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  • Special honor: A day in Frankfort

    Kirsten and Kaitlyn Parker, daughters of Rodney and Deborah Parker, were recently invited by State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, to be his personal pages during the General Assembly session in Frankfort at the capital. Kaitlyn also had the honor of  being asked by Thayer to perform the National Anthem for the Senate before its session began.

  • OCHS students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the March Students of The Month. Pictured are Aaron Kline (sophomore),  Chris Sutton (junior), Blaine Forsee (freshman) and Devin Ricketts (senior).

     

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Keeping your skin beautiful and healthy

    We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin.  Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.
    Both the sun and the tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays.  UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn.  UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin.  When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • Brittany Kuhn completes Army basic combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Brittany N. Kuhn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, Kuhn studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field-training exercises.

  • In season: Zach Perkins

    Zach Perkins, the 10-year-old son of Marvin and Teresa Perkins, took this 8-point buck during deer season.

  • Owen grand jury indicts bank-robbery suspects

    The brother and sister suspected of robbing the New Liberty branch of First Farmers Bank & Trust in February pleaded not guilty in a court appearance March 12.
    Aaron L. Jones, 23, of Fort Mitchell and Wilma Renee Jones, 32, of Carrollton, were both appointed public attorneys after being indicted last week.
    A third suspect in the robbery, Todd E. McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, did not appear in court. His arraignment was continued to March 26.
    A $50,000 cash bond has been set for each of the three suspects.

  • Advice from the experts

  • Firm seeking nearly $100,000 from city

    A bill for nearly $100,000 is at the heart of a controversy between the city of Owenton and a central Kentucky architecture firm.
    MSE of Kentucky, which was contracted to construct phases one and two of the Severn Creek water project, is seeking $99,000 from the city of Owenton.
    The firm was contracted for the first phase of the project in 2005, which included upgrades and repairs to lines and other equipment.

  • Spring cleaning

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owenton Mayor Doug West are asking Owen countians to band together in an effort to clean up the area as part of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
    The event, held each March, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and civic, religious and nonprofit organizations can enter to win six separate $100 prizes in a random drawing.
    Owen County Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said organizations that wish to participate can help with roadside litter pickup.

  • Oh, the places you’ll go

    Earlier this month, Owen County Elementary School celebrated Read across America Day.
    Shona Gullett, guidance counselor, spearheaded a classroom door decorating contest with 100 percent participation.  
    Each room chose a different Dr. Seuss book as its theme. The winning room chose Fox in Socks and will get lunch in the library.  Several other classrooms got first place votes and will receive ice-cream parties in the library.