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Today's News

  • Epoch to host last day of school celebration

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Epoch Fellowship Church will be hosting a Take a Stand event on Wednesday, May 25 for students from fifth-12th grade.

    The Take a Stand Initiative was created to encourage students to stand up against addictions and substance abuse, as well as advocate awareness to students and the community as a whole about a growing problem in Northern Kentucky. The events are designed to promote having a good time with friends without the influence of addictive substances.

  • Safely navigating Ky. roads with farm vehicles

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    With summer rapidly approaching, farm work is under way in earnest and that often means moving equipment along Kentucky’s roadways. Collisions on public roadways involving farm machinery take place each year especially during the busy spring planting and fall harvest times.  Thus, people driving farm machinery and motor vehicles need to be especially careful and watchful in the days ahead.

  • Making the spring bloom a successful one for trees, plants

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I have no complaints about plant performance this spring. But, it seems some gardeners are still stumped by their under-performing plants. Why plants fail to thrive is a hard question to answer, of course, because a great many things factor into poor performance, lack of bloom or die back.

  • OCHS to host Ky. Lions All-Star Classic

    LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission announced today that the Kentucky Lions All-Star Classic, which annually matches the top Kentucky high school basketball players against the best in Indiana, is hosting two exhibitions the night of Thursday June 9th at 6:30 pm. The Kentucky Girls All-Stars will scrimmage at Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown, while the Boys All-Stars will scrimmage at Owen County High School in Owenton. General Admission Tickets are $8 and open to the public.

  • Owen Electric sets natural gas-fueled generator to supplement power supply

    BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    In its continued commitment to provide members with safe, reliable and affordable energy, Owen Electric Cooperative has partnered with Harshaw Trane to construct a 2 MW (megawatt) natural gas generation facility.

    Excavators broke ground in March, preparing the foundation of the new facility set by crane Tuesday morning. The unit consists of a single, enclosed Caterpillar Model G3516H natural gas-fueled, 1988 kW generator; it is located adjacent to the headquarters building.

  • Using portable ladders safely

    BY JUDY HETTERMAN
    Owen Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 180,000 ladder-related injuries get treated in hospital emergency departments each year. Here are important procedures to follow to prevent injuries when using ladders.

  • Dunaway, McDonald sign letters of intent

    The Owen County Rebels and the community celebrated an outstanding season on Thursday night at Floyd Gritton Gymnasium. Part of the festivities included two more members of this year’s squad signing national letters of intent to play basketball next season in college.

  • Pesky raindrops keep falling on their heads

    Rain has played havoc with the Owen County baseball and softball teams this spring. While the Lady Rebels were not able to get on the field last week, the baseball team was able to play Saturday in Frankfort.

    The Rebels traveled to Frankfort where they played games against Franklin County and Scott County. Against the Flyers, Michael Dunaway tossed six strong innings, striking out nine as the Rebels won 8-3. Dunaway also helped his own cause with a pair of hits in the game. His first hit drove in two runs during the first inning.

  • Lady Rebels win Two Rivers Invitational

    The Owen County track team competed in their final regular season meet on Friday night in Carrollton. They teams took part in the Two Rivers Invitational hosted by Carroll County.

    The Lady Rebels would win the girls meet as they finished ahead of Grant County, Carroll County and Frankfort. Owen County finished with 190 points while the Lady Braves were second with 102 points.

  • Rebels earn honors for academic achievements

    Fourteen members of the Owen County boys basketball team have been recognized for their work in the classroom.

    Seven members have been named KHSAA Academic First Team All-State for maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Those members are Grant Cobb, Wyatt Cole, Michael Dunaway, Blaine Forsee, Chad McDonald, Josh Spaulding and Carson Williams.