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Today's Features

  • Each was unique. Some showed evidence of being painstakingly cut and carefully crafted by small hands. Others bore marks of well thought-out planning. Not all had been signed, but those that were revealed names such as Jasmine, Hailey, Brie, Hannah, and Rachel.
    For this Christmas season, the tree in the parlor at the historical society museum will reflect nostalgic times in Owen County when families constructed their own ornaments, made homemade gifts and despite the lack of material things, celebrated Christmas with great joy.

  • Matt and Kathryn Tate of Owenton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mallorie Rebekah. Mallorie was born on Nov. 7, 2012, at 10:42 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Terry and Melissa Gaines. Paternal grandparents are Harold and Betty Tate, all of Owenton.

  • I could get used to this weather. We needed the rain and the temperature is wonderful. I know it can’t last, but it feels good to my old bones.

  • Since ancient times they have offered us transportation, companionship, and at times served as food. They worked tirelessly, expecting very little in return, and they have created a special place in the hearts of mankind.
    Through the years, the importance of animals cannot be denied, especially in  rural areas such as Owen County.
    Early settlers depended on their horses and mules to pull wagons, plow fields, and transport their owners  to visit  families and friends.

  • Stephanie Miles Ucan and Marcos Corchado-Castaneda of Carrollton announce the birth of their son, Denver Alexander Souix Corchado, born, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
    Marcos Alejandro Corchado, 20, of Torreon, Mexico helped welcome his little brother home.
    Maternal grandparents are Phyllis and Larry Sculley of Port Royal and Tommy and Denise Miles of Owenton. Maternal great-grandparents are James Dempsey of Carrollton, and Irene Duncan of Amelia, Ohio.

  • It seems the year comes and goes faster every year. I have hardly put away the lawn mower and I’m changing the house from the beautiful fall colors to the red, green and gold of Christmas. Yes, I said Christmas, can you believe it’s less than a month away?

  • It was moving day for the Orr family.
    By early morning, the household goods had been loaded into the wagon and the cow tied to the back. The rooster was separated from the laying hens and he was none too happy about the prospect of traveling alone in his cage. The horses were hitched and it is quite likely that tears clouded Loulu Orr’s eyes as her glance skimmed the yard and house she had called home for so many years.

  • The children of Gene and Beverly are proud to share in the celebration of their parent’s anniversary. On Nov. 25, 2012, Gene and Beverly Mason will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

  • “The American people are amazing.”

    These words summarized the enthusiastic description of a bike trip across America. The May trek was achieved by Bro. Greg Guy, pastor of First Christian Church in Owenton, and his daughter, Judith.
    Bro. Greg was the special guest and featured speaker at the historical society Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday. His energy was contagious as the audience traveled alongside him on his rigorous yet rewarding journey through the towns, cities and countryside of our great land.

  • Josh Aaron Raines and Kayla Darlene Smith were married Sept. 21, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.  in Sevierville, Tenn. at the Preserve Chapel by Bro. Milkweed Wotier. The bride’s maid of honor was Heather Patton. The groom’s best man was Cody Mckinley. In attendance were the groom’s mother, Terri Raines, and the bride’s grandparents, Gary and Darlene Hunter, all of Owenton. The couple spent their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and will reside in Florence.