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Today's News

  • Monterey Matters: Old slide finds a new home and another group of kids

    I hope each and everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and had the opportunity to spend some quality time with your families.
    Lori (Smoot) Onan has recently (at least temporarily) returned back to work after being off for the last couple of weeks.

  • Lending a hand

    Owen County Electric employees recently traveled to areas of Mississippi affected by Hurricane Isaac. Pictured are (from left to right) John Fitzgerald, Dan Tekulve, John Lilly. Tony Bach, Ricky Mason, Danny Clemons, Bobby Von Bokern, Jeremiah Heeger, Chris McKinley, Scott Howard, Nate Pickett, Mark Greene, Rodney Kincaid, Jeremy Wright, Matt Greenlee, Alan Brann,  and Joe Waichuliss.

  • Owen County official warns carbon monoxide from appliances can kill

    By Rick Morgan
    Owen County Emergency Management

    Owen County Emergency Management is warning consumers to be vigilant when using appliances that use fuels to deal with power outages.  These can be generators, cooking equipment, lights and etc.  
    The exhaust from fuel-powered appliances contains high levels of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) that can quickly incapacitate and kill within minutes.

  • Owen Electric receives Governor’s Safety Award

    Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown recently presented Owen Electric with a Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
    The 135 employees of Owen Electric have worked more than 521,240 hours without a lost-time incident.
    “This award signifies the emphasis that Owen Electric’s managers and employees place on worker safety,” said Brown. “Owen Electric’s high commitment to safety is evident in this award, and this achievement is a positive reflection on the management staff, the employees and the entire Owenton community.”

  • Special events at MBMS Saturday to honor Mitchuson

    As part of National Spirit Day, a special event will be held Saturday in memory of Carolann Mitchuson, the Owen County cheerleader who recently passed away.
    There will be Zumba, hip hop, stunt and gymnastics classes. Registration is $5 per class.
    Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a cookout, a Wii Just Dance contest, inflatables will be available for kids with a $5 wristband, and registration will begin for a cornhole tournament.
    All profits from the event will be split between the Beka Scholarship and the Mitchuson Trust Fund.

  • Hog hunt

    From left to right: Craig Bowling, Jeremy Goodrich, and Jarrod Chappell took down this wild hog Aug. 24 on Elmer Davis Dam Road. The trio used trail cameras to locate hogs that had been getting into deer feed.

  • Birth announcement: Ariail Jaidyn Bruner

  • Sports briefly: Owen County High School golf teams

  • Running strong

    The Owen County High School cross country team competed in its first meet of the season at Williamstown. The boys varsity finished in second place with Hunter Trenary coming in first place  overall.  A new personal record was set by Logan Bitler:  19:15 vs 20:25. The team was back in action Tuesday at Gallatin County Fairgrounds.
     

  • Lady Rebels rally to save week

    The Owen County High School volleyball team headed to Grant County Aug. 28 on a three match losing streak. After two sets against the Lady Braves, it looked certain another loss was in the cards.
    Then it happened.
    After losing the first two sets by 2 points each, 25-23 and 32-30, the Lady Rebels began the comeback. They would win the third set 25-20 and then the fourth 25-22 to set up the deciding fifth set.
    Once the fifth set began, the outcome was never in doubt as Owen County dominated 15-3.