Today's News

  • Owenton Livestock Report: Aug. 31, 2011

    Aug. 31, 2011
    Aug. 31 receipts: 818 • Aug. 24: 443 •  Last year: 520

    Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were $1 to $3 lower; slaughter bulls $2 lower; and feeder steers and feeder heifers $1 to $4 lower. Slaughter cows were 8 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 89 percent. The feeder supply included 38-percent steers, 34-percent heifers, and 15-percent feeder bulls. Twenty-nine percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Lending her voice

    Kaitlyn Parker represented Owen County in a talent show at the Kentucky State Fair Aug. 27. She sang, “Amazing Grace” by Chris Tomlin. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker.

  • Weekend Gardener By Jeneen Wiche: The 2011 tomato trials

  • Kay’s Branch News: A slow week on The Branch

    Didn’t really have much to write about this week. It was kind of a lost weekend. Wanda didn’t send any news and my life was nothing to write home about either.
    Bruce and Fay did get the hay, such as it was, cut and rolled.
    The barn martins left about the 30th but I had several things that week and didn’t mention it.
    The humming birds have just about gone, too. Labor Day weekend is over and so is UK’s less-than-stellar football game. The less said about that the better.

  • Owen countians should be prepared

    Rick Morgan with the Owen County Emergency Management Office would like to remind all Owen countians to be prepared.  With the recent earthquake on the eastern coast and the hurricane with tornadoes, residents are reminded that you should be prepared to shelter in your house or evacuate to find shelter somewhere else.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 2, 2011

    Michael P. Jones, 1983, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days, 10 days, conditionally discharged for two years.
    Alan D. Plowman, 1960, use of a minor under 16 in a sex performance, possession of a matter portraying sex performance by minor, pleaded guilty to both charges, transferred to grand jury.
    Helen P. Alexander, 1955, fourth-degree assault, continued to Sept. 16.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Robert C. Cannon to Darrell J. and Mary K. Cannon.
    Homesales Inc. to Paul H. Gamm, tract 1, Bell Farm Land Division, $50,000.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Michael E. and Carolyn M. Cox, East Side of Kentucky 22.
    William Franklin Tomlin, Heather Tomlin, Nationstar Mortgage LLC and Mark R. Cobb, MC, to Federal National Mortgage Association, Mussel Shoals Road.
    Paul H. and Leeann Gamm to Gregory A. Guy, $75,000.
    Lynn D. and Marguerite Maiden to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Old Hwy. 227.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Groups join together to share a lasting legacy

    They came from all walks of life — farmers, carpenters, homemakers, teachers, and bankers. What they held in common was their love of history and their dedication to its preservation.
    Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Trimble, Henry, and Switzerland counties’ historical societies gathered at the Owen County Extension Office last week for the annual six-county picnic. Over 70 people attended and the food, fellowship, and entertainment combined to offer an enjoyable evening for all.

  • Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

    In the moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, officials from 18 states had gathered for the annual Southern Governors’ Association conference in Lexington. As Governor of Kentucky and chairman of the association, I was hosting the event.

  • The healing power of sports

    It was a dark day, maybe the darkest.
    Ten years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001. Ten years have come and gone since planes flew into three buildings and one crashed in an open field. People have lived now for a decade without a loved one who was either on a plane or in a building just minding their own business. They did not choose their fate and neither did the country. It happened anyway.