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Today's News

  • Carroll honors Owen’s top chefs

    State Senator Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, stopped by Owen County High School Sept. 17 to serve up a few congratulatory remarks for the school’s statewide junior chef champions.
    The Cuisine Rebels culinary team won the second annual Kentucky Proud Junior Chef Competition during this year’s Kentucky State Fair.
    The team consists of Carley Bennett, Morgan Woodyard, Kadee Carter, Hailey Chappell and Cannon Goodrich.
    The team was coached by OCHS teacher Kim Webster.
    The team’s winning dish was a potato-crusted bacon cheeseburger quiche.

  • Monterey ready to welcome home everyone for fair

    Every two years friends and family gather in Monterey for a homecoming with a purpose.
    Since its inception in 1976, the money raised at the Monterey Homecoming Fair has gone toward maintaining the Monterey City Park.
    The legacy of financial support along with the promise of a fun-filled day is expected to bring a crowd back to the river city again this year.
    The Monterey Fair will be held Oct. 4 with a variety of vendors, events and entertainment.

  • Cheerleaders look to return to tournament

    As the Owen County High School Cheerleading Squad gets ready to compete this year, the team has unveiled two special projects that will help them make their way back to the state tournament.
    Coach Jenna Gray said the group would be hosting a special elementary cheerleading camp Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, which will feature a special performance at the end of the week.
    This year, the squad has launched a new fund-raising project. The group is partnering to open at team spirit shop on-line featuring Owen County High School Rebel wear.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Hanging may be better than political talk

    Buffalo traces wound through dense forests leading settlers to a new land. The proximity to the Kentucky River, an abundance of clear creeks and the rolling hills of Owen County gave promise to these early pioneers of an agrarian paradise.
    The area known today as Lusby’s Mill appealed to the Cobb, Clifton, Perkins and Osborne families and they were among the first to create a thriving Owen County community in the 1790s.

  • In service

    Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Williams, from Owenton, moves crates of tomatoes during a replenishment at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
     

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 19, 2014

    Nathan Fitzgerald, 1984, flagrant non-support, appointed public attorney, continued to Oct. 17.
    Marvin B. Keith, 1986, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, stipulated probable cause, dismissed.
    Melanie Dawn Marlow vs. Marvin Bryan Keith, motion for contempt continued from Sept. 5, penalty six months, conditionally discharged.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 19, 2014

    Nathan Fitzgerald, 1984, flagrant non-support, appointed public attorney, continued to Oct. 17.
    Marvin B. Keith, 1986, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, stipulated probable cause, dismissed.
    Melanie Dawn Marlow vs. Marvin Bryan Keith, motion for contempt continued from Sept. 5, penalty six months, conditionally discharged.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Hope for the best but plan for the worst

    This column will probably not make any sense.
    I was hoping to get through early before Ray and Wanda got here but that just didn’t happen.  I hired them earlier in the month to come and strip the paper off the stairwell and paint it. They got here at 8:15 a.m. I can’t keep myself from jumping up every few minutes and trying to help. My computer sits in the kitchen about 20 feet from the stairs going to the basement.

  • Jones family holds reunion

    The James reunion was held Aug. 31 at General Butler State Park in Carrollton.
    Despite impending weather, our attendance was the highest we’ve had in several years. There were 106 people in attendance. Following a wonderful day of fellowship and delicious food, everyone departed looking forward to next year at the same time.

  • Owen Co. Adult Learning Center to offer free GED practice tests for limited time

    The See for Free program can  help students pass the GED test
    From Sept. 22 to Oct. 3, the Owen County Adult Learning Center is giving away free GED practice tests to all students who come into the center. Students who take GED Ready can see for free:
    • If they’re ready to pass the GED test
    • The skills they need to work on to pass the test
    • A personalized study plan detailing pages and chapters to study in their favorite study books