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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Hoping for one final round

    Last week’s weather was spectacular. It’s a good thing, I saw tobacco in the field on the way to Owenton last week and there was still a field full of tobacco on the stick in the big field across from the church Sunday morning. This is about as late as I have ever seen tobacco still in the field. Hopefully they got it hung before the rain started.
    I am hoping the rain holds off, too. This is the week our golf club goes to Wheatley for the “Away Play” day. It will be our last outing of this year. My clubs will go to the basement for the winter.

  • Evans stepping down from Farm Bureau post

    After nearly 42 years in the insurance industry, Fred Evans has announced his retirement.
    Evans  spent the first 20 years of his career with Western-Southern Life and went to work with Clark County Farm Bureau in 1990. He accepted the position of agency manager with Owen County Farm Bureau in January of 1996.
    In a letter to members and coworkers,  Evans thanked the people who helped him.

  • Owen County District Court • Oct. 7, 2011

    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, four counts of contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 4, $250 cash bond set.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Joann M. Blackmore, motion to require answer to interrogatories, done.
    Timothy Foreman, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $1,000 bond, continued to Nov. 4.

  • Owen Circuit Court • Oct. 4, 2011

    Taylor A. Fox, 1975, motion to revoke probation, continued to Oct. 25.
    Anthony W. French Jr., 1987, show cause deferred, fined $350, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $350.
    Justin B. Rodgers, 1979, motion to withdraw, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Nov. 22.
    Shane C. Schulz, 1992, six counts of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, motion to void pre-trial diversion, order to follow.
    James A. Snider, 1960, show cause deferred, fined $956, $130 costs, owes $1,086 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,100.

  • Monterey Matters: A new nana’s pride shows at family picnic

    With a little nudge from my friends and family, I finally got around to getting Danielle’s birth announcement in the paper.
    However I am a very proud Nana and am so happy to have her in my life. She is now 5 weeks old and changes every time I see her. She is precious. There is nothing like having a grandchild. My mom always said this after Kirby and Leslie came along, but one just never knows till they experience it for themselves.

  • Letter to the editor: Sisters will share their Shoebox story

    As fall arrives, it is also time to start planning and praying for shoebox collection through Operation Christmas Child. Collection Week this year is Nov. 14-21, and Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church will once again serve as your “relay center” to accept your shoeboxes during that week.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Music and memories preserved at museum and on display

    One could tell that the river is in his blood, and his love of the Kentucky was reflected in the glint of his eyes and the resonance of his voice as he recalled his life near its banks. Along with many Owen countians, some who also made their homes by the Kentucky River, “Boss” Kemper attended the Owen County Historical Society Museum’s dedication of the Kentucky River Room and calliope.

  • A special bond

    Paula Bond begged the doctors for a chance to save her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson.
    She pleaded with them to just to take a test that might spare her countless hours of dialysis and ultimately save her life.
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    On April 5, Carolann Mitchuson entered the Frankfort Medical Center with organ shutdown.
    Bond said her daughter was diagnosed with postpartum pre-eclapsia.
    “(The doctors) thought it was related to the baby,” Bond said.
    But Mitchuson wasn’t responding to the treatments and doctors transported Mitchuson to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Moving ahead in education

    The Owen County School District has something to celebrate after making “adequate yearly progress” under the No Child Left Behind Act for the second year in a row.
    The district was one of only 22 of the 174 districts in the state to make AYP, which is calculated by the results of the Kentucky Core Content Test.
    According to the results recently released by the Kentucky Department of Education, the district saw gains at every school level, with significant achievements at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Bed bugs found at Owen County schools

    Since Sept. 22, several bed bugs have been found in Owen County schools, but Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said there’s no need for panic.
    Owen County Elementary School was the first to send a letter home with students after two bed bugs were found in the school. On Oct. 3, Raleigh said three were found in one classroom around the same desk at Owen County High School, and one was found in the office of the Owen County Primary School.
    Raleigh said none have been found at Maurice Bowling Middle School.