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Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News: Mothers Day was best day

    It turned out to be a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day or anything else you might have been celebrating.
    The first of the week was wet, very wet. We had nearly two inches of rain late Saturday night, Sunday and Monday.
    It was clear on Tuesday, but I had bridge so I couldn’t mow that day.
    Wednesday, Charity and I went shopping for spring clothes. I have four closets full of clothes, but one has to have something new once in a while. Our trip was a success. I now have new things to wear. All I need now is some place to go.

  • Owen County Library trustee attains state certification

    Richard Matthews, a member of the Owen County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The trustee certification program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • Birth Announcement: Clayton Michael and Kirkton Charles Lilly
  • Wedding: Prather-Colston

    Brittany Leigh Prather and Lawrence Brandon Colston were united in marriage on May 2, 2013, by Owen County Justice of the Peace Teresa Kemper Davis. The witnesses were Denise Smoot and Mary A. Moore.

  • 'We the People' champions
  • Special honor: Edward A. Webster

    Edward A. Webster of Owenton has been commissioned at Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Steve Beshear on March 5, 2013. It is the highest award given by the commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky colonelships are commissioned for an individual’s contribution to his community, state, or nation and for special achievements. Edward is the son of Roy and Brenda Webster of Owenton; the grandson of Catherine and the late Walter Webster of Owenton and the late Robert and Mildred Furnish of Ghent.

  • Owenton Livestock Report: May 8, 2013

    Receipts for the week: 523
    May 1: 569• Last year: 760
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers and heifers below 700 lbs. steady, above 700 lbs. $2 higher. Cows and bulls $2 to $3 higher.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $172; 400-500 lbs.  $164; 500-600 lbs.  $143-145; 600-700 lbs.  $132-139; 700-800 lbs.  $130; 800-900 lbs.  $122-124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $117; 1,045-1,130 lbs.  $108-109.

  • Track team grabs second finish at region

    It was a good day at the Class A Region 5 Meet for the Owen County High School boys track team.
    After a third-place finish a year ago the team put together a great day and came home with a second-place finish. The only team better was Burgin.
    Several Rebels had outstanding days including Collin Trammel who won his second-straight regional title in the 200-meter dash.
    Trammel, along with Paul Banks, Ian Oaks and Chris Smith, made up the 4x200-meter relay team which finished first.
    The same four also placed second in the 4x100-meter relay.

  • Rebel losing streak is over

    There are some streaks teams want to end - namely losing streaks.
    The Owen County High School baseball team ended such a streak last week when they hosted Walton-Verona at Dunavent Field.
    The Rebels had dropped eight-straight contests while Walton-Verona entered the game having won four in a row. One of the games in the middle of both streaks was a Bearcat 13-7 win over the Rebels on  April 30 in Verona.
    Owen County would get a measure of revenge as they defeated the visitors 5-3 to improve its record to 14-13 on the season.

  • Softball team back on track

    A week that began on a sour note finished strong for the Owen County High School softball team.
    The Lady Rebels lost their first two games of the week before finishing with wins on Thursday and Saturday.
    On May 7, the team traveled to take on Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats would score in every inning but the fourth and limit the Lady Rebels to just three hits in the Walton-Verona 7-0 victory. It was the third time this season Owen County has been shutout.