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Today's Features

  • It was 28 degrees on the Branch this morning. It’s always a little colder here in the valley than the surrounding area.
    Deer hunting season is in full swing. All the Whitesburg contingency are at the hunting shack. I heard the shotguns in the distance. We don’t allow hunting our farm. It’s just too narrow and we have three houses with vulnerable windows to protect, but there are lots of deer and they know a “free zone” and congregate on our land.

  • Elk Lick Baptist Church
    Bro. John’s sermon was on John 21:20-25 “What’s That To You” where Peter worried about what John was doing instead of worry about his own actions.
    We had Singspiration Sunday night, an evening of praise and worship in song. Please keep in prayer all those on our prayer list, including unsaved family and friends, families who have lost loved ones, the military, missionaries, our police force, government officials, school systems and our church family.

  • ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • DAVID LILLY | Owen County Emergency Management

  • JENEEN WICHE – Weekend Gardner

  • If age determined manhood, perhaps they didn’t qualify. Many were eighteen or nineteen, some younger. Yet, that fact was insignificant in battle. In all the wars which our country fought, young men served as a testimony that age is not a qualifying factor that determines honor, sacrifice, or heroism.
    The Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 tested the mettle of our nation, as a new breed of Americans fought and won their independence.

  • The days are getting shorter and colder.
    Wanda’s favorite pastime, fishing, has about come to an end till next spring. She and Barbara went to Elmer Davis Lake last week, on one of those mild day to wet a line.
    Wanda said it was slow going, but they did catch enough for supper. It was just nice to be out on the water and spending time with her sister. She and Ray went back to the Game Farm to try their luck over the weekend, but the wind was so cold they gave up and packed it in. They did catch a few fish. The fishing poles are stored for the winter.

  • Eddie and Patty Cozine of Sparta and Marvin and Teresa Perkins of Owenton wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney to Jon.
    Courtney is a 2011 graduate of Gallatin County High School. She is currently employed by Dorman Products of Warsaw where she is a Customer Service Representative.
    Jon is a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School. He is currently employed by North American Stainless of Ghent.
    A 2016 summer wedding is being planned.

  • I spent this past weekend feeling sad.
    The reason isn’t important — actually, there really wasn’t a reason other than I just felt like being sad, and so I was.
    I called my sister to tell her that I was sad, but she was at her granddaughter’s soccer game and didn’t answer her phone, which made me even sadder.
    I would’ve told my husband I was sad, but he would just tell me all the reasons I have not to be sad or he’d give me a pep talk, which is not the proper response to sadness, in my opinion.