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Today's News

  • Conservation district offers aid to students

    The Owen County Conservation District will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2011.
    Applicants must be:
    • A graduate of Owen County High School or a sophomore, junior or senior of an in-state college.
    • Be enrolled in a full-time, four-year program of study directly related to conservation, forestry, soil science, biology ecology wildlife science or agricultural fields.
    • Must be enrolled in a college or university located in Kentucky.

  • Owen County District Court

    May 20, 2011

    Larry B. Gaines, 1981, third-degree burglary, continued to May 27.
    Larry B. Gaines, 1981, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to May 27.
    Kimberly K. Nearon, 1956, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, preliminary hearing set for May 27.
    Rodney W. Rabourn, 1985, theft by unlawful taking, continued to June 3.

  • Faces from the past

  • Senior cheerleaders and the Rebel sweetheart

    The senior members of the Owen County High School cheerleading squad were recently recognized for their efforts. First photo: the seniors in this year’s squad are Danielle Ransdell, Colton New and Morgan Forsee. Second photo: The Rebel Sweetheart Morgan Forsee, center, is accompanied by Cooper Taylor, left, and Paul Banks, right.

  • Monterey Matters: Kirby returns to lend a hand

    Not much happening around Monterey these days, however, Josie has recently contacted me to say that she, Andrew, Janis, Dixie and Chuck recently went to Lexington to visit with Skot Atha.
    Josie said that Skot hadn’t been feeling well and they wanted to go and check on him. She says they really had a great time and are looking forward to doing it again soon. She has also invited me to come along with them the next time. I may just do that. I miss Skot as well. One can never have enough friends. Good friends are hard to come by these days.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Finding an eighth and a new friend

  • Community Events

    Free family movie ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ to be shown Thursday at library
    Bring the entire gang to one of Disney’s favorite family movie adventures, “Gnomeo and Juliet,” rated PG. This free movie will be shown at 5:30 p.m. May 26 at the Owen County Public Library. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Owen STLP shines in Rupp

    The Student Technology Leadership Program’s sixth-annual state championship was held May 13 in Lexington.
    Students from across Kentucky demonstrated real learning in real time with real purpose.
    There were more than 39 different competition categories, covering the arts, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and marketable career skills. Students competed in programming, web design, video production, networking, computer repair, video game design and more.

  • Relay Time: Check out the events

    The countdown to what may be the largest Owen County Relay for Life event ever is beginning to wind down.
    Hundreds of volunteers and cancer survivors, their friends and families are preparing to descend on Itron Field, starting at 7 p.m. Friday night.
    Throughout the night, the battle against cancer will take the spotlight through fun, music and special events.
    Here is the schedule of events for this year’s event:
    5-9 p.m., Kentucly Blood Center Bloodmobile, the blood center will be giving $10 Walmart gift cards to anyone who gives blood.

  • Taking part in the Arts in the Park

    Editor's note: Look for more pictures from this year's Arts in the Park in our multi-media section.