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Today's Features

  • Derby weekend was a whopping success. Oh, it rained on Wednesday and the boat race had to be postponed; or was that Tuesday? It rains so much lately I loose track, but Friday was a beautiful day for the Oaks; and though it was cloudy and cool most of Saturday, the small amount of rain that fell at mid-afternoon didn’t hurt the track or the crowd’s enthusiasm.

  • Though most Owen countians know someone by the name of Elizabeth or Margaret, many may not realize that at one time these were the names of two communities in the county. While examining old copies of the News-Herald, Doris Riley — a historical society member, historian, and genealogist — discovered Margaret and Elizabeth in the “Community News.” Elizabeth was somewhere around Lusby’s Mill, but Margaret seems to be lost somewhere in the past, her whereabouts unknown.

  • Frances, Bobbie Jo and Cody Ray would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their mother, Billie Ann Jewell, daughter of the late Archie and Stella Gordy, to Donnie Ray Cannon, son of Rachel Cannon and the late Ancil Cannon. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Wheatley Community Center. A reception will follow the wedding. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Elk Lick Baptist
    Tod Woodyard, Lashanda Fitzgerald and Bonnie Woodyard sang “Drinking From My Saucer.” Tod Woodyard and children sang “I Was There When It Happened.”
    Bro. Scotty McDowell is our pastor for revival. His sermon was on St. John 5:1-9 -- “Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?”

  • I thought the top of the news tonight would be “Everybody on the Branch got out their mowers and got their yards mowed.” I turned on the 11 o’clock news to see David Gregory announcing that Osama Bin Laden is dead.
    After all this time and all the changes in our lifestyle in the U.S. the past 10 years, all the death and destruction that has been caused in his name, what happens now? Will another bogeyman arise to take his place? Will we just turn to Libya’s Gadaffi to be the new bogeyman to take his place? Who knows.

  • Spring ushers Owen countians outdoors to plow, plant, mow, dig fence posts, and paint and repair fencing and barns. Occasionally, a figure might be seen sporting a fishing pole heading for the nearest body of water. The streams, lakes, and river around Owen County offer countless opportunities for skilled fishermen and women to challenge those wily, wet, water creatures as they are lured from the water to the bank, into a skillet, and then onto a platter to hold a place of honor at the supper table.

  • Elk Lick Baptist

  • Peyton Reese Bodenhamer, born 11:37 p.m. on April 21, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. She weighed 8 lb. and 1 ounce. She is the daughter of Jackie and Josh Bodenhamer of Dry Ridge. Her siblings are Corey Lane Clifton and Joshua Kendrick Bodenhamer. Her maternal grandparents are Steve and Sandy Lengel of Owenton. Her paternal grandparents are Paul and June Bodenhamer of Williamstown.