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Today's News

  • Birth announcements: Austin James Bray and Acacia LeVaugh Howard

    The descendants of Joan (Jim) Glass recently increased by two.
    On June 17, 2013, daughter Meghan gave birth to Austin James Bray. He weighed 3 pounds and 8 ounces and is doing well.
    On Friday, June 21, Robin’s daughter Erica gave birth to her second child Acacia LeVaugh Howard. She weighed 7 pounds and eight ounces.
     

  • Owenton Livestock report: Oct. 16, 2013

    Oct. 16, 2013
    Oct. 16 receipts: 676 • Oct. 9: 713 • Last year: 844
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers mostly steady except 600-700 lbs. $2-$3 higher. Heifers mostly steady except 600-700 lbs. $1-$2 higher. Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $171-179; 400-500 lbs.  $169-175; 500-600 lbs.  $155-169, including 21 head (black) 522 lbs. $167; 600-700 lbs.  $143-161 including 38 head (black) 613 lbs.  $160; 700-800 lbs.  $145.

  • Fan Fair Quilt Show continues through Saturday

    The Owen County Fan Fair brings to you the Second Annual Quilt Show through Saturday.  The quilt show is free and open to the public.  It is located at the Owen County Extension Office and runs in conjunction with the Owen County Fan Fair. 
    The hours of operation through through Friday are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    There will be over 200 quilted items on display.

  • Community events: Oct. 9, 2013

    Owen fiscal court changes meeting day, time

    The regular meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court has been moved from Tuesday, Oct. 8 to Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Owen County Courthouse courtroom.
    Shut down closes doors on conservation district

    Due to the federal government shutdown, the staff of the conservation district is unable to enter the building.
    If you need to contact the district with any questions email occonservation@myblc.me or contact Ken Smith at 502-682-5172.
    New Horizons clinic to hold diabetes program

  • Owen County District Court - June 21, 2013

    Ricky Greene Jr., 1982, contempt of court, pay $225 by June 28 or bench warrant, then $75 each month.
    Leah House, 1974, second-degree assault, appointed plea agreement, preliminary hearing set for June 28.
    Ura W. Wright, 1952, probation violation, admitted, credit time served.

  • Friends of Gratz school meet

    A few longtime friends with connections to the old one-room school at Gratz gathered at the Smith House Saturday for dinner and remembering. The group hopes to organize a reunion in the fall for the school and community friends.
     

  • Owenton Livestock Report - June 19, 2013

    This week: 445 • June 12: 403
    Last year: 289
    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers steady were to $2 higher and heifers steady to $1 higher.
    Slaughter cows sold steady to $1 lower and bulls were not tested.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 400-500 lbs.  $145-155; 500-600 lbs.  $136-139; 600-700 lbs.  $135-141; 700-800 lbs.  $128-134; 800-900 lbs.  $123-126 including 30 mixed at 881 lbs.  $124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $116.

  • NASCAR Nation focuses on Kentucky this week

    NASCAR is coming back to Kentucky.
    The Kentucky Speedway will be the place to be this weekend as fans will descend upon Sparta for three races beginning on Thursday night.
    The first race of the weekend will be the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225.
    Matt Crafton will come to Sparta as the points leader. He is 23 points ahead of Jeb Burton, who won the Winstar World Casino 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway June 7.

  • Ten things to watch for this week in Sparta

    01 Austin Dillon has to be looking forward to his return trip to Kentucky Speedway. Dillon has not captured the checkered flag since winning both Nationwide Series events last year at the track. Like Dillon, James Buescher is also excited about his return to Kentucky. Buescher also won both Camping World Truck Series races last year in Sparta but has yet to reach victory lane since.

    02 If Dillon does win on Friday night he would match Joey Logano as the only driver to win the Nationwide Series event three straight times. Logano won the race from 2008 thru 2010.

  • Owen Co. athletic director earns special recognition

    The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association recently announced Owen County High School Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman has been recognized by NIAAA as a certified athletic administrator.
    To earn this distinction, Wesselman demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.