Today's News

  • Homecoming 2012

    The annual Owen County High School Football Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally was held Friday at the steps of the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Owen County girls golf team capture sixth-region tournament title

    For the past nine years, the Notre Dame Pandas have owned the Sixth Region Golf Tournament.
    On Sept. 25  in Kenton County, the Owen County Lady Rebels took possession of the trophy.
    The Lady Rebels had to wait out a few anxious moments in the clubhouse before learning they were had won the title.

  • Robots take over 4-H Science Day

    Hoping to turn 4-Hers into future scientists, the Owen County Extension Office will host an Eco-Bot Challenge Oct. 10.
    The event will take place as part of the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day. The experiment will introduce youth to robotic engineering concepts as they program an autonomous robot to clean up a simulated environment spill.
    Owen County’s Cooperative Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development Staci Thrasher said in the past the focus has been on hyrdo-fuels and last year’s project centered around wind and energy.

  • Local and presidential races will dominate Nov. ballot

    The upcoming presidential election is sure to take center stage on the ballot next month, but Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said the federal election is likely to bring more voters to the polls to vote in local elections.
    Election Day is Nov. 6 and Kincaid said her office and the Owen County Board of Elections stays busy throughout the month of October preparing for the big day.

  • Fiscal court approves road work

    Owen countians will soon notice improvements to several roads after the Owen County Fiscal Court recently approved a resolution and agreement for resurfacing.
    The fiscal court held its second monthly meeting in September on Sept. 25 at the South Owen Fire Department, where the action was taken.
    The resurfacing will cost $350,000, but Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said $100,000 of funding for the project will come from flex funds or extra funding from the state.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Replica reflects important part of Owen history

    She was a familiar sight in Owen County during the early part of the 20th Century.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 28, 2012

    Zea Demaree, 1988, manufacturing methamphetamine, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 5.
    Ricky Helton, 1977, manufacturing methamphetamine, waive to grand jury.
    Robert Parker, 1986, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Sept. 21.
    Joe Ponder, 1973, first-degree narcotics, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Michael Asher, 1988, show cause deferred, owes $178 total, apply bond.
    Michael W. Asher, 1988, non-payment of fines, owes $253, apply bond.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 25, 2012

    Ryan Landis Baker, 1992, show cause deferred, owes $2,292.50 total, bench warrant set for $2,300.
    Beverly Ann Barton, 1981, owes $730 total, to pay $25 a month.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, failed to pay $1,313.13 in fines and supervision fee, continued to Nov. 20.
    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, adopted plea agreement.
    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, complicity controlled substance prescription not in original container, complicity drug paraphernalia, complicity possession of marijuana, continued to Oct. 9.

  • Anniversary - Ronald and Norma York

    Ronald and Norma York of the Canby community in Owen County will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Ronald and Norma were married on Oct. 4, 1952, at the Kavanaugh Methodist Church in Owen County.  Their children are Michael York, Mark and Joyce York, Greg and Lisa York and Aaron and Gwen-York Alexander, all of Owen County.  They also have eight grandchildren and five  great-grandchildren.  They still enjoy traveling all over the United States and are celebrating their 60 years with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • Kay’s Branch News: “And a wonderful time was had by all”

    I think there were many prayers lifted to Heaven Friday night, concerning weather. Saturday dawned cold but cleared and it was a beautiful fall day for the Monterey Homecoming Fair.
    I went down early to help set up the cemetery committee’s booth. Teresa Davis had already gotten the booth pretty much finished except for a couple of chairs and the easel to put the pictures on and the photos themselves. I had mounted them on cardboard so people could see them better.