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Today's News

  • Holiday greenery has some forgotten symbolism

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | October 11, 2017

    Nov. 15, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 504
    Last Week: 835
    Last Year: 554

    Compared to last week: Mostly steady, some $1-$2 higher, unweaned and plainer cattle $3-$4 lower. Heifers under 500 lbs. sharply lower, over steady to $1 higher, unweaned $3-$5 lower, some sharply lower. Slaughter cows and bulls $3-$4 lower.

    Feeders: 452
    Slaughter: 44
    Replacements: 8

  • Bragging about $7 haircuts may not be good idea

    By Roger Alford

  • Nancy Kennedy’s 18th annual psalm of thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.

    Dear God,
    Here I am again, my 18th year composing my annual psalm of Thanksgiving, my public declaration of gratitude to you.
    The biblical writers say we should give thanks in all things, in good times and in bad. Even in bad times, you are still good. You are gentle and kind. You do not break a reed that’s been bruised, neither do you crush a spirit that is wounded.

  • Church News | November 22, 2017

    Monterey Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • New Liberty Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

    Dear Owen County residents,

    We are so glad to be serving here in Owen County again. My dear wife Megan and our children, Landon, Aaron, Aidan, Hannah, and Lily, are worshipping and serving here at New Liberty Baptist Church and we welcome you to worship with us.
    We hope to see many lives changed and souls saved in our ministry here. I was licensed and ordained at Long Ridge Baptist Church and served as pastor for three years at Salem Baptist Church before moving to London, Ky. to serve at Victory Baptist Church for the last four and a half years.

  • New ISO ratings could mean lower insurance rates

    Property owners in Owen County could see lower insurance premiums, thanks to an independent analysis of fire protection released Monday.
    The Insurance Service Organization (ISO), recently moved the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department from a Class 8B to Class 05/5X.
    Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney announced the new rating Monday evening during the department’s monthly business meeting.
    The ISO ranks communities every four to five years.

  • Monterey heritage helped inspire tie-dye creativity

    From Switzerland to Bronx, N.Y. and all points in between, tie-dye lovers have a little piece of Owen County to showcase, thanks to Earthshine Tie Dye, a New Liberty-based side business operated by Jon Figgins and Jenny Urie.
    Figgins, a maintenance man for Owen County Schools, and Urie, a sophomore history teacher at Owen County High School, began the venture about eight years ago. Today, their wares can be found across the United States, as well as in countries like Australia and Germany.

  • Holiday Marketplace encouraging ‘shop local’

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, towns across America are encouraging citizens to “shop local.”
    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce hopes its upcoming Holiday Marketplace will drive residents to purchase their Christmas gifts from an array of homegrown artisans and direct-sales vendors.
    Slated for 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, at Owen County High School, the event is the brainchild of the chamber’s executive board, with Jenni Duncan, Sarah Cobb, Dave Jones and Dawn Davis at the helm.

  • Handcrafted flag cases help memorialize indigent soldiers

    It all began with an indigent soldier’s funeral at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery. With only a handful of people in attendance, Joe Montgomery soon sought a new way to honor and respect soldiers like this indigent one.