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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • When we are afraid of the monsters, remember that God is there for us

    My grandfather sold insurance by day and in his spare time he was an artist.

    He mostly painted clowns – scary clowns.

    A few of his paintings hung in our house, which meant as a kid I had major heebie jeebies nearly all the time, especially at night.

    When you’re a kid getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and you know scary clowns are staring at you from the walls in the hallway, well, you grow up neurotic and afraid.

  • Local Church News | June 15, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We had a wonderful message from Revelations 4:1-2, 6-11 on a guide to worship.  In order to worship we must recognize and acknowledge God and respond to Him.  Be in prayer for our Bible school this week.  We will be studying Joseph, from prison to palace.  Come join us each night this week beginning at 6 p.m.  If you need a ride please call 484-5236 or 514-1594.