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Grand opening ... Big River Propeller held its ribbon cutting ceremony last week in LaCenter. The business will provide propeller repair for boats and ships using the Mississippi River. Sam Davis, who is shown cutting the ribbon, said Ballard County people are some of the friendliest he’s ever met.

Relay For Life event slated for June 13

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Around the County Upcoming Events April 27

Ballard-Carlisle Historical and Genealogical Society meeting. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m.

May 3

The 10th Anniversary of WWII Veterans’ trip to DC. Edgar Herrel will be the guest speaker. Starts at 10 a.m. at KVPM. --Derby Day has been set for May 3 at the Farmers Market in LaCenter.

FBLA students attend state conference ... Twelve members of the Ballard Memorial chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the group’s state conference at the Galt House in Louisville on April 14-16.“This is a very stiff competition with schools from all over the state competing,” said Adviser Janice Hays. “I was very proud of the way the students who attended the conference conducted themselves this week.” In the first photo are (from left) Michael Waldon and Weston Gordon and Michael Waldon, who placed fifth in the state in banking and financial systems. From left, the group photo shows (kneeling) Shelbi Wiggins, Waldon, Gordon, Elizabeth Goodin, (standing) Ryan Armer, Tyler O’Brien, Brandt Marinelli, Staci Henderson, Jillian Babb, Breanna Jones, Karley Wray and Dakota Stigall.

Pace nameds head teller/CSR at FCB

Bruce Kimbell, President of First Community Bank, announced the promotion of Danielle Pace to Head Teller/CSR for the Wickliffe office of FCB. Pace is a lifelong resident of Ballard County, graduated from Ballard Memorial in 2005, and attended WKCTC. She and her husband Phillip

reside in Wickliffe. “Danielle brings a tremendous amount of banking experience and the respect of her fellow employees to her new role for FCB, and we are excited about our future in the Ballard marketplace,” said Kimbell. Pace, along with Beth Blan-

To protect and serve our community, businesses, school, family and our Children

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Danielle Pace ... ... new FCB head teller

During the Relay For Life of Ballard County, the American Cancer Society will hold a luminaria ceremony to honor, remember and celebrate the lives that have been touched by cancer. Luminaria will be lit at Ballard Memorial High School’s bus loop on June 13 at 9 p.m. to represent these individuals and each person’s name will be read. The luminaria ceremony provides an opportunity to reminisce and celebrate not only the lives of these extraordinary individuals but also their strength and courage. This touching ceremony highlights the importance of defeating this disease and striving toward a world with less cancer and more birthdays. “Each luminaria represents the life of someone who has battled cancer. It is a beautiful sight when all the bags with candles are illuminated,” said Tiffany Myers, volunteer luminaria chair. “The luminaria ceremony is a moving way to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to pay tribute to cancer survivors.” Anyone who would like to make a luminaria donation may do so by contacting Myers at (270) 832-0463 or email Donations can be mailed to her at 404 County Line Rd., Kevil, KY 42053. Each luminaria candle is available for a $5 donation and can honor a cancer survivor, remember a loved one, or to recognize a caregiver.





Senior Spotlight

Bridget Houston

By Millie Green She’s often described as shy, quiet, and easy going, but once you get to know her, you’ll find her loud laughter, sparkling personality, and ability to make anything positive gravitating. Daughter of LaCenter residents Bridget and Brent Houston, Bridget Hailey Houston (Hailey) is a spitting image of her mother, the BMHS Cheer Coach. In personality, however, the two are undoubtedly different. Hailey is your regular tomboy, who has played basketball and soccer throughout all of high school. She plans to attend Campbellsville University in the fall on a soccer scholarship. Beauty and athleticism are not her only assets; this bright girl has been an active member of FCA for four years, Beta for three years, FBLA and HOSA

Bridget Houston

for two years and FFA for one year. Hailey is the embodiment of a Lady Bomber; she has been on the honor roll all throughout high school, while keeping up with her various activities/sports and representing her community with grace. She has been a strong role model serving as captain of her senior soccer and basketball teams. She has justly acquired several awards at BMHS: the horticulture award her junior year, All

Academic Team in All-A her senior year of soccer, All-A Tournament Team her sophomore year, as well as basketball homecoming princess. Outside of school, Hailey enjoys playing her favorite sports, hanging out with friends, recreational dancing, and social media. She hopes to leave behind the smell in the hallways when it rains at BMHS. She hopes that her classmates will remember her as a “foxy lady that doesn’t need a man.” For anyone that knows her, it comes as no surprise that her favorite part of BMHS is the greenhouse. Her dream job would be a plant researcher.

By Abbi Denton You might find this senior walking around “LC” (LaCenter), saying “What’s up bro, hamed?” This can only be the one and only Dre Lewis. From hanging out with his friends to playing basketball, Dre is always down for a good time. He lives in LaCenter with his mom, Angie Lewis and stepdad, Leon Shaw. Dre will happily leave behind having to go to class at BMHS and hopes to be remem-

Dre Lewis

Dre Lewis

bered as someone who was nice to his friends. His favorite part about BMHS is getting to go to the gym during P.E.

Teacher: Coach Smallman Movie: “The Blind Side” Musician: Star Lito Song: “Thanks Anyway” TV Show: “The Walking Dead” Video Game: “Call of Duty: Black Op Ghost” Food: Reese’s School Food: Peanut Butter Fudge (back in the day)

Kelsey Moore

By Jessica Jones The girl who had no girlfriends - this is how FAVORITES senior Kelsey Moore Class: AP Biology wants to be rememTeacher: Mrs. Farmer bered. One definite perk Song: “Get Low” TV Show: “Criminal Minds” of having all guy friends Food: Green Beans is missing out on all the School Food: Ham Fried girly drama that comes Rice with high school. Kelsey was born to Misty and Ches Moore of Ballard, and she now else for those seats, please stop by resides in Kevil. When the school, send a nomination in writshe isn’t waiting on the ing by your child, or send an email 2:55 bell, Kelsey loves to to have fun in any way for the middle school or david.meinpossible; anything from for the fishing and four-wheelhigh school. Elections will be held on Wednesday, April 23, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Registration and DIAL middle/high school lobby. All parents screening for students who or guardians of 2014-15 middle and plan to attend kindergarten high school students are eligible to at BCES this fall, but who vote in this election. have not attended a public

In school Kelsey has been involved in FCCLA and she hopes to leave behind all of the teachers that she disagreed with. She plans on attending WKU to one day become a physical therapist. FAVORITES

Schools seeking parents for SBDM councils LaCENTER, Ky. – The SchoolBased Decision-Making councils at Ballard County Middle and Ballard Memorial schools are seeking two parent representatives each to serve during the 2014-15 academic year. SBDMs are comprised of two parents, three teachers and a school administrator. The councils make decisions for their schools. Both the middle and high school are seeking nominations for their parents’ council seats. To nominate yourself or someone

Dre is currently undecided on his future plans, but he hopes to maybe attend college. To show the true character of Dre, he said his dream job is just to make his mom proud. FAVORITES

Kelsey Moore

ers to going to McDonalds. Kelsey can chow down on a pizza, even though her slight figure would never show it.

Class: Art Teacher: Ms. Rottgering Musician: “Practical Magic” Song: “Bad Whale” TV Show: “Girl Code” Video Game: “Black Ops 2” Food: Ramen Noodles with Cheese

Kindergarten registration scheduled for April 25 preschool, will be held on April 25, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call Angie Fields at 665-8400, ext. 2200, to

schedule an appointment. Please plan to bring the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, and immunization records.

Emergency Management Improvements

Since 2012, The Ballard County Office of Emergency Management’s main objective was and still is to create an environment with the proper procedures, and knowledge to, insure the safety of each of Ballard County’s citizens, businesses, and all the daily visitors that travel our roads and waters. Since 2012 Ballard County has enhanced its abilities in multiple ways. The Ballard County Emergency Management has now completed a new Emergency Operations plan, that will insure that in the event of any giving disaster that each citizen affected will have all the opportunities as others. It insures that all departments are working together in the best interest of Ballard County, and it includes 14 working Emergency Support Functions from Transportation to Agriculture to insure that all aspects of Ballard County are Receiving the assistance and the resources that they need to survive as well as recover. Within the Emergency Operations Plans also discusses the activations of Ballard County’s Emergency Operations Center. Beginningthis year we will see the Emergency Operations Center opening at 3 different levels. The Emergency Management Office now has a fully equipped communications rooms in which can be used to monitor incoming weather, monitor social media outlets, deploy emergency operations crews, initiate county warnings through the Code Red Emergency Notification Center and it can also be used as a backup for our County Emergency-911 Dispatch Center. The Ballard County Rescue Squad a division of the Office of Emergency Management has been hard at work since the 2011 in insuring. that they have the needed equipment, training, and resources in order to provide rescue services to the county. All members of the Ballard County Rescue Squad are now all certified Extrication Technicians (Jaws of the life) through the Kentucky Fire Commission. The Ballard County Office of Emergency Management once every 3 months offers a mock extrication exercise for the Rescue Squad, EMS, and Fire in order to keep their extrication skills sharpened. Since 2012, The Ballard County Rescue Squad has received 2 grants to insure that our workers on the rivers, our hunters and fishers, and anyone who is on the waters of Ballard County are safe. The Rescue Squad received a Grant from the Hastings Foundation in Southern Illinois to purchase a new truck to station at Wickliffe to offer a quicker response to the workers on the river in that area and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security funded a grant to purchase survival suits for the members while on the water in fringed temperatures and also to purchase sonar (500 NAR) imagine equipment. This vehicle is also used to transport our rescue boat that was purchased by Coast Guard Grant. Conclusion

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Robert Douglas Egner

KEVIL - Robert Douglas Egner, age, 51 died April 12, 2014 at 4:59 p.m. at his home in Kevil. He was of the Baptist faith. Douglas is survived by his mother, Barbara Egner Curtis of Kevil; one daughter, Catrina Faye Egner of Kevil, Ky.; three brothers, Marvin Egner of Bandana, Ky., Lyn Egner of Sommerville, South Carolina, and Kirk Egner of Kevil, Ky.; two sisters, Carol Agers of Sedalia, Ky. and Cindy Hill of Kevil, Ky.; several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil “Corky” Egner. Funeral services were

Damron’s Appliances receiving a well-deserved facelift. The business is “Striving to earn the right to call you our customer.”

Damron’s receiving well-deserved facelift Robert Douglas Egner

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter, Ky. with the Rev. Billy Dale Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Morrrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter, Ky.

Fay Lee

BARLOW — Fay Patricia Lee, 71, of Barlow died at 5:21 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Lee is survived by two sons, Randy Dortch of Barlow and Daniel Dortch of Perryville, Mo.; one daughter, Laura Murdock of Benton; three brothers, Wilford Lee of Blandville, Bobby Lee of Lovelaceville and David Lee of Hickory; three sisters, Vicki Colson of

La Center, Angie Lee of Blandville and Barbara Barker of Hickory; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Dortch; one brother and one sister. Her parents were Cecil and Johnnie Pearl Lee. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mayfield Masonic Lodge, 7000 Ky. 1241, Hickory. Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center was in charge of arrangements.

After the closing of Damron Oasis and the sale of La Oasis, Allen Damron said he’s ready to concentrate on the business that got him started. In 1983, Allen purchased Gene Owens Appliances in Barlow. Ten years later, Allen relocated to the existing site of Damron’s Appliances in La Center. In 2001, He brought Radio Shack to the county although he no longer intends to carry the Radio Shack brand. Damron’s now offers a

Scholarships being offered for GED testing

If you’ve been thinking about getting your GED, now is the perfect time. This this important academic credential can help you meet your goals, and the Ballard County Adult Education Center is now offering scholarships toward the cost of the GED test on a limited, firstcome, first-ready basis. Instruction is provided at the student’s pace. Hours are flexible to fit most schedules. The AEC is located in the Ballard County Community Rebe Tuesday, April 22, source Center at 158 E. 2014 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Gorham officiating. Interment followed at LaCenter Cem- Continued from Page 1 etery. kenship, Linda Kerley and Visitation was Tues- Amy Walters are responsiday morning after 10 ble for the deposit/transaca.m. until funeral time at tion side of bank activities 2 p.m. and Greta Purvis is workMorrow Funeral Cha- ing to meet the loan needs pel in LaCenter was han- of area residents. dling arrangements. First Community main-

Betty Morgan

LaCENTER - Betty Morgan, age 84, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her son’s home in West Paducah. Betty was a member of Broadway Baptist Church for 60 years where she taught junior girl’s Sunday Class, worked in the nursery, taught Bible School and mailed church bulletins to those unable to attend church. She is survived by one son, Rodney Morgan and his wife, Jennifer, of West Paducah; three grandchildren, Ethan Morgan, Michael Morgan and Brooklynn Morgan; one sister, Mary Frances Cates of Paducah, Ky. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Morgan; one son, Craig Morgan; one sister, three brothers and her parents. Funeral services will

WM’s ED ceremony set for April 26 In celebration of Earth Day, Wickliffe Mounds will have a tree planting event at 9:30 a.m. on April 26. Volunteers for planting trees will meet in the Welcome Center to get an overview of the project plans. An interpretive program on the natural environment of the Mississippian culture and the Woods Walk Trail will be conducted after the tree planting. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, reflective safety vest, and a sack lunch.

mini-storage facility, portable storage buildings, pellet grills, inferred heaters, eco-friendly laundry systems and gifts such as salt lamps and continues looking daily to add more to the store to generate local interest. Damorn’s is in the process of receiving a welldeserved facelift and plans are to continue to the inside after completion of the exterior. Allen said “he’s in it for the long hall” and willing to invest into the store to


Third St., LaCenter. Service hours are Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is no instruction on Fridays. For more information or to make an appointment at the center, please contact center coordinator Marlene Fraser or instructor Larry Walker at 6658412, ext. 222 or 223; email marlene.fraser@; or come by the center at 153 E. Third St., LaCenter, during hours of operation. tains three offices in Ballard County, with locations in Wickliffe, LaCenter and Kevil and a full array of banking products coupled with that hometown service that can only come from your friends and neighbors who work there.

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create a local shopping atmosphere. He said if you do the math of travel expenses and time involved and then add the missed revenue and taxes generated in the county and consider the personal attention and service of

home town shopping “the best deals are right here in our own neighborhoods.” Allen says, “he believes that together this community could be one of the best if everyone works together.”

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KSBA board approves raises for employees A special guest appearance led off this month’s Board of Education meeting on the 14th at the BOE Office. Matt Jones and Cason Buchanan 4th graders at BCES presented their first place winning science project, How Electricity Works, to the board. Board action items after the Consent Agenda items were all approved. The board approved the amended calendar for making up for missed snow days that moves the last day of school back to May 30. Board member Haskal Sheeks added “I hope it doesn’t snow tonight.” The board unanimously approved the creation of two new staffing positions; shop foreman and head custodian; The head custodian would be a ten percent salary increase for a custodian who will with their regular custodial duties become a liaison between the administration and custodial staff. They would communicate with the Directors of Community Education,

Athletics, Food Service, and Facility, to report performance issues, set up the cafeteria and gymnasium, etc., for community use and coordinate and schedule custodial staff. A loss of skilled craft maintenance personnel has left a vacancy and space for the creation of the new shop foreman that should save the district around $20,000. The foreman will be responsible for maintenance, scheduling daily tasks, Material Safety Data Sheets, and supply inventory. The foreman will receive ten percent over base salary. In other action items the board approved June 13 to be a paid holiday for the 240 (year round) employees replacing Memorial Day, which is now a regular work day being used as a make up snow day. Also brought up as an action item was a reimbursement to Superintendent Casey Allen for text book purchases for his daughter who was accepted to Gatton Academy at Western Kentucky

University this year; the board had approved the reimbursement earlier in a fall meeting. Allen said he just wasn’t comfortable asking for the finance officer to issue a check before the board was allowed to review the issue again. Kentucky School Boards Association has authorized a salary increase of one-percent for 2014-15 and an additional two-percent for 2015-16 school years for district employees. The ‘1415’ raise will be mostly funded by an increase in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) but the district will take a $293,000 hit in fiscal year 2016. This year will see Ballard graduate 88 students at the Friday, May 30, graduation starting at 7 p.m. Be sure and contact the school about tickets. Baccalaureate is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, also starting at 7 p.m. End of year testing is coming up and will begin in mid- May and continue to the end of the month

Fiscal court discusses Medical Air Evacuations Medical Air Evacuation was discussed during the ambulance report at the Fiscal Court meeting for the month of April. A question concerning the county sponsoring emergency air evacuation for residents was voiced by Magistrate Martin Flournoy. According to Flournoy, someone had brought to his attention that they had to be air lifted out of McCraken County and their insurance would not cover the entire cost of the bill which was around $45,000. There are two air evacuation companies, PHI and Air Evac, available and each offer memberships for about $60 a year per household that will cover what insurance doesn’t of the evacuation expense. It would be necessary to become members of both services to ensure that in the case one was occupied the other would have to be used. There were 82 calls answered by the ambulance service for March; 53 transports, 34 with Paramedics and 19 with EMTs. They reported five

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out-of-town transports the most in one month in along time according to Ambulance Director Micheal Clarke. Jail report for March was a total of 34 inmates; 22 state, 7 county, 1 Carlisle, 3 Graves. There have been five inmates returned to Ballard according to Judge/ Executive Vickie Viniard. Viniard had written a letter to Judge Tim Langford inquiring to see if there was anything Langford could do to help. According to Viniard Langford said he would try to get inmates returned back to Ballard after they complete SAP. Viniard also said she was checking with the Department of Corrections to see what the guidelines are to qualify as a SAP provider here in Ballard. Sheriff Todd Cooper suggested the county look more specifically into the women’s SAP. Cooper apologized for not having been at last month’s fiscal court meeting. He said he had been busy working on the 16 burglaries that had occurred since Janu-

ary. According to Cooper they have arrested one person that was responsible for eight of the thefts and that a lead on some of the others was of a white male in a gold colored car. He also added that the department’s fuel bill had gone from $3000 to $5000 in the past two months working on obtaining leads on the cases. Viniard added that the county had been turned down for a grant for a four wheel drive vehicle for the sheriff’s department but were encouraged to file again in the third quarter for the grant. Animal control report by James Campbell was pretty normal for the month. He did report a charge concerning a pit bull in La Center is scheduled for a bench trial on the 22nd. The meeting concluded with discussions on, roads and bridges, and property clean-ups. A $500 donation to the Veterans’ Van that provides free transportation to veterans needing help and a Fema contract were both approved by the court.

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Barlow Maintenance Superintendent, Tim Walker, checks on work as the clear well is being switched over.

Work progressing on Barlow’s new well project The clear well to be switched over this week according Barlow Maintenance supervisor Tim Walker at Barlow’s city meeting last week. Mayor John Wood said he’s ready to see the clear well project on old business. Spring clean-up week set for May 3 – May 10. A dumpster is available year round during regular business hours and during clean-up it will be accessible till 5:00 pm week days and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3 and April 10. A tentative plan was agreed upon to purchase rubber mulch for the play ground at the park if it can be worked into the budget. Woods and Walker, housing coordinator, are planning to visit attorney Glenn Denton who

constructed the property clean-up ordinance during Mayor Negley’s term to more familiarize them selves with the step – by – step procedure and documentation procedure. Last month there were three dogs and two cats euthanized at just under $500. The first reading of the new cat ordinance was completed this month.

Chapter 90: Animals General Provision SECTION 90.08 LIMITATION UPON DOGS AND CATS KEPT ON PREMISES No person or family shall have more then three (3) dogs and three (3) cats which are over the age of six (6) months present on their premises unless the person or family has a license to operate a kennel. (See Chapter 115, Kennels and Pet Shops.) SECTION 90.09 IMPOUNDING AND DESTRUCTION OF DOGS AND CATS (A) Every police officer, peace officer, or other authorized official shall have the authority to

apprehend any dog or cat running at large, and to impound such dog or cat or have such dog or cat impounded in the appropriate place. (B) On complaint of any of any citizen of any dog or cat on the loose, that animal will be picked up by the County Animal Control Officer and/or person authorized by the City Council to do so. Any dog or cat may be disposed of unless the dog or cat has a collar with the owner’s name on it or has a microchip with the owner’s name placed in it. Any dog or cat impounded not claimed after five (5) days will be disposed of. (C) Owner’s must reimburse the City for the pick up fees before reclaiming their dog or cat SECTION 90.10 ANIMAL WASTE Any person in physical possession and control of any animal shall remove excreta or other solid waste deposited by the animal in a public or private area not designated to receive such wastes including, but not limited to, streets, sidewalks, parking lots, public parks or recreation areas and private property. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying any blind person.

Good bye, Mrs. Allen

What will our little town do without Mrs. Allen? She will be missed by all. Life is a little hard sometime. We will never have all the answers to life. The ones we love and depend on so much leave us and as hard as it is life must go on for the ones left behind. And we will make it. I know this from my own loss. When I lost Bobby almost a year ago my

Kay’s Corner

By Kay Jones

world stopped. I think of him everyday of my life. But I have made it by

taking one day at a time. The comfort that God has given me has been more than I can explain. I pray for the Allen family. We have friends that will walk close by our side and tell us we can and will make it. Take that friend by the hand and let them lead you through this. Thank God for friends.





State OKs new 2A districts

LEXINGTON - The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control approved a draft of the football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons, which was configured after member schools were given the opportunity to declare their desire to “play up” in classification. The draft alignment will be presented to the membership and feedback will be sought through a survey, which will then be presented to the Board of Control during its next scheduled meeting on May 12. Ballard Memorial High School basketball standout Abbi Denton is shown here signing a scholarship offer from Schools are not permitJohn A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. Standing with her from left are her father, Kreg Denton; Logan Head ted to sign game contracts for Coach Marty Hawkins, Assistant Coach Amanda Shelby; her mother, Tammy Waldon; and BMHS Coach Kayla the 2015-18 seasons until the Vance. The five-year player joined the BMHS 1,000 Point Club in February of this year. football alignment is finalized, which is expected to take place during the May meeting. Under the proposed alignment, Ballard Memorial would compete with reigning Class A state champion Mayfield, MurBallard Memorial is one of Amis stretched Ballard Memo- each for the Ballard Memorial BARDWELL - Ballard Meray and Webster County. morial claimed its fifth straight the First Region’s hottest soft- rial’s lead out to a 5-0 advantage softball team in the victory. The proposed alignment are The Lady Falcons scored win on Thursday, shutting out ball teams after opening the with a hit in the third inning. as follows. After facing a six-run defi- five runs in the bottom half of tournament host Carlisle Coun- season with 10 straight loss. Proposed Class 2A ty, 5-0, in the First Region All The Lady Bombers executed cit, BMHS scored nine runs in the third inning to break open District 1 – Ballard Memolike a veteran club in the shut- the final two innings to defeat a scoreless game. Hickman “A” Classic semifinals. rial, Mayfield, Murray, Webster Familiar foes, the two high out victory over Carlisle Coun- Hickman County, 9-6, in the County added another run in County school softball teams met for a ty. Ballard Memorial, under the First Region All “A” Classic on the sixth inning to lead 6-0. District 2 – Butler County, The Lady Bombers came mid-season battle in a tourna- direction of coach Terri Amis, April 16) Hancock County, McLean Ballard Memorial junior alive from there. ment setting. excelled both offensively and County, Owensboro Catholic, Ballard Memorial plated Following the win, the Lady defensively in the tournament pitcher Rebekah Hogankamp Todd County Central earned the win in the small- three runs in the top half of Bombers improved to 5-10. The game. District 3 – Clinton County, The Lady Bombers used a school regional tournament the sixth inning to cut HickBMHS squad advanced to meet Glasgow, Green County, Metman County’s lead to 6-3. After the winner of the Murray-St. three-run inning to move ahead. game. calfe County, Monroe County Offensively, Taylor Foster holding Hickman County scoreMary game in the First Region In Ballard Memorial’s three-run District 4 – Christian AcadeAll “A” Classic championship inning, Shelby Amis delivered went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. less, Ballard Memorial erupted my-Louisville, DeSales, Shawan RBI on a fielder’s choice, Leah Shelley, Amis and Jade for six runs in the top half of the game. nee, Washington County As a result of the loss, Carl- Rianah Fields drove in a run Babb added two hits apiece for sixth inning. District 5 – Carroll County, BMHS is scheduled to meet isle County dropped to 6-8 and with a sacrifice and Ashleigh the Lady Bombers. Gallatin County, Owen County, Amis and Fields, who had Hickman on May 8. was eliminated from the small- Tyson turned in an RBI single. Trimble County, Walton-Verona With her team leading 3-0, one hit, delivered two RBIs school regional tournament.

Denton signs with Logan College ...

BMHS blanks Carlisle for 5th straight win

District 6 – Bath County, Holy Cross (Covington), Lloyd Memorial, Newport, Newport Central Catholic, West Carter District 7 – Danville, Lexington Christian, Middlesboro, Somerset District 8 – Allen Central, Betsy Layne, East Ridge, Leslie County, Prestonsburg, Shelby Valley

BCCC’s annual ‘Spring Fling’ set to begin Saturday

The Ballard County Country Club will he holding its Ballard Golf Legacy 2nd Annual Spring Fling Couples Tournament on April 26-27. The entry fee for the event is $100 per couple and includes a practice round, skins game,

mulligans and range balls. The practice Round must be played the week prior to tournament. The total number of flights and prizes will be based on number of entries. Carts must be reserved and paid for by noon Wednesday, April 23.

The deadline for all entries is noon Wednesday, April 23. Call to reserve tee times. Final tee times will be posted Friday on the BCGC website at: and their Facebook page at

Lady Bombers Softball Schedule


April 24 April 25 April 28 April 29 April 30 May 1



Graves County Tilghman St. Mary Fulton City Cairo (JV only) Mayfield

Here There Here Here Here There


5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

The following businesses proudly support the Bombers and Lady Bombers

We support the Bombers Cathy’s Cottage Flowers & Gifts 338 Court St. Wickliffe, Ky


Paducah Sun Readers’ Choice Award Winner for #1 Pest Control for Three Years In a row! Phone: 270-575-0955 • 270-462-3298 • 270-462-3254 Fax: 270-462-3973 E-Mail:

We support the Bombers

gion rivals follow.

St. Mary 9, BMHS 0 Singles: Wes Averill d. Tanner Bertram 8-0, Ben Smith d. Devin Griffin 8-1, Ian LaBarge d. Justin King 8-3, Paul West d. Ethan DeWeese 8-3, Alex Rich d. Austin Summers 8-1, Dylan Clark d. John Thompson 8-2. Doubles: Smith-LaBarge d. Bertram-Griffin 8-2, West-Caden Tillett d. King-DeWeese 8-4, Clark-Chris Teitloff d. SummersThompson 8-4.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Men & Women’s Teams Age 14 and up Double Elimination

$30 per team



The Ballard Memorial High School boys’ tennis team dropped a match to St. Mary on Wednesday. St. Mary blanked Ballard Memorial 9-0 to win the boys’ tennis match. Complete results from the boys’ high school tennis match between the two longtime First Re-

Saturday, April 26

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ballardcountycountryclub. To enter, mail checks payable to: Ballard County Country Club P.O. Box 44, Wickliffe, Ky 42087 Please contact the Golf Shop for more information at (270) 665-5557.

We support the Bombers

Registration at 8:30 am Game Play starts at 9:00 am

Reflection Family Hair Care & Tanning 132 N. 4th St. Barlow, Ky


Concessions will be sold

All proceeds go to Ballard Project Graduation For more information call Shea Bledsoe at 270-556-8904 or Anissa Johnson 270-339-2368




Ag Update By Tom Miller Ballard County Extension Agent for Ag and Natural Resources

Stored Grain Fumigation Workshop

BCMS Students of the Week ...

Each week at Ballard County Middle School, three students (one from each grade) will be selected and named Students of the Week. Students are nominated by teachers for outstanding behavior or performance. Shown from left are BCMS Students of the Week for April 7: eighth-grader Kimberly Rhea, sixth-grader Slade Donner, and seventh-grader Cehara Griffin. Selectors said Rhea is willing to ask questions, works really hard to get good grades and always turns her work in on time; Donner is super intelligent, thinks outside the box to solve problems and has a creative approach to learning; and Griffin is quietly competent, has a pleasant smile and is a delight to have in class.

Classmates find way to memorialize friends The BMHS Class of 2010 Memorial Scholarship will be having its third annual Fish Fry Fundraiser at Smokey D’s, Sunday, April 27

form 11-2. The scholarship was started three years ago after losing our third classmate. We wanted to do something in

honor and in memory of our beloved classmates, Haifa Abukhdair, Blake Moore, and Will Mallory, and starting a scholarship to invest back in to BMHS students seemed like the best way to do so. Over the course of two years we have been able to award over $3,000 in scholarships to BMHS Seniors. It would not have been possible without the support of the community! We are so thankful that the community supports this scholarship in memory of three amazing people!

Donations sought for Woodville Cemetery Fund Donations for the Woodville Cemetery Fund can be sent to: Woodville Cemetery Fund, c/o Connie Burnley, P O Box 83, Kevil KY 42053.

The University of Kentucky Grain Science Working Group will be offering a Grain Storage Fumigation Workshop on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT, at the UK-Research and Education Center (REC) in Princeton, KY. This workshop follows the Annual Wheat Field Day that will Large on-farm grain storage be held at the Center from 8 a.m. to noon the same facilities have increased The Phosphine label is day. These two programs greatly in size over recent once again under review. • How potential phosare complementary, devel- years. This program is de- phine review may affect oped by the same working signed to address practical the availability / use of group, but are separate issues in securing success- phosphine products events. Additionally, the ful and safe fumigation Phosphine Resistance Fumigation Workshop will • General awareness – cover all grain crops. Each when the need arises. Fumigation makes use of YES, there are phosphine event will have its own arguably the most toxic resistant insects in KY! registration and separate • How to help control pesticide continuing edu- pesticides that grain producers will ever have on the spread of strong resiscation units (CEUs). their farms. Without questance Successful on-farm Fumigation grain storage of wheat, tion, proper use of these products demands a high • Basic information corn, soybean, and spepriority on safety. In addi• Preparation: Matericialty grains has become tion, poor use techniques als; Labor an increasingly important • Proper application part of Kentucky’s grain will lead to resistance, and incomplete control, which • Monitoring production and marketwill only increase the costs • Small and Large scale ing sector. However, grain applications storage also brings with and losses in storage. Grain Storage New technologies and it a completely different Fumigation Workshop alternatives. set of potential problems Tuesday, 13 May 2014 compared to the producFormat 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. CDT tion phase. For example, This will be a free-form UK-Research & the group of insect pests is discussion format with the Education Center completely different from professional fumigators 1205 Hopkinsville St. those farmers see in their leading the discussion. Princeton, KY 42445 production fields. In addiOther participants will tion, the cultural and pes- Agenda provide comment / clariticide knowledge, as well What are you trying to fication /understanding in as, tools, techniques and control? – All insects are their areas of expertise. equipment needed to pre- not the same! • Attendees should come vent, manage, and someGeneral Safety – The prepared to ask questions times remedy insect infes- fumigant isn’t the only • Equipment and suptation in grain-storage are danger! plies will be on display. very different from those Product Safety – Prod• Site visit to a newly used in grain production. uct Related constructed, large, on-farm Another important change • Phosphine hazards grain storage facility at is that KY on-farm storage Regulatory update – Seven Springs Farm, Wallonia, KY

WEEKLY Business Card Directory

The Ballard


La Center, Ky. (270) 665-5525

Kentucky Veteran & Patriot Museum

Hours of Operation: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Except 2nd Thursday - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) or by appointment Sandy Hart 335-3128 or 210-2452 Earl Gudcumb 335-3177 or 519-4160 Jim Vance 444-6236 or 556-7487


Presenters • Mr. Josh Wilhelm and Mr. Jordan Rivera, Fumigators, Fumigation Service and Supply, Westfield, IN • Dr. Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist, Grain crops production and storage – University of Kentucky, UK-REC, Princeton, KY • Dr. Sam McNeil, Extension Agricultural Engineer – Design, & management of grain drying and storage facilities – University of Kentucky. UKREC, Princeton, KY Continuing Education Units Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Pesticide Credit have been requested in Categories: 1b -Agricultural Fumigation, 10 – Demonstration and Research, 12 – Pesticide Sales Agent, and 14 – Pest Control Consultant Registration There is no cost to attend but registration is requested and appreciated. This will enable us to appropriately plan for the number of people attending. Simply call 270356-7541 X0 or e-mail; reference the Grain Fumigation workshop, and tell us how many are in your party. Programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability or national origin. For additional information, contact the Ballard County Extension Office, 110 Broadway, LaCenter, 665-9118.




The Ballard County Weekly Classifieds • FOR SALE

The Ballard County Weekly CALL 270-335-3700


FOR SALE Drinks and snacks vending machine. $1,200.00. Has change machine on side. Call 270-748-5602.

• HELP WANTED Waitress needed at Betty’s Restaurant in Barlow. Monday thru Friday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Must be able to work each of these days. Apply at Betty’s.

• FOR SALE You may have extra $$$ in your closet. Advertise in the newspaper today! Call us today at (270) 335-3700.

Want to e-mail a Classified or Display Ad to The Ballard County Weekly? Send your ads to ballardcoweekly@

• SERVICES COMPUTER SERVICE Business/home PC upgrade/repair, any hardware/software solutionDSL/wireless networks, websites & tutoring. Fast, dependable service at reasonable rates. Call Lisa at: (270) 748-5602.

• SERVICES NEED MOWING DONE? Call Dale at 270-748-5491

Reasonable price! Call today!

‘A man’s dog is a good judge of character’

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing.

New store hours! Monday:

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come out & see what is new for spring! BALLARD COUNTY CO-OP 475 West Kentucky Drive • LaCenter



CERTIFIED BY A.S.E • GM • CHRYSLER Michael Bryant Body Shop Manager P.O. Box 191 610 U.S. Highway 51 Nortyh Bardwell, Kentucky 42023 Phone: (270) 582-3013 Cell: (270) 841-0072

Back on the Rack Upscale Family Resale 721 Kentucky Ave Paducah, Ky 270-441-0015 Mon-Wed 10-5 • Thurs-Sat 1-7 Owner- Tammy Zuertermous

500 Hwy 51 N (270) 562-3103

It’s time for a change, It’s time for real leadership

Vote for Joe Culver Ballard County Judge/Executive Democratic Primary May 20 Joe Culver is an educated, creative, literate professional with a reputation for having ideas that result in improvements Many Ballard County voters believe many things are not right. Don’t keep re-electing the people who got them that way. Respects the past, Leads for the future “My Culver and Crice family roots run more than 160 years deep in Ballard County” A Vietnam-era veteran of Army and Navy

“I pledge an open government and I will keep Ballard County residents informed about the Fiscal Court agenda for meetings and the decisions made at the meetings.”

Joe Culver

For Judge/Executive Paid for by Joe Culver

2600 US Hwy 51 North Bardwell, KY

270-628-0221 Classes for ages 1-18

DC Vinyl Graphics and Window Tinting Owner: Dustin Chandler 270-665-9176 or 270-564-1623

Better Roofing

Kinsey Construction Tom Kinsey Phone: 665-5462 Cell Phone:559-0403

Roofing • Pole Barns• Remolding




To protect and serve our community, businesses, school, family and our Children My name is Carey Dean Batts. I am seeking the office of Sheriff in Ballard County. My father, Roy Batts, was the LaCenter Police Chief for over 20 years. He passed away several years ago, but I learned a lot from him before his passing. The most important thing that I learned from him through the years is to treat everyone equally and with respect. Even at home, he rarely had anything bad to say about anyone that he had to deal with during his service. I can only hope that one of these days people in Ballard County can look back on my service and say the same about me. I have served as a Deputy Sheriff in Ballard County continuously for a little over 20 years. I remain employed as a Deputy Sheriff for your Sheriff’s Office. The four years prior to my service as a Deputy Sheriff, I served as a Deputy Jailer at the Ballard County Detention Center. I began my career as a Ballard County Deputy Sheriff by being assigned to the Western Area Narcotics Team, whose offices were located in Paducah. I served as an undercover officer and investigator with them for approximately 5 years. During those five years, my duties were primarily working undercover to purchase many different types of drugs from individuals who were trafficking in them. Following my service with the Western Area Narcotics Team, I was moved to the Ballard County Sheriff’s Office. While serving as Deputy Sheriff in our county, my roles have been widespread. Some of my duties have included patrol, investigator, and interviewer/interrogator. I have worked varying hours at the Sheriff’s Department through the years, including morning, evening and midnight shifts. The last few years have been working the daytime shift, which afforded me the opportunity to work many hours alongside Sheriff Cooper, which enabled me to witness and become a part of the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. If you give me the opportunity to serve as your Sheriff, my most important goal is to ensure that you have a Sheriff’s Department that you can depend on and trust for your protection and security, and a Sheriff’s Department that operates in such a way that you never have to question it’s honesty or integrity. Thank you, Carey Batts

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