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Today's Features

  • This is a week of transition. Winter is ending, jobs that need doing inside are now being done in lieu of better weather to come and calving is about over.

    Daylight Saving is changing this coming weekend. Everybody will spring forward.

    Basketball is into the season ending tournaments and Downton Abbey has left the building. I have no idea what I will do with my Sunday nights in the future, but I guess I’ll think of something.

  • 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!

  • By DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    The Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small grass fire behind the OCHS football field Sunday.

    During this dry season, the fire departments of Owen County would like to urge all residents to take extra precautions concerning fires.

  • By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    OCHS juniors hit the books in preparation for the ACT on March 1.

    The ACT is the standardized test most colleges and universities use for admission because it shows a student’s level of knowledge in the areas of math, reading, English and science. Most colleges require students to meet a benchmark score on each subject before admission.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold. It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.

    Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth? No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us content until spring truly arrives.

  • 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.”