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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Someone is looking out for me

    After the big weekend last week, I kind of coasted all last week.

  • Owen County District Court - June 8, 2012

    David W. Fielders, 1958, non-payment of fines, apply bond.
    Greg Glass, 1967, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for June 15.
    Dallas G. Goins, 1988, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, alcohol intoxication in a public place, public intoxication controlled substance, bonded out.
    Billy J. Stewart, 1978, fourth-degree assault, continued to June 22.

  • Owen County property transfers - May 2012

    Martin Mueller to Williams S. and Ellen M. Cronin, lot 787, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $15,000.
    Adam and Danielle Ryan to Kevin Murray, Diane L. Murray, Donald Lee Craven Jr. and NaomiJoe Craven, lot 17, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $7,200.
    The Revocable Trust Agreement of Karol D. Bruneman, lot 447, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $500.
    Sarita M. Ford to Bellsouth Telecommunications LLC. and AT&T Kentucky.
    Martha B. Brock to Bellsouth Telecommunications LLC. and AT&T Kentucky.

  • Owen Historical Society News: The American flag is a symbol of freedom

    “The American flag is a symbol of freedom. But freedom isn’t free.”

    The truth of these words was emphasized June 14 in a poignant historical society program presented by Pastor Jim Wood. Brother Wood not only shepherds the flock at New Liberty Christian Church, but is also the designated chaplain of an organization called Flags4Vets. Jim is a veteran of the United States Army and continues his service to our country by joining thousands of volunteers dedicated to placing flags on the graves of veterans every Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

  • Keith hopes Interstate 71 will lead to new development in region

    Six area county judge-executives, including Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, have joined forces to promote the Interstate 71 Kentucky corridor in hopes of new employment opportunities and expansion of existing industries and businesses.
    The I-71 Kentucky Corridor Regional Task Force Inc. is made up of Carroll County Judge-executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Gallatin County Judge-executive Ken McFarland, Henry County Judge-executive John Logan Brent, Oldham County Judge-executive David Voegele, Trimble County Judge-executive Randy Stevens, and Keith.

  • 1812 meets 2012

  • Board tags Hunter

    Board tags Hunter

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    After spending nearly a year on the Owen County Primary School Site-based Decision-making Council, Kimberly Hunter joined the Owen County School Board May 31.
    Hunter, 38, will finish out Brian Young’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2012. Young resigned from the board due to personal reasons in March.
    Hunter will serve as the district one school board member, which includes Bethany, New Columbus and Hesler.

  • Patriot Patrick Henry found in Owen

    Patrick Henry is probably most famous for his, “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech, but a little cleaning up of some historic documents show that Henry once had ties to Owen County.
    The documents, which have been stored in the basement of the Owen County Courthouse, are being cleaned up as part of a grant from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

  • Owen County Historical Society: Re-enactors relive the past with 1812 event

    “Generations Meet” is the theme of the 1812 event to be held in the backyard of the historical society museum Friday evening.
    Saturday and Friday from 7-9 p.m., we welcome a few re-enactors portraying militia
    volunteers in the War of 1812. Stories will be told around the campfire by Earl Bayer from Cincinnati, Ohio, who reminisces about his journey with George Rogers Clark to take Vincennes during the Revolutionary War, and laments about America’s involvement in yet another war. Doris Riley will conduct a candlelight tour of the

  • Where have all the Garys, Ronnies and Larrys gone?

    It was a joyful morning at the make-believe circus. The children sang big top songs
    as loud as they could, and on cue, they cackled like monkeys and roared like lions. The 2-year-olds class at our grandson’s nursery school was in rare form for the end
    of the year program.
    Sadly, though, Charles and Donnie missed the show. Roger, Richard, and Jerry
    weren’t there either, and neither was Ed.
    To be honest, they would have felt out of place. All the other little boys had first