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Today's Features

  • Owen County Schools recently welcomed community leaders during the Owen County Leadership Educational Day with multiple presentations showing the visitors what students are taught in the classroom, celebrating academic achievements and also promoting how students can participate in a variety of extracurricular programs.

    The day began at Owen County Primary School, highlighting Dr. Seuss Day celebrated by the staff and students. Principal Sharen Hubbard welcomed the group with breakfast in the media center and with displays of projects completed by the elementary students.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • 4-H Dog Club

    The Dog Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 17, outside of the Owen County Extension Office. Owen County Search and Rescue will be giving a special presentation, weather permitting. If the weather is bad, please call the office to find out if the club is still meeting. The Dog Club is for youth ages 9-18 as of January 1, 2016. Youth do not have to have a dog to participate.

    4-H Small Engines Club

  • This is a week of transition. Winter is ending, jobs that need doing inside are now being done in lieu of better weather to come and calving is about over.

    Daylight Saving is changing this coming weekend. Everybody will spring forward.

    Basketball is into the season ending tournaments and Downton Abbey has left the building. I have no idea what I will do with my Sunday nights in the future, but I guess I’ll think of something.

  • BY JESSI WILLIAMS
    Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 255,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • The five Owen County High School students who participated in the annual Rotary speech contest held Feb. 29 during the Owenton Rotary meeting at the Smith House Restaurant, left to right: Junior Audrey Hager, Freshman Kaitlyn Parker, Sophomores Emily Cammack, Breanna Schadler and Ashley Howard.
    The students had to prepare and memorize a 5-8 minute speech. This year’s theme was, “Gift To the World.” Cammack received third place, Hager second place and Parker first place. Parker will advance on to the next level to represent Owen County.

  • The Owen County Public Library is delighted to announce a series of hands-on art experiences for the whole family.

    Beginning in April patrons will be able to create art work once a month with Jennifer Zingg of Full Circle Gallery in Frankfort.

    Zingg is nationally known for her stunning figurative and zoological sculpture using gourds and she makes learning about art processes fun and rewarding.

    Her series is titled “Meet Kentucky Masters” and she has selected a well-known Kentucky artist as her focus for each class session.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    The Principals Advisory Council and GRIT Team at OCHS hosted Chamber of Commerce members on Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Leadership Owen program.

    The PAC and GRIT team held a meeting Friday, Feb. 26, to plan what would be a day to showcase all that OCHS has to offer students.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

    The Kentucky Division of Water may contact you for a variety of reasons. The division’s mission is “to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.”

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm…I can barely stand the wait! I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.