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Today's Features

  • It stood in the courthouse yard for many years and as the city of Owenton grew and prospered, the tree spread its branches outward and settled its massive trunk on the grassy lawn. It wasn’t long before its foliage offered relief from baking summer days and in the autumn its display of brilliant colors heralded the approach of winter.
    But over the years time and the elements weakened its roots and a recent storm lifted the stalwart giant, hurling it to the ground and leaving many saddened at its demise.

  • Matthew Stewart and Lakeshia Crabtree would like to announce the birth of their first child Kaelyn Avery Stewart. She was born on Aug. 30, 2012, at 8:19 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 4.2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton and  Clifford and Patricia Crabtree of Dry Ridge. She was welcomed home by many friends and family.

  • She was a familiar sight in Owen County during the early part of the 20th Century.

  • Ronald and Norma York of the Canby community in Owen County will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Ronald and Norma were married on Oct. 4, 1952, at the Kavanaugh Methodist Church in Owen County.  Their children are Michael York, Mark and Joyce York, Greg and Lisa York and Aaron and Gwen-York Alexander, all of Owen County.  They also have eight grandchildren and five  great-grandchildren.  They still enjoy traveling all over the United States and are celebrating their 60 years with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn.
     

  • I think there were many prayers lifted to Heaven Friday night, concerning weather. Saturday dawned cold but cleared and it was a beautiful fall day for the Monterey Homecoming Fair.
    I went down early to help set up the cemetery committee’s booth. Teresa Davis had already gotten the booth pretty much finished except for a couple of chairs and the easel to put the pictures on and the photos themselves. I had mounted them on cardboard so people could see them better.

  • When a pen meets history, the past bursts into life. This explosion is created by an author who draws from a multitude of sources. I would like to thank all those whose knowledge of Owen County history and its families make possible my weekly column in the News-Herald. Their contributions serve to keep our heritage alive, and history is recorded once again.

  • It is now 32 degrees on my thermometer this morning. We had frost Sunday morning too. It looks like I can quit popping the allergy pills very soon. I did get the live plants into the garage Saturday evening. I’ve learned when they start predicting low temps for surrounding counties, it’s going to frost on the Branch. Our flowers are long gone before anybody else’s. That’s why I switched to artificial flowers to decorate for fall. They are bright and decorative long after the cold of November sets in.

  • Cheyenne and Rae Gina Beatty of Owenton and Mike Kelley of Frankfort wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Katelyn Kelley to Jeffrey Brian Stewart, son of David and Tabitha Perry of Owenton.
    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the home of Cheyenne and Rae Gina Beatty. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.

  • Emma Helene and Avery Michaela Walker, the twin daughters of Chad and Jennifer, were born June 26, 2102.
    Avery weight 6 pounds 9 ounces and Emma weighed 5 pounds three ounces.