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Around Owen County

  • Back to school: Pencils, notebooks and whole grains?

    By Christina Johnson
    Community Health Coordinator, Three Rivers District Health Department

  • Remembering the ‘Old Harris School’

    By Ruth Ann Thornton Bateman

  • 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.

  • Parker receives national honor

    The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Owen County High School student Kaitlyn Carol Parker has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

  • 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.

  • Roteract Club begins at Owen County High

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club
    Mike Haines served as our March 6 speaker. Mike provided information on the Alumni Association project. They are looking to raise money for dual credit for students. Right now, 80 kids are enrolled in the program at Owen County High School. They are having a challenge that the graduation class that raises the most money will be recognized.
    On March 13 we had our St. Patrick and membership dinner with 50 individuals present. We had several new members present.

  • At the Library | May 3, 2017

    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.
    May the 4th Be With You
    Calling all Star Wars fans — celebrate the fourth with everything Star Wars, including crafts and fun. Open to all school-age children from 3:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Art Show and Reception

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League searching for board members, coaches for fall season

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League is holding board/officer election at their upcoming annual meeting in June. If you would like to get more involved or just learn more about the league, please contact a board member or Cara Stewart at 859-699-7886. Several positions are available, including coaching positions. Don’t know much about soccer? Don’t worry. We will teach you. For more information visit www.owencountysoccer.com or our Facebook page.