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Today's Features

  • The pickup trucks with the orange hatted occupants have turned out in abundance this weekend. Wanda told me this was the start of gun season.
    I kind of guessed that.
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    Bro. Bill was here last week to do some last-minute mowing and fixing some guttering and told me his grandsons would be here over the weekend.

  • Timothy and Megan Wood announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Lucille, born at 9:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 9 lbs. and 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Big brother Jonathan, 3, helped welcome her home.  Her maternal grandparents are Ted and Sandy Williams of Louisville; paternal grandparents, Stephen and Teresa Wood of Williamstown, and paternal great-grandparents are Frances and Frank Simpson of Williamstown.

  • The most exciting thing that has happened on the Branch this week is the high winds and rain we had on Wednesday night and Thursday night last week.
    We had an inch of rain on Wednesday and another on Thursday, but I’m not sure that inch actually hit the ground. The wind was blowing a gale. Luckily there was very little damage here. I had to pick up a lot of small limbs and trash on the yard and one larger limb blew off the tree in the front yard, but it was blown halfway down the yard away from the house.

  • “The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat
    The soldier’s last tattoo;
    No more on Life’s parade shall meet
    That brave and fallen few.
    On Fame’s eternal camping-ground
    Their silent tents are spread,
    And Glory guards with solemn round,
    The bivouac of the dead.”

     – Theodore O’Hara’s poem Bivouac of the Dead was composed after the Mexican War to honor the Kentuckians who lost their lives in that conflict.

  • Bransen Allen McKillop was born Aug. 23, 2013, to Brittany Allen Waldrop and Jared Allen Bransen McKillop of Fairfield. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19.25 inches long. He is welcomed to the world by his proud grandparents, Karen and Glenn Todd Waldrop of Frankfort and Tracie Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; his great-grand parents, Darlyn and the late Glenn Waldrop of Owenton, Carol Saylor or Sarasota, Fla., Bob Allen of Mason, Ohio; and the McKillop families of Ohio and Missouri.

  • IT WASN’T MY FAULT.
    I didn’t drop it or anything, The little blue light just quit blinking and I was cut off from the outside world.
    Well, I do have a phone, but did you ever have to dictate a full-page column via phone?
    My Hughes Net internet provider went out late Thursday. I thought I could get it fixed on my own. It had been acting a bit hinky for a while but I always managed to get the lights to come on again.

  • Bruce and Kim Wainscott are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Grace Leeann Wainscott.  She was born at 2:04 a.m., Aug. 11, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 9 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches long.  Grace was welcomed home by her big brother Austin. Her family includes maternal grandparents Paula and the late Bill Dempsey; paternal grandparents, Tony and Mary Jo Wainscott; great-grandparents Mary Stafford and John and Barbara Colligan.

  • He is long and lanky and stands head and shoulders above most everyone else.
    Although he lives in Carroll County, his roots are in Owen. He is involved in his church and has worked about every job imaginable from farming to hauling to former president of the historical society.

  • “My Daddy said when he was a young man he was riding horseback one night when this great light came on and followed him as his horse galloped homeward. As the horse and rider passed the Greenup cemetery, the great light suddenly disappeared.”

    Owen County ghosts, goblins and ghouls were  featured in the 1966 Owen County Historical Almanac.

  • It really feels like fall this morning. We had three inches of rain over the weekend but missed the bad storms and heavy rain. We did manage to get a load of wood split, hauled in and stacked in the wood shed on Saturday afternoon, but that was the extent of my nod to “gathering nuts for the winter” this week.
    Fay said they did get the Soup Sunday at church in before the rain ran them inside. She said there was a very good crowd and plenty of soup. They were going to start their wood gathering this week but would wait till the woods dried a bit.