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Today's News

  • Cummins named Green Scholar

    Taylor Cummins of Owen County High School has been named a State Sen. Jeff Green Scholar. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    Cummins has also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. The award may be renewed each year of college if the student continues high scholastic achievement, making the total value of the KEES award worth $10,000.

  • Holbert family reunites

    The Holbert family reunion was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Center. There was a wonderful dinner shared and enjoyed by everyone present. We look forward to being all together again in 2012.
    Those attending from Owenton were Naomi Glore; JoAnn and Lanny Wright; Randell Gaines; Austin Hudnall; Bobby Holbert; Trent, Mandy, Salin and Brayden Holbert; Teresa Sanders; and Lisa Stinson.

  • Engagement: Karsner-Greenlee

    Karen Karsner of Owenton and Tony Karsner of Monterey are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Karsner, to Matthew Greenlee. Karen and Tony would like to invite all friends and family to join in their upcoming wedding celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Headgates on Hwy. 368 off of Hwy. 127 S.
    The reception will immediately follow the ceremony at Headgates. Dress is casual.
    The couple will be registering at North Park and Walmart. For more information or directions, please call (502) 750-2774.

  • Engagement: Hon-Herndon

    Mr. and Mrs. Gary McFarland of Latonia wish to announce the marriage of their granddaughter, Stephanie Hon, to Christopher Herndon, son of Jim and Phyllis Herndon of Sparta.
    The invitation-only wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at General Butler State Park.
    A reception will follow at the Gallatin County Extension Office in Warsaw.
    The couple will reside in Sparta after a honeymoon trip to Yellowstone Park.

  • Engagement: McNay-Jacobs

    Haley and Amber Minch, along with Melody Jacobs, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their parents, Jennifer McNay and Tim Jacobs. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. There will be a reception following the ceremony at the Owen County Extension Building. All friends and family are invited to attend. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Mr. Binks moves into the basement

    It’s Sunday night again and here I sit trying to think of something to write. It seems the weeks just fly by anymore. I have another cat, just what I need, another animal to feed. When I took the computer to Tutt’s last week to get the programs put into it, Tutt was complaining about the neighbor’s cat scratching on his door and tearing up the screen. He was threatening to do bodily harm to it. I said, don’t do that, I’ll take it to the farm. I got an e-mail from Ann Thursday saying that the lady had advertised online, looking for a home for the offending animal.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 13, 2011

    Kevin A. Clarkson, 1988, diversion completion, dismissed.
    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Nov. 17.
    Christopher June Eversole, 1981, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to Nov. 22.
    Adam D. Fender, 1986, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement, to pay $130 by Dec. 31.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement, to pay $130 by Dec. 31.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 16, 2011

    Brian W. Coffman, 1983, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to produce insurance card, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 30.
    John R. Washer, 1971, non-payment of fines, owes $133, $175 cash bond set, allow jail credit.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Cynthia Renaker, motion to require answer to interrogatories, see order.
    Capital One Bank vs. Billy L. Richie, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Robert H. McIntyre, defendant failed to appear, judgment to plaintiff for $88.71, court costs.

  • Letter to the editor: Take a moment to read our foundation

    Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. The U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest written constitution of any government in the world. Drafted in less than 100 working days, it contains only 4, 543 words, including signatures and takes about 30 minutes to read. It is the basic document of our republic, which protects individual liberties of all citizens through written law.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Traditional foods still have a home

    Recipes are pieces of history. They have been written down on small scraps of paper or verbally passed from one generation to another. Early arrivals of Owen County shared recipes with family and friends, and today those same recipes produce a variety of specialties that originated in England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Africa.