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Today's Features

  • What a Baptist morning. Brother Lewis’ message was from James 1:27 and Luke 13:5. Are you a child of God? you must repent and be born again to become a child of God.
    All we have to do is believe and have faith to know that he is always there. It’s up to us to let him into our hearts and lives. There is nothing better to have in your life than Jesus.  
    Keep all those who are on our prayer list in your prayers a special prayer to the Furnish family.  

  • Bro. Adam’s message was from Matthew 3:13-17 on the baptism of Jesus. Jesus was baptized to identify with us, to be obedient to God, and to serve as an example for us. Baptism does not save us, only acceptance of Jesus Christ through faith saves us. However, baptism is the first step in obedience to Christ after we accept Him through faith. We rejoice with Stacey and Jason as they have expressed their faith in Christ and followed in obedience with baptism.

  • First Christian said farewell and thank you to the Rev. Dann Masden with a hearty country breakfast before worship Sunday morning.
    The Rev. Masden is leaving First Christian for a new interim mininstry and he will be missed.
    The children learned about being a player on God’s team during “A Time for Young Disciples” and each received a wrist band with 3:16 to remind them of the John 3:16 scripture.
    The choir provided a beautiful special led by Berna Tanksley, minister of music.

  • The past couple weeks have been totally exciting for us. We are happy to announce our newest partnership with First Baptist Woodstock in Georgia.
    Pastor Johnny Hunt and their church planting ministry will be guiding us in reaching our goals to reach our community for Christ.
    Our local ministry, “The Wild Goose Cafe,” had a huge grand opening last week followed by the Owen County Arts Council’s poetry reading/concert last Saturday. All of our proceeds from the cafe go to helping families in need here in our community.

  • Left: In an photo from 1976, Owenton Patrolman Doug West, left, and then-Owenton Police Chief John Saylor pose outside the office of the News-Herald with the department’s latest cruiser. Earlier this month, current Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and officer Rufus Shearer show off the department’s newest cruiser.
     

  • At the JCTC Carrollton Campus, students can study biology, learn to be a nurse, take a Spanish class, join a club, march in a parade, get the first two years of college and transfer, and so much more.
    Find everything Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton has to offer at an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 7. Visitors can tour classrooms and programs, meet faculty and get information about applying for financial aid.

  • Sixth-Grade
    Super Honor Roll
    Skye DeCandia, Molly Gamble, David Gray, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Brandi Mears, Riley Montague, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Josh Spaulding, Ella Stout, Ashley Willis, Destiny Young

    Regular Honor Roll

  • Johnny and Rhonda Denny are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittney Christine Denny, to Christopher Paul Smoot. Chris is the son of Paul and Valerie Smoot. Brittney is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed by First Farmers Bank as a teller. Chris, a 2000 graduate of Owen County High School, is a local farmer and owner/operator of Smoot Gate Sales.
    A spring wedding is being planned for April 30, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. at Long Ridge Baptist Church.

  • I got my “project” started this week. I decided to build a narrow cabinet in the back hall to store dog food, soft drinks, assorted laundry and cleaning products and miscellaneous items and have a folding surface on top for clothes from the dryer.

  • For 80 years it served Owen County — a notable amount of time to service a community. In a matter of a few seconds it was gone, but memories of days when it was a vital part of the Gratz scenery live on in the hearts and minds of local residents