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Today's Features

  • Personal Medicare Review or Enrollment

  • Oct. 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week. Owen County Drug Coalition and Youth Services Center encourages parents to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug-free. They can make their pledge to do so on redribbon.org. Middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to sign the pledge during the lunch periods at school.

    by autumn perkins

  • By: Steve Musen

  • By: Jeneen Wiche

  • Oct. 12, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 580
    Oct. 5: 390
    Last year: 487

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and bulls sold evenly steady, heifers mostly steady. High quality weaned calves under 500 lbs. sold $3-$5 higher throughout the sale. Slaughter cows $1-$3 lower and bulls $1-$2 lower.

    Feeders: 481
    Slaughter: 60
    Replacements: 39

    The feeder supply included 21 percent steers, 33 percent heifers, and 32 percent bulls. Near 33 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  •  In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Owenton office to file an accurate crop certification report for 2017 by the applicable deadline.
    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the Owenton Office:
    Nov. 15, 2016: Grass certifications. (Ex: alfalfa, mixed hay and mixed pasture)
    Dec. 15, 2016: Small grains including wheat, oats, barley
    Jan. 2, 2017: Honey
    Jan. 15, 2017: Peaches and canola  

  • 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.