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Today's News

  • Students take care of a growing concern

    If you take a look at downtown Owenton, you’re sure to see the handwork of the Owen County High School’s greenhouse technology class.
    The class has worked nearly all school year to bring flowers and vegetable plants to Owen countians, and the FFA recently donated their time and materials to barrels downtown.
    OCHS Agriculture teacher Daniel Bustle said the class has been working on some plants since November and have started plants accordingly.

  • Owen residents aim for truckload of storm relief

    A truckload of help will be leaving Owen County Friday morning.
    In the wake of historic flooding and devastating storms that crossed over the South, volunteers from Owen County will lend a helping hand and are organizing a truckload of relief for Alabama residents affected by a series of tornadoes across the state.
    Kitty Cammack, one of the key organizers of the donation drive, said this year’s efforts has roots in 2005 and Hurricane Katrina.

  • Cutbacks at city hall

  • Clouds break, soccer players take the field

    The beautiful weather over the weekend allowed the Owen County Youth Soccer League its first full weekend of play. All teams were in action this weekend for the first time all season.
    The league consists of 6 U6 teams, 4 U8 teams, 2 U10 mixed teams, 1 U10 girls team and 1 U12 mixed team.
     
    U8
    Team Dynamite – 4 vs. Rebels – 1

  • Owen workers to aid Alabama storm victims

    Several Owen Electric Cooperative crewmen headed out early Friday morning to Alabama to aid an electric co-op with power restoration in the wake of devastating storms last week.
    Nine men, including a mechanic, construction supervisor, foremen and linemen, took five trucks to Arab, Ala., to help Arab Electric Cooperative recover from the tornado aftermath. The city of Arab is located in northern Alabama, about one hour north of Birmingham.
    Arab Electric Cooperative serves approximately 15,000 members, most without power since the storms.

  • Owen County Livestock Report for May 4, 2011

    This week: 393
    Last week: 1,009
    Last year: 707
    Compared to the previous Wednesday: slaughter cows $2 to $5 higher; slaughter bulls steady; feeder steers $2 to $4 higher; and feeder heifers steady to $3 higher, except 400-600  lb., $2 to $5 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 8 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 3 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 87 percent. The feeder supply included 35-percent steers, 43-percent heifers and 10-percent feeder bulls. Thirty-five percent of the supply weighed over 600  lb.

  • Jewell-Cannon

    Frances, Bobbie Jo and Cody Ray would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their mother, Billie Ann Jewell, daughter of the late Archie and Stella Gordy, to Donnie Ray Cannon, son of Rachel Cannon and the late Ancil Cannon. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Wheatley Community Center. A reception will follow the wedding. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Special Recognition: Bill and Elizabeth Prewitt

    Bill and Elizabeth Prewitt represented Owen County at the 43rd annual state convention of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Prewitt, president of the Owen County group, accepted the Archer Award for 100-percent membership. The Gold Certificate of Recognition was presented to Owen County for outstanding achievement in reaching the goals and objectives of KRTA.

  • Baker named Paul Harris Fellow

    Owenton Postmaster Darla Baker was  recently named a Paul Harris Fellow by Owenton Rotary Club President Tom Olds on behalf of the club.
    The award was named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.

  • Church News for May 4, 2011

    Elk Lick Baptist
    Tod Woodyard, Lashanda Fitzgerald and Bonnie Woodyard sang “Drinking From My Saucer.” Tod Woodyard and children sang “I Was There When It Happened.”
    Bro. Scotty McDowell is our pastor for revival. His sermon was on St. John 5:1-9 -- “Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?”