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Today's News

  • Friends of Animals wants to educate public after dogs found abandoned

    After two incidents earlier this month, the Owen County Friends of Animals has stepped up their campaign to encourage everyone to spay and neuter their pets.

    The first incident occurred when a member of the road crew working near Monterey found a beer box with six new-born puppies.

    The puppies were taken to the Owen County Friends of Animals shelter, where they were bottle-fed.

    OCFA Director Hilari Gentry said four of the puppies made it, but two died.

  • Letter to the editor: “Why Owen County?”

    For 37 years, I have made Owen County my home. It is a home by choice, having decided all those years ago to leave the home of my childhood and the home of my young adult life. From New York to Owen County – followed by many instances of having to address the question posed by all of my family and each of my friends in the North, “Why Kentucky?” And from my new-found friends and neighbors in Kentucky the question, “Why here, why Owen County?”

  • Superintendent search brings 13 applicants

    The Owen County Schools Superintendent Search Screening Committee is now in full swing, with members established and over a dozen applications to consider.

    The Owen County Board of Education, along with the screening committee, held a joint meeting July 21 in the Owen County High School auditorium.

    Owen County Board of Education Chairman Terry Patterson said Mike Oder, a representative from the Kentucky School Board Association, was present at the meeting to go over several standard topics with the board.

  • Elk Creek brings home medals from competition

    Elk Creek Vineyard received three bronze medals in the fourth annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa.

    “These wines were top notch,” Bob Foster, director of the Mid-American Wine Competition, said. “Consumers ought to track them down and enjoy them.”

  • Yard sale will bring bargain hunters to Owen

    Its web site boasts a year-long countdown to what has been labeled the “world’s longest yard sale” and each year, hundreds of bargain hunters and antique dealers watch the countdown closely in anticipation of the 675 mile trek that makes up the 127 Corridor Sale.

    Luckily for local businesses and restaurants, many of the eager hunters travel right through Owen County when the sale officially begins Aug. 5. The sale will continue through Aug. 8.

    The annual sale will continue to have an impact on the local economy.

  • 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.