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Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News: Rain makes for some happy campers along The Branch

    We finally got some measurable rain this week. It’s been clouding up and thundering and lightning, but nothing would happen. On Friday night, it went through the same routine but the sky opened up and it rained for about 40 minutes. There was almost an inch of rain in the gauge Saturday morning. I had mowed Thursday morning in bits and pieces because there were so many brown spots under the trees. Saturday morning, everything was green again.

  • Steed completes radiology residency at Indiana University

    Shannon Steed, the daughter of Jackie and Becky Ogden, recently completed radiology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
    Steed is a 1993 graduate of Owen County High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Kentucky University and completed medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
    She is currently doing a one-year fellowship in breast imaging at Indiana University.
    Steed currently lives in Indianapolis, Ind., and is married to Brian Steed. The two have three children, Quinn, Grant and Laine.

  • Church News for Sept. 21, 2011

    Cedar Hill Baptist

    Bro. Bill’s message Sunday morning was from Philippines 2:1-4 on “Why I Love the Church.” Through the church, Jesus provides hope, faith, purpose, and love to us. Hope is found in understanding what Christ has done for us (Romans 5:3-4). Hope in Jesus rises above our daily situations.
    Sunday evening’s message was from Colossians 3:17 on whatever we do, we do for the Lord. We are to let our light shine for him. We were blessed to have Ashley Smith share her gift of music and her testimony with us.

  • Catherine Covington Hubbard

    Taylor Marshall and Alecia Gamm Hubbard are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Catherine Covington Hubbard. Catherine was born at 11:06 a.m. July 25, 2011, in Lexington. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
    Catherine’s maternal grandparents are Paul Henry and Lee Ann Covington Gamm of Owenton. Her paternal grandparents are Dr. Thomas Michael and Susan Fielding Hubbard of Ashland, Virginia.
    Catherine was welcomed home by her sister, Charlotte Ann Hubbard.

  • 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.
    The couple would like to invite all friends and family to join in their upcoming wedding celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 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: 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.
    The couple would like to invite all friends and family to join in their upcoming wedding celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 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.

  • Family gathers for 80th Hudson-Jones reunion

    The descendants of The Rev. Silas Alexander Hudson will meet Sept. 4 for the 80th consecutive year. This is thought to be the oldest documented consecutive family gathering in Kentucky.
    Lilly Hudson Cooke organized the first reunion in 1932, and the family has met on the Sunday before Labor Day every year since.
    The 80th Hudson-Jones Reunion will convene at 1 p.m. for a potluck lunch at the old New Columbus schoolhouse, which is now the private residence of Bill and Faye Prewitt. It is located at 16065 New Columbus Road/KY Rt. 607.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

    Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock death losses due to the recent lightning strikes and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program.
    LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 26, 2011

    James Grider, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Sept. 9.
    Alan D. Plowman, 1960, use of a minor under 16 in a sex performance, possession of matter portraying sex performance by a minor, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 2.
    William G. Plunkett, 1982, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 9.
    Gary Smith, fourth-degree assault, contempt of court, continued to Nov. 4.
    Gary Smith, 1965, theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Oct. 26.

  • Pro-Israel voters support Johnson

    Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson was in Owen County Thursday. After a hard day’s work from the time he unhooked his pickup from his travel trailer at Kentucky Horse Park, to loading up the yard signs, to asking for votes and endorsements from the home of Paul Smith in south Owen County to the enterprises along Owenton’s Seminary Street, Johnson spoke that evening at the very first event sponsored by Pro-Israel Voters for Bill Johnson.