Features http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en Hall to celebrate 104th birthday http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/hall-celebrate-104th-birthday <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lucy-hall.jpg" alt="&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;center&gt;Lucy Hall&lt;/center&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;" title="&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;center&gt;Lucy Hall&lt;/center&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;" align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> Ms. Lucy Hall will celebrate her 104th birthday with a potluck dinner to be held at 7 p.m., Friday, at the Owen County Extension Office, located at 265 Ellis Hwy., Owenton. Please bring a dish and help the family celebrate this special birthday with Lucy.</p> The lawn mower battle continues http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/lawn-mower-battle-continues <p> Winners, best of show named for 2016 Owen County Fair http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/winners-best-show-named-2016-owen-county-fair <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/top-individual.jpg" alt="Jeremiah Jury, named top exhibitor, is pictured with Judy Hetterman." title="Jeremiah Jury, named top exhibitor, is pictured with Judy Hetterman." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The following participants in exhibits at this year&rsquo;s Owen County Fair received honors for top exhibitors and best in show awards for the following departments.</p> <p> The top exhibitor this year was Jeremiah Jury. The top exhibitor recognition is awarded to the Owen Countian receiving the highest total number of points in an open class division.</p> <p> The top family award went to Hannah and Rachel Howard. The top family award is given to the Owen County family receiving the highest total number of points in an open class division.</p> Gill represents Owen at UK’s Rising Scholars program http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/gill-represents-owen-uk%E2%80%99s-rising-scholars-program <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0833.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Lindsay Gill, right, is greeted by a representative from the University of Kentucky 2016 Rising Scholars program on July 15, 2016. Gill represented Owen County High School at the program. The Rising Scholars program recognizes achievement by outstanding sophomores across the commonwealth and also presents opportunities available to those students.</p> Owen Electric Cooperative’s power supplier seeks Kentucky PSC approval for new solar project http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-electric-cooperative%E2%80%99s-power-supplier-seeks-kentucky-psc-approval-new-solar-project <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/solar.jpg" alt="A conceptual rendering of the proposed 8.5 megawatt solar project in Clark County. The 60-acre facility would have 32,000 solar panels, making it one of the largest solar farms in the commonwealth." title="A conceptual rendering of the proposed 8.5 megawatt solar project in Clark County. The 60-acre facility would have 32,000 solar panels, making it one of the largest solar farms in the commonwealth." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>BY WHITNEY DUVALL</strong><br /> Owen Electric Communications and Marketing Manager</p> <p> OWENTON &ndash; Owen Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that its wholesale power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, last Friday filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky.</p> Preventing hay from catching fire on the farm http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/preventing-hay-catching-fire-farm <p> <strong>BY STEVE MUSEN</strong><br /> Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources</p> <p> You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moisture levels and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.</p> <p> Generally, hay will begin a heating phase within one to two days after baling. During this time, you should monitor hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.</p> Troubleshooting tomatoes that are not thriving in the garden http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/troubleshooting-tomatoes-are-not-thriving-garden <p> <strong>BY JENEEN WICHE</strong><br /> Weekend Gardener</p> <p> We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer. We also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases. This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season!</p> Class of 1956 celebrates 60th reunion http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/class-1956-celebrates-60th-reunion <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/60threunion_web.jpg" alt="The Owen County High School Class of 1956 had its 60th reunion Saturday, July 2 at the Owen County Extension Office. Fourteen graduates attended the reunion. Pictured left to right, first row: Doris Ellis Kistner, Violet Keith Raisor, Sue Perkins Ashcraft, Joyce Baker Wong and guest Loraine Simpson. Second row: Emily Leach Burford, Geneva Mason Seale, Geri Stivers Jones, Ella Dempsey Robinson and William Simpson. Back row: Charles Robinson, Frank Burford, Tom Olds, Billy Crowder and Tommy Kemper. Everyone had a grew time and wonderful food, provided by Gary and Betty Grigsby. We missed the ones that could not be with us." title="The Owen County High School Class of 1956 had its 60th reunion Saturday, July 2 at the Owen County Extension Office. Fourteen graduates attended the reunion. Pictured left to right, first row: Doris Ellis Kistner, Violet Keith Raisor, Sue Perkins Ashcraft, Joyce Baker Wong and guest Loraine Simpson. Second row: Emily Leach Burford, Geneva Mason Seale, Geri Stivers Jones, Ella Dempsey Robinson and William Simpson. Back row: Charles Robinson, Frank Burford, Tom Olds, Billy Crowder and Tommy Kemper. Everyone had a grew time and wonderful food, provided by Gary and Betty Grigsby. We missed the ones that could not be with us." align="left" hspace="6" />