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Around Owen County

  • Extension service news: Spend wise this year

    By Judy Hetterman

  • Rain sparks flood-safety tips

    By Rick Morgan
    EM director, Owen County Emergency Management Office
    If a flood is likely in your area, you should listen to the radio or television for information. Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move. Be aware of streams, drainage channels, canyons, and other areas known to flood suddenly.  
    Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without such typical warnings as rain clouds or heavy rain.

  • Recess before lunch means less food wasted

    Students who are physically active before lunch are more likely to eat better and learn better.
    Teachers report that students have better health and behave better if recess is scheduled before lunch. When students return from lunch, they are ready to learn and there is no need for a cool-down period following recess.
    Another benefit is the reduction of waste. Schools generating 15 bags of trash prior to implementing the recess period before lunch, had only five bags of waste afterward.

  • Cattle call

    Kirby Sparrow of Owenton, right, exhibited the Brown Swiss Milk Production Award winner at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

  • Agricultural News By Kim Strohmeier

    Many farmers are continuing to look for ideas that they can use to increase income from their farms. Here’s one possibility.
     The University of Kentucky Horticulture Department has put out a demonstration plot of field mums on the David Chappell farm on Gratz Road.  They will be demonstrating what is involved in the production of mums in a field demonstration at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  
    The demonstration will be held at his farm at 2300 Gratz Road — about two miles west of Owenton on Hwy. 22, and about a quarter mile past South Fork Road.

  • Mason family holds reunion

  • MBMS announces student awards

    Rotary Awards
    Sixth Grade — Rebecca Rollins, Jordan Prather
    Seventh Grade — Makenzie Davis, John Randall Towles
    Eighth Grade — Autumn Gover, Dalton Mears

    Perfect Attendance

  • Church News for April 20

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We appreciate Bro. Craigmyle leading us in worship Sunday. It was a wonderful day for celebrating Jesus! We had special communion service in evening worship. We had good attendance Sunday. Keep coming. If you are not actively involved in a church, we invite you to worship with us at 9:45 for small groups, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship time each Sunday. Wednesday we have AWANA at 6 and Bible study/prayer meeting at 6:30. If you need transportation, call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

  • Three Rivers announces news rules for WIC

    Effective April 1, the guidelines for determining income eligibility for the food supplement program, commonly known as WIC, were increased. The increase will make more families eligible for services.
    WIC provides:
    • Nutrition education and limited health screenings
    • Breast-feeding promotion and education
    • Monthly vouchers for nutritious food
    • Referrals to other needed health care services
    Services are provided for:
    • Pregnant women
    • Breast-feeding women

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

    2011 DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the sign-up deadline 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.

    2011 crop reporting