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  • KEEP group helps out Owen Co. horse show

    The Grassroots Committee of the Kentucky Equine Education Project has announced it has awarded $500 to the Owen County Fair and Horse Show.
    The funds are to be used to purchase awards for a horse show.
    The Kentucky Equine Education Project is a statewide, not-for-profit association formed to promote and educate the public on the value of the horse industry to the state of Kentucky. The mission of education and promotion is enhanced by the grant program which assists local horse shows, 4-H horse club, and equine programs across the state.

     

  • Education donation: Womens' group helps needy students

    The Owen County Family Resource and Youth Services Center would like to thank the Owen County Baptist Association Women’s Missionary Union for its  donations of school supplies that will go to help students in kindergarten through 12th grades in the Owen County School District. There will be no Back to School Bash this year. If you are in need of school supplies for your child, contact Beverly Marcum in The Family Resource Center at 484-4014 for kindergarten through fourth grader or Becky Mefford in The Youth Service Center at 484-4017 for fifth through 12th grades.

  • Elk Creek wins double gold medal

    Wineries from Paducah, Lexington, Versailles, and Owen County took honors at the inaugural Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition.
    The Paducah Peach wine from Purple Toad Winery of Paducah won the Commissioner’s Cup as the best sweet wine and earned one of two double gold honors awarded in the competition.
    The 2009 Reserve Chambourcin submitted by Wildside Winery of Versailles was named best dry red.
    The 2012 “Taste of the Sun” Vidal Blanc from Harkness Edwards Vineyards of Lexington took top honors in best dry white.

  • Back on the bus: Owen County releases bus routes for 2013-14 school year

    With Owen County students heading back to school Aug. 14, Owen County School District Director of Transportation Jimmy Sutherland shares bus safety tips for both students and parents.

    For students:
    • Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. When the bus approaches, stand at least three giant steps (10 feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street.
    • Wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the driver says that it’s OK before stepping onto the bus.

  • Owen man gets 20 years for role in killing

    An Owen County man could spend 20 years behind bars after accepting a plea deal in a 2012 murder case.
    The formal sentencing was held Friday for David Bruce II, 44, one of three men involved in the death of Charles Monroe, a 30-year-old Frankfort man whose body was found dumped on the side of Interstate 64 in May 2012.
    Bruce pleaded guilty to amended charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and criminal facilitation to murder in June.

  • Bid for MBMS field comes in under budget

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Reporter
    By the beginning of fall 2014, students at Maurice Bowling Middle School should be enjoying their newly constructed athletic field.
    Members of the Owen County Board of Education approved to award a contract for construction on MBMS’s athletic field project to Century Construction of Erlanger.
    On July 24, members of the board received three bids for the athletic field project.
    Board member Brett McDonald said he was pleased with the offers.

  • Bid for MBMS field comes in under budget

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Reporter
    By the beginning of fall 2014, students at Maurice Bowling Middle School should be enjoying their newly constructed athletic field.
    Members of the Owen County Board of Education approved to award a contract for construction on MBMS’s athletic field project to Century Construction of Erlanger.
    On July 24, members of the board received three bids for the athletic field project.
    Board member Brett McDonald said he was pleased with the offers.

  • Making Gaines: Former assistant principal ready to make a mark at MBMS

    When Maurice Bowling Middle School students return to school next month, a familiar face will be in charge.
    Donette Gaines, who served as MBMS assistant principal for the 2012-13 school year, was recently hired to take over as principal.
    Gaines will be the school’s second principal after longtime principal Jo Ella Wallace’s retirement became official June 30. Wallace had led the school since it opened in the winter of 1985.
    Prior to her tenure as assistant principal, Gaines taught sixth grade at MBMS for 11 years.

  • Massage therapist brings hands of healing to Owenton

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Reporter

    Finding that perfect place to relax has just become a little easier for the people of  Owen County.
    Lorraine Scott has finally opened the doors of her new business, the Massage Therapy of Owenton, located on Seminary Street in the Odd Fellows building.
    Scott is no greenhorn when it comes to massage therapy. She practiced for 28 years in Ohio before moving to Owenton and is a licensed therapist in both Ohio and Kentucky.

  • Former Owen educator named state administrator of the year

    Tim Hitzfield, the principal of Conner High School in Boone County, was named the 2013 Administrator of the Year at the school level by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).  The announcement was made Friday during the organization’s annual leadership institute in Louisville.