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Today's News

  • All Christians have some sin they hate, sin that brings them to their knees

    Ten years ago I wrote: “My friend Mike ate breakfast last week, which is nothing short of a miracle.

    “He doesn’t shake anymore or wake up in the middle of the night sweating. The little green monkeys that haunt him are gone too.”

    This week, my friend Mike is celebrating 10 years being sober. Not just sober, but healed and forgiven, whole and hopeful. He’s tasted the mercy of God, felt his hand of grace that pulled him from the abyss.

  • Local Church News | July 13, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    If you haven’t returned your baby bottle for Avenues for Women clinic, please do so as soon as possible. Please return all bottles whether or not they are filled.

    The monthly planning meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

    A Night of Prayer will begin at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 23 at the church. This is a time for the church to come together for corporate prayer, as well as individual prayer.

    Adult Bible study meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

  • Keselowski earns third Ky. NASCAR Sprint Cup victory

    BY DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service

    SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski squeezed enough fuel out of his Team Penske Miller Lite Ford to hold off hard-charging Carl Edwards to win Saturday’s sixth annual Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The win was “Bad Brad’s” third to go along with two other top five finishes in the six Sprint Cup races held at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Community News | July 13, 2016

    OCHS Class of 1961 reunion

    The Class of ‘61 will be having their 55th class reunion on July 30 at the Owen County Extension Office. The committee is very excited about the reunion and looking forward to see all classmates together again. If you have any questions, contact FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.

    Backing the Red, Black/White & Blue

  • Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.

    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • Locals recall relief from heat in swimming holes

    “Oh! the old swimmin’-hole! In the long, lazy days

    When the humdrum of school made so many run-a-ways,

    How plesant was the jurney down the old dusty lane,

    Whare the tracks of our bare feet was all printed so plane

    You could tell by the dent of the heel and the sole

    They was lots o’ fun on hands at the old swimmin’-hole.” - James Whitcomb Riley

  • Senior Activities | July 6-12, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Rummy.

    Thursday, July 7: 9 a.m. Rook; 1 p.m. Rummy.

    Friday, July 8: 10 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. cards.

    Monday, July 11: 10 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. rhythm drumming.

    Tuesday, July 12: 9 a.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. extension office – education.

  • At the Library | July 6, 2016

    Hey kids! Summer reading is still going on even after the June push to earn fair tickets. Continue keeping a reading log through July to be eligible for a special pizza party and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes too. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Ballet Lessons

  • Campbell wins $50 certificate to Meadow-View
  • Community News | July 6, 2016

    FCC Food Pantry open July 13, July 16

    The First Christian Church Community Food Pantry, located at 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, July 13 and Saturday, July 16. To make appointments call 502-484-3451 or 502-750-3342, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 only. 100 appointments will be scheduled.

    OCHS Class of 1961 reunion