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Today's Features

  • The fourth-grade students at Owen County Upper Elementary School were transported back in time on two occasions this year as history was brought to life for them through the presentations of Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty.

    Hardesty received his B.F.A. in acting/theatre from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and has since performed professionally in theatre, film, and television, including prominent leading roles in “Biloxi Blues,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    On Friday, April 1, the OCHS Music Department hosted the annual school talent show.

    With a total of 13 acts and over 20 performers, students at the end of the school day were entertained by a variety of talented peers.

    From singing and playing instruments, to dramatic skits and juggling, our students were proud to show off what they do best.

    Freshman Peyton Burton emceed the show and introduced the student performances:

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    On March 29, a bus of OCHS students arrived at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Harrods Creek, Ky.

    They took their seats in the church pews and awaited for the concert of Chanticleer to begin.

    Chanticleer is a world-famous all men’s choir, vocalists ranging from soprano to bass. The group is based out of San Francisco, but travels across the globe year-round and rarely ends up as close to Owen County as they did last Tuesday.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Three OCHS student leaders have taken the initiative to facilitate a Bible study twice a week before the school day begins.

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to the start of school at 7:45 a.m., OCHS students are welcome to attend a Bible study in Mrs. Katie Ashcraft’s classroom. Juniors Skye Decandia and Ross Ford, and freshman Kaitlyn Parker are the student leaders of this study.

  • Fifth Grade

    All ‘A’ Honor Roll: August Barker, Lillian Baumann, Lilly Chappell, Gracie Ferguson, Lindsey Hobbs, Brady Kemper, McKenna McNay, Avery Miller, Maggie Ponder, Anna Riddle, Brandon Snell and Bryce Thornton

  • Ninth Grade

    Super Honor Roll: Laura Duke, Ravin McMillian, Kaitlyn Parker, Jared Prather, Dylan Rose and Haley Young

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

  • Two Owen County groups recently competed in the #Push initiative and completed and placed in the last #Push challenge, which was to create a theme song about the initiative. The mission of #Push is to promote respect, responsibility and tolerance, to raise awareness of substance abuse prevention through creative and compelling contests, and to raise money for organizations with youth-based programs. The Owen County #Push Initiative awarded $500 to HOSA or competing and winning the last two challenges. The Owen County Rebel Readers were also awarded $100 for their participation.

  • If you are reading this, take a chair. It was Easter Sunday weekend and there was a lot going on. This may turn into a novelette.

    To state the obvious, it was a beautiful day. Old Cedar had a beautiful morning for their sunrise service and breakfast afterward, cooked by the men of the church. Both Monterey Baptist and Christian churches were full. We haven’t had that many people in the pews for several years. There were plenty of Easter bags and eggs for the children to hunt.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Five students from the Beta Club took some time out of their Good Friday to share a little joy at the Owenton Center.

    Seniors Tabby Beach, Makenzie Davis, and Kirsten Parker, and Juniors Skye Decandia and Brandi Mears all gathered at the Owenton Center after school on Good Friday, March 25th, and handed out Easter Eggs to the residents.