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  • Single-vehicle crash claims 2 lives Friday

    A single-vehicle crash claimed the lives of two Owen County residents Friday.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call from an injury accident around 9:20 p.m. Owen County Sheriff’s Deputies Marvin Goodrich and Daniel Tracy were the first to arrive on scene at the Greenup Road entrance to Lucas Lane, where they found a black 2013 Chevy Impala resting on its top.

  • KSP seeking information on damages to Severn Creek bridge

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced last week that the Highway 355 bridge over Severn Creek could remain closed until spring 2018 after the bridge received significant structural damage last month.
    The bridge was originally given a weight restriction, though engineers inspecting the bridge decided to close it shortly after due to multiple vehicles violating the weight requirement posted on the bridge, according to a transportation cabinet news release.

  • iLEAD Academy students to set up shop for Christmas

    Pop up shops are becoming a new trend as businesses and organizations set up shop at various locations for only a day or two. While a majority of these shops pop up in bigger cities, one will be bringing Christmas spirit closer to home.
    iLEAD Academy is an ever-growing career academy that aims to help students achieve college and career readiness. Along with helping students inside the classroom, iLEAD Academy is also looking for more ways to help students outside of the classroom.

  • At the Library | December 13, 2017

    The annual Christmas ornament commissioned by the Friends of the Library for their annual fundraiser is available at the library. This year’s ornament was created by Ellie Petzinger and is a ceramic depiction of our logo. A great gift for someone who loves the library.
    December is amnesty month. As our gift to you, we ask that you bring back any overdue books and you will have your late fees wiped out. Merry Christmas!

    Storytime

  • Friday crash claims 2 lives

    A single-vehicle crash claimed the lives of two Owen County residents Friday.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call of an injury accident around 9:20 p.m. Owen County Sheriff’s Deputies Marvin Goodrich and Daniel Tracy were the first to arrive on scene at the Greenup Road entrance to Lucas Lane, where they found a Chevy Malibu resting on its top.

  • Eagle Creek man jailed after deputies seize meth

    A 53-year-old Eagle Creek man is behind bars after two Owen County Sheriff’s deputies seized over two grams of meth and paraphernalia from the man’s home.
    The sheriff’s office received information on a subject possibly making or trafficking in meth, according to deputy Marvin Goodrich.
    Goodrich, along with deputy Daniel Tracy and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Meredith, went to the residence of David Wilkerson at 680 Eagle Creek Circle Nov. 24.

  • District working to improve classroom and student life

    Members of the Owen County Board of Education discussed much more than the agenda at the Nov. 20 meeting as Director of Curriculum and Instruction Reggie Taylor and Owen County High School Principal Duane Kline spoke about the November 2017 Board of Education Report.

  • At the Library | December 6, 2017

    The annual Christmas ornament commissioned by the Friends of the Library for their annual fundraiser is available in the library. This year’s ornament was created by Ellie Petzinger and is a ceramic depiction of our logo. A great gift for someone who loves the library!
    December is Amnesty Month

    As our gift to you, we ask that you bring back any overdue books and you will have your late fees wiped out. Merry Christmas!
    Christmas Back in Time

  • Local man dies following Seminary St. crash

    A local man succumbed to injuries sustained in a Nov. 15 crash last week.
    Gerald “Bo” Joslin, 78, of Georgetown Road, was traveling south on Roland Avenue when the vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of Roland Avenue and West Seminary, according to the accident report. The vehicle hit a concrete curb and continued over a steep embankment, coming to a rest at the bottom.

  • Officials seek answers after Highway 355 bridge damaged

    The bridge across Severn Creek on Highway 355 is closed until further notice, and local officials are seeking answers after the bridge received significant damages last week.
    The bridge was initially restricted to 6,000 lbs., or the weight of an average car, Saturday morning after Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis received notice of the damage.
    Upon inspection from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Monday afternoon, the bridge was closed and barricaded off around 5 p.m., until further notice.