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  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardner

    I have always managed to do well with African violets. I generally keep them in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage.

    Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year. The key is to create a favorable growing environment.

  • Owen County student Kade New was among the 11 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.

    New, a fourth-grader at Owen County Elementary, displayed his science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. His project, “Give It A Taste, Put A Lid On Food Waste,” explored the ways a community can reduce food waste and increase food security.

  • Cattle Receipts: 879
    Last Week: 283
    Last year: 925

    Compared to last week: No trends due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Feeders: 794
    Slaughter: 85
    Replacements: 10

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent, replacement cows 0 percent, and feeders 90 percent. The feeder supply included 59 percent steers, 27 percent heifers, and 14 percent bulls. Near 68 percent of the run weighed more than 600 lbs.

    Feeder Steers Large 1: 745 lbs.  $124.

  • Shooting leaves one dead
    Dec. 1, 2010
    5 years ago

    A 71-year-old Corinth man has been charged with murder after what Kentucky State Police say may have been a drug-related meeting.
    Christopher Dennis Jr. was arrested Saturday morning after KSP troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele, of Georgetown, shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane on Friday.

  • BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    It’s official: we are in the midst of the holiday season.
    While you’re still repurposing Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, it’s never too late to make sure we take time for safety.
    Travel, celebrations, decorations and shopping may give you some frayed nerves, but at all costs, avoid frayed wires.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardner

  • 5 years ago
    Showcasing success
    Nov. 24, 2010

  • BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Manager of Communications, Owen Electric

  • DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management

  • Squiresville Trio to perform Sunday
    The Squiresville Trio will be performing at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, at Squiresville Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Come join us for some great gospel music.
    Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing canceled
    The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing scheduled for Nov. 29 has been canceled due to the holiday weekend.

  • The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.
    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., Extension office craft-making session, please bring a shirt from home for the craft.

  • The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving.
    Festivals Of the World will be celebrated at the library this month and next. This is passive programming that adults and children can participate in at their own pace. We will have passports available for you to make and they will be stamped each week you come in.

  • JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardner

    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year.  Things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas.  These chores are all a part of garden maintenance and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later.  Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter.

  • 5 years ago
    Beshear to Headline Chamber of Commerce Event
    Nov. 17, 2010

    Kentucky’s top official, Gov. Steve Beshear, will take the stage at the 11th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce dinner Monday. The meeting will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce is not a routine procedure to how a speaker is chosen each year, but suggestions are taken from chamber members.

  • JENEEN WICHE – WEEKEND GARDNER

  • DAVID LILLY | Owen County Emergency Management

  • JENEEN WICHE – Weekend Gardner

  • 5th Grade All “A” Honor Roll
    Ellie Anderson, Lillian Baumann, Lilly Chappell, Ayden Coppola, Logan Davis, Melanna Eversole, Lindsey Hobbs, Bradley House, Logan House, Brady Kemper, Avery Miller, Teegan Moore, Haydon Osborne, Eli Ruby, Brandon Snell, Heidi Stedam, Hayden Webster, Madelyn Wilson, Gwen Wolfe

    5th Grade A/B Honor Roll
    August Barker, Cameron Bond, Nash Cammack, Ciera Estep, Cameron Fitzgerald, Payton Gordon, Austin Halfhill, Karlie Haydon, Joshua Howard, Mason Lawrence