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  • Florida mission to help Owen Co. needy

    Two day’s worth of events will soon take place at Owen County Fairgrounds. The events are designed to reach out to youth of all ages and to bring the community together as one.
    The “Love Out Loud” events are being sponsored by “Just for Him Ministries,” which has partnered with local churches and businesses to show support and concern for the community.

  • Owen countian to show goat at international livestock expo

    Sawyer Williams of Owenton has an entry in the Boen goat division of the 38th annual North American International Livestock Exposition.
    NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with more than 23,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 5-18, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • Go green and save money this Halloween

    With all the costumes, candy, and decorations, Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can be costly — not only to your pocket book but also to the environment. Think green this Halloween
    These tips will help you treat your pocket book and Earth right on the spooky night.
    Costumes
    • Reuse costumes or design new costumes using clothes and materials you already have.
    • Hold a costume swap party. Trade costumes from previous years with friends and neighbors.

  • 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.