Today's News

  • Former teachers give back

    At the beginning of each school year, the members of the Owen County Retired Teachers Association make a donation to the Owen County Family Resource Center to help with the purchase of school supplies.  This contribution from the local group is matched by the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. FRC Director Beverly Marcum, right, accepts a check from Faye Shelton, president of OCRTA.

  • Monterey Matters: Reunions connect family

    The Atha family held its annual family reunion at the Monterey Park Sept. 2.
    Despite some rumors that this had been postponed until further notice, there were several people who showed up after all.
    I was going to mention the reunion the week before last but I couldn’t get in touch with anyone to confirm the rumor.
    With the threat of rain they were calling for that day, I also figured there wouldn’t be very many to attend either.
    We ended up having about 57 to attend.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Get to know the Kay’s Branch cast of characters

    We had bridge on Tuesday at the Smith House. I was the designated hostess this week. As I was going in with my very large beach bag of stuff for the bridge game, I saw Jackie Allnutt just in front of me. I hadn’t seen her since the Owenton High School reunion. We stood blocking the door and talked till she found her friends and went to sit down.

  • James family looks back at General Butler reunion

    The James reunion was held Sept. 2 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton. Because of threatening weather, our attendance showed a decrease from last year. Following a wonderful day of fellowship and delicious food, everyone departed looking forward to next year at the same time.

  • Wedding: Crouse-Reed

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 7, 2012

    Ramon Montel, 1963, first-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 14.
    Stephen Stanley, 1994, second-degree disorderly conduct, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 21.
    Michael Widener, 1989, two counts of theft by deception, pleaded guilty, 30 days conditionally discharged, restitution, court costs and fees.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Diane Perkins, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Grover W. Booth, motion to dismiss for lack of prosecution, overruled.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for August 2012

    Edward O. and Carolyn F. Biddle to Andrew C. Minch, lots 4 and 7, Riverlake Subdivision, $105,000.
    Larry J. and Donna J. True to Larry J. True Revocable Trust and Donna J. True Revocable Trust.
    Eric Gordon to Beth Gordon, Old Sweet Owen Road.
    21st Mortgage Corporation to Wayne Deluca, $55,000.
    Anayansi Gomez to Robert McDonald, Morgan Road.
    Kentucky River Bottom Farms Inc. to Larry Smith and David Smith.
    Larry Smith and Jay’ne H. Smith to Smitty Gas LLC., Ky. Route #355 and Ky. Route #2,

  • Rebels’ second-half surge leads to second win

    Going into Friday night’s game with Owen County High School, the Western Hills’ defense had given up 156 points in three games. You can add 49 more to that total.
    After taking a 21-20 lead into halftime, the Rebels came out of the locker room and exploded for 28 second-half points.
    The defense did its job as well as Owen County evened its record at 2-2 with a 49-20 win over the Wolverines.
    The two teams played a scoreless first quarter before the Wolverines put the first points on the board in the second.

  • Rebels getting their kicks

    Boys soccer

  • Middle-school Rebels stay perfect on gridiron

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Rebels are not just beating people on the football field  - they are dominating.
    In the last two weeks, the Rebels have played two games that have not been close. They defeated Gallatin County 48-0 and Frankfort 36-6.
    Against Gallatin County, the Rebels got off to a fast start when Nolan Tackett connected with Patrick Osborne for a 40-yard touchdown. Austin Riggs made good on the 2-point conversion put MBMS on top 8-0 before the crowd had settled into the bleachers.