Today's News

  • Community Events | October 25, 2017

    OCHS holding open house

    Owen County High School will host an open house and book fair from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Poplar Grove Baptist fall festival set for Oct. 28

    Poplar Grove Baptist Church will be having a fall festival at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in our lower building/fellowship hall.
    Come enjoy soup, chili, sandwiches, desserts, candy, a cake walk and giveaways. All are welcome.
    If you have any questions or need information, you can contact Pastor Andrew Record at (918) 606-0062.

  • Son did precisely as his father directed, but didn’t get into ballpark

    By Roger Alford

  • Let them be human and pray; pray for our pastors

    When faith is your job, it’s easy to grow weary.
    I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First, I have to think of something that’s hopefully both entertaining, worth saying and also something I think God wants me to say.
    Plus, it needs to be biblically accurate and I try to make it as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case Reformed theology) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics, Methodists and/or Pentecostals.

  • Church News | October 25, 2017

    First Baptist Owenton

  • Harvesting sweet potatoes and planting garlic

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | October 25, 2017

    Oct. 18, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 803
    Oct. 11: 556
    Last Year: 643

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold near steady, heifers unweened and fleshy sharply lower, weened and average fleshed mostly steady, some $1-$2 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls $1-$2 higher.

    Feeders: 661
    Replacements: 24

  • At the Library | October 25, 2017

    Movie Matinee — The Fog

    This classic suspense thriller stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Adrienne Barbeau. A small town is haunted by the ghosts of a shipwreck through an ominous thick fog. The event begins at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Anime Fandom

    Eat sushi, draw anime characters, make anime buttons and hang out with other anime fans. Wear your favorite anime merchandise. Fun for fans of all ages from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).


  • No disasters during busy week on the Branch

    I’m back. I had just gotten reorganized after getting my billfold stolen when my computer died. Ann ordered another computer “box,” and hooked it up Wednesday, and it still wouldn’t work. We had a young man from Joel’s office come over to look at it and tell us why. He said it wasn’t the computer that was at fault, it was the monitor. He brought one over from Joel’s office, and it worked perfectly. Who knew?

  • Owen District Court | October 25, 2017

    Oct. 20, 2017

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, contempt of court, review on Dec. 15.
    Aaron Alexander Bihl, 1999, first-degree possession of controlled substance, not guilty, preliminary hearing on Oct. 27.
    Jace Bruener, 1997, recall bench warrant, payment plan beginning in November.
    Derrick A. Cogswell, 1983, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, not guilty, preliminary hearing on Oct. 27, first degree possession of controlled substance/heroin and first degree possession of controlled substance.

  • Hattie Hill recalls hog killing time in Owen County

    Most days will find her at the Owenton Senior Center, and age doesn’t seem to prevent the spry 92-year-old Hattie Hill from enjoying life to its fullest.
    Hattie is also quite the storyteller, and her memorable reminisces evoke smiles, generate laughter, and at times create a lump in the throat as she recalls the hard times growing up in Owen County.