The current warm sunny weather-it’s about time-has made everyone just delighted and the intoxication of it all may lead us to act impulsively. I am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine down stairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days; those days are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.