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  • 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

  • Wedding announcement: Hawkins-Yager

    Larry R. and Anna M. Hawkins of Owenton and Vivian Yager and Gary Jenkins are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Arlena Michelle Hawkins and son Vincent Thomas Yager.
    Arlena is a 2012 graduate of Owen County High School and Vincent is a 2010 graduate of Owen County High School.
    The maternal grandparents are Aaron Dyer of Corinth and the late Mildred Mae Perkins-Dyer and Lawrence R. Hawkins and the late Kathleen Perkins-Hawkins.
    The paternal grandparents are Virginia Hensley of Carrollton and Lucille Jenkins of Georgetown.

  • Outstanding honor

    The staff and faculty of Owen County High School are proud to announce the local recipients of the 2013-2014 OCHS Governor Scholar program. Pictured (from left to right) are Tucker Trenary (alternate), Allison Dempsey, Willie Johnson, Hannah Strohmeier, and Bethany Johnson.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Play so kids are ready for kindergarten

    Parents often ask what young children need to know before they start kindergarten. Put simply, they need time and space to play. Did you know that a United Nations high commission has even noted the right to play as one of the Universal Rights of the Child? Play is how children learn. The activity does not matter. It can be building with blocks or cuddling a teddy bear. It can be putting together a puzzle or jumping in puddles in the rain. It can even be washing dishes and reading a book. If a child is having fun, creating and discovering new things, this is play.

  • Owenton Livestock Market - May 29, 2013

    Receipts: 357 •  May 15: 461 •  Last year: 452
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers were $2 lower, except 600-700 lbs., which were steady to firm. Heifers sold steady with plainer heifers $1 lower. Slaughter cows were steady and bulls $1 lower.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 500-600 lbs.  $137-141; 600-700 lbs.  $134-141; 700-800 lbs.  $123.

  • Young green thumbs

    The Owen County 4-H Cloverbuds met at the Owen County Courthouse May 15 to plant flowers as a community service project. The Cloverbuds had a great time planting flowers in each of the barrels around the courthouse, as well as up and down Seminary Street. There were about 25 kids ages 5-8, who showed up to help.