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Today's Features

  • SPARTA – The Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) is pleased to announce that Arielle M. Columbia, Sparta, has been named as a 2016 KMHI Scholarship Award recipient. Arielle received one of five $1,000 scholarship awarded in April to graduating high school seniors who currently reside in manufactured homes in Kentucky.

  • By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    As part of the Take A Stand initiative, the Owen County High School student body attended an assembly on Thursday, April 14.

    The topic of substance abuse hit very close to home with senior Courtney Gullion, who lost a cousin to the pull of addiction and has extended family in recovery from substance abuse.

  • By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Another group of Owen County High School students are finishing up their first semester in college … during high school.

    OCHS offers the unique opportunity of an Early College Program through Jefferson Community and Technical College to students who wish to earn college credit at a fraction of the cost.

    Those enrolled ride a bus to the JCTC Carrollton campus a few days each week for morning classes, then return to OCHS for the rest of their high school classes.

  • 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?