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Today's News

  • Sunshine, spring activities plentiful

    Jean O’Banion is really improving, at last. Wanda said she is beginning to gain weight. In fact, she is doing so well, Ray felt like he could get away for a few days.

    He, Wanda and Barbara went to Green River Lake to her houseboat and spent the weekend. She said the weather was beautiful, perfect for fishing on Saturday when they got there. There was a bass tournament going on, but it didn’t bother them. They were fishing for crappie. They were biting and they got enough for two suppers while they were there and enough to freeze and bring home.

  • Columbia receives 2016 KMHI scholarship

    SPARTA – The Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) is pleased to announce that Arielle M. Columbia, Sparta, has been named as a 2016 KMHI Scholarship Award recipient. Arielle received one of five $1,000 scholarship awarded in April to graduating high school seniors who currently reside in manufactured homes in Kentucky.

  • State police urges citizens to turn in unused prescription drugs

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30, 2016 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.

    Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:

  • Early College Program gives students college credit at little cost

    By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Another group of Owen County High School students are finishing up their first semester in college … during high school.

    OCHS offers the unique opportunity of an Early College Program through Jefferson Community and Technical College to students who wish to earn college credit at a fraction of the cost.

    Those enrolled ride a bus to the JCTC Carrollton campus a few days each week for morning classes, then return to OCHS for the rest of their high school classes.

  • OCHS hosts assembly to take stand against substance abuse

    By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    As part of the Take A Stand initiative, the Owen County High School student body attended an assembly on Thursday, April 14.

    The topic of substance abuse hit very close to home with senior Courtney Gullion, who lost a cousin to the pull of addiction and has extended family in recovery from substance abuse.

  • Lawn care habits may lead to extra summertime problems

    By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much; I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • Take precautions to prevent termite colonies

    By STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures.

  • Local Church News | April 27, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    It was a great day in the Lord’s house yesterday as we enjoyed the Capital City Boys concert.  It was a wonderful to worship and fellowship with many other believers.

    Bro. Bill’s message was from 1 Timothy 4 called “Don’t Be Fooled.”

    It was great to have several visitors with us. We invite you to worship with us any Sunday at 11 and 6 with small group study at 9:45.  If transportation is needed call 502-484-5236 or 502-514-1594.

  • Sometimes throughout life people just need the ability to say “You too?” 

    A few months ago, the one I call my uncle dad was out shooting a gun and the noise did something to his hearing so now people sound like Donald Duck to him.

    Since then he’s had a lot of people who are also hard of hearing commiserate with him.

    He says it’s comforting to be able to say, “You too?” However, he really, really, really wants his hearing back.

  • If the gift box is leaking, there could be a puppy inside

    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.