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Friday, March 2, 2007

Meade County, Kentucky

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Volume 1, No. 21

Missing teens found in Florida

4-H Equestrians kick up dust

Waves push on Girls are guaranteed a spot in the regional tournament after whipping Frederick Fraize 81-10. Coach, players say they’ll be ready for regionals, no matter who they play.

YOUTHS: Girl returns with family, boyfriend to be extradited for felony charge BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND editor@thenewsstandard.com

Boys prepare for district title game Greenwave look for their second straight district title by defeating Hancock County tonight for the third time this year.

Eleven-year-old Bradee Addison holds steady as she rounds the last barrel during the Junior Youth Barrel Race at the 4-C Arena on Sunday. The 4-H Horse Show was the arena’s first of the year.

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ot even a weekend of rain and a harsh winter chill could keep local equine enthusiasts from mounting their steeds and competing in the 4-C Arena’s first 4-H Horse Show of the season. More than 30 riders competed in the categories of: showmanship, jumping, poles, flags and barrel and stake racing. Event Coordinator Jennifer Lyons said she was pleasantly surprised by the turnout and hopes even more people will participate at the March 17 event. For more information about the 4-H Horse Club contact the Meade County Extension Office at 422-4958. For event results see page B7.

Check out this week’s American Profile magazine inside.

VIEWPOINTS ....A3 Tough times call for tough actions New water and sewer ordinances will cost Muldraugh residents now, but will save money later.

BUSINESS........A5 Kentucky ag producers to go high-tech soon Web-based sysem will connect businesses, farmers and market in a unique way.

OBITUARIES ....A6 Marguerite Wininger, 83 Jackie Conroe, 75 Robert Dustin, 74 Gail Adkisson, 47 Roy Chee, 85

FAITH ............A7 Sticks and stones Adults underestimate the effect bullying has on young kids.

YOUTH............B7

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ABOVE: Katie Knisely holds on tight as her horse clears an oxmoor during the Junior Youth Hunter Over Fences competition. RIGHT: C.J. Crow rounds the final pole and heads to the finish line during the Senior Youth pole competition. Also, Crow placed second in the Senior Youth barrel race, behind Brandon Scott.

There goes the neighborhood ZONING: Four Oaks residents say possible new road threatens their community BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND editor@thenewsstandard.com Residents in the Four Oaks subdivision are banding together to prevent a commercial developer from using their roadway. The Heritage Center, Inc. is develop-

ing the two-acres at the intersection of the By-Pass and Four Oaks Road and the company’s owners have not officially requested to use the road. But Four Oaks residents are concerned the developers may want to use their road for the thoroughfare to their commercial property. The Brandenburg Planning and Zoning Commission will meet March 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a public discussion about the properties and if a new road should be allowed. The meeting will be held at the Meade County Public Library Annex. However, Four Oaks residents say there is nothing to discuss because their

zoning application, which was approved by the Brandenburg Planning and Zoning Commission in 1994, has restrictions in place protecting the privacy of the 22-home community. The zoning application was approved with two conditions: an adequate buffer zone of existing trees be maintained between the properties, and thoroughfares be planned so commercial and industrial traffic is directed away from residential streets. “I think Planning and Zoning should respect those restrictions,” Four PLEASE

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The search for a missing teenage couple ended this week, but in the unlikeliest of places. While parents and authorities scoured Meade County and neighboring areas for the couple, the teens were hiding out more than 1,000 miles away in Florida. Seventeen-year-old Kayla Wilkins and her boyfriend, Cory Whittaker, 19, were discovered in Largo, Fla., around 1:28 a.m. Feb. 26 by the Pinellis County Sheriff’s Department. Wilkins’ parents drove to Florida to pick her up Wednesday. Whittaker, who is wanted on a felony charge of custodial interference since Wilkins is a minor, will be extradited this weekend, Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick said. Whittaker could face up to Cory five years in prison Whittaker if found guilty. What began as a routine traffic stop ended a month-and-a-half long manhunt for the two runaways, who left their homes Jan. 18 so they could “be together all the Kayla Wilkins time,” family members said. Wilkins, who is a junior at Meade County High School, was absent from school and her car was later found abandoned at the BP gas station in Brandenburg on the By-pass. In the passenger seat was her cell phone and the only outgoing call made that morning was to Whittaker. Wilkins’ grandmother, Mary Carter, said her prayers were answered when she received a phone call around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning that her granddaughter had been found and was safe. “I immediately jumped out of bed and started crying and thanked the Lord she was safe,” she said. “We’re very grateful she was found, but I was surprised she was found in the state of Florida.” Carter said her granddaughter and Whitaker both need to be held accountable for their actions. “Just because it’s something you want doesn’t mean you should get it at all costs,” she said of their decision to run away. “I’m upset with (Whittaker) in that he could have influenced Kayla, but I don’t know if the blame is on him, on her or both of them. A Pinellis County spokeswoman said deputies observed Whittaker’s blue 1996 Chevrolet Camaro in front of a business in Clearwater, Fla., and the car’s occupants “were acting in a suspicious manner.” “Deputies conducted a traffic stop and determined that the Kentucky tags were associated with a missing persons report,” spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said. Weeks earlier, Kerrick had the car’s information entered into a state-wide system in case the car was pulled over a “red flag” would go up, notifying authorities

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Muldraugh water utility, sewer laws to change Pumpin’ up the crowd Dance Team, Cheerleading squad show their spirit

ALSO INSIDE Weather .........A2 News Briefs...A2 Heritage..........A4 Viewing..........B4 Fun & Games..B5 Classifieds....B6

BY CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND editor@thenewsstandard.com Muldraugh City Council unanimously passed new ordinances that will protect the city from losing money when residents skip town without paying their water bill, but the ordinances will likely upset landlords by holding them liable for the unpaid bills. Ordinance No. 266, Section 41.50.1, will now make landlords pay all expenses not covered by their tenants’ water deposits if tenants leave town without paying their bill. City Council member Ralph Lee said

during previous meetings that landlords should be treated like a business, and that means taking responsibility when their customers don’t pay. He said the city shouldn’t lose money because landlords allow irresponsible tenants to move in. Dean Dresel, a former Muldraugh City Council member and the owner of numerous rental properties, said the ordinance is unfair to property owners and that he finds out about deadbeat tenants the same way as the city — they move out and leave him with unpaid bills. “You find out they’re a bad tenant

afford to keep paying don’t pay their bills DEAN DRESEL, for bad tenants. then I can’t pay my City Council held bills. The new law RENTAL PROPERTY OWNER off on the ordinance’s absolutely is not first reading earlier fair, if the city has a last month to add a deposit. The city clause that requires can absorb that late bills to be sent to much easier. property owners, notiDresel said the fying them when a new ordinance tenant’s bill is late. could “put some The same ordipeople out of businance also will hold rental property ness.” Mayor Danny Tate said Muldraugh owners responsible for fixing faulty has constant problems with tenants suddenly moving out and leaving behind PLEASE SEE UTILITY, PAGE A8

You find out they’re a bad tenant when they move out.”


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Greer urges better background checks on school personnel FRANKFORT — Rep. Jeff Greer, (D-Brandenburg), testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, called for a study to determine how Kentucky school districts can better conduct criminal background checks on certified and classified employees, student teachers and school volunteers. Greer, a 13-year member of the Meade County School Board, was concerned about several recent incidents that highlighted loopholes in Kentucky school districts' current background check system. "Clearly, incidents of the past month have shown that bad actors are slipping through the cracks and that we need to improve our background check processes across the

state," Greer said. In Boone County, a bus driver was charged for videotaping and photographing sexual encounters with a 10th grade student from Ryle High School. The bus driver's past legal problems - shoplifting, contempt of court, failure to pay child support and traffic violations - didn't show up on the district's screening of him because his background check was based on fingerprinting. These offenses do not require suspects to be fingerprinted. In Grant County, a bus driver crashed into a utility pole, sending 17 students to the hospital. One student is still hospitalized with a critical brain injury. Police subsequently raided the bus driver's apartment and arrested

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McElroy, 34, told deputies he bought the car from Whittaker, who was his co-worker at a local Burger King. Meleen said his department contacted the Burger King and found that Whittaker was living in an apartment in Largo owned by the restaurant’s proprietor. The car was impounded and deemed “unsafe for the roads.” Once authorities arrived at the apartment where Wilkins and Whitaker were living, Meleen said the teens gave their names, but were then surprised when they were taken into custody. “I guess they didn’t think we would know who they are this far south,” he said. Meleen said he was told by Burger King’s management

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of the link between the car and the missing teens. Pinellis County Deputy Christopher Meleen said the Camaro’s engine was smoking and the car had an obscured license plate, both of which are violations in the state of Florida, and ultimately led authorities to the teens’ whereabouts. Inside the car were three individuals, all from Florida and suspected to be homeless, Barreda said, but Wilkins and Whittaker were nowhere in sight. The car’s driver, Jeffrey

her on charges of possession of marijuana and other controlled substances. In an effort to understand the current background check process, Greer held a meeting last week with representatives of the Kentucky School Boards Association, the Kentucky Education Association, the Kentucky State Police, the

Administrative Office of the Courts and the Education Professional Standards Board. "From that meeting, it was determined that further study is warranted to protect Kentucky students from future harmful incidents," Greer said. Greer introduced House Concurrent Resolution 159

which calls for the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary to study how school districts can more effectively and comprehensively conduct criminal background checks. Cosponsors of the resolution include Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Kathy Stein, (DLexington), Rep. Royce Adams, (D-Dry Ridge), Rep. Frank Rasche, (D-Paducah) and Rep. John Vincent, (RAshland). The study group will include representatives from: —The Kentucky Department of Education —The Education Professional Standards Board —The Kentucky School Boards Association —The Kentucky Education Association

that Whitaker had been working there for about two weeks and said Whittaker told other deputies he and Wilkins at one point were living out of the car. Meleen said Wilkins refused to say how long they were living in Florida. Wilkins’ parents, James and Melissa, said during a previous interview they thought their daughter was “manipulated” by Whittaker or possibly being held against her will. However, Pinellis County deputies saw a different perspective. Meleen said Wilkins had a “bad attitude” and wanted to know why they were being detained since she traveled to Florida of her own will. “She said she came down of

her own accord,” Meleen said. “Nothing we said sank in at all. All she cared about was what would happen to (Whitaker).” Meleen said Wilkins didn’t resemble the photos in the

missing persons poster he saw, and it appeared “the streets had been tough” on her. Meleen credited the couple’s apprehension to good old-fashioned police work. “It was a very interesting

REP. JEFF GREER

Bad actors are slipping through the cracks and ... we need to improve our background check processes across the state

—The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents —The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts —The Kentucky State Police —The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet —The Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children Other members will be identified by committee staff. The study will be completed by Nov. 1, 2007 and the subsequent report will be presented to the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary and the Interim Joint Committee on Education by Dec. 15, 2007. House Concurrent Resolution 159 was voted out of the Judiciary Committee and now heads to the House Floor.

case and I was glad to help, and it was some good work by many different people,” he said. “My sergeant took that first step by running the plates. It was good police work at all angles.”

N EWS B RIEFS Vine Grove man stabbed, police arrest suspect who faces assault charge Kentucky State Police were notified of a stabbing Feb. 23 at 6505 Flaherty Road in Vine Grove. Terry Howell was found at the scene with several stab wounds. TERRY He was BROWN taken to Uni-

versity Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening wounds. Terry Wayne Brown, who allegedly stabbed Howell, was arrested at the scene and is being charged with assault, 1st degree. He is being held at the Meade County jail on $50,000 bond. Assistance was provided to state police by the Meade County Sheriff’s Office and Meade County EMS. County Attorney approved to buy new desk — finally After two months in office

County Attorney Margaret Matney will finally have a desk. Fiscal Court approved the purchase 6-1 during Tuesday’s special session, with Magistrate Herbie Chism voting no. Chism said in the past elected officials helped pay for their own desk, and that the county shouldn’t open itself to paying for everyone’s office furniture. Magistrate Tom Goddard disagreed, saying no personal property should be in the courthouse, which is how Matney ended up without a desk to begin with.

Gasoline prices are steadily on the rise. (We never were a follower.) Percent Increase + 163% per gallon

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Sources: Gasoline percentage based on price per gallon of unleaded per U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics; Electricity percentage based on Meade County residential rates.

Your local Meade County RECC has always prided itself on blazing its own trail. Gasoline prices may have soared in recent months, but we're working hard to keep your electric rates in check. Our member owners haven't seen an increase in their rates in eight years! Some might call it refusing to follow. We call it responding to the needs of our community.

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Muldraugh’s water woes call for drastic action f the Muldraugh City Council was in a popularity contest, they probably wouldn’t fare well after drafting new ordinances that will force residents to fix sewer pipes on their property. Luckily for City Council, the popularity contest ended after November’s election. City Council read an ordinance Monday that will give residents 60 days to fix faulty pipes. If the repairs aren’t made, the city will disconnect water service. While this may appear drastic to many, City Council realizes they have limited time to make the necessary changes or else Muldraugh residents will pay some of the highE DITORIAL est water bills in the region in the near future. I SSUE : Muldraugh City Muldraugh officials will soon Council proposes new start crunching numbers to laws to fix water and decide a new water rate, and that figure will depend heavily sewer problems. on how many sewer pipes are O UR V IEW : Laws will fixed by July. But if Muldraugh residents have to pay for cost residents now, but inclement weather, rates could will save money later. triple, costing residents up to $75 per month for water, Tate said. In July, the Hardin County Water District will assume Muldraugh’s water and sewerage treatment contract from Fort Knox, at which time residents will begin paying for all sewerage treated at the plant. Currently, Muldraugh’s sewerage treatment rate is 80 percent of the water purchased. During a rainy month, Muldraugh’s sewerage treatment increases up to 1000 percent because rainwater leaks into sewer pipes, a Hardin County Water District official said. A few unfixed pipes will raise water rates for the entire city, and unless residents want to pay for the treatment of rainwater flowing into their neighbors’ cracked pipes, the city has no option but to force residents into compliance. Replacing old and damaged pipes may break the bank for some residents, but they will save money long-term if everyone does their part. Muldraugh will be charged a cheaper rate by Hardin County Water than with Fort Knox, but the savings will only come if all the pipes are fixed. The ordinance also will help eliminate the illegal discharge of waste. Some residents have taken it upon themselves to by-pass the sewer lines completely, dumping bodily waste into the ground and near-by creeks, which has now become a city-wide health concern. No fine or penalty is too harsh when residents knowingly polute their own city with toxic waste. Tate has said publicly he doesn’t care if those residents are forced out of Muldraugh, nor should he care if their actions threaten the health of other residents. The changes being made are for the good of the entire city, even though the new laws will likely receive criticism from residents. But those same residents will be thankful in the near future when Muldraugh becomes a cleaner, and cheaper, place to live.

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Minimum wage a major issue Raising the state’s minimum wage, one of the cornerstones of House Democrats’ Commitment to Kentucky Families agenda, moved swiftly out of the House this week and is on its way to the Senate. House Bill 305, which passed by a vote of 89-10, would increase the minimum wage to $5.85 an hour this year, $6.55 an hour in 2008 and $7.25 an hour in 2009. The rate would increase with the federal minimum wage rate, now being debated in Congress, should the federal rate exceed the state rate. The legislation, if passed, would result in the first increase in Kentucky’s minimum wage in more than a decade. A bill that would allow middle school girls to be vaccinated for a virus that causes cervical cancer passed the House this week. Another important plank in House Democrats’ agenda, House Bill 345, provides protection against four types of the Human Papilloma Virus, which cause 70 percent of cervical cancers. Parents can opt out by signing a form. The bill passed by a vote of 58-39 and now heads to the Senate. Other key pieces of House Democrats’ Commitment to Kentucky Families agenda were also voted out of the House this week. House Bill 4, which would require gender equity on state boards and commissions, passed by a vote of 95-3. This will do away with years of neglect in appointing women to important decision-making boards. House Bill 175, also called the “Diploma Mill Bill,” would make it a felony to present fraudulent credentials when applying for a job. This bill, which passed by a vote of 93-4, will now sanction those who present purchased “licenses” from unaccredited institutions to employers. House Bill 7, addresses identity

theft, a growing problem that affected 3,500 Kentuckians last year. This legislation would require government agencies and businesses to safeL EGISLATIVE guard Social U PDATE Security numbers and other personal identifiers by removing it from public records, and dispose of documents that contain it. The bill passed the House with a J EFF vote of 99-0. G REER House Bill 103, also called “Beth’s Bill,” provides a tax credit for individuals who donate live organs. The bill, passed by a vote of 100-0, also provides 30 days paid leave to state workers who donate a live organ. Two bills that address safety issues for coal miners and social workers passed out of House Committees this week. Legislation passed last session now requires more oxygen supplies to be stored along underground escape routes in case of emergency, better communications between the surface and underground work areas, and a directional cord or lifeline to make it easier for miners to find their way to exits. House Bill 207, which passed out of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee, builds upon those safety measures and would require six coal mine inspections per year; six hours of required annual retraining for mine foreman; and use of mine ventilation fans while miners are underground. The “Boni Bill,” named for slain state social worker Boni Frederick, was voted out of the House Health and Welfare Committee this week. House

O PEN On Monday, Feb. 12, I took my household garbage to the Meade County Solid Waste and recycling center. The waste on my 1960 Boy Scout trailer represented over one year of materials for a conservative single person’s household — garbage, minor construction debris, scrap metal, a vinyl swimming pool and floats a squirrel nested in, and recyclables. When I went to dump my trash outside the county, the person at the scale said my 60-pounds of garbage would cost $1.60 (but they let me dump for free). When I moved to Meade County I was very impressed, particularly with the parks and playgrounds and the recycling center (these indicated the value placed here on the children and future). I was proud to be part of such unusual vision. In these years I’ve tried to use the garbage pickup service twice because I live a far distance from the pickup point. I load and truck it to the end of the drive, and both times my containers were lost or damaged. Since I have to take my recyclables to the center anyway, it’s much easier to just haul the garbage at the same time, for which I have been charged up to $10 in addition

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Bill 362 would authorize $2.5 million in emergency funding to address immediate social worker protection needs - safe visitation centers, a redesign of current office space and the purchase of some technology. The bill would also create a Blue Ribbon Commission to address staffing and funding needs of social workers. Other bills passed out of the House and now on their way to the Senate for consideration include: House Bill 108 - preserves Kentucky rock fences and provides for a tax credit for rock fence construction and restoration. House Bill 123 - initiates a pilot program to install new electric meters in a sampling of homes to collect data evaluating their effectiveness in reducing electric consumption. House Bill 225 - establishes the Kentucky Wounded or Disabled Veterans Program within the Kentucky Department of Veteran’s Affairs which would ensure that wounded or disabled veterans receive federal, state and private benefits to which they are entitled. House Bill 390, which was my first bill, is another bill focusing on our military which eliminates all fees for special Gold Star Mothers license plates for mothers who have lost a son or daughter in service to their country. General Beavers and General Storm were very supportive of this bill. With just 13 legislative days remaining in this short session, you may want to keep up with the action. Visit the Legislative Research Commission’s website at www.lrc.ky.gov under “Legislation or Legislative Record.” You may leave a message for me with the legislative toll-free Message Line at 800-372-7181, or you can reach me or any other state legislator by e-mail at www.lrc.ky.gov.

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to my trash bill. This was never a problem and I was happy to support a system that appeared to be on track with my personal values. Then in 2003-2004, things changed. I could no longer buy reusables, some recyclables went to the dump, etc. I talked to Mr. Sundeen and he explained they had a business to run and could not afford to attend to customers’ requests. Being a small business person myself, I wondered if I could get a subsidy from Fiscal Court or maybe a statute passed that everyone had to pay me monthly, or maybe a grant would be handy. On one cold and rainy day, my toddler son and I took a truckload of stuff to the center. I was feeling ill and there were several idle prisoners in the office. I asked Mr. Sundeen if they would sort my clean recyclables this one time, and he told me this was no problem and that they would take care of it. I dumped my garbage in the compactor, paid $5 and left about 10 bags of recyclables to be sorted and departed. Due to road work in progress, we had to turn around and go back past the center where I witnessed the workers throwing away my materials in the same compactor I’d placed my garbage. When I got home, I

called to voice my displeasure and Mr. Sundeen apologized. About this time I became disabled with serious illness and was unable to work for several months, but since I could not prove I was poor, I didn’t qualify for disability, and Solid Waste demanded that I pay for this service I never used. Currently my bill is “delinquent.” I prefer to think I’m not wishing to enable this dysfunctional system. I’d like to see a system that gives incentive to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and COMPOST. The single occupant on a fixed income who has always recycled and has little waste should not be subsidizing a large household with a mountain of garbage. I would be happy to support a system that maybe pays the prisoners minimum wage, minus their room and board, and other costs. If we can see our way through to master these most basic of solid waste issues, I am hopeful that tackling some of the more complex problems we face will be forthcoming. Sincerely, Michael Havlik Brandenburg

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Anniversaries

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Mr. and Mrs. Gary Chapman are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Gabrey Jean to Mr. James Edward (Jay) Eaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clark Eaton of Big Spring. Gabrey is 2002 graduate of Meade County High School and 2006 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is currently employed part-time as a pharmacy tech at Rite Aid and with the Meade County Board of Education as a substitute teacher. She hopes to get hired in the upcoming school year as an elementary school teacher. Jay is a 2003 graduate of Central Hardin High School. He is currently employed at Linens and Things in Shepherdsville. Gabrey and Jay began dating this time last year. They became engaged in November. They would love for all their friends and family to join them as they begin their life together. The wedding is Saturday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Brandenburg Baptist Church. The reception will be held at the Meade County Farm Bureau Building at the Fairgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

The children of Bill and Jeanie Basham would like to invite you to join them in celebration of 50 wonderful years of marriage on March 3, 2007, at the Senior Citizens Building in Brandenburg at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited; no invitations are being sent. The couple requests no gifts please.

Randall and Georgina Hubbard will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2007. They were married at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Flaherty. Mrs. Hubbard is the daughter of the late Sarah A. (Powers) and George J. Pike. Mr. Hubbard is the son of the late Besserene (Tabor) and Theodore R. Hubbard. The couple has four children: Fr. Randy Hubbard, Louisville; George (Mary Beth) Hubbard, Guston; Lori (George) Dedicke and Karen (Dennis) Clark, Brandenburg. They also have 12 grandchildren. Randall and Georgina plan on attending Mass on Saturday, March 3, with family and close friends. The couple has requested there be no reception.

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C OMMUNITY C ALENDAR Friday, March 2 •Muldraugh Fish Fry at the Muldraugh firehouse, 4 to 8 p.m. Adults $6, children $4. Carryout available. Proceeds go to paying federal grant and to purchase a new firehouse sign. For more information, call fire chief Dan Dresel at (270) 998-0098 •Farm Service Agency meeting, 8:30 a.m. Call 4223188 (First Friday of every month) •Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 Monday, March 5 •Meade County Saddle Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Mr. Gatti’s. For more information, call Jennifer Lyons at 422-1932 •Irvington City Council meeting, 7 p.m., at Irvington City Hall. (First Monday of each month) •Vine Grove City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. •Meade County Republican Party regular meeting at Republican Headquarters across from Dairy Queen, 7 p.m. •Ambrose Meador Chapter, NSDAR will meet in the Christian Life Center of the Ekron Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Marjorie Watts will give the program on “Rivers” and Jimmie Lee Chapman is the hostess. Everyone is invited to attend.

•Battletown Neighborhood Watch, 6:30 p.m., at Battletown Park. For more information, call 497-4489 Tuesday, March 6 •Riverport Authority meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the courthouse •Ekron City Commission meeting, 7:30 p.m., at city hall in fire department. (first Tuesday of each month) •Al-Anon Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Alcohalt House. Call 828-2624 •Story Hour, 10:30 a.m., at the Meade County Public Library. For more information, call 422-2094 •Book Discussion, 7 p.m., at the Meade County Public Library. For more information, call 422-2094 Wednesday, March 7 •Meade County Board of Adjustments meeting, 8 a.m., at the courthouse •Ekron SBDM, 7:30 a.m. •Flaherty Fire Protection District meeting, 7 p.m., at the firehouse •Yoga, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library. For more information, call 422-2094 Thursday, March 8 •Flaherty SBDM, 3:30 p.m., at the library Saturday, March 10 •Wolf Creek Fire Dept. meeting, 7 p.m., at the firehouse

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Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ledford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Ekron Baptist Church on March 9, 1957. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the occasion on March 10, 2007, at the Ekron Baptist Church Christian Life Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. They have two children, Steve (Vickie) Ledford of Louisville, Mark (Colleen) Ledford of Brandenburg; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, one paternal great-grandchild and three step-great-grandchildren.

Sunday, March 11 •Petticoat, Petticoat concert at the Senior Citizens Center at 4 p.m. For more information, call the Meade County Public Library at 4222094 •Al-Anon Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Alcohalt House. Call 828-2624 Monday, March 12 •Brandenburg City Council meeting at city hall, 7 p.m. (Second Monday of each month) •Muldraugh City Council meeting at city hall, 6:30 p.m. (Second Monday of each month) Tuesday, March 13 •Story Hour, 10:30 a.m., at the Meade County Public Library. For more information, call 422-2094 •Fiscal Court meeting at the Meade County courthouse, 7 p.m. (Second Tuesday of each month) •Parks Committee, 6 p.m. (Second Tuesday of each month) •Al-Anon Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Alcohalt House. Call 828-2624 Thursday, March 15 •Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Hunters Education Class at the Meade County Sportsman Club, 6 to 9 p.m. EST

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Kentucky ag producers to go high-tech soon UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE LEXINGTON, Ky. - An innovative new web-based system will soon connect Kentucky agricultural businesses, farmers and markets in a unique way to benefit consumers and producers alike. Called MarketMaker, the system features a mapping function and census data on locales and will enable buyers and sellers of food products to find each other quicker and easier. Sellers can use this interactive tool to identify potential markets and find processors and other businesses they need to profitably move their products to the

market. Access to the Web site is free and open to the public from any computer connected to the Internet. “MarketMaker is already working in three states, and we’re excited it’s now available to our Kentucky agricultural producers and food-related businesses,” said Steve Isaacs, Cooperative Extension assistant director for community and economic development for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. The program comes to Kentucky through the collaborative efforts of the UK College of Agriculture, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Governor’s Office of

Agricultural Policy, and Allied Food Marketers. “Each partner has played a crucial role in launching MarketMaker Kentucky,” said Michael Judge, executive director of the Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. “We’ve all added so many different pieces – farmer, processor, market lists, online resources – that we can’t tell where the lines are drawn and that truly indicates a strong multi-partner collaboration.” MarketMaker was recently demonstrated to Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension agents at their statewide conference in

early February. Other presentations are scheduled for the Community Farm Alliance annual meeting, Ohio River Valley Farm Marketing Conference, KDA’s Farmer’s Market Summits and the Growing Kentucky II symposium in March at UK. Kentucky is only the fourth state to become part of this national program developed by University of Illinois Extension. For a closer view, visit Kentucky MarketMaker at http://www.marketmakerky.com. If you’d like more information contact UK Food Systems Initiative coordinator Bob Perry at kymarketmaker@uky.edu, or call Perry at 859-257-8890.

Conservation tillage another option for tobacco growers BY LAURA SKILLMAN MURRAY, Ky., – For 13 years, Bob Pearce has researched how to make tobacco production work using conservation tillage practices. The University of Kentucky tobacco specialist says while burley farmers have been slow to adopt the practice, technical advances are making it a more attractive option. Kentucky has a long history of no-till. It has become standard practice into grain crops but not so with tobacco. Part of that is tradition, Pearce said. Producers were raised plowing the fields. In addition, lack of good weed control products and transplanters made it less attractive to producers. However, better weed control and transplanters make this less an issue today. Finally, the uncertainty surrounding tobacco in the 1990s and early 2000s, slowed many producers from making the move until the buyout was completed. Some advantages of conventional tillage include weed

control, reduced compaction and incorporation of organic matter, fertilizer and chemicals into the soil. While it works well, tillage also can increase soil erosion, resulting in higher fuel usage, damaged soil structure and compaction if not done properly, Pearce said. Advantages with no-till include soil and water conservation, reduced erosion, less fuel usage and the ability to get into fields to perform various tasks when tilled patches are too wet. Another advantage is a cleaner leaf because residue left on the ground in no-till production limits mud and dirt splashing onto it. No-tilling tobacco does take some getting accustomed to, Pearce said. Over the years, Pearce has also been working to modify existing transplanters to make them viable for no-till production. These modifications include adding a coulter that can cut the residue and provide an area where the plant can be placed in the ground. A shank that breaks up soil

beneath the surface is also helpful in loosening soil to allow roots to get established. The shank also helps pull the plant into the ground, and modified press wheels help push dirt back around the plant. There are now some notill planters on the market, and many existing ones can be easily modified. Weed control has become less of an issue in no-till thanks to new chemical formulations. But going into the weediest patch of ground on the farm is still not the best management practice when considering notill tobacco, Pearce said. No-till planting into soybean stubble offers the best option, but corn stubble and wheat stubble can also be effectively used. If using a small grain cover crop, producers need to kill it about a month before planting or when it gets knee-high because it can compete with plants and makes it more difficult for the transplanter to work effectively. With sod, growers may benefit from fall applications to kill the grass.

“The main thing is that there is really only one chance for weed control in no-till, so early control is critical,” Pearce said. “Post-transplant weed control is still the biggest weakness. Mowers and weed eaters are an option, and there are some chemicals that can be used to control grasses. Shield spraying may also be an option, but there is nothing available today to spray over the top that doesn’t also damage tobacco.” Plant varieties and fertilization are no different for conventional and no-till tobacco production. Research continues in these areas, including use of liquid fertilizer and fertilizer placement. “No-till tobacco requires a higher level of management, is not as forgiving and is still developing,” Pearce said. “For people interested, I advise them to get as much information as can through Extension, articles and farmers who have done it.”

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scours, Burris said. Additionally, cows in poor body condition because of less than optimal nutrition may mean less immunity is passed on to calves. These calves may be weaker making them even more susceptible to scours. “If it stays warm and muddy we have the increased scour possibility,” he said. “If the calves are weaker and we have a real cold snap, then you could have calf losses and that’s what you want to guard against. This has the potential to be a tough calving season.” In at least one previous year when bad weather was coupled with feed shortages, some central Kentucky cattle producers sustained calf losses has high as 20 percent. And Burris said he wants producers to avoid putting themselves into a situation where that could happen again. Kentucky’s spring calving

season generally begins in late February, and Burris said between now and then farmers need to try to keep their cattle in good body condition with proper nutrition. Another management tool farmers can employ is to reserve a field and move cattle into it just before calving to reduce some of the excessively muddy conditions. Cattle producers have been coping with wet, muddy conditions throughout the fall and winter. But forecasts are calling for near normal to below normal precipitation in the coming months. August, September and October 2006 saw above average precipitation while November and December were below normal, said Tom Priddy, UK meteorologist. From mid December through Jan 15, precipitation totaled 5.72 inches statewide which was 2.14 inches above normal.

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Marguerite Reid Wininger Marguerite Reid Wininger, 83, of Vine Grove, Ky., passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mrs. Wininger was a lifelong member of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, working with the children at Bible school, andwas a member of Vine Grove Baptist Church. She was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mrs. Wininger enjoyed living in beautiful Hardin County since retiring from Civil Service in 1984. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Stella Burton Reid Sr.; three brothers, Felix Junior Reid, Kenneth Reid and Howard Reid; and one sister, Shirley Haag. She is survived by her beloved husband, Desco C. Wininger of Vine Grove; one daughter, Sherry (Joseph) Harper of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Steven (Marcia) Gibson of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Roger Gibson of Radcliff, Ky.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lynn Reid of Louisville and Lowell Reid of Ariz.; and four sisters, Dorothy Bullock of Louisville, Marilyn (Louis) Nattichioni of Cincinnati, Rebecca (Leroy) Shoults of Mitchell, Ind., and Patricia (Don) Brewer of Salem, Ind. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Chaplain Larry Vance officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Orleans, Ind. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Spay & Neuter Program of Pet Protection, 516 N. Main, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Condolences can be expressed online at www.coffeyandchism.com.

Jackie Eugene “Jack” Conroe Jackie Eugene “Jack” Conroe, 75, of Radcliff, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was retired from the U.S. Arm and he also was former owner of C & C Homes Inc. His memberships included Mill Creek Baptist Church in Radcliff where he was a former deacon, 1st Cavalry Association at Fort Knox, Ruthless Riders and various other military and civilian organizations. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Conroe; a daughter and her husband, Darlene and Marvin Russell of Williamsburg, Va.; a son, Barry Conroe of Dallas; three grandchildren, Emily Conroe, Ryan Conroe and Christopher Russell; and a brother, Robert DeWitt of Beverly, W.Va. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mill Creek Baptist Church with Dr. James Shaw officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and continues at 9 a.m. Monday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. Condolences may be expressed online at www. nebfh.com.

Robert L. Dustin Robert L. Dustin Sr., 74, of Louisville, formerly of Radcliff, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at his home. Sgt. 1st Class Robert L.Dustin retired from the U.S. Army after serving two tours in both Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post No. 10281 in Vine Grove and the American Legion Post 200 in Louisville. He is survived by three sons, William B. Dustin, Robert L. Dustin Jr. and Don Dustin; two daughters, Maria J. Griesel and Juanita Brooks; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There will be no local services. Burial will be in Fort Devens, Mass. Condolenses may be expressed online at www.nebfh.com. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Roy Chee, 85, of Keams Canyon, Ariz., died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Winslow Campus Care Center in Winslow, Ariz. Mr. Chee was retired from Bellmont Army Depot, Flagstaff, Ari. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Chee. He is survived by their children, LuAnn (Sammy) Long of Twin Lakes, N.M., Roy Jr. (Linda) Chee of Wild Cat Peak, Ariz., Jerry (Debbie) Chee of Brandenburg, Boyd (Laura) Chee of San Diego, Calif., Marie (Ray) Begay of Keams Canyon, Ariz., Irvin (Delana) Chee of Shiprock, N.M., Dolly Yesslith of Keams Canyon, Ariz.; 31 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at his home today, Friday, March 2.

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Sticks and stones break bones and much more We honor the members we consider less honorable by clothing them with greater care, thus bestowing on the less presentable a propriety which the more presentable already have. I Corinthians 12:23,24 I am somewhat familiar with chickens. We raised them when I was a child. They, like humans, have patterns of behavior. Chickens are, for the most part, harmless. Their lives seem to revolve solely around food and reproduction. They do have, however, one disturbing trait that bothered me, even as a child. Weak or sick chickens were often pecked at by other

chickens until they died from the exhaustion of trying to defend themselves. It must be some evolutionary s u r v i v a l E NCOURAGING thing that W ORDS has to do with the availability of food. “The fewer of us, the more for me!” Many J. R ONALD kids have K NOTT their own version of this trait. It’s called “bullying:” name-calling, physical abuse,

humiliation and teasing. I believe that many adults seriously underestimate the damage this does to some kids. This constant pecking away kills the soul, even if it doesn’t always kill the body. Sometimes it even kills the body. Matthew Shephard, a young gay man from Colorado was tied to a fence post, beaten and left to die in freezing weather. Gossip is not harmless entertainment. When enough people repeat a lie, serious life-long damage can result. Even passing along an awful truth can destroy another’s hope of recovery. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words

will never hurt me?” Wrong! Church people may be the worst culprits of all in identifying, labeling, condemning and isolating religious non-conformists. Instead of searching out the lost for healing and special care, they are identified for shunning and judgment by the self-righteous, in the name of God of course. Racism, sexism and ageism are all versions of this awful trait. Anytime we set up this “them and us” thinking, subtle and not-so-subtle discrimination and even persecution often follows, especially if these people are weak and vulnerable. I suppose one reason for all this comes from a basic fear of

shortage: fear of a shortage of love, resources or attention. “The fewer of us means more for me.” Another reason for all this may be that putting others down is an easy short-cut to feeling good about ourselves. “For me to win, you need to lose.” Many people, in their effort to prove something about themselves, go looking for enemies. They always find them. Pecking at the weak may be

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There is, however, so much that you can do directly with your daughter, even though you don't have custody over her. Work hard on that relationship. Be there for her when she needs you. Give her the best of your love and attention when she visits. At 12 years of age, she is at the most vulnerable time of her life and needs a father who thinks she is very special. You can have a profound influence on her if you demonstrate your love and concern consistently during this difficult period of her life. Remember, too, that the present situation may be temporary. Teenagers are given greater latitude in deciding which parent they want to live with. By your daughter's choice, you might have custody of her in a year or two. Until then, all you can do is the best you can do. I pray that it will be enough. Dr. 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

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Oaks resident Dianna Vessels said. “They were to come off of Old Ekron road to access this lot. Because they landlocked themselves, they want to use our road and we won’t stand for it.” Residents say commercial traffic on their road would threaten the safety of those living in the community. “The safety is the main issue here,” Four Oaks resident Linda Linder said. “The safety of our

UTILITY CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 pipes. If smoke testing indicates leakages in sewer piping or plumbing on the property owner’s ground, they must show progress in making repairs in 30 days and must have the repairs completed within 60 days. After 60 days the city can now disconnect water service. The new ordinance is a result of Hardin County Water District taking over Muldraugh’s water and sewerage treatment contract from Fort Knox starting in July. If faulty sewer pipes aren’t fixed, every Muldraugh resident will have to pay more money in the long run, Tate said. Fort Knox currently charges a sewerage treatment rate of 80 percent of the water purchased. When Hardin County Water takes over, Muldraugh will be charged for all the water flowing through Muldraugh’s sewer pipes to the treatment plant. Jim Bruce, general manager of Hardin County Water District, said last month that during months with heavy rain Muldraugh’s sewage treatment increases by up to 1,000 percent because of rainwater leaking into sewer pipes that go into Fort Knox’s treatment plant.

residents, children and walkers. The children can play in the street because there’s not much traffic, and we’d like to keep it that way. “I’m a walker along with several other people who walk daily, and I don’t think I’d feel safe walking with all the extra traffic. Nothing about it is going to be safe for the people living back here.” Vessels said traffic has already worsened because industrial vehicles use their road to develop the property and that adding a street to a commercial property will only create “chaos” at the intersec-

tion. Residents also say the tree line was mostly destroyed during development. “The agreement says it is supposed to be the existing tree line and they’ve annihilated that,” Vessels said. “A few saplings are left as the buffer zone.” Brandenburg Mayor David Pace said he sympathizes with the residents of Four Oaks and agreed traffic is bad near the road, but said The Heritage Center, Inc. may have legal rights to the road. “When the deed was sold from the original owners … it

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If the city tears up the ground, they need to fix it like it was.”

City Council revised the ordinance before passing the first reading to add a clause that protects property owners if the city, or an outside contractor, digs up land to repair sewer lines. The ordinance states the party responsible for disturbing land in residential areas will be responsible for returning the land to its “original condition.” “If the city tears up the ground, they need to fix it like it was,” Councilman Curtis Kelley said. “I don’t think it’s right for a citizen to have to go back later and till the land and sow the grass.” Also to help minimize the city’s monetary losses, new residents and those wanting to set up shop in Muldraugh will have to pay a higher water deposit. The unanimous passing of Ordinance No. 268 doubled water deposits. New residents must now pay $150 and commercial businesses must pay a $200 deposit. Also, usage will be re-evaluated after six months and if necessary deposits may be increased to equal a two-anda-half month average bill. However, the ordinance pro-

hibits a decrease in deposits. Dresel said the increase could hurt the city. “The high residential deposit will probably drive people out of town,” he said. City Council decided not to address Ordinance No. 267, which would have moved the due date of water utility bills to the first day of each month. Bills will still be due on the 5th but won’t be considered late until the 15th. “I don’t feel it will make a huge difference to the city and people on fixed income don’t get their checks by the first of the month,” Councilwoman Brenda Carlberg said. Another change was to Ordinance No. 265, Section 41.40(a), which prohibits “illegal discharge.” According to the ordinance, “no person shall discharge … any water not metered by the City of Muldraugh … to any sanitary sewer.” Also, wells must have a flow meter installed if water is discharged into the sewer lines. City Council will hold the second reading of the ordinances at the March 12 meeting.

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stated a 50-foot by 800-foot road be constructed and dedicated to public use,” he said. Pace said he is standing on neutral ground and will let the Planning and Zoning commission make a recommendation. “Nobody wants to put anyone in jeopardy, and I’m willing to go in either direction,” he said. “That’s what we have the Planning and Zoning Commission for. I have nothing to gain either direction. I want to see the residents keep what they have, and I want to make a resolve that is a win for everybody.” Pace said he wasn’t sure if a road to the commercial property

could be constructed behind Pamida and Four Oaks Road could be the only option. “Nothing has been applied for through the city for a zoning change or anything like that,” Pace said. “There’s been nothing for us to address other than the buffer.” Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said he supports the residents of Four Oaks, but even though Four Oaks Road is a county road, the entrance is in Brandenburg’s city limits. “The county’s hands are pretty well tied,” he said. We can take up for them, we can defend them in every way we

feel is proper … but it boils down to the fact that it is inside the city limit and we don’t interfere with the happenings in the city. “But the 20 or so houses in the back are in the county and I do sympathize with where they’re coming from. After reading the Planning and Zoning application and the minutes of the Brandenburg City Council meeting, I will have to agree with the residents — going strictly off of those two documents.” The issue will be discussed further during the March 13 meeting.

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STANDINGS Basketball District W L Meade 7 0 Hancock 5 2 Breckinridge 1 6 Frederick Fraize 1 6

Overall W L 21 6 13 14 8 18 7 19

Girls: Meade Hancock Breckinridge Frederick Fraize

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Boys:

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ON DECK March 2 Boys Basketball @Cloverport 8 p.m. Track & Field — middle school @Broadbent Arena 5:15 p.m. March 3 Track & Field — high school @Broadbent Arena 5 p.m. March 5 Boys and girls tourney draw @Grayson County 11 a.m. March 5 Girls Basketball @Region tournament TBA March 6 Boys Basketball @Region tournament TBA

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Junior forward Rob Williams fights for a loose ball in the Greenwave’s victory over rival Breckinridge County.

Boys beat Tigers, title game tonight

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Vine Grove 9-10-year-olds

Clippers 21, Rockets 14 M. Dial 15 A. Burgess 4 K. Norton 2

Tonight, the Greenwave will look to win a second straight district championship and a No. 1 seed heading into next week’s regional tournament by defeating Hancock County for the third time this season. Meade County defeated the Hornets by 15 Dec. 5, and by 19 Jan. 30. “It’s the same deal as with the third game against Breck County,” coach Jerry Garris said. “You’re very familiar with each other and there’s a lot on the line. I don’t think things will change much and it’s been a pretty good rivalry these last couple of years.” The draw for the boys’ regional tournament will be tomorrow at noon in the Grayson County — the site of this year’s regional tournament — library. If Meade wins tonight, it will get a home game in the first round of the region-

L. McDonald 4 C. Ellis 4 P. McDonald 4 D. Burden 2

Clippers 20, Nets 11 M. Dial 14 R. Vanover 9 K. Norton 6 T. Henry 2

LADY WAVE STATS Name Oliver Stull Newby Fackler Montgomery Hurt Wathen Powers Evans Wilson Stinnett Ledford Ross

Name Oliver Stull Newby Fackler Montgomery Hurt Wathen Powers Evans Wilson Stinnett Ledford Ross

Name Oliver Stull Newby Fackler Montgomery Hurt Wathen Powers Evans Wilson Stinnett Ledford Ross

Points Rebounds 15.3 10.7 10.7 5.6 2.9 2.8 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.1

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69.0 58.3 65.3 45.5 51.5 53.8 75.0 47.6 80.0 48.1 45.0 50.0 33.3

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al tournament Tuesday. Tuesday, the boys defeated rival Breckinridge County for the third time this season, 4635. The game was closer than the score may indicate and Breckinridge was within three points with about four minutes left in the game. “We beat them by 20 each time and we knew it was going to be hard this time because they had nothing to lose and we had our whole season to lose,” junior forward Chris Roe said after the game. “We’ll have to play better in the next game and step it up.” Meade came out flat and Breckinridge led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Meade began to pick it up and a three-pointer at the buzzer by senior guard Riley Benock sent the Greenwave into the locker room on a high note. PLEASE

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Junior guard Kelsie Ledford goes up for a lay up against Frederick Fraize Monday night. The Lady Waves won the first-round tournament game 81-10.

BY SHAUN T. COX sports@thenewsstandard.com The blind draw for the regional tournament for both the boys and the girls will be tomorrow at Grayson County High School. The Third Region’s four district tournament champions will play the four runners-up on the champions’ home floors in the first round. The final rounds will be at Grayson County High School. Meade County’s draw will be at 11 a.m. in the Grayson County Library. The Lady Waves’ first game will be Monday and the start time will be announced tomorrow. Meade County coach Josh Hurt said his team is playing well and will look to surprise some people. “We hope to go farther than we did last year,” he said. “We lost a tough game to Owensboro in the first round. This year, our goal is to take that a step further and go from there. It’s a blind draw and a lot of it will depend on whether we are the district champions or the runner up. Our expectations are high and if we can get the same kind of effort we had against Central Hardin, we’ll be a dark

horse.” Junior guard Mindy Oliver said the team is confident heading into the tournament. “I think we’re going to do really well,” she said. “I think we’re really working as a team and all the tough games we’ve played this season have brought us closer together and we’re really prepared for the region. If we all play hard and work together, we can beat anybody in the state.” The Lady Waves guaranteed themselves a spot in the regional tournament with an 81-10 first-round victory over Frederick Fraize in the district tournament Monday. “We came out ready to go, we started fast and kept building the lead,” Hurt said. “Everybody played at least eight minutes and we did every thing we could to stay sharp without killing their spirit.” The Lady Waves gave up eight points in the first half and only two in the second half. Meade was able to get 28 steals and 58 points in the paint, most of which

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BY SHAUN T. COX sports@thenewsstandard.com Meade County is home to a first family of sorts when it comes to motocross racing. Justin and Ryan Sipes, of Flaherty, have both been riding since they were 2-years-old when their dad, Marvin, got each of them a bike for their birthdays. “I got a bike for my second birthday and I started racing when I was four,” 22-year-old Ryan Sipes said. “My dad used to race so we always wanted to.” Marvin Sipes said he got into racing when he was about 17- or 18-years-old and “owned my own truck.” “Well, it was a long time ago and I just raced locally for the most part,” he said. “I did go to Loretta Lynn’s farm in Tennessee a couple of times, where they hold the AMA Amateur Nationals. The AMA holds the race there every year and it’s the biggest race in the world. It’s a big to-do for a week.” Marvin Sipes said he and

his wife try to make it to about 40 races per year and Barbara Sipes is very supportive of the sport, which some might consider dangerous. “We don’t miss too many,” he said. “It’s a family thing for us. Their mom is very supportive of it and she gets left out of that a lot because most people affiliate dad with the riding. But mom is as big a part of it as I am. She goes to every race I do and she works hard to make it happen, too.” Barbara Sipes, who is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Motocross, said she was a little nervous when the boys first got their bikes. “I was hesitant at first because I thought they were getting a really early start,” she said. “But we had training wheels on them and Ryan and Justin just went to town when they were two. It was a lot of fun watching them and helping them learn.”

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Aussie great making moves BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE DAYTONA BEACH — Marcos Ambrose was a big fish in a small pond back in his home country of Australia. After winning a pair of Australian V8 Supercar titles, the 30-year-old had attained Jeff Gordon-type status back home. Figuring he’d done all he could do — and seeking a new challenge — Ambrose came to the United States last year and competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The native of Launceston, Tasmania ran in 22 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races, scored a pole at Kentucky, two top-5 finishes and four top-10 runs

while placing 21st in the season-ending points standings. This year, while staying with Wood Brothers/JTG Racing, Ambrose made the jump from NCTS rookie to NASCAR Busch Series rookie in the No. 59 Ford. “I had to go to Australia and really regroup my career. Once I thought I could handle the big, heavy Australian V8 Supercars, I thought, ‘These things aren’t dissimilar to NASCAR,’” Ambrose said. “They’re 3,200 pounds, they have plenty of horsepower and not enough grip, so I thought I’d come

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Australian Marcos Ambrose made the jump from NCTS rookie to NASCAR Busch Series rookie in his No. 59 Ford. The car boasts 750 horsepower.

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over and have a look and see what’s around.” Busch cars carry 750 horsepower to the V8 Supercar’s 635 and their top speeds are only 10 mph apart. The engines are 358 cubic inches to 302, there’s a six-inch difference in the wheelbase and the Busch cars are about 400 pounds heavier. Just two races into the season Ambrose appears to be adjusting well. Although much of his racing history is on road-courses, he finished a rookie-best 16th at Daytona. Ambrose also registered a 25th place finish with his backup car last weekend at California Speedway. “I still don’t know what happened on the qualifying run. It was a bit of a mess and it really put us back. I have to thank the team for what they were able to do in getting the car ready before the race. They did a great job to get everything on the spare car ready,” Ambrose said. “I hadn’t driven the spare so it was very hard to get out there with the speeds these cars do and run with the frontrunners. Not having driven it, the

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came off lay ups. The Meade bench contributed 33 points in effectively ending Fraize’s winless season. The team didn’t make a threepointer but still shot about 57 percent from the field. Senior guard Jasmine Newby led the way with 16 points and eight steals, while Oliver had 12 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals. Freshman guard Mallory Wathen came off the bench to pour in 11 points, while freshman forward Carly Evans and junior forward Kayla Fackler scored 9 each. The Lady Waves dropped a one-point game to the second ranked Lady Bruins of Central Hardin on senior night last Friday, 54-53. The Lady Waves led until the final seconds when Central Hardin’s Kylie Brady hit a runner in the lane while getting fouled. Brady made the free throw giving Hardin the lead for the first time with only 4.3 seconds left and the Lady Waves missed a three pointer at the buzzer. “It was a tremendous basketball game and we came out of it feeling pretty good about ourselves,” Hurt said. “If you look at the Litkenhous rankings, they’re No. 4 in the state right now and they were heavy favorites coming in, and to lead the entire game until the last possession, it was bittersweet.” The Lady Waves were outscored 14-8 in the fourth quarter after leading 45-40 heading in. The game was even in nearly every major statistical category. Meade County held the rebounding edge 31-25, but turned the ball over 29 times to

set-up was obviously not right. We worked away at it and tried to tune it during the pit stops but it just didn’t work, especially through the mid-corner. “The qualifying thing put us in the spare car and there is only so much you can tune it in the pit stops, so we were pretty much stuck with what we had.’’ Still, finishing a backup car 25th at a track he had never competed on was more than respectable. MARCOS And the AMBROSE finish left the NBS rookie 10th overall in the points standings heading into this weekend’s Telcel Motorola Mexico 200 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. “We go to the Mexico City road course with a little bit of a wait and see approach. We had a really good test last month at the Virginia International Raceway road course, but now we have to go to Mexico and see how our car works down there,” Ambrose said. “It’s our first road course race in NASCAR so there are still going to be plenty of things for me to learn, but I can go in

with some added confidence and really give it my best shot.” It will be Ambrose’s 25th NASCAR start and, arguably, his most anticipated, as the Australian ace aims to rekindle some of the skills that propelled him to the top of Australian motorsports earlier in his career. The last time Ambrose raced on a road course was the final round of the 2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in Victoria, Australia, in November 2005. Ambrose dominated the weekend, taking a victory in his last V8 Supercar race. Ambrose has taken his share of ribbing from his competitors — and even had that highlighted on a NASCAR commercial early this season, but he may be able to get a little payback this weekend on the more familiar road course. “It’s a different style of track to what I have been driving on over here and it will be great to get back to road course racing. It’s still important to finish, but I’m really looking forward to the race and getting out there amongst it,” Ambrose said. “I’m really enjoying driving on the ovals but this weekend will be a little bit of something different for me, where I can get back to what I had done for so many years.”

Central’s 25. The tough loss has not crushed the team’s spirit, but has instead lifted it. “What we learned is when we play to our capabilities, when we play hard and everybody works together, we can beat anybody,” Hurt said. “We’re as good as anybody. It wasn’t a fluke. It wasn’t like they were ahead 10 and we made a run. We led the entire game and really controlled the tempo and the way the game was played. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out in our favor.” Hurt said the team is playing its best basketball of the season right now, when it matters most. “No doubt,” he said. “We’re playing as well right now as we have all year and that’s exactly how you want it to work. Even with E-town and Owensboro Catholic, the scores don’t look as close as the Central Hardin game, but we had moments in those games where we were really, really good. “I could feel in the E-town game that we were really turning the corner and getting some key contributions from our bench. Jasmine and Kayla Stull have really stepped up and taken it to another level and all of our girls are playing well right now.” Oliver said the team feels like it can do some damage in the tournament. “If we play the way we did against Central Hardin, I don’t think anybody will be able to beat us. Central Hardin was ranked second and that game really gave us some confidence. If we can play with them, we can play with anybody.”

0-2 0, Powell 0-2 0-0- 0, Fuller 0-1 0-2 0, Sanders 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 4-31 1-7 10. Meade: Newby 8-10 0-0 16, Oliver 6-10 0-0 12, Wathen 55 1-1 11, Fackler 4-5 1-6 9, Evans 2-3 5-6 9, Stull 3-7 0-0 6, Montgomery 2-7 1-2 5, Hurt 1-4 1-2 3, Ledford 1-3 1-2 3, Stinnett 0-1 3-4 3, Wilson 1-2 0-0 2, Powers 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 34-60 13-23 81. Fraize 3 5 2 0—10 Meade 20 27 14 20—81 Three-point goals—Fraize 1-7 (King 1-2, Sims 0-1, Arnold 01, Sanders 0-1, O-Reilly 0-2). Meade 0-7 (Newby 0-1, Oliver 0-1, Montgomery 0-2, Hurt 02, Ledford 0-1). Fouled out— Vincent. Rebounds—Fraize 18 (Sims 6), Meade 34 (Oliver 7). Assists—Fraize 1 (Sims 1), Meade 9 (Montgomery 6). Total fouls—Fraize 16, Meade 8. Technicals—none.

Box scores: Lady Waves 81, Lady Aces 10 Fraize: Vincent 1-1 1-2 3, King 1-5 0-0 3, Sims 16 0-0 2, Arnold 1-5 0-1 2, Sander 0-9

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Lady Bruins 54, Lady Waves 53 Central: Brady 7-20 4-5 18, Sheeran 3-13 2-2 8, Hitch 1-6 4-4 6, Bennett 3-7 0-1 6, Cardin 1-1 2-2 5, Fritts 2-5 0-0 4, Day 1-1 0-0 3, Meiller 1-3 1-2 3, Newton 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 19-56 14-18 54. Meade: Newby 7-14 9-9 24, Stull 3-9 3-5 9, Fackler 3-5 1-3 7, Oliver 2-7 2-3 6, Wilson 1-1 3-4 5, Wilson 1-1 3-4 5, Hurt 0-0 1-2 1, Montgomery 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 16-37 20-28 53. Central 11 19 10 14—54 Meade 14 21 10 8—53 Three-point goals—Central 213 (Brady 0-5, Sheeran 0-5, Hitch 0-1, Cardin 1-1, Day 1-1. Meade 1-5 (Newby 1-3, Stull 0-1, Montgomery 0-1). Fouled out—Meiller, Montgomery. Rebounds—Central 25 (Hitch, Fritts 5), Meade 31 (Stull 11). Assists—Central 8 (Sheeran 4), Meade 10 (Oliver 3). Total fouls—Central 24, Meade 18. Technicals—none.

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Ryan Sipes said he races in two major series. The first series runs from January through May and the outdoor season starts as soon as the indoor series is over. Those are the ones that are way out in the middle of nowhere. You have to drive or fly quite a ways to get there. They’re 35-40 minute (races) and they’re a lot tougher than the supercross.” Ryan Sipes has been a professional rider for a couple of years now and Justin Sipes, 18, recently got his pro license. “This is my third year,” Ryan Sipes said. “I just try to tell him about all the mistakes that I’ve made as I’ve moved up to try and keep him from making the same ones so he can maybe move up a little bit quicker than I did.” Ryan Sipes is a member of one the top teams in motocross racing. “It’s a really good team with a lot of hard-working dudes who really like what they do. We’re sponsored by SoBe ener-

Justin Sipes doesn’t have a team yet, but he said he hopes to show his stuff this year and get picked up next season. “I’m hoping to get picked up next year after I do some of these supercross races,” he said. “There’s a NASCAR team that needs a 450cc rider, but I don’t know how that’s going to work. I’m just doing a couple of races to get my feet wet and hopefully I’ll get picked up by a team so they can pay my way. It took my brother a few years to get picked up by his team because it’s a really good one. They pretty much wait for the best riders and people who have been doing it for a while.” Justin Sipes said his dad and brother are two great resources for him to learn from, and there is one piece of advice his dad gives him before every race. “(Dad’s) always trying to make me faster through drills, like standing up around the whole track and different stuff,” he said. “He has me try different things to see how it works out. Every time I’m on the gate, the last thing he says is to have fun.”

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T OP T ENS TOP TEN MOVIES 1. The Messengers (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Dylan McDermott 2. Because I Said So (PG-13) Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore 3. Epic Movie (PG-13) Kal Penn, Adam Campbell 4. Night at the Museum (PG) Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino 5. Smokin’ Aces (R) Ben Affleck, Jeremy Piven 6. Stomp the Yard (PG-13) Columbus Short, Brian J. White 7. Dreamgirls (PG-13) Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx 8. Pan’s Labyrinth (R) Maribel Verdu, Ivana Baquero 9. The Pursuit of Happyness (PG-13) Will Smith, Thandie Newton 10. The Queen (PG-13) Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

TOP 10 VIDEO RENTALS 1. Saw III (R) Tobin Bell (Lionsgate) 2. The Guardian (PG-13) Kevin Costner (BV/Touchstone) 3. Employee of the Month (PG-13) Dane Cook (Lionsgate) 4. Gridiron Gang (PG-13) The Rock (Sony) 5. Crank (R) Jason Statham (Lionsgate) 6. The Illusionist (PG-13) Edward Norton (Fox) 7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (R) Jordana Brewster (New Line) 8. Little Miss Sunshine (R) Abigail Breslin (Fox) 9. The Covenant (PG-13) Steven Strait (Sony) 10. The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13) Meryl Streep (Fox)

TOP 10 DVD SALES 1. Gridiron Gang (PG-13) (Columbia) 2. Employee of the Month (PG-13) (Lions Gate) 3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (R) (New Line) 4. The Protector (R) (Weinstein Company) 5. The Illusionist (PG-13) (20th Century Fox) 6. Crank (R) (Lions Gate) 7. Jackass: Number Two (R) (MTV) 8. The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13) (20th Century Fox) 9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PG-13) (Walt Disney) 10. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (PG-13) (Sony) © 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.


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T HIS W EEK ’ S H OROSCOPES ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries won’t be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open other opportunities down the line. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that you’re ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. A new admirer has important news. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that you’re hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isn’t easy for the often-wavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others it was the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As a proud

Lion, you’re right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a “promising” project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But it’s well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell

that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, you’ll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This is a good time for the usually “serious-minded” Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But don’t let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You would make a fine judge or counselor. (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Above: Meade County High Dance Team gets the fans going wild with their grooving moves during half time Friday night at the last regular season home games. Right: Sophomores Carly Wood and Rachel Barr striking a pose during their routine performed last Friday night.

Tech students travel to EKU SUBMITTED ARTICLE

Friday, Feb. 23, the Meade County High School Technology Student Association (TSA) Chapter traveled to Eastern Kentucky University for the Central Region Competition. Ten participants from Regionals will be eligible for State Competition March 29-31. Students can compete in a wide variety of fun technological areas includ-

ing everything from medical careers to aviation to advertising. Once again, Meade County students competed and placed at Regionals, beating some of the toughest schools in the state. A fantastic performance from Allen Eden and Karen Tyler earned them first place in Structural Engineering. Their bridge was nearly two times as efficient as the second place team. The team of Brittany Thomas, James Moore, and

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Muldraugh students refurbish computers SUBMITTED ARTICLE

STLP group members at Muldraugh Elementary have just finished working on a very exciting project. Students have been refurbishing used computers that were given to the Meade County school district by the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, with additional help from the Hardin County School System. The goal of this special project was to put a computer into the home of every family with children attending Muldraugh Elementary. The computers came complete with monitors, keyboards, mice and cables. The student members of STLP were responsible for installing the Windows 98SE operating system as well as free software programs. An open office program, games, educational software and necessary applications were installed on each computer. Families of students will have whatever is necessary to run the computers from their homes. Printers, however, were not included in the setup and most of the computers did not have modems to connect to the Internet. The computers did not carry any warranties or guarantees. Students involved in STLP had to set up each computer by attaching appropriate cables for the monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. Students were responsible for removing and replacing defective hard drives, CD roms, floppy drives and memory sticks. They also had to remove existing software programs from the program menu and install a new operating system and other educational software. Then, students had to set up an organized desktop and create folders and shortcuts for the installed software. After the refurbishing

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SPMS Academic Team takes third at regionals Governor’s Cup competition SUBMITTED ARTICLE

Monday, Feb. 19, the Stuart Pepper Middle School participated in the Fourth Regional Governor’s Cup Competition. Breckinridge County Middle School was the host site for the event. After a morning full of written assessments on a variety of topics, the quick recall team began their quest for a regional championship by squaring off against St. James School from Elizabethtown. Despite a strong effort, SPMS lost the match to the eventual regional champions by four points. In

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“I think a big part of it was Riley making that three right at the end of the first half and I think that gave us some momentum,” Garris said. “We were still in good shape and I didn’t think we were playing that well and they played pretty decent. So as bad as I thought we played, we were still up and that was a good sign.” Breckinridge outrebounded Meade in the first half 12-10. “I thought we kind of stood around the first half — on the boards especially — and let them get up the court a little bit,” Garris said. “I thought we did a better job on both ends in the third quarter and knocked down some shots at the right time. Once we got up six or seven, that put them in a tough position where they had to do some things differently and they did, which helped us out.” Benock had a tough go of it being defended by Breckinridge’s James Young, who is smaller but quicker. Benock scored all of his 11 points from the perimeter and the free throw line. “We’ve matched up forever, going back years and years,” Benock said. “I’ve got the height advantage and he’s got quickness on me, and so that evens it out. But it’s a tough match up for both of us.” Benock and Roe both said it’s tough to beat an opponent for the third time in a season. “It’s always tough to beat someone three times, especially in a tournament game where it’s one shot and done,” Benock said. “Everybody’s going to give you their best shot when you’re number one and you have to be ready for them.” Garris said he wasn’t worried about a letdown after last Friday’s emotional come-frombehind senior night victory over former No. 25 Central Hardin. “With Breck County, there won’t be an emotional letdown,” he said. “If it would have been somebody else, I think that might have been the case. But these kids understand what we’re trying to accomplish here and we knew it wasn’t going to be a 20-point game like the first two because you’re not going to play somebody three times in the district who’s your biggest rival and have them lay down.” Last Friday, it was a tale of two halves — and one overtime — as the Greenwave pulled out a thrilling 65-61 victory over the Bruins of Central Hardin. Meade was able to overcome 19 turnovers by forcing 17 by the Bruins, of which Meade scored 26 points. The Greenwave got killed on the glass in the first half, getting outrebounded 14-8, only to turn it around in the second half and overtime to win the battle on the boards 26-23. “That’s one thing we talked about at halftime was how we were outrebounded in the first half and that was a big key for us to get it going,” Garris said. “They only had one offensive rebound in the second half.” The story of the game, though, was at the free throw line, where Meade was magnificent, going 24 of 27 — nearly 89 percent — and perfect down the stretch when it mattered most. The only miss was by Benock with one second left in overtime when the game was no longer in doubt. Hardin, on the other hand, was only able to hit 8 of 15 and just 6 of 11 late in the game. Hardin’s top player, 6-6 senior guard Andre Miller, hit only 1 of 5 in the second half and overtime, all with the game on the line and the home faithful chanting, “Riley’s better,” while he was attempting to shoot. Hardin was all over the court defensively, relentlessly jumping into Meade’s passing lanes and deflecting balls. The Bruins’ defense also kept Meade off the block for most of the first half. Junior center Nick Stinnett only got two shots off and Meade was down 26-20 going into the intermission. “We couldn’t get him the ball in the first half for whatever reason,” Garris said. “They took away a lot of our outside stuff and that’s why we had Eric (Whelan) and Nick in there at the same time because we wanted to get the ball inside.” Stinnett really asserted himself in the second half, going 5 of 9 and finishing with 24 points, seven boards and two steals. Stinnett was also a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line. With Meade down 53-51 and just 21.8 seconds left in the

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