Today's News

  • Community Events

    Arts and crafts sessions held in Monterey
    Arts and crafts sessions are being held 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Monterey Community Center.

    Owen Democrats to meet Thursday
    The Owen County Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Owen County Public Library. The focus of the meeting will be the upcoming election. Yard signs and bumper stickers will be available for  distribution. For more information, contact Debra Gash at debragash@gmail.com

  • Agricultural program approved for Owen

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $300,000 in Owen County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program at its June business meeting. The Owen County Farm Bureau submitted a proposal to the Owen County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.
    CAIP is designed to provide farmers with incentives to allow them to improve and diversify their current production practices.

  • Working on the water

    It didn’t take Rosa long to catch the smell of human blood.
    Before she and the other potential rescuers moved into the search area, Rosa was reacting to the scent.
    Intently looking out at the water at Elmer Davis Lake, Rosa, a 7-year-old German shepherd, sniffed and offered her owner some clues that what they were searching for was near.
    Rosa spotted a piece of debris with slight blood spatters and immediately lead her owner to the site.

  • Natlee Slatin Road bridge to be replaced

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that Owen County Fiscal Court will receive $116,300 in county road aid emergency funds.
    This funds will be used for a bridge replacement and approaches on Natlee Slatin Road.
    The road serves several residences in Owen County. The repairs will make it safer for cars, school buses and other vehicles.
    “This project is an example of the cabinet’s commitment to provide a solid infrastructure in Owen County and across the Commonwealth,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said in a statement.

  • Library board sets tax rate

    The Owen County Public Library Board recently met with a financial advisor and subsequently voted to levy its tax rates at the compensating level, which means it will not be taking any additional tax revenue.
    The district’s real estate rate will be 11.5 and tangible or personal property, aircraft and water-craft at 20.0.
    The property tax rate certifies that 11.5 cents per $100 of assessed value of real property and 20.0 cents per $100 of assessed personal property will be paid to the library district.

  • Gratz bank robbers found guilty

  • MRSA cases triggers closure of field house

    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said a new field house is a much-needed facility after some students in the district contracted MRSA while using the Cochran Building.
    District sports teams have been utilizing the old Maurice Bowling Middle School cafeteria since the infections were brought to Raleigh’s attention.

  • Church News for Aug. 17, 2011

    Beech Grove Baptist
    We were pleased to have Bro. Steve Miller deliver our morning and evening sermons. He reminded us that we each have an adversary, the Devil. We need to be prepared to overcome. Pray for each other, read God’s word and keep our eyes on the Lord.
    Pray for our sick: Charles and Joyce Lilly, Lucy Jacobs and Marvin Burford.
    You are welcome to come and join in with us at Beech Grove. Praise the Lord this week.

    Elk Lick Baptist

  • Rebels ready to roll

    Friday night is for real.
    After a successful dress rehearsal in Shelbyville, the Rebels are ready to start the regular season. Owen County defeated Shelby County, 20-7, in a scrimmage Friday night.
    Chris Day, Paul Banks and Sawyer Williams each scored in the win.
    Despite being a scrimmage, Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler was especially excited about the win. Before coming to Owen County, Fowler coached at Shelby County.

  • Volleyball team starts off strong

    The 2010 volleyball season was one for the record books at Owen County High School.
    The team won 19 matches, including the Eighth Region All “A” Classic. Still the season ended on somewhat of a down note when the Lady Rebels lost in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament.
    Getting off to a good start in 2011 was important. The team did that Thursday in Owenton when they hosted Eminence.
    Owen County defeated the visitors, 25-21 and 25-15, to pick up win No. 1 of the new season.