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Today's News

  • A successful season comes to a close for Lady Rebels

    A successful season ended for the Owen County Lady Rebels Friday night.
    The Lady Rebels lost in the 8th Region semifinals to Grant County. It was the second straight year the team had reached the semifinals. Owen County finished the season with a record of 23-8.
    Owen County began the tournament on Tuesday night against Spencer County. After leading by three after the first quarter, the Lady Rebels were able to open up a 35-24 lead at halftime. They continued to play well after intermission and led 43-30 going into the fourth quarter.

  • Livestock Market Report | March 8, 2017

    March 1, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 202
    Last week: 701
    Last year: 788

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold steady, heifers under 600 lbs. $1-$2 higher, over 600 lbs. steady, slaughter cows steady, bulls $1-$2 higher, all on a light test due to heavy rains and muddy conditions.

    Feeders: 175
    Slaughter: 19
    Replacements: 8

  • Performing garden tilling too early may damage soil

    By Steve Musen

  • Now is the time to seed early season vegetables

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • Where ‘woe’ means ‘whoa,’ and ‘giddy-up’ means go

    The college professor asked a student in his class, “what is the opposite of joy?”
    “Sadness,” the student responded.
    And, to another student, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of depression?”
    “Elation,” was the reply.
    And to, Bubba, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of woe?”
    “I believe that would be giddy-up,” Bubba answered.

  • For those who belong to God, there’s no ‘whiplash’

    Last weekend I finally watched “Whiplash,” the movie with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.
    Miles grew up here in Citrus County, and J.K. Simmons is the bald guy in the Farmer’s Insurance commercials and used to be the psychiatrist on “Law and Order”, plus he was in a whole bunch of other stuff.
    The movie focuses on the relationship between Andrew Neiman (Teller), a student drummer at an elite Juilliard-type music school in New York City, and the studio jazz band instructor, Terence Fletcher (Simmons).

  • Church News | March 8, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist
    What a beautiful day to be in God’s house!  Pete Dawson and Joe McNay teamed up to sing and play their guitars on “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art” Sunday morning. Colossians 2:9-14 was the basis for Bro. Dale’s message. The children and youth did an excellent job showing us what they have learned and demonstrating their Bible drilling skills Sunday night. Great work.
    We welcomed Jerry Ellis into our congregation, by transfer of letter, Sunday morning.
    Nancy Walker had a praise report.

  • March is American Red Cross Month

    March is American Red Cross Month. This is the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies. During Red Cross Month, we thank you for your tremendous support.
    March has been recognized as American Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All our American Presidents have designated March as American Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.   

  • Prather named DAR Good Citizen

    With the assistance of the Owen County High School, the John Guill – Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce that Jordan Prather has been chosen to receive the chapter’s 2017 DAR Good Citizen Award.
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Community Events | March 8, 2017

    FCC Community Food Pantry scheduling appointments
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, located at 217 W. Seminary Street, will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, March 15 and Saturday, March 18. To make an appointment call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 229-4705 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 14 only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.
    Retired teachers to meet at Smith House
    The Owen County Retired Teachers will meet at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the Smith House Restaurant. Members are reminded to bring canned food items to donate to Meeting the Needs.