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  • WMU fall quarterly meeting set for Oct. 21

    The Owen County WMU fall quarterly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at Epoch. All are welcome to come and enjoy the time together and the delicious brunch. Jennifer Gravitt will do the theme interpretation and Watchword. Mandy Holbert will bless us with her beautiful voice.

  • Youth Services Center offering School Pantry

    Owen County Schools and the Youth Services Center, in conjunction with the Free Store Food Bank School Pantry, is offering a School Pantry.  
    The School Pantry was developed to provide nutritious, healthy food to children and their families for preparation and consumption at their place of residence. Participation requirements include that at least one student living in the household must be enrolled in either the Maurice Bowling Middle School or the Owen County High School.

  • With help of extension office, students learn to properly prepare food

    Properly preparing food became second nature to fifth graders this week at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Office. With a mixture of fruits, vegetables and other foods, students had the chance to create a five-course meal that they would then eat.
    To bring a greater knowledge of food to Owen County fifth graders, Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman led students in the grant-funded nutrition education program titled Recipies For Life. The program offers students the opportunity to learn more about the good they eat.

  • Community Events | September 27. 2017

    Annual Lusby’s Mill reunion will be Saturday

    The annual Lusby’s Mill reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the farm of Ron and Linda Wainscott in Corinth, Kentucky. A potluck lunch will be served around 12:30-1 p.m. Everyone s welcomed. For more information, call Ron at (502) 803-1157.

    Mussel Shoals Baptist celebrating 200th anniversary with revival, homecoming

  • Fourth graders write free-form poems on pets

    The following poems were written by students in Stephany Harvey’s fourth-grade class and Mrs. Dempsey’s fourth-grade class. The students wrote the free-form poems about their favorite pet and other subjects.

    Daisy
    By Austin Blackwell

    Laying in the window looking
    With dark brown eyes
    she is small and
    fits in a tea cup
    she lays at night
    in my bed
    under the covers
    when day comes
    she watches for the deer.

    Roscoe

  • Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

    Calling all females! Wednesday, September 27, is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, a nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women of all ages. Here are some ways to celebrate:

  • Volleyball team honors seniors

    The Owen County volleyball team honored its seniors at the last home game Oct. 11. The varsity team will be playing at 6 p.m., today (Wednesday) in the districts held at Carroll County. They are the number one seed going into the tournament. They finished their season with a 21-11 record.

  • Local teens attend 4-H Conference
  • Community news: Genealogy group to meet at historical society museum

    First Baptist Church invites children to VBS

    “Shipwrecked VBS” will be hosted at First Baptist Church until June 22. Shipwrecked is for kids from 4 years old through sixth trade (based on grade just completed) and will run from 9 a.m.-noon, each day. For more information or if you need the van to pick you up, call 502-484-2430.

    ‘Moose On the Loose’ at Cedar Hill

  • 40-plus year barbering break comes to an end for former jailer

    More than 50 years have passed since David Bruce left home for Covington to attend barber college with his cousin Benny Colson. Having graduated from Owen County High School in 1964, Bruce needed a trade, and barber college was only a short nine-month endeavor.

    While his barber career was short lived, Bruce went on to become postmaster at the Owenton Post Office and was later elected to the office of Owen County Jailer, a position he held for four four-year terms.