Today's News

  • Owenton's spring cleanup

    The City of Owenton is having a spring cleanup, which runs from Monday, May 2 until Saturday, May 14. City residents may bring unwanted items to the Owen County Transfer Station for disposal free of charge, with the exception of household garbage and no more than four passenger-car tires.

  • Owen County's history rich with storytellers

    In early Kentucky they were found in the widely-scattered frontier cabins. As towns sprang up, they congregated at trading posts and taverns. By the 19th and 20th centuries, they patronized the local general stores, and as communities expanded, storytelling became a delightful pastime for folks who were hungry to escape the hum-drum of everyday life.

  • Looking back | May 4, 2016

    1,270 names
    May 4, 2011 | 5 years ago

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since January was officially filed at the Owen county Clerk’s Office May 2.

    The petition, which included at least 200 more signatures than needed, was signed by “Citizens for Change and Growth.”

  • This Mother’s Day, give Mom something to brag about

    Three elderly ladies got together on Mother’s Day and were talking about how much their sons loved them.

    “My son brings me a huge bouquet of flowers every week, not just on Mother’s Day,” the first woman said. “He’s always bringing me to great restaurants, too. And if I so much as hint that I want something, he goes out and buys it.”

  • Real love is not just sweet feelings, it’s about forgiveness and adapting

    Note: On May 3, my husband and I will be married 41 years. I’ve adapted this column from 2009.

    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.

    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 41 years of marriage!

    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?

  • Local Church News | May 4, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study, youth Bible study and Rock Stars meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays.

    The next deacons’ meeting will be at 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). The men’s monthly fellowship will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

  • Rebels fall to Trimble County

    Weather played havoc with the Owen County baseball team last week.

    The Rebels were only able to get one game in and it took place on the road in Bedford Thursday evening. The contest against the Raiders was a back and forth game that saw Trimble County pull out the 5-4 win in their final at bat. Cameron McAnally struck out 14 Trimble County batters in the defeat.

    The loss dropped Owen County to 10-9 overall on the season.

  • Rain shortens Scott County meet

    The Owen County track team had a short night last Tuesday in Georgetown.

    The team traveled to take part in the Scott County All-Comers meet. Just a few events were completed before the meet was called due to inclement weather.

    Results included Makenzie Duncan finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles. The 4x800 meter relay team placed fourth. Allison Burford was seventh in the discus while Molly Gamble and Duncan tied for first in the high jump.

  • Lady Rebels defeat Gallatin

    The Owen County softball team was on the field twice last week. The Lady Rebels fell in one game and picked up a win in the other.

    Their first game came against Trimble County last Monday at home. The Lady Rebels were able to put six runs on the board but saw the Lady Raiders perform better at the plate winning 10-6. Baleigh Young collected three hits and drove in three runs. It was the fourth straight time Trimble County has defeated Owen County. The last win by the Lady Rebels came on May 15, 2013, when the Lady Rebels won 2-0 in Bedford.

  • Many assumptions about the tomato don’t always hold true

    Weekend Gardener

    “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.