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Today's News

  • Because we know darkness, we can appreciate light

    When I first met Charlie Campbell, he was at the end of his rope — the end of his hope.
    Earlier this year, his wife had a series of strokes that left her paralyzed on her right side and bedridden.
    Himself disabled, he has been caring for his wife and two daughters, one who is autistic.
    A man in the community told me about Charlie and his need, among other things, for a wheelchair-accessible van so he could get his wife out of the house so she could feel normal again.

  • Church News | Dec. 21, 2016

    Owenton First Baptist
    A full day of worship was enjoyed by all this past Lord’s Day. We began with a message on the blessings of his birth, in which our pastor revealed that because of his coming we now can enjoy the blessing of God with us, God in us, and God for us. Our adult choir then brought their special Christmas musical that brought great glory to God. The evening service was filled with the voices of our children as they presented the Christmas production, “Too Busy.”

  • Fish and Wildlife working to eradicate shad at Elmer Davis Lake

    Fishing this coming year could improve thanks to the Kentucky Department Of Fish and Wildlife's efforts to eradicate shad on Elmer Davis Lake.
    Shad, a nuisance fish, has become a problem in the lake and efforts are being made to bring back the balance of sport fish for better quality fishing.
    The Lakes 12 foot drawdown process began Oct. 15, with the lake dropping approximately 3 inches a day. The shad eradication began last week.

  • Holiday Hero’s Blood Drive coming to library

    The Holiday Hero's Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Owen County Public Library. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and will be placed into a drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card.
    Sweet treats will be provided by Bird Dog's Coffee and Dani B's Sweet Treats and Custom Cakes.
    Additional drawings for a pecan pie from the Smith House Restaurant and pizza and bread sticks from Hometown Pizza.

  • Fire department hosts annual Christmas dinner
  • A Christmas celebration at the Hartsough House

    He was born in Owenton but was raised in Wheatley by his grandmother. As a young boy he was apprenticed to a Wheatley cabinet maker, and when the Civil War broke out in 1861, 17-year-old John Clayton (J.C.) Hartsough joined the Confederate Army. He served in the acclaimed Orphan Brigade, but before long his boyhood naivety was traded for the realities of war.

  • Lack of women in legislature a symptom, not a sickness

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    The Kentucky House of Representatives will look very different next year, as new Republican leaders take over and chart a new course for the lower chamber, which had previously been under the control of Democrats for close to a century.
    It’s a promising time for Republicans and their priorities. Based on the initial rhetoric of the incoming leaders, there’s also hope for a less divisive, more inclusive House that is willing to consider ideas from all sides.

  • SADD students attend two-day conference
  • At the Library | Dec. 14, 2016

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts, and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Dr. Who Fandom
    Dr. Who fans, come share in your devotion to this science-fiction drama. We’ll watch a clip of the show, enjoy some of Dr. Who’s favorite foods and more, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Cooking with Caleb

  • Robinson Family continues to dazzle

    Weather is always paramount on the Branch. It’s either too dry and hot or too wet and cold. Cold I can manage but dry is a problem. I am happy to report that we got a very good rain last night. With the piddly rains we have been having, my cistern is now at a good level. We also had the first snow last week. Really not worth mentioning, but I am short of content this week.