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Today's Features

  • We’ve gotten two good rains and the grass is ready to cut again. I just finished the last section of the yard on Friday. One of the downpours had some wind with it. I didn’t hear it because I sleep like the dead when I go to bed, but Wanda said a tree was dislodged by the storm and fell across part of the road just below her house.

  • “Owen Countians, Then and Now” was the title of a column featured in the News-Herald for several years. In a 1975 and 1976 issue, Herbert G. Gibson and J. L. Samuel shared poignant memories of Sparta in the early 20th century.

  • The ride was not for the fainthearted.
    At times it jarred the bones and rattled the teeth and the constant swaying was sure to cause motion sickness in some. Depending on the time of year, one could be covered with a fine film of dust or mired in knee-deep mud. However, despite the setbacks, travel by stagecoach was part of the American scene.

  • The Keith children would like to congratulate their parents Barbara and Alvin Keith on 38 years of marriage. The couple will celebrate their anniversary on April 29.
    Their children would like to send their love and admiration to their parents for this special achievement.

  • Steven and Melissa Peak of Owenton are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Bridget Noel Peak to Ryan Michael Heath, the son of Patti and Johnny Parks of Owenton and the late Ken Heath of Michigan.
    The ceremony will be held June 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Hesler Assembly of God Church. A reception will follow at the Elk Creek Winery.
    Invitations are being sent to out-of-town guests only. Please call Melissa or Bridget to RSVP.

  • Carson Wayne Tuggle, the son of Kevin and Jennifer Tuggle of Jonesville, was born April 2, 2012, at 3:56 p.m. in  Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital - Edgewood.
    He was 9 lbs. 4.5 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
    He is welcomed to the world by his brother Dillon, 9; his sister, Kellyann, 20 months; his maternal grandparents, Mike and Julia Dyer of Jonesville; his paternal grandparents, Wayne Tuggle of Jonesville and Wanda Brown of Willard, Ohio; and his great-grandfather, Harold Harney.

  • Carson Wayne Tuggle, the son of Kevin and Jennifer Tuggle of Jonesville, was born April 2, 2012, at 3:56 p.m. in  Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital - Edgewood.
    He was 9 lbs. 4.5 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
    He is welcomed to the world by his brother Dillon, 9; his sister, Kellyann, 20 months; his maternal grandparents, Mike and Julia Dyer of Jonesville; his paternal grandparents, Wayne Tuggle of Jonesville and Wanda Brown of Willard, Ohio; and his great-grandfather, Harold Harney.

  • Jerry and Donna Blankenship of Frankfort would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Seaton to Derrick Ballinger, son of Billy and Nancy Ballinger and E.T. and Sheila Glass of Owenton.
    Amber is the granddaughter of Sylvia Blankenship and the late Earl Blankenship of Frankfort and Emma Hundley and Roger Seaton of Owensboro.
    Derrick is the grandson of Florence Giles and the late Leon Giles of Monterey and Ronald and Joann Wright and the late Laurel Ballinger of Frankfort.

  • The stone orator stands erect atop the imposing alabaster monument and gazes out over the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Owenton. The marker bears the image of United States Representative Evan E. Settle and designates his final resting place.
    Like many other Owen countians, Evan Settle devoted much of his life to politics, and nobly served the people of Kentucky.

  • Jamie and Morgan Bond would like to announce the birth of their son Ryder Wilton Bond, who was  born March 13, 2012 at 10:55 p.m.
    Ryder weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his big brother Cameron; maternal grandparents, Kim Juett of Long Ridge and Margo and Danny Doty of LaGrange; paternal grandparents, Danny and Bonnie Bond of Sparta; and great-grandmother Jeanette Davis of Sparta.