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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Brent and Ashley Roberts of Worthville would like to announce the birth of their second child, Claxton, a baby boy born Sept. 17, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.
    Claxton was 19 1/4 inches long and weighed 7.9 lbs. He was welcomed home by his big sister Audrey. Proud grandparents are Steve and Kimberly Hawkins and Allen and Teresa Roberts.

  • I’m getting a slow start this morning. The coffee hasn’t quite reached the brain yet. Last week was a very busy one for me. It seemed like I was at the computer or on the phone most of the week. People to notify, questions to answer for Pat or Rita and finding others who had moved and should be notified. If you have never had to cope with the “business of death,” it’s daunting the first time you have to do it.
    Things did fall into place and Johnny Bob’s memorial service was really nice.

  • It was like coming back home for Christmas. Elbow room was in short supply, and if you were lucky enough to find a seat it was wise to stay put. The lights and homemade ornaments on the tree seemed to embrace the nostalgic atmosphere and beckoned the crowd to gather round to talk, laugh and remember.