Owen County has lost one of its most recognizable citizens.
James Edgar “Ed” Ashcraft, originally from Covington, passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer.
Ashcraft was the former publisher and owner of The News-Herald, a retired horse trainer and owner of Ashcraft Realty.
Ashcraft was extremely involved with Owen County in many different aspects.
Ashcraft’s son, John Ashcraft, said his father will be remembered for his commitment to the community.