Today's News

  • Brenda and Donald House

    Brenda and Donald House celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. The couple wed March 15, 1974.

  • Time for 2011 crop reporting

    Farmers are encouraged to stop by the local Farm Service Agency to make their annual report. For any producers raising small grains, including wheat, your last day to report those crops is May 31.

    DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the deadline for applications is June 1. This is a mandatory deadline for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications. Signatures of all producers receiving a share in DCP payments are required by the June 1 deadline.

  • Spring is starting to show itself

  • Find value in Owen County’s red cedar trees

    Most Owen County farmers have an abundance of cedar trees on their land. And, most think that there is absolutely no economic value to the trees, other than holding the world together and providing some wildlife habitat.
    Eastern red cedar might be a bit overlooked, despite it being the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States. The University of Kentucky Extension Service is providing a workshop, “Got Cedar? Now What?” to outline some management and marketing options.

  • Let the madness begin

    It is March and that can only mean one thing. It is time for me to once again embarrass myself by making my picks for the NCAA Tournament.

  • Lady Rebels’ leader looks back and forward

    Girls’ basketball in Kentucky came to a close Saturday night in Bowling Green. Rockcastle County defeated Manual to claim its first State Championship.
    The season ended a week earlier for the Owen County Lady Rebels. Despite the disappointment of losing in the Eighth Region Semifinals, the team and the coaching staff have much to be proud of.
    “Great season with 23 wins and a District Championship,” Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne said.

  • Businesses seek info on Sprint Cup’s local impact

    Since its announcement last August, it has been well known in the area that the Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County will be hosting its first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race July 9. What effect it will have on its neighboring county from the southwest, however, has been up for debate.

  • Owenton Livestock Report - Feb. 19, 2014

    Feb. 12 receipts: 609 • Feb. 5: 80 • Last year: 510

    No trends are available due to a limited supply Feb. 5, however, a firm undertone was noted on all steers and heifers and a sharply higher undertone noted on slaughter cows and bulls.

    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $202-210; 400-500 lbs.  $198-209; 600-700 lbs.  $164-180, including 22 head (black) 695 lbs.  $169; 700-800 lbs.  $164.

  • Pamida gives back

    Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Wallace, left, accepts a $250 donation from Pamida pharmacist Todd Tool. The gift, given in conjunction with the Pamida Foundation, is the result of Owen County shop’s round-up program, which helps local schools and senior citizens programs. Wallace said the money might be used to help fund the school’s backpack program, which helps feed children over the weekend.

  • Reflections on Ash Wednesday

    I know Ash Wednesday has come and gone, and we’re smack in the middle of Lent, but Ash Wednesday is on my mind.
    This year I went to two Ash Wednesday services, one in the morning and one at night.
    My husband had asked, “Are you that bad?”
    Well, last year I had vowed to give up recreational shopping for the 40 days leading up to Easter and I did well until I resisted not the temptation to buy something that I can’t even remember and probably isn’t even in my closet anymore.