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Today's News

  • For those who belong to God, there’s no ‘whiplash’

    Last weekend I finally watched “Whiplash,” the movie with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.
    Miles grew up here in Citrus County, and J.K. Simmons is the bald guy in the Farmer’s Insurance commercials and used to be the psychiatrist on “Law and Order”, plus he was in a whole bunch of other stuff.
    The movie focuses on the relationship between Andrew Neiman (Teller), a student drummer at an elite Juilliard-type music school in New York City, and the studio jazz band instructor, Terence Fletcher (Simmons).

  • Church News | March 8, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist
    What a beautiful day to be in God’s house!  Pete Dawson and Joe McNay teamed up to sing and play their guitars on “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art” Sunday morning. Colossians 2:9-14 was the basis for Bro. Dale’s message. The children and youth did an excellent job showing us what they have learned and demonstrating their Bible drilling skills Sunday night. Great work.
    We welcomed Jerry Ellis into our congregation, by transfer of letter, Sunday morning.
    Nancy Walker had a praise report.

  • March is American Red Cross Month

    March is American Red Cross Month. This is the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies. During Red Cross Month, we thank you for your tremendous support.
    March has been recognized as American Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All our American Presidents have designated March as American Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.   

  • Prather named DAR Good Citizen

    With the assistance of the Owen County High School, the John Guill – Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce that Jordan Prather has been chosen to receive the chapter’s 2017 DAR Good Citizen Award.
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Community Events | March 8, 2017

    FCC Community Food Pantry scheduling appointments
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, located at 217 W. Seminary Street, will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, March 15 and Saturday, March 18. To make an appointment call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 229-4705 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 14 only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.
    Retired teachers to meet at Smith House
    The Owen County Retired Teachers will meet at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the Smith House Restaurant. Members are reminded to bring canned food items to donate to Meeting the Needs.

  • County declares state of emergency following severe storms

    Severe storms that ripped across Kentucky Tuesday and early Wednesday downed power lines and ripped the roofs off barns in Owen County, but local officials said only one residence received minor damages.
    Owen County Emergency Management Director Larry Karsner said he believes the New Liberty area suffered the greatest damages, but said storms were sporadic where they hit.
    "We had power outages, uprooted trees and a lot of damage to barns and buildings, but we only received one call of minor residential damage," Karsner said.

  • Alleged gunman’s run ends in New Mexico

    The suspect in a shooting on Old Columbus Road Feb. 17 was apprehended Feb. 22 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., Feb. 17.
    Following the shooting, Thomas fled the scene with 22-year-old Elizabeth Neal and their two children, ages 1 and 3.

  • Civil Air Patrol creating future opportunities for local youth

    Integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect are the core values of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Owen County High School Juniors Emma Ashcraft and Savannah Hubbuch are putting those values into practice.
    Ashcraft is the Cadet Commander of the Great Lakes Region-Kentucky-244 (GLR-KY-244) Squadron. Hubbuch is the first sergeant of the squadron. The squadron holds 19 Cadets, four being seniors. The 224 is part of 16 squadrons in the Kentucky wing.

  • Board hears presentation on new scoreboard

    Twenty-five years of service from the Owen County High School football scoreboard may be upgraded by next football season.
    Paul Jared of Slam Dunk Sports presented to the Owen County School Board of Education on how to replace the existing scoreboard by raising money for the district through sponsorships.
    The company works to raise money for the project through business sponsorships, most of which will be local businesses.
    Jared’s presentation included a 5-year warranty for the board and a ground-up installation.  

  • Lady Rebels score back-to-back district titles

    The Owen County Lady Rebels entered the 31st District Tournament last week as the defending champions. They were escorted back home on Friday night with both nylon and hardware having retained the title.
    The Lady Rebels defeated Carroll County on Friday night in New Castle 55-41 to once again claim the 31st District title. Owen County never trailed in the tournament and were tied just once as they beat Eminence in the semifinals and the Lady Panthers in the finals.