Today's News

  • A Milestone Victory

    His first win came Dec. 2, 2005. That night, Owen County won at Williamstown, 48-40.
    Friday night, Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne picked up win number 100 as Owen County defeated Oldham County, 81-70, in Owenton.
    “It’s a nice milestone to accomplish in six years,” Osborne said.
    The Lady Rebels played their best game of the year Friday night as four players reached double figures.

  • Owen County livestock report

    Feb. 2, 2011

    Compared to the previous sale: Weaker undertone on slaughter cows. Slaughter bulls not tested. Feeder cattle steady to $2 lower on light supplies. Heavy rainfall and high winds curtailed receipts.
    Slaughter cows were 5 percent of the supply: slaughter bulls 0 percent; replacement cows 3 percent; and feeders 92 percent. The feeder supply included 31-percent steers, 28-percent heifers and 29-percent feeder bulls. 41 percent of the supply weighed over 600  lb.

  • Discover origins of fruits and vegetables

    We often associate certain foods with different countries. Spaghetti is Italian, tacos are Mexican, and what could be more American than apple pie?
    Did you know the very first apples ever eaten grew several thousand years ago in fertile land south of the Black Sea?
    The history and origins of different fruits and vegetables are as interesting and unique as their taste.

  • Winter gardening tips are available

    Upcoming meetings for farmers
    Winter Gardening — at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Owen County Public Library. Investigate ideas on how to extend your landscape season through the winter.
    Profit With Produce — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at at the Capstone Produce Market in Campbellsburg. Morning program will be on vegetable production practices and afternoon program focuses on food safety and marketing.

  • Owen County Elementary School honor roll

    Super Honor Roll

  • State recognizes bicentennial anniversary of massive New Madrid earthquake

    By David Lilly
    Owen County Emergency Services

  • Giles was a great member of community

    While shopping at Walmart last Wednesday, I ran into several Monterey folks who I hadn’t seen for some time including Martha Bee and Gary Brock.
    I saw Gary in October at the Monterey Fair, but I can’t tell you the last time I saw Martha Bee. She looked great and it was so nice to see her out and about.
    I also ran into Susie Ballard. We chatted for a minute, too. I was telling her what a great time she missed out on by not joining us for the tubing adventure. I told her that I am looking forward to joining them all again in the future.

  • Cable-Nicholson wedding

    April Sams and Craig Cable would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their mother, Annette Cable, of Owenton, to Patrick Nicholson of Frankfort. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 14, 2011, at Richland Baptist Church in Hesler.
    It is the bride’s wish that donations be made to Richland Baptist Church in lieu of wedding gifts.
    Friends are welcome. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us.

  • Tucker Nelijah Thomas

    Tucker Nelijah Thomas was born at 10:45 a.m., Jan. 12, 2011, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-inches long.
    He is the son of Capt. Daniel and Katie Thomas of Fort Rucker, Ala.
    He is the maternal grandson of Tim and Lee McIntosh of Owenton and Greg Cope of Danville; the paternal grandson of Denise and the late Denny Thomas of Dry Ridge; the maternal great-grandson of Tommy and Rachel Sharp; the paternal great-grandson of the late Rosemary Urk; and the maternal great-great-grandson of Mildred Acree.

  • Youth hit the slopes

    Eleven Owen County 4-H teens took a trip to Perfect North Slopes for a day of play in the snow Jan. 29. Some tried their hand at skiing and some went tubing. The 4-H’ers who went skiing include (from left to right) Travis Hearne, Clayton Wilson, Morgan Walker, Courtney Waldrop, Olivia Karsner, Kenneth Bays, and Blake Wolford.Tackling the tubes together were (from left to right) Ashley Smith, Kaity Smith, Cortney Wainscott, Olivia Karsner, Kenneth Bays, Kylee Hearne, and Blake Wolford.