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Today's Features

  • The children of Dennis and Beverly Miller are proud to invite all friends and family to gather for a celebration lunch to honor the couple for 40 years of marriage. A potluck style meal, followed with cake and punch will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the Owen County Extension Office. Arrive any time after noon to visit and share in some laughs and photos from the past.

  • The iron cage surrounds the tombstone, and though grass and vines vie for a place beside the monument, the cage in the Pleasant Home Cemetery has steadfastly stood its ground for many years.

    The road to the cemetery still bears the name Lowdenback, in honor of the Lowdenback family who first put down roots in this small community located near Gratz.

  • What an absolutely beautiful weekend.

    John Harrod finally had his birthday party. Because I got confused about the actual date of his birthday and put the “surprise party” in the paper a week too soon and blew the surprise, Tona postponed the party till this Saturday.

    John told me he had seen the column and saw a surprise party was planned, but he didn’t say anything about knowing about it and planned to be surprised when it was sprung on him.

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    Congratulations to Foster and Gerry Smith on celebrating 50 years of marriage Feb. 16!

    Adult Bible study will not be held Wednesday night this week, but come join us in Gallatin County supporting our basketball players and cheerleaders in the district tournament. Go Rebels!

    If there is no school on a Wednesday, then Rock Stars will not meet Wednesday evening.

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

  • Ask a group of restaurant servers which is their least favorite shift to work and their number one answer will be Sunday after church.

    It seems we churchgoers are a cranky bunch when we’re hungry, and that’s putting it politely.

    Their consensus of us is that we’re demanding and rude. We sit in large groups and stay longer than we should, discussing the morning’s sermon (or latest church gossip) and commenting on the heathens at the nearby table drinking Bloody Marys.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A stingy old fellow who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness was determined to take his money with him to heaven.

    He instructed his wife to take his money out of the bank and fill up two pillow cases and to put those pillow cases in the attic, directly above his bed.

    That way, when he died, he reasoned he could grab the money on his way up to heaven.

    After the funeral, the man’s wife went into the attic, and there were the pillow cases, still stuffed with cash.

  • BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Owen County Emergency Management recognizes Feb. 22-28, 2016 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Three Owen County High School students were selected to participate in the 57th annual Morehead Band Clinic at Morehead State University this past weekend.

  • BY DAVID GUEST & R. OWEN HILLARD
    Leadership Owen Co. Class of 2016

    The eighth biannual Owen County Leadership class of 2016 had its first meeting Feb. 5-6 at the Owen County Extension Office.

    The focus of this program is to develop current and future community activities and leaders to help build a better Owen County. A total of 20 individuals are in this group and will be working as a team over the next nine months.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    A strong scent of skunk has been lingering around the house for the last few weeks, which is actually surprising. Surprising because of the livestock guardian dogs’ presence, not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.