Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News: Bridge club celebrates member's 90th birthday

    It’s 29 degrees on the Branch this morning, but the weatherman says we’ll have a couple more days of pleasant weather before the bottom drops out of the thermometer.

  • Extension Service News: Extension celebrates 100 years of volunteers

    The organization of thriving communities is characterized by the mobilization of its volunteers. For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has been successful in recruiting, developing and retaining high quality volunteers of all ages.

  • MBMS girls off to good start

    It has been a fast start for the MBMS Lady Rebels on the basketball court. The 7th grade team is 5-0 so far this year while the 8th grade team has started the season by winning four of their first five games.

  • MBMS Rebels fall to Gallatin

    The MBMS Rebels took on Gallatin County last week. Both the 7th and 8th grade teams came up short against the Wildcats.
    In the 7th grade game, the Rebels fell behind 12-2 after the first quarter and could not recover as they lost 37-15. Jacob Osborne led the way with eight points while Tennyson Hensley finished with four. Jalen Spaulding rounded out the scoring by tossing in three points.

  • Messages from the pulpit: Nov. 12, 2014

    Monterey Baptist
    It was a privilege to recognize the veterans in our congregation today.  As the military medley played, the men stood while their branch’s song was being played.  
    Our deepest gratitude to Jim Bob Cook (Air Force), Joe Peters (Army), Gary Derringer (Army), Foster Smith (Army) and Melvin Miller (Army). We should never forget the sacrifice the men and women (past and present) have made so we could worship freely. May God bless you.   

  • Agriculture news briefs

    Owen County FSA to close for bill training
    The Owen County Farm Service Agency will be closed Nov. 17-19 for farm bill training.

  • Fright night
  • Liquor ordinance to allow Election Day sales

    Election Day sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed at restaurants if a county regulatory ordinance passes.
    The ordinance went before the Owen County Fiscal Court for its first reading Tuesday, Oct. 28.
    A second reading is set for Nov. 25.
    The ordinance will allow a restaurant with a license to sell alcoholic beverages during the hours the polls are open on any regular, local-option, special or primary election day.
    The ordinance will prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday.

  • Change comes to Owen County

    From the Owen County Judge-Executive’s office to the Owenton City Council, 2015 will bring major changes to the county’s political landscape.
    A total of 4,173 voters came out to the polls Tuesday.
    Democrat and District 2 Magistrate Casey Ellis defeated Republican Gary W. Minch for the county’s top seat.

  • Election 2014: County judge-executive's race

    Casey Ellis

    Family: Married to Misty Bourne Ellis; two children, Crosby Howard Ellis, 4, and Fiona Elaine Ellis, 1
    Current employment: Self-employed with Ellis Custom Home Builders