Co-founder’s Lee and Dustin Bratcher welcome you to the Ohio County Monitor, the online “newspaper” for Ohio Countians, by Ohio Countians.
Dustin covered the news in Ohio County as a photographer for over nine years and won 10 awards from the Kentucky Press Association in the process.
In a world in which we have Red Sox Nation, ESPN Sportsnation, and WWE Universe, this site will be more about community, our community. The Ohio County Monitor will not deal with world news or national news, we will be dealing with news that matters to you, your community news. We will keep you up to date on the news that effects you right here at home. The Ohio County Monitor will be covering your children’s sports and schools, your church’s activities, your city festival and celebrations and everything that you need to know.
Technology allows us to get the news to you as quickly as possible.
The Ohio County Monitor wants to be known less as a newspaper and more of a community service.
And the best part of this is that there will be no charge to read the news we will provide, but we would ask that you visit our sponsors and tell them how glad you are they support the Ohio County Monitor.
We also ask that you, our community, help us gather and collect the news. Check out our contact page and email us ideas for stories. No news organization is able to go to every church function, attend every meeting or be at every accident. We will rely on your support and submissions if we want to have the best news site possible. If you attend a function you think the community would like to know about take a picture or two and write a small piece on what took place and the Ohio County Monitor will post it.
So, now that you know what we need from you, other than your eyes reading our news, please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We will post updates to the site as well as breaking news to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Also on our Facebook page we will have areas for you to comment on stories we put on the site, this way we can keep comments respectable and accountable.
We at the Ohio County Monitor look forward to taking this journey with you. Feel free to contact us with any questions, story ideas, or breaking news. Let’s come together for the greater good of our community.