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Today's News

  • Fiscal court reviews library tax rates

    Beginning their new fiscal year, the Owen County Public Library presented their tax rate information as well as a library update to the Owen County Fiscal Court during the court’s Sept. 12, meeting.
    The library board voted to accept the compensating rate, lowering the rate for real property from 11.1 to 11 cents per $100 of assessed value, according to library director Jennifer Chancery.
    While the fiscal court does not approve the library or other special taxing district’s tax rates, the court must review the rates once set.

  • CKC Festival set to return Saturday

    For over 20 years, Greene’s Country Crafts has provided an assortment of handmade items for the home to customers across Kentucky and the nation from a quaint shop located behind Melvin Greene’s Seminary Street residence.
    Greene and his family have run the store that specializes in creating unique primitive décor. With their experience in creating things and selling them, the Greenes have had many opportunities to travel and set up booths at multiple festivals or markets to sell their wares.

  • Bush retires from board of elections
  • Community Events | September 20. 2017

    Beverly/Bruce reunion set for Sunday

    The Beverly/Bruce reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lockport Methodist Church. The potluck lunch will begin around 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited. For more information, call Wanda Browning at (502) 930-8103.
    Soil Conservation meeting date changed
    The Owen County Soil Conservation meeting has been changed to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    Wright-James reunion will be Sept. 30

  • Brothers fought and died alongside one another in War of 1812

    His slender long-fingered hands rest atop a cane. Yet, the stately white-haired gentleman in the picture sits erect, and his finely chiseled features reflect a strength that seems to deny his frailty or the need for a walking stick.
    The handwritten caption below the picture identified the Owen countian as “Uncle George 98 years,” and this image of George S. Forsee has become a treasured piece of Owen County history.

  • Looking Back | September 20, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 19, 2012
    Raleigh resigns: Superintendent to leave Owen post for job with Kentucky Department of Education

  • Owen District Court | September 20, 2017

    Sept. 12, 2017

    Justin W. Alvor, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, buy or posses drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no tail lamps, no brake lights, failure to notify address change to department of transportation.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.
    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, resume pay 90 days.

  • Auditions for ‘A Mayberry Christmas’ will be Saturday

    With the help of the Owen County Arts Council and Owen County Tourism Commission, people of all ages will have the chance to get into the holiday spirit sooner than expected, as the two organizations host auditions for “A Mayberry Christmas” Saturday.
    Auditions for the play, based on the “Andy Griffith Show,” will be open to all ages, ranging from young actors who could potentially be cast as Sheriff Andy Taylor’s young son, Opie, to adults who can sing in the choir.

  • Branch residents take in local events

    I hate getting up before it’s good light. If this were Tuesday, I’d still be in bed, but duty calls.
    Wanda has been busy this week. We both went to Catherine Raisor’s funeral last Monday. Not a good way to start the week. Barbara and Joyce were there. Joyce and Wanda’s uncle Jimmy used to visit her often when she was still at home in Frankfort. She lived close to her uncle, Harold. She had lived a long and sometimes hard life, but she was a wonderful woman and was always ready to help a friend. She will be missed.

  • At the Library | September 20, 2017

    Calling all investors: We are excited to be involved in an innovative program to make use of our venue to help educate local investors. An integral part of our mission is to provide vital information to local citizens, and we believe that DASH for the STASH is an excellent means by which to do so. Come to the library, scan four posters and take a one-question quiz about each one on your phone to be entered into a contest to receive a $1,000 contribution to your IRA. This contest runs all through September at the library. Come in at your convenience.