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Today's Features

  • “The simplest most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.” 

    Author Bruce Feliler attributes family stories as the secret sauce that holds families together.
    Owen County is replete with family and community narratives that have been shared with others. These stories of home life and community events serve to strengthen our ties both with our immediate family and with those with whom we share those stories.

  • “The last time I saw the school its windows were boarded up and the porch was completely gone, but there are many memories of so many people who went through that old school door. I am one of them.”

  • Cody and Courtney Beckham are excited to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lockett Christine Beckham.  She was born Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood at 8:31 a.m. She weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 1/4 inches long.  Her maternal grandparents are Dennis and Chris Davis. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lee Ann Waldrop, and Leroy and Tammy Beckham. Her maternal great-grandmother is Betty Davis.

  • NaTasha Paul and Brandon Brumley of Owenton announce the birth of their son Brennen Isaiah Dale Paul. He was born Jan. 13, 2014, at 5:27 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Brennen weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 216 inches long. Grandparent is Sarah Hammond.
     

  • Jeffrey and Carrie Elliston would like to announce the birth of their son, William Paul Elliston, born Dec. 19, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center at 7:50 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 4.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Paulette Purnell and Randall and Fay Johnson; paternal grandparents,  Jeff and Patricia Elliston;  maternal great-grandparents, Paul and Betty Prather and the late Homer and Betty Johnson; paternal great-grandparents, Evelyn and the late George Cooke and the late William and Anna Mae Brophy.

  • I am not a happy camper this morning.
    The Kentucky Wildcats lost, again. It snowed, again and it hasn’t been a good week for me all around.
    I awoke Tuesday morning with a wet bed. No, it wasn’t Dobbs’ fault, my waterbed had sprung a leak.
    This has been the Winter of Water.

  • We decided to cancel church on Saturday.
    The Branch had as much as eight inches of snow on the ground and it was in the low teens. Snow was piled up on each side of the road and there were icy patches all along the middle.
    John took advantage of the 20-degree weather to bring me a load of wood from the wood lot so I would have enough to last this week.
    We were ready for another week in the house. I was content. I had wood, a movie, books, a golf game and the University of Kentucky game on TV.

  • This has been a hectic but productive week.
    Teri came on Monday to wash down the walls with vinegar. Then she and John decided that the lower part of the drywall needed to be cut away because it was still wet. She finished about 3 p.m.
    John helped me load three large trash bags into the car and I followed her to Owenton to the dump.
    She helped me unload and we went our separate ways. That was the last time I was out of the house all week.

  • They produce love and laughter, heartache and tears and build a tapestry of personalities that connect and bond together to create families. Each family member reflects the past, present, and future; and family stories etch themselves into memories and nourish souls.
    Preserving family stories presents challenges to modern man.