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Today's Features

  • The small granite marker seemed insignificant surrounded by larger, more elaborately carved tombstones. The name etched on top of the stone, Colorado Grant, was unknown to most, yet the man buried beneath the gravestone truly touched the lives of Owen countians in the early 1900s, for he gave them a glimpse of the western frontier.

    On a hot day a few weeks ago, as sunlight bounced off tombstones and baked visitors, the Owen County Historical Society and the Owen County Public Library joined together to visit Owen County’s past.

  • A fellow was bragging about his son Johnny getting a job over at the steel mill.

    On his first day, the floor boss, a man with a tough reputation and scolding tongue, called Johnny into his little office to lay some ground rules.

    “You the new man, huh?,” he asked in a gruff voice. “What’s your name?”

    “My name is Johnny,” the young fellow responded.

  • Every so often I’ll say to God, “With all due respect and with the full realization that you can fry me on the spot, which I admittedly deserve – you have obviously lost your mind. Sir.”

    Here’s a perfect example: After many, many months of inviting a friend to my church, one day several years ago this friend finally decided to actually come.

    I should’ve been happy about that, but that particular week was right in the middle of a capital campaign, which meant the pastor would be talking about giving money.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Revelations 21:1-8 on the promise of a better day.  Sunday evening we enjoyed the movie “Woodlawn.”

    Set aside August 13 on your calendar for a wildlife showcase at the fairgrounds.  Bring your deer, fish, etc. to showcase, enjoy a meal, music, message and door prizes.

    Remember in prayer Helen Allen, Patsy Fitzgerald, Glen Whitaker, John and Margie Porter, and many others who are ill.

  • Virginia Ruth (Lewis) and Billy Bates Davis will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

    The couple were married in 1951 at the home of Virginia’s Aunt and Uncle Judge Thomas and Emma McGregor in Frankfort, Ky. The Davis’ made their home in New Liberty, on the family farm where they reside today.

  • Though seemingly endless, the narrow winding road eventually reaches its destination at Browns Bottom, where the historic  Blue Wing Inn welcomes visitors.

    Formerly the summer home of Mason Brown, the inn was built circa 1850. Its Greek Revival architecture is punctuated by  gingerbread trim galloping delightfully around the house, adding character to the exterior.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    You may have heard about the fellow who brought a raccoon home and announced to his wife that he now has a new pet.

    She asked: “Where are you going to keep it?”

    “Right here in the house,” he replied.

    “But,” she continued, “what about the horrible smell?”

    “I got used to it,” he said. “I’m sure the raccoon will too.”

  • Although I don’t think it’s terminal, it is chronic: I have a chronic case of CRS – Can’t Remember Stuff.

    That’s the diagnosis one of my co-workers gave me the other day. He may or may not have been joking.

    I tell people all the time to please, please, please remind me of stuff. It’s the CRS, folks. I just can’t remember.

    At least I’m not alone. The ancient Israelites had it too. They were always forgetting stuff, mostly the stuff God had done for them, even rescuing them from years of slavery in Egypt.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed with a wonderful vacation Bible school last week as we studied the life of Joseph with 56 children. Thanks to all those who came and thanks to the workers. A word of special thanks goes to FaDana for organizing, to Lisa for her decorating skills and media expertise, to Linda for leading the great music, and to Martha for organizing the food.

  • Donald Ray and Betty Jane (Perkins) Bishop were married June 23, 1956 by Bro. Orlie Hale at Beechwood, Ky.

    All their family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of their “60 Years of Marriage” to be held in the fellowship hall of the Long Ridge Baptist Church on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The reception for Don and Betty will be from 2-5 p.m.