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Today's News

  • At the Library | June 1, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us on Wednesdays starting June 1 for body and mind fitness programs. Kids can get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes.

    Urban Ninja Project: Obstacle Course

  • Senior Activities | June 1-7, 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.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Walk around the block.

  • Wonderful memories made with family

    The Memorial Service for Aunt Bess, after months of planning by her daughter Ellen via phone and email from her home in Missouri, came together beautifully Sunday.

  • Defending the garden against pests with bio-insecticides

    BY JENNEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I have a very small arsenal of insecticides and what I do have are considered bio-insecticides. Bio-insecticides are derived from naturally occurring microorganisms like bacterium. They also include plant oils and compounds (like neem oil which acts as both an insecticide and fungicide), viruses and protozoa. When we use a bio-insecticide we are essentially using nature to eat nature.

  • Community News | June 1, 2016

    Fish fry to be held for Monterey VFD member

    A fish fry will be held at the Monterey Firehouse at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, to benefit for a member for help with medical and surgical bills.

    Tickets available for alumni association banquet

    Tickets for the June 11 alumni association banquet can be purchased at First Farmers Bank, Peoples Bank and Minch Hardware.

  • Arts in the Park to be held in Gratz June 11

    The Owen County Council for the Arts is partnering with the city of Gratz to present the eighth annual spring arts festival. This year’s “Arts in the Park” will be held in Gratz, along the banks of the Kentucky River. It will include lots of possibilities to be on the river as well as near it, as the event celebrates the impact of the Kentucky River on Owen County and showcases its artists, craftspeople, music and food.

    The festival will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

  • Horse stops quickly when Kmart manager pulls the plug

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    You might have heard about the fellow who climbed on the horse to take a ride, and then got frightened. He began to scream and holler for someone to stop the thing.

    If the Kmart manager hadn’t come out and unplugged it, that fellow feared he might have gotten hurt.

    Long Ridge’s own Cara Mohler shared that story the other day, and caused me to laugh out loud.

  • Shoes of grace meant to be walked in, given by a father who loves unconditionally

    I wish you could walk in my shoes.

    I’m talking about my Skechers round-toed EZ Flex 2 Sweetpea slip-ons with the softest, most cushiony memory foam footbeds that feel like I’m walking on pillows.

    I have three pairs – black, gray and powder blue. Today I’m wearing the powder blue ones.

    They are the most comfortable shoes I own and quite possibly the most comfortable shoes I may have ever worn before in my entire life.

    I love these shoes.

  • Local Church News | June 1, 2016

    Beech Grove Baptist Church

    Vacation Bible School will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 4. You are invited to attend.

    The church council will meet at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 5.

    Our next business meeting will be after the morning worship service on June 12.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study and youth Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Walk this way for a district championship

    The Owen County baseball team captured the 31st District Championship on Thursday night in the bottom of the ninth inning and they did not have to swing the bat.

    Nolan Tackett worked a two-out, bases loaded walk to score Cameron McAnally from third base to give the Rebels a 2-1 win over Henry County at Dunavent Field late Thursday evening. The win earned Owen County their first 31st District title since 2013.