Today's News

  • USDA, FSA announces acreage reporting dates

     In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Owenton office to file an accurate crop certification report for 2017 by the applicable deadline.
    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the Owenton Office:
    Nov. 15, 2016: Grass certifications. (Ex: alfalfa, mixed hay and mixed pasture)
    Dec. 15, 2016: Small grains including wheat, oats, barley
    Jan. 2, 2017: Honey
    Jan. 15, 2017: Peaches and canola  

  • Deer-involved crashes on the rise as autumn gets in full swing

    By Laura Buchanan
    The Messenger, Madisonville
    MADISONVILLE — As longer nights, cooler temperatures and harvest time approaches, officials are urging motorists to stay cautious of a common autumn road hazard.
    “If you ask people what animal kills more people each year, most people would say bears or alligators,” said Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 public information officer. “It is actually deer.”

  • It’s hard to be silent with a daredevil at the controls

    By: Roger Alford

  • Your favorite shopping center can become a symptom of idolatry

    Today I did not go to Beall’s Outlet next to Publix in Inverness.
    That may not mean much to you, but to me it was a major big deal.
    Lately, I haven’t been able to stop at Publix without checking out the outlet. Even if I park far away I’ll say, “I need to walk more,” and head over to see what’s new at Beall’s.

  • Church News | Oct. 19, 2016

    Owenton First Baptist
    Sunday morning we were challenged with a message from John 4 on “What Saving Faith Looks Like.” We ended the day with a message from Genesis 1 on “Creation: What You Believe Matters.” It was a great day of worship with the people of God.
    Manna in the Morning will meet today (Wednesday) at 10:00am. This bible study is a one-hour exegetical study that is open to all.

  • Retired teachers invited to become a part of local group

    by faye shelton
    OCRTA President
    Oct. 16-22, 2016, is Retired Teacher Appreciation Week in Kentucky.  
    Owen County has over 90  retired teachers. Many of them contribute to life in their communities. Last year, Owen County retired teachers volunteered over 6,000 hours for others, serving in their churches, the schools, and/or civic and youth organizations. They also gave their time to help in district and statewide endeavors such as the retired teachers’ 5th district and at the state fair for 4-H and Homemakers.

  • Blacksmiths played a variety of roles in community

    In early America, one didn’t pick a fight with the village blacksmith, for everyone knew his trade produced the muscular, sinewy arms of a prized fighter.
    The blacksmith shop was at the heart of most communities in the early 1900s. Inside the dim interior of the building, a powerfully rugged blacksmith would shoe horses and make iron implements. He was often called upon to act as a dentist, doctor, undertaker and horse dealer; and many blacksmiths held the position of magistrate or churchwarden.

  • Looking Back | Oct. 12, 2016

    Oct. 12, 2011
    5 years ago
    Moving ahead in education: Owen one of only 22 Kentucky districts to reach progress goal

    The Owen County School District has something to celebrate  after making “adequate yearly progress” under the No Child Left Behind Act for the second year in a row.
    The district was one of only 22 of the 174 districts in the state to make AYP, which is calculated by the results of the Kentucky Core Content Test.

  • Court News | Oct. 12, 2016

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, probation violation, continued to Oct. 25.
    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause hearing, failed to pay $640, next pay by Oct. 31.
    Kenneth Earl Beach, 1978, two counts of first-degree narcotics, second-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Oct. 25.
    Elizabeth Brackin, 1966, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, continued to Oct. 25.

  • PROPERTY TRANSFERS | September 2016

    George W. and Josephine F. Donaldson to Josephine F. Donaldson, Lots #1,#2 and #3, Eagle Creek Subdivision.
    George W. and Josephine F. Donaldson to Josephine F. Donaldson, Lot #1, Eagle Creek Subdivision
    Schwartz Chiropractic Center PLLC to First Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Office Building and Lot, $142,500.
    Golden Triangle Realty LLC to Schwartz Chiropractic Center PLLC, House and Lot, $130,000.