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Today's News

  • Kays Branch News: Another week, another outage on the Branch

    Winter has come early this year. We had 4 inches of snow on the Branch this weekend. The DirecTV dish was covered with snow and I had no service on the TV sets except the antenna for most of the day Saturday. The Internet service went out, too, so I had to communicate the old-fashioned way, via phone for about 24 hours.

    I was decorating the house all week for Christmas and trying to finish Saturday, so I really didn’t miss it much.

  • Hard times for Owen County Historical Society Museum

    Faces of Owen County’s past line the walls at the Owen County Historical Society Museum. Family snapshots, wedding photographs and pictures of local veterans are only a glimpse of Owen County’s rich past.

    Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Williams-Baker said despite the history that awaits visitors at the museum, if more Owen countians don’t begin taking an interest, the museum could soon shut down.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    Funny how the seemingly mundane task of chopping down a tree can take on special significance at Christmas.

    Most Owen countians remember the days when, weeks before the holiday, families would journey to the woods to choose that extraordinary tree that, for a short time, would take a place of honor in their home. 

    While cedar may not have been a favorite of everyone, it grew abundantly on the hillsides of Owen County and graced most of our homes at Christmas.

  • A brief kiss creates lifelong memory for Santa

    I spotted Santa Claus sitting in a large easy chair as soon as I entered our church’s back foyer. It doubles as a fellowship hall on Sundays between services, and is a popular spot where talk flows along with the hot coffee.

    Although he was disguised in a white shirt and tie and a khaki windbreaker, I knew who he was. His long white beard gave him away.

  • Public defender appointed for suspect in shooting

    A Corinth man remains behind bars after allegedly shooting a Georgetown man Nov. 26.

    Christopher Dennis Jr., 71, was arrested Nov. 27 after Kentucky State Police troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane.

    During a preliminary hearing Friday, a public defender was appointed for Dennis.

    According to a citation made by the Kentucky State Police, Dennis admitted taking Eppele’s life and eliminated self-defense as a motive.

  • Hooray for mediocrity

    I love “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I especially love the scene where Charlie Brown is sitting with Lucy telling her about his problems. He admits that he knows he should be happy about Christmas, but says for some reason he is not.

    By the way, on a completely unrelated note, why is Charlie Brown the only one with a last name? Think about it. There is Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder and so on and so forth. No last names.

    Anyway, over the last week I have sort of felt like Charlie Brown but about something else besides Christmas.

  • Kennedi Dermon breaks MBMS scoring records

    Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne shouldn’t have any trouble finding someone to put the ball in the basket for the next several years.

    Osborne currently has Rianna Gayheart, who was Maurice Bowling Middle School’s all-time leading scorer.

    He also has Hannah Neeley, who was the record-holder for most points scored in a single season.

    The key word in both of those sentences is “was.”

    Last year, as a seventh-grader, Kennedi Dermon broke Neeley’s record by scoring 292 points.

  • Lady Rebels rattle off two straight wins to open new season

    The first two games for the Lady Rebels turned into a pair of blowout wins. Owen County first took care of Grant County, 74-36, Nov. 29 before easily defeating Williamstown, 76-48,  Friday. Both games were played in Owenton.

    Rianna Gayheart began her junior season by scoring 22 points, dishing out four assists and grabbing eight steals against Grant County. Also adding 22 points in the opener was sophomore Hannah Neeley.

    If the Lady Rebels had any first-game jitters, there were no outward signs.

  • Monterey News: A tough but wonderful Thanksgiving

    I realize I’m a little late with this news but wanted to share some things with you all.

    Thanksgiving has come and gone. I’m very thankful for a lot of things – my health and family first off – but also for all the wonderful things God has provided for me and my family through the years.

    However, this year was a little tough on us all with it being our first Thanksgiving without Mom.  We sure did miss her. I now know what she went through each and every holiday without her parents.

  • Return of Santa highlights Christmas Parade

    Despite cold temperatures and snow flurries throughout the afternoon, dozens of families braved the cold Sunday for Owen County’s annual Christmas parade.

    The parade began at Southern States and made its way downtown, where children and adults alike lined the streets in anticipation.

    This year’s theme was “A Christmas Wish for You.”

    Eight floats led the way for Santa Claus.