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Today's Features

  • We didn’t have much money but we had a lot of love, and we shared that with everyone.

    Paying tribute to her mother and father at the historical society meeting last Thursday, Yolanda Lucas Ellis reminisced about her childhood as the daughter of an Owen county huckster.
    Yolanda was born and raised in Bromley, worked in Owen County schools for over 30 years, and she, Glenna Clifton, and Pat Smoot were the first three women to serve on the Owen County fire department.


  • Rosemary was back in church on Sunday. She was invited to by a friend of hers to go to Cancun for a week vacation in her time-share down there.
    Rosemary had knee surgery at the end of the year and her friend kept her walking on the beach every day to exercise her knee.
    Rosemary said she really didn’t appreciate it at the time but by the time she got home, her knee was much stronger and the 85-degree weather didn’t hurt either. I think she had a wonderful time even with the therapy.

  • In the 1930’s Owen countians recognized the piercing blast of the air-horn as it echoed up and down the hills and hollows of Owen.
    The words “Here Comes Bob” painted on a large, rambling red truck were the only introduction needed to announce the weekly visit of the Bromley huckster Bob Lucas.
    Yolanda Lucas Ellis, Bob’s daughter, was the official horn blower for her father as she accompanied him from community to community; and she will share some of her childhood memories at the historical society meeting Thursday.

  • Money can be a sore subject for many couples. In fact, money causes more arguments in a relationship than nearly every other topic combined. Whether you struggle to make ends meet or you’re sitting on a nest egg, chances are good you and your spouse haven’t always been eye-to-eye on the green stuff.

  • Even though Owen County has yet to see a major snowfall, to the delight of adults and dismay of the younger crowd, the Owen County Historical Society Board spent several hours last week making plans for spring and summer.
    The backyard of the museum will display several new surprises, including a riverboat mural gracing the concrete building in the back yard of McDonald and New Funeral Home.
    Our resident sign painter Jarl Lee Harris will begin the project sometime in April as weather permits.   

  • Kitty Sallee called last week to invite me to an unexpected bridge party at the Smith House last week. We had agreed at our Christmas bridge date that we would not play again till March, so this was a real treat.  It was a very cold but sunny Tuesday. We met at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Pat brought Betty Marston to have lunch with us. It was so good to see her out and looking so well. I also saw Lou Ann come in with her grandson Chad to have lunch too.

  • Mamaw, Granny, Ma, Nana, and Grandma.
    These endearing names have been spoken by Owen countians throughout the years to designate that special grandmother who captured the hearts of families.
    There are many examples in Owen County where mamaws and papaws moved into the home of their children and grandchildren. Other grandparents lived and died in the same house in which they were born. 

  • Darla Baker, postmaster of Owenton, and Roger Liford of London were married on New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  Liford works for Messer Construction in Lexington and is the pastor of Free Spirit Baptist Church in Barbourville.  Their children are Whitney Baker Stratton of Oneida Ky., Bryan Baker, who is currently serving in the Marines in Okinawa Japan, Brandi Liford Crank of Jackson and Jaymee Liford of London.

  • Rusty and Christy Keith of Owenton and Jerry and Regina Cook of Wheatley would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their eldest children, Amanda Keith and Clayton Cook.
    Amanda is the granddaughter of Alvin and Barbara Keith of Owenton and Janet Bourne and the late John Russell Bourne, formerly of Owenton.
    Clayton is the grandson of Don and Florence Cook of Greenup and Marjorie Duvall and the late W.R. “Dickie” Duvall of Wheatley.