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Today's News

  • Students say thanks: Students enjoy learning about local entrepreneurs

    The Owen County Farmers’ Market visited the Maurice Bowling Middle School Sept. 17. Seventh-grade language arts teacher Rhonda Gayheart said students were allowed to participate in buying from the vendors. On Sept. 18, the seventh-grade language arts classrooms walked to the Owen County Public Library to hear Bob Stewart discuss production and uses of primitive tools. The students were given a choice of writing “Thank You” letters to community agencies.

    By Alli Gill
    MBMS seventh grader

  • Students say thanks: Learning and sharing at Sweet Owen Day

    The Owen County Farmers’ Market visited the Maurice Bowling Middle School Sept. 17. Seventh-grade language arts teacher Rhonda Gayheart said students were allowed to participate in buying from the vendors. On Sept. 18, the seventh-grade language arts classrooms walked to the Owen County Public Library to hear Bob Stewart discuss production and uses of primitive tools. The students were given a choice of writing “Thank You” letters to community agencies.

  • A rockin’ Rebel rally

    This year’s Owen County High School Football Homecoming ceremonies kicked off Friday afternoon with a parade and pep rally in downtown Owenton.

  • Owen County officers get BACKUPPS

    With a new agreement in place, Owen County law enforcement officers will have plenty of backups if needed in an emergency.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently approved a resolution that will allow officers from several counties in the region to use their authority in Owen County.

  • Lily follows friend, mentor’s footsteps as new emergency management director

    Through floods, ice storms and even a water shortage, David Lilly has helped serve Owen County through times of emergency.
    His dedication to the position of assistant emergency management director recently landed him at the helm of the county’s emergency management.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court appointed Lilly to the position of director of emergency management at its Sept. 9 meeting, following the passing of long-time EM Director Rick Morgan in August.

  • Fiscal court works to ensure patients get needed transportation

    Medicaid patients in Owen County who depend on help to get to medical appointments can now rest a bit easier.
    The Owen County Public Transit system will now work with LKLP Community Action County to give Medicaid patients a means of transportation if LKLP is unable to transport them.  
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said if LKLP is unable to transport a Medicaid patient who lives in Owen County, the county’s transit program will be able to make the run.
    Keith said the county will be reimbursed by LKLP for transporting the patients.

  • Rebel athletes look to give back to Owen County

    In an era when it seems like there is more negative coverage of athletes than positive, members of the Owen County athletic teams want to create some positive news.
    On Saturday, student-athletes from Owen County High School will be taking part in the first REBELSoutREACH. The student-athletes will be heading to different areas around the community and taking part in service projects. They will be working in the yards for some of the elderly, doing cleanup around Owenton and completing some projects at the fairgrounds.

  • Monterey residents invite everyone back for homecoming and fair

    Everyone is invited to come home to Monterey as the annual Monterey Homecoming Fair returns Saturday.
    Robin Gentry, one of the organizers and a life-long resident of Monterey, said although she is new to the process of organizing the event, it has always held a special place in her heart.
    “It’s a wonderful day,” Gentry said. “It’s a chance to show the young people here what kind of place we live in and enjoy some of the things we did when I was younger.”

  • Monterey residents invite everyone back for homecoming and fair

    Everyone is invited to come home to Monterey as the annual Monterey Homecoming Fair returns Saturday.
    Robin Gentry, one of the organizers and a life-long resident of Monterey, said although she is new to the process of organizing the event, it has always held a special place in her heart.
    “It’s a wonderful day,” Gentry said. “It’s a chance to show the young people here what kind of place we live in and enjoy some of the things we did when I was younger.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Flooding would bring county to standstill

    “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.”
    This was a common phrase used by folks in Kentucky. It referred to the belief that the Lord was in charge, and barring unforeseen circumstances such as rising creek waters, one would go ahead with their plans.
    This adage was particularly applicable to early settlers in Owen County who made their homes near the numerous creeks in the area.
    When heavy rains flooded the waterways, most folks were unable to cross at the creek fords and travel came to a standstill.