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Today's News

  • Spring break could be used for make up days

    The Owen County School Board approved a vote to change the order in which additional makeup days for school closings would be used at its Feb. 16 meeting.

    Charlotte Elkins, director of pupil personnel, presented the current calendar along with possible options to the board.

    As of press time Tuesday morning, the last day of school for Owen County students is May 26.

  • Family raises physically active son with heart defect

    Michael and Tabatha Lawrence are raising their four children in Glencoe. After having two sons they welcomed a third into the world and discovered soon after he had a heart defect.

    When Mason Lawrence, who is now 11 years old, was only 10 days old, doctors were checking his upper-respiratory system and discovered a problem, his mother Tabatha said.

    “It (was) a murmur and that’s what sent us to the cardiologist,” she said.

  • Pleasant Home mortsafes shrouded in mystery

    The iron cage surrounds the tombstone, and though grass and vines vie for a place beside the monument, the cage in the Pleasant Home Cemetery has steadfastly stood its ground for many years.

    The road to the cemetery still bears the name Lowdenback, in honor of the Lowdenback family who first put down roots in this small community located near Gratz.

  • Seventh week of the 2016 General Assembly marks halfway point

    The seventh week of the 2016 General Assembly marked the halfway point of the 60-day session and saw the passage of a contested education measure that would change the evaluation method of the Kentucky Academic Standards.

    Critics have characterized the current standards as bureaucratic burdens that have kept teachers from teaching. Furthermore, the standards were misaligned with student assessments.

  • Looking back | Feb. 24, 2016

    Spring showers bring high waters
    Mar. 2, 2011
    5 years ago

  • Court News | Feb. 24, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court
    Feb. 9, 2016

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to March 14.

    Larenzo Berry, 1993, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to March 14.

    Amanda J. Burke, 1986, tampering with physical evidence, failure to appear.

    Todd A. Burke, 1995, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking, sentencing set for March 22.

  • Special visitor scheduled to visit Owen library

    Luke Saunier, Fire Chief with the Kentucky Division of Forestry will present a fun presentation with lots of audience participation after school at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 3.

    Those attending will learn how the plants in the forest communicate with each other through an audience-engaging skit where children build a forest and act out the roles of trees, insects and nature.

    There will also be an informative analysis on the importance of trees and plants to Kentucky from a biological, sociological and economic perspective geared for students in grades K-8.

  • At the Library | Feb. 24, 2016

    We are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss at the library. Drop in anytime between Feb. 24-26 for rotating crafts activities, Suess style. Help us celebrate one of our most favorite children’s authors.

    We are also planning a field trip from the library to the Friendly Market in northern Kentucky for March 9. The proprietors of the businesses there will be on hand to share their knowledge of spices, fine olive oils, meats and teas with us.

  • Harrod's birthday remains a big surprise

    What an absolutely beautiful weekend.

    John Harrod finally had his birthday party. Because I got confused about the actual date of his birthday and put the “surprise party” in the paper a week too soon and blew the surprise, Tona postponed the party till this Saturday.

    John told me he had seen the column and saw a surprise party was planned, but he didn’t say anything about knowing about it and planned to be surprised when it was sprung on him.

  • HOSA to compete in state competition with Zumba routine

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    “Lose the Excuses, Find Results!” is the project title for the OCHS Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at their upcoming state competition.

    The HOSA state competition has numerous project categories with awards for the top three entries in each division. Winners are invited to compete at the national HOSA competition in Nashville, Tenn. during the summer.