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  • Ruling means Thayer stays in Owen County

    Damon Thayer will remain Owen County’s state senator after the Kentucky Supreme Court recently blocked the newly formed senate district map that reflected changes in the commonwealth’s population.
    One of the changes moved Owen County from Thayer’s 17th district and into former Gov. Julian Carroll’s seventh district which includes Anderson, Franklin, Woodford and parts of Fayette counties.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • Cook named DAR Good Citizen

    By Susan U. Hampton
    Regent John Guill Chapter DAR

    Each year, the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high school seniors.  
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Tackle tough financial times together

    The recent economic recession has affected everyone’s bottom dollar.  With continued high unemployment rates and increasing gas prices and grocery bills, many couples have encountered serious financial hardships.  Learning how to work together during tough financial times is important for all couples, especially newlyweds.

  • Poets share their art with public

    The Owen County Arts Council recently hosted its second poetry reading at the Wild Goose Cafe, bringing Owen County’s varied culture to literary fans of all ages.
    Joan Goderwis, a member of the Owen County Arts Council, said the idea for a poetry reading came from fellow council member Patty Petzinger.

  • Getting his stripes

    It is not often a basketball referee is cheered. Most of the time it is quite the opposite.
    Friday night in Owenton, one official got cheers and even a few hugs.
    Owen County native Robert ‘Buck’ Beverly officiated basketball in the Eighth Region for 10 years. When a health condition forced him to hang up his whistle and pick up a clipboard, he gladly accepted. Now instead of blowing his whistle on the court, he sits in the stands and evaluates those who make the calls on it.
    As an assistant evaluator of officials, Beverly has the chance to remain close to the game he loves so much.

  • Heartfelt support

    Approximately 400 people attended the Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs, helping to bring comfort to those families with a child suffering from a congenital heart defect.
    The biggest event of the year for God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., founder and chairperson Kathryn Columbia, said this year’s event raised nearly $9,000.

  • Owen countian throws his hat in race for U.S. rep.

    After U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis recently decided not to seek re-election, a 25-year Owen County resident has filed to run for Kentucky’s Fourth District congressional race.
    Republican Marcus Carey, a lawyer, political blogger, public speaker and farmer said he chose to file for election after looking at other candidates who he feels are, “far less than inspiring.”

  • Search begins for next high school principal

    A principal-selection committee has been formed after Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne waas recently named the district’s director of curriculum and instruction.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said he hopes the community will become involved in the selection process.