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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Bramblett deserves support in fourth district

    To the voters in district four:

    Troy Bramblett is running against Ray Smith for Owen County fourth-district magistrate in the Nov. 2 General Election. 

    Our district includes the areas of Wheatley, Monterey, Gratz, Pleasant Home and Perry Park.  There is a crucial need to have new blood to represent our district.

    On Thursday night, Oct. 14, a district-four forum was held at the Monterey Fire House for the purpose of meeting and asking questions to the incumbent Ray Smith and Troy Bramblett.   

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next game: Friday at South Oldham, 7:30 p.m.

    • South Oldham will enter Friday night’s contest after dropping a 38-37 decision to Anderson County two weeks ago at home. The loss dropped their overall record to 6-3. The Dragons had a bye last week.

  • Election Preview 2010 - Owentown City Council

    Timothy Curtis Cammack, 43, candidate for Owenton City Council

    Occupation and education: Manager of Technical Services at Owen Electric; graduated from Owen County High School, 1985; two year certificate from Northern Kentucky. Vocational Technical School.

    Family: Married to Kitty Stafford for 10 years; two sons, Noah and Nash.

  • Centurians overpower Rebels

    It was not how the Owen County seniors had hoped things would go.

    The Rebels played their final home game of the 2010 season Friday night against Christian Academy-Louisville.

    After one quarter, Owen County found themselves in a 7-0 hole.

    The Centurions then scored 32 unanswered points in the second quarter to break the game open.

    They would not look back as they went home to Louisville with a 60-6 win.

    From what they saw on tape, the Owen County coaching staff said they knew the Centurions were a good football team.

  • Election Preview 2010 - District One Magistrate

    Gary Wayne Minch, 49, candidate for first-district magistrate.

    Occupation and education: Veterinarian; received bachelor’s degree at University of Kentucky and DVM at Auburn University

    Family: Married to Leslie; one son, Andrew; and one daughter, Megan.

  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    Theresa recently called to tell me Florence has been undergoing some tests lately. Seems a few weeks ago they had to admit her into the Owenton hospital because she had some fluid around her heart. Her doctor had scheduled her for a heart catheter but she postponed it because she, Sheila, Vickie (their cousin) and Nancy Ballinger had planned a girls’ antiquing trip. Upon returning from this trip, Theresa and Sheila took Florence to Central Baptist to have the heart catheter done. They ended up keeping her overnight where they had to put in a couple of stints.

  • Water works

    Following two years of construction at the Owen-Franklin County line, residents had the opportunity to take a peek into the newly opened Kentucky American Water treatment plant Friday.

    Those who attended were given the chance to take a guided tour of the treatment plant and meet with KAW employees during the open house.

    The new treatment has been named Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing and is located near Monterey on the Kentucky River.

    The plant obtained its name after the Hardin family, who owns property just upstream from the site.

  • Letter to the editor: Geoff Davis treats his constituents fairly

    John Waltz in campaign literature claims that Congressman Geoff Davis “refused to help him get treatment he needed from the VA.” When an experimental anthrax vaccine caused Waltz health problems.

    There is no record to tell us what Congressman Geoff Davis did, or did not do for Waltz, just the claim to by Waltz, who is running for congress against Geoff Davis.

  • Election Preview 2010 - Owentown Mayor

    David “Milkweed” Wotier, 55, candidate for Owenton mayor

    Occupation and education: Mayor of Owenton and minister; bachelor’s degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Masters in Religious Education from Southern Baptist Theological School in Louisville.

    Family: Married to Karen York Wotier; one daughter, Sarah Wotier

  • One final push

    Thursday evening, Leadership Owen County hosted the third and final candidate forum for the upcoming general election.

    Both mayoral candidates, incumbent David “Milkweed” Wotier and Horace “Doug” West, participated as well as eight of the nine candidates for Owenton City Council including Tim Cammack, Darrell Hearn, Rita Osborne, Robbie Osborne, Robert “Bob” Osborne, Larry Dale Perry, Doris Riley, and Robert Walker. Gerald M. Powell did not attend.