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Volume 1. No. 41

Two men indicted for vehicular homicide

Third man faces sentencing for involvement in 2004 accident By Charles L. Westmoreland

It’s fair time! Think you’re ready for the Meade County Fair? Not without The News Standard’s 2007 fair brochure, you’re not. Look inside this issue for our complimentary brochure, which lists the dates, times and locations of all your favorite Meade County Fair events. For additional brochures, stop by our office at 1065 Old Ekron Road between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.


Matthew Pilkerton, 12, and Seth Berry, 13, of Louisville shovel 16-plus inches into the dirt during the archaeology dig that took place last week. The four-day dig was sponsored by St. Nicholas Academy in Louisville and the Meade County Museum and Arts Council. Participants searched for American Indian relics, such as arrowheads, flint, firecracker rock and Indian scrapers.

Soccer teams attend camp in Lexington Meade County’s boys and girls soccer teams headed to UK for a summer camp to learn how to be better players while also bonding as a team.

VIEWPOINTS...A4 Learn from the mistakes of others Some mistakes shouldn’t have to be learned the hard way — and driving under the influence tops the list.

OBITUARIES...A5 Beatrice Cox, 93 Wayne Adams, 68 W.B. Argabrite, 88 Larry Lee, 64 Dominic Hawkins, 21 Mike Fleming, 36

BUSINESS...A6 Local businesswoman goes global Restorative Medical President Karen Bonn’s dream to make life more comfortable for the disabled has gone beyond the borders of Meade County and entered the international market.

AGRICULTURE...A7 Get ready to savor blackberries again Blackberries have broken out onto the summer scene and can be found at various places around Meade County so all residents can reap their nutritional value.

FAITH...A9 It’s not real love, yet The age-old debate between love and love at first sight is rekindled and the difference between the two is believed to be where the emphasis lies.

YOUTH...B9 The latest craze Youth Columnist Felicia Thompson looks at newest online rage — MySpace — and the good and bad that comes with it.

ALSO INSIDE Weather..............A2 Heritage...............A8 Faith ....................A9 Outdoors..............B4 Viewing................B5 Classifieds............B6 Fun & Games.......B8

CAN YOU DIG IT? Meade a cornucopia of hidden artifacts By Betsy Simon A mystery lies beneath the soil. A group of young kids put themselves in the shoes of archaeologists and entered the countryside in Payneville on July 13 to try and piece together the lives of the county’s earliest American Indian inhabitants. Not knowing what they might find, the students began digging in the hopes of unlocking clues and taking a sneak-peek into the lives of the American Indians who lived in Meade County nearly 2,000 years ago. “I hope the kids get excited enough after these three days to stick with archaeology,” said Jerry Fischer, a Payneville resident who teaches English, literature and history at St. Nicholas Academy in Louisville and heads the school’s archaeology club. The archaeology dig was sponsored

by the Meade County Museum and Arts Council and St. Nicholas Academy. The dig was a four-day event that began last Friday and all people were welcome to participate and learn a part of Meade County’s history. There were 10 to 13 people who came out each day, mostly students from the Academy and their parents. Anne Tobbe Bader, a Kentucky resident and archaeologist with Corn Island Archeology in Louisville, also volunteered her time when she could to consult and supervise the dig. “This is the most amazing county to do a dig,” Fischer said. “History just comes out of the ground here…this is part of our Kentucky heritage.” He said there are approximately 328 known archaeological sites around Meade County, mainly in the Fort Knox and Otter Creek areas. During the dig, the participants plunged 16-plus inches into the ground and were able to get a glimpse at the land American Indians would have walked on.

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Two Brandenburg men were indicted for vehicular homicide for their part in automobile accidents that killed two people and injured numerous others. Leslie B. Gatrost, 24, and Brandon Hurt, 22, were indicted when the grand jury met on June 9 for non-related car accidents. Gatrost is being charged with vehicular homicide for the death of Michael B. Jones, a 39-year-old soldier from Virginia Beach, who was a passenger in Gatrost’s vehicle when it left the roadway heading west on state Route 144 and flipped several times. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. A third passenger, Escobar Derrall, 24, was in Gatrost’s vehicle but refused treatment. Gatrost also faces his second driving under the influence charge. According to toxicology reports, Gatrost’s blood alcohol level was .16, twice the legal limit. His pre-trial was yesterday. Hurt is being charged for the death of Tina Lynch, 41, of Brandenburg, who was killed May 2. Hurt’s vehicle was heading southbound on U.S. 31W in Muldraugh when it crossed the center divider during morning rush-hour traffic and hit Lynch’s vehicle head-on. Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene. A 14-year-old minor riding in Lynch’s vehicle was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Two other vehicles were then hit after the initial impact but neither of the other two drivers suffered major injuries. Hurt was also involved in a minor car accident just minutes before he

hit Lynch’s vehicle. He also faces charges of: assault, first degree; four counts of criminal mischief, first degree; wanton endangerment, first degree; and persistent felony offender, first degree. AccordBrandon ing to reports, drugs Hurt were found in Hurt’s system and an empty prescription bottle, which had been filled days before the accident, was found in Leslie the vehicle. Gatrost His pre-trial is scheduled for Aug. 16. Both Gatrost and Hurt are being held at the Meade County jail. Bond was set at $50,000 and $575,000, respectively. If convicted of murder, both men could spend 20 years to life in jail. A lesser charge of manslaughter, second degree, carries a five to 10 year penalty and reckless homicide could mean one to five years in jail, although the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office said a deal could be made. Commonwealth Attorney Kenton Smith said his office’s policy is that a plea deal could be arranged for 10 years in jail but could not say at this time if either man will be given a plea offer. “We try to be consistent on our plea offers and make sure people are treated the same,” he said. Smith’s office recently prosecuted another case

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Local men evade police after drug raid By Charles L. Westmoreland The Meade County Sheriff’s Department is searching for two men believed to have fled the area after a marijuana growing operation was discovered by authorities near Flaherty. Martin Clements, 45, and Dennis Philpot, 40, were indicted for marijuana cultivation, five or more plants

enhanced by possession of a firearm; possession of drug paraphernalia; and theft of services on June 9. But as of Thursday, authorities had not been able to locate the men to serve warrants, leading Sheriff Butch Kerrick to believe they fled the area. “It’s not a vacation they’re on,” he said. “But sooner or later, they’ll turn themselves in or get caught and then they’ll have to pay the

price.” The charges came after deputies and state police were given an anonymous tip Dennis about theft of electrical Philpot services at Clements’ mobile home located at 145 Gilbert Court in Creek View Estates on June

21. When authorities arrived, however, they found 103 marijuana plants, street valued at $200,000. According to reports, 51 of the plants were in an outdoor building with grow lights and timers installed and an additional 52 plants were found in a near-by wooded area. At the scene, authorities arrested 36-year-old Shannon D. Norris, who was

living in the mobile home on the property. Norris was charged with the same crimes as Clements and Philpot and currently is being held at the Meade County jail. Norris also was wanted for outstanding warrants in Bullitt and Jefferson Counties The mobile home’s title is in Clements’ name but the

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New academy should provide ‘successful transition’ By Betsy Simon When Meade County residents drive down Old State Road, everything may look as it always has, including the words “James R. Allen Elementary” posted on the front of the building next to the high school. But when school begins again in August, the James R. Allen building will not be filled with rambunctious gradeschoolers as it has been in the past. Instead it will be the home for the county’s new Freshman Academy.

“The freshman year is the most important year for students because it sets the foundation for their high school careers,” said Mitch Crump, Superintendent of Meade County Schools. “Kids who do not do well during their freshman year of high school are more likely to struggle with school down the road.” The creation of the Freshman Academy is due to the Smaller Learning Communities Program, a federal grant to improve academic achievement in large schools. In order to be eli-

gible for the SLC program, a district must have at least 1,000 students enrolled in grades nine through 12. Meade County High School has 1,580 students enrolled for the upcoming school year. The district partnered with nine Kentucky high schools and the Green River Region Educational Cooperative (GRREC) last spring to apply for the grant. Meade County schools will receive a little over $100,000 per year for the next five years to finance

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James R. Allen Elementary School will become home to the new Freshman Academy when school starts in August.

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KSP announces new motorcycle safety program FRANKFORT, Ky. — The roar of engines could be heard at KSP Headquarters today where more than 100 people attended the Kentucky State Police Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day Event. The safety event included motorcycle vendors and safety exhibits, free educational materials and items, a cook-out lunch and a ride around the State Capitol, escorted by state and local police. The day was capped off with a news conference announcing a new KSP motorcycle safety initiative that will educate both riders and the driving public about motorcycle safety and awareness. KSP Commissioner Jack

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involving drinking and driving. Shelby Little, 44, was indicted in 2004 for: three counts of assault, first degree, wanton endangerment, and driving under the influence (his fifth known DUI), for his part in an Aug. 9, 2004 accident that injured three people. The punishment was expected to be handed down Thursday but as of noon Little was still in court. According to court records,

Adams extended an invitation to all Justice Cabinet employees and several motorcycle organizations and clubs to attend the Safety Awareness Event. “All too often after a motorcycle crash, the drivers of other vehicles involved say they never saw the motorcyclist and were unable to respond in time,” said Adams. “This is no excuse. Too many lives are being lost. Our goal is to increase public awareness through this safety campaign and reduce motorcycle fatalities on Kentucky roadways,” he added. Last year, Kentucky had 97 motorcycle fatalities and 1,770 collisions involving motorcycles. Each year these numbers have increased. For this reason,

KSP has partnered with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to develop a safety program that reaches both riders and drivers. Captain Tim Lucas, commander of the KSP Highway Safety Branch, outlined the new program. “KSP has developed a new comprehensive ‘motorcycle only’ driver’s manual that all new motorcycle permit tests will be based on,” he said. “Secondly, through a joint venture with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, we will be training all 16 public affairs officers at KSP posts in three proven and effective motorcycle safety programs.” The three programs were developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)

and will be taught by MSF trainers. The first program is entitled “Cars, Motorcycles and a Common Road” and focuses on motorcycles and cars sharing the road safely. The second program is “Riding Straight” and teaches the importance of sober riding. Last year, 46 percent of all motorcyclists killed in crashes were under the influence of alcohol. The third program is “The Seasoned Rider” and will target riders in the over-40 age group, which has the largest growing number of fatalities. “We want to encourage the motoring public to be vigilant in observing motorcyclists and to encourage riders to ride like their life depends on it,” added

Little left the VFW in Battletown and was heading down Liberty road when he crossed the center divider and hit another car head on. According to toxicology reports, Little’s blood alcohol level was .29, almost four times the legal limit. Blood samples were taken about three and a half hours after the accident so Little could receive the proper therapy, said Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Susan Streible, who prosecuted the case. She said Little had to be extracted from his vehicle and required immediate medical treatment following the accident. The driver of the vehicle

Little hit, Angela Sosh, suffered compound fractures to her arm which required several metal plates. A front seat passenger in Sosh’s car suffered lacerations and impact injuries and Sosh’s then two-year-old son suffered compressed skull fractures resulting in partial paralysis to the right side of his body, according to court records. Little also ran another driver off the road moments before hitting Sosh’s vehicle. “It’s a horrible tragedy to the people who are innocent but still involved,” Streible said of Sosh and the victims in her vehicle. “This is a highly preventable crime. Nobody

has to drink and drive.” Little was indicted on Sept. 20, 2004, but fled the area after he was released from the hospital and failed to show up for his arraignment. He wasn’t taken into custody until December, 2005. “He did not surrender himself,” Streible said. “He was arrested and brought back into custody, which is why there was a delay in the trial.” Little’s defense to fleeing was fear he would die in jail due to the injuries he sustained in the accident. He was serving five years at the Meade County jail for bail jumping during the most

Lucas. During the news conference, 97 balloons were released by the Kentucky Chapter of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in memory of the 97 people who lost their lives in motorcycle crashes last year. Trooper Walt Meachum, public affairs officer from the KSP Harlan Post, spoke about proper safety gear. “To me, riding without protective gear is like a professional hockey goalie playing a game in a tee-shirt and shorts. He may look cool, but it’s gonna hurt!” he said. Trooper Meachum is an avid motorcycle rider and will be one of the public affairs officers who will

be trained in the new KSP motorcycle safety program. Once trained, he will provide the safety programs to the Harlan Post area communities. Other speakers included Lane Craven, who is a state trainer for the Kentucky Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and Sergeant Billy Richmond, of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Police Motorcycle Squad. KSP also reminded the driving public that July 18 is national “Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day” and urged extra caution on that day due to increased motorcycle traffic. “We encourage everyone to drive (and ride) like your life depends on it…because it does,” said Lucas.

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Fletcher pledges to call another special session later this month By John Whitlock Kentucky Press Assocition News Bureau Following less than a week of contentious wrangling, Gov. Ernie Fletcher ended the General Assembly’s special session with a pledge to bring lawmakers back later this month. Although the House of Representatives voted to adjourn less than an hour after convening July 5, the Senate concluded its work Monday by passing five bills covering every item on Fletcher’s agenda for the special session. The call included a tax-incentive package for alternative energy plants, a denial of state university health benefits for domestic partners and over $400 million in capital spending projects. All of the spending measures, with the exception of spending for a potential presidential debate at Centre College and funding to study school assessment conditions, had been approved by the House and Senate. The projects had been vetoed by Fletcher at the end of the regular session but added to the agenda of the special session when the state’s financial outlook improved. But because House members voted to adjourn and leave Frankfort, none of the bills can move forward. The move could put the construction of a large alternative fuels plant in

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property belongs to land developers Gordon Board and Joseph Richardson. Board and Richardson have not been connected to the growing operation. Kerrick believes Clements and Philpot fled the area after they noticed the property

western Kentucky in jeopardy, supporters of the session said. Fletcher and Peabody Coal officials said the company would announce within 90 days where it would locate a new alternative fuels plant and the incentive package should be in place before a decision is made. But despite the warning, Speaker Jody Richards, DBowling Green, said a letter of commitment from him, Fletcher and Senate President David Williams, R-Burksville, should be enough to convince the company the state would provide tax breaks if Peabody agrees to build the plant in Kentucky. Another measure that will have to wait is the proposed state income exemption for military personnel and their families. Speaking before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee Monday, Adjutant General Donald Storm said the bill would cost the commonwealth $16-18 million each year. A full-time military family would save about $950 annually while a Reservist family would get back about $450, Storm said. Although the original language of the bill designated it to begin in 2008, the measure was changed during the committee meeting to make it retroactive to 2007.

The bill was approved by the Senate Monday but will have to be voted on again the next time the General Assembly is in session before it can be approved. Richards contends the governor’s call was unnecessary, unorganized and driven by Fletcher’s reelection bid. As the Senate session continued Monday night, frustration appeared to set in on both sides of the aisles as the bills were being debated, voted upon and approved. “This is a hollow exercise,” Senate Minority Leader Ed Worley, D-Richmond, said. “This session is lost.” Williams said the House leadership could see changes when it finally does return and could consider taking on more legislation generally reserved for creation in the House. Under the Kentucky Constitution, legislation that raises revenue can only be started in the House. Legislation, such as Senate Bill 3 which would give tax breaks to active and reserve military personnel residing in Kentucky, might be taken up by the Senate. Williams also pointed out that the House resolution adjourning the General Assembly was written to say it was effective on July 5, the day the House adjourned. Since the Senate was still in session and

had been raided. According to police records, Philpot resides at Summer Lake drive in Louisville. Attempts by Louisville Metro Police to serve Philpot’s warrant to that address were unsuccessful. Clements has not been seen since before the property was raided. “We made numerous trips to the residences and they have not been there. It appeared they hadn’t been there for days,” Kerrick said,

adding that utilities at the Gilbert Court residence had been turned off due to nonpayment. Philpot and Clements have been entered in local and national databases and Kerrick is optimistic they will be located in time. Anyone with leads that could aid authorities in the search can call the Sheriff Department’s anonymous tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673).

Entering items in the fair By Jennifer Bridge UK Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences If you have ever attended the Meade County Fair, you know why so many people think of it as a sort of homecoming and reunion combined into one event! It is a wonderful time to see old friends, eat funnel cakes and watch nightly shows. It is also a great time to view exhibits made by many talented people. Are you one of those talented people? Last year there were over 1400 entries in the Home Environment building. These included hand crafts, quilts, clothing, knitted items, baked goods, food canning, flowers, fruits and

vegetables and art. If you enjoy gardening, painting, writing or just creating, then we probably have a category in which you can enter. One of the most common questions I receive is… “How much does it cost to enter your items?” For the Home Environment building, nothing, you just need to check in your items between 8:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. on Monday, July 23. Items are judged by out of town judges that afternoon and will be on display when the building opens to the public at 6:00p.m. that evening. You will need to pickup your entries on Sunday, July 29 between 2:00p.m. and 3:30 pm.

If you need information on rules and categories in which to enter, pick up a fair catalog at the Meade County Messenger or call the extension office at 270422-4958. The Home Environment building is located on the fairgrounds beside the disabled parking lot and across from the community building. Stop by to cool off, get a drink of water, view beautiful, interesting exhibits or just to say hello! We look forward to seeing you at the fair! Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.


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The Meade County Senior Citizens Board and Sondra Hinton, Nutrition Director, want to thank all the businesses and people who contributed items and financial help, as well as those who purchased auction items and meals. Special thanks to musicians Laura Dutschke and Heaven Sent, and Randy Johnson and the Church of God singers who donated their time to entertain us. Also, thanks to Auctioneer Roy Butler, who has volunteered his time many times. Thanks to those who volunteered to prepare the food prior to the meals, those who served and those who cleaned afterward. We thank all of the businesses that took time to listen to our plea. A special thanks goes to Modern Woodman Camp 15847 for sponsoring this fund raiser. They matched $2,500.00 of our $2,650.00, making our fund raiser a huge success. We raised a total of $5,150.00

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Be wise: Learn from the mistakes of others


popular adage reads: “Intelligence comes by learning from your mistakes while wisdom comes by learning from the mistakes of others.” Another popular saying, in contrast, says, “Some lessons must be learned the hard way.” However, some lessons (or mistakes), are far too costly to learn the hard way, especially when unknowing victims are brought into the picture. Many mistakes can be amended through remorse and a noble attempt at righting wrongdoings, however, other mistakes can never be undone — such as the effect of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Two people were killed on Meade County roads this year in separate alcohol/drug related accidents — which is two people too many in our community for any given year. As a result of their decisions to drive under the influence, two local men, Leslie Gatrost and Brandon Hurt, were indicted for vehicular homicide earlier this month and will likely be having their mail forwarded to the Meade County jail for a long, long time. No amount of jail time, community service, or motivational anti-drug and alcohol speeches can make up for the reckless acts that killed two people and injured numerous others. Gatrost and Hurt will learn their lessons the hard way but at the cost of human lives. Sadly, others in the community will continue to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol and sooner or later (hopefully much later), there will be another drug/alcohol-related accident. It shouldn’t take being arrested for DUI or harming innocent people while driving under the influence to learn that drugs, alcohol and driving don’t mix. Don’t let this year’s deaths of Michael Jones (March 3 ) and Tina Lynch (May 2) be for nought. Be wise and learn from the mistakes of others so no one else in our community is lost to a senseless, and always preventable, decision. Some lessons are too costly to learn the hard way — and driving under the influence tops that list.

I do support our military The following is an op-ed by Rep. Jeff Greer in answer to the automated telephone calls placed to District 27 constituents earlier this week. This past week, many of you received automated calls from the Kentucky Republican Party which no doubt interrupted your dinner time or time with your family. Worse than that, the calls instructed you to tell me to go back to Frankfort to vote on a bill that would “take care” of the military, and even stated that I did not care about the men and women in the military. Nothing could be farther from the truth. My father was a United States Marine Corps veteran and my family has been deeply entrenched in the military tradition and way of life as far back as I can remember. I know about the sacrifices our servicemen and women make every single day and the toll that service can take on families in Kentucky. Growing up ten miles from Fort Knox has served as a constant reminder of the important role our servicemen and women play in our community in times of dis aster. The terrible April 3rd tornado that ripped through Brandenburg will forever be etched in my memory, not only because of the heartbreaking destruction it caused, but also for the tremendous response of Fort Knox personnel who arrived

almost immediately to save gives free college tuition for lives, provide food and shel- children of a permanently ter and begin the important disabled or deceased veterprocess of rebuilding our ans. Just this week, community. I presented a Gold I serve on the Base Realignment Jeff Greer Star license plate to a mother of a and Closure (BRAC) fallen veteran. UnTask Force and have der House Bill 390, taken great pride in which I was the prithe results we’ve acmary sponsor, fees complished for Kenfor special Gold Star tucky’s military. Mother’s’ license Since being elected plates were elimias District 27’s state representative, I have Legislative nated and now the mothers of deceased worked diligently to Update veterans can receive support our military. up to two plates anI was proud to be appointed Vice Chair of the nually for vehicles they own House Seniors, Military Af- or lease. I also supported the “ Vote fairs and Public Safety Committee. I have also spon- In Honor Of A Veteran Prosored or co-sponsored these gram” this past November that gave voters the opporbills: • House Bill 339 which tunity to demonstrate their would have excluded from pride in an individual vettaxable income military pay eran while encouraging othfor active and reserve mili- ers to exercise their right to tary and has been included vote. It sickens me that the Reon the governor’s call for a publican Party would try to special session. • House Bill 225 which cre- distort my record of support ated the Kentucky Wounded for the military in an effort or Disabled Veterans Pro- to validate their need for a gram to help wounded or special session. As you know, House Demdisabled military veterans receive the federal, state and ocrats have disagreed with private benefits to which the governor’s call for a special session. The governor they are entitled. • House Bill 51 that cre- has tried to use the need for ated a 15 percent discount tax incentives to lure an enon Kentucky State Parks ergy company to Kentucky accommodations, gift shop as the emergency need for a purchase and rounds of golf special session. In addition, he added 66 for members of the military other items to his call, comand veterans. • House Bill 128 which pletely weakening the ur-

gency for the energy incentives. Most of the 66 other items are projects that the House of Representatives has already passed twice. The governor vetoed the projects in the 2006 session and failed to exert leadership when the Senate refused to pass them in 2007. There has been no agreement on the energy incentive package, no meetings between the House and Senate and no legislation filed on any of the items on the call. The House, not wanting to waste $60,000 a day of taxpayers’ money - your money - exercised our right to adjourn. Providing a tax exempt status for active military personnel was another item the governor has added to the special session call and that was the basis of the automated calls you received this week. While the governor called for a “cooling down” period on Monday, the Kentucky Republican Party launched calls to good people throughout the state, criticizing the House members for their actions. I believe that actions speak louder than words and that facts, not hollow accusations, make a case. My support for the military in my community and in my first year as your legislator reflects my true position regarding Kentucky’s servicemen and women, and no politically motivated automated telephone call can tarnish that.

Camp Lejeune water study accomplished little Camp Lejeune was in the news recently when it came to light, via Congressional committee hearing, that those who lived in base housing from 1968 to 1985 were exposed to degreasing solvents and dry-cleaning chemicals in the drinking water. At the same time, the government released a study that’s investigating whether exposure to those chemicals caused birth defects. This is old news. In 1982, drinking water in base housing at Lejeune was found to contain volatile organic chemicals. In 1984

Freddy Groves Veterans Post and 1985, authorities shut down the affected wells and decided to test all drinkingwater wells. Meanwhile, babies were being born with serious health problems and adults were developing unexpected illnesses. A federal study showed that babies conceived at Lejeune had twice the rate of birth defects. In 2004, Sen. Jim Jeffords sponsored an amendment to complete a study to expand the federal study and inves-

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tigate the contamination. In 2005, a scientific advisory panel agreed that yes, there should be a study. It further took issue with a 1997 Public Health Assessment done by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and asked that it be amended to acknowledge that those chemicals could cause adverse health problems in adults, too. ATSDR later responded that yes, it would agree to “continue to increase the understanding of health risks” by monitoring other research, but would not

amend the 1997 study. In 2006, Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Jeffords got the ball rolling again with an amendment for a study on the link between the chemicals and adverse health. Study: a way to stall and do absolutely nothing. If you lived at Camp Lejeune during those years, or know someone who did, look at this site: Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send an e-mail to letters.kfws@

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Dominic Ray Hawkins, 21, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at his home. He was a graduate of Butler Traditional High School and a member of New Heights Baptist Church. Dominic is survived by his mother, Andrea Gail Hawkins; grandparents, Harold and Eva Hawkins; great-grandmother, Evelyn Rogers; two uncles, Allan Hawkins and Harold Hawkins Jr. (Patty). Funeral services were held Thursday, July 19 at New Heights Baptist Church. Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be sent in care of the funeral home for the family.

Larry Robert “Jingles� Lee, 64, of Irvington died July 14,2007. He was born in Vine Grove, Ky., on September 7, 1942, and was the son of the late Robert E. Lee and Hazel Cronin Lee. Mr. Lee served as an officer and police chief of Irvington for 23 years and was employed as an emergency dispatcher in Meade County for 12 years. He was a member of Irvington Baptist Church and Vine Grove Masonic Lodge #603. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Phyllis Beeler Lee; his mother-in-law, Bessie Beeler; and a host of other relatives--sistersin-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service was held Thursday, July 19 at Alexander Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of your choice.

Wayne Edward Adams Mr. Wayne Edward Adams, age 68, of Brandenburg, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at his residence. He was born November 26, 1938, the son of John Adams and Aleatha Adams-Floyd, the second oldest of their four children. He was retired from Riverside Stone Co., where he had worked for 33 years. The love and presence of Wayne will be truly missed by his loving family and anyone who knew him. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Frank Floyd; a brother, James Adams and a step-sister, Mary Adkins. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Geraldine Adams; a son, Brian Edward (Clorisa) Adams; a granddaughter, Skyelar Rhea; a sister, Lena (Alvin) Thompson; a brother, Phillip (Shirley) Adams, all of Brandenburg; a step-sister, Dorothy (Earl) Bishop of Florida, and a loving companion BoBo, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 15, from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Bridge and Rev. Terry Carby officiating. Burial was in Cap Anderson Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Andrew Lovering, David Basham, Ray Davis, Jon Adams, Michael C. Oakes, Calvin Jupin, Tim Spink and Paul Jupin. Online condolences may be left at www.

W.B. Argabrite W.B. Argabrite, 88, resident of Lodiburg, Ky., died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his cousin, Harriett Jesse of Irvington. Graveside services were directed by Alexander Funeral Home at Walnut Grove Cemetery on July 14. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Irvington, Ky. 40146.

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Feb. 2, 1973 Ί Jul. 23, 2005 You don’t fully grasp the importance of love for someone dear until you have lost that person. Then things as simple as a smile-lit room and the phrase “Hey, Mom, I’m home!� become horribly missed. However, knowing that your loved one has voiced that phrase entering a much better place, where you will be reunited some day, can greatly ease the pain. So, cherish those you love like there is no tomorrow, but love those you cherish like there is no end. Love, Mom, Dad, Family & Friends written by Stacy Curl

Mike Fleming Born on January 2, 1971, William Michael Fleming was someone who made an impact on people’s lives. Those who knew him loved him. He lived in Meade County for the greater portion of his life and his children have as well. He was a dedicated father of two sons, W.J. and Dillan; a husband to Sonya Fleming; the second eldest son of Sandy and Bill Fleming; a loving brother to Keith, Matt and Chad Fleming, as well as being an extraordinary family member to everyone else related to him. Mike was a gentle soul and a man of many qualities. He was dependable and intelligent. He held a master license in electricity. He was a jack-of-all-trades like his father and it seemed he was always ready to help out someone in need. Mike had a positive outlook on life and lived it to the fullest. He loved spending time out on his boat and having quality time with his boys. He died in a tragic car accident on July 7, 2007. Though Mike is dearly missed, our family understands that Mike has gone on to a better place and he is with God now. His spirit will always be with us and he has given us many memories to look back and smile upon. We love and miss you, Mike. We would also like to thank everyone who helped us through those first few terrible days and still are helping with their generous contributions of food, flowers, prayers and loving words of support.

William Michael Fleming He was a proud father, a husband, a son, a brother and so much more.Those who knew him loved him. He has given us many memories to look back and smile upon. He is dearly missed but we know he is with God now. We love and miss you, Mike. Many thanks to all our friends who lent us their love and support.

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Beatrice Mae Cox Beatrice Mae Cox, 93, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2007, at her daughter’s home in Brandenburg. She was born May 16, 1914, in Tobyhanna, Pa. to Lawrence and Nellie Smith. A former resident of Daleville, Pa. and of Lexington, Mrs. Cox was a wife, mother, waitress and worked in a nursing home. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Howard Cox; siblings: Evelyn Walters, James Smith, Howard Smith, Wendall Smith, Gerald Smith; grandson, James Bush and son-in-law, John McCoy. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann McCoy of Brandenburg and Shirley Mae Bush (Clyde) of N. Charleston, S.C. and one brother Leroy (Helen) Smith, Del.; five grandchildren: Jill McHaney, Fla., Janice (Roy) Duncan, Ga., Lynne (Glen) Carmichael, Lexington, John (Lisa) McCoy, Lancaster, Pa., Wayne (Laney) McCoy, Ky.; 13 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and 6 step-great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters-in law: Areida Smith and Ruth Smith of Iowa, Evelyn Smith, N.C. and Margaret Smith, Pa. Cremation was chosen by the family. Local arrangements were handled by Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be made at

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on life, which Bonn said is the company’s motto. “We say that we’re restoring hope and dignity to patients with the help of good people all over the world,” she said. The company’s expansion into the international market has received attention from around the world, and Meade County Chamber of Commerce Russ Powell said it could benefit the Meade County. “Any new business benefits the county,” he said. “If people see quality products coming from Meade County, z they could consider moving their business here.” Bonn said the growth of the company into China and overseas is due in large part to Gov. Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky World Trade Centers in Beijing. The Kentucky World Trade Centers is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping businesses in the Commonwealth import, export and become stronger overseas. As RMI’s clientele grows beyond the borders of the United States and enters China, the world’s largest country, Bonn said her business may eventually see a similar growth. “I think someday (the business) will be forced to grow bigger,” she said.

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Are you ready for blackberry season? By Jennifer Bridge UK Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences This past week, I judged food preservation entries at two county fairs. I was most impressed with the amount and quality of blackberries and blackberry jam. Growing up, it was a summer chore to pick blackberries which I met with both dread and anticipation. Dread because of the chiggers, briars and potential for snakes. Anticipation because of the hunt and sweet flavor the berries brought warm off the cane! Locally, we are blessed to have a local farm which has an abundance of

berries on a trellis so you do not have to hunt or dig through briars. The Roberts Family Farm can be reached at 422-2361 to arrange a picking or pick-up time. Another wonderful option is the Meade County Farmer’s Market located on the gravel lot between Brandenburg Pharmacy and Glad Tidings Christian Center off the by-pass in Brandenburg. They are open Tuesday afternoons beginning at 2pm and Saturday’s beginning at 8am. Blackberries are a valuable addition to your diet. They provide fiber and are a good source of potassium and vitamin C. One cup of raw berries contains 70 calories and is fat free. Store

berries unwashed in the refrigerator up to two days. To wash the berries, cover them with water and gently lift them out. Remove any stems and drain on a single layer of paper towels. The berries are great over cereal or in salads, pies, breads and desserts. They can also be preserved by canning or through jams, jellies and preserves. For more information on home food preservation, contact the extension office. Want a blackberry cobbler but don’t want to make the crust? How about a blackberry crumble? For more information contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 422-4958.

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members aware of Kentucky’s need and encourage them to list their hay on the Web site. “KDA is also going to contact other state departments of agriculture around the country and ask them to let their producers know of our need for hay,� Keene said. “Hopefully, state hay organizations and producers nationwide will participate in our effort to help Kentucky farmers ‘stretch’ their hay inventories for this year. The hay that KDA currently tests will also be linked to this site as you can see when you go there.� Keene said they also hope to have a link on the site in order to help producers source commodity feeds such as dried distiller’s grain and soybean hulls. He encouraged Kentucky producers to think ahead about their hay situation and to check a few already established Web sites such as www.nebraska-alfalfa. com;;;; and

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Mike and Jamie Hamilton of Brandenburg announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Ann Hamilton on July 7, 2007. Kylie was born at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville and weighed 7 lbs., 12 ozs. and was 19.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Billy and Cathy Hamilton of Payneville; Lamar and Janean Fowler of Dalton, GA; and Dave and Ellney Beem of Spokane, WA.

Birthdays Henry Hockman Friends and relatives surprised Henry Hockman on his 80th birthday at Doe Run Inn, Saturday, July 14. Those present were Betty Hockman; Paulette, Larry, and Sarah Whelan; Juanita Meeks of Brandenburg; Faye Sedoris and Joe Urbassik of Lexington; Sylvia Humphrey and Jesse Kennedy of Battletown; Frances and Bennie Bruner of Brandenburg; Dennis and Barbara Hockman of Louisville; Shelia Boutwell of Alabama; Sherry Sedoris of Payneville. Henry was presented with a Kentucky Colonel Certificate and congratulations from Senator Carrol Gibson, and a card from the White House, along with many other cards and gifts. Betty Hockman prepared a great spread of sandwiches and snacks. The cake was furnished by Paulette. Everyone left wishing Henry many, many happy years.

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Rd. Brandenburg. They are having an all-day service. There will be preaching, praying, singing, in the old time way. Service starts at 10:30a.m. on July 22. Dinner will be served at (12:30?). Featured singers: The Preston Family from Custer, Ky, along with local singers. Featured speaker: Brother John Oliver. Come have a good time with the Lord. Will see u there!! •Al-Anon Meeting, 8 p.m., at the Alcohalt House. Meets every Sunday and Tuesday. Call 828-2624 for more information

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•All students entering the 7th and 8th grades that are interested in playing traveling squad football should report to SPMS on July 23rd for practice from 9a.m. to 12 p.m. Players are required to have a sports physical before participating. Bring a copy of physical to practice. •Free Bluegrass & oldtime music jam will be held every Monday from 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. at the Vine Grove Optimist Park on Knox Blvd. Come to play or listen. Open to the public with no amplifiers or alcohol allowed. Crowds are over 100 so far. Bring your own

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Saturday, July 21

•Meade County Library and Otter Creek Park are presenting “Kayaking the Ohio”, 10:00a.m. No cost. Limited: the first 10 to register. Register at the library’s front desk only. Must be 18 or older. For more information call the Library at 4222094.

Tuesday, July 24

•Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion. Come talk about your favorite book of the summer or just come to listen to what others have enjoyed reading. There will be food, drinks, and lots of prizes, so come join us and celebrate the end of our Adult Summer Reading program in the library annex.

Free and open to everyone! For more information, call the Meade County Public Library at 422-2094.

Thursday, July 26

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•Rock Ridge Community Watch Block- Meeting held on the last Friday of every month at 7p.m. at the fire station #2 off of 933. Everyone in the community is encouraged to come! For more information contact George Eid at 270-828-6651 or Lisa Young at 270-828-2018. •Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, REBOS Club. Hwy 79, Irvington, KY. Held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday nights, 8:00 p.m. For more information please call 547-8750 or 547-8752.

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Faith & Values

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‘Love at first sight’ not real love QUESTION: Do you believe love at first sight occurs between some people? DR.DOBSON: Though some readers will disagree with me, “love at first sight” is a physical and emotional impossibility. Why? Because love is much more than a romantic feeling. It is more than a sexual attraction or the thrill of the chase or a desire to marry someone. These are responses that can occur “at first sight,” and they might even lead to the genuine thing over time. But those feelings are usually very temporary, and they do not mean the person who experiences them is “in love.” I wish everyone understood

that fact! The primary difference between infatuation and real love is where the emphasis lies. Temporary romantic attractions tend to be very selfish in nature. A person may say, “I can’t believe what is happening to me. This is the most fantastic thing I’ve ever experienced! I must be in love.” Notice that she’s not talking about the other person. She’s excited about her own gratification. Such an individual hasn’t fallen in love with someone else; she has fallen in love with love! Genuine love, by contrast, is an expression of the deepest appreciation for

another human being. It is her character -- to become an intense awareness of his acquainted with the nuancor her needs, strengths and es of her personality, which I now cherish. The facharacter. It shares the longings, hopes Focus on miliarity from which and dreams of that the family love has blossomed simply could not be other person. It is generated on “some unselfish, giving and enchanted evening, caring. And believe across a crowded me, these are not atroom.” One cannot titudes one “falls” love an unknown into at first sight, as object, regardless though he were tumof how attractive or bling into a ditch. sexy or nubile it is! I have developed a James Dr. Dobson is foundlifelong love for my Dobson er and chairman of the wife, but it was not board of the nonprofit something I fell into. I grew into it, and that pro- organization Focus on the cess took time. I had to know Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado her before I could appreciate Springs, CO. 80903; or www. the depth and stability of

Growing the seeds God plants in us “Some seeds fell on the walkway, some on rocky ground, some among the thorns, but some fell on rich soil and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty fold.” — Matthew 13 I grew up with the belief that “life is something that happens to you and all you can do is to make the most of it.” Feeling victimized by a whole range of powerful forces, I ended up as a teenager like a lot of people I know who have become, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, “feverish little clods of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will devote itself to making them happy.” As I have written and spoken about many times, one day, at the beginning of my junior year of college, I was standing on a fire escape be-

tween classes with a class- ways that I could not have mate friend of mine. Out of imagined! It may have been nowhere, it seemed, these the most important decision I ever made, somewords came out of my mouth, “Pat, I am Encouraging thing I hope to practice until I am dead. so sick and tired of Words Jesus originally being bashful, backcreated the parable ward and scared of cited above as a way life. I am going to do to talk about the difsomething about it, ferent receptions even if it kills me!” people gave to the It must have been seeds of his teaching. a moment of grace, I love this parable a gift from God, bebecause it has a very cause from that day Ronald important message on I decided to quit Knott for all of us. God whining from the has wonderful seeds back seat of life and he wants to plant in to get behind the wheel. I decided to do hard us. We are the soil in which things for my own good and these seeds of opportunity seize every opportunity I are being sprinkled. It occurred to me the other could to enrich my life. It was not a magic deci- day that there is a growing sion and the change did not number of people who are come easily, but that critical making a killing off pathetic decision changed my life in people who have made bad

choices. Suzie Orman, the TV personal finance advisor, is raking it in explaining to stupid people that if you make two dollars and spend four dollars, you are going to end up in trouble. Maury Povich is also raking it in by giving pathetic human examples of bad choices a stage to wallow in the consequences of their bad choices. The thing that all these people have in common is their tendency to believe that they are helpless victims of bad luck and unfortunate circumstances, rather than victims of their own bad choices. Personal and spiritual suicide is the result of saying “no” to your opportunities to grow and change. You are up to your neck in God-given opportunities. Say “yes!”

Overcoming life’s stumbling blocks Once I ministered at a trash cans. When he backed church in southern Kentucky up he hit the pastor’s car. As that had a high bell tower and the new bell ringer stepped an extremely large bell. We up on the sidewalk, he stumrang that bell every Sunday bled and fell. Getting up, he fimorning for Sunday School and at midPastor’s nally made it to the door and told night at the beginning Spotlight front the pastor he was of the new year. the new bell ringer. That bell reminded The pastor greeted me of a story someone the man and then led once told me about a him up the long and pastor of a rather large winding stairs to the southern church that top of the bell tower. also had a high bell The new bell ringer tower. The official bell tripped a few times ringer of that church Randy but finally made it to was transferred out of Johnson the top of the tower town and the church where he immediateadvertised in their church bulletin for a new bell ly stumbled face-first into the bell making a “gong” sound. ringer. One Sunday morning the He then stumbled backwards new bell ringer arrived and and fell down the stairs and while attempting to park next was knocked unconscious. to the curb, he ran into the The pastor called the EMS

and when they arrived, the pastor told them what had happened. The EMS asked if the pastor knew who the guy was and the pastor replied, “I don’t know the man. He didn’t tell me his name but his face sure does ring a bell.” Sometimes, like the bell ringer, at best we stumble and struggle along with life, never knowing what the day will bring. Does it seem like you get knocked down time after time after time? What do you do when life becomes difficult to face? How do you face adversity? There is a story told in chapter 8 of the book of Matthew about Jesus and the disciples in a small boat traveling across a large lake. Suddenly a storm arose and the wind caused the waves to al-

Receive strength from the Lord Revelation 1:9–11 says, “I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet which said, “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.” John was very likely the last of the twelve apostles still living. He was an old man, but his passion for God and his prophetic insight were still very much intact. When John was younger, Jesus had called him and his brother James the “Sons of Thunder” because they once had wanted to call down fire on some of Jesus’ enemies. Now, however, he was the apostle of love: kind, charitable, and patient. His greatest joy was not found in ministering to people, but in ministering to the Lord. Even in his old age, the Roman government considered him a threat, so they had exiled him to the island of Patmos. To John, his exile was not a punishment. One day, while

No matter where you find worshipping and waiting on the Lord, John saw his yourself or how terrible your friend. This time, however, circumstance may be, it is critical that you stay Jesus did not come as in the Spirit. You may the broken healer. He Divine be in a place far away came in the full glory of his resurrection as Guidance from everything and everyone you love. God’s Triumphant You and your famSon. ily may have been Even though John transferred to anhad undergone unother town, or you told suffering, includmay be serving on ing the martyrdom a distant military of many of his best base; everything in friends, his spirit was Dan you longs for what neither embittered Newton you have lost. If this nor broken. The man is where you are, get who had leaned his back in the Spirit! As head on Jesus’ breast at the Last Supper continued you draw close to him, the to maintain his friendship same God who stepped into John’s life on the lonely iswith his Master. The same should be true land of Patmos will step into with us. If we simply draw your life, as well. Through close to the Lord and receive the promises of God’s Word from his strength, we will be and the praises of your lips, transformed, instead of de- you can be lifted to a place where God can speak to you. formed, by our pain. Even though John had Not only will God freshly been exiled to an island, reveal his purposes to you, away from every person he but he will also give you the held close, the Bible says that power to pursue them. Remember: go to the he was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day. In other words, church of your choice this he was not discouraged, an- Sunday. If you don’t have gry, despairing, or disconso- a church home, come and late. Instead, he was filled visit with us at Grace Baptist with thanksgiving for God’s Church. Reverend Dan Newton is provision in his life and open to whatever his Master the pastor of Grace Baptist Church. had to say.

most fill the boat with water. The disciples were frightened because they were in danger of going under, but Jesus was asleep in the back of the boat. How could Jesus sleep in such danger? Because He knew who was in control of the storm. The disciples, being afraid, awoke Jesus and He questioned their faith, spoke to the wind and the waves and there was a great calm. When life gets you down, remember that Jesus is still in control; he is the master of the storm. When life gets you down, just trust in Jesus. His presence always brings a calm. Randy Johnson is the reverend of the Brandenburg Church of God ande also hosts a radio show on WMMG from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday.

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of 3 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Genesis 22:2, whom did God command to sacrifice his only son? Isaac, Job, Noah, Abraham 3. Nearly how many years after Jesus’ death were the Gospels written? 5, 20, 40, 250 4. What pagan woman became David’s greatgrandmother? Sybil, Rachel, Eve, Ruth 5. What’s the middle book of the Old Testament? Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jeremiah 6. What are epistles? Apostles, Temples, Letters, Flocks ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Abraham; 3) 40; 4) Ruth; 5) Proverbs; 6) Letters Wilson Casey’s “Do You Know Your Bible? A Fun Quiz on the Good Book” (Sourcebooks, $5.95) has just been published. (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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After spending a short time digging deeper in their hole, Megan Berry, 19, and Emily Hickey, 13, of Louisville, sift through their dirt to see if they can uncover any ancient American Indian treasures, while Payneville resident and St. Nicholas Academy teacher Jerry Fischer, far right, supervises the digging.

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“It’s neat to think we are the first people to see this since the (American) Indians,” said Louisville resident Jean Hickey, as she and her daughter, Emily, 13, began to see the 2,000year-old dirt they had unearthed. During the first three days of exploration the students uncovered the tips of arrowheads, flint, firecracker rock and Indian scrapers. They also discovered what were believed to be an Indian garbage pit and the edge of a fire pit. The findings will be sent to the Uni-


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programs, beginning with the Freshman Academy, to give the district a smaller feel. “Facility-wise, we’re moving about 400 students to the James R. Allen building, which frees up space in the high school,” Crump said. “The Freshman Academy also wil provide students with a slower transition into high school.” Because of the federal funding being used, there also will be periodic reviews of the school and visits from representatives at GRREC. The freshman year of high school is known to be the most challenging year of a student’s high school career. Tony Norman, Associate Dean for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University, said when the comforting nature of middle school is pulled out from underneath students’ feet, they could have difficulty adjusting to high school. “High school is a different animal than the middle school grades,” Norman said. “It is much more impersonal and students can have a hard time adjusting to high school because the support structures they are used to are no longer there.” He said freshman acad-

versity of Kentucky and the University of Louisville for further analysis. There was an excitement that came with each dig and a new look at what lies beneath the surface. The thrill of discovery is what brought Matthew Pilkerton, 12, from his home in Louisville on Saturday. “I wanted to learn about the artifacts, where they came from and how the (American) Indians used them,” Pilkerton said. The delight of finding ancient materials kept Emily Hickey digging in the dirt during the warm, sunny days. “This is exciting and fun,” she said. “We’ve learned a lot.” While the kids had a blast

getting down and dirty with archaeology, they were also learning a bit of science on their summer break. “This is a young group of archaeologists,” said Debbie Berry-Whalen, as she stood inches deep in a hole helping her children, Megan Berry, 19, and Seth Berry, 13, dig a little deeper. “These kids are groundbreakers (in the field of archaeology).” After a year of planning, the dig was a success and everyone learned something and had fun while doing it. “These people have done real archaeology that will be recognized by colleges and universities,” Fischer said. “They have benefited science.”

emies have been tested by other school districts in the state and have been overwhelmingly successful. “High school has a college-focus, which can make it tough for students not geared in that direction,” Norman said. “But the freshman-only schools provide enough support to help move students through a successful transition.” The transition of the freshmen will be led by Principal Bob Schrader and Vice Principal Chad Butler. “The motto of the Freshman Academy is that failure is not an option,” Schrader said. The high school’s dropout rate is low, a 1.26 dropout rate for the 2005-2006 school year, but Schrader said one student lost is one too many. “We have always looked at where we lose our students and it’s during their freshman year,” he said. “They stay because they have to, but then they dig a deep hole.” The school has established new ideas to implement in order to keep students more engaged and successful during their first year of high school. Students will receive current event e-mails and there will be a focus on math skills and increasing student reading levels. They will also have the opportunity to explore careers, set personal goals, do community service and create résumés. The school will operate on a team system, with three

teams consisting of 140 kids, seven teachers, one instructional assistant, two administrators and other supporting staff members. The students will have the same core teachers all year, which will allow the teachers to better monitor individual progress. With such a vast support structure, Butler said it will be difficult for students “to slip through the cracks.” “We’re going to make it hard for any student to fail, and we’ll do all of it in a positive way,” Butler said. While a bulk of the learning will take place at the Freshman Academy, the students will get the chance to slowly integrate themselves into the high school by having their physical education, chorus and band classes in the high school building. “We want the freshmen to still feel like they are a part of Meade County High School,” Schrader said. “The key to this is relationship-building with the students.” As two years of discussion on the Academy and a year and a half of planning ends, the kick-off to introducing the freshme n to their school will begin on August 9. During the day, there will be team-building activities and a discussion of the school that night to help alleviate any concerns parents may have.

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SPORTS BRIEFS •The Meade County 13-year-old All-Star team scored six runs in one inning Monday to beat Elizabethtown 7-2 and go undefeated in the tournament. “To go undefeated in that tourney is a pretty big accomplishment,” coach David Jarrell said. “It always seems like it’s us and E’town and it’s a credit to the type of baseball we have here in Meade County. Bill Wilson, Joe Carter and the whole league have really been supportive of us and done a great job.” The team tacked six runs on the board in the second inning to set itself up with the win in the Babe Ruth 10th District Tournament Championship. Dalton Morgan and Ryan Bruner each had RBI singles in the team’s first title-game win over E’town. Meade beat LaRue County 12-5 last Saturday, E’town 8-2 Sunday and again Monday to cruise through the tournament. •Youth football signups — Saturday, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in the MCHS cafeteria. Kids in grades 2-4 can sign up for flag football for $35. Kids in grades 4-6 can sign up for tackle football for $45. For more information, contact coach Glen Wilson at (270) 668-9051 •Students entering the seventh and eighth grades that are interested in playing traveling squad football should report to Stuart Pepper Middle School on Monday at 9 a.m. Practice will last until noon. Prospective players are required to have a physical before participating. Bring a copy of your physical to practice. •Fall ball signups — every Friday at the Brandenburg Food Court from 6 to 9 p.m. Players must be 5- to 18years-old and have a copy of your birth certificate if you haven’t played in the league before. •Travis Argabright competed in the junior dragsters competition in Bristol, Tenn., last weekend. Argabright said it rained most of the weekend, which didn’t allow drivers to get many test runs. Argabright went out in the second round. Next up, Argrabright will be at US 60 Raceway in Hardinsburg today, Ohio Valley Dragway tomorrow, and Edgewater in Cincinnati on Sunday.

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Motor sports abound at Meade County Fair By Shaun T. Cox


The Meade County Fair hosts a number of motor sports such as motocross, above, tractor pulls, two demolition derbies, a 4-wheel rodeo, a mud sling and mini-truck pull.

Cards getting no love? Last year, the Louisville Cardinals went 12-1, won the Big East Championship and the team’s first-ever BCS trophy after winning the Orange Bowl over Wake Forest. The team Shaun T. was a secCox ond-half collapse on the road against Rutgers away from playing Ohio State for the national title. Good Call This year, UofL returns its golden armed, Heisman candidate quarterback in senior Brian Brohm. Brohm also will have all of his top targets at wideout back including star receiver Mario Urrutia, and eight of 11 players on the offensive side of the ball have starting experience. Sounds like a recipe for a repeat, right? Not according to the media that covers the Big East, who awarded West Virginia 20 of the 24 first place votes in the Big East Media Poll. UofL didn’t even get the other four — Rutgers received one first-place vote. The Cards did lose some good players off its defense like William Gay, Gavin Smart, Amobi Okoye, Brandon Sharp, Abe Brown and Zach Anderson. But the unit will more likely reload than rebuild. The former coaching staff signed two of the best recruiting classes in the school’s history during the last couple of years. And Kentucky is even being mentioned as a chic pick for a big upset over the Cards on Sept. 15 at

The Meade County Fair plays host to a number of different types of events and competitions every year for all and motor sports are no exception. There are several events to choose from including a 4-wheel rodeo, a garden tractor pull, a mini-truck pull, the mud sling, motocross events, a truck and tractor pull and — many peoples’ personal favorite — the demolition derby. “Meade County is one of the bigger fairs in Kentucky and it’s normally got one of the toughest demolition

derbies there are,” Terry Eaglin, of TE Promotions, said. “There are a lot of guys in Meade County that demo is their hobby or sport and they know how to build cars. When they come to the fair, they’re there to win.” Eaglin’s company, which puts on more than 100 events throughout the Midwest and Florida, organizes the contest, which is Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the Arena for county residents and then again on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to enter. “Our job is to promote it and we write the rules for all the fairs we do and bring in judges to score the cars,” he

said. Our job is to put the show on for the fair board. They provide the arena and the P.A. and we do the rest of it. I’ve done the Meade County Fair for about 10 years.” Eaglin said the derbies draw about 40 entrants, the cars must be 1978 to present day models and the rules are simple — destroy everyone in your path and keep your car running. “You’ve got officials on the track and all cars have to make contact every 60 seconds. If a car quits running, doesn’t hit somebody or gets stuck on a barrier and isn’t

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Senior Casey Hubbard, right, drives the ball looking for a goal. The boys and girls teams traveled to Lexington to participate in the University of Kentucky Team Soccer Camp in order to prepare for the season. By Shaun T. Cox Before kicking off preseason practice, the Meade County boys and girls soccer teams took a trip to Lexington to visit the University of Kentucky Team Camp. According to boys coach Matt Pollock and girls coach Dan Shook, the camp was a great indicator of where their teams stand heading into the preseason. “First of all, I hope it really opened their eyes to see where we are currently,” Shook said. “I think early on it let them see what they’re going to need to do to be competitive against good teams. I think it was important for them to see what level they’re going to have to play at. It was a good way for us to enter

into our first week of practice. It let them get to know each other and start bonding and that team cohesiveness process.” Pollock, whose team is rebuilding after losing nine seniors to graduation, said it was a good chance for his guys to get some time on the field as sort of a tryout at different positions. “Our priorities up there were just to find out what those things we need to work on are — what our strengths and weaknesses are and what type of team we are,” he said. “I think one of the biggest things they got out of it was the playing experience. We really got a good look at where we stand on the field with all of the turnover in players we have. We were able to get a feel for how guys would perform at

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Fiery Stewart can start, stop fires quicker than most DAYTON BEACH — Nobody seems to have the power to start and stop a controversy quicker than Tony Stewart. Stewart, arguably Buddy the most vocal drivShacklette er in the NASCAR Nextel Cup garage, has long been one of the best about cooling off fires as quickly as he can start one. Last week at NASCAR Daytona he ignited a fire following a Lap 14 wreck with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin. Stewart publicly questioned if Hamlin knew what the term “teammate” meant and accused his younger teammate of trying to wreck him two days prior in practice. “I don’t really know if he was crazy frustrated,” JGR president J.D. Gibbs said. “I think crazy frustrated would have been when you’re running in mid-pack and you don’t have a chance to win. That’s when you get really frustrated. I think we’ve been through these issues before and I think he obviously wants to win.


Tony Stewart climbs the fence to the flagstand after winning the race at Chicago. Stewart is known for the controversial things he says. I think for him, the points thing is what it is but he wants to win. That’s what he lives off of because that’s what he grew up with. I think it did bother him some. I don’t think that led to him saying some of the stuff he did last Saturday night.”

Hamlin, reluctantly, took responsibility for the incident, saying he would “be the bigger man.” Instead of leaving the episode down south and at the super speedway, it followed the JGR teammates last weekend to Chicagoland Speed-

way in Joliet, Ill. The situation had ballooned so much that team owner Joe Gibbs delayed his planned vacation to the West Coast and made a pass through Chicago to have a sit-down with his two flagship drivers. “It was a good meeting,” Stewart said. “And the good part was that it was fairly short because Joe can get long-winded sometimes. Joe Gibbs’ strength is that he knows how to motivate people and how to keep a team atmosphere and attitude. It was a great meeting. The good thing is Denny (Hamlin) and I talked and we had a great conversation. Denny is a young guy. And as far as teammates, we’re only a year and a half into our relationship and out of a half-hour meeting yesterday, it’s probably going to make us stronger than ever and today was a good example of that. We worked really well together and will continue to do that.” Gibbs, the head coach of the Washington Redskins and a former Super Bowl winner, is a devout Christian and has a way of motivating players — and in this case, drivers.

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certain positions. We got to try out a lot of different positions — most of them at three different places or more. So, that was a big help.” Shook said his players had the benefit of learning under quality coaches and players who are at a level where a lot of his girls would like to be in a few years. “The coaches there were very good,” he said. “One girl played for South Oldham on several state championship teams and she played for Ole Miss. UK’s current players were really helpful with the girls. “I would have actually preferred more training sessions but they eliminated the afternoon training session to play games instead. So we had a game in the afternoon and a game in the evening, which was a little different from last year when we just played at night.” Junior Kira Hess said she thought this camp was better than the camp the girls went to last year at Murray State. “We had a lot of fun at UK and I think we got a lot more out of it,” she said. “It was more practice, more games and the coaches were into it a lot more. They really helped us individually and the team really bonded, especially with the new girls coming in to camp.” Sophomore Allie Bogard said the UK staff treated the girls to intense, college-


style coaching. “They taught us a lot about what college players learn instead of just what the high school coaches teach us,” she said. “They were a lot tougher on us than what our high school coaches are. They expect of lot out of you and they really expect you to work hard.” Senior Chris Parker said the guys also were tested by the amount of work and how the UK staff expected them to keep up. “It’s a hard camp,” he said. “You’re there for four days and you work most of the day. We had coach (Matt) Wilkerson, who also coached us last year, and he really pushed us. He strived for us to be better just like all the coaches up there do. So you have to learn how to take care of your body and to eat right. You have to really keep rested so when they season comes you’re not hurting.” Pollock said he thought fatigue became a factor as the week went on. “When you go up for several days in a row, fatigue starts to set in and how you respond to that will determine how you play to a certain degree,” he said. “We played well in the beginning of the week but it deteriorated over the next few days. But, that’s a lesson well learned while we were there instead of the first few games of the season where it’s a little bit more important.” Pollock said the level of competition at the camp would benefit his team. “I think the competitiveness of it is what they really stressed,” he said. “To be an

outstanding player at the high school level and to be competitive with the other players, you’re going to have to play hard and compete hard. Nothing is going to be given to you and it’s going to be hard work the whole way. That’s something they really stressed — that you have to be fit to play. They told the guys that when they’re training to train hard and work hard in everything they do.” Parker said playing other teams enabled the guys to learn about each others individual styles. “We have a lot of young guys this year because we had nine seniors that all left,” he said. “Playing a lot of those teams we found out some of our weaknesses and strengths with each other and we came together as a team more. Defensively, we’re trying to come together. We don’t really have set positions yet. We learned to talk more as a team because learning about each other will help us out a lot.” Shook said he was pleased with how hard his team worked. “We worked on finishing — shooting and scoring — one day, which is something we’re going to stress this year because we lost Amanda (McNary) and she was our leading scorer from last year,” he said. “I never had any coaches come and see me about our players not trying. They maintained a good attitude all week and they were receptive to the new ideas that they were given. “I was really pleased with how responsive they were to how they were being trained. The UK coaches

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Senior midfielder Chris Parker tries to make a move past the defense. The boys and girls soccer teams attended the University of Kentucky Team Camp last week. would come over at halftime of the games and talk to them about what they needed to stress the second half and I was really pleased every time with how our girls handled themselves.” Pollock was equally pleased with the ability his team showed to be coachable and take what they were being taught to heart. “They were very receptive and they really have a good listening ear,” he said. “They really learned some things that will help improve their game. The

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Commonwealth Stadium. So what gives? Where’s the love? Most of the questions surrounding the Cards’ season likely revolve around the coaching change that led to Steve Kragthorpe’s hire after Bobby Petrino left to coach the Atlanta Falcons and Michael “Mad Dog” Vick. A decision Petrino is likely wishing he hadn’t made after the recent indictment of his star quarterback for alleged acts of SEVERE animal cruelty. Looking at the schedule, UofL will likely be heavily favored all the way until making the trip to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers of West Virginia. Rich Rodriguez’s bunch is looking at a top-five national ranking in nearly every major poll and rightfully so. The Mountaineers return two Heisman hopeful’s in the backfield in quarterback Patrick White and running back Steve Slaton. If you take two top-10 caliber teams and put them in a game, you have to go with the home team. The next two games will really be telling for the Cards back-to-back BCS hopes. UofL travels to up-andcomer South Florida and then has Rutgers at home — both games UofL should win. So you’re looking at 11-1 — and another likely game in the BCS. So where’s the love?

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Ohio River will host Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division FLW Outdoors TELL CITY, Ind. — The Hoosier Division of the $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League will visit the Ohio River in Tell City, Ind., July 28 for the fourth of five regular-season events. As many as 200 boaters and 200 co-anglers are expected to compete in the tournament, which will award as much as $45,000 in cash, including a top award of $6,000 in the Boater Division. If the winner is a participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program, he will receive a $1,000 bonus from Ranger Boats and $500 from Yamaha if his boat is powered by Yamaha. Ranger will award $500 to the highest-finishing Ranger Cup participant if not the winner, and Yamaha will kick in $250 if the boat is powered by Yamaha. Bombardier will award $1,000 to the winning boater if the winner’s boat is equipped with a qualifying Evinrude E-TEC or Direct Injection outboard. That’s a potential top award of $8,000 for anglers who meet contingency

guidelines. The winning co-angler will earn as much as $3,000 cash. Snickers Big Bass awards of up to $1,000 and $500, respectively, will also be awarded in the Boater and Co-angler Divisions. Anglers may register for the tournament online at or by calling (270) 252-1000. Onsite registration will be held July 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wal-Mart store located at 730 E. Hwy. 66 in Tell City. Entry fees are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers. Rocky Point Marina in Cannelton, Ind., will host the takeoff and weigh-in at 5:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers in each of the BFL’s 28 divisions at the end of the season advance to a no-entry-fee Regional Championship where boaters fish for a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck and co-anglers fish for a new Ranger boat. Seven regional championships will each send six boaters and six co-anglers to the no-entry-fee 2008 Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy, which features a $1 million purse and a top

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At every seminar I perform, People ask me how I got the nickname “Crankin” Crain. Fellow Midwest Outdoors writer Dan Galusha stuck me with this moniker, but the answer is simple and complicated at the same time. I more or less grew up in the Ozarks and was taught to fish by my grandpa who used old, wooden crank -baits and since I mainly fished out of his box, I learned to fish crankbaits. We always caught fish, whether from the massive White River lakes — Bull Shoals, Table Rock and Taneycomo — or from streams I could jump across. Naturally, I grew to love crankin’ as it is now called. There have been a lot of positive changes in tackle and lures over the years but I still always start my fishing day with a crank bait. To me, there is no better tool to find out what the bottom is made of, how active the fish are and how deep the fish are. I most likely have more crank baits than most anglers. I am a lure field tester for several companies so I have the opportunity to try many different types, styles and colors of crank baits. Crank bait revelations As I said before, a crank bait is a great tool for determining the bottom makeup of a lake or rive. I start casting a deep diver. These baits really seek the bottom and dig into it. I can find out if the bottom is mud, gravel, silt, rock or weedy. On my first cast I’ll really dig the bait down into the bottom. Then I look at the diving bill and hooks. If the bottom is rocky, you’ll be able to feel the bait hitting the rocks and bouncing off. If the bottom is mud or silt, there will mud on the diving bill. Gravel will feel like gravel, simple as that, and there will usually be some sand and gravel particles on the diving lip. It’s easy to tell if the bottom makeup is weedy. There will be weeds or moss on the diving bill and hooks. Checking the depth I always use deep divers when fishing crank baits.

The ones I use reach depths of up to 15 feet or more. If my bait doesn’t hit bottom, then I know the water is deeper than 15 feet and there are better lures for fishing in that water. If the crank hits bottom immediately, then I know the water is probably five feet deep or less. If it hits bottom about half way back on the cast, I assume it’s about 10 feet deep, which is perfect. If I pick up weeds, I switch to a different bait or move. Crank baits and weeds don’t work well together with one exception — the Rat-L-Trap. I will trap in weedy areas. I cast it out and start reeling, when I feel the Rattler tick the weeds or feel the added weight of weeds, I’ll jerk the rod tip to tear the weeds off. Plastic or wood? Most baits today are made of plastic and they are very good, but there are also times I prefer wood baits. In clear water or cold water, I like wood. I believe a rattle in clear water can turn bass off. Besides, those treble hooks and hardwares in a wood bait make plenty of noise as they crash over rocks or careen through fallen trees. Wood cranks are denser so their movements are slower; they rise to the top slower and this is an asset in cold water. Not enough anglers fish crank baits in cold water. I guess they believe the fish won’t be very active in cold water. I have taken limits of quality fish on crank baits in 36-degree water. I like a bait that dives in excess of 18-feet and will stay at that depth at a slow to medium retrieve. It’s hard to achieve that depth with a plastic lure. The plastic cranks have built-in air chambers that make them float; these same air chambers keep them from diving deeper. When I encounter goodlooking chunk-rock banks with a depth of 10 feet or less, I’ll throw a fire-tiger bomber. These little, fat baits do a great job of stirring up the bottom and act very much like a crawfish trying to hide under a rock, which bass can’t stand.

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For Sale 2 BEDROOM MOBILE home, partly furnished, central air, county water, total electric, large storage building, large yard. Call 422-2415 and leave a message if no answer. FOR SALE- RV-30’ Class A, 21,000 miles, $24,000. Call 270-828-8319. 1983 PACE ARROW, 28 ft, duel air, generator, new engine, new tires, new refrigerator. Wants $4,595. Needs to be sold!! For more information call 5475627. I N D I A N COLLECTABLES- Dolls, statues, dream catchers, pictures, and much more. Must see! Call 1-270-5475627. 1999 CHAMPION HOME, 14x70, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath. Excellent condition. $12,800. Buyer must move home. Stove, water pump and air tank. Central heating and air. Available in August. 945-9755.

Help Wanted JOIN FORCES WITH ANN’S Cleaning Service to clean offices, homes, in the Brandenburg and Louisville areas. For more information call, 270-4222925 or 270-422-1502, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. W R I G H T ’ S CONSTRUCTION – Now hiring experienced roofers and laborers. For more information call 828-5206.

PART-TIME, HOMEbased Internet business. Earn $500-$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No investment required. FREE details. ROCK & ROLL TRAVEL. Hiring 18-25 sharp outgoing people to TRAVEL the US representing leading publications. Expense paid training. Trans/ Hotel provided, return trip guaranteed. Call today, start tomorrow! (800)482-5189. SEEKING HOST FAMILIES for exchange students. Has own insurance and spending money. Promotes world peace! American Intercultural Student Exchange. 1-800-SIBLING (1-800-742-5464)- www. SEMI-TRAILER REPAIR: Louisville Area. Must have own hand tools. 40 Hrs/ week. Pay based on experience. 502-6377627. SENIOR MARKET! Excellent training, Leads provided. 25 year old company. Unlimited income! 866-769-7964 HOUSE KEEPERS NEEDED- Great working environment. 116 S, Dixie, Muldraugh, KY.

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program. Financial aid if qualified- Job placement assistance. Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.

UNBELIEVABLE!! $43,900 for a NEW 1200 square foot doublewide! Delivered and set on your lot. Call 1-800-645-6448.

ATTEND COLLEGE Online from home. Medical, business, paralegal, computers, criminal justice. Job placement assistance. Financial aid and computer provided if qualified. Call 866-858-2121, www.

S I N G L E W I D E BLOWOUT! 2 New Northern Built 16x80 homes. 3 bedrooms and 2 bath. Delivered and set on your lot for $34,900. Hurry, they won’t last long. 1-800-645-6448.

FOR SALE:. 212 Hardin St. Brandenburg. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, walkout basement, one car garage, fireplace, hardwood floors, large updated kitchen, and new windows. $108,000. 422-1976.

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Medical ABSOLUTELY NO COST to you!! All Brand New Power Wheelchairs, hospital beds and scooters. Immediate delivery. Call Toll Free 1-888-998-4111 to qualify NEW POWER Wheelchairs, Scooters, Absolutely NO cost to you! Act NOW before program ends! Call TOLL FREE 1-800-354-2066.

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ARE YOU TOO BUSY TO clean? Let us do it for you! Free estimates. References avaible. call anytime 270-945-2137.


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Are YOU a great retail salesperson? Do customers ask for YOU? Would your current employer hate to lose YOU because you are their best employee? Does earning more than an hourly rate inspire YOU? Do YOU meet your GOALS? Is FKFCU where YOU see yourself working over the next 5+ years? If you said YOU to all 6 questions, then apply. Visit the “About Us� “Careers� link at, print & complete an employment application, drop off the application at the Brandenburg Branch or email to the address below or pick up an application at the branch. Qualified applicants please submit an application by Monday, July 23, 2007. Starting pay is more than $8.50/hr. The work schedule will be 9:30am-6:30pm, Monday & Friday and one other day in the week according to Branch needs. Future Full-time opportunities are available.

If you own land (or can get some from a relative) you can keep your cash! ZERO DOWN financing available on factory-direct Singles, Doubles & Triples! Need a septic? No problem! We do utilities, too! Limited or no credit OK because we own the bank!

Human Resources Office Fort Knox Federal Credit Union PO Box 900 • Radcliff, Ky 40159-0900 or 3939 South Dixie Boulevard • Radcliff, Ky 40160 Fax: 270-351-0255 Email: Equal Opportunity Employer

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We offer a competitive wage, tuition assistance, scholarship program, generous benefits package and a bank your benefit hours program. We offer opportunities for professional development and upward growth mobility within the company. We are also offering sign up bonuses for RN’s only - $3000 for full time positions and $1500 for part time positions. Applicants must hold a valid KY nursing license and CPR certification. Applicants must have a passion to treasure our elders. Apply in person at 814 Old Ekron Road • Brandenburg, KY 40108

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MEADE COUNTY-Used 16x80 set up on 1.3 acres close to HWY 60. Beautiful lot, home has custom kitchen and master bath. Must see! Only $59,900. Call 1-800-645-6448.

FIRST TIME OFFERED! Lakefront with dock $74,900. 1+ acre lake access $34,900 with FREE boat slips. Spectacular 160,000 acre Kentucky Lake. Excellent financing. Call 1-800-704-3154 ext.1323 KY Land Partners, LLC

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$0 DOWN LAND HOME packages. On your land or ours. Rates as low as 5.99% First time homeowners programs. Call 1-800-645-6448.

8 + ACRE MINI FARM, less than 2 miles from Brandenburg, 1 metal barn with concrete, 1 wooden barn, pond, few trees, $74,500. For information call (270) 547-3843.

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A T T E N T I O N : Homeowners Wanted! Display homes wanted for vinyl siding, windows, roofs, baths. Guaranteed financing! No payments until January 2008. Starting at $99 month. Call 1-800-251-0843.

3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH house. Nice location, ready for tenants. No pets. For more information, call 422-2282. Also 1 bedroom apartment.

I N D U S T R I A L ELECTRICIANS: Electrical contractor is seeking a licensed electrician with a minimum of five yrs. experience in an industrial and controls environment. Excellent pay w/benefits. Call 502367-6151 if interested. Drug Free Workplace. EOE-M/F/D/V

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Report A Crime 270-422-HOPE (270-422-4673)

Illegal criminal activity happening in your neighborhood? Do you look the other way for fear of retaliation from the criminal element? Well, fear no more, the Meade County Sheriff’s Department has set up a phone tip line for you to call to report drug and criminal activity in your neighborhood. The tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed. The Meade County Sheriff’s Department is committed to fighting the drug and criminal problem in our community, but we need your help. Please help by reporting any and all suspicious activity in your area.

The new tip line is 270-422-HOPE (4673).

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TENNESSEE LAKE BARGAIN! 1+ Acre$29,900. FREE Pontoon Boat! Beautifully wooded parcel w/ access to Jimmy Houston endorsed fishing lake! Private lakefront community with free boat slips. Paved roads, utilities, soils tested. LAKEFRONT available. Excellent financing. Call now 1-888-792-5253, x.1281

3.5 ACRES, BEAUTIFUL CREEK front camping site in Meade County. $11,500. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035, www. mwlandforsale. com.

5 BEDROOM HOME, 3 baths, city water, on one acre of land near Brandenburg, a very nice 2002 Doublewide home, located at Shamrock and Glen Lane. $89,900. www. 8282222.

1-2 ACRES restricted houses only Meade Co. near Doe Valley. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035, www. mwlandforsale. com.

WOODED BUILDING LOTS, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, restricted to houses. $24,900 Owner financing available. www. 8282222. NICE 2 ACRE LOT, on blacktop road, city water and electric available. Located on Hwy 1238. $24,900. Owner finance available. www. 8282222. 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 concrete foundation. Located off US Hwy 60 & Hwy 144 on Hwy 333 (Big Springs Road). $89,900. www. 8282222. 1.7 ACRES WITH 16’X 80’ mobile home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vinyl siding and shingle roof, 2 new decks, located off Hwy. $54,900, Owner finance available. www. 8282222. 2.2 ACRES WITH 16’X 80’ mobile home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, outside storage unit, located off U.S. Hwy 60 near Irvington. $54,900. Owner financing available. www. 8282222. BUILDING LOTS IN MILSTEAD ESTATES, located near Flaherty on Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Owner finance available. www.kentucky-land. com 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. www.kentucky-land. com 828-2222. 1.5 ACRES WITH VERY NICE doublewide home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, located off Hwy 79 near Irvington. $69,900. www. 8282222. MOBILE HOME AND LAND, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, good heat and air system, new floors, and carpet. Located in a private area near Midway, off Hwy. 79 and 261. $39,900 Owner financing available. www. 8282222. LAND AND MOBILE HOME near Midway. A 16’ x 70’ home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, very nice located off Hwy. 79 on Hwy. 261. $54,900. Owner financing available. www. 8282222. 4.2 ACRES, LAYS EXCELLENT, open and wooded, city water available, OK for house or mobile home, located off Jennings Knobs Road. $29,900. Owner financing available. www. 8282222. 5 ACRES SET-UPFOR doublewide home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy. 1638 and Hwy. 933 in the Woods. $39,900. Owner financing available. www. 8282222.

DRIVER: DON’T JUST start your career, start it right! Company sponsored CDL training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL? Tuition Reimbursement! CRST. 866-400-2778. DRIVER: OWNER Operators ONLY: Regional freight from Louisville. $1.24pm average! Home often & weekends. Plates available. NOT forced dispatch. Call Max at T&T! 1-800-511-0082.

ALSO 7 ACRES CREEK FRONT in Breckinridge County, nice home site. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035, www. mwlandforsale. com.

DRIVER RECENT 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

1-3 ACRES AVAILABLE in Breck County near Garfield off Hwy 86. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035, www. mwlandforsale. com.

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2 KITTENS. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

CHOCOLATE LAB - 2 to choose - female. Call 4222064 to adopt me!

BORDER COLLIE PUPS need a home - 5 to choose. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

BLACK & WHITE border collie mix - 3-year-old female. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

LONG HAIR ORANGE & white tabby. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

BASSETT HOUND - 2 to choose - 3-yr-old female. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

CALICO CAT. Call 4222064 to adopt me!

BLACK LAB, Maile, 2-year -old named Buddy. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

2-YEAR-OLD Beagle, male sweet dog. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

paintings, lots of arts and crafts, fishing items and much more. Residence of Hubert and Sue Curl. Phone 828-3051. SEVERAL FAMILY GARAGE SALE – Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 8:00 a.m. to ?. Located at 1111 Fackler Road, Payneville area. Signs posted! GARAGE SALE: 1061 Old Ekron Road, Friday, July 20- ?, 8 am - ?, Everthing must go! Clothes, furniture, household items. Lets make a deal!

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DRIVERS- #1 TRUCK Driving School. Training Drivers for England, Swift & Werner. Dedicated runs available. Starting Salary $50,000+ Home weekends! 1-800-883-0171.

16 ACRE MINI FARM in Breck County. Call Marion at (270) 6684035, mwlandforsale. com.

DRIVERS- ACT NOW! Sign-On Bonus 36 to 45cpm/ $1000+ wkly. $0 lease/ $1.20pm. CDL-A +3 mos OTR 800-635-8669

1-6 ACRES IN MEADE County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewide homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. Call Marion at (270) 668-4035,

DRIVERS: CLASS-A & B CDL Drivers needed For local positions some hazmat (2-yr recent exp required) 502-452-1098 DRIVERS- EAST OF I-65 Company up to 42¢ Mile. 1 year T/T experience & good MVR required. Owner Operators 90¢ mile, all miles + FSC Home weekends! 1-800-952-7345

HUNTING PROPERTY in Breck County, 144 acres, $1500 an acre. • 88 ACRES in Fordsville, $1400 an acre. • 38 ACRES McQuady, $51,500.



BLACK & WHITE KITTENS. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

BLACK LAB-ROTWEILER mix, named Max - 3-yearold, great dog. Call 4222064 to adopt me!

Call Lora Beth today at 422-4542!

BLACK & TAN 4-monthold hound, male. Call 4222064 to adopt me!

DRIVERS: REGIONAL Drivers Needed! Company/ Owner Operators, Solos & Teams. Home every 7-10 days. Receive Top pay! Paid Ort. & Sign-on Bonus! Own part of your company (ESOP) EOE/AA Employer TSMT (877)849-9104

• 122 ACRES in Harrison County, Ky. • 367 ACRES in Lewis County near Morehead • ALSO PROPERTY AVAILABLE in Grant County near Lexington, Ky. For more information call Marion at (270) 6684035 mwlandforsale. com..

DRIVERS- UP TO 44¢ mile with 3¢ bonus. Home weekly. Paid orientation. BCBS insurance, low premiums. Class-A CDL required 866-804-2065


DRIVERS: WERNER, Transport America & US Xpress Are looking for 75 driver trainee’s immediately! Good driving record, drug free, earn $700+ weekly. Weekend & evening classes now forming. Reserve your position today! 1-866-2443644

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT WE BUY AND SELL LAND 270-547-4222 MEADE CO. NEWLY remodeled house, small barn on approx. 1 acre, has septic well, large deck. $6,900 DN.

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. 800-246-6305 www.

4+ ACRES, MEADE County, lays nice, scattered trees, beautiful building site, $39,900. 4.5 ACRES IN MEADE Co. 2 bedroom, septic and cistern, electric available, unlivable mobile home, $21,500.

WANT HOME MOST weekends with more pay? Run Heartland’s Ohio Regional! $.45/mile company drivers, $1.15 for Operators! 12 months OTR required. Heartland Express 1-800-441-4953 www.

2 BEDROOM and 2 bath singlewide, Meade Co. on 1.4 acres, has new roof, new flooring, deck only $3,900 down. NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath doublewide Breckridge Co. New flooring, large font porch, sidewalks, permanent foundation, private owner financing.

Yard Sale GARAGE SALE- Fri. & Sat., July 20 & 21. 525 Gumwell Rd., off of HWY 1638 across from Madions Mini Mart and Gas Station, also off Buck Grove Rd. Signs posted. Starts at 9a.m., rain or shine. Lots of collectable glassware and dishes; curtains, bedding. huge collection of seasonable jewelry, movies, old LP’s and lamps. Also new and used shoes, purses and accessory items, framed

Storage ABE’s Country Village Multi-Storage Sheds and Units, About all Sizes Clean, Easy Access from Dawn to Dusk Reasonably Priced 422-2282 Check us out!

Travel DESTIN, FORT WALTON Beach, South Walton & Port St. Joe, Florida. Stay in beautiful beach homes, cottages and condos. Visit website. Reserve on-line! 800-737-2322

Truck Drivers $$CLASS-A DRIVERS$$ Terminals in Clarksville TN, Georgetown and Owensboro KY areas. Flatbed and van freight, planned reloads. Excellent pay, benefits, and hometime. Call 866-417-7387. DRIVERCHRISTMAS in JULY- Move Holiday Merchandise Today... Put $$$ in your wallet today! Daily pay; weekly home time; Medical/ Dental; 401K/ Stock Options. Call Joyce 888-346-4639, 4mos. OTR experience required. Owner Ops: 800-437-5907 www.

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.

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Every Thursday Nite! Buy 1st Order of Wings, Get the 2nd 1/2 Price! 8440 Rhodelia Rd • Payneville 496-4680


Live Bands Every Weekend! Must be 21 with valid ID to enter.


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Meade County Fair Week Special Brew City Appetizer Combos buy one get one free $1 Longnecks Budweiser • Budlight • Bud Select

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor socializing with family and friends, but an irksome workplace situation could intrude. No use grumbling, Lamb. Just do it, and then get back to the fun times. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There's still time for you Ferdinands and Fernandas to relax and sniff the roses. But a major work project looms and will soon demand much of your attention through the 23rd. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your enthusiasm persuades even the toughest doubters to listen to what you're proposing. But don't push too hard, or you'll push them away. Moderate for best results.

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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are rising, and you feel you can handle anything the job requires. That's great. But don't isolate yourself. Keep your door open to your workplace colleagues. LEO (July 23 August 22) A workplace change could lead

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to that promotion you've been hoping for. But you'll have to face some tough competition before the Lion can claim his or her share of the goodies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your rigidity regarding a difficult workplace situation could be the reason your colleagues aren't rushing to your assistance. Try being more flexible in your demands. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That uneasy mood could be your Libran inner voice reminding you that while it's great to be with your new friends, you need to take care not to ignore your old ones. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A sudden spate of criticism could shake the Scorpion's usually high sense of self-confidence. Best advice: You made a decision you believed in -- now defend it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your reluctance to help restart a stalled relationship could be traced to unresolved doubts

about your partner's honesty. Rely on a trusted friend's advice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The capricious Sea Goat is torn between duty and diversion. Best advice: Do both. Tend to your workaday chores, then go out and enjoy your wellearned fun time. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Cutting back on some of your activities for a few days helps restore your energy levels. You should be feeling ready to tackle your many projects early next week. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A co-worker might be secretly carping about your work to mutual colleagues. But associates will come to your defense, and the situation will ultimately work to your advantage. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ambition makes you a success at whatever you choose to do -- especially if it's in the world of the performing arts. (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Meade County Madness 8-year-old All-Star team headed to region play


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The Meade County Madness, above, took second place in the 8-year-old West Kentucky State Championship last weekend at the PCMA Complex in Henderson County. The team played 6 games over the weekend and lost to the Henderson County Crushers, who went undefeated in the tournament, 8-5 in the chamionship game.

Daily Specials: $4.49 Friday & Saturday: Karaoke All Day Saturday: $5.50 Breakfast Buffet All Day Sunday: $6.99 Salad Bar & Buffet (includes drink and dessert) Non-smoking section now available.

Today, the team is in Mount Sterling for regional play against a team from Fern Creek in Louisville.

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RIGHT: Cody Lee charges a fly ball during last weekend's Western Kentucky tournament in Henderson County.

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MySpace: the latest craze From my life experiences, especially now in my teen years, I’ve learned that nothing lasts very long. We fall out of love just as quickly as we fall in it. The shoes you bought last summer are way out-fashioned by winter. There’s a new fad with every season and a new look that everyone has to have. But with all this superficial hype, there seems to be one fad we just can’t seem to shake: MySpace. MySpace is a social networking website that was founded in August of 2003 and it has been growing rapidly since then. An article on Wikipedia claims that MySpace rakes in nearly 80 percent of visits to similartype websites. As with any kind of major pop culture craze, there has been some controversy surrounding MySpace — teens cyber-bullying each other via e-mail, young girls dressing provocatively and posting the pictures up on their site, parents concerned for their children’s safety from online predators, people having their accounts “phished” by hackers and other such issues. That being said, it may seem that MySpace is some hellish creation, but as with all things in life, there are

other instant messaging two sides. The Good: The minimum host, allowing you to talk age for someone to create directly to your MySpace a MySpace account is 14 friends when you are online at the same time. years. For all memAnd because of bers who are 14 or Felicia the upcoming presi15 years of age, their election, profile is automati- Thompson dential many hopeful cancally set to private, didates have created meaning that anyprofiles to campaign one over 18 must be their views on major able to provide the issues and to proteen’s last name or mote younger voters email address beto get involved with fore they can conpolitics. tact them. The Bad: EveryBut 16- or 17year-old members have the one can upload pictures of option to set their profile to themselves for their friends completely private or they to see, to share their life and can set things up to where memories and such, but only members under the some girls are going so far age of 18 can see their pro- as to degrade themselves by posting pictures of themfile. Users can customize selves in suggestive outfits their profile with different or unflattering snapshots of background images, songs, themselves when they were pictures and blurbs about toasted at some party. Beyond that, kids will themselves and their intertype cruel messages to other ests. They can search for old people, things they would friends or browse for local never have the audacity to people in their area or any say to someone face-to-face. It’s as if the distance bepart of the world. You can post a bulletin for your en- tween computer screens emtire MySpace friends list to boldens these teens, making see if you wanted to invite them think that they are unthem to a special event or touchable and can say whatever they please. Some even occasion. Recently, a new feature take this cyber-assault to was added to the site called another level by creating a fake account in their chosen MySpace IM. This feature works as any target's name and putting

up false information about them, such as their sexual preference or any number of things. While many kids do have MySpace accounts, there are some whose parents have forbidden them from creating one. At nearly all public schools, social networking sites are banned because of the Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006. The DOPA act requires libraries and schools receiving specific types of federal funding to stop students from using sites such as MySpace, chat rooms or an instant messaging program while at school. Perhaps MySpace will prove itself as just another fad and will start to fade out or perhaps it will be something that will be around for many years to come. Either way —only time will tell. To all you readers who have a MySpace account, please show some class. Realize that the Internet reaches the entire world. While your drunken or scantily clad pictures may be funny between you and your friends, know that it should stay that way: just between you and your friends. You don’t need to let the whole world see that humiliating side of you.

Stephanie Frazier — Contest Showmanship III — 8th, blue ribbon, Barrels III — white ribbon, Flag Race III — red ribbon Amanda Scott — Stake Race III — 8th, blue ribbon, Poles III — 3rd blue ribbon, Barrels III — red ribbon Brandon Scott — Poles II — white ribbon, Stake Race II — 2nd, blue ribbon, Barrels II — 4th blue ribbon Derek Spink — Contest Showmanship III — 6th, blue ribbon, Barrels III —

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Jena McAlister — Flag Race III — red ribbon, Barrels III — white ribbon, Poles III — blue ribbon, Contest Showmanship III — blue

Alisah Jordan — Mini Showmanship — 8th, blue, Mini Pleasure Driving — white ribbon

Cameron Blair — Contest Showmanship I — 3rd, blue ribbon, Barrels I — white ribbon, Poles I — red ribbon, Stake Race I — 3rd, blue ribbon

Bradee Addison — Jumpers — 7th, blue ribbon, Green Horse 2 Ft. Over Fences — 4th, blue ribbon, Hunter Showmanship I — 9th, blue ribbon Amber Kirchner — Poles II — white ribbon, Contest Showmanship II — 5th, blue ribbon, Stake Race II — blue ribbon, Barrels II — blue ribbon

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able to get loose within that period of time, well then they’re flagged out of the event,” he said. “The demolition derby is won by the last car that’s able to move.” The winner for the incounty derby is awarded $1,000 and a trophy, while second place takes home $300 and third wins $100. The “Open to the World” Derby awards $1,500 and a trophy for first, $500 for second, $300 for third and $100 for fourth. Eaglin said the derbies draw big crowds. “It’s one of those things that a lot of people like to come and watch and a lot of guys like to destroy stuff,” he said. “For them, it’s an area to go out and take their rage out on other cars and whoever’s able to fix their car up and keep it running the longest is the winner. The last person standing is the king.” Next Saturday at 9 a.m., riders young and old will be kicking up dust in the 4-wheel rodeo in the Mud Sling area. Superintendent Neal Allen said there are a couple of different events for drivers to show off their skills. “We have a barrel race, like what you see at a horse show,” he said. “We run in a straight line, like running flags. They do that and there’s another race where riders run with a spoon in their mouth and an egg on the spoon. It’s a timed event and if the egg falls off, they’re out.” Allen said there are about 30-35 riders who compete every year. “There are two classes, the sport class and the utility bikes class,” he said. “They win trophies for first, second and third places. The kids really love it, but we’ve got adults that have run with us since we started this thing that are probably 40-, 45-years-old that wouldn’t miss it for the world. We’ve also got them as young as 4-, 5- and 6-years-old and they really enjoy it.” T.E. Promotions also organized the motocross race, which is this Sunday at noon at the Motocross Track. “Local riders are needed and it’s a day where people can come and have a great day of fun,” Eaglin said. “We have classes for all size bikes and quads. We have classes for the youth, as well as semi-professional riders that are the older people that ride a lot and they just go by who makes the laps around the track the fastest. Whoever wins the motos will take home the first place trophy.” Eaglin said there would likely be a couple of hundred riders who will try their hand. “They start out racing in qualifying heats and people will be eliminated down to the number of spots we have (for the final),” he said. “In the dash for cash classes, they pay cash back on the amount of entries they have and then the top

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It apparently worked as Stewart ran up front all day and despite a 20-race winless drought, he brought the team home a win at Chicago when it needed it most. Stewart led 108 of 267 laps in winning while Hamlin landed a 17th-place finish and remained second in the overall points race. “When you kind of look back, of course, with Tony there’s always a lot of chaos going on,” J.D. Gibbs said. “So you can take your pick. I think for him, he’s passionate about what he does. At times, I think what he’s learned — he has matured over the years — to pick certain battles to fight. Those guys had a chance to get together (Saturday). He’s had some big stuff going on all his life. ” This week the Nextel Cup Series is off and Stewart al-

five in the other classes take home trophies.” On Wednesday, the mud will fly at 7:30 p.m. after the start of the mud sling. Superintendent Denny Humphrey, of Battletown, said it’s more of a mud drag race than it is an actual mud bog. “It’s going to be a mud pit that’s not really deep,” he said. “People run modified 4-wheel-drive pipe-rail cars with nitrous and everything on them. They’re like a rail car but they’re 4-wheeldrive. The pro-stocks — which actually look like a standard truck but are actually a gutted body with a shell sitting down on a frame — they’re unlimited on motor size but they can’t run nitrous or alcohol. It has to be regular fuel.” Humphrey said there are four different classes for the mud sling — the street stock/uncut, super stock/ uncut, the prostock/uncut and the modified/cut. “The modified pays $700 for first place, the prostock pays $500 and each class where you have less money tied up in your vehicle, you get less money to win,” he said. “We’ll probably have anywhere from 50 to 75 entrants. You’ve got anybody from 16 to 50-, 60-year-old guys. All you need is a driver’s license. There will be people from all over — Alabama, Illinois and all over the country to race in the mud races.” Humphrey said another highlight is a dash for cash — through the mud — that women are invited to compete in. “It’s something we started years ago for the ladies,” he said. “It seems to be a big hit and we had about 50 girls run through the mud hole last year. We take a collection from the crowd to raise the money for a pot for them. Then we line them up and let them run through and last year we had so many we had to bust them up into two heats and let the two winners run against each other for the prize. I think it was close to $400 that the girl won last year.” Next Friday and Saturday at 6:30 and 7 p.m., respectively, the fair will climax with the truck and tractor pull in the Arena. The event will include a KTPA Pro Stock 4-Wheel Drive Truck class, an NTPA Light Super Stock Tractor class, an NTPA Super Farm Tractor class and an NTPA 2-Wheel Drive Truck class. Each class will have about 15-20 entrants. Superintendent Jay Miller said the pull is probably the biggest draw of the fair. “It’s the top-notch trucks and tractors that you’ll see anywhere,” he said. “Competitors come from as far away as Texas, New York, Ohio, Alabama and Tennessee. “These are people that are professional pullers and that’s all they do through the summer and on indoor circuits in the winter. It’s the highest caliber pool that you’ll see just about anywhere. We’ve been on ESPN before and we try to make it bigger and better every year.” ready had a plan as to how he will celebrate the off week. First involved was a case of beverage and second was a race later in the week at Macon, Ga. “You have no idea how glad I am to have a week off,” Stewart said. “I’m taking this momentum on vacation. And I’ve got a case of Schlitz that I fully intend on getting to the bottom of the cardboard box tonight, even if I have to do it by myself. I don’t care. It’s going to happen. That’s if I don’t pass out first. You guys laugh at me like nobody drinks Schlitz anymore. If you guys don’t know, I’ll be at Macon (tonight) so that’s part of my vacation. I don’t even know what I’m driving yet. (Ken) Schrader says I’m running a late model. Kenny Wallace says I’m running a modified and I thought I was running a midget. So I don’t know what I’m driving there yet but we’ll figure it out when we get there, I guess.”

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