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Today's News

  • Power Plays

    Krista Power recently became only the second Owen County student to bring home top honors at the Sixth Region High School Girls Golf Tournament.

    Power became the first female golfer from Owen County to win a regional golf championship since Ashley Kendall did it in 1998 and 2000.

    Power captured the region championship with a 76 at Eagle Creek Country Club. Power won the title by five strokes over the runner-up, Morgan Larison of Simon Kenton High School.

    “It was my goal when the season started and I accomplished it,” Power said.

  • Farmers to get new marketplace

    The Owen County Farm Bureau recently received a $82,419 grant to construct a permanent facility for the Owen County Farmers’ Market.

    According to a recent press release from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, the goal of the project is to increase farmers’ participation in the market, as well as provide better access for consumers.

    The farmers’ market, which began in 2003, has been located on the Owen Country Courthouse lawn for six of its seven years.

  • Guest editoral: Who deserves our compassion?

    Recently, we learned that another young person in our nation took his own life after he had been ridiculed, shamed and publicly humiliated because he was gay. He was 18 years old, a college freshman and an accomplished violinist. Within the last three weeks, we learned that at least five young people in our nation, who were either gay or labeled as gay, committed suicide because they were treated so despicably by others. Two of them were 13 years old. Are you as heartsick to hear this as I am?

  • Kays Branch News By Bee Spicer

    John came home from their trip full of enthusiasm for the Panhandle of Florida. They had beautiful weather. They dropped down through Tennessee and Alabama. Just by happenstance he saw an alternate route that said  “to 10 E.” They were in no hurry so he turned on to it. He said the traffic dropped to a trickle. It was a very nice four-lane road  with lovely scenery and a much easier drive. After they had been on this road for a while, suddenly the U.S.S. Alabama appeared on the horizon. He said it was like a huge whale materializing in front of them.

  • Burning ban still in place

    A no-outdoor-burning restriction that took effect Sept. 24 continues to be in place.

    Several grass fires have occurred since the ban went into effect.

    However, Owen County Judge/Executive Carolyn Keith said to her knowledge no one has been cited for illegal burning since the ban was announced. According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the agency responsible for citing violators, anyone caught maintaining an outside fire could  be fined.

  • Rebels fall in district opener

    Owen County knew Friday night’s game with DeSales was not going to be easy.

    The Colts came into Owenton having owned the district over the last three years. In fact, since the districts were realigned in 2007, DeSales has not lost a game against district opposition.

  • Bramblett, Smith to square off Thursday

    The second of three candidate forums will be held Thursday at the Monterey Fire Department.

    The series, which will spotlight individual races, turns its attention to the race for Owen County Fourth District magistrate featuring Democrat incumbent Ray Smith and Republican challenger Troy Bramblett

    Both Smith and Bramblett have confirmed their intention to attend the forum.

  • Jilted in The Jungle

    The football stadium at East Jessamine is called The Jungle. On Friday night in Nicholasville, the Jaguars seemed to be lying in wait for the arrival of the Owen County Rebels.

    East Jessamine jumped in front early and never looked back as they defeated Owen County 49-0. The loss dropped the Rebels to 3-3 on the season.

    East Jessamine junior Cameron Thomas ran the ball only 11 times Friday night and made the most of his opportunities. Four times in the first half, he took the handoff and went the distance. Thomas finished the night with 201-yards rushing.

  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    What a beautiful weekend we had for our Monterey Homecoming Fair. There were many people who came out and enjoyed socializing with old friends and family. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. My out-of-town guests made it down for the event.

  • See the need in Owen County

    Over the past few months, our community has been a beehive of conversation around the goings and comings of several school administrators, including our superintendent, high school principal, athletic director, board members, some coaches and other employees some community residents would prefer no longer worked for the school system.