Features http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en New Liberty News: Farmers get crops in http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/new-liberty-news-farmers-get-crops <p> <strong>BY DEBBIE JAMES<br /> </strong></p> Extension Service News: Extension celebrates 100 years of volunteers http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/extension-service-news-extension-celebrates-100-years-volunteers <p> The organization of thriving communities is characterized by the mobilization of its volunteers. For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has been successful in recruiting, developing and retaining high quality volunteers of all ages.<br /> Birth: Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/birth-luke-timothy-greene-rukavina <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4171_0.gif" alt="Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina" title="Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mark and Sheri Rukavina are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina.<br /> Luke was born at 4:01 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Baptist East Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. and was 22 inches long.<br /> Luke&rsquo;s maternal grandparents are Richard and Vicki Greene of Owenton. His paternal grandparents are Mark and Linda Rukavina of Lexington.<br /> His great-grandparents are Martha Rukavina, Ann Greene and Nick and Alene Scallon.</p> Birth: Amryn Rose Cochran http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/birth-amryn-rose-cochran <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/photo_0.jpg" alt="Amryn Rose Cochran" title="Amryn Rose Cochran" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Amryn Rose Cochran was born Jan. 19, 2015 to Cameron and Charissa Cochran in Missoula, Montana.<br /> Amryn weighed 6 lbs.,&nbsp; 12 oz. and was 19 inches long.<br /> Amryn is the great-granddaughter of Lee Cochran and the granddaughter of Mick and Shelly Cochran.</p> Kay's Branch News, Feb. 4: Black ice a burden on Branch http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kays-branch-news-feb-4-black-ice-burden-branch <p> It&rsquo;s snowing lightly and a slight breeze is blowing down the valley this morning. It&rsquo;s 22-degrees on my thermometer. Fay said it was 26 at her house. It&rsquo;s always a bit colder in this valley.<br /> Fay was telling me about more wrecks at the bridge that happened last week. It must have been Thursday because I went to Frankfort on Wednesday morning and there was no signs of them. It seems&nbsp; a van with a lady driving hit some black ice and slid off the road into the creek at the end of the bridge.<br /> Owen County Historical Society, Feb. 4: Community doctors played important role in county http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-county-historical-society-feb-4-community-doctors-played-important-role-county <p> In the early 1900&rsquo;s they visited Owen County homes traveling by horseback or horse and buggy over dirt-packed roads that were enveloped in snow during the winter and turned into quagmires during spring.<br /> Kay's Branch News, Jan. 21: The good, the bad and the vacation http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kays-branch-news-jan-21-good-bad-and-vacation <p> There&rsquo;s been a lot going on this week, some good and some not so good. We&rsquo;ll start with the bad news.<br /> Teri came to do laundry on Wednesday. I was in the sun room and she was on the other end of the house in the back hall where the laundry is. She kept telling me she smelled smoke. John came in a little while after she got here and he was also complaining of smelling smoke. Of course, I haven&rsquo;t smelled anything since I turned 75, so I hadn&rsquo;t paid any attention to it, but they were right. One could see smoke hanging in the air in the living room.<br /> Stories of courtship and love abound in Owen County http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/stories-courtship-and-love-abound-owen-county <p> &nbsp;The tiny-waisted dress cascades to the floor in sheer delightful layers of light blue. The mannequin which highlights this elegant piece stands on the second floor of the Owen County Historical Society Museum and displays this poignant reminder of love, courtship and marriage.<br />