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Today's Features

  • “Marriage does not only consist of gazing at each other, but rather it involves looking together in the same direction.”

    These words of early twentieth century French author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, remind us that a successful marriage involves working together toward common goals.

  • It seemed to be just another old wooden spoon, yet the tiny cracks that traversed the worn handle added to the spoon’s character and emphasized the wood’s rich hues.
    The wooden spoon had served generations of Owen countians, and despite its age, was poised as if ready to stir a pot of simmering soup or scrape out the last remains of fried potatoes from an iron skillet.
    Wooden spoons were a necessary part of Kentucky frontier life.

  • I thought summer had finally come, but I’m back in jeans and a sweatshirt this morning. The blackberries are blooming in great clusters, so maybe this will be the last cold snap we’ll have, if you consider 58 degrees a cold snap.
    There was a lot of hay cut last week. I went to Frankfort and to church on Sunday and there was rolled hay everywhere. I have yet to see any tobacco planted though. This has been a bad spring for planting.

  • The families of Morgan Kennedy and David Thomas invite you to join them on their wedding day June 8, 2013, at 6:30 in the evening – 4090 Hwy 36, Williamstown, Ky. Dinner and dancing immediately following the wedding. Invitations were sent to family and out-of-town guests only.

  • They are at the heart of America’s success. Weather does not deter them from their commitment to their families, their communities and the American people.
    With little thanks, they work from sun up to sunset, and they take pride in their labors as they dedicate themselves to the preservation of the land and the gifts that spring forth from the ground.
    They are America’s farming families.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wright are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Marie Wright to Zachary Smoot, son of Summer Bruce of Owenton and Jesse Smoot of Owenton.

  • 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    Although today they have been replaced by advanced technology, their stories remain and are engrafted into history.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.