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Kays Branch News

  • Local farmers finally catch a break

    God smiled on the farmers this week. Teri and I went to Carrollton on Saturday to a birthday reunion. From the time I left the house and all the way to Owenton, there were large rolls of hay in every field I passed. I had to take the detour around Owenton and I saw country I didn’t know existed and there were more rolls of hay.

  • Wonderful memories made with family

    The Memorial Service for Aunt Bess, after months of planning by her daughter Ellen via phone and email from her home in Missouri, came together beautifully Sunday.

  • Blackberry winter returns to the branch
  • Kay's Branch ladies enjoy Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day wasn’t the prettiest day I have ever seen, but it was one of my best.

    All my children came to church with me. Teri, her husband Ray, Ann, John and Charity, Teri’s daughter Rachel and her three children Allie, Sean and Caitlin. We filled two pews.

    Joyce Claxon beat me as “oldest mother,” but I had the most children there. Joyce, Wanda’s mother, was oldest mother and mother with the most children at Old Cedar. Wanda, Barbara, Noel and Ray went to church with her.

  • High water leads to tragedy near Branch

    The predominant news in the Branch this week is rain.

    I have become fascinated with the channel 27’s weather map. The storms block out DirecTV, so I turn to the weather map and watch the red and yellow blobs moving slowly across the Franklin County line and into my little area of Owen. You can tell I lead an exciting life.

  • Sunshine, spring activities plentiful

    Jean O’Banion is really improving, at last. Wanda said she is beginning to gain weight. In fact, she is doing so well, Ray felt like he could get away for a few days.

    He, Wanda and Barbara went to Green River Lake to her houseboat and spent the weekend. She said the weather was beautiful, perfect for fishing on Saturday when they got there. There was a bass tournament going on, but it didn’t bother them. They were fishing for crappie. They were biting and they got enough for two suppers while they were there and enough to freeze and bring home.

  • Turkey hunting in full swing on Branch

    What a beautiful weekend – warm, sunny and a pleasant breeze for a change from the howling winds we have been having.

    The hunting shack’s parking area was full of pickups. I knew there must be some kind of hunting season. I asked Tim Chisholm at church what they were hunting now and he said turkey, but he countered with a question of his own, “Did you hear that big boom as you were coming to church?”

  • Good news in abundance on Branch

    The weather man said March will finally leave us this week and we’ll get some spring weather. It’s about time. This is a bit much, even for Kentucky.

    I have had a fire all week. John brought over more wood, thinking this week was going to be cold too. My bones take more heat than the average person. He is finally over his cold and feeling much better.

  • Living in Ky. not for the faint of heart

    Most of the news? This morning it’s house, outbuilding and yard cleaning.

    Wanda said Barbara’s birthday was April 2, so she volunteered to help her clean out her garage/storage building as a birthday gift. It hadn’t been done since David passed away.

    Vanessa came and helped for a while too. She said they got a lot done. David had a lot of stuff, so they spent much of their time with, “What is this for?” and “What about this?”

  • A beautiful Easter weekend, complete with a wedding

    If you are reading this, take a chair. It was Easter Sunday weekend and there was a lot going on. This may turn into a novelette.

    To state the obvious, it was a beautiful day. Old Cedar had a beautiful morning for their sunrise service and breakfast afterward, cooked by the men of the church. Both Monterey Baptist and Christian churches were full. We haven’t had that many people in the pews for several years. There were plenty of Easter bags and eggs for the children to hunt.