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Today's News

  • Spanish Flu claimed the lives of many Owen countians

    It galloped across Kentucky, leaving devastation in its wake, but its destructive power also affected the lives of almost every American.  Many were at a loss as to how to fight this deadly enemy, and before it vanished the following year, 675,000 Americans had succumbed to its attack.

  • Cammack to celebrate 100th birthday

    Mildred Bond Cammack of Sparta will celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, with family and friends at Gallatin Nursing & Rehab. Mrs. Cammack was married to the late Lester Cammack and lived on a farm near Sparta. Mrs. Cammack was an only child and has one son, Jim Cammack, and one grandson, F. Scott Cammack and several great-grandchildren. She retired in 1983 from Kentucky state government and was named a Kentucky colonel. 

  • Birth | Hattie James Gray

    Jon and Abby Gray of Georgetown announce the birth of their daughter, Hattie James Gray. Hattie was born Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. She weighed 8 lbs. and 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Hattie was welcomed home by her big brother, Hudson Cruz, age 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Sherry and David Lyons of Owenton and Danny Cobb of Owenton. Paternal grandparents are Arkus and Janice Gray of Manchester, Ky.

  • At the Library | Feb. 8, 2017

    Valentine’s Day Party

    Make Valentine cards and crafts, play games and decorate cookies. Fun for all school-age children, beginning at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday). 

    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.

  • Birthdays, birthdays and more birthdays

    This will be a short column. Nobody on the Branch did anything of note, except have birthdays. I wonder why so many people are born in late January and February? 

  • OCHS announces students of the Month
  • THREE IN A ROW

    It is said that nothing in life comes easy. Don’t tell that to the Owen County Lady Rebels. The team played three games last week winning all three by an average margin of 25 points. 

    The closest of the three contests came Jan. 30 at Woodford County. After leading 27-24 at the half, Owen County outscored the Lady Yellow Jackets 18-7 in the third quarter to break the game open. They would go on and win 62-50. 

  • Rebels continue to struggle

    The long season continued for the Owen County Rebels last week as the team dropped three more games. 

    The Rebels began the week by traveling to Independence to take on Simon Kenton. The Pioneers took control of the contest early and would win 78-38. 

  • African Pygmy kills giant crocodile using only his club

    by Roger Alford

    There’s the story about an explorer in the Congo who walked into a clearing and found a Pygmy standing beside the carcass of a monstrous crocodile.

    “Did you kill that?” he asked.

    “Yes,” the Pygmy answered. “I killed it with my club.”

    “That’s incredible,” the explorer said. “How big is your club?”

  • His love is enough to keep us at peace, casting out fear

     Awhile back, I went to a 12-step meeting with a friend.

    I like to do that occasionally because the things they believe are applicable to anybody, even those who aren’t addicted to any particular substance.

    The first step says, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.”