Today's News

  • Looking Back | August 23, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 22, 2012

    Closing Time: Circuit court will shut down as office moves to new judicial center

    A chapter of Owen County history will close Friday and a new one will begin when the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s office relocates to the newly built Owen County Judicial Center.
    The last court date at the office’s courthouse location will be Friday and the office will be closed Aug. 27-Sept. 5.

  • Owen District Court | August 23, 2017

    Aug. 11, 2017

    Eric C. Bassham, 1986, fugitive from another state.
    Dustin R. Baxter, 1986, probation violation, in rehabilitation, review on Feb. 23.
    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, contempt of court, review on Sept. 8.
    Daniel Wayne Craig, 1976, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, sentenced 180 days, to serve 14, credit time served.
    Roderick Deitz, 1979, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., continued to Sept. 8.
    Christian Flynn, 1997, first degree burglary, waived Oct. 20, preliminary hearing on Aug. 18.

  • Branch residents turn out to music event to support ‘old hometown’

    There’s not much news from the Branch this morning. We finally got some rain last week. Wanda said her gauge said seven tenths, but mine only registered about four tenths. She lives about 100 yards down the road and around the curve. That’s the way our rainfall has been going this summer. A hill or a curve makes all the difference in the amount of rain one gets.

  • At the Library | August 23, 2017

    Classic Comedy Matinee

    Revisit the romance between Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in “It Happened One Night.” This was the first movie to win five major Academy Awards. Bring your friends, we’ve got the popcorn. The fun begins at 1 p.m., today.

    Lego Challenge Game

    Can you build a logo car or pizza? Meet after school to build these and other challenges. Fun for all school-age children, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.

    Kids Cook: Oodles of Noodles

  • Rebels defeat Braves 19-0 in season home opener

    By Bryan Marshall

  • Lady Rebels open season at home with win over Shelby Co.

    The Lady Rebels returned to the playing field Aug. 16, winning their season home opener against Shelby County High School.
    The win came after two scrimmage games in Frankfort earlier this month.
    The Lady Rebels began the night with a goal by junior Emma Herdman, who connected with a direct kick off of a dead ball.
    Both freshman Izzy Herdman and junior Destiny Epperson added three goals to the total.
    Late in the second half senior Macie Osborne gave a successful cross pass to Maddi Walker to give the Lady Rebels a goal, finishing with an 8-0 win.

  • Summer drupes on the fringe tree, paper lanterns on the silverbell

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | August 23, 2017

    August 16, 2017

    Cattle Receipts:
    August 9: 38
    Replacements: 4

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacements 1 percent and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 26 percent steers, 43 percent heifers and 31 percent bulls. Near 39 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • People hurl insults like water balloons these days

    By Roger Alford

  • God’s grace cost him his son, but for us it’s free

    I am a marketing person’s dream.
    Slap a clever label on a $1 tube of lip gloss or bottle of shampoo, especially if you use a trendy font and especially especially if the name of the product is all in lowercase lettering, and I won’t think twice about paying $20 for it.
    Take grace, for example.
    Made by a company called philosophy, “amazing grace” is the name of their shampoo. (They also offer “hope” in a jar.)