Today's News

  • Lady Raiders eliminate Lady Rebels from All ‘A’ Classic

    The Owen County Lady Rebels entered the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic last week looking to improve on recent history.
    The team tipped off against Eminence Jan. 9, at Gallatin County looking to win a first-round game for the first time since 2013. They would have little trouble in achieving that goal.
    After leading 4-3 early in the first quarter, the Lady Rebels would go on a 19-2 run to take a 23-5 lead in the second quarter. From there they would cruise to a 62-35 win over the Lady Warriors putting them in the semifinals.

  • Livestock Market Report | Jan. 17, 2017

    Jan. 11, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 635
    Jan. 4: 288
    Last Year: 65

    Compared to last week: With cattle quality good, feeder steers sold $2-$4 higher, heifers steady-$3 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $2-$3 higher.

    Slaughter cows made up 5 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 0 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 92 percent.  The feeder supply included 53 percent steers, 28 percent heifers, and 19 percent bulls. Near 55 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Specialty seed catalogs deliver quality

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • What kind of person screams one minute, cries the next?

    by Roger Alford

  • Facebook, social media provide life lessons in short posts

    There’s always something new to click on Facebook, and recently it’s been “What Has 2016 Taught You?”
    According to Facebook, here’s what I’ve supposedly learned this past year:
    “Forgiving is easy; it’s trusting them again that’s hard.”
    The folks or whoever/whatever at Facebook added, “The past year has changed you completely. You’ve seen your life from a completely different angle, and this led you to new experiences.”

  • Church News | Jan. 17, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton
    We give glory to God for another wonderful day of worship. Our pastor brought a message from John 8:31-31 on the marks and benefits of a Christian. During the evening we enjoyed the Family Fun Fellowship and what a night of great activities, food, and fellowship.
    The Church Co-ed Volleyball League is now in full swing and matches will be played every Monday evening which will result in the basketball court being closed from 5:45 p.m.-closing. First Baptist will play at 7:30 p.m., this Monday.

  • Owen County WMU holds quarterly winter meeting

    Saturday morning at First Baptist Church in Owenton the Owen County WMU held their Quarterly Winter Meeting. Mandy Holbert blessed the group with her beautiful voice and guitar solo. The New Liberty Baptist Church presented the Prayer Calendar.
    The guest speaker was Shelly Johns of Louisville, Ky. She serves as Women's & Senior Adult Ministry Consultant with Kentucky Baptist Convention. She works closely with WMU and other Christian women throughout the state. She encouraged the group to let "God's Love Shine Brightly."

  • Community Events | Dec. 11, 2017

    Owen County WMU to meet Thursday
    The Owen County WMU quarterly meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the First Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be Shelly Johns from KBC.
    Drug Prevention Coalition Meeting set for Jan. 17

  • Secret tunnel may have provided safety for local judges

    It was said the secret tunnel snaked its way underneath the streets of Owenton from the Owen County Courthouse to one of the nearby banks.
    While attending Owen County Schools, Owen County Senior Center Manager Stacy Sipple Long, heard about this underground passage. The story goes that it provided a safe way for a judge to leave the courthouse if he rendered an unpopular verdict.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 11, 2017

    Jan. 11, 2012
    5 years ago
    Group steps in to help meet the needs

    The holidays may be over, but members of Monterey Baptist Church hope to keep the season of giving alive throughout the upcoming weeks.
    During a planning meeting this past fall, Marsha Derringer came up with the idea of the 12 Weeks of Christmas for Meeting the Needs. Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, non-profit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.