Today's Features

  • Beech Grove Baptist

    We had another wonderful Sunday this week at Beech Grove.
    Bro. Steve Delaney brought us an excellent sermon from Matthew 16:13-17 titled “Understandings God Would Have Us Gain.”
    We would love to see you here at Beech Grove. We have services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sundays. Also, join us for Sunday school at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday, for prayer services. See you soon.

    First Baptist Owenton

  • In 1800, several families from Virginia, led by John Carlock, William Swango, Jacob Walters, Sr. and John and David Alcorn settled in the valley near Two Mile and Eagle Creeks. These pioneers built their homes and businesses on the south side of Eagle Creek and called their community Ross’s Mill. A few years later, the growing village was known as Brock’s Station, possibly because a small fort (station) was erected in the area for protection against Indian attacks.

  • I didn’t write last week because my number one correspondent was out of the country. I had and have been sitting in my TV room with Dobbs watching television and reading for a month it seems. I did get to the library and got groceries one day. As you can see, nothing to write home about, but Wanda is back from her two-week cruise of the Caribbean with all kinds of exciting things to tell.

  • By Roger Alford

  • As the story goes, Chippy the parakeet never saw it coming.
    His owner had decided to use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean out Chippy’s cage — with Chippy still sitting on his perch.
    As Chippy’s owner turned on the vacuum cleaner, the phone rang, and as she reached to answer it, the vacuum cleaner hose moved slightly toward Chippy and — “thwuuupp!”
    Chippy’s owner immediately dropped the phone and tore open the vacuum cleaner bag to rescue a very dusty, very scared bird.

  • Beech Grove Baptist

    We had another great Sunday this past week at Beech Grove. Bro. Steve Delaney brought us two more excellent sermons this week. In the morning, he taught us “Lessons About Forgiveness” from Matthew 18:21-35. Then, we heard “Lessons About Jesus” from Philippians 2:5-11 for our evening service.
    It would be great to see you here at Beech Grove. Our services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sundays. We also have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and prairie service at 7 p.m., Wednesday. See you soon.

  • As winter settled in on the early 20th-century rural farm, and cloudy bleak days brought the promise of snow and more snow, Owen County housewives took out their heavy cook pots, set in cream and checked their larders to make sure there was plenty of sorghum, molasses and sugar on hand. Twas the season to chase away the winter doldrums and sweeten life with a little (or sometimes a lot) of sugary confections in the form of candies, caramel corn and popcorn balls.

  • The snow is slowly going away, and I hope to get out this morning and go to Frankfort for books and groceries. This “morning” is Friday. I have been in the house so long I am beginning to feel like a hibernating mole. Ann had been by and Teri came to wash on Wednesday this week. They went out and shoveled off the driveway so I could get the van out of the garage if the ice ever thawed off the road. I awoke to a little red car parked in my driveway one day last week. It was there when I got up and gone when I came to the kitchen in the late afternoon.

  • By Roger Alford