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Today's News

  • New Owen transient tax passes fiscal court

    After over a year since the first discussion on a transient room tax, the Owen County Fiscal Court recently held a second reading on an ordinance and put the tax into place.
    The passing of the ordinance means a 3-percent tax will be charged for anyone renting a place to sleep in Owen County.
    According to the ordinance, the tax would include motor courts, motels, hotels, inns or similar accommodations. Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the ordinance would also include campgrounds.

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    March 2, 2011

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers under 600 lb. $1 to $2 higher, over 600 lb. steady; Feeder heifers under 600 lb., $1 to $2 higher, over 600 lb. steady; slaughter cows and slaughter bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lb. $143-150; 400-500 lb. $142-156; 500-600 lb. $133-139; 600-700 lb. $129-133; 700-800 lb. $120-122; 800-900 lb. $114.10; 900-1,000 lb. $109-114.
    Group with 26 head, 904 lb. $113.70 red angus.

  • Start fighting weeds before they grow

    Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning and during mid-March, the game begins. I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden. I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible, so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame-throwing. I’ll explain.

  • This was the worst breakup ever

    When I was 12 I went steady with Paul Minardi.
    He gave me his blue St. Christopher’s medal, which is what boys gave their girlfriends back then, back before St. Christopher was de-sainted.
    I don’t remember how long we went steady, only that he broke up with me and shattered my 12-year-old heart.
    It was the Worst. Breakup. Ever.
    Until the next one, that is.

  • Owen countians always answer country’s call

    It wasn’t until the year 1949 that the United States Air Force became a separate branch of the military. Until then it was known as the Army Air Corps, and it was considered part of the Army.

  • Newspapers bring classrooms alive

    At newspapers and schools across the country this week, a special relationship is being celebrated.
    This week has been declared Newspaper In Education Week and is designed to highlight the long-time service local newspapers have offered schools.
    Under the NIE program, newspapers are delivered to local schools as an educational tool.

  • General Assembly wraps up regular session

     

  • All good things ...

    All good things must come to an end.
    The magic carpet ride that was the 2010-2011 basketball season came to an end Friday night in Warsaw. Anderson County edged Owen County, 47-44, in the Eighth Region Semifinals. The loss ended the season for the Lady Rebels.
    Friday night’s loss was similar to their first-round win March 1, only this time Owen County could not quite get over the hump.

  • Owen emergency official urges preparedness

    Rick Morgan, Owen County EM director,  reminds Owen County residents that Kentucky is declaring March 2011 as Severe Storms Awareness Month, urging all Kentuckians to be prepared for severe weather.  
    If the lights go out, are you prepared?  That is a simple but necessary question that we must all ask ourselves.  
    In the event of a power outage, something as simple as having a flashlight, radio and extra batteries available can make you and your family more comfortable.   

  • By the numbers

    Before a recent game, the Runnin’ Rebels recognized three seniors. While all three sported Rebel uniforms during their introductions, none saw a minute of game action. Danielle Hoop, Kelsey Johnson and Dakoda Trenary each help the team — either with video or keeping stats — and are all valuable members of the team.