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Today's News

  • Kentucky Grazing Network coming to Owen County

    With one grazing network up and running, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Master Grazer program is looking to create similar regional networks across the state.
    The Kentucky Grazing Network is for forage and ruminant producers. Participants share ideas and advice with other group members with the goal of improving everyone’s forage operation. The first network began earlier this summer in Northern Kentucky with a pasture walk at UK’s Eden Shale Farm in Owen County.

  • Owen Co. musician graces cover of ‘Kentucky Living’

    One of Owen County’s most well-known musicians has fiddled his way to the August cover of one of Kentucky’s most prestigious magazines, “Kentucky Living.”  
    John Harrod has devoted a big part of his life to recording and documenting the state’s rich heritage of traditional talent and music, especially the fiddle.

  • Top cops

  • The signpost up ahead reads ...Owen County

    With several events taking place in and around Owen County this summer, some Owen countians have come together to ensure that when a visitor enters the county, they know just where they are.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman, along with others, have been designing signs to place at different entrances to the county.
    Three signs have been put up so far and each has a quilt square on the back, with a name to represent the area where the sign is placed.

  • Plans for center in Monterey progressing

    With a board of directors in place, the dream of a Monterey community center could soon become a reality.
    Doreen McElroy, a member of the community center’s management team, said the board of directors has begun meeting once a week. Following the board meeting, members of the management team then carry out what they discussed.
    The board of directors includes McElroy, Kit Isom, Josey Hazlett, Monterey Mayor Dennis Atha, Jerry Jones and Lee Searce.

  • Treasure hunt begins

    Each August, thousands of dedicated bargain hunters in search of a treasure make their way through the strip of U.S. Route 127 that winds through Owen County.
    For four days, despite the high temperatures, they park on the side of the road and begin digging. Antique glassware, linens, records, jewelry, farm equipment — you name it and they’ll buy it.
    Most Owen countians are no stranger to the 127 Yard Sale, including Greg Estes, who found the treasure of a lifetime right in his hometown during last year’s sale.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: July 27, 2011

    This week: 281 • Last week: 293
    Last year: 499

    Compared to the previous sale: slaughter cows steady to $2 higher; slaughter bulls $3-$4 lower; feeder steers and heifers mostly $4 to $8 lower on calves; and over 600 lb. steady to $2 higher. Heat indexes of over 105 reduces demand for calves, especially fleshy offerings.

  • Military service: Brant McIntosh

  • New faces at Owen Co. High School

    James “Eddie” Buchanan is originally from Greenville. He is a 2009 graduate of Centre College in Danville with a bachelor of arts in philosophy and a minor in chemistry. Buchanan has sent the last two years pursuing his master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the Teach Kentucky program. In his spare time, Buchanan enjoys playing golf and cooking.
    Buchanan currently resides in Louisville.

  • Church News for July 27, 2011

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Bro. Steve delivered God’s message titled “Reasons Baptists Reject Alcohol.” It reminded us all of the effects that alcohol has on the present and the future generations.
    This Thursday, the kids and youth will be going to Atlantis Water Park for a day of fun and Bible study. Contact Andrea for more information or to get a ride.
    Be in prayer for the sick and for each other. God bless you this week and our churches in Owen County.
    The doors of Beech Grove are always open to you.