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Today's Features

  • In the 1830s the Second Great Awakening spread like wildfire across frontier Kentucky planting deep religious roots along the way.
    During the same decade, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson, was reelected president, the Oregon Trail beckoned the out to the western frontier and staunch American patriots were slaughtered at the Battle of the Alamo.

  • As I begin writing this morning, I’m sitting in long pants and a sweatshirt. The house is still open, and it will warm up as the day progresses, but there is a hint of fall in the air. The grass is still green and growing as I sit here, but fall is definitely on the way.
    Tuesday was John’s 51st birthday, and his only wish was the annual roast beef and veggies and all the trimmings, plus chocolate cupcakes, which meant I had the oven going on Monday and Tuesday, so I welcome the cooler weather.

  • She’s a home-grown girl and her down-home humor danced about the room like a tonic.
    Owen County Mother of the Year is just one of her titles, but on any given day, whatever hat Melody Stafford wears is sure to be overflowing with love and laughter, at times accompanied by lively antics.

  • The 127 Yard Sale is over; the kids are back in school, and high school football will soon begin. The Olympic games have had everyone with a TV glued to their sets this week.

  • BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

    It’s not too late to continue to enjoy your garden and to add new plantings. You can grow a variety of produce in Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks and have several fresh items available well into the fall.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?

  • The News-Herald sent out new teacher questionnaires to the Owen County School District’s new hires. Below are the answers we received.

    Owen County Lower/Upper Elementary:

    Angie Buechel

    Hometown: “I was born and raised in Independence, Ky. and currently live in Florence, Ky. “

    Grade/subject: Preschool

  • Some seem to be made up of all angles and sharp turns, and they never forget good manners. Others are pillow-soft, whose laps are wide and inviting and whose deep laughter somersaults from one end of a room to the other.

    They are known as grandmother, grandma, granny, mamaw, nana or some other term of endearment, and they fill our bellies with treats, our hearts with joy and our lives with a touch of magic.

  • Most of the news this week involves the U.S. Hwy. 127 Yard Sale.

    Wanda, along with her mother, brothers and sister, were up to their elbows in it. Joyce loaned her big yard and lot to people to setup. Charles and Tess, with some help from Noel, cooked and served lunch to the visitors and Wanda, Ray and Barbara had wagon loads of “stuff” for sale.