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Today's Features

  • The iron cage surrounds the tombstone, and though grass and vines vie for a place beside the monument, the cage in the Pleasant Home Cemetery has steadfastly stood its ground for many years.

    The road to the cemetery still bears the name Lowdenback, in honor of the Lowdenback family who first put down roots in this small community located near Gratz.

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to Foster and Gerry Smith on celebrating 50 years of marriage Feb. 16!

    Adult Bible study will not be held Wednesday night this week, but come join us in Gallatin County supporting our basketball players and cheerleaders in the district tournament. Go Rebels!

    If there is no school on a Wednesday, then Rock Stars will not meet Wednesday evening.

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

  • Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.

    It seems we churchgoers are a cranky bunch when we’re hungry, and that’s putting it politely.

    Their consensus of us is that we’re demanding and rude. We sit in large groups and stay longer than we should, discussing the morning’s sermon (or latest church gossip) and commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A stingy old fellow who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness was determined to take his money with him to heaven.

    He instructed his wife to take his money out of the bank and fill up two pillow cases and to put those pillow cases in the attic, directly above his bed.

    That way, when he died, he reasoned he could grab the money on his way up to heaven.

    After the funeral, the man’s wife went into the attic, and there were the pillow cases, still stuffed with cash.

  • Its smooth, rounded face embraced over 140 years of history. Purchased in Liverpool, England, it became war plunder when it was removed from the body of a young Kentucky soldier at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

    Through the determined efforts of former Owen countian Jerry Cecil, the pocket watch of 2nd Lt. John J. Crittenden III, who died at Custer’s Last Stand, is on display at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    Welcome to the newest member of the MBC family, Campbell Carter. Congratulations to Shelby, Nick, Carson, Cooper and all the Carter family!

    If there is no school on a Wednesday, then Rock Stars will not meet on Wednesday evening.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. Sundays.

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, and at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29. Come out and support our team.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    The funniest story of the week has to be about the fellow who approached his pastor to ask him to pray about his hearing.

    Instantly, that pastor laid both hands on that fellow’s head, and began praying. When the pastor finished praying, he looked at the fellow and said: “Now how’s your hearing.”

    “I don’t know,” the fellow responded. “It’s not until Thursday.”

  • “Dear Me,

    You are the most awesome-est thing that has ever walked on this earth. Love, Me” -- found on the Internet

    Just when you think you’ve heard everything, something new comes along that causes you to shake your head in curious amazement.

    According to a Charisma News report, sologamy is on the rise as the latest marriage trend.

    It seems that people, mostly women, are marrying themselves, often in elaborate ceremonies with a bridal gown, bridesmaids, guests, a reception -- and a honeymoon.

  • Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, Robin Hood and Lady Marion, Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Love stories, some historic, others fictional, have always ignited the imagination, captured the heart and survived the test of time.

    Family love stories have entertained Owen countians for generations. Some create poignant memories of long ago, while others elicit skepticism at the thought of Papaw in the role of Romeo.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Will Rogers, the humorist from a generation ago, said lots of funny things in his day, including this ditty:

    “When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa did. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”