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Today's News

  • Owen District Court | August 8, 2017

    Aug. 8, 2017

    Nick L. Barrett, 1982, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, pre-trial conference set for Sept. 12.
    Matthew T. Bedford, 1986, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, three years, waive fines, to serve 60 days, credit time served.

  • Peas and Poetry, meteorite shower make for big week on the Branch

    Schools starts today. I haven’t had a child in school since John graduated, I won’t tell you how long ago that has been. My great-grandchildren will be starting school in Frankfort.
    Noel Thomas started his bus route Monday. He is driving some students to classes in Carrollton. Joel will have to start coordinating his deliveries in the late afternoon with the bus run coming home. Kay’s Branch Road is not built for school buses and semis to coexist.

  • Community Events | August 16. 2017

    FCC Food Pantry open today, Aug. 19

    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Cammack reunion set for Sunday

    The annual Cammack family reunion will be held Sunday, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 14545 Jonesville Road, Jonesville. We will plan to eat around 1 p.m. We hope to see many friends and family there. For more information, call Bev Hearn at (859) 393-7328 or Jimmy Cammack (502) 484-3858.

  • Owen County volleyball teams are serving into their next season

    Bumping, setting and spiking into the new school year has become a norm for Owen County, though there is still room for change as a new season begins. With multiple new coaches and a busy upcoming season, the Owen County Volleyball teams have an interesting season planned for them throughout this school year.

  • Indeterminate or determinate?

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | August 9, 2017

    Aug. 9, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 665
    Aug. 2: 246
    Last Year: 538

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers during the morning sale sold stead to $3 higher, afternoon sales were sharply lower, slaughter cows and bulls were steady.

    Feeders: 587
    Slaughter: 62
    Replacements: 16

  • Be careful what you say when the anesthesia is wearing off

    By Roger Alford

  • The script gets flipped one person, one day at a time

    It was a warm summer night in a town near Washington, D.C.
    A group of friends sat around a backyard table eating dinner when a young man with a gun appeared and interrupted the dinner party, according to a 2016 NPR story.
    “Give me your money or I’m going to start shooting,” he said, pointing the gun at one of the women.
    The people believed him; however, no one had any money on them.
    So, they started talking to the man, first trying to play on his guilt: “What would your mother think about you doing this?”

  • Church News | August 16, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist

  • Business directories provide insight to early Owen County

    As they migrated from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the Carolinas, early settlers to the Owen County area brought with them the knowledge and the tools of their trade.
    Many were farmers, whose stalwart endurance provided a viable, productive and stable economy. Others possessed skills that were instrumental in creating thriving communities, and by the 1880s, these Owen County villages boasted undeniable prosperity.