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Today's News

  • Drug bust at local motel

    On Oct. 6, the Sheriff’s department arrested two 18-year-olds on drug charges.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, a search warrant was issued for a unit at the Hi Y-Inn. With help from drug-detecting dogs, law enforcement officers discovered a pound of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia.

    Tyler Leathers and Aylissa Moore were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school.

  • Owen County grand jury report

    The following is the report issued by the Owen County grand jury about the functioning of the Owen County government.

    You can view the actual document below, using a flash document reader we have provided (go to http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ to get Flash on your computer):

  • Separating fact from fiction

    OK. You don’t need me to tell you that the November elections are vastly important this time around.

    Our country is in a scary place right now, with banks folding left and right, and Congress in the midst of hammering out a plan to stabilize Wall Street as it bleeds out in front of our eyes.

    So, I’m going to take this time to provide some good information for those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) preparing to vote.

  • A missed opportunity

    Opportunity knocked on Friday night for the Owen County Rebels. But the Rebels did not answer the door.

    The Rebels took the field on Friday in Carrollton looking to continue the momentum gained from the win over Atherton. Instead, Owen County fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and was not able to recover. Carroll County picked up the district win, 21-7.

    “They know they let the game slip away,” said a disappointed Coach Fowler after the game. “We have to take advantage of opportunities when we get them.”

  • Soccer seniors bid farewell

    It was recognition and even a few tears. The Owen County Lady Rebels’ soccer team said “so long” to eight seniors last Monday night at Patterson Field.

    For eight seniors it was their last chance to play on their home field and be recognized by the fans. Before the game, each girl was presented with a gift from Coach Haines and was honored by those in attendance. Following the festivities, Owen County took on Henry County.

  • Judicial Center saga

    The judicial center site has been narrowed down to two.

    The project development board anticipated making a final decision at their Monday meeting. However, a delay in the appraisals has pushed that decision to Friday at 1 p.m.

    The board members will pick between a downtown property that currently includes Full Service Auto and Meeting the Needs Mission, and several acres of land on Hwy. 127 owned by a Ford family trust.

  • Thayer puts county first

    Like John McCain, your State Senator Damon Thayer hasn’t been afraid to set politics aside and put the needs of our District first. During the last session, Damon worked to solve the State’s budget issues without tax hikes. He also prevented tax dollars from being used to fund government programs for illegal aliens and stopped legislation that would’ve allowed tax dollars to fund political campaigns. Despite pressures in Frankfort and from local boards to raise taxes, Sen. Thayer has maintained a consistent record as a strong advocate for hardworking families.

  • Judge and be judged

    It seems to me that in Owen County some people are ready to convict Billy O’Banion and his co-workers before they have been tried. It shows that some people are just small-minded and biased. Thank God for free speech.

    David Burdette

    Perry Park

  • Homecoming

    It was a night when everyone got all dressed up. Even Rebels Coach Adam Fowler got into the Homecoming spirit as he donned a dress shirt and tie to pace the sidelines. Based on the result, one may wonder if he will keep up the look.

    Owen County defeated Atherton last Friday night 20-6 to pick up its second win of the season and set up an important game for next Friday night in Carrollton.

    Jared Johnson rushed for two scores and Jordan Cox scored on a quarterback sneak to propel the Rebels to the win.

  • Marching Band makes history early in season

    This past Saturday at Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell, the Owen County Marching Band competed in its second competition of the season. The band members performed their 2008 show, “Elemental Beethoven.” The show featured traditional and contemporary versions of some of Beethoven’s most memorable melodies, such as Moonlight Sonata, Requiem for the 5th Symphony, 5th of Beethoven, Fur Elise, and Ode to Joy. Each song represents a different element (wind, fire, earth, water) and the unity of all of them.