2018-10-16 / Front Page

According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Deputy Ryan Combs with the Owen County Sheriff’s Department, on October 7, 2018, officers were dispatched to a hit and run incident on Freeman Road. More...

2018-10-15 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  10-11   Timothy Riley, 51, Ellettsville, preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. Arrested by Brandon Gasparovic.  More...

2018-10-16 / Front Page

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has released a list of clergy they consider “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of a minor or young person. On the list is a former Spencer priest.  More...

2018-07-19 / General

Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter (Supreme Court) is on the ballot for retention Election Day 2018. In November, voters will decide whether to retain each appellate judge. More...

2018-10-17 / Front Page

The State Board of Accounts (SBOA) has demanded reimbursement from former County Commissioner Donnie Minnick for $9,625.25.  The demand comes after Minnick was found guilty in August of a Class D Felony of official misconduct and a Class D Felon More...

2018-10-15 / Front Page
Retiring tourism director reflects on position

Marilyn Jackson said the number one thing her successor needs to do is this: love Owen County.  “If you don’t love Owen County, you can’t sell it, and I love this county,” Jackson said. More...

2018-10-17 / Front Page

David M. Baugh, age 37, of Paragon, was sentenced on Tuesday morning in the Owen Circuit Court I after pleading guilty as charged to theft (level 6 felony) and criminal trespass (A-misd.). More...

2018-10-18 / Front Page
County highway seeks appropriation for new equipment

The first evening meeting of the Owen County Board of Commissioners was held Monday at the Owen County Courthouse.  A main topic of discussion at the meeting was county highway department business.  More...

2018-10-16 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  10-12   John Thomas Jr., 27, Indianapolis, preliminary charges of carrying a handgun without a license and driving while suspended prior. Arrested by Spencer Police Deputy Marshal Marty Workman.  More...

2018-10-18 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  10-16  ¦ Heather Havens, 41, Spencer, preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish or salvi, operating a motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life. More...

2018-10-18 / Front Page
New food truck opens in front of Pack Rats

Colleen Bell had always wanted to open a food truck.  But time and finance had not allowed her to do so.  “I’ve been cooking for 40 some odd years. More...

2018-10-17 / Columns

ARREST REPORT  10-9   Teddy Kennedy, 28, Spencer, preliminary charges of probation violation and burglary. Arrested by Owen County Sheriff Deputy Marty Workman.  * * * *  INCIDENT REPORT  10-9   More...

2018-10-19 / Front Page

Thursday morning, faculty and staff at Owen Valley Middle School gathered to accept a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program. More...

2018-10-15 / General

According to a report Purdue University, its board of trustees on Oct. More...

2018-10-17 / Front Page

Dozens of members of the community gathered Tuesday afternoon for a ribbon cutting and open house for the Owen County Community Foundation, which moved to the courthouse square earlier this month. More...

2018-10-19 / Front Page

During the recent meeting of the Owen County Commissioners, Board of Zoning Appeals members Robin Cooper and Mike Sudol came before the trio commissioners with a request regarding Precision Gun Range in Spencer. More...

2018-10-15 / Front Page

An article published on Oct. 12 concerning the tourism commission reported that Owen County Tourism Director Marilyn Jackson is resigning.  Jackson is, in fact, retiring. More...

2018-10-19 / Front Page
County commissioners get update on several projects

A list detailing county highway projects worked on in the two weeks since the previous commissioners meeting was provided to the board at Monday evening’s meeting.  Those projects include:  More...

2018-10-15 / Front Page

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1405 in Spencer will serve as host to a “Meet the Candidates” event on Thursday, Oct. More...

2018-10-17 / Front Page

The Owen County Commissioners, Steve Williamson, Jeff Brothers and Gary Burton, approved claims last Monday evening in the amount of $450,298.94. The total paid out from the general fund was $124,224.72.  More...

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