June is the halfway point on the calendar and is highlighted by the longest day of the year: the official start of summer on Friday, June 21 this year.
For Kentucky’s 90,000 plus archery deer hunters, the Summer Solstice seems to trigger another seasonal phenomenon - the need to get ready for the upcoming hunting season.
Kentucky’s 136-day archery deer season opens in late summer, this year 15 days before the first day of fall. The season dates are Sept. 7, 2013 through Jan, 20, 2014.
The Maurice Bowling Middle School track team recently honored some it best.
Andrew Banks and Audrey Hager were recognized for scoring the most points.
Ross Ford and Allison Burford were both named rookie of the year while Westley Johnson II and Conner Jacobs were presented the Coaches Award.
Ford, Hager, Jacobs, Cameron Morgan and Soloman Teehan were each recognized for their work in the classroom with the GPA Award.
Several students were honored by receiving their letter, insert and a bar.
Guests at the Owen Senior Activity Center celebrated Fathers Day on June 13 with a potluck. It was well attended all the fathers ate well and took home a goody bag. Delois Clifton, Kenneth Wainscott, Nellie Smith and Elaine Barnett enjoy the special potluck dinner.
Bluegrass Community and Technical College recently announced that two students from Owen County has achieved dean’s list honors for the 2013 fall semester.
David Cooper and William Ohmer Jr. were named to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
Owen County has Code RED notification of emergencies and automated severe weather alerts.
What does this mean to you? If we have an incident, the 911 dispatch, Owen County judge executive or EM director can do a call to notify only those residents in Owen County who are affected to be aware, seek shelter or evacuate.
The service also has an automated system that picked up information from NOAA Weather and sends it to you when a severe weather path is detected.
It’s a beautiful morning on the Branch.
All my yellow lilies are blooming. We had rain again late Sunday afternoon. Fay said it poured at their house and they had over a half an inch.
The rain means I’ll be on the mower again by mid-week.
It’s too wet today and I have bridge tomorrow, so that means Wednesday, if it doesn’t rain again, I’ll mow.
Wilma Smith, who taught three generations of Owen contains during a 50-year career, will celebrate her 100th birthday on June 16.
Known to her students as “Miss Wilma,” she will be honored with a party at the home of her daughter, Joyce Hill Hardin, in Springfield on the 16th from 2 to 4 p.m.
The winners of the first annual Queens for a Life Pageant, held this weekend as a fund raiser for the Owen County Relay for Life include Maison Hedger, Railey Varner, Autumn Fryman, Veronica Chisholm, Carla Carfora, Danielle Hoop, Taylor Wilhoite and Yolanda Gould. The event was one of the precursors to this weekend’s Owen County Relay for Life