Today's News

  • Nature may think it’s April, we know better

    All in all, it has been a good week on the Branch, though Wanda, Barbara and Joyce started it by going to a funeral on Monday. Joyce’s brother Jimmy’s companion, Naomi, lost her sister, Jessie. She was also the sister of Charlie Carter. We send our condolences to the family. Uncle also had his 89th birthday on Saturday. Tim and Trina’s son had a birthday on the 28th. Trina is one of the Schimmoeller twins. Wanda also said she forgot to mention Butch Lawrence’s birthday on Valentine’s Day. Happy birthday to all the February celebrants.

  • As time grows shorter, work escalates

    FRANKFORT — As our time in Frankfort grows shorter, our work escalates. We passed the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session earlier this week, but there is still much to be done and important bills are still making their way through the legislative process.
    Education has been and will continue to be at the top of our priority list. In the past week, we have passed several measures out of the Senate dealing with education.

  • 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs set for Saturday

    The 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs (congenital heart defects) will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Emily Lowe, Bereavement Coordinator for Congenital Heart Network of Greater Cincinnati through the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association-Ohio, wife of Ryan Lowe and mom to Wyatt and heart angel Maggie, will be our guest speaker. She is attending the 2017 Congenital Heart Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. this week and will be talking about what she learned while there.

  • Community News | March 1, 2017

    Owen County Council for the Arts to host Evening of Poetry & Song
    The Owen County Council For the Arts will present Evening of Poetry & Song, from 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 3, at the Wild Goose Cafe.
    Gabriel Fox, Judy Vanarsdale, George Tinsdale, Mark Schimmoeller, Trina Pfeiffer, Wyatt Beard and Hannah Johnson will give poetry readings. Chris Beverly will play music.
    The event is free of charge. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the Owen County Council for the Arts. For information, call (502) 484-3755.

  • Runnin’ Rebels end season 7-24

    The basketball season is over for the Owen County Rebels.
    The season ended last Wednesday night as the team fell 60-36 to Gallatin County in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. The Rebels finished the season 7-24.
    Owen County started the tournament last Monday night by defeating Carroll County 73-60. The Rebels placed five players in double figures led by Nolan Tackett who finished with 21 points. Cameron McAnally and Walker McDonald each scored 13 points. Patrick Osborne added 11 points and Austin Fitzgerald finished with 10 points.

  • Livestock Market Report | March 1, 2017

    Feb. 22, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 701
    Feb. 15: 703
    Last year: 788
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers 300 to 600 lbs. sold $3 to $5 higher, over 600 mostly steady. Feeder heifers under 600 lbs. sold $2 to $4 higher, over 600 lbs. unevenly steady. Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady. Good demand throughout the sale.
    Feeders: 621
    Slaughter: 45
    Replacement: 35
    The feeder supply included 24.6 percent steers, 47.7 percent heifers, and 16.4 percent bulls. Near 45 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Don’t skimp on routine tractor maintenance

    by Steve Musen

  • Nothing says spring like the distant chorus of spring peepers

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • What’s in a name? Lots if you’re being branded with it

    by Roger Alford

  • Being right with God isn’t dependent on what I give up for him

    A few years ago, I decided to give up recreational shopping for Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter.
    For a week prior to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, I prepared for my shopping fast by buying new shoes and yet another pair of white pants, several tops, some earrings and a new purse.
    To prepare effectively, I rationalized, one must get one’s obsessions out of one’s system, sort of like the time I ate an entire box of Hostess Ding Dongs at one sitting the day before I went on a diet.