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Today's News

  • School officials call ACT results ‘promising’

    Owen County High School recently received its ACT standardized test results and saw its highest scores since 2008, when it became a requirement for 11th-graders to take it.
    The students’ average composite score was slightly below the state’s average. The state’s average is 18.8, while OCHS scored 18.6.
    The local district’s average on reading scores was 19.1, slightly better than the state’s 19, and Owen County tied with the state average in science at 19.

  • Following in fire-fighting footsteps

    Ranging in ages from 11 to 18, the junior firefighters worked to get on their gear as quickly as possible during their monthly training session last week, each hoping that one day they will become certified firefighters.
    Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney said Owen County has had a junior firefighter program for years, but the state has just recently set up rules and regulations for the young men, who he said are the future of Owen County’s many volunteer fire departments.

  • 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.