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  • 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

  • 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.