Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News, April 1: A week of ups and down on the Branch

    This has been one heck of a week.
    Well, it started normally. I went to Frankfort on Wednesday to play dominoes and run my errands.
    Wednesday evening I got a call from my cousin saying her daughter and friend were bringing her to the celebration of my oldest cousin’s 85th birthday and they were staying at my house on Friday. Melony isn’t always too sure of dates so I told her that wasn’t till next week, but they are still driving down from Savoy, Ill to stay here and go to Mt. Olivet from here on Saturday.

  • Owen County District Court, March 24, 2015

    Jeremiah Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.
    Roy C. Miller, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.
    Adam L. Morris, 1990, first-degree conspiracy robbery, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney continued April 1.
    Christopher A. Priessman, 1991, first-degree robbery, first-degree fleeing or envying police, first-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney preliminary hearing April 1.
    Heather Young, 1994, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued.

  • Owen County Circuit Court, March 21, 2015

    Brenda L. Beverly, probation violation, appointed public attorney.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, probation violation, admit jail.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 1985, motion to convert misdemeanor fines to a definite jail term to run concurrently with an indeterminate term, submit.
    Alison M. Coyle, 1982, probation violation, continued April 7.
    Robert James Craig, 1977, owes restitution, $100 a month.
    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, two counts of first-degree narcotics, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, continued to April 21.

  • Historical Society News, April 1: Sunday morning memories part of cherished history

    The floor was dirt, packed tightly with the clay-laced soil of Owen County.
    The one room cabin erected above the floor was constructed of logs, notched and joined together with wooden pegs. Long wooden benches filled the large room and guaranteed to be so uncomfortable that even the drowsiest parishoner would find it difficult to doze off during the sermon.
    The Beech Grove Baptist Chruch, built in 1852, sat in the midst of a cemetery and it served the community not only as a church but also as a schoolhouse.

  • Traffic woes expected to continue through May

    The first phase of the $900,000 water main replacement project is expected to continue through May 29.
    Kentucky American Water Manager of External and Governmental Affairs said the project was delayed following inclement weather in February.
    The first phase is replacing water mains along South Main Street.
    Lancho said the first phase will likely take the longest.
    Following its completion, the second phase will go from Seminary to Blanton Street.

  • A family tradition

    The Owen County School Board’s newest member may have only attended his first meeting, but serving the school district seems to be in his blood.
    With the swearing in of Craig Bowling, the school board gained it’s third generation of Bowling members. Craig’s father, Stuart, served for 18 years. His grandfather, Dr. Maurice Bowling whom Bowling middle school is named for served approximately 16 years.
    “I believe my father started in 1969 and served until his death in 1985,” Stuart Bowling said.

  • Pair arrested by sheriff's deputy in bank robbery

    A quick reaction by the Owen County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two men only shortly after they allegedly robbed People’s Bank  Friday.
    The incident occurred at the 101 N. Main St. location at approximately 2:20 p.m. Friday.
    Peoples Bank & Trust Company President Todd Marston said a white male entered the bank with a demand letter, which was given to one of the bank’s tellers.

  • Owen grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury recently handed down the following indictments:

    l Eric M. Stivers, 37, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating motor vehicle while license suspended, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, improper registration plate, no Kentucky registration receipt, failure to wear seatbelt .

  • 3-2 Tie-breaking vote approves insurance license fee hike

    A tie-breaking vote approved an ordinance that raises the county’s insurance license fee by two percent at the Owen County Fiscal Court’s March 10 meeting.
    The ordinance sets the fee at 7.5 percent, the rate the fee was set at when originally approved in 1990.
    The original ordinance had been amended twice under two different administrations, once to 6.5 and again to 5.5 percent.

  • The first 90 days

    Editor’s note: The following story is the first of three that will cover the actions of the Owen County Fiscal Court during the first 90 days of  it’s new administration.
    The lead headline of the Nov. 5, 2014 edition of the News-Herald was “Change comes to Owen County.”
    These articles are intended to highlight the changes that have taken place thus far.

    Utilization of BBX Strategies and Consulting