Today's News

  • Youth basketball league results

    Despite all of the inclement weather, the Owen County Parks & Recreation youth basketball season has begun. The following are results from the first two weeks of action.

    K/1 League
    Cardinals: Hensley 12, Anderson 4.
    Wildcats: H. New 4, Ogden 9, Perry 1.
    Bearcats: Johnson 6, Blair 6, Wash 11, Varner 2.
    Colonels: Goodrich 11, S. Edmondson 4, K. Edmondson 4, Dunn 1.
    Thoroughbreds: Lindsey 3, Little 3, Barnes 2, Wilson 2.
    Junior Boys and Girls
    Lakers 12, Sparks 8.

  • Owen outlasts Grant

    The rivalry may not be what it once was, but don’t tell that to members of the Owen County or Grant County boys’ basketball teams. The two schools — that for years played heated contests in equally hot and cramped gymnasiums — played another close game Saturday in Dry Ridge.
    The gyms may now be bigger but the game Saturday was equally good. On Saturday night, Owen County held off Grant County for a 73-67 win.
    It was the second win this season over Grant County.

  • Gayheart named player of the week

    Another Lady Rebel has been named NCKC Player of the Week.
    Junior Rianna Gayheart was given the honor for her efforts during the week of Jan. 23-29.
    In games versus South Oldham, Williamstown and Carroll County, Gayheart scored a total of 45 points, dished out 12 assists and had 12 steals.
    Owen County won two of the three games as they defeated Williamstown and Carroll County.


  • A Milestone Victory

    His first win came Dec. 2, 2005. That night, Owen County won at Williamstown, 48-40.
    Friday night, Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne picked up win number 100 as Owen County defeated Oldham County, 81-70, in Owenton.
    “It’s a nice milestone to accomplish in six years,” Osborne said.
    The Lady Rebels played their best game of the year Friday night as four players reached double figures.

  • Owen County livestock report

    Feb. 2, 2011

    Compared to the previous sale: Weaker undertone on slaughter cows. Slaughter bulls not tested. Feeder cattle steady to $2 lower on light supplies. Heavy rainfall and high winds curtailed receipts.
    Slaughter cows were 5 percent of the supply: slaughter bulls 0 percent; replacement cows 3 percent; and feeders 92 percent. The feeder supply included 31-percent steers, 28-percent heifers and 29-percent feeder bulls. 41 percent of the supply weighed over 600  lb.

  • Discover origins of fruits and vegetables

    We often associate certain foods with different countries. Spaghetti is Italian, tacos are Mexican, and what could be more American than apple pie?
    Did you know the very first apples ever eaten grew several thousand years ago in fertile land south of the Black Sea?
    The history and origins of different fruits and vegetables are as interesting and unique as their taste.

  • Winter gardening tips are available

    Upcoming meetings for farmers
    Winter Gardening — at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Owen County Public Library. Investigate ideas on how to extend your landscape season through the winter.
    Profit With Produce — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at at the Capstone Produce Market in Campbellsburg. Morning program will be on vegetable production practices and afternoon program focuses on food safety and marketing.

  • Owen County Elementary School honor roll

    Super Honor Roll

  • State recognizes bicentennial anniversary of massive New Madrid earthquake

    By David Lilly
    Owen County Emergency Services

  • Giles was a great member of community

    While shopping at Walmart last Wednesday, I ran into several Monterey folks who I hadn’t seen for some time including Martha Bee and Gary Brock.
    I saw Gary in October at the Monterey Fair, but I can’t tell you the last time I saw Martha Bee. She looked great and it was so nice to see her out and about.
    I also ran into Susie Ballard. We chatted for a minute, too. I was telling her what a great time she missed out on by not joining us for the tubing adventure. I told her that I am looking forward to joining them all again in the future.