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Today's News

  • Monterey News: A tough but wonderful Thanksgiving

    I realize I’m a little late with this news but wanted to share some things with you all.

    Thanksgiving has come and gone. I’m very thankful for a lot of things – my health and family first off – but also for all the wonderful things God has provided for me and my family through the years.

    However, this year was a little tough on us all with it being our first Thanksgiving without Mom.  We sure did miss her. I now know what she went through each and every holiday without her parents.

  • Return of Santa highlights Christmas Parade

    Despite cold temperatures and snow flurries throughout the afternoon, dozens of families braved the cold Sunday for Owen County’s annual Christmas parade.

    The parade began at Southern States and made its way downtown, where children and adults alike lined the streets in anticipation.

    This year’s theme was “A Christmas Wish for You.”

    Eight floats led the way for Santa Claus.

  • Cheering in Philly

    As they marched their way down JFK Boulevard and 20th Street at the United States’ oldest Thanksgiving Day parade, two Owen County cheerleaders were surrounded by hundreds of adoring young girls.

    Veronica Chisholm and Hannah Runion traveled to Philadelphia, Nov. 23 to perform with 250 other cheerleaders in the 92nd Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    The two tried out for the event this past summer at UCA Cheerleading camp.

    Chisholm said the two tried out as part of a squad and each were judged on one routine, one cheer and one jump.

  • Williams earns Player of the Week honors

    Owen County High School’s Sawyer Williams was named North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 4. Sawyer averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds in two games last week while shooting 77 percent form the floor and blocking 12 shots.

     

  • Historical Society News: Flood of '37 a favorite topic for holiday party chat

    Dressed in her finest Christmas attire, she patiently awaited the arrival of her guests; and as they entered her decorated doorway, her rooms echoed with laughter and camaraderie.

  • Soccer players recognized for achievements on and off the field

    Most goals: Austin Collins (Varsity), Will Dempsey  and Jordan Henderson (JV)

    Most assists: James Marston (varsity), Cooper Taylor, Caleb Ashcraft and Austin Collins (JV)

    110 percent award: Austin Willis (varsity) and  Gabe Osborne

    Coaches award: Ryan Marston and Jared Fitzgerald (varsity),  Nash Croley (JV)

    Rookie of year:  Jose Munoz (varsity), Dalton Mertz (JV)

    Most Improved: Devin Ricketts (varsity), Tucker Cull (JV)

    Offensive player of year: James Marston (varsity). Jordan Henderson (JV)

  • Young tech-savvy students will show skills at state

    After recently traveling to Northern Kentucky University for a regional Student Technology Leadership Program competition, Owen County School’s students once again proved that hard work pays off.

    Nine out of 10 STLP projects  —including an Owen County Primary School project — will advance to state competition in May in hopes of continuing on to the International Society for Technology in Education conference next summer in Philadelphia.

    STLP is a project-based learning program that teaches students how to use technology to learn and achieve.

  • Kays Branch News: Margie England changed our lives

    I went to Margie England’s funeral last week.

    If a funeral could be said to be nice, her funeral was. Maybe appropriate would be a better word. Two gentlemen spoke. One was her pastor at Dallasburg Baptist Church and the other a contemporary of Gilbert’s.

    Both their talks were about Margie. Her obit gave all the details of how she had spent her life as a teacher, supporter of her church, and member of organizations in the county and state. She was a very busy lady.

  • Letter to the editor: Unite in prayer and meditation for World Peace Day

    World Peace Day is a global event celebrated at noon Greenwich Mean Time or 7 a.m. EST on the last day of each year.

    At this time, people the world over gather together for an hour of prayer and meditation for world peace.

    Stop for a moment and think how profound this really is. People the world over set aside personal issues and step into the moment, coming together to be of one mind, of one place, of one time, aware that as they combine their thoughts and energies, they create opportunities for positive changes to manifest in the world.

  • Defense sparks Rebels

    The old saying goes defense wins championships.

    For the Owen County Rebels, defense has been the difference since dropping the opening game of the season to Western Hills.

    The Wolverines scored 57 points in their 1-point overtime win over the Rebels on night one.

    In their next three games, no opponent has managed to score more than 44 points, resulting in three victories for the Rebels.

    Trimble County and Carroll County were the latest opponents to struggle offensively and fall to Owen County.