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Today's News

  • Guest editorial: Constitutional amendment will protect racing

    For too long, casino gambling has dominated the debate in Frankfort to the detriment of all other issues. Gov. Steve Beshear has advocated very little, if anything, beyond the expansion of gambling. Attorney General opinions throughout the years are divided. The Governor campaigned on “letting the people decide.” As recently as last year, members of House Democratic Leadership promoted a constitutional amendment to expand gambling.

  • Owen EMS director urges public to get ready for winter

    New home heating patterns may increase potential for chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning

    With record-setting home-heating prices anticipated this autumn and winter, efficiency is at the forefront this year. Many homeowners address their financial concerns by turning to solid fuel appliances, like wood or pellet stoves.

    Rick Morgan, Owen County EMS director, reminds the public that these heating patterns increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires.

  • Indians prove too much for Rebels

    Heading into Friday night’s first-round playoff game versus Holy Cross, Owen County knew the person they had to stop in order to have a chance at coming away with the victory. As it turned out, stopping Markel Walker was something the Rebels could not do.

    Walker had a hand in all five of the Indians’ first-half touchdowns to give Holy Cross a 34-3 lead at halftime. They never looked back.

  • Historical Society News

    Making Memories was a program presented at the library Oct. 26.

  • Bowling Middle School Honor Roll

     First Nine Weeks

    Sixth grade super honor roll

    Victoria Cammack, Garrett Cobb, Makenzie Davis, Nicole Jacobs, Baylee Keeton, Heather Mertz, Kirsten Parker, James Washer, Megan Wilhoite, Micaela Wilhoite

    Sixth grade honor roll

  • Election action

    With the Owen County primary election only months away, Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid is looking toward the future of voters and candidates.

    Two county offices up for election require a test to be taken and passed before filing to run for the position.

    The property valuation administrator’s test will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Eagle Lake Convention Center, 1000 Eagle Lake Drive in Lawrenceburg.

  • Kids and parents get in spirit of Halloween

    Trick-or-treaters and their parents lined up around several Owen County churches Saturday for a night of fellowship and fun.

    EPOCH Fellowship and New Columbus Baptist Church were among those that decorated vehicles and passed out candy for trunk-or-treats.

    EPOCH Pastor Trent Holbert said their trunk-or-treat was held at Full Service Automotive.

    “We partnered with Full Service Automotive and had 10 cars,” Holbert said. “We had a constant stream of kids all night.”

  • Tackling a sense of costume doom

    I once knew a man who got kicked out of his Blue Christmas therapy group because he was a little bit too cheerful. I thought about him last week as I stumbled through yet another Halloween.

    For some, Halloween is all about the supernatural, the scary stuff like “the living dead” and werewolves.

  • Kay’s Branch News

    I hope everybody had a happy Halloween. That holiday kind of passed us by. There aren’t many children on the Branch now.

  • Playoff Preview

    Opponent: Covington Holy Cross Indians

    Place: Scott High School, Taylor Mill

    Time: 7 p.m.

    • The Indians finished the season 5-5 overall and 2-1 in the District 6. They defeated Newport and Lloyd and lost to Newport Central Catholic.

    • Holy Cross is coached by Bruce Kozerski. Bengal fans may be familiar with Kozerski, who played for the orange and black for 12 seasons. He was a member of the Superbowl team that lost to the San Francisco 49ers in 1989.