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  • State creates site to help businesses open and operate efficiently

    In an effort to better serve the business community across Kentucky, state and government leaders Monday launched a one-stop business website to help businesses start and operate in a more efficient way.
    The Kentucky Business One Stop — onestop.ky.gov — is an interactive web portal designed to provide faster, friendlier, more reliable and cost-effective services to businesses.

  • Area’s ‘no burn season’ continues through Dec. 15

    Even through the area has had some precipitation, it does not take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    All Owen countians need to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the “no-burn” season goes through Dec. 15.
    During that time, people must not burn anything within 150 feet of a woodland, and must not burn anything between the hours of 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

  • Court looks at current ambulance contract

    After years without being seen by the Owen County Fiscal Court, an ambulance-service contract was reviewed and re-approved during the court’s Oct. 11 meeting.
    The contract is between the court and New Horizons Health Systems.
    “The contract with New Horizons has been in effect for years,” Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said. “The court just hadn’t seen it in a long time, and we felt it was necessary to update it.”

  • 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.