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Today's News

  • At the Library | April 13, 2016

    Free lip balm at the library – all you have to do is fill out one of our surveys and let us know how we are doing and what we can do better to make your library your library. Throw your wildest ideas at us and we will see where they land. Your lips will be softer too.

    Painted Stones

    Create a cactus garden that you never water or paint some colorful daisies. Stones, pots and paint provided for this after school activity, appropriate for all school-aged youth, beginning at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 13.

  • Senior Activities | April 13-19, 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. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.

    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 8:30 a.m. healthy counters; 1 p.m. Extension Office, nutrition.

  • Community News | April 13, 2016

    Board of education meeting to be held at MBMS

    The regular meeting of the Owen County Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, April 18, in the Maurice Bowling Middle School media center.

    Project grad. to host 5K run/walk

    The Owen County High School Project Graduation will host a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 23. at OCHS. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. For more information call Darlene Matt at 859-308-9731.

  • Poetry reading to be held April 22

    The Owen County Arts Council and the Owen County Public Library are partnering to present a poetry reading featuring local poets starting at 7 p.m. at the library on Friday, April 22.

    The event is not only an opportunity to join in the statewide celebration of National Poetry Month, but it is also the perfect time to find out more about what the local arts council has to offer, including its upcoming annual arts festival, according to council president, Barbara Duvall.

  • Students enjoy cooking authentic Mexican cuisine

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Students in the fourth-period Spanish 2 class were eager to try some traditional Spanish food, and even more excited to cook it themselves on March 29.

    The new Spanish teacher, Mr. Ignacio Garcia, encourages students to learn conversational Spanish and explore the culture of Spain.

  • Ky. Grazing School will take place in May

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

  • Battling rust disease that can travel between plants

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book. In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year. The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they also kept the birds away.

  • Buddy doesn't like being the only one pulling

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A city slicker ran his car into a ditch while traveling a country road. Fortunately, a local farmer came to help with his big horse named Buddy.

    The farmer hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull.” Buddy didn’t move.

    Then the farmer hollered: “Pull, Buster, pull.” Buddy didn’t respond.

    Once more the farmer shouted: “Pull, Coco, pull.” Buddy didn’t budge.

  • Some spring cleaning and an assortment of random thoughts

    The other day my husband opened up both of the closet doors in our bedroom and pointed out that my stuff has progressively crept into his closet and that I should do something about it.

    “Like throw your stuff out to make more room for mine?” I asked.

    Um, the answer to that would be no.

    So, I got a plastic bag and started filling it with clothes I no longer wear, and then I started going through old file folders filled with notes and beginnings of columns. That always prompts a bits and pieces column, like today’s. So, here goes:

  • Local Church News | April 13, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were blessed today as Bro. Bill shared a message, “Stop Signs of Faith,” taken from Isaiah 55:8-9 and other passages.  The way we follow the laws of our country is often the way we follow God’s directions and He has shown us through His Son and His Word how to live, even though we often think we know better and choose our own way.

    Hope the kids have had a great spring break and ready to be back in ARC on Wednesday. If transportation is needed, call 484-5236.