Owensville Police Chief dies in crash

Residents in the Village of Owensville are dealing with the loss of their police chief of 17 years. Chief Paul Sturgill, 55, was killed Tuesday, Dec. 23, as a result of a crash at the interchange of I-75 and I-64 in Lexington, Ky.

Sturgill was returning home from Tennessee where he had picked up his mother, Alma Sturgill, to spend the holidays with his family.

“Most of the people in the village are in a state of shock over the chief’s death,” said Sgt. D. Bay. “It is a normal reaction any time there is a tragedy like this. It’s hard to believe it happened.”