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Today's News

  • Rebels snap losing streak with two district wins

    After a sluggish start to the season, the Owen County offense roared to life last week.

    In their first five games of the season the Rebels managed just 14 runs. Last Tuesday against Gallatin County at Dunavent Field they scored ten in the bottom of the first.

  • Aunt Bessie's spring flowers live on decades later

    I’m pretty sure I gasped. Maybe I only think I did, embellishing the memory, but a sight that unexpected can make you gasp, and I’m pretty sure I did.

    We almost didn’t stop by the farm that afternoon. I was tired. Early that morning, we’d driven to Cincinnati where I’d given a lecture. We needed to get home to Lexington for an evening obligation. But my family’s vacant home-place is halfway between those two cities, and only a few miles off the Interstate. Ernie and I agreed we needed to check on it after a winter of neglect.

  • Medical care began with house calls

    In 1864 a Congressional Act set up the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. Each state contributed two statues of deceased citizens who had performed distinguished services.

    By 1929 all the states had sent statues, and the two from Kentucky included the famous Henry Clay and the little-known Dr. Ephraim McDowell.

    Many had never heard of this amazing doctor, who in the year 1809 performed a rare surgical procedure to remove a 22-pound ovarian tumor from a Green County woman.

  • 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