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Today's Features

  • Sarah Peak, center, was recognized at the University Scholars Assembly of Eastern Kentucky University April 8 for the top award in the outstanding graduate thesis category. Also pictured are Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik, left, dean of the graduate school, and Dr. Nathan Tice, right, her thesis adviser. She is the daughter of Gregg and Suzanne Peak of Owenton; the granddaughter of Jesse and Evelyn Bourne of Owenton; and the granddaughter of Hugh and Mable Peak of Shelbyville.

  • Tom and Sonya Antrobus of Falmouth and Bryan and Tammy Woodyard of Astor, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Kay Antrobus, to Adam Tyler Gaines, son of Donette and Charlie Gaines of Owenton.
    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Trinity Southern Baptist. A reception will follow at Stonewood Gardens.
    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Grant County High School and is presently attending Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

  • Foods containing antioxidants can boost a person’s immunity and go a long way in preventing disease.
    Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other compounds in food that protect cells in the body from damage by compounds called free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally when the body breaks down food or when it is exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

  • 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