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Meade County native and Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury talks about why he signed the 3rd Region Player of the Year.

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Time is ticking for the Riverport Authority, which has a little more than a month to spend a $206,000 road grant before losing it altogether. With the clock fighting against them, members of the Riverport Authority attended the Meade County-Brandenburg Industrial Board

meeting April 20 to find some answers and, subsequently, put Industrial Authority Chairman David Pace in the hot seat. “There is some sense of urgency now,” said Riverport Authority Chairman Don Bewley. “We wanted to make sure we didn’t do anything that was contrary to what is best for the county as a whole, and this piece of property, because the county has a sig-

nificant investment and tax dollars and … we need to get out from under that debt.” Pace said construction can’t begin until a feasibility study of the proposed road leading into the Riverport, which is on a 51-acre tract in the Buttermilk Falls Industrial Park, is completed. Pace said the Industrial Authority does not have the $60,000 to $100,000 needed for the engineering study because it is waiting on Agri Fuels, an ethanol plant that signed a

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Motorcyclists from across the Bluegrass gathered in Muldraugh Saturday for the 3rd Annual Crusade For Children Poker Run. More than 100 riders on sports bikes, choppers and Harleys gathered at the Golden Manner Motel and cruised through Meade and Hardin Counties, ending at the Rock Inn in Vine Grove. On Sunday, the Christian Motorcyclist Association held a “biker blessing” at the Glad Tidings Christian Center on By-Pass Road as part of the “Run for the Son” event. All proceeds go toward supporting mission work throughout the United States and world-wide.

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AGRICULTURE...A7 Farmers have options for freezedamaged wheat Freeze-damaged wheat could be used for livestock feed, but there are several precautions.

FAITH.............A9 You can’t take it with you The possibility of our death sometimes has to be forced into our consciousness.

YOUTH............B9 School shootings: a horrific ordeal Who is to blame when kids take guns into the classroom?

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Animal Control Officer Tom Brady gives worm medicine to a puppy at the Meade County Animal Shelter as the dog waits for someone to come take it home.

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Baseball team defeats rival Breckinridge County 10-7. Full story on page B10.


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Students gain a green thumb BY BETSY SIMON

For tonight’s homework, study the different units of measurement and memorize the stages of the Krebs cycle. These words cause students from all four corners of the Earth to utter the all too familiar phrase, “Why do I have to learn this?” But, Marc Adams, a teacher in the high school’s agriculture department and instructor for the greenhouse course, said students in his class know they will use what they learn in other courses, as his students apply their knowledge hands-on in the school’s greenhouse. “What the students learn in their other classes is applied here,” Adams said. Adams, along with Jeremy Hall, teaches the two greenhouse courses offered by the high school’s agriculture department. Thanks to the hands-on experiences the students receive at the PLEASE




High school student Steven Taylor works the soil to keep the flowers growing strong at the school’s student-run greenhouse.

Rescued from a house of almost 100 cats, Rocky the poodle can now be found sitting happily at the animal shelter, traveling to work each day with his owner and “friend,” Tom Brady. The time Rocky spent in the house he was rescued from, however, was not so happy. Rocky was whisked from a home where he was found surrounded by eight to 10 inches of feces. But the horror stories do not end there. Brady, Meade County’s animal control officer since 2005, shared stories about previous animal rescues he went on. One of the worst stories he recalled was a horse that drowned because it was too weak to keep its balance. “The horse was trying to get a drink of water, but when it leaned over, it didn’t have the strength to stand up anymore and fell in the water and drowned,” Brady said. When Meade County adopted an animal ordinance on April 19, it was declared that such actions toward animals would no longer be acceptable. The ordinance outlines the minimum standards for treating all animals — from livestock to cats and dogs. “People in Meade County need to know that we now have established minimum standards for animal treatment, and people will be punished for not following the laws,” Brady said. Prior to the ordinance, Brady said there was “basically nothing” required by law for the humane treatment of animals, except that food and water had to be provided. People found the lack of laws surrounding the issue to be appalling and wanted change. “There are three things people are obligated to take care of: their children, their old people and their animals because in many cases, these three groups can’t care for themselves,” said Deb Sobel, co-founder of Meade County’s PLEASE



Local woman coordinates ‘Dancing With the Kentucky Stars’ Gala to benefit the Dystonia Association of Kentucky BY BETSY SIMON

People sit at home and wonder how the participants on “Dancing With the Stars” don’t trip on the dance floor. They wear high heels and can glide across the floor without falling. But, the participants for the 1st Annual Kentucky Dancing with the Stars Benefit Gala can tell you, it is

not as simple as it looks. “They make dancing look so easy on the TV show, but it is a lot of work and a lot of fun,” said Moria McAniff, an EMT in Louisville and participant for the benefit. “A friend of a friend told me the association was looking for participants,” she said, “and I’ve always wanted to learn to dance.” In an effort to help the asso-

ciation bring knowledge of dystonia to the forefront, Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Louisville Abramson Mayor Jerry declared June 3-9 Dystonia Awareness Week. Dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, affects over 1,000,000 people in North America, onethird of which are children. During the week, the Dystonia Association of Kentucky (DAK) will distribute literature to educate the general public and medical community on the disorder. They are also sponsoring the gala, which will take place on Saturday, June 9, in the Grand Ballroom at the Galt

House West Hotel in downtown Louisville. All of the proceeds earned will go toward creating doctor-patient programs that will help dystonia sufferers across Kentucky. Sandra Lee Isaacs, a resident of Ekron and founder of DAK, knows all too well how brutal the effects of the disease can be. She suffers from dystonia. “Everyone deals with something, and this is what I have to deal with,” Isaacs said about her motivation to start PLEASE




Moria McAniff poses with her stand-in partner, James Gammons, during a photo shoot for “Dancing With the Kentucky Stars,” to be held June 9.

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school’s greenhouse, they learn everything from proper watering techniques to the best conditions for growing various types of plants. The students grow the flowers and vegetables at the greenhouse and then make the final products available to the public at the high school’s main office. “We (Adams and Hall) are trying to beat the stereotypes by showing the students that agriculture is more than cows, sows and plows,” Adams said. Thirty-one students are enrolled in the greenhouse class, which is one of about 15 classes offered by the agriculture department. Five of the students are considered advanced because they have already taken one of the greenhouse courses. Adams said the group of five takes control of the class by heading everything from the growing of plants to selling to the public, while he “just supervises, in case the students need something.” “This is good training for them,” Adams said about the benefits the greenhouse course offers. “Several of our students have taken what they’ve learned here and gone to work for garden departments at Lowes or Home Depot.” Senior Grant Wiles said he will be able to use what he has learned to help him pursue his education at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is majoring in agricultural business. “The course is beneficial. You learn so much that you can use in the long run,” Wiles


Above: Steven Schulten waters flowers as part of the class' daily responsiblities at the student-run greenhouse. The school’s agriculture department offers 15 courses to students. Right: Tylor Osbourne, left, and Grant Wiles prune the petunias during Tuesday's greenhouse class at Meade County High School.

said. “What I’ve learned about transplanting and growing different types of plants I can use at my own home or go work for a greenhouse.” But the course is not just for students who are already knowledgeable of agriculture. There are students, like senior Heidi Worthington, who enter the class without the benefit of a green thumb, but with the determination to learn, she developed the skills needed to become a better gardener. “When I came into this class, I had a black thumb and

couldn’t keep a plant alive,” Worthington said. “But with what I’ve learned, maybe now I can grow myself a garden.” As the students watched their plants grow during the course of the school year, they also watched as their own knowledge of agriculture reached a new level. Whether they will be pursuing a career in the field after graduation or attempting to grow their first garden, the students that leave the course can apply their knowledge in various facets of their lives.

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You have the power to make a difference. Materials used to provide electric service are getting more expensive.That’s driving prices up. Your electric cooperative is working hard to make a difference.

And you can do your part, too. Turn your thermostat down at night and when you’re away to make your home more energy efficient. About half of your electric bill is spent heating and cooling your home. Contact Meade County RECC for more information.

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Conference raises awareness about health issues for women who smoke

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Leaders in tobacco prevention and cessation and women’s health gathered Tuesday in Lexington to discuss, review and share research at the first Women and Tobacco Conference sponsored by the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, a part of the Governor’s Office of Wellness and Physical Activity. The event marked a concentrated effort to reach out to women’s health care providers, elected officials and members of the media to highlight the health needs for women who smoke. “Kentuckians have to come together to address the number of women in our state who smoke,” said Irene Centers, coordinator for the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program. “Smoking is clearly a women’s health issue that not only increases a woman’s chances of developing certain types of disease, but can also threaten children’s lives when mothers smoke during pregnancy or frequently expose their children to secondhand smoke.” Available programs and methods with cessation proven success rates for were discussed women throughout the day during various sessions during the conference, held at the



purchasing agreement for 104 acres in the park at the price of $1.8 million, to purchase the land. The Industrial Authority granted Agri Fuels a 90-day extension in March to buy the land. The remaining $1.75 million still owed is due in June. “We, as a group, didn’t have the money to pay to have the study done until we had Agri Fuels in place,” Pace said. “In those scenarios, we felt like we had to wait for that commitment, but now, there may be a way, with your alls help and that grant, we can make this go off together.” Pace said MSE, the company that drew the original road design plans, could be allocated the grant to spend on road construction while the Industrial Authority continues to search for grants to complete the road. “I don’t want to speak for the whole committee, but that would possibly be a portion of the 35 percent we were looking at from you all for construction of the road,” he told Bewley and Riverport Authority members Edd Pike and Joe Wright. “The only thing we can guarantee you right now is to spend the amount of money that is available to us, with your grant funds, until … we can sell to Agri Fuels to complete the road.” But some are skeptical the ethanol plant will ever be built, and Bewley said he is concerned the grant might be

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Campbell House. Other topics included the link between smoking and certain diseases, such as lung, breast and cervical cancer, as well as marketing techniques used by tobacco companies to target women. “It’s astonishing how many dollars are spent by tobacco companies to specifically target women,” said Centers. “We simply cannot tolerate this anymore. Women’s health in Kentucky has suffered because of this.” Rallie McCallister, M.D., a Lexington physician, author and women’s health advocate, served as the keynote speaker for the event. Many other researchers, tobacco prevention professionals and advocates also spoke at the conference. “Avoiding tobacco use is one of the best things anyone can do for their health due to the increased risk of developing lung cancer and heart disease among smokers,” said Ruth Ann Shepherd, M.D., director of the maternal and child health division in the Department for Public Health and a speaker at the conference. “For women, health concerns are even more complex when you take into account the dangers of smoking while pregnant and exposing children to second-

hand smoke. We need to do everything we can to help women quit smoking and to prevent young women from starting to smoke.” Here’s a closer look at statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that highlight some of the health concerns for women who smoke: • Smoking is the primary cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease among women and the risk increases with the amount and duration of smoking. •Smoking is responsible for 55 percent of the cardiovascular deaths in women younger than 65. •Smoking has damaging effects on the female reproductive system, including increased risk for conception delay and estrogen deficiency; possible disruption of the menstrual cycle; earlier onset of menopause and earlier appearance or more frequent symptoms; menopausal lower bone density for postmenopausal women who smoke; and decreased ovulation. •Women who smoke have an increased risk for hip fractures compared with women who do not smoke. •Smoking during pregnancy not only causes low birth weight babies, but also those babies are more likely

wasted if Agri Fuels doesn’t purchase the land. “What happens if Agri Fuels doesn’t go?” he asked. “ Am I … without a road to the port with the money spent?” Harry Judge/Executive Craycroft also had concerns. “What happens to this road if you start and Agri Fuels falls through?” he asked. “We’ve heard, ‘They’ve had the money, they’ve had the money,’ but there haven’t been any dollars on the table. And there’s nothing to say that doesn’t happen again.” Craycroft was joined by magistrates Herbie Chism and Tony Staples, both liaisons to the Industrial Authority. Pace said he can’t make any guarantees but he is more confident now than in the past weeks that the Agri Fuels deal will go through. “I feel better in the last two weeks than I’ve felt in a long time,” he said. “But to say I’m 100 percent (sure), I’ll never say that until the check is laying here. Publicly, if I went on the record saying I thought Agri Fuels was going to fail; that would be a smack to this committee too. We need that road as bad as you do, probably worse.” The river level is too high for Agri Fuels to complete study work, Pace said, but according to a conversation he had with Agri Fuels developer Don Martin, “financially, (Martin) thinks everything is in place … to move forward.” Bewley asked if the Industrial Authority could “earmark” some of its sales to replenish the grant if Agri Fuels falls through, but was

informed by Pace that the Industrial Authority has to purchase back land that is sold if construction doesn’t begin within two years. “(Companies) can’t just sit on those properties,” Pace said. “So, that takes a great deal of money from what we call our “meager bank account” until those 24 months are up and they start construction.” The Industrial and Riverport Authorities will meet next week, along with their individual consultants and liaisons from Fiscal Court, to find common ground on how the grant can be spent before the June 30 deadline approaches.

Hager Brothers LLC awarded farming lease The Industrial Authority unanimously approved a bid by Hager Brothers LLC last Friday for a one-year lease to farm land at the Buttermilk Falls Industrial Park. The high bid was $120 per acre. If the land is sold before harvesting the reimbursement time would be $420 per acre for corn and $310 per acre for soybeans. Companies could start building this summer Several companies in the Bill Corum Industrial Park will begin building as early as this summer. Pace said he was informed that BuildMax will begin construction as early as July and Medley Heating & Air will start building in late summer or early fall.

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Authority wants to hire economic developer The Industrial Authority publicly supported hiring an economic developer to work for the county by recruiting businesses to move into the Industrial Park. “We feel like with the track of ground we have, and the development going on down there, it’s time that we look at either a full-time person or part-time person that eventually can link chamber tourism and economic development under one roof,” Pace said. “That way you have one person pushing that engine every day.” Pace estimated the cost of running the office would be between $125,000 and $150,000 yearly. The Industrial Authority will discuss the position in the future with Fiscal Court.

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Paramedics and firefighters work quickly to free a woman trapped inside her vehicle after it collided with a telephone poll.

ournalists are notorious for chasing ambulances, firetrucks, police cruisers and practically everything else with a siren mounted on top. Many times, they are following the journalist’s creedo: “If it bleeds, it leads.” But there are also nobler reasons why journalists chase ambulances the public isn’t always aware of. Catching emergency responders in the act shows if tax dollars are being well spent on those services, and also builds confidence that those charged with the duty to protect and save lives are proficient at their jobs. Last week, one such instance occurred, and the quick response, and even quicker thinking of first responders, saved someone’s life. The driver of a red Jeep Grand Cherokee, heading south on state Route 448 in Ekron, lost control of her vehicle. The driver swerved across the northbound lane down an embankment, hit a telephone pole (snapping the pole in half at the base), before flipping over and landing on its roof. The driver hung suspended in the upside-down vehicle with a caved-in roof as about a dozen emergency responders, Ekron firefighters and deputies worked the scene. Sheriff Butch Kerrick was even there, directing traffic while first responders worked quickly to extract the woman from the wreckage and to prep her for a stat flight to University Hospital. Too often situations, such as the one described above, end tragically; however, the April 19 accident is a fortunate exception. First responders proved they could quickly, yet carefully, treat a patient after suffering severe trauma. Volunteer firefighters proved they were knowledgeable and efficient with using their life-saving tools. And Kerrick and his deputies proved they could manage the scene without further incident or complications. Together, each proved that the tax dollars which pay their salaries and provide their equipment were well-spent and when tragedy and misfortune rears its face, they are ready to act quickly and think under pressure even quicker. Good job to the men and women on the scene last week. Your dedication often goes unnoticed, but the jobs you perform each day deserve the highest recognition and praise.


A legislative perspective on the General Assembly FRANKFORT — In the sea of statistics about healthcare in the United States, one stands out: Carmakers spend more on that than they do on steel. Altogether, it takes nearly $2 trillion a year to make us well or to protect us in case we do become sick. Here in Kentucky, one-sixth of our Gross State Product goes to the health sector, the fifth highest rate among the states. It may seem that there is no end in sight to these sky-rocketing costs, but that is not entirely true. There are things we can do right now technologically that will improve care, increase lifespans and help the economy at the same time. Kentucky, I am proud to say, is at the forefront of efforts to do just that. Studies show that as much as one third of every dollar spent on healthcare is due to administrative inefficiencies and inconsistent quality of care. A fifth of lab and X-ray tests, for example, are done because the originals cannot be found. Many patients are prescribed medicine they don’t need, and many suffer from medical errors due to a lack of information. Ninety percent of the 30 billion healthcare transactions in this country are done by mail, fax and phone, systems that worked well years ago but, in today’s electronic age, are inadequate. In the Commonwealth, a University of Kentucky study found that about one in five primary care practices uses electronic medical records. A complementary report by the Kentucky Medical Association determined that just 60 percent of those that do have electronic medical records have the ability to send

saving $9 million during the first year. Our doctors use the most advanced medical equipment in the world, but the administrative network backing them up is still mired in the 1960s. Making the change can be expensive, but we stand to lose more in the long run the longer we wait. Kentucky has been successful in its ventures so far. In addition to the examples I’ve mentioned, we were the first state in the nation to implement a predatabase online. scription-drug Doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement officials can access information in minutes that used to take weeks. In today’s electronic age, where we can securely buy gas or groceries with the swipe of a credit card, we should be able to make it easy for a doctor in Kentucky to instantly access the medical history of a patient visiting from another state, much less someone who calls the Commonwealth home. That is especially true during an emergency. In many ways, of course, this must be a national effort. Still, I am proud of what Kentucky has done in helping to lead the way in this field. The sooner we can put an electronic record-keeping system in place, the better – for all of us. If you have any thoughts on this matter, or anything else involving state government, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My address is Room 351E, Capitol Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also leave a message for me or for any legislator at 1-800-372-7181. For the deaf or hard of hearing, the number is 1-800-896-0305.

prescriptions to a pharmacy online. Two years ago, the General Assembly set in motion a new law designed to change these figures. It created what is known as the Kentucky eHealth Network Board, which partners with UK, the University of Louisville and the state’s L EGISLATIVE Cabinet for Health U PDATE and Family Services. It is taking a hard look at what we have done and what we should do next. No one is saying that switching systems is easy. We J EFF have a diverse population, with many G REER living near the border going out-ofstate for medical care. But the benefits have already proven significant for areas in the state that have already taken the plunge. Northern Kentucky’s HealthBridge, which electronically links 4,000 physicians in the Cincinnati area, is a decade old and the largest of its kind in the nation. Lewis County, meanwhile, has had success in northeastern Kentucky by making electronic health records available in all of its community health centers throughout the region. Not surprisingly, this agency has one of the nation’s lowest costs per patient among its counterparts in the country. At the state level, the Department of Corrections has implemented a similar network for its prison population —

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The GI Bill gave World War II veterans a leg up: education benefits that allowed them to get a great start in life and bring a new wave of prosperity to the U.S. But that program was for peacetime. And too many veterans weren't told about all their benefits. Here's one to keep an eye on: Jim Webb, a senator from Virginia, introduced the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007" (S.22) in January. As of now it's sitting in the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The bill would alter the Montgomery GI Bill as follows: If you were on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, you could receive full coverage of tuition, room and board, and a stipend of $1,000 a month, up from $800. You'd have 15 years to apply for those benefits (up from 10 years), and you wouldn't have to pay the enrollment fee of $1,200 in your first year of service. If you need a tutor, you could be

V ETERANS P OST F REDDY G ROVES eligible for $100 a month for 12 months, to a maximum of $1,200. Then you would be eligible for up to $2,000 for one licensing or certification test fee. You'd need to complete secondary school (or get a GED) first, and the program would have to be approved (The VA Web site has a list of approved programs). In some cases you can pursue your education while on active duty: Halftime, apprentice, correspondence school, flight training, tutoring help and licensing and certification tests. Let's hope this isn't another case of a good bill being stuck in committee or watered down with a companion bill. It's worth keeping an eye on -and deserves you making a phone call or two to prod those on the committee.


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Wilma Jean Aubrey, 76, Hardinsburg, Ky., died Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Breckinridge Health, Inc. She was born in Breckinridge County, on Dec. 12, 1930, the daughter of the late Carvie and Trecie Howard Whitworth. Mrs. Aubrey was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing and yard sales. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Huie Aubrey; a brother, Dual Ray Whitworth; and a sister, Shirley Blan. She is survived by five children, Philip Thomas (Darlene) Aubrey, Bonnieville, Ky., Bradley Aubrey, Rosetta, Ky., Sammy (Donna) Aubrey, Hardinsburg, Ky., Richard Aubrey, Irvington, Ky., Tracy Aubrey, Hardinsburg, Ky.; one brother, William Whitworth, Custer, Ky.; one sister, Suetta Laslie, Harned, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Jamie, Brad, Jason, Danielle, Michael and Dylan Aubrey, Crystal Tabor, Leigh Ann Bolin, James Skaggs, Mary Greer; nine great-grandchildren: Emily & Bradley Aubrey, Aubrey, Lily and Morgan Tabor, Gavin Skaggs, Junior Greer, Kristin Brown and Kyanne Martin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 25, at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg, Ky. with Bro. Bob Walton officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Haven Cemetery. Online guest register:

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J. Robert “Bob” Hayse, 84, Irvington, died April 17, 2007. He was born July 5, 1922, in Clarkson, the son of the late Samuel E. and Bertha J. Hayse. After being self-employed in the creamery and produce business, he retired from Sears in Valley Station after 17 years. He was an active member of Irvington Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with family and traveling with his wife and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Hayse Sr.; two grandsons, Todd Leonard and Robbie Jackson; and a brother, Frank Hayse. Mr. Hayse is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Collins Hayse; two sons, Bobby Joe (Kathy) Hayse, Bedford, Ind., and Johnny Lee (Wilma) Hayse, Hardinsburg; a daughter, Susan Ann (David) Myers, Taylor Mill; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Carter; six grandchildren, Jimmy Hayse Jr., Jerry Lee Hayse, Jay Hayse, Ryan Hayse, Hayley Myers and Collin Myers; a brother, Samuel Hayse; and two sisters, Jane Hayse and Margaret Hayse. Funeral services were held April 21 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Shacklett officiating. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Irvington. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Irvington Baptist Church Building Fund.

Linnie Lee McGill


Emma Pauline “Polly” Watts

Emma Pauline “Polly” Watts, 79, of Louisville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2007, at the Masonic Home, Frankfort Ave., Louisville. She was born July 19, 1927, in Shelbyville, Ky., the daughter of John and Mary (Bohannon) Moffett. She was a retired employee of Brown & Williamson, a member of the Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, an avid UK fan, homemaker, and enjoyed being with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John B. Watts, Muldraugh; four brothers, Boots, J.C., Ray, and Bill Moffett; two sisters, Margaret Strange, and Kitty Kingsolver. She is survived by three daughters, Janet McHatton (Danny) Duke, Deborah Harrison, and Penny Sue Perguson, all of Louisville; one son Gary Philip (Gaye) Chapman, Brandenburg; one brother, Stanley (Dorothy) Moffett, Shelbyville; six grandchildren, John Scott (Dani) McHatton, Prospect, Christy (John) Corbin, Radcliff, Todd (Angie) Perguson, Gabriel Philip (Jennifer) Chapman, both of Brandenburg, Ashley Perguson, Louisville, and Gabrey (Jay) Eaton, Big Spring; 11 great-grandchildren, Jeffery, Kaitlyn, Shane and Cody McHatton, Brook, Victoria, Zack, and Jessica Elmore, Leslie and Piper Michelle Perguson, and Callie Jean Chapman. Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements. Burial was in Garnettsville Cemetery on Thursday, April 26, with the Rev. Mike Duke officiating. Pallbearers were John Scott McHatton, Todd Perguson, Gabe Chapman, Jeff McHatton, Zack Elmore, Bobby Strange, and John Corbin. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to your favorite charity in memory of Polly.

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Robert Harold "Bobby" Piercy, 58, of Harned, Ky., died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital. He was the son of the late Jack L. and Ellen Gootee Piercy and was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Ann. Bobby was an iron worker and enjoyed fishing. He was a Vietnam War veteran and a member of the Hardinsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 5831 and the Moose Lodge # 2399. Bobby is survived by two daughters, Heather Kemp and Kelly Piercy, Marysville, Ind.; one sister, Ginger Dennison, Grayson County; three brothers, William Ray Piercy, Louisville, Garland Piercy, Cox's Creek, Ky., and Freddie Piercy of Hardinsburg, Ky.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 21, at the chapel of the Trent-Dowell Funeral Home, with Bro. Gary Stevenson of the Emmanuel Fellowship Church officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Hardinsburg VFW Post # 5831. Online guest register at

Linnie Lee McGill, 62, Ekron, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at Medco Center of Brandenburg. She was a member of Buck Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. McGill was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. She is survived by her mother, Pauline Stevenson, Louisville; husband, James W. McGill; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Kenny Stiles, Webster; a son, Steven McGill of Ekron; grandchildren, Cody Wardrip, and Austin and Dylan McGill; and five sisters, Wilma Emmitt, Fla., Peggy Motley, Brenda Stevenson, Bertha Stevenson and Alice Stevenson, all of Louisville. Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Radcliff with the Rev. David Campbell officiating. Burial was in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Roger Dale Smith, 57, of Vine Grove, died The guest register may be signed at Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at his home. He was a very active member of Valley View Baptist Church where he served many years as an usher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Juanita Smith. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Chester Charles Warfield, 79, died Thursday, Donovan and Penny Smith of Vine Grove; a April 19, 2007. He had retired from the Fort Knox Safety nephew, Craig Smith of Garrett; a niece, Cindy Office after 30 years of service. Rinck of Olathe, Kan.; and five greatnieces and Survivors include a daughter, Cathy nephews, Jonah, Gabriel, Gideon and Eliza Rinck Kirchbaum of Elizabethtown; a son, Mark and Jessie Grace Smith. Warfield of Flaherty; two grandchildren, Raven The funeral service was held Friday, April 20, Ridley of Elizabethtown and Brian Warfield of at Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove Florida; and a long-time companion, LaVerne with the Rev. K. Christian Burton officiating. Shepherd of Shepherdsville. Burial was in Vine Grove Cemetery. The funeral was April 23 at Scharrer-HardyClose Funeral Home with burial in Highland Condolences may be expressed online at Memory Gardens in Mount Washington.

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National leaders to promote Kentucky as model for a ‘Connected Nation’ FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s growth rate for jobs in the Information Technology (IT) sector over the last two years tripled that of the national average, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From January 2005 to December 2006, seasonally adjusted IT jobs grew by 3.1 percent in Kentucky, in comparison to .1 percent growth nationally. Information Technology jobs encompass a variety of disciplines including: software publishers, Internet publishing and broadcasting, wired telecommunications, wireless communications, satellite communications, cable distribution and search portals and data processing. All are examples of jobs that rely largely on the avail-

ability of high-speed Internet, which has become increasingly accessible since the launch of Kentucky’s Prescription for Innovation, the state’s comprehensive plan to accelerate technology growth. The plan is facilitated by ConnectKentucky, a non-profit organization accelerating broadband Internet availability and technology literacy throughout the state. According to Governor Ernie Fletcher, “The fact that Kentucky has outpaced techrelated job growth nationally is valuable evidence demonstrating that the work ConnectKentucky has done and continues to do for the Commonwealth is changing the face of Kentucky’s economy and changing lives along the way. Supporting and attracting

companies with high-tech jobs is important for Kentucky to compete in the global economy.” More than 14,500 total technology jobs have been created in Kentucky during the last two years. Over the course of the Prescription for Innovation, statewide broadband availability and use have increased by 53 percent and 73 percent respectively. Currently, 92 percent of Kentucky homes can access broadband, on track to reach 100 percent availability by the end of the year. An estimated 504,000 previously unserved households can now access broadband as private sector investment in telecommunications infrastructure has reached an unprecedented level in

Kentucky at $667 million. This week, the leadership of ConnectKentucky will be in Washington, D.C. to discuss how states can accelerate technology for higher wage jobs, better education, more efficient healthcare and higher quality of life. Kentucky’s Prescription for Innovation has been identified by national leaders as a potential model to close the “digital divide” for the entire country. Mark McElroy, ConnectKentucky senior vice president, was invited by the Alliance for Public Technology to the U.S. Capitol to brief congressional leadership and staff regarding the ConnectKentucky model. The Alliance for Public Technology is a non-profit organization based in

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Washington, D.C. concerned with fostering affordable and useable access to information and communications services and technologies for all. Brian Mefford, ConnectKentucky president and CEO, has been invited by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to provide testimony regarding the key elements that enabled Kentucky to move from laggard to leader in terms of expanding and using broadband and related technology. For more information about what ConnectKentucky is doing to accelerate technology in Kentucky’s communities and to promote its model nationally, visit: About ConnectKentucky: ConnectKentucky connects people to technology in

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Farmers have options for freeze-damaged wheat BY LAURA SKILLMAN UK COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

PRINCETON, Ky., — Farmers looking to salvage something from their freezedamaged wheat may consider cutting it and ensiling it for livestock feed, but there are several precautions they need to take to avoid causing problems for livestock. First, farmers considering this option should check the labels on any chemicals they have used to ensure they are labeled for use on wheat for forages. Some chemicals commonly used on wheat for grain production are not labeled for use on wheat that is to be harvested for hay, said Jim Martin, weeds management specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. If chemicals do not preclude its use for hay, ensiling may be

the better option because of the difficulty in allowing wheat to dry enough to bale for hay, according to Garry Lacefield, UK forage specialist. Plants will need to dry down 50 to 70 percent moisture for proper ensiling. Although silage inoculation may not be needed during the summer months, the extended cold temperatures have significantly reduced the beneficial bacteria necessary for proper ensiling. Therefore, UK forage specialists recommend using a commercial silage inoculum for this crop. In addition to checking chemical labels, farmers trying to salvage a forage crop from the damaged wheat should let the wheat grow at least for another week to help reduce nitrate levels, said UK Grains Specialist Chad Lee. Even though the head may be destroyed, the wheat likely will grow new leaves. The additional growth may also

allow a farmer to cut the wheat when temperatures are warmer and more favorable for drying down cut plant material. Ensiling will also reduce nitrate levels in freeze-damaged wheat by 50 percent. Forage samples should be analyzed for nitrate levels prior to feeding, however, to prevent nitrate poisoning. Lee said several samples of wheat submitted for testing last week showed levels of nitrates above the “safe for feed” levels. Nitrate samples can be submitted to the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville or the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington, he said. Several commercial laboratories may conduct the nitrate testing as well. Local offices of the UK Cooperative Extension Service can assist farmers with the guidelines for nitrate testing.

Data sharing agreement enhances conservation reserve program WASHINGTON, April 18, 2007 - Officials with USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced a new formal inter-agency data sharing effort that allows the agencies to better measure and document conservation program benefits and delivery. “The data sharing agreement will expand FSA’s ability to calculate benefits provided by the Conservation Reserve Program and similar practices, help the agencies target areas with the greatest need and ensure that the benefits of taxpayer dollars are maximized,” said FSA Administrator Teresa Lasseter. “These are important elements of the President’s Management Agenda, and illustrate how agencies can work together to improve government efficiency.” NRCS Chief Arlen L. Lancaster said, “Data sharing is the logical next step to making conservation programs available to more people than ever before. This agreement strengthens the nation’s investment in conservation by creating a more efficient system for managing taxpayers’ financial the resources.” Recently, officials with FSA, NRCS, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing and extending the agencies’ cooperative efforts to develop and implement science-based measures of environmental benefits from conservation. NRCS Chief Arlen Deputy FSA Lancaster, Administrator for Farm Programs John Johnson, USFWS Chief H. Dale Hall and

USGS Associate Director for Susan Haseltine Biology signed the agreement during the 72nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Portland, Ore. Under the MOU, agencies agree to share data and expertise to identify and quantify benefits from conservation programs and practices. The agreement also demonstrates the commitment of FSA, NRCS, USFWS and USGS for developing and adopting more comprehensive, common measures of conservation benefits. sharing Additionally, resources will allow agencies to conduct integrated analyses and use research funds more effectively. These measures will help provide more efficient and better targeted conservation programs. The agreement builds on data sharing efforts by the agencies in recent years that resulted in successful analyses including: Two USFWS studies that show the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is helping to produce and sustain millions of ducks and grassland birds in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Researchers used CRP and geospatial data, USDA and Department of Interior resource data, and USFWS waterfowl survey data to conduct the studies. A study by USGS’s Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center identified and quantified the environmental services provided when Prairie Pothole wetlands are restored. These benefits include enhanced water quality, reduced erosion, healthier wildlife populations and

increased carbon sequestration. This analysis resulted from sharing and integrating multiple FSA, NRCS and USGS databases, use of emerging geospatial techniques and cooperation between the agencies’ scientific staffs. “Conservation on private lands plays a critical role in sustaining fish and wildlife populations across the country,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall. “This MOU will enhance those conservation efforts by developing consistent methods for measuring program effectiveness and sharing information essential to their improvement.” FSA implements CRP on behalf of USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). CRP is the nation’s largest private-lands conservation program with more than 36 million acres enrolled. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers enroll eligible land in 10 to 15 year contracts. Participants plant appropriate cover such as grasses and trees in crop fields and along streams. The plantings help prevent soil and nutrients from running into regional waterways and affecting water quality. The long-term vegetative cover also improves wildlife habitat and soil quality. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance through voluntary conservation programs such as Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA), the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Conservation Security Program (CSP), and the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) that enable people to be better stewards of the nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-federal lands.

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Medium & Large 1: Weight 200-300 116.00-135.00 300-400 120.50-124.25 400-500 111.00-120.50 500-600 102.00-110.00 600-700 94.00-102.50 700-over 86.00- 89.00 Medium & Large 2: 300-400 108.00-113.00 97.00-110.00 400-500 500-600 92.00- 98.00 600-700 84.00 Feeder Bulls: Large 1 - 2 300-400 400-500 500-600 600-700 700-over

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Mr. & Mrs. Terry Sosh, Shepherdsville are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Nicole Sosh to Mark Edward Ledford II, son of Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ledford I, Brandenburg. Amy is a 2005 graduate of Butler High School. She is currently employed at Surburban Hospital and has been accepted into the nursing program at the University of Louiville. Mark is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School. He is employed at Affinity Logistics and attending the University of Louisville. The ceremony will take place May 4, 2007 at 6 p.m. EDT at Okolona Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The reception will be by invitation only.

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C OMMUNITY C ALENDAR Friday, April 27 •Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752

Saturday, April 28 •Meade County Clothes Closet Brown Bag Day, 10-12 p.m. Bring a brown bag and fill for $1. •Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 Sunday, April 29 •Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at REBOS Club on Hwy 79 in Irvington at 8 p.m. For more info call 547-8750 or 547-8752 •Al-Anon Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Alcohalt House. Call 828-2624 Monday, April 30 •Meade County Board of Health annual meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the health dept.

Tuesday, May 1 •Ekron City Commission meeting, 7:30 p.m., at city hall in fire department. (first Tuesday of each month) •Riverport Authority meeting, courthouse, 6:30 p.m. •Ekron City Commission, city hall, 6:30 p.m. •Al-Anon Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Alcohalt House. Call 828-2624 Wednesday, May 2 •Meade County Board of Adjustments meeting, 8 a.m., in

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Friday, May 4 •Farm Service Agency meeting, 8:30 a.m. Call 422-3188 (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 •Ancestral Trails Historical Society meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the new Nelson County Public Library in Bardstown located in the old Flaget Hospital. Visitors will be able to tour the new library and genealogy room. For more information call (270) 8623209. Saturday, May 5 •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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er and even do things that are harmful to the child. If you attack her or try to place her on the defensive, you could even make things tougher for your daughter. Apart from what you can accomplish with your wife through negotiation and personal influence, then, your hands are tied. 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 Questions and answers are excerpted from “The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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saved up stuff going to someone else. One of the saddest documentaries I have ever seen on TV was one about the wealthy, Woody Allen once said, “I lonely widows in Florida. It know everyone dies, but I am seems that their husbands had still hoping an exception will obsessively and compulsively be made in my case.” Like all worked their whole lives, tryhumor, there is a bit of truth in ing to get to that magic day when they could that line. It seems that retire and “enjoy the possibility of our own death is some- E NCOURAGING life,” only to die of W ORDS an unforeseen heart thing that has to be attack right before forced out into our they got there. consciousness. I am reminded of When we are a joke I once heard healthy and especialabout two old ladies ly when we are standing at the casyoung, our own death ket of an extremely is merely a concept. It wealthy old lady takes a major illness friend who had just or surviving a tragic J. R ONALD passed away. One accident to bring the woman whispered reality of our own K NOTT to the other, “How death home to us. much money do you Until that point we proceed as if we were going to think she left?” The other once live forever, accumulating and whispered back, “All of it, I saving until the day when we would guess!” Jesus teaches us that money, can say to ourselves, “now that I have enough stored up I can while being a necessary thing finally rest, eat, drink and be in life, is unreliable for real merry.” Then “bam” a sudden security. Thieves can steal it, heart attack or fatal accident we can lose it, it can create disand it’s over, with all that tance between ourselves and You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have repared, to whom will they belong? — LUKE 12

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others, but most importantly, we can’t take it with us when we die. Better, he teaches, not to obsess about storing up material treasures for ourselves that are here today and gone tomorrow, but to strive to be rich in the things that matter to God. It is important to understand here that Jesus was not saying money is evil, but rather that all-consuming love and trust of money is the root of evil. The love and trust of money, the obsessive pursuit of material possessions, puts relationships with others and God way down at the bottom of the list. When “making a living” becomes more important than “living,” our happiness is on a slippery slope. What is the point of obsessively driving ourselves to “have more,” if it ruins our health, destroys our marriages and strains our friendships. What is the point of “gaining the whole world,” if it drives a wedge between ourselves and our neighbors, makes us intolerably irritable to be around and turns our children into resentful strangers in their own homes?

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Love’s a fire you BIBLE TRIVIA can’t put out Not long ago I came across those under her wings would a story of a fire out west and live. how the forest “For God so loved rangers were walkthe world that He ing through the gave His only begotPASTOR ’ S burned-out forest to ten Son, that whosoS POTLIGHT ever believes in Him survey the damage. should not perish but One ranger saw have everlasting a bird charred from life.” (John 3:16) the flames sitting at Jesus did not have the base of a tree. to give His life for When he got you and me, but close enough, he because of His great took a stick and love for us He was poked the dead R ANDY willing to lay His bird. To his surprise, J OHNSON own life down. from under the All those who dead bird’s body have accepted Jesus as their came two tiny chicks. This loving mother bird, Savior will be protected from aware of the coming danger of Hell’s flames under the outthe fire, carried her chicks to stretched arms of Jesus. Jesus died for you; would the base of that tree and covyou start living for Him today? ered them with her wings. She could have flown to Randy Johnson is the reverend safety and abandoned her chicks, but they would have of the Brandenburg Church of God and also hosts a radio show on surely died. Her love for her little ones WMMG from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 caused her to give her own life. p.m. from Monday through Because she was willing to die, Wednesday.


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Pets in Need Society (PINS) and operator of the Creature Comfort Inn, a boarding kennel in Brandenburg. The mission behind PINS is to promote the humane treatment of animals. PINS began their push for proper animal treatment into the county in 2000, according to Sobel, “because people had become so concerned about the deplorable conditions at the dog pound.â€? Brady said he witnessed the unthinkable conditions the first time he walked in the shelter. He said the stench in the shelter before he came was horrible, but it would not remain like that for long. “When Fiscal Court accepted me, we (the workers at the shelter) went to work,â€? Brady said about his efforts to clean and improve the shelter for the animals and people who walked in the door. Along with the unsanitary conditions at the shelter, the method used for disposing of the animals that had been at the kennel for a few weeks was equally as appalling. According to Sobel, if the animals in the kennel were not adopted after so long, the previous dog warden would reportedly dispose of the animals by shooting them, execution-style. This practice would later be replaced with putting animals to sleep by lethal injection, a more humane method. “We (the members of PINS) thought shooting was barbaric‌and it had to be stopped,â€? Sobel said. With knowledge of the



With the spring yard sale fundraiser coming up quickly on Saturday April 28, Pets In Need Society President Liz Bell made sure all the members present at the April meeting had an opportunity to volunteer for the various jobs available. With crew in place, Bell and project chairman Deb Sobel just hope the weather stays clear from 8 a.m. to noon. Creature Comfort Inn storage is bursting with items and members have been making grave memorial decorations which will also be available. The next fundraiser will be the May 19 ~ Run Your Tail Off 5K, registration at 7:30 a.m. at the Brandenburg Amphitheater, race starting at 8 a.m. Project Chairman Heather Mann, 270312-7327, predicted a good turnout of runners, walkers, and pets at this third annual event. Preregistered event price is $12 before May 1, and $15 after with participants to get a special Tshirt and will be eligible for many great prizes that area businesses have generously donated. In other business, Sobel 47 animals reported spayed/neutered with PINS voucher assistance. Eight of those were adopted from the



the association. “I feel like you can’t become your illness‌so I get up and help others.â€? The association has asked eight local celebrities to donate their time and talents to help to the cause. Barry Bernson, news anchor for WDRB Fox 41 and Dawne Gee, news anchor for WAVE 3 TV, will emcee the event. The local celebrities dancing are: WHAS 11 TV’s Kirby Adams; WDRB Fox 41 TV’s Jennifer Baileys; Dr. Brian Hawkins, an ears, nose and throat doctor in Louisville; Sean McAdam, Louisville Metro firefighter; John Walsh, CEO of The Morton Center; and Moria McAniff, a Louisville Metro EMT. While still carrying full-time jobs, the participants manage to commit to once-a-week practices, which began in January. To reach out and help other dystonia victims, Isaacs started the DAK as a support group to help people cope with the effects of the disease. Dystonia causes severe,


Meade County Animal Control removed 96 cats from a man’s home several years ago. Every cat had to be euthenized due to sickness and other health-related issues.

environment the animals at the pound were living in, PINS started a campaign, in conjunction with city government, to improve the living conditions for all animals in the county. The group had three goals in mind to complete their mission. PINS wanted to: renovate the animal shelter and put a stop to the cruel practice of shooting the unadopted animals. To ensure the proper care for all animals, the final step was to write a new animal control ordinance that would set minimum standards for animal care. They also wanted to hire and train an animal control officer who could enforce the laws. PINS started the renovation of the animal shelter with funds solicited from community residents and county

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Meade County Animal Shelter, and PINS paid 100 percent of those spay/neuters. There were also 48 vouchers given out this month to folks that called the PINS phone, 422-3838. Passage of the updated animal control ordinance was cheered, and PINS members were very pleased with all Fiscal Court members and their work in this area. The News Standard’s feature of adoptable animals from the shelter was also applauded, with hopes it will continue. The Meade County Animal Shelter now has a concrete fire hydrant out front for dogs to use which was recently donated by Cliffy Wise of Concrete and More. We feel that with everyone's contributions from small to large, we are making a huge difference for the animals of Meade County! Reporting on recent board action, Pat Bowen, public relations chairman, discussed the standardized contribution and thank you form letters, and Sobel discussed the “Our Story� brochure and new member application form. The next craft night supper will be May 14 at Pat Bowen’s house. The May PINS monthly meeting at Little Dave's Restaurant is moved forward one week to May 21 due to Memorial Day. Everyone is welcome to attend.

painful, involuntary muscle spasms. The disorder, which has no known cure or cause, can affect any part of a person’s body, making it â€œâ€Śtwist or jerk in repetitive movements or abnormal, uncomfortable positions or postures.â€? Since Isaacs started the organization in March of 1997, she said many dystonia patients have received the assistance they need, but for some the association was established a little too late. “We (the association) have helped a lot of people, but there are people that we didn’t make it to in time,â€? she said. “I don’t want to lose another person to the disease because they didn’t know where to turn.â€? From Salsa to Cha-Cha, the participants have spent the last few months dabbling in the many facets of the dance world. As the dancers showcase their newfound skills at the benefit, they hope the public will come out to support them and Kentucky’s dystonia patients. For more information or to purchase tickets to the gala, visit the DAK’s website at




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people educated enough to get rid of the animal shelter altogether.�

government. To begin their mission, Sobel said PINS raised over $50,000 from the community, while the county donated $10,000 to the renovation. “This showed people that the citizens cared more about the treatment of their animals than their county government did,� Sobel said. Around the time Meade County began taking steps to

protect its animals, the state of Kentucky passed a law stating, within five years, all counties must have an animal shelter or have a contract services with a nearby shelter. The state also required all counties to hire a qualified animal control officer and helped fund the programs state by issuing grants to each county. A portion of the money


In order to keep the animals well-groomed so they can find a home, Jesse Fields, an employee of the Meade County Animal Shelter, brushes one of the cats at the shelter.

went to starting spay and neuter programs to keep the animal population from spiraling out of control. The classes began in 2001 and are still running today. Brady hopes by instituting humane education people will learn a two-fold lesson. He wants

people learn how to treat their animals in a respectful manner and keep the animal population from becoming uncontrollable. “I would like to see people educated enough to get rid of the animal shelter altogether,� Brady said.


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Baseball District Overall W L W L Meade 2 0 5 14 Hancock 0 1 9 8 Breckinridge 0 1 9 13


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Five MCHS seniors sign to play college football

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ON DECK April 27 Softball—vs. Henry Co. @Fern Creek TBA Tennis—Conference tourney @TBA Softball—JV tourney @Holy Cross TBA April 28 Softball—Butler & Fern Creek @Fern Creek TBA Softball—JV tourney @Holy Cross TBA Track & Field @Paducah Tilman TBA April 30 Softball North Hardin 5:30 p.m. Tennis @Nelson County 5:15 p.m. Baseball @North Hardin 5 p.m.


Sitting left to right: Meade seniors Rocco Addesa (Morehead St.), Michael Harris (Campbellsville), T.J. Millay (Ky. Weslyan), Levi Ray (Ky. Weslyan) and Brandon Dunn (Upper Iowa) sign letters of intent to play college football as coach Larry Mofield (far left), their fellow senior teammates and family members look on.

Five Meade County High School seniors signed letters of intent to play football last Friday and better yet, get something they can fall back on long after their playing days are over — a college education. Brandon Dunn signed with D-II Upper Iowa to play wide receiver, Michael Harris signed with Campbellsville to play fullback, Rocco Addesa Jr. chose Morehead State and will play on the defensive line, Levi Ray and T.J. Millay will both attend Kentucky Weslyan and play tight end and linebacker, respectively. Ray and Millay, who also platoon at catcher for the baseball team, are excited about the prospects of continuing their playing careers and friendship at the same school.

“It’s great for me. It’s like playing ball with my brother because T.J. and I are best friends,” Ray said. “We hang out all the time and it’s great to have somebody to go up there with so I don’t have to start all over and I’ll have somebody to hang out with. I’m looking forward to the future and I’m really excited about it.” Millay said it was the intimate classroom settings that really drew him to Weslyan. “I was looking at Morehead and it just seemed really big and the classrooms were really big,” he said. “I went to Weslyan and checked it out and all the coaches are really down-toearth and seem like really cool guys. They’re straightforward and tell you how it is and what they think and

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Meade County senior Riley Benock, center, signs on to play for Meade County High alum Rick Stansbury and the Mississippi State Bulldogs as his parents, Tom and Karen, flank him.


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Female 4x800 relay 5 Team Male 4x800 relay 1 Team Female 100-meter dash 6 Tiffany Brown Male 1600-meter run 9 Jordan King Female 400-meter dash 8 Gabby Ison Female 300-meter hurdles 1 Tiffany Brown Male 800-meter run 2 Zach Bowen 6 Tyler Blair Male 3200-meter run 6 Matthew Fackler

SPORTS BRIEF Travis Argabright raced in Hardinsburg last Saturday taking first place in the 8-17year-old bracket and he is the current points leader. Sunday, Argabright took first in a benefit race against 35 other cars at Ohio Valley. The benefit was to raise money for the family of a young lady who was seriously injured recently. Argabright donated his winnings to the young lady’s family.


Meade County senior Drew Stankiewicz looks to make a move toward third base during Tuesday’s 10-7 win over district rival Breckinridge County. The win vaulted the Greenwave to the top of the district standings at 2-0. Full story on B10.

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The Meade County track & field team is fresh off a strong performance at the LaRue County Invitational on Tuesday and several athletes have qualified for the team’s yearly overnight trip to Paducah Tilman. “It’s a lot of fun for the kids,” coach Larry Garner said. “We have lodge rooms at Lake Barkley and the kids are fired up about going. After the meet, we go to Pizza Inn for the buffet and there’s an indoor pool at the lodge. The guys will bring extra TVs and video game consoles and they’ll have Halo matches going all night. The girls all want to go to the pool, they bring movies and we have such a good time.” Shanna Sophomore O’Banion and freshman Cody Hager have qualified

to compete at what Garner called the best facilities in western Kentucky, and both are looking forward to spending a weekend away from home. “I think last year, they went to the mall and out to the movies,” O’Banion said. “I’ve heard there are a lot of places you LARRY can hike in GARNER Paducah. We’ll probably hang around the hotel and play video games.” Hager qualified with his relay team, which consists of 3 freshmen and an eighthgrader. “We did pretty good at the meet,” he said. “We won the 4x800 by quite a bit and qual-

ified for the overnight as a relay, and we won the 4x400 too. We have two good relay teams this year in the 4x400 and 4x800. We’ve all gotten our times down and we should have a good chance at winning.” At LaRue County, the boys finished second overall and the girls finished third. “Sean Breeds won the 800(-meter) run and I got third in the 400(-meter),” Hager said. “We had quite a few people place overall.” O’Banion placed second in her last two shot put events and has nearly doubled her distance since she first started throwing. “The girls have been doing really well this year and I threw my best Thursday with a 29-5 (feet-inches),” she said. “(Tuesday), I PLEASE



After the Greenwave lost to Owensboro in the regional semi-final game on a threepointer just before the buzzer, senior Riley Benock thought he had just seen his last chance to play in Rupp Arena slip away. Oh, but how quickly things can change. Benock signed last Friday with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, members of the Southeastern Conference West Division. The Bulldogs play in Rupp Arena against Kentucky every other year, so now Benock has at least two chances ahead of him, the first opportunity coming in 2009. “It’s a dream come true,” he said after signing his letter of intent to play for new coach and Meade County High School alumnus Rick Stansbury. “I never thought I would have the chance to play there and I just hope to have something to do with the game.” Stansbury only had one opportunity to see Benock play but it was a good one — a 61-47 thrashing of Muhlenberg South in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score. The stingy Meade defense — the secondranked scoring defense in the state this year — gave up just seven first-half points in befuddling the Suns and taking a 32point lead in to the locker room at halftime.

Benock went 10-13 from the field — including 3-4 from the perimeter — in scoring 29 points. He also threw in six boards, six assists and three steals for good measure. Stansbury said Benock has a tremendous upside and at 17years-old, he’s only going to get better. “We’re very happy to have Riley Benock join our program,” Stansbury said during a phone interview. “He’s had a great career and the best years are ahead of him.” Stansbury said a shoulder injury Benock suffered playing baseball last year might be the biggest reason he is not highly rated as a prospect. “I’ve been one never to get caught up with what other people think,” Stansbury said. “You have to have role players — they’re the key to winning titles. He’s a young kid and his injuries affected his exposure some last year, but there’s no substitute for a kid that can shoot the basketball. I really think he’ll prove in the long run that he’s the best player out of this class in Kentucky. “I feel a little bit of extra expectations for this young man to succeed. I’d never take a guy who couldn’t succeed. The area he’s from is close to where I’m from and with all those things together, it’s a little more special than most (signings). PLEASE



Life changing quickly for former motocross legend BY BUDDY SHACKLETTE

Samsula, FL — Life has always moved pretty quickly for Ricky Carmichael. He started racing motorcycles when he was 5years-old and by the time he was 16, he was signing his first contract — $30,000 — and winning motocross championships. “I’m the one that bought (the motorcycle) and it’s his Momma who probably gets more credit than me. I kept them running and she kept him training and practicing,” said Rick Carmichael, Ricky’s father. “He just had the desire to win and didn’t like getting beat.” The Tallahassee, Fla., native had a record-setting career in the amateur ranks and he made his pro debut in the last race of the 1996 AMA season. Since then, the name Carmichael and motocross have been synonymous. The 27-year-old has won over 20 national championships and he holds the all-time record for wins and championships in AMA competition. With well over 100 wins, he has never lost an outdoor championship and is considered the most dominant racer of his generation. A month ago, before nearly 50,000 fans in Orlando at the Florida Citrus Bowl, he walked away from the


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sport. “Sometimes, I miss it but I don’t think I miss the every day grind and the pressure. That’s one thing I don’t miss, having to hang your neck out on the limb so much,” Ricky Carmichael said. “It was really good to me and I can’t complain. I’ve still got some outdoor races that I have to do this year, but I don’t miss the daily grind.” Carmichael walked away from a sport he has dominated for a decade but then again, he hasn’t fully left

it. He said he still rides about every day of the week and has seven outdoor races left on his slate along with a run at the X Games. The Florida native is going through a serious transition in his life — from motocross icon to late model nobody — while raising newborn twins in the process. “It’s crazy. We brought one home and we recently brought our daughter home and it was a lot of work and now we’ve got two. My hats off to all of the mothers out there, it’s crazy. I try to pull my load. I want to be there and I want to be around as much as my job will let me,” Carmichael said. “You know when your time is up and you can’t get greedy. My time is up in that class. I’ve been very fortunate and I just feel that I’m at the end of the road.” While wife, Ursula, is home tending to the couple’s twins, Kadin and Elise, Carmichael is transitioning his new career — one that his contacts in motocross helped create. At the beginning of the year, Carmichael announced that he had signed a three-year deal with Ginn Racing, formerly known as MB2 Motorsports. In PLEASE



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The Lady Waves have lost their last three games by a total of four runs and with an important double-header coming up against Hancock County, are looking to break out of a slump. The girls have dropped six of their last seven against a murderers’ row of sorts with a killer schdedule of opponents. “Losing by one every game is getting to be a habit and it needs to stop,” sophomore catcher Kayla Ross said Wednesday before practice. “We can definitely learn a lot from playing such tough teams because we’re a young team. Most of us are sophomores. Basically, we just need to keep working hard because we’re doing our best and we’re still learning.” Since April 20, the Waves (7-10) have lost to No. 2 Owensboro Catholic (17-6) 5-2, Friendship Academy (Tenn.) 30, No. 7 North Laurel (12-9) 153, No. 4 Christian County (182) 2-0, No. 22 Apollo (15-7) 2-1, No. 13 North Hardin (13-6) 43, and beaten unranked Hopkinsville (6-13) 8-2. The team played three top10 teams in last weekend’s Lady Colonel Classic. “It’s one of the strongest tournaments in the state, by far,” coach Mike Harreld said. “And not only do they bring in the top teams out of Kentucky, they also have some Tennessee teams and we ended up getting one of them in our pool. “They tied with Owensboro Catholic, who’s ranked pretty high here in our state. So, we got to see some outstanding pitching and play some tough teams, which I think is only going to make us better. We got a lot out of it, even though the wins and losses won’t show that. When you take a primarily freshman and sophomore team and compete against competition that stiff and you’re within a run or two, you’re playing well.” Harreld said the tough losses can be a hard pill to swallow, but they’ll pay off in the long run. “We’ve been playing well and the girls have been working extremely hard,” he said. “I can’t ask them to play any better — we’re just coming out on the bottom end of close games with good teams. “It gets discouraging, but you have to keep reminding them how young they are and that they’re right there with the best teams in the state.” Tuesday, after posting a 3-0 lead at No. 13 North Hardin the Waves weren’t able to fend off a Lady Bruins rally and lost 4-3 — and Harreld shouldered the blame. “We pitched a great game and (eighth-grader Raymie Greenwell) just wore out at the end and I made the pitching change too late,” he said.




got second place again at the LaRue County meet. When I first started, I was only throwing them about 15 (feet). I’ve been working on technique, lifting weights and just trying to be out here every day that I can.” Garner said assistant coach Kim Hampton has really jump-started the throwing teams. “This is coach Hampton’s second year coaching the throwers and I think she’s really making a whole lot of progress with them,” he said. “That’s one of the things that are really helping us out because we hadn’t been getting points for the shot put before.” Garner said the girls’ team has surpassed his pre-season expectations. “The girls’ team is looking really strong right now,” he said. “Our main goal, looking ahead to the meet at Green County on May 4, we are devising ways to win the thing. Our girls have the ability to compete for a team title and we haven’t won a team title at an invitational since I’ve been coaching here. “If anything, we may come in second or third, but we have a chance to fight for it and that’s going to be fun. We’re getting points from many different areas now and that’s what it takes to win as a team.” Garner said the relay and sprint teams are doing just as well. “Our girls 4x800(-meter) relay team is doing really

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Above: Eighth-grader Raymie Greenwell delivers a pitch Tuesday at North Hardin. North rallied to win 4-3.


Right: Freshman Erin Sireno readies herself to take off for second base against the Lady Bruins.

“They got on her in the sixth inning and I should have made the change I was contemplating in the bottom of the fifth. They got a couple of hits off her and scored three runs, so it was my fault. I should have seen that coming and made the change. I take the blame for it.” Harreld said his team hit the ball well — it just couldn’t get the hit to take back the lead. “We played probably about as well as we have all year and hit the ball well,” he said. “We just didn’t get the hits at the right time with runners in scoring position. Defensively, we couldn’t have played much better.” The Waves will get a chance for revenge on Monday, with North traveling to Elaina Dix Field and Harreld said he would do things a little differently. “I’m not going to stick with one pitcher as long,” he said. “Outside of that, I’m probably going to let them swing away a little more because we’re hitting the ball better than we’re bunting it. I guess I’m just a little thick-headed and I think bunting’s an easy thing to do, but we’ve been hitting better so we’ll probably hit away more.” Tuesday, No. 9 Mercy (14-7) will make its way to Meade Olin Park. “Mercy’s a team that we can compete with — I think we can compete with anybody out in the state,” Harreld said. “They’ve got strong pitching, good defense and they hit the ball well so we just have to hit well. We’ve tried a lot of girls out on it and we now have Tiffany Brown (eighth-grader) and Alexis Hobbs (freshman), who last year really only ran the shorter sprints for us but we bumped them up to the 800(-meter) and they’ve done really well in that event. We’re pretty much hitting on all areas and we’re really excited about that. It’s fun to go into a meet planning on how to win it.” Assistant coach Jason Newton said the girls’ 4x400 relay team is near the top of the state rankings after Wednesday’s meet at LaRue. “The girls 4x400 busted through with a 4:21, which ranks them at about 11th or 12th in the state right now,” he said. “So, they really had a good performance.” One thing the teams have battled is the unpredictable Kentucky weather in the spring. “We’ve had so many meets cancelled that we’ve only had one high school meet so far,” Garner said. “We’re getting down to crunch time and we’ve already missed a high school meet and a middle school meet. I don’t necessarily believe that you have to go to meets all the time because I like practice, but the kids get antsy. “They get tired of running against each other. They want to see how they can do against other people and we’re seeing great times in practice and we want to see them in meets, but we have to get somewhere. It’s been kind of frustrating.” O’Banion agreed. “It’s very frustrating,” she said. “When it’s really cold outside, the shots get cold and the discus gets cold — so

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it with them and make the routine plays like we have been in the last five or six games. We’ve been playing as strong a defense as we have in years.” Thursday is crunch time. Meade will have a doubleheader at Hancock County which has huge implications on the district standings and could determine the final seedings for the tournament. “My thinking of that is we have more pitching than they do and I’m hoping that is enough,” Harreld said. “A lot of teams aren’t as blessed as we are with pitching.” The Lady Waves have been put at a big disadvantage by the weather, losing one home game against Hancock because of rain and now having to play the make-up game at Hancock. “Yeah, it doesn’t make sense,” Ross said. “They should have to come down here for a game. It’s going to be big since they’re in our district and we need to win both games.”

cold sometimes you don’t even want to hold them. You tighten your muscles and you can throw them out. I’ve thrown out my shoulder once already and it really hurt.” Hager said if anything makes it difficult to run, it’s the weather. “It’s not very fun because it changes every day and every week it’s been windy and rainy,” he said. “It’s cold one day and warm the next.” The Stuart Pepper track team has also battled the elements and is excelling in competition. “Our middle school program is really getting to be known around the state because of all the success we’ve had and that’s our goal,” Garner said. “We want to have success and that positive reputation around the state that we’re a good program and we’re getting it on the middle school level. We’re seeing it this year at the high school level and I think we’ll really see it next year, especially because of the middle schoolers moving up to the high school level.” The team competed in the Tates Creek Invitational last Friday. “With our boys 4x800, we’re the defending state champions and state record holders and we ran away with it,” Garner said. “Tiffany (Brown) won the 300(-meter) hurdles by a lot and that’s one of her best events. “Zach Bowen made a strong showing in the 800, coming in second against the best middle school runner in the state. We had a lot of really strong performances and there were 20 to 25 schools there.”

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expect of you down there. The school is smaller and it just seems like the best fit for me.” Millay’s mother, Kathi, said Kentucky Weslyan is an incredibly expensive school and the scholarship was also a big factor in T.J.’s signing. “Obviously, the scholarship had a lot to do with it,” she said. “That school probably would not have been our choice without a scholarship because it’s awfully expensive — about $22,000 per year. It’s a private institution and that’s why it’s so expensive, so the scholarship was really the deciding factor.” Ray’s mother, Michelle, said she was thrilled Levi was going to school with T.J. and a couple of other Meade County graduates from the class of 2006. “They have a couple of other buddies that already go there, Ryan Redmond and Keith Medley, and he really liked it there,” she said. Dunn chose the school farthest away from home out of the five and his father, Ed, who is soon leaving for the Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, said Upper Iowa was the best school for him. “A lot of kids aren’t prepared for college out of high school and this college is




the deal, Carmichael would begin getting his feet wet this season by driving 15 latemodel races with Mark Martin as his mentor. “I miss it, especially now that I’m gone, but these local races are not so bad and I’m really enjoying this level of racing,” Carmichael said. “There’s a lot of pressure here, but it’s different. It’s something new and it’s fun. That’s why I like this so much because it’s a new challenge for me. I’m just excited and thankful for the opportunity. It’s just going to be a long process. I’ve got a lot to learn.”




Benock signed with the Bulldogs with his parents, grandmother, former coaches and a mass of friends and former teammates in attendance in the high school media center. “I just want to thank for coming,” everyone Benock said. “I figured there would be a couple of people here but I didn’t expect this many. I just want to thank you all for caring, showing your support and being there for me.” Benock said it was difficult to renege on his verbal to play for William & Mary, but the chance to play in a power conference against the best college basketball has to offer was too much to pass up. “It was tough because I had already committed to William & Mary and I’ve never gone back on anything,” he said. “But this is a chance to play in the SEC and once you get that offer, it’s almost impossible to pass it up.” Benock is the first D-I signee out of MCHS since Bart Miller signed with Marquette in 1996. MCHS coach Jerry Garris said Miller is now an architect and, coincidently, is helping to design the new UofL basketball arena. Benock’s father, Tom, said he and his wife, Karen, are thrilled to now have two sons playing college basketball and more importantly, getting an education. Riley Benock’s older brother, Jordan, plays for Taylor Univer-

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designed for the kids to be successful as athletes and as students, so that was a big draw for Brandon,” he said. “It’s about 10 hours away. He is definitely looking forward to going off to college. My philosophy is for you to go out in life and try things and if you fail, your parents will be there to pick you up and get you back on the right path.” Brandon Dunn said one of the most exciting things about Upper Iowa are the prospects of playing under coach Mike Knoll, a former assistant at Miami under Jimmy Johnson. “The coach was straight up,” he said. “He said that I will graduate from there no matter what and they would put education before athletics. There is a mandatory tutoring program and 90 percent of the students that go there are athletes. The head coach was at Miami and he’s been to every single bowl game possible. He’s sent four or five guys to the NFL from Upper Iowa and he has a really good background. It really seems like he knows what he’s talking about.” While Brandon Dunn chose Upper Iowa partly because athletics are a religion there, Harris’s father, Tom, said Michael chose partly Campbellsville because it’s a school where religion is primary. “He chose Campbellsville one, because it’s close to

home, two, he liked the opportunity to play football and three, he likes it because it’s a Baptist school,” he said. “They also had a nice workout room and the coaches seemed really nice. We got to discuss how they run practice and how they enjoy the program and stuff like that. It was very intriguing.” Michael Harris said Meade County football has made him who he is today and that he thinks there’s an opportunity for him to get an education and do some damage on the field at Campbellsville, his new “house.” “I went down and visited about two months ago and I really like the campus and the coaches,” he said. “I liked the academic program they have there and I talked to coach Mofield about it and he said he thinks it will be a good fit for me. He said he thinks I’d be a good fullback up there, so it looks like a good opportunity for me.” Addesa’s father, Rocco Sr., said Morehead was a place for Rocco Jr. because they really went all out to convince him he was wanted. “He probably had four or five schools that initially approached him,” he said. “We made some tapes… and Morehead sent a letter back to him that said they liked what they saw and they wanted him to come down for a visit. “When we walked onto campus, we actually felt like

they were recruiting him. We went into the locker room and they had a locker with his nameplate on it and a jersey with his high school number in the locker. I think that right there proved to him that they really wanted him there.” Adessa Jr. said it didn’t take long and he was ready to commit. “I was really pleased with the facilities and the coaching staff was awesome,” he said. “They put on a pretty good presentation there and it didn’t take much. I really think that the program is going somewhere, it’s close to home and it’s really convenient for us because I can come home on the weekends.” Addesa Jr. said playing football for the Greenwave has opened doors for him he never could have imagined. “Oh gosh, it means a lot to me,” he said about Meade County football. “I remember when I first moved here, I was in middle school and we used to see the varsity team come over there and I said, ‘What do I have to do to get on that team?’ “And years later, here I am. We used to play intramurals back in seventh grade and out of all the kids that were out there, I never thought I’d be one that would end up going to college down the road. Meade County football has really done a lot for me and it’s a big part of my life.”

A month ago — with Martin on hand — he made his late model debut at North Florida Speedway in Lake City. A flat tire ruined the evening for Carmichael but he was right back at it — without Martin — this past weekend at New Smyrna Speedway. After logging a top-10 qualifying time, Carmichael finished seventh in a 50-lap feature. Next year, he is to run 25 races and by 2009 he should be running for a Busch Series championship in a 35-race deal. “The biggest thing you can take away is just the racing part of it. I’m a racer and I love competition and I love doing battle, so that’s kind of what you carry over from motorcycles to stock car rac-

ing,” Carmichael said. “Learning where the limit is. There’s a big difference from running an 18-flat to running a 17.7. Every time I get behind the wheel I’m going faster and faster and that comfort level is coming.” The wheels were set in motion for Carmichael’s newest career a couple of years ago when Kasey Kahne and Carmichael, both Oakley endorsed, were chatting. Kahne set up a test with Evernham Motorsports, which led to a test with Joe Gibbs Racing. Team owner Bobby Ginn knew Carmichael’s manager and of the motocross superstar’s desire to race cars and he signed Carmichael to the deal, while appointing Martin as his mentor.

“(Martin’s) not quiet around me or his son Matt. It’s a jackpot deal for me. I really like the guy. I was watching him when I was younger and the guy’s a legend. He knows the right things to say and when to say it,” Carmichael said. “I grew up racing with Clint Bowyer, we raced motorcycles together. That kind of inspired me. “The great name that motocross gave me opened up some avenues and I went to a few tests here and there and ended up landing a ride with Ginn.”

sity in Upland, Ind. “Fortunate,” he said about the way he and his wife feel. “It really doesn’t get a whole lot better. They’re both good students and individuals. As a parent, you always think your child can do anything. We’ve always told him never to sell his self short and we’ve always tried to instill that in him.” Riley Benock was named the 3rd Region Player of the Year and second-team AllState by state high school coaches after averaging 17.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. He finished his prep career as one of the best to ever play for MCHS. In three years as a varsity starter, he amassed totals of 1,159 points, 517 rebounds, 427 assists, 236 steals, 113 blocks, and shot 43 percent from the perimeter. Riley Benock connected on about 44 percent of his threepoint attempts this season and, not surprisingly, Stansbury said shooting was one of his biggest strengths along with his versatility, but he needs to work on his ball handling and overall physical strength. “His strength is his ability to shoot the rock and he’s so unselfish,” he said. “He needs to be able to put the ball on the floor better but he has all the intangible abilities and he can play three positions.” Stansbury said there was a chance Riley Benock could red-shirt next year. “We won’t make that decision until November,” he said. “We want him to work as hard as he can with Jamont

Mississippi State 2008 projected roster Name Class Pos. Billy Begley Sr. G Sr. F/C *Charles Rhodes C/F Jr. Vernon Goodridge Jamont Gordon Jr. G/F Brian Johnson Jr. F/C So. G Barry Stewart Joe Iupe So. G G So. Ben Hansbrough G So. Phil Turner Riley Benock Fr. G Fr. F Kodi Augustus F Fr. Elgin Bailey Ravern Johnson Fr. F

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*Rhodes is currently testing the NBA waters to see where he might be drafted (Gordon, a returning point guard). He can create open jump shots for Riley and he has the ability to get him a lot of shots. And he’s a tremendous student. But, it’s not where he’s at right now, it’s where he’ll be.” Riley Benock will graduate this May near the top of his class with a 4.0 gradepoint average and he said Stansbury really made him feel like he was at home during his visit to Starkville. “So far, I like him,” Riley Benock said. “But, we’ll see after we start practice. All the coaches have been really nice and he’s treated me like I belong there.” Starkville is in the eastern half of north-central Mississippi. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designates the university as a Doctoral/Extensive institution. The school was born as an agricultural and mechanical institution in 1878, and

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Boys soccer player signs with Campbellsville Meade County High School senior Vince Hazelwood signed on to play soccer for Campbellsville University. Coach Matt Pollock said in an e-mail message that Hazelwood was one of the co-captains for the Greenwave team that went 13-8 this year before losing to

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Michelle Thompson

Jerry Laitinen

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A Smart Buy, Great Life! Ideally priced 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sited on 3.86 acres. Attractive, nicely kept residence offering many extras. Seller is offering 1 year HMS Home Warranty.



335 Cassies Way • $167,900

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With even more potential for finishing basement. Roughed in bath in basement. Master bedroom on main floor, hardwood flooring.

Nicely sited on 8 acres, 3 Bedrooms, Special Home with basic comforts & more!

1-year old 3 bedroom, 2+ bath home ideally set on 1.20 acres. Spacious style, cozy fireplace. Come home to an air of comfort and welcome. Seller will pay up to $2000 in closing costs.

Attractive 3 bedroom, 2 bath home positioned on 29 acres. Engaging, well-kept residence with a wealth of comforts. Located in Webster. Seller is offering 1 year HMS Home Warranty.

425 Wood Creek Drive • $135,000

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Miniature gelding, 7 years old? Broke to buggy, drives like Cadillac dream, driven in parade. Will help in learning to drive, $300. Mini mare, 7 years old? $350. Call Pat at (270) 422-5835.

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Buildings For Sale Steel Buildings- Easy to Construct, Durable Solution! Use for storage, agriculture, Hobbies. 100% usable space. 25x30, 30x44 and more. 866352-0716

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For Rent Commercial building, 1,400 square feet. 2615 Brandenburg Road. (270) 422-2499. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 20 minutes from Fort Knox. $400 per month, $400 deposit. No pets. Call (270) 422-2499. 2 bedroom, ceramic bath, central air, electric heat, nice and quiet. (270) 422-3036.

1 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, central air and heat. County water, cable ready. Call (270) 4964426 or 496-4131 Valley View Apartments.

For Sale 15 ft. wide electric “chain” roll-up door with electric motor. Never used, still in crate. $1200. Call Bob at (270) 6684857.

2004 Kawasaki 250 Ninja, silver, 7,000 miles, with helmet. $2,000. Call after 5 p.m. (270) 877-2551. Grasshopper Go-Kart, 5 HP, single seat, $300. Simco Barrel Saddle, 15 inch seat, $175. For more information call (270) 4974510.

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Part & Full-Time Positions Available • Secretary and inhouse sales positions (lumber yard experience preferred, computer skills necessary) • Yard truck loader/ order picker (lumber yard experience preferred) • CDL drivers, local lumber delivery • Cleanup help *Benefits* Send resume to: Knotts Supply, Inc. 11070 Rhodelia Road Rhodelia, KY 40161 WRIGHT’S CONSTRUCTION hiring roofers and laborers. Pay depends on experience. For more info call 828-5206. Real estate sales office needs self-motivated sales person. Experience preferred. KY Land of Irvington. (270) 547-4222. Firefighter and EMT Trainee programs. Must have HS diploma. Ages 17-28. Must pass physical and relocate. Four year commitment with pay/ benefits. Call 1-800282-1384. Mystery Shoppers- Get paid to shop! Retail/ dining establishments need undercover clients to judge quality/ customer service. Earn up to $150/day. Call 1-888727-0594 ($1.95 fee). Part-time, home-based Internet business. Earn $500-$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No investment required. FREE details. Seeking Host Families for exchange students. Has own insurance and spending money. Promotes World Peace! American Intercultural Student Exchange. 1800-SIBLING (1-800742-5464) #1 Truck Driving School. Training Drivers for England, Swift & Werner. Dedicated Runs available. Starting Salary $50,000+ home weekends! 1-866458-3633

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Driver- NEW MAY PAY INCREASE! 43cpm to 47cpm. Guarantee hometime, company or lease purchase available, BC/BS, CDL-A and 6 months experience required. 800-441-4271 ext. KY-100 Driver: Owner Operators ONLY: Regional freight from Louisville. $1.20pm average! Home often & weekends. Plates available. NOT forced dispatch. Call Max at T&T! 1-800-511-0082. Drivers! Act now! *Miles *Benefits *Bonus *3643cpm/ $1.20/pm* $0 lease NEW trucks, Only 3 mos OTR 800-635-8669 New Regional & OTR Positions now available in your area! New equipment, Premium pay package, great benefits. Call 877-484-3061 or visit us at Regional Flatbed Drivers: NOW PAYING $.40/mile!!! Earn $50,000 PLUS 6% Bonus! Home every weekend and 1-2 times per week!! Great benefits including 401K! 6 mo. t/t & Class-A CDL req'd. Wabash Valley Transportation, Inc. 800246-6305 Run Close to Home! $.45/ mile! Excellent Miles! Home weekly! New equipment! Blue Cross/ Blue Shield! Dental! 401k! EZ pass/ toll cards! Heartland Express 1-800-4414953

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Home Improvement

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Land for sale – 10 acres, lots of road frontage, $35,000. Call (270) 5472193 for more information. Three Lots, Breckinridge County. 2 lots are 2.6 acres, 1 lot is 8.1 acres. $2,500 per acre for individual lots, $2,000 per acre for all 20.5 acres. Call Dwayne (270) 828-8748.

Manufactured Homes

GOT LAND? If you own land (or can get some from a relative) you can keep your cash! ZERO DOWN financing available on brand new singles, doubles, triples and modulars! Limited or no credit OK because we own the bank!

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MOVING SALE Bissel vacuum, new, 12 amps ..........................$45 Microwave, heavy duty ..$15 VCR, stereo, turntable ....$15 Floral pattern couch ........$60 Direct TV recvr., MIB. ......$45 Leather bomber jacket ....$15 Step ladder, fiberglass, 6ft ....................................$40 Shop light, 25 ft chord ......$5 Large, new table lamp ....$10 New rubber boat for 3 ....$85 Flute in box, by Bundy ....$75 Weed heater, electric ......$10 Gas can, metal, 2 gal. ......$5 BBQ gas canister, full......$15 36” level ruler, new ............$5 Miter box, 45 & 90º, new ..$5 Conference table, new ....$35 German desk, solid wood $65 PC table, keyboard drawer $5 Assorted barbell wts........$25 17” Gateway monitor ......$30 Heavy brass fireplace accessories. ....................$30 Call Al at (270) 320-3300

Help Wanted

House on large lot, 3 bedrooms, one bath, completely remodeled, with new carpet, roof, siding, new heat and air system, this home looks new inside and out, Located off U.S. 60 on Stringtown Road near $84,900. Ekron. 828-2222 2.2 acres with nice 16’x 18’ mobile home. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, city water, has outside storage unit, located off U.S. Hwy. 60 in Irvington. $54,900 Owner financing available. 828-2222 1 and 2 acre wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, Ridge in Forest Estates, county water, streets will be paved, restricted to houses. $24,900 Owner financing available. 828-2222 Nice 2 acre lot, on blacktop road, city water and electric available. Located on Hwy 1238. $24,900. Owner finance available. 828-2222 1 acre with doublewide home and large building, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new windows & doors, drywall, new carpet, new light fixtures, new heat and air, on a confoundation. crete Located off US Hwy 60 & Hwy 144 on Hwy 333 (Big Springs Road). $89,900. 828-2222 Building Lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Owner finance available. 828-2222 2 to 6 acre building lots in Farmington Estates, city water, paved roads, located off U.S. 60 on Fort Ave. (Hwy 1882) $24,900. Owner finance available. 828-2222

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488 acres & home on Ohio River in Big Bend. 4800 ft. river frontage 5800 ft. blacktop road frontage. See at or call: 270-497-4250

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HUNTERS! LOOK! LOOK! 122 acres, Harrison County., Ky., near Lexington; 88.9 acres, Fordsville, Ohio County; 49 acres, Breckinridge County, Ky.; 112 acres, Breckinridge County, Ky.; 31 acres, Breckinridge County, Ky.; 367 acres, Lewis County, Ky., near Morehead, Ky. See our website or call Marion Whelan at (270) 668-4035.

1-6 acres in Meade County near Vine Grove. Ok for mobile homes or doublewides. County water and electric available. Call Marion at (270) 668-4035.

16 acre mini farm in Breckinridge County on paved road. Electric, pasture, woods. Only $41,500. Call Marion at (270) 668-4035.

20 acre mini farm in Breckinridge County near Webster call Marion at (270) 668-4035.

7 acre fisherman’s dream on creek by boat dock. Nice home site in Breckinridge County. Only $49,500. Call Marion at (270) 668-4035.

1.5 acres restricted to home sites near Doe Valley. County water and electric available. Beautiful lots. Call Marion at (270) 668-4035.

1-3 acres in Breckinridge County near Garfield. For more information call Marion at (270) 668-4035.

Hot Springs, NC. Gated residential community surrounded by National Forest. Paved roads, clubhouse, waterfall, pond, hiking trails, and more! Lots starting at $60K. Call 1-877-4773473.

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Submitted Photos

Robbie Nash with his 20-pound, 8-ounce turkey harvested here in Meade County with a 12gauge Remington.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The mind games of fishing are key to either having a bad day or having the day of a lifetime. Weather, travel, physical conditioning, water conditions, other anglers, and just plain bad luck can work on an angler ’s mental state before, during and after he or she is fishing. Focus is a word that comes to mind when thinking of the main element needed to work through many of the situations mentioned above. Many anglers have had an instance when a slight glance away cost them a fish. Perseverance is another word that comes to mind when speaking of the mindsets that need be taken seriously to keep an angler ’s morale up. A few others are versatility, enthusiasm, and having a positive attitude. I remember a local angler, who at the beginning of a tournament, hit a metal rail and scratched his boat at the start. He was visibly so mad that I wondered if he would be able to recover enough mentally to make sure he had a good day on the water. He blanked in the tournament and I remember speaking to him afterward. He said he was frustrated with himself because after the boat was scratched he really wished he had just let

Submit your latest catch to The News Standard for publication! Submitted Photos

Brett Curtsinger with his 20-pound, 10 ounce turkey harvested here in Meade County with a 20-gauge Remington.

$192,400! Al: 270.320.3300 (see Classifieds)

it go because the bad start on the water turned into a bad day all together. Hopefully I can pass on some things that will help your next trip out be an enjoyable experience. Focus is a great key to being a better angler. For example, learning to control a boat while keeping yourself in position to set the hook at any time, seeing a fish’s position during a strike on particular cover and using electronics in conjunction with boat control are all important things to think about. Even after a fish is hooked, you don’t want to ruin potential fish holding down other spots in the area. I implemented this tool to help me visualize what I want to do: it is focus before, during and after the strike. I actually applied this tactic to make my first Wal-Mart Fishing League Bass Regional. It helped me to not miss those little things that helped land more fish and to pattern the bite much more effectively. By doing this, you first focus on the elements of the cast that get your lure in the strike zone and in the best

position to set the hook. Then, during the strike you focus on setting the hook and having a path that is best suited for landing the bass. Lastly is after the strike, looking and finding out what a fish is trying to do to get away and countering its efforts so that you land the fish. And, also noticing the area the fish came from and what conditions were present so that you can begin to pattern the fish. If the fish was in 3 inches of water and on the shaded side of a log, but only a log with weeds is an example of such patterning. Perseverance is the next portion of fishing brain work which can be the element that often gets you out of the funk and into the fish.The wise old adage of try, try again is no more evident than on the toughest days of fishing. Bass and other fish just get fickle sometimes and you have to keep trying until you get something they want in front of them. Also, fishing has that old Murphy’s Law that seems to hang around: motors break, batteries die, line breaks, and some fisherman decides on your day out that he likes the

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Real Estate Kentucky Land Company of Irvington Real Estate Development We Buy and Sell Land 270-547-4222 3 bedroom, 2 bath 16x80 on approximately 2 acres. 2 large decks, county water, mostly open. Only $3,500 down. 12.5 acres in Meade County, has blacktop road frontage, open in front wooded in back. $1,500 down. 28 acres in Breckinridge County. Open and wooded, has lots of road frontage. $49,500. in 104 acres Breckinridge County, open and wooded, private. Has lots of creek frontage. Priced to sell. $1,490 per acre. 2 bedroom, 2 bath singlewide, on approximately one acre. Well water, home is just like new. $39,000 down. We have several doublewides on our sales lot. Priced to sell!!! Call (270) 547-4222

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Call Al at 270.320.3300 Do you think you may like looking at Doe Valley Lake... every single day? Indulge in some serious fishing? My 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is ready to charm you! You will enjoy real cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, tile floors, fireplaces and covered decks. It is a lakeview property with 2000 sq ft of AC space on 1/3 acre lot. I will hold an Open House this Sunday, April 29 from 2-5pm. If unable to come, call me for an appointment: 270-320-3300. My home is “move-in ready” and worry free with insurance covering all electric and plumbing systems. Directions to 3513 Doe Valley Pkwy E. From Main Gate, take a right and stay on Doe Valley Pkwy E. for 3.5 miles. My house is on your left.


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House cleaning - $50 per house. For more information, call (270) 4974391. Spring cleaning in your home – I do windows! I have references. Weekdays. Call Kathy at (270) 547-4620. Leave message.

spot you worked all week to find. You just have to overcome these things with focus, perseverance, enthusiasm and positive thinking and you will make brain work in fishing catch you more fish.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Meade County Fire Protection District seeks qualified candidates for the position of non-firefighter Property Owner Trustee. In accordance with KRS 75.031, this term shall be four (4) years and shall begin July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2011. Qualifications Include: Candidates shall reside in the Meade County Fire Protection District. Shall own real or personal property subject to the Meade County Fire District. Shall be 18 years of age or older at time of election. Persons meeting these requirements who are interested in this election position should notify the Meade County Fire Protection District in writing before 5 p.m., May 21, 2007. This notification shall include the following information:Full name of interested person. Legal address. Home telephone number. Legal signature. Please submit above information to: Meade County Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 276, Brandenburg, KY 40108, Attn: Chief Larry Naser PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275.

Friday, April 27, 2007

School shootings: a horrific ordeal

Our nation faced a tragedy on April 16, 2007 — the massacre of 30 students at Virginia Technical College. School shootings are horrific ordeals. The rampage was inspired by the Columbine shootings a decade ago, according to the killer’s manifesto, and in the decades to come there will be even more copycats. It seems like a never-ending cycle. The week following the shooting, more than a half dozen people were arrested around the United States for making similar threats at colleges and high schools. In my eyes, the two main concerns are horribly misconstrued. Number one on the list is the blame game. Whose fault is it — the parents’ or the schools’? Break it down and define parent and school. Parent: gives birth to the child, raises them in a manner that is acceptable to society, gives them guidelines to the world, and prepares them with TARGET: knowledge and courage to go out and face Y OUTH it. School: houses education, gives the child a stable learning environment, and gives them the knowledge to go out and make something of themselves with their lives after all of their schooling is complete. The role of ‘parent’ plays a bigger part in a child’s life than the school does, and parents should have more responsibility about what happens to their kid. Everyone wants to blame the school for L AUREN anything unlawful being brought onto B EDNAR school grounds, but then comes the next big concern; how did the adolescent get the weapon in the first place? Nobody under the age of 18 can go into any store (even if it is the pawn shop down the road) and buy a weapon. Most stores now are changing their laws on pocket knives so buyers must be 18 as well. After the public steams about who to blame, they think of ways to ‘better’ the school and make it safer. The first precaution that comes to everyone’s mind is metal detectors, which would be more of a hassle than a help. Given, it would be a better way to monitor what comes in and goes out of the school. When I see a metal detector, I think about going to the airport — where some days you could be waiting hours to get through. We don’t have that kind of time at school. Lines to get in would be so long that school hours would be affected. But should kids be scared? In cities, I would say yes. I wouldn’t be deathly afraid every day I walked into school, but it would be something to think about from time to time. Here in Meade County, I wouldn’t be so worried. We have a tight-knit community, an excellent student body, and astounding leaders for our schools. Meade County Schools have amazing records of being well-behaved and mannered schools, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

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‘The Current’ awarded at Kentucky journalism convention

FRANKFORT – Students from Meade County High School won honors at the Kentucky High School Journalism Association convention held in Louisville recently. Students on the staff of The Current, the Meade County High newspaper, won awards in the class 4A newspaper competition, among schools with the largest enrollments. Awards included: Feature writing, Felicia Thompson, third place Overall newspaper design, The Current, third place More than 700 high school students from across Kentucky attended the convention April 17 and 18. Miami Herald deputy managing editor John Voskuhl, a Kentucky native and veteran of The Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader, was the keynote speaker. KHSJA, based in Frankfort, was founded by the Kentucky Press Association 10 years ago to foster and promote print and broadcast journalism among the state’s high school students.


Skill-a-thon team takes top honors at regional 4-H livestock contest The Meade County 4-H Skill-a-thon Team took top honors in their classes at the Central Regional 4-H Livestock Skill-A-Thon Contest at Harrodsburg on April 14th. Zac Mills received a 1st place ribbon in Clover Individual Identification and 4th place in Clover Overall Individual. Junior members Josh Metten received 10th place in Intermediate Individual Identification. Joey Wardrip received 2nd place in Intermediate Individual Identification, 6th in Intermediate Individual Evaluation and 3rd in Intermediate Overall Individual. Aurora Laslie received 3rd in Intermediate Individual Indentification, 9th in Intermediate Individual Evaluation and 4th in Intermediate Overall Individual. As a team, Josh, Joey and Aurora won 1st place in Identification, Evaluation and Overall team in the Intermediate Division.

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On March 10th, the Meade County 4-H Livestock Judging Team traveled to the Washington County livestock yards to compete in their first judging contest of the year. Those in attendance were senior members Brittany Hager, Alex Richardson, and junior members Josh Metten, Cody Haught, Joe Wardrip and Aurora Laslie. All members did very well and look forward to the state competition at the University of Kentucky in June.


Stuart Pepper Middle School students end their Operation Home Front by tying a yellow ribbon to the tree in front of the school until Tyler Scott comes home. FCA asks that you continue to support and pray for our troops.

Local students inducted into WKU Phi Kappa Phi The Western Kentucky University Chapter of Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold it’s annual ceremony next week to induct their new members. Kappa Phi is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education.

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Three local students will be inducted: Andrea Kaye Sims of Diana T. Brandenburg; Valdivia-Rivera of Fort Knox; and Lucinda Haynes of Guston. The initiation will take place on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium.

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’wave takes out Tigers, re-match forthcoming BY SHAUN T. COX

After dropping four straight games and being outscored 29-1 from Friday to Monday, the Greenwave baseball team won when it mattered most — at district rival Breckinridge County on Tuesday. Meade County (5-14) jumped on the Tigers (9-13) early scoring four runs in the first two innings, and then tacked on six more in the fourth and fifth. But, the team had to hold off a furious Breck. rally in the sixth and seventh to pull out a 10-7 victory and remain at the top of the district standings at 2-0. “That’s huge — very important,” coach Darren Snell said after the game. “We have a commanding lead now in the district and Breck. County’s capable of beating Hancock and us. We just have to take care of what we can do and hope they beat Hancock to make it a little bit easier on us. Hopefully, we can come back and beat Breck. next week and Hancock the second time around.” Senior catcher Levi Ray said the win would have big implications on how the district might shake out. “It was a really big win,” he said. “It gives us a head start on everybody else and it will help us out later in district play. It also gives us a little bit more confidence.” But the “big win” didn’t come easy. After being up 10-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, starting pitcher Corey Thomas began to show signs of fatigue. Thomas hit the leadoff hitter and then gave up a single. After getting the next hitter to fly out, Thomas gave up another single and one run scored. Then, two more runs scored after an error by Thomas so Snell put in sophomore Jonathan Ives, who struck out the next two hitters, effectively ending the inning. In the seventh, the Tigers got the bases loaded after the leadoff hitter reached on an error and Ives walked the second hitter. After a fly out, the next hitter reached on a fielder’s choice. Then, Ives tried to turn a double play on a dribbler back to the mound but the throw to second was late, everyone was safe and one run scored. After a fly out and another unearned run, Ives struck out the final Tigers’ hitter, getting the save. “When you’re up 10-5, and even 10-2 in the fifth inning, you just have to get your outs when they give them to you,” Snell said. “That last inning there, we tried to turn a double play when we shouldn’t have — it was far from routine and it would have been a tough play — and you just take your out there at first. When they only have six, seven, eight outs to work with, you dwindle them down as quickly as you can get them.” Ray said the guys were feeling the heat while the Tigers rallied. “We felt a little bit of pressure,” he said. “I guess our heads got a little big after being up 10-2. We were kind of slacking a little bit and we realized they were a good enough team to come back so we just need to keep our heads straight.” Snell said his team may have committed a few errors, but it never lost its poise. “Our kids are mentally tough enough,” he said. “With Ives out there on the mound, he’s just a sophomore and his composure is outstanding. Errors didn’t bother him, even when he made one. He just gets back up on the mound and throws. For the most part with our guys, errors haven’t bothered them a whole lot.” Ray said it was a perfect time to put up big numbers on the scoreboard, especially after getting shut out for the third straight

game Monday against Central Hardin. “We just got our heads straight today because the last game, that was one of the best pitchers we’ve faced all year and I guess that kind of got us ready for what we’re going to see in the future.” Snell said Central Hardin’s (95) ace pitcher outclassed his lineup in the 4-0 Bruins victory. “They flat out played better than us,” he said. “Their pitcher was outstanding, throwing in the low- to mid-80s with a nasty curveball. A lot of our hitters were overmatched. I wasn’t completely disappointed because our guys made adjustments from their first at-bat to their last. It was just a case of good pitching really because their hitters aren’t overly strong. Their pitching just shut us down completely.” Senior No. 4 starter Brooks Benton got the start on the mound. “Brooks came out and pitched well,” Snell said. “He gave up a home run on a ball hit to right field and the wind kind of took it and we… threw it to the wrong base. Guys weren’t where they were supposed to be and it cost us a run. But other than that, he didn’t pitch bad at all. “He’s our No. 4 and we know we’ll get strikes out of him and he won’t walk a lot of people. He’s going out there and getting good people out, so that’s nice to have out of your No. 4 guy.” Last weekend, the team competed in the Marty Braun Invitational against three teams with a combined record of 42-17 and did so short-handed because of prom. Friday, the team lost 9-1 to DuPont Manual (13-6). “Manual is a good squad and they’re playing pretty well,” Snell said. “They actually beat Butler on Saturday. Manual is kind of up and down and we caught them when they were playing well.” Saturday, the team played Butler (18-4) and Seneca (11-7) with the junior varsity squad. Ray played in the Butler game as the only varsity member of the team. “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Snell said about his younger players. “It’s good in a way to get them out there and see exactly what they need to do. It’s a faster game and we saw routine ground balls to short stop and second base and guys were beating them out. But, it’s good for them to get up there (varsity level) and see how much quicker they have to be.” Butler is currently ranked No. 11 in the state. “(Butler) is decent, although we probably didn’t see their number one, two or three pitcher,” Snell said. “They’ve got two that are pretty good and they’re a good team. If you’re playing a top-10, top-11 team in the state, you’re playing a pretty good squad.” This week, the guys have rematches at North Hardin Monday and Breckinridge County at home on Tuesday. On Thursday, the team has Owensboro at home. “Owensboro is playing well right now,” Snell said. “They had a down year last year, but still made the regional by beating Owensboro Catholic in their district tournament. They have at least one really good pitcher that I know of. They’re beating people and playing some good teams.” Breckinridge plays Hancock tonight and Snell said he was actually rooting for the Tigers — for a change. “That’s going to be big depending on what happens with Hancock,” he said. “If we beat Hancock… it’s going to be huge either way. A win there would help put us in the No. 1 seed for the district and if you do that, you get in the region.”

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Tuesday, MCHS senior Brittani` Laney, center, signed a letter of intent to play golf at Campbellsville University. “Brittani` is a committed golfer who improved her game tremendously over the two years I was her coach,” Deena Hurt said. “She participated in Pepsi Junior Golf last summer, winning one of their major events. Brittani` was the top golfer on the 2006 Lady Waves squad. She is an outstanding young lady that will do well at a school like Campbellsville.”

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