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Today's News

  • Community News | March 1, 2017

    Owen County Council for the Arts to host Evening of Poetry & Song
    The Owen County Council For the Arts will present Evening of Poetry & Song, from 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 3, at the Wild Goose Cafe.
    Gabriel Fox, Judy Vanarsdale, George Tinsdale, Mark Schimmoeller, Trina Pfeiffer, Wyatt Beard and Hannah Johnson will give poetry readings. Chris Beverly will play music.
    The event is free of charge. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the Owen County Council for the Arts. For information, call (502) 484-3755.

  • Runnin’ Rebels end season 7-24

    The basketball season is over for the Owen County Rebels.
    The season ended last Wednesday night as the team fell 60-36 to Gallatin County in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. The Rebels finished the season 7-24.
    Owen County started the tournament last Monday night by defeating Carroll County 73-60. The Rebels placed five players in double figures led by Nolan Tackett who finished with 21 points. Cameron McAnally and Walker McDonald each scored 13 points. Patrick Osborne added 11 points and Austin Fitzgerald finished with 10 points.

  • Livestock Market Report | March 1, 2017

    Feb. 22, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 701
    Feb. 15: 703
    Last year: 788
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers 300 to 600 lbs. sold $3 to $5 higher, over 600 mostly steady. Feeder heifers under 600 lbs. sold $2 to $4 higher, over 600 lbs. unevenly steady. Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady. Good demand throughout the sale.
    Feeders: 621
    Slaughter: 45
    Replacement: 35
    The feeder supply included 24.6 percent steers, 47.7 percent heifers, and 16.4 percent bulls. Near 45 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Don’t skimp on routine tractor maintenance

    by Steve Musen

  • Nothing says spring like the distant chorus of spring peepers

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • What’s in a name? Lots if you’re being branded with it

    by Roger Alford

  • Being right with God isn’t dependent on what I give up for him

    A few years ago, I decided to give up recreational shopping for Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter.
    For a week prior to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, I prepared for my shopping fast by buying new shoes and yet another pair of white pants, several tops, some earrings and a new purse.
    To prepare effectively, I rationalized, one must get one’s obsessions out of one’s system, sort of like the time I ate an entire box of Hostess Ding Dongs at one sitting the day before I went on a diet.

  • Church News | March 1, 2017

    Owenton First United Methodist
    Bro. Matt’s sermon, “For the Love of God!” came from 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.
    Children and youth group meetings are being held after church each Sunday. Feel free to join us for music, games, lunch and more.
    Adult choir practice is also being held each Sunday following the morning service.
    Happy birthday to Ashley Buffin, Charlotte Lewis and Matt Merrill.
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist
    “I’d Rather Have Jesus” was beautifully sung by Michelle Justis Sunday morning.  

  • Alleged shooting suspect apprehended in New Mexico

    The suspect in a shooting on Old Columbus Road Friday was apprehended earlier today at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico.
    Derrick Mays Thomas, 23, allegedly opened fire on James Neal, 54, and Amber Neal, 25, around 11:18 p.m., Friday.
    Following the shooting, Thomas fled the scene with 22-year-old Elizabeth Neal and their two children, ages 1 and 3.

  • SHOOTING VICTIM: 'RETURN MY GIRLS'

    UPDATE (Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 2 p.m.): Thomas was apprehended in Gallup, New Mexico. Both children are safe, according to Kentucky State Police.