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  • Sweeney becomes first Owen County teacher to be recertified by national board

    While the Owen County High School Rebels were making football history, a high-school science teacher did the same for the second time. Ten years ago,  Sue Sweeney became the first National Board Certified teacher in Owen County.
    Now, she is the first teacher in Owen County to be renewed by the NBCT.
    Sweeney is Kentucky certified  to teach grades one through 12 with a master’s degree in biology. She  currently teaches biology, forensic science, anatomy and physiology.

  • Minister with Owen County ties obtains his doctorate

    The Rev.  Doug Adkins, minister with youth at Madison Baptist Church, Madison, GA, received the doctor of ministry degree on May 14, 2011, during the commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  
    This year, 95 degrees were awarded in seven graduate degree programs.

  • Volunteer of the month: Woosley praised for her dedication

    The Owen County School District is pleased to announce Brooke Woosley has been chosen as volunteer of the month for September. 
    When asked why she volunteers, Woosley said “Because I love being around children and helping them excel.” 
    Woosley was chosen for this award by Gina Ayres, a first-grade teacher at Owen County Primary.
    Ayers said Woosley is always ready to help.

  • DAR invests in education

    By Peggy Trinkle
    John Guill Chapter, NSDAR

    JeanEllen Hiter Melton, Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution state corresponding secretary and chair of the Kentucky DAR news circulation and master questionnaire committees, was the guest speaker at the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Nov. 9 at the Owen County Library.  

  • Louisville museum features Owen in photographic bicentennial exhibit

    The Frazier History Museum is featuring historic photographs from Owen County, along with other areas of Kentucky as part of “Rough Road: The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975-1977,” a new exhibit which runs through Jan. 15.
    “Rough Road” features striking images from three photographers – Ted Wathen, Bob Hower and Bill Burke – captured during the nation’s Bicentennial celebration.  The three traveled into every county of the state to create a record of Kentucky over a three-year time span.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney: Ballots for county committee being sent out

    Be watching your mailbox for your official County Committee election ballot.
    Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters in Local Administrative Area Two, which encompasses the central part of the county including the communities of Gratz and Owenton.   
    If, for some reason, you do not receive a ballot, feel free to notify the FSA office.
    Completed and signed ballots are due back in the county office by the close of business on Dec. 5.

    Deadline for non-insured assistance program crops nears

  • Grand jury indicts two for drug trafficking

    On Nov. 8, 2011, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    Elizabeth Brackin, 45, on the charges of two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment, she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a narcotic drug, namely Oxycodone.
    If convicted on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, she could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    Bench warrant set for $10,000.

  • Season celebration

    Recently, Alfred Arrowood, co-owner of Family Billiards, invited the members of the Owen County High School football team for a meal and some fun at his restaurant.  Arrowood pays for the food out of his own pocket as a way to say thanks to the players for their commitment to Owen County High School and its athletics program.

  • Extension service helps guests get ready for the holidays

    It’s never too early to begin decking the halls for the holidays.
    The Owen County Extension Service hosted its annual Holiday Trimmings Workshop Nov. 10. The workshop is held the second Thursday of every November and has remained an Owen County holiday tradition since the mid-1980s.
    Over the last 15 years, the workshop has provided those in attendance with recipes for the perfect holiday meal and craft instructions for special gifts and home decorations.

  • Attack in Owenton leads to arrest

    An Owenton man is being charged with first-degree assault after allegedly cutting a man with a pocket knife Nov. 6.
    According to a search warrant obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Daryl Andre Thomas, 52, was arrested after dispatch reported that a person had been stabbed and was at New Horizons Medical Center.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich and Owenton Police Officer Rufus Shearer responded to the call.