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  • Crash claims life of Owen woman

    An Owen County woman has died following a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 127 Friday.
    According to a statement from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, troopers are investigating the death of Beverly Minch, 65.
    Police said for reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle driven by Minch crossed the center-line near the 2900 block of U.S. 127 and collied with a passing tractor-trailer.
    Minch was pronounced dead at the scene by the Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett at 5:17 p.m.

  • Dream season ends

    The magical season that was 2011 is over.
    Holy Cross High School scored on the first play of the game Friday night and never looked back as they defeated Owen County 45-0.
    The loss ended the season for the Rebels at 11-1.
    While the defeat was hard to take for his staff and players, Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler tried to put everything into perspective following the game.
    “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had coaching,” Fowler said.

  • OCPS turns red, white and blue to honor veterans

    By Payton Gordon
    First-grade student
    And Mindy Green
    Technology Coordinator
    In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Owen County Primary students invited family members that served in different branches of the armed services to a ceremony to honor their commitment and service to our country.  
    The event was held Nov. 10, 2011.
    Students and teachers dressed in patriotic colors, red, white, and blue.

  • Community Events

    Circuit clerk’s office will close for holidays
    The office of the Owen Circuit Clerk will be closed on the following days: Nov. 24, 25 and 26; Dec. 23, 26, 30 and 31; and Jan. 2 and 16.

    Christmas shoeboxes due next week
    Collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes is week of Nov. 14-20. Drop off at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church: Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-noon; Wed., 1-4 p.m.; Thur.-Fri., 5:30-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. 1-7 p.m. Call (502) 750-1488 or 484-5204 with any questions.

  • OCHS carnival to be held Saturday night

    FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and TSA are hosting the first annual OCHS Carnival Saturday  from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of games with great prizes, inflatables, a silent auction, craft vendors, cake walk, corn-hole competition, concessions  and much much more.
    Project Graduation is also hosting a movie in the auditorium.  Cars II, will be shown before the carnival at 3:30 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be shown after the carnival. Snacks will be available for purchase.

  • 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.