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Today's News

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 21, 2011 Receipts: 529
    Sept. 14: 801

    Compared to the previous sale slaughter cows and slaughter bulls were steady to $1 lower; feeder steers under 600 lb. were steady, over 600 lb. steady to $1 lower; and feeder heifers under 600 lb. $2 to $3 higher, over 600 lb. steady.
    Percent of supply: slaughter cows 12 percent; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacements 1 percent; feeder steers 22 percent; feeder heifers 31 percent; feeder bulls 26 percent; and holstein steers 7 percent.

  • Engagement: Stigers-Shuler

    Together with their families, Alicia Stigers and Michael Shuler would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Alicia is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School who currently attends KCTCS majoring in criminal justice and is employed at the Carroll County Detention Center in Carrollton.
    Michael is a 2007 graduate from Owen County High School and is currently employed with Dana Manufacturing in Dry Ridge.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Owenton.

  • Engagement: Allnut-Cook

    Scott and Tracy Allnutt wish to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Taylor Allnutt, to James Philip (JP) Cook, son of Phil Cook and Teri Cook.
    Brittany is a 2006 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    JP is employed with Woodford Feed Store in Versailles.
    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 15, 2011, at the Owen County Fairgrounds. In case of rain the wedding will be held in the exhibit building. Invitations were sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Monterey Matters: Remember families touched by tragedy

    I’d like to start out by asking everyone to please keep the Kistner and Fitzgerald families in your thoughts and prayers this week.
    As you have probably already heard by now, Kara Kistner and Allison Fitzgerald were involved in a very bad accident Friday evening near Frankfort. It was so bad, they had to shut down parts of 127 for a few hours to clean up the wreckage.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Backyard hunting can’t be fun

    Fall is officially here. It says so on the calendar. Most of last week felt more like November than late September.
    Golf was called off Wednesday due to the rain. I kept waiting for the promised sun to come back all day Thursday and Friday. I just couldn’t make myself get out in the rain and get my shopping done.

  • Changes come to two Owen Co. voting precincts

    As the Owen County Clerk’s Office transitions from summer to fall, we find ourselves preparing for the Nov. 8 General Election.
    As I think of our democratic process, I think of the progress we have made through the years. We have gone from hand-counted ballots, to now using the E-Slate and E-Scan machines. These voting machines allow for future growth of both voters and expanded ballot capabilities.
    On Election Day, we have a specially trained service technician who can perform on-site minor repairs and troubleshooting.

  • Crews working on the Natlee Bridge over Eagle Creek

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced a bridge-maintenance project has begun on the KY 607 bridge over Eagle Creek in Owen County. The project will encompass several maintenance improvements. The bridge deck will be restored and waterproofed and the bridge joints will be repaired.
    Rob Hans, chief district engineer for KYTC District 6 said, “These improvements and repairs on the bridge are an example of the cabinet’s commitment to improving safety and mobility on our highways and bridges.”

  • Enjoy the cool air at Kentucky State Parks

    In the state of Kentucky, we have 52 state parks. Each state park offers a different view of the treasures in our state. There are few sights more spectacular than the changing of the colors of the leaves in the fall. What a great time to get outside and observe the beauty of our state and get some physical activity, too.
    There are more than 300 miles of trails and they are for all types of hikers. There are easy and moderate trails, such as the half-mile, self-guided trail at the Columbus-Belmont State Park.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 23, 2011

    Jesse L. Johns, 1984, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to wear seat belt, possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, bond set for $1,000, monitored release, continued to Oct. 7.
    American General Financial vs. Arthur Bagwell, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Peggy Smith vs. Dorothy Brumley, eviction hearing, eviction ordered, seven days to vacate.

  • Aunt Opal's touch will last a lifetime

    I’ve written about my Aunt Lucy many times because she’s been such an important and influential person in my life, but one of the other special women who had a profound impact on me never got much ink.
    Two weeks ago, our family had to say goodbye to Opal Smoot Hawkins. Opal was also my aunt; one of my mom’s older sisters.  Since my mom is the baby of the 12 Smoot children, all of them are older.