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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.

  • 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.  

  • Jessica Hardin, a junior at Owen County High School, was one of 25 students recognized in a ceremony in the State Capitol Sept. 20 as part of the first Kentucky GEAR UP Week Celebration. More than 100 students, parents, and educators gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to recognize the GEAR UP Kentucky Students of the Year for their leadership among their peers, personal accomplishments, and academic achievements.

  • Sept. 28, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 407
    Sept. 21: 480
    Last year: 382

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $5-$7 lower, heifers $8-$12 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $10 lower

    Feeders: 337
    Slaughter: 59
    Replacements: 11

    Slaughter cows made up 11 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 82 percent. The feeder supply included 35 percent steers, 47 percent heifers, and 18 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • By: Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • Historians agree that the winters of 1778, 1779 and, 1780 were the most brutal ones in America.
    On Christmas Day, 1779, Daniel Boone and his family traveled across the frozen Kentucky River to a site six miles from Boonesborough and set up camp. Here Boone planted his new settlement of Boone’s Station.

  • We’re in the dead zone, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone is staying home to clean, decorate and shop for Christmas gifts. Teri was coming Monday to help me do the decorating. I usually have all that done by now, but somehow, it gets harder and harder to get in the mood.

  • by Roger Alford