Owen County Emergency Management

    Weather: Resolve to watch the weather at the beginning of the day to be prepared.

    Weekend Gardener

  • Mayor hopes pipeline will bring business
    Dec. 22, 2010
    5 years ago

    With natural gas now in the city of Owenton, Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier hopes to see action in the industrial park. Wotier said Owenton’s lack of a natural gas line has hindered use of the spec building in the industrial park.

    Special to the News-Herald

    Owen County students and adults may participate in this year’s annual Kentucky Bluegrass Award student choice program.  

    A state committee chooses 10 of the best new, current children and young adult books available covering a variety of quality literature.  Public and private schools as well as public libraries across the state participate in this program.  

    Weekend Gardener

     Every couple of years I like to revisit my father’s favorite Christmas poem inspired by Clement Moore’s famous work ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas.’  The writer of the poem is unknown but he or she certainly was a gardener; and you may even get some last minute gift ideas from its verse.

  • George Orwell once said: “The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.” 

    Now is the perfect time to consider adding value to your woodlot, making your land more attractive to wildlife or adding beauty to your home landscaping by planting some trees in the spring.

  • It’s snow problem
    Dec. 15, 2010
    5 years ago

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County temperatures plummeted into the teens. Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating no major problems occurred.

  • If you’ve been patient and waited the five to seven years it takes to grow and maintain Christmas trees to get them ready for sale, you’re might be wondering how to best market them to customers.

    Marketing real Christmas trees has some unique pros and cons. You’ll have a guaranteed annual market, and since fresh Christmas trees only have a two to four week life expectancy after cutting, customers must replace them every year. The appeal of having a fresh Christmas tree each year is enticing to many people, usually part of family and cultural traditions.

    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.

    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.

    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.