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Today's News

  • Property Transfers | July 2016

    William J. Heiselman and Gail R. Aldred-Heiselman to Ronald B. Morrison and Elizabeth C. Morrison, lots 501, 502, 503 and 504 of the Elk Lake Shores subdivision, $58,750.

    Nancy Utt and Nancy Wainscott to Russell Bradley Lilly and Lorrie Ann Lilly, hose and lot at Bethany, $11,000.

    Ricky Perkins and Denise Perkins to Kentucky-American Water Company.

    Robert W. Slone and Debra Lynn Slone to Kentucky-American Water Company.

  • Cole brothers bring home 12th at national high school rodeo

    More than 170 high school teams entered the team roping division at the 68th National High School Finals Rodeo last month in Gillette, Wyo. Two Owen County natives were able to bring home 12th place.

    Quinn Cole and Wyatt Cole had a time of 29.81 seconds in the dally team roping, according to the rodeo’s website.

    Greg Cole, Quinn and Wyatt’s father, said the two had a time of just over 7 seconds while qualifying for the “short go.” The top 20 qualifiers moved on to the finals.

  • Community Events | Aug. 10, 2016

    Northern Ky. Community Action hosting open house today

    The Owen County Neighborhood Center is having an open house from 2-4 p.m. today at 109 S. Madison St., Owenton.

    Produce available at First Christian Thursday

    The FCC Community Food Pantry is receiving Farm-To-Table produce Thursday. It is available for any resident of Owen County and will be available in the parking lot of the First Christian Church from 2-6 p.m. Please bring ID. It is for Owen countians as long as supplies last.

  • Senior Activities | Aug. 10-17, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Extension office – nutrition.

    Thursday, Aug. 11: Noon, taco bar potluck; 1 p.m. Bunco.

  • At the Library | Aug. 10, 2016

    Hey kids! Turn those July reading logs in to the library or your homeroom teacher no later than Aug. 12 to be eligible for a special pizza party at the library. Adults must have their logs into the library by Aug. 10 to be entered in our contest for really special prizes too.

    Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. Come check us out.

    Adult Exercise

  • This column now written in air conditioning

    Most of the news this week involves the U.S. Hwy. 127 Yard Sale.

    Wanda, along with her mother, brothers and sister, were up to their elbows in it. Joyce loaned her big yard and lot to people to setup. Charles and Tess, with some help from Noel, cooked and served lunch to the visitors and Wanda, Ray and Barbara had wagon loads of “stuff” for sale.

  • Ribbon cutting held at Owen Electric’s distributed generation facility
  • Lady Rebels are back on the links for 2016 season play

    The 2016 golf season has teed off for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    The team has already played in five tournaments this season. They began the year at the Pendleton County Tournament on July 29 where they finished second as a team. Senior Lydia Merrifield was third overall as an individual. The next day the team took part in the Lady Rockets Golf Classic at Shelby County where they finished eighth out of 17 teams.

  • Preparing and planting fall vegetables in Ky.

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

    It’s not too late to continue to enjoy your garden and to add new plantings. You can grow a variety of produce in Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks and have several fresh items available well into the fall.

  • Uneven corn due to poor pollination in smaller home gardens

    By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?