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Magistrates end 109 Board Court regarding Solid Waste’s financial woes. “The previous Fiscal Court was part of the problem,” he said. “The previous 109 Board went to them (in 2004) for a rate increase. If they can’t raise the rate, of course they’ll lose money.” Wardrip added that he understands Fiscal Court can’t approve a rate increase without proof the increase is needed, but feels the problem could have been dealt with sooner since Solid Waste was showing losses more than a year ago. Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said previously that Solid Waste’s sudden profit still isn’t enough to purchase new trucks while also repaying its $660,000 debt. Solid Waste was facing bankruptcy in November and had to borrow $250,000 from Fiscal Court to continue operating. 109 Board members had hoped to find a suitable contactor to begin trash collection by April 1, at which time Solid Waste will re-enter the red. Solid Waste is in debt to Fiscal Court $270,000 total, and owes another $390,000 in long-term loans. Before a contractor can be selected, however, the county must re-draft a new five-year plan.

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Solid Waste’s financial turnaround in the last quarter of 2006 comes too late to save the department’s board of directors, a magistrate said. Magistrates unanimously passed the second reading of an ordinance that takes back executive control of Solid Waste from the 109 Board. The ordinance was passed without discussion at either of the two readings. The 109 Board will cease to exist next week after a public notice is printed Wednesday. Members of the 109 Board used last quarter’s profit as a reason to continue running Solid Waste. Magistrate Steve Wardrip said last quarter’s $11,000 profit still isn’t enough to undo two years’ worth of financial losses. “I don’t know what they did different to make a profit last quarter, although I’m glad (Solid Waste) did, but it didn’t change my mind any,” he said. “We need to get it back under control of the court.” Solid Waste lost about $10,000 monthly in 2005, and $15,000 per month in 2006, according to an audit. Wardrip didn’t absolve the previous Fiscal

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Fired coordinator drops suit for courthouse job BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND NEWS@THENEWSSTANDARD.COM

BRANDENBURG — A former Solid Waste Department employee is getting acquainted with the legal system, although not in the way she first intended. Wanda Terrell, a former Solid Waste coordinator and bookkeeper, dropped her wrongful termination lawsuit against Meade County and the 109 Board earlier this month to accept a new position in the County Attorney’s office. Terrell filed suit in November about a month after the 109 Board, Solid Waste’s board of directors, decided to employ a local bookkeeping firm during an Oct. 16 closed session, leading to Terrell’s dismissal the next day. Terrell worked for Solid Waste for more than 14 years and was 16 months short of retirement when she was let go. PLEASE

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AGRICULTURE . A5 Poultry farms get help from state An indemnification plan will help in case of an avian disease outbreak.

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FAITH ........... A7 Elderly are great Older people who live like they are alive, not dying, are worth emulating, Father Ronald Knott says.

YOUTH .......... B4 Eat with the family Children and parents get many benefits when they share meals.

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MULDRAUGH — City Council members are aggressively pursuing grants and discussing other ways for Muldraugh to attract more residents. Mayor Danny Tate urged council members during Wednesday’s work session to consider letting a contractor develop 39 acres in northern Muldraugh along state Route 31 near the cell phone towers. The land was given to Muldraugh by the military in the early 1980s. Tate said the land was used for logging about 10 years ago but otherwise has been untouched. Tate hopes developing the land will attract new residents when the Army’s Base Realignment and Closures Commission 2005 (BRAC) brings up to 4,000 more people to Hardin County and surrounding areas. “With what’s happening at Fort Knox, people are looking for land,” he said. “I want something built that’s affordable, nice and will make people want to live here.” Council member Ron Heschke added, “Homes will have to be more economic — meaning smaller and cheaper.” If more residents aren’t attracted to Muldraugh, Tate fears the elementary school will suffer. “We’ll lose our school if we don’t make a change,” he said. “We need more kids in the school, so we need to get more people to move here.” Tate suggested selling the land to a developer, and even though the land will likely be sold cheaply, the city will make money in the long run through property taxes. City Council will make a decision at next month’s meeting. Council members also discussed more timely matters, such as the March 15 deadline of applying for the “Safe Routes to School” grant. The grant is part of a state program that encourages families to use walking and cycling to get to school. Muldraugh will advertise for an engineer to develop plans, and Tate said the City Council will hold a special meeting in early February to select an engineer to head the project. City Council also will look at applying for grants to repair

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FLAHERTY — Jerry Sipes turned down $500,000 for his family’s farmland in Flaherty two years ago. Now Sipes and a dozen other Meade County residents are being forced to sell portions of their land to make way for a power line heading from Jefferson to Hardin County. Sipes said Kentucky Utilities offered him about $11,000 for 4.9 acres, about a third of the value he feels his property is worth. But it’s not just the offering price that bothers Sipes, but what the power line will do to the value of the rest of his property. He said the value of about 50 acres would depreciate when the power line is built, saying now he couldn’t sell the land even if he wanted to. “This is our family farm and

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we want to keep it as long as we can,” he said. “We can’t even sell it now with the power line. Who would want to by it?” Kentucky Utilities received permission from the Kentucky Public Service Commission last year to build a 42-mile highvoltage transmission line from its Mill Creek Station in southwestern Louisville to a substation south of Elizabethtown. A portion of the line will travel through Meade County. KU must buy about 111 acres in Meade County to secure the 5mile easement for lines and poles. The land is split between 17 properties owned by 13 Meade County residents, a KU PLEASE

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Lost soldiers deserve our appreciation

rmy Maj. Michael Mundell’s death in Iraq strikes close to home, as the 47-year-old leaves behind a wife and four children in Brandenburg. Mundell is the second Meade Countian to die in Iraq, following Sgt. James Alexander Sherrill, of Ekron, who was killed April 3, 2005. To the families of these two brave men who were willing to fight so the E DITORIAL rest of us don’t have to: Thank you from those I SSUE : Local soldiers of us at The News who have died in Iraq. Standard for allowing these men to defend our O UR V IEW : The families Constitution, which of those who give their includes our right to free lives deserve to be speech and our freedom thanked for their losses. of the press. Thank you from our community. Your sacrifices have made the world aware that Meade County is willing to do its part and send its sons and daughters to war to defend our ideals. Thank you from our commonwealth for showing that Kentuckians are still as brave in the 21st Century as they were when the Boones were blazing a trail across the wilderness. Kentuckians answer when our nation calls. Thank you from our nation for allowing your loved ones to protect us all from a reccurrence of Sept. 11, when terrorists brought the war on Western Civilization to our shores. Now we have taken it back to them. As Mundell told his wife, if terrorists are fighting us in Iraq, then they are not fighting us in the United States. Finally, thank you from our world for supporting these men who have stood up and shown that dictators will not be allowed to repress other human beings — whether those dictators are military and secular like Saddam Hussein or religious zealots pushing their views on others. Not everyone has to live as we do, but everyone deserves to live free.

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Democrats focus on families

It was another busy week for us as the House Democratic Caucus met and discussed our plans for the upcoming 2007 legislative session. We’ll reveal those plans when we return in February, but we will again center on our “Commitment to Kentucky Families.“ Last session, House Democrats introduced their successful agenda focused on making life better for families, children and seniors. Legislation was passed that raised teacher pay so they will soon be on the same earning level as their colleagues in surrounding states. A graduated driver’s license bill for teens passed, making a mandatory six-month waiting period between the permit and actual license phase, which will make our teenagers safer drivers. House Democrats made an emergency appropriation of millions of dollars to help low-income families and seniors who were having trouble paying their high heating bills and were in danger of having their utilities cut off. The “Commitment to Kentucky Families” included affordable housing help, protections for property owners, protecting children

from lead-based paint and strengthening grandparents’ rights. House Democrats, who value our servicemen and women, also passed a tax exemption for military death benefits. Sadly, this legislation will S TATE R EP. become important to a very special family in our district. On Jan. 6 we received the terrible news that Maj. Michael L. Mundell had lost his life while serving in J EFF G REER Iraq. Mike was married for 21 years to Audrey Cundiff Mundell and was the father of four wonderful children, Erica (17), Ryan(14), Zachary (13) and Dale, (11). Mike died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Mike was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 108th Division (Institutional Training) in Spartanburg, S.C. Mike was known to many of you throughout our close-knit communi-

Fletcher’s successes equal re-election

Economists often use a ship at sea as a metaphor for the condition of the nation. Stay the proper course and, in the long term, our ship of state will reach its target. So it can be said of the state of our commonwealth. After a brief slowdown in jobs- and family-income growth in 2000 and 2001, Kentuckians are enjoying sustained economic good times that are unprecedented, even during the 1990s. Access to affordable health care, a perennial concern of Kentucky families, has improved measurably, and with it the quality of health care. This is thanks to steady, innovative policies by state health professionals who persuaded the Feds to go along with them. As Gov. Ernie Fletcher prepares for his February State of the Commonwealth speech, a critically important message for his re-election later this year, he may want to take some well-deserved credit for these and other accomplishments. Already, we have seen some political writers offer suggestions for that message in opinion columns. From the looks of them, it appears they want the governor to flagellate himself over the merit-hiring investiga-

tion, asking forS UBMITTED giveness and demonstrating B RETT H ALL humility. If anything, Fletcher should stay away from such nonsense. He can show he’s humble without dredging up the merit-hiring investigation. More to the point, Kentuckians want to see their governor as not only someone they like and trust, but also someone who knows where he wants to lead them. The need for a governor to clearly communicate his goals and the need for meeting them can’t be overstated. In the case of a governor who wants to be re-elected, speeches such as the State of the Commonwealth can launch the campaign or push it against the shoals. In message strategy, the governor’s speechwriter should state a clear and concise relationship between quality health standards, quality education and sustained prosperity backed with a plan to achieve them. Topics to stay away from: right-towork and prevailing wage. Last year’s developments showed the governor’s party has no appetite for this

battle. The governor has gotten a good head start toward showing results in meeting his policy objectives. He remains under a burden of convincing voters that five more years of his policies are the right medicine to catapult Kentucky to a generation of health and wealth. Plus, Fletcher should show us why so many people who know him like him and admire his intellect. The “vision thing” and the likability factor are priorities No. 1 and 2 in this year’s State of the Commonwealth speech. GOV. ERNIE By being simple, FLETCHER direct and without pretense, the governor will score points with voters who are fed up with partisan rhetoric and bombast. Maybe even a few of the Democrats who voted for him in 2003 will consider Fletcher worth keeping after checking out the speech. Post-speech, the governor and his surrogates should stay on this message, weaving its themes into every speech and news interview.

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Consistency and repetition are the best elements of a clear communications strategy. What the governor must do now in advance of his speech is begin sounding out themes he wants to incorporate in the address, articulating reasons why he should be re-elected. Next, the governor’s office should be more pro-active in their communications, reaching out to reporters and editors with access to the governor for up-close-and-personal interviews. Gov. Fletcher is at his best when one-on-one with reporters and editors, discussing public policy and his vision for Kentucky. He’s impressed more than a few journalists with his grasp of health care and tax issues. Keeping reporters at bay doesn’t work — many have tried it but none has succeeded. Steady as she goes with consistent direction and leadership and constant communication. These elements will serve the Fletcher administration well as they wind their way into the final year of the first term. Brett Hall is editor of www.kypolitics.org. He lives in Frankfort.

ties, and I want his children and wife to know that we appreciate the ultimate sacrifice he has given to his country. Recently, I came upon a quote from Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf that gives some comfort during our sorrow. Gen. Schwarzkopf said, “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” Mundell is our hero and it will be my great honor to acknowledge his sacrifice in the Kentucky House Chambers in February. Gov. Ernie Fletcher ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Mundell until sunset on Sunday, Jan. 14, the day of his funeral. Please contact me about issues or legislation of interest to you. You may leave a message for me in Frankfort by calling the legislative toll-free Message Line at 800-372-7181, and you can check the status of legislation this session by calling the Bill Status Line toll-free at 866-840-2835. You can also reach me or any other state legislator through the Legislative Research Commission’s website at www.lrc.ky.gov.

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To the editor, I would like to publicly thank the Elizabethtown office of Congressman Ron Lewis for all of the help and compassion they have shown over the past few months in helping me with several bureaucratic problems. Not only were his employees prompt, competent and courteous, but went beyond the call of duty by personally trying to make the holidays a little bit brighter for me. They did this anonymously, without expectations of thanks, but luckily were unsuccessful at remaining anonymous. Congressman Lewis can be proud of the caliber of people he has working for him in this office. Wanda Adams Brandenburg

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phone number is 270-422-2545. AARP to assist with taxes The American Association of Retired Persons will be assisting low- to moderateincome seniors with their taxes this season. The AARP will be at the Meade County Public Library on Friday’s between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Feb. 2 through April 13. Coordinator Jean Rayner said the program is aimed at seniors over 60, but they will help anyone who is low or moderate-income. Rayner said those wanting assistance need to bring all the documentation needed, but cautioned that the AARP cannot assist with rental property or farms. For more information, or to volunteer, call 945-1304.

Meade gets food, shelter federal grant Meade County has been awarded federal funds under the the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Meade County has been chosen to receive $17,538.00 to supplement emergency food and temporary lodging programs in the area. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This board consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Churches, USA, and United Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A local board made up of representatives from the County Judge/Executive’s Office, the Ministerial Association, the American Red Cross, the low-income groups, other interested parties will determine how the funds awarded to Meade County will be distributed between the emergency food and temporary lodging programs operated by local service organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending these and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Meade County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter program funds must contact Meade County Community Action for an application. The Local Board meeting has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at the Meade County Community Action Office at 496 E. Broadway, Brandenburg. Further information on this program may be obtained by contacting Gina Moorman. The

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BY CAROL SPENCE UK COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

LEXINGTON— When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, some are trivial – resolving to hang up your clothes, for instance – while others can be life-changing. For women over 50 or with a history of ovarian cancer in their family, resolving to participate in the Ovarian Cancer Screening Research Program at the University of Kentucky might very well fit into the latter category. “Ovarian cancer is such a silent killer,” said Edith Lovett, family and consumer sciences agent with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Cumberland County. “You can have ovarian cancer and never know it, and by the time you find out it’s just really serious.” “The idea behind the study is to prove that screening detects early cancers and saves lives,” said Dr. Edward J. Pavlik, director of the Ovarian Cancer Screening Research Program, the only study of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1988, the program has screened more than 26,000 participants by transvaginal ultrasound. Out of 130,000 screenings, 400 tumors have been detected and death due to ovarian cancer has been markedly reduced in the group screened, as compared to the general population. “Basically there’s biological onset of disease and then there’s symptoms onset,” Pavlik said. “What we’re attempting to do is detect the cancer between these,” thus improving the chance for survival. For that reason Lovett, other FCS agents and members of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association around the state work hard to make women aware of the benefits of this simple and free test offered by UK’s Markey Cancer Center. From collecting an extra dollar from Homemakers’ dues each year, to holding fundraisers, to transporting women from all over the state to Lexington or local outreach centers to get

Barwater Road home catches fire The Meade County Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday at 50 Barwater Road. Firefighters responded to the scene around 8:48 p.m. Payneville and Battletown fire departments assisted in extinguishing the fire. Meade County Fire Chief Larry Naser said the fire was under control after about a half hour but firefighters had to return to the fire around 11:30 p.m. to “hit a few hot spots.” The structure was a singlefamily home being renovated but no one was living in the house when it caught fire, Naser said. He reported that half the house was significantly damaged. The cause of the fire is still under investigation

Fiscal Court to apply for park grant Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said Fiscal Court drafted a resolution to keep Meade County’s parks clean in order to apply for a grant to beautify the Buttermilk Falls Recreational Area. Fiscal Court must apply for the grant by Feb. 1, although an amount hasn’t been specified. Craycroft said the grant can be used to add benches along the walking trail, to widen the walking trail, or to repave blacktop.

the annual test, Extension has made the battle against ovarian cancer a personal one. In fact, Homemakers’ commitment to the cause predates the 1988 beginning of the screening program by 10 years. René Siria, state president of Homemakers said they started contributing to research projects at UK in 1978. “Our membership has gone down over the last 28 years, but our contributions have gone up because a lot of counties and areas have been doing special events and things to raise additional money,” she said. As Homemakers president, Siria has challenged the group to reach $1 million in donations to the screening program by 2008, the 75th anniversary of Extension Homemakers. To date they have raised $885,550 through donations and fundraisers. Pavlik said that the program, which has annual costs of approximately $1 million, has benefited from its relationship with the Kentucky

Extension Homemakers Association. “The real contribution of the KEHA is participation,” he said. “I wouldn't be surprised if 30 to 50 percent of all of the 28,000 participants have been KEHA members, but I don't track this. It is just my impression or guess.” Pavlik said one of the reasons for the high level of participation is due to the efforts of “certain family and consumer agents that are absolutely heroic in their continuing efforts to bring participants to screening.” Ann Bradley, family and consumer sciences Extension agent in Letcher County, has been transporting vanloads of women to Lexington for screening since 1990. She makes the 6-hour round trip from Letcher County to Lexington with more than 200 women each year. The trips are open to everyone, not just members of Homemakers. “Local doctors and the local health department refer people to the program,” she said. “I

don’t ever like to turn anybody down. We’re just far enough away that a lot of ladies won’t just go on their own, but they like to go with a group and have the screening done.” For those women who can’t make the long trip to Lexington, five outreach centers have been set up in Maysville, Prestonsburg, Somerset, Elizabethtown and Paducah. The centers are open once a month in Maysville, three days a month in Prestonsburg, Elizabethtown and Paducah, and twice a month in Somerset. “The outreach program was designed for those women who maybe didn’t have a car that was that dependable or couldn’t get off from work,” Pavlik said. For more information about the UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Research Program, talk to your local county Extension family and consumer sciences agent, visit the screening program’s Web site at http://clik.to/ovary or call 800-766-8279.

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Mayors speak during luncheon LAND BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND NEWS@THENEWSSTANDARD.COM

BRANDENBURG — Brandenburg Mayor David Pace stressed the need for more community involvement during a luncheon this week. “I want to get people more ... involved in running Brandenburg and serving on committees,” he said. Pace said he hopes to bring back the Beautification Committee to improve Main Street and Brandenburg’s parks. Pace’s other goals are improving sidewalks, fixing water lines, and he would like to set an an “incubator shop” for small companies. “We would put small businesses in a facility to help them grow,” he said. “Then when they’re ready to go out on their own we kick them out of the nest.” Meade County’s DAVID PACE mayors spoke about future plans for their cities during the luncheon. The mayors of Brandenburg, Ekron and Muldraugh outlined their visions for 2007 during the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at the Extension Services building Thursday. The event was sponsored by Brandenburg Telephone Company.

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“I dropped my lawsuit in order to get my job here (in the County Attorney’s office),” Terrell said. “I just wanted to get my time in and do what is right. I don’t like lawsuits.” Terrell said she spoke with County Attorney Margaret Matney about the secretary position before she filed the lawsuit, but said she filed the lawsuit before officially applying for the job. Matney later told her that her lawsuit would be a conflict of interest within the county, prompting Terrell to drop the suit. Terrell said dropping the lawsuit was her idea and working was more important than the lawsuit. “It was fine with me to drop the lawsuit to get the job,” she said. “I’m happy with my job and I’m thankful I have a job.” Matney said she wasn’t aware of Terrell’s lawsuit until last month, when she spoke with Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft about the hire, at which time Craycroft told her about the pending litigation. Craycroft said he had reservations at first because of the lawsuit, but said the decision to hire Terrell was up to Matney. “I had concerns when I first heard Margaret was considering Wanda for the position and I told her those concerns, but the decision to hire Wanda was up to Margaret,” he said. Matney said she is confident about bringing Terrell on board because of her office experience, not because of the lawsuit. “Wanda has excellent experience in office management and working in a professional setting, and I felt she’d be a good match for the office,” she said. “There was no agreement between Wanda and the county attorney’s office regarding the lawsuit. Dropping the lawsuit

Muldraugh Mayor Danny Tate tells the audience about his goals as mayor in 2007 while Ekron Mayor Gwynne Ison looks on during the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday.

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Ekron Mayor Gwynne Ison said her city is now ready to welcome back industry. “We’re looking forward to seeing industry return to Ekron,” she said. “It will not just improve the number of jobs for our city, but the county as well.” More than a decade ago, Derby Tank Car Cleaning and Manufacturing was caught dumping toxic chemicals into the ground in Ekron. The land was abandoned in 1994 and Ekron has been cleaning up the mess it left ever since. “When you have an industry that doesn’t care about the community and pours deadly chemichals into the ground, it’s devastating,” she said.

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was Wanda’s decision.” Terrell said she feels vindicated that her reputation has been restored since her sudden departure from Solid Waste, which was met with rumors and allegations about her performance. “I was trying to do an honest job,” Terrell said. “I feel like people believe in me again. ” Terrell filed, and won, an appeal with the Attorney General’s office regarding the closed session that led to her dismissal. Attorney General Greg Stumbo ruled Nov. 30 the meeting was “misplaced” because members of the 109 Board did not properly announce the topics being discussed during the closed session. The ruling, however, did not order Solid Waste to reinstate Terrell to her former position. The same individuals that eliminated Terrell’s previous position were met with the same fate when Fiscal Court began steps to dissolve the 109 Board earlier this month. Solid Waste was facing bankruptcy this year until Fiscal Court approved a $250,000 loan, increasing Solid Waste’s total debt to $660,000. Magistrates decided to return executive control to Fiscal Court to prevent future losses. Terrell said there are “still some issues going on” with the Attorney General’s office regarding the legality of the Oct. 16 closed session.

Ison added that the clean-up is going smoothly and Ekron received state money to assist the effort. “As small as we are, there’s no challenge we can’t meet,” she said. Muldraugh Mayor Danny Tate said he is looking forward to city improvements. He said Muldraugh will apply for two grants this year, one to build sidewalks and another to construct a storm shelter “We have a lot of mobile homes in Muldraugh and people have no where to go,” he said. In the near future, Tate said he and the city council will be improving Muldraugh’s water lines. “It’ll be tough, but we’ll make it,” he said.

Cable barriers to be installed on Gene Snyder BY DOUG HOGAN KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET

FRANKFORT – Fulfilling a promise made last summer, Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that work is expected to begin within the week on a 13 mile median cable barrier project in Jefferson County. Median cable barriers will be installed on the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) between Interstate 65 and Taylorsville Road (mile points 10.2 to 23.1). Installation will cost $1,447,782. The George B. Stone Company has been awarded the contract to perform the work. “The median cable barriers have proven effective on Interstates 64 and 71 by preventing more than 30 crossover crashes,” said Governor Fletcher. “We are now ready to move forward with this installation on the Gene Snyder Freeway in an effort to further reduce the number of highway crashes and fatalities in the Louisville Metro area.” The system on Interstate 64 was installed between the Cochran Hill Tunnels and one half mile east of Breckenridge Lane. Construction was completed in late July 2006 and since that time the system has been impacted ten times by vehicles. The cable barriers on Interstate 71 stretch from downtown Louisville to the Jefferson/Oldham County line. Vehicles struck the system twice while this area was under construction. Since the work

was completed in midSeptember 2006, this section has been hit 25 times including one incident involving a semitruck. “With highway deaths at a five year low in Kentucky, the Transportation Cabinet is committed to keeping this number on the decline by implementing safety projects such as this one,” stated Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Median cable barriers on the Gene Snyder Freeway will enhance safety for everyone who drives on that busy thoroughfare.” Construction is expected to begin within the next week with completion scheduled for April 2007. During construction, the left shoulder of eastbound I-265 will be closed Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The left lane will be closed in one mile sections weekday evenings between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning and on weekends from 9:00 p.m. on Fridays until 6:00 a.m. on Mondays. Motorists are urged to slow down and remain alert when traveling in construction work zones.

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damaged sewerage pipes and, if all goes well, Tate hopes the two projects can begin simultaneously. “We want to accommodate the ‘Safe Routes’ program, but we want to get the piping done first,” Heschke said. Tate agreed that fixing Muldraugh sewer pipes must take priority since Muldraugh will have to pay a metered rate for sewage treatment starting in July. “Sewer rehab is the most important thing the city has going,” he said. “It’s the thing we need to be worrying about, and I’ve been earmarking money for it.” Hardin County Water will take over sewerage treatment this summer and will charge Muldraugh for all sewerage treated. Fort Knox currently charges a sewage-treatment rate of 80 percent of the water purchased each month. Under the new billing system, the treatment rate will drop from $2.16 to $1.39 per 1,000 gallons treated, but residents could end up paying more on a rainy month because of faulty sewerage pipes. Jim Bruce, general manager of Hardin County Water District 1, said earlier this month that Muldraugh’s sewage treatment increases by 1,000 percent during rainy months because rainwater leaks into the pipes. City Council voted earlier this month for Hardin County Water to investigate the sewer-

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The current plan only allows for the county to pick up trash. Craycroft said during a previous interview he hoped to wait until October to redraft the five-year plan, at which time all state Solid Waste departments must submit new five-year plans for 2008-2013.

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age pipes to detect cracks. Tate hopes problem areas will be fixed before July. City Council also took steps Wednesday to cut down on delinquent water bills. Tate said during a previous interview that water bills will likely increase because of the new sewage-treatment rate, but he doesn’t want Muldraugh to have to pay the bill when renters abandon their homes. City Council proposed doubling the deposit to $150 and shortening the due date by five days, making bills due on the 10th of each month. Council members proposed cutting off water service if the bill isn’t paid by the 15th. Under the proposed ordinance, landlords will be held liable for expenses “above and beyond” the water deposit paid if a renter abandons a property. “Muldraugh shouldn’t have to flip the bill, it should be the property owner,” council member Ralph Lee said. “I don’t like the rest of the city having to pay for someone else because they can’t manage their problems.” Tate said Muldraugh has constant problems with tenants suddenly moving out and leaving behind large water bills. “We’ll get rid of a lot of scum who keeps moving around,” he said. “Hopefully now they’ll move somewhere else. Under the new ordinance, we won’t have to worry about taking so many people to court because they wouldn’t pay their water bill.” City Council will vote on amending the ordinance at the Feb. 12 meeting.

Craycroft said Wednesday that Fiscal Court can, and likely will, review bids while Frankfort updates the county’s five-year plan this fall. Craycroft said Fiscal Court will hold a work session before its Feb. 13 meeting to discuss creating a new advisory board and necessary action to keep Solid Waste afloat until October. Craycroft said a fee increase may be necessary, but he would like to examine other options as well.

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State unemployment rate down last month BY KIM SAYLOR BRANNOCK KENTUCKY EDUCATION CABINET

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in November 2006 to 5.2 percent in December 2006, according to the Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education Cabinet. December 2006’s jobless rate was more than a percentage point below December 2005’s rate of 6.5 percent. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained at the 4.5 percent level from November 2006 to December 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. “December’s 5.2 percent unemployment rate equaled the lowest rate we have seen in more than two years. Kentucky’s unemployment rate has remained below 6 percent for the past five consecutive months. “Kentucky was one of 38 states that had a lower unemployment rate in December 2006 than a year ago in December,” said Carlos Cracraft, the department’s chief labor market analyst. “Kentucky was one of 21 states plus the District of Columbia that reported unemployment rates above the U.S. average of 4.5 percent in December 2006.” Eight of the 11 major nonfarm job North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors reported employment increases in December, while the remaining three decreased, according to Cracraft. The increase of 2,500 jobs brought Kentucky’s nonfarm employment to a seasonally adjusted total of 1,848,000 last month. “Kentucky’s nonfarm employment has risen in nine of the 12 months of 2006 and has risen by 12,000 since December 2005. Altogether, 49 states and the District of Columbia recorded over-theyear nonfarm payroll employment increases in December 2006, with Michigan as the only exception,” Cracraft added. According to the seasonally adjusted employment data, employment in the professional and business services sector rose by 1,400 jobs in December 2006. This area had 3,600 more employees in December 2006 than in December 2005. The professional and business services sector includes professional, scientific and technical services, and management of companies and administrative and support management, including temporary help agencies. Kentucky’s leisure and hospitality sector went up by 700 jobs in December 2006. Since December 2005, the sector’s employment has increased by 4,200 positions. The sector includes arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodations and food services and drinking places industries. Kentucky’s trade, transportation and utilities sector

recorded an increase of 600 jobs in December 2006. This area includes retail and wholesale trade, transportation and utilities businesses, and warehousing, and is the largest sector in Kentucky with 383,000 employees. Since December 2005, the number of jobs in this sector has increased by 2,300. The educational and health services sector rose by 500 jobs in December 2006. Since last December, this segment has expanded by 4,700 jobs. This sector includes private and nonprofit establishments that provide either education and training, or health care and social assistance to their clients, Cracraft said. The natural resources and mining sector had 200 more jobs in December 2006 compared to November 2006. Since December 2005, the segment has risen by 1,100 jobs, mainly in the coal mining industry. “Employment in the natural resources and mining sector has been on the rise for the past two-and-a-half years after experiencing many years of gradual decline in the number of jobs. Approximately, 4,000 jobs have been added during that time,” said Cracraft. Employment in the other services sector, which includes such establishments as repair and maintenance places, personal and laundry services, religious organizations, and civic and professional organizations, increased by 200 jobs in December 2006. This area had 900 fewer employees in December 2006 than in December 2005. Kentucky’s construction sector gained 100 jobs in December 2006. Since December 2005, employment in this job area has added 1,900 jobs. Most of the hires have been in specialty trades, such as contractors involved in pouring concrete, site preparation, plumbing, painting and electrical work, Cracraft said. The financial activities sector grew by 100 jobs in December 2006. This segment, which includes businesses involved in finance, insurance, real estate and property leasing or rental, has gained 400 jobs over the past 12 months. On the negative side, Kentucky’s manufacturing sector recorded 800 fewer jobs in December 2006 than in November 2006. Compared to December 2005, the sector had 7,300 fewer positions in December 2006. The government sector, which includes public education, fell by 300 jobs in December 2006. Since December 2005, this sector has gained 2,300 jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly estimate of the number of employed Kentuckians for December 2006 was 1,954,995 on a seasonally adjusted basis. This figure is up 10,117 from the 1,944,878 employed in November 2006, and up 71,651 from the 1,883,344 employed in December 2005.

Protect fruit trees from rabbits, voles BY ANDY MILLS CEA FOR AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES

During the winter months, home-orchard owners need to protect their fruit trees from rabbits and voles. But hold off on any pruning until after the worst of the cold winter weather has passed. Rabbits and voles injure fruit trees by chewing the bark from the lower trunk and portions of the roots. This damage may kill or severely weaken the trees. If grass has grown up around the base of the trees, it should be removed so as not to provide cover for rabbits and voles. If your trees are mulched, pull the mulch back for five to six inches at the base of the trunk to keep the rodents away. Pick up and discard any fruit that remains beneath the trees to avoid attracting the rodents. Cleaning up fruit from the ground should be a part of annual fall and winter orchard cleanup. Finally install rodent guards around the lower trunk. These

may be plastic wrap guards that are commercially available. Home orchard owners can also construct their own guards using quarter inch hardware cloth. The guards should cover the trunk to a height of 18 inches and encircle the trunk. During the winter months inspect the ground around the trees for tunnels in the grass or holes indicating vole activity. Use snap traps when vole activity is noted. Prior to spring growth, prune out dead and diseased wood. Pruning increases air movement within the tree canopy, potentially reduces pest problems, improves spray coverage and promotes high-quality fruit production. Late February, March or early April usually is the best time to prune. For more information on home orchards, contact your Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 422-4958. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

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United Producers – Irvington Market Report per CWT For Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 Description Low $ High $ Sold Avg $ Weight Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls Bulls

0 to 499 500 to 599 600 to 699 700 to 799 800 to 899 900 to 999

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Heifers 0 to 299 Heifers 300 to 399 Heifers 400 to 499 Heifers 500 to 599 Heifers 600 to 699 Heifers 700 to 799 Heifers 800 to 899 Heifers 900 to 999 Steers 0 to 299 Steers 300 to 399 Steers 400 to 499 Steers 500 to 599 Steers 600 to 699 Steers 700 to 799 Steers 800 to 899

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Poultry farmers get help in event of avian disease FARM: Board awards about $4.1 million total ANGELA G. BLANK GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved the Kentucky Poultry Federation for $102,000 in state funds to help with the establishment of an indemnification program large enough to provide assistance to non-commercial poultry farmers. This proposal was one of the 29 projects, totaling $4,148,273 approved at the December Kentucky Agricultural Development Board Meeting. The funds will be added to the private funds that already exist to establish an indemnification program large enough to provide assistance to non-commercial poultry farmers in the event of an avian disease outbreak. The key to controlling a disease outbreak is a quick response mechanism and the indemnity fund would provide a vehicle for rapid response. Participants in the indemnity program would be on a voluntary basis and would not be mandatory, or supersede any state or federal agency. If an avian disease outbreak

Corporate HQ to bring jobs to Louisville BY DAN M. BAYENS OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

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occurred in a non-commercial poultry operation the loss of birds would be an economic devastation for their operation. Therefore, this indemnity fund allows for compensation for those birds due to depopulation procedures. Gov. Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky legislature continue to make great strides toward lessening Kentucky’s dependence on tobacco production while revitalizing the farm economy by investing 50 percent of Kentucky's Master Settlement Agreement into the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. To date, Kentucky has invested more than $230 million to an array of county, regional and state projects designed to increase net farm income and create sustainable new farm-based business enterprises. The diversification programs represent more than 2,730 projects that have been funded through Agricultural Development Fund, since the inception of the program in January 2001. For more information on this project contact Melissa Miller, with the Kentucky Poultry Federation, at (859) 373-0761. To learn more about cost-share grant and loan programs available though the Agricultural Development Fund contact the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy at (502) 564-4627.

FRANKFORT — Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced recently that PharMerica Corporation, a new publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, will locate its corporate headquarters in Louisville, creating 200 new jobs. The company, which is being formed by the combination of AmerisourceBergen Corporation’s and Kindred Healthcare, Inc.’s respective institutional pharmacy businesses, will constitute the second largest national provider of institutional pharmacy services. “The addition of PharMerica Corporation’s corporate headquarters to Louisville demonstrates the level of confidence the company has in Kentucky’s workforce and business climate,” Fletcher said. “The competition for this project was high, but ultimately resulted in a win for Kentucky. We will continue to create an atmosphere where PharMerica Corporation and other worldclass companies can flourish.” Institutional pharmacy services primarily involve providing pharmaceutical services to residents of nursing centers and assisted living facilities. Through its pharmacies, PharMerica Corporation will purchase, repackage and dispense pharmaceuticals, both prescription and non-prescription, in accordance with physician and other qualified healthcare provider orders, and deliver the medication to healthcare facilities for administration to their patients or residents. A pharmacy typically services facilities within a 120-mile radius of its location. “We want to thank Governor Fletcher, Secretary Gene Strong, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Greater

Louisville Inc. for putting together an aggressive incentive package,” said Paul J. Diaz, Kindred’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We think Louisville is an optimal site for the new company and are excited about creating new growth and employment opportunities for the city.” The establishment of PharMerica Corporation’s 60,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Louisville will entail the merger of Kindred Pharmacy Services’ corporate office staff, currently located in Louisville, into the new headquarters facility. An additional 200 jobs, with an average annual salary in excess of $77,000, will be created as a result of this project. “It’s great to see a homegrown, hometown company like Kindred expanding its reach and creating more quality jobs,” said Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. “We’re excited they’ve chosen Louisville as the new corporate home for PharMerica Corporation.” “Kindred’s decision to expand their local presence by headquartering PharMerica Corporation in Louisville is an outstanding way to start 2007,” said Joe Reagan, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “Through collaboration with our partners from the state and city, as well as the support of business leaders across the region, we were able to present a winning proposal in support of our community to those making this important decision.” The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved Kindred Pharmacy Services Inc. for tax benefits up to $8 million under the Kentucky Jobs Development Act (KJDA), an incentive program designed to attract and expand technology- and service-related industries in the state.

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Friday, January 26 • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752

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Ekron School about 1948. Back row, left to right: Mae Mullins, James Roberts, Harold Philpott, Elmer Butler, Howard Hubbard, and James Trent. Row four: Lottie Frances Dowell, Barbara Robinson, unknown, Brenda Corum, Martha Jo Hunt, unknown, Zane Brown, and Carlos Robinson. Row three: Joy Franz, Faith Franz, Hope Franz, Peggy Snyder, Barbara Dugan, Myrtle McCrary, Eljean Dugan, Betty Miller, and Freddy Butler. Row two: Dora M. Simmons, Elaine Craycroft, Naomi Branson, Sandy Shellner, Kenneth Miller, John Wallace, Betty Reesor, and Sue Philpott. Row one: Ronnie Smith, Elbert Lasley, Jerry Poole, Dale Lasley, James Medley, Louis Longford, Bill Miller, and Kenneth Nix. Not pictured – Judith Greer, Barbara Brill, Larry Wrenz, Robert Williams, Kenneth Darnall. Teacher: Mrs. Ed Wright

Saturday, January 27 • U-13 Girls Select Soccer tryouts for the Vine Grove Vipers, 1:30 p.m. at Vine Grove Optimist Park. For information, call (270) 828-8023. • Turkey Shoot at VFW Post 10281, 299 Briggs Lane in Vine Grove. Sign up at 11 a.m., shoot starts at 1 p.m. 12 gauge only. Every Saturday through March. For more info call the Post at 877-2138 • Heart-Saver Pediatric First Aid Certification Course 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the EMS Training Center on Harrison County Hospital Campus. For information and registration, call 812-738-7830, ext 340 • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 • Meade County Clothes Closet will hold Brown Bag Day from 10 a.m. till noon. Bring brown bag and fill for just $1. For more info, call 422-

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John Henry Ammons

John Henry Ammons, 58, died on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at his home in Muldraugh. He was born on Thursday, Feb. 12, 1948, in Meade County to the late Claude B. Ammons and Mary Blanche (Carwile) Davidson. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Ammons; his children, Shannon Carwile of Irvington, Jonathan Ammons of Hardinsburg, David Butler of McDaniels, John Butler of Brandenburg, and Ronnie Butler of Muldraugh; his sisters, Mary Ann DeWitt of Cloverport, and Delma Hoover of Hardinsburg. He is also survived by two grandchildren. Services were held at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with the Rev. John M. Bruington officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, in Stephensport. The pallbearers were David Butler, Daniel Peak, John Butler, Jeremy Gootee, Jason Gootee and Charles G. Carwile. Honorary pallbearers were Harrold Ammons and Kelly DeWitt. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the funeral home for the Ammons family.

James Rhodes Dempster

James Rhodes Dempster, 62, of Webster, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born near Irvington, April 17, 1944, the son of the late Phillip T. “Phil” Dempster and Florence Rhodes Dempster. Mr. Dempster received a master’s degree in English from UofL and taught briefly for Elizabethtown Community College at Fort Knox. He was also a member of Payneville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Vance, and two brothers, Phil Dempster of Rough River and Foster (Betty) Dempster of Webster. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Alexander Funeral Home at 4:30 p.m. Visitation also will be on Saturday from 2-4:30 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of your choice.

Rudolph Wade Dutschke

Rudolph Wade Dutschke, 78, of Irvington, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. He was born in Raymond on March 21, 1928, the son of August and Josie Chappell Dutschke. Mr. Dutschke was a mechanic out of Local 89 in Louisville, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, and a member and deacon of Evangel Christian Life Center in Louisville. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; one son, Terry Wade Dutschke of Webster; two daughters, Madonna Jean Durbin and Talisa Jo Deaver, both of Louisville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Gary Dutschke of Webster; and one sister, Jeanie Dutschke Hylton of California. Services were held Monday, Jan. 22, at Raymond Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Rodgers officiating. Burial was in Raymond Cemetery. Visitation was held at Alexander Funeral Home.

Glenda Nevitt

Glenda Nevitt, 57, of Union Star, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, in Rhodelia. She was born on Oct. 30, 1949, to the late Roy Hinton. She was employed as a registered nurse at St.’s Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, and was a member of St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia. She is survived by her husband, Mike Nevitt; four children, Tammy R. (Ed) VandenBrink of Caldwell, Idaho, Glen R. (Becky) Durbin of Rhodelia, Michael T. (Sherry) Durbin of Shepherdsville, and Crystal M. (Aaron) Bradford of Elizabethtown; her mother, Betty Hinton of Glendale; three sisters, Debbie Hinton of Glendale, Pamela (David) Harris of Radcliff, and Cindy (Richie) Martell of Rineyville; one brother, Michael (Evelyn) Hinton of Scottsburg, Ind.; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 23, from St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg. Pallbearers were Daniel Boyd, Chuckie Boyd, Craig Nevitt, Troy Nevitt, Greg Nevitt and Adam Benham. The honorary pallbearers were Lamar Nevitt, Kent Nevitt, Bobby Nevitt, and Ricky Sturgeon.

Elsie Belle (Gowen) Penn

Elsie Belle (Gowen) Penn, 82, passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Medco Center of Brandenburg. She was born on Sunday, July 13, 1924, in Green County to the late Willie E. and Mattie (Bale) Gowen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Penn; two infant children, Mattie Cornell Penn and Charles Penn; a daughter, Hazel Marcella Linder; a step-daughter, Betty Jean Dickenson; and a step-son, John Melvin Penn.

She is survived by her sons, Henry Albert (Jeanette) Penn and David Eugene (Lillian) Penn, both of Brandenburg; a step-daughter, Alice Elizabeth (Carl) Krumpelman of Covington; a sister, Mary Price of Green County; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 25, with Brother Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial was in New Brandenburg Baptist Cemetery in Brandenburg. The pallbearers were Nathan Penn, Brian Love, Jeff Jupin, Neal Barger, D.J. Penn and Lynn Jupin.

Donna L. Rogers

Mrs. Donna L. Rogers, 55, of Brandenburg, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at the Hospice in-patient unit of Norton Hospital, Louisville. She was born July 2, 1951, the daughter of Gilbert Rankin and Kathleen Tissue Smothers. Mrs. Rogers attended New Brandenburg Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rogers; a son, Joey Rogers; and her dad, Ed Bennett. Mrs. Rogers is survived by two daughters, Trina (Greg) Shoulders and Tasha (Brandon) Salyer, both of Brandenburg; five grandchildren, Beth and Tracy Shoulders, Samantha Salyer, and Katelynn and Nathan Priddy; her mother, Kathleen Bennett; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 22, from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Bridge officiating. Burial was in Cap Anderson Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Gerry Lynn, Terry Carby, Brad Hardesty, Kenny Bruner, C.W. Hesler and Mike Carwile. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the New Brandenburg Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Lung Cancer Program of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare, 200 Abraham-Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202.

Paul E. Shelton

Paul E. Shelton, 70, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Brandenburg, died Jan. 6, 2007, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Va. He was a merchant marine for five years and was retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He had spent 16 years in civil service. Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife, Ruth J. Shelton; a daughter, Andrea Mears of Williamsburg, Va.; a sister, Phyllis (Jimmy) Melton of Brandenburg; two nephews, Mark (Carol) Haynes of Elizabethtown and Jeff (Amy) Haynes of Brandenburg; two great-nieces; and five great-nephews. Funeral Services were held Jan. 11 in Williamsburg, Va., directed by Peninsula Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Va.

James William ‘Sarge’ Watters

James William “Sarge” Watters, 77, of Louisville, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Southwest Hospital. He was a retired chemical worker for Olin Chemicals and retired security for Cohart. He was an Army veteran and a member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church. He is survived by two sisters, Mart Olivia Denney and Anna Laverne Watters; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation took place at Owen Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 24. His funeral mass was held Thursday, Jan. 25, at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi Cemetery in Payneville.

William Raymond Thompson

William Raymond Thompson, 94, of Flaherty, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Thompson was born of Robert Walter and Bertha Ellen Lancaster Thompson on April 20, 1912. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Flaherty. He was preceded in death by two children, William Walter Thompson and Linda Lou Thompson; two brothers, Marion Thompson and Robert Thompson; one sister, Hattie Ellen Whelan Hall; three sons-in-law, Ed Vowels, Billy Joe Snyder and Bill White; one grandson, Frank Raymond Thompson; and one great-grandson, Ryan Weiner. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Anna Elizabeth Ray Thompson of Flaherty; seven children, Anna Jean Vowels Corbett of Flaherty, William K. “Kenny” Thompson of Easley, S.C., Annetta Jane Snyder Avitt (Rosco) of Brandenburg, Paul Randall Thompson (Yvonne) of Elizabethtown, Betty Jo White of Flaherty, Patrick Thompson (Marlene) of Flaherty, and Rick

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Thompson (Janet) of Brandenburg; two sisters, Alice Crutcher Langley of Radcliff and Louise Switzer of Flaherty; one brother, Joe Thompson of Radcliff; 29 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be today, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m., at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Flaherty, with the Rev. Paul Beach officiating. Burial will be in the St. Brigid Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at Coffey and Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove. There was a prayer service Thursday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home. Condolences can be expressed online at www.coffeyandchism.com

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Appeasement rarely successful in relationships QUESTION: Earlier this year, my husband of 11 years announced that he didn’t love me anymore. Joe told me that he would be leaving, though by begging and pleading with him, he agreed to stay for a while. Then one night he became cruel and said many mean things before walking out. Every time I see him, I humiliate myself. I beg him to call the kids and me, but he only says, “I don’t want to talk to you.” I tell him how much I love him, and he’ll reply, “I have no love for you! I don’t hate you, but I don’t love you either.” I was recently told by my doctor that I must have surgery on my eyes and that I might possibly lose my vision. Out of fear and panic, I broke down and called my husband, but he responded with indifference to the news. I asked if he would take me to the hospital and stay in the waiting room while I had the surgery. Joe hesitated and then said, “Well,

I guess so.” Why is Joe acting this way to me? Is there something I am doing wrong? DR. DOBSON: I’m going to speak very directly to you, although I understand the pain that you’re going through. There is no greater heartache in life than to be rejected by the one you love. But by courage and determination, you will survive the crisis that has beset your home. With that, let me say that the compulsion that is driving you to plead for Joe’s attention and love is systematically destroying your last glimmer of hope for reconciliation. By groveling before him, you are stripping yourself of all dignity and respect. Those two attitudes are critical ingredients in any stable and fulfilling relationship. This is the message you are inadvertently conveying: “Oh, Joe, I need you so badly. I can’t make it without you. I spend my days waiting for you to call and I’m crushed when the phone doesn’t ring.

Won’t you F OCUS ON please, please let THE FAMILY me talk to you occasionally? I’ll take you any way I can have you — even if you want to walk all over me. I am desperate here without you.” J AMES This is a classic D OBSON panic reaction, and it is leading you to appease your husband. Appeasement is virtually never successful in human relationships. In fact, it often leads directly to war, whether between husbands and wives or between antagonistic nations. Attempts by one side to “buy off” an aggressor or offender may seem like proposals of peace, but in most cases they merely precipitate further insult and conflict.

Nothing destroys a romantic relationship more quickly than for a person to throw himself or herself, weeping and clinging, on the back of the cool partner to beg for mercy. That makes the wayward spouse even more eager to escape from the leech that threatens to suck his life’s blood. He may pity the wounded partner and wish that things were different, but he can rarely bring himself to love again under those circumstances. You need to understand that Joe’s withdrawal from the relationship is directly linked to his quest for freedom. He is feeling suffocated and wants to escape from the marriage. By humiliating yourself and clinging to his ankles each time you meet, you increase his desire to get away. The more he struggles to gain his freedom, the more he feels your clutches tighten around him. It becomes a vicious cycle. ****** QUESTION: Are all forms of child

abuse illegal? DR. DOBSON: Not in any practical sense. Within certain limits it is not illegal to ignore a child or raise him or her without love. Nor is it against the law to ridicule and humiliate a boy or girl. Those forms of rejection may be more harmful even than some forms of physical abuse, but they are tougher to prove and are usually not prosecutable. James Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903; or www.family.org. Questions and answers are excerpted from “The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House. © 2007 JAMES DOBSON INC. DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE 4520 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 64111; (816) 932-6600

Getting old doesn’t mean stopping living My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength. — Sirach 3:12-13

I like old people. I especially like feisty old people, the ones who may be old in body but young at heart. Even as a young priest, I was always more comfortable with the parish senior citizen group than I was with the parish youth group. Not only am I attracted to the energy of old people, they are attracted to my energy. In fact, I have been called an “old-lady magnet” more than once to my face. Even Archbishop Kelly pointed out to me that I seem to always have a need for “a mother or two” all the time.

The facts make me have to admit E NCOURAGING W ORDS that he is right. I have often found myself knee-deep in “mothers,” especially when I was a pastor. Even today, one of the highlights of my week is Friday morning, my day J. R ONALD off, when I go visit K NOTT my almost 96-yearold friend. I am not an expert in “senior citizenry,” but I have found out a few things about these “golden years” people. The main thing I have discovered is that many people think all they need is a warm bed, a hot

meal, a good bath, a few pills and a hasty visit every few months, when in fact they need what all of us need. What they really need is to be touched, kissed, hugged, held, appreciated, remembered, recognized, consulted, included, respected and trusted. I will turn 63 this year so I guess, about 10 to 15 years from now, I ought to start thinking about getting old myself. I already know what kind of old person I want to be when I get there. I want to be one of those feisty old people myself. I want to be one of those old people I enjoy so much, the kind that chooses life, the kind that tries new things, the kind that push themselves to be engaged, the kind that is other focused, the kind that milks life for all its worth. I sort of look forward to the day

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spokesman said. “These lines are part of our most important project in recent history,” said John Voyles, vice president of Regulated Generation. “They will allow us to more efficiently move power over long distances. The lines will also ensure the energy assets will be there as local communities continue economic growth in the future.” KU spokesman Cliff Feltham said the Public Service Commission’s decision now opens negotiations with landowners. “That gave us permission to begin negotiating with property owners to acquire whatever portion of property we needed to construct the line,” he said, adding that each property owner has been notified. “It’s our position … that we would prefer it become a negotiated

settlement, and that’s why we go to them individually. It’s like negotiating for a house or a car — each has a starting point and it goes from there.” Some Meade County residents see the purchasing arrangement as less negotiation and more of a hostile takeover. Sipes said he and other residents aren’t being given a choice to sell their land. “If I don’t sell, they’ll come in and take it,” he said. “I don’t know what rights I’ve got. They’re taking property people don’t want to sell them.” Flaherty resident Georgia Hager, who owns 500 acres of farmland across two properties, one in Flaherty and another near Big Spring, said her family has owned the land for more than 70 years and relies on farming as its primary source of income. Like Sipes, Hager wants to keep her land despite how much, or how little, money is thrown her way. “It’s hard to say how much money we would lose, because

we would lose those crops each year, and we would have to pay taxes on the money we received for the land we didn’t want to sell in the first place,” she said. “I have sons who farm this land and it’s their bread and butter.” Hager said she hasn’t received an offer yet, even though stakes have been placed on her property where the power line will go. Hager said her property is “a valuable piece of land in Meade County” and is doubtful KU will offer her the land’s market value. “I know it could be sold at a high dollar,” she said. “I could have sold it many times for far more than what they’re going to give me.” Andrew Melnykovych, a Public Service Commission spokesman, said the statute that gives PSC jurisdiction over power line projects also calls for resident feedback when deciding on projects, but to his knowledge Meade County residents didn’t speak up during the three

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meetings held prior to their May 26, 2006 approval of the line. “I don’t remember anyone standing up and saying, ‘I don’t want this in Meade County’ during those meetings,” he said. “Now it’s too late.” Melnykovych said once PSC approved the project, KU can acquire the property by eminent domain. According to KRS 416.540, the Public Service Commission can grant a private company the right to “take private property for public use” if it sees a need. “If the land owner doesn’t grant (KU) voluntary access, the land owner can go to court within their county and challenge the eminent domain, but the odds of success of challenging eminent domain is less than them challenging the price being offered,” he said. Kentucky statues also say parties taking property by eminent domain must offer a price near the fair market value. Along with losing their land, Sipes and Hager are also

looked at the right things. All the studies are equivocal. The studies do not demonstrate there is an effect of living near or under power lines related to health problems. There’s scientific limitation, science just can’t determine at this point in time.” Jacobs could not comment on any possible effects the power line will have on crops. The Public Service Commission denied KU’s first request earlier in 2006, requesting that the company build the line along existing rights of way in Hardin County. Feltham said the power line has to travel through Meade County because the line cannot cross Fort Knox’s reservation, so taking the line through Meade County is the shortest path. Melnykovich said federal land holding trumps imminent domain and taking the line through Fort Knox wasn’t an option. KU hopes to have the power line completed and operational by 2009.

worried about health concerns – for both humans and crops. “These high-voltage lines are unsafe to be around,” he said. “I raised some crops under some power lines in Radcliff and the crops never matured. If it’s doing that to the crops growing there, it’s bound to do that to everybody else here.” Hager added, “I read articles about the health dangers, but I don’t have any proof.” Feltham said to his knowledge there are no health risks. “According to science, there are not any health risks applying to electromagnetic fields as they exist,” he said. Dr. Bob Jacobs, an environmental and occupational health professor at the University of Louisville, said the absence of scientific evidence linking adverse health effects to living near power lines is not proof that power lines can’t cause health problems. “No association doesn’t mean an association doesn’t exist,” he said. “It means we haven’t

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STANDINGS Basketball District W L Meade 3 0 Hancock 4 1 Breckinridge 1 4 Frederick Fraize 1 4

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SWIMMING Shamrock Sprint Jan. 20 in Louisville Swimming Boys 1 Trinity 177 2 DuPont Manual 119 3 Woodford County 109 4 Eastern 107 5 Male 92 6 Country Day 78 7 Meade 76 8 Providence 59 Boyle 44 9 10 Russell County 28 11 Christian Academy27 12 Lexington Cath. 25 13 Montgomery Co. 10 14 Johnson Central 5 15 Collegiate 4 16 Ballard 2 17 Rowan County 1

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The Meade County boys basketball team is looking to make a run to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984 — before any current players were even born — and the first step is earning the No. 1 seed in its district tournament. The Greenwave (12-6) can lock up the top seed by defeating Hancock County at home Tuesday night. Meade beat Hancock (10-9) 70-55 on the road Dec. 5. To get that No. 1 seed and make a state run, the team is using a couple of days this week to rest and get players healthy. “At this point in the season, I’m more worried about us and what we’re doing than the other teams,” Coach Jerry Garris said. Hancock is in line for the No. 2 seed and sits at 4-1 in district play, while Breck-

inridge County (7-10) and Frederick Fraize (5-13) have virtually no shot at finishing better than third, as both are 1-4 in the district. “It is a big game for a lot of reasons,” Garris said. “Home games are always important to us, and it’s a district game. The fact that Hancock has only lost one district game puts a lot of emphasis on this one for the simple fact that if we win, we get the No. 1 seed, and that’s important. As far as anything on our schedule right now, Tuesday night’s game is by far the most important game that we’ve played up to this point.” Garris said it was tough to get a bead on whether or not Hancock will come ready to play. “It’s hard to say how they’re playing right now because they’ve gotten beat by (28) and 20 in their last two games,” he said. “They’ve got seven days to prepare, so they’ll either be really hungry or they’ll be fighting each other.” Hancock coach Curtis Shelton said after the first game that Meade physically dominated his team. Garris said he expects the Hornets to play physically but thinks that style is a better fit for his team.

“I think they’ll try to (be physical), but our kids like that, too,” he said. “Hancock tries to get physical, but I just don’t think they’re big enough to do what he wants and play the way he wants to play.” Shelton’s strategy was to play a boxand-one defense to keep senior guard Riley Benock out

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Junior forward Rob Williams puts up a shot. Williams scored 12 points against Muhlenberg North.

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ARCHERY Lake Cumberland Shootout Jan. 20 in Somerset Place Name School Points High School 1 C. Campbell MCHS 286 2 M. Parcell MCHS 280 9 B. Waters MCHS 266 14 S. Kessinger MCHS 248 18 S. Snider MCHS 238 Middle School 9 N. Parcell 20 D. Wathen

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ON DECK January 26 Girls Basketball 7:30 p.m. Floyd Central January 27 Freshman Girls Basketball @Edmonson Co. 11:15 Boys Basketball Floyd Central 7:30 Wrestling @Danville TBA Swimming @Shelby County TBA January 29 Stuart Pepper Basketball @ James T. Alton Freshman Boys Basketball @Hancock Co. 6:30 p.m. January 30 Boys Basketball Hancock Co. 8 p.m. Girls Basketball @Bullitt Central 7:30 February 1 Girls Basketball @Owensboro 8 p.m.

YOUTH SPORTS Elementary Scores DTW Red 29 DTW Navy 28 Z. Bogard 10 C. Williams 3 T. Tynan 6 B. Raley 15 T. Cross 13 A. Fox 2 S. Cape 2 D. Orr 4 T. Dix 2 DTW Yellow 38 B. Garris 13 A. Fackler 7 L. Wilson 10 N. Turner 8

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Frederick Fraize freshman Tressa Vincent fights for a loose ball with several other players. There were plenty of loose balls to go around as Fraize committed 26 turnovers and made only eight of 36 shots. Meade won by 57 points.

LADYWAVES: Regional tournament berth almost assured, coach says BY SHAUN T. COX SPORTS@THENEWSSTANDARD.COM

DTW Green 19 J. Barley 4 M. Millay 2 A. Fogle 6 C. Bruce 7

DTW Lt. Blue 36DTW Green 18 Z. Wilson 7 J. Barley 8 R. Warren 7 M. Millay 2 E. Wright 10 Adam Fogle 4 D. Bruner 2 R. Babb 1 R. Parker 10 C. Bruce 3 Ekron1 24 B. Embry 2 L. Burchett 6 T. Jarrell 6 C. Long 10

Payneville1 8 T. Knott 2 L. Pike 1 T. Stull 2 R. Mason 1 CJ Saylor 2

Flaherty1 26 C. Dejesus 2 A. Lancaster 2 A. Dowell 10 K. Lancaster 8 M. Dial 2 M. Mathias 2

Battletown 19 S. Adams 2 A. Ballis 1 C. Mattingly 6 J. Smith 2 C. Payne 5 J. Clark 3

Payneville2 19 A. Gouvas 2 J. Nevitt 2 T. Jenkins 15

Muldraugh 11 M. Heith 1 C. Warmax 8 C. Smallwood 2

Flaherty2 25 B. Mingus 2 J. Wilson 8 G. Hill 2 A. Haynes 5 Z. Kullman 6 M. Day 2

Ekron2 14 J. Moiser 11 Z. Ledford 3

Ekron1 24 J. Embry 2 L. Burchett 6 T. Jarrell 6 C. Long 10

Payneville1 8 T. Knott 2 L. Pike 1 T. Stull 2 R. Mason 1 CJ Mason 2

Junior guard Kim Montgomery goes up for a layup. Montgomery had five points and five assists, along with three steals in 15 minutes of action last Friday.

The Lady Waves virtually guaranteed themselves the No. 1 seed in the district tournament by hitting the road and knocking out two district foes in style last week. Meade County is the only district team still undefeated at 4-0 — no other team has fewer than two losses — and with only one district game left, may have won the No. 1 seed outright by winning at Breckinridge County last night. If the Lady Tigers won, they still would have to beat Hancock County on Feb. 5 and Meade would have to lose at home to winless Frederick Fraize on Feb. 10. The No. 1 district seed will play host Fraize (0-12) in the first round of the tournament, held at Cloverport this year, and the winner would earn a birth in the regional tournament. “We know at this point — barring a miracle

— we’ll have (Fraize) in the first round of the district, and that pretty much guarantees us that when the eight teams are drawn for the regional tournament, we’ll be one of them, so we’re happy about that,” Coach Josh Hurt said. Meade has had no problem with the Lady Aces this year. Every player scored as Meade (510) defeated Frederick Fraize last Friday, 77-20. The Lady Waves got layup after layup as their defense forced 26 turnovers their bench scored 39 points — one more than half the team’s total. Fraize coach Tessa Hurst said the school is rebuilding the program, which was defunct a couple of years ago. “We’ve got a very young team with only one senior,” she said. “Next year, I’ll get all the girls back, so we hope to be a lot better.” Hurst said Meade’s quickness was too much to overcome for her inexperienced bunch. “They’re a pretty fast team and we’ve got a lot to work on, but I have a lot of faith in the girls and they still play really hard,” she said. The Lady Wave defense held the Lady Aces to about 22 percent shooting from the field and PLEASE

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After riding high on 11 wins in a row, Kentucky has come crashing down on a two-game losing streak at Georgia and home to Vanderbilt, who’s beaten Kentucky at Rupp two years in row after never winning there in 30 previous years. During its winning streak, Kentucky rose to No. 6 in the RPI with the third-toughest schedule in the country but still couldn’t get any love from the pollsters. Maybe they knew something Kentucky fans didn’t. Watching Kentucky lose by nine after leading Georgia by 17, it certainly looks that way. Coach Tubby Smith has taken some heat over the G OOD C ALL years, a lot of which has been for reasons out of his control, such as the color of his skin. But fans certainly have reason S HAUN T. to gripe C OX after seeing junior center Randolph Morris pick up his third foul with about five minutes left in the first half when everyone knows Tubby pulls his guys after their second first-half foul. You could just see the Cats were going to lose in overtime after giving the game away in the second half. When Kentucky was rolling, junior swingman Joe Crawford was spectacular. A perfect example of the way Crawford needs to play every night happened — in the first half. Instead of constantly settling for three-pointers — which he hits at an almost 39-percent clip — Crawford mixed it up by aggressively taking it right at the rim. In the second half, with Morris in foul trouble and no one else good enough to draw a doubleteam down low, Crawford quit attacking until late and the Bulldogs won in overtime, 78-69. Crawford’s biggest problem may be that he’s a very good player, but great players attack the basket and go to the line several times a game. He’s too strong and quick to go less than three times per contest. If Crawford could get five points at the line every night, it would boost his and the team’s scoring average by almost four per game. If you’re a glass-is-half-full type of person, Kentucky is No. 1 in the SEC in scoring defense, allowing about 37 percent from the field. Even though it seems like every team kills UK from three — especially Vandy and Georgia — the Cats are second in the SEC in three-point defense, giving up about 30 percent from the perimeter. If you’re a glass-is-half-empty type, like we in the media are accused of being, Kentucky can’t get it done on the offensive end. UK is 10th in the SEC in scoring offense, behind such juggernauts as — deep breath — Auburn and Ole Miss. The Cats are also 10th in the league in turnover margin, losing almost two per game. A lot of that has to do with the fact UK starts a freshman point guard and plays another freshman as his backup, but junior guard Ramel Bradley also is prone to pounding the deck and getting his pocket picked. Tubby had better get this figured out and fast, because if the Cats have another 10-loss season and another early exit this March, there will be a lot more fans callling for his job, and rightfully so.

Bobby Hamilton Jr. looks to rebound BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As NASCAR Jackson Hewitt Preseason Thunder testing wound down this week at Daytona International Speedway, most of the talk circulated around the Car of Tomorrow and the new Chase format. NASCAR is slowly phasing in a bigger, safer car that will make its debut at Bristol, Tenn., and The Chase will increase from 10 to 12 drivers with drivers being awarded more points for victories. While both topics were big news during the 15-day preseason tests, some of the

biggest words came out of the mouth of little Bobby Hamilton Jr., who is running fulltime this season in the No. 35 Ford of Ed Rensi in the NASCAR Busch Series. Just two weeks ago, Bobby Hamilton Sr. lost a year-long battle with head and neck cancer one day before Bobby Junior’s 29th birthday. Sunday, Bobby Jr. got in a race car and publicly addressed his father’s passing for the first time since his father’s death. Much like his late father, who won the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series championship and four Nextel Cup races

with three different owners during his 17-year NASCAR career, Hamilton Jr. spoke adamantly and directly about his father, his return to the Busch Series and Bobby Hamilton Racing. The latter raised the most eyebrows. “With (dad) not being active in BHR, I kind of let the powers that be run the deal down there, and I wasn’t 100 percent into it or agreed with it, and still don’t. Even to this day, I still haven’t been down there since a week prior to his PLEASE

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Bobby Hamilton Jr. has said he wants nothing to do with his late father’s Mount Juliet, Tenn., family-owned race team.


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death, and I refuse to because the way it is now, it’s not the way my dad was running it. You could see that because the minute of his absence it was starting to fall apart,’’ said Hamilton Jr. “Andy Dunlap and those guys that have been with my dad forever, they’re doing their job, but there are some other people that have recent involvement into the family and BHR - probably six or seven months ago - they’re just kind of sinking, as we say, and I just can’t be part of that. I think that I need to separate.’’ A year ago Bobby Hamilton Sr. spoke at preseason testing about reviving his son’s career and BHR being his son’s legacy and inheritance. Last Sunday – with a fully sponsored fulltime Busch Series deal in hand – Hamilton Jr. unequivocally stated he wanted nothing to do with the Mount Juliet, Tenn., familyowned race team. “ T h e y were wanting me to be a part of it, and like I said, there’s p e o p l e involved in it now that I just don’t BOBBY like, period. HAMILTON I don’t like how it was run and I don’t like where it’s going. I patted them on the back and said, ‘It can run with its own BOBBY money. You ain’t getting HAMILTON JR. into mine. “As long as you’ve got racing money, hooray, and I’ll pat you on the back all day long.’ And, I hope they do a good job,’’ said Hamilton Jr. “You’re right, I’m very bitter about things and I don’t care. This is the first time that I’ve talked about it. Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s my company well, not really my company because I washed my hands and dried them of it - and I’m worried about myself.’’ The loss of his father, the demise of the company he built from the ground up and three years worth of personal and professional frustration apparently caught up to Hamilton Jr. After winning four races and contending for a championship in 2003 for Rensi Motorsports, Hamilton Jr. jumped from Rensi to the now-defunct No. 32 Cup ride of Cal Wells in 2004. Hamilton Jr. scored no top10 finishes during his 50-race Cup stint in 2004-05 before losing his ride. “I was unbeatable in my head. I would walk in the Busch side thinking that I was going to win today, tomorrow, and I’m going to win a championship. And, I walked on that side over there thinking I could really go in there and help, and that’s really where the youth took over the mind and said, ‘I can do this. I can make this turn around,’‘’ Hamilton Jr. said. “I got over there and after the third lap in the Daytona 500, I was like, ‘I’m in trouble.’ But at the same time, we’re just trying to get our foot in the door. It backfired. It about put me plum out of the business. I couldn’t even get anybody to talk to me even in the truck series.’’ Junior’s career was at an all-time low after a failed yearand-a-half Cup attempt. Bobby Senior ’s goal at the beginning of last season was to get his son’s career back on track. Hamilton Sr. had planned a three, and sometimes four, truck effort for 2006, but three races into the season Bobby Sr. disclosed he would be getting out of the seat to fight the disease. Bobby Jr. had been driving his father ’s equipment and was in discussions with several team owners, but decided helping his father’s team was most important. Hamilton Jr. had one topfive and six top-10 runs for BHR last season while finishing 16th in the final points standings. “Our leader at BHR wasn’t around; he was sick. He wasn’t up to par, so there were a lot of things crumbling. It was almost like the Titanic a little bit - I’m looking for a lifeboat here,’’ said Hamilton Jr. “That’s the way it was by the middle of the year because we didn’t know if he was com-

ing back as far as coming to drive or being an active owner. We didn’t know, and he didn’t know. He didn’t know if he wanted to fool with it, period.’’ Over the last two years Hamilton Jr. has seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows in his professional and personal life. In November 2004 he celebrated his father’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship and his mother, Debbie, was the official owner of the championship truck. As a Cup driver, Hamilton Jr. was making more money than he had ever made in his driving career. His dad opened 2005 by winning at Daytona, but his parents parted and later divorced, his Cup ride remained a back-of-the-pack runner and BHR’s performance was going downhill. His father was diagnosed with cancer following a routine dental appointment in late 2005. Bobby Hamilton’s former public relations director, Lori Hamilton, married Bobby Sr. and was by his side during his fight against cancer in 2006, but there is an apparent strained relationship between Bobby Jr. and Lori. “There were three parties involved. It was Bobby Hamilton, Debbie Hamilton and Bobby Jr. Six or seven months ago it was separated between those two, and it’s like he told me, ‘It’s really not the same place that we planned it to be anyway.’ That was a big ease off of me because it was like, ‘That’s another good point,’ ‘’ said Hamilton Jr. “Then he said, ‘I’m telling you, I don’t really know what’s going to happen with it, so don’t invest a lot of your time and effort into it because I’m afraid of where it’s going.’’ BHR has not won a race since Bobby Hamilton’s last NASCAR win on May 15, 2005 at Mansfield, Ohio. With the exception of the Hamiltons, BHR has put budding, inexperienced drivers – Timothy Peters, Scott Lagasse Jr., Chase Montgomery and Deborah Renshaw — in its trucks over the last two seasons. For his longtime friend, NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader has agreed to drive as many races as his Cup schedule will allow for BHR in 2007. “We at Bobby Hamilton Racing are continuing operations with a team of people hand-selected by Bobby Hamilton Sr. This is the same team of people who helped Bobby Sr. win his NCTS championship title in 2004. The teams and our sponsors’, Fastenal and Dodge, continued commitment is evident by the recent successful performance during testing in Daytona,’’ said BHR in a released statement. “During the past season, we have had the full support from Fastenal and Dodge who were supportive during Bobby’s battle with cancer as well as his plan for continuing operations at BHR in his absence. “We have so many members of the NASCAR, Fastenal and Dodge family, as well as personal friends and family members who have confidence in Bobby Hamilton Racing’s success in 2007 and beyond. We wish that same success to Bobby Jr.” As for Hamilton Jr., it is believed he inherited the company, but he is not taking an active role in it. For now, he seems at peace with that stance – regardless of what happens at BHR. “I’ve washed and dried (my hands). I’m done. With everything going on down there, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. When I informed (dad) that I wasn’t really happy with the way things were going, that’s when he told me it’s not that important,’’ said Hamilton Jr. “He said, ‘I’ve won my championship. I did what I wanted to do. I built it from the ground up and won my championship, and at the end of the rainbow, it’s yours anyway so you can pretty much do what you want with it.’ He informed me what the contracts were, and when I told him what I didn’t like and what I did like, that’s when he said, ‘You’ve got your own career. You’re not going to make me upset one way or another.’ “He said, ‘Honestly, Bobby, that’s why I haven’t been down there. I’m tired of it. I’m tired, period.’ And, that was a relief because I kept hearing so much ‘legacy this’ and ‘legacy that.’ I don’t need a bunch of metal, a truck team sitting around to show fans (dad’s legacy).’’

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Next wave of racecars set BY GREG ZYLA

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Above, Kristin Peters, of the Meade County third and fourthgrade team, plays defense at the Basketball Jamboree at HOOPS in Louisville Jan. 20 and 21. Left, Meade County sixth-grader Rachel Crebessa listens to her coach, John Ditto, while he instructs her on their strategy. Three Meade teams participated in the event.

Q: Now that the Car of Tomorrow will race in 16 Cup events this year, what is your opinion of the move by NASCAR? Why don’t they run on the superspeedways? — David P., Florida. A: David, the numerous tests that NASCAR ran with its drivers during 2006 were done to help develop the Car of Tomorrow for all tracks, not just the short tracks they will appear on in 2007. I feel the reason NASCAR didn’t institute a full 36-race schedule is two-fold: First, so extra highspeed handling and development work can go into the car before letting it run wide-open on 200-mph superspeedways; and, second, to allow team owners to phase out the hundreds of team cars that will become obsolete when NASCAR institutes a full-time Car of Tomorrow schedule. Of course, the opposite side of the coin is that teams now have to have two different stables of cars ready to run, although I don’t feel this is as big of a “problem” as some make it out to be. The fact is that all teams already have different short-track and superspeedway cars, so it really shouldn’t be that big of a burden for the multimillion dollar-sponsored teams to acclimate to. *** Q: Greg, what does it cost to

run big-time, first-class, majorleague teams in the major series of racing? — Andy K., Wisconsin. A: No problem, Andy. Here are the latest numbers I came up with, per front-running team, thanks to my sources: Formula 1, $100 million minimum to $300 million; NASCAR Nextel Cup, up to $18 million; NASCAR Busch Series, $5 million to $6 million; IRL, $4 million to $6 million; ALMS $4 million to $5 million; Champ Car $3 million to $5 million; NASCAR Craftsman Truck, $3 million to $5 million; NHRA Pro Team, $3 million to $4 million; and Grand Am Series $3 million to $4 million. *** Q: Greg, did Smokey Yunick ever drive himself in an official NASCAR race? I know he was a motorcycle racer before he became known as one of the best mechanics ever to turn a wrench in NASCAR. — Bob L., Florida A: Bob, according to the NASCAR encyclopedia, the legendary Henry “Smokey” Yunick indeed did drive one race in 1952, running seven laps and taking home $25 for his efforts. He drove at West Palm Beach, Fla., in a 200-lap event when the ignition failed in his Hudson Hornet. He was credited with an 18th-place finish of 19 starters, while his “teammate” and car owner, Herb Thomas, won the race in an identical Fabulous Hudson Hornet.


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S PORTS B RIEFS Grapplers take 10th in invitational The Greenwave wrestling team took tenth place out of 18 teams in the North Hardin Invitational last Saturday. In the 103-pound class, James Childress took eighth, Arthur Ohmes took fourth in the 112-pound class, Antonio Stewart took seventh in the 119-pound class, Ethan Medley took seventh in the 130pound class, Thomas Damico-Roach took seventh in the 152-pound class, Nathan Kelch took fifth in the 160-pound class and Cody Bruce took fifth among the 171-pounders. Wednesday, the team faced fourth-ranked LaRue County and lost 65-6. Ohmes and Roach both won their matches.

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without an assist. Meade had 19 assists on 32 field goals, and shot about 41 percent for the game. “It was the kind of night that we needed,” Hurt said. “Everybody got to play, contributed and everybody scored. Most everyone got eight to 10 minutes, our starters got to rest and we were having fun on the bench.” After undressing Fraize, the girls traveled to Hancock County for a successful re-match with the Lady Hornets (9-8), winning 62-54. Hancock made a late run to make it closer than the first game, which Meade won 66-39 at home Dec. 16. Meade reversed its trend of starting slowly and jumped on Hancock 19-6 in the opening quarter. “The win over Hancock was really good — to go on the road in an adverse situation,” Hurt said. “We got into some foul trouble and had to play 12 players at least some minutes. We jumped out 17-1, and even though they cut it to 10, the game was never really in doubt and so we feel good about things.” Meade’s defense forced more than 20 turnovers for the third-straight game, including 20 steals. “That’s the key for us and we need to cause turnovers,” Hurt said. “We did a good job against (Fraize) and Hancock forcing turnovers. Most of that can be attributed to our energy level being up. You have some success, you get to feeling a little bit better and your legs start moving a little bit. When you get a turnover and a layup, you can get back in the press and one just feeds off the other, and hopefully we can continue to do that.” The Lady Waves were able to knock down almost 76 percent of their free throws, going 25 of 33, while the Lady Hornets went 12 of 22 from the line. Hurt said he was especially pleased with the way his team responded down the stretch. “We got one if not both free throws late when they were fouling, trying to get themselves back into it,” he said. “We needed that because the last five or six minutes, it seemed like they scored on almost every possession. They were getting into the paint and getting the shots they wanted late, and we let up a little bit. If we can shoot 75, 76 percent from the free-throw line, we’ll be tough to beat. “There were games where we put up 50 percent that we probably would have won if we had shot 75 percent. Hopefully, the kids are starting to understand that making free throws is a big part of winning.” Junior guard Mindy Oliver scored 24 points on 60-percent shooting, had five assists and four steals, and went 10 of 11 from the line. Senior forward Kayla Stull added 14 points and led the team with 11 boards, while senior guard Jasmine Newby and junior forward Kayla Fackler had nine points apiece. Tonight, the Lady Waves host Floyd (Ind.) Central (8-6). The school is roughly the same size as Meade, with about 1,700 students. The Highlanders have some size inside, with two 5-11 forwards and two 6-footers in the

post. “I know they’re big and they have a good coach,” Hurt said. “Coach (Joe) Voelker is a former coach at Presentation High School here in Kentucky. They’ve won four games in a row and they’ve got some good size. We’ll have to use our speed a little bit to offset their size advantage.” Tuesday, Meade faces Bullitt Central (7-9) on the road. Bullitt Central is led by 5-10 senior forward Jesse Mattingly. “They surround her with four guards, try to get her the ball a lot and she can step out and shoot some,” Hurt said. “She’s not just a low-post player.” Hurt said if Bullitt Central is shooting the ball well, it can do a lot of damage. “The key is it will be tough playing up there because they’re very streaky,” he said. “They might put up 65 or 70, or they might put up 35 or 40. If they’re making their shots from the perimeter, they’re tough to guard because you really have to double-down on Mattingly,” he said. “She’s tough to stop one-on-one. They’ve been a similar-type team for years — same program and style — and a couple of years ago they put up 40 in the first half and 19 in the second. We have got to contest shots to beat Bullitt Central. We can’t let them stand around and play ‘H-O-R-S-E.’” Thursday, the girls will make the trip to Owensboro to face the Lady Red Devils. Owensboro (12-5) went 16-14 without a senior last year and has one of the top players in the state in 6-1 junior forward Janae Howard. Howard is eighth in the state in rebounding at 11.1 per game. As a team Owensboro is also ninth in the state in rebounding at 38.4 per game. “She’s probably the best player in the region and Owensboro has been playing really well lately,” Hurt said. “They beat Apollo, they beat Ohio County by 22 — which nobody had done. The Howard kid is (6-1), she handles the ball, she runs the floor, she rebounds, she defends — and she’s just a junior.” Ohio County, which Owensboro beat Jan. 15, is the lone common opponent for the two teams. Meade lost to Ohio twice in nine days by an average of almost 10 points per game. Hurt said the defensive efforts of Fackler would be crucial to stop the do-it-all Howard. “Last year we played them twice and we played them well,” he said. “The key to it was Kayla Fackler is athletic enough to guard her. She’s quick enough, she jumps high and she runs fast. Basically, we’re going to tell Kayla Fackler that her and Janae need to be close personal friends for 32 minutes and that she doesn’t have any other assignments besides that.” Owensboro also returns four-year starter Ashley Prince, a 6-foot center who is one of top players in the region, as well as senior guards Quayla Watkins and Brittany Douglas. “Douglas on the perimeter will also be key,” Hurt said. “We’re going to try to make them chuck it from the cheap seats, keep them off the glass and hold them to one shot.” Box Scores: Lady Waves 77, Lady Aces 20 Meade: Oliver 5-8 3-4 13, Stull 3-7 3-4 9, Ross 3-4 1-2 7,

Meade students take first, second in archery shootout SOMERSET — Thirty-seven Meade County kids participated in the Lake Cumberland shootout last Saturday in Somerset. Out of 381 archers from the state of Kentucky, 13 Meade kids finished in the top 10. Meade County High School juniors Courtney Campbell and Meagan Parcell finished first and second, respectively, in the high school division. Place Courtney Campbell 1st Meagan Parcell 2nd Brandi Waters Top Ten Jordan Reichmuth Top Ten

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Junior guard Melinda Hurt and Stull go up for a rebound. The girls are 23rd in the state, averaging about 35 per game.

Newby 3-6 0-0 7, Fackler 2-5 2-5 6, Wathen 3-7 0-0 6, Ledford 2-6 2-2 6, Montgomery 2-6 0-0 5, Powers 2-6 0-0 4, Wilson 2-7 0-0 4, Hurt 2-7 0-0 4, Stinnett 2-4 0-2 4, Evans 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 32-76 11-19 77. Fraize: Vincent 3-6 1-5 7, Arnold 2-11 0-0 6, Sims 2-10 1-4 5, Sanders 1-7 0-0 2, Fuller 0-1 0-0 0, O’Reilley 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 8-36 2-9 20. Meade 23 17 16 21—77 Fraize 4 5 3 8—20 Three-point goals—Meade 217 (Oliver 0-1, Stull 0-1, Newby 1-3, Wathen 0-1, Ledford 0-4, Montgomery 1-4, Hurt 0-3). Fraize 2-13 (Arnold 2-6, Sims 0-2, Sanders 0-4, Fuller 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Meade 45 (Stull 7), Fraize 20 (Vincent 10). Assists—Meade 19 (Montgomery 5), Fraize 0. Total fouls—Meade 8, Fraize 13. Technicals—none. Lady Waves 62, Lady Hornets 54 Hancock: M. Wroe 8-16 8-9 25, Jones 4-9 1-2 10, T. Wroe 4-10 0-0 8, Eckles 3-5 1-2 7, Mosby 0-1 2-2 2, Taylor 1-4 06 2, Hylton 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 20-45 12-22 54. Meade: Oliver 6-10 10-11 24, Stull 3-14 8-12 14, Newby 411 1-2 9, Fackler 3-3 3-4 9, Montgomery 1-7 1-2 4, Hurt 04 2-2 2, Stinnett 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 0-1 00 0. Totals 17-52 25-33 62. Hancock 6 13 1025—54 Meade 19 8 16 19—62 Three-point goals—Hancock 2-7 (M. Wroe 1-2, Jones 1-3, T. Wroe 0-2), Meade 3-14 (Oliver 2-3, Stull 0-1, Newby 0-3, Montgomery 1-5, Hurt 02. Fouled out—Eckles. Rebounds—Hancock 30 (Jones 9), Meade 23 (Stull 11). Assists—Hancock 8 (M. Wroe), Meade 13 (Oliver 5). Total fouls—Hancock 20, Meade 21. Technicals— Fackler.

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Family meals more than food JENNIFER BRIDGE CEA FOR FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

On the surface it doesn’t look like much — a family eating a meal together. How important could that be? But if that shared mealtime occurred on a regular basis, the benefits can touch many facets of a child’s development. Studies have shown that children from families who eat together more than three times a week are less prone to obesity and drug, alcohol and tobacco use. Teenagers who participate in family meals do better in school and aren’t as liable to get into fights or have sex at a young age. How can a simple mealtime routine accomplish all this? It seems that gathering together to share food also means that ideas

are shared. It’s a good way for parents to become more involved in their children’s lives, as well as an ideal time for parents to lead by example. Also, a regular routine of shared family meals makes it more likely that everyone will eat a healthier, more balanced diet. Too often in our fast-paced, over-scheduled lives, food is relegated to the end of a long to-do list. We cram our meals into our busy schedules by rushing through drive-throughs or eating in shifts as we sit before a computer or television. And yet the communal feeling that the sharing of food imparts is a major component of the human culture. Family meals can be fun. This is the opportunity for family members to share the news of their day, trade stories and

joke, and practice the art of polite conversation. A television can be a distraction, so turn it off to keep the focus on each other. Aside from manners, conversation and bonding, the dinner table is also the place to hone good nutrition habits that will follow children throughout their lifetimes. Encourage children to try new foods, realizing that a child may have to be exposed to a food eight or more times before it is accepted. If hamburgers and fries are all that children are used to, they will grow up without appreciating the wide variety of wholesome food that is available. Some children are naturally picky eaters. If your child refuses a particular food, offer a substitute that is of equal nutritional value. If he doesn’t like green

vegetables, carrots, corn or peas can be a healthy alternative. If she pushes away her milk, yogurt or cheese can be a good replacement that provides the calcium she needs. Encourage your children to help in the kitchen. If they feel they are a part of the meal planning and preparation process, they will be more inclined to eat the food that’s on their plate. On the other hand, don’t require them to finish every morsel on their plates. That will only encourage the development of poor eating behaviors in years to come. Food should never be used as a reward or punishment. Take time to connect with your family at mealtime. Your children will take much more than a full stomach away from the table.

4-H shooting camp teaches safety CAROLE GOODWIN CEA FOR 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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Helen Starr, associate artistic director, visited Payneville Elementary on Friday, Jan. 19. She shared her experiences of being born in England and traveling with the Royal Ballet to 36 different countries on five continents.

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Kentucky 4-H Youth Development members will learn about safety during the 16th annual Shooting Sports Camp April 4 -7 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp Center. About 129 junior 4-H members will have the opportunity to participate, along with more than 80 adult and teenage instructors and adult volunteers. Safety is stressed in all shooting sports training, activities and competitive events. These experiences teach 4-H members how to be safe in their individual actions. Equally important, they learn how to recognize safety concerns in other people’s actions. Youth are empowered to set an example of proper shooting techniques and safety throughout their lives. Campers take part in the five disciplines of the 4-H shooting sports program. These are shotgun, pistol, .22 rifle, black powder and archery. Each camper can participate in a hands-on

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Meade County Elementary Schools BREAKFAST

Monday French Toast Sticks & Sausage Links or Cereal & Toast and Assorted Milk Plus your choice of one

LUNCH

Tuesday Breakfast Pizza or Cereal & Toast and Assorted Milk

Wednesday Sausage Biscuit w/ Gravy or Cereal & Cheese and Assorted Milk fresh Fruit or Juice daily.

Thursday Ham, Egg & Cheese on English Muffin or Cereal & Toast and Assorted Milk

Friday Pancakes or Cereal & Toast and Assorted Milk

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Fresh Garden Fresh Garden Fresh Garden Fresh Garden Fresh Garden Salad w/ Salad w/ Salad w/ Salad w/ Salad w/ Cheese Ham Chicken Turkey Cottage Cheese All salads come with Ranch Dressing and Crackers, plus your choice of Fruit, Dessert & Milk orJuice.

Stuart Pepper Middle School BREAKFAST

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Canadian Bacon Egg, Sausage, & Sausage/Egg/Cheese Biscuit & Gravy Waffle Sticks Toast w/ Jelly or on English Muffin or or w/ Syrup or Biscuit or Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly or or or or or Peanut Butter/Jelly Peanut Butter/Jelly Peanut Butter/Jelly Peanut Butter/Jelly Peanut Butter/Jelly Plus your choice of one fresh Fruit or Juice daily. Cycles every 2 weeks. Cereal varieties: Cinnamon Toast Crunch (M&Th), Cocoa Puffs (W), Frosted Flakes (Tu&Fr), & Cheerios (M-F) Shredded Pork Barbecue on Bun Choice of 2: Mashed Potatoes Peas Pineapple — Apple – Cookie

SUBS

Hamburger on Bun Choice of 2: Lettuce/Tomato Fries Strawberries — Kiwi

Taco Salad w/ Tortilla Chips Choice of 2: Lettuce/Tomato Corn Mixed Fruit — Banana — Cookie

Popcorn Chicken w/ Bread Slice Choice of 2: Green Beans Cooked Carrots Pears — Grapes

Country Fried Steak w/ Gravy & Roll Choice of 2: Mashed Potatoes Vegetable Medley Apple — Peaches Cookie

Ham or Turkey Sub Ham or Turkey Sub Ham or Turkey Sub Deli Wrap Ham or Turkey Sub Subs come with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, plus your choice of one Fruit & 1/2 pt. Milk or Juice & Chips.

SALADS

Garden Salad Garden Salad Garden Salad Garden Salad Garden Salad w/ Ham & Cheese w/ Turkey & Cheese w/ Tuna Salad w/ Popcorn Chicken w/ Turkey & cheese All Salads come with Crackers and Ranch Dressing, plus your choice of one Fruit & one — 1/2 pint of Milk or Juice. Sub and Salad cycles repeated weekly.

Meade County High School BREAKFAST

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Egg, Sausage, & Sausage/Egg/Cheese Biscuit & Gravy Waffle Sticks Canadian Bacon on English Muffin or or w/ Syrup or Biscuit or Toast w/ Jelly or Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly Cereal/Toast/Jelly Plus your choice of one fresh Fruit or Juice daily. Cycles every 2 weeks. Cereal varieties: Cinnamon Toast Crunch (M&Th), Cocoa Puffs (W), Frosted Flakes (Tu&Fr), & Cheerios (M-F)

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Marinara Meatball Shredded Pork Sub on Bun Barbecue on Bun Choice of 2: Choice of 2: Potato Wedges Mashed Potatoes Celery Sticks Peas Oranges — Pineapple — Applesauce Apple — Cookie Plus your choice of one 1/2 pint Drink.

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Taco Salad w/ Tortilla Chips Choice of 2: Lettuce/Tomato Corn Mixed Fruit — Banana — Cookie

Popcorn Chicken w/ Bread Slice Choice of 2: Green Beans Cooked Carrots Pears — Grapes

Country Fried Steak w/ Dinner Roll Choice of 2: Mashed Potatoes Vegetable Medley Apple — Peaches Cookie

Ham or Turkey Sub Ham or Turkey Sub Ham or Turkey Sub Ham or Turkey Sub Ham or Turkey Sub Subs come with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, plus your choice of one fruit & 1/2 pt. Milk or Juice & Chips.

SALADS

Garden Salad Garden Salad Garden Salad Garden Salad Garden Salad w/ Ham & Cheese w/ Turkey & Cheese w/ Tuna Salad w/ Popcorn Chicken w/ Turkey & Cheese All Salads come with Crackers and Ranch Dressing, plus your choice of one Fruit & one — 1/2 pint of Milk or Juice. Sub and Salad cycles repeated weekly.

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Campers also can take part in many fun, educational activities like caving, nature hikes, stream observations, crafts and animal programs. County, state and regional shooting-sports competitions will begin this spring and continue throughout the summer. The Kentucky 4-H Shooting Sports Contest will take place this September. This event has experienced record growth over the past years and recently expanded to a two-day format. The cost of the camp is $85. Applications can be picked up at the Meade County Cooperative Extension Office. The state deadline is March 1. To find out more about shooting sports and other 4-H Youth Development programs, contact the Meade County Extension Office at 422-4958. 4-H Goat Club News Our first item of business at the 4-H Goat Club meeting Dec. 19 was our club shirts. Kaye Richardson has agreed to bring in a photo for us to look at. Secondly, we discussed the calendars. Carla Laslie said they

are still in the works and when she gets the word that they are ready, she will get one and show it to us. We then discussed the fund raiser. Carla Laslie and Kevin Mills have many different ideas of things to sell. We will decide on the final product at the next meeting. We were then given a presentation by Dr. Johnson for Producer Feeds on how to properly feed our goats. 4-H Swine Club News The Meade County Swine Club met on Jan. 11, 2007, at the Meade County Extension Office. Then the club discussed our field trip for Jan. 20. We will be going to Vincent Johnson’s farm to see the birth-to-full-grown process for hogs. Medical forms were passed out to each club member. Then the club watched a video clip on a swine show called “Showdown in L-town.” The video introduced members to the show, and the members were also taught showmanship techniques.

H ONOR R OLLS

Hamburger or Popcorn Chicken Stuffed Crust Chz Pizza Deli Sub Sandwich Cheesy Breadsticks Cheeseburger or or BBQ on Bun or w/ Sauce or or Grilled Cheese Spaghetti served with Taco Salad Hot Dog served with served with Cole Slaw or served with served with Tater Tots Green Beans Steamed Veggies Baked Potato Steamed Carrots Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle Apple or Peach Cup Banana or Applesauce Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese Grapes or Pineapples Orange or Pears Texas Toast Vanilla Pudding Fresh Pear or Mixed Fruit Sugar Cookie

LUNCH

hunter-education session called Hunter Challenge to demonstrate their knowledge about shooting-sports ethical and responsible actions. Following the initial safety discussions and demonstrations, campers have ample time to practice and develop their shooting-sports skills through range work. Youth also can complete requirements for the state-mandated hunter-education course and receive their “Orange Card” while at the camp. Youth also gain social skills by interacting with other people with common interests from throughout Kentucky. Through the real-life examples in the Hunter Challenge, youth also have opportunities to develop and improve criticalthinking and other life skills. All instructors have attended state training sessions on how to interact and train youth about shooting sports safety. This training enables instructors to help boost campers’ self-esteem because they become successful in shooting sports activities.

Cheese Pizza

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Muldraugh Elementary Fourth Grade All A’s Brittany Heath Chelsea Johnson All A’s & B’s Scotty Anderson Jessica Baker Charli Campbell Allegra Hecht Shane Hensley Selina Ostreicher Taylor Raines Zackery Toler Fifth Grade All A’s & B’s Ezzaray Bohannon Austin Elzey Brandy Hart Kimberley Hodge Brittany House Sierra Kronka Trese McCormick Kaitlund Thompson Sixth Grade All A’s Bryce Wood All A’s & B’s Juanita Anderson Jordan Farmer Billy Hart Bill Hatfield Arliesha Pruitt Kim Hudson Brandon Short Battletown Elementary Mrs. Cox’s Class All A’s Elizabeth Pollock Katie Welch A’s & B’s Courtney Allen Andy Ballis Emma Bell Gracie Fackler Keston Gagel Tray Powers Blake Thomas Abby Vallandingham Mrs. Love’s 5th Grade A’s & B’s Jessica Mattingly Brittney Kenley Mrs. Love’s 6th Grade All A’s Taylor Daley Ashlyn Mills A’s & B’s Hannah Skaggs Brad Sonner Bailey Thomas Winnie Weick

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T OP T ENS TOP TEN MOVIES 1. Night at the Museum (PG) Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino 2. The Pursuit of Happyness (PG-13) Will Smith, Thandie Newton 3. Dreamgirls (PG-13) Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx 4. Charlotte’s Web (G) Dakota Fanning, Kevin Anderson 5. The Good Shepherd (R) Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie 6. Rocky Balboa (PG) Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young 7. Eragon (PG) Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons 8. We are Marshall (PG) Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox 9. Happy Feet (PG) Elijah Wood, Robin Williams 10. The Holiday (PG-13) Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet Top 10 Video Rentals 1. The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13) Meryl Streep (Fox) 2. Little Miss Sunshine (R) Abigail Breslin (Fox) 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PG-13) Johnny Depp (BV/Disney) 4. Talladega Nights: The

Ballad of Ricky Bobby (PG-13) Gary Cole (Sony) 5. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (PG-13) Uma Thurman (Fox) 6. Invincible (PG) Mark Wahlberg (BV/Disney) 7. Superman Returns (PG13) Brandon Routh (Warner) 8. Miami Vice (R) Colin Farrell (Universal) 9. Step Up (PG-13) Channing Tatum (BV/Touchstone) 10. All The King’s Men (PG13) Sean Penn (Sony) Top 10 DVD Sales 1. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (PG-13) (Sony) 2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PG-13) (Walt Disney) 3. The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13) (20th Century Fox) 4. Barnyard (PG) (Nickelodeon) 5. Cars (G) (Walt Disney/Pixar) 6. World Trade Center (PG13) (Paramount) 7. Air Buddies (PG) (Walt Disney) 8. Ice Age: The Meltdown

(PG) (20th Century Fox) 9. The Fox and the Hound 2 (G) (Walt Disney) 10. Superman Returns (PG13) (Warner) © 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Solution time: 21 mins. Answers from last week

Friday, January 26, 2007

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Craftsman of the month: Harry & Beverly Binns

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Is that Arian self-esteem in need of shoring up? Best advice: Do something that will make someone feel good about him- or herself. It will make you feel proud that you did it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s time to prove to your detractors that you’re way ahead of them when it comes to getting things done. So, be sure to avoid surprise distractions and complete that project as soon as possible. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful not to waste your precious energy on frivolous matters that don’t advance your goals. Stay focused. There’ll be time enough for fun and games after you reach your objective. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’ve done well on your own. But now could be a good time to consider advice from confidantes, as long as you continue to let your own instincts be your primary guide. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A belated New Year’s “gift” could create a problem if you feel unwilling or unable to adjust your plans to accommodate the new development. Check all options before deciding. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) There’s a possibility that you could be goaded into making a statement you might regret. It’s important to try to stay cool no matter how heated the conversation gets. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A recent sad experience can become a valuable lesson. Examine it well and take what you’ve learned to help you make that important upcoming decision. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Lingering problems in a personal or professional partnership still need to be resolved so you can move on. Insist on more cooperation from everyone. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) That recent problem that made you feel emotionally trapped and physically exhausted is gone. Don’t dwell on it. Instead, make new plans and set new goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your creative talents combine with a strong domestic aspect, which means you can start on those home-improvement projects you’ve been planning for a long time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) It’s a good time to anticipate a change in the near future. This could mean taking on a new career, going off to a new city or moving into a new home. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Soon, you should be learning more about the motives of those who continue to pressure you into making a decision you’re still not sure about. Use this information wisely. BORN THIS WEEK: The flow of your generosity seems to have no limit. But you’re smart enough to know when it’s time to cap it. © 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Benock. “I thought we played well except for the second quarter,” Garris said. “We had a little CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 foul trouble and had some bad combinations in the game but of the game and force Meade’s couldn’t do much about it other players to shoot because of the fouls. We only jumpers, which backfired as got five shots in the second Meade shot about 61 percent quarter. We turned it over five or six times and only made from the field. Benock was held to 10 one shot. Once we got our points, but junior center Nick lineup back on the floor, we Stinnett had 24, junior for- were in good shape.” Meade gave up 28 points to ward Rob Williams had 14, junior forward Chris Roe had Aaron Morris, who is 11th in 12 and sophomore forward the state in scoring with an Jonathan Ives had nine in a average of about 22 points, but Meade out-rebounded balanced North 33-20 Meade attack. and scored “We had so JERRY GARRIS, COACH 20 secondmany new c h a n c e kids, he didn’t points to know if we North’s five. could shoot or “I liked not, and to be the way we honest, I didhit the n’t know if we offensive could either,” boards and Garris said. we shot the “It was early ball well — in the season Riley took and if we go over in the out there and third quardon’t make ter,” Garris those shots said. “A lot and go 0-5, he of people looks like a thought it genius. Rob was an ( Wi l l i a m s ) u p s e t and Jonathan because (Ives) were they’re still able to knock a perennial those shots down and get them out of it. I Third Region power and not a think we’ll see something of lot of people know a lot about us. In my mind, it wasn’t an the same nature again.” The boys have a tune-up upset.” Stinnett had 14 points and game tomorrow night as they host Floyd (Ind.) Central (1- eight boards, while Williams 10). The school is roughly the added 12 points. Junior center same size as Meade with Eric Whelan had eight points and 10 rebounds — including about 1,700 students. Floyd Central loses by an eight on the offensive end. average of almost 15 per con- Benock also had eight boards, five assists, four blocks and a test. “We’ll have two days to get steal. Last Friday, the boys travready for them — Thursday and Friday — and they’re a lit- eled to Cloverport, the site of tle bit down compared to this year ’s district tournawhat they usually are,” Garris ment, and defeated the said. “They’ve usually got Fighting Aces 72-35. Meade County is sixth in some good clubs, but it’s good for us to see a different style. the state in scoring defense, They came over and played holding opponents to 45.9 this summer in the shootout points per game. Meade’s pressure defense we had and they looked good, so I’m really surprised by was stifling as Fraize committed 28 turnovers — including their record.” Last Saturday, the 21 Meade steals. “We knew the press was Greenwave beat the Stars of Muhlenberg North (13-7) 62- coming and we just didn’t do 54 behind 24 points from a very good job of handling

A lot of people thought it was an upset because they’re still a perennial Third Region power and not a lot of people know a lot about us. In my mind, it wasn’t an upset.”

it,” Fraize coach Jeff LaGrange said. “Give them credit, they really hustled and they outworked us on defense and caused a lot of turnovers.” The Greenwave jumped out 22-0 in the first quarter. “They started out ready to play and the team that does that generally wins,” LaGrange continued. “They jumped on us early and dug us a hole, which really broke our confidence. Their defense was so good and they were able to get easy points off it.” Everyone played except Roe, who was resting some minor injuries. Benock scored 19 points, had seven boards and three steals in about 12 minutes of play, while sophomore guard Kerry Rupe scored 13 in as many minutes. Whelan added 10, Williams added eight, and sophomore center Ethan Brangers had seven points and four steals. Garris said his team needs to stay focused every night to put itself in position to be where it wants at the end of the season — Rupp Arena. “That’s the way good teams play,” Garris said. “They don’t play down to the competition and they stay focused. If we’re going to make a run and get to the state tournament, we’ve got to come ready to play every night.” Box Scores: Greenwave 62, Stars 54 North: Evitts 1-4 0-0 3, Clark 0-1 3-4 3, Morris 8-18 6-7 28, Dillingham 3-7 0-0 6, McElwain 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 2-2 2, Wells 5-7 0-0 10, Oates 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 18-40 11-13 54. Meade: Hubbard 0-1 2-2 2, Williams 5-7 0-0 12, Ives 0-2 0-0 0, Bencock 7-17 6-7 24, Stinnett 6-11 2-4 14, Whelan 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 22-49 12-15 8. Stars 18 11 9 16—54 Meade 16 6 24 16—62 Three-point goals—North 718 (Evitts1-3, Clark 0-1, Morris 6-13, McElwain 0-1). Meade 6-17 (Hubbard 0-1, Williams 2-3, Ives 0-2, Benock 4-10, Roe 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—North 20 (Wells 7), Meade 33 (Benock, Stinnett 8). Assists—North 10 (Evitts, Clark, McElwain, Wells 2), Meade 12 (Benock 5). Total fouls—North 18,

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Meade County sophomore forward Doug Wells defends Frederick Fraize’s Joe Wethington. Every player got into the act for Meade County as the Greenwave won by 27.

Meade 14. Technicals—none

Greenwave 72, Aces 35 Meade: Pace 0-1 1-2 1, Rupe 5-9 0-0 13, Mann 1-3 0-0 2, Hubbard 1-1 0-0 2, Williams 3-6 0-0 8, Ives 2-8 0-0 6, Benock 7-8 2-3 19, Kinser 11 0-0 2, Thomas 0-4 0-0 0, Brangers 3-5 1-2 7, Stinnett 0-1 0-0 0, Wells 1-3 0-0 2, Whelan 5-6 0-1 10. Totals 2956 4-8 72. Fraize: S. Poole 0-2 0-0 0, Lamar 0-1 0-0 0, Pate 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 2-7 0-0 6, Wethington 1-5 2-6 4, Miley 0-2 0-0 0, Grubbs 2-8 2-2 7, D. Poole 2-3 3-3 8, Riley 1-2 2-2 4, L. Melton 0-1 0-0 0, D. Melton 1-5 4-4 6. Totals 9-37 13-17 35. Meade 22 12 20 18—72 Fraize 0 14 10 11—35 Three-point goals—Meade 10-22 (Rupe 3-7, Williams 23, Ives 2-5, Benock 3-4, Thomas 0-3). Fraize—4-13 (Brown 2-5, Grubbs 1-3, D. Poole 1-1, L. Melton 0-1, D. Melton 0-3. Fouled out— none. Rebounds—Meade 33 (Benock 7), Fraize 26 (D. Melton 7). Assists—Meade 16 (Pace 4), Fraize 2 (Grubbs, D. Melton 1). Total fouls— Meade 19, Fraize 8. Technicals—Fraize (bench).

Junior center Nick Stinnett takes a rebound away from Frederick Fraize’s Jason Grubbs. Meade out-rebounded Fraize 33 to 26 and 19 second chance points.

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