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Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen County susceptible to that sinking feeling

    They are unwelcome residents and for hundreds of years they have squatted on Owen County land.
    New ones seemingly appear overnight and their appetites are insatiable. Gaping mouths are fed dirt, rock, lime, trash and an occasional rusty car or pickup, yet to no avail. These indefatigable giants are a constant irritation but from earliest times Owen countians have accepted their presence as part of the local landscape. Most don’t need an introduction to these sometimes cavernous depressions known as Owen County sinkholes.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Nov. 12, 2013

    Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. David Authier, motion to dismiss, see order.
    Gerald Kemper vs. Robert E. Cull, motion to appoint receiver, submitted.
    Charles Smith vs. Owen County School District, motion for extension of time, see order.
    Farm Credit Services of Mid-America PCA vs. John Ashcraft, motion for judgment and order of motion for attorney’s fees, continued from Oct. 15, remand.
    Wells Fargo Bank Na. vs. Patrick Clifton, motion for writ of possession.

  • Owen Co. District Court: Nov. 15, 2013

    Coty A. Hampton, 1986, receiving stolen property under $500, pleaded guilty, 180 days, to serve seven days, conditionally discharged for 173 days, court costs.
    Rodney W. Rabourn, 1985, first-degree narcotics, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.
    Anthony Rice, 1980, first-degree narcotics, drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Rain won’t stop us from getting out

    Woke to a beautiful  Monday morning. There was 3 inches of rain in the gauge this morning.
    Wanda said Noel Thomas said that’s what his gauge read in Monterey and Fay agreed, so the downpour of late Saturday night into the wee hours of Sunday and beyond must have been pretty wide spread.
    Ann and I braved the dire predictions and went to Louisville to see a play at the Brown Theater Sunday afternoon. We say “Tom Jones,” a farce based on Thomas Hardy’s book, was a fun way to spend a gloomy afternoon.

  • Local program brightens holidays for area seniors

    This holiday season, the community can help give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior  program.
    The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with the North Central District Home Health Agency and KIPDA – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. The local Home Instead Senior Care office aids seniors in Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Nelson, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Woodford and surrounding counties.

  • Christmas Parade 2013: Guess who is coming to town?

    This year’s Owen County Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. The parade will leave from Southern States at 3 p.m.
    The theme this year will be “Christmas Melodies.”
    There will be three categories for the floats this year:
    • Wagon/Trailer (Large) First place, $200; second place, $150.
    • Truck Bed - First place, $100; second place, $50.
    • Utility Vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.) First place, 75; second place, $50.

  • Owen school to be honored for energy saving efforts

    The Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized for achieving the Energy Star rating on Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized by school and state officials for achieving the Energy Star from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to denote its energy efficiency.  

  • Hometown Hero

    Rick Morgan was awarded the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero award Monday by Pam Miller. Morgan joined the Owenton and Owen County Fire Departments around 1974, became Owenton fire chief in 1980, became emergency management director in June of 1994, became an EMT around 1976, was deputy sheriff in 1984 and was on the Owen County Search and Rescue Squad when it started in 1979. Morgan is currently the director of emergency management, is a volunteer firefighter and continues to work as an EMT.

  • Power plays: Owen County golf standout agrees to hit the greens for Northern Kentucky

    She has heard her sister talk about playing collegiate golf.
    Next fall, Shelby Power will have her own stories to tell.
    On Friday night, the Owen County High School senior signed a letter of intent to play golf at Northern Kentucky University. She becomes the second member of her family to play golf at a NCAA Division I school. Her sister Krista plays at Morehead State University.
    “It has always been my dream,” said Power of playing playing golf in college. “I am just thrilled.”

  • Rebel going down under

    His high-school career may be finished but one Owen County High School senior still has more football to play.
    Logan Lowe has been selected to play for the 2014 Kentucky State Football Team and almost as impressive as being chosen is where the practices and the games will be played.
    Lowe will be traveling to Australia where he will be taking part in the Down Under Bowl. The games are sponsored by a group known as Down Under Sports.