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Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Society: Familiar names served as Revolutionary War patriots

    The names are familiar in Owen County: Ball, Bennett, Cobb, Forsee, Hunter, Maddox, Searcey, Stamper, Stivers, Vallandingham and others whose Revolutionary War pensions are listed in the Owen County court order book. Many had sons who fought in the War of 1812  and in several instances both father and son fought together in this second war of Independence.

  • Owen District Court | April 6, 2018

    April 6, 2018

    Beverly Alvarez, 1962, flagrant non-support, arraignment set for May 4.
    Donovan-Eric Raymone Cargill Jr., 1994, speeding 12 mph over the limit, rear license not illuminated, careless driving, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, two counts of contempt of court, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days, court costs.

  • March 2018 Property Transfers

    Robin and Johnny Gentry to Kentucky American Water Company.
    Bengie and Charle’ Finfrock to Charle’ Finfrock, land in Owen County.
    Bengie and Charle’ Finfrock to Charle’ Finfrock, two lots in Hesler in Owen County.
    Shirley Minch to Glenn A. Minch, lot 28, Owen County Sportsman’s Club, farm on Elmer Davis Lake No. 1.
    Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Andrew Arthur and Jill Patricia Rosen, lots 478, 479 and 480, Riverlake Subdivision.

  • Kay's Branch News | Golf tournament tops weather this week

    Snow! We have another skiff of snow on the ground as I write this Monday morning. This is April; the trees are blooming, Keeneland is running. This is not snow time, but this is Kentucky. Anything can happen weather-wise. The ground was just drying up enough for some of us to get out and mow the yard. Ray got his done, and Fay said she mowed too, but the wind was too cold for me, and I have had skiffs of snow every morning, so I continue to sit and watch TV and hope it will be better tomorrow.

  • Your best years are ahead, invest wisely

    BY RANDY BEHYMER | N-H Columnist

  • Spring vegetables easiest of the season

    BY JENEEN WICHE | N-H Columnist

  • Rose shares ancient Owen Co. artifacts with society

    Like many 10 year olds the young Owen countian spent much of his spare time hunting squirrels. One day while hunting these wily little tree climbers, the boy ducked under a tree branch, and as he cast his eyes to the ground, he spied a perfectly formed arrowhead. That discovery of a single ancient artifact set Owen countian Bobby Rose on the path of a life-long journey into the world of stone points, axes and pipes and fueled his determination to preserve these ancient treasures of the past.

  • Owen Circuit Court | March 6, 2018

    March 6, 2018

    Johnpatrick Garilao Ada, 1991, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, admit.
    Randall Dale Allen, 1987, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia, continued to April 10.
    Michael Craigmyle Jr., 1977, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to March 20.

  • 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.