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Today's Features

  • Home school children from across Owen County visited the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department March 16. The children were given a tour of the department. Members of Owen County EMS and Owen County Search and Rescue were also on hand to give the children an idea of what they do in the event of an emergency.

  • The constant movement of horses, wagons and immigrants, making their way across the Appalachian mountain chain into the wilderness of Kentucky, created visible paths from  previously indiscernible buffalo trails. However, it would take over 50 or more years before the mucky, muddy roads in Owen County became more navigable . Even then, Owen’s outlying communities found themselves quite isolated during the spring rains.

  • Welcome to Spring. At least the first day was nice, but cold. I wore black to church on Sunday, in memory of the past Cats that made it out of the second round and that is the last mention of the basketball season’s passing.

    It was 23-degrees on the Branch Sunday night.

  • I’ve heard it said that a man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he like.

    If I could do whatever I like, I’d eat several massive cinnamon rolls every morning for breakfast, spend the day on my couch watching reruns of “Gilmore Girls,” punch a few people I know in the nose, never pay my taxes or dust my house.

    That’s just off the top of my head.

    Most of us think freedom is doing anything we want, making our own rules, not submitting to any type of authority – if it feels good, do it.

  • By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A travel agent looked up from his desk to see an elderly lady peering through his office window at posters advertising exotic vacation getaways. Behind the lady was an equally elderly gentleman.

    The agent, in a fit of generosity, invited the two inside and announced that he would send them both on a fabulous, all-expenses-paid vacation to Hawaii.

    He told his secretary to get them airline tickets and to book them in a five-star hotel.

  • 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

    Rock Stars will meet at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday). Bible study will also be at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

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

    We will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m., Friday, March 25.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Rebel Band students brought a distinguished rating back to Owen County March 8.

  • Owen County Schools recently welcomed community leaders during the Owen County Leadership Educational Day with multiple presentations showing the visitors what students are taught in the classroom, celebrating academic achievements and also promoting how students can participate in a variety of extracurricular programs.

    The day began at Owen County Primary School, highlighting Dr. Seuss Day celebrated by the staff and students. Principal Sharen Hubbard welcomed the group with breakfast in the media center and with displays of projects completed by the elementary students.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    The National Honors Society is already busy preparing for the OCHS Relay Week in May, where students come together to participate in a variety of fundraisers to support the Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.

    In an effort to also involve teachers in the fundraising campaign, NHS students are asking community members for a rather odd donation: a toilet.

  • 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.