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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A survivor’s tale

    Mother, school librarian, wedding planner and Relay for Life committee member – nothing could stop Denise Perkins during her battle with breast cancer.
    In October of 2007, Perkins found a lump in one of her breasts. In January of 2008, she was officially diagnosed with breast cancer.
    Although frightened at first, Perkins thought she discovered the cancer early because she always made sure to check for lumps.

  • New middle-school royalty

  • Osborne selected for leadership program

    Danny Osborne, principal of Owen County High School, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who will receive executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.
    Osborne’s participation in the Leadership Institute for School Principals pilot program is sponsored by a generous contribution from North American Stainless.

  • Ready to make some music