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Today's News

  • God’s love fills up all the empty places inside you and gives you enough to give to others

    A number of years ago I got a phone call from a reader with a request.
    He said he was 90 years old and had outlived two wives, yet he wasn’t sure he knew what real love is and he hoped that I could explain it.
    I don’t know if he’s still one of my readers — I haven’t heard from him since that one time. But if he is, here’s my best answer to his question:
    When I was in middle school, I loved red-haired Paul Minardi with all my 13-year-old heart. We passed notes in class and he walked me to homeroom, carrying my books.

  • Church News | March 22, 2017

    Monterey Baptist
    Join us on Wednesday nights for adult Bible study, Rock Stars and women’s Bible study. All activities begin at 7 p.m.
    March 26 is Sweat Suit Sunday.
    We will have our baby dedication on Mother’s Day, May 14. If you wish to have your baby dedicated, please let the pastor know.

  • Fond memories of one-room schoolhouses

    The little girl hadn’t quite reached school age when her mother, a school teacher, suggested she join the students for lunch at the school next door. The child was ecstatic at the prospect of not only attending school but of spending cherished moments with her mother.
    Monterey historian and genealogist, Margaret Murphy, lost her mother, Mattie Smith Karsner, at a young age but continues to treasure those early school day memories.

  • Senate week in review

    by Julian Carroll | Senate District 7

  • Looking Back | March 15, 2017

    March 14, 2012
    5 years ago
    Bowling tapped to lead Owen School Board

    The Owen County Board of Education has a new chairman following the resignation of Brian Young.
    Young announced his resignation to Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh and other board members Feb. 28. His resignation was immediately effective.
    In a meeting held March 12, board member Dr. Larry Johnson nominated Stuart Bowling for the board’s chairperson, citing Bowling’s seniority on the board as one reason for the nomination.

  • Owen Curcuit/District Court | March 15, 2017

    March 7, 2017

    Johnpatrick Garilao Ada, 1991, first-degree complicity narcotics, sentencing set for April 18.
    Justin W. Aylor, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no tail lamps, no brake lights, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, continued to April 4.

  • Branch may have a new industry

    I’ll start this morning with the news that didn’t make it last week. Wanda was staying with her mother and forgot her iPhone, so she had to call and dictate her information over the phone. I had already sent my news to Molly when she called again and added information. I must say that without Wanda covering the area, there wouldn’t be a Kay’s Branch News.
    My family and I are mostly “stay at homes” these days. We go to Frankfort to shop, and I play cards a couple of times a month, but that is it.

  • Biby Announcement | Reed Thomas Hudnall
  • At the Library | March 15, 2015

    We’re gearing up for our first annual photography contest and anything goes. Use a smartphone or camera (old or new), submit photos that are touched, untouched or retouched.
    There are two categories: Under 18 and 18 and over.
    Submit up to two JPEG images as an email attachment to jchancery.ocpl@gmail.com any time between March 15-May 1.
    Include your name, age, contact phone number and/or email address. You will receive an email reply when we receive your photos. If you do not get a reply, please try again or call Jennifer at the library.

  • Use trusted websites for couponing in the digital age

    by Judy Hetterman | Owen County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Science