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Today's Features

  • 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

  • Before coins and paper money were used as a means of exchange, bartering for goods was a common practice on the American frontier. This practice continued in rural Kentucky into the 20th century when local hucksters would trade staples for anything from chickens, eggs, freshly caught fish or a fine snapping turtle.
    Bartering dates back to 6,000 BC when tribes introduced it in Mesopotamia. The Babylonians developed an improved bartering system and exchanged goods for food, tea, weapons, and spices. At times, human skulls were bartered as well.

  • This week it’s all about The Monterey Fair. Its been in the planning stage for some time but the work really started this week, and I mean work.
    The first of last week Noel Thomas, Barbara, Ray and Wanda started the work of cleaning up the fence rows, edging the sidewalks, using a chain saw on some stuff, weed eating, blowing debris into piles to be shoveled into trucks, cleaning the bank building for the history display, etc.

  • By: Roger Alford/ N-H Columnist

  • Last year we became quasi-temporary guardians of our youngest daughter’s two cats, Mohawk and Target.
    I say quasi-temporary because the daughter has since moved out after staying with us for a year, but the cats are still with us.
    Once our daughter left, we decided to move the cats’ litter box from the guest bathroom to the now-empty spare bedroom.
    To us humans, that’s a simple change, but not to the cats.