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  • Celebrating Purple Heart heroes

    As Memorial Day nears, organizations across the country are busy planning events to honor America’s heroes — men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
    Things are no different in Owen County, as the Owen County Historical Society partners with the Owen County Judge-Executive’s office to become a Purple Heart County.

  • A familiar face takes the helm at Owen County Public Library

    At the close of business May 10, Owen County Public Library Director Faith Mulberry said goodbye to her colleagues of six years, entrusting the library’s future with 11-year OCPL veteran Jennifer Chancery.
    Mulberry, a resident of Grant County, submitted her letter of resignation to the library’s board April 13, to become the next manager of the Kenton County Public Library’s William E. Durr branch. Mulberry served as OCPL’s director for just over a year, following the resignation of Jennifer Nippert in 2016.

  • Community Events | May 17, 2017

    FCC Community Food Pantry open May 17 and 20
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, May 17, and Saturday, May 20. To make an appointment call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 750-3342 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.

  • At the Library | May 17, 2017

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

    Library closed Friday, May 19
    The library will be closed for staff development Friday, May 19.

  • Gratz man victim in fatal Frankfort crash

    A Gratz man died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash in Frankfort Friday evening.
    S.J. Smith, 81, was driving northbound on U.S. Hwy. 127 near Frankfort’s Cove Spring Park when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median, striking Smith’s Chevy Malibu and a Ford F-250. The semi then careened through the guardrail and down a hill just past the entrance to Cove Spring Park, according to the Frankfort State-Journal.

  • Town Hall addresses county's critical health and wellness needs

    In light of the current drug epidemic sweeping Owen County and the Commonwealth, Three Rivers District Health Department hosted a “Town Hall” last week in hopes of further educating the public on drug prevention and health resources.
    Guest speakers included Owen County resident Brad Wilhoite, Owen County’s project coordinator for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Sarah Paige Tuttle and Former Kentucky Congressman and Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler.

  • Farmers’ market kicks off Friday

    With the 2017 Owen County Farm and Craft Market set to open Friday, patrons can expect new vendors and old favorites, as well as a new spin on the Owen County Judge-Executive’s opening-day cookout.
    New additions to this year’s market include Parker Farms, providing meats, including pork and chicken this week. Luther Farms will provide some produce, but mostly flowers; Hundred Happy Acres will also provide meat; Dog Hair Pottery with hand-thrown pottery and Tiny Love Company with hand-sewn items such as towels and aprons.

  • Community Events | May 10, 2017

    Republican party to meet Thursday
    The Owen County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Smith House Restaurant.

  • At the Library | May 10, 2017

    Paint A Mother’s Day Pot
    Make a gift for mom by painting a vase or pot, then we will make some paper flowers to fill your creation, for grades 2-8. The event will be from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

  • Karsner airplane hangar pending demolition

    For more than 70 years a four-plane airplane hangar near Monterey has carried a message that one local family calls a “shining inspiration.”
    The message — “Christ is the Answer” — is that of Harry Clark Karsner, who, following World War II, constructed the hangar on his farm near Old Cedar Baptist Church.