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Today's News

  • Community Events | Dec. 11, 2017

    Owen County WMU to meet Thursday
    The Owen County WMU quarterly meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the First Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be Shelly Johns from KBC.
    Drug Prevention Coalition Meeting set for Jan. 17

  • Secret tunnel may have provided safety for local judges

    It was said the secret tunnel snaked its way underneath the streets of Owenton from the Owen County Courthouse to one of the nearby banks.
    While attending Owen County Schools, Owen County Senior Center Manager Stacy Sipple Long, heard about this underground passage. The story goes that it provided a safe way for a judge to leave the courthouse if he rendered an unpopular verdict.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2017

    Jan. 11, 2012
    5 years ago
    Group steps in to help meet the needs

    The holidays may be over, but members of Monterey Baptist Church hope to keep the season of giving alive throughout the upcoming weeks.
    During a planning meeting this past fall, Marsha Derringer came up with the idea of the 12 Weeks of Christmas for Meeting the Needs. Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, non-profit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.

  • Don’t like Kentucky weather? Wait a few days, it will change

    Here we are nine days into the new year. The 8th was Elvis' birthday. Danny's would have been the 9th, as was Joanne Ballenger-Wright. Everett Hawkins' was Tuesday. He is doing well after his extensive cancer treatments.
    Billy Ballenger picked Everett up on Thursday after the snowfall in his side by side. They four-wheeled over Wanda's farm, Bruce's land and Everett's farm, enjoying the snow. The "buggy" is fitted with a good heater, of course.

  • Engagement: Derringer-Lackey

    Gary and Marsha Derringer are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mariah Kathryn Derringer, to Thomas Howard Lackey. Thomas is the son of Regina Novak of Frankfort, and David Neal of Owenton.  The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017, at Monterey Baptist Church.  
    Mariah is a senior at Western Kentucky University and will graduate in May with a degree in Financial Management.  Thomas is a junior and is studying to receive a degree in Computer Science in 2018.  

  • Make the outdoors a priority in the new year

    by Jessi Williams, Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

  • At the Library | Jan. 11, 2017

    Lego Lab
    Work together or alone to make amazing Lego creations. Appropriate for all school age children, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime for Preschoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Home School Program -- What A Disaster!
    Learn all about volcanos, tornados, floods and more. Build a model volcano and make a tornado in a bottle at 1 p.m., Thursday.
    Reading Rebels Book Club

  • A Comback win for the Lady Rebels

    Owen County won a couple of games on the hardwood last week. One was a close, come from behind win while the other was comfortable from the beginning.
    The team hosted Lloyd Memorial Jan. 3.
    The Lady Rebels jumped out to a 9-2 lead to begin the game before the Lady Juggernauts found their footing. Once the visitors settled in they would come back and take a 25-23 lead at the half.

  • Walton-Verona Bearcats roll by Rebels in 57-51 win

    The Owen County Rebels traveled to Walton-Verona Jan. 3 for a contest with the Bearcats.
    The Rebels entered the game with a nine-game winning streak over Walton-Verona. The last time the Bearcats defeated the Rebels was on Dec. 19, 2011, when they won 63-58. This would also be a close contest with Walton-Verona coming away with the 57-51 victory.

  • Livestock Market Report | Jan. 11, 2017

    Jan. 4, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 288
    Last week: n/a
    Last year: n/a

    Feeders: 219
    Slaughter: 60
    Replacement: 9

    No trends due to the holidays, but a steady undertone noted on all classes.

    Slaughter cows made up 18 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, replacements 3 percents and feeders 76 percent. The feeder supply included 35 percent heifers, and 28 percent bulls. Near 13 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.