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NEWS Otter Creek Challenge begins tomorrow Outdoor enthusiasts will compete to win the Golden Otter during the first-ever Otter Creek Challenge. See page A2.

Fire Department will keep tax rates the same After some debate, trustees voted to keep property taxes at the current rate despite plans to build a new fire station. See page A3.

Staples defense motions to suppress evidence

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Zoning committee lobbies for enforcer By Charles L. Westmoreland A committee’s desire to clean up Meade County and enforce the abandoned property ordinances led to heated discussions about firearms and criticism of a courthouse employee. Members of Meade County’s Planning and Zoning committee urged Fiscal Court to re-implement an abandoned property en-

forcement officer Tuesday, suggesting Hank Schaffner be nominated for the job. Schaffner has served as the Planning and Zoning enforcement officer for the last seven years. Employees of the Planning and Zoning Office, as well as committee members, were unified in their support of Schaffner, a 26-year law enforcement veteran, former member of the National Guard, and was elected twice

as third district constable. But alleged character and behavior issues pertaining to Schaffner, along with his insistence of carrying a handgun if offered the position, drew criticism from magistrates that felt an armed enforcer may send the wrong message. Planning and Zoning Chairwoman Cheryl Gibson said the county is fortunate to have someone with Schaffner’s experience and

had few doubts about his ability to perform the job. “We need to have a code enforcement officer to handle abandoned property issues,” she said, adding that ordinances governing abandoned property aren’t currently enforced. According to reports, the abandoned property ordinance hasn’t been enforced in more than a year. Abandoned properties are defined by ordinance as land

Senior status Judge F. Kenneth Conliffe heard testimonies from law enforcement officers and arguments from the defense to suppress evidence last week. See page A3.

with a dwelling that has been vacated for more than six months, some of which have destroyed or decaying structures and overgrown grass. Some magistrates believe allowing Schaffner to carry a weapon will create more problems than it will solve. Schaffner’s tactfulness was also brought into question. “I have no doubt Hank

See P&Z, A10

PSC rejects water rate increase By Betsy Simon

Putting the ‘Battle’ in Battletown Pro wrestling, inflatable slides, good tunes and good company — the Battletown Festival had it all. See more photos on A10.

SPORTS...B1 Golfers prep for regional tourney The Meade County golf teams are heading into region play next week.

Big Green, Blue show true colors It’s been an exciting week for all things Green and Blue.


Students get a chance to use the technology of the intelligent classrooms and participate in a science lesson by playing an educational Internet game.

Teachers say new technology beneficial to student learning By Betsy Simon

Greenwave stuffs Bruins in home win Meade County takes out Central Hardin for a crucial district win, its first of the season.

OUTDOORS...B4 EHD outbreak update This year’s EHD outbreak is the worst in Kentucky during the last 30 years.

BUSINESS...A6 Curveball causes career change

A local woman traded in her experience with cutting hair to recently become a licensed real estate agent with a company in Elizabethtown.

YOUTH...B9 Cooking lessons Kitchen students at Stuart Pepper Middle School swapped school work for cooking time during the Cooking 101 after-school activity held last week.

CORRECTION Chris Thomas was improperly identified in a Sept. 7 article “Fugitive tied to teen’s death apprehended. Chris Thomas was a passenger in Katie Wendlegast’s vehicle. Josh Thomas was the operator of the other vehicle.

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When this year’s kindergarten class at Brandenburg Primary graduates in 2020 they may never remember having chalkboards or overhead projectors in their classrooms. At the school’s grand opening in August, Kentucky’s first “intelligent classrooms” were introduced to the students, and teachers are thrilled with the district’s technological advancements. “We’re really lucky here,” second grade teacher Cindy Gempler said. “I think we have some of the best technology in the state.” Superintendent Mitch Crump said the district is wiring the intelligent classrooms in every school. “Some of the schools are 100 percent equipped with the technology, and we’re working on installing the intelligent classrooms in the other schools,” he said. “It’s an ongoing process but it will be an instructional benefit to the schools when everything’s

complete.” The modern-day equipment allows teachers to have a variety of knowledge right at their fingertips. With the use of a Video On Demand program called VBRICK, 24 cable channels, like The Discovery Channel, are filtered straight into the classroom via the Internet. In a previous interview with the district’s technology resource teacher, Gary Grant, he said the federal government requires selected channels for educational programming and cable providers must offer free cable to schools as part of Cable in the Classroom, a program founded in 1989 that advocates “sensible and effective use of media in homes, schools and communities.” Gempler said the use of Video On Demand programming enhances classroom instruction and makes her more prepared for her classes. “We’re able to pull videos right off the

See Tech, A3

Kentucky Public Service Commission denied the Meade County Water District’s request to raise water rates. Water District General Manager Joe Bartley said the PSC denied the request for a rate increase but did agree to the increase in nonrecurring charges, such as the cost of installing the meters. He said the Water District is losing money based on the current monthly costs and representatives from the Water District have asked the PSC to explain its decision and reconsider the initial request. “We have requested a hearing with the Public Service Commission to have them sit down and explain their reasons for not allowing the monthly increase,” he said. “We’ll plead our case again, but the request for a rate increase does not look good.” Bartley said there is no meeting date set at this time. Board members discussed building a new water tower in the Flaherty area. Water District commissioner Wesley Prather said he has met two twice with the property owners on state Route 144 about building the tower there. “They seem like they’re on-board, but there’s nothing definite yet,” Prather said. If the land on state Route 144 is not sufficient or available, Bartley said there is land on U.S. 60 at Flaherty Station where the tower could be built. “If we could build on the (state Route 144) property we wouldn’t have to build the tower as high, so the cost and engineering of the tower wouldn’t cost us as much as it would at the U.S. 60 location,” he said. Bartley said the construction of the maintenance shop is coming along. In an effort to put everything under one roof, commission members voted in June to build a new maintenance shop on the Water District’s property in Brandenburg. D&M Popham Excavating in Rhodelia was hired to handle the construction. Bartley said representatives from the company seemed confident that, even though construction on the building has been slow, the work will hopefully be finished by November. State inspectors say the facility must have restrooms and a water fountain installed, which Bartley said would not be a problem and should not affect the completion date or the estimated $30,000 cost of the project.

Roberts’ Family Farm offers Halloween amazement By Betsy Simon With a flashlight in hand and prepared for whatever might come across his path, four-year-old Luke Kueber marched ahead of his brother and grandparents as they entered the corn maze at Roberts’ Family Farm. The clan zigzagged their way to the center of the pumpkin-patterned maze and stopped when they landed in one of the two mowed out jack-olanterns in the middle of the cornfield. Having a map would have been helpful, though no one picked one up at the start of the maze. The family was left to retrace their steps by memory. And after a few wrong turns and missteps, they found their way out, finishing the four-and-a- half acre maze in less than 40 minutes. “Getting out was the best part,” Kueber laughed. “We got pretty lost in there but it was a lot of fun.” This is the first year the Roberts are hosting the corn maze, which is located in Guston, and more than a dozen people attended last Friday evening.

The maze was designed by Meade County Extension Agent Andy Mills, who said the Roberts asked him for help and the project sounded fun. “This is a little out of the realm of what I usually do, but I thought ‘what the heck’,” he said. Mills said his design was scanned into a computer and when the image was pulled up on the screen it told him exactly where to make the paths when it was mowed. Mills said the experience was his first. “I really enjoyed doing it,” he said. “It was fun to come out here tonight and see what it looks like and how much fun people are having.” Rhonda Roberts said her family tried to host the corn maze two years ago but it was destroyed by bad weather. They try to add something new to the farm every year, and this time they wanted to try the corn maze. “My family wanted a place for families to come together and just have a lot of fun,” Rhonda said. “We love having people out here to enjoy the farm.” A variety of groups in Meade, Har-


An aerial view of the four-and-a-half acre corn maze at the Roberts Family Farm in Guston. The maze will be open to the public through Oct. 31. din and Breckinridge counties visit the farm for field trips, and the corn maze was another way to give back to the community. “The farm is more than just our farm,” Rhonda said. “It’s the community’s farm, too.”

Rhonda’s husband, Kevin, also said the inspiration for the corn maze was to benefit the community. “We wanted to do something for

See Maze, A10

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The Otter Creek Challenge, which begins tomorrow, entails canoeing, rappelling, land trekking and mountain biking through a course that snakes throughout Otter Creek Park. The course could take up to eight hours to complete.

True outdoorsmen will be put to the test this weekend during the rugged, allterrain “Otter Creek Challenge.” The event, which begins at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, entails canoeing, rappelling, land trekking and mountain biking through a course that snakes throughout Otter Creek Park. The event will demand physical toughness and mental awareness, as participants must navigate their way through the course safely and quickly until they cross the finish line, hopefully within the eight hour time limit. “There will be check points along the way ... but it’s going to take a lot of map and compass reading,” said event coordinator Bob Meredith. A pre-race check-in and dinner will be held tonight at the Haven Hill Lodge at the park, at which time participants will be briefed on course rules and safety precautions. Individuals or teams of two, three or four people will compete in several different divisions, such as women, mixed and 40years-old and over. The race is a ROGAINE style course, an acronym for Rugged Outdoor Group Activity Involving Navigation and Endurance. “ROGAINE is a common phrase among individuals

who enjoy participating in events such as the ‘Otter Creek Challenge’,” Meredith said. Mandatory gear participants will need include: a mountain bike, canoe, climbing harness, helmets, carabiners, whistles and gloves. Racers are provided, per their entry fee, with a waterproof map of the park course, a wicking shirt and dinner this evening. Ninety-one racers are signed up to participate in the ‘Challenge,’ Meredith said. The registration cost was $55 to $75. All racers will gather at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow to check their gear, strategize with teammates and review course procedures. The eight-hour-long contest be-

gins at 9 a.m. “It should be a lot of fun for everyone,” Meredith said. Other types of outdoor challenge events have been held at Otter Creek in previous years, though this is the first year that Otter Creek Park is sponsoring and hosting the event, Meredith said. A post-race celebration and awards ceremony will be held after contestants complete the course. The teams and individuals with the fastest times in each division — after any time penalties are deducted — will receive Golden Otter trophies. For more information about spectating the race or for more Otter Creek Park events, call 502-942-3211.

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Judge reviews evidence regarding Staples case Authorities from the Meade County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police testified during an evidentiary hearing last Friday regarding the discovery of marijuana on the Staples’ Family Farm. Attorneys for the prosecution and defense will have until today to submit motions and other paperwork prior to the Oct. 8 jury selection, which will take place at the Meade County Courthouse. Defense attornies for former magistrate Jamie Staples; his parents, James Ralph and Barbara Jean Staples; son, Justin; and nephew, Brandon Vowels, motioned to suppress evidence collected during the

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fertilizer found in a nearby barn. According to testimonies, the barn door where the fertilizer bag was found was left open. Dried marijuana was also found in one of the homes. Attorney Alex Stone, who represents James Ralph Staples, said anyone could have entered the barn, adding that it wouldn’t be the first time in Meade County that marijuana has been planted on someone else’s property. The defense argued the photos of ashes were inconclusive because only photos of the ashes were taken, not the content being burned. While on the stand, Eckert said he had seen “thousands and thousands of plants� and “hundreds and hundreds of pounds� of marijuana burned during his more than 20-year career,

and he believed the burn pile did contain marijuana. Attorney Rob Eggert, who is representing Vowels, questioned how anyone could know what the ashes used to be. “(Eckert) may be an expert on marijuana and drugs, but he’s not an expert on ashes,� he said. Vowels was arrested shortly after the marijuana discovery and told authorities he was burning old carpet and tarps, according to reports and testimonies. The prosecutor, Commonwealth Attorney Kenton Smith, motioned to have all cell phone, bank transactions and tax records provided as evidence. Smith said the family’s financial history and debt will show why “it was necessary to grow marijuana.�

Barbara Staples’ attorney, Mark Miller, said including bank records would require an expert witness to explain to the jury banking concepts and it could unnecessarily drag out and complicate the trial. The financial records of Vowels and Justin Staples will not be requested because of their ages. Both graduated high school within the last few years and have not accumulated significant wealth that would require the inspection of records, the defense argued. Smith agreed and did not press the issue. Conliffe will make a ruling at a later date regarding dismissing evidence. He decided against a site visit, saying he wasn’t sure how a jury would benefit from inspecting the farm. Smith said the area where mari-

juana was discovered had “materially changed and is not relevant now.� Defense attorneys stressed that another home lies adjacent to where the marijuana was found, saying the Staples were victims just like many other Meade Countians who have had marijuana planted on their land. “There’s a lot of history of farmers having marijuana planted on (their land),� Stone said. None of the defendants spoke during the hearing, however, when leaving the courtroom Justin Staples volunteered a few comments about Smith’s sexual orientation, which will not be reprinted due to the slanderous nature of the comments. “You should print that,� he told The News Standard following the remarks.

A real advantage for the teachers, Gempler said, is the use of the airliner wireless slate. Teachers can write on the wireless slate and project the content onto the board. “Before I had the wireless slate I had to turn my back to the students to write on the board, but now I can walk around the room and be with the students,� she said. “The wireless slate also makes it less time consuming to present information to the students.� Teachers at the primary school have taken full advantage of the technology available to them, but there is still a time and place for the traditional methods of teaching. “The technology is definitely a great tool for kids who are visual learners, but for students who learn better by doing things hands-on, we can still teach the oldfashioned way, with students writing on paper and teachers writing on the board,� Gempler said. “We now have multiple ways to teach.� Brandenburg Primary also has an infrared voiceenhancement system, so every student can hear the lesson. The system requires the teacher to wear a microphone around their neck to help project their voice to

every corner of the room. Gempler said the device can be hooked up to a student’s hearing aid to help them hear better, but since she doesn’t have any students with hearing impairments she uses the device for sing-alongs with her students. “The music runs through the surround sound so every student can hear the music clearly and can participate in the activity,� she said. The technology has proven to benefit teachers of all grade levels, like first grade teacher Vonda Richardson. “I’ve found that my students really love the visual aspects of the technology, but for students that don’t learn as well visually, they stay engaged because their curiosity about the technology gets the best of them,� she said. “When I write with different colors on the slate it helps to keep their attention, too.� Richardson said on the first day of school she let each student get up and write their name using the wireless slate. “Showing the kids different aspects of the technology in small doses has helped keep them focused,� she said. “The students are excited about the technology and I’ll give them more exposure to it as the year progresses.�

Richardson said teachers are also looking at ways to use the technology to administer remote control tests, which would allow teachers immediately assess their students’ performance. With the push of a few buttons, teachers now have nu-

merous resources for daily instruction. Gempler and Richardson said the teachers spent the summer learning the basic uses of the intelligent classrooms, but they’ve only scratched the surface of what the intelligent classrooms are capable of.

“There are hundreds of different ways to use the technology, many of which I don’t even know yet,� Gempler said. “But the more I use it, the more ideas I get. I’ll spend the school learn the technology along with the students.�

Tax rates spark debate at fire district meeting By Laura Saylor The Meade County Fire Protection District decided to leave property tax rates the same for the 2007-08 fiscal year after some debate among board members. The Meade County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees gathered at station 1 Monday night where taxes and the new acquisition of land were the main topics of discussion during their monthly business meeting. Real property taxes will remain at 7.5 cents per $100 taxable value, and personal and tangible property rates will both remain at two cents per $100 taxable value. Trustee Bruno Ilario immediately made a motion to keep tax rates the same as soon as the topic arose, and the motion was quickly seconded by trustee Terry Parker. Before the motion was approved, however, board members digressed into a discussion about the tax rates. Board member and assistant chief Mike Curl said the board should consider possibly raising the personal tax rate in anticipation of the new fire station that will soon begin construction. Ilario strongly opposed the idea. “I’m against raising taxes,� he said. “We made a commitment to the commu-

nity ... when we hired the chief that we wouldn’t raise taxes.� Curl said that a tax increase now would have nothing to do with the hiring of the Fire Chief Larry Naser and would not break their commitment to the community, but would instead make the district that much more prepared for the building of the new fire hall. “We’re going to start constructing a new station ... and we don’t need to take a step backwards,� Curl said. Ilario said the fire district’s estimated yearly annual income of $390,000 is enough money to cover the district’s finances, even with the building of a new fire station. Chairman Martin Bosemer, who was present via tele-conference, said raising tax rates would only allow the district to be more wellequipped and efficient. “We bought a new truck, ... we bought two acres of ground, we hired a chief ... we’re about to build a new fire station,� Ilario said. “We have everything we need.� The vote to keep tax rates the same was approved, with board members Ilario, Parker, John Abadie and James Anthony in favor and board members Curl and Terry Carter in opposition. A 1.45 acre lot that sits next to the original build-

ing site of the new fire hall will be purchased by the fire district within the 60 day deadline it was given. The additional lot was approved to be purchased by board members at the Aug. 20 meeting for $25,000. Board members passed around a copy of the contract before they unanimously approved to use a matured CD to purchase the lot. The acquisition of the new lot will give the department 2.95 acres of land to build the new station on in the Bill Corum Industrial Park. Naser began the reading of his report by thanking the board members and everyone involved in the success of the county fire department’s 50th anniversary celebration held Aug. 16 at Otter Creek Park. The district had 31 runs since the Aug. 20 meeting with an average of 10 members per run and an average arrival time of 9.1 minutes. Board members concluded the meeting by discussing solutions to help improve the district’s attempts at recruiting new volunteer firefighters. Parker suggested investing money in a scrolling marquee or billboard that would advertise the district’s need for volunteers, though no motions were made. “Any little thing we can do could help us out with recruitment,� Naser said.

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



Internet using the Kentucky Educational Television’s Encyclomedia,� Gempler said, as she put a Discovery Channel video up on the big screen for her students. “I’m teaching a unit on habitats and there are tons of videos on the topic. I find I’m always thinking, ‘How can I incorporate the technology in the lesson I’m teaching?’� Finding ways to integrate the technology into lessons can be a tool for connecting with students. “The students are exposed to computers and technology at an earlier age than they use to be because they’ve grown up around video games and the Internet, and I think that same kind of technology needs to be brought into the classroom, too.� The intelligent classrooms also allow students to test out the technology. During Gempler’s grammar lesson, she was able to project a worksheet onto the white board with a digital camera so students could go up to the white board and make corrections on the page.

Sept. 7, 2006 investigation of the family’s farm, located just off KY 1919 near Andyville. Each person is being charged with marijuana cultivation, five or more plants, and tampering with physical evidence. Authorities found 322 plants on eight plots — five in a cornfield and three in the woods, according to police reports. Police estimated the plants to be worth $644,000. Testimonies were provided by former Sheriff Cliff Wise, Deputy Mike Robinson, Kentucky State Police Narcotics Agent Ezra Stout and officer Rob Eckert. The evidence in question were photos of ashes in a burn pile and the corner of a fertilizer bag found in one of the marijuana plots. Forensic testing showed the torn corner belonged to a bag of


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Friday, September 21, 2007

Special session becomes gun control debate


onday’s Fiscal Court meeting was intended for discussion of county-wide cleanup efforts of abandoned properties and the nomination of an abandoned property enforcement officer. Instead, it played out more like a gun-control debate with intermissions of mud-slinging in between. Several members of Fiscal Court had reservations about Hank Schaffner, a seven-year employee in the Planning and Zoning office, carrying a firearm onto private property. Schaffner, who is a retired police officer with more than 20 years experience with LMPD, has a concealed-weapon permit and is entitled to carry a pistol while performing the role of Planning and Zoning enforcement officer, according to state laws. He’s also an elected constable, which also entitles him to carry a firearm. Schaffner said he has never drawn his weapon or threatened to use it while on the job. No paperwork or written complaints show otherwise. Judging by his experience, Schaffner is welltrained and highly-capable of safely handling a firearm. So, the question really is: Does he, or anyone else serving in the capacity of abandoned property enforcer, need one? The simple answer is yes — and no. The concerns from Fiscal Court varied from possible intimidation of residents to escalated confrontation when on private properties. Schaffner’s coworkers say threats to Planning and Zoning employees happen often and that the job could be dangerous. A single course of action, whether it be no firearms or always carrying a firearm, will create problems. Some residents might become more aggressive if confronted by someone possessing a handgun, and others who would have created tension may become more docile. But the main effort should be to avoid bad situations before they escalate to where a weapon is needed. Sheriff Butch Kerrick said Tuesday that he could lend a radio to Schaffner so police backup would only be a radio call away. All in all, Kerrick frowned on the idea of someone from Planning and Zoning carrying a weapon onto private property. The safety of residents, of Schaffner and the image of Meade County all need to be taken into consideration. Cooperation and support from residents will likely suffer, however, if courthouse employees start knocking on their doors while packing heat. And, even though Schaffner has the necessary experience carrying a firearm, who’s to say the next person will too? If not, the next enforcer could be a liability to the county and the safety of citizens.

More schools making the grade FRANKFORT — Kentucky got a dose of good news last week, when we learned that significantly more schools are meeting the math and reading goals established by the federal No Child Left Behind law. A little more than three-fourths of the schools exceeded the threshold, compared to 66 percent last year. While that certainly indicates we are heading in the right direction, especially in these two critical subjects, it is important to note that this news alone does not paint a full picture of our schools’ progress. Only as we get more information from more sources can we truly see how we compare to other states — and what specifically we need to improve. With that in mind, the Kentucky’s Office of Education Accountability (OEA) released a report earlier this summer that brings together a wide variety of rankings. Since it is scheduled to be an annual publication, this should be a handy guide for legislators and school officials alike at the start of every school year. OEA — an administrative arm of the General Assembly rather than part of the Dept. of Education — emphasizes that no ranking, no matter how long established, is perfect. There may be slight differences in ways states gather information, making comparisons difficult. In some cases, a state may be ranked

low despite being very close college within six years of statistically to the states in graduating from high school. the top tier. That’s the 33rd best rate Even what looks like an among the states, according apples-to-apples comparison to OEA’s report. can be faulty. Take Because Kentucky the ACT and SAT, for Jeff Greer still lags the national example. In many average in housestates, students tend hold income – nearly to favor one collegehalf of our students entrance exam over qualify for free or the other. Not surreduced-price lunch prisingly, Kentucky’s – it should be no surscore on the ACT — prise that our spendwhich three-fourths ing per pupil reflects of our students take Legislative that. — is generally lower We were 41st Update than in states where among the states in less than 20 percent of 2005, when you take their students take the away cost-of-living test. The opposite is true as differences. When you look well: The SAT scores of the 11 at per-pupil spending per percent of Kentucky students $1,000 of household income, taking that test are above the however — a better gauge of national average. Neither of our ability to financially supthose, though, gives us a true port schools – we are just bestate-to-state comparison. low the national average. In Improvement in one area other words, we support our can also mean a decline in schools as well as the rest of another. A good example the nation, given our annual of that is the high school income. drop-out rate. If we lower Kentucky is also around that, we invariably will see a the national average when lower percentage of seniors it comes to how much we enrolling in a postsecondary spend on instruction, operaschool. That’s still a good tions and administration of trade-off, since it keeps at- our schools. risk students in school lonThe national average is ger, but it’s something to where our student-teacher rakeep in mind as we consider tio is as well. Oddly enough, the college-going rate. though, we are last among Speaking of college, every the states when measuring state has a lot of room for the percentage of teachers in improvement. In Kentucky, our school-employee workonly 15 of every 100 high force. Forty-three percent of school freshmen in 2002 was our school employees are in expected to graduate from the classroom, but the top

state — South Carolina — has 73 percent. Many states are above half. The OEA report shows several areas where Kentucky does very well, with perhaps the most prominent being technology. We are 13th in access to computers in the classroom, ninth on percent of students with access to lab or media center computers and 19th on the number of students per highspeed internet-connected computer. We are in the top 10 states in the enrollment of threeand four-year-olds in preschool, and one of only 13 that fund it at 100 percent. We are also one of the top 10 states when measuring the funding gap between school districts with high and low poverty rates and high and low rates of minority students. In fact, those districts with high poverty or high minority enrollment get more money per pupil than others across the state, showcasing our commitment to financial equality in the classroom. If you would like to let me know how you feel about this, please feel free to write to me at 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. I hope to hear from you soon.

Purple Hearts out of stock A while back, a Korean War veteran decided he’d like to collect the Purple Heart he earned when he was wounded in a shell attack. He never did get the award back then. Now he wants it. Nyles Reed sent his application in, and what did he get in return? A certificate that said yes, he was eligible for the Purple Heart, and a formal letter that said no, he couldn’t have one because they were out of stock. Reed was told to either buy his own medal or resubmit an application in three months. This is unacceptable. This veteran is 75 years old. You don’t tell a 75-year-old veteran to reapply in three months. You get on the phone

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Mrs. Roni Stull Blevins, 51, Guston, Ky., died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Blevins was a member of the Women of the Moose in Brandenburg. She was born Nov. 27, 1955, the daughter of James Fred and Evelyn Mills Stull. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Frankie Blevins, Guston, Ky., four children, Franklin Ray Blevins, Jr., Kerry Michael Blevins, Brandenburg, Scottie D. Blevins, Payneville, Ky., Shannon Michelle Blevins, Guston, Ky., her mother, Evelyn Marie Mills Stull, Payneville, Ky., one sister, Margaret Teresa Saul, Payneville, Ky., four brothers, Edward Lamar Stull, Sample, Ky., Jimmy Stull, Pekin, Ind., Pat Stull, Michael Stull, Payneville, Ky., and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 17, 2007 at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Abel officiating.

Candace Victoria Hicks, 29, of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Ky., as the result of an automobile accident. She was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church. Candace was employed with River City Management. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Emmett and Elmyra Harper and George W. Hicks; and two uncles, Mickey Hicks and Bobby Hicks. She is survived by her daughter, Jaden Hicks of Radcliff, Ky.; her parents, Larry and Helen Hicks of Vine Grove, Ky.; a brother, Jason Hicks of Vine Grove, Ky.; and her grandmother, Mary L. Hicks of Vine Grove, Ky. The funeral mass was held Sept. 20, 2007 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial was in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. The visitation was on Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. There was a prayer service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at

Ariadeane “Deanie” Miller Lambright Ariadeane “Deanie” Miller Lambright, 85, formerly of Louisville, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents Nadeane and Carl M. Miller. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Martin R. Lambright; daughter Debbie (Wayne) Weber; granddaughter, Melissa (Neal) Allen and great-grandson Kole Wayne Allen, all of Brandenburg. First cousins Don and Pat Radcliff, Richard and Mary Radcliff and Rita Brady. Brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Clyde and Edna Lambright and Hubert and Gwen Lambright, and many cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home, followed by burial in Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville, Ky. Pallbearers were Don Radcliff, Richard Radcliff, Jerry Allen, Jason Allen, John Hardin, Jesse Hardin, John Hess and Dale Lasley. Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals. com. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hospice of Central Kentucky.

Wendy Anita Zsedenyi Sgt. 1st Class (ret) Wendy Anita Zsedenyi, 55, of Radcliff, Ky., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 at her home. Sgt. 1st Class Zsedenyi retired from the U. S. Army and was working civil service at the U. S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Ky. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her son, Brian Zsedenyi of Hodgenville, Ky.; grandson, Nathan Sidebottom, of Hodgenville, Ky.; her mother, Cherry Koester of Sandusky, Ohio; and her siblings. The funeral service was held Tuesday Sept. 18 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff with military honors. The guest register may be signed at

Joseph Clinton “Joe” Seelye Joseph Clinton “Joe” Seelye, 65, of Garrett, Ky. passed away suddenly, but peacefully at home to journey to his Heavenly Father, Sept. 14, 2007. Joe was born March 20, 1942 to the late Arthur C. and Martha Louise (Hibbs) Seelye. After 34 years with Arch Chemical, Joe retired as Plant Coordinator in 1999 to enjoy the rest of his days with family and friends. Joe was a member of Buck Grove Baptist Church and an active farmer who loved working his land and raising his cattle. He enjoyed spending time with his rook buddies, working difficult jigsaw puzzles, and sharing a good joke with his wife, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Trevor Shane Seelye, and his brother, Ronnie Earl Seelye. To grieve his loss, but rejoice in his memories he leaves his cherished wife of 47 years, Joan (Holt) Seelye, two beloved sons, Troy (Deanne) and Steven, three treasured grandchildren, Jacob, Isaac, and Julia, a loving sister, Judy Pack of Tampa, Fla., family friend Gail Wilkins, four wonderful sisters-in-law Suzanne Holt, Lorraine (Richard) Medley, Doris June (Jim) Green, Judy Seelye, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. Joe was a devoted son, husband, father, papaw, neighbor, and friend. He was responsive and generous to the needs of others. He was honest, loyal and respected. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Funeral services were held Monday from Buck Grove Baptist Church with Reverend David Campbell officiating. Burial was in Buck Grove Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Buck Grove Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences at

Kenneth Lloyd “Bud” Mattingly Kenneth Lloyd “Bud” Mattingly, 67, of Owensboro, Ky. died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 at Eddieville, Ky. He was born in Breckinridge County on Jan. 21, 1940, the son of the late McKinley and Anna Mae Goins Mattingly. He retired from Daviess County Board of Education, member for 25 years as custodian, enjoyed his family, dogs, horses, hunting and fishing. He was also a member of Phillipps Chapel in Owensboro, Ky. He is preceded in death by his twin sisters. He is survived by his son Kenneth Houston Mattingly, Eddyville, Ky.; his daughter Kathy Noffsinger, Owensboro, Ky.; a brother, Samuel Mattingly, Magnolia, Ky.; two sisters, Mildred Johnson, Ekron, Ky. and Magdelene Dupin, Guston, Ky.; four grandchildren; a special friend, Erie Anderson, Owensboro, Ky. Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial was held in Horsely Chapel Cemetery, Garfield, Ky.

Cora Frances McGill Cora McGill Frances, 93, of Meade County, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 at Medco of Brandenburg. She was a homemaker and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. McGill. She is survived by her children, James William McGill, Elizabeth Louise Branson, Leroy McGill, JoAnn Croteau, Marie Hoetger, Clara Frances McGill, Larry Richard McGill and Debra McGill; nine grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. Her service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy., with burial in Kings Cemetery, Mt. Washington, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Medco of Brandenburg, 814 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, 40108.

Leon Eugene “Gene” Percefull Leon Eugene “Gene” Percefull, 64, of Rineyville, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was a member of Shepherd’s Way Community Church, the National Rifle Association and Hardin County Fair Squares. Gene donated 19 gallons of blood through the American Red Cross bloodmobile. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon A. Percefull; and two brothers, Nolan and Bruce Percefull. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Meers Percefull; two daughters and sons-in-law, Trina and Bruce Gooden of Shepherdsville, Ky. and Erin and Mark Jarvis of Brandenburg; a son, Ryan Percefull of Rineyville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Reagan Jarvis; his mother, Beulah McIntyre Percefull of Vine Grove, Ky.; a sister, Rebecca Mattingly of Vine Grove, Ky.; and a brother, Dale Percefull of Vine Grove, Ky. The funeral was at 1 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove, Ky. with the Rev. Odis Weaver, the Rev. Jeff Noel and the Rev. K. Christian Burton officiating. Burial was in Vine Grove Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and continued at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Shepherd’s Way Community Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 206, Rineyville, Ky. 40162. Condolences may be expressed online at www.nebfh. com.

Dr. John H. Rockwell Dr. John H. Rockwell, 78, formerly of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, in Parma, Ohio. A native of Cleveland, he was an optometrist and a retired Lt. Col. Dr. Rockwell held innumerable professional offices and committee chairmanships, including president of The Cleveland Optometric Association, adjunct associate professor for Indiana University’s Optometry School, design engineer of Army optometry clinics, American Academy of Optometry and American Optometric Association speaker, choir director and soloist, button photographer and instructor for the AARP Safe Driving Program. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Dreger; his parents, John and Edith Davis Rockwell; a sister, Shirley (Ted) Norris; and a brother, Carl Kneebusch. Survivors include two daughters, Melinda Rockwell and Pamela (Randy) Katona; and two grandchildren, Russell and Rebecca Katona. Private services will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions of the donor’s choice in Dr. John Rockwell’s memory. Kolodiy-Lazuta Funeral Home in Parma is in charge of arrangements

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From hairstyling to homeselling By Betsy Simon When life threw Meade County resident Carolyn Jantzen a curve ball she didn’t let it catch her off guard. Instead, she traded in her experience with hairstylist scissors to begin an exciting career in real estate. But Jantzen’s change in jobs came after a difficult time – when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After having surgery to remove a tumor and the cancerous lymph nodes near her arm, Jantzen no longer had the same carefree mobility that she once did. The surgery left her with a condition that made it painful to hold her arm up in the air for long periods of time, forcing Jantzen to give up her 21-year-long career as a hairdresser. “It was hard to give up being a hairdresser after so many years in the business,�

she said. “But I decided that I had the chance to try and pursue something new.� The world quickly became Jantzen’s oyster. After years of a growing interest in real estate this was her chance to make it happen. She passed her real estate test and began working under the guidance of the realtors at Coldwell Banker McMahan in Elizabethtown over the last two weeks. Although she is starting a career from the ground up, Jantzen is looking at this as a great chance to pursue her dream. “I finally decided that I am 51 years old and I have the opportunity to test out something I’ve been interested in for a long time,� Jantzen said. “It’s now or never.�

She is licensed to sell residential and commercial properties anywhere in the state. Before entering the field, Jantzen said she researched local real estate agencies and decided to join with Coldwell Banker McMahan because she was impressed by its staff and felt there was a lot for her to learn with the company. “There hasn’t been a dull day so far,� Jantzen said. “I’ve been to several meetings and I am learning a lot from the other realtors.� Her boss, Kevin Farris, said Jantzen has the potential to become an outstanding realtor. “She is continuing her education to become certified as a residential specialist, which is a benefit for her

customers. Carolyn is putting her best foot forward,� Farris said. “As a hometown, local lady she’s hardworking and really cares for the customer and wants to do what is best for them.� Although she is still observing her colleagues at work, Jantzen said she is confident she can learn from the best and use the knowledge she gains to help her future clients find the properties they desire. “People can trust me because I will consider each client’s needs and wants,� Jantzen said. “I like the business side of real estate. You’re usually running around and I have definitely been staying busy and am interested in what is going on.� For more information or to contact Carolyn Jantzen, please call Coldwell Banker McMahan in Elizabethtown at 234-8600 or on her cell phone at 668-2504.

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Fletcher supports entrepreneurs FRANKFORT — Governor Ernie Fletcher’s efforts to support entrepreneurs have received a boost from the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices. The NGA Center has selected Kentucky to participate in a yearlong policy academy, working with nationally recognized experts to identify economic policies that can help improve the Commonwealth’s competitiveness in the global economy. Entitled State Strategies for Promoting Innovative Clusters and Regional Economies, the policy academy will begin in September and provide a team selected by Fletcher with the latest information on how to apply contemporary cluster analysis and innovation-based economic strategies. “I want Kentucky to be a leader in supporting innovative businesses,� Fletcher said. “The outcomes of the policy academy will help us build on our efforts to deepen our workforce skills and entrepreneurial efforts across the state.� Clusters are groups of

businesses and related institutions that derive economic advantages from being near one another. Clusters can boost a region’s economic capacity and entrepreneurship, as well as improve employment and wages, so states can benefit from designing policies that promote them. Kentucky was one of seven states chosen by the NGA Center based on an application that was submitted by Fletcher in July. Also selected were Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Oregon, and West Virginia. Participating states will learn about new research, promising practices and state policy options related to cluster-based and innovation-led economic development. “The NGA Center’s policy academy will facilitate open discussion across state agencies to help better align economic development with state resources and advocate for a unified economic development plan,� said Economic Development Secretary John Hindman. “NGA’s experts will assist in synthesizing a wide array of studies and re-

ports, while helping identify common themes and overarching recommendations to help guide Kentucky in developing economic development policies.� The Kentucky policy academy team will focus on improving workforce education and skills and encouraging entrepreneurship. “Increasing our workforce’s skills and education levels are immediate and pressing needs to help Kentuckians compete for higher paying, high-tech jobs,� said Deborah Clayton, who was picked by Fletcher to head the policy academy team. “Kentucky’s entrepreneurial economy, which is closely linked with educational attainment, will also benefit from placing more focus on an educated workforce.� The NGA Center’s report, Cluster-Based Strategies for Growing State Economies, provides information on the benefits that clusterbased economies can bring to regions. It can be viewed online and downloaded at sewp.

Save big with HUD foreclosures By David Uffington Dollars and Sense While buying foreclosed properties is one way to save on the cost of a house, the process isn’t as easy as the late-night infomercials would have you believe. The condition of the house can be an obstacle. Foreclosure doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s likely that needed repairs haven’t been completed for a long time. Unfortunately, in many cases you can’t inspect the property until you buy it. By the time you discover and pay for all the repairs, the house is no bargain. Someone might still be living at the property. It could be the elderly (and ill) parents of the owner. Do you really want to hire a lawyer and throw them out on the street? And sometimes an owner who’s being evicted from his home will do a lot of damage on the way out.

A safer way to buy a foreclosure is through HUD. Properties that have been FHA-insured are listed online when the lender forecloses. Start by locating a HUD Registered Agent, a broker who is approved for dealing with HUD foreclosures. An approved broker can help you navigate the maze and submit your bid in the first-round offer period, giving your bid a better chance of being accepted. (HUD pays the commission if the bid contains that language.) The houses are listed only for five days, and new ones are listed each week. That’s another way an approved broker can help you: You’ll be able to submit an offer quickly. An approved broker will also make sure you don’t miss any of the good programs. For example, there’s the Good Neighbor Initiative. In certain revitalization areas, if you are an emergency medical technician, firefight-

er, law enforcement officer or teacher, you could qualify for as much as 50 percent off the list price via the Good Neighbor Next Door program if you live in the house for three years. Remember that these houses are sold “As-Is.� But under each HUD listing you’ll find links to the inspection reports for lead-based paint and the property condition, along with warnings about needed repairs. For more information on buying foreclosures from HUD, check its Web site at for homes in your area. Or call (800) 569-4287 to find a HUD counselor near you. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Extension Office offers grass plot samples By Andy Mills UK Cooperative Extension Every year, I have numerous calls and visits about lawn care, in particular, grass seed and fertility. If you are planning to seed a new lawn or renovate on existing lawn, now is the ideal time for some types of grasses. With the drought this year, most lawns could use some renovating. I encourage lawn owners to check out the grass variety plots at the Extension Office. These plots were sewn last September. Now a person can see how different grasses and varieties fared through the drought. There are several varieties and kinds of lawn grasses available to the homeowner and even more advertising as to which is the best to go along with them. It’s hard to sort through all of this information and make a decision that’s right for your lawn. In order to help a person make these decisions, we’ve seeded some small grass plots here at the Extension

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Andy Mills, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, shows some of the different types of grasses that are planted outside the Extension Office. Office along our walking trail. In these plots there are four different types of lawn grasses with different varieties of each. In all there are 14 different varieties with each one being replicated three times. Most of the


varieties can be purchased around here. Plot diagrams are available at the office during the weekdays. Very soon plot signs with variety, seeding rate, and fertilizing rate information will mark each

Cody Haught, 13, of Brandenburg, exhibited the Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion at the Junior Angus Show held during the 2007 Kentucky State Fair. Cody’s father, Kenny, holds his award above Princess Lucy, the prize-winning heifer. This year marked Cody’s fourth year showing at the state fair. He is a seventh grade student at Stuart Pepper Middle School and a four-year member of the local 4H. The April 2007 heifer was sired by Bon View New Design 878. The dam was Bells Cosette 402 bred by Bells Angus of Irvington, Ky.

‘Farms are fun’ theme of contest The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is holding a poster and essay contest for all students from kindergarten to eighth grade. The theme of the 2007 contest is “Kentucky Farms are Fun!” All artwork and writing submitted must be exclusively student-created. Students may enter both the poster and essay contests,

as long as each submission is accompanied with a completed entry form. Students interested in participating in the poster contest should draw a colorful picture expressing the contest theme. White paper and crayons work best. Students in grades kindergarten through 3 interested in participating in the essay contest should submit no more than 150 words. Students in grades 4 through 8 should submit no more than 250 words.

All entries must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 23. Entries should be sent to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Poster and Essay Contest, 500 Metro Street, 7th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. Winners will notified of their prizes and awards on March 9. For more information, contact the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at 502-564-4696 or e-mail at or

Commodities Kentuckianna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, September 17, 2007 *The Owensboro Livestock Market Report representative did not attend this week’s sale, so no updated numbers are available for the week of September 24. Numbers will be updated again next week. Slaughter cows: % Lean Breaker 75-80 Boner 80-85 Lean 85-90 Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. Weights 1 1285-1890 2 1350-1954 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Price Range 200-300 120.00-140.00 300-400 120.00-135.00 400-500 111.00-120.00 500-600 100.00-109.50 600-700 100.00-106.00 Medium and Large 2 200-300 92.00- 110.00 300-400 110.00-119.50 400-500 105.00-110.00 500-600 99.00 Small and Medium 1 400-500


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Weight 1050-1708 925-1320 855-1200

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Carcass Boning % Price 79-80 59.00-62.0 76-77 53.00-58.00 Feeder Heifers: Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 Medium and Large 1-2 200-300 100.00-124.00 200-300 100.00 300-400 103.50-118.50 300-400 109.00-116.00 400-500 99.00-108.00 400-500 106.00-115.00 500-600 94.50-104.50 500-600 100.00-110.50 600-700 91.50-95.00 600-700 95.00-106.50 700-800 82.00 700-800 94.00 Medium and Large 2 Medium and Large 2 200-300 97.00 300-400 95.00-102.00 300-400 86.00-101.00 400-500 95.50-104.00 400-500 85.00-96.50 500-600 83.00-98.00 500-600 81.00-90.00 600-700 80.00-94.00 Small and Medium 1 Small and Medium 1 300-400 80.00-88.00 300-400 89.00 400-500 84.00-90.00 400-500 72.00-83.50 500-600 80.00

Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Heifers 2 years old and 2-3 months bred

No test. Cows 5-10 years old and 4-7 months bred 610.00-770.00 Stock Cows and Calves: Cows 5-9 years old w/75-125lb calves at side 590.00-675.00/pair

Baby Calves: Beef bred: 150.00-175.00/head Weaned: No test. Owensboro Grains-Owensboro Market Report per bushel for Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Soybeans 8.60 Corn


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Friday, September 21, 2007

Birth Announcements

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Leah L h Eli Elizabeth b h Wright Wi h Wesley and Tricia Wright are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Leah Elizabeth Wright. Leah was born on July 10, 2007 at 7:51 a.m. at Baptist Hospital East. She weighed 8 lbs., 9oz. and was 20.75 inches long. Proud grandparents are Gene and Connie McGehee, Brandenburg, Jeanne and Russ Reed, Virginia Beach, Va. and Chris and Imelda Wright, Louisville. Leah was welcomed home by her big brother, Collin.

Hayden Alan Lowry Ashton Scott and David Lowry are proud to announce the birth of their son Hayden Alan Lowry. Hayden was born June 2 at Cable Hospital, W. Va. He weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz. and was 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Will and Amy Dilley, Hunting, W.Va.; and Maurice Scott, Brandenburg; and Mark Lowry, Ohio. Great-grandparents are Maggie Thomas, Brandenburg; George and Helen Scott, Vine Grove, Ky.; Carol Holder, Mo.; and an uncle Josh Scott, Brandenburg.

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Members of the local Red Hat Society donated dozens of food items to the Meade County Clothes Closet and Food Pantry. After hearing that the Clothes Closet was in dire need of food and supplies for the county’s needy families, the “Sassy Phillies” got together and purchased items to donate. “Hopefully this will inspire a few other people to donate what they can,” said Red Hat Society member Leona Taylor. For more information about how to donate items to the Clothes Closet and Food Pantry call 4222010. For more information about the Red Hats call district queen Saunie Baird at 828-5114.




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Flaherty High School Reunion What a tremendous weekend to be from Flaherty! Over 500 people attended the Flaherty High School Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8. There was much laughter and many hugs to go around. Sadly, there have been many who have passed away since the last reunion held five years ago but it was good to see the “new” faces at this year’s festivities. Especially the ones who attended the school, but were not privileged to have graduated from there due to the closing of the school or other circumstances. The “oldest” alumnus attending the reunion was Louis Stiwzer, who graduated in 1936. The graduate who traveled the farthest was Richard Burnett who came all the way from Bangor, Maine. Some of our musical talent from the good old days of Flaherty High School came back to entertain us in the afternoon. Thanks to Jack Whelan, Randall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Pike and all the other picking and grinning bunch. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves at the reunion based on the response we received throughout the day. We, the reunion committee, would like to thank everyone for coming and especially to all the businesses and individuals who were gracious enough to donate to us and help at the reunion. Without their help, we would not run this smoothly. Hope to see everyone again in five years. If anyone lost a pair of eyeglasses at the reunion, please contact Carolyn Canaday at 270-877-5387.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Faith & Values

Spanking is not always necessary QUESTION: Do you think you should spank a child for every act of disobedience or defiance? DR. DOBSON: No. Corporal punishment should be an infrequent occurrence. There is an appropriate time for a child to sit on a chair to think about his misbehavior, or he might be deprived of a privilege or sent to his room for a time-out or made to work when he had planned to play. In other words, you should vary your response to misbehavior, always hoping to stay one step ahead of the child. Your goal is to react continually in the way that benefits the child and is in accordance with his “crime.” In this regard, there is no substitute for wisdom and tact from a parent. QUESTION: My husband’s parents are wonder-

ful people and we love them dressed. When the moment very much. They have al- is right, tell them of your conways refrained from interfer- cerns. Make it clear that you ing in our family — that is, love them and want them to until our daughter was born. enjoy their granddaughter. Now they’re arguing But the responsibility with us about how Focus on for how she is being we’re raising her and must rest enthe family raised undermining the tirely with you and things we’re trying your husband. to teach. We want Remind them that to base Amy’s upthey had their day -bringing on biblical when the decisions principles, but not about child rearing being Christians, my were theirs alone. in-laws don’t really Spell out the issues understand this. How that mean the most to James can we deal with this you, including your Dobson desire to raise your situation without offending them? daughter according DR. DOBSON: It is time to Christian principles. Try to have a loving but candid to help them understand conversation with your in- your reasons, but recognize laws about how your child that their world view might will be raised. I would sug- make it impossible for them gest that you take them to to agree. If that is the case, dinner some evening during they’ll need to honor your which this topic will be ad- wishes anyway.

It is likely that sparks will fly during this conversation. If so, try to remain calm and stand your ground. If the worst occurs and the dinner ends in an emotional walkout, I suggest that you give your in-laws some space while they’re cooling off. When you do come back together, let love and respect continue to be your guide -- but don’t back off on the issue at hand. You have the right to do what you’re doing. Your in-laws are the ones who are out of line. But remember that Amy needs her grandparents, and your goal should be to harmonize your relationship. In most cases, that will occur in time. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903; or

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Do we realize how much God loves us? He gave everybody a full day’s pay. — Matthew 20

were familiar with vineyard owners, but the one in Jesus’ story seems a little nuts. Of all the parables of Jesus, You know what he does? He this is one of my very favor- gives all his workers, even ites. A parable is a those who came in at little made-up story Encouraging quitting time, a full to make a point about days pay no matter Words God. how much or how Jesus came to relittle they worked for veal God, and behim. cause his audience There were two was made up of simdifferent audiences ple people, he made listening to Jesus and up little pointed stohe wants both to hear ries as a way to get him. He speaks to the his message across, “religious types,” the Ronald to help them underones who kept all the Knott stand something they rules and the “nondidn’t know by comreligious types” who paring it to somecouldn’t, wouldn’t thing they did know. or hadn’t kept the rules. The point that Jesus makes This message outraged about God here is that God the “religious types” who is nuts about us. The hero in thought that God should this little parable is a vine- love them more because of yard owner. His listeners all they had done for God.

To them it was bad news. It was unfair. The “non-religious types” were bowled over to hear that God loved them with all his heart, in spite of the fact that they had done so little for God. To them it was good news. It was not about fairness, but generosity. It sounds unbelievable, too good to be true. Because it sounds too good to be true, many cannot accept it. They say, he must not have meant what he said, so let us help it make sense by adding a list of “yes, buts,” playing down the radicalness of this mindblowing good news, saying “Yes, God loves you unconditionally, but, if, when, except.” The reason why so many religious types are threatened by this parable is their fear that if people start be-

lieving that, they will do anything they please. They believe that what people really need is the fear of God. Fear is what will keep them in line. What really happens, however, is when people finally “get” this incredible message the opposite happens. They will want to change their lives. They will “hunger and thirst” for holiness in the broadest sense of the word. How about you? Do you believe the message of this parable? Do you “get it” — that God already loves you? Once you accept that, once you begin to live out of that knowledge, God will slowly turn your life around. You will begin, maybe for the first time in your life, to love God, your neighbor and yourself with all your heart.

Everyone can benefit from spiritual counseling Numbers 16:1 – 3, 12 – 13 says, “ Korah…Dathan and Abiram…and On…became insolent and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council. They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, ‘You have gone too far!’ Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab. But they said, “We will not come! Isn’t it enough that you have brought us up out of the land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the desert? And now you also want to lord it over us?’” After all Moses had done for the people and the sacrifices he had made to lead them, a small group of Moses’ finest leaders had chosen to challenge his Godgiven authority. Angry over

what they perceived as his Dathan and Abiram were failure to lead them into the swallowed alive. The rest of Promised Land, they had the rebels were burned with decided he was now un- fire from heaven. worthy to lead them. They Although God’s children felt they had outare all equal in his grown any need for sight, he has chosen Divine human leadership Guidance certain people to be in their lives. After leaders. The fact that all, hadn’t the Lord God uses humans to said the Hebrews mentor and lead his were all called to people is clearly supbe a holy nation of ported by scripture. priests? Therefore, In 1 Peter 5:2 leadfrom now on these ers are called to “be leaders would simshepherds of God’s ply approach God flock that is under Dan themselves. your care, serving as Newton overseers.” As Moses fell on his face in response Over the years to their accusations, I have seen many God quickly rushed to his Christians blame their leaddefense. With the rebellious er for their own failures, just leaders crowded around as this group of Hebrews. the Tent of Meeting and at- When life gets difficult and tempted to offer incense, things go wrong because every one of them was de- they aren’t living the way stroyed in an awesome dis- God wants them to, they play of God’s judgment. search for someone else to The earth convulsed and blame for their own fail-

ures. Many times pastors and other ministry leaders are the prime targets for this blame. No matter how spiritual you think you may be, or how close you have really become to God, you will never outgrow your need for the wise counsel and help of mature Christian leaders. Thankfully, God does not punish like he did in the Old Testament, even when we reject the advice of the people he has placed in our lives. But the consequences of ignoring sound advice and biblical wisdom can be costly. On the other hand, learning and growing under the guidance of strong leaders will help you develop the relationship with God that will bring you power when you need it the most. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

There’s two sides to everything


A man was visiting a small wrong sir?” foreign country and as he “No,” replied the man, was walking down a cobble “I was just wondering why stone street he noticed a man you are making such a plain in a shop making a rug. looking rug for your sick The man stood friend.” watching for a while “Oh, I see,” said Pastor’s and he could tell the Spotlight the rug maker. rug maker loved what “Come around he was doing. The rug here for a moment, maker noticed the man I want to show you watching and asked, something.” “May I help you sir?” The man walked “No,” replied the over to where the man. “I was just rug maker was watching you make standing. Now he that rug.” saw something difRandy “I have a very speThe rug had Johnson ferent. cial friend who is sick nearly every color and I am making the in the rainbow. rug especially for him,” said “It’s beautiful,” said the the rug maker. man. The man noticed that the “Yes, I get that a lot,” the rug was a kind of grey, not rug maker said. “Most peomuch color and really noth- ple passing my shop don’t ing special. think much of my rugs, they The rug maker noticed the don’t see how beautiful they puzzled look on the man’s are because they are looking face and said, “Is something at the wrong side.”

1. Is the book of 2 Colossians in the Old or New Testament or neither?

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Authorities find Guston meth lab Staff Report Authorities arrested two men connected to a small methamphetamine lab in Guston earlier this month. Kentucky State Police, in conjunction with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, arrested Timothy W. West, 46, and Clayton E. Dowell, 35, in connection with a meth lab located at 225 Green Meadow Drive. The men were charged with possession of methamphetamine precursors and will likely face additional charges. A KSP spokesman said the investigation began with a routine traffic stop, at which time authorities noticed chemicals used to

produce meth. The investigation led to the search of the garage at the Guston home, where a small meth lab was discovered. Autorities say only 1/16 of an ounce of meth was found, but added that the garage was a “working lab.” West and Dowell were lodged at the Meade County jail. Sheriff Butch Kerrick said his department wasn’t involved in the bust, but said he didn’t care who made the arrest as long as Meade County’s drug problem is being eradicated. Kerrick said he expects there to be more arrests connected with methamphetamine labs in the future.

Solid Waste five-year plan sent to Frankfort Staff Report The county’s five-year solid waste plan was accepted and approved by Fiscal Court at a special meeting last week. The five year plan is state mandated and is required to be received by the Division of Waste Management in Frankfort by October 1. Fiscal Court held a special meeting Sept. 13 to review the final draft of the plan, ensuring that it will be received in Frankfort on time. The Meade County Solid Waste Advisory Committee spent several months drafting and revising the plan, which must outline the county’s plans for trash collection service during the next five years.

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has the qualifications for the job,” said Magistrate Randall Hardesty. “But I believe he can do his job without having a weapon. If people realize he has a weapon, lives could be in danger.” Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft, along with magistrates Tony Staples, Tom Goddard and Steve Wardrip, also were against having a planning and zoning enforcer carry a firearm. “A gun can be used as an intimidation factor,” Craycroft said, adding that he has heard several complaints about Schaffner regarding “rude behavior” when speaking with residents about zoning violations. “Instead of solving situations, (Schaffner) created situations,” he said. Craycroft, who must nominate someone for the position, said he will not nominate Schaffner under the premise that Schaffner carries a weapon. Magistrates Herbie Chism and Mark Hubbard believe Schaffner is the right person for the job. “(Schaffner) is passionate about the job,” Hubbard said. “He wants Meade County to be cleaned up … and he runs the job according to ordinance. If I had the job, I’d probably want a gun. But we do need to address these abandoned properties.” Said Chism: “He runs in to all kinds of situations: meth

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Meade County and thought this would be a good way to get the community involved,” he said. “This is a great event for families and kids because the maze isn’t scary.”

The plan includes the county’s intention to change from a municipality operated trash collection service to a private trash collection business. The specific contractor, which will be decided once bids are opened at a future Fiscal Court meeting, was not required to be named in the plan. “We read the resolution at the meeting, and everything was good so it was approved,” said Solid Waste Coordinator Mark Gossett. The five year plan has been open for public review for 30 days prior to Thursday’s meeting. Once it arrives in Frankfort, the Division of Waste Management has three months to review it and respond back to county officials. labs, drug deals ... if he’s in a situation and gets hurt, the county is responsible. We shouldn’t put anyone out there without a gun.” According to state law, Schaffner is legally entitled to carry a firearm while acting as an enforcement officer. Employees of the Planning and Zoning Office said their experience working with Schaffner contradicts the negative comments made to members of Fiscal Court. Their portrayal of Schaffner was that of a dedicated, cooperative and highly-trained professional. “He has bent over backward to work with people,” said Planning and Zoning Administrator Barbara Campbell, adding that she had only seen the handgun once. Campbell also said her office constantly receives threats from residents not in compliance with the county’s zoning ordinances, making even her feel unsafe at times. Schaffner said he has never threatened anyone or drawn his weapon while on the job. He also presented his personnel file, which he said does not contain any written complaints during the past seven years. “I won’t do this job without (a handgun),” he said. Following the meeting, Schaffner said he carries a weapon with the hope he’ll never need to use it. “I thank God every day I’ve never had to shoot someone,” he said. “I retired (from Louisville Metro Police) and I never had to hurt anyone with my weapon.” There will be a ‘Flashlight Night’ tonight and Friday, Sept. 28, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The maze is located at the Roberts Family Farm at 125 Kennedy Road in Guston. The cost is $5 per person for Flashlight Night. People will also be able to try their hand navigating through the maze until Oct. 31 for $3 per person.

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District W L Greenwood 1 0 N. Hardin 1 0 Meade 1 1 Nelson Co. 1 1 C. Hardin 0 2

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District W L Meade 6 0 3 2 Grayson 1 4 Hancock 4 Breckinridge 0

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Boys Soccer E-town C. Hardin J. Hardin N. Hardin Meade Fort Knox

District W LT 4 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 3 0

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Girls Soccer E-town N. Hardin C. Hardin Meade J. Hardin Fort Knox

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Overall W LT 11 2 1 8 4 2 10 2 1 3 6 1 5 8 1 2 8 1

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Golfers prep for region By Shaun T. Cox The Greenwave and Lady Wave golf teams are preparing to begin region play next week, which hasn’t been easy because both teams have had so many match cancellations due to the heat this year. “We played in a match that got called off due to lightning after 4 or 5 holes, and a lot were canceled due to the heat index,” girls coach Deena Hurt, whose team has played just four matches this year, said. “It has hindered their progress to an extent. We practice, but I think that it’s always better to play competitions.” The two-month season is hardly enough time to show real improvement, no less without all the cancellations, Hurt said. “I think our decision mak-

ing has improved,” she said. “Our season is so short — even without all of the weather issues — so it is hard to see improvement in scoring. But our ability to make the right decisions when in trouble spots has improved. We are taking the safe, sure route to save ourselves strokes.” Luckily, the tournament, which starts on Monday, is at Glenmary Country Club in Louisville and the girls have played their best golf there. “Doe Valley is a tough course for us due to the distance and mature woods,” Hurt said. “At Glenmary, they played extremely well in shooting 45, 46 and 50 (strokes). I think the girls are excited to play at Glenmary again. They expect to score their best of the year as a team. We will have to show good course management and make good decisions

over 18 holes.” Senior Daphne Fisher said the Glenmary course is easier because there aren’t as many hazards. “I think we’re prepared for the most part,” she said. “We’re playing at Glenmary again (tomorrow). The course is really nice and it’s a lot easier than Doe Valley, so that’s why we’ve played better. The ground is definitely a lot softer so it’s easier to get a clean stroke, and there aren’t as many wooded areas.” The team knows that making it to the state tournament will be difficult as the defending state champions, Central Hardin, are going to be tough to beat. North Hardin also has one of the state’s top players in Lydia Gumm. Just two teams and a small number of individual qualifiers make it to state. “Well, I’m not really sure,”


Junior Ethan Brangers shoots one off the beach on the first hole at Doe Valley Monday. Meade County lost to Breckinridge County by three strokes, 177174. Brangers shot a 52. The boys and girls golf teams are heading into region play next week in Louisville. Fisher, who is thinking about attending Centre College to play golf, said about the team’s chances. “I know we won’t be one of the top fin-

September 21 Greenwave football Nelson County 7:30 p.m. September 22 Lady Wave soccer @PRP 11:30 a.m. September 24 Lady Wave golf Regional @Glenmary TBA Lady Wave soccer @E’town 7:30 p.m. JV football @Waggener 6 p.m. September 25 Greenwave soccer @Bethlehem 7 p.m. Lady Wave volleyball Central Hardin 7:30 p.m. Freshman football John Hardin 6 p.m. September 26 Lady Wave soccer @Bethlehem 7 p.m.

FUNDRAISER The girls softball team and the softball boosters are holding a Variety Soup Supper tonight at the high school to raise money for the upcoming season. The meal, held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the MCHS cafeteria, will feature several homemade soups, as well as hot dogs, desserts and drinks. The cost is $3 per child and $5 per adult, or $7 all you can eat.

SPORTS BRIEFS •The Lady Waves volleyball team has gone (4-2, 2-0) since last Thursday, not counting last night’s match against E-town. Last Thursday, the girls beat Breckinridge County 2-0 (25-11, 25-7). Over the weekend, the Waves went (2-2) in the Greenwood Invitational, beating Logan County 2-0 (25-21, 25-21) on the first day, and Wayne County 2-0 (21-19, 21-19). The girls lost to Logan County 0-2 (2025, 13-25) on the second day, and to Daviess County 2-1 (26-28, 25-13, 14-25). On Tuesday, the girls completed their season sweep of the 9th District with a 2-0 (25-13, 25-13) win over rival Grayson County. Next up, the Waves face Central Hardin at home on Tuesday and then have a shot at redemption against Daviess County at home on Thursday. The varsity plays at 7 p.m. both nights. •The Seventh Annual St. John the Apostle Golf Scramble will be Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1:15 p.m. at Doe Valley. Entry is $50 per person or $200 per team, which includes green fees, cart fees, lunch, game and door prizes, the chance to win a new car and more. To sign up contact Lloyd at 668-2582, or call the Doe Valley Golf Course at 422-3397.

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September 27 Greenwave soccer Bardstown 7 p.m. Lady Wave volleyball Daviess County 7 p.m.

ishers because Central and John Hardin are really good. But, we’ll try our best and


Meade County senior linebacker Chris Roe stops Central Hardin quarterback Dylan Beger for a loss. The Bruins came in averaging 291 yards per game on the ground and Meade held them to a net of 19 yards.

Greenwave stuffs Bruins By Shaun T. Cox

After winning its first district game last week, the Greenwave will be looking for a little more separation tonight against an eerily similar Nelson County team. The Cardinals (1-3, 1-1) have an identical record to the Greenwave (1-3, 1-1) and after Meade County’s 24-7 win last Friday, both own a victory over Central Hardin. Both teams will be looking to move above .500 in 6A District 2 and a win tonight would help that team avoid being the one district team that goes home after the regular season. And Nelson County has a little added incentive, as the Greenwave took it to the Cardinals last season

with a 35-7 win at home. Coach Larry Mofield said Nelson County’s option attack will test the Meade County defense, which showed much improvement in holding Central Hardin to just 19 yards net rushing last week. “Any time you run the football you have the chance to control the clock and that’s what they do and they do it well,” he said. “These are two pretty balanced teams when you look at us so it should be a heck of a game. I think what it will come down to is who makes the fewest mistakes.” Last year, now-senior quarterback J.L. Cannady threw for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns, while the defense held Nelson County to just 19 yards in the air and 121 on the ground. Cardinals’

quarterback Jordan Keene had 13 carries for 62 yards and the small but quick-footed senior will look to run wild tonight. “I don’t think last year was any kind of indication of the type of team that they have,” Mofield said. “They’ll be well prepared and focused. We were able to throw the ball last year and I know they’ll make adjustments to keep us from throwing it, but that’s one thing I like about our offense is our ability to run and throw. We’ve added another dimension over the last few years of being able to throw the football and we’re not afraid to throw it.” Last week against the Bruins, the Meade County offense did quite a

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Bowyer makes himself a Chase contender DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Heading into the start of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Chase for Buddy the Championship Shacklette last weekend at New Hampshire, no one gave Clint Bowyer a chance of winning. NASCAR After all, he was the only driver in The Chase with no victories and it was his consistency all season that got him one of the coveted 12 spots in The Chase for the ultimate prize. “I read all the magazines,” Bowyer, who joined Denny Hamlin, David Stremme, Michael Waltrip and David Gilliland Tuesday for Goodyear Tires test at Daytona International Speedway, said.

“I’m always pretty upbeat and excited until I read the magazines and articles and realize that man; we’d better be doing better. It’s kind of fuel for the fire, so to speak. It makes you want to come and win and run up front and prove to the media and every body else that you belong here.” Bowyer headed into The Chase 12th in the points standings among 12 drivers on the success of 12 top-10 finishes and two top-five runs through the first 26 races of the season. In fact, through the first 26 events of 2007, Bowyer and his No. 07 Chevrolet had finished outside of the top20 only five times. With no victories — even though many other Chasers had just one this season — many questioned whether

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Clint Bowyer takes the checkered flag last weekend in New Hampshire. Despite being a member of The Chase, it was Bowyer’s first career win.

It was a big-time weekend last week for all things Green and Blue. The Greenwave football team came Shaun T. out and played the way we all Cox knew they could for the first time this season. The defense dominated, giving up just one big play, and the offense was superb. Senior quar- Good Call terback J.L. Cannady led a methodical attack that amassed nearly 400 yards. Cannady spread the ball around to seven receivers for 205 yards, 90 of which went to senior tight end Nick Stinnett. Junior fullback Alex Furnival paced the ground game with 103 of the 190 net yards. Now that’s balance. Not to be outdone, the boys cross country team took first place in the Central Hardin Invitational with sophomore Sean Breeds taking top honors (17:00.51) in the 5k race by more than 30 seconds — even though he slipped and fell at one point. In a 67-runner field, no Meade County runner finished lower than 24th. Now that’s impressive.

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Girls soccer gets crucial district wins By Shaun T. Cox The Lady Waves soccer team got on the board with two big district wins over John Hardin and Fort Knox before falling to Central Hardin on Wednesday. Coach Dan Shook said his team is not yet at the level of the battletested Lady Bruins (10-2-1, 3-2), who beat the Waves 3-0 for the second time this season. “Central is a strong team,” he said. “They have several returning seniors and even more returning starters. They have a lot of experience, which is something we’re lacking this year.” The game went back and forth early with no team able to take control until Central, the No. 2 team in the district, scored in the 22nd minute. “We’re able to play with this team and tonight was a night of momentum changes,” Shook said. “They were taking it to us the first part of the game and then there was a good portion where we kept it down on their end. Sophomore striker Allie Bogard said the team was just having trouble finding the net. “I think we played pretty well offensively with our passing, but we need to work more on our

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bit of both, running for 190 net yards and going for 205 in the air. The Greenwave defense also excelled and defensive coordinator Tim Mattingly credited the seniors for making sure the team showed up ready to play. “We had a really good week of practice… and I think that was very important,” he said. “I attribute that to our seniors. They took some leadership amongst themselves and they played hard and I’ll hand it to them. They got the team focused this week, the coaches came up with the game plan and they executed it. It was a great job by everybody.” Mattingly said the defense played within itself. “We had a really simple game plan and the kids executed it well,” he said. “They focused in on their assignments and the biggest thing was we tackled well. I thought we would have to come up and keep their gains to a minimum and we did that.” Mofield said he was pleased with the way the defense was able to hold the Bruins in check. “You win football games by stopping the run, running the football and playing good special teams,” he said. “We stopped the run so hats off to coach Mattingly, coach Scott and coach Frank. They’re the primary defensive coaches and coach Wilson, he did a good job with the scout team in simulating Central Hardin’s offense, which allowed our defensive coaches to execute the game plan.” First-year Central Hardin coach Mike Lawson, a Meade County alum, said that while he was happy to come home, he was not pleased with the outcome. “It was good to come back but I wish we would have played a little bit better,” he said.” It was fun and hopefully we can come in here and get a win eventually, but we just didn’t play well in the first half. “We made too many mistakes and you can’t do that against a good football team on the road. We knew they’d be physical and they were. We weren’t able to run the ball and we had to throw it every play pretty much. That’s a credit to them.” The Greenwave bucked its recent trend of falling behind early and fighting just to get back in the game. In the second quarter, Cannady hit junior receiver Michael Addesa with a 2-yard touchdown pass and it was the first time Meade County had a lead this season. To start the second half, Meade marched 72 yards downfield in 17 plays and Furnival ran it in from five yards out to stake a 14-0 lead after senior Rob Williams kicked the extra point. After the defense forced Central Hardin to punt, punter Matt Calloway was unable to corral a bad snap and Meade got the ball back on the Bruins’ 13-yard line. Williams ended up kicking a 25-yard field goal, the first of his career and the Greenwave was cruising 17-0. The Bruins finally got on the board in the fourth quarter after quarterback Lincoln Pyles hit receiver A.J. Hughes for a 66-yard touchdown pass. Meade County was forced to punt on its next possession and it seemed like Central Hardin might have things going its way, but Furnival intercepted Pyles’ next offering for his second interception in as many weeks.

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* Oak and Maple all wood cabinets On the ensuing drive, Cannady was able to hit Stinnett on third-and-11 for a 29-yard gain up the sideline and then he threw a 31-yard touchdown strike to a wideopen Stinnett on the very next play. It quickly turned into the best game Cannady and his receivers have had all year. Stinnett, who had been recovering from a broken hand he suffered in preseason practice, said he was happy that he was finally completely healthy enough to make an impact on the offensive end. “I just went up and made a play and I’m 100 percent now,” he said. “My hand doesn’t hurt at all and it showed tonight. I think we’re finally coming together as a team and like coach Mofield said, there were no individuals out here tonight. Everybody was blocking and going full speed.” Mofield said he was glad to see some fire in his players. “We kept telling them to play with some passion and desire,” he said. “Run around and hit people and have some fun. It seems like at times we were pressing a little bit and waiting around for somebody to make a play instead of just making a play. The kids did that Friday night. They hustled and I was really pleased.” Penalties had been a bugaboo at times this year for Meade County but the team was flagged just six times for 44 yards — or about half what it was whistled for at

Greenwood. “I thought the officials did an outstanding job and they were head and shoulders above the other crews we’ve had this year,” Mofield said. “They let the kids play and I think that’s what you have to do. The game is about the kids and not the coaches or the officials. It’s not about anybody but the kids because they work so hard to prepare. They did not hurt either team.” Stinnett said the victory was three games overdue and the team has to keep at it in practice if it wants to continue to improve. “We have to come back out this week and have another hard week of practice,” he said. “Everybody was going full tilt and we have to start back up again this Sunday to get ready for Nelson County.” Scoring:

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How They Scored Second Quarter MC—Addesa 2 pass from Cannady (Williams) Third Quarter MC—Furnival 5 run (Williams) MC—FG Williams 25 Fourth Quarter CH—Hughes 66 pass from Pyles (Mullins) MC—Stinnett 31 pass from Cannady (Williams) Individual Statistics: RUSHING—CH—Pyles 7-26, Richardson 6-2, Beger 2-1, Barr 1-2. MC—Furnival 24103, Wells 7-37, Cannady

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the second-year driver from Emporia, Kan., belonged. “Well, even without the win, I definitely believe we earned a spot in this Chase and we belonged here,” he said. “We did the things it took to be in The Chase.” Bowyer had won five Busch races and won one in each of the past three years, but in 63 Nextel Cup starts he had never gotten to victory lane.

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The girls team also showed well, finishing third against a strong field. Meade County had three runners in the top 20 of the 56-runner field including eighth-grader April Level, who finished sixth (20:31.94). The boys soccer team went to Owensboro and took first place in the Meythaler Classic. After going (0-4-1) in five games after starting (2-0), the Greenwave won three of four last week and tied John Hardin Tuesday, a team that beat Meade earlier this year. Last week, coach Matt Pollock said his team wanted to bring some hardware home from the tournament and it did just that. The girls volleyball team didn’t fare as well in the Greenwood tournament, finishing (2-2). But it wasn’t all bad, as the girls did comeback this past Tuesday to beat Grayson County and complete a season sweep over their biggest rival. The Waves are undefeated in district play and looked poised to make a run in the region tournament toward their goal of the Sweet 16. The girls soccer team also had a good week, winning its first district game at John Hardin on Sept. 12, hanging tough and tying Apollo on Saturday, and beating Fort Knox for another district win on Monday. The girls look headed toward the district tournament. Here’s to seeing all the school’s teams continue their recent successes. Woodson bests Brohm Instant classic. Red or Blue, Cats or Cards. Whichever is your team, this was one for the ages. As far as football goes in the state of Kentucky, this nail-biter in the Bluegrass Blood Feud will go down as one of the all-time greats. At halftime you could just see whichever team had the ball last was going to win. Luckily enough for Big Blue Nation, Brian Brohm and the high-powered Cardinals offense gave UK enough time — more than enough, actu-

Sitting 12th in the points and needing desperately to make a statement right at the beginning of The Chase, Bowyer made one in a big way. On Friday, he scored his second pole of the season and two days later he did the next best thing by dominating the race at New Hampshire and landing the first Cup win of his short career. “That’s exactly what this team needed was a win,” he said. “We need to get that cocky attitude toward you. What I mean by that is the elite teams have that. They have confidence going into ally — to pull a rabbit out of the hat. Long suffering Kentucky fans finally got to see their Cats beat a team ranked in the Top 10 — for the first time since 1977, before myself or any of the current players were even born — and what better than to beat the instate rival. The supposed little brother that’s achieved the national power status that old State U has always strived for but never even come close to in the modern era. Kentucky fans are ecstatic, their team in the Top 25 for the first time since 1984. Louisville fans are devastated, their national title dreams dashed. For guys like Andre` Woodson, who had never beaten Brohm in now seven years of facing each other dating back to high school, and Louisville native Keenan Burton, their career’s are now cemented up there with the all-time UK greats and it couldn’t have happened to two better people. Woodson and Burton are both class acts who deserve their moment in the sun. Woodson, with his four touchdown tosses including the 57-yard game winner, proved to the nation that he deserved all the preseason hype that was thrown his way. Woodson’s legacy is now Rich Brooks’ signature win and I’ll say it right here — it’s the biggest in UK history. The people in Commonwealth Stadium and across the country in TV land got their money’s worth. What it all boils down to is this was a fantastic game. Back and forth, my Big O against your Bigger O, anything you can do I can do better. This game was two of the country’s most high-powered scoring units, the top two QBs, Burton, Harry Douglas, Rafael Little and Co., just going at it for nearly 1,000 yards of total offense. There were more future NFL players on C.M. Newton Field than you could ever dream of and they delivered the goods. Who needs defense anyway? That’s not what anyone wanted to see. We all just wanted to see a great game and what we got was an instant classic.

the weekend that they’re going to run good. Everybody, not just the drivers but also the crew chiefs and everybody, has to have confidence in every move they make. ” In the first weekend in The Chase, Bowyer catapulted himself from 12th in the points to fourth and right in the middle of contention for the championship. Top-6 runs by Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon left them tied for the points lead and Tony Stewart a close third while Bowyer, just 64 Cup races old, finds himself right there with the former

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champions — all of whom made their way to victory lane to congratulate Bowyer last Sunday. “Well, those are your peers,” he said. “Those are the people you’ve looked up to racing and those are the guys you wanted to be like three or four years ago. I never would have dreamed that I would be able to race against them. And to be able to beat them and have these guys roll into victory lane was really gratifying. I have a lot of respect for those guys and for them to have a lot of respect for me feels pretty good.”

With his 15th top-10 run of the season, Kyle Busch, making his second consecutive Chase appearance, catapulted himself to fifth in points, while older brother Kurt Busch fell seven spots to 12th. The other two biggest losers among the Chasers in Week 1 were Carl Edwards, who fell four spots in the points, and Denny Hamlin, who lost three positions. “With a back-up car that’s pretty good,” Edwards said. “Overall, it’s not the kind of weekend we wanted. We need to run better than that, but it’s nobody’s

fault but my own for wrecking the primary. I’m just really proud of my guys for being able to come back and run that well with no laps on the race car. “That says a lot about our team. I knew when they dropped the green and we were running good laps that we would be a top-10 car. I thought we would be better than we were after they dropped the green, but it will be good and we’ll be all right. If this is as bad as it gets, we’re gonna be great. It’s about making the most of a day when it’s not the greatest.”

Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services Child Find The Meade County School District keeps educational records in a secure location in each school and Board office. The Meade County School District obtains written consent from a parent or eligible student (age 18 or who is attending a postsecondary institution), before disclosing personally identifiable information to an entity or individual not authorized to receive it under FERPA. For students who have been determined eligible for Special Education, educational records will be destroyed at the request of the parents when they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services. The Meade County School District may destroy the educational records of a child without parent request seven (7) years after they are no longer needed to provide educational programs or services. Parents are advised that data contained in the records may later be needed for Social Security benefits or other purposes. The Meade County School District may retain, for an indefinite period of time, a record of the student’s name, address, telephone number, grades, attendance records, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed. Children eligible for Special Education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional-behavior disability, hearing impairment, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment and who because of such an impairment need Special Education services. Children eligible for 504 services include those children who have a current physical or mental impairment that currently substantially limits some major life activity, which causes the student’s ability to access the school environment or school activities to be substantially limited. The Meade County School District has an ongoing “Child Find” system, which is designed to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, age three (3) to twenty-one (21) years, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services. This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services. The district’s “Child Find’ system includes children with disabilities attending private or home schools within the School District boundaries who may need special education services. The Meade County School District will make sure any child enrolled in its district who qualifies for Special Education or 504 services, regardless of how severe the disability, is provided appropriate Special Education or 504 services at no cost to the parents of the child. Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are urged to help the Meade County School District find any child who may have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services. The District needs to know the name and age, or date of birth of the child; the name, address, and phone number(s) of the parents or guardian; the possible disability; and other information to determine if Special Education or 504 services are needed. Letters and phone calls are some of the ways the Meade County School District collects the information needed. The information the School District collects will be used to contact the parents of the child and find out if the child needs to be evaluated or referred for Special Education or 504 services. If you know of a child who lives within the boundaries of the Meade County School District, who may have a disability, and may need but is not receiving Special Education or 504 services, please call 270-422-7500 or send the information to: Director of Special Education Meade County Schools, PO Box 337, Brandenburg, KY 40108 270-422-7500

Section 504 Coordinaton Meade County Schools, PO Box 337, Brandenburg, KY 40108 270-422-7500

If you know of a child who attends a private or home school within the boundaries of the Meade County School District, who may have a disability, and may need but is not receiving special education services please call 2170-422-7500 or send the information to: Director of Special Education Meade County Schools, PO Box 337, Brandenburg, KY 40108, 270-422-7500 “Child Find” activities will continue throughout the school year. As part of these efforts the Meade County School District will use screening information, student records, and basic assessment information it collects on all children in the District to help locate those children who have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services. Any information the District collects through “Child Find” is maintained confidentially. Written Policies and Procedures have been developed which describe the District’s requirements regarding the confidentiality of personally identifiable information and “Child Find” activities. There are copies in the Principal’s office of each school, and in the Board of Education office. Copies of these Policies and Procedures may be obtained by contacting: Director of Special Education Meade County Schools, PO Box 337, Brandenburg, KY 40108, 270-422-7500 The District office is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Meade County School District provides a public notice in the native language or other mode of communication of the various populations in the geographical boundaries of the District to the extent feasible. If you know of someone who may need this notice translated to another language, given orally, or delivered in some other manner or mode of communication, please contact the Director of Pupil Personnel, the Director of Special Education or the Section 504 Coordinator at the address or phone number listed above for the Meade County Schools. Directory Information The Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee is authorized to release Board approved directory information. Approved directory information shall be: student names and addresses, telephone numbers, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, photograph/picture, grade level, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and most recent educational institution attended by student. Any eligible student, parent, or guardian who does not wish to have directory information released shall notify the Superintendent in writing within 30 days after receiving notification of FERPA rights. Notification of FERPA Rights The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and “eligible students” (students over 18 years of age or studentswho are attending a postsecondary institution) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are: 1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within forty-five (45) days of the day the District receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school Principal/designee a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the record(s) may be inspected.


The boys soccer team won the Meythaler Classic by defeating Owensboro 1-0 and Mayfield 2-1.

2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s privacy or other rights. Parents or eligible students may ask the District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of privacy or other rights. They should write the school Principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy or other rights. If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise him\her of the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

Payneville hosts area cross country event

3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A “school official” is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school Board; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his/her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his/her professional responsibility. Upon request, the District shall disclose education records without consent to officials of another School District in which a student seeks or intends to enroll or to other entities authorized by law. 4) The right to prohibit the disclosure of personally identifiable information concerning the student to recruiting representatives of the U.S. Armed Forces and its service academies, the Kentucky Air National Guard, and the Kentucky Army National Guard. Unless the parent or eligible student requests in writing that the District not release information, the student’s name, address, and telephone number (if listed) shall be released to Armed Forces recruiters upon their request.


Payneville Elementary hosted Flaherty, David T. Wilson, Payneville, Muldraugh and West Point elementaries in the first cross country meet of the year. Flaherty sixth-grader Micaela Ray, above, finished second with a time of 7:18.

5) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-4605


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Friday, September 21, 2007

Larry’s Pools Sales • Service • Installation (Financing Available)

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Brandenburg Huntin’ & Fishin’ Under the New Ownership of B&D Custom Lures PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE

The shaded counties represent the areas of Kentucky with confirmed outbreaks of epizootic hemorrhagic disease in deer. The first frost, which generally occurs in late September to mid-October, will eliminate the biting flies that pass the disease.

First frost will end worst EHD outbreak in 30 years Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s first frost in the coming weeks should put an end to the state’s outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in deer. Biting midges or gnats, which transmit the virus that causes the disease, die off with the first hard freeze. Kentucky’s first frost of the season typically occurs from late September to mid-October. Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources report this year’s outbreak of hemorrhagic disease is the worst in at least 30 years. Similar outbreaks have been reported this year in Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania. “Hemorrhagic disease is caused by a virus. We see large outbreaks about every five to seven years in Kentucky,” said Danny Watson, a wildlife biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. In Kentucky, the disease is responsible for the deaths of white-tailed deer in at least 76 Kentucky counties this year. The most significant outbreak appears to be in Western Kentucky, where all 25 counties of the Green River Wildlife Region and most counties in the Purchase Region have received reports from landowners accounting for over 700 dead deer. The virus also is on the increase in Central Kentucky, where 20 counties have been confirmed to have dead deer. People usually find the dead or weak and emaciated deer near water. “This year’s statewide drought could be playing a role in the outbreak,” said Karen Alexy, wildlife division director for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “Dry conditions are concentrating deer near water sources, increasing the chances of midges biting infected animals then transmitting the disease to healthy deer nearby.” The virus cannot be spread from a deer carcass. With the opening of archery season, hunters are concerned about the safety of eating deer that may be infected with hemorrhagic disease. Hemorrhagic disease is not infectious to humans. Eating the meat of deer that appear to be healthy poses no risk to humans even if

the deer is infected with EHD. However, hunters should not consume animals that appear emaciated or weak prior to harvest, due to the risk of secondary infections. EHD can cause large abscesses to form in the body cavity, muscle tissue or under the skin. These abscesses render the meat inedible. Hemorrhagic disease usually occurs in late summer and early fall because of the increased presence of these gnats. Although deer affected with the acute form of hemorrhagic disease are most often seen in late summer, deer with chronic cases can be found in winter. Hunters should be aware that they may see weak or emaciated deer during the hunting season after these widespread outbreaks and should not harvest deer that do not appear healthy. Hemorrhagic disease occurs annually in the southeastern United States, but its distribution and severity of occurrence widely varies. Less than 25 percent of the deer in a population usually die from the disease, but death rates can be higher in certain cases. Signs of the disease depend on the strength of the virus and length of infection in the animal. Hemorrhagic disease causes fever, labored breathing and swelling of the head, neck, tongue and eyelids. Infected deer may die within 72 hours, or may slowly deteriorate for months from lameness and starvation. Early in the cycle of the disease, animals may show little or no sign of infection. Infected deer that survive for a longer period of time experience lameness, loss of appetite and greatly reduced activity. According to veterinary staff of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia, the incidence of hemorrhagic disease agents in livestock is more difficult to assess. Most hemorrhagic virus infections in cattle are from the related bluetongue virus, and livestock typically do not show symptoms. However, a small percentage of animals can develop lameness, sore mouths and reproductive problems. Cattle can be short-term bluetongue virus carriers. Less is known about the EHD virus in cattle. EHD

virus has been isolated from sick cattle, and surveys have shown that cattle often have antibodies to this virus, indicating frequent exposure. For domestic sheep, the situation is more straightforward. Sheep are generally unaffected by EHD but bluetongue can be a serious disease with similar effects as in deer. Past observations have revealed that simultaneous infections sometimes occur in deer, cattle and sheep. Discovery of illness in deer indicates that infected biting gnats are present in the vicinity, and thus, both deer and livestock are at risk of infection. Once the virus activity begins, both livestock and deer potentially serve to fuel an outbreak; however, the spread of disease from deer to livestock, or vice versa, has not been proven. Furthermore, deer have not been documented as long-term carriers for EHD or bluetongue viruses. Farmers who discover deer carcasses near ponds or livestock watering sources should remove them from the immediate area. Since hemorrhagic disease cannot be transmitted from a dead animal, it is not necessary to bury a carcass. The carcass can provide food for scavengers.

Danny Hehl 270-422-7877


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For Rent

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Farm fresh eggs! X-Large or Jumbo Brown Farm Fresh Eggs. Chickens for sale! 270-422-5835.

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.

Tax preparers and customer service, training avaible, bilingual helpful. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. For more information call 1-877-801-1040.

Commercial building, 1,400 square feet. 2615 Brandenburg Road. (270) 422-2499.

Join Forces with Ann’s Cleaning Service to clean offices, homes, in theBrandenburg and Louisville areas. For more information call, 270-422-2925 or 270422-1502, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Antiques Antique, Victorian Love Seat, matching chair & foot stool, original upholster, (rose & velvet(, carved decorative cherry wood accent, excellent condition, $450, 422-3494.


Motel Rooms & Cabins Reasonable Rates Nice & Clean Nightly, Weekly & Monthly Rates


(270) 422-2282

Furnished Apartment

’97 Plymouth Grand Voyager, 5 door, runs great, $1,250 or best offer 270-422-2085. Antique, Victorian, love seat, matching chair & foot stool, original upholstery (rose velvet), carved decorative cherry wood accent, excellent condition $450. 422-3494

For Rent One Bedroom • Utilities Included

(270) 422-2282

Storage Sheds Most All Sizes Available $29.50 and up Easy Access • Call for Availability

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For Sale Refrigerator, glass stove, dishwasher hood vent, almond work great! Ask for 270-422-2085.

2006 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab Diesel – 28,000 miles, CD player, grey int., PW, PD, great shape, must sale! 270-668-1800.

front and color, $450

Horse for sale- Gentle black Tennessee Walker mare, 14 ½ hands, 7 years old. $1,200. (270)-9458061.

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.

1998 Sundowner 3 Horse Slant Trailer w/ full living quarters, a.c& heat, microwave, refrigerator, stove, shower, bed, tv hookup, great shape, not used much! Call for more info – 270-497-4494. Gas Space Heater for sale, asking $100, call after 5:00 p.m. at 828-8447.


Wright’s Construction – Now hiring experienced roofers and laborers. For more info. call 828-5206. Colonial Life seeking licensed Life & Health agents to market voluntary employee benefit programs to employers. www. or call Katie Bertrand at 888454-1463, x232. Craftmatic Adjustable Beds Sales Career. Immediate Openings- Full time. Up to $750 a week plus commissions and bonuses. No prospecting. 12-15 apts. per week. All appointments are pre-qualified and preset for you. Health Benefits available. Call 1-877-3924980. Industry Appreciation Week: In support of our local industrial community, we will be hosting a SHOWCASE & JOB FAIR Friday, September 21, 2007. Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, Kentucky 9am-6pm. For more information, please call (502)633-5068. Sponsored by Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, Celebrating 50 years of service to Shelby County. Part-time, home-based Internet business. Earn $941 per month or much more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. FREE details

2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic, barely ridden. Call for info . . . 496-4355.

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Fireplace insert from a doublewide, gas log compatible. $100, 270668-7790. Two Deluxe Commercial Security Lites - two sets of orange lights on each pole, good condition, approximately 15 ft. high with bronze pole, to see or get more info, please call 668-4857. $500 each while they last!



Airlines Are Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualifiedJob placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)3495387. College Online from home. Medical, business, paralegal, computers, criminal justice. Job placement assistance. Financial aid and computer provided if qualified.866858-2121, www. Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment school. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt now! 866-3626497 or 888-707-6886.

Friday, September 21, 2007

For Sale

For Sale

98 Chevy Extended Cab 3 door, 136,000, Push Button 4 Wheel Drive 350 Vortex (Rebuilt Title) 61 Scag Turf Tiger Hydro (Rider Mower) 620 hrs., 25 hp, Kohler Command Pro Engine

52 Scag Advantage Hydro Walk Behind With Silkey 206 hrs., 17 hp Kawasaki FH500 U Engine


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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.

$20,000 for all of it! 270-422-3657 540 Midway Rd., Guston, KY 40142 If your mouse is looking for a new home page, surf over to...

Personals Looking for someone that wants to be “A Queen Bee�! Has to be an active sound gal. Must like to ride horses, country music and dancing! Please send name and contact information to P. O. Box 662, Corydon, IN 47112.

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Has An Opening For An Office Clerk! • Apply In Person • People Skills • Organizational Skills • Professional • Phone Skills • Computer Knowledge, Word, Excell, and a knowledge of e-mail. 1065 Old Ekron Rd. Brandenburg, KY 270-422-4542

Employee Price Sale at Tony Brown Chevrolet Buy any New, Used, and Certified-Pre-Owned vehicle in stock at employee price. Huge savings on the area’s largest inventory of New, GM Certified Pre-owned and pre-owned vehicles! Every vehicle in our inventory is eligible! There’s never been a better time or place for you to shop for your next vehicle!

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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.

Equipment for Sale Sawmills from only $2990. Convert your LOGS to VALUABLE LUMBER with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. www. FREE information: 1-800578-1363 ext. 500-A.

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Certified 2006 Cobalt LT KBB Price - $14,125 TB Employee Price $12,680

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317 West HWY 60 • 547-3030 (Located next to Gofer’s) Mon-Fri 8-5 • Sat 8-3 • Closed Sunday

WRIGHT’S CONSTRUCTION • Reroofing •New Roofs • Tear Offs • •Flat Roofs • Repairs • Siding • Metal Roofing • Gutters • Chimney Repairs • • Insurance Work • 20 Years Experience • • Free Estimates • Fully Insured

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Interviews conducted on-site. If you are unable to attend, please send your resume or download our application from For more information, please call 351-9444 or e-mail:

Certified 2006 Impala LT KBB Price - $16,935 TB Employee Price $15,487

Located at the Junction of KY 1038 & 440 in Brandenburg

Residential • Commercial

• We are a family-like working environment who works with our staff to provide the best patient care, while understanding the employees’ needs. • Join one of the fastest growing healthcare facilities in the area! • Paid specialty training to all nursing staff. • NEW positions for all shifts for RN and LPN. • Paid CEU’s offering. • 8 and 12 hr shifts. • Mentorship programs. • Matching 401K, PTO, Benefits. • Be a part of the largest behavioral health corporation in the U.S.

07 HHR LT MSRP - $24,334TB Employee Price $21,281

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07 Silverado 1500 MSRP - $18,980 TB Employee Price $16,694

GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Examples: Certified 2006 Colorado Ext. Cab 4x4 KBB Price - $21,850 TB Employee Price $18,995

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

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Training: Act Now! Train as a heavy equipment operator on skid steers, dozers, backhoes & excavators. 40 Operators Trainees Needed! Statewide Job Placement Assistance. 1-866-2805836

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Friday, September 21, 2007


Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate


36 acres Breck Co. near Webster, all woods with timber, nice home site, also good hunting. $2,500 an acre.

4 + or - acre house – 3 BR, 1 BA, county water, well, 30x50 metal building, located in Garrett. 10 minutes from Fort Knox $125,500, 270-547-8279.

525 N. Dixie, Radcliff, Ky 40160


Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to Houses”. $24,900 Financing available for everyone! Nice 2 acre lot, on blacktop road, city water and electric available. Located on Hwy 1238. $24,900. Financing available for everyone! 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. Financing available for everyone! Building Lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing available for everyone! 10 acres with a beautiful lake, excellent building site, restricted to houses, city water, paved roads, located in Farmington Estates, off U.S. 60 and Fort Ave. (Hwy. 1882) $79,900. Financing for everyone! 5 acres and Brick House, near Rough River Lake, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, city water available, located on Centerview-Rough River Road. $79,900 Financing available for everyone! Home in Vine grove, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, city water and sewers, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, new laminated hardwood floors and carpets, located in Vine Grove on Shelton Street. $74,900. Financing available for everyone! 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 Financing available for everyone!. 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. Financing available for everyone!. 5 acres set-up for 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. Financing available for everyone! 1 acre and mobile home, 16’x 70’, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, block foundation, city water, on paved road, located off U.S. 60 and HobbsReesor Road. $54,900. Financing available for everyone! Rough River Lake, mobile home on 2 lots, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, large deck, storage building located of Centerview-Rough River Road. $49,900. Financing available for everyone! Mobile Home and lot in Rineyville, 16’x 80’, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, fenced back yard, nice and clean, located off Hwy. 1600 in Hardin County. $54,900 Financing available for everyone! 1 acre with Mobile Home, 14’x 60’, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, located off U.S. 60 and Hobbs Reesor Road on Stanley Allen Road. $49,900 Financing Available for everyone!

Sporting Goods CHERRY BLOSSOM GOLF/COUNTRY CLUB, Georgetown. Voted #1 public access golf course by GolfWeek Magazine. Join us for your next round or outing. Call 502-570-9849. Gun Show: September 22-23. Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4. Lexington Heritage Hall (430 W Vine St) Buy, Sell, Trade! Info: (563)927-8176

87.142 acres in Breck Co., near Webster, pasture, woods, perfect hunting, ok for horses or cattle, nice home site, must see! $2,500 an acre. LOOK!- LOOK!- - - Last two available! 7 acres and 8 acres beautiful creek front property. O.K. for home or cabin, access to Ohio River and boat ramp. Perfect get away.

End-of- Summer Sale! LAKE ACCESS 1+ Acre $34,900 (was $49,900) includes FREE boat slips! SAVE $15,000! Great deal! Nicely wooded lake access acreage. Premier development on Kentucky Lake! Paved road, utilities. Others at similar savings! Call 1-800-704-3154, x1512

Rent or Lease

Rent or Lease

For Lease Commercial Property

3,300 sq. ft. 3 Located on Hwy 933 L Now operating as N daycare center.

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270-422-4542 Yard Sales Moving Sale- Friday and Saturday, (21st & 22nd), 9:00a.m.-?. Clothing, furniture, china, frames, etc. Rain cancels, 205 Crestview Drive, near the high school. Multi-Family Yard Sale- 1 Day ONLY! Saturday, Sept. 22 on 5351 Rhodelia Road. Household furniture, kids clothes and other misc. items. 4 Family Yard Sale – Friday & Saturday, September 21 & 22 between Fashion Floors & Harrington Heights on Hwy. 448. Boy sizes 4-7, Ladies size 1- through plus sizes, Mens clothing & tools. Lots of miscellaneous items. Yard Sale – 490 Cherry Hill Road, Brandenburg in Harrington Heights off Hwy. 448, items include set of 4 snow tires, home interior pictures, Christmas items, women’s clothing, Saturday, September 22, 8 a.m. to ??????? Moving Sale! 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., household items, furniture, antique vanity, canning jars, 108 Rolling Trail. Yard Sale! 1500 Big Bend Road, Battletown. September 21 & 22, 8:00 to ??? Some of almost everything! 13 miles from Brandenburg By Pass Road. Yard Sale, September 22 & 23, 9 a.m. - ??? Harrington Heights Subdivision, T.V., furniture, clothes, toys, kid’s pool table (new), kitchen items. 2 Family Yard Sale 939 East Main Street, Vine Grove, Friday & Saturday, September 21 & 22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sewing machine, stereo system, table, chairs, pressure washer, Ben Hampton prints, baskets, wood shelves, adult clothes. Lots of household items and much more, to numerous to mention. Large Yard Sale, new and used items, Halloween, Christmas, Nascar items, clothing, furniture, candles, knives, D.V.D.’s, C.D.’s & more!! 7636 Highway 79, Guston – Saturday 7-???? For Nascar info call Kevin at 668-6906. Garage Sale – September 21 – October 8, prices dropped very low. Many items, baby clothes, car seats, dishes, curtains, tables & much more! 4222079 at 1061 Old Ekron Road.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Brandenburg City Park Gazebo Down by the river WESTERN/COWBOY THEME Music by singer/songwriter – Jim Hubler Roping Demonstration by Jerry & Craig Chee Blessing of the animals by Rev. Janet Carden Games • Raffle • Contests • Food • Door Prizes • Animal Communicator (Pet Psychic) • Free Bandanas for the pets • Free cowboy hats for the kids • Free stick horses for the kids to decorate • Free spay/neuter vouchers just for the asking!!! Prizes to human and pet winners in these contests: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9)

Git along little doggie (kids and pets in costume) Waggin’ train (best tail waggin’ pet) Wagons Ho! (Best decorated vehicle pulled by an animal) Along the Chisholm Trail (Most unusual house pet) Marshall Dillon’s Favorite (Best Kitty in costume) High Oh Silver (Best Adult and Pet in Costume) Rodeo Clown (Best Animal Trick) Stampede (Decorated stick horse show) Little Buckaroos (Roping Contest)

Contests begin at 10:30 Blessing of the animals begin at 12:00 noon Raffle drawing begins at 1:00 pm Horse Drawn Wagon Ride begins at 1:15 pm Bring your kids, friends, pets (on a leash or in a carrier) and lawn chair. Join PINS to celebrate the love, joy and companionship animal bring to our lives!!

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ANNOUNCEMENT • There will be a burn ban in effect until there is enough rainfall to ease the fire danger. I also urge smokers to be careful about throwing lit cigarettes out of car windows or on dry grass. –Meade County Judge/Executive, Harry S. Craycroft • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, REBOS Club. Hwy 79, Irvington, Ky. Held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday nights, 8:00 p.m. For info, 270-547-8750 or 270-547-8752. Friday, September 21 • Flaherty Elementary Fall Festival 5 – 8 p.m., Everyone welcome! • Payneville Elementary 4th and 5th grade field trip! •MCHS Soup Supper sponsored by Lady Wave Softball, cafeteria 4:30-7:30 p.m. • Bluegrass Festival- 5:00p.m. at the Vine Grove Optimist Park.

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Saturday, September 22 • Bluegrass Festival- 12:30 p.m. at the Vine Grove Optimist Park • PINS Pet Festival- Brandenburg riverfront gazebo, 10am- 2pm; western theme pet contests. Noon, Animal Blessing, pet communicator, PINS raffle drawing and door prizes. Fun event for kids of all ages and any type of pets. For information call 422-1020 or www.petsinneedsociety. org • Don’t forget, MCHS Class of 87’ reunion at Doe Valley Swim and Tennis Club, 7:00p.m.-?, $30 per person. Rekindle your school spirit and join us at the Greenwave Home Football game Sept. 21 at 7:30. (Look for the Class 87” tent just outside the entrance, weather permitting.) Sunday, September 23 • 7th Annual St. John the Apostle Golf Scramble at 1:15 p.m. Come out to Doe Valley Golf Course for a day of fun! Entry fee is $50 per person/$200 per team. Included in the cost are green fees, cart fees, lunch, game prizes, door prizes, the chance to win a new car and more! To sign up, Lloyd at 270-668-2582 or Doe Valley Golf Course at 270-422-3397. Wednesday, September 26 • Square Dance 6:00-7:30 p.m., Line Dance 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Colvin Communtiy Center in Radcliff. For more info, call 270-668-7228 • Meade County Public Library will be starting a Story Hour program for children 0-5 ears old. It will be held every Tuesday at 10:30a.m. in the library annex building. The program will consist of books, activities, games and free crafts pertaining to a theme. It is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 422-2094. Thursday, September 27 • Ekron Elementary – Conservation class 4, 5, 6 – 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. • Ekron Elementary School, Site Base Decision Making Council in the school library at 3:45 p.m. Friday, September 28 • Rock Ridge Community Watch Block Meeting – Last Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station #2 off of Hwy. 933. Everyone in the community is encouraged to come! For more information contact George Eid at 270828-6651 or Lisa Yound at 270-828-2018. • Battletown Elementary Chili Supper & Halloween Fun Nite, 5 – 7 p.m., costume contest, candy, silent auction and hayride-weather permitting.

Monday, October 1 • Meade County Republican Party meeting, next to Cozy Furniture on By-Pass Road. Tuesday, October 2 • Meade County Public Library will be starting a Story Hour program for children 0-5 ears old. It will be held every Tuesday at 10:30a.m. in the library annex building. The program will consist of books, activities, games and free crafts pertaining to a theme. It is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 422-2094. Thursday, October 4 • Siblings Class- In the Harrison Room, 6:30-7:30p.m. A class especially for the Big Brothers and Sisters of newborns prior to the new baby’s arrival. For more information call 812-738-8708. Sunday, October 7 • Calling all trail riders! Meade County Saddle Club is having a benefit poker ride for the Meade Association of Retarded Citizens. $5.00 hands. Starts at 11:30 from the Saddle Club grounds in Payneville KY. (Fackler Rd.) Benefit dinner, auction, 50/50 chance and door prizes will follow the ride. If it is rained out on Oct. 7, rain date will be on Oct. 14. • M.A.R.C. Open Horse Show, located at the Meade County Saddle Club, Payneville. Warm-ups will start at 11:00a.m. All proceeds go to benefit M.A.R.C. For more information call Jennifer Lyons at (270) 422-1932, or contact Tommy Stinson at 668-1870. If it is rained out on October 7, rain date will be on Oct. 14. Tuesday, October 9 • Meade County Democrats Executive Committee meets 1st Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters located at 144 Broadway in Brandenburg. Meade County Public Library will be starting a Story Hour program for children 0-5 ears old. It will be held every Tuesday at 10:30a.m. in the library annex building. The program will consist of books, activities, games and free crafts pertaining to a theme. It is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 422-2094. Friday, October 12 • Chili Supper –MCHS Cafeteria 4:30-7:30, Meade County High Chorus will provide entertainment. Saturday, October 13 • M.A.R.C. Poker Run. Starts at Glad Tidings Church, 515 Bypass Rd., Brandenburg Ky. Sign up, 11:00a.m.12:20p.m., ride at 12:30p.m. There will an auction, door prize drawing, poker winning hand, dinner and many prizes after the ride. All proceeds will go to the Meade Association for the Mentally Challenged. For more information call 270-668-6797 or 502-741-5696. Monday, October 15 • Bluegrass Festival. For more information call the Public Library at 422-2094. 5k Run/1mile Costume walk. For more information call 422-2094. Tuesday, October 16 • Meade County Public Library will be starting a Story Hour program for children 0-5 ears old. It will be held every Tuesday at 10:30a.m. in the library annex building. The program will consist of books, activities, games and free crafts pertaining to a theme. It is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 422-2094 •Infant CPR Certification class, 6:00-9:00p.m. In the Harrison Room. For parents, grandparents, and any of Baby’s caregivers. Fifteen dollars a person. To register, call 812-738-7830, ext 132.

This Week’s Horoscopes ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas earn you the respect of your colleagues. But you’ll have to present some hard facts and figures if you hope to persuade those who make the big decisions to support you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep those bright Bull’s eyes focused on the project at hand. Avoid distractions. There’ll be lots of time for fun and games later. Expect to get welcome news this weekend. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You soon might have to decide about moving a relationship from its current status to another level. Don’t let anyone influence your decision. It must be yours and yours alone. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You finally can get off that emotional roller coaster and get back to focusing on your goals without interruptions through the rest of the week. A nice change is due by the weekend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Trying to make an impression on some people runs into a bit of a snag at first, but it all works out. An old and almost forgotten personal matter once again needs attention. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A rise in your energy level helps you finish an especially demanding task. Take some time now to spend with family and friends before starting a new project. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good time to re-establish contact with trusted former associates who might be able to offer good advice regarding that career change you’ve been contemplating. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your resourcefulness combined with a calm, cool approach help you work your way out of a knotty situation and avoid a potentially serious misunderstanding. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A calm, quiet period allows you to recharge your energies. But you’ll soon be ready to saddle up and gallop off in pursuit of your goals. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters need your attention. Check things out carefully. There might still be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) It’s a good time to take a stand and show as much passion on your own behalf as you do when arguing for the rights of others. You might be happily surprised by the reaction. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You bring sense and sensitivity to a confusing situation. Things soon settle down, leaving you free to enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation with friends and family. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a talent for being able to perceive possibilities where others see only problems. (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Don't buy a lemon with your dough One of the major mileIf you’re like me, though, stones of being a teenager is you probably don’t have a getting your first car. clue about much of anything For the majority of us, when it comes to cars. we get that car by breaking If you’re not careful you our back at a part-time job. could end up getting suckOnce you’ve finally saved ered into buying a real up some money, piece of junk and you scour local auto then you’ll have Felicia shops looking for a lost all that monvehicle you can af- Thompson ey you worked ford. so hard to save. Then you find it. Having a parent Sure, it’s a junker or trusted adult to but hey … at least it come along with runs and it’s not that you is a good idea. ugly. That new — to They’ll be able to you — vehicle is give you their opinyour pride and joy, ions and advice on no matter how hard different makes and it makes your friends laugh models, which can be quite when you turn the key (as if helpful in avoiding a scam. what they drive is any betIf you’re taking this adter!). venture on your own, you It’s always a good idea to need to be aware of a few know what to look for in a key things to look for while car. If you can speak auto- car-buying. language fluently, looking Buying a used car is not for a new vehicle will be a a bad route to go. They’re walk in the park. considerably cheaper than

new cars, which is great for teens lacking in the funds department. The bad side to buying a used car is you don’t know how well the last owner took care of it. If you’re buying from a car lot and not directly from the owner, make sure to ask the salesperson many questions, such as: how many miles does it have, how often was the oil changed and how many miles does it get per gallon? Gas mileage is a big deal nowadays since gas prices are so unpredictable. You don’t want to get stuck with a gas-guzzler when gas is $3 per gallon. Also, check the tires out. If it looks like the tread is almost gone, consider how much you’re going to have to pay for new tires before you buy the car. Can you afford that extra expense? When you’re seriously considering a certain vehicle, ask to test-drive it.

You need to know what the car’s “feel” is because no two cars handle exactly the same. You may also want to try calling your car insurance company. See if they can give you a quote on how much your insurance would be for whichever type of car you are considering purchasing. Insurance prices can be a major deterrent from buying a particular make or model of car. Insurance premiums can get pretty costly and you may not be able to afford a high monthly payment. Whatever choice you make you need to be sure that you’ve carefully considered all of your options and you’re not making a hasty decision. Buying a car is a major investment so you don’t want to be stuck with a car you hate or can’t afford to drive.

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By Betsy Simon Stuart Pepper Middle School students swapped their pens and pencils for pots and pans when the school bell rang last Wednesday. A Cooking 101 class was held after school and a group of eager young chefs participated. “I don’t know much about cooking,” seventhgrader Tiffany Mullins said, as she finished prepping her monkey bread for the oven. “My mom taught me a little bit, and I figured I’d learn a little more here.” The Cooking 101 activity was a part of the after -school enrichment program sponsored by the Youth Services Center at SPMS. The event took place over two days last week and was open to seventhand eighth-graders who were excited to learn their way around the kitchen. The students were taught new cooking tips, kitchen safety and proper cleaning methods from Meade County Extension Agent Jennifer Bridge. She has participated in this and other after school programs for nearly seven years. Bridge said one of the goals of the after school activity was to encourage the students to have positive attitudes about preparing and cooking food. “I want the kids to walk out of here having more confidence in the kitchen and learning skills they can use at home,” Bridge said. The students learned to make healthy after-school snacks like chicken nuggets, monkey bread and veggie wraps, while developing hands-on abilities and know-how they can use in and out of the kitchen. “One of the main things the activity teaches the students is the importance of reading all of the directions before they begin mixing their ingredients together,” Bridge said. “Reading di-

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Class of ‘87 reunion at Doe Valley Swim & Tennis Club Sept. 22, 7:00 - ?? - $30/per person ABOVE: Eighth-graders Paige Taylor, Meghan Dawson and Jessica Clark prepare their monkey bread batter before baking it in the oven. Monkey bread was one of several different treats the young chefs made during the Cooking 101 class. LEFT: Seventh-grader Tiffany Mullins (right) and eighth-grader Candice Mosier stir starch into their pineapple sauce. Students enjoyed the opportunity to learn new tips about whipping up quick after-school snacks. THE NEWS STANDARD/ BETSY SIMON

rections is something everyone can use — even if they’re not cooking.” Bridge also focused on teaching the students proper measurement techniques. “I also spend a lot of time teaching the kids how to measure their ingredients because measuring is one of

the most important parts of cooking,” Bridge said. “I try to make sure the students measure things properly so their recipes turn out like they’re supposed to.” The students, donned in plastic aprons and covered with batter up to their elbows, agreed the tips and information they learned

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from Bridge were helpful, but they were more excited about having fun and working together with their friends. “We get to make a mess here and just have some fun,” eighth-grader Meghan Dawson said. “It’s kind of like doing a science experiment in the kitchen.”

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shooting and finishing our balls in the goal. I think we’re passing a lot better than we were to start the season and our defense has gotten stronger. We need to focus and talk a lot more. We need to communicate more in the field than we are right now.” The Waves (3-6-1, 2-3) were also down two starters as senior Kayla Fackler was out with a tight hamstring and sophomore Joy Straney was red-carded during Monday’s game at Fort Knox (2-8, 0-4), which Meade County won 4-0. Sophomore striker Paige Long led the way with two goals, one with an assist to Shelby Jenkins. “Ashley Lazarus also had a nice shot on the left side of the goal after she came up from the midfield position,” Shook said. “Shelby scored our only goal in the second half.” Last Wednesday, the girls got their first district win against John Hardin 1-0. “We knew that would be a tough game because they

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see where it takes us.” Boys region play begins Tuesday The boys team has been able to play a lot more and their tournament will be Tuesday at Pro Chase Golf Course in Louisville, which has three, nine-hole courses — the East, the West and the North courses. The guys didn’t have a chance to play the region courses in competition, but they did schedule a practice round for this past Wednesday. “We’ve played the East

beat us the first time,” Shook said. “At the end of the first half it was 0-0 and the girls played really well. A lot of times against John Hardin, they really gear themselves up for that game and I wish they would approach some of the other teams we play with the same passion as they do John Hardin.” Sophomore midfielder Caroline Wilson scored the game winner from the left side. “She brought the ball down and put it in from just inside the 18 line,” Shook said. “She’s been doing well for us this year and we’ve been really pleased with her.” Boys tie Bulldogs after game-saving blocks Tuesday, the Greenwave soccer team came from behind to tie John Hardin, a game that was preserved by senior goalie Eric Padgett. Padgett made two bigtime saves in the final minute as the Bulldogs (9-2-4, 1-1-2) tried to take back a game they led 2-0 at halftime. “It’s just all in a day’s work,” Padgett said.” My defense held up strong tonight and I’m not going to brag about it because it’s

my job to save the goals and that’s what I did tonight. “It was huge to get a confidence booster against a good team like (John Hardin). You never know what to expect and getting those saves really helped my confidence looking forward to Thursday.” Coach Matt Pollock said they were two bang-bang plays. “(John Hardin is) an offensive striking team and they’re not going to go away quietly,” he said. “They were really pushing the ball forward on us pretty hard trying to break something through. “When it gets right in front of the goal like that you have to come up with big plays and Eric came up with some really big plays. Our defense did a great job of containing them and getting the ball out of there.” Senior midfielder Rob Williams scored the first Meade goal with an assist to senior midfielder Greg Barnes, and senior forward Casey Hubbard scored the game-tying goal. Last weekend, the team brought home the first-place trophy from the Meythaler Classic by beating Mayfield (5-5-1, 2-2-1) 2-1, and Ow-

ensboro (4-5-1, 3-2-0) 1-0 in the chamionship game. “It was scoreless until the last three minutes and I had just made up my shooting lineup because we thought it would go to an overtime shootout,” Pollock said. “Then Rob had a nice backside chip in to Casey and he was able to finish it off.” The Greenwave had to come back from a 1-0 deficit in the championship game and score two goals in the final minute — after not scoring the first 79. “We played really well in both games, we just had trouble scoring early,” Pollock said. “In the second game we trailed 1-0 from about five minutes into the game until the last minute. Rob scored a header off a corner kick from Jonah Cundiff and we were happy with the tie because that would give us a good shot at the championship depending on how the other game went. “Then on the kick off, we got the ball back, got fouled, Gabe Buttram put a long, direct kick into the box and Rob hit it with his head again. It bounced around and found the back of the net. He’s been living off those headers.”

Course, so that didn’t do us any good because the tournament is held on the North and West courses,” coach Josh Thompson said. “But we are going up there (Wednesday) to play a practice round. You really need to get a practice round in. Sometimes you can go to a course and score pretty well just out of dumb luck because you’re not worried about the trouble on the course. If you don’t know about it then you’re not worried about it. “But in this case, there are a lot of blind shots from the tee where you don’t know where the ball is going after it gets past a certain point. It’s kind of like Doe Valley but it’s a lot more open and there are a lot more blind

shots.” The boys top five that will compete are No. 1 Chase Garris, an eighth-grader, sophomore Tyler Yates, junior Braden Pace, freshman Scott King and sophomore Aaron Ford. Thompson said Yates and Garris have really played well of late. “We’ve got a couple of guys in Chase Garris and Tyler Yates that have both had rounds in the 30s on nine holes in the last couple of weeks,” he said. “They’ve played well and I’d like to see them carry that out through 18 holes. Scott King, no matter what he always shoots right around the same (number). “Braden Pace is struggling a little bit and Aaron

Ford missed some time with a really bad case of poison ivy and he wasn’t able to play for a little while. Those two guys have to have something good happen early in a round and they have to get off to a good start because it seems like if something goes wrong early, it may level out to a point but it doesn’t get any better. Hopefully they’ll all take something positive out of their practice round and get it going right off the bat.” Thompson said he is pleased with how each of the team’s nine players have increased the distance on their shots. “One of the positives from this year is how much stronger these kids are get-

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ABOVE: Freshman midfielder Kristin Benton was tripped up by two Central Hardin players in Tuesday’s 3-0 loss. LEFT: Senior goalie Eric Padgett made two game saving stops in the final minute of play to preserve a 2-2 tie against district rival John Hardin on Tuesday night.

ting, but how much stronger they need to get,” he said. “The way they hit the ball now is a ton different than the way they hit it last year, but they still need to get a little bit stronger. This could be a good golf team and I’ve said it a million times, it just depends on how much they’re going to play.” Thompson said he believes a couple of the guys can make it to the state tournament if they think about each shot and put together complete rounds. “I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that Chase and Tyler can put up a score that could get them to the state tournament,” he said. “They’ve got the nine-hole scores to show

it, it’s just whether or not they can duplicate that and maybe come in with a 76. If they did that, I think they’d be in. I think Braden is also perfectly capable of that.” Thompson said his No. 1 and No. 2 have been putting up some really good scores lately. “I think our last four rounds, we’ve had someone in the 30s and it came between Tyler and Chase,” he said. “(If they can do that) the front side at Doe Valley then they can shoot that at any course we’re going to play a regional at — anywhere. “Whether they can do that for two nine’s in a row I have no idea. Hopefully, that’s something they’re going to be able to do.”

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