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Today's Features

  • In early Kentucky they were found in the widely-scattered frontier cabins. As towns sprang up, they congregated at trading posts and taverns. By the 19th and 20th centuries, they patronized the local general stores, and as communities expanded, storytelling became a delightful pastime for folks who were hungry to escape the hum-drum of everyday life.

  • Three elderly ladies got together on Mother’s Day and were talking about how much their sons loved them.

    “My son brings me a huge bouquet of flowers every week, not just on Mother’s Day,” the first woman said. “He’s always bringing me to great restaurants, too. And if I so much as hint that I want something, he goes out and buys it.”

  • Note: On May 3, my husband and I will be married 41 years. I’ve adapted this column from 2009.

    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.

    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 41 years of marriage!

    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study, youth Bible study and Rock Stars meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays.

    The next deacons’ meeting will be at 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). The men’s monthly fellowship will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

  • A small village located in the Scottish highlands boasts of a long history of castles, battles and the Loch Ness monster. Its name, “Inverness,” traveled with Scottish immigrants across the Atlantic, and was bestowed upon several towns and villages in the raw, new land of America.

    The Gowers immigrated from Inverness, Scotland, to Kentucky in the early 1800s. Their daughter, Lucy Harriet Gower, married an upcoming Owenton lawyer in 1824.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    It was a great day in the Lord’s house yesterday as we enjoyed the Capital City Boys concert.  It was a wonderful to worship and fellowship with many other believers.

    Bro. Bill’s message was from 1 Timothy 4 called “Don’t Be Fooled.”

    It was great to have several visitors with us. We invite you to worship with us any Sunday at 11 and 6 with small group study at 9:45.  If transportation is needed call 502-484-5236 or 502-514-1594.

  • A few months ago, the one I call my uncle dad was out shooting a gun and the noise did something to his hearing so now people sound like Donald Duck to him.

    Since then he’s had a lot of people who are also hard of hearing commiserate with him.

    He says it’s comforting to be able to say, “You too?” However, he really, really, really wants his hearing back.

  • By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    It was the last day of school and all the kindergarten students were giving gifts to their teacher.

    The florist’s son handed her a beautifully wrapped box. The teacher felt it and said, “I bet I know what this is. Flowers.”

    “That’s right,” the little boy said. “But how did you know?”

    “Oh, just a wild guess,” she said.

  • “It was a most amazing generation. To say they changed the history of the world is an understatement.”

    With these words, Marlene Browning Wainscott described a moving chapter in the lives of six Owen county veterans.

    Marlene’s program, presented at the historical society meeting last week, brought to life the stories of these Owen County heroes.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the tale about the death row inmate who had been strapped into the electric chair, and the warden was ready to flip the switch.

    “Do you have any last requests?” the warden asked the prisoner.

    “All I ask is that you hold my hand,” the prisoner said.

    Every farm kid who has had exposure to electric fences knows just what would happen if the warden were to hold that man’s hand when the switch was thrown.