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Meet-and-greet with Johnson
Pro-Israel voters for Bill Johnson will host a meet-and-greet with Kentucky Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Smith House. Admission is free and open to the public.

Preschool or Head Start screenings available
Early childhood screenings for Preschool and Head Start are being scheduled for 3- and 4-year-old children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For an appointment or information, please call Amy Chappell at (502) 484-4001. If school is cancelled, the appointment is cancelled.

KSP safety checkpoints will be Aug. 8-22
The Kentucky State Police will conduct checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during Aug. 8-22.

Ky. author tells about his thriller Thursday
Kentucky author Will Lavender will talk about and sign copies of his new book, “Dominance.” Books can be purchased directly from the author for $25. Come meet one of Kentucky’s finest thriller authors at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library.

Cammack family reunites Sunday
The annual Cammack reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday  at the Owen County Extension Building on Ellis Highway in Owenton.  All family and friends are invited.
If you have questions, call Jimmy Cammack (502) 484-3858 or Bev Hearn (859) 824-6687.

73rd annual Stafford reunion is Sunday
The Stafford family reunion will begin at noon Sunday at the Owen County Park under the pavilion. Lunch will be served closer to 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish to share. Drinks will be provided.
For more information, please contact Kitty Stafford Cammack at 484-1136 or 514-5169.

Project Graduation to meet Monday
The next Project Graduation meeting for the class of 2012 will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the high school. All senior parents are invited.

Soil conservation board meets Monday
Owen County Soil Conservation District Board meets at 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month.

Local author reads to children Tuesday
Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us during our special story time as native Owen countian Sharon Perkins reads her new children’s book, “Be Happy With Who You Are,” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the public library.    

‘Up, Up, and Away’ is Tuesday
(Moved to the extension building)
Travel “Up, Up, and Away” with the Owen County Public Library.
This spellbinding special event illustrates the principles of air pressure.
Mad Scientists make a hot air balloon out of a dry-cleaning bag and levitate a playground ball. Watch a vortex generator at work, ride a hovercraft, and see how pressure can be used to create cinematic special effects. It’s all possible at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Call the library at 484-3450 to register now.

Health board meets Tuesday
Owen County Board of Health will meet at noon Tuesday in the conference room at the Three Rivers District Health Department’s District Office at 510 S. Main, Owenton.

Internet II is offered Aug. 29 at the library
Learn about search engines, like Google and Yahoo; get some pointers on keyword searching; and much more  at 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at the public library.
For more info, call 484-3450.

County clerk’s office to close Sept. 3/5
The Owen County Clerk’s Office will be closed Sept. 3 and Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Clifton family reunion is Sept. 4
The annual will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Owen County Extension building. A potluck meal will be served at 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited.

Class of 1976 to reunite Sept. 10
The Owen County High School Class of 1976 will be holding its reunion Sept. 10 from 6 until 10 p.m. at the Elk Creek Winery. For more information, call Todd Marston at 484-5508.

Sweet Owen Day slated for Sept. 17
Sweet Owen Day will feature a number of vendors, activities, and entertainment. It starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in downtown Owenton.
Little Miss and Master forms and Talent Show forms are available at the Owen County Judge-executive’s Office. For more info, call (502) 484-3405.

Sweet Owen Day 5K Run/Walk is Sept. 17
The Sweet Owen Day 5K Fun Run/Walk starts at the Courthouse at 8:30 a.m.
Entry Fee is $15 per person; $60 per five-member Corporate Team
Awards go to Champion Male and Female runners; first three in each male and female age division; and top five walkers. Look for more information in next week’s paper.

OCHS class of 2001 reunites Sept. 30
The high school class of 2001 will have a reunion Sept. 30 at Elk Creek Vineyards. Tickets are $25 if received before Sept. 16.
For details, please contact Samantha Miller Prigden at smiller@lgpllc.com

Owen County alumni party set for Nov. 19
An Owen County alumni party will be held Nov. 19 at Belterra. The cost is $50 per person and includes dinner, dessert and drinks. Please contact Crystal Bryant if you are interested in attending — (502) 498-6475.  All former students and past or present teachers or administration of the Owen County School System are invited.