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  • Rebels capture district crown

    Homecoming is about crowns.
    Before the game, Whitney Boothe was crowned homecoming queen.
    When the clock ran out on the contest, the Rebels were crowned district champs.
    Owen County improved to 8-0 Friday night with a convincing 33-6 win over Carroll County High School.
    The win also propelled the Rebels to 3-0 in district play clinching their first district championship since 1981. The win also assures the Rebels a home game in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.

  • Academy honors Clark

    Emily Clark from Owen County High School receives the certificate of recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy at a reunion of Academy scholars held at Murray State University Sept. 17. Pictured with Clark is Dr. Warren Edminster, academic dean of the academy, and Dr. Don Robertson, vice president for student affairs of Murray State. Emily is the daughter of Brian and Patti Clark of Owenton. After graduation in May, she plans to attend Murray State University where she will double major in nonprofit and youth leadership and marketing and minor in human resource management.

  • New homecoming queen to be crowned

    The homecoming coronation will take place at 7 Friday night before the Owen County vs. Carroll County football game. Seated are senior candidates Whitney Boothe, Gracie Roberts, Amber Patton, and Leah Forsee. Standing are senior candidate Meredith Marston, junior attendant Kaity Smith, freshman attendant Jessie Hart, sophomore attendant Ashley Smith, and senior candidate Jenna Harris. Not pictured is senior candidate Rebekah Gaines.

  • Rivals share message of cancer awareness

    So many times in sports people use words like fight and battle to describe a game.
    On Oct. 4, the Owen County volleyball team honored those individuals who either have been or currently are involved in real fights and battles — ones for their very lives.
    The Lady Rebels along with the Lady Panthers from Carroll County played the annual “Volley for the Cure” game at Owen County High School. Both teams wore pink shirts during warm-ups to raise awareness about the ever-present dangers of cancer.

  • OCHS freshmen learns ‘the cowboy way’

    Dalton Mears, a freshman at Owen County High School, was recently selected by his teachers and Owenton Rotarians to represent the Owenton Rotary Club at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program, an international program that was created to encourage strong leadership in youth.
    Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expense-paid four-day camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. RYLA aims to teach what it takes to be an effective leader.

  • Evans stepping down from Farm Bureau post

    After nearly 42 years in the insurance industry, Fred Evans has announced his retirement.
    Evans  spent the first 20 years of his career with Western-Southern Life and went to work with Clark County Farm Bureau in 1990. He accepted the position of agency manager with Owen County Farm Bureau in January of 1996.
    In a letter to members and coworkers,  Evans thanked the people who helped him.

  • A special bond

    Paula Bond begged the doctors for a chance to save her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson.
    She pleaded with them to just to take a test that might spare her countless hours of dialysis and ultimately save her life.
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    On April 5, Carolann Mitchuson entered the Frankfort Medical Center with organ shutdown.
    Bond said her daughter was diagnosed with postpartum pre-eclapsia.
    “(The doctors) thought it was related to the baby,” Bond said.
    But Mitchuson wasn’t responding to the treatments and doctors transported Mitchuson to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Moving ahead in education

    The Owen County School District has something to celebrate after making “adequate yearly progress” under the No Child Left Behind Act for the second year in a row.
    The district was one of only 22 of the 174 districts in the state to make AYP, which is calculated by the results of the Kentucky Core Content Test.
    According to the results recently released by the Kentucky Department of Education, the district saw gains at every school level, with significant achievements at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Bed bugs found at Owen County schools

    Since Sept. 22, several bed bugs have been found in Owen County schools, but Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said there’s no need for panic.
    Owen County Elementary School was the first to send a letter home with students after two bed bugs were found in the school. On Oct. 3, Raleigh said three were found in one classroom around the same desk at Owen County High School, and one was found in the office of the Owen County Primary School.
    Raleigh said none have been found at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Some residents could get shock from city

    Some unsuspecting taxpayers could soon receive a notice from the City of Owenton following a survey of the city limits.
    During its Oct. 4 meeting, the Owenton City Council amended its 2011-12 budget to include $20,000 for surveyor costs.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said that after the surveys were completed, the city found that one business and several homes on Hwy. 22, Cull Road and Elmer Davis Lake Road are within city limits.