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Today's News

  • Graham organization files lawsuit in Owen

    Attorneys working on behalf of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are suing the estate of a former Owen County resident.

    When Owen County resident Corrine K. Jones passed away, in her will, she directed part of her estate would go to help fund work of the Billy Graham ministries.

    Former Owen County resident Glenn Works was appointed executor of the Jones’ estate and directed to oversee the disbursement of the estate.

    According to the suit brought by BGEA, Works was supposed to be paid $16,950 for his efforts.

  • Special message for Santa

    Dear Santa:

    Wherever you may be right now, I know that you are really busy at this time. So I will try not to take much of your time.

    I know this time of the year is the time for wishes to come true and miracles to happen. So that’s the reason for this letter.

    I am in desperate need for miracles and wishes to come true.,

  • Helping with HANDS

    What do you get when you combine: giggling babies, pumpkins, rubber ducks, good food, and lots of sunshine – a perfect fall celebration.

  • Autopsy fails to discover cause of Brown’s death

    An autopsy has failed to reveal the cause of death of a former Owen County resident whose remains were found in the trunk of her brother’s car earlier this year.

    Georgetown Police and the Scott County Coroner’s Office feared that because of the condition of Penny Brown’s body, it would be impossible to determine an exact cause of death.

  • The Golden Gobble Awards

    It seems like every time you turn on the television there is another awards show. There are the AMAs, the CMAs and the PCAs (not the Politically Correct Awards, but rather the People’s Choice Awards).

    In the spirit of award shows and Thanksgiving, I have come up with what I am calling the Golden Gobble Awards. These awards are for those individuals or groups who have acted like the biggest turkeys in 2008.

    May I have the envelopes please?

  • Wood stove triggers fire

    As the county prepares for a cold winter season, many homes are starting up their wood stoves for warmth. Fire can keep us warm, but it can also be very dangerous.

    John Spicer experienced the danger of wood stoves firsthand when the chimney at his mother’s home caught fire. He said something must have ignited inside the chimney. He didn’t see any flames but saw lots of smoke pouring out of the chimney.

    “Hearing the fire in the chimney was like being at the bottom of a collapsing coal mine,” he said.

  • Time for Tip-Off

    At first glance, two things will jump out at fans when they watch the Rebels on the basketball court. The first thing they will say is “My, these guys are quick,” followed by “and they are big.”

    The 2008-09 version of Coach Devin Duvall’s Rebels will first attempt to run opponents into the ground.

    “I want to push the basketball,” Duvall said,

    If pushing the ball up and down the floor does not work, the Rebels will then look to pound the opposition into submission by throwing the ball into the paint.

  • Only in Owenton

    One of the most striking things I have discovered about Owen County is how much Owen County people love Owen County.

    I would hazard to say that most people love their hometown. But the devotion that people here have about their home seems particularly intense.

    I stopped by Sav-A-Lot on my way home last week. My wife was visiting family in Corbin and I just needed a few things.

    For the record, I hate grocery shopping. I either wanted to grab an 8-pound steak or I shuffle through the aisles for 45 minutes wondering if Captain Crunch can be considered an entree.

  • Artifacts returns to Monterey

    After three years of planing and dreaming, Artifacts is returning to Monterey.

    Julie Egel and Larry Qubeck opened their store at a new location across the highway from the Monterey Market.

    Egel said they love to travel and would bring crafts back from their travels. They wanted to start a store where they could sell their finds. The store will also feature hand-made brooms, pottery, clothing and artwork. In the summer they will sell organic produce.

    “I love to garden, and I love high quality produce,” Egel said.

  • Lady Rebels look for repeat performance

    Last season was one to remember for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The team captured the 31st District Title en route to a 19-win season and a trip to the 8th Region Tournament. The team also won the Gallatin Steel Invitational just after Christmas last season. The girls won the first three games of the tournament handily before defeating Meade County 39-38 in the championship game.

    Heading into the 2008-09 season, the team is looking to continue its successful ways. It will not be easy but the team and their coach believe they have what it takes.