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Today's Features

  • Dec. 9, 2015

    Cattle receipts: 852
    Last week: 879
    Last year: 851

    Compared to last week: Feeder cattle sold 1.00-4.00 lower, slaughter cows 2.00-3.00 lower, bulls 1.00-3.00 lower.

    Feeders: 765
    Slaughter: 87
    Replacements: 1

  • If you’ve been patient and waited the five to seven years it takes to grow and maintain Christmas trees to get them ready for sale, you’re might be wondering how to best market them to customers.

    Marketing real Christmas trees has some unique pros and cons. You’ll have a guaranteed annual market, and since fresh Christmas trees only have a two to four week life expectancy after cutting, customers must replace them every year. The appeal of having a fresh Christmas tree each year is enticing to many people, usually part of family and cultural traditions.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardner

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.  Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • It’s snow problem
    Dec. 15, 2010
    5 years ago

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County temperatures plummeted into the teens. Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating no major problems occurred.

  • It’s still unusually warm this morning and raining. I am not in the mood to write, but I guess I’ll think of something.

    I took advantage of the mild weather to get the outside of the house decorated. I hadn’t really planned to do much, but with Harley now in residence in New Hampshire I have no fear of the decor being eaten.

    Jess is well past the age of chewing up artificial flowers. With the help of my daughters, the inside is pretty well covered in Christmas too.

  • Mayor hopes pipeline will bring business
    Dec. 22, 2010
    5 years ago

    With natural gas now in the city of Owenton, Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier hopes to see action in the industrial park. Wotier said Owenton’s lack of a natural gas line has hindered use of the spec building in the industrial park.

  • George Orwell once said: “The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.” 

    Now is the perfect time to consider adding value to your woodlot, making your land more attractive to wildlife or adding beauty to your home landscaping by planting some trees in the spring.

  • JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

     Every couple of years I like to revisit my father’s favorite Christmas poem inspired by Clement Moore’s famous work ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas.’  The writer of the poem is unknown but he or she certainly was a gardener; and you may even get some last minute gift ideas from its verse.

  • BY JULIE DONAHUE
    Special to the News-Herald

    Owen County students and adults may participate in this year’s annual Kentucky Bluegrass Award student choice program.  

    A state committee chooses 10 of the best new, current children and young adult books available covering a variety of quality literature.  Public and private schools as well as public libraries across the state participate in this program.  

  • BY BEE SPICER

    Christmas week! The house is decorated, the shopping done, the tree in place and the gifts wrapped and under the tree. The menu is set for the Christmas afternoon brunch. This is the shortest day of the year. 

    I guess you all know I write on Monday so Molly can get it into the paper and ready to be distributed on Wednesday, so this is the shortest day of the year.