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Today's News

  • Plans for center in Monterey progressing

    With a board of directors in place, the dream of a Monterey community center could soon become a reality.
    Doreen McElroy, a member of the community center’s management team, said the board of directors has begun meeting once a week. Following the board meeting, members of the management team then carry out what they discussed.
    The board of directors includes McElroy, Kit Isom, Josey Hazlett, Monterey Mayor Dennis Atha, Jerry Jones and Lee Searce.

  • Treasure hunt begins

    Each August, thousands of dedicated bargain hunters in search of a treasure make their way through the strip of U.S. Route 127 that winds through Owen County.
    For four days, despite the high temperatures, they park on the side of the road and begin digging. Antique glassware, linens, records, jewelry, farm equipment — you name it and they’ll buy it.
    Most Owen countians are no stranger to the 127 Yard Sale, including Greg Estes, who found the treasure of a lifetime right in his hometown during last year’s sale.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: July 27, 2011

    This week: 281 • Last week: 293
    Last year: 499

    Compared to the previous sale: slaughter cows steady to $2 higher; slaughter bulls $3-$4 lower; feeder steers and heifers mostly $4 to $8 lower on calves; and over 600 lb. steady to $2 higher. Heat indexes of over 105 reduces demand for calves, especially fleshy offerings.

  • Military service: Brant McIntosh

  • New faces at Owen Co. High School

    James “Eddie” Buchanan is originally from Greenville. He is a 2009 graduate of Centre College in Danville with a bachelor of arts in philosophy and a minor in chemistry. Buchanan has sent the last two years pursuing his master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the Teach Kentucky program. In his spare time, Buchanan enjoys playing golf and cooking.
    Buchanan currently resides in Louisville.

  • Church News for July 27, 2011

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Bro. Steve delivered God’s message titled “Reasons Baptists Reject Alcohol.” It reminded us all of the effects that alcohol has on the present and the future generations.
    This Thursday, the kids and youth will be going to Atlantis Water Park for a day of fun and Bible study. Contact Andrea for more information or to get a ride.
    Be in prayer for the sick and for each other. God bless you this week and our churches in Owen County.
    The doors of Beech Grove are always open to you.

  • OCYSL takes on state at Bluegrass Games

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League sent two teams to the Bluegrass State Games. Here are the results:
    July 16
    United as One – 4 vs. O.C. Galaxy – 0
    Titans – 3
    vs. O.C. Galaxy – 2
     
    The U10 Galaxy entered the Bluegrass State Games with a 5-4 record. Members of Galaxy were Katie Hensley, Emma Herdman, Isabella Herdman, Cody Dempsey, Courtney Dempsey, Mason Marlette, Jonah O’Banion and Cody Brummley. Galaxy lost 4-0 to United as One.

  • Special birthday: Lucy Hall

    Lucy Hall, who was born July 30, 1912, will be celebrating her 99th birthday with a reception at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Owen County Extension Building.
    All family and friends are welcome to attend. There will be food, music and fellowship and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.
    For more information, call Joan Luther at (502) 229-1233

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Some good things came from Depression

    Owen countians who lived during the Great Depression leave us a legacy of memorable stories to share with future generations. Generations of citizens who seem to have an over-abundance of material wealth, might find it difficult to imagine the great economic changes wrought by this devastating time in American history.

  • Birth: Makayla Grace Courtney

    Michael and Amy Courtney of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Grace Courtney. She was born June 10, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center weighing 5 pounds, 14 3/4 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.