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Today's News

  • Community Events

    Zumba for the Cure
    During the month of May, The Sisters Act Relay for Life team will be holding Zumba classes 6:30–7:30 p.m. Fridays at Monterey Baptist Church Fellowship Center. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Try a different form of exercise and support a great cause. 
    For more info, contact Teresa Swigert at 484-2726. 

  • A grand old party

    The annual grand march prior to the Owen County High School Prom was held Saturday night at the gym. Here are some moments from the event:

  • Owen County teen riding a wave of success

    Bernie Engleman may be new to kayaking, but the 14-year-old middle school student is already paddling the white-waters like an old pro.
    Engleman’s quickly-learned skills recently won him a free kayak when he finished first in his division of 14-and-under at the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Freestyle Shootout.
    It all started in 2008 when Engleman’s dad bought kayaks for the family at Canoe Kentucky in Frankfort — Bernie then began learning the basic moves and strokes of kayaking.
    Bernie received a day’s worth of instruction from an American Canoe Association instructor.

  • Students take care of a growing concern

    If you take a look at downtown Owenton, you’re sure to see the handwork of the Owen County High School’s greenhouse technology class.
    The class has worked nearly all school year to bring flowers and vegetable plants to Owen countians, and the FFA recently donated their time and materials to barrels downtown.
    OCHS Agriculture teacher Daniel Bustle said the class has been working on some plants since November and have started plants accordingly.

  • Owen residents aim for truckload of storm relief

    A truckload of help will be leaving Owen County Friday morning.
    In the wake of historic flooding and devastating storms that crossed over the South, volunteers from Owen County will lend a helping hand and are organizing a truckload of relief for Alabama residents affected by a series of tornadoes across the state.
    Kitty Cammack, one of the key organizers of the donation drive, said this year’s efforts has roots in 2005 and Hurricane Katrina.

  • Cutbacks at city hall

  • Clouds break, soccer players take the field

    The beautiful weather over the weekend allowed the Owen County Youth Soccer League its first full weekend of play. All teams were in action this weekend for the first time all season.
    The league consists of 6 U6 teams, 4 U8 teams, 2 U10 mixed teams, 1 U10 girls team and 1 U12 mixed team.
     
    U8
    Team Dynamite – 4 vs. Rebels – 1

  • Owen workers to aid Alabama storm victims

    Several Owen Electric Cooperative crewmen headed out early Friday morning to Alabama to aid an electric co-op with power restoration in the wake of devastating storms last week.
    Nine men, including a mechanic, construction supervisor, foremen and linemen, took five trucks to Arab, Ala., to help Arab Electric Cooperative recover from the tornado aftermath. The city of Arab is located in northern Alabama, about one hour north of Birmingham.
    Arab Electric Cooperative serves approximately 15,000 members, most without power since the storms.

  • Owen County Livestock Report for May 4, 2011

    This week: 393
    Last week: 1,009
    Last year: 707
    Compared to the previous Wednesday: slaughter cows $2 to $5 higher; slaughter bulls steady; feeder steers $2 to $4 higher; and feeder heifers steady to $3 higher, except 400-600  lb., $2 to $5 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 8 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 3 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 87 percent. The feeder supply included 35-percent steers, 43-percent heifers and 10-percent feeder bulls. Thirty-five percent of the supply weighed over 600  lb.

  • Jewell-Cannon

    Frances, Bobbie Jo and Cody Ray would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their mother, Billie Ann Jewell, daughter of the late Archie and Stella Gordy, to Donnie Ray Cannon, son of Rachel Cannon and the late Ancil Cannon. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Wheatley Community Center. A reception will follow the wedding. Everyone is invited to attend.