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Today's Features

  • Donnie Wayne Jr. and Lisa Sandlin are proud to announce the births of their twin daughters, Paydon Tru and Presley Ann Sandlin. Paydon was born at 8:25 a.m., Nov. 26, 2012. She weighed four lbs. 12 ounces and was 18 inches long. Presley was born at 8:27 a.m., Nov. 26, 2012, she weighed five lbs. 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Larry and Carole Wright of Beattyville. Their paternal grandparents are Donnie Sr. and Sherry Sandlin of Owenton.  Paydon and Presley are welcome home by lots of loving family and friends.

  • Zachary Miles and Mindy Hawkins are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landen Chase Miles. Landen was born Nov. 19, 2012, at the Norton Suburban Women’s Pavilion. He weighed 8 lbs.  4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Landen is the brother of Mariah Hawkins, Rayden Hawkins and Layla Miles. He is the grandson of Nick and Diana Riley, Randy and Kim Williamson and Jeff and Michelle Perry.

  • I guess Fay and Bruce had already gone to the barn this morning when I called. It’s not a bad morning to be out. It’s a balmy 48 degrees this morning. This elevator weather has finally gotten me. I started sneezing Saturday and by the time I got home from church I sounded like I had gotten into the sneezing powder. By evening I had a full-blown cold. I have already cancelled dominos for this week. I don’t think I shall be ready for people in close contact by Wednesday.

  • They say that I am old. That is true; and yet I was not one of the first to gaze upon the land we know today as Owen County. It has been said that the McAfees were some of  the first white men to explore the area in 1773.They made camp at the mouth of Mill Creek where present day Perry Park stands.
    When other families arrived the forests were cleared, cabins were erected; and soon on every farm those like me settled on the land; and in doing so we took our place in the annals of history.

  • The children at Owenton First United Methodist performed a play Dec. 30th entitled “The Christmas Story: Through the Eyes of the Friendly Beasts.”  Pictured are (back row, left to right) Alexandria Perry, Ashley Buffin and Madalyn Wright (as angels); back row, left to right, Gabrielle Perry (as a donkey), Lyla Wilson (as a camel), Audree Young (as a sheep) and Jack Buffin (as a cow).

  • Last week started with crisp, cold but sunny days. The snow was still on the ground but the roads were clear, so I was a happy camper.

  • Somehow the conversation always seemed to revert back to history.
    Though the occasion was a birthday party for historical society member Margaret Alice Murphy, the ghosts of Owen countians took center stage.
    Stories of hucksters and Owen County general stores brought the phantoms to life and created a lively atmosphere in which to reminisce.

  • Happy New Year!
    I guess that’s still appropriate. Things go so fast now I should be mentioning Ground Hog Day.
    I hope your Christmas was as good as mine. Everyone was healthy and got to my house on Christmas morning and everyone meaning all my children and their spouses, my granddaughters and their husbands and the four great-grandchildren.

  • They were dressed alike, and as the two young men gazed at the camera from beneath jaunty caps atop their heads, all the anticipation and zest for life was  reflected in their eyes.