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Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News: Let’s dance

    We’re in the Big Dance! And I’ve made it through another weekend without having a heart attack. In case you haven’t heard, UK beat North Carolina Sunday evening. Just one more weekend to suffer through and I can concentrate on golf and yard mowing.
    It didn’t look much like yard-mowing weather Sunday morning — 32 degrees and a covering of snow on the porch and yard when I got up. Welcome to spring in Kentucky.

  • Monterey Matters: Passing touches community

    Sadness has hit our community as well as our family once again.
    On Wednesday, March 23, Angie “Tindall” Haydon was called home. Angie was 46 years old, same age as me, and also a whole bunch of other girls that all went to school with her: Troi, Donna, Beth, Ruby, Colleen, Debbie, and Sheila, just to mention a few. In the last eight or so years, this women has been through so much — more than any one person should every have to go through in their lifetime.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    March 22, 2011

    Joann Adams, 1974, failed to make payments on restitution, owes $22,296.01, continued to April 5.
    Christopher A. Adkins, first-degree sexual abuse, failure to comply with sex offender registry, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month.
    Freddie Black, 1965, probation violation, also owes $350 restitution, motion to revoke probation, submitted, revoked.
    Freddie Black, 1965, probation violation, revoked.

  • Senate Republicans ready for veto

    The taxpayer scored a legislative victory this week when the House passed the Senate’s Medicaid budget proposal during the current special session.
    Throughout the course of the Medicaid debate, the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Family Services have both been adamant that they can come up with $139 million in efficiencies and managed care to fill the Medicaid budget shortfall over the upcoming fiscal year. In the Senate, we feel it is our responsibility to trust, but verify their assumptions.

  • Letter to the editor: Plenty of problems will come with more alcohol sales

    I just wanted to give my opinion on making our county wet.
    I would hope we keep it dry.
    Those who are for it tell us it will mean more money for the county and they are probably right, but they don’t tell us it will mean more paperwork for the county, more law enforcement, more jail space to be paid for. It will also lead to more broken homes, more accidents and more deaths.
    Is it worth it?
    I would call on all church and county leaders to voice their opinion. I would hope they will vote “no” if it comes to a vote.

  • Letter to the editor: Help make Easter special for elderly and youth

    Once again Owenton Manor residents will host the annual community Easter egg hunt on April 9.
    The rain date will be for the following Saturday. Each year our residents stuff plastic eggs with candy and surprises for children 12-and-under to find. We need your help in providing enough candy to fill the eggs.
    You can contact us or leave your donation of candy, prizes of anything at the activity department. We want to thank you for your support.

  • I don't believe it!

    When the NCAA Tournament began three weeks ago, one question kept coming up. Who would be this year’s Butler? The answer to that question is unbelievable.
    This year’s Butler is actually Butler.
    The Bulldogs made it to the Final Four for the second year in a row. Butler will now have the chance to get back to the title game where they almost pulled off the biggest upset in tournament history a year ago.

  • Share our traditional cuisine at event

    One traditional way that Owen countians have immortalized their families is by collecting, recording, and passing down recipes to their loved ones.
    For most people, food and family are intimately connected, and family recipes are a way of keeping our ancestry, as well as a part of ourselves, alive. Cooking from family recipes can evoke vivid memories of childhood, reminding us of experiences long forgotten and allowing us to relive those feelings of comfort and excitement.

  • Hunting down a dream

    Pat Pearce spent 20 years of her life fox hunting in Metamora, Mich., but she said that these days she’s content welcoming guests to her newly-opened Ragtime Bed and Breakfast in Owen County.
    It was fox hunting that brought Pearce, 55, to Owen County 10 years ago — when her fox hunting club, the Metamora Hunt, had a joint meet with the Camargo Hunt, which rides in northern and central Kentucky.
    Pearce said her late husband, Dick, became interested in the farm on Breck Road during the meet.

  • Duvall becomes latest Owen educator to be honored

    Kim Duvall, a lifetime resident of Owen County, was recognized at a state technology conference recently for her work with education technology.
    Duvall joins Naomi Cornette, CIO for Owen County Schools, in being recognized for her outstanding work in education technology.
    Duvall received the “Making IT Happen” Award, an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools.