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Today's News

  • Panel OKs rate hike for Owen Electric

    Residential customers of Owen Electric can expect an increase on their next electric and utility bill after the Kentucky Public Service Commission recently accepted a proposed settlement in a rate-adjustment case.
    According to a PSC press release, typical residential customers will see an increase of about $5 on their monthly bills, although the increase will vary based on individual electric usage.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Memories are building blocks of history

    “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.”

    These words of George Eliot emphasize the splendor of the world viewed through the eyes of children. It is a place of miracles and magic, an enchanted kingdom where colors are more brilliant, the air softer, the love of family and friends more precious and the unfolding of each new day more awe inspiring.

  • High Attendance Day emphasizes importance of class time

    “We need our students in schools!”
    And so, once again, Owen County Schools is asking for everyone’s participation in High Attendance Day, which has been designated as Wednesday, Sept. 18 by the Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel Association.
    Last year, both Owen County Elementary School and Owen County High School won the top award for this region in their respective categories.  
    On High Attendance Day elementary, middle or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories.

  • Owen Co. Circuit Court - Aug. 27, 2013

    Joann Blackmore Adams, 1974, owes $23,454.94 restitution, continued to Sept. 17.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 1985, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, also owes $2,172.50 in fines, costs and fees, denied, continued to Sept. 17.
    Jackie R. Broughton, 1971, show cause deferred, owes $663.22 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $670.
    Norman Bruce, 1992, manufacturing methamphetamine, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Oct. 15.
    Randy A. Collins, 1963, owes $1,960 in fines, fees and costs.

  • Property transfers - August 2013

    Albin E. and Darlene Stoeckle to Gary Davis and Lauren Davis Trust, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $190,500.
    David Louis Errgang, Brenda Sue Errgang and Mark R. Cobb Trustee to Mark R. Cobb Trustee, David Louis Errgang and Brenda Sue Errgang, lot 10 and 13, River Lake Subdivision.
    Brenda Burwell Vance and Charles Vance to Mary Rhoten, lots 1 and 4, Timberwood Lakeshores, $1,200.
    Carl H. and Kathryn Bell Cummins to Elisabeth A. Halsmer, lot 2, Ky. Hwy. #36, Owen Air Park, $170,000.
    Bonnie J. Benson to Donald E. Gilbert, Perry Park Resort, $60,000.

  • Owen Co. District Court - Sept. 6, 2013

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, owes $94.29 in restitution, continued to Sept. 20.
    Joann Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $7.82 in restitution.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $272.75 in restitution.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $230.59 in restitution.
    Joann M. Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, owes $207.50 in restitution.
    Edward Gravley, 1981, failure to comply with sex offender registry, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 13, appointed public attorney.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fall is definitely here so get out and enjoy it

    I’m not getting up as early on these cloudy, chilly mornings, so I am a bit behind.
    I did catch Fay before they left the house. They have been finishing their haying and running fence around the winter pastures, preparing to move their cattle. It’s not really officially fall but farmers are already getting ready for winter.
    The tobacco crop was beautiful this year and most has already been cut and housed. The fields are being cultivated and laid by for spring.

  • Wedding announcement: McNay and Buchanan

    Leslie McNay and Daniel Buchanan with their parents would like to announce their upcoming wedding. Leslie and Daniel began dating in 2005 at Owen County High School where they both graduated. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Owen County Exhibit Building.  Invitations have been sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Extension service news: Younger generations will have difficulty retiring

  • Four Owen County students honored as part of Youth Salute

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Nearly 700 high school juniors from 45 high schools in Central Kentucky are being recognized in this year’s “Youth Salute.”
    The 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony was held in their honor on May 5 at Asbury University.  
    The students from Owen County include Allyson Beverly, Shelby Power, Ashley Smith and Hannah Strohmeier.