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Today's Features

  • Gary and Marsha Derringer celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19.. They were married in Marsha’s hometown, Junction City, Kansas, in 1972 and made their home in the Monterey area. Gary is retired from Peoples Bank & Trust Company, and Marsha is retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Their daughter, Mariah, is a junior at Owen County High.  Many family and friends joined them for a reception Sunday afternoon at the Monterey Baptist Church Education Building.

  • We missed another big one over the weekend.
    All of Bill Meck’s dire predictions didn’t come to Owen County. It’s been a very strange winter, or lack of winter on the Branch, but we still have March to get through. I can remember 8 inches of snow on March 8 several years ago.

  • “They always call our boys the Rebels
    They fight, fight to the end
    They can dribble fast or slow
    Give them the ball and just look at them go
    Hip Hip Hooray for Owen County Rebels
    They’re gonna win it tonight
    So give a great big cheer
    For the heroes of the year
    For Owen County High”

    For 60 years the Rebel Fight Song has reverberated from the walls of gymnasiums. For a few years less, it has echoed across baseball diamonds and football fields.

  • We didn’t have much money but we had a lot of love, and we shared that with everyone.

    Paying tribute to her mother and father at the historical society meeting last Thursday, Yolanda Lucas Ellis reminisced about her childhood as the daughter of an Owen county huckster.
    Yolanda was born and raised in Bromley, worked in Owen County schools for over 30 years, and she, Glenna Clifton, and Pat Smoot were the first three women to serve on the Owen County fire department.


  • Rosemary was back in church on Sunday. She was invited to by a friend of hers to go to Cancun for a week vacation in her time-share down there.
    Rosemary had knee surgery at the end of the year and her friend kept her walking on the beach every day to exercise her knee.
    Rosemary said she really didn’t appreciate it at the time but by the time she got home, her knee was much stronger and the 85-degree weather didn’t hurt either. I think she had a wonderful time even with the therapy.

  • In the 1930’s Owen countians recognized the piercing blast of the air-horn as it echoed up and down the hills and hollows of Owen.
    The words “Here Comes Bob” painted on a large, rambling red truck were the only introduction needed to announce the weekly visit of the Bromley huckster Bob Lucas.
    Yolanda Lucas Ellis, Bob’s daughter, was the official horn blower for her father as she accompanied him from community to community; and she will share some of her childhood memories at the historical society meeting Thursday.

  • Money can be a sore subject for many couples. In fact, money causes more arguments in a relationship than nearly every other topic combined. Whether you struggle to make ends meet or you’re sitting on a nest egg, chances are good you and your spouse haven’t always been eye-to-eye on the green stuff.

  • Even though Owen County has yet to see a major snowfall, to the delight of adults and dismay of the younger crowd, the Owen County Historical Society Board spent several hours last week making plans for spring and summer.
    The backyard of the museum will display several new surprises, including a riverboat mural gracing the concrete building in the back yard of McDonald and New Funeral Home.
    Our resident sign painter Jarl Lee Harris will begin the project sometime in April as weather permits.   

  • Kitty Sallee called last week to invite me to an unexpected bridge party at the Smith House last week. We had agreed at our Christmas bridge date that we would not play again till March, so this was a real treat.  It was a very cold but sunny Tuesday. We met at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Pat brought Betty Marston to have lunch with us. It was so good to see her out and looking so well. I also saw Lou Ann come in with her grandson Chad to have lunch too.