Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: “And a wonderful time was had by all”

    I think there were many prayers lifted to Heaven Friday night, concerning weather. Saturday dawned cold but cleared and it was a beautiful fall day for the Monterey Homecoming Fair.
    I went down early to help set up the cemetery committee’s booth. Teresa Davis had already gotten the booth pretty much finished except for a couple of chairs and the easel to put the pictures on and the photos themselves. I had mounted them on cardboard so people could see them better.

  • County Clerk’s Corner: Records will be easier to search

  • Monterey Matters: Organizers, sponsors deserve special thanks

    What a wonderful day it turned out to be for the Monterey Homecoming Fair 2012.
We could not have asked for better weather especially for October. I have heard several people say (and I have to agree) that this was the best fair in a very long time as far as the weather and the attendance. It seemed there were a lot more booths this year despite the fact that several food vendors didn’t show up. This left the ones that were there running out of food sooner than they had planned. I believe they even ran out of burgoo too.

  • Comeback falls short

    Friday night’s Owen County High School football homecoming contest came down to the final seconds and then some.
    After leading 7-0 at halftime, the Rebels found themselves down 21-7 early in the fourth quarter.
    Owen County however refused to quit clawing their way back to 21-14 with 2:28 left to play in the game.
    With the Walton-Verona offense coming on the field, Owen County had three timeouts remained and had to force a three-and-out to have a chance to tie the game. That is exactly what they would get as the defense came up big and forced the punt.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Trimble County

    • Owen County defeated Trimble County 47-6 last season in Owenton.
    • The Rebels will head to Bedford on Friday night riding a three-game winning streak over the Raiders. The last time Owen County lost to Trimble County was on Oct. 31, 2008 in Owenton when the Raiders defeated the Rebels 24-6.
    • Trimble County was in action on Friday night at Eminence. The Warriors defeated the Raiders 40-6. The loss was their fourth in a row after winning their second game of the season.

  • Still perfect: MBMS Rebels stay on winning track

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Rebels keep doing what they have been doing all season – win.
    The Rebels played two games last week and came away with two more wins. MBMS defeated Trimble County 44-8 and Lexington Christian Academy 38-24 to improve to 8-0 on the season.
    Against the Raiders, the Rebels jumped out to a 22-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
    Patrick Osborne intercepted a pass on the first play of the game and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to get things rolling.

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 3, 2012


    • The boys golf team competed in the Sixth Region Tournament Sept. 24 at Boone Links Golf Course. As a team the Rebels finished in 12th place. Overall, 20 teams took part. Austin Fitzgerald and Zach Ripy each shot 90. Justin Trusty fired a 101 while Cole Hamilton posted a 103 and Jordan Prather a 108. For the season, Owen County boys team finished with a record of 14-2 overall in matches. The team won the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic and finished second in the conference.


  • Soccer teams ready for district tourney

    Tournament time has arrived for the Owen County High School soccer teams.  As the 31st District Tournament arrives, both teams have earned the  No. 1 seed.
    The Lady Rebels clinched the top spot by finishing 4-0 this season against district competition.
    The latest win came Sept. 26 against Henry County in New Castle.
    Owen County got a pair of goals from Ashley Byers and another goal from Morgan Walker to pick up the 3-2 win.
    Autumn Gover picked up the win in goal.
    Walker added an assist in the game.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League Results

    Sept. 22
    Orange Crush – 5 vs. HotShots – 0
    Orange Crush was led once again by Brady Kemper and Ashton Moore, each scoring two goals. Avery Miller also added a goal for Orange Crush. Anna Riddle, Kailyn Duncan and Kaileigh Grider worked well together and took shots on goal but could not connect.
    James Grider and Jackson Swigert stopped many runs by the HotShots while playing defense for Orange Crush. Kemper, Moore, Miller and Riddle all shared goalie duties and held the HotShots scoreless.

  • A walk in the garden

    Over the past year, an extensive educational garden has been developed at the Owen County Extension Office in Owenton. A tour has been scheduled to show details of the garden to those interested in landscaping. Lydia Boutwell, designer and landscaper, will be leading a walk through the  garden, discussing the attributes of all the plants in the landscape. The free tour will be held  Monday at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.