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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Ilena Elizabeth Rose Figgins

    Ilena Elizabeth Rose Figgins, daughter of Jonathan Figgins and Jennifer Urie of New Liberty,  was born April 29, 2012 at 8:20 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 5 lbs 15 oz and was 18.5 inches long.  She was welcomed home by a host of family and friends. Her maternal grandparents are the late Paula Nye and late Tony Urie, and her paternal grandparents are Mike and Mary Rose Figgins. 

  • Owen County Circuit Court - June 5, 2012

    Thomas K. Blackburn, 1983, four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, pleaded guilty, diversion.
    Derrick R. Dempsey, 1989, first-degree complicity narcotics, second-degree burglary, motion to void pre-trial diversion, continued to June 19.
    Taylor A. Fox, 1975, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to Aug. 21.
    Jeremy Wayne Hunter, 1975, shock probation, motion for shock probation, denied.
    Jeremy Wayne Hunter, 1975, shock probation in felony convictions, motion for shock probation, denied.

  • County Clerk Corner: Days of insurance dodging will end

    I read that it was in the 1920’s when automobiles began to grow in popularity. During that time a new set of challenges had to be faced and efforts made to resolve the problems. Some examples of the issues back then were the poor conditions of roads, narrow streets, parking, and the reactions of the sounds of vehicles when passing horses, mechanics, parts, and skills needed to repair the vehicles.

  • Don’t let scam stop woman from chasing dream

    Starting up a small business is hard enough.
    Countless hours of planning and many sleepless nights will be spent when a person decides to chase their dream and build something out of nothing.
    It’s part of the American dream.
    It doesn’t help when people are our to take advantage of you.

  • Georgia: On my mind - My memories of the world’s longest creek

    It was one mile short of being a river, folks said when I was a child, and I believed them. Eagle Creek was our Nile, sustaining our livelihood, nurturing our culture. Its winding path had carved out our place on earth a million years before the mighty Ohio was born, mapping where the hearts of my people would rest. Even the edge of the sky stopped at a wall of tall, boney sycamore trees that grew along its banks.

  • Relay for Life schedule

    June 15-16
    7 p.m.-7 a.m.

    • 5-6 p.m., Survivor registration (in front of extension building)
    • 5:45-6:45 p.m., Survivor reception at extension building, silent auction begins, and tent judging starts.
    • 7-7:30 p.m., Opening ceremony
    • 7:30-7:45 p.m., Survivor ceremony (Survivor Recognition and Walk of Fame Lap, all friends and family will line the track to cheer on survivors. Care Giver Recognition and Lap and Big Top Goody Bag Lap).
    • 7:45-8 p.m., Parade of Teams (Introduction of teams, sign up for Relay Idol and team photographs).

  • Judicial center enters home stretch

    Construction on the Owen County Judicial Center is nearing completion and employees could be moving in during the latter part of this summer.
    The project initially began in 2006 when the Kentucky General Assembly approved a new judicial center for Owen County.
    Two years later, the General Assembly authorized the approximately $10 million needed to build the 33,000 square foot building, which will house the court system and the circuit clerk’s office.
    The county judge, county attorney and PVA’s offices will remain at the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Alleged theft sparks indictment

    A former United Producers Stockyard manager was indicted on the charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $10,000 or more June 5.
    According to the indictment, Gregory A. Evans, 43, unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another, namely over $10,000 belonging to United Producers Stockyard with the intent to deprive the owner thereof between April 30, 2007 and October 14, 2011.
    If convicted he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
    A bench warrant has been set at $10,000.

  • Library’s summer reading program kicks off

    One of the hurdles an educator must always face when school resumes in the fall is getting kids back into the habit of learning.
    But the staff of the Owen County Public Library have been tackling that problem through the summer reading program.
    Jennifer Nippert, director of the Owen County Public Library, said the program helps keep children in the frame of mind of learning and visiting the library while offering them something enjoyable to do during the summer months.

  • Son keeps his father’s legacy alive with Relay

    When Gilbert England lost his father to cancer in 1981, the Owen County man looked for ways to continue his father’s memory.
    England began by supporting the American Cancer Society, which eventually led him to Relay for Life.
    “Supporting the American Cancer Society was easy for me because of my father,” Gilbert said. “Then I visited a Relay for Life in Carrollton and saw what a great event it was and we were able to get one started here in Owen County.”
    Owen County’s Relay for Life began 14 years ago and has been going strong ever since.