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Today's News

  • Spirit of giving grows in annual Angel Tree program

    For many people across Owen County, Christmas is a tough time. Parents scramble to make ends meet and provide their children with the best Christmas possible; and each year the Owen County Extension Office provides many with a little extra help.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said each year families throughout Owen County request assistance through their office.

  • Over 200 students to take part in ‘Pageant’

    A new event will take place here in Owen County during the holiday season. The community is invited to come out and enjoy some great music, acting, stories, along with some good food, while members of the band, elementary choir and drama students perform a Christmas classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

  • Remember and honor those who fought for a cure this holiday

    Celebrate.

    Remember.

    Fight back.

    This is the motto of Relay for Life and has become my motto in the past several years.

    At this time of year, I find myself still concerned about “the fight.”

    I think this happens because of “remembering” my grandparents – Raymond and Kathleen Duncan. I miss them terribly around the holidays and I know I’m not alone in that. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one knows that grief doesn’t take holidays.

  • Owen Electric Cooperative announces capital credits refund to some customers

    Owen Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has authorized the 20th consecutive annual refund of capital credits to its members.

    In a statement, the company said “continued growth in our service area coupled with sound management and diligent work by the employees have contributed to the cooperative’s financial ability to return approximately $750,000 in this year’s general refund.”

    Owen Electric is a nonprofit, electric cooperative owned by those it serves.

  • Food, fun and firefighters

    Terri Anderson was happy with her homemade apple pie and offered guests a sample.

    It was one of many tempting desserts filling up one of the tables at the second annual Monterey Volunteer Fire Department Community  and Thanksgiving Dinner held Saturday night.

    “We enjoy doing this,” Anderson said. “The people of Owen County are some of the most wonderful people you will find in the world. This is just one way we can bring everyone together and share that kind of closeness and community that exists in Owen County.”

  • Community ready to kick off Christmas

    “Christmas: A Time for Memories” is the theme for this year’s Owen County Christmas Parade, which will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Owen County Extension Office support member, Stephanie Howard, said this year’s theme was chosen by Diana Dawson.

    “Each year, we have a contest that’s sponsored by the Owen County Chamber of Commerce for the theme,” Howard said. “People submit their theme idea and we choose from them. The winner of this year’s theme has since received a $50 check from the chamber.”

  • KRCC announces plans for high-speed Internet service

    Kentucky Ridge Country Communications will begin installing high-speed Internet throughout Owenton.

    Ron Rymer, general manager of KRCC, said the company began work on providing this service before the ice storm in January.

    “We’ve been working on this for a good number of months to get it to this point,” Rymer said. “When we launch the service, it will be ongoing.”

    Rymer said eventually Owenton citizens will see the same speed of Internet as major cities like Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati.

  • Owen County Christmas Parade Schedule

    Owen County Christmas Parade

    “Christmas: A Time for Memories”

    Dec. 6, 2009

    • Open house at participating merchants, 1-5 p.m.

    • Local crafters sell their products at Odd Fellows Lodge

    • Lining up of floats at Southern States’ parking lot, 2 p.m.

    • Judging of floats, 2:15 p.m.

    • Other groups in parade start lining up at Southern States, 2:30 p.m.

    • Leave Southern States, 3 p.m.

    • Singing at the courthouse square, 2:30-3:15 p.m.

  • District names Sharer volunteer of the month

    The Owen County School District is pleased to announce Bonnie Sharer has been chosen as the volunteer of the month for October.

    Sharer was nominated by Kristal New, kindergarten teacher at the primary school.

    “Bonnie is always willing and ready to pitch in wherever she is needed,” New said. “I can call her on a moment’s notice when I need a volunteer and she is here within 20 minutes.”

  • Rebels to host Demons Friday

    Opponent: Williamstown Demons

     

    Where: Owen County High School

     

    When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

     

     The Owen County High School Rebels will be looking to win their home opener after losing their first home game a season ago to Western Hills High School. The Wolverines came to Owenton Dec. 2, 2008, and defeated the Rebels, 64-56.

     

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