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Today's Features

  • BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    The American Red Cross, of which Owen County is a part of, is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond in events in Owen County.

    Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a house fire, flooding and severe weather, often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning.

    The Owen County Red Cross has three DAT volunteers at present time.

  • BY BECKY MEFFORD & JANETTA BRISCOE
    Youth Services and Family Resource Center Coordinators

    We are blessed to work in a community that is so giving and caring of the students in Owen County Schools. The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers work year rondo to make sure our Owen County Schools’ students have everything they need to be academically successful.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

  • You don’t need to wait for warm weather to start your vegetable garden.

    Did you know there are several types of vegetables you can start as early as March? Radishes, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, onions and many more vegetables are all quite frost tolerant, and you can seed or transplant them in the garden from mid-March to early April.

    If you want to get an even earlier start, you could try covering an area with clear plastic film to create a mini greenhouse where plants will thrive.

  • Members of the Council for Burley Tobacco elected two representatives to the Board of Directors at the 2016 Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Meeting, January 16, in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    The two members elected to represent the Growers-at-Large for the organization are David Chappell from Sparta, Kentucky and Hampton Henton from Versailles, Kentucky. Chappell and Henton will join Greg Harris from Richmond, Kentucky; Rod Kuegel from Owensboro, Kentucky; Donald Mitchell from Midway, Kentucky and Al Pedigo from Scottsville, Kentucky as the Grower-at Large board members.

  • Author and storyteller Phyllis Theroux once wrote, “To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”

    Letters presented opportunities to share with others significant pieces of a person’s life.

    After the Revolutionary War, Americans became part of the great westward expansion into Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and beyond.

    As families and friends were left behind, letters sent back home provided a bridge between the old life and the new.

  • The big news this week is the fire in Lexington.

    You are thinking, “Why should that concern Kay’s Branch?”

    Jimmy Lawrence called me about 6 p.m. Saturday night to ask me if I had heard about the “big fire” in Lexington. It’s on all the stations up there, but he couldn’t get it where he lives in northern Kentucky.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Some anonymous wise guy took to the Internet to discuss the economy, saying it’s so bad that:

  • When someone says, “I have good news and bad news,” which one do you prefer to hear first?

    Joe went to his doctor who posed that question to him.

    “Give me the good news first,” Joe said.

    “You have 24 hours to live,” the doctor told him.

    Clutching his chest, Joe said, “If that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?”

    The doctor said, “I meant to tell you yesterday.”

    Ba dump bump. (Groan.)

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    We collected more than 35 pairs of new tennis shoes for the schools! Way to go, MBC!

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

    The youth meet on Sunday nights at 5 p.m.

    Our church has a volleyball team. They play at the gym at First Baptist Church in Owenton. They play at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 and at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. Come out and support our team!