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Today's News

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 2018 Primary Election candidate filings

    To keep our readers up to date on the most recent candidate filings for the 2018 May Primary Election, The News-Herald will continuously update the following list until the filing period for candidates who must run in the primary ends at 4 p.m., Jan. 30. The May Primary Election will take place Tuesday, May 22.

    County Judge/Executive:

    Nov. 21 — Casey Ellis, D (incumbent)

    County Attorney:

    Nov. 21 — Josh Smith, D (incumbent)

    Sheriff:

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Chamber honors head of school district, Ky. American Water

    Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford has spent the majority of the past 25 years helping to mold young minds, whether from inside the classroom, the principal’s office or as head of the school district.
    His dedication to Owen County’s youth and the school district as a whole led him to become the 2017 Business Person of the Year at the Owen County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Monday.