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Around Owen County

  • 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
  • At the Library | Feb. 15, 2017

     Active Games

    Hula hoops, jump ropes and organized games to get you on your feet and moving. Fun for grades 3-8, from 3:15-4:30 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. 

    Home School Program — South of the Border

  • At the Library | Feb. 8, 2017

    Valentine’s Day Party

    Make Valentine cards and crafts, play games and decorate cookies. Fun for all school-age children, beginning 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.

  • Daughters of the American Revolution visit Keene-Lillard cabin

    The John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on June 28 for lunch at Jewels on Main followed by a tour of the Keene-Lillard log cabin in Warsaw, Ky. The two story double pen log house was built between 1810-1815 by American Revolution veteran Charles Lake Keene, from Maryland. He was the ancestor of Chapter Regent, Peggy Trinkle, whose grandmother, Sue Craig McDanell, was born in the house.

  • Local WMU collects shoes, socks for Owen Co. students in need

    By Joan Kincaid
    WMU Director

  • At the Library | June 7, 2017

    Summer Reading gets in full swing this week! So grab your library card and come in for some good books to pass away the long summer days. Special programming starts today and we have great fun planned for you this year. We are so excited to have the Newport Aquarium help us kick off this year’s program. Once again kids can win fair tickets if they turn in their completed reading log by the end of June. It’s all happening at the library this summer.

  • Community Events | June 7, 2017

    Meeting the Needs closed for renovations
    Meeting the Needs will be closed beginning May 26, and will reopen at its new location, 916 Hwy. 22 E., once work and inspections are complete at the new site in June. Commodities (senior and regular) will be served from the current Long Ridge location June 13.

    Republican meeting set for June 8
    The Owen County Republican meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Smith House Restaurant.