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  • Owen Co. is home to two certified roadside markets

    Owen County is home to two of the 106 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Owen County members are: Ayres Farm Orchard and Michels Family Farm.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Special Achievement: Wolfe Greene

    Wolfe Greene has been selected to attend the Duke/TUNL Research Experience for Undergraduates hosted by Duke University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratories.
    The TUNL is jointly operated by Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill – the three universities in the so called “Research Triangle” area of North Carolina. He will stay at Duke May through Aug.  5.
    Wolfe is a junior this year at the University of Evansville in Ind.
    He is the son of Mike and Vicki Greene.

  • Musical friends

    On Jan. 13-14 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kirsten Parker competed a two-level competition  and performed for The Flute Society of Kentucky. Top photo: Parker meets with  artist and master teacher Walfrid Kujala of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and professor of flute at Northwestern University.Bottom photo: Parker was chosen as the 2012 Flute Society of Kentucky Junior Soloist. She is the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker.
     

  • Happy birthday, Dr. Suess

    March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday
    At OCPS, we celebrated it in a very special way.
    We all had a really good time.
    I’ll tell you about it in this rhyme.
    On Monday, we read Cat in the Hat,
    On our heads our favorite hats sat.  
    Green Eggs and Ham was our book on Tuesday
    We all wore green, not red or blue or gray.
    The next day, Wacky Wednesday was our book
    And people were dressed wacky everywhere you look.
    On Thursday, we read Fox in Socks

  • Outstanding musicians

    Eighth-grade students Kirsten Parker and John Randall Towles were recently selected through individual auditions to be a part of the 2012 Northern Kentucky Select Band. They performed with other middle school students across the northern Kentucky area March 8-10 at Northern Kentucky University. Kirsten plays the flute and John plays the tuba for the Maurice Bowling Middle School Band. It has been four years since someone from the Owen County School District has been chosen for this honor. Kirsten is the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker. John is the son of Randy and Kasey Towles.

  • Agriculture News: An update on tobacco production

    By KIM STROHMEIER
    Extension agent for agriculture

    An update meeting is scheduled for those planning on raising tobacco this coming year. Topics will focus on new varieties, fertilizer application, managing diseases and suggested good agricultural practices.
    The meeting will be held March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesville Firehouse.
    A chili supper will be provided, so pre-registration is needed from the Grant County Extension Office at 859-824-3355.

    Grain production meeting

  • Leadership Owen County: 2012 Education day

    The old saying goes ‘you’re never too old to learn.’
    Our Leadership Team had the privilege to enrich our knowledge of the Owen County schools.
    We began our day at Owen County Elementary with Charlotte Elkins (DDP) and her support staff such as Jimmy Sutherland (transportation), Karen Wash (health), Beverly Marcum (family resource), Becky Mefford (youth services), Veronica Gayle (adult education) and Kathy Resetar (community education).
    Elkins explained the importance of the children’s attendance.

  • Spruce up Owen County during Clean-up Week

    Adopt-a-Highway groups poised to ‘spring clean’ roadsides, help preserve Kentucky’s scenic beauty
    Spring Clean Week in Owen County is March 18-24
    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 18-24.

  • Looking for Bleu’s clues

    After weeks of searching a local family recently found their missing Siberian Husky in a plastic garbage bag and is now offering a $1,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.
    Joy Botkins and her family were originally offering a $500 reward for anyone helping to find the dog, Bleu, who went missing Feb. 22.
    The dog’s carcass was found March 4 in an unoccupied section of Sawdridge Creek Road.

  • Father hopes new business with be legacy for son

    Making money and serving the public wasn’t the only thing on Darren Wolford’s mind when he decided to start up a new lawn care service in Owen County.
    He was looking to the future and hoping to build a legacy for his son.
    Although his son Blake, 16, will soon be off for college, Darren Wolford said he started “Love My Lawn” as a way to help ensure a financial future and bond the pair even further.
    “I wanna teach him everything I know,” Darren Wolford said. “This a venture that we can do together.”