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Today's News

  • Church News | March 29, 2017

    Old Cedar Baptist
    Wow, what a crowd we had Sunday for the Omega Force Team! Bro. James counted 98, and what an awesome demonstration they gave as they lifted amounts of weight and carried, drug, pulled and pushed to show the strength that God can give his children to overcome the weaknesses in our lives.
    We all have areas that we need more of God’s help in and the message was loud and clear. Thank you to all who attended and a special thank you to Charrdel Hammond for bringing this message and these men to our church.

  • Burial mounds painted image of prehistoric Ky.

    “A considerable number of artifacts have been found in Owen County, some of which are to be seen in local collections. Mr. W.O. Lowdenback of Pleasant Home had such a collection and good material has been found in the neighborhood of Gratz on the Kentucky River.”

  • Looking Back | March 22, 2017

    March 21, 2012
    5 years ago
    Students gather wisdom from members of the community

    Each eighth- and 10th-grade student in Owen County recently had the opportunity to meet with a member of the community in a statewide effort to better prepare students for post-graduation life.
    The effort, called Operation Preparation, was announced in August 2011 by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday.
    The week of college and career readiness advising was held March 12-16 and was not mandatory, but advised.

  • Owen District Court | March 22, 2017

    March 17, 2017

    Isaac Goematt, 1994, fourth-degree assault, continued to March 10.
    Katina Gordon, 1980, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for March 10.

  • Students participate in Rotary contest
  • Birth Announcement | Zayden Wyatt Rose

    Melanie Ransdell and Bradley Rose are proud to announce the birth of their precious rainbow baby, Zayden Wyatt Rose.
    He was welcomed into this world at 2:27 p.m.,  Feb. 28, 2017, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, giving his daddy the best birthday present he could’ve ever wished for. As if sharing a birthday wasnt enough, Zayden also has his daddy’s red hair and blue eyes.
    Little man weighed in at 7 lbs. and 5 ounces and was 19 3/4” long.

  • Class of ‘48 searching for classmates

    Welcome to Spring. I know it’s spring because The Talking Head on TV said so this morning. I went down and built up the fire in the wood stove in the basement anyway. I’ll let it go out by noon, but when the basement is warm, it makes the rest of the house easier to heat. Hopefully, this well is the last fire of the season.

  • At the Library | March 22, 2017

    Remember to enter our first ever photo contest. Use a smartphone or camera (old or new), submit photos that are touched, untouched or retouched, anything. There are two categories, under 18 and 18 and over. Submit up to two JPEG images as an email attachment to chancery.ocpl@gmail.com anytime between March 15-May 1.
    Include your name, age, contact number and/or email address. You will receive an email reply when we receive your photos. If you do not get a reply, please try again or call Jennifer at the library.

  • Williams wraps up career at Carson-Newman

    by brian blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    Following the 2012-2013 season at Morehead State University, Sawyer Williams made a decision.
    Williams left Morehead State and took his talents to Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn. It proved to be a very wise move.

  • Baseball is back at OCHS

    by brian blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    March 20 was the first day of Spring. That can only mean one thing. Baseball is back.
    The Owen County baseball team began the new season March 20 at Williamstown. They entered the season looking for a repeat of their 31st District championship after defeating Henry County 2-1 in last year’s championship game in Owenton. The Rebels would finish 2016 with a loss to Walton-Verona in the 8th Region Tournament.