Features http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en Kay’s Branch News: Gardens start to produce along the Branch http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kay%E2%80%99s-branch-news-gardens-start-produce-along-branch <p> This past week had been the poster child for the Kentucky Bureau of Tourism. It&rsquo;s been just about as good as it gets.<br /> John and I (mostly John) got the bridge to the garden lot repaired and back in working order. I got across the creek and got it mowed, then went over the main yard.<br /> Bro. Croft, owner of the &ldquo;Dog House&rdquo; came up from Whitley County and did some more work on his place and mowed.<br /> Owen Historical Society News: Grandpas made a difference in Owen http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-historical-society-news-grandpas-made-difference-owen <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bonnie-strassell_18.jpg" alt="Bonnie Strassell" title="Bonnie Strassell" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The little girl&rsquo;s eyes&nbsp;danced at the&nbsp;sight of&nbsp;the bright red dress. No princess could have been more pleased nor&nbsp;could she have&nbsp;dressed more elegantly than in that&nbsp;scarlet wonder. As the&nbsp;light&nbsp;gently skipped over the&nbsp;soft&nbsp;folds of the dress,&nbsp;it captured the little girl&rsquo;s heart; and she was delighted with this special gift from her grandparents.<br /> Kay’s Branch News: Highway department makes a smooth ride http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kay%E2%80%99s-branch-news-highway-department-makes-smooth-ride <p> After all the birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and graduations last month, I am out of news.<br /> I can&rsquo;t believe June is over and we are going into the Fourth of July weekend. I have spent too much time in the basement. I have missed half the year. We got two nice rains this past week. I got all the yard and garden lot mowed before that happened so I have little to do this week.<br /> &nbsp;Tomorrow is bridge and I will come to Owenton to do errands and see Dr. Clements about a chipped tooth.<br /> Kay’s Branch News: Community comes together to honor friend http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kay%E2%80%99s-branch-news-community-comes-together-honor-friend <p> I went to David&rsquo;s funeral on Tuesday last - June 10. The weather cooperated and they were able to have it in Joyce&rsquo;s backyard. It was very appropriate because that was where the New-True Clan had gathered for many years on lazy Sunday afternoon&rsquo;s to eat, play, relax and be with family.<br /> It is a beautiful setting on the creek with large trees to set under and acres of grass to play any game that meets your fancy.<br /> Wedding announcement: Ratliff-Powers http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/wedding-announcement-ratliff-powers <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ratliff-powers-engagement.jpg" alt="Raeanne Ratliff and Stephen Michael Powers. " title="Raeanne Ratliff and Stephen Michael Powers. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ratliff of Lancaster and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Powers, Jr. of Versailles and formerly of Owenton, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children Raeanne Ratliff and Stephen Michael Powers.&nbsp;<br /> Raeanne is a graduate of Garrard County High School and the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts in mathematics secondary education and an associate degree in science from Bluegrass Community and Technical College.&nbsp; She is employed by Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington.<br /> Kay’s Branch News: This time of year its easy to make good memories http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/kay%E2%80%99s-branch-news-time-year-its-easy-make-good-memories <p> It&rsquo;s overcast, mild and the birds are having lengthy conversations with each other around the screened in porch. I have just turned off the TV and am in writing mode.<br /> All the pieces have fallen into place and the basement is finished.<br /> Teri came last Wednesday and helped me hang pictures and rearrange the back wall and do some more cleaning. That only left the cleaning of the tables and furniture down there which I could do alone.<br /> Aint it The Truth: When trouble rains down, just shake it off and step up http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/aint-it-truth-when-trouble-rains-down-just-shake-it-and-step <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alford-roger_4.jpg" alt="Roger Alford, a former news correspondent, is pastor of Long Ridge Baptist Church in Owenton and communications director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention." title="Roger Alford, a former news correspondent, is pastor of Long Ridge Baptist Church in Owenton and communications director for the Kentucky Baptist Convention." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With his homespun humor, the late great storyteller Jerry Clower could spin yarns that carried weighty messages. One of my favorites was about his Uncle Versie&rsquo;s beloved mule, Della, that fell into a deep cistern.<br /> With no way to get her out, Clower said Uncle Versie decided to just bury Della there. He began shoveling dirt into that hole, but every time a shovelful hit that mule&rsquo;s back, she shook it off and stepped up.<br /> Wedding announcement: Dugan-Cochran http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/wedding-announcement-dugan-cochran <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wedding-dugan-cochran.jpg" alt="Cameron Chase Cochran and Charissa Rene Dugan" title="Cameron Chase Cochran and Charissa Rene Dugan" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mick and Shelly Cochran of Grandview, Texas and Cylinda Bedford of Kennedale, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their loved ones Cameron Chase Cochran and Charissa Rene Dugan.&nbsp; Charissa is the daughter of Tracey White and the late Dennis Dugan.&nbsp; A September wedding is planned.</p>