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  • Georgetown announces spring 2014 dean’s list

    Georgetown College has announced the names of two local students who were named to the dean’s list for spring 2014.
    The students are Annabeth Edens of Sparta and Andrew Giles of Owenton.
    Students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA qualified for the honor.

  • Eldridge to attend Air Force Academy

    James Robert Eldridge has received appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    Eldridge, a summa cum laude honors graduate of Leesburg High School, will be a member of The Fighting Falcons Football team for the academy.
    He plans to become a medical doctor specializing in emergency medicine.
    Eldridge is the great-grandson of Tilden and Sue Bennie Gibson.

  • Owen County student attends ASSET Conference at WKU

    The Western Kentucky University Department of Agriculture hosted 27 students at the Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows)Conference June 15-19.
    The five-day conference is designed for students who have completed their junior year of high school and are interested in attending college and studying agriculture.
    Suzanna Cooke of Owenton was one of 27 high school juniors to take part in the Western Kentucky University Department of ASSET Conference.

  • Owen emergency management offers safety ideas for grilling season

    As the summer grilling season goes into full swing, the Owen County Emergency Management has issued a reminder about safety.
    According to the National Fire Prevention Association, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million.
    To make sure your next barbecue doesn’t go up in flames, the Home Safety Council recommends the following safety tips:

  • MBMS honor rolls

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    Honor Roll

    All “A” Honor Roll
    Allison Bourne, Mercedes Bourne, Madison Brown, Cameron Carter, Cheyenne Coppola, Trinity Craig, Meredith David, Madison Duvall, Mary Gamm, Mallory Hardesty, Chandler Hollingsworth, Carsyn Inman, Savannah Kinster, Tori Lykins, Jorden May, Maddigan Walker, Gregory Webster

    A/B Honor Roll

  • One killed in Owen County crash

    A Carroll County woman is dead after a single vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 355 in Owen County. 
    According to a statement from the Kentucky State Police, Samantha Mowery-Griffin, 22, of Worthville, was traveling north on Highway 355 at 3:20 p.m. when the right side of the vehicle she was driving went off the road into a ditch.  The vehicle then struck the edge of a driveway and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field. 

  • Celebrating Mayberry

    The first-ever Owenton Car and Truck Cruise was held Saturday and brought dozens of classic vehicles to the Owen County Courthouse square. The event was organized by Richard Greene.

  • Owen grand jury hands down eight indictments

    The Owen County grand jury met June 10 and handed down the following indictments:
    • Bryan P. Briede, 28, on the charges of second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Lawmakers visit Eden Shale, hear about present and future

    About 100 guests, staff and lawmakers recently attended a meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture held at Owen County’s Eden Shale farm.
    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, who represents Owen County in the Kentucky House of Representatives, said he was happy to discuss the future of agriculture in the commonwealth.
    “Eden Shale is one of the treasures of Owen County and it was a real pleasure to show it off to some of the members of the committee who don’t have a background in farming.”

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