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Today's Features

  • By: Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • Thomas Jefferson once said, “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”
    Jefferson’s statement is perhaps best illustrated in the ebb and flow of life on a farm.
    As the passionate heat of summer gives way to crisp autumn days, the farm family makes preparation for winter. In earlier days, apples, potatoes, cushaws, and onions were stored in root cellars, and inventory was taken of the wood supply that guaranteed satisfaction of a ravenous wood stove.

  • Of all the mornings to sleep late, this was not the Monday I should have. I have more news than I know what to do with.
    The Monterey Fair was Saturday. Gene Rose’s Rose-Spicer reunion was Saturday, and the Mt. Vernon Soup was on Sunday. The Ryder Cup was being played on TV from Thursday to Sunday, and Arnold Palmer died Sept. 26, and it was dedicated to his memory.

  • By: Roger Alford | N-H Columnist

  • I don’t know why I was so surprised, but I was.
    A few weeks ago, my pastor spoke on a controversial topic, racism, and did an absolutely amazing job, balancing truth and grace.
    That’s not what surprised me.
    What surprised me was learning that he was attacked for it, the target of mean-spirited vitriol, face to face encounters and emails.
    People love grace, but truth? Not so much.

  • Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
    Rev. David “Milkweed” Wotier
    The deacon of the month is Ralph Toole.
    A business meeting will be conducted at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday), and all other graded activities.
    Our revival will be Oct. 9-12, with Rev. Jeremy Stout as evangelist. Darin Collins will provide the music.
    Operation Christmas Child collection items for October: flip-flops, sunglasses, after summer sale items.
    Our goal for the Month of Prayer for Eliza Broadus State Missions is $2,250.

  • Submitted by David Lilly, Owenton Assistant Fire Chief

    Even though we have had some precipitation it does not take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves. We need all Owen County residents to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.  
    According to Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the no-burn season will start Saturday, Oct. 1 and last until Thursday,  Dec. 15. During that time you must not burn within 150-feet of a woodland or procure someone to burn for you.  

  • Sept. 21, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 472
    Sept. 14: 365
    Last year: 669

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers $1 - $3 higher, feeder heifers steady, Moderate demand for fleshy unweaned calves, good demand for weaned and pre-conditioned calves and yearlings. Slaughter cows and bulls $3 - $5 lowers, Moderate demand for slaughter classes.

    Feeders: 427
    Slaughter: 45
    Supply included 20 percent over 600 lbs and 44 percent heifers.

    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2:

  • By: Steve Musen/ Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • By: Jeneen Wiche