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Today's News

  • Caring for your poinsettia

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | December 13, 2017

    December 6, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 681
    Last Week: 836
    Last Year: 886

    Compared to the previous sale: Weened and better quality feeder steers and heifers sold $4-$5 lower, unweened and plainer cattle sharply lower, slaughter cows $4-$5 lower, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 620
    Slaughter: 52
    Replacements: 9

  • Halfway through fall from skyscraper, optimist says ‘sp far so good’

    By Roger Alford

  • ‘Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin? Jesus is calling’

    Here’s something to chew on with your morning coffee: What if being better — sinning less, doing more good than bad — isn’t God’s primary goal in the lives of Christians?
    And, what if our struggle with sin (sin being another word for trying to do life by our own power and following our own individual bent and moral compass) — what if that internal tug-o-war between wanting to please God and wanting to please ourselves isn’t a sign of spiritual failure but is really a sign of spiritual health?

  • Church News | December 13, 2017

    Monterey Baptist Church

  • Friday crash claims 2 lives

    A single-vehicle crash claimed the lives of two Owen County residents Friday.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call of an injury accident around 9:20 p.m. Owen County Sheriff’s Deputies Marvin Goodrich and Daniel Tracy were the first to arrive on scene at the Greenup Road entrance to Lucas Lane, where they found a Chevy Malibu resting on its top.

  • Lusby’s Mill past rife with colorful characters

    Assac Cobb is believed to have been the first white child born in Owen County. He was the eighth child of Samuel Cobb and his second wife, who were among the first settlers in Lusby’s Mill. Samuel Cobb fought in the Revolutionary War, and his first wife and two daughters were scalped and killed by Indians in South Carolina. In the late 1790s, the Cobbs and three other families settled on the banks of Eagle Creek behind present-day Mussel Shoals Church.

  • Who is it? | December 6, 2017
  • Looking Back | December 6, 2017

    Dec. 5, 2012
    5 years ago
    City seeks bright ideas

    Owenton Mayor Doug West and the members of the planning and zoning commission are looking for some fresh ideas for the city’s future.
    West will host a community meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the courtroom of the Owen County Courthouse to take suggestions from the public on the city’s future in order to update its comprehensive plan.
    The current comprehensive plan was approved as it was in July, but the current plan has not been revised or updated in 20 years.

  • Owen District Court | December 6, 2017

    Dec. 1, 2017

    Eric McGuire, 1979, review set for Feb. 9, $185 restitution.
    Eric McGuire, 1979, pay or stay concurrent with Boone County time.
    Quentin E. Moore, 1990, first-degree possession of controlled substance or heroin, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, waived to grand jury.
    Charlie Ann Roland, 1978, theft by deception including cold checks under $500, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, pretrial conference set for Feb. 12.