Today's News

  • Guest column:Pipeline backers focus on talking to people

    By Bill Lawson and Michael McMahon

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 17, 2014

    Matthew A. Childs, 1986, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 24.
    Chancelor J. Conn, 1993, contempt of court, defendant owes $465 in restitution and $203 in fees, costs and fines, to pay $100 restitution, $50 each month.
    Larry Moller, 1982, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, arraignment set for Jan. 31.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Jan. 7, 2014

    Beverly Ann Barton, 1981, show cause deferred/installment payment, $455 public attorney fee, to pay $25 a month, bench warrant set for $500.
    Keath Bramblett, 1966, motion for evidentiary hearing, submitted.
    Michael Cain, 1983, revocation hearing, continued to Feb. 4.
    Holli D. Cook, 1987, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, admitted, order to follow.
    Robert James Craig, 1977, show cause deferred/installment payment, owes $10,730 total, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant, no bond.

  • Kays Branch News: Busy week around the house

    This has been a hectic but productive week.
    Teri came on Monday to wash down the walls with vinegar. Then she and John decided that the lower part of the drywall needed to be cut away because it was still wet. She finished about 3 p.m.
    John helped me load three large trash bags into the car and I followed her to Owenton to the dump.
    She helped me unload and we went our separate ways. That was the last time I was out of the house all week.

  • 4-H News: Deadline for the 4-H shooting camp nears

    Over the past 20 years, Kentucky 4-H youth development agents and volunteers have helped thousands of youths learn responsibility, life skills and the safe use of firearms through the Shooting Sports Education Program. Opportunities abound for young people to get involved with this program. Once such opportunity is the statewide camp opened to young people ages 9 through 13. This year’s camp is April 2nd through 5th at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.

  • Sophomore superlative: Williams scores 1,000th point

    The Owen County High School Rebels picked up a district win on Thursday night against Eminence High School.
    In the process, Carson Williams made history.
    Near the end of the third quarter of the Rebels’ 57-44 victory, Williams made a free throw to give him his 16th point of the game. The shot also gave him the 1,000th point of his career which made him the youngest player in OCHS history to reach that mark.
    “It feels good,” Williams said. “My brother (Sawyer) got it and my sister (Kelsey) got it and it is nice to join them.”

  • Girls make early exit from All ‘A’

    When the brackets for the 2015 Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic come out, there is one team the Owen County High School girls basketball team will not want to see on their half of the draw - the Walton-Verona High School Lady Bearcats.
    On Jan. 14, the two teams met for the fifth-straight year in the tournament. They squared off in the quarterfinals at Carroll County.
    After holding a slim 5-2 lead after the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats took control in the second quarter and raced out to a 25-10 lead at halftime.

  • League organizing for 2014 spring soccer action

    Spring soccer registration is now available.
    Until Jan. 31, the sign up fee is $50. After that date, the fee increases to $60.
    Coaches for  spring 2014 soccer are needed. US Youth Soccer module training for coaches and parents registration is required. If you are interested in coaching a team, a coaches form must be completed.

    Download registration form
    Forms and more information are available at www.eteamz.com/ocysl/

    U10 and U12 teams travel

  • Kays Branch News: While the rest of county was dry, too much water was my problem

    I got in wood last week to last out the deep freeze and wasn’t out of the house, literally, till Wednesday morning.
    I suited up and went to Frankfort to play dominos with my friends.

  • Owen Historical Society News: ‘When I was young’ starts many great tales

    They produce love and laughter, heartache and tears and build a tapestry of personalities that connect and bond together to create families. Each family member reflects the past, present, and future; and family stories etch themselves into memories and nourish souls.
    Preserving family stories presents challenges to modern man.