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Today's News

  • State official invites Owen countians on a treasure hunt

    Over 1,000 Owen countians have a treasure waiting for them that many may know nothing about.
    The Office of the State Treasurer will bring its Treasure Finders outreach to Owen County later this month with a potential return of $325,641.
    Each year, the Kentucky State Treasury receives millions of dollars from holders such as banks and insurance companies which must transfer assets of inactive accounts to the treasury for holding.
    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach attended Monday’s Owenton Rotary Club meeting to address the outreach.

  • New twist on The Bachelor

  • Owen Historical Society News: Riding the rails of Civil War history

    When her 5-year-old son vanished from the backyard, Mrs. Bogart knew just where to find him. Perched on the platform that held the icehouse, Charles Bogart would be watching the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad trains chugging by. 
    The Bogarts lived in Newport and according to Charles, “There was nothing between us and the tracks.”

  • Georgia: on her mind - Wisdom, clean closets, and a little heresy

    I got caught in the tailwind of my old friend, Birthday, as he raced through another April. I admit that I lost my balance for an hour or two. “You’re old,” Birthday taunted as he flew past me on his way to outrun next year before I can blink.
    “That’s not nice,” I shouted after him. “And besides, Old is the new New. Old, now that the Baby Boomers are on Medicare, is IN.”

  • Owen County property transfers - March 2013

    Shawn Stivers and Shawn B. Hager to Michael C. and Leah Gail Montoure, Hwy. 1982, $35,000.
    Fred C. Tichenor, JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, Holiday Lake Riverview Condominium and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to Federal National Mortgage Association, Viewpoint Inc.
    Beneficial Kentucky Inc. to Ronald and Melissa Lemaster, $39,000.
    Linda R. Proctor to Deric Curtis Moore, lots 1E and 2E, Eagle Creek Campground.
    Marianne Wall and Anna Marie Carl to Kristi A. Walker, Riverlake Subdivision, $89,000.
    Lela Maude Hawkins to Kentucky American Water.

  • Owen County District Court - April 5, 2013

    Michael J. Scott, 1968, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, to serve six days, credit time served.
    Michael J. Scott, 1968, theft by unlawful taking, status hearing, pleaded guilty, to serve three days, court costs, credit time served.
    Chris Osborne, 1967, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, continued to April 12.
    Midland Funding LLC. vs. Jimmy Boling, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Engagement: Howard-Eldridge

  • Kay’s Branch News: Basement full of Perkins makes for great reunion

    Spring has finally come to the Branch. It will last about three days, and then we’ll be into summer. It’s supposed to be 80 by Wednesday.
    I was on the road almost every day last week with bridge on Tuesday, dominos on Wednesday, lunch with Charity at Applebee’s on Thursday, then I had to go back to Frankfort on Friday to do my regular errands and get gas, groceries and pet food.

  • Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office celebrates Donate Life Month

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of lifesaving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee said. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Too many toys or fire wood on front porch may soon be illegal

    The Owenton City Council could soon be tightening restrictions on outdoor wood storage, doghouses, front yard furniture and outside toys owned by city residents.
    The council gave a first reading of the amendment to its nuisance ordinance during its April 2 meeting.
    The amendment states that any property owner or tenant that houses a dog or dogs outside will keep them in the backyard of the house, apartment or building and will furnish a doghouse to house them.