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Today's News

  • Special Honor: Emily Cammack

    Emily Cammack competed in the 4-H District 3 horse show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort June 2. She competed in western pleasure horsemanship, western pleasure and showmanship.  She earned the title of District 3 Western I champion.  Cammack rides Ima Zipsteaser also known as “Sis” and is coached by Paula Gatewood of Gatewood Arena in Jonesville.  Cammack is the daughter of Melissa and Allen Cammack of Jonesville and the granddaughter of Debbie Primeau of Corinth and James and Barbara Cammack of Jonesville.
     

  • Hot spell continues

    With temperatures moving into the high 90s this week and the region is placed in another heat advisory, the Three Rivers District Health Department reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
    The following tips can help you remain safe during the hot weather:
    • Drink plenty of fluids. You will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or drinks with large amounts of sugar.

  • Birth announcement: Makenzie Brooke Power

    Shane and Rita Power of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Brooke Power, born Monday, March 26, 2012, at 11:43 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Melba Taylor of Carrollton, and John and Charlotte Carter of Trimble County; paternal grandparents, Scott and Joan Power of Owenton; and her great-grandparents are Katherine Carter of Carrollton and Eula “Poppy” Perkins of Owenton.

  • Wedding: Dunavent-Lilly

    Mr. and Mrs. Glen Dunavent request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Stacy Kay Dunavent, to Jarrod Martin Lilly, son of Ms. Rebecca Hammond and Mr. and Mrs. Marty Lilly. The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Invitations have been sent to out-of-town guests only. A reception will follow on the farm of Glen and Joyce Dunavent on Hwy 22

  • County gets KACO cash back

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has received a check for $4,888 from the Kentucky Association of Counties.
    The check represents a dividend payment to the county from the KACo Workers Compensation Fund, which provides workers compensation insurance coverage to county governments and other political subdivisions across Kentucky.  KACo insures 113 of Kentucky’s 120 counties through the Workers Compensation Fund.
    In 2010, Owen County also received a dividend payment of $11,183 from the KACo All Lines Fund which provides property and liability insurance.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Hot weather no stranger to Owen County farmers

    “Knee high by the fourth of July.”

    So goes this old saying that supposedly determines whether a corn crop will be plentiful for the year. However, many factors contribute to the success of raising a good corn or any other crop, and weather is one vital part of the equation.

  • Towles taking part of Owen back to China

    This summer, starting July 18, Kasey and John Randall Towles will be returning to China with Blessing Hands Charity.  This time, they will be joined by Kasey’s son Patrick.
    Blessing Hands is seven years old and has helped over 972  Chinese students stay in school.
    After her first visit, Kasey Towles said it was good to see firsthand the difference that it makes to help these students and their families.
    She was able to meet her sponsored child in person and it was one of the most meaningful experiences in her life, she said.

  • Firefighters urge caution this Fourth

    As fireworks displays are being cancelled across Kentucky due to the sweltering heat and dry conditions, Owen County officials are warning residents about the dangers of fireworks during drought-like conditions.
    A heat advisory was issued for Owen County by the National Weather Service nearly every day last week with temperatures often reaching the triple digits.
    A heat advisory was once again issued Monday.
    Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said the use of fireworks in dry conditions can be a big headache for firefighters.

  • Fan Fabulous

    Despite temperatures in the triple digits for much of last week, visitors from as far as Japan came out for the second Owen County Fan Fair, and coordinators for the event estimate that approximately 800 attended.
    The event ran from June 26-30 at the Owen County Fairgrounds, with local vendors and artisans setup and a variety of events each day.
    Fan Fair began in 2011 when Kentucky Speedway hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in hopes of reaching  out to race fans traveling through Owen County for the event.

  • 10 things to watch for this week at the Kentucky Speedway

    Here are some things to be looking for this week at Kentucky Speedway as the track prepares to host the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Thursday, the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday.

    10. Weather
    The early forecast for the weekend shows a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90’s all three days.