Today's News

  • Local driver wins at Florence Speedway
  • Think about safety this fall harvest season

    By Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • Trunk flare should be evident at planting time

    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.

  • Livestock Market Report | Oct. 12, 2016

    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.

  • Pilotless passenger planes could be very bad idea

    By Roger Alford

    N-H Columnist

  • Only a heart transformation can make us Christians

    This past week I got an email from someone who has emailed me before, always with thoughtful, thought-provoking comments.
    In this one he wrote, “Permit me to posit the following: Why not consider the word ‘Christian’ more as an adjective than a noun? That is, ‘I try to live a Christian life’ rather than tagging oneself with a label that could suggest a holier than thou attitude….”

  • Church News | Oct. 12, 2016

    Owenton First Baptist
    It was a worshipful day as our services were led by Bro. Jesse Bourne during the morning gatherings and Chuck Harris during the evening gathering. Our youth continue their special studies during the evening gathering.
    Manna in the Morning will meet at 10 a.m., today (Wednesday). Our regular service schedule will be in effect tonight with our Kids in Action, Youth, Women’s Study and Adult Bible Study and Prayer Gathering will meet at 6:45 p.m.

  • Butchering hogs and chickens once a part of every day Owen Co. life

    Thomas Jefferson once said, “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”
    Jefferson’s statement is perhaps best illustrated in the ebb and flow of life on a farm.
    As the passionate heat of summer gives way to crisp autumn days, the farm family makes preparation for winter. In earlier days, apples, potatoes, cushaws, and onions were stored in root cellars, and inventory was taken of the wood supply that guaranteed satisfaction of a ravenous wood stove.

  • Looking Back | Oct. 5, 2016

    Oct. 5, 2011
    5 years ago
    Library breaks ground for new home

    With the symbolic tossing of dirt, the Owen County Public Library took another step toward its new home last week.
    Officials from across the state and several representatives from Kentucky congressional delegation were on hand for the ceremony last Wednesday, which formally marked the start of construction of the new facility on KY 22 near the Hi-Y-Inn Motel.

  • At the Library | Oct. 5, 2016

    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.