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Today's News

  • Bramblett, Smith to square off Thursday

    The second of three candidate forums will be held Thursday at the Monterey Fire Department.

    The series, which will spotlight individual races, turns its attention to the race for Owen County Fourth District magistrate featuring Democrat incumbent Ray Smith and Republican challenger Troy Bramblett

    Both Smith and Bramblett have confirmed their intention to attend the forum.

  • Jilted in The Jungle

    The football stadium at East Jessamine is called The Jungle. On Friday night in Nicholasville, the Jaguars seemed to be lying in wait for the arrival of the Owen County Rebels.

    East Jessamine jumped in front early and never looked back as they defeated Owen County 49-0. The loss dropped the Rebels to 3-3 on the season.

    East Jessamine junior Cameron Thomas ran the ball only 11 times Friday night and made the most of his opportunities. Four times in the first half, he took the handoff and went the distance. Thomas finished the night with 201-yards rushing.

  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    What a beautiful weekend we had for our Monterey Homecoming Fair. There were many people who came out and enjoyed socializing with old friends and family. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. My out-of-town guests made it down for the event.

  • See the need in Owen County

    Over the past few months, our community has been a beehive of conversation around the goings and comings of several school administrators, including our superintendent, high school principal, athletic director, board members, some coaches and other employees some community residents would prefer no longer worked for the school system.

  • Handmade help to fight cancer

    Owen County native Sherri Howard Godfrey has made and donated a quilt to her high school classmates’ Relay for Life team  – The Sisters Act. 

    Team member Kathy Stamper said Godfrey was quick to agree to the project and said she had been considering making a quilt as part of a fund-raiser.

    Although she had considered doing other patterns, Godfrey ultimately decided on incorporating the cancer awareness ribbons into the final design after talking to classmate and breast-cancer survivor Pam Acton Brock.

  • Youth Football Results

    The following are results from the Owen County Rebels Youth Football action.

    Midget Division

    Hilltop Hawks, 14 - Owen County, 8

    The young Rebels found themselves in a 14-0 hole at half-time. However, the Rebels cut into the lead when QB Chase Stewart hit Cody Elliott for a pass which Elliott turned into a 56-yard ramble for a touchdown. Jacob Osborne added the conversion to cut the Hawks’ lead to 14-8. The Rebels gained possession at the end of the game but ran out of time.

    Gallatin County, 27 - Owen County, 25

  • Youth soccer results

    Under 8

    Wildcats, 6

    – Cobras, 0

    Though the Wildcats were sluggish at first, they played with improved determination in the second half. Lilly David demonstrated tenacity reminiscent of a bulldog when she powered a shot into the back of the net. Maddie Walker had a textbook take-away at mid-field, which she converted into a score. Caleb Dye scored two goals after being the recipient of two great passes – one from Meg Gamm and the other from Caden Hedger. Cody Anderson finished the scoring for the Wildcats with a goal late in the fourth quarter.

  • Learning from an Olynpian

    The Owen County Judo Team and the Kentucky Judo Council will be hosting a workshop featuring instruction by four-time Olympian Brian Olsen Oct. 23 at the Owen County High School.

    Olsen is well known in the international Judo community. He was a member of the U.S. Judo Olympic team in 2004 and 2008. He also served on the world championship teams in 1995, 1997 (earning a bronze medal), 1999, 2001 and 2003.

    He earned a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1999 and 2003 and a bronze in 1995 as well as several other medals as part of the Pan American Games team.

  • Agency helps feed 200 local families

    As the local and national economy continues to struggle, the strain on free food banks has never been greater.

    Rhonda Young, manager of the Owen County Community Action organization, said the need continues to escalate as more people struggle to get enough to eat.

    Recently, Young with the help of volunteers from the Hesler Assembly of God Church, handed out thousands of pounds of food to 200 needy families in Owen County at the Owen County Fairgrounds.

    Young said she could see a significant increase in the amount of assistance needed in just a few months.

  • Candidates vie for support at forum

    Owen County’s district one magistrate candidates took the spotlight Thursday during the first of three local candidate forums for the November election.

    Asa Philips, who beat out Daniel Humphries in the May Democratic primary election, and Republican candidate Gary W. Minch participated in the forum.

    Despite light attendance, each candidate spoke at length on their views and what they hope to see happen within the county over the next four years.