• On April 3, the Owenton Rotary Club received a letter from Hilton Head Island for its donation to the Deep Well Project for the storm survivors. Our speaker, Mike Cobb of Owen Electric, spoke on the cooperative solar project. This will be 60 acres of solar cell creating a solar farm that will help with providing electric to its members.

  • By Julian Carroll

  • 5 years ago
    June 27, 2012
    Zoning board agrees to Ford change

    The Owenton City Council was expected to meet to vote on the future of the Ford property on SouthMain Street.
    The city’s planning and zoning commission met and approved the zone change from R-1 (residential) to C-1 (commercial).
    The formal request for the change was made by the property’s owner Peggy Ford during an April 31 meeting of the planning an zoning commission.
    The city council has the final say on the zone change.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • June 21, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 395
    June 14, 2017: 258

  • 5 years ago
    June 20, 2012
    Walking for life

    Dozens of friends, family, and members of the community lined the track at Itron Field to cheer on the survivors during their first lap at Friday’s Relay for Life.
    As the sun rose 12 hours later, a little over $46,000 had been raised and donations continue to pour into his week.

  • By Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Failure to respond appropriately could endanger health and environment
    A spill is an accidental release of any amount of pesticide, small or large. Spills on public highways, such as when a tank on a truck overturns, usually have major consequences. Failure to respond quickly and appropriately to such mishaps could seriously endanger public health and environmental quality. Always put on the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) before responding to a spill.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • June 14, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 258
    June 7, 2017: 424
    Last year: 544

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold sharply lower on a light test and feeder heifers sold mostly steady. Slaughter Cows and Bulls sold steady.
    Feeders: 177
    Slaughter: 54
    Replacements: 27
    The feeder supply included 13 percent steers, 28.4 percent heifers and 31.7 percent bulls. Near 40 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • 5 years ago
    June 13, 2012
    Son keeps his father’s legacy alive with Relay

  • Cattle Receipts: 424
    May 31, 2017: 359
    Last year: 348

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold $3-$5 higher. Slaughter cows steady, bulls $1 higher.

    Feeders: 384
    Slaughter: 28
    Replacement: 2

    The feeder supply included 47.2 percent steers, 31.8 percent heifers and 11.9 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.


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    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • May 3, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 717
    Last Week: 688
    Last Year: 731

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $5-$10, some up to $12 higher, heifers $5-$8 some up to $12 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady.
    Feeders: 627
    Slaughter: 74
    Replacements: 16

  • April 26, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 688
    Last Week: 977
    Last Year: 562
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$4 higher, slaughter cows $4-$6 lower, bulls $4 lower.
    Feeders: 581
    Slaughter: 91
    Replacements: 16
    Slaughter cows made up 12 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent, replacement cows 2 percent, and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 42 percent steers, 38 percent heifers, and 20 percent bulls. Near 31 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • by Steve Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • April 19, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 977
    Last week: 903
    Last year: 972

    Feeders: 845
    Slaughter: 100
    Replacements: 32

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $3-$5 higher, heifers $4-$6 higher except 500-600 lbs. were $5-$7 higher, slaughter cows $4-$5 higher, bulls $3-$4 higher.

  • by Steve Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche