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Today's Features

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book. In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year. The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they also kept the birds away.

  • Childhood memories leave a lasting imprint upon our souls, and sharing them with others create a picturesque journey into the past.

    These memories come to life in diaries and letters, and are captured and shared at family gatherings.

    In a 1975 News-Herald article, former Owen countian, Herbert Gibson, journeyed back to his youth and presented a colorfully vivid account of early Owen County.

    Herbert was born at Pleasant Home in 1893 and described his small community and its people who shared life together.

  • The weather man said March will finally leave us this week and we’ll get some spring weather. It’s about time. This is a bit much, even for Kentucky.

    I have had a fire all week. John brought over more wood, thinking this week was going to be cold too. My bones take more heat than the average person. He is finally over his cold and feeling much better.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A city slicker ran his car into a ditch while traveling a country road. Fortunately, a local farmer came to help with his big horse named Buddy.

    The farmer hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull.” Buddy didn’t move.

    Then the farmer hollered: “Pull, Buster, pull.” Buddy didn’t respond.

    Once more the farmer shouted: “Pull, Coco, pull.” Buddy didn’t budge.

  • The other day my husband opened up both of the closet doors in our bedroom and pointed out that my stuff has progressively crept into his closet and that I should do something about it.

    “Like throw your stuff out to make more room for mine?” I asked.

    Um, the answer to that would be no.

    So, I got a plastic bag and started filling it with clothes I no longer wear, and then I started going through old file folders filled with notes and beginnings of columns. That always prompts a bits and pieces column, like today’s. So, here goes:

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed today as Bro. Bill shared a message, “Stop Signs of Faith,” taken from Isaiah 55:8-9 and other passages.  The way we follow the laws of our country is often the way we follow God’s directions and He has shown us through His Son and His Word how to live, even though we often think we know better and choose our own way.

    Hope the kids have had a great spring break and ready to be back in ARC on Wednesday. If transportation is needed, call 484-5236.

  • The fourth-grade students at Owen County Upper Elementary School were transported back in time on two occasions this year as history was brought to life for them through the presentations of Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty.

    Hardesty received his B.F.A. in acting/theatre from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and has since performed professionally in theatre, film, and television, including prominent leading roles in “Biloxi Blues,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

  • Fifth Grade

    All ‘A’ Honor Roll: August Barker, Lillian Baumann, Lilly Chappell, Gracie Ferguson, Lindsey Hobbs, Brady Kemper, McKenna McNay, Avery Miller, Maggie Ponder, Anna Riddle, Brandon Snell and Bryce Thornton

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    On Friday, April 1, the OCHS Music Department hosted the annual school talent show.

    With a total of 13 acts and over 20 performers, students at the end of the school day were entertained by a variety of talented peers.

    From singing and playing instruments, to dramatic skits and juggling, our students were proud to show off what they do best.

    Freshman Peyton Burton emceed the show and introduced the student performances:

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Three OCHS student leaders have taken the initiative to facilitate a Bible study twice a week before the school day begins.

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to the start of school at 7:45 a.m., OCHS students are welcome to attend a Bible study in Mrs. Katie Ashcraft’s classroom. Juniors Skye Decandia and Ross Ford, and freshman Kaitlyn Parker are the student leaders of this study.