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  • Gov. Bevin launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign

    FRANKFORT — Governor Matt Bevin’s office began placing painted rocks around Kentucky Thursday afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” (DLTD) initiative.

  • At the Library | August 16, 2017

    Don’t forget the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
     
    Third Thursday hang out for middle schoolers

    Are you a middle-schooler looking for a place to hang out with your friends? Snacks, games and a space is yours at the library.  For grades 5-8 only, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Grilling with Caleb
    Caleb continues to unravel grilling mysteries. This month’s class is devoted to grilling seafood properly and tastily at 6 p.m., Thursday.

    Walk Away the Pounds

  • Kentucky’s circuit clerks celebrate 25 years of saving lives through donation

    The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, Kentucky’s Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Program, will soon celebrate its 25th anniversary.
    On Aug. 10, 1992, the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks created the Trust For Life (TFL) to educate Kentuckians about the life-saving mission of organ donation.

  • Community Events | August 9. 2017

    FCC Food Pantry open Aug. 16 and 19
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 19. To make appointments, call (502) 750-3342, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.

  • At the Library | August 9, 2017

    Get ready for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. We have 100 pairs of glasses to allow you to watch this special phenomena safely.  They will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Come in and get your pair. Limit two per family.

  • Owen County Bus Routes

    Bus #1, driven by Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.
    Bus #2, driven by Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of 2 mile, Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South to school.
    Bus #3, driven by Patsy Fitzgerald: Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen to Fair Grounds, Green Acres drive, Horizon Circle, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, New Court House.

  • House fire claims life of New Columbus man

    NEW COLUMBUS — A house fire on Carr Lane claimed the life of a 67-year-old man early Friday.
    Larry Mitchell Carr, of New Columbus, was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters responded to a house fire at 4:47 a.m., Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.
    An autopsy has been scheduled for Carr, but police said no foul play is suspected. KSP is leading the ongoing investigation.

  • Bus drivers work non-stop to ensure safety of ‘precious cargo’

    When the first day of school rolls around Aug. 16, a select group of Owen countians will awake long before dawn in preparation of transporting the district’s hundreds of students to their first day of classes.
    With numerous hours of training under their seat belts, Owen County’s school bus drivers are tasked with keeping students safe while traveling to and from school. While focusing on driving and monitoring the students, school bus drivers have a lot of responsibility to fill before and after the school day.

  • House fire claims one early Friday

    NEW COLUMBUS — A house fire on Carr Lane claimed the life of a 67-year-old man early Friday.

    Larry Carr Sr., 67, of Sadieville, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene after firefighters responded to a house fire at 4:47 a.m., today, according to Kentucky State Police. 

    An autopsy has been scheduled for Carr, but police said no foul play is suspected. KSP is leading the ongoing investigation. 

  • Slim crowd for town hall regarding local healthcare

    More than 100 people filled the auditorium at Owen County High School July 17, to hear from a panel of local healthcare providers on what’s next following the closure of St. Elizabeth Owen’s emergency department Monday.
    Emceed by Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, audience members were given the opportunity to submit questions in writing, which were then handed off to Ellis and answered by the appropriate panelist.