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The results are in

To view results of Meade County Fair events not posted in the print edition of The News Standard, visit our website at www.

News...A2 Doe Run Inn offers tranquility, history For the second part of a four part series focusing on historical locations in Meade County, Betsy Simon visits Doe Run Inn.


Car, crowd flips for demolition derby Last Thursday’s demolition derby was a rousing success, especially after a driver returned to his vehicle after it flipped over.

Mofield Q&A part 1

Football coach Larry Mofield sat down to talk about the upcoming season and what Greenwave fans can expect. See page B3.

OUTDOORS...B4 A deer population boom

Kentucky hunters eager to begin archery season for whitetail deer will be pleasantly surprised to find that this year’s deer population will exceed that of past years.

VIEWPOINTS...A4 Solid Waste bid rejections is still progress for the future

Deciding not to accept a bid for contracted garbage collection is not a set back, but instead shows the necessary precaution to be expected from county leaders.

OBITS...A5 Infant Ricke Joseph Kaelin, 53 Betty Jean Lawrence, 76 Bettye Jane Miller, 78 Donald Angell, 51 Glenn Hendley, 62 Harold Moore, 70 Jesse Cubbage, 86

BUSINESS...A6 Local woman hopes to help community

A Brandenburg resident has established her insurance agency in a new building in Meade County and hopes to expand her business by providing locals with assurance.

AGRICULTURE...A7 Spreading the wealth A Kentucky native and county extension office have set up an educational program to encourage residents to go out and create their own gardens and help keep the art of gardening alive.

FAITH...A9 Use caution when offering criticism

Criticism may not be the best way to go when trying to point out another person’s parental mistakes, but if it is necessary to, be sure to have invested time into the friendship first, which will make the advice easier to take.

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

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Solid Waste bids rejected By Charles L. Westmoreland

After months of preparing to contract out countywide garbage collection, Fiscal Court made a surprising decision Tuesday when the five bids submitted were all unanimously rejected. The decision came after members of the Solid Waste advisory board met Monday to review bids and make their recommendations to Fiscal Court. One of the bidders, Red River, resubmitted a newer, lower bid after a “misunderstanding” as to which party is responsible for bad debt was clarified. But advisory board members thought it best to not make a decision because of legal concerns of a sealed-bid being changed after all bids had been made public.

“The advisory board … after some questions came up, decided to table the meeting … in order to seek legal counsel on some of the matters,” Solid Waste Coordinator Mark Gossett said during Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting. “It’s important to the people of Meade County we get this right. For us to feel comfortable … we want to make sure up front everything is right.” Gossett said he also wanted to check on the “validity of the franchise agreement” before moving forward. Magistrates agreed that to avoid possible legal complications the process needed to start over. “Personally, I don’t think it is (legal),” said Magistrate Tony Staples. “When you open a sealed-bid you open a sealed-bid. But evidently there were some misunderstandings

of what they were bidding on.” Magistrate Herbie Chism, who was at Monday’s meeting as a liaison for Fiscal Court, believes Magistrates had a legal obligation to reject the bids. “What came out of the meeting last night was making sure what we were doing was 100 percent legal and not subjecting the county to a possible lawsuit … and I think we need to have the county attorney look at this,” he said. “If it means we have to reject the bids and do it all again, I don’t have a problem with that. We need to follow the rule of the law.” County Attorney Margaret Matney was not present at the meeting but Assistant County Attorney Greta Van Noe said her office would

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Family suspects house fire caused by arsonists House’s security camera tampered with night of fire By Charles L. Westmoreland Flaherty residents William H. and Joyce Basham lost nearly everything they owned last weekend when their home caught fire Saturday night. To add insult to injury, two men were spotted at their home two days later while attempting to break into their vehicles parked behind the left-over wreckage they once called home, leading the Bashams to believe the fire was caused by arsonists. They also claim their home wasn’t the first in that area to catch fire. Two other homes near the Basham’s residence at 1745 Hobbs Reesor Road have caught fire in the last year, an abandoned trailer next door and a rebuilt home across the street. The Basham’s also showed signs that their home may have been forcefully entered


The home of William H. and Joyce Basham, located at 1745 Hobbs Reesor Road in Flaherty, burned down Saturday night. The family said their security cameras were tampered with and items inside the house were stolen. the night of the fire. William and Joyce Basham’s son, Jason, chased off the two suspects Monday and claimed he could identify one of the men,” William said. “He told me that if it wasn’t the person he thought it was, then that person must have a twin liv-

ing around here,” he said. William also said a neighbor, who could not be reached for comment, claimed to see two men fleeing the Basham’s residence toward U.S. 60 the night of the fire. Meade County Sheriff Butch

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A pleasure boat collided with a barge on the Ohio River Monday night. The boaters were taken to the dock at Otter Creek Park.

Boaters escape collission with barge Staff Report Two boaters on the Ohio River narrowly escaped injury, or possibly worse, when a barge collided with their pleasure boat just off the Otter Creek Park boat ramp Monday night. The two boaters, both of Shepherdsville, departed from a boat ramp at West Point a few miles away and were water skiing when they noticed the approaching barge around 7 p.m., according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is investigating the accident. The boat’s owner, Veech Sweeney, and an unknown passenger saw the barge heading their way and attempted to move the boat, but with ill-fated luck. Attempts to contact Veech were unsuccessful. “The boat’s operator stopped to get the skier back in the boat, but the boat stalled and they were in the way of the barge,” said Sgt. Myra Minton, of Fish and Wildlife, who was at the scene. “The boaters jumped from the boat before the barge struck the rear end.” The barge’s crew deployed a workboat to retrieve the stranded boaters and also was able to tie the partiallycapsized boat to the barge and eventually secured it to the Otter Creek boat ramp. The accident is still under investigation.

State aims to steer students in right direction New legislation could prevent students from receiving licenses By Felicia Thompson A new law was put into effect Wednesday that will push 16- and 17-year-olds to do well in school. The law can revoke drivers licenses and temporary permits or prevent students from ob-

taining them. Previously ruled unconstitutional in 2003, this new regulation has been reformed and passed as the No Pass/ No Drive Law. It mandates that any driver who receives a license or permit after August 1, 2007 must receive passing credit for at least

four courses, have less than nine unexcused absences and be currently enrolled in high school (or an equivalent alternative school) to keep or receive their license. Students wanting to obtain their license or permit must now bring a schoolissued compliance verification form and a parental consent form to receive their full or intermediate license or driver’s permit. Bill Nighbert, Kentucky’s

Transportation Cabinet Secretary, supports the new legislation but doesn’t think it will be well-received among students. “I’m sure this will not be a popular law with some students, but education serves as a foundation for success in life,” says Nighbert. “If this measure keeps kids in school then the extra work involved for the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Education and school dis-

tricts will be worth it. Part of the process of becoming an adult includes accepting responsibility for your actions and this law holds teenagers accountable.” If a student becomes academically deficient, schools must notify the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The license or permit will be revoked until the student becomes compliant with the

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New traffic patterns aim to minimize congestion Staff report Due to recent renovations at the high school and with the opening of the James R. Allen Freshman Academy, new traffic flow patterns have been established at the campuses and will be implemented beginning August 14. Every MCHS student household will receive a written notice and map in the mail before the start of the new school year. Information will also be provided at the Freshman Orientation held on August 9. “The new pattern is designed to eliminate frustration on the first day of school,” said MCHS Vice Principal David Dailey. The changes will hopefully reduce congestion, frustration and confusion and will also provide safer pick-up and drop-off locations for students. Beginning August 14, morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up times for all MCHS students will take place between the JRA Freshman Academy and the south end of the high school. Drivers will be

instructed to drop-off their students in groups of four or five cars. Once the student exits, the driver will wait to be released with the other cars as a group. Afternoon pick-up will begin at 3:10 p.m., after all bus traffic clears the area. Drivers may enter the JRA Freshmen Academy campus via Bland Street and then veer right around the school building. For access to the Red and Green Lots, drivers should enter through the center access point on Old State Road. For entrance to the Gold Lot, drivers will need to enter through an access point on Greer Street. Drivers may leave JRA Freshman Academy via an exit onto Bland Street or Greer Street. When leaving the Red Lot, drivers should exit onto Old State Road. The exit from the Green Lot will lead onto Old State Road. Traffic exiting the Gold Lot will turn onto Greer Street, then Old State Road. For further information about the new traffic patterns, call the school board at 422-7515.

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Doe Run Inn offers peace, quiet and history Editor’s note: This is the second part of a four-part series focusing on historical locations in Meade County. The third part will run Sept. 7. By Betsy Simon The hustle and bustle of city life can take a toll on the body and mind and leave people longing for the peace and serenity of a quiet, country life. Traffic-lined streets and the buzz of car horns are a stark contradiction to the calm, serene scenery that surrounds Brandenburg’s Doe Run Inn. The peaceful getaway has kept locals and out-of-towners coming back for decades. “The most common word I hear people use to describe it here is ‘peaceful,’” said Cherie Whitman, who’s family has managed the Inn for six generations. “I think all of the history here is what keeps people coming back.” The story of Doe Run Inn can be traced back to the late 1700s when American Indians discovered a stream and


A tranquil stream flows next to Doe Run Inn, which was given it’s name because of the large number of deer that gathered there to drink water from the stream’s banks. admired the large population of deer that gathered at the creek. Indians named the creek what translates in English to “doe run.” Over the years, people began migrating to the area and establishing homes and businesses.

The Inn was built in 1821 but was originally used as a water-powered mill. The mill began facing competition from several other mills in the area, causing it to eventually go out of business. It then was used as a barn until

Doe Run Inn has an elaborate history that can be traced back to the late eighteenth century. It has offered patrons a peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery for years.

years later when it was transformed into the Sulfur Wells Hotel, a summertime family resort. The name and identity of the hotel changed again around 1947, when a new owner took over and turned the summer resort into a traditional hotel and restaurant. Nearly 10 years later, the hotel became known as Doe Run Inn. Today, the Inn is open all-year-round. Though the names and uses of the building have changed over time, the serenity and history of the Inn are what keeps people flocking to the area centuries later. Local residents like Jan Williamson of New Albany and her friend Fran Toler of Brandenburg recently gathered at Doe Run Inn for an afternoon lunch, where they sat in the dining area that overlooks the peaceful landscape and creek. “We came here to celebrate our friendship,” Williamson said. “The view here is just great and we’ve come here many times to spend the afternoon together.” The signs along state Route

448 leading to Doe Run Inn had been catching the eye of Louisville resident John Thompson. He has been driving pass the signs for years and finally decided to stop in for lunch with his wife, Barbara. Between the scenery and great food, John Thompson said he would be back again, probably the following day to share a enjoyable afternoon with his father. “I’ve been driving pass the signs for this place for 25 years,” John Thompson said. “This is about a 40 mile trip for us, but there’s a nice, relaxing atmosphere here and I’ll come back.” While many people go to spend a quiet afternoon eating lunch with friends and family, Doe Run Inn has become the temporary home for Denise McClure and Andy Morroy, who are relocating to the area from South Korea. The Inn has 12 overnight rooms and offers a lot of comfort for weary travelers. “We found this place on the Internet and thought it looked like an interesting place to stay while we look

for somewhere to live,” McClure said, as the couple took a tour of the lower level of the Inn, where they were able to view one of the old mills. Residents can still find many of the Inn’s original structures, such as the mill. Whitman said the one-hundred-year-old features of the Inn are unique and she does not anticipate making any changes to the Inn that would jeopardize the history. “We’ll probably try to increase the porch size and summer seating around the creek, but everything else will probably remain pretty much the same,” she said. Whitman and her husband, Ken, live in a cabin by the Inn with their two children, Alexandra, 9, and Austin, 6. The family loves living there and enjoys operating Doe Run Inn. She plans to keep the Inn running for as long as possible. “The inside has changed from time to time, but most things are the same and will probably stay that way,” Whitman said. “(Doe Run Inn) has been here for so long that I don’t foresee us ever leaving.” For more information about Doe Run Inn and its overnight rooms, dining services or private party facilities, please call 270-422-2982.

Doe Run Inn has welcomed visitors through its doors for centuries.

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

And you can do your part, too. Compact fluorescents use 1/4 the energy of conventional light bulbs. Change the bulbs in your most used lamps to make your home more energy efficient. Contact Meade County RECC for more information.

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law, at which time the student may reapply for their license or permit as long as they present the proper paperwork. Elissa Gagel, a marketing technology teacher at the Meade County Vocation School, thinks this

law, for the most part, is a good idea. “If students’ grades are low because they don’t turn in makeup work or they never show up for class, how are they going to become productive citizens later when they show no work ethic now?� she asked. “People who try harder in school are very likely going to be better, more responsible drivers

when they start driving.� For most teens, having their license taken away will be more of an annoyance than a serious loss, but in cases where a student is in danger of losing their license and it’s necessary for travel to work or other obligations, the law includes a hardship provision. Additionally, students that must have their licenses to meet certain

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Kid’s Day at Grace Baptist Church

family needs may be able to keep their licenses as long as they can prove that it is essential. Hardship situations are handled on a case-by-case basis though. For more information about the law, call the Transportation Cabinet at 502-564-4890 or visit www.

Who: Kids in Grades K-6 What: Fun & Games to get ready to go back to school! When: Saturday, August 11 9:00-Noon Where: Grace Baptist Church )XZt&LSPO ,:

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Teen awarded FOPA scholarship Tiffany McBenge, a 2007 graduate of Meade County High School, received a $500 scholarship from the local Fraternal Order of Police and Fraternal Order of Police Associates. McBenge said she will use the funds to help pay for her college this fall, when she will be attending either Elizabethtown Community College or Kentucky Wesleyan to major in business or law. The local F.O.P. and F.O.P.A. have sponsored the scholarship for the last six years. Only immediate family members of a F.O.P and F.O.P.A members can apply. The students must have a 3.5 G.P.A or better and had to write a 500 word essay on how their education will benefit the community. Pictured are: In back, left to right: Bill Basham, McBenge’s grandfather and member of the F.O.P., Jeanie Basham, grandmother and F.O.P.A member, and McBenge’s mother,Tammy Hardesty. Front 2: Tiffany McBenge received a $500 scholarship from Sue Singleton, the Second Vice President of the F.O.P.A.

Spaw performs at 2007 fair Submitted article by Jerry Greenwell DeWayne Spaw has received impressive feedback from fans and critics alike, with reviews like, “A new artist sure to become one heck of a country entertainer� (Cash Box Magazine, June 1, 1991), “Spaw waves a flag of confidence with this album� (Music Row Magazine, February 5, 1995), and “A great country entertainer... destined to stand the test of time� (Billboard Magazine, June 10, 1998), he has established himself as an artist who plans to be around for a long time to come. His passion for performing has earned him forceful recognition over the years starting with early training as a backup singer at Goldie’s Opry House in Owensboro, Kentucky, when he was thirteen, and the lead role of Ben Rumson in the musical production “Paint Your Wagon.� After attending Indiana State University for two years as a music performance major, DeWayne’s love for performing drew him back to the stage. He soon landed a cast position at Holiday World Theme Park in Santa Claus, Indiana. DeWayne attributes his two seasons at Holiday World to fine tuning his

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DeWayne Spaw enters the crowd and reaches out to shake hands with a fan while performing at the Meade County Fair last week. showmanship. “Performing six shows a day to over 2,500 people helped me develop my own singing style as well as develop excellence stage presence.� During the next three years, DeWayne recorded two country albums, “Northern Born, Southern Bred� and “Stick To Your Guns� and toured the midwest in their support, with performances at state and county fairs, festivals and IPRA and PRCA rodeo events, opening shows for top country performers such as Clinton Gregory, Jo Dee Mecina and Tracy Lawrence, and performed on the Grand Ole Opry Gospel Show. Now with the new year, comes a new album. “Read

‘Em And Weep,� DeWayne’s third album release, has hit the streets and with it a new collection of songs has emerged. Songs DeWayne says are based on his true life experiences. “As an entertainer, my goal is to help the audience draw a picture so clear and vivid, that they can relive every detail of the experience. That’s a difficult thing to do, so the best way to achieve that goal is to write about the things I can relate to or actual circumstances I have experienced.� DeWayne has no problem doing just that. With two previous album releases and supporting tours under his belt, DeWayne is reaching his goals as an entertainer and as a songwriter.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH • 10:00AM EDT LOCATED IN MEADE COUNTY at 1600 Hwy. 79, Brandenburg, KY. From the Meade Co. RECC headquarters on the By-Pass road, take Hwy. 79 about Ÿ mile to the property on your left. BARR REALTY & AUCTION CO., INC. has been selected by Rick and Patty Givans to conduct this Absolute Auction. Auctioneers Mark Barr, Stephen Barr, Jamie Barr and Apprentice Chris Barr with offices in Hardinsburg and Brandenburg, KY. ORDER OF AUCTION: Selling at 10:00 a.m. sharp will be 48 acres to be sold in 2 parcels.

48 ACRES SELLING IN 2 PARCELS Located 1500 feet from the city limits

LORD Corp. to expand operations in Bowling Green, create 80 jobs FRANKFORT, Ky. — State leaders announced Thursday that LORD Corp., a global developer and manufacturer of products and technologies for the vehicle and equipment industry, will expand its manufacturing facility in Bowling Green. The $3 million investment will result in up to 80 new full-time jobs. The Bowling Green facility, which manufactures shock, vibration and noise control products for the vehicle and equipment industry, will handle the increased production as part of the company’s five-year strategic plan. “LORD Corporation is pleased to partner with the greater Bowling Green area and the state of Kentucky

to support our business growth,� said Rick McNeel, president and CEO of LORD. “The tax benefits offered by the state of Kentucky, together with LORD Corporation’s commitment to continuous improvement, will allow us to maintain a profitable business in a competitive world environment.� LORD broke ground on its Bowling Green facility in 1974 and began producing shock and vibration control components for truck, automotive, off-highway, recreational and industrial equipment markets. The plant has grown steadily to more than 160 employees. The company has continuously invested capital in modern equipment

and facilities to maintain a safe work environment and competitive cost structure in Kentucky. LORD is a privately held company with headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $630 million. In addition to products made in Bowling Green, the company formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives and coatings, and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. The company has plants in nine countries, offices in more than 15 major business centers and 2,400 employees worldwide. Visit for information.

Selling will be approximately 48 acres of open and pasture land. It will be sold in 2 parcels of about 23.8 and 24.7 acres each. Both parcels have paved frontage on Hwy. 79, each have ponds and county water is available. Property is zoned R-1 residential, for houses only. This property is located only 1500 feet from the Brandenburg city limits. Property located this close to town has not been offered at auction since the Haynes Estate was sold in 1996. This is an excellent location and a rare opportunity to purchase real estate in Brandenburg. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: $10,000 down per parcel with the balance due by Sept. 5, 2007. BUYERS’ PREMIUM: A 10% buyers’ premium will be added to all winning bids to determine the final selling price. TAXES: Prorated for 2007. IMPORTANT NOTICE: All property sold “as is where is� condition with no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. Although information has been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, neither the seller nor the auctioneer makes any warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information herein contained. It is for this reason that buyers should avail themselves of the opportunity to make an inspection prior to the auction. All announcements from the auction block take precedence over any printed material or any oral statements made.



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Solid Waste bid rejections is still progress


fter eight months of Meade County officials contemplating and working diligently toward contracting out trash collection, things ended anti-climatically on Tuesday when magistrates decided not to decide — yet. Spurred by legal concerns, Fiscal Court voted unanimously to reject all bids and to begin the bidding process all over again. And while the decision to do so will inevitably delay handing over trash collection to a contractor by Oct. 1, as previously planned, the decision in no way should be considered regression when looking at the big picture. Sealed bids from five garbage collection companies were opened several weeks ago but one contractor, Red River, misinterpreted the bid package and submitted a newer, lower bid after all the bids had been made public — creating a legal quagmire for county officials to sort out. Rather than accept a bid and open itself to possible legal action, Solid Waste advisory board members decided legal counseling was needed before progressing forward and accepting a bid package — and members of Fiscal Court agreed. But the delay in selecting a contractor is not a set back, but instead is a sign of progression. Deciding not to select a contractor shows the kind of precaution and forward-thinking residents should expect from their elected leaders. Making a decision on Tuesday very well could have meant making a bad, and possibly costly, choice somewhere down the road. It also proves the newly-created advisory board has the necessary wisdom and foresight to counsel magistrates when making such decisions. The same type of preemptive decision-making demonstrated by Fiscal Court, the advisory committee and Solid Waste Coordinator Mark Gossett this week could have spared county officials and residents numerous headaches in the past — including the decision to enter the solid waste business in the first place. When asked if the county can afford to delay a decision three more months, Magistrate Tom Goddard replied with another question: “Can the county afford to make a bad business decision?” In Goddard’s question lies the answer. The county can’t take the chance of landing itself in a legal battle. By not making a decision now officials can ensure a correct (and legal) choice is made at a later time.

GA hopes to lure coal company FRANKFORT – As many of you know by now, leaders of the state House and Senate resolved many of their differences last week regarding the special legislative session that Gov. Ernie Fletcher called on July 5. Barring any roadblocks, then, the General Assembly is now set to adopt a farreaching energy proposal in mid-August that should lure a $3 billion dollar coalto-natural gas plant to Kentucky. The breakthrough came in a meeting last Wednesday that was set up by House leaders, with Gov. Fletcher, Senate leaders and other state officials attending. Peabody Energy’s CEO and another leading company official gave strong assurances that they would support Kentucky as the sole location for a study to determine the feasibility of the natural gas plant. That study is expected to be complete by next year. Assuming it becomes law, the solution legislators will consider will give Kentucky

a solid chance to compete all of what we are now confor a facility that would sidering for this upcoming use a significant amount of special session. That legislation was stopped coal, create many when Senate leaders high-paying jobs and provide a home- Jeff Greer called off last-minute negotiations. grown fuel to offset Under the agreesome of the counment reached last try’s dependency Wednesday, the on foreign energy House and Senate sources. Although were scheduled to it is too soon to say meet on Monday this what the final legislative package will Legislative week to formally end the session called on look like, early indiUpdate July 5th. Details of cations are that any a proposed energy incentives would be bill will then be hamclosely aligned with Peabody’s actions. In other mered out in time for a new words, the company would special legislative session only qualify if it met certain set for Aug. 13. If all works as planned, a bill could be benchmarks. It is important to note signed into law five days that the House of Repre- later. Many of my House colsentatives has worked hard to bring alternative energy leagues and I will not acplants to Kentucky. The cept any session pay for the law sponsored by the House month of July, and will return in 2006 has already helped that money to the state. We Peabody and similar com- should not be paid for a sespanies do some preliminary sion that was prematurely work, while our efforts dur- called, with no agreement ing the 2007 Regular Session on what should be done, early this year would have and with many items that, accomplished much if not while important, are not an

emergency and should be handled through the traditional legislative process. Now that we have more assurances from Peabody, we in the House believe that a special session on this energy issue alone is warranted. Although there has been a lot of heated debate during the last month, this compromise will help Kentucky in many ways, if it holds as I hope. A better working relationship between the legislative and executive branches is crucial if we are to accomplish all of Kentucky’s needs in the future. I appreciate those who have followed this process and let me know how they feel. If you have any thoughts as well about these issues, I would like to hear from you. My address is Room 351E, Capitol Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also leave a message for me or for any legislator at 800-372-7181. For the deaf or hard of hearing, the number is 800-896-0305.

Priority Group 8 still in limbo If you applied to the Veterans Affairs department for health care and were given a Priority Group 8 rating, on the surface that means you’re probably doing pretty good: decent health and decent income. Those are the two parameters by which they determine whether you get that rating: no service-connected illness and adequate income. Below the surface, however, maybe things aren’t so good. There are both a financial means test and a geographic test, and if you live in an expensive area perhaps you aren’t doing that well after all. As for health, we learned a long time ago that certain problems, like the impact of Agent Orange, can take years to surface. The House Veterans Af-

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Freddy Groves Veterans Post fairs Committee held a meeting on Priority Group 8 membership, wherein it considered lifting the 2003 ban against treating Group 8 veterans. According to a survey, there are 1 million Group 8 veterans waiting to enroll. Meanwhile, next year’s VA budget passed in the House of Representatives with $6.7 billion more than this year, and the bill went to the Senate. Here’s how some of that money is earmarked: Medical Services: $28.9 billion, $3.4 billion more than the 2007 budget; VA Health Administration: $37.1 billion, up $4.4 billion over 2007; Mental Health and Sub-

stance Abuse: $2.9 billion, up $100 million from 2007. Unfortunately, the bill specifically says that the VA shall “establish a priority for treatment for veterans who are service-connected disabled, lower income, or have special needs” and “give priority funding for the provision of basic medical benefits to veterans in enrollment priority groups 1 through 6.” There’s no mention at all about groups 7 and 8, those designated as having adequate income and passing or not passing the geographic means test. Not a single word. 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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Donald Wayne Angell Donald Wayne Angell, 51, of Vine Grove, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father Harold J. Angell. He is survived by his wife Carolyn J. Angell of Vine Grove, his mother Gloria Turner Angell of Crestwood, four siblings Linda Angell Ashcraft, Harold William Angell, James Carl Angell and Robert Michael Angell all of Louisville, three nieces, five nephews, one great niece and six great nephews. A memorial service will beheld at 5 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home, Vine Grove, with Brother Arthur McCann officiating. Cremation was chosen by the family. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his wife Carolyn J. Angell P.O. Box 370 Vine Grove, KY 40175. Condolences can be expressed online at

Jesse W. Cubbage Jesse W. Cubbage, 86, of Radcliff, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown. Mr. Cubbage was a veteran of World War II. He retired as a mechanic from Snead Chevrolet in Radcliff. His memberships include: 50 year member of Barker Masonic Lodge #129 in West Point; and Muldraugh Baptist Church where he was Deacon Emeritus. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son; four brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Corinne Haycraft Cubbage; a daughter, Bev Cubbage of San Francisco, Calif.; one son, Joseph D. Cubbage and his wife Barbara of Radcliff; a grandson, Doug Lucas and his wife Tiffany; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Kristen; two sisters, Emma Jean Dockery and Kathryn Moyer; and three brothers, William, Norman and Richard Cubbage. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with Reverend David Sullivan officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) in the Clarkson Cemetery in Clarkson, Ky. The visitation will be on Friday from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Muldraugh Baptist Church, P. O. Box 397, Muldraugh, KY 40155. The guest register may be signed at www.

Glenn Hendley Glenn Hendley, 62, of Radcliff, died Monday, July 30, 2007 at his home. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Tom Hendley; and a sister Kay Foster. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Ditto Hendley; two sons, Damon Lee Hendley and Brian Jay Hendley and his fiancé, Teresa Coy all of Radcliff; two grandsons, Adam Wade Hendley and Brent Alan Hendley both of Radcliff; three brothers and their wives, Tommy and Vivian Hendley of Louisville, Billy and Via Hendley of West Point, and Julian and Alice Hendley of Radcliff; a sister and her husband, Joyce “Nikkie” and Marion Henderson of Rineyville; and a brother-in-law, Larry Foster of Shepherdsville. The funeral service with military honors was held Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with Reverend Ron Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central at a later date. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to: James Graham Brown Cancer Center, 529 S. Jackson St., Louisville, KY 40202 or Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, 2501 N. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff, KY 40160. The guest register may be signed at www.

Joseph Casper Kaelin Mr. Joseph Casper Kaelin, 53, of Vine Grove, died Thursday, July 26, 2007 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown. He was born July 17, 1954, the son of Casper Minrod and Mary Louise Peak Kaelin. Mr. Kaelin was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sandy Kaelin. He is survived by Bobby Carter, four sisters, Christine Murphy, Louisville, Joyce (Bill) Straney, Flaherty, Betty (Darrell) Higdon, Leitchfield, and Rennie (Bennie) Sims, Clarkson, Ky., one brother, Bill (Mary) Kaelin, Stith Valley, Ky., and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Flaherty, with Reverend Paul Beach, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Hager Fu-


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Betty Jean Lawrence Mrs. Betty Jean Lawrence, age 76, of Friendship House, Louisville, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the Norton Hospital Hospice in-patient unit, Louisville. She was born March 2, 1931, the daughter of William Howard and Evelyn Gillispie Mitchell. Mrs. Lawrence is survived by four children, Harold A. Scott, Jr., Payneville, Carol Jean Dove, Hardinsburg, Joyce Ellen Scott, Louisville, Julia Van Fleet, Georgetown, Ind., two sisters, Louise Cruse, Radcliff, Doris Fri, Springhill, Kan., 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg, with Reverend Ron Lile officiating. Burial was in Parr-Frans Cemetery, Battletown, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.

Bettye Jane Miller Bettye Jane Miller, 78, of Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, North Carolina, formerly a resident of Doe Valley and Oaklandon, Indiana, passed away Friday, July 27, 2007. Mrs. Miller was born in Hurts’ Woods, on the west side of Indianapolis, on December 21, 1928, to William and Mamie Hurt. Bettye Jane was the youngest of seven children, attended Warren Central High School, and graduated from Goshen High School. Mrs. Miller was married to the late Dr. Joseph Arthur Miller, and lived in Oaklandon, for most of her married life, where she and Dr. Miller raised four daughters. Mrs. Miller lived a faith-filled life and was a member of Oaklandon Christian Church and Brandenburg United Methodist Church. She, along, with “Dr. Joe,” founded “The Den,” an outreach program for children of Oaklandon. Mrs. Miller was a lover of books and owned and operated The Word Center, a Christian bookstore in Oaklandon. As an innkeeper, she hosted many guests in her Oaklandon bed and breakfast, “The Barn House.” An avid gardener, animal lover, and homemaker, Bettye Jane dedicated her life to her church, family and community. Mrs. Miller is survived by her four daughters and their spouses, Billie Lou and Robert Clarke, Jane Ellen and Ray Wolf, Eleisabeth Anne Miller and Daniel Messner, and Aime Jo and John Palmer; eight grandchildren, Tanya and Andrew Wildish, Brian Clarke, Megan and Gary Crunkleton, Ryan Wolf, Gabrielle Miller-Messner, Genesee Rickel, Lauren Rickel, and Roisy Rickel; and four great-grandchildren, Drew Wildish, Shelby Wildish, William Wildish, and Mimi Kohler. She also leaves a brother, Paul Ted, and wife, Ruth Hurt of New Bern, North Carolina. On Wednesday, August 8, 2007, a memorial service will be held for friends at the gazebo of Camden East, in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, North Carolina, at 5:30 p.m. Flowers may be sent to Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home, 205 High Street, Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108, or Oaklandon Christian Church, 6401 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. 4527, New York, New York 10163 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718. On-line condolences may be made at

Harold Ray Moore Harold Ray Moore, 70, of Irvington, died Saturday, July 28 in Medco, Hardinsburg. He was born in Harned, Ky. on June 9, 1937 and the son of Raymond “Blue” Moore and Dora Oldham Moore. He was the owner of Moore’s Eletric and a member of Hill Grove Baptist Church. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed coon-hunting. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Morton Moore of Irvington; two sons, Darryl of Sellerburg, Ind., and Rodney of Vine Grove; one daughter, Rhonda Hobbs of Irvington; one brother, Noel Moore of Harned; one sister, Nora Lawson of Guston; three stepchildren, Barbara Heck of Webster, Charles and Christopher Morton both of Irvington; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and three step-grandchildren. His service was held on July 31, 2007 at Alexander Funeral Home.

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Selling society's 'silent-do-gooder' By Betsy Simon The world is full of unexpected events. People try their best to prevent unforeseen incidents, like car accidents or home fires, but sometimes the inevitable will happen. In an effort to give people reassurance when unexpected disasters occur, Brandenburg resident Rita Moore has established her own American National Insurance Agency to help area residents stay a step ahead of life’s surprises. “I’m a firm believer in insurance coverage of all types because it keeps people from losing everything they have,” she said. “Most people complain about having to pay for insurance, but when it boils down to it, insurance is one of the best things people can have.” Moore, who has worked in the insurance industry for 21 years, has been with the American National Insurance Company for the last seven years and recently opened a new office in Brandenburg to house her agency. “I started out in the industry working part-time with Breckinridge Insurance,” she said. “I’ve tried working in other industries, but I just like this line of work.” Moore said she decided to take over as the owner of her own agency because she likes being her own boss. “I work best for myself and always have,” she said. “I guess it has to do with the independence my parents taught me.” In the middle of June, Moore moved her agency to its new location at 610 High Street in Brandenburg in the hopes of taking it all the way to the top. She said the growth of the business could lead her to someday hire another agent. “It’s been really exciting to move in here,” Moore said. “The agency has expanded and I wanted a bigger place because I’m in this for the

The Apple iPhone came out recently, and within hours the scam artists were up and running. The very next day, a fast check of iPhones on one of the major online auctions sites netted 10,701 listings. Considering what it costs, you really have to wonder about the auctions that offer an iPhone for a starting bid of 1 cent. Or the one that was auctioning off envelopes containing “chances” to win an iPhone. One entrepreneur was even selling the bottles of water that were handed out while people waited in line. Somehow that inexpensive water might be a better deal than bidding on a fuzzy photo of what might or might not be a real iPhone. Try as they might, the online auction companies can’t find and remove every scam listing that’s placed on their


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ple person.” Barger has been with the agency since March 2007 and comes to the company with prior insurance experience. Barger said she constantly receives feedback about the quality service customers have received at the agency. “I hear a lot of people say that Rita (Moore) takes good care of them,” she said. “We treat the customers like family because you get to know everyone that walks through the door.” But the service and goodwill provided at the agency hardly ever stops at the door. Moore said the insurance business is difficult to separate from, even after business hours. “It’s hard to go places without people coming up and asking about their policies or having other questions, but I love my job,” she said. “It’s not as exciting as being a doctor, but I like to think of insurance work as society’s ‘silent-do-gooder’.” For more information on Rita Moore’s American National Insurance Agency in Brandenburg, call 422-7200 or stop into the office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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communities in bordering Tennessee. “I know for a fact that there is a garden in New Tazewell, Tenn.; there is one in Harrogate, Tenn.; there is one over in Speedwell, Tenn. and there is even one across the street from me,” Biggerstaff said. Part of that widespread success is attributed to Biggerstaff’s organic gardening column which appears in many local newspapers. Bell County extension personnel and Biggerstaff are proud of the raised-bed gardens they helped start at the Ferndale Housing Project in Pineville this spring. With the help of the project’s maintenance staff, they put in three beds that have yielded onions, beans and soon tomatoes. In a fourth bed, started with some left over dirt from the first two beds, residents planted cucumbers and squash. Ferndale resident Sharon Jenkins is excited about the garden and is learning from Biggerstaff and others in the Bell County extension office. “It gives us something to talk about,” Jenkins said. “It’s just really been a boost here, it’s been wonderful.” The project has been a team effort in the Bell County Extension office. Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program assistants Gail Brock and Brenda Harris have worked together to teach people about good nutrition and cooking classes. Rebecca Sharp, Bell County

extension agent for family and consumer sciences, plans to teach canning classes as more produce is harvested. Biggerstaff believes people of her generation should pass the knowledge of gardening on before it becomes a lost art and that is what she is trying to do with willing participants. “We have just got to pass this word on now while we can and we are here to do it,” Biggerstaff said. An example of willing participants is Blaine Boatright and his son Daniel, who put in one raised bed in the backyard of their Middlesboro home. It was their first attempt at gardening, and they have successfully grown green beans, which they have already enjoyed. The Boatrights also have three tomato plants growing in an old tire in their front yard. Blaine Boatright said he would not have gotten into gardening without Biggerstaff’s encouragement. “The beans have been mighty tasty and we look forward to having tomatoes,” he said. White said the extension service purchased plants that Biggerstaff started for the project at her home in a greenhouse. Seed and other plants also were donated. “We couldn’t do this without Pat,” White said. “She’s got the know-how and she has done it forever, and she’s willing to give her knowledge to anybody and everybody that comes along.”

Commodities Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, July 30, 2007 Receipts: 476 head Compared to last week: Slaughter Cows: Steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter Bulls: Mostly steady. Feeder Steers and Heifers Under 600 lbs: Steady. Feeder Steers and Heifers Over 600 lbs: 5.00 lower. Slaughter cows: % Lean Weight Price Breaker 75-80 1110-1680 47.00-56.00 Boner 80-85 910-1170 42.50-50.00 Lean 85-90 725-1000 34.00-42.00 Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. Weights Carcass Boning % Price 1 1490-1965 79-80 64.50-68.50 2 1835-1995 76-77 58.50-61.00 Feeder Steers: Feeder Heifers: Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 Medium and Large 1-2 Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Price Range 200-300 113.00-121.00 300-400 115.00-121.50 200-300 130.00-142.00 300-400 106.00-117.50 400-500 115.00-126.00 300-400 124.50-135.00 400-500 105.00-114.25 500-600 105.00-115.50 400-500 125.00-132.75 500-600 100.00-107.50 600-700 95.00-99.50 500-600 112.00-123.00 600-700 95.50-100.00 700-800 87.50-93.50 600-700 99.00-108.50 700-800 80.00-88.50 800-900 79.00 700-800 89.50-93.50 800-900 70.00 900-1000 80.00 Medium and Large 2 200-300 115.00-129.50 300-400 110.00-122.50 400-500 106.00-115.50 500-600 92.50-109.00 600-700 86.00-91.00 Small and Medium 1 500-600

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Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Shacklette Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Shacklette of Brandenburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and 78th and 80th birthdays Saturday, June 23, 2007 with a reception at the Baskett House hosted by their daughter, Brenda Hancock of Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Shacklette is the former Norma Jean Norton of Webster. Mr. Shacklette was born and raised in the Little Bend community and is retired from Olin Corporation. They have two grandchildren, Brian Hancock of Birmingham, Ala. and Beth Hancock of Atlanta, Georgia; and a son-in-law, Doug Hancock of Dothan, Ala. The Shacklettes would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to their family and friends for sharing this special time with them.

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The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Ashley Stull from Brandenburg, Kentucky has been named a United States National Award Winner in Business Education. This award is a prestigious honor very few students ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students. Ashley Stull, who attends Meade County High School, was nominated for this national award by Paul Fowler, a teacher at the school. Ashley, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s official Yearbook which is published nationally. “Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than before in America’s history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,” said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of United States Achievement Academy. The academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student’s academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a qualified sponsor. Ashley Stull is the daughter of Travis and Allison Stull from Brandenburg, Kentucky. The grandparents are Martin and Judy Miller of Brandenburg, Kentucky and Paul and Audrey Stull of Payneville, Kentucky.

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Abigail Grace Lee Daniel Lee and Ashley Maddle of Vine Grove, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Grace Lee, on July 7, 2007 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches long. Grandparents are Michael Lee of Vine Grove, David and Wanda Maddle of Vine Grove, and Amanda Cain of Brandenburg. Great-grandparents are Billy and Hiroko Surface of Vine Grove.

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Chelsea Stull from Brandenburg, Kentucky has been named a United States National Award Winner in Business Education. This award is a prestigious honor very few students ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students. Chelsea Stull, who attends Meade County High School, was nominated for this national award by Paul Fowler, a teacher at the school. Chelsea, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s official yearbook which is published nationally. “Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than before in America’s history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,” said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of United States Achievement Academy. The academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student’s academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a qualified sponsor. Chelsea Stull is the daughter of Travis and Allison Stull from Brandenburg, Kentucky. The grandparents are Martin and Judy Miller of Brandenburg, Kentucky and Paul and Audrey Stull of Payneville, Kentucky.

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•Ancestral Trails will hold a meeting on Friday, when John Lay will present a program on the “History of Elizabethtown and Hardin County.” Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 270-862-3209.

•Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club for firefighters station 33 Kentucky 3 Fort Knox Area presents 2nd Annual Bourbon Fun Run, starts at 11:00a.m., starts and ends at the Steel Horse Saloon, 14009 Dixie HWY, Valley Station. Will stop at the Jim Beam Distillery American Out Post, Heaven Hill Distillery, and Rainbow Liquors. Match card poker at each stop, 50/50 Jack pot and door prizes. All proceeds go to charities supported by Fire & Iron Station. Fee is $5 per person. Sign-ups from 9-10:55a.m. the day of run. •6th Annual Limeberry Race, kid’s zone available for children, distance-5K Run/1mile walk. LocatedYMCA of Harrison County, 198 Jenkins Court NE, Corydon, IN 47112, starts at 8:30a.m. Contact emann@ or 812-734-

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Wednesday, August 8

•Ekron Elementary Open House. Open form 5:30 p.m.7:00p.m.

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Friday, August 3, 2007

Faith & Values

Offer advice, not criticism, to parents QUESTION: I have a friend whose children drive me crazy. They are the most undisciplined brats I’ve ever seen. We can’t even talk when they are around. I would love to help my friend with a few disciplinary tips. How can I do this without offending her? DR. DOBSON: When you want to point out a flaw or shortcoming in someone else’s behavior or character, you do it the way porcupines make love: very, very carefully. Otherwise, you’re likely to lose a friend. Pointing out parenting mistakes in others is even riskier. You’re liable to get your ears pinned back for trying it - even when your motives are honorable and you have a child’s interest at heart. That’s why I never offer unsolicited advice about other people’s children, no matter how badly I think it is needed. If you insist on telling the other mother what she doesn’t want to hear, let me suggest that you first invest some time and effort in your

friend. When a relationship of confidence has been carefully constructed, you’ll have earned the right to offer her some gentle advice. There are no shortcuts to this process. QUESTION: If it is natural for a toddler to break all the rules, should he be disciplined for routine misbehavior? DR. DOBSON: Everything depends on how misbehavior is defined. Toddlers get in trouble most frequently because of their natural desire to touch, bite, taste, smell and break everything within their grasp. However, this “reaching out” behavior is a valuable means of learning and should not be inhibited. I have seen parents punish their 2-year-olds throughout the day for simply investigating their world. This squelching of normal curiosity is not fair to the youngster. It seems foolish to leave an expensive trinket where it will tempt him, and then

scold him for taking the appropriate! A few minutes bait. If “little fat-fingers” in- sitting on a chair will usualsists on handling the china ly convey the same message cups on the lower shelf, it is as convincingly. Without watering down much wiser to distract him anything I have writwith something else ten about discipline, than to discipline him for his persis- Focus on it should also be untence. Toddlers can’t the family derstood that I am a firm believer in resist the offer of a the judicious use of new plaything. They grace (and humor) are easy to interest in in parent-child relaless fragile toys, and tionships. In a world parents should keep in which children are a few alternatives often pushed to grow available for use up too fast, their when needed. James spirits can dry out When, then, should the toddler Dobson like prunes beneath the constant gaze of be subjected to mild discipline? When he openly critical eyes. It is refreshdefies his parents’ very clear ing to see parents temper their harshness with a meacommands! If he runs the other way sure of “unmerited favor.” when called, purposely Likewise, there’s nothing slams his milk glass on the that buoys every member floor, dashes in the street of a family quite like when when being told to stop, laughter and a light-hearted screams and throws a tan- spirit pervades the home. Dr. Dobson is founder and trum at bedtime, hits his friends -- these behavior pat- chairman of the board of the terns should be discouraged. nonprofit organization Focus Even in these situations, on the Family, P.O. Box 444, however, harsh punishment Colorado Springs, CO. 80903; is unwarranted. It is never or

Faith gives you reasons to not quit “I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak his name no more. But then it becomes like a fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it.” — Jeremiah 20:9 I love stories about great saints who get so fed up with God that they finally “let him have it!” One of my favorites is about Saint Theresa of Avila, maybe the greatest woman mystic of our church. She traveled around Spain, trying to reform the convents of her order that badly needed renewal. It was her practice to go to the chapel before one of these long and arduous trips to pray for a safe trip. After one such trip, when everything that could go wrong did go wrong, she stormed

into the chapel and yelled, of the abuse, he is steaming “Listen, God, if this is the with frustration! “Listen, way you treat your friends, God, you sweet-talked me no wonder you have so into this job and then you abandoned me! I am few!” Another of my fa- Encouraging a laughing stock! Your message has vorites is Jeremiah. Words brought me nothing As a young man, but ridicule and reJeremiah was called, jection all day long! against his will, to be I don’t even want to a prophet. He tried to mention your name beg off, telling God any more! I’m fed he was too young, up! I’m finished! I’m too inexperienced out of here!” and totally unable Then comes that to speak in public. Ronald famous “but” in his God would not acKnott prayer. “I am furicept his excuses. His ous with you on one prophetic preaching hand, but then on evoked deadly hosthe other hand, your mestility. He was put in stocks, he sage is like a fire burning in was tried for blasphemy and my heart. It is imprisoned he was imprisoned for de- in my bones. I can’t help sertion. He was even thrown myself. I couldn’t quit if I into a well to die by his own wanted to!” Who hasn’t wanted to relatives. Jeremiah is not just tired quit: quit his church, quit his

marriage, quit his job or quit being a parent? It is easy to be ordained, fun to go through a first mass, exciting to get your first parish but one doesn’t really decide to be a priest until he hits one of those darkest moments. It is then that one really chooses priesthood. It is easy to be married, when you are “in love,” when everything is exciting, but one really makes the decision to be married when the honeymoon is over, when you face a crisis in your marriage. It is then that you either commit or run. As Jeremiah discovered, you don’t answer a call once, but over and over and over and over again! You don’t just say “I do” once, but “I do” again and again, especially in those dark and confusing times!

Taking a walk down the road less traveled Our study today comes blessings? When God stopped and from Genesis 18: 16 – 17 which says, “ When the men turned toward Abraham, all of creation seemed to got up to leave, they be watching in anlooked down toward Divine ticipation. “Should I Sodom, and Abraham walked along Guidance hide from Abraham what I am about to with them to see do? Abraham, the them on their way. outcry against SoThe Lord said, Shall dom and Gomorrah I hide from Abraham is so great and their what I am about to sin is so grievous, do?” that I will go down Abraham was on and see if what they a road few humans Dan have done is as bad ever traveled. Even Newton as the outcry that has the angels were bereached me.” ginning to wonder Abraham spoke why he was still walking with God. Every boldly to the Lord. There one of his needs had been was no doubt in his heart dramatically met. What that God would judge Somore could he want? Could dom and Gomorrah. “What it be that Abraham simply about Lot and his family?” loved his Creator, instead Abraham was concerned. “What will it take for you of merely loving him for his

so spare these cities, my Lord? If there are fifty righteous people will you spare these cities?” “For fifty I will spare them,” the Lord replied. Abraham continued to ask about smaller and smaller numbers what about 45… 40…30… 20… 10? Yes, Abraham was on a road rarely traveled the road to a deep relationship and true influence with God. For those who travel this road, their needs are secondary and the needs of the Kingdom of God are primary. They walk with God because they cherish him, not merely his promises. As their relationship with God grows, these Christians can experience levels of influence with God, and with other people, that are be-

Even the poor can be rich When my children were small they would sometimes say to one another they would like to be rich. I always took that opportunity to ask them to explain what being rich means. I would ask them “What is rich”? Usually they would talk about having lots of money, big houses, and expensive cars. I explained to them that riches means much, much more than that. Here is a story with a different twist. A wealthy dad tries to teach his son a lesson in being poor. It didn’t work out the way the Dad hoped. One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing his son how poor people can be. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return trip the

father asked his son, “How buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around was the trip?” “It was great, Dad” the son our property to protect us and they have friends replied. “Did you see how Pastor’s to protect them.” With this, the boy’s poor people can be?” Spotlight father was speechthe father asked. less. Then his son “Oh, yeah,” said added, “Thanks, the son. Dad, for showing me “So what did you how poor we are.” learn from the trip?” Too many times we asked the father. forget what we have The son answered, and concentrate on “I saw that we have what we don’t have. one dog and they Randy The Apostle Paul have four. We have Johnson said in 1 Timothy a pool that reaches 6:6 “godliness with to the middle of our garden and they have a creek contentment is great gain”. that has no end. We have im- What is rich? Being satisfied ported lanterns in our gar- with what one has and layden and they have the stars ing down each night being at night. Our patio reaches thankful to God for supplyto the front yard and they ing our every need. Randy Johnson is the reverhave the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to end of the Brandenburg Church live on and they have fields of God ande also hosts a radio that go beyond our sight. We show on WMMG from 11:00 have servants who serve us, a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monbut they serve each other. We day through Wednesday.

yond comprehension. Are you spending enough time with God to get your needs met? If you are, it’s time for you to grow beyond your need-based relationship with God and into the place of intimacy and influence that awaits you. Won’t you spend a little longer in his presence today? If you do, you, too, will begin to walk the road that Abraham walked a road to intimacy and influence with God that is beyond your wildest dreams. Remember to attend a church of your choice this Sunday. If you don’t have a church home come by and see us at Grace Baptist Church Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

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review the paperwork in question and should be able to provide legal counsel in about 10 days. Van Noe said she would also have to look into possible legal concerns if solid waste collection was re-bid and a new bidder, not one of the original five, was awarded the contract. “If someone new came in and submitted what ended up becoming the winning bid, I don’t know if (the current contractors) would have a valid grievance,” she said. Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said the current method of trash collection, and monthly billing rate of $12.50, will continue until January 2008 when he hopes a contractor will be selected. He estimated that Solid Waste can financially stay in the black “under close scrutiny” until that time. He said an emergency rate increase is not expected. Members of Fiscal Court were hoping to have a contractor selected and ready to begin Oct. 1 of this year when the county’s solid waste five-year-plan is due to Frankfort. The five-year-

plan outlines the county’s goals, rates and policies. Gossett said after speaking with officials in Frankfort that the five-year-plan can be submitted and an amendment can be made later when a contractor is selected. Three of the five bidders were present at Tuesday’s meeting and had their own views on the bidding process. Tim McNally, with Waste Management, said the process was tainted when Red River’s new bid was made. “I thought (the bid process) was very clear,” he said. “The process has been skewed already. You need to, in fairness to everyone and yourself, redo this. You need to make a determination based on what your attorney says can or can’t be done. But, as it stands right now, we expect something to be redone or else nothing should have been brought up in the beginning.” However, representatives from Red River in attendance disagreed with the clarity of which party was stuck with unpaid trash bills. “It was ambiguous. It wasn’t 100 percent accurate,” said David Cooper, Red River director of business development. The third contractor present was Fred Collins, re-

gional director for Inland Service Corporation. All the contractors did agree on one thing — a prebid conference should be held to clarify the bid package before the next batch of bids is submitted. Magistrates agreed with the idea and will schedule the conference, although a date has not been set. Contractors also said they will need about 30 days to resubmit bids, but several said their bids were unlikely to change. The meeting did help to answer some of the magistrates’ questions about employing current workers and why some contractors decided not to bid on taking over billing. Each contractor individually expressed interest in hiring currently employed drivers and tippers and some discussed the possibilities of purchasing equipment, trash bins and leasing Solid Waste’s garage. None of the contractors, however, seemed eager to take over billing and the estimated seven to 10 percent bad debt that comes along with it. “You know what kind of bad debt is out there, but I don’t know what kind of bad debt is out there,” McNally said, adding that his bid for trash collection and billing would “never

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be accepted” by the county because it would be in the mid-$20 range. The financial hazards of handling billing and nonpayments is one area McNally and Cooper agreed on. “We’re in the business to make money, not lose money,” Cooper said. “And we understand it’s very difficult to predict those costs, or loses. Trash is a health and safety issue and if it’s not picked up you have a health and safety hazard. And people somehow have to be forced to pay that.” Collins said some counties currently under a contract with Inland have a policy where after 45 days

services are discontinued, but trash collection is mandatory in Meade County and discontinuing services is not an option. Even if residents refuse to pay their trash is still collected each week.

Collection of money owed has improved in the past several months. Fiscal Court intends to readvertise the bid contracts but does not expect the process to take as long the second time around.

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An abandoned home next to William H. and Joyce Basham’s house on Hobbs Reesor Road burned down more than a year ago. William said the house did not have electricity when it burned down. Another home across the street caught fire the same night, he said. A Flaherty firefighter confirmed there had been several fires in the area but specific dates of the fires could not be obtained.


The back door of the Basham’s home appeared to have pry marks near the latch. State Fire Marshal Chris Crawford is investigating the incident.

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Kerrick said there is a “person of interest” his department is trying to locate in connection to the criminal mischief Monday night. Currently there are not arson charges as the fire is still under investigation. “(The person of interest) hasn’t been brought in yet,” he said. “I’d say in the next few days he will be located. Right now, he’s just involved with what happened (Monday) night, not the fires. We can’t make accusations when the fire marshal hasn’t finished his investigation.” The Basham residence had two surveillance cameras monitoring the back of the house. One camera was mounted below the gutter and another was stationed on top of a vehicle in the garage. He said the camera in the garage was concealed and repositioned the night of the fire and the VCR recording surveillance was stolen along with a television and an automatic pistol. “I think Saturday their intention was to break into my truck but then they spotted the camera and realized they were in trouble,” he said. William said he found the surveillance tape on the living room floor among other incinerated possessions. State Fire Marshall Chris Crawford, who is investigating the fire, said he noticed some marks on the back door that could mean forced entry, but that more time is needed to investigate the scene before a cause of the fire can be determined. “All I can say right now is that they have had a fire and it is under investigation at this time, and we are still currently investigating the cause,” he said. “There were some pry marks on the rear door but I was unable to determine if that was new or old. Crawford said the inves-

tigation could take a while and that each investigation scene is different, but because there is not a statute of limitations for arson it is important he doesn’t rush the investigation. “Fire destroys everything, and that makes it very hard to put together the crime scene and to put all the pieces together.” Crawford said he was not the investigator of any of the other fires in the area, however, a Flaherty firefighter said he recalled the two fires last year in the area. William said a fourth home nearby burned down about four years ago, leading him to believe they are

all somehow connected. Investigation reports regarding the other house fires on Hobbs Reesor Road could not be obtained prior to going to print. Flaherty Fire Chief Alan Sipes said his department does not have the technology to track where all the fires in his district occur. William and Joyce Basham are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the apprehension of the suspects who they believe caused the house fire. Anyone with information that could aid the Sheriff’s Department should call the anonymous tip line at 422 HOPE (4673).

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4-WHEEL RODEO Place, name — seconds Barrel Race Sport 1 Josh Longacre — 10.086 2 David Graff — 10.384 3 Delva Brown —10.657 Utility Barrel Race 1 Brian Kent — 11.283 2 Bobby Shaur —11.322 3 Denny Humphrey — 11.688 Youth — Pink 1 Dylan Riney —11.841 2 Farrett Stone —12.135 3 Michael Didl — 12.548 Youth — Blue 1 Tyler Brangton — 10.407 2 Cody Keen — 10.722 3 Jonathan Klinglesmith — 11.635

GARDEN TRACTOR PULL Place, Name — Pounds Super Stock Finals 1 Ed Janes — 279.96 2 Craig Kamp — 27.16 3 Julian Stahl — 277.82


Cliff Darnell, of Mt. Washington, takes aim at a deer target during the shoot. By Shaun T. Cox The Meade County Fair’s 3-D Archery shoot had a much better turnout than organizer Jason Sutton anticipated after rain soaked the fairgrounds last Friday. “This is our third year for the shoot and last year the weather was better and we had 104 shooters,” he said Saturday morning. “This year with the rain, we’ll probably be cut in half and if we get 50 or 60 guys, we’ll be lucky with all the mud and rain. Sutton was way off, as 116 archers showed up to shoot that soggy Saturday morning and afternoon. Sutton said a lot of the same people have been coming out to shoot. “We’re excited about it and we’ve had good turnout the last couple of years,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of the same guys come out because they know we put on a good shoot and we get better every year.” Better, indeed, as superintendent Travis Stull said

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ABOVE: Jeremy Compton flips his No. 22x car over during the finale of Thursday’s demo derby. LEFT: Compton raises his hands signaling he was OK after Meade County’s finest pulled him from his car. The car was righted and he ended up taking third place.

Car, crowd flips for demo derby Mini-car victor dedicates win to local woman killed in accident By Shaun T. Cox Last Thursday was an exciting night for demolition derby enthusiasts, as the arena track was fast and the cars were flying around creating a ton of chaos — so much so that one even flipped over during the mini-car event. Jeremy Compton’s No. 22x car was drilled on its side by another car and rolled on to its side before falling all the way over. Compton became the instant crowd favorite after the Meade County Fire Department flipped his car back over and he continued, taking third place. “It all happened so fast I don’t really even know,” Compton said of

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probably bad. But, I was hoping it would hold up for one night and it failed on me.” Shelton said his family paid the price because he spent so much time with the car so he was going to treat them with the money he won. “I busted my butt to get it fixed for tonight but my wife and my daughter are the ones who suffered the most,” he said. “I put a lot of hard nights into it. I slept a lot during the day and worked through the nights, so that’s who my winnings are for.” All the drivers agreed the course was in much better shape than during Tuesday’s event when cars were bogged down in the mud and

his reaction to flipping his car. “You never know what’s going to happen. I’m glad the crowd was behind me, that’s what I came for. Out of the nine cars that were here tonight, seven of them were really good. I think the track was twice as good tonight. They didn’t put so much water on it. You just need enough to hold the dust down.” Rodney Shelton rebounded from a quick exit in Tuesday’s event to take home the win. “It was hard earned,” he said after the derby. “I’ve had some tough times this week. I tried to throw the car together in a week and the clutch went out of it the other night. I threw the motor in from a car I ran last year and I knew the clutch was


Phil Cox, from Knoxville, Tenn., pulls in his Breeze Ford in the 4-Wheel Pro Stock Division during Saturday’s KTPA Truck and Tractor Pull. Jeff Sprowl finished first, Nathan LuAllen second and Jonathan Payne third.

Fairgoers who waited all year for the Meade County Fair’s truck and tractor pull events were forced to be patient after last Friday’s event was rained out. It was only the second time in 26 years the event was canceled due to inclement weather. However, spectators were given a double-dose of earth-shaking, brain rattling four-by-four truck action the following day after crews worked diligently to get the track back in shape. “I was disappointed when they canceled the event (Friday) but I knew I’d be back to watch it tonight,” said Amanda Carlisle, 24, of Brandenburg. “Listening to the roar of the trucks and screams of the crowd makes it an awesome and really exciting event to watch.” Fair Coordinator David Pace said he wasn’t concerned when the pull

was canceled late Friday night. The pull was canceled about two hours after it was scheduled to start when a second, heavier downpour began. “I learned years ago you can’t worry about Mother Nature,” Pace said. “I don’t know if the (truck and tractor pull) is our biggest event, because the demolition derbies do well, but it does attract one of the largest crowds.” Pace said the track could have been destroyed entirely if the track wasn’t dry enough and it could have prevented other competitions from happening. Luckily, the track was ready Saturday as thousands of spectators lined the arena, while nearly 80 trucks and tractors competed for bragging rights and trophies. “The track was a whole lot better than it looked last night,” said Jeff

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Stewart finding his stride at just the right time race one of my good friends Kasey Kahne for the first one DAYTONA BEACH — NA- and a very close friend, Kevin SCAR Nextel Cup Series points Harvick, for this one, I couldn’t leader Jeff Gordon would be think of two other guys I’d wise to keep an eye out for fel- rather race for the win here low Cup champion and Indiana than that.” Stewart led 66 of the native Tony Stewart. race’s 160 laps and in Why, one might ask? Buddy After a slow start to Shacklette winning his second Brickyard Cup event, the season, Stewart aphe also scored his secpears to be getting that ond consecutive win old swagger back. in the NASCAR Nextel During last Sunday’s Cup Series this season. Allstate 400 at IndianapJust two weeks prior, olis Motor Speedway, and also near his childStewart wasn’t only the dominant driver, but NASCAR hood home of Rushville, Ind., Stewart led he teased good friend 108 of 267 laps en route Kevin Harvick over the to winning the race at Chicagoradio in winning the event. “Oh, man, this one I’m go- land Speedway. Call it the home-court ading to remember a lot more of it, for sure, afterwards,” Stew- vantage, but the two-time Cup art said. “But no, it is still like a champion could be getting hot dream. The first (win here) was at just the right time. “This time of year, it seems great, but there was so much going around it, being the first like we get hot,” Stewart said. “We’ve even tried to sit one. “Both races were spe- down and figure out what we cial. “Neither of the wins out- miss in the spring. “But I don’t know. I mean, it’s weighs the other. I mean, to By Buddy Shacklette

like you said, the seventh time I guess we’ve had back-to-back wins. It just seems this time of year when the tracks get hot and slippery (we do well).” And Stewart is starting to look eerily like the Stewart who won NASCAR championships in both 2002 and 2005. In 2002, the Indiana native won just one race and was Mr. Consistency in the second half of the season but two years ago, all five of Stewart’s wins came in the final 20 races of the year. And for the record, he won at both road-courses, New Hampshire, Daytona, and Indy. Six of the last nine Indy winners have gone on to win the championship. “It’s hard,” Stewart said. “There’s still a lot of racing to go. There are no guarantees, but it’s neat knowing that the last two guys that have won this race have won the championship. “Am I going to be upset about that fact? Absolutely not. Am I

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Tony Stewart climbs the fence after his victory, his second straight, at nearby Indy.

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Ceclia Banks pedals a tractor pulling a sled with weights for the Pedal Pull event.



Jarrett Stone competes in the barrel race Saturday. There were four classes of racers. Staff Report The 4-wheel rodeo was one of the more exciting events to take place Saturday morning at the Meade County Fair. A day of rain on Friday made for a course that was wet, wild and muddy. “The course is a challenge,” three-year veteran Brian Kent said. “It’s slick but it’s fun and the barrel race is my favorite.” Announcer Melissa Allen said the barrel race was just one of four events. “We have events for children age six all the way up to adults,” she said. “The first race is the barrel race. They run through the barrels and you take the best of their two times. Then there’s an egg race and

Valerie Redman, of Payneville, took first place in the Open Class of the Mini Truck Pull event on Saturday, driving a miniature, battery powered version of the same trucks that would compete later that day. The kids pulled a weighted sled, just like their adult counterparts.

it’s an obstacle course you drive through while trying to keep an egg on a spoon. “We also have a boot race, where you take off one boot and we hide it in some straw. They have to then find it and race back. Finally, we let them run through the mud and it’s a timed event, too.” Allen said the 4-wheel rodeo has been a fixture at the fair for a few years now, and the top finishers win trophies. “It’s been going on for four or five years and we get more and more bikes every year,” she said. “You get five points for first place, three for second and one for third. First, second and third in each division wins a trophy, and then the person who gets the most points throughout gets the grand champion trophy.”


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bogged down in the mud and couldn’t get any traction to build up speed. “I liked the track dry so it was a lot better than Tuesday night’s track,” Brad Fackler, who finished fourth in the finale, said. “Personally, I like them on black top the best, like at the Louisville Motor Speedway.” Nathan Brown, who started racing the Meade County demo derby when he was 16, took home the $1,500 top prize for winning the finale. “It’s been a long time coming,” he said. “I’ve been running the Meade County derby for 11 years now and the top five is the best I’ve ever done. I didn’t really realize I had a good shot until I was in the final three. That’s when I started to get pretty excited about it.” Shelton’s car had the name of a local woman, Theresa Martin, painted on the side. Martin was killed a couple of months ago in an accident and Shelton said she was a special person who is missed by a lot of people here in the county. “I dedicate this to Theresa Martin,” he said. “She was an EMT that passed away this past spring in a car wreck. I know a lot of people around here that loved and supported her — especially her family.”

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going to be excited about it? You Bet’cha. But does that mean it’s a shoo-in? I wouldn’t mortgage my house on it yet. I might with one race to go, depending on what the points standings look like. Might not have to take as good odds, but I might take that bet.” Right now Stewart finds himself fifth in the points standings and nearly a solid lock to make The Chase, which will begin on Sept. 16 at New Hampshire. During that 2005 championship season, twice he

Machine Pitch: Ages 5-8 • Kid Pitch: Ages 8-10 Questions? Please contact: Gary Poole: 270.496.4951 or Bobby Smiley: 270.422.5956 ABOVE: The 32 car shoots fire from exhaust pipes located on its hood during one of three qualifying rounds last Thursday night. Nathan Brown, of Vine Grove, ended up winning the $1,500 first prize. RIGHT: Mini-car winner Rodney Shelton, in his 12 Pack car, had a slight smoke problem with his car, but it wasn’t enough to cost him the victory. Shelton went out early during Tuesday’s event after his clutch failed but he replaced it and took home the first place trophy and cash. Billy Sipes took second and Jason Compton third. won back-to-back events. “It’s just the situation,” Stewart said. “I think we felt so good after Chicago breaking the ice for the year, I knew that we were going to bring one of two cars that were virtually identical here for this weekend, knowing that history. “We pay attention to history like you guys (the media) do. Knowing it seems like this time of year, once we get that first win, they come right after each other. That made the weekend off more fun. It gave us confidence coming in. It’s almost non-realistic to even say we had momentum just after one race. But we did. We carried momentum for two solid weeks.”



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Greenwave coach Larry Mofield is ready for some football After serving as an assistant coach for 14 years, Larry Mofield is entering his fourth season as the headman on the Greenwave sideline. During Mofield’s time as head coach, Meade County has gone 17-18 overall and won its first district title last year with a 14-6 playoff win at John Hardin High School. The 2007 season opener is Aug. 24 at home against Fern Creek High School. Mofield recently sat down with The News Standard to discuss a variety of topics on the upcoming season. This is the first part in a series. For a full season preview of all fall sports, check your mailbox next week for The News Standard Fall Sports Preview. Question: What are your initial thoughts looking toward this season? Answer: Just like any new year, I’m excited. We’ve got a good group of kids coming back and some experience coming back, particularly on offense. We have potentially seven or eight returning starters on offense. But on the flip side, our defense will be a little in-

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Sprowl, 32, of Tompkinsville, who won the four-by-four pull with a distance of 288.24 feet. “The track still needed a little work but I can’t complain.” Second place finisher in the four-by-four pull, Nathan LuAllen, 32, of Ramsey, Ind.,

experienced. I think some- some good teams and this times it’s easier to close year is no different. We open up with two rethe gap on defense than it is offense. Sometimes you ally good football teams right off the bat. might get a little too The two games we complicated on ofLarry open with are two fense so it’s harder to school kids up Mofield of the most athletic teams in the as quick. But we state of Kentucky do have several rein Fern Creek and turning starters on John Hardin. Then offense and four after that we get pretty good playinto our district ers returning on deschedule with fense. I think we’ve Greenwood, Cengot some kids that tral Hardin and can step in and fill Nelson County. the holes, but there I don’t think will be a little bit of there’s any doubt that you a learning curve. want to get out of the gate Question: Last year, you in a positive way so, hopeonly had 10 seniors and the fully, the experience we team started out slow but have coming back will help really came on the second us. I think the offensive line half of the season. This year, is a big key and we have poyou have 18 seniors. Do you tentially four starters comexpect to get out of the gate ing back there. One of them started about half the time a little quicker? Answer: You hope so. last year, T.J. Sipes, and I think the last couple of another kid, Eric Whelan, years it seems like we’ve started off and on — and he been slow starters but I potentially could be a darn think part of that is because good offensive lineman if we haven’t exactly opened he makes his mind up to be up with cupcakes. You can one. start your season rough and Question: Talk about this it’s because you’re playing said he was pleased with his distance of 276.17 feet, had no complaints about the track conditions and said he prefers participating at the Meade County Fair’s arena. “I think it’s a really good track and it looked much better today than I thought it would be,” he said. “The track is just about right.” Sprowl and LuAllen, along with third place finisher Jonathan Payne, 27, of Georgetown, Ind., are regu-

lar competitors each year. LuAllen has competed in the fair’s pull for the past 10 years, winning the competition from 2000 through 2003. The three men also will compete at the Harrison County Fair in Corydon, Ind. this week. Two local men also found success during the tractor pull last week. Larry Phillips finished first place in his tractor pull class and David Burnett finished second.

year’s senior class a little bit. What do you expect from them from a leadership standpoint and how do you think their experience during last year’s playoff run will help this team? Answer: I’m hoping that they learned a lot from last year’s senior group. The thing about that group is they weren’t the most talented bunch, but they got to a point in their careers that they were tired of getting beat and they decided that it was almost over so they really kicked it up a notch. They played hard and they played to the best of their ability and I think they got the most out of their ability. Anytime you’ve got kids that do that, that’s all you can ask. This year’s group is pretty talented in certain aspects. If you don’t work hard and if you don’t have any leadership and chemistry, then you don’t have very much. I don’t care what kind of talent you have. Those are the things that we’ll really have to find and hope that we can get. Question: Now let’s talk

about some of the guys from the junior and sophomore classes that you think will really be able to step up and contribute. Who’s a name that we’ll be talking about this year that maybe no one has really heard yet? Answer: There are a couple of kids in the sophomore class that could be impact players for us and one is Tommy Arnold. He’s a tough kid and he’s gifted athletically. He’s a kid that could start as a corner back, at running back and he could play on all special teams because I think he’ll hit you and he’s athletic enough. The thing is, you have to be careful when starting sophomores. You can start them in one aspect of the game — offense, defense or special teams. If you start asking them to play in three different capacities, you’re going to overload them. The other guy is Brandon Kenealy, an offensive and defensive lineman. He’s a little undersized right now but his work ethic is unbelievable and he reminds me a lot of Levi Ray. You’ve got to run him out of the

weight room and usually, I’m the last one out of there and I have to round him up because his parents are waiting for him 15 or 20 minutes. Anytime you see that from a kid you know they’ve got that will to succeed, it’s going to be tough to keep them off the field because they work themselves into a spot somewhere. Junior-wise, I think Anthony Roulas is a kid that has some size for us and he’s got good feet. He’s a good kid that you hardly know is around because he never causes trouble. He could potentially start for us on either line. Another junior that may see some playing time is Michael Addesa at wide receiver. He’s shown to have good hands during 7-on-7 and that’s an area where we lost Drew Stankiewicz, Brandon Dunn, Gary Rhea and Josh Stinnett from last year’s team. We’ve got Daniel Allen coming back at one wide out spot but that other spot is open and I think Michael is a guy that can play there along with some other seniors.

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Kentucky’s deer program continues to strive, thrive lic support for the project and increased law enforceKentucky’s archery sea- ment efforts began to exert son for whitetail deer opens themselves, the need for Sept. 1 and Kentucky hunt- established refuge areas deers will enjoy a large popula- clined. After 1952, the goal of tion of deer. Kentucky’s deer herd is estimated at 900,000; deer restoration in Kentucky however, things have not al- took on a statewide perspective and no new ways been this way. state refuges were In 1927, KenTim established. The tucky’s deer herd reached an all-time Tipton number of refuges soon declined to low with less then include only those 1,000 animals, prithat acted as sourcmarily in Christian, es for additional Caldwell, Lyon, and wildlife. Trigg counties. By the early By 1945, the herd 1960s, the state behad grown to an gan acquiring pubestimated 2,000 anilic lands for use as mals, due in part to public increased protection Outdoors managed hunting areas. and limited stockUnlike refuges, ing and immigration these areas were meant to from adjacent states. Most of these animals increase public hunting opwere located in the extreme portunity when the local western part of the state in herd could support harvest. In 1976, KDFWR required an area between the Cumberland and Tennessee riv- all harvested deer to be ers, then known as Ken- checked at a designated tucky Woodlands National check station. That year, Wildlife Refuge, and later to hunters checked in 3,476 become the Land Between whitetails. While mandatory checkThe Lakes National Recrein and systematic lowation Area. However, political prob- density stocking proved eflems closed the refuge in fective in the western and 1935 and poachers had such central regions of the Coman impact the herd was soon monwealth, establishment reduced to around 100 ani- of deer populations in the mountainous counties of mals. The Division of Game and eastern Kentucky proved to Fish – later to become the be more difficult. A number of factors inKentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources cluding dogs, subsistence – decided that the establish- hunting, poaching, and poor ment of refuges in the Com- habitat, were implicated in monwealth would be the the failure to establish deer only way to restore game populations in the eastern numbers to Kentucky. They part of the state. Many of these factors, inestablished twelve wildlife deed, had an impact on deer refuges from 1946 to 1952. By 1952, the Division had numbers. However, poachsecured refuges at Pennyrile ing of the few founding inState Forest, Green River dividuals was ultimately WMA, Beaver Creek WMA, determined to be the decidThree Forks Wildlife Resto- ing factor. In 1984, the KDFWR initiration Area, Robinson Forest Refuge, Pine Mountain, ated a high-density stocking Lewis County Refuge, Ken- program of 500 animals for tucky Ridge, Ford (Redbird each county in which population growth was stagnant Unit), and Dewey Lake. Deer were also afforded or slow. This stocking reprotection at Bernheim For- gime finally ended in 1999, est and Mammoth Cave Na- with all counties having at tional Park. All deer trans- least 1,000 deer. Throughout 1978-81, the planted prior to 1952 were released on these refuge KDFWR took another step areas in an effort to provide and developed a zone manadequate protection from agement system designed illegal harvest. As pub- to manipulate hunter effort By Tim Tipton

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One white tail buck and two does run through a stream. in order to distribute deer more evenly throughout the state. This zone system, which uses varying seasons and bag limits to concentrate or disperse hunters, is still in use today. Additionally, computer modeling of the deer population began in 1986 and helped establish more refined criteria for harvest manipulation. Once the herd became well established across the state, KDFWR began managing the herd for quality. In 1989, the state restricted rifle hunters to one buck. Two years later, bow hunters received the same restrictions. Deer tags were also sold in pairs: one either-sex and one antlerless only. This not only restricted hunters to one buck, but also encouraged them to harvest more does. By the late 1990s, biologists realized that, while hunters were still taking good bucks, the number of deer in the population continued to skyrocket. Fearing that the herd would soon reach carrying capacity and decrease in quality, they responded by increasing the length of the antlerless season in order to increase doe harvest. In 1998, additional bonus antlerless tags were made available to further encourage the taking of antlerless deer. In this same season, bonus quota hunt tags were created to allow hunters to take deer on wildlife management area quota hunts without using their statewide tags. Some habits die hard, so an effort to convince hunters to harvest more does, and to

provide them with the adequate tags and season length to do so continues today. For the 2000-2001 season, unlimited antlerless tags were made available to hunters in counties that are reaching or have exceeded carrying capacity. If populations in these counties are not brought under control, then the quality of deer found there will decline. The season length for antlerless deer has also been increased. Modern firearms season for most counties now runs from mid-November through Thanksgiving weekend (16 days). Either-sex hunting is allowed the first 10 days, but during the last 6 days, hunting is for antlerless deer only. Although stabilization of the deer herd is the goal in the Purchase, Green River, and Bluegrass regions of Kentucky, seasons have also been liberalized in the eastern part of the state. Archers and youth hunters in all of the southeastern counties can now harvest antlerless deer. While the herd in this region needs continued growth, that growth must be manageable. All of the hard work by KDFWR has paid huge benefits for deer hunters across the Bluegrass State. Kentucky has one of the best ratios for Boone and Crockett deer per percentage of deer carrying habitat. As we enter the woods this fall, maybe we should reflect a bit on how far the herd has come and be thankful for the opportunities we have.

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Watt’s Auto We buy cars that run, cars that don’t run and cars that will never run!


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1170 Sq. Ft. on 2.495 Acres • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath • Large Kitchen & Dining Room Complete with Whirlpool Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer Custom Built Cabinets • 13 Sear High Efficiency HVAC • County Water Lifetime Warranty on Windows & Doors, Low E Glass, Argon Filled Complete Concrete Storm Shelter/Vault in Walk-in Closet

Dillon wins Wal-Mart bass RVINGTON fishing event on Ohio River I Auto Parts & Service Builder: Gary Hartlage, GLH Company • Home: 270-422-1105 • Cell: 270-945-9045

FLW Outodoors TELL CITY, Ind. (July 30, 2007) — Boater Terry Dillon of Plainfield, Ind., won the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday with a four-bass catch weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces. The victory earned Dillon $3,727 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Kentucky Lake Regional Championship in Gilbertsville, Ky., Oct. 18-20, where he could ultimately win a new 519VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck. Dillon caught his bass flipping a spinnerbait into shallow cover near Deer Creek to win the event. Rounding out the top five boaters were TJ Edwards of Saint Paul, Ind., (three bass, 7-2, $2,193); Aaron Sisk of Evansville, Ind. (three bass, 6-13, $1,463); Stu Moyer of Indianapolis, Ind. (three bass, 6-12, $1,023) and Larry Sisk of Evansville, Ind. (four bass, 6-0, $877). Dillon took home the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award, earning $620 for a 4-pound, 9-ounce bass. George Osha of Steger, Ill., earned $2,193 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to one bass weigh-

ing 4 pounds, 12 ounces that he caught while fishing a black and blue Terminator jig creek mouths and channel cuts. Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Eric Doss of Indianapolis, Ind., (two bass, 4-10, $1,096); Brian Sanders of Orleans, Ind., (three bass, 3-5, $730); John Braun of Cannelton, Ind., (one bass, 3-2, $512); Jim Hippensteel of Rochester, Ind., (one bass, 2-14, $420) and Michael Vertesch of Indianapolis, Ind., (two bass, 2-14, $420). Osha earned $310 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 4-pound, 12ounce bass. The Hoosier Division’s final event of the regular season will be a two-day Super Tournament held Sept. 8-9 on Patoka Lake in Jasper, Ind. Following the end of regular-season competition, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on yearend points standings in the division will advance to the no-entry-fee Kentucky Lake Regional Championship where they will compete against top qualifiers from three other BFL divisions. At the Regional Championship, boaters will fish for a new Ranger boat and Chevy truck and co-anglers

will fish for a new Ranger boat. The top six boaters and top six co-anglers at the Regional Championship will also advance to the 2008 All-American presented by Chevy. With a total purse of $1 million, a potential $140,000 cash prize going to the winning boater and as much as $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in bass fishing. The winning boater and winning co-angler at the AllAmerican also advance to the no-entry-fee $2 million 2008 Forrest Wood Cup. This event, featuring a top award of $1 million, is the sport’s biggest championship. The $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired. Boaters supply the boat and fish from the front deck against other boaters while co-anglers compete from the back deck against other coanglers. Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers

the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Ranger Owners Tournament Championship Series, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, WalMart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits will offer combined purses of nearly $43 million through 241 events in 2007. Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit or call (270) 2521000. Ranger Cup award winners are pending verification by Ranger Boats and thus are unofficial at this time.

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1. Transformers (PG-13) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox 2. Ratatouille (G) animated 3. Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13) Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant 4. License to Wed (PG13) Robin Williams, John Krasinski 5. Evan Almighty (PG) Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman 6. 1408 (PG-13) John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson 7. Knocked Up (R) Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogers 8. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (PG) Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba 9. Sicko (PG-13) Michael Moore 10. Ocean’s Thirteen (G-13) George Clooney, Brad Pitt

1. Shooter (R) Mark Wahlberg (Paramount) 2. Black Snake Moan (R) Samuel L. Jackson (Paramount) 3. Ghost Rider (PG-13) Nicolas Cage (Sony) 4. Bridge to Terabithia (PG) Josh Hutcherson (BV/ Disney) 5. Reno 911!: Miami (R) Thomas Lennon (Fox) 6. Breach (PG-13) Chris Cooper (Universal) 7. Dead Silence (R) Ryan Kwanten (Universal) 8. Pride (PG) Terrence Howard (Lionsgate) 9. Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (PG-13) Gabrielle Union (Lionsgate) 10. Miss Potter (PG) Renee Zellweger (Genius/Weinstein)

1. Bridge to Terabithia (PG) (Walt Disney) 2. Ghost Rider (PG-13) (Sony) 3. Reno 911!: Miami (R) (20th Century Fox) 4. Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (PG-13) (Lions Gate) 5. Norbit (PG-13) (DreamWorks) 6. Breach (PG-13) (Universal) 7. Apocalypto (R) (Touchstone) 8. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 25th Anniversary Edition (G) (Walt Disney) 9. Night at the Museum (PG) (20th Century Fox) 10. Miss Potter (PG) (The Weinstein Company) (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc

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For Sale

Help Wanted

Wanted: Ice Cream Eaters!!- Blue Bell ice cream- over 25 flavors! Where? Abe’s Sweet Dreams Ice Cream. Open 2p.m. to ? 125 Old Mill Rd. 422-2282.

Harley Davidson-02’ Ultra Classic, metallic jade green, 10,000 miles. $16,000. Call Les at 270-998-0019.

A cool Travel Job!! Now hiring 18-24 Guys/ Gals to work and travel entire USA. Paid training. Transportation and lodging furnished. Call today, Start today. 1-877-646-5050.

Reach over 1 million readers with one call! Contact the classified department of this newspaper or call KPS at 1-502-223-8821 for more information about placing a 25-word classified in 70 newspapers for only $250.

Agricultural New Holland TT50A 50 HP 2WD Tractor 2 Year Warranty $11,900 call 270-862-4670

Business Services Attention 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.


2007 Road Runner 259FS Special: $13,490.00

Aluminum Bass Boat with trailer, 2000 starcaster, 17th, 60 horsepower, mariner motor, trolling motor, 2 depth finders, 2 live wells, asking $6,500. Call 270422-4861. Blue Pits UKC, 7 female, 1 male, some black with white marking, vet check, current shots, bloodline pitfall, York, razor edge. $500.00. Price does not include shipping. Located 4030 Wake forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Call Melvin Matthews, 919-728-2619. 98’ Dodge Intrepid, gold, V8 engine, lots of extras! Interested calls only. 270-422-1502 or 502-593-0918. $2,100. For SaleRV-30’ Class A, 21,000 miles, $24,000. Call 270-8288319. Sawmills from only $2990. Convert your Logs to Valuable Lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. FREE Information: 1-800-5781363 ext:500-A

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Church Secretarymust have basic computer skills. 24hrs. per week. Pay commensurate with skills. Send resume to Rock Haven Baptist Church, c/o Personnel Committee, 4444 Old Mill Rd., Brandenburg, KY 40108.

8745 Hwy 135 SW Mauckport, In

4 mi. north of the Brandenburg Bridge

For Rent Bankruptcy $150, Divorce $150. Fast easy filing. Start $0 Down. Free information, call 1-888-789-0198 or on the Internet Now Available- 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath town homes. W&D HU. Credit checks, deposits, and leases required. Pet standards. Call 270-8284040 or 270-828-3224. Commercial building, 1,400 square feet. 2615 Brandenburg Road. (270) 422-2499.

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 am to 4 pm Wright’s Construction – Now hiring experienced roofers and laborers. For more information call 828-5206

For Rent: Trailer-small, 1 bedroom, partly furnished, big yard, front porch. $350.00 a month, deposit 350.00. Call 496-4871.

Meade County Child Support Office is now accepting applications for a recepionist. Applications may be obtained in person at the Meade County Attorney’s Office, Meade County Courthouse.



COLONIAL SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE seeking licensed Life & Health Sales Managers to market voluntary employee benefit programs to employers. First year potential 60K and up. Call Katie Bertrand 502339-2551x232 or email KY@colonial-careers. com Guys/ Gals: Cool Job with cool business group! Get paid to travel the USA. $400-$800 a week after training. Call ACE Inc. 1-800-9504042 Return guarantee. Part-time, homebased Internet business. Earn $500-$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No investment required. FREE details.



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Attend College Online from home. Medical, business, paralegal, computers, criminal justice. Job placement assistance. Financial aid and computer provided if qualified. Call 866858-2121,

Horse Boarding- made affordable, public boarding with personal care, privately owned and operated. Located across from Doe Valley on 1638 in Brandenburg. 270422-5928.

Estate Sale of Ivy Hawkins. Plus yard sale of several families, August 10-11, 9-?, 104 Chestview Drive. Call 422-7473 or 945-3951.

“Can You Dig It?� Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement. Start digging dirt now. Call 866-362-6497 or 888-707-6886. Enjoy playing in the dirt? Why not get paid for it. American Heavy Equipment Training can train you In just 1-4 weeks. Start Now! 1-866-280-5836 www.

TRAVEL THE USA FOR PAY! Use your pick up truck to deliver “new� RV’s nationwide. Motorhomes too! Get paid to see the country. www.


Absolutely No cost to you!! All Brand New Power Wheelchairs, hospital beds and scooters. Immediate delivery. Call Toll Free 1-888998-4111 to qualify. New Power Wheelchairs, Scooters, Absolutely NO cost to you! Act NOW before program ends! Call TOLL FREE 1-800-354-2066.

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. Lake Bargains! Lakefront & Dock $74,900. 1+ Acre Lake Access $34,900 with FREE Boat Slips!Wooded property on spectacular 160,000 acre Kentucky Lake! Excellent financing. Call for weekly specials 1-800704-3154 ext.1389 KY Land Partners, LLC

Mortgages/Home Loans I’m looking for 5 first time home buyers to take advantage of Government Insured Home Loans. VA, FHA, Rural Housing & Kentucky Housing. Call Barry at 859-333-6980 or Paul at 859-536-5403. ProMortgages, LLC Equal Housing Lender.

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Seeking Host Families for exchange students. Has own insurance and spending money. Promotes World Peace! American Intercultural Student Exchange. 1-800-SIBLING (1-800742-5464) www.aise. com Sullivan University (Lexington) invites applications for full time and adjunct faculty in the Accounting & Computer Science programs. Minimum requirements: Master’s degree, 18 credit hours in the discipline and related experience. Terminal degree and previous teaching experience preferred. Submit CV and cover letter to or Human Resources, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd Lexington, KY 40504. EOE

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Home Improvement

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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!

Country Squire Homes

KENTUCKY LAND COMPANY OF IRVINGTON 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. 3 Bedroom and 2 bath singlewide, on approx. 1 acre of land, large deck, county water and septic only $3,000 down. Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide Breckridge Co. New flooring, large font porch, sidewalks, permanent foundation, private owner financing. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, brick house with carport, new flooring, county water availbe, as 5 acres of land. Poss Owner financing.

(Mention this ad and get a FREE washer & dryer or Jacuzzi jets!)

2 acres, Breck County, wooded on nice creek, very private, great camping or get away, only $16,900.

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PART-TIME TELLER POSITION Arch Chemicals Site Brandenburg, KY Pay to be negotiated based on experience. Approximately 20-25 hours/week - AM. Possible increase in hours with growth. Please submit your resume with references to the following address by August 15th. Doe Run Employees Federal Credit Union PO BOX 547 Brandenburg, KY 40108

135 AUTO PARTS Complete Cars...$150 Complete Trucks...$200 Delivered to your location! Salvage Cars & Trucks Wanted!

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TAKE A LOAD OFF! Storage Units For Rent Brandenburg Mini Storage

Brand new storage building in Brandenburg behind Century 21 First Choice Building

Stop in and see us! 1965 A. Brandenburg Road Brandenburg, KY 40108 (270)422-5121 • (270)828-2152

Bush Hog Box Grading Blade Work Post Holes Plow - Disc Boom Work

Lawn Mowing Weed/Brush Trimming Land Clearing Under Brush Clearing Trash/Junk Removal Sinkhole Cleaning

References Available If you need it done, we can help. Just call us at 270-547-6727!




★ 24 Hour Towing ★ Auto Repair for All Makes & Models

Ceramic Tiles Wood Carpet Installation


Anthony Scalf, Owner 270.828.5242 270.312.3045


Now accepting VISA and Mastercard!

Bill’s Handyman Services

Decks, Odd Jobs & More!

Serving Breckinridge, Meade & Hardin Counties

270-422-7793 FREE ESTIMATES!



Fabrication & Installation

Storage Units Now Available

In-Town & In-House Moving Household items too heavy to move...? Call us Your in-house moving specialist! We service ALL of Kentucky!


310 Dixie Hwy • Radcliff

Custom Work on Kitchen Countertops


Real Estate 668-4035

LAKE PROPERTY FROM $9,900 One Day Only- Saturday, August 18th. Parcels ranging up to 51 acres! Perked and surveyed. Excellent financing available. Call owner: 888-289-2391

3.5 acres, beautiful creek front camping site in Meade County. $11,500. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035, www. Also 7 acres creek front in Breckinridge County, nice home site. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035, 1-2 acres restricted houses only Meade Co. near Doe Valley. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035,

Mid- Summer Sale! Dockable Lakefront NOW $59,900. SAVE $20,000. Lake Access with FREE Boat Slips NOW $19,900. SAVE $10,000. 1 Day- Aug. 11th Only! Gorgeous private lake. Wooded park-like setting. Easy access I-40. Gated lake community w/ paved rds, utils, more. Excellent financing. Call now 1-888-792-5253, x1378

1-3 acres available in Breck County near Garfield off hwy 86. For more info call Marion Whelan at 668-4035, www.

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16 acre mini farm in Breck County. Call Marion at (270) 6684035,

Gun Show. Aug 4-5. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4. Hopkinsville, KY. Western Kentucky. State Fairgrounds. Buy, Sell Trade. Info: (563)9278176.

1-6 acres in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. Call Marion at (270) 6684035, *********** Hunting Property in Breck County, 144 acre, $1500 an acre. * 88 acres in Fordsville, $1400 an acre.


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!

* 38 acres in McQuady, $51,500.


* 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) 668-4035

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Altec Industries, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile hydraulic equipment, has an opening for a Buyer. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field is required. Other qualifications include strong communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft applications. Responsibilities include the accurate daily processing of parts orders so that delivery and inventory levels coincide with production schedules; ensuring accuracy of system data related to materials; expediting materials when necessary; and communication with Senior Buyers for an effective and team-oriented focus on meeting objectives. We offer a total benefits package based on experience that includes a competitive salary and benefits. If you would like to be part of a rapidly expanding team, send your resume, with cover letter and salary requirements, no later than August 15, 2007 to recruiter@ Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


For Your Convenience... COX PUMP & DRILLING SERVICE in Brandenburg

Real Estate

from 8x8 to 12x24

5 miles SE of Brandenburg At the corner of Hwy 144 & 448


MON-FRI 9-6 SAT 9-5


Medco Center of Brandenburg An Extendicare Facility An Exciting Growth Opportunity For Nurses With Long Term Care Experience

We are seeking... • RN: full-time, supervise 2-10 nursing shift • LPN: full-time, 10PM-6AM • LPN: full-time, 2PM-10PM • RN: part-time, 2PM-10PM • LPN: part-time, 6AM-2PM • CNA: part-time, 2PM-10PM • CNA: part-time, 10PM-6AM 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 Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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).

Friday, August 3, 2007 Real Estate 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. 828-2222. Nice 2 acre lot, on blacktop road, city water and electric available. Located on Hwy 1238. $24,900. Owner finance available. 828-2222. 1.7 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. 828-2222. 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. 828-2222. Building Lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Owner finance available. 828-2222. 2 to 6 acre building lots in Farmington Estates, city water, paved roads, located off U.S. 60 on Fort Ave. (Hwy 1882) $24,900. Owner finance available. 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. 828-2222. 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. 828-2222. Land and Mobile Home near Midway. A 16’ x 70’ home, 3 bedrooms, 2baths, very nice located off Hwy. 79 on Hwy. 261. $54,900. Owner financing available. www.kentucky-land. com 828-2222. 5 acres set-upfor Double-Wide 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. 828-2222. 1 acre and mobile home, 16’x70’, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, block foundation, city water, on paved road, located off U.S. 60 and Hobbs-Reesor Road. $54,900. Owner financing available. www.kentucky-land. com 828-2222.

Truck Drivers #1 Truck Driving School. Training for Swift, Werner & Others. Dedicated/ Regional/ Local. Approx. $850/ wk. Home weekly! Open 7 days/ wk. 1-800-8830171 $$Class-A Drivers$$ Terminals in Clarksville TN, Georgetown and Owensboro KY areas. Flatbed and van freight, planned reloads. Excellent pay, benefits and home-time. Call 866417-7387. Company, Owner Ops, Lease Drivers Positions available! Must have Class-A CDL with at least one year OTR experience. Call ALM Carriers, Inc. 270-663-6062.


Truck Drivers

Yard Sale

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.

Just Moved Yard Sale279 Rhodelia Rd., past the Corner Tavern 1st double wide on the left, Saturday, August 4, 8-1. Some antiques, small pool table, clothes, golf clubs, wedding decorations, fish bowls, mint bowls, tea lights and lots of miscellaneous items.

Driver- KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION- Want paid tonight? Go with Knight! Daily Pay; weekly home time; 3 raises the 1st year; Medical/ Vision/ Dental; 401K/ Stock Options. Call Joyce, 888346-4639. 4mos. OTR experience required. Owner ops: 800-4375907. www.knighttrans. com Driver: Owner Operators ONLY: Regional freight from Louisville. $1.22pm average! Home often & weekends. Plates available. NOT forced dispatch. Call Max at T&T! 1-800511-0082. Driver Recent PAY INCREASE 43 CPM & 47 CPM Guaranteed Hometime, Company or Lease purchase available. BC/BS, CDL-A and 6 months. Experience Required. 800441-4271 ext. KY-100 Drivers- ACT NOW! Sign-On Bonus 36 to 45cpm/ $1000+ wkly. $0 lease/ $1.20pm. CDL-A +3 mos OTR 800-6358669

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Garage Sale – Friday, July 20 - ?, 8 a.m.-? Everything must go! Clothes, dresser, computer desk, inn tables, couch, entertainment center, household items and much more! Let’s make a deal! 1061 Old Ekron Road. Call 4222079.

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Pets For Adoption

Pets For Adoption

Pets For Adoption

Pets For Adoption

2 YEAR OLD TOM. Extra cuddly. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

1 YEAR MOMMA WITH 2-3 WEEK OLD KITTENS, would love a new home, Call 422-2064 to adopt us!

WHITE KITTEN, female, ready to love on you. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

GARFIELD LOVES THE OUTDOORS! Excellent outside cat. 3 year old male. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

1 YEAR OLD CALICO FEMALE, would love a new home, Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

BEAUTIFUL 1.5 YEAR OLD SIAMESE WITH BABIES Call 422-2064 to adopt us!

BLACK MALE TERRIER. 3-4 mos old. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

MALE SHEPHERD MIX 3-4 mos old. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

4 YEAR OLD MALE BORDER COLLIE Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

WALKER COON HOUND - 2 year old male. Call 4222064 to adopt me!

MIXED PUPPLIES, 2 to choose from. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

6 MONTH OLD COLLIE/ LAB MIX. Female. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

LAB MIX. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

CHOCOLATE LAB - 2 year old male. Call 422-2064 to adopt me!

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This Week’s Horoscopes

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amorous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupid’s romantic antics. Be patient and considerate. The confusion will soon sort itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a good time for travelloving Taureans to take off for fun-filled jaunts to new places. And don’t be surprised if Cupid tags along for what could be a very eventful trip. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You appear to be of two minds about continuing a relationship that seems to be riding roughshod over your emotions. A frank talk could help you decide one way or the other.

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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping back from a relationship problem provides a new perspective on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, watch your words. Something said in anger now could backfire later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation makes

the Big Cat uneasy. But hold on until things settle down around the 4th. Meanwhile, continue your good work on that still-unfinished project.

tarians. Professional dealings also thrive under the Sag’s clever handling of difficult situations. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set a realistic goal and follow it through to completion. Remember: You’re more likely to impress the right people with one well-done job than with lots of jobs left undone.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A decided improvement in a work-place situation results in an unexpected, but very welcome, added benefit for everyone. Personal relationships also improve.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You like to plan ahead. That’s fine. But be prepared to make some changes because of an unsettled period that influences your aspects through the 4th.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Money matters remain a bit unsettled but will soon ease into the kind of stability you appreciate. Meanwhile, an expanding social life offers a chance to make new friends.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A brief phase of instability affects your usual work cycle. Use the time to catch up on chores around the house or office. Things settle down soon after the 4th.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use an unexpected roadblock in your monetary dealings to reassess your financial plans and make changes, if necessary. It will soon be smooth sailing again.

BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the center of attention and would probably be a big success in show business.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Aspects of love are strong for both single and paired Sagit-

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Kameron Adams and Jordan Tennyson were named Little Master and Miss Meade County Fair.

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The Meade County Fair provided some firsthand runway experience for dozens of local youth. Boys and girls of all ages, from toddler to teen, looked their best as they took their turn on stage smiling for the audience and judges. Winning first place for the Peewee Miss Meade County was Michaela Whelan. First runner-up was Mia Ward, second runner-up was Sydnee Adkisson and third runner-up was Madalyn Benham. Taking first place for the Precious Miss Meade County was Elyza Gogol. First runner-up was Cora Miller, second runner-up was Jolie Sonner and third runner-up was Allyson Durbin. The first place winner for the Pre-Teen Miss Meade County was Morgan Turner. First runner-up was Leah Cannady, second runner-up was Adrienne Poole, third runner-up was Jessica Arnold and fourth place runner up was Halle Hockman. The Teen Miss Meade County winner was Kelsi Stull. First runner-up was Tanisha Willis, second runner-up was Tamara Paty, third runner-up was Hannah Clark and Miss Congeniality was Shelby Heibert. Winners of the Little Mister and Miss Meade County Fair were Kameron Adams and Jordan Tennyson. First runners-up were Jack Parker and Colby Dupin, second runners-up were Mason Craycroft and Lauren Sutton, third runners-up were Casey Douglas Turner and Madelyn Grace Ditto, fourth runners-up were Hayden Biddle and Macey Biddle and People's Choice Award winners were Bradley Stull and Jenna Duke.


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Morgan Turner is presented with the Miss Pre-Teen sash on stage.


Elyza Gogol was awarded the Precious Miss Meade County crown.

Kelsi Stull is honored with the sash and crown after being declared winner of the Miss Teen Meade County Pageant. More than twenty teens competed in the Miss Teen Pageant, which was held Thursday evening at the Farm Bureau Building.

Stop being bored of boredom Teenagers are casualties choices? What if we had of an unfortunate pigeon- our own skating rink, better hole. We’re followed around shopping opportunities or stores and “grown-ups� just anything to keep ourare seemingly always look- selves out of trouble? It’s plain logic, really. If ing down their noses at us. Why? Because some teens we’re spending time doadd to their negative stereo- ing something constructive, type by committing stupid then we aren’t using that acts like shoplifting or fight- time defacing public property or getting toasted – siming or vandalism. Undoubtedly, these kind ple as that. The benefits of youth atof actions will always occur no matter what we do, but in tractions don’t end at keepmy opinion, this little town ing us out of trouble; they also bring with would see a pretty Felicia them more job opconvincing drop in teenage crime if we ac- Thompson portunities. Stores need people to run tually had something them and someto do around here. I one’s gotta sell the mean, really, we have popcorn in the theto drive all the way ater – might as well to another county to be you! go to the movies or a And with more skating rink or shopattractions our litping. Gas is nearing tle town will prob$3 a gallon, and most ably see an incline of us can’t afford to drive out to E’town or Radc- in revenue because we will be able to compete with liff to do things everyday. So we stay in Branden- bigger towns on things like burg and we get bored. And movie prices and shopping when we get bored, we get prospects. So, I say we do something restless. And that restlessness turns into an urge to do about it. Why not show something stupid and then our local legislators that we go to parties, get wasted we want to see change? I and tear stuff up, bust some hear kids constantly talking lips, blacken some eyes, etc. about how dull this place is. We have a rather high num- I challenge you to go beyond ber of underage drinkers whining about it. Write to and our rumored amount of our mayor and try to actuteens on probation isn’t all ally get something changed. Be proactive instead of just too flattering, either. What if we had more jabbering about it.

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officials purchased all-new targets for the shooting range. “As far as the course, we took the money we’ve raised over the last year and we bought 20 new 3-D targets,” he said. “The last couple of years we had to borrow some. I feel like we’ve got a really nice setup.” A nice setup for archers of all ages, according to Stull, who said young kids to middle-age men, participated. “We’ve got everything from kids about 10 up to pro shooters,” he said. “I spoke with two guys a few minutes ago that are going to the Open World (this weekend) and they’re out here to practice for that.” To accommodate such a wide range of participants, there were four different classes of shooters. “Basically, you’ve got four divisions; youth, tra-

ditional — which is more of a longbow — and two compound-bow classes in hunter and open,” Sutton said. “The difference between those two is in the hunter class. The bow has to have fixed pins and a shorter stabilizer, and the open class has longer stabilizers and adjustable sights so you can tune them in a little finer.” All in all, there were 30 targets on the course, which was held at the back of the fairgrounds behind the motocross track. “It’s kind of like a golf course but instead of two nines making 18, you’ve got two 15s that makes 30,” Sutton said. “We’ve got many different kinds of animals; polar bears, deer, boars, raccoons… to make it more like a real hunting situation. The distance is unknown so when they come up, we have a peg in the ground and they have to range the distance themselves. In the NASP, it’s a known range so when the kids shoot indoors they know that it’s 10 meters and 15 meters.” Stull said the distances

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Joey Ray, 27, of Flaherty, steadies his bow for a shot into the woods at the target. For the 3-D shoot, archers had to judge the distance of the targets on their own. were different for each class. “Youth class shoots out to 25 yards, traditional is out to 30, bow hunter is out to 35 and open is out to 50, so that’s the maximum distance,” he said. “The youth

may have a target that’s only 10 yards out, but it might be out to 25.” Scoring is determined by a set of rings on different parts of the target bodies. “Your highest score is a 12-ring, and there are 10-,

Cards take gold medal at Bluegrass State Games

8- and a 5-ring scores,” Stull said. “Anywhere on the target is worth five and typically your 12-ring targets are about the same size on all your targets — about an inch and a quarter.” Stull said the money taken in from the shoot would be put to good use — back into the county’s NASP program. “Hopefully, we can take the money we make and put it toward our hunting trip raffle like we did last year, to try and make more money for the program,” he said. “The one last year was in Cadiz, Ky., and if they win that hunt, they can actually trade it out for any hunt with the same guide service. They can go on a bear hunt in Canada or in Alaska if they like.”

Traditional 1 Charles Bolen, News Salisbury, Ind. — 221 2 Brad Reynolds, Corydon, Ind. —190 2 Tom Anderson, Lanesville, Ind. —186 Open 1 Todd Buckingham, Sheperdsville —302 1 Woody Noe, Rineyville —302 3 Jeffrey Sturgeon, Cave City — 299 Bow Hunter 1 Steve Gum, Corydon, Ind. —309 2 Matt Wells, Leavenworth, Ind. — 303 3 Anthony Brown, Brandenburg — 298


Corporate Gun World, Corydon, Ind. —Steve Gum and Matt Wells —612

Youth (14 and under 1 Damon Quire, Louisville — 297 2 Josh Tilford, Leitchfield — 268 3 Austin Hunter, Vince Grove —176

NASP Preliminary Shoot Approximately 125 kids participated. There was a free drawing for a Genesis bow and three arrows, which was won by Heather Ice, of Flaherty.

Dragons take second at Bluegrass State Games

FRONT L TO R: Sean Davidson, Seth Greenwood, Quinn Majors, Zack MingsRucker. MIDDLE: Brett Ferguson, Collin Stevens, Michael Ray, Austin Finney, BrandonPrice, James McGhee. BACK: Micaela Ray, Morgan English, Courtney Boyd, Chelsey Clayborn, Diana Santiago, Kristan Ganley, Madison Majors, back row: Coach Jim Pitts, Coach Logan English, not pictured Coach Mike Ray.

FIRST ROW: Darla West, Austin Schroeder, Bailey Thomas, Derek Bruner and Zach Ledford. SECOND ROW: Drew Longoria, Shane Stockwell, Brent Raley, Lindsey Fackler, Alex Fackler, Bailee Howard and Ryan Parker. COACHES:Sam Raley and Chris Fackler. NOT PICTURED: Tanner Hayes and Aaron Clutts.

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