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  • 2014 Summer Reading Program’s “Science” theme features Mr. Bond and The Science Guys

    The 2014 Summer Reading Program theme at libraries across the United States is “science,” and Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are excited for another summer of introducing and making science fun for kids at libraries in South Carolina, Virginia,  

  • Napier graduates with bachelors degree

    Tammy Clifton Napier of Frankfort and formerly of Owenton received her bachelors degree from Mid Continent University in a ceremony  held in Mayfield on May 10. Napier graduated magna cum laude with a 3.9  GPA and majored in psychology and counseling.  She is a 1976 graduate of Owen  County High School.

  • Sawyer Williams named to dean’s list

    Sawyer Williams makes Carson-Newman University’s spring 2014 dean’s list
    Sawyer Williams of Owenton was among students honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman University’s dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
    Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of Dean’s List honors.
    Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution in Jefferson City, Tennessee,

  • 4-H News: Roaring ‘20s take center stage at 4-H Fashion Revue and Variety Show

    The Owen County 4-H held its 67th Annual Fashion Revue and Variety Show May 16 at the Owen County Extension Office.
    Nearly 30 4-Hers modeled in the fashion revue, while four took part in the variety show portion of the evening. Thank you to Molly Gamble for acting as narrator. The theme this year was “Roaring ‘20s.”
    Over the past several months, each member worked on building their sewing skills by completing garments or non-clothing items.

  • Hitzfield earns masters

    Tim Hitzfield of Owen County, right congratulates his wife, Lori Hitzfield, for graduating this month with a masters of arts in teaching/special education from the University of the Cumberlands.  Lori Hitzfield is currently a teacher for Boone County schools and also holds a bachelors degree in English and associates degree in pre-law from Thomas More College.
     

  • Owen Electric gets gold star for display

    Owen Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2014 “Spotlight on Excellence” national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
    Owen Electric received a gold award for the latest display and addition to its museum, located at its headquarters office.

  • Greenhouse hit by vandals

    A case of vandalism that apparently started in New Liberty last week ended in damage to the Owen County High School agriculture department’s greenhouse.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said juveniles are responsible for the damage, which included tore up signs in New Liberty, broken church windows near Big Twin and tore up plastic at the high school’s greenhouse.
    Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford said the side of a metal building was also beat in at the high school and plants inside the greenhouse were also damaged.

  • Candidates look ahead to November

    With the party primaries over, the field of candidates for the November general election is set.
    In the two most high-profile campaigns, Democrat and Owen County Magistrate Casey Ellis will square off against Republican Party candidate for judge-executive Gary  W. Minch for the county’s most powerful post.
    With a large field for the office of Owen County sheriff, Democrat and incumbent Zemer Hammond will be opposed by Republican and former Kentucky State Police Trooper Mark Bess.

  • Running for a reason: Annual Owen County Relay for Life raises thousands to help fight cancer

    About 200 survivors, caregivers, friends and supporters attended Friday and Saturday’s Owen County Relay For Life, in what organizers are calling another successful event.
    Kelsey Lewis, a Relay For Life specialist with the American Cancer Society, said this year’s beautiful weather played a role in the success of the event.
    “It went very well,” Lewis said. “We were all very pleased. There were a lot of great activities and we received a lot of positive feedback.”

  • Owen Co. Relay 2014 ready to roll

    By Molly Haines and John Whitlock
    N-H Staff
    The fight to beat cancer moves to Owen County Friday night.
    The 2014 Owen County Relay for Life will kick off Friday at 7 p.m. at Itron Field. The event, which supports local efforts to bring comfort, treatment and support for cancer victims and their families, is sponsored by and benefits the American Cancer Society.