Today's News

  • Softball players grab postseason honors

    The Owen County High School softball team recently handed out its postseason awards.
    Sophomore Shelby Gambrell had a big year for the Lady Rebels. She led the team in hits with 38 and triples with five. She also led the squad with 25 runs scored and 28 stolen bases.
    Senior Katelyn Sutherland also either led or was tied for the team lead in several categories. Sutherland finished with the most doubles (six), home runs (six) and total bases with 55.
    Sutherland and Lynsey Farrar also tied for the most walks with 11.

  • Flying on history day

    On June, 22 the Owen County Historical Society is inviting the public to take part in the Owen County History Day celebration in the backyard of the museum. One of the featured guests is Michael Harmon, above, a volunteer with the state’s raptor education program at Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort. The Shelbyville man holds a state captive wildlife permit, general level falconry license, and a federal special migratory bird permit for educational purposes.

  • Owen countians honored at District 3 4-H Horse Show

    The Owen County 4-H Horse Club had a great weekend at the District 3 4-H Horse Show, May 31 through June 2.
    The club had participants in several categories, including Kara Knochelmann in hunter-under-saddle; Emily Cammack in western pleasure; and Liz Ashcraft in miniatures.
    The show, held at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort, was the qualifying show for the upcoming State 4-H Horse Show in Louisville, July 7-13.
    All members of the Owen County club qualified.

  • Wedding announcement:Rankin and Banks

  • Planning for the future: Extension service to offer community leadership program

    The Owen County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a new leadership program beginning in late August and running through early December of this year.
    The Owen County Community Leadership Program was created “to increase opportunities for residents of all ages to be involved in planning and working for the future of Owen County and nurture a belief in the possibility of change that is in the best interest of the entire community.”

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fried fish, big fish and a few farewells

    Everything is gray and damp this morning. I went out to put the mail in the box and checked the rain gauge. We had 8/10 of an inch last night.
    Fay said they got all the hay they had cut rolled by Wednesday, so they did some shopping at Carrollton toward the end of the week.
    She said there were a lot of sales going on there. They went to the big nursery there where they ran into Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who live on top of the cliff across from Old Cedar Church.

  • Rotary contest winners

    On March 12, five Owen County High School students participated in the Owenton Rotary Club’s Annual Speech Contest held at the Owen County High School.
    While this was all of these contestants first time public speaking, no one would be able to tell.
    All the contestants demonstrated tremendous speaking skills.
    The contest required each contestant to prepare and memorize a five to 10 minute speech on the topic of ‘Peace Through Service,’ which is also the Rotary Club’s international motto.

  • Two local students graduate from Georgetown

    Two area students have graduated from Georgetown College.
    The May graduates are:
    • Eddie K. Slusher of Corinth, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree.
    • Ciara Paige McDaniel of Worthville, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree.

  • Owenton livestock report June 19, 2013

    June 19, 2013
    This week: 403 • June 5: 511 • Last year: 367
    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers and bulls $1 to $2 lower. Feeder heifers steady to $1 lower. Slaughter cows $2 to $3 lower and bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 400-500 lbs.  $133-142; 500-600 lbs.  $132-138; 600-700 lbs.  $128-138; 700-800 lbs.  $130-135.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #2-#3: 500-600 lbs.  $117-127; 600-700 lbs.  $110-120; 700-800 lbs.  $118-123.

  • Elementary, primary schools merge on paper

    Following an unanimous decision by the Owen County Board of Education, the state will now recognize Owen County Primary and Owen County Elementary Schools as one.
    The two schools will continue to be housed in their respective buildings, but Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said the schools will be recognized by the state as one school, with one principal and one site-based decision-making council.
    Stafford said consolidating the two schools seemed like the logical thing to do.