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Today's News

  • Owen County Senior Center activities for Nov. 6-12, 2013

    The Owen County Senior Center provides activities only. The center is not medically staffed. Seniors who attend must be self reliant. Hot meals are served daily at 12 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your hot cooked meal. All seniors are welcome to attend.
    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., games/cornhole tourney.
    Nov. 7: 8:30 a.m., Christmas shopping and eating; 1 p.m., cards.
    Nov. 8: 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., Gentiva Bingo.
    Nov. 11: 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., cards/Thanksgiving craft.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Storm rolls through

    The most exciting thing that has happened on the Branch this week is the high winds and rain we had on Wednesday night and Thursday night last week.
    We had an inch of rain on Wednesday and another on Thursday, but I’m not sure that inch actually hit the ground. The wind was blowing a gale. Luckily there was very little damage here. I had to pick up a lot of small limbs and trash on the yard and one larger limb blew off the tree in the front yard, but it was blown halfway down the yard away from the house.

  • Rebels’ playoff journey begins Saturday in Newport

    If the Owen County High School Football Rebels are to have success in the 2013 Class 2A state playoffs, they will have to do it on the road.
    After back-to-back years where the Rebels hosted first-round playoff games, the team will travel on the opening weekend this year.
    The bus will take them to a familiar place.
    Owen County will play at Newport Stadium on Saturday afternoon against the Newport Central Catholic. Kickoff against the defending 2A state champs will be at 1 p.m.

  • New champion

    After finishing second a season ago in the Region 5 Class A cross country meet, Hunter Trenary had one goal – to return this year and win.
    On Saturday at Winchester’s Lykins Park, not only did the Owen County senior win the Region 5 championship,  Trenary also set a new course record along the way.
    Trenary’s time of 16:38.03 was fast enough to finish ahead of second-place finisher Nicholas Waltman from Sayre School in Lexington. Waltman came into the meet as the defending champion.

  • Brian Blair: Guys - toss away the razors

    I am growing a beard.
    Why should you care that I am growing facial hair? If you are a man, you should care a lot about it.
    In 2004, a charity called the Movember Foundation was started in Australia and New Zealand. The idea was for men to grow a mustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and depression.
    In 2007, the idea spread to the United States.

  • In season

    Noah Hunter, 9, took his first deer on Oct. 12. The deer was a four-point buck.
     

  • Huge trophy

    Cailey Stedam, daughter of Frank and Lisa Stedam, was drawn for the 2013 youth elk hunt. She harvested a 3X3 bull on opening weekend.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll - Nov. 6, 2013

    12th-grade super honor roll: Jarrod Ball, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Hatchett, Dakota Humphries, Kasey Hunter, Kayla Miles, Morgan Neace, Shelby Power, Richard Swigert and Sarah Wotier.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to catch up on news

    IT WASN’T MY FAULT.
    I didn’t drop it or anything, The little blue light just quit blinking and I was cut off from the outside world.
    Well, I do have a phone, but did you ever have to dictate a full-page column via phone?
    My Hughes Net internet provider went out late Thursday. I thought I could get it fixed on my own. It had been acting a bit hinky for a while but I always managed to get the lights to come on again.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen countians marched to freedom’s beat

    “The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat
    The soldier’s last tattoo;
    No more on Life’s parade shall meet
    That brave and fallen few.
    On Fame’s eternal camping-ground
    Their silent tents are spread,
    And Glory guards with solemn round,
    The bivouac of the dead.”

     – Theodore O’Hara’s poem Bivouac of the Dead was composed after the Mexican War to honor the Kentuckians who lost their lives in that conflict.