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Today's News

  • Local post office is gold standard

    Despite the financial challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service, the Owenton Post Office continues to deliver top-quality service.

    In a recent Gallup Organization Survey, USPS customers gave the facility high marks for efficiency, accuracy of delivery, consistency of delivery and wait-time in line.

  • Magistrates reject cleaning plan, approve move

    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Monday and voted to temporarily move the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

    At the March 10 fiscal court meeting, a representative from the sheriff’s department reported most of their staff had recently suffered “upper respiratory problems.” The  Kentucky Department of Labor previously inspected the entire building where the sheriff’s office is located and reported that no unusual circumstances were found.

  • Hornaday credits crew for victory at Sparta

    Two drivers came into Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway looking to extend winning streaks. Both were successful.

    Ron Hornaday Jr. held off Mike Skinner on the final lap to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. For Hornaday, it was his third-consecutive win. With the win, he became the first repeat winner of the race at the track.

    The second race of the night saw Parker Kligerman finish first in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. For the 18-year-old rookie, it was his fourth straight victory and his fifth of the season.

  • Getting a great tan isn’t the key a happy life

    Maybe you won’t understand this little story if you’ve never felt different, if you’ve always fit in, if you’ve never felt too fat or too thin, too short or too tall ee" if you’ve never been a teenager or can’t remember being one.

    And maybe you can’t laugh at this silliness if you’ve walked a road so harshly different it rises up to taunt you every morning of your life. I think of those who’ve struggled with racial prejudice or serious physical or mental disabilities.

  • Annual Owen County Fair Week continues

    Monday night, 12 young ladies stood before three out-of-town judges in hopes of becoming the 2009 Miss Owen County Fair.

    After a two-hour contest that included formal wear and swimsuit competitions, the judges’ decision became final, and Shadow Perry was crowned Miss Owen County Fair.

    Perry, who has been participating in Owen County pageants since she was a baby, said she feels at ease now that the pageant is over.

    “I feel awesome and relieved,” Perry said. “I’ve been doing this all my life and it feels great to win.”

  • Middle school students presented with awards

    Rotary Awards

    Sixth Grade

    Michael Ashcraft and Brittany Thornton

    Seventh Grade

    Gabe Osborne and Brittany Schaub

    Eighth Grade

    Corey Cobb and Felicia Neal

    Perfect Attendance

    Ben Allen, Allison Dempsey, Cody Downey, Brady Glacken, Autumn Gover, Willie Johnson, Annie Juett, Hannah McCormick, Charles Moloney, Kristen Mygra, Tiffany Ohmer, Victor Perez, Talmon Shidecker, Kayleigh Shaw, Brandon Slusher, Corby Smith, Brooklyn Smither, Richie Swigert, Tyler True, Sarah Wotier

  • State agency says no to West Perry project funding

    After months of consideration, debate and hope, a final word has been rendered on the Owenton City Council’s grant request for West Perry Street renovation.

    Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier received a letter from the Department of Local Government that stated the renovation project will not be funded.

    The process began last August when Wotier announced that the City of Owenton would be applying for grant funds to spruce up one of Owenton’s streets. East and West Perry were the main targets for the program.

  • Kids help build stepping stones at library

    We were thrilled to see 130 parents and children attend our last summer reading session with Nelstone Stone Carving. With a little help from Penny and Al, we completed four new limestone stepping stones for our landscaping that were made by members of our community.

    They look great, and every time we see them, we’ll remember what a great day we had at the library with all of the program participants. The stones are currently on display at the front desk, so take a look as you check out your favorite books, movies or CDs.

  • Elk Creek wins awards at national competition

    Elk Creek Vineyard recently received two silver medals and a bronze medal in the Third Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, Iowa campus.

    “These wines were top notch,” Bob Foster, director of the Mid-American Wine Competition, said. “Consumers ought to track them down and taste them.”

  • Owen County teams prepare for upcoming seasons

    While most are enjoying summer, players and coaches at Owen County High School are starting to practice for the fall.

    Fall sports teams are allowed to begin practice today in preparation for the upcoming seasons.

    Football, volleyball, soccer, cross country and golf will begin practice over the next few days as they looking forward to their first games or matches in August.

    The football team will open the season Aug. 29 at Grant County.