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Today's News

  • Many early Owen countians called New Columbus home

     The stream was named after Revolutionary War veteran John Guill. It emptied into Big Eagle Creek, and although most of the time it displayed a serene demeanor, torrential rainfalls could transform its sleepy countenance into a rugged raging deluge.
    John Guill settled in the New Columbus area in 1780, and it was here he built his cabin and raised his family near the stream that bore his name.

  • Looking Back | March 1, 2017

    Feb. 29, 2012
    5 years ago
    New Owen County library building taking shape

    People driving down Hwy 22 East can now catch a glimpse of the beginning stages of the new Owen County Public Library.
    Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert said construction recently began on the facilities interior walls and workers will be completing the roof as soon as possible.

  • Owen District Court | Feb. 24, 2017

    Feb. 24, 2017

    Isaac Goematt, 1994, fourth-degree assault, continued to March 10.
    Katina Gordon, 1980, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for March 10.

  • At the Library | March 1, 2017

    Crazy About Horses
    We welcome special presenter, Cara Stewart, to the Owen County Public Library for this after school program. Those attending will discover fun facts about horses and investigate the many breeds of horses and their unique attributes. The event begins at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    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.
    Kids and Canvas

  • Nature may think it’s April, we know better

    All in all, it has been a good week on the Branch, though Wanda, Barbara and Joyce started it by going to a funeral on Monday. Joyce’s brother Jimmy’s companion, Naomi, lost her sister, Jessie. She was also the sister of Charlie Carter. We send our condolences to the family. Uncle also had his 89th birthday on Saturday. Tim and Trina’s son had a birthday on the 28th. Trina is one of the Schimmoeller twins. Wanda also said she forgot to mention Butch Lawrence’s birthday on Valentine’s Day. Happy birthday to all the February celebrants.

  • As time grows shorter, work escalates

    FRANKFORT — As our time in Frankfort grows shorter, our work escalates. We passed the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session earlier this week, but there is still much to be done and important bills are still making their way through the legislative process.
    Education has been and will continue to be at the top of our priority list. In the past week, we have passed several measures out of the Senate dealing with education.

  • Community News | March 1, 2017

    Owen County Council for the Arts to host Evening of Poetry & Song
    The Owen County Council For the Arts will present Evening of Poetry & Song, from 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 3, at the Wild Goose Cafe.
    Gabriel Fox, Judy Vanarsdale, George Tinsdale, Mark Schimmoeller, Trina Pfeiffer, Wyatt Beard and Hannah Johnson will give poetry readings. Chris Beverly will play music.
    The event is free of charge. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the Owen County Council for the Arts. For information, call (502) 484-3755.

  • Runnin’ Rebels end season 7-24

    The basketball season is over for the Owen County Rebels.
    The season ended last Wednesday night as the team fell 60-36 to Gallatin County in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. The Rebels finished the season 7-24.
    Owen County started the tournament last Monday night by defeating Carroll County 73-60. The Rebels placed five players in double figures led by Nolan Tackett who finished with 21 points. Cameron McAnally and Walker McDonald each scored 13 points. Patrick Osborne added 11 points and Austin Fitzgerald finished with 10 points.

  • Livestock Market Report | March 1, 2017

    Feb. 22, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 701
    Feb. 15: 703
    Last year: 788
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers 300 to 600 lbs. sold $3 to $5 higher, over 600 mostly steady. Feeder heifers under 600 lbs. sold $2 to $4 higher, over 600 lbs. unevenly steady. Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady. Good demand throughout the sale.
    Feeders: 621
    Slaughter: 45
    Replacement: 35
    The feeder supply included 24.6 percent steers, 47.7 percent heifers, and 16.4 percent bulls. Near 45 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Don’t skimp on routine tractor maintenance

    by Steve Musen