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Wood carvers to be at library
The River Valley Wood Carvers will be at the Owen County Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Owen County Public Library.
Watch wood carving and burning demonstrations and then try it yourself.
Call the library at (502) 484-3450 to register for this free program.

Judge-executive to host cookout
The Owen County Judge-executive’s office will be hosting a cookout at the farmers market located behind the Kentucky Farm Bureau office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday.
Proceeds will benefit the Owen County Relay for Life.

Maximize your potential and get GED
Now is the time to complete your GED. If you are ready to take the challenge, come to the adult learning center to take the official practice test.
If you pass the OPT, you will be registered to take the June 12 test in Owen County at no charge.
The OPT will be held May 14 from 11a .m. to 3 p.m. at the Owen County Courthouse or from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library; May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at the courthouse or May 23 from  4 until 8 p.m, a the library.

Kids can hear about worms
The Owen County Public Library will host “Worms, Dirt and Rotten Leaves” May 16 at 6 p.m.
Join Storyteller Bonnie Strassell and take a trip to visit the earthworm.  Hear the story of the daily life of Wanda the Worm and discover how she escapes the fisherman’s hook.  Take a turn handling them and learn why they are so important.  Learn worm songs and make an earthworm craft.

Scouts to hold yard sale
The Owen County Scouts will hold a yard sale May 17-19, starting  at 10 a.m., in the old Owen County Elementary School parking lot.
The event will be a fundraiser for local scout troops.

Owen board of elections to meet
The Owen County Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m., May 20, in the Owen County Clerk’s Office.

Make a video game at library
The public can make a video game May 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library.
Ever wondered what it’s like to make a computer game? Teens in grades 6-12, come learn the basics of game design and make your own mini-game! Choose between a shooter, puzzle, or platforming game to customize yourself.

Freestore to distribute food
The FreeStore Mobile Food Pantry will be at the First Christian parking lot on May 18  from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Owen County residents with a need for the free food should call 484-3451 or  750-0706 on May 13 or May 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  to reserve one of the 200 food vouchers.

Greenhouse is now open
The Owen County High School greenhouse will be open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Library to host babies and tots program
The babies and tots program at the Owen County Public Library will be held Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
There will be interactive storytime featuring books, songs, and fingerplays.  This program is designed for babies and toddlers with their caregivers.  
Call the library at (502) 484-3450 to register.
The last program will be May 20.

Register now for 4-H camp
Sign up today for 4-H Camp. Any child 9-14 years of age may attend as a camper. Those 15-18 years of age may attend as a junior counselor.
The cost for camp is $180 and scholarships may be available. The registration deadline has been extended to June 14, but registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Call the extension office at 502-484-5703 for more details and to register.

Visoneers to share “Living the Dream”
The Owen County Visioneers invites the public to the group’s  “Living the Dream” event May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Owen County Extension Office.
Displays and exhibits will showcase the Owen County Vision Plan accomplishments and highlight future plans.
The public is invited to this informal time of sharing ideas and working together for a better future.
Light refreshments provided by the Owen County Homemakers.

Library to host Thursday Night Noir
Library to host Thursday Night Noir book club May 2 at 6 p.m.
Join the library for a new evening book club and discuss mystery, horror, and fantasy titles. The book this month will be Frankenstein-Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz.
Pick up a copy at the front desk to discuss in May.

4-H gardening group to meet
A 4-H gardening meeting will be held May 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Owen County Extension Office for youth ages 9-19.
We will be learning how to plant and grow tomatoes and flowers. Each 4-H’er will get to take home their potted plants. Supplies will be provided. Registration is limited, Call the extension office to sign up at 502-484-5703.