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Today's News

  • Deadlines set for farm programs

    The end of the year is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • Well-known minister steps down from First Christian

    Jokes were made, tears were shed and stories were told Dec. 30 at Owenton First Christian Church when pastor Bill Watson and his wife, Brenda, sat before a crowd of friends and well-wishers.

    The church held a dinner and celebration in honor of Watson’s retirement after nine and a half years as pastor.

    Watson, who began preaching at Owenton First Christian Church in June 2000, said the members of the church quickly became family to him.

  • A quiet holiday

    New Year’s Eve is often a busy night for members of law enforcement. However, this year it was smooth sailing in Owen County.

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office and the Owenton Police Department set up road blocks throughout the county, including one near the former Dairy Queen restaurant and one in New Columbus.

    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a couple of courtesy citations were issued along with several citations for public intoxication, but his office made no DUI arrests.

  • Goodbye and good riddance

    And 2009 started off so promisingly ...

    The past 12 months have not been such a good stretch for the United States.

    We did have an historic inauguration in January 2009 but its been pretty downhill since then.

    The summer brought us discontent as the two sides in the health-care debate fought tooth and nail to have their voices and concerns heard.

    The economy sputtered along. Although the numbers later in the year started getting stronger, I don’t think anyone is ready or willing to say there will be a vast improvement in 2010.

  • Perkins pursues research dream

    Dr. Ray Perkins of New Liberty Proteomics spoke at the Owenton Rotary Club meeting held Dec. 14 on the research facility he hopes to build in New Liberty.

    Perkins and his daughter, Sarah Leonard, have worked for 10 years to develop effective and economical methods in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

    Perkins said these methods will also apply to many forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other infectious diseases.

  • Owen Co. girls squad wrap up break with win victory

    The Lady Rebels spent the week after Christmas traveling back and forth between Owenton and Frankfort. The team took part in the Wolverine Classic at Western Hills High School.

    Owen County played three games in the tournament going 2-1. The girls opened the tournament by taking on East Jessamine. Rianna Gayheart had 21 points but it was not enough as the Lady Rebels fell, 43-38.

    Owen County squared off against 8th Region foe South Oldham on day two.

  • County Clerk Corner

    As you may know by now, for the past three years the staff of the Owen County Clerk’s office has been working hard learning new technology. With this new technology and our commitment to serve we are looking forward to 2010.

    Election Day is coming in 2010. With my prediction of a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls, the clerk’s office is working to make sure you have a smooth voting experience.

  • Boys back from Florida; grab district win

    After a week of planes, hotels  and Walt Disney World, the Owen County Rebels returned home from Florida Thursday.

    After making it through security and a bumpy flight, the Rebels played three games while in Orlando and went 2-1.

    In the first game, they defeated a team from Ranney, N.J., 81-17. They then squeaked past a team from Ambridge, Penn., 51-50, before finally losing to a squad from Westtown, Penn., 63-35.

    When they were not playing games, the team enjoyed time at Disneyworld and Universal Studios.

  • New extension service book carries special local flavor

    Calling the new book offered by the Owen County Extension Service a cookbook wouldn’t be telling half the story.

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said the new book, “Living Well: More Than a Cookbook,” offers much more than traditional cookbooks including nutritional information, etiquette tips, financial pointers and plenty of helpful information about running a successful home.

  • Lady Rebels drop two at Lady Rocket Invitational

    The days leading up to Christmas provided the Owen County High School girl’s basketball team one nice gift and two lumps of coal.

    The Lady Rebels played in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County last week. The team went 1-2 for the event, defeating Owensboro and losing to Shelby County and Anderson County.

    The week began with a game against the Lady Rockets from Shelby County. The game was a measuring stick for the Lady Rebels since Carroll County had defeated Shelby County earlier in the season.