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Today's News

  • Searching for lost keys easier under a street light

    A police officer happened upon a fellow on his hands and knees under a street light searching intently for something.
     “What are you looking for?” the policeman asked.
     “I lost my car keys,” the fellow responded.
     After helping the fellow search for a long while without finding the keys, the police officer asked: “Are you sure you lost them here?”
     “No, I lost them over yonder somewhere, but the light is much better here.”

  • Little girls weren’t meant to leap from a safe place

    When my daughter, Laura, was 7 or so, I took her for swimming lessons at the community pool. She liked kicking while holding onto the pool’s side, and didn’t mind putting her face in the water. She even did quite well swimming across the pool.
    But when it came time to jump off the diving board, she decided little girls weren’t meant to leap from a place of safety into a potentially unsafe place.

  • Church News | Jan. 4, 2017

    Owenton First Baptist

    The New Year was kicked off with a great day of worship. Our pastor brought a challenging message from Proverbs 3 that dealt with three things to consider that will lead to a successful year. We look forward to all that 2017 will unveil to us in our pursuit of Christ and his glory.
    Tonight (Wednesday) we will have regular services for the adults, youth and children that will all start at 6:45 p.m.

  • Soap may have decided early-1900s election

    19th-century physician, historian and author William Osler wrote: “Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.”
    This statement still holds true today, for it has been verified that good old-fashion soap and water are every bit as effective as the most costly sanitizer.
    The earliest recipe for soap making was found on a Babylonian clay tablet, dated around 2200 B.C.; and the ancient Egyptians were known to have bathed regularly, using their own special highly-scented soap.

  • The downhill slope to New Year

    This is the last column of 2016. We have all made it through Christmas and it’s downhill all the way to 2017.

  • At the Library | Dec. 28, 2016

    Adult Exercise
     Come to the library to follow Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds fitness DVD. This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results.  The event begins at 10 a.m., Friday.
     Suitable for all skill levels, join us at 10:30 a.m., for a yoga class that includes breathing exercises, yoga poses, and relaxation. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel or exercise mat.
    Walk

  • Rebels return from Florida with a win

    The Owen County Rebels spent the week before Christmas in Orlando, Florida taking part in the KSA Events Holiday Tournament. The team played three closely contested games picking up one win.
    The Rebels played their first game of the tournament last Sunday night against Montclair (NJ) Academy. Owen County got off to a slow start finding themselves trailing the Cougars 27-14 at intermission. They would fight back in the second half but would still come up short falling 52-47.

  • Two wins in Tenn. for Lady Rebels

    The Owen County Lady Rebels went shopping in Gatlinburg last week and came away with two wins in the bag.
    The team took part in the Smoky Mountain Classic at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School where they played three games. After dropping their first game, they came back strong and won the next two and finished the tournament in fifth place.

  • Bustling communities once dotted Owen landscape

    Many sprang up along streams, creeks, and rivers. Others were established where gentle rolling hills cradled rich fertile soil. Their names varied, and over the decades many completely vanished. Yet, their stories serve as a reminder of the vital impact communities have on the culture, traditions, and history of a nation.
    A hundred years ago Owen County boasted over 70 communities, many of which are gone. Yet, a glimpse of a once thriving village might be captured on an early deed, in a diary or family story, or happen upon in an old newspaper article.

  • Despite losses, reflect on the happiness of past holiday seasons

    As a child, Christmastime was always a magical time. It was the time of year when the weather outside became cooler and boxes of ornaments and decorations would make their yearly appearance from storage. Candies, like fudge, cookies, Chex Mix, or “doo-dads” as we called them, buckeye balls and that white peanut butter candy that no one could remember the name of was made and quickly eaten, however, some was always saved for that jolly guy who slid down the chimney.