Today's Features

  • During the entire time I was pregnant with my youngest daughter nearly 35 years ago, my husband was also unemployed.
    Back then, I carefully budgeted every cracker, every bowl of Cheerios, every ounce of milk, with absolutely no wiggle room.
    One day after a trip to the market I grabbed one too many grocery bags out of the car to bring inside to our apartment and a plastic gallon jug of milk dropped and splattered all over the sidewalk.
    Despite the adage, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” I cried.

  • Monterey Christian

    The Christmas program at Monterey Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will take place on Thursday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. Come one, come all!  (This is a date change from original announcement.) For more information, please call 484-9917.

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist

  • It’s the little-known stories of everyday folks that create entertaining chapters of history. Kentucky claims many of these stories, and though some Kentuckians became famous, the accomplishments of many others were unknown outside their local area.
    Although Marconi claimed to have invented the radio, Nathan B. Stublefield, a farmer, fruit grower and electrician from Murray, Ky., was the first to invent this piece of technology that changed the world.

  • We had our first snow on the Branch this week. It was something of a shock after the long stretch of mild weather we have had all fall. It wasn’t much, just enough to make the roads slick. We canceled church because our preacher has to drive from Lexington and Sue has to now drive to Owenton, up the Gratz hill and back to Monterey to get to our church.

  • By Roger Alford

  • Here’s something to chew on with your morning coffee: What if being better — sinning less, doing more good than bad — isn’t God’s primary goal in the lives of Christians?
    And, what if our struggle with sin (sin being another word for trying to do life by our own power and following our own individual bent and moral compass) — what if that internal tug-o-war between wanting to please God and wanting to please ourselves isn’t a sign of spiritual failure but is really a sign of spiritual health?

  • Monterey Baptist Church

  • Assac Cobb is believed to have been the first white child born in Owen County. He was the eighth child of Samuel Cobb and his second wife, who were among the first settlers in Lusby’s Mill. Samuel Cobb fought in the Revolutionary War, and his first wife and two daughters were scalped and killed by Indians in South Carolina. In the late 1790s, the Cobbs and three other families settled on the banks of Eagle Creek behind present-day Mussel Shoals Church.

  • I think everybody on the Branch had a great Thanksgiving. We went to John’s this year; just Ann, John, Charity and I. They had already put up their tree and decorated for Christmas. We had a delicious meal, compliments of Kroger. I had announced that “mother” was no longer cooking, so John stepped into the breach and said he would have it at his house. I didn’t know one could buy turkey already cooked and all the side dishes that go with it. You learn something new, even at my age.