Co-founder’s Lee and Dustin Bratcher welcome you to the Ohio County Monitor, the online “newspaper” for Ohio Countians, by Ohio Countians.

They have been covering Ohio County full-time since February of 2012

Dustin had covered the news in Ohio County as a photographer for over nine years prior and won 10 awards from the Kentucky Press Association.

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 report on the world or national news, we will be all Ohio County all the time.

We will keep you up to date on the news that effects you right here at home.

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.

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, jot down a few notes on what took place and the Ohio County Monitor will post it.

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.