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Today's Features

  • Years ago, I attended a seminar at my church where the speaker, a pastor from a church in San Francisco, quite possibly the coolest city on earth, talked about the “counterintuitive way of doing church.”

    He challenged us to make church a place where those outside the faith could feel welcome as they worked out their process.

    Church, he said, should be a place that encourages questions, gives space for doubt and doesn’t demand that people make on-the-spot faith decisions. Church should be a safe place where people can try faith on, test it out.

  • Lighthouse Church

    We will be having our Easter celebration service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. There will be an Easter egg hunt following the service.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Our celebration song was led by the Rock Stars (our children’s choir) on Sunday. It’s a blessing to hear those sweet voices sing for the Lord.

    Rock Stars will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible study will also be at 7 p.m. in fellowship hall.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. each Sunday.

  • BY JESSI WILLIAMS
    Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 255,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • The five Owen County High School students who participated in the annual Rotary speech contest held Feb. 29 during the Owenton Rotary meeting at the Smith House Restaurant, left to right: Junior Audrey Hager, Freshman Kaitlyn Parker, Sophomores Emily Cammack, Breanna Schadler and Ashley Howard.
    The students had to prepare and memorize a 5-8 minute speech. This year’s theme was, “Gift To the World.” Cammack received third place, Hager second place and Parker first place. Parker will advance on to the next level to represent Owen County.

  • Chamber breakfast meeting to be held March 10

    The next Owen County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting will be held at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, March 10, at the Smith House Restaraunt.

    Manager of Energy Efficient Programs at Kentucky Utilities, Rhonda Truman, will be the guest speaker.

    Please RSVP to jonesdave2001@yahoo.com, or call or text (502) 750-2400, by Tuesday, March 8.

    Upcoming blood drive to be held Friday

  • The Owen County Public Library is delighted to announce a series of hands-on art experiences for the whole family.

    Beginning in April patrons will be able to create art work once a month with Jennifer Zingg of Full Circle Gallery in Frankfort.

    Zingg is nationally known for her stunning figurative and zoological sculpture using gourds and she makes learning about art processes fun and rewarding.

    Her series is titled “Meet Kentucky Masters” and she has selected a well-known Kentucky artist as her focus for each class session.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    The Principals Advisory Council and GRIT Team at OCHS hosted Chamber of Commerce members on Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Leadership Owen program.

    The PAC and GRIT team held a meeting Friday, Feb. 26, to plan what would be a day to showcase all that OCHS has to offer students.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

    The Kentucky Division of Water may contact you for a variety of reasons. The division’s mission is “to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.”

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm…I can barely stand the wait! I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • “Stalwart of frame no doubt they were, with muscles hardened under the strain of toil; hale and hearty, vigorous and strong, able to wield the axe against the trunk of a forest monarch or the head of an intruding savage; to aid their husbands and fathers to plow and plant, to reap and mow, to rake and bind and gather.”

    With these words 20th century historian, H.C. McCook, gave insight into the fortitude and enduring stamina of the early pioneer woman.