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Today's Features

  • A fringed linen frock wrapped itself around his lean, lanky frame. A decorated sheathed knife, suspended from a cord around his neck, and a powder horn cradled along his side produced an image of the early American frontier.
    His diminutive Shawnee wife, her calico shirt displaying trade silver, accompanied her husband; and 250 years of history surrounded these two figures of the past as they made their way into the present

  • The weekend was beautiful. Everybody on the Branch was outside doing clean up work on their yards. I got the front bed under the kitchen window raked and cut out the dead vines. It looks so much better.
    Fay was out cleaning her beds to get ready for new plantings and Wanda and Ray went to Joyce’s to trim her pampas grass.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ogden of Monterey along with Ms. Amy Thomas of Frankfort would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Anne, to Cory Lee Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tuttle of Owenton and Mr. David Cannon of Stamping Ground. The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. on May 24 at the Stamping Ground Baptist Church. A reception will follow at David Cannon’s home in Stamping Ground. Invitations will be sent to out of town guests only.  All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • One of the best illustrations of an overinflated ego is in the story about the woodpecker that perched itself on a mighty oak tree, reared back and took a whack just as a bolt of lightning hit the trunk. The tree split from top to bottom and splinters flew in every direction. The woodpecker took off in a flash but came back a few minutes later with several of his buddies and said: “Look there what I did.”
    All to often we, like that little woodpecker, take credit for things that are truly acts of God.

  • Most Owen countians are familiar with the names of Claxon Ridge, Pink Ridge, Stewart Ridge, Buffalo Ridge, Riddle’s Ridge, Divided Ridge, Fortner Ridge, Ball Ridge, Harris Ridge, Bethel Ridge and Long Ridge. Some of these hilltops took on the names of the families who first settled along their crests, while the origin of the names of others may have been lost over the years.

  • It’s raining, again. We’ve had about three and a half inches over the past several days.
    The sun finally came out late Saturday afternoon and it was nice on Sunday afternoon but the rain has come back.
    I suddenly realized as the sun shone on my back yard that the forsythia hadn’t bloomed. There are tiny leaves appearing but no buds. Not a single bush in my large yard has bloomed.

  • “To look at the (news) paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.”

    These words by Swiss author Alain de Botton described the undeniable influence a newspaper has upon its readers.
    Newspapers have been a part of our daily life for centuries. They were not only an avenue of advertisement and of distributing information to the public, but were also a means of providing entertainment through satire or storytelling.

  • Remember I told you I lost the last paragraph of Wanda’s news last week? Well, it popped up when I opened the computer on Tuesday morning. I don’t know where it went, nor how it came back but here it is.
    Wanda went to the wedding of Jessie and Doug Luscher’s daughter Sandi. They were old friends of Wanda and Danny’s when they went to Camp Pleasant Church years ago.

  • “Dillender hauled the mail in a covered freight wagon. On the trip to Eagle Station, he carried produce, poultry, animal skins, rabbits (in season) and sundry other farm products to the L & N depot for shipment to Louisville.
    On the return trip, he brought the day’s mail, staple and sundry stock for the stores and huge baskets of fresh bread, stacked in unwrapped loaves, a luxury directly related to Moxley’s close proximity to the railroad.”