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  • The run for 227

    Owen County communities were once like close-knit families that came together to help their neighbors in times of need. Teresa Davis said she misses that time and hopes to bring it back with a community-wide Kentucky Derby theme yard sale.
    The idea came about after beloved community member Eugene Winkle died in February.

  • Animals create nuisance on Roland Ave., neighbors say

    Saying the smell of farm animals from a neighboring property is in violation of local ordinances, an Owenton couple are turning to the city for help.
    Homeowners Tim and Carol Shelton spoke before the Owenton City Council earlier this month to complain about the animals being raised on Roland Avenue.
    The couple said the animals are in violation of several city ordinances.

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • PHI Air Medical launches support for Alcohol Awareness Month

    PHI Air Medical recently announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for alcohol awareness throughout the month of April, the month designated to bring information to the public on alcohol-related issues.

  • Kindles change education at Owen County schools

    By Karen Watson
    Owen County Primary
    Our building has been granted two Kindles per grade level. In our building, we are currently using them in the collaborative and resource setting. The Kindles have enhanced our teaching in centers within the collaborative setting.

  • Another round for Satterwhite

    Charlie Satterwhite loved golf. He also loved the University of Kentucky, especially the basketball team.
    When organizers decided to move up the start time of the 13th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble to accommodate the start of UK’s Final Four game with the University of Louisville, it only seemed fitting.
    Before the shotgun start, Satterwhite’s daughter Sara told participants that her dad would be on the course in spirit.

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • Cat Crazy

    Bee Spicer has seen a lot of changes in the University of Kentucky basketball program over the years and once attended a UK game at the Memorial Coliseum, but even Spicer said she has never seen a team like the 2012 NCAA national champions.
    Spicer said she has followed the Cats since the 1950s and once ran into (former UK player) Cotton Nash at a game, but nothing could compare to this year’s lineup.

  • Georgia educator to lead Owen County High

    When the doors of Owen County High School open for the 2012-13 school year students will be under new leadership.
    Duane Kline, who currently serves as director of operations for the Butts County School District in Georgia, was awarded the position out of a total of 12 applicants.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Kline had served as principal of Jackson High School in Jackson, Ga. for 10 years before taking on an administrative role within the district.

  • Science Fair expands to a two-day event

    The Science Fair was held two days this year. On Feb. 28, 133 students in fifth and sixth grades set up projects in the multi-purpose room in the Maurice Bowling Middle School.  Every project followed the scientific method and was judged individually.
    Special thanks to Tim Marcum, Jennifer Moore and Carol Wooten for their support.