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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court: May 7, 2013

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, show cause hearing, owes $3,650 restitution and $1,127.50 fees and costs, see file.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, 1989, shock probation in felony convictions, motion for shock probation, submitted.
    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, show cause hearing, owes $315 in fines and fees, continued to May 21.
    Miranda Dews, 1972, show cause hearing, owes $8,192.84 in restitution, fees and costs, bench warrant set for $8,200.
    Russell Cody Dunn, 1989, diversion completion, dismissed.

  • Owen County District Court - May 17, 2013

    Norman Bruce, 1994, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for May 24.
    William Kelley, 1989, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for May 24.
    Suzanne Woosley, 1986, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for May 24.
    Dayna M. Hughes, 1964, alcohol intoxication in a public place, fourth-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, continued to May 24, bond set for $2,500 cash.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Betty J. Barry, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Kay's Branch News: Mothers Day was best day

    It turned out to be a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day or anything else you might have been celebrating.
    The first of the week was wet, very wet. We had nearly two inches of rain late Saturday night, Sunday and Monday.
    It was clear on Tuesday, but I had bridge so I couldn’t mow that day.
    Wednesday, Charity and I went shopping for spring clothes. I have four closets full of clothes, but one has to have something new once in a while. Our trip was a success. I now have new things to wear. All I need now is some place to go.

  • Owen County Library trustee attains state certification

    Richard Matthews, a member of the Owen County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The trustee certification program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • Birth Announcement: Clayton Michael and Kirkton Charles Lilly
  • Wedding: Prather-Colston

    Brittany Leigh Prather and Lawrence Brandon Colston were united in marriage on May 2, 2013, by Owen County Justice of the Peace Teresa Kemper Davis. The witnesses were Denise Smoot and Mary A. Moore.

  • 'We the People' champions
  • Special honor: Edward A. Webster

    Edward A. Webster of Owenton has been commissioned at Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Steve Beshear on March 5, 2013. It is the highest award given by the commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky colonelships are commissioned for an individual’s contribution to his community, state, or nation and for special achievements. Edward is the son of Roy and Brenda Webster of Owenton; the grandson of Catherine and the late Walter Webster of Owenton and the late Robert and Mildred Furnish of Ghent.

  • Owenton Livestock Report: May 8, 2013

    Receipts for the week: 523
    May 1: 569• Last year: 760
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers and heifers below 700 lbs. steady, above 700 lbs. $2 higher. Cows and bulls $2 to $3 higher.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $172; 400-500 lbs.  $164; 500-600 lbs.  $143-145; 600-700 lbs.  $132-139; 700-800 lbs.  $130; 800-900 lbs.  $122-124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $117; 1,045-1,130 lbs.  $108-109.

  • Track team grabs second finish at region

    It was a good day at the Class A Region 5 Meet for the Owen County High School boys track team.
    After a third-place finish a year ago the team put together a great day and came home with a second-place finish. The only team better was Burgin.
    Several Rebels had outstanding days including Collin Trammel who won his second-straight regional title in the 200-meter dash.
    Trammel, along with Paul Banks, Ian Oaks and Chris Smith, made up the 4x200-meter relay team which finished first.
    The same four also placed second in the 4x100-meter relay.