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Today's News

  • Ellis signs with Cumberland Patriots
  • Transferring your farm to the next generation

    BY STEVE MUSEN

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • Livestock Market Report | May 10, 2017

    May 3, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 717
    Last Week: 688
    Last Year: 731

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $5-$10, some up to $12 higher, heifers $5-$8 some up to $12 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady.
    Feeders: 627
    Slaughter: 74
    Replacements: 16

  • Church News | May 10, 2017

    Richland Baptist Church
    Our youth are collecting new or gently used shoes for a camp fundraiser/mission project.
    The shoes they collect will be distributed to those in need all over the world. We can accept any type, style or size. Our youth have a huge goal they would like to meet. If you would like to help, please send an email to rbc.youth227@yahoo.com to arrange pick-up.

  • Entertaining tales of Owen County river men abound

    They were passed down through families, and their content ran from exhilarating to tragic, from rousingly humorous to almost unbelievable.
    They were the stories of life on the fire-belching mammoths that ruled the Kentucky River for over 100 years, and they have entertained Kentuckians for generations.

  • Looking Back | May 3, 2017

    5 years ago
    May 2, 2012
    Domestic case lead to drug indictment

    A convicted felon was recently indicted on methamphetamine charges after Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond was called to his residence over a domestic dispute.
    The incident took place during the afternoon hours April 20 at 1675 Hwy. 35. While at the residence Hammond said Kentucky State Trooper Dave Roberts stopped to see if everything was OK.

  • Owen District Court | May 3, 2017

    April 28, 2017

    Joshua S. Bush, 1991, one headlight, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Joshua S. Bush, 1991, theft by unlawful taking under $500, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 12.

  • OCHS students perform well at conference
  • The search for morel mushrooms continues

    Rain, rain, rain — that’s about it for the news from the Branch this week. I did manage to get all of the yard mowed before the deluge started. The bad storm Thursday night scared Dobbs to death. I could have slept through it, but she kept digging her way further and further under the covers and kept me awake till it subsided about 4 a.m. I thought we must have had 3 inches of rain, but Fay assured me that it was only a little over an inch and a half. She has been trying to get her flowers planted between showers.

  • Roteract Club begins at Owen County High

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club
    Mike Haines served as our March 6 speaker. Mike provided information on the Alumni Association project. They are looking to raise money for dual credit for students. Right now, 80 kids are enrolled in the program at Owen County High School. They are having a challenge that the graduation class that raises the most money will be recognized.
    On March 13 we had our St. Patrick and membership dinner with 50 individuals present. We had several new members present.