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BRANDENBURG — Sheriff Cliff Wise said he will demand a recount following his one-vote loss to Republican candidate William “Butch” Kerrick in Tuesday’s election. Kerrick wasn’t the only Republican to win a seat in the courthouse. County Attorney Darren Sipes was unseated by his former assistant, attorney Margaret Matney, who Sipes fired from his office in 2003. Unlike the race for sheriff, the race for county attorney is unquestionable, with
The News Standard/ CHARLES WESTMORELAND Sheriff Cliff Wise reviews election results at the Meade County Courthouse Tuesday night.
Voters glad races over REPORT
The general theme on Election Day was voters becoming weary of negative campaigning. “If all you can say is something negative and derogatory, what is your message?” said Angie Allen, 36, of Brandenburg. “(Politicians) aren’t getting their message out.” Ron Spearbecker, 68, shares the sentiment. “There’s too much slamming,” he said. “We still don’t know anything about our candidates — all the way from Congress on down because the information is questionable because all the things that they do to deceive us.” “We would like the candidates to say what they’re going to do, what platform they stand on, and not slam their opponents,” added Spearbecker’s wife, Betty, 68. Even less-experienced voters are wise to today’s harsh
campaigning tactics. Kyle Blanchard, 21, and Amanda Keys, 20, said they quit listening to politicians because it seemed their only motive was to make their opponent look bad. In Muldraugh the mayoral mudslinging has finally come to an end with incumbent Danny Tate defeating Linda Toler for mayor in what was perhaps the most heated city election in Meade County. “This is a great win for the city of Muldraugh,” Tate said. “I knew there were smart people here.” Tate gained 191 votes (65.41 percent) to Toler’s 101 votes (34.59 percent). Tate believes Toler’s campaign helped his own. “She was my best campaign manager,” he said. “I proved her lies about me wrong by taking the facts door-to-door.”
Irregularity noted at poll STAFF REPORT
County Clerk Katrina Fitzgerald does not expect any problems over a voting irregularity Tuesday at Meade County High School. Darrell Mattingly, 49, of Brandenburg, noticed a potential problem in the voting process at the Brandenburg West precinct. According to Mattingly, there were two lines of at least 30 people who signed the voting roster and were waiting to vote. “There was no control over who was voting when and
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where,” Mattingly said. “I could have gone back and voted in either one of those lines.” He went through the line with his wife without signing in, because he thought he might have to leave to pick up his grandson. “I could have voted when she did without even signing in,” Mattingly said. He reported the discrepancy to the county clerk and to Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s office.
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Meade County, Kentucky Volume 1 No. 5
Sheriff to demand recount County attorney loses in first challenged re-election bid
Friday, November 10, 2006
Obituaries........6 Mark Coppage, 49 Kenneth Drury Jr., 31 Helen Fogle, 69 Sparks Giles, 93 Morris Knott, 72 Shirley Stankiewicz, 71 Ethel Wardrip, 82
Results of the election listed precinct by precinct for each race. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Matney gaining 54 percent of the votes. Kerrick, who wanted to hire Wise as a rookie policeman more than 20 years ago, will now be his successor. But even though the polls are closed, Wise said he isn’t ready to hang up his hat just yet after just one term in office. “(The race) is just too close,” he said. “If things were reversed, I’m sure (Kerrick) would do the same thing.” Wise must submit a letter requesting a recount by 4 p.m. Nov. 14 to the county clerk’s office. The recount would be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the county courthouse. Kerrick said he will be present at the recount, but if the outcome changes, he’ll bring in outside sources
to ensure fairness. “It isn’t true when people say, ‘My vote won’t count,’” he said. “I thought it would be a close race, but not that close. Even though it was only by one vote, the people spoke and said they wanted me. I want to thank everyone for coming out to vote for the future of Meade County.” County Clerk Katrina Fitzgerald said the votes were counted four times by different election officials Tuesday night, and each time Kerrick edged out Wise, 4,277 votes to 4,276. “We had an official book in the back … and wrote down the totals that way,” she said. “I just wanted to make sure everything balanced out right.” A new sheriff in town Kerrick said his first priority after
taking office in January would be to evaluate the budget and determine if there is money to hire more deputies. He also will look for a new chief deputy and review employees under the current administration. Kerrick also pledged to run a scandal-free office. “There will be no cover-ups during my administration,” he said. “I don’t do favors, I don’t care who you are or how much money you have.” Voter Patricia Stewart may have been the vote that made the difference for Kerrick. “I think he’d be a good change for Meade County,” she said. “It’s been all about who you know, who’s your
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And the winners are... JUDGE/EXECUTIVE Theresa Padgett (R) 3,702 42.95%
Harry Craycroft (D) 57.05% 4,918
Margaret L. Matney (R) 4,653 54.46% Darren A. Sipes (D) 3,891 45.54%
William “Butch” Kerrick (R)
4,277 50.01% Clifford L. Wise (D) 4,276 49.99%
Steve Witten (R) 3,868 45.24% Troy Seelye (D) 54.76% 4,682
MAYOR – CITY OF MULDRAUGH Linda W. Toler 101 34.59% Danny Joe Tate 65.41% 191
The News Standard/MATTHEW TUNGATE Ray Smith, 74, of Brandenburg votes with his great-grandson Jessie Tyler, 7, of Flaherty, Tuesday at Meade County High School.
Judge blocks Gov. Fletcher from courtroom
BY MATTHEW TUNGATE
BRANDENBURG — Gov. Ernie Fletcher received a cold — or exceedingly warm — reception last week when he arrived at the Meade County Courthouse to deliver two grants totaling nearly $175,000, only to find he was locked out of the courtroom. So Fletcher, local and state officials and about 50 others passed the checks in the overheated hallway outside the courtroom. If Fletcher felt any slight by being left out in the heat, he hasn’t said anything to his staff, according to his press secretary, Jodi Whitaker.
“As far as we’re concerned, it was a great event,” Whitaker said. Circuit Court Judge Sam Monarch said a misunderstanding led him to order the courtroom not be used for the check-passing, saying he thought the Republican governor was coming for a political rally. “It’s unfortunate it happened,” he said. He said Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Medley told him about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, that the Fletcher was coming to the county the next day and the judge would have to vacate the courtroom at 6 p.m. so it could be secured “for a
MAYOR – CITY OF BRANDENBURG
Bonnie McNally Oblander 128 16.69% David W. Pace 347 45.24% Bradley Johnston 292 38.07%
The News Standard/PHOTOGRAPHER NAME Gov. Ernie Fletcher talked with Faye Miller of Guston during a check passing Nov. 1. rally-type thing, or something of that nature.” Monarch said he met with Judge/Executive William Haynes and explained there was a trial set for Wednesday, Nov. 1, “and most trials, they run until 7 or 8 or 9 o’clock.”
Monarch said the Administrative Office of the Courts rents the courtroom and office space in the courthouse, and he told Haynes
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Friday, November 10, 2006
Adversaries should focus on solutions
he election has passed but its legacy will live on. It will live on in the decisions of these elected officials. It will live on in the jobs created (or lost) by their policies. And it will live on in the ideas that have been raised. Hopefully, it will live on in the way one-time opponents now learn to come together, setting aside their differences for the common good. It is difficult to do. It is hard for the winners in the election to acknowledge that their opponent may have had some good ideas. But the smart politicians will do exactly that, for out of conflict comes resolution. And conflict is not inherently bad. Without conflict there is no discussion, no compromise, no improvements or advancement. Without conflict, there is no growth. There certainly has been conflict during this election. There has been conflict over how towns have been and should be run; how the county taxes its residents and uses the proceeds; how justice is meted out; and how to bring the right kinds of businesses to the county. But underneath it all, one conflict ties all of these together: how to change the county for the better while keeping the characteristics that make it good already. Some candidates leaned toward keeping the status quo while others pushed for change. Some were subtle in their suggestions while others scraped their nails down the blackboard. Now the voters have spoken. Should the defeated simply walk away, resigned that their message fell on deaf ears — or at least too few to make a difference? Should the victors ignore all the voters who didn’t vote for them? The answer to both is no. Defeated candidates need to continue to stay a part of the political process by attending meetings and public forums, continuing to fight for their ideas. And winners need to examine those ideas to use the best ones to help meet the needs of that disenfranchised minority that voted against them. Most importantly, both sides need to work civilly for the common good. Disagreement is natural, as there are many sides to an issue. But all parties need to realize they are on the same team wanting the same goal — a better Meade County. Those who really want a better Meade County will seek new ideas, debate their merits, and work together to reach consensus.
Two parties, no choices Sen. Mitch McConnell was in town rallying the troops last Friday for the then-upcoming election. The Senate Whip, the No. 2 man in the party, was stumping for Rep. Ron Lewis. He told the faithful at Meade County Republican Headquarters they needed to work hard to get out the vote to keep both houses of Congress in Republican hands. He noted that Lewis was part of a special election that started the “Republican Revolution” in 1994. “We’re not going backward,” he said. In fact, the GOP is making advances in local politics. Despite its recent history of voting solidly Republican nationally, most local offices — statewide and in Meade County — are still held by Democrats. McConnell noted the party of the elephant has the governorship and a record number of county officials — including the judge/executive in Hardin and Shelby counties. “Kentucky now is a competitive two-party state,” he said. Meade County, apparently, is still not that competitive, with Republicans happy to win three local races. This is the largest number of
Republicans running for office in recent memory, and some offices — including property tax administrator, circuit court clerk and county clerk — were uncontested. And even though few won, many in the GOP will take solace in the fact that “every journey begins with one step,” and this is likely only the beginning. Even when Republicans begin to make serious inroads into Meade County politics, little will change. Local Democrats aren’t that different from local Republicans. That’s because on issues of national interest, most rural Kentuckians
feel the same. How many Meade Countians are pro-choice, or believe religion should be taken out of our public institutions, or that freedom of speech protects flag-burning, or that suspected terrorists have rights too? Those issues aren't really determined at the local level anyway. Local Democrats have always supported farmers over developers, the working poor over wealthy businessowners, governmental intervention over marketplace self-management. Locally, Democrats have been about using taxes communally to the betterment of all. That’s how roads get paved for those without clout, not just new developments and industrial parks, for instance. But Republican ideals are starting to trickle down — in the Ronald Reagan sense — to local residents. More conservative rural residents believe in curtailing illegal immigration while keeping an active and imperialistic military; in keeping God in our schools and political institutions; and keeping marriage between only a man and a woman. In local politics — in Meade and beyond — there are really only two choices: Republicans and Republicans who call themselves Democrats.
Odds are we can build interest in elections
Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany recently admitted that his government had accomplished “nothing” and that he had “lied morning, noon and night” to get reelected. Finally, a tangible sign that American-style democracy is taking hold! I admit to being skeptical about President Bush’s “freedom agenda,” but it’s clearly working in Hungary. Sadly, there is one country where democracy is slipping away: America. The problem is Americans are already burdened with so many decisions — what songs to add to their iPods, what brand of bottled water to drink, the best phone plan, etc. — that they have neither the time nor the inclination to vote. One state aims to reverse that trend. Arizona has come up with a plan — this is for real — under which voters would be eligible for a $1 million lottery, just for casting a ballot. This scheme goes to what political scientists see as the heart of the problem.
You go vote, and what’s your reward? You might help elect someone to Congress, which has less standing with the public than Paris Hilton. Not everybody favors the Arizona plan. The Arizona Chamber on Commerce and Industry said the reward would encourage people to vote “even if they are completely uninformed and uninterested.” And their point is? Even more bizarre, one person was quoted as saying that voting was a “privilege” and that the plan amounted to a “bribe.” I can’t be certain, but my impression was that the person was trying to cast the word “bribe” in a negative light. In fact, bribes have a long and honored tradition in American politics. Local bosses, with the aid of a 5 or 10 dollar bill or a pint of booze, used to work on election days to inform and interest voters about the democratic process. Election laws, of course, are much stricter now, so much so that the only ones allowed to accept bribes are
members of Congress. Is it so surprising that interest in politics has waned? Here are some ideas to bring the “fun” back to politics. Candidate scratch cards — The Pennsylvania Lottery, for example, has a big “Keep on Scratching” campaign for its lottery scratch cards. Let’s “keep on scratching” for candidates and cash prizes! Voters would receive cards with both candidates and cash prizes. If you scratched and found a candidate’s face, of course, you’d be a loser. But you could just as easily win $25 or $50 — or more if that’s what it takes to keep American democracy thriving. Another idea is voting/betting parlors. These could help alleviate one of the main problems with modern elections: Voters aren’t rooting for either candidate. Voters in the booth would see an array of candidates and the latest odds, just like a horse race.
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By adding minor-party candidates, the “freedom” parlors also could offer exciting “exacta” and “trifecta” wagering. Another addition could be a point or “vote spread.” That way, even a candidate with no chance of winning could still “beat the spread” and come home a winner for his supporters.
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Precinct by precinct results 22 70.97% 26 49.06% 31 54.39% 20 47.62% 9 29.03% 27 50.94% 26 45.61% 22 52.38%
16 36.36% 26 65.00% 9 25.71% 15 44.12% 4 14.81% 11 23.91% 28 63.64% 14 35.00% 26 74.29% 19 55.88% 23 85.19% 35 76.09%
22 43.14% 29 50.00% 5 19.23% 29 56.86% 29 50.00% 21 80.77%
24 58.54% 17 41.46%
16 41.03% 23 58.97%
44 39.64% 67 60.36%
348 42.70% 467 57.30%
STRAIGHT TICKET Republican Party Democratic Party
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8 30.77% 10 30.30% 10 47.62% 18 69.23% 23 69.70% 11 52.38%
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE (R) Ron Lewis 4,566 53.67% 181 51.42% 255 55.08% 214 55.15% (D) Mike Weaver 3,941 46.33% 171 48.58% 208 44.92% 174 44.85%
103 60.95% 318 52.22% 544 58.24% 263 55.02% 207 53.08% 197 55.97% 292 47.56% 299 55.89% 230 51.92% 252 50.50% 273 58.33% 246 55.28% 171 42.54% 166 51.55% 199 57.85% 156 52.00% 66 39.05% 291 47.78% 390 41.76% 215 44.98% 183 46.92% 155 44.03% 322 52.44% 236 44.11% 213 48.08% 247 49.50% 195 41.67% 199 44.72% 231 57.46% 156 48.45% 145 42.15% 144 48.00%
STATE REPRESENTATIVE (R) Gerry Lynn 3,962 45.85% 165 45.83% 210 43.48% 211 53.55% (D) Jeff Greer 4,679 54.15% 195 54.17% 273 56.52% 183 46.45%
95 56.55% 292 46.57% 498 52.98% 205 42.53% 181 45.48% 166 47.56% 260 41.94% 244 44.44% 194 42.73% 227 45.04% 206 44.02% 255 50.34% 147 35.25% 133 41.05% 156 44.32% 147 48.20% 73 43.45% 335 53.43% 442 47.02% 277 57.47% 217 54.52% 183 52.44% 360 58.06% 305 55.56% 260 57.27% 277 54.96% 262 55.98% 222 49.66% 270 64.75% 191 58.95% 196 55.68% 158 51.80%
COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY (D) Kenton Ritchie Smith 6,234 100%
111 100% 447 100%
CIRCUIT CLERK (D) Evelyn D. Medley
116 100% 489 100%
PROPERTY VALUATION ADMINISTRATOR (D) Mark Straney 6,496 100% 281 100%
115 100% 464 100%
COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE (R) Theresa Padgett 3,702 42.95% 128 35.36% 238 50.32% 182 46.19% (D) Harry Craycroft 4,918 57.05% 234 64.64% 235 49.68% 212 53.81%
104 61.90% 292 46.87% 468 49.79% 221 46.14% 174 43.18% 184 53.33% 205 32.96% 203 37.18% 150 33.04% 188 37.52% 202 43.16% 253 56.10% 128 31.14% 130 40.25% 142 40.69% 110 35.71% 64 38.10% 331 53.13% 472 50.21% 258 53.86% 229 56.82% 161 46.67% 417 67.04% 343 62.82% 304 66.96% 313 62.48% 266 56.84% 198 43.90% 283 68.86% 193 59.75% 207 59.31% 198 64.29%
COUNTY ATTORNEY (R) Margaret L. Matney (D) Darren A. Sipes
4,653 54.46% 153 43.22% 286 59.46% 219 55.87% 3,891 45.54% 201 56.78% 195 40.54% 173 44.13%
97 58.08% 350 57.10% 495 53.46% 262 54.81% 214 54.04% 209 61.11% 269 44.32% 280 51.19% 231 51.56% 276 55.31% 262 56.71% 279 61.59% 229 56.68% 202 62.54% 187 54.05% 153 50% 70 41.92% 263 42.90% 431 46.54% 216 45.19% 182 45.96% 133 38.89% 338 55.68% 267 48.81% 217 48.44% 223 44.69% 200 43.29%174 38.41% 175 43.32% 121 37.46% 159 45.95% 153 50%
COUNTY CLERK (D) Katrina Fitzgerald
117 100% 480 100%
SHERIFF (R) William “Butch” Kerrick 4,277 50.01% 148 41.11% 272 56.20% 202 51.14% (D) Clifford L. Wise 4,276 49.99% 212 58.89% 212 43.80% 193 48.86%
93 56.71% 339 54.41% 506 54.29% 225 46.68% 181 45.59% 169 48.84% 263 43.40% 267 49.54% 226 50.22% 71 43.29% 284 45.59% 426 45.71% 257 53.32% 216 54.41% 177 51.16% 343 56.60% 272 50.46% 224 49.78%
JAILER (R) Steve Whitten (D) Troy Seelye
90 52.94% 317 51.38% 482 51.88% 223 45.88% 164 42.05% 165 47.55% 223 36.62% 218 39.85% 203 45.52% 236 47.11% 197 42.09% 234 52.58% 160 39.60% 170 52.63% 141 41.23% 131 41.99% 80 47.06% 300 48.62% 447 48.12% 263 54.12% 226 57.95% 182 52.45% 386 63.38% 329 60.15% 243 54.48% 265 52.89% 271 57.91% 211 47.42% 244 60.40% 153 47.37% 201 58.77 181 58.01%
3,868 45.24% 136 37.88% 214 46.22% 164 41.84% 4,682 54.76% 223 62.12% 249 53.78% 228 58.16%
255 51% 245 49%
241 52.39% 261 57.36% 171 43.18% 168 51.85% 147 42.98% 143 47.99% 219 47.61% 194 42.64% 225 56.82% 156 48.15% 195 57.02% 155 52.01%
CORONER (D) William R. “Billy” Adams6,848 100%
116 100% 499 100%
COUNTY SURVEYOR (D) Timothy W. Smith
111 100% 443 100%
MAGISTRATE – First Magisterial District (D) James Anthony Staples437 45.57% (R) Thomas J. Goddard 522 54.43% CONSTABLE – First Magisterial District (D) Henry Bailey 763 100%
20 64.52% 203 46.77% 148 42.17% 11 35.48% 231 53.23% 203 57.83% 29 100%
66 46.15% 77 53.85% 114 100%
MAGISTRATE – Second Magisterial District (R) John Eugene Jones 784 49.03% 43 49.43% (D) Herbert “Herbie” Chism II815 50.97% 44 50.57%
265 43.44% 476 52.77% 345 56.56% 426 47.23%
CONSTABLE – Second Magisterial District (D) Charlie Reesor 1,157 100% 63 100% MAGISTRATE – Third Magisterial District (R) Joe P. Bewely 542 42.81% (D) Mark D. Hubbard 724 57.19%
21 45.65% 25 54.35%
CONSTABLE – Third Magisterial District (D) C. H. “Hank” Schaffner 914 100%
637 100% 217 45.21% 133 33.50% 171 49.85% 263 54.79% 264 66.50% 172 50.15% 356 100%
MAGISTRATE – Fourth Magisterial District (R) Mark Burnett 555 33.19% 27 24.77% (D) Tony Staples 1,117 66.81% 82 75.23%
185 31.36% 177 32.66% 166 38.52% 405 68.64% 365 67.34% 265 61.48%
CONSTABLE – Fourth Magisterial District (D) Jason Fore 1,270 100%
MAGISTRATE – Fifth Magisterial District (R) Steve Wardrip 764 52.22% (D) Harold E. Davidson 699 47.78%
24 50% 24 50%
CONSTABLE – Fifth Magisterial District (D) John H. Plemmons Jr. 1,027 100%
MAGISTRATE – Sixth Magisterial District (R) Stanley Bennett 447 31.61% (D) Randall Hardesty 967 68.39%
13 38.24% 21 61.76%
110 26.57% 148 46.69% 90 26.24% 86 28.10% 304 73.43% 169 53.31% 253 73.76% 220 71.90%
CONSTABLE – Sixth Magisterial District (R) Phillip Wimpee 618 45.71% (D) James “J.C.” Chism 734 54.29%
13 37.14% 22 62.86%
153 38.93% 195 61.32% 142 43.43% 115 41.22% 240 61.07% 123 38.68% 185 56.57% 164 58.78%
336 100% 255 51.10% 242 51.49% 243 54.48% 244 48.90% 228 48.51% 203 45.52% 349 100%
MEMBER BOARD OF EDUCATION – Second Educational District (NPS) Eugene Sheeran 712 100% 22 100%
MAYOR – City of Brandenburg ALL NPC Bonnie McNally Oblander 128 16.69% David W. Pace 347 45.24% Bradley Johnston 292 28.07%
9 16.98% 31 58.49% 13 24.53%
25 8.80% 166 58.45% 93 32.75%
94 21.86% 150 34.88% 186 43.26%
CITY COUNCIL – City of Brandenburg (NPC) Patricia Lusk 538 14.31% (NPC) Scotty Applegate 566 15.06% (NPC) Daniel W. Spink 231 6.15% (NPC) Mandy Sue Wayne 331 8.81% (NPC) Ronnie C. Joyner 441 11.73% (NPC) Margaret A. Love 494 13.14% (NPC) Ron Reinscheld 251 6.68% (NPC) Carol Nelson 416 11.07% (NPC) Bruce Fackler 491 13.06%
37 12.94% 47 16.43% 21 7.34% 22 7.69% 34 11.89% 32 11.19% 21 7.34% 34 11.89% 38 13.29%
203 14.61% 215 15.48% 72 5.18% 104 7.49% 176 12.67% 186 13.39% 108 7.78% 155 11.16% 170 12.24%
298 14.30% 304 14.59% 138 6.62% 205 9.84% 231 11.08% 276 13.24% 122 5.85% 227 10.89% 283 13.58%
CITY COMMISSIONERS – City of Ekron (NPC) Joyce McHolan 30 62.50% (NPC) Rose Betlej 18 37.50%
2 50% 2 50%
28 63.64% 16 36.36%
MAYOR – City of Muldraugh Linda Toler 101 34.59% Danny Joe Tate 191 65.41%
3 37.50% 5 62.50%
98 34.51% 186 65.49%
CITY COUNCIL – City of Muldraugh (NPC) Kenneth H. Toler 96 6.22% (NPC) Curtis Kelley 160 10.37% (NPC) Daniel Stout 96 6.22% (NPC) John C. Haynes 130 8.43% (NPC) Donnie Basham 148 9.59% (NPC) Ron Heschke 156 10.11% (NPC) Ruth Ann Beavers 96 6.22% (NPC) Ralph Lee 118 7.65% (NPC) Robert B. Sexton 52 3.73% (NPC) Irvin Davis 96 6.22% (NPC) Douglas L. Williams 73 4.73% (NPC) Brenda W. Carlberg 154 9.98% (NPC) Pat Reese 76 4.93% (NPC) Ronnie Lee Grammer92 5.96%
2 4.88% 2 4.88% 2 4.88% 4 9.76% 6 14.63% 4 4.96% 3 7.32% 3 7.32% 1 2.44% 4 9.76% 3 7.32% 4 9.76% 1 2.44% 2 4.88%
94 6.26% 158 10.52% 94 6.26% 126 8.39% 142 9.45% 152 10.12% 93 6.19% 115 7.66% 51 3.40% 92 6.13% 70 4.66% 150 9.99% 75 4.99% 90 5.99%
JUSTICE of the SUPREME COURT – 2nd Supreme Court District (NPJ) John D. Minton Jr. 5,244 100% 227 100% 288 100%
MEMBER BOARD OF EDUCATION – Third Educational District (NPS) Bryan Honaker 1,310 100% 88 100%
MAYOR – City of Ekron (NPC) Gwynne Ison
JUDGE of the COURT of APPEALS – 2nd Appellate District, 1st Division (NPJ) Jeff S. Taylor 5,080 100% 220 100% 255 100% 231 100%
JUDGE of the Court of APPEALS – 2nd Appellate District, 2nd Division (NPJ) Dwight T. Lovan 1,705 30.24% 67 26.48% 110 35.83% 62 23.40% (NPJ) Kelly Thompson 3,934 69.76% 186 73.52% 197 64.17% 203 76.60%
26 25.24% 125 31.73% 181 31.53% 106 32.72% 64 25.20% 66 29.46% 140 34.91% 117 32.77% 90 26.55% 108 32.93% 97 31.09% 87 30.63% 73 27.97% 45 20.27% 79 34.50% 62 29.81% 77 74.76% 269 68.27% 393 68.47% 218 67.28% 190 74.80% 158 70.54% 261 65.09% 240 67.23% 249 73.45% 220 67.07% 215 68.91% 197 69.37% 188 72.03% 177 79.73% 150 65.50% 146 70.19%
CIRCUIT JUDGE – 46th Judicial Circuit, 1st Division (NPJ) Bruce T. Butler 5,228 100% 231 100%
CIRCUIT JUDGE – 46th Judicial Circuit, 2nd Division (NPJ) Robert A. Miller 5,569 100% 254 100%
DISTRICT JUDGE – 46th Judicial District, 1st Division (NPJ) Tom Lively 5,287 100% 224 100%
DISTRICT JUDGE – 46th Judicial District, 2nd Division (NPJ) Shan F. Embry 5,273 100% 230 100%
Even though Tate and Toler disagree on nearly every issue, Toler was amicable toward her opponent following the loss and insists she never lied during her campaign. “I’m very proud of the people of Muldraugh,” she said. “I respect their opinions and I hope Danny does well. I congratulate him.” Tate wants to start his new term by pushing for several new buildings, including a new city hall, community center and protective shelter. He said he also will push for 24-hour police protection and does not foresee any tax increases in the near future. Elected to Muldraugh’s City Council were Curtis Kelley (10.37 percent), John Haynes (8.43 percent), Donnie Basham (9.59 percent), Ron Heschke (10.11 percent), Ralph Lee (7.65 percent) and Brenda Carlberg (9.98 percent). In another mayoral race, David Pace, chairman of the Brandenburg/Meade County Industrial Authority, will succeed Ronnie Joyner in Brandenburg. Joyner will continue to serve Brandenburg on the city council. Pace credits his victory to active campaigning and civic involvement. “I got out and went door-todoor across the whole city,” he said. “I was very active in many community events, which helps people know who I am.” Pace earned more than 45 percent of the votes against his opponents Bonnie McNally Oblander (16.69 percent) and city councilman Bradley Johnston (38.07 percent). “I want to thank the other candidates for a great race,” he
“I don’t care who wins or loses. I just want it to be fixed. I vote,” Mattingly said. Fitzgerald said she sent an official to correct the situation as soon as it was brought to her attention and doesn’t expect any major problems. “We compared the voter roster and the machine totals, and there was one more person who signed in than actually voted,” Fitzgerald said. “Election days are always hectic, but all in all it went really well.” As county clerk, it is Fitzgerald’s job to ensure elections go well. She follows guidelines specified by the state Board of Elections to allow the 17,231 registered voters in the county to vote fairly and accurately. This year, 8,954 people, or 51.89 percent, voted in the election. That far exceeds the state average of 37 percent for the last mid-term election, as reported by the Federal Election Commission. The first step to fair and accurate voting is the voting machines. According to Fitzgerald, Meade County uses two different types of voting machines. One is the tradition-
said. “Nobody said anything bad about anyone.” Pace hopes to get more residents of Brandenburg involved with city government by holding a “State of the City” address in early 2007. Pace said he will retain his position on the Industrial Board while he serves as mayor because the duel roles will benefit Brandenburg. “My position on the Industrial Board is not an issue,” he said. “What’s good for the Industrial Board is good for Brandenburg, and what’s good for Brandenburg is good for the board.” Joining Joyner (11.73 percent) on the City Council are Patricia Lusk (14.31 percent), Scotty Applegate (15.06 percent), Margaret Love (13.14 percent), Carol Nelson (11.07 percent) and Bruce Fackler (13.06 percent). Democrat Harry Craycroft won his race for county judge/executive, defeating Republican Theresa Padgett, a minority owner of The News Standard, with more than 57 percent of the votes. Craycroft could not be reached for comment. During an October debate, Craycroft was reluctant to announce his plans if elected, saying he doesn’t want to promise Meade County anything that could be shot down later in Fiscal Court. “I’m not going to make a bunch of promises I can’t keep,” he said. Craycroft said he is against lowering taxes because doing so would require cutting services. Craycroft also said he can only be as good as the magistrates voted to Fiscal Court. The 1st District magistrate will be Independent Thomas Goddard, who defeated Democrat Jamie Staples, with 522 votes to 437. Democrat Henry Bailey will serve as con-
al push-button machine that features a ballot identical to the paper ballot featured in the newspaper. The other is a new electronic machine that uses a rotary dial to select candidates and displays the ballot on a screen. “The Republican candidates are listed first on both machines because the sitting president is a Republican,” Fitzgerald said. Both machines record votes electronically on cartridges that can be loaded into computers at the county clerk’s office for tabulation. However, because this was this first year for this method of vote counting, the clerk’s office also counted the votes in the traditional way, using paper printouts of the votes. “The new system for counting votes worked flawlessly,” Fitzgerald said. “For the next election we may use only the computerized method.” Ensuring that each polling site is properly run is another step toward a fair election. Each Meade County polling site was monitored by four polling officers — two Republicans and two Democrats. Among the four, there are two judges, one police officer and a clerk, all of whom have a specific duty to ensure the poll runs smoothly and efficiently.
“I’m for Cliffy. He’s a good ol’ boy and he takes care of the poor people,” he said. In the county attorney’s race, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sipes lost his first contested race to retain his seat. He was friend, who’s not your friend.” unchallenged four years ago. Kerrick wants to crack down Neither Matney nor Sipes on Meade County’s drug probcould be reached for comment. lem. He wants Meade County But during the campaign, to join the Combined Counties Matney accused Sipes of being Drug Task Force along with unable to relate to average Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Meade County residents. Nelson and Bullitt counties. He Matney also criticized Sipes for also wants to increase the Drug moving his private practice into Awareness Resistance his courthouse office. She Education (DARE) programs in pledged to close her private Meade County schools, he said. practice while serving as county Kerrick said the best way to attorney. fight drugs is to educate chilSeveral voters said Tuesday dren. they had bad experiences with “If you can reach out and Sipes and were voting for impact just one child, it’s all Matney. worth it,” he said. Larry Coakley, 42, of For Kerrick, being elected Brandenburg, said he has been sheriff was a life-long dream, to Sipes’ office for “stupid stuff” starting more than 35 years ago that could have been resolved. when he worked in a three-man “They just want the money,” police department. Kerrick, 58, said he will retire Coakley said. “You need a county attorney who’s going to look from his job as a Louisville out for all people … . It seems Metro policeman and start like he targets poor people.” preparing for his new position. Crystal Vessels, 22, of Kerrick lost to Wise four Brandenburg, said she had to years ago in the Democratic prideal with Sipes when she was a mary. Kerrick switched parties child and her parents had a cuslast year. tody issue. Voter Oscar Schultz hopes “We went to see him on a the winner is reversed.
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stable after winning his race unopposed. In the 2nd District, Democrat Herbert Chism II narrowly defeated Republican John Jones, 815 votes to 784. Democrat Mark D. Hubbard defeated Republican challenger Joe Bewley, 724 votes to 542, in the 3rd Magisterial District. Democrat Tony Staples defeated Republican challenger Mark Burnett for the 4th Magisterial District seat, earning 1,117 votes to Burnett’s 555. The lone Republican winner in the magisterial races was Steve Wardrip, who won 764 votes compared to Democrat Harold Davidson’s 699 votes. Democrat Randall Hardesty defeated Republican Stanley Bennett in the 6th Magisterial District by a count of 967 to 447. The only opposed race for constable was between Democrat James “J.C.” Chism and Republican Phillip Wimpee in the 6th Magisterial District. Chism won by a count of 734 votes to 618. The majority of judicial positions also went unopposed. The only competition was between Kelly Thompson, who defeated Dwight Lovan in Meade County with nearly 70 percent of the votes for judge of the Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate District, 2nd Division. Democrat Troy Seelye will serve another term as jailer by defeating Republican challenger Steve Whitten with more than 54 percent of the votes. Seelye could not be reached for comment. Whitten said he ran for jailer because he was dissatisfied with the way Seelye ran things, citing money unaccounted for in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Whitten also criticized Seelye for housing a man living as a woman with women for eight months in 2003. He had said he would increase the
Juanita Hall, 57, of Webster, has served as a clerk in the Payneville precinct in every election since 1991. She takes her job seriously. “We had training Oct. 20 at Stuart Pepper Middle School, where we are shown the new machines,” Hall said. “Then we are all sworn in for the job.” The Help America Vote Act is another means to ensure fairness in the voting process. Under the law, polling locations cannot have gravel parking lots, steps higher than half an inch or doors that are difficult to open. As a result, Meade County recently moved the polling location of several of its 18 precincts to locations farther from the precinct. All of the polling locations were moved to local schools that already meet the standards laid out by the voting act. Guaranteeing a fair and accurate election comes at a price. According to Fitzgerald, Meade County spends between $21,000 and $25,000 per general election. “We can’t spend any less,” she said. “And as much as it costs, it’s a shame more people don’t vote.” Barbra Kendall, 60, of Guston, agrees. “I always vote,” Kendall said. “If you don’t vote, you don’t have room to gripe.” matter and he wouldn’t even listen,” she said, adding that she agrees that a county attorney should not have a private practice.
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use of strip searches in the jail. Seelye said strip searches are governed by statutes that prohibit jail workers from strip searching everyone arrested. Regarding the missing funds, an auditor said the jail needed better record keeping, but found no grounds to support criminal charges. Whitten hopes his campaign brought more attention to what was going on at the jail. “I hope Mr. Seeyle has seen the light, and will begin to communicate with the fiscal court and run the jail efficiently,” he said. Incumbent national Representative Ron Lewis narrowly retained his seat in Congress by defeating Democratic challenger Mike Weaver with more than 53 percent of the votes. The State Senate and House of Representative races left one incumbent celebrating and another looking for a career change. Democratic candidate Jeff Greer upset Republican incumbent Gerry Lynn for the 27th District State Senate seat. Greer won 54 percent of the votes in the district and in Meade County. Greer plans to meet with all the fire chiefs, school administrators, and city officials throughout the district as soon as possible so he will know exactly what the needs of his district are when he gets to Frankfort. “I’m really looking forward to putting this election behind us and coming together as a community to make the future better than the past,” he said.
“the court is to be used as a nonpartisan institution.” “I wasn’t going to interrupt a trial for some sort of political meeting,” Monarch said. Fletcher presented the Meade County Fiscal Court with a ceremonial homeland security check for $123,569.67 for two public safety projects in the county. The Meade County 911 Center will receive $99,901.67 to upgrade countywide dispatching capabilities. This funding will assist in buying a computeraided dispatch system to determine the exact location of a cell phone caller anywhere in the county. Additionally, first-response agencies in Meade County will receive $23,668 to buy mobile data computers. Fletcher also presented a $52,331 check to the Meade County Fiscal Court to make improvements to the Flaherty Community Park. The money will be used to buy lights for the Babe Ruth ball field and to redevelop an outdated playground area. The community, through contributions and fiscal court commitments, has raised more than $57,000 for this project. Monarch said someone from Fletcher’s office should have called sooner to ask if the courtroom was available. “They don’t have the right to say we can’t use it,” Monarch said. Haynes agreed to host to the governor outside the court-
house, Monarch said. Instead, the group met inside the courthouse. “We used the next best thing,” Haynes said, “which is just about as good.” State Rep. Gerry Lynn said one of his staffers contacted Medley’s office about the grantdelivery. He’s not sure he sees using a hallway instead of the courtroom the same way. “When you first look at it, yes, it makes us look bad somewhat,” he said. But when Fletcher arrived, it was too late then, Lynn said. “At that particular point in time, I thought it was better to go ahead and not ruffle feathers,” he said. Monarch said groups such as Fiscal Court still are allowed to meet in the courtroom — as long as they don’t interfere with judicial hearings. “My position has always been the courtroom can be used for any purpose that is good for all the citizens,” he said. “If it was something that was good for all of Meade County … I wouldn’t have had any problem with it.” Other groups with political motivations have met in the courtroom, and Monarch said that should not have happened. “This is really the result of some confusion between the county judge (executive) and myself,” he said. Haynes said he understands the space belongs to the courts, and they take priority for the space. “When I call a meeting, I show up hoping we have space,” he said. “There’s always a meeting place somewhere.”
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BY DIANE VERHOVEN
DEAR DIANE: My husband of 21 years had an illegitimate son prior to our marriage. He is a very religious man who “slipped up” one night out of loneliness. He offered to marry the woman, who refused. Two years ago, a woman came to our home and pleaded with my husband to contact his son, who was now a grown man and living nearby. My husband finally called him, after I pushed him to do so. They met for dinner and talked, and the young man said he had “worked through” being illegitimate. They embraced before they parted and made some loose intentions to stay in touch, but my husband never called him back. We have two children and live in a very religious environment. My husband’s father has many high-up positions in our church. My husband has always been ashamed of his youthful indiscretion, but I feel he should have faced up to it and not abandoned this boy all over again. It is about to break up our marriage. It looks like cowardice, and it shames me that this flesh and blood of my husband’s is out there alone. —TORN in TULSA DEAR TORN: I agree that your husband is being a coward about this. He’s afraid to stand up to his own father, and he’s afraid of accepting responsibility for the life he helped create. But I don’t think you should end your marriage because of this — at least not yet. Maybe you should take the lead and call the young man yourself. If he wants to be a part of your family’s life, then make it so. Invite him to dinner. Invite him to church. This will force your husband and father-in-law to grow up and face reality. If, after you’ve made the effort to reconcile all these men, things are still intolerable, then yes — walk away. Why be with a man and a religion that doesn’t allow for forgiveness or redemption?
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DEAR DIANE: I am so heartbroken. My husband of six years, “Leon,” has not touched me in more than three years. I have tried to initiate lovemaking with him, but he refuses. I admit that I have gained weight since our wedding — about 75 pounds. I work as a waitress, and when I get home I am too tired to exercise. Leon works in construction and is very fit. We don’t have children; I would like to, but Leon won’t be romantic with me. Lately, he has been verbally abusive to me, calling me “Porky” and “Tubby McTubbs.” Whenever I make myself something to eat, he makes pig noises. Many nights I cry myself to sleep. I told Leon how much his remarks hurt me. He replied, “Why should I respect you when you have no respect for yourself?” I can’t believe him! Just because I’ve put on weight doesn’t mean I don’t respect myself! I might be heavier, but I am still a beautiful person. How can I teach him to love me as I am? — I’M BIG BUT STILL BEAUTIFUL DEAR BIG: Your husband isn’t having sex with you because you have become sexually unattractive to him. The solution: Put down the Twinkies and get your fat behind on a Stairmaster. I know that’s not what you wanted to hear. Well, tough. If you had just given birth or had children and a household to care for, I could at least see a reason for your being “too tired” to exercise. You are just plain lazy. Sure, Leon is being immature by making piggy noises at you; but he’s started doing that only recently. I’m sure he’s told you in less-hurtful ways how your weight is a problem, but obviously you refused to listen. So now he’s just mad and frustrated. It’s time you take charge of your life and take responsibility for yourself. Either you slim down and save your marriage, or within a year I’ll bet you that Leon finds someone else.
1. Is the book of Eutychus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who sent word to Pontius Pilate to leave Jesus alone after having a dream about Him? Servant, Soldier, Pilate’s wife, Priest 3. From Zechariah 1, what type of tree surrounded a man on a red horse? Fig, Cedar, Sycamore, Myrtle 4. In Genesis 25, what was the name of Isaac’s older halfbrother? Noah, Ishmael, Ezekiel, Micah 5. According to Romans 11, whose loss meant “riches” for the Gentiles? Caesar, Lucifer, Israel, Syria 6. Who had a miraculous well open up to him after battle? Samson, David, Aaron, Uriah ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Pilate’s wife; 3) Myrtle; 4) Ishmael; 5) Israel; 6) Samson © 2006 King Features Synd., Inc.
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DEAR DIANE DEAR DIANE: Two weeks ago, I had a bridal shower hosted by “Karlee,” my maid of honor. It was supposed to be an adultsonly affair. Karlee had hired a male stripper, and she had planned for alcohol to be served and a few “party games” to be played. None of this happened because one of my bridesmaids, “Sharon,” brought along her two daughters (ages 9 and 12), saying she couldn’t get a sitter. She told Karlee to cancel the stripper, and she also forbade us to play any of the games planned. We told Sharon that maybe she should just go home, but she said if we “sent her home,” she would not be a part of the
wedding and our friendship would be over. Well, Diane, we spent the entire evening eating cookie cake and being bored. Sharon let her girls run wild, and one of them knocked over an antique porcelain figurine that broke into a dozen pieces. Karlee was livid, and she demanded that Sharon pay for the figurine. Sharon refused, saying it was an accident. Needless to say, my life is in ruins. Karlee says if Sharon doesn’t pay for the damage, then she won’t attend my wedding. Sharon refuses to pay for anything, and says if I kick her out of the ceremony, I have to pay for her dress and shoes. Help! — BRIDE WHO WANTS TO RUN AWAY
DEAR BRIDE: Sharon is a witch of the lowest order. She should not have come to the party, knowing full well that her daughters would be disruptive. And accident or not, she’s legally responsible for damages caused by her children. If Sharon wants you to pay for the dress, make sure she gives it to you. Then find someone else to wear it. Your life would be better off without Sharon in it. It’s worth the cost of a dress to ensure that Sharon and her brats don’t ruin your wedding, too. Send letters to Diane c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Or you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. © 2006 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Mark D. Coppage, 49, Olaton, died Oct. 31, 2006, at his residence. He was born June 9, 1957, in Louisville, the son of Kermit Dwane and Deloris Frances Wilson Coppage. He worked in general maintenance at Rough River State Park. Mr. Coppage is survived by his parents, Olaton; a brother, Scott (Yvonne) Coppage of Meade County; three nephews, Tyler Coppage, Drew Coppage and Robbie Coppage; and a niece, Jesse Coppage. Funeral Services were held Nov. 2 from the chapel of the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Burial was in Lone Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth E. Drury Jr.
Kenneth E. Drury Jr., 31, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, died Nov. 7, 2006 as a result of a hit-and-run accident while he was walking near his home. He was born June 11, 1975, in Hardinsburg, Ky. He was a truck driver. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Kenneth and DeAnn Drury, Guston; mother Mary A. Conlin Van Ardsdale, Mauckport, Ind.; children Ashlee Nicole, Ryan Austin and Octavia; grandmother Mary M. Drury, Irvington; two sisters, Kenitha M. Drury, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Marlaina Drury, Guston; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg. Funeral Services will begin at 1 p.m. with burial at Rosetta Methodist Church Cemetery, Rosetta.
Helen Jean Fogle
Helen Jean Fogle, 69, Irvington, died Oct. 29, 2006, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was born Oct. 2, 1937, the daughter of the late J.B. and Catherine McMichael Ball. She had been employed with Brown-Williamson Tobacco Company in Louisville, and was a member of Holy Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Irvington. Mrs. Fogle is survived by her husband, Pat Fogle; a son, Todd Fogle of Rough River; two daughters, Stephanie Fogle, New York, and Angie Fogle, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Adam Fogle and Katie Fogle; a brother, Wayne Ball, Louisville; and four sisters, Joyce Henning, Louisville, Kitty Weber, Evansville, Ind., Polly Trent, Lemont, Ill., and Sheila Frank, Webster. Funeral Services were held Nov. 2 at Holy Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Burial was in Mount Moreno Cemetery, Irvington, directed by Alexander Funeral Home.
Sparks Giles, 93, of Irvington, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Park Terrace Medical Facility-Southwest in Louisville. He was born in Decatur, Miss., on Nov. 20, 1912, the son of Nathan Giles and Carrie Halford Giles. Mr. Giles was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Irvington Masonic Lodge, the American Federation of Government Employees and Irvington Baptist Church. He also served as a food director at Fort Knox, a custodian at Irvington Elementary School, and worked to beautify the city of Irvington as a volunteer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane, who died in 1993. He is survived by four sisters, Ruby Jean Chaney, Carolyn Reeves, Orell Graham, and Hilda Sims, all of Mississippi; two sons, Mark Giles (Marilyn) of Louisville, and Clark Giles of Mooleyville, Kan.; two grandchildren, Adam Giles of Mooleyville, Kan., and Ryan Giles of Henderson, Ky.; four step-grandchildren, Aaron and Savanah Travis, and Samuel and Parker Sexton. The services were held on Nov. 7, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home.
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Jim and Carla Burns and Keith and Debbie Meiers announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Julie Burns and Sean Meiers. Julie is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School and is a student at Elizabethtown Community College. She is employed by the U. S. Army Recruiting Command. She is the granddaughter of Velma Benham, Brandenburg, and Eileen Burns of Linwood, Penn. Sean is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School and is a student at the University of Northwestern Ohio. He is employed at Universal Installations as an HVAC service technician. Sean is the grandson of Ben Keeling of Louisville, and Marilyn Meiers of Laomi, Ill. The wedding will take place Nov. 11, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. at the Weldon Christian Church. A reception will follow at the Meade County Senior Citizens Center. All friends and family are invited to attend.
I would like to thank everyone that helped in my campaign, and thank you to all the voters. Do not be disheartened; we had great obstacles against us. Nationwide and statewide this was the year for Democrats to win. We can rejoice that we had 4 victories. With the registration we were facing, this was awesome! To my opponent, Mr. Harry Craycroft, congratulations!
Morris Jerome “Jerry” Knott, 72, Brandenburg, died Nov. 5, 2006, at Medco Center of Hardinsburg. He was born Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1934, in Breckinridge County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Agnes (Hardesty) and Rhoda Knott. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Pearl Knott; his children, Tony A. Knott of Brandenburg, Lisa C. (Mike) Smith of Webster, Phyllis G. Matthews of Brandenburg, and Nancy J. (Chuck) Fackler of Guston; his brothers and sisters Florene Springs of Texas, Edna Lawery of New York, Shirley Wardrip of Brandenburg, Ruth Fackler of Guston, Pat Knott of Webster, and Kenneth Knott of Knightstown, Ind; his step-sisters, Dorothy Lawson and Rosie Butler of Webster, and Ann Thomas of Raymond; and special nephew and niece, Stanley and Donna Knott. He also is survived by four grandchildren, Michael Smith, Jarrett Fackler, Erin Fackler and Cody Mathews; and a greatgrandson, Connor Smith. Arrangements were by Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Cremation was chosen by the family, and no services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Shirley Ann Jackey Stankiewicz
Mrs. Shirley Ann Jackey Stankiewicz, 71, Brandenburg, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. She was born March 3, 1935, the daughter of John F. and Myrtle Zoeller Jackey. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lawrence Jackey. Mrs. Stankiewicz is survived by her husband, Alfred Stankiewicz, Brandenburg; four children, Danny (Mary Ann) Stankiewicz, Charlie (Sharon) Stankiewicz, Donna (Bill) Ashabraner, Clarksville, Ind., David (Amy) Stankiewicz, Brandenburg; a sister, Loretta Thompson, Louisville; a brother, Edward Jackey, Louisville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, from St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, with Rev. Paul Beach officiating. Burial was in St. George Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Vigil Services were held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday from the chapel of the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.
Ethel Ann Wardrip
Ethel Ann Wardrip, 82, Brandenburg, died on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. She was born on Tuesday, April 29, 1924, in Mook, Ky., to the late Lillie G. and Irkes D. Allgood. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy (Eskridge) Decker, and a sister, Eva Basham. She was a lifetime member of the American Trap Shooting Association. She was an avid genealogist who loved hunting, fishing and gardening. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Howard F. Wardrip; two sisters, Sarah Ellen Blair and Katherine Patterson; two brothers, Jesse H. Allgood and Walter Allgood; six grandchildren, Sharon Singleton of Battletown, Terry Crosier of Laconia, Ind., Jane Wethington of Ekron, Wendy Ashley, James Decker, and David Decker of Brandenburg. She is also survived by eight greatgrandsons, one great-granddaughter, and two great-great-grandsons. Visitation was 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home and will be held after 8:30 a.m. today, Nov. 10, and services will be held at noon at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Breckinridge County Cemetery Fund, or Breckinridge County Archives, at P.O. Box 538, Hardinsburg, Ky., 40143.
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Flower shop blooms where it’s planted BY MATTHEW LEE MILLER
MIDWAY – Midway Florist is just a small-time operation, and owner Betty Tuohy wouldn’t have it any other way. “In this area, it’s more personal because you know your customers,” said Tuohy, 38. “My clientele is wonderful.” Midway Florist, on Hwy. 79, provides a variety of services. Walk-in customers can find seasonal decorations and greeting cards to suit any occasion. Tuohy bought Midway Florist more than two years ago and said owning her own floral shop has been a
dream come true. “I didn’t want to work for anybody else,” Tuohy said. Tuohy took a test in high school that suggested she was best suited for work as a florist, but Tuohy didn’t take it seriously. “I laughed about it then,” Tuohy said. “I didn’t think about it until several years later.” Tuohy took a job in a floral shop in Louisville not long after, and has been a florist ever since. Employee Suzy Medley, 45, believes creativity and flexibility are essential qualities for a
successful florist. Midway Florist recently handled five funerals in one week, and Medley said funerals are a priority. Some funerals last only one day, and Midway tries to provide the same quality service no matter the customer’s budget. “Betty tries to do extra for people who don’t have a lot of money,” Medley said. “Everybody wants everything to be perfect.” Midway Florist also handles last-minute gifts and flower arrangements for those who tend to be forgetful when it comes to special occasions,
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Jingle Bell Ball, dance scheduled for December 2
MEADE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BRANDENBURG — If you’re looking for a totally cool way to start your celebration of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, then mark your calendar for Saturday, Dec. 2. That’s when the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual community holiday dinner-dance — The Jingle Bell Ball — will take place. The merrymaking will start at 7 p.m. and run until midnight at the Farm Bureau Community Building, located at the Meade County Fairgrounds in Brandenburg. Dinner will be served from 7 to 8 p.m., with dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. “We have a committee of dedicated volunteers who are working hard to make sure this will be an event people from throughout the region will continue to enjoy,” said Russ Powell, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. The buffet will feature a three-course dinner prepared by Jackie LaTondress, one of Meade County’s best-known chefs and the owner of Catering By Jackie. Back by popular demand to provide the music is the Stephen Salyers Band from Nashville, which, according to Powell, is noted for its classic rock and country music sounds. “Salyers and his band present a powerhouse show that’s not to be missed,” Powell says. Tickets are $50 for couples and $25 for singles for the dinner and dance, and $30 for couples and $15 for singles for just the dance, according to Powell. Powell said he’ encouraging businesses in Meade, Hardin, and Breckinridge counties in Kentucky and Harrison County in Indiana to make The Jingle Bell Ball their office party for the holiday season. “A dinner and a dance for their employees are things that many small businesses can’t afford, but this event makes that possible,” he says. Four levels of sponsorship are available for businesses and individuals, according to Powell:
• Elf Sponsorship, which includes dinner and dance tickets for two; recognition on signage at the entrance; recognition on table cards; and recognition from the stage. The cost is $100. • Jingle Bell Sponsorship, which includes dinner and dance tickets for four; recognition on signage at the entrance; recognition on table cards; and recognition from the stage. The cost is $150. • Snowman Sponsorship, which includes dinner and dance tickets for six; recognition on signage at the entrance; recognition on table cards; and recognition from the stage. The cost is $200. • Santa Sponsorship, which includes dinner and dance tickets for eight; recognition on signage at the entrance; recognition on table cards; and recognition from the stage. The cost is $250. Attire for the evening, according to Powell, is “jingle bell festive.” Tickets are on sale at Brandenburg City Hall, Farm Bureau Insurance in Brandenburg and Flaherty, First Federal Savings Bank in Brandenburg and Flaherty, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Meade County Bank, Meade County Extension Service, The Meade County Messenger, Meade County RECC, McGehee Insurance Agency, The News Standard, and the Chamber of Commerce. Businesses and individuals interested either in tickets or sponsorship opportunities, or who have questions about the event should contact Powell at the Chamber of Commerce at either 270-422-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket sales are limited to those 21 and older. The deadline for purchasing tickets that include the buffet is Nov. 27.
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such as holidays and birthdays. “We help people who have to get something quick before they go in the doghouse,” Medley said. On a recent Friday, a customer walked in and wanted Midway Florist to create his wedding arrangement. There was only one problem; the wedding was that day. “A man had cancer and decided to get married on his birthday,” Tuohy said. “We got it done.” Another unique service Midway Florist offers involves home decoration, particularly during the holidays. Tuohy
With the ever-rising cost of health care premiums, many individuals and families are opting for higher deductibles combined with a Health Savings Account as a way to save money. HSAs are designed to offer those who have medical insurance with very high deductibles and no other coverage a way to put money aside for medical expenses and reduce taxes. The benefits: • The dollars that go into an HSA are pre-tax, meaning that the amount comes off your income before you are taxed. • Once you open an account, it’s yours to handle as you wish. • You can take out funds to pay medical bills without penalty. (However, you can’t pay your premiums with the money.) • At age 65, you can roll over the funds without penalty. • You don’t need to be employed. The funds for the HSA can come from your own savings or your unemployment benefits. • There are no income limits. • If you are age 55-64, you’re allowed to make larger catch-up contributions. The drawbacks: • You’re only allowed to contribute up to the lesser of your deductible or the limits that have been established. For individuals, that amount for 2006 is $2,700. For families it’s $5,450. • If you take out money for anything other than medical expenses, you’ll pay taxes on that amount plus a 10 percent penalty. • Once you reach age 65 and are eligible for Medicare, you can no longer make contributions to your HSA account. To qualify for an HSA, you must: • Have a high-deductible health plan for your medical coverage. For 2007, that amount is at least $1,100 for individuals, with a maximum out of pocket of $5,250, and $2,200 for families, with a maximum out of pocket of $10,500. • Not be covered by any other insurance that isn’t high
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will go to clients’ homes and decorate their Christmas trees for them, a job that has become increasingly time-consuming. “I did so many last year, I didn’t do my own,” Tuohy said.
Midway Florist will hold an open house Saturday to welcome in the Christmas season. Customers will draw for discounts up to 50 percent off. Prizes and refreshments will be offered to the public.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A work-related situation that started last month takes on increasing importance this week. The choice is still yours as to how it will evolve. Be careful not to make quick judgments. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) “Careful” is the watchword for the prudent Bovine this week. Don’t let your emotions overwhelm your logic. Try for balance as you maneuver through a touchy situation. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your energy levels rise to meet the challenges that will mark much of this month. New opportunities beckon. Look them over, but proceed cautiously before making any kind of decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your private life can be a problem this week, as a partner becomes more difficult. Resist a reaction you might regret. Instead of walking away, try to talk things out. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You should be your usual sunny self these days, as you bask in the admiration you adore. Enjoy it as you move into a new arena to confront an exciting upcoming challenge. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your perseverance reserves will be tapped frequently this week as you deal with the problems involved in making a new situation work for you. But it’ll all be worth it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll find fewer roadblocks turning up as you continue to move ahead with your plans. Expect some important news to come your way by midNovember. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Good news — you finally get to the bottom of that pesky mystery you’ve been trying to solve for weeks by using some gentle persuasion to get someone to break his or her silence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) The best time to take on that important task is now. Move forward one step at a time so you can assess your progress and, if need be, change direction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The new opportunities you hoped to find this month are beginning to open up. Study them carefully to be sure you make the choice that’s best for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Turn a disappointment into a learning experience. Check out possible weaknesses in your approach and strengthen them. A loyal colleague offers good advice. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your new situation offers opportunities to help you get the skills you’ll need in order to stop swimming in circles and finally move straight toward your goals. Go for it.
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Current Wildcats have lots to prove
Shaun T. Cox
The Kentucky basketball team has a lot of questions to answer this upcoming season. How bad does it want to be a winner? Will it play together to be one? Does it know, or understand what it means to play for Kentucky? After a mediocre season — by Kentucky standards — in which it finished 22-13, the current players are saying the right things and playing like a team that thinks it can win it all. No longer under the shadow of Rajon Rondo and the “will he or won’t he” shadow cast by junior Randolph Morris, this year’s squad has a lot of work to do. Many things are in the Cats’ favor: senior Bobby Perry — who broke out in last year’s NCAA tournament for 40 points in two games — and a starladen junior class to begin with. Kentucky’s junior class was rated No. 1 as incoming freshmen by nearly every major recruiting source. The word around campus is that Rondo’s stardom and Morris’ NBA aspirations (and subsequent suspension for aligning himself with an agent) may have hurt team chemistry. No more excuses. Rondo is gone and Morris has shown he’s here for the long haul. Kentucky will be bigger and quicker this season — especially on the wing. Junior Joe Crawford, 6-4, moves to shooting guard to replace the graduated Patrick Sparks, and Perry, 6-7, will take over at small forward. UK has multiple options at power forward and center: 6-8 senior Sheray Thomas, the 6-10 Morris, 7-1 senior Lukasz Orbzut and 7-2 sophomore Jared Carter. The biggest question may be 6-1 junior point guard Ramel Bradley. Bradley — who has put on 18 pounds of muscle — is a multi-talented, mercurial player who, in the past, has been a shoot-first, shoot-second, pass-third kind of guy. If Bradley can harness his trigger finger and lead the team the way a true point guard should, opponents had better watch out. “Tubby ball” — defined by his ball-line defense and rebounding — has been sorely lacking since Chuck Hayes graduated. The burden falls on Morris, who may be the most talented player on the roster. Morris and Crawford both need to average in the mid-teens, while Bradley needs to give 10 to 12 points and five to seven assists — while limiting his turnovers — for this team to be successful. Perry may be the forgotten man at this point, but his
Green Machine rolls on
The News Standard/SHAUN T. COX Junior running back Nick Stinnett made a key catch on fourth down to keep the Greenwave’s winning scoring drive alive.
BY SHAUN T. COX
Redemption will be the theme for the second week in a row as Meade County faces John Hardin tonight in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. North Hardin missed a possible game-winning field goal with just more than 25 seconds left, as the Greenwave knocked North out of the playoffs with a 20-18 win in Radcliff last Friday, avenging a 2521 defeat on Oct. 6. Meade County (6-5, 4-2) looks to do the same in tonight’s district championship game against a team that dismantled it 52-21 in Death Valley on Sept. 29. Coach Larry Mofield described the loss to John Hardin (7-3, 6-0) as getting “waxed pretty good” and may have been the low point of the season. It dropped the team to 2-4 and was the worst loss of the season for the Wave. But that was not the same Greenwave team. Mofield said his team didn’t match John Hardin’s intensity and dug itself an early hole the last time they met, but that won’t be the case this time around.
The Greenwave stymied North Hardin running back Mark Terry for only 66 yards and no touchdowns. Terry had scored four touchdowns in the teams’ previous meeting. “Since that time, we’ve picked up our intensity,” he said. “It should never be a question of whether you play hard. You should always play hard, and then you’re going to win some and lose some. But it should never be a question of whether your effort was great. It always should be great.”
Senior defensive lineman Rocco Addessa said his team must take better care of the ball this time around. “We had a lot of turnovers last time, and we just have to come in excited and pumped up,” he said. “We are definitely a different team.”
While Meade County is riding high off a win over North Hardin, John Hardin is coming off a rather disappointing game — by its standards. The Bulldogs beat Nelson County (3-8, 2-4) 14-13 last Friday, but only after the Cardinals missed a game-tying extra point and two fourth-quarter field goals. Meade County rolled over Nelson County 35-7 on Senior Night, the second game of its current four-game winning streak. Addessa said Nelson County’s showing against John Hardin is a good sign. After the way his team beat up on the Cardinals, it should give Meade County a confidence boost heading into the game. The Greenwave defense has staggered opponents of late, giving up only 25 points in its last four games — 18 of which came at North Hardin. In the same span, the Greenwave offense has played smash-mouth football, with a running back at or just shy of 100 yards during the winning streak. Junior quarterback J.L. Cannady also has played well of late.
Swimmers try to make splash BY SHAUN T. COX
The Meade County swim team looks to make waves this season by building on last season — the best in school history. Coach J.P. LaVertu, in his eighth season, said being better is possible. “There were 12 school records set last season, 10 by the boys and two by the girls team,” he said. “Our boys’ 200 medley relay team qualified for the state meet for the first time in school history.” LaVertu, also the head coach of the freshman football team and an assistant for the varsity squad, said
playoff game tonight against John the team used hard work to get to where it is now, and the goals for this Hardin. LaVertu said the team year are even higher. will be more mature this “We have a lot of tremenyear, so he beefed up the dous swimmers coming schedule to help it prepare back, and we can’t be satisfor the postseason. fied with where we fin“We have three senior ished,” he said. “We’ll be girls and seven senior working even harder this boys,” he said. “I expect year. Hopefully, we’ll get at both teams to do very well least two, if not three, of our and we’ll have some tough relay teams in the state J.P. competition this season — meet, as well as an individLAVERTU which I did purposely. ual or two.” “We’ll face two of the best teams The upcoming season starts either in the state of Kentucky on Jan. 13 in next Friday or Saturday, depending Male and Eastern (high schools). I on how the football team does in its
wanted to see where we are at that time of the season and what we need to work at for the last month leading up into the regional and state meets.” LaVertu also is proud of the way his team competes not just in the pool, but in the classroom. “We consistently have some of the best students in the high school, as far as grades go, on the swim team,” he said. “We’ve got great kids and it takes that type of kid to do this. It’s a sport that takes so much self-discipline and it takes those kind of kids.
Harvick not out of The Chase just yet PLEASE
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NASCAR/JAMIE SQUIRE Tony Stewart celebrates his Texas win on the Flagstand.
BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was just two months ago that Kevin Harvick was in the cat-bird’s seat. The start of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Chase began in Louden, N.H., and it was Harvick who won the pole, the race and took the early lead in The Chase for the championship. Like the rest of The Chasers, Harvick has seen his share of bad luck since then. The Californian lost an engine and finished 32nd at Dover and two weeks ago he ran 31st at Atlanta. “Well, I feel really good about where we are, considering the last few weeks that we have had,” Harvick said. “We’ve had an engine failure at Dover, we had transmission trouble at Charlotte, and I think
we wrecked at least once (at Martinsville). We wrecked at Kansas, we wrecked at Talladega, so we have not had the greatest complete events. We always seemed to have decent finishes in the end, but it’s been a lot of drama in between. We feel good about the position that we’re in.’’ In spite of more drama than he would prefer, Harvick still finds himself in the hunt with just two races left in the season. The 30-year-old native of Bakersfield, Calif. sits fifth in the championship points standings, just 105 behind leader Jimmie Johnson. Johnson was in much worse shape early in The Chase, but has since rallied to put himself in contention. Preparation is key, but there is some good fortune involved and
keeping everything in perspective is important. “It gets more and more intense as the weeks go by” said Gordon, who sits sixth in the points race. “I think that is the toughest thing as a team and driver; to handle the pressure with the media, and knowing how close you are to pulling off that championship. Someone like (Jeff) Burton, or Jimmie (Johnson), who have never won it, or someone like (Denny) Hamlin, who is a rookie, the Chase format is just that spectacular and that hard to win. “And, it is that much more rewarding. You know that if you don’t have a problem and don’t get caught up in a wreck, you are going to finish in the top-10, and know that is what you need to do, but yet there are those unknown factors that come into play.’’
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Gordon and Harvick may not be in quite as good of a position as Johnson or Matt Kenseth – just 17 points behind Johnson – but Harvick does have some things stacked in his favor. Having already sewn up the 2006 Busch Series title, Harvick could become the first driver ever to win both the Cup and Busch titles in the same season. “Our goals at the beginning of the year were to race for both championships and put ourselves in contention toward the end of the year,” he said. “Obviously, the Busch year has been something that we might not ever get the chance to do again, in one complete racing year. But, to be able to accomplish both of those
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“Most of them are in higher-level courses and, year after year, I’ve got five or six kids who are in the top 10 percent of their class. It’s amazing the number we have that are top-notch students.” LaVertu described himself as self-taught, but he learned a lot from Richmond Model Laboratory Coach Tim Cahill. “I haven’t had any formal training as far as coaching swimmers,” he said. “I was a lifeguard and took two or three classes in college. I learned a lot about technique from Coach Cahill.” The Model Laboratory swim team has captured two state titles and a runner-up, as well as more than 20 girls’ and boys’ combined regional titles. Cahill also has coached 34 individual state champions, 11 Junior National qualifiers, two Junior National record-holders, four Senior National qualifiers, one Senior National Champion, one U.S. World team member and one Olympic Trial qualifier. One of LaVertu’s senior leaders on the boys’ team is 18-year-old Jake Baldwin, who participated on three relay teams and the 100-meter butterfly as an individual last year. Baldwin also set his goals high, wanting to again compete in the final meet held the weekend of Feb. 9 at the University of Louisville. “I want to make it to state again (200-meter medley), and the big thing will be to see how we do in the butterfly,” he said. “We really want to get more guys to the state meet.” On the girls’ team, LaVertu expects to see improvement, and he said senior Miranda Williams would play a big part. “Miranda is a big-time leader for me and she’s a tremendous swimmer,” he said. “I expect good things for her.” Williams said the team overcame a lot of adversity last year. “On the girls’ team, we had some of our better swimmers quit, so I think we struggled a little,” she said. “Swimming takes a lot of time and it’s hard to get schoolwork done. You have to have a certain mindset and really push yourself.” Williams said being on the swim team has taught her a lot about life, which will benefit her in the future. “The most important thing I’ve learned is discipline,” she said. “There are times where you want to quit. But you have to keep pushing yourself and that helps me with everything, as far as school and getting my homework done. I think it will help me in college, too.” Williams said her coach’s success with the boys’ team last year drives him to make both teams better. “I’m excited because I think the girls will have a good chance at regionals. Coach, he got that taste of state with the guys last year, and he’s going to go crazy with us,” she said. “It’s also my last year so I really want to do well.” Williams said her individual goal is to be faster than she was last year, and she wants the team to finish in the top six in the region with its relay teams. Besides Williams and Baldwin, LaVertu said everyone on the team will be expected to contribute, and there are a lot of other good swimmers. “Michele Lusk is one of my top swimmers, as well as Katie Web and Courtney Meader,” he said. “Lisa Hurt is only in the eighth grade and she’s one of the top female swimmers. I expect big things out of all those young ladies this year.” On the boys’ side, LaVertu named nearly every swimmer on his roster. “There are too many to name,” he said. “All the seniors are going to be big time for me, and then I’ve got a sophomore by the name of Troy Jobe who helped us reach state last year. “He’s got the potential to
go to a Division I school as a swimmer. He’s the real deal and had never swam before last year. He’s got that Godgiven natural talent. He swam 86 laps in an hour at our annual swim-a-thon, which is 2.6 miles.” One of the biggest obstacles the team faces is not having its own home pool. The team travels to the Gammon Physical Fitness Center in Fort Knox, which takes away an hour and a half from the team’s day. “I’ve been doing this eight years and we travel 45 minutes one way,” LaVertu said. “We get home at 6:45 every evening and it’s one of the toughest things, not only on me but on the kids as well.” Baldwin and Williams both agreed. “It kills us because we spend so much of our day traveling to get our practice time in,” Baldwin said. “You get used to it, but when you’re a swimmer, you can’t have a job or anything else because you don’t have the time. You really have to be dedicated, which is nice because that helps weed out the people who aren’t going to be committed to the team.” Williams said having its own pool in the county would be good for the team. “I have a lot of homework and we get home pretty late,” she said. “I think it would raise awareness at the school because nobody really knows about the swim team. People would have more spirit and it would really help us out.” LaVertu said it would take a combined effort from many people to get a pool in Meade County. “Something like this: No. 1, it needs to be tied into the Parks and Rec. system. No. 2, it needs to be a communitybased project. No. 3, the school system and citizens throughout the community need to buy in to it,” he said. LaVertu said it is feasible and would benefit the whole community if a pool were built. “I’ve lived here all my life and the community’s blown up in the last 10 years or so, and with the expansion of Fort Knox, I think there’s a need for it and the potential for it,” he said. “It’s just whether the community agrees with me or not, honestly.” According to LaVertu, area doctors would be on board with the project and have even offered to donate land for a pool. “ It would be a community-based project with multiple uses, like year-round swim lessons and therapy,” he said. “The land is there. Drs. (Kyle J.) King and (Bryan M.) Honaker have said that they would allow it to be built on the land beside their office.” King and Honaker could not be reached for comment. LaVertu said a pool in Shelbyville costs the county about $500 per year. Baldwin was excited by the idea of a pool for the swim team and county to use. “It would be awesome,” he said. “I think the team would do 10 times better if we had a pool here because we could practice twice a day instead of once, and the equipment would be better. “The problem at Fort Knox is our equipment is so lousy. The lane lines are bad and the pool is only kept up with on some days, and it’s really old. It’s old enough to where they don’t use it anymore for anything other than training, and the blocks are so outdated they wobble.” LaVertu said a new pool would only boost the already incredible support his team receives from parents and fans. “Year after year after year, we probably have the largest swim team in the area and maybe the largest in the region,” he said. “And the support we get in Meade County is unmatched. You can’t go to another county and see the type of support we have. “Lord only knows what we would be able to do if we had our own facility. Until the Parks and Recreation system in the county organizes itself better, I don’t know if we’ll ever have one.”
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steadiness and solid shooting is what this team may be longing for come tournament time. The freshman class, which was rated No. 16 by rivals.com, could be the deciding factor. Perry Stevenson is a 6-9 shot blocker — built like Tayshaun, rejects like Riddick — who has the ability to give UK the
Player Profiles GUARDS Ramel Bradley
6-1, 176, junior PG/SG Bradley has waited his turn and now that Rajon Rondo has taken his game to the NBA, he’ll get his shot. Bradley MUST become a player who looks to create for his teammates first and then shoots second, which he has not done his first two seasons in Lexington. He’s not as good defensively as Rondo, but he is a much better shooter from just about everywhere on the court. Bradley is a high-risk, highreward player.
6-6, 206, freshman PG Jasper certainly has the height to wreak havoc against just about every other point guard he’ll face in college. He should be able to post them up down low and is billed as being a pass-first, classic point guard. Jasper averaged 16 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists as a high school senior. He’ll get a lot of minutes this season and could move Bradley to shooting guard if he plays well enough. Tubby thinks Jasper could be a defensive specialist as well.
6-2, 180, freshman PG Porter is the son of a coach and was a four-year starter in high school, where he was also was an all-state quarterback. Porter isn’t as highly touted as his classmates, but he can bring a quiet toughness to the UK backcourt.
6-5, 211, junior SG/SF Crawford looks to move to shooting guard from the wing and will definitely give the Cats more height and athleticism than what Patrick Sparks provided last year. Crawford is one of two returning doubledigit scorers. Look for Crawford to carry a big part of the scoring load this season. For UK to go far, he must become the star he was projected to be coming out of high school.
6-5, 206, freshman SG Look for Meeks to get a chance to contribute early and often. If Bradley proves he can handle the point and stays there all season, Meeks looks to be the top backup to Crawford. Meeks looked great in scoring 17 points in the exhibition opener and Smith said Meeks’ basketball IQ is unbelievable, and he can really accelerate. Meeks was the 6A player of the year in Georgia his senior year.
FORWARDS Bobby Perry
6-7, 215, senior SF/PF Perry exploded in the NCAA tournament last year for 40 points in two games and the hope of Kentucky fans is that he will continue to do that for the Cats in his final season. Perry will primarily play at the wing forward position this year so Crawford can play at the second guard spot.
6-8, 236, senior SF/PF Thomas showed he can knock down the three-point shot last year for the first time in his career, going 9-23, and he will back up both forward positions. Thomas is a physical player who should get a lot of minutes this season, especially if he can continue to make shots.
6-9, 206, freshman PF Stevenson is a willowy shot blocker who needs to put on more weight — he has reportedly put on 28 pounds since arriving on campus. UK sorely lacked a shot blocking presence last year aside from the nowdeparted Shagari Alleyne, who played sparingly. If Stevenson can be a presence down low, he will get some time on the floor. Stevenson needs to improve his offensive game, but he reportedly averaged a triple double his junior and senior years in high school.
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6-10, 259, junior PF/C Tubby Smith has been toying with the idea of playing Morris at the power forward position this season, which could give the Cats a very big lineup. Look for Morris to really blossom this year into the Cats’ top scoring threat – no matter where he plays. Morris has to prove that he can be a good rebounder and a threat to block some shots in the middle.
7-2, 250, sophomore C Carter’s development is the reason Smith would like to use Morris at PF. Carter showed flashes last year that he has great hands and has the potential to be a good player. It wouldn’t hurt the Scott County, Ky., native to put on a little more weight so he won’t get pushed around down low. Look for Carter to get a lot of minutes backing up Obrzut or Morris at center, especially since Alleyne has moved on.
7-1, 265, senior PF/C Whether Obrzut backs up Morris at center or starts, he should get a lot of minutes in his final season. Smith has reportedly said he will give Obrzut a little more freedom to play his natural, European style and not force him to play strictly with his back to the basket this season. Smith also may let Obrzut play power forward to get him off the block and let him shoot a little more. Obrzut will bring a solid and steady presence to the post but will never be a big scoring threat.
Friday, November 10, 2006 heady, steady 6-2 Michael Porter, along with 6-5 Jodie Meeks, will balance out the Kentucky backcourt. For this year’s team to make to the Final Four, many things must happen: Bradley must learn to find open teammates first and shoot second, Morris must score and rebound while defending the post, Crawford must live up to his incoming hype, the freshmen must give quality back-up minutes and Perry must provide senior
down-low, defensive presence it sorely lacked last year. After the loss of the do-itall Hayes, no team was afraid to go down the lane on Kentucky, and that should change with the addition of Stevenson — a player assistant coach and former Cat Reggie Hanson termed “the quickest off his feat of any player ever at Kentucky.” Six-foot-six freshmen Derrick Jasper and the
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I would like to say “thank you” to those Meade County residents that supported me during the election; I greatly appreciate all the support and encouragement. I also offer my congratulations to all the candidates who won their respective races.
Steve Whitten I would especially like to thank my wife Ruth and the rest of my family for the support they have given me since starting this campaign. I’d like to thank all of my supporters for allowing me the opportunity to serve them for a better tomorrow. I will run my seat for the people of District #1 and Meade County and will fight to lower their taxes, bring business, and return accountability to our county government. I will do my best for the people of the 1st District to fight for a better county government to aid in the growth and prosperity for all. With your involvement and assistance, we can be a success and bring a brighter future to all of Meade County and the future of our children and grandchildren.
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do again, in one complete racing year. But, to be able to accomplish both of those goals, knowing where we were last year at RCR and everything that we’ve turned around and to be where we are today is something that I think we’re all just head over heels about and really excited to be a part of it. To have that opportunity to achieve those goals that you always try to set as high as you can, is something that we’re all really proud of.’’ Harvick also heads to a venue this weekend that has been more than good to the twotime Busch Series champion. Coming from the Southwest Tour, Harvick has run a ton of laps at Phoenix International Raceway, site of this Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500. He also is the only driver to have won at Phoenix in all three of NASCAR’s major touring series – Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series. Harvick swept both the Cup and Busch events in April earlier this year and he won backto-back races in the Trucks Series in the ’02-’03 season. “We’ve always run really well at Phoenix, and to have
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two field goals. The game, however, was not short on drama. With the Trojans trailing 140, sophomore quarterback Levi Duncan hit senior wide receiver Andre Autrey for a 28-yard touchdown pass. The pass was knocked around in the air and Autrey made a sensational grab. Senior kicker Johnivon Oggs missed the extra point, but made up for it by drilling field goals of 22 and 25 yards to cut the Greenwave lead to 14-12 with 3:20 left in the third quarter. “If you take away a ball that bounces off our defensive back’s helmet, flies up in the air and they catch it,” Mofield said. “You know, I’ve been here a long time and they’ve made plays like that over and over against us.” Then came the real fireworks. Duncan handed the ball off to Terry, who handed off to Autrey for what looked like a reverse. Autrey then threw a bomb to wide-open junior receiver Maurice Gosa, who ran it in for a 79-yard touchdown and North Hardin’s first lead 18-14 (after a failed twopoint conversion) with 7:45 won the race there earlier in the year is something that we’re obviously looking forward to,” he said.
left in the game. Mofield said the play may have come out of desperation because the Trojans were going nowhere running the ball, and it gave them back some momentum. But the Greenwave had time for one more drive. Two crucial North Hardin penalties kept Meade County’s final drive alive. On fourth and two, Hardin was called for being offside. Then the Trojans were called for pass interference, giving Meade another first down on
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moment and it was a close call. We got lucky, but that’s what kind of player he (Roe) is. He’s always been able to make plays like that when we need them.” Mofield said it was an upand-down game between two good teams, and he was proud of the way his team never got down on itself. “It was a rollercoaster of emotions,” he said. “One second you feel like you’ve got a good shot at winning the game, the next … . But our kids had fought hard all night and we went back out there
and held them on defense. We played our guts out.” Individual Statistics Rushing—Meade County— Harris 17-109, Brown 7-36, Furnival 10-33, N. Stinnett 319, Cannady 8-(minus 1). North Hardin—Terry 16-66, Autrey 6-17, Duncan 4-1. Passing—Meade County— Cannady 9-22-1-115. North Hardin—Duncan 5-13-0-90 yards, Autrey 1-1-0-79. Receiving—Meade County—Allen 5-56, N. Stinnett 2-30, Furnival 1-28, J. Stinnett 1-1. North Hardin— Autrey 4-84, Gosa 2-85.
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Cannady has had a rushing touchdown in each game of the winning streak and thrown for eight more. According to Mofield, the Bulldogs are similar to the Trojans athletically and are a running team that will try a lot of misdirection plays. The winner of tonight’s game will face the winner of two-seed Ryle (9-2, 7-1) and four-seed Campbell County (8-3, 6-2). Meade County hopes to do as well in its second re-match as it did in its first — against North Hardin last Friday. The Greenwave defense had another stellar showing in holding the Trojans to about 100 yards and one touchdown less than the Oct. 6 meeting. Mofield said last week that his team had to match or exceed what it did in the first meeting — and it did. Meade shut down the North running game and shut out senior running back Mark Terry. Terry amassed 66 yards on 16 carries and no touchdowns. In the first meeting between the two teams, Terry ran for 143 yards on 27 carries and four scores. Addessa said containing Terry was difficult, accomplished only by working together. “He’s a good running back who’s really talented,” he said. “What we had to do was force him to the outside, and our ability to swarm the ball meant everything.” North Hardin rushed for only 84 yards —less than half its total from the first meeting — and didn’t get a first down until the third quarter. Meade, on the other hand, put up 181 yards and 13 first downs in the first half alone. Meade County’s defense employed a bend-but-don’tbreak strategy in the second half, allowing the Trojans to drive deep into Meade territory, only to walk away with
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the Trojans’ 25-yard line. The Greenwave drove to the 12-yard line and stalled. On fourth and seven, junior running back Nick Stinnett caught a pass for first down — on the same play he dropped a pass moments before. Mofield was impressed by the way Stinnett didn’t let the drop rattle him, so he was able to make the catch the next time. “Nick’s a kid who makes plays for us,” he said. “To drop the one before that and then come back and make the catch, that tells you something. We saw that it was open the first time so we thought we’d try it again and he made a good catch.” Stinnett’s catch enabled Cannady to run it in from the 3-yard line for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown, leaving North with just more than a minute and a half left in the game. But, not before North Hardin nearly stole the game on the ensuing kick off at the end. Terry took a lateral on the Trojans’ 35 yard-line and, after breaking a tackle, raced down the sideline. Junior linebacker Chris Roe was able to push him out of bounds, saving the Meade County season. “I couldn’t tell you what was going through my mind,” Addessa said. “It was a scary
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