• Personal Medicare Review or Enrollment

  • Oct. 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week. Owen County Drug Coalition and Youth Services Center encourages parents to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug-free. They can make their pledge to do so on redribbon.org. Middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to sign the pledge during the lunch periods at school.

    by autumn perkins

  • Oct. 19, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 643
    Oct. 12: 580
    Last year: Not available

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold steady-firm, except 500-600 lbs. which were $2-$3 higher, heifers under 600 lbs. $2-$3 higher, over 600 lbs. steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady.

    Feeders: 590
    Slaughter: 48
    Replacement: 5

  • by Steven Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • Oct. 19, 2011
    5 years ago
    Rebels capture district crown: Owen County stays perfect with emotional homecoming win

    Homecoming is about crowns. Before the game, Whitney Boothe was crowned homecoming queen.
    When the clock ran out on the contest, the Rebels were crowned district champs.
    Owen County improved to 8-0 Friday night with a convincing 33-6 win over Carroll County High School.

  • Personal Medicare Review or Enrollment

  • By: Steve Musen

  • By: Jeneen Wiche

  • Oct. 12, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 580
    Oct. 5: 390
    Last year: 487

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and bulls sold evenly steady, heifers mostly steady. High quality weaned calves under 500 lbs. sold $3-$5 higher throughout the sale. Slaughter cows $1-$3 lower and bulls $1-$2 lower.

    Feeders: 481
    Slaughter: 60
    Replacements: 39

    The feeder supply included 21 percent steers, 33 percent heifers, and 32 percent bulls. Near 33 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  •  In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Owenton office to file an accurate crop certification report for 2017 by the applicable deadline.
    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the Owenton Office:
    Nov. 15, 2016: Grass certifications. (Ex: alfalfa, mixed hay and mixed pasture)
    Dec. 15, 2016: Small grains including wheat, oats, barley
    Jan. 2, 2017: Honey
    Jan. 15, 2017: Peaches and canola  

  • By Laura Buchanan
    The Messenger, Madisonville
    MADISONVILLE — As longer nights, cooler temperatures and harvest time approaches, officials are urging motorists to stay cautious of a common autumn road hazard.
    “If you ask people what animal kills more people each year, most people would say bears or alligators,” said Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 public information officer. “It is actually deer.”

  • by faye shelton
    OCRTA President
    Oct. 16-22, 2016, is Retired Teacher Appreciation Week in Kentucky.  
    Owen County has over 90  retired teachers. Many of them contribute to life in their communities. Last year, Owen County retired teachers volunteered over 6,000 hours for others, serving in their churches, the schools, and/or civic and youth organizations. They also gave their time to help in district and statewide endeavors such as the retired teachers’ 5th district and at the state fair for 4-H and Homemakers.

  • Adult health clinic will be Oct. 12
    An adult health clinic will be conducted at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Hwy. 22, Owenton, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Flu shots will be offered (please bring insurance for billing, if you do not have insurance flu shots are $45), along with veteran affairs information, St. Elizabeth Healthcare (CPR, Primewise, Stroke and Cardiac Education, etc.), cardiovascular education, blood pressures, healthy eating, and more.
    Enjoy healthy snacks, education, area resources and door prizes for adults.

  • By Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.