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  • Monterey artist taking part in Arts in the Gardens

    Dara Carlisle of Monterey is scheduled to participate in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2, in downtown Frankfort.
    More than 50 artists and artisans will take part in the festival, which will be staged in the gardens of Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St.
    Carlisle began her art career as a candlemaker while also keeping her hand in crafts such as basket making and weaving.

  • Danielle Hoop takes home title as Miss Owen County Fair 2012

  • Crash claims life of Owen County teen

    An Owen County teenager has been killed in a crash on Highway 22 East.
    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single-vehicle crash at 5:58 a.m. July 10. 
    Troopers located the vehicle off the roadway against a tree.
    Preliminary investigation shows that the car, driven by 17-year-old Floyd Mikel Smith of Owenton was traveling east on Hwy. 22 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.  Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by the Owen County Coroner. 

  • No slowing her down

    Fresh off a trip to Gaitlinburg, Tenn., Lucy Smoot Hall drives herself to a beauty salon in Owenton to have her hair done every Friday before church on Sunday.
    A summer vacation and a weekly appointment at a beauty salon may seem like no great feat for the average person, but Hall is a little unique.
    She will turn 100 years old July 30.
    Born on July 30, 1912, Hall has seen a century’s worth of changes in the landscape of America, but carries the memories of a simpler time when nearly everyone lived the same.

  • City council passes first reading of Ford property zone change

    The first reading on a potential zone change for the Ford property at 311 South Main Street was approved during a special called Owenton City Council meeting July 10.
    The Ford property is currently an R-1 lot (residential), but could soon be changed to C-1 (commercial).
    The first reading was expected to be held July 3, but was postponed over concerns about a potential technical violation.
    The planning and zoning commission approved the zone change during a June meeting, but the city council has the final say on the changes.

  • Owen Co. grand jury issues indictment in fatal accident

    An Owen County man was recently indicted on the charge of second-degree manslaughter after a DUI related crash that killed his brother May 16.
    The crash took place on Frank Clark Road when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 56, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.

  • Boone County offering Tasty Travels Across America

    On July 24, visitors can take a culinary trip across the nation where you will enjoy your meal by the bite while exploring familiar and new ingredients relating to the geography of our country and state food cultures.
    “Tasty Travels across America” will be offered at noon and again at 6 p.m. at the Boone County Extension Office in Burlington.
    This program will explore recipes from the Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Living Well Cookbook.

  • Special honor: Hunter Sutton

    Owen County High School student Hunter Sutton, right, recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. IFAL is designed to expose high-school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture. During the week, attendees gained a better understanding of the nature and needs of the agriculture industry, saw how basic and applied science is utilized in agriculture and learned of the political process used to develop agricultural policy.

  • Owen Electric to host rodeo for workers

    Owen Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce it will be the host of the Eighth Annual Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo.
    The event will take place July 26 and 27 at Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington.
    The events start July 26 at 3 p.m. for individual journeyman and apprentice lineman events, however, the opening ceremony and team events will take place July 27 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Remembering Reinke

    Most photographers remain faceless. People see their work but rarely see the person behind the lens.
    For those who knew and loved Ed Reinke, his face and his memory will forever be remembered at Kentucky Speedway.
    Earlier this month during the photographer’s meeting before the Feed the Children 300, Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simemdinger unveiled a plaque that honors the memory of Reinke.