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Today's Features

  • Some amazing things were discovered May 4 when Leadership Owen County 2016 spent the day learning about services for children.

    Through the Youth Services Center over 500 children from the Owen County School system have visited a college campus. Preschool/Head Start classes are offered at the Owen County Lower Elementary School through Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC).

    “We impact around a 100 students a year”, Director of Preschool Program Heather Alger said.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season. The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant. I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment!

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dalton Mertz, from New Liberty, recently received a $1,000 United Producers Inc. Scholarship.

    Mertz, the son of Roy Mertz, currently studies animal science at the University of Kentucky.

  • 4-H Camp Orientation

    If your child is already signed up for 4-H Summer Camp, you and your child will need to attend an orientation meeting at the extension office. The remaining orientation session will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 23. We will also be taking care of class sign-up during orientation, so it’s important your child be there. The camp is currently full, so new applicants will be put on a waiting list.

  • God smiled on the farmers this week. Teri and I went to Carrollton on Saturday to a birthday reunion. From the time I left the house and all the way to Owenton, there were large rolls of hay in every field I passed. I had to take the detour around Owenton and I saw country I didn’t know existed and there were more rolls of hay.

  • ROTARY AWARDS

    Fifth Grade: McKenna McNay, Teagan Moore

    Sixth Grade: Alexis Moore, Charlie Baumann

    Seventh Grade: Shelby Sams, Gabe Maurer

    Eighth Grade: Shelby Barnes, Kevin Smith

    PERFECT ATTENDANCE

    Fifth Grade: Allison Arnce, Lilly Baumann, Nash Cammack, Makayla Ford, Kaileigh Grider, Austin Halfhill, Abram Handy, Anel Villa Ibarra, Layla Kelly, Brady Kemper, McKenna McNay, Maggie Ponder, Jackson Prather, Eli Rice, Rachel Rist, Wyatt Traylor

  • BY STEVE MUSEN
    OWEN EXTENSION AGENT FOR AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    The intestinal tracts of all mammals have various types of bacteria as part of their natural intestinal microflora. There are many opportunities for young children to be exposed to these bacteria, such as pets, friends, etc. Our state’s most recent salmonella outbreak is a harsh reminder of this as many of the victims are children.

  • BY JENNEN WICHE
    WEEKEND GARDENER

    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before July 4th! But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night. Last year the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.

  • 4-H Small Engines Club

    The Small Engines Club will meet on June 18 and will be doing an activity at the tractor show at the OC Fairgrounds. Please call the office for times and more info at 502-484-5703.

    4-H Water Camp

    Owen County 4-H and Bluegrass Greensource will be hosting a water environmental camp at the extension office June 20-23. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Please call 502-484-5703 to register your child.

    4-H Camp Orientation

  • The sun is shining and the first week of June has slipped by me while I wasn’t looking.

    Fay said they finally got some garden planted, as did Billy Ballenger. Tomatoes and corn will be a little late this year. The weatherman said no rain this week so they were headed for the hay field this morning, as are most of the farmers in this area.