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Today's News

  • Prevent pests from pillaging the home garden

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    It is a good time to think about pest control for your home vegetable garden.

    You can control pest problems, and perhaps prevent future difficulties, in your garden by doing some advance planning and following a few simple Integrated Pest Management practices. IPM promotes minimal pesticide use and emphasizes the use of all available pest control methods including cultural, mechanical and biological practices to prevent pest problems.

  • Property Transfers | April 2016

    Robert A. Jacobs and Cynthia S. Jacobs to Daniel Hoagland and Julie Hoagland, two tracts of land, $87,500.

    Mary E. Cress estate to James Martin Code and Carolyn Code, land on Dunavent Ridge, $975.

    J. Mitchell Properties LLC to Michael Joseph Smith, Rose-Thomas subdivision, $114,849.

    Charles Madden to Morgan Gifford, $110,000.

    Aaron Walden to Tim Gierman and Silvia Gierman, Wild Deer Lake Farms, $269,000.

  • Grand Jury Indictments | May 3, 2016

    The Owen County grand jury met May 3 and returned the following three indictments:

    Amanda J. Burke, 29, on the charge of first-degree bail jumping.

    According to the indictment, having been released from custody by court order upon condition to appear subsequently at a specified time and place in connection with a charge of having committed a felony, she intentionally failed to appear.

    If convicted, she is punishable my imprisonment for up to 5 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

    Pleaded not guilty, continued to May 24.

  • Court News | May 11, 2016

    Owen District Court | May 6, 2016

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 1 for review.

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, 90 days, concurrent with circuit time, credit for any time served.

    Marvin B. Keith, 1986, second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing.

    Brenda Beverly vs. Annie Barrett, defendant failed to appear, eviction granted, 7 days to vacate.

  • Local Church News | May 11, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist

    A wonderful message was shared Sunday from 2 Samuel 5:17-25.  In all things we need to go to our stronghold and inquire of the Lord.

    ARC only has two meetings left. Hope to see everyone at 6 p.m. tonight as we continue to learn more about Christ. If you need a ride call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

    Our VBS will be June 13-17. Contact FaDana if you are willing and able to help.

    Set aside August 13 on your calendar for a very special event that will take place at the fairgrounds.  More information soon!

  • Maybe God only uses broken people – and we’re all broken in one way or another

    When Michelle Smith talks about God, tears trickle down her cheeks.

    A 13th-generation native Floridian, she is selling or giving away all of her possessions to move to the Congo in central Africa, one of the most volatile areas on the planet.

    She will be joining a small handful of other people who feel called by God to “come and die,” as Michelle says, for the sake of the gospel of peace.

  • Elderly lady reports steering wheel, gear shift stolen

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    I enjoyed the tale about the elderly woman who called 911 to report her car had been broken into. She was hysterical, telling the person on the other end of the phone line: “They stole the radio, the steering wheel, the brake, the gas pedal, even the gear shift.”

    A few minutes later, a police officer radioed in: “Disregard. She had gotten into the backseat by mistake.”

  • Rebels dominate final track meet

    The Owen County track team hosted their final meet of the season on Friday. Both the boys and the girls were dominant as they handily defeated the competition of Pendleton County, Frankfort, Williamstown and Carroll County.

    In the girls meet, the Lady Rebels won with a total of 249 points. Pendleton County was a distant second with 84 points. A Lady Rebel would finish first in 14 of 17 events. In the three events they did not win they were second.

  • Softball team wins road game against Simon Kenton

    The Lady Rebels were on the diamond twice last week as they played a game on the road and at home.

    The week began last Monday with a trip to Independence to take on Simon Kenton. The two teams had played three times with the Lady Pioneers winning each time since 2000. Owen County would break the trend as they picked up a 7-5 win. Megan Wilhoite earned the win on the mound. Reagan Sutton had two hits including a homerun. Micaela Wilhoite also had a couple of knocks and drove in a run. Katelyn Parker, Blair Harris and Selena Smith each had RBIs.

  • Rebels baseball blanks Frankfort

    The Owen County baseball team picked up a victory in their only contest last week.

    The Rebels hosted Frankfort on Thursday. On a day that felt more suitable for a football game, Owen County managed to hang six runs on the board as they shutout the Panthers 6-0. Nolan Tackett tossed a complete game shutout, striking out 12 in the process. He also picked up a hit and scored a run. Michael Stewart found a variety of ways to reach base as he had a hit, walked and was hit by a pitch. The senior, also drove in a run.