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Today's Features

  • Last week was a picture postcard week for our area, sunshine, mild breezy days, fit for about anything one would want to do outside. I divided my time between mowing and cards. The third week of the month always has bridge on Tuesdays and hand and foot on Fridays. I did well at cards, won at bridge and split the games of hand and foot. I can take my winnings and buy a cup of coffee anywhere.

  • Some of us older folk in Owen County shake our heads in disbelief as we struggle to come to grips with modern technology. The ability of our  youngsters  to manipulate the advanced equipment of today never ceases to amaze us. Now the Kindle is visiting the classrooms in our schools and the kids are delighted.

  • Danny and Vicki Gortney of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Kara Suzanne Kistner to Nathan Andrew Carter, son of Steve and Tracy Carter of Monterey.
    Kara is the daughter of the late Mickey Kistner and the granddaughter of Ann Cook, Jerry and Doris Kistner and the late John Cook and Carolyn Kistner.
    Nathan is the grandson of Billy and Myra Duvall, Coleman Wilhoite and the late Paul and Frieda Carter.

  • Danny and Vicki Gortney of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Kara Suzanne Kistner to Nathan Andrew Carter, son of Steve and Tracy Carter of Monterey.
    Kara is the daughter of the late Mickey Kistner and the granddaughter of Ann Cook, Jerry and Doris Kistner and the late John Cook and Carolyn Kistner.
    Nathan is the grandson of Billy and Myra Duvall, Coleman Wilhoite and the late Paul and Frieda Carter.

  • Tobacco is not only America’s oldest agricultural commodity, it is also one of the oldest plants native to the new world. Explorers who first observed its use capitalized on its commercial promise, and by the 1500’s the leaf was introduced to the European aristocracy.

  • Joseph Conner Hall, the son of Joe Hall and Stephanie England of Owenton, was born March 9, 2012 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He weighed 5 lbs., 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.

  • Kinley Brooke Bartram was born Jan. 7, 2012, at 1:43 p.m. in the Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.
    She was 8 lbs, 4 ounces and 21 inches long. She is the daughter of Jackie and Ashley Bartram of Wheatley.
    She is welcomed to the world by her brother Jaden, 5; her maternal grandparents Butch and Rena Kendall of Wheatley; her paternal grandparents Lee and Terry Bartram and the late Debbie Bartram of Sparta; her great-grandparents, Arthur and Orithia Hamilton, Jack Ogden, Shirley Baker, and Georgia Bartram.
     

  • Every possible nook and cranny was enlisted to display the unique, the unusual, or the most current sought after item.
    Shelves were packed with canned goods, oil lamps, material by the yard, and the latest remedies for coughs and colds. Staples such as flour, sugar, coffee, and meal were in plentiful supply and the candy case offered a wide variety of sweets to the delight of local youngsters.

  • “It takes a lot of glory out of war to see the dead being buried.”

    These words were written by John F. Campbell who, as a boy on his father’s farm, witnessed the Civil War battle of Stone River. Burial of thousands of dead left a lasting impression upon John who would always lament the tragedy of Americans fighting each other.