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Today's News

  • Hardware store’s closing marks the end of an era for downtown Owenton

    The year is 1978. In business since 1945, Minch’s Hardware is a staple in Owen County, offering everyday necessities as well as luxuries like TVs and radios. Outside, the Great Blizzard has brought many parts of Kentucky to a standstill, closing interstates and creating snow drifts that reached 25-feet high. Despite continuous weather warnings, the store’s main proprietor, Marie Dowden Minch, is determined to get to work on time.

  • Triad looks to stabilize local healthcare

    Following months of uncertainty, Triad Health Systems Inc. CEO Adam Craft believes the future of local healthcare will become a bit more stabilized after the federally-qualified health center assumed the Owen County clinic earlier this month.
    HealthPoint Family Care, which opened its Owenton practice in 2016, announced that it was actively seeking a medical group to assume the practice in June after the single federal grant for the direct service areas of Owen, Carroll and Grant counties was awarded to Triad.

  • Transportation officials seek public input on NKY outer loop

    BY TOM LATEK
    Kentucky Today

  • A century’s worth of history: Murphy turns 100 Dec. 29

    On a sunny Wednesday afternoon in December, just days shy of her 100th birthday, Margaret Alice Karsner Murphy sits alone at a makeshift desk in her bedroom. A copy of her latest book, “Dear Old K.F.O.S. My Memories of the Kentucky Female Orphan School 1935-1937” is placed in front of her. She observes the pictures carefully, perhaps recalling an old friend or loved one.

  • Dec. 26, 2018 | Community News

    Squiresville Baptist to host fifth Sunday music services
    At 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, Squiresville Baptist Church will host the fifth Sunday music service featuring Marshall Gibson, Paul Minch, Craig Howard and Lee Bartrum. The community is invited to enjoy the music and fellowship.
    Fourth annual Bible Marathon set for Jan. 1-4

  • Dec. 26, 2018 | At the Library

    Wednesday, Dec. 26
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise: Get to the library for this week’s exercise class. It’s a great way to work off those extra holiday pounds. Follow PBS personality Miranda Esmonde-White as she guides our weekly class through a gentle workout that keeps you healthy and feeling young.
    Friday, Dec. 28
    10 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds: Get 30 minutes of walking in every Friday. Follow the “Walk Away the Pounds” DVD to keep in shape.

  • Veteran coach giving more than fresh outlook on the game he loves

    BY JOHN HERNDON
    Landmark News Service

    When Bob Osborne joined the girls’ basketball coaching staff at Anderson County High School this year, it was widely considered a great move for a team that was already eyeing a spot in the state tournament in March.

  • Sharing Christ’s birth one manger at a time

    "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" (Proverbs 19:21).
    To say that Sellersburg, Indiana resident David Rice has lived a full life would be an understatement.
    The 76-year-old joined the U.S. Army in 1960 and served a three-year stint in Virginia Beach's Fort Story. A decades-long career with Goodyear Tires led him to travel and see much of the country. In his retirement, he has enjoyed golfing, grandkids and even one great-granddaughter.

  • Fiscal court eyes increase in part-time EMS employees

    BY MOLLY HAINES & JACOB BLAIR | Landmark News Service

  • 'Dear Angel Tree parent'

    Having grown up in a low-income, single-family home, Ashley Renae Smith understood from an early age that asking for frivolous items could lead to financial trouble for her mother, Candi.
    While Smith maintains that her mother was the family’s equivalent to “Wonder Woman,” she and her sisters Chelsae and Kaity kept their wants to themselves out of respect for the elder Smith.