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Today's Features

  • As you are all well aware of by now, the 127 yard sales were off and running this past weekend.

    I ended up stopping at a few on my way in on Friday. My first stop was at Colleen’s house. There I saw several familiar faces, some of which I hadn’t seen in quite awhile, including Linda Alexander.

  • The Owen Electric Cooperative is getting “smart.”

    The cooperative is receiving over $1.5 million in matching funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from the U.S. Department of Energy.

    With help from the cooperative research network and 19 other cooperatives, the funds will be used to evaluate the benefits of “smart” technologies for consumer members.

  • July 27, 2010

    James D. Baynum, 1960, theft of services, continued to Aug. 10.

    Jennifer A. Bishop, 1974, show cause deferred, $130 costs.

    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, owes $295, continued to Aug. 10.

    Richard William Buchanan, 1969, show cause deferred, bench warrant set for $700.

    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, first-degree complicity criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree complicity burglary, jury trial set for Sept. 23.

    Linda Mae Diaz-Sturgeon, 1962, dismissed/diverted.

  • Class One, Stick Horse Class: Miss Minnie, ridden/owned by Morgan Shipp of Dry Ridge; Buddy Chocolate Bliss, ridden/owned by Audrey Roberts of Worthville; Bumpy, ridden/owned by Malaki Mefford of Owenton; Slim Pickens, ridden/owned by Judah Mefford of Owenton; Chatter Box, ridden/owned by Conner Blackburn; Woody, ridden/owned by Chasen Mills; Midnight Star ridden by Clayton Clifton and owned by Bob Clifton; Smoke, ridden by Cayden Clifton, owned by Bobby Clifton.

    All eight entries were blue ribbon winners.

  • Below is a list of some of the winners from this year’s Owen County Fair and Horse Show.

    Exhibit Winners

    Culinary: First place, Christina Stivers; best of show, Scott Johnson

    Canned Fruits and Vegetables: First place, Scott Johnson; best of show, Jesse Brandenburg; youth, Blake Wolford

    Garden Crops: First place, Benjamin Hart; best of show, Joel Wilson

    Flowers: First place, Holly Brandenburg; best of show, Brenda Bruce

    Knitting and Crocheting: First place, Kathy Spaulding; best of show, Alice Ducker

  • Elk Creek Vineyard received three bronze medals in the fourth annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa.

    “These wines were top notch,” Bob Foster, director of the Mid-American Wine Competition, said. “Consumers ought to track them down and enjoy them.”

  • First of all, I have a correction to make. In last week’s column I wrote that Colleen was going to skip the month of July for having another Monterey Fair Board Meeting and was going to have it Aug. 19. That was incorrect; the new date for the next fair meeting is Aug. 21 at 11. Sorry for the confusion this may have caused anyone. Hope to see more there than last time.

  • There’s a lot that can be done with five acres of land: produce crops, raise livestock or build homes. You could even build a new cemetery, which is exactly what Bruce Clark decided to do with his vacant land.

    Clark said the cemetery, located on Wright Road, is his way of giving back to the community.

    “I thought about putting some cattle out here,” said Clark. “But I decided I’d like to do something for the community.”

    Clark said the cemetery, which has been in the works for a little over a year, could open soon.

  • Brittany DeCandia of Owenton was among the 86 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 39th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 11-18, 2010, in Washington, DC. Selected on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, and her participation in the Frankfort Youth Tour, DeCandia was sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative.

  • Descendants of Frank and Sallie Morton Ford gathered recently for a family reunion in Owenton. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ford were the builders of the Ford home on South Main Street in 1870. Current occupant is Peggy Sue Ford, widow of Dr. Charles R. Ford.

    The families of two of the Ford’s five children were represented: their daughter Sallie Ford Broadus (1860-1949), and their son, Col. Robert Carrick Ford (1862-1941).