Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen educators have a history of sacrificing

    Some of us older folk in Owen County shake our heads in disbelief as we struggle to come to grips with modern technology. The ability of our  youngsters  to manipulate the advanced equipment of today never ceases to amaze us. Now the Kindle is visiting the classrooms in our schools and the kids are delighted.

  • State warns of GED scam

    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, issued a consumer alert Monday regarding fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the Internet.
    “Kentuckians need to know there is one way to earn a GED credential and that is through a test administered onsite at an Official GED Testing Center,” Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for Kentucky Adult Education, said in a press release from the state.

  • Uncovering history

    Steve Stewart had driven past the Carr Cemetery countless times and never noticed it.
    Tucked across from the Voice of Thunder Church, the Carr Cemetery had become a victim of time with brush and trees blocking out part of Owen County history.
    In March, George Robertson, a resident of Philadelphia, came to visit the resting place of some of his Owen County ancestors.
    Robertson had been researching his genealogy for several years and that hunt led him to Owen County.
    He found the Carr Cemetery nearly hidden under years of undergrowth and brush.

  • The run for 227

    Owen County communities were once like close-knit families that came together to help their neighbors in times of need. Teresa Davis said she misses that time and hopes to bring it back with a community-wide Kentucky Derby theme yard sale.
    The idea came about after beloved community member Eugene Winkle died in February.

  • Animals create nuisance on Roland Ave., neighbors say

    Saying the smell of farm animals from a neighboring property is in violation of local ordinances, an Owenton couple are turning to the city for help.
    Homeowners Tim and Carol Shelton spoke before the Owenton City Council earlier this month to complain about the animals being raised on Roland Avenue.
    The couple said the animals are in violation of several city ordinances.

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • PHI Air Medical launches support for Alcohol Awareness Month

    PHI Air Medical recently announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for alcohol awareness throughout the month of April, the month designated to bring information to the public on alcohol-related issues.

  • Kick start

    Under 8
    Wildcats, 3 vs. Clovers, 3

    The Wildcats defeated the  Clovers in the season opener. Striking first for the Wildcats was Avery Miller. Miller scored two goals in the third quarter, one goal off an assist from Alexandria Perry. Macie Chappell added a goal for the Wildcats during the fourth quarter. The entire Wildcat team played great.
    The Clovers had excellent defensive play by Savannah Boyce, Kallista Ogden and Nick Angle stopping many shot attempts by the Wildcats. 
     New , 3 vs. Little Rebels, 0

  • Farm Service News: Crop payment program begins for 2012

    By Claudia Baney

    The 2012 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments signup begins

  • Agriculture News: Warm winter, early spring affects feed

    Extension agent for agricultture

    After a warm winter and a particularly early spring, many forage grasses and small grains used for forages are quickly nearing the stages where they need to be cut to maintain optimum feed quality. It appears that forage maturity is about two to three weeks ahead of schedule.
    In principle, all forage crops lose nutrient value as they get to the later growth stages, with small grain crops, (wheat and rye) losing nutrients much quicker than other crops.