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Today's News

  • Let the madness begin

    It is March and that can only mean one thing. It is time for me to once again embarrass myself by making my picks for the NCAA Tournament.

  • Lady Rebels’ leader looks back and forward

    Girls’ basketball in Kentucky came to a close Saturday night in Bowling Green. Rockcastle County defeated Manual to claim its first State Championship.
    The season ended a week earlier for the Owen County Lady Rebels. Despite the disappointment of losing in the Eighth Region Semifinals, the team and the coaching staff have much to be proud of.
    “Great season with 23 wins and a District Championship,” Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne said.

  • Businesses seek info on Sprint Cup’s local impact

    Since its announcement last August, it has been well known in the area that the Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County will be hosting its first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race July 9. What effect it will have on its neighboring county from the southwest, however, has been up for debate.

  • Owenton Livestock Report - Feb. 19, 2014

    Feb. 12 receipts: 609 • Feb. 5: 80 • Last year: 510

    No trends are available due to a limited supply Feb. 5, however, a firm undertone was noted on all steers and heifers and a sharply higher undertone noted on slaughter cows and bulls.

    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $202-210; 400-500 lbs.  $198-209; 600-700 lbs.  $164-180, including 22 head (black) 695 lbs.  $169; 700-800 lbs.  $164.

  • Pamida gives back

    Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Wallace, left, accepts a $250 donation from Pamida pharmacist Todd Tool. The gift, given in conjunction with the Pamida Foundation, is the result of Owen County shop’s round-up program, which helps local schools and senior citizens programs. Wallace said the money might be used to help fund the school’s backpack program, which helps feed children over the weekend.
     

  • Reflections on Ash Wednesday

    I know Ash Wednesday has come and gone, and we’re smack in the middle of Lent, but Ash Wednesday is on my mind.
    This year I went to two Ash Wednesday services, one in the morning and one at night.
    My husband had asked, “Are you that bad?”
    Well, last year I had vowed to give up recreational shopping for the 40 days leading up to Easter and I did well until I resisted not the temptation to buy something that I can’t even remember and probably isn’t even in my closet anymore.

  • Church News for April 6

    Caney Fork Baptist

  • Suspect in sheriff’s office break-in faces indictment

    A Wheatley man has been indicted after reportedly stealing office equipment, computer and radios from the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.
    Chad A. Perkins, 27, has been charged with third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, second-degree criminal mischief, and flagrant nonsupport.
    The incident took place Feb. 5. State road crew workers called the police during the early hours of the morning to report a man was standing in the middle of West Seminary Street, holding an armload of junk, and unwilling to move.

  • Candidate hopes to grow support in Owen County

    With an eye on capturing the Democratic Party nomination for commissioner of agriculture, B.D. Wilson met with Owen County supporters Thursday as he criss-crossed the state along the campaign trail.
    Wilson, who served as Montgomery County judge-executive in the 1990s, said his background as an elected official, a businessman and a farmer makes him uniquely qualified to lead the department.
    “I have been a Kentucky farmer,” Wilson said. “I know what kinds of problems they face. Agriculture is the economic engine that drives this state.”

  • Busy time for Owen firefighters

    New Liberty, Jonesville and Owen County firefighters spent Thursday afternoon battling a mobile home fire near Gratz.
    New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said they received a call at 12:20 p.m. indicating smoke coming from the mobile home located next to Frankie and Johnny’s restaurant on Hwy. 355.
    Davis said the man and woman living in the mobile home were not there at the time, and a passerby called 911 after seeing smoke.