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Today's News

  • Turkeys have a long, rich American history

    In 1782 the bald eagle was chosen as the centerpiece for the great seal of the United States. The following year, Benjamin Franklin declared that the artistic rendition of the eagle looked more like a turkey, which he postulated would have been a better choice as an American symbol.
    In a letter to his daughter, Franklin wrote: “Others object to the bald eagle as looking too much a dindon, or turkey. For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country.”

  • Looking Back | Nov. 23, 2016

    Nov. 23, 2011
    5 years ago
    Cause to Celebrate

    Following a keynote address by Dr. James Henning at the 11th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce dinner Monday, awards were given to outstanding business person of the year, outstanding business of the year and the latest addition the Owen County Retired Teacher’s Association Wall of Fame.

  • Santa Claus returns to Owenton Dec. 4

    The Owen County Christmas Parade will be held this year on Sunday, Dec. 4.
    The theme this year will be “A Storybook Christmas.” There will be three categories for the floats: wagon/trailer (large), truck bed and utility vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.)
    First place prize for wagon/trailer is $200, second place $150. First place for truck bed is $100, second place $50. First place for utility vehicles is $75, second place $50.

  • Extension office offers tips for great turkey

    by Judy Hetterman

  • At the Library | Nov. 23, 2016

    Adult Exercise
    Come to the library to follow Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds fitness DVD. This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results, beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 25.
    Suitable for all skill levels, come join us at 10:30 a.m. for a yoga class that includes breathing exercises, yoga poses and relaxation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel or exercise mat.
    Personal Medicare Review or Enrollment

  • Community Events | Nov. 23, 2016

    All Pro Dad Breakfast will be Nov. 30
    All Pro Dad Breakfast at MBMS will be from 7:45-8:15 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. All parents of MBMS students are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Becky Mefford at YSC Coordinator at (502) 484-4017 or becky.mefford@owen.kyschools.us
    Santa’s Castle Dec. 3

  • Runnin’ Rebels tip off new season Tuesday

    A new basketball season will tip-off in Owenton on Tuesday night. The Rebels open up the 2016-2017 campaign against Eminence.
    Owen County is coming off a historic season that saw the Rebels finish 29-4. They won their second straight 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic and advanced to the semifinals of the State Tournament. The Rebels captured their fifth straight 31st District title before being knocked out of the 8th Region Tournament by the eventual champion South Oldham.

  • Lady Rebels begin new season at Eminence Monday

    The Owen County Lady Rebels enter the 2016-2017 season in a position they have not been in since 2012. They will begin the new campaign as the defending 31st District champs.
    The Lady Rebels start the new season on Monday night on the road at Eminence. They will be at home for the first time on Dec. 1 against Williamstown.

  • In season
  • Livestock Market Report | Nov. 23, 2016

    Nov. 16, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 702
    Last week: 554
    Last year: 481

    Feeder steers and heifers sold $2.00-$4.00 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2.00-$3.00 lower.

    Feeders: 623
    Slaughter: 79
    Replacements: 0

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 47 percent steers, 35 percent heifers, and 18 percent bulls. Near 35 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.