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Today's Features

  • 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).

  • There are many days that make me grateful to be a librarian in Owen County, but there are some days that just blow me away. Last Wednesday, June 23, was one of those days.

    Let me give you a little bit of context here. Summer reading programming always creates excitement and makes our library a busy place, and this summer is no exception. 

    Over 330 children and adults are signed up to participate in our programs, and since the beginning of June, over 70 new library cards have been issued. 

  • Three Rivers District Health Department/Owen County Health Center hosted the second in a series of four 5K fun run/walk events May 1 at the Owen County High School. 

    Thirty participants braved the strong rains and cool temperatures for the opportunity to run and walk. Everyone gathered at the winner’s circle where trophies were given to the first-, second-, and third-place racers and medals were presented to the top three males and females in seven different age groups.

  • Kindergarten to fifth-grade girls in Owen County are invited to take part in a free program sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America and the Owen County Public Library.

    The 2010 Girl Scout “It’s a Girl’s Life” program will be offered during four consecutive Tuesdays (July 6-27) from 9:30-11 a.m. at the library.

    Girls will have the opportunity to learn about Girl Scouting, make crafts, play games and hopefully make some new friends.

    Each week of the “It’s a Girl’s Life” Program has its own theme:

  • Fouth Nine Weeks

    Fourth-Grade

    Super Honor Roll

    Zach Brashears, Destiny Bruce, Emily Cammack, Grant Cobb, Blake Duncan, Lindsay Gill, Nash Glacken, Coyie Hammond, Jessica Hardin, Reagan Hearn, Cayge Keeton, Rachel Miller, Katie Patterson, Madelin Shelton, Avrin Smith and  Sydni Toole

    Regular Honor Roll

  • Rotary Awards 

    Sixth grade: Mikala Wilhoite, Carson Williams

    Seventh grade: Ashton Marcum, Tanner Smith

    Eighth grade: Sarah Wotier, Wyatt Hill

    Perfect Attendance

    Quinton Ellis, Jade Holland, Savanna Trautwein Brady Glacken, Triston Grisham, Katlin Prather, Corby Smith, Whitney Burke, Haley Hatchett, Sarah Wotier

    NJHS (Completed Standards)

  • 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.