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Today's News

  • Man can easily determine gender of flies he swats

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A woman came home to find her retired husband waving a rolled up newspaper round his head.

    “What are you doing?” she asked.

    “I’m swatting flies,” he said. “So far, I’ve gotten three males and two females.”

    Puzzled, his wife asked how he knew which gender they were.

    “That’s easy,” he explained. “Three were on my recliner, and the other two were on the telephone.”

  • In the midst of hardship, as long as we have serenity, we are OK

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Serenity Prayer.

    That’s the one that goes: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

    Although the prayer is often attributed to St. Francis, it was written in 1926 by Reinhold Niebuhr, a Lutheran theologian.

    Fun fact: Niebuhr also wrote one of my favorite quotes about humor being the “prelude to faith” and laughter being the “beginning of prayer.”

  • Local Church News | July 27, 2016

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    Flo Parker inspiringly sang, “All on the Altar.”  “Til the Storm Passes By” was sung by the choir, led by Barry Winkle. Congratulations to Angie Weddle on her profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ!  She will be baptized during worship on Sunday, Aug. 28. Bro. Dale’s sermon, “Jailhouse Rock- Part One” from Acts 16 showed us how the jailer’s actions and attitudes changed when he got saved.

  • The lawn mower battle continues
  • Hall to celebrate 104th birthday

    Ms. Lucy Hall will celebrate her 104th birthday with a potluck dinner to be held at 7 p.m., Friday, at the Owen County Extension Office, located at 265 Ellis Hwy., Owenton. Please bring a dish and help the family celebrate this special birthday with Lucy.

  • Baby Announcement | David Cole Haines

    Corey, Jennifer and big brother Gage Haines are proud to announce the birth of their precious baby boy, David Cole Haines. Cole was born at 8:18 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • Engagement: Wotier-Hensley

    David “Milkweed” and Karen Wotier of Owenton are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Sarah Wotier, to Tyler Hensley of Campbellsville.

    Hensley is the son of Eric Hensley of Canmer, Ky. and Debbie Hensley of Glasgow, Ky.

    The wedding is set for 2:30 p.m., June 10, 2017 in Campbellsville, Ky.

  • Preventing hay from catching fire on the farm

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moisture levels and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will begin a heating phase within one to two days after baling. During this time, you should monitor hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • Troubleshooting tomatoes that are not thriving in the garden

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer. We also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases. This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season!

  • Ellis reflects on past year, looks ahead in state of the county

    Editor’s note: Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis gave his second state of the county address July 14 at the Owen County Chamber of commerce breakfast meeting. The following is a transcription from a recording of the address.