Today's News

  • Final weekend of racing at Kentucky Speedway

    The Kentucky Speedway is gearing up for the final weekend of the 2011 season.
    The weekend will get under way Saturday with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series running of the Kentucky 225. The race is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
    On Sunday, fans will be treated to a pair of races. The first will be at 12:30 p.m. with the Kentucky 100 as part of the Firestone INDY Lights Series. The day will conclude with the IZOD IndyCar Series Kentucky 300. The 300-mile race is slated for a 2:50 p.m. start.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The win Friday night left Owen County as one of just five teams in Class 2A that is still unbeaten.
    • The Rebels’ 38-12 win was their largest margin of victory this season. Going into the game, the team had been outscoring opponents by an average of nine points a game.
    • The game with the Bearcats will be the first regular season meeting between the two schools.

  • Five and Oh my!

    The Owen County High School Rebels headed to Bellevue High School Friday night with a chance to make some history.
    The team had not won five games since 2002 and had not started 5-0 since back in 1981.
    The team gave a lot of high fives Friday night after collecting win number five, thanks to six touchdown passes from junior quarterback Adam Hazelett.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 21, 2011 Receipts: 529
    Sept. 14: 801

    Compared to the previous sale slaughter cows and slaughter bulls were steady to $1 lower; feeder steers under 600 lb. were steady, over 600 lb. steady to $1 lower; and feeder heifers under 600 lb. $2 to $3 higher, over 600 lb. steady.
    Percent of supply: slaughter cows 12 percent; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacements 1 percent; feeder steers 22 percent; feeder heifers 31 percent; feeder bulls 26 percent; and holstein steers 7 percent.

  • Engagement: Stigers-Shuler

    Together with their families, Alicia Stigers and Michael Shuler would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Alicia is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School who currently attends KCTCS majoring in criminal justice and is employed at the Carroll County Detention Center in Carrollton.
    Michael is a 2007 graduate from Owen County High School and is currently employed with Dana Manufacturing in Dry Ridge.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Owenton.

  • Engagement: Allnut-Cook

    Scott and Tracy Allnutt wish to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Taylor Allnutt, to James Philip (JP) Cook, son of Phil Cook and Teri Cook.
    Brittany is a 2006 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    JP is employed with Woodford Feed Store in Versailles.
    The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 15, 2011, at the Owen County Fairgrounds. In case of rain the wedding will be held in the exhibit building. Invitations were sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Monterey Matters: Remember families touched by tragedy

    I’d like to start out by asking everyone to please keep the Kistner and Fitzgerald families in your thoughts and prayers this week.
    As you have probably already heard by now, Kara Kistner and Allison Fitzgerald were involved in a very bad accident Friday evening near Frankfort. It was so bad, they had to shut down parts of 127 for a few hours to clean up the wreckage.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Backyard hunting can’t be fun

    Fall is officially here. It says so on the calendar. Most of last week felt more like November than late September.
    Golf was called off Wednesday due to the rain. I kept waiting for the promised sun to come back all day Thursday and Friday. I just couldn’t make myself get out in the rain and get my shopping done.

  • Changes come to two Owen Co. voting precincts

    As the Owen County Clerk’s Office transitions from summer to fall, we find ourselves preparing for the Nov. 8 General Election.
    As I think of our democratic process, I think of the progress we have made through the years. We have gone from hand-counted ballots, to now using the E-Slate and E-Scan machines. These voting machines allow for future growth of both voters and expanded ballot capabilities.
    On Election Day, we have a specially trained service technician who can perform on-site minor repairs and troubleshooting.

  • Crews working on the Natlee Bridge over Eagle Creek

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced a bridge-maintenance project has begun on the KY 607 bridge over Eagle Creek in Owen County. The project will encompass several maintenance improvements. The bridge deck will be restored and waterproofed and the bridge joints will be repaired.
    Rob Hans, chief district engineer for KYTC District 6 said, “These improvements and repairs on the bridge are an example of the cabinet’s commitment to improving safety and mobility on our highways and bridges.”