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Today's News

  • Making the spring bloom a successful one for trees, plants

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I have no complaints about plant performance this spring. But, it seems some gardeners are still stumped by their under-performing plants. Why plants fail to thrive is a hard question to answer, of course, because a great many things factor into poor performance, lack of bloom or die back.

  • OCHS to host Ky. Lions All-Star Classic

    LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission announced today that the Kentucky Lions All-Star Classic, which annually matches the top Kentucky high school basketball players against the best in Indiana, is hosting two exhibitions the night of Thursday June 9th at 6:30 pm. The Kentucky Girls All-Stars will scrimmage at Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown, while the Boys All-Stars will scrimmage at Owen County High School in Owenton. General Admission Tickets are $8 and open to the public.

  • Owen Electric sets natural gas-fueled generator to supplement power supply

    BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    In its continued commitment to provide members with safe, reliable and affordable energy, Owen Electric Cooperative has partnered with Harshaw Trane to construct a 2 MW (megawatt) natural gas generation facility.

    Excavators broke ground in March, preparing the foundation of the new facility set by crane Tuesday morning. The unit consists of a single, enclosed Caterpillar Model G3516H natural gas-fueled, 1988 kW generator; it is located adjacent to the headquarters building.

  • Using portable ladders safely

    BY JUDY HETTERMAN
    Owen Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 180,000 ladder-related injuries get treated in hospital emergency departments each year. Here are important procedures to follow to prevent injuries when using ladders.

  • Dunaway, McDonald sign letters of intent

    The Owen County Rebels and the community celebrated an outstanding season on Thursday night at Floyd Gritton Gymnasium. Part of the festivities included two more members of this year’s squad signing national letters of intent to play basketball next season in college.

  • Pesky raindrops keep falling on their heads

    Rain has played havoc with the Owen County baseball and softball teams this spring. While the Lady Rebels were not able to get on the field last week, the baseball team was able to play Saturday in Frankfort.

    The Rebels traveled to Frankfort where they played games against Franklin County and Scott County. Against the Flyers, Michael Dunaway tossed six strong innings, striking out nine as the Rebels won 8-3. Dunaway also helped his own cause with a pair of hits in the game. His first hit drove in two runs during the first inning.

  • Lady Rebels win Two Rivers Invitational

    The Owen County track team competed in their final regular season meet on Friday night in Carrollton. They teams took part in the Two Rivers Invitational hosted by Carroll County.

    The Lady Rebels would win the girls meet as they finished ahead of Grant County, Carroll County and Frankfort. Owen County finished with 190 points while the Lady Braves were second with 102 points.

  • Rebels earn honors for academic achievements

    Fourteen members of the Owen County boys basketball team have been recognized for their work in the classroom.

    Seven members have been named KHSAA Academic First Team All-State for maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Those members are Grant Cobb, Wyatt Cole, Michael Dunaway, Blaine Forsee, Chad McDonald, Josh Spaulding and Carson Williams.

  • We are truly as sick as our deepest, darkest secrets but God can heal us

    When my oldest daughter was 4 or 5 we were riding with my mom and Alison blurted out, “Grandma, want to know a family secret?”

    I sat in the passenger seat frozen, not sure what my daughter was about to say.

    “It’s like Dad wearing Mom’s underwear,” Alison said.

    It was one of those moments when you feel obligated to explain, but you sure as heck don’t want to because no matter what you say your mom will still think you’re an imbecile -- or worse.

  • Suspect with only 1 eye and 1 ear doesn't wear glasses

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Dreaming of lives filled with excitement, three good ol’ boys decided to apply to become police officers. Part of the interview process involved an exercise in observation, led by a rather ill-tempered sergeant.

    The sergeant held up a photograph of a suspect for 5 second, put it away, and then asked the first of the fellows what he observed about the suspect that would help to apprehend him.

    “That’s easy,” the fellow said. “He had only one eye.”