Today's News

  • Pesky raindrops keep falling on their heads

    Rain has played havoc with the Owen County baseball and softball teams this spring. While the Lady Rebels were not able to get on the field last week, the baseball team was able to play Saturday in Frankfort.

    The Rebels traveled to Frankfort where they played games against Franklin County and Scott County. Against the Flyers, Michael Dunaway tossed six strong innings, striking out nine as the Rebels won 8-3. Dunaway also helped his own cause with a pair of hits in the game. His first hit drove in two runs during the first inning.

  • Lady Rebels win Two Rivers Invitational

    The Owen County track team competed in their final regular season meet on Friday night in Carrollton. They teams took part in the Two Rivers Invitational hosted by Carroll County.

    The Lady Rebels would win the girls meet as they finished ahead of Grant County, Carroll County and Frankfort. Owen County finished with 190 points while the Lady Braves were second with 102 points.

  • Rebels earn honors for academic achievements

    Fourteen members of the Owen County boys basketball team have been recognized for their work in the classroom.

    Seven members have been named KHSAA Academic First Team All-State for maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Those members are Grant Cobb, Wyatt Cole, Michael Dunaway, Blaine Forsee, Chad McDonald, Josh Spaulding and Carson Williams.

  • We are truly as sick as our deepest, darkest secrets but God can heal us

    When my oldest daughter was 4 or 5 we were riding with my mom and Alison blurted out, “Grandma, want to know a family secret?”

    I sat in the passenger seat frozen, not sure what my daughter was about to say.

    “It’s like Dad wearing Mom’s underwear,” Alison said.

    It was one of those moments when you feel obligated to explain, but you sure as heck don’t want to because no matter what you say your mom will still think you’re an imbecile -- or worse.

  • Suspect with only 1 eye and 1 ear doesn't wear glasses

    N-H Columnist

    Dreaming of lives filled with excitement, three good ol’ boys decided to apply to become police officers. Part of the interview process involved an exercise in observation, led by a rather ill-tempered sergeant.

    The sergeant held up a photograph of a suspect for 5 second, put it away, and then asked the first of the fellows what he observed about the suspect that would help to apprehend him.

    “That’s easy,” the fellow said. “He had only one eye.”

  • Local Church News | May 18, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We enjoyed hearing about the past and upcoming trips to Haiti from Ben Allen.  After services we had a fantastic lunch as a fundraiser for Ben and Ashley’s trip to Haiti.  We are praying for their safety and God’s will to be done as this group travels there this summer.

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Psalms 1, entitled “The Truth, Now What?”  This Psalm is clear that if we don’t seek God daily we are settling for less than what He has planned for us.

  • Email reveals facts about maternal ancestry

    When I opened my email account on Mother’s Day morning, I was surprised to find a “holiday greeting” from, of all people, the search engine at Ancestry.com. I’ve pictured him as a C-3PO sort of robot hunkered in a lonely basement alcove of the National Archives who earnestly tries to answer my requests for old census records and land deeds. Previously he had displayed no sense of humor. Now, out of the blue, he wanted to share “fun facts” about the mothers in my family tree.

  • Peddler Black once a favorite visitor among locals

    His stooped figure was a familiar sight among the hills of Owen County in the early 1900s. At times he would exit the road and stroll through fields to visit an isolated family. His age was unknown, but his deeply-lined weathered face acknowledged years of exposure to the elements.

    Two heavily-laden packs settled themselves comfortably on his shoulders and boasted of small necessities, along with a few frivolities that brought pleasure to young and old alike.

  • Kay's Branch ladies enjoy Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day wasn’t the prettiest day I have ever seen, but it was one of my best.

    All my children came to church with me. Teri, her husband Ray, Ann, John and Charity, Teri’s daughter Rachel and her three children Allie, Sean and Caitlin. We filled two pews.

    Joyce Claxon beat me as “oldest mother,” but I had the most children there. Joyce, Wanda’s mother, was oldest mother and mother with the most children at Old Cedar. Wanda, Barbara, Noel and Ray went to church with her.

  • At the Library | May 11, 2016

    Baby and Toddler Open Play

    Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: Touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Stop by the Toddler Tower to let your little one explore and learn through play from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Thursdays, May through June.

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

    Middle Grades Book Club