Today's News

  • At the Library | Dec. 14, 2016

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts, and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Dr. Who Fandom
    Dr. Who fans, come share in your devotion to this science-fiction drama. We’ll watch a clip of the show, enjoy some of Dr. Who’s favorite foods and more, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Cooking with Caleb

  • Robinson Family continues to dazzle

    Weather is always paramount on the Branch. It’s either too dry and hot or too wet and cold. Cold I can manage but dry is a problem. I am happy to report that we got a very good rain last night. With the piddly rains we have been having, my cistern is now at a good level. We also had the first snow last week. Really not worth mentioning, but I am short of content this week.

  • Hospice recognizes ‘Hospice Hero’ from Owen County

    Hospice of the Bluegrass has presented Jennifer Duncan from Owenton with a prestigious Hospice Hero Award. Duncan has been a dedicated Hospice volunteer for more than 20 years.
     “Because of a commitment to Hospice’s mission and her own experiences with Hospice care, Jenni is driven to serve others in need,” said Shellie Brown, Hospice of the Bluegrass Coordinator of Volunteer Services.

  • Civil Air Patrol going strong since 1941

    Civil Air Patrol was founded Dec. 1, 1941, six days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Early in the war, after supply ships leaving American ports to support the Allied war effort began drawing deadly attacks from U-boats off the East Coast, CAP pilots carried out anti-submarine missions, often carrying bombs to drop by hands on any enemy vessels they sighted. Their vigilance helped discourage and eventually halt the attacks.  

  • Owenton Rotary Club news for November

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club

    During the month of November, the Owenton Rotary Club played host to four speakers.
    On Nov. 7, Joyce Duvall from the Owen County Tourism spoke on the tourism in Owen County and public appearances she has attended to talk about Owen County attractions and events. Tourist Activities in Owen County generate $3,056 daily. Each year since 2011, the money generated has increased with 18.1 percent in 2015 over 2014.

  • Rebels pull out two tough wins

    After dropping two straight games last week, the Rebels entered this week hoping for better results. Owen County would win two of the three games they played last week. They were, however, not easy as the Rebels would defeat Trimble County on Tuesday night and Williamstown on Saturday by a combined five points.
    On Tuesday night, the Rebels got a career-high 30 points from Nolan Tackett and 14 points from Cameron McAnally to get past Trimble County 69-65. The victory extended the Owen County winning streak to 21 straight wins over the Raiders.

  • Lady Rebels cruise to pair of wins

    The Owen County Lady Rebels welcomed a pair of teams to Owenton last week and sent them both back home with decisive defeats.
    The Lady Rebels began the week by hosting Switzerland County last Monday night. After leading by just seven points at halftime, Owen County outscored their opponent 44-9 in the second half to win the game 61-19.
    Defensively the Lady Rebels held the Lady Pacers to just two points in the second quarter and one point in the fourth quarter.

  • Livestock Market Report | Dec. 14, 2016

    Dec. 7, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 886
    Nov. 30: 815
    Last year: 852

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 700 lbs. $2-$3 lower over 700 lbs. Steady $1 lower, heifers steady $2 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls $1-$2 lower.

    Feeders: 826
    Slaughter: 51
    Replacements: 9

  • Poinsettias: The official flower of the holiday season

    by Steve Musen

  • New funding available through Regional Conservation Partnerships

    Owen county soil
    conservation district
    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.  The funding is being made available through NRCS’ innovative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and applicants must be able to match the federal award with private or local funds.