Public Records

  • Looking back | April 20, 2016

    Board members balk at some staffing changes
    April 20, 2011
    5 years ago

    An Owen County Elementary School media specialist position will stay intact following Monday’s Owen County Board of Education meeting.

    The board discussed budget considerations for the 2012 fiscal year and voted to keep the media specialist position at the elementary school, despite a recommendation from Owen County Superintendent David Raleigh to eliminate the position.

  • Property Transfers | March 2016

    Editor’s Note: The following property transfer was inadvertently omitted from a recent listing of transfers – Jeffry Thornton, Charlotte Thornton and Lena Ellis to Danny D. Thornton, land on the east side of TA, $3,000.

    Daniel & Dorothy Brumley to David & Tammy Brumley, land in Owen County.

    Bruce Wayne & Carol Annette Harrison to Christopher Baker and Jordan Wilson, land on the southeast side, $97,000.

    Kyle Scott Smither to Lauren Maureen Ashley Hensley, a building and lot.

  • Looking back | April 13, 2016

    City, county brace for budget battles
    April 13, 2011
    Five years ago

    With the 2011-2012 budget looming over the Owen County Fiscal Court and Owenton City Council, cuts are expected to come from both entities.

    Owen Couty Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said everything is being looked at when it comes to making cuts.

    Both of the county’s largest sources of revenue – the real estate tax and insurance-premium tax – are down.

  • Court News | April 13, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court | April 5, 2016

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to April 19.

    Larenzo Berry, 1993, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to April 19.

    Carrie R. Burgener, 1985, fraudulent use of a credit card under $10,000, continued to April 19.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, continued to April 19.

    Amanda J. Burke, 1986, tampering with physical evidence, failure to appear, bench warrant set for $5,000 cash.

  • Court News | April 6, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 1, 2016

    Lauro Hernandez, 1991, two counts of possession of matter portraying sex performance by minor, pleaded not guilty, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Lauros Hernandez, 1991, three counts of second-degree rape, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, first-degree wanton endangerment, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

  • Looking back | April 6, 2016

    New Library Moves Closer to Reality
    April 6, 2011
    Five years ago

    Anticipation continues to grow after federal money was secured for construction of the new Owen County Public Library.

    The Community Facilities loan will come from the United States Department of Agriculture.

    According to its website, the USDA provides assistance to rural communities with a population of up to 20,000. Small communities receive a higher percentage of grants.

  • Looking back | March 30, 2016

    Over a dozen cattle die in truck accident
    March 30, 2011
    5 years ago

    About 15 cattle died and 75 were rescued in a double-decker tractor-trailer accident on U.S. 127 North in Franklin County near the Peaks Mill Road intersection Wednesday night.

    The driver, David Evans, 48, of Burnside, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment, said Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton. “He had some minor scrapes and bruises,” Melton said.

  • Court News | March 23, 2016

    Owen District Court
    March 18, 2016


    Lauros Hernandez, 1991, three counts of second-degree rape; not guilty plea, preliminary hearing set to Apr. 1 at 9 a.m.

    Brandi Becknell, 1979, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia; probable cause established, transfer to Grand Jury, continue to Apr. 5 at 9 a.m.

  • Looking back | March 23, 2016

    Owen gearing up for race visitors
    March 23, 2011
    5 years ago

    With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race only months away, local officials are beginning to weigh in on the economic impact the race could have on Owen County.

    The announcement of the Sprint Cup race coming to Kentucky Speedway, located off the Sparta exit on I-71, was made last August.

    In preparation for the race, the Kentucky Speedway has increased its stadium seating from 66,000 to 105,000.

  • Looking back | March 16, 2016

    New Owen transient tax passes fiscal court
    March 16, 2011
    5 years ago

    After more than a year since the first discussion on a transient room tax, the Owen County Fiscal Court recently had a second reading on an ordinance and put the tax into place.