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Today's News

  • Mother of the Year 2010

    A mother of four, a caregiver to many, a foster parent and a volunteer. Those are just a few of the traits that make up this year’s recipient of the mother of the year award, Edith Rose Stewart-Lewis.

    Lewis, 87, received the award during the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show July 14.

    “I’m grateful to have this happen,” Lewis said. “It’s almost unbelievable at my age to even get it.”

    Although the award is usually a surprise to the recipient, Lewis said she knew she would be receiving the award.

  • Monterey News

    First of all, I have a correction to make. In last week’s column I wrote that Colleen was going to skip the month of July for having another Monterey Fair Board Meeting and was going to have it Aug. 19. That was incorrect; the new date for the next fair meeting is Aug. 21 at 11. Sorry for the confusion this may have caused anyone. Hope to see more there than last time.

  • Mother is a blessing to her children and community

    Edith Rose Stewart was born on Dec. 14, 1923. She was raised on a farm on Stewart’s Ridge Road in Owen County with her parents and nine siblings.

  • Owen Countian of the Year 2010

    Each year one deserving person arrives at the Owen County fairgrounds pavilion during fair week for a special reason. Some think they’re there to see a friend receive an award or to watch a family member in one of the many pageants held.

     

    This year Margaret Murphy arrived thinking she was going to get to hear her friend and storyteller Bonnie Strassell speak, but instead she was there to receive one of the most prestigious awards any Owen countian can get – the Rotary Club’s Owen Countain of the Year award.

  • Treece steps down from OCHS

    Owen County High School is looking for a new leader.

    During the Owen County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting Monday, it was announced Owen County High School Principal Shannon Treece would be leaving her position with the district.

    Treece is reportedly leaving her post for a position with the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.

  • Health department offers tips to help deal with heat

    As weather forecasters recently called for local temperatures in the low- to mid-90s, many people are looking for ways to stay protected against the scorching heat.

    Three Rivers District Health Department’s Community Health Planner, Melody Stafford, said there are two things for everyone to remember when temperatures start to soar.

    “Stay cool and drink lots of water,” Stafford said. “Those two things are imperative when it starts to get this hot.”

  • Letter to the editor: Don Martin is a great choice for interim Owen County superintendent

    I would like to commend the Owen County Board of Education in its choice for interim superintendent for Owen County Schools.

    In the course of my tenure at Grant County Schools, Mr. Don Martin was an exceptional superintendent for that school district.

  • Long-suffering Reds fans may finally see some light

    A funny thing happened on the way to October

    Friday night in Cincinnati, the Reds will honor the World Series Champion 1990 Cincinnati Reds.

    The Reds began that famous season by defeating the Houston Astros on Opening Day for first place in the then National League Western Division. They did not relinquish their grip on first place and won the Division and ventured into the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1979.

  • Mr. Baseball has ties to Owen County

    Joshua “J.T.” Riddle, a 2010 graduate of Western Hills High School in Frankfort, has been named 2010 Kentucky Mr. Baseball, the first player from WHHS to earn that honor. A four-year starter for the Wolverines as a pitcher and shortstop, Riddle received a multitude of awards throughout his high school career including a member of the State-Journal All-County Baseball team with two of the four years being named as Most Valuable Player. Riddle was also named as the KHSAA Most Outstanding Senior Baseball for 2010.

  • No. 8 (Female) - Kelsey Williams

    This young lady did something at Owen County High School that no one else has ever done. Not even her mom.

    Kelsey Williams played both soccer and basketball while in school. Her role on those two different teams might be a case study in opposites.