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Today's News

  • 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.   

  • 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

  • Election 2014: Sheriff's race

    Mark Bess

  • Election 2014: Property Valulation Administrator

    Troy Bramblett

  • Election 2014: Magistrate, 2nd district

    Stuart Bowling

  • 1 killed in Saturday morning crash

    Police say alcohol was a factor in a wreck that claimed the life of an Owen County man during the early morning hours Saturday.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Osborne said the accident occurred at 1:20 a.m. Saturday around the 2050 block of Fortner Ridge Road.
    According to Osborne, Charles E. Corbin II, 39, of 7955 Hwy. 22 E., was traveling west on Fortner Ridge Road when he rounded a curve and lost control of his vehicle.
    Osborne said Corbin crashed into some trees and was partially entrapped in his vehicle.

  • OCHS Civics Club to host debate

    The Owen County High School Civics Club will get a lesson in politics Thursday when they host the 2014 General Election candidate’s debate.
    The debate will begin at 6 p.m., but those attending also will get to meet with candidates beforehand at 5:30 p.m.
    The debate’s moderator, student and Civics Club President Connor Chancery, said candidates will have booths set up and refreshments will be provided for the meet-and-greet portion of the event.
    Fellow club member Veronica Chisholm will help moderate.