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Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News | Monthly card games make for busy week

    The rain stopped long enough over the weekend for me to mow most of my yard. There’s still the small backyard that I didn’t get to before I wimped out. I have a very good riding mower, but just sitting and turning over and over wears me out. Hopefully, I can finish this week. I’m glad that I got myself out of my Sunday clothes and got that much finished.
    It’s raining again as I write this Monday morning. I couldn’t get in touch with Fay; I guess they spent the weekend with Jennifer in Lexington.

  • Owen District Court | April 20, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, motion to revoke defendant’s conditional discharge continued from March 23, review motion set for May 4.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening.
    Willard D. Flynn Jr., 1975, fourth-degree assault, continued to June 1.
    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, contempt of court, continued to Oct. 19.

  • The day 'Happy' Chandler switched on the lights in Owen County

    In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signed a law creating the Rural Electrification Administration to provide funding to local cooperatives that would distribute electricity.
    At that time Kentucky’s governor, A.B. “Happy” Chandler, was instrumental in securing electric power for the Commonwealth; and in 1937 a loan of $130,000 was approved for Owen County Rural Electric Co-Op to construct lines for 600 customers. Yet, as late as the mid-1930s nine out of 10 households in Kentucky were without electricity.

  • Owen County Historical Society: Familiar names served as Revolutionary War patriots

    The names are familiar in Owen County: Ball, Bennett, Cobb, Forsee, Hunter, Maddox, Searcey, Stamper, Stivers, Vallandingham and others whose Revolutionary War pensions are listed in the Owen County court order book. Many had sons who fought in the War of 1812  and in several instances both father and son fought together in this second war of Independence.

  • Owen District Court | April 6, 2018

    April 6, 2018

    Beverly Alvarez, 1962, flagrant non-support, arraignment set for May 4.
    Donovan-Eric Raymone Cargill Jr., 1994, speeding 12 mph over the limit, rear license not illuminated, careless driving, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, two counts of contempt of court, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days, court costs.

  • March 2018 Property Transfers

    Robin and Johnny Gentry to Kentucky American Water Company.
    Bengie and Charle’ Finfrock to Charle’ Finfrock, land in Owen County.
    Bengie and Charle’ Finfrock to Charle’ Finfrock, two lots in Hesler in Owen County.
    Shirley Minch to Glenn A. Minch, lot 28, Owen County Sportsman’s Club, farm on Elmer Davis Lake No. 1.
    Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Andrew Arthur and Jill Patricia Rosen, lots 478, 479 and 480, Riverlake Subdivision.

  • Kay's Branch News | Golf tournament tops weather this week

    Snow! We have another skiff of snow on the ground as I write this Monday morning. This is April; the trees are blooming, Keeneland is running. This is not snow time, but this is Kentucky. Anything can happen weather-wise. The ground was just drying up enough for some of us to get out and mow the yard. Ray got his done, and Fay said she mowed too, but the wind was too cold for me, and I have had skiffs of snow every morning, so I continue to sit and watch TV and hope it will be better tomorrow.

  • Your best years are ahead, invest wisely

    BY RANDY BEHYMER | N-H Columnist

  • Spring vegetables easiest of the season

    BY JENEEN WICHE | N-H Columnist

  • Prepare for the upcoming fishing season now

    While warm weather may be right around the corner, chilly days are hanging around. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming fishing season by purchasing a new license and organizing your gear.