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Today's Features

  • 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

  • “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.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    I got such a kick out of a post my niece Becky Ayres shared on Facebook one day last week listing the reasons she can relate to a raccoon. This is her list:

  • Once upon a time I had $3 pants.

    Dark, forest green rayon pinstriped dress slacks, with teeny flecks of black in the fabric. Regularly $45 marked down to $14.29 with an additional 30 percent off, then another 70 percent off – $3 pants!

    I was so excited about my purchase that when I got them home I immediately put them in a place of honor in my closet and sat on my bed to admire my precious find.

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    We were blessed to have Julie Spaulding lead us in praise and worship Sunday. It’s always a pleasure to see the young adults participate in our worship service.

    Rock Stars will meet on at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. They will not meet on Wednesdays when school is cancelled.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Come out and support our team!

  • Only a few Owen countians remain who remember those days, and sadly, those who are gone took with them many poignant, and at times hair-raising stories of the Kentucky steamboat era.

    By the 1820s, steamboat fever had struck Kentucky, and for the next 100 years it captured the economy and imagination of Kentuckians.

    In the 1850s, sidewheelers and sternwheelers on the Kentucky were transporting goods valued at more than $10,000,000 annually, giving a substantial boost to the state’s ecomony.

  • It was another beautiful weekend on the Branch.

    This was Jennifer True’s weekend to be at home. There was not grass to mow, nor garden to plant, no farm chores that needed doing, so as any sensible women would do, she, Fay and Nicole went shopping.

    The “end of winter” sales were in full swing so they took advantage of it. Fay didn’t say they actually bought anything, but that wasn’t the point. It was a great day for a ladies day out.

  • By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A newspaper photographer was told that a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at a rural airport.

    He got there, spotted a plane warming up on the runway, and jumped in, telling the man at the controls: “Let’s go.”

    The plane taxied down the runway, bounced a couple times, and took off.

    Once in the air, the photographer delivered the order: “Fly low over the next ridge to so I can snap some pictures.”

  • A few weeks ago, I wrote about a local pastor, Larry Silverman, of New Covenant Grace Fellowship.

    Shortly after that I was dusting my bookcase and found a book Larry wrote, “The River is Here.”

    The river in the title is taken from something Jesus said: “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’” (John 7:38, New Living Translation).

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to the Rebels and Lady Rebels basketball teams for winning their district tournaments! Adult Bible study will not meet Wednesday night this week – we will be cheering on the Rebels at the regional tournament in Henry County.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10. Come out and support our team!