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Today's News

  • Proper care for roses and bouquets from your Valentine's Day sweetheart

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success.

  • Would you sell your parrot to the town gossip?

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Will Rogers, the humorist from a generation ago, said lots of funny things in his day, including this ditty:

    “When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa did. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”

  • People forgive others freely when they know they are forgiven

    Recently I spent time with some people who are homeless.

    I had met some of them while tagging along at the annual county-wide housing count, which is another way to say homeless count.

    Every year, people who care go out and find the people who live in the woods or in their cars or sleep in abandoned buildings and get as much information about them as they can.

    People who care want to meet these people’s immediate and ongoing needs with tents and blankets and stoves, and also their long-term needs.

  • Local Church News | Feb. 10, 2016

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    “I Am Not Alone” was Carla Marston’s special in song Sunday morning.  The choir also sang “Worthy of Worship.”  Bro. Dale’s sermon was based on 2 Corinthians 4:1-12. 

    Thanks to everyone who made our “Super Bowl of Chili and Soup” a success!  All had a great time in fellowship.

  • Revels rebound after All 'A' Classic by earning three victories

    The magic carpet ride continues for the Owen County Rebels.

    The Rebels recovered nicely after their heartbreaking loss last week at the All “A” Classic. The team bounced back nicely picking up three quality wins over three tough opponents.

  • THE BUZZER GIVETH AND THE BUZZER TAKETH AWAY

    Two Lady Rebel games last week came down to a final shot. The first went in favor of Owen County while the second one did not.

    On Monday, the Lady Rebels hosted Woodford County. The Lady Yellow Jackets enjoyed the first half momentum as they jumped out to a 32-20 halftime advantage. The second half was a different story.

  • Seeking the groundhog's forecast in modern times

    If I were naming a holiday for an animal, I might go with Giraffe Day. They’re elegant beasts, and I’ve felt a kinship with them since I was in high school. That’s when Tony Denny observed to everyone in earshot that I had a neck as long as a giraffe’s.

    Or Zebra Day – is there a more beautiful creature than a zebra? If it had its own day, might it become a symbol of racial harmony or world peace?

  • Letters carried tales of everyday life

    Author and storyteller Phyllis Theroux once wrote, “To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”

    Letters presented opportunities to share with others significant pieces of a person’s life.

    After the Revolutionary War, Americans became part of the great westward expansion into Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and beyond.

    As families and friends were left behind, letters sent back home provided a bridge between the old life and the new.

  • Court News | Feb. 3, 2016

    Owen District Court
    Jan. 29, 2016

    FELONY

    Derrick Dempsey, 1989, probation violation for misdemeanor offense; violation admitted, serve 44 days, to be released on Monday Feb. 1, to attend reach program 4 times per week, review on Feb. 26.

    Harry Mercer, 1967, theft by deception; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing set to Feb. 5.

    Harry Dale Mercer, 1967, two counts theft by deception; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing set to Feb. 5.

  • Looking back | Feb. 3, 2016

    Fiscal court ponders new transient tax
    Feb. 2, 2011
    5 years ago

    With an eye toward the future of Owen County tourism, the Owen County Fiscal Court may soon pass an ordinance for a transient room tax.

    The tax would include motor courts, motels, hotels, inns or similar accommodations.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the ordinance would also include campgrounds.