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Today's News

  • Son of former Long Ridge pastor releases memoir

    One of the most pulsating moments of Gene Enlow’s life occurred the night a man burst into his study, threatening to kill him because of the pastor’s opposition to legalizing sales of liquor by the drink. As Enlow pondered what to say, the Holy Spirit prompted him to pray that God help him love this man the same way He did.

  • Retirement means more time for fun

    I think the drought is broken. I think we must have had 3 inches of rain since it started raining last week. None of us know because we take our rain gauges in the first of December to keep them from freezing and cracking. Not the case this year. Its been near 60 on the Branch all week and is still about 50 this morning. The Branch has been running high since Friday. I talked to Fay this morning and she said they had been checking their gap every day to make sure it hadn’t washed out. Otherwise they have been keeping close to the house.

  • Owen property transfers - November 2012

    Steven D. and Lisa A. Knutson to Norse Land Farm LLC.
    Rhonda M. Bramblett to Troy M. Bramblett.
    Delbert Burke, Donald Gaines, Sue Gaines and Kirby Burke to Tim and Stacy Hudnall, $149,475.20.
    First Farmers Bank & Trust Co. to the City of Owenton, Kentucky, adjoining Kelly Court, $1.
    Jack and Susan Carr to Jack and Susan Carr.
    Steven W. and Karen M. Aulbach to William N. and Deborah G. Abbott, tract 31, Avary Woods Farm Division, $42,000.
    Dolores Lawson to Ward Douglas Hensley, lot 37 and 38, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $15,000.

  • Owen County District Court - Dec. 7, 2012

    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, illegal take or pursuit of deer or wild turkey, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, indicted by grand jury.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, contempt of court, owes $221.78 restitution and $38.09 costs.
    Howard L. Jones, 1973, no or expired registration plates, proof shown, dismissed; failure to wear seat belt, pleaded guilty, fined $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof shown, dismissed.
    Justin Widener, 1989, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, indicted by grand jury.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Dec. 4, 2012

    Zea Demaree, 1988, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month.
    Miranda Dews, 1972,  show cause deferred, owes $8,342.84, t pay $100 a month, continued to Dec. 18.
    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Dec. 18.
    Daniel Gardner, 1962, to set payment plan on restitution, owes $15,000 restitution, failed to appear, bench warrant set for $15,000.

  • In Service: Jeffrey M. Moore

    Air National Guard Airman Jeffrey M. Moore graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Moore is the son of Leslie Holloway of Sixth Street, Carrollton, and Jeffrey Moore of Crystal Lake Drive, Sparta.

  • In Service: Kayla S. Holt

    Air National Guard Airman Kayla S. Holt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Holt is the daughter of Tonya and stepdaughter of Jeff Moore of Crystal Lake Drive, Sparta.
     

  • Owen County author shares Parkinson’s journey in book

    When Kentucky author Machele Coleman Bess was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, her life became a little shaky. Coming from a Christian family, however, she has learned to have faith in God and continue to think positively.
    In her new book, “Unshaken Faith: A Parkinson’s Pocketbook,” Bess describes how, while she has been diagnosed with an uncommon disease, she strives to appreciate the little things in life and remember that God alone is her fortress and she will not be shaken.

  • Guests of honor

    Two longtime staples in Owen County business were honored at the 12th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 27.
    The chamber honors an outstanding businessperson and business each year, chosen by the meeting committee. Nominations are taken from the membership.
    The winner of this year’s outstanding businessperson of the year was Bud Forsee, owner of Meadowview Shopwise.

  • Twin brothers hit by same vehicle in Fri. accident

    Two Owenton men were taken to New Horizons Medical Center after being struck by the same vehicle.
    The incident happened at 6:40 p.m. Friday, when William Dean and his twin brother Tommy Dean were walking along South Main Street near Owenton City Hall.
    According to a press release from the Owenton Police Department, William Dean, 59, stepped out into the southbound lane and was struck by a passenger car driven by 66-year-old Rebecca Seigel of Owenton.