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  • May 1, 2019 | Community News

    Wildlife Showcase
    There will be a planning meeting for the Wildlife Showcase at the Cedar Hill Baptist Church, 3930 Hwy. 127 S. at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 5. All churches are encouraged to have someone from their church to attend to help make plans for this event.
    Bluegrass Pony and Mule Pulling
    The Bluegrass Pony and Mule Pulling Association will hold a mule pull at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Owen County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10.

  • Pastor: Members in favor of replacing 166-year-old deteriorating church

    The deteriorating condition of the structure known as the “Little Church in the Valley” has led to discussion amongst members about potentially demolishing the nearly 167-year-old house of worship and rebuilding in the same location.
    Tim Osborne, pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for nearly a decade, invites the public to attend a “town-hall style” meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, to not only hear what church members have to say regarding the church’s condition but to offer input of their own.
    The church is located at 11110 Ky. 355.

  • Main Street's best bakers?

    Bourbon, butter and bacon.
    These three ingredients could mean statewide recognition for one local business set to compete for the title of today’s “Kentucky Main Street Best Baker.”
    Richard and Kelly Green, owners of Heavenly Sweets Bakery in Owenton, will vie for the title alongside other contestants from across Kentucky. The event is scheduled to take place in Covington.

  • Carroll won’t seek re-election, endorses state Rep. Joe Graviss

    At 88 years old, former Gov. and current state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, has announced his decision not to seek re-election in the 2020 race for Senate District 7, which consists of Owen, Gallatin, Franklin, Anderson and Woodford counties.
    Carroll, whose career in politics spans nearly six decades, began serving as Owen County’s state senator in 2013 as a result of redrawn state senate districts.

  • OCHS establishes tennis team; Merchant wins Singles Championship

    N-H Correspondent

    When an eager seventh-grade student expressed interest in playing tennis at the high school level, athletic director T.J. Wesselman wasted no time in adding tennis to Owen County High School’s collection of sports.
    Maurice Bowling Middle School student, Chayce Merchant, having competed in just four matches so far, has already exceeded all expectations as the first OCHS tennis player.

  • REBELSoutREACH scheduled for May 4

    N-H Correspondent

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Office Call Log, April 15-21

    April 15
    11:25 a.m., miscellaneous complaint, Gratz Road
    12:39 p.m., miscellaneous traffic complaint, Gratz Road
    1:29 p.m., lockout, Highway 22 East
    1:57 p.m., animal complaint, Rose Hill Lane
    3:16 p.m., property damage accident, Highway 355
    5:05 p.m., lockout, Highway 127 North
    5:24 p.m., property damage accident, Highway 22 East
    5:39 p.m., warrant service, Roberts Lane
    7:01 p.m., process service, Breezy Point Drive
    8:03 p.m., fight, South Main Street
    April 16

  • Owen countians often looked to the woods for ailment relief

    Turpentine, sassafras tea and coal oil (kerosene) were common ingredients in home remedies used for generations of Kentuckians who grew up under the knowledgeable tutelage of grannies or local herbalists.
    Though some may think it strange to look in the woods and meadows for ailment relief, Kentucky soil embraces a wealth of healing herbs and grasses.

  • April 24, 2019 | Community News

    Judge Charles Satterwhite Shamble rescheduled
    The 20th annual Charles Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 20, is rescheduled for Sunday, April 28. Tee time is set for 2 p.m.
    Easter egg hunt rescheduled

  • April 24, 2019 | At the Library

    Wednesday, April 24
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Stretch and strengthen all of your 650 muscles while following the “Classical Stretch” DVD. Complete the gentle workout with dynamic exercises that are safe while challenging for every fitness level.
    3:15-4:30 p.m., Mimic the Masters’ Art: Homer Paint a watercolor in the style of Winslow Homer. Discover interesting facts about this American artist. Display your artwork in the library art show 4-6 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
    Thursday, April 25