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Today's Features

  • Sawyer Quinn Duvall was born at 7:53 p.m. April 8, 2011, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-inches long.
    He is the son of Dustin and Brittany Duvall of Harrordsburg.
    He is welcomed to the world by his maternal grandparents, Rickey and Sherrie Hall of Lawrenceburg; and his paternal grandparents, Libby Duvall and Donnie and Regina Duvall, all of Owenton.
    He is the great-grandson of Ethel Hammond and the late Albert Hammond Jr.; and Don and Florence Cook.

     

  • As his lean, nimble fingers glided effortlessly along the dulcimer strings, Ron Devore coaxed a variety of melodious songs from his instrument. The soft-spoken gentleman, dressed in bibbed overalls, delighted his audience Thursday at the monthly historical society meeting.
    At times, the strings jumped as they danced lively to Bluegrass tunes or Appalachian clogging; then would soften to the wailful love songs of 16th-century England. In either case, there was plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping accompaniment from appreciative spectators.

  • Throughout the years, Owen countians have dealt with houses displaying leaky roofs, crumbling porches, and weather-beaten exteriors. Many family homesteads were ravaged by insects, rodents and time; yet from one generation to another, families of Owen County gathered to repair, repaint, and rejoice over the ability to rejuvenate the family home yet once again.

  • Every year I write about mulch but no ones seems to care. Mounds of mulch still choke the trunks of trees everywhere you look this time of the year. Trees in landscapes look like telephone poles sticking out of soon-to-be-crusted-over black mulch. How’s that for a foreboding tale. Here’s the message, too much mulch is a bad thing. I know, some people have been liberated but we still have some more work to do. The bottom line: 2 inches of coarse mulch that is not piled around the trunk of the tree or shrub is the desired goal.

  • ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
    BEECHWOOD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
    Pastor Curt Smith, 10710 Georgetown Rd., 514-1112. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m. Call 514-1112 if you need a ride.
    HESLER ASSEMBLY OF GOD
    Pastor Jerry Peters, 25 Breck Rd. (Corner of Hwy. 227 and 845); (502) 484-0607. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday’s Family Night – Lost-n-Found Youth, 7 p.m., Children & Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.; heslerag.com.
    BAPTIST
    BEECH GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH

  • One of my favorite books on my shelf at home is a stolen hymnal.
    I stole it probably 15 or 16 years ago from church and about 12 years ago I told my pastor about it. That was after our church had already gotten rid of all the old hymnals and started putting the lyrics to the songs we sing in the weekly bulletin and on the video screen in the sanctuary during the service.

  • Good Friday Community Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Owenton. You are invited to the annual community Good Friday Service. Local pastors will be leading the service. Our theme is “Images of the Cross in Isaiah.” There will be powerful, uplifting music and a nursery will be provided.
     

  • Kendall Rae Woodyard is celebrating her first birthday, April 14, 2011. She is the daughter of Justice Switzer Woodyard and Johnathan B. Woodyard. Kendall is pictured here with Granny, Edith Switzer.

  • James Thurman and Billie Jo Arthur Henage will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 14.
    In observance of their anniversary, a party will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Violet Ridge Church of Christ, 1000 Violet Road in Crittenden.
    The party is being given by their children, Todd Henage and Nancy Bradley. They also have four grandchildren.
    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Clint Hamilton, right, was one of 50 accounting majors from across the country chosen to participate in Deloitte Touche’s  alternative spring break in Washington, D.C. The college students worked with Deloitte accountants and consultants and United Way professionals on various projects benefitting inner-city D.C. children.
    Deloitte is very involved with the U.S. Olympic team and will be a corporate sponsor of the 2012 Games. Olympic speed skating gold medalist Apolo Ohno, left, spoke to the students about leadership and community involvement.