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Today's Features

  • Moises and Maricela Gomez of Brownsville, Texas,  announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage  of their daughter, Marlene Serrata Gomez, to Major Shane Alvin Crask, son of Garnett and Marcia Crask of Athens, Alabama.

    The groom-elect  is the grandson of Nell Kelley Thomas of Pleasureville and the late Cash R. Thomas. Major Crask is a 1997 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  He is currently serving in the United States Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana. 

  • 200 Years Ago

    The County Court ordered that William Jones, Deputy Sheriff, be paid $50 as part of his allowance as jailer.  The payment was to be paid out of the 1811 tax collection.

    Rudy Hendrix, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder reported that they had been to view a possible route for building a road from Fore(e)’s Ferry on the Ohio River to New Castle.  They reported that a road cannot be built because of “a very steep hill” on the planned route.  

    175 Years Ago

  • Moses Winchell got his first deer recently. We felt the 8-year-old summed up the story quite nicely.
    “Hi my name is Moses Winchell. I am 8 years old.  I got a 10 point buck  with a 243. It was a huge buck!  I got it in rut. We had been in the blind for about 1 hour. Then my Uncle taps me, I look up, I see the buck! And then I shoot. Then he takes off. And then he drops.
    “The end.”

  • Camden James announces the birth of his brother, Luke Mathan James, born November 8, 2012. He weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Parents are Jerry and Tracy James.
    Grandparents are Doug and Darlene Tipton, Terry and Robbie James and Fred and Donna Feltner.
    Great-grandparents are Harold and Edna Tipton, L.T. and Willie Belle James and Don and Martha King

  • Editor’s note: The following was written by the author in response to a question from his grandson, Colby

     

    By Anthony T. Ellis

    Colby, to answer your question, how did I join the Navy? I received a NROTC scholarship from high school. There were 2,500 of us selected nationwide from 35,000 applicants. The idea was to supplement the officer graduates from the Naval Academy since the academy wasn’t producing enough officers to man the fleet.

    We were given regular commissions vs. reserve commissions.

  • 200 Years Ago

    On a motion by Hezekiah Fore, at the December term of County Court, it was ordered that Gavin Adams, Rhody Hendricks, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder, or any three of them, being first duly sworn to view and mark a road to run from Fore’s (Foree’s) Ferry on the Ohio River to the town of New Castle. After examining the way chosen fairly and impartially they were to report their findings to the court.

  • Kentucky State Police are conducting the third annual Cram the Cruiser food drive for needy families in the area. The drive runs until Dec. 14. Non perishable food items may be brought to any KSP post location. In 2011, the campaign netted 50,931 pounds of food statewide.

  • Kelcey Stivers placed in the top 10 state finalists out of 120 girls at the pageant this summer.
    The National Pageant conducted in Anaheim, Calif., at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week. She represented Texas and had the opportunity to win her share of over $500,000 in cash and prizes.


  • Stephanie Miles Ucan and Marcos Corchado-Castaneda of Carrollton announce the  birth of their son, Denver Alexander Souix Corchado, born, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long.
    Marcos Alejandro Corchado 20, of Torreon, Mexico, helped welcome his little brother home.
    Maternal grandparents are  Phyllis and Larry Sculley of Port Royal and Tommy and Denise Miles of Owenton. Maternal great grandparents are James Dempsey of Carrollton, and Irene Duncan of Amelia, Ohio.