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  • Sewing expo to be held in April

    “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton on April 16 and 17.
    The 2013 Sewing Expo schedule includes registration starting at 10 a.m. April 16m followed by make-it and take-it session of a tissue/change purse ending at noon.
    Tuesday afternoon participants take a half-day class offering a variety of options including quick table runner, easy cushion corners, Serger knit T-shirts, Orion’s Start and more.

  • Community events

    Freestore coming Saturday
    First Christian Church has arranged for the Freestore Mobile Food Pantry to be at the church’s parking lot in Owenton Saturday.
    Volunteers will be giving out 10,000 lbs. of food to Owen County residents between 10 a.m. and noon at First Christian Church.
    It is estimated that this will help 200 Owen County families.
    If you have need for the food, call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 750 -3342 on Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to reserve your voucher for the free food.

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  • True love of growing into a business

    Are you a Kentucky farmer or home gardener who grows your own fruits, vegetables, nuts or herbs and would like to sell you jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods and other home-processed products at local farmers markets?
    If so, the home-based processing and microprocessing program offers a way for you to do just that.

  • Relay For Life to hold team captain meeting

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Owen County invites team captains to the monthly team captain meeting scheduled for Feb, 19 at 7 p. m. at the Owen County Public Library.
    This monthly meeting will last for one hour and will provide the team captains the opportunity to interact with the event committee, share fundraising progress and ask any questions they have concerning the event. The team captains will be updated with any new information regarding the event and will learn where they are on the event progress.

  • Third-annual poetry reading hosted by Owen County Arts Council to be held Friday evening

    Take a break from the winter and stop by the Wild Goose Cafe for its third-annual poetry reading.
    Opening acts from the aspiring young poets of Owen County middle school and  high school. Our featured artists this year include poetry from George  Tisdale and Mark Schaemmler, music from Mandy Holbert and special guest Maureen Moorehead, the appointed State Poet and Laureate for Kentucky.

  • City council won't support net-profit tax, mayor says

    Despite an auditor’s suggestion that the city begin collecting a controversial net-profit tax on local businesses, Owenton Mayor Doug West doubts the move will gain any traction with the Owenton City Council.
    The tax was dropped from the city’s books in early 2011 after some local business owners said they were not aware of the tax.
    The 1-percent levy on net profit from businesses conducted in the city by a resident or a nonresidential business entity was established under former Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier.

  • Boy's attitude lifts parents through difficult days

    Like the saying goes, attitude is everything.
    And it’s Luke Landrum’s attitude that has made the difference for both he and his family while battling Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
    At 6-years-old and awaiting a heart transplant, Luke doesn’t ask many questions. When he begins to feel tired, he knows it’s time to rest and as his father Josh Landrum said, he just goes with the flow.

  • Robot invasion!

    When more than two dozen robots invade Owen County Saturday, they won’t be programmed to shoot ray beams out of their eyes, disintegrate the local population or begin the conquest of Planet Earth.
    All these high-tech servants will be asked to do is place beanbags in goals as part of a tournament sponsored by the Owen County High School Technology Students Association.
    The tournament will feature 25 teams from across Kentucky and Ohio.

  • Hemp plan passes first state hurdle

    One Owen County magistrate feels the sky is the limit for Kentucky if the federal government were to lift a ban on industrial hemp.
    Fourth district magistrate Troy Bramblett attended a Monday meeting of the Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee, where lawmakers unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, which would provide an administrative framework for industrial hemp if legalized by federal government.