Today's News

  • Owen County Extension Service: You don't need dyes to color Easter eggs

    The egg’s shape has often inspired artists. It has been the palette for one of the most intriguing of folk arts in many cultures. There is literally no end to the creative possibilities for individual expression on an egg shell. Eggs can be painted or colored with crayons or felt-tipped pens, turned into funny faces, topped with fantastic hats, trimmed with feathers or sequins or simply dyed in an endless variety of hues. However you decide to do it, decorating eggs is fun for grown-ups as well as for kids.

  • Kay's Branch News: Mother Nature ignorning the calendar

    I got up and rebuilt my fire this morning. I let it go out Saturday, laboring under the delusion that spring might actually be here. It was in the high 40s and the sun was shining. Fay said they got out and cleaned their Martin houses and rearranged them. They didn’t have many last year, so they decided it was the locations. They had just gotten the job done and were back in the house when they saw the first scout fly in. The birds are on schedule, even if Mother Nature is not.

  • A place to sleep

    Students from Carroll County A.T.C., using a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement bought lumber and the necessary tools to mass produce twin-sized beds for children in their community for a project called “A Place to Sleep.” The students from left to right are Wes Bayne of Trimble County, Zach McBurney of Carroll County, Nathan Jude of Owen County, Mike Gaunt of Gallatin County, Chris Cunningham of Gallatin County, and Logan Becham of Carroll County.

  • Owen track teams run in New Castle

    The Owen County High School track team took its show on the road last week.
    The team took part in the Henry County All-Comers Meet in New Castle. They then travelled to Bracken County Saturday to participate in the Glacier Invitational.
    On March 19, the girls competed against Henry County, Trimble County, Carroll County and North Oldham high schools.

  • Julie Spaulding signs with Asbury

    An Owen County High School golfer is taking her skills to college.
    Julie Spaulding has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Asbury College in Wilmore.
    Spaulding is the daughter of Terry and Kathy Spaulding. The senior has played three seasons of golf for Owen County under coach David Wainscott.
    Wainscott had high praise for his former player.
    “Our team will miss Julie,” Wainscott said. “Asbury is getting a dedicated golfer and an excellent student.”

  • Lady Rebels crush Ladycats

    The Owen County High School softball team opened up the season last week with two impressive victories.
    The Lady Rebels opened up the 2013 campaign March 19 at home against Trimble County with an 8-3 win.
    On March 21, they dominated Pendleton County.
    The Rebels crushed the Ladycats 19-0 in just three innings in Falmouth.
    It is the second-straight season the Lady Rebels have defeated the LadyCats in impressive fashion. Owen County won last year at home 15-0.

  • Rebels look to even record against Henry

    The Owen County High School baseball team was back on the diamond last week as they traveled to take on Frankfort.
    The Rebels would fall 16-9 to the Panthers.
    The loss dropped Owen County to 1-2 to begin the year.
    Weather permitting, they will be busy over the next few days.
    The team will host Henry County Thursday before traveling to Bellevue on Friday.
    Owen County will be back at home on Saturday against Carroll County before taking part in the Valley Invitational next week.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League: Hotshots get past Clemons, 3-2

    Under Eight
    HotShots - 3 vs. Clemons - 2
    In the opening game of the season, the HotShots played hard to claim the victory.
    Eli Myers scored the first goal for the HotShots. Blaine Spencer and Luke Myers hustled to defend as fullbacks in the second and third quarters.
    Price Griffin added two goals in the fourth quarter to seal the win. The win was a team effort for the HotShots.
    The team welcomes newcomers Gwyneth Culbertson and Hillary Kays to the field.  

  • Baseball standout has Owen Co. ties
  • Long Ridge Baptist welcomes singer Kenny Bishop

    Southern Gospel recording artist Kenny Bishop will be singing at Long Ridge Baptist Church on March 31 during the 11 a.m. worship service.
    The public is invited to the special Easter service to hear Bishop, a popular Christian singer who is a regular on the Gaither Homecoming videos.
    For nearly 20 years, Bishop traveled with his father and brother in one of Christian music’s favorite southern Gospel trios.
    The Bishops garnered several industry and fan awards including the coveted Dove Award as well as numerous number one and top ten songs.