Today's News

  • February 2018 Property Transfers

    Wayne R. Fisher Trustee, Daniella J. Fisher Trustee and the Fisher Family Trust to Rockdale Innovation LLC, land in Owen County.
    Elma Sue Chapman to the Susan Lee Walmer Burton Irrevocable Trust dated Jan. 18, 2010, Kirsten Lee Holloway, Michelle Leigh Romero and Rachel Lea Nicole Wright, lot 309 and 310, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $18,300.
    Lyn A. Wessels to James Wessels Jr. Trustee, Daniel Wessels Trustee and Wessels Preservation Trust, lot 58 and 59, Riverlake Subvision.

  • Kay's Branch News | Capital Plaza Tower implosion creates excitement locally

    This has been a good week for me. I got to play bridge Tuesday. The sun was shining, and I could see spring just around the corner — then it snowed on Wednesday and burst my bubble. There was a good crowd at church Sunday. The new furnace was doing its job, and everybody was glad to be back in their pews.
    Fay said attendance was good at her church too. She has been staying with her sister Sue some this week. She is bedfast now. Fay has been doing some cooking for her and helping the nurse that looks after her. Their family needs your prayers.

  • Historical Society News | Daniel Boone's nephew original deacon at Harmony Baptist

    The little pedal organ, poised as if ready to share a melodious hymn,  stands in a small niche in the parlor of the Owen County Historical Society Museum. Many years ago its keys, now yellowed with age, rejoiced at the touch of the small fingers gliding up and down its keyboard.
    In the early 1900s, this unique little gospel organ traveled in the buggy of Owen County evangelist John Allie Lee. Reverend Lee’s daughter, Snowdye, accompanied her father and played hymns calling the faithful to worship.

  • Senate Week in Review: Pension bill could come this week


  • Owen court news: Feb. 7, 9 and 16

    Owen Circuit Court

  • Early Owen countians lived frugally, persevered during hard times

    The currency commonly used in Colonial America was the British pound or Spanish coins called “pieces of eight,”so named because the coins could be cut into smaller denominations of eight pieces.

  • January property transfers

    Ronald Scott Goodin and Darlene Goodin to Ronald Scott Goodin Jr., two parcels of land.
    Susan Jones to Ernest L. Ligon and Dana Ligon, lots 4 and 5 and 12 and 13. Eagle Creek Campground, $17,500.
    Norse Land Farm LLC to Freestone Foodbank Inc., five tracts of land in Owen County.
    Allen Grimes and Rosemary Grimes to Greg S. Grimes and Michele Grimes, tract 4, Literell Farm Division, $150,000.
    Peggie P. Tisch, Peggie Tisch Rollins and Michael D. Rollins to Bonnie L. Cooke, part number two in the subdivision. Parkway Addition, $61,500.

  • Branch wildlife not the only ones ready for winter's end

    I’m running late this morning. My brain is on overload. Too many and too much “sports” over the weekend. I came home from church and turned on the golf game and watched that to the end, then got into the Olympic games. The sun finally came out, and it was in the 50s at some point in the afternoon. I had a skiff of snow on the ground when I got up this morning. You never know what you’re going to get weather-wise when you live in Kentucky.

  • All victims of Highway 355 crash now identified

    UPDATE (4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8): Owen County Coroner Mark Garnett has identified the remaining victims in a crash that claimed three lives near the 16000 Block of Highway 355 Wednesday.

    64-year-old Dave Harrison and 63-year-old Sheryl Harrison, of Perry Park, were the victims of the vehicle that caught fire. Garnett said the married couple moved to Perry Park about two years ago from Minnesota. 

    We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 


  • A tornado is a tough way to get a death-clean done

    Whenever her adult children got on her nerves, my friend Pat would threaten never to clean out another closet. She’d just leave them to deal with her lifetime of clutter after she was gone, she said, and see how they’d like that! I thought of Pat when I read recently about the Swedes and their obsession with death-cleaning. Apparently, the Swedes feel a moral obligation to empty their homes of all but the bare necessities before they die. Apparently, their adult children never get on their nerves.