https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Officials: Company could bring 70 new jobs to Owen https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/officials-company-could-bring-70-new-jobs-owen <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0900.jpg" alt="Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis and Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier speak with a high-level representative from a company that could bring up to 70 jobs to Owen County within its first two years of operations. A deal with the company could be reached by as early as the end of this month. " title="Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis and Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier speak with a high-level representative from a company that could bring up to 70 jobs to Owen County within its first two years of operations. A deal with the company could be reached by as early as the end of this month. " align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> Officials announced Sept. 9 they are in active negotiations with a &ldquo;specialty manufacturer,&rdquo; which could bring up to 70 new jobs to Owenton within its first two years of operations.<br /> The international manufacturer cannot yet be named according to Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, due to pending approval of tax incentives from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.<br /> Man steals, wrecks deputy’s cruiser during chase https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/man-steals-wrecks-deputy%E2%80%99s-cruiser-during-chase <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/inmateimg092018zzz2009026123_09132018134931.jpg" alt="Kaleb Willis" title="Kaleb Willis" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A 23-year-old man is behind bars after swiping and wrecking a deputy&rsquo;s cruiser, leading to an hours-long, multi-agency search for the subject.<br /> Owen County Sheriff&rsquo;s Deputy Brent Caldwell was dispatched to 2680 New Liberty Turnpike around 11:30 p.m., Sept. 8, where Caldwell said Kaleb Willis approached Timmy Howard&rsquo;s residence and asked for a drink of water. Howard then questioned Willis, who knocked Howard down in the doorway.<br /> AT&T addresses court, expands access to high speed internet locally https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/att-addresses-court-expands-access-high-speed-internet-locally <p> A representative from AT&amp;T addressed the Owen County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Sept. 11 to announce its expanded internet access to rural parts of the community.<br /> AT&amp;T Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and under-served locations is now available to some residents and small businesses in parts of Owen County, including parts of Owenton.<br /> Alumni association working to bring back 'true meaning' of homecoming https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/alumni-association-working-bring-back-true-meaning-homecoming <p> BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent</p> Sept. 19, 2018 | Community News https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/sept-19-2018-community-news <p> <strong>A Mayberry Christmas in need of several actors<br /> </strong></p> <p> A Mayberry Christmas is holding auditions for the parts of Aunt Bea, Ellie, Charlene Darling, Mr. Darling and Ben will take place at 10 a.m., Sept. 22, at the Owen County Courthouse, located at 100 N. Thomas St. For more information, call Faith Clifton at 502-370-8841.</p> At the Library | Sept. 19, 2018 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/library-sept-19-2018 <p> <em>September is Library Card Sign-up Month! </em><em>Come</em><em> see just how incredible your local library is. Get a library card and check out something for you and your kids. Anyone who is incredible enough to sign up or renew their library card will be entered in a weekly drawing for incredible prizes. Good times are to be had at the Owen County Public Library.<br /> <br /> </em></p> Family, friends celebrate Downing https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/family-friends-celebrate-downing <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/frankdowningfamily.jpg" alt="Family and friends of Frank Downing gathered at the Owen County Extension Office Sept. 13, as he retired as executive director from the Owen County Chamber of Commerce. In the above photo, Downing’s family gathered for a photo following the reception. Front row, left to right: Frank K. Downing, III (Tre’), Mary-Carter Elizabeth Downing, Frank K. Downing, Morgan Weintraut and Preston Forsee. Back row, left to right: Frank K. Downing, Jr. (Kye), Jill Downing, Margaret Forsee, Brian Forsee, Adam Weintraut and Sue Wingate." title="Family and friends of Frank Downing gathered at the Owen County Extension Office Sept. 13, as he retired as executive director from the Owen County Chamber of Commerce. In the above photo, Downing’s family gathered for a photo following the reception. Front row, left to right: Frank K. Downing, III (Tre’), Mary-Carter Elizabeth Downing, Frank K. Downing, Morgan Weintraut and Preston Forsee. Back row, left to right: Frank K. Downing, Jr. (Kye), Jill Downing, Margaret Forsee, Brian Forsee, Adam Weintraut and Sue Wingate." align="left" hspace="6" /> Commending a job well done https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/commending-job-well-done <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/charliephillips1.jpg" alt="Charles Phillips, left, receives an award from the Ohio Division of Wildlife during a retirement celebration last month. During the celebration, Phillips, a former Owen County sheriff’s deputy turned Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer became the first Kentuckian to receive the prestigious “Eagle Award” during the celebration. " title="Charles Phillips, left, receives an award from the Ohio Division of Wildlife during a retirement celebration last month. During the celebration, Phillips, a former Owen County sheriff’s deputy turned Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer became the first Kentuckian to receive the prestigious “Eagle Award” during the celebration. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Throughout his decades-long career in public service, Capt. Charles Phillips has received numerous awards and recognition, but none can compare to the accolade he received shortly after his retirement from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife July 31.<br /> Phillips, a 1985 graduate of Owen County High and a former Owen County sheriff&rsquo;s deputy, rose through the ranks to become commander over Kentucky&rsquo;s sixth wildlife district &mdash; which includes all of Owen County &mdash; and, upon his retirement was awarded the &ldquo;Eagle Award.&rdquo;<br />