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Today's Features

  • Recipes are pieces of history. They have been written down on small scraps of paper or verbally passed from one generation to another. Early arrivals of Owen County shared recipes with family and friends, and today those same recipes produce a variety of specialties that originated in England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Africa.

  • Claire Alexis Tabor was born Sept. 2, 2011, at 11:51 a.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. She is the daughter of Greg and Jessica Tabor of Georgetown. She is the granddaughter of Debbie and Frank Smoot Jr. of Owenton  and  Bertha and the late Donald Tabor of Owenton and the great-granddaughter of Naomi Smoot of Owenton and Doris McClure of Dry Ridge.

  • Elijah, along with his parents, Josh and Lilly Walters, announce the birth of his baby sister, Brianna Ralynn, born Sept. 3, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital Lexington. Brianna weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Cindy Walters of Monterey; great-grandmothers are Joyce Walters and Barbara Watson, both of Monterey. She is the niece of Jeremy Robinson of Louisville. Bri is the great-granddaughter of the late Bill Brown, Cleveland Walters and Stuart Watson.

  • After two weeks of dry weather, the rains started a week ago Sunday afternoon and didn’t stop till the following Thursday. It felt more like November than September.

  • The cool, misty rain enveloped the picnic pavilion at the Owen County Historical Society Museum, and the scheduled September picnic was moved indoors at the I.O.O.F. Hall. However, even the effects of a hurricane could not dampen the festive mood as over 30 people gathered to share a chicken dinner — what’s a picnic without chicken — and trade stories.

  • In the continuing saga of my ongoing battle over household décor with my husband, this time it’s the back sliding glass door.
    But before I get to that, let me back up to say that in the first 30 or so years of our marriage my husband rarely expressed an opinion about how to decorate the house except for one hard and fast rule: I could choose any color to paint the walls as long as it was antique or Navaho white.
    Other than that I had free reign — and I love to reign.

  • Didn’t really have much to write about this week. It was kind of a lost weekend. Wanda didn’t send any news and my life was nothing to write home about either.
    Bruce and Fay did get the hay, such as it was, cut and rolled.
    The barn martins left about the 30th but I had several things that week and didn’t mention it.
    The humming birds have just about gone, too. Labor Day weekend is over and so is UK’s less-than-stellar football game. The less said about that the better.

  • 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.