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Toombs hired as new city attorney Dale Turner The Ballard County Weekly

The city of Wickliffe welcomed Ryan Toombs of the law firm, Neely, Brien & Wilson of Mayfield, as its new city attorney in a closed session meeting held after Tuesday’s council meeting. Toombs is a Ballard Memorial High School graduate and now lives in Lone Oak. His parents are Ronnie

and June Ann Toombs of Barlow. Toombs received his law degree in May 2009 from the University of Kentucky’s College of Law in Lexington. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in 2006. He said he learned of the position because he is originally from Ballard See TOOMBS on Page 4

City gets thumbs up on ‘13 audit

Dale Turner The Ballard County Weekly

Ballard County native Ryan Toombs was named the new Wickliffe city attorney last Tuesday.

Sheriff: Meth is still a problem

The Ballard County Sheriff’s Department is urging local residents to get involved with the fight against methamphetamine manufacturing and usage. “The meth problem is not going away any time soon,” Ballard County Sheriff Todd Cooper said recently. “In the year of 2013, our office saw a tremendous spike in ‘mom and pop’ labs, and the decrease of crystal meth use.” According to state data, the Kentucky State Police, city police departments, and Western Kentucky sheriff’s offices have been working hard on the crystal methamphetamine importation problem. The battle isn’t easily won, however, Cooper said. “Once a crackdown begins on the crystal meth supply, the demand does See SHERIFF on Page 2

BCSO drug data is published The Ballard County Sheriff’s Office has completed its drug arrest results for 2013. According to BCSO data, the largest increase in arrests in 2013 were on methamphetamine-related charges. As a whole, marijuana arrests were down, but the use of synthetic marijuana arrests were up. Results of the report can be viewed on Page 2 of this week’s edition of The Ballard County Weekly.

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Financial Officer Bill Byrd, of Clayton, Byrd & Meeks, delivered the 2013 annual auditor’s report for the year ending June 30 to the Wickliffe City Council at Wickliffe’s February meeting on Tuesday. Byrd made the report as brief as possible with as much detail of the pa-

rameters of the report as he could without being exhausting. He also offered to hold a workshop so the council would be better able to comprehend the report, and extended compliments to city clerk, Bethany Cain, for keeping accurate records. Sheriff Todd Cooper, who was occupied in court during January’s meeting, See CITY on Page 4

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Morning blaze hits family hard

Young hunters from throughout the area attended a special hunter’s education class being offered by three former law enforcement officers recently. The class helps youngsters learn the safety rules of hunting.

Local officers helping teach youngsters benefits of hunting Dale Turner The Ballard County Weekly

Sponsoring youth duck and deer hunts are nothing new, but if you attend this one you’d better come legal. When you first arrive there are so many blue lights on trucks it looks like break time at a Dunkin’ Donuts. The “Po Po Hole,” as it is referred to, is co-owned by three law enforcement officers. Two of the trio are Ballard County Sheriff’s Department deputies, Det. John Saylor, and Det. Ronnie Giles. The third is Fish and Wildlife officer Tony Dunker, who is a retired state trooper. The lodge hosts two hunts a year. One of them is “Greenwings,” associated with Ducks Unlimited. The

other is self sponsored. “If you take kids hunting now you won’t have to hunt kids later,” may be a saying repeated around most hunting lodges, but is a philosophy the three believe in. Spending time with kids, being a positive influence and a respectable role model is something they take serious and put into action, not just talk about. Naturally, they start the hunt early in the morning and then break for lunch and, when the kids head for the cabin, a tired eye or a bored expression is not something you will find on any of their faces. Knowing kids, you probably have to nearly drag them back to eat. They end the day when they have either reached the limit of ducks or 5:30 p.m. when they are re-

quired to stop. Teaching gun and hunting safety is another advantage provided by the hunts. “Kids are the bread and butter of the future,” the three agree, noting they want to teach them now before it’s too late to help them later. Assisting in the gathering were three more officers from Fish and Wildlife, including Chad Parker, Tim Humble and Information Officer Garry Clark. If you are an outlaw driving the back roads of Ballard County looking for a place to lay low, you better hope you don’t stumble up on the “Po Po Hole.” Paducah Shooter’s Supply donated gift bags for all the young hunters in attendance.

Ballard novelist to visit BMHS

Courtney Stevens

Courtney C. Stevens, daughter of Ron and Annabel Stevens of Bandana, will publish her first novel on Feb. 25. The 1997 graduate of Ballard Memorial High School will be doing a book sale and signing in the library of her alma mater on Feb. 27 from 5-6:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. In addition to the book

signing, Stevens also will be working with small student groups at BMHS and Ballard County Middle School on Feb. 27. Stevens gained degrees in counseling and Christian ministries from Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University. She is an adjunct professor at Lindsey Wilson College and a former youth minis-

ter. She lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she is an assistant director for The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Mid-South. Faking Normal, published by Harper Teen, is described as “edgy and realistic.” It tells the story of two teens dealing with painful issues that isolate See STEVENS on Page 2

Billy and Cathy Hurt lost all of the possessions in a fire on Tuesday morning. They are in need of any donations of money, clothes, home furnishings that may be available. Bill wears a size 32/32 in jeans, and a large in shirts. He wears an size 8.5 in shoes, and utilized a Medium size in underwear. Cathy wars a size 10 in pants, medium shirts and wears a 6-6.5 in shoes. Matthew Hunt wears medium in shirt and underwear, and 10.5 in shoes. For more information contact Lisa at (270) 748-5602 or to to leave items with her for the Hurts.

Locals need aid after blaze

A fire destroyed the home and all the belongings of Bill and Amber Bowman and their four young children recently. If you would like to help, drop of donations at Thomas Law Office, 153 North 4th Street, Wickliffe or contact Heather Smith at (270) 841-0333 to arrange to have the items picked up.

Food pantry open Feb. 19

The food pantry at New Liberty United Methodist Church will be open Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. New Liberty UMC is located at 4214 Gum Corner Rd.


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State could face salt shortage

Citations issued by the Ballard County Sheriff’s Office

According to Kentucky News Network, the state of Kentucky started the year with a 60,000 ton emergency reserve of salt stored in a cavern in Louisville, as of Friday there was only 26,000 ton of that reserve left. A total of 12 districts of the Department of Highways are requesting 18,000 ton of that. The shortage means the state will have a difficult time filling requests for additional salt to county and city governments. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that crews will have to depend more on plowing roadways than treating them with salt. KYTC has begun prioritizing routes to be treated according to traffic flow; “A” routes are interstates, parkways, and major for four lane roads and will be the first considerations. “B” routes are less traveled and “C” routes are largely local and rural routes. There has already been 300,000 ton of salt used on road treat by crews already.

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Homecoming royalty ...

Ballard Memorial High School students Trevor Langston and Abbi Denton were crowned the 2014 BMHS Homecoming King and Queen last week during a special ceremony during the high school basketball games. Also shown are: Landree Bray, Lydia Denton and Landin Renfrow

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them from their peers and family members. While attempting to fake “normal” behavior, Alexi and Bodee find comfort in sharing their secrets and gain strength through a growing friendship that helps them “channel their brave.” Targeted for young adult readers, Faking Normal is recommended for readers age 13 and older. On March 4, Harper Teen Impulse releases The Blue-Haired Boy, also by Courtney C. Stevens. Set before the events of Faking Normal, this digital novella focuses on Bodee Lennox, otherwise known

as the Kool-Aid Kid. It is available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble online for e-reading devices only. For more information about Stevens or the book, visit her blog at http:// www.quartland.blogspot. com. Books are available for preorder from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books a Million.

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not decrease at all, so people will resort to whatever means necessary to obtain the high, which means manufacturing their own meth,” he said. “We would like for the public to continue to call in tips about people involved in the use or the manufacture of methamphetamine.” Cooper said he would like to see the Kentucky State Legislature pass a law that would require anyone wanting to buy pseudoephedrine, the active drug necessary to manufacture meth, have a doctor’s prescription before being allowed to purchase the pills. According to Cooper, Oregon and Mississippi currently have prescription requirements for pseudoephedrine on the books, and the meth labs reported in those areas have dropped by 80 percent.”

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Remembering the Beatles

By Kay Presson Those of my generation remember well when the Beatles first came to America. The year was 1964, and I was a junior at Heath High School. My Mama had always encouraged me to write and draw and some kind soul had bought me some art supplies. One of the items was a large sketchpad, and, believe it or not....I still have it with many of my original sketches. While I am not a

professional artist, I do enjoy drawing and writing. One of my classmates at Heath High School, Linda Houston Harper, is one of the most talented artists I have ever known. When we were students at Heath High School, some of us students were asked what if any classes we would like to have added to the curriculum. Linda, myself, and several other budding artists discussed the matter, and decided we would like

to have an art class. This we suggested to one of our teachers, and we were given some art supplies and allowed to meet in the Chapter House of FFA. There, we encouraged each other in our artistic efforts, sketched and drew. I was encouraged by my classmates. Last night, I watched the special of the Beatles and remembered 50 years ago. I was never one of the screaming fans, yet, I enjoyed their music.

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Della Johnson was active in many things in an effort to make Barlow a better place. Della and her husband, Floyd, spent many hours working on projects for the Barlow House.

Della Johnson with volunteer Frances Meredith

In Loving Memory of

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Mr. Negley

Friends, co-workers remember Barlow legend

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here are some people who are blessed with the ability to turn frowns upside down, and make everyone and everything around them better. Dr. Seuss? You betcha. Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Yep. Della Johnson? You better believe it. The late Barlow resident made a profound impact on the lives of many residents in western Kentucky over the past three decades as the director of the Barlow House or through her many community activities. For that, her relatives and friends count their blessings. “I loved working with Della,” said Zona Newton. “She was such a wonderful person to work with. We had a lot of good and fun times together” Jean Moore agreed, saying Johnson helped create so many warm memories with her smile and presence. “Betty and I were volunteers at the Barlow House for 24 years. Della was so much fun to work with. Zona, Ruth, Frances, Betty, Della and I would sit around the kitchen table planning the projects laughing and talking.” “So much love and joy filled the old house and so many good memories,” she added. Della Johnson was a familiar face at the Barlow House. Since her arrival at the historic home in 1989, she enjoyed all events and worked tirelessly with all the volunteers and her husband, Floyd. Even though sometimes it was a lot of work, she and her husband – as well as the many volunteers - always seem to laugh and have a good time. Della did such a wonderful job with everything at the Barlow House. In addition to the Barlow House, Johnson also played a huge role in promotion other events ... and getting

Della Johnson spent more than 20 years operating the Barlow House. people to volunteer their time. Ruth Negley said she remembers Johnson’s ability to convince someone to lend a helping hand. Negley said she was one of Johnson’s “volunteers” shortly after she returned to Barlow in 1999. “In 1990, we left Ballard County and moved to Florida,” she said. “In 1999, we moved to Barlow, our hometown. Now I had some free time on my hands. My dear friend, Frances Meredith, suggested that I go with her to the Barlow House and meet Della. “We hit it off from that day and I became a volunteer at the Barlow House Museum,” she said. For Negley, the decision to volunteer helped pave the way for her join Johnson

Johnson, along with volunteers, dyed more than 125 dozen eggs for the recent Easter Egg Hunt.

on other community projects, such as the joyful person and loved by so many. annual Easter Egg hunt, Halloween and She will always be a part of the Barlow Christmas. House,” said Wilson. “We would like to “Della was interested in making thank all of the volunteers.” Barlow a better place,” Negley Wilson said area residents who knew stated. “We worked with the her sister could leave a message via BarSouthern Foundation to secure low House Facebook page. the gazebo for the back yard at The Barlow House is closed until the Barlow House, and then March 1 For more info on the Barlow we (volunteers) had bake House call (270) 334-3010 or (270) 853sales to provide the lights to 9210. show up the gazebo.” “Della was so easy to work with and she appreciated everything we did,” she added. Negley, Meredith, Newton and Moore said they remained close to Johnson right up until her passing, and that the loss is still tough. Imogene Lovelace was a longtime friend of Della Johnson’s. Della’s death seems like a dream,” said Negley. “I keep thinking I will wake up and she will still be there. Della was one of my best friends and I will always miss her.” Sharon Wilson, Johnson’s sister, who decided to take over her sibling’s passion at the Barlow House, said Della - and her volunteers - would remain a treasured part of the BarJohnson was always helping bake cakes for locals low House. for various events. “She was such a happy,

Johnson enjoyed playing bingo with Ballard County senior citizes..

At one of the last events, Della Johnson attended at the Barlow House, she dressed up as a witch to help make the atmosphere enjoyable for all.

Della Johnson was a big advocate for the Barlow City Park. She wrote numerous grants for the park.


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CITY

CityByof Wickliffe Lynn Hopkins, Mayor

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Column is sponsored by City Of Wickliffe (270) 335-3557

City making key moves to improve community’s future The City of Wickliffe has close to 10,000 square foot of dry and environmentally certified clean warehouse space available at the Wickliffe property on Tenth Street at Broadway. The warehouse is supervised by Phillip Powell, Manager of the warehouse complex within the city on highway 286. Councilman David Phillips handles the leasing agreements for the city. We also have building space at the Hwy 286 area that was the pallet mill during the operation of Westvaco’s paper mill a few years ago. We have had interest in the more modern angle roofed sections of the school, by river companies as a potential holding area for barge deck hands and other river employees. I have recently agreed to sell the front part of the school property on Hwy 121, to Citizens Deposit Bank of Arlington and Bardwell. This great commercial section bordering Tenth Street of approximately one and onehalf acres is a gem of a commercial location. With a new bank branch and Wickliffe’s third banking office, Wickliffe will again have aggressive deposit rates and lending resources. These two new bank owners will help Wickliffe to add business and prosperity to our agenda. Both banks are service oriented banks and I am very happy to have both of them joining our Credit Union here in Wickliffe, one of our best civic oriented businesses. I am determined to have our river warehouse emptied and our equipment and supplies moved to the old Wickliffe School cafeteria section on Tenth Street this spring. Then, I will propose to lease or tear-down the old metal river warehouse and provide modern rental facilities at that site. It appears to me that

our industrial park and the old warehouse area at the river need some love and promotion. The industrial park area can be used for any business that doesn’t compete with Economy. An option for the city is to put this property in the Wickliffe-Ballard County Riverport Authority so that we can start to get some funds from the Kentucky Riverport Board. We could possibly put all of the Wickliffe Riverfront property, into the river port authority, and let them pass through the rent from Economy to the City. The river port authority has magnificent powers for building and buying properties and doing many things for economic development. These authorities are not limited to the river area and can start industrial sites, warehouses, etc. Their power is surprisingly bold and not usually easily challenged. I intend to propose to the council that we remodel the old Wickliffe School Library into a very nice community room where we can start a city Bingo event and hold public events and for a meeting place for state assistance enrollment, etc. It will be heated and air conditioned with tables and chairs for charity or benefit suppers and for rental to the community, when there are events that needs a larger facility than our event room here at City Hall. A secondary use will be for disaster sheltering if needed. The existing area for the community room and warehouse is a very clean space and compliments the other warehouse complex on Hwy 286. I calculate that the purchase of the school will generate revenue and save close to $50K. The former Council had considered over $100K for replacing the old river warehouse in their

Reduced $35,000

intended deal with Economy for a 50-year lease in 2012. After the sale to the Citizens Deposit Bank of the lot across from Dollar General, the city will have a cheap but much nicer multi-purpose facility. But who knows? I’m not one to pass up a sale to someone that is going to bring more employment to Wickliffe. They want this facility. Better get it done before we make the move, because the city is flexible for a fair price and new business and more jobs. We really like working with all the fire departments and they are building a family oriented fire

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department and welcome women and men that want to serve. We are expanding our events for our members, including Blandville as they want, and the Wickliffe Rural Fire Department. We also want to continue to provide the EMT’s and Emergency personnel with their needs and comfort at the local fire station. We have a new WFD Fire Chief Chris Wilson who has been the Deputy WFD Fire Chief since July 2013. His wife, Katie, is also a trained firefighter on the rural and city Wickliffe area fire departments.

reported no thefts in the city. According to Cooper, the biggest problem with thefts is shoplifting and, with the stores being equipped with better cameras, it’s easier to deal with shoplifters. Cooper said the stop signs on 6th Street have worked to slow down the traffic, as he’s not getting near the complaints from the residents living there. Cooper said in light of the March 2013 armed robbery of the pharmacy in Arlington, he has been trying to keep a higher profile around the bank and pharmacy, and his officers stay closer to the stores at night, as much as possible. The Fort Jefferson Trail complex is completed as far as the grant funds are concerned. The Fort Jefferson Project grant will be rewritten with the scope of the work to include a complete demolition and rebuild of the existing structure due to a mold

Profiles in Nature The Snow-Bird, Slate Colored Junco, Dark Eyed Junco or whatever common name you know it by has the scientific name of Junco hyemalis. This is actually the reason for scientific names, not this particular bird of course, but because that different locales sometimes have very different names for the same plants and animals. The scientific name always stays the same anywhere in the world. SnowBirds are well known in this area and in fact all over the Eastern United States during the winter months. Having a slate colored body and head with white under parts they resemble no other winter birds in Kentucky, the females are a little lighter colored than males but both share the same coloration. When flying both sexes have distinctive white feathers on the outside edges of their tail. Nesting very low or

By Jack Glisson

Snow-Birds are well known in this area and in fact all over the Eastern United States during the winter months on the ground in Alaska , Canada, and North Eastern and North Western United States, 2 clutches per year, each starting with 4 eggs, are raised during summer months. The young resemble some sparrows but that plumage is replaced by the adult plumage in

2 to 3 months so is never present here. Snow-Birds eat a variety of small seeds which their bill is adapted for cracking open and will also take a variety of insects. Living in small groups of up to 20 they tend to migrate at night. It is common to see them one

day and the next they are all gone. I am of the opinion that they have wore out their welcome this winter. Since they tend to follow cold weather I am very much ready for some warm weather to push them back north and they can just stay there for a while.

is currently the Assistant Chief on the rural department, and was also Assistant Chief on the city department. Wilson is also a member of the Blandville Fire Department, where he joined in 2008. He received an Emergency Medical Technician’s license in 2010 and a Hazardous Materials Technician’s certificate in 2011. Wilson is employed at New Page. Asked what drew him to become a volunteer

emergency personnel, Wilson said he wants to help people. As a young man before being old enough to be a firefighter, he said he remembered a fire where children had to jump from the second story of a burning house. That memory inspired him to join the Hickman Fire and Rescure department. “People need someone who will step in and help in times of need,” Wilson said.

Chris Wilson ... ...new fire chief.

Wickliffe VFD gets new chief Dale Turner The Ballard County Weekly

Chris Wilson, of Wickliffe, was named as new Wickliffe City Fire Chief after the resignation of Terry Hatton last week. Wilson, 28, has 10 years experience in emergency services. He began his career at 18 years of age with Hickman Fire and Rescue in 2004. In 2006, Wilson joined the Wickliffe City and Rural Fire departments and

issue that was not present at the time of the writing of the original grant. The scope of the grant will include some provisions for the trails and will also request a time extension for the project. According to the city, the water and sewer are operating sufficiently with out major problems. Water consumption is up as citizens are letting their water run to avoid freezing water lines. Preparations have been made for the new well, awaiting its arrival. In other business, officials noted the Main Street Lighting project is expected to complete the excavating and re-concreting phase sometime next week, and the city has taken possession of the Dalton House. Council members also went into an executive session to discuss a possible new city attorney and pay and salaries for city employees.

Letters to the Editor Policy The Ballard Weekly welcomes letters from readers. To be considered for publication, letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and a daytime telephone number so we can verify that you wrote the letter. Letters that cannot be verified will not be published. The editor reserves the right to edit or reject any letter. Short, concise letters are encouraged and, in most cases, a maximum of 300 words is requested. Photocopies, reprints from other publications, letters to third parties, personal attacks, and thank you letters listing businesses will not be published. The number of political endorsements for any political candidate will be limited, if needed. Letters from out-of-area contributors will be printed only if they relate to local issues. While we do not limit the number of letters to the editor, repeat contributions from the same person will be printed at the editor’s discretion. Letters from the same person regarding the same topics are discouraged.

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County. He was interested in the position because his goal during law school was to “come back to Western Kentucky and practice law and be involved in Ballard County.” Toombs says he believes taking the position is a way to “serve the City of Wickliffe and be a part of the Ballard community.”


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Sports

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Denton’s double-double paces Lady Bombers in win

Staff report LA CENTER - Senior guard/forward Abbi Denton’s double-double comprised of 14 points and 10 rebounds led host Ballard Memorial to a 46-41 win over Livingston Central on Friday (Jan. 31). Denton led a diverse Ballard Memorial scoring effort that featured a pair of players in double figures. Eighth-grade center/ forward Leah Shelley delivered 13 points for Ballard Memorial in the win. The Lady Bombers controlled the girls’ high school basketball matchup. Setting the tone early, Ballard Memorial outscored Livingston Central 17-8 in the opening quarter. Ballard Memorial reBallard Memorial High School senior Hailey Houston was among three BMHS mained in control after the seniors to sign collegiate leters of intent last week. Houston and Shawn Johnson signed with Campbellsville University, while Millicent Green signed with initial period, outscoring Livingston Central 12-8 in Benedictine. the second quarter to lead 29-16 at halftime. The Lady Bombers con-

Three BMHS athletes sign collegiate deals Staff report Ballard Memorial High School added two more names to its list of collegiate athletes last week when two players, including football standout Shawn Johnson and soccer sensations Hailey Houston amd Millicent Green, signed letters of intent to play next season at Campbellsville University. Johnson was among 37 high school seniors signed to play football at Campbellsville in 2014.. “I think it’s an awesome class for us,” said Campbellsville University coach Perry Thomas. “We took care of some of our needs, and at the same time we spread out and hit the state real well. We hit some other states also to get some name players and some other guys that people may not know, but they’re going to turn out to be good football guys for us. That’s the key is finding some of the diamond-inthe-rough type of kids, and I think we found a few in this group.” During his senior season, Johnson helped to anchor the Ballard Memorial offensive and defensive lines. Johnson helped to lead Ballard Memorial to a 7-4 overall record and a berth in the Kentucky Class 2A state playoffs.

Several school signing ceremonies were delayed Wednesday due to canceled classes. That along with several late verbal commitments lead Davis to believe the Tigers’ numbers will rise in the next week. Campbellsville is coming off a 4-6 season, which included five losses to teams that finished in the NAIA’s Top 26. Two of those losses were by less than a touchdown. Campbellsville finished the season third in the Mid-South Conference West Division standings. Thomas believes this class will help the Fighting Tigers put the last two seasons behind them and return to the mark of three straight winnings seasons from 2009 to 2011. CU will open the 2014 season at home in the Battle of Highway 55 against Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Houston also signed to play at Campbellsville next season – in soccer. During her senior season, Houston netted six goals in 14 games. Houston also dished out six assists for the Lady Bombers. She ranked third in scoring and second in assists for the Lady Bombers. Houston helped the Ballard Memorial girls’ soccer

Cooper leads Bombers over Livingston Central Staff report LACENTER - Host Ballard Memorial used a balanced offensive attack to turn back Livingston Central on Friday (Jan. 31), defeating the Cardinals 59-49. Ballard Memorial, under the direction of head coach Matt Botner, featured three scorers in double figures. Sophomore guard Keagan

Cooper led the Bombers with a team-high 14 points. Following Cooper in the Ballard Memorial scoring column, senior guard Trevor Langston added 12 points for the Bombers. One shot off Langston’s scoring total, junior forward Clay Newton netted 11 points for the Ballard Memorial squad. See BOMBERS on Page 6

team complete the 2013 campaign with a 6-9 record. The Lady Bombers, who compiled a three-game winning streak during the first half of the season, fell to upstart McCracken County in the 1st District Tournament at St. Mary. Green will continue her education and play soccer at Benedictine University. During her senior season, Green averaged 1.7 goals per game for Ballard Memorial, netting 25 goals in 15 games. Green also dished out a team-high six assists for the Lady Bombers, who finished the 2013 season 6-9 overall following a loss to McCracken County in the 1st District Tournament at St. Mary. One of the 1st Region’s leading scorers, Green is the only area student-athlete to sign with the Illinois college.

tinued to be the frontrunner in the contest after the break. Ballard Memorial led 40-27 through quarters. Ballard Memorial featured five different scorers. Shelby Rollings scored seven points, Hailey Houston netted six and MacKenzie Blackford contributed two for the Lady Bombers. Ballard Memorial shot just under 50 percent from the field, finishing 17for-35. The Lady Bombers were two of 12 from 3-point range. Ballard Memorial was six of 14 from the foul line in the victory. As a team, Ballard Memorial pulled down 26 total rebounds. Aiding Ballard Memorial inside, Houston, Blackford and Ashleigh Tyson added four rebounds each. Ballard Memorial dealt Livingston Central its

fourth straight loss. Hailee Lampley led Livingston Central with a game-high 16 points. Most of Livingston Central’s offense in the non-district game centered around Lampley. Junior forward Hannah finished with nine points for the Lady Cardinals as she just missed reaching double figures. Two other Livingston Central players - Tabby Padon and Jennifer Head added eight points apiece Ballard Memorial didn’t allow Livingston Central the chance to get many quality looks at the basket. Livingston Central was 10 of 21 from the field while connecting on four of 13 3-point field goal attempts. Livingston Central was nine of 13 from the foul line. With the win, Ballard Memorial improved to 8-10.

BMHS girls beat Mayfield for 3rd straight Staff report MAYFIELD - The Ballard Memorial Lady Bombers posted their third straight win on Friday night, defeating host Mayfield 56-40 in a key lateseason district game. Ballard Memorial won for the sixth time in seven outings. With the win, Ballard Memorial improved to 9-10 overall and 2-1 in the district. Mayfield dropped back into the loss column, suffering a second setback in its last three games. With the loss, Mayfield slipped to 6-13 overall and 0-3 in the district. Ballard Memorial shot 46.3 percent (19-of-41) from the field. The Lady Bombers were 7-of-121 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range. Ballard Memorial was 11-of-19 (57.9 percent) from the foul line. Aiding its cause inside,

Ballard Memorial claimed 26 total rebounds. Senior guard/forward Abbi Denton led Ballard Memorial in scoring, registering a game-high 20 points. Eighth-grade center/forward Leah Shelley accompanied Denton in double figures, scoring 14 points for the Lady Bombers. Shelley also pulled down a game-high eight rebounds for Ballard Memorial in the victory Eighth-grade guard MacKenzie Blackford scored eight points, senior guard Shelby Rollings contributed seven, senior forward Hailey Houston netted four and eighthgrade guard Meghan Walker chipped in three for the Lady Bombers. Ballard Memorial completed a regular-season sweep. When the two district foes met on Jan. 14, Ballard Memorial pulled away to defeat Mayfield

66-55 in overtime. The Lady Bombers entered the week with regular-season games remaining versus Fulton City, Graves County, Hickman County, Carlisle County, St. Mary and Calloway County. In the district boys’ basketball game, Mayfield beat Ballard Memorial 7348. With the win, the Cardinals improved to 10-10 overall and 1-2 in the district. Following the loss, the Bombers slipped to 3-11 overall and 0-3 in the district The Ballard Memorial boys’ basketball team started the week with regular-season games left versus Fulton City, Graves County, Murray, Carlisle County, Hickman County and Paducah Tilghman.

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Hickman County

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Here

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

School’s meal plan came about quickly Dale Turner The Ballard County Weekly Whoever thinks a little bureaucratic red tape can keep you from getting something accomplished certainly didn’t tell the staff of BMHS last week when they decided it would be a good idea to help feed the community. Even though it had been discussed in the past, the opportunity never presented itself until now. With the extended cold lingering and school out of session for an entire week, a discussion began in the central office about the extra amount of groceries they were having to purchase. As the conversion progressed, the question arose concerning family’s that were already having a hard time making ends meet and how were they being affected?

With the extra added expense and higher utility bills trying to heat their homes, it has become a “eat or heat” decision for some, so last Thursday about 10:30 a.m. the decision was made to do something to help and that’s when it got handed over to Amber Hayes, Director of Food Service at Ballard. Superintendent Casey Allen approved the idea. From there, the next issue to overcome was Bill Wickliffe , the USDA Director of Food Distribution Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Wickliffe contacted Deanna Tackett, with the Kentucky Department of Education for School and Community Nutrition, and by 1 p.m. the authorization was complete. According to Hayes the process moved rapidly. See MEAL on Page 7

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Judges (from left) Carla Pobst, loan officer from First Community Bank, Sara Jane Hedges, student nutrition director of McCracken County Schools, Lynsi Barnhill, SND, Hickman County Schools, and Sara Jane Hedges, student nutrition director of McCracken County Schools, sample the student creations and post their scores.

BMHS cooking team advances to district contest The cooking team of Tanner Bertram, Hailey Houston and Scott Jenkins will compete against teams from Graves County, St. Mary and last year’s winner, Mayfield, to advance to regional competition in second annual Kentucky Farm-to-School Junior Chef contest. Six teams competed against each other at Ballard Memorial High School on Jan. 24 for the honor, and the prospect of sharing in $70,000 in scholarships at the state level, provided by Sullivan University and John Wiley Books. All were students in Jo Ann Cooksey’s culinary arts I and II classes. Judging was provided by Sara Jane Hedges, student nutrition director at McCracken County Schools, Lynsi Barnhill, SND at Hickman County Schools, and Carla Pobst, loan officer at First Community Bank. All teams had to develop an entrée recipe using at least five ingredients from a list of Kentucky Proud items. The list in-

cluded fruit, vegetables, meats, grains, dairy and other items. They were given an hour and a half to prepare the item, plate it attractively, and serve it to the judges. The winning team at Ballard did so with only two of its members, Bertram and Houston. Scott Jenkins was absent with the flu. They prepared a zesty chicken fajita with homemade guacamole. Other prepared items included a chicken, broccoli and rice casserole (Halie Gaskins, Megan Wagner and Devin Holmes), a cheese and penne pasta dish (Will Jones, Austin Nickins and Dillon Robinson), chicken pot pie (Charlotte Berry, Sam Johnson and Desiree Wilcox), chicken pita pockets (Brittany Horn, Lori Beasley and Chelsea Thomas) and a Calloni Caesar salad (Keiosha Anderson, Shelby Simmons and Cassidy Brown). “They all worked very hard at this project and seemed to enjoy themselves,” said Ballard Student Nutrition Director

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Brittany Horn fries bacon for her team’s chicken pita pockets.

BOMBERS

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Determined Ballard Memorial, playing in front of a very supportive home crowd, claimed its third win in the 2013-14 season, improving to 3-10 in the process. With the win, Ballard Memorial halted a twogame losing skid. Livingston Central, a team from the neighboring 2nd Region, slipped to 4-15 as a result of the loss. The Cardinals dropped their third straight game. Ballard Memorial shot over 50 percent from the field, connecting on 15 of 28 attempts. The Bombers were four of 13 from 3-point range. Ballard Memorial thrived from the foul line, draining 14 of 16 free throw attempts. The Bombers had the

luxury of a lead at the end of each quarter. After outscoring Livingston Central 1711 in the opening quarter, Ballard Memorial clung to a hard-fought 29-28 at intermission. Ballard Memorial, however, managed to add to its lead after halftime, outscoring Livingston Central 15-6 in the third quarter. Dre Bledsoe and Toler Terrell flirted with double figures, finishing with nine points apiece for the Bombers. Rounding out the Ballard Memorial scoring, Lee Chandler and Zach McAfee contributed two points apiece. Senior guard Austin Woodward poured in a game-high 26 points to pace visiting Livingston Central in the loss. Fellow senior guard Austin Wright accompanied Woodward in double figures, finishing with 10 points for the Cardinals. Livingston Central also shot over 50 percent from the field, finishing 15-for29. The Cardinals were two of four from 3-point range. Livingston Central was 13 of 20 from the foul line in the short effort.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

THE BALLARD COUNTY WEEKLY

Ag Update

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This past week, myself, Bob Middleton and Allan Pace attended the Intensive Soybean Management Workshop in Murray. The event was developed and sponsored by the Ky Soybean Board. It was limited to 85 participants and every seat was full on a very cold and icy day in Murray at the Expo Center. I think everyone was there to learn the secret of high yield soybean production, I think what we learned is that there is no one secret. There are many things out there that promise to increase soybean yields, but when you do the research and evaluation there are many promises and empty claims. The first speaker was Dr. Larry Purcell, a crop physiologist from the University of Arkansas. He has done much work with Kip Cullers and his record breaking yields in southern Missouri. Dr. Purcell has taken many of the ideas from Cullers and tried to duplicate them in plots in Arkansas. Some of the ideas for record yields are early planting by mid April, using the right variety and the right maturity to enter flowering around the summer solstice so that you take advantage of maximum sunlight. Extremely high fertility and use of manures combined with irrigation along with extreme insect and disease control. It was found that yields of over 100 bushels could be obtained in Arkansas but the added cost of all the extra inputs made it highly un-economical. The next speaker, Dr. John Grove, a fertility specialist/researcher from Lexington, spoke on the fertility needs of high yielding soybeans. He said through proper soil testing you had to make sure that you have enough fertility. Potassium was the most critical element aside from the natural fixation of nitrogen from the soil. He showed research data with many of the new, additional products and none of them did what they claimed to do as long as your initial fertility was adequate. He pointed out that foliar feeding had never shown more than a cosmetic improvement unless it was for a micro nutrient deficiency. His take home message was that we know what the minimum numbers need to be, make sure you are at or above those numbers and fertility is taken care of. The final speaker was Dr. Seth Neave, from the University of Minnesota. He is the lead researcher on a 10 state program to try and determine what additional treatments add to soybean yield. Across the 10 state, they used a kitchen sink approach, where they tried everything but the kitchen sink

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– 10 additional treatments compared to an untreated check and then they removed one treatment at a time to try and identify the differences. With all the treatments, they were able to increase soybean yields across the board but only marginally at best. The additional treatments added over $200 per acre to production costs but only resulted in yield increases of 2 to 3 bushels at best. When they broke out each treatment it was all across the board as to which treatments helped the most. At the end of the day, the yield response was better across the north than in the south and a fungicide treatment was the most effective but still highly variable. My take home from the meeting was that there is not a magic bullet. Use the best varieties, planted at the right time with good fertility. Hope for adequate water and if you have a problem, there are treatments that work, but if you don’t have a problem they are a waste of time and money.

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The unusual aspect of providing this meal is that it’s rarely allowed without a declared state of emergency, but with so many days out of school the request was granted. According to Julie Thomas, Director of Community Education, everyone involved was dedicated to the project. The menu for Friday evening consisted of commodity food and fresh produce of which some of needed to be used any way. Except for the produce any food left over could be frozen and reused. The staff began serving at 4 p.m. and by the time they were finished had dished up nearly 400 meals.

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Obituaries

Dorothy Davis Foster

PADUCAH - Dorothy Davis Foster, 91, of Paducah, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the Countryside Center in Bardwell. Mrs. Foster was a member of Paducah First Baptist Church and a member of the Peacemakers Sunday School Class. Mrs. Foster worked for the U.S. Army Intelligence in Washington D.C. during World War II. She also worked for Government Services. She moved to Charlotte , N.C. in 1962 where she resided until 2005 when she moved to Paducah. While in Charlotte, she worked and retired from Sam’s Club. She was a member of the Pine Haven Garden Club in Charlotte and the Eastern Star in Charlotte and Paducah. Mrs. Foster is survived by two nephews, Sam E. Davis, Jr. and wife, LaDonna of North Graves County, and Steve G. Davis of Wickliffe; one niece, Beth Deatley of Piedmont, CA; stepdaughter, Wanda Hayes of Sevierville, TN; two stepgranddaughters; one stepgreat granddaughter; several great nieces, one great nephew and several cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Broa-

Dorothy Davis Foster

dus Foster; parents, Sam G. and Ethie (Nelson) Davis; brother, Sam E. Davis, Sr., and brother Richard Davis, who died at a very young age. Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Rev. Jerold Darnell and Pat Coughlin officiating. Burial followed in the Arlington Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Charity of one’s choice. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Leonard J. McNeely

KIRBYTON - Leonard J. McNeely, age 91, of Kirbyton, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Countryside Care Center in Bardwell. Mr. McNeely was a member of Kirbyton Baptist Church. He retired from Martin Marietta in Paducah in 1985 after 34 years of employment. He taught at the Milburn High School for two years. During WWII, he lived and worked in Detroit and made deck guns for destroyer ships. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Martin) McNeely of Kirbyton; daughter, Capt. Debbie Lake and husband, Capt. Merritt of Lovettsville, VA; Glenn Martin and wife, Joanie, of Cunningham; grandson, BJ Stigall and wife, Joyce, of Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minne and Ora (Henderson) McNeely; two sisters, Mildred Vann and Marjorie McNeely; two brothers, Lt. Col. John McNeely and Alton McNeely. Funeral services for Mr. McNeely were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Revs. J. Mark Wilson and Michael Lee officiating. Burial followed in the Kirbyton Cemetery. Visitation began at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Kirbyton Cemetery Fund, c\o Rod Martin, 2996 County Rd.

Graves Carey Todd

BARDWELL - Graves Carey Todd, 89 of Bardwell passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Countryside Health & Rehabilitation. Mr. Todd was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church. He retired from Laclede Steel and was a United States Army Veteran during WWII. He was a member of the Bardwell Lions Club, Bardwell Masonic Lodge #499, Shriner Mini Clown, and the Golden Oldies Kitchen Band. Mr. Todd is survived by his daughter, Brenda Sancamper of Alton, IL; one sister, Marilyn Polivick of Bardwell; and one brother Bill Todd of Bardwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ellen

Moore Todd; three sisters; and three brothers. His parents were Will and Willie Mae Hogancamp Todd. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Rev. Rhea Bowles officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003, or to Beech Grove Baptist Church, 1429 St. Rt. 1203 Bardwell, Ky. 42023.

Tieasha Donlow

LaCENTER - Tieasha Lakeshia Donlow, age 22, died on Jan. 30, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Tieasha graduated from Ballard Memorial High School in 2009. She has been employed at Damron LA Oasis in LaCenter for the last five years. She attended Fairview Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Valerie Donlow of LaCenter; her step-father, David Hollowell, Sr.; her father, Michael Phelps of Martin, TN; two brothers, Dequin Donlow of LaCenter, and David Hollowell, Jr. of Paducah; two sisters, Nicole Donlow of

LaCenter and Nyshenia Hollowell of LaCenter. Grandparents are Ben And Mildred Donlow of Union City, TN. and grandmother Gusteva Donlow of Union City, TN. Tieasha was preceded in death by her brother, Desmond Donlow. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter with the Rev. Franklin Stone and the Rev. Rodney Hill officiating. Interment followed at Henderson Cemetery. Visitation began at 11 a.m. Saturday morning at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter.

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WICKLIFFE - Sandra Elizabeth Klepp, 76, of Wickliffe, died Sunday, Feb. 2, at 6 a.m. at her residence. She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Morell of Seattle, WA; her sister, Sonya Post of Wickliffe; her brother, Martin Sheattler, of Bardwell; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erik Klepp and her parents,

Jack and Thelma Kulien Sheattler. There will be no visitation or services. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe is in charge of arrangements.

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Church Directory Bandana

BANDANA BAPTIST CHURCH

157 Allen Street, Bandana

BANDANA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 11524 Oscar Road, Bandana

LITTLE UNION BAPTIST CHURCH

5601 Bandana Rd., Bandana

Barlow ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH

315 Antioch Church Rd, Barlow

Paducah Road, La Center

LaCENTER CHRISTIAN CHURCH 414 Walnut Street, LaCenter MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH 576 Mt. Pleasant Rd., LaCenter NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 901 Monkey Eyebrow Rd., LaCenter OSCAR BAPTIST CHURCH 7820 Oscar Rd., LaCenter

BARLOW BAPTIST CHURCH 135 N. 6th Street, Barlow

OSCAR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH intersection Michtell Lake Cutoff Rd and Turner Landing Rd

BARLOW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

RESURRECTION FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 6914 La Center Rd., LaCenter

198 So. 5th Street, Barlow

FIRST GENERAL BAPTIST 255 S. 4th, Barlow OHIO VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH 538 Hazelwood Rd., Barlow

Hinkleville

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 624 Broadway, LaCenter

Lovelaceville LOVELACEVILLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 253 N. Broadway, Lovelaceville

PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1718 Credo Rd., Hinkleville

Lovelaceville United Methodist Church 143 North broadway Lovelaceville, Ky

Kevil

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BETHEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 12245 Woodville Rd., Kevil HEATH CHURCH OF CHRIST 10025 LaCenter Rd., Kevil KEVIL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1072 N. 1st Street, Kevil

NEW LIBERTY METHODIST CHURCH Kevil

PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH

4409 Monkey Eyebrow Rd., Kevil

SPRING BAYOU BAPTIST CHURCH

4575 Old Hobbs Rd., Kevil

BETHEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH 2346 Bethlehem Church Rd., Wickliffe BLANDVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 5576 Bethlehem Church Rd. Wickliffe CALVARY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 54 Linda Circle, Wickliffe FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 585 Barlow Rd., Wickliffe FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Wickliffe FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 326 N. 4th Street, Wickliffe

GRACE VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH

FULL GOSPEL TEMPLE CHURCH 754 Court St., Wickliffe

KEVIL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

NEW LIBERTY GENERAL BAPTIST 4214 Gum Corner Rd., Wickliffe

403 Kentucky Ave., Kevil

986 N. 1st Street, Kevil

NEWTON CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH

12800 Ogden Landing Rd., Kevil

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH 2456 Mayfield Rd., Wickliffe

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FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 373 Forest St., LaCenter 665-5084

HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF La CENTER 421 Broadway, LaCenter GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3752 Paducah Rd., LaCenter

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