Today's News

  • 1,270 names

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since January was officially filed at the Owen County Clerk’s Office Monday afternoon.
    The petition, which included at least 200 more signatures than needed, was signed by “Citizens for Change and Growth.”

  • Staff, public reacts to budget plans

    As the Owen County School Board continued their budget battle Monday, the board gave the public a chance to respond to some recent decisions.
    Those wishing to speak to the board concerning an issue were asked to sign up to do so and were each allotted three minutes to address the board.
    Owen County Primary School’s Media Specialist Mindy Green addressed the board. Her position took a 10-day reduction and she requested that the board think of her next year when they’re making more budget decisions.

  • Owen County Livestock Report for April 27, 2011

    April 20, 2011

    Wednesday receipts: 841
    For the week: 1,009
    Last week: 640
    Last year: 1,033

    Compared to the previous Wednesday: Slaughter cows and bulls $1 to $2 higher. Feeder steers $2 to $3 lower. Feeder heifers $1 to $3 higher, except 500-600 lbs. fully, $4 lower.

  • Farm Service News with Claudia Baney:Corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base sign-ups continue

  • Agriculture News with Kim Strohmeier: Practice proper pasture planning

    Farmers who raise livestock; whether cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage farmers as well. Increased use of forage reduces feed costs and increases potential yield per animal; to some extent, it is an input that a farmer can manage himself to minimize concentrate purchases.

  • Church News for April 27, 2011

    Elk Lick Baptist

  • Owen relay teams smashing school records

    The Owen County High School boys’ relay teams have been having a great season so far in 2011.
    At a recent meet in Grant County, they were not just good, they were record breaking.
    Paul Banks, Collin Trammel, Bobby Mingie and Darian Polley make up both the 4x100 meter and the 4x200-meter teams.
    Both teams finished first at Grant County.
    Their time of 46.45 in the 4x100-meter was good for a new school record as was their time of 1:37 in the 4x200-meter relay.

  • More honors for Rianna Gayheart

    The post-season honors continue to pile up for Owen County High School junior Rianna Gayheart.
    The Lady Rebel guard had already been named Eighth Region Player of the Year.
    Last week, she received more recognition.
    She was named honorable mention All State by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
    Gayheart was also selected to play for the Kentucky Junior All Stars.
    Her team will be taking on the Kentucky Senior All-Star team the week before the seniors play the Indiana Senior All Stars.

  • Lady Pioneers slip past Lady Rebels

    Like everyone else, the Owen County High School softball team has been dealing with weather issues for the past week. The team was only able to get in one game last week.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Independence last week to take on the Lady Pioneers of Simon Kenton.
    Despite a home run from Hannah Neeley and a 3 for 4 day from Courtney Waldrop, the Lady Rebels fell 7-3.
    Even with the good days from Neeley and Waldrop, the Lady Rebels struck out 11 times in the game.

  • Tournament champions

    The Owen County Judo Team hosted the 2011 Rebel Judo Invitational April 16.  Approximately 161 competitors from 23 teams gathered at Owen County High School.  In the overall team competition, Owen County took first with 43 points. See the caption for more information about the results.