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Today's News

  • At the Library | March 29, 2017

    Remember to enter our first ever photo contest. Use a smartphone or camera (old or new), submit photos that are touched, untouched or retouched -- anything! There are two age categories under 18 and 18 and over.
    Submit up to two JPEG images as an email attachment to jchancery.ocpl@gmail.com any time between now and May 1.
    Include your name, age, contact phone number and/or email address. You will receive an email reply when we receive your photos. If you do not get a reply please try again or call Jennifer at the library.

  • Monterey native now a computer ‘genius’

    March must be the longest month of the year. It seems like it has gone on for forever, and it didn’t end well. UK got beat Sunday, so basketball is over for me until next November. Ann has discovered basketball this season, but unlike me, she likes to watch all the games. She will continue with the tournament till the very end. I, on the other hand, will now devote my weekends to golf.

  • Farm Bureau publishes children’s book

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit Mid-America, has published a book by Kentucky artist and author, Mitchell Tolle titled The Most Wonderful Dream.

  • Clark named superintendent of Owenton-based operations

    LEXINGTON -- Kentucky American Water announced the appointment of Nathan Clark as superintendent of operations for the company’s northern division, based in Owenton. In this position, Clark will oversee Kentucky American Water’s water and wastewater operations in Franklin, Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties.

  • Registration open for 4-H Natural Resource Academy

    by jessi williams
    Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    Young people interested in the environment, science, or the outdoors may want to apply to be a scholar in the 4-H Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences Academy.
    The three-year program is designed to teach 4-H’ers beginning middle school about the environment around them. The academy, which began as a pilot project in Eastern Kentucky, is now offered statewide.

  • Beans and peas for a well-stocked pantry

    by Judy Hetterman

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Science

  • Softball team runners up Lady Wolverine Classic

    by brian blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    It was a successful weekend of softball for the Owen County Lady Rebels.
    The team headed to Frankfort on Friday evening for their first game in the Lady Wolverine Classic. Owen County took on Fern Creek in the opener and was able to defeat the Tigers 7-6. Blair Harris scored two runs while Kaitlyn Parker drove in a pair of runs. Kaitlyn Gabbard had a couple of hits in the game and drove in the winning run.

  • Baseball team defeats Eminence

    by brian blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    The Owen County baseball team earned its first win of the 2017 season last week.
    The Rebels hosted Eminence on Thursday night at Dunavent Field. Austin Fitzgerald scored three runs and drove in another as Owen County knocked off the Warriors 9-3.
    Grant McMillen and Nolan Tackett each drove in a pair of runs while Kirby Young and Jordan Willhoite scored twice.

  • Track teams compete at Boone Co. Invitational

    The Owen County track teams spent Friday night in Florence competing in the Boone County Invitational.

  • Livestock Market Report | March 29, 2017

    March 22, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 843
    Last week: 709
    Last year: 1,028
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $4-$6 higher, heifers $1-$2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2 higher.
    Feeders: 712
    Slaughter: 96
    Replacements: 35
    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacement cows 4 percent, other cows 0 percent, and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 46 percent steers, 39 percent heifers, and 15 percent bulls. Near 44 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.