Local News

  • PHI Air Medical launches support for Alcohol Awareness Month

    PHI Air Medical recently announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for alcohol awareness throughout the month of April, the month designated to bring information to the public on alcohol-related issues.

  • Kindles change education at Owen County schools

    By Karen Watson
    Owen County Primary
    Our building has been granted two Kindles per grade level. In our building, we are currently using them in the collaborative and resource setting. The Kindles have enhanced our teaching in centers within the collaborative setting.

  • Another round for Satterwhite

    Charlie Satterwhite loved golf. He also loved the University of Kentucky, especially the basketball team.
    When organizers decided to move up the start time of the 13th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble to accommodate the start of UK’s Final Four game with the University of Louisville, it only seemed fitting.
    Before the shotgun start, Satterwhite’s daughter Sara told participants that her dad would be on the course in spirit.

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • Cat Crazy

    Bee Spicer has seen a lot of changes in the University of Kentucky basketball program over the years and once attended a UK game at the Memorial Coliseum, but even Spicer said she has never seen a team like the 2012 NCAA national champions.
    Spicer said she has followed the Cats since the 1950s and once ran into (former UK player) Cotton Nash at a game, but nothing could compare to this year’s lineup.

  • Georgia educator to lead Owen County High

    When the doors of Owen County High School open for the 2012-13 school year students will be under new leadership.
    Duane Kline, who currently serves as director of operations for the Butts County School District in Georgia, was awarded the position out of a total of 12 applicants.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Kline had served as principal of Jackson High School in Jackson, Ga. for 10 years before taking on an administrative role within the district.

  • Science Fair expands to a two-day event

    The Science Fair was held two days this year. On Feb. 28, 133 students in fifth and sixth grades set up projects in the multi-purpose room in the Maurice Bowling Middle School.  Every project followed the scientific method and was judged individually.
    Special thanks to Tim Marcum, Jennifer Moore and Carol Wooten for their support.

  • John Guill Chapter of DAR explores Kentucky history

    By Peggy Trinkle
    John Guill Chapter, NSDAR
    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held its March meeting at the Owen County Library March 7 with guests from the Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, NSDAR of Frankfort.  
    Our guest speaker Bonnie Strassell of Poplar Grove, a storyteller who has portrayed many women in history, brought to life Rebecca Boone, an American pioneer and wife of Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman who led many hunters and settlers into Kentucky.

  • MBMS Honor Roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll for third nine weeks

    All “A” fifth grade
    Esmeralda Aldama, Robert Caldwell, Grace Chilton, Adam Dunavent, Grace Engelman, Hailee Gordon, Katie Hensley, Audrey Lewis, Noah Malcomb, Lisa Messer, Kaitlyn Parker, Jared Prather, Lexie Robinson, Baleigh Young,
    A/B Honor Roll

  • Ministry finds a new home

    Meeting the Needs Ministry has moved
    The office is now located at the El Bethel Christian Church parsonage at 3365 Georgetown Road.  
    The hours of operation are the same: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m.