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Today's Features

  • They came from all walks of life — farmers, carpenters, homemakers, teachers, and bankers. What they held in common was their love of history and their dedication to its preservation.
    Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Trimble, Henry, and Switzerland counties’ historical societies gathered at the Owen County Extension Office last week for the annual six-county picnic. Over 70 people attended and the food, fellowship, and entertainment combined to offer an enjoyable evening for all.

  • When he was young, he dreamed of one day becoming a pilot, and in 1938 Owen countian, Harry Clark Karsner, received his Commercial Pilots License. During World War II he was a flight instructor at Ryan’s School of Aeronautics in California, but it was after the war that Clark Karsner became well-known throughout Owen County and the surrounding area.

  • Last week while on my stay-at-home vacation, I went fishing.
    For billions of people around the world, that news would be a big fat no big deal because it’s done all the time so ho hum, tell me something I don’t know.
    However, for me going fishing was a big fat very big deal because it was my first time ever.
    At 56, I had never fished before, and for months now I have been wanting to, almost to the point of it being an obsession. I don’t know why I’ve been wanting to fish so badly, only that I have.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Gaines and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tate of Owenton would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Kathryn Elizabeth Gaines and Matthew Lee Tate. 
    Kathryn is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High and currently attends Midway College. She is employed at the office of attorney Mark R. Cobb. Matt is a 2006 graduate of Owen County High and is an employee of the City of Frankfort. 

  • Tamera Martin and Bill Sharp would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Brandon Sharp, to Samantha Neal, the daughter of Debbie and Marvin Neil of Williamstown.
    The wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Great Crossing Park in Scott County. A reception will follow.
    Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only. Friends and family are invited.

  • Lillian Yvonne Butcher and Albert Tuttle are happy to announce their upcoming marriage at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2011, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 14545 Jonesville Road, Jonesville. A reception will follow at Wheatly Golf Course.

  • Six habits — six weeks.
    That is the challenge the Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents are giving to everyone in the eight-county northern Kentucky area. Health & Wealth Challenge 2011 runs from Aug. 29 to Oct. 9.

  • This has been a great week, weather-wise. We had a fine day for golf Wednesday. It would have been good weather to mow, but with the prediction of no rain for at least eight days, I decided to hold off on the mowing. I only did the yard around the old house and that looked like a hay field when I got done.

  • We finally got some measurable rain this week. It’s been clouding up and thundering and lightning, but nothing would happen. On Friday night, it went through the same routine but the sky opened up and it rained for about 40 minutes. There was almost an inch of rain in the gauge Saturday morning. I had mowed Thursday morning in bits and pieces because there were so many brown spots under the trees. Saturday morning, everything was green again.