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Today's News

  • Friday's class cancellation will not affect district calendar

    Thousands of Kentucky educators descended on Frankfort Friday to rally for public education funding. The rally led to numerous school closures, including in Owen County.
    Local students will not be affected by the closure, according to School Superintendent Rob Stafford, who said the last day of school for students would remain scheduled for Thursday, May 31.
    The district includes extra days in its calendar that exceed the minimum amount of days required by the state, which will cover Friday’s cancellation, Stafford said.

  • Emergency agencies quickly locate juveniles

    Local law enforcement and emergency personnel made quick work of locating two missing juveniles Sunday evening.
    Two females, both 12 years old — one from Owen County, one from Indiana — walked or were given a ride to a residence on Georgetown Road from Carroll County and asked the homeowner for a ride to Swope Road, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich. The homeowner called 911. While Goodrich was en route to the residence, Carrollton Police entered the two females into their system as missing.

  • The thin yellow line

    When Jonesville Volunteer Firefighter and Owen County resident Chris Mills isn’t helping put out fires, he’s the voice leading emergency personnel to scenes where a life could be on the line.
    Mills, a Kentucky State Police Post 6 Dry Ridge radio dispatcher, illustrated the vital role of telecommunications professionals during an August 2017 incident.
    It was early in the morning shift when Mills received a broadcast teletype from the Erlanger Police Department.

  • Owen jumps 22 spots in statewide health rankings

    After falling 15 spots in last year’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, Owen County made major progress in the 2018 report, soaring from 74 out of 120 counties in overall health to 52nd.

  • Festival will bring local grads home in support of class of 2018

    Several Owen County graduates will return home next weekend to share their talents in support of the Owen County High School Class of 2018.
    The Sweet Owen Music Festival will take place at Elk Creek Winery April 20-21, with a variety of local entertainment, vendors and food — proceeds from the event will aid in making this year’s Project Graduation a success.
    The idea grew from the haunted trail Project Graduation began hosting in 2016, according to 2018 Project Graduation Committee President Jenna Gray.

  • 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.

  • April 11, 2018 | Community News

    19th annual Charles Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble will be Saturday