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Today's Features

  • In early America, one didn’t pick a fight with the village blacksmith, for everyone knew his trade produced the muscular, sinewy arms of a prized fighter.
    The blacksmith shop was at the heart of most communities in the early 1900s. Inside the dim interior of the building, a powerfully rugged blacksmith would shoe horses and make iron implements. He was often called upon to act as a dentist, doctor, undertaker and horse dealer; and many blacksmiths held the position of magistrate or churchwarden.

  • Fall is definitely here. I looked at the thermometer at the kitchen window this morning when I got up, and it was 39 degrees. Fay said it was 41 at her house. It always gets colder in this valley. There is always frost here before it gets to the top of the hills. Fay was talking about losing her flowers before long. I don’t have to worry about mine. They are all plastic. Neither drought nor frost affects them.

  • By Roger Alford

    N-H Columnist

  • This past week I got an email from someone who has emailed me before, always with thoughtful, thought-provoking comments.
    In this one he wrote, “Permit me to posit the following: Why not consider the word ‘Christian’ more as an adjective than a noun? That is, ‘I try to live a Christian life’ rather than tagging oneself with a label that could suggest a holier than thou attitude….”

  • Owenton First Baptist
    It was a worshipful day as our services were led by Bro. Jesse Bourne during the morning gatherings and Chuck Harris during the evening gathering. Our youth continue their special studies during the evening gathering.
    Manna in the Morning will meet at 10 a.m., today (Wednesday). Our regular service schedule will be in effect tonight with our Kids in Action, Youth, Women’s Study and Adult Bible Study and Prayer Gathering will meet at 6:45 p.m.

  • Oct. 5, 2011
    5 years ago
    Library breaks ground for new home

    With the symbolic tossing of dirt, the Owen County Public Library took another step toward its new home last week.
    Officials from across the state and several representatives from Kentucky congressional delegation were on hand for the ceremony last Wednesday, which formally marked the start of construction of the new facility on KY 22 near the Hi-Y-Inn Motel.

  • By: Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • Thomas Jefferson once said, “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”
    Jefferson’s statement is perhaps best illustrated in the ebb and flow of life on a farm.
    As the passionate heat of summer gives way to crisp autumn days, the farm family makes preparation for winter. In earlier days, apples, potatoes, cushaws, and onions were stored in root cellars, and inventory was taken of the wood supply that guaranteed satisfaction of a ravenous wood stove.

  • Of all the mornings to sleep late, this was not the Monday I should have. I have more news than I know what to do with.
    The Monterey Fair was Saturday. Gene Rose’s Rose-Spicer reunion was Saturday, and the Mt. Vernon Soup was on Sunday. The Ryder Cup was being played on TV from Thursday to Sunday, and Arnold Palmer died Sept. 26, and it was dedicated to his memory.

  • By: Roger Alford | N-H Columnist