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Today's Features

  • There isn’t much to report this week. The “Big Storm” came as advertised. We only got about 3 ½ inches on the Branch and that came in the wee hours of Saturday morning and lasted till only about 10:30 a.m.

    The sun came out and it was a beautiful day – if you were inside. When I got up Sunday morning, it was -3 degrees on my thermometer at the front of the house.

  • After suffering a congenital heart defect, 12-year-old Nick Smith’s life is finally going back to normal and has taught his family the significance of being close to one another.

    Smith, who played football for Maurice Bowling Middle School, didn’t know what was causing him to feel bad, until one day at football practice in the fall of 2009 when he collapsed on the field.

    Smith’s mom, Debbie Smith, said Nick had told his coach that he wasn’t feeling well.

  • Ashley Griffin kicked off her Scentsy candle product sales with a fund-raiser for Relay for Life. This year, continuing her Scentsy sales, she started another business with a Relay fund-raiser – this time with Silpoda Jewelry.

    Griffin set up in Peoples Bank Friday, selling both products and continuing her support of Relay for Life and cancer research.

  • Fourth grade

    Super Honor Roll

    Zachery Brashears, Destiny Bruce, Emily Cammack, Blake Duncan, Lindsay Gill, Nash Glacken, Reagan Hearn, Rachel Miller, Haileigh Noll, Trace Ogden, Katie Patterson, Madelin Shelton and Sydni Toole

    Honor Roll

  • Owen countians can now receive prescription-discount cards, which are available at the Owen County Judge-executive’s office.

    Free prescription discount cards are made available through the Kentucky Association of Counties and National Association of Counties.

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the cards are available to anyone.

    “You can save a lot of money by using the card,” Keith said. “Anyone can use it and they don’t check your financial situation.”

  • It’s been quite awhile since I’ve submitted anything. A lot has happened since my last submission.

    As many of you already know by now, our family suffered another loss. On Christmas Day, we lost a very special member of our family. Vicki Atha will forever be in our hearts and will truly be missed by not only her family but by her community as well.

  • Nobody can talk about anything but the cold weather. We had at least 5 inches of snow over a three-day period. Luckily John and I hauled two loads of wood to the lower porch before all this started, so I was ready.

  • Owen County’s 6-year-old Donnie Holleran has been racing go-karts since he was 4, and he is already receiving attention for his talent.

    Donnie, who is the son of Don and Adella Holleran, decided he wanted to race while watching the Daytona 500 on television with his dad.

  • The end of the year is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.