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  • Hoop crowned queen

    During the 2014 Homecoming ceremonies Danielle Hoop was crowned University of the Cumberlands’ 2014 Homecoming Queen. Kasey Malone was named king. Hoop, a biology major with a prephysician emphasis, runs cross country and track for the Patriots. She is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Hoop of Owenton.

  • Local district court judges take part in fall college

    District Court Judges Thomas M. Funk and Elizabeth A. Chandler, who represent Owen, Grant and Carroll counties participated in the 2014 District Judges Fall College that took place Sept. 14-17 in Frankfort. The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges.

  • MBMS volleyball team finishes second in tourney

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Lady Rebels volleyball team finished its season the week of Sept. 22.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Trimble County and picked  up wins for both the seventh and eighth grades.

  • Tween Scene Thursday at library

    Participants at the recent Tween Scene Thursday event “Bluegrass All Stars” reviewed the 2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award books. The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a student-choice program.

  • Got milk? African children do thanks to efforts of Long Ridge Baptist

    When the youth at Long Ridge Baptist Church heard about a Baptist Global Response initiative to provide milk goats to needy families in Third World countries, they got excited.
    Here was an opportunity to be involved in an initiative that would provide a continuing source of milk for nutrition, rather than just meals that would be eaten and gone, said Pastor Roger Alford.

  • Students say thanks: Farmers’ Market visits MBMS

    The Owen County Farmers’ Market visited the Maurice Bowling Middle School Sept. 17. Seventh-grade language arts teacher Rhonda Gayheart said students were allowed to participate in buying from the vendors. On Sept. 18, the seventh-grade language arts classrooms walked to the Owen County Public Library to hear Bob Stewart discuss production and uses of primitive tools. The students were given a choice of writing “Thank You” letters to community agencies.

    By Addison Montague

  • Students say thanks: Students enjoy learning about local entrepreneurs

    The Owen County Farmers’ Market visited the Maurice Bowling Middle School Sept. 17. Seventh-grade language arts teacher Rhonda Gayheart said students were allowed to participate in buying from the vendors. On Sept. 18, the seventh-grade language arts classrooms walked to the Owen County Public Library to hear Bob Stewart discuss production and uses of primitive tools. The students were given a choice of writing “Thank You” letters to community agencies.

    By Alli Gill
    MBMS seventh grader

  • Students say thanks: Learning and sharing at Sweet Owen Day

    The Owen County Farmers’ Market visited the Maurice Bowling Middle School Sept. 17. Seventh-grade language arts teacher Rhonda Gayheart said students were allowed to participate in buying from the vendors. On Sept. 18, the seventh-grade language arts classrooms walked to the Owen County Public Library to hear Bob Stewart discuss production and uses of primitive tools. The students were given a choice of writing “Thank You” letters to community agencies.

  • A rockin’ Rebel rally

    This year’s Owen County High School Football Homecoming ceremonies kicked off Friday afternoon with a parade and pep rally in downtown Owenton.

  • Owen County officers get BACKUPPS

    With a new agreement in place, Owen County law enforcement officers will have plenty of backups if needed in an emergency.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently approved a resolution that will allow officers from several counties in the region to use their authority in Owen County.