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Around Owen County

  • Students following in strong footsteps

    On April 15, the Owen County Primary Leadership Class held its second-annual luncheon.  
    The seven young leaders greeted guests from all the businesses that they had visited over the year.  
    Peoples Bank, First Farmers Bank, Owen Electric, Owen Dental Center, New Horizons Family Practice, the Owen County Extension Office, and staff members from the Owen County Courthouse participated in the event.  

  • Deadline nears for 2012 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments

    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for producers with corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat bases will continue through June 1.
    Producers are encouraged to visit the farm service center to complete their 2012 DCP contract.  USDA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm.  
    Eligible producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.  

  • Ayres Orchard to host statewide field day May 17

    The Monterey apple orchard owned by Larry and Sherry Ayres will be the site for a state-wide Fruit Growers Field Day next week.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture department is organizing a field day to focus on various aspects of orchard management.  The field day will be held May 17, starting at 10 a.m.
    Topics to be covered include managing insects in an orchard, fruit rot problems, the potentials of growing pears, and, something that is of particular concern in this area, orchard wildlife management.

  • Extension service news: Spend wise this year

    By Judy Hetterman

  • Rain sparks flood-safety tips

    By Rick Morgan
    EM director, Owen County Emergency Management Office
    If a flood is likely in your area, you should listen to the radio or television for information. Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move. Be aware of streams, drainage channels, canyons, and other areas known to flood suddenly.  
    Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without such typical warnings as rain clouds or heavy rain.

  • Recess before lunch means less food wasted

    Students who are physically active before lunch are more likely to eat better and learn better.
    Teachers report that students have better health and behave better if recess is scheduled before lunch. When students return from lunch, they are ready to learn and there is no need for a cool-down period following recess.
    Another benefit is the reduction of waste. Schools generating 15 bags of trash prior to implementing the recess period before lunch, had only five bags of waste afterward.

  • Cattle call

    Kirby Sparrow of Owenton, right, exhibited the Brown Swiss Milk Production Award winner at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

  • Agricultural News By Kim Strohmeier

    Many farmers are continuing to look for ideas that they can use to increase income from their farms. Here’s one possibility.
     The University of Kentucky Horticulture Department has put out a demonstration plot of field mums on the David Chappell farm on Gratz Road.  They will be demonstrating what is involved in the production of mums in a field demonstration at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  
    The demonstration will be held at his farm at 2300 Gratz Road — about two miles west of Owenton on Hwy. 22, and about a quarter mile past South Fork Road.

  • Mason family holds reunion

  • MBMS announces student awards

    Rotary Awards
    Sixth Grade — Rebecca Rollins, Jordan Prather
    Seventh Grade — Makenzie Davis, John Randall Towles
    Eighth Grade — Autumn Gover, Dalton Mears

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