Today's News

  • A special bond

    Paula Bond begged the doctors for a chance to save her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson.
    She pleaded with them to just to take a test that might spare her countless hours of dialysis and ultimately save her life.
    On April 5, Carolann Mitchuson entered the Frankfort Medical Center with organ shutdown.
    Bond said her daughter was diagnosed with postpartum pre-eclapsia.
    “(The doctors) thought it was related to the baby,” Bond said.
    But Mitchuson wasn’t responding to the treatments and doctors transported Mitchuson to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Moving ahead in education

    The Owen County School District has something to celebrate after making “adequate yearly progress” under the No Child Left Behind Act for the second year in a row.
    The district was one of only 22 of the 174 districts in the state to make AYP, which is calculated by the results of the Kentucky Core Content Test.
    According to the results recently released by the Kentucky Department of Education, the district saw gains at every school level, with significant achievements at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Bed bugs found at Owen County schools

    Since Sept. 22, several bed bugs have been found in Owen County schools, but Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said there’s no need for panic.
    Owen County Elementary School was the first to send a letter home with students after two bed bugs were found in the school. On Oct. 3, Raleigh said three were found in one classroom around the same desk at Owen County High School, and one was found in the office of the Owen County Primary School.
    Raleigh said none have been found at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Some residents could get shock from city

    Some unsuspecting taxpayers could soon receive a notice from the City of Owenton following a survey of the city limits.
    During its Oct. 4 meeting, the Owenton City Council amended its 2011-12 budget to include $20,000 for surveyor costs.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said that after the surveys were completed, the city found that one business and several homes on Hwy. 22, Cull Road and Elmer Davis Lake Road are within city limits.

  • Tim and Sue Covington

    The family of Tim and Sue Covington of Williamstown wish to invite you to an open house to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their parents’ marriage. It will be held  between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 2011, at the Grant County Farm Bureau Community Room on Helton Heights in Williamstown. Invitations have been sent only to out-of-town friends and relatives.

  • Weekend Gardener By Jeneen Wiche: Chinese chestnuts ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts. Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees. As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.

  • Youth Soccer League Results 10-05-11

    Under 8 • Saturday, Sept. 24
    HotShots – 5 vs. Frogs – 0
    The HotShots dominated the game offensively from the opening whistle, but the Frogs’ defense, led by goalie Brooke Ogden, held them to just 1 goal in the first half, scored by Destiny Goodrich. While Frogs’ goalie, Kristin Heard, made several saves in the second half, the HotShots scored 4 more goals. Lilly Chappell added 2 to her season total, while Conner Eades scored his first and second goals of the season. Goodrich earned assists on both of Eades’ goals.

  • Church News for Oct. 5, 2011

    Cedar Hill Baptist

  • Sports notes: Oct. 5, 2011

    Boys Soccer

  • Rebel Youth Football Results

    The following are results from recent action in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League:

    Midget Division
    Grant Co. Gold 24, Owen County 13
    The young Rebels jumped on top in this contest with a touchdown run by Bailey Carrier and conversion by Cameron Bond to lead 7-0.
    However, the Braves Gold scored 24 unanswered points to surge ahead, 24-7. Eli Rice added a touchdown in the last minute for the Rebels.

    Owen County 20, Pendleton Co. 19