Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News: Fun at the firehouse fish fry

    Weather seems to be all the news this week — wind, rain and more wind and rain. I poured 3 1/2 inches out of the rain gauge Thursday and another 1 1/2  was there Saturday morning.

  • Owen County District Court

    April 15, 2011

    John M. Daugherty, 1962, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 21.
    James H. Ferrell, 1979, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 29.
    Christopher W. Lautz, 1984, first-degree attempted rape, falsely reporting an incident, alcohol intoxication in a public place, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, pleaded guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 29.

  • Get ready to celebrate Arbor Day

    This Friday is Good Friday and Earth Day so we should all be in a good frame of mind to do our part to improve the world. Next Friday we can put it to good use and plant some trees in celebration of Arbor Day. Surely we can top the first Arbor Day in 1872 when it was estimated that 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska alone.

  • Owenton Livestock report

    Owenton Livestock report

    April 13, 2011
    Wednesday receipts: 519
    For the week: 640
    Last week: 774
    Last year: 1,203

    Compared to the previous week, slaughter cows were $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls were steady to $1 lower; feeder steers under 600 lb.  were $2 to $6 lower, and over 600 lb.  were steady to $2 lower; feeder heifers under 500 lb.  were $6 to $10 lower, 500-600 lb.  were steady to $1 higher, and over 600 lb.  were not well-tested.

  • Three Rivers announces news rules for WIC

    Effective April 1, the guidelines for determining income eligibility for the food supplement program, commonly known as WIC, were increased. The increase will make more families eligible for services.
    WIC provides:
    • Nutrition education and limited health screenings
    • Breast-feeding promotion and education
    • Monthly vouchers for nutritious food
    • Referrals to other needed health care services
    Services are provided for:
    • Pregnant women
    • Breast-feeding women

  • The long Georgia line continues

    “What’s that sound?” Ernie bolted up in bed and fumbled for the alarm clock.
    “What time is it?” I mumbled, trying to figure out where I was. I was pretty sure I wasn’t home. Maybe in a hotel room?
    Oh no, could it be a tornado warning? Somewhere, against windows or maybe the roof, I could hear rain falling in torrents.

  • Sharing the music of our heritage

    As his lean, nimble fingers glided effortlessly along the dulcimer strings, Ron Devore coaxed a variety of melodious songs from his instrument. The soft-spoken gentleman, dressed in bibbed overalls, delighted his audience Thursday at the monthly historical society meeting.
    At times, the strings jumped as they danced lively to Bluegrass tunes or Appalachian clogging; then would soften to the wailful love songs of 16th-century England. In either case, there was plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping accompaniment from appreciative spectators.

  • Students fight to save the prom in ‘Promedy’

    Owen County High School seniors will present this year’s senior play, “Promedy,” at 8 p.m. April 22, 23, 29 and 30 in the OCHS auditorium.

  • Keith proclaims child abuse prevention month

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn H. Keith recently signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during a brief ceremony. She was joined by Kevin Richardson, the regional advancement director for northern Kentucky of Sunrise Children’s Services, a nonprofit agency that has served abused and neglected children across Kentucky since 1869.

  • Heart problem may have led to accident

    A Jonesville man died April 15 after an apparent cardiac-related episode is believed to have caused him to wreck the vehicle he was driving.
    Kentucky State Police Post Five Public Affairs Officer Michael B. Webb said despite running off the road, over an embankment and into a wooded area, the cause of death came from the cardiac condition.
    Webb said Charlie Webster, 70, of Jonesville was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, which happened at the 2000 block of Ky. 36/Jonesville Road.
    State police received the call at 10:12 p.m.