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  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College has recognized the following students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 fall semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming 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.
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for fall 2011 from Owen County are:

  • The Owen County Extension Office will host a series of workshops dedicated to improving life for people suffering from diabetes. “Living Well With Diabetes” will be held Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. Pictured are Paul Kinman, Ruth Kuingkade- RN CDE, Beulah Cornman and Beverly Miller. For more details on the workshops, call 484-5703.

  • Robert  Lee Tipton was born Feb, 5, 1919 and celebrated his 93rd birthday Feb. 5 at  his home in Waddy. Elizabeth Price Tipton, his wife of 68 years, and four generations of family  and friends  were there to help him celebrate. Robert and Elizabeth have five daughters: Doris (Robert) Cissell, Judy Tipton, Sue (Owen) Bond, Connie (Jerry) Coleman, Peggy (Lonnie) Cook; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • A revolution in marketing has been taking place over the last several years in all means of commerce throughout the world. The cattle business has not been an exception.
    The matter of Internet sales will be the topic of the upcoming Cattlemen’s Association meeting. The speaker will be Jeremy Shryock, representative with Bluegrass Stockyards of Lexington.
    The meeting will be held March 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • Stephen Michael Powers, son of Dawn (McDonald) and Fred Powers, Jr.

  • Money can be a sore subject for many couples. In fact, money causes more arguments in a relationship than nearly every other topic combined. Whether you struggle to make ends meet or you’re sitting on a nest egg, chances are good you and your spouse haven’t always been eye-to-eye on the green stuff.

  • After five and a half years of waiting, Robby and Kristi Adkins of Jonesville happily announce the adoption of their 17-month old daughter, Mercy Mei Janey Adkins. Her sister Autumn eagerly anticipated Christmas morning with her new sibling. The entire family is thankful to all friends and family who’ve prayed for them during this lengthy process.

  • By Avery Miller
    First-grade student
    and Mindy Green
    OCPS technology coordinator

    On Oct. 28, several retired teachers were invited to Owen County Primary School to be guest readers in classrooms.

  • Owen County Friends of Animals Inc. has partnered with an MBMS Student Technology Leadership Program group, “Animal Allies,” to offer Owen  countians a low-cost TNR (trap, neuter/spay and return) program for feral cats through H.O.P.E. clinic in Versailles. The program provides altering, vaccinations, deworming and basic vet care for feral cat colonies trapped and returned to the location where they were trapped.
    For this program to be successful, organizers need the following:
    •  Donations.

  • In the state of Kentucky, we have 52 state parks. Each state park offers a different view of the treasures in our state. There are few sights more spectacular than the changing of the colors of the leaves in the fall. What a great time to get outside and observe the beauty of our state and get some physical activity, too.
    There are more than 300 miles of trails and they are for all types of hikers. There are easy and moderate trails, such as the half-mile, self-guided trail at the Columbus-Belmont State Park.

  • Six habits — six weeks.
    That is the challenge the Northern Kentucky Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents are giving to everyone in the eight-county northern Kentucky area. Health & Wealth Challenge 2011 runs from Aug. 29 to Oct. 9.

  • I continue to stand by my belief that my best defense in the garden is me. In the morning I go out and inspect my garden and smash insects and pick off diseased foliage, careful not to spread it to other plants by my own hand. I watch for the beginning of any abnormality and nip it in the bud. However, sometimes things slide by undetected, plus it is hard to determine bacterial brown spot from mosaic if you are not sure what you are looking for.

  • Lucy Hall, who was born July 30, 1912, will be celebrating her 99th birthday with a reception at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Owen County Extension Building.
    All family and friends are welcome to attend. There will be food, music and fellowship and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.
    For more information, call Joan Luther at (502) 229-1233

  • Grills are great for cooking hamburgers and steaks. Unfortunately, many people stop there.
    An entire gourmet meal can be prepared on a grill, or using other outdoor cooking equipment, including any assortment of meat or vegetables, and even desserts.
    If you are interested in becoming the next grillmeister of your community, with the reputation of being a great outdoor chef, we’ve got a series of programs designed for you.

  • The 22nd Smith family reunion was held June 26 at the home of Naomi Shiver.
    There were 94 present for the occasion.
    It was a great day after the morning showers.

  • A grungy bathroom is not only unpleasant to look at, it’s also a breeding ground for germs, mold and mildew. Here are 12 tips to help keep the bathroom clean and sparkling on a daily basis. For a family with members with asthma, many of these best practices will help keep mold and mildew — which can trigger an asthma or allergy attack —under control.
    1. Use the bathroom fan: It can help remove the moisture that causes mold and mildew. Vacuum the vents regularly to remove any dust that might inhibit the fan’s effectiveness.

  • Attention, men
    Have a happy Father’s Day.
    Control your diabetes, for life ... and for your family.

  • Katie Haines of Owenton, third from left, along with Amanda Black, Grace Bree, and Easton McClanahan, were among the 94 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 40th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 10-17 in Washington, D.C. Selected on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, and written essay, Haines was chosen to represent Owen Electric Cooperative as a delegate. Highlights of the tour included meeting with their elected representatives in the U.S.