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  • ‘Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about’

    One day last week I visited with the family of Jeremy, a 14-year-old teen who battles Tourette syndrome.
    Not only is the entire family battling the baffling neurological disorder that causes Jeremy to involuntarily and often violently move parts of his body and involuntarily make vocal sounds, but they are also battling the unkindness of people.
    People don’t understand and so they judge him, is how Jeremy’s 10-year-old sister Jamie explains it.

  • Church News | November 15, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton

  • October Property Transfers

    Donald J. Morrison to Donald J. Morrison Trustee and Donald J. Morrison Revocable Trust Dated Sept. 15, 2017, two tracts of land in Owen County.
    Connie R. Bickers and Harry Bickers to Wilma R. Christopher and Shirley R. Perkins, four tracts of land in Owen County.
    Michael R. Creamer, Michael Ryan Creamer and Amy S. Creamer to Paul D Yoder and Mary Ann Yoder, land in Owen County, $128,750.
    Jacob L. New, Richard Dale New, Susan New to David William Rabe and Virginia Lee Rade, two adjoining tracts of land, $265,000.

  • Looking Back | November 15, 2017

    Nov. 14, 2012
    5 years ago

    Sides squaring off over move to stop sign

    Discussion on the Family Billiards sign located at the corner of Main and East Perry streets continued at a recent Owenton City Council meeting.
    Attorney Ruth Baxter spoke on behalf of Mike McDonald, a part owner of McDonald and New Funeral Home.
    Baxter said during the meeting that the sign was not in compliance with the city’s regulations when the council approved the sign in 2011, or when the sign was recently erected.

  • Memories of ‘the good ole days’ often reveal stark realities

    The sentence usually began with “I remember when...”, and then the speaker would launch into a story of the past, sometimes served with embellishments that had tiptoed in over the years and became a permanent fixture of the narrative.
    However, many stories which passed down through the generations gave hard facts and revealed the stark realities of often difficult times in the “good ole days.”

  • Memories of ‘the good ole days’ often reveal stark realities

    The sentence usually began with “I remember when...”, and then the speaker would launch into a story of the past, sometimes served with embellishments that had tiptoed in over the years and became a permanent fixture of the narrative.
    However, many stories which passed down through the generations gave hard facts and revealed the stark realities of often difficult times in the “good ole days.”

  • Who is it? | November 8, 2017
  • Looking Back | November 8, 2017

    Nov. 7, 2012
    5 years ago

    Election 2012: Big night for Republicans

  • Owen District Court | November 8, 2017

    Nov. 3, 2017

  • Spring forward, fall back. Why?

    The weather continues to smile on us on the Branch. John and I got a couple of loads of wood split last week and stacked under the screened in porch. It’s at the ready if the weather ever catches up with the calendar, but I’m not complaining about the mild weather. Every day the temperature is in the 60s is fine with me.