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Today's News

  • Owen District Court | September 27, 2017

    Phillip William Allen, 1973, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, pleaded guilty, 90 days concurrent with Boone County time, credit any time served; one headlight, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, merge.
    Aimee Chandler, 1975, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving on a DUI suspended license, continued to Nov. 3.
    Roderick Deitz, 1979, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., pretrial conference Nov. 3.

  • Horses contributed to America’s success

    His name was Topsy. During the summers of the 1920s, he would faithfully plod across Cedar Creek carrying a little girl to her cousin’s playhouse by an old sycamore tree. Munching on the lush green foliage along the creek he would patiently wait for his charge’s signal to make the return trip home.
    As time marched on, Topsy would deliver his owner,  Margaret Alice Karsner, to school or take her on amazing adventures galloping across the fields of her Monterey farm.

  • Looking Back | September 27, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 26, 2012

    Monterey residents prepare for the fair Oct. 5

  • Two area restaurants targeted by scammers

    The phone rings during Farmhouse Grill’s busiest time of day. As an employee picks up the phone, they can hear someone saying the restaurant needs to pay their electricity bill before it’s shut off. Although the restaurant has already paid the bill for the previous month, they continue to listen as the caller explains how the payment may not have been processed.

  • Group raising money to rebuild structure for historic sign

    Nearly five months have passed since Old Cedar Baptist Church Pastor James Bondurant announced the church’s decision to demolish the four-plane airplane hangar built by well-known Owen County native Harry Clark Karsner.
    Karsner, a former Owen County magistrate, a director of First National Bank and appointed state aeronautics commissioner, built the hangar upon his return to Monterey in 1946 following a stint as a flight instructor at California’s Ryan’s School of Aeronautics during World War II.

  • Fiscal court reviews library tax rates

    Beginning their new fiscal year, the Owen County Public Library presented their tax rate information as well as a library update to the Owen County Fiscal Court during the court’s Sept. 12, meeting.
    The library board voted to accept the compensating rate, lowering the rate for real property from 11.1 to 11 cents per $100 of assessed value, according to library director Jennifer Chancery.
    While the fiscal court does not approve the library or other special taxing district’s tax rates, the court must review the rates once set.

  • CKC Festival set to return Saturday

    For over 20 years, Greene’s Country Crafts has provided an assortment of handmade items for the home to customers across Kentucky and the nation from a quaint shop located behind Melvin Greene’s Seminary Street residence.
    Greene and his family have run the store that specializes in creating unique primitive décor. With their experience in creating things and selling them, the Greenes have had many opportunities to travel and set up booths at multiple festivals or markets to sell their wares.

  • Bush retires from board of elections
  • Community Events | September 20. 2017

    Beverly/Bruce reunion set for Sunday

    The Beverly/Bruce reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lockport Methodist Church. The potluck lunch will begin around 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited. For more information, call Wanda Browning at (502) 930-8103.
    Soil Conservation meeting date changed
    The Owen County Soil Conservation meeting has been changed to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    Wright-James reunion will be Sept. 30

  • Brothers fought and died alongside one another in War of 1812

    His slender long-fingered hands rest atop a cane. Yet, the stately white-haired gentleman in the picture sits erect, and his finely chiseled features reflect a strength that seems to deny his frailty or the need for a walking stick.
    The handwritten caption below the picture identified the Owen countian as “Uncle George 98 years,” and this image of George S. Forsee has become a treasured piece of Owen County history.