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Today's News

  • OCHS Rebels Band receives distinguished rating at KMEA

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Rebel Band students brought a distinguished rating back to Owen County March 8.

  • Soggy March means early crops will have to wait

    This has been another busy week for me. It seems like I have been in the van going somewhere all week.

    I was completely out of Jesse food and had to make a run to Frankfort on Tuesday to the library and Walmart. I was also running out of books to read. Wednesday I took my taxes to Long Ridge to have the nice lady there do something efficient with them and dropped in on Teri.

    I made a mistake about the birthday coming up last Saturday. I thought it was Allie’s but it was Catlen, who is the now 5 year old.

  • Community leaders get firsthand look inside Owen County Schools

    Owen County Schools recently welcomed community leaders during the Owen County Leadership Educational Day with multiple presentations showing the visitors what students are taught in the classroom, celebrating academic achievements and also promoting how students can participate in a variety of extracurricular programs.

    The day began at Owen County Primary School, highlighting Dr. Seuss Day celebrated by the staff and students. Principal Sharen Hubbard welcomed the group with breakfast in the media center and with displays of projects completed by the elementary students.

  • National Honor Society seeking help from community

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    The National Honors Society is already busy preparing for the OCHS Relay Week in May, where students come together to participate in a variety of fundraisers to support the Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.

    In an effort to also involve teachers in the fundraising campaign, NHS students are asking community members for a rather odd donation: a toilet.

  • Guidelines for planting potatoes

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Owen grand jury hands down 6 indictments

    Ashley Diane Lillard, 29, on the charges of first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Lost man looks to cat to find his way back home

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    My friend Ricky Jacobs told me a funny tale about the fellow who absolutely despised his wife’s cat and decided to get rid of it by driving down the road a couple miles and dropping it off.

    As that man pulled back into his driveway, he saw the cat sitting on the porch waiting for him.

    The next day, he drove the cat farther away, put it out, and headed home. Again, to his surprise, the cat was sitting on the porch waiting for him.

  • Maybe our pride is what keeps people from visiting our churches

    Years ago, I attended a seminar at my church where the speaker, a pastor from a church in San Francisco, quite possibly the coolest city on earth, talked about the “counterintuitive way of doing church.”

    He challenged us to make church a place where those outside the faith could feel welcome as they worked out their process.

    Church, he said, should be a place that encourages questions, gives space for doubt and doesn’t demand that people make on-the-spot faith decisions. Church should be a safe place where people can try faith on, test it out.

  • Local Church News | March 16, 2016

    Lighthouse Church

    We will be having our Easter celebration service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. There will be an Easter egg hunt following the service.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Our celebration song was led by the Rock Stars (our children’s choir) on Sunday. It’s a blessing to hear those sweet voices sing for the Lord.

    Rock Stars will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible study will also be at 7 p.m. in fellowship hall.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. each Sunday.

  • Upcoming 4-H events | March 16, 2016

    4-H Dog Club

    The Dog Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 17, outside of the Owen County Extension Office. Owen County Search and Rescue will be giving a special presentation, weather permitting. If the weather is bad, please call the office to find out if the club is still meeting. The Dog Club is for youth ages 9-18 as of January 1, 2016. Youth do not have to have a dog to participate.

    4-H Small Engines Club