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  • In season: Christien Meece

    Christien Meece, 14, of Walton, shot this 10-point buck with a .44 magnum rifle on Oct. 11 on his own during the youth hunt at his Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dave Risch’s farm on Hwy 227 in Owenton. He hunted this year with his dad R.j. Teipel, This was his first hunt and was his first kill.

  • Safety lesson

    Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Firemen J.O. Powers and Jude Canchola and retired fireman Richard Hampton visited Storytime With Ms. Susan at the Owen County Public Library Oct. 9. Those in attendance were taught how to stop, drop and roll and what to do in other fire emergencies.

  • School district accommodates transgendered primary student

    A 7-year-old Owen County student, designated male at birth, has always identified herself as female.
    According to WXIX Fox 19 Cincinnati, after seeking advice from GLSEN, a gay, lesbian and straight education network, Nicki Sullivan’s daughter Ella made her identity public last week.
    “She came back Monday as a girl,” Sullivan told WXIX. “New teacher, new wardrobe, new backpack, completely changed. She was introduced as a new student, Ellie Grace.”

  • Tailgating for Troops lands on deck of U.S.S. Yorktown

    When the Owenton-based charity Tailgating for Troops was looking for a venue for its national championship tournament, founder Joe Montgomery knew they wanted to go big.
    After months of planning, phone calls, scouting and negotiations, Montgomery found the perfect spot that not only epitomizes the organization’s dedication to the military but its unique sense of fun - the flight deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown.
    Montgomery said the idea to use the Yorktown for the first-ever Tailgating for Troops championship was sparked by a vacation.

  • Transportation deal hinges on Medicaid number approval

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Medicaid patients in Owen County will have to wait a little longer for transportation from the county’s public transit system.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court discussed the county’s public transit system working with LKLP Community Action County to give Medicaid patients a means of transportation if LKLP is unable to transport them.
    But before the work can begin, the county must qualify for a Medicaid number.

  • Results of Monterey Homecoming Fair kids’ games

    The winners of the 2014 Monterey Homecoming Fair games were:
    Sack race - First place - Karson Devers; Second place - Ava Kyle; Third place - Alex Sherrow
    Three-legged race - first place - Maddi Morgan and Brie Dunavent; Second place - Lilly Chappell and Hillary Kays; third place - Ethan Zeitz and Nadesh Simo.
    Wheelbarrow race: First place - Sydney Riddell and Haley Wainscott; second place - Hayden Smoot and Alex Sherrow; third place - Ethan Zeitz and Nadesh Simo.

  • Seniors can learn new habits at annual health fair

    Owen County senior citizens can gain some insight on nutrition, drug interaction, social services and much more at the second-annual Fall Senior Health Fair Saturday.
    The event, sponsored by Senior First Care Advisors, LLC, The Law Office of Parker Clifton, LLC and Owen County Library, will be held at the library Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Suzanne Piper of Senior First Care Advisors said she is excited about this year’s health fair and expects a strong crowd.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 3, 2014

    Patrick E. Boothe, 1985, rear license not illuminated, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Oct. 17.
    Mary K. Corbin, 1978, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing, continued to Oct. 10.
    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, theft by deception, continued first appearance set for Oct. 17.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Oct. 17.

  • See You At The Pole 2014: Students share time of faith

    See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.
    It started in the Fort Worth, Texas suburb of Burleson in 1990, at the initiative of 10 students praying at several schools in their community.
    Now, 24 years later, the ‘See You At The Pole’ day still demonstrates to schools, parents, and the whole country that prayer is still allowed in public schools, just not the official kind led by school officials or teachers.

  • 4-H News: Owen County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week

    More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.
    Owen County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.
    Owen County 4-H will be highlighting this special week by featuring quotes and stories on Facebook about how 4-H has positively affected the youth in Owen County.