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Today's Features

  • In the 1700s families from Virginia and the Carolinas traveled with friends and neighbors into the wilderness of Kentucky. They joined together in large groups for defense against Indian attacks and frontier brigands, and to offer each other assistance in clearing the forest and building homes. Before long communities dotted the landscape of the Commonwealth and these small villages and towns created an unforgettable and enduring history which helped define the character of Kentucky

  • I jumped the gun last week when Wanda’s news wasn’t on the computer when I got up and turned it on. I hadn’t had my coffee and decided not to call Fay and forget it for the week. So, I did.
    I got a call from her mid-morning asking if I was sick. Fay had called her and told her she hadn’t heard from me. I told her I hadn’t heard from her and just called the paper and told them I was slipping the column that week. She said she had sent her contribution. I told her to send it again and would add it to this week’s column, so here it is.

  • By Roger Alford

  • Every weekday at noon I post a question of the day on the Chronicle’s Facebook page.
    Sometimes it’s a fun question about food — everybody likes food. Sometimes it’s about a local or national issue.
    The questions are meant to get people engaged with the newspaper, although sometimes they get people enraged — with the paper, with each other, sometimes with me just because I asked a question.

  • New Columbus Baptist

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Aug. 30, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 238
    August 23: 199
    Last Year: n/a

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, plainer cattle $1-$3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-$3 higher.

    Feeders: 178
    Slaughter: 44
    Replacements: 16

  • They walked to their fields, they walked to their neighbor’s home, they walked to the local general store and their children walked to school. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was this daily walking that contributed to the good health of many Kentuckians.

  • Mark and GlyptusAnn Grider Jones of La Grange, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, PruAria Evelyn Grider Jones.
    PruAria was born Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:04 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Proud grandparents are Jim and PruAndera Grider of Owenton and Dr. Roger and Marian Jones of Owensboro. Proud cousins are Kaileigh, James, Christopher and Paisley Grider and Khloe Welsh.

  • By Roger AlfordA old man stomped angrily into a jewelry shop and waved his wristwatch in the face of the owner.
    “You said this watch would last me a lifetime,” he yelled.
    “Yes, I did,” the owner acknowledged. “But you looked pretty sickly the day you bought it.”
    Taking a guess at how long someone might live is risky business. Read the obituary page of any newspaper and you find that people of every age are leaving this side of eternity every day. Some are young. Some are middle-aged. Some are elderly.