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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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?