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Today's News

  • High water triggers evacuations

    Despite Tuesday’s sunny weather, some areas of Monterey and Gratz were still experiencing the fallout from the wet weekend.

    As the waters of the Kentucky River continued to rise above the 40-foot mark Tuesday morning, some Owen County roads were flooded.

    Hwy. 355 between Monterey and Gratz and Gratz and Perry Park were blocked, along with Old Landing Road, Point of Rock Road and the lower end of Big Twin Creek Road.

    Owen County Road Supervisor Greg Smoot said a temporary bypass had opened up Tuesday on Hwy. 22 above Gratz.

  • Candidates will take center stage at political forum

    With the primary election only 13 days away, members of Leadership Owen County are trying to help voters make informed decisions on May 18.

    Leadership Owen County will hold a county candidate forum  at 7 p.m. May 13 in the Owen County High School auditorium.

    Co-chairman of Leadership Owen County Dave Jones said the group wants to give Owen countians the opportunity to ask their own questions of candidates.

  • Board looking for ways to save

    As the time to adopt a 2010-2011 Owen County School District budget narrows down, the lack of a state budget and possible position cuts are still major concerns.

    The Owen County School Board held a working budget session Thursday.

    Terry Patterson, chairman of the school board, said the budget issues facing the board are not unlike those facing other districts throughout the state.

  • Letter to the Editor: Superintendent’s behavior questioned

    I have recently become involved in a very unpleasant situation at Owen County schools.

    There have been events in the last two weeks that have hopefully opened the eyes of those in charge and with any luck by the time this letter prints, (Mark Cleveland) will have been removed from his position as superintendent of Owen County schools.

  • Softball team suffers setbacks

    Before heading to Bullitt County April 23, the Owen County Lady Rebels had won eight of the previous nine games including four wins in a row. At the High Five Bullitt County Invitational, however, the Lady Rebels lost three straight games.

    The team entered last week hoping to begin another winning streak. Those hopes were put on hold when the team lost two tough games to Trimble County and Walton-Verona. 

  • Letter to the Editor: Support the one candidate who will take on ‘Fedzilla’

    Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States? Sure, we all learned about it in school and probably memorized the preamble. You may have a basic understanding of the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, but when was the last time you really read the Constitution and gave any thought to its meaning? I would imagine that our children know more about the Constitution than most adults do. We have simply forgotten why it was written and what it represents.

  • Guest columnists: Group finds healthy future for Owen medical care

    Leadership of Owen County was held on April 7 and the topic was health care.

    Our day began at the Owen County Extension office and the first place we went to visit was the New Horizon Specialty Clinic.

  • McMillian named Owen County Schools’ Volunteer of the Month

    Owen County Schools is pleased to announce Tracy McMillian has been chosen as the volunteer of the month for March.

    McMillian was nominated for this award by Mary Inman, a third-grade teacher at Owen County Elementary.

  • Lady Rebels bust out bats

    For the Owen County softball team, last week began where the previous week ended.

    After falling to Walton-Verona in the championship game of the 8th Region All “A” Classic, the Lady Rebels welcomed the Lady Bearcats to Owenton April 19 for the rematch.

    It was all Owen County as the Lady Rebels scored 11 runs on 11 hits in defeating in the Lady Bearcats 11-1 in five innings.

    Lady Rebel Miranda Owens allowed one run on just three hits while driving in three runs at the plate. Lyndsey Slayback also had three runs batted in.

  • Letter to the editor: Metal bands and fans help raise money for Relay

    If you have not seen or heard of the local event that took place April 23, it was a charity event entitled Scream the Cure.  

    This charity concert with hard core bands (metal) raised money for our local chapter of Relay for Life. 

    Bands from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio came to Owen County free of charge and performed from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. to help raise money for cancer patients all across the U.S.