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Today's News

  • Winter berries come in all sorts of colors, bring joy to wildlife

    by Jeneen Wiche

  • Check the fishing shop if you lose husband at mall

    by Roger Alford

  • I may have missed the snow and marching bands, but I didn’t miss God’s grace

    We had been planning this particular weekend for months, Part One of our Christmas 2016 Celebration Extravaganza.
    Part Two happens on Dec. 24 with a trip to Orlando for a replay of a Christmas Eve we spent there two years ago.
    We had begun with a Christmas Eve service at a church near the downtown area, followed by pizza and hot, gooey garlic knots.

  • Church News | Dec. 14, 2016

    Monterey Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    One of the joys of this season is coming together to renew our community ties. We invite you to join us at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, for a worship service that will include a children’s Christmas play. Then, at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 25, as we will observe the Christmas story sung in all the favorite Christmas carols. Come sing and celebrate with us. Come early and stay after to enjoy conversation and refreshments on both dates.

  • New high-rise hotels remake Northern Kentucky riverfront

    By Chris Mayhew
    Ketnucky Enquirer
    NEWPORT – Posh new hotels are remaking Campbell County’s riverfront skyline.
    The new six-story Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton with 122 rooms opened Dec. 2 at 222 York St., Newport. Amenities include Northern Kentucky’s only hotel electric car chargers and an indoor saltwater pool.

  • Kentucky Department of Revenue warns of tax scams and recent schemes

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department of Revenue said in a news release that it wants all Kentuckians to be aware of possible schemes that are designed to steal identities and important personal information. As tax season approaches, the department, along with the Internal Revenue Service, and tax industry representatives, reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud.

  • Community Events | Dec. 14, 2016

    FCC Food Pantry will be open Dec. 14 and 17
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 17. To make appointments, call 502-484-3451 or 502-750-3342, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.
    Take the GED for free

  • Gratz wet-dry election slated for Jan. 10

    Only weeks after a countywide wet-dry election failed to pass, a petition was filed at the Owen County Clerk’s Office for an election to be held to vote on the question, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Gratz?”
    Owen County Clerk Laurel P. Stivers and Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis verified the petition, filed Nov. 1. Ellis issued an executive order Nov. 29, setting the date of the election for Jan. 10.

  • Making the case for needle exchange in Owen County

    A year after its first syringe access exchange program (SAEP) discussion with the Owen County Fiscal Court, Three Rivers District Health Department made another plea for the program at the court’s Nov. 22 meeting.
    A last-minute deal reached on Senate Bill 192 at the end of the 2015 legislative session in Frankfort included a provision for regional health departments to oversee needle exchanges, but before an exchange can start, they have to receive approval from city and county governments.

  • Owen County Schools once again named number one in energy savings

    First, Mr. Kentucky Basketball and then Principal of the Year; once again Owen County School District has received statewide recognition by ranking number one in energy savings.
    A report from the School Energy Managers Program (SEMP) said in the last 7 years, 98 percent of Kentucky school districts have reduced their energy use, totaling a savings of $123 million.