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  • Looking Back | Kraft Cheese planned to double size of Owenton plant 75 years ago

    75 years ago
    March 30, 1944
    Kraft Cheese plans to double size of its Owenton plant

    Developments come fast whenever and wherever they are needed to successfully prosecute the war. So the Kraft Cheese Company is going to enlarge the local plant and install a receiving plant in Carrollton. Both will have distinct advances to the milk producer.

  • Owen District Court | March 22, 2019

    March 22, 2019

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, contempt of court, continued to May 17 for review.
    Paul G. Nation, 1975, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for March 29.
    James D. Smith, 1977, first-degree narcotics, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for March 29.
    Kelvin Smith, 1961, first-degree narcotics, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, appointed public attorney, continued to March 29.

  • Colorado Grant’s ‘Wild West Show’ and historic Sparta

    Though it doesn’t often make headlines, and some of its residents might think of themselves as Owen County’s red-headed step-children, the community of Sparta (half of which sits in Owen, the other half in Gallatin) embraces an early rich history of the area.
    Many may not be familiar with Sparta history or the fact that the community was first called Ross Mill, named after David Ross who built what is believed to be the oldest mill along Eagle Creek.

  • Owen District Court | March 15, 2019

    March 15, 2019

    Rachel Lee Marcum, 1978, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for March 22.
    James D. Smith, 1977, first-degree narcotics, drug paraphernalia, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for March 22.
    Joshua Earl Solomon, 1981, fugitive, waive to Indiana.
    Joshua Earle Solomon, 1981, public intoxication controlled substance, contempt of court, stipulated probable cause, dismissed.

  • Senate Week in Review: Bills that received final passage covered a range of topics

    BY JULIAN CARROLL | State Senator

  • Music of the ‘common folk’ highlighted during Celtic celebration

    As slender fingers glided along its strings, the spirited violin beckoned the deep-throated viola and perky piano to join in and melodious notes, chasing each other around the room, captured hearts and created picturesque images of ancient Celts in their homelands of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
    Last week the Owen County Library meeting room was transformed into a Celtic celebration by a trio of talented musicians from Northern Kentucky. The Owen County Historical Society and Owen County library sponsored the event.

  • Kay's Branch Happenings | Here’s to your health, now turn your Fitbit on

    BY WANDA NEW

  • BIRTH | Emily Lynn Marie Yager

    Vincent and Arlene Yager would like to announce the birth of Emily Lynn Marie Yager.
    Emily was born at 5:35 a.m., Feb. 1, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 12.9 ounces. She was 19 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by her big sister, Casey Grace.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Anna Hawkins of Owenton. Maternal great-grandparents are the late Lawrence and Kathleen Hawkins. Paternal grandparents are Vivian Yager of Owenton and the late Gary Jenkins. Paternal great-grandmother is Virginia Hensley of Carrollton.

  • BIRTH | Emersyn Kate Preston

    Proud parents Daniel and Katey Cobb Preston of Lawrenceburg are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Emersyn Kate Preston.
    Emersyn was born Jan. 29, 2019, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Dallas Preston.
    Maternal grandparents are David and Sherry Lyons and Danny Cobb of Owenton. Paternal grandparents are Shelley Sutherland and Steve Preston of Lawrenceburg. Paternal great-grandparents are Ray and Jean Caldwell of Frankfort.

  • Recounting the history of Mountain Island Baptist Church

    In the 1801 presidential election, both Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr received the same number of electoral votes. The election was thrown into the House of Representatives which chose Thomas Jefferson as the third president of the United States.
    That same year hundreds of thousands of people gathered at Cane Ridge, Ky., to participate in what would become known as the greatest revival in American history.