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Today's News

  • A busy Saturday for folks on the Branch
  • Lions Club hosting The Master of Illusion

    The Owenton Lions Club annual fundraiser is hosting The Master of Illusion Magic and Variety Circus at 7 p.m., Friday, at the Owen County Elementary School.
    Not only is this show where the magician pulls a bunny out of a hat, this is an entire evening of wonder and amazement. This show features Las Vegas award-winning illusionist Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion. It also boasts a talented cast of variety entertainers, from escape artists and fire eaters to jugglers and daring stunts. This event has something for everyone.

  • Children’s fund celebrates 35th anniversary

    Children’s Fund Celebrates 35th Anniversary
    On Feb. 6, the Owen County Children’s Fund celebrated 35 years of service to Owen County children. Organized in 1982, the Children’s Fund has expended over $100,000 aiding children in the areas of medical, dental, food and clothing.  
    “It all started with a desire to help needy children,” Michael Ramsey, long-time fund treasurer, said.
    Anyone wishing to apply for services (children birth to 18) may do so by calling Janetta Briscoe, Family Resource Center, at 484-4014.  

  • Regular season comes to an end for Runnin’ Rebels

    The regular season has come and gone for the Owen County boys’ basketball team. The team has struggled this season and finished the season 6-23.
    The boys wrapped up the regular season this week with three games. They closed out the home portion of the schedule on Monday night when they hosted Grant County. The Braves defeated the Rebels by three in Dry Ridge earlier in the season, and they would repeat the feat as they won 49-46 in Owenton.

  • Lady Rebels finish with a win

    The Owen County Lady Rebels closed out the regular season on Friday night at home. The night would begin with a tribute to all the Alumni who have played basketball for the Lady Rebels. It would finish with a blocked shot and an Owen County win.
    The Lady Rebels welcomed Grant County to Owenton on Friday. It would be the final home game of the season for the team and the final of a career for head coach Bob Osborne who is retiring at the end of the season.

  • Livestock Market Report | Feb. 22, 2017

    Feb. 15, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 703
    Last week: 325
    Last year: 189
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold steady- $2 higher, heifers unevenly steady, slaughter cows $1-$$3 higher, bulls $2-$3 higher.
    Feeders: 646
    Slaughter: 54
    Replacements: 3
    Slaughter cows made up 6 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 0 percent, replacement cows 0 percent, and feeders 94 percent. The feeder supply included 40 percent steers, 45 percent heifers, and 15 percent bulls. Near 33 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • Tricky business determining length of two-by-fours

    A rather dense fellow with ambitious plans to build his first house went to the lumberyard and asked for a load of two-by-fours.
    “How long you want them?” the salesman asked.
    “I want ‘em a long time,” he answered. “I’m building a house with ‘em.”
    My friend Harold Wainscott of Long Ridge, Ky., passed that old joke along to me the other day. Harold always cracks me up with his tales that he kindly shares for use in my newspaper columns.

  • No matter what, I will endure, even if God has to carry me

    Recently, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a speech criticizing then-nominee now Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped her from speaking.
    In his explanation for invoking a little-known rule to silence her, McConnell said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
    Immediately, that became the battle cry of many women across the nation with #ShePersisted and #LetLizSpeak among the top trending topics on Twitter.

  • Church News | Feb. 22, 2017

    Monterey Baptist Church
    The church is hosting a family Valentine’s party at 6 p.m., Saturday. Come and bring a friend.
    A family movie night will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 4. The movie “The Trolls” will be shown.
    Wednesday night has something for all ages. The Rock Stars (children) meet in the sanctuary, the men’s Bible study meet in the fellowship hall and the women’s Bible study meet in the youth room. All begin at 7 p.m. If there is no school on Wednesday, there will be no Rock Stars that night.