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  • ‘Free Frank’ sold gunpowder to free himself, family

    He came to Kentucky as a slave in the 1790s. After his daily work, his master leased him to other farmers and permitted the young man to earn a little of his own money. This young slave, Frank, was also an entrepreneur. He explored local Kentucky caves, collected niter, boiled it down to make salt peter and combined it with sulfur and charcoal to produce gunpowder.
    Frank sold his gunpowder on the streets of Lexington, and was able to make enough cash to not only buy his freedom but that of his wife and a son.

  • Looking Back | July 19, 2017

    5 years ago
    July 18, 2012
    Danielle Hoop takes home title

    The 38th Miss Owen County Fair was crowned during the opening night of the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show Monday.
    Danielle Hoop, 19, will now have the chance to compete in the Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant in January.
    Hoop said she began competing in pageants when she was about 14.

  • Owen District Court | July 16, 2017

    July 11, 2017

    James D. Baynum, 1960, diversion completion, dismissed.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, continued to Aug. 8.
    James Aaron Clark, 1981, three counts of third-degree arson, continued to Aug. 8.
    Eugene Collins Jr., 1964, status hearing, continued to July 25.
    Steven Frazier, 1985, probation violation, continued to July 25.
    Steven Frazier, 1985, probation violation, continued to July 25.

  • A little sprucing up on the Branch
  • Daughters of the American Revolution visit Keene-Lillard cabin

    The John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on June 28 for lunch at Jewels on Main followed by a tour of the Keene-Lillard log cabin in Warsaw, Ky. The two story double pen log house was built between 1810-1815 by American Revolution veteran Charles Lake Keene, from Maryland. He was the ancestor of Chapter Regent, Peggy Trinkle, whose grandmother, Sue Craig McDanell, was born in the house.

  • Livestock Market Report | July 12, 2017

    July 12, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 613
    July 5: N/A
    Last Year: 367
    No trends due to the fourth of July holiday.


    Feeders:
    536
    Slaughter: 68
    Replacements: 9

  • Curing potatoes, onion and garlic

    By Jenne Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • Want people to think you’re crazy? Try eating a bug

    By Roger Alford

    N-H Columnist

  • When God says ‘I told you so’ vs. when mom says ‘I told you so’

    One of the great pleasures in life is being able to say, “I told you so.”
    I don’t get to say it often, but when I do, especially when I can say it to my husband, I do it with immense glee. I may even dance around and sing.
    Moms get to say I told you so a lot.
    Remember Ralphie’s mom in “A Christmas Story?” Ralphie kept asking for Red Ryder BB gun and his mom kept saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

  • Church News | July 19, 2017

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Join us at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, for adult Bible study and women’s Bible study. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays. The church fitness group meets at 7 p.m., Friday.
    Our church will have a table at the Back to School Bash from 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 1, at the Owen County Public Library. If you can help out during the event, please let Tracy Carter know.