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  • Owen to take part in earthquake drill

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan would like to remind residents that in the month of February, hundreds of communities throughout a nine-state region will participate in a region-wide earthquake drill during the third-annual “Great Central U.S. Shake Out.”
    At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the event of an earthquake, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

  • Students go from crayons to college

    On Jan. 29, Owen County Primary School held its first annual “Crayons to College” assembly to promote college readiness.
    Letters were sent to colleges all over the United States to explain the goal of promoting college readiness at a young age and to ask for donations of hats, shirts, pencils, and other items to get the kids excited for learning about their school.
    Each class will represent a college and will learn facts about their college for the remainder of the year

  • Kentucky American Water offers grant funds for ‘green’ projects

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for green project funding through its annual environmental grant program.
    The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are limited to supporting projects in the company’s service area.

  • Kentucky American Water offers grant funds for ‘green’ projects

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for green project funding through its annual environmental grant program.
    The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are limited to supporting projects in the company’s service area.

  • Plans announced for next Satterwhite charity golf scramble

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Center and the Trust for Life program invites the public to take part in the 14th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble.
    The event will be held at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley on April 6 with a shotgun start at noon.
    The cost is $65 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, food and entertainment following the tournament.
    Participants can pick their own four-person team. A USGA handicap or average score will be required.
    The alternative date for bad weather will be April 13.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Indoor activities to teach math skills

    During the cold winter months, it is harder to find activities to do with younger children. It seems all too easy to allow a child to spend more time on the computer or in front of the television. However, these activities can get in the way of time together as a family and can even impede development of important kindergarten readiness skills. What are some ideas that families can do instead to help young children learn math skills?

  • Community Events

    Weather spotters class
    Owen County will have a weather spotters class tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m. at the Owenton and Owen County Volunteer Fire House at 404 South Main Street. 
    All Owen County residents are welcome to attend this class.  It will teach the basic information on weather.

  • Argument ends badly for shed

    Two Owen County residents face alcohol-related charges after the truck they were in crashed into a garage on Greenup Road Jan. 23.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, William Chandler, 26, and Sharon Herzner, 27, were arguing when Chandler lost control of the truck he was driving.
    At around 3:07 p.m. Jan. 23, the vehicle plunged down a steep hill at 1100 Greenup Road and into the corner of a garage owned by Lloyd Wagers.

  • Strong in his heart

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer

    With a top of the line artificial heart valve, Larry Ayres continues to work on his apple orchid just as easily as someone who had never had a heart condition.
    Ayres owes much of that to organizations like God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., which offers support to people born with heart defects and raises awareness in the public about what can be done to make life better for patients and their families.

  • Academic team takes top honors in district competition

    The Owen County High School Academic Team took home top honors at the 31st District Championship held Saturday at Walton-Verona.
    According to advisor Mark McMillen, the team defeated squads from Gallatin County, Walton-Verona,  Williamstown, and Grant County high schools
    The Owen County team won the following awards:
    • The FPS team of Miranda Mason, Nicki Jacobs, Samantha Tamplin and Catie McClain who took first place.
    • Makenzie Davis took second overall in composition.