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  • Three Rivers announces news rules for WIC

    Effective April 1, the guidelines for determining income eligibility for the food supplement program, commonly known as WIC, were increased. The increase will make more families eligible for services.
    WIC provides:
    • Nutrition education and limited health screenings
    • Breast-feeding promotion and education
    • Monthly vouchers for nutritious food
    • Referrals to other needed health care services
    Services are provided for:
    • Pregnant women
    • Breast-feeding women

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

    2011 DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the sign-up deadline is June 1. This is a mandatory deadline for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications. Signatures of all producers receiving a share in DCP payments are required by the June 1 deadline.

    2011 crop reporting

  • Middle School honor roll

    Third Nine Weeks
    Sixth-Grade
    Super Honor Roll

    Hailey Chappell, Skye DeCandia, Molly Gamble, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Marlee Lathrem, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Chris Snawder, Josh Spaulding, Ashley Willis, Morgan Woodyard

    Regular Honor Roll

  • Owen emergency official urges preparedness

    Rick Morgan, Owen County EM director,  reminds Owen County residents that Kentucky is declaring March 2011 as Severe Storms Awareness Month, urging all Kentuckians to be prepared for severe weather.  
    If the lights go out, are you prepared?  That is a simple but necessary question that we must all ask ourselves.  
    In the event of a power outage, something as simple as having a flashlight, radio and extra batteries available can make you and your family more comfortable.   

  • Community Events

    GED practice test available at no charge

    The Adult Learning Center is offering the official practice test for the GED free through the month of March. If interested, call 484-0405 for an appointment.

  • If you rent spaces, contact local health department

    Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind anyone planning to rent campsites or open a campground in coordination with any event including, but not limited to, the upcoming Sprint Cup NASCAR race in Sparta this July, must contact the local health department for proper guidelines and permitting.  
    A permit is required to operate any campground used to rent spaces for two or more motorhomes, RVs, and all camping units as per 902 KAR 15020.  

  • Community Events

    Adult softball registration is open
    Owen County Parks & Recreation is holding adult softball registration for the upcoming season. Leagues offered will be Church Co-ed, Open Co-ed, and Men’s Open. Co-ed leagues will be on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday and, Men’s Open on Friday. Fee for Church Co-ed is $250, Open leagues are $350. Leagues will start May 2. For information or to register, call 484-3225.

  • For great family meals, think five

    The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days. The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.
    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, some of the benefits are better school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns.

  • Marston celebrates 91st birthday

    Chester Marston celebrated his 91st birthday Jan. 16, 2011, with lunch at the home of his granddaughter, Abby, and her husband, John Gray, of Georgetown.

  • Community Events

    Auto registration is mandatory
    The Owen County Clerk’s Office requires proof of registration for all transactions. If you don’t have it, a $3-fee will be charged for registration.

    First Christian helping to give away food