Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.