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  • Baker named Paul Harris Fellow

    Owenton Postmaster Darla Baker was  recently named a Paul Harris Fellow by Owenton Rotary Club President Tom Olds on behalf of the club.
    The award was named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.

  • Community Events

    Hospice Grief Support Group

    On May 5 and June 12, Hospice of the Bluegrass will conduct a support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one.
    The Grief Support Group will meet at the Owen County Library from 11 a.m. to noon. The group is facilitated by Melinda Simpson, LCSW.
    For more information, please call Hospice of the Bluegrass at (502) 223-1744 or (800) 926-1302

  • Annual event raises hopes

    Although the first sunshine in several days may have hurt attendance, The Fourth Annual Catalyst of Hope/Kentucky PEP Rally will be considered a success because of the many lives it touched.
    “I am incredibly pleased with the turnout, the presentations, and the overall atmosphere of Saturday’s event,” organizer Patti Clark said. “While we would have liked to have had a larger crowd, we understood there were many other activities going on and it was the first pretty day of spring.”

  • Judicial center on the rise

    Despite weather-related setbacks all along, construction leaders at Owen County’s new courthouse facility are hopeful that completion will come during the spring of 2012.
    Construction Superintendent with Codell Construction Taylor Coates said as of Friday construction has been pushed back 60 days since the start date of April 26, 2010 – which ends up being 84 calendar days.
    Nine of those days came from the severe thunderstorms and rain during April.

  • 1,270 names

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since January was officially filed at the Owen County Clerk’s Office Monday afternoon.
    The petition, which included at least 200 more signatures than needed, was signed by “Citizens for Change and Growth.”

  • Staff, public reacts to budget plans

    As the Owen County School Board continued their budget battle Monday, the board gave the public a chance to respond to some recent decisions.
    Those wishing to speak to the board concerning an issue were asked to sign up to do so and were each allotted three minutes to address the board.
    Owen County Primary School’s Media Specialist Mindy Green addressed the board. Her position took a 10-day reduction and she requested that the board think of her next year when they’re making more budget decisions.

  • Owen County Livestock Report for April 27, 2011

    April 20, 2011

    Wednesday receipts: 841
    For the week: 1,009
    Last week: 640
    Last year: 1,033

    Compared to the previous Wednesday: Slaughter cows and bulls $1 to $2 higher. Feeder steers $2 to $3 lower. Feeder heifers $1 to $3 higher, except 500-600 lbs. fully, $4 lower.

  • Farm Service News with Claudia Baney:Corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base sign-ups continue

  • Agriculture News with Kim Strohmeier: Practice proper pasture planning

    Farmers who raise livestock; whether cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage farmers as well. Increased use of forage reduces feed costs and increases potential yield per animal; to some extent, it is an input that a farmer can manage himself to minimize concentrate purchases.

  • Judo club announces winners from fund-raiser

    The Owen County Judo Team’s annual Easter fund-raiser was a huge success. Organizers want to send thanks to everyone who supported the fund-raiser. Pictured are this year’s winners.