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  • Chamber breakfast meeting to be held March 10

    The next Owen County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting will be held at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, March 10, at the Smith House Restaraunt.

    Manager of Energy Efficient Programs at Kentucky Utilities, Rhonda Truman, will be the guest speaker.

    Please RSVP to jonesdave2001@yahoo.com, or call or text (502) 750-2400, by Tuesday, March 8.

    Upcoming blood drive to be held Friday

  • The Owen County Public Library is delighted to announce a series of hands-on art experiences for the whole family.

    Beginning in April patrons will be able to create art work once a month with Jennifer Zingg of Full Circle Gallery in Frankfort.

    Zingg is nationally known for her stunning figurative and zoological sculpture using gourds and she makes learning about art processes fun and rewarding.

    Her series is titled “Meet Kentucky Masters” and she has selected a well-known Kentucky artist as her focus for each class session.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    The Principals Advisory Council and GRIT Team at OCHS hosted Chamber of Commerce members on Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Leadership Owen program.

    The PAC and GRIT team held a meeting Friday, Feb. 26, to plan what would be a day to showcase all that OCHS has to offer students.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

    The Kentucky Division of Water may contact you for a variety of reasons. The division’s mission is “to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.”

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm…I can barely stand the wait! I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • By DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    The Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small grass fire behind the OCHS football field Sunday.

    During this dry season, the fire departments of Owen County would like to urge all residents to take extra precautions concerning fires.

  • By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    OCHS juniors hit the books in preparation for the ACT on March 1.

    The ACT is the standardized test most colleges and universities use for admission because it shows a student’s level of knowledge in the areas of math, reading, English and science. Most colleges require students to meet a benchmark score on each subject before admission.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold. It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.

    Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth? No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us content until spring truly arrives.

  • Luke Saunier, Fire Chief with the Kentucky Division of Forestry will present a fun presentation with lots of audience participation after school at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 3.

    Those attending will learn how the plants in the forest communicate with each other through an audience-engaging skit where children build a forest and act out the roles of trees, insects and nature.

    There will also be an informative analysis on the importance of trees and plants to Kentucky from a biological, sociological and economic perspective geared for students in grades K-8.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    “Lose the Excuses, Find Results!” is the project title for the OCHS Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at their upcoming state competition.

    The HOSA state competition has numerous project categories with awards for the top three entries in each division. Winners are invited to compete at the national HOSA competition in Nashville, Tenn. during the summer.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Seniors in English 12 at Owen County High School have had the opportunity to engage the world of modern literature with “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a modern novel by Jay Asher, exhibiting the stigma associated with suicide.

    The book not only offers insight on a trouble teen’s life, but presents her story to various characters in a way that causes reflection on their actions and how they were, a “reason why” the protagonist took her life.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Raising small poultry flocks on the farm or in the backyard has become very popular. The most important things to remember when choosing the type of housing are provisions for adequate shelter from weather, adequate ventilation and also protection from predators.

    You should choose housing that is easy to build from readily available materials. Housing should also have a low maintenance cost and support the changing needs of your flock.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    A decade ago Andy and I set to the task of building a potager-style vegetable garden. It has largely been a success, but last year sort of swamped us.

  • BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Owen County Emergency Management recognizes Feb. 22-28, 2016 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Three Owen County High School students were selected to participate in the 57th annual Morehead Band Clinic at Morehead State University this past weekend.

  • BY DAVID GUEST & R. OWEN HILLARD
    Leadership Owen Co. Class of 2016

    The eighth biannual Owen County Leadership class of 2016 had its first meeting Feb. 5-6 at the Owen County Extension Office.

    The focus of this program is to develop current and future community activities and leaders to help build a better Owen County. A total of 20 individuals are in this group and will be working as a team over the next nine months.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    A strong scent of skunk has been lingering around the house for the last few weeks, which is actually surprising. Surprising because of the livestock guardian dogs’ presence, not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    OCHS Student Correspondent

    The Owen County High School FFA Chapter takes an educational field trip each year to National Farm Machinery Show, hosted at Freedom Hall in Louisville. This year, though, a two-hour delay kept students from making the trip to Louisville.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)/Cattle Handling and Care Certification Training will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • 5th Grade All “A” Honor Roll

    Lillian Baumann, Logan Davis, Payton Gordon, Logan House, Avery Miller, Anna Riddle, Brandon Snell, Hayden Webster, Madelyn Wilson

    5th Grade A/B Honor Roll