Today's News

  • Livestock Market Report | Nov. 9, 2016

    Nov. 2, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 647
    Last week: 580
    Last year: 580

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 600 lbs. sold $3-$4 higher, over 600 lbs. $1-$2 higher, heifers under 600 lbs. $2-$4 higher, over 600 lbs. steady, slaughter cows steady, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 552
    Slaughter: 84
    Replacements: 11

  • Health and safety issue for Kentucky’s aging farmers

    by: steve musen

  • Save fall leaves for compost piles or vegetable gardens

    by: Jeneen Wiche

  • USDA Expands Working-Lands Conservation Opportunities

    HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2016 – Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer a new Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands practice specifically tailored for small-scale livestock grazing operations. Small livestock operations with 100 or fewer head of grazing dairy cows (or the equivalent) can submit applications to enroll up to 200 acres of grasslands per farm. USDA’s goal is to enroll up to 200,000 acres.

  • Patient decides between surgery and touching up X-ray

    by: Roger Alford

  • Everyone is forgiven greatly, but not everyone knows it

    Here’s a question for you: When is sin a good thing?
    Recently, I heard a preacher say, “The greatest gift that God gives to the people he loves is their sin — when they know it.”
    I’ll let you digest that for a minute.
    The preacher did not say that God thinks sin is good. Sin is what separates the creature from the Creator, the very thing that caused Jesus to die for us.
    No, the preacher said that our sin, when we know it and own it and hate it, is a gift, a gift from God.
    How can that be?

  • Church News | Nov. 9, 2016

    Monterey Baptist
    What a wonderful way to end Pastor Appreciation Month than with a fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you, Jeremy and Jennifer, for all you do for the Kingdom and MBC. You are loved.
    We are very excited to announce that John and Alexandra Ballard have a daughter. Locket Jane was born at 9:35 a.m., Sunday morning, Nov. 6. She is perfect according to her mom and dad.  

  • Project grad’s haunted trail deemed successful

     by mark garnett
    Project Graduation Volunteer
    On behalf of all the parents and the entire class of 2017, project graduation would like to thank everyone who had any part in the haunted trail.
    Thanks to Itron for the use of Itron Field; Hines Riley for background music and sounds that made this all come together; Mark Baldwin for all the work he did and bringing all those roll bales of hay and to Kim Juett for the hay he donated.

  • Unofficial Owen County election results

    The unofficial results for Owen County are as follows:

    President of the United States:
    Donald J. Trump - 3,745*
    Hillary Clinton - 1,062
    Gary Johnson - 122
    Rocky Roque De La Fuente - 2
    Jill Stein - 25
    Evan McMullin - 43

    United States Senator:
    Rand Paul - 3,388*
    Jim Gray - 1,527

    United States Representative in Congress 4th Congressional District:
    Thomas Massie - 3,599*
    Calvin Sidle - 1,174

  • Owen County's largest employer to cease local operations

    The News-Herald has confirmed Itron's intention to discontinue production at its Owenton site.
    Production is expected to cease over the next 18-24 months, according to Itron Vice President of Global Marketing and Public Affairs Sharelynn Moore.
    "During this time, we will be working closely with our employees to make the transition as smooth as possible," Moore said. "Together with our employees, we will continue to deliver the best solutions to our customers throughout this transition."