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Today's Features

  • BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

    It’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.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    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?

  • Sydney Cobb was recently selected as the first place winner of the 2016 Kentucky Department of Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest.

    Cobb’s entry was selected as the most outstanding among entries from sixth graders across the Commonwealth, representing this year’s theme, “Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future.”

  • It has been a long hot week. Wanda and Ray went to Bro. Ken Underwood’s funeral last Monday at Buck Run church. After leaving Monterey, he served at that church for 12 years. Karen and Butch Lawrence’s son Andrew, who is now a minister at The Point church in Frankfort, spoke at his grandfather’s service. Wanda said he did a great job. I know it must have been hard for him.

  • BY EMILY BURFORD
    Special to the News-Herald

    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.

    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.

  • BY LARRY KARSNER
    Director, Owen County Emergency Management

    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

    Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Swallow Rail was the name my Dad gave the farm more than 30 years ago. He wanted it to be relevant, reflecting the spatial and natural qualities of his 18 acres in western Shelby County. His inspiration came from the swallows that swoop and swerve so adeptly in open fields, catching insects on the fly. The rail of Swallow Rail comes from the two railroad tracks that flank either end of the road.

  • The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Owen County Agricultural Extension office at 265 Ellis Highway in Owenton.

  • 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.