Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • At the Library | November 29, 2017

    On display in the library through December is The Illustrated Word, artwork produced by Kentucky artists relating to the written word. Come in and treat yourself to some eye candy!


    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities! This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

    Walk Away the Pounds

  • Angel Tree tags now available

    With Christmas time in the air, gift shopping and tree decorating will soon take over the lives of many citizens throughout Owen County. While most decorate their trees using ornaments, the News-Herald chose to decorate with the community in mind.

  • Emergency management hosts successful traffic class

    by Larry karsner
    Owen County Emergency Management Director