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Today's Features

  • “We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.”

    These words of George Eliot emphasize the splendor of the world viewed through the eyes of children. It is a place of miracles and magic, an enchanted kingdom where colors are more brilliant, the air softer, the love of family and friends more precious and the unfolding of each new day more awe inspiring.

  • I’m not getting up as early on these cloudy, chilly mornings, so I am a bit behind.
    I did catch Fay before they left the house. They have been finishing their haying and running fence around the winter pastures, preparing to move their cattle. It’s not really officially fall but farmers are already getting ready for winter.
    The tobacco crop was beautiful this year and most has already been cut and housed. The fields are being cultivated and laid by for spring.

  • Leslie McNay and Daniel Buchanan with their parents would like to announce their upcoming wedding. Leslie and Daniel began dating in 2005 at Owen County High School where they both graduated. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Owen County Exhibit Building.  Invitations have been sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • They came in all shapes and sizes, and their place of importance in the lives of Owen countians and their communities can never be underestimated.

  • When I sent in the column last week, I wrote a note to News-Herald Staff Writer Molly Haines saying I wasn’t writing this week because nothing will have happened till the weekend was over. Well, I was wrong again.
    I took a notion to go car shopping on Wednesday. Ann said she could go with me Thursday morning. She was taking her car up early to be serviced at Toyota and could get off at 10 a.m. to accompany me to Bob Allen Chrysler to “just look.” Then I could take her back to Toyota to pick up her car. That sounded like a plan.

  • Alisha Kay Tuggle and James Earl Juett wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Sept. 21, 2013 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. Alisha is the daughter of Missy and Ricky Mason of Long Ridge and the late Billy Tuggle of New Liberty. James is the son of James Juett of Hesler and Barb Juett of Owenton.  Alisha is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed at Dental Care in Florence. James is a 2005 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed at Owen Electric.

  • We’re going in to the last week of summer and Labor Day weekend is upon us.
    I know the calendar says summer doesn’t end till Sept. 21, but the “be all, end all” of weather, Bill Meck, says Labor Day ... it’s Labor Day Weekend.
    He also said it would be hot, hot, hot this week. But then, he said that all week last week and I postponed John’s birthday supper for Friday till his real birthday Sunday afternoon so I wouldn’t have to heat up the kitchen cooking.

  • Rosalie Ann Lenear was born July 5, 2013. She weighed 6 lbs. and 5 ounces. She was 19 inches long. Her parents are Robert Lenear and Bobbie Jump. She has one big sister, Gracie. Her grandparents are Johnny Jump, Jason and Angie Weddle and Bobby and Billie Lenear.

  • “The American backwoodsman - clad in his hunting shirt, the product of his domestic industry and fighting for the country he loves, he is more than a match for the vile but splendid mercenary of a European despot.”

    These words of William Henry Harrison reflected his high regard for the Kentucky troops during the War of 1812. Harrison was commander of the Northwest army during this conflict, and Kentuckians led the way in achieving a victory for the young, untested America.

  • Another slow start this Monday morning.
    My printer is acting up, so I had to write out Wanda’s news in long hand before starting. By that time, it was too late to call Fay. I did see her a few minutes on Sunday morning. She stopped on her way to church to leave me a large sack of corn. They have been working in their corn this week. She is such a good neighbor. She always remembers me, who no longer attempts to put in a garden and must rely on the kindness of my neighbors.
    Wanda had been busy this week too.