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  • Community News | June 15, 2016

    Class of ‘55 to meet at Smith House Restaurant

    The Owen County High School Class of 1955 will meet at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 26, for lunch or pie and coffee anytime. For more information, call Joyce Crupper at 859-234-7535 or Peggy Davis at 502-484-2646.

    First Christian to take appointments for food pantry June 14

  • At the Library | June 15, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year; fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Keep joining us on Wednesdays for body and mind fitness program. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Silly Safaris: Animal Athletes

  • Local farmers finally catch a break

    God smiled on the farmers this week. Teri and I went to Carrollton on Saturday to a birthday reunion. From the time I left the house and all the way to Owenton, there were large rolls of hay in every field I passed. I had to take the detour around Owenton and I saw country I didn’t know existed and there were more rolls of hay.

  • Donald Ray and Betty Ann Bishop

    Donald Ray and Betty Jane (Perkins) Bishop were married June 23, 1956 by Bro. Orlie Hale at Beechwood, Ky.

    All their family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of their “60 Years of Marriage” to be held in the fellowship hall of the Long Ridge Baptist Church on Sunday, June 26, 2016. The reception for Don and Betty will be from 2-5 p.m.

  • Wedding: Black-Dempsey

    Renee Black and Derrick Dempsey will be married at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18 at Long Ridge Baptist Church. A reception for the couple will be after the wedding at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School 2015-2016 awards

    ROTARY AWARDS

    Fifth Grade: McKenna McNay, Teagan Moore

    Sixth Grade: Alexis Moore, Charlie Baumann

    Seventh Grade: Shelby Sams, Gabe Maurer

    Eighth Grade: Shelby Barnes, Kevin Smith

    PERFECT ATTENDANCE

    Fifth Grade: Allison Arnce, Lilly Baumann, Nash Cammack, Makayla Ford, Kaileigh Grider, Austin Halfhill, Abram Handy, Anel Villa Ibarra, Layla Kelly, Brady Kemper, McKenna McNay, Maggie Ponder, Jackson Prather, Eli Rice, Rachel Rist, Wyatt Traylor

  • Defending summer crops from garden pests

    BY JENNEN WICHE
    WEEKEND GARDENER

    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before July 4th! But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night. Last year the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.

  • Preventing the transmission of bacteria

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    OWEN EXTENSION AGENT FOR AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    The intestinal tracts of all mammals have various types of bacteria as part of their natural intestinal microflora. There are many opportunities for young children to be exposed to these bacteria, such as pets, friends, etc. Our state’s most recent salmonella outbreak is a harsh reminder of this as many of the victims are children.

  • 4-H Program News | June 15, 2016

    4-H Small Engines Club

    The Small Engines Club will meet on June 18 and will be doing an activity at the tractor show at the OC Fairgrounds. Please call the office for times and more info at 502-484-5703.

    4-H Water Camp

    Owen County 4-H and Bluegrass Greensource will be hosting a water environmental camp at the extension office June 20-23. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Please call 502-484-5703 to register your child.

    4-H Camp Orientation

  • Where are the ashtrays? Right next to the spitoons

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H COLUMNIST

    Perhaps you’ve heard the tale about the little boy who, after church one Sunday, announced to his mother that he has decided to be a pastor when he grows up.

    “That’s OK with us,” his mother said, “but how did you make this decision?”

    “Well,” the boy replied, “I’ll have to go to church on Sunday anyway, and I figure it will be more fun to stand up and yell than to sit still and listen.”