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Today's News

  • Protests change one man’s opinion

    Alright, I will admit it.

    I was wrong.

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a column decrying the uselessness of Twitter, the Internet service that allows people to send short blasts of information to a list of people who sign up to receive them. In most cases, these 140-character blasts are used to carry irrelevant tidbits like “home from work now. going to take a nap” or “wearing my new sneakers and they are GREAT.”

  • Owen County continues to grow - Guest Editorial By Frank Downing

    Owen County may not share the doom and gloom stories that we hear from some areas of our county and really worldwide.

    We should be very thankful here in Owen County with the many projects that are under way or have been recently completed.

  • Open for business

    Tim Hudnall, who has worked in automotive repair for the last 20 years has decided to begin his own business.

    Hudnall, who opened Tim’s Auto Repair last month, made his decision to begin his own business based on the need for a steady income and to provide excellent service at a better price for Owen County citizens.

    “I just wanted to work for myself,” Hudnall said. “I wanted to get money for myself instead of someone else and I think working for yourself is a lot less stress.”

  • Teachers are heroes in the real world

    Letter to the Editor:

    I am writing this letter because I am proud of my son, Seth Edmonson, and also our school system. In March I was called to attend a meeting with some of the school staff.

  • Ohio high school tries to return lost class rings

    Purchasing a class ring is often a monumental time in a high school student’s life. Worn as a symbol of pride for achieving goals in high school, it is a keepsake that provides many with remembrance of youthful days gone by.

    Two years ago, a letter was mailed to Owen County High School along with a 1958 OCHS class ring from McAuley High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    The letter read, “The enclosed ring was found in our old, old lost and found. Hope you can find the owner.”

  • Roo may still be on the loose

    Angela Perkins’ life has not been an easy one since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over two years ago.

     But she said that with the help of a unique miniature kangaroo named Cletus Eugene, she became more at ease with her disability – until Cletus went missing.

    Initially Cletus was to be a pet, but upon learning that he could sense MS attacks Cletus transformed into a service pet.

  • Owen youth take pride while ‘litter-bugs’ don’t

    Letter to the Editor

    On May 16, we had the privilege to help in our county by picking up trash on Greenup Road. We had several of our youth help in the clean-up. They worked very hard and vowed not to ever throw trash out of their cars. It was quite a learning experience for each person who helped. Some questions that were asked were, “Where does all this trash come from?” and “Why do people throw trash out on the side of the road?” It is sad to say, but most of the trash is thrown out by people who do not realize the impact it has on our county.

  • Bruton Smith looks to future of track

    Everyone knows what Bruton Smith wants. Those same people know he will eventually get it. The only question left to answer is when.

    Smith, the chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports Inc., addressed the media before Saturday’s race and spoke about the future for the track.

    He said the likelihood of the track getting a Sprint Cup race is not good for next year, but the chances for 2011 look better.

    In order to get ready, Smith said the track is looking to expand by as many as 50,000 seats.

  • Magistrates approve first reading of membership fees with changes

    Some magistrates had mixed feelings when an updated version of a county ordinance that grants the authority for collection of fire department membership fees was given its first reading at the June 9 Owen County Fiscal Court meeting. The first reading of the ordinance passed. The second reading is scheduled for June 25..

    The first version of the ordinance was approved during the June 2008 fiscal court meeting. At that time, members of the court agreed that the ordinance would be reviewed yearly.

  • Logano prevails ... again

    While many 19 year olds probably don’t think too much about history, Joey Logano was making history of his own Saturday night in Sparta.

    A crowd of 70,000 turned out Saturday to take in the “Meijer 300 Presented by Ritz” and were not disappointed.

    Joey Logano passed Kyle Busch with nine laps to go and went on to pick up his second-straight win at the track. With the win, the 19-year-old became the first driver to repeat as the winner of the Nationwide Series race.

    Logano may want to hold every race at the Kentucky Speedway.