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Today's News

  • Much to be thankful for throughout 40 years of faith

    Dear God,
    Here I am again, my 17th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithful kindness and goodness to me.
    Lord, you and I have walked together for nearly 40 years, and even when I’ve strayed from the path, you’ve never left my side or dropped hold of my hand, even for a moment.
    You have walked with me through “hell and high water,” through the fire and over the rocky roads. Often I’ve been afraid, although always needlessly.

  • Church News | Nov. 23, 2016

    Owenton First Baptist
    A spirit of joy was felt by all as we gathered to worship the Lord this past Sunday.
    Our pastor brought the message from John 7 entitled “An Incomparable Invitation.”
    Sunday evening we participated in the Community Thanksgiving Service.
    Our young ladies concluded the drive for Operation Christmas Child with a special prayer of blessing for all the children who would be receiving the special gifts.

  • Branch residents make good use of warm weather

    This has been a very good week on the Branch. The weather was mild to downright hot.
    I had my Hand and Foot ladies on Friday. It was my turn to host the card group. We had the doors open, and it was 78 degrees. We are a bit dry. We only had about two-tenths of an inch of rain, but the Branch never looked better. We had a good afternoon, and they got started home before dark.

  • Man arrested for allegedly sexually abusing 13 year old

    A 26-year-old Owen County man was arrested yesterday evening after he allegedly sexually abused a 13-year-old boy, according to Kentucky State Police.
    Daniel Raymond Dowdy, 26, is charged with second-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, and prohibited use of electronic communications to procure a minor or peace officer for sexual abuse. All three charges are felonies, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson.

  • Rural America shaped by beloved grandfathers

    In rural America, many of these vital people are perhaps best pictured as dressed in overalls and walking behind a plow or sitting atop a tractor.
    Their eyes crinkle at the corners from years of squinting in the sun, and their strong, calloused hands speak of tireless devotion to the land.

  • Governor responds to election narratives that ‘miss the mark’
  • Looking Back | Nov. 16, 2016

    Nov. 15, 2011
    5 years ago
    Extension service helps guests get ready for the holidays

    It’s never too early to begin decking the halls for the holiday.
    The Owen County Extension Service hosted its annual Holiday Trimmings Workshop Nov. 10. The workshop is held the second Thursday of every November and has remained an Owen County holiday tradition since the mid-1980s.

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing says ‘thank you’ as part of 30th anniversary

    By Rachel Volk
    Georgetown News-Graphic
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky pulled a Publisher’s Clearing House on several non-profits in Georgetown Thursday morning.
    As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Toyota surprised The Gathering Place Mission, Georgetown-Scott County Immigrant Initiative and Scott County Habitat for Humanity with $10,000 each.

  • Verna Payne turning 100

    Ms. Verna Payne will celebrate her 100th birthday at the Owen County Extension Office from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27. Former students, friends, and well wishers can arrange to send cards or messages by calling (859) 801-1352.

  • At the Library | Nov. 16, 2016

    Leather Crafts
    Construct a model leather Indian teepee or canoe learning more about Native Americans and how they lived beginning 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.
    Coil Pots