Today's Features

  • By Laura Buchanan
    The Messenger, Madisonville
    MADISONVILLE — As longer nights, cooler temperatures and harvest time approaches, officials are urging motorists to stay cautious of a common autumn road hazard.
    “If you ask people what animal kills more people each year, most people would say bears or alligators,” said Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 public information officer. “It is actually deer.”

  • by faye shelton
    OCRTA President
    Oct. 16-22, 2016, is Retired Teacher Appreciation Week in Kentucky.  
    Owen County has over 90  retired teachers. Many of them contribute to life in their communities. Last year, Owen County retired teachers volunteered over 6,000 hours for others, serving in their churches, the schools, and/or civic and youth organizations. They also gave their time to help in district and statewide endeavors such as the retired teachers’ 5th district and at the state fair for 4-H and Homemakers.

  • Adult health clinic will be Oct. 12
    An adult health clinic will be conducted at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Hwy. 22, Owenton, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Flu shots will be offered (please bring insurance for billing, if you do not have insurance flu shots are $45), along with veteran affairs information, St. Elizabeth Healthcare (CPR, Primewise, Stroke and Cardiac Education, etc.), cardiovascular education, blood pressures, healthy eating, and more.
    Enjoy healthy snacks, education, area resources and door prizes for adults.

  • By Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • Hands down this is the best time of the year for me. The weather has a subtlety about it with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases. I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer. I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face.

  • Oct. 5, 2016
    Cattle Receipts: 390
    Sept. 28: 407
    Last year: 555
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady-firm, heifers steady. Slaughter cows stead- $2 lower, bulls $1-$2 lower.
    Feeders: 323
    Slaughter: 55
    Replacements: 12
    Slaughter cows made up 13 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 83 percent. The feeder supply included 42 percent steers, 36 percent heifers, and 22 percent bulls. Near 34 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Reverse Appliqué for Quilters
    Explore the ways in which reverse applique can add depth and definition to your hand applique work.  Please call to register at (502) 484-3450. The event begins at 6 p.m., Thursday.
    Adult Exercise
     Come to the library to follow Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds fitness DVD.  This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results beginning at 10 a.m., Friday.  

  • Jessica Hardin, a junior at Owen County High School, was one of 25 students recognized in a ceremony in the State Capitol Sept. 20 as part of the first Kentucky GEAR UP Week Celebration. More than 100 students, parents, and educators gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to recognize the GEAR UP Kentucky Students of the Year for their leadership among their peers, personal accomplishments, and academic achievements.

  • By: Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources