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Today's News

  • Extension service news: Make better drink choices

    Most of us realize the importance of keeping sugars and fats to a minimum in our diets, but often we only apply that to the foods we eat.
    The types of drinks we are consuming could be adding empty calories and causing us to gain extra pounds. Consider this: a medium full-fat mocha adds 400 calories to your diet while a 20-ounce soda, on average, contains has 250 calories and a fruit drink adds 230 calories. Many times, these are extra calories we haven’t accounted for, and as a result, they could easily push us over our daily calorie limit and cause us to gain weight.

  • Owen Republicans to welcome young speakers to meeting

    The Owen County Republican Party meeting will be held Aug. 20 at the Smith House. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
    The meeting will feature two special home-schooled students who will be speaking: speakers:

  • Smith family holds reunion

    The descendants of Wilford and Leathie Smith met at the home of their daughter Naomi on June 23, for the 24th family reunion.
    Family started arriving about 10:30 a.m. and continued till after church. Everyone came with dishes in hand and the table was filled with delicious food. About 1:15 p.m. they had prayer and then started filling their plates.

  • 4-H youth development: Next stop, Cloverville

    It’s that time again.
    The 2013 Kentucky State Fair is getting ready to start, running from Aug. 15 through 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
    While some people love state fair for the country ham samples or the midway, 4-Hers love it for Cloverville.
    Cloverville, located in the West Hall, is where you will find the skills and talents of 4-Hers from across the state on display and competing for championship honors.

  • Monterey resident to take part in Frankfort art fair

    Dara Carlisle from Monterey will participate in the second annual Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall fair on Labor Day weekend, Aug.31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Carlisle will join over 50 juried artists and craftspeople who will be selling their works in tents scattered throughout the four-acre garden at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on the Kentucky River in downtown Frankfort, 202 Wilkinson Street Admission is $3 each day.

  • Fall season to get going

    The fall sports season will be getting under way in earnest over the next two weeks.
    Several teams will get things started later this week.
    The volleyball team will be action Aug. 20 as they begin the season at Trimble County. The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Rebels both times the two teams met last season.

  • Boys’ golf team finishes second at Beechwood

    The Owen County High School boys’ golf team teed off the 2013 season last week.
    The Rebels traveled to take part in the Beechwood Invitational.
    They would finish second overall with a team score of 330, behind only Newport Central Catholic, which shot 319 as a squad.
    OCHS Sophomore Cole Hamilton had the low round for the Rebels by shooting an 80. Rebel freshman Jordan Prather shot 81; junior Justin Trusty fired 83; senior Matt Atkins shot 86; and freshman Austin Fitzgerald posted an 89.

  • Lady Rebels golf team gets back on course

    The Owen County High School girls’ golf team is off and running on the 2013 season.
    The team has already played in three events away from home and hosted another to begin the year.
    The Lady Rebels, once again under the direction of David Wainscott, are looking to defend the Eighth Region All ‘A’ championship from last year as well as their Sixth Region title.
    They will have to do it at least for a while without the services of  junior Kennedi Dermon, who is unable to play due to an injury at this time.

  • Additional bus routes

    Editor’s note: Due to a clerical error, the last page of Owen County bus routes were not published.

    Bus #34, driver Kristina Estep – Hwy. 355 at Glennwood Hall post office to Hwy. 325 to Hwy. 1669 and Ball Ridge Road, Sharon Glass Road, Hwy. 325 Big Twin to Hwy. 227 Cull Road to Hwy. 22.

    Bus #35, driver Patsy Ball – Hwy. 22 from county line to Eagle View Estates, Hwy. 845 to Keith Road to Pleasant Ridge Church, Agee Road, Vance O’Banion, Lyons Lane, Eden Shale Road and O’Banion Lane.

  • Smooth Sale-ing

    Owen countians welcomed thousands of visitors through the community last week when the annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale took place. The event, dubbed the longest yard sale in the world, stretches nearly 700 miles from Alabama to Michigan.