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  • Owen resident chases Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship  pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky  2013 and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the  public, rather than the panel of judges.

  • 2013 OCHS underclassmen awards

    Algebra I: Makayla Acrey and Lillian Jude
    Honors Algebra I: Clay Dempsey
    Algebra II: Geoffrey Bohart and Megan Wilhoite
    Honors Algebra II: Micaela Wilhoite
    Geometry: Makenzie Davis, Joshua Ohmer and Dacota Pennycuff
    Honors Geometry: Kirsten Parker and Nicole Jacobs
    Achievement in Geometry: Paige Lainhart
    Pre Calculus: Nicole Jacobs, Bethany Johnson and Miranda Mason

  • Special honors: Clayton and Amanda Cook

    The families of Clayton and Amanda Cook would like to announce their recent graduation from Western Kentucky University.
    Clayton graduated cum laude with a B.S. in civil engineering.
    Amanda graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in science and math education.
    Both Clayton and Amanda studied abroad and graduated from the Honors College at WKU. Clayton received the John Russell Civil Engineering Award and Amanda received the Secondary SkyTeach Senior Award.

  • Celebrating the past while looking to the future

    The Owen County High School class of 2013 took its final walk across the stage during Saturday’s graduation, but it won’t be a class that principal Duane Kline will soon forget.
    “This was my first graduating class here in Owen County,” Kline said. “And I don’t know if I could’ve asked for a better one … absolutely exceptional.”

  • Owen countian runs into history books

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer

    Collin Trammel ran his way into the record books with a blistering 200-meter sprint that shattered a state record and won him a first place finish in the Class A Kentucky State Track and Field Championships in Louisville last week.
    “It felt pretty awesome,” the Owen County High School senior said after finishing the 200-meter dash in 21.92 seconds. “It was pretty much my main goal to make a name for Owen County and myself.”

  • Man in need of a ride pleads guilty to stealing cars

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    An Owen County man recently pleaded guilty to stealing two vehicles on two separate occasions.
    In a plea agreement reached in Owen Circuit Court, Thomas Williams, 34, pled guilty to stealing a silver 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck and a maroon 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck.
    According to court documents, the 1997 red pickup was stolen from West Seminary Street in Owenton on March 1. The 2008 silver pickup was stolen from North Madison Street on March 8.

  • State tells city to alter words for annexation

    A first reading by the Owenton City Council amending five ordinances annexing five roads into the city limits was held May 21.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said when the ordinances were taken to be filed at the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office in Frankfort, he was notified that the five ordinances were incorrectly worded.
    “(The ordinances) had to be worded a certain way and they weren’t,” West said.

  • Owen board announces cuts, raises

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    The Owen County Board of Education got straight down to business May 20.
    The board approved a 2013-14 salary schedule which Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford said is an improvement over its current form.
    The new salary schedules, based on 185 school days, offers an increase for certified staff.
    The present salary schedule was frozen in the 2012-13 school year due to budget constraints/

  • Prize-winning pets

    On May 18, the Owen County Primary Parent-Teacher-Student Organization held a pet show at the Owen County Park in the exhibit building as a fund raiser and fun, family event. This is the first time such an event has been held.
    There were 22 entries and the following were award winners:

  • Owen County High School senior awards 2013

    2013 Departmental Awards:

    AP Biology – Mitchell Griffin
    APES – Kendall McDonald
    Effort and Achievement – Stephanie Stanley
    Spanish II – Ashley Byers
    Visual Art – Austin Collins
    AP Calculus – Samantha Tabor; Mitchell Griffin
    College Career Ready Math – Andrea Wash; Ashley Byers
    Government and Civics – River Riddle
    Accounting and Financial Services – Mariah Derringer
    AP Literature – Ashley Byers
    Advanced Reading – Aly Minch