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Today's News

  • This week in church news

    Cedar Hill Baptist

    It was good to have Bob and Judy Cull with us as Bob shared from God’s word on prayer. We believe in prayer and in God’s promises, but too often we do not use the power of prayer to the potential it has in our lives. The Bible tells us to pray persistently and to pray without ceasing. Too often we as Christians use it as a last resort. As Christians, we can be confident that God always hears our prayers and will answer them.

  • Caney Fork

    Bro. Joe Davis, a missionary to West Africa, gave a talk about his work in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau to the church’s combined Sunday School classes. Bro. Davis later brought the message in the Sunday service. He taught as Christians, we are called to spread the Gospel to the world. God knows no geographic or political boundaries — our mission field can be anywhere there are lost people. He said God chooses ordinary vessels to do his work, and we must make ourselves available for his purpose. Many thanks to Bro. Joe and his lovely wife, Joyce.

  • Children are for the young

    It was a nice weekend. UK won, the rain stopped before the creek got too far out of its banks and into the church basement, and Rachel and Chris came down for supper Sunday evening and brought the great-grandchildren. They went home just before both Sandy and I had a nervous breakdown. They are beautiful, adorable and loud. They’re 2 and 4. What can one expect?
    Rachel is expecting her third at the end of this month. Small children and babies are definitely for the young.

  • Owen County Marriage Licenses

    Jan. 1-Feb. 21
    Laura Marie Colston, 20, of Owenton, to Larry Gene Henderson, 20, of Warrior, Ala. License issued Dec. 28, married Jan. 22.
    Abbey M. McArty, 53, of Owenton, to Donald W. Box, 63, of Owenton. License issued Jan. 10, married Feb. 4.
    Annette Cable, 51, of Owenton, to Patrick Daniel Nicholson, 49, of Frankfort. License issued Jan. 18, married Feb. 14.
    Cynthia Lee Neal, 41, of Owenton, to Robin Allen Dean, 45, of Owenton. License issued Jan. 22, married Jan. 22.

  • Local bank support athletics

    David Lyons, center, executive vice president of First Farmers Bank, presents a check to Owen County Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall, left, accompanied by Owen County High School Athletic Director TJ Wesselman, right. The donation was based on the number of 3-pointers made during the regular season. This year, the donation was at least $830.
     

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Feb. 22, 2011

    Joann Adams, 1974, failed to make payments on restitution, continued to March 8.
    Nora Charlene Bishop, 1965, motion to suspend further execution of sentence, submitted, denied.
    William Brian Cheek, 1969, promoting sex performance by minor under 16 years of age, possession of matter portraying sex performance by minor, voyeurism, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 5.
    James Dean, 1980, show cause deferred, remand, $575 fine, to pay $50 a month.
    Renaee Gaines, 1971, dismissed or diverted, dismissed.

  • Owen County District Court

    Feb. 25, 2011

    Angela L. Buchanan, 1961, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, reckless driving, no or expired registration plates, in jail, $1,500 cash bond set, continued to March 11.
    Reynolds Jolly, 1953, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 11.

  • Spring has a special place in Owen history

    In the past, Owen countians have seen some bad winters when snow drifted over fence posts, the Kentucky River froze, long-standing shade trees in front yards had to be cut down because at times the cold and snow prevented a journey to the woods for fuel.
    As February made its exit, folks looked forward to spring, and memories of cold and snow gave way to anticipation of house cleaning (at least for the women), planting crops, incubating chicks, and fishing.

  • House calls for end to furloughs

    Over the course of the last week, the Kentucky House of Representatives honored fallen military members and their families in a solemn, moving ceremony in the House chamber. This tradition began in 2004 and the service has become one of the most significant experiences of the session.

  • Senators seek balanced budget amendment

    This week, the Senate passed legislation dealing with issues facing our federal budget deficit, the election recount process, and measures dealing with veterans and military service personnel.
    This week, United States Senator Rand Paul testified before a meeting I chaired of the State and Local Government Committee. Later in the day, he addressed the full Senate and spoke of how public officials need to take action to rein in out-of-control government spending.