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  • Planning for the future: Extension service to offer community leadership program

    The Owen County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a new leadership program beginning in late August and running through early December of this year.
    The Owen County Community Leadership Program was created “to increase opportunities for residents of all ages to be involved in planning and working for the future of Owen County and nurture a belief in the possibility of change that is in the best interest of the entire community.”

  • Rotary contest winners

    On March 12, five Owen County High School students participated in the Owenton Rotary Club’s Annual Speech Contest held at the Owen County High School.
    While this was all of these contestants first time public speaking, no one would be able to tell.
    All the contestants demonstrated tremendous speaking skills.
    The contest required each contestant to prepare and memorize a five to 10 minute speech on the topic of ‘Peace Through Service,’ which is also the Rotary Club’s international motto.

  • Two local students graduate from Georgetown

    Two area students have graduated from Georgetown College.
    The May graduates are:
    • Eddie K. Slusher of Corinth, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree.
    • Ciara Paige McDaniel of Worthville, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree.

  • Owenton livestock report June 19, 2013

    June 19, 2013
    This week: 403 • June 5: 511 • Last year: 367
    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers and bulls $1 to $2 lower. Feeder heifers steady to $1 lower. Slaughter cows $2 to $3 lower and bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 400-500 lbs.  $133-142; 500-600 lbs.  $132-138; 600-700 lbs.  $128-138; 700-800 lbs.  $130-135.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #2-#3: 500-600 lbs.  $117-127; 600-700 lbs.  $110-120; 700-800 lbs.  $118-123.

  • Elementary, primary schools merge on paper

    Following an unanimous decision by the Owen County Board of Education, the state will now recognize Owen County Primary and Owen County Elementary Schools as one.
    The two schools will continue to be housed in their respective buildings, but Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said the schools will be recognized by the state as one school, with one principal and one site-based decision-making council.
    Stafford said consolidating the two schools seemed like the logical thing to do.

  • Car Wash Yeah

    Members of the Owen County High School and Maurice Bowling Middle School bands held a free car wash Saturday to help their musical programs. Each car washed was asked for a donation.

  • Elementary, primary schools merge on paper

    Following an unanimous decision by the Owen County Board of Education, the state will now recognize Owen County Primary and Owen County Elementary Schools as one.
    The two schools will continue to be housed in their respective buildings, but Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said the schools will be recognized by the state as one school, with one principal and one site-based decision-making council.
    Stafford said consolidating the two schools seemed like the logical thing to do.

  • Relay proves hope, support isn’t in short supply

    Owen County Relay for Life
    Itron Field
    June 14-15 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    Survivor registration begins at 5 p.m. June 14

  • Board looks to milk property to aid students

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Write
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    The Owen County High School Agricultural Department may be growing.
    The members of the Owen County Board of Education discussed the future of 111 acres of farmland the district owns.
    Owen County School District Director of Maintenance Dan Logan said some members of the high school faculty want to expand the agriculture opportunities.
    “The agriculture department here wants to try to expand and develop an agricultural research farm,” Logan said.

  • Hungry hearts: Feed the Children returns to help local needy families

    Each night, families across America wonder where their next meal will come from, children are sent to bed hungry. And while it may not seem possible, some of those children are likely in our own communities.
    A semi-truck with 24,000 lbs. worth of food and essential items will soon unload here in Owen County, in an effort to help local families in need.
    The Kentucky Speedway Charities will provide a Feed the Children distribution at the Owen County Fairgrounds June 13.
    A Feed the Children semi-truck made a stop at Owen County’s Fan Fair two years ago.