Today's News

  • Looking Back | Feb. 1, 2017

     5 years ago

    Feb. 1, 2012

    Owen Co. may lose a voting precinct: low turnout could force Bethany to close


    Owen County could soon lose one voting precinct following changes in population according to data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • A trip to Goshen, Ky. via the Branch

    I have finally shaken the cold I took just before Christmas. I didn’t have a cough or pain, just sat for almost two weeks in my chair in the sun room with Dobbs and sneezed and blew my nose. My appetite has returned, along with my ability to think and form full sentences. 

  • At the Library | Feb. 1, 2017

    Alexander Graham Bell — Can You Hear Me?

    Learn how sound waves travel and how the telephone was invented by Bell. We’ll watch a video and complete an experiment in sound. Recommended for grades 2-8, beginning at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday). 

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers


  • Leftovers provide meals in a hurry

    by Judy Hetterman, Owen County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Science 

    Leftovers save both time and money by providing already made meals in a hurry and helping to stretch our hard-earned dollar. But leftovers must be handled safely to prevent foodborne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to make the most out of your leftovers and prevent foodborne illness.

  • Livestock Market Report | Feb. 1, 2017

    Jan. 25, 2017


    Cattle Receipts: 717

    Jan. 18: 423

    Last year: 726


    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady-firm, slaughter cows steady, bulls $2-$4 higher.


    Feeders: 673

    Slaughter: 66

  • Looking forward to the summer vegetable garden

    by Steve Musen

    Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.

    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.

    1. Plan your garden on paper before you begin.

  • It’s that time of year again ... skunks are on the move

    by Jeneen Wiche 

  • Talking chicken can put a whole barnyard into hysteria

    by Roger Alford

    Perhaps many of us are familiar with the barnyard tale of Chicken Little, who, depending on the variation of the story, was frightened out of his wits when a leaf fell on him.

    Chicken Little ran around the farm warning: “The sky is falling; the sky is falling.”

  • Being kinder to one another could be the start of a Utopia

    After deep and serious thought, I think I have a solution for all the world’s major problems:

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Protesters, go ahead and protest, but you don’t have to riot, so put down your bricks and rocks. Stop looting. Stop damaging people’s property. Stop shouting obscenities — and clean up your litter on the streets.

  • Church News | Feb. 1, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist

    “I Believe” was beautifully sung by Barry Winkle last week. Flo Parker joyfully sang “Follow Me” Sunday.  

    “He Didn’t Throw the Clay Away” from Jeremiah 18:1-6 was the basis of Bro. Dale’s message. God is a patient potter, and we are the clay. We were made by God but marred by sin.