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Today's News

  • Looking Back | Dec. 7

    Dec. 7, 2011
    5 years ago
    Memory of lost friend will help others live

    Saying goodbye to a friend hasn’t been easy for many Owen County High Scool students, but they are determined to keep her memory alive in all school activites.
    The Owen County High School National Honor Society, in partnerhisp with the Kentucky Blood Center, will hold its second blood drive of the school year Monday, in memory of senior Rebekah Gaines who died Oct. 16.

  • Students raise over $1K to benefit Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Let the Christmas decorating commence

    We’re in the dead zone, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone is staying home to clean, decorate and shop for Christmas gifts. Teri was coming Monday to help me do the decorating. I usually have all that done by now, but somehow, it gets harder and harder to get in the mood.

  • At the Library | Dec. 7, 2016

    Christmas Back in Time
     Make traditional ornaments to decorate your tree as well as popcorn garlands, paper chains, and orange pomanders. All supplies provided. The evening will be from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).  
     Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts, and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Homeschool Program

  • Rebels win season opener against Western Hills

    The Owen County Rebels opened up the season at home on Tuesday night the same way they have opened up the five previous seasons. They played and defeated Western Hills.
    The Rebels welcomed the Wolverines to Owenton and proved to be ungracious hosts as they sent them back to Frankfort with a 68-48 loss. An Austin Fitzgerald three-pointer just ahead of the halftime buzzer gave Owen County a 24-21 lead heading into the locker room.

  • Lady Rebels 3-0 to start season

    The Owen County Lady Rebels are 3-0 to start the season. It is the first time since 2012 the team has begun by winning their first three games.
    The Lady Rebels opened the season last Monday on the road at Eminence. Behind 25 points and 12 rebounds from Alex Clifton, the team rolled to a 63-38 win over the Lady Warriors. It is the third straight season Owen County has opened the season against Eminence and won.
    Molly Gamble chipped in with 17 points and six rebounds while Haley Young added eight points and Destiny Young five points.

  • Livestock Market Report | Dec. 7, 2016

    Nov. 30, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 815
    Last week: 418
    Last year: 879

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $3-$6 higher, heifers $3-$6, some $6-$7 higher on a high demand, slaughter cows and bulls $2 lower.

    Feeders: 749
    Slaughter: 53
    Replacements: 13

  • Mistletoe: From Tree Thief to Holiday Tradition

    by Steve Musen

  • Starlings one of the most numerous species in North America

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • Poverty still darkens lives of Kentucky kids, carries stigma

    by deborah yetter
    The Courier-Journal
    Struggling to provide for themselves and their growing family, George and Katrina Ellis found themselves on the brink of homelessness several years ago when they lost their rental home and couldn’t find another they could afford.
    “We never in a million years thought it would happen to us,” Katrina Ellis said.