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Today's Features

  • Gracie Michelle Lenear was born Feb. 17, 2012. Her parents are Robert Lenear and Bobbie Jump. Her grandparents are Johnny Bob Jump, Angie Waddle and Jason, Bobby and Billie Lenear. Gracie weighed 8 lbs., one ounce.

  • The weather suits my mood this morning.
    The Cats lost Sunday and Tiger pulled something in his leg and had to withdraw from the tournament. I’m going to have to get a new hobby. I’m getting too old for all this trauma.  
    There’s really not much news this week. Johnny Bob did get out of the hospital and was moved back to Kindred Northfield Nursing Home on Hunting Road.

  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College has recognized the following students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 fall semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for fall 2011 from Owen County are:

  • The inscribed bronze face of the commemorative medal glistens in the bright sunlight. Embedded in a tombstone, the medal serves as a salient reminder of an American war which receives little attention from the public. A war which, had we lost, would have put America under the iron rule of England once again.

  • The Owen County Extension Office will host a series of workshops dedicated to improving life for people suffering from diabetes. “Living Well With Diabetes” will be held Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. Pictured are Paul Kinman, Ruth Kuingkade- RN CDE, Beulah Cornman and Beverly Miller. For more details on the workshops, call 484-5703.

  • Robert  Lee Tipton was born Feb, 5, 1919 and celebrated his 93rd birthday Feb. 5 at  his home in Waddy. Elizabeth Price Tipton, his wife of 68 years, and four generations of family  and friends  were there to help him celebrate. Robert and Elizabeth have five daughters: Doris (Robert) Cissell, Judy Tipton, Sue (Owen) Bond, Connie (Jerry) Coleman, Peggy (Lonnie) Cook; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • A revolution in marketing has been taking place over the last several years in all means of commerce throughout the world. The cattle business has not been an exception.
    The matter of Internet sales will be the topic of the upcoming Cattlemen’s Association meeting. The speaker will be Jeremy Shryock, representative with Bluegrass Stockyards of Lexington.
    The meeting will be held March 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • I hadn’t really noticed that this was a leap year till this week. I’m not terribly observant. I’ve missed my chance to propose to someone. Since I had nobody in mind, it’s a moot point.
    Weird weather report: Wanda said she went to Barbara and David’s Friday night for supper. She said the wind got up and torrents of rain began to fall, along with lots of loud thunder.
    When she went home and got out of her car, she found a big pile of ice, or more specifically, balls of hail where it had landed on her metal roof and slid off into piles on her sidewalk.

  • Stephen Michael Powers, son of Dawn (McDonald) and Fred Powers, Jr.

  • Though the colors may be a bit faded and the seams somewhat frayed, the Rebel uniform remains as a reminder for Charlie Thornton of the four years he spent playing basketball for Owen County High School.