Today's Features

  • I have loads of potatoes this year, most of them are clean as a whistle. We get them out early, so they are ready to harvest by mid to late August. This early start seems to offset any significant problem with wireworms. The tell-tale sign of wireworms: If you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust-colored worms when you were digging your crop. In the past few weeks as folks begin to dig their potatoes I hear the inquiry, “What are the tiny holes in my potatoes and how do I prevent them?”  

  • Oct. 4, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 701
    Sept. 27: 411
    Last Year: 390

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold $2-$3 higher, some #3 and #4 weights sharply higher. Heifers sold steady to $2 lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady.

    Feeders: 632
    Slaughter: 56
    Replacements: 13

  • The United Producers, Inc. (UPI) Owenton, Ky., facility hosted 52 students from the Franklin Co. FFA Chapter at the weekly auction on Sept. 27.

  • By Jeneen Wiche
    N-H Columnist

  • Sept. 27, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 411
    Sept. 20: 435
    Last Year: 407

    Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$4 higher, plainer cattle steady. No test on slaughter cows, bulls $3-$4 lower on a very limited test.

    Feeders: 373
    Slaughter: 33
    Replacements: 5

  • By Jeneen Wiche

  • Sept. 20, 2017

  • By Roger Alford

    I sometimes wonder if I’m just too easily amused, but I got a big kick out of the old joke about a fellow who showed up for work visibly upset.

    His coworkers gathered around and asked what was wrong.

    “My wife has been missing for about a month, and the detective working the case came by the house this morning and told me something that hit me like a ton of bricks.

    “He said my wife has been missing long enough that I may want to prepare for the worst.”

  • When I was a kid, my grandmother on my father’s side owned a bakery.

    Whenever we’d visit her we would come home with huge pink bakery boxes filled with assorted butter cookies, plus bags of bagels and loaves of bread and the best cinnamon rolls and bear claws you could ever eat.

    Fun fact: My dad used to say that when Uncle Benny swept the floor at night, whatever he swept up was what he put on the bear claws as toppings.

    I’m pretty sure he was joking, or else he wanted to gross us out so he could eat all the bear claws. 

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    Jerry Ellis sang, “Higher Ground” Sunday morning. Happy birthday to Terry Burke! Please pray for Tony Collins, Larry and Phyllis Adkins, Wayne & Ginny Smither, Sue Sipple, our military, police and first responders, our president and leaders, peace in Jerusalem and Korea and our great country.

    Tonight (Wed.) at church from 6 to 6:45, Felecia Collins and family will receive friends to honor her mother, Janet Smoot. The memorial will start at 6:45 p.m. with a balloon release and fellowship meal at 7 p.m.