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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Owen County home to Purple Heart recipients

    Perhaps it was the letters written by her great-aunt Bea that inspired Marlene Browning-Wainscott to record stories of Owen County veterans. Aunt Bea had lost her husband in the war, and years later, her correspondence with Marlene provided a link to the past and a treasure of cherished memories
    Marlene Browning-Wainscott has devoted much of her life the past few years interviewing Owen countians who served in World War II. She felt an urgency to record the stories of these vital freedom-fighting Americans before they were lost.

  • Owen District Court | May 12, 2017

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  • April 2017 Property Transfers

    Robert and Joyce Clifton to Elizabeth Paige Clifton, two tracts of land in Owen.
    Jimmy and Joyce Browning to Jonathon Zach Waller, land in Owen and Grant counties.
    Elizabeth May and Charles Catron to West Lex LLC, land in Owen County, $95,000.
    Karen S. and David R. Creamer to David R. Creamer, lot 16, Perry Park Subdivision.
    John W. True, Vivian Darlene True and Mark R. Cobb Trustee to Mark R. Cobb Trustee, John W. True and Vivian Darlene True, Farm No. 1 and Farm No. 2, Wild Deer Lake Farms.

  • What more could a mother want?

    The weather is finally starting to look like spring. Saturday was a beautiful day for mowing, pulling weeds and sprucing up the outdoors. John brought Liam down to play in my yard with Jessie and to play in the creek. There is very little water in the creek at the moment, only puddles here and there but just right for a 2 year old to manage.

  • 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.