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Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News: Almost time to quit talking about basketball

    One more game to get through and my life will be my own again till next November.
    I got so vocal Saturday night that both indoor pets, Binks and Dobby, asked to go out. It was a great game. I’m just sorry we had to eliminate the other Kentucky team. I was happy to see four Kentucky teams in the tournament.
    After today. I promise not to mention basketball again for a while.

  • Happy birthday, Dr. Suess

    March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday
    At OCPS, we celebrated it in a very special way.
    We all had a really good time.
    I’ll tell you about it in this rhyme.
    On Monday, we read Cat in the Hat,
    On our heads our favorite hats sat.  
    Green Eggs and Ham was our book on Tuesday
    We all wore green, not red or blue or gray.
    The next day, Wacky Wednesday was our book
    And people were dressed wacky everywhere you look.
    On Thursday, we read Fox in Socks

  • Sport Shorts

    Baseball
     • The Owen County baseball season got started last week with a road game at Shelby County. The Rockets defeated the Rebels 6-3. Owen County will be open up the home portion of the schedule Thursday when the welcome Frankfort to Dunavent Field. They will then get back on the bus Friday and Saturday as they head to play at Anderson County and Oldham County. The Rebels will return home for a game with Trimble County on Monday.

  • Rebels track starts fast, finishes first

    The Owen County boy’s track team saw its season quickly get out of the blocks.
    The team competed last week at the Carroll County All-Comer’s Meet where they finished first as a team over seven other schools.
    The Rebels had five first-place finishes in the track events including Paul Banks. who won the 100-meter dash.
    Darian Polley finished first in the 110-meter hurdles with Avery Gover coming in third.
    Polley also captured the 300-meter hurdles with Bobby Mingie right behind him in second place.

  • March Madness again: Time to take my shot

    It is once again time for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament. That means it is time for me to show my lack of knowledge and make my picks.
    First let me say that I am not sure why I do this every year but I guess if Ron Paul can run for president three times without any realistic hope of winning, I can once again fill out my brackets knowing I am going to miss more than I get right.

  • Season winds down

    With the season winding down, the parents of the Owen County Parks  and Recreation Basketball League want to say thank you to the girls, coach Greg Estes and assistant coach David Smith for a great season.  
    In a statement, the parents said the league has been a positive experience for everyone involved.
    “We’ve seen wins and losses and either way we were always very proud of these girls.  We’ve seen them all in their own way grow and improve to put in their part that made up the team,” the parents said in a statement.

  • Lady Rebels track team begins season at Carroll

    The Owen County Lady Rebels began the 2012 track season last week. The team participated in the Carroll County All-Comers meet in Carrollton.
    Some of the top finishes include Emily Allen, who placed fourth in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.
    Owen County’s Haley DeCandia and Michaela Gibson finished seventh and eighth in the 200-meter dash. Paula Rivera placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles while Andi Burford placed ninth.
    Nicole Jacobs placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles.

  • Outstanding musicians

    Eighth-grade students Kirsten Parker and John Randall Towles were recently selected through individual auditions to be a part of the 2012 Northern Kentucky Select Band. They performed with other middle school students across the northern Kentucky area March 8-10 at Northern Kentucky University. Kirsten plays the flute and John plays the tuba for the Maurice Bowling Middle School Band. It has been four years since someone from the Owen County School District has been chosen for this honor. Kirsten is the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker. John is the son of Randy and Kasey Towles.

  • Agriculture News: An update on tobacco production

    By KIM STROHMEIER
    Extension agent for agriculture

    An update meeting is scheduled for those planning on raising tobacco this coming year. Topics will focus on new varieties, fertilizer application, managing diseases and suggested good agricultural practices.
    The meeting will be held March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesville Firehouse.
    A chili supper will be provided, so pre-registration is needed from the Grant County Extension Office at 859-824-3355.

    Grain production meeting

  • Leadership Owen County: 2012 Education day

    The old saying goes ‘you’re never too old to learn.’
    Our Leadership Team had the privilege to enrich our knowledge of the Owen County schools.
    We began our day at Owen County Elementary with Charlotte Elkins (DDP) and her support staff such as Jimmy Sutherland (transportation), Karen Wash (health), Beverly Marcum (family resource), Becky Mefford (youth services), Veronica Gayle (adult education) and Kathy Resetar (community education).
    Elkins explained the importance of the children’s attendance.