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Today's News

  • 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?”

  • Wild weekend at Western Hills

    The Owen County High School softball team spent the weekend in Frankfort. The team took part in the Western Hills Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Lady Rebels dropped a pair of games while picking up one win.
    The team began the tournament Friday night when they took on the top-ranked team from the 10th Region, George Rogers Clark.
    After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the Lady Rebels’ defense let them down, putting them in a 5-2 hole. The Lady Rebels got a run in the seventh, but it was not enough as they lost, 5-3.

  • Track team still busting records

    The sun came out Saturday and the Owen County track teams took advantage.
    The boys and the girls competed at the Grant County Invitational and both teams came home with third-place finishes. Owen County set six new school records Saturday. Five were set by the boys and one by the girls.
    The girls’ record was set by Kaylynn Workman who finished sixth overall in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 57.67. Haley Decandia finished eighth.

  • Rebels string together three straight wins for the first time since 2009

    The Owen County Rebels took advantage of the sunshine Friday and Saturday. The team hosted the Owen County Invitational that included Lloyd, Frankfort and Williamstown.
    The Rebels opened the weekend Friday by taking on the Juggernauts from Lloyd.
    Owen County won the game, 6-5.
    The win avenged a 5-2 loss to Lloyd back in March.
    Also Friday, Frankfort slipped by Williamstown, 7-6.
    Saturday, Owen County won another one-run contest as they defeated Williamstown, 4-3, and they pounded Frankfort, 12-2, in five innings.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Life continues along the Branch

    I thought the top of the news tonight would be “Everybody on the Branch got out their mowers and got their yards mowed.” I turned on the 11 o’clock news to see David Gregory announcing that Osama Bin Laden is dead.
    After all this time and all the changes in our lifestyle in the U.S. the past 10 years, all the death and destruction that has been caused in his name, what happens now? Will another bogeyman arise to take his place? Will we just turn to Libya’s Gadaffi to be the new bogeyman to take his place? Who knows.