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Today's News

  • Early churches pivotal to Owen history

    The first pioneers to settle in Kentucky believed it was as important to bring their spiritual beliefs as it was to bring rifles and muskets for defense and tools to clear the land.
    Early churches met in forts, stations, family cabins and log buildings and as towns were established, churches became the spiritual and social center of community life.

  • Branch resident meets new cousins on trip north

    This weather has fried my brain. Wanda had been on vacation, and I have been in the TV room all week sitting with the air conditioner and the ceiling fans, the TV and Dobbs — so I had nothing to write about. I emailed Molly and said there would be no column. I had just turned on the TV when I got a call from Wanda who was driving home to ask if I had gotten her contribution to the column. I came to the kitchen, and sure enough, there was her news, so I emailed Molly again and said there would be a column forthcoming.

  • Remembering the ‘Old Harris School’

    By Ruth Ann Thornton Bateman

  • Troubleshooting tomato problems

    By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardner

  • Livestock Market Report | July 19, 2017

    July 19, 2017

    Cattle receipts: 265
    Last week: 613
    Last year: 328

    Compared to last week: On a limited test feeder steers and heifers sold near steady, slaughter cows 1-2 higher, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 225
    Slaughter: 28
    Replacements: 0

  • Old crows and yapping little dogs are only nuisances

    By Roger Alford

  • Despite a blow to the church, ‘it is well with my soul’

    The news was horrific and sordid: Church staff member arrested for a sexually salacious crime.
    Sadly commonplace, it happens all over the U.S. — you just never expect it to happen to your church.
    But last week, it happened to mine when our former worship director was arrested and charged with multiple sex-related crimes against minors.
    A local sheriff’s detective called him a “textbook predator.”
    We as a church loved him — still love him. And we as a church abhor what he has done.

  • Church News | July 26, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    “How Great Thou Art” was beautifully sung in harmony by the mother and daughter duo of Louann and Morgan Waldner who were visiting Roy, Nila, and Alice Marksberry from California, along with Mason and Callie. Joe McNay gave the message from James 3: 2-10 Sunday morning. Sunday evening, Mike Marston’s message was from Exodus 8:25, 28.
    Happy birthday to Angie Weddle. Happy anniversary to John David and Kara Jean Criswell and Joe and Tina McNay.

  • Looking Back | July 26, 2017

    July 25, 2012
    5 years ago
    Fitzgerald has spent a lifetime focusing on children: 2012 Owen County Mother of the Year

    Some may remember her as a school bus driver, others as an Owen County School District cafeteria worker, or cheering on Owen County’s many sports – but this year everyone will know Bonnie Fitzgerald as Owen County Mother of the year.
    Fitzgerald received the honor July 18 at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show.

  • Owen District Court | July 26, 2017

    July 21, 2017

    Phillip William Allen, 1973, second-degree fleeing or evading police, one headlight, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card, continued on Aug. 18.
    Rodrick Deitz, 1979, second-degree assault, preliminary hearing set for July 28.