Today's News

  • The script gets flipped one person, one day at a time

    It was a warm summer night in a town near Washington, D.C.
    A group of friends sat around a backyard table eating dinner when a young man with a gun appeared and interrupted the dinner party, according to a 2016 NPR story.
    “Give me your money or I’m going to start shooting,” he said, pointing the gun at one of the women.
    The people believed him; however, no one had any money on them.
    So, they started talking to the man, first trying to play on his guilt: “What would your mother think about you doing this?”

  • Church News | August 16, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist

  • Business directories provide insight to early Owen County

    As they migrated from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the Carolinas, early settlers to the Owen County area brought with them the knowledge and the tools of their trade.
    Many were farmers, whose stalwart endurance provided a viable, productive and stable economy. Others possessed skills that were instrumental in creating thriving communities, and by the 1880s, these Owen County villages boasted undeniable prosperity.

  • Looking Back | August 9, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 8, 2012

    School board tax plan faces public hearing

  • July Property Transfers

    Roger L. Bihl II and Pamela H. Bihl to William D Wright and Brenda L. Wright, land in Owen County, parcel a, division for Pamela and Roger Bihl, $144,000.
    Eddie D. New to Janetta A. New, land in Owen County.
    Janetta A. New to Eddie D. New, land in Owen County.
    Frances Doreen McElroy to Geraldd Jones, two parcels of land, $19,800.
    Sharon Hohn, Michael Hohn, Ron Dickman, Diane Tesch, Ralph Dickman and Marie Dickman to Richard R. Dickman, lot 425 and 426, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $5,500.

  • ‘World’s Longest Yard Sale’ brings friendly visitor to Kay’s Branch

    The 127 Yard Sale will dominate the news this week but before I get into that, at Church on Sunday, Sue told me she barely got to church because they had driven home from Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night.

  • Community Events | August 9. 2017

    FCC Food Pantry open Aug. 16 and 19
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 19. To make appointments, call (502) 750-3342, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.

  • At the Library | August 9, 2017

    Get ready for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. We have 100 pairs of glasses to allow you to watch this special phenomena safely.  They will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Come in and get your pair. Limit two per family.

  • Owen County Bus Routes

    Bus #1, driven by Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.
    Bus #2, driven by Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of 2 mile, Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South to school.
    Bus #3, driven by Patsy Fitzgerald: Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen to Fair Grounds, Green Acres drive, Horizon Circle, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, New Court House.

  • Bagworms are on the move

    By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener