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Today's News

  • Time for another piece of paradise

    It’s almost fair time again in Owen County, which likely means the coming week will bring back many fond memories for me.
    Throughout my entire life, my dad has owned and operated his own business. While most people are beginning to wind down from a day of work at 5 p.m., sometimes it seemed like dad would just be gearing up for work. During the summer months it was come home, gobble down supper and head straight to the tobacco field or garden.

  • Wait is over

    When Kentucky Speedway opened in 2000, the goal was to host a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On Saturday night the dream will be realized.
    The inaugural Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday to a sold-out crowd of 107,000 racing fans in the grandstands.
    Other fans will take in the race from the extended exterior and interior campgrounds.

  • Track team announces winners

    The Owen County track team has handed out its awards for the 2011 season.
    This year’s MVPs were Danielle Hoop and Collin Trammel.
    The Rookies of the Year awards went to Paul Banks, Collin Trammel, Andi Wash and Andrea Burford. Bobbie Mingie and Kaylynn Workman were each chosen for the 110 Percent Award.
    The Most Improved Award went to Darian Polley and Rachel Dauwe. Hoop and Burford, along with Ben Allen and Ashley Byers, were recognized for their work in the classroom with the 4.0 Award.

  • Mason family holds reunion

  • The big payoff

    The Owen County Adult Learning Center Class of 2011 celebrated its accomplishments June 26 at the Owen County Extension Building.
    The graduates represent a broad cross section of people in the community. They range in age from 17 to 56. But they all have dreams to fulfill and stories to tell.
    The ceremonies began with a welcome from Veronica Gayle, director for adult education.
    She expressed heart-felt thanks for the support shown by the audience for the students represented on this great occasion.

  • Nominations for county-committee election now being accepted

    Acreage reports are required for many Farm Service Agency programs. Acreage reports are needed to maintain eligibility for the Noninsured Crop Assistance Program and the Conservation Reserve Program.
     The final date to report all crops, except small grains and certain NAP crops, is July 15.

  • Clean ideas: Keep up with grime

    A grungy bathroom is not only unpleasant to look at, it’s also a breeding ground for germs, mold and mildew. Here are 12 tips to help keep the bathroom clean and sparkling on a daily basis. For a family with members with asthma, many of these best practices will help keep mold and mildew — which can trigger an asthma or allergy attack —under control.
    1. Use the bathroom fan: It can help remove the moisture that causes mold and mildew. Vacuum the vents regularly to remove any dust that might inhibit the fan’s effectiveness.

  • Kelly-Herring

    We would like to announce the upcoming wedding of Amy Kelly and Gary Herring. She is the daughter of Robert and Belinda Kelly. He is the son of Alfa Bowling and Marshall Bowling. They will be united at noon July 16, 2011, at Owenton Church of Christ. All friends and family are invited.

  • Hispanic and female farmers may be part of settlement

    If you are a female farmer or rancher or a Hispanic farmer or rancher and you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because of your gender or race, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. “We want all producers in Kentucky who may be eligible to have the opportunity to participate in this claims process,” said John W. McCauley, Kentucky Farm Service Agency state executive director.

  • A crowning achievement

    Marlee Lathrem won 2011 Pre-Teen Gallatin County June 22. She will represent Gallatin County at the Kentucky State Fair Pageant in Louisville this October. She is the 12-year-old daughter of Brian and Rita Lathrem and will be in the seventh grade this year at Maurice Bowling Middle School.