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Today's Features

  • Following in the hoofsteps of his prize-winning dad, Kentucky Star is racking up ribbons and awards as one of the nation’s top bulls in his class.

    Kentucky Star, a 14-month-old bull owned by Larry Osborne of Sparta, is competing to be one of top bulls in the nation.

    “He’s still a yearling,” Osborne said. “He’s on track to be the best in the country. He’s the high-points leader in his class in the nation.”

  • Listed below are the Owen County men who served in World War I and World War II who were killed in action, died in service or were missing in action. The Owen County Historical Society would like for their families to bring us a picture to scan so that we can honor them by displaying their pictures in the museum. We want pictures of any Owen County man or woman who has served in the armed forces for our country. Let’s never forget the price they paid for every American to live in freedom in this country.

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  • Hwy. 355 is quiet with a hint of fall in the air and beautiful country along the Kentucky River. Then a crowd is gathering, more than a 100 people and they are still coming. Young and old, overalls and dress, everyone is made welcome.

    All this activity is the Sorghum Festival. Jay and Ruth Gibson have been having this festival for 20 years as a party for their employees and it has grown to include many visitors from all over the state.

  • John came home from their trip full of enthusiasm for the Panhandle of Florida. They had beautiful weather. They dropped down through Tennessee and Alabama. Just by happenstance he saw an alternate route that said  “to 10 E.” They were in no hurry so he turned on to it. He said the traffic dropped to a trickle. It was a very nice four-lane road  with lovely scenery and a much easier drive. After they had been on this road for a while, suddenly the U.S.S. Alabama appeared on the horizon. He said it was like a huge whale materializing in front of them.

  • What a beautiful weekend we had for our Monterey Homecoming Fair. There were many people who came out and enjoyed socializing with old friends and family. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. My out-of-town guests made it down for the event.

  • Owen County native Sherri Howard Godfrey has made and donated a quilt to her high school classmates’ Relay for Life team  – The Sisters Act. 

    Team member Kathy Stamper said Godfrey was quick to agree to the project and said she had been considering making a quilt as part of a fund-raiser.

    Although she had considered doing other patterns, Godfrey ultimately decided on incorporating the cancer awareness ribbons into the final design after talking to classmate and breast-cancer survivor Pam Acton Brock.

  • For the past several years, the Owenton water tower located behind the Owen County Extension Office has seen little upkeep and has been deemed unsightly by many due to its chipped paint and rust.

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said he and the Owenton City Council have received numerous complaints on the tower’s condition, but said there’s nothing they can do about it.

  • Owen County native Sherri Howard Godfrey has made and donated a quilt to her high school classmates’ Relay for Life team  – The Sisters Act. 

    Team member Kathy Stamper said Godfrey was quick to agree to the project and said she had been considering making a quilt as part of a fund-raiser.

    Although she had considered doing other patterns, Godfrey ultimately decided on incorporating the cancer awareness ribbons into the final design after talking to classmate and breast-cancer survivor Pam Acton Brock.

  • With  this year’s “Monterey Homecoming Fair” drawing near, there were several people who made it out last Saturday to take part in helping to clean up our town. I would like to take this time to personally thank each and everyone of them. Besides Colleen and myself, there were Vanessa Wilhiote, Johnny, Robin and Kimmie Gentry, Brett Hall, Lonnie Reed, Jimmy, Tammy and Marcus Powers, Monterey Mayor Dennis Atha, Amanda Hammonds, Rachel Hall, Randy Fitzgerald, Robert (Weiner) and Dylan Gilbert and Christina Loucks.

  • Fall has finally arrived along with the World Equestrian Games extravaganza, the University of Kentucky’s umpteenth loss to Florida and our theater season.