The Owen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of reports of damaged or destroyed mailboxes.
Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess said 30 to 40 mailboxes were either destroyed or tampered with between 3 and 4 a.m. June 25.
Additionally, Bess said the vandal or vandals had reportedly placed red or black paint on some of the mailbox posts.
Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Lilly said the vandalism seemed to run in a circle, with mailboxes being hit on Hwy. 22 W. in Owenton, Lake Road, Southfork Road and Cull Road.