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Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Happy Orville Rogers Day

    They stood side by side in a long row. Many looked similar but each carried features that were unique. Several were over 100-years-old, and yet their appearance was as vibrant as the younger ones.
    Although today they have been replaced by advanced technology, their stories remain and are engrafted into history.
    In the 1800s, men from several different countries were working on an invention to transmit the sound of the voice over wire.
    The gentleman credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone was Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell. 

  • Travel safe and smart this summer

    Summer is upon us, and for many, the season means at least one family vacation or weekend getaway.  According to a 2011 TripAdvisor survey, 90 percent of Americans were planning to take two or more leisure trips within the next year and 24 percent were planning five or more trips.  Of those surveyed, 79 percent said they plan to spend at least $3,000 on these vacations.  As you start planning your next vacation, you can take precautions to keep yourself, your family, and your finances safe when you travel.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: May 7, 2013

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, show cause hearing, owes $3,650 restitution and $1,127.50 fees and costs, see file.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, 1989, shock probation in felony convictions, motion for shock probation, submitted.
    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, show cause hearing, owes $315 in fines and fees, continued to May 21.
    Miranda Dews, 1972, show cause hearing, owes $8,192.84 in restitution, fees and costs, bench warrant set for $8,200.
    Russell Cody Dunn, 1989, diversion completion, dismissed.

  • Owen County District Court - May 17, 2013

    Norman Bruce, 1994, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for May 24.
    William Kelley, 1989, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for May 24.
    Suzanne Woosley, 1986, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for May 24.
    Dayna M. Hughes, 1964, alcohol intoxication in a public place, fourth-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, continued to May 24, bond set for $2,500 cash.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Betty J. Barry, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Kay's Branch News: Mothers Day was best day

    It turned out to be a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day or anything else you might have been celebrating.
    The first of the week was wet, very wet. We had nearly two inches of rain late Saturday night, Sunday and Monday.
    It was clear on Tuesday, but I had bridge so I couldn’t mow that day.
    Wednesday, Charity and I went shopping for spring clothes. I have four closets full of clothes, but one has to have something new once in a while. Our trip was a success. I now have new things to wear. All I need now is some place to go.

  • Owen County Library trustee attains state certification

    Richard Matthews, a member of the Owen County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The trustee certification program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • Birth Announcement: Clayton Michael and Kirkton Charles Lilly
  • Wedding: Prather-Colston

    Brittany Leigh Prather and Lawrence Brandon Colston were united in marriage on May 2, 2013, by Owen County Justice of the Peace Teresa Kemper Davis. The witnesses were Denise Smoot and Mary A. Moore.

  • 'We the People' champions
  • Special honor: Edward A. Webster

    Edward A. Webster of Owenton has been commissioned at Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Steve Beshear on March 5, 2013. It is the highest award given by the commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky colonelships are commissioned for an individual’s contribution to his community, state, or nation and for special achievements. Edward is the son of Roy and Brenda Webster of Owenton; the grandson of Catherine and the late Walter Webster of Owenton and the late Robert and Mildred Furnish of Ghent.