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Today's News

  • District needs over $600,000 in cuts or new revenue to make budget

    The Owen County Board of Education has a new chairman following the resignation of Brian Young.
    Young announced his resignation to Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh and other board members Feb. 28. His resignation was immediately effective.
    In a meeting held March 12, board member Dr. Larry Johnson nominated Stuart Bowling for the board’s chairperson, citing Bowling’s seniority on the board as one reason for the nomination.
    The nomination was seconded by Terry Patterson and unanimously approved.

  • Lady Rebels fall in semifinals

    A trip to the Eighth Region finals was in their grasp.
    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels trailed Walton-Verona by 7 points early in the third quarter of Saturday’s eighth region semifinal at Anderson County.
    They would storm back and take a 37-36 lead in the fourth quarter and would extend the lead to 42-39 midway through the final eight minutes.
    Twice, the Lady Rebels had chances to extend the lead. Twice, they came up empty.

  • Rebels miss shot at finals

    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter

    They struggled at the free-throw line and at times did not take good care of the basketball. Despite that the Owen County High School Rebels still had a shot to send their eighth region semifinal contest with Oldham County to overtime.
    Making a third semifinal appearance in the last four years, Owen County entered Monday night’s game looking to avenge a 48-36 loss to the Colonels in February.
    The Rebels reached the semifinals with a hard fought 48-40 win over Anderson County Thursday night.

  • Owenton Livestock report - Feb. 29


    Feb. 29 receipts: 641 • Feb. 22: 359
    Compared to the previous week: Feeder steers steady to $1 higher, feeder heifers $1 to $3 higher. Slaughter cows steady and slaughter bulls steady on a light test.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 200-300 lbs.  $219; 300-400 lbs.  $191-196, few $203-205; 400-500 lbs.  $184-198; 500-600 lbs.  $180-190; 600-700 lbs.  $160-170; 700-800 lbs.  $138-152; 800-900 lbs.  $142-144; 900-1,000 lbs.  $125.

  • Academic achievement: Timothy E. Burgener

    Timothy E. Burgener, the husband of Nita Malcomb Burgener, of Worthville, is a full-time student at Gateway Community & Technical College in Florence. He has made a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester 2011 and has a 3.71 GPA overall. This past November he was inducted into the National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, and is also the vice president of scholarship in his local honors chapter. He will be graduating in May with an associate degree in industrial maintenance technology.

  • Birth announcement: Ella Ruth Mills

    Ella Ruth Mills was born Dec. 8, 2011, at 5:27 p.m. in the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Christopher and Rebecca Mills of Owenton. She was welcomed into the world by her maternal grandparents, Donald and Glenda Allnutt of Owenton; her paternal grandparents, Homer Mills Jr. of Inez and Teresa Stapleton of Vinton, Ohio; and her great-grandparents, Nellie Gibson and Jackie Allnutt of Owenton and Dacus Sumpter and Verlie Mills of Inez.

  • Birth announcement: Gracie Michelle Lenear

    Gracie Michelle Lenear was born Feb. 17, 2012. Her parents are Robert Lenear and Bobbie Jump. Her grandparents are Johnny Bob Jump, Angie Waddle and Jason, Bobby and Billie Lenear. Gracie weighed 8 lbs., one ounce.

  • Get prepared for next emergency


    Follow these steps to make sure you and your family have enough safe food and water (for drinking, cooking, bathing, etc.) available in the event of a disaster or emergency.

    Prepare emergency food supply
    Keep foods that:
    • Have a long storage life
    • Require little or no cooking, water, or refrigeration, in case utilities are disrupted
    • Meet the needs of babies or other family members who are on special diets
    • Meet pets' needs

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer: Cats and Gators delay birthday celebration

    The weather suits my mood this morning.
    The Cats lost Sunday and Tiger pulled something in his leg and had to withdraw from the tournament. I’m going to have to get a new hobby. I’m getting too old for all this trauma.  
    There’s really not much news this week. Johnny Bob did get out of the hospital and was moved back to Kindred Northfield Nursing Home on Hunting Road.

  • Academic achievement: Nine named to BC&TC dean’s list

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College has recognized the following students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 fall semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for fall 2011 from Owen County are: