He stood six feet tall. His finely chiseled face was framed by curly brown hair, and according to an admirer, his gray eyes “reflected strength of character.”
One Northern newspaper branded him “the king of horse thieves, a bandit, a freebooter, no better than a thug,” while in the South he was admired as “the thunderbold of the Confederacy.” Most Owen countians supported his cause, embraced his ideology and offered him sanctuary whenever he visited the area.
All 120 counties across the state of Kentucky have at least one thing in common at this time of the year. I call it “March Madness” and it has nothing to do with playing ball or shopping. In the county clerk’s office it is time for the renewals of all trucks, trailers and farm tags. I encourage you not to wait until the last working day of the month, because the lines are always long at the end of March. Be sure that you bring your last years registration and insurance with you.
12th Grade Super Honor Roll: Ashley Byers, Cayla Curtis, Mariah Derringer, Madison Gamble, Mitchell Griffin, Adam Hazlett, Tiffany Ohmer, Justin Shelton, Julie Spaulding, Katie Veech, Courtney Waldrop and Thomas Wright.
The egg’s shape has often inspired artists. It has been the palette for one of the most intriguing of folk arts in many cultures. There is literally no end to the creative possibilities for individual expression on an egg shell. Eggs can be painted or colored with crayons or felt-tipped pens, turned into funny faces, topped with fantastic hats, trimmed with feathers or sequins or simply dyed in an endless variety of hues. However you decide to do it, decorating eggs is fun for grown-ups as well as for kids.
I got up and rebuilt my fire this morning. I let it go out Saturday, laboring under the delusion that spring might actually be here. It was in the high 40s and the sun was shining. Fay said they got out and cleaned their Martin houses and rearranged them. They didn’t have many last year, so they decided it was the locations. They had just gotten the job done and were back in the house when they saw the first scout fly in. The birds are on schedule, even if Mother Nature is not.
Students from Carroll County A.T.C., using a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement bought lumber and the necessary tools to mass produce twin-sized beds for children in their community for a project called “A Place to Sleep.” The students from left to right are Wes Bayne of Trimble County, Zach McBurney of Carroll County, Nathan Jude of Owen County, Mike Gaunt of Gallatin County, Chris Cunningham of Gallatin County, and Logan Becham of Carroll County.
The Owen County High School track team took its show on the road last week.
The team took part in the Henry County All-Comers Meet in New Castle. They then travelled to Bracken County Saturday to participate in the Glacier Invitational.
On March 19, the girls competed against Henry County, Trimble County, Carroll County and North Oldham high schools.
An Owen County High School golfer is taking her skills to college.
Julie Spaulding has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Asbury College in Wilmore.
Spaulding is the daughter of Terry and Kathy Spaulding. The senior has played three seasons of golf for Owen County under coach David Wainscott.
Wainscott had high praise for his former player.
“Our team will miss Julie,” Wainscott said. “Asbury is getting a dedicated golfer and an excellent student.”
The Owen County High School softball team opened up the season last week with two impressive victories.
The Lady Rebels opened up the 2013 campaign March 19 at home against Trimble County with an 8-3 win.
On March 21, they dominated Pendleton County.
The Rebels crushed the Ladycats 19-0 in just three innings in Falmouth.
It is the second-straight season the Lady Rebels have defeated the LadyCats in impressive fashion. Owen County won last year at home 15-0.