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Today's News

  • Everyone has a right to speak up and be heard

    I’d like to answer Tracey Westover’s guest editorial “Times are Changing,” dated Nov. 12, 2008.

    It is of utmost importance that all Christian America pray that our elected officials, including the new president, are instruments in bringing God’s will in America for all Americans.

    Ms. Westover stated that at a place of business her son was told “speak up – just because we’re all white doesn’t mean you can’t speak up.”

  • Auditor meets with fiscal court members

    The investigation phase of the 2008 audit for the Owen County Fiscal Court is complete. The results were presented at an exit conference Nov. 11.

    Greg Giesler, the administrative branch manager and open records administrator with the state auditor’s office, said the exit conference was complete, but the final results will not be released for several months.

  • Parents should send proper messages to their kids

    Racism In response to the letter by Tracy Westover, I identify with you completely. My son was faced with racism while in school. By the grace of God and after years of searching and finally being comfortable with who he is, he grew up to be a fine young man. He respects others for who they are, not by the color of their skin. Racism couldn’t take the goodness out of his heart.

  • Nov. 14, 2008

    Bryan A. Ruth, trafficking in marijuana, pleaded not guilty, adopted plea agreement, continued to Dec. 12.

    Steven S. Small, 1986, two counts of trafficking in marijuana, $5,000 cash bond set.

    Michael J. Walker, 1988, three counts of trafficking in marijuana, pleaded not guilty, adopted plea agreement, continued to Dec. 12.

    Matthew Shane Walker, 1986, trafficking in marijuana, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 12.

  • Public urged to support shelter and efforts to help animals

    We would like to invite you to attend the Fido Fiesta from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Elk Creek Winery.

    There will be silent auctions, in house raffles, a private wine tasting tour by reservation only and musical entertainment by Jake Walls throughout the evening. Proceeds will go towards completion and operation of the Owen County dog shelter which will be operated by Owen County Friends of Animals Inc. under a contractual agreement with the county.

  • Brown faces hearing in Scott County

    A former Owen County resident will face a preliminary hearing Thursday after police discovered the remains of his sister in the truck of his car.

    Timothy Brown, 30, was arrested in St. Louis, Mo., after a missing persons report had been filed in regards to his sister, Penny Brown, who suffered from cerebral palsy.

    On Nov. 6, Timothy Brown pleaded not guilty abusing or neglecting an adult in connection with the discovery of his sister’s mummified body in the trunk of his car.

  • Youth football continues to shine

    The Owen County youth football team continues to make history and completed its regular season with a perfect season and a super bowl championship against surrounding teams such as Gallatin, Grant, Walton-Verona and Pendleton County.

    The squad traveled to Jessamine County to play in a 9-and-under tournament. They fought through the tough, cold conditions to continue their winning streak. Their record stands at 19-0.

    Saturday, they won their pool against Larue County (18-0) and a close game in overtime against Jessamine County (12-6) making them the No. 1 seed.

  • Racism plays no role in decisions

    Let’s get one thing straight first – I’m not a racist.

    I’m a Democrat and more likely to be accused of being a member of “the liberal media” than a conservative mole.

    Last week, two ladies called me following the election of Barack Obama and the publication of our election edition.

    They both said they were African-American who live in Owen County.

    They both wanted to know why the paper chose to run a picture of John McCain on the front page instead of announcing the presidential victory of Barack Obama.

  • Never say never

    The year was 1953. A small school in Milan, Ind., and its young coach prepared for the upcoming season.

    The expectations were high following a trip to the final four the year before. Even with four returning starters, no one could have imagined what happened.

    Milan High School, with an enrollment of 161, finished off the 1953-54 season by doing what many believed to be impossible.

    The Indians won the Indiana High School basketball championship. Milan remains the smallest school to ever claim the title.

    How did they do it?

  • Fido Fiesta will help fulfill OCFA shelter dream

    An animal shelter for Owen County has been the dream of many of its citizens since the inception of the Owen County Friends of Animals.

    Now, five years later, that dream may very well come true with the help of a special fund-raising event – The Fido Fiesta.