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Today's News

  • Pet raccoons have to put up with that horrible smell

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    You may have heard about the fellow who brought a raccoon home and announced to his wife that he now has a new pet.

    She asked: “Where are you going to keep it?”

    “Right here in the house,” he replied.

    “But,” she continued, “what about the horrible smell?”

    “I got used to it,” he said. “I’m sure the raccoon will too.”

  • The rock is a reminder for people to never forget God's work in their lives

    Although I don’t think it’s terminal, it is chronic: I have a chronic case of CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff.

    That’s the diagnosis one of my co-workers gave me the other day. He may or may not have been joking.

    I tell people all the time to please, please, please remind me of stuff. It’s the CRS, folks. I just can’t remember.

    At least I’m not alone. The ancient Israelites had it too. They were always forgetting stuff, mostly the stuff God had done for them, even rescuing them from years of slavery in Egypt.

  • Local Church News | June 22, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed with a wonderful vacation Bible school last week as we studied the life of Joseph with 56 children. Thanks to all those who came and thanks to the workers. A word of special thanks goes to FaDana for organizing, to Lisa for her decorating skills and media expertise, to Linda for leading the great music, and to Martha for organizing the food.

  • Summer camp returns to Owen to enrich young minds following hiatus

    STORY AND PHOTOS BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    For the first time in over four years, Owen County students K-5 got the opportunity to attend summer camp and enrich their summers with hands-on learning.

    The Owen County 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) based the camp activities around STEAM principles which include science, technology, engineering, art and math.

    Director of CLC Blair Baldwin said it is shown that kids tend to lose academic progress during school breaks.

  • Governor appoints Robertson to PVA post

    Gov. Matt Bevin signed an executive order Friday officially appointing Blake Robertson as county property valuation administrator.

    Robertson, a 27-year-old Republican, was one of 10 who took the required examination to hold the office May 30.

    The vacancy was created following the death of James “Jimmy” Coyle April 21.

    Robertson serves as pastor at Mussel Shoals Baptist Church and has worked as a field representative in the PVA’s office since 2011.

  • Where do we go from here?

    Downtowns and main streets across the nation used to be the core of all commerce, but as business has shifted away during the last few decades from downtowns toward the interstate highways and suburbs of metropolitan areas, some downtowns are abandoned and littered with vacant storefronts.

    Although Owenton’s downtown has avoided some of the collapse thanks to long-existing businesses and the lack of a nearby interstate, the downtown did not emerge unscathed as shopping habits of consumers across the nation have changed.

  • Recreation area sought by council

    A plan to turn the Lower Thomas Lake into a recreation area was presented to council members at Tuesday’s Owenton City Council meeting.

  • Young Owen countians overcome early childhood struggle

    In the 1800s famine hit Ireland and more than 2 million Irish immigrated to America. The Brown family was part of this seemingly unending wave of starving yet determined people who looked to a new life and a new land of opportunity.

    The Browns settled in Virginia, and not long after the births of their children, both died, leaving behind four young orphans.

  • Looking back | June 15, 2016

    A new center of town
    June 15, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Doreen McElroy wants a bench outside the new Monterey Community Center so people in downtown Monterey will have a place to sit down with neighbors and shoot the breeze.

    Her idea was one of several presented Thursday night when more than a dozen concerned Monterey residents gathered to discuss plans for the new center.

    “We had lots of very good ideas,” McElroy said. “It was a very good meeting and I think everyone was happy with the turnout.”

  • Court News | June 15, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 10, 2016

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 17.

    James B. Daugherty, 1980, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.

    Anthony Wayne Mahoney, 1972, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.