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Today's News

  • Keselowski overcomes obstacles to win QS400

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner

    “Bad Brad” Keselowski celebrated his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 win at Kentucky Speedway Saturday by “Tebowing” in victory lane. The driver of Roger Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge    ffected the kneel-down gesture made famous by famed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow after sealing a weekend of diversity with a 4.399-second victory over second-place Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet owned by Hendrick Motorsports.

  • Three Owen countains named to deans list

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College is proud to recognize the following students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2012 spring semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for spring 2012 are David Cooper, Kara Foster, and Kaylan Glass.
     

  • Owen senator to lead state pension funds task force

    A new state task force charged with recommending ways to improve the financial health of the state’s public pension funds will held its first meeting Monday.

  • On Vacation: Olivia Alexander

    Olivia Alexander took the News-Herald on vacation with her and her family at Pensacola Beach, Fla.
    Editor’s note: Submit your vacation pictures featuring the News-Herald to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com
     

  • 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.