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Business

  • HealthPoint announces extended hours

    Beginning June 5, HealthPoint Owenton will be expanding its hours to increase the community’s access and opportunities to receive affordable healthcare.
    The new expanded hours for HealthPoint Owenton will be 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Sunday.
    Same day appointments and walk-ins are welcomed or patients can schedule an appointment by calling toll free (844) 655-6100 or (502) 484-2100.

  • Mawmaw’s Kitchen open for business
  • Election results could have big impact on Kentucky’s 2017 economy

    tom eblen, lexington herald-leader

    Note: Contains observations of the writer.
    The November elections could be one of the biggest influences shaping Kentucky’s economy in 2017. But what that shape will end up being is anyone’s guess.
    President-elect Donald Trump promised to put Appalachian coal miners back to work and restore jobs for other blue-collar workers who, he said, have been devastated by illegal immigration and corporate off-shoring.

  • Farm Service News: Crop payment program begins for 2012

    By Claudia Baney

    The 2012 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments signup begins

  • Agriculture News: Warm winter, early spring affects feed

    BY KIM STROHMEIER
    Extension agent for agricultture

    After a warm winter and a particularly early spring, many forage grasses and small grains used for forages are quickly nearing the stages where they need to be cut to maintain optimum feed quality. It appears that forage maturity is about two to three weeks ahead of schedule.
    In principle, all forage crops lose nutrient value as they get to the later growth stages, with small grain crops, (wheat and rye) losing nutrients much quicker than other crops.

  • Owenton Livestock report - Feb. 29


    Feb. 29 receipts: 641 • Feb. 22: 359
    Compared to the previous week: Feeder steers steady to $1 higher, feeder heifers $1 to $3 higher. Slaughter cows steady and slaughter bulls steady on a light test.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 200-300 lbs.  $219; 300-400 lbs.  $191-196, few $203-205; 400-500 lbs.  $184-198; 500-600 lbs.  $180-190; 600-700 lbs.  $160-170; 700-800 lbs.  $138-152; 800-900 lbs.  $142-144; 900-1,000 lbs.  $125.

  • Local service announces sign-up period for three conservation initiatives

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the first of three ranking period cut-off dates for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic, High Tunnel (Hoop Houses) and On-Farm Energy Initiatives is Feb. 3.
    Producers interested in any of these three programs should submit applications to the local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The organic initiative will focus on individuals who are currently certified organic or are transitioning to become certified organic.

  • Local service announces sign-up period for three conservation initiatives

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the first of three ranking period cut-off dates for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic, High Tunnel (Hoop Houses) and On-Farm Energy Initiatives is Feb. 3.
    Producers interested in any of these three programs should submit applications to the local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The organic initiative will focus on individuals who are currently certified organic or are transitioning to become certified organic.

  • Owen Co. Farm Bureau brings home honors at annual meeting

    The Owen County Farm Bureau Office was honored with several awards during the state-wide organization's meeting in Louisville.

  • Owenton Livestock Report - Nov. 23, 2011

    Nov. 23 receipts: 431
    Nov. 16: 419
    Last year: 590

    Slaughter cows steady to $2 higher, slaughter bulls steady on a light supply. Feeder and feeder heifers $2 to $5 higher.
    Slaughter cows 11-percent of the supply, slaughter bulls two percent, replacements cows 35-percent and feeders 48-percent. The feeder supply included 30-percent steers, 18-percent heifers and 15-percent feeder bulls. 42-percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs.
    Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80%: 1,190 lbs.  $63; 1,430 lbs.  $60; 1,545 lbs.  $65.