Features http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en New Liberty News: Farmers get crops in http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/new-liberty-news-farmers-get-crops <p> <strong>BY DEBBIE JAMES<br /> </strong></p> Extension Service News: Extension celebrates 100 years of volunteers http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/extension-service-news-extension-celebrates-100-years-volunteers <p> The organization of thriving communities is characterized by the mobilization of its volunteers. For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has been successful in recruiting, developing and retaining high quality volunteers of all ages.<br /> Kay's Branch News, Jan. 21: The good, the bad and the vacation http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kays-branch-news-jan-21-good-bad-and-vacation <p> There&rsquo;s been a lot going on this week, some good and some not so good. We&rsquo;ll start with the bad news.<br /> Teri came to do laundry on Wednesday. I was in the sun room and she was on the other end of the house in the back hall where the laundry is. She kept telling me she smelled smoke. John came in a little while after she got here and he was also complaining of smelling smoke. Of course, I haven&rsquo;t smelled anything since I turned 75, so I hadn&rsquo;t paid any attention to it, but they were right. One could see smoke hanging in the air in the living room.<br /> Stories of courtship and love abound in Owen County http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/stories-courtship-and-love-abound-owen-county <p> &nbsp;The tiny-waisted dress cascades to the floor in sheer delightful layers of light blue. The mannequin which highlights this elegant piece stands on the second floor of the Owen County Historical Society Museum and displays this poignant reminder of love, courtship and marriage.<br /> Owen County Historical Society, Dec. 31: Stewart's legacy will live on for years to come http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-county-historical-society-dec-31-stewarts-legacy-will-live-years-come <p> &nbsp;In many ways these words serve as a poignant reminder of the life of former Owen County High School band director, Marvin Stewart. His love of music touched not only Owen county children but also made an impact on thousands of people he met both in this country and around the world.<br /> Owen County Historical Society, Dec. 31: http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-county-historical-society-dec-31 <p> &nbsp;In many ways these words serve as a poignant reminder of the life of former Owen County High School band director, Marvin Stewart. His love of music touched not only Owen county children but also made an impact on thousands of people he met both in this country and around the world.<br /> Kay's Branch News, Dec. 3, 2014: Lots to be thankful for on the Branch this season http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kays-branch-news-dec-3-2014-lots-be-thankful-branch-season <p> I seem to always start with corrections. This week is no different. Joel&rsquo;s trip to Italy wasn&rsquo;t delayed by bad weather in the states, it was held up in Italy because the plane they were to fly home in had a missing part in the tail section of the plane.<br /> Mills have rich history in Owen County http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/mills-have-rich-history-owen-county <p> For 90 years they have nestled against the home of Monterey resident Margaret Murphy. Over time the elements pummeled their surface in an attempt to claim them, yet the mill stones of&nbsp;Branham&rsquo;s mill&nbsp;have survived; and their presence reflects the enduring history of Owen County grist&nbsp;mills.<br />