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  • Academic achievements

    Michael Kincaid makes dean’s list at Wesleyan
    Michael Kincaid, a junior at Kentucky Wesleyan College, was named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester.
    He is the son of Terry and Joan Kincaid of Owenton.

    Wainscott named to Transylvania dean’s list
     Owen County High School graduate and Transylvania University senior Kenneth Wainscott has been named to the dean’s list for the 2011 winter term.

  • Conservation district offers aid to students

    The Owen County Conservation District will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2011.
    Applicants must be:
    • A graduate of Owen County High School or a sophomore, junior or senior of an in-state college.
    • Be enrolled in a full-time, four-year program of study directly related to conservation, forestry, soil science, biology ecology wildlife science or agricultural fields.
    • Must be enrolled in a college or university located in Kentucky.

  • Faces from the past

  • Senior cheerleaders and the Rebel sweetheart

    The senior members of the Owen County High School cheerleading squad were recently recognized for their efforts. First photo: the seniors in this year’s squad are Danielle Ransdell, Colton New and Morgan Forsee. Second photo: The Rebel Sweetheart Morgan Forsee, center, is accompanied by Cooper Taylor, left, and Paul Banks, right.

  • Community Events

    Free family movie ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ to be shown Thursday at library
    Bring the entire gang to one of Disney’s favorite family movie adventures, “Gnomeo and Juliet,” rated PG. This free movie will be shown at 5:30 p.m. May 26 at the Owen County Public Library. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Owen STLP shines in Rupp

    The Student Technology Leadership Program’s sixth-annual state championship was held May 13 in Lexington.
    Students from across Kentucky demonstrated real learning in real time with real purpose.
    There were more than 39 different competition categories, covering the arts, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and marketable career skills. Students competed in programming, web design, video production, networking, computer repair, video game design and more.

  • Relay Time: Check out the events

    The countdown to what may be the largest Owen County Relay for Life event ever is beginning to wind down.
    Hundreds of volunteers and cancer survivors, their friends and families are preparing to descend on Itron Field, starting at 7 p.m. Friday night.
    Throughout the night, the battle against cancer will take the spotlight through fun, music and special events.
    Here is the schedule of events for this year’s event:
    5-9 p.m., Kentucly Blood Center Bloodmobile, the blood center will be giving $10 Walmart gift cards to anyone who gives blood.

  • Taking part in the Arts in the Park

    Editor's note: Look for more pictures from this year's Arts in the Park in our multi-media section.

  • Marshal urges burglary suspect to turn himself in

    A Nicholas County man was recently arrested at the Owen County Sheriff’s Office following alleged thefts.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Larry B. Gaines, 29, of Carlisle, was located May 13 by a U.S. marshal and was told it would be best if he turned himself in at the sheriff’s office.
    Gaines allegedly broke into a storage building at 3040 Pleasant Grove Road and stole Snap-on tools valued at $3,500.
    The tools, Hammond said, were recovered in Florence.

  • County putting final touches on new budget

    Fuel prices fluctuating and pricey utility bills were just two of the issues the Owen County Fiscal Court faced while planning for the 2011-12 budget.
    The first reading of the budget was held during the May 10 fiscal court meeting.
    The budget has been sent to the Kentucky Department of Local Government, which approved it. A second reading of the budget ordinance is expected to take place June 14.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said this year’s budget was tougher to balance than the 2010-11 budget, due to a decline in revenue.