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Today's Features

  • They stood side by side in a long row. Many looked similar but each carried features that were unique. Several were over 100-years-old, and yet their appearance was as vibrant as the younger ones.
    Although today they have been replaced by advanced technology, their stories remain and are engrafted into history.
    In the 1800s, men from several different countries were working on an invention to transmit the sound of the voice over wire.
    The gentleman credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone was Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell. 

  • It turned out to be a beautiful weekend for Mother’s Day or anything else you might have been celebrating.
    The first of the week was wet, very wet. We had nearly two inches of rain late Saturday night, Sunday and Monday.
    It was clear on Tuesday, but I had bridge so I couldn’t mow that day.
    Wednesday, Charity and I went shopping for spring clothes. I have four closets full of clothes, but one has to have something new once in a while. Our trip was a success. I now have new things to wear. All I need now is some place to go.

  • Brittany Leigh Prather and Lawrence Brandon Colston were united in marriage on May 2, 2013, by Owen County Justice of the Peace Teresa Kemper Davis. The witnesses were Denise Smoot and Mary A. Moore.

  • In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below ...
       
    “In Flanders Field” is a poem written during World War I by doctor and Lt. Col. John McCrae.

  • Good morning.
    I said I was going to stop writing this column. I just didn’t have anything to say anymore, but several people have called and written to say how much it would be missed, and since I have no excuse except lack of inspiration, which you have now rekindled, I will try again.
    This was Derby week in Kentucky. I spent most of it mowing and managed to get all the different patches of grass gone over by the weekend.

  • Someone once said, “God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.”
    In rural Owen County, the loss of a loved one is accepted as part of everyday life.
    Author and storyteller Charlotte Ann Kemper Atchison described the days of mourning experienced by early Owen County families.
    Charlotte grew up on Bucks Run and wrote of the times in her childhood when a deceased family member was washed and dressed in his or her finest, and placed in the parlor for viewing.

  • Austin Edward Bourne was born April 23, 2013, at 1:50 p.m. in the Saint Elizabeth Family Birth Place. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He is the son of Ed and Courtney Bourne of Owenton. The maternal grandparents are Kenny and Terri French of Warsaw. His paternal grandfather is Malone Bourne.

  • Spring heralds not only the earth’s renewal of sprouting grasses, budding trees and blooming flowers, but during the early 1900s it also reminded Owen County mothers of the necessity to boost their children’s immune systems after the effects of winter.

  • Two weeks ago, as Ann and I were coming home, after the last terrible play at the Brown Theater, the landscape was still bare and very winter like, though the sun was shining.
    Suddenly at midweek, I noticed the forsythia bushes were in full bloom and lovely.
    The peony bushes were pushing through the ground and there were buds on the Bradford pears. The next morning they were in full bloom.
    Spring had come to the Branch.
    The grass turned green and started to grow, the red bud tree at the front of the house is now in full bloom.