Today's News

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    June 8, 2011
    This week: 384
    Last year: 618

    Compared to the previous sale: No comparison due to holiday. Record temperatures curtailing livestock movement coupled with hay harvesting in full swing.
    Slaughter cows were 5 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 90 percent. The feeder supply included 35-percent steers, 42-percent heifers and 10-percent feeder bulls. Forty-nine percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.
    Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80%: 1,000-1,160 lb. $75-77; 1,255-1,505 lb. $72-77; 1,365-1,550 lb. $80-83.

  • Baseball at its finest

    It is one of my favorite scenes from a movie. Terrance Mann played by James Earl Jones is talking to an Iowa farmer who plowed under his corn field to build a baseball field. His words give me goose bumps every time.
    “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.”

  • State champions AGAIN

    The Owen County Judo Team took first place at the O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship May 21 in Berea. This is the third time in the last five years the judo team has won the state championship. 
    Several players competed in more than one division. Their individual awards are as follows:
    OCPS — Merideth David, first and first places; Carsyn Inman, first and second places.
    OCES — Frankie Brown, second and third places; Noah Malcomb, first place.
    MBMS — Madison Lubbe, first and second places; Chelsae Smith, first, first and second places; Jaimie Souders, third place.

  • Academic achievements: Ann Smith Ralson

    Ann C. Smith Ralston graduated May 8, 2011, from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor of arts degree in organizational leadership with a 3.5 grade point average. She is currently employed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Bedford. She is a 1990 graduate of Owen County High School and a 1992 graduate of Midway with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies.


  • Wedding: Henderson-Tirino

    Robert and Pamela Henderson of Owenton, would like to invite you to the wedding of their daughter, Stephanie Henderson of Fort Myers, Fla. to Philip Tirino of Punta Gorda, Fla.
    The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. June 25, 2011, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Owenton. Formal invitations being sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Representing Owen County

    Katie Haines of Owenton, third from left, along with Amanda Black, Grace Bree, and Easton McClanahan, were among the 94 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 40th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 10-17 in Washington, D.C. Selected on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, and written essay, Haines was chosen to represent Owen Electric Cooperative as a delegate. Highlights of the tour included meeting with their elected representatives in the U.S.

  • Bowling Middle School Honor Roll

    Fourth Nine Weeks
    Sixth Grade
    Super Honor Roll
    Bob Coubert, Molly Gamble, Audrey Hager, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Chris Snawder, Ellie Stout, Ashley Willis

    Sixth Grade
    Regular Honor Roll

  • Crop planting deadlines near

    NAP and RMA Insurance participants are reminded of upcoming final planting dates for 2011 crops.
    Burley tobacco: June 20
    Corn for grain: June 15 for NAP participants
    Soybeans: June 15 for NAP participants
    For prevented planted crops, producers have until July 15 to report any prevented planted acreage, with the exception of small grains.

    Crop Certification

  • Kay's Branch News: No bragging from Expo tournament

    After 12 days of cloudless skies, we had about decided we’d prayed ourselves into a drought, but the rains did come back and we had about six-tenths of an inch last week. The dry spell gave the farmers a chance to reharrow their tobacco ground and get the plants in the ground. This is about as late as I’ve seen tobacco and corn planted. Oh, there was always the straggler who didn’t get his plants in the ground till the first part of June but that was the exception. The dry spell enabled John to get the rotten posts torn out of his screened-in porch and get it put back together.

  • Gilson graduates from leadership institute

    Katherine Gilson, health educator with the Three Rivers District Health Department, is among 25 recent graduates of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute, a year-long development program for practitioners in the field of public health.
    Gilson was awarded a certificate in public health leadership from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in April.
    Funded by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), KPHLI is one of 35 leadership institutes located throughout the United States.