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Today's News

  • Holiday Hero’s Blood Drive coming to library

    The Holiday Hero's Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Owen County Public Library. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and will be placed into a drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card.
    Sweet treats will be provided by Bird Dog's Coffee and Dani B's Sweet Treats and Custom Cakes.
    Additional drawings for a pecan pie from the Smith House Restaurant and pizza and bread sticks from Hometown Pizza.

  • Fire department hosts annual Christmas dinner
  • A Christmas celebration at the Hartsough House

    He was born in Owenton but was raised in Wheatley by his grandmother. As a young boy he was apprenticed to a Wheatley cabinet maker, and when the Civil War broke out in 1861, 17-year-old John Clayton (J.C.) Hartsough joined the Confederate Army. He served in the acclaimed Orphan Brigade, but before long his boyhood naivety was traded for the realities of war.

  • Lack of women in legislature a symptom, not a sickness

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    The Kentucky House of Representatives will look very different next year, as new Republican leaders take over and chart a new course for the lower chamber, which had previously been under the control of Democrats for close to a century.
    It’s a promising time for Republicans and their priorities. Based on the initial rhetoric of the incoming leaders, there’s also hope for a less divisive, more inclusive House that is willing to consider ideas from all sides.

  • SADD students attend two-day conference
  • 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.

  • 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