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Today's News

  • James Buescher gets second win

    James Buescher came to Kentucky last week with one win under his belt. He would leave Kentucky Speedway with two.
    Buescher drove his #31 Chevrolet to the lead after a restart on lap 114 and never looked back to pick up the win Thursday night in the UNOH 225. His was his second win this season after taking first place in April at Kansas.
    In all, Buescher led 119 of the 150 laps.
    After the win, Buescher praised his crew for all of their hard work.

  • Dillon laps field in Feed the Children 300

    Two storms blew through Kentucky Speedway Friday night.
    The first came during qualifying for the Quaker State 400. The second was during the Feed the Children 300 in the name of Austin Dillon.
    Dillon dominated the day in Sparta. He first captured the pole position and then won the Feed the Children 300 by leading 192 of 200 laps.  
    The victory was the first for Dillon in the Nationwide Series. His seemingly easy victory also propelled the North Carolina native to top spot in the points standings ahead of Elliot Sadler.

  • 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