Today's News

  • Baker named Paul Harris Fellow

    Owenton Postmaster Darla Baker was  recently named a Paul Harris Fellow by Owenton Rotary Club President Tom Olds on behalf of the club.
    The award was named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.

  • Church News for May 4, 2011

    Elk Lick Baptist
    Tod Woodyard, Lashanda Fitzgerald and Bonnie Woodyard sang “Drinking From My Saucer.” Tod Woodyard and children sang “I Was There When It Happened.”
    Bro. Scotty McDowell is our pastor for revival. His sermon was on St. John 5:1-9 -- “Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?”

  • Wild weekend at Western Hills

    The Owen County High School softball team spent the weekend in Frankfort. The team took part in the Western Hills Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Lady Rebels dropped a pair of games while picking up one win.
    The team began the tournament Friday night when they took on the top-ranked team from the 10th Region, George Rogers Clark.
    After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the Lady Rebels’ defense let them down, putting them in a 5-2 hole. The Lady Rebels got a run in the seventh, but it was not enough as they lost, 5-3.

  • Track team still busting records

    The sun came out Saturday and the Owen County track teams took advantage.
    The boys and the girls competed at the Grant County Invitational and both teams came home with third-place finishes. Owen County set six new school records Saturday. Five were set by the boys and one by the girls.
    The girls’ record was set by Kaylynn Workman who finished sixth overall in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.67. Haley Decandia finished eighth.

  • Rebels string together three straight wins for the first time since 2009

    The Owen County Rebels took advantage of the sunshine Friday and Saturday. The team hosted the Owen County Invitational that included Lloyd, Frankfort and Williamstown.
    The Rebels opened the weekend Friday by taking on the Juggernauts from Lloyd.
    Owen County won the game, 6-5.
    The win avenged a 5-2 loss to Lloyd back in March.
    Also Friday, Frankfort slipped by Williamstown, 7-6.
    Saturday, Owen County won another one-run contest as they defeated Williamstown, 4-3, and they pounded Frankfort, 12-2, in five innings.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Life continues along the Branch

    I thought the top of the news tonight would be “Everybody on the Branch got out their mowers and got their yards mowed.” I turned on the 11 o’clock news to see David Gregory announcing that Osama Bin Laden is dead.
    After all this time and all the changes in our lifestyle in the U.S. the past 10 years, all the death and destruction that has been caused in his name, what happens now? Will another bogeyman arise to take his place? Will we just turn to Libya’s Gadaffi to be the new bogeyman to take his place? Who knows.

  • Monterey Matters: Spring painting job gets smeared

    Some friend I am. Even though I did call Theresa April 26 to wish her a happy birthday, I forgot to mention it as I was talking about our recent trip to Michigan. I hope you can forgive me, Theresa, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday. We are going to have to get together soon so that I can at least take you to lunch.
    Theresa called me Sunday with some very sad news. Her cousin, Tristan Giles, suddenly passed away last Saturday. He was 25.
    Tristan was her Uncle Gene’s son. He lived in Sharpsburg, which I think is near Mount Sterling.

  • Owen County District Court

    April 29, 2011

    Mildred P. Beck, 1970, operating on a suspend or revoked operator’s license, operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to May 13.
    Earl Carpenter, 1981, second-degree assault, second-degree robbery, pleaded not guilty, continued to May 6.
    John M. Daugherty, 1962, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to May 10.

  • County Clerk's Corner: Tax and voting deadlines approach

    It’s no surprise to anyone who has spent time in and around the county clerk’s office that the clerk and staff have been busy. We are preparing for both the Primary Election May 17, 2011, and for the Delinquent Real Estate Tax Bill Sale.
    On May 17, voters will go to the polls to vote on candidates for the state offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, and State Treasurer.

  • Letter to the editor: Is there no better answer than war?

    If some were disappointed in my less than patriotic reaction to the death of bin Laden, I ask you to remember that I am 80 years old. I had just turned 11 when the Japanese had the effrontery to attack the sleeping giant and forced Roosevelt to declare war on the Axis.
    I lived with our news media — at the time, the movies — vilify the Japanese race, put Japanese Americans in internment camps and confiscate their property. Now the Japanese are our best buddies and own most of America.