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Around Owen County

  • Prather named DAR Good Citizen

    With the assistance of the Owen County High School, the John Guill – Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce that Jordan Prather has been chosen to receive the chapter’s 2017 DAR Good Citizen Award.
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Community News | March 1, 2017

    Owen County Council for the Arts to host Evening of Poetry & Song
    The Owen County Council For the Arts will present Evening of Poetry & Song, from 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 3, at the Wild Goose Cafe.
    Gabriel Fox, Judy Vanarsdale, George Tinsdale, Mark Schimmoeller, Trina Pfeiffer, Wyatt Beard and Hannah Johnson will give poetry readings. Chris Beverly will play music.
    The event is free of charge. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the Owen County Council for the Arts. For information, call (502) 484-3755.

  • At the Library | March 1, 2017

    Crazy About Horses
    We welcome special presenter, Cara Stewart, to the Owen County Public Library for this after school program. Those attending will discover fun facts about horses and investigate the many breeds of horses and their unique attributes. The event begins at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Kids and Canvas

  • Schedule, vendors announced for 12th annual heart walk

    The 12th Annual CHD Awareness Walk will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,  Saturday, March 4, at the Owenton First Baptist Church. We will have the following Christian groups/individuals providing entertainment and giving testimonies for the day:
    11:00 a.m. — Welcome/opening by Emily Lowe, Bereavement Coordinator for Congenital Heart Network of Greater Cincinnati through the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association, Ohio
    11:15-11:45 a.m. — Bode & Chana McKinley
    11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Justin Black

  • At the Library | Feb. 22, 2017

    Western Wednesday
    This month’s movie is The Searchers starring John Wayne, beginning at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Dance Away the Winter Blues

    Get moving to some music and learn the Mexican Hat Dance, the Cupid Shuffle, the Chicken Dance, the Limbo and more. Fun for all school-age children, beginning at 3:15 p.m., Thursday.

  • OCES academic team competes in governor’s cup
  • Lions Club hosting The Master of Illusion

    The Owenton Lions Club annual fundraiser is hosting The Master of Illusion Magic and Variety Circus at 7 p.m., Friday, at the Owen County Elementary School.
    Not only is this show where the magician pulls a bunny out of a hat, this is an entire evening of wonder and amazement. This show features Las Vegas award-winning illusionist Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion. It also boasts a talented cast of variety entertainers, from escape artists and fire eaters to jugglers and daring stunts. This event has something for everyone.

  • Children’s fund celebrates 35th anniversary

    Children’s Fund Celebrates 35th Anniversary
    On Feb. 6, the Owen County Children’s Fund celebrated 35 years of service to Owen County children. Organized in 1982, the Children’s Fund has expended over $100,000 aiding children in the areas of medical, dental, food and clothing.  
    “It all started with a desire to help needy children,” Michael Ramsey, long-time fund treasurer, said.
    Anyone wishing to apply for services (children birth to 18) may do so by calling Janetta Briscoe, Family Resource Center, at 484-4014.  

  • OCPL participating in Kentucky Bluegrass Awards

    Each year Owen County Public Library joins with public libraries around the state, as well as public and private schools, for the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards to promote good literature for students in kindergarten through grade 12. A committee selects a variety of books at four different levels and then students can vote on their favorite.

  • Fire extinguishers donated to local law enforcement