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Candidates differ on tax cuts Two vying for judge/executive, representative debate issues BY SHAUN T. COX

The News Standard/CHARLOTTE FACKLER State Rep. Gerry Lynn, left, spoke with a couple of the 200 people who attended the debate Tuesday night. Lynn, a Republican, and challenger Jeff Greer agreed on many topics during their debate.

Mom’s love brings her to county


Four soldiers accused of killing Iraqi civilians will face a general court martial, without the possibility of the death penalty, the Army announced last week. However, each could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. For the mother of one, that is at least some relief. When Melanie Dianiska’s son, Pfc. Corey Clagett, was transferred to the base at Fort Knox, she and her husband John dropped everything and traveled 700 miles from their Moncks Corner, S.C., home to be by his side, staying in Muldraugh. “I asked him how often he wanted us to come and visit and he told me at least once a month,” Dianiska said. “If I have to sleep in my car at a rest area and brush my teeth in the bathroom, that’s what I’m going to do because I have

to be here.” Clagett is being held in pretrial confinement at Fort Knox facing charges ranging from committing premeditated murder to communicating a threat, but according to Dianiska, he was just following orders. “His orders were to shoot any males of military age unless they had a white flag up or they were trying to surrender,” Dianiska said. “They were ordered to shoot on sight but that’s not what my son did. He shot in self-defense. He didn’t want to shoot these men, just detain them. “It wasn’t until they were attacked and the detainees tried to run away that my son opened fire. He did what the government trained him to do in this type of situation. He was acting on instinct and



Board ready to hear ethics complaints BY SHAUN T. COX

BRANDENBURG – The Meade County Ethics Commission approved its process for handling complaints concerning local officials and a code of ethics to “guide the conduct of elected and appointed officers and employees of Meade County” during its first official meeting in 2 1/2 years Monday night at the Meade County Courthouse. According to an amendment to the Meade County

Code of Ethics, all complaints should be written and sealed. Complaints will be heard by Chairperson Joann Fitzgibbon or by the secretary of the Ethics Commission, Gloria Brady. Complaints must include as many details as possible, including dates and times, of the alleged ethical violation. Complaints will remain sealed until either a regular or special session of the committee is





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BRANDENBURG — The Republican candidate for Meade County judge/executive committed to cut taxes during a debate Tuesday night, while her Democratic opponent said he would not commit to cutting taxes — or anything else. Theresa Padgett, the Republican, said taxes must be lowered to attract more businesses to the county and to

ease the burden on residents. Padgett said she would bring in experts to show magistrates how it can lower taxes instead of “shooting in the dark.” Harry Craycroft, the Democrat, said he would not commit to lowering taxes — “but I would try to hold the line” — because the county would have to cut services to do so. “If we had taken all the reductions that were asked for, Meade County would have lost revenue this year of $490,000,” he said. “Folks, my only question is, if we lose $490,000, what services do we cut?” While disagreeing with Padgett’s tax plan, Craycroft was reluctant to offer one of

“...I’m not going to make a bunch of promises I can’t keep.”

Harry Craycroft, judge/executive candidate

his own during the debate. “I do have some plans I’ve got in mind, but I’m not going to sit here and reel them off to you,” he said. “I’m not going

to do that because of one simple reason. The reason is, if Fiscal Court doesn’t go well, I can’t do it anyway. I’m not going to make a bunch of promises that I can’t keep.” He said later in an interview that he won’t commit to any course of action because the judge/executive can only do what the Fiscal Court votes to do. “If Theresa says she’s going to cut taxes, that is fine,” Craycroft said. “But she can’t do it unless Fiscal Court votes with four votes to do it.” Padgett, a minority owner in The News Standard, said in an interview after the debate



Just the (arti)facts

The News Standard/MATTHEW LEE MILLER Harold Davis shows his Civil War-era bayonet found in Brownsville during Sunday’s artifact show in Flaherty. He has a companion pistol, below, and arrowheads that he also shows.


FLAHERTY — Artifact collectors proudly displayed their wares in Flaherty last Sunday, but many voiced concern about legislation aimed toward curbing amateur archeology. Tables filled with beads, arrowheads and tomahawks lined the Flaherty firehouse in a maze of ancient relics — fruits of hard labor and long hours put in by collectors. Many of the artifacts on display were found during local surface hunts and some have been estimated at more than 10,000 years old. Despite the good feeling generated from sharing their passion with the community, many of the collectors lamented recent attempts by local and state governments to restrict artifact hunting. The Native American Graves

Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, also known as NAGPRA, is federal legislation mandating the return of certain Native American artifacts found on tribal or federal land to recognized tribes. Legislation has been introduced in Kentucky over the past several years that would limit or prevent collectors from hunting artifacts on private property. The intent of the proposed legislation is to preserve burial sites, but many collectors see the potential for the government to overstep its bounds. Collectors could potentially lose treasured artifacts if they are determined to have been part of a burial ritual. Amateur archaeologists such as Marchmond J. Cottrell chafe at the insinuation that they are grave robbers. “I don’t believe in getting in burial

grounds,” Cottrell, 71, of Grayson County said as he looked over his collection of arrowheads. “I feel like I’m keeping history alive.”




Battletown fire celebrates 25 years BYMATTHEW LEE MILLER

BATTLETOWN — Deputy Chief Bill Pipes volunteers for the Battletown Fire Department as well as serving as Battletown’s postmaster. Pipes, 57, said being the first responder to the scene of an accident where the victims may be friends or relatives can be tough, but such concerns come with the territory. “You have to focus on what you’re doing and just go ahead,” he said. The Battletown Volunteer

Fire Department held a 25th anniversary dinner last Sunday to honor past and present firefighters such as Pipes. Chief Rob Hubbard, 41, said the dinner was an opportunity for members of the community to see the fire department as well as providing a reunion for former members. “A lot of the past firefighters are coming in,” Hubbard said. “We expect people from all over.” Deputy State Fire Marshall

Chris Crawford, 36, served Battletown for 20 years, seven of those as chief. Marshall said most people don’t realize how much they save in tax breaks and insurance premiums by having a local fire department. The Battletown Fire Department was formed in 1981 and the station was built on land donated by Jake Hamilton. Originally, the community funded services through dues and fund-raisers, but in 2002 a tax district was created to finance the fire department.

The Battletown Fire Station consisted of a wood stove, two bays and no restrooms when it was first built. The equipment included a two-wheel drive Dodge pickup truck and a gas truck converted to hold water. Now the station has offices, a conference room, and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a separate building to house equipment. The fire department has seven pieces of emergency equipment, including a




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Candidates should use public forums


ravo to those candidates willing to make time for the debate sponsored by Citizens for Better Government earlier this month. These candidates have shown their willingness to be accountable for their positions and to be challenged on their beliefs. That should count for something. Certainly some of those who did not attend had legitimate reasons for their absence. But few things should be more important than addressing the very people who will decide the election — the voters. The debate had an audience, was covered by this newspaper and broadcast by radio station WMMG. It was a prime opportunity for those invited to identify important issues and differentiate themselves from their opponents. Unfortunately, it appears some candidates were afraid of making themselves look bad. That is the best thing for those who are running solely on name recognition, family reputation or incumbency. You see this “duck-and-cover,” bunker mentality in national politics; it’s a shame we allow it to seep down to the local levels as well. But there is still a public forum left. All political candidates have been invited to send a 300-word letter to The News Standard, stating their positions and qualifications for their respective offices. To date, some candidates have refused to respond or withdrawn their letters. This is their final invitation to rethink that position and speak, in their own words, to the Meade County electorate. We will run those letters Nov. 3. After that it is up to Meade voters to decide if they are going to allow candidates to hide from their positions and opponents. If we, as a populace, punish those who give their views in favor of those who would leave us in the dark, then shame on us for doing so. We will get what we deserve when we are unhappy with their actions.

We’re all Neanderthals

When it comes to the border, we’re all Neanderthals now. When the amateur border guards, the Minutemen, first set up with their lawn chairs and binoculars at the U.S.-Mexico border and started talking about the need to build a fence, polite opinion scoffed. Now, the fence almost represents a consensus position, embraced by the left and right alike, including likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. This political state of play is the exact reverse of what was widely predicted earlier in the year when illegal immigrants were marching in the streets; Hispanic and church groups were decrying the harsh treatment of illegals in a pro-enforcement House bill; and the Senate was passing an amnesty bill euphemistically dubbed “comprehensive reform.” It was assumed that the crazies in the House would bend to a Senate bill endorsed by all the great and the good. But a funny thing happened on the way to “comprehensive reform” — the political marketplace worked. Instead of embracing the Senate approach, the House undertook field hearings around the country. The delay gave candidates a chance to

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sample public opinion that is markedly sympathetic to the crazies. Consider the Democratic senator from Nebraska, Ben Nelson, who is running for re-election. He once opposed crackdowns on illegals in his state, but now complains that illegal labor crowds out American workers. He recently voted for the funding of the fence. The public has long supported better immigration enforcement, but Washington has disdained and ignored it. Washington partakes of elite attitudes on immigration, and its strongest lobbies on both the right and left love a robust inflow of cheap, illegal labor. The high-profile debate on immigration, however, coupled with an election, has forced the Beltway to give public opinion its due. This is not to say that increased enforcement has no enemies. The argument against the fence is, as Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has put it, “You show me a 50-foot wall, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border.” This is true, and also beside the point. If illegals have to

deploy 51-foot ladders to get here, their transit manifestly is going to be more difficult, and therefore fewer will attempt it. But a fence itself isn’t sufficient. The key is stepped-up interior enforcement to cut off the jobs magnet that draws so many illegals here. The so-called Basic Pilot program — a small, voluntary system allowing employers to verify the legal status of their employees by computer — must be expanded and made mandatory. The Social Security Administration also has to tighten up its system of notifying employers when they hire people using fake Social Security numbers. It currently is full of holes that exist as a matter of policy to allow businesses, with a nod and a wink, to keep hiring illegals. These measures would really bite, and therefore are sure to encounter the bitter opposition of pro-illegal groups. In the meantime, score one for the Neanderthals. They have shown that Washington can be made to respond to public opinion on immigration, for a change. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. © 2006 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Clooney: A man with a ridiculous, fruitless plan

There’s good news on the spinach front. “Most” of it is OK to eat. That’s what one report said — “most” of it. Now “some” of it may cause you to sicken and die, but “most” of it is A-OK. So, eat up, Popeye. And now on to the news. George Clooney has come up with a plan so brilliant, so fiendishly clever that the paparazzi — those celebrity-stalking photographers — could soon be knocked out of business. “I want to spend every single night for three months going out with a different famous actress. You know, Halle Berry one night, Salma Hayek the next, and then walk on the beach holding hands with Leonardo DiCaprio.” As Clooney reasons in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair, “People would still buy the magazines, they’d still buy the pictures, but they would always go, ‘I don’t know if these guys are putting us on or not.’” Hmmm, I see. Let’s compare Clooney’s scheme to other noteworthy plans from the annals of history:

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Custer’s attack at Little Bighorn — A model of planning and execution. Katrina relief efforts — A heck of a job by officials at all levels of government.

New Coke — Masterly launch of a new product. Clooney’s plan to put paparazzi out of business — Not so good. I’m sorry, George, but there seems to be a basic problem here.

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Appearing with a different actress every night would allow them to take and sell more photos. This would allow them to make more money, thus encouraging more paparazzi. You see how that follows? It’s not like some movie script from “Ocean’s 11” or “Syriana” that doesn’t have to make sense. (By the way, I can’t wait for “Ocean’s 47” to come out!) On the bright side, perhaps we can call on your planning expertise the next time we decide to invade a country. And now, moving on to an important update from the world of space grammar. According to The New York Times, ever since 1969, when Neil Armstrong allegedly stepped down on the moon’s surface, “debate has raged” about whether he blew his first line: “OK, we’re here. Now what are we supposed to do?” No, that’s not it. Reportedly, he said, “That’s one small step for man,


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one giant leap for mankind.” The problem, according to the purists, is that he should have said, “one small step for a man.” That “a” is extremely important, because without it, the statement is what grammarians call a tautology, which has also been implicated in the poison spinach case. Since that time, we’ve had nearly constant rioting in the streets, as English teachers loot and burn to express their displeasure with Armstrong’s boneheaded statement. One band of renegade English majors has even threatened to take over the moon and make it safe for proper grammar. But now word has come that new sound-editing software has “clearly picked up an acoustic wave from the word ‘a.’” Armstrong said the “a” after all! Yippee! Next mission: good grammar on Mars. Write to Don Flood in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mails to © 2006 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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called. Punishment for ethical violations can include a fine of up to $1,000. The committee is comprised of Brady, Fitzgibbon, Tim Gossett, Lamar Jones, Joe Bewley, Harold Fackler and Tara Powers. Gossett, Jones, Fackler and Powers were not present at Monday’s meeting. The committee is an ethical watchdog for the community, Fitzgibbon said. “The purpose is basically to make sure that our elected



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that services would not have to be cut because the county has an annual budget surplus — including about $2.5 million last year. The county currently has about $6 million in savings, she said, and some of that money could be used to reduce taxes. Craycroft said after the debate that the county has committed much of its savings to several projects, including paying for the county jail and roads. “We have money that is already obligated and committed,” he said. Every good business keeps a surplus in case of a disaster, Craycroft said . “That is a rainy day fund,” he said. “If you spend that money, which would be lovely and I would love to do it…what do you do if something comes up?” Padgett, District 4 magistrate, said during the debate that she would cut the business inventory tax of 55.63 cents in half to attract more businesses to the county. She later said the tax only accounted for $249,000 last year. The goodwill created by reducing the tax would more than make up for the lost $125,000, she said. “That is nothing,” she said. “And then we’re opening the door to businesses to come in.” To make up for the lost revenue, she said during the debate that government waste would be eliminated, “because I know there’s that much waste that goes on.” Afterward she said the county jail could have made more than $200,000 last year by accepting more state inmates rather than leaving beds empty. She also believes that reverse auctions — where the county allows companies to bid on major purchases — could save an average of 12 percent per purchase. On a $200,000 ambulance, that would save $24,000. Craycroft doesn’t see it that way. “If you look at the budget I don’t know where the waste is,” he said. Padgett is fighting a three-toone voter registration deficit. But, she feels that her plans to lower the taxes give her an edge. “I have good ideas and good plans,” she said after the debate. “I have plans that can realistically be implemented.” Padgett also told the more than 200 people attending the debate that they can expect to have better parks, more sports

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officials are being reasonably ethical in their business,” she said. According to Judge/Executive William B. Haynes, nearly anyone can be on the committee. “The committee members are recommended by ordinance to the judge/executive and then approved (or disapproved),” he said. “After approval, the full Fiscal Court votes on its passing. “Surprisingly, they really just have to be a good citizen. Any voter can be on the committee because it’s basically just a citizen’s organization.” The ethics ordinance applies to elected and appoint-

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But Greer, a tobacco user, is for a cigarette tax increase while Lynn is opposed. “I think an increase could help reduce usage and help pay for the escalating costs of health care,” Greer said. The two disagreed on how best to deal with health care and the 582,000 Kentuckians who do not have it. Lynn said a malpractice cap should be put in place to reduce frivolous lawsuits, and the state needs legislation to attract health care companies to Kentucky. According to Greer, who owns Greer Insurance, premiums climb twice as fast as wages and cost the average family $11,000 a year (according to the Wall Street Journal). Greer said he would sponsor drug re-importation from Canada — where drugs are cheaper — to help seniors and the uninsured. Lynn feels the greatest need for the county is economic development, while Greer said the county should work with state government to provide more jobs for young people so they can stay in the county. The debate was organized by the Meade County Messenger and radio station WMMG and held at the Farm Bureau building. Russ Powell, executive director of the Meade County Chamber of Commerce, was one of the questioners. He said he thought the format of asking both candidates in each race the same questions worked out well. Powell, a former newspaper editor, said developing questions was not difficult. “I sat back and thought, ‘What are things I would like to know?’” he said. And while it was good that the candidates got a forum to give their views, Powell doesn’t believe any new ground was broken. “I was not surprised by any of their answers,” he said.

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training.” According to case documents, the shootings occurred “at or near the Muthana Chemical Complex,” a nearly 60-square mile area north of Baghdad that was a chemical production facility shut down by the United Nations after the capture of Saddam Hussein. The soldiers were at the facility executing Operation Iron Triangle with orders to shut down a suspected insurgent training camp. The threeday operation led to the capture of more than 200 suspected insurgents. A trial date has not yet been set and the court martial proceeding will be held at Fort Campbell, Ky. According to published reports from the AP, Clagett’s lawyer, Paul Bergrin, said the soldiers were initially cleared of any wrongdoing and it wasn’t until a witness changed his story after repeated interviews with Army investigators that the case was reopened. Under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, if the soldiers are convicted of premeditated murder they could have faced life in prison or the death penalty. The military will not give out information about the case because it is an ongoing investigation, but according to Maj. Jeff Allen, the court martial convening authority studied the case. “Major General Thomas Turner is the commanding general of the 101st Airborne and he’s reviewing the charges under Article 32 (the equivalent of a grand jury investigation),” he said. “Then he’ll make a decision as to what action to take from there (whether or not to pursue a court martial).” According to Dianiska, the military’s theory is that Clagett and the three other soldiers – Spc. William B. Hunsaker, Staff Sgt. Raymond L. Girouard and Spc. Juston R. Graber – let detainees go to shoot them. The prosecution has a witness, Pfc. Bradley L. Mason, who the defense is trying to prove has his own agenda for testifying. “Mason has admitted that he wants out of the service and that he doesn’t believe in the war,” Dianiska said. “He’s admitted that he’s tried things like falling asleep while guarding detainees and that he would file mental instability papers, he’s admitted to being jealous of my son and the other soldiers because he feels like they were treated better than him.”


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Lamont Miller, 67, of Grayson County, has been collecting Native American artifacts for more than 40 years. His collection includes beads gathered from the South American coast as well as a breastplate and choker he made himself by imitating designs he saw in Western movies. “I collected this stuff because of the history and the pleasure,” Miller said. Marion Ray agreed. Ray, 56, of Vine Grove, has hosted the artifact exhibition in Flaherty twice a year for the past five years and enjoys putting area history on display for the community. “A lot of the little ones learn from this,” Ray said. “It’s like show-and-tell.” Ray said every year he tries to go to four or five exhibitions besides his own. Collectors gather at shows in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Nashville to look at other collections as well as to discuss new finds. One of the highlights of the Flaherty exhibition was a Civil War-era pistol and bayonet found in Brownsville several years ago and put on display by Harold and Anna Davis. Harold Davis, 47, said he has been a serious collector for six years, but has sought out artifacts since he was a boy. “I used to sell them for a dollar, five dollars,” Davis said. “Now I keep them because they’re so hard to find.”

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However, Dianiska does not feel as though all the blame should rest on Mason’s shoulders. “I don’t think he knew that it was going to go as far as it has,” Dianiska said. “The military said that they would use our boys to set an example to other countries and show that our government is trying to stop this kind of thing from happening. “They’re scapegoats. I think it’s a cover-up to protect the colonel because he’s the one who gave these orders to begin with.” The military originally offered the soldiers a plea bargain to lesser charges, but they refused, maintaining their innocence, Dianiska said in an interview late last month. “Since they wouldn’t do that (plea) and because we’ve been speaking out about this to the public, I think that some of this is retaliation,” Dianiska said. “They’re shooting for the max penalty.” According to Clagett’s stepfather, John, Clagett’s incarceration is taking its toll on the family. “The whole family is basically in shock,” John Dianiska said. “I’m doing everything I can to keep it together. Corey said he was doing as best he could, but I can tell that he’s just miserable, I can see it in his face and in his eyes.” The ordeal has shaken the family’s belief in the system and in the military, likely

beyond repair. “I’ve lost all faith,” Melanie Dianiska said. “I know there are good people in the service. My husband and Corey’s brother are both in the service too, but there are also a lot of bad people as well. There are people that abuse their rank and people who won’t back their soldiers when things like this happen.” According to Melanie Dianiska, one of the proudest moments of her son’s life was the day he put on his uniform for the first time. “He loved that uniform,” she said. “When he went into the service, his brother Jaime and my husband all joined at the same time. When Corey and his brother came home from training during Christmas break, all they had was that uniform and I told the boys that we’d get them some civilian clothes and they didn’t want them. They just wanted their uniforms washed every night so they could wear them everyday.” The family is seeking donations in the form of gas cards, money for hotel accommodations and food, restaurant gift certificates, phone cards, sky mile donations, etc. Those interested in making a donation can do so by visiting the web-site or contacting Melanie Dianiska at (843) 513-5311. Cards and well wishes can be sent to: Pfc. Corey Clagett


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Magistrate’s son, nephew fail drug test BRANDENBURG — The son and nephew of District 1 Magistrate Jamie Staples were jailed last week after testing positive for drugs while going to their pre-trial hearing on drug charges. Justin Staples, 19, and Brandon Vowels, 21, were free on $20,000 bond after the two, Staples, and Staples’ parents were arrested in September and charged with cultivating marijuana and tampering with evidence. Commonwealth Attorney Kenton Smith requested the two young men be tested for drugs. After testing positive, Judge Robert Miller changed their bond to $100,0000 and had them sent to the Meade County Jail. The judge set a bond-forfeiture hearing on the original $20,000 bond for Nov. 20. Jamie Staples, 44, James Ralph Staples, 64, Barbara Jean Staples, 63, Justin Staples and Vowels will have a pre-trial conference April 19, 2007, with a trial set to run May 23-25, 2007. Kentucky State Police found 322 marijuana plants, valued at $644,000, on the Staples’ farm off Hwy. 1919 on Sept. 7. Jamie Staples’ attorney said Staples, who is seeking re-election, had no knowledge of the plants.

Woman injured trying to help wreck victims BRANDENBURG — A pick-up truck struck a Brandenburg woman Tuesday while she was trying to help victims of another accident. Betty Morrison, 36, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville by Lifenet Air Ambulance. She was checking on the drivers in a wreck near her home when she was struck, according to Meade County Sheriff Cliff Wise. The hospital lists her in fair condition. The first accident occurred when Jessica Routin, 23, of Brandenburg, stopped her 2003 Jeep on Hwy. 1638 for a school bus on the opposite side of the road. A 2005 Chevy van driven by Wilma Lambert, 67, of Brandenburg, struck the rear of Routin’s Jeep, according to the sheriff’s report. Morrison, who lives near the scene of the accident, went to check on the drivers. Moments later, a 1990 Ford pick-up driven by Delmar Miller, 45, of Battletown, struck Morrison and the back of the van, according to the report. Meade County EMS transported Routin and Lambert to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Miller was not injured.

Local residents arrested for drug possession BRANDENBURG — Two Meade County women were arrested last week on drug charges. According to Sheriff Cliff Wise, members of the Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations-West arrested Norma S. Wright, 42, of Brandenburg, on Thursday on sealed indictments as part of an on-going narcotics investigation. Wright was charged with four counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. A search of her residence found 8 grams of methamphetamine, valued at $880, packaged for resell, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Wright was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A second woman, Judy Lynn Oliver, 39, of Irvington, was arrested leaving Wright’s home. She was charged with DUI. Both women were lodged in the Meade County Jail. The arrests come on the heels of five Meade Countians’ arrests the previous week as part of the year-long undercover investigation into drug trafficking.




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THE NEWS STANDARD/SHAUN T. COX Congressman Ron Lewis, left, was in Flaherty last Friday to present Fire Chief Allen Sipes, middle, with a $69,975 check. “The trailer attachment gives you a controlled atmosphere to train new fire fighters, and they can actually see what the fire does and how it reacts so when they get in to a real fire situation, they’ll know what to do,” Sipes said. The trailer will be available for other county fire departments to use, he said. State Rep. Gerry Lewis, right, also was in attendance. Three of those arrests came from sealed indictments returned by the Meade County Grand Jury on Sept. 11, Wise said. Hayden Goldsmith, 22, was arrested in Brandenburg and charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana and two counts of trafficking controlled substances in or near a school. Jonathan C. King, 22, was also arrested in Brandenburg and charged with one count of trafficking cocaine. Adrian A. Oliver, 21, was arrested in Ekron on charges of trafficking cocaine. Indictments can be sealed for several reasons, including officer safety, reducing the flight risk of the accused and if it is still part of an ongoing investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Two others were also arrested after the execution of a search warrant in the Flaherty area. Thomas Shane Burris, 26, and Tabitha M. Parrish, 18, both were arrested after police seized 11 ounces of marijuana at the Burris home on Sunset Drive. Burris was charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia — his second offense and also a felony. Parrish was charged with tampering with physical evidence. All five were lodged in the Meade County Jail.

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OCTOBER 31, 2006 – PAPER ABSENTEE BALLOT October 31st is the deadline to apply for a paper absentee ballot. Qualified voters may apply to cast their votes by paper absentee ballot at anytime, not later than the close of business hours seven (7) days before the election. Requests may be made by the voter, voter’s spouse, parents or children of voter by phone, mail or fax. ST OCTOBER 31 THTO November 6 MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES Members of the Armed Forces confined to a military base on Election Day, who learn of that confinement within seven (7) days or less of an election, may make application to vote absentee in the clerk’s office. OCTOBER 24 TO TH NOVEMBER 7 TH

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DISTRICT ONE Henry Bailey (D)

DISTRICT TWO Charlie Reesor (D)

DISTRICT THREE C. H. (Hank) Schaffner (D) DISTRICT FOUR Jason Fore (D)

DISTRICT FIVE John H. Plemmons Jr. (D) DISTRICT SIX Phillip Wimpee (R) James (J.C.) Chism (D)

MAYOR CITY OF MULDRAUGH Linda W. Toler Danny Joe Tate CITY COUNCIL MULDRAUGH Kenneth H. Toler Curtis Kelley Daniel Stout John C. Haynes Donald D. Basham Ron M. Heschke Ruth Ann Beavers Ralph Lee Robert B. Sexton Irvin Davis Douglas Williams Brenda W. Carlburg Pat Reese Ronnie L. Grammer

CITY COUNCIL BRANDENBURG Patricia Lusk Scotty Applegate Daniel W. Spink Mandy Sue Wayne Ronnie C. Joyner Margaret A. Love Ron Reinscheld Carol Nelson Bruce Fackler


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The Soil & Water Conservation Supervisors will not show on the ballot per KRS 262.240(1) “In the even nominating petitions for only the number of supervisors to be elected are filed, the commission shall declare the nominees elected without holding an election.” SOILAND WATER CONSERVATION SUPERVISOR Henry E. Pike John M. Bruington Joe Barger


COUNTY ATTORNEY Margaret L. Matney (R) Darren A. Sipes (D) COUNTY CLERK Katrina Fitzgerald (D)

SHERIFF William “Butch” Kerrick (R) Clifford L. Wise (D) JAILER Steve Whitten (R) Troy Seelye (D)

COUNTY CORONER William R. “Billy” Adams III (D) MEADE COUNTY SURVEYOR Timothy W. Smith (D)

MAGISTRATE DISTRICT ONE Thomas J. Goddard (O) James Anthony Staples (D)

DISTRICT TWO John E. Jones (R) Herbert (Herbie) Chism II (D) DISTRICT THREE Joe P. Bewley (R) Mark D. Hubbard (D)

DISTRICT FOUR Mark Burnett (R) Anthony “Tony” Staples (D) DISTRICT FIVE Steve Wardrip (R) Harold E. Davidson (D) DISTRICT SIX Stanley Bennett (R) Randall Hardesty (D)

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Business does more than just ‘scrap’ by BY MATTHEW LEE MILLER

The popularity of scrapbooks has skyrocketed over the last decade, and Doll House has stepped up to meet the demand. Doll House, on Hwy. 1638 between Brandenburg and Muldraugh, started out in 1979 as a craft shop that specialized in crafts made in Kentucky. Doll House was expanded three times, then moved in to a new building when the highway was widened. Over the last five years, Doll House has shifted its emphasis from crafts to scrapbooks. Doll House offers beginner classes for those new to scrapbooking as well as classes for advanced scrappers. Doll House also frequently hosts “crops,” where a group of scrappers meet with their photos and articles to put together their scrapbooks. Owners Larry and Jo-Een

Clardy see Doll House as a place where people within the community can gather to enjoy their scrapbook hobby. “We liken it to the old quilting bees,” Larry Clardy said. “It (scrapbooking) is a worthwhile pastime.” Larry Clardy credits Jo-Een with developing the scrapbook side of the business and said scrapbooks have a permanent future. Doll House still emphasizes dolls, but customers come from far and wide to get their scrapbook supplies. Chris Kirkwood, 34, comes to Doll House from Elizabethtown and said she never leaves empty-handed. Kirkwood said she appreciates the e-mail newsletter that Doll House sends to its customers. “Every time I come here there’s new stuff,” Kirkwood said. “The trip is worth it.” Monica Kieslich, 43, agrees. Kieslich works as a nurse at

“All my friends from Germany get to visit the Doll House.”

University Hospital in Louisville and lives in Battletown. She recently took her parents, Ernst, 67, and Gertrud Hoffman, 65, visiting from Wuerzburg, Germany, to Doll House for a shopping trip. “All my friends from Germany get to visit the Doll House,” Kieslich said. “They have very unique things.” Jackie Pollack, 55, has been visiting Doll House from Louisville for years. Pollack said she makes the trip to Doll House because they know her by her first name and the selection rivals large chain stores. “They have everything I need,” Pollack said. “If they don’t, they’ll get it for me.” For those who don’t have time to put together their own scrapbooks, Doll House offers a service where customers can bring their photos and clips into the store and Doll House will put together their scrap-

books for them. Larry Clardy retired from both the Army and his position as Dean of Business Affairs at Jefferson Community College. Jo-Een Clardy has a bachelor’s in Business Administration and formerly worked as an adviser for McKendree College as well as substitute teaching locally. Jo-Een Clardy believes that scrapbooks are an important way in which families can preserve their memories. “I have taught scrapbooking classes for new mothers, birthday parties, girl scouts, and Meade Co. Extension Services,” Jo-Een Clardy said. “People that scrapbook seem to be more in tune with life.”

other hours on a “by-appointment” basis. Its telephone number is 270-422-4499, and its email address is According to Thompson, a web site for the company is being designed. Re/Max is an association of independently-owned real

estate businesses that has 119,000 agents in offices in 63 countries. The Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce is assisting Re/Max Commitment with the ribbon-cutting ceremony — a service it provides at the request of any new or relocating business in the community, according to Russ Powell, its executive director. For additional information, contact Powell at 270422-3626 or

Monica Kieslich, customer


BRANDENBURG — Re/Max Commitment, one of Meade County’s new real estate companies, is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to mark its official opening. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, at Re/Max Commitment’s offices, which occupy Suite 1 in the store-office complex at 2025 By-Pass Road. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for noon.

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Owner Michelle Thompson, who has been a licensed Realtor for two years, says the company offers a full range of services: representing property buyers and sellers, arranging inspections and appraisals, and providing mortgage counseling and support. Thompson’s Realtor designation means she is one of the 1.2 million members of the National Association of Realtors and subscribes to its code of ethics and standards of practice. Re/Max Commitment is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with

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Legislation supports state’s agriculture, local representative says SUBMITTED BY STATE REP. GERRY LYNN

Scattered throughout our state, you will find farms in almost every community. We don’t always realize the work of our farmers that we benefit from. The legislature appreciates the contribution from our agriculture community, and has shown recognition through the passage of a large number of agriculture bills. Economic development and farming have had ties for a long time. We recognized this relationship by passing House Bill 78. This act makes tobacco warehouses eligible to receive funding for economic development projects. This bill allows tobacco warehouses to be eligible for funding for repair, restoration and conservation of the facility as an alternate way to make money. In addition to protecting our farmers, we also want to protect the animals. House Bill 247 requires the Department of Agriculture to establish quality standards and procedures for grading hay that might be fed to horses and other animals. Another bill passed in the same regards is House Bill 327. It limits the release of certain infrastructure records relating to animal identification records and national animal identification system records. We also looked at selling procedures through House Bill 738. It updates the state stockyard laws into being more in compliance with the current Federal Packers and Stockyards Act. On the produce side of agriculture, we passed House Bill 266. This allows our farmers to increase their profit margin through selling more pro-

duce like apples and strawberries. Allowing farmers to have a say in how their business is regulated was our objective with House Bill 336. Through this bill, we let soybean producers vote, by referendum, to levy a state assessment in soybeans. Along those same lines House Bill 268 allows the Department of Agriculture limited authority to promulgate administrative regulations to establish fees relating to pesticides and fertilizers. Moreover, House Bill 499 exempts bulk fertilizer spreaders or liquid fertilizer spreaders that are towed by a motor vehicle and used in Kentucky from being assessed a tax on the fuel. The most important piece of produce legislation that we passed this session would have to be House Bill 669. The act requires state agencies to purchase Kentucky-grown agricultural products if the seller can meet the quality and pricing requirements of the agency. The potential boost this bill could offer to our farms is immeasurable. I hope you will never hesitate to contact me if I can provide additional information on our work in Frankfort, or to share your thoughts and concerns regarding our community. As always, I can be reached here at home anytime, or through the toll-free message line in Frankfort at 1-800-3727181. Those with hearing impairments may leave messages for me by calling the TTY message Line at 1-800-896-0305. If you have internet access, you can e-mail me at or keep track through the Kentucky Legislature’s Home Page:


The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General and the FTC suggest consumers follow these tips before investing in any new business venture or work-at-home opportunity: Does the ad promise big money for little effort? Fraudulent ads use similar bait: Fast cash, minimal work, no risk, and the advantage of being your own boss or working from home. Before promoters can accept money from potential investors, the law requires that they give investors important disclosure documents. If the promoter does not make the document readily available, interested consumers should find another opportunity. Talk to current investors, but beware of paid “shills,” who work for the company. Visit other business sites in person. And get professional advice if you need it. Do not lose your life savings just because you did not spend a few hundred dollars to talk to a lawyer, an accountant, or another expert. Consumers should visit the FTC’s Web site at or for information in both English and Spanish to help identify and avoid business opportunity scams. Anyone who has purchased a vending machine business opportunity from Dennis Roberts or National Snack Products is asked to contact the Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection at 1888-432-9257.

1. Meade County has spent over $3,000,000.00 on the jail in the past four years. $3,000,000.00 would have paved every gravel road in the county, given us new playground equipment for our parks, given us tax reduction and helped finance economic development. 2. We will utilize Reverse Auctions that will save thousands of dollars of taxpayer dollars per year. 3. I will not allow Magistrates to be paid incentive pay (county taxpayer money) to attend training when they lie and don’t really attend. I will discontinue this practice. This alone will save several thousand dollars a year of your money. 4.Our county insurance went up $56,417.00 last year alone because of high risk factors. We will eliminate this irresponsible trend of governing.

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Young Ladywave ‘set’ for next year State tournament or bust next year, coach says


The Meade County Ladywave volleyball team just wrapped up its best season in school history. The squad, which competed without a single senior, finished 27-7 and undefeated at

home. As if the team wasn’t good enough already, the junior varsity squad finished 166, while the freshman team was 15-1. According to second-year head coach Chad Butler, the volleyball team was a year ahead of when coaches thought it would be able to compete with the top teams in the area. Were they ever wrong. “We had no seniors and I was really worried about the

lack of experience and maturity, but I really underestimated how tough we were,” Butler said. The team started an eighthgrader, a freshman, three sophomores and six juniors. The team’s main goals were to win 20 games and the district — where it finished 6-0. “We tried to be very realistic with our goals with such a young team and we probably should have shot a little higher,” he said. “We were unde-

prepared.” Junior Megan McGehee agreed. “I think since we’re just juniors and we played such good competition this year, we’ll do even better next year,” she said. “We’ll have better leadership on the team from us seniors.” For the team to accomplish its goal next year, Butler said he expects to make the schedule even tougher to challenge his team during the regular

feated at home and in the area — no one in the area could beat us.” According to junior Brittini Schmidt, the experience the girls got this year will be invaluable next season, and the team expects to do even better. “We accomplished a lot,” she said. “We had no seniors, but I learned so much. It was difficult sometimes to not have anyone to really look up to, but next year we’ll be more

season. “We have one goal and that’s to make the state tournament,” he said. “Everything else will be meaningless, including the record.” The team was the runnerup in the district tournament to Grayson County, a team it beat twice in the regular season. Losing to Grayson was the most disappointing

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Senior-night stomp

The News Standard/SHAUN COX Junior Chris Roe takes down Nelson County quarterback Jordan Keene. After a 62-yard Keene touchdown run on the Cardinals’ second play, the Greenwave defense allowed only 78 yards the rest of the game.

Greenwave defense throttles Cardinals, prepares for playoff run BY SHAUN T. COX

BRANDENBURG — The Meade County football team looks to end its season on a three-game winning streak tonight at Bullitt Central and build some momentum heading into the playoffs. Bullitt Central (3-6, 0-4) scores just more than 13 points per game and gives up almost 37 per game — numbers that bode well for the Greenwave, who have won its last two games by a combined score of 70-7. Meade County (4-5, 2-2) is coming off an impressive 35-7 senior night win over Nelson County, while Bullitt Central was crushed 420 by Central Hardin last week — a team the Greenwave dismantled 35-0 two weeks ago. Head coach Larry Mofield said one of the major themes of practice this week will be convincing his team that Bullitt Central is capable of winning this game. “We have to challenge them by saying, ‘Do you want to lose your last regular season game? How do you want to go out?’” he said. “What they’re doing right now is what they’re going to leave, especially the seniors. “The mark of a good team is one that takes care of business when it’s supposed to. Bullitt

Central has some good individual players and that’s our job to prepare them. We’re going to go all out in practice and it will be business as usual.” Mofield said he can warn his team all week, but the onus will be on them to want to win. “Hopefully, the kids want to be 5-5, because that would really wrap up a season full of ups and downs,” he said. “At one point we were 2-2 and then we lost three in a row. If we win Friday night, that will be three in a row, and you like to go into the playoffs with some momentum. It’s also senior night for them and it’s they’re last game, so this is their playoffs.” Mofield thinks weather could be the x-factor. “The hard thing about Bullitt Central may be the field conditions because I think it’s going to rain and that will lend itself to their type of team,” he said. “They’re big and physical but don’t have a lot speed. There’s not a big difference in the type of players we both have.” The Cougars run a balanced offensive attack and have a lot of size and strength on defense, Mofield said. “Bullitt runs a 5-3 on defense, they stunt a lot and they don’t have anything to lose, so they might bring all 11,” he said. “Offensively, their running back, Jason Smith, is a senior and he’s really tough to contain. They’re an isolation, toss, sweep, veer-

Senior running back Michael Harris takes the handoff from quarterback J.L. Cannady. Harris led the team in rushing with 98 yards on 16 carries. type team but they also line up in the shotgun and spread you out. They’re a balanced team overall.” According to senior wide receiver/safety Josh Stinnett, the Greenwave must go into the

Martin close to Cup again BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Don’t blame NASCAR NEXTEL Cup veteran Mark Martin if he doesn’t get too excited too quickly. The 47-year old veteran has been here before — in fact almost a dozen times if you’re counting. Martin would just as soon not count. It just makes him more anxious, nervous or frustrated — you pick the word. “Well, we’re in the best position we’ve been in, in many, many years,” said Martin, who once again is battling for the NEXTEL Cup championship as the season winds down. “You know, we have a really strong

team. Our cars have been fast most of the time this year. “We’re sitting better than we have been in any other time that I can remember. I’ve done this long enough to know that it’s quite a chore to pull one of these things off. We have to go out and continue to run really well. We have to hope that things we can’t control don’t bite us. If those things go our way, then we ought to be knocking on the door.’’ Martin’s only bite of The Chase thus far came two weeks ago at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., when the Batesville, Ark. native got caught up in a crash in the latter part of the race. His No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion




The Meade County boys soccer team just finished its season, losing to Elizabethtown in the finals of the district tournament, and Bethlehem in the semifinals of the regional tournament. The team finished an up-and-down season 138-2 overall, and in third place in the district. According to head coach Matt Pollock, the team was frustrated because one of its goals this season was to win a tournament. “Coming up just short in the district championship game was certainly disappointing, but not because of how we played — we played excellent,” he said. “That was hard to swallow because the guys wanted to win one of the tournaments we played in this season. I think that hurt our confidence a little bit going into regionals.” Even though the team didn’t win a tournament, Pollock said his team peaked at the right time. “We always look forward to the district tournament and we played really well — it’s one of the main focuses of the season,” he said. “When it comes to the postseason, you just want to keep playing. “We played our last three games against John Hardin, Etown and Bethlehem — three of the best teams we played all year — and those were three of our best games, and that’s what MATT you want at the end of the seaPOLLOCK son.” The team wasn’t playing so well earlier in the season, and according to senior midfielder Kyle Stith, the players did their best to work through it and managed to turn it around. “That was probably the low point of the season,” he said. “We went on a losing streak and everyone was down, but then we picked it back up and started winning again.” Senior midfielder/forward Vince Hazelwood said after the team went on that losing streak, getting it turned around was the high point for him. “I really enjoyed the end of this season,” he said. “We really started playing together as a team and that was a lot of fun.” Hazelwood said the one thing he learned from the coaches that will always stick with him was how to work with teammates. “I learned how to be more of a team player and how to rely on others instead of trying to put it all on myself,” he said. I really learned that you have to have confidence in teammates to be successful.” Pollock applauded the guidance his seniors gave to the younger players and the example they set for the rest of the team. “One of our biggest strengths was our nine seniors,” he said. “They provided tremendous leadership this season, whether they were starters or substitutes. What I’m going to tell the teams a couple years from now about this group is that with the heart and the desire they had — aside from their athletic and soccer abilities — they




was clipped by rookie J.J. Yeley, sending Martin for one of the harder hits he’s taken in a few years. The car was rendered raceless, relegating Martin to a 30thplace finish and dropping him — at the time — from third to fourth in the points standings. Eleven times in his 19-year career, the Daytona Beach Fly-In resident has finished fourth or better in the final points standings. Four times — 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002 — Martin has finished runner-up for the championship. History would say that he’s destined for a runner-up championship run every four years and



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As early as the first decades of the 19th century, Catholic immigrants to Kentucky had migrated to several scattered locations throughout Meade County. Most of these immigrants were of English and Irish descent and had come to the area from places farther east such as Baltimore and the eastern shore of Maryland. In those early days of the 19th century these Catholics were served by several priests, immigrants themselves, who rode “circuits,” whereby they would serve the sacramental and pastoral needs of these scattered communities. Most often they would celebrate the sacraments in homes, where the faithful would gather together. Some of the first parishes in Meade County were erected in the middle part of the 19th century at places such as St. Mary’s in Payneville, St. Theresa near Rhodelia, and St. Martin’s in Flaherty. It was just before the turn of the 20th century, in 1892, that a small mission church was established in Brandenburg under the care of the Rev. John Thomas O‘Connor. This small mission church was built on West Hill in Brandenburg and placed under the patronage of St. George. Here, the Catholics of Brandenburg finally had a structure to call their spiritual home, and the register of the small congregation records a

DEAR DIANE: My husband of 21 years had an illegitimate son prior to our marriage. He is a very religious man who “slipped up” one night out of loneliness. He offered to marry the woman, who refused. Two years ago, a woman came to our home and pleaded with my husband to contact his son, who was now a grown man and living nearby. My husband finally called him, after I pushed him to do so. They met for dinner and talked, and the young man said he had “worked through” being illegitimate. They embraced before they parted and made some loose intentions to stay in touch, but my husband never called him back. We have two children and live in a very religious environment. My husband’s father has many high-up positions in our church. My husband has always been ashamed of his youthful indiscretion, but I feel he should have faced up to it and not abandoned this boy all over again. It is about to break up our marriage. It looks like cow-

ardice, and it shames me that this flesh and blood of my husband’s is out there alone. — TORN in TULSA DEAR TORN: I agree that your husband is being a coward about this. He’s afraid to stand up to his own father, and he’s afraid of accepting responsibility for the life he helped create. But I don’t think you should end your marriage because of this — at least not yet. Maybe you should take the lead and call the young man yourself. If he wants to be a part of your family’s life, then make it so. Invite him to dinner. Invite him to church. This will force your husband and father-in-law to grow up and face reality. If, after you’ve made the effort to reconcile all these men, things are still intolerable, then yes — walk away. Why be with a man and a religion that doesn’t allow for forgiveness or redemption? Send letters to Diane c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Or you may e-mail her at © 2006 King Features Synd., Inc.





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PASTOR SPOTLIGHT lively community with a number of baptisms and marriages taking place. The congregation quickly established a cemetery, still in place today along Hwy. 448 in the city. The 20th century saw a good deal of growth on the part of the small congregation. In 1931 the generosity of a donor from Philadelphia made possible the construction of a larger church structure. As a result, the congregation adopted the title St. John the Apostle, in recognition of the donor’s generosity. In August 1960 the once-small mission was established as a parish and given its first fulltime pastor, the Rev. Lambert Stack. For the next 22 years, members of the Trinitarian Order of priests would staff the growing parish. In 1966 several members of the Augustinian Sisters arrived in Brandenburg from the small Mediterranean country of Malta to staff a new parish school. It was the first time that Maltese was spoken in Meade County! The parish school would operate for 40 years under the watchful eyes of the sisters. As the congregation continued to grow, the structure that once housed a small mission congregation could no longer accommodate the number of faithful who were coming for Mass. A larger church structure was built at the parish’s current site and the first Mass took place there on March 29, 1980. All throughout its history, from small beginnings


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through periods of challenge and growth today, the members of St. John’s have been known for their deep faith and commitment. This holds true today with a very active congregation, numbering about 620 families. With active youth groups and religious education programs, charitable activities, Scripture study and book discussion groups, the parish continues to grow in faith and in number. Marriages, baptisms, first communions and funerals mark the pathway of parishioners’ lives. The challenges faced today are similar to those faced 200 years ago: the education of our youth in the practice of the faith, the availability of the sacraments, fostering opportunities to serve the poor in our area, to list but a few. However, even a cursory glance at our history will remind one of the tremendous power of God and His Holy Spirit who have guided us on our journey as a community of faith. As the 30th priest to have served this community of faithful since the Rev. O’ Connor in 1892, I feel blessed and privileged to be a part of such a long and proud tradition. As we look forward with trepidation to what the future holds for us, we are comforted by the words of Christ: “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” (Mk 10:27)

John E. Jones Candidate for 2nd District Magistrate Meade County will be confronted with many obstacles in the next four years. We will also be offered many opportunities. As 2nd District Magistrate I will accept the responsibility of overcoming these obstacles and use all available resources to capture every opportunity to improve and grow our county and its communities. When elected I will use my experience in business management, my education from Western Kentucky University, and my extensive involvement in church and community events to guide my decision making. I have proven leadership skills and plan to take a leading role in any issue that centers on the 2nd District. I feel more than capable of improving the communications between constituents of the 2nd District and Fiscal Court and embrace the idea of being your representative to our local government. I am more than willing to work as a team and cooperate with the other elected members of our government in a bipartisan effort to move the county forward. I will work to bring fiscal responsibility and integrity back to your local government. An honest, straightforward answer to local issues and sound decision making is something the residents of the 2nd District should expect and is something I can provide. Making the popular decision or one clouded by political pressure is not what is best for our county or our communities. In closing I would like to thank everyone in the 2nd District, which includes Doe Valley, Old Weldon, Doe Run, and Rock Haven with whom I have visited in the last several weeks. I have received many positive comments and support while traveling through our district. As we work toward Election Day, I plan to meet with many more of our residents. Let me assure you that when I am elected that I will use my experience, my education, and all other resources available to me to represent you to the best of my ability.

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OBITUARIES Mary Pennington Allen Sam Greco Mary Pennington Allen, of Lexington, Ky., died Oct. 17, 2006. She was the loving wife of William J. Allen. She was a retired teacher of the Fayette County Schools, having taught music and English for 31 years at Tates Creek Middle, Meade County High School and in Mt. Vernon, Ind. Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband, two daughters, Elizabeth Jane (Joseph) Hudson of Lexington, Ky., and Annette Allen of Brandenburg; two grandchildren, Christian Sweet and Stephanie (John) Crosier, both of Brandenburg ; and three greatgrandchildren, Will, Sumner and Joseph Crosier. She also is survived by a brother, Dr. Kenneth G. Pennington (Helen) of Moncks Corner, S.C.; a sister, Annette Walden of Pineville, Ky.; and a niece, Lisa Montgomery of Charleston, S.C. She graduated from Union College with a bachelor’s degree of education, and a master’s degree of education from the University of Kentucky. Mary was an accomplished vocalist. She and her family were often found boating on the lakes and rivers of Kentucky. She loved her family, and her favorite times were spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the light of her life. Those she taught and those that knew her will remember her for her cheerful smile and her love of people. Visitation was held Oct. 20, 2006, from 2 to 3 p.m. and a Memorial Service at 3 p.m. at Trinity Hill United Methodist Church, Tates Creek Pike in Lexington Ky. Interment will be at Cap Anderson Cemetary in Brandenburg at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the American Cancer Society or Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Ky.

Lottie Robbins Ball

Lottie Robbins Ball, 87, of Hardinsburg, Ky., died Sunday, October 22, 2006, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg. She was born in Breckinridge County on March 8, 1919, the daughter of the late Vermont and Pearl Bland Robbins. She retired from Galante Studio as a finisher and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kincheloe Ball; a son, William Franklin Ball; and a granddaughter, Alicia Drane. She is survived by five sons, Gene (Fran) Ball, Kansas, Jim (Kammon) Ball, Indiana, Dwight (Kay) Ball, Rod (Tina) Ball, and Barry (Brenda) Ball of Hardinsburg; three daughters, Sue (Gary) Tate and Laurel (Rex) Critchelow, Hardinsburg, and Nancy Glenn of Kingswood, Ky.; one brother, Edward Robbins, Hardinsburg; two sisters: Elizabeth Hobbs and Louise Hickerson of Hardinsburg; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday from 3:30-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:30-11 a.m. at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home and at the church after 12 noon. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund.

Irene Crawford

Irene Crawford, 97, of Battletown, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. She was born on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1909, in Battletown. She was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Maria A (Chism) Murray. She was also preceded in death by her husband, D.V. Buck Crawford. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Crawford is survived by her sons, Donald E. (Dell) Crawford, Louis (Nancy) Crawford, and Robert G. Crawford, all of Battletown; her grandchildren, Jeanette Crawford Askins, Annette Crawford Stansbury, Gene Ellis Crawford, and Van K. Crawford; a foster grandchild, David W Collins; and three greatgrandchildren, Daniel Stansbury, Jessica Stansbury, and Morgan Askins. The pallbearers were Daniel Stansbury, Tommy Stansbury, Gene Crawford, Van Crawford, John Bruington, and Wayne Johnston. Visitation was be at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home were Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 after 9 a.m. Service was held at the funeral home Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at 2 p.m. with burial at Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg.

Donald Neil Dunn

Donald Neil Dunn, 56, of Guston, died Oct. 20, 2006, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown. He was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Holt’s Bottoms, the son of the late Dennie and Marjorie Duke Dunn. He attended Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed farming, fishing and four-wheeling. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Dunn. Mr. Dunn is survived by his wife, Virginia Johnson Dunn, Guston; a daughter, Lisa Bruner, Webster; a grandchild, Tyler Bruner; two sisters, Sue Nadeau, Flaherty, and Diane Dunn, Guston; four brothers, Bobby Dunn, Brandenburg, Butch Dunn, Sonora, David Dunn, Flaherty, and Terry Dunn, Guston. Funeral Services were held Oct. 24 from the chapel of TrentDowell Funeral Home, Hardinsburg, with Rev. Dan Newton officiating. Burial was in the Ivy Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at

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Sam Greco, 77, of Mystic, died Oct. 17, 2006, at Park Terrace Nursing Home/Nortons Southwest in Louisville. He was born June 18, 1929, in Mystic, to the late Tony and Rosa Palletta Greco. He was an Army veteran, retired construction laborer and farmer, and attended Dry Valley Baptist Church in Mystic. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Greco and Lucy Greco, and a great-niece, Briana Greco. Mr. Greco is survived by two brothers, John (Fay) Greco, Louisville, and Tony (Linda) Greco Jr., Union Star; three nephews, Steve Greco, Mystic, Anthony Greco, Payneville, and Brent Greco, Louisville; two nieces, Terry Berger, Louisville, and Tonya Lynn Macy, Russellville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial was in Dry Valley Cemetery in Mystic.

Leon Edward Holmes

Mr. Leon Edward Holmes, 79, of Vine Grove, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. Mr. Holmes was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from civil service. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Burnis A. Brown Holmes, Vine Grove; a grandson, Calvin McKeitchen, Kansas City, Kan.; a cousin, Bernadeane Brown, Kansas City, Kan.; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Brown, Ekron. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, from the Eighth Street Baptist Church, 1420 North 8th Street, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan., at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Local arrangements were entrusted to Hager Funeral Home.

W. Wayne Norton

W. Wayne Norton, 73, of Irvington, died Oct. 16, 2006, at University Hospital in Louisville. He was born Feb. 21, 1933, in Irvington, the son of the late W.W. and Mary Osburn Norton. He was a farmer and a craftsman, he served in the Army as a paratrooper during the Korean conflict and was a member of Irvington United Methodist Church. Mr. Norton is survived by two sisters, Colleen Johnson, Louisville, and Marjorie Morris, Irvington; and five nieces and nephews, Rosemary Morris and Richard Morris, both of Irvington, Bob Johnson, Indiana, Doug Johnson, Louisville, and Denise Poindexter, Lexington. Funeral services were held Oct. 20 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Edwin C. Tudor

Edwin C. Tudor, 71, of Irvington, died Oct. 20, 2006. He was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Edmonton, the son of Dan and Laura Jessie Tudor. He was a mechanic at G.E. for 15 years, then retired from Tom Engle Chevrolet, Louisville, and he was a member of Chenoweth Baptist Church, Louisville. Mr. Tudor is survived by his wife, Bernice; three sons, Arlis Tudor, Louisville, Roger Tudor, Fordsville, and Eddie Tudor, Shepherdsville; a daughter, Stephanie Blais, Lodiburg,; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 from Walnut Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Funkhouser officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Lodiburg, directed by Alexander Funeral Home.

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Pumpkin carving upon us BY DONNA ERICKSON

Large or small, squatty or lean, pumpkins grow with unique bumps, dimples and bruises, just like our kids. Now that they’re ripe for harvest, plan a trip to a pumpkin patch or outdoor farmers’ market this week. It’s a perfect familyfriendly outing for everyone to enjoy a fall day outdoors and experience the thrill of finding a pumpkin each can call his own. Here are some creative ideas to bring out your pumpkins’ personalities when you get back home. BASIC CARVING TO-DOS An adult should slice off the top of the pumpkins with a knife. The kids can scoop out the pulp and seeds with a spoon, an ice-cream scoop and their hands. Let them draw a face with felt-tip markers onto their pumpkins. Follow their designs with a pumpkin-carving knife. Set a votive candle inside to light up and admire your jack-o’-lanterns. (Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on the inside of the lid and enjoy the aroma of pumpkin pie as the candle burns.) MUM-IE PUMPKIN Follow basic to-dos. Set a pot of colorful chrysanthemums inside to create a head full of blooms bursting out the top. Or, if you prefer not to carve a face, simply fill the cavity with a pot of the flowers for a pretty planter on your steps or for a centerpiece at your table. PUMPKIN VOICES Set a baby monitor or small walkie-talkie inside a carved jack-o’-lantern. Say spooky words into the transmitter from another room to surprise your kids when they walk by the pumpkin. Or, let your kids create the voices in a pumpkin set on your porch to greet Halloween party guests! Note: Always supervise children when lighting and burning candles, and don’t leave candles unattended. Write Donna with your questions and ideas at Donna’s latest book, “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families,” is available in bookstores nationwide. Distributed by King Features Synd.

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Friday, October 27 • Battletown Fall Festival – Chili Dinner 5-7 • Games 57:30 • Auction 7:30 • Baby Contest at the Battletown Fall Festival @ 6. No dress code. For more info call Elissa Gagel @422-2785

Saturday, October 28 • Brandenburg Women’s Expo – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Meade County Fairgrounds. • Miniature Horse Fun Show – Meade County Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call Virginia Thompson at 270-828-2873 • FREE Christian Country Concert – at Glad Tidings Christian Center. Line dancing lessons at 5 p.m. and a concert by Ken Holloway from Louisiana at 7 p.m. For more info call 422-2598

Sunday, October 29 • Benefit Trail Ride for Christy Doyle Stull – 2 p.m. at Double Bar Arena. Must sign waiver to ride. Chili bean soup supper at 4:30. Adults $5, children $3. Live action at 5:30. Butch Thompson and the Golden Standards 7-9 p.m. Call for directions: Stephanie 828-4157, Virginia 828-2873, Vivian 828-3206.

Monday, October 30 • E-911 Committee Meeting – in the Grand Jury room of the Meade County Courthouse at 5 p.m. The only scheduled topic is the feasibility of Emergency Medical Dispatch.

Tuesday, October 31 • Story Hour – 10:30 a.m., at the Meade County Public Library. Call 422-2094 • TRICK-OR-TREATING HOURS - for the county will be the same as the city, 5:308:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 1 • Meade County Board of Adjustments – at the courthouse, 8 a.m. • Ekron SBDM – 7:30 a.m. • Flaherty Fire Protection District – at the Muldraugh firehouse at 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 2 • Meade County Extension Council Meeting – 7 p.m. • Rhodelia Fire Department Meeting – 7 p.m. • Payneville Fire Department Meeting – 7:30

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Friday, November 3 • Muldraugh PTO fall festival – 5 to 8 p.m., at Muldraugh Elementary. Donations for this event can be dropped off at secretary’s office. • 12th Annual Heartland Dulcimer Club Festival (opening day) – at the Historic State Theater Complex, 209 W. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown. Free open jam and social at 7 p.m., visitors welcome. For more info: (270) 351-2416 or 828-2778,, or visit us online at • Meade County Conservation District – 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, November 4 • 12th Annual Heartland Dulcimer Club Festival continues at the State Theater Complex in Elizabethtown. Registration and coffee at 8 a.m. Workshops, jams, vendors, and open mic. – Concert with the Heartland Dulcimer Club and guest artists, 7 p.m. Call (270) 351-2416 or 8282778,, or visit us at • Farm Services Agency Board meeting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, November 6 • Movie Night – At St. John’s at 7 p.m. For more info call 422-2196 • E-911 Monthly Business Meeting – in the Grand Jury room at 5 p.m. • Irvington City Council Meeting – at Irvington City Hall at 7 p.m. For more info call (270) 547-3835

Tuesday, November 7 • REPUBLICAN PARTY – Election night, 6 p.m. at the Doe Valley Swim and Tennis Club. Use the Lakeshore Parkway gate. Come hear the election results with us. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. For more info, call 422-4900 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Six Week Scripture Study – at St. John’s once a week for six weeks, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Sister Theresa will lead discussion. Books are $9. For

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WATER I believe it would be fair for all citizens of Meade County to have access to county water. I have been in contact with our State Representative Gerry Lynn about our water issues, and will continue to stay on top of this until everyone has county water access. ROADS I believe it would be fair for everyone to drive on good roads. I believe Fiscal Court should stop taking in new roads until existing roads are repaired and made safe for our citizens.

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BRANDENBURG — The Greenwave football team said goodbye to 10 seniors last Friday — nine of whom have been with program for four years. According to Coach Larry Mofield, their dedication to the program may be what he appreciates — and will preach to future players — the most. “They’re a pretty special group because we started out with about 3035 freshman,” he said. “This is how I look at it: These are the toughest guys. They’re the ones that when you look at them 10 years from now, they’ll be successful. “They won’t quit. They’ll stick with something and see it through. They’ll commit. Commitment is something that I think is starting to be a thing of the past. They dedicated themselves to football; they’re dependable and hard working. “They’ve laid it all on the line for this football team and that’s something that my staff really appreciates. When we were 2-5 this year, it would have been easy to pack it in, but they hung in there. “It’s been a pleasure for me and my coaches to be around these seniors. They’re fun to coach, and I hope the season goes on for a long time because it will be that much longer that we get to coach and be around them. “They’re a great group of young men who overcame a lot of adversity. It’s easy to go out there with 25 to 30 seniors and be good, but we don’t have that. Every one of them contributes and that’s fun for me to see because, unfortunately, it’s not always like that. To win, you have to play the best players, and it’s not easy to watch seniors sit, but that’s nature of the game sometimes and that’s not the case with this group.”



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always came out to practice and they always came out to play; they were very coachable.” Pollock said they even helped each other on the field. “They coached themselves as well,” he said. “The guys on the team all had good input from each other and from the senior captains. We really had guys who understood what we had to do on a day-to-day basis to be successful.” Pollock said having such great senior leadership was crucial to this year’s team because of the different units he put out on the field. “We played four different formations this year — different sets as far as who’s playing offense and defense — and that’s pretty good for a high school team to understand different strategies of the game at this level,” he said. “I was really pleased with how they responded to changes depending on who we were playing and what time of the season it was.” Sometimes, players giving advice and pointing out mistakes can create animosity between them, but Stith found a way to get his point across without being forceful. “You just try to give positive criticism and not get down on each other,” he said. “There’s always room for improvement and you just have to be positive with the way you go about pointing things out.” Pollock said the team has a lot of experienced players returning. “We will lose a lot of speed next year, but we have guys coming back who played a lot of minutes and that will help us out so we won’t be starting from scratch,” he said. “We have our goalkeeper back and players from each area of the field that will help give us some stability. There’s some young sophomores and freshman that we have great expectations for as well.” And they better be ready because Pollock doesn’t expect the schedule to get any easier. The Greenwave played six ranked teams this year and three were in its district. “Our schedule next year should be of the same caliber,” he said. “We like to play good competition because if you don’t play the tough games, it’s hard to get ready come tournament time. We don’t want to kill ourselves but we also want to make it competitive.” The team started a freshman, one sophomore and four juniors throughout the season,

so many of the returning players will know what to expect. “It’s good that we got those guys some experience this year,” Pollock said. “We have six guys that started at one point or another and most of them started pretty consistently.” Stith left his returning teammates with one thought. “Always keep your head up and leave it all on the field” he said. “Give it your all, all the time, no matter what.” Hazelwood wished the team luck. “I want them to keep playing and practicing hard,” he said. “They’ve got to keep listening to the coaches and stay positive. Don’t worry if you lose a couple games, you’ll get it turned around.” Besides experience, the team has other positives to build upon. Pollock wanted his team to score 30 goals this season and it scored 69. The team also didn’t allow any corner-kick or free-kick goals, something he was very proud of. Pollock also said beating John Hardin in the district tournament was huge for his team because it lost to Hardin twice in the regular season. “I think the overall success as a whole was our best achievement this year,” Pollock said. “That’s something to build on for the future.”



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moment of the season, the three agreed. “I felt like it was the only time all year that the girls didn’t play nearly up to their capability,” Butler said. “That was the only game I was disappointed with. They were just a little tight.” All three also agreed that beating Central Hardin on the road was one of the high points. The Bruins were a senior-laden team that competed in the state tournament five of the last six years — including this year. The players understand they will be on a marked team next year. “We’re going to do a lot of work in the off-season,” Butler said. “I think we’ll probably be the No. 2 team in the region starting out behind Owensboro Catholic, and they’re a powerhouse. Kentucky has some of the best teams in the entire country.” McGehee and Schmidt also plan on playing this summer with a traveling team. “A few of us girls are playing for KIVA — the Kentucky Indoor Volleyball Association,” Schmidt said. “It’s club ball, and we’ll travel around the United States to play different teams. A lot of the other girls are playing other sports like softball during the spring.”


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Mofield has seen the maturity of his team come into play the last couple of weeks and applauded his team’s toughness. “Something else I’m starting to see us do is take care of our responsibilities,” he said. “Playing an option team, you have to do that. We gave up one long run and we adjusted after that. We really came out swinging Saturday night, and when you get 11 guys on the football, it’s hard to run it — and that’s on any level.”


playoffs on a good note. “It will be huge to win because we haven’t had our best season so far, but three in a row would be big for our confidence,” he said. “Stuff’s really starting to click with us and it just motivates us to get better.” According to Stinnett, the team doesn’t stray much from its weekly routine. “We’ll just do what we always do,” he said. “Coach will have a sound game plan and we’ll learn their sets and their plays. We’ll watch film to see who to key on and shut them down.” If Meade County wins tonight and the standings hold up, the Greenwave would play North Hardin (5-4, 3-1) in the opening round of the playoffs. John Hardin (5-3, 4-0), the first-place team, beat North Hardin 22-10 at home last Friday. Meade County has an outside shot at finishing as the second seed if host Nelson County can knock off North Hardin on senior night. Meade County Coach Larry Mofield said that it would be a “monumental task” for Nelson County to beat North Hardin, and that it would be “one of the upsets of the year.” The Greenwave is tied for third place in the district with Nelson County (3-6, 2-2), but Meade County owns the tiebreaker, having beaten the Cardinals last week. The Greenwave defense looked unstoppable last Friday, allowing only five Cardinals’ first downs and 140 total yards. Nelson County had virtually no passing game, totaling 19 yards on two completions. Nelson County quarterback Jordan Keene scored on the


due for his last one this year. But aside from the Charlotte mishap, the crafty veteran has been his usual consistent self in his chase for a first and final Cup title. This particular Chase is a little more special because it is the final time he’ll try for it. He hung around longer than expected as a favor to longtime friend and car owner Jack Roush, but two weeks ago he made it final when he announced he would be leaving Roush Racing at season’s end and racing a partial 2007 for MB2 Motorsports on his terms. “The announcement was very painful for me as well as Jack,” said Martin. “It was really difficult. I want to work what races that work with my system. “In 2007, I did not want to stand on the sidelines on Sundays. I also was not willing to sign a full schedule. Now my primary focus for 2007 will be the 22 races with MB2, and my secondary focus will be supplementing that with the racing that I want to do. “I’m in it to have fun now. I’ve chased this championship and these points for 19 years. It’s time for me to do what I want, have some fun, get some time off.’’ After 670 NEXTEL Cup

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The News Standard/SHAUN COX The Greenwave gang tackle Nelson County fullback Chad Crepps. Crepps finished the game with 48 yard, a little more than one-third the Cardinals’ total. Cardinals’ second play from scrimmage, running it in from 63 yards out. But that would be their only trip to the end zone — and nearly half their total yards — in one play. According to Stinnett, the Cardinals threw a surprise into their offensive scheme, but the Greenwave made the proper adjustments afterward. “That one touchdown was a wrinkle out of a formation that we didn’t recognize, we got confused and their quarterback got lucky,” he said. After the touchdown, the Cardinals hardly made it past midfield. Mofield and Stinnett both credited the team’s defensive coordinator, Tim Mattingly. “Coach Mattingly’s plan was excellent and our kids executed it,” Mofield said. “Their tailback and quarterback have the ability the break

it 80 yards at any time. Nobody’s been able to shut them out, but we tackled well and played as a team.” Stinnett agreed with Mofield’s assessment and said preparation and knowledge of Nelson County’s sets were what made the difference. “We really worked hard on defense all week and we had a good game plan,” Stinnett said. “Our linemen did a great job and we kept our assignments. We knew what sets to get our alignments in, and we knew what plays they would run out of their sets.” Not only did the defense dominate, but the passing offense wasn’t so bad either. Greenwave quarterback J.L. Cannady threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns — all to different receivers — while running in from 1 yard out for another score.

starts, 35 victories and helping Roush build his company into the force it is today, Martin is taking a little more time to smell the roses as the final laps on his final full Cup schedule wind down. Of course, that doesn’t mean that Martin will take his eyes or focus off of the one thing — a NEXTEL title — that has eluded him his entire career. “It’s been a blur,” he said. “I have been less obsessed with the results and a little bit more about enjoying the moments this year than in the past. If we could go into the last race with 10 points back, then, whew (laughter). We’ll have to wait and see, though.’’ With just three races left in the season, Martin has some unfinished business in the points battle and at Atlanta Motor Speedway, site of this Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500. He’s won at Atlanta twice over his illustrious career, but it’s been a while since he’s been to victory lane. Martin last visited victory lane at

Atlanta in 1994 and also in 1991. It’s been 38 races since he won at Kansas last season and no one’s gotten closer to winning at the 1.54-mile Atlanta venue over the last five races. Martin has run off four straight top-4 finishes at Atlanta, including a runner-up run there two years ago and finishing second to race-winner Kasey Kahne earlier this year. “I love Atlanta,” he said. “I love Texas. I love Homestead. I have run really good at all those places. But, you know, every race is different. With the setups changing like they are, it’s real easy to be on the money or off. It’s hard to predict who’s going to be the best in each and every race. I think it’s something that you don’t ever know. What you have to do is just put your best effort in and wait and see what the result is.’’ NOTE: Buddy Shacklette is a graduate of Meade County High School and has covered NASCAR for the Daytona Beach NewsJournal for the past 15 years.

Individual Statistics RUSHING—Nelson County—Keene 13-62, Crepps 12-48, Patterson 7-5, C. Downs 3-4, Boone 1-2, Bartley 1-2, Avis 3-(minus 2). Meade County—Harris 16-98, N. Stinnett 4-11, Furnival 3-9, Wells 3-6, Carter 1-2, Stewart 1-2, Cannady 3-0. PASSING—Nelson County—Keene 2-5-0-19. Meade County—Cannady 2035-0-299. RECEIVING—Nelson County—Heath 1-15, Patterson 1-4. Meade County—Allen7-79, Furnival 5-48, N. Stinnett 4-116, Brown 2-30, Dunn 1-15, Stankiewicz 1-11. INTERCEPTIONS—Nelson County—None. Meade County—None. MISSED FIELD GOALS— Nelson County—None. Meade County—None.

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First Quarter NC—Keene 62 run (Smith) MC—Cannady 1 run (Bruner) Second Quarter MC—Brown 25 pass from Cannady (Bruner) MC—Allen 29 pass from Cannady (Bruner) Third Quarter MC—Furnival 16 pass from Cannady (Bruner) MC—Stinnett 53 pass from Cannady (Bruner)

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