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    Every hero has a nemesis. For the Owen County football team that nemesis wears black, red and white and hails from Covington.
    For the third time in five seasons, Holy Cross came into Owenton and knocked the Rebels out of the Class 2A State Playoffs. The Indians left Patterson Field with a 54-28 win on Friday night to advance and play Newport Central Catholic in the second round.

  • In brief | Nov. 4, 2015

    International Foods Workshop
    An International Foods Workshop will be held at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5.
    Mimi Quiroz will be the chef, featuring Mexican-style cuisine. Please call the Owen County Extension Office by Tuesday, Nov. 3 to pre-register at (502) 484-5703.
    New session of classes beginning at adult education
    The next session of classes for adult education will begin Monday, Nov. 9.
    If you have the dream of continuing your education, getting a better job, going to college/technical school, start here.

  • Records of thriving small towns reconnect us to our past

    The solemn faces of four men and two young boys are featured in the photo. Posed in front of the Danish post office and dressed in early 20th century clothing, the group creates a picturesque image of early Owen County life.
    Twin Creek Valley is nestled adjacent to the Kentucky River near the Carroll County community of Worthville. At the turn of the 20th century, folks settled in this area to farm and operate businesses. Before long, several small communities sprang up, and for a time prospered.

  • Let me get through Thanksgiving first

    Probably the biggest weekend in this part of Kentucky since the ending of World War II, has just passed without a major disaster.
    The Breeders’ Cup weekend, Halloween and a UK football game, colliding on the same weekend. I take my hat off to the planning and law enforcement groups  that  made it happen.
    I, for one wouldn’t have been in the Lexington area for all the gold in Ft. Knox, if there is still any gold there. But everybody else seemed to have a great time.

  • MBMS Honor Roll | Nov. 4, 2015

    5th Grade All “A” Honor Roll
    Ellie Anderson, Lillian Baumann, Lilly Chappell, Ayden Coppola, Logan Davis, Melanna Eversole, Lindsey Hobbs, Bradley House, Logan House, Brady Kemper, Avery Miller, Teegan Moore, Haydon Osborne, Eli Ruby, Brandon Snell, Heidi Stedam, Hayden Webster, Madelyn Wilson, Gwen Wolfe

    5th Grade A/B Honor Roll
    August Barker, Cameron Bond, Nash Cammack, Ciera Estep, Cameron Fitzgerald, Payton Gordon, Austin Halfhill, Karlie Haydon, Joshua Howard, Mason Lawrence

  • At the Library | Nov. 4, 2015

    November and December are Amnesty month!  This year we are going to do things a bit differently though. Food for Fines will run November 1 through December 31. For each item donated we will waive  $1 in fines. So if someone you have $10 in fines and you bring in 10 items we will waive all of your fines! The food donated will be given to Meeting the Needs. The food must be nonperishable and can’t be expired.

  • Asain lady beetles love the sunny side


  • Local Church News | Nov. 4, 2015

    Monterey Baptist Church
    We had special guests at church Sunday. Bro. Ross Lishen and his wife, Jean, joined us for worship.
    Bro. Lishen was pastor at MBC from 1962 -1964. He also gave the morning message about life lessons. It was a pleasure to have them worship with us. We are always glad to have visitors choose MBC as their place of worship.
    Rock Stars and Adult Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
    The monthly men’s fellowship will be at 8 a.m., Nov. 7.

  • The crossover moment to becoming a Christian

    I love a good conversion story, that moment or series of moments that lead up to a person going from not belonging to Jesus to belonging to him.
    I remember telling my friend Mike that it was like getting married. Either you are or you aren’t. I told him you can think you’re married, say you’re married, live with another person as if you’re married, but unless you’ve signed the marriage license and said, “I do,” you’re not married.

  • Ever go to the kitchen for ice cream, but return with eggs?

    ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist