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Today's News

  • Garnering extra nutrients with side-dressing

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season. The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant. I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment!

  • New Liberty student receives United Producers scholarship

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dalton Mertz, from New Liberty, recently received a $1,000 United Producers Inc. Scholarship.

    Mertz, the son of Roy Mertz, currently studies animal science at the University of Kentucky.

  • 4-H Program News | June 22, 2016

    4-H Camp Orientation

    If your child is already signed up for 4-H Summer Camp, you and your child will need to attend an orientation meeting at the extension office. The remaining orientation session will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 23. We will also be taking care of class sign-up during orientation, so it’s important your child be there. The camp is currently full, so new applicants will be put on a waiting list.

  • Pet raccoons have to put up with that horrible smell

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    You may have heard about the fellow who brought a raccoon home and announced to his wife that he now has a new pet.

    She asked: “Where are you going to keep it?”

    “Right here in the house,” he replied.

    “But,” she continued, “what about the horrible smell?”

    “I got used to it,” he said. “I’m sure the raccoon will too.”

  • The rock is a reminder for people to never forget God's work in their lives

    Although I don’t think it’s terminal, it is chronic: I have a chronic case of CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff.

    That’s the diagnosis one of my co-workers gave me the other day. He may or may not have been joking.

    I tell people all the time to please, please, please remind me of stuff. It’s the CRS, folks. I just can’t remember.

    At least I’m not alone. The ancient Israelites had it too. They were always forgetting stuff, mostly the stuff God had done for them, even rescuing them from years of slavery in Egypt.

  • Local Church News | June 22, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed with a wonderful vacation Bible school last week as we studied the life of Joseph with 56 children. Thanks to all those who came and thanks to the workers. A word of special thanks goes to FaDana for organizing, to Lisa for her decorating skills and media expertise, to Linda for leading the great music, and to Martha for organizing the food.

  • Young Owen countians overcome early childhood struggle

    In the 1800s famine hit Ireland and more than 2 million Irish immigrated to America. The Brown family was part of this seemingly unending wave of starving yet determined people who looked to a new life and a new land of opportunity.

    The Browns settled in Virginia, and not long after the births of their children, both died, leaving behind four young orphans.

  • Looking back | June 15, 2016

    A new center of town
    June 15, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Doreen McElroy wants a bench outside the new Monterey Community Center so people in downtown Monterey will have a place to sit down with neighbors and shoot the breeze.

    Her idea was one of several presented Thursday night when more than a dozen concerned Monterey residents gathered to discuss plans for the new center.

    “We had lots of very good ideas,” McElroy said. “It was a very good meeting and I think everyone was happy with the turnout.”

  • Court News | June 15, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 10, 2016

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 17.

    James B. Daugherty, 1980, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.

    Anthony Wayne Mahoney, 1972, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.

  • Property Transfers | May 2016

    Michael Rollins, Peggie P. Tisch-Rollins and Peggie P. Tisch to Brandon W. Bass and Wendy D. Bass, land in Owen County, $112,000.

    Michael Marksberry and Tracie Marksberry to Dennis Gray and Juliett Gray, lot numbers 21, 22 and 23 in the Eagle Valley subdivision, $5,000.

    Dennis A. Wilson, Dennis Allen Wilson, Dennis A. Wilson unknown spouse, Branch Banking and Trust Company and Master Commissioner Mark R. Cobb to Branch Banking and Trust Company, land on the south side.

    Mark Daniel Webb to Daniel Carmack, lot 43 of the Eagle Creek Campground.