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Today's Features

  • Leslie Robertson, assistant superintendent of Owen County schools, made a presentation at the Kentucky Association of School Councils’  Annual Conference Sept.22-23 at the downtown Louisville Marriott.

    Robertson presented a three-hour preconference session on formative assessment for KASC members only and then hosted a one-hour follow-up session during the conference to answer participants’ questions.

    Robertson shared practical approaches to assessing students that help classroom teachers determine instructional needs.

  • The crowning of the 2009 Owen County High School Football Homecoming Queen will be at 7 p.m. Friday before the Rebels’ game with East Jessamine. The senior candidates seated from left to right are Jensen Wainscott, Mary Kennedy, Lauren Lowe, Eko Kemper, Cori Eckart, and Emilie Davis. The attendants standing from left to right are freshman Hannah Neeley, sophomore Meredith Marston, and junior Danielle Hoop.

  • The Owen County Woman’s Club is a civic organization that emphasizes its dedication to empower the city and county.

    Some of its projects are: college scholarships, children’s fund, beautifying the Owenton signs, project graduation, and its annual home tour.

    The Woman’s Club will host its annual home tour from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 4.

    Tickets are $5 and may be purchased the day of the tour at the Owen County Public Library library or from a club member.

    The home of Ms. Betty Lusby, at 1650 Hwy. 127 N, will be on the home tour.

  • The Owen County High School Class of 1979 celebrated its 30-year reunion at beautiful Elk Creek Vineyards Aug. 22.

  • Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announced the Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week will be held Sept. 20-26.

    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the effort put forth by all Adopt-a-Highway groups in keeping our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Joe Prather said.

  • As a sign of its commitment to supporting farming families in rural America, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is honoring member families who have supported the national Farm Credit System for over half a century.

    Recognition in the Heritage Farm Program is open to current members of Farm Credit who have also been a member of the Farm Credit System for at least 50 consecutive years through their immediate family, parents or grandparents. Families who qualify are honored at an annual ceremony with a special plaque and heirloom hope chest.

  • Both sets of my grandparents lived most of their lives in Owen County. I will use the next few paragraphs to try and explain what they have meant to me.

    My dad’s parents – Joe and Annabel Lawrence – lived most of their lives in Monterey. My grandfather was a farmer and worked for a while at the cheese factory in Owenton. I only saw him get riled one time in all of the years that I knew him.

  • If you have ever had the privilege of attending a sporting event in Kentucky, chances are you found yourself surrounded by fans.

    In Kentucky, fans flock to sporting events ranging from the collegiate level to the local Little League and T-ball teams.

    Owen County fans are no different. 

    However, seldom do you see a large following of fans for a cheer competition.

  • Owen County resident Scott Ogden has been honored with the 2009 Support Staff of the Year award from the Southern States Corrections Association.

    Ogden is employed by the Kentucky Department of Corrections and works at Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington where he serves as farm manager.

    He was selected from candidates from 14 other states.  Ogden, his wife Rebecca, and their family traveled to New Orleans in July in order for him to receive the honor.  

  • Bill Watson, pastor of First Christian Church in Owenton and respected storyteller, will be sharing his tales of history with a statewide audience at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Although well-known for his portrayal of American Civil War solider “James,” Watson said this performance will focus on other stories of American history.

    Watson will perform Aug. 27-28 at 3 p.m. in the northern wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville as part of the Kentucky State Fair.

    The event is free and open to the public.