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Friday, November 3, 2006 Meade County, Kentucky

Election heats up, gets heated Republican challenger says incumbent ‘ineptly’ running jail BY MATTHEW TUNGATE

Steve Whitten has never run for political office, and he wouldn’t be running for jailer if he had his way. Whitten, 50, says he can’t believe how “ineptly” the Meade County Jail is being run, he said. Whitten worked in the mid- and late-1990s at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, supervising inmates making furniture. He said that experience showed him how poorly first-term Jailer Troy Seelye, 41, is doing his job. After speaking with several former jail employees, Whitten said he decided to look into how the jail canteen, a sort of grocery store for inmates, was being run. In his opinion, what he found was criminal. After looking through more than 3,000 pages of documents, Whitten said he found money from the jail canteen unaccounted for in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Whitten said he took his evidence to Commonwealth’s Attorney Kenton Smith and made him an offer “if he could have given me his word that he would do an honest investigation that

I would withdraw from the race. “Unfortunately our gentlemen’s club on the hill protects each other quite well,” he said. In a letter dated Sept. 28, 2006, the director of the Financial Audit Division in the state auditor’s office, noted that audits for 2003 and 2004 identified that the canteen fund should have better recordkeeping. But in the same letter, Director TROY John Cubine said SEELYE auditors found no basis for a charge of abusing the public trust or incorrectly spending money from the canteen fund. The report acknowledges that auditors did not reaudit the years in STEVE question. WHITTEN The canteen has been contracted to Keefe Commissary Services of Missouri since 2005, a practice Whitten said would end if he is elected. “Why are we sending commissions out of state?” he asked. “Keep that money in Meade County.” Because the jail is not set up to run a canteen as efficiently as an outside

Candidates for sheriff share respect

Each believes he is better choice to voters

BY MATTHEW TUNGATE

Sheriff Cliff Wise and Butch Kerrick like one another and respect each other as police officers. In fact, Kerrick tried to hire Wise more than 20 years ago when Kerrick was police chief in Muldraugh, and Wise was just starting his lawenforcement career. The two long-time lawmen make strange adversaries in their quest BUTCH to be Meade County sher- KERRICK iff. Both are non-natives but long-time residents. Both stress drug-eradication efforts and training for deputies. Both believe in working effectively with outside agencies. In an era of slander politics, each believes the other would do a good job – just not as good a job as he would do himself. “I like Cliffy,” Kerrick said, “I just think there needs to be some major changes.” For Kerrick, the 58-year-old Republican, this will be the

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second time he has faced Wise in an election. Four years ago, then-Chief Deputy Wise defeated Kerrick and three other challengers in their Democratic primary bid to succeed the retiring Joe Greer. Kerrick said he told Wise at the time that he would run again if the new sheriff didn’t run the department correctly. “I feel the direction has not been successful,” Kerrick said, “it has not been fulfilled.” Last November, Kerrick switched parties, aligning himself with the GOP, which he said more accurately fits his beliefs. “Basically I’m the same person,” he CLIFF WISE said. “I wanted to provide the citizens of Meade County an alternative.” Wise, 54, said he was surprised by Kerrick’s defection. He’s not sure if voters will believe Kerrick’s change of heart or see it as a move to get elected. “It’s going to be interesting to find out,” Wise said. So the two men meet again Nov. 7, each with significant experience. But they differ greatly on how they got it.

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County attorney candidates exchange final arguments

BY MATTHEW TUNGATE

The vote for Meade County Attorney may come down to how voters view incumbent Darren Sipes. Is he the local-boy-donegood, selfmade wunderkind? Or is he the rich boy who can’t relate to the average county resident, MARGARET causing him to treat them MATNEY rudely or, perhaps worse, ignoring them altogether? Sipes, 39, would push for the former. After graduating from Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., Sipes joined the County Attorney’s office in 1994 as assistant county attorney. “It just happened to work out good for both of us,” Sipes

said. When then-County Attorney Robert Miller was appointed District Judge in 1998, the county Democratic Executive Committee appointed him to fill Miller’s seat. In 1992 he ran unopposed. But Sipes’ former assistant county attorney, Margaret Matney, 34, is challenging him this time – both DARREN on the ballot SIPES and about how he does the job. Matney said Sipes has never had to work for anything, pointing out how his first job came in the county attorney’s office and how he was appointed to his first term and ran

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The News Standard/SHAUN T. COX Trick-or-treater Jasmina Alban, 4, gets candy from Brianna Kinser, 18, and James Rakes, 18, at Meade County High School on Tuesday night. The high school reported 945 trick-or-treaters.

John Greer, 20, right, passes out candy to trick-or-treaters Josey, 4, Jayden, 3, and Jorden Plemmons, 3, at the Ekron Firehouse on Halloween.

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Ella Jane Roberts Adams, 90 Robert Lewis Barker, 45

Ann Parks Brashear, 80

Sylvia Powell Chappell, 72 Irma Watts Hoffman, 85

James Lamar Jones, 86 Ernest E. Phillips, 71

Bertha Lee Pollock, 88 Ella Mae Thornhill, 67

company can, Seelye responded. He said the jail has nowhere to store canteen items, and he doesn’t have to worry about logistics nightmares such as spoilage and missing items. “We could not provide the products a company offers,” Seelye said. “We’re able to provide a good service to the inmates.” Whitten’s other big point of contention with Seelye revolves around a Meade County woman named Billie Jo Hawks, who served eight months in the Meade County Jail in 2003. Hawks was transferred to the women’s prison in Pewee Valley in November 2003, where officials found she had a penis, according to a published report. At the time, Seelye said Hawks had been tried and convicted as a woman. He was reported to have said that inmates were stripped to their underwear in most cases And Seelye has not changed his stance, saying “It is a classification issue” after prison officials continued to list Hawks as a woman. “Strip searches are governed by statute and administrative regulations,” Seelye said. “My opponent advocates that all prisoners be strip searched. This is a violation of current state and federal laws and would

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Magistrate questions plans for plant in industrial park BY MATTHEW TUNGATE

A candidate for judge/executive is questioning the validity and timing of an announced ethanol plant at the Buttermilk Falls Industrial Park. Last Friday, officials with the Meade County-Brandenburg Industrial Development Authority called an emergency meeting to sign a letter of intent with Don Martin, who has proposed an ethanol plant under the name of AgriFuels. The letter holds about 105 acres worth about $1.8 million for Martin to

develop, and announces his intention to buy land from the county. Magistrate Theresa Padgett said earlier this week that public officials running for office in Meade County routinely announce economic development plans close to elections, only to see the plans ultimately fall through. David Pace, chairman of the Industrial Authority, is running for mayor of Brandenburg. “I definitely think it’s been timed for political purposes,” Padgett said. “Are they just trying to manufacture this?” Padgett, a minority owner in The

News Standard, pointed to announcements in 2002 — an election year — when Pace announced a new industry that would employ 60 people at $15-$20 an hour that did not pan out and his prediction that a proposed riverport would be open by October 2003. The riverport recently received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, and construction has yet to begin. But mostly Padgett is skeptical of Martin’s claims of being able to

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id-term elections have notoriously low voter turnout, and this year likely will be no exception, state and nationally. But Meade Countians have many reasons to turn out to the polls: • There will be a new county judge/executive and a new mayor of Brandenburg, among others. Those are potentially the two most powerful elected positions in the county. • Several incumbents have been accused of incompetence, impropriety and, in at least one case, criminal behavior. Anyone in office has a record to run on — good and bad. • The Republican Party is fielding more candidates than at any point in recent history. As the state continues to vote solidly in the red nationally, the GOP will only gain in strength locally. So it should go without saying that all registered voters should go to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 7. But that’s not going to happen. Some people don’t think the election affects them. Others won’t make voting a high-enough priority and will run out of time. For those so short-sighted as to let an opportunity — a civic obligation — pass them by, then they deserve to let the rest of us make the decision for them. They can move on to reading the horoscopes or comic books or TV Guide. The rest of us believe that voting is the surest way to protect our liberty and are responsible enough to live up to that calling. So this is for those of you who believe that it is better to act for yourself than to have others make decisions for you: Don’t make the effort to vote without thinking about whom you are voting for and why. It’s all fine and to have a neighbor, or family friend, or fellow parishioner running for office. It’s nice if your former coach, homeroom teacher or grocer is on the ballot. But none of those are reasons to vote for someone. Ask yourself: • Does this person have the character to make good decisions? • Does this person have the intestinal fortitude to make tough decisions even if they are unpopular? • Does this person have the knowledge to make the right decision? • Does this person have a history of making wrong decisions? • Does this person have a plan of action when elected, and do I agree with that plan? If you answer “no,” or “I don’t know” about any candidate, then you need to reconsider your vote. Why do you feel that way? Why don’t you feel informed about his or her views? Vote with a clear conscience about candidates for whom you feel strongly.

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Toler not honest with voters To the editor, I am submitting this to both of our local newspapers. I will be surprised if this letter is printed in The News Standard, considering one of the owners of The News Standard is a major backer of Linda Toler’s. As a person I have no problem with Linda Toler, but when it comes to politics we are miles apart. She tells half-truths and misleads voters that are new to the area. She keeps harping on how Anthony Lee was hired while his mother sat on the council. Anthony was already working for the City of Muldraugh when his mother was voted into office. Linda Toler is so uninformed about city business that she does not even realize that Councilman Basham’s son-in-law has not worked for the City of Muldraugh for almost two years, and Basham’s son-in-law was hired before Basham was voted in as councilman. In her advertisement in this paper she states she has mayoral experience. If you consider a person who was head of a women’s club and she was given the title “mayor” someone with mayoral experience, then you should vote for her. As far as the adult bookstores go, what Linda Toler doesn’t tell you is that federal law prohibits a city from excluding these types of businesses. Now it’s not that Linda is lying; she just tells you what sounds good for her as she is campaigning. She does not tell you the whole story. Linda Toler is making promises to lower taxes, water and sewer rates. The mayor does not even get to vote on anything unless there is a tie, then the mayor is the tiebreaker. So unless she has the majority of the councilpersons in her hip pocket, she will not be able to lower anything — a promise not kept. Linda Toler says she does not come to council meetings because she has been threatened and feels unsafe. I have attend just about all council meetings in the last two years and no one has ever physically or verbally threatened her. She does not attend or leaves the meetings because she is asked questions which she cannot or is unwilling to answer. When she is asked to explain or someone starts to show her she is wrong, she says, “I don’t want to talk about this anymore.” These are just a few points that I think voters should know about. Bill Wood Muldraugh Padgett has plan for county To the editor and the residents of Meade County, I attended the debate Oct. 24 at the Farm Bureau building. It seemed that Mr. (Harry) Craycroft thinks Meade County is OK; it doesn’t need change. He did not have a plan and seems to think he can blame the magistrate if things don’t get done. Mr. Craycroft, the judge/executive sets the agenda. You need good magistrates for the court. They need to represent their district, not their party beliefs. I have a problem with any magistrate serving on fiscal court while he is indicted for a felony. The magistrates make many laws that we have to live by in Meade County. Mrs. (Theresa) Padgett has a plan for our county. She has businesses and does not depend on the county for a job. Mr. Craycroft has always worked for the state and county. Does he think the county owes him a job? I say NO. Bring in new ideas and an experienced business leader like Theresa Padgett. In closing, Sheriff Wise, County Attorney Sipes, and (Jailer) Mr. Seelye, why could you find the time to come to a debate you could not participate in, especially after you

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would not come to the CBG debate where the people could hear your ideas? Are you afraid to answer questions publicly? Why do you have a closed-door policy for answering people’s questions and concerns? Barbara Orr Guston

Padgett helps people To the editor and the registered voters of Meade County, A little more than five and a half years ago, I did not know Theresa Padgett. It was February 2001, and my 74-year-old diabetic husband, Kent, had spent 170 days falsely imprisoned by our Meade County Circuit Court in the Meade County Jail. Nearly 3,000 letters from our friends, neighbors and family had been sent to Frankfort seeking help for Kent. However, we were notified by the secretary of the Justice Department that they were sorry, and that there was nothing that they could do to help Mr. Boyd’s plight. In the months that followed, Theresa Padgett took the time to find help for Kent, whom she didn’t even know. It was Theresa Padgett who found that a writ of habeas corpus needed to be filed. Thanks to Theresa Padgett, my husband was finally freed the same day our attorney filed the writ of habeas corpus on Feb. 23, 2001. Kent and I believe in Theresa Padgett! She cares and will work for what is right. She knows where to turn for help. She wants to work with the residents of Meade County and believes in justice for the wronged. Vote Theresa Padgett for judge/executive on Nov. 7. Frankie Jewell Boyd Midway Muldraugh mayor not honest Dear editor, After reading the article in your paper dated Oct. 20, 2006, that had several quotes from Muldraugh Mayor Danny Tate, I felt compelled to add another side to the story— the truth. Tate says the two adult businesses are paying the same business tax as every other business. The truth is the two adult businesses are taxed differently than any other business in Muldraugh. Other businesses are taxed a percentage on their gross receipts. The adult businesses are taxed a flat fee of $500 a year. This is according to Muldraugh City Ordinance No. 239 Section VI (FEES). I don’t know why Mayor Tate doesn’t know this; he should. In a city council meeting when the ordinance was being drafted one city councilperson objected and said it wasn’t fair for other businesses to pay more in taxes than the adult businesses. City Attorney Mike Pike agreed it wasn’t fair and Tate said, “I am going to have a hard time explaining this to other businesses that pay thousands in taxes and the adult business down the road only pays $500. They are going to come after me with axes.” For a couple of years now the adult businesses have been in violation of their ordinance. Tate has repeatedly said he would like to force the adult businesses to comply with the ordinance in court but it would cost the city too much money for an attorney. The Meade County attorney offered to represent Muldraugh but was cautioned not to because he was prosecuting a criminal case against the adult businesses. Steve Crampton, chief counsel for the American Family Association, volunteered to represent Muldraugh at no cost. Tate didn’t think this was helpful, and in a (Meade County Messenger) newspaper article falsely accused Mr.

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Crampton and the American Family Association of wanting to charge Muldraugh a lot of money. Concerning this false report by Tate, Mr. Crampton said: “I am frankly outraged at the misquotes and misrepresentations contained in the article.” Mr. Crampton also said: “The mayor’s misquotes appear calculated to defend the (adult) businesses and to shoot down any opportunity we may have to bring them into compliance.” I tend to agree with Mr. Crampton. An adult business ordinance would have solved the problem with the adult businesses months before they located in Muldraugh. Some of the city councilpersons wanted to draft an ordinance to regulate them before they came to the town, but on two separate occasions, Tate voted NO to an adult business ordinance in Muldraugh. A few months after Tate voted down an ordinance, the first adult businesses opened and a couple of weeks later the second one opened. We have Tate to thank for the adult businesses. Tate has consistently been dishonest with the people of Meade County concerning the adult businesses in Muldraugh. Tate admits those businesses are not good for the community and has said he wishes there was something he could do. Mr. Tate, actions speak louder than words. Maybe you do need to be “axed,” you have done such a hatchet job with the truth. Randy Johnson MADCAP (Meade Area Defense of Citizens Against Pornography) Brandenburg

Voters: It’s time for a change To the editor, Nov. 7 is soon to be here! It is decision time for the fence-sitters. The people who must decide whether it is to be the “Old Boys,” and their views, or for change. Hope for a government that makes the system work, not the people who work for the system. The fence-sitters will decide their election just like they always have in Meade County. Remember, community leaders represent you, especially to the greater community. Any successful politician or business person will tell you, “Perceptions are reality to the majority.” The recent indictment of a Meade County magistrate for growing (blank) — You know what, and if you don’t, ask your kids. They know. — started a rumor clarified by a front page article that the two accused were innocent. Why? It is because the perception in the community was already a belief held by so many people? For the fence-sitters who grew up here, you already know the true character of the indicted magistrate and the other political leaders who have and continue to support him and his conduct, such as the mayor of Muldraugh. The connection here is the mayor couldn’t keep a job or run a business, so his magistrate buddy helped him get hired as the director of Meade County Parks. I have been a businessman in Muldraugh since 1989. Initially the town was country folk doing things their way, but fair-minded and honest. The turn of terms of the current mayor is 180 percent its opposite. However it is only a reflection of greater Meade County, which is ironically known as a conservative religious community. I am curious to see these people explain the results of elections to their children. I guarantee children know what's going on when it comes to smoke blowers. Stephen Leeds Radcliff

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Gov. Ernie Fletcher, left, award money to the Flaherty Community Park Improvement Project for new lights and to the Meade County Fiscal Court for public safety projects Wednesday. Accepting were Gerry Lynn, Theresa Padgett, Tina Patterson, William Haynes, Harold Davidson, Herbie Chism and Don Callecod. The News Standard/ SHAUN T. COX

PURSUANT TO KRS 424.290,”MATTERS REQUIRED TO BE PUBLISHED” THE FOLLOWING RACES WILL APPEAR ON THE VOTING MACHINESIN THE PRECINCTS LISTED IN MEADE COUNTY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 7, 2006. THE JUDICIAL RACES WILL APPEAR IN ALL PRECINCTS. OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR MEADE COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006 MULDRAUGH, WOODLAND and GRAHAMPTON MAGISTRATE

ALL PRECINCTS UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE in CONGRESS 2nd Congressional District (Vote for one)

Ron LEWIS REPUBLICAN PARTY

FIRST MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Thomas J. GODDARD

STATE REPRESENTATIVE 27th Representativel District (Vote for one)

Stanley BENNETT REPUBLICAN PARTY

MAYOR CITY OF MULDRAUGH (Vote for one)

Linda TOLER

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Write-In CONSTABLE

Henry BAILEY

Gerry LYNN

Danny Joe TATE

Randall HARDESTY

SIXTH MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

SIXTH MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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MULDRAUGH (PART)

James Anthony STAPLES

INDEPENDENT

Mike WEAVER

WOLF CREEK - CONCORDIA, BATTLETOWN, PAYNEVILLE, AND SIROCCO-MIDWAY

Phillip WIMPEE

CITY COUNCIL CITY OF MULDRAUGH (Vote for six)

Kenneth H. TOLER

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Curtis KELLEY

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James “J.C.” CHISM

Jeff GREER

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Daniel STOUT

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Write-In

Write-In COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY 46th Judicial Circuit (Vote for one)

Kenton Ritchie SMITH

WELDON-DOE RUN and ROCK HAVEN-DOE VALLEY MAGISTRATE

SECOND MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

John Eugene JONES REPUBLICAN PARTY

Write-In CIRCUIT CLERK (Vote for one)

Evelyn D. MEDLEY

Herbert “Herbie” CHISM II DEMOCARATIC PARTY

John C. HAYNES GRAHAMPTON, FLAHERTY and OTTER CREEK

MEMBER BOARD OF EDUCATION SECOND EDUCATONAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

Eugene

Sheeran

Robert B. SEXTON

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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Irvin DAVIS BRANDENBURG WEST, ASHCRAFT and BRANDENBURG EAST MEMBER BOARD OF EDUCATION THIRD EDUCATIONAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

Bryan HONAKER

Write-In COUINTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE (Vote for one)

FLAHERTY, GUSTON and OTTER CREEK MAGISTRATE

Theresa PADGETT

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Brenda W. CARLBERG

Pat REESE Ronnie Lee GRAMMER

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Harry CRAYCROFT

Joe P. BEWLEY

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

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Mark D. HUBBARD DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Margaret L. MATNEY

Douglas L. WILLIAMS

THIRD MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

REPUBLICAN PARTY

COUINTY ATTORNEY (Vote for one)

Ruth Ann BEAVERS

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CONSTABLE Second Magesterial District (Vote for one)

Mark STRANEY

Ron HESCHKE

Ralph LEE

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY

PROPERTY VALUATION ADMINISTRATOR (Vote for one)

Donnie BASHAM

NONPARTISAN SCHOOL CANDIDATE

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BRANDENBURG EAST and PART of BRANDENBURG WEST NONPARTISAN CITY BALLOT MAYOR CITY OF BRANDENBURG (Vote for one)

Bonnie McNally

CONSTABLE Third Magesterial District (Vote for one)

OBLANDER

David W. PACE

ALL PRECINCTS NONPARTISAN JUDICIAL BALLOT (Vote for One in Each Division)

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT Second Supreme Court District (Vote for one)

John D. MINTON JR

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Darren A. SIPES

C.H.. “Hank” SCHAFFNER DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Bradley JOHNSTON

Write-In

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Write-In Write-In

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CITY COUNCIL CITY OF BRANDENBURG (Vote for six)

COUNTY CLERK (Vote for one)

Patricia LUSK Katrina FITZGERALD DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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BRANDENBURG WEST, ASHCRAFT and BRANDENBURG EAST MAGISTRATE

SHERRIF (Vote for one)

FOURTH MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

Scotty APPLEGATE

Daniel W. SPINK

JUSTICE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS Second Appellate - First Division (Vote for one)

Jeff S. TAYLOR

Write-In JUSTICE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS Second Appellate - Second Division (Vote for one)

Mandy Sue WAYNE William “Butch” KERRICK

Mark BURNETT

REPUBLICAN PARTY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Clifford L. WISE

Tony STAPLES

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Dwight T. LOVAN Ronnie C. JOYNER

Margaret A. LOVE

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Write-In JAILER

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CONSTABLE Fourth Magesterial District (Vote for one)

Jason FORE Steve WHITTEN

Ron REINSCHELD

Bruce T. BUTLER Bruce FACKLER

Write-In

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CIRCUIT JUDGE 46th Judicial Circuit -Second Division (Vote for one)

Write-in CORONER (Vote for one)

William R. “Billy” ADAMS DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Write-In COUNTY SURVEYOR (Vote for one)

EKRON, BUCK GROVE and GARRETT

Steve WARDRIP Harold E. DAVIDSON

Write-In CONSTABLE Fifth Magesterial District (Vote for one)

Robert A. MILLER

NONPARTISAN CITY BALLOT MAYOR CITY OF EKRON (Vote for one)

Gwynne ISON

REPUBLICAN PARTY

DEMCRATIC PARTY

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EKRON (PART)

MAGISTRATE

FIFTH MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT (Vote for one)

Timothy W. SMITH DEMOCRATIC PARTY

CIRCUIT JUDGE 46th Judicial Circuit - First Division (Vote for one)

Carol NELSON

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Troy SEELYE

Kelly THOMPSON

Write-In DISTRICT JUDGE 46th Judicial Circuit - First Division (Vote for one)

Tom LIVELY

Write-In CITY COMMISSIONERS CITY OF EKRON (Vote for four)

Joyce McHOLAN

John H. PLEMMONS JR. DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Rose BETLEJ

Write-In

Write-In

Write-In CIRCUIT JUDGE 46th Judicial Circuit - Second Division (Vote for one)

Shan F. EMBRY

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CANDIDATE PROFILES

The News Standard invited all candidates running for public office in Meade County to submit 300 words about their candidacy. Below are the unedited responses from those who responded:

STATE REPRESENTATIVE My name is Jeff Greer, or “Frog,” as I have been nicknamed since I was about 3 years of age. I was raised in Battletown, KY as were my parents Maurice “Thumb” Greer and Mary Greer. Yes, nicknames are quite common in Battletown. I have 2 wonderful sisters Sandy Howard and Karen Hager whom are very active in my campaign. In 1990 I married Beth (Page) Greer and we have 2 kids, Jay B. age 14 a freshman at Meade County High School, and Sarah age 10 a fifth grader at David T. Wilson Elementary. My family and I are active members at Brandenburg JEFF GREER United Methodist Church. I attended Eastern Kentucky University and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1987. In 1990 I founded Greer Insurance and now employ 6 people. I am a member of The Independent Insurance Agents of KY, and in 2005 I was named The Outstanding Young Agent of KY. In 1993 I was elected as a board member to the Meade County Board of Education where I still continue to serve. I have been active in my community coaching kids in baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. I am a member and former Director of The Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce. Currently, each Friday night I’m “The Voice of the Greenwaves”, as I provide play by play for our high school football team. Finally, I’m a member of NRA and have received an “A” rating. I want to be State Representative because I believe I can help our district and state in the areas of education and health care. Also, I’m convinced with my communication ability and passion for wanting to improve Meade County, I can help ignite economic growth and bring jobs to our district. I’m very proud of my family heritage in Meade County and the 27th district and if elected I will fully commit my efforts to making our future better than our past.

As a state representative, Lynn’s extraordinary success and enthusiasm are unmatched by his peers. During his first term, Lynn sponsored 55 separate bills ranging from healthcare and education to senior services and military affairs. A member of three standing committees and the Governor’s BRAC Task Force, Lynn vows he will continue to work hard for the 27th District and serve as our ‘independent voice’ in Frankfort. Lynn GERRY LYNN is endorsed by a number of organizations, including Kentucky Right-to-Life. Born and raised in Louisville, Lynn, a former Eagle Scout and retired Kentucky Army National Guard soldier, had many interests and many successes before being voted into the House of Representatives in 2004. For more than 23 years, Lynn worked as a licensed general contractor in the Louisville area before being appointed Chief Building Inspector for the Regional Airport Authority. Lynn left the Airport Authority after the final brick for the Kentucky Air National Guard air wing project was laid at Louisville International Airport. Lynn then accepted a position as a contract civilian supporting US Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox. Lynn, former president of the Doe Valley Association and Doe Valley Utility Company, is also a self-made businessman. It was the success of several small businesses started by Lynn that hastened his departure from government service almost 10 years ago. Lynn currently is the sole proprietor of Lynn’s Pins, a local bowling and entertainment center and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Gerry and his wife Nancye, a native Meade County resident, are members of the New Brandenburg Baptist Church and have three beautiful daughters and seven grandchildren living in Meade County with them. The Lynn’s reside in the Doe Valley Estates in Brandenburg. www.lynnstaterep.com

owners are facing the highest property taxes and business inventory taxes in the state. Our tax and spend officials continue to raise our property taxes every year. The consequences are: • Sixty-six percent of our citizens drive out of our county to work everyday and our children and grandchildren are moving out of our county for better opportunity. • Our young cannot afford housing here and our elderly living on fixed incomes cannot afford the 4 percent tax increase every year. • Waste and poor use of our tax dollars. We have planning and zoning with no comprehensive plan, a bankrupt garbage collection service, and a jail that has cost Meade County taxpayers over $3,000,000.00 during the last four years. We simply cannot afford to continue down this path of ruin. I am a successful businessperson who has attended three economic development schools including the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics. As THERESA an example of PADGETT success, we recently bought the Old CVS building that has been vacant for years. We now have 7 new businesses moving in. We must reduce our taxes, cut government waste and work to bring jobs to our citizens. As it stands, no company will bring jobs with the county’s excessive taxation. I have a plan to bring responsibility and accountability to local government. I have a plan to reduce your property taxes and to bring jobs. I have a plan to pave our gravel roads now and bring progress to our county. I would be honored to have your vote. A vote for Theresa Padgett is a vote for the future of our children and grandchildren. COUNTY ATTORNEY To the People of Meade County: My campaign slogan is “Putting People First”. As I have spent the last several months talking to you, discussing what you want from your County Attorney, I have discovered that you want to be put first. You want to be treated equally, fairly and respectfully. You want to be given the same treatment without regard to who you are or who you know. My opponent has made issue of my experience. I have been practicing law in Meade County for over six years, the majority of which was spent as the Assistant Meade County Attorney. I have more experience now than my opponent did when he became the County Attorney. As the Assistant MARGARET Meade County MATNEY Attorney, I was an active prosecutor handling hundreds of cases in District Court, collecting child support, collecting delinquent taxes and advising Fiscal Court. I worked closely with our local law enforcement agencies as well as with social services. In my private practice, I have continued a good working relationship with these agencies. I, too, have developed multiple contacts with prosecutors and defense attorneys across the state. In fact, while prosecuting I received calls and letters of appreciation from other prosecutors for the assistance I provided to them. My opponent has made issue of my criminal trial experience. He has failed to reveal that very few criminal cases are actually tried by a jury. In fact, since January 1, only one criminal case has gone to jury trial in District Court. The reality is that over 90 percent of cases in District Court settle prior to trial. When elected, I will perform my duties staying true to my promise to put the people of Meade County first. I humbly ask for your vote on Tuesday, November 7th. SHERIFF

with the experience, new ideas, and a fresh new approach, to attacking the growing drug problem and enforcing the law. Elect a career Law Enforcement Officer, not a politician. Vote for William “Butch” Kerrick, Sheriff of Meade County. EXPERIENCE 35 career years in Law Enforcement 16 years and presently serving with Jefferson County/Louisville Metro police 17 years with the Muldraugh Police Dept. 2 years with the West Point Police Dept. EDUCATION Graduated from the Police Academy with the dept. of Criminal Justice in Richmond, KY. Completed both Eastern and Western University classes with a degree in Police Administration Completed numerous courses given by the Department of WILLIAM Justice Completed “BUTCH” Command KERRICK Decision courses for supervisory experience Certified First Responder with Automatic Electronic Defibrillator training I have received many honors and achievements As I have stated, I am not a politician, I am a career law enforcement officer. I will be running my campaign, and the Sheriff’s department, on the issues of law enforcement and prevention in Meade County, not on a political agenda. I am asking for your vote as Sheriff of Meade County in the November election. JAILER

Hello, I am Steve Whitten, a candidate for Meade County Jailer. My experience as a Supervisor at the Kentucky State Penitentiary shows that I am qualified in dealing with inmates from those who have been incarcerated for murder to those who have committed petty crimes. I have experience, from my positions at multinational corporations, in designing and carrying out budgets as well as supervising employees. I am also an Honorably Withdrawn Teamster Steward. I served in the USAF and the National Guard so I do know the meaning of duty and honor. I am seeking to serve Meade County because it is the home I have chosen and I want to do my best to help it continue to prosper. I will make changes in how the Meade County Detention Center carries out its purposes. Properly supervised inmates will be picking up trash along Meade County roads. Proper techniques will be used to search inmates upon detention. Proper record keeping will be maintained. Jail ministries will receive my support and cooperation regardless of holidays. I will make sure that any Meade County citizen can find out about the Meade County Detention Center as long as it is within proper security guidelines. There are many reasons that I feel I am the best candidate for the job of Meade County Jailer in this election. Many of them have to do with the failure of the current STEVE office holder to WHITTEN perform the job adequately without costing the tax payers of Meade County over THREE MILLION DOLLARS since he took office. I can stop sending Jail Canteen funds to a business out of state. I can reduce spending at the Meade County Detention Center and increase revenues to reduce the cost to each Meade County citizen. I would appreciate your vote for Steve Whitten for Jailer on November 7.

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District 1 I would like for the voters of District #1 to know that my family and I are NOT GUILTY for which we have been indicted on in the Meade County Court! In the past four years, I have devoted myself to you as your magistrate to accomplish the goals you elected me to achieve. One of those goals was to pursue severJAMIE al roads being STAPLES blacktopped in the Woodlawn, Redmon, and Buck Grove areas. Bunger Road, Safari Trail, and the completion of Woodlawn road have been submitted for blacktop. Several roads have been chipped and sealed and waiting additional monies to complete the roads. The opportunity for the Fiscal Court to purchase 551 acres from Arch Chemical’s Inc. came available and I greatly supported this endeavor. The location of the property being next to the river would allow for development of new businesses thus bringing new and improved employment opportunities for the citizens of Meade County. Another important issue and concern of the voters is the Abandoned Property Ordinance. I have and will continue to have much interest in creating a fair and reasonable ordinance. With support from the Fiscal Court, and the Meade County’s Sheriff’s Department, the City of Muldraugh has received two automobiles for use by the fire department and city police. I take great care in my position as your magistrate and I would like to ask you for your support, trust, and vote for me, Election Day, November 7, 2006. I have enjoyed serving you and working for you these last four year. We have accomplished several improvements and I know we will continue to accomplish many more in the next four years. District 2 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 expe-

rience 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 embracing 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 JOHN E. government in JONES a bipartisan effort to move 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 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 though our district. As we work toward Election Day, I plan to meet with more of our residents. When I am elected, I will use my experience, my education, and all other resources available to me to represent you to the best of my ability.

District 4 I am Mark Burnett and I am asking you to make me your advocate by voting for me to be the 4th District Magistrate. A Magistrate must be more than an elected official they must be an advocate for all citizens. MARK My years of experience as a BURNETT Customer Advocate allows me to be more than an elected official it gives me the ability to truly represent you, not only in fiscal court but to the business community and other government bodies. It also means I am accountable to you, my customer. I will not be a rubber stamp for tax increases. Most citizens don’t mind paying taxes as long as we can see results and only for items that benefit the greater portion of our

community. I pledge to put an end to the tax increases for the sake of tax increases and will instead work to ensure policies and procedures are in place to reduce the government waste. Furthermore, I will vote to reduce taxes, returning any unneeded excess to you to spend as you see fit. My experience communicating with today’s business leaders will give you the experienced voice to negotiate for better jobs. I will work with the Dept. of Economic Development to identify and attract new businesses to Meade County. You bought the industrial parks and I will work to fill them with the better jobs you deserve. I have the integrity to represent Meade County. Integrity means doing what’s right when nobody’s watching and that means, with me you get the peace of mind that I will be in fiscal court representing you and your interests so you don’t have to. I, Mark Burnett, respectfully ask for your vote Nov 7.

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District 5 My name is Steve Wardrip. I am running for magistrate for the fifth district, which consists of Buckgrove, Ekron, and Garrett. I have been married to my wife Vada for 35 years, and we have three children, Donnie, Amy, and Joey. I served in the Army Reserves for seven years, and I have owned my own business for 28 years. I am very concerned about the direction our county is going in. I have attended almost every Fiscal Court meeting for the STEVE past seven years. I have WARDRIP seen property and business taxes rise almost every year, and I have watched my opponent vote every year to raise your property taxes. If elected magistrate, I will vote to reduce the inventory tax in order to promote economic development for the 551 acre industrial park. I will work to hold the line on taxes and eliminate governmental waste. I will work for the protection of citizen’s rights. Our gravel roads need to be paved as soon as possible to take care of the dust problem and costly fines that we are facing. We need a more business-oriented court with more citizen input. I care about the condition of our county government. I ask for your support and vote on November 7th. District 6 “FAIRNESS TO ALL” WATER I believe it would be fair for all citizens of Meade County to have

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Jamie Staples Indicted for raising 322 marijuana plants and tampering with evidence. Harold Davidson, Herbie Chism and Jamie Staples voted to raise your property taxes every year. Harold Davidson, Herbie Chism and Jamie Staples claimed training hours they did not attend in order to steal tax payers money.

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Harry Craycroft will raise your taxes and has no plan to run the county. Darren Sipes office assisted the PVA, ( Harry Craycroft’s office) in taking a 91 year old woman to court to raise her property taxes 10 years in a row. She won all appeals. While Troy Seelye has been jailer, the jail has cost you over 3 Million in the past 4 years!! Can you afford another 4 years? Paid for by the Meade County Republican Party.


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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 STANLEY and made safe for our citizens. BENNETT SOLID WASTE I believe it would be fair for the citizens of Meade County to pay the lowest rate possible for garbage pickup. I believe Meade County should not be in business to pick up garbage. I feel the garbage pick up service should be put out for bids. We all know competition drives prices down, so when companies bid against one another to provide this service, prices should go down. TAXES I believe it would be fair for Meade County’s taxes to be more compatible to the rest of the State. Meade County has one of the highest tax rates in the state. I believe Fiscal Court should set the county budget based on the needs of the county, not on how much taxes were collected in the previous year. If we set up a good working budget for the county, I truly believe that our taxes could be reduced substantially. PLANNING AND ZONING I believe it would be fair if this ad was large enough to discuss planning and zoning. MULDRAUGH MAYOR

Eight years of over taxation and misuse of your funds can come to an end Nov. 7. I am humbled by all the support! I am standing by my word that I can cut taxes and sewer bills. Please look around and see who is benefiting from your tax money. $40,000 of utility poles for electricity to be run to private LINDA property is TOLER wrong. New Sewer lines on Basham, Kelly, and John Snyder property shows, again, Tate taking care of friends and family. Our families are living paycheck to

paycheck. Paying our utility bills is hard on families. We can have better services by just cutting off money to Tate’s family and friends. We need an open city hall where an elected official can hold their office without fear of physical abuse. Dirty signs and just plain lies is what Tate is offering you. You can’t have a fair debate with Tate because he will not be honest with you. I am willing to meet one on one with every citizen in Muldraugh, honest talk with honest and fair talking people. We have lost so much and Tate has taken much from every person. Take away his power, and put an honest person in office. That honest person is me, Linda Toler. MULDRAUGH COUNCIL

I am a retired veteran, I served my country with honor, and I am asking for your vote! I am a duty, honor, and country man. I was wounded twice in Vietnam. I don’t lie, cheat, or steal; it is wrong. I treat all people the way I want to be treat- KENNETH ed, with respect. TOLER Our last Census report of 2001 showed that our city has 932 citizens at voting age; 190 are veterans. We need to improve our city government. We need a city government for all people, not just a select few. This is not an election of Democrats against Republicans. It’s about right and wrong in city hall. It’s wrong to waste or misuse our tax payers’ money! We can have more services with less money being spent. It’s time for a change! Hello citizens of Muldraugh. I would like to introduce myself. My name is Daniel Stout. I’ve been a resident of Muldraugh for 30 years. I am a U.S. Army veteran. I also was a volunteer fireman during the derailment in Muldraugh about 26 years ago. I am running for city council in the upcoming November election. My main purpose is to address DANIEL matter that have been STOUT ignored for quite some time now, and help make our town a better place. My goals for Muldraugh, if elected, are the following: • Lower the taxes to a more affordable rate. • Insure a healthy environment for the children of Muldraugh, and discourage any future expanding of adult entertainment.

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• Help build a team for the city to start getting things done. • Keep crime away and make it safer in our city. • Help seek more business to create more jobs for the citizens of Muldraugh. • Rebuild a safe and nice park for the citizens and the older & younger children to play as well. • Help to promote fresh and new ideas to improve the quality of living in Muldraugh. We need to work together to make a better town for all of us. A vote for me is a vote for the citizens of Muldraugh. Thank you for this opportunity.

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• Economic Development - We need to create jobs. We need to entice businesses to locate in Meade County. We need to embrace business. • Economic Prosperity - By stimulating the job market, our neighbors will work, shop and play in Meade County. We can become a tourist attraction. • Property Tax Reduction - Theresa Padgett has a plan to cut government waste and a plan to reduce our taxes. • A Court that Listens - You are the taxpayers. You should have a voice in how we spend your money. Theresa Padgett will openly welcome you to Fiscal Court. • Honesty and Integrity - You can trust Theresa Padgett to do the right thing. It’s time to put an end to the mistakes of past and present. • A Person Who Cares - Theresa Padgett believes in posting the Ten Commandments in courthouses and has helped numerous people troubling situations resolve problems. • Connections - Theresa Padgett is the only one with State and Federal connections to get things done!

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MEADE COUNTY DEMOCRATS WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER TOMORROW Throughout the 2006 campaign, this has been the motto of your Democratic candidates. But it is more than a motto. It is our pledge to you. Our pledge to work together - not just with other elected officials, but also with the residents of our county. Our pledge to renew our focus on what we can accomplish - not on political gain! We have previously stated that as your Democratic candidates, we believe nothing positive will come from running a negative campaign. That is why we have chosen not to participate in mud slinging and negativity. These tactics only serve to drive a wedge between us and leads to dividing our community and ultimately our government. Division among us is something we - ALL Meade County citizens - can no longer afford. It is time to stop pointing fingers and making baseless accusations and UNITE. We are united in our commitment to work hard for our citizens and our county.

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o Reinstate order to our Fiscal Court and create a productive and efficient branch of local government. o Continue to provide effective law enforcement - with both arrests and convictions - to keep our communities safe.

o Pursue industrial growth so our children and grandchildren can continue to call Meade County home.

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ATTORNEY unopposed his second term. Sipes fired Matney from his office in 2003. Sipes said he is happy to stand behind his record. He said his four main duties are prosecuting District Court, collecting delinquent property taxes, collecting child support and legally advising fiscal court and other elected positions. He feels he has done all four well, and that his experience in each sets him apart from Matney. As a prosecutor, he has tried thousands of criminal cases, Sipes said. Matney has never tried one. “I think this is one of the biggest things that separates me from my opponent,” he said. “Trial is not something you can learn in law school.” Sipes also said he has collected $1.6 million in delinquent property taxes since he has been in office. Child support is another area where Sipes said his department has excelled. In the most recent quarterly reports, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services rated Meade County 13th in the state. The Division of Child Support recently gave Meade County an

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result in litigation against the county.” Whitten is dumbfounded by Seelye’s attitude. “My concern is for not only the jail staff but the other inmates and the citizens of Meade County,” Whitten said. “It’s just frightening to me to say, ‘Oh, we’ve had this happen but we’re still not going to strip search. “If you can get in a whole set of male genitalia, what else can you get in?” He said he supervised as many as 150 inmates each day, all of whom had access to objects that could be used as weapons. “With proper supervision, nothing happened,” Whitten said. “That’s when I learned the value of a good strip search.” Whitten questions Seelye’s every turn, including his qualifications. He points out that before becoming jailer, Seelye had served as a magistrate and run a daycare center. “No background whatsoever in corrections or the jail,” Whitten said. “It has been run very unprofessionally.” And while Whitten has been out of corrections since the late-’90s, “even seven- to eight-year-old training is better than no training at all.” Seelye disputes that assertion, pointing out that he took 14 classes as a student at Eastern Kentucky University in police administration and security. He also has more than 300 hours’ training from

private practice rather than asking. Sipes said he told Matney when he hired her that she could handle small CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 cases, as he does, but that he expected her to be a full-time Outstanding Improvement assistant county attorney. Award. That’s not how Matney If he is re-elected, Sipes remembers her 3 1/2-year said he will push his child tenure with Sipes. She said support team to be even betSipes told her she could use ter. one and a half days on her “I’ve really made a priority private practice. Three months of child support,” Sipes said. after she started meeting with And as legal adviser, Sipes private clients, Sipes fired her, said county officials regularly saying he needed a full-time ask the same assistant. questions, so That he knows despite havwhere to ing a private quickly find practice of the answers. his own and “My the percepopponent tion, she doesn’t have said, that he that experitreats his prience,” he vate clients said. differently Sipes said than he he was trying treats others. to get Matney Darren Sipes, “I believe practice as his assistant county attorney Meade County attorney, but needs someultimately he one who will be more accessihad to fire her, he said. ble than this and provide fair He said she was fired for and equal treatment to the several reasons, including her people of Meade County,” work habits and desire to Matney said. have a private practice. Matney has decided that “She knows that she didn’t she will not have a private have the work ethic I want from my assistant,” Sipes said. practice if she is elected county attorney. He also said Matney told Sipes said he does little prihim she was going to have a

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the county officials’ leadership institute. “I am the most qualified candidate with a proven record,” Seelye said. Whitten points to the death of Edwin Hesler in 2004 as a part of Seelye’s record. Hesler committed suicide by hanging himself with his own shoelaces. Whitten said jail employees should have put him on suicide watch. Seelye said Hesler showed no signs of being suicidal. Whitten also says the jail could make money. He says Seelye voted for the jail as magistrate and said it would be profitable. Minutes from the Aug. 7, 1998, fiscal court meeting show Seelye had not yet taken office when the county agreed to build a new jail. And Seelye denies ever saying the jail would make money. In fact, he says, the only jails that make money have no mortgage to pay. Whitten believes Meade County Jail can do just that. “I have a commitment to the people of Meade County to make that jail profitable,” he said. “He has not.” Seelye says he is running the jail efficiently, noting that his costs for food per meal, medical per day and per capita costs, among others, are lower than the state average. He said inmate labor has also saved the county more than $1 million in his tenure. Whitten said he would increase the number of state inmates the jail houses – and the guaranteed money to house them. Seelye said he is

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already doing just that, adding 16 additional inmates, which should bring in $220,000 more each year. The county spends about $750,000 on the jail annually. “My main issues are we’re hemorrhaging money and the security’s a joke,” Whitten said. Seelye thinks the public knows better. Still, he said he will ask fiscal court to approve money for video surveillance in every cell. “People expect public safety … and you have to provide that service,” he said.

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vate practice and actually sees a benefit by running his private business from his office in the county courthouse. He said he is more accessible to the public officials there instead of being at another office at times. “I gave up a tremendous private practice when I moved up here,” he said. And he will not follow Matney’s pledge to give up his private practice if elected. “The things I get into in private practice always help me as county attorney,” he said. For instance, fiscal court deals with a lot of real estate transactions, so doing title searches and deed transfers keeps him current in real estate law, he said. Most often, the public asks for help in small legal matters, and Sipes said it is good public service to help them rather than send them to another attorney. “I’m not going to turn away a person if they come to see me,” he said. That’s not how Matney hears or remembers it, she said. She said a woman walked into her office and

told a story of how Sipes would not meet with her, even though she had been the victim of a crime. Matney would not give the woman’s name. Sipes said he can’t always see people immediately because of all the cases and paperwork he has to deal with, much of it set to a deadline. Sipes would like to see fiscal court help him with his workload by giving him more help. “Why does the county attorney only have one assistant but all the other county officers have more than one assistant? I would put my workload up against anyone up here,” he said.. “If they want to give (another assistant) to me, but I’m not going to ask for it.” Matney said she does not think Sipes cares about Meade Countians or relate to them. “My opponent has not had, I don’t think, ever had to worry about money,” Matney said. “He has been handed everything “I feel that he is out of touch with the majority of people in this county.” That is why he is rude to not only those charged with

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crimes but with victims as well, she said. Matney’s reluctance to talk about specific people or situations irritates Sipes. “If someone can show me that, then I’ll deal with that,” he said. “I’ve never used this office to gain myself privately.” Because of that, Sipes said he is not wealthy. He said he lives comfortably and can have nice things. And he’s not going to apologize for it. He said he grew up middle class with a father who worked for Arch Chemical and a mother who was a hairdresser. “If anything that is where my work ethic came from,” Sipes said. The office is a lightning rod for criticism, he said. Because he has to decide if someone’s complaint is winnable and worth spending tax money, some people leave his office disappointed. “A person that leaves here having been told no is not a very happy person,” Sipes said. “You are dealing with some difficult people that make your job difficult.”

For the past 10 years Darren Sipes and Harry Craycroft’s office has taken me to court every year to raise my property taxes. Every year I filed an appeal and won. The last time I had to go to court was August 2006. I am 91 years old and had to go to court. Why did they pick on me for 10 years? Because I’m the Republican Election Commissioner? Property taxes are high enough without Harry Craycroft’s office taking me to court to raise them more. Harry Craycroft worked in the PVA office. He never tried to stop this. He never wrote a letter on my behalf. Theresa Padgett helped me. She found an attorney and went to court with me.

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Friday, November 3, 2006

Business & Agriculture

Expo pleases creator

BY PHILLIP STITH

BRANDENBURG — Garnering exposure was on Faye Mattingly’s mind Saturday at the Meade County Women’s Expo, but not the same kind of exposure as the myriad businesses on display. Mattingly, 54, of Garrett, coordinates the Styles of Hope program for the Meade County Breast Cancer Coalition. The program provides free wigs, hats, turbans and scarves for cancer patients. “Many women come from Meade County, Breckinridge County and surrounding areas,” Mattingly said. “I’ve even had wigs taken to Texas or Montana because they didn’t have anything like this in their state.” There was merchandise, food, beauty products and public services in every corner of the Farm Bureau Community Building for the fifth annual

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build an ethanol plant. She said Martin paid $2,500 in December 2005 to reserve 50 acres in the industrial park and promised to buy the land from the county. He hasn’t done so, nor has he provided a list of investors or proof that he has done a feasibility study, Padgett said. And the $2,500 lump-sum payment doesn’t come close to covering the county’s $4,500 monthly interest payment on the property, she said. “I think before I put a lot of credibility in it I would like to see the money he promised,” she said. Martin could not be reached for comment. But Pace said he has seen a list of investors and is confident a purchase agreement

event. The Meade County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee also were service-minded at the expo. The group sponsored free car seat checks through the Safe Kids Buckle Up program. From 10 a.m. to noon, Kentucky State Police officers checked car seats to ensure proper usage. The program, started in 1996, strives to teach all drivers how to properly restrain children. “They did find some car seats that were inappropriately latched,” Committee member Shirley Beavin said. “If we saved one child’s life, it was worth it.” Organizer Donna Reed, 47, of Brandenburg, said a record-47 vendors had booths at the expo, which surpasses the previous record of 32 set last year. “The expo grows every year,” she said. “This is best year we’ve had so far.” Diane Cooper, owner of The Natural Touch Spa, witnessed

will be signed. He thought it may have been signed this week, but as of Thursday it had not been. Once it is signed, Martin will have until Jan. 15, 2007, to buy the land. Pace rejected the notion that the announcement was made for political gain. “We don’t hold companies for four years to ourselves,” he said. “We announce them as they come.” Pace said the reason the Industrial Authority had to call an emergency meeting last Friday was because Martin was flying at noon that day to meet with investors and show he had secured the land. He said the actual purchase agreement is waiting on approval from Industrial Authority and Martin’s attorneys. The county paid about $6 million for the 550-acre industrial park on Buttermilk Falls Road adjoining Arch Chemical

the growth of the expo firsthand. “I’ve been here every year,” said Cooper, 56, of Corydon. “The first year we got a letter from Donna [Reed] about the expo and decided to give it a try.” Cooper said the expo in Brandenburg is one of the few shows she attends that always brings new business to the spa. Leslie Ory, owner of Leslie Kay and Company, has been making handmade jewelry for a year and a half and was attending the Women’s Expo as a vendor for the first time. Ory, 32, of Brandenburg, was optimistic that the $50 fee charged to vendors would be nominal when compared to the potential sales and exposure generated by the event. After the expo, Ory was pleased with the results. “We had a really great turnout,” Ory said. “I plan on coming back to the Women’s Expo next year.”

in December 2005. Pace said Martin’s nearly $2 million purchase price pays for a third of the industrial park. He said AgriFuels also will increase the value of the park by extending the rail line and improving a road. Pace said Martin has said he hopes to begin construction in early 2007 and to have the plant operational in 14 months. The company will produce ethanol, a corn-based fuel, as well as distiller’s grain for the feed market, among other uses. Besides buying corn from Meade and surrounding counties, Pace said the company should employ 40-45 jobs to start — and that’s without even mentioning the construction jobs to build the plant. “We see this as a new beginning for us,” Pace said. “The first one’s always the hardest.”

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Kerrick is a 35-year career police officer. He spent two years in the town of West Point, then 17 years in Muldraugh (13 as chief), and has spent the last 16 years working with the Jefferson County (now Metro) Police. Kerrick said he always wanted to be a police officer, attending Western Kentucky and then Eastern Kentucky universities, the latter where he would earn his degree. Wise, on the other hand, worked as a truck driver before he became a deputy sheriff in 1982. He said he always was interested in law enforcement, and through his relationship with a couple of deputies, was able to work in the sheriff’s department parttime until a full-time position opened. He worked his way up to chief deputy until winning the position as sheriff. “So I’ve come up through the ranks,” Wise said. Kerrick said he would like more involvement from Meade Countians, including forming a citizen’s advisory board. “Who other than the citizens of Meade County knows what the needs are?” he asked. Wise said he knows the needs of the county, and one of the biggest is the war on drugs. He implemented a school resource officer in 2003 and would like to see fiscal court give enough money for another one. He said the position is the most important in fighting drugs. “Because that affects the kids,” Wise said. Kerrick said Wise has increased drug-eradication efforts this year to look better in the election. “Crime and drugs are 247,” Kerrick said. Wise agreed that drug arrests have increased in 2005 and 2006, but politics had nothing to do with it. He said his department joined a state task force last year, hiring a former Kentucky State Police officer using a grant. Now

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arrests are credited to the sheriff’s department rather than state police. “We hope to stay in it from now on,” Wise said. Kerrick said more can be done to eliminate drugs, even with membership in the drug task force. He also has a plan to divide the sheriff’s department into administrative tasks – such as serving legal documents and tax collection – and law-enforcement duties. Wise said he has already made the change in the department to do just that. He manages both functions, while each has a supervisor to handle day-to-day responsibilities. Wise said that allows him to focus more on law enforcement. “Being sheriff, you have to be more than a good police officer,” he said. Kerrick said he also would focus on law enforcement, including increasing training beyond the mandatory 40 hours each deputy receives. Wise said he has already done so. Deputies routinely take more than the required training, he said. Wise himself continues to take training, he said, despite not being required to do so.

Kerrick also believes justice needs to be blind. He said Wise’s department doesn’t treat everyone in the county fairly, though he could not provide specific instances of inequity. “This is something that has been common … ,” he said. “It’s who you know.” Wise dismisses that accusation, saying he has arrested family members of many prominent people, including people who work in the courthouse with him. “I didn’t put them in that position,” he tells them, “they put me in that position.” Wise is proud that he has been able to add a deputy to the department since he was elected. If re-elected, he wants to push to see enhanced 911 implemented, which would give dispatchers more information about a caller to the emergency line. Even if he loses the race, Kerrick hopes Wise will implement some of his ideas. But he really doesn’t want it to come to that. “I know that I am by far the choice to make a difference,” Kerrick said. For his part, Wise said rumors and backlash to his department’s numerous arrests could lead to his defeat – a prospect after 24 years he does not like to think about. “I’m not ready to go home,” he said.

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Friday, November 3, 2006

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“The people of Meade County deserve more than the fighting and name calling we have seen from fiscal court. Its time to elect real leaders who are serious about building Meade County for our future.”

My plan involves building bridges of communication between Fiscal Court and the business world. I will use my experience in business communication and the tools available from the Department of Economic Development in Frankfort to identify, pursue, and negotiate with businesses to locate in our industrial parks. A magistrate is not just another vote on fiscal court they must be an active advocate and marketer for the people of Meade County. We have great people and its time we show what we can do.

A Magistrate must also be an internal auditor by constantly re-examining government agencies and their records to find ways to best spend the people’s money. We can not afford to continue to rubber stamp tax increases on our citizens without knowing we are getting the most from each dollar. Throwing money at problems is not a plan it is a reaction, with proper planning we can reduce our costs and reduce our taxes. My plan calls for the fiscal court to audit each government agency, within its control, and eliminate the waste. My belief is each agency should have a list of policies and procedures to work by. Not only would this save us money by reducing training costs but to say to the citizens that this is what we do and how we do it. This would also give our insurance and state auditors a clear understanding that we are doing everything we are supposed to which will allow them to give our agencies better ratings and save precious tax dollars that could be better spent on road improvements, parks, and tax reduction. Thank you for taking the time to read this article. These are just a few of the items we can affect immediately by electing serious people who truly care for the people of our county. The time of “Good ole Boy” politics has gone, it’s time we put serious and experienced people in our local government.

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Romp in the swamp

The News Standard/SHAUN T. COX Senior running back Michael Harris hits the hole for one of his seven carries. Harris also finished with a 1-yard touchdown run in the Greenwave’s 49-0 win last Friday at Bullitt Central.

Greenwave rolls into playoffs on three-game streak

BY SHAUN T. COX

Meade County is on a roll heading into its first-round playoff game tonight with North Hardin, having outscored its last three opponents 119-7. The Greenwave football team (55, 3-2) will play at North Hardin (64, 4-1) in a rematch from Oct. 6, which North Hardin won 25-21 in Radcliff. Meade County, which has beat Central Hardin, Nelson County and Bullitt Central, — all 3-7 — isn’t the only team that’s turned its season around. North Hardin has won four of its last five games after losing three in a row. The loss — their only one in the district’s regular season — was at regular-season champion John Hardin (6-3, 5-0), 22-10. North Hardin Coach Joe Washington is fully aware of the way Meade County has been playing of late, and said that it is cause for alarm. “That’s a big concern for us because they’re a good ball club,” he said. “Their quarterback really makes things happen. When you have a QB who can do that, it gives the offense a lot of confidence. We have to put pressure on him and not let him get into any kind of a rhythm because he’s really the key to their offense.” Four weeks ago, North Hardin overcame a 21-18 fourth quarter deficit and won 25-21. Trojans running back Mark Terry manhandled

the Greenwave defense for 143 yards on 27 carries and four touchdowns. Meade County dominated in nearly every major statistical category but wasn’t able to overcome some costly penalties. North Hardin didn’t play its best game — losing four fumbles — but when it came time to win the game, it ran right at the Meade defense. Washington said his team has to forget that it won the first game because this is the playoffs and you never know what Meade County might do. “I remember quite well, in 2001, we beat them in the regular season and then they beat us in the second round of the playoffs, so you can’t overlook Meade County,” he said. “You never know about them because they had something different for us last time in the playoffs. They threw a double pass and the ball was in the air for so long, we couldn’t recover and we ended up losing the game.” Meade County Coach Larry Mofield said his team has to match or exceed what it did the first game against North Hardin to win. “It’s going to be a close game, I think, if we can contain their speed and athleticism …,” he said. “There were times when we did that the first game and times that we didn’t. On the flip side of that, you know you won’t shut a team like North Hardin out. They’ll score some points, so we have to score some too.” Mofield said the team’s threegame winning streak has helped with its confidence, but he doesn’t anticipate his team taking North Hardin lightly. “We’re smart enough to realize

Junior wide receiver Daniel Allen flattens Bullitt Central senior defensive back Jason Smith. Field conditions were horrible after three days of rain and players were covered in mud by the second quarter. the level of competition we’re playing,” he said. “We’re not going to fear North, but we will respect them. You need a certain level of confidence. The thing that should keep us grounded is that they beat us the first time. Hopefully our kids will be hungry, but I’m not concerned about them being overconfident.” Mofield doesn’t expect North Hardin to change its game plan much tonight. “They give you a lot of different looks on defense and they run multiple offenses,” he said. “I think they will do some new things, but at this point in the year, teams look at going with what got you to this point.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Freshmen, JV success bode well

I think Tyler can really help us out in the defensive backfield, but by the time he’s a junior, he’s going to be a tremendous BRANDENBURG — The future ballplayer for us at quarterback.” looks bright for the Meade County LaVertu said he’s never had a group football program, as both the freshmen of freshmen who were as big as this and junior varsity teams won their year’s team. respective championships. “We have unbelievable size with The freshmen team finished its seathis bunch,” he said. “We had two kids son with an 8-2 record, defeating John that were 6-4, a 6-3 kid, a 6-2 kid and Hardin 6-0 on Oct. 26. three or four more that were 6-1. They According to freshmen team coach were — by far — the biggest freshmen J.P. LaVertu, holding John Hardin scoreclass that I’ve ever coached. It’s the less was quite an accomplishment. best offensive line group that we’ve “The kids did exceptionally well,” he said. “They improved tremendously had in a long time. They’ve got a lot of work to do in the weight room, but every week. The last two games of the size and number-wise, it’s the best season were shutouts, so the defense group we’ve had since I’ve been here really started clicking. John Hardin coaching freshmen. And they’re only was averaging 42 points per game, so going to get bigger and better.” shutting them out was really someThe JV team, coached by Bob Davis, thing special.” went 8-1 this year. It ended up avengThe freshmen team has played for ing its only loss — to North Hardin — the district championship the last three in the JV championship game, wining years and won twice, going 24-4 over 18-12 on Oct. 23. that period. Davis said it’s great experience for his “Three very solid groups back to players to get out and play — and sucback is a tremendous accomplishment ceed. in and of itself,” “It’s good for them LaVertu said. “It because it teaches means a ton to the them how to win,” he program because the said. “They have a lot kids are used to winof pride in winning ning. The kids that the championship.” have come through According to the last three years Davis, some teams are are winners and lacking when it comes they’re going to conto knowing what to tinue to get better do in crucial situayear after year, so the future is bright for Bob Davis, tions. “There are a lot of the program.” junior varsity coach teams out there that LaVertu played for just don’t know how to former coach Larry win, and it is an art,” French from 1988he said. “When you get behind, you have 1991, and was a team manager for legto know how to come back, and these are endary coach Roy Kidd at Eastern things that they’ve learned. They’ve had Kentucky University. the opportunity to go out and win and be LaVertu said the freshmen team runs successful. It’s always good to breed sucthe same schemes as the varsity team. cess and both the freshmen and JV teams “Everything is exactly the same,” he have done that.” said. “Our whole philosophy is to get Davis was proud of how his team them into our system, keep the same worked during the season without terminology, the same plays, blocking schemes and the defense. It’s a building having set aside practice time to learn specific plays. process. We want them to learn our “We don’t get any practice time as a system and the way we coach it, so team because they’re basically the hopefully, that will help us out in the scout teams for the varsity squad to future on the JV and varsity levels.” According to LaVertu, there are a lot practice against,” he said. “They get beat up all week and then they go out of players who have the opportunity, if there on Monday and get to play.” they keep practicing hard, to play a Davis said there were several playrole on next year’s varsity team. ers who will play on the varsity squad “I don’t know if we’ll have any one of next year, but only if “they work hard our freshmen starting on varsity at the during the off-season.” beginning of next year, but by the end of With the freshmen and JV teams the season, I can see four or five of them doing so well, some might think there contributing in some way,” he said. would be added pressure on the varsi“I think Brandean Kenealy is a guy ty to match that success. Davis said who can potentially step in and play on there is no added pressure, and having the offensive line next year,” LaVertu consuccessful underclassmen programs tinued. “We have two backs that I think can only be a good thing. can play next year in Tommy Arnold and “No, there’s no extra pressure,” he Kevin Grahm. Tyler Mattingly, our quarsaid. “It’s a different level and every terback, has already played some varsity time you go up a level, it’s more diffithis year, and he is going to be a great cult. Sometimes we cut the mustard, quarterback for us in the future. J.L. sometimes we don’t.” (Cannady) will be a senior next year, and

BY SHAUN T. COX

“It’s good for them because it teaches them how to win.”

Life in fast lane for local BY SHAUN T. COX

BRANDENBURG — One of the fastest cars in Kentucky can be found in Meade County. Pat Wheatley, of Wheatley Motor Co., is the proud owner of a 3,000-pound 1967 Camaro, which he has modified — to say the least — into an ultra-competitive street racer. “It’s what we call a back-half car,” said Wheatley, 55. “The car was built by K & B Race Cars down in Bowling Green, Ky., by Billy Webb, and he builds the best Outlaw 10.5 cars.” Ten-point-five is a reference to the tire

size, which are actually almost a foot wide. “It’s the newest thing going,” Wheatley said. “It started down south and it’s a fast class. The engine is a Fulton 706 cubic-inch motor and it has four stages of nitrous. It’s got what we call a Bruno Lenco transmission setup in it.” The car also has an on-board computer, which relays vital race statistics, such as the driveshaft speed, engine RPMs, nitrous pressure and exhaust temperatures. It’s a family affair at Wheatley Motor and Wheatley’s son, Patrick, 30, is also on the racing team. According to him, the Camaro is the fastest of its kind in the state, “so far as I know.”

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Fuel efficiency goes out the window with a car like this. “We’ll use two or three gallons in one eighth-mile pass,” Pat Wheatley said. “We’ll also use about six pounds of nitrous — which is a lot. Part of the trick is to know when to fire the nitrous. Every track is different and the person who can figure it out will win.” For those of you scoring at home, that’s between 16 and 24 gallons per mile, whereas most people probably get between 16 and 24 miles per gallon.

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Photo submitted by Pat Wheatley Brandenburg’s Pat Wheatley races his 1967 Camaro in the Outlaw Street Car Association, in which he finished first in the points standings this year.

Labonte making final start at Texas on Sunday

BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE

It’s a NASCAR career that has spanned 28 years, and one that will come to an official close this Sunday in the Nov. 5 Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bill Elliott and Mark Martin have both retired and come out of retirement for various reasons, but Terry Labonte said that he wouldn’t do that. There will be no spot duty in all-star events or cameos in the NASCAR, Busch or Craftsman Truck Series. When Labonte makes his

final turn around the 1.5-mile venue this Sunday, that will be it. “I’m looking forward to it,” Labonte said. “I’ve always enjoyed racing at Texas out there. It’s going to be a little bit different, I think, going out there knowing it’s your last race. I don’t know, I just felt like it was the right place for me to run my last race — in Texas.’’ As a Corpus Christi, Texas native, forgive the 49-year-old Texan if he just wants to end it where it all began. Of course, the speedway has only been around for a decade, but the Lone Star state is where Labonte first made

the connections that got him to North Carolina — and in a competitive Cup ride. “I was racing in Houston, Texas, actually, and I had the opportunity to meet Billy TERRY Hagen up LABONTE there,” Labonte said. “And it was through the promoter at the race track who introduced me to Billy, and Billy started sponsoring our car down

there in south Texas, and we raced in Houston and San Antonio. “He called one day and gave me the opportunity to move to North Carolina and run his Cup car five times that year. But I never really knew if I’d ever have the opportunity or not. You know, just racing the short tracks down there, it was a lot different back then.” Labonte said that it was much harder to follow racing when he was growing up because of the lack of coverage. “You didn’t go home on Sunday afternoon and watch

racing on TV,” Labonte said. “They weren’t on TV. You didn’t ride down the road listening to it on the radio because they weren’t on the radio, in Texas anyway. You’d look in the newspaper on Monday and see who won the race, and that was about it. The Texan will be making his 848th Cup start, but add in his 124 Busch starts, three truck starts and 27 IROC races and Sunday will make 1,000. Oh, and Labonte is one of an elite group of under 18 drivers who have won in each series. He handpicked his partial schedule of 16 races this

season. Over his career, Labonte has won two NEXTEL Cup championships (1984 and 1986), one IROC title, 11 Busch Series races and one Craftsman Truck Series event. Even though he eventually made 124 NASCAR Busch Series starts, Labonte won in his first-ever Busch start at Charlotte in 1985, wheeling the No. 17 Colonial Bread Pontiac for Darrell Waltrip. Buddy Shacklette is a graduate of Meade County High School and has covered NASCAR for the Daytona Beach News-Journal for the past 15 years.


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Ella Jane Roberts Adams

Ella Jane Roberts Adams, 90, of Louisville, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2006, at Twinbrook Nursing Home. She was a member of Poplar Level Church of God in Louisville. She was born in Flat Gap, Va., to Frank and Nervesta Bolling Roberts on June 19, 1916. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank; her mother, Nervesta; her husband, Everett; her son, James Everett (Lois); step-daughter, Eva Dale Adams; brothers, Arvil, Kenneth, Harlis, Erlest and Hillard; and one sister, Hazel. She is survived by her daughters: Rita Jewel (Don) Fitzgerald, Buckeye, Ariz.; Joy Fay (John) Atteberry, Louisville, and a step-daughter, Reba Morris, Richmond, Ind.; 3 sisters, Dorothy Richmond, Mae Campbell and Thelma Short, all of Muldraugh; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Visitation was at the Bruington-JenkinsSturgeon Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service following the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment was in Garnettsville Cemetery near Brandenburg.

Robert “Bobby” Lewis Barker

Robert Lewis Barker, 45, of Elizabethtown passed away Sunday Oct. 29, 2006, at his residence. Mr. Barker was an honorable Kentucky Colonel and HAM radio operator. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Dale and Katherine Marie Barker; a brother Gilbert Curtis Barker; and a sister, Lela Black. He is survived by his wife, Kaye Barker; two sons, Tim Hamm, William Emke; one daughter, Tawnya Emke, all of Elizabethtown; one brother, Clifford Barker (Mary) of Radcliff, KY; one sister, Joan Reynolds (Bill) of Glendale, KY; and several nieces & nephews There was a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home, Vine Grove, with brother Bill Ray officiating. Cremation was chosen by the family. Visitation began after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ann Parks Brashear

Ann Parks Brashear, 80, of Irvington, died Oct. 24, 2006, at Norton Health Care, Louisville. She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Webster, the daughter of Owen Meredith Parks and Ora Lee Norton

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Parks. She served as a secretary of the Irvington United Methodist Church for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Brashear. Mrs. Brashear is survived by her son, Eddie Brashear, Vallejo, Calif.; two daughters, Beverly Poole, Ekron, and Janice Brashear, Louisville; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. James Anderson Graves officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetary.

Sylvia Powell Chappell Sylvia Powell Chappell, 72, of Big Spring, died Oct. 25, 2006, at her residence. She was born Sept. 19, 1934, in Albany, the daughter of John Fowler Norris and Bina Appleby Norris. She was a former employee of the Tax Commissioner’s office in Louisville. She also worked as a substitute teacher and seamstress and was a member of Irvington Baptist Church. Mrs. Chappell is survived by her husband, Albert Chappell; two sons, Frank Powell, Bardstown, and Steve Powell, Rough River; two daughters, Sharon Powell, Louisville, and Susan Powell Carey, Tennessee; two stepchildren, Albert Chappell Jr., and Tina Lindsey, both of Louisville; four sisters, Creola Blevins and Ruth Loller, both of Indiana, and Laura Wooten and Darlene Dooley, both of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Oct. 28 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home. Burial was in Custer Cemetary.

Irma Watts Hoffman

Irma Watts Hoffman, 85, of Ekron died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at her residence. She was a member of Muldraugh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Hoffman; her daughter, Susan Watts Shumate Wyant; three brothers, James R. Watts, William “Monk” Watts and John Watts; two sisters, Ann Heiberg and Lorraine Schlink. She is survived by her son, Jay Shumate, Ekron; three grandchildren, Emilie Wilson, Brandenburg, Nathan and Luke Shumate, both of

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Funeral services were at noon Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with interment to follow in Garnettsville Cemetery. Visitation was 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Ella Jane Roberts Adams

Ella Jane Roberts Adams, 90, of Louisville, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2006, at Twinbrook Nursing Home. She was a member of Poplar Level Church of God in Louisville. She was born in Flat Gap, Va., to Frank and Nervesta Bolling Roberts on June 19, 1916. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank; her mother, Nervesta; her husband, Everett; her son, James Everett (Lois); step-daughter, Eva Dale Adams; brothers, Arvil, Kenneth, Harlis, Erlest and Hillard; and one sister, Hazel. She is survived by her daughters: Rita Jewel (Don) Fitzgerald, Buckeye, Ariz.; Joy Fay (John) Atteberry, Louisville, and a step-daughter, Reba Morris, Richmond, Ind.; 3 sisters, Dorothy Richmond, Mae Campbell and Thelma Short, all of Muldraugh; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Visitation was at the Bruington-JenkinsSturgeon Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service following the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment was in Garnettsville Cemetery near Brandenburg.

Robert “Bobby” Lewis Barker

Robert Lewis Barker, 45, of Elizabethtown passed away Sunday Oct. 29, 2006, at his residence. Mr. Barker was an honorable Kentucky Colonel and HAM radio operator. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Dale and Katherine Marie Barker; a brother Gilbert Curtis Barker; and a sister, Lela Black. He is survived by his wife, Kaye Barker; two sons, Tim Hamm, William Emke; one daughter, Tawnya Emke, all of Elizabethtown; one brother, Clifford Barker (Mary) of Radcliff, KY; one sister, Joan Reynolds (Bill) of Glendale, KY; and several nieces & nephews There was a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home, Vine Grove, with brother Bill Ray officiating. Cremation was chosen by the family. Visitation began after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ann Parks Brashear

Ann Parks Brashear, 80, of Irvington, died Oct. 24, 2006, at Norton Health Care, Louisville. She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Webster, the daughter of Owen Meredith Parks and Ora Lee Norton

Parks. She served as a secretary of the Irvington United Methodist Church for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Brashear. Mrs. Brashear is survived by her son, Eddie Brashear, Vallejo, Calif.; two daughters, Beverly Poole, Ekron, and Janice Brashear, Louisville; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. James Anderson Graves officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetary.

Sylvia Powell Chappell Sylvia Powell Chappell, 72, of Big Spring, died Oct. 25, 2006, at her residence. She was born Sept. 19, 1934, in Albany, the daughter of John Fowler Norris and Bina Appleby Norris. She was a former employee of the Tax Commissioner’s office in Louisville. She also worked as a substitute teacher and seamstress and was a member of Irvington Baptist Church. Mrs. Chappell is survived by her husband, Albert Chappell; two sons, Frank Powell, Bardstown, and Steve Powell, Rough River; two daughters, Sharon Powell, Louisville, and Susan Powell Carey, Tennessee; two stepchildren, Albert Chappell Jr., and Tina Lindsey, both of Louisville; four sisters, Creola Blevins and Ruth Loller, both of Indiana, and Laura Wooten and Darlene Dooley, both of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Oct. 28 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home. Burial was in Custer Cemetary.

Irma Watts Hoffman

Irma Watts Hoffman, 85, of Ekron died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at her residence. She was a member of Muldraugh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Hoffman; her daughter, Susan Watts Shumate Wyant; three brothers, James R. Watts, William “Monk” Watts and John Watts; two sisters, Ann Heiberg and Lorraine Schlink. She is survived by her son, Jay Shumate, Ekron; three grandchildren, Emilie Wilson, Brandenburg, Nathan and Luke Shumate, both of

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James Lamar Jones

James Lamar Jones, 86, of Ekron, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at his home. He taught school for 21 years at Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mary Belle Jones; his sister, Pauline Ray; two brothers, Charles and Leroy Jones; and his half-brother, Raymond Jones Jr. He is survived by nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and a great-great-nephew. The funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Flaherty with the Rev. Paul Beach officiating. Burial was in the St. Martin Catholic Church Cemetery in Vine Grove. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Vine Grove. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.

Ernest E. Phillips

Mr. Ernest E. Phillips, 71, of Guston, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at his residence. He was born December 21, 1934, the son of Ervin and Mary Harvel Phillips of Duncan, Okla. He served in the 181st Army Airborne for 12 years and finished his military career in the Air Force with 28 years’ service. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Louisville after 30 years. Mr. Phillips was a deacon at New Highland Baptist Church; a 36-year member of Harrison Lodge, #122 F&AM; a 35- year member of J.R. Dink Chapter 347 O.E.S., where he was a former Worthy Patron; worked as a guard at Fort Knox; and, worked for KY Land Company for three years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Verna Mae Smith Phillips; one son, Randy (Sarah) Phillips, Guston; a granddaughter, Haylee Phillips; and four brothers, James Phillips, St. Simon, Ga., Edward (Mary) Phillips, Andrews, Texas, Ewell Phillips, Duncan, Okla., and Noel Douglas Phillips, Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Billy D. Marcum, officiating. Burial was Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in Lebanon National Cemetery, with full military honors.

Bertha Lee Pollock

Bertha Lee Pollock, 88, Webster, died Oct. 26, 2006, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Irvington, the daughter of Carl Chappell and Anna Murphey Chappell. She was a homemaker, a member of Raymond Baptist Church and a 1936 graduate of Irvington High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Pollock, and a daughter, Barbara Joyce. Mrs. Pollock is survived by six sons, Norman Pollock, Mike Pollock, and Danny Pollock, all of Webster, Carl Pollock, Hardinsburg, Jimmy Pollock, Harned, and Bobby Pollock, Brandenburg; 11 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 from Raymond Baptist Church. Burial was in Raymond Cemetery, directed by Alexander Funeral Home, Irvington.

Ella Mae Thornhill

Ella Mae Thornhill, 67, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown. She is survived by her husband, Delmar A. Thornhill; two daughters, Chandra Kay Lundy of Elizabethtown and Valerie Lynn Senteno of Washington; one son, Delmar Ray Thornhill of Elizabethtown; a brother, Harry Sheroan of Elizabethtown; one sister, Delma J. White of Vine Grove; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 p.m. Monday at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Vine Grove, with the Rev. Jimmy Baker officiating. Burial was in the Big Spring Methodist Church Cemetery in Big Spring, Ky. Visitation was Sunday from 5-8 p.m., and on Monday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.

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Friday, November 3 • Muldraugh PTO Fall Festival – 5-8 p.m., at Muldraugh Elementary. • Meade County Conservation District – 8:30 a.m. •Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 Saturday, November 4 • Farm Services Agency Board meeting at 8:30 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752

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 7:00 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. 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 more info call 422-2196 • Story Hour – at the Meade County Library at 10:30 a.m. • Riverport Authority meeting at the courthouse at 6:30 p.m. • Ekron City Commission Meeting in the city hall office at the fire department, 7:30 p.m.

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Evelyn Blaine Griffee Yates

Mrs. Evelyn Blaine Griffee Yates, 95, of Brandenburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Hardinsburg, Ky. Mrs. Yates was born Aug. 11, 1911, the daughter of Fairleigh and Reldia Ann Griffee. She was a member of Meade County Homemakers for more than 50 years, St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and St. John’s Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Yates and a son, William J. Yates. She is survived by two children, Elizabeth (Kenny) Embry, Irvington, and Fairleigh (Alice) Yates, Brandenburg; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Yates, Brandenburg; 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, Oct. 28, from St. John the Apostle Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Beach, officiating. Burial was in St. George Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Nathan Yates, Scott Durham, David Durham, Josh Hardesty, Jim Hardesty, Joe Yates, Shawn Hardesty, Adam Robinson, Todd Allen and Jared Yates.

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James Lamar Jones

James Lamar Jones, 86, of Ekron, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at his home. He taught school for 21 years at Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mary Belle Jones; his sister, Pauline Ray; two brothers, Charles and Leroy Jones; and his half-brother, Raymond Jones Jr. He is survived by nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and a great-great-nephew. The funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Flaherty with the Rev. Paul Beach officiating. Burial was in the St. Martin Catholic Church Cemetery in Vine Grove. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Vine Grove. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.

Ernest E. Phillips

Mr. Ernest E. Phillips, 71, of Guston, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at his residence. He was born December 21, 1934, the son of Ervin and Mary Harvel Phillips of Duncan, Okla. He served in the 181st Army Airborne for 12 years and finished his military career in the Air Force with 28 years’ service. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Louisville after 30 years. Mr. Phillips was a deacon at New Highland Baptist Church; a 36-year member of Harrison Lodge, #122 F&AM; a 35- year member of J.R. Dink Chapter 347 O.E.S., where he was a former Worthy Patron; worked as a guard at Fort Knox; and, worked for KY Land Company for three years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Verna Mae Smith Phillips; one son, Randy (Sarah) Phillips, Guston; a granddaughter, Haylee Phillips; and four brothers, James Phillips, St. Simon, Ga., Edward (Mary) Phillips, Andrews, Texas, Ewell Phillips, Duncan, Okla., and Noel Douglas Phillips, Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Billy D. Marcum, officiating. Burial was Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in Lebanon National Cemetery, with full military honors.

Bertha Lee Pollock

Bertha Lee Pollock, 88, Webster, died Oct. 26, 2006, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Irvington, the daughter of Carl Chappell and Anna Murphey Chappell. She was a homemaker, a member of Raymond Baptist Church and a 1936 graduate of Irvington High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Pollock, and a daughter, Barbara Joyce. Mrs. Pollock is survived by six sons, Norman Pollock, Mike Pollock, and Danny Pollock, all of Webster, Carl Pollock, Hardinsburg, Jimmy Pollock, Harned, and Bobby Pollock, Brandenburg; 11 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 from Raymond Baptist Church. Burial was in Raymond Cemetery, directed by Alexander Funeral Home, Irvington.

Ella Mae Thornhill

Ella Mae Thornhill, 67, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown. She is survived by her husband, Delmar A. Thornhill; two daughters, Chandra Kay Lundy of Elizabethtown and Valerie Lynn Senteno of Washington; one son, Delmar Ray Thornhill of Elizabethtown; a brother, Harry Sheroan of Elizabethtown; one sister, Delma J. White of Vine Grove; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 p.m. Monday at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Vine Grove, with the Rev. Jimmy Baker officiating. Burial was in the Big Spring Methodist Church Cemetery in Big Spring, Ky. Visitation was Sunday from 5-8 p.m., and on Monday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.

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Friday, November 3 • Muldraugh PTO Fall Festival – 5-8 p.m., at Muldraugh Elementary. • Meade County Conservation District – 8:30 a.m. •Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 Saturday, November 4 • Farm Services Agency Board meeting at 8:30 a.m. • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752

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 7:00 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. 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 more info call 422-2196 • Story Hour – at the Meade County Library at 10:30 a.m. • Riverport Authority meeting at the courthouse at 6:30 p.m. • Ekron City Commission Meeting in the city hall office at the fire department, 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 8 • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 • Yoga at the Meade County Library at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. • David T. Wilson Elementary SBDM, 3:15 p.m. • Muldraugh Elementary SBDM, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9 • Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. at Payneville Elementary • Flaherty SBDM in the library at 3:30 p.m.

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Evelyn Blaine Griffee Yates

Mrs. Evelyn Blaine Griffee Yates, 95, of Brandenburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Hardinsburg, Ky. Mrs. Yates was born Aug. 11, 1911, the daughter of Fairleigh and Reldia Ann Griffee. She was a member of Meade County Homemakers for more than 50 years, St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and St. John’s Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Yates and a son, William J. Yates. She is survived by two children, Elizabeth (Kenny) Embry, Irvington, and Fairleigh (Alice) Yates, Brandenburg; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Yates, Brandenburg; 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, Oct. 28, from St. John the Apostle Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Beach, officiating. Burial was in St. George Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Nathan Yates, Scott Durham, David Durham, Josh Hardesty, Jim Hardesty, Joe Yates, Shawn Hardesty, Adam Robinson, Todd Allen and Jared Yates.

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Buddy Reesor Former Meade County Jail Administrator

Steve Whitten Candidate Meade County Jailer

Why I support Steve Whitten for Jailer: Experienced Professional: Steve has been a supervisor at Kentucky State Penitentiary. He has developed and implemented multi-million dollar budgets in private industry. He will get our jail out of the red and make it profitable. Training: Steve has received hundreds of hours of training through the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Vision: Steve has a workable, realistic plan to get our jail operating in the black. Community Commitment: Steve will put inmates back to work clearing litter from our roadways and maintaining public grounds.

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• Rosemary and I have been married for 30 years. We were blessed with a son, Terry, and a daughter, Leslie. • I am 57 years old, I graduated from Meade County High School in 1967. • I served in the U.S. Army from 19691970. • I attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and graduated in 1977 with a B.A. in Speech and Government. • I retired from U.S. Civil Service with 29 years, working in utilities, 8 of which I was a supervisor. ab I hope you will give me the opportunity to serve as your Mayor. I am asking for your vote. Thank you.

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“They’ll add a wrinkle or two, but when it comes down to time to try and win the game, they’ll line up in the wishbone and they’ll run right at us. You can’t make wholesale changes unless you’re just head and shoulders above everybody else.” Senior wide receiver Drew Stankiewicz said he and the team are looking forward to a rematch with a team they consider big rivals. “Ever since that first game, I’ve been waiting and hoping — not looking forward, past anyone — but North Hardin, that’s always a big game for us because we’re so close together,” he said. Mofield said there were things his team can take from its loss to North Hardin earlier in the year to help it this time. “If we can match what we did the first game, intensitywise and effort-wise — I know North Hardin will probably be better too — we should be in a position to win.” Washington said that his team has improved. “We’ve come a long way,” he said. “Our biggest improvement is probably on our offensive line — where we’re young — but our defense has also improved. That’s one of the things about me as a coach: It’s not acceptable if we don’t improve each week and get ourselves in a better position come playoff time.” While Mofield knows that North Hardin will be tougher, he said his team might be playing its best football now — when it matters most.

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When asked how much he had invested in the car, Pat Wheatley replied, “We don’t need to discuss that, it’s a very scary thought.” “But every weekend there will be a race that pays a minimum of $5,000,” he said. “There’s a race in March of next year that pays $100,000 to the winner. Last year they paid $50,000 and it went over so well, they’re doubling it this year. There will be a lot of fast cars there.” Wheatley said he wants to get in the race because he thinks his car is fast enough to be there. Pat Wheatley began racing many years ago and then gave it up. He said his son’s interest in racing rekindled his own. “I’ve been doing this since the mid- to late-’70s, got out of racing and didn’t get back in until five years ago,” Pat Wheatley said. “I turned 50 years old and I wanted to race again and decided if I didn’t do it now, it was going to be too late.” Getting a car in racing condition is a time-consuming process, sometimes taking years. “It took us these last five years just to get the car competitive,” Pat Wheatley said. “This has been a great year for us. We won the OSCA Championship.” Since 1999, the Outlaw Street Car Association has organized eighth-mile street car drag races at tracks in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The home track is located at U.S. 60 Raceway in Hardinsburg, Ky. Throughout the series, drivers accumulate points for the season championship — similar to NASCAR — which was decided after the race on Oct. 8.

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“I think we’ve gotten better,” he said. “We’ve been able to put together three wins and we’ve been able to do a lot of good things in those games, but there’s still a lot of things we can improve on and if we do that, we’ll be a pretty good football team.” According to Mofield, the rigors of a long season make finding new ways to motivate players difficult. But, at this point in the season, the drive should be there. Mofield said team chemistry is a big factor and he sees his guys coming together. Stankiewicz agreed, saying the seniors were a factor in bringing the team together. “Senior leadership helped,” he said. “After we lost those three-straight games, we finally started to step up and everybody came together as a team and we really started working together.” Mofield said seeing his boys come together is one of the most rewarding things about coaching. The third win in a row came last Friday at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville. Meade County dominated Bullitt Central, 49-0. If Meade County plays its home games in Death Valley, then Bullitt Central should change the name of its field to The Swamp. The Cougars (3-7, 0-5) were unable to get anything going offensively and finished with minus-5 yards. Bullitt Central failed to complete a pass to a player on its team on a wet, muddy field, while Meade County completed just five — three of which went for touchdowns. Mofield said field conditions were a major concern going in, but ended up having

little effect on the Greenwave’s ability to score. “It’s tough to play in those conditions,” he said. “It’s tough to hold onto the ball and get good footing. So I really thought the team that put up the first score, it might hold up the whole game. But we got the break that we wanted by winning the coin toss. We were able to kick off to them and hold them on that first possession.” The Greenwave did better than hold them. Senior linebacker Brandon Dunn intercepted a pass over the middle to give Meade County a short field. That led to their first touchdown — a J.L. Cannady quarterback-keeper from the 1yard line — and the Greenwave never looked back. The Greenwave had seven first-half possessions and scored six touchdowns. The lone exception came after Cannady threw an interception. The Meade County defense had another stellar showing. What does holding a team to negative yardage for an entire game do for your confidence? “I think that speaks volumes,” Mofield said. Stankiewicz agreed and said it proves his team’s defense is “for real.” The Cougars also had trouble holding onto the ball, losing six fumbles. Meade County intercepted two Bullitt Central passes for eight total turnovers. Senior safety Josh Stinnett intercepted a T. J. Flener pass early in the third quarter and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown — mercifully setting the clock in constant motion. Individual Statistics RUSHING—Meade County—Furnival 11-101, Brown 6-61, Wells 5-19, Harris 7-11, Leonhardt 1-4,

The Wheatleys were this season’s points champion. “It’s heads up racing, there’s no spot,” Pat Wheatley said. “Both cars leave at the same time and the first one there wins. That’s my kind of racing. When you go an eighth of a mile at 160 mph, there’s a lot of things happening, and they happen quick. It’s real racing.” Patrick Wheatley said it takes a lot of work between passes to keep the car in racing shape, but he enjoys spending time with

his father. When asked if dad was ever going to let Patrick drive the car, he said, “No, but I’ve got one of my own.” It is in a different class than what the elder Wheatley drives, so the two won’t race each other. That way, they can be there for each other when the other is racing. “We’ve come a long way with the car this year, and it’s been a struggle,” Pat Wheatley said. “But it’s been fun.”

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SHERIFF On Tuesday, November 7th, you the citizens of Meade County will be going to the election polls to vote for the candidates of your choice for the various political offices. In an election year, the campaigning by we, the candidates, becomes somewhat confusing to you, the voter. We the candidates, state what we intend to do to make your community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. During my campaign I have had the opportunity to meet with several of you on a personal basis to discuss what you want and need from the Meade County Sheriff’s Department. To those of you that I have not met with personally, I have attempted to state my priorities and goals by way of the local newspapers, campaign literature, and radio. As I have stated, I am not a politician, I am a Career Law Enforcement Officer. If I have not clearly gotten my message out to you, the voter, I apologize. I have enjoyed my time meeting with you , and campaigning for the office of Sheriff of Meade County. Through my campaigning, I have found that you, the citizens, are very dissatisfied with the way in which the current law enforcement of our county is being enforced. I hope that I have done my job as a candidate, to inform you of my intentions, goals, and plans for the future of the Sheriff’s Department. In my campaign effort to earn your vote, I have stated my experience level as a Career Law Enforcement Officer, knowledge of the law, and my commitment to improve the Sheriff’s Department and our community. My time and efforts to convince you, the voter, to select and support me as the most qualifiied candidate for Sheriff, is coming to a close. I hope I have earned your respect, trust, confidence, and your vote, in order to be able to serve you, the citizens of Meade County, as your Sheriff.

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M MA R K E T P L A C E The News Standard’s Hot Deal Marketplace Gets Results!

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