Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Rain shapes the weekend on the Branch

    We got almost an inch of rain on Saturday. It took all afternoon, but it fell beautifully, right straight down and soaked into the parched soil. My grass is turning green again. The overcast day yesterday helped. That was the welcome big news of this week but this next story is a close second.

  • Owen County District Court - July 13, 2012

    Matthew T. Goldsberry, 1988, non-payment of fines, waive fine and court costs.
    Eddie Lancaster, 1970, flagrant non-support, non-support, non-payment of fines, continued to July 27.
    Connie S. Bailer, 1958, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, bonded a.
    Capital One Bank vs. Myra K. Asher, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. David Hammond, motion to require answer to interrogatories, see order.
    Security Monitoring Services vs. Joseph Lee Herrmann, see order.

  • Danielle Hoop takes home title as Miss Owen County Fair 2012

  • Planting the seeds of college in students

    “I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This
    can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever
    the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma.”
    President Obama
    Address to Joint Session of Congress, Feb. 24, 2009

  • Crash claims life of Owen County teen

    An Owen County teenager has been killed in a crash on Highway 22 East.
    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single-vehicle crash at 5:58 a.m. July 10. 
    Troopers located the vehicle off the roadway against a tree.
    Preliminary investigation shows that the car, driven by 17-year-old Floyd Mikel Smith of Owenton was traveling east on Hwy. 22 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.  Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by the Owen County Coroner. 

  • No slowing her down

    Fresh off a trip to Gaitlinburg, Tenn., Lucy Smoot Hall drives herself to a beauty salon in Owenton to have her hair done every Friday before church on Sunday.
    A summer vacation and a weekly appointment at a beauty salon may seem like no great feat for the average person, but Hall is a little unique.
    She will turn 100 years old July 30.
    Born on July 30, 1912, Hall has seen a century’s worth of changes in the landscape of America, but carries the memories of a simpler time when nearly everyone lived the same.

  • City council passes first reading of Ford property zone change

    The first reading on a potential zone change for the Ford property at 311 South Main Street was approved during a special called Owenton City Council meeting July 10.
    The Ford property is currently an R-1 lot (residential), but could soon be changed to C-1 (commercial).
    The first reading was expected to be held July 3, but was postponed over concerns about a potential technical violation.
    The planning and zoning commission approved the zone change during a June meeting, but the city council has the final say on the changes.

  • Owen Co. grand jury issues indictment in fatal accident

    An Owen County man was recently indicted on the charge of second-degree manslaughter after a DUI related crash that killed his brother May 16.
    The crash took place on Frank Clark Road when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 56, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.

  • Boone County offering Tasty Travels Across America

    On July 24, visitors can take a culinary trip across the nation where you will enjoy your meal by the bite while exploring familiar and new ingredients relating to the geography of our country and state food cultures.
    “Tasty Travels across America” will be offered at noon and again at 6 p.m. at the Boone County Extension Office in Burlington.
    This program will explore recipes from the Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Living Well Cookbook.

  • Angels take title

    The Angels were named the Owen County Parks and Rec League U8 softball champions last Friday. Coached by Kathy Stamper, James Goodrich, Roy Ferguson and Dana Justis, the 12-member team finished the season with an 8-4 record. Pictured, front row (L to R): Kaileigh Grider, Kailey Varner, Ashley Hudson, Kallista Ogden, Brooklyn Doss Back row (L to R): Gracie Justis, Destiny Goodrich, Miranda Stremme, Ellie Perkins, Gracie Ferguson, Emma Miller Not pictured: Katelynn Morgan.