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Today's Features

  • I was amused the other day to read some suggested voicemails greetings that truly are a sign of the times in which we live.
    Here’s one that gave a chuckle:
    “Hello, I’m not here right now. In fact, I’m out getting a new parakeet. If you leave a message after the beep, I’ll be sure to get back to you. Oh, and by the way, a word of advice; never try to clean a parakeet cage with a vacuum cleaner.”
    And this one:

  • Anna Garrett Perkins and Bryan Estes are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylee Rose Estes. She was born June 24, 2014 at LaGrange Hospital, weighing 7 lbs., 14.5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Elizabeth Garrett and the late Robert Garrett of Ghent and Diana and Larry Estes of Owenton.  Kylee was welcomed home by her brothers Brandon, Brentan and Jerek.

  • Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
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    When it comes to politics Kentuckians have always been vocal and involved.
    During the 1900s, political issues dominated much of the talk at Owen County social gatherings and front porches of general stores or wood stumps at community picnics offered convenient stages for politicians to gather the support of voters.

  • Andrew and Renee Glacken of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn K. Glacken.  Ashlyn was born July 2, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 17 3/4 inches long. Her paternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Glencoe. Her maternal grandparents are Stewart and Melissa Osborne of New Liberty.

  • From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, Cedar Hill Baptist Church and the family of Mary F. Riddle will honor her with a reception to celebrate her 100th birthday. Everyone is invited.

  • Good morning from the Branch. It’s pleasantly cool at the moment  and the sun is shining. Summer has finally arrived.
    We had a horrendous storm on both Friday and Saturday nights, thunder and lightning like I have never seen before.
    Wanda said  it damaged several things at Pat New’s and “got” Barbara’s TV.
    The storm on Saturday night on the Branch didn’t destroy anything but played havoc with all our “programmed appliances.”

  • Stephanie Nicole Powers, daughter of Dawn and Fred Powers, Jr. of Versailles, and Mark Arron Northern, son of Ernie Northern and Kathy and Gary Northern, all of Richmond were united in marriage Saturday, April 26, 2014, at The Ashley Inn, Bryantsville, with the Rev. Todd Probus of Versailles officiating the ceremony.  
    The matron of honor was Jean Allen Ellington, aunt of the bride, of Owenton. Bridesmaids were Francis Rice Hall of Lexington, and Amy Kinsler of Crestview Hills, friends of the bride.

  • There’s the story of the preacher who worked up quite the appetite after a long day of knocking on doors, inviting people to church.
    At the last home he was to visit that day, the lady of the house asked him if he’d like something to eat. He eagerly said yes, and she handed him a bowl filled with a strange, smelly mixture. He wasn’t certain what it was, but he was so hungry he began spooning down the contents.
    As the preacher ate, he noticed this little pig running around the kitchen, squealing loudly and giving him lots of attention.

  • Beech Grove Baptist
    The message was taken from Luke 9:49-56, “Impressions From Jesus.”