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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Stockyards fire hits home

    The big news this week is the fire in Lexington.

    You are thinking, “Why should that concern Kay’s Branch?”

    Jimmy Lawrence called me about 6 p.m. Saturday night to ask me if I had heard about the “big fire” in Lexington. It’s on all the stations up there, but he couldn’t get it where he lives in northern Kentucky.

  • At the Library | Feb. 3, 2016

    Build It With Legos

    School age children are invited to meet other like-minded builders at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday). A variety of blocks and wheels will be available. Use your imagination and build your very own creation.

    Storytime For Preschoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

    Thursday Noir Book Club

  • Community Events | Feb. 3, 2016

    8th Grade Expo Night to be held

    All Owen County 8th graders are invited to Owen County High School for an 8th Grade Expo Night to learn about their scheduling and other opportunities offered for their upcoming freshmen year. The event will take place from 7-8 p.m., today (Wednesday), in the OCHS auditorium. Call (502) 484-4197 for questions.

    Leadership Owen County to begin soon

  • Community supportive of 'Shoes in the Pews'

    BY BECKY MEFFORD & JANETTA BRISCOE
    Youth Services and Family Resource Center Coordinators

    We are blessed to work in a community that is so giving and caring of the students in Owen County Schools. The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers work year rondo to make sure our Owen County Schools’ students have everything they need to be academically successful.

  • Improving soil conditions for better, controlled plant growth

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

  • Getting a head start on spring planting

    You don’t need to wait for warm weather to start your vegetable garden.

    Did you know there are several types of vegetables you can start as early as March? Radishes, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, onions and many more vegetables are all quite frost tolerant, and you can seed or transplant them in the garden from mid-March to early April.

    If you want to get an even earlier start, you could try covering an area with clear plastic film to create a mini greenhouse where plants will thrive.

  • Chappell elected to Council for Burley Tobacco's board of directors

    Members of the Council for Burley Tobacco elected two representatives to the Board of Directors at the 2016 Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Meeting, January 16, in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    The two members elected to represent the Growers-at-Large for the organization are David Chappell from Sparta, Kentucky and Hampton Henton from Versailles, Kentucky. Chappell and Henton will join Greg Harris from Richmond, Kentucky; Rod Kuegel from Owensboro, Kentucky; Donald Mitchell from Midway, Kentucky and Al Pedigo from Scottsville, Kentucky as the Grower-at Large board members.

  • A picture is now worth only 100 words

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Some anonymous wise guy took to the Internet to discuss the economy, saying it’s so bad that:

  • The good news about some not so good news

    When someone says, “I have good news and bad news,” which one do you prefer to hear first?

    Joe went to his doctor who posed that question to him.

    “Give me the good news first,” Joe said.

    “You have 24 hours to live,” the doctor told him.

    Clutching his chest, Joe said, “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?”

    The doctor said, “I meant to tell you yesterday.”

    Ba dump bump. (Groan.)

  • Local Church News | Feb. 3, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    We collected more than 35 pairs of new tennis shoes for the schools! Way to go, MBC!

    If there is no school on a Wednesday, then Rock Stars will not meet Wednesday evening.

    The youth meet on Sunday nights at 5 p.m.

    Our church has a volleyball team. They play at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 and at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. Come out and support our team!