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Today's News

  • Weather puts damper on softball schedule

    The toughest opponent on last week’s softball schedule may have been the forecast.

    The Lady Rebels were able to play Williamstown early last week.

    Owen County jumped out on top of the Lady Demons in the top of the first inning. Kenzie Criswell singled and Samantha Toole walked before a double by Courtney Waldrop scored Criswell. A single by Jensen Wainscott then drove in Toole and Waldrop for an early 3-0 lead.

    Owen County would add on another run in the second as Lauren Lowe singled to drive in Brittany Tuggle to make the score 4-0.

  • High School Musical will be Owen’s last strictly senior play

    The 2009 Owen County High School Senior Class will be performing a play production of the smash movie Disney’s “High School Musical.” 

    At the beginning of this school year, Owen County drama teacher and director Lee Ann Gamm wasn’t sure if her senior drama class could pull off such a huge production. 

    One Sunday afternoon, she and 11 of her students drove 10 hours, round trip, to see the play performed in North Canton, Ohio. 

  • Board picks new construction firm

    Members of the Owen County Board of Education met April 28 to choose another construction company for the middle school project, which was delayed when problems arose with Quantum Construction’s bid.

    Members of the board voted to select D.W. Wilburn Inc. for the project. The company is located in Lexington and has completed projects that include the Pulaski County Public Library and Bryan Station High School in Lexington.

  • There should be a penalty for changing sides

    Where do you stand on officeholders who switch parties?

    For me, these people should be forced to sit out a year.

    When a 19-year-old college basketball player decides it would help his career to transfer to another school, there are all sorts of penalties including the possibility of sitting out a year.

    But if a politician decides it will advance (or continue) a career, they are allowed to turn their backs on the voters who put them in office and the party platform they agreed to support.

  • BMS track team shines at Western Hills

    The Bowling Middle School track team was in action April 29. The team took part in the Western Hills Middle School meet in Frankfort.

    In the girls meet, Haley DeCandia finished ninth in the 400-meter dash while Maggie Barnes placed 23rd.

    In the 800-meter run it was Alicia Garvey placing ninth. Garvey also ran well in the 1600-meter as she finished sixth.

    DeCandia ran to a fifth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with Ashley Tyler finishing 11th. The 4x400-meter relay team finished sixth.

  • County begins budget process

    Being new to the judge-executive office has kept Carolyn Keith’s hands full. Her most recent task has been overseeing the 2009-2010 Owen County budget.

    Members of the fiscal court met April 23 for a budget workshop. The main topic discussed was how to get advanced life support (ALS) established in Owen County.

    An ALS ambulance is one that is equipped with all of the supplies needed to care for a severely injured or ill person and has at least one paramedic and one EMT on board. The paramedic on board would have the ability to administer life-saving drugs.

  • Busy week for Lady Rebels softball team

    The Owen County softball team had a couple  of days early last week when the weather played havoc with their schedule. As a result, they got a little rest. They needed it because they finished the week with single games on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before playing three more on Saturday.

  • Floor drops out of courthouse plans

    A slightly shorter version of the new Owen County Courthouse was unveiled Monday.

    Under the new design, the proposed family courtroom will remain but the second floor of the building will be removed.

    The change was necessary after the state’s Court Facilities Standards Committee rejected the three-story design and directed the county to remove  6,500 square feet from the project.

    The state follows guidelines established for courthouses serving similar demographics across the country.

  • Making the cut

    In today’s economy people everywhere are being forced to make cuts. It may be not eating out as much or buying that new outfit. Whatever the cut, it is not always easy.

    On Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Owenton, 17 women showed up to make another kind of cut. For them, it too was a sacrifice. It was well worth it.

    The Mothers of Preschoolers group from the church hosted a hair donation event where people were invited to donate their hair to those who may have lost theirs as a result of Cancer or other diseases.

  • Owen landscaper looks to sow the seeds of success

    When local man Clark Roberts received a degree in landscape design, he was offered a job with a Disney World landscaping team – but nothing could keep him away from Owen County.

    Roberts recently began his own landscaping business, Four Seasons, which specializes in mulching, hedging and also offers year-round maintenance.

    Roberts said his love for landscaping began when he was a teenager, attending Owen County High School.