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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Thank goodness for Geek Squad

    The 127 yard sale has come and gone for another year. From the number of signs and set-ups along the road, it must have been a success.

  • Putting all on the line

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    William A. Walker to Barbara Sue Offutt, Jimmy Ray Dailey and Joshua David Dailey, Old Teresita Road, $4,000.
    Malone Bourne to Edward Malone Bourne Jr., U.S. Hwy. 227.
    James D. Edmondson to Wesley Allen Edmondson, Andrew Wayne Edmondson, James Harold Edmondson and Benny Edmondson, Poplar Grove Turnpike/Road.
    Lisa Williamson to Ronald B. Williamson, Mildred J. Gorman Trust Land Division, tract 8, Teresita Road, $12,000.
    Rhonda Lee and Timothy Chisolm to Deloris Wedding.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 5, 2011

    Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. Bill Mann, motion for default judgment, see order.
    DH Capital Management Inc. vs. Wanda L. McDaniel, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Timothy D. Moore, motion to require answer to interrogatories, remand.
    Midland Funding LLC vs. Alice Osborne, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Ganzie Perkins vs. Jason Perkins, eviction hearing, defendant failed to appear, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.
    Midland Funding LLC vs. Denise Reynolds, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • It’s like putting down a favorite horse

    I faced an ugly truth this week.
    It’s about time to say goodbye to an old friend - my 1999 Toyota Sienna van.
    When I bought the van from the Kentucky Press Association, it already had about 130,000 miles on it. Most of those were highway miles. It had been used my staff members who had to attend meetings and workshops around the state and nation.
    David Thompson, president of KPA, is meticulous about making sure the oil was changed well before the 3,000 mile mark.

  • Community Events

    Soccer league extends deadlines
    The Owen County Youth Soccer League has extended registration deadlines for all age groups – U6, U8, U10 and U12 – through Aug. 15.
    Forms will be sent home with all primary school students and are available in the elementary and middle school offices and the Owen County Public Library.
    Contact bethgordon720@gmail.com with questions. Follow us on Facebook – facebook.com/owensoccer for pictures, news and other announcements.

  • Firefighters blame lightning for house fire

    Lightning is being blamed for the destruction of a home Aug. 3 on East Adair Street in Owenton.
    The home of Clark and Connie Shelton was destroyed after a bolt of lightning hit the home and triggered a fire in the southwest corner of the home.
    According to Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly, one person was home at the time.
    “She heard the lightning hit and wasn’t sure what had happened,” Lilly said. “Then she started hearing popping and crackling in the attic. That’s when she called 911.”

  • Bargain Bonanza ends


    The annual 127 Yard Sale has once again run its course. First photo: dozens of vendors made the property in front of Hudnall’s Garage a popular place for bargain hunters from across the country to stop; seocnd photo: If you looked hard enough, almost anything could be found for sale along U.S. 127; third photo: Outside the Monterey Fire Department, hunting and fishing equipment was a topic of discussion; fourth photo: The front yards of many Owen County homes transformed into retail space for the “world’s longest yard sale.”

  • New formula blamed for apparent drop in grad rates

    Owen County graduation rates are down 2 percent after the state began using a new formula to calculate the rates.
    The Kentucky Department of Education released the data last week, which is required by the federal No Child Left Behind program.
    In comparison to the 2009 rate of graduation, which used the old method of calculating rates, Owen County High School’s 2010 rate is 2 percent lower at 67.11 percent.
    The new formula will be used through 2013, when Kentucky will begin using the “cohort” model, which will individually track students.

  • City facing lawsuit over Burke records request

    A co-executor of former Owenton City Clerk Charlotte Burke’s estate has filed suit against the City of Owenton, claiming the city’s responses to open-records requests were untimely and legally insufficient.
    Burke served as Owenton’s city clerk from 2008 until January of 2009, when she was found dead in the home of her ex-husband, Danny Cobb. Kentucky State Police said she shot Cobb and then turned the gun on herself.