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Today's Features

  • Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30, 2016 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.

    Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:

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

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much; I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • What a beautiful weekend – warm, sunny and a pleasant breeze for a change from the howling winds we have been having.

    The hunting shack’s parking area was full of pickups. I knew there must be some kind of hunting season. I asked Tim Chisholm at church what they were hunting now and he said turkey, but he countered with a question of his own, “Did you hear that big boom as you were coming to church?”

  • Ricky and Patsy Fitzgerald of Owenton would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mariah Ellen Fitzgerald, to James Philip Keith, son of Sam and Carol Taylor, and Philip Keith of Owenton.

    The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23 at the First Christian Church in Owenton. Invitations were sent to out-of-town guests only. All family and friends are invited.

  • The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron took advantage of this year’s spring break.

    The cadets took off, literally, with 13 orientation flights Sunday. Monday was a day with helicopters and Tuesday was spent at the IF Aerospace Conference.

    On Sunday, CAP brought in four pilots and planes to the Capital City Airport.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • The weather man said March will finally leave us this week and we’ll get some spring weather. It’s about time. This is a bit much, even for Kentucky.

    I have had a fire all week. John brought over more wood, thinking this week was going to be cold too. My bones take more heat than the average person. He is finally over his cold and feeling much better.

  • On Wednesday, March 9, Kaitlyn Parker had the honor of representing OCHS at the girls Sweet 16 basketball games at Northern Kentucky University by singing the National Anthem.

    Kaitlyn completed the audition process and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the opening session.

    The Owen County Rebel Band and Owen County High School are proud to announce that once again one of our finest was selected to participate in the 2016 Northern Kentucky Band Directors Association Select Band.

  • The Owen County Arts Council and the Owen County Public Library are partnering to present a poetry reading featuring local poets starting at 7 p.m. at the library on Friday, April 22.

    The event is not only an opportunity to join in the statewide celebration of National Poetry Month, but it is also the perfect time to find out more about what the local arts council has to offer, including its upcoming annual arts festival, according to council president, Barbara Duvall.