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Today's News

  • Georgia: On her mind

    Those of us in the Class of ‘63 are celebrating a significant birthday this year, the one that ends in 5. We represent the last whimper of the war babies, conceived with rationed gas and sugar stamps or on a desperate furlough when it seemed the war would never end.

    Next year the first line of Baby Boomers descend on Medicare, and the whole world will pause to pontificate. The cover of Time magazine will announce the beginning of a new era, “60 Minutes” will reflect, and the Internet will explode with stories from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • General Assembly should have gotten a budget deal passed

    I’ve written a lot of columns and editorials in my time but this is the first time I’ve ever quoted Otto von Bismarck, the German politician from the 19th century.

    “Politics is the art of the possible,” Bismarck once said.

    The 2010 Kentucky General Assembly ended its regular session last week without doing the single-most important thing it is supposed to accomplish – get a state budget passed.

    Now, the legislators will be called back into session later this summer to pass a compromise bill.

  • Owen Co. author offers insight into Mary as a mother

    A local author hopes to shed some light on Mary, the mother of Jesus, in her first novel, “Jesus My Son: Mary’s Journal of Jesus’ Early Life.”

    Owen County native Mary Bailey said the focus of this book is on Mary as a loving and caring mother to her son Jesus.

    “I’ve done a lot of research on Mary’s life and I wanted to capture what she, as a mother, would go through,” Bailey said. “I think this approach will appeal to a lot of people because so little is really known about her day-to-day life.”

  • Track team turns in strong showing at Grant Co. meet

    The Owen County High School track team competed last week at the Grant County All-Comers meet in Crittenden. Several members of the team performed well.

    Top performers on the girls’ side included Danielle Hoop finishing first in the 400-meter dash and fourth in both the 800- and 1600-meter. Haley Decandia ran to a 10th-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles and earned a sixth-place finish in the high jump. Kelsey Johnson finished 11th in the 100-meter hurdles and the discus while Kystal Webster placed ninth in the shot put.

  • Another Rebel to play college football

    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler recently had the privilege to watch another one of his players sign to play football at the next level.

    Daniel Dauwe and his family joined members of the coaching staff in the Owen County High School Library to sign with the University of the Cumberlands.

    Last year, the Patriots finished 9-2 and captured the Mid-South Conference East Division title for the third-straight season. They finished the year ranked No. 10 in the NAIA.

  • Annual golf event honors public servant while raising money for organ donation

    Every spring, as the flowers begin to bloom and the temperatures warm up, golfers gather in Owen County to celebrate life.

    The 11th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble was held Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. Twenty-five teams took part in the event that raises money to support the Trust for Life’s Satterwhite Recipients Assistance Fund and the Owen County Senior Citizen’s Activity Fund. 

  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. The weather was great, especially Good Friday and Sunday. Saturday was a little windy but later turned out to be an OK day as well. I did get a chance to enjoy some of it on Friday at least. As I mentioned last week, Lee was scheduled for surgery on Friday. We ended up having to be there at 5:30, so needless to say, there was no sleeping in for me that day. That’s OK. At least everything went well for him and I am happy for that. Glad I was able to go with him.

  • Ex-school bookkeeper sentenced

    Jennifer Bishop, a former Owen County Primary School bookkeeper, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by unlawful taking.

    Bishop was indicted March 9 by the Owen County grand jury. According to the indictment, she took more than $500 from the Owen County school district.

    Bishop was arraigned on the same date and a $5,000 unsecured bond was set.

     Kentucky State Police Detective Steve Goodale said the charges were brought after a routine audit.

  • Number of registered Owen County voters drops

    As the deadline a registering to vote looms just days away, the number of registered voters in Owen County is at its lowest in two years.

    In March 2008, 7,639 Owen County residents were registered to vote and 7,716 were registered in 2009. As of March 16, 2010, only 7,436 Owen County residents were registered to vote.

    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said reasons for the decline in number of registered voters vary.

  • Owenton mayor reflects on the state of the city

    According to Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier, vision, opportunity and progress are the main things the City of Owenton needs to focus on in order to move the city forward.

    Wotier gave his annual state of the city address Thursday during an Owen County Chamber of Commerce meeting held at the Smith House restaurant.