Today's News

  • Georgia: on her mind - Wisdom, clean closets, and a little heresy

    I got caught in the tailwind of my old friend, Birthday, as he raced through another April. I admit that I lost my balance for an hour or two. “You’re old,” Birthday taunted as he flew past me on his way to outrun next year before I can blink.
    “That’s not nice,” I shouted after him. “And besides, Old is the new New. Old, now that the Baby Boomers are on Medicare, is IN.”

  • Owen County property transfers - March 2013

    Shawn Stivers and Shawn B. Hager to Michael C. and Leah Gail Montoure, Hwy. 1982, $35,000.
    Fred C. Tichenor, JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, Holiday Lake Riverview Condominium and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to Federal National Mortgage Association, Viewpoint Inc.
    Beneficial Kentucky Inc. to Ronald and Melissa Lemaster, $39,000.
    Linda R. Proctor to Deric Curtis Moore, lots 1E and 2E, Eagle Creek Campground.
    Marianne Wall and Anna Marie Carl to Kristi A. Walker, Riverlake Subdivision, $89,000.
    Lela Maude Hawkins to Kentucky American Water.

  • Owen County District Court - April 5, 2013

    Michael J. Scott, 1968, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, to serve six days, credit time served.
    Michael J. Scott, 1968, theft by unlawful taking, status hearing, pleaded guilty, to serve three days, court costs, credit time served.
    Chris Osborne, 1967, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, continued to April 12.
    Midland Funding LLC. vs. Jimmy Boling, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Engagement: Howard-Eldridge

  • Kay’s Branch News: Basement full of Perkins makes for great reunion

    Spring has finally come to the Branch. It will last about three days, and then we’ll be into summer. It’s supposed to be 80 by Wednesday.
    I was on the road almost every day last week with bridge on Tuesday, dominos on Wednesday, lunch with Charity at Applebee’s on Thursday, then I had to go back to Frankfort on Friday to do my regular errands and get gas, groceries and pet food.

  • Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office celebrates Donate Life Month

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of lifesaving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee said. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Too many toys or fire wood on front porch may soon be illegal

    The Owenton City Council could soon be tightening restrictions on outdoor wood storage, doghouses, front yard furniture and outside toys owned by city residents.
    The council gave a first reading of the amendment to its nuisance ordinance during its April 2 meeting.
    The amendment states that any property owner or tenant that houses a dog or dogs outside will keep them in the backyard of the house, apartment or building and will furnish a doghouse to house them.

  • Playing for a cause

    It’s an annual rite of spring and it’s for a great cause.
    Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley hosted the 14th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble on Saturday afternoon.
    Twenty-three teams took part in the event that helps raise money for the Satterwhite Foundation which supports the Trust for Life Organ Donation Program. The event also helps raise money for the Owen County Senior Citizens Activity Fund.

  • Softball team preparing for All ‘A’ Classic

    The Owen County High School softball team is hoping to get back to a place they were a year ago. If they do get there, they will be looking for a better result.
    Owen County will be taking part in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic this week when they take on Gallatin County Friday evening.
    They will get ready for the tournament by, ironically, taking on Gallatin County. The two teams were scheduled to play on Tuesday night in Warsaw.

  • Rebels play well at Valley tourney

    While others spent spring break relaxing, the Owen County High School baseball team spent the week on the diamond.
    The Rebels played four games in four days at the Valley Invitational in Louisville.
    Owen County opened up the week April 1 against Bardstown.
    The Tigers picked up a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 6-3 lead.
    They would tack on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the lead to 8-4 and eventually win the game by the same score.
    On April 2, the Rebels would take on the Bearcats from Beth Haven.