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Today's News

  • Mason family joins together again

    The annual Mason Family Reunion that started about 70 years ago with the descendants of William Sanderson and Anna Mason, was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Building.

  • Owen Co. retired teachers win gold award

    On April 23 and 24, the Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association annual convention was held in Louisville.  
    Owen County Retired Teachers Association President Faye Shelton accepted state awards for the local group.  

  • 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.