Today's News

  • Shoplifting peas can get you a vacation in jail

    N-H Columnist

    A judge asked a woman who had been arrested for shoplifting a can of peaches why she had done it.

    “Because I was hungry, and I wanted something to eat,” she replied.

    The judge then asked how many peaches were in the can. She responded: “two.”

    “Then I’ll give you two days in jail,” the judge said.

    That’s when her husband quickly spoke up: “Your honor, she also stole a can of peas.”

  • Why can’t we just have Jesus? Isn’t he enough?

    My husband and I started a tradition a few years ago of attending Christmas Eve service at a church we’ve never attended before.

    That can be good and that can be not so good.

    Last year we went to a church in Orlando after hearing great things about it. We were flying out the next day from Orlando to visit our daughter who was in North Carolina at the time, so we decided to make Christmas Eve into a mini extravaganza with church, dinner afterwards, a walk downtown and a night at an Orlando hotel overlooking Lake Eola.

  • Local Church News | Jan. 13, 2016

    Elk Lick Baptist Church

    Bro. John and Vickie were visiting friends, so Bro. Marlow and Mary were with us Sunday.

    Bro. Marlow’s sermon was on Matthew 16:13-18. Jesus was fully human and he was fully God and even though we do not understand it, it is by faith we accept it.

    We had communion today. Louise Johnson sang “A Wonderful Life.” We had a wonderful fellowship meal after the service.

  • Perennials that perform well in winter

    Weekend Gardener

    Indeed, the fall season lasted just into January 2016! The ferns that hang from lamp posts in Old Louisville finally got zapped by a freeze just after the new year. Winter jasmine is in bloom, among other late winter bloomers, and a few spring flowering trees have broken bud! Our current cool down is welcome just to slow things down a bit.

  • Safe use of standby emergency power generators

    Standby generators provide emergency electrical power during disruptions caused by winter storms and other disasters. However, you need to take some special precautions to ensure safe, efficient operation of these generators.

  • Keep firewood insects out of your home

    Every time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you may be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home.

    Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, but you can greatly reduce their numbers by following a few simple steps:

  • Community Events | Jan. 6, 2015

    Commodities to be handed out Jan. 12

    Senior and regular commodities will be distributed from 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 12 from at Meeting the Needs Ministry, located at the 127 North location across from the Sunshine Grow Shop.

    For more information please contact Becky Mefford at 484-4017.

    School board to meet Jan. 19

  • News that did not make national headlines still relevant to local history

    After the treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, officially ending World War I, Owen countians looked forward to putting war memories behind them, and retuning to a life of normalcy.

    Though most folks in Owen County were more concerned with local happenings, remarkable events occurred across the country in 1919.

    On Jan. 15, 1919, 2.5 million gallons of hot crude molasses flooded the streets of Boston, taking the lives of 21 people.

  • The war on our Second Amendment

    Rep. Thomas Massie
    R-KY 4th District

  • Owen Circuit Court | Jan. 6, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court
    Dec. 15, 2015

    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause hearing for money due; failed to appear, bench warrant $735 cash.

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity to robbery; trial date set to Feb. 25, report on Jan. 26.

    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, probation hearing to revoke; $50 a month until paid in full. Todd A. Burke, 1995, theft by unlawful taking; first-degree complicity to burglary; complicity to theft by unlawful taking; report date on Jan. 26.