Today's News

  • Deadline nears for 2012 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments

    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for producers with corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat bases will continue through June 1.
    Producers are encouraged to visit the farm service center to complete their 2012 DCP contract.  USDA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm.  
    Eligible producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.  

  • Ayres Orchard to host statewide field day May 17

    The Monterey apple orchard owned by Larry and Sherry Ayres will be the site for a state-wide Fruit Growers Field Day next week.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture department is organizing a field day to focus on various aspects of orchard management.  The field day will be held May 17, starting at 10 a.m.
    Topics to be covered include managing insects in an orchard, fruit rot problems, the potentials of growing pears, and, something that is of particular concern in this area, orchard wildlife management.

  • Campbellsville University presents awards

    Campbellsville University’s annual Honors and Awards Day presented students, faculty and staff awards recognizing them for their academics and service to the university and community.
    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university, called the ceremony a “very special celebration” and said, “We celebrate with those recognized.”
    “This is a high day in the life of a university,” he said.

  • Owen judo takes third at state

    The Owen County Judo Team took third place at the “2012 O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship with 55 points. 
    The tournament was held April 28 at Iroquise High School. 
    Bowling Green Judo took first place with 62 points, and Wakaishu Judo Club of Louisville took second with 57 points.
    The Owen County winners were:
    Owen County Primary
    Charlie Baumann: first
    Joe Hamilton: second
    Sebastian Alcorn: third
     Owen County Elementary
    Layla Creech:  second

  • Boys track team edges out victory at home

    It could not have been any closer.
    The Owen County High School boys track team finished first in six of the twelve events on the track and won two more field events Thursday night in Owaenton in the North Central Kentucky Track Conference Meet.
    They would need every point as they edged out Western Hills 162 to 161 for the overall victory.
    Henry County finished a distant third with 104 points.
    Bobby Mingie won the 100-meter dash with Chris Smith coming in ninth place.
    Collin Trammel captured the 200-meter dash while Smith finished seventh.

  • Lady Rebels drop pair to top rivals

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels spent last week facing off against a pair of rivals – one a 31st district foe and the other an eighth-region opponent.
    The team began the week by traveling to New Castle to face off against Henry County. The two teams met April 10 in Owenton with the Lady Wildcats prevailing 15-6.
    This game would also go down as a win for Henry County as they defeated Owen County 7-0.

  • Girls grab third place on home turf

    The Owen County High School girls’ track team hosted the North Central Kentucky Track Conference Meet May 3 in Owenton. The Lady Rebels welcomed in seven other schools and when the night was over the team had earned a third-place finish behind Western Hills and Trimble County.
    Andi Burford finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with Emily Allen finishing sixth. Ashley Byers ran to a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash while Allen again placed sixth.

  • A wonderful walk-off

    A game-winning home run is always special. When you hit one on the last pitch of the game, it is even better.
    That is what Tyler Ellis did last week against Walton-Verona.
    The senior came to bat on Thursday night in the bottom of the fifth inning with his team holding a 10-2 lead and Jarrod Ball on first. With one swing of the bat Ellis sent his teammates and those in attendance home happy. Ellis hit a drive over the fence in straight away centerfield for the walk-off homer and the 12-2 win.

  • Testing facelift: What parents can expect as testing begins

    Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? That short span of time where students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate what they know and are able to do based on their educational experience this past school year. I’m sure by now you are aware that your child will be participating in the state assessment.
    That’s right, it’s testing time again in the Bluegrass. The state test has changed considerably from what your child has been experiencing in the past. I’d like to devote this column to making you aware of those changes and why they took place.

  • Derby Day means a Kentucky party

    We’ve gotten two good rains and the grass is ready to cut again. I just finished the last section of the yard on Friday. One of the downpours had some wind with it. I didn’t hear it because I sleep like the dead when I go to bed, but Wanda said a tree was dislodged by the storm and fell across part of the road just below her house.