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  • SPARTA – The Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI) is pleased to announce that Arielle M. Columbia, Sparta, has been named as a 2016 KMHI Scholarship Award recipient. Arielle received one of five $1,000 scholarship awarded in April to graduating high school seniors who currently reside in manufactured homes in Kentucky.

  • Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30, 2016 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.

    Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for those interested in participating:

  • By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Another group of Owen County High School students are finishing up their first semester in college … during high school.

    OCHS offers the unique opportunity of an Early College Program through Jefferson Community and Technical College to students who wish to earn college credit at a fraction of the cost.

    Those enrolled ride a bus to the JCTC Carrollton campus a few days each week for morning classes, then return to OCHS for the rest of their high school classes.

  • By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    As part of the Take A Stand initiative, the Owen County High School student body attended an assembly on Thursday, April 14.

    The topic of substance abuse hit very close to home with senior Courtney Gullion, who lost a cousin to the pull of addiction and has extended family in recovery from substance abuse.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much; I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • By STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures.

  • The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron took advantage of this year’s spring break.

    The cadets took off, literally, with 13 orientation flights Sunday. Monday was a day with helicopters and Tuesday was spent at the IF Aerospace Conference.

    On Sunday, CAP brought in four pilots and planes to the Capital City Airport.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • On Wednesday, March 9, Kaitlyn Parker had the honor of representing OCHS at the girls Sweet 16 basketball games at Northern Kentucky University by singing the National Anthem.

    Kaitlyn completed the audition process and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the opening session.

    The Owen County Rebel Band and Owen County High School are proud to announce that once again one of our finest was selected to participate in the 2016 Northern Kentucky Band Directors Association Select Band.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • The fourth-grade students at Owen County Upper Elementary School were transported back in time on two occasions this year as history was brought to life for them through the presentations of Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty.

    Hardesty received his B.F.A. in acting/theatre from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and has since performed professionally in theatre, film, and television, including prominent leading roles in “Biloxi Blues,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

  • Fifth Grade

    All ‘A’ Honor Roll: August Barker, Lillian Baumann, Lilly Chappell, Gracie Ferguson, Lindsey Hobbs, Brady Kemper, McKenna McNay, Avery Miller, Maggie Ponder, Anna Riddle, Brandon Snell and Bryce Thornton

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    On Friday, April 1, the OCHS Music Department hosted the annual school talent show.

    With a total of 13 acts and over 20 performers, students at the end of the school day were entertained by a variety of talented peers.

    From singing and playing instruments, to dramatic skits and juggling, our students were proud to show off what they do best.

    Freshman Peyton Burton emceed the show and introduced the student performances:

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Three OCHS student leaders have taken the initiative to facilitate a Bible study twice a week before the school day begins.

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to the start of school at 7:45 a.m., OCHS students are welcome to attend a Bible study in Mrs. Katie Ashcraft’s classroom. Juniors Skye Decandia and Ross Ford, and freshman Kaitlyn Parker are the student leaders of this study.

  • Ninth Grade

    Super Honor Roll: Laura Duke, Ravin McMillian, Kaitlyn Parker, Jared Prather, Dylan Rose and Haley Young

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    On March 29, a bus of OCHS students arrived at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Harrods Creek, Ky.

    They took their seats in the church pews and awaited for the concert of Chanticleer to begin.

    Chanticleer is a world-famous all men’s choir, vocalists ranging from soprano to bass. The group is based out of San Francisco, but travels across the globe year-round and rarely ends up as close to Owen County as they did last Tuesday.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener