Today's News

  • Elk Creek wins silver medal at international competition

    Elk Creek Vineyards of Owenton won two medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.
    Eleven Kentucky wineries earned medals, and two won gold.
    “Kentucky is being recognized as a major producer of quality wines,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that competed at this prestigious event. These wineries and others are raising the bar for fine Kentucky wine.”
    Elk Creek earned silver medals for its Vidal Blanc and Pinot Grigio wines.

  • Cost-share applications will be available soon

    Owen County farmers will soon be able to pick up applications for the new Phase I cost-share program.
    The program applications will be available for pick-up at the extension office Monday. The deadline for completing the applications and turning them in is Sept. 9.

  • Kay's Branch News: Community will come together, clean up Monterey

  • Monterey Matters: I’ll soon have another title — Nana

    I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having. It sure beats that hot weather we were enduring in July. It won’t be long till it’s time to cover the pools up again. I’m not looking forward to that at all. In fact, I’m already dreading it. Although I’m not going to miss having to mow the lawn one bit. It seems like that’s all I have done this summer.

  • Four Owen countians named Governor’s Scholars

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently graduated the 1,074 outstanding Kentucky high school juniors who attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program.
    By participating, students have the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with other students and learning new disciplines.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 9, 2011

    Sam Maggard Jr., 1974, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to Sept. 13.
    Joann Adams, 1974, show cause deferred, installment payment, bench warrant set for $5,000.
    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion to revoke probation, revoked.
    Zachary C. Cope, 1985, first-degree complicity, complicity drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, diversion.
    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Sept. 13.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 12, 2011

    Stacey Copeland, 1981, two counts of theft by deception, in treatment, released.
    James H. Ferrell, 1979, non-payment of fines, in jail, $250 cash bond set, owes $198.
    Michael Partin, 1993, fourth-degree assault, in jail, $500 cash bond set, bonded out.
    Amanda Ann Rhodes, 1983, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Aug. 26.
    Amanda E. Morris, 1979, non-payment of fines, apply bond.
    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. vs. James William Kinney, motion for default, see order.

  • What’s in a number?

    I love Chinese food. It’s one of my favorite types of food to eat and I especially like the fortune cookie you get when they give you the bill. I’ve traveled to Asia and they really don’t give you fortune cookies at most restaurants there.
    The fortune cookie is an American thing, but it’s fun anyway.
    While I don’t follow the signs or stars or don’t let astrology rule my thought process — except for belief in that whole full moon thing — I do save the fortunes from my cookies.

  • Saveway’s survival shouldn’t shock but there is a lesson to be learned

    One of the things that has impressed me most about Owen countiains since I came here nearly three years ago is the strong sense of independence people around here constantly display and their commitment to preserving the past.
    When word started circulating around town last week that Saveway would be closing its doors, people took it personally.
    “There has never been a time during my life when there wasn’t a Saveway,”

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Women warriors slowly getting honored

    They come in all shapes and sizes, but their influence on families, communities, and the world is undeniable. Their stalwart determination and bravery was succinctly demonstrated as a historical society member, Dr. Tom Marshall, presented a program on “Women in War” at the historical society meeting Thursday. Tom, who served in the armed forces, worked at the Veterans Hospital for 32 years. It wasn’t until the late 1970s and early ’80s that women began to receive benefits as veterans of wars, a disconcerting fact for both Tom and the nation.