Today's News

  • Community events

    Lusby’s Mill annual reunion to be held Oct. 4
    The annual Lusby’s Mill reunion will be held Saturday at the farm of Ron and Linda Wainscott at Corinth. There will be a potluck lunch served at around 12:30-1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
    For more information, call Ron at 502-803-1157.

  • Monterey residents invite everyone back for homecoming and fair

    Everyone is invited to come home to Monterey as the annual Monterey Homecoming Fair returns Saturday.
    Robin Gentry, one of the organizers and a life-long resident of Monterey, said although she is new to the process of organizing the event, it has always held a special place in her heart.
    “It’s a wonderful day,” Gentry said. “It’s a chance to show the young people here what kind of place we live in and enjoy some of the things we did when I was younger.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Flooding would bring county to standstill

    “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.”
    This was a common phrase used by folks in Kentucky. It referred to the belief that the Lord was in charge, and barring unforeseen circumstances such as rising creek waters, one would go ahead with their plans.
    This adage was particularly applicable to early settlers in Owen County who made their homes near the numerous creeks in the area.
    When heavy rains flooded the waterways, most folks were unable to cross at the creek fords and travel came to a standstill.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 26, 2014

    Matthew Bowling, 1991, third-degree terroristic threatening, harassing communications, continued arraignment set for Oct. 3.
    Opall Hall, 1993, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3, appointed public defender.
    Arbia T. Phillips Jr., 1987, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3.
    Leanne Renfro, 1981, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 23, 2014

    Regina Brackin, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, continued to Oct. 7.
    Bryan P. Briede, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, adopted plea agreement.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of heroin, complicity drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, continued to Oct. 7.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to get ready for winter as calendar turns

    I surprised myself when I started to type the date on the top of the page - the 10th month. It will be October when this is published. Only three months left in this year.
    We have been emerged in refurbishing the woodshed, preparing for wood, working in wood and hauling it and stacking it for two months and didn’t notice how time was slipping away.
    Ray and Wanda came, did their work and have departed. I now have newly painted walls and ceiling in the stairwell and they did the hall ceiling while they were at it.

  • No burn laws in effect from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

    Even through we have had some precipitation, it doesn’t take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    We need all Owen County residents to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry the no-burn seasons starts Oct.1 and goes through Dec. 15.

  • Rebel golfers take NCKC titles: Lady Rebels win by the numbers

    When the NCKC Tournament teed up on Sept. 24 at Sugar Bay Golf Course,  Owen County High School Head Girls Golf Coach David Wainscott had a number in mind. He thought if his team could shoot a team score of 340, they had a great shot at winning.
    The Lady Rebels were 13 shots better than their coach’s number and it was a good thing.
    The Owen County team fired a score of 327 to defeat the Henry County High School team which shot 335 to win its third-straight NCKC title.
    It was their fifth title in the last six years.

  • Rebel golfers take NCKC titles: Trusty leads the way for Owen boys

    After finishing second in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic to Carroll County High School, the Owen County High School boys golf team had something to prove last week when they teed off at the NCKC Tournament in Warsaw.
    The Rebels made their point.
    Justin Trusty shot 71 to lead Owen County as the Rebels bested Carroll County by 18 shots as they brought home their third NCKC title under the head coach Kevin Webster.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Next game - at home vs. Walton-Verona, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Rebels lost 50-21 last year in Verona.
    • Rebels are 1-2 all-time against the Bearcats. The 27-6 victory came in 2011.
    • In their first six seasons of varsity football, the Bearcats have had four winning seasons.
    • Walton-Verona has won at least one playoff game in three of the last four years.
    • The Bearcats are coached by Jeff Barth, who carries a  42-22 in six seasons at the helm.