Today's News

  • Business promises 150 new jobs

    An industrial hemp processing business promises to bring 150 jobs to Owenton after recently taking possession of the former Itron building.
    Lilu’s Garden, the nation’s largest state-of-the-art hemp processing company specializing in the manufacturing of derivatives from industrial hemp, will be hiring warehouse and maintenance workers, drivers, manufacturing processors and engineers with salaries ranging from minimum wage to more than $100,000 per year, according to a press release.

  • A $4.1 million investment

    Following months of negotiations, Gov. Matt Bevin’s office officially announced Pounds of Plastics, Inc., an international specialty manufacturer, will locate to the former Itron warehouse in the coming months.
    A $4.1 million investment, the company is initially expected to bring a minimum of 54 full-time jobs to Owenton.
    Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Pounds of Plastics specializes in custom polymers and thermoplastics used in automotive and a variety of other industries.

  • Owen countians made headlines across the nation

    Over the years stories featuring Owen countians have been reported in newspaper articles across America. Some are true, others are a stretch of the imagination, and a few are downright unbelievable.
    One rather questionable story was reported in an Oregon newspaper, the Columbian, in 1882. According to the article, Judge Major of Kentucky was told by many older people in Frankfort and Owen counties that the Mexican dictator Santa Anna, who massacred the Texans at the Alamo, was born in this area. Judge Major elaborated:

  • Owen District Court | Oct. 26, 2018

    Oct. 26, 2018
    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 9.
    Tiffany Kelly, 1989, two counts of third-degree assault, contempt of court, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    William Metts, 1983, first-degree criminal trespassing, 12 months, to serve, 20 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, court costs, show cause hearing set for Feb. 15.
    Alisha Meyers, 1986, two counts of contempt of court, bonded out.

  • Branchers busy preparing for winter

    I didn’t write week before last because I had company that came on Friday and stayed through the weekend. They left early Monday morning, and by that time I was so befuddled, I had forgotten what day it was. I just went to the TV room and sat down. It was Tuesday before I realized I had missed Monday. That’s the way my life is going lately.

  • Lady Rebels superior in Tom Johnson tourney

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent

  • Young team struggles to score against Harrison County

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent

  • Kay's Branch News | Neighbors enjoy trip to Alaska while others make a short trip to Oregon
  • August 2018 Property Transfers

    Lonnie Perkins to Susan Perkins, house and lot on North Adams.
    Laurie A. Deters to William M. Deters II, two adjoining lots in Owen.
    Shawn Duvall Grisham, Glenn Grisham, Sharon King, Sharon Duvall, Scott King, Shannon Pierson, Shannon Duvall and Casey Pierson to ABI Leila LLC, land in Owen County, $47,500.
    ASAP Ministries Inc., Adventist Southeast Asia Project Min. and Adventist Southeast Asia Projects In. to Wesley Scott Johnson and Lauren Welch Johnson, lots 14 and 17, Riverlake Subdivision, $8,500.

  • Owen District Court | Sept. 14, 2018

    Sept. 14, 2018

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 2.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1999, probation violation, admitted violation, set for review Nov. 2.
    Ernest Combs, 1987, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to produce insurance card, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.