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  • At the Library | June 14, 2017

    Summer Reading – Ventriloquist Gene Cordova
    Set sail with Gene and his puppets on a voyage of discovery and laughs. You will love his hilarious comedy, magic, storytelling and balloon antics.  Be ready to come out of the audience and help him with all the fun at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., today (Wednesday).

  • St. Elizabeth set to close emergency room

    A short 16 months after beginning operations in Owen County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced May 31, its plans to close its local emergency department.

    The closure, set for July 31, comes after months of consistent low patient volume, according to a news release.

    A business analysis has shown that a majority of patients and conditions that have been seen at the emergency department could be cared for at a primary care office, according to the release.

  • A prestigious milestone

    The threat of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Maurice Bowling Middle School students Thursday, May 18, as they gathered on a nearby soccer field to celebrate becoming only the second middle school in Kentucky to receive FranklinCovey’s prestigious The Leader In Me Lighthouse recognition.
    The Leader In Me is a whole-school transformation model — developed in partnership with educators — that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st Century, according to a press release.

  • OCHS announces end-of-year honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super
    Honor Roll

    Alli Gill, Ariella Hansford, Connor Jacobs and Samantha Mason

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Liz Ashcraft, Madison Bramblett, Ashley Buffin, Isabella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Dylan Cobb, Mitchell Culbertson, Ethan Fitzgerald, Braden Howard, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis, Jacob Lilly, Miranda Maddox, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Taylor Nevins, Canaan Osborne, Mason Roberts, Kevin Smith and Shelby York

    10th Grade Super Honor Roll

  • OCHS announces end-of-year honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super
    Honor Roll

    Alli Gill, Ariella Hansford, Connor Jacobs and Samantha Mason

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Liz Ashcraft, Madison Bramblett, Ashley Buffin, Isabella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Dylan Cobb, Mitchell Culbertson, Ethan Fitzgerald, Braden Howard, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis, Jacob Lilly, Miranda Maddox, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Taylor Nevins, Canaan Osborne, Mason Roberts, Kevin Smith and Shelby York

    10th Grade Super Honor Roll

  • Class of 2017 completes its final chapter at Owen County Schools

    They began their journey together as kindergarteners in August 2004, and on May 20, the Class of 2017 completed their final chapter at Owen County Schools.
    The class of 120 students donned their respective gowns and mortarboards and walked across the stage inside the Owen County High School gymnasium. One by one students received their diplomas from Superintendent Dr. Robert Stafford.
    Before the diplomas were handed out, Principal Duane Kline took a few moments to recognize a special achievement.

  • St. Elizabeth Owen announces closure of emergency department

    A short 16 months after beginning operations in Owen County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced today its plans to close its local emergency department.

    The closure, set for July 31, comes after months of consistent low patient volume, according to a news release.

    A business analysis has shown that a majority of patients and conditions that have been seen at the emergency department could be cared for at a primary care office, according to the release.

  • Economic forum offers ideas, raises questions

    BY MIKE HAINES | N-H News Correspondent

  • Hometown Heroes
  • Sparrow served during World War II in England and France

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT
    Special to the News-Herald