The 21st century is getting a first-hand look at what life was like on the Civil War battlefield.
For 23 years, Morgan County has been the site for the reenactment of 'Morgan's Raid,' one specific battle in a series of battles that took confederate General John Hunt Morgan through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. Re-enactors surely look the part, but they also act the part as they bring history to life with booms from canons and smoke from muskets.
Morgan County voters when to the polls to decide some important races and issues. In the race for County Commissioner in the republican primary Tim Van Horn was the winner. He will face Keith Nelson, a democrat in November. All issues on the ballot passed inlcuding a 1 mill levy for the County Library and a levy for the county ambulance service.
A Morgan County man was sentenced to 28 years in prison Wednesday for sex crimes.
According to Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell, 34-year-old Lonnie Miller received the sentence in Morgan County Common Pleas Court for 16 charges. Miller had pled guilty in February to four counts of rape, three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, five counts of theft, four counts of breaking and entering and one count of burglary.
With the rain from this weekend, one county is noticing the river creeping up to their doorstep.
Residents in Morgan County are no stranger to floods. While the Muskingum River is not at flood stage yet, it is getting very close to homes and roads near the river. Morgan County resident, Hope Holbrook, says she is not worried about the river yet, but has noticed the high water level and strong current.
"I think the boat ramp down there, it is probably flooded down there...