Today's News

  • Rebels take down Newport

    The Owen County Rebels’ football team defeated Newport at Patterson Field Thursday to earn their second win of the season. The game, originally scheduled for Friday, was moved up a day as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey were expected to move across Owen County Friday. The game against Newport was originally scheduled as the 2017 homecoming game.

  • MBMS cheerleaders take first at Swiss Wine Festival
  • Favorite late summer, fall perennials

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | August 30, 2017

    Aug. 30, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 238
    August 23: 199
    Last Year: n/a

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, plainer cattle $1-$3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-$3 higher.

    Feeders: 178
    Slaughter: 44
    Replacements: 16

  • Life is short, like a vapor that vanishes after a little while

    By Roger AlfordA old man stomped angrily into a jewelry shop and waved his wristwatch in the face of the owner.
    “You said this watch would last me a lifetime,” he yelled.
    “Yes, I did,” the owner acknowledged. “But you looked pretty sickly the day you bought it.”
    Taking a guess at how long someone might live is risky business. Read the obituary page of any newspaper and you find that people of every age are leaving this side of eternity every day. Some are young. Some are middle-aged. Some are elderly.

  • An ode to Wisconsin lava flows and legless dogs

    The other day I found an old, yellowed and brittle newspaper cartoon that I had cut out and saved.
    Dated from 1987, it’s a drawing of a woman sitting in a wing-back chair holding her knees with her feet tucked underneath her.
    The caption reads: “This year’s Irrational Fears Grand Champion worries, from her home in Madison, Wisconsin, about being caught up in a deadly lava flow.”

  • Church News | September 6, 2017

    Beech Grove Baptist

  • School board adopts smoke-free policy

    Owen County Schools recently joined the ranks of a growing number of districts across Kentucky aiming to create a healthier atmosphere for students.
    The Owen County Board of Education approved a proposal to create a smoke-free school system at its Aug. 21 meeting. The district will begin promoting smoke-free areas at each school and athletic event with signs posted throughout its campus.

  • Christian faith reassures me that I’m forgivable

    “I think I go back over my life — I don’t recommend this by the way — and you pick up, oh, what’d you do that for? Why didn’t you understand this — not just with children, as a parent, but with other people, with friends. So it’s a long period of — it’s not profound regret. It’s just a wiping-up of tiny, little messes that you didn’t recognize as a mess when they were going on.” – Toni Morrison, Interview, April 20, 2015, Fresh Air, NPR

  • Owen Co. doctors prevailed during 20th century

    “I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm.”
    The above quote was taken from the Hippocratic Oath which was a solemn promise historically taken by physicians. It was first used in Greece and was one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. Originally the oath required a new physician to swear to uphold specific ethical standards.