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Today's Features

  • I know Ash Wednesday has come and gone, and we’re smack in the middle of Lent, but Ash Wednesday is on my mind.
    This year I went to two Ash Wednesday services, one in the morning and one at night.
    My husband had asked, “Are you that bad?”
    Well, last year I had vowed to give up recreational shopping for the 40 days leading up to Easter and I did well until I resisted not the temptation to buy something that I can’t even remember and probably isn’t even in my closet anymore.

  • Caney Fork Baptist

  • Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning and during mid-March, the game begins. I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden. I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible, so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame-throwing. I’ll explain.

  • When I was 12 I went steady with Paul Minardi.
    He gave me his blue St. Christopher’s medal, which is what boys gave their girlfriends back then, back before St. Christopher was de-sainted.
    I don’t remember how long we went steady, only that he broke up with me and shattered my 12-year-old heart.
    It was the Worst. Breakup. Ever.
    Until the next one, that is.

  • It wasn’t until the year 1949 that the United States Air Force became a separate branch of the military. Until then it was known as the Army Air Corps, and it was considered part of the Army.

  • Kenny and Annette Widener are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kenneth Evert J. Widener.
    He was born Feb. 1, 2011 and weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces.
    His paternal grandparents are the late Jay and Pauline Widener. His maternal grandparents are Herbert and the late Emogine Prather.

  • Zachary Daniel Smith was born at 7:58 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011, in the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.
    He is the son of Kevin and Mona Smith of Chrisman Lane in Danville.
    He was welcomed into the world by his brother Alex, 5; his maternal grandparents, Freddie and Judy Fralix of Brooksville; his paternal grandparents, David and Freida Smith of New Liberty;  and a great-grandmother, Laura Routt.

  • Kevin Stewart and Toni Wagers exchanged vows Feb. 25, 2011, at their home in Owen County. Troy Bramblett performed the ceremony. Many friends and family joined their celebration of love.

  • The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held its March meeting at the Owen County Public Library March 2 with guests from the Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, NSDAR of Frankfort.  
    Of the four founders of NSDAR, two had Kentucky roots — Mary DeSha of Lexington and Ellen Hardin Walworth of Saratoga, N.Y.
    Our guest speaker, Bonnie Strassell of Poplar Grove, a storyteller who has portrayed many women in history, spends many hours researching her subjects before writing the script to tell their stories.