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  • Man arrested in connection with alleged barn break-in

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after a witness allegedly caught him stealing metal and other items from a field and barn.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office received the call from O’Banion Lane on March 5.
    Hammond said he and a deputy responded to the call and when they arrived, Steven S. Small, 26, allegedly had metal and different farm objects thrown into the back of a pickup truck.

  • Shelby Co. suspect solves some Owen crimes

    A recent arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department helped solve approximately seven different Owen County thefts.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a string of thefts took place during the last two weeks of February, all of which involved farm equipment.
    Hammond said the thefts took place on 227, next to Beechwood; on Old Beechwood Road; across from Elk Lick on 607 and other places.
    James A. Clark, 32, of Georgetown, allegedly stole racks, feeders, turning plows, gates, tractor weights and other equipment.

  • Welcome center gets chilly reception

    After hearing concerns that guests at the senior citizens center could be the targets of identity theft, a plan to open a welcome center at the former Owen County Public Library could be shelved.
    The property at 118 North Main Street was deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court with plans that it would be used by the Owen County Senior Center in February.
    At the time, the Owen County Tourism Commission requested an area near the front of the building for a welcome center and promotional area.

  • Five generations

    Five generations gathered at Easter. From left to right are Barbara Watson, daughter Jeanette McCormick, great-great grandson Adrian, great-granddaughter Naomi and granddaughter Valerie.

  • Owen Elementary Honor Roll

    Ms. Perkins’ fourth-grade super honor roll: Madison Brown, Trinity Craig, Caitlyn Sizemore and Greg Webster. Honor roll: Corey Cook, Savannah Edington, Mary Gamm, Paige Heuser, David Marcincavage, Jaylan Tolbert and Brayden Woosley.
    Ms. O’Banion’s fourth-grade super honor roll: Merideth David. Honor roll: Madison Duvall, Joshua Gay, Jacob Haydon, Tori Lykins and Destiny Prather.

  • Dallasburg welcomes new pastor

    The congregation of Dallasburg Baptist Church is excited to welcome new pastor Bro. Tim Sperduto and his wife Rachel, and their children Isabella, Elijah, Lydia, and Elliana. Please welcome them to Dallasburg Baptist and Owen County. Everyone is invited to come meet them and join the congregation for worship.

  • NorthKey official honored for leadership

    The Northern Kentucky Mental Health – Mental Retardation Regional Board is pleased to announce that the President and CEO of NorthKey Community Care had the privilege of being recognized by the University of the Cumberlands for Ethical Leadership and was presented an award by Dr. Charles Krauthammer and the University President, Dr. James Taylor.  
    The award was presented as part of the Forcht Group of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Leadership program held at the O. Wayne Rollins Center on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands on April 9.

  • NorthKey official honored for leadership

    The Northern Kentucky Mental Health – Mental Retardation Regional Board is pleased to announce that the President and CEO of NorthKey Community Care had the privilege of being recognized by the University of the Cumberlands for Ethical Leadership and was presented an award by Dr. Charles Krauthammer and the University President, Dr. James Taylor.  
    The award was presented as part of the Forcht Group of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Leadership program held at the O. Wayne Rollins Center on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands on April 9.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Give whole grains the three-step test

  • Musicians of note