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Today's News

  • Annual event raises hopes

    Although the first sunshine in several days may have hurt attendance, The Fourth Annual Catalyst of Hope/Kentucky PEP Rally will be considered a success because of the many lives it touched.
    “I am incredibly pleased with the turnout, the presentations, and the overall atmosphere of Saturday’s event,” organizer Patti Clark said. “While we would have liked to have had a larger crowd, we understood there were many other activities going on and it was the first pretty day of spring.”

  • Judicial center on the rise

    Despite weather-related setbacks all along, construction leaders at Owen County’s new courthouse facility are hopeful that completion will come during the spring of 2012.
    Construction Superintendent with Codell Construction Taylor Coates said as of Friday construction has been pushed back 60 days since the start date of April 26, 2010 – which ends up being 84 calendar days.
    Nine of those days came from the severe thunderstorms and rain during April.

  • 1,270 names

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since January was officially filed at the Owen County Clerk’s Office Monday afternoon.
    The petition, which included at least 200 more signatures than needed, was signed by “Citizens for Change and Growth.”

  • Staff, public reacts to budget plans

    As the Owen County School Board continued their budget battle Monday, the board gave the public a chance to respond to some recent decisions.
    Those wishing to speak to the board concerning an issue were asked to sign up to do so and were each allotted three minutes to address the board.
    Owen County Primary School’s Media Specialist Mindy Green addressed the board. Her position took a 10-day reduction and she requested that the board think of her next year when they’re making more budget decisions.

  • Owen County Livestock Report for April 27, 2011

    April 20, 2011

    Wednesday receipts: 841
    For the week: 1,009
    Last week: 640
    Last year: 1,033

    Compared to the previous Wednesday: Slaughter cows and bulls $1 to $2 higher. Feeder steers $2 to $3 lower. Feeder heifers $1 to $3 higher, except 500-600 lbs. fully, $4 lower.

  • Farm Service News with Claudia Baney:Corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base sign-ups continue

  • Agriculture News with Kim Strohmeier: Practice proper pasture planning

    Farmers who raise livestock; whether cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage farmers as well. Increased use of forage reduces feed costs and increases potential yield per animal; to some extent, it is an input that a farmer can manage himself to minimize concentrate purchases.

  • Church News for April 27, 2011

    Elk Lick Baptist

  • Owen relay teams smashing school records

    The Owen County High School boys’ relay teams have been having a great season so far in 2011.
    At a recent meet in Grant County, they were not just good, they were record breaking.
    Paul Banks, Collin Trammel, Bobby Mingie and Darian Polley make up both the 4x100 meter and the 4x200-meter teams.
    Both teams finished first at Grant County.
    Their time of 46.45 in the 4x100-meter was good for a new school record as was their time of 1:37 in the 4x200-meter relay.

  • More honors for Rianna Gayheart

    The post-season honors continue to pile up for Owen County High School junior Rianna Gayheart.
    The Lady Rebel guard had already been named Eighth Region Player of the Year.
    Last week, she received more recognition.
    She was named honorable mention All State by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
    Gayheart was also selected to play for the Kentucky Junior All Stars.
    Her team will be taking on the Kentucky Senior All-Star team the week before the seniors play the Indiana Senior All Stars.