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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The weather was just about as good as it can get last week, pleasant mild days and cool nights, great for golf, mowing and sleeping.

    Bruce and Fay cut hay all week. They did Wanda’s field and then mowed our field across the road and the ones on this side too. I don’t think he got three rolls out of the whole lot of them. It has been so hot and dry here most of July and August that the second cutting just hasn’t grown much. It does look nice and neat now though.

  • Linda Smith said everyone has something nice to say about Owen County – and that’s exactly why she decided to bring her consignment shop from Warsaw to Owenton.

    YOUniquely-U recently opened on the corner of West Seminary and Main streets; and Smith said with a new location and more room, she hopes her business will soon take off with Owen countians.