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Today's News

  • Hoop turns in historic performance

  • Celebrating the past while looking to the future

    The Owen County High School class of 2013 took its final walk across the stage during Saturday’s graduation, but it won’t be a class that principal Duane Kline will soon forget.
    “This was my first graduating class here in Owen County,” Kline said. “And I don’t know if I could’ve asked for a better one … absolutely exceptional.”

  • Owen countian runs into history books

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer

    Collin Trammel ran his way into the record books with a blistering 200-meter sprint that shattered a state record and won him a first place finish in the Class A Kentucky State Track and Field Championships in Louisville last week.
    “It felt pretty awesome,” the Owen County High School senior said after finishing the 200-meter dash in 21.92 seconds. “It was pretty much my main goal to make a name for Owen County and myself.”

  • Man in need of a ride pleads guilty to stealing cars

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    An Owen County man recently pleaded guilty to stealing two vehicles on two separate occasions.
    In a plea agreement reached in Owen Circuit Court, Thomas Williams, 34, pled guilty to stealing a silver 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck and a maroon 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck.
    According to court documents, the 1997 red pickup was stolen from West Seminary Street in Owenton on March 1. The 2008 silver pickup was stolen from North Madison Street on March 8.

  • State tells city to alter words for annexation

    A first reading by the Owenton City Council amending five ordinances annexing five roads into the city limits was held May 21.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said when the ordinances were taken to be filed at the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office in Frankfort, he was notified that the five ordinances were incorrectly worded.
    “(The ordinances) had to be worded a certain way and they weren’t,” West said.

  • Owen board announces cuts, raises

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    The Owen County Board of Education got straight down to business May 20.
    The board approved a 2013-14 salary schedule which Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford said is an improvement over its current form.
    The new salary schedules, based on 185 school days, offers an increase for certified staff.
    The present salary schedule was frozen in the 2012-13 school year due to budget constraints/

  • Owen Historical Society News: Even a spoon can carry a lot of history

    It seemed to be just another old wooden spoon, yet the tiny cracks that traversed the worn handle added to the spoon’s character and emphasized the wood’s rich hues.
    The wooden spoon had served generations of Owen countians, and despite its age, was poised as if ready to stir a pot of simmering soup or scrape out the last remains of fried potatoes from an iron skillet.
    Wooden spoons were a necessary part of Kentucky frontier life.

  • Prize-winning pets

    On May 18, the Owen County Primary Parent-Teacher-Student Organization held a pet show at the Owen County Park in the exhibit building as a fund raiser and fun, family event. This is the first time such an event has been held.
    There were 22 entries and the following were award winners:

  • Owen captures district

    The drought is over.
    On Friday night in New Castle, the Owen County High School baseball team captured their first 31st District title since 2007.
    The Rebels used a 3-run sixth inning to open up a 5-2 lead and Jarrod Ball shut the door in the seventh to defeat Gallatin County High School in the championship game.
    Owen County reached the championship game by beating Henry County High School 7-2 in the semifinals. It was the team’s first win of the season against the Wildcats after losing twice in New Castle earlier in the year.

  • Owen County High School senior awards 2013

    2013 Departmental Awards:

    AP Biology – Mitchell Griffin
    APES – Kendall McDonald
    Effort and Achievement – Stephanie Stanley
    Spanish II – Ashley Byers
    Visual Art – Austin Collins
    AP Calculus – Samantha Tabor; Mitchell Griffin
    College Career Ready Math – Andrea Wash; Ashley Byers
    Government and Civics – River Riddle
    Accounting and Financial Services – Mariah Derringer
    AP Literature – Ashley Byers
    Advanced Reading – Aly Minch