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Today's News

  • 100 happy, heathy acres

    Around Hundred Happy Acres Farm, the focus isn’t on growing a profitable crop or raising livestock to rush to market.
    For the Lofald family, owners of the farm, it’s about eating without chemicals, land stewardship and the circle of life.
    “We want our kids to know where their food comes from,” Kenneth Lofald said. “We involve them with everything.”
    Kenneth Lofald and his wife Emily moved to the rural Owen County farm in the Jonesville area in 2009 and soon started a family.

  • Despite protests, Sunday sales approved

    A second reading of an ordinance that will allow Elk Creek Winery to serve alcohol on Sundays between the hours of 1-7 p.m. has been approved by a 3-1 vote of the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    Dozens of citizens attended the Aug. 12 regular meeting of the fiscal court and some were left standing inside the courtroom of the Owen County Courthouse to hear the outcome of the second reading.

  • Aint it The Truth: Sharp poke in eye can usually clear things up

    I read a cute story the other day about a man who was walking past a wooden privacy fence and heard a group of boys on the other side chanting continuously, “fifteen, fifteen, fifteen, fifteen.” Curiosity got the better of him. He found a knothole and decided to take a peek to see what was going on.
    When the man pressed his face close, one of the boys poked him in the eye with a stick. Then the whole group began chanting: “sixteen, sixteen, sixteen, sixteen.”

  • Church news for Aug. 20, 2014

    Beech Grove Baptist
    We at Beech Grove shared a very blessed day in God’s house. Five individuals joined the church. We were truly blessed with God’s presence. A wonderful sermon and beautiful music was enjoyed.
    Come share with us the joy of God’s love. Our doors are open to you.

    Cedar Hill Baptist

  • Owen Historical Society News: Classic Kentucky soda has local connection

    It was like a homecoming, not only for  Pleasant Home folks, but for all Owen countians and their friends.
    As the crowd reminisced, they journeyed back and forth through time; and yesterday met today in a whirlwind of family names and places.
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and its community of Pleasant Home was the topic of a program presented by Ernie Stamper to a crowded room at the historical society meeting last week.

  • Lady Rebels win on links

    The Owen County High School girls golf team took to the course on Aug. 12 against Williamstown and Trimble County high schools. The match took place at Eagle Creek Golf Course.
    Kennedi Dermon had the lowest score of the day for Owen County. The senior fired a 42 for nine holes. Lydia Merrifield shot a 46; Morgan Woodyard, 51; Debbie Farrar, 52; and Grace Chilton, 55. Laura Duke posted a 47 for the day.
    Williamstown High School’s Hannah Scroggins had the best round of the day with a 40 but it was Owen County that won the match.

  • Golf event will benefit God’s Special Little Hearts charity

    God’s Special Little Hearts is hosting its annual golf scramble Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. 
    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun at 8 p.m.
    Lunch will be served approximately at noon.
    If you don’t golf but would like to come by and support the organization by purchasing a lunch, the lunch is $7.
    The winning team will win a gift certificate to the Belterra Golf Course in Indiana.  There will also be door prizes drawn throughout lunch.

  • Owen County players key to Kentucky Panthers victory

    The Kentucky Panthers won the 16U, including 15-2 victory over the West Michigan Black Sox in the championship.  The team includes Coach Mike Dunaway, Coach Jimmy Ray, Austin Dunn (Carroll County), Cameron Mcannally (Owen County), Michael Dunaway (Trimble County), Garret Lehkamp (Walton-Verona), Zach Hicks (Carroll County) and Coach Jeff Lehkamp.  Front row, (from left) Daniel West (Walton-Verona), Justin Reey (Carroll County), Nolan Tackett (Owen County), Michael Stewart (Owen County) and Mason Wilson (Gallatin).

  • Rebel football returns Friday night

    The 2014 Owen County High School football season is here. The new season gets underway on Friday night as the Rebels welcome Western Hills High School to Patterson Field.
    Owen County is hoping to improve on 2013 when they finished 2-9.
    In order for the team to get back on track, they will need to improve on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Rebels scored just 135 points all season. It was the fewest points scored in a season since 2007 when they scored 74 points all year.

  • Birth announcement: Ashlyn K. Glacken

    Andrew and Renee Glacken of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn K. Glacken.  Ashlyn was born July 2, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 17 3/4 inches long. Her paternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Glencoe. Her maternal grandparents are Stewart and Melissa Osborne of New Liberty.