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Today's Features

  • The Northern Kentucky Truck Tuggers are hosting a benefit April 9 at the Owen County Fairgrounds in honor of William Tackett, who died in a car accident last year when he was 26 years old, and his son Braydon, who died two months later.
    Proceeds from the event will go to help erect tombstones on their graves.
    Lisa Stewart,  William’s mother and Braydon’s grandmother, arranged for a nice funeral service and burial for her babies and has only recently been able to pay off those expenses.

  • Well, I made it through another basketball-filled weekend. In case someone out there was in a cave someplace and hasn’t heard, the University of Kentucky beat West Virginia. So we march on to next weekend. This time we will face Ohio State. I am filling my head with mundane things so I won’t dwell on it.
    Gardening is something to think about. I have seen several plots that have been plowed.

  • In 1943, Kelly Morrison was hitchhiking, a common practice in the nation at that time. Kelly was returning home after serving over three years in the Air Force during WWII. He was a side gunner on a B-24, also known as the “Liberator,” and had flown 25 missions, had been seriously wounded, and received three medals, including the Purple Heart.

  • Six Owen County teens attended the 2011 4-H District No. 3 Teen Retreat in northern Kentucky. Owen County was one of nine counties represented at the annual retreat where 45 youth were in attendance. At the retreat, the youth attended workshops on creativity and leadership, building relationships, healthy snacks, and stress management. Representing Owen County (from left to right) were Allyson Beverly, Kara Knochelmann, Samantha Perkins, Gracie Roberts, Olivia Karsner, and Claire True.
     

  • Several students with connections to Owen County were recently invited to serve as pages for members of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Brenda and Donald House celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. The couple wed March 15, 1974.

  • Farmers are encouraged to stop by the local Farm Service Agency to make their annual report. For any producers raising small grains, including wheat, your last day to report those crops is May 31.

    DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the deadline for applications is June 1. This is a mandatory deadline for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications. Signatures of all producers receiving a share in DCP payments are required by the June 1 deadline.

  • Most Owen County farmers have an abundance of cedar trees on their land. And, most think that there is absolutely no economic value to the trees, other than holding the world together and providing some wildlife habitat.
    Eastern red cedar might be a bit overlooked, despite it being the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States. The University of Kentucky Extension Service is providing a workshop, “Got Cedar? Now What?” to outline some management and marketing options.

  • I know Ash Wednesday has come and gone, and we’re smack in the middle of Lent, but Ash Wednesday is on my mind.
    This year I went to two Ash Wednesday services, one in the morning and one at night.
    My husband had asked, “Are you that bad?”
    Well, last year I had vowed to give up recreational shopping for the 40 days leading up to Easter and I did well until I resisted not the temptation to buy something that I can’t even remember and probably isn’t even in my closet anymore.