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Today's Features

  • By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    It was the last day of school and all the kindergarten students were giving gifts to their teacher.

    The florist’s son handed her a beautifully wrapped box. The teacher felt it and said, “I bet I know what this is. Flowers.”

    “That’s right,” the little boy said. “But how did you know?”

    “Oh, just a wild guess,” she said.

  • The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron took advantage of this year’s spring break.

    The cadets took off, literally, with 13 orientation flights Sunday. Monday was a day with helicopters and Tuesday was spent at the IF Aerospace Conference.

    On Sunday, CAP brought in four pilots and planes to the Capital City Airport.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • “It was a most amazing generation. To say they changed the history of the world is an understatement.”

    With these words, Marlene Browning Wainscott described a moving chapter in the lives of six Owen county veterans.

    Marlene’s program, presented at the historical society meeting last week, brought to life the stories of these Owen County heroes.

  • What a beautiful weekend – warm, sunny and a pleasant breeze for a change from the howling winds we have been having.

    The hunting shack’s parking area was full of pickups. I knew there must be some kind of hunting season. I asked Tim Chisholm at church what they were hunting now and he said turkey, but he countered with a question of his own, “Did you hear that big boom as you were coming to church?”

  • Ricky and Patsy Fitzgerald of Owenton would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mariah Ellen Fitzgerald, to James Philip Keith, son of Sam and Carol Taylor, and Philip Keith of Owenton.

    The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23 at the First Christian Church in Owenton. Invitations were sent to out-of-town guests only. All family and friends are invited.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the tale about the death row inmate who had been strapped into the electric chair, and the warden was ready to flip the switch.

    “Do you have any last requests?” the warden asked the prisoner.

    “All I ask is that you hold my hand,” the prisoner said.

    Every farm kid who has had exposure to electric fences knows just what would happen if the warden were to hold that man’s hand when the switch was thrown.

  • Every Saturday morning I go to the Panera Bread near my house and write my column for the following week.

    I order an egg white and cheese breakfast sandwich and a small coffee and sit at the table that faces the big window so I can watch the traffic go by.

    I spread my stuff out, my notepad and pen and laptop and assorted notes. Most weeks I already know what I’m going to write about, but not always.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Isaiah 5:20-21 entitled ‘Pro-God’.  Because we do love people, we need to be willing to share the truth of God’s word with them.

    ARC will meet at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday). If you need transportation call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

    Continue to remember in prayer the Perkins family, the Jennings family and the Duvall family. Also, pray for Craig Howard, Mary Cobb, R.C. Swigert and others who are dealing with illnesses and injuries.

  • On Wednesday, March 9, Kaitlyn Parker had the honor of representing OCHS at the girls Sweet 16 basketball games at Northern Kentucky University by singing the National Anthem.

    Kaitlyn completed the audition process and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the opening session.

    The Owen County Rebel Band and Owen County High School are proud to announce that once again one of our finest was selected to participate in the 2016 Northern Kentucky Band Directors Association Select Band.