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Today's Features

  • University of Louisville sophomore Miranda Mason has received an Etscorn International Summer Research Award to travel to Athens to explore socialized health care and the impact of Greece’s difficult economic situation on public health.

    She will intern at Evaggelismos Hospital (public) and Iaso Hospital (private) in Athens. The $4,000 scholarship was awarded to Mason by the College of Arts and Sciences and another $1,000 came from the university’s study abroad office.

  • Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are once again proud to be Platinum Sponsors of the 2016 Special Olympics State Summer Games.

    The statewide games take place June 3-5 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and will include competitions in track and field, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce and flag football. Along with sponsorship, several Owen Electric employees will volunteer to work at the event.

  • BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Controlling mosquitos is challenging to say the least. You may even think you are fighting a never-ending battle. With mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home environment. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Once again we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had 4 nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods! 7 months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

  • OWENTON – The recently formed Owen County High School Alumni Association will host its first annual Alumni Reunion Banquet on Saturday, June 11, Mike Haines, the association’s president, announced.

    The event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Maurice Bowling Middle School, with the doors opening at 5 p.m. There will be a social hour to give alumni and their guests an opportunity to get reacquainted before dinner which will be served at 6 p.m.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Six students, armed with paint brushes and rollers, spent their Saturday morning volunteering at a little senior center in northern Kentucky.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Epoch Fellowship Church will be hosting a Take a Stand event on Wednesday, May 25 for students from fifth-12th grade.

    The Take a Stand Initiative was created to encourage students to stand up against addictions and substance abuse, as well as advocate awareness to students and the community as a whole about a growing problem in Northern Kentucky. The events are designed to promote having a good time with friends without the influence of addictive substances.

  • BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    In its continued commitment to provide members with safe, reliable and affordable energy, Owen Electric Cooperative has partnered with Harshaw Trane to construct a 2 MW (megawatt) natural gas generation facility.

    Excavators broke ground in March, preparing the foundation of the new facility set by crane Tuesday morning. The unit consists of a single, enclosed Caterpillar Model G3516H natural gas-fueled, 1988 kW generator; it is located adjacent to the headquarters building.

  • BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    With summer rapidly approaching, farm work is under way in earnest and that often means moving equipment along Kentucky’s roadways. Collisions on public roadways involving farm machinery take place each year especially during the busy spring planting and fall harvest times.  Thus, people driving farm machinery and motor vehicles need to be especially careful and watchful in the days ahead.