Today's News

  • Defending the garden against pests with bio-insecticides

    Weekend Gardener

    I have a very small arsenal of insecticides and what I do have are considered bio-insecticides. Bio-insecticides are derived from naturally occurring microorganisms like bacterium. They also include plant oils and compounds (like neem oil which acts as both an insecticide and fungicide), viruses and protozoa. When we use a bio-insecticide we are essentially using nature to eat nature.

  • Community News | June 1, 2016

    Fish fry to be held for Monterey VFD member

    A fish fry will be held at the Monterey Firehouse at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, to benefit for a member for help with medical and surgical bills.

    Tickets available for alumni association banquet

    Tickets for the June 11 alumni association banquet can be purchased at First Farmers Bank, Peoples Bank and Minch Hardware.

  • Arts in the Park to be held in Gratz June 11

    The Owen County Council for the Arts is partnering with the city of Gratz to present the eighth annual spring arts festival. This year’s “Arts in the Park” will be held in Gratz, along the banks of the Kentucky River. It will include lots of possibilities to be on the river as well as near it, as the event celebrates the impact of the Kentucky River on Owen County and showcases its artists, craftspeople, music and food.

    The festival will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

  • Horse stops quickly when Kmart manager pulls the plug

    N-H Columnist

    You might have heard about the fellow who climbed on the horse to take a ride, and then got frightened. He began to scream and holler for someone to stop the thing.

    If the Kmart manager hadn’t come out and unplugged it, that fellow feared he might have gotten hurt.

    Long Ridge’s own Cara Mohler shared that story the other day, and caused me to laugh out loud.

  • Shoes of grace meant to be walked in, given by a father who loves unconditionally

    I wish you could walk in my shoes.

    I’m talking about my Skechers round-toed EZ Flex 2 Sweetpea slip-ons with the softest, most cushiony memory foam footbeds that feel like I’m walking on pillows.

    I have three pairs – black, gray and powder blue. Today I’m wearing the powder blue ones.

    They are the most comfortable shoes I own and quite possibly the most comfortable shoes I may have ever worn before in my entire life.

    I love these shoes.

  • Local Church News | June 1, 2016

    Beech Grove Baptist Church

    Vacation Bible School will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 4. You are invited to attend.

    The church council will meet at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 5.

    Our next business meeting will be after the morning worship service on June 12.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study and youth Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Walk this way for a district championship

    The Owen County baseball team captured the 31st District Championship on Thursday night in the bottom of the ninth inning and they did not have to swing the bat.

    Nolan Tackett worked a two-out, bases loaded walk to score Cameron McAnally from third base to give the Rebels a 2-1 win over Henry County at Dunavent Field late Thursday evening. The win earned Owen County their first 31st District title since 2013.

  • Williams jumps to state championship

    Adding to his list of basketball accolades this season, Carson Williams is a state champion high jumper.

    The senior set a personal best on Saturday at the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet in Lexington. Williams’ mark of 6 feet 2 inches was better than that of Fulton County’s Devonte Harper who was unable to clear the height.

    Head coach Sean Cockrell said he and Williams had worked hard in practice all week leading up to Saturday’s competition.

  • Softball season ends with loss to Carroll Co.

    A season that began with a win at Frankfort in March ended with a loss in Carrollton in May.

    The Lady Rebels saw their 2016 season come to a close last Monday night in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament in Carrollton to the Lady Panthers. Carroll County defeated Owen County 6-1. The loss came exactly a month after the Lady Panthers knocked off the Lady Rebels 10-5 also in Carrollton.

    Henry County would go on to the beat Carroll County 15-2 in the championship game to win their second straight district title.

  • Spaulding earns award at Asbury

    Former Owen County Lady Rebel golfer Julie Spaulding was recently honored for her accomplishments both on and off the golf course at Asbury University.

    The junior finished her season in April with a third-place finish at the KIAC Tournament at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown. The finish earned her All-Conference honors for the second straight year.