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Today's News

  • Looking back | March 30, 2016

    Over a dozen cattle die in truck accident
    March 30, 2011
    5 years ago

    About 15 cattle died and 75 were rescued in a double-decker tractor-trailer accident on U.S. 127 North in Franklin County near the Peaks Mill Road intersection Wednesday night.

    The driver, David Evans, 48, of Burnside, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment, said Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton. “He had some minor scrapes and bruises,” Melton said.

  • Owen groups earn recognition in #Push challenge

    Two Owen County groups recently competed in the #Push initiative and completed and placed in the last #Push challenge, which was to create a theme song about the initiative. The mission of #Push is to promote respect, responsibility and tolerance, to raise awareness of substance abuse prevention through creative and compelling contests, and to raise money for organizations with youth-based programs. The Owen County #Push Initiative awarded $500 to HOSA or competing and winning the last two challenges. The Owen County Rebel Readers were also awarded $100 for their participation.

  • A beautiful Easter weekend, complete with a wedding

    If you are reading this, take a chair. It was Easter Sunday weekend and there was a lot going on. This may turn into a novelette.

    To state the obvious, it was a beautiful day. Old Cedar had a beautiful morning for their sunrise service and breakfast afterward, cooked by the men of the church. Both Monterey Baptist and Christian churches were full. We haven’t had that many people in the pews for several years. There were plenty of Easter bags and eggs for the children to hunt.

  • Senior Activities | March 30 – April 5, 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. Rummy; 1 p.m. Skip-Bo.

    Thursday, March 31: Noon, birthday bash; 1 p.m. Bunco.

  • At the Library | March 30, 2016

    Consider adding another physical routine to your exercise schedule with Tai Chi, led by instructor Joe Schmidt. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese mind-body exercise that can improve flexibility, strength, balance and mobility. Breathing and a careful focus on body movements are the cornerstones of the exercise. The course will last four weeks and is suitable for anyone, beginners or experts.

    Puppets on Parade

    Let’s put on a puppet show! Participants will read the scripts and handle the puppets, beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

  • Beta Club share joy of Easter with Owenton Center residents

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Five students from the Beta Club took some time out of their Good Friday to share a little joy at the Owenton Center.

    Seniors Tabby Beach, Makenzie Davis, and Kirsten Parker, and Juniors Skye Decandia and Brandi Mears all gathered at the Owenton Center after school on Good Friday, March 25th, and handed out Easter Eggs to the residents.

  • Learn the basics of beekeeping, gardening

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    The Owen County Extension Office has several events in the upcoming weeks to help you learn more about sustainable food production.

    Vegetable Gardening Basics

  • Controlling summertime lawn nuisances like weeds

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    What can we do to impact the environment less? Be a green consumer. Walk or ride a bike, when you can; reuse things and if you can’t at least recycle them. Buy less stuff that you don’t need? All are easily done, really, but what about in our gardens as we struggle to keep things beautiful during the growing season.

  • Wives can't be changed by shoving them into elevators

    A family of country bumpkins went to the city for the first time for a vacation.

    The man of the family and his son stood in the hotel lobby looking at an elevator. They’d never seen one before, and they were wondering what it was.

    That’s when a rather large and unattractive woman walked up to that elevator and pushed the button.

    The father and son watched her step inside and watched as the doors closed behind her.

    A minute or so later, they heard a ding. The elevator doors opened and beautiful young lady walked out.

  • Welcome to the theater of the absurd

    Years ago when I did a lot of conference and retreat speaking, I was invited to speak at the annual Episcopal women’s diocesan meeting at the cathedral in downtown Orlando.

    A local Episcopalian woman who had suggested my name offered to take care of all the details for me. All I had to do was show up, which is what I do best.