Today's News

  • Marvin and Jackie Gibson anniversary

    Marvin and Jackie Gibson celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 7, 201

  • Owen countians earn degrees

    Owen County was well represented in the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus practical nursing program’s class of 2010. Fifty percent of the students are Owen County residents. Pictured are (back row, left to right): Brad Jacobs, Brittany Carter, Darlene Callis, Katrina Lipe, Kayla Perry and Robin Pierson; (front row, left to right): Davee Aldridge, Brittany Smith, Laura Case and Samantha Smith. Jacobs, Pierson, Case, Smith, and Perry are Owen County residents.

  • Kay's Branch News

  • Monterey Matters with Dana Burke

    It’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to submit any news. However, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year’s Day.
    Christmas was a little tough on us this year. With our family losing Vicki last Christmas, and us losing our mom in January, there was a lot of sadness in our families. However, we made it, just as they would have wanted us to.

  • Owen County Property Transfers Dec. 2010

    December 2010
    Henry Wayne Strickland, Theresa Strickland and Mark R. Cobb, Trustee, to Mark R. Cobb, Trustee, Henry Wayne Strickland and Theresa Strickland, New Liberty and Sparta Turnpike.
    Wells Fargo Bank NA, to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ky. Route 36.
    Kevin and Darla Jones to Verlin L. and Naomi Cross, Slippery Rock Road, $283,500.
    Daniel and Denise Humphries to Vanessa L. Humphries, Old Sweet Owen Road.
    Jill King to Daniel L. and Dawn C. Perlick, Ky. Route 22, $63,500.

  • Owen County District Court 1/12/11

    Jan. 7, 2010

    Nathan W. Fitzgerald, 1984, careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 21.
    Nathan W. Fitzgerald, 1984, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, second-degree wanton endangerment, failure to produce insurance card, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 21.
    Gary Herring, 1971, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 30 days in jail.

  • Church News

    Elk Lick Baptist

    Bro. John’s sermon was Psalm 119:2, “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies and seek him with the whole heart.”
    We, as Christians, who have accepted God should be starving for God’s word. Some claim to know God’s word, but their actions show otherwise.
    Special music was performed by Bonnie Woodyard singing “He’ll Roll You Over the Tide;”  and Louise Johnson singing “Life’s Railway to Heaven.”

  • Finding a financial footing

    Is one of your New Year’s resolutions going to be getting your finances in order?
    By the end of the month, do you wonder where your money has gone?
    Does it always feel as if there’s too much month left at the end of your money?
    If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” then it’s time to bring your checkbook back into control by attending Financial Peace University.

  • First bell at MBMS

    As the Owen County School District’s winter break came to an end, Maurice Bowling Middle School students and teachers were gearing up for Monday, the first day in a new facility.
    Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said despite a snowy December, workers were able to assist in making the move possible.
    “All things considered, I think everything went really well,” Raleigh said. “It was a team effort on everyone’s part. I’m very proud and very pleased with everyone’s work in making this possible.”

  • West calls for change of city attorney

    With just a few days under his belt as Owenton mayor, Doug West has announced he will not re-appoint the current Owenton city attorney.
    In a phone interview Monday, West said he has chosen to not re-appoint Mark Cobb as Owenton city attorney.
    West will recommend another local attorney, Mitzy Evans, to the post which advises the city on legal matters and potential litigation.
    The Owenton City Council must approve the nomination before Evans can assume the role.
    West said he wanted the city attorney to be more aggressive.