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  • Community Events | May 17, 2017

    FCC Community Food Pantry open May 17 and 20
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, May 17, and Saturday, May 20. To make an appointment call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 750-3342 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.

  • At the Library | May 17, 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.

    Library closed Friday, May 19
    The library will be closed for staff development Friday, May 19.

  • Gratz man victim in fatal Frankfort crash

    A Gratz man died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash in Frankfort Friday evening.
    S.J. Smith, 81, was driving northbound on U.S. Hwy. 127 near Frankfort’s Cove Spring Park when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median, striking Smith’s Chevy Malibu and a Ford F-250. The semi then careened through the guardrail and down a hill just past the entrance to Cove Spring Park, according to the Frankfort State-Journal.

  • Town Hall addresses county's critical health and wellness needs

    In light of the current drug epidemic sweeping Owen County and the Commonwealth, Three Rivers District Health Department hosted a “Town Hall” last week in hopes of further educating the public on drug prevention and health resources.
    Guest speakers included Owen County resident Brad Wilhoite, Owen County’s project coordinator for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Sarah Paige Tuttle and Former Kentucky Congressman and Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler.

  • Farmers’ market kicks off Friday

    With the 2017 Owen County Farm and Craft Market set to open Friday, patrons can expect new vendors and old favorites, as well as a new spin on the Owen County Judge-Executive’s opening-day cookout.
    New additions to this year’s market include Parker Farms, providing meats, including pork and chicken this week. Luther Farms will provide some produce, but mostly flowers; Hundred Happy Acres will also provide meat; Dog Hair Pottery with hand-thrown pottery and Tiny Love Company with hand-sewn items such as towels and aprons.

  • Community Events | May 10, 2017

    Republican party to meet Thursday
    The Owen County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Smith House Restaurant.

  • At the Library | May 10, 2017

    Paint A Mother’s Day Pot
    Make a gift for mom by painting a vase or pot, then we will make some paper flowers to fill your creation, for grades 2-8. The event will be from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.

    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.

  • Karsner airplane hangar pending demolition

    For more than 70 years a four-plane airplane hangar near Monterey has carried a message that one local family calls a “shining inspiration.”
    The message — “Christ is the Answer” — is that of Harry Clark Karsner, who, following World War II, constructed the hangar on his farm near Old Cedar Baptist Church.

  • OCES receives national Ligthouse recognition

    Anticipation filled the air over Patterson Field Friday as Owen County Elementary School students looked to the sky in search of their special guest.
    That special guest was none other than principal Sharen Hubbard, who was flown onto the field in a helicopter.
    The cause? A celebration in honor of national recognition.

  • KSP searching for suspects in Cull Family break-in

    No arrests have been made following a break-in at Owenton’s Cull Family Pharmacy during the early morning hours Saturday.
    Kentucky State Police received an alert from the pharmacy’s alarm system at 4:30 a.m.
    “It appears that two individuals broke out the glass in the front of Cull Family Pharmacy to gain entry to the building,” KSP Post 5 Public Information Officer Joshua Lawson said. “An unknown number of pills were taken from the pharmacy.”