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Today's News

  • Monterey Matters: Time for some focus on the family

    What a beautiful November weekend.
    Although it was a little windy, we still enjoyed it. I wanted to spend some time with Jade and Dani, so on Saturday I went to Lawrenceburg to pick them up for the weekend. We came back to Frankfort and went to visit with Ray, Gina and Leslie Jesse for a while.
    This was the first time they had gotten to see Dani since she was born. We spent several hours over there hanging out playing with Dani.

  • Minister with Owen County ties obtains his doctorate

    The Rev.  Doug Adkins, minister with youth at Madison Baptist Church, Madison, GA, received the doctor of ministry degree on May 14, 2011, during the commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  
    This year, 95 degrees were awarded in seven graduate degree programs.

  • Volunteer of the month: Woosley praised for her dedication

    The Owen County School District is pleased to announce Brooke Woosley has been chosen as volunteer of the month for September. 
    When asked why she volunteers, Woosley said “Because I love being around children and helping them excel.” 
    Woosley was chosen for this award by Gina Ayres, a first-grade teacher at Owen County Primary.
    Ayers said Woosley is always ready to help.

  • DAR invests in education

    By Peggy Trinkle
    John Guill Chapter, NSDAR

    JeanEllen Hiter Melton, Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution state corresponding secretary and chair of the Kentucky DAR news circulation and master questionnaire committees, was the guest speaker at the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Nov. 9 at the Owen County Library.  

  • Kay's Branch News: Busy days down on the Branch

    We’ve sure had a beautiful stretch of weather. Even the cloudy days were mild. It hasn’t been too good for the deer hunters though. There weren’t as many hunters on the Branch this weekend. Ann and I thought we saw one at Bruce’s barn as we went down the road Friday morning on our way to Frankfort.

  • Louisville museum features Owen in photographic bicentennial exhibit

    The Frazier History Museum is featuring historic photographs from Owen County, along with other areas of Kentucky as part of “Rough Road: The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975-1977,” a new exhibit which runs through Jan. 15.
    “Rough Road” features striking images from three photographers – Ted Wathen, Bob Hower and Bill Burke – captured during the nation’s Bicentennial celebration.  The three traveled into every county of the state to create a record of Kentucky over a three-year time span.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney: Ballots for county committee being sent out

    Be watching your mailbox for your official County Committee election ballot.
    Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters in Local Administrative Area Two, which encompasses the central part of the county including the communities of Gratz and Owenton.   
    If, for some reason, you do not receive a ballot, feel free to notify the FSA office.
    Completed and signed ballots are due back in the county office by the close of business on Dec. 5.

    Deadline for non-insured assistance program crops nears

  • Grand jury indicts two for drug trafficking

    On Nov. 8, 2011, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    Elizabeth Brackin, 45, on the charges of two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment, she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a narcotic drug, namely Oxycodone.
    If convicted on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, she could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    Bench warrant set for $10,000.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Nov. 8, 2011

    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Feb. 21, 2012.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 1939, murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, enhancement trafficking in marijuana, continued to Dec. 20.
    Brooke D. Hanlon, 1987, probation violation, owes $3,599.99, motion to revoke probation, probation revoked.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, show cause deferred, owes $420, bench warrant set for $420.
    Cody J. Huffman, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, probation revoked.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Displaying old toys brings Christmas nostalgia

     “We are a blessed people, chosen by God, and given the opportunity to respond to the offer of His grace.”
     Burlington pastor, Todd Toole offered these words of thanksgiving and promise at the historical society’s annual Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 10. 
    At times evoking laughter from the audience, the gregarious, silver-haired minister reminisced about some of his childhood years in Poplar Grove where his father, Gayle Todd, pastored the Poplar Grove Baptist Church.