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Today's Features

  • Most Owen County farmers have an abundance of cedar trees on their land. And, most think that there is absolutely no economic value to the trees, other than holding the world together and providing some wildlife habitat.
    Eastern red cedar might be a bit overlooked, despite it being the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States. The University of Kentucky Extension Service is providing a workshop, “Got Cedar? Now What?” to outline some management and marketing options.

  • 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.