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  • 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.  

  • Jessica Hardin, a junior at Owen County High School, was one of 25 students recognized in a ceremony in the State Capitol Sept. 20 as part of the first Kentucky GEAR UP Week Celebration. More than 100 students, parents, and educators gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to recognize the GEAR UP Kentucky Students of the Year for their leadership among their peers, personal accomplishments, and academic achievements.

  • By: Steve Musen

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • Sept. 28, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 407
    Sept. 21: 480
    Last year: 382

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $5-$7 lower, heifers $8-$12 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $10 lower

    Feeders: 337
    Slaughter: 59
    Replacements: 11

    Slaughter cows made up 11 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 82 percent. The feeder supply included 35 percent steers, 47 percent heifers, and 18 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • By: Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • Submitted by David Lilly, Owenton Assistant Fire Chief

    Even though we have had some precipitation it does not take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves. We need all Owen County residents to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.  
    According to Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the no-burn season will start Saturday, Oct. 1 and last until Thursday,  Dec. 15. During that time you must not burn within 150-feet of a woodland or procure someone to burn for you.  

  • Sept. 21, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 472
    Sept. 14: 365
    Last year: 669

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers $1 - $3 higher, feeder heifers steady, Moderate demand for fleshy unweaned calves, good demand for weaned and pre-conditioned calves and yearlings. Slaughter cows and bulls $3 - $5 lowers, Moderate demand for slaughter classes.

    Feeders: 427
    Slaughter: 45
    Supply included 20 percent over 600 lbs and 44 percent heifers.

    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2:

  • By: Steve Musen/ Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • By: Jeneen Wiche

  • Sept. 14, 2016
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady.
    Feeders: 354
    Slaughter: 46
    Replacements: 1
    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, replacement cows 0 percent and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 45 percent steers, 33 percent heifers and 22 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.
    Feeder Steers Large #1: 452 lbs.  $156; 535 lbs.  $153; 625 lbs.  $147.

  • By: Jeneen Wiche

  • By: Steve Musen, Owen Enxtension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

  • Aug. 24, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 401
    Aug. 17: 290
    Last year: 242

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady.

    Feeders: 354
    Slaughter: 46
    Replacements: 1

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, replacement cows 0 percent and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 45 percent steers, 33 percent heifers and 22 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

    It’s not too late to continue to enjoy your garden and to add new plantings. You can grow a variety of produce in Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks and have several fresh items available well into the fall.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?

  • The News-Herald sent out new teacher questionnaires to the Owen County School District’s new hires. Below are the answers we received.

    Owen County Lower/Upper Elementary:

    Angie Buechel

    Hometown: “I was born and raised in Independence, Ky. and currently live in Florence, Ky. “

    Grade/subject: Preschool