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Today's News

  • Champions once again

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  • Anniversary: Marsha and Gary Derringer

    Gary and Marsha Derringer celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19.. They were married in Marsha’s hometown, Junction City, Kansas, in 1972 and made their home in the Monterey area. Gary is retired from Peoples Bank & Trust Company, and Marsha is retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Their daughter, Mariah, is a junior at Owen County High.  Many family and friends joined them for a reception Sunday afternoon at the Monterey Baptist Church Education Building.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Dull weather makes for dull days

    We missed another big one over the weekend.
    All of Bill Meck’s dire predictions didn’t come to Owen County. It’s been a very strange winter, or lack of winter on the Branch, but we still have March to get through. I can remember 8 inches of snow on March 8 several years ago.

  • Cook named DAR Good Citizen

    By Susan U. Hampton
    Regent John Guill Chapter DAR

    Each year, the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high school seniors.  
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Tackle tough financial times together

    The recent economic recession has affected everyone’s bottom dollar.  With continued high unemployment rates and increasing gas prices and grocery bills, many couples have encountered serious financial hardships.  Learning how to work together during tough financial times is important for all couples, especially newlyweds.

  • Owen County District Court - Feb. 17, 2012

    Andrew Oliver, 1983, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, transferred to grand jury.
    Capital One Bank vs. Gregory Carlton, motion to transfer, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Timothy D. Moore, motion to answer interrogatories continued from Jan. 6.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Theresa Pullen, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Dell Financial Services LLP vs. Brian Renfro, motion for judgment, see order.
    Adair Family Apts. vs. Samuel Sharon, forcible detainer, dismissed, settled.

  • Owen County Historical Soceity: ‘Rebel Fight Song’ has roots in the 1950s

    “They always call our boys the Rebels
    They fight, fight to the end
    They can dribble fast or slow
    Give them the ball and just look at them go
    Hip Hip Hooray for Owen County Rebels
    They’re gonna win it tonight
    So give a great big cheer
    For the heroes of the year
    For Owen County High”

    For 60 years the Rebel Fight Song has reverberated from the walls of gymnasiums. For a few years less, it has echoed across baseball diamonds and football fields.

  • Poets share their art with public

    The Owen County Arts Council recently hosted its second poetry reading at the Wild Goose Cafe, bringing Owen County’s varied culture to literary fans of all ages.
    Joan Goderwis, a member of the Owen County Arts Council, said the idea for a poetry reading came from fellow council member Patty Petzinger.

  • Getting his stripes

    It is not often a basketball referee is cheered. Most of the time it is quite the opposite.
    Friday night in Owenton, one official got cheers and even a few hugs.
    Owen County native Robert ‘Buck’ Beverly officiated basketball in the Eighth Region for 10 years. When a health condition forced him to hang up his whistle and pick up a clipboard, he gladly accepted. Now instead of blowing his whistle on the court, he sits in the stands and evaluates those who make the calls on it.
    As an assistant evaluator of officials, Beverly has the chance to remain close to the game he loves so much.

  • Heartfelt support

    Approximately 400 people attended the Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs, helping to bring comfort to those families with a child suffering from a congenital heart defect.
    The biggest event of the year for God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., founder and chairperson Kathryn Columbia, said this year’s event raised nearly $9,000.