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Friday, November 17, 2006 Meade County, Kentucky Volume 1 No. 6

It’s official: Kerrick to be sheriff

Matney retains win in county attorney race recanvass as well BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

BRANDENBURG — Tension was high Thursday as William “Butch” Kerrick awaited the results of the vote recanvassing that would decide if he becomes sheriff of Meade County. Kerrick won the election by one vote, but Sheriff Cliff Wise contested the results. Kerrick said his throat was dry and his nerves on edge while election officials calculated the final tally. He compared the experience to testifying in federal court. Officials confirmed Thursday that

City limits sex shops BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

BRANDENBURG – Sexually-oriented businesses no longer have unfettered access to set up shop in Brandenburg. Brandenburg’s city council adopted an ordinance Tuesday to restrict areas where sexuallyoriented businesses can locate. Even though there are no adult businesses in Brandenburg, city officials hope the ordinance will dissuade adult industries from moving in. Brandenburg Mayor Ronnie Joyner said adult stores “could do whatever they wanted” before the ordinance’s passage. “A lot of people didn’t want them to come into Brandenburg,” he said. “I can’t see anything positive coming from sexually oriented businesses.” The ordinance restricts all adult entertainment business to Industrial-2 zones and prohibits them from moving within 500 feet of other adult businesses, schools, hospitals, government buildings, and any commercial establishment that sells alcohol. Adult establishments include bookstores, motion picture theatres, arcades, entertainment cabarets, hotels and massage parlors distributing or broadcasting sexual material. The ordinance also regulates hours of operation, stating business must be closed between midnight and 11 a.m. daily. Brandenburg Church of God Pastor Randy Johnson proposed the ordinance a year and a half ago after the county’s first adult bookstore moved to Muldraugh. The ordinance was adopted after the second adult business moved to Muldraugh. Johnson is also the founder and director of the Meade Area Defense of Citizens Against Porn.




Kerrick defeated Wise 4,277 votes to 4,276, allowing Kerrick to breathe easy for the first time in more than a week. “It’s exciting,” he said. “I still just can’t believe it.” Kerrick, 58, will retire from the Louisville Metro Police Department Wednesday and begin preparing for his Jan. 2 transition as sheriff. Kerrick said he will spend the upcoming BUTCH weeks meeting with KERRICK staff and examining the budget. If possible, he hopes to add more police officers and also plans to crack down on illegal drug use and trafficking in Meade County. Kerrick will bring 35-years experience as a police officer to the sheriff’s office.

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THE NEWS STANDARD/CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND Circuit Court Clerk Katrina Fitzgerald, left, wheels out a voting machine while board of elections member Rosemarie Folden reads the seal number.

Trash fees likely to rise

109 Board to ask magistrates for loan, $3.50 per month hike BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

The News Standard/SHAUN T. COX Senior linebacker Brandon Dunn looks on as Meade County football coach Larry Mofield gets the customary Gatorade bath after his team won the district title last Friday, defeating John Hardin High School 14-6. John Hardin won the first meeting between the two teams 52-21.


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Wise was not present at the recount. Chief Deputy Tommy Stiles, who filled in for Wise during the recount, said Wise could not attend due to police matters. Wise could not be reached for comment. Wise had said a recanvass was only natural because of the closeness of the election. County Attorney Darren Sipes also demanded a recanvass of votes in his race for re-election. Sipes lost to his former assistant, Margaret Matney, whom he fired in 2003. Sipes said he fired Matney partially because she was too involved in running a private practice, even though Sipes continued a private practice out of his county office. The recanvass showed the same

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Meade County residents could be paying more for trash removal as early as next month. The county’s garbage collection agency faces bankruptcy if magistrates do not approve a $3.50 increase in monthly fees and a $200,000 loan, according to Shannon Loose, a member of the 109 Board that oversees Meade County Solid Waste and Recycling. Loose said he expects the 109 Board to vote Monday to ask for the increase to $16 and the loan. Fiscal Court would meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the proposal. Garbage collection owes more than $100,000 in December but has less than $60,000 in the bank. Loose said the solid waste department has enough money to make payroll next month if it doesn’t “pay anything else for the next two pay periods.” If magistrates grant the $200,000 loan, the solid waste department’s operating budget will be close to zero at the beginning of the year. “I don’t like the problem we have, but there’s no other option,” Loose said. “We’re trying to dig ourselves out of a hole we were put in years ago. (The current board) inherited this problem.” The fee increase would pay operating expenses, set up a vehicle maintenance fund and pay off the loan from the Fiscal Court, Loose said. The Fiscal Court will approve the loan as long at the 109 Board can show it needs the money, Magistrate Donald Callecod said. “We’re going to have to keep them afloat until we can get good figures,” he said. “We have to meet the operating expenses because something has to be done to keep garbage pickup viable until we find an alternative.”


911 upgrade moving ahead


More than 20 years ago when Ron Dodson worked as a Meade County dispatcher, he would often receive phone calls from residents facing disaster, but sometimes Dodson was rendered helpless to provide assistance. “Someone would say, ‘There’s a fire here, come quick,’ but if you didn’t get information from them, you had to wait until someone else called you back,” said Dodson, now the director of

the Meade County Emergency Management Agency. “It’s hard on your nerves because you don’t know where to send someone to.” Meade County officials are partnering with the Emergency Management Agency to implement new emergency response technology throughout the county, which they ultimately hope will save lives and response time during a crisis. “I want to see this get going because it will be very beneficial to saving lives in the community,” Dodson said.

“It’ll be in everyone’s best interest.” Phase I of the Enhanced 911 program will provide names, phone numbers and addresses of all 911 calls made over telephone lines so dispatchers can quickly determine where to send help. Under the current system only phone numbers are displayed. Phase II will provide the same service for cell phones and voice-over Internet programs, such as Vonage, where telephone audio is transferred through broadband Internet. Also, a global positioning sys-



tem will track cell phone users and pinpoint their location. The Phase I service will cost residents $1 a month while Phase II costs are already calculated into cell phone bills, Dodson said. “For years we knew people wouldn’t go for it because there was a $1 surcharge on telephone bills,” he said. Meade County is using $199,000 in Homeland Security grants to pay for the project and will apply for


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Count every vote, every vote counts


or those of you who think your vote doesn’t matter, think again. This year Meade Countians have participated in an election that may never have an equal: a race that was decided by the slimmest of margins — one vote. Challenger Butch Kerrick beat incumbent Sheriff Cliff Wise 4,277-4276. That’s 8,553 votes cast, and one made the difference. Kerrick won 50.00584 percent of the vote; Wise won 49.99415 percent. That is a difference of 0.012 percent — PERCENT, people. Many of us will never, ever see a margin that slim again. A one-vote margin may happen in races where fewer votes are cast, such as mayoral or city council races. But for a countywide election where more than 8,500 people voted? That is infinitesimally small. So bravo for those Kerrick supporters who got out in the drizzle and decided to make a difference. All 4,277 of you can know that you made a difference. For those who supported Wise, your vote mattered too. It made the race close enough to be worth a recount. County Clerk Katrina Fitzgerald and the Board of Elections met Thursday morning and went through each of the voting machine tallies and absentee ballots. The result was the same. That is yet another testament to how our voting system, though flawed, still works. Kerrick and Wise ran a pretty civil campaign, unlike many other races locally, statewide and nationally. Each pointed out his strengths and experience without degrading the other. Each stated his respect for the other while still asserting his own superiority for various reasons. That’s the way a race should be run. There is nothing inherently wrong with a challenger questioning an incumbent’s record and espousing changes that need to be made. That helps educate voters about a candidate’s beliefs and priorities. Incumbents should be held accountable for their actions in office and be allowed to tout their successes. What is wrong is when challengers and incumbents distort facts and use half-truths to artificially manipulate and confuse voters. Research has shown that negative campaigning tends to stifle voter participation — another tactic some candidates use for their advantage. More than half of registered voters turned out for this midterm election, hardly an overwhelming number but better than state and local averages. Apparently Meade Countians already


Ad unfair to Democrats Dear Editor, As a college student at the University of Louisville, I rarely make it home to see what Meade County is doing and how my beloved home is taking shape without me. On Nov. 10, 2006, I returned home to attend and support my high school football team with my mother at John Hardin. As I was visiting, I picked up the new “newspaper” for Meade County, The News Standard, and began reading it. I was appalled by the advertisement in there about Meade County Democrats and the “message they are sending to our children.” As a resident of Meade County and a “youth” I want you to know the image I have received from Meade County Democrats. Last year, as a member of Youth Empowerment Systems, we brought an ordinance to the attention of our county officials. The members of the Fiscal Court heard our plea to help the county with a growing problem, alcohol consumption of minors. As teenagers, we brought our


Writer here to serve you Hi. I’m the new guy. It’s nice to meet you. I knew little to nothing about Meade County a week ago but have fallen in love with it since. My first day on the job was during the election last week — and it was a day I won’t soon forget. I spent the morning getting lost in Muldraugh, the afternoon speaking with residents about local issues and politicians I knew nothing about, and then capped it all off by sitting on a courthouse bench for four hours awaiting election results. Then, about midnight, I hit a deer on my way back to Louisville. It was a long, long day but an exciting one nonetheless. Despite my baptism by fire in the world of Meade County politics, and unexpected game of chicken with a deer, I made the trek back the next day and gladly accepted the reporter position at The News Standard. I found a new purpose in serving the residents who call Meade County home. I’m no stranger to the role of servitude. In fact, I consider myself an expert when it comes to civic duty. My first job as a reporter started six years ago while serving active duty in the U.S. Army in the California desert. Four years and two reenlistments later, I found my way back to the Bluegrass, where I served three years in the Kentucky National Guard while studying English at the University of Louisville (Go Cards!). A little more than a year ago my military service ended, lending way


problem to Darren Sipes and asked him to help us write the ordinance and make sure that it could be upheld in a court case when needed. He was more than happy to volunteer his time into this and support us. He realized that, yes; this is a huge problem in our community. When we presented our case to the Fiscal Court we had a huge support system from every single Democrat. The only person who was opposed to this ordinance at first was a Republican who eventually voted for it. What message did that send to us, the youth? That the Democrats realized we had problems that needed to be fixed. Magistrates Herbie Chism, Harold Davidson, Jamie Staples, and Don Calicod were in huge support of us. Likewise, Sheriff Cliffy Wise and Jailer Troy Seelye commended us on the fact that we worked together to get the new social host ordinance passed. On another standpoint, I have served on the Students Against Destructive Decisions National Student Council for the past two years. Last fall I asked Deputy Mike


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always provide substantiated facts and all angles/perspectives of a topic. My religion, political affiliation and personal beliefs have no business in my news articles. The stories I write are for the readers, not for me. I’ll report on the news but I’ll never create news, even if it is a slow news day. Written words have power and influence and therefore must be used responsibly. I consider myself a professional and my ethics as a journalist always comes first. I can’t be bribed, badgered or bullied. In fact, I even resigned from a position once because I refused to write something I felt was unethical. Each of you deserves a newspaper that has integrity and will always be honest, despite the outcome. Lastly, but most importantly, I’ll always have the well-being of the community as my first priority. Anything less is unacceptable. You have the right to know what is happening in the community and the right to hold elected officials accountable for their actions. As a metaphor, just think of me as your newest watchdog. I prefer to be friendly and cuddly, but if needed I’ll bare teeth and get to the bottom of any scandals or cover-ups that do a disservice to the community. For the time being I’ll continue my daily commute from Louisville, but soon I’ll be one of the newest residents here. I’m confident that together we can continue to make Meade County a better place to live.


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Cummings if he could be present at the national conference in Boston, Mass. He said that he would love to, but would need help and funding getting there. I then approached Sheriff Cliffy Wise in his office about this matter. Sheriff Wise was more than happy to send Mike Cummings to Boston for the conference. He supported me as a national representative and helped me with many tasks that I was faced with while on the council. So, as a youth from Meade County who has witnessed the work of the Democrats in this county, I believe that they have done a tremendous job! I do not feel that ANY of the democratic office leaders have let anyone in Meade County down. I proudly voted absentee to support the leaders who helped me. Yes, the Democrats of Meade County will all work together. And with them, we have become a great county that makes me proud to call it HOME! With respect, Timi LaTondress Guston

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Fiscal Court will hold a work session Tuesday to discuss solutions before Wednesday’s special session, where it will meet with the 109 Board to discuss the fee increase and loan. The 109 Board has more problems than just bankruptcy. Internal bickering has pitted members against one another to the point that board Chairman Bim Wardrip stormed out of an Oct. 20 session and verbally announced his resignation. During Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate Herbert Chism motioned to appoint a new member to replace Wardrip on the board, but other magistrates argued that Wardrip must submit a written resignation. “That board can make anybody aggravated enough to say they quit … so I don’t blame him for saying that, but I don’t think I’m ready to let Bim Wardrip go unless he puts it down in writing,” Magistrate Kent Allen said. Judge/Executive William Haynes said after the meeting that he had not received a written resignation from Wardrip and deferred further comments until Fiscal Court could meet with the 109 Board. Wardrip could not be reached for comment, but his wife, Beverly, said her husband has not officially resigned. Magistrate Theresa Padgett, a minority owner in The News Standard, told the magistrates she had spoken with Wardrip and also was told he has not yet resigned. The board of directors will meet Monday and Wardrip is expected to lead the meeting, Haynes said. Meade County stopped




“I would think that if an adult business wanted to move to Meade County, then Brandenburg is where they would want to be since Brandenburg is central to Meade

contracting garbage collection about six years ago, forming the 109 Board to oversee the solid waste department. Callecod said the initial proposal was doomed from the start because of inaccurate cost summaries. But the current 109 Board still should have taken action sooner, he said, adding that the situation was allowed to worsen to the point where it is now a crisis. “They had a business plan that looked like Swiss cheese,” Callecod said of the initial proposal. “We knew the budget they had to save money wouldn’t work. They thought they could run the trucks for $20 a day when fuel costs $50 a day alone.” “I think there needs to be a little more control over the board,” he added. “They should have to come back to Fiscal Court every now and then to ask permission to do things. Under the current ordinance, the board can fly on its own.” Loose said costs jumped when Meade County began paying employees to collect trash in 2004. The initial proposal used inmates for garbage collection, but customer complaints led the 109 Board to remove inmates from the garbage trucks, costing the county an additional $140,000 yearly for paid sanitation workers. Magistrates approved $20,000 to buy three used garbage trucks to replace worn equipment. Loose and Callecod agree that the aged trucks are too costly to maintain. “The biggest problem I see is the trucks they have are junk,” Callecod said. “They need three or four thousand dollars in equipment.” Loose said the 109 Board attempted to fix its budgetary issues three years ago, but Fiscal Court would not approve the necessary fee increase. At the time, trash col-

lection fees were $10.50 and the board proposed an increase to $14.50, Loose said, but Fiscal Court approved an increase to $12.50 monthly. The board cut $265,000 in overhead, Loose said, but vehicle maintenance, rising fuel costs and the inability to collect past-due balances continued to take their toll on the budget. Meade County spends $1.4 million annually for trash collection services while the number of delinquent accounts continues to rise. More than 2,000 accounts are delinquent with about 100 last month alone, Loose said. Many accounts were turned over to a collection agency but they cannot be collected because older accounts do not have a valid address, phone number or social security number, Loose said. The collection agency said that attempts to collect past due bills in court may cost more than the solid waste department would gain from the delinquent accounts, he said. Meade County ordinance mandates that the solid waste department must pick up trash at all residences for health reasons, even when customers refuse to pay.

County,” he said. “Our goal was never to keep the businesses out. However, good ordinances that regulate those businesses have a tendency to keep them out. When a city doesn’t have an ordinance, (adult businesses) can move wherever they want.” Industral-2 zoning sits east of Ky. 446, south of Ky. 933 near the county’s recycling center.

The emergence of adult entertainment businesses was a hot topic in Muldraugh on Election Day. Rachel Toler, 29, grew up in Muldraugh and still lives there with her two children. “This isn’t the same place I grew up,” she said. “Now there’s a porn store where a park used to be.”

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Thank You!


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results as the election, with Matney winning 4,653 votes to Sipes 3,891 votes. Sipes was not present at the recount nor did he send a representative in his place. Sipes could not be reached for comment. Matney, 34, said she was surprised by her margin of victory. “I anticipated it would be a close race, but I am surprised by the margin,” she said. When Matney begins her new position in January she intends to follow through with her promises to the residents of Meade County. “I will stay with what my campaign platform was, which was simply to open the doors of the county attorney’s office to everyone and to provide equal services and equal services to everybody,” she said. County Clerk Katrina Fitzgerald said the recanvassing will not cost Meade County money, only time and manpower. Fitzgerald will begin her second term in January but said to her knowledge she is not aware of recanvassing ever changing the outcome of an election.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all who have helped make my campaign for state representative a success. To my family and friends, I extend a very special “thank you” for your support and encouragement through a long, exciting and challenging campaign. To Representative Gerry Lynn, I extend my congratulations on a race well run and my thanks for your efforts in Frankfort. To the constituents of the 27th District, I thank you for your vote of confidence and pledge to represent you well.

I look forward to serving you in Frankfort!

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more federal grants to assist with costs, Dodson said. “We’re exploring every grant opportunity available to keep the burden off of citizens,” he said. The Emergency Management Agency already has the Phase I equipment but cannot begin until completing a comprehensive database of every address and phone number in Meade County. Mark Bennett, director of the county’s 911 Center and member of the E-911 committee established by Fiscal Court, is working with city officials to compile the list. To begin the program some addresses will be changed. Residences in Doe Valley and Ekron already have made the change. Bennett said Enhanced 911 will not work if there are duplicate road names or if house numbers are not in sequence. He said Fiscal Court has approved the change of about 30 street names. Minor issues, such as the spelling of road names and roads with similar sounding names, also



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hearing on drug charges. Justin Staples, 19, and Brandon Vowels, 21, were originally free on $20,000 bond after the two, Staples, and Staples’ parents were arrested in September and charged with cultivating marijuana and tampering with evidence. Commonwealth Attorney Kenton Smith requested the two young men be tested for drugs. After testing positive, Judge Robert Miller changed their bond to $100,0000 and had them sent to the Meade County Jail. The judge set a bond-forfeiture hearing on the original $20,000 bond for Nov. 20. Jamie Staples, 44, James Ralph Staples, 64, Barbara Jean Staples, 63, Justin Staples and Vowels will have a pretrial conference April 19, 2007, with a trial set to run May 2325, 2007. Kentucky State Police found 322 marijuana plants, valued at $644,000, on the Staples’ farm off Hwy. 1919 on Sept. 7.

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Marcella Avitt, 94, Webster, died Nov. 8, 2006, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1912, in Breckinridge County, the daughter of the late Charles “Bug” Mays and Lucy McCoy Mays. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clifton Mills Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris Avitt; two brothers, Jasper Mays and Tim Mays; and a son-in-law, James Smith. Mrs. Avitt is survived by a son, William (Annetta) Avitt, Brandenburg; a daughter, Betty Smith, Hardinsburg; two granddaughters, Karen (Mike) Diehl, Brandenburg, and Ann (Wayne) O’Connell, Hardinsburg; two great-granddaughters, Sara (Kevin) Schuer, Lexington, and Susan O’Connell, Nashville; two great-great-grandchildren, Brennan and Noah Schuer, Lexington; and a brother, Joe Mays, Webster. Funeral Services were held Nov. 10 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral home with the Rev. Allen Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Webster Cemetery.

Jane B. Compton

Jane B. Compton, 70, Glasgow, died Nov. 11, 2006, at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital. She was born in Breckinridge County, the daughter of the late Elliott and Margaret Wardrip Bishop. She was a homemaker and a member of Irvington Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Peyton Compton; a daughter, Patsy Sexton; and two brothers, James and Harold Bishop. Mrs. Compton is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ann (Fred) Stilts and Gail (Russell) Engler, both of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Derek Byrd, Bristel, Conn., Amy Barry, Irvington, Kacie Byrd, Glasgow, and Micheal Sexton, Harned; three greatgrandchildren, Lily and Tyler Barry, Irvington, and Trenton ByrdShipp, Glasgow; eight sisters, Darlene Dowell, Eltie Ferry and Lucille Lyons, all of Brandenburg, Bessie Cravens, Ekron, Barbara Miller and Lorene Compton, Irvington, Doris McVicar, Ind. , and Anne Stephens, Shepherdsville; four brothers, Bill Bishop, Harned, Kenny Bishop, Ekron, Donnie Bishop, Garfield, and Bobby Bishop, Brandenburg; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington.

Freddie Patrick Boggess

Freddie Patrick Boggess, 69, Vine Grove, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. Mr. Boggess was a member of Valley View Baptist Church, Vine Grove, and a 20-year veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Phyllis Phillips, Loreda Willis and Clara Redman. He is survived by his wife, Lois Boggess, Vine Grove; three sons, Vaughn Boggess, Versailles, Timothy Boggess of Seymour, Ind. , and Fred Samuel Boggess, Beaufort, S.C.; two daughters, Valerie Horton and Tawnya Fuller, both of Vine Grove; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Dixie Smith, Virginia Beach, Va.; five brothers, Clifford Boggess, Kimberly W.Va., Earl Boggess, Page, W.Va., Joe Boggess, Florida, Boyd Boggess, Oak Hill, W.Va., and Troy Boggess, Gallopolis, Ohio. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Valley View Baptist Church, Vine Grove, with brother Ron Burgess officiating. Burial was in North Hardin Memorial Gardens, Radcliff, and visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m.

Arvin Decker

Arvin Decker, 84, McQuady, died Nov. 11, 2006, at Lincoln Hills Health Care in New Albany, Ind. He was born Feb. 1, 1922, in Glen Dean, the son of the late Frank and Cova Wilson Decker. He was a farmer and an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Decker is survived by his wife, Edna Decker, McQuady; five sons, Carl Voyles, Union Star, Kenneth Decker, Berea, Franklin Decker, Scottsburg, Ind., Melvin Decker and Justin Decker, both of McQuady; three daughters, Billie Jean Hatfield, McQuady, Floeva Hatfield, Stephensport, and Penny Hutchinson, Scottsburg, Ind.; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a


Friday, November 17 • Living Free Seminar, Nov. 17 and 18, at the Meade County extension office. • Irvington Heritage Council’s Christmas Bazaar, 58 p.m. Also on Nov. 18, 9-8 p.m., and Nov. 19, 1-3 p.m. (half-price day).

Saturday, November 18 • Miss Christmas Pageant for girls in grades 9-12 that attend Meade County High School. Pageant will be held at David T. Wilson Elementary at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Clarissa Peters at 270-422-5144 • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 • Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament at 9:30 a.m. at the Meade County Library • Irvington Christmas Parade — at dusk. Starts at elementary school and continues down 1st Street. (Hwy 79)

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Brandenburg Riverfront Park. Enter your float/vehicle or horses today. Prizes for the best float. Call Brandenburg City Hall at 422-4981 • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752

Tuesday, November 21 • Story Hour – 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Library. Call 422-2094 • Teen Dinner and a Movie – 5:30 p.m. Showing “You, Me, and Dupree” at the Meade County Library. Call 422-2094 • Breckinridge and Meade Counties’ Diabetes Coalition meeting, 6-7 p.m., at the Meade County Health Department. For more info call 800-280-1601 • Planning and Zoning meeting at 7 p.m. • Meade County Fire District meeting, 7 p.m., at the 1st district firehouse

brother, Carlton Decker, Hardinsburg; seven sisters; Vedetta Montgomery, Paducah, and Delphie Fackler, Mary Haynes, Artie Haynes, Jo Claycomb, and Elsie Poole, all of Meade County, and Phyllis Wineberger, Mt. Washington. Funeral Services were held at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 from the chapel of Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg. Burial was in the McQuady Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at

Iveory Lee Dowell

Iveory Lee Dowell, 80, Custer, died Thursday, Nov. 9, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Mr. Dowell was an employee of General Box in Louisville, Lucas-Hussey Tobacco Warehouse and Lucas Paving for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Dowell, and a son, Tommy Ray Dowell. He was survived by three daughters, Toni and Opal Dowell, both of Custer, and Terri Allen, Elizabethtown; one brother, Lewis Dowell, Cloverport; and two grandchildren. The family chose cremation. Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be posted at a later date.

William Benjamin Haycraft

William Benjamin Haycraft, 56, Union Star, died Nov. 9, 2006, at his residence. He was born June 27, 1950, in Fort Benning, Ga., the son of the late William Harold Haycraft and Eleanor Jean Maxwell. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was formerly employed as a laborer with Hall Construction. Mr. Haycraft is survived by two sons, Jason and Brandon; two daughters, Dana and Sarah; a sister, Cheryl Whitworth; and eight grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Nov. 13 from the chapel of TrentDowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the William Benjamin Haycarft Memorial Fund in care of Trent-Dowell Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at

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Saturday, November 25 • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752

Sunday, November 26 • Brandenburg Christmas by the River Festival, 1-6 pm, light up at dark. • Meade County High School Band performing at the Christmas by the river festival

Wednesday, November 22 • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 • Diabetes Nutrition Class at the Meade County Health Dept. at 3 p.m. • Library will not be holding Yoga today due to Thanksgiving break • Battletown SBDM, 3:30 p.m. • Payneville SBDM, 3:30 p.m. • Irvington SBDM, 4:30 p.m. • Library Board meeting in the fiction room at 5:30 p.m. • Meade County Water District meeting, 7 p.m. • Brandenburg Planning and Zoning meeting at City Hall, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28 • Story Hour 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Library. Call 422-2094 • Library Mystery Lunch noon at the Meade County Library. Call 422-2094

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Mrs. Theresa Hughes Martin, 59, Brandenburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, in an automobile accident on Hwy. 1638. Mrs. Martin was a graduate of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Savannah, Ga., and received her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Bellarmine College. She was an EMT and an EMT instructor for more than 30 years, past president of the Kentucky EMT Instructors Assn., a former instructor at Jefferson Community College’s School of Nursing, and a former director of nursing at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital and Floyd Memorial Hospital, and was currently a nurse at Caritas Hospital. She was also a member of New Brandenburg Baptist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Chester and Myrtle Faye Hannah Hughes; and a brother, Carl Patrick Hughes. Mrs. Martin was the loving wife of W. Wayne Martin; caring mother of Cindy K. (Scottie) Miller, Irvington, Fay (Jason) Knott, Flaherty, and Jean (Jamie) Barger, Guston; grandmother of Cody Wayne Miller, Jaycie Fay Barger and Brady Daniel Knott; devoted sister of Carol Hughes Sanchez, Indianapolis, and Jon Henry Hughes, Savannah, Ga. She also is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at New Brandenburg Baptist Church with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Visitation was at Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg, after 1 p.m. Thursday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to EMS Special Olympics.

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Mr. John Thomas Shannon, 71, Vine Grove, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Shannon was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Pittston, Penn., the son of George Herbert and Elizabeth Ann Ermel Shannon. He was a Catholic by faith, a welder by trade, an Army veteran and enjoyed going to flea markets. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Fulkerson Shannon; two daughters, Pamela and Sandra Shannon; and a stepson, Alan Brashear. Mr. Shannon is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Suzan Shannon; a daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Robert Mathis; a grandson, Robert Shannon; five granddaughters; Jennifer and April Level, and Britney, Whitney and Elizabeth Shannon; a greatgrandson, Christopher Mathis; a greatgranddaughter, Leigha Lewis; three brothers, Dan Shannon, Pittston, Penn., Howard Shannon, Florida, Peter and Joan Shannon, Lancaster, Penn.; a sister and brotherin-law, Dorothy and Ed Cook, Moosic, Penn.; an aunt, Ann Sherinsky, Harding, Penn., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Beach, officiating. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, from the Owensboro Memorial Gardens, Owensboro, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Central Kentucky.

Sue Carter Sipes, 92, of Flaherty, passed away Thursday Nov. 9, 2006, at her residence. Mrs. Sipes was a member of Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Flaherty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hayden Sipes; three brothers, James Lamar, and Wayne and Marvin Hobbs; one sister, Celestine Vowels; two granddaughters, Linda and Jessica Sipes; two grandsons, Alex Pike and Bradley Sipes; a son-in-law, Daniel Patterson; and a daughter-in-law, Margaret Sipes. She is survived by seven children, Carroll Sipes of Flaherty, Virgil Sipes (Alice) of Elizabethtown, Jim Sipes (Marie) of Louisville, Sue Patterson of Elizabethtown, Jerry Sipes (Mary Jean) of Flaherty, Georgia Wnukoski (Robert) of Ivor, Va., and Janet Pike (Martin) of Flaherty; 29 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Hager of Flaherty. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Flaherty, with the Rev. Paul Beach officiating. Burial was in the St. Martin Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove. Condolences can be expressed online at

Logan Wint Sr.

Logan Wint Sr. of Hardinsburg, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Medco Center of Hardinsburg. He was born in Lodiburg, Ky., on Sept. 17, 1916, as the son of the late John and Mary Logsdon Wint. He worked at Kentucky Stone for a number of years, and then retired as a farmer. Mr. Wint was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Wint. He was survived by three sons, Logan Wint Jr. of Tell City, Ind., Charlie Wint of Custer, and Carl Ray Wint of Cloverport; two daughters, Judy Schiesor of Wisconsin, and Shirley Hughes of Hardinsburg; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Alexander Funeral Home. The burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington.

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BATTLETOWN – Professor Marshall Myers of Eastern Kentucky University knows Battletown well, as he has written extensively on the history of Meade County. More importantly, Myers, 62, grew up in the area and remembers it fondly. “Battletown was a closeknit community where everybody looked out for everybody and understood and accepted each other for what we were,” Myers said. “The people were warm, genuine and very supportive, and still are.” Myers remembers the Ohio River as central to the way of life in Battletown. Boys learned how to swim in the river as their fathers followed along in rowboats, urging them along while keeping them safe from the current. Locals would string trot lines in the river, then share the catch with their neighbors at dinnertime. As many as three stores serviced the community in the 1950s, and many locals first experienced television at the general store. The Battletown General Store was a place where residents interacted with each other, where customers kept a tab and settled up on pay day, where children were treated to pickled bologna and Payday candy bars. Battletown is less vibrant now, but Tim and Stella Donahue hope to change that. The couple is remodeling Battletown General Store and reopening it as a restaurant and grocery. The Donahues will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. They hope The General Store will once again become a centerpiece of Battletown, and locals won’t have to travel so far for groceries and gas. “Hopefully, we’ll open in

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another month or two,” Tim Donahue said. Battletown also has a homegrown celebrity in Rick Stansbury, head basketball coach at Mississippi State University. Stansbury, a 1977 graduate of Meade County High School, is in his ninth year coaching the Bulldogs. Throughout the years, Battletown Elementary has been a constant along with the quarries. Battletown Elementary is home to about 105 students and provides many extracurricular activities for students, such as cross country, archery and basketball. The community park in Battletown includes Lawson Field for softball and baseball, a basketball court, a playground and shaded picnic tables. The legend goes that Nathan Hubbard and Jimmy Bennett had a fistfight over the location of a post office more than 100 years ago, and Battletown was born. As often was the case in the 1800s, Battletown and neighboring Oolite grew up around industry. The area boasts one of the largest limestone quarries in the state, and the result was the creation of what is known as a “company” town. In a company town, houses, stores, and schools were provided to workers by the company, similar to the coal camps that sprang up in eastern Kentucky. Today, limestone still is a major centerpiece of the Battletown community, with Hilltop Big Bend Quarry and Cemex both excavating materials to be sold along the banks of the Ohio River.

BRANDENBURG—Outer Limits Liquor, under new ownership and occupying remodeled space, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday and an open house to mark its official opening. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at noon and the open house, featuring periodic drawings for prizes, continue during regular business hours from that day until Saturday, Nov. 18. Outer Limits Liquor, now owned by Deanie and Eddie Sipes of Meade County, is located at 2940 Brandenburg Road in Brandenburg Station near Ky 448 and Ky 1638. The new owners’ goal, Deanie Sipes said, is to offer their customers a wide selection of liquors, wines and beers in a clean, friendly atmosphere where they will feel comfortable shopping. “We have a very large selection of quality wines, and we’re proud of our selection of imported beers, ales, and lagers,” she said. Besides traditional liquorstore items, she said the store also stocks an array of party supplies, gift items, coffees, and University of Kentucky and University of Louisville

apparel. Also available are custom-made gift baskets. Operating hours for Outer Limits Liquor are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday. Its telephone number is 270-422-4744. The Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce assisted with the ribbon-cutting ceremony — a service it provides at the request of any new or relocating business in the community, according to Russ Powell, its executive director.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time, Lamb, and soon all will be made clear. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That difficult situation you’ve been dealing with continues to call for careful handling. Avoid quickly made choices that might not stand up when they’re finally put to the test. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You still have lots of evaluating to do before you can consider making a commitment. It’s better to move cautiously than to risk stumbling into a major misunderstanding. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously peevish partner offers to be more helpful with your problems. But remember: The final choice is yours. Be guided by what you feel is the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As the Big Cat, you can sometimes be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your inner voice usually guides you well. But a note of caution: This is a period of mixed signals for you, so be careful you don’t misunderstand the messages you’re getting. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cupid’s call beckons both single Librans looking for a new love, as well as couples hoping to strengthen their relationships. A workplace problem is quickly resolved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) It’s been a hectic time for you, and you might want to take a break to restore both body and soul. You’ll then be set to face new challenges later this month. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It’s a good idea to take a more conservative approach to your financial situation right now. Some plans made earlier this year might need readjusting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a fine time to move boldly into those new opportunities I promised would open up for you. Check them over, and then choose the best one for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Congratulations. Your self-assurance is growing stronger, and you should now feel more confident about making that long-deferred decision about a possible commitment. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re very close to reaching your goal. But be wary of distractions that can lure you off-course and leave you stranded far away from where you really want to be.

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EVERY VOTE REALLY DOES COUNT I, William “Butch” Kerrick, “SHERIFF OF MEADE COUNTY”, want to take this opportunity to THANK all the citizens of Meade County, from the bottom of my heart, for coming out to vote and supporting me. The old cliche that “every vote counts” is definitely a true statement. You, as the voter, have done your job to elect me as Sheriff, and now it is my turn to do the job that you expect from your sheriff. To also prove to you, that I am not a politician and I am truly a Law Enforcement Officer, I will strive daily to preserve the trust and faith that you have instilled in me. We will work together to improve the future of our county. I will provide a “Fresh New Approach” to Law Enforcement. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support you, the citizens, have shown me.

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Letters to Santa Claus! Parents and Teachers... The News Standard is inviting every child in Meade County to write a letter to Santa Claus! Every child's letter will be published, unedited, Friday, December 22. This is a great way to let children express themselves and see their work in the newspaper, which is distributed free to every postal address in the county.


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Letters to Santa should be no more than 100 words and should include each child’s name, age, school and class. We would prefer letters to be typed and submitted via e-mail to letters@the news standard. They may also be put on a CD-ROM or a USB storage device and delivered to The News Standard office. Letters should be saved in a “.txt” format, which is an option for almost every word processing program. Letters may be sent individually or as one large document per class. Typed letters are due to The News Standard by 5 o’clock p.m. Friday, December 15th. We also will accept neatly handwritten letters as well, but the deadline is December 8th. Hand-drawn pictures for Santa can be substituted for handwritten letters. We hope this is an enjoyable opportunity for all of the children of Meade County! Please call The News Standard at 422-4542 if you have any questions.


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The News Standard/SHAUN T. COX Greenwave fans Matt Houston, 22, Ian Preece, 22, and Scott Dougherty, 42, make their presence known throughout the stadium with their chants.

Mullet Army backs Meade football team

to our active units,” said 23year-old Erik Miller, from New Jersey. The group’s love for football and a need for some sort of release after a hard week of training led to following the Greenwave, according to Matt BY SHAUN T. COX Houston, 22, a Boone County, Ky., native. If you go to a Meade “It started out that I County football game, one of thought it would be cool if we the first things you’ll notice is all adopted a football team, the amazing crowd that and the first game we were always follows the able to attend was (Meade Greenwave. County vs.) Boone County — Even at away games, the that was my old high school Meade crowd is usually bigger — so I thought it would be a than that of the home team, good time to come out and and that speaks volumes about cheer for them,” Houston said. the support “We got there, this team has. we loved the One group team, we’ve of fans in pargot a good ticular — “The group that Mullet Victory comes out to Squad” as support them they call and I think themselves — they’ve made really sticks some good out. That’s things hapbecause they pen.” usually wear Cheers of mullet wigs “GO BIG and Meade GREEN!” and County gear, “GO MEADE and are COUNTY!” always the Glen Wilson, immediately loudest, rowfollowed diest bunch in assistant coach Houston’s the stadium. comments and “Who are are typically they?” is a question you’ll often heard throughout the game. hear drifting from the crowd. According to assistant They’re all soldiers who coach Glen Wilson, the team will graduate from basic offiloves seeing the “Squad” at cer training courses at Fort their games because it gets the Knox in December. team fired up with its multi“All of us are going tude of chants. throughout the Army and “Our kids love them and we’ll be going to different get excited when they come to units. Like me, I’m going to the game and so does the Fort Benning (Georgia), some PLEASE SEE MULLET, are going to Hawaii and PAGE 12 Louisiana, but we’re all going

Soldiers’ love for football crosses county, state lines

“Our kids love them and get excited when they come to the game and so does the crowd.”

Ryle next on list for road warrior Wave

The News Standard/SHAUN T. COX Senior running back Michael Harris bullies his way into the end zone for one of the Greenwave’s two touchdowns. Harris led the team in rushing with 75 yards, most of which came in the second half.


Meade County is developing a reputation as a giant-killer in the Class 4A playoffs following wins against North Hardin and John Hardin each of the last two weeks — both on the road and the latter for the district championship. That concerns Ryle head coach Bryson Warner, who said Meade County is playing with a lot of confidence because it beat two higher-seeded teams on the road. “I know they’ve beaten two teams on their home fields, and upsets say a lot about them and their program,” he said. “Now we’re going to be in the same boat as those two, and hopefully, we won’t end up like them.” Warner said Meade County’s mental toughness impresses him most. “Them being the underdog, and upsetting people the way they have worries me,” he said. “They do a great job of pursuing the football defensively. What I’m really impressed with is their mentality. When you go on the road and upset two higher-seeded teams the way they have — both teams that beat them earlier this year — that’s just impressive and I’m sure they’ll have a ton of confidence coming in here.” Boone County is the only common opponent of the two teams. Meade County bested visiting Boone 27-24 on Sept. 8. Boone won at home against Ryle, 34-22, on Sept. 29. Ryle (10-2, 8-1) is primarily a running team and scores 29.4 points per game and gives up 13.5, while Meade scores 24.9 and gives up 18.2. In Ryle’s second-round win over Campbell County, the Raiders racked up 302 total yards — 260 of which came on the ground — in winning 26-10. The tandem of 5-11 senior running back Scott Gray and 6-2 senior running back Vince Murray have rushed for more than 1,700 yards and 32 touchdowns.

Sophomore running back Alex Furnival carries the ball for a couple of his 17 yards. The Greenwave scored both of its touchdowns in the second half.

Wrestlers pin hopes on first season


Wrestling Coach Bob Davis has high hopes for the Meade County program in its expansion season. “My expectations are high,” he said. “I think we’re going to have a pretty good program. I think people are going to underestimate us since we’re new, but I’ve got kids that have the heart and the desire to win, and they’re going to find a way to win, so

my expectations are high.” According to Davis, being a new team actually has its advantage because the kids don’t know their competition and will have no fear. Davis said high school wrestling is built around athletes in the 130- and 135pound weight classes. “Wrestling is really focused toward the smaller athlete, the ones that are too small to play football and basketball,” Davis said. “It fits right into their


with footwork and it helps build because they wrestle the them understand where their same weight class that they center of gravity is weigh, so it’s great and how to distribute for them.” the weight and keep Along with the balanced. It also can smaller athlete, some help with their of the larger athletes speed,” he said. can benefit from the The wrestling seaextra wrestling trainson kicks off with a ing, said Davis, who scrimmage at 6:30 also is an assistant BOB DAVIS p.m. Monday at the football coach. high school, and its “For your football first meet will be Dec. 2 at the players, especially our lineAnderson County Tournmen, it gives them practice

ament, but the time has not yet been set. Davis said getting a team at the school has been in the works for several years, but the timing hadn’t been right until now. “It took a lot of patience and fortitude because I didn’t give up,” he said. “I’ve been trying for five years myself and there are others who have been trying for seven or eight years.” Davis, who wrestled and played football for Petersburg

High School in Petersburg, W.Va., said with the addition of the freshman center, it was the perfect time to start the program. Students attending James R. Allen Elementary will move to the new Brandenburg Primary school, which opens next year. The school will then become the James R. Allen Freshman Academy, where

Maybe one reason Johnson didn’t give up was because the next stop after Talladega — and the final place to begin a rally — was Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Johnson’s home track, which carries the same sponsorship name as his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. At Lowe’s, Johnson had been about as perfect as one can be over the last three seasons. In seven Cup starts, he had won five times and earlier this season he ran a close second to race-winner Kasey Kahne.

It seemed only appropriate that Johnson’s ascension to the top of the points standings began at Lowe’s. He took runner-up honors again in the second visit of the season to Lowe’s, and followed it up a week later with a win at Martinsville. Since that runner-up run at Lowe’s, Johnson has finished no lower than second in five consecutive races, which has enabled him to rally from eighth in the points five weeks ago to a 63-point lead over second-place Matt Kenseth.

“I look at what we’ve done and how we prepared for the Chase. We did everything we needed to but unfortunately got off to a slow start. I think we’re performing well at the races where we had some bad luck and had some wrecks,’’ Johnson said. As the 2006 NASCAR season draws to a close this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Johnson heads to the final race of the season



Johnson looks headed for championship BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE

PHOTO BY HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS The 2006 NASCAR season ends this week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Five weeks ago Jimmie Johnson was facing a dire situation. Johnson, a driver who dominated the first third of the NEXTEL Cup season, had made The Chase but finished no better than 13th in the first four races of The Chase for the Championship. Making things twice as hard to swallow was the fact that the week before, the California native was racing for the win at Talladega when

teammate Brian Vickers crashed Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of the race, and went on to win. “I never felt we were out of it. I never expected (Denny Hamlin) to have as much difficulty and let a lot of us back in it,’’ Johnson said. “I never conceded and I just said, let’s go all out. We have nothing to lose, let’s just try to finish up by winning races, just like (Tony Stewart) has been doing. It’s about winning races and that’s been our philosophy the last couple of months.’’




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Saturday with Greenwave BRANDENBURG — Celebrate “Saturday with the Greenwave” boys’ area basketball teams tomorrow at Meade County High School. The fund-raiser begins at 10:30 a.m. with games between area elementary teams, followed by the middle school teams and the high school teams. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Tickets are good for the full day so patrons may come and go. Concessions and Greenwave apparel will be available for purchase, as well as tickets to the Greenwave Giveaway, a raffle in December. The following is a schedule of Saturday’s games: 10:30 Payneville 1 vs. Ekron 1 11:10 Payneville 2 vs. Ekron 2 11:50 Flaherty 1 vs. Battletown 12:30 Flaherty 2 vs. Muldraugh 1:10 DTW Green vs. DTW Purple 1:50 DTW Blue vs. DTW Navy 2:30 DTW Red vs. DTW Navy** 3:20 SPMS 7th. vs. Gallatin Co. 4:10 SPMS 8th. vs. Gallatin. Co. 5:00 MCHS 9th. vs. Gallatin. Co. 6:00 MCHS JV vs.. Gallatin. Co. 7:30 MCHS Varsity vs. Gallatin. Co. **DTW Navy will play twice due to an uneven number of teams

submitted photo Pictured from left to right back row: Asst. Coach Heather Finney, Head Coach Mike Ray, Asst. Coach Carman Stevens, Asst. Coach Angela Ray. Middle Row left to right: John Michael O’Neal, Meg Geren, Devonta Guillory, Haley Meredith, Leah Scott. Front Row left to right: Connor Langdon, Jared Ray, J.P. Stevens, Kyle Finney. Vine Grove wins soccer tourney The Vine Grove Gators under-8 soccer team won four straight tournament games en route to winning the Vine Grove Soccer Scream end-of-season tournament. The Gators defeated the Radcliff Heat 7-1 in the championship game and finished the season with a 14-1 record.

Breeds finished 19th of 209 runners with a time of 16:52.97, and Jenkins finished 18th of 204 runners in 20:02.85. The girls’ team finished 16th overall of 24 competing Kentucky high schools. The girls’ team finished fourth in the regional meet in Elizabethtown and qualified for state — held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington — for the first time in school history. The boys’ team finished sixth and qualified two runners for the state 5,000 run. Results: Name Time Place Grade Boys 5,000-meter Run: Sean Breeds 16:52.97 19 9 Jordan Sears 17:45.65 92 12 Girls 5,000-meter Run: Shelby Jenkins 20:02.85 18 9 April Level 20:46.76 59 7 Kim Dukes 21:31.35 109 9 Marley Stanfield 21:43.87 123 7 Stephanie Dukes 21:49.91 130 10 Christina Lancaster 22:34.88 161 9 Cynthia Smith 22:59.98 173 9

Girls soccer team has banquet BRANDENBURG — The Meade County Lady Wave soccer team had an awards banquet on Tuesday night commemorating one of the best seasons in recent history. The Lady Waves finished 10-6-2 and 4-1 in the district, where it tied for first place. All-District Tournament Team—Amanda McNary and Kayla Stull Highest Academic Average Award— Courtney Hatfield Memorial Scholarship Award—Kayla Stull Jenny Sipes Sportsmanship Award— Amanda McNary Captains Award—Amanda McNary, Kayla Stull and Jessy Jenkins KHSAA All Academic Team: First team (cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better)—Kayla Stull, Courtney Hatfield, Caitlin Shain and Jennifer Hail; honorable mention (cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.74)—Amanda McNary, Amber Lancaster, Kayla Fackler, Stephanie Menser and Kelsey Stanley

submitted photo Meade County placed one boy and one girl in the top 20 in the state cross country meet in Lexington.

MCHS cross country place two in top 20 LEXINGTON — Meade County High School placed two runners, freshmen Sean Breeds and Shelby Jenkins, in the top 20 of the boys and girls, respectively, Class 3A, 5,000-meter runs in the state cross country meet.

holding all the cards. He leads Kenseth by 63 points, third-place Kevin Harvick, the winner at Phoenix last weekend, by 90 and holds a 90-point lead over Hamlin as well. Johnson needs to finish no worse than 12th at Homestead-Miami and regardless of what anyone else does, he will sew up his first-ever championship. “I’d stay away from everybody and just run 43 if it was me. No, I’m just kidding. It’s a lot of pressure. There’s a lot on the line. You know, it’s something that where it seems like everything you’ve done all year comes down to one race,’’ Harvick said. “You know, I think obviously they have had a great year and we’ve had a great year, and everybody in the Top 10 has had a fairly good year. Johnson ran 40th at Homestead-Miami a year ago but history has been good to the El Cajon, Calif., native there. He has two top-5, and three top-10 finishes in five starts at Homestead-Miami, where he ran third in 2003 and second in 2004. The weekend could be the culmination of what have been some close calls and also-rans over the last four seasons. Johnson took runner-up



Ray finishes first in girls fifth-grade race BRANDENBURG — Micaela Ray, from Flaherty Elementary, finished first in the fifth-grade girls 2006 Meade County Cross Country Championship, with a time of 7:26 in the one-mile race. Flaherty, David T. Wilson, Payneville, Muldraugh, Battletown, Ekron and West Point elementaries all participated.


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honors in the points championship in both 2003 and 2004, while finishing fifth in both 2002 and 2005. “If we can just go to Homestead and do what we have been doing one more time, we’ll be very happy. I

can’t express enough how much experience in this sport has helped me as a driver. This is my fifth year, fifth time being in a championship situation. We’ve been under pressure and we’ve been in this situation before and that’s made us a better, stronger, and more mature race team,’’ Johnson said. “Everyone is asking what our strategy for Homestead will be when the race starts.

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high school freshmen will take their core classes. The move will open up an additional 65,000 square feet in the high school. “They haven’t had the space and it’s never been a good time,” he said. “They’ve (administration) always felt that the program would be great, but we didn’t have the space and couldn’t justify having the program without the space.” Davis said the wrestling team also would benefit the community by providing extra-curricular activities. “Number one, it provides them something to do after school, some sort of entertainment to keep them off the street and out of trouble — which is a desire as a community, to keep kids out of trouble — and that’s what this offers.” Davis said the wrestling program also would be a great chance for some of the kids who haven’t played other sports to compete and be a part of a team. “Right now I have probably 17 kids that play no other sports,” he said. “This is their first and they’re doing very well at it.” One of those young men is sophomore Ethan Medley, whose goal is to do well in the regional meet and see where it leads him. “Hopefully, I can go somewhere and make it to something — I don’t know about state — but somewhere,” he said. Medley doesn’t have any wrestling experience but Davis has high hopes for him, and Medley would like to parlay his future wrestling experiences into a professional fighting career. “I watch a lot of jujitsu videos on the Internet and Ultimate Fighting Championship events,” Medley said. “I’m really into that and it’s what I want to do when I’m older. That’s why I’m wrestling because I think it will help me down the line.” Davis expects to face some stiff competition in the team’s inaugural season. “Anybody in the Second Region will be tough, like Larue County, John Hardin and Central Hardin,” he said. Four of the teams the Greenwave will face this year — Larue County, Seneca, North Hardin and Fern Creek — placed in the top 10 of last year’s state meet. Davis said the success regional foe Nelson County had in its first season is a sign that his team can compete this year. “All those programs are

Well, it’s pretty simple. We’ve relied on a solid race car and I just did my job. The car has been so strong that we haven’t had to trick anybody nor do anything fancy. That’s what we are going to do this weekend in Florida.’’ NOTE: Buddy Shacklette is a graduate of Meade County High School and has covered NASCAR for the Daytona Beach NewsJournal for the past 15 years.

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Date Dec. 2 Dec. 6 Dec. 9 Dec. 13

Dec. 16 Dec. 20 Dec. 23 Dec. 30 Jan. 3 Jan. 5,6 Jan. 10 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 27 Feb. 3 Feb. 10

Wrestling Schedule

Match/Tournament @ Anderson County Tou. @ Iroquois (Tri) @ Nelson County Home: Ft. Knox, N. Hardin,

Weigh-in TBA 5:30 p.m. 8 a.m. S. Oldham 5:30 p.m. @ Seneca (Duals—8 teams)8:30 a.m. Home: C. Hardin 5:30 p.m. @ C. Hardin Tou. TBA @ Valley Inv. Tou. TBA @ Ballard TBA @ Nelson County (Duals) 5:30 p.m. @ Central, Ballard 5:30 p.m. Meade County Classic 8 a.m. @ Southern / DeSales TBA @ N. Hardin Tou. 8 a.m. @ Larue County 5:30 p.m. @ Danville Tou. TBA @ Fern Creek 9 a.m. Regional @ TBA 8 a.m.

pretty well established,” he said. “Nelson County is in their second year and they did well last year. They actually had a heavyweight who went to the state meet their first year.” Medley said the toughest part of practice might be the high temperatures Davis sets the thermostat to. “We practice in a hot atmosphere so we can drop weight,” he said. “We learn moves and then we do three minutes of wrestling, get off and let other groups wrestle. We’ll run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m., and then we’ll do pushups for the rest of the time.” Davis said the KHSAA has new rules to help keep wrestlers safe and to regulate their training.

Start TBA 6 p.m. 9 a.m.

6 p.m. TBA 6 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 9 a.m. TBA 9 a.m. 6 p.m. TBA 10 a.m. 9 a.m.

“We have to have special training on weight management, and that’s a big topic, which is smart,” he said. “Years ago, they really didn’t care and kids were losing a lot of weight and doing it in an unsafe manner. Now you can’t wrestle below 7 percent body fat and your hydration has to be in a certain range, which are good things to keep the kids healthy.” Medley said he doesn’t have trouble keeping his weight down. “I have a fast metabolism and I can burn up calories pretty fast, so I don’t have a special diet,” he said. “I’m trying to eat subs every day for lunch, but sometimes I like to eat good food, like country fried steak and gravy, stuff like that.”

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“Having two good backs, it gives us an advantage because they’ll be fresh in the fourth quarter, but it all depends on the line,” he said. “If the line’s not blocking, then they won’t be able to get anything going.” Ryle does not throw the ball very often. Six-foot junior quarterback Kyle Benke is 29 of 63 on the year with 549 yards and eight touchdowns. Ryle’s offensive line has some size, with all of its linemen about 6-feet tall and most weigh more than 200 pounds. The biggest lineman is 6-foot, 330pound junior offensive tackle Ray Holstein. The burden will rest squarely on Meade County’s defensive line and linebackers to stop the Raiders’ dominant running attack. The defense will have to do what it did two weeks ago against North Hardin running back Mark Terry, stopping him for less than 100 yards for the first time this year and holding him scoreless for only the second time. The Greenwave defense has come of age during the winning streak, giving up just more than six points per contest. “Defensively, they’ve played as a team,” said Bob Davis, the Greenwave’s defensive line coach. “There are 11 helmets on the ball every time. The defense — right now — looks pretty solid. We gave up two field goals and a touchdown to North Hardin, and two field goals to John Hardin.” Those two field goals in Friday’s 14-6 win were a 46point swing from when thirdseeded Meade County (7-5, 5-2) lost to top-seeded John Hardin 52-21 just seven weeks ago. Davis said the lopsided loss earlier this year may have had more to do with Meade playing poorly than John Hardin (7-4, 61) being that much better. “We had an open date prior to the first game and we came out flat,” he said. “Against a team like that, when they get up, it’s hard to bounce back. We gave a lot of gifts to them last time. We gave them numerous opportunities to score and they took advantage of them, indeed. We took all that away this time. They had to work for everything they got, which was hard for them.” The game wasn’t pretty for the Greenwave in the first half as it gained a paltry 24 yards. Neither team got a first down until John Hardin managed one with 4:05 left in the first quarter. Meade County didn’t get its




crowd,” he said. “They really get excited when they hear their chants.” Whenever an opposing team gets called for a penalty, you can hear the group screaming ‘You can’t do that!’ over and over. Most of the group of eight to 10 soldiers played football in high school, which was where their love for the sport began. “There probably isn’t one of us out here who wouldn’t give anything to put on a jersey and pads and get out there with them,” Houston said. New Jersey native John Rugarber, 22, said the team’s effort and hard work — much like Army training — is what the group appreciates. “It’s all about the players,” he said. “The players are what make it really awesome for us. Their hard work is something we really appreciate because it’s a lot like our hard work (in the Army). We cheer really loud because they make us want to cheer with their play.” Maryland native Ian Preece, 22, and his twin brother Reed said they can relate to the Greenwave fan base. “People who don’t have kids on the team still come out and watch them,” Ian Preece said. “We have fun coming to the games and we want to thank everyone for being so nice to us. They hooked us up with a lot of hats and t-shirts, and we appreciate that so much.” The group also is known for a little heckling, which it maintains is all in good fun. “It’s nothing personal against the other teams, it’s all about the game,” Miller said. “It

initial first down until 5:03 left in the first half. Junior quarterback J.L. Cannady struggled to find his receivers and the running game was sluggish. “John Hardin got after us in the first half and basically, we just got whipped,” assistant coach Glen Wilson said. “We talked during halftime and said, ‘We’ve been down before and just do what you guys know how to do. Get physical with them and block, do what you’ve been coached to do and we’ll be successful. No need to panic. As bad as we’re playing, we’re only down six.’ Our defense kept us in it and then the offense finally got going in the second half.” John Hardin was unable to take advantage of good field position the first half, coming away with only two field goals and six points. John Hardin head coach Mark Brown was happy with the six-point lead. “We did a real good job in the first half,” he said. “I think at one point they only had 20something yards. I didn’t see any reason why we shouldn’t be doing the same thing in the second half.” Meade County head coach Larry Mofield said he was proud of the way his team responded in the second half and he took the blame for the way his offensive line played in the first half. “We just told them, ‘We’re getting whipped up front,’ and as an offensive line coach, I was pretty disappointed, but that falls back on me,” he said. “Obviously, I didn’t do something to get them ready and I didn’t have them ready to play the first several series because we didn’t get the job done up front.” In the third quarter, the Greenwave offense started to assert itself with a 13-play, 76yard drive, and it used several big plays to do so. The Greenwave converted thirdand-19 from the 37-yard line. Junior receiver Daniel Allen made a big 11-yard catch to keep the drive alive following two timeouts on fourth-andfour. The offense again went to fourth down on the 5-yard line, but senior running back Ned Brown busted up the middle for a touchdown, giving Meade County its first lead with 3:26 left in the third quarter. John Hardin’s Mark Brown felt like that play turned the game in Meade County’s favor. “They hit a big play on thirdand-long one time and we dropped back in a cover-four situation, and you take a chance when you do that,” he said. “They busted one on us there doesn’t matter who they are. If we can get a roster, we’re going to have fun with it. The refs too, regardless of who they are. We don’t know them, but if you’re wearing zebra stripes, you’re going to get it because it goes with the job.” Senior “Mullet” member Scott Dougherty, 42, is retired from the Army, and is the only member with any ties to the team. His son, Alex, plays defensive end on the Meade County freshman team, which won the freshman district championship. “All the coaches and staff for Meade County provided these guys with T-shirts and hats for the games because of their support, and so we want to say thank you to the coaches,” Scott Dougherty said. Scott Dougherty also said he hopes to keep the support going after the current group graduates from officer training. He plans to bring new guys out to watch next season and hopes to have a “mullet squad” for years to come. Head coach Larry Mofield said after last Friday’s game at John Hardin that there are no better fans than in Meade County, and the team wouldn’t be as successful without them. “A lot of things go unnoticed, like coaches preparing the scout team and doing everything,” he said. “It’s all-around effort and there’s no one player or person — it takes a lot of things together to do something like this (win the district title) and you’ve got to have the fans too. We’re down 6-0 (at John Hardin) and I could hear our fans … wearing people out. We have great administrators too, you can’t say enough about them. I look out there and they’re all here. … We appreciate that.”

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Team Statistics MC 93 63 156 8-17-0 1-0 4/40

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Scoring Summary

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MC—Harris 3 run (Bruner kick) and got a real long run and that sort of changed the momentum.” Then, on the ensuing kickoff, John Hardin was forced to start on its own 3-yard line when the Bulldogs stopped the ball from going out of bounds — which would have been a penalty on Meade County — and stepped out himself. “We had our chances the second half. We took the ball after a bad kick-off and we made a bad decision on the 3-yard line,” Davis said about the play. “We were still able to drive the ball 60 yards but couldn’t get the job done.” Following John Hardin’s punt, Meade County got the ball back with 9:31 left in the game and ripped off a 13-play, 71-yard drive that took more than six minutes off the clock. The Greenwave started on its own 28 and proceeded to run the ball right at the Bulldogs. Then sophomore running back Alex Furnival was tackled and lost the ball. The referees ruled him down by contact and negated the fumble, which didn’t sit well with John Hardin’s Brown. “I thought — and no excuses, they played a good game — but we got a horrible call,” he said. “It was a fumble down there, the ball came out and we had it going the other way, but they (the refs) didn’t see it that way and they called him down. When you watch the film you’ll see it was a fumble, a good fumble.” Mofield said he empathized with Brown because neither likes to lose. “All the officials were in there blowing it dead, so it wasn’t like any of them were questioning it, so I don’t think much about that at all,” he said. Meade continued to run the ball, burning the clock. Furnival punched it in from the 3-yard line with 3:21 left, and the extra

point made it 14-6. But the Bulldogs weren’t finished and drove the ball to the Meade 15-yard line. Two costly penalties pushed the Bulldogs back to the Meade 37-yard line, where it was first-and-32. Junior defensive end Eric Whelan intercepted a pass from sophomore quarterback Sherrod Moore to seal the upset. Meade’s Wilson beamed with pride after the victory. “It is a great feeling,” he said. “These kids have worked their tails off since Jan. 3, they never gave up on us, they’re a great bunch of kids and it feels awesome.” As for the turnaround from the last meeting, Wilson credited the plan the defensive coaches were able to come up with. Mofield said he was proud of the fight his team showed. “They never packed it in this game or this season. They have a lot of character and they fought,” he said. “If you look at the last two weeks, it would have been easy to get down, but our kids are made from something different.”

Individual Statistics Rushing—Meade County—Harris 16-75, Brown 3-19, Furnival 8-17, N. Stinnett 1-(minus 3), J.L. Cannady 6-(-15). John Hardin—Denham 19-61, Camper 4-50, Carlisle 1230, McCloud 3-5, Moore 1(minus 5). Passing—Meade County—Cannady 8-17-063. John Hardin—Moore 918-2-126 yards, Carter 0-10-0. Receiving: Meade County—Allen 4-44, Stankiewicz 1-18, Furnival 1-6, N. Stinnett 1-(minus 2), J. Stinnett 1-(minus 3). John Hardin—Wolz 4-54, McCloud 3-44, Denham 218.

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