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Today's News

  • Blaze destroys recycling barn

    A fire at the county recycling barn Monday afternoon has damaged several thousands of dollars of equipment.

    Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said arson investigators have been called in to determine the cause of the blaze.

    “I can’t determine the cause myself,” Lilly said. “We’ve had an investigator here (Tuesday) and another one will come from the insurance company (Wednesday).”

    The barn, located next to the county garage on Blanton Street in Owenton, is used to process recycling.

  • Our neighbors help keep the stories alive

    “Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can learn from the stories of others. These stories, taken together, are the stories of our communities, our counties, our regions, and unique Kentucky culture and heritage.”

    – The Kentucky Humanities Council

  • Happy wife, happy life

    A wise man once uttered four words that have changed my life. While talking to him about his life and the successes he had enjoyed, he offered me some marital advice that I try and live by. Notice I said “try.” He said, Brian, if you want to find happiness then you need to remember this phrase: “Happy wife, happy life.”eeBefore I go any further let me just say, I love you, honey. eeSaturday night was my 20-year class reunion from Campbell County High School.

  • Mother of the Year 2010

    A mother of four, a caregiver to many, a foster parent and a volunteer. Those are just a few of the traits that make up this year’s recipient of the mother of the year award, Edith Rose Stewart-Lewis.

    Lewis, 87, received the award during the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show July 14.

    “I’m grateful to have this happen,” Lewis said. “It’s almost unbelievable at my age to even get it.”

    Although the award is usually a surprise to the recipient, Lewis said she knew she would be receiving the award.

  • Monterey News

    First of all, I have a correction to make. In last week’s column I wrote that Colleen was going to skip the month of July for having another Monterey Fair Board Meeting and was going to have it Aug. 19. That was incorrect; the new date for the next fair meeting is Aug. 21 at 11. Sorry for the confusion this may have caused anyone. Hope to see more there than last time.

  • Mother is a blessing to her children and community

    Edith Rose Stewart was born on Dec. 14, 1923. She was raised on a farm on Stewart’s Ridge Road in Owen County with her parents and nine siblings.

  • Owen Countian of the Year 2010

    Each year one deserving person arrives at the Owen County fairgrounds pavilion during fair week for a special reason. Some think they’re there to see a friend receive an award or to watch a family member in one of the many pageants held.

     

    This year Margaret Murphy arrived thinking she was going to get to hear her friend and storyteller Bonnie Strassell speak, but instead she was there to receive one of the most prestigious awards any Owen countian can get – the Rotary Club’s Owen Countain of the Year award.

  • Treece steps down from OCHS

    Owen County High School is looking for a new leader.

    During the Owen County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting Monday, it was announced Owen County High School Principal Shannon Treece would be leaving her position with the district.

    Treece is reportedly leaving her post for a position with the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.

  • Health department offers tips to help deal with heat

    As weather forecasters recently called for local temperatures in the low- to mid-90s, many people are looking for ways to stay protected against the scorching heat.

    Three Rivers District Health Department’s Community Health Planner, Melody Stafford, said there are two things for everyone to remember when temperatures start to soar.

    “Stay cool and drink lots of water,” Stafford said. “Those two things are imperative when it starts to get this hot.”

  • Letter to the editor: Don Martin is a great choice for interim Owen County superintendent

    I would like to commend the Owen County Board of Education in its choice for interim superintendent for Owen County Schools.

    In the course of my tenure at Grant County Schools, Mr. Don Martin was an exceptional superintendent for that school district.