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Around Owen County

  • Community Calendar, April 22

    Montessori school to hold community informational meeting on Wednesday
    Owen County Montessori School is holding a community informational gathering from 6-8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Owen County Extension Office.  
    All those interested in learning more about Montessori education and our school plans are encouraged to attend. There will be a presentation by Xavier University’s Montessori Lab School Assistant Dean and Head of School.
    For more information please contact us at owenmontessori@gmail.com.

  • At the library, April 22-28

    Tween/Teen Gaming
    Play Nintendo Wii and Gamecube on the big screen from 3:15-4:30 p.m. today. Snacks provided.

    Storytime with Miss Susan
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for stories, crafts and fun.

    Librarian 101
    Want to be a librarian? Come join us at 3:15 p.m. Thursday to hear real librarians tell you all about the job.

    Adult Skin Care
    Join us for a session with a skincare and beauty expert at 6 p.m. Thursday. Learn new ways to care for and protect your skin. Call 484-3450 to register.

  • At the library: Feb. 4-10

    Quilling Valentine Cards
    From 2-4 p.m. today (Wednesday) come join us for more quilling techniques. Create a beautiful card using this artful papercraft technique.  Please call to reserve a spot.
    Once Upon a Time
    From 3:15-4:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) young participants in grades 5-8 will hear several versions of the same story followed by discussion and hands-on activities.
    Storytime with Miss Susan
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 for stories, crafts and fun.

  • Wedding announcement: Payton-Floyd

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie D. Riddle are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Dawn Payton to Recko Recardoe Floyd. Floyd is the son of the late Sheila Floyd and Nelson Garcia of Homestead, Florida. The wedding will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Monterey Baptist Church.

  • Owen County Library trustee attains state certification

    Richard Matthews, a member of the Owen County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The trustee certification program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • 'We the People' champions
  • Reaching out to help the hungry
  • Owen Co. students accept merit-based scholarships to EKU

    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Local recipients include:
    • Owen County High School graduate Courtney Carol Waldrop, of Owenton, has accepted a Governor’s Scholar Regents Scholarship
    • Megan Hayley DeCandia, of Owenton, has accepted a Regents Scholarship

  • Jacobs joins American Angus Association

    Kyle Jacobs of Owenton is a new member of the American Angus Association.
    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.
    The Association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members.

  • Sweet Owen Arts in the Park: Local arts council announces deadline for contest application

    The Owen County Arts Council will be holding an art contest as part of the fifth-annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park organized by the council.
    This is a juried event and only artists displaying  their own original work are eligible.  Exhibitors must be present throughout the entire show. Artists leaving early will not be invited back.
    The  emphasis of the show is original arts and crafts by residents of Owen and surrounding counties.