Today's News

  • Choosing the right parking spot can silence gossips

    By: Roger Alford | N-H Columnist

  • Maybe persistently mean Christians haven’t been changed by Christ

    I don’t know why I was so surprised, but I was.
    A few weeks ago, my pastor spoke on a controversial topic, racism, and did an absolutely amazing job, balancing truth and grace.
    That’s not what surprised me.
    What surprised me was learning that he was attacked for it, the target of mean-spirited vitriol, face to face encounters and emails.
    People love grace, but truth? Not so much.

  • Local Church News | Oct. 5, 2016

    Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
    Rev. David “Milkweed” Wotier
    The deacon of the month is Ralph Toole.
    A business meeting will be conducted at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday), and all other graded activities.
    Our revival will be Oct. 9-12, with Rev. Jeremy Stout as evangelist. Darin Collins will provide the music.
    Operation Christmas Child collection items for October: flip-flops, sunglasses, after summer sale items.
    Our goal for the Month of Prayer for Eliza Broadus State Missions is $2,250.

  • Volleyball unbeaten in district

    The Owen County volleyball team wrapped up an undefeated season against 31st District competition last week.
    The team knocked off Carroll County 3-0 at home on Thursday night to finish the regular season 8-0 in district play. The win was their third of the week and improved the Lady Rebels to 19-9 overall. It is the third best record in the 8th Region.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    The Rebels  football team defeated the Raiders 44-0 last season in Owenton.
    Since 2000, Owen County is 10-6 against Trimble County.
    The Raiders are coached by Mike Isley who is in his first season.
    Earlier this season the Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak by beating Ft. Knox. Since then they have lost four straight.
    Trimble County enters the game having been shutout three times in a row and four times all together on the season.

  • School board settles on 4-percent increase

    A public hearing was held by the Owen County Board of Education Sept. 8 for a vote on the annual tax rate. Proposed were a compensated rate or a percentage increase. There were no community members in attendance, but the special board meeting following the hearing led to a 5-0 decision of a 4-percent increase.
    The rate was set at 64.6.

  • Could powerful ‘fakes’ be the new heroin?

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    The recent overwhelming string of overdoses in Cincinnati and the region during a nationwide heroin epidemic has medical and law enforcement observers betting on sneaky, synthetic opioids as the culprit.
    They fear the development is a disturbing harbinger of things to come, with each new heroin knockoff being scarier than the last.

  • Lifelong journey with books takes reader down many different roads

    Our youngest grandchild, Georgia Jane, is learning to read. She’s in Kindergarten at a shiny new school filled with the most up to date everything. Seven hundred students, in grades K-5, learn with her. Like a traveler from a foreign country, I attempt to tell her about my first school although she stares back at me with uncomprehending eyes. She cannot imagine such a strange place.  

  • The value of a dollar during the 19th and 20th centuries

    Before coins and paper money were used as a means of exchange, bartering for goods was a common practice on the American frontier. This practice continued in rural Kentucky into the 20th century when local hucksters would trade staples for anything from chickens, eggs, freshly caught fish or a fine snapping turtle.
    Bartering dates back to 6,000 BC when tribes introduced it in Mesopotamia. The Babylonians developed an improved bartering system and exchanged goods for food, tea, weapons, and spices. At times, human skulls were bartered as well.

  • LOOKING BACK | Sept. 28, 2016

    Sept. 29, 1966
    50 years ago
    Rebel win could start road back, big night planned for Scott County

    Owen County High School football fans are going to back their Rebels “no matter what” if preparations for Friday night’s contest with Scoot County are any indication. “1000 FAN NIGHT” is the billing for Friday’s 8 o’clock contest.