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Today's News

  • Get your popcorn ready

    If the air in Georgetown seems a little thinner this summer there may be a simple explanation. Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco are both there practicing with the Cincinnati Bengals.

    That’s right, T.O. and Chad on the same team. Forget if there will be enough balls to go around on the field. Will there be enough oxygen to go around the locker room for the post game news conferences? Not only that, but can you imagine the touchdown celebrations. The NFL has to love the fact that it could make a lot of money on fines between the two of them this year.

  • Clark takes seat on Owen board

    A seat on the Owen County School Board that has been vacant since early June was filled during a special meeting of the board Thursday.

    Brian N. Clark, 44, was administered the Owen County Board of Education member oath of office, as well as the Kentucky Constitutional oath, by Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith.

    Clark, a 1984 graduate of Dixie High School in Edgewood and a 1989 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, said he decided to pursue the vacant seat after realizing the struggles his daughter, Samantha, faced after leaving Owen County for college.

  • Monterey News by Dana Burke

    As you are all well aware of by now, the 127 yard sales were off and running this past weekend.

    I ended up stopping at a few on my way in on Friday. My first stop was at Colleen’s house. There I saw several familiar faces, some of which I hadn’t seen in quite awhile, including Linda Alexander.

  • No. 4 (Female) Chastity Clark

    If you saw Chastity Clark these days, you might not recognize her.

    After a stellar four-year career at Owen County High School and then at Georgetown College, Clark has a new passion. She is now a successful bodybuilder.

    While at OCHS, Clark helped lead the Lady Rebels to the 1991 8th Region All “A” Championship. In fact, the 1991 team is the only Lady Rebels team to win both the district championship and 8th Region All “A” Championship in the same season.

  • What a big deal

    Everyone has heard the old saying, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”

    A bicycle priced at $5 – assumed to be junk in a 127 yard sale on Roland Avenue – turned out to be the find of a lifetime for Owenton resident Greg Estes.

    Regardless of its two flat tires and what appeared to be broken pedals, Estes said he thought it looked like an expensive sports bike.

    “I thought I could put it back in my sale and maybe get a couple hundred out of it,” Estes said.

  • No. 4 (Male) Bobby Young

    He is in the Hall of Fame.

    Bobby Young is one of the best baseball players to come out of Owen County. He had a tremendous career as a Rebel that continued in college at Thomas More College. For his exploits, Young was inducted in the Thomas More Hall of Fame in 2008.

    He began playing baseball in 1977 as an eighth-grader. Before he graduated from Owen County in 1981, he helped lead the Rebels to a Regional Title and an appearance in the State Tournament in 1978. Young played second base while a member of the team.

  • Funds will help Owen Electric get ‘smart’

    The Owen Electric Cooperative is getting “smart.”

    The cooperative is receiving over $1.5 million in matching funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from the U.S. Department of Energy.

    With help from the cooperative research network and 19 other cooperatives, the funds will be used to evaluate the benefits of “smart” technologies for consumer members.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    July 27, 2010

    James D. Baynum, 1960, theft of services, continued to Aug. 10.

    Jennifer A. Bishop, 1974, show cause deferred, $130 costs.

    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, owes $295, continued to Aug. 10.

    Richard William Buchanan, 1969, show cause deferred, bench warrant set for $700.

    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, first-degree complicity criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree complicity burglary, jury trial set for Sept. 23.

    Linda Mae Diaz-Sturgeon, 1962, dismissed/diverted.

  • Fiscal court will appeal ruling in road dispute

    A nearly two-year dispute over maintenance of a road will likely continue in the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    In October 2008, Robert VonBokern filed a lawsuit against the Owen County Fiscal Court after the county’s decision to stop maintaining Pleasant Home and Clay Lick Turnpike and sought to have the decision declaring “null, void, invalid and no further force or effect” and to have the road included in the Owen County road maintenance system.

  • Guest Column: Churches show their SUPPORT

    1 John 5:2 says, “This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.” 

    Notice the word of God tells us to first of all love God and also carry out his commands. During the summer months of 2010, the Baptist churches in Owen County surely showed their love for God and his children; and by doing this they also followed his commands. Almost 100 percent of the Baptist churches collected school supplies for the Owen County Schools.