Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Danielle Grace Rowland

    Danielle “Dani” Grace Rowland was born Sept. 2, 2011, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort. She is the daughter of Kirby Rowland and Jade Cammack.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Dani is welcomed into the world by her happy granddparents — Dana Burke of Monterey, Dale Rowland of Lawrenceburg and Johnny and Beverly Cammack of Lawrenceburg.

  • Birth announcement: Haleigh Jo Thrasher

    Staci and Nick Thrasher would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Haleigh Jo. She was born June 21, 2011, at University of Kentucky Medical Center, and she was 6 pounds, 14.7 ounces and 19.5 inches long.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Frost comes down the Branch

    We had a heavy frost Sunday morning. It was 31 degrees when I got up. It always frosts first at my house. I live in a valley. I did bring in the plants I had outside and saved them. The leaves on the sycamore tree are falling in bunches.
    They started on Joel’s new building at Earthtools last week. Some of the framing of the sides are in place. If they have good weather this week, it should be under roof by Friday. They work pretty fast once they get started.

  • 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.