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  • Strong in his heart

    N-H Staff Writer

    With a top of the line artificial heart valve, Larry Ayres continues to work on his apple orchid just as easily as someone who had never had a heart condition.
    Ayres owes much of that to organizations like God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., which offers support to people born with heart defects and raises awareness in the public about what can be done to make life better for patients and their families.

  • Academic team takes top honors in district competition

    The Owen County High School Academic Team took home top honors at the 31st District Championship held Saturday at Walton-Verona.
    According to advisor Mark McMillen, the team defeated squads from Gallatin County, Walton-Verona,  Williamstown, and Grant County high schools
    The Owen County team won the following awards:
    • The FPS team of Miranda Mason, Nicki Jacobs, Samantha Tamplin and Catie McClain who took first place.
    • Makenzie Davis took second overall in composition.

  • Owen family takes pride in change to organ donation symbol

    For Paula and Sara Satterwhite, the new symbol on their driver’s license stands for something more than just being an organ donor – it’s an enduring symbol of a man they love.
    The symbol reads “Organ Donor” and is now being printed on the front of driver’s licenses in Kentucky, instead of the small sticker of the past.
    When Kentucky’s Circuit Court clerks rolled out the new symbol last week, Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee made sure that the mother and daughter were the first to have it printed on their licenses.

  • Owen County Relay for Life kick off to be held Feb. 7

    The 2013 Relay for Life of Owen County Kick Off Celebration will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. during a break between Owen County High School Basketball games.
    The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. and the varsity game will start at 7:30 p.m.
    Support the Owen County Rebels while you learn about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life or start or join a team to participate in the Relay for Life event this spring.
    The special survivor speakers for the event will be Kim and Danny Morgan.
    There will be door prizes given away as well.

  • Audubon Society to hold event at library

    A program on bird identification with tips and insights along with great photography will be offered by Connie May at the Owen County Public Library on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
    This video presentation with informal discussion is open to the public and suitable for all ages.
    Everyone is welcome to attend and learn methods to better identify birds. There is no charge to attend the programs and both will be concluded by 7:30 p.m.  Come learn bird identification  
    techniques whether novice or experienced birder.

  • Civil service

    The Owenton Police Department recently purchased 2013 Dodge Charger as its newest cruiser to be driven by officer Steve Miller. The cruiser has a V-8 Hemi and 375 horsepower. 

  • Cheer competition postponed

    The state cheer competition scheduled for Saturday in Bowling Green has been postponed due to the weather. The competition will be held Feb. 23.

  • Sharing the dream

    Students in Michelle Alcorn’s fifth-grade social studies classes took time Friday to study Martin Luther King Jr. before having a break from classes in his honor.
    The students spent their social studies class reading a biography on King, whose official birthdate was Jan. 15, 1929, and annotating the history for their classmates.
    Alcorn said her social studies classes study King each year and get into a more in-depth history during their study of 20th century history.

  • Rebels Rejoice

    The bench of the Owen County High School Boys Basketball team goes wild after the team won its second-straight Eighth Region All A Tournament championship Friday night. The Rebels will travel to Frankfort to take part in the All A State Tournament this week. Second photo: The Owen County High School cheerleaders show off the hardware they captured with their Eighth Region championship. The girls won the title for the second year in a row and will compete in the state tournament on Saturday in Bowling Green. Go to our Today's Sports section for complete details.

  • Break-in leads to indictment

    The Owen County grand jury recently indicted two men after they allegedly burglarized two barns in December.
    Alexander Keegan Pinkstaff, 18, and Joseph F. Chanlder, 20, are both charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking with a value of $500 or more and theft by unlawful taking with a value under $500.
    According to the indictments, the alleged burglaries took place between Dec. 4 and Dec. 6.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the two men allegedly took copper wire out of the barns located on Hwy. 22 East.