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Today's Features

  • Engravings snaking their way around the aged powder horn reflected the soft lights of the room; and their story embraced over 200 years of American history.
    The horn belonged to Jacob Hesler of Heslerville, the first county seat in Owen County.
    Traveling to the territory of Texas with Jacob’s descendants, it was eventually  purchased by broker of fine Americana, Kentuckian Mel Hankla.

  • In case somebody out there slept through it, this past Easter weekend was beautiful.
    It neither rained nor snowed on our parade. All the local churches were full. Old Cedar had a beautiful morning for their sunrise service on the hill behind the church.
    There were Easter egg hunts and family dinners, the New–True Clan gathered at Barbara’s for dinner, Fay and Bruce went to her brother Gary’s in Scott County after church to spend some time with the family. I’m sure there were children to hunt Easter eggs at all these gatherings.

  • Jim and Sharon Kelley of Benton are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Carolyn Kelley to Aaron Tupts, the son of David and Leah Tupts of Frankfort. Aaron is the grandson of Harry and Beverly Johns of Owenton and Trigga Johns of Louisville. The wedding will be held June 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Mount Sterling.

  • I can’t help but laugh when I think of the story I heard long ago about the young preacher’s visit with an elderly widow who, upset about losing her dentures, needed to be consoled.
    The preacher sat on the sofa and nibbled from a dish of peanuts on the end table while he tried to cheer her with the latest news about her church friends. Before long he realized he had made a real pig of himself and apologized to the woman for having eaten every last one of her peanuts.

  • A fringed linen frock wrapped itself around his lean, lanky frame. A decorated sheathed knife, suspended from a cord around his neck, and a powder horn cradled along his side produced an image of the early American frontier.
    His diminutive Shawnee wife, her calico shirt displaying trade silver, accompanied her husband; and 250 years of history surrounded these two figures of the past as they made their way into the present

  • The weekend was beautiful. Everybody on the Branch was outside doing clean up work on their yards. I got the front bed under the kitchen window raked and cut out the dead vines. It looks so much better.
    Fay was out cleaning her beds to get ready for new plantings and Wanda and Ray went to Joyce’s to trim her pampas grass.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ogden of Monterey along with Ms. Amy Thomas of Frankfort would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Anne, to Cory Lee Cannon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tuttle of Owenton and Mr. David Cannon of Stamping Ground. The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. on May 24 at the Stamping Ground Baptist Church. A reception will follow at David Cannon’s home in Stamping Ground. Invitations will be sent to out of town guests only.  All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • One of the best illustrations of an overinflated ego is in the story about the woodpecker that perched itself on a mighty oak tree, reared back and took a whack just as a bolt of lightning hit the trunk. The tree split from top to bottom and splinters flew in every direction. The woodpecker took off in a flash but came back a few minutes later with several of his buddies and said: “Look there what I did.”
    All to often we, like that little woodpecker, take credit for things that are truly acts of God.

  • Most Owen countians are familiar with the names of Claxon Ridge, Pink Ridge, Stewart Ridge, Buffalo Ridge, Riddle’s Ridge, Divided Ridge, Fortner Ridge, Ball Ridge, Harris Ridge, Bethel Ridge and Long Ridge. Some of these hilltops took on the names of the families who first settled along their crests, while the origin of the names of others may have been lost over the years.