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  • 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

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Saturday, Feb. 6, started off early for the Owen County High School Percussion Ensemble and Winterguard.

    It was the first competition of the season for both groups and the two hour drive to Pulaski County High School warranted the 6:30 a.m. arrival time for students.

    The OCHS Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Chad Rose and Assistant Director Chuck Harris, was third to perform at competition.

  • BY JESSI WILLIAMS
    Owen Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

    The Owen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is in need of volunteer coaches and a club coordinator for the 2016 year. This club has the highest enrollment out of all other clubs, with a total of 78 youth. The 4-H Shooting Sports Club promotes safe, proper use of all types of firearms and archery equipment, and provides an opportunity for shooting many kids wouldn’t have otherwise. Disciplines offered include 22 rifle, 22 pistol, shotgun, black powder and archery.

  • Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 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.

  • The 11th Annual Walk for Awareness of CHD’s will be held Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

    We will have our Kids Corner again this year. For $5, your child can slide on the inflatable slide, do crafts, face painting and a balloon artist will be coming again this year.

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

    Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing the wood. To gain the most from the investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success.

  • Fiscal court ponders new transient tax
    Feb. 2, 2011
    5 years ago

    With an eye toward the future of Owen County tourism, the Owen County Fiscal Court may soon pass an ordinance for a transient room tax.

    The tax would include motor courts, motels, hotels, inns or similar accommodations.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the ordinance would also include campgrounds.

  • BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    The American Red Cross, of which Owen County is a part of, is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond in events in Owen County.

    Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a house fire, flooding and severe weather, often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning.

    The Owen County Red Cross has three DAT volunteers at present time.

  • BY BECKY MEFFORD & JANETTA BRISCOE
    Youth Services and Family Resource Center Coordinators

    We are blessed to work in a community that is so giving and caring of the students in Owen County Schools. The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers work year rondo to make sure our Owen County Schools’ students have everything they need to be academically successful.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

  • You don’t need to wait for warm weather to start your vegetable garden.

    Did you know there are several types of vegetables you can start as early as March? Radishes, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, onions and many more vegetables are all quite frost tolerant, and you can seed or transplant them in the garden from mid-March to early April.

    If you want to get an even earlier start, you could try covering an area with clear plastic film to create a mini greenhouse where plants will thrive.

  • Members of the Council for Burley Tobacco elected two representatives to the Board of Directors at the 2016 Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Meeting, January 16, in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    The two members elected to represent the Growers-at-Large for the organization are David Chappell from Sparta, Kentucky and Hampton Henton from Versailles, Kentucky. Chappell and Henton will join Greg Harris from Richmond, Kentucky; Rod Kuegel from Owensboro, Kentucky; Donald Mitchell from Midway, Kentucky and Al Pedigo from Scottsville, Kentucky as the Grower-at Large board members.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Up until recently our mild winter has seen little snow. Snow has an insulating effect which is particularly useful when we have frigid temperatures, otherwise it can be a joy to snow lovers and a nuisance to those who would rather be “snow birds.”

    Ground level snow will actually protect the roots and crowns of perennial and woody plants, but you may notice a little burn above the snow level when it comes to broadleaf evergreens.

  • The three most important things you can do to protect livestock in cold weather are providing sufficient water, giving ample high-quality feed and offering weather protection. Cold stress reduces livestock productivity, including rate of gain, milk production and reproductive difficulty, and can cause disease problems.