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Today's Features

  • Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron? Are there little scabs on the underside of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed that your plants just look a little lackluster. Well, we can blame some plant puniness on being a tropical houseplant indoors in Kentuckiana during the winter.

  • It was -9 on my thermometer Saturday morning. I kid you not. I live in a valley and it’s always colder here than anyplace else.
    We called off church Saturday. Joel called to see if I wanted him to go to Monterey to clear the ice off the sidewalk of the church. I wouldn’t have wished my worse enemy out on Saturday morning.
    We talked a while and compared the sick and decided that it wouldn’t be worthwhile to heat the church for four or five people. I called around and got the news.

  • Sheila Miller and Mike and Lisa Mason would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lorrie Ann Mason, to Russell Bradford Lilly.
    Russell is the son of Angie and Harold Gaines and Jeff Lilly.
    Lorrie, a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School, is employed by the Owenton Manor and attends Brown Mackie College’s occupational therapy assistant program.
    Russell is a 2005 graduate of OCHS and is employed by International Crankshaft Inc.

  • One of the largest energy-using appliances in a household is the refrigerator. Appliances are designed to save time and money, but if an appliance is not energy efficient or is operated improperly, it could be wasting money.
    Ensuring that you have an Energy Star-approved appliance is one solution; others are proper operation, location, and maintenance.
    Following a few basic tips can reduce your refrigerator’s impact on your energy bills. For example, keep the refrigerator out of direct sunlight to reduce the energy it needs to keep the contents cool.

  • Crop insurance is a popular risk-management tool with farmers and agricultural policy makers.
    Congress made crop insurance a major component of the safety net for farmers.
    USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.  
    NAP insurance insures crops RMA insurance does not cover.  

  • Hallie Ruth Tirey was born Dec. 22, 2010, at 1:20 p.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    She weighted 7 lbs and was 20 3/4inches long.
    She is the daughter of Shane and Lindsey Tirey of Owenton and is welcomed by her brother Bryson Shane Tirey, 3; her maternal grandparents, Donald and Becky Duvall; her paternal grandparents, Ron and Sharon Tirey of Lexington.

  • It’s been eulogized in stories and poetry, and has been characterized as judgment of a stern, uncompromising old man, or soft feathers lightly shaken from a pillowcase. It can be light and airy, crusty or crunchy. It is a delight for children and a barely tolerable event for adults. It can evoke pleasure gliding atop its surface, shooting sprays of sparkled dust, which dissipate into the air; or wreak havoc if the gliding involves damage to a car or injury to a person.

  • Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of Daryl (Frog) and Ann Perkins of Owen County, was honored during the White Coat Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville Jan. 8. 
    Karen Wash, a registered nurse from Owen County, was the medical professional selected by Perkins to present her coat, representative of her development as a pharmacy student.
    Perkins is currently enrolled in the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and anticipates graduation in June 2013. 
    She is the granddaughter of Wilma Perkins and the late Harold J. Perkins and Carolyn Montague and the late Wallace Montague.

  • “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held April 12-13 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.
    The 2011 Sewing Expo schedule includes registration starting at 10 a.m. April 12 followed by “Make-it and Take-it” session of a patchwork name tag until noon.
    On the opening afternoon, participants take a half-day class offering a variety of options including: “Old Blocks ... New Tricks,” “Working With Wool-Embroidery Envelope,” “Mastering Miters,” “Texture Magic,” and more.

  • I got out Jan. 10 and stocked up on dog food and supplies and was in the house till Friday. I was beginning to feel like a house plant. I finished my last book on Thursday, so I was desperate to get to the library. This week looks much better, but just in case, I stocked up on books.