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Around Owen County

  • 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.

  • Community Events | Feb. 8, 2017

    Valentine’s Tea set for Feb. 9

    The Owen County Homemakers will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Tea at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Owen County Extension Office. Bring your friends and join us for a tea party and try fresh-baked scones and appetizers. Wear your hat and you will be entered for a prize. Call the Owen County Extension Office and purchase your ticket by Feb. 6. The cost is $10 to attend. 

  • Annual CHD Walk for Awareness set for March 4

    BY KATIE COLUMBIA

    Special to the News-Herald 

     The 12th Annual Walk for Awareness of CHD’s will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

  • Community Events | Feb. 1, 2017

    Valentine’s Tea set for Feb. 9

    The Owen County Homemakers will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Tea at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Owen County Extension Office. Bring your friends and join us for a tea party and try fresh-baked scones and appetizers. Wear your hat and you will be entered for a prize. Call the Owen County Extension Office and purchase your ticket by Feb. 6. The cost is $10 to attend. 

  • At the Library | Feb. 1, 2017

    Alexander Graham Bell — Can You Hear Me?

    Learn how sound waves travel and how the telephone was invented by Bell. We’ll watch a video and complete an experiment in sound. Recommended for grades 2-8, beginning at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday). 

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

     

  • Community Events | Jan. 25, 2017

    Fifth-Sunday Hymn Sing will be at Pleasant Ridge Baptist 

    The Owen County Baptist Association will have the Associational Fifth-Sunday Hymn Sing at 2:30 p.m., Sunday. It will take place at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Come out and listen, sing a solo, and have a good time singing some great hymns. 

    OCHS Dual Credit Informational Meeting

  • At the Library | Jan. 25, 2017

     Western Wednesday

    Come join us for our screening of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring John Wayne and James Stewart from 1-3 p.m., today (Wednesday). 

    After School Movie — Balto

    This exciting adventure movie is based on a true story about the sled dog who led a famed mission of mercy for Alaskan children in 1925. Popcorn provided at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25.