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Today's News

  • Owen voters just say No

    The voters of Owen County have rejected a proposal that would have expanded alcohol sales.
    The final tally was 1,522 votes cast for expanded alcohol sales and 1,792 voting no, a difference of 270 votes.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said she expected a 53-percent turnout early Tuesday. When all the results were official, only 44 percent of registered voters cast their ballots.
    Steve Delaney, one of the leaders of Citizens for a Dry Owen County, said he is pleased with the margin of victory.

  • Kemper joins Tisch Real Estate

    Peggie Tisch-Rollins, owner/broker of Tisch Real Estate is pleased to announce that Melissa Kemper rejoined the company as managing broker.
    Kemper has had a successful career in real estate since 2004 and has weathered the storm of the slow market.

  • Golden anniversary - Bruce and Pat True

    Bruce and Pat True will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 20, 2011

  • Retired trooper joins Owenton police force

    Former Trooper Steve Miller retired from the Kentucky State Police in 1992, but 19 years later he has been sworn in as an Owenton police officer by Mayor Doug West.
    Miller, 59, was employed by the Kentucky State Police in 1974. After graduating from the KSP academy in Frankfort, he was assigned to Post 14 in Ashland where he worked as an on-the-road trooper and later was selected one of 16 public affair officers in the state.
    In 1989, Miller transferred to Post 5 in La Grange where he was assigned to Owen and Gallatin counties until retiring in 1992.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Families share truth behind feud

    Seven descendants from the Smoot family and one from the Walkers were among the crowd that gathered at the I.O.O.F. Hall Thursday to hear the story of the Walker-Smoot feud. The scheduled speakers, Beth Raisor Jones and Susan Raisor Benton, had to cancel their presentation because of the recent death of their father. But Robert Walker and Lisa Smoot graciously agreed to tell the story according to what had passed down through their respective families.

  • Become a true grill master

    Grills are great for cooking hamburgers and steaks. Unfortunately, many people stop there.
    An entire gourmet meal can be prepared on a grill, or using other outdoor cooking equipment, including any assortment of meat or vegetables, and even desserts.
    If you are interested in becoming the next grillmeister of your community, with the reputation of being a great outdoor chef, we’ve got a series of programs designed for you.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Congrats on Fan Fair

  • Owen County District Court

    July 15, 2011

    Seth Allan Keith, 1980, motion to revoke probation, continued to July 22.
    Seth Allan Keith, 1980, fourth-degree assault, in jail, $2,500 cash bond set, continued to July 22.
    Joshua J. Sharon, 1988, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 90 days, court costs; theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 90 days, court costs, concurrent.
    Jamie Carol New, 1976, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to July 29.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    June 28, 2011

    Deborah R. Depew, 1969, flagrant non-support, leave bench warrant.
    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion to revoke probation, motion for telephonic appearance at hearing, continued to July 12.
    Leroy Beckham, 1959, receiving stolen property under $10,000, third degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 by Dec. 31.

  • Mother of the Year nomination letter: Veneda Caldwell Smith - an inspiration for generations

    While every mother is special, some are just extraordinary in their willingness to help their families and others. Proverbs 31, verse 29 reads, “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” I can’t think of a better description of my mother. By definition, a mother is one who has a child, but my mother is much more than that. To me, a good mother will put the needs of others in front of her own. My mother and her story may be common to anyone else, but to me she is a perfect example of an outstanding mother.