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Today's News

  • City signs contract for trash pick-up

    The Owenton City Council recently approved a one-year contract with Republic Services Inc. for the collection of household and dumpster garbage with recycling.  
    The cost is $12 per month per household and residents will be billed.
    Recycling boxes will be located around Owenton for commercial and residential drop off.
    Commercial pricing depends on the size of the dumpster and how many times a week it is to be picked up.
    The city of Owenton had a previous contract with Republic Services Inc., which had expired.

  • In session until June

    A rough Owen County winter has led to students staying behind the books until June.
    The Owen County School Board met Monday and voted to amend this year’s calendar.
    The last day of school for students will be June 3 and teachers’ last day June 6.
    Students have missed a total of 13 instructional days and have had two one-hour delays.
    Owen County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Charlotte Elkins said the board opted to use “accumulated minutes.”

  • As spring approaches, ATV riders reminded to be careful

    With temperatures in the low 60s and spring right around the corner, everyone’s itching to get outside. But some outdoor activities can lead to danger.
    Owen County Ambulance Director Kevin Luther said one of those activities, all-terrain vehicle riding, has led to some fatalities in Owen County.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Kentucky was third in the nation with 114 ATV deaths reported from 2005 to 2007.
    The ambulance service usually responds to several ATV related accidents each year, Luther said.

  • Officials urge caution after string of grassfires

    Sixteen grass fires were reported in Owen County last week, despite Kentucky’s “no burn season” having started Feb. 15.
    Each year on this same date, the Kentucky Division of Forestry enters a “no burn season” when it’s against the law to set fire from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to any flammable material located within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland.
    The regulation prohibits the burning of tires, garbage, construction debris, demolition debris, appliances, cars, buses, trailers and all other materials.

  • This spring, don’t forget about the birds and the bees

    I am always a little annoyed when people ask me how to get rid of bees. Short of a deathly allergy, we should all be lucky enough to have a healthy population in the garden. I have tons out and about the landscape, in the clover where I walk daily, in the garden where I work, amid the flowers where I weed — and I have never been stung.

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    Feb.  16, 2011

    Compared to the previous sale: slaughter cows and bulls steady; feeder steers and heifers $1 to $4 higher, except calves under 500 lb., $10 to $12 higher.
    Slaughter cows were 8 percent of the supply, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacement cows 2 percent, and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 40-percent steers, 30-percent heifers and 17-percent feeder bulls. Thirty-seven percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.
    Slaughter Cows Premium White 65-75%: 1,515 lb.  $81.

  • Grace Notes: It all goes back to the qualities of the inner self

    The other day I read an article written by Sharon Miller, a woman who stopped wearing makeup “as an act of Christian discipleship.”
    She was getting ready to go shopping with her in-laws and as she went through her usual morning routine of blow-drying her hair and picking out an outfit, she decided to go to the mall sans makeup.
    She said she had been inspired by a book, “Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Women’s Spirituality,” by Maria Harris.

  • Old Cedar Baptist

    Sunday was a rainy and gloomy day, but you couldn’t tell it by all the love, singing and praising the Lord that went on inside our little church.
    Our church opened up with Bro. James welcoming everyone and our choir, “New Beginnings,” singing “Let’s Just Praise the Lord and Holy Ground.”
    Cecila did a wonderful job singing “Your Secret Place.” Also, Joy and her puppet, Rover, put on a little skit called “You can’t get brownie points by making brownies.”

  • New Columbus Baptist

    The Sunday message pastor Brad Vincent will deliver comes from Isaiah chapter 11 and is titled “The True Vine.”
    Judah and Israel had become corrupt and unfaithful to the point God allowed His people to be conquered by Assyria as judgement for their not following Him.
    However, in chapter 11, the prophet Isaiah is extending hope to a devastated Jerusalem by reassuring the people of a coming King.

  • Monterey Baptist

    Zumba fitness classes will be held 6:30-7:30 each Friday night at the church gym. The class is led by Julie O’Banion and is $5 per class.
    Meeting the Needs Ministry is collecting laundry detergent through February.  Boxes are located in the MBC back foyer for donated items. Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
    The monthly men’s prayer breakfast will be at 8 a.m. March 5.