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Around Owen County

  • 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

    Perfect Attendance

  • Church News for April 20

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We appreciate Bro. Craigmyle leading us in worship Sunday. It was a wonderful day for celebrating Jesus! We had special communion service in evening worship. We had good attendance Sunday. Keep coming. If you are not actively involved in a church, we invite you to worship with us at 9:45 for small groups, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship time each Sunday. Wednesday we have AWANA at 6 and Bible study/prayer meeting at 6:30. If you need transportation, call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

  • Three Rivers announces news rules for WIC

    Effective April 1, the guidelines for determining income eligibility for the food supplement program, commonly known as WIC, were increased. The increase will make more families eligible for services.
    WIC provides:
    • Nutrition education and limited health screenings
    • Breast-feeding promotion and education
    • Monthly vouchers for nutritious food
    • Referrals to other needed health care services
    Services are provided for:
    • Pregnant women
    • Breast-feeding women

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

    2011 DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the sign-up deadline 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.

    2011 crop reporting

  • Middle School honor roll

    Third Nine Weeks
    Sixth-Grade
    Super Honor Roll

    Hailey Chappell, Skye DeCandia, Molly Gamble, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Marlee Lathrem, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Chris Snawder, Josh Spaulding, Ashley Willis, Morgan Woodyard

    Regular Honor Roll

  • Owen emergency official urges preparedness

    Rick Morgan, Owen County EM director,  reminds Owen County residents that Kentucky is declaring March 2011 as Severe Storms Awareness Month, urging all Kentuckians to be prepared for severe weather.  
    If the lights go out, are you prepared?  That is a simple but necessary question that we must all ask ourselves.  
    In the event of a power outage, something as simple as having a flashlight, radio and extra batteries available can make you and your family more comfortable.   

  • Community Events

    GED practice test available at no charge

    The Adult Learning Center is offering the official practice test for the GED free through the month of March. If interested, call 484-0405 for an appointment.

  • If you rent spaces, contact local health department

    Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind anyone planning to rent campsites or open a campground in coordination with any event including, but not limited to, the upcoming Sprint Cup NASCAR race in Sparta this July, must contact the local health department for proper guidelines and permitting.  
    A permit is required to operate any campground used to rent spaces for two or more motorhomes, RVs, and all camping units as per 902 KAR 15020.