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Today's Features

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    July? 

    I awoke to July this morning and had hardly had time to get used to June. It seems like I have spent the last two months on the lawn mower. I got the very last bit of mowing done on Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. 

  • Clad in buckskins breeches, a tomahawk belted at his waist, the slim young boy evoked a classic image of a frontier Kentuckian.

  • The descendants of Joan (Jim) Glass recently increased by two.
    On June 17, 2013, daughter Meghan gave birth to Austin James Bray. He weighed 3 pounds and 8 ounces and is doing well.
    On Friday, June 21, Robin’s daughter Erica gave birth to her second child Acacia LeVaugh Howard. She weighed 7 pounds and eight ounces.
     

  • The glass light fixture on the ceiling in the foyer presented a challenge for the little boy.
    No matter how high he jumped, his fingertips couldn’t quite reach its smooth surface.
    It wasn’t until the lad’s family had moved away and then returned to live in the white house on Main Street that the youngster, who had grown a bit, could accomplish this feat.

    This Owen county memory was shared by Gene Rose who lived in the Hartsough home in his youth.

  • It’s cool at the moment, but our all-knowing weatherman says it will be hot by afternoon, so I must get this written and get what “work” I do out of the way before that happens.
    Right now, it is very quiet on the Branch. The big trucks haven’t started rolling by, nor are the dogs barking at the tow does that have taken up residence under the apple trees, waiting for the apples to drop.
    My June apple trees are full of apples that get ripe the beginning of July. I’ve never been sure why they call them June apples.

  • It all began in Kentucky.
    Rowan County lies amid steep hills, and its hollows are nestled deep within their folds. In 1911, before electricity came to shed light on the area,  the night was navigable only when the moon was visible.
     It was in the Rowan community of Farmers that a young woman’s dream was fulfilled as she concentrated her efforts in fighting adult illiteracy.

  • Ms. Pamela Scott and the late Mr. Edwin Scott of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Rene Scott, to Joseph Alexander Sparrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sparrow of Owenton. The bride graduated from Western Kentucky University with a masters degree in social work and a bachelor of science. The groom received a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A July 2013 wedding is planned in Shelbyville.

  • It’s a beautiful morning on the Branch.
    All my yellow lilies are blooming. We had rain again late Sunday afternoon. Fay said it poured at their house and they had over a half an inch.
    The rain means I’ll be on the mower again by mid-week.
    It’s too wet today and I have bridge tomorrow, so that means Wednesday, if it doesn’t rain again, I’ll mow.

  • She was known as the “White Tornado” and “Road Runner.”
    No one is sure whether she ever shouted “beep, beep” as she streaked past, but her energy was boundless, and when she went places her feet hit the ground running. It was as if life was so full she didn’t want to miss any part of it.