Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Replica reflects important part of Owen history

    She was a familiar sight in Owen County during the early part of the 20th Century.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 28, 2012

    Zea Demaree, 1988, manufacturing methamphetamine, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 5.
    Ricky Helton, 1977, manufacturing methamphetamine, waive to grand jury.
    Robert Parker, 1986, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Sept. 21.
    Joe Ponder, 1973, first-degree narcotics, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Michael Asher, 1988, show cause deferred, owes $178 total, apply bond.
    Michael W. Asher, 1988, non-payment of fines, owes $253, apply bond.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 25, 2012

    Ryan Landis Baker, 1992, show cause deferred, owes $2,292.50 total, bench warrant set for $2,300.
    Beverly Ann Barton, 1981, owes $730 total, to pay $25 a month.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, failed to pay $1,313.13 in fines and supervision fee, continued to Nov. 20.
    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, adopted plea agreement.
    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, complicity controlled substance prescription not in original container, complicity drug paraphernalia, complicity possession of marijuana, continued to Oct. 9.

  • Anniversary - Ronald and Norma York

    Ronald and Norma York of the Canby community in Owen County will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Ronald and Norma were married on Oct. 4, 1952, at the Kavanaugh Methodist Church in Owen County.  Their children are Michael York, Mark and Joyce York, Greg and Lisa York and Aaron and Gwen-York Alexander, all of Owen County.  They also have eight grandchildren and five  great-grandchildren.  They still enjoy traveling all over the United States and are celebrating their 60 years with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • Kay’s Branch News: “And a wonderful time was had by all”

    I think there were many prayers lifted to Heaven Friday night, concerning weather. Saturday dawned cold but cleared and it was a beautiful fall day for the Monterey Homecoming Fair.
    I went down early to help set up the cemetery committee’s booth. Teresa Davis had already gotten the booth pretty much finished except for a couple of chairs and the easel to put the pictures on and the photos themselves. I had mounted them on cardboard so people could see them better.

  • County Clerk’s Corner: Records will be easier to search

  • Monterey Matters: Organizers, sponsors deserve special thanks

    What a wonderful day it turned out to be for the Monterey Homecoming Fair 2012.
We could not have asked for better weather especially for October. I have heard several people say (and I have to agree) that this was the best fair in a very long time as far as the weather and the attendance. It seemed there were a lot more booths this year despite the fact that several food vendors didn’t show up. This left the ones that were there running out of food sooner than they had planned. I believe they even ran out of burgoo too.

  • Comeback falls short

    Friday night’s Owen County High School football homecoming contest came down to the final seconds and then some.
    After leading 7-0 at halftime, the Rebels found themselves down 21-7 early in the fourth quarter.
    Owen County however refused to quit clawing their way back to 21-14 with 2:28 left to play in the game.
    With the Walton-Verona offense coming on the field, Owen County had three timeouts remained and had to force a three-and-out to have a chance to tie the game. That is exactly what they would get as the defense came up big and forced the punt.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Trimble County

    • Owen County defeated Trimble County 47-6 last season in Owenton.
    • The Rebels will head to Bedford on Friday night riding a three-game winning streak over the Raiders. The last time Owen County lost to Trimble County was on Oct. 31, 2008 in Owenton when the Raiders defeated the Rebels 24-6.
    • Trimble County was in action on Friday night at Eminence. The Warriors defeated the Raiders 40-6. The loss was their fourth in a row after winning their second game of the season.

  • Still perfect: MBMS Rebels stay on winning track

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Rebels keep doing what they have been doing all season – win.
    The Rebels played two games last week and came away with two more wins. MBMS defeated Trimble County 44-8 and Lexington Christian Academy 38-24 to improve to 8-0 on the season.
    Against the Raiders, the Rebels jumped out to a 22-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
    Patrick Osborne intercepted a pass on the first play of the game and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to get things rolling.