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  • Owen girl fights her way to China

    An Owen County resident continues to circle the globe while chasing her dream of Taekwondo gold.
    Kendall Yount, 15, recently competed at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the USA Taekwondo Team Trials.
    Yount was vying for spots on both the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier team and the Junior World Team.
    The trials for these events were held earlier this year.
    For the Youth Olympic Games, the USAT chose only three weight classes to be represented rather than the usual 10 weight divisions.

  • Carroll says shifting city’s designation not on his agenda

    State Senator Julian Carroll said he isn’t one to get into local politics but concerns about a non-existent bill to reclassify the City of Owenton have him speaking out.
    The City of Owenton voted in July 2011 to begin the process of reclassifying Owenton from a fifth to a fourth-class city, but the bill was later trashed by Owenton Mayor Doug West after some citizens felt the move would bring alcohol into the city limits.

  • College and career readiness event to be held

    There will be a college and career readiness parent night at Maurice Bowling Middle School March 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a free spaghetti dinner in cafeteria provided by Youth Service Center.
    From 6 until 6:30 p.m., ILP Awareness and parent sign-off will be held.

  • College and career readiness event to be held

    There will be a college and career readiness parent night at Maurice Bowling Middle School March 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a free spaghetti dinner in cafeteria provided by Youth Service Center.
    From 6 until 6:30 p.m., ILP Awareness and parent sign-off will be held.

  • Farmers’ market to hold kick-off meeting

    The Owen County Farm and Craft Market would like to invite anyone interested in participating in this season’s market to our “start-of-the-season” meeting on March 20 at 9 a.m. at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service office.
    While this will be an opportunity for prospective vendors to gain insight into how our market operates, there will be information necessary for returning vendors as well, so please make plans to attend.  
    For more information, call the extension office at 484-5703. 

  • Author Georgia Green Stamper to speak at DAR

    By Peggy Trinkle, Regent
    John Guill Chapter, NSDAR
    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet today (Wednesday) at the Owen County Public Library at 1 p.m.
    To commemorate Women’s History Month, the chapter welcomes Georgia Green Stamper as its speaker.
    Stamper, a native of Owen County, is a recognized and award-winning author. Her books “You Can Go Anywhere” and “Butter in the Morning” tell short stories of rural life in Owen County and others.

  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at 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.

  • Leadership Owen County: Next group of Owen Co. leaders begin journey

    By De Parker and Faith Mulberry
    For the News-Herald
    The 2014 Leadership Owen County participants began their yearlong program on Feb. 7 and  with the Leadership Skills Retreat.
    Angie Woodward led a discussion about Owen County’s history, strengths and how the group would like to see the county move forward.  

  • Owen County Cooperative Extension history: 1918-1928

    BY DORIS GILL
    Extension work began in Owen County in 1918 with an appropriation made by the Fiscal Court. J.P. Ricketts became the first county agent on March 15, 1918.

  • Extension service celebrates centennial

    By Kim Strohmeier
    For the News-Herald
    May 8 of this year 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.”