Today's News

  • 2018 General Election precinct-by-precinct results
  • In nail-biting election night, Ellis pulls off win


  • Business promises 150 new jobs

    An industrial hemp processing business promises to bring 150 jobs to Owenton after recently taking possession of the former Itron building.
    Lilu’s Garden, the nation’s largest state-of-the-art hemp processing company specializing in the manufacturing of derivatives from industrial hemp, will be hiring warehouse and maintenance workers, drivers, manufacturing processors and engineers with salaries ranging from minimum wage to more than $100,000 per year, according to a press release.

  • A $4.1 million investment

    Following months of negotiations, Gov. Matt Bevin’s office officially announced Pounds of Plastics, Inc., an international specialty manufacturer, will locate to the former Itron warehouse in the coming months.
    A $4.1 million investment, the company is initially expected to bring a minimum of 54 full-time jobs to Owenton.
    Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Pounds of Plastics specializes in custom polymers and thermoplastics used in automotive and a variety of other industries.

  • Halloween offers rich history

    Candy, time spent with friends and colorful costumes make Halloween a day to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Halloween also can be a lucrative time of year, as the National Retail Federation notes that Halloween spending equals roughly $6.9 billion each year. But as popular as Halloween seems, many countries do not celebrate the holiday.

  • Oct. 31, 2018 | Community News

    Fall Harvest at Owenton Center will be Nov. 8
    Owenton Center’s Fall Harvest will begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, with live music by Rick Kinman, a chili supper, cake auction and silent auction. All proceeds go toward the residents’ Christmas. If you would like to make a donation, call 502- 484-5721 and ask for Teresa Perry or Rachel Kramer.

  • At the Library | Oct. 31, 2018

    It’s a Chilibration Friday. Lunch and dinner will be served as local musicians entertain us on the piano. The third ornament to benefit the library has been made this year by woodworker Scott Gibson and will be available for the first time this season. Come join us and support your local library.

  • Judge's race highlights 2 nights of political forums

    A seasoned veteran of local politics and a first-time candidate took the stage of the Owen County High School auditorium Oct. 18, in a General Election forum held as a community service by The News-Herald and the OCHS Civics Club. 

    The candidates, incumbent Democrat Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, and Republican Veronica Gayle, director of Owen County Adult Education, expressed their views on topics including job growth, tourism and road conditions.

  • Sheriff’s race candidates talk opioids, police presence

    The three candidates vying for the office of Owen County’s top-elected law enforcement official met on stage at the Owen County High School Oct. 17, in a political forum held as a community service by The News-Herald and the OCHS Civics Club.

  • 2018 Candidate Questionnaires | Judge-Executive's Race

    Casey Ellis - D
    Age: 42
    How long have you been a resident of Owen County? Lifelong
    Education: Owen County High School graduate; associate degree; graduate of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service Community leadership program; Completed over 188 hours of continuing education through the department of local government concerning topics such as community development, regional planning, emergency management and economic development.