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Today's News

  • At the Library | Nov. 21, 2018

    On display in the library through the end of November, the paintings and pastel images of Helen Karyn Upton. We are pleased to share this work with the community thanks to her sister, Susan Hampton.
    The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

    Wednesday, Nov. 21

  • Magistrate's race to be decided by coin toss

    Voters in Owen County’s fourth magisterial district will have to wait one more day to find out who will represent them on the fiscal court for the next four years.
    When the votes were tallied at the Owen County Clerk’s Office Nov. 6, the candidates vying for the seat — Democrat Joel Grugin and Republican Chad Rose — tied at 545 votes, respectively.
    “I was talking to (Rose) and joked when it was getting close that we may have to flip a coin,” Grugin said once the results were in.

  • 2018 General Election precinct-by-precinct results
  • Hemp to be topic of discussion at informational session Friday

    When local farmers learned that Lilu’s Garden, an industrial hemp processing business, would locate to Owenton last month, they immediately began asking questions.
    Many of those questions will be answered at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at the Owen County Extension Office, according to Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis.
    The judge’s office has partnered with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to provide an informational session for the industrial hemp application process for the 2019 growing season.

  • In nail-biting election night, Ellis pulls off win

    BY MOLLY HAINES & BARBARA EPPERSON | The News-Herald

  • 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.