Today's News

  • Real love is not just sweet feelings, it’s about forgiveness and adapting

    Note: On May 3, my husband and I will be married 41 years. I’ve adapted this column from 2009.

    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.

    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 41 years of marriage!

    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?

  • Local Church News | May 4, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study, youth Bible study and Rock Stars meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays.

    The next deacons’ meeting will be at 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). The men’s monthly fellowship will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

  • Rebels fall to Trimble County

    Weather played havoc with the Owen County baseball team last week.

    The Rebels were only able to get one game in and it took place on the road in Bedford Thursday evening. The contest against the Raiders was a back and forth game that saw Trimble County pull out the 5-4 win in their final at bat. Cameron McAnally struck out 14 Trimble County batters in the defeat.

    The loss dropped Owen County to 10-9 overall on the season.

  • Rain shortens Scott County meet

    The Owen County track team had a short night last Tuesday in Georgetown.

    The team traveled to take part in the Scott County All-Comers meet. Just a few events were completed before the meet was called due to inclement weather.

    Results included Makenzie Duncan finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles. The 4x800 meter relay team placed fourth. Allison Burford was seventh in the discus while Molly Gamble and Duncan tied for first in the high jump.

  • Lady Rebels defeat Gallatin

    The Owen County softball team was on the field twice last week. The Lady Rebels fell in one game and picked up a win in the other.

    Their first game came against Trimble County last Monday at home. The Lady Rebels were able to put six runs on the board but saw the Lady Raiders perform better at the plate winning 10-6. Baleigh Young collected three hits and drove in three runs. It was the fourth straight time Trimble County has defeated Owen County. The last win by the Lady Rebels came on May 15, 2013, when the Lady Rebels won 2-0 in Bedford.

  • Many assumptions about the tomato don’t always hold true

    Weekend Gardener

    “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • Carpenter bees becoming more active in warm temps

    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Male and female carpenter bees are becoming active after spending winter in last year’s tunnels. These large yellow and black bees have shiny, bare abdomens in contrast to the ‘hairy’ ones of bumble bees.

  • Owen Electric joins Red Cross to improve emergency response services

    Owen Electric Cooperative

    Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are partnering with the American Red Cross to improve emergency response services in Kentucky. The cooperatives have joined together to acquire a new disaster relief vehicle, trailer and resources that can be deployed to provide aid.

  • Community News | May 4, 2016

    Derby Pancake Breakfast set for May 7

    The annual Mason Odd Fellow Derby Pancake Breakfast will be held from 6-11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Lodge Fellowship Hall in Owenton. There will be a $7 charge for an all you can eat meal with sausage, pancakes and beverages.

    Bessie Sparks Scholarship applications now available

    The Bessie Sparks Scholarship applications are available at Peoples Bank & Trust Company or in the Owen County High School Guidance Counselor’s Office with the deadline being May 10, 2016.

  • Leadership Owen County learns the ins and outs of local healthcare

    On Wednesday, April 6, the 2016 Leadership Owen County class participants had the opportunity to expand their knowledge regarding healthcare availability in Owen County.

    They spent the day listening to healthcare professionals present information on their particular areas of expertise and visiting some of the facilities in the community.

    Diane Coleman, of Three Rivers District Health Department, provided a wealth of information regarding the multifaceted services they provide.