Today's News

  • Annual Sweet Owen Day approaches

    As summer begins to wind down, fall festivals are being scheduled throughout the state, including one of Owen County’s biggest yearly events – Sweet Owen Day.
    This year’s event will take place on the courthouse square Saturday, Sept. 15 and a full lineup of music, talent shows, pageants, food and fun are scheduled.
    The event will kickoff with the annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a run/walk at 8:30 a.m.

  • Owenton cops nab three for allegedly stealing purse

    Three Owenton residents were recently arrested after a woman’s purse was stolen from the Owen County Public Library, which eventually led to drug charges.
    According to a press release from the Owenton Police Department, the purse was accidentally left at the library Aug. 16.
    The theft was caught on library cameras which led to the arrests of Tiffany N. Stamper, 34, Robert L. Sanders, 31, and, William M. Robertson, 21.

  • County tax rate will rise slightly

    Owen County taxpayers will only see a slight increase on their tax bills following the Owen County Fiscal Court’s decision to take the compensating rate.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the compensating rate brings in the same amount of money as the previous year, but that the compensating rate had risen slightly because the real property had gone down.

  • Firefighters lend a hand

    Members of the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department helped out the community while performing a training exercise at the Claxton Ridge Cemetery Saturday. Firefighters burned brush that had accumulated as part of the clean-up and renovation effort at the historic cemetery. The volunteers behind the renovation effort would like to say thanks to the members of the department for taking the time to help.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Going to theater makes for a good girls’ night out

    We finally got some soaking rain. There was something over an inch of rain in the gauge Monday morning and it is still sprinkling lightly.
    I know it rained on someone’s parade being a holiday weekend, but it was well received here on the Branch.

  • Hudson-Jones continue tradition with reunion

    The descendants of The Rev. Silas Alexander Hudson will meet on Sunday for a 1 p.m. potluck lunch at the old New Columbus Schoolhouse. This is now the private residence of Bill and Faye Prewitt, and is located at 16065 New Columbus Road/KY 607. 
    This is thought to be the oldest documented consecutive family gathering in Kentucky.
    Lilly Hudson Cooke organized the first reunion in 1932, and the family has met on the Sunday before Labor Day each year since.

  • ‘Old’ friends meet for Bethany School reunion

    Persons attending the Bethany School group annual fellowship are always full of enthusiasm. When 18 school friends meet, there is much “old” news to share.
    Those present for the July 14 meal at Noble Restaurant near Corinth were Lucille Mason, Naomi Shiver, Lair Skirvin, Frances Lloyd, Ann Siders, Marion and Joyce Mason, Arthur Wright, Liz Dunavent, Linda Allnutt, Jean Murphy, Duard and Ann Glass, Ernest and Sara Smith, Donald Crupper, and Jim and Betty Lawrence.

  • Wedding: Williams-Wilson

    Rusty and Heidi Williams have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter Kelsey Layne to Robert Stephen Wilson, son of Stephen and Mary Wilson. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at 475 Cull Road, the home of Rusty and Heidi Williams. Dinner and dancing will be held immediately following the ceremony. All family and friends are invited, but please RSVP at www.kelseyandrobert12.ourwedding.com.

  • Guest columnist: Jennifer Nippert - Follow in the footsteps of other library supporters

    It is a time of anticipation for the Owen County Public Library, as we are working hard every day to turn our plans for exemplary library service for the community into a reality.  

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 21, 2012

    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, show cause deferred, owes $1,263.13 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,300.
    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, motion for discovery and inspection, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 25.
    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, complicity controlled substance prescription not in original container, complicity drug paraphernalia, complicity possession of marijuana, jury trial set for Oct. 26.