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  • State warns of GED scam

    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, issued a consumer alert Monday regarding fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the Internet.
    “Kentuckians need to know there is one way to earn a GED credential and that is through a test administered onsite at an Official GED Testing Center,” Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for Kentucky Adult Education, said in a press release from the state.

  • Uncovering history

    Steve Stewart had driven past the Carr Cemetery countless times and never noticed it.
    Tucked across from the Voice of Thunder Church, the Carr Cemetery had become a victim of time with brush and trees blocking out part of Owen County history.
    In March, George Robertson, a resident of Philadelphia, came to visit the resting place of some of his Owen County ancestors.
    Robertson had been researching his genealogy for several years and that hunt led him to Owen County.
    He found the Carr Cemetery nearly hidden under years of undergrowth and brush.

  • The run for 227

    Owen County communities were once like close-knit families that came together to help their neighbors in times of need. Teresa Davis said she misses that time and hopes to bring it back with a community-wide Kentucky Derby theme yard sale.
    The idea came about after beloved community member Eugene Winkle died in February.

  • Animals create nuisance on Roland Ave., neighbors say

    Saying the smell of farm animals from a neighboring property is in violation of local ordinances, an Owenton couple are turning to the city for help.
    Homeowners Tim and Carol Shelton spoke before the Owenton City Council earlier this month to complain about the animals being raised on Roland Avenue.
    The couple said the animals are in violation of several city ordinances.

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • PHI Air Medical launches support for Alcohol Awareness Month

    PHI Air Medical recently announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for alcohol awareness throughout the month of April, the month designated to bring information to the public on alcohol-related issues.

  • Kindles change education at Owen County schools

    By Karen Watson
    Owen County Primary
    Our building has been granted two Kindles per grade level. In our building, we are currently using them in the collaborative and resource setting. The Kindles have enhanced our teaching in centers within the collaborative setting.

  • Another round for Satterwhite

    Charlie Satterwhite loved golf. He also loved the University of Kentucky, especially the basketball team.
    When organizers decided to move up the start time of the 13th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble to accommodate the start of UK’s Final Four game with the University of Louisville, it only seemed fitting.
    Before the shotgun start, Satterwhite’s daughter Sara told participants that her dad would be on the course in spirit.

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • Cat Crazy

    Bee Spicer has seen a lot of changes in the University of Kentucky basketball program over the years and once attended a UK game at the Memorial Coliseum, but even Spicer said she has never seen a team like the 2012 NCAA national champions.
    Spicer said she has followed the Cats since the 1950s and once ran into (former UK player) Cotton Nash at a game, but nothing could compare to this year’s lineup.