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Today's Features

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    A strong scent of skunk has been lingering around the house for the last few weeks, which is actually surprising. Surprising because of the livestock guardian dogs’ presence, not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.

  • Things have been pretty quiet on the Branch this week.

    Ray had been staying the night with his sister, Jean O’Banion, at the hospital in Lexington. She had surgery, then had to have a second operation and was doing well, when she had a minor stroke on Wednesday.

    The stroke set her back a bit, but she is recovering a little each day. We are keeping her in our prayers.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Saturday, Feb. 6, started off early for the Owen County High School Percussion Ensemble and Winterguard.

    It was the first competition of the season for both groups and the two hour drive to Pulaski County High School warranted the 6:30 a.m. arrival time for students.

    The OCHS Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Chad Rose and Assistant Director Chuck Harris, was third to perform at competition.

  • 5th Grade All “A” Honor Roll

    Lillian Baumann, Logan Davis, Payton Gordon, Logan House, Avery Miller, Anna Riddle, Brandon Snell, Hayden Webster, Madelyn Wilson

    5th Grade A/B Honor Roll

  • The 11th Annual Walk for Awareness of CHD’s will be held Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

    We will have our Kids Corner again this year. For $5, your child can slide on the inflatable slide, do crafts, face painting and a balloon artist will be coming again this year.

  • Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high school seniors. The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • BY JESSI WILLIAMS
    Owen Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

    The Owen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is in need of volunteer coaches and a club coordinator for the 2016 year. This club has the highest enrollment out of all other clubs, with a total of 78 youth. The 4-H Shooting Sports Club promotes safe, proper use of all types of firearms and archery equipment, and provides an opportunity for shooting many kids wouldn’t have otherwise. Disciplines offered include 22 rifle, 22 pistol, shotgun, black powder and archery.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing the wood. To gain the most from the investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success.

  • BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    The American Red Cross, of which Owen County is a part of, is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond in events in Owen County.

    Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a house fire, flooding and severe weather, often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning.

    The Owen County Red Cross has three DAT volunteers at present time.