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  • Looking Back | June 21, 2017

    5 years ago
    June 20, 2012
    Walking for life

    Dozens of friends, family, and members of the community lined the track at Itron Field to cheer on the survivors during their first lap at Friday’s Relay for Life.
    As the sun rose 12 hours later, a little over $46,000 had been raised and donations continue to pour into his week.

  • District Court News | June 21, 2016

    June 16, 2017

    Joseph L. Richardson, 1985, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, continued to June 30.
    Brandi Wright, 1982, theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $500, continued to June 23.
    Winterwood Inc. vs. Andrea Brackin, eviction hearing, defendant did not appear, hearing held, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.

  • A good week for fathers on the Branch

    Father’s Day weekend was celebrated in the Traylor family with the arrival of Ellis James Traylor. Ray is a first-time grandfather, and his son Todd is a new father. Mother and son are doing just fine. Congratulations to the new parents.

  • At the Library | June 21, 2017

    Summer reading is in full swing this week, so grab your library card and come in for some good books to pass away the long summer days. As always, there will be special programming every Wednesday in June and we have great fun planned for you this year. We are so excited to bring Silly Safaris back this week for some silly summer fun. Once again kids can win fair tickets if they turn in their completed reading log by June 30. It’s all happening at the library this summer.

  • Community Events | June 21, 2017

    On May 13, 2017, Courtney Carol Waldrop graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology pre-med. She completed her last semester being named to the President’s List for a perfect grade point average. Courtney will be attending the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy this fall. She is the daughter of Kevin and Trudy Waldrop.

  • Controlling, containing and cleaning pesticide spills

    By Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Failure to respond appropriately could endanger health and environment
    A spill is an accidental release of any amount of pesticide, small or large. Spills on public highways, such as when a tank on a truck overturns, usually have major consequences. Failure to respond quickly and appropriately to such mishaps could seriously endanger public health and environmental quality. Always put on the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) before responding to a spill.

  • Shade devices for vegetables to beat the summer heat

    By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • Livestock Market Report | June 14, 2017

    June 14, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 258
    June 7, 2017: 424
    Last year: 544

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold sharply lower on a light test and feeder heifers sold mostly steady. Slaughter Cows and Bulls sold steady.
    Feeders: 177
    Slaughter: 54
    Replacements: 27
    The feeder supply included 13 percent steers, 28.4 percent heifers and 31.7 percent bulls. Near 40 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Nothing tougher than a mouse that chases cats

    By Roger Alford

    N-H Columnist

  • Several churches and areas of county represented at recent Pray Owen Co. gathering

    by Letha Lowe
    Pray Owen County