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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • One more game to get through and my life will be my own again till next November.
    I got so vocal Saturday night that both indoor pets, Binks and Dobby, asked to go out. It was a great game. I’m just sorry we had to eliminate the other Kentucky team. I was happy to see four Kentucky teams in the tournament.
    After today. I promise not to mention basketball again for a while.

  • Harry and Martha Brock are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 23, 1962. The celebration will be held at Long Ridge Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. on March 24. There will be a catered meal and cake for family and friends. The party is given by their daughter, Monica Brock. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Harry and Martha Brock are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 23, 1962. The celebration will be held at Long Ridge Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. on March 24. There will be a catered meal and cake for family and friends. The party is given by their daughter, Monica Brock. All friends and family are invited to attend.