https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en In nail-biting election night, Ellis pulls off win https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/nail-biting-election-night-ellis-pulls-win <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/election2_0.jpg" alt="In the above photo, a crowd waited outside the Owen County Clerk’s Office Tuesday evening for election results. More than 4,000 Owen County voters visited the polls Election Day, with one of the highest voter turnouts in recent years." title="In the above photo, a crowd waited outside the Owen County Clerk’s Office Tuesday evening for election results. More than 4,000 Owen County voters visited the polls Election Day, with one of the highest voter turnouts in recent years." align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY MOLLY HAINES &amp; BARBARA EPPERSON</strong><em> | The News-Herald </em></p> Business promises 150 new jobs https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/business-promises-150-new-jobs-0 <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/itron_1.jpg" alt="The facility that once housed Owen County’s largest employer, Itron, pictured here in 2016, could soon find itself home to 150 new jobs after Lilu’s Garden, a Colorado-based industrial hemp processing business, announced it would locate to the facility Oct. 29. Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said the company has the potential to become Owen County’s largest employer." title="The facility that once housed Owen County’s largest employer, Itron, pictured here in 2016, could soon find itself home to 150 new jobs after Lilu’s Garden, a Colorado-based industrial hemp processing business, announced it would locate to the facility Oct. 29. Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said the company has the potential to become Owen County’s largest employer." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> An industrial hemp processing business promises to bring 150 jobs to Owenton after recently taking possession of the former Itron building.<br /> Lilu&rsquo;s Garden, the nation&rsquo;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.<br /> A $4.1 million investment https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/41-million-investment-0 <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0900_1.jpg" alt="Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier and Pounds of Plastic, Inc. owner and president Richard Pounds discuss an incentive package for the company last month. The company is expected to bring at least 54 new jobs to Owenton. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office officially announced the company would locate to Owenton Oct. 25, saying growth in the auto industry begins with suppliers like Pounds of Plastics. " title="Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier and Pounds of Plastic, Inc. owner and president Richard Pounds discuss an incentive package for the company last month. The company is expected to bring at least 54 new jobs to Owenton. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office officially announced the company would locate to Owenton Oct. 25, saying growth in the auto industry begins with suppliers like Pounds of Plastics. " align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> Following months of negotiations, Gov. Matt Bevin&rsquo;s office officially announced Pounds of Plastics, Inc., an international specialty manufacturer, will locate to the former Itron warehouse in the coming months.<br /> A $4.1 million investment, the company is initially expected to bring a minimum of 54 full-time jobs to Owenton.<br /> Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Pounds of Plastics specializes in custom polymers and thermoplastics used in automotive and a variety of other industries.<br /> Halloween offers rich history https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/halloween-offers-rich-history <p> 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.<br /> Oct. 31, 2018 | Community News https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/oct-31-2018-community-news <p> <strong>Fall Harvest at Owenton Center will be Nov. 8</strong><br /> Owenton Center&rsquo;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&rsquo; Christmas. If you would like to make a donation, call 502- 484-5721 and ask for Teresa Perry or Rachel Kramer.</p> At the Library | Oct. 31, 2018 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/library-oct-31-2018 <p> It&rsquo;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.</p> Judge's race highlights 2 nights of political forums https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/judges-race-highlights-2-nights-political-forums <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2018-10-23_at_7.19.04_pm_0.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> <span class="s1">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.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p> <span class="s1">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.</span></p> Sheriff’s race candidates talk opioids, police presence https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/sheriff%E2%80%99s-race-candidates-talk-opioids-police-presence <p> <span class="s1">The three candidates vying for the office of Owen County&rsquo;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.</span></p>