Today's News

  • Branch abuzz following Monterey fair

    Of all the mornings to sleep late, this was not the Monday I should have. I have more news than I know what to do with.
    The Monterey Fair was Saturday. Gene Rose’s Rose-Spicer reunion was Saturday, and the Mt. Vernon Soup was on Sunday. The Ryder Cup was being played on TV from Thursday to Sunday, and Arnold Palmer died Sept. 26, and it was dedicated to his memory.

  • Hardin receives leadership award at state capitol

    Jessica Hardin, a junior at Owen County High School, was one of 25 students recognized in a ceremony in the State Capitol Sept. 20 as part of the first Kentucky GEAR UP Week Celebration. More than 100 students, parents, and educators gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to recognize the GEAR UP Kentucky Students of the Year for their leadership among their peers, personal accomplishments, and academic achievements.

  • Community Events | Oct. 5, 2016

    Davis, Ligon and Swigert, Bourne families unite Oct. 8

    The kinfolks of William and Lizzie (Ligon) Davis, and the kinfolks of John T. and Nannie (Bourne) Swigert, are encouraged to come to the fellowship hall of Cedar Hill Church located on Highway 127 S. Please bring some pictures and family history information. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and run through 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Teresa Swigert at (502) 484-2726 or (502) 750-0953.
    Adult health clinic will be Oct. 12

  • Bearcats get best of Rebels in district opener

    The Owen County Rebels saw their two-game winning streak snapped  Friday night at Patterson Field.
    After scoring 64 points last week in a win at Newport, the Rebels were held scoreless in losing their district opener 35-0 to Walton-Verona.
    The Bearcats took the opening kickoff and marched down the field and scored when Mason Smith plunged in from one-yard out to put the visitors on top 7-0. They scored later in the first quarter to push the advantage to 14-0 when Micah Alford scampered in for a ten-yard score.

  • Golf teams attend regional tournaments

    The Owen County golf teams took part in their respective regional tournaments this past week.
    The girls participated in the 6th Region Tournament on Monday at Eagle Creek Country Club. As a team, the Lady Rebels finished in third place overall. It was a great day for Lydia Merrifield who finished in fourth place with a round of 80. With her outstanding play, she earned a berth in the KHSAA State Golf Tournament being played yesterday and today at the Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Cross country teams run well at NCKC

    The Owen County cross country teams headed to Williamstown last week to run in the NKCK meet. Both teams ran well with the Lady Rebels finishing second overall and the Rebels fourth.
    For the Lady Rebels, Allison Bourne was the top finisher as she placed sixth overall. Destiny Goodrich and Autumn Hunter were 11th and 12th while Julie Herrmann was 14th and Lucinda Beach 20th to round out the top five finishers.
    Oralia Olquin was 26th, Jessica Herrmann 32nd, Kailey Cram 36th, Miranda Wilhoite 43rd and Caylin Trenary 44th.

  • Soccer teams salute their seniors

    The Owen County soccer teams recognized their seniors last week.
    On Thursday night, the teams hosted Henry County. The Lady Rebels played first and saluted their four seniors; Hailey Chappell, Kaitlynn Goodrich, Marlee Lathrem and Ashley Willis. Owen County would pick up the 3-0 win in the game. Chappell had a pair of goals and Megan Bruener added another in the victory.

  • Kentucky Grazing Conference set for Oct. 19

    By: Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • Livestock Market Report | Oct. 5, 2016

    Sept. 28, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 407
    Sept. 21: 480
    Last year: 382

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $5-$7 lower, heifers $8-$12 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $10 lower

    Feeders: 337
    Slaughter: 59
    Replacements: 11

    Slaughter cows made up 11 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 82 percent. The feeder supply included 35 percent steers, 47 percent heifers, and 18 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Starting woody plants from seed can prove tricky

    By: Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener