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Today's News

  • When it comes to sainthood, we can't achieve it, not even on our best day

    On my last birthday I turned 61.

    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing, at least the Protestant definition of a saint as simply being a follower of Jesus, although that somehow doesn’t seem to be enough. Shouldn’t there be more to it than that? Hitting a benchmark of obedience? Praying without ceasing? Saying no to temptation eight out of 10 times, or at least two out of 10?

    If so, then I’m a poor excuse for a “saint.”

  • Husband gets in trouble for 'stealing' forgetful wife's car

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the story of the husband who was always telling his wife she should never leave her car keys in the ignition, that that’s a sure way of having a vehicle stolen.

    So, one day after an especially tiring shift at work, she walked out into the parking lot, and, sure enough, her car wasn’t there. Her heart sank. Her first move was to dial 911 to let police know it had been stolen.

  • Softball ends regular season with pair of wins

    The Owen County softball season wrapped up the regular season last week.

    The team finished the year with a pair of home games against Grant County and Williamstown. The Lady Rebels would win both of them.

    The team hosted Grant County last Monday. Owen County got a complete game on the mound from Megan Wilhoite winning 4-2 over the Lady Braves. Blair Harris knocked in two runs and scored one while Kaitlyn Parker scored one and drove in a run. Baileigh Young also scored a pair of runs in the victory.

  • Rebels baseball gears up for post-season play

    The Owen County baseball team has finished the regular season and is ready for the 31st District Tournament and beyond.

    The team played their final two regular season home games of the season last week before wrapping up the year on the road on Saturday in Lexington.

  • Boys take second, girls third at 5A meet in Lexington

    Saturday was a good day for the Owen County track teams at the Region 5A Meet in Lexington. The boys finished second overall and the girls finished third overall. Several members of each team qualified for the KHSAA State Track and Field Championships to be held Saturday morning at the University of Kentucky.

  • The old school might be gone but the memories remain

    Perhaps it was nostalgia that bound the people together, or maybe it was the innumerable reminisces, recounted by the elegant white-haired figure standing before them, that linked them to the past.

    Thelma Olds Gibson was the special guest speaker at the historical society meeting last week, and she captured the audience with poignant and sometimes hilariously funny episodes of her school days that led up to her graduation in 1952.

  • Band, choir students receive awards at annual banquet

    On Tuesday, May 10, the Owen County High School Band, Choir and Winter Guard held their annual year end/senior banquet. A total of 12 senior band members celebrated their accomplishments, along with 11 senior choir members and two senior winter guard members.

    A buffet and desserts were enjoyed by those in attendance.

  • Looking back | May 18, 2016

    Dry forces organizing
    May 18, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Beech Grove Baptist Church Pastor Steve Delaney acknowledges keeping Owen County dry will be an uphill battle.

    In talking to local officials, Delaney was told the ratio for people talking to magistrates in favor of going wet is 10-1.

    But as he spoke Monday night as part of a meeting of Citizens for a Dry Owen County, Delaney said his side could prevail.

  • Alumni association hosting reunion banquet

    OWENTON – The recently formed Owen County High School Alumni Association will host its first annual Alumni Reunion Banquet on Saturday, June 11, Mike Haines, the association’s president, announced.

    The event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Maurice Bowling Middle School, with the doors opening at 5 p.m. There will be a social hour to give alumni and their guests an opportunity to get reacquainted before dinner which will be served at 6 p.m.

  • Blackberry winter returns to the branch