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Today's News

  • God gives us glimpses of hope in our hopeless moments

    When I was about 2 years old, I bopped my baby brother with a wooden hammer and once put a wad of gum in my sister’s hair.
    I was part of a group of kids who called a girl in our neighborhood “fungus face,” and in eighth grade, I spread vicious rumors about a girl who I thought stole my boyfriend.
    Once, I shoplifted a bottle of Compound W wart remover and a Yardley Lip Slicker lipstick from Thrifty Drug Store.

  • Church News | October 18, 2017

    Poplar Grove Baptist Church

    Poplar Grove Baptist Church will be having a fall festival at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in our lower building/fellowship hall.
    Come enjoy soup, chili, sandwiches, desserts, candy, a cake walk and giveaways. All are welcome.
    If you have any questions or need information, you can contact Pastor Andrew Record at (918) 606-0062.

    First Baptist Owenton

  • Library offering help from State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

    By Rebekka Seigel
    Owen County Public Library

  • Police chief: 2-3 additional officers needed

    Following the community’s continued drug problem and strains on the Owenton Police Department, Police Chief Terry Gentry believes the department could use more manpower and recently asked the City Council to consider hiring two to three more officers.
    Gentry reported three felony arrests, two drug arrests and 900 complaints over the last month during the Oct. 3 council meeting. This, combined with two officers who will soon go through mandatory training, limits what the department can do.

  • Local health officials encouraging flu shots

    Despite warm temperatures and sunny days, flu season has arrived, and local health officials are urging residents to receive their flu shots as soon as possible.
    While the first cases of flu may push people toward getting their flu shot, organizations like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as Three Rivers District Health Department, advise people to receive their flu shot now before the flu starts to spread around.

  • Project Graduation’s Haunted Trail returns Oct. 19

    Winding trails, fake blood and masked figures hidden in areas that you would least expect it. As textbooks are traded out for spell books and school wear for costumes, the Owen County senior class prepares for their second annual Haunted Trail.
    Located in the fields by Itron, the Haunted Trail is a one of a kind experience created by Owen County Coroner Mark Garnett as a fundraiser for Project Graduation. With the help of the seniors and their parents, the trail is now entering its second year in Owen County.

  • Passionate patriotism spread like wildfire during WWII

    World War I was touted as “the war to end all wars,” and yet 21 years after its conclusion, another world war began in which 12 countries participated and over 60 million people died.  
    World War II took the lives of 405,000 Americans, and although no battles were fought on American soil, the war affected all phases of American life. It caused shortages that required Americans to deal with rationing. Ration stamps were issued to allow families to purchase items in short supply like sugar, meat and gasoline.

  • Looking Back | October 11, 2017

    5 years ago
    Oct. 10, 2012

    Groundbreaking set for Gratz boat dock

  • September Property Transfers

    Jennifer Eaton Myers and Eddie Myers to Tyler Gage Ousley, land in Owen County, $25,000.
    Justine Angle to Jay Conrad, land in Owen County, $5,000.
    Particia Hearn and Fred C. Hearn III to Fred C. Hearn III, land in Owen County, $50,000.
    Debra L. See to James ASA Phillips and Alesha Michelle Phillips, land in Wheatley in Owen County.
    Steven M. Schmidt and Lora B. Schmidt to Steven M. Schmidt, land in Owen County.
    Steven M. Schmidt and Lora B. Schmidt to Steven M. Schmidt, two parcels of land in Owen County.

  • Computer whizzes to the rescue

    I’m back! There was no Kay’s Branch News last week. Halfway through typing the news my screen went black. I restarted, but it did no good. I assumed my computer had died. I called Ann. She is my computer expert. She came down and ordered me another “box.” It came on Wednesday. She hooked everything up and it still wasn’t working, so, when all else fails I call Joel and ask him to send over their computer whiz.