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Today's News

  • School board members to be recognized for service and leadership

    Changes are coming in K-12 education at the national level with passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, with the potential for more change at the state level at a time when the Commonwealth’s new budget will be squeezed.

  • Old man winter finally arrived at The Branch

    I hate to mention the obvious, but it snowed Saturday night. From near 70 degrees early Saturday morning to an inch of snow on the sunroom stoop Sunday morning. That’s weird, even for Kentucky.

    I played bridge on Tuesday, dressed in jeans and a light sweater. It was good to see everybody again. We had problems getting eight people together to play during December, so we had to keep postponing.

  • County joins lifesaving 'Yellow Dot' program

    BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    Owen County Emergency Management has announced the launch of Kentucky’s Yellow Dot program, designed to improve emergency care to motorists involved in a vehicle crash.

    The “dot” is a circular yellow sticker which is placed on the lower left corner of the driver’s side rear window and alerts emergency responders that a pamphlet with identification and medical information about the motorist is in the glove box.

  • Eat your way to a happier, healthier 2016

    25 ways to eat better in the New Year:

    To help with portion control, use the smallest plate that will hold your food.

    At mealtime, serve from the stove instead of putting a serving bowl on the table.

    Make double vegetables and serve them first, to take the focus off meat.

    Switch to whole wheat pasta.

    Eat vegetarian one night a week.

    Cut back on butter or margarine—newer whole grain breads are tasty on their own.

  • At the Library | Jan. 13, 2016

    MOOC is here! That stands for Massive Open Online Course and represents a new way to learn, to connect and to grow. Online courses are available aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. It is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. The library staff will also be offering discussion groups for four courses of our choosing.

  • Senior Activities | Jan. 13, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.

    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 1 p.m. Extension office, nutrition.

    Thursday, Jan. 14: Noon, Potluck, potato bar.

  • Community Events | Jan. 13, 2015

    Leadership Owen County to begin soon

    If you would like to participate in Leadership Owen County 2016, it will begin Feb. 5-6.

    Please call the Owen County Extension Office to register at (502) 484-5703.

    School board to meet Jan. 19

    The Owen County School Board Meeting will be moved to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Owen County Upper Elementary School. The regular board meeting fell on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and therefore is being moved to the following day.

  • Owen honors former athletes next weekend

    BY BRIAN BLAIR
    N-H Sports Reporter

    It will be a weekend to remember on Jan. 22 and 23 at the Owen County High School.

    On Friday night the Owen County Athletic Department will be inducting its second class into the Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes Jim Glass, Guy Patterson, Curt Cochran, C.W. Ware and Dustin Downey.

    The evening begins with the Lady Rebels taking on Gallatin County at 6 p.m. The induction ceremony will take place following the girls game before the Rebels take on the Wildcats.

  • Lady Rebels rally for two wins before tournament

    BY BRIAN BLAIR
    N-H Sports Reporter

    The Owen County Lady Rebels readied themselves for this week’s 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic by winning two of three games last week.

  • Rebels win three, prepare for All 'A' Classic

    BY BRIAN BLAIR
    N-H Sports Reporter

    On Saturday night, the Owen County Rebels won a Cup. This coming Saturday night, they want to cut down the nets.

    The Rebels traveled to Frankfort on Saturday night to take part in the Kentucky-Indiana Challenge Cup where they took on Indianapolis Forest Park. The game was the fifth of the day pitting schools from Kentucky and Indiana against each other with the two states splitting the first four.