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Today's News

  • 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.

  • An intervention in New Orleans

    It’s no secret that divorce can have a terrible impact on children. Some kids act out, get in trouble with the law or start hanging around the wrong crowd.
    This new crowd may lead to terrible changes in their behavior or world viewpoint.
    This happened to my own daughter Elizabeth.
    After our separation, Elizabeth moved to Louisville to live with her mom. I stayed in the bluegrass area.
    She quickly fell into the wrong crowd and that moment most fathers around here dread happening happened.
    She became a Cardinals fan.

  • 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.

  • Sports Shorts

    Baseball
    • The Owen County High School baseball team continued its solid start to the 2012 season.
    The Rebels picked up two wins last week. The first came March 26 when Owen County doubled up on Trimble County with a 12-6 victory at home. They would follow that up the next day with a 9-2 loss at Walton-Verona.
    The team competed Saturday at the Jim Dougherty Memorial Tournament. The Rebels began the day with a convincing 15-2 win over Dayton before falling 4-1 to Highlands.

  • Owen girls run strong at Walton

    The Owen County High School girls track team spent its Saturday at Walton-Verona taking part in the Light the Night Meet.
    In the 100-meter dash, Emily Allen finished14th and Andi Burford came in 17th. Emily Bibb placed 19th in the 200-meter dash with Ashley Williams placing 22nd.
    Mikala Byers placed 27th in the 800 meter run. Nicole Jacobs and Paula Rivera finished 17th and 19th in the 100 meter hurdles. The two finished 16th and 17th in the 300 meter hurdles.

  • Boys finish fourth over weekend

    The Owen County High School boys track team is off to a good start. The team took part in the Light the Night Meet at Walton-Verona Saturday where they finished fourth.
    In the 100-meter dash, it was Paul Banks finishing second and Cory Cannon 20th.
    Bobby Mingie placed second in the 200-meter dash with Chris Smith in 17th place.
    Will Dempsey and Ben Allen finished 14th and 26th in the 400-meter dash while Cody Gray and Logan Bitler placed 19th and 22nd in the 800-meter run.

  • 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

  • Birth announcement: Joseph Conner Hall

    Joseph Conner Hall, the son of Joe Hall and Stephanie England of Owenton, was born March 9, 2012 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He weighed 5 lbs., 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.