NEWS Set clocks back 2 a.m. Sunday for daylight savings time, 55¢ SPORTS ELECTION Meade County’s complete general election results, A9 Greenwave opens playoffs with five game winning streak, B1 The News Standard Meade County's Award-Winning Paper for the People Meade County, Kentucky Friday, 5, 2010 Friday,November February 26, 2010 Volume 5, No. 5 Voters split incumbents, elect new attorneys in Meade Kenneth Harold Goff II Dist. Judge, Div. 1 Shan Embry Dist. Judge, Div. 2 Greer wins nail-biter over Jantzen Jeff Greer State Representative David Williams Commonwealth Atty. Gerry Lynn County Judge/Exec. Jessica Roberts County Attorney GOP takes county’s top spot, three magistrate seats to gain control In a race that could not have gotten much closer, State Rep. Jeff Greer won re-election Tuesday night to his 27th District seat over Republican challenger Dalton Jantzen. The ﬁnal total put Greer on top by only 128 votes with a ﬁnal vote tally of 6,219 to 6,091. Greer also carried Meade County 4,966 to 4,492. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve this district the last four years,” Greer said. “I’m so thankful to the voters of the district for sending me back to Frankfort. I will continue to do the best job that I can. I’m extremely excited.” Greer lamented that there was so much negativity in the campaign. “This particular election, anything that could have been lined up negatively against me was lined up,” Greer said. He noted that it was a tough election By Brian Graves The News Standard See GREER, Page A7 Paul, Guthrie get support in Meade Co. By Brian Graves The News Standard See PAUL, Page A7 Troy Seelye Jailer Historic power shift on Fiscal Court By Brian Graves The News Standard Meade County voters joined the Republican tidal wave as they assisted in Senator-elect Rand Paul’s signiﬁcant victory and helped return a GOP incumbent to the U.S. House. In statewide totals, Paul racked up an impressive 12 point margin over his challenger, Attorney General Jack Conway, winning 56 to 44 percent. Most national media called the race for Paul within an hour of state polls closing. County voters also chose Paul, giving him a victory margin of almost eight percent. “I have a message,” Paul began in his victory speech. “It’s a message from the people of Kentucky. A message that is loud and clear and does not mince words — we’ve come to take our government back.” The race garnered national attention and headlines for its often rough and tumble campaigns. But, Conway, in his concession, proved gracious and said he had a very good conversation with Paul after the race had been called. “We ought to wish him well as he tries to do right by our state, and we ought to be helpful in that regard,” William “Butch” Kerrick Sheriff THE NEWS STANDARD/CHARLOTTE FACKLER TOP: Incumbent sheriff Butch Kerrick and Judge/Executive-elect Gerry Lynn celebrate Tuesday evening with fellow supporters. ABOVE: Tuesday’s election brought out more than half of Meade County registered voters. WEATHER Fri 11/5 52/28 Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 20s. Sat 11/6 55/30 Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 30s. Sun 11/7 61/38 Sunny. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 30s. Mon 11/8 64/40 Sunshine. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 40s. Tue 11/9 65/41 Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 40s. WHAT’S INSIDE •Expo offers needs that cater to women, A11 •Raising cattle is all in the Stith family, A12 INDEX Agriculture............. A12 Business................. A11 Court News............ A5 Classiﬁeds.............. B8 Games.................... B7 Heritage................. B12 Obituaries.............. A3 Opinion................. A4 Viewing.................. B5 Youth..................... B11 Meade County Republicans shook the local political landscape by gaining the county’s top job and securing half of the six magistrate seats. Former state representative Gerry Lynn’s election as judge/executive made history as he became the ﬁrst Republican ever to hold the position. Lynn defeated Becky Flaherty 5,115 to 4,338. He outpaced Flaherty at all but four of the county’s 18 precincts. Flaherty carried Payneville, Battletown, Wolf Creek-Concordia, and Flaherty. For a race many considered could have been close, the margin was impressive with Lynn getting 54.11 percent of the vote to Flaherty’s 45.89. “I got here by a lot of people helping,” Lynn said. “I just felt led to run. Six years ago, I was state representative and that was a meaningful experience and I felt like I learned a lot and did a lot of good things for the county and looking at what was coming up this year, Nancy and I decided to run where I could help the county the best.” Lynn mentioned items that will be coming across his desk as he takes the reigns of county government. “There’s a whole lot of things on the horizon — BRAC is one, economic development is another and probably the major thing and they are both See POWER, Page A2 Brady leaves four-legged friends By Brian Graves The News Standard Tom Brady spent his last day as Meade County Animal Control Ofﬁcer doing something he enjoys — taking care of animals and then ﬁnding a home for one. After more than ﬁve years, Brady stepped down from his position last Friday and was given a retirement party at the courthouse with friends and colleagues. Meade County Judge/Executive Harry See RETIRE, Page A2 THE NEWS STANDARD/BRIAN GRAVES Former Meade County Animal Control Ofﬁcer Tom Brady shares a story with Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft and Brady’s successor, Jasper Hardesty, during Brady’s retirement party last Friday.