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Today's News

  • Battling rust disease that can travel between plants

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book. In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year. The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they also kept the birds away.

  • Buddy doesn't like being the only one pulling

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A city slicker ran his car into a ditch while traveling a country road. Fortunately, a local farmer came to help with his big horse named Buddy.

    The farmer hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull.” Buddy didn’t move.

    Then the farmer hollered: “Pull, Buster, pull.” Buddy didn’t respond.

    Once more the farmer shouted: “Pull, Coco, pull.” Buddy didn’t budge.

  • Some spring cleaning and an assortment of random thoughts

    The other day my husband opened up both of the closet doors in our bedroom and pointed out that my stuff has progressively crept into his closet and that I should do something about it.

    “Like throw your stuff out to make more room for mine?” I asked.

    Um, the answer to that would be no.

    So, I got a plastic bag and started filling it with clothes I no longer wear, and then I started going through old file folders filled with notes and beginnings of columns. That always prompts a bits and pieces column, like today’s. So, here goes:

  • Local Church News | April 13, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed today as Bro. Bill shared a message, “Stop Signs of Faith,” taken from Isaiah 55:8-9 and other passages.  The way we follow the laws of our country is often the way we follow God’s directions and He has shown us through His Son and His Word how to live, even though we often think we know better and choose our own way.

    Hope the kids have had a great spring break and ready to be back in ARC on Wednesday. If transportation is needed, call 484-5236.

  • Rebels go 3-1 on spring break tournament in Madisonville

    It was a spring break trip to the lovely city of Madisonville for the Owen County baseball team. The Rebels enjoyed their stay, winning three of the four games they played.

    Last Tuesday, the team had no problems with Webster County as the Rebels dismantled the Trojans 13-0 in five innings. Michael Dunaway picked up the win on the mound allowing just three hits while striking out nine batters. Austin Fitzgerald drove in four runs while Grant Cobb scored three times.

  • Lady Rebels begin 31st District play

    After a tough weekend in Cynthiana the Owen County softball team is getting ready to open up play in the 31st District this week.

    The Lady Rebels will get started today as they host Gallatin County. Owen County defeated the Lady Wildcats three times last season. The third win came in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. Overall the Lady Rebels were 7-3 against district competition in 2015.

  • Osborne enjoying senior baseball season for U. of the Cumberlands

    The University of the Cumberlands is enjoying success this season thanks to a pair of Owen County alums.

    Their head coach, Brad Shelton, just became the school’s all-time winningest coach while senior Stone Osborne is finding success both in the field and at the plate.

  • Ohio – Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game

    Rebels standout Carson Williams was named the Kentucky team’s MVP during Saturday’s 25th annual all-star game at Thomas More College, featuring top players from Ohio and other Kentucky schools. Williams scored 18 points during the contest. The Kentucky team fell to Ohio by two points in a 94-92 loss.

  • Owen's histroy rife with memories of old school houses

    Poised near the road and surrounded by a tangled web of weeds, it has staunchly stood its ground for many years. Though the elements have claimed the porch roof, the remainder of its structure survived, and today, the Greenup one-room school continues to whisper stories of long ago.

    In 1821 the Kentucky State Legislature passed a public school act for elementary schools. Local taxation was expected to provide for schools, and though the act was not compulsory, it did become the foundation for Kentucky’s educational system.

  • Court News | April 6, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 1, 2016

    Lauro Hernandez, 1991, two counts of possession of matter portraying sex performance by minor, pleaded not guilty, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Lauros Hernandez, 1991, three counts of second-degree rape, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, first-degree wanton endangerment, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.