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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • In early America, one didn’t pick a fight with the village blacksmith, for everyone knew his trade produced the muscular, sinewy arms of a prized fighter.
    The blacksmith shop was at the heart of most communities in the early 1900s. Inside the dim interior of the building, a powerfully rugged blacksmith would shoe horses and make iron implements. He was often called upon to act as a dentist, doctor, undertaker and horse dealer; and many blacksmiths held the position of magistrate or churchwarden.

  • Fall is definitely here. I looked at the thermometer at the kitchen window this morning when I got up, and it was 39 degrees. Fay said it was 41 at her house. It always gets colder in this valley. There is always frost here before it gets to the top of the hills. Fay was talking about losing her flowers before long. I don’t have to worry about mine. They are all plastic. Neither drought nor frost affects them.

  • By Roger Alford

    N-H Columnist

  • This past week I got an email from someone who has emailed me before, always with thoughtful, thought-provoking comments.
    In this one he wrote, “Permit me to posit the following: Why not consider the word ‘Christian’ more as an adjective than a noun? That is, ‘I try to live a Christian life’ rather than tagging oneself with a label that could suggest a holier than thou attitude….”

  • Owenton First Baptist
    It was a worshipful day as our services were led by Bro. Jesse Bourne during the morning gatherings and Chuck Harris during the evening gathering. Our youth continue their special studies during the evening gathering.
    Manna in the Morning will meet at 10 a.m., today (Wednesday). Our regular service schedule will be in effect tonight with our Kids in Action, Youth, Women’s Study and Adult Bible Study and Prayer Gathering will meet at 6:45 p.m.

  • Oct. 5, 2011
    5 years ago
    Library breaks ground for new home

    With the symbolic tossing of dirt, the Owen County Public Library took another step toward its new home last week.
    Officials from across the state and several representatives from Kentucky congressional delegation were on hand for the ceremony last Wednesday, which formally marked the start of construction of the new facility on KY 22 near the Hi-Y-Inn Motel.

  • 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.