Features http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/features/todaysfeatures en BACK TO SCHOOL http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/back-school <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bts.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>The News-Herald sent out new teacher questionnaires to the Owen County School District&rsquo;s new hires. Below are the answers we received.<br /> </em></p> <p> <strong>Owen County Lower/Upper Elementary:</strong></p> <p> <strong>Angie Buechel</strong></p> <p> Hometown: &ldquo;I was born and raised in Independence, Ky. and currently live in Florence, Ky. &ldquo;</p> <p> Grade/subject: Preschool</p> This column now written in air conditioning http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/column-now-written-air-conditioning <p> Most of the news this week involves the U.S. Hwy. 127 Yard Sale.</p> <p> Wanda, along with her mother, brothers and sister, were up to their elbows in it. Joyce loaned her big yard and lot to people to setup. Charles and Tess, with some help from Noel, cooked and served lunch to the visitors and Wanda, Ray and Barbara had wagon loads of &ldquo;stuff&rdquo; for sale.</p> Ribbon cutting held at Owen Electric’s distributed generation facility http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/ribbon-cutting-held-owen-electric%E2%80%99s-distributed-generation-facility <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/owenelec1.jpg" alt="Steve Killian, Whayne Power Systems; Robert True, Owen Electric Board of Directors Chairman; David ‘Milkweed’ Wotier, Owenton Mayor; Mark Stallons, President and CEO of Owen Electric Cooperative; Frank Harshaw, President and CEO of Harshaw Trane; and Casey Ellis, Owen County Judge Executive prepare to cut the ribbon at Owen Electric’s distributed generation facility. " title="Steve Killian, Whayne Power Systems; Robert True, Owen Electric Board of Directors Chairman; David ‘Milkweed’ Wotier, Owenton Mayor; Mark Stallons, President and CEO of Owen Electric Cooperative; Frank Harshaw, President and CEO of Harshaw Trane; and Casey Ellis, Owen County Judge Executive prepare to cut the ribbon at Owen Electric’s distributed generation facility. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /> Preparing and planting fall vegetables in Ky. http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/preparing-and-planting-fall-vegetables-ky <p> <strong>BY STEVE MUSEN</strong><br /> Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources</p> <p> It&rsquo;s not too late to continue to enjoy your garden and to add new plantings. You can grow a variety of produce in Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks and have several fresh items available well into the fall.</p> Uneven corn due to poor pollination in smaller home gardens http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/uneven-corn-due-poor-pollination-smaller-home-gardens <p> <strong>By JENEEN WICHE</strong><br /> Weekend Gardener</p> <p> Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?</p> Cobb wins Ky. Department of Agriculture poster contest http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/cobb-wins-ky-department-agriculture-poster-contest <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cobb-quarles.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Sydney Cobb was recently selected as the first place winner of the 2016 Kentucky Department of Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest.</p> <p> Cobb&rsquo;s entry was selected as the most outstanding among entries from sixth graders across the Commonwealth, representing this year&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future.&rdquo;</p> The canning continues at the Branch http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/canning-continues-branch <p> It has been a long hot week. Wanda and Ray went to Bro. Ken Underwood&rsquo;s funeral last Monday at Buck Run church. After leaving Monterey, he served at that church for 12 years. Karen and Butch Lawrence&rsquo;s son Andrew, who is now a minister at The Point church in Frankfort, spoke at his grandfather&rsquo;s service. Wanda said he did a great job. I know it must have been hard for him.</p> Bethany School get-together held at Corinth http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/bethany-school-get-together-held-corinth <p> <strong>BY EMILY BURFORD</strong><br /> Special to the News-Herald</p> <p> The Bethany School annual get-together was held Saturday, July 9, at Noble Restaurant at Corinth. A total of 19 people showed up for the event, a good time was had.</p> <p> Those attending were Elizabeth Dunavent, Linda Clifton Allnutt, Lois Mefford Skirvin, Jim and Betty Lawrence, Geneva Seale, Melvin Mason, Donald Crupper, Jimmy Rose, Ernest (Buck) Smith and Sara, Naomi Shivers, Jean Murphy, Duard and Ann Glass, Victor and Judy Wagenschein, Frank and Emily Burford.</p>