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Today's Features

  • The three most important things you can do to protect livestock in cold weather are providing sufficient water, giving ample high-quality feed and offering weather protection. Cold stress reduces livestock productivity, including rate of gain, milk production and reproductive difficulty, and can cause disease problems.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Up until recently our mild winter has seen little snow. Snow has an insulating effect which is particularly useful when we have frigid temperatures, otherwise it can be a joy to snow lovers and a nuisance to those who would rather be “snow birds.”

    Ground level snow will actually protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    I got such a kick out the story I heard the other day about two good ol’ boys who had arrived back home separately after an evening out.

    “Here’s your hat,” one friend said to the other. “You forgot it when you left that place.”

    The other replied: “That’s not my hat.”

    “Well,” said the friend, “no wonder that fellow put up such a fight.”

  • Since my friend Mike has been sober, he’s taken me to one of his AA meetings every so often.

    I don’t struggle with alcohol, but I have my own compulsions and obsessions.

    It’s my opinion that every one of us is addicted to something and that those somethings can and do change, sometimes daily.

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    The fifth Sunday of the month, Jan. 31, has been declared “Sweat Suit Sunday” by the pastor. Wear comfy clothes to church that morning!

    Fill the pews with shoes is a community wide activity to support the Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center. Bring new tennis shoes to church on Sunday, Jan. 31, so we can fill the pews with shoes. The minimum size for children is 5; ladies maximum size is 10; and men’s maximum size is 13. Only new tennis shoes will be accepted.

  • BY DAVID LILLY

    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    Plan now to be able to stay where you are when a storm hits. If you are not at home when the storm starts, you may need to stay where you are until the roads are safe. This means having basic supplies of food and water in several locations, including your workplace, vehicle, and, if possible, other places where you and members of your household regularly spend time (e.g., house of worship, community center, and school). 

  • Shooting leaves one dead
    Dec. 1, 2010
    5 years ago

    A 71-year-old Corinth man has been charged with murder after what Kentucky State Police say may have been a drug-related meeting.
    Christopher Dennis Jr. was arrested Saturday morning after KSP troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele, of Georgetown, shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane on Friday.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardner

  • BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    It’s official: we are in the midst of the holiday season.
    While you’re still repurposing Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, it’s never too late to make sure we take time for safety.
    Travel, celebrations, decorations and shopping may give you some frayed nerves, but at all costs, avoid frayed wires.

  • Thanksgiving was a huge success on the Branch.
    The sun was shining, the air was crisp but not cold and all the guests arrived and enjoyed the feast. John hosted our celebration this year. Both of Charity’s children, in-law Chad and baby Liam, my daughters Ann and Teri and her husband Ray, were in attendance. It was truly a family gathering. The food was good and plentiful. The turkey was done and moist and everyone had brought their appetites.