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Today's News

  • UPDATED: Man and daughter injured in Friday night shooting

     The suspect in a Friday night altercation remains at large after allegedly shooting a man and his daughter at their home on Old Columbus Road.

    Kentucky State Police received a call at 11:18 p.m., after Derrick Mays Thomas, 23, of Mt. Sterling, allegedly arrived at 2060 Old Columbus Rd., where an altercation between he and James Neal, 54, of Owenton, took place. 

  • Remembering Verna Kathryn Payne, 1916-2017

      Her slight frame suggested fragility, yet beneath a delicate outward appearance was an undeniable strength of character and indefatigable spirit that inspired those who came to know and love Verna Kathryn Kemper Payne. 

  • We don’t need to shuffle public money into private pockets to improve education

     insider louisville 

    The GOP-dominated Kentucky General Assembly is poised to transform the state’s public education system into a lucrative private investment opportunity with several new bills.

    House Bill 103, sponsored by Republicans Phil Moffett and Wesley Morgan, would allow private entities to skim state revenues from so-called “public charter schools” for their own profit.

  • Looking Back | Feb. 15, 2017

    5 years ago

    Feb. 15, 2012

    City council agrees to drop fourth-class bid

     

    Owenton Mayor Doug West’s decision to trash a bill to make Owenton a fourth-class city was met with applause from approximately 56 people who attended the Feb. 7 city council meeting.

  • Owen District Court | Feb. 15, 2017

    Feb. 10, 2017 

     

    Clifton Bass, theft by deception, contempt of court, pleaded guilty, restitution, fees and costs.

    Jerid Burford, 1982, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 17.

  • At the Library | Feb. 15, 2017

     Active Games

    Hula hoops, jump ropes and organized games to get you on your feet and moving. Fun for grades 3-8, 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. 

    Home School Program — South of the Border

  • Spring-like weather is just plain weird

     Here we are in mid-February, and we haven’t had two full weeks of winter weather and that was stretched out in one or two-day increments. Basketball season is already talking about the final tournaments and golf is taking up most of the sports programs on TV throughout the weekends. 

  • Regular season drawing to a close

    The regular season is winding down for the Owen County Rebels. 

    The Rebels played three games last week. They were on the road last Tuesday night where they fell 65-43 to North Oldham. The win snapped a four-game losing streak against the Rebels for the Mustangs. Owen County kept things close early before North Oldham pulled away in the second and third quarters. 

  • Livestock Market Report

     Feb. 8, 2017

     

    Cattle Receipts: 325

    Last Week: 803

    Last Year: 228

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold steady- $2 lower, heifers steady-  $1 lower, slaughter cows $1-$2 higher, bulls steady on a very light test.

  • Establishment and first-year management of novel endophyte tall fescue

    by Steve Musen

    Tall fescue, specifically Kentucky 31, is a cool-season grass that is widely grown throughout Kentucky and the eastern United States because it is resistant to many unfavorable conditions including drought tolerance and insect resistance. However, the very reason for its resiliency is also its Achilles heel. It contains a harmful fungal endophyte that causes fescue toxicosis in cattle and horses. Affected animals get sick, have reduced weight gains, reproductive problems and other issues.