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Today's Features

  • The John Guill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met June 2 at the Owen County Public Library.

    The guest speaker, Danielle Pray, is a member of the Pawtucket Chapter in Rhode Island but has resided in Walton with her husband and two children for the past 13 years.

    She was accompanied by her daughter, Emily,  a member of the Rhode Island Children of the American Revolution.

  • For many people today, the smell of fresh-made bread and ice cream is either a long-held memory or an unknown experience.

    But in the next few weeks, a family new to Owen County will be helping renew or create those experiences for the community.

    Wilmer Stoltzfus, 39, hopes to open the doors to Countryside Deli and Bakery on U.S. 127, about four miles south of Owenton, in August. Construction on the building began in May.

    The store will feature fresh bread, ice cream, baking supplies, homemade jams and jellies and plenty of pickles.

  • Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather was great. Finally, a weekend with no rain. I could’ve laid out by the pool this weekend only it isn’t quite ready yet. I’m sure we’ll be working on that this week.

  • \Despite dark skies and the threat of rain, fans came out strong for Elk Creek Winery’s popular summer concert series kick-off.

    The series began Friday with a show by a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Beach Boys.

    The group took the audience on a musical journey, performing hits that spanned their entire career, including “409,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo.”

    General Manager of Elk Creek Winery Kristine Walker said about 1,400 attended the show.

  • Rain, rain, go away ‘cause the roof is leaking.

    The Wheatley Community Center is in need of a new roof on the back part of the building. This will be an expensive project due to the size and having to remove the two layers of old shingles. We are very grateful for the donations we have received to help with this project, but more money is needed.

  • The summer concert series held each year at Elk Creek Winery will kick off  May 28 with a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Beach Boys.

    The concert series, which takes place at Elk Creek Winery’s outdoor amphitheater, has been bringing top musical acts to Owen County for the past three years, including country artist Sara Evans, legendary Motown group The Temptations, and blues guitarist Buddy Guy.

    Owner of the Elk Creek Winery, Curtis Sigretto, said finding acts for the concert series is no easy task.

  • As the summer months quickly approach, some Owen countians may be looking for the perfect homegrown item to complete their warm-weather meals.

    They need not look any further.

    The first Owen County farmers’ market of the season was held Friday on the courthouse lawn.

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said 15 vendors have signed up so far, but 25 are expected to set up as warmer weather approaches.

    Hetterman said the market brought with it a variety of items grown by local producers.

  • Owen County Schools is pleased to announce Tracy McMillian has been chosen as the volunteer of the month for March.

    McMillian was nominated for this award by Mary Inman, a third-grade teacher at Owen County Elementary.

  • One Owen County High School girl has been given the chance to show her love of horses and her artistic talents to thousands of people who will pass through the International Museum of the Horse this spring.

    Felisha Riddle, a 16-year-old sophomore student in Bethany Taylor’s art class, was one of 25 students in Kentucky chosen to receive a 17-inch fiberglass horse to decorate for the “Desert Treasures, the Arabian Horse” art competition, sponsored by the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • A local author hopes to shed some light on Mary, the mother of Jesus, in her first novel, “Jesus My Son: Mary’s Journal of Jesus’ Early Life.”

    Owen County native Mary Bailey said the focus of this book is on Mary as a loving and caring mother to her son Jesus.

    “I’ve done a lot of research on Mary’s life and I wanted to capture what she, as a mother, would go through,” Bailey said. “I think this approach will appeal to a lot of people because so little is really known about her day-to-day life.”