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  • An ode to Wisconsin lava flows and legless dogs

    The other day I found an old, yellowed and brittle newspaper cartoon that I had cut out and saved.
    Dated from 1987, it’s a drawing of a woman sitting in a wing-back chair holding her knees with her feet tucked underneath her.
    The caption reads: “This year’s Irrational Fears Grand Champion worries, from her home in Madison, Wisconsin, about being caught up in a deadly lava flow.”

  • Church News | September 6, 2017

    Beech Grove Baptist

  • School board adopts smoke-free policy

    Owen County Schools recently joined the ranks of a growing number of districts across Kentucky aiming to create a healthier atmosphere for students.
    The Owen County Board of Education approved a proposal to create a smoke-free school system at its Aug. 21 meeting. The district will begin promoting smoke-free areas at each school and athletic event with signs posted throughout its campus.

  • Christian faith reassures me that I’m forgivable

    “I think I go back over my life — I don’t recommend this by the way — and you pick up, oh, what’d you do that for? Why didn’t you understand this — not just with children, as a parent, but with other people, with friends. So it’s a long period of — it’s not profound regret. It’s just a wiping-up of tiny, little messes that you didn’t recognize as a mess when they were going on.” – Toni Morrison, Interview, April 20, 2015, Fresh Air, NPR

  • Owen Co. doctors prevailed during 20th century

    “I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm.”
    The above quote was taken from the Hippocratic Oath which was a solemn promise historically taken by physicians. It was first used in Greece and was one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. Originally the oath required a new physician to swear to uphold specific ethical standards.

  • Looking Back | August 30, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 29, 2012

    Dedicated to the Fine Print

    Walking into the offices of Larkspur Press in Monterey, it’s hard not to be impressed by the sense of history.
    Although modern and clean, the workshop used by Gray Zeitz, his wife Jean, and Leslie Shane, reflects a slower time of publishing when each page was hand fed into a press and each book was a work of art within itself.

  • Former Monterey native stars in film

    I am getting a late start this morning. I turned on the TV in the kitchen to see how the storm in Texas was doing and couldn’t tear myself away. It’s like a bad tooth. You know it’s going to hurt, but you keep putting your tongue in it anyway. We are dry as a bone, and the grass is brown. We haven’t had rain in a while and Texas and parts of the Gulf Coast are inundated. The news man said they could get up to 50 inches before this is over. My mind just can’t fathom it, and the rain is not supposed to stop before Wednesday.

  • At the Library | August 30, 2017

    Storytime returns Sept. 7

    Calling all pre-schoolers. Storytime returns Sept. 7. Ms. Susan is so excited to see everyone and hear about their summer. She will have her usual bag of tricks open with great games, books and crafts. Remember, registration is required by calling (502) 484-3450 and children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Storytime meets at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, unless there is no school.

    Dash for the Stash

  • Community Events | August 30. 2017

    Clifton family reunion set for Saturday

    The Clifton Family reunion will be Saturday, at the Owen County Extension Office. Pot luck will begin at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to share and make new memories.

    Retired teachers to meet Sept. 12

  • Golden rod not the allergen you think

    By Jeneen Wiche