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BRAC will be ‘bigger than Ford, Toyota and UPS’ By Laura Saylor ELIZABETHTOWN — State Sen. Elizabeth Tori, RRadcliff, said the Fort Knox Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) will become bigger than Ford, Toyota and UPS in regards to the payroll and tax revenue it will create for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Tori, along with other state, local and Army of-

ficials who comprise the Governor’s BRAC Task Force, met Friday morning in Elizabethtown to further progress as the Lincoln Trail area prepares for exponential growth stemming from Fort Knox’s expansion. Through BRAC, Fort Knox will send its Armor Center and School to Fort Benning, Ga. and will transition to become the new home of the Human Resources Command and an Infantry Bri-

gade Combat Team. More than 4,000 soldiers and civilians are estimated to move to the area by 2011. Tori is pushing to have the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate approve the BRAC Bond Bill, which will appropriate $294 million in federal funding to the various projects connected with BRAC, such as infrastructure, education, health care and job training. Col. Mark Needham, Fort

Knox Garrison commander, said BRAC expansion already is in effect and ground has been broken for every major facility construction project on post. “Now, about 1,300 people are here so far because of BRAC,” Needham said. “We continue to grow. It’s happening. It’s well on its way.” Chairpersons of the task force’s various subcommittees gave input on the status of their respective projects

such as education, health and social services, workforce development and economic development. Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways in District 4 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said the construction project for widening portions of Wilson Road failed to meet their November target, but will continue to work through the winter to have the project complet-

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Road taxing districts led to nearly $90,000 loss this year By Charles L. Westmoreland

By Shaun T. Cox BRANDENBURG — Two elected officials joined Meade County business leaders yesterday to hear local concerns about key issues the General Assembly will vote on when it convenes next month. State Representative Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, and state Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, were at Homeplate Restaurant for a question and answer session over breakfast. The event was sponsored by the Meade County Chamber of Commerce. Greer, representing the 27th District, and Gibson, representing the 5th District as the majority whip, spoke for about 10 minutes each, pointing out a few key issues that will come up during the General Assembly, which will convene Jan. 8. “I had a strong feeling when I ran for this job and that’s projects, projects, projects for my district,” Gibson said. “I felt like the district was being left out. I feel good about the past three years and how my district has been represented.” Gibson said the state is looking at about $10 billion coming in and he wants to find the funds for projects this area needs. Gibson said there will be $129 to $130 million appropriated for transportation and he assured those in attendance that Meade County will be represented in those funds. Greer and Gibson hit on several common issues, but Greer said at the forefront for him is always going to be education. “Math and Science is where the future is with our young people for employment opportunities,” he said. “I do not favor paying math and science teachers this amount, and then paying English teachers this amount. I think that’s wrong. That makes that English teacher feel like, ‘I’m not too important.’” Greer said he thinks student loan forgiveness for Kentuckians who choose to stay in the state and teach math and science is one option that should be considered. Both Greer and Gibson spoke about the importance of extending state Route 933 to the county’s industrial park. Greer also said it’s important for state Route 313 to connect Meade County with Interstate 65 and Hardin County.

ed by early spring. Other projects slated to begin include the Hwy. 313 extension from Radcliff to Brandenburg and an extension of Ring Road. “Federal funding will be very important to these projects,” Dunaway said. Several Task Force members said transportation and infrastructure are vital to the growth of the area and road

Fiscal Court will update its current road ordinance so Meade County can continue to adopt new roads into the county’s road service district while avoiding monetary losses. Magistrates suggested re-evaluating inflation rates annually and possibly putting a lien on properties prior to the start Next Up of roadwork. Meade County Fiscal Court hold spent $344,283 last will a special year chipping-and- meeting on sealing 11 roads and Wednesday, blacktopping anoth- Dec. 18. er, but consumed an $89,698.95 loss, Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said during Monday’s work session. A little more than $10,000 was lost because of an accounting error, he said. “Somewhere down the line we didn’t get the right figures,” he said of the 26 percent loss. “It just happened.” Magistrate Mark Hubbard called the loss an “expensive education.” Fiscal Court has not accepted any new roads this year. Meade County currently has 20 miles of gravel roads. Craycroft said five percent inflation was calculated into road costs by the previous administration but during the last few years inflation has risen beyond those figures. Roads adopted into Meade County’s road service district prior


Santa’s Helpers Santa’s elves are well into over-time, so St. Nick enlisted the help of local residents to ensure there are plenty of toys for all the girls and boys. ABOVE: Jimmy Fitz and John A. Browne organize some of the toys and clothes that have been collected for local children through the Toys for Tots and Angel Tree programs. RIGHT: John A. Browne and Tammy Hardesty unload a truck full of toys Tuesday morning into storage, where they’ll remain until the toys are distributed to families.

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County, city to increase marketing campaign By Betsy Simon BRANDENBURG — City Council received an update from Russ Powell, executive director of the Meade County Chamber of Commerce, on efforts to increase economic development and tourism in the area. Powell informed city council members about the Army’s Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC) and work being done to promote its importance during Monday night’s meeting.

“I’ve been talking to the City of Ekron, City of Muldraugh, Fiscal Court, you all and other organizations to generate support on this issue and show people how important BRAC is to us,” Powell said. “To tell you how important it is in the budget, $79.2 million has been set aside for Meade County.” BRAC is estimated to bring more than 4,000 soldiers and civilians to Fort Knox and surrounding areas by 2011 when Fort Knox’s Armor Center moves to Fort Benning, Ga. Fort Knox will

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become home to the Human Resources Command and an Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The Govenor’s BRAC Task Force met to discuss places likely to be impacted by the BRAC influx, including Meade County. Powell said the Task Force asked for a $294 million budget to be set aside for BRAC. The budget includes funding for Brandenburg’s water supply. The City of Brandenburg is slated to receive $500,000 to construct a 500,000-gallon ground level water storage tank. The project should




assist the Meade County Water District as BRAC growth increases demand for water. As part of the BRAC effort, Powell said Meade County will produce a quality of life magazine to highlight events and places in Brandenburg and Meade County and promote the area to BRAC families. “Counties that are competing with us for BRAC are putting these out and we think ours will be quite nice,” Powell said.

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Muldraugh land valued at $295,000 By Laura Saylor MULDRAUGH — City council members were happily surprised when Mayor Danny Tate announced the appraisal value of the city’s development property located at the north end of town. Tate said the lump value of the 30 acres was appraised at $295,000 — a figure that wowed most city council members at Monday’s monthly meeting. The property was appraised in three sections, with the commercial property alone estimated at $150,000, the 20 residential lots estimated at $109,000 and the lump value of the residential and commercial properties, along with approximately 17 other acres valued at $50,000. “I can’t believe it’s worth over a quarter-million dollars,” said councilman Ron Heschke. Tate said the residential lots were valued at the amount he expected but he was “really shocked” at the commercial property value. Council voted unanimously, with the absence of Brenda Carlberg and Curtis Kelley, to put the property up for sale. City Clerk Caroline Cline read aloud the first draft of the revenue request letter city council compiled after discussing the city’s needs with state Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, and State Representative Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, during the

last two monthly meetings. In the letter, council’s top priority is funds for the city’s sewer line rehabilitation which is estimated to cost $2.5 million. Financial assistance for the police department, a new building that would house city hall, the police department and a city-wide storm shelter, and the need for a rescue truck to act as a first response unit also were described in the letter. Also included is a request for the speed limit to be lowered to 45 mph on 31W in Muldraugh and for a turn lane to be placed in front of the Dollar General store. “It’s dangerous because cars are accelerating from the Brandenburg Station exit and other cars are slowing and stopping to turn in there,” councilman Ralph Lee said. Muldraugh fire chief Daniel Dresel said a local resident was injured in a car accident on that stretch of 31W earlier in the week. Council members approved of the letter and voted unanimously to have it sent to Frankfort. Gibson and Greer said they would fight for funding for the city’s projects during October and November meetings. Members of the Planning and Zoning Committee and the Board of Adjustments were appointed by city council to fill vacancies left by members who concluded serving their terms. Henry Bailey, Ronnie Gram-

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Market From page A1 Meade County tourism also topped Powell’s agenda, as he discussed events helping to spark interest in the county. “For the first time we had 39 volunteers staff our booth at the state fair and 4,800 people signed-up to receive tourism information about the area,” he said. Powell said the Chamber of Commerce will continue advertising in various places and publicizing Meade County, along with making other improvements, including changes to Buttermilk Falls walking trail. The work will be completed with a $117,000 grant. In addition, plans to build a trail education center to hold information on the animals and plants found along the trail and add signage to direct people to it are also in the works. “The funds are already set

aside to pave Buttermilk Falls when the weather improves,” he said. “We’re going to put a new surface on the first mile, put in picnic tables and seating along the trail. There are great opportunities down there for change.” Mayor David Pace seemed pleased to make improvements to the trail, which is a tourist attraction in the city. “With black top and some mulch, the trail will look really nice and the education center could serve as a shelter during storms,” he said. Councilman Bruce Fackler was also eager to see improvements being made to the area. “The trail is a main tourist attraction for the area,” he said. “People come over from Indiana and want to walk it, and hopefully signage will help them find it faster.” • Trash pickup days for the City of Brandenburg will change to Wednesday and Saturday only during the twoweek Christmas and New Years holiday. Trash pickup will be on Dec. 26 and Dec.

29 and Jan. 2 and Jan. 5. The usual trash pickup schedule will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Councilwoman Patsy Lusk commended Waste Management for its good service and willingness to accommodate the community. • Pace informed the council that the letter writing campaign to get a stoplight placed at the intersection on state Route 228 and By-Pass Road is going well and gaining community support. He said State Rep. Jeff Greer, DBrandenburg and State Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, have received letters and will hold legislative breakfast on Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. at Home Plate to discuss the stoplight and other issues. Pace said he hopes to have the stoplight matter settled before the By-Pass Road construction is complete next year. • Brandenburg City Hall will be closed on Dec. 24-25 for Christmas observance. City Hall will reopen Dec. 26.

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By Laura Saylor The Riverport Authority welcomed personnel from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and a Louisville engineering firm to its monthly meeting, where updates were given regarding the construction of the port’s access road. But one person not present at the meeting was Riverport Chairman Don Bewley, who resigned last week. Bewley’s job requires extensive traveling, which he warned fellow Riverport Authority members several months ago could conflict with his ability to attend meetings. Gary Valentine, Transportation Engineer and Branch Manager for Pre-construction, along with Raymond G. Robison, Jr. and Michael W. Robison, Jr. of Burgess and Niple, presented the quorum with a map depicting the layout of the riverport access road during the Dec. 4 meeting. The board is eager to begin construction of the 1.16 mile road, though they hoped to keep the road gravel to save money due to the escalating cost of asphalt. However, a deed between

Meade County and Arch Chemicals, Inc. states dust from road traffic must be kept minimal, Valentine said. “The road must be solid to control dust around Arch Chemicals,” Valentine said. An extra $150,000 to $200,000 may be needed to blacktop the road if it cannot remain loose rock. Riverport Authority consultant Mike Flint said he would research the deed and determine what roadway limitations are stated within it. Valentine said construction costs have dramatically increased over the last several months and though the board had originally estimated spending approximately $1.5 million on road construction, the cost has increased to just under $2 million. Christi Marksbury, Executive Assistant of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, also was in attendance to clarify information regarding the authority’s application for funding. Flint said the board had not requested any state money yet, though Marksbury advised board members about the best procedures to file for state money based on the monetary needs of the riverport project. Flint said $70,774.55 of

the Riverport Authority’s $206,000 Community Economic Growth Grant (CEGG) was used to pay invoices for engineer designs and services. Riverport was awarded the CEGG by the Governor’s Office for Local Development in March 2006. The grant was given due to the expectations that the port road will further economic development of the Ohio River access area in Meade County and the surrounding area. Flint also said representatives from Consolidated Grain and Barge Enterprises, Inc. — a business promoting grain and transportation industries in the Midwest — are still showing interest in the riverport. “They would like to start attending some of our meetings,” Flint said. As the last agenda item of the meeting, acting chairman Joe Wright presented the committee with a letter of resignation from Bewley. Wright has served in his absence. Wright was unanimously voted to the chairman position by the committee. A letter of appreciation for Bewley’s service on the committee will be composed and sent to him, Wright said.

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BRAC From page A1 projects must be planned and funded well. Sherry Johnson, chairperson of the Workforce Development Committee, said programs are being implemented that will allow people from all corners of the Commonwealth to access and apply for BRACcreated jobs. “We want to make sure that positions are available to any Kentuckian,” Johnson said. Recruitment, training curriculum and programs that will replenish the Radcliff and Elizabethtown workforce — since many local workers are expected to begin new careers on post that will likely pay more and offer greater benefits — are other key components of the Workforce Development Committee, she said. State Rep. Jeff Greer, DBrandenburg, and Russ Powell, Meade County Chamber of Commerce executive director, were both present to provide insight and hear firsthand

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what the effects of such a vast increase of population and workforce will have in Meade County. Nearly 4,500 new jobs are expected to be created through the expansion and tax revenues are planned to exceed $52 million, according to Tori. She and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John Tindall, who serves as co-chairman for the Task Force, said crunching numbers now to predict tax revenues will entice state leaders to support the project and perhaps further funding. With the payroll estimated to reach $17 billion in the region, Tori said BRAC is “bigger than any company or business we have.” Governor-elect Steve Beshear was sworn in Dec. 11 and has until the end of January to establish his budget plan. Some committee members said BRAC was never mentioned during the recent gubernatorial campaigns and it’s imperative that Beshear be informed about the impact BRAC will have on the entire Commonwealth. “None of this is just about the money and funds,” Needham said. “We have to have a smart plan.”

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Reps want to restore vetoed projects of 2006 FRANKFORT – With the have already conducted a 2008 Regular Session now comprehensive review, and less than a month away, we our elementary and secondin the Kentucky House of ary schools are proposing to Representatives are begin- do the same in the next two ning to lay out the goals we years. The Office of Insurhope to achieve in the next ance is also keeping tabs on four months. One of the big- state-maintained facilities gest is restoring the many when looking them over for their insurability. projects that were When the Genvetoed in 2006. Legislative eral Assembly takes All told, they Update on a new project, amounted to $370 it is often paid for million, with most with bonds. We do being dormitories that because, one, and space for rewe cannot have a search and classes at deficit, unlike the our postsecondary federal government. schools. Ironically, We also go this route many would have for the same reabeen self-funded son people take out because of the addiJeff Greer mortgages when tional revenue they buying a home. would have brought We try to maintain our in. The vetoes also affected bond level so that we are not the projects (but not the spending more than six perfunding) authorized through cent of our yearly revenue to the coal severance tax pro- pay them off. To keep our gram, making counties jump bond ratings low, we also try through more administra- to maintain a certain level of tive hoops for projects they savings, but that has been thought were already secure. difficult to do because of the We in the House want to re- pressing needs we have. From a public policy authorize the dozens that had been approved by the standpoint, there are two arlegislature in 2006 but were eas to me in the report that stand out: jails and technoldropped in favor of others. As many of you know, ogy. Right now, Kentucky funding for the upcoming has about 22,000 inmates in two-year budget will be prison, halfway houses and tight, but we should still be local jails, and 80 percent of able to approve many need- them are there directly or ed projects. Our postsec- indirectly because of subondary schools, which are stance abuse. That number trying to double the number is growing, too, according to of baccalaureate degrees we the Department of Correchad in 2000 by the year 2020, tions, which says 2,140 more cannot afford to wait any beds will be needed over the next six years. We may need longer. When it comes to capi- to take a closer look at that tal projects like these, the to see if other less costly but General Assembly made more effective methods can a decision in 1990 to bring be found to treat prisoners more order to this process while ensuring they still pay by creating the Capital Plan- their debt to society. As for technology, Kenning Advisory Board. Every two years it issues a six-year tucky’s government has statewide capital improve- gotten high marks in recent ments plan of all large state years for the gains it has government needs for new made in online access. This or renovated facilities so that progress, however, does not it is easier for the legislature come cheaply; over the next six years, agencies are asking to prioritize. The board’s job is no small for $800 million to improve task, given there are nearly and expand their capabili77 million square feet of ties. The more we can do space maintained by the in this regard, the better the state, with a value of $5.2 bil- public can be served. For now, this report is lion. We have added about two million square feet in definitely a good starting point as we in the General the last two years alone. According to the board, Assembly decide what we the state agencies are asking should do next when it for nearly $5 billion for the comes to our facility needs. next six years just to main- It’s going to be tough as we tain what we have. Another weigh what we can do and $12 billion or so is needed, what can wait. As always, I appreciate they say, for new projects your thoughts on this matter, and expansions. It’s too soon to say how or any other affecting state much of this will be funded, government. If you would but it’s safe to conclude that like to contact me, my adsome of it will just have to dress is Room 351E, Capitol wait, because we do not Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, have the money to do all we Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also leave a meswould like. In recent years, we have sage for me or for any legmade a concerted effort islator at 800-372-7181. For to get a clearer picture of the deaf or hard of hearing, what state our facilities are the number is 800-896-0305. I hope to hear from you in. The court system and our postsecondary schools soon.


Mine eyes have not seen the glory, but I’ve heard about it Now that Steve Beshear has stopped campaigning, he’s going to have to start articulating — about his plans to address serious challenges facing Kentucky’s economy and public schools. The new governor must successfully transition from campaigning against an unpopular incumbent to working for sound policy that improves the lot of all Kentuckians. That means the interests of labor unions, social liberals and other special groups must become secondary to the betterment of the entire commonwealth. If not, it will be “four and out” for Beshear, too. His campaign yielded few specifics, beyond offering a prayer and hope that legislators and citizens might go along with expanded casino gambling. At this point, the former lieutenant governor’s plan to “move this state forward” — his favorite campaign cliché — remains an enigma. Beshear does get credit for some of his team “signings,” including naming former Lt. Gov. Steve Pence to his transition team. Some in the Republican establishment fume at Pence, but I applaud him. I think we need more politicians willing to take principled stands

– even if it angers partisans up the military, melt govwho dream only of running ernment fat and cut taxes. Friend and foe recognized a political machine. But Kentucky doesn’t the vision. And while Demneed more politics. It needs ocrats didn’t always agree with him, enough of bold leadership — something Beshear Bluegrass them voted for him in 1984 to give him missed an opportuBeacon a victory in 49 states nity to demonstrate with the largest during the camnumber of electoral paign. It needs new votes in history. ideas, but the govCandidates who ernor-elect didn’t embrace platitudes venture much betoo often become yond platitudes and mediocre governors generalities — even who find genteel while campaigning Jim Waters niceties a safe mowith a big lead. dus operandi. EfPolitical pundits fective leaders shun warn against taking chances when polls show a the fluff and attack the chalcandidate is a lock. But vi- lenges. Beshear now leads one of sionaries put bold ideas on the table – despite mercurial the poorest states in Amerpoll numbers and an oppo- ica. The Tax Foundation renent shackled with scandal. ports that only eight states In fact, a willingness to do in the nation sported a lowthat attracts undecided vot- er per-capita income in 2006 ers and even those from the than Kentucky’s $31,639. Per-capita income is a critiother party. If Beshear really wants bi- cal metric in determining partisan success – to which what kind of jobs Kentuckhe pays energetic verbal ians have. And they’re not the best homage – he would do well to consider the success of jobs, says University of another former governor, Louisville economist Paul Coomes. Ronald Reagan. “We’re not getting enough Reagan didn’t attract a multitude of “crossover” of the higher-end jobs,” voters by playing it safe in Coomes said. “We move the his presidential campaigns. boxes, but don’t design the Rather, he offered a simple products in those boxes or but bold agenda — beef manage the operations. We

assemble the cars but don’t design them.” All but one of the states surrounding Kentucky offers substantially higher incomes. Ohio’s per-capita income in 2006 was $4,415 higher than Kentucky’s. Only West Virginia’s was lower — and not by much. It’s been this way for the last 60-plus years. In 1945, Kentucky’s per-capita income was $803 — $434 behind the national median and good enough for a No. 45 ranking among states. So, how many governors have promised to “move this state forward” during the intervening decades? Since Beshear likes gambling, so I’ll bet that all of them did. And their promises moved Kentucky forward from No. 45 in 1945 to No. 42 last year — in six decades of “leadership.” So, we don’t need to hear more about “moving this state forward,” or, better yet, “upward.” We need to see someone do it. Jim Waters is the director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. You can reach him at jwaters@ You can read previously published columns at

Seriously wounded get much-needed help As bad as it was, it appears that some good is now coming from the disclosure that care at Walter Reed was grossly substandard and that veterans were getting lost in the cracks. The seriously wounded and ill are finally going to get some much-needed help. The Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs have come to an agreement to hire Recovery Coordinators to oversee treatment plans and work with personnel on both sides. Combat veterans with traumatic brain injury, severe loss of

Veterans Post Freddy Groves hearing or vision, or multiple injuries will benefit from having one person who not only knows everything about their care plan, but who has the clout to make things happen. Coordinators will also step in to help families who are often lost in a maze of paperwork and misinformation. By the time you read this, the first 10 Recovery Coordinator positions will have

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been filled. They’re due to be trained and in position next month at Brooke Army, Bethesda Naval, Walter Reed and Balboa Park Naval hospitals. There are a lot of crossed fingers over this agreement. Meredith Beck, policy director for the Wounded Warrior Project, is concerned about whether the new coordinators will actually have enough authority to do the jobs as outlined. VA undersecretary Dr. Michael Kussman, however, says that the coordinators will have training, support

and resources “from the highest levels of the VA and the DoD to remove any barriers to care and benefits.” That’s going to be key for this to work — that all doors are opened to the coordinators and that all requests for support be met without delay. If not, it will turn into another government program that was better on paper than in actual execution. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com

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Dorothy Ann Burrows Dorothy Ann Burrows, 70, of Jasper, Ind., formerly of Vine Grove, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 6 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Ind. Her husband, Earl D. Burrows, Sr., preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1997. She is survived by three sons, Danny Burrows and his wife Rhonda, of Vine Grove, Ky., David Burrows of Radcliff, Ky. and Anthony Burrows now serving in Iraq and his wife, Amy, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Kenneth Stenftenagel, of St. Anthony, Ind.; and eight grandchildren, Lyle A. Burrows, Jay D. Burrows, Brittiny Burrows, Emily A. Burrows, Nathan J. Burrows, Shoneen Stenftenagel, Riva Stenftenagel and Keyshon Stenftenagel. The funeral mass was held Monday, Dec. 10 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial was in the St. Brigid Church Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

James Hamilton Skaggs James Hamilton Skaggs, 87, of Vine Grove, Ky., died there Saturday, Dec. 8. He attended Radcliff Church of the Nazarene and volunteered with W. J. C. R. Ministries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Effie Skaggs; and a brother, Rennie Skaggs. He is survived by his wife, Edith Whitworth Skaggs; a son and daughter-in-law, NeVelle and Robyn Skaggs (Skaggs RV Country), of Rineyville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Alexis Skaggs, of Rineyville, Ky.; and three brothers, Bennie Skaggs, of Guston, Ky., Frank Skaggs, of Jeffersontown, Ky., and Charles Skaggs, of Locust Hill, Ky. The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. Burial was in the Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens in Elizabethtown, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

James G. “Buck” Terry Mr. James G. “Buck” Terry, 81, of Battletown, Ky. died at his home on Dec. 5. He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran. He was born Sept. 3, 1926 and raised in Valley Station, Ky., the son of Joseph Alonzo and Belle C. Terry. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Lewis. Mr. Terry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rosalyn M. Terry, five children, Dottie (Bill) Simmons, of Hopkinsville, Ky., Gary (Ginger) Jolly, JoAnn (Gary) Howard, James (Cheri) Terry, all of Louisville, and Michael (Robin) Terry, of Buck Grove, Ky.; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many good friends in the Big Bend community of Meade County, along with his deer hunting buddies. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 8 at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with Rev. Johannesburg Boulware, officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were Ronnie Burrell, Bill Cole, Paul David Embry, Bill Popham, Dennis Prather, Tim Prather and Dennis Sawyer. Active Pallbearers were Todd Simmons, Chris Howard, Brad Howard, Brian Jolly, Robbie Howard, Travis Terry, Craig Terry and Dustin Jolly. Online condolences may be left at

Harold Kenton “Kenny” Pile Harold Kenton “Kenny” Pile, 57, of Hudson, Ky. died Monday, Dec. 10 at his residence. He was born in Breckinridge County on June 11, 1950, the son of the late Harold H and Evelyn Drane Pile. He formerly worked at Arch Chemical as a lab assistant and was a farmer. Kenny took flying lessons and was working toward his pilot’s license, he enjoyed farming and most of all he loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Bell Pile; three children, Allison Pile Fackler, of Brandenburg, Christopher Kenton Pile, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Wesley Eric Pile , of Hudson, Ky.; three grandchildren, Chase, Jarrett and Jameson; two sisters, Donna Biggs, of Owensboro, Ky., Susan Pile, of N.C.; seven brothers, Eddie Pile, of Ga., Tony, Danny and Timmy Pile, of Hudson, Ky., Larry Pile, of Harned, Ky., Patrick Pile, of Leitchfield, Ky., Terry Pile, of Hardinsburg, Ky. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 13 at noon at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery. The online guest register may be signed at

Lindsay N. Miller Lindsay N. Miller, 23, of Cecilia, Ky., passed away Monday, Dec. 10 at University Of Louisville Hospital. She was born October 2, 1984 in Elizabethtown, Ky. and was a 2003 Graduate of Meade County High School. She is survived by a daughter, Emila Grace Miller; her mother, Melissa D. Miller, of Louisville; sisters Bridgette and Brittany Vincent, of Louisville; brother and sister, Brandon and Brooke Perry, of Brandenburg; brother, Brian David Neuner, of Louisville; grandparents Harry “Bill” and Carlette Miller, of Guston, Ky., and Michael and Dorothy Broadbent, of Brandenburg; a special uncle and aunt, Jackie and Shirley Simmons, of Irvington, Ky.; a partner, Brandon Goodman, of Cecilia, Ky.; and several aunts and uncles. Arrangements are being handled by Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, where the family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 with Rev. Woodrow Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Buck Grove Cemetery in Ekron, Ky.


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Clayton Warren Hurt, 67, of Hodgenville, Ky. died Thursday, Dec. 6 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was an Army veteran, a mechanist for 43 years with Crucible Steel, a Kentucky Colonel and a Baptist deacon. He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Hurt. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Bonnie Taylor Hurt; a son, Tim Hurt and his wife, Nicole, of Hodgenville, Ky.; his mother, Anna Hancock Hurt Mann, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two grandsons, Jacob and Brandon Hurt; a brother, Jerry Hurt, of Ind.; two sisters, Carolyn Sly, of Calif. and Patricia Nance, of Mo.; and a special sister-in-law, Corrine Taylor, of Ala. The funeral was Saturday, Dec. 8 at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville, Ky. with the Rev. Raymond Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.

Marilyn “Kay” Plunkett Marilyn “Kay” Plunkett, 60, of Vine Grove, Ky. died Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Kay worked for the Fort Knox Commissary for 17 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, George L. Plunkett. She is survived by two daughters, Tonya Flood and Kimberly Heflin; a son, Brian Plunkett; her mother, Mary Lampley; a brother, Chuck Lampley; a sister, Gail Franz; four grandchildren, Casey Heflin, Travis Plunkett, Tobey Plunkett and Carley Plunkett; two great-grandchildren, Joe Heflin and Jordan Heflin; and a beloved dog, Charlie. A private service was held for family only.

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David A. Bryant David A. Bryant, 48, of Cecilia, died Monday, Dec. 10 at his residence. He was a native of Hardin County. He was preceded in death by his father, J.B. Bryant. Survivors include his mother, Lois Willis Bryant, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; his companion, Vicki Hicks, of Cecilia, Ky.; three sons, Scott Bryant, of Elizabethtown, Ky., Dennis Bryant, who is serving in the Air Force, and Travis Bryant of Fort Knox; three brothers, Michael Bryant of New Haven, Jamie Bryant, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Barry Bryant of Flemingsburg, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Lisa Kern, of Bonnieville, Ky.; and eight grandchildren. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, Ky. with the Rev. Howard Pryor officiating. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 and continues from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

John Robert Snyder John Robert Snyder, 67, of Elizabethtown, Ky. died Monday, Dec. 10 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. A native of Lewistown, Pa., he was a truck driver for Sun Up Foods and a member of Vine Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin T. and Lula Grace Kinser Snyder; and two brothers, Marvin Snyder Jr. and James L. Snyder. Survivors include his wife, Linda Shanks Snyder; three sons, Michael Bullock and Amy of Eddyville, Ill., Jeff Bullock and Deneal of Metropolis, Ill., and Jamie Armstrong and Brandy, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two daughters, Charlotte Parks, of Karnak, Ill., and Marissa Ann Nall, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two brothers, David J. Snyder and Carolyn of Lewistown, Pa., and Martin Snyder and Veronica, of Cecilia, Ky.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was Thursday, Dec.13 at Vine Grove Baptist Church with Chaplain Larry Vance officiating. Burial followed in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Vine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be expressed online at

James “Rayburn” Jones James “Rayburn” Jones, 74, passed into eternal glory on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Ray was first and foremost a dedicated Christian and a deacon at Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. He had retired from American Standard, having worked there for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Plumb Masonic Lodge and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. His former wife of 51 years, Rosemary Jones, preceded him into glory first, two years ago. He is survived by his current wife, Patricia Mae Jones; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Moore (Ed), Anita Feathers (Perry), and Carol Wahner (Tim); a stepdaughter, Joyce Cooper; and stepson, Steven Beisler. He is also survived by five grandsons, Brian Moore, Tim Moore, Thomas Moore, Tony Flaherty and Matthew Flaherty; two granddaughters, Lee Feathers and April Feathers; along with one great-grandson, Tyler Moore. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Hardy Funeral Home, with interment following in Bethany Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Louisville, the American Lung Association or his church building fund.

Charles E. Summers Charles E. Summers, 70, of Louisville, passed away Monday, Dec. 10. He was a mechanic for Miller’s Truck Service, an Air Force crew chief veteran of the Vietnam era and the head football coach for the Louisville Firefighter’s Little League. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Summers; three daughters, Jeane Thrasher, Charlotte Bell (Alan) and Betty Abney (Todd); four sons: Charles II (Lisa), Jack (Laurie), Jesse (Rebecca) and Donnie (Rita) Summers; two sisters, Joyce Priddy and Betty Froedge; one brother, Frank Summers; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be noon today at O. D. White & Sons, 2727 S. Third St., with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, Ky.




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Get well soon at Brandenburg Pharmacy Care By Betsy Simon From filling prescriptions to administering medical screenings, Brandenburg Pharmacy Care is a onestop shop for nearly all medicinal needs. The pharmacy opened years ago as Brandenburg Pharmacy, but was sold and reopened in April 2000 as Brandenburg Pharmacy Care. Though the name has varied, the store’s priority to be a great health source for the community remained unchanged. “(Brandenburg Pharmacy Care) is totally focused on health care and reaching out to help out customers,” pharmacist Adam Robinson said. He joined the pharmacy full-time in October after graduating from the University of Kentucky. “We provide free advice and information to customers who want to know more about the prescriptions they’re taking,” Robinson said. “We really are here to help the customers.” The pharmacy has seven employees and provides more than the average drugstore. Its on-site laboratory is a big plus for the clientele. The lab allows customers to come in for health screenings, like blood pressure checks and


TOP: Melissa Allen, a certified technician, assists pharmacist Adam Robinson as they cut and bottle prescriptions.

LEFT: Robinson customizes a customer’s prescription in the pharmacy’s lab. Medications can be formed into gels, creams, tablets or capsules to better suit customers’ needs. bone density tests. A clinic also is held annually to offer flu shots. In addition, the pharmacy boasts a compounding lab where medications can be customized into

gels, creams, tablets or capsules to fit each customer’s needs. “The patient care and atmosphere here seem different than a lot of big chain stores because you get to

Wet weather doesn’t limit turn out at annual Jingle Bell Trot Submitted by the Meade Co. Chamber of Commerce BRANDENBURG — A day of rain and the threat of more didn’t dampen the spirits of the 167 people who turned out for this year’s Jingle Bell Trot — the fifth — which was run the evening of Monday, Dec. 10. Although the number of participants was less than the record 225 who ran last year in perfect weather, the level of participation nonetheless delighted the event’s organizers. “We think the turn out, even with the threat of rain, is evidence that The Jingle Bell Trot is widely enjoyed and becoming a fixture in the community because it’s a fun, family-friendly event,” said Gena Bradley and Russ Powell as trotters, runners, walkers, and strollers gathered before the event began. Bradley runs McGehee Insurance Agency and Powell is executive director of the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce. The agency and the Chamber of Commerce organize the trot each year. First across the finish line with a time of 10 minutes 30 seconds for the 1.8-mile trot was Tyler Blair, of Guston, a freshman at Meade County High School and a member of its track and cross-country teams. In 2006, Blair finished third. Other top finishers were: •Second — John Stroud, of Brandenburg, a sophomore at MCHS and a member of its track and football teams. •Third — Matthew Fack-

ler, of Webster, a freshman at MCHS and a member of its track and cross-country teams. •Fourth — Kevin Nowland, of Flaherty, a junior at MCHS and a member of its track and cross-country teams. •Fifth — Ben Sheeran, of Vine Grove, a sophomore at MCHS and a member of its track and cross-country teams. Sheeran finished sixth last year. •Sixth — Luke Maggard, of Brandenburg, a homeschooler who competes in track and cross-country for a club team in Indiana. •Seventh — Kim Dukes, of Ekron, a sophomore at MCHS and a member of its track and cross-county teams. •Eighth — Corey Ellis, a student at the Bluegrass Challenge Academy at Fort Knox, where he’s a triathlon competitor. •Ninth — Jonathon Dodson, a student at the Bluegrass Challenge Academy, where he’s a triathlon competitor. There were no prizes for the top trotters, just glory and the satisfaction of having taken part in a fun event, said Bradley and Powell. The trot was free and open to the public, and, thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, all participants received souvenir t-shirts. Those sponsors, along with McGehee Insurance Agency, were Brandenburg Telephone Company, C&C Portables, C&S Pumping, DeVries Family Dentistry, Farm Bureau Insurance, First Federal Savings Bank, Fort Knox Federal Credit

Union, Greer Insurance Company, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, The Lusk Group, McDonald’s of Brandenburg, Meade County Bank, Meade County Extension Service, The Meade County Messenger, Meade County Public Library, Meade County Tourism, Medley’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Re/ Max Advantage + (cq), Rick Embrey Pools, St. John The Apostle Church, Stone Law Office, Tony Brown Chevrolet, and Radio. The route of this year’s Jingle Bell Trot was from the Meade County Public Library parking lot to Library Place, then to Broadway, then along Broadway to Main Street, and then along Main to Brandenburg Riverfront Park and through the light displays that make up Christmas By The River, with the return to the library along the same route. Security and traffic control along the course were provided by the City of Brandenburg’s police and public works departments and its Citizens On Patrol volunteers. “These folks help make The Jingle Bell Trot a success by working hard to ensure the safety of our runners,” Bradley and Powell said. “We couldn’t do it without them.” Next year’s trot tentatively has been scheduled for Monday, December 8. Businesses and individuals who would like sponsorship information should contact Powell at the Chamber of Commerce at 270-422-3626 or chamber@

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know the customers and that’s what’s nice about the small, independent businesses,” he said. “We are stocked with only medical supplies because that’s what we thrive on here.” To increase the effectiveness of its patient care and provide more education for customers, Brandenburg Pharmacy Care also has three certified technicians on-hand to communicate with individual doctors about their patients’ medication needs. Melissa Allen is a certified technician and has been working at the pharmacy for 14 years. She said the store offers personal interaction that’s hard to top. “A lot of the repeat customers feel like family to us, and I think they return because we provide them with courteous interaction here. Our customers are loyal,” Allen said. The dedication of Brandenburg Pharmacy Care’s employees comes from knowing their work truly helps the residents, Robinson said. “We can provide a lot of good assistance and take care of our customers in a short 10 to 15 minute visit,” he said. “This job can be a lot of work but seeing that people get the medications they need makes it all worth it.”

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Produce conference upcoming for growers By Aimee Nielson UK College of Agriculture LEXINGTON — Horticulture in Kentucky continues to be big business. After a difficult 2007, including a late freeze and extreme drought conditions, Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers are looking forward to better growing conditions in 2008. Fruit and vegetable growers will have an opportunity to hone their skills at a joint meeting of the Kentucky State Horticultural Society, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course, Jan. 6-8 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. Highlights of the January meeting include sessions on farmers’ markets, commercial fruit and vegetable production, small fruit production, organic farming and gardening, the grape and wine short course, winemaking, business management and marketing, and a “Good Agricultural and Handling Practices” workshop. “Success with fruit and vegetables is most always based on a producer’s management skills, especially being able to do things on time,” said John Strang, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture horticulture specialist. “This conference


Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers are looking forward to better growing conditions in 2008, according to the UK College of Agriculture. is for beginners and experienced growers alike. We think we have something to share with everyone, no matter how steep their learning curve.” Concurrent sessions will take place throughout the event covering many aspects of fruit and vegetable production, including commercial tree fruit, drip irrigation, winemaking and farmers’ markets. Fruit and vegetable experts from across the United States will speak to joint conference sessions Jan. 7. Special outof-state speakers include: Wayne Wilcox, research and extension fruit pathologist at Cornell University; Jeff Kind-

hart, senior research specialist at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Simpson, Ill.; Annette Wszelaki, extension vegetable specialist, plant and soil science department at the University of Tennessee; Donna Winchell, Ohio Grape and Wine Industries; Michael Schmidt, Spec Trellising, Ivyland, Pa.; Dave Lockwood, extension fruit specialist at the University of Tennessee and Read Jordon of the Risk Management Agency in Flowood, Miss. Kentucky vineyard numbers have grown to more than 206 in 2007. Kentucky boasts close to 700 acres of wine grapes with more acreage planned for future pro-

duction. The Kentucky Vineyard Society will have an optional Celebration of Kentucky Wines featuring Kentucky wines prior to the banquet. Jimmy Henning, director of UK Cooperative Extension, will present the College of Agriculture Vision for the Future and the UK Jazz Cats will provide musical entertainment. This year the Kentucky Vineyard Society will host the inaugural Vintners’ Dinner on the evening of Jan. 8 where nine Kentucky wines will be matched with the food courses. Conference registration is $20 and includes a oneyear membership in the KVGA or KSHS and entry into the Grape and Wine Short Course. Banquet and luncheon tickets are only available with advanced registration by Dec. 19. The conference is jointly sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky State University and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. For more information about the conference, or to request registration materials, contact Mary Ann Kelley 270-365-7541, ext. 216. The conference program is available online at the following address Horticulture/kvgaprogramjan08.pdf.

Record cash receipts likely, but less in pocket By Laura Skillman UK College of Agriculture LOUISVILLE — Kentucky’s farm economy is likely to see record cash receipts this year and again in 2008, but farmers’ profits may not attain such lofty levels, say agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. UK agricultural economists are predicting farm receipts for 2007 to reach a record $4.22 billion despite freeze and drought conditions that impacted several sectors of the farm economy. Barring any major weather or disease problems in 2008, receipts could grow to $4.29 billion, said Will Snell. Economist Snell noted increasing production costs, and lower government payments could more than offset the increase in cash receipts, resulting in less net farm income than the record set in 2005. That being said, Snell noted that net income will still be very strong this year and next compared to historical standards. Kentucky’s net farm income was fueled in 2005, and to a lesser extent in 2006, by a large number of lump sum payments from the federal tobacco buyout program, he said. Leading the way is the state’s livestock sector which represents nearly two-thirds

of the state’s 2007 cash receipts. Estimated at $3 billion, this is a 10.9 percent increase from the past year and livestock receipts are expected to climb again in 2008. Horses, poultry and cattle registered significant gains. Equine was the biggest contributor at $1.1 billion. The growth in cash receipts is not evenly distributed across the state. Growth has taken place primarily in the west with strong grain markets, growth in the poultry industry, and the movement of tobacco from the Bluegrass and eastern Kentucky regions to west Kentucky, Snell said. Whereas cash receipts driven by lower tobacco production, have dropped in eastern Kentucky. Snell, along with fellow economists Lee Meyer, Kenny Burdine and Tim Woods, presented an overview and outlook of the Kentucky farm economy as part of the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation conference. Due to poor growing conditions, Kentucky’s cash receipts from crops are down 6.5 percent. Bucking that trend is higher cash receipts from corn, reflecting a significant increase in acreage in 2007 coupled with higher prices. The state’s receipts from fruit and vegetable crops also were reduced somewhat by a spring freeze and drought. Snell said there’s a lot of

excitement and enthusiasm in the farm sector, but in the back of people’s minds there’s a nagging feeling of having been here before only to see the cycle change and prices decline. Helping to fuel the farm economy are strong demand from exports, due in part to the low dollar, and the renewable fuels push. But challenges and uncertainties that can play a role include the outcome of U.S. energy policy and oil markets on grain economies, the longterm impact of the renewable energy boom on the livestock sector, declining tobacco buyout money, trade policy, future government farm payments and policy, immigration reform and production costs. “Not only are we looking at the all-time high prices for a lot of our commodities, but we are also looking at the largest increase in production expenses and that’s certainly a concern as we look at what direction the future of Kentucky’s agricultural economy may take,” Snell said. “I think we all realize there are a lot of challenges and uncertainties about what may lie down the road in 2008,” he said. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm, but we need to all be better managers, keep a close eye on our production costs, keep a close eye on what’s happening in the global picture, and

Commodities Kentuckianna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, December 10, 2007

Receipts: 235 head Compared to last week: Slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls weaker undertone on light supply. Too few feeder steers to test trends. Feeder heifers steady to 3.00 higher. Slaughter cows: Breaker Boner Lean

% Lean 75-80 80-85 85-90

Weight 1175-1695 1060-1310 755-1000

Price 43.00-46.50 41.00-45.00 34.00-39.50

Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. 1-2

Weights 1565-1835

Carcass Boning % 78-79

Price 49.50-54.00

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Price Range 200-300 116.00-123.00 300-400 112.00-118.50 400-500 98.50-107.50 500-600 96.50-100.50 Small and Medium 1 400-500 92.50-93.00

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 200-300 101.00-102.00 300-400 96.50-100.00 400-500 90.00-94.50 500-600 88.50-98.00 600-700 85.00-90.00 700-800 85.00-86.50

High Dressing 47.50-50.00 46.50-47.50 No report.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 101.50 500-600 89.50-100.00 600-700 87.00-92.75 Small and Medium 1-2 500-600 82.00-86.00

Medium and Large 2 300-400 90.50 Small and Medium 1 400-500 84.00-95.00

Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Cows 5-7 years old 1090-1359 lbs. cows, bred 5 to 6 months 48.00-52.00 per cwt Stock cows and calves: Medium and Large 1-2: Cows 5-8 years old with 200-350 lbs. calves 625.00-735.00 per pair

Baby Calves: Beef baby: 160.00 per head Owensboro Grains-Owensboro Market Report per bushel for Thursday, December 13, 2007 Soybeans 11.36 Corn


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Birth Announcements

Friday, December 14, 2007

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Jessica and Richard Armstrong, of Payneville, Ky., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Zeth Joseph Armstrong. Born Oct. 22 at 10:40 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital, he weighed 7 lbs., 7 ½ oz. Grandparents are Laura Steiner, of Louisville, Darryl Young, of Brandenburg, and Toni Noland, of Indianapolis. Great-grandparents are Robert Steiner, of North Vernon, Ind. and Mary Steiner, of Asheville, N.C.

Andy and Beth Medley, of Brandenburg, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nate Avitt. Nate was born Oct. 16 at 9:23 a.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brothers, Baily and Ethan. Grandparents are Don and Mary Mascaro, of Union Star, Ky., and Gary and Darlene Medley, of Brandenburg. Great-grandparents are Lila and Al Lowery, of Union Star, Ky., Mary Miller, of Hardinsburg, Ky., and Barbara Medley, of Ekron, Ky.

Beth Petty and Michael Dekalands are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Paige. Olivia was born Nov. 10 at 10:43 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 10 inches long. Olivia was welcomed home by grandparents Rick Lovingood and Kimberly Durbin, and her Aunt Maggie, all of Brandenburg. David and Sherrie Millin, of Buffalo, Drew and gail Dekalands, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and finally David and Brenda Petty of Poultney, Vt.

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Officers and members of the Brandenburg Family Moose Center presented checks to Officer Bill Basham for this year’s Shop With a Cop Program. The members of our Lodge donated $500 for this worthy cause. We would like to thank all the members of the Lodge for their generosity in raising this money. It is our goal to do more community service based projects for the

remainder of this year and for the years to come. We are proud that our organization not only supports two cities, one for children and one for senior citizens, but also takes pride in helping our community. Our current project is to collect non-perishable items for the food pantry to help those in need. All members may drop off their donation to the Lodge by Dec. 14.

Arch Chemicals donates locally Beatrice Moore, MARC President, accepts a $200 donation from Nate Koller, Product Manager of Arch Chemicals, Inc. Arch Chemicals also recently donated $1,000 to the Meade County D.A.R.E. program, $1,000 to the Meade County Public Library, $1,000 to the Meade County Senior Citizens Center, $200 to Meade County Habitat for Humanity and $500 to the Emergency Planning Committee.

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Major Christopher S. Geren retired from the United States Army Dec. 1 after more than 20 years of faithful service. He is a native of Chattanooga, Tenn. and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation from high school in 1983. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, completed the ROTC Program, and received his commission as a Field Artillery 2nd Lieutenant. Maj. Geren’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, Field Artillery Target Acquisition and Survey Officer Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, and the Air Assault School. Maj, Geren’s previous assignments include Recon/Survey Officer and Fire Support Officer for 7th Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, Calif.; Fire Direction

Instructor and Squadron Executive Officer for 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, Ky.; Chief, Combined Arms Branch, Doctrine Division, Fort Knox, Ky.; Future Operations Planner for Coalition Forces Land Component Command in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Battalion Commander for 1st Battalion, 410th Field Artillery Regiment. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (5th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1st Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge Major Geren is married to Sarah Marie Geren and they have three daughters, Elizabeth, 14, Katie, 12, and Maggie, 9. They currently reside in Flaherty, Ky.



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Faith & Values

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Letting go of kids is hard but rewarding The kite begins pulling QUESTION: I have found it very hard to turn loose of the string, making it difficult my kids and face the empty to hold on. Inevitably, they nest. I know I need to release reach the end of their line. them but it is so difficult. What should they do now? The kite is demanding more Can you help me? freedom. It wants DR. DOBSON: Humorist Erma Focus on to go higher. Dad stands on his tiptoes Bombeck described this difficult process the family and raises his hand to accommodate the in terms that were tug. It is now grasped helpful to me. She tenuously between said the task of raishis index finger and ing kids is rather like thumb, held uptrying to fly a kite on ward toward the sky. a day when the wind Then the moment of doesn’t blow. Mom release comes. The and Dad run down James string slips through the road pulling the Dobson his fingers, and the cute little device at kite soars majesticalthe end of a string. It bounces along the ground ly into God’s beautiful sky. Mom and Dad stand gazand shows no inclination of ing at their precious “baby� getting off the ground. Eventually and with much who is now gleaming in the effort, they manage to lift it sun, a mere pinpoint of colfifteen feet in the air, but great or on the horizon. They are danger suddenly looms. The proud of what they’ve done kite dives toward electrical -- but sad to realize that their lines and twirls near trees. It job is finished. It was a labor is a scary moment. Will they of love. But where did the ever get it safely on its way? years go? That is where you Then, unexpectedly, a gust of wind catches the kite and are today -- standing on tipit sails upward. Mom and toes and stretching toward Dad feed out line as rapidly the sky with the end of the string clutched between as they can.

your fingers. It’s time to let go. And when you do, you’ll find that a new relationship will be born. Your parenting job is almost over. In its place will come a friendship that will have its own rewards. Remember: the kite is going to break free, one way or the other. It’s best that you release it when the time is right! QUESTION: You have recommended for many years that parents take their preteens away from home for what you called a “Preparing for Adolescence� weekend, during which they talk about the physical and emotional changes about to occur. I’m interested in your comment that kids want this information before they become teenagers, but they won’t want to talk about it after puberty. Do their attitudes really change that much overnight? DR. DOBSON: As a matter of fact, they do. A study of 1,023 children between 10 and 13 showed that the number who felt uncomfortable talking to their parents about sexuality nearly doubled after puberty occurred.

Prior to that, they were very open to instruction and guidance at home. Ninetythree percent of those aged 10-12 felt loved by their parents “all the time,� says Dr. Alvin Poussaint, a psychiatrist at Harvard University. He said, “I think parents may be surprised that children of this age are saying, “We want to be close to you. We need you and we’re still afraid. We need the sense of safety and security that you supply.� The study showed, however, that attitudes changed dramatically when the children reached the eighth grade. Those who had been open to advice the year before were suddenly unwilling to talk to their parents. The window of accessibility had closed. The moral to the story? Invest a little time in the months before puberty to get your children ready for the stresses of adolescence. The effort will pay big dividends. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995(

Overworking can be a serious problem Come away by yourselves to a deserted place. People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. —Mark 6 It was the 4th of July, a typical holiday for me. I was holed up in my house, sitting in front of my computer cranking out RECORD columns, yet another homily for Bellarmine and outlining a chapter for my tenth book. The doorbell rang and one of my friends stepped across the threshold and said quite emphatically, “I’ve come to drag you out of your hole!� I was actually enjoying what I was doing. Like Mozart, “When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly.� “I’ve come to drag you

out of your hole!� Even and dear to my heart. Jethough I was enjoying my- sus knew the “harvest was self, he was right. I find great and the laborers were writing and public speak- few,� but he also knew his ing “enjoyable� and regu- disciples needed rest if they were going to last lar recreation and killing time “hard Encouraging the long haul. This story has a lot to work.� Words teach us. I admit that I overThe great saint of do it. I am notorious the poor, Vincent de among my friends Paul, said it this way: for my lack of a so“Be careful to precial life. Even though serve your health. It I am entitled to one is a trick of the devil, day off a week and which he employs to four weeks of vacadeceive good souls, tion a year, I often Ronald to invite them to do work on my day off Knott more than they are and forget to plan a able, in order that vacation until anoththey may no longer er year rolls around. Even when I do get away, I be able to do anything.� “Workaholics� live have outlined most of my books, sitting on a beach for their work, routinely spending many extra hours chair, while on “vacation.� The story of Jesus’ dis- at work, and often taking ciples coming home tired work home to complete. from preaching and teach- When work becomes the ing and healing is one near sole reason for a person’s

existence above more important things (such as family, friends and God), the issue becomes critical. “Workaholism� can be a serious condition that can lead to the decline and destruction of families, to stress-related health problems and to a total loss of a spiritual life. When work becomes the sole reason for being — when it becomes the only thing we think about, the only thing that truly makes us happy — then it is time to “come away by yourself to a deserted place and rest awhile.� Healthy, hard workers know the boundaries between work and personal time and can function normally when not at work, while workaholics have no personal time and cannot function well unless they are working.

The mayonnaise jar filled with golf balls A professor stood before his philosophy class with some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large, empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed it was. Next, the professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar and the sand

filled up everything else. your friends. Things, that He asked once more if the if everything else was lost and only they remained, jar was full. your life would still The students responded with an Pastor’s be full. The pebbles unanimous “yes.� Spotlight are the other things that matter like your The professor then job, your house, and produced two cups your car. The sand of coffee from under is everything else, the table and poured the small stuff,� he the entire contents continued. “If you into the jar, effectiveput the sand in the ly filling the empty jar first, there is no space between the room for the pebbles sand. The students Randy laughed. Johnson or the golf balls�. Well, the same can “Now,� said the be said for life. If you professor, “I want you to recognize that this spend all your time and enjar represents your life. The ergy on the small stuff, you golf balls are the important will never have room for the things like your family, things that are important to your children, your health, you. There will always be

time to clean the house and fix the squeaking door. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. Oh, one of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represents? The professor smiled and said, “I am glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.� Randy Johnson is the reverend of the Brandenburg Church of God and also hosts a radio show on WMMG from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday.

Trust in Christ during confusing times Divine Guidance

Dan Newton

When we don’t know how it’s all going to work out, we have to hold tightly to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and rest in Him. That’s the message we often find in the New Testament. In John 16:33 Jesus said to His disciples, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; have overcome the world (KJV).� Jesus was talking about


His future death, but then He said, “Don’t get caught up in that. Make sure in the midst of these tumultuous times your trust is in Me.� When we go through a very tough time, if we’ve spent any time at all in the Word of God, that tough time is like a magnet drawing us to the Lord. Nothing will happen in the future that will catch Jesus by surprise, and there’s nothing that will happen that he can’t help His children work through.




So rather than spending our time trying to figure out what will happen, we should spend at least as much time getting to know Jesus better. Remember to attend the church of your choice this Sunday. If you don’t have a church home, we encourage you to visit with us at Grace Baptist Church.

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By Betsy Simon A letter of appreciation to the Meade County School system earned students and teachers at Flaherty Elementary some much deserved recognition. Superintendent Mitch Crump acknowledged a group of students and teachers from Flaherty Elementary at Tuesday’s monthly meeting. The letter, from Maj. Raymond Smith, a parent of an elementary student, praised the school and staff for all of the hard work and effort they put toward bettering students. “I received a letter from Smith at the end of last school year thanking (Flaherty Elementary Principal) Mandy Richardson and her staff,” Crump said. “He was appreciative of what the school and its staff are doing for our kids.”

Road From page A1 to 2004, when the road ordinance was last amended, did not have an inflation rate calculated into their total. Roads adopted in 2005 and 2006, however, had the five percent inflation rate added in. Magistrates agreed that a compounded interest rate, re-evaluated annually, will ensure rising costs of labor and materials are met. If the suggestion is approved then any roads adopted in 2008 will be impacted. “We won’t get every penny, but we can come closer than we are now,” Magistrate Tom Goddard said. But even if road improvements are appraised correctly there is no guarantee residents will pay on time. But a solution to that problem is much hazier. “Nothing is clear-cut about this,” Magistrate Herbie Chism said. Magistrate Tony Staples added, “I don’t think we’ve come up with a better solution. We just need to keep a closer eye on (delinquencies) and raise inflation.” Chism suggested being more pro-active with collecting delinquent monies. Some road districts, according to Fiscal Court, are more than a year behind in payments. “It’s not fair to have some (road districts) be two or three years delinquent,” he said. “We need to go after (the money) after one year of delinquency.” County Attorney Margaret Matney suggested an amnesty period so residents with past-due bills could pay up without being penalized. Her suggestion was met

Deputy Circuit Court clerk honored for 30years of service

Paula Wathen Paula Wathen, deputy clerk for the Meade County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, was honored at the 2007 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College in Lexington on Oct. 24-26. During the banquet, circuit clerks and deputy clerks from across Kentucky were recognized for being employed with the Office of Circuit Court Clerk since the state’s court system was unified in 1976 and providing 30 years of dedication to the office.

at-risk special education and non-special education students in grades first through fifth. The students learn language fluency by memorizing scripts and use pantomime to display their characters actions. “The best way to teach the kids about character is to have them be the characters, which is a big part of the program,” she said. “The choral reading also helps assist with teaching them to be fluent with their reading.” The school held two performances – one for students and one for parents and relatives. The parents donated props and helped build the set while students learned all of the songs, dances and scripts. “The kids did an awesome job last year and one little girl is now dead set on going to Broadway and nothing is going to stop

her,” Engle said. Karen Bandurske, a fifth grade teacher who assists with the program, said reading with a twist has proven to benefit students. “Kids are amazing. If you believe in them strong enough, they’ll start to believe in themselves,” she said. “Mrs. Richardson really cares about the kids and the school has tried to do the right thing.” Engle also has seen the good the program can do and can’t wait to put on this year’s presentation of “Connecticut Yankee and King Arthur’s Court” after the spring Kentucky Core Content Test in April. “It’s good to see how kids enjoy participating and learning at the same time,” she said. “You have to enjoy what you do to get at it – that’s what these kids are doing.”

“But to take a lien we must with praise among members get 100 percent cooperation of Fiscal Court. Hubbard, a former 109 (from residents), not just 51 Board member, said Solid percent,” Hubbard said. Fiscal Court is awaiting a Waste had moderate success collecting delinquent pay- response from the Attorney ments when it announced General’s Office regarding if that option an amnesty is possible, or period, and legal. he believes For a road the same reto be eligible sult could be to be part of possible with the county road service roads system, districts. residents must Several first present magistrates a petition to suggested Fiscal Court placing a lien with at least on properties 51 percent of before road the signatures improve—Mark Hubbard, of the resiments begin, magistrate dents living but acknowlon that road. If edged it accepted into would likely be unpopular among resi- the road service district, residents. On the positive side, dents are required to make they said, Meade County payments to Meade County would be paid in full eventu- during the next five years. Meade County adopts the ally — even if it meant waiting years, or decades, for the road and takes over maintenance once 90 percent of property to be sold.

the first year’s payments are made, which includes grading, placing gravel and patching holes. The road is either chipped and sealed, or blacktopped, after 90 percent of the total cost is paid toward the end of the fifth year. Meade County currently has about 30 roads in its service district. Another three roads will become part of the system next year and Craycroft expected the largest influx to occur in 2009. Roads Supervisor Mark Popham said four roads were chipped-and-sealed this year because homeowners paid early, a trend magistrates hope will continue. Other problems include residents not paying beyond the 90 percent needed to chip and seal roads. Last week, some magistrates suggested not adopting new roads until 90 percent of the total cost is paid and not blacktopping or chippingand-sealing roads until expenses are paid in full.

The letter was received following a performance by students working with special education teacher Lindsey Engle and the nearly 30 students whose reading skills she helped improve through a “reading with a twist” activity. The activity allows students struggling with reading to learn the basic reading skills by turning the material into plays and making the learning process enjoyable for kids may otherwise struggle with. The students turned the story of Little Red Riding Hood into a song and dance. “The program focuses on helping students to read and pass the requirements of No Child Left Behind,” Engle said. “The focus is on the arts and humanities, but the best thing is that the children enjoy it and don’t even realize that they’re learning to read.” The program consists of

“To take a lien we must get 100 percent cooperation (from residents), not just 51 percent.”

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STANDINGS Basketball District Overall W L W L Breck Co. 2 1 2 4 Mead Co. 1 1 3 2 Hancock Co. 1 1 1 6 Fred. Fraize 0 1 0 6 Boys:

Girls: Meade Co. Breck Co. Hancock Co. Fred. Fraize

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ON DECK December 14 Lady Waves basketball @John Hardin

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December 15 Greenwave basketball @Muhlen. North

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Lady Waves basketball Hancock Co.

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Friday, DECEMBER 14, 2007

Waves maintain perfect district record Meade County falls to Apollo, Ohio County, John Hardin tonight By Shaun T. Cox BRANDENBURG — Undefeated Ohio County came to Brandenburg Monday and nearly left with its first loss of the season, but the Lady Eagles eeked out a two-point win after Meade’s last-second shot wouldn’t fall. Ohio (5-0), who was winning its games at a nearly 15-point clip, had to come from seven down in the fourth quarter to win 56-54 after Meade County (2-4, 1-0) rallied from a 10-point deficit to retake the lead it had built in the first quarter.

Coach Josh Hurt said his team’s performance was a sign of good things to come. “This is the team I thought we would have and I think we’ll continue to get better,” he said. “I’ve said before, our ceiling for improvement is much higher than other teams’ because we are young in key spots. We did a lot of things right; we did a lot of things wrong. They were 4-0 coming in, they beat Apollo, Owensboro — you name it, they beat them — and they’re outstanding. “They play hard and I thought the key was we matched their intensity. We played hard and with heart. Our kids were unselfish and they didn’t care how many minutes they were getting or who got the ball. When Mindy (Oliver) was hot, we fed her and that’s the way you have to play basketball.”

Oliver, a senior wing, was unstoppable in scoring 27 points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes. Oliver was nearly perfect from the field, going 12-of-14. Unfortunately, one of her two misses was the final shot of the game. With just four seconds remaining, Oliver rushed to get a shot up after the inbound pass and fumbled with the ball before throwing up a prayer at the buzzer that went off the backboard. “I dropped the ball and I think I just wanted it so bad I lost focus for just a second,” she said. “I didn’t know how many seconds were left (after the drop) and I was just trying to get it up to where we at least got a shot.” With Meade County down 28-26 in

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Boys rebound against Tigers

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East-West All-Star game @St. Xavier

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December 17 Title IX review public forum @MCHS library 5:30 p.m.

‘wave tops Breck, Campbellsville, heads for Smokey Mountains Inv.

December 19 Greenwave wrestling @Central Hardin

6 p.m.

By Shaun T. Cox

December 20 Greenwave basketball @Gatlinburg, Tenn.


Lady Waves basketball @Gatlinburg, Tenn.


SPORTS BRIEFS •Meade County seniors J.L. Cannady and Brandon Barr were selected to play in tomorrow’s Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star game, held in Louisvillle at St. Xavier High School at 2 p.m. The two were nominated by the district coaches and voted on by a selection committee.

SWIM RESULTS Hilltopper meet — 12-8 at WKU Girls 200 medley relay 6th place — Megan Spilman, Lisa Hurt, Katie Webb, Valerie Hobbs Girls 200 IM 7th place — Hurt Boys 200 IM 2nd place —Troy Jobe THE NEWS STANDARD/SHAUN T. COX

Girls 100 fly 9th place — Webb

After more than a week off, the Greenwave will face Muhlenberg North tomorrow as a final tune-up before next week’s trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn. for the Smokey Mountain Holiday Classic. North (5-0), out of the 10th District, is one of the early favorites to win the 3rd Region. The Stars have already dismantled Meade rivals Hancock and Breckinridge counties by 38 and 29 points, respectively. “They’re pretty good,” Meade County coach Jerry Garris said with a chuckle when reminded of how badly North has beaten Meade’s two biggest rivals. “They have a lot of kids back including (Aaron) Morris, and he was one of the leading scorers in the state last year, averaging about (24) points a game. He shoots a lot of threes and he makes quite a few, too (2.8 per game last season, tied for seventh best). He’s a really good basketball player who knows how to read defenses and get his shot. “They’ve got a sophomore that also shoots it really well who’s been a nice surprise for coach (Steve) Sparks. He grew about five inches over the summer to about 6-4. They have a couple of 6-4 kids inside and they just know how to play basketball. They won’t put a lot of pressure on us. They’ll play you half-court man(-to-man), guard you and then go down and score. They are probably the best offensive team in the region.” With the kids out of school for the holiday break, the Smokey Mountain Classic begins Thursday and Meade faces a familiar foe in Franklin County in the first round. Franklin (4-0) defeated Meade 67-63 in last year’s King of the Bluegrass Tournament in Fairdale. “You drive 300 miles to play somebody from right up the road,” Garris said. “That’s the thing about that tournament is there are always a lot of Kentucky teams in it — five this year. They had to put us against somebody and Franklin County is about like us. They beat us in the last minute or so in the King of the Bluegrass and they’ve gotten off to a good start this year.”

Senior forward Chris Roe goes up for a rebound against the Tigers on Dec. 6. Foul trouble limited Roe to just nine minutes of action, but he still pulled down five boards.

Boys 200 free relay 5th place — Jobe, Matt Spilman, Jimmy Patterson, Alex Medley Boys 100 back 1st place — Jobe Girls 100 back 6th place — Hurt Boys 100 breast 8th place — Medley Girls 50 free Top 30 — Ashley Crotzer, Hobbs, Spilman, Becca Hicks Boys 50 free Top 30 —Medley, Patterson, Spilman Girls 100 free Top 30 — Hicks, Hobbs Boys 100 free Top 30 — Spliman, Patterson, Gainer, Shawn Mason


Senior wing Mindy Oliver goes up for two of her 27 points.

Swim teams take ninth in Hilltopper

Labonte working back with Petty DAYTONA BEACH — When former NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte NASCAR left Joe Gibbs Racing two years ago there were mounds of quesBuddy tions Shacklette that circulated around the move. Despite having won a championship in 2000, many questioned if the Corpus Christi, Texas native’s best days were behind him.

After all, Labonte was 41 at the time and hadn’t won a race in two seasons. On top of that, the team he was moving to, Petty Enterprises, hadn’t won a race in six years. “I wouldn’t second guess (the move),” Labonte said. “I think there are a lot of opportunities there for me for years to come. We’ve just got to race real hard and make sure we do the right thing with our sponsors. I’m excited about it. At this point in my life, I think it was a cool move for me because it was a great opportunity to get back to victory lane.” Sure, Labonte scored all of his 21 career Cup

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Bobby Labonte during a Goodyear Tire test at Talladega this season.

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Tomorrow, the Meade County swim team will have a chance to measure itself and see where it stands in the region midway through the season at the site of the region meet in Versailles. “The Woodford County J.P. Invitational is LaVertu probably the second most important meet of the season next to the region meet,” coach J.P. LaVertu said. “No. 1 it’s in the region pool and No. 2, most of the teams in our region go to

this meet. It’s a middle-of-theseason measure to see where we are compared to the rest of the team’s in the region. “After this meet, I don’t even look at any teams other than the ones in our region when I look at results. It’s a fast pool and hopefully the kids who’ve never swam in it before get a little more comfortable. It’s a good opportunity for all of our swimmers to see where they are in the region.” Senior Matt Spilman said the facility is one of the nicest in the state and the meet will feature nearly 500 swimmers from 26 state schools. “That’s my favorite place to go,” he said. “The only bad thing about it is it’s all day and we kind of get tired and

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Waves From page B1 the third quarter, Ohio went on a run that saw it score back-to-back three-pointers, got an old-fashioned threepoint play and then another three to go up by 10. Oliver then made two straight baskets and right before the buzzer, senior guard Melinda Hurt hit Oliver with a long pass to the wing and Oliver hit freshman center Scarlett Powers under the basket with a pass for a score right at the buzzer. In all, Meade went from an eightpoint deficit to stake a 47-40 lead after Oliver opened the fourth quarter with six straight points. Hurt said he wants Oliver to play the same attacking style every night. “Mindy is one of our smartest players,” he said. “She knows how to find the basket and find the correct side of the goal to be on. Our kids did a great job finding her and she’s a great athlete. She can go up and catch the ball in mid-air, come down and find the basket. She has a nice soft touch and she did an outstanding job. She’s so quick, a lot of times her biggest fault is her unselfishness. Sometimes she’s content to take eight or nine shots and get 10 or 12 points, but we need the Mindy we got (Monday) and we need other people helping.” But then Ohio went on a 12-2 run of its own, causing havoc with its press. “The tough part about Ohio County is they are a team that lives and dies on runs and they got the last one,” Hurt said. “Their press hurt us and we turned the ball over in some key situations when we would have liked to control the basketball a little bit better.” Oliver said the team played its best game of the year against Ohio. “I think it showed how hard we’ve been working in practice and how our tough schedule has helped us prepare,” she said. “I think next time we play them we’ll be ready. We played extremely well but we didn’t finish it. We had a few mistakes (against their press), but I think we did a great job.” Hurt said he thought his team represented itself well against the perennial 3rd Region power and last year’s 10th District champion. “I told them one of these days I want to be the victor in this situation instead of saying we were close,” he said. “But, I hope the people in our region take notice and they realize we’ve got some kids up here who can play. “It was a tremendous girls’ basketball game and anybody who likes basketball, we play a tremendous schedule so come on out and watch us play. We won’t get the ‘W’ every time but we’re going to go out and play the very best we can find. You name it and we’ll play them. I don’t think anybody who came and watched this game went away disappointed.” Next up, the Waves face John Hardin (1-3) tonight as a final tune up for tomorrow night’s district battle with Hancock County (2-4, 0-1) at home. Next week, the girls are traveling with the Greenwave boys to Gatlinburg, Tenn. to face Hancock County in the first round of the Smokey Mountain Holiday Classic. Bullitt Central, Middlesboro and Knox County Central, of eastern Kentucky are also participating. “We’re excited because it’s before Christmas so all of our parents and fans can travel and get a little last minute shopping done,” Hurt said. “We get to see the Smokey Mountains and hopefully there will be a little snow on the ground and the boys and girls are both going so it will


Senior forward Kayla Fackler is fouled going up for a shot. Fackler had eight points and nine rebounds against Ohio. be a great trip. We’ll have all 15 kids together at a hotel, doing some bonding. We’re just going to try to go and get better and have a good time.” Meade falls to Apollo OWENSBORO — Meade County traveled to region power Apollo (5-1) Saturday and was sent packing 59-32. Apollo was able to force 17 Meade turnovers and score 19 points at the free throw line. “They are tremendous athletically and this was the first game where we really just got dominated on the glass,” Hurt said. “We didn’t rebound at all and they got second and third shots. They scored the first 12 and we had that deer-in-the-headlights look. We got it under control and cut it to nine, but then they hit a couple of shots before the half to push it back out.” Oliver led the team with 12 points, while Scarlett Powers chipped in eight. Senior forward Kayla Fackler had four points and four boards. Sophomore center Bliss Powers led the team with six boards. Waves top Tigers for district win HARNED — Meade County rolled over archrival Breckinridge County on Dec. 7 56-42 for its first district win of the season and 17th straight overall since moving to the 11th District three years ago. Breckinridge (2-3, 2-1) couldn’t keep up with Meade shooting the ball or on the glass, as the Waves out-shot the Tigers 52 percent to 40, and out-rebounded them 26-14. Meade County also shared the ball well, getting 15 assists on 16 baskets. “We were outstanding,” Hurt said. “We passed the ball well and they struggled man-to-man against us. Then they went to a zone and we handled that well. We came out 12-0 and it was 18-3 at one point. We asserted our will from the start of the game and made shots.” Oliver led the way with 14 points to go with three assists, three steals and two boards, while freshman guard Caroline Wilson pitched in 12 points, five boards and four assists. Fackler had eight points and eight boards, and the Powers cousin combo chipped in a collective 11 points and four rebounds. Box Scores: Ohio 56, Meade 54 Ohio:Albin 8-17 4-5 21, Robinson 5-15 7-9 20, Keown 2-4 0-0 5, Millsaps 1-12 1-1 3, Henderson 1-1 1-6 3, Barnwell 1-2 0-0 3, Keown 0-2 1-3 1, Griffin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-55 14-24 56.

Meade: Oliver 12-14 2-4 27, Fackler 1-4 6-6 8, B. Powers 2-5 1-3 5, Montgomery 1-1 2-2 4, S. Powers 2-6 0-0 4, Wathen 1-4 0-0 3, Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 0-0 1-2 1, Hurt 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 20-41 12-17 54. Ohio 12 Meade 16

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Three-point goals—Ohio 6-15 (Albin 1-4, Robinson 3-5, Keown 1-3, Barwell 1-2, Griffin 0-1), Meade 2-9 (Oliver 1-1, Wathen 1-3, Wilson 0-1, Hurt 0-4). Fouled out—Keown. Rebounds—Ohio 17 (Albin, Robinson, Millsaps 3), Meade 34 (Fackler 9). Assists—Ohio 7 (Albin, Henderson, Keown 2), Meade 14 (Montgomery, Wathen 4). Total fouls—Ohio 18, Meade 16. Technicals—none. Apollo 59, Meade 32 Meade: Oliver 5-8 1-2 12, S. Powers 3-5 2-2 8, Fackler 1-6 2-2 4, Hurt 1-3 0-0 3, Wilson 1-7 1-2 3, Adams 0-2 2-2 2, Montgomery 0-2 0-0 0, B. Powers 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Ledford 0-2 0-1 0, Wathen 0-2 0-0 0, Stinnett 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 11-42 8-11 32. Apollo: Gray 4-17 5-7 16, Cason 4-7 4-8 12, Gerteisen 2-7 4-7 9, Harrison 3-4 0-0 8, White 2-5 4-7 8, Parm 1-4 0-0 2, Rhodes 0-1 2-2 2, Turner 1-1 0-0 2, Welch 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-47 19-31 59. Meade Apollo

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Three-point goals—Meade 2-10 (Oliver 1-3, Hurt 1-1, Wilson 0-1, Montgomery 0-1, Evans 0-1, Ledford 0-2, Wathen 0-1), Apollo 6-18 (Gray 3-10, Gerteisen 1-5, Harrison 2-3). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Meade 26 (B. Powers 6), Apollo 33 (White 13). Assists—Meade 7 (Wilson 4), Apollo 10 (Harrison 7). Total fouls—Meade 21, Apollo14. Technicals—none. Meade 56, Breck 42 Meade: Oliver 5-7 2-4 14, Wilson 3-5 5-6 12, Fackler 2-6 4-6 8, S. Powers 2-2 2-2 8, B. Powers 1-3 3-4 5, Evans 1-1 2-4 4, Wathen 2-4 0-0 4, Montgomery 0-1 3-4 3, Hurt 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-31 21-30 56. Breck: Jarboe 3-6 2-5 9, Aldridge 3-3 3-5 9, Hinton 2-2 2-2 6, Rudolph 1-1 3-5 5, Metcalfe 0-2 4-4 4, Whitworth 2-3 0-2 4, Lucas 1-4 1-1 3, Henning 0-7 2-6 2, Bray 0-1 0-2 0, Bray 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 12-30 17-32 42. Meade 18 Breck 7

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Three-point goals—Meade 3-7 (Oliver 2-2, Wilson 1-1, Wathen 0-1, Montgomery 0-1, Hurt 0-2), Breck 1-4 (Jarboe 1-2, Henning 0-2). Fouled out—B. Powers, Mongomery. Rebounds—Meade 26 (Fackler 8), Breck 14 (Jarboe, Aldridge, Rudolph, Metcalfe, Bray 2). Assists—Meade 15 (Wilson 4), Breck 3 (Jarboe 2). Total fouls—Meade 25, Breck18. Technicals—none.

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Swim From page B1 want to go home after a while. But it’s a great place, a nice facility and the staff there is really friendly.� Team finishes ninth overall at WKU Hilltopper meet Saturday, the team went to Bowling Green and competed against 19 other schools, finishing ninth overall. The girls finished twelfth and the boys eighth. “This was the first year we’ve gone down to this meet and it was some of the better schools out of the western portion of the state,� LaVertu said. “There were some great teams with incredible athletes. We had not really had much exposure to any of these schools other than Ballard and Manual so this was kind of an eye opener for me and the team to see some of the better swimmers in the western half of the state. It was a good learning experience and a great meet to go to. There were 19 Meade County swimmers who qualified and LaVertu said the talent on display was impressive. “It was a fast meet,� he said. “It was a time standard meet so not all of our swimmers were able to go. You had to make a minimum time in every event to qualify. It was a different

format than what we were used to, but we were fairly competitive in most of the events we swam in. We had a lot of high finishes and we finished middle of the road with our combined team score. I would liked to have won, but without a USA program and a facility that we can actually train in year-round, that’s never going to happen. It’s tough to compete with some of these schools throughout the state.� LaVertu said several Meade swimmers swam well, including junior Troy Jobe, who won the 100-yard backstroke and took second in the 200-yard individual medley (IM). “This was a really good individual meet because the kids were seeded with other kids who were comparable as far as their times,� he said. “There were no slow times at this meet — you had to be pretty fast to even get in. Going in Troy was seeded third or fourth in the IM and he almost won. He was seeded second in the backstroke and he ended up winning it.� LaVertu and Spilman said the backstroke was incredibly difficult at the Western Kentucky Univesity pool because of the way the facility is designed. “This pool is like a big glass bubble and it’s extremely difficult for backstrokers to get their bearings because typically, a backstroker picks up a line

on the ceiling and focuses on that,� LaVertu said. “This pool is almost impossible to do that. It’s a neat design; it’s just not good for backstrokers. Troy’s time was actually slow, but it was good enough to win the event. “In his 200 IM, Troy broke another school record by over three seconds. He had a quarter-pool lead on the second place guy and this kid absolutely exploded out of nowhere to come back and win. In the last faze of the IM, he probably went 25 (seconds) flat on his 50 freestyle. At the end of a race that long, to do that was incredible. Troy lost by less than a half second and it was the best swim I’ve seen him have in his three years, he broke the school record and still finished second.� LaVertu said there were several girls who impressed, and a couple of school records were broken. “I thought Lisa Hurt did exceptionally well in her breaststroke in breaking another school record,� he said. “She’s really coming along. She wasn’t feeling good and still had an incredible meet. Megan Spilman (set a personal record) in her 50 freestyle and took about a second and a half off. I was extremely proud of her effort. Katie Webb was phenomenal. She broke her own school record in the 100 butterfly. They all had a really good meet.�

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could see it already helping toward the end of (2006) because both cars were better in the last 10 races.� Labonte’s first season with Petty was better than his final season at JGR. He went from 24th to 21st in points and went from seven to eight top-10 finishes. In 2007, Labonte only registered three top-10 runs, but only three occasions did he not finish a race and improved his point standing from 21 to 18 by the time the season concluded. “It’s true in a lot of ways that the next step is going to be harder, but we went through a crew chief change (in 2006) and that was difficult,� Labonte said. “We’ve overcome that. I think that was a plus for us as far as stability starting the year off with Paul Andrews. I feel like the next step will be harder in a lot of ways,

but hopefully through the seasoning of last year with the understanding of the racecar, hopefully it won’t come as hard as you think. I hope it’s not twice as hard to get to the top 15 as it was to get to 21st. I know there are areas I made some mistakes in and we had some DNF’s that we had no control over. The law of averages just bit us on some races last year.� Having an owner who’s still behind the wheel in Kyle Petty doesn’t hurt either. “Kyle and I have known each other for a long time prior to racing together,� Labonte said. “Every year it does get tougher I believe. You could look at it 15 years ago and maybe it wasn’t that big of a deal. You add Michael Waltrip Racing and Red Bull Racing and there’s five cars right there. That makes it tough.�

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Safety paramount in light of recent deaths Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife FRANKFORT — Five hunters have died in Kentucky since September, including three fatalities reported Tuesday. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials are urging hunters to follow safe firearms handling rules and to always hunt with safety in mind. While specific details of the incidents are not being released due to pending investigations, preliminary evidence suggests nearly all could have been prevented. Four of the five deaths involved firearms. “It’s a matter of going back to the basics,” said Sgt. John Anderson, with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division. “Of all the incidents I’ve heard about, they all could have been avoided by following the basic safety rules.” Those rules include the basics of safe gun handling, laws that require hunter orange clothing during firearms deer and elk seasons, mandatory hunter education requirements and tree stand safety. These rules, when followed at all times, make hunting a safe sport for all participants. “Almost all hunting incidents involve a lapse in following safety rules,” said Bill Balda, hunter education program supervisor for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Basic gun safety rules include the following: •Always point your firearm in a safe direction. •Keep the firearm’s action open and the firearm unloaded until you are ready to shoot. •Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. •Know your target. Do not shoot at sound or movement. •Know what is beyond your target. Make sure there is a safe background that will stop your bullet behind the target. •Do not hunt or shoot after drinking alcohol or taking drugs. Some prescription medications warn against operating machinery after taking them and should not be used when handling a firearm. Kentucky law requires hunters to wear unbroken hunter orange clothing visible from all sides on the head, back and chest when hunting during a gun deer or elk season. Hunter orange clothing makes hunters more visible and ensures they are not

mistaken for game. It also makes hunters visible in the background beyond someone else’s potential target. The law also requires adults to accompany at all times kids under the age of 16 who hunt deer, elk or turkey with a firearm. The adult must remain in a position to take immediate control of the child’s firearm at all times. Adults may not accompany more than two youth hunters at the same time. Additionally, adults must accompany kids under the age of 12 hunting for any species with any equipment, if the child has not yet passed a hunter education course. Accompanying adults must remain beside youth hunters, in a position to take immediate control of the child’s bow or firearm at all times, and must meet Kentucky’s hunter education law. “All too often, what we’ll see is an adult taking a child hunting, but the adult wants to hunt himself, so he takes up a position within sight but some distance away,” said Sgt. Anderson. “When hunting with a child, the child has to be the priority.” Statistics show that hunting is one of the safest sports people can participate in. “In the last 15 years since hunter education became mandatory, we average 4 ¼ incidents per 100,000 participants each year,” said Balda. This compares to a national average of more than 2,000 incidents per 100,000 participants in both football and basketball and more than 1,000 each in soccer and baseball. “The problem with accidents in hunting is a higher proportion of fatalities,” said Balda. Up to one-fourth of hunting incidents involve the use of tree stands, and many of these are fatal. Hunters should always wear a safety harness to minimize risk. “It takes extra effort to be safe going up into a tree stand,” said Balda. “You need to be tied off going up, tied off while you’re in it, and tied off when you’re coming down.” Balda admits that many hunters do not go to those lengths when using a tree stand. But taking the time to do so could save a hunter’s life. “If everyone tied off going up and down a tree stand, and everyone made sure of what they were shooting at, hunting would be even safer than it is – and it is one of the safest sports you can take up,” said Balda. More than 300 hunter education courses are offered throughout Kentucky each year.

The courses teach firearms and tree stand safety, hunting ethics and more. Hunter education is required for all hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1975, except kids under 12 and hunters who are license exempt. A one-time temporary hunter education exemption permit is available for $5 online at, which allows hunting for one year from the date of purchase without a hunter education card. All hunters who take advantage of the exemption permit, even if they are adults, must be accompanied by an adult who meets Kentucky’s hunter education law. Hunter education is strongly recommended for all hunters, even for those not legally required to take a course. Following safety rules at all times can prevent hunting incidents and save lives. For more information on safe hunting and to study Kentucky’s official hunting safety course, visit www. For information on hunting regulations, including full details of Kentucky’s hunter orange clothing law and rules for adults hunting with kids, call 1-800-858-1549 or pick up a copy of the 2007-08 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide, available wherever licenses are sold.

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Glad Tidings Christian Center is currently compiling a list of names and addresses of local military members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with the intent of sending them care packages. If your loved one is deployed, please provide his or her name and address to the church. This is a ministry of the church; families will not be asked for donations of any kind. For more information, call 270-422-2020 and leave a message for Betty Bristoe Stuart Pepper Middle School will be hosting a community food drive which will run from December12 to 18. We are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, such as jelly, crackers, canned fruit along with items such as toothpaste and soap. You may make a donation at the middle school anytime during school hours or send your items with a student. Together we can help end hunger. Give today and make a difference.

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RESTRICTED BUILDING LOTS 4 ACRE LOTS, Just off Hwy 144 Flaherty, Blacktop frontage & Co Water, $37,500 1-2 ACRE LOTS, On Hwy 144 & Approx. 2 Miles from US 60, 20 minutes from E-town. Priced at $29,900 FORREST RIDGE, 1-2 ACRE WOODED LOTS, RESTRICTED TO SITE BUILT HOMES, Off Hwy 1638, Close to Otter Creek Park, $24,900

ACREAGE 5-50 Acres, Payneville area just off Hwy 886, wooded and open lots available, $2,500/acre, owner financing available 5 ACRE LOTS, Off hwy 823 Meade County, Nice lots with nice amount of trees, $21,900 each MOBLIE HOME LOT, 2 ACRES. Old Ekron Road, water, perk tested, $19,900.

LOTS W/ HOMES OR READY FOR YOUR HOME 3 BED, 1 1/2 BATH MODULAR HOME, VINE GROVE, Completely remodeled, new laminate flooring, carpet, paint, windows, priced to sell $74,900 Possible owner financing .3 ACRES, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBLIE HOME, cistern, nice home, Payneville, $59,900 2 ACRES, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME, city water, Irvington, $49,900 5 ACRES, SMALL POND, SET UP FOR MOBILE, Deep well, electric, septic, driveway, concrete pad, Meade County $42,900

Kentucky Land Company of Irvington Real Estate Development We buy and sell land 270-547-4222 1.2 acres, Meade County, has nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath single wide, new 1 car garage, septic county water $4,900 DN. Approx 1 acre, Meade County, has newly remodeled house, small barn, large deck with new central air and well water $4,900 DN Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Meade County, approx 1 acre plus side porch newly remodel. Possible owner finance Breckinridge County, Approx 3 acres, scattered trees, big garage needs little work has pond and blacktop road $1,000 DN 12 acres Breck Co, open and wooded, private, house has septic, cistern, electric $1,900 DN 2.3 acres, Breck Co has county water black top road, lays nice ok for newer single wide $4,900 DN

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KENTUCKY LAND CO. 525 N. Dixie Radcliff, Ky 40160 270-828-2222 Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to Houses”. $24,900 Financing available for everyone! 270-828-2222. Building Lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing available for everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 5 acres and Brick House, near Rough River Lake, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, city water available, located on Centerview-Rough River Road. Can purchase additional land and barns. $79,900 Financing available for everyone! www., 270-828-2222. Home in Vine grove, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, city water and sewers, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, new laminated hardwood floors and carpets, located in Vine Grove on Shelton Street. $74,900. Financing available for everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy. 1638 and Hwy. 933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing available for everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222.

36 acres Breck Co. near Webster, all woods with timber, nice home site, also good hunting. $2,500 an acre. 87.142 acres in Breck Co., near Webster, pasture, woods, perfect hunting, ok for horses or cattle, nice home site, must see to appreciate! 7 acres beautiful creek front property near Cloverport, Breck Co. O.K. for home or cabin, access to Ohio River and boat ramp. Perfect get away. 12 acre mini-farm, county water, electric and paved road, perfect for horses, located in Breckiridge County. 1-6 acres in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. 5 acres and 7.7 acres near Irvington Beautiful home site, ok for horses or cattle, must see to appreciate!

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Double Wide Home and acre of land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, paved road. Very nice and clean. Located off U.S. 60 and Hobb-Reesor Road on Sunset Drive. $79,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222 3.6 acres off Hwy. 1600 on Sandy Ln .near Flaherty, city water on paved road. $26,900 Financing Available for everyone! www., 270-828-2222 House and lot in Muldraugh, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, city water and sewers. $32,900 Low down payment Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222 4 bedroom double wide home on 1.7 acres has over 2000 Sq.ft of living space, 2 baths, new hardwood laminated floors, mew carpet, and new paint. Located off U.S. Hwy. 60 and ShotHunt Road $84,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington, Ky. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting held Monday nights at 8 p.m. For more info, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445 Al-Anon meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885


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The OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885

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1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting @ 22,900 Financing available for everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222 2 acres with 16’x 80’ Mobile Home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, new laminate hardwood flooring and new carpet in bedrooms, fresh paint very clean and nice, located off Hwy.79 near Irvington. $49,900 Financing Available for everyone! www., 270-828-2222

Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 422-1050

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CHERRY BLOSSOM GOLF/COUNTRY CLUB, Georgetown. Voted #1 public access golf course by GolfWeek Magazine. Join us for your next round or outing. Call 502-570-9849. Gun Show. December 15-16. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4. Somerset. The Center. (2292 S. Hwy 27). Buy, Sell, Trade. Info (563)927-8176

Driver: You may qualify for SURPLUS STATE TRAINING MONEY to attend CDL Class-A or B Training. Employment Assistance. 1-866-244-3644 www. TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING Drivers- We have Freight! 4 Regional positions avail. ASAP! CDL-A with tanker required. Premium pay & benefits. Call 877-484-3061 now or visit Regional Flatbed Drivers: NOW PAYING $.40/ mile!!! Earn $50,000 PLUS 6% Bonus! Home every weekend and 1-2 times per week!! Great benefits including 401K! 6 mo. t/t & Class-A CDL req’d. Wabash Valley Transportation, Inc. 800-246-6305 www.



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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 submit@thenewsstandard. com. Deadline for Friday’s paper is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Friday, December 14 • Muldraugh-Christmas dance and program will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. • Meade County High SchoolSuccessful Steps to Parenting (Christmas luncheon, noon, at Freshman Academy) • Every Friday - Vine Grove Community Center, 300 West Main Street will have free Bluegrass and old-time music jam, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. come play or listen. Open to public, no amplifiers or alcohol allowed. For more information call 877-2422. Saturday, December 15 • Brandenburg Eye Screening For all ages-The North Hardin/ Meade County Leo club is sponsoring a free eye screening to the Brandenburg community, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Meade County Extension Office 1041 Old Ekron Rd. Contact person: Bill Albano 828-8422

Monday, December 17 • Payneville Elementary –Grades 4-6 field trip to Corydon Cinemas • Kentucky High School Athletic Association-will be at Meade County for a Title IX review, public comments session, 5-5:30 p.m. at the Meade County High School media center • Caregivers support group, will meet at 6 p.m. May call (800) 264-0393

This Week’s Horoscopes ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Start preparing now to make sure you get the credit you’re due for all that effort you put in to get that project off the ground. A new challenge emerges after the 15th. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re still charging full steam ahead on the job -- and that’s fine. But take time to share the joy of preparing for the upcoming holidays with folks you love. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A former detractor resists joining your ranks just yet. Give him or her time to learn more about what you’re doing. Meanwhile, devote more time to friends and family. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to be goaded into a tiff by someone who might be looking for a fight. Remain cool as you make your exit. Be assured that others will rally to your support. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Kudos on getting the well-deserved Lion’s share of the rewards for a job well-done. Now you can take a breather from your workaday duties and spend time with your family. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You enjoy a quick spurt of renewed energy just in time to meet that upcoming deadline. A potentially romantic situation looms. How it develops will be up to you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch out for distractions that could cause delays and leave you running twice as fast to finish your work by the 15th. Then go ahead and have fun. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might prefer to work on current tasks on your own. But be open to a potentially useful suggestion from someone who admires you and wants to help. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid rushing full gallop into that volunteer project without knowing what’s expected of you. Take things a step at a time as you begin to find your way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Good news: You should begin to feel more comfortable expressing your emotions. This will go a long way in helping you with that personal situation.

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Wednesday, December 19 • David T Wilson-CONNECT Christmas Party • Flaherty Elementary-Preschool pajama night 6 p.m. • Payneville Elementary-K-3 grade Christmas field trip to Corydon Cinemas • Doe Valley Homemakers- will meet at 10 a.m. • Lincoln Trail Caregivers Support Group-will meet a 6 p.m. Call 800-264-0393 Thursday, December 20 • David T. Wilson-Report cards sent home • David T. Wilson-Day at the Movies, Corydon Cinemas • Meade County High SchoolGreenwave basketball at Smoky Mountain Holiday Classic, Gatlinburg, Tenn. through Dec. 22 • Chapter #1512 of Meade County National Association of Retired Federal Employees- meeting will be at 1 p.m., at the Brandenburg United Methodist Church • Meade County Equine Societywill meet at 7 p.m., at the Food Court. Everyone welcome to attend. • Bethel United Methodist Churchchildren’s Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Friday, December 21 • All schools dismissed for holidays through Jan. 1, 2008 • Every Friday - Vine Grove Community Center, 300 West Main Street will have free Bluegrass and oldtime music jam, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. come play or listen. Open to public, no amplifiers or alcohol allowed. For more information call 877-2422. • Bethel United Methodist Church-Youth Christmas program will be at 7 p.m.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An old friend gives confusing signals. Best advice: Don’t assume that things will necessarily work themselves out. Ask questions and demand straight answers. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new relationship needs time to develop. Be careful not to let your emotions flood your natural sense of caution. Meanwhile, check out that new job offer.

Monday, December 24 • Bethel United Methodist Church-Christmas Eve communion will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Tuesday, December 18 • Christmas Bazaare held at Payneville Elementary-1:30 p.m. • Stuart Pepper Middle SchoolBand Concert in the gym 7 p.m. • Stuart Pepper Middle SchoolSpelling Bee tryouts • Teen program-at Meade County Public Library for ages 11 and up, 5:30 p.m. • Story Time-at the Meade County Public Library will be at 10:30 a.m., call 422-2094

Sunday, December 23 • Bethel United Methodist Church Choir Christmas Cantata will be at 11 a.m. • Hill Grove Baptist Church- will present their Christmas cantata, “The Love of God at Christmas, A Christmas Celebration at 6 p.m.

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Sunday, December16 • Wolf Creek Baptist Church Christmas Program-“The First Christmas” will be presented Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. We are expecting a visit from Santa following the program. Everyone welcome! For more information call 422-2284 or 497-4162 • Meade County Equine Societywill have a bake sale at 12 p.m. in front of Kroger. All proceeds will go to the Equine Society. For more information call 497-4636 or 497-4349 • Salem Baptist Church choir- will have their Christmas cantata “All Bow Down” at 11 a.m., community invited. • Brandenburg United Methodist Church- will have a Christmas music celebration at 8:45 a.m. (praise and worship) 11 a.m. adult choir, children‘s choir, God’s Hands special music

Wednesday, December 26 • Rock Haven Baptist Church, monthly block watch meeting will be at 7 p.m. • Ekron Elementary School, Site Base Decision Making Council in the school library at 3:45 p.m.

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Students at Stuart Pepper were getting into the Christmas spirit as they spent time creating festive ornaments during an after school craft class Wednesday afternoon. Several students let their creativity flow as they intricately crafted candy cane and snowflake ornaments to give as gifts or hang on their own Christmas trees. The craft class was co-hosted by SPMS and the Meade County Public Library and is one of several crafting activities hosted during various holidays throughout the year.

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TOP: Tiffany Mullins (left), Tori Pipes and Marsha Greenwell create Christmas tree ornaments with wire and beads. ABOVE: Seventh-graders Hannah Gempler (left) and Samantha Storm add wreaths and other accessories to their stocking magnets. LEFT: Kristina Phillips, 13, diligently places glue on the tiny beads and places them onto her star-shaped Christmas tree ornament.


Holiday tips for buying for your ‘bestie’ The Christmas season can music? The next time you’re be a little overwhelming at their house or in their for me. I always have tons car, try to notice which CDs they have and subtly of people to shop figure out if they’re for and not exactly Felicia tons of cash. Then, Thompson hoping for any new ones under the tree of course, there’s this year. the difficult people Generally speakto buy gifts for that ing, teenagers love “don’t want anyclothes. Peek around thing for Christmas” in your friend’s or the ones that have closet and check everything in the out what size shirt world. It can all turn they wear. That way into a stressful mess so this year I’ve decided to you’ll be sure to get the permake a plan to keep things fect fit with a new band tee or hoodie. simpler. If your friend is a bookSomething that seems like a trendy, simple thing to do worm, figure out their fais exchange gifts with your vorite author and venture best friend. It seems fun and over to Barnes & Noble. easy enough — who do you Books are great gifts because know better than your best they can be read over and over again. Plus, they can be friend? Think about what your traded in for a different read bestie will really want this at a used bookstore. Does your friend have a holiday season. Here are a few starter ideas to help you certain line of aromas he or begin your shopping excur- she absolutely loves? Put together a little basket of sion: Is your BFF really into smell-goods, including lo-

tion, spray, body wash or whatever else you can find with the same scent. Some boys may not appreciate a basket of scents so a better idea for your autosavvy friends is car accessories. If your buddy is fixing up his car, get him something he needs. There are tons of stores around Brandenburg and E’town that sell lots of accessories like car seat covers and license plate frames. Another great gift idea is a magazine subscription. You can sign up for 56 issues of Sports Illustrated for right around $48. If you’ve got a friend who’s into CosmoGirl! you can get her 10 issues for only $8. Shop around online for your friend’s favorite magazine and sign them up. If you absolutely can’t figure out what to get your bestie, give them a gift card to a store. Gift cards allow your friend free reign to select an ideal gift — which saves

Contestants sparkle and shine during annual holiday pageant Festive reds, holiday greens and shining smiles were all part of the third annual Meade County High School Cheer Boosters Christmas Pageant. The event was held for boys and girls of all ages who enjoy friendly competition and performing for friends and family.

TOP: Winners of the Little Miss and Master Precious Christmas. ABOVE LEFT: Winners of the Miss Teen Christmas. ABOVE RIGHT: Winners of the Miss Petite Christmas. LEFT: Winners of the Little Miss and Master Christmas. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

you from wasting money on a gift he or she hates. You could also try a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant. Whatever you end up getting your friends, just remember to not stress. The season is about giving to people you care about, not breaking the bank on the latest craze. Try to be thoughtful and creative and you’ll be sure to make your friends smile this Christmas.



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Boys From page B1 Meade holds off Campbellsville The Greenwave took out the Eagles at home 58-54 Saturday. Garris said he was pleased with the way the football players’ conditioning has improved since joining the team Dec. 1. “I thought that was our best outing so far from the standpoint of the way we moved around,” he said. “We had a big week last week. In a seven-day period we had a football game Friday night, and basketball games Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights, so there wasn’t a whole lot of rest for the weary but we got through it in good shape. For these kids to come in and play four games in six nights is pretty good.” Stinnett led the way with a double-double, scoring 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and pulling down 16 rebounds. Junior forward Johnathon Ives pitched in 11 points, four boards and two assists, while senior guard Casey Hubbard scored 10 points, pulled down four rebounds, dished out two assists and had two steals. “We got them to take a bunch of shots and we rebounded,” Garris said. “We haven’t had one team outrebound us yet and I think as long as we keep doing that we’ll be in good shape, and I like that stat. We’re defending better and I think as we continue to get our legs under us we’ll get even better.” Meade tops Breck in district thriller Last Thursday’s border war with Breckinridge County was a tale of four quarters, with Meade County coming from behind after leading most of the early going to pull out the victory. The Greenwave battled the Tigers (2-4, 2-1) in a hotly contested game with a playoff-like atmosphere to win the first of at least two matchups this season 36-30. Meade was able to outscore Breck 11-2 in the fourth quarter for a crucial district win after falling to Hancock County in its district opener. “No matter what it is, it’s always a battle with these two teams,” Garris said. “It’s always been like that and it always will be. This was a big rivalry before we changed

districts and it’s gotten even bigger than what it was. This was a knockdown-drag-out and neither team shot it well, but both teams played really hard and competed. That’s the type of game you want to see and it was a good environment, a good game and I’m just tickled we were able to get this one under our belt.” Senior forward Chris Roe battled foul trouble — picking up his fourth 30 seconds into the second half — to come up with two win-saving plays that won’t show up on the stat sheet. Roe came back in with just 4:10 remaining, the Greenwave down 30-29 and almost immediately forced a jump ball, which led to senior center Nick Stinnett’s 31-30 goahead bucket. Roe then forced another jump ball with just 2:05 remaining, leading to junior wing Jonathan Ives’ score, which put Meade up 33-30. “I just came back with a lot of energy,” Roe said. “I only played nine minutes, so I came in with energy and the guys were down so I tried to boost them back up.” With Meade clinging to a three-point lead and just more than a minute to go, the Tigers were called for a five-second violation on an inbounds play. Breck County then fouled Stinnett, who made the first of a one-andone. Breck missed its next shot and Ives rebounded and was immediately fouled with 21.5 seconds left. Meade County led by six after Ives made both free throws. Garris said having Roe for the final minutes, and the 43-17 rebounding advantage, were critical to his team’s success. “There were two big keys to this ballgame and one of them was Chris Roe not fouling out,” he said. “I thought Eric Whalen did a great job playing 22 minutes filling in the middle for Chris. He got four big rebounds for us, battled and banged in there. But the biggest thing was when Chris got back in. “He got us some balls, two big tie-ups and that was a plus. When you look at our rebounds, we had 43 and it was 26 to five at the half. I tell theses kids this is one of those things you look at because if you can limit people to one shot, you’ll be in good shape. That was the difference in the ballgame. Those second-chance shots were huge and we didn’t give them any put-backs. That’s

the difference right there.” Garris said his team’s experience showed down the stretch. “We were having trouble getting the ball where we wanted it and that’s my fault,” he said. “We haven’t put a whole lot of (offensive sets) in yet because we haven’t had everybody. In the fourth quarter we went to an offense that we haven’t worked on yet but it was something we played a lot last year. If we didn’t have that experience after getting those kids back, there’s no way we could run it. “That’s when Nick got going because we got him a little closer to the basket. I think that’s what you want your seniors to do. We made a couple of mistakes but I think our experience really overshadowed those mistakes.”

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Box Scores: Greenwave 58, Tigers 54 Campbellsville: Meade: Hubbard 3-7 1-2 10, Williams 2-4 1-2 5, Ives 5-9 0-0 11, Baize 1-3 0-0 2, Stinnett 9-11 1-5 19, Roe 1-5 1-2 3, Wells 1-1 0-0 2, Whelan 2-4 2-4 6. Totals 24-44 6-15 58.

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C’ville 16 8 10 20—54 Meade 13 16 11 18—58 Three-point goals—Meade 4-10 (Hubbard 3-6, Ives 1-1, Stinnett 0-1, Roe 0-2). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—C’ville 28 (Bridgewater 7), Meade 34 (Stinnett 16). Assists—C’ville 13, Meade 13 (Hubbard 4). Total fouls—C’ville 12, Meade 13. Technicals—none.

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Greenwave 36, Tigers 30 Meade: Mann 0-1 0-0 0, Hubbard 1-2 0-0 3, Williams 3-4 2-2 10, Ives 4-11 2-2 10, Stinnett 5-17 1-2 11, Roe 0-1 0-0 0, Wells 1-1 0-0 2, Whelan 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 14-41 5-7 36. Breck: Lucas 2-9 0-3 5, Stinnett 4-13 0-0 8, Critchelow 1-2 0-1 3, Weatherholt 0-4 0-0 0, Oliver 3-5 0-0 6, Tucker 1-4 0-0 2, Douglas 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 13-42 0-4 30. Meade 17 4 Breck 4 13

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Buddy Shacklette, has covered NASCAR and other sports for the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal for 16 years. The 1986 graduate of Meade County High School has also written stories for Sports Spectrum, Cup Scene and ISC Publications, which produces the racing programs at most of NASCAR's tracks.

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Three-point goals—Meade 3-8 (Hubbard 1-2, Williams 2-2, Ives 0-2, Stinnett 0-2), Breck 4-20 (Lucas 1-6, Stinnett 0-5, Critchelow 1-2, Weatherholt 0-1, Tucker 0-2, Douglas 2-4). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Meade 43 (Stinnett 12), Breck 17 (Weatherholt 4). Assists—Meade 5 (Hubbard 3), Breck8 (Lucas 3). Total fouls—Meade 14, Breck 13. Technicals—none.

Wrestlers go 30-36 in Nelson County meet, dismantle Fort Knox Meade County faced St. Xavier, Nelson County, North Oldham, Tates Creek and Franklin County Saturday at Nelson County.

Meade def. Fort Knox 60-15 on Dec. 12

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