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Payneville residents won’t have to worry about having unwanted chickens in their community. The prospect of building a structure to house more than 90,000 chickens was stopped on Nov. 16, but experts say chicken houses aren’t dangerous contrary to public information being spread around Meade County. “This is a victory for the citizens and it shows what can happen when people come together and speak out for their community and its well-being,” said Aloma Dew, a Midwest representative for the Sierra Club, the largest environmental group in the country, who helped organize the community’s efforts in preventing the chicken farm from springing up in Payneville. “We’re absolutely delighted by the outcome and hope this shows the need for public input when something like this is being built. This is a relief to the residents and the school district.” The plan to put three Tyson Foods, Inc. chicken houses on Rhodelia Road was halted after community members and school officials discovered the coops were being built close to Payneville Elementary School. Along with fearing a decrease in property values, the group cited the school’s proximity to the chicken houses as a danger to kids. “We’ve said all along that what we were most concerned about were the children,” Dew said. “This group did everything right to stop it.” Joseph Greenwell, who was building the chicken coops on his family farm, was advised not to speak with the media but experts say chicken farms are common, not harmful. The United States is the world’s largest producer and exporter of poultry meat, according to the country’s Poultry and Egg Asso-

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ciation. The U.S. also is a major egg producer. The United States Department of Agriculture says poultry and egg production is expected to expand in the coming years in order to meet higher domestic and foreign demands. David Whittington, complex manager of the Tyson branch in Corydon, Ind. that was working with Greenwell, was contacted but did not return calls. The Greenwell farm isn’t the first place where the Sierra Club and a Tyson Foods plant have butted heads, though. In 2002, the Sierra Club and three western Kentucky residents filed a lawsuit against Tyson, claiming the company’s factories were producing dangerous levels of ammonia. The suit was settled in 2005 when Tyson agreed to spend $500,000 to lower ammonia levels. When farmers abide by state laws, though, University of Kentucky’s Poultry Specialist Tony Pescatore said chicken farms don’t threaten public health. “Since 1998, there have been a lot of state regulations for farmers to follow in order to keep people and the environment safe and there haven’t been a lot of problems or complaints,” he said. “The Water Quality Authority put a lot of thought and discussion into these regulations.” According to Pescatore, chicken houses have to be at least 1,500 feet away from schools, churches, incorporated city limits and public parks and also be 500 feet away from people’s homes. In addition, there are laws regarding a chicken coup’s distance from roadways, property lines, water wells and other features. However, Kentucky’s Natural Resource and Environment Protection Cabinet doesn’t take action against odor issues unless it receives legitimate complaints. “Pretty much, as long as all of the state laws are followed, chicken houses and farms are safe for the public,” Pescatore said.

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Meade County clinched its second-straight division championship last week with a 13-7 win over Nelson County at home, extending the Greenwave’s win streak to nine games. Junior fullback Alex Furnival led Meade County’s offensive attack with 136 of the team’s 208 rushing yards and a touchdown. Meade County will face off against Louisville Male (10-2) on the road tonight in the third round of the state tournament. ABOVE: Sophomore lineman Tyler Crow congratulates Meade County head coach Larry Mofield with a celebratory water cooler bath in near-freezing temperature.

Lapland Road decision likely to be appealed By Laura Saylor Fiscal Court voted unanimously to keep Lapland Road open during a special public hearing, and a local petitioner is prepared to appeal the decision. A Fiscal Court meeting held Nov. 8 at the courthouse gave community members the opportunity to voice their opinions about the possible closure of Lap-

land Road in Battletown. The meeting was held after a petition asking for a portion of the county road to be closed was presented to Fiscal Court by Rick Stansbury, Doug Merkel, of Kimball International, Danny Cole and Paul Whitmore, according to Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft. The courtroom was dominantly filled with community members opposed to the road closing, and their

frequent applause and a few heated remarks forced Craycroft to repeatedly quiet the crowd. After receiving the petition, Fiscal Court abided by KRS 178.070, which mandates the court advertise the public hearing in the media, post notices along the road and have two un-biased individuals and the road engineer conduct reports based on their observations of the condition of the road.

“There’s a dangerous hill, an old couch on the side of the road along with trash and tires scattered alongside. It’s a narrow road, frequently used illegally by persons driving ATVs … a haven for cultivation of illegal drugs,” Craycroft read from a report made by Mickey Chism. Patrick Barr was the second neutral person to observe the road, along with road superintendent Mark Popham.


Barr and Popham wrote similar reports detailing dangerous turns, steep drop offs, and illegal dumping along Lapland Road. Barr stated the road is a great safety liability to the county and Popham called the steep hill on the road a “high risk.” Chism and Barr recommended closure of the road in their reports. Dale Funk, a Battletown resident who was first to speak during the public

hearing, said having Chism as one of the neutral individuals to observe the road was a conflict of interests because his daughter worked for attorney Darren Sipes — the petitioners’ lawyer — for several years. “I think we could have found somebody else that didn’t have a connection to Darren Sipes,” Funk said. Some discrepancy

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Gibson offers advice, assistance to Muldraugh By Laura Saylor MULDRAUGH — Senator Caroll Gibson offered advice and assistance to Muldraugh city council members, and hopes to locate funds for the city’s sewer lines and police department. During the regularly scheduled city council meeting Nov. 12, council members described some of the city’s major needs to Gibson, with the hopes of receiving money that will allow them to initiate projects that have sat idle due to lack of funds. The repair of Muldraugh’s sewer lines, the dwindling state of the police department, and the need for a community storm shelter were Mayor Danny Tate’s

top concerns, he told Gibson. “Any monies that you can find available for sewer rehab we direly need,” Tate said. “For water, sewer and storm water.” Gibson appeared surprised when Tate said the rough estimate he received to repair the city’s entire sewer problem was $2.3 million. He sounded positive, however, that money has been set aside in the Lincoln Trail area’s budget to assist cities with the greatest demand, and that Muldraugh may be able to receive some relief. Tate has been struggling to keep the police department fully staffed over the last several months. A small budget is hindering him from paying high enough salaries to keep officers.

“I’m down to two fulltime and one part-time officer,” Tate said. “It’s hard to keep someone that’ll work for $9 or $10 an hour ... the grass looks greener on the other side and they jump. I can’t blame them. I can’t blame anybody for bettering themselves.” Gibson said that monies to assist the city’s police department are available through the Department of Homeland Security, council members just have to be aware of what grants are available. “We don’t know exactly what routes to go to ask … or what funds are out there,” Gibson said. “It’s not just this city, it’s all over.” The city should be eligible to receive cruisers, radios, body armor and

other supplies through federal grants. Maintaining personnel, however, is an issue that has to be handled internally, he said. Tate’s request for a storm shelter is a concern Gibson is familiar with. “That request has come in quite a bit in this area,” he said. Tate said of the approximate 1200 residents in Muldraugh, only 10 percent have basements. During severe weather, many families don’t have a secure place to seek shelter. Funding for a first response vehicle was also asked for by the council. The city’s recently purchased $236,000 fire engine is currently used as a first respond unit to accidents, but a smaller vehicle is needed to reduce the wear

and tear on the fire truck. Gibson said he would work diligently to find funding for the city’s projects. He encouraged council members to attend meetings in Frankfort to witness the progress of funding for Muldraugh. “We’ll work hard for you,” he said.

In other city council news: • During the public session of Monday’s meeting, Muldraugh resident Priscilla Warren commended the city’s workers, especially public works director Anthony Lee, for their hard work and commitment to helping the city’s residents. Councilman Ron Heschke acknowledged Warren’s comments, and agreed that the city is staffed with hard-

working individuals whose work often goes unrecognized. • The council voted unanimously to grant a business license to David Kerr, of New Albany, Ind. His business, Commercial Door Products and Accessories, will be located at 802 South Dixie Highway. • Council unanimously voted to scrap an old police car with engine problems after no bids were made on it. Tate hopes to receive no less than $200 for parts. • Lee said all of the city’s new residential water meters are in place. He hopes to have the commercial water meters installed by December, with the new system online and operational by the beginning of the year, barring any problems or setbacks.

Fifty-year-old fire truck given new life, purpose By Laura Saylor The old 1957 Ford 7500 fire truck doesn’t look like much now, but it was a real piece of work in its heyday. The bright red paint and goldleaf pinstripe are faded and patches of rust spot the fenders, but with a few new parts and some elbow grease, one local firefighter hopes to refurbish the fire engine to its most memorable days. Mike Curl, Meade County Fire Protection District assistant chief, has been under the hood of the truck for two months. It runs well already, and the unique three-piston pump is operational. “Mechanically, it’s very road worthy,” Curl said. “And the pump is in good shape. Most of the work left to do is cosmetic.” Curl took on this project after locating the truck — the county’s first fire engine

Appeal From page A1 occurred over what exact portion of the road was in question. Craycroft said the petition stated from the “southeast start of the Kimball property line west to the bridge that crosses Wolf Creek” was the portion of Lapland Road the petitioners want closed. “Only a few people, relatively, use the road,” Sipes said. “The public as a whole does not use it.” He said the road needs to be convenient for the entire county and serve the public good according to case law in Kentucky. He said his clients want to close a portion of the road because of the danger issues, littering and illegal marijuana growing that occur along the road. “We’re going to be closing every road in Meade County if we’re worried about a little dope growing,” Funk said. “It’s everywhere.” Funk asked Craycroft how many accidents have happened on Lapland Road over the last five years, to which Craycroft replied, “I don’t recall any.” Nearly a dozen other community members, most from Battletown, spoke at the podium, declaring why the road should be kept open. If a portion of Lapland Road is closed, drivers will have to take a different route that could add four or five miles to their trip.

— in a barn owned by Tim LaTondress. Curl has been searching for parts since having the engine hauled to his home. “I’ve had a heck of time finding what I need for it,” Curl said. He’s scavenged local junk yards and has done research on the Internet, with the help of his wife, Stephanie, to locate rare parts. The 24-foot-long truck was purchased brand new by Fiscal Court in 1957. Then-fire chief Roy Smith maintained the engine, which mysteriously developed the nickname “Miss Lucy.” With only one fire district existing in the county at the time, Miss Lucy made runs from county line to county line, aiding citizens in all corners of Meade County. During the 1974 tornado, the truck endured damage when the fire hall roof collapsed, Curl said. The fire truck was given

to the Ekron fire department in 1976, where it was used until 1992. The truck was retired with 24,000 miles on it and was placed in care of LaTondress — the longest serving member of the Ekron fire department.

The road holds historic and scenic value to local residents, and marijuana growing and trash can be found along several other roads in the county, public speakers said. Several citizens said the road isn’t officially being closed, it’s simply becoming a private drive for landowners with property along it. They went on to say that it’s unfair for the county to have spent money on building the road, and installing a new bridge in 1984, only to have the road closed and serve only a handful of people. “There’s two-and-a-half miles of road you’re wanting to close,” said Denny Humphrey, a Battletown resident. “The cheapest gravel road you can build is $25 a foot … that’s $330,000. With the $250,000 bridge, that’s $580,000 worth of road you’re wanting to turn into a private road for three individuals.” Gary Stansbury spoke on behalf of his brother, Rick Stansbury. Though Rick Stansbury doesn’t presently live in the county, he owns property along Lapland Road. Gary Stansbury said there may not have been any reported accidents on Lapland Road recently, but he witnessed two last summer. One included two 14-yearold girls who overturned the golf cart they were driving in next to an 80-foot drop off. The second incident happened when a family’s car slid into a barricade

made by loggers that use the road. Stansbury said if the car hadn’t hit the barricade, the family would have also fallen over the cliff. “The county is very lucky they’re not sued right now,” he said. Stansbury encouraged Fiscal Court to make a decision that was in the best interest of the county — not a decision that would appease the group of people opposing the closure that attended the hearing. “The convenience to people that use the road means a lot,” said Magistrate Tony Staples. “There’s no way I can vote to close the road. With the money we spent on it and the bridge there, we have to leave the road open, as far as I’m concerned.” Other magistrates made similar comments, saying the road still serves a purpose for drivers in Battletown. “I fully understand both sides of the picture,” Craycroft said. “It is an old historic road, it is still being used by people in that area. It’s very obvious they do not want it closed, and I would confer with them.” Stansbury said he was surprised by Fiscal Court’s votes. He said previous discussions with magistrates led him to believe that some were in favor of closing the section of the road. If the appeal is made, the case will move to circuit court, though that is as far as the hearing can go, Matney said.


Meade County assistant fire chief Mike Curl and his son, Hubert, tinker with the water pump as they refurbish the county’s first fire truck.

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“I wanted to have it fixed up and presentable at the 50th anniversary of the fire district,” LaTondress said. The Meade County Fire Protection District honored its 50 years of service during a special celebration Sept.

16. Though LaTondress was unable to have his wish come true of renewing the truck by then, Curl discovered that LaTondress had the county’s fire engine, and he took on the project of restoring it himself. “I’m glad he’s doing it,” LaTondress said. “It doesn’t belong to any one person. It’s the county’s and I know that Mike (Curl) understands that.” Curl has received helpful donations by local businesses and individuals sponsoring the refurbishment project. Smith Auto Supply, Auto Value, Auto Zone, Powers Paper Company, Allen’s S & T Hardware, Meade County Bank and several other individuals are offering parts and money to restore the fire engine. “It’s more than a truck,” Curl said. “It’s a piece of the history of Meade County.” He hopes to have Miss Lucy finished by spring,

in time for the WHAS Crusade for Children — a charity organization that raises funds for special needs kids. The event, held annually in Meade County, typically features a car show. Curl plans to use the truck often during other local celebrations and parades as a working, functional icon from Meade County’s past. Curl plans to have the names of contributors to the project engraved on a plaque that will be permanently displayed on the side of the truck. He estimates spending several thousand dollars of his own money on fixing the fire engine. “I think it’s worth it ... to be able to have it running again and involved with the community again like it was 20 years ago,” Curl said. For more information about the refurbishment project or to make a donation, contact Mike Curl at 502-639-3909.

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Chicken farmers have rights, too M

eade County’s public enemy #1 has a new name and face: Payneville farmer Joseph Greenwell, whose aspirations to start a chicken farm raised enough hype and hoopla to shut down the venture before it could even get started. The Sierra Club, a civil rights group, gathered enough public support to bully Greenwell into submission by citing possible “civil rights” infractions pertaining to the health, welfare and property value of county residents. But those opposing Greenwell’s chicken farm forgot one thing — he has rights, too. Greenwell’s plan to start a Tyson Foods farm of 90,000 chickens was legal and would not have violated any of Kentucky’s laws pertaining to poultry farms, including the mandatory distance from surrounding schools, residences and commercial businesses. Several residents addressed Fiscal Court last week about the farm and pled for local officials to stop Greenwell before the health and education of their children suffered. But according to medical and agricultural experts, chicken farms pose no threat to the community when laws are followed, contrary to the propaganda being passed around the community by anti-chicken farm advocates. This isn’t the first time the Sierra Club has head-hunted for Tyson Foods. The radical group once sued Tyson but the company decided to settle out of court. Greenwell likely saw the same future for himself — a costly court battle that would suck him dry of money, energy and patience regardless of whether his farm was totally legit. Allowing a witch hunt for local farmers sets a dangerous precedence in the community. According to reports about a Nov. 1 meeting at the Wolfe Creek Fire Department regarding Greenwell’s farm, the Sierra Club has its sights set on other local chicken and cattle farmers, too. Upholding civil rights is a two-way street. You can’t justify fighting for one group’s rights if it means oppressing someone else’s in the process. To do such a thing is hypocrisy and nothing more.

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.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor and Readers: What would you do if you came home from work one day only to discover that someone had broken into your house and they were in your living room watching TV. They won’t leave because when you call the police they say that their isn’t really anything they can do about it. The stranger tells you that they are hungry and want something to eat. You feed them hoping that they will leave, but then they decide to make themselves at home. As you go to protest, they just remind you that there isn’t really anything you can do about. The next morning, you still can’t believe this is happening to you, but you have to go to work and you leave your house with a stranger in it. When you get home that afternoon ... the stranger introduces you to all of his family and informs you that they will be living there as well. Also, he tells you that he will be taking your job because he needs a job to pay for the rest of his family. And then one of his new family members tells you that he doesn’t feel good and wants you to take him to the hospital and use your insurance. And his daughter is about to give birth and you will have to adopt it since it was born in your house. What would you do? I think about this every time I hear about our great country giving illegal aliens anything except a kick in the butt and a fast ride home. If the border isn’t secure enough, make the wall taller, electrify the fence, add some alligators to the river. Every month when I struggle to pay my bills, I wonder how much taxes I’m going to have to pay and I think about how much better it would be if everyone paid their equal share. Then I hear about a state GIVING health insurance and licenses to someone that doesn’t even pay taxes. Someone who doesn’t speak English and who the government has to spend millions of dollars to redo road signs with their language. Someone who is asking relief agencies for help when there are plenty of Americans who could use that help. Why has our elected leaders allowed this to happen? I know this hasn’t happened overnight, but each night it gets a little worse. I love this country, I even love this county which I just moved back to. But each month when I’m struggling to keep my bank balance in the positive, I wonder if it would be any better to give up on trying. I wonder if I could get free insurance, food stamps, free license, tax free income and less worries? What would you do? Kenny Sipes, Flaherty, Ky.


Farmers still play a big part FRANKFORT — As we settle down this week to celebrate Thanksgiving and perhaps to watch football and parades on TV, there is one group we should keep in mind before we carve the turkey: The farmers who made the meal possible. While there may be far fewer farmers today compared to two and three generations ago, their impact on our lives is undeniably bigger now, and not just at the dinner table. Farmers ultimately generate more than $17 billion in economic activity in Kentucky each year. Between 1994 and 2004, the value of what farmers raised and grew increased by more than a fourth in inflation-adjusted dollars, which is even more remarkable when considering the upheaval they faced during that time. It could be argued that this 10year period changed farming more than any other comparable period since the Civil War. In that time we saw a federal buy-out of a tobacco program that had served growers since the 1930s and the influx of hundreds of millions of dollars from the buyout and a major settlement between tobacco companies and the states. We also saw a renewed interest in alternative fuels like biodiesel and ethanol; a

rededication to conservation and associations centered and the environment; and the around such things as cattle, rapid rise of agritourism and grain and poultry. The task force has met specialty products like aquaseveral times since May and culture and goats. The General Assembly has has hosted a number of public forums this fall worked closely with to gather input on farmers and other Legislative a strategic plan exgroups tied to agriUpdate pected to be finalized culture to see that next month. this positive trend If there is anything continues. The bigwe have learned as a gest and best exresult of this, it’s that ample of our efforts there is no shortage came in 2000, when of questions about legislators set aside farming’s future. half of the tobacco Some of those the settlement for agritask force is studying culture. Since then, Jeff Greer include: more than $230 mil• How do we get lion has been spent more young people intereston about 3,000 projects. If there is one chief concern ed in this profession? • How can we help those among agriculture officials, it’s not that we are doing too already farming make a betlittle for farming, but that the ter living? • What can we do to instate needs a more unifying vision to guide us in the years crease diversification? • Can corn and soybean ahead. With that in mind, the Ken- farmers do more to meet the tucky Agriculture Council biofuel demand without adbegan to address that prob- versely affecting livestock lem earlier this year, when it farmers? • How much of our prime started overseeing the appropriately named Task Force on farmland should we let be developed? the Future of Agriculture. At the same time we are This task force is bringing together representatives from considering these questions, about four dozen organiza- Congress is trying to finalize a tions, ranging from univer- major farm bill that will guide sities and state government the federal government’s role agencies to Kentucky Farm in this regard for at least the Bureau, the state chapter of next five years. Given that, Future Farmers of America this is a perfect time for the

task force, and eventually the General Assembly, to decide what more Kentucky should do for agriculture. The last few months have been heartening to that cause. During that time, for example, Owensboro opened up a major biodiesel plant that, with a 50 million gallon capacity, can churn out more than what the whole nation produced in 2004. Fayette County, meanwhile, announced it has permanently saved 20,000 acres from development, which is nearly halfway to its goal of 50,000 preserved acres by 2020. At Keeneland, a broodmare bought for $10.5 million this month set a world record. These successes, and many more like them, indicate the future is bright for farming, but the last thing we need to do is take them for granted. Only by working hard and by working together can we succeed. If you have any suggestions on ways to do that, I would like to hear them. As always, you can reach me by writing to Room 351E, Capitol Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also leave a message for me or for any legislator at 800-372-7181. For the deaf or hard of hearing, the number is 800-896-0305. I wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving.

Stolen Valor Act will bring down impostors Their numbers are growing: The phonies and wannabes, the ones who wear medals they didn’t earn and tell lies about their military service. Fake Green Berets and Medal of Honor winners, imposter SEALS and phony snipers are everywhere, trying to cash in on veterans benefits, get accolades and career boosts they don’t deserve, and impress the gullible. Some did serve, but pad their chest with unearned medals. Some never served at all. The Stolen Valor Act is a great step in bringing down

Veterans Post Freddy Groves these wannabes, but it’s only part of the answer. First they must be exposed. As I write this, there’s a guy in a fake uniform with too many medals cruising American Legion and VFW halls, running up bar tabs and telling tall tales. His arrangement of medals doesn’t add up — and neither do his stories. Veterans in that area want to know whether the guy is legit, and they’ve

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gone on a hunt for information. I don’t doubt for a minute that he’ll be found. And if he’s an imposter, he’ll be exposed. That’s not to say we should all go on a witch hunt and suspect every new veteran we meet. But if something doesn’t ring true, pay attention. Trust your gut. Ask questions and see if the answers meet the sniff test. Don’t buy that “records got burned up” story. Listen for too few details, or too many details. Suspect a “too painful to talk about” evasion. Check out P.O.W. Net-

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Vinegar: A good money-saving solution By David Uffington Dollars and Sense There’s an inexpensive household product with so many uses, it can take the place of dozens of other products: white vinegar. Many people know the trick of cleaning out a coffee pot by running vinegar through a cycle instead of water, but there are many other surprising uses. Laundry • Remove rust stains from clothing by wetting the spots with vinegar and rubbing with salt before washing. • Pre-treat ketchup, spaghetti and mustard stains. Soak clothing in a solution to remove grass, berry, coffee or tea stains. • Scrub vinegar onto kids’ clothes to remove crayon marks.

• Get smoke out of clothing by filling a bathtub with 1 cup vinegar and hot water. Hang the clothes on the shower rod and close the door. The steam will remove the smell. • Use vinegar in the washer’s rinse cycle to dissolve soap and detergent residue, get rid of static cling and whiten whites. • Add 1/2 cup of vinegar when you wash new clothes to get rid of the chemicals. • Remove perspiration stains and mildew by spraying clothing before you wash. Cleaning • Vases, jars and thermoses where a brush won’t reach: Fill halfway with uncooked rice (for abrasion) and vinegar. Swish or shake. • Use a 50/50 vinegar and water solution to clean the

inside of your refrigerator, rinse hard water spots from stemware, clean counter tops, clean up after pet accidents, wipe down shower doors and remove mineral deposits from the shower head. • Steam a 4-to-1 solution of water and vinegar in a bowl in the microwave to break up dried food spills. • Saturate bumper stickers and wallpaper with vinegar and water to make removal easier. • Use full-strength vinegar to clean the stove top and overhead fan, disinfect cutting boards, remove mildew from outdoor furniture, clean the dishwasher, remove mineral deposits in tea kettles, sanitize can-opener cutting blades, scrub bathroom grout and clean the toilet. Miscellaneous

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• In spite of its strong odor, white vinegar makes an excellent room deodorizer, for pennies instead of dollars spent for chemicals that only mask with stronger odors. Place a few saucers of vinegar around the room, and odors from paint, pets and cigarettes will disappear. Or boil a half cup in a cup of water and let the pot steam on the stove.




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When clients walk into Bluegrass Massage Therapeutics, massage therapist Nicole Poff works her fingers to relieve their pain. She has years of experience after working with physicians and decided to open her own business in Brandenburg six months ago. After renting her office space in August 2006, Poff spent months renovating the building and fixing the space so it fit her taste and reflected a comfortable atmosphere for her clients. She was finally able to open her doors for business in May 2007. “I have experience working for doctors, chiropractors and neurologists in Louisville, but this is my first venture with starting my own business,” Poff said. “Working with doctors in the past has been a benefit for my practice, though. I’ve worked on a lot of injuries and I also do general massages to help people with long term, therapeutic relief.” Bluegrass Massage Therapeutics offers a wide variety of massage options for customers to choose from, such as prenatal, sports, full and deep tissue massages. “I focus on more therapeutic relief and I know how to

get in and fix a lot of problems people can develop with their bodies, which really comes from the experience I’ve had working with doctors,” Poff said. Recently, she asked a Louisville chiropractor, Jarl Kleinman, to come and work out of her office on Saturdays. Kleinman and Poff worked together for an automobile accident company in Louisville, which sparked his interested in working with her on weekends. “The patients we worked with loved her and she thought people could benefit from me coming down here to work on Saturdays,” he said. Poff’s regular customers, like Allen Blanc of Brandenburg, enjoy weekly appointments at Bluegrass Massage Therapeutics. “I’ve always enjoyed getting a weekly massage because there are a lot of benefits. When I saw that Bluegrass Massage had opened up I wanted to try it out,” Blanc said. “I was amazed by her massage skills and I’ve kept coming back. I feel like it really helps, especially with leg cramps and it helps me sleep better.” Poff has been contacted by businesses in the area to administer chair massages to their employees and relieve the stress of daily deadlines


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Keep trees fresh throughout the holidays By Andy Mills UK Extension Office Memories of Christmases past are often wrapped in the scent of a freshly cut pine tree. It’s the aroma that welcomes you when you walk in the door at the end of a long winter’s day or mingles with the scent of coffee to wake you on a chilly morning. Some have traded in those scent-wrapped memories for the perceived convenience of an artificial tree, thinking there’s less mess, as well as fewer hazards with the plastic tree. In reality, a real tree is easy to care for and will stay fresh in your home if a few simple steps are taken to care for it properly. One thing to remember is that, being a crop plant, a real Christmas tree is a renewable resource. For every tree that is harvested, another is planted in its place. And at the end of the holidays, it can be recycled. An artificial tree made from nonbiodegradable plastics and — in some cases, hazardous metals such as lead — will end up lying in a landfill for a very long time. There are a variety of specimens and sizes available in real trees. In Kentucky, Christmas tree farmers typically plant white pine and Scots (or Scotch) pine. The white pine retains its needles, which have a soft, flexible texture. The trees are often sheared into a pyramidal shape, though this often makes the tree very dense, which makes it difficult to hang large ornaments. The Scots pine’s needles are shorter than those of

the white pine and the color can vary from bright green to dark green to some trees that exhibit more bluish tones. The species retains its needles well and resists drying. Douglas and Fraser firs are also popular choices at local tree lots. The Douglas has dark green or blue green needles that are shorter and softer than pine needles. Shearing gives it a denser form than the Fraser, which is a naturally pyramid-shaped tree, with even shorter needles than the Douglas. Both trees have good needle retention and a pleasant scent. For the freshest tree, the ideal choice is one you cut yourself from a tree farm. The Kentucky Christmas Tree Association has a list of member tree farms on their Web site, com. Or you can check with the Extension Office for information about “chooseand-cut” tree farms in your area. If buying a tree from a tree lot, there are two simple tests to check for freshness. Bend one of the tree’s green needles. If the needle snaps rather than bends, the tree is dry. If the tree is a reasonable size, lift it a foot or so and thump the base of the trunk on the ground. If green needles fall out, the tree is too dry. If you see brown needles fall out, don’t worry. Those are last year’s needles and are naturally shed by the tree. If you plan to cut your own tree from a local tree farm, don’t be in a rush to do it early in the season. Cutting it later rather than earlier will ensure that the

tree stays fresh throughout the entire holiday season. However, if you plan to purchase a tree from a tree lot, it might be better to purchase that tree early for the purpose of getting it in water and out of drying weather conditions as soon as possible Transporting a tree from either farm or lot can expose it to drying conditions. Ask to have the tree tied with twine or placed in a sleeve of plastic netting. This will allow less surface area to be exposed to the elements during the trip. Once you get your lotpurchased tree home, it’s a good idea to cut off one or two inches from the bottom of the trunk. Place the tree in a bucket of warm water and store it away from drying sun or wind, preferably in a garage or enclosed sun porch. Gradually move the tree into the house, to minimize shock from a drastic change in temperature. In the house, be careful to place your tree away from sources of heat such as fireplaces, stoves, heat registers or radiators. Keeping the thermostat set at a lower temperature will help to prevent the tree from drying out too quickly. Keep the tree well-watered. A fresh tree can easily drink a gallon or more of water each day, so using a tree-stand that holds at least that much water will make your job easier. After the holiday season, remember to recycle your cut Christmas tree. Recycled trees can have many uses. Placed in an outside sheltered location with peanut buttered pine cones, and strings of popcorn and cranberries, your

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tree can serve as a good winter habitat for wildlife. They can also be used in some areas of the state as fish habitat in lakes. Check with the Extension Office to find out if your town has a recycling service that chips little trees into mulch. Putting the tree into the trash should always be the last

resort. The picture of a real tree swathed in strands of lights and treasured ornaments is often the quintessential image of Christmas. With a care and forethought, it can add to your family’s memories of a joyous Christmas. Contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension

Service Office for more information on using live or cut trees for your family’s Christmas. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

Commodities Kentuckianna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, November 19, 2007

Receipts: 400 head Compared to last week: Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher. Feeder steers steady to 3.00-6.00 higher. Slaughter cows: Breaker Boner Lean

% Lean 75-80 80-85 85-90

Weight 1020-1850 1005-1410 855-1070

Price 43.00-50.00 38.00-45.00 29.00-37.00

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Weights 1605 1285-1575

Carcass Boning % 79-80 76-77

Price 60.00 49.00-52.00

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Price Range 200-300 120.50-132.50 300-400 111.00-121.00 400-500 110.00-120.50 500-600 107.50-114.50 600-700 91.00-102.50 700-800 80.00-93.00 Medium and Large 2 200-300 110.50-113.50 300-400 84.00-100.00 500-600 90.00 600-700 86.00-89.50 Small and Medium 1 No report.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 200-300 96.00-97.50 300-400 90.00-99.50 400-500 89.00-104.00 500-600 90.00-100.50 600-700 87.00-94.50 700-800 82.00-87.50 Medium and Large 2 200-300 86.00 300-400 85.00-88.00 400-500 77.00-87.00 500-600 85.00 600-700 81.00 700-800 79.00

High Dressing No report. No report. No report.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 103.00-110.00 400-500 109.50-119.50 500-600 94.00-109.00 600-700 90.00 Medium and Large 2 300-400 97.00 400-500 100.00-107.00 500-600 90.00 600-700 70.00 Small and Medium 1 No report.

Small and Medium 1 No report.

Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Heifers 2 years old and 6 month

No test. Cows 5-10 years old and 4-7 months bred No test. Stock cows and calves: Cows 4-10 years old with 200-275 calves at side No test.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

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James Richmond Robertson and Stacy Nicole Roberts were proudly wed by Pastor Tony Lewis during a beautiful ceremony held Saturday, Aug. 18. James is the son of Janet Marie Robertson and Robert Duncan Robertson, and is the brother of Robert Daniel Robertson and Mark Anthony Robertson. Stacy is the daughter of Nancy Carole Roberts-Portman and Mr. Sandy C. Roberts, and is the sister of Jessica Lee Portman.

Robert Robertson and Beth Smith would like to announce the birth of their first baby girl, Makaela Marie Robertson. She was born Nov. 12 at 10:33 p.m. at Harrison County Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Janet Robertson and Bob Robertson, Betty Hayes and James Decker.

Special Recognition

Dr. James Kendall Dr. James Kendall, of Meade County, spoke at the last meeting of the Ancestral Trails Historical Society. He gave a wonderful presentation about how he cleaned and restored the Williams Cemetery in Meade County. He used grave dowsing to located unidentified bodies buried in the cemetery. He also explained how he repaired and cleaned the tombstones. He donated a copy of his presentation on a CD to the ATHS library which is located in the Hardin County History Museum. He also donated a book on how to clean and repair tombstones. The next meeting of ATHS will be Friday, Dec. 7 at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown, Ky.

Cub Scouts Local Cub Scout Pack 150 helped raise money and food for families in need by accepting donations at Kroger Nov. 17. The boys participated in the annual “Scouting for Food” charity event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations will be distributed to families through the Meade County Clothes Closet. Cub scouts who participated include Mark Dreitzler, Seth Green, Joseph Ridgeway, Cole Mattingly, Zachary Dawson, Garner Offult, Jackson Fore, Zachary Straney, Collin Morris, Michael Embry, Joshua Laslie, Spencer Jenks, Matthew Barr, Dalton Dowdle, Alex Weed, Jordan Paschal, Nate Tanguay, Caleb Burriss, William Boyer, Kelly Johnson, Drew Bailey, Justin Yarrington, Zachary Cherry, Stephen Knott, Charles Jecker, Jacob Emberton and Austin Ogle. The cub master is Jennifer Berkey, and Jon Embry helped organize the event.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 6:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting with a free Chili Supper at the Vine Grove Community Center 6:30 p.m. Auction for Christmas for the Children and the Vine Grove Chamber “Hall of Trees Auction”

Friday. November 30, 2007 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available at Wilson & Muir 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Local businesses will have Open House downtown 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Jenny’s Park to hear children’s request. 6:00 p.m. – Wonderland in the Park Opens

Bluegrass Homemakers monthly meeting tips The Bluegrass Homemakers presented this helpful information at their monthly meeting held Nov. 13: • Use LED bulbs and solar lights outside to save on energy costs. • Fill a glass half-full with apple cider vinegar and a small amount of dish washing detergent to get rid of fruit flies. • Organize a gift-wrapping station during this busy season of wrapping

• Poinsettias are on sale for the local 4-H. Colors available are red, white and pink. • The bluegrass festival, Christmas bazaar and Women’s Expo were successful. • The club will participate in the Shop with a Cop charity program for area youth. • The leadership lesson made by Doris Wells was to be considerate of other people’s traditions and customs.

gifts. Use a clear, hanging plastic shoe organizes to stash scissors, tape, gift tags and ribbons. Use a laundry hamper to store long tubes of wrapping paper. Skirt hangers can be used to keep individual sheets of wrapping paper crease free by hanging them or fit bags from the clips. A tiered pant hanger can be used to slide spools of ribbon onto the top arm. Keep sheets of tissue paper separated on the lower rods.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007 Vine Grove Community Center Santa’s Workshop 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 pm. Santa arrives by Fire Truck at 9:30 a.m. Free pictures with Santa provided by the Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce Arts and Crafts 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. All other activities will be in the Brown St. School Mrs. Claus arrives at 8:00 a.m.

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Dorothy Lee Richmond Dorothy Lee Richmond, 83, of Muldraugh, Ky., passed away Thursday, Nov. 15 at Highland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Hoover Richmond, and her parents, Frank and Nervesta Bolling Roberts. She is survived by two sisters, Thelma Short and Mae Campbell, both from Muldraugh, Ky. A graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Garnettsville Cemetery. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Lewis James “Matt” Matheny Lewis James “Matt” Matheny, 49 of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 18 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, Ky. He was a color guard for American Legion Post 113, a member of VFW Post 5904, and a member of 40/8. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy Grace Matheny; a sister Florence Burton; and his parents, Clarence and Isabelle Matheny. He is survived by a son, James Allen Matheny of Radcliff, Ky.; a daughter Jessica Alice Matheny, of Radcliff, Ky.; four sisters, Sandy Wolfe, of Athens, Ohio, Betsy Powell, of Murray, Ohio, Pat Walker, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Jane Meeks, of Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Harry Matheny and Phil Matheny, both of Logan, Ohio; a special brother-in-law Mike Burton, of Bellefontaine, Ohio; and his mother-in-law, Betty Sprinkle, of Radcliff, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Larry Wolfe officiating. Burial was in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

Margaret J. Matthews Margaret J. Matthews, 77, of Hardinsburg, Ky. died Friday, Nov. 16 at her residence. She was born in Breckinridge County on April 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Edward J. Whitfill and Frances Alexander Whitfill. She was a member of St. Romuald Catholic, The Altar Society, Legion of Mary and the planning committee for funeral meals. She was a former employee of Galante Studio, who for many years along with her children did handwork for the studio from her home. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and baking. Many in Breckinridge County will remember her for the beautiful cakes that she prepared over the years. Some were fortunate to have her make their first birthday cake as well as their wedding cake. Having been self taught, Mrs. Matthews was a true artist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Matthews, and a daughter, Patricia Matthews, three brothers, Lonnie, Tom and Richard Whitfill, and three sisters Matilda Bickett, Mary Robbins and Helen Downs. Margaret is survived by nine children Ken (Jackie) Matthews, of Vero Beach, Fla., Phillip (Marilyn) Matthews, of Brandenburg, Doug (Trish) Matthews, of Brandenburg, Carlos (Gwen) Matthews, of Hardinsburg, Ky., Marie (Tim) Curran, of Garrett, Ky., Lori ( Randy) Howard, of Irvington, Ky., Jenny (Mike) Camp, of Falls of Rough, Ky., Linda (Steve) Stinnett of Hardinsburg, Ky., Anita (Michael) Sullivan, of Hastings, Neb., 34 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and five great- grandchildren on the way, two brothers, Joseph and Guy Whitfill, of Hardinsburg, Ky., four sisters, Ebbie Tanner and Jean Powers, of Hardinsburg, Ky., Ruth Hazelwood of Guston, Ky., and Emily Bland of Balltown, Ky. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at St. Romuald Catholic Church with Fr. Tony Bickett officiating. Burial was in the St. Romuald Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to: St. Romuald School. The online guest register may be signed at

Charles W. Powell Charles W. Powell, 83, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Saturday, Nov. 17 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. He was born in Ekron, Ky. He was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. He served his country in World War II, a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his step son, Donald Medley; and his grandson, Brandon Frakes. He is survived by his wife, Iva Powell of Vine Grove, Ky.; a daughter, Susan Elaine Biggs, of Radcliff, Ky.; a son, James Edward Powell and his wife Vickie, of Radcliff, Ky.; a step-daughter, Debbie Frakes, of Vine Grove, Ky.; a step-son, Billy Joe Medley and his wife Brenda, of Radcliff, Ky.; a special friend, Dale Cox, of Vine Grove, Ky.; five grandchildren, Mallory Biggs, Camille Medley, Christie Wetzel, Justin Frakes and Nathan Frakes; and two great-granddaughters, Ava Wetzel and Katie Frakes. The funeral mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at St. Brigid Catholic Church with Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial was in the St. Brigid Chruch Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

Nana Mae Young Nana Mae Young, 98, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 18 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Her memberships include the New Salem Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter #122. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Thomas Young; a grandson, Steve Young; and two great-grandchildren, Bennie Young and Dennis Young. She is survived by a daughter, Juanita Burkhart, of Vine Grove;, Ky.; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Maxine Young, of Vine Grove, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Jack Abrams, Juanita Hensley, Daniel Burkhart, Gary Young, Joe Young, Jr., Theresa Young and Debbie Lucas; 20 greatgrandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at New Salem Baptist Church in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Gary Kasey officiating. Burial was in the New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to New Salem Baptist Church, 632 New Salem Church Rd., Vine Grove, KY 40175. The guest register may be signed at


Raymond E. Leigh, Jr.

Raymond E. Leigh Jr., 65, died Saturday, Nov. 17 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, following a fierce several monthslong battle against cancer. Called “Junie” by many in his family, Ray was born Dec. 28, 1941, in Louisville, where he graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1959. Since 1972 he had lived near Elizabethtown, Ky. with Joyce, his wife of 43 years. Ray was best known for the many surveying projects he completed at such prominent locations as Bernheim Forest, Jim Beam Distillery, Publishers Printing Co. and the Abraham Lincoln Homesite in Hodgenville. He originally developed his surveying skills with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville in the early 1960s. In 1970, after receiving his professional land surveyor’s license, Ray left the Corps and started Leigh Land Surveys. He was one of the first surveyors in private practice to use Global Positioning System technology in his surveys. In his profession he was recognized as “a surveyor’s surveyor,” and fellow surveyors across the state called on him for assistance with technical issues as well as with complex boundary surveys. In the early 1980s, Ray had worked with then-State Rep. John Harper and other local surveyors to codify the state plane coordinate system. He was the original representative from the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) to the Geographic Information Advisory Council of Kentucky. He helped organize the 11-county chapter of KAPS and was responsible for naming it The Falls of the Ohio Chapter. He served on the three-person committee that drafted the original minimum standards for land surveying in Kentucky. Over the past 20 years he had held various leadership and committee positions in KAPS. An elected county surveyor for many terms, Ray personally organized the Kentucky Association of County Surveyors so that the group would have a recognized voice and presence in the Commonwealth. An avid golfer, he eagerly anticipated the annual golf outing at St. X class reunions and golfing trips to Florida with his brothers and close friends to play various courses. His lifelong love for mechanical power and speed was embodied in his Corvette and in the powerboat he and the family used for watersports. He was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Eggen; his father, Raymond E. Leigh Sr.; a half-brother, Gordon Gaddie; and a half-sister, Tillie Gilpin. Survivors include his wife, Joyce; two daughters, Jacque Krupinski and Jody, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Patti Leigh; two brothers, Phillip “Wayne” Leigh and Joan, of Louisville, and Richard “Dickie” Leigh and Joanne, of Nebo, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kristina, Josh and Kelli Krupinski, and Ashleigh Raye Hoter; and several nieces and nephews, including Christopher and Phillip Leigh Jr. and Jennifer Siegfreid. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at St. James Catholic Church. Burial followed in Leigh Family Cemetery.

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 daughters, Jo Ann Van Horn 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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We would like to take this time to express our deepest thank you to Everyone for their support, love, food, flowers, gifts and prayers throughout this sadness in our life. We would especially like to thank New Brandenburg Baptist Church for all that they have done for this family. Brother Tom Bridge and Terry Carvey along with Bill and Billy Adams gave us guidance and strength through our loss. We appreciate everything that our family and friends have done. The love from this community has been overwhelming. Our deepest thank you again to everybody who has been there for us. The Adams Family Geraldine, Brian, Clorisa and Skyelar

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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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Kids will test parents’ nerves on family vacations QUESTION: Why is it that children are often the most obnoxious and irritating on vacations and at other times when parents specifically try to please them? On those special days, you’d think the kids would say to themselves, “Wow! Mom and Dad are doing something really nice for us, taking us on this great vacation. We’re going to give them a break and be really good kids today.” Isn’t that reasonable? DR. DOBSON: Sure it’s reasonable, but children just don’t think that way. In fact, many boys and girls misbehave even more at these times. Why is this? One reason, I think, is because children often feel compelled to reexamine the boundaries whenever they think they

No parent wants to be an may have moved. In other words, whenever the normal ogre on vacation, but it helps routine changes, the tougher to show a little firmness at the outset that can kids often push the limits to see if the old Focus on make the rest of the together fun for rules still apply. the family time the entire family. QUESTION: How QUESTION: I am can parents preserve a grandmother who their own peace of is blessed to have 14 mind and maintain grandchildren. I ofharmony during car ten take care of them trips and family holiand love just having days? them over. However, DR. DOBSON: James I would like to do Sometimes it helps to Dobson more for them than redefine the boundarjust baby-sit. What ies at the beginning of your time together. Let the can I do to really make an children know exactly what impact on their lives? DR. DOBSON: Grandparyou’re doing and what’s expected of them. If they still ents have been given powermisbehave, respond with ful influence on their grandgood, loving discipline right children if they will take the time to invest in their lives. from the start.

fered. Those recollections bring a family together and give it a sense of identity. There was a wonderful lady in our family, my greatgrandmother (Nanny), who helped raise me from babyhood. She was already old when I was born and lived to be nearly one-hundred years of age. I loved for her to tell me tales about her early life on the frontier. A favorite story involved mountain lions that would prowl around her log cabin at night and attack the livestock. She could hear them growling and moving past her window as she lay in bed. Nanny’s father would try to shoot the cats or chase them away before they killed a pig or a goat. I sat fascinated as this sweet lady described a world that

There is so much to be accomplished while they are young. Another of the great contributions you can make is to preserve the heritage of your family by describing its history to children and acquainting them with their ancestors. The lyrics of an African folk song say that when an old person dies, it’s as if a library has burned down. It is true. There’s a richness of history in your memory of earlier days that will be lost if it isn’t passed on to the next generation. To preserve this heritage, you should tell them true stories of days gone by. Share about your faith, about your early family experiences, about the obstacles you overcame or the failures you suf-

had long vanished by the time I came on the scene. Her accounts of plains life helped open me to a love of history, a subject which fascinates me to this day. The stories of your past, of your childhood, of your courtship with their grandfather, etc., can be treasures to your grandchildren. Unless you share those experiences with them, that part of their history will be gone forever. Take the time to make “yesterday” come alive for the kids in your family, and by all means, pass your faith along to the next generation. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995(

There is one prophecy we can always count on 1. The deliverance of JuIsaiah 1 says, “The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, dah from Assyrian invasion which he saw concerning Ju- (chapters 36–37). 2. The deliverance dah and Jerusalem in of the nation from the days of Uzziah, Divine Jotham, Ahaz, and Guidance Babylonian captivity (chapter 40). Hezekiah, kings of 3. The future deJudah.” ( KJV. ) liverance of the Jews Isaiah’s name from worldwide dismeans “salvation of persion among the the Lord,” and salvaGentiles (chapters tion is the key theme 11–12) of his book. He wrote 4. The deliverance concerning five difof lost sinners from ferent acts of deliverDan judgment (chapter ance that God would Newton 53) perform:

Not my problem Here is a wonderful story snake whose tail the trap someone sent to me. It speaks had caught. The snake bit the volumes to me. I hope you farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital. enjoy this as much as I did. A mouse looked through She returned home with a a crack in the wall to see the fever. The farmer thought he farmer and his wife opening would treat her fever a package. fresh chicken Might it contain Pastor’s with soup, so the farmer some food? He was shocked to discover Spotlight took his hatchet to the barnyard for the that it was a mouse soup’s main ingreditrap! ent. His wife’s sickRunning to the ness continued so that barnyard, the mouse friends and neighproclaimed the warnbors came to sit with ing, “There is a mouse her. To feed them, the trap in the house, farmer butchered the there is a mouse trap Randy pig. in the house!” Johnson The farmer’s wife The chicken clucked did not get well. In and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. fact, she died, and so many Mouse, I can tell you this is people came for her funera grave concern to you, but it al the farmer had the cow is of no consequence to me; I slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat. cannot be bothered by it.” The next time you hear that The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a someone is facing a problem and you think that it does not mouse trap in the house.” “I am so very sorry, Mr. concern you, remember that Mouse,” said the pig, “but when the least of us is threatthere is nothing I can do ened, we are all at risk. Do you make empty promabout it but pray.” The mouse then turned to ises to pray for someone and the cow, who replied, “Mr. then never do it? Praying Mouse, am I in grave dan- is the most we can do but it isn’t all we can do. Next ger? I think not.” So the mouse returned to time you see someone with the house, head down and a problem put some wings feeling rejected to face the to your prayers. Maybe you could cheer them up with a farmer’s mouse trap alone. That very night a sound nice bowl of chicken soup. was heard throughout the Randy Johnson is the reverhouse, like the sound of a mouse trap catching its prey. end of the Brandenburg Church The farmer’s wife rushed of God and also hosts a radio to see what was caught. In show on WMMG from 11:00 the darkness, she did not a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday see that it was a poisonous through Wednesday.



5. The final deliverance of creation from the bondage of sin when the kingdom is established (chapters 60, 66:17) Sir Winston Churchill was once asked to give the qualifications a person needed in order to succeed in politics, and he replied: “It is the ability to foretell what is going

Lord does not take place or come true,” wrote Moses, “that is a message the Lord has spoken (Deut. 18:22).” Isaiah wrote, “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn (Isaiah 8:20).” Isaiah was a man who had God’s light, and he was not

to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” Because God’s prophets were correct all the time, they didn’t have to explain away their mistakes. “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the

afraid to let it shine. What about your light, does it shine for the Lord? Remember to attend the church of your choice this Sunday. If you don’t have a church home come by and visit with us at Grace Baptist Church. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.


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ON DECK November 23 Greenwave football @Louisville Male 7:30 p.m. November 26 Boys’ soccer banquet MCHS 6:30 p.m. Greenwave football replay, courtesy of Brandenburg Telephone Company, on Insight channel 1 Nelson County 6 p.m. November 27 Greenwave basketball Louisville Butler 7:30 p.m. Lady Waves basketball @E-town 7:30 p.m. November 29 Cross country banquet MCHS 6:30 p.m.

Friday, NOVEMBER 23, 2007

School of hard Knox By Charles L. Westmoreland FORT KNOX, Ky. — Staff Sgt. James Stelly teaches combatives at Fort Knox and last weekend he dished out a few new lessons, such as what it’s like to be trapped in a steel octagon with a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Stelly, who travels the country instructing upperlevel combatives training to Army soldiers, won all five of his matches during the 2nd Annual Fort Knox Combatives Tourna-

ment, held Nov. 15-17, to be crowned the Heavyweight Division champion. “All the competition here is very strong,� he said following the match. “I’ve had tough opponents during the whole tournament.� But even though his competition was tough, Stelly left no doubt he is the man to beat. About 85 soldiers participated in the event’s seven weight divisions during two days of competition, with the finals and semifinals held Saturday at the Natcher Fitness Center.

Stelly defeated Maj. Jeffrey Miller in the finals in just 42 seconds. After landing a few punches and a hard kick to the face, Stelly took the fight to the mat where, poised in the fullmount position, he delivered blow after blow until the referee stopped the match. “When you take it to the ground the pace slows down, and I feel I’m a better fighter on the ground and I like my chances,� he said. “When you stand up, the other person always has a puncher’s chance of


Staff Sgt. Shawn Robinson lands a flurry of punches to the head of 1st Lt. Matthew Morgan forcing the referee to stop the bout. Robinson finished 4-1 in the tournament. knocking you out. But on the ground, the better fighter will usually win.�


There are just eight teams left vying for the Kentucky 2007 Class 6A Prep Bowl Championship. Here are tonight’s matchups: St. Xavier @ Marshal County Meade Co. @ Male Henry Clay @ Trinity Shelby Co. @ Boone Co.

FOOTBALL STATS Scoring: NC 0 0 0 7—7 MC 0 0 7 6—13 How They Scored: Third Quarter MC—Furnival 6 run (Williams) MC—Stinnett 4 run (kick no good) NC—Patterson 29 pass from Martinez (Mudd)

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Individual Stats: RUSHING—NC—Boone 12-70, Keene 11-38, Patterson 8-46, Petsy 5-18, Avis 506, Martinez 1-7, Brooks 1-(-1), Downs 1-(-2). MC— Furnival 19-136, Arnold 10-67, Cannady 5-(-3), Leonhardt 2-5, Wells 2-(-1), Stinnett 1-4. PASSING—NC—Marinez 4-8-54-0; Keene 2-4-22-1. MC—Cannady 9-15-162-0. RECEIVING—NC—Beavers 4-47, Brooks 1-0, Patterson 1-29. MC—Allen 4-53, Barr 3-42, Stinnett 2-67. Tackles—MC—Roe 6, 2 for loss (4 yards), 1 interception, 2 passes broken up; Stinnett 6; Naser 5, 1 for loss (2 yards); Barr 5; Crase 2; Mann 2, 1 for loss (2 yards), 1 pass broken up; Whelan 2; Wells 1, 1 pass broken up; Furnival 1; Sipes 1; Leonhardt 1, 1 pass broken up; Roulas 1.

Stelly, who boasts a professional record of 10-2,


Senior tight end Nick Stinnett makes a huge catch that set up Meade’s first touchdown early in the second half.

Cards can’t catch ’wave By The Numbers

Showdown at state power Male tonight By Shaun T. Cox

The Greenwave faces the winningest team in Kentucky prep football history — and third winningest in United States history — tonight for the chance to march onward toward a 6A state championship. The Louisville Male Bulldogs (10-2) have won 782 games and 13 state cham-

162 to 76

pionships — and have 19 undefeated seasons against Kentucky teams — in 114 years of rich football tradition. Meade County (9-3) didn’t even begin its program until 1965. Male had already won 10 state titles by that time. “We remind them ‌ that they’ve had several NFL players,â€? coach Larry Mofield said. “We know quite a bit about.

Meade passing yards to Nelson

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Nelson on third down

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Johnson repeats as Cup champion DAYTONA BEACH — Jimmie Johnson had the gameplan down, but you know the old saying about best-laid plans. Still, the defending NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion knew what to do. He had been in this NASCAR same position a year ago. Fortunately for Johnson, this time he had a bigger cushion to work with against friend, teammate and co-team owner Jeff Gordon, who owns a share of Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet with Rick Hendrick. Just 364 days prior, Johnson headed to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway leading Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth by 63 points in his quest for Buddy his first NASCAR Nextel Cup title. Shacklette Last Sunday in the Ford 400, Johnson carried an 86-point lead over Gordon into the 36th and final race of the season and needed to finish 18th or better to guarantee successful defense of the championship. Gordon finished fourth and ahead of Johnson, but the defending champion still ran seventh, becoming the first Cup driver to win back-to-back titles since Gordon in 1997 and


Jimmy Johnson drives with the title-winning flag last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

’98. “I’m so proud of this moment,� Johnson said. “I’m so proud of (crew chief) Chad (Knaus), and my crew guys. When I think of the year, and coming off the championship last year

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After five years of Benock family dominance, a new era — the Post Benock era — has begun for Green- Good Call wave basketball. It’s the first time in five years that someone named Benock, either Jordan Shaun T. the elder Cox or Riley the younger, hasn’t been featured on the Meade County roster. The Benocks have moved on to play college basketball — Riley at Mississippi State under MCHS alum Rick Stansbury, and Jordan right down the road at Campbellsville University — leaving the team searching for a new identity. But the team isn’t exactly rebuilding, with 16 returning players from last year’s unit that went 23-7. In all, seven seniors and five juniors are back. The Greenwave will look down low for its new bread and butter, as coach Jerry Garris said recently. In the Cats Pause 2008 Kentucky Basketball Yearbook, writers chose senior center Nick Stinnett as the sixth best player in the 3rd Region, and senior forward Chris Roe as No. 10. Both may be a bit undersized, standing at 6-3 and 6-0, respectively, but what they give up in height they make up for in toughness — which makes sense seeing how both are leaders of the football team’s physical defense. Stinnett is a workhorse who can really score and Roe, quite simply, has a nose for the ball and always seems to be in the right spot for a rebound and a put back. Senior point guard Casey Hubbard and his back court mates, senior shooting guard Rob Williams and junior wing Jonathan Ives are going to have to step up and take — and make — more shots. Meade will still be the team to beat in the 11th District, looking for a third straight undefeated district record. Meade hasn’t lost to a district opponent since moving over from the 3rd District in 2004-2005, a stat Garris and his guys are very proud of and rightfully so. It was quite a memorable run for the Benocks, but now it’s time for the “other guys� to shine.

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Catch From page B1 (Male) and I think our kids are smart enough to know that Trinity, Male and St. X are the premier programs in 6A football. If you want to win a championship, the road sometimes goes through all three of them, or sometimes two. The best-case scenario would be just one of them, but that’s rare. “I think anytime you play against a program of this caliber — they’re one of the top teams in the state year in and year out — so we look at it as a good thing. If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.” Last week against Fern Creek (8-4), the Male defense sacked quarterback Brian Hynes eight times and forced him out of the pocket all night long, not giving him time to throw. Male won 38-27. Mofield said the key is to try and keep Male off balance. “You don’t put all the emphasis on the O-line,” he said. “What you have to do is mix it up and have a game plan that’s varied. You can’t throw just in throwing situations. You have to throw on short yardage situations and at various times during the game. You have to do things to mix it up because if you don’t and you let them pin their ears back, they’ll come after you.” Hynes was just 3-for-22 for 96 yards against Male, and Fern Creek had just 114 yards of total offense of 53 plays. But Male didn’t play a perfect game, as quarterback Justin Langdon threw three interceptions. The current nine-game winning streak, which is

Cup From page B1 going through the off-season, staying focused on the right things. Working through the year, and just to be fighting for a championship let alone win the second one this year. I was going to be so proud of my guys before the Chase started. Then we got on a tear and won all the races.” Johnson ended up winning by 77 points over Gordon after enjoying a 56-point margin over Kenseth a year prior. Last season it was five wins, 13 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes that led Johnson to the title. Gordon topped those numbers this year with six wins, 21 top-five runs and 30 top-10 finishes, but it wasn’t enough in one of the most dominating finishes to the season in series history. “We have a lot to be proud of and happy about this year,” Gordon said. “It’s been a great year. But it’s bittersweet for us because to come up short — I’ve never been in this position before. Every championship, well, I guess maybe in ’04, but in all the other years when we’ve had

Knox From page B1 moved up two weight classes for the tournament, saying he prefers to fight at 185 pounds, which actually would put him in the Middleweight Division. Stelly also said he is auditioning for the next season of Spike TV’s hit reality series “The Ultimate Fighter,” the show that brought MMA fighting into mainstream America. Stelly said he agrees with the Army adopting MMA style fighting into its combatives training. “It’s a more realistic fighting form and it’s easier to train soldiers on, and they usually train harder because there’s a built-in form of competition,” he said. Sgt. 1st Class Kenny Rogers, one of the event coordinators, said the tournament focuses on the skills soldiers need to know when serving overseas in combat environments. “The Army realized there was an important need to train soldiers how to fight

Friday, November 23, 2007

Back to back As coach Larry Mofield said during his post game

speech, Meade County is playing football Thanksgiving weekend for the first time since 1991, and there’s nothing better than turkey and football for Greenwave fans and players alike. For the second straight year, Meade County won the 2nd District championship and Mofield got the Gatorade bath. Last year it was John Hardin that wilted 13-6 under Meade’s suffocating defense. This time, Nelson County fell victim 13-7 under a similar tidal crush. The Greenwave embarrassed the Cardinals at home 45-21 on Sept. 21. But it was a different Nelson County team that took Hamilton Field in Death Valley Friday. “For a championship game, that’s what you expect,” assistant coach Glen Wilson said. “Two teams battling for a title is going to go down to the wire. They’re leaps and bounds better. They gained a lot of confidence in what they do and they’ve gotten better at it.” Meade County started its first drive running the ball right at Nelson County. Junior fullback Alex Furnival took his first carry 17 yards up the middle and sophomore running back Tommy Arnold took the next carry 31 yards. Meade went 71 yards on five carries down to the Nelson County 11-yard line, but junior running back Doug Wells fumbled and Nelson County recovered. After forcing three-andout, Meade took over on the Nelson 42. On third-and-7, senior quarterback J.L. Cannady hit a wide-open Daniel Allen down the left sideline. Allen dropped what would have been a sure touchdown and Meade had to punt. Instead of hanging his head,

Allen came right back and stopped senior Nick Stinnett’s punt from crossing the goal line, saving a touchback and forcing Nelson to start out on its own 1-yard line. “It helped me get back in the right mindset and get focused because letting my team down and dropping a touchdown is tough,” Allen said. “Especially since it was 0-0 in a big game, win or go home. (The touchback save) helped a little bit. Dropping catches is the worst feeling in the world for a receiver.” The Meade defense again forced three-and-out and had another short field, taking over on the Cardinals’ 34-yard line, but this time Arnold fumbled, giving the ball right back to Nelson. For the rest of the half, neither team could get anything going and Nelson missed a 37-yard field goal. Cannady, who finished 9-of-15 for 162 yards and a rushing touchdown, hit Stinnett over the middle for what would have been a big 27-yard completion, but it was called back because of a penalty, which set Meade back to secondand-32. The Meade County coaching staff let the team have it during halftime. “They were ripping us,” Allen said. “Especially after the turnovers and dropped passes in the first half. We gave up probably 21 points so we got a butt chewing.” Mofield said the staff challenged the players at halftime. “We just wanted to come out and make some plays,” he said. “We were kind of sitting around, getting out hit and that was frustrating. We go in 0-0 and we’re looking at the kids and it was almost like we were down 21-0. We

told them, ‘We get the ball first, let’s make something happen.’ And they did.” Cannady engineered a 75-yard drive that culminated in the first score of the game on the opening drive of the second half. On thirdand-10, Cannady hit Stinnett over the middle for 40-yard gain down to the Nelson 17-yard line to keep the drive alive. Stinnett, who had two catches for 67 yards and a rushing touchdown, made the catch with a defender on his back for the play of the game. The Meade County rushing attack came back to life with Furnival busting up the middle for 11yards and finishing the drive off on the next play with a 6-yard touchdown run after stampeding over a Nelson County defender at the goal line. After a Nelson punt, Meade received on its own 26-yard line. During the drive, Furnival carried five times for 50 yards. At one point on thirdand-6, Cannady connected with senior receiver Brandon Barr for a drive-saving 13-yard completion. Stinnett capped the drive off with a 4-yard touchdown run and Williams missed the extra point, giving Meade a 13-0 lead with 11:06 remaining. Nelson got on the board after taking over with just 3:45 left in the game. Quarterback Tyler Martinez marched the Cards 80 yards in 11 plays. The Greenwave defense made its biggest mistakes of the night, allowing Nelson County to convert on thirdand-10 on two separate occasions during the drive. On second-and-3 from the Meade 29-yard line, Martinez threw up a prayer that was caught by running back De’Sean Patterson in the endzone for a touchdown.

After the PAT, Nelson had to onside kick but senior lineman Eric Whalen recovered at midfield and Cannady took a knee twice to run off the final seconds. Mofield praised Nelson County for its midseason turn around. “Any time you win a football game at this point in the year, it’s a good win,” he said. “We made a couple of mistakes but the biggest thing is our kids came back and showed a tremendous amount of character. The team we beat tonight is a good football team.” Furnival, who had 136 yards on 19 carries, agreed. “It was a totally different team,” he said. “They did a complete 180 and I was really impressed by them. They were 100 percent better.” Mofield credited the senior class and home faithful for leading the team to victory. “The seniors stepped up and made a lot of plays tonight,” he said. “It’s a team effort, but seniors lead and they led us tonight. The fan support was great. I heard the crowd back there cheering and our kids feed off the energy of the people that come and watch this team. I just hope they follow us up to (Male) next week because this is all about the kids. They’ve fought all season and we’ve been on them this year because we care about them and we don’t want them to settle for a second rate version of themselves.” Allen said this team feels like it can win it all. “As long as we keep practicing and playing hard — we’ll have to play better than we played tonight — we can go all the way to the championship, I believe,” he said.

the year like we had this year we’ve been the ones to go out there and put the pressure on the competition. So it’s a great learning experience for us and we’re not done yet. We’ll just try to go out there and do it next year.” The first half of The Chase was just average for Johnson, but then he and his team got hot, winning four straight and scoring five top-10 finishes to end the season. Gordon himself won two races and his worst finish of The Chase was 11th, but he fell short of the drive for five titles for the sixth straight year. “It’s unbelievable,” Hendrick said. “You dream about winning one of those, and doing it back-to-back, it’s really special. To have the two cars run like this all year it’s great. I think the most gratifying thing to me was during the race and after the race the way the 24 team handled it. I told them before the race that I was going to the guy that finished second first, and I did. And everybody just, they’re happy for each other.” Richard Childress Racing second-year man Clint Bowyer finished a career-best third in The Chase and was followed by Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.

Hendrick Motorsports can now bask in the glory of winning its seventh Cup title, having three of its drivers finishing in the top-5 in the final points, and the fourth (Casey Mears) finishing a career-best 15th, while all four combined to win half of the series’ 36 events. “There’s a lot more championships, I hope, out there for us,” Knaus said. “I didn’t put a number on it in my dreams when I was a kid of how many we’d win. I know that it’s definitely a ride I don’t want to get off of. I hope we can go three or four more, or three or four championships. They say a dynasty is anything over three, and we’re on two. So you know, we go for three, and then we try to break that. That is something that I would be very, very proud of.” Hendrick may not have a dynasty just yet, but he’s certainly cornered the market when it comes to assembling a lot of the game’s top talent. He’s got a four-time champion in Gordon, a back-toback champion in Johnson, a rising star in Mears, who got his first Cup win at Charlotte this year, and the sport’s biggest name in Dale Earnhardt Jr. “I’ve talked to Jimmie, and Chad, and Jeff Gordon

and all of the guys in it, and they’ve already started to work together,” Hendrick said. “Tony (Eury) Junior has been there. I don’t foresee any problems at all. I think the pressure’s on me, because of (Dale Junior’s) fan base expecting him to do well. And I

said it before, if he does well it’s because of his talent. If he doesn’t, it’s going to be my fault. That’s kind of the way it works when you have multiple cars. These guys have welcomed this deal with open arms. We all decided this was something we

should do and could do. So I’ve got their support. It’s not like this is something that we’re going to have a bunch of hiccups on. I just don’t foresee it. I think it’s going to be fairly smooth. And I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

the longest in school history, has occurred because of the strength of the Meade County defense. Big Green’s Big ‘D’ has given up just 7.6 points per game during the streak and had seven interceptions — four which were returned for touchdowns before Nelson County, primarily an option team. Male is scoring 47 points per game, good for fifth in the state, and winning by 28 on average. Male likes to pound the ball on the ground, averaging 290 yards rushing per game behind the play of stellar running back Justin Green. Through the team’s first nine games, Green rushed for 1,259 yards — or 140 per game — and scored 24 touchdowns. “You just try to keep him in front of you,” Mofield said about Green. “He is a good running back and we’ll just have to do our best.” Mofield said his team would not be intimidated by Male’s tradition. “Unless you win a state championship, at some point it’s going to be over,” he said. “Right now we’re hanging on. We’re one of the final eight teams in the state and anything can happen. Sometimes you have to face giants and we’re excited about that opportunity.” Directions to Male Traditional High School: Merge onto Gene Snyder going east toward I-65. Merge onto I-65 N via exit No. 10. Take the Preston Highway exit No. 130 toward Grade Lane. Turn Left onto Preston Highway. Go four-tenths of a mile and end at Male High School. The trip is approximately an hour.

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in close-quarters combat,” he said. “We have young groups of soldiers going into the Middle East and they need to have these skills because they’re going against people who have been fighting their whole lives.” Previously, the Army’s hand-to-hand combat training focused on Judo and other self-defense moves. The current level of training, however, integrates Graci-style Jiu-Jitsu (created by the legendary Helio Graci) and the modern groundand-pound style associated with UFC greats Matt Hughes and Tito Ortiz. Fort Knox’s tournament showcased both styles, with many soldiers using arm bars, rear-naked chokes and triangle chokes to seize victory. Only one of Saturday’s matches lasted more than one five-minute round, proving how effective the training can be. Staff Sgt. Shawn Robinson, a newcomer to Fort Knox’s octagon, entered the event with low expectations but left with high hopes for the next competition. Robinson, who had some box-

ing experience and leveltwo combatives training in the Army, finished the tournament 4-1 and took home third place in the Cruiserweight Division. “I was just hoping to win a fight, but now I want to win it all,” he said. Robinson’s final match was against 1st. Lt. Matthew Morgan and nearly ended before Robinson could land a punch. Robinson exposed his backside on the ground and Morgan almost sunk in a rear-naked choke. “I knew I needed to get off the ground,” Robinson said. “(Morgan) had the hold sunk in pretty good.” Robinson broke free of the hold and spun into Morgan’s full-guard, delivering a dozen head shots until the referee stopped the bout with 2:17 remaining in the first round. Like many of the combatants, Robinson’s taste of victory left him craving more. But Robinson will have to wait until April for the next competition. “I’ll be in the next tournament and I’ll give the other Cruiserweights a run for their money,” he said.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

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Get out of our wake Swim teams look to make waves in region By Shaun T. Cox This year’s girls’ swim team is shooting to send its first qualifiers to the state meet in school history, while the boys are aiming for a repeat performance of the last two years, which the team qualified in a couple of events.

LaVertu said he would like to see the girls get at least one relay team to the state meet this year, and continue to send members of the boys’ team, both of which have an influx of young talent. “Both boys’ and girls’ teams are very young,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of seventh-, eighth- and ninthgraders on the team, more than we’ve ever had. But with that said, we’ve also got a lot of talent. From top to bottom, we’re as talented and deeper than we’ve ever been, especially on the girls’ side.” LaVertu said the girls’ 200(-yard)

medley relay team has a legitimate shot at state this year. “That would be a first for Meade County for any girls’ relays or individuals to go to state,” he said. “That relay has a shot and the good thing about it is there are two ninthgraders on it, a senior and a junior, and they’re looking great. They broke the school record by over five seconds at (Nov. 13’s) scrimmage.” Senior girls’ captain Katie Webb is the anchor. “I’m pretty pumped about it,” she said about the team’s outlook. “It looks like our relays are going


Sophomore Troy Jobe competes for the 200-meter medley relay team at a recent scrimmage against Fort Knox. to be really strong this year. We lost a good swimmer from last year in Miranda Williams, but I think we can keep our times down and possibly have a shot at state. We’ll have

to work really, really hard for that.” LaVertu said the medley team is solid at all four strokes — the breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and

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Waves try to build on region run By Shaun T. Cox


Junior forward Jonathan Ives drives around pressure during a scrimmage against Bowling Green. The pressure is on Meade County to make outside shots to open up the middle this season.

Perimeter pressure By Shaun T. Cox After losing just one senior off last year’s 23-7 boys’ basketball team that was within a last-second Owensboro dagger of reaching the region finals, this year’s roster features a wealth of experienced players, including four returning starters. Coach Jerry Garris said not having a player with the last

name “Benock” on the roster for the first time since he became Meade County’s coach six years ago is certainly going to be a big change, but the coach said his returning players are a battle-tested bunch. “We have a lot of kids back, probably more than anybody in the region,” he said. “But we also lost more than anybody in the region. We lost our leading scorer, rebounder, assists leader, shot blocker,

three-point shooter and steals leader — all in the same kid. “But at the same time, these kids we have back have been on the floor a lot. Nick’s (Stinnett) played a ton of minutes and Casey (Hubbard) played more minutes than anybody except for Riley last year. We have some kids that, it’s their turn. I hope they step up and take advantage of it.” Six-foot-two junior wing

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For the two-time defending 11th District champion Lady Waves, it’s a new season with greater expectations after last year’s near miss against Owensboro in the region semi-finals. Coach Josh Hurt said the team has its sights set on advancing toward the goal of an eventual Sweet 16 berth, but the girls know it’s a season long process that evolves throughout the course of the regular season. “Our philosophy is we want to win every game, but we’re not nearly as concerned about December and January as we are February and March,” he said. “We hope by the end of the season that we can be a team that can compete again for a regional title, and I thought last year that we were that. We hope to continue to make progress, continue to get better, and our goal is to go one step further — if not two steps — than we did last year.” Meade County came within an eyelash of knocking off Owensboro after giving up 34 fourth quarter points. The Waves were down three with the ball, but turned it over with just four seconds remaining. Senior captain Mindy Oliver said she and her teammates took a lot from that bitter defeat. “You have to leave everything out there,” she said. “We had that game until the end and I remember how Kayla (Stull) and Jasmine (Newby) felt losing their last game senior year. If we lose like that, it’s going to be tough.” Sophomore point guard Caroline Wilson said that game was a sign of good things to come. “We weren’t predicted to go far or do very much, but now we know that through hard work in practice we can get things done,” she said. “Now, this will be one of our best chances.” Hurt said the best thing about this year’s team will be its versatility. He said the Waves have options at each position and could throw a lot of different looks at teams. “It really is (fluid),” he said about the lineup. “We’re going to dress 15 kids on varsity and I don’t know what our rotation will be, yet. If it gets past 10, you’re almost playing too many. But we’ll give the kids a shot to earn their spot and earn their keep. We had to replace Jasmine and Kayla Stull, so we’ll have a couple of new people in the lineup, but it’s very


Sophomore point guard Caroline Wilson drives toward the basket during a recent scrimmage in practice.

fluid. From day to day and practice to practice, (the lineup) might change. Wilson, who will share point guard duties with senior Kim Montgomery, will move into the starting lineup to replace Newby, who is now at Kentucky State University. Wilson said Newby’s leadership and quickness will be tough to replace. Newby was the team’s second leading scorer at 11.3 points per game, while leading the team in steals, assists and deflections last year. Newby was one of the top on-the-ball defenders in the region, averaging almost five steals and nearly six deflections per game. “We knew going into this year we wouldn’t have Jasmine and she was a great leader,” Wilson said. “We knew we’d need someone to take her spot and I’m not saying I can do that, but between Kim and I, I think we can get close.” Stull’s replacement in the post will be 6-foot sophomore Bliss Powers, who earned her stripes backing up the physical Stull and banging against her in practice last year. Stull led the team in minutes played, rebounds, and was the third leading scorer at 10.5 points per game. “She taught me a lot,” Powers said. “She was hard on me but I’m glad because it’s really going to help me. Kayla Stull was such a strong rebounder and she was good offensively. I hope I can fill her shoes well enough to get us some big wins.” Hurt said this year’s team will be

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Back on the mat: grapplers poised for second season By Shaun T. Cox In year two of the Meade County High School wrestling program, the team and its coach have upped the ante on its expectations. “I expect a lot more of them,” said coach Bob Davis, the reigning 3rd Region Coach of the Year. “I expect more in practice and when we hit the mats and actually start wrestling. I think we’re going to get it, too. They’re in much better condition

than they were last year and it’s improving daily. Their technical abilities have improved — they aren’t perfect, but they’re all a lot better than they were last year. They actually see things and they’re looking for things to do instead of just waiting for something to happen to them.” Senior Cody Bruce, who finished third in the region last year in the 171-pound class, said Davis — and the team — expects nothing less than a region team title.

“Last year he said he expected a lot out of us, but not as much as we actually showed him,” he said. “This year, nothing has really changed except we want a region championship as a team. At practice we talk about it every day. We talk about PRP and Bullitt Central and he tells us that we’re going to beat them this year. He expects it and he wants us to do well statewide.” Meade County is not the favorite heading into the

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James Childress works on Austin Curtis during Monday’s Meet the Team opening night scrimmage at the Meade County High School Freshman Academy. Childress won by pinfall.

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Pressure From page B3 Jonathan Ives started 11 games last year, scoring about five points per game, and said everyone will have to take up the slack to replace Benock’s nearly 18 points per game. “Having four returning starters and seven senior leaders is going to help,” he said. “We have to have guys step up and find a way to score. Our defense is always going to be sharp, but scoring might limit us in some games.” The biggest hole might be on the perimeter, where Benock hit 87 three-pointers last season. Ives said the team is working hard to fill that void. “Eric Thomas is a really good shooter who’s really improved. I think Coach likes what he’s been doing so far. Rob is known for his defense but he can shoot it from outside. I had games last year, like at the beginning of the season, where I shot OK. Midway through I hit a slump, but I’m going to do my part to try to help fill the loss. It’s going to be tough, but having everybody do their part is going to help us.” Garris said outside shooting is one of his biggest concerns heading in. “Casey has shot the ball well in practice and so has Jonathan, but it’s different when you turn the lights on,” he said. “Those two guys and Rob will have to take up a lot of slack and all three are capable.” Garris pointed out the fact that Williams, a 6-foot guard, shot more than 40 percent on nearly 60 attempts last year, and Hubbard, a 5-8 point guard, shot 37 percent on 50 attempts. He said that while Ives struggled at times, he still ended up making nearly 35 percent of 52 attempts, a respectable number. “They shot it well last year,” he said. “Jonathan went through a stretch where he couldn’t buy one, but I think he’s a lot better shooter than that. The difference is they’ll have to make them being guarded a little harder than they were last year and they’ll have to take more shots.” Garris said outside shooting was crucial to open up space for the team’s strong inside game led by Roe and Stinnett, the top two returning scorers at 6.55 and 13.3 points per game, respectively. “I think our bread and butter will be inside,” he said. “I think we’ll see a lot of zone (defense) and we’ll have to knock down shots. That hurt us over the summer because we couldn’t make them consistently. If we’re going to have some success, we’ll have to be able to knock it down. If we don’t, Nick will get covered up and we’ll have a hard time getting him the ball.” Garris said one way the team can help itself is by

holding teams to one shot. Roe and Stinnett averaged 10 boards between them, while no one else that played a lot of minutes averaged two. “Chris and Nick are going to have to bump their rebounds up two or three per game,” he said. “Ives is going to have to rebound and he didn’t have to a whole lot last year. Rob and Eric Whalen are going to have to get some rebounds, and I think Doug Wells can help us out on the boards and on the defensive end, too. “It’s not something where someone will have to go out and get 12 or 15 a night, but we’ll need a few guys in that four to seven range. Chris Roe had 17 in the region semi-finals and I don’t expect that out of him every night, but he’s capable of doing that. All rebounding is whether you want the basketball or not.” Ives said the team’s toughness will go a long way on the glass and the Greenwave should dominate the backboards this year. “Chris, (Eric) and Nick are all physical,” he said. “As far as rebounding goes, we should not lose a game on the boards this season.” Garris agreed with Ives’ assessment about the tough nature of this year’s team. “This group is going to be physical, which is another good aspect for us because a lot of teams in the 3rd (Region) don’t play as physical as what we will,” he said. “I think that’s to our advantage because they won’t see it as much as we will up this way. The district we play in and the competition we see is a lot more physical than out in the region and that helps us out.” The other big concern Garris has, which he said he welcomes, is the late addition of six key contributors to this team due to the football team’s postseason successes. Stinnett, Whalen, Roe, Williams, Wells, and senior Jeremiah Mann are all integral parts of the football team. “Where it hurts them is conditioning-wise,” he said. “Football and basketball are two different things and they’ll have to play their way into shape. That’s where they’ll have problems, along with ball handling. Just get-

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Senior Casey Hubbard, left, returns as the starting point guard. Hubbard played the second most minutes on the team last year. This year, Hubbard will be counted on to provide more of a scoring threat from the outside to open things up in the post.

A NN’S CLEANING SERVICE, INC. Specializing in Residential & Commercial Cleanings • Free Estimates! • Licensed, Insured & Bonded! • In Business Since 1990! ting used to having that ball in your hands takes time.” If the football team makes it all the way to the state championship, the six players wouldn’t be available until the Dec. 15 game against Muhlenberg North — after Meade will have already played two district games. Garris said he’s even thought about delaying the start of the season to give the football players more time to get their legs under them. “I’ve thought in the past about pushing back the start of the season a week because the football team is always going to have success,” he said. “We’re always going to be in this situation and hopefully we are in this situation every year. Those kids that play football bring us that toughness and a lot to the table. They compete, they win and they bring that attitude and I like that. “We’re used to not having them. The difference this year is we don’t have any basketball players. We have football, soccer and baseball players, but not anybody where basketball is it for them.” Garris said because all six are such a big part of everything the football team does, they should be in better shape than in years past. “I think this group will come in more conditioned than they have before because I think, with the exception of Jeremiah, they’re all playing both ways,” he said. “They’re on the field more than they were in the past and that’s going to help. “I think if you watch us every year, we start slow. In mid-January you’ll see us start to pick it up be-

Greenwave Varsity Basketball Roster No. Name Class Pos. 5 Jeremiah Mann Sr. G 10 Casey Hubbard Sr. G 12 Rob Williams Sr. F 23 Eric Thomas Sr. F 32 Nick Stinnett Sr. C 35 Chris Roe Sr. F 45 Eric Whalen Sr. C 2 Braden Pace Jr. G 14 Johnathon Ives Jr. F 22 Josh Kinser Jr. C 25 Ethan Brangers Jr. C 44 Doug Wells Jr. F 15 Isaiah Satram So. G 20 Aaron Ford So. F 24 Charles Satram So. G 33 Will Campbell So. F 30 Brent Baize Fr. F

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2007 Greenwave Basketball Schedule Date Opponent Site Time Nov. 27 Louisville Butler Home 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 Louisville Doss Home 8 p.m. Dec. 4 Hancock County Home 8 p.m. Dec. 6 Breck. County Away 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 Campbellsville Home 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 Muhlenberg No. Away 7 p.m. Dec. 20-22 Smokey Mnt. Away TBA Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29 Pikeville Inv. Away TBA Jan. 5 Hancock County Away 8 p.m. Jan. 8 North Hardin Home 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 John Hardin Away 6 p.m. Jan. 15 Owensboro Cath. Away 8 p.m. Jan. 18 Frederick Fraize Home 8 p.m. Jan. 26 Floyd Central Away 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 Daviess County Away 8 p.m. Feb. 1 Breck. County Home 8 p.m. Feb. 8 Ohio County Away 8 p.m. Feb. 9 Frederick Fraize Away 6 p.m. Feb. 12 Grayson County Home 8 p.m. Feb. 15 Apollo Home 8 p.m. Feb. 19 LaRue County Home 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 Central Hardin Away 6 p.m.

cause they’re in better shape and they’re more comfortable with the ball in their hands.” Like the Lady Waves, the boys’ team hasn’t lost a game to a district opponent since realignment in 2005. Garris said that’s a record he holds dear, even though that means Meade County will get every other district opponent’s best shot. “I hope it stays that way,” he said. “I like that position a whole lot better than being the hunter. I’d rather have the target on our back than what it’s been in the past. I’m really proud of that. It’s something these last two teams have gotten going and hopefully this bunch has enough pride — and I think they do — to want to keep that going. If we get to playing the way we’re capable of playing, we can do that again. It won’t be easy this year, with games against archrival Breckinridge County and Hancock County the second week of the season. Ives said no one on this team wants to be remembered for losing the first game to a district opponent. “It’s very important to be able to walk into those gyms and say ‘Hey, we haven’t lost to you guys in two years,’” he said. “It means a lot to us to keep that going. It will be difficult to have that pressure riding on us and the only way to beat it is to play our game.”

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Waves From page B3 formidable in the post, with several players who will contribute. “What we’re really going to be able to do is, we have two 6-foot kids in Scarlet and Bliss Powers,â€? he said. “Scarlet is just a freshman and Bliss is just a sophomore. We have Carly Evans, who is injured right now, and Kayla Fackler, who are both quick post players. Chelsea Stinnett and Alexa Adams fall into that category of not being as tall, but quicker.â€? Bliss and Scarlet Powers, who are cousins, could be a 12-foot combined dynamic duo at the center position for the next three years and Bliss said this team will be a force on the glass. “Scarlet ‌ and (I are) the same height, so she’ll be able to rebound for us, too,â€? Bliss said. “She’s also a pretty good ball handler. Carly is a good rebounder and I think we’ll be a good rebounding team together.â€? Hurt said he doesn’t think he’s ever had so many different lineups to throw at the opposition. “We have interchangeable parts that we haven’t had in the past and we’ll be able to match up with people,â€? he said. “We’ll be able to go game to game, situation to situation and give people different looks. If we need to pound it into the post, we’ll be able to do that against teams that aren’t as big. If we need to show off our quickness, we’ll be able to put five kids in there that can get up and down the floor. If we need to mix it, we can do that, too. We’re really looking forward to a little more flexibility for me and I’m excited about that.â€? The biggest thing, Hurt said, will be seeing what works best early on. “We just want to go into the early part of our season, it’s the tough part of our schedule — the whole schedule is tough — and we just want to get a sense of where we are, who can play, figure our lineup out and what we need to do X- and 0-wise by late January,â€? he said. “By early February, we need to gel into a team that can compete to go to the state tournament.â€? The team opens play Tuesday at Elizabethtown, followed by a matchup at reigning 3rd Region champ Muhlenberg North. Hurt said several top players from the region have graduated. “Owensboro was a very good team and they were probably better last year than they will be this year,â€? he said. “They had three 6-footers on their front line and Ashley Prince is playing for Georgetown College this year, so that’s one player we won’t have to defend. Brittany Douglas, their point guard, also is gone. They’ll have some parts to replace as does everybody in our region, except Muhlenberg North. They only lost one re-

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ally good player.� Two years ago, Meade County jumped from the 17th District to the 11th. Since that time, the Waves have yet to lose a district game. Oliver said the girls plan to keep that streak going. “It will be tough but I think we can do it,� she said. “We have a good enough team that we can make it three years in a row. I think we can get another district championship by the way we’ve been playing in practice, we just need to get a few more things straightened out before we play E-town.� Meade County opens district play Dec. 7 at arch rival Breckinridge County. Hurt said the team will face

its stiffest opposition to the crown this year. “When you go 16-0 in district play over two years like we have and the boys have, the bulls eye will be on our backs,� he said. “Hancock County has a lot of really talented freshmen and sophomores, but I think the team that will be really competitive this year is Breckinridge County. They’ve had really good freshmen and sophomores for a while now and they’ve been playing together for a while. They have a dynamite freshman in the (Julie) Jarboe kid who’s going to join them this year. They’re going to break out and contend with us for the district and maybe even be

a dark horse for the region title.� Hurt said his team is still the champ and someone will have to take that title away. “They’ll be awfully tough and it’s going to get tougher, but we still feel like we’re the favorite until somebody beats us,� he said. “We’ll approach it like it’s our district until somebody knocks us off.�

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2007 Lady Waves Schedule Date Opponent Site Nov. 27 Elizabethtown Away Nov. 30 Muhlenberg No. Away Dec. 3 Grayson County Home Dec. 7 Breckinridge Co. Away Dec. 8 Apollo Away Dec. 10 Ohio County Home Dec. 14 John Hardin Away Dec. 15 Hancock County Home Dec. 20 Smoky Mtn. Classic Away Dec. 26 Gallatin County Away Jan. 3 Floyd Central, IN Away Jan. 10 Hancock County Away Jan. 12 Edmonson Co. Away Jan. 18 Frederick Fraize Home Jan. 24 Breckinridge Co. Home Jan. 29 North Hardin Home Jan. 31 Owensboro Home Feb. 2 Fort Knox Home Feb. 7 South Oldham Away Feb. 9 Frederick Fraize Away Feb. 16 Muhlenberg So. Home Feb. 18 Owensboro Ca. Home Feb. 22 Central Hardin Away

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From page B3 season, but Davis said he doesn’t think there are any teams head and shoulders above the Greenwave. “PRP and Bullitt Central are the top of the region right now, and I want a piece of the top,” he said. “We’ll have to go through them to get there. “We made a name statewide and I’m not afraid to say that. I think we opened some eyes in Louisville for sure, and we have people leery of us down in the 2nd Region as well. They’re not afraid to jump on the mat with us because they know they can still throw us around, but they also know that we’re going to take a few — we’re going to get our punches in as well.” Davis said the team has greatly improved its technical mat skills and strength during the off-season. “Technique is the biggest area we’ve seen a jump,” he said. “Our weight lifting program over the offseason also was wonderful. We came in at 6:30 in the morning Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the kids have really improved their strength. That’s what some of them needed. My 103-pounder, James Childress, can bench press 175 pounds right now and I’m just proud of all of them. My 140, Ethan Medley, has really improved, and we put so much weight on Cody that he had to move up a weight class to 189 because he couldn’t stay down at 171.” Bruce said the team is much more prepared. “This year, we’ll take what we learned last year and really be able to apply it,” he said. “We actually know what we’re doing now so it won’t be all instinct. We’re just as mean but now we have some technique to go along with it. Nathan (Kelch) and a few other guys won’t just be muscling the whole time. Arthur will be doing the same things he was last year, but the rest of us now have some experience under our belts. We’ll be more competitive and not get thrown on our backs as much.” Bruce also said he welcomed moving up a weight class because he had such a hard time maintaining his weight last year. “The competition will

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backstroke. “Megan Spilman is an incredible backstroker and she’s just a freshman,” he said. “We have an incredible breaststroker in Lisa Hurt, who also is just a freshman. She already holds two or three school records. Valerie Hobbs … has really stepped up for me. Katie Webb’s … butterfly is very solid. That’s her specialty, the 100 fly.” Webb said it was every swimmer’s dream to qualify for state, and agreed this year’s team is loaded with up-and-comers. “Some new swimmers have really stepped up and impressed me with their talent and hard work,” she said. “Jessie Coppage (freshman) is going to be really good. Rebecca Hicks used to swim for E-town and she’s pretty good. Morgan Spinks is good — we have a lot of young talent.” LaVertu said the boys’ relays are working hard to improve times and try to find someone to replace its No. 1 swimmer, junior Troy Jobe, so he can focus more on individual events. “We want to continue improving and we’ve got to find some kids that can swim the backstroke and breaststroke,” he said. “I only have one kid that can swim each that are really solid — Troy in the back and Alex Medley in the breast. I’d like to find at least one, if not two, more that can swim each event. I really need someone in the 200 and somebody to step up in the 500. If I can find those keys to the team this year, we’re going to be very good.”

“We’ve got two good (butter)flyers in Matt Spilman and Clay Mills. Troy is incredible in the backstroke and Alex Medley is as solid as can be in the breaststroke. For the 200 and 400 relays, we have to go all out every day to try to get those times where they need to be. The medley relay will be tough because I really need Troy in two individual events.” LaVertu said Jobe has a great shot at going to state in two events, the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley, and he hopes to have the flexibility with his roster to let him compete. Captain Matt Spilman said he was impressed with some of the new talent on the boys’ side and he would like to see the team improve over last year’s performance. “It’s my last year and I just hope to help get the swim team to be the best it’s ever been,” he said. “We’ve got some great young kids, new freshmen and middle schoolers, and they are awesome. There are bunch of kids who have improved from the first day and I think its great. “T.J. Osbourne, who’s a seventh grader that practiced during the summer, is doing really well. Then there’s Tate Wilson, also a seventhgrader, who still needs to improve but he’s there.” LaVertu said the toughest competition in the 3rd Region is Woodford County year in, year out. The region is always very competitive, with Woodford County always being the top team,” he said. “They’re the benchmark, the team you have to shoot for every year. Boyle County, Danville and Scott County are also major players in the region. “Last year with the boys

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be just as good if not better than 171,” he said. “I’ll be more in my natural range because last year I had to lose so much weight and I was worn out by the time I got to the matches. I still have to lose weight this year, but I’m averaging about 192. I’ll have more energy and I’m a lot stronger, faster and smarter, so I know I’ll be able to compete and hopefully, I can win the region.” Davis said he didn’t make any drastic changes to the schedule, except the team does have more home meets this year — five in all, including the Meade County Classic. The invitational tournament will feature DeSales, Western, Central (preseason No. 16), Central Hardin and Fort Knox on Dec. 29. “The schedule stayed pretty much the same,” Davis said. “We have several tournaments that we’re in this year and we’ll probably


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Bass fishing when the water gets cold By Johnnie Crain Here in the upper Midwest, our bass fishing season will come to a halt, not due to a closed season, but a layer of ice that will soon form on our lakes and backwaters. But, until the ice closes the ramps, good bass fishing may still be found and some of the fish may be of better quality size than during the summer. Where to Find Early Winter Bass Bass in early winter/late fall will continue to feed until the water temperature drops below 40 degrees. Some of my best bass fishing has occurred when the water was 43 to 45 degrees. The bass are a lot more active during this period than some anglers believe. I have my best luck when thinking vertically — I look for areas with some cover where there is a significant drop-off from the shoreline. Many of my larger bass are caught in 15 to 18 feet of water — the sharper the drop

the better. Sometime during the day these fish will rise from the drop-off and cruise the shoreline looking for slow moving minnows or crawfish. These forays are brief, so I don’t really count on them. I’d rather fish the deeper water where the fish are staging for winter. Short, main lake points are another good place to seek cold water bass. The bass move up on the points looking for bait fish and then suspend out away from the point in deeper water. Make casts parallel to the points, fishing both sides. If possible, I will find steep rock bluffs. Often these bluffs have deep-water access, are shielded from the cold, north wind and rocks hold some of the warmth from any existing sunshine throughout the day. I cast parallel to the bluffs and concentrate my cast in the deeper water zone. Best Bites With few exceptions, deep

diving crankbaits have been great for fall/winter bass fishing. These baits get down to the strike zone, imitate a fleeing baitfish and offer a slow moving target bass can’t resist. I use B&D Custom crankbaits or Poe’s 400 cranks to reach these fish. These baits have always produced, even down to the 20-foot-plus zone. Colors include crawfish, brown or green, shad, spook (white-gray) and fire tiger depending on the water color. Use the brighter baits for stained water, and plainer hues for clear water. I like to cast along the bluff from the other direction, then turn around and cover the bluff from the other direction. Sometimes, cold water bass face a certain direction, and if not actively feeding, may not turn around to chase bait. Jig and Pig The jig and pig is another great cold water bait. I resort to it when fish are simply too sluggish to chase.

I like brown jigs tipped with a brown No. 11 Pork frog, or a black and blue tipper with a black No. 11 frog. I fish these baits slowly across the bottom in a slowswimming motion. Make it easy for the bass to see and pick up the bait. I cast these baits right into the face of the bluff and allow the bait to free fall down through the depths until it reaches the bottom. For points, I cast alongside the point and slowly work it out deeper. Final Notes Try to locate bluffs and points that are protected from north and east winds. Look for sunlit banks with rock cover that will hold warmth. Make long, parallel cast to structure. Fish deeper than normal. Dress warm — the breeze off the 45 degree water can be cold and uncomfortable. Fish baits which you can control the speed and work banks in both directions. God bless and good fishin’.

Reciprocal Ohio River fishing agreement between Kentucky and Indiana amended Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife FRANKFORT — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently amended the reciprocal agreement on the Ohio River for sport and commercial fishing. Kentucky anglers may still fish from a boat on the main stem of the Ohio River, except tributaries or embayments, on a Kentucky fishing license and must follow Kentucky fishing regulations. Kentucky anglers may also stand on the Indiana bank and fish, but must follow Indiana fishing regulations. Kentucky anglers may no longer snag fish in Indiana waters on the Ohio River. “It was a pretty signifi-

cant fishery below Markland Dam,” said Benjy Kinman, director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The Indiana bank of the Ohio River is off-limits to snagging for all fish species. This is the result of an Indiana undercover operation that revealed most of the sport fish snagging was for illegal commercial purposes.” Snagging is not legal from a boat on any waters in Kentucky or Indiana. Anglers fishing Indiana waters on a sport fishing license may not take or possess paddlefish. Sport fish snagging is still allowed from Kentucky’s shoreline. There is a daily limit of 2 paddlefish with no culling of fish.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

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The Community Calendar is a free service to community groups and organizations for event announcements. However, if you have an event where there is a charge listed there will be a $7 flat fee for each time the announcement runs. No beauty pageants or yard sales. The News Standard office is located at 1065 Old Ekron Rd. Call 270-422-4542 or e-mail Deadline for Friday’s paper is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Dressed (in) Fresh Intentions Music lover’s hookup Raw rock Old portico Crew supply Shoulder bags Without delay Mushroom seeds Atmosphere Altar constellation Grayish butterflies Greek vowels “This tastes terrible!” Aunt in “Oklahoma!” Id counterpart Skin opening 9-to-5’ers await it Em halves Lead-in to “bird!” or “plane!” Dire Textbook chapter Spoof Fiddlers three beckoner State with conviction Melody One side of the Urals Tear Chances, for short Swag

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Repeated Double agent Back talk Acct. 100 percent Politico Stevenson Dine Past End a sentence with “or else!” Early arrivals? Khan title Bean type Bit of trickery Surround

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Scamp Round Table address Despot Four-star review “Arrivederci” Just passable Medley Tidy Energy

ANNOUNCEMENTS •The Vine Grove Community Center, located at 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 to play or listen. Open to the 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 270877-2422. You can also download forms at Friday, November 23 •Rock Ridge Community block watch meeting, 7 p.m. at the Meade County Fire Department, station 2 off KY 933. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 270-828-6651 or e-mail Saturday, November 24 •Christmas Light Up By The River will begin at noon, with crafts booths, entertainment at 1 p.m., and the lighting of the lights at dusk, with a visit from Santa at 5:15 p.m. There will be fireworks at 5:45 p.m. immediately following visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Monday, November 26 •The Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce “Hall of Trees”, at the Vine Grove Community Center. (Will run through December). •The Meade County Extension Office will be closed Thanksgiving Day through Nov. 26.

This Week’s Horoscopes ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Restless Rams and

Ewes might want to let others finish a current project while they start something new. But if you do, you could risk losing out on a future opportunity. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s creative forces start revving up as you plan for the upcoming holidays. Some practical aspects also emerge, especially where money is involved. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Moments of doubt disrupt your otherwise clear sense of purpose. Don’t ignore them. They could be telling you not to rush into anything until you know more about it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A planned trip might

have to be delayed. Plan to use this new free time to update your skills and your resume so you’ll be ready when a new job opportunity opens. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A flood of holiday party

bids from business contacts allows you to mix work and pleasure. Your knowledge plus your Leonine charm wins you a new slew of admirers. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected act by a colleague complicates an agreement, causing delays in implementing it. Check out the motive for this move: It’s not what you might suspect. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might

want to cut ties with an ingrate who seems to have forgotten your past generosity. But there might be a reason for this behavior that you should know about. Ask. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful not to set things in stone. Much could happen over the next several days that will make you rethink some decisions and maybe change them. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)

Your plans to help provide holiday cheer for the less fortunate inspire others to follow your generous example. Expect welcome news by week’s end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You’re

in your glory as you start planning for the holiday season ahead. But leave time to deal with a problem that needs a quick and fair resolution.

Last Week’s Solutions

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AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) The upcoming holiday season provides a perfect setting for strengthening relationships with kin and others. A new contact has important information. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Instead of fretting over a cutting remark by a co-worker, chalk it up to an outburst of envy of your well-respected status among both your colleagues and superiors. BORN THIS WEEK: You instinctively know when to be serious and when to be humorous — attributes everyone finds endearing.

(c) 2007 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Tuesday, November 27 •Come one, come all, come to the Royal Ball at the Meade County Public Library. Princess Courtney,and her special guest cordially invite you to attend the Annex Royal Ball on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the library annex. All library programs are accessible to those with disabilities. Call and let us know what you need to join us, 4222094. Thursday, November 29 •Ekron Elementary School, Site Base Decision Making Council in the school library at 3:45 p.m. •The City of Vine Grove, Town Hall Meeting, will be at 6 p.m., at the Vine Grove Community Center. There will be a free chili supper. Friday, November 30 •“A Dickens Evening”, 5 p.m. We encourage everyone to dress in Victorian costume. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available. Town merchants will have open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be in Jenny’s Park. We will have an Organ Grinder with his monkey. The City of Vine Grove will provide complimentary cider and marshmallows for roasting. A candle lighting ceremony will be held at 6:15 p.m. and the evening will end with a community Christmas sing-a-long in Jenny’s Park. •Medco of Brandenburg will have their second annual Light Up Medco at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 1 •Dickens of a Christmas — Breakfast with Mrs. Claus will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Brown Street Education Center cafeteria with carolers entertaining from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Vendors in Brown Street Gym. 6 p.m. at Vine Grove Woman’s Club Home Tours. •Town Hall Meeting at Vine Grove Community Center. Entertainment begins and free chili supper at 4 p.m., “Christmas in the Kids” auction at 5 p.m. •“Wonderland in the Park” begins at 6 p.m. in the Optimist Park. It will run through January 1. Monday, December 3 •Cancellation — The Meade County Republican Party meeting will be canceled. Friday, December 7 •A Christmas Home Tour in Historic Bardstown will be helf from 3 to 9 p.m. It is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and consists of private historic homes, as well as more recently built homes. Also included will be the Federal Hill mansion, located in My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Tickets are $15 and are available Thanksgiving weekend at the Tourism Office. Saturday, December 8 •The Jingle Bell Ball will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Farm Bureau Community Building located at the Meade County Fairgrounds.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Sights of the

Season From Indian braves to holiday pageant queens, the beginnings of a new holiday season unfolded around Meade County this week. Boys and girls at Ekron Elementary School shared a Thanksgiving meal together as they adorned pilgrim costumes, while students at Battletown Elementary School performed their best turkey impersonations and sang for family and friends. Area youth ages two to 14 donned seasonal reds, whites and greens during the third annual Christmas Pageant held Saturday, Nov. 17. The pageant was hosted by the Meade County Cheerleaders and was held at the Brandenburg Primary School.

The News Standard/Betsy Simon


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