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Today's Features

  • If it’s true, as the proverb says, that “envy rots the bones,” then my bones are dust.
    Every once in a while, I hear from a certain friend whose life is perfect, or so I think.
    Just recently she posted on Facebook: “Well, we can cross a trip to Ireland off our list!! Had a fabulous vacation with all our wonderful kids, their spouses and our five — five!! — adorable grandbabies!!!”

  • Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

  • He was perhaps best known for his stories of riverboat life on the Kentucky, but for decades Charlie Johnson preserved the history of Owen County in countless articles, which today give insight into our past.
    From river life to the Civil War to local lore, Charlie shared his vast knowledge of Owen County, its communities and the folks who settled its land.
    One of Johnson’s early articles, submitted to the News-Herald in the 1960s, described the rise and fall of Owen County toll roads, and the vital role they played in the development of the area.  

  • Sorry I didn’t write the column last week. I was very “down” over the death of Frank McDonald and just couldn’t think of anything to say.
    Everybody else was thinking about cutting hay. Should I or shouldn’t I. Most got faked out about the extended forecast and decided not and it would have been a great week for haying. You win some; you lose some. That’s farming.

  • Perhaps it was the letters written by her great-aunt Bea that inspired Marlene Browning-Wainscott to record stories of Owen County veterans. Aunt Bea had lost her husband in the war, and years later, her correspondence with Marlene provided a link to the past and a treasure of cherished memories
    Marlene Browning-Wainscott has devoted much of her life the past few years interviewing Owen countians who served in World War II. She felt an urgency to record the stories of these vital freedom-fighting Americans before they were lost.

  • The weather is finally starting to look like spring. Saturday was a beautiful day for mowing, pulling weeds and sprucing up the outdoors. John brought Liam down to play in my yard with Jessie and to play in the creek. There is very little water in the creek at the moment, only puddles here and there but just right for a 2 year old to manage.

  • The letter was tucked inside an old book in the historical society collections, and the book, titled “The Charm of Fine Manners,” illustrates the high regard placed upon proper etiquette in the 1900s.
    The letter, which was penned almost 100 years ago, was dated December 24, 1922, and was signed “Grandmother.”
    “Grandmother” was an Owen counitan who wrote this lovely note to her granddaughter, Helen; and its contents illustrates the significant impact of grandparents upon the lives of their grandchildren.

  • Derby Day and graduation was the big news this past weekend. UK had their graduation ceremonies.

  • The families of Andrea Layne Wash and Jared Wayne Fitzgerald would like to extend an invitation to share in their children’s joy and celebration of marriage. The couple will be married at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Owenton. The reception will be hosted in the family life center immediately following the ceremony. All friends and family are welcome.
    Formal invitations are being sent to out of town guests only.
     

  • Richland Baptist Church
    Our youth are collecting new or gently used shoes for a camp fundraiser/mission project.
    The shoes they collect will be distributed to those in need all over the world. We can accept any type, style or size. Our youth have a huge goal they would like to meet. If you would like to help, please send an email to rbc.youth227@yahoo.com to arrange pick-up.