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Today's Features

  • What do you get when you combine: giggling babies, pumpkins, rubber ducks, good food, and lots of sunshine – a perfect fall celebration.

  • There are two kinds of people in the world. Well, there are a lot more than that, but for the purposes of telling this story, there are only two, personified by Pat and me. Pat was impulsive and gregarious. Give her five minutes’ notice and a pound of baloney, and she’d whip up a party. I was deliberate, more at ease with a good book in those days than in a room full of people. And when I hosted a party it took days of preparation to meet my self-imposed standards of perfection.

  • My 2008 tomato trials

    I have finally made it back to the garden after all the desiccation, drought and damage that resulted from the Ike winds. It was just too depressing. I neglected the garden for about a week and half which was clear from the looks of some plants; but not all.

    Most of the tomatoes were still doing what they do regardless of my attention. Some where lying on the ground with fruit chewed on by four-legged pests or pecked by birds but most were still producing and ripening.

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  • It’s a dream three years in the making that Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert hopes will come true the week of Oct. 6.

    Early that morning, a group of Carroll County residents led by Ebert will hit the road for Arizona and the Grand Canyon. The mission: To help Sarah Service become the first paraplegic to descend to the bottom of the canyon on the seven-mile South Kaibab Trail.

    Service, who lives in Owen County, is a Carroll County High School graduate who was left paralyzed from the waist down in a July 2003 car accident.

  • Iraq will take a back seat to the economy, while promises of “political change” will ultimately drive Kentucky voters this November. That’s according to a sampling of elected leaders and political professors across the state, who expect the outcomes of this year’s 2008 general election to be revealing – if not that surprising – in Kentucky.

    Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be “red” this November.

  • Wines bottled by Owen County’s Elk Creek Vineyard could reach mores shelves if state lawmakers approve the sale of wine in grocery stores next year.

     

  • I just saw the biggest stinging caterpillar I have ever seen. I had never seen a stinging caterpillar until about five years ago. More accurately, I had never really looked for them until I read an article by University of Kentucky entomologist Ric Bessin back in 2003. He wrote that we should to be wary of stinging caterpillars this time of the year.

  • You Social Security Statement is an important document that can help you plan for your retirement. Whether you’re a young worker just starting a career or a seasoned employee ready to retire, the Statement is designed to help you.

    The Social Security Statement includes a message from the Commissioner and a record of your earnings each year. It provides you with retirement benefit estimates using different retirement scenarios. The Statement also provides estimates of disability and survivors benefits for you and your family in the event that you become disabled or die.

  • Owenton Livestock Exchange August 20, 2008 Compared to last week: Feeder steers 1.00-2.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows 3.00-4.00 lower. Slaughter bulls steady, light supply. Slaughter cows: Breaker: 75-80 percent lean, 1,225-1,685, 48.00-54.00; 56.00-57.50, high-dress; 45.50-47.50, low-dress. Boner: 80-85 percent lean, 810-1,370, 47.50-51.50; 54.50, high-dress; 45.00-47.00, low-dress. Lean: 85-90, 820-1,360, 44.50-48.50; 620-760, 39.00. Slaugher Bulls #1: 1,495-1,785, 80-82 carcass boning percent, 74.00-78.50.