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  • New manager named for Owen senior center

    A new director has been chosen for the Owen County Senior Citizens Center.
    Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit organization based in Covington and serving seniors in the eight counties of northern Kentucky, is pleased to announce new management of the Owen County Senior Center.
    The Owen County Senior Center will be managed by Frances Cozine Steurer.  
    SSNK Interim Executive Director Ken Rechtin said Steurer will bring more excitement to the Owen County center.

  • Looking for closure in Carroll Co.

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    Nearly a quarter-of-a-century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.
    Dennis spoke to the Carrollton Rotary Club Wednesday at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • State asks court to set travel fees

    Senior citizens being transported by the Owen Public Transit will now pay a set fee for the service that takes them to and from doctors visits.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently passed a resolution setting the fare as requested by the Kentucky Department of Transportation.  
    The public transit was once on contract through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District through Northern Kentucky Transit. The Owen County Fiscal Court took over the transit system last year. The transit vehicles are now owned by the county.

  • Owen County Honor Roll

    Third-Grade Super Honor Roll
    Forsee
    Allison Bourne, Trinity Craig, Haylee Neeley, Maddi Walker
     Gamm
    Abigail Colligan, Mary Gamm, Joshua Gay, Jacob Hayden, Allen Mason, Jorden May, Samantha Woodyard
    Hawkins
    Shelby Sams
    Inman
    Merideth David, Isabella Herdman, Carsyn Inman, Gregory Webster
     Long
    Madison Brown, Cheyenne Coppola, Savannah Kinster, Tori Lykins, Ryan Newton
    Sutherland

  • State warns of GED scam

    Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, issued a consumer alert Monday regarding fraudulent websites claiming to offer high school and GED diplomas for a fee through the Internet.
    “Kentuckians need to know there is one way to earn a GED credential and that is through a test administered onsite at an Official GED Testing Center,” Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for Kentucky Adult Education, said in a press release from the state.

  • Uncovering history

    Steve Stewart had driven past the Carr Cemetery countless times and never noticed it.
    Tucked across from the Voice of Thunder Church, the Carr Cemetery had become a victim of time with brush and trees blocking out part of Owen County history.
    In March, George Robertson, a resident of Philadelphia, came to visit the resting place of some of his Owen County ancestors.
    Robertson had been researching his genealogy for several years and that hunt led him to Owen County.
    He found the Carr Cemetery nearly hidden under years of undergrowth and brush.

  • The run for 227

    Owen County communities were once like close-knit families that came together to help their neighbors in times of need. Teresa Davis said she misses that time and hopes to bring it back with a community-wide Kentucky Derby theme yard sale.
    The idea came about after beloved community member Eugene Winkle died in February.

  • Animals create nuisance on Roland Ave., neighbors say

    Saying the smell of farm animals from a neighboring property is in violation of local ordinances, an Owenton couple are turning to the city for help.
    Homeowners Tim and Carol Shelton spoke before the Owenton City Council earlier this month to complain about the animals being raised on Roland Avenue.
    The couple said the animals are in violation of several city ordinances.

  • Superintendent says MBMS will be hit hardest by cuts

    As Owen County school district’s site-based decision making councils prepare to make cuts in all schools, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Maurice Bowling Middle School will be hit the hardest.
    Raleigh said most councils won’t meet until after spring break, but any staff being cut must be notified by May 15.
    “We’d like to have schedules put together as soon as we possibly can,” Raleigh said. “Those decisions that have to be made really drive how our schedules are put together.”

  • PHI Air Medical launches support for Alcohol Awareness Month

    PHI Air Medical recently announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for alcohol awareness throughout the month of April, the month designated to bring information to the public on alcohol-related issues.