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Today's News

  • Pet raccoons have to put up with that horrible smell

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    You may have heard about the fellow who brought a raccoon home and announced to his wife that he now has a new pet.

    She asked: “Where are you going to keep it?”

    “Right here in the house,” he replied.

    “But,” she continued, “what about the horrible smell?”

    “I got used to it,” he said. “I’m sure the raccoon will too.”

  • The rock is a reminder for people to never forget God's work in their lives

    Although I don’t think it’s terminal, it is chronic: I have a chronic case of CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff.

    That’s the diagnosis one of my co-workers gave me the other day. He may or may not have been joking.

    I tell people all the time to please, please, please remind me of stuff. It’s the CRS, folks. I just can’t remember.

    At least I’m not alone. The ancient Israelites had it too. They were always forgetting stuff, mostly the stuff God had done for them, even rescuing them from years of slavery in Egypt.

  • Local Church News | June 22, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed with a wonderful vacation Bible school last week as we studied the life of Joseph with 56 children. Thanks to all those who came and thanks to the workers. A word of special thanks goes to FaDana for organizing, to Lisa for her decorating skills and media expertise, to Linda for leading the great music, and to Martha for organizing the food.

  • Young Owen countians overcome early childhood struggle

    In the 1800s famine hit Ireland and more than 2 million Irish immigrated to America. The Brown family was part of this seemingly unending wave of starving yet determined people who looked to a new life and a new land of opportunity.

    The Browns settled in Virginia, and not long after the births of their children, both died, leaving behind four young orphans.

  • Looking back | June 15, 2016

    A new center of town
    June 15, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Doreen McElroy wants a bench outside the new Monterey Community Center so people in downtown Monterey will have a place to sit down with neighbors and shoot the breeze.

    Her idea was one of several presented Thursday night when more than a dozen concerned Monterey residents gathered to discuss plans for the new center.

    “We had lots of very good ideas,” McElroy said. “It was a very good meeting and I think everyone was happy with the turnout.”

  • Court News | June 15, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 10, 2016

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 17.

    James B. Daugherty, 1980, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.

    Anthony Wayne Mahoney, 1972, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.

  • Property Transfers | May 2016

    Michael Rollins, Peggie P. Tisch-Rollins and Peggie P. Tisch to Brandon W. Bass and Wendy D. Bass, land in Owen County, $112,000.

    Michael Marksberry and Tracie Marksberry to Dennis Gray and Juliett Gray, lot numbers 21, 22 and 23 in the Eagle Valley subdivision, $5,000.

    Dennis A. Wilson, Dennis Allen Wilson, Dennis A. Wilson unknown spouse, Branch Banking and Trust Company and Master Commissioner Mark R. Cobb to Branch Banking and Trust Company, land on the south side.

    Mark Daniel Webb to Daniel Carmack, lot 43 of the Eagle Creek Campground.

  • Community News | June 15, 2016

    Class of ‘55 to meet at Smith House Restaurant

    The Owen County High School Class of 1955 will meet at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 26, for lunch or pie and coffee anytime. For more information, call Joyce Crupper at 859-234-7535 or Peggy Davis at 502-484-2646.

    First Christian to take appointments for food pantry June 14

  • At the Library | June 15, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year; fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Keep joining us on Wednesdays for body and mind fitness program. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Silly Safaris: Animal Athletes

  • Local farmers finally catch a break

    God smiled on the farmers this week. Teri and I went to Carrollton on Saturday to a birthday reunion. From the time I left the house and all the way to Owenton, there were large rolls of hay in every field I passed. I had to take the detour around Owenton and I saw country I didn’t know existed and there were more rolls of hay.