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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A week at the races

    A year after heavy traffic forced several thousand fans from reaching Kentucky Speedway the track gets a second chance to host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The opportunity comes this week as the track hosts three races in three days culminating in the Quaker State 400 on Saturday night.

  • Wedding: Stewart-Manns

    Jackie Manns of Frankfort and Billy Jo Stewart of Monterey are happy to announce their upcoming wedding.
    The ceremony will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at Switzer Bridge in Frankfort.
    All family and friends are welcome to attend. A wedding reception will follow at Roses Pub in Frankfort behind Farmer’s Bank on East Main.

  • Some simple summer food safety tips

    Keep foods at the right temperature
    Keep your foods out of the danger zone.  In warm temperatures, it may only take an hour for food to enter the Danger Zone – the unsafe temperatures between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F.  When removing food from the refrigerator, either promptly cook it or place it back in the refrigerator or cooler to ensure freshness, quality, and safety.

  • Kays Branch News: Weather seems to be getting everyone down

    I have been helping John with the underpinning of his back porch. Charity went to Indiana on Friday to visit her parents. Saturday was her mother’s birthday. I went to church Sunday and did the usual things to keep busy, mostly reading. The mowing has come to a screeching halt. The grass has quit growing and is turning an ugly tan. The creek has dried up. I awoke to news that “Debby” had hit the coast of Florida with 10 inches of rain, high winds and spawned tornados. I’d just like to see a couple inches of rain.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: June 19, 2012

    Joann Adams (Blackmore), 1974, show cause deferred, owes $23,469.94 total, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant set for $2,400.
    Geraldine Fraley Cuneo, 1967, diversion completion.
    William Anderson Currans II, 1984, show cause deferred, owes $1,080 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,100.
    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, show cause deferred, owes $1,280, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,300.
    Derrick R. Dempsey, 1989, first-degree complicity narcotics, second-degree burglary, motion to void pretrial diversion.

  • Owen County District Court: June 22, 2012

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, continued to June 29.
    Christopher Hardy, 1984, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for June 29.
    Lamonte Richardson, 1956, second-degree manslaughter, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Brandon L. Shuck, 1985, contempt of court, continued to June 21.
    Stephanie M. Grebe, 1985, non-payment of fines, $210 cash bond set.
    Heights Finance Corporation vs. Gregory Estes, motion for default judgment, see order.