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Today's News

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    In Nebraska this week, it’s colder than the North Pole, I read. In Florida, the temperatures dipped below freezing. Here in Kentucky, life lies dormant in the frozen ground covered by snow. The trees, naked, reach their thin arms toward the heavens like a forest of Holocaust victims pleading for help. It’s January, the duplicitous month, named for the two-faced Roman god Janus who looked backwards and forwards at the same time. 

  • Snowball blast

    When forecasters began predicting the first big snowfall of the season, the Owen County Road Department was prepared to work long hours to keep roads safe for traveling.

    Snow began falling early Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon Owen County Road Supervisor Greg Smoot and Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith set the snow emergency level at two.

  • Wainscott, Dauwe named homecoming queen and king
  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    It’s been quite awhile since I’ve submitted anything. A lot has happened since my last submission.

    As many of you already know by now, our family suffered another loss. On Christmas Day, we lost a very special member of our family. Vicki Atha will forever be in our hearts and will truly be missed by not only her family but by her community as well.

  • Kay’s Branch News By Bee Spicer

    Nobody can talk about anything but the cold weather. We had at least 5 inches of snow over a three-day period. Luckily John and I hauled two loads of wood to the lower porch before all this started, so I was ready.

  • Girls All “A” Classic Preview

    Where: Gallatin County High School

    When: Tuesday-Saturday

    • Owen County begins play in the tournament tonight against Trimble County. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Raiders 56-36 Dec. 8 at Trimble County. Jensen Wainscott and Rianna Gayheart each had 11 points while Samantha Toole tossed in 10.

    • Gallatin County is hosting the event after they claimed the championship last year in Owenton. The Lady Wildcats then lost in the quarterfinals in Richmond.

  • Go Speed Racer

    Owen County’s 6-year-old Donnie Holleran has been racing go-karts since he was 4, and he is already receiving attention for his talent.

    Donnie, who is the son of Don and Adella Holleran, decided he wanted to race while watching the Daytona 500 on television with his dad.

  • Historical Society News

    T. S. Elliot once wrote: “ For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

    Making a new beginning is what each new year offers to all of us. A blank page on which to record the daily joys, sorrows, mistakes, and accomplishments that define us as individuals.

    As we reflect on the past year, the Owen County Historical Society has much for which to be thankful.

  • Deadlines set for farm programs

    The end of the year is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • Well-known minister steps down from First Christian

    Jokes were made, tears were shed and stories were told Dec. 30 at Owenton First Christian Church when pastor Bill Watson and his wife, Brenda, sat before a crowd of friends and well-wishers.

    The church held a dinner and celebration in honor of Watson’s retirement after nine and a half years as pastor.

    Watson, who began preaching at Owenton First Christian Church in June 2000, said the members of the church quickly became family to him.