Today's News

  • County putting final touches on new budget

    Fuel prices fluctuating and pricey utility bills were just two of the issues the Owen County Fiscal Court faced while planning for the 2011-12 budget.
    The first reading of the budget was held during the May 10 fiscal court meeting.
    The budget has been sent to the Kentucky Department of Local Government, which approved it. A second reading of the budget ordinance is expected to take place June 14.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said this year’s budget was tougher to balance than the 2010-11 budget, due to a decline in revenue.

  • A survivor’s tale

    Mother, school librarian, wedding planner and Relay for Life committee member – nothing could stop Denise Perkins during her battle with breast cancer.
    In October of 2007, Perkins found a lump in one of her breasts. In January of 2008, she was officially diagnosed with breast cancer.
    Although frightened at first, Perkins thought she discovered the cancer early because she always made sure to check for lumps.

  • Farm Service News with Claudia Baney: Deadline to sign up for 2011 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments

    Sign up for the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for producers with corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat bases by June 1.
    Producers are encouraged to visit the Farm Service Center to complete their 2011 DCP contract.
    USDA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Eligible producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.

  • Owenton livestock report

    Compared to the previous Wednesday sale, slaughter cows were $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls steady to $1 higher; and feeder steers and heifers $1 to $5 lower, full decline on calves under 700 lb.
    Slaughter cows were 12 percent of the supply, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows 2 percent and feeders 82 percent. The feeder supply included 27-percent steers, 27-percent heifers and 17-percent feeder bulls. Forty-one percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • New middle-school royalty

  • Osborne selected for leadership program

    Danny Osborne, principal of Owen County High School, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who will receive executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.
    Osborne’s participation in the Leadership Institute for School Principals pilot program is sponsored by a generous contribution from North American Stainless.

  • Owen County’s Adkins to represent Kentucky at National Bible Drills

    Autumn Adkins will be representing Kentucky in Birmingham, Ala., June 24 in the Southern Baptist Bible Drill Competition.
    She passed the church and association drills to qualify for the state drills held in Elizabethtown in April.
    She maintained a perfect score the first drill at the state level and was called back for the next two rounds.
    In the final round, she scored perfect again with enough bonus points for stepping up first or second to win.
    Adkins has participated a total of six years in youth and children’s Bible drills.

  • Youth soccer league begins to wind down

    Under 8 • May 10
    Wildcats – 7 vs. Team Dynamite – 3
    The Wildcats began the match sluggishly and found themselves behind on goals early in the match.
    Caden Hedger rose to the challenge and powered home a goal, which helped get the Wildcats on the board.
    Caleb Dye scored a goal in the second quarter and Cody Anderson powered home a goal late in the second quarter.
    At the half, the score was tied at three goals apiece.

  • Lady Rebels roll through week

    The Owen County High School softball team was busy last week. Starting Tuesday of last week, the Lady Rebels played four games in four days.
    After dropping a 2-1 decision to Holmes, the team bounced back to win the final three games. On Wednesday, the Lady Rebels defeated Shelby County, 9-2. They continued the theme of scoring nine runs during the next two games as well. The Lady Rebels knocked off Frankfort Thursday, 9-1, and Eminence Friday by the same score, 9-1.
    The wins improve Owen County to 13-11 on the season.

  • Rebels drop pair on the diamond

    The Owen County High School baseball team had a tough week. The team played twice, dropping both contests. The team lost to Grant County, 11-1, and Trimble County, 3-1.
    The lone run in the Grant County game came on a homerun by Travis Hearne. For Hearne, it was his first long ball of the season. The loss to Trimble County came in the NCKC Tournament.
    The Rebels will wrap up the regular season this week with a pair of home games. Owen County will host Eminence Thursday and Villa Madonna Friday.