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Today's News

  • One giant step ...

    The economy has caused hardship for many people this year. Lots of people are feeling the crunch in the gas tank, the grocery store, and practically everywhere else. But right now the state of Kentucky is working with Adult Education Centers to help those who need the GED to take the test free.
    Director of Owen County Adult Learning Center Veronica Gayle said education will be even more important in the future.

  • Public health fund has lasting impact on lives of Owen citizens

    Everyone knows that eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise are crucial to a healthy lifestyle. We know that smoking puts us at risk for preventable diseases and that quitting helps lessen those risks. These facts are common knowledge today because of the decades of work local health departments and other public health agencies have done to arm us with the information and resources we need to make healthy choices.

  • Church News for July 20, 2011

    Canby Tabernacle
    Canby Tabernacle is hosting vacation Bible school for ages 5-15 next week from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 25 through July 29.
    For information, call (502) 484-0316.

    Elk Lick Baptist

  • Owenton livestock report

    May 4, 2011
    Receipts: 608
    Last week: 393
    One year ago: 625

    Compared to the previous Wednesday sale, slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher; feeder steers were steady to $3 lower — weights over 700 lb. not well-tested last week; and feeder heifers $1 to $4 higher.

  • Season continues for youth soccer league

    Under 8
    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Team Dynamite – 3 vs. Dynamo – 0
    Playing in the rain, Team Dynamite finished on top, defeating Dynamo. Scoring was evenly spread among Jackson Spurgeon, Tori Lykins and Charlie Bauman.
     
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Wildcats – 3 vs. Rebels – 0

  • Owen runs strong at NCKC meet

    The Owen County track team took part in the NCKC Conference Championships May 3 at Henry County. The team had several outstanding performances on both the boys and girls team.
    Danielle Hoop won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.14 and the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:26.00. She also finished third in the 800-meter run. Haley Decandia finished third in the high jump.

  • Rebels split with Gallatin, Tates Creek

    The Owen County High School baseball team split a pair of games last week.
    The Rebels shutout the Wildcats from Gallatin County Wednesday.
    The 5-0 win extended the Rebels’ winning streak to four games and gave them two wins in 31st District action.
    The streak, however, ended the next day when Tates Creek slid past Owen County, 4-3.
    Owen County opens play in the NCKC Tournament Wednesday against Trimble County.
    They will then play the first of their final three home games of the season Monday, starting against Frankfort.
     

  • Lady Rebels come up short against Walton

    Last Wednesday was a day of mixed results for the Owen County High School softball team.
    The Lady Rebels began play in the NCKC Tournament at home against Trimble County.
    Owen County won the hard-fought contest, 4-3, to set up a match with Walton-Verona immediately after the first game.
    The game was the third meeting between the two schools this season. Owen County won the first, 10-6, at Walton before the Lady Bearcats returned the favor with an 8-6 win at Gallatin County in the All “A” Classic.

  • Special Recognition: Jeff Peak

    Jeffrey Peak was honored as a new CPA at the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants Spring Awards Banquet April 11. The oath of Kentucky CPA was administered by Cheryl Laloned. Peak is the son of Gregg and Suzanne Peak of Owenton; the grandson of Jesse and Evelyn Bourne of Owenton; and the grandson of Hugh and Mable Peak of Shelbyville.
     

  • Special Recognition: Sarah Peak

    Sarah Peak, center, was recognized at the University Scholars Assembly of Eastern Kentucky University April 8 for the top award in the outstanding graduate thesis category. Also pictured are Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik, left, dean of the graduate school, and Dr. Nathan Tice, right, her thesis adviser. She is the daughter of Gregg and Suzanne Peak of Owenton; the granddaughter of Jesse and Evelyn Bourne of Owenton; and the granddaughter of Hugh and Mable Peak of Shelbyville.