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  • Match mulching material with plant's needs

     

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best? 

  • Turning Back the Clock 4-11-13

     

    15 Years Ago

    April 9, 1998

    Lauren Poer is the Williamstown Elementary School Intermediate Student of the Week. She is 12-years-old and is in the sixth grade. She was selected by her GLOW teacher. At school she participated in GLOW and Odyssey of the Mind. She is also a junior cheerleader and band member. Math is her favorite subject. 

  • Another Place In Time 4-11-13

     

     

    These Another Place In Time photos feature Robert and Sadie Pelfrey. Thanks to Joni Pelfrey for providing the photos and Lisa Pelfrey and Joyce Faulkner for calling in guesses.

     

     

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • Rust diseases travel between host plants

     

    Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.  In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year.  The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too. 

  • Turning Back the Clock 4-4-13

     

    15 Years Ago

    April 2, 1998

    Cheryll Osborne, an employee with the USDA Rural Development Office in Campbellsburg, was promoted to community development assistant in the Williamstown office. She has been employed with the Rural Development for seven years. Osborne is an Owen County native and lives there still.

  • Turning Back the Clock 2-28-13

     

    15 Years

    February 26, 1998

    Navy Lt. Marcus C. Camacho, a 1988 graduate of Grant County High School in Dry Ridge, has arrived in the Arabian Gulf with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence. President Bill Clinton ordered the carrier to the area in response to rising tensions there. 

  • Another Place In Time 2-28-13

     

    This Another Place In Time photo features a flooded Newport in the 1930’s. There were no guesses called in. Thanks to Aaron Johnson for submitting the photo. 

    If you’ve got an old photo, you’d like to see featured in the News, bring it to the News office. Photos can be scanned and returned in the same visit.

  • Cool season weeds waiting in the wings

     

  • Turning Back the Clock 2-21-13

     

    15 Years

    February 19, 1998

    Williamstown Independent Schools received a $1,000 grant form the Cinergy Foundation. The foundation has awarded $102,650 in grant money to several Kentucky organizations. The grant, written by Superintendent Cliff Wallace will be used to bring a motivational speaker, Zach Clemmons, to work with students. 

  • Put late winter pruning on your to-do list

     

    In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day.  I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous and one prompted the whole exercise:  I love warm February days. This beautiful February day set into motion a productive weekend.  It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about. It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.