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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • I must start with corrections this morning. I typed Jerry Urie but it was Jenny Urie who was working at the fair, and I put Bruce instead of Ray that was doing the bush hogging. Bruce had hired someone to do his land. That means nothing to anyone else but Ray and Bruce, but Wanda has to keep me straight.
    Mike and Gwen were very fortunate. They didn’t have anything but a few small limbs broke in their yard and a lot of rain. Wanda said they boarded up the larger windows, just to play it safe, but all is well in their area.

  • By: Roger Alford

  • Today I did not go to Beall’s Outlet next to Publix in Inverness.
    That may not mean much to you, but to me it was a major big deal.
    Lately, I haven’t been able to stop at Publix without checking out the outlet. Even if I park far away I’ll say, “I need to walk more,” and head over to see what’s new at Beall’s.

  • Owenton First Baptist
    Sunday morning we were challenged with a message from John 4 on “What Saving Faith Looks Like.” We ended the day with a message from Genesis 1 on “Creation: What You Believe Matters.” It was a great day of worship with the people of God.
    Manna in the Morning will meet today (Wednesday) at 10:00am. This bible study is a one-hour exegetical study that is open to all.

  • 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.