• By Jeneen Wiche

  • Aug. 23, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 199
    Aug. 16: 354
    Last Year: 401

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$3 lower with some steady, slaughter cows $5-$6 lower, no test on bulls with a light test on all classes.

    Feeders: 174
    Slaughter: 24
    Replacements: 1

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • August 16, 2017

    Cattle Receipts:
    August 9: 38
    Replacements: 4

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacements 1 percent and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 26 percent steers, 43 percent heifers and 31 percent bulls. Near 39 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Aug. 9, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 665
    Aug. 2: 246
    Last Year: 538

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers during the morning sale sold stead to $3 higher, afternoon sales were sharply lower, slaughter cows and bulls were steady.

    Feeders: 587
    Slaughter: 62
    Replacements: 16

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • August 2, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 246
    July 26, 2017: 268
    Last Year: 371

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $2-$4 higher, heifers $1-$3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady with a light test on all classes.

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardner

  • July 19, 2017

    Cattle receipts: 265
    Last week: 613
    Last year: 328

    Compared to last week: On a limited test feeder steers and heifers sold near steady, slaughter cows 1-2 higher, no test on bulls.

    Feeders: 225
    Slaughter: 28
    Replacements: 0

  • July 12, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 613
    July 5: N/A
    Last Year: 367
    No trends due to the fourth of July holiday.

    Slaughter: 68
    Replacements: 9

  • By Jenne Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardner

  • 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.