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Today's News

  • Deer capital of the commonwealth

    For the deer population of Owen County, it must be a scary time of the year.
    Bow season opened last week and if last year’s statistics repeat themselves, more deer will be taken in Owen County than any other county in the state by a large margin.
    According to state statistics, hunters in Owen County harvested 3,751 deer. In surrounding counties, the numbers are significantly less: Grant County, 2,204; Henry County, 2,010; Franklin County, 1776; Scott County, 1775; Carroll County, 1,014; and Gallatin Count, 846.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns

    For a fun-filled kickoff to the fall season, look no further than Owen County’s Sweet Owen Day Festival.
    The 12th annual event will take place Sept. 21 on the courthouse square with a variety of activities, vendors and live entertainment.
    The day will begin at 7 a.m. with the Rotary pancake breakfast, followed by the 5K run/walk at 8 a.m.

  • Owen Co. precinct lines to be changed

    An update to Owen County’s election precinct lines is back in swing after being stalled last year.
    The process of redrawing the local precinct lines, which started in 2012, was put on hold when the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled the state’s initial plan for statewide legislative redistricting unconstitutional. The districts for the Kentucky House of Representatives and State Senate had to be changed before the local precincts could be redrawn.

  • Panel OKs rate hike for Owen Electric

    Residential customers of Owen Electric can expect an increase on their next electric and utility bill after the Kentucky Public Service Commission recently accepted a proposed settlement in a rate-adjustment case.
    According to a PSC press release, typical residential customers will see an increase of about $5 on their monthly bills, although the increase will vary based on individual electric usage.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Memories are building blocks of history

    “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.”

    These words of George Eliot emphasize the splendor of the world viewed through the eyes of children. It is a place of miracles and magic, an enchanted kingdom where colors are more brilliant, the air softer, the love of family and friends more precious and the unfolding of each new day more awe inspiring.

  • High Attendance Day emphasizes importance of class time

    “We need our students in schools!”
    And so, once again, Owen County Schools is asking for everyone’s participation in High Attendance Day, which has been designated as Wednesday, Sept. 18 by the Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel Association.
    Last year, both Owen County Elementary School and Owen County High School won the top award for this region in their respective categories.  
    On High Attendance Day elementary, middle or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories.

  • Owen Co. Circuit Court - Aug. 27, 2013

    Joann Blackmore Adams, 1974, owes $23,454.94 restitution, continued to Sept. 17.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 1985, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, also owes $2,172.50 in fines, costs and fees, denied, continued to Sept. 17.
    Jackie R. Broughton, 1971, show cause deferred, owes $663.22 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $670.
    Norman Bruce, 1992, manufacturing methamphetamine, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Oct. 15.
    Randy A. Collins, 1963, owes $1,960 in fines, fees and costs.

  • Property transfers - August 2013

    Albin E. and Darlene Stoeckle to Gary Davis and Lauren Davis Trust, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $190,500.
    David Louis Errgang, Brenda Sue Errgang and Mark R. Cobb Trustee to Mark R. Cobb Trustee, David Louis Errgang and Brenda Sue Errgang, lot 10 and 13, River Lake Subdivision.
    Brenda Burwell Vance and Charles Vance to Mary Rhoten, lots 1 and 4, Timberwood Lakeshores, $1,200.
    Carl H. and Kathryn Bell Cummins to Elisabeth A. Halsmer, lot 2, Ky. Hwy. #36, Owen Air Park, $170,000.
    Bonnie J. Benson to Donald E. Gilbert, Perry Park Resort, $60,000.

  • Owen Co. District Court - Sept. 6, 2013

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, owes $94.29 in restitution, continued to Sept. 20.
    Joann Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $7.82 in restitution.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $272.75 in restitution.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $230.59 in restitution.
    Joann M. Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, owes $207.50 in restitution.
    Edward Gravley, 1981, failure to comply with sex offender registry, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 13, appointed public attorney.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fall is definitely here so get out and enjoy it

    I’m not getting up as early on these cloudy, chilly mornings, so I am a bit behind.
    I did catch Fay before they left the house. They have been finishing their haying and running fence around the winter pastures, preparing to move their cattle. It’s not really officially fall but farmers are already getting ready for winter.
    The tobacco crop was beautiful this year and most has already been cut and housed. The fields are being cultivated and laid by for spring.