Today's Features

  • Just a quick note to clear up some errors in last week’s column. I should reread it before I send it rather than reading it when the paper comes out. Gene Rose is Stony’s “cousin.”
    In the paper last week, that sentence bumped up against the line dividing the next item on the page and “cousin” got left out.

  • Jesse and Kimberly Romans of Owen County proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Steven T. Sanders to Nicole Young of Flatrock, Michigan. The couple will be united in marriage Nov. 17, 2012.
    The groom is a 2003 graduate of Owen County High and a 2011 graduate of electrical school. He is currently an electrical supervisor and the bride is currently a real estate agent.
    Both work and will continue to reside in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • The sun is shining this morning. After last week, that is news. I had to build a fire on Friday last. I don’t think I have ever had to start building fires this early. If that’s all I have to complain about I count myself very lucky.

  • Chester and Emily Marston celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Oct. 18. They spent a quiet afternoon at their home in Owenton. They were congratulated by their children, Barry and wife Donna; Bruce and wife Mary Ann; Sherry and her husband David. The couple has six grandchildren and expect a great-grandchild in January.

  • It stands in Owenton Cemetery, and like many such war monuments that dot the American landscape, it is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by those who have served our country in war.
    The poignant words on the back of the memorial point to the sometimes terrible price we pay for our freedoms. “How sweet to rest when life is done. With battles fought and victory won.”

  • Good morning, though it’s wet and cloudy on the Branch this morning. I will be stuck at home. John brought the news on Friday that the road crew had moved its equipment in and would start paving our road Monday morning. The trucks have already gone up the road; though it’s hardly light out.
    I had a great week last week, busy every day, so I can afford to stay home one day to have our road blacktopped.

  • Steve and Gwen Trammel of Owenton proudly announce the marriage of their daughter Emily Trammel to Wally Adrian of Premont, Texas. The ceremony will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Little Britain Carriage House in Burlington. After the honeymoon the couple will reside in Texas.

  • It stood in the courthouse yard for many years and as the city of Owenton grew and prospered, the tree spread its branches outward and settled its massive trunk on the grassy lawn. It wasn’t long before its foliage offered relief from baking summer days and in the autumn its display of brilliant colors heralded the approach of winter.
    But over the years time and the elements weakened its roots and a recent storm lifted the stalwart giant, hurling it to the ground and leaving many saddened at its demise.

  • Matthew Stewart and Lakeshia Crabtree would like to announce the birth of their first child Kaelyn Avery Stewart. She was born on Aug. 30, 2012, at 8:19 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 4.2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton and  Clifford and Patricia Crabtree of Dry Ridge. She was welcomed home by many friends and family.

  • She was a familiar sight in Owen County during the early part of the 20th Century.