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Today's News

  • 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.

  • BMS achieves perfect season

    Perfection is hard to come by. Many strive for it but very few ever attain it. Last Tuesday night at Patterson Field, the Bowling Middle School football finished off the perfect season. The Rebels defeated Trimble County 52-0 to finish the year with a perfect 8-0 record and claimed the Conference Championship.

  • A mandate for change

    The fiscal court has formed a plan of action to correct problems found by the grand jury.

    In a special meeting on Thursday, Owen County Attorney Charlie Carter presented several ideas to address each item of the grand jury report.

  • Pleaded not guilty

    Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion, former Deputy Judge-Executive Renaee Gaines and Treasurer Gayla Lewis pleaded not guilty to all charges yesterday.

    O’Banion was charged with theft, theft of services and official misconduct. Gaines was charged with two counts of theft, complicity to theft of services and official misconduct; and Lewis was charged with complicity to theft and two charges of official misconduct.

  • Will the judicial center find a home?

    The next home of the judicial center will be decided on Monday.

    The Owen County Project Development Board will meet at 10 a.m. to decide which site is best suited for the judicial center. Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion said the board will make a recommendation to the state, which will give the final approval. It is unclear if the state will allow the judicial center to be built outside the downtown area.

    The board narrowed down the search to three properties, however as of press time, O’Banion would not release the names of the finalists.

  • County needs a fresh start

    It’s a sad day for Owen County when thieves are in control of taxpayers’ money. It’s been said before, “there is no end to corruption in government,” and this proves it. This theft is just another example of why people have no confidence in our elected officials. Talk about the fox watching the hen house.

    My congratulations to the Owen County grand jury, but it can’t stop there.

    Our court system must make an example of these thieves so as to discourage others from trying the same thing.

  • Thayer is good for the county

    I would like to take a moment to recognize my state senator. During the last legislative session I had the unique opportunity to witness Sen. Damon Thayer of District 17 throughout the four months of the budget year session. The Future Leaders Internship Program (FLIP) sponsored by Northern Kentucky University provided this opportunity to me.

  • My 2008 tomato trials

    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.

  • A 26.2-mile epic

    It is said that life is a marathon and not a sprint. For Amy Klein this statement could not be more true.

    The Owen County resident ran her first marathon in 2005. On Sept. 20 at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, Klein won her first marathon.

    According to Klein, about 1,000 women ran in the Air Force Marathon that featured 2,500 total runners. Klein captured the women’s 26.2-mile race in a time of 3:06.27.

  • Owen County youth appreciated

    Another beautiful weekend in Owen County brought forth yet one more thing for which to be thankful. The good deeds and services that were provided this past Saturday by the members of the Owen County Schools Service Club did not go unnoticed. As a high school teacher, I have a genuine interest in the lives of young people, as well as a desire to see them blossom and acquire success. I especially enjoyed seeing young adults displaying such compassion, ownership, and responsibility for their community.