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Today's News

  • Owen teams having strong seasons and setting records along the way

    The 2009 track season has been a successful one for both the boys’ and girls’ teams.

    So far this year, the boys have set seven school records while the girls have set eight new ones. Both teams took part last week in a pair of events – Shelby County High School on Thursday night and Grant County High School Saturday.

    Both teams were at the Shelby County Invitational and both captured the team titles.

    The boys got a strong performance from Clayton Cook, who set a school record with his fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles.

  • City looks to adopt policy on abandoned homes

    Where a home once stood in Monterey now lies a pile of rubble on abandoned property, and Monterey Mayor Dennis Atha is determined to clean up the mess.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court and Atha are currently working together on an interlocal agreement, which would enforce Owen County’s nuisance ordinance within the City of Monterey.

    The property became abandoned after a fire left the home in shambles. The property is located at 365 Taylor Street in Moterey.

  • Owen County track team runs in All “A” Classic meet

     The Owen County track teams took part in a pair of meets last week.

    The first was at Walton before heading to Danville Friday for the All “A” Classic.

    At the Walton-Verona Tri Meet, the Rebels competed against both Grant County and Walton.

  • Softball team finds silver lining

    A stormy week that began with a severe thunderstorm ended with sunshine and a win for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    Last week began with the team traveling to New Castle for a game with Henry County. Instead of playing softball, the two teams rode out a storm that included a funnel cloud that passed near the school. No damage was done and the team was able to return home safely.

    The next day, the team  saw another rainout as the game with Carroll County was postponed.

  • Owen football players raising money for trip

    The game of football is largely an American sport. One would not think about playing the game in Australia. But for two Owen County High School students, that is exactly what they are going to get the chance to do.

    Keith Arutoff and Tyler Williams both are going to Australia to represent Kentucky in the Down Under Bowl. The game is the largest American Football Championship Tournament held outside the United States. The games have been played since 1989.

  • Championship event to bring thousands to Owen County

    Owen County has often been recognized for its beautiful landscape, its number of skilled craftsmen, and a strong sense of community. However, this summer Owen County will be recognized on a worldwide level when the U.S. Open Sporting Clay Championship takes place at Elk Creek Hunt Club.

    The U.S. Open is the second largest sporting clay event in the world. More than 1,000 shooters from all over the world are expected to compete in the event, which takes place June 23-28.

    Elk Creek Hunt Club Manager Gary Kathman said planning the event has been a two-year process.

  • Market to reopen with some surprises

    For many farmers and vendors in Owen County, the return of spring also means the return of the Owen County Farmers’ Market.

    This year, over 20 vendors are expected to take part in the market, which makes its home on the grounds of the Owen County Courthouse.

    Opening day for the market will be May 8 with hours from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    The hours will remain the same throughout this year’s market.

  • Back after break

    It sure did not feel like spring for much of last week. It was, however, spring break in Owen County and with the break came some rest from playing games for much of the week.

    The softball team was off all last week and was not scheduled to return to action until Monday when they traveled to Henry County.

    The girls also were scheduled to host Carroll County last night before hosting Gallatin County Wednesday night in a make-up game from an earlier rainout.

  • Mayor wants inmates to help clean up the streets of Owenton

    Spring has sprung in the city of Owenton and Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier is making plans for spring cleaning.

    At the April 7 meeting of the Owenton City Council, Wotier announced plans for several things he would like to see done over the next few months.

    Wotier said he would like to bring in volunteer help from the Carroll County Detention Center to assist with a street cleanup.

  • Library welcomes author Berry for celebration

    Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert keeps a busy schedule in order to make sure adults and children alike get the best use of the library.

    It’s National Library Week, a week that the library staff will use to get to know library patrons better, and a week to demonstrate how they serve the community.

    Tuesday, the library hosted a meet-and-greet for the community.

    “We wanted to be able to show the community exactly what all it is we do here,” Nippert said.