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Today's News

  • Holiday Hero’s Blood Drive coming to library

    The Holiday Hero's Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Owen County Public Library. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and will be placed into a drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card.
    Sweet treats will be provided by Bird Dog's Coffee and Dani B's Sweet Treats and Custom Cakes.
    Additional drawings for a pecan pie from the Smith House Restaurant and pizza and bread sticks from Hometown Pizza.

  • Fire department hosts annual Christmas dinner
  • A Christmas celebration at the Hartsough House

    He was born in Owenton but was raised in Wheatley by his grandmother. As a young boy he was apprenticed to a Wheatley cabinet maker, and when the Civil War broke out in 1861, 17-year-old John Clayton (J.C.) Hartsough joined the Confederate Army. He served in the acclaimed Orphan Brigade, but before long his boyhood naivety was traded for the realities of war.

  • Lack of women in legislature a symptom, not a sickness

    the advocate
    messenger
    The Kentucky House of Representatives will look very different next year, as new Republican leaders take over and chart a new course for the lower chamber, which had previously been under the control of Democrats for close to a century.
    It’s a promising time for Republicans and their priorities. Based on the initial rhetoric of the incoming leaders, there’s also hope for a less divisive, more inclusive House that is willing to consider ideas from all sides.

  • SADD students attend two-day conference
  • At the Library | Dec. 14, 2016

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts, and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Dr. Who Fandom
    Dr. Who fans, come share in your devotion to this science-fiction drama. We’ll watch a clip of the show, enjoy some of Dr. Who’s favorite foods and more, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Cooking with Caleb

  • Robinson Family continues to dazzle

    Weather is always paramount on the Branch. It’s either too dry and hot or too wet and cold. Cold I can manage but dry is a problem. I am happy to report that we got a very good rain last night. With the piddly rains we have been having, my cistern is now at a good level. We also had the first snow last week. Really not worth mentioning, but I am short of content this week.

  • Hospice recognizes ‘Hospice Hero’ from Owen County

    Hospice of the Bluegrass has presented Jennifer Duncan from Owenton with a prestigious Hospice Hero Award. Duncan has been a dedicated Hospice volunteer for more than 20 years.
     “Because of a commitment to Hospice’s mission and her own experiences with Hospice care, Jenni is driven to serve others in need,” said Shellie Brown, Hospice of the Bluegrass Coordinator of Volunteer Services.

  • Civil Air Patrol going strong since 1941

    Civil Air Patrol was founded Dec. 1, 1941, six days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Early in the war, after supply ships leaving American ports to support the Allied war effort began drawing deadly attacks from U-boats off the East Coast, CAP pilots carried out anti-submarine missions, often carrying bombs to drop by hands on any enemy vessels they sighted. Their vigilance helped discourage and eventually halt the attacks.  

  • Owenton Rotary Club news for November

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club

    During the month of November, the Owenton Rotary Club played host to four speakers.
    On Nov. 7, Joyce Duvall from the Owen County Tourism spoke on the tourism in Owen County and public appearances she has attended to talk about Owen County attractions and events. Tourist Activities in Owen County generate $3,056 daily. Each year since 2011, the money generated has increased with 18.1 percent in 2015 over 2014.