Today's Features

  • On Thanksgiving Day, 1950, an uninvited and unwelcome guest made an appearance in Owen County.
    Its arrival took folks by surprise, and its impact upon Owen County and Kentucky was undeniable.
    Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when it departed a few days later, and yet memories of its presence were shared for years to come.

  • Elk Lick Baptist Church
    Bro. John’s sermon was on John 21:20-25 “What’s That To You” where Peter worried about what John was doing instead of worry about his own actions.
    We had Singspiration Sunday night, an evening of praise and worship in song. Please keep in prayer all those on our prayer list, including unsaved family and friends, families who have lost loved ones, the military, missionaries, our police force, government officials, school systems and our church family.

  • ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • If age determined manhood, perhaps they didn’t qualify. Many were eighteen or nineteen, some younger. Yet, that fact was insignificant in battle. In all the wars which our country fought, young men served as a testimony that age is not a qualifying factor that determines honor, sacrifice, or heroism.
    The Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 tested the mettle of our nation, as a new breed of Americans fought and won their independence.

  • Eddie and Patty Cozine of Sparta and Marvin and Teresa Perkins of Owenton wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney to Jon.
    Courtney is a 2011 graduate of Gallatin County High School. She is currently employed by Dorman Products of Warsaw where she is a Customer Service Representative.
    Jon is a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School. He is currently employed by North American Stainless of Ghent.
    A 2016 summer wedding is being planned.

  • I spent this past weekend feeling sad.
    The reason isn’t important — actually, there really wasn’t a reason other than I just felt like being sad, and so I was.
    I called my sister to tell her that I was sad, but she was at her granddaughter’s soccer game and didn’t answer her phone, which made me even sadder.
    I would’ve told my husband I was sad, but he would just tell me all the reasons I have not to be sad or he’d give me a pep talk, which is not the proper response to sadness, in my opinion.

  • ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • Elk Lick Baptist Church
    Bro. John’s sermon on Nov. 1 was from Romans 5:15-19 “The Gift by Grace.”
    Louise Johnson sang “Stand By Me” and Bonnie Woodyard also sang a special song.
    The Hen House Ladies met last Friday at the church.
    We will host the South Owen community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Elk Lick Baptist Church. Please bring your favorite desert for after the service.

  • The solemn faces of four men and two young boys are featured in the photo. Posed in front of the Danish post office and dressed in early 20th century clothing, the group creates a picturesque image of early Owen County life.
    Twin Creek Valley is nestled adjacent to the Kentucky River near the Carroll County community of Worthville. At the turn of the 20th century, folks settled in this area to farm and operate businesses. Before long, several small communities sprang up, and for a time prospered.