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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Casey Crosser of Henry, Tenn., are the parents of a son, Eli Alexander, born Feb. 24, 2011, at Henry County Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1.2 ounces.
    The mother is the former Nikki Holland of New Castle. Paternal grandparents are Sammy and Carolyn Baker of Henry and the late Joe Edward Crosser; maternal grandparents are Debbie and Darrell Howard of Owenton, and Jay Holland of New Castle. Maternal great-grandparents are Don and Flo Cook and Delbert and Charlotte Howard, all of Owenton.

  • Three OCHS students presented speeches to the Owen County Rotary Club March 20 at its weekly meeting at the Smith House Restaurant.
    Danielle Hoop, Dakoda Trenary and Blake Chancery addressed the Rotary Club with speeches they wrote as part of the annual Rotary District 6710 Speech Contest.
    This year’s theme was “Building Communities … Bridging Continents.” The contest was held at OCHS March 11.

  • We’re in the Big Dance! And I’ve made it through another weekend without having a heart attack. In case you haven’t heard, UK beat North Carolina Sunday evening. Just one more weekend to suffer through and I can concentrate on golf and yard mowing.
    It didn’t look much like yard-mowing weather Sunday morning — 32 degrees and a covering of snow on the porch and yard when I got up. Welcome to spring in Kentucky.

  • One traditional way that Owen countians have immortalized their families is by collecting, recording, and passing down recipes to their loved ones.
    For most people, food and family are intimately connected, and family recipes are a way of keeping our ancestry, as well as a part of ourselves, alive. Cooking from family recipes can evoke vivid memories of childhood, reminding us of experiences long forgotten and allowing us to relive those feelings of comfort and excitement.

  • Since the beginning of time, women have played a vital role in the affairs of the world. March is “Women in History” month and we reminisce and celebrate the resilient fortitude and achievements of the women of Owen County.

  • Debra Dawson of Owenton would like to announce the adoption of her three children — Ashleyann, Andrew and Rhiannon Dawson.
    All three children have been part of the Dawson family for almost four years with the adoption completed Aug. 10, 2010.
    Welcoming the children into the family were siblings: Danielle Chase of Louisville, Lyndsey Arey of Owenton, Wade Howard of Las Vegas, Nev., Samantha Smith of Owenton, Charles Chase Jr. of Owenton, and Spencer Wilcoxson of Owenton. Other family members include Kris Smith of Owenton and Mike Meyer of Louisville.

  • Maleigha Jo McCormick was born at 4:07 p.m. Feb. 21, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Her proud parents are Amanda McCormick of Frankfort and Jonathan McKinney of Frankfort.
    Maleigha’s maternal grandparents are Karen and Jeff Tackett of Williamstown and Barry and Thelma McCormick of Owenton. Her maternal great-grandmother is Sarah McCormick of Owenton. Her paternal grandparents are Pastor Ronnie and Marlene McKinney of Frankfort. Her paternal great-grandparents are Marvin and Nora McGaushey.

  • Cora Cobb and Kevin Heinlein would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Kailyn Ryann Heinlein. She was born Christmas Day 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She weighed 8 pounds, 12.2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Toni and Kevin Stewart of Owenton and Barry and Tammy Cobb of Frankfort. Paternal grandparents are Chantela Heinlein, Bob Tenner and Randall Heinlein, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. Kailyn was also welcomed home by her two sisters, Laila and Jessica.

  • Melissa and Steven Peak are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colin-Jo and granddaughter, Makiya Grace. Colin-Jo Nahuel Peak was born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center Jan. 22, 2011, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Makiya Grace was born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center March 15, 2011, weighing 6 pounds, 10 3/4 ounces.