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  • Three Owen Co. students named to EKU dean’s list

     

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,749 students earned dean’s list honors for the Spring 2013 semester.

    Local students honored are:

  • Breaking bread

    The seniors from the Owen Senior Activity Center would like to thank the First Christian Church for all the great fellowship and breakfast for the month of June. Members of the congregation along with Brother Greg Guy supplied the breakfast every Tuesday along with devotion for the seniors. Right: Everyone enjoyed the breakfast and the time together.

  • Owen countian takes second place in Rotary speech contest

    On March 29 at South Oldham’s Breakfast Rotary Club Meeting, six students from the Bluegrass Sectional competed in the Rotary Speech Contest.
     Accompanied by his father, Bernie Engelman Sr., communications teacher Mark McDaniel and Owenton Rotary Club President Mark Stallons, Owen County High School sophomore Bernie Engelman represented Owenton Rotary Club.
    The five other contestants traveled across the Bluegrass from North Oldham, Western Hills, South Oldham, Trimble County and Lawrenceburg.

  • Annual shamble raises thousands for Trust for Life

    In its 14th year, the Annual Charlie Satterwhite Golf Shamble was held at the Fairway Golf Course on April 6.
    Several foursomes turned out for a gorgeous day of golf in support of this important event.
    Fairway Golf Course Owner Gilbert England presented a $3,500 check to the Trust For Life’s Satterwhite Recipient Assistance Fund.
    The fund was named in memory of Owen County’s Circuit Court Judge Charles Satterwhite. 

  • Owenton Livestock report: Oct. 16, 2013

    Oct. 16, 2013
    Oct. 16 receipts: 676 • Oct. 9: 713 • Last year: 844
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers mostly steady except 600-700 lbs. $2-$3 higher. Heifers mostly steady except 600-700 lbs. $1-$2 higher. Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $171-179; 400-500 lbs.  $169-175; 500-600 lbs.  $155-169, including 21 head (black) 522 lbs. $167; 600-700 lbs.  $143-161 including 38 head (black) 613 lbs.  $160; 700-800 lbs.  $145.

  • Fan Fair Quilt Show continues through Saturday

    The Owen County Fan Fair brings to you the Second Annual Quilt Show through Saturday.  The quilt show is free and open to the public.  It is located at the Owen County Extension Office and runs in conjunction with the Owen County Fan Fair. 
    The hours of operation through through Friday are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    There will be over 200 quilted items on display.

  • Community events: Oct. 9, 2013

    Owen fiscal court changes meeting day, time

    The regular meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court has been moved from Tuesday, Oct. 8 to Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Owen County Courthouse courtroom.
    Shut down closes doors on conservation district

    Due to the federal government shutdown, the staff of the conservation district is unable to enter the building.
    If you need to contact the district with any questions email occonservation@myblc.me or contact Ken Smith at 502-682-5172.
    New Horizons clinic to hold diabetes program

  • Friends of Gratz school meet

    A few longtime friends with connections to the old one-room school at Gratz gathered at the Smith House Saturday for dinner and remembering. The group hopes to organize a reunion in the fall for the school and community friends.
     

  • Owenton Livestock Report - June 19, 2013

    This week: 445 • June 12: 403
    Last year: 289
    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers steady were to $2 higher and heifers steady to $1 higher.
    Slaughter cows sold steady to $1 lower and bulls were not tested.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 400-500 lbs.  $145-155; 500-600 lbs.  $136-139; 600-700 lbs.  $135-141; 700-800 lbs.  $128-134; 800-900 lbs.  $123-126 including 30 mixed at 881 lbs.  $124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $116.

  • 50th anniversary - Marksberry