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Today's News

  • At the Library | March 2, 2016

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 3, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children. Smokey the Bear will make a special visit this week.

    Thursday Noir Book Club

  • Another beautiful weekend on the Branch

    It was another beautiful weekend on the Branch.

    This was Jennifer True’s weekend to be at home. There was not grass to mow, nor garden to plant, no farm chores that needed doing, so as any sensible women would do, she, Fay and Nicole went shopping.

    The “end of winter” sales were in full swing so they took advantage of it. Fay didn’t say they actually bought anything, but that wasn’t the point. It was a great day for a ladies day out.

  • Feb. 15 – April 30 is no burn season

    By DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    The Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small grass fire behind the OCHS football field Sunday.

    During this dry season, the fire departments of Owen County would like to urge all residents to take extra precautions concerning fires.

  • Juniors prepare for the ACT

    By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    OCHS juniors hit the books in preparation for the ACT on March 1.

    The ACT is the standardized test most colleges and universities use for admission because it shows a student’s level of knowledge in the areas of math, reading, English and science. Most colleges require students to meet a benchmark score on each subject before admission.

  • Early spring bloomers: Witch hazel and Cornus mas

    By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold. It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.

    Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth? No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us content until spring truly arrives.

  • Onions aren't the only food that can make you cry

    By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A newspaper photographer was told that a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at a rural airport.

    He got there, spotted a plane warming up on the runway, and jumped in, telling the man at the controls: “Let’s go.”

    The plane taxied down the runway, bounced a couple times, and took off.

    Once in the air, the photographer delivered the order: “Fly low over the next ridge to so I can snap some pictures.”

  • Who could possibly be worthy enough to receive the sacrament?

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about a local pastor, Larry Silverman, of New Covenant Grace Fellowship.

    Shortly after that I was dusting my bookcase and found a book Larry wrote, “The River is Here.”

    The river in the title is taken from something Jesus said: “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’” (John 7:38, New Living Translation).

  • Local Church News | March 2, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to the Rebels and Lady Rebels basketball teams for winning their district tournaments! Adult Bible study will not meet Wednesday night this week – we will be cheering on the Rebels at the regional tournament in Henry County.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10. Come out and support our team!

  • Rebels earn fifth straight district title

    To say the Owen County Rebels have dominated the 31st District over the past five seasons would be an understatement.

    Just look at the numbers. In the last five seasons the Rebels are now 42-5 against teams from the 31st District, including a 25 game winning streak against district foes.

    Their dominance was on full display this week at the 31st District Tournament in Warsaw as they captured their fifth straight 31st District crown. Owen County claimed the title with a 66-54 win over Henry County on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd of Rebel supporters.

  • Momentum carries Lady Rebels to district title

    It seems like a distant memory now but two years ago the Lady Rebels won just a single game. On Friday night in Warsaw, the team returned to the summit of the 31st District with a 46-43 win over Gallatin County.

    “We’re back,” said a smiling Molly Gamble, holding her piece of the net she had just cut down. “We’ve had a rough couple of years so this means a lot.”