Today's News

  • Owen Co. is home to two certified roadside markets

    Owen County is home to two of the 106 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Owen County members are: Ayres Farm Orchard and Michels Family Farm.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Special Achievement: Wolfe Greene

    Wolfe Greene has been selected to attend the Duke/TUNL Research Experience for Undergraduates hosted by Duke University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratories.
    The TUNL is jointly operated by Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill – the three universities in the so called “Research Triangle” area of North Carolina. He will stay at Duke May through Aug.  5.
    Wolfe is a junior this year at the University of Evansville in Ind.
    He is the son of Mike and Vicki Greene.

  • Musical friends

    On Jan. 13-14 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kirsten Parker competed a two-level competition  and performed for The Flute Society of Kentucky. Top photo: Parker meets with  artist and master teacher Walfrid Kujala of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and professor of flute at Northwestern University.Bottom photo: Parker was chosen as the 2012 Flute Society of Kentucky Junior Soloist. She is the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker.

  • 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

     • 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.