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Today's Features

  • Only a few Owen countians remain who remember those days, and sadly, those who are gone took with them many poignant, and at times hair-raising stories of the Kentucky steamboat era.

    By the 1820s, steamboat fever had struck Kentucky, and for the next 100 years it captured the economy and imagination of Kentuckians.

    In the 1850s, sidewheelers and sternwheelers on the Kentucky were transporting goods valued at more than $10,000,000 annually, giving a substantial boost to the state’s ecomony.

  • It was another beautiful weekend on the Branch.

    This was Jennifer True’s weekend to be at home. There was not grass to mow, nor garden to plant, no farm chores that needed doing, so as any sensible women would do, she, Fay and Nicole went shopping.

    The “end of winter” sales were in full swing so they took advantage of it. Fay didn’t say they actually bought anything, but that wasn’t the point. It was a great day for a ladies day out.

  • By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A newspaper photographer was told that a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at a rural airport.

    He got there, spotted a plane warming up on the runway, and jumped in, telling the man at the controls: “Let’s go.”

    The plane taxied down the runway, bounced a couple times, and took off.

    Once in the air, the photographer delivered the order: “Fly low over the next ridge to so I can snap some pictures.”

  • A few weeks ago, I wrote about a local pastor, Larry Silverman, of New Covenant Grace Fellowship.

    Shortly after that I was dusting my bookcase and found a book Larry wrote, “The River is Here.”

    The river in the title is taken from something Jesus said: “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’” (John 7:38, New Living Translation).

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to the Rebels and Lady Rebels basketball teams for winning their district tournaments! Adult Bible study will not meet Wednesday night this week – we will be cheering on the Rebels at the regional tournament in Henry County.

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

    MBC’s volleyball team plays at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10. Come out and support our team!

  • Luke Saunier, Fire Chief with the Kentucky Division of Forestry will present a fun presentation with lots of audience participation after school at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 3.

    Those attending will learn how the plants in the forest communicate with each other through an audience-engaging skit where children build a forest and act out the roles of trees, insects and nature.

    There will also be an informative analysis on the importance of trees and plants to Kentucky from a biological, sociological and economic perspective geared for students in grades K-8.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    “Lose the Excuses, Find Results!” is the project title for the OCHS Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at their upcoming state competition.

    The HOSA state competition has numerous project categories with awards for the top three entries in each division. Winners are invited to compete at the national HOSA competition in Nashville, Tenn. during the summer.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Seniors in English 12 at Owen County High School have had the opportunity to engage the world of modern literature with “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a modern novel by Jay Asher, exhibiting the stigma associated with suicide.

    The book not only offers insight on a trouble teen’s life, but presents her story to various characters in a way that causes reflection on their actions and how they were, a “reason why” the protagonist took her life.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Raising small poultry flocks on the farm or in the backyard has become very popular. The most important things to remember when choosing the type of housing are provisions for adequate shelter from weather, adequate ventilation and also protection from predators.

    You should choose housing that is easy to build from readily available materials. Housing should also have a low maintenance cost and support the changing needs of your flock.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    A decade ago Andy and I set to the task of building a potager-style vegetable garden. It has largely been a success, but last year sort of swamped us.