Today's News

  • To classic hymns with lots of love

    One of my favorite books on my shelf at home is a stolen hymnal.
    I stole it probably 15 or 16 years ago from church and about 12 years ago I told my pastor about it. That was after our church had already gotten rid of all the old hymnals and started putting the lyrics to the songs we sing in the weekly bulletin and on the video screen in the sanctuary during the service.

  • Good Friday Community Service

    Good Friday Community Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Owenton. You are invited to the annual community Good Friday Service. Local pastors will be leading the service. Our theme is “Images of the Cross in Isaiah.” There will be powerful, uplifting music and a nursery will be provided.

  • That judo that you do so well

    On April 4 and 5, the West Michigan Sports Commission hosted the “2011 USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championship” and “Collegiate Open Championship” in Grand Rapids, Mich., at the DeVos Place.
    Approximately 400 competitors gathered from across the nation to compete in 100 different divisions.
    Owen County Judo Team members Robert Beverly, Chelsae Smith, and James Thompson competed in the “2011 USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championship” for athletes 19 and under.

  • On a winning streak

    Owen County’s Logan Harrod shows off the 2011 AAU State Championship trophy his team won in Lexington. Harrod plays for the Ville AAU team. This is the second year the team has been state champion. The team is currently 49-0 in the 10U division and has been champions of the Martin Luther King Classic, Gatorade Bluegrass Invitational, KBA Winter Hoopfest, FCA Hoops for Heaven and the Scott County Stampede. They will continue to play in the spring with their season culminating at the AAU National Tournament in July

  • Lady Rebels weather storm to win a pair

    The Owen County Lady Rebels took part in the “Where’s the Beach Classic” over the weekend in Rockcastle County. Maybe the event should have been named the “Where’s the Basement Classic?”
    After playing Friday night and losing 2-1 to Clay County in extra innings, the Lady Rebels were facing two more games Saturday. They did not know they would be taking on the weather as well.

  • Track teams perform well in Walton

    It was a good weekend for the Owen County track teams. Both the boys and the girls competed at the “Light the Night” meet at Walton-Verona. As a team, the boys finished in sixth place while the girls finished in seventh place. Both teams had several top-10 finishers.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

    2011 DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the sign-up deadline is June 1. This is a mandatory deadline for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications. Signatures of all producers receiving a share in DCP payments are required by the June 1 deadline.

    2011 crop reporting

  • Special birthday: Kendall Rae Woodyard

    Kendall Rae Woodyard is celebrating her first birthday, April 14, 2011. She is the daughter of Justice Switzer Woodyard and Johnathan B. Woodyard. Kendall is pictured here with Granny, Edith Switzer.

  • Golden Anniversary: James Thurman and Billie Jo Arthur Henage

    James Thurman and Billie Jo Arthur Henage will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 14.
    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Violet Ridge Church of Christ, 1000 Violet Road in Crittenden.
    The party is being given by their children, Todd Henage and Nancy Bradley. They also have four grandchildren.
    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Middle School honor roll

    Third Nine Weeks
    Super Honor Roll

    Hailey Chappell, Skye DeCandia, Molly Gamble, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Marlee Lathrem, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Chris Snawder, Josh Spaulding, Ashley Willis, Morgan Woodyard

    Regular Honor Roll