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  • 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

  • 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.