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Today's News

  • Carpenter bees becoming more active in warm temps

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Male and female carpenter bees are becoming active after spending winter in last year’s tunnels. These large yellow and black bees have shiny, bare abdomens in contrast to the ‘hairy’ ones of bumble bees.

  • Owen Electric joins Red Cross to improve emergency response services

    BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Cooperative

    Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are partnering with the American Red Cross to improve emergency response services in Kentucky. The cooperatives have joined together to acquire a new disaster relief vehicle, trailer and resources that can be deployed to provide aid.

  • Community News | May 4, 2016

    Derby Pancake Breakfast set for May 7

    The annual Mason Odd Fellow Derby Pancake Breakfast will be held from 6-11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Lodge Fellowship Hall in Owenton. There will be a $7 charge for an all you can eat meal with sausage, pancakes and beverages.

    Bessie Sparks Scholarship applications now available

    The Bessie Sparks Scholarship applications are available at Peoples Bank & Trust Company or in the Owen County High School Guidance Counselor’s Office with the deadline being May 10, 2016.

  • Leadership Owen County learns the ins and outs of local healthcare

    On Wednesday, April 6, the 2016 Leadership Owen County class participants had the opportunity to expand their knowledge regarding healthcare availability in Owen County.

    They spent the day listening to healthcare professionals present information on their particular areas of expertise and visiting some of the facilities in the community.

    Diane Coleman, of Three Rivers District Health Department, provided a wealth of information regarding the multifaceted services they provide.

  • At the Library | May 4, 2016

    Make and Take: Mother’s Day Purse Organizer

    Just in time for Mother’s Day, come in and craft a handy multipurpose organizer to give mom as a gift. Come for the craft and leave with a gift. All supplies provided, from 2-4 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Baby and Toddler Open Play

  • High water leads to tragedy near Branch

    The predominant news in the Branch this week is rain.

    I have become fascinated with the channel 27’s weather map. The storms block out DirecTV, so I turn to the weather map and watch the red and yellow blobs moving slowly across the Franklin County line and into my little area of Owen. You can tell I lead an exciting life.

  • Library to host blood drive May 13

    Area residents are invited to be lifesavers at the upcoming Kentucky Blood Center blood drive.

    The blood drive will be held at from 1-4:30 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Owen County Public Library inside the community room.

    Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test. Results will be posted within five days after the blood drive at kybloodcenter.org.

  • Civil Air Patrol cadets visit Owen County EMS

    Civil Air Patrol Frankfort Squadron’s Owenton Flight went on a field trip to Owen County EMS last Thursday night. EMT Rucker, Paramedic Emily Kercheval, and Fire Chief Rob Chaney gave a tour of the facility and one of the ambulances. The EMS crew demonstrated life saving techniques on a training dummy and gave the cadets a hands on experience that was top notch.

  • Senior Activities | May 4-10, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long.

    If you need a ride, please contact Owen County Transit at 502-750-2828.

    (Today) Wednesday, May 4: 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters – Mother’s Day tea by Burlington Pharmacy and Carroll County Senior Center.

    Thursday, May 5: 9 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. Extension office – education.

  • At the Library | April 27, 2016

    Kids Cook: Snacks

    Learn how to make your own snacks. If you enjoy having fun in the kitchen and eating, this class is for you. Appropriate for children 9 and up, beginning at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    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 children.

    Stuffed Animal Pet Show