Today's News

  • Ready for Christmas on the Branch

    The holiday season has officially begun.
    Ray Traylor had his traditional Thanksgiving dinner for relatives and friends on Saturday. Wanda helped him clean, set up tables and shop for the occasion. He baked his pumpkin-walnut pie, did a big turkey with dressing and had ham, and all the vegetables that go with Thanksgiving.
    Others brought dishes too, so there was plenty to go around for the 40 or so that showed up. Barbara and Joyce joined them, as did his Aunt Jewell and Uncle Carl, who live in Mt. Sterling. They are in their 80s.

  • Protect your garden during the winter

    Weekend Gardner

    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year.  Things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas.  These chores are all a part of garden maintenance and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later.  Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter.

  • Local Church News | Nov. 25, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church
    We shared our blessings with one another as each named at least one person we praise God for placing in our lives.  Bro. Bill’s message was taken from Luke 17:11-19 which encourages us to realize that we are all spiritual lepers but through God’s grace we are healed.

  • Annual psalm of thanksgiving

    Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.
    This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.

  • Pastors have to deal with grownups who didn't master kindergarten

    N-H Columnist

  • Rebels hoping for banner season

    The Owen County boys begin the basketball season on Dec. 1 in Frankfort. They hope to finish the season in March at Rupp Arena.

  • Lady Rebels look to rebound from last season

    After winning just a single game two years ago, the Owen County Lady Rebels finished 11-17 last year. They are hoping for a continued turn around this season.
    Don’t let the youth of the Lady Rebels fool you. While not having a single senior on the roster, the team has plenty of experience. Despite the loss of seniors Kennedi Dermon and Ashton Marcum, Owen County returns nine players from last year’s squad who played in at least 14 of the team’s 28 games.

  • Slow down and eat the turkey first

    I’ve debated sharing my opinion about the rush of the Christmas season and skipping Thanksgiving.
    The Christmas lights going up in town last week was the icing on the cake for me.
    It’s a shame that Thanksgiving is nearly forgotten, with early Christmas sales and the rush to save a few dollars
    I’m not that old, but I can remember when the earliest you put a Christmas tree up was three weeks before Christmas and Thanksgiving Day was an entire day spent with family eating and having good, quality time together.

  • The unwelcome guest of Thanksgiving Day 1950

    On Thanksgiving Day, 1950, an uninvited and unwelcome guest made an appearance in Owen County.
    Its arrival took folks by surprise, and its impact upon Owen County and Kentucky was undeniable.
    Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when it departed a few days later, and yet memories of its presence were shared for years to come.

  • Looking back | Nov. 18, 2015

    5 years ago
    Beshear to Headline Chamber of Commerce Event
    Nov. 17, 2010

    Kentucky’s top official, Gov. Steve Beshear, will take the stage at the 11th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce dinner Monday. The meeting will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce is not a routine procedure to how a speaker is chosen each year, but suggestions are taken from chamber members.