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  • 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

  • Fair Forecast

    FaDana Bramblett
    For the News-Herald

    Can you believe it is just three weeks until the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show begins.
    There are many new things happening at the fair on Tuesday, which is Family Night. The Fair Bears will be there to talk with the children.
    So come out and see all the activities. Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smokers Friendly, North Park, the Owen County Extension Service Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.

  • Retired teachers staying busy

    Earlier in June, members of the Owen Country chapter attended the quarterly Retired Teachers Association Fifth District meeting at Shelbyville.
    OCRTA member Denise Perkins was presented a certificate by District President Debby Murrell for being named the District RTA Volunteer of the Year for 2012-2013.
    Denise was one of 14 district winners from across Kentucky.
    The fifth district is made up of Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

  • Grimes graduates

    Ethan Nathaniel Grimes graduated June 2 from Franklin County High School. He received several scholarship awards and a certificate for his high-grade point average. He is active in his church and recently left for a mission trip to New York. He will attend Asbury University in the fall. He is the son of Paul and Peggy (Smith) Grimes of Frankfort and the grandson of Foster and Geri Smith of Monterey.