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Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 12, 2015

    This has been a hectic week. I awoke Wednesday morning to a siren going up the road. I really didn’t wake up for that one, but in a minute or so there went another one, and another.
    By that time, 5:00 a.m., I was awake and went out on the screened in porch to see what was happening. I saw the sky to the left of my road light up over the tree line. Fire!

  • Wedding announcement: Criswell-Fitzgerald

    Kenzie Criswell, the daughter of Mark and Nancy Criswell of Owenton, will be united in marriage to Tyler Fitzgerald, the son of Kristi Collins and Chris Fitzgerald of Owenton, at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Richland Baptist Church in Hesler.
    The maternal grandparents of the bride are the late Bobby and Willetta Cooke of Hesler. The paternal grandparents of the bride are the late Don and Mary Geneva Criswell of Owenton.

  • Wedding Announcement: Reese-Williams

    Desiree Cheyenne Reese and Joseph Thompson Williams are set to unite in marriage at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Hilltop Farm on Hwy. 227 N. in Worthville.
    The bride, a 2009 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2013 graduate of Beckfield College, is the daughter of Chris and Ann Reese. She is employed as a registered nurse at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
    The groom, a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School, is the son of Tommy and Kathy Williams. He is employed at North American Stainless.

  • Special birthday: Beulah Cull
  • At the library: Aug. 5-11

    Is it possible that school starts next week? We hope you have all had a fun summer and that we will see lots of you in the library participating in all the fun stuff we have planned for you.  Our food series continues this week so please join us if you can.
    Here is this week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #3 – Browse the travel section, find a place you want to visit, study up as you make some plans. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.
    Thursday Noir Book Club

  • Wedding announcement: Walker-White

    Savannah Lee Walker, daughter of Timothy Lee Walker and Cindy Bruce Walker of Owenton, will be united in marriage to Alec Keith White, the son of Jeff White, of Newburg, Ind. and Tomsie White, of Georgetown, at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Carter House in Frankfort.
    The bride is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School and a 2010 and 2012 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She is a pretrial officer for the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 5, 2015

    The U.S. 127 Yard Sale is this week.
    As I was going to church Sunday, I saw that Billy Ballenger had his flat-bed trailer out and already loaded up with his offerings for this week.
    The signs were out at Joyce’s house advertising space for people to set up. The New-True Clan is organized and ready for the influx of visitors. Charles will be making the burgoo that David always made in years past. Fay said they were undecided on whether they would make the trip down 127 this year.

  • Owen District Court - July 31, 2015

    Owen District Court

    July 31, 2015

    Todd Burke, 1995, receiving stolen property under $500, contempt of court, bonded per judge.

    Alexander Casey Fitzgerald, 1988, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, first-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded not guilty, continued to Aug. 7.

    Justin Garvey, 1988, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, continued to Aug. 7.

  • New Columbus resident named Mother Of the Year

    The Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show has long been a tradition for Margie York and her family.
    “My daughter’s birthday is July 16,” York said. “We used to always celebrate her birthday at the fair. She would bring a friend and we would all go to the fair and tailgate with a birthday cake.”
    But instead of York’s family celebrating a birthday, this year they were there to celebrate her many years as a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

  • Local search dog teams to aid in Johnson County efforts

    Members of Owen County's Commonwealth Canine Search & Recovery team and the Grand Paws Search Dog Association are expected to respond to Johnson County, Ky. Thursday to aid in the search of five missing people following flooding to the area Monday.

    The five people remained missing following flash flooding that destroyed about 150 homes and damaged several hundred others.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis said he contacted Johnson County Judge-Executive Tucker Daniel Wednesday morning.