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Today's News

  • Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

    Calling all females! Wednesday, September 27, is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, a nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women of all ages. Here are some ways to celebrate:

  • Fourth graders write free-form poems on pets

    The following poems were written by students in Stephany Harvey’s fourth-grade class and Mrs. Dempsey’s fourth-grade class. The students wrote the free-form poems about their favorite pet and other subjects.

    Daisy
    By Austin Blackwell

    Laying in the window looking
    With dark brown eyes
    she is small and
    fits in a tea cup
    she lays at night
    in my bed
    under the covers
    when day comes
    she watches for the deer.

    Roscoe

  • Community Events | September 27. 2017

    Annual Lusby’s Mill reunion will be Saturday

    The annual Lusby’s Mill reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the farm of Ron and Linda Wainscott in Corinth, Kentucky. A potluck lunch will be served around 12:30-1 p.m. Everyone s welcomed. For more information, call Ron at (502) 803-1157.

    Mussel Shoals Baptist celebrating 200th anniversary with revival, homecoming

  • Ladies, remember to zip your totes

    There was fog in the valley this morning, and though I usually get up about 7 a.m., it felt like 5 a.m. to me. Fall has snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking.

  • Owen District Court | September 27, 2017

    Phillip William Allen, 1973, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, pleaded guilty, 90 days concurrent with Boone County time, credit any time served; one headlight, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, merge.
    Aimee Chandler, 1975, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving on a DUI suspended license, continued to Nov. 3.
    Roderick Deitz, 1979, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., pretrial conference Nov. 3.

  • Horses contributed to America’s success

    His name was Topsy. During the summers of the 1920s, he would faithfully plod across Cedar Creek carrying a little girl to her cousin’s playhouse by an old sycamore tree. Munching on the lush green foliage along the creek he would patiently wait for his charge’s signal to make the return trip home.
    As time marched on, Topsy would deliver his owner,  Margaret Alice Karsner, to school or take her on amazing adventures galloping across the fields of her Monterey farm.

  • Looking Back | September 27, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 26, 2012

    Monterey residents prepare for the fair Oct. 5

  • Two area restaurants targeted by scammers

    The phone rings during Farmhouse Grill’s busiest time of day. As an employee picks up the phone, they can hear someone saying the restaurant needs to pay their electricity bill before it’s shut off. Although the restaurant has already paid the bill for the previous month, they continue to listen as the caller explains how the payment may not have been processed.

  • Group raising money to rebuild structure for historic sign

    Nearly five months have passed since Old Cedar Baptist Church Pastor James Bondurant announced the church’s decision to demolish the four-plane airplane hangar built by well-known Owen County native Harry Clark Karsner.
    Karsner, a former Owen County magistrate, a director of First National Bank and appointed state aeronautics commissioner, built the hangar upon his return to Monterey in 1946 following a stint as a flight instructor at California’s Ryan’s School of Aeronautics during World War II.

  • Fiscal court reviews library tax rates

    Beginning their new fiscal year, the Owen County Public Library presented their tax rate information as well as a library update to the Owen County Fiscal Court during the court’s Sept. 12, meeting.
    The library board voted to accept the compensating rate, lowering the rate for real property from 11.1 to 11 cents per $100 of assessed value, according to library director Jennifer Chancery.
    While the fiscal court does not approve the library or other special taxing district’s tax rates, the court must review the rates once set.