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Today's News

  • Preparing for potato planting time in Kentucky

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting, but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Steak is better when it hasn’t been dropped on the floor

    by Roger Alford

  • Sabbath is a time of refreshing, which includes worshiping the Lord

    A few weeks ago, my pastor’s sermon made me squirm in my seat.
    We’ve been studying the Old Testament book of Exodus. That’s the book that talks about God rescuing the Israelites from their centuries of slavery in Egypt, all the plagues upon the Egyptians, how Moses parted the Red Sea and fed the Israelites with manna — honey-tasting bread from heaven.
    At one point, Moses meets with God on Mt. Sinai where God gives him two stone tablets with his law written on them.
    God’s law is a gift to his people, my pastor said.

  • Church News | March 15, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton
    Our study of John continued with a message from chapter nine on One Man’s Treasure Another’s Tragedy. Sunday evening we studied Genesis nine and examined the Noahic Covenant.
    The volleyball league will have its tournament on March 27 and 28. First Baptist will have games on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and Monday at 8:30 p.m.
    Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday, April 9 after the late worship service. Candy can be donated now since we will fill eggs on Wednesday, March 29.

  • Several unique root cellars nestled in Owen hills

    They were a common sight on most Owen County farms in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some were built below the ground, but it wasn’t unusual to see many on ground level with dirt mounded up to form a roof.
    Before the age of refrigeration and canning, root cellars were built under homes or in a separate structure on the property; and into the mid-1900s they played a vital role in American life.

  • Looking Back | March 8, 2017

    March 7, 2012
    5 years ago
    Owenton gets grant for police gear

    The city of Owenton was awarded $3,900 from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program to purchase body armor vests and duty weapons for its police department, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced.
    Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.

  • Owen District Court | March 3, 2017

    March 3, 2017
    William Hughes, 1976, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property under $10,000, speeding 26 mph over the limit, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Jeremiah Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, continued to March 17.

  • February Property Transfers

    Joseph Bruce Williams Jr., Elizabeth Paige Clifton, Elizabeth Paige Williams to Robert and Joyce Clifton, Land on the East and West.
    Dorothy Ann and Wright Howard Goodrich Jr. to Timothy and Stacy Fain, Wild Deer Lake Lots & Farms, Farms #37 and #38, $159,900.
    Dorothy Ann and Wright Howard Goodrich Jr. to Timothy and Stacy Fain, Wild Deer Lake Lots & Farms, Farm #36.
    Everett and Kay M. Hawkins to Linda Hawkins Twyman, Four tracts of land.
    Linda Hawkins and Miley W. Twyman to Everett and Kay M. Hawkins, 5 tracts of Land in Owen County.

  • OCHS February students of the month
  • UK basketball is life...for now

    First, I wish to apologize for the terrible grammar in one of my sentences last week. The computer has “spell check, ” but it knows nothing about grammar. I have got to start reading what I write before I send it to Molly. Miss Martha Holbrook and Miss Lena Watson are turning in their graves. The few who went to grade school and high school will know what I mean. Anyone who went through grade school and high school and had them for teachers had proper grammar pounded into their souls.