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Today's Features

  • Owen County High School teacher Rusty Willhoite’s Technical Design and Application class has kept busy this year designing and building a hovercraft.

    The class recently completed the project, which was more than a year in the making and was a group effort by the class.

    Owen County School Superintendent Mark Cleveland said seven years ago he toured several schools in Indiana that incorporated robotics within the classroom. Cleveland was so awed by the classrooms that he had an industrial arts room built at OCHS.

  • Brittany Schaub of Owen County will compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee Saturday at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

    Schaub is one of approximately 60 Kentucky and Southern Indiana youngsters who will participate in one of the major events of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

    The state winner will receive a U.S. Savings Bond valued at $10,000 upon maturity, a trophy, the latest edition of the Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary and a $25 amazon.com gift card.

  • The 48th annual Owen County Sweetheart ceremony will take place Feb. 11. Members of the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams and the football players vote on their favorite cheerleader. Friday night between the girls’ and boys’ doubleheader games, one cheerleader will be crowned the 2009 OCHS Sweetheart.

  • On Dec. 31, Cindy Wright will enter the courthouse for the last time as the Owen County Circuit Clerk. After serving the county for 30 years, Wright is retiring.

    “I will miss her extremely. I worked with her for 20 years and she was always there for me. She was far more than just a boss, she was and is family. We shared a lot of laughs and we also cried. I can speak for everybody in our office to say we love her and wish her the best,” said Leigh New, Chief Deputy Clerk.

  • The Owen County fifth-grade leadership group had 20 participating students this year.

    Since late September, these students have worked diligently to identify community leaders and interview them.

    The first task of this outstanding group of students was to define leadership and what it means to them.

    After this first step, they commenced to identify someone in the community who portrayed leadership qualities.

    Conducting the interview proved to be a challenge to some students, but they all came through with flying colors.

  • What do you get when you combine: giggling babies, pumpkins, rubber ducks, good food, and lots of sunshine – a perfect fall celebration.

  • There are two kinds of people in the world. Well, there are a lot more than that, but for the purposes of telling this story, there are only two, personified by Pat and me. Pat was impulsive and gregarious. Give her five minutes’ notice and a pound of baloney, and she’d whip up a party. I was deliberate, more at ease with a good book in those days than in a room full of people. And when I hosted a party it took days of preparation to meet my self-imposed standards of perfection.

  • My 2008 tomato trials

    I have finally made it back to the garden after all the desiccation, drought and damage that resulted from the Ike winds. It was just too depressing. I neglected the garden for about a week and half which was clear from the looks of some plants; but not all.

    Most of the tomatoes were still doing what they do regardless of my attention. Some where lying on the ground with fruit chewed on by four-legged pests or pecked by birds but most were still producing and ripening.

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  • It’s a dream three years in the making that Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert hopes will come true the week of Oct. 6.

    Early that morning, a group of Carroll County residents led by Ebert will hit the road for Arizona and the Grand Canyon. The mission: To help Sarah Service become the first paraplegic to descend to the bottom of the canyon on the seven-mile South Kaibab Trail.

    Service, who lives in Owen County, is a Carroll County High School graduate who was left paralyzed from the waist down in a July 2003 car accident.