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Today's Features

  • By Fernando Alfonso III
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Ranch hand Peter Evsich, 55, sat in his pickup truck smoking a cigarette Sunday afternoon while watching over the smoldering ruins of a horse barn, with 23 dead horses somewhere under the barn’s collapsed metal roof.
    The Thoroughbreds were part of a group housed in a barn at the Mercury Equine Center off Russell Cave Road. The fire started just after midnight and may have been due to lightning or an electrical issue, said owner Eric Reed.

  • Many sprang up along streams, creeks, and rivers. Others were established where gentle rolling hills cradled rich fertile soil. Their names varied, and over the decades many completely vanished. Yet, their stories serve as a reminder of the vital impact communities have on the culture, traditions, and history of a nation.
    A hundred years ago Owen County boasted over 70 communities, many of which are gone. Yet, a glimpse of a once thriving village might be captured on an early deed, in a diary or family story, or happen upon in an old newspaper article.

  • I found out why Fay wasn’t answering her phone last Monday. She was in Lexington. Bruce’s heart began to beat too slow, and he wasn’t feeling so good so they took him to Lexington on Friday evening and he was in the hospital till Tuesday. He had to have a pacemaker put in. He can’t do anything but rest and watch TV for at least six weeks.

  • Ciara Nicole Rogers and Dalton Mears are pleased to announce their forthcoming marriage.
    Ciara is the daughter of Johnny and Regina Rogers of Corinth. She is a 2015 graduate of Owen County High School. She is currently employed by Maurices and attends Georgetown College where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

  • by Roger Alford

  • When I first met Charlie Campbell, he was at the end of his rope — the end of his hope.
    Earlier this year, his wife had a series of strokes that left her paralyzed on her right side and bedridden.
    Himself disabled, he has been caring for his wife and two daughters, one who is autistic.
    A man in the community told me about Charlie and his need, among other things, for a wheelchair-accessible van so he could get his wife out of the house so she could feel normal again.

  • Owenton First Baptist
    A full day of worship was enjoyed by all this past Lord’s Day. We began with a message on the blessings of his birth, in which our pastor revealed that because of his coming we now can enjoy the blessing of God with us, God in us, and God for us. Our adult choir then brought their special Christmas musical that brought great glory to God. The evening service was filled with the voices of our children as they presented the Christmas production, “Too Busy.”

  • Dec. 7, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 886
    Nov. 30: 815
    Last year: 852

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 700 lbs. $2-$3 lower over 700 lbs. Steady $1 lower, heifers steady $2 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls $1-$2 lower.

    Feeders: 826
    Slaughter: 51
    Replacements: 9

  • by Steve Musen

  • Owen county soil
    conservation district
    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.  The funding is being made available through NRCS’ innovative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and applicants must be able to match the federal award with private or local funds.