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  • Owen Electric urges Halloween safety

    With Halloween just weeks away, officials at Owen Electric Cooperative are encouraging parents and grandparents to protect their children and grandchildren by taking these steps:
    • Make sure costumes are flame resistant.
    • Instead of buying masks, which can block vision, use makeup.
    • Attach reflective tape to costumes and bags.
    • If you set out pumpkins with candles inside, place them where kids’ costumes can’t accidentally catch on fire.
    • Remove tripping hazards from your sidewalk and porch.

  • PHI Air Medical to help raise breast cancer awareness

    PHI Air Medical announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for breast cancer in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The campaign includes a several unique giveaway items and information pieces that are designed to educate and promote the facts surrounding breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths for women ages 20-59.
    While breast cancer programs are designed to raise awareness, still, too few across the country truly know the facts regarding breast cancer, which can be startling:

  • Kentucky Historical Society to host family history workshop

    The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Topics include FamilySearch.org and other digital resources.

  • Model citizens

    Owen County Elementary School recently announced the September Citizens of the Month for the third and fourth grades.

  • Two dead following early Tuesday morning crash

    Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in an overnight crash that killed two Owen County men and seriously injured another man Tuesday.
    According to a press release, Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single-vehicle crash at 1:59 a.m. Tuesday.
    Preliminary investigation shows the car, driven by 26-year-old Michael Grubb of Georgetown, was traveling south on Highway 35 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and rolled several times.
    Grubb was flown by Air Methods, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.

  • Retired teachers to be recognized

    Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association President Dr. James H. Frank recently proclaimed Oct. 15-21 is Retired Teachers’ Week.

  • Homecoming 2012

    The annual Owen County High School Football Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally was held Friday at the steps of the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Owen County girls golf team capture sixth-region tournament title

    For the past nine years, the Notre Dame Pandas have owned the Sixth Region Golf Tournament.
    On Sept. 25  in Kenton County, the Owen County Lady Rebels took possession of the trophy.
    The Lady Rebels had to wait out a few anxious moments in the clubhouse before learning they were had won the title.

  • Robots take over 4-H Science Day

    Hoping to turn 4-Hers into future scientists, the Owen County Extension Office will host an Eco-Bot Challenge Oct. 10.
    The event will take place as part of the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day. The experiment will introduce youth to robotic engineering concepts as they program an autonomous robot to clean up a simulated environment spill.
    Owen County’s Cooperative Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development Staci Thrasher said in the past the focus has been on hyrdo-fuels and last year’s project centered around wind and energy.

  • Local and presidential races will dominate Nov. ballot

    The upcoming presidential election is sure to take center stage on the ballot next month, but Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said the federal election is likely to bring more voters to the polls to vote in local elections.
    Election Day is Nov. 6 and Kincaid said her office and the Owen County Board of Elections stays busy throughout the month of October preparing for the big day.