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Today's News

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Gardening in small spaces and growing more

    Even though outdoor temperatures are still bitter and wintry, it’s never too early to start planning your garden.
    When you imagine a garden, do you picture a large space planted with low neat rows?
    This type of conventional garden has been popular for many years, however because of the space required, it often isn’t practical for those living on small lots or in townhomes, condominiums, or apartments.
    If you find that you don’t have the space or time to care for a conventional garden, you might consider a raised bed or a container garden.

  • Walker signs with Berea

    Morgan Walker, front row, second from left, signs a letter of intent to play soccer next fall at Berea College. Walker helped lead the Lady Rebels to their first ever 31st District championship in 2012. Also pictured are, back row, from left to right, are Walker’s long-time coach Mike Haines; soccer coach Derrick Cleamons; Owen County High School Athletic Director TJ Wesselman; and Owen County High a Principal Duane Kline. Front row: Morgan Walker’s mother Brandy Neal; Morgan Walker;  her father, Tom Walker; and Berea College Soccer Coach Cary Tsamas.

  • OCYSL: HotShots, Team Ward play to a tie

    HotShots - 0 vs. Team Ward - 0
    The HotShots played Team Ward to a draw on Saturday with every player making improvements from the first game. Players Blaine Spencer, Eli Myers, Luke Myers and Gabi Stewart were aggressive while improving their passing skills during the game.
    Alexa Clifford defended well by clearing the ball down the field many times as fullback.
    Price Griffin stopped the ball after an attack on the goal maintaining the zero score at the second quarter.

  • Owen judo team captures third in state

    The Owen County Judo Team took third place at the 2013 O. J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship in Bowling Green on March 23.  In special recognition for representation of the state of Kentucky at the national level over the course of 2012, the following awards were presented: Erroyl Cheatham Presidential Award,  Robert Beverly; Fighting Spirit Award (Junior), James Thompson. Both young men were unavailable because they were competing in Miami, Fla. at the 2013 Youth Scholastics.

     

  • Rebels drop district opener

    After four road games to begin the baseball season, The Owen County High School boys baseball team finally played their first home game on Saturday. Unfortunately it was not the result they were hoping for.
    Owen County defeated Carroll County three times last year. In two of the victories, the Rebels shutout the Panthers and the other was a one-run decision in the 31st District semifinals.

  • Lady Rebels rolling early

    The Owen County High School softball team is off to a good start. In fact, they are off to their best start since 2007.
    The Lady Rebels are 3-0 on the season after beating Williamstown on Thursday in Owenton. Owen County got off to a quick start in the game and never looked back as they rolled to the 13-3 victory.
    With the win the Lady Rebels improved to 3-0 on the season. The start is the best since 2007 when Owen County started that year 4-0.
    So far this season the team has not had any trouble scoring runs.

  • Technological advances

    Thousands of students from 100 districts across the state made their way to Lexington Thursday in hopes their group would be named a top project at the Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship.
    But only three groups would be chosen to share their projects in Texas this summer and a group of Maurice Bowling Middle School students is one.
    Autumn Maddox, Marlee Lathrem, Molly Gamble, Hailey Chappell and Ellie Stout make up the group, whose STLP project will give them the chance to share their knowledge with others from all over the world.

  • Damon Thayer: First session as majority floor leader ends

    After finishing my first legislative session as majority floor leader, I am proud to look back at the significant accomplishments of the 2013 Regular Session of the General Assembly.  Most importantly, we successfully established a new spirit of bipartisan collaboration which allowed us to move the state forward in a meaningful fashion on substantive issues such as comprehensive public employee pension system reform, university bonding, a regulatory framework for hemp production, and added transparency for special taxing districts.

  • Mayor touts city’s accomplishments during address

    The City of Owenton has had many accomplishments over the past couple of years, but there’s still plenty of work to be done, according to Owenton Mayor Doug West.
    West held a state of the city address Thursday at the Owen County Courthouse. The speech focused on cuts made at city hall and enforcing nuisance ordinances.
    West said although the Owenton City Council has made $100,000 in cuts, the city is still $100,000 in the red.

  • Lawmakers support hemp bill

    A bill that would set the framework for industrial hemp production and gained the support of Owen County’s state lawmakers is waiting for action by Governor Steve Beshear after being passed by the Kentucky House of Representatives last week.
    The General Assembly passed the bill March 26, with an 88-4 margin in the House of Representatives and in the Senate with a House floor amendment, 35-1.
    The bill would allow Kentucky farmers to begin production of hemp if the federal government legalizes its production.