Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 27, 2011

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Dec. 9.
    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking, first-degree persistent felony offender, jury trial set for Dec. 9.
    Thomas L. Dean Jr., 1973, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, continued to Nov. 22.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 1939, murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, enhancement trafficking in marijuana, order to follow.

  • Recess before lunch means less food wasted

    Students who are physically active before lunch are more likely to eat better and learn better.
    Teachers report that students have better health and behave better if recess is scheduled before lunch. When students return from lunch, they are ready to learn and there is no need for a cool-down period following recess.
    Another benefit is the reduction of waste. Schools generating 15 bags of trash prior to implementing the recess period before lunch, had only five bags of waste afterward.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 30, 2011

    Joann M. Adams, 1974, in jail, owes $160, has active bench warrant, continued to Oct. 14.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued to Oct. 14.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, in jail, failed to pay fines, costs and restitution, owes $168.47, continued to Oct. 14.
    Joann Blackmore, contempt of court, failed to pay fines, costs and restitution, owes $542.25, continued to Oct. 14.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, in jail, failed to pay fines, costs and restitution, owes $407.75, continued to Oct. 14.

  • Owen County Property Transfer - Oct. 5, 2011

    Tiffany S. Perry, Andrew Perry, DH Capital Management, Kentucky Housing Corporation and Mark R. Cobb, Master Commissioner ,to Kentucky Housing Corporation, Carter Drive.
    Clay Crupper, Mary M. Crupper, Donald Crupper, Linda C. Crupper, Joyce Clifford, Chuck Duffy, Linda Riley, Linda Crupper, Bill Riley, Lynnette C. Chasteen, Lynnette C. Crupper, Wes Chasteen, Suzanne Fernbach, Suzanne Crupper and General Fernbach to Timothy A. Collinsworth and Lauren H. Collinsworth, Roland Road, $147,785.
    William D. and Geneva R. Wainscott to Margaret Towles, U.S. Hwy. 227, $33,000.

  • Opry and Dylan still picking at Williams' bones

    When country music’s most notable figure, Hank Williams, died in the back of his Cadillac en route to a show in Canton, Ohio, on Jan. 1, 1953, America’s rural people had lost their first superstar. Three days later, the legendary singer-songwriter was buried in Montgomery, Ala., his funeral drawing a record crowd — the largest since Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the Confederacy in 1861.

  • Helpful hand had a hankering for hominy

    I hadn’t thought about hominy in years, much less eaten it, until last week when I was wandering in the Mega-Mart.
    I stopped in my tracks when I spotted it hanging out on a bottom shelf near the back of the store. I felt like I’d bumped into an old friend, and so I picked up a can to say hello.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: History is all about new beginnings

    Owen countians have always experienced new beginnings. The first settlers traveled to the area by way of the Cumberland Gap, literally hacking their way through the dense forests. Some were killed by Indians, others suffered from starvation, cold and disease. Yet their desire for a new beginning and a better life strengthened their resolve.

  • Library breaks ground for new home

    With the symbolic tossing of dirt, the Owen County Public Library took another step toward its new home last week.
    Officials from across the state and several representatives from Kentucky congressional delegation were on hand for the ceremony last Wednesday, which formally marked the start of construction of the new facility on KY 22, near the Hi Y-Inn Motel.

  • River Song

    The melodies of a riverboat calliope drifted through downtown Owenton Sunday as dozens showed up to take their first look at the Kentucky River Room at the Owen County Historical Society Museum.
    The calliope was once housed in the Cincinnati Museum Center, the vice president of the center, Dr. Tonya Matthews, said.
    “The calliope was donated to our center a few years ago from a family where the father had been very interested in steam boats and calliopes,” Matthews said. “It was time to find a new home for some of that material and the museum center agreed to look for a home for it.”

  • Who will get it?

    As the Owen-Gallatin County penny war comes to a close this week, one county judge-executive will have a pie in the face to look forward to.
    The announcement of the winner will take place at the Sparta Fall Festival Oct. 15.
    The festival is spearheaded by Colton Matt and Logan Bailey, two Maurice Bowling Middle School students. The two boys hope to raise enough money for renovations to the skate park at Sparta and have already collected $3,000, which has been matched by the Sparta City Council.