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  • 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

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  • Police, health care professionals seek answers to Owen Co. drug problem

    A public forum will be held this month to address the severity of Owen County’s drug problem.
    The forum is being sponsored in part by the Owen County Community Health Collaborative. The collaborative received a grant from the Northern Kentucky Alcohol Substance Abuse Program.
    The forum will be held from 6:30 to  p.m., April 25, in the Owen County High School auditorium.

  • State official invites Owen countians on a treasure hunt

    Over 1,000 Owen countians have a treasure waiting for them that many may know nothing about.
    The Office of the State Treasurer will bring its Treasure Finders outreach to Owen County later this month with a potential return of $325,641.
    Each year, the Kentucky State Treasury receives millions of dollars from holders such as banks and insurance companies which must transfer assets of inactive accounts to the treasury for holding.
    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach attended Monday’s Owenton Rotary Club meeting to address the outreach.

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  • Kay’s Branch News: Basement full of Perkins makes for great reunion

    Spring has finally come to the Branch. It will last about three days, and then we’ll be into summer. It’s supposed to be 80 by Wednesday.
    I was on the road almost every day last week with bridge on Tuesday, dominos on Wednesday, lunch with Charity at Applebee’s on Thursday, then I had to go back to Frankfort on Friday to do my regular errands and get gas, groceries and pet food.

  • Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office celebrates Donate Life Month

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of lifesaving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee said. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Too many toys or fire wood on front porch may soon be illegal

    The Owenton City Council could soon be tightening restrictions on outdoor wood storage, doghouses, front yard furniture and outside toys owned by city residents.
    The council gave a first reading of the amendment to its nuisance ordinance during its April 2 meeting.
    The amendment states that any property owner or tenant that houses a dog or dogs outside will keep them in the backyard of the house, apartment or building and will furnish a doghouse to house them.