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Today's News

  • Letter to the Editor: Proud to be an Owen County alum

    Last Friday, I attended the homecoming festivities of Owen County High School. Having graduated in 1967, it was good to go back and see some ‘old’ friends, particularly Larry Dale Perry and Irene Cook Perkins.

    I watched with immense pride the crowning of my great niece as 2010 homecoming queen. Owen County is probably one of the few remaining counties where a young girl who shows big bulls for a hobby can still earn the title of homecoming queen.

  • Despite condition and complaints, water tower restoration will have to wait

    For the past several years, the Owenton water tower located behind the Owen County Extension Office has seen little upkeep and has been deemed unsightly by many due to its chipped paint and rust.

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said he and the Owenton City Council have received numerous complaints on the tower’s condition, but said there’s nothing they can do about it.

  • Handmade help to fight cancer

    Owen County native Sherri Howard Godfrey has made and donated a quilt to her high school classmates’ Relay for Life team  – The Sisters Act. 

    Team member Kathy Stamper said Godfrey was quick to agree to the project and said she had been considering making a quilt as part of a fund-raiser.

    Although she had considered doing other patterns, Godfrey ultimately decided on incorporating the cancer awareness ribbons into the final design after talking to classmate and breast-cancer survivor Pam Acton Brock.

  • Rebels fall short

    Friday night’s loss to Bourbon County was not due to a lack of chances.

    Three times in the second half the Rebels had the ball first and goal and failed to cash in. The result was Bourbon County leaving Owenton and heading back to Paris with a 10-6 win on Owen County High School Homecoming night.

    The Colonels entered the game still looking to taste victory for the first time this season. They were 0-4 and coming off a 52-7 loss the week before to Holmes.

  • Owen teen touched by war story organizes benefit

    People across the United States are blowing their whistles for peace in Congo and soon the message will be brought to Owen County.

    Hannah Strohmeier, a 14-year-old freshman at Owen County High School, became involved in the campaign for peace in Congo this summer when she learned about Falling Whistles.

    The campaign was originally started as a journal about young boys in Congo who are sent to the world’s largest raging war with only a whistle for a weapon.

  • Monterey Fair returns Saturday

    After a year off, the Monterey Fair will return Saturday with a lineup of fun, food, entertainment and games.

    An afternoon of festivities will kick-off at noon with a parade through Monterey that will include the Monterey Fire Department, classic cars and cheerleaders.

    Two cake walks will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. The cakes will be auctioned off following the walks.

    Fair organizer Colleen Thomas said four food vendors will be in attendance and 27 arts and crafts vendors will be selling a variety of items.

  • Monterey News by Dana Burke

    With  this year’s “Monterey Homecoming Fair” drawing near, there were several people who made it out last Saturday to take part in helping to clean up our town. I would like to take this time to personally thank each and everyone of them. Besides Colleen and myself, there were Vanessa Wilhiote, Johnny, Robin and Kimmie Gentry, Brett Hall, Lonnie Reed, Jimmy, Tammy and Marcus Powers, Monterey Mayor Dennis Atha, Amanda Hammonds, Rachel Hall, Randy Fitzgerald, Robert (Weiner) and Dylan Gilbert and Christina Loucks.

  • Kays Branch News by Bee Spicer

    Fall has finally arrived along with the World Equestrian Games extravaganza, the University of Kentucky’s umpteenth loss to Florida and our theater season.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next Game: Away at East Jessamine.

    Kick off: 7:30 p.m.

    • The Jaguars defeated the Rebels 22-0 last year in Owenton. The visitors scored just one offensive touchdown but returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns to send them home with the win. One was a 79-yard pick six and the other went for 46 yards.

    • East Jessamine finished last season 4-7 last season and are off to a 4-1 record this year after defeating Western Hills 21-14 in Frankfort Friday night.

  • Sports Briefs

    OCHS Volleyball

    • The Lady Rebels volleyball team dropped its only match last week. Grant County defeated Owen County 25-16 and 25-22. The team will be back in action Thursday in Owenton against Heritage Academy. They will play at Williamstown Tuesday.

    OCHS Boys Soccer

    • The boys’ soccer team defeated the Kentucky School for the Deaf, 3-1, Sept. 13 in Owenton. They dropped contests to Danville, Mason County and Woodford County. The team will play at Henry County Thursday.