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Today's Features

  • Somehow the conversation always seemed to revert back to history.
    Though the occasion was a birthday party for historical society member Margaret Alice Murphy, the ghosts of Owen countians took center stage.
    Stories of hucksters and Owen County general stores brought the phantoms to life and created a lively atmosphere in which to reminisce.

  • Happy New Year!
    I guess that’s still appropriate. Things go so fast now I should be mentioning Ground Hog Day.
    I hope your Christmas was as good as mine. Everyone was healthy and got to my house on Christmas morning and everyone meaning all my children and their spouses, my granddaughters and their husbands and the four great-grandchildren.

  • They were dressed alike, and as the two young men gazed at the camera from beneath jaunty caps atop their heads, all the anticipation and zest for life was  reflected in their eyes.

  • Brent and Ashley Roberts of Worthville would like to announce the birth of their second child, Claxton, a baby boy born Sept. 17, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.
    Claxton was 19 1/4 inches long and weighed 7.9 lbs. He was welcomed home by his big sister Audrey. Proud grandparents are Steve and Kimberly Hawkins and Allen and Teresa Roberts.

  • I’m getting a slow start this morning. The coffee hasn’t quite reached the brain yet. Last week was a very busy one for me. It seemed like I was at the computer or on the phone most of the week. People to notify, questions to answer for Pat or Rita and finding others who had moved and should be notified. If you have never had to cope with the “business of death,” it’s daunting the first time you have to do it.
    Things did fall into place and Johnny Bob’s memorial service was really nice.

  • It was like coming back home for Christmas. Elbow room was in short supply, and if you were lucky enough to find a seat it was wise to stay put. The lights and homemade ornaments on the tree seemed to embrace the nostalgic atmosphere and beckoned the crowd to gather round to talk, laugh and remember.

  • Though made of iron, the horse’s silhouette seemed to wiggle with delightful anticipation. His movement may have been the result of vibrations from the flatbed trailer upon which he stood, or perhaps it was just a bit of the Christmas magic which filled the air during the Owen County Christmas Parade Dec. 2.

  • Chad and Katie Dunn are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kinlee Fulton.
    Kinlee was born Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:56 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Nancy Criswell. Paternal grandparents are Benny and Elva Dunn, all of Owenton.
    Kinlee was welcome home by lots of family, especially her aunt Kenzie and uncle Cody.

  • I think the drought is broken. I think we must have had 3 inches of rain since it started raining last week. None of us know because we take our rain gauges in the first of December to keep them from freezing and cracking. Not the case this year. Its been near 60 on the Branch all week and is still about 50 this morning. The Branch has been running high since Friday. I talked to Fay this morning and she said they had been checking their gap every day to make sure it hadn’t washed out. Otherwise they have been keeping close to the house.