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Today's Features

  • The weekend was great for outdoor sports, projects and just sitting and admiring it. The barn martins have flown. My two humming birds are still here, but evidently they didn’t reproduce because there has been no new birds at the feeder.
    I saw a field of tobacco that had been cut as I was going to Owenton last week.
    Fay brought me corn and tomatoes at midweek. I processed it and froze it for John’s birthday supper. When I was talking to her this morning she said all their corn was gone but she still had green beans and tomatoes.

  • I never knew you. Your name has always eluded me. Mama and Papa never mentioned you, but perhaps they were too busy making a living on the farm in Owen county. I’m sure you knew how much work it was to put in a crop of tobacco. In March or April seed was sown in the burned plant beds. Transplanting was done in May or June and the whole family worked together as the kids carefully dropped plants in rows and the adults set them. Work continued as the fragile plants were carefully cultivated with plows, hoes, and by hand.

  •  The tall grasses of Kentucky gave way to the mighty bison. These great shaggy beasts created trails leading to the salt licks and rivers that dotted the land. Trails that were further defined by the moccasin feet of the American Indian.
    In 1775, Daniel Boone and 30 men completed the first trail through the Cumberland Mountains. It moved through the Alleghenies at Cumberland Gap, at what is now the junction of the state boundaries of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Heading northwest, it split at Hazel Patch, one route creating Boonesborough, the other Frankfort.

  • The big 127 Yard Sale is over. Wanda said they had a big sale at her house.
    Vanessa’s husband Willis’ mother passed away recently and they have been cleaning out her house, so they had a lot of stuff to sell. She and Barbara helped them set up and sell things as well as the stuff they brought.
    She said they survived heat, rain and wind but made it through the weekend.
    Charles Gregory and his friend Billy Kemper cooked and sold food as they have done for several years now.

  • Joshua and Sarah Walton of Dry Ridge wish to announce the birth of their son  Phoenix Todd Walton, who was born at 916 a.m. on July 21, 2012. He weighed 6 lbs, 10.6 oz. and was 19 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Bo and Kathy Smith of Owenton and his maternal great-grandparents are  Raymond and Gracie McIntosh of Owenton.
    His paternal grandfather was the late Sgt. Todd Walton of Morningview and his paternal great-grandparents are Larry and Sherry Walton of Walton.
     

  • Bonnie and Robert Carter of Frankfort will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 14. They were married by the Rev. Don Karsner at her parent’s home in Frankfort on Aug. 14, 1987.

  • Matthew and Carol Logan are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son Cody Logan to Amanda Caton. Amanda is the daughter of Brett and Denise Caton of Worthville; she is a 2004 graduate of Dunnellon High School and is currently employed at North American Stainless. Cody is a 2004 Owen County High School graduate who is currently employed at Bowlin Energy. The couple will unite in marriage on Aug. 25 2012, at 6 p.m. They plan to reside in Owen County.

  • The pungent smell of oil-based ink wafted through the building, and its presence was ever evident on fingertips. Sounds in the background intermingled as the linotype machine operator tapped out words into sentences; and the cylinder press, picking up a bit of ink, rolled across the type form and performed its noteworthy job of printing the newspaper.
    Welcome to the office of the News-Herald in the 1950s-1970s. Jane Yancey Ayres well remembers those days of frantically working to publish the weekly paper for Owen countians. 

  • Richard and Marla Duvall and Troy Aldridge would like to invite their family and friends to celebrate the marriage of their daughter, Leslee Aldridge, to Brandon Cope, son of Betty Jo Cope and Dwaine Cope. The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Jerry and Doris Kistner, 3455 Hwy. 127 North, Owenton.
    A reception will follow the ceremony at the Owen County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building.

  • Larry Cook and Carol Burke would like to announce their wedding and honeymoon took place July 21, 2012, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
    Larry’s daughters Jen and Kim attended the ceremony.