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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Northern Kentucky Truck Tuggers are hosting a benefit April 9 at the Owen County Fairgrounds in honor of William Tackett, who died in a car accident last year when he was 26 years old, and his son Braydon, who died two months later.
    Proceeds from the event will go to help erect tombstones on their graves.
    Lisa Stewart,  William’s mother and Braydon’s grandmother, arranged for a nice funeral service and burial for her babies and has only recently been able to pay off those expenses.

  • Well, I made it through another basketball-filled weekend. In case someone out there was in a cave someplace and hasn’t heard, the University of Kentucky beat West Virginia. So we march on to next weekend. This time we will face Ohio State. I am filling my head with mundane things so I won’t dwell on it.
    Gardening is something to think about. I have seen several plots that have been plowed.

  • In 1943, Kelly Morrison was hitchhiking, a common practice in the nation at that time. Kelly was returning home after serving over three years in the Air Force during WWII. He was a side gunner on a B-24, also known as the “Liberator,” and had flown 25 missions, had been seriously wounded, and received three medals, including the Purple Heart.

  • Six Owen County teens attended the 2011 4-H District No. 3 Teen Retreat in northern Kentucky. Owen County was one of nine counties represented at the annual retreat where 45 youth were in attendance. At the retreat, the youth attended workshops on creativity and leadership, building relationships, healthy snacks, and stress management. Representing Owen County (from left to right) were Allyson Beverly, Kara Knochelmann, Samantha Perkins, Gracie Roberts, Olivia Karsner, and Claire True.
     

  • Several students with connections to Owen County were recently invited to serve as pages for members of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Brenda and Donald House celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. The couple wed March 15, 1974.