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Today's Features

  • Sydney Cobb was recently selected as the first place winner of the 2016 Kentucky Department of Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest.

    Cobb’s entry was selected as the most outstanding among entries from sixth graders across the Commonwealth, representing this year’s theme, “Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future.”

  • BY EMILY BURFORD
    Special to the News-Herald

    The Bethany School annual get-together was held Saturday, July 9, at Noble Restaurant at Corinth. A total of 19 people showed up for the event, a good time was had.

    Those attending were Elizabeth Dunavent, Linda Clifton Allnutt, Lois Mefford Skirvin, Jim and Betty Lawrence, Geneva Seale, Melvin Mason, Donald Crupper, Jimmy Rose, Ernest (Buck) Smith and Sara, Naomi Shivers, Jean Murphy, Duard and Ann Glass, Victor and Judy Wagenschein, Frank and Emily Burford.

  • BY LARRY KARSNER
    Director, Owen County Emergency Management

    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

    Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Swallow Rail was the name my Dad gave the farm more than 30 years ago. He wanted it to be relevant, reflecting the spatial and natural qualities of his 18 acres in western Shelby County. His inspiration came from the swallows that swoop and swerve so adeptly in open fields, catching insects on the fly. The rail of Swallow Rail comes from the two railroad tracks that flank either end of the road.

  • The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Owen County Agricultural Extension office at 265 Ellis Highway in Owenton.

  • Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    We will have a Back to School bash from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). We will have a water gun fight filled with colored water, so wear a white shirt! We will serve pizza and popsicles, too!

    Men’s fellowship will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.

    The monthly planning meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

  • Early Kentucky settlers had little time to socialize. The arduous work of building cabins in the wilderness, providing food for their families and battling Indians and the elements provided limited opportunities for quilting bees, rifle frolics and square dances.

    By the middle 1800s communities had sprung up in the Owen County area, and churches were formed to provide folks a place to hear the Word of God. Church gatherings also gave countians the opportunity to socialize with neighbors and friends.

  • It has been a long hot week. Wanda and Ray went to Bro. Ken Underwood’s funeral last Monday at Buck Run church. After leaving Monterey, he served at that church for 12 years. Karen and Butch Lawrence’s son Andrew, who is now a minister at The Point church in Frankfort, spoke at his grandfather’s service. Wanda said he did a great job. I know it must have been hard for him.

  • Just when I think I’m not so bad, something happens to show me that I am so bad – bad to my rotting bones.

    There’s this person.

    For some reason I feel an intense, irrational, utterly petty competitiveness with her, even though we’re not competitors in any area whatsoever. Frankly, I don’t think she even knows who I am, but I sure know who she is.

    I make it my business to know her business and am giddy with glee whenever something goes even a little bit askew in her life.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    One ol’ boy was complaining about how hot it is this summer.

    He said it’s so hot that birds have been using oven mitts to pull worms out of the ground. He said cows are giving evaporated milk. He said farmers are even feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.