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Today's News

  • Local Church News | Feb. 3, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    We collected more than 35 pairs of new tennis shoes for the schools! Way to go, MBC!

    If there is no school on a Wednesday, then Rock Stars will not meet Wednesday evening.

    The youth meet on Sunday nights at 5 p.m.

    Our church has a volleyball team. They play at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 and at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. Come out and support our team!

  • Lady Rebels win one, lose one in games last week

    The Owen County Lady Rebels played a pair of games last week. In both cases, the outcomes of each were determined by the second half.

    The team hosted Lexington Christian on Monday night. The first half was closely contested with Owen County holding a 29-25 lead over the Lady Eagles at halftime. The second half was a much different story as the Lady Rebels grabbed the momentum and ran with it. They outscored Lexington Christian 38-32 and won 67-47.

  • HEARTBREAK IN FRANKFORT

    The Owen County Rebels headed to Frankfort on Thursday with high expectations. Students and faculty lined the road wishing the team luck as they headed out of town. The return trip on Saturday night was not as jubilant.

    Murray’s James Boone took only one 3-point shot on Saturday night during the semifinals of the Kentucky All “A” Classic. It was a big one. As the shot fell through the net the Tigers rushed onto the floor in celebration and the Rebels were left wondering what had just happened.

  • Senior Activities | Feb. 3, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.

    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. cards; 1 p.m. games.

    Thursday, Feb. 4: 9 a.m. Skip-Bo; 1 p.m. Mr. Jameson with Kelly Medical, back braces.

  • Locals known for practical jokes, lightheartedness

    Famous French poet and novelist, Victor Hugo, once wrote “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

    Hugo was very perceptive, for it is laughter that binds families and communities together and creates special moments in life.

    Owen countians are natural-born storytellers, and as they relate an amusing incident, at times accompanied by a bit of blarney, their eyes light up, and their soft chuckles explode into loud hearty guffaws of laughter.

  • Senate week in review: New bill targets habitual drunken drivers

    The major task of the General Assembly this session is to pass a $20 billion financial plan to carry Kentucky through the next two years. On Tuesday, the governor will present his budget recommendations through a joint session of the House of Representatives and Senate.

    While state senators wait to receive the general and transportation budget bills, they have used the first three weeks of the 2016 General Assembly to pass a series of other bills. This allows for discussion on those bills before the budget debate overshadows the remaining weeks of the session.

  • Snow, deicing agents and your plants

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Up until recently our mild winter has seen little snow. Snow has an insulating effect which is particularly useful when we have frigid temperatures, otherwise it can be a joy to snow lovers and a nuisance to those who would rather be “snow birds.”

    Ground level snow will actually protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.

  • Help livestock handle cold weather

    The three most important things you can do to protect livestock in cold weather are providing sufficient water, giving ample high-quality feed and offering weather protection. Cold stress reduces livestock productivity, including rate of gain, milk production and reproductive difficulty, and can cause disease problems.

  • At the Library | Jan. 27, 2016

    MOOC is here. That stands for Massive Open Online Course and represents a new way to learn, to connect and to grow.

    The library staff will also be offering discussion groups for four courses of our choosing. Anyone interested may take the course online and gather once a week for a discussion with others taking the same course. We begin with Spanish 1, Jan. 7-28; Spanish 2, Feb. 4-25; Writing for Young Readers Jan. 12-Feb. 9 and Ignite Your Creativity Jan. 25-Feb. 29. Call 484-3450 to let us know you are interested in joining the conversation.

  • Popular illusionist coming to OCES Saturday

    Who: Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion

    What: Owenton Lions Club Master of Illusion Magic Show and Variety Show Fundraiser

    Where: Owen Co. Elementary School

    When: 7 p.m., Saturday Jan. 30

    Tickets: $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door, children 5 and under free