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Today's Features

  • Elizabeth Reed and Aaron Smither were wed at 6:30 P.M. on Aug. 27, 2011 at St. Dominic Church in Springfield.
     Elizabeth is the daughter of John Boyd and Patricia Reed of Springfield.
     Aaron is the son of Maurice Ray and Norma (Estes) Smither of Lexington.
     The ceremony was performed by Father Pepper and Father Brown.

  • “A knowledge of the past prepares us for the crisis of the present and the challenge of the future.”
    These words of President John F. Kennedy are a poignant reminder of the vital necessity to preserve the history of our nation, our state, our community, and our families. Artifacts, stories, and documents of our ancestors serve as a bridge connecting us to our past.

  • Misty Stewart and Daven Lynch are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brailey Dawn born Dec. 6, 2011. She weighed 8 lb. 1 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.
    Grandparents are Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton, Ozzie Wright and Tina Lynch of Sanders and Greg Lynch of Carrollton. Her great-grandparents are Charles and Tillie Stewart of New Liberty and Charles Bitzer of Owenton. Her great-great-grandparent is Boliver Baker of Ohio.

  • The new light looked so good I decided to go a step further and see about putting new vinyl siding on the house. I was pointing toward spring, but thought I would get a couple of estimates. Before I knew what was happening, I had a salesman here from Sears and had contracted for the job. I chose a sage green with white trim and was still thinking they wouldn’t start until maybe March. Oh no, the salesman said, they will begin in a couple of weeks.
    I thought the man was crazy - ripping off the siding of my house in December and working with vinyl in 35-degree weather.

  • I’ve had a very good week, even though my house looks like a Christmas factory has exploded inside of it. I’ve gotten a little bit done in every room but nothing is finished, ergo, the guest bedroom looks like it’s packing to leave for parts unknown.
    The orange and brown has been packed away and the red and green laid out to be hung, arranged or placed strategically on tables, mantle or anything that doesn’t move.

  • Even into the 20th century, Owen countians were not immune to the “speckled monster.” 
    It attacked young and old alike, and many did not survive its devastating assault. Through the 18th and 19th centuries, pioneer villages and towns were decimated by its onslaught, and many succumbed to the effects of this dreaded disease called smallpox.
    Owen County records show that in December of 1902 a smallpox epidemic was raging in the area, and many died as it made its way from household to household.

  • The good weather held long enough for all the Thanksgiving travelers to go and get home safely, for Joel to get the last of the concrete poured outside his new building and for the eager beaver Christmas shopper, who were camped outside the stores. Friday would be the last choice for shopping as far as I am concerned.
    John and I did go to Owenton Friday to visit with Teri and to see Sarah and Vincent while they were here.

  • The carolers, dressed in early 20th-Century attire, cluster together and silently mouth the words of timeless Christmas carols. This scene is reminiscent of early Owen County years when carolers would gather under the dim gas lights in Owenton to offer songs and hymns of the Christmas season.
    Jim Jump was the town lamplighter at that time, and every evening at dusk Jim would take his long pole and light the lamps along Owenton streets, illuminating the town.
    At dawn, Jim would return to extinguish the lights and welcome another Owen county day.

  • Mount Pleasant Baptist