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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Church News | Feb. 8, 2017

     Mt. Pleasant Baptist 

  • Community Events | Feb. 8, 2017

    Valentine’s Tea set for Feb. 9

    The Owen County Homemakers will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Tea at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Owen County Extension Office. Bring your friends and join us for a tea party and try fresh-baked scones and appetizers. Wear your hat and you will be entered for a prize. Call the Owen County Extension Office and purchase your ticket by Feb. 6. The cost is $10 to attend. 

  • Looking Back | Feb. 8, 2017

    5 years ago

    Feb. 8, 2012

    Downhill from here

     

    Most people do what they can to avoid driving in icy conditions. When they are caught on slick roads, they typically don’t travel at high speeds in vehicles without brakes.

    One Owen County resident spent the winter of 2012 doing quite the opposite. 

  • Owen District Court | Feb. 8, 2017

    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, contempt of court, pay or stay.

    Bobby Carol Beckley, 1955, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 10. 

    Ethan Bradford, 1992, first-degree possession of controlled substance, heroin, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.