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Kays Branch News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Hot weather no stranger to Owen County farmers

    “Knee high by the fourth of July.”

    So goes this old saying that supposedly determines whether a corn crop will be plentiful for the year. However, many factors contribute to the success of raising a good corn or any other crop, and weather is one vital part of the equation.

  • Kays Branch News: Weather seems to be getting everyone down

    I have been helping John with the underpinning of his back porch. Charity went to Indiana on Friday to visit her parents. Saturday was her mother’s birthday. I went to church Sunday and did the usual things to keep busy, mostly reading. The mowing has come to a screeching halt. The grass has quit growing and is turning an ugly tan. The creek has dried up. I awoke to news that “Debby” had hit the coast of Florida with 10 inches of rain, high winds and spawned tornados. I’d just like to see a couple inches of rain.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Someone is looking out for me

    After the big weekend last week, I kind of coasted all last week.

  • Derby Day means a Kentucky party

    We’ve gotten two good rains and the grass is ready to cut again. I just finished the last section of the yard on Friday. One of the downpours had some wind with it. I didn’t hear it because I sleep like the dead when I go to bed, but Wanda said a tree was dislodged by the storm and fell across part of the road just below her house.

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer: Strong turnout for Arts in the Park

    Last week was a picture postcard week for our area, sunshine, mild breezy days, fit for about anything one would want to do outside. I divided my time between mowing and cards. The third week of the month always has bridge on Tuesdays and hand and foot on Fridays. I did well at cards, won at bridge and split the games of hand and foot. I can take my winnings and buy a cup of coffee anywhere.

  • Kay's Branch News: Almost time to quit talking about basketball

    One more game to get through and my life will be my own again till next November.
    I got so vocal Saturday night that both indoor pets, Binks and Dobby, asked to go out. It was a great game. I’m just sorry we had to eliminate the other Kentucky team. I was happy to see four Kentucky teams in the tournament.
    After today. I promise not to mention basketball again for a while.

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer: Cats and Gators delay birthday celebration

    The weather suits my mood this morning.
    The Cats lost Sunday and Tiger pulled something in his leg and had to withdraw from the tournament. I’m going to have to get a new hobby. I’m getting too old for all this trauma.  
    There’s really not much news this week. Johnny Bob did get out of the hospital and was moved back to Kindred Northfield Nursing Home on Hunting Road.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Checking in on old friends and rooting for Kentucky

    I hadn’t really noticed that this was a leap year till this week. I’m not terribly observant. I’ve missed my chance to propose to someone. Since I had nobody in mind, it’s a moot point.
    Weird weather report: Wanda said she went to Barbara and David’s Friday night for supper. She said the wind got up and torrents of rain began to fall, along with lots of loud thunder.
    When she went home and got out of her car, she found a big pile of ice, or more specifically, balls of hail where it had landed on her metal roof and slid off into piles on her sidewalk.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Dull weather makes for dull days

    We missed another big one over the weekend.
    All of Bill Meck’s dire predictions didn’t come to Owen County. It’s been a very strange winter, or lack of winter on the Branch, but we still have March to get through. I can remember 8 inches of snow on March 8 several years ago.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Plenty of fun despite cool weather

    Kitty Sallee called last week to invite me to an unexpected bridge party at the Smith House last week. We had agreed at our Christmas bridge date that we would not play again till March, so this was a real treat.  It was a very cold but sunny Tuesday. We met at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Pat brought Betty Marston to have lunch with us. It was so good to see her out and looking so well. I also saw Lou Ann come in with her grandson Chad to have lunch too.