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By Charles L. Westmoreland James “Ralph” and Barbara “Tonkie” Staples were sentenced to jail time Wednesday for marijuana cultivation, but the couple will serve little time in prison. Senior status judge F. Kenneth Conliffe, who oversaw last month’s week-long trial, sentenced James Staples to two years confinement and said he would probate the sentence after six months was served. James Staples reported to the Meade County jail yesterday for his sentence to begin. He also was fined $10,000 and will be on probation for five years once he is released. Barbara Staples also was sentenced to two years in prison but the sentence was probated, meaning she won’t spend any time behind bars. Commonwealth Attorney Kenton Smith, who prosecuted the case along with Assistant County Attorney Jay Thompson, said he doesn’t feel the jury’s guilty verdict and suggested twoyear sentence was upheld. “We felt like these defendants were tried by a jury of their peers,” he said. “A jury of their peers heard the evidence and recommended they serve two years and we feel there should be sanctity to the jury’s verdict and the court should always, in our opinion, listen to the jury’s verdict. I feel like there wasn’t … an appropriate verdict. “Twelve people of the community and their collective wisdom is better than mine or the judge’s,”

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he continued, saying the comment was not intended toward Conliffe specifically. “I understand that we are, and should, be a county and a state and a nation of second chances and I’m all for showing mercy, but mercy is shown after attrition is shown. I haven’t seen one act of attrition or responsibility taken by these defendants in this case. And therefore, mercy to the guilty is cruelty to every taxpaying, hardworking, law-abiding citizen of this county.” Smith’s office also filed a motion to seize the family’s Andyville property, located near highway 1919, where the 322 marijuana plants were discovered Sept. 7, 2006. Authorities estimated the drugs to be worth $600,000 on the street. The marijuana plots were located about a half-mile from an old farmhouse and barn that has been in the Staples’ family since the 1940s. James and Barbara Staples will have until Nov. 25 to respond to the motion. If the property is seized, the bulk of proceeds would go to the Meade County Sheriff’s Department and 15 percent would go to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

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Since 1776, more than 1.2 million men and women have died serving in the military during war-time. Currently, there are nearly 24 million veterans living in the United States.

Local veteran receives WWII medal for service more than 60 years ago

Their service means more than we could ever comprehend

Costantine said his 22 months of service in the Pacific was never about glory or medals — it was something much deeper. “I love my country and I would have done anything to keep it free

I’m fourth generation military. I guess you could say I was born into service. My father was a sergeant in the Air Force during Vietnam and my mom wore combat boots as an Army or- News to Me dinance officer. My grandfather, referred to still as “The Colonel,” was your cliché cigar-smoking, hard-as-steel, stubborn-asCharles L. hell Marine Westmoreland who endured two wars and lived to tell the tale. And a few years ago while flipping through family photos, I discovered that my greatgrandfather served in the same regiment as me 100 years prior. As a child I always had an appreciation for those who served in the military, even though I

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By Charles L. Westmoreland The surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941 ripped through the nation, spurring the United States’ involvement in World War II while also motivating tens of thousands of Americans to enlist in the military for the sake of world preservation. Brandenburg resident Romeo Costantine was one of those men. He enlisted in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic two months after the attack and soon after was deployed to the South Pacific. But it wasn’t until last month that Costantine was fully-recognized for his service in the “war to end all wars.” Costantine, 86, was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Attachment Oct. 5 during a ceremony in St. Louis, Mo. for his service in the Pacific theatre in 1944 with the 46th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group (TCG), also known as the “Jungle Skippers.” About 70 of his brethren who served in the 317th TCG during WWII and after also received the medal.


Romeo Costantine, joined by his wife, Alice, was awarded a medal last month for his service in the Pacific during World War II.

Fiscal Court selects new trash collection company By Charles L. Westmoreland Fiscal Court selected a new garbage collector Tuesday night and Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said the $270,000 Solid Waste borrowed last year will likely be written off as a “bad debt” once the transition occurs. Meade County first entered the trash collection business more than seven years ago but eventually was unable to pay its bills

and requested the loan, urging the last Fiscal Court administration to take steps toward leaving the solid waste industry permanently. Magistrates voted 6-1 for Waste Transport to assume trash collection and billing, following the counsel of Solid Waste’s advisory board. “We want to get out of the billing permanently,” Magistrate Tony Staples said. Waste Transport did not originally bid on the proposal but joined the search for a

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month and commercial businesses will pay anywhere from $45 to $100 monthly. Rates will be locked in for three years. Residents currently pay $12.50 per month. The transition is expected to occur April 1. Magistrate Herbie Chism voted against contracting out the service, citing Solid Waste’s banking account balance of nearly $368,000 as proof Solid Waste could continue service. “I can’t vote to contract this


out with that kind of money in the bank,” he said. “It will be a 38 percent increase to residents of the county and a better than 50 percent increase for commercial (businesses). I think we need to take a smaller increase and stay in the business.” Following the meeting, Solid Waste Coordinator Mark Gossett said the figures were misleading because Solid Waste would need those funds to continue operations through

the rest of the quarter and he couldn’t say for sure how much would be left over Jan. 1. Craycroft also explained his vote and said staying in the solid waste business would be too costly an endeavor. “If we stay in the business it will cost us more than $17.25 — crunch the figures however you want to,” he told Chism. “We have to pay

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Technology showcase preps students for next challenge By Betsy Simon The school district’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Technology Showcase last week was a stepping stone as students set their sights on regional and state competitions. “This night is about preparing the students for the bigger contests while they also get to show the community all of the hard work they’ve put into their projects,” said Jerry Pile, the school district’s technology coordinator. STLP is a statewide program sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and encourages students to integrate technology in to their education. Every school in the district was represented by STLP students at the fifth annual showcase held Nov. 8. Students were required to design projects that are instructional, communityrelated, technical or entrepreneurial. The projects are

meant to assist the school and community while focusing on the programs six goals: to enhance student academic, social and emotional growth; to provide leadership opportunities; to create projects for all grade levels and geographic locations; combine students with a range of technological skills; develop projects to benefit the community; and integrate technology to benefit the school. Meade County High School students exhibited different ways to use Microsoft Publisher. “We learned how to use the program in our computer applications class to make calendars and laminate things,” said senior Jordan Warford. “This was a great opportunity for us to show people everything we know how to do with Microsoft Publisher.” A group of competitors from Brandenburg Primary, began dabbling with technology at a young age. Their display detailed using technology to help raise money for kids at Kosair


From left: David T. Wilson Elementary fourth-graders Michael Embery, 10, and Hannah Fackler, 9, stand next to their group members, sixth-graders Cara Ellis, 11, and Jessi Blehar, 12, as they present their display on tooth decay. Children’s Hospital in Louisville. “We really wanted to help the children who have to go to the hospital by selling bracelets,” said thirdgrader Chris Blakey. “So,

we made a video, a Power Point, and learned how to use a digital camera to put our project together.” The group’s advisors, technology coordinator Pam Harshfield and librar-

ian Allison Doutaz, said credit really goes to the students who engineered most of the project themselves. “They came to us with all of the ideas,” Doutaz said. “We showed them how to

use the technology and it was amazing how quick they picked up on everything. They were eager to learn everything they could, which makes it easy to teach them new material.” The displays spanned a wide variety of topics, from internet safety to dental health. Students also gave presentations on the intelligent classroom and various components of a computer. “The students got the chance to hear critiques from community leaders and principals who were judging their presentations,” Pile said. “Now, they can go back and make any necessary changes as they prepare for their upcoming competitions.” Local students will present their projects at the third annual STLP State Championship. The event will be held at the Lexington Convention Center on May 6 and 7. Kentucky’s Department of Education expects students from nearly 300 schools to attend the event.

Lewis distributes safety resource package to local schools (KY-02) will begin distributing complimentary copies of the CD this week to Junior and Senior High Schools across Kentucky’s Second Congressional District. “Recent tragedies in Ohio and Virginia highlight the growing need for all educational institutions to take precautions to deter violence

and crime within our nation’s schools,” said Lewis. “Keeping schoolchildren safe is a priority we all share.” The Department of Justice compilation addresses issues such as developing a successful school safety program and emergency response plan; assessing and reducing gang activity in lo-

cal communities; effective responses to reducing bullying in schools; responding to bomb threats against schools; dealing with disorderly youth who congregate in public places; preventing school vandalism and breakins; and gun violence among youth. “This is an important re-

source to prevent future tragedies,” said Lewis. “I encourage school administrators to review these materials and consider applying suggested precautions to enhance their safety plans.” The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program has funded more than 6,300 school resource of-

ficers and trained over 2,900 school administrators to help provide a safe learning environment for children.


ceeds. During the October jury trial their son, James Staples, was acquitted of cultivation charges and their grandsons, Justin Staples and Brandon Vowels, were found not guilty of cultivation and tampering with physical evidence. James and Barbara Staples each had someone address

the court as a character witness in their defense. Mike Russell, a long-time friend of James Staples, spoke in his defense, saying he was unaware of James Staples ever growing marijuana. Smith’s questioning revealed that Russell also testified on James Staples’ behalf when he faced homicide charges in 1977 for

shooting someone on his property. James Staples was found not guilty. Barbara Staples’ sister, Brenda Heslep, also addressed the court as a character witness. The couple pleaded for leniency before Conliffe announced the sentence, saying poor health was a concern. Questioning by Smith,

however, found that the two went on a motorcycle ride less than a week after October’s trial. James Staples said jail time would be a hardship for his family and his cattle. He also said he didn’t own any cattle a year ago when the marijuana was found. A teary-eyed Barbara Staples addressed the court

asking why the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office had a vendetta against her family, to which Thompson later replied that his office is against drugs — not the Staples family. The Staples’ defense could motion for a retrial, but if one is given they could receive harsher sentences if found guilty a second time.

From page A1 The Staples’ family farm has a hefty mortgage, Smith said, which could determine if the property is seized because the bank would have to be paid first with any pro-

Santa Claus flew into town last Saturday and mingled with shoppers as they scoured the high school cafeteria for homemade Christmas gifts at the Meade County Extension Homemakers Holiday Bazaar. “The bazaar has a lot of unique gift ideas and everything here was made in Kentucky,” said Meade County Extension Agent Jennifer Bridge. The annual event took place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and featured handcrafted items, ceramics, wooden mailboxes and Christmas décor. The bazaar started in the 1950s as a fund-raiser for the homemakers club. As public interest in the event grew, it was opened up to local residents. Money raised at the bazaar goes toward funding the Meade County Homemakers scholarship which is given to graduating seniors. Proceeds also help finance the groups many other yearly activities. The bazaar featured more than 20 vendors selling an array of items. “The bazaar is a great place to look around and get gift ides for the holiday season,” said Flaherty resident Amanda Ray.


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services recently produced a school safety resource package, compiled on compact disc, containing practical advice to deter violence and crime within educational institutions. U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis


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Midway Homemakers participant Joann Bruner surveys the tables to see what crafts people brought. The popularity of the homemaker’s bazaar has grown over the years and many residents, like Susan Greenwell of Union Star, wouldn’t dare miss festive event. “I’ve been coming to the bazaar for years and I’m always amazed by the things people make,” Greenwell said. “You have to wonder how many hours of labor people put into making the items they bring here.” For Erika Benoit, owner of Erika’s Crafts in Vine Grove, the atmosphere is like a warm reunion.

“My friend, Charleen, talked me into coming here today and it’s fun,” Benoit said. “We’re all like a bunch of friends here.” The bazaar also allows people to spend a day with family and friends and enjoy an event that has grown to become a Meade County ritual. “I’m a local. I moved away for awhile, but I’ve also come to the bazaar,” said Mora Miller of Brandenburg. “You’ll find some of the best cooking here. This is just a tradition that I look forward to every year.”



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Administrators discuss how to make schools ‘great’ By Betsy Simon Administrators from Meade County High School informed school board members about improvements they’re making to enhance education and take the high school from “a good school to a great school.” “We give our students various opportunities. They’re intensive, they give our students the chance to gain leadership skills, to travel and do a variety of things,” said Bill Adams, Meade County High School principal. Community members, students and numerous school officials were present at Tuesday night’s monthly school board meeting to give testament to the achievements and opportunities for MCHS students. Even though the students have accomplished great things, Adams reminded the audience there’s more work to be done and the high school is taking the first steps.


“What we need to do here is take what we have– a very, very good school – and make it better,” he said. Adams proceeded with statistics to show that if the high school continues to improve test scores at its current rate it will still fall short of having every student proficient in math and reading by 2014 – the goal of the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act. Adams reassured the board this educational battle is being combated on many levels – starting with the creation of the Freshman Academy. Freshman Academy Principal Bob Schrader spoke about creating smaller learning communities to give the school a smaller vibe. “70 percent of students in the United States attend large high schools – 1,000 or more students – and our students are a part of that,” Schrader said. “Students in smaller schools tend to do better academically, especially on achievement tests … and

small communities help large schools to narrow the socioeconomic and disability gaps – two areas we struggle with at MCHS.” Chad Butler, the school’s assistant principal, said the Freshman Academy implemented a team concept and created smaller learning communities. “We do proactive counseling sessions with the students and find out which students need our attention,” he said. “If we can win the war at the freshman year, we can win the smaller battles in the coming years.” The school’s motto is “Failure is not an option,” and Butler said the students are given help before they can fail. “Our kids know learning is not an option,” he said. “We don’t let 13- and 14-year-olds decide if they’re going to learn.” Teachers keep kids after school or help at-risk students during the school day. Butler also said there has been increased parental contact. The

additional help contributed to an 86 percent decrease in failed classes so far this year, he said. To further keep students engaged in their studies, Schrader said the school is creating smaller learning communities to help build stronger relationships between students and teachers and provide safety and support for students. He said the Freshman Academy was a first step in creating smaller learning communities, and the next step is to visit freshman-only schools that have been operating for a few years and see what they’ve been able to achieve. “Now we have to sustain these things for our sophomores, juniors and seniors and carrying on our process throughout high school. We’re looking at doing career academies by taking a group of teachers and having them relate classroom material to student interests, like business and agriculture,” Schrader said.

The math department at the high school started teaching content on a level that is relevant to the students. The department also made sure new and existing teachers were teaching the same content in the classroom, as well as administering multiple choice and open response tests similar to the standardized tests students take. Knowing when to take the training wheels off and let students take hold of their educational futures is a must and teachers are reminding students that they have to put forth the effort. “We’ve talked to the students about what the administration has done so far and we’ve explained to them that we’ve given them the tools, now they have to be organized and do their work,” Schrader said. “We are starting to get them to do these things now.” * Crump addressed the conflict between Payneville Elementary School and moving Tyson chickens to the

Greenwell farm down the road. He said the issue is the proximity of the farm to the elementary school and the health problems it could present for children. However, Crump said he was confident the educational process could continue even if the chicken farm exists. He will update the board on the issue at next month’s meeting. * Karen Cottrell, the district’s school nurse, said her first few months in the position have been busy. Starting two weeks before school began in August, Cottrell said she was making sure all necessary medical information was on file for special needs children. She has also conducted employee training sessions on issues like seizures and diabetic treatments, and is looking to implement health programs for students and staff members. Cottrell has also been busy gathering information on MRSA and suicide prevention for interested groups.

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was too young to understand why. It’s only since I became a veteran that I even have a clue. When I shipped out for basic training more than eight yeas ago, I asked my recruiter how difficult the upcoming years of my life would be. He responded: “You can’t imagine it until you’ve gone through it.” He was right. But sometimes, it’s still difficult to imagine. When I think about the generations of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that came before me and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, I can’t begin to relate with how difficult their lives must have been compared to mine. None of us can without being there personally. My generation of military complains about not having the proper body armor or enough steel plating on vehicles. But I never spent the winter in a foxhole without boots or socks. And I signed the dotted line voluntarily, which many Vietnam vets never had the option of. Today we rely heavily on technology. My predecessors relied only on courage and each other. Since the Revolutionary War more than 1.2 million American men and women have died while serving. That’s 1.2 million names we don’t know, faces we’ve never seen, and life stories we’ve never heard — but it’s 1.2 million reasons why we need to be thankful every day. In all, we have nearly 24 million veterans currently living in the United States and 9.2 million of them are 65 or older. Servicemen and women protect our rights by sacrificing their own. They forfeit free speech, freedom of expression and the pursuit of happiness for the pursuit of an ideal greater than any one person: A free world. They give up their own liberties so others will never have to. And those who return home war-weary or wounded never ask for praise: They only seek appreciation.

Select From page A1 our debt off … and this way we’ll be able to pay it off.” Craycroft estimated staying in the Solid Waste business could cost Meade County more than $1 million because new equipment and garbage trucks are needed. Fiscal Court also assumed nearly $400,000 in salaries and benefits of Solid Waste employees, officials reported. Because the benefits portion is calculated in with the rest of the employees’ benefits Fiscal Court pays each month an exact figure has not been obtained by The News Standard.

With Fort Knox on our doorstep, Meade County proudly boasts a rich military culture of its own. We’re surrounded by veterans and soldiers ages 18 to 90. They work in our government, protect our streets as police officers, and are committed members of our community. One of them, Tom Brady, senior vice president of the local VFW, served two years before he could even vote. Brady joined the Navy Reserve as a high school junior and then spent four years in the Marines, including a tour in Vietnam. He then served a year in the Army National Guard. When asked if he would do it all again, Brady replied, “You’re doggone right I would!” For him, Veterans Day is more than just an extra day off work. “Veterans Day is a time to remember your friends overseas with you and who died either protecting you or protecting our country,” he said. “Remembering my time in service is a lot of good memories, and it’s a lot of sad memories. “Out of the millions and millions of people that are in the United States, there are only a select few that go into the service. By doing that, you’re saying you’re ready to go all the way to protect our country. For someone to take that obligation and spend a few years, or even a career, is honorable and I think the rest of the people should be thankful. A little ‘Thank you’ isn’t asking too much.” The VFW held a solemn memorial at the courthouse Sunday morning to honor their fallen brethren. Other ceremonies were held around Meade County, including Meade County High School, Payneville Elementary and Fort Knox. Army Spc. Ashley Boyd, a Fort Knox soldier, said her appreciation of Veterans Day changed the day she put on the uniform for the first time. “Spending time with veterans since I joined the Army has opened my eyes to the kind of things they had to go through,” she said. “I just Staples suggested leftover monies in Solid Waste’s bank account be used to pay off Solid Waste’s debt, which Craycroft said could happen as early as February 2008 — if the transition is successful. “Give us a few months to get (Waste Transport) transitioned and picking up garbage … and at that point I’ll make a recommendation to Fiscal Court, if everything is going well, that Fiscal Court write off the $270,000 as a bad debt,” he said. “I don’t think the county needs to pay twice for something they’ve already paid for.” Wayne Smith, with Waste Transport, addressed Fiscal Court thanking them for choosing his company and vowing to provide topnotch service to the county.


More than 160 soldiers attended a special celebration Nov. 10 First Baptist Church in Brandenburg. Basic training soldiers from C Company, 281st, were served pizza and other snacks, and were also presented with skits, musical performances and a short sermon. The soldiers consumed 120 pizzas, two tables full of cookies and 28 gallons of milk, said Pastor Sherman Ramsey. “It’s really moving,” he said. “It’s a good time for them and just a really good experience for everyone.” listen to their stories in awe because nothing I’ve seen or done can even compare. It’s nice for us to all come together on Veterans Day but we need to appreciate veterans every day of the year.” Louisville resident Edward Russell, 88, a Marine corporal during WWII, spent the morning of Veterans Day at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville “visiting some old buddies.” His face was as hard and chiseled as the tombstone he gazed at, each with a small U.S. flag placed neatly in front. Russell was one of the lucky few to survive the 60mile Bataan Death March in 1942. Of the 70,000 American and Filipino captives being transferred to Japanese prisons, more than a quarter never finished the trek, including a few of Russell’s friends. “I don’t need anyone to say, ‘thank you,’” he said. “I just don’t want anyone to forget. I don’t want them to forget what we did and why we did it. I want people to remember what my buddies died for. Anything worth fighting for should be worth dying for, too, and the price for freedom can never be too high.” Smith previously said he would give Solid Waste’s current employees every opportunity to work for his company. Waste Transport also will pay Meade County $2,000 monthly to rent Solid Waste’s garage. Chism also expanded on the delay in selecting a contractor, referring to last week’s story printed in The News Standard. He said the public hearing held last week wasn’t the only delay. Chism said allowing Red River to submit another bid after the sealed bids were opened, which resulted in having to put the contract out for bid a second time, prolonged the process. He also said the re-bidding process wasn’t immediately published in the newspaper.


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Attention Hunters: Be responsible during deer season It’s bad enough seeing road kill strewn along county roads this time of year, let alone headless, mutilated carcasses. What happened to the ethics of deer hunting? Hunting has been a lifestyle — in times a necessity — since man could walk. It’s one of the few sports that makes humans conform to nature, and truly pits man versus wild. When did it become a joke? How can anyone feel respectable after tossing a dead animal onto the side of the road? Is that what we now consider ‘sport?’ Even the non-hunting population that may not have a strong opinion on deer dumping can at least recognize a familiar maternal phrase — clean up after yourself. If five-yearolds can grasp the notion, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched that grown men and women catch on to the idea. Instead, road crew workers are turned into baby-sitters, picking up sloppy messes that should never have been made. Wildlife conservationists are turned into policemen, scouring county roads when the need shouldn’t exist. Deer dumping is probably most shamefully noticed by true hunters — surely they realize the wastefulness and disgracefulness of it better than any of us. It’s the prime example of one person’s actions giving the whole group a bad wrap. Deer hunting is a well-respected sport. Hacking up deer and leaving them on the side of the road is a lowly criminal offense. Letter to the Editor Felicia Thompson is outstanding in her research and connection to her readers. Her topics extend beyond the scope of this county. I use her articles for talking points with my own son and others. Most youth articles have bias against adults. Felicia displays an individual who is well-read and exercises maturity. She will continue her success beyond high school. I am appreciative of her being given a forum for many to learn and be engaged. She has her pen on the “pulse of Kentucky.” Robin Gadjen

Public Announcement The Meade County Courthouse will be closed Nov. 22-25 in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will reopen Monday, Nov. 26. The Sheriff’s Department will be closed Nov. 22-23 but will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon for tax-paying purposes only.

Correction Meade County resident David Reese was inaccurately identified as David Reesor in last week’s article “More trash talk.”


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Commish Search II: The Sequal Al Smith, longtime host of “Comment on Kentucky,” is right in urging the Kentucky Board of Education to wait and conduct a national search for a new education commissioner — like other states do. But his plea falls on deaf ears. The board’s haste – along with the insipid candidates it has attracted – confirms Solomon’s reckoning that: “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be.” The board’s most recent search process offered the same secretive proceedings that resulted in an embarrassing fiasco earlier this year that led to a superintendent from Illinois, Barbara Erwin, getting hired. She quit before working a single day because the media reported on her faulty resume, which led to an uproar. But the board got a new chairman – and a rare second chance to get it right. I (naively) hoped the board’s new chairman, Joe Brothers, an Elizabethtown plant manager, really meant what he said to reporters: “I have no agenda, other than the kids of Kentucky.” Not a single aspect of the board’s second opportunity to do some good offers any evidence that a new day awaits “the kids of Kentucky.” In fact, Kentuckians have again been left largely in the dark throughout much of the pro-

cess. The finalists became change, go-along, get-along legislators and other non-deknown only recently. Yet, Brothers told reporters script bureaucrats applied for “the board wants the public the job. Bureaucrat Susan Weston and the media to help vet the described Rep. Jon candidates to avoid Draud, one of the the problems it had Bluegrass leading candidates, with the last search.” Beacon as “a collaborative But it’s not just “the person.” problems with the last Inspiring, isn’t it? search” that demand Anothercandidate, this board’s attention. Kentucky-nativeRather, what’s needturned-Florida edued is what this board cation bureaucrat Jim seems determined to Warford, told reportavoid: a proven tough ers he would considleader determined to put students first by Jim Waters er it “a professional honor” and that he changing Kentucky’s wanted to “continue education system. We need someone willing the education reforms under to accept whatever collateral way in Kentucky.” Warford apparently doesn’t damage to the bureaucracy such an approach causes. see the need to radically I don’t see any evidence of change a system that even the such commitment in the cur- pro-establishment Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research rent crop of candidates. Kentucky’s taxpayers and Center reports dwells among parents should be outraged the bottom third of states in that this board spent $50,000 academic achievement. Warford’s intention to on a search firm that gave us a commissioner that doesn’t “continue the education reeven know how to use spell- forms under way in Kencheck. But they should be tucky” sounds like “more of even more incensed that the the same” to me. It sounds board entrusted with the like miniscule improvement, leadership of our education grading on big curves and system continues to place the placating labor bosses at the self-interests of bureaucrats plush teachers-union buildand politicians in Frankfort ing near Frankfort’s Capitol. He’s also made it known above the future of our chilthat he opposes school choice. dren. Instead of commissioner Warford told the St. Peterscandidates with proven cour- burg Times that he blamed age to fight for aggressive vouchers and charter schools

for “undermining our public schools” in Florida. Why is the board even considering a leader who believes that giving parents choices “undermines” public schools? Kentucky’s taxpayers and parents shell out $4 billion to support our state’s schools each year. They more than anyone have a vested interest in seeing schools succeed. And they understand that competition works. As was the case with the first round of searching for a new commissioner, Kentuckians have heard very little from “Commish Search II: The Sequel” candidates about important issues. For example, why have commissioner candidates ducked the issue of the widening achievement gap between black and white students? Why aren’t we hearing from them about offering plans for merit pay to provide sorely needed incentives to keep and hire good teachers, while weeding out poorly performing ones? Why aren’t these candidates offering specific plans for improving Kentucky’s graduation rates, which now are lower than when “education reform” began in 1990? Solomon knows why. Jim Waters is director of policy and communication for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s freemarket think tank.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Evelyn Miceli Evelyn Miceli, 79, of Radcliff, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at her home. She was co-owner of Miceli’s Grocery in Longview and worked as a snack bar manager at the Post Exchange. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Mireles; two great-grandchildren, Dustin Fultz and Michele Mireles; her siblings, Bill Puyear, Jimmy Puyear, Louise Harris and Margaret Carlile; and her parents, Squire and Ella Puyear. She is survived by her husband, Francis J. Miceli of Radcliff, Ky.; two sons, Robert Fultz of Rolla, Mo. and Roy Fultz of Radcliff, Ky.; two daughters, Lynn Miceli of Clinton Corners, N.Y., Sherri Duke and her husband, Jeff, of Belleville, Ill.; a sister, Ilene McCarthy, of Louisville; and six grandchildren, Rob Fultz, Rick Fultz, Jim Mireles, Jeff Duke, Jennifer Hermes and her husband, Mike, and Katie Fultz. A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 10 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Larry Vickers officiating. Burial will follow in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Make A Wish Foundation, 9502 Williamsburg Plaza Suite 100, Louisville, KY, 40222. The online guest register may be signed at

James H. Embry James H. Embry, 75, of Westview, Ky. died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Breckinridge Health, Inc. He was born in Breckinridge County on March 3, 1932, the son of the late Eugan and Eva Basham Embry. He attended Emmanuel Fellowship Church and enjoyed the outdoors, motorcycles and playing the harmonica and guitar. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, and a sister, Shirley Howe. He is survived by five children, Jimmy Embry, of Guston, Ky., Tracy Lucas and Stacy Carman, of Se Ree, Ky., Shelia Galloway and Connie Coppage, of Westview, Ky.; four stepchildren, Joannie Witt, of Fla., Debbie Rodgers and Donna Bratcher, of Leitchfield, Ky. and Mike Robinson, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; eight grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margie Duvall, of Somerset, Ky. and Sue Embry, of Haweville, Ky.; four brothers, Lester Embry, of McDaniels, Ky., Archie Embry, of Hardinsburg, Ky., Marvin Embry, of Lewisport, Ky. and Donnie Embry, of Clarkson, Ky. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Stevenson officiating. Burial was in the Cave Spring Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to: James Embry Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. The online guest register may be signed at

Diane Jones McCullough Diane Jones McCullough, 66, of Brandenburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was born May 21, 1941 to the late George S. and Katie Jones. Her brother, Bobby Lee Jones, preceded her in death. She was a loving and awesome mother and grandmother. For many years she attended Bethel United Methodist Church and she had been a member of Glory Bound Christian Center in Irvington, Ky. She is survived by three children, daughters, Robin (Gene) Brown, of Garrett, Ky. and Stephani (Glenn) Harris, of Louisville; son, Mathew (Tania) McCullough, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; sister, Connie (David) Thomas, of Ekron, Ky.; brothers, Bill (Alice) Jones and Ron Jones, of Brandenburg, and Garry (Helen) Jones, of Columbia, Ky.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Pauline Greer Baysinger Pauline Greer Baysinger, 84, of Brandenburg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Ray Greer and Edgar Ivan Baysinger, and ten brothers and sisters. She is survived by four children, Philip Ray (Karen) Greer of Irvington, Ky., Nancy M. (Wayne) Rutledge, of McDonough, Ga., Paul Samuel Baysinger, of Brandenburg, and Shannon (Robert) Trout, of McDonough, Ga.; one sister: Loetta Bruner, of Shelbyville, Ky., eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Chapel of the Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with the graveside service at Highview Cemetery in Nelson County. Pallbearers were Matthew Claycomb, Johnny Claycomb, Terry Greer, Kenny Garrett, Jamie Trent and Tommy Davis. Online condolences may be made to www.bjsfunerals. com.

Mary Ruth Goodman Mary Ruth Goodman, 81, passed away Monday, Nov.12 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of Raymond Baptist Church and had retired from Civil Service at Fort Knox. She was also a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a friend to everyone. She was born Oct. 25, 1926 to the late James Henry and Nellie Annie Pipes Haynes. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jo VanHorn and Betty Jane Daugherty, and six grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Vera Basham of Vine Grove, Ky.; sons, George Basham, of Big Springs, Ky., William (Joyce) Basham, of Garrett, Ky. and Robert “Bobby” (Nancy) Basham, of Rhodelia, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


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Franklin Andrew Curl Franklin Andrew Curl, 47, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at his home. He was a minister with the World Christianship Ministries. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina Hall; two sons, Jeremy Curl and Frank Curl, Jr.; his father, Glen Curl; and his stepfather, Plezzie Lambert. He is survived by his mother, Alma Lambert; a stepson, Lawrence Phillips; eight siblings, Darrel Curl, Sheila Howe, Timothy Curl, Steven Curl, Glenda Pate, Lisa Brown, Brenda Stallins and Matthew Curl. A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

The family of Donna K. Cook want to thank their church, family and all their friends for the love, support, food and prayers during her illness and after her crossing over to our Lord. We also want to recognize Hager Funeral Home, Ladies Ministry, Range Div. Ft. Knox and their AAFES employees that were always there for her. We love you all. God Bless. Sonny, Tammy, Jason, Amanda & Jay J.

Corinne H. Cubbage Corinne H. Cubbage, 85, of Radcliff, Ky., formerly of Muldraugh, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 11 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff. She was a member of Muldraugh Baptist Church. Her husband, Jesse W. Cubbage, preceded her in death in July. She is survived by a son, Joseph Cubbage, and his wife, Barbara, of Radcliff, Ky.; a daughter, Bev Cubbage, and her fiancé, Mark, of San Francisco, Calif.; a grandson, Doug Lucas, and his wife, Tiffany; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Kristen; and two brothers, Terry Haycraft and Jess Haycraft, both of Clarkson, Ky. The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Burial will followed in the Clarkson Cemetery in Clarkson, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Muldraugh Baptist Church, P. O. Box 397, Muldraugh, KY 40155. The guest register may be signed at

William Robert Lomax William Robert Lomax, 76, of Elizabethtown, Ky. died Friday, Nov. 9 at his residence. He was an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by two sons, William Michael Lomax and Larry Thomas Lomax. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Lomax; five children, Jeff Lomax, Steve Lomax and Granada Lomax, all of Louisville, and Jerry Lomax and Andy Geddes, both of Florida; five grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren with one on the way. There was a memorial service Wednesday at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, Ky. Cremation was chosen. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Central Kentucky, P.O. Box 2149, Louisville, KY 42701. Condolences may be expressed online at

Dr. Harold B. ‘Tex’ Bradford Dr. Harold B. “Tex” Bradford, 89, of Elizabethtown, Ky. died Thursday, Nov. 8. He was born June 8, 1918, in Polytechnic, Texas. He was valedictorian of his high school class, attended Texas Christian University and entered the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, graduating in 1943. It was in Louisville where he met Evelyn Graham. They were married on Aug. 21, 1943, at Polytechnic Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, Harold and Evelyn settled in Elizabethtown. He opened his dental office in February, 1947, and practiced dentistry there for more than 50 years. He was a member of the American Dental Association, served on the Kentucky State Board of Dental Examiners for many years and was a board member of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Alumni Association. He received both the Alumni Service Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award. He was a member of the Comrade Sunday School Class of Memorial United Methodist Church, the Elizabethtown Lions Club and the Hardin County Historical Society. He was treasurer of the Lincoln Trail Area Health District and supported Greenspace. Dr. Bradford was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Frances Bradford; his parents, Henry and Thomazine Bradford; and his brother, Alden Bradford. He is survived by his daughter, Ellen Bradford Lea and John of Nashville, Tenn.; his son, Dr. William B. Bradford of Tullahoma, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, William Bradford Lea, Graham Reddie Lea, Ann Merrill Bradford and Madison Ellen Bradford. The funeral service was Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. with Dr. Rachel Marshall officiating. Burial followed at Hardin Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Memorial United Methodist Church or to the Elizabethtown Lions Club.

From the family of

Shirley A. Goodwin

The first part of June 2007, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend was diagnosed with cancer. To the many friends who helped with doctor visits, food and support, your kindness was overwhelming. Once she was admitted to Medco Center for her final days, the support never ended. Your thoughtfulness helped us get through so many tough days. Special thanks to pastors Marion Barnes and Junior Titus, Tonya Davis, Tracy Eden and the rest of the Medco staff, Bruington-JenkinsSturgeon Funeral Home staff, the pallbearers, and the women at Glad Tidings Christian Center for the wonderful meal. Thanks also to everyone who sent flowers, food and gave us your love and support at this time of need. God Bless.

William (Bill) T. Cummings II November 13, 2003 Missing You!

Remembering the times with you. . . Walking across the farm; doing smokie burnouts at intersections in town; hunting out of the back of your pick-up truck using straw bales for your blind; starting another project when the first one is not done; giving us that famous Bill Cummings look with your blue eyes; being a momma’s boy; being strong for us when needed; and not to forget all the great things you would do to drive us crazy … You where you … that is what we loved and helped make us who we are today. Four years since you went home to be with God We still miss you all the time – We love you, Bill Mom, Donna, Debbie, Bob, Charlotte, your kids William and Kayla and the rest of the family!

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Retta Frances Hester Retta Frances Hester, 82, of Vine Grove, Ky. died Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Vine Grove. She was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Edmonson County, the daughter of Rollie Edward and Eva Jaggers Constant. She was a retired cashier at Houchens Grocery and a member of Hardin County First United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Opal Hester; four brothers, Essie, Wilbur, Chester and Lester Constant; and two sisters, Stella Logsdon and Angie McStoots. Survivors include three sons, Ernie Malcolm, Jimmie Milton and Dennis Neal Hester; a daughter, Loretta Hatfield; a brother, Gilbert Constant; a half sister, Flossie Logsdon; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday, Nov. 10 at Mulberry Flats United Baptist Church in Leitchfield, Ky. Burial was in Mulberry Flats Cemetery. Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.

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She Fitness a big hit for health nuts By Betsy Simon At She Fitness it’s possible to break a sweat and get healthy without having to break the bank account. Vine Grove’s newest fitness center is an all-female gym dedicated to keeping women in shape. The fitness center opened its doors in May and was welcomed into the community by the Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce during a ribbon cutting held Nov. 9. The gym is owned by Patty Smallwood and Mona Hardesty. Hardesty opened She Fitness after years of operating a gym in Elizabethtown. Smallwood is a workout enthusiast and saw the chance to get involved in something she has a passion for. “We’re a smaller gym and I try to workout with the customers whenever I’m here,” Smallwood said. “I think contact is one of the most important things. I want to be close by if the customers have any questions about the machines.” She Fitness offers 30 minute cardio workouts for the lower and upper body. There are steppers, a variety of exercise machines and monitors for people to check their heart rates. “It’s a good workout for little wear and tear on the body,” Smallwood said. “A lot of times people workout just because they want to lose weight, but what they’re really doing for their heart and quality of life is even better.” The fitness center has

three employees — Hardesty, Smallwood and Smallwood’s daughter, Aundrea. All three are certified to assist with workouts and instruct proper use of the center’s machines. “Because we’re machine certified here the three of us can help people get the most out of their workouts on the machines,” Smallwood said. “For people with injuries, we can show them how to use the machines and continue to workout, without hurting themselves further.” The fitness center provides patrons with caring and knowledgeable service that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. A one month membership is $28 and a three month membership is $25 per month. She Fitness also offers a tanning bed service, which costs $20 per month or $3 per visit for gym members. Costs are $25 per month or $5 per visit for non-members. “Our costs are cheaper than a lot of other gyms, but we care more about keeping people healthy than making tons of money,” Aundrea said. The passion to maintain a healthy lifestyle is something Smallwood hopes every customer develops by coming to the gym. “I love to workout and love the people who come in here. You get attached to the people,” she said. “We want every person to feel comfortable working out here, no matter their size or ability. We want them to do what they can to stay healthy.” She Fitness is located at 416 Highland Ave. in Vine

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where you work? Do you have a second mortgage or equity loan on your home? Do you have difficulty remembering, or concentrating? What kind of health insurance do you have? How many times have you been married? Does the Census Bureau have a right to collect data? Yes, it has a right to “enumerate,” which means count. Whether it has the right to collect other information is the subject of debate, especially concerning privacy and identity theft. The literature accompanying the survey makes it clear that if Census personnel disclose any information they can be subject to

fines and possible imprisonment, and as a rule the Census has been reliable about keeping information secure. However, in 2007 it disclosed that it had lost 672 laptops, many containing personal data that had been gathered by Census personnel in the field. Then it inadvertently posted on the Internet the personal information of hundreds of people. And Census information was used to round up people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. As for fines for failing to complete the survey, it depends how you read the legal language. Taken one way, it says that a person can be fined $100 for failing to reply to

the form’s questions. Taken another way, it could be construed that the fine is $100 for each question not answered. For willfully giving wrong answers the fine is $500 — unless it’s $500 for each question. If a form is not returned “as soon as possible,” you’ll likely get a phone call from the Census Bureau. Fail to respond to that and a Census worker is likely to show up at your door, possibly multiple times. 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

Pay attention to scholarship deadlines By Lori Powers KY Higher Ed. Assistance Now is the time for high school seniors to begin paying close attention to application deadlines for college admissions and financial aid. Here are some tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and The Student Loan People: • If you have not yet chosen a college, narrow your list by visiting schools and talking with students and

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Livestock farmers face long winter By Laura Skillman UK College of Ag Tight feed supplies mean cattle producers will have to be careful managers this winter to keep their animals in good condition to ensure healthy calves and rebreeding in the spring. “I have some real concern for our cattle producers in that late winter is probably going to be an ugly time for us,” said Roy Burris, beef cattle specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. “It’s probably going to cost us 50 percent more to winter cattle this year than it normally does.” If producers do not meet the nutritional needs of their cows, it will not only affect the 2008 calf crop but also the 2009 crop, because many of the cows in poor condition will not rebreed.

Cattle with body condition scores of five have rebreeding rates in the 90 percentile while those with scores of three to four are only in the 51 to 76 percentile. “This could have a far reaching effect, if producers don’t take proper care of their cattle,” Burris said. “A lot of them will take good care of their herds, but some of them won’t.” Burris is cautioning producers about the high price and low quality of some hay being offered on the market, including hay from ground enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program and baled cornstalks. These will provide little nutritional value for cattle and will result in cattle losing weight, having weak calves and reducing their chances of rebreeding. “I’m scared to death some producers are going to de-

pend on this poor quality hay, and it’s going to mean problems in the calving season,” he said. There’s nothing wrong with buying hay, if it is good hay, Burris said but buying poor hay at high prices only adds to producers expenses without improving their feed supply. Cattle won’t compensate for poor quality hay by eating more of it; they will eat less. In order to keep the cattle in good condition on poor hay it will mean supplementing with other feed ingredients and supplementing a lot. “Cattle don’t have a hay requirement, they have a nutrient requirement,” he said. So, the key thing for farmers is to test the hay to know its quality and then feed a balanced ration. Not all hay in the state is of poor quality. Cattle will con-

sume good quality hay and won’t need as much supplementation, but the state’s hay crop was reduced substantially because of a spring freeze followed by drought. So producers need to decide what supplements they will need, and in what amounts, in order to stretch their hay supply through the winter. Some farmers also may have to reduce their herd size. Instead of buying poor quality hay, producers would be better off evaluating their cattle, selling some of their poorer performing animals and stretching what hay they have, Burris said. This will allow them to keep their remaining cattle in better condition and increase a cow’s chances of delivering a healthy calf and rebreeding this spring. “With proper management, we can get through this winter,” he said.

Rodeo circuit passes through town Mud and spurs were flying last weekend as the International Livestock Exposition hosted the North American Championship Rodeo. The Livestock Expo was held Nov. 3 through 16 at the expo center in Louisville. The rodeo was held Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Freedom Hall. Ropers and riders competed in a full docket of events, from saddle bronc and bulldogging to barrel racing and bull riding. The Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo Finals featured cowboys and cowgirls from Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Top contestants fought for over $80,000 in prizes and the Regional Champion title. THE NEWS STANDARD/ LAURA SAYLOR

Commodities Kentuckianna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, November 12, 2007

Receipts: 676 head Compared to last week: Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter bulls 6.00 higher. Feeder steers steady to 4.00 higher. Feeder heifers 2.00-3.00 lower. Slaughter cows: Breaker Boner Lean

% Lean 75-80 80-85 85-90

Weight 1020-1850 1005-1410 855-1070

Price 40.00-48.00 35.00-45.00 29.00-37.50

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Price 57.00-58.00 48.00-54.50

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Price Range 200-300 115.00-124.50 300-400 110.00-121.00 400-500 107.50-115.00 500-600 95.00-105.50 600-700 93.00-99.50 700-800 91.50-96.00 800-900 85.00 900-1000 83.25 Medium and Large 2 200-300 101.00-108.00 300-400 86.00-99.00 400-500 90.00-101.00 500-600 86.00 700-800 83.50-86.00 Small and Medium 1 300-400 90.00 400-500 84.00

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 200-300 92.50-99.50 300-400 92.00-97.00 400-500 88.00-98.00 500-600 84.00-96.00 600-700 83.00-87.00 700-800 81.00-88.50 800-900 84.00-86.50 Medium and Large 2 200-300 87.00 300-400 78.00-92.00 400-500 79.00-88.50 500-600 80.00-89.50 600-700 71.00-81.00 700-800 75.00-79.50 Small and Medium 1 300-400 80.00 400-500 75.00-85.00 500-600 75.00-76.00 600-700 60.00-65.00

Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Heifers 2 years old and 6 months bred 525.00 per head Cows 5-10 years old and 4-7 months bred 500.00-625.00 per head Stock cows and calves: Cows 4-10 years old with 200-275 calves at side 600-785.00 per pair

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Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 105.00-113.50 400-500 93.50-108.00 500-600 92.50-103.50 600-700 85.00-95.50 700-800 85.00-89.00 Medium and Large 2 300-400 93.00-101.00 400-500 81.00-90.00 500-600 81.00-91.00 600-700 81.00-82.00 700-800 75.00 800-900 73.00 Small and Medium 1 300-400 85.00 400-500 78.00-80.50 500-600 71.00-81.50

Baby Calves: Beef bred: 105.00 per head Weaned: No test. Dairy bred: No test. Owensboro Grains-Owensboro Market Report per bushel for Thursday, November 15, 2007 Soybeans 10.54 Corn


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You shouldn’t punish infants QUESTION: At what age for emotional and physical health is laid during this sixshould discipline begin? DR. DOBSON: There month period, which should should be no physical pun- be characterized by security, ishment for a child younger affection and warmth. than 15 to 18 months, regardQUESTION: Are adopted less of the circumstances. An children more likely infant is incapable of to be rebellious than comprehending his or her “offense� or Focus on children born to bioassociating it with the family logical parents? If so, are there any steps I the resulting consecan take to prevent quences. or ease the conflict? Some parents do My husband and I not agree and will are thinking about swat a baby for wigadopting a toddler gling while being and the question has diapered or for cryme worried. ing in the midnight James DR. DOBSON: Evhours. This is a terrible mistake. Other Dobson ery child is different and adopted kids are parents will shake a child violently when they no exception. They come in are frustrated or irritated all sorts of packages. Some boys and girls who by incessant crying. Let me warn those mothers and fa- were abused or unloved prithers of the dangers of that or to the adoption will react punishing response: Shak- to those painful experiences ing an infant can cause seri- in some way — usually negous neurological damage as atively. Others, even those the brain is slammed against who were not mistreated, the skull. Do not risk any will struggle with identity problems and wonder why kind of injury with a baby! Especially during the first their “real� mothers and year, a youngster needs to fathers didn’t want them. be held, loved and calmed They may be driven to find by a soothing human voice. their biological parents durHe should be fed when hun- ing or after adolescence to gry and kept clean and dry learn more about their heriand warm. The foundation tage and families of origin.

I must emphasize, however, that many adopted kids do not go through any of these personal crises. They take root where they are replanted and never give a thought to the questions that trouble some of their peers. As with so many other behavioral issues, the critical factors are the particular temperament of the child and how he or she is handled by the parents. I hope you won’t be reluctant to adopt that child because some special problems might -- but probably won’t -- develop. Every child has his or her own particular challenges. Every child can be difficult to raise. Every child requires all the creative energy and talent a parent can muster. But every child is also worth the effort, and there is no higher calling than to do that job excellently. Let me add one more thought. I knew a man and woman who had waited for years to adopt a baby. When a baby girl was finally made available to them, they were anxious to know if she was healthy and of good heritage. They asked if her biological parents had used drugs, how tall they were,

whether or not they had attended college, etc. Then, the father told me later, he realized what he and his wife were doing: They were approaching the adoption of this baby much like they would have bought a used car. They were kicking the tires and testing the engine. But then they thought, “What in the world are we doing? That little girl is a human being with an eternal soul. We have been given the opportunity to mold and shape her as a child of God, and here we are demanding that she be a high quality product.� They repented of their inappropriate attitudes and embraced that child in love. Adopted children, like all children, are a blessing from God, and we are privileged indeed to be granted the honor of raising one of his precious kids. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO. 80903; or Questions and answers are excerpted from “The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide� and “Bringing Up Boys,� both published by Tyndale House.

Old dogs can learn new tricks The age that is honorable cannot be measured in terms of years. —Wisdom 4:8 I just turned 62. For other people, 62 doesn’t sound all that old. Applied to me it certainly does! Unless my upcoming physical reveals something horrible, I seem to be in good health. Even though many of my friends, some even younger, are beginning to retire, I am very aware that I have eight more years to go. Because of the priest shortage, I am also braced for the fact that our next bishop may want to move the retirement age from 70 to 75 — or even higher! Even at that, it is beginning to occur to me that, if there is something more I want to do before I die, now is the time to get busy doing

it. To override the natural content to take my place tendency of thinking that the in a corner by the fireplace best is behind me, I keep a and simply look on.� The small pillow on my bed that first enemy we have to challenge, if we are to do helps me challenge that kind of think- Encouraging things we have never done is to face the ing. In needlepoint it Words enemy within. Othsays, “The best is yet erwise, we will find to come.� ourselves standing We need to chalon the sideline of a lenge the thinking longed-for activity. that we all do about Aging may be more aging. “I’m too old,� about attitude than is something we tell number of years. ourselves to save Mark Twain made a us from the embarRonald good point when he rassment of being a Knott said, “Age is an issue beginner. “I’m too of mind over matter. old� is an evasive If you don’t mind, tactic. Like “I’m too young,� it is always used to it doesn’t matter.� Samuel avoid facing fear. As Charles Ullman put it this way, “NoLamb put it, “We grow gray body grows old merely by in spirit long before we grow living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our gray in our hair.� Eleanor Roosevelt said, ideals. Age may wrinkle the “I could not, at any age, be skin, but to give up enthusi-

asm wrinkles the soul.� John Barrymore said, “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.� I would not want to go back, if I could. There are at least as many advantages to being 62 as there were at being 32 — and maybe more. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow spoke of the trade-off when he said, “Age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress. And as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.� On second thought, maybe the 60s are the most demanding years of all. As T.S. Eliot put it, “The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.�



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We all carry a religious fanatic Psalms 45:10 says, “Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house.� (KJV) Faith is very fragile and needs to hear the command: “Forget your father’s house.� Something inside of us strongly compels us to keep trying to earn God’s approval. We look for good works, in which we can place our trust and which will bring us praise. We want to show God what we have done and say, “See, I have done this or that.

Therefore, you must pro- that I can feel at peace.� We who confess Christ nounce me righteous.� None of us should be over- should always walk in fear and grow in faith. We confident when it should realize that we comes to forgetting Divine our own good works. Guidance all carry in our hearts a horrible religious Each one of us carries fanatic, who will dein our heart a horrible stroy our faith with religious fanatic. We foolish delusions of would all like to be good works. able to do something The Holy Spirit proso spectacular that vides us with a way to we could brag, “Look counter this godless what I’ve done! With delusion. We need to all my prayers and Dan tightly to what good works, I’ve done Newton hold we have received enough for God today

The changing seasons of life There was a man who The second said it was full had four sons. He wanted to of green buds and had some teach his sons not to judge promise to it. The third son things too quickly. He sent disagreed and said the tree was in full blossom, them each on a quest, in turn, to a pear tree Pastor’s it was beautiful and that was some dis- Spotlight smelled sweet. The last son disagreed tance away. with them all and The first son went said the tree was ladin the winter, the en with sweet fruit. second in the spring, The man then exthe third in the sumplained to his sons mer, and the youngthat they were all est in the fall. When right for they had they had all gone and each seen the tree in come back, he called Randy seasons of them all together to Johnson different its life. He explained describe what they to them that they had seen. The first said the tree was cannot judge a tree, or a perugly, bare, bent and twisted. son, by only one season.

Sometimes during the most difficult times of life is when we want to give up, but if we do that we will miss the other more enjoyable times. Don’t judge your life by one difficult time. Hang in there because better times are just around the corner. If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the spring, the summer, and the joy and fulfillment of fall. Randy Johnson is the reverend of the Brandenburg Church of God and also hosts a radio show on WMMG from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday.

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Zoning committee to review comprehensive plan Charles L. Westmoreland BRANDENBURG — A member of Brandenburg’s Planning and Zoning Committee said the group will soon revisit the city’s comprehensive plan and community input will be crucial during the process. Philip Henning, chairman of Brandenburg’s Planning and Zoning Committee, told city council members during Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting that the comprehensive plan will involve two main components: Ensuring proper land usage and setting goals for the committee. The plan will serve as a guide for the city’s Planning and Zoning ordinances. But for the plan to be successful community feedback will be essential, he said. “We need to involve a lot of different people in this,” Henning said. “Citizen participation is definitely needed.” Resident turnout at monthly Planning and Zoning meetings has been low recently, but Henning believes community involvement with the comprehensive plan could serve a dual purpose by getting residents involved in city government and educating them about planning and zoning laws in the process. “People can learn a lot about planning and zoning through these issues,” he said, adding that the low turnout could be a positive sign. Brandenburg first adopted

Medal From page A1 and keep the rights of everyone here,” he said. “When you hear of someone far away being persecuted, I would serve any amount of time to secure the rights of those people. “Receiving that medal was nice and we enjoyed it. After 64 years, we finally got that one.” Costantine flew on C-47 Skytrains and a variety of other aircrafts that delivered supplies to the front lines and dropped off paratroopers, while also evacuating wounded troops when needed. He had a dangerous job, which was evident by the amount of repairs he would make to his aircraft. Once, Costantine spent all night repairing 143 bullet holes in his aircraft so it could fly the next morning. “The flying crews had most of the danger,” he said. “When we first went over, we were short on airplanes and you only had a crew chief and an assistant crew chief. We had to fly every other day and we had to maintain our airplanes. A lot of times, we’d have to stay overnight and sleep on the airplane when we were away from base.” Costantine also was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal (with oak leaf attachment) among other awards. During his service, Costantine logged nearly 1300 hours of flight time. In 2003, he was made an honorary colonel of the 5th Air Force. Col. Kevin Jackson, commander of the 317th Airlift Group based at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, awarded Costantine and the other veterans the medal during a ceremony at Scott Air Force Base. The ceremony was part of the 317th Airlift Group’s annual reunion. Jackson said the drawdown in troops after World War II was quick and sometimes paperwork for the awards didn’t follow veterans when their service ended. “There are efforts to clean up those shortfalls so we can award the medals these gentlemen so dearly earned,” he said. Jackson, who was also a guest speaker at October’s reunion, called Costantine’s generation a “living heritage” for his unit and it was an honor to present the medals. “(The veterans) think what we’re doing today is amaz-

a comprehensive plan in 1970 with revisions occurring every five years, however, Henning said the current revisions are overdue. Councilman Bruce Fackler said Brandenburg’s zoning laws “need to have teeth to make people want to comply.” Henning said residents and businesses not in compliance are usually given a stop work order when zoning laws are violated. The next repercussion could include a trip to Circuit Court and a possible Class B misdemeanor and a fine ranging from $10 to $500. Fackler concluded the discussion by thanking Henning and the Planning and Zoning Committee for their service. “You all do a great job advising the city,” he said. In other city council news: •The Chamber of Commerce will soon be able to relocate to its new home at 148 Broadway, allowing the police department to take over the vacant office space left behind at City Hall. Mayor David Pace said internal construction at the new location is complete and only cosmetic work, such as painting, is needed. •City employees will receive some extra cash heading into Christmas. Council members unanimously approved 5-0 paying full-time employees a one-time bonus of $250 and part-time employees will receive $125. Councilwoman Patsy Lusk was not in attendance and

did not vote. •Pace and members of City Council are still pushing for a traffic light at the intersection of state Route 228 and By-Pass road but still aren’t getting the desired result. Pace said he was told by the Highways Department that a study would be conducted once road improvements were complete, which he feels is too late. Pace spoke with a Highways Department official in Frankfort and said it would probably be January before there is another meeting. Construction crews will finish improvements leading up to Old Ekron road before stopping work for the winter. •Christmas by the River displays were set up last weekend and the final work should be completed this weekend, Public Works Director T.J. Hughes announced. As an added bonus, WVIH radio will air music for onlookers as they drive through the park. Gene Webster, owner and general manger of WVIH radio, said a station frequency has not yet been determined. WVIH radio is an online radio station and listeners can tune into from their computers by going to •Two of Brandenburg’s boys in blue were recently acknowledged for their achievements. Officer Scotty Singleton will be awarded the Governor’s DUI Enforcement Award on Nov. 28. Officer Ray Whited, the newest addition to Brandenburg’s Police Department, is now

ing and today’s aviators are in awe of what they did,” he said. “Today the technology we have is spellbinding compared to what these gentlemen had to deal with. They come from a different time and a different era. When we mobilized in WWII, there was a unity and closeness in this nation we’ve never known to this day.” He referred to the bond between today’s generation of airmen and Costantine’s generation as “instantaneous brotherhood.” “What’s neat about our organization is if your in the 317th you’re a member for life,” he said. “It doesn’t matter when you wore the patch or how old you are, we’re all brothers-in-arms. I feel honored and privileged to have a veterans organization as strong as what we have.” Costantine enlisted in the Air Force out of Clarksville, W.Va., before spending time at several state-side installations including Bowman Field in Louisville and Fort Benning, Ga. He left the Air Force as a tech sergeant after 44 months of service, but said the bonds formed between him and his comrades will last forever. “We were a close-knit bunch,” he said. “We were just like brothers, and when we received replacements we adopted them, too.” Unfortunately, not all of Costantine’s brothers-inarms made it back to the states. His unit experienced a heavy loss when 40 of 41 servicemen aboard a B-17C were killed when the aircraft crashed at Bakers Creek in Australia. Costantine was supposed to be on that flight. “They woke me up and told me I wouldn’t be going and someone else took my place,” he said. “We still don’t know what happened.” His best friend, Dale Curtis, was on board. Costantine’s youngest son, Jeff, 57, was given the middle name Dale in honor of his father’s friend. Jeff, along with his older brother, Bruce, 59, a Vietnam War veteran, and their mother and Romeo’s wife of 62 years, Alice, 84, were in attendance at the ceremony last month. The annual reunions are a family affair for the Costantines. Romeo Costantine organized reunions in Louisville for the 46th Troop Carrier Squadron until two years ago when the number of members became to low, deciding instead to merged with the 317th TCG’s veterans group.

“It was an honor,” Jeff Costantine said of watching his father receive the medal. “I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Just to see his face and get that recognition, albeit 60 years later, was a special moment. “My dad never really talked a lot about World War II and it wasn’t until these reunions that we got to find out what he did. These guys were fascinating. They must have had a Spartan-like conditioning to do what they did. I still say they are the greatest generation for what they had to do.”

a certified officer after completing 18 weeks of training. Whited, a military veteran, also received an award for Physical Fitness Training and served on the flag detail. Police Chief Jeff Cox said the department is happy to have Whited back. “When one person goes away it’s a major loss for us,” he said. •In other Police Department news, Cox reported 144 calls, 25 arrests and 6,632 miles traveled during the last month. He also reported that efforts to clean up the river-

front have improved and several youths have stepped forward in cleanup efforts. The area being discussed, which is a popular hangout for local high schoolers, is adjacent to Jailhouse Pizza. •City Council motioned to enter closed session to discuss possible acquisition or sale of property. After about 15 minutes in closed session, the regular meeting resumed with no action taken. •Brandenburg’s Citizens on Patrol will begin looking for road signs that need to be

replaced as a city-wide inventory of road signs is conducted. Also, Pace said a letter has been sent to Brandenburg’s postmaster regarding changing Fairway Drive, where the courthouse is located, to Hillcrest Drive. The past administration voted for the road name change in late 2006. •The following business licenses were unanimously approved 5-0: Tina’s Horseshoe Bar and Grill (105 Broadway); and Red Box Automated Retail, LLC (DVD rental at Brandenburg McDonald’s).


Shaun T. Cox, Sports Editor (270) 422-4542


District W L Meade 4 1 Nelson Co. 3 2 Greenwood 3 2 N. Hardin 2 3 C. Hardin 0 4

Overall W L 8 3 5 6 5 6 3 8 5 5

Girls’ Cross Co. Cross Country Final Rankings from KHSAA 3A Meet — Lexington, 11/10 No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Team Prev. Week Assumption 1 Sacred Heart 2 Daviess County 3 Conner 5 duPont Manual 4 Meade County 9 Notre Dame Aca. 6 Central Hardin NR Dixie Heights NR Dunbar 8

Individual Finishes: 11 April Level 24 Shelby Jenkins 40 Kim Dukes 80 Tiffany Brown 127 Marley Stanfield 136 Cynthia Smith 139 Stephanie Dukes

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Waves save best for last

Cross country team’s state performance icing on the cake By Shaun T. Cox Last year was the first time the Lady Waves cross country team made it to the state meet, where the girls finished 16th. They used that experience as motivation and hoped for a possible top 10 bid this year. They finished sixth. “To go from never qualifying for state to last year coming in 16th and this year sixth, that’s a pretty amazing two-year run and everybody is back next year so who knows,” coach Larry Garner said. “It’s great to know that we are the sixth best team in the state. That’s a good feeling to have.” The young Lady Waves, who re-

Level ran third in the middle school championship on Oct. 27, an experience she thinks helped her prepare. “It made me want to go faster and really move it,” she said. “I’ve worked really hard these past few weeks to do that.” Jenkins, a sophomore, finished 24th, almost four seconds ahead of her region time. Jenkins was happy with the team’s finish, but less than thrilled with her own. “I ran a good time but I just didn’t feel like I could push myself hard enough,” she said. “Up the hills, I was just dead.” Garner said all the girls stepped up and the team wouldn’t have finished where it did if anyone had a

turn every runner again next season and six of the top seven for at least two more years, made the trip to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington fresh off a second place region finish led by sophomore Shelby Jenkins’ third-place finish and eighth-grader April Level’s fourth-place finish. This time, Level ran the race of her life (19:19.54) — nearly 30 seconds better than her region time, earning her an 11th-place medal. Level, the youngest in the top 20, credited a fast track and great teammates. “I think I did pretty well because the course felt really good,” she said. “I really liked it. I just have really good teammates that help me by pushing me to go faster. They really encouraged me.”

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Don’t fret UK fans, the sky isn’t falling

Meade County 35, North Hardin 0

Former Greenwave runner Sean Breeds, who transferred to North Hardin a few weeks ago, finished 41st in the boys’ race.

ON DECK November 16 Greenwave football Nelson County 7:30 p.m. November 17 Swim teams @T.K. Stone TBA November 19 Greenwave wrestling Meet the team 7 p.m. 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball finals @C. Hardin TBA

SPORTS BRIEF Tomorrow at Meade County High School, area basketball teams will open play and give fans a chance to meet and greet the players. Elementary teams will start at 10:30 a.m. and each will play a practice game against each other. The middle school seventh and eighth grade teams will scrimmage Gallatin County, beginning at about 3:20 p.m. The Greenwave High School teams will scrimmage Bowling Green, with the freshman team starting at about 5 p.m and the varsity beginning around 7:30. Admission for the full day of events is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Concessions will be available throughout the day and Greenwave Giveaway tickets and Greenwave apparel will also be available. Come out and support present and future Greenwave players. Schedule: P.ville 1 v. Ekron 1 10:30 P.ville 2 v. Ekron 2 11:10 Flaherty 1 v. B-town 11:50 Flaherty 2 v. Mul. 12:30 DTW Gr. v. DTW Pu. 1:10 DTW Bl. v. DTW Na. 1:50 DTW Red v. DTW Na. 2:30 SPMS 7 v. Gall. Co. 3:20 SPMS 8 v. Gall. Co. 4:10 MCHS 9 v. B.G. 5:00 MCHS JV v. B.G. 6:00 MCHS V v. B.G. 7:30

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North Hardin receiver Desmond Goodman is taken down by senior defensive back Jeremiah Mann. Mann also had two interceptions, one he returned for a touchdown, and a pass break up.

Meade nails North — again Greenwave faces much improved Nelson County tonight at home By Shaun T. Cox Tonight, Meade County will play for the District 2 championship for the second straight year against a familiar foe in Nelson County. The No. 9 (AP) Greenwave (8-3, 4-1) has won eight games in a row after losing its first three and one of those wins was a 45-21 thrashing of the Cardinals (5-6, 3-2) on Sept. 21. But since that night in Death Valley, Nelson County has gone 4-2, losing

only to undefeated John Hardin (11-0) by two scores and Bullitt East (5-6). The 21 points Nelson put up against the Meade defense is the most the Greenwave has given up during its winning streak. Coach Larry Mofield said he expects a better performance tonight from the unit that has held its last six opponents to an average of 5.7 points per game. “Our defense has been playing huge and I hope they can play big

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Eighth-grader April Level earned a medal for her 11th place finish. Level bested her own personal best time by 20 seconds.

By The Numbers


Points scored by North in two games against Meade this season

20 to 8

Meade first downs to North

362 to 189

Meade total yards to North

174 to 58

Meade passing yards to North


Interceptions run back for touchdowns by Meade County

Gardner-Webb? Ouch. If you saw that one coming, raise your hand. I didn’t think so. There certainly hasn’t been much to cheer about so far this early basketball season, Good Call emphasis on early. Former No. 20 Kentucky’s loss to GardnerWebb, which is in North Carolina for those of you who don’t know — I sure didn’t, was certainly a stunner. But, good things can come out of embarrassShaun T. ing losses. If he didn’t Cox before, surely new UK coach Billy Gillispie has the team’s attention now. With two whole weeks to practice after getting ousted from the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic at home by a wide margin, surely a new team will take the court Wednesday night when Liberty comes to the formerly friendly confines of Rupp Arena. More bad news came for Big Blue Nation after news of super soph Jodie Meeks’ stress fracture came out Wednesday. Meeks will miss 4-6 weeks and join the list of walking wounded that already has kept sophomore guard Derrick Jasper (knee) and wing Ramon Harris (foot) out of the lineup. Meeks apparently injured himself in the pelvic region during the exhibition against Seattle when falling to the floor at one point. Harris and Meeks were both starting, and Jasper started most of last season. What was a deep corps of guards for Kentucky is now down three key cogs. Junior Jared Carter is still recovering from two shoulder surgeries. Senior Joe Crawford missed several weeks in the preseason because of his knee and has not been playing defense the way Gillispie requires. Sophomore Perry Stevenson and Harris both suffered broken noses during preseason practice. Sophomore Michael Porter also suffered a concussion , so the list goes on and on. It will be up to Crawford, senior Ramel Bradley, and the rest of the crew to get things moving in the right direction. It’s time to see what Parade All-America freshman Alex Legion can do. Legion was billed by some in the UK inner circle as the most accomplished scorer to arrive

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A little R&R goes a long way for Johnson, Knaus DAYTONA BEACH — Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus went through this last season. Johnson, the defending NASCAR Nextel Cup champion, and Knaus, JohnNASCAR know son’s crew chief, all about the stress and pressure that goes into pursuing a Nextel Cup championship. Last week, after having won three races in a row and taken a 30-point lead over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in the Buddy points standings, both Shacklette portant to get knew it was imaway. Johnson went so far as to take a couple of days off. “I’m just trying to keep it simple and not get caught up in things,” he said. “Last week was a good example disappearing and going on vacation for a couple days. Not reading or seeing any highlights on TV — nothing. I was completely out of the loop. I hope I can do that this week. Show up, keep it simple, and get in the race car and go.” Knaus, a tactician of a crew chief, didn’t allow


Jimmie Johnson celebrates last week’s win.

himself to do something so bold as to take some time away from the shop, but he and Johnson did go out and have a little fun just to get away from things. Fun, in this case, was driving shifter cars at the nearby Bondurant School of Driving. “That was for fun,” Knaus said. “We go to Bondurant, Jimmie and I have been there several times driving ’vettes and stuff like that. In the spring I went to Bondurant with the guys and this fall Jimmie was able to go. I think that starting last year, really the last three years, we’ve been

understanding the balance how to give ourselves a break mentally so we don’t get into a stress situation.” Johnson and Knaus, after working together the past five years, know it’s important to keep things in perspective while allowing everyone some time away — whether for themselves or with family. “Over the years we’ve learned that you will burn yourself out,” Johnson said. “Chad has admitted that I have. And within our team we’ve worked to have second backups and third backups and you have to take a weekend off. We remember a shop guy taking a week off and went on vacation with a deal that Lowe’s put together for us when we won the championship last year. When you give the guys a break and let them let go of everything, it really helps.” Maybe it’s that type of thinking that has enabled the two to team up over the last month and put themselves in a position to defend their Nextel Cup championship. While Gordon has scored a series-best 29 top-10 finishes in 35 starts this season, Johnson has gotten hot when it matters most, winning four straight races and a series-best 10 on the season. “I think we all knew it was going to be a great

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Nails From page B1 (tonight) because we’ll sure need it,” he said. “Nelson County is a running football team that knocks you in the mouth. They play hard and we’ll sure have our hands full so I hope our defense shows up ready to play, along with the offense and special teams. This game will be very important for our defensive linemen ... and they’ll have to come ready to play and be physical.” Last week, Nelson County beat No. 1 seed Greenwood (5-6, 3-2) for the second time this season by rolling up 453 yards of total offense. The Cardinals stole the doubleovertime thriller after Greenwood was stopped short on a fake field goal on fourthand-goal from the 3-yard line. Two plays later, Nelson County’s Jordan Keene scored on an 11-yard run. Mofield said the thought a possible chance at redeeming a 28-21 loss at Greenwood earlier in the year was trumped by the fact Meade County would get at least one more home game. “The most important thing is we’re playing, and the second most important thing is we’re playing at home,” he said. “I’d say we would rather play at home than anything so we don’t think a whole lot about that (rematch).” Mofield said his team was able to jump on Nelson County and put the Cardinals on their heels early in the first game. “We were just fortunate to get up 28-0 and anytime you can do that, you feel like you’re fighting the rest of the night,” he said. “We were able to hit a couple of plays on them and they’re a much better football team than 45-21 and we know that. Nelson is a much, much better team now than the team we played earlier in the year. “The hardest thing will be to get our kids to focus mentally because sometimes teenagers have a tendency to listen to people who don’t really know a whole lot about the game and they start believing that they’re 45-21 better and Nelson County will show them really quick that isn’t true if they don’t respect them.” Mofield said he wasn’t sure about whether the current winning streak was the longest in school history. “I don’t know much about stats but I remember records,” he said. “It sure would be nice to be on a nine-game winning streak.” Meade shuts out North for second time this season For what is believed to be the first time in the storied ri-

valry between Meade County and North Hardin, the Greenwave has shut out the Trojans twice, completing the sweetest of season sweeps. In the last decade, the longtime district foes had met twice in a season just twice. In 2001, the Greenwave lost in the regular season only to redeem itself in the playoffs. Last year, the exact same thing happened. This year, Meade won both games by a combined score of 66-0 after Friday’s 35-0 thumping in Death Valley. “I don’t believe we’ve ever beaten North twice in one year and I promise you we’ve never shut them out twice,” assistant coach Glen Wilson said. “This time of the year, in the playoffs, you want to win and play again. It really doesn’t matter who you play and what the score is, the goal is to win and have another week to play and we did that tonight. It makes it a little nicer against North, though.” Meade County was again led by its dominant defense, which was able to force three turnovers. Two weeks ago against Woodford County, the Meade defense was able to pick off five Yellow Jackets’ passes. Friday it had three more, two of which were returned for touchdowns. After a scoreless first quarter, Meade first struck in the second after North was flagged for pass interference on third-and-long, giving Meade new life on the 5-yard line. Senior quarterback J.L. Cannady ran it in on secondand-goal from the 1-yard line. After the ensuing kickoff, senior defensive back Jeremiah Mann intercepted Joe French’s offering and returned it for a touchdown. All of a sudden, Meade County had scored 14 points in less than a minute. “They were driving down the field and they ran it right at us,” Mann said. “We needed a stop and we called a timeout and coach Mattingly told us ‘Let’s stop them right here.’ They threw it up and I just went and got it.” Mann, who’s had three interceptions in the last two games, said he’s playing his best right now at the right time of the year — during the playoffs. On North’s next possession it ran the ball right downfield, forcing a Meade County timeout. Assistant coach Tim Mattingly, the engineer of the defense, let the unit have it for allowing North to gash it for 47 yards on five rushes. “I wasn’t happy,” Mattingly said. “I thought we were sitting back on our heels, they were getting after us, knocking us off the ball and we were missing tackles. I just wanted to get their attention and say ‘Hey guys, if you give them a little life, they’ll

play above what they’re capable of.’ They’ve always been like that and they’re a capable team just because they have athletes. If you give them six points, they’re a whole different team and you’re in for a fight.” Mattingly got their attention because Mann intercepted the very next play at the 25-yard line. A 33-yard pass to senior tight end Nick Stinnett and an 18-yard pass to sophomore running back Tommy Arnold set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Arnold, and Meade was cruising 21-0 after senior kicker Rob Williams tacked on the extra point. North coach Joe Washington said Mann’s interceptions broke his team’s spirit. “We were just trying to feel each other out and we made some mistakes early that cost us,” he said. “Once you get into a game like this and the momentum goes against you, it’s tough to come back.” Meade County received the ball to start the second half and a 15-yard personal foul on North on the return set the Greenwave up with a short field. Cannady hit junior running back Doug Wells for a 36-yard touchdown pass after Wells came back to the ball, made a defender miss and turned on the jets down the strong side. On its next possession, Cannady connected with Stinnett on a 42-yard completion. Stinnett made a sweet basket catch over his left shoulder with two defenders on his back for what might have been the play of the game but Meade wasn’t able to capitalize, turning it over on downs eight plays later. But, senior linebacker Chuck Naser picked French off and returned it 40 yards for a score less than a minute later. Things started getting ugly in the fourth quarter, as North began showing its frustration. Three personal fouls were called and one North player was ejected. In all, seven flags were thrown in the fourth quarter. Meade County essentially chose to run the clock out, with senior running back Antonio Stewart picking up all 46 of his yards in the final frame. Washington said Meade was the favorite to win the district championship tonight. “They’re a good ball club and you can’t take anything away from them,” he said. “I wish the best for them. They have a great season going and I appreciate the opportunity to play against them.” Coaches and players alike were still able to find things to pick apart with the team’s overall performance. For the second straight week, the passing game took longer than expected to get going,

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ABOVE: Junior running back Doug Wells comes back to make a catch and avoids the tackle for a 36-yard touchdown. Wells also had four carries for 13 yards. LEFT: Senior linebacker Chuck Naser returns an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Naser and senior defensive back Jeremiah Mann both returned picks for scores in the game. Naser has had four interceptions in Meade County’s last five games. The Meade County defense forced three turnovers in Friday’s 35-0 thumping of arch rival North Hardin in the first round of the District 2 playoffs. Tonight, Meade will face Nelson County for the chance to win its second straight district title. with Cannady missing on his first six attempts. “I think the kids were just a little excited — it was a big game,” Wilson said. “And we dropped a couple of balls in the first half and if we catch them, the passing game looks good. There were probably two or three balls we should have caught and there were a couple J.L. missed and overthrew. But they came back and got it together.” Cannady said it just took a few adjustments to get things going. “We got to talk a little bit on the sideline and we saw what they were doing to us and we were able to fix a few things,” he said. “We had a couple of drops, but it always helps when you can go to the sidelines and see what they’re doing and how we can counter that.” Cannady credited Mattingly and the defense for putting a strangle hold on

North. “Coach Mattingly does a great job throughout the week preparing the defense and scout tapes,” he said. “That’s huge to score a touchdown when the offense doesn’t even step on the field. That’s awesome that the defense can do that for us.” Mattingly, in turn, deferred credit to the players’ ability to carry out the game plan. “The players make good coaches,” he said. They make everybody look good when they go out and execute and play hard. It was a tremendous team effort. We were physical when we needed to be. North didn’t back down and we knew they wouldn’t. Interceptions were huge — two of them went for touchdowns. When you can get points on defense, that’s icing on the cake.” Scoring: North 0



Meade 0 21 14 0—35 How They Scored: Second Quarter MC—Cannady 1 run (Williams) MC—Mann 20 interception return (Williams) Third Quarter MC—Arnold 3 run (Williams) MC—Wells 36 pass from Cannady (Williams) MC—Naser 38 interception return (Williams) RUSHING—North—Goodman 13-54, Jones 6-43, Berry 11-31, Haynes 1-2, French 4-1. Meade—Arnold 11-63, Furnival 11-49, Stewart 4-48, Leonhardt 4-23, Wells 4-14, Hager 1-4, Mattingly 1-(-1), Carter 1-(-2), Cannady 2-(-10). PASSING—North— French 7-16-58-3. Meade—8-18-166-0; Mattingly 2-2-8-0. RECEIVING—North—Gosa 2-44, Jones 2-6, Sweartz 1-5, Berry 1-4, Goodman 1-(-1). Meade—Stinnett 3-83, Arnold 2-18, Addesa 2-8, Wells 1-36, Barr 1-15, Allen 1-14.


Stuart Pepper boys’ teams cruise to championships in Jeff Settles Memorial Tournament

The seventh grade team consisted of (in no order) Justin Barley, Zach Bogard, Tilden Cross, Andre Dowell, Alex Fackler, Bryce Garris, Andrew Gouvas, Chase Long, Zach Kullman, Kaleb Lancaster, Jared Raymer, Brent Raley, Cody Warman, Conner Williams, Jacob Wilson and Coach Tommy Garretson.


The eighth grade team consisted of (in no order) Nate Bell, Tim Compton, Steven Compton, Chase Garris, Brady Smith, Jacob Springer, Thomas Wilson, Bo Wilson, Wesley Dowell, Cheaney Schwartz, Rocky Smith, Berran Evans and Tylor Pinkard.


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UK From page B1 at UK since Tony Delk. It’s awfully early in his career, but let’s see that statement put to the test. Kentucky has two weeks from tomorrow to get the ship righted before No. 1 North Carolina comes to town. UNC trailed for much of the second half but ended up beating Davidson on Wednesday by just four points. So, it’s not like UK is the only team not playing its best right now. The Cats have upcoming games against the aforementioned Liberty, Texas Southern and Stony Brook, teams it should beat. But after seeing Gardner-Webb go back door on UK time after time, no team on the schedule is a guaranteed win. After UNC, UK travels to Bloomington to face the Hoosiers, currently the No. 8 team in the land. Rounding out the preconference schedule are games with UAB in Louisville, Houston, Tennessee Tech, San Diego, Florida International, and then the showdown with the sixthranked Cardinals. The game with UofL is at Rupp Arena this year and the interesting thing is Gillispie has beaten UofL in Rupp before — last year in the NCAA tournament second round while at Texas A&M. Kentucky was picked by

R&R From page B1 Chase and a competitive Chase,” Johnson said. “You were going to have to win races to be the champion. Including us. None of us expected this. So it’s hard to really understand. I can imagine the frustration (Gordon feels). They’ve been running well and strong. They haven’t had terrible races. We’ve just been on a roll that’s unheard of. We’re going to take full advantage of it and try to do it one more time.” Johnson finds himself 86 points ahead of Gordon heading to the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. He needs only an 18thplace finish or better to win his second championship, while Gordon needs a lot of

conference coaches to finish second in the SEC East behind Tennessee. UK and UT will play in Rupp on Jan. 22, but not before the Cats face Mississippi State and former Meade County High School star Riley Benock on the road. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN on Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. Aside from UT and Arkansas, no other SEC teams are ranked and the league isn’t particularly strong this year. It will take a year or two for Florida to get back up after losing almost its entire roster. •UK signed DeAndre Liggins and Darius Miller on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period. The two had previously committed to Gillispie and both are top 35 prospects in the country. The 6-6 Liggins can play any guard position and UK might use him as a pointforward. Liggins averaged a triple double — 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for George Washington High School in Chicago last year. Miller, from Mason County High School is a 6-5 guard who also is multi-talented. Miller averaged 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four blocks his junior year. UK missed out on forward Chris Singleton, who signed with Florida State after State gave a scholarship to his best friend and high school teammate. •It looks as though Benock

Andrea Renee Wyatt, M.S.S., C.S.C.S. Q: My workout partner has us doing total body strength training every session. We work out five days a week for about an hour, each splitting the time between cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Since we began this program I have seen some results, but I have not stopped being sore. Is this normal, or should we change our workouts? A: Designing a workout that will show results while keeping you safe in the long run can be challenging. The first point to remember is that "more is not always better." The desire to see results can motivate us to try to do as much exercise as possible in hopes that we can reach our goals more quickly. Remaining sore after each workout is a sign that your workout needs more recovery time and modification. It is great that you and your workout partner have made the time to exercise five days a week. I would encourage you to continue to make that time available; however, I would suggest using it in a different manner. Your body needs time to recover so that it will be ready for the following day's workout. Staying sore day after day could limit your body's ability to work as effectively and efficiently as it could during the next workout -- and actually keep you from reaching your goals over time. Try completing your strength-training workout three days a week, along with cardiovascular exercise

for 30 minutes within that hour. Be sure to design your strength-training workouts appropriately, so the weight is not too heavy. Remember that you should be able to lift the weight you choose with proper technique. Having to lose your technique would suggest the weight is too heavy. On the other two days of the week that you work out, I would recommend using cardiovascular and flexibility training. Try cross-training, where you use more than one form of cardiovascular training, such as walking/ jogging, cycling, rollerblading, etc. Also consider interval training, which involves alternating between easier to harder intensities throughout your cardiovascular workout. Use caution not to raise your heart rate so high that you do not see a considerable amount of recovery one minute after the exercise is complete. Alternating your strength and cardiovascular workout days should help your body recover from soreness and help you continue to see results. Always consult a physician before beginning an exercise program. Andrea Renee Wyatt, M.S.S., C.S.C.S., is a certified personal trainer with an extensive background in strength and conditioning as well as therapeutic recreation. If you have a fitness or training question, write Andrea in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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will not red-shirt this season and will see plenty of time on the court. In the Bulldogs’ home opener, Benock was 1-for-3 behind the arc in scoring three points in 11 minutes of action. In two exhibition games, Benock scored 11 points, including a nine-point, four rebound performance against Oklahoma City. In the Bulldogs’ intrasquad scrimmage, Benock scored 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the perimeter. He also had three boards and four assists.

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luck and some misfortune on Johnson’s part to even have a chance at a fifth Cup title. “The lead that we have, it’s a nice, comfortable position to be in,” said Johnson, who is going for an unprecedented fifth straight win. “But we’ve got to go down there and run 400 miles. That’s bottom line, if we don’t run the full distance of the race we’re in trouble. It takes some pressure off, it certainly does. But we’re going to go down there and try to keep it simple like we’ve done at this point. Go out there, run our race, do our thing. I just heard a stat outside where no one’s won five in a row. Let’s try to get that. I don’t want to act like it’s our championship yet. We have a nice margin in the points right now. But 400 miles, that’s my goal. I have to run 400 more miles, and we’ll get nuts after that.”

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Dear friend, Many of us have struggled with drugs. Let me tell you my story. When I was seven, something happened to my family that changed my life forever. Back then my dad was the owner of a small fire protection business but he developed a painful shoulder condition known as “frozen shoulder syndrome.” In his case it came on suddenly. The pain in his shoulder was so intense that he couldn’t raise his shoulder, lift his arm, and sometimes he couldn’t even button his shirt. He was afraid that he might lose his business if the disability continued. After three years of treatment he considered surgery (that was the only option, according to the surgeon). He decided against it. But there’s more.

more people than the illegal ones. Years ago chiropractic saved my dad from having shoulder surgery, and now I do my best to help others with the same problem, as well as people with headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, carpel tunnel, arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few. Oh, a little bit about the photo. Emily, who is the taller of our two children, has been under

Rogers) “I have been treated by many chiropractors and Dr. Stock has given me the best results so far” –(Cheryl Oliver) Forty-five million Americans no longer have health insurance, and those who do have found that their benefits are reduced. That’s where chiropractic comes in. Many people find that they actually save money on their health care expenses by seeing a chiropractor. Another way to save… studies show that chiropractic can double your immune capacity, naturally and without drugs. The immune

Great care at a great fee… Please, I hope to that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I am offering a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications… I’m a graduate of Palmer College and have specialty training in physical rehabilitation, whiplash trauma, and foot disorders. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to pro athletes that you may know. I have been hired by local industries when their employees needed help. After practicing in New Albany for a couple of years, I moved my practice to Corydon. I just have that low fee to help more people who need care.

A friend of his convinced him to give his chiropractor a try. The chiropractor did an exam, took some films, and then “adjusted” his spine. “The adjustment didn’t hurt it, it actually felt good.” He got relief. And he could use his shoulder again. It worked so well for him that I went to chiropractic school myself. Part of what he tired to do to get relief was three years of drugs. Pain Medications. At the time, and still today, we spend billions of dollars to try to stop the illegal flow of drugs, yet we do little to get the “cause” of the problem. Why is there such a craving for the quick fix of drugs in this country? To this day my dad still has no problem with his shoulder, without any drugs. But I have the same kind of battle every day. Let’s face it, as a society we are “hooked” on drugs, both the illegal and legal ones. Most people don’t know that it’s the legal ones that kill many times

patient exam for $25 (for a limited time only). That’s with xray (if needed), orthopedic and neurological testing…the whole ball of wax. This exam could cost you $220 elsewhere. And, further care is very affordable and you’ll be happy to know that I have affordable family plans. You see I’m not trying to seduce you to come see me with this low start up fee, then to only make it up with very high fees after that. Further care is very important to consider when making your choice of a doctor. High costs can add up very quickly.

chiropractic care since she was one week old. Occasionally, she would have a fever. After I started to adjust her, the fever would start to subside. Now she knows to get checked when she first starts to feel ill. To this day she remains very health. That seems like a small thing, but it makes a difference to us. Devin was also checked within days after birth. So far he is doing great. Here’s what some of my patients had to say: “I have had shoulder pain for over 5 years. For the first time I can go and play basketball with my kids without pain” –(John

system fights colds, flues, and other sicknesses. So you may not be running off to the doctor as much. This is especially important if you are self-employed. And, an entire week of care in my office may cost what you would pay for one visit elsewhere. You Benefit from an Amazing Offer- Look, it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to correct your health. You are going to write a check to someone for your health care expenses, you may as well write one for a lesser amount for chiropractic. When you bring in this article you will receive my entire new

My assistants are Jenifer and Patty and they are really great. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is called CORYDON CHIROPRACTIC, REHABILATION & WELLNESS CENTER and it is at 2129 Edsel Lane (We are two doors down from subway). Our phone number is 812-738-8020. Call Jenifer or me today for an appointment. We can help you. Thank you. -Dr. Chris Stock


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Residents speak up — ‘Please dispose of your animal carcasses properly’ By Shaun T. Cox sports@thenewsstandard. com Some Meade County residents have been upset recently over the illegal dumping of dead deer carcasses along county roads in plain view of residents. According to wildlife conservation officer Bob Marango and David Yancy, a wildlife biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, it is a punishable offense because it’s considered criminal littering. “This type of dumping takes place all over the county and is illegal,” Marango said. “KRS 512.070 is the statute governing criminal littering and we prosecute when we have a witness or license number to follow up.” Yancy said if a person witnesses dumping, there are options they can pursue. “That’s illegal dumping and littering, which is prosecutable under anti-littering laws,” he said. “What I would recommend is not to confront the person. Get a license plate number from the vehicle. Note the date and time and maybe a description of the vehicle. You can call local law enforcement or call our toll-free number — 1-800-25-alert — that is staffed 24-7.” Yancy said the more information you can get, the better. “We’ll need to know the location, road name and whatever you can give to pin it down as good as possible,” he said. “The distance to the nearest road and so forth, what county, what part of the county is all crucial. The license plate number is great if you can get it. The caller also is probably going to need to sign a complaint if they’re the only one witnessing it.” Yancy said it’s hard to do anything without a license plate number. “That really ties who it was to it,” he said. “If they go to the owner and they say ‘Well it wasn’t me,’ well, it’s

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Deer carcasses, like the ones above, are being disposed of along Meade County roadways in plain view of residents who are fed up with hunters not properly disposing of waste. their vehicle. If they loaned it to somebody, they’ll probably roll over on them and give them up.” Yancy said he’s seen and heard reports of dead deer carcasses littering roadways from Pikeville to Paducah. “It’s a problem and I would imagine that it probably happens in every county in Kentucky,” he said. “I’ve seen it several places myself. I probably get a few complaints a year and I know there are much more than that, but that’s just what makes it to me. “What they are dropping are heads and hides. They usually cut the meat off themselves and dump the boned-out carcass. There isn’t anything about that that you can tie to someone, unless they took it on a special area hunt like at Fort Knox and maybe left a carcass tag tied to it, but that’s very rare.” Yancy said residents shouldn’t be afraid of any type of disease spreading from the carcasses. “We don’t have any big deer disease problems,” he said. “In states like Michigan, where they have tuber-

culosis in part of their deer herd, it can be a problem. It is also in part of Minnesota. Chronic wasting disease affects deer herds in about 13 states and two Canadian territories as well, but we don’t have it so far in Kentucky. “In theory, that’s one way to spread the disease because it’s in the central nervous system and if people are throwing the heads of carcasses out, that’s one way to spread it. But a Kentuckian can go to those states to hunt, the only thing they’re allowed to bring back is processed meat or a totally cleaned skull. They cannot bring in an intact deer or elk carcass to prevent the disease from coming here. But as far common diseases, there isn’t anything people can catch. It’s really just an unsightly mess and it’s unpleasant to look at. Scavengers do clean them up pretty quickly.” Yancy said the ones who really pay the price for illegal dumping are the hunters who do choose to dispose of carcasses properly. “It’s indirect, but nonetheless it’s corrosive,” he said about the damage to hunt-

ers’ reputations. “It erodes the way the non-hunting public looks at hunters. When someone encounters something like that thrown off the road-side, they might tend to paint all hunters with that brush.”

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COAT AND TOY DRIVE for Children, accepting toys, coats, shoes (washable) and non perishable food items in many drop off locations in the area., received by December 8. Drop off at 455 Bypass Road, Suite C in Brandenburg. Chihuahua Rescue, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Anyone living on Old State Rd, south of 144 wanting Broadband. Call 422-2121 and have your name added to list of interested parties

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• Applications for Christmas assistance will be taken during October at Meade County Community Action – By appointment only, call 422-2545 for more information. • Vine Grove Community Center, 300 West Main Street will have a free bluegrass and old-time music jam, every Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. come play or listen. Open to public, no amplifiers or alcohol allowed. For more information call 877-2422 • The City of Vine Grove and Wilson & Muir Bank and Trust is again sponsoring the Dickens of a Christmas Festival in Vine Grove on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. We are looking for vendors to sell arts and crafts and gift items. If you are interested, please call Donna Broadway at 270-877-2422. You can also download forms at www. • Meade County Extension Office will be closed Thanksgiving Day through Nov. 26. • Vipers Girls Soccer Team is recruiting for the spring ‘08 season. Must be 11 years of age by Aug. 1, 2006. Sign-ups will be Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. and Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m., at Vine Grove Optimist Park. • Vine Grove Vipers U10 Boys Select Soccer tryouts Nov, 15 at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. and Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. Tryouts will be held at Vine Grove Optimist Park. It would be to the players’ benefit to attend all three tryout sessions, but only two are required. Players may turn 10 years of age after Aug. 1, 2007 to be eligible. • Meet and hear Robert A Prather speak at the statewide unveiling of his fascinating new book, “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver.” It connects the legendary silver mines of Jonathan Swift with Long John Silver of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island. This unveiling will be held Nov. 19, at the Hardin County History Museum located at 201 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, Ky. Book sale proceeds will go toward the museum. • The News Standard will be closed Thanksgiving Day, we will have normal business hours Nov. 23. Saturday, November 17 • The Meade County Memorial VFW Ladies Auxiliary 11404 at 1 p.m. will be hosting a Thanksgiving Appreciation Dinner. A special invitation is extended to military personnel who have served in conflict areas overseas; their families and families of those currently serving. Call 270-422-3484 or 270497-4813 Targeted population is Meade County Residents. • Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Meade County Clothes Closet will hold a brown bag day Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. till noon. Bring a brown bag and fill up for $1. • Third Annual Christmas Pageant begins at 9 a.m. at Brandenburg Primary School. Sunday, November 18 • Wolf Creek Baptist Church; come join us for our community Thanksgiving Service. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., Worship Service is at 11 a.m., and a potluck Thanksgiving meal follows. For more information call 422-2584 or 497-4162. • The Meade County Ministerial Association community Thanksgiving service is at 2:30 p.m. at the Meade County High School. Pastor Ralph Johnson, Brandenburg Church of the Nazarene, will bring the message. Everyone is invited. Tuesday, November 20 • Getting started with breastfeeding? Free lactation consultation from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Harrison Room. To register call 812-738-7830, ext. 132. • Meade County Association of Retarded Citizens meets at 7:30 p.m. at the MARC Workshop. For more information please call 4225335 or 863-2576. • Breckinridge and Meade Counties Diabetes Coalition meeting at 6 p.m. at the Meade County Health Center, 520 Fairway Drive, Brandenburg. For more information, call Melissa Conder, (800) 280-1601, Ext 1035 • Story time at 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library. Call 422-2094 for more info.

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Students promote acts of kindness, aid children in Africa education — started the fundraiser on Monday. ARK is a program established by the Acts of Random Kindness Foundation that helps people practice acts of goodwill and inspire kindness in others. Slinger said it’s the first time SPMS has taken part in ARK week. During a similar event, David T. Wilson Elementary raised money for a filtration system by selling drinks, and STLP students at the middle school wanted to try that approach as well. Slinger said interest in the fundraising idea also stemmed from a popular film. “A lot of students had seen the movie ‘Evan Almighty’ and heard the quote about building an ark and making a difference, one person at a time,” she said. “That really

helped them come up with the idea.” The students held presentations for various organizations and took part in the school district’s STLP Technology Showcase on Nov. 8 to inform the public about their project. “Eight kids die every second because they don’t have clean drinking water,” said seventh grader Alex Aikin, 13. The entire project took the students nearly two months to complete. They learned how to use a variety of technology to make brochures and PowerPoint presentations to promote the project. “This whole project has really been about character education … and that’s what really interested (Principal Kellianne Wilson),” she said. “We hope this project serves as a guide

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By Betsy Simon Students at Stuart Pepper Middle School hope to improve the lives of people halfway across the world by participating in Acts of Random of Kindness Week (ARK). Through fundraising, students are earning money to build a water filtration system for schoolchildren in Africa. “We want to raise $1,000 to send over to Africa,” said Jane Slinger, SPMS’s computer teacher and ARK advisor. “If we don’t raise all of the money this week, we’ll keep selling bottled water until we do.” Participants in the school’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) — a statewide program encouraging students to incorporate technology into their

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Seventh grader Alex Aikin, 13, passes out brochures detailing information about the Acts of Random Kindness project. Students are raising money to install a water filtration system for children in Africa.

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The local Fraternal Order of Police sponsored a dance for local youth at the Meade County Fairgrounds. The dance has been sponsored annually by the FOP for the last seven years. Two dances are held every year, providing area youth with a few fun nights out. More than 100 kids attended the dance, which was held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Best From page B1 poor performance, as Notre Dame Academy finished just seven points back in seventh place. “Once again they came to a major competition and they stepped up,” he said. “We knew top 10 was our definite goal and we wanted to see how high we could get in there. April Level really came out and ran magnificent. Kim Dukes ran a 40 second (personal record) and every girl was within a few seconds if they didn’t hit their best time.” Garner said he was concerned about leadership being an issue coming into this season with everyone being so young. But after the way the girls showed no sign of nerves these last two weeks, he said it must be leadership by committee. “We lost Andrea Thomas from last year’s team and she didn’t run on the regional or state teams, but she was the leader of the team,” he said. “I was always worried coming into this season how they’d react not having her around. But whoever the leaders were on this team — sometimes I don’t see it — they did their job and the girls were ready to go. Everybody has their role on the team and they handled it.” Garner said it was the midway point where the girls showed him they were going to be a force. “They all ran well and the way they reacted in the middle of the race was great,” he said. “Stephanie (Dukes) and Cynthia (Smith) really picked it up and that helped out Marley (Stanfield). It really motivated her to push herself there toward the end and that’s what a good team does. I was very proud of that. Shelby didn’t feel very good today but she fought to the death and held on. That’s what makes me so proud. They came to a big race, they were smart and they were tough — that’s what I like.” Kim Dukes, a sophomore, finished 40th (20:07.45) and freshman Tiffany Brown flew down the stretch passing several runners to take 80th (20:43.11). Stanfield, an eighth-grader, finished 127th (21:23.61), Smith, a sophomore, finished 136th (21:31.03) and junior Stephanie Dukes finished 139th (21:35.70). There were 205 competitors representing 48 schools in the 3A race. Garner said he was impressed with how all the state’s girls ran. “They ran fast,” he said. “If you had shown me the times we ran today, I’d have thought we came in fourth or fifth. But they ran extremely fast as an entire state. We saw the times from 1A and 2A coming in and they were rolling, so we knew there would be some fast times here today and

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Seniors Morgan Filburn, Lydia Curran, Megan McGehee, Melinda Hurt and Brittini Schmidt, flanked by coach Amber English, open special gifts during Tuesday’s banquet. Each girl gave a speech on what it meant to them to be a Lady Wave. Excerpts from a speech given by Brittini Schmidt

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Eighth-grader April Level was Meade County’s top finisher at last week’s state cross country meet in Lexington. Level finished 11th, Shelby Jenkins 24th, Kim Dukes 40th, Tiffany Brown 80th, Marley Stanfield 127th, Cynthia Smith 136th and Stephanie Dukes 139th.

our girls put up great ones, too.” Garner said there was only one thing missing — some Greenwave runners. “I hated we didn’t have any guys here,” he said. “Being coach of both programs, you want to see them both succeed. But to see these girls come together… . They’re all good friends, we had a great week of practice, we got to go out to eat last night at Jailhouse Pizza and they were just laughing and having fun. “What makes it fun for me is to have such a close team and have success. It gets my heart pumping and makes me feel so alive to be out here with them watching them run. It’s a great way to end the season and great motivation looking to next year.” Jenkins said the team is excited about climbing the ladder to even greater heights. “It’s a big step and everybody is really excited because we’ll have everybody back,” she said. “Hopefully, we’ll have a top five finish next year.” Garner agreed the bar has been set even higher. “We want a region title and definitely a top five finish in the state,” he said. “How high within that top five is hard to say. A few of those teams have two and three seniors that will graduate, so maybe top three could be possible.”

•High school has gone by slow for some but in my case, it’s flown by. I have had some great memories, especially in volleyball, probably because my life revolved around the sport. If there was anything that I wanted to do, I had to make sure it wouldn’t interfere with volleyball. I love this game and even during the offseason I would find a way to play it, whether it be in my own backyard, taking lessons, or on the road with my club volleyball team. Now that it has finally ended and it’s time to focus on college, I don’t know what I’m going to do without it. I’m so used to there being a new season to look forward to, and if

the team didn’t do well, say ‘Well, there’s always next season!’ But we all know that good things usually never last. It seemed as though “next season” turned into halfway through the season, which turned into only five games left, which led to ‘Oh my gosh, District Tournament is next week!’ That’s why it was very important to us seniors to leave it all on the court ... show what you’ve got while you can. Especially in my case ... I felt like that this the whole season because I never knew when my back was going to act up again. Some games I decided to just play through the pain because I knew it was my last year and I was always afraid that it would be my last game. I just wanted to get that one good hit

in before I sat the bench. I did end up sitting out half of the season with a badly inflamed back, but I’m just glad I still got to spend time with my teammates in the meantime. I couldn’t ask for a better team to play with, or sit the bench watching. I’m so thankful that I got to know every one of you and it’s going to be so different not seeing you at school next year. Lydia, Morgan, Megan and Melinda, you are all very special to me and I hope you never forget the memories we’ve had and hopefully will have. •I would like to end my speech with a quote by Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, ‘How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.’

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Varsity Team MVP —Morgan Filburn Academic Award — Lydia Curran Coach’s Award — Claire Cannady Most Kills (129) — Megan McGehee Most Dig (169) — Melinda Hurt Most Blocks (45) — Megan McGehee Serving Percentage (97) — Lydia Curran Most Aces (58) —Tiffany Filburn Most Assists (243) —Maris Harreld

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31W - Dixie Highway


MONDAY-THURSDAY 7:30-7:00 FRIDAY 7:30-5:30 SATURDAY 8:00-4:00

Swope Mitsubishi Hyundai World Burger King




‘08 Hyundai

Call today for appointment and ask for details. ASE Certified Master Technicians with over 25 years experience on most makes and models.


208/ Plus tax,MO title,

license and fees. 07 SUBARU FORESTER


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Make $

Model $


315/MO 185/$17,969 MO Forester

07 Subaru 04 Mitsubishi 07 Dodge 07 Hyundai 06 Ford 07 Chevy 04 VW 07 Ford 06 Hyundai 06 Hyundai 06 Pontiac 07 Dodge 07 Dodge 06 Kia

Endeavor Caravan Azera Limited Explorer 4x4 HHR Jetta Focus Accent Elantra G6 Dakota Quad Charger Sedora LX

$12,525 $16,985 $22,790 $18,995 $13,995 $12,995 $11,995 $10,995 $9,997 $13,639 $16,875 $17,887 $14,988





Lease Special $199 month for 30 months 4 door Sedan GLS Automatic Transmission

‘07 Hyundai

$1,999 due at signing All prices net of rebates and dealer discounts

Azera Up to

Off Retail

All prices net of rebates and dealer discounts

‘07 Hyundai

Entourage Up to $4,000 Off Retail


‘07 Hyundai

Santa Fe Up to $3,000 Off Retail


For Our Valued Customers: • Service Loaner •Shuttle Service • Wireless Internet • Free Refreshments • Friendly Courteous Service

253 South Dixie in Radcliff

HYUNDAI WORLD • 270-351-2181

*All offers W.A.C. Plus tax, title, license and fees. Pictures for illustration only. **Financing through HMFC.

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