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Today's News

  • Psalm 91 may not have magical powers, but is healing

    For Christmas I gave my husband Psalm 91.
    Not all of it, just the first two verses:
    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
    I found an artist on the Etsy website who hand paints scripture verses, white lettering on rustic gray paper.

  • Church News | Jan. 11, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton
    We give thanks to the Lord for the uplifting day of worship. Our pastor returned to the study in John with a message entitled “Highway to Hell” from chapter eight verses 21-30. Jesus confronted the religious leaders of their horrifying destination due to their self-sufficiency, worldliness, unbelief and ignorance. Sunday evening we examined Genesis four which revealed the root cause of the worldwide flood.

  • Basketball teams back after holiday break

    With the end of the holiday break, things are about to get busy for the Owen County basketball teams.
    The boys were in action last week as they picked up their first district win of the season defeating Eminence 62-60. Three Rebels reached double figures led by Patrick Osborne who scored 15 points. The senior also pulled down 11 rebounds in the win. Walker McDonald notched a double-double of his own scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Austin Fitzgerald scored ten points.
    The win improved Owen County to 5-7 overall and 1-3 in 31st District play.

  • Monterey a booming city during the early 20th century

     The early 1900s saw events and advances that changed the face of America.
    In 1900 a Small Pox epidemic raged in Kentucky with the state experiencing a 20 percent death rate. Health authorities were demanding everyone in the state receive a vaccination.
    In 1901 Marconi sent the first wireless transmission over 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, and wireless communication was born.
    In September of the same year William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States was assassinated.

  • Election results could have big impact on Kentucky’s 2017 economy

    tom eblen, lexington herald-leader

    Note: Contains observations of the writer.
    The November elections could be one of the biggest influences shaping Kentucky’s economy in 2017. But what that shape will end up being is anyone’s guess.
    President-elect Donald Trump promised to put Appalachian coal miners back to work and restore jobs for other blue-collar workers who, he said, have been devastated by illegal immigration and corporate off-shoring.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 4 2017

    Jan. 4, 2012
    5 years ago
    Tobacco setting is focus of new barn
    artwork

    As winter set in, Owen countians and those traveling through the area had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of summer labor and its history.
    The third Agricultural Heritage Trail Committee tobacco barn mural was installed Dec. 30 on a barn located on U.S. 127 North. The barn is owned by Johnny and Pat Craigmyle.

  • ‘Eatin’ season’ ends, down to the leftovers

    I really didn’t plan to write this morning. I have had an old fashion head cold all through the holidays. It started on Wednesday before Christmas and got progressively worse for the next two weeks. I have made the man that owns Kleenex very much richer over the past two weeks. My apatite is just beginning to come back, along with my ability to smell.
    So here I am at the computer typing away with very little to say.

  • At the Library | Jan. 4, 2017

    Storytime for Preschoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for children.
    Adult Exercise
    Start the new year doing something for yourself. Wear walking shoes and come follow the popular Leslie Sanson DVD, “Walk Away the Pounds,” beginning at 10 a.m., Fridays.

  • Rabbit Hash General Store on track to open in 2017

    By Sarah Brookbank
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    It has been almost a year since the beloved Rabbit Hash General Store was destroyed by fire, but driving through Rabbit Hash today, you’d hardly know it.
    Construction has been going strong on the General Store since the fall, when plans were approved. Now the walls are up and the Coca-Cola sign is painted.
    The Rabbit Hash Historical Society wants to keep the General Store on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Livestock Market Report | Jan. 4, 2017

    Dec. 28, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 92
    Last week: 791

    Compared to last week: No trends due to a very light holiday test, but a steady undertone noted on all classes.
    No more Monday sales until further notice.

    Feeders: 66
    Slaughter: 23
    Replacements: 3