Today's Features

  • Wagons have always played an important part in the history of Owen County. After the long hunters made their trek over the Appalachian Mountains and claimed land in Kentucky, they returned home (most often to Carolina or Virginia) and brought their families to this wilderness. The rich, fertile land of Kentucky was considered to be a paradise on earth. According to T.A. Perry, the first entries claiming land in what is now Owen County were filed in the Virginia Land Offices in 1780.

  • Karen Karsner of Owenton and Tony Karsner of Monterey are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Karsner, to Matthew Greenlee. Karen and Tony would like to invite all friends and family to join in their upcoming wedding celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Headgates on Hwy. 368 off of Hwy. 127 S.
    The reception will immediately follow the ceremony at Headgates. Dress is casual.
    The couple will be registering at North Park and Walmart. For more information or directions, please call (502) 750-2774.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary McFarland of Latonia wish to announce the marriage of their granddaughter, Stephanie Hon, to Christopher Herndon, son of Jim and Phyllis Herndon of Sparta.
    The invitation-only wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at General Butler State Park.
    A reception will follow at the Gallatin County Extension Office in Warsaw.
    The couple will reside in Sparta after a honeymoon trip to Yellowstone Park.

  • Haley and Amber Minch, along with Melody Jacobs, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their parents, Jennifer McNay and Tim Jacobs. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. There will be a reception following the ceremony at the Owen County Extension Building. All friends and family are invited to attend. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • It’s Sunday night again and here I sit trying to think of something to write. It seems the weeks just fly by anymore. I have another cat, just what I need, another animal to feed. When I took the computer to Tutt’s last week to get the programs put into it, Tutt was complaining about the neighbor’s cat scratching on his door and tearing up the screen. He was threatening to do bodily harm to it. I said, don’t do that, I’ll take it to the farm. I got an e-mail from Ann Thursday saying that the lady had advertised online, looking for a home for the offending animal.

  • Recipes are pieces of history. They have been written down on small scraps of paper or verbally passed from one generation to another. Early arrivals of Owen County shared recipes with family and friends, and today those same recipes produce a variety of specialties that originated in England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Africa.

  • Claire Alexis Tabor was born Sept. 2, 2011, at 11:51 a.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. She is the daughter of Greg and Jessica Tabor of Georgetown. She is the granddaughter of Debbie and Frank Smoot Jr. of Owenton  and  Bertha and the late Donald Tabor of Owenton and the great-granddaughter of Naomi Smoot of Owenton and Doris McClure of Dry Ridge.

  • Elijah, along with his parents, Josh and Lilly Walters, announce the birth of his baby sister, Brianna Ralynn, born Sept. 3, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital Lexington. Brianna weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Cindy Walters of Monterey; great-grandmothers are Joyce Walters and Barbara Watson, both of Monterey. She is the niece of Jeremy Robinson of Louisville. Bri is the great-granddaughter of the late Bill Brown, Cleveland Walters and Stuart Watson.

  • After two weeks of dry weather, the rains started a week ago Sunday afternoon and didn’t stop till the following Thursday. It felt more like November than September.