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Today's News

  • Flying high and running hard

    After scoring 26 points in the first half, it was a play in the last two minutes of the second half that made the difference Friday night.
    Owen County quarterback Adam Hazelett connected on a 34-yard touchdown pass to Chris Day with 1:01 left in the game to give Owen County a 32-26 victory over Western Hills.
    The win improved the Rebels to 4-0 on the season.
    “I was in shock,” Day said about the game-winning play. “That was a perfect ball thanks to Adam Hazelett. You couldn’t ask for a better ball from the quarterback.”

  • Rebel football putting the fun back in fall

    Friday nights in September are supposed to be fun.
    The weather is getting cooler and high school football is in full swing. For the past few years in Owen County, Friday nights have been, well, so-so, but not this year.
    Something about this season seems different. Fun.
    When I go to home games, I don’t sit in the stands. I usually stand on the Owen County sidelines on the far side from the bleachers. From across the field this week I noticed something. The bleachers were full — not only that — the fans were into the game.

  • Monterey Matters: Family grows and comes together

    First of all I’d like to say, I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.
    Ours was wonderful. I can honestly say that it was the best Labor Day I have ever had.
    Kirby was home for a weekend visit. While at home, he was able to welcome his new baby girl Danielle Grace Rowland into this world as well.
    Danielle or “Dani” arrived Friday, Sept. 2, at 6:52 p.m. in Frankfort. She weighed 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

  • Engagement: Mason-Lilly

  • Claire Alexis Tabor

    Claire Alexis Tabor was born Sept. 2, 2011, at 11:51 a.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. She is the daughter of Greg and Jessica Tabor of Georgetown. She is the granddaughter of Debbie and Frank Smoot Jr. of Owenton  and  Bertha and the late Donald Tabor of Owenton and the great-granddaughter of Naomi Smoot of Owenton and Doris McClure of Dry Ridge.

  • Brianna Ralynn Walters

    Elijah, along with his parents, Josh and Lilly Walters, announce the birth of his baby sister, Brianna Ralynn, born Sept. 3, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital Lexington. Brianna weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Cindy Walters of Monterey; great-grandmothers are Joyce Walters and Barbara Watson, both of Monterey. She is the niece of Jeremy Robinson of Louisville. Bri is the great-granddaughter of the late Bill Brown, Cleveland Walters and Stuart Watson.

  • John Guill chapter names new DAR regent

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a new regent. Susan Upton Hampton was installed as chapter regent by Betty Goins Whitehead, chapter chaplain during the John Guill chapter’s Sept. 7 meeting.  Hampton, an Owen County librarian, resides in Owenton with her husband, Richard Hampton.  
    She joined DAR in 2006 on her Revolutionary War ancestor, Pvt. Tilman Kemper of Virginia.  

  • John Guill chapter names new DAR regent

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a new regent. Susan Upton Hampton was installed as chapter regent by Betty Goins Whitehead, chapter chaplain during the John Guill chapter’s Sept. 7 meeting.  Hampton, an Owen County librarian, resides in Owenton with her husband, Richard Hampton.  
    She joined DAR in 2006 on her Revolutionary War ancestor, Pvt. Tilman Kemper of Virginia.  

  • Kay’s Branch News: Sorry guys. I don't speak geek

    After two weeks of dry weather, the rains started a week ago Sunday afternoon and didn’t stop till the following Thursday. It felt more like November than September.

  • Rotary Club continues 50-year tradition of helping local students

    Recently, two Owen County students were presented with checks from Gary Gibson on behalf of the Owenton Rotary Student Loan Fund.
    Clayton Wilson, who plans to major in agriculture business at Morehead State University, and Ashley Parks, a freshman at Lindsey Wilson College, were each given $1,000 checks to help further their education.
    Any Owen County student can apply for the loans and wait to pay them back until one year after they graduate or immediately once they leave school.