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Today's News

  • At the Library | May 25, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year; fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us Wednesday, beginning June 1, for body and mind fitness programs. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log. Summer fun is going to be cool at the library this year.

    Library Staff Day

  • Senior Activities | May 25-31, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    (Today) Wednesday, May 25: 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Extension office – crafts.

    Thursday, May 26: Noon, birthday bash; 1 p.m. Bunco.

  • Section of Pete Towles Rd. to receive water main

    Kentucky American Water will begin in June the installation of a water main along a section of Pete Towles Road in Owen County that will bring tap water service to new customers and enhance performance of the existing water distribution system.

  • Owen Electric to once again help sponsor Special Olympics

    Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are once again proud to be Platinum Sponsors of the 2016 Special Olympics State Summer Games.

    The statewide games take place June 3-5 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and will include competitions in track and field, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce and flag football. Along with sponsorship, several Owen Electric employees will volunteer to work at the event.

  • Mason to travel to Athens on research award

    University of Louisville sophomore Miranda Mason has received an Etscorn International Summer Research Award to travel to Athens to explore socialized health care and the impact of Greece’s difficult economic situation on public health.

    She will intern at Evaggelismos Hospital (public) and Iaso Hospital (private) in Athens. The $4,000 scholarship was awarded to Mason by the College of Arts and Sciences and another $1,000 came from the university’s study abroad office.

  • Successfully growing sweet potatoes in the backyards of Ky.

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Once again we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had 4 nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods! 7 months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

  • Controlling summertime mosquitos near the home

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Controlling mosquitos is challenging to say the least. You may even think you are fighting a never-ending battle. With mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home environment. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.

  • Local Church News | May 25, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were greatly blessed Sunday as we celebrated graduation and completion of ARC.  It was great to have many of our ARC participants with us.  Following service we had a time of fellowship for them. Bro. Bill’s message was from John 13:1-5 entitled “Love Wears an Apron.” 

    Join us at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) for prayer meeting. Prayer is the first and most important thing we can do for ourselves and others. We need to always seek God’s will through prayer.

  • When it comes to sainthood, we can't achieve it, not even on our best day

    On my last birthday I turned 61.

    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing, at least the Protestant definition of a saint as simply being a follower of Jesus, although that somehow doesn’t seem to be enough. Shouldn’t there be more to it than that? Hitting a benchmark of obedience? Praying without ceasing? Saying no to temptation eight out of 10 times, or at least two out of 10?

    If so, then I’m a poor excuse for a “saint.”

  • Husband gets in trouble for 'stealing' forgetful wife's car

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the story of the husband who was always telling his wife she should never leave her car keys in the ignition, that that’s a sure way of having a vehicle stolen.

    So, one day after an especially tiring shift at work, she walked out into the parking lot, and, sure enough, her car wasn’t there. Her heart sank. Her first move was to dial 911 to let police know it had been stolen.