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  • Spark from controlled burn ignites hay shed
  • Spring break could be used for make up days

    The Owen County School Board approved a vote to change the order in which additional makeup days for school closings would be used at its Feb. 16 meeting.

    Charlotte Elkins, director of pupil personnel, presented the current calendar along with possible options to the board.

    As of press time Tuesday morning, the last day of school for Owen County students is May 26.

  • Family raises physically active son with heart defect

    Michael and Tabatha Lawrence are raising their four children in Glencoe. After having two sons they welcomed a third into the world and discovered soon after he had a heart defect.

    When Mason Lawrence, who is now 11 years old, was only 10 days old, doctors were checking his upper-respiratory system and discovered a problem, his mother Tabatha said.

    “It (was) a murmur and that’s what sent us to the cardiologist,” she said.

  • Crash kills Owen resident in Scott County

    A Corinth woman was killed in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 75 in Scott County Sunday morning.

    Bridgette Anne Smith, 27, was traveling southbound near mile marker 133 on Interstate 75, when her vehicle ran off the left shoulder and struck a tree, according to Captain Jearl Porter of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

    At the time of the accident, Porter said the roadway was wet and there was sporadic light snow, but it was unclear at the time if the conditions were a factor in the accident.

    Smith was wearing a seatbelt.

  • Fiscal court considers contract with Three Rivers, hires new EMS employees

    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently gave approval to Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis to sign a contract with Three Rivers Health Department.

    Although still in negotiations, the health department would agree to perform services such as administering Hepatitis A and B, flu shots and other services agreed upon under the contract.

    Ellis said it is the county’s responsibility to offer testing and vaccination services to high-risk employees.

  • Owen County's own 'Mr. Basketball'

    The Runnin’ Rebels have enjoyed a lot of success on the court this year and one of those keys to success is 6-foot-7 senior Carson Williams.

    Williams, a candidate for Kentucky’s prestigious Mr. Basketball award, has been the cornerstone of Owen County’s basketball program for the past four years, head coach Devin Duvall said.

  • Clifton family works hard to maintain normal lifestyle while raising 2 children with heart defects

    An estimated 40,000 children born in the United States each year have congenital heart defects (CHD’s), according to the American Heart Association. A family in Carrollton is raising not one, but two children with CHD’s.

  • American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer game hosted by Lady Rebels
  • Search and rescue seeks funding from city council

    The Owenton City Council heard a request for additional funding to the Owen County Search and Rescue at its meeting last Tuesday.

    Greg Estes, now chief of Owen County Search and Rescue, addressed the council after the fiscal court allocated less money to the search and rescue program in its 2015-2016 budget than in previous years.

    “The county used to give us $8,800,” Estes said. “They actually started giving rescue money back in ’94. And it kind of got up and went down.

  • Republican caucus coming to Ky. March 5

    The race for the White House is heating up following the Feb. 2 Iowa Caucus, and in a few short weeks Kentucky will take the national spotlight in its first Republican Caucus.

    Only registered Republican voters, registered by Dec. 31, 2015, may participate in the caucus, to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 5.

    For most counties, there will be only one polling location. Owen County’s location will be the Lighthouse Church, located at 5405 U.S. 127.