NAP and RMA Insurance participants are reminded of upcoming final planting dates for 2011 crops.
Burley tobacco: June 20
Corn for grain: June 15 for NAP participants
Soybeans: June 15 for NAP participants
For prevented planted crops, producers have until July 15 to report any prevented planted acreage, with the exception of small grains.
Katherine Gilson, health educator with the Three Rivers District Health Department, is among 25 recent graduates of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute, a year-long development program for practitioners in the field of public health.
Gilson was awarded a certificate in public health leadership from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in April.
Funded by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), KPHLI is one of 35 leadership institutes located throughout the United States.
As another school year finally winds down, many high school seniors are looking toward the future with anticipation — and apprehension. The ever-rising cost of post-secondary education makes it difficult for some students to see past graduation night, especially if they are considering a vocation in medicine.
Life, family, love and heritage are explored in a new collection of poetry by Owen County native Sherry Chandler.
Through the poems in “Weaving a New Eden,” Chandler reveals a slice of long-forgotten Owen County life.
Chandler, who recently shared her work at a reading at the Owen County Public Library, was born near Sweet Owen along Eagle Creek and the Kentucky River.
Doreen McElroy wants a bench outside the new Monterey Community Center so people in downtown Monterey will have a place to sit down with neighbors and shoot the breeze.
Her idea was one of several presented Thursday night when more than a dozen concerned Monterey residents gathered to discuss plans for the new center.
“We had lots of very good ideas,” McElroy said. “It was a very good meeting and I think everyone was happy with the turnout.”
McElroy said she was impressed with the wide range of ideas and the amount of thought people put into what they want the center to be.
A second suspect in an alleged theft that took place in May was recently indicted along with the original suspect.
Christy L. Gaines, 28, was indicted June 7 along with Larry B. Gaines on the charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property with a value over $500 and receiving stolen property (firearm).
The two allegedly broke into the home of Russell Hinkle on Mountain Island Road.
After almost being forced to shut down because of financial problems, the Owen County Historical Society Museum is back on its feet and planning a day of history appreciation as a way of giving back to the community for its generous donations.
Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Williams-Baker said an Owen County History Appreciation and Dedication Day will take place at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25.
A fire that started in an electrical power box led to the demolition of an Owen County home.
The fire took place Friday morning at 375 Old Arlon Road, off Mountain Island Road.
South Owen Fire Chief Brian Perry said those living at the home had problems with the electrical box the night before.
“The next day they left and had been gone about 20 minutes when their neighbors noticed a fire,” Perry said.
The South Owen Fire Department received the call a little before lunchtime, Perry said.
The fire caused a total loss and two dogs and a rabbit died during the fire, Perry said.
All Owen County cattle producers and their families are invited to attend the next Cattlemen’s Association meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the extension office.
The program, “A Taste of Beef,” will focus on the end use of the product you sell. Supper will include an assortment of beef recipes, so if you enjoy eating beef, you’ll love this program.
However, it’s going to be important that we know how many folks to prepare for, so today you will need to call the extension office for reservations at (502) 484-5703.