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  • Judge-exec. won’t seek another term

    Although the 2014 primary election is still months away, Owen countians can already expect some major changes beginning in 2015.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith has formally announced today that she will not seek re-election for a second full term in the office she has held since being appointed in early 2009.
    Keith was appointed to the office by Gov. Steve Beshear following the resignation of former county judge-executive Billy O’Banion in February of 2009.

  • Owen students to honor sacrifices on Veterans Day

    Local men and women who sacrificed to serve the nation will see no lack of activities honoring them this Veterans Day.
    Owen County High School will join with the Maurice Bowling Middle School this year to honor veterans Monday, as well as programs at both the Owen County Upper and Lower Elementary School buildings.
    OCHS senior Hannah Strohmeier, who is in charge of this year’s joint program with MBMS, said combining the two schools’ activities would better serve veterans who may have a hard time deciding which program to attend.

  • Owen librarian will learn about space at Kennedy

    Owen County Library Director Jennifer Nippert was one of six public librarians recently accepted into the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Explore! space training program.
    Only 40 applicants were accepted from across the United States and librarians will collaborate with educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Explore! team to learn hands-on science activities designed for engaging families and children ages 8-13.

  • Avoid problems by winterizing your home, Owen official says

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, would like to remind residents to take the time now to get your home ready for the winter season by following these tips:
    • Have your heating system checked by a professional annually.  This will ensure that your system is working safely and efficiently which, in turn, will save you money.  If you heat by wood, clean your fireplace or stove.
    • Have your chimney flue checked for any buildup of creosote and then cleaned to lessen the risk of fire.

  • Young leaders

    Owen County Elementary School is proud to announce the creation of an upper elementary student council. Student members were nominated by their teachers and selected by a panel of district employees.

  • Extension Service News: Celebrate the holidays with a safe party buffet

    A great way to celebrate the holidays is to invite family and friends to a special party buffet.  Keep your holiday guests safe from foodborne illness by following these buffet safety tips:
    • Always wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food.  Clean kitchen surfaces, dishes, and utensils with hot, soapy water.  Use clean plates to serve cooked food - never the ones that held the raw meat or poultry.

  • Owen County Senior Center activities for Nov. 6-12, 2013

    The Owen County Senior Center provides activities only. The center is not medically staffed. Seniors who attend must be self reliant. Hot meals are served daily at 12 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your hot cooked meal. All seniors are welcome to attend.
    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., games/cornhole tourney.
    Nov. 7: 8:30 a.m., Christmas shopping and eating; 1 p.m., cards.
    Nov. 8: 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., Gentiva Bingo.
    Nov. 11: 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., cards/Thanksgiving craft.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll - Nov. 6, 2013

    12th-grade super honor roll: Jarrod Ball, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Hatchett, Dakota Humphries, Kasey Hunter, Kayla Miles, Morgan Neace, Shelby Power, Richard Swigert and Sarah Wotier.

  • Extension service news: Don’t forget that everyone needs ‘me’ time

    You spend a lifetime making time for others - parenting, caregiving, volunteering, working – but how often do you take a personal timeout?  To keep a healthy body, mind, and spirit, try to do something for yourself each day for at least 10 minutes.  The following tips can help you take time for yourself.
    • Get to know you.  What makes you, you?  To help you answer this question, think about the things you believe in, the values that guide your life and the passions that motivate you.

  • Owen County seniors hold monthly meeting

    On Oct. 23 the Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by president Sharon Miskell.
    Chaplin Marlene Mason led the pledge to the flag.
    Roll call was given by secretary Ethel Hammond with 12 members present.
    In old business, there was a discussion on money that was made at Sweet Owen Day.
    The group also talked about the trip to the Robinson show that was enjoyed by everyone.
    In new business, the election of officers who will take office in November was discussed.