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Today's Features

  • A revolution in marketing has been taking place over the last several years in all means of commerce throughout the world. The cattle business has not been an exception.
    The matter of Internet sales will be the topic of the upcoming Cattlemen’s Association meeting. The speaker will be Jeremy Shryock, representative with Bluegrass Stockyards of Lexington.
    The meeting will be held March 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • 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.

  • Stephen Michael Powers, son of Dawn (McDonald) and Fred Powers, Jr.

  • Though the colors may be a bit faded and the seams somewhat frayed, the Rebel uniform remains as a reminder for Charlie Thornton of the four years he spent playing basketball for Owen County High School.

  • Gary and Marsha Derringer celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19.. They were married in Marsha’s hometown, Junction City, Kansas, in 1972 and made their home in the Monterey area. Gary is retired from Peoples Bank & Trust Company, and Marsha is retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Their daughter, Mariah, is a junior at Owen County High.  Many family and friends joined them for a reception Sunday afternoon at the Monterey Baptist Church Education Building.

  • 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.

  • “They always call our boys the Rebels
    They fight, fight to the end
    They can dribble fast or slow
    Give them the ball and just look at them go
    Hip Hip Hooray for Owen County Rebels
    They’re gonna win it tonight
    So give a great big cheer
    For the heroes of the year
    For Owen County High”

    For 60 years the Rebel Fight Song has reverberated from the walls of gymnasiums. For a few years less, it has echoed across baseball diamonds and football fields.

  • We didn’t have much money but we had a lot of love, and we shared that with everyone.

    Paying tribute to her mother and father at the historical society meeting last Thursday, Yolanda Lucas Ellis reminisced about her childhood as the daughter of an Owen county huckster.
    Yolanda was born and raised in Bromley, worked in Owen County schools for over 30 years, and she, Glenna Clifton, and Pat Smoot were the first three women to serve on the Owen County fire department.


  • Rosemary was back in church on Sunday. She was invited to by a friend of hers to go to Cancun for a week vacation in her time-share down there.
    Rosemary had knee surgery at the end of the year and her friend kept her walking on the beach every day to exercise her knee.
    Rosemary said she really didn’t appreciate it at the time but by the time she got home, her knee was much stronger and the 85-degree weather didn’t hurt either. I think she had a wonderful time even with the therapy.