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Today's News

  • Adopt-a-Highway program highlights Spring Clean Week

    Adopt-a-highway groups are invited to join the Spring Clean Week, which goes through Saturday. Volunteers from across the state are uniting to show support for a cleaner environment. This is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s first scheduled cleanup for 2009. Groups will also be given time during the month of April for cleaning needs.

  • Opening Day 2009

    Monday was Opening Day in Owenton. The Owen County Rebels opened up the season with Harrison County Monday. They also took on Western Hills Tuesday.

    Before the first pitch of the regular season, the Rebels played a final tune-up against Shelby County March 18. The Rockets are ranked No. 1 in the eighth region heading into the season.

    Owen County High School Baseball Coach Kevin Webster said he was looking to gain some respect.

  • Area ‘spring cleaning’ nets drug suspects

    Area law enforcement had their own version of spring cleaning Friday morning, rounding up 17 of 26 individuals indicted recently by a Carroll County grand jury for drug trafficking.

    Eleven individuals from Owen County were indicted on the drug charges; four were from Gallatin County; five were from Henry County; and one was from Frankfort.

  • Relatives square off for softball alumni game

    It is an annual occurrence for the Owen County softball team. It is a sign that spring and the upcoming season are near.

    The Lady Rebels hosted the Owen County Alumni Game March 19 in Owenton. The 2009 team took on the alumni in a game that displays talent from both the present and the past.

    The game was a family affair. Current Lady Rebel Jensen Wainscott played against her sister Tyne Wainscott and Kenzi Criswell played against her sister Katie Criswell Dunn.

    Another family that was well represented was the Hamilton family.

  • Putting the twit in Twitter

    Maybe I’m old or just plain grouchy, but I don’t get Twitter.

    For those of you who may have not caught up with the latest internet fad, Twitter is an Internet-based, social-networking service that allows the user to send short messages to a group of friends. Since the messages can’t be larger than 140 characters, it’s designed to give friends just a little taste of what’s going on in your life.

  • A basketball party in Lexington

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky threw its annual party last week in Lexington.

    Sixteen teams from around the state earned the right to take part in the National City/Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    The tournament tipped off Wednesday afternoon and concluded on Saturday night with the Holmes Bulldogs cutting down the nets after defeating Louisville Central in double overtime in the Championship Game.

  • When it comes to technology, nobody beats Bush

    Owen County teachers have been known to go above and beyond when it comes to giving their students top-notch lessons. Owen County High School business teacher, Kay Bush, is no exception.

    This summer, Bush will be awarded Kentucky Technology Teacher of the Year, presented by the Kentucky Society of Technology Education.

    Bush, who has been teaching in Owen County for 24 years, was nominated by fellow teacher Martha Hamilton.

    Chief Information Officer for Owen County Schools, Naomi Cornette, said Bush’s unique style of teaching led her to the award.

  • County Clerk Corner: How to Save Money

    Tough times require us to think of ways of saving and getting the most out of what we have.

    As you may know, the month of April is when the law requires the delinquent tax bills to be sold at the courthouse steps. The tax sale in Owen County will be held April 29. After the tax sale, all the delinquent tax bills are turned over to the County Clerk’s Office.

    At this time the tax payer will be faced with an increase in the amount due. However, if your tax bill is purchased from the clerk’s office by a third party, the price grows more and more.

  • Getting ready to dance

    I am sure that when most people see that I am writing a column about getting ready to dance they will assume I am referring to March Madness – otherwise known as the “Big Dance.” The tournament is one of my favorite times of the year.

    But I am not writing this about basketball. In fact, I write this column at the expense of my manhood.

    OK, who I am trying to kid? And you can stop giggling.

  • Owen County High School to host open house for parents

    Owen County High School invites students and parents to attend an open house between 5 and 6:30 p.m. March 30.

    Nominations are being taken through March 25 for a parent to serve on the high school’s Site-based Decision-making Council (SBDM). Please stop by the school’s office to fill out a nomination form for a parent-representative to serve on the council.