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  • 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.

  • State-bound cheerleaders

    Cheerleaders normally spend their time on the sidelines getting fans to cheer for whichever team is on the field or the court.
    Saturday, the Owen County High School cheerleaders themselves will be the ones taking center stage and receiving the cheers.  
    Thanks to their win at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors eighth-region cheerleading competition that took place in January in Owenton, the squad will head to Bowling Green Saturday to compete in the KAPOS State-at-Large Cheerleading Competition.

  • Governor, Thayer introduce gaming legislation

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service

    Saying it’s time for the people to decide Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that legislation would be filed later that day in the state Senate for a constitutional amendment allowing casino gaming in Kentucky.
    The governor was surrounded by 12 legislators as he made the announcement, including Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who will be the primary sponsor. Co-sponsors, according to Senator Thayer, include Sen. R.J. Palmer, D-Winchester, and six other senators, both Democrats and Republicans.