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Today's Features

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • 4-H Dog Club

    The Dog Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 17, outside of the Owen County Extension Office. Owen County Search and Rescue will be giving a special presentation, weather permitting. If the weather is bad, please call the office to find out if the club is still meeting. The Dog Club is for youth ages 9-18 as of January 1, 2016. Youth do not have to have a dog to participate.

    4-H Small Engines Club

  • “Without him tyrants and humbugs in all countries would have their own way. Of all inventions, of all discoveries in science and art, of all the great results in the wonderful progress of mechanical energy and skill, the printer is the only product of civilization necessary to the existence of free men.” (Charles Dickens, circa 1850)

    Tom Strassell of Poplar Grove has spent a lifetime amid the magic of historic printing, and at the historical society meeting last week he took the audience on an enlightening journey into Kentucky’s past.

  • This has been another busy week for me. It seems like I have been in the van going somewhere all week.

    I was completely out of Jesse food and had to make a run to Frankfort on Tuesday to the library and Walmart. I was also running out of books to read. Wednesday I took my taxes to Long Ridge to have the nice lady there do something efficient with them and dropped in on Teri.

    I made a mistake about the birthday coming up last Saturday. I thought it was Allie’s but it was Catlen, who is the now 5 year old.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    My friend Ricky Jacobs told me a funny tale about the fellow who absolutely despised his wife’s cat and decided to get rid of it by driving down the road a couple miles and dropping it off.

    As that man pulled back into his driveway, he saw the cat sitting on the porch waiting for him.

    The next day, he drove the cat farther away, put it out, and headed home. Again, to his surprise, the cat was sitting on the porch waiting for him.

  • Years ago, I attended a seminar at my church where the speaker, a pastor from a church in San Francisco, quite possibly the coolest city on earth, talked about the “counterintuitive way of doing church.”

    He challenged us to make church a place where those outside the faith could feel welcome as they worked out their process.

    Church, he said, should be a place that encourages questions, gives space for doubt and doesn’t demand that people make on-the-spot faith decisions. Church should be a safe place where people can try faith on, test it out.

  • Lighthouse Church

    We will be having our Easter celebration service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. There will be an Easter egg hunt following the service.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Our celebration song was led by the Rock Stars (our children’s choir) on Sunday. It’s a blessing to hear those sweet voices sing for the Lord.

    Rock Stars will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible study will also be at 7 p.m. in fellowship hall.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. each Sunday.

  • BY JESSI WILLIAMS
    Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 255,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • The five Owen County High School students who participated in the annual Rotary speech contest held Feb. 29 during the Owenton Rotary meeting at the Smith House Restaurant, left to right: Junior Audrey Hager, Freshman Kaitlyn Parker, Sophomores Emily Cammack, Breanna Schadler and Ashley Howard.
    The students had to prepare and memorize a 5-8 minute speech. This year’s theme was, “Gift To the World.” Cammack received third place, Hager second place and Parker first place. Parker will advance on to the next level to represent Owen County.

  • Chamber breakfast meeting to be held March 10

    The next Owen County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting will be held at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, March 10, at the Smith House Restaraunt.

    Manager of Energy Efficient Programs at Kentucky Utilities, Rhonda Truman, will be the guest speaker.

    Please RSVP to jonesdave2001@yahoo.com, or call or text (502) 750-2400, by Tuesday, March 8.

    Upcoming blood drive to be held Friday