Today's News

  • Former First Lady portrayed at recent NSDAR meeting in Warsaw

    The John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met May 23, at the Hawkins-Kirby House in Warsaw. The program was “Lunch at the Whitehouse with Caroline Harrison.” Bonnie Strassell, local storyteller, acted the part of Caroline Harrison.

  • Updated bill pay options for Ky. American customers

    As of Friday, June 1, Kentucky American Water’s payment drop box located at 102 North Main Street in Owenton will be closed. After June 1, 2018, in-person payments can be made at Ashcraft Real Estate Services located at 125 N. Madison St. in Owenton between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and between 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays.

  • Trees, rocks served as boundaries in early deeds

    Early pioneers in Kentucky claimed land by “tomahawk rights.”  These rights were acquired by deadening a few trees near a spring and making one’s mark, name or initials in the bark. This practice was also accompanied by cabin and corn claims. As a result of building a cabin or planting a crop of corn upon a section of land, a person was acknowledged as its owner.

  • Owen District Court | June 8, 2018

    Owen District Court
    June 8, 2018

    Lee T. Lawson, 1987, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, bonded out, continued to June 15.
    Carrie Means, 1984, speeding 13 mph over the limit, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, continued to July 20.
    Jamie M. Thornton, 1977, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to June 15.
    Tierra Linda Apartments vs. Bryant Bates, motion to transfer, see order.

  • May 2018 Property Transfers

    Lee Anne Ryan to Lee Anne Ryan Trustee, Ryans Field Trust dated March 14, 2018, land in Owen and Grant counties.
    James Lester Payne Sr. Estate, James Lester Payne Estate, James L. Payne Estate and Lisa Payne Executor to James Thomas and Linda Carolyn Johnson, land in Owen County, $50,000.
    Paul Douglas Smoot, Paul D. Smoot and Valerie Smoot to Central Kentucky Timber and Logs LLC, two tracts of land in Owen, $325,000.
    MMA Holdings LLC vs. Michael Scott Copley and Hannah Beth McEndre, land in Owen County, $108,500.

  • Kay's Branch News | Farmers take advantage of last week's dry days

    It’s overcast this morning after a week or so of sunshine. During that week all the farmers around here got their hay cut, dried, raked and baled. That is almost a miracle. It only happens about one year out of every six in this part of Kentucky.
    Wanda said she raked hay for Ray all day Wednesday. She said this was the first time she had attempted this chore, but she got it done while Ray came behind her and baled. They got it all into the barn on Friday. I drove into Owenton late last week, and everybody along the road was doing the same job.  

  • Community News | June 13, 2018

    Organizations encouraged to participate in Mayberry
    Day Mayberry Day will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 16, followed by a sock hop from 6-10 p.m. Organizations are invited to take part in the event. If a charity, church or organization would like to take part, please call 502-563-5050 or email tourismdirector@owencountyky. us. Your idea must be based on the Mayberry theme, 1950s-60s rural America. Think about the Andy Griffith Show to come up with ideas.

  • Water Warriors Camp will be July 10-13 at MBMS for local children, ages 9-11

    For the fourth year in a row, Kentucky American Water will partner with Bluegrass Greensource and the Owen County Family Resource Center to host a water education camp for Owen County youth.
    The Water Warriors Camp will bring together students ages 9-11 to engage in exciting and hands-on lessons about water. Focusing on water conservation and water quality, lessons will vary from testing the health of the pond by Owen County High School to learning how water used to be transported before household plumbing by hauling water in a relay race.

  • Campbellsville University honors Owen County educators

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years.
    Kentucky State Senator Max Wise shared his appreciation for the teachers across the commonwealth during the program held at Campbellsville University.

  • Is a matching 401k plan better than a company pension?

    BY RANDY BEHYMER | Wealth Management