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  • Advertising gave locals insight to business wares

    BONNIE STRASSELL – Owen County Historical Society

  • In brief | Oct. 14

    Elk Lick Baptist to host revival
    Elk Lick Baptist Church will hold revival Wednesday, Oct. 14-Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.
    Adult Learning Center orientation begins Oct. 15

  • Local Church News | Oct. 14

    El Bethel Christian Church
    Men, age 13 and older, in the community are invited to a free breakfast at El Bethel, 3365 Georgetown Road, Owenton this coming Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. Just call the office at (606) 392-3327 to reserve a plate. Andrew Hammond, son of Brother Eddie will be speaking.
    Sunday, Oct.18 begins our Fall Gospel meeting with Andrew.

  • Bless me, Father, for I have sinned

    Several times a week I pass a church that has a sign board out front advertising confessions on Saturdays.
    I confess that when I was a kid I went to a church that had confession booths, only I thought behind the dark wooden doors was either a broom closet or it was where they kept the devil.
    Kids think crazy things, don’t they?
    When I was seven or so, I got to go behind the wooden doors and confess my sins, which mostly consisted of being mean to my sister and brothers and disobeying my parents.

  • It’s hard to steal a farm truck with everyone waving at you


  • Property Transfers | September 2015

    Kathleen Driscoll to Robert T. Driscoll, land on the North Side of
    John J. and Karen L. Dring to Joseph D. Thomas Family Limited Partnership, lots 67, 68 and 69, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $180,000.
    Imogene Butcher to James A. and Deborah K. Daugherty, land on the southernly side, $1,500.
    Charles J. Rekow, Charles Rekow and Carol Rekow to William and Patricia Metzger, lot 32, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $179,000.
    Corbett and Brenda Smith to Charles Stroer, lots 71, 72, 73, 74 and 75, Eagle Valley Subdivision, $6,000.

  • Ky. weather has something for everyone

    It’s really starting to look and feel like fall on the Branch.
    It was 39 when I got up on Sunday morning and 43 Monday morning. It is always colder in this valley than any place else.
    Everyone is busy finishing up outdoor chores and putting away equipment. The bush hogging is done at Bruce and Fay’s and they are cutting wood for winter. John has been dropping trees and cutting them into burning lengths. Ann and I helped split, load and haul two loads of wood to my wood lot on Sunday afternoon.

  • No burn season in effect through Dec. 15

    DAVID LILLY – Owen County Emergency Management

  • Owen County Public Library Events | Oct. 14

    We are celebrating all things Poe this month as part of our Big Read grant. Stop in to get your free Poe book and be sure to join us for some of the really cool stuff we have happening this month to celebrate one of America’s most celebrated writers.
    This week’s suggestion for a mini adventure in the library, adventure #13: Come use our photo copier to make copies of your hand, funny book titles, weird images or something interesting you found on the internet. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.

    Poe Jewelry

  • Raptor Rehab returns to library

    Raptor Rehab is coming back to the Owen County Public Library at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15.
    The Big Read continues with a visit from some of the rescued birds from Raptor Rehab out of Louisville, Kentucky. Dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey, Raptor Rehab takes in between 250-300 birds and releases over 60% back into the wild each year.
    Several birds will be on hand for an up close look.