Today's News

  • New Liberty Baptist marks 210 years of service to community

    For some members of New Liberty Baptist Church, this weekend’s 210th anniversary isn’t just another special event. It’s a time to look back at an institution that goes back generations into Owen County history.
    “We are called the mother church of 10 other churches in Owen County,” Betty Lusby, one of the organizers of this weekend’s celebration, said. “Eight of those churches are still in operation today.”

  • County strikes deal with state on highway

    Following a recent Owen County Fiscal Court meeting, Old Monterey Road will become a state maintained road.
    The fiscal court adopted a resolution at its Sept. 13 meeting which approved a rural secondary program agreement between the court and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the state and counties periodically exchange roads.
    “They evaluate them, and ones that are high traffic areas they will often take over,” Keith said.
    A second reading was held amending the 2011-12 county budget.

  • Tip triggers child pornography charges

    A Worthville man was recently indicted after an anonymous tip led state police to find hundreds of pictures of young children involved in sex acts and a video of an underage family member.
    According to court documents, at approximately 3:09 p.m. on Aug. 19, an anonymous caller contacted Kentucky State Police Post 5 and reported that a laptop was on the handrail of a porch at the home of Alan D. Plowman, 51.

  • Sports briefs

    Boys Soccer
    • The weather cooled off and the Owen County boys’ soccer team got hot.
    The Rebels ran off two wins last week. They defeated Grant County, 3-1, last week before shutting out Carroll County, 3-0, Thursday.
    James Marston, Victor Perez and Austin Collins had goals and Cody Downey and Devin Ricketts had assists against the Braves.
    Collins had a pair of goals while Marston added another against the Panthers. Stone Osborne had an assist and Ben Allen got credit for not allowing a goal.

  • Golfers finish in sixth place at tourney

    The Owen County girl’s golf team spent Saturday afternoon in Paducah. The team was taking part in the All “A” Classic State Golf Tournament at Silo Golf Club.  The team played its way to a sixth-place finish as a team. Kennedi Dermon placed 19th as an individual by shooting 84. Shelby Power fired an 87 while Julie Spaulding posted an 88. Lynsey Farrar recorded a 90 and Ali Minch shot 98.
    This year marked the third-straight year the team has taken part in the tournament.

  • Flying high and running hard

    After scoring 26 points in the first half, it was a play in the last two minutes of the second half that made the difference Friday night.
    Owen County quarterback Adam Hazelett connected on a 34-yard touchdown pass to Chris Day with 1:01 left in the game to give Owen County a 32-26 victory over Western Hills.
    The win improved the Rebels to 4-0 on the season.
    “I was in shock,” Day said about the game-winning play. “That was a perfect ball thanks to Adam Hazelett. You couldn’t ask for a better ball from the quarterback.”

  • Rebel football putting the fun back in fall

    Friday nights in September are supposed to be fun.
    The weather is getting cooler and high school football is in full swing. For the past few years in Owen County, Friday nights have been, well, so-so, but not this year.
    Something about this season seems different. Fun.
    When I go to home games, I don’t sit in the stands. I usually stand on the Owen County sidelines on the far side from the bleachers. From across the field this week I noticed something. The bleachers were full — not only that — the fans were into the game.

  • Monterey Matters: Family grows and comes together

    First of all I’d like to say, I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.
    Ours was wonderful. I can honestly say that it was the best Labor Day I have ever had.
    Kirby was home for a weekend visit. While at home, he was able to welcome his new baby girl Danielle Grace Rowland into this world as well.
    Danielle or “Dani” arrived Friday, Sept. 2, at 6:52 p.m. in Frankfort. She weighed 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

  • Engagement: Mason-Lilly

  • Claire Alexis Tabor

    Claire Alexis Tabor was born Sept. 2, 2011, at 11:51 a.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. She is the daughter of Greg and Jessica Tabor of Georgetown. She is the granddaughter of Debbie and Frank Smoot Jr. of Owenton  and  Bertha and the late Donald Tabor of Owenton and the great-granddaughter of Naomi Smoot of Owenton and Doris McClure of Dry Ridge.