Today's News

  • Owen Circuit and District Court, July 10 and 13, 2018

    Owen Circuit Court
    July 10, 2018

    Jeffrey Lane Allnutt, 1957, probation violation, continued to July 24.
    Brandi Becknell, 1979, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, sentencing set for Aug. 7.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from June 26, revoke probation.
    Jeremy Burden, 1981, flagrant non-support, failure to appear, bench warrant set for $5,000 cash.

  • Historical Society | Revivals played an integral part in Kentucky history

    In 1872 the Concord Association of Baptists held a revival in Owen County. It was attended by crowds from Owen, Carroll, Henry and Gallatin counties who met in the woods on the farm of Josephus Vanderen, about a mile southeast of Dallasburg.
    Several local preachers delivered stirring sermons which were accompanied by hymns of praise reverberating throughout the sultry summer air.
    After three days the faithful proceeded to Mussel Shoals where they continued to fellowship and share their faith.

  • Owen District Court | July 6, 2018

    Owen District Court
    July 6, 2018

    David Connley, 1979, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, controlled substance prescription not in original container, drug paraphernalia, waive preliminary hearing, continued to July 10.
    Drew Duerring, 1995, non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Aug. 10.

  • Historical Society | Swimming holes provided respite from summer's heat

    “Oh! The old swimmin’-hole! In the long, lazy days
    When the humdrum of school made so many run-a-ways,
    How pleasant was the jurney [sic] down the old dusty lane,
    Whare the tracks of our bare feet was printed so plain.”
    In his poem, “The Old Swimmin’ Hole,” James Whitcomb Riley reminisced about the carefree summer days of his childhood and recalled the old swimmin’ hole that beckoned the young to plunge from the fiery heat of summer into the refreshing respite of invigorating coolness.

  • Despite heat, Branch residents enjoy memorable fireworks show

    The Fourth of July was the hottest day of the year so far. My thermometer at the front of the house read 91 degrees at noon, and the sun had already moved to the back of the house. I spent the day inside under the air conditioner. Dobbs and I watched the Fourth of July spectacular on KET.

  • Planting By the Signs: 'Dog Days' of summer continue through Aug. 11

    This week and beyond: Dark moon for below-ground producers is in force until new (light) moon at 10:48 p.m., Thursday. The light moon will rule until the full (dark) moon returns July 27. Check signs before planting.
    Signs: Today and Thursday, outstanding; Friday and Saturday, no planting, killing sign; July 15-18, flowering signs; July 19-21, outstanding for above-ground producers.
    Dog Days are here

  • Worst case scenario: Husband prepares for his wife to come back home

    By Roger Alford

    I sometimes wonder if I’m just too easily amused, but I got a big kick out of the old joke about a fellow who showed up for work visibly upset.

    His coworkers gathered around and asked what was wrong.

    “My wife has been missing for about a month, and the detective working the case came by the house this morning and told me something that hit me like a ton of bricks.

    “He said my wife has been missing long enough that I may want to prepare for the worst.”

  • Grace Notes: The trouble with cookies and other stuff

    When I was a kid, my grandmother on my father’s side owned a bakery.

    Whenever we’d visit her we would come home with huge pink bakery boxes filled with assorted butter cookies, plus bags of bagels and loaves of bread and the best cinnamon rolls and bear claws you could ever eat.

    Fun fact: My dad used to say that when Uncle Benny swept the floor at night, whatever he swept up was what he put on the bear claws as toppings.

    I’m pretty sure he was joking, or else he wanted to gross us out so he could eat all the bear claws. 

  • Church News | June 20, 2018

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    Jerry Ellis sang, “Higher Ground” Sunday morning. Happy birthday to Terry Burke! Please pray for Tony Collins, Larry and Phyllis Adkins, Wayne & Ginny Smither, Sue Sipple, our military, police and first responders, our president and leaders, peace in Jerusalem and Korea and our great country.

    Tonight (Wed.) at church from 6 to 6:45, Felecia Collins and family will receive friends to honor her mother, Janet Smoot. The memorial will start at 6:45 p.m. with a balloon release and fellowship meal at 7 p.m.

  • At the Library | June 20, 2018

    Get your camera out and take some photos of what makes Owen County a great place in which to live! The Owen County Library is sponsoring its Second Annual Photography Contest.

    Rules and requirements can be found on our website, Facebook page and at the library. Prizes will be awarded for adults and children. Submissions accepted until July 13.


    Next week is the last week of Summer Reading. Keep reading and submit those journals by June 30 to earn Fair tickets for all children who participate. Reading Rocks!