Today's News

  • Community events

    Wood carvers to be at library
    The River Valley Wood Carvers will be at the Owen County Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Owen County Public Library.
    Watch wood carving and burning demonstrations and then try it yourself.
    Call the library at (502) 484-3450 to register for this free program.

  • Owen man sentenced for illegal firearm sale

    An Owen County man has been sentenced to over two years in prison for selling firearms to a convicted felon.
    David L. Cammack, 61, was sentenced March 12 to two years and three months by a federal judge after admitting to selling one or more firearms in Owen County to a person he knew was a convicted felon on three separate occasions.
    Federal law prohibits convicted felons from legally purchasing and possessing firearms.
    According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Cammack voluntarily surrendered his FFL license and pleaded guilty in December.

  • Hopping into spring

    Owen countians came out Saturday to celebrate Easter and take part in an Easter egg hunt and a holiday bazaar to benefit OCHS Project Graduation 2013.

  • Pop-tab collectors honored

    With the help of two local businesses and several area churches, Owen County Primary School students recently collected enough soda pop can tabs to cover nearly 12 miles.
    The project was the brainchild of OCPS first-grade students Hannah and Rachel Howard, Davis Smith and Lake Bastin.
    The four students, known as “Primary Poppers,” participate in the school’s student technology leadership program.
    The Primary Poppers have tracked the school’s collecting process with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, created videos and slideshows.

  • Cable firm to expand services in New Columbus

    Residents of the Hwy. 607 area could soon have a new company to choose from for cable and Internet service.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Williamstown Cable and Internet already cover a portion of New Columbus.
    The company is expected to come further into the Hwy. 607 area, pending a second reading of an ordinance giving the company permission to do so.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held the first reading on the ordinance at its March 12 meeting.

  • Owen County is home to new national champion

    The Runnin’ Rebels, the Lady Rebels and the Owen County High School football team all had very successful seasons.
    There are currently three young people from Owen County - Adam Clark, Robert Beverly and Kendall Yount - chasing dreams of Olympic gold.
    But so far, none of them have been named a national champion.
    The distinction has been reserved for the competitor simply known as Meriwether.

  • Special honor: A day in Frankfort

    Kirsten and Kaitlyn Parker, daughters of Rodney and Deborah Parker, were recently invited by State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, to be his personal pages during the General Assembly session in Frankfort at the capital. Kaitlyn also had the honor of  being asked by Thayer to perform the National Anthem for the Senate before its session began.

  • Owen County District Court - March 15, 2013

    Penny Velee, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued first appearance set for April 12.
    Paul Beverly, 1990, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 12, indicted on felonies.
    Holli D. Cook, 1987, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 12.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - March 12, 2013

    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, show cause hearing, owes $2,147 total, continued to March 26.
    Paul Lloyd Beverly, 1990, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, also owes $1,788.12 in fines and costs, denied, continued to March 26.
    Darian T. Carter, 1975, three counts of second-degree narcotics, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 9.
    Sara Carter, 1976, second-degree complicity narcotics, pleaded guilty, diversion, appointed public attorney.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time for the March lion to take a hike

    Everyone who lives in Kentucky knows that the weather here can be fickle, but this is ridiculous.
    After a beautiful spring day and 70 degrees on Saturday, Sunday was a real bummer.
    Wanda said Ray had gathered a can of nightcrawlers and was planning to go fishing, but that plan was snowed out. I saw them, dressed in padded coveralls walking up the road Sunday afternoon toward his sister’s house instead.