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Today's News

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Aug. 24, 2011

    Aug. 24: 443 • Aug. 17: 775
    Last year: 787

    Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were $2 to $4 lower; slaughter bulls $2 lower; and feeder steers and feeder heifers $3 to $6 lower. Least decline on weaned cattle, with fleshy unweaned calves showing most decline.

  • The sign says: Gone fishin’

    Last week while on my stay-at-home vacation, I went fishing.
    For billions of people around the world, that news would be a big fat no big deal because it’s done all the time so ho hum, tell me something I don’t know.
    However, for me going fishing was a big fat very big deal because it was my first time ever.
    At 56, I had never fished before, and for months now I have been wanting to, almost to the point of it being an obsession. I don’t know why I’ve been wanting to fish so badly, only that I have.

  • A great desk job

    Owen County’s Blake Wolford won the woodworking division reserve grand champion and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Dean’s Choice Award at the Kentucky State Fair for his work on this desk.

     

  • Engagement: Gaines-Tate

    Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gaines and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tate of Owenton would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Kathryn Elizabeth Gaines and Matthew Lee Tate. 
    Kathryn is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High and currently attends Midway College. She is employed at the office of attorney Mark R. Cobb. Matt is a 2006 graduate of Owen County High and is an employee of the City of Frankfort. 

  • Engagement: Neil-Sharp

    Tamera Martin and Bill Sharp would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Brandon Sharp, to Samantha Neal, the daughter of Debbie and Marvin Neil of Williamstown.
    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Great Crossing Park in Scott County. A reception will follow.
    Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only. Friends and family are invited.

  • Engagement: Butcher-Tuttle

    Lillian Yvonne Butcher and Albert Tuttle are happy to announce their upcoming marriage at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2011, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 14545 Jonesville Road, Jonesville. A reception will follow at Wheatly Golf Course.

  • Mites have gall to damage plants

  • Win prizes in this year’s Health & Wealth Challenge

    Six habits — six weeks.
    That is the challenge the Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents are giving to everyone in the eight-county northern Kentucky area. Health & Wealth Challenge 2011 runs from Aug. 29 to Oct. 9.

  • Service will mark 9-11 anniversary with special broadcasts

    Ten years after Sept. 11, 2001, we continue to remember the events that changed our country and that took the lives of so many, including those of our fellow first responders.
    In their memory, Rural/Metro Ambulance, which operates in Owen County, will be reading a special tribute over some of its radio systems across the country on Sept. 11.
    Rural/Metro has also purchased commemorative shirts and is allowing employees to wear them in place of their normal uniforms for the week of Sept. 11.

  • Monterey Matters: A reunion and a goodbye

    I hope everyone is looking forward to the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.
    Not only am I looking forward to the Annual Labor Day Atha Family Reunion, I also will be very happy to welcome Kirby home for the weekend as well.
    As many of you already know, Kirby has been enrolled in Bluegrass Challenge in Fort Knox.