Today's Features

  • After the big weekend last week, I kind of coasted all last week.

  • “The American flag is a symbol of freedom. But freedom isn’t free.”

    The truth of these words was emphasized June 14 in a poignant historical society program presented by Pastor Jim Wood. Brother Wood not only shepherds the flock at New Liberty Christian Church, but is also the designated chaplain of an organization called Flags4Vets. Jim is a veteran of the United States Army and continues his service to our country by joining thousands of volunteers dedicated to placing flags on the graves of veterans every Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

  • “Generations Meet” is the theme of the 1812 event to be held in the backyard of the historical society museum Friday evening.
    Saturday and Friday from 7-9 p.m., we welcome a few re-enactors portraying militia
    volunteers in the War of 1812. Stories will be told around the campfire by Earl Bayer from Cincinnati, Ohio, who reminisces about his journey with George Rogers Clark to take Vincennes during the Revolutionary War, and laments about America’s involvement in yet another war. Doris Riley will conduct a candlelight tour of the

  • Danny and Vicki Gortney of Owenton are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kara Suzanne Kistner, to Nathan Andrew Carter, son of Steve and Tracy Cater, of Monterey.

    The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Monterey Baptist Church.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. Invitations have been sent to out of town guests only.

    A reception will follow at the Spillway Reception Hall on Elmer Davis Dam Road.

  • Lillyan Mae Justis, the daughter of Dana and Michelle Justis, was born April 16 at 8:10 a.m. at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 8.5 oz. and was 18.5 inches long.

  • Desiring God’s will for their lives and believing that includes each other, Robin Pierson of Owenton, and David Duff of Georgetown, are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. and will take place at Great Crossing Baptist Church in Georgetown. All family and friends are welcome to attend. No individual invitations will be sent. Wedding reception is to follow in the fellowship hall of the church.

  • We’ve gotten two good rains and the grass is ready to cut again. I just finished the last section of the yard on Friday. One of the downpours had some wind with it. I didn’t hear it because I sleep like the dead when I go to bed, but Wanda said a tree was dislodged by the storm and fell across part of the road just below her house.

  • “Owen Countians, Then and Now” was the title of a column featured in the News-Herald for several years. In a 1975 and 1976 issue, Herbert G. Gibson and J. L. Samuel shared poignant memories of Sparta in the early 20th century.

  • The ride was not for the fainthearted.
    At times it jarred the bones and rattled the teeth and the constant swaying was sure to cause motion sickness in some. Depending on the time of year, one could be covered with a fine film of dust or mired in knee-deep mud. However, despite the setbacks, travel by stagecoach was part of the American scene.

  • The Keith children would like to congratulate their parents Barbara and Alvin Keith on 38 years of marriage. The couple will celebrate their anniversary on April 29.
    Their children would like to send their love and admiration to their parents for this special achievement.