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Today's News

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • PHI Air Medical launches support for Alcohol Awareness Month

    PHI Air Medical recently announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for alcohol awareness throughout the month of April, the month designated to bring information to the public on alcohol-related issues.

  • Kick start

    Under 8
    Wildcats, 3 vs. Clovers, 3

    The Wildcats defeated the  Clovers in the season opener. Striking first for the Wildcats was Avery Miller. Miller scored two goals in the third quarter, one goal off an assist from Alexandria Perry. Macie Chappell added a goal for the Wildcats during the fourth quarter. The entire Wildcat team played great.
    The Clovers had excellent defensive play by Savannah Boyce, Kallista Ogden and Nick Angle stopping many shot attempts by the Wildcats. 
     New , 3 vs. Little Rebels, 0

  • Farm Service News: Crop payment program begins for 2012

    By Claudia Baney

    The 2012 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments signup begins

  • Agriculture News: Warm winter, early spring affects feed

    BY KIM STROHMEIER
    Extension agent for agricultture

    After a warm winter and a particularly early spring, many forage grasses and small grains used for forages are quickly nearing the stages where they need to be cut to maintain optimum feed quality. It appears that forage maturity is about two to three weeks ahead of schedule.
    In principle, all forage crops lose nutrient value as they get to the later growth stages, with small grain crops, (wheat and rye) losing nutrients much quicker than other crops.

  • Engagement: Kistner-Carter

    Danny and Vicki Gortney of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Kara Suzanne Kistner to Nathan Andrew Carter, son of Steve and Tracy Carter of Monterey.
    Kara is the daughter of the late Mickey Kistner and the granddaughter of Ann Cook, Jerry and Doris Kistner and the late John Cook and Carolyn Kistner.
    Nathan is the grandson of Billy and Myra Duvall, Coleman Wilhoite and the late Paul and Frieda Carter.

  • Engagement: Kistner-Carter

    Danny and Vicki Gortney of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Kara Suzanne Kistner to Nathan Andrew Carter, son of Steve and Tracy Carter of Monterey.
    Kara is the daughter of the late Mickey Kistner and the granddaughter of Ann Cook, Jerry and Doris Kistner and the late John Cook and Carolyn Kistner.
    Nathan is the grandson of Billy and Myra Duvall, Coleman Wilhoite and the late Paul and Frieda Carter.

  • Kindles change education at Owen County schools

    By Karen Watson
    Owen County Primary
    Our building has been granted two Kindles per grade level. In our building, we are currently using them in the collaborative and resource setting. The Kindles have enhanced our teaching in centers within the collaborative setting.

  • Owen County District Court: March 30, 2012

    Thomas K. Blackburn, 1983, first-degree forgery, theft of identity of another without consent, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for April 13.
    Earl Carpenter, 1981, contempt of court, continued to April 27.
    Timothy A. Caylor, 1972, 60 days, credit time served.
    Timothy Allen Caylor, 1972, first-degree indecent exposure, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 62, credit time served, conditionally discharged for the balance.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen Co. grew because of tobacco

    Tobacco is not only America’s oldest agricultural commodity, it is also one of the oldest plants native to the new world. Explorers who first observed its use capitalized on its commercial promise, and by the 1500’s the leaf was introduced to the European aristocracy.