Last week’s weather was spectacular. It’s a good thing, I saw tobacco in the field on the way to Owenton last week and there was still a field full of tobacco on the stick in the big field across from the church Sunday morning. This is about as late as I have ever seen tobacco still in the field. Hopefully they got it hung before the rain started.
I am hoping the rain holds off, too. This is the week our golf club goes to Wheatley for the “Away Play” day. It will be our last outing of this year. My clubs will go to the basement for the winter.
One could tell that the river is in his blood, and his love of the Kentucky was reflected in the glint of his eyes and the resonance of his voice as he recalled his life near its banks. Along with many Owen countians, some who also made their homes by the Kentucky River, “Boss” Kemper attended the Owen County Historical Society Museum’s dedication of the Kentucky River Room and calliope.
The family of Tim and Sue Covington of Williamstown wish to invite you to an open house to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their parents’ marriage. It will be held between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 2011, at the Grant County Farm Bureau Community Room on Helton Heights in Williamstown. Invitations have been sent only to out-of-town friends and relatives.
Danielle “Dani” Grace Rowland was born Sept. 2, 2011, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort. She is the daughter of Kirby Rowland and Jade Cammack.
She weighed 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Dani is welcomed into the world by her happy granddparents — Dana Burke of Monterey, Dale Rowland of Lawrenceburg and Johnny and Beverly Cammack of Lawrenceburg.
Staci and Nick Thrasher would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Haleigh Jo. She was born June 21, 2011, at University of Kentucky Medical Center, and she was 6 pounds, 14.7 ounces and 19.5 inches long.
We had a heavy frost Sunday morning. It was 31 degrees when I got up. It always frosts first at my house. I live in a valley. I did bring in the plants I had outside and saved them. The leaves on the sycamore tree are falling in bunches.
They started on Joel’s new building at Earthtools last week. Some of the framing of the sides are in place. If they have good weather this week, it should be under roof by Friday. They work pretty fast once they get started.
Owen countians have always experienced new beginnings. The first settlers traveled to the area by way of the Cumberland Gap, literally hacking their way through the dense forests. Some were killed by Indians, others suffered from starvation, cold and disease. Yet their desire for a new beginning and a better life strengthened their resolve.
The melodies of a riverboat calliope drifted through downtown Owenton Sunday as dozens showed up to take their first look at the Kentucky River Room at the Owen County Historical Society Museum.
The calliope was once housed in the Cincinnati Museum Center, the vice president of the center, Dr. Tonya Matthews, said.
“The calliope was donated to our center a few years ago from a family where the father had been very interested in steam boats and calliopes,” Matthews said. “It was time to find a new home for some of that material and the museum center agreed to look for a home for it.”
Cedar Hill Baptist
Bro. Bill’s morning message was from Matthew 18:12-14. Which sheep are we? Are we the one gone astray? What distractions have we bought into that pulled us away from Christ. Are we one of the 99? If we are, we need to take account of those gone astray and reach out to them. Are we the lost sheep that does not see a need for Christ? Jesus Christ wants to embrace us. He seeks continually to love us.