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Today's News

  • No spinach required: Owen man powers his way to national strongman competition in Nevada

    Even a guy who can carry 250 pounds in each hand and walk for 240 feet, hoist the equivalent of a  full-sized tree trunk over his head or lift a 900-pound car can use a helping hand every now and again.
    Caleb Perkins, a 2005 graduate of Owen County High School and the son of Jim and Ann Perkins, qualified for the North American Strongman’s National Championship.
    The lineman for the electric division of the Frankfort Plant Board will be competing in Reno, Nevada in October.

  • McDonald steps down from Owen school board

    The Owen County Board of Education has a vacant seat after vice-chairman Brett McDonald recently resigned.
    McDonald has served on the board of education for 12 years and represented Owen County’s second educational district including Gratz and Monterey.
    McDonald’s resignation became official June 16.
    McDonald cited a state law for the cause of his resignation to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
    His son, Chad McDonald, recently began working for the board preparing computers for the upcoming school year.

  • Meeting the needs of Meeting the Needs

    Sully Runion wasn’t too concerned when Meeting the Needs needed a new home.
    The Owen County charity, which offers food and clothing for the poor, had been operating from Long Ridge Baptist Church and needed more shelves and more space to fulfill its mission.
    Runion said he wasn’t too worried. He said he knew the Lord would provide.
    “We had been looking for a permanent home for a long time,” Runion said. “Lots of people had been praying for us and God provided this place.”

  • All I’m saying ... Fan Fair organizers in the winners’ circle

    Despite the fact there was no Fan Fair this year and it faces an uncertain future, the project was far from a failure.
    Everyone knew going in that luring people off U.S. 127 to stop in Owen County on their way to the Kentucky Speedway for the big NASCAR race would be difficult. The highway isn’t the main artery to the Speedway. Most of the traffic coming through Owenton would be people from Lexington and other areas of Kentucky who might not consider stopping for a break so close to the Speedway.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Grandpas made a difference in Owen

    The little girl’s eyes danced at the sight of the bright red dress. No princess could have been more pleased nor could she have dressed more elegantly than in that scarlet wonder. As the light gently skipped over the soft folds of the dress, it captured the little girl’s heart; and she was delighted with this special gift from her grandparents.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - June 24, 2014

    Joann Adams (Blackmore), 1974, show cause hearing, owes $23,454.94 restitution, continued to July 8.
    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18, promoting sex performance by minor under 16 years of age, continued to July 8.
    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, also owes $2,157.50 restitution/costs, motion to revoke probation, denied, continued to July 8.

  • Keselowski takes another title in Kentucky

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark Community News Service

    Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski wrapped up a competitive three-race weekend at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with his second victory in three years, leading 199 of the 267 laps of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 en route to the win. Keselowski placed fifth in Thursday’s UNOH 225 Truck race behind winner Kyle Busch and second in Friday’s Natiowide race won by Kevin Harvick.

  • Program prepares the next generation of volunteers

    Since its inception in the early 1980s, Owen County’s junior volunteer firefighter program has taught teens the importance of camaraderie, trust and building lifelong relationships -- but most importantly, how to save lives and property.
    Today there are only four junior firefighters county wide, a number that Owen County Volunteer Fire Chief Robb Chaney, Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly and Owen County Volunteer Fire Public Information Officer Jude Canchola hope to see rise this summer.

  • Davis named agency manager for Farm Bureau

    Jeff Davis has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at Owen County Farm Bureau. Davis’ appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.

  • Owen Co. Emergency workers prepare for the big shake up

    For the last week, the Owen County Emergency Management has been preparing for a big shake-up.
    On June 16, Kentucky Emergency Management and its partners kicked off a week-long earthquake exercise.
    The exercise, designated as Capstone 14, was designed to strengthen partnerships between local, state and federal governments and the private sector.