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  • Owenton man faces charges following fatal Wednesday crash

    One Owenton man is dead and another has been arrested after an alleged DUI-related crash Wednesday.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Bradley Arterburn said KSP troopers responded to the crash at 6:59 a.m. The incident occurred several hours earlier but was not called in until another driver saw the vehicle, police said.
    The driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in a statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • Democratic Party selects local leaders

    The Owen County Democratic Party Executive Committee has elected the following officers and delegates for the state convention: Stuart Bowling, chairman; Chris Spurgeon, vice-chairman; Rob Stafford, secretary; and Frank Downing, treasurer.
    Delegates are Carolyn Keith, Frank Downing and Courtney Bourne.

  • Beverly represents Owen at Rotary Club Speech Contest

    This year’s theme for the 2012 Rotary Speech Contest was “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.”  Contestants learned about Rotary and its mission.  Winners at the local level were OCHS students Robert Beverly (first place with a  $300 prize), Rachel Dauwe (second place with $200 prize) and James Thompson (third prize with $100 prize)

  • Applications being taken for clothing construction program

    Thanks to shows like “Project Runway,” and “Fashion Star,” sewing is enjoying newfound popularity.  If you have a basic knowledge of garment construction, want to perfect your craft and help others learn to sew, you may find the master volunteer in clothing construction program enjoyable and fulfilling.  Recruitment for the next class of Master Clothing Volunteers is ongoing through the end of June.

  • Academic achievement: Amanda Cook

    Amanda Cook, a Western Kentucky University student from Owenton, was awarded the Outstanding Senior in Chemical Education Award from the Department of Chemistry at the WKU Ogden College of Science and Engineering Student Awards Ceremony on April 22 at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. Cook is pictured with Dr. Lester Pesterfield, professor from the Department of Chemistry at WKU, Cook has served as the president of the Southern Kentucky Teach Student Organization for the last two years.
     

  • Arts in the Park schedule

    11:30    OCES Choir
    Noon     Downtown County Band
    1 p.m.   Brittney Gillstrap
    2 p.m.    John Harrod and his fiddle students
    2:30 p.m.    Katie Jo Rohling and Ellie Grace dales
    3 p.m.    Mandy Holbert
    4 p.m.    Cecil Jackson and the Dry Ridge Bluegrass band

  • Red Cross looking for new recruits in Owen

    Are you interested in giving back to your community? How about joining the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.
     The American Red Cross will host a DAT Volunteer Recruitment Day at the Owenton City Fire Department on Friday at 6 p.m at 214 North Main Street in Owenton , KY 40359. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Ayres Orchard to host field day

    The Monterey apple orchard owned by Larry and Sherry Ayres will be the site for a state-wide Fruit Growers Field Day Saturday.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture department is organizing a field day to focus on various aspects of orchard management. The field day will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
    Topics to be covered include managing insects in an orchard, fruit rot problems, the potentials of growing pears, and, something that is of particular concern in this area, orchard wildlife management.

  • Owen Co. workers to see raises under new budget

    All non-elected Owen County employees are expected to receive raises during the next fiscal year.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a first reading on the 2012-13 budget ordinance May 8.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the increases will be small, but both full- and part-time employees will receive a raise.
    The budget has already been approved by the state, Keith said.
    “They have to make sure all the numbers are OK and that everything adds up,’ Keith said. ‘They also check to make sure everything has proper classification.’

  • Annual Arts in the Park returns to fairgrounds Saturday

    The fourth annual Owen County Arts in the Park opens this weekend featuring plenty of music, food, exhibits and local artists plying their trade.
    The festivities get started at 10 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds and is presented by the Owen County Arts Council.
    Organizer Patty Petzinger said there will be some changes designed to make the experience more enjoyable for the entire community.
    “This year, we will have roving musicians so there will be music everywhere,” Petzinger said.