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  • Seniors can learn new habits at annual health fair

    Owen County senior citizens can gain some insight on nutrition, drug interaction, social services and much more at the second-annual Fall Senior Health Fair Saturday.
    The event, sponsored by Senior First Care Advisors, LLC, The Law Office of Parker Clifton, LLC and Owen County Library, will be held at the library Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Suzanne Piper of Senior First Care Advisors said she is excited about this year’s health fair and expects a strong crowd.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 3, 2014

    Patrick E. Boothe, 1985, rear license not illuminated, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Oct. 17.
    Mary K. Corbin, 1978, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing, continued to Oct. 10.
    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, theft by deception, continued first appearance set for Oct. 17.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Oct. 17.

  • See You At The Pole 2014: Students share time of faith

    See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.
    It started in the Fort Worth, Texas suburb of Burleson in 1990, at the initiative of 10 students praying at several schools in their community.
    Now, 24 years later, the ‘See You At The Pole’ day still demonstrates to schools, parents, and the whole country that prayer is still allowed in public schools, just not the official kind led by school officials or teachers.

  • 4-H News: Owen County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week

    More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.
    Owen County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.
    Owen County 4-H will be highlighting this special week by featuring quotes and stories on Facebook about how 4-H has positively affected the youth in Owen County.

  • Hoop crowned queen

    During the 2014 Homecoming ceremonies Danielle Hoop was crowned University of the Cumberlands’ 2014 Homecoming Queen. Kasey Malone was named king. Hoop, a biology major with a prephysician emphasis, runs cross country and track for the Patriots. She is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Hoop of Owenton.

  • Local district court judges take part in fall college

    District Court Judges Thomas M. Funk and Elizabeth A. Chandler, who represent Owen, Grant and Carroll counties participated in the 2014 District Judges Fall College that took place Sept. 14-17 in Frankfort. The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges.

  • MBMS volleyball team finishes second in tourney

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Lady Rebels volleyball team finished its season the week of Sept. 22.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Trimble County and picked  up wins for both the seventh and eighth grades.

  • Tween Scene Thursday at library

    Participants at the recent Tween Scene Thursday event “Bluegrass All Stars” reviewed the 2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award books. The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a student-choice program.

  • Got milk? African children do thanks to efforts of Long Ridge Baptist

    When the youth at Long Ridge Baptist Church heard about a Baptist Global Response initiative to provide milk goats to needy families in Third World countries, they got excited.
    Here was an opportunity to be involved in an initiative that would provide a continuing source of milk for nutrition, rather than just meals that would be eaten and gone, said Pastor Roger Alford.

  • Students say thanks: Farmers’ Market visits MBMS

    The Owen County Farmers’ Market visited the Maurice Bowling Middle School Sept. 17. Seventh-grade language arts teacher Rhonda Gayheart said students were allowed to participate in buying from the vendors. On Sept. 18, the seventh-grade language arts classrooms walked to the Owen County Public Library to hear Bob Stewart discuss production and uses of primitive tools. The students were given a choice of writing “Thank You” letters to community agencies.

    By Addison Montague