Today's News

  • Lady Rebels defeat Cooper for five in row

    The Owen County softball team picked up its fifth win of the season on Saturday.
    The Lady Rebels began the week by traveling to Franklin County on Wednesday. Despite three hits and two runs batted in for Baileigh Young and two hits and an RBI by Haley Young the team lost 10-6 to the Lady Flyers.
    Macie Osborne and Kaitlyn Parker also picked up a run batted in.
    On Saturday, the team hosted a pair of games. They would lose a 6-0 contest to Harrison County and pick up a 5-4 win over Cooper.

  • Girls run well at Clash of the Classes

    The Owen County track team spent a chilly Saturday in Verona taking part in the Clash of the Classes.
    The Lady Rebels would finish 15th as a team.
    Katie Hensley finished 15th in the 100-meter dash while Meagan Bruener was 19th in the 200-meter dash. Hensley would also place fifth in the 400-meter dash with teammate Autumn Hunter 35th. In the 800-meter, it was Allison Bourne 16th and Jessica Herrmann 21st. Julie Herrmann was 26th in 1,600-meter and 16th in the 3,200-meter. Makenzie Duncan eighth in the 100-meter hurdles and tenth in the 300-meter hurdles.

  • Livestock Market Report | April 5, 2017

    March 29, 2017
    Receipts: 746
    Last Week: 843
    Year Ago: 733
    Compared to last Wednesday:
    Feeder steers under 600 lbs.
    steady, over 600 lbs. $2-$4 higher,
    Feeder heifers $3-$5 higher,
    good to very good demand for
    feeder classes. Slaughter cows
    and bulls steady with good
    Feeders: 670
    Slaughter: 54
    Replacements: 22
    Supply included 36 percent
    over 600 lbs. and 34 heifers.
    Feeder Steers Medium &
    Large #1-#2: 326 lbs. $146.99;

  • Spring has sprung, time to mow your lawn

    by Steve Musen

  • Nothing compares to the restorative powers of the great outdoors

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • Wife gives husband good news: ‘The airbag works’

    by Roger Alford

  • You may hate God, but he loves you and has a better plan for your life

    by Nancy Kennedy

  • Church News | April 5, 2017

    Beech Grove Baptist Church

    You are welcome at Beech Grove to come join us on Sunday’s at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. for morning worship and at 6 p.m. for evening worship. Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays for prayer and Bible study.
    Throughout April, we will be collecting the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. This offering helps spread the Gospel here in North America. Please keep our North American missionaries in prayer as well as your participation in this ministry and give as God directs your spirit.

  • Community News | April 5, 2017

    Bessie Sparks Scholarship applications now available
    The Bessie Sparks Scholarship applications are available at Peoples Bank & Trust Co. or in the Owen County High School guidance counselor’s office until May 9.
    Cedar Hill Baptist to host musical talent
    At 7 p.m., Thursday, Cedar Hill Baptist Church will host the Shirey’s and Made New. Come for a time of wonderful music by these two groups. Made New has been with us before and we were blessed by this brother/sister teen duo.
    Community Easter egg hunt set for Saturday

  • Traditions define us as people, serve as cornerstone of nation

    Most cultures have customs that are passed from one generation to the next. Though many customs have vanished over the years, some of these traditions remain in the small towns and rural areas of Kentucky.
    Most customs were not considered a law but were just a matter of good manners instilled in a child, who honored them throughout life.
    Some old-time Kentucky customs included closing a screen door softly to keep it from slamming shut or never reaching for the last piece of chicken when company came to dinner.