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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Youth Services Center offering School Pantry

    Owen County Schools and the Youth Services Center, in conjunction with the Free Store Food Bank School Pantry, is offering a School Pantry.  
    The School Pantry was developed to provide nutritious, healthy food to children and their families for preparation and consumption at their place of residence. Participation requirements include that at least one student living in the household must be enrolled in either the Maurice Bowling Middle School or the Owen County High School.

  • WMU fall quarterly meeting set for Oct. 21

    The Owen County WMU fall quarterly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at Epoch. All are welcome to come and enjoy the time together and the delicious brunch. Jennifer Gravitt will do the theme interpretation and Watchword. Mandy Holbert will bless us with her beautiful voice.

  • Rebels take down Panthers at home

    By Eli Baker
    Special to the News-Herald

  • Cross country teams compete in annual Lexington Catholic Invitational

    The 40th Annual Lexington Catholic Invitational was held Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Freshman Allison Bourne and Junior Colton Stedam received medals for their efforts.
    Bourne completed the state meet course in 21:13, placing 18th in the field of 183 competitors. Eighth-grader Destiny Goodrich placed 34th, missing a medal by only four spots. Stedam narrowly set a new record of 17:50.48 and placed 28th of the 235 runners. Westley Johnson had his best time of the season. Seventh-graders Eli Rice and Bryce Thornton and sophomore Kailey Cram set new PRs.

  • Wireworms in the potato patch

    I have loads of potatoes this year, most of them are clean as a whistle. We get them out early, so they are ready to harvest by mid to late August. This early start seems to offset any significant problem with wireworms. The tell-tale sign of wireworms: If you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust-colored worms when you were digging your crop. In the past few weeks as folks begin to dig their potatoes I hear the inquiry, “What are the tiny holes in my potatoes and how do I prevent them?”  

  • Livestock Market Report | October 11, 2017

    Oct. 4, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 701
    Sept. 27: 411
    Last Year: 390

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $2-$3 higher, some #3 and #4 weights sharply higher. Heifers sold steady to $2 lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady.

    Feeders: 632
    Slaughter: 56
    Replacements: 13

  • Redneck knows how to start a fire but not a flood

    By Roger Alford