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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Going to theater makes for a good girls’ night out

    We finally got some soaking rain. There was something over an inch of rain in the gauge Monday morning and it is still sprinkling lightly.
    I know it rained on someone’s parade being a holiday weekend, but it was well received here on the Branch.

  • Hudson-Jones continue tradition with reunion

    The descendants of The Rev. Silas Alexander Hudson will meet on Sunday for a 1 p.m. potluck lunch at the old New Columbus Schoolhouse. This is now the private residence of Bill and Faye Prewitt, and is located at 16065 New Columbus Road/KY 607. 
    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 each year since.

  • ‘Old’ friends meet for Bethany School reunion

    Persons attending the Bethany School group annual fellowship are always full of enthusiasm. When 18 school friends meet, there is much “old” news to share.
    Those present for the July 14 meal at Noble Restaurant near Corinth were Lucille Mason, Naomi Shiver, Lair Skirvin, Frances Lloyd, Ann Siders, Marion and Joyce Mason, Arthur Wright, Liz Dunavent, Linda Allnutt, Jean Murphy, Duard and Ann Glass, Ernest and Sara Smith, Donald Crupper, and Jim and Betty Lawrence.

  • Wedding: Williams-Wilson

    Rusty and Heidi Williams have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter Kelsey Layne to Robert Stephen Wilson, son of Stephen and Mary Wilson. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at 475 Cull Road, the home of Rusty and Heidi Williams. Dinner and dancing will be held immediately following the ceremony. All family and friends are invited, but please RSVP at www.kelseyandrobert12.ourwedding.com.

  • Guest columnist: Jennifer Nippert - Follow in the footsteps of other library supporters

    It is a time of anticipation for the Owen County Public Library, as we are working hard every day to turn our plans for exemplary library service for the community into a reality.  

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 21, 2012

    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, show cause deferred, owes $1,263.13 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,300.
    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, motion for discovery and inspection, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 25.
    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, complicity controlled substance prescription not in original container, complicity drug paraphernalia, complicity possession of marijuana, jury trial set for Oct. 26.

  • Owen Co. District Court - Aug. 24, 2012

    Teresa C. Buckner, 1958, theft by unlawful taking under $500, 12 months, to serve 30 days, conditionally discharged for 335 days, credit time served 18 days, to pay $1,230 restitution.
    Stephanie Ann England, 1980, second-degree disorderly conduct, pleaded guilty, 90 days, to serve three days, conditionally discharged for 87 days, court costs; public intoxication controlled substance, pleaded guilty, 90 days, to serve three days, conditionally discharged for 87 days, court costs.
    Michael L. Fraley, 1966, non-payment of fines, show cause hearing set for Dec. 14.

  • Three Rivers District Health Depart. director elected to national board

    Georgia Heise, director of the Three Rivers District Health Department, has been recently elected as the vice president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

  • A Saturday of football firsts for Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels entered Saturday night with a bad taste in their mouth.
    They went to Grant County trying to erase the memory of a week one loss at Lloyd. In the game against the Juggernauts, Owen County jumped out to an early lead only to see it vanish before eventually losing in the late stages of the fourth quarter.
    Saturday night was just the opposite.
    The Rebels got off to a sluggish start before finally things kicked into gear.

  • Boys team take All ‘A’ championship

    The Owen County High School boy’s golf team is headed to the State All ‘A’ Golf Tournament.
    The boys captured the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Championship Aug. 23 at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.
    The team shot 335 to beat Carroll County by three shots and Walton-Verona by six.
    Justin Trusty led the Rebels with a 74 while Zach Ripy fired a 78. Jordan Prather carded a 91. Cole Hamilton shot a 92 and Austin Fitzgerald came in with a 93.