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Today's News

  • Good tools make great gifts for the gardener in your life

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • A ‘nightmare’ fire leaves 23 horses dead in Lexington

    By Fernando Alfonso III
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Ranch hand Peter Evsich, 55, sat in his pickup truck smoking a cigarette Sunday afternoon while watching over the smoldering ruins of a horse barn, with 23 dead horses somewhere under the barn’s collapsed metal roof.
    The Thoroughbreds were part of a group housed in a barn at the Mercury Equine Center off Russell Cave Road. The fire started just after midnight and may have been due to lightning or an electrical issue, said owner Eric Reed.

  • Smelly old basketball shoes sell for $104,000

    by Roger Alford

  • Because we know darkness, we can appreciate light

    When I first met Charlie Campbell, he was at the end of his rope — the end of his hope.
    Earlier this year, his wife had a series of strokes that left her paralyzed on her right side and bedridden.
    Himself disabled, he has been caring for his wife and two daughters, one who is autistic.
    A man in the community told me about Charlie and his need, among other things, for a wheelchair-accessible van so he could get his wife out of the house so she could feel normal again.

  • Church News | Dec. 21, 2016

    Owenton First Baptist
    A full day of worship was enjoyed by all this past Lord’s Day. We began with a message on the blessings of his birth, in which our pastor revealed that because of his coming we now can enjoy the blessing of God with us, God in us, and God for us. Our adult choir then brought their special Christmas musical that brought great glory to God. The evening service was filled with the voices of our children as they presented the Christmas production, “Too Busy.”

  • Fish and Wildlife working to eradicate shad at Elmer Davis Lake

    Fishing this coming year could improve thanks to the Kentucky Department Of Fish and Wildlife's efforts to eradicate shad on Elmer Davis Lake.
    Shad, a nuisance fish, has become a problem in the lake and efforts are being made to bring back the balance of sport fish for better quality fishing.
    The Lakes 12 foot drawdown process began Oct. 15, with the lake dropping approximately 3 inches a day. The shad eradication began last week.

  • Holiday Hero’s Blood Drive coming to library

    The Holiday Hero's Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Owen County Public Library. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and will be placed into a drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card.
    Sweet treats will be provided by Bird Dog's Coffee and Dani B's Sweet Treats and Custom Cakes.
    Additional drawings for a pecan pie from the Smith House Restaurant and pizza and bread sticks from Hometown Pizza.

  • Fire department hosts annual Christmas dinner
  • A Christmas celebration at the Hartsough House

    He was born in Owenton but was raised in Wheatley by his grandmother. As a young boy he was apprenticed to a Wheatley cabinet maker, and when the Civil War broke out in 1861, 17-year-old John Clayton (J.C.) Hartsough joined the Confederate Army. He served in the acclaimed Orphan Brigade, but before long his boyhood naivety was traded for the realities of war.

  • Lack of women in legislature a symptom, not a sickness

    the advocate
    messenger
    The Kentucky House of Representatives will look very different next year, as new Republican leaders take over and chart a new course for the lower chamber, which had previously been under the control of Democrats for close to a century.
    It’s a promising time for Republicans and their priorities. Based on the initial rhetoric of the incoming leaders, there’s also hope for a less divisive, more inclusive House that is willing to consider ideas from all sides.