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Today's Features

  •  The early 1900s saw events and advances that changed the face of America.
    In 1900 a Small Pox epidemic raged in Kentucky with the state experiencing a 20 percent death rate. Health authorities were demanding everyone in the state receive a vaccination.
    In 1901 Marconi sent the first wireless transmission over 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, and wireless communication was born.
    In September of the same year William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States was assassinated.

  • I really didn’t plan to write this morning. I have had an old fashion head cold all through the holidays. It started on Wednesday before Christmas and got progressively worse for the next two weeks. I have made the man that owns Kleenex very much richer over the past two weeks. My apatite is just beginning to come back, along with my ability to smell.
    So here I am at the computer typing away with very little to say.

  • A police officer happened upon a fellow on his hands and knees under a street light searching intently for something.
     “What are you looking for?” the policeman asked.
     “I lost my car keys,” the fellow responded.
     After helping the fellow search for a long while without finding the keys, the police officer asked: “Are you sure you lost them here?”
     “No, I lost them over yonder somewhere, but the light is much better here.”

  • When my daughter, Laura, was 7 or so, I took her for swimming lessons at the community pool. She liked kicking while holding onto the pool’s side, and didn’t mind putting her face in the water. She even did quite well swimming across the pool.
    But when it came time to jump off the diving board, she decided little girls weren’t meant to leap from a place of safety into a potentially unsafe place.

  • Owenton First Baptist

    The New Year was kicked off with a great day of worship. Our pastor brought a challenging message from Proverbs 3 that dealt with three things to consider that will lead to a successful year. We look forward to all that 2017 will unveil to us in our pursuit of Christ and his glory.
    Tonight (Wednesday) we will have regular services for the adults, youth and children that will all start at 6:45 p.m.

  • 19th-century physician, historian and author William Osler wrote: “Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.”
    This statement still holds true today, for it has been verified that good old-fashion soap and water are every bit as effective as the most costly sanitizer.
    The earliest recipe for soap making was found on a Babylonian clay tablet, dated around 2200 B.C.; and the ancient Egyptians were known to have bathed regularly, using their own special highly-scented soap.

  • This is the last column of 2016. We have all made it through Christmas and it’s downhill all the way to 2017.

  • Many sprang up along streams, creeks, and rivers. Others were established where gentle rolling hills cradled rich fertile soil. Their names varied, and over the decades many completely vanished. Yet, their stories serve as a reminder of the vital impact communities have on the culture, traditions, and history of a nation.
    A hundred years ago Owen County boasted over 70 communities, many of which are gone. Yet, a glimpse of a once thriving village might be captured on an early deed, in a diary or family story, or happen upon in an old newspaper article.

  • I found out why Fay wasn’t answering her phone last Monday. She was in Lexington. Bruce’s heart began to beat too slow, and he wasn’t feeling so good so they took him to Lexington on Friday evening and he was in the hospital till Tuesday. He had to have a pacemaker put in. He can’t do anything but rest and watch TV for at least six weeks.

  • Ciara Nicole Rogers and Dalton Mears are pleased to announce their forthcoming marriage.
    Ciara is the daughter of Johnny and Regina Rogers of Corinth. She is a 2015 graduate of Owen County High School. She is currently employed by Maurices and attends Georgetown College where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education.