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Today's News

  • Remembering Jim

    When the going gets tough, only those with true grit survive.

    To those who knew him best, James T. “Jim” Gibson epitomized true grit.

    Born Aug. 27, 1941, Jim wasn’t expected to live through the night. Though the attending physician, Dr. George Purdy, was unsure of the diagnosis at the time, Jim was later identified as a victim of Cerebral palsy.

    His mother, Sue Bennie, had experienced a difficult labor that is thought to have attributed to his condition.

  • Sweet Owen Days return this weekend

    The annual Sweet Owen Days festival returns this weekend with a full lineup of music, food, vendors and fun for the whole family.
    To help kick-off the festivities, the third Food Truck Friday will be held on the courthouse lawn from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20. Nashville recording artist John Morgen will provide music and several food trucks will be available.

    Saturday, Sept. 21

    7-11 a.m., Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast
    8 a.m.-9:50 a.m., 5K Run/Walk and Awards
    10-10:30 a.m., Opening Ceremony

  • Chavez-Canela indicted on manslaughter charge

    The local restaurant owner and former court security officer charged in the June 21 death of a Monterey woman was indicted by an Owen County grand jury last week.
    Luis Mario Chavez-Canlea, 42, pleaded not guilty to the charges of second-degree manslaughter, a Class C felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, aggravated circumstances, first offense, a Class D felony; and operating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) upon a public highway.

  • Sept. 18 Community News | Retired teachers meet in Shelbyville Oct. 3

    Beverly reunion will be Sunday
    The Beverly reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Lockport Methodist Church. A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. All friends and family are invited.
    Vendors wanted for Sweet Owen Days
    Vendor space is still available for Sweet Owen Days, Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22. Please contact Christel Buffin at 502-563-3501 for more information.
    Hammond reunion set for Sept. 29

  • At the Library | Sept. 18, 2019

    Wednesday, Sept. 18
    11 a.m., Age Reversing Exercise Improve your range of motion, be pain-free and full of vitality after stretching and strengthening all 650 muscles in this gentle and dynamic workout. Be healthy and prevent muscle atrophy with each gentle exercise routine. All standing exercises.  
    3:15-4:30 p.m., Decorate a Cupcake Like a Pro Learn cake decorating techniques. All attendees will decorate their own cupcake with buttercream frosting.  For all school-age children.  
    Thursday, Sept. 19

  • Opposing teams unite while fighting for a cure

    BY TRINITY CRAIG-ALLNUTT
    N-H Correspondent

    On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Owen County Lady Rebels hosted the Henry County Lady Wildcats for their annual Volley for a Cure.
    The night started with the JV team losing their match 3-1. They were only a few points behind in each set. Despite the loss, the team’s mood could not be affected. While waiting to begin the varsity match, Ann Carter took a moment to recognize what the night was all about.

  • Rebels play their best soccer of the season

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON
    N-H Correspondent

  • Lady Rebels soccer off to a record start

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON
    N-H Correspondent

  • Decreased assessment will lead to higher tax bills

    Following a $4.5 million tax assessment decrease, local taxpayers can expect to see higher bills this October.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court voted Aug. 27 to take the real estate compensating rate of 12.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, meaning the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $125 in county taxes this year.

  • Grand jury indicts man in fatal stabbing

    BY BRYAN MARSHALL
    Landmark News Service

    A Boone County grand jury indicted a 41-year-old Taylor Mill man Sept. 3 in the stabbing death of 31-year-old Stephen Dodson of Jonesville during a bar fight in Florence.
    Ishmail Tariq Powell was indicted on charges of murder, attempted murder, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree being a persistent felony offender.
    Powell is currently lodged in the Boone County Jail.
    Dodson was killed in a bar fight around 1:40 a.m. July 21 at Papa’s Pub in Florence.