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  • 4-H News: Time to apply for membership in the 4-H Performing Arts Troupe

    4-H’ers in grades 10 through 12 and have a fine-arts talent or appreciation may want to apply to be a performer or technical staff member of the 2014-2015 Kentucky 4-H Performing Arts Troupe. Applications are now available at county offices of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    The troupe began in 2012 as an offshoot of the popular talent show track at the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.

  • In his footsteps: Owen family helps mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Frankfort

    Although it was a re-enactment of a moment in history, as he walked in the gathered crowd, Owen County’s Kalem Juett said he felt like he and his family might be making their own piece of personal history.
    On March 5, Juett and his family, along with thousands of others, took part in a retracing of steps civic rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took around the streets of Frankfort.
    “It was good to participate in an event that represented history,” Juett said.

  • Owen grand jury hands down three indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down three indictments March 4.
    • Jacob Sharp, on the charges of second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property, firearms.
    According to the indictment on the charge of second-degree burglary he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in the dwelling of Angela Wade; on the charge of receiving stolen property, firearm, he received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely a handgun, Play Station and jewelry of Angela Wade, knowing they had been stolen.

  • FBI arrests former Franklin deputy sheriff in Owen

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Week will be held March 22-29

    Residents may bring unwanted items to the transfer station free of charge with the exception of household garbage, demolition debris and a limit of four passenger tires.
    The Roadside Litter program will begin at this time.
    For more information call 502-484-2427 or email gsmoot@owencoky.com

  • Spring Clean Week in Owen County is March 17-23

    Volunteers will be out in force to spring clean Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 17-23.
    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • Rise in heroin abuse brings officials together for summit

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Landmark News Service
    An unforeseen side-effect of the successful fight against abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication has been a spike in the popularity of heroin — especially in Northern Kentucky.
    That was the message delivered Friday to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by local experts, law enforcement agencies and even one former heroin addict.

  • Owen County Cooperative Extension history: 1939-1946

    Extension service celebrates centennial

    May 8 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, the federal legislation that created the Cooperative Extension Service. President Woodrow Wilson, in signing the act, called it “one of the most significant and far-reaching measures for the education of adults ever adopted by the government.”

  • Science fair winners

    Despite the Winter Vortex, 620 students participated in the annual Kentucky American Science Fairs.
    It was evident that students, teachers and parents put in lots of hard work, long hours and dedication to present such outstanding projects.  It is obvious the importance that Owen County Elementary K-4 and Maurice Bowling Middle School teachers put into teaching science to students.

  • Win Dr. Seuss book set at birthday event

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Owen County Lower Elementary School.
    There will be literacy-based activities provided by the Owen County Preschool, Owen County Head Start, North Key, and the Owen County Public Library.
    Pictures will be taken with Dr. Seuss.
    Information booths with be set up from local community partners including North Key, Head Start, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and the HANDS Program.
    Two deluxe Dr. Seuss book sets will be given away as door prizes, You must be present to win.