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Today's News

  • Owen County Property Transfers Dec. 2010

    December 2010
     
    Henry Wayne Strickland, Theresa Strickland and Mark R. Cobb, Trustee, to Mark R. Cobb, Trustee, Henry Wayne Strickland and Theresa Strickland, New Liberty and Sparta Turnpike.
    Wells Fargo Bank NA, to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ky. Route 36.
    Kevin and Darla Jones to Verlin L. and Naomi Cross, Slippery Rock Road, $283,500.
    Daniel and Denise Humphries to Vanessa L. Humphries, Old Sweet Owen Road.
    Jill King to Daniel L. and Dawn C. Perlick, Ky. Route 22, $63,500.

  • Owen County District Court 1/12/11

    Jan. 7, 2010

    Nathan W. Fitzgerald, 1984, careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 21.
    Nathan W. Fitzgerald, 1984, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, second-degree wanton endangerment, failure to produce insurance card, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 21.
    Gary Herring, 1971, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 30 days in jail.

  • Church News

    Elk Lick Baptist

    Bro. John’s sermon was Psalm 119:2, “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies and seek him with the whole heart.”
    We, as Christians, who have accepted God should be starving for God’s word. Some claim to know God’s word, but their actions show otherwise.
    Special music was performed by Bonnie Woodyard singing “He’ll Roll You Over the Tide;”  and Louise Johnson singing “Life’s Railway to Heaven.”

  • Finding a financial footing

    Is one of your New Year’s resolutions going to be getting your finances in order?
    By the end of the month, do you wonder where your money has gone?
    Does it always feel as if there’s too much month left at the end of your money?
    If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” then it’s time to bring your checkbook back into control by attending Financial Peace University.

  • First bell at MBMS

    As the Owen County School District’s winter break came to an end, Maurice Bowling Middle School students and teachers were gearing up for Monday, the first day in a new facility.
    Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said despite a snowy December, workers were able to assist in making the move possible.
    “All things considered, I think everything went really well,” Raleigh said. “It was a team effort on everyone’s part. I’m very proud and very pleased with everyone’s work in making this possible.”

  • West calls for change of city attorney

    With just a few days under his belt as Owenton mayor, Doug West has announced he will not re-appoint the current Owenton city attorney.
    In a phone interview Monday, West said he has chosen to not re-appoint Mark Cobb as Owenton city attorney.
    West will recommend another local attorney, Mitzy Evans, to the post which advises the city on legal matters and potential litigation.
    The Owenton City Council must approve the nomination before Evans can assume the role.
    West said he wanted the city attorney to be more aggressive.

  • Christmas Eve meth arrests

    Two Owen County residents were arrested early Christmas Eve after law enforcement found nine “one-shot” methamphetamine labs at their home.
    According to Campbellsville Kentucky State Police Post Spokesman Michael B. Webb, Tammy Snell, 38, and Barry L. Snell, 47, were taken into custody about 2 a.m. Dec. 24 at 2140 Eagle Hill Road near Glencoe.
    An investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Justin Sams led to the home and to the arrests.

  • Milkweed memories

    After serving 10 years as Owenton’s mayor, David “Milkweed” Wotier has closed one door of his life, but expects many others to open in the future.
    Wotier began his service with the city of Owenton as a council member 15 years ago. He served two terms as a councilman.
    In 2000, Wotier was appointed to mayorship after former mayor K.F. Ballard Jr. died.
    Wotier said he thinks some have forgotten what he believes to be his biggest accomplishment during his time as mayor.

  • Fiscal court gets under way for 2011

    During its first meeting of the new year, the Owen County Fiscal Court made several re-appointments and set pay for some employees.
    The court met Monday for a special called meeting.
    Pam Miller was re-appointed to her position as deputy county judge-executive. A resolution was approved clarifying what duties and responsibilities the deputy judge-executive can take over in the event that the county judge-executive cannot fulfill those duties.
    Owen County Treasurer Norma McDonald was also re-appointed to her position, which will end July 1.

  • District to honor board members

    The Owen County School District will join public school systems across Kentucky in honoring a group of local leaders during the January observation of School Board Member Recognition Month.
    Terry Patterson, Brett McDonald, Stuart Bowling, Bryan Young and Larry Johnson are important players in the ongoing quest to ensure the students in Owen County schools receive the highest-possible quality of learning experiences from innovative teachers in safe and efficiently managed schools.
    Bowling has served the longest. He has been on the board since 1993.