Today's Features

    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    It’s official: we are in the midst of the holiday season.
    While you’re still repurposing Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, it’s never too late to make sure we take time for safety.
    Travel, celebrations, decorations and shopping may give you some frayed nerves, but at all costs, avoid frayed wires.

  • Thanksgiving was a huge success on the Branch.
    The sun was shining, the air was crisp but not cold and all the guests arrived and enjoyed the feast. John hosted our celebration this year. Both of Charity’s children, in-law Chad and baby Liam, my daughters Ann and Teri and her husband Ray, were in attendance. It was truly a family gathering. The food was good and plentiful. The turkey was done and moist and everyone had brought their appetites.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church
    We had a wonderful day worshipping the Lord.  Bro. Bill’s message was from Luke 1:26-37 and Matthew 1:18-25 on the challenges of faith.
    We invite you to come worship with us each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for small group and 11 a.m. for joint worship.

  • If you’ve been in church for any length of time, depending on the church you may have heard sermons about Bible heroes: strong and mighty Samson, brave David the shepherd boy who fought the giant Goliath and killed him with his slingshot and a stone.

    There’s Daniel in the lion’s den, the three Hebrew teens in the fiery furnace, Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt.

    N-H Columnist

    Perhaps you’ve heard the story about the small-town prosecutor who called an elderly grandmother as his first witness in a trial. She put her hand on a Bible and was prompted to swear that she would tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  • Cattle Receipts: 879
    Last Week: 283
    Last year: 925

    Compared to last week: No trends due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Feeders: 794
    Slaughter: 85
    Replacements: 10

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent, replacement cows 0 percent, and feeders 90 percent. The feeder supply included 59 percent steers, 27 percent heifers, and 14 percent bulls. Near 68 percent of the run weighed more than 600 lbs.

    Feeder Steers Large 1: 745 lbs.  $124.

    Weekend Gardner

    I have always managed to do well with African violets. I generally keep them in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage.

    Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year. The key is to create a favorable growing environment.

  • Owen County student Kade New was among the 11 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.

    New, a fourth-grader at Owen County Elementary, displayed his science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. His project, “Give It A Taste, Put A Lid On Food Waste,” explored the ways a community can reduce food waste and increase food security.

    Owen County Emergency Management Agency

    Owen County Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to remember safety tips while decorating for the holidays.

    Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.  Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.