Today's News

  • The value of a dollar during the 19th and 20th centuries

    Before coins and paper money were used as a means of exchange, bartering for goods was a common practice on the American frontier. This practice continued in rural Kentucky into the 20th century when local hucksters would trade staples for anything from chickens, eggs, freshly caught fish or a fine snapping turtle.
    Bartering dates back to 6,000 BC when tribes introduced it in Mesopotamia. The Babylonians developed an improved bartering system and exchanged goods for food, tea, weapons, and spices. At times, human skulls were bartered as well.

  • LOOKING BACK | Sept. 28, 2016

    Sept. 29, 1966
    50 years ago
    Rebel win could start road back, big night planned for Scott County

    Owen County High School football fans are going to back their Rebels “no matter what” if preparations for Friday night’s contest with Scoot County are any indication. “1000 FAN NIGHT” is the billing for Friday’s 8 o’clock contest.

  • Monterey gets spruced up for homecoming fair

    This week it’s all about The Monterey Fair. Its been in the planning stage for some time but the work really started this week, and I mean work.
    The first of last week Noel Thomas, Barbara, Ray and Wanda started the work of cleaning up the fence rows, edging the sidewalks, using a chain saw on some stuff, weed eating, blowing debris into piles to be shoveled into trucks, cleaning the bank building for the history display, etc.

  • No-burn seasons begins Saturday, ends in December

    Submitted by David Lilly, Owenton Assistant Fire Chief

    Even though we have had some precipitation it does not 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 Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the no-burn season will start Saturday, Oct. 1 and last until Thursday,  Dec. 15. During that time you must not burn within 150-feet of a woodland or procure someone to burn for you.  

  • Community Events | Sept. 28, 2016

    Blood drive coming to OCHS
    Area residents are invited to be life-savers at the upcoming Kentucky Blood Center blood drive at Owen County High School from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, in the upper level gym. The event is sponsored by the National Honor Society.

  • At The Library | Sept. 28, 2016

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Needle Felted Pumpkins
    Learn the basics of needle felting by making a small pumpkin that will look right at home with your fall decor or thrill a friend as a gift of the season. All supplies included, but space is limited, so call to register at (502) 484-3450. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Adult Exercise

  • Owen Co. girl’s golf team dominates NCKC tournament

    The Owen County girl’s golf team once again rules the NCKC.
    For the fifth straight year, the Lady Rebels dominated the NCKC Tournament. The team posted a score of 331 which was 29 shots better than Henry County who finished second. The tournament was held at Sugar Bay Golf Course in Warsaw. It was the seventh time in the last eight years the Lady Rebels have won the event.

  • Rebels Rout Wildcats

    Through the first three weeks of the season the Owen County offense struggled to get things working. Last week they put 42 points on the board in winning at home. Then they went on the road to Newport.
    The Rebels found their rhythm on Friday night as they lit up the scoreboard against Newport winning 64-36. It is the most points scored by an Owen County team since they scored 59 points on back-to-back weeks in 2012. In 2007, the Rebels only scored 74 points for the entire season.

  • Volleyball team closing in on milestone

    The Owen County volleyball team has won 16 matches so far this season. As they head down the stretch of the regular season they have a chance to make school history. The Lady Rebels won 21 matches in 2011. Counting the match the team played last night, Owen County has six matches left on the season. A win in each of them would guarantee the most wins in school history.

  • Rebels’ soccer team still in search of a win

    The Owen County Rebels are still in search of their first win of the 2016 season.
    The Rebels dropped three, district matches last week as they fell to Gallatin County, Henry County and Carroll County.
    On Monday night the team hosted Gallatin County and dropped a 2-1 decision. Zach Perkins scored his first goal of the season for the Rebels while Cody Dempsey picked up the assist. The next night, the team travelled to Henry County and lost 3-1. Brandon New scored his second goal of the year with Riley Montague assisting.