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Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Oct. 29, 2014

    Morgan’s presence touched the soul of the people.
    He was a folk hero of the South and won the admiration of many as he wrought havoc upon the Union Army. He was a master of guerilla warfare and against overwhelming odds John Hunt Morgan left an indelible mark upon the hearts of a nation.

  • Restaurant moves into city limits

    The Owenton City Council has approved an ordinance to annex the Smith House Restaurant into the City of Owenton.
    The council held a first reading on the ordinance at its Oct. 7 meeting and a second reading at a special Oct. 14 meeting.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said Smith House Restaurant owner Billy O’Banion wrote a letter to the council requesting to be annexed into the city.
    West said the move would allow the Smith House Restaurant to obtain a liquor license if the establishment acquired the proper amount of square footage.

  • Woman’s curio shop is a tribute to daughter

    Colorful business cards with Ghirardelli chocolates attached aren’t the only thing sweet about the recently opened Carolann’s Curio.
    The gift shop, located at 312 South Main Street and owned by Paula Sanders, gets its namesake from Sanders’ daughter who passed away from a blood disease in 2012.
    Sanders said her plans for a gift shop came to a halt after her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson, became sick.

  • Seven habits for Halloween: Students apply curriculum to holiday books

    As part of the “Leader in Me” program being implemented at the Owen County Elementary Schools, students are focused on how to improve their school and how the “Seven Habits” have become an intricate part of how the school operates on a daily basis.
    The seven habits include:
    1: Be Proactive
    2: Begin with the End in Mind
    3: Put First Things First
    4: Think Win-Win
    5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    6: Synergize
    7: Sharpen the Saw

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Sitting up with the dead was a tradition

    She knew her heart was weak, and that if she bore another child the stress of labor might prove fatal.
    In June of 1925, this young Owen County woman’s heart gave out as she attempted  to deliver her fourth child; and Mattie Agnes Smith Karsner and her unborn baby were buried together on the gentle rolling slope of Monterey cemetery.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 10, 2014

    Mary K. Corbin, 1978, criminal trespassing, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served; theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served.
    Linda Johns, 1984, flagrant non-support, $5,000 surety, continued to Oct. 17.
    Arbia T. Phillips Jr., 1987, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 28.
    Daniel Thornton, 1990, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 28.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 17, 2014

    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, theft by deception, appointed public attorney, continued to Oct. 31.
    Nathan Fitzgerald, 1984, flagrant non support, dismissed.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 14.
    Josie Hazlett, 1962, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 30 days, conditionally discharged for 335 days, court costs, public attorney fee.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A column fan checks in on Kay’s Branch

    This has been a slow week. I needed one after the departure of my cousins. They arrived back in Missouri safely. I have spent the week changing beds and doing laundry, and sitting in my chair in the sunroom with Dobbs. We were both exhausted.
    I did get to Frankfort on Wednesday to empty the recyclables. My soft drink can was overflowing. Friday was Hand and Foot day. We played at Barbara Hecker’s house this month. That was a lot of fun. I am back into my routine this week.