Today's News

  • Volleyball team starts off strong

    The 2010 volleyball season was one for the record books at Owen County High School.
    The team won 19 matches, including the Eighth Region All “A” Classic. Still the season ended on somewhat of a down note when the Lady Rebels lost in the first round of the 32nd District Tournament.
    Getting off to a good start in 2011 was important. The team did that Thursday in Owenton when they hosted Eminence.
    Owen County defeated the visitors, 25-21 and 25-15, to pick up win No. 1 of the new season.

  • Bentley Carson Young

    Audree Young is proud to announce the birth of her baby brother, Bentley Carson. Bentley was born July 6, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20-inches long. Bentley was welcomed home by his parents, Joe and Candace Young, and a host of family and friends.

  • Hardin and Katie Lowe

    On Aug. 19, 2011, Hardin and Katie Lowe of Sparta, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Sanders Baptist Church, where Hardin now serves as minister.
    Virginia McDanell Wheeler, sister of the bride, and Jean Thomas of Hodgenville, were bridesmaids. Joe Lowe, brother of the groom, and Tommy Duncan were groomsmen.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Aug. 10, 2011

    Aug. 10 receipts: 637
    Last week: 258
    Last year: 339

    Compared to the previous week’s light supplies, slaughter cows and slaughter bulls were $1 to $3 higher; feeder steers under 600 lb. were $1 to $3 lower, over 600 lb. $2 to $3 higher; and feeder heifers were $3 to $5 higher, except 500-600 lb. were $1 to $3 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 9 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 2 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 87 percent. The feeder supply included 32-percent steers, 38-percent heifers, and 12-percent feeder bulls. Fifty-two percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Elk Creek wins silver medal at international competition

    Elk Creek Vineyards of Owenton won two medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.
    Eleven Kentucky wineries earned medals, and two won gold.
    “Kentucky is being recognized as a major producer of quality wines,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that competed at this prestigious event. These wineries and others are raising the bar for fine Kentucky wine.”
    Elk Creek earned silver medals for its Vidal Blanc and Pinot Grigio wines.

  • Cost-share applications will be available soon

    Owen County farmers will soon be able to pick up applications for the new Phase I cost-share program.
    The program applications will be available for pick-up at the extension office Monday. The deadline for completing the applications and turning them in is Sept. 9.

  • Kay's Branch News: Community will come together, clean up Monterey

  • Monterey Matters: I’ll soon have another title — Nana

    I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having. It sure beats that hot weather we were enduring in July. It won’t be long till it’s time to cover the pools up again. I’m not looking forward to that at all. In fact, I’m already dreading it. Although I’m not going to miss having to mow the lawn one bit. It seems like that’s all I have done this summer.

  • Four Owen countians named Governor’s Scholars

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently graduated the 1,074 outstanding Kentucky high school juniors who attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program.
    By participating, students have the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discover different points of view while interacting with other students and learning new disciplines.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 9, 2011

    Sam Maggard Jr., 1974, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to Sept. 13.
    Joann Adams, 1974, show cause deferred, installment payment, bench warrant set for $5,000.
    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion to revoke probation, revoked.
    Zachary C. Cope, 1985, first-degree complicity, complicity drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, diversion.
    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Sept. 13.