Today's News

  • Justice finds bin Laden

    Like most Americans, I hadn’t really given Osama bin Laden much thought in recent years.
    He had become the bogeyman that still lingered in the shadows from years ago.
    He had become an embarrassment that frustrated Americans who wanted to see justice.
    He had became a punch line in the movie “The Hangover.”
    “Thanks a lot, Osama.”
    That sentiment barely changed for me Saturday afternoon when bin Laden popped back up when I was looking through a stack of old newspapers stored in my garage.

  • Homemade poles and fishing part of history

    Spring ushers Owen countians outdoors to plow, plant, mow, dig fence posts, and paint and repair fencing and barns. Occasionally, a figure might be seen sporting a fishing pole heading for the nearest body of water. The streams, lakes, and river around Owen County offer countless opportunities for skilled fishermen and women to challenge those wily, wet, water creatures as they are lured from the water to the bank, into a skillet, and then onto a platter to hold a place of honor at the supper table.

  • Community Events

    Hospice Grief Support Group

    On May 5 and June 12, Hospice of the Bluegrass will conduct a support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one.
    The Grief Support Group will meet at the Owen County Library from 11 a.m. to noon. The group is facilitated by Melinda Simpson, LCSW.
    For more information, please call Hospice of the Bluegrass at (502) 223-1744 or (800) 926-1302

  • Annual event raises hopes

    Although the first sunshine in several days may have hurt attendance, The Fourth Annual Catalyst of Hope/Kentucky PEP Rally will be considered a success because of the many lives it touched.
    “I am incredibly pleased with the turnout, the presentations, and the overall atmosphere of Saturday’s event,” organizer Patti Clark said. “While we would have liked to have had a larger crowd, we understood there were many other activities going on and it was the first pretty day of spring.”

  • Judicial center on the rise

    Despite weather-related setbacks all along, construction leaders at Owen County’s new courthouse facility are hopeful that completion will come during the spring of 2012.
    Construction Superintendent with Codell Construction Taylor Coates said as of Friday construction has been pushed back 60 days since the start date of April 26, 2010 – which ends up being 84 calendar days.
    Nine of those days came from the severe thunderstorms and rain during April.

  • 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.