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  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardner

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today.  Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Dec. 9, 2015

    Cattle receipts: 852
    Last week: 879
    Last year: 851

    Compared to last week: Feeder cattle sold 1.00-4.00 lower, slaughter cows 2.00-3.00 lower, bulls 1.00-3.00 lower.

    Feeders: 765
    Slaughter: 87
    Replacements: 1

  • Bad weather is good for business
    Dec. 8, 2010
    5 years ago

    As word of the first significant snowfall of the season spread throughout Owen County Friday, local shoppers headed for the stores in preparation for a weekend of wintry weather.

    Local forecasters began predicting light snowfall Friday afternoon, calling for a half-inch in Northern Kentucky, with the biggest amounts falling throughout the day Saturday.

  • BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Agency

    Owen County Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to remember safety tips while decorating for the holidays.

    Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.  Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.

  • 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.