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  • Three OCHS students presented speeches to the Owen County Rotary Club March 20 at its weekly meeting at the Smith House Restaurant.
    Danielle Hoop, Dakoda Trenary and Blake Chancery addressed the Rotary Club with speeches they wrote as part of the annual Rotary District 6710 Speech Contest.
    This year’s theme was “Building Communities … Bridging Continents.” The contest was held at OCHS March 11.

  • Debra Dawson of Owenton would like to announce the adoption of her three children — Ashleyann, Andrew and Rhiannon Dawson.
    All three children have been part of the Dawson family for almost four years with the adoption completed Aug. 10, 2010.
    Welcoming the children into the family were siblings: Danielle Chase of Louisville, Lyndsey Arey of Owenton, Wade Howard of Las Vegas, Nev., Samantha Smith of Owenton, Charles Chase Jr. of Owenton, and Spencer Wilcoxson of Owenton. Other family members include Kris Smith of Owenton and Mike Meyer of Louisville.

  • The Northern Kentucky Truck Tuggers are hosting a benefit April 9 at the Owen County Fairgrounds in honor of William Tackett, who died in a car accident last year when he was 26 years old, and his son Braydon, who died two months later.
    Proceeds from the event will go to help erect tombstones on their graves.
    Lisa Stewart,  William’s mother and Braydon’s grandmother, arranged for a nice funeral service and burial for her babies and has only recently been able to pay off those expenses.

  • Six Owen County teens attended the 2011 4-H District No. 3 Teen Retreat in northern Kentucky. Owen County was one of nine counties represented at the annual retreat where 45 youth were in attendance. At the retreat, the youth attended workshops on creativity and leadership, building relationships, healthy snacks, and stress management. Representing Owen County (from left to right) were Allyson Beverly, Kara Knochelmann, Samantha Perkins, Gracie Roberts, Olivia Karsner, and Claire True.
     

  • Several students with connections to Owen County were recently invited to serve as pages for members of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Farmers are encouraged to stop by the local Farm Service Agency to make their annual report. For any producers raising small grains, including wheat, your last day to report those crops is May 31.

    DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the deadline for applications is June 1. This is a mandatory deadline for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications. Signatures of all producers receiving a share in DCP payments are required by the June 1 deadline.

  • Most Owen County farmers have an abundance of cedar trees on their land. And, most think that there is absolutely no economic value to the trees, other than holding the world together and providing some wildlife habitat.
    Eastern red cedar might be a bit overlooked, despite it being the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States. The University of Kentucky Extension Service is providing a workshop, “Got Cedar? Now What?” to outline some management and marketing options.

  • Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning and during mid-March, the game begins. I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden. I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible, so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame-throwing. I’ll explain.

  • The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held its March meeting at the Owen County Public Library March 2 with guests from the Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, NSDAR of Frankfort.  
    Of the four founders of NSDAR, two had Kentucky roots — Mary DeSha of Lexington and Ellen Hardin Walworth of Saratoga, N.Y.
    Our guest speaker, Bonnie Strassell of Poplar Grove, a storyteller who has portrayed many women in history, spends many hours researching her subjects before writing the script to tell their stories.

  • The flu didn’t stop 103 young scientists from participating in the 2011 Science Fair at the Owen County Elementary School Feb. 23.
    Teena Gamble, gifted and talented program resource teacher for Owen County primary and elementary schools, said the excitement ran high as students and parents set up projects that showed many hours of hard work and patience.

  • Owen County Primary School held its first ever Valentine Banquet/Luncheon Feb. 11. Congratulations to second-grade students Haylee Neeley and Caden Hedger who were crowned Valentine King and Queen during the day’s events. Members of the Valentine Court were Cheyenne Coppola, Lilly David, Tori Lykins, Jorden May, Maddie Walker, Cody Anderson, Micah Duvall, Darren Patrick, Logan Wagers, and Dylan Woods.

  • Did you think about how the spring-cleaning ritual developed? Before the advent of electricity and a host of other modern conveniences, homes were heated with coal, oil and/or wood, and lit by gas or candlelight. Soot and grime were the natural companions of winter. Once spring arrived, the doors were thrown open, and everything—rugs, furniture, cupboards, curtains, and more – was aired out, clean out, swept out, and scrubbed out.

  • David Lyons, center, executive vice president of First Farmers Bank, presents a check to Owen County Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall, left, accompanied by Owen County High School Athletic Director TJ Wesselman, right. The donation was based on the number of 3-pointers made during the regular season. This year, the donation was at least $830.
     

  • Left: In an photo from 1976, Owenton Patrolman Doug West, left, and then-Owenton Police Chief John Saylor pose outside the office of the News-Herald with the department’s latest cruiser. Earlier this month, current Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and officer Rufus Shearer show off the department’s newest cruiser.
     

  • At the JCTC Carrollton Campus, students can study biology, learn to be a nurse, take a Spanish class, join a club, march in a parade, get the first two years of college and transfer, and so much more.
    Find everything Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton has to offer at an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 7. Visitors can tour classrooms and programs, meet faculty and get information about applying for financial aid.

  • Sixth-Grade
    Super Honor Roll
    Skye DeCandia, Molly Gamble, David Gray, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Brandi Mears, Riley Montague, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Josh Spaulding, Ella Stout, Ashley Willis, Destiny Young

    Regular Honor Roll

  • By Peggy Trinkle
    For the News-Herald
    Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high-school seniors.  
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Owen County resident Dennis Kidd (second from right) was one of several state employees who were recently honored for good ideas that saved taxpayers money in government expenses. Kidd was joined by  (left to right) First Lady Jane Beshear, employees Linda Stone, Donald Carr Jr., Stephen Carroll, John Shouse, Arica Wuetcher and  Kentucky Tourism Arts & Heritage Secretary Marchetta Sparrow

  • Eleven Owen County 4-H teens took a trip to Perfect North Slopes for a day of play in the snow Jan. 29. Some tried their hand at skiing and some went tubing. The 4-H’ers who went skiing include (from left to right) Travis Hearne, Clayton Wilson, Morgan Walker, Courtney Waldrop, Olivia Karsner, Kenneth Bays, and Blake Wolford.Tackling the tubes together were (from left to right) Ashley Smith, Kaity Smith, Cortney Wainscott, Olivia Karsner, Kenneth Bays, Kylee Hearne, and Blake Wolford.