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Today's News

  • What kind of person screams one minute, cries the next?

    by Roger Alford

  • Facebook, social media provide life lessons in short posts

    There’s always something new to click on Facebook, and recently it’s been “What Has 2016 Taught You?”
    According to Facebook, here’s what I’ve supposedly learned this past year:
    “Forgiving is easy; it’s trusting them again that’s hard.”
    The folks or whoever/whatever at Facebook added, “The past year has changed you completely. You’ve seen your life from a completely different angle, and this led you to new experiences.”
    Hmmm.

  • Church News | Jan. 17, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton
    We give glory to God for another wonderful day of worship. Our pastor brought a message from John 8:31-31 on the marks and benefits of a Christian. During the evening we enjoyed the Family Fun Fellowship and what a night of great activities, food, and fellowship.
    The Church Co-ed Volleyball League is now in full swing and matches will be played every Monday evening which will result in the basketball court being closed from 5:45 p.m.-closing. First Baptist will play at 7:30 p.m., this Monday.

  • Owen County WMU holds quarterly winter meeting

    Saturday morning at First Baptist Church in Owenton the Owen County WMU held their Quarterly Winter Meeting. Mandy Holbert blessed the group with her beautiful voice and guitar solo. The New Liberty Baptist Church presented the Prayer Calendar.
    The guest speaker was Shelly Johns of Louisville, Ky. She serves as Women's & Senior Adult Ministry Consultant with Kentucky Baptist Convention. She works closely with WMU and other Christian women throughout the state. She encouraged the group to let "God's Love Shine Brightly."

  • Community Events | Dec. 11, 2017

    Owen County WMU to meet Thursday
    The Owen County WMU quarterly meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the First Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be Shelly Johns from KBC.
    Drug Prevention Coalition Meeting set for Jan. 17

  • Secret tunnel may have provided safety for local judges

    It was said the secret tunnel snaked its way underneath the streets of Owenton from the Owen County Courthouse to one of the nearby banks.
    While attending Owen County Schools, Owen County Senior Center Manager Stacy Sipple Long, heard about this underground passage. The story goes that it provided a safe way for a judge to leave the courthouse if he rendered an unpopular verdict.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2017

    Jan. 11, 2012
    5 years ago
    Group steps in to help meet the needs

    The holidays may be over, but members of Monterey Baptist Church hope to keep the season of giving alive throughout the upcoming weeks.
    During a planning meeting this past fall, Marsha Derringer came up with the idea of the 12 Weeks of Christmas for Meeting the Needs. Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, non-profit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.

  • Don’t like Kentucky weather? Wait a few days, it will change

    Here we are nine days into the new year. The 8th was Elvis' birthday. Danny's would have been the 9th, as was Joanne Ballenger-Wright. Everett Hawkins' was Tuesday. He is doing well after his extensive cancer treatments.
    Billy Ballenger picked Everett up on Thursday after the snowfall in his side by side. They four-wheeled over Wanda's farm, Bruce's land and Everett's farm, enjoying the snow. The "buggy" is fitted with a good heater, of course.

  • Engagement: Derringer-Lackey

    Gary and Marsha Derringer are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mariah Kathryn Derringer, to Thomas Howard Lackey. Thomas is the son of Regina Novak of Frankfort, and David Neal of Owenton.  The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017, at Monterey Baptist Church.  
    Mariah is a senior at Western Kentucky University and will graduate in May with a degree in Financial Management.  Thomas is a junior and is studying to receive a degree in Computer Science in 2018.  

  • Make the outdoors a priority in the new year

    by Jessi Williams, Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development