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Today's News

  • At the Library | April 20, 2016

    Kids Cook: Pretzels

    Measure, mix and twist your very own pretzel and bake it at the library for a yummy snack and a cooking lesson to boot at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

    Middle Grades Book Club

  • Wedding: Fitzgerald-Keith

    Ricky and Patsy Fitzgerald of Owenton would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mariah Ellen Fitzgerald, to James Philip Keith, son of Sam and Carol Taylor, and Philip Keith of Owenton.

    The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23 at the First Christian Church in Owenton. Invitations were sent to out-of-town guests only. All family and friends are invited.

  • Flights, tours keep CAP cadets busy during spring break

    The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron took advantage of this year’s spring break.

    The cadets took off, literally, with 13 orientation flights Sunday. Monday was a day with helicopters and Tuesday was spent at the IF Aerospace Conference.

    On Sunday, CAP brought in four pilots and planes to the Capital City Airport.

  • Match your mulch with your plants, climate

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic

    Rebels standout Carson Williams traveled to Louisville Friday night to participate in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall.

    Williams also played in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game Saturday at Transylvania University in Lexington. He scored 19 points.

  • Softball shuts out Gallatin

    The Owen County Lady Rebels reached the championship game of the 31st District Tournament a season ago. In doing so they defeated Gallatin County in the semifinals and two more times during the regular season.

    The Lady Rebels picked up in 2016 where they left off last year against 31st District rivals when they hosted the Lady Wildcats last Wednesday. Owen County got on the board first in the bottom of the third and went on to win the game 5-0. Megan Wilhoite picked up the win on the mound as she held Gallatin County to four hits.

  • Baseball wins against Lloyd

    The Owen County baseball team picked up a conference victory last week against the newest member of the NCKC.

    The Rebels welcomed the Lloyd Juggernauts to Dunavent Field last Tuesday. It was the first meeting between the two schools on the diamond since the Juggernauts joined the North Central Kentucky Conference.

  • Track teams earn gold medals at Owen County meet Thursday

    The track team hosted the Owen County Gold Medal Meet on Thursday night. Both the girls and the boys came out on top when the night was complete. The two teams bested Grant County, Frankfort and Carroll County.

    In the girl’s meet, Owen County finished with 118 points. Grant County was second with 59, Frankfort third with 26 and Carroll County fourth with 17. The Lady Rebels finished first in a total of twelve events.

  • Nothing like electric fences and electrifying Christians

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the tale about the death row inmate who had been strapped into the electric chair, and the warden was ready to flip the switch.

    “Do you have any last requests?” the warden asked the prisoner.

    “All I ask is that you hold my hand,” the prisoner said.

    Every farm kid who has had exposure to electric fences knows just what would happen if the warden were to hold that man’s hand when the switch was thrown.

  • The more I think about it, the more I'm happy I have a God to yell at

    Every Saturday morning I go to the Panera Bread near my house and write my column for the following week.

    I order an egg white and cheese breakfast sandwich and a small coffee and sit at the table that faces the big window so I can watch the traffic go by.

    I spread my stuff out, my notepad and pen and laptop and assorted notes. Most weeks I already know what I’m going to write about, but not always.