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Campbell takes command of Fort Knox By Charles L. Westmoreland FORT KNOX — Brig. Gen. Donald Campbell, Jr. didn’t anticipate being a career military man. When he was commissioned as an Armor officer 30 years ago, Campbell had no idea his career would span four decades — or that he would return to Fort Knox, the post he was first trained at, as its highest leader. Campbell’s career progressed fullcircle and the seasoned warrior has now become Fort Knox’s top brass during the post’s biggest transition in history as the Army’s Base Realignment and Closures continues. “You never expect to be promoted to general,” Campbell said. “For me, this is a life-long dream come true. I’m honored and humbled to be the new … commanding general at Fort Knox.” Campbell replaced Maj. Gen. Robert Williams as Fort Knox command-

Brig. Gen. Donald Maj. Gen. Robert Campbell Williams ing general during a ceremony held at the Sadowski Fieldhouse on Jan. 7. Gen. William S. Wallace, Army Training and Doctrine commander, oversaw the ceremony. In attendance were local and state leaders, including Gov. Steve Beshear. Wallace called Fort Knox “one of the most coveted assignments in the Army,” and reassured those in attendance that the post is in equally capable hands with Campbell assuming command.

Brig. Gen. Donald Campbell, incoming commanding general, passes the guidon to Post Command Sgt. Maj. John Gathers during a ceremony held at Fort Knox on Jan. 7. Campbell succeeds Maj. Gen. Robert Williams, who will become commandant of the U.S. Army War College.

“When one great leader departs … another outstanding leader takes his place,” he said. “(Williams) provided inspirational leadership for soldiers (and) helped establish Fort Knox as a model for other installations.” Wallace said Fort Knox enjoys a “special relationship” with the surrounding community, a relationship Williams fought hard to maintain and which Campbell says he will continue to foster. “Soon you all will see how good (Campbell) is first-hand,” Wallace said, noting Campbell’s last position as deputy commanding general of the Army’s V Corps based in Fort Lewis, Wash., and his two tours in Iraq. Williams will become the 47th commandant of the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania, where he will train senior military officers and civilians. But despite the high-profile

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Business owners fume about the impact a local smoking ban could have By Laura Saylor More than 65 percent of American states have limited smoking laws mandated by state legislature. Though Kentucky is one of 22 states with no state-ordered smoking bans, its largest cities are pursuing smoke-free facilities. Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort and more than 35 other cities statewide have all implemented limited smoking laws in public establishments. Though talks of a smoking ban beginning in Brandenburg are nonexistent, local business owners are considering the impact a ban could have on their businesses should smoking limits ever be enforced in Meade County. “I really think it would hurt us,” said Crystal Coles,

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Smoking bans across the state have local restaurant owners speaking out. co-owner of Little Dave’s Down on the River. “I think a smoking ban would make some people turn around and walk out.” The restaurant sits in the heart of old downtown Bran-

denburg and has been frequented by patrons for more than 15 years. Some customers enjoy a meal while others, Coles said, come to have drinks and watch a race or ball game on the TV.

“When people come down to watch a game they want to be able to have a drink and smoke,” Coles said. “That’s why we have a smoking

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Budget crisis could affect school funding By Betsy Simon A budget crisis in Frankfort came to light after Gov. Steve Beshear took office and the affects could trickle down to the public school system for the 2009 school year. Reports have stated in recent weeks that tuition at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities may spike due to a lack of state funding for education. Meade County Superintendent Mitch Crump said the same money issues may hurt funding for local primary and secondary schools, as well. Crump intended to present the school board with a potential 2009 budget during Tuesday’s monthly meeting. Instead,

he told board members that Kentucky’s Department of Education is warning districts that there could be a seven percent budget cut in their state funding. He said all superintendents and principals in Kentucky’s 174 school districts were mailed information from the Kentucky Department of Education regarding the potential budget cut. Crump said board members will have to wait to see any potential draft of the budget because a complete budget can’t be made without knowing the state funding that will be available for public schools. “It’s a scary time to talk about a seven percent cut,” he said. “Anything people

buy at home, we buy for school but in bulk. We would have to cut a lot of services for kids if there is a seven percent cut.” Crump seemed hopeful, though, that budget troubles plaguing Kentucky are common problems facing any new administration and that the issues can be solved without having a negative effect on the education of kids in Meade County and across the state. “I would hate to have to go there and think about budget cuts for the school,” he told board members. “We’ll just have to hold our breaths. All I can say now is we’ll have to continue to monitor Frankfort.”


County officials will begin searching for a new employee to enforce Meade County’s planning and zoning laws, which will include abandoned properties. The position’s previous office holder, Hank Schaffner, did not respond to a certified letter sent by Fiscal Court last month offering him the job of abandoned property enforcer. The letter also stated Schaffner would not be able to carry a firearm, a topic that generated debate among Fiscal Court and the Planning and Zoning office for months. Fiscal Court voted 4-3 on Dec. 18 to offer Schaffner the position under the condition he no longer carry a handgun. Schaffner was on medical leave most of December and could not be reached for comment. Schaffner, a retired Louisville police officer, didn’t respond to the letter, which prompted another letter. Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft sent Schaffner a second certified letter Jan. 2 informing him the failure to respond about the position, and the forfeiture of his firearm, was considered insubordination and resulted with his firing. “With no response, we took it as a “No,” Craycroft said about Schaffner accepting the position. Fiscal Court expected as much and made plans in December to find a new enforcement officer in case Schaffner didn’t accept the job. The position will be advertised for the next two weeks and then Planning and Zoning Administrator Barbara Campbell will take a recommendation to Fiscal Court at February’s regularly scheduled meeting. Campbell said her office will work with Craycroft’s office to handle complaints in the meantime. “As of now, things are at a stand-still,” she said. “We’re taking complaints and as soon as we get someone in here we’ll be dealing with the complaints we have. Anything that needs to be done quickly we’ll have (the Judge/Executive’s office) help.”


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VFW recognizes Battletown teacher’s patriotism By Betsy Simon What began as an effort to boost spirits and strength patriotism following the Sept. 11 attacks could earn one Battletown Elementary staff member national recognition. Belinda Jones — a school librarian and an 11-year member of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 100th Division, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in Louisville, where she handles legal issues for the Army reserve unit — wanted to instill in today’s youth patriotic values. She started numerous projects in the school, including the Patriot Day program, and last week, was rewarded for her dedication to teaching love of country. On Jan. 3 she won the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Award at the state and district levels. The National Citizenship Education Teacher Award recognizes educators who inspire national pride in students. “Everyone has their role in life and mine has always been the ‘official flag waver’ at the school and the unit,” Jones said. “My father was a World War II veteran and a fallen firefighter, so I probably learned a lot about patriotism from him.” Lt. Col. Michael Bennett, Jones’ Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at 100th Division,

“Ever since 9/11, (Jones) has been an outstanding leader in our school and has instilled patriotism in our students.” —Nancy Bell, Battletown teacher, on Sgt. Belinda Jones says her work with the unit shows her love for America. “Her untiring and dedicated service to the U.S. Army Reserve … where she handles legal issues for the unit has greatly enhanced our ability to provide legal services to soldiers in support of the War on Terror,” he says. “She has assisted many soldiers with their legal affairs as they prepare to mobilize in support of the war. Our unit’s receipt of the Army’s Award for Legal Assistance was in large part due to the work and selfless support of Sgt. Jones.” But the award isn’t solely for her. Jones should find out by the end of January if she’s won at the national level. If she wins, Battletown Elementary will receive $1,000. Jones hopes, even without a national win, that the school will receive public recognition for the nationalistic values it teaches its students. “Any good publicity is always welcomed,” she said. “Battletown has a lot of unique things going on, but because we’re a rural school things maybe go under-ap-

preciated sometimes.” Jones’ award nominator and a Battletown Elementary second and third grade teacher, Nancy Bell, wrote in her nomination letter that Jones’ “unwavering devotion to the ideals of our country has inspired her to make a huge difference in instilling knowledge and patriotism in the lives’ of her students.” She said Jones’ commitment to a better America helped rally people’s fears following the attacks. “Ever since 9/11, (Jones) has been an outstanding leader in our school and has instilled patriotism in our students,” Bell said. “She has a great love of country and it helped all of us at the school after the attacks on our country. We were fortunate she was here and has connections to the military.” With a symbol of freedom — the American flag — Jones started Operation Stars and Stripes, sending the school’s flag on a mission of its own. From the three sites struck on Sept. 11, 2001 across the world to Afghanistan, Bat-


Army Reserves Sgt. Belinda Jones poses for a picture with Sgt. First Class Christopher Bates, 8-229th Aviation Battalion, Ft. Knox, while he visited Battletown Elementary on Patriot Day last year. Jones was awarded the VFW’s National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. tletown’s American flag has been viewed by the world. The flag flew over Iraq on their first democratic election day last year. The flag is currently displayed over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. “Through her work with the students at Battletown Elementary, and in particular ‘Operation Stars and Stripes’, she has shown a keen dedication to instilling pride in our Nation’s most precious resource — our children,” Bennett says. “She has worked countless

hours to ensure Battletown students understand the significance of our most recognizable national symbol and all that it stands for. As a result of Sgt. Jones’ project, the Battletown flag has made its way to locations now permanently etched into American history. It is through such a project that young Americans gain understanding and respect for the sacrifices and dedication of citizens who have made our country the best among all. Sgt. Belinda Jones is a true patriot.”

Jones’ mission to fly the flag in pertinent places across the world has not ended yet, though. “We’re still working with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office to get the flag to the White House to be signed by President Bush,” Jones said. “We hope to have a big ceremony when it gets back, and the flag will fly at school on every Sept.11. This has helped something good come out of a terrible tragedy. It’s the best memorial we can have for those who died.”

School board praises Payneville’s test scores By Betsy Simon Staff and students at Payneville Elementary continue to set educational goals after scoring well on the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) last year. They showed school board members that their hard work and dedication hasn’t stopped yet. “It’s a compliment to all of you that the board and superintendent came here to visit. I’m impressed with the school,” said board member Greg Bevin. “This isn’t always an easy ladder to climb and it’s hard to stay on top, but this school talks about how it will continue to do better.” The Meade County School

Board hosted its monthly meeting Tuesday at Payneville Elementary, following a recommendation from Bevin, who resides in and represents the Payneville district. He wanted the board to acknowledge that the school met the goal of 100 percent proficiency on the math and reading sections of last year’s KCCT before the deadline in six years. The No Child Left Behind Act requires all schools to be completely proficient in math and reading by 2014. Payneville Elementary Principal Marie Barr said the school’s successes are due in large part to how well the staff, students and parents work together with the common goal of educating today’s youth.

“It’s not just the certified teachers, but it’s everyone in this building working together that makes us successful,” Barr said. She said the school holds monthly staff meetings where they talk about the good things they can do for the kids of Payneville, as well as any improvements or changes they should make. “People sometimes ask why our school is so great and it’s that we just do what has to be done,” Barr said. “We jump outside of the box to do things to show the kids that we care. Everything we do here seems to be interwoven. We know the strengths of our parents and community members and get what resources we can from them.”

To maintain the school’s high performance rate, Barr said they also rely on the areas where individual teachers excel. “We departmentalize so that teachers are teaching their strengths,” she said. “We utilize our staff’s strengths to get through to the kids, and the teachers do a good job of utilizing our parents’ strengths, too. I’m

blessed to have these people around me.” Barr also mentioned that the teachers hold various reward programs to encourage their students to continue down the path of success while enjoying their education. Superintendent Mitch Crump said the school’s ability to mix fun and education has helped increase its success.

“The teachers here have high expectations for their students,” he said. “If the teachers enjoy and have passion for what they’re doing, the kids will also learn and have fun. The board members challenge me to offer kids the best education possible and keep them performing at high levels because they care about all kids learning.”

911 Center will hire 2 more dispatchers by end of month By Betsy Simon Officers with the Brandenburg Police Department may soon carry a set of keys to the 911 Center while onduty. Mark Bennett, director of the 911 Center and chairman of the E-911 committee, said it was brought to his attention during the past month that the Brandenburg Police Department does not have keys to the 911 Center at the courthouse, which is a locked facility. “If there was an emergency and someone needed to get inside there should be someone in the city that has a set of keys,” he said. “Brandenburg police officers are close by if we would need assistance.” Another option would be to leave a spare set of keys at Brandenburg City Hall, but Bennett felt that could cause problems. “If we give keys to city hall, officers would have to stop there before they could come to the 911 Center, which could delay response times,” he said. “When officers leave the department they would need to return the keys or give them to their replacement.” Bennett said he has spoken with Sheriff Butch Ker-

rick and he has no problem giving a set of keys to the Brandenburg Police Department. Brandenburg Police Chief Jeff Cox was on vacation, so Bennett has not been able to discuss the matter with him. Magistrate Randall Hardesty, a liaison to the committee, thought it would be wise to have police officers who are close by have a set of keys to the building. “It’s fine with me,” Hardesty said. “I think it would be a great idea.” •The county’s 911 Center should be fully staffed with two new dispatchers by the end of January. Following months of searching for a full-time and part-time dispatcher, Bennett informed the committee the process is almost over. “(Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft) would like to see us have the two people recommended to Fiscal Court this month,” Bennett said. The two potential hires have completed the state level testing. Before recommending them to Fiscal Court this month, Bennett said the applicants’ state test scores will need to be examined, and he felt confident that the recommendations could be made to Fiscal Court this month.

“We shouldn’t have a problem with being able to meet the dateline,” Bennett said. •Bill Lacey, who handles the county’s readdressing, said he is working on establishing the RUOK (Are You OK?) system. The RUOK system will allow the 911 Center to check on disabled, shut-in and elderly residents during a certain time every day. The system will send automated messages to residents who have qualified for the program. The messages will require the residents to punch in a code to indicate they are fine. Microdata, the 911 firm providing Automatic Locating Information (ALI) for the county’s wireline E-911 service, will be the RUOK provider as well. The ALI database will interact with the county’s master street address guide and Brandenburg Telephone Company’s customer database to supply dispatchers with the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of emergency calls made over Brandenburg Telephone Company’s telephone lines. Lacey said his next step in the process is to get Microdata to supply the technology based on the price guide supplied by the state.

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Smoking bans could set dangerous precedent Talks of a smoking ban hasn’t reached Meade County yet. The key word being “yet.” It’s only a matter of time before a county smoking ban, or even state-wide ban, is brought up. When that happens, it could set a dangerous precedent that leads to business owners losing autonomy in their own establishments. Smoking bans are about restaurant/bar owners’ rights as much as they are public health. When government intercedes in the affairs of local business, who is to say it will stop with smoking bans? The Associated Press reported on a proposal by a St. Charles, Mo., official who is trying to pass a bill to ban profanity and vulgar music from downtown bars. Of course, bar owners are irate that the government would dare tell them what kind of music to play.

The scary thing is the ban might actually pass. “We’re dealing with adults here once again and I don’t think it’s the city’s job or the government’s job to determine what we can and cannot play in our restaurant,” one business owner told the AP. Several local business owners feel the same way about a smoking ban. It’s not that they’re against a ban, they just don’t want the government making that decision for them. We applaud the local business owners with the social consciousness to forbid smoking, especially because it was their decision to begin with. But if talks of a local ban ever do come up, every business owner should join in opposing the ban. The residents of St. Charles know all too well that once government meddles in private business, it may never stop.

Assembly’s work not limited to regular sessions FRANKFORT — For those who don’t follow the legislative process closely, it may be understandable if they think the General Assembly’s work is limited to its regular or special sessions. While it is true that laws can only be passed during this time, legislative meetings are held almost yearround. The House and Senate have 14 joint committees and eight others that provide oversight of the executive branch. In 2007, two other special, short-term committees were also created. The committees cover all aspects of state government, everything ranging from education and health & welfare to transportation and banking & insurance. During the interim, as the period between legislative sessions is known, these committees often cover a wide-ranging agenda. They review newly enacted laws, proposed legislation and various state programs that fall under their oversight. Sometimes, not surprisingly, their jurisdictions overlap. The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games certainly fits in that category, given the impact it is expected to have. A little more than two years from now, Kentucky Horse Park will be home to 1,000 athletes, 800,000

visitors and a worldwide audience ultimately be self-funded by 2010. of more than 500 million people as Another area where Kentucky they witness an event compared to leads the nation is in making broadhosting two men’s basketball Final band available. Officials told memFours back to back. The economic ber of the Economic Development impact could reach $200 million. On and Tourism Committee that, in top of that, this will be the 2004, only 60 percent of the first time the games have state could tap into highLegislative speed internet. Now, almost been held outside of EuUpdate rope. all of the state has coverage, That event, and this a key reason why we have year’s Ryder Cup – which seen 18,400 new technology will pit our country’s best jobs in the state since 2005. golfers against Europe’s in This access is also making Louisville in September – it easier for us to meet a goal are two valuable chances the Kentucky e-Health Netto lure tourists from that work Board says it would part of the world. Legislalike to see us achieve: Havtors learned that Germany, ing health information Jeff Greer especially, may be an ideal available electronically for place to focus. every Kentuckian by 2011. Another subject that drew inter- This step should go a long way to est from more than one committee reducing medical and clerical errors last year is the new motor fuels labo- and improving patient care – and ratory, which is scheduled to be op- keep us from having to fill out the erational later this month. This facil- same medical forms over and over. ity, set to be the nation’s largest, will Some of the other issues our legbe able to test up to 30,000 samples islative committees studied last year a year. It will ensure that our fuels, include: including biodiesel and ethanol, are Balancing the growing demand held to the same high standard. for raw milk and unprocessed foods Because other states will be using with protecting the public from this facility, it is expected to bring in food-borne diseases like salmonella. an additional $500,000 annually and The work the Dept. of Educa-

tion and the Dept. of Public Health are doing together in preventing dangerous staph infections in our schools. The need, according to the Kentucky Bankers Association, to include bank robbery in the category of violent crimes that require mandatory sentences. The association says too many of those convicted are being released early. The mission of the new Louisville Scholar House, which will tackle barriers faced by low-income single mothers wanting to pursue a postsecondary education or employment. The pros and cons of convicting drivers of drugged driving if they have any trace of illegal substance in their system. Those in favor say it would clarify the law, which they say is vague and hard to enforce when it comes to defining impairment. Those opposed say it would take away a jury’s ability to determine whether the driver was actually impaired. The changes Fort Knox is about to undertake because of the federal Base Realignment and Closure program more than two years ago. As it stands, the base will get as many as 4,000 additional people by 2013, and

see more than $850 million worth of facilities built. The pressing needs of our roads and bridges. The Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky, for example, is handling 35,000 more vehicles each day than it is designed to have. Meanwhile, in Harlan County – home to 11 of the state’s 15 highest peaks – there are only three miles of four-lane highway. The value of railroads. Legislators were told that railroads are three times as fuel efficient as trucks and have a fatality rate four times lower. They also ease congestion on crowded highways. As many of you know, the 2008 Regular Session began this week, and will last until mid-April. Many of these issues will be discussed during that time. If you have any thoughts or concerns about them, or anything else involving state government, I would like to know. You can write to me at Room 351E, Capitol Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also leave a message for me or for any legislator at 800-3727181. For the deaf or hard of hearing, the number is 800-896-0305. I hope to hear from you soon.

Judge/Executive reflects on first year in office It is hard to believe the first year of my term as Judge/Executive has drawn to a close. As the year ends, I would like to thank everyone for the support and encouragement I have received. I would like to take this time to wish all my fellow Meade Countians Happy New Year and I sincerely hope it finds you healthy and prosperous. With the help of a number of individuals and Fiscal Court, I feel we have worked to move Meade County forward. I have tried to carry through with my campaign statement that I would work to improve life for all citizens of Meade County. I have been very involved in serving on various committees, such as One Knox Policy Council, CORE Committee and several different committees at Lincoln Trail Area Development District, working for Meade County. I would like to share some of our accomplishments for this year. We have been able to keep our county insurance rates locked for the next three years, unless we make

changes in the coverage. We were ty. Hopefully, more can be added in able to keep the same health insur- the future, which will enable us to ance coverage for our employees at improve this service to our commua three percent discount for nity — road cleanup, some fiscal year 2007-2008. equipment, etc. We appreSeveral county policies ciate the participation of have been updated in order our citizens in the effort to for us to be in compliance clean up our county. with county and state reguWe have been able to get lations. E-911 service online and Thanks to the people will continue to work on previously involved in the this to reach the wireless Flaherty Ballpark project, phase. we have been able to com- Harry Craycroft We now have an SOP plete the grant and secure (Standard Operating Prometal poles for lighting. cedure) for our Emergency These poles should not have to be Medical Service. replaced for many years. A comprehensive plan for PlanFiscal Court abolished the 109 ning and Zoning is in the final stagBoard and established an Advisory es of development. Board for Solid Waste. Within the A procedure manual for dispatch next few weeks, a solid waste fran- services is being developed. chise should be passed. With that in We have put lights at both Conplace, Meade County will be out of cordia and Wolf Creek boat ramps. the garbage business April 1, 2008. Meade County has been very It is projected we should be out of fortunate in receiving grant monies the garbage debt in four years. this year. Thanks to our previous By using grant monies, recycle Rep. Gerry Lynn and Sen. Carroll has been expanded with nine satel- Gibson for securing a $1 million lite locations throughout the coun- grant for Meade County. This was

secured for water lines to the Industrial Park, to help Muldraugh with storm water problems and to put five sewer hookups under the bypass for future expansion. Improvements for water use in Meade Olin Park were part of this grant as well. We were also able to fund two water district projects that will complete two loops of water lines. Thanks to Rep. Jeff Greer, we received $300,000 and this enabled us to surface seven roads. Sen. Gibson was also able to secure a $200, 000 road grant to use on three roads in the spring of 2008. With the help of Russ Powell, Chamber of Commerce director, we were able to secure a grant for $117, 000 to improve the Buttermilk Falls Recreational Trail. We have received $140,000 for E-911 and dispatch to use on computer equipment. Animal Control received $1,000 to buy equipment. We have received a $10,683 Ambulance Grant from the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services for this year. Fiscal Court

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Vernell Louise Peterson Vernell Louise Peterson, 84, of Houston, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at her home. She was formerly of Radcliff, Ky. and was a member of Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Howard Peterson; a son, James Howard Peterson, Jr.; and a brother, E. O. Gillman. She is survived by four daughters, Linda Hinze of Houston, Cindy Gellhaus and her husband Charles of Elizabethtown, Ky., Margaret Hibbs and her husband Stuart of Owensboro, Ky. and Linda Phillips of Radcliff, Ky.; four sons, Don Peterson and his wife Marijo of San Francisco, Robert Peterson and his wife Penny of San Francisco, John Peterson and his wife Sheila of Houston and William Peterson of Cloverport, Ky.; a brother, Charles Gillman and his wife June of Houston; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Gene B. Waggoner officiating. Burial was in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to a missionary fund or children’s charity of the donor’s choice. The guest register may be signed at

Carl Linton Chadwick Carl Linton Chadwick, 82, of Radcliff, Ky. went home to meet the Lord on Jan. 6 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Ellijay, Ga. on April 15, 1925. He served 20 years and retired from the United States Army. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He received the following medals: Army of Occupation World War II, Victory-World War II, Korean Service, Army Good Conduct Medal 4th Award, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign, European-AfricaMiddle East Campaign, American Defense, National Defense Service, Honorable Service, Bronze Star and Presidential Award. He also retired from Philip Morris in Louisville. He was a member of Kosair Shriners, Valley of Indianapolis Scottish Rite 32º, George Rogers Clark Scottish Rite Club, Grand Lodge of Kentucky (Mason), Veterans of Foreign Wars Life Member, Disabled American Veterans Life Member, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Kentucky Overhill Cherokee Tribe, Tomahawks and Chief of the Crow Valley Intertribal. He was saved at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ellijay, Ga. Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Mary Holt Chadwick; his father, Marvin Pearson Chadwick; a brother, C. F. Chadwick; a sister, Corrine Chadwick; and a son, Carl Junior Chadwick. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Glenna Bush Chadwick; a son, Linton Danel and wife Kay Chadwick of Radcliff, Ky.; daughters, Aileen and husband Rodney Hornback of Elizabethtown and Rainell Wcislo of Mich.; grandchildren, Darlene Wcislo, Justin and Ryan Hornback, Danelle and Xavier Morales and Taylor Chadwick; a step-grandson, Travis Walden; sisters, Christine Newton and Dorothy Jo Grant; brothers, William Mack, Jack Pearson, Marvin Todd and Rodney Alan Chadwick; an aunt, Dorothy Robert; and a doublefirst-cousin, Howard Holt. The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 11 at Wesley Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. John R. Hornback officiating. Burial will be with military honors at North Hardin Memorial Gardens.The guest register may be signed at

Garrett Chase Hutcherson Garrett Chase Hutcherson, 14, Vine Grove, Ky. died Dec. 27, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was a student at James T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove, Ky. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, William Henry Burns and Ray Hutcherson. Garrett is survived by his mother, Heidi Burns Hutcherson of Vine Grove, Ky.; his father, Ken (Leslie) Hutcherson of Rineyville, Ky.; a sister, Pennie Hornback of Radcliff, Ky.; two brothers, Billy Ray Hutcherson of Radcliff, Ky. and Cody Hutcherson of Rineyville, Ky.; two stepsisters, Brittany Stone and Chelsea Stone, both of Rineyville, Ky.; and his grandmothers, Heidi Burns of Radcliff and Fay Hutcherson of Cecilia, Ky. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 at the chapel of NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Hockman officiating. Burial was in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be left online at

Mary Papa Gould Mary Papa Gould, 86, of Vine Grove, Ky. died Monday, Jan. 7 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mrs. Gould was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. Survivors include two children, Barney Gould of Vine Grove, Ky. and Sabine Gould of Radcliff, Ky.; two grandchildren, Michael Gould and Donald Bray Jr.; and a sonin-law, Frank Cruz. The funeral was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. and cremation followed. Condolences may be expressed online at

William ‘Edward’ McCorkle William “Edward” McCorkle, 84, of Vine Grove, Ky. died Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Kensington Manor in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department and a member of Ovesen Heights Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Alice McCorkle; his parents, Wiley T. and Wilda Edwards McCorkle; a son, James McCorkle; a granddaughter, Sherry Brown; two sisters, Lou ise Hall and Ruby Pannell; and two brothers, Charles and Walter McCorkle. Survivors include a son, Terry and Donna McCorkle of Vine Grove, Ky.; a daughter, Edith and Bobby Brown of Buffalo; five grandchildren, Julie Myer, Donnie McCorkle, Kimberly Reynolds, James McCorkle and Troy McCorkle; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lela Sidebottom, Mabel King, Edna and Glendon Devore and Flossie and Ernie Fogle. The funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Billy Howell Funeral Chapel in Hodgenville, Ky. with Brother Craig Perkins and Brother Gordon McDowell officiating. Burial followed in Pearl Webb Cemetery in Hart County.


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Chester Lee Williams, 56, of Radcliff, Ky. died Saturday, Jan. 5 at the VA Medical Center in Louisville. Mr. Williams was retired from the Army. He was a member of New Jerusalem Seventh Day Adventist Baptist Church. He was a Mason and an avid UK basketball fan. Survivors include his loving wife, Gloria Williams; three children, Regina Williams of Lexington, Robert and Samantha Williams and Mollie Williams, all of Radcliff, Ky.; two grandchildren, Ayanna Williams and Xavier Williams, both of Radcliff, KY.; a brother, Henry James of Inkster, MI.; and a sister, Rose Mary Staples of Birmingham, AL. The funeral was Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. with Pastor T. Williams officiating. Burial followed with full military honors in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, Ky. Condolences may be expressed online at

Robert Schulman Robert Schulman, 91, whose 70-year journalism career encompassed print and broadcast reporting, writing and commentary in three different regions of the country, died Sunday, Jan. 6. He came to Kentucky in 1968 and was best known for his commentary and column writing and as the “One Man’s Opinion” editorializer on WHAS-TV and Radio and then as author in the Louisville Times and CourierJournal of one of the nation’s first journalism evaluation columns. He and two co-hosts of the long-running “Good Authority” talk radio program became known for the salty comments as the “Killer Bees.” Born in New York, he was a graduate of New York University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He served in the U.S. Air Corps and Air Transport Command from 1942-46. He began his newspaper reporting career in St. Louis in 1937 and then in the early 1950s, joined the Time, Inc. magazines in Chicago. In 1953, he moved to Seattle as chief of the Time-Life Pacific Northwest-Alaska news bureau. Later in Seattle he worked for the KING Broadcasting Company, where he produced a series of prime time documentaries which the Washington Post’s TV critic called “breakthrough use of TV’s social power.” After leaving the Louisville Bingham papers in 1981, Mr. Schulman was managing editor in New York City of “Inside Story,” a PBS television series during its debut season. He then worked at the University of Louisville from 1984-2002, where he had many different roles, including special assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Special Projects Coordinator and advisor to the student newspaper. In addition to articles in many national publications, Mr. Schulman published a biography, “John Sherman Cooper: The Global Kentuckian” in 1976 and “Romany Marie: The Queen of Greenwich Village” in 2006. He was on the boards of many community agencies in Seattle and Kentucky, including serving as chairman of the Seattle Municipal Arts Commission, and more recently as a member of the board of directors of Kids Voting in Louisville and Kentucky, the Louisville Forum, and as an organizer of judge-media seminars throughout the Commonwealth. Among his numerous awards were a “One Man’s Opinion” chosen by the Society of Professional Journalists as the country’s best TV commentary, two Louisville Bar Association Gavel awards, the Fleur de Lis award by the Louisville Forum in 2006 and the Louisville-area Society of Professional Journalists first-ever Lifetime Achievement award in 2007. He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2005. He is survived by his wife, Louise Tachau Schulman; his daughter, Rebecca McIntyre (Stephen), of Clyde Hill, Wash.; grandsons, Major Ian McIntyre (Jennifer), of West Point, Miss. and Dr. Sean McIntyre (Ana), of Rio de Janeiro; and two great-grandchildren, Megan and Scott McIntyre.

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The family of Helen E. Hager would like to thank everyone for the love, support, prayers, flowers, food, visits, and other expressions of sympathy extended to us following her sudden death on December 26, 2007. Special thanks to the Flaherty First Responders, Hager Funeral Home, St. Martin’s Parish Family, St. Martin’s Service Committee, Musicians, and Mike Parr’s Towing Service. We are especially grateful for the comforting, heartfelt words provided by her dear friend, John Helm, during the beautiful service which both commemorated and celebrated her precious life. Please keep us in your prayers as we struggle to accept the death of our Mother, our “Granny”, and all the blessed people she touched who had the privilege to call her “friend”. With much love and appreciation, The Hager Family



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Always five o’clock at ‘Tina’s Horseshoe’ By Betsy Simon When five o’ clock rolls around, people who are itching to kick back after a long week can stop in at Brandenburg’s newest restaurant — Tina’s Horseshoe Bar & Grill. After purchasing the old liquor store on Broadway Street, nurse-turned-entrepreneur Tina Durham gutted the inside of the building, put in new carpet and windows and installed a full-service kitchen. Durham, who owns four businesses in Meade County, also added a wheelchair ramp to the entrance so everyone is welcome. After nearly a month of renovations, she opened the bar and grill on Saturday, Dec. 1. “There has been a wonderful turnout so far and the customers have been great,” Durham said. “I owe a lot of my success — and ability to open this establishment — to the customers I had at Rock Inn Tavern in Meade County. They’ve made that business so successful that I was able to take a chance and buy this business.” She is currently leasing Rock Inn Tavern and fo-


TOP: Owner Tina Durham welcomes two of her long-time customers from the Rock Inn Tavern to her new bar. LEFT: Durham cleans off the pool table before the lunch crowd arrives. cusing her efforts on turning Tina’s Horseshoe Bar & Grill into Meade County’s new “place to be.” The bar and grill has pool tables, dart boards and four plasma TVs for sports fans to take advantage of on game days. Customers can also watch sports and play

games while dining on one of the more than 70 items that compose the restaurant’s extensive lunch and dinner menu. Most menu items cost approximately $10 or less. Durham wants people to enjoy Tina’s Horseshoe Bar & Grill and get the chance to find out what she’s all


about. “I’m looking forward to meeting new people and letting them get to know who I really am,” she said. Durham said she wants the restaurant to feel like a second home for patrons. “I also want to help out the community in whatever way I can and continue giving back,” she said. “I try to stay open during the holidays for people who may not have families to be with. It lets them know they’ll always have Tina.” Leslie Evans, one of the restaurant’s bartenders and cooks, said Durham’s welcoming personality will encourage customers to return to Tina’s Horseshoe Bar & Grill for a long time. “She’s always good to everyone and she’ll do whatever she can to help people out,” Evans said. “It’s one of the first things people notice, and it will make customers feel at home here.” Tina’s Horseshoe Bar & Grill is located at 105 Broadway in Brandenburg. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information contact Tina’s Horseshoe Bar & Grill at 270-4223383.

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BRANDENBURG — Western Kentucky University’s plans to grow its presence in the region will be the topic at January’s luncheon for members of the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce. The speaker will be Laura E. Owens, who last month was named by WKU President Gary Ransdell as his assistant for regional development. Previously, she served as secretary of the Kentucky Education Cabinet in the Fletcher administration. Because of the broad local interest in the growth of the region’s post-secondary and workforce education opportunities, the luncheon will be open to the general public, says Russ Powell, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon will take place Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at noon at the Meade County Extension Service at 1041 Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg. The luncheon’s sponsor — and its caterer — will be Brandenburg Telephone Company. Members of the public and of the Chamber of Com-

merce who plan to attend should make their reservations with Powell by noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, by calling 270-422-3626 or e-mailing The cost is $6 per person for members, their guests and the public. Although WKU has had a presence in the region for several years — offering classes at Fort Knox and in Elizabethtown, Ky. — in November it announced that it would open its Radcliff Center for Regional Development in a former Houchins grocery building in that community. The move was prompted by changes that are taking place at Fort Knox as the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure plan is implemented. One result of those changes will be an increased need for training and education for people who have an interest in filling jobs that will be created there, Powell says. Relocation of the Army’s Human Resources and Accessions commands from elsewhere in the country to the Human Resources Center for Excellence now under construction at Fort Knox will mean 3,500 sol-

diers, civilians, and contractors working there, many of them in human resources and informationtechnology jobs, according to Powell. Ground was broken for the Human Resources Center for Excellence in November. The $185 million project will involve construction of 880,000 square feet of space in a complex of three-story buildings on a 104 acre campus. Owens has spent 25 years in education, workforce training and government and was named the state’s education secretary in 2006. She joined the Education Cabinet in 2004 as commissioner of the Department of Workforce Investment and was later appointed deputy education secretary. Owens is a WKU graduate; has been a classroom teacher in Warren and Barren counties; and has served on the Education Commission of the States, the Southern Regional Education Board and the Governor’s BRAC Task Force. Brandenburg Telephone Company, the luncheon’s sponsor and caterer, is a long-time Chamber of Commerce member that provides telecommunications,

Rate freeze: Most won’t get help By David Uffington Dollars and Sense At the same time it was announced that mortgage foreclosures are at an alltime high, President Bush unveiled a new plan (Hope Now) to help people with subprime loans to keep their homes. The plan as outlined would help approximately 1.2 million homeowners by freezing their introductory teaser interest rates for five years. The problem began when millions of people bought homes with low starter interest rates, believing that the value of the homes would rise, allowing them to refinance. The reality is that the housing market has tanked and many homes aren’t worth what people paid for them, making refinancing impossible, just as all those interest rates are due to reset to much higher amounts. Very few will actually be able to take advantage of the five-year interest

rate freeze, however. The Center for Responsible Lending estimates that of the 1.2 million homeowners targeted for assistance, only 145,000 will actually qualify because of the strict guidelines. Those with subprime loans have been asked to call 1-888-995-HOPE to speak with counselors “24 hours a day, seven days a week” to get started on the paperwork for having their interest rates frozen for five years. Here’s what happens when you call: •If you want information on foreclosure, they will talk to you. •If you want to learn more about the rate freeze, you’ll be told to call your lender. You qualify for the rate freeze if: •You have bad credit but are current on your payments, and you live in the house. •Your mortgage was taken out between Jan. 1, 2005 and July 31, 2007, and if the interest rate is set to rise between Jan. 1, 2008, and

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By Andy Mills County Extension Agent During the winter months, home orchard owners need to protect their fruit trees from rabbits and voles. But hold off on any pruning until after the worst of the cold winter weather has passed. Rabbits and voles injure fruit trees by chewing the bark from the lower trunk and portions of the roots. This damage may kill or severely weaken the trees. If grass has grown up around the base of the trees, it should be removed so as not to provide cover for rabbits and voles. If your trees are mulched, pull the mulch back for five to six inches at the base of the trunk to keep the rodents away. Pick up and discard any fruit that remains beneath the trees to avoid attracting the rodents. Cleaning up fruit from the ground should be a part of annual fall and winter orchard cleanup. Finally, install rodent guards around the lower trunk. These may be plastic wrap guards that are commercially available. Home orchard owners can also construct their own guards using quarter-inch hardware cloth. The guards should cover the trunk to a height of 18 inches and encircle the

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Tony Brown awarded for outstanding sales Robert Whitehead, right, president of R.W. Distributors, Inc., and Mark Stinson, left, president of Exmark Manufacturing presented Tony Brown, middle, of Tony Brown Chevrolet, Inc. of Brandenburg with an award for outstanding sales of Exmark owners. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Brown, of Tony Brown Chevrolet, Inc. of Brandenburg, recently won a trip to Colorado Springs, Colo. For being one of the top Exmark dealers in a five-state region. R.W. Distributors, Inc., the Exmark Distributor awarded this trip for outstanding sales of Exmark mowers. Tony Brown was honored with an Exmark plaque during the awards banquet in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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Roger T. Young Roger T. Young, Sr., of Flaherty, Ky. graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 17 with a Baccalaureate of Science Degree and a major in Criminal Justice. Young, a resident of Meade County, is an Army veteran of seven years who now works for the Department of the Army as a Civil Service Employee at the Army Corrections Facility on Fort Knox. He is a member of AUSA, DAV, VFW, Kentucky Colonels, and an Army Freedom Team Salute Ambassador for the U.S. Army. He is also pursuing his dreams in the law enforcement field and community in the local and national levels. Young also plans to further his goals by pursuing his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice later this fall.

Community C it C Celebrations

Special family celebration at The Corner A special Thanksgiving dinner was held at The Corner in November 2007 where a large family of 14 gathered to celebrate. Pictured above in the top row, from left to right, are Jeannie Allen, Joe Hager, Bert Hager, Greg Masterson, Paul Masterson, Leo Masterson, John Masterson and Bill Masterson. Pictured in the bottom row, from left to right, are Martha Hurley, Patty Singleton, Joann Powell, Rose Heard, Mary Hay, Geraldine Shanahan, Bill Bassett. Mary Hay, owner of The Corner, welcomed the generations of family members at the local bar and restaurant.

Bound for college The parents of Stephanie Taylor and Sherrie Sullivan are proud to announce that they both have been accepted to Western Kentucky University. The girls will begin classes in the fall 2008 semester. Stephanie will be furthering her education by pursuing a business degree and Sherrie will be furthering her education by pursuing a nursing degree.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Faith & Values

Too much value placed on superficial things QUESTION: You have said that children and young people are experiencing an epidemic of self-doubt and feelings of low self-esteem. Why do you think this is true? DR. DOBSON: It has resulted, in part, from an unjust system of evaluating human worth now prevalent in our society. Not everyone is seen as worthy; not everyone is accepted. Instead, we reserve our praise and admiration for those who have been blessed from birth with the characteristics we value most highly. It is a vicious system, and we, as parents, must counterbalance its impact. At the top of the list of the most highly respected and valued attributes in our culture is physical attractiveness. Those who happen to have it are often honored and even feared; those who do not may be disrespected and rejected through no fault of their own. This measure of human worth is evident from the earliest moments of life, when an attractive infant is considered more valuable than a homely one. For this reason, it is not uncommon for a mother to be depressed shortly after the birth of her

first baby. She had hoped what I say, he’ll usually coto give birth to a beautiful operate at that point. What 6-week-old Gerber baby, is going on in his mind? having four front teeth and DR. DOBSON: Your child, rosy, pink cheeks. Inlike most other kids, stead, they hand her a great need to Focus on has a red, toothless, bald, know where behavprune-faced, scream- the family ioral boundaries are ing little individual and who has the courwho isn’t exactly age to enforce them. what Mom expected. Let me illustrate how As the child grows, that works. his or her value as Years ago, during a person will be asthe early days of the sessed not only by progressive educaparents, but also tion movement, an James by those outside enthusiastic theorist Dobson decided to take down the home. Beauty contests offering the chain-link fence scholarships and prizes for that surrounded the nursgorgeous babies are now ery schoolyard. He thought common, as if the attractive the children would feel child didn’t already have more freedom of movement enough advantages in life. without that visible barrier What a distorted system for surrounding them. When evaluating human worth! the fence was removed, As author George Orwell however, the boys and girls has written, “All (people) huddled near the center of are equal, but some (people) the play-yard. Not only did are more equal than others.” they not wander away; they The real tragedy today is didn’t even venture to the how often this statement is edge of the grounds. Clearproven true in the lives of ly, there is a security for all our children. of us in defined boundaries. That’s why a child will push QUESTION: My little boy a parent to the point of exasalways wants to know just peration at times. She’s testhow far I will let him go. ing the resolve of the mother Once he has tested me and or father and exploring the found I’m serious about limits of her world.

Do you want further evidence of this motivation? Consider the relationships within a family where the dad is a firm but loving disciplinarian, the mother is indecisive and weak, and the child is a strongwilled spitfire. Notice how the mother is pushed, challenged, sassed, disobeyed and insulted, but the father can bring order with a word or two. What is going on here? Simply that the child understands and accepts Dad’s strength. The limits are clear. There is no reason to test him again. But Mom has established no rules, and she is fair game for a fight every day if necessary. The very fact that your child accepts the boundaries you have set tells you that he respects you. That youngster will still test the outer limits occasionally to see if the “fence” is still there. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995(www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

Self-esteem is internally based Let no one look down on quite good enough. Most you because of your youth. adults can shake it off and -I Timothy 4:12 go on, but many (more than She was trying so hard we know) teenagers canto fit in, but it just not. In their search wasn’t working. She Encouraging to be accepted, they tried to mimic all the let their peers vote Words trends: from shorton how well they shorts, tattoos and are doing, and for tongue piercings, to a many, it’s the “Gong cell phone and music Show.” I felt that pouring into her ears way myself as a high through ear-buds. school seminarian. She was overweight Peer pressure can and spilling out over make even good her much-too-tight kids be cruel to each Ronald cut-offs. She scanned other. It’s like the Knott the room desperatecartoon I saw with ly, avoiding eye-contwo dogs sitting at tact, looking down a bar. The caption as if ashamed of herself. My read, “It is not good enough heart went out to her. for dogs to win. Cats have In this second of a series to lose.” Being a victim of on “noticing people,” I want the game myself, “Odd Man to send an encouraging Out” is so painful for young word to the many teenagers people trying to grow up. who don’t fit in and know I read a story recently it. Television tends to make about a cheerleader. She had us all feel ugly, fat and not been the best all through

high school. She was about to walk on stage for the finals of the regional cheerleader competition. When her turn came to do her routine, things went well until a terrifying thought came into her mind: “I do not belong here. What if I don’t win? I will always feel inferior to these cool, beautiful and rich girls.” Right there in that instant — which she remembers quite well — she quit trying. Because of that decision, she fumbled through the rest of her routine and life for her was set for the next twentyfive years. The woman in this true story, now in her fifties, still looks back on that decisive moment as a turning point that affected her life on many levels. “I always wonder how different my life would have been if I had decided

differently that day, if I had not given into my low-self esteem. Self-esteem is internally based. It’s about having confidence in your ability to think and cope with life’s challenges; it’s about feeling worthy of success and deserving happiness; it’s about believing we’re entitled to express our needs and wants. My advice to these young people is for them to take their attention off the “in crowd” and having the “right clothes” and place it on loving and accepting themselves, on surrounding themselves with people who do love and accept them and on remembering that today’s winners just may be tomorrow’s losers. The ugliest ducklings can actually turn into beautiful swans simply by being themselves.

Things aren’t always what they seem Imagine yourself at an airport waiting for your plane. At one of the novelty shops you purchase a box of sugar cookies to munch on while waiting for your flight. You put the cookies in your bag and you find a nice, comfortable place to sit while you enjoy your cookies. You reach into your bag and get the box of cookies. There is a gentleman sitting beside you and he watches as you open up the cookies. As you reach and get a cookie, the gentleman watches your hand go into the box, get a cookie and raise it to your mouth.

Without saying a word, only one left. the gentleman reaches into He then reaches for the the box, gets a cookie and cookie, breaks it and offers begins to eat it! you the other half. You are at a loss Pastor’s When he finishes for words. Not only Spotlight with his half he gets does he eat the cookup and leaves. ies, but he begins to You are left sitting alternate with you. there confused and For every cookie you still hungry. You go take, he takes one back to the novelty until all the cookies shop and purchase are gone except for another box of cookone. ies for your ride on Can you imagthe plane. Randy ine what you might When you open Johnson think of this guy? Is your bag, you nohe greedy? Crazy? tice you still have Meanwhile you keep eat- the first box of cookies you ing the cookies until there is purchased. Only then do

you realize you reached into the gentleman’s bag and grabbed his box of cookies by mistake. What do you think of that gentleman now? Generous? Tolerant? Many times we have a certain view of things even before we know all the facts. Don’t be so quick to pass judgment until you know the whole matter. Things are not always what they seem. 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.

We were created for a reason: His reason Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For rific tomorrow, or are you I know the thoughts that I dreading a terrible one? The think toward you,’ saith the answer you give will have Lord, ‘thoughts of a powerful impact on peace, and not of the way tomorrow Divine evil, to give you an turns out. Guidance expected end.’” Do you trust in the How bright is ultimate goodness of your future? Well, God’s plan for your if you’re willing to life? Will you face togo over the edge morrow’s challenges for God, then your with optimism and future is so bright hope? You should. that you’d better After all, God crebring sunglasses ated you for a very Dan and sunscreen. But important reason: His here’s another imNewton reason. And you still portant question: have important work How bright do you to do: His work. believe your future to be? Today, as you live in the Are you expecting a ter- present and look to the fu-

ture, remember that God has an amazing plan for you. Act and believe accordingly to the will of God. Remember to attend the church of your choice this Sunday. If you don’t have a

church home come by and visit with us at Grace Baptist Church during the 11 a.m. service. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

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Nearly $1 million allotted for road resurfacing projects By Charles L. Westmoreland Meade County will be given nearly $1 million by the state for priority resurfacing of major roadways. Josh Hornback, a representative of the State Transportation Cabinet, said during Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting that Meade County will receive $941,661 to be spent on six projects. The total cost of the projects is $200,000 more than what is allotted, meaning not all six projects will be funded. “Our first priorities are routine maintenance …

Ban From page A1 section and a non-smoking section.” Since Jailhouse Pizza opened in August 2006, the restaurant has only allowed smoking in its outside seating areas. “I was a bartender for 20 years … and when I moved back here I was shocked that people were actually still permitted to smoke inside,” said Amy Lomerson, general manger of Jailhouse Pizza. A smoker herself, Lomerson said she and the owners felt it wasn’t necessary to have an indoor smoking section and said the business doesn’t suffer from the customers who refuse to eat in a place where they can’t smoke. “We have people come in and ask if they can smoke and when we tell them no, they turn right around and leave,” she said. “But that’s okay.”

of roads,” Hornback said. “The total cost is more than the allotment, so not all these projects will be done, but they are our priorities.” The projects, in order of priority, are the resurfacing of state Routes 477, 941, 228 and 333. Fiscal Court unanimously approved the proposal. Magistrate Herbie Chism requested the cabinet make improvement to state Route 448 to better aid drivers at night. “Can you re-stripe where the road turns so people can see better at night?” he requested. “We’ve had

numerous complaints from people living around there that they can’t see the road at night.” No answer was given to the court.

Derby Tank Car cleanup

Magistrates unanimously approved for the Environmental Protection Agency to use Smith Road as a clean up effort of the former Derby Tank Car site near Ekron begins. Derby Tank Car Cleaning and Manufacturing operated from 1974 until 1994, when the business was abandoned. The business

“For some people, I don’t think it’s so much about the ban … as it is about people being upset and irate about being told what to do and where to do it.” —Neal Lobson, restaurant patron Lomerson said children were a large part of management’s decision to not allow indoor smoking. “It’s not fair to the kids,” she said. “We welcome families and we don’t like to see kids from non-smoking homes running around in a room full of smoke.” Neal Lobson, a patron of “every restaurant in the county” and a former smoker, said a smoking ban probably wouldn’t be favored by many in Meade County, but it seems to be the fate of every town across the nation. “People have the right to smoke … and do anything else they want to themselves, but people also have the right to not have to suck in someone’s smoke,” he said. “It’s a tough decision, and supporters on both

sides will probably be rambunctious about it.” Lobson said he smoked for 17 years and quit four years ago when his cousin and friend died the same year from lung cancer. “For some people, I don’t think it’s so much about the ban … as it is about people being upset and irate about being told what to do and where to do it,” he said. The Louisville Metro Council approved an ordinance on Oct. 12, 2006 that banned smoking everywhere in the city except for Churchill Downs and one unnamed tobacco manufacturer. The ban took affect July 1, 2007 but has been met with lawsuits from the Louisville Metro Hospitality Council and other organizations who feel the ordi-

cleaned and painted railroad cars, but it was later discovered that hazardous materials had been dumped into the ground. Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said the EPA bid out the cleanup effort but will need to use Smith Road during the process. He said the EPA will repair any damages to the road when the cleanup begins. No tentative timeline was given, but Craycroft said cleanup would begin when weather permits.

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nance shows favoritism by allowing smoking in some establishments, according to a Louisville Metro Council news release. “If the law is passed it should be for everybody or nobody,” Coles said. Coles said another concern of hers is having to monitor the large groups of people who will be going in and out of the restaurant for smoke breaks, should a smoking ban ever be implemented in Meade County. “To have groups of people going in and out … and hanging out in a dark parking lot could maybe be a problem, too,” she said. “It’s another thing we would have to have a worker continuously check on.”

County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism director, said BRAC is “moving slower than I would like” but he remains optimistic about the county’s marketing effort to attract new residents. He said “road show trips” to areas where soldiers and Army civilian employees are relocating from will continue and the launch of the chamber’s magazine, which promotes Meade County living, should attract more interest. Powell was once again granted $5,000 to assist with tourism. He also returned a

$7,500 state reimbursement check to Fiscal Court.

Road name change?

Two residents living on Charlie Pile Road presented a 71-signature petition to Fiscal Court to have their road name changed. Charlie Pile Road, formerly IrvingtonGuston Road, was changed because of a conflict during re-addressing for E-911 service. Craycroft said he would work with the residents to find a road name that suits them but said reverting back to the former name was not possible.


Heated debates have surrounded Kentucky smoking bans since Lexington first introduced its ban in 2005.

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Troops participating in Monday’s ceremony salute their incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Donald Campbell, Jr., as he inspects the formation prior to taking command.

Knox From page A1 assignment, Williams said he felt saddened to leave Fort Knox. “There is never a good time to leave a great place, and this is a great place,” he said. Williams spoke fondly of the Fort Knox community in his farewell speech, emphasizing the relation-

Search From page A1 Says Craycroft: “We’ll do what we can to enforce anything that must be done.” Campbell, along with members of the Planning and Zoning Committee, supported Schaffner and his right to carry a firearm during what they considered to be a dangerous job. “Hank was a very valuable employee in this office,” she said. “He had knowledge of a lot of things we have to deal with. He helped me with my job plus he knew the court system.” Schaffner’s knowledge, and frequent use, of the court system, along with his alleged strong-arm techniques to get compliancy from residents, led to his declining popularity with Craycroft and several magistrates. Craycroft said he hopes to

ship Fort Knox shares with surrounding areas. “BRAC affects Fort Knox more than any other post, and the staff here has handled these changes beautifully,” Williams said. “The community here is more supportive than any other I’ve seen.” Campbell said he intends to follow Williams’ lead as Fort Knox continues its transition from the “Home of Armor” and incorporates an additional 4,000 perma-

nent party soldiers and civilian employees. Construction of new buildings, such as the $185 million Human Resources Command facility, also are underway. “I hope to be half as good as Bob (Williams),” Campbell said. “He set the standard.” Campbell said soon he will begin meeting with state and local officials to continue preparing for BRAC.

get an able communicator in the position — someone who will send non-compliant residents to court as a last option only. Craycroft said he believes open communication and a willingness to work with residents will reap better results than citations and court fines. Magistrate Mark Hubbard, a supporter of Schaffner, would like to see someone with many of Schaffner’s qualities hired into the position. “(Hank) was very passionate and did everything by the book, whether he knows you or doesn’t know you,” he said. “That’s what I would expect from someone in the postion. “We need someone who doesn’t play politics and will do the job by what the description calls for. I want someone who will treat people fairly but we also want to clean this county up. I can walk out my front door … and I don’t have to look at (abandoned proper-

ties) and no one else should have to, either.” “Playing politics” was one of Schaffner’s biggest complaints about his position. A previous Fiscal Court passed a motion forbidding the enforcer from entering private properties when investigating complaints. A prior administration also approved an ordinance that requires Planning and Zoning to be a complaintdriven office only, meaning Schaffner couldn’t address violations without a resident complaint being filed first — even if he witnessed the violation first-hand. Craycroft said he intends to have an ordinance drafted that will supercede all current motions and ordinances to return power to the Planning and Zoning enforcer. Magistrate Tom Goddard’s also suggested creating a committee to rule on abandoned property and zoning violation issues.

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STANDINGS Basketball District Overall Boys: W L W L Breck Co. 3 1 6 5 Meade Co. 2 1 10 3 Hancock Co. 3 2 5 10 Fred. Fraize 0 4 0 12 Girls: Meade Co. Breck Co. Hancock Co. Fred. Fraize

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Grapplers manhandle Corydon


The call of the Hall

Former state champ first runner to enter MCHS Hall of Fame

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By Shaun T. Cox

ON DECK January 11 Greenwave basketball @John Hardin 6 p.m. January 12 Lady Waves basketball @Edmonson 12:30 p.m. Greenwave wrestling @PRP Duals 9:30 a.m. Greenwave swimming @E-town T.K. Stone TBA January 15 Greenwave basketball @Ow. Catholic 8 p.m. January 16 Greenwave wrestling @DeSales 6 p.m. January 17 Lady Waves basketball @Hancock Co. 8 p.m.

SWIM RESULTS Meade County vs. Russell County, Jan. 5 — Gammon Physical Fitness Center Team Scores 1 — Meade County — 148 2 — Russell County — 115 Girls Team Scores 1 — Meade County — 78 2 — Russell County — 56 Boys Team Scores 1 — Meade County — 70 2 — Russell County — 59 Meade County Winners Girls 200 Medley Relay Megan Spilman, Lisa Hurt, Kaitie Webb, Valerie Hobbs — 2:16.58 Girls 200 Freestyle Megan Spilman — 2:36.43 Boys 200 Freestyle Troy Jobe — 1:58.29 Girls 200 Yard IM Lisa Hurt — 2:42.39. Girls 100 Butterfly Kaitie Webb — 1:13.98 Boys 100 Freestyle Troy Jobe — 51.85 Girls 500 Freestyle Tara Monchilovich — 8:20.53 Girls 200 Freestyle Relay Ashley Crotzer, Valerie Hobbs, Megan Spilman, Kaitie Webb — 2:04.61 Boys 200 Freestyle Relay Alex Medley, Matthew Spilman, Jimmy Patterson, Troy Jobe — 1:42.33 Girls 100 Backstroke Megan Spilman — 1:16.10 Boys 100 Backstroke David Lytle — 1:10.41 Girls 100 Breaststroke Lisa Hurt — 1:23.34 Boys 100 Breaststroke Alex Medley — 1:15.80 Girls 400 Freestyle Relay Lisa Hurt, Ashley Crotzer, Becca Hicks, Kaitie Webb — 4:45.99 Boys 400 Freestyle Relay Frank Gainer, Scott King, Shawn Mason, David Lytle — 4:22.31 Kaitie Webb set a school record in the 100 Fly, and Troy Jobe set school records in the 100 and 200 Freestyle

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Senior Arthur Ohmes and Meade County beat Corydon 68-9 Tuesday. See B10 for results.

The Meade County High School Hall of Fame will be inducting three new members and the first runner into its ranks next Friday night. Former state champion distance runner Mark McMahan, 45, of Flaherty, won three region cross country championships and one state championship, and five region and two state championships in track. McMahan was a member of the MCHS class of 1981. If it weren’t for his elementary coach, Jim Campbell, putting him on the cross country team bus, his career may have gone a complete-

ly different route. “Back in sixth grade I went to Flaherty and that’s when I started running,” McMahan said. “I did well and I just continued on through high school. Actually, when I got to high school I wanted to play football. I got off the bus in Flaherty and coach (Jim) Campbell was in the store where I got off and he asked me what I was doing. I told him I wanted to play football and he said, ‘You aren’t running?’ “It just so happened the cross country team pulled up to pick up a couple of guys to go to E-town for a meet. He opened the bus door and said, ‘You need to get this fellow running.’ So then I didn’t get to play football and I ran the rest of the time.” McMahan, who works for Knox Hills and still lives in Flaherty, dominated the area. He won the region cross country championship from 1978-1980, and also won the 1980 state

See Hall, B2

Waves locked on No. 1 Meade County vying for third straight top seed By Shaun T. Cox The Meade County Lady Waves travel to Edmonson County tomorrow for a rematch of last year’s region tournament matchup, which the Lady Waves won at home Josh 52-40. Hurt Coach Josh Hurt said he expects Edmonson to be out for revenge in what could be considered a budding rivalry. “No doubt about it,” Hurt said about the revenge factor. “In the 3rd Region, we’ve seen the development of some new rivalries. I know one of our kid’s stated goal before the season was to beat Owensboro. I think with us and Edmonson playing last year in the region tournament and both of us being the new kids on the block — we both got shifted into the 3rd when they changed the alignment three years ago — I’m sure they’re looking forward to playing us since we did put them out last year.” Senior forward Kayla Fackler said beating Owensboro, who came back to defeat Meade County in the second round of the region tournament last year, has been on her mind, so she knows Edmonson will feel the same way about Meade. “It’s probably just like us — we want revenge against Owensboro,” Fackler said. “So they’re really going to want to come out and really beat us. It will be competitive at their place and we’re looking forward to playing them. ” Hurt said Edmonson (6-7) is one of those middle-ofthe-pack teams at this point of the season. Edmonson has

See Waves, B10


Senior center Nick Stinnett goes up for two of his 12 points in Tuesday’s come-from-behind win over the Trojans.

Boys hang loss on North By Shaun T. Cox

The Meade County Greenwave has continued its recent hot streak with a come-from-behind home win over former 17th District rival North Hardin on Tuesday. Meade County’s (10-3, 2-1) defense held North Hardin (12-4) to just 33 percent shooting from the field in holding the Trojans to a season-low 40 points. The Greenwave was outrebounded for the second time in two games, but still was able to come from down four points late in the third quarter to win 44-42. “That’s our bread and butter and that’s what we hang our hat on is our defensive effort,” coach Jerry Garris said. “I think we got to the point where we gave them just one

shot enough and we tell our kids you won’t get beat too many games with one shot. I say that and then I look and North has 18 offensive rebounds, but we got them on the perimeter enough and they were missing and we were chasing down those loose balls.” Meade County got off to a slow start going 8-for-27 in the first half, and North was able to get nine points off five Meade County turnovers. “It seemed like we couldn’t get the lid off of (the rim),” senior center Eric Whalen said. “We were throwing up shots and they were rattling around the rim — we were really having trouble. Nick usually comes in and puts up a couple of shots but he was struggling at the beginning. It just took us a little while to get going.” North Hardin’s length and size ad-

vantage was giving Meade County trouble, especially under the basket. Senior forward LaRod King had two first-half blocks and altered a couple of other shots. That’s when Garris went to his bench to put in Whalen to combat length and height with power. “I thought we were a little timid early and I don’t know why that was,” Garris said. “Maybe it was just the fact that we don’t see athletes like that day in and day out. They were active inside with their hands and I think that was part of it. I liked the shots we were getting; we just weren’t to the point of going up as strong and confident as what we needed to. “Eric came to play tonight and I don’t think Nick was really ready

See Hang, B3

Gordon settles for Daytona test instead of Portugal By Buddy Shacklette DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR Sprint Cup veteran Robby Gordon would have rather been racing in Portugal this week. Instead of running the 16-day, 5,760-mile Portugal-to-Senegal off-road Dakar Rally, Gordon was at Daytona International Speedway for three days of NASCAR Preseason Thunder testing. It was the first of two Cup sessions, the second of which will be held on Monday. Gordon, the owner and driver of the No. 7 Ford entry, was slated to run the Dakar but had his plans change last weekend when the race was canceled — due to the threat of terrorism — on the eve of Saturday’s scheduled start. “It puts us in a very precarious situation

with our sponsors more than anything because, obviously, contracts have things like acts of God or terrorists and stuff like that, but you don’t like to put your sponsors in that position either,” Gordon said. “They stepped up for a marketing program which was going to go out there and perform at the top level and (now they) don’t even get the opportunity to do that. Obviously, we’re trying to recover from it and figure out what we’re going to do to make some sense out of it for everybody and keep everybody happy.” The Dakar, considered the world’s mostfamous off-road race, was due to start in Lisbon, Portugal last Saturday and finish in Dakar, Senegal on Jan. 20, but was canceled on the eve of the event’s 30th running due to increased security threats.

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Robby Gordon gets ready for testing this week at Daytona.

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Hall From page B1 championship. In track, McMahan won the region championship in the twomile in 1978, 1979 and 1980, and the mile in 1979 and 1981, as well as the two-mile state championships in 1979 and 1981. McMahan was the anchor of what was the best boys cross country team in school history. “We had a really good team back then,� he said. “We finished fourth in the state and my brother, Mike, was also on the team. We always had a good cross country team. My brother, me and Ralph Adkins, who ran the Boston Marathon after we finished school, all ran pretty well. “We had a good coach, too, in Doug Langdon. He was a history teacher and he moved away after Mike graduated. He was a football player down at Western Kentucky and he got into coaching cross country and track. He was getting his workouts from Western, so we were doing a college team’s workout. We would run 14 miles after school everyday. We would either run 14 miles, or a combination of a warm up, sprint, hills, and then a cool down that equaled 14 miles.� In 1980, McMahan didn’t win the mile or two-mile in track after missing time because of his knees. “I had water in both knees and wasn’t able to run in the spring,� he said. “I had to have fluid taken out and by the time the region meet came around, I was just getting back into shape. I think I ran third in the region in the mile, two-mile and the halfmile, and my brother and Ralph were first and second that year.� McMahan said his younger brother, Mike, 44, was a great runner, too, but there wasn’t much of a sibling rivalry. “There was probably a little competition there,� he said. “He’s like me — he didn’t want anyone in front of him. He was good, too. My junior

Test From page B1 A total of 550 teams from 50 countries were slated to run in the ultimate off-road test of man and machine, which races trucks, cars and motorcycles and has seen more than its share of danger over the last quarter-century. In 1982, Mark Thatcher, son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, got lost in the desert for six days. In 1988, the leading truck crashed and killed a driver and over the last three years the race has claimed seven lives — five motorcyclists and two spectators. “I had (threats) in the 2005 rally, and since then we’ve had threats on my car because we’re the United States or Robby Gordon as a driver,� Gordon said of the race’s security. “Knock on wood — nothing has ever happened. We’re back here in Daytona with two cars. Our Cup team was ready to go anyway, but now I’m here. I don’t know if it’s going to help us or not. When you come to Daytona it’s about a race team pretty much.� Dakar race organizers based in France were urged to avoid Mauritania, where a family of four was reportedly killed by militants linked to Al-Qaida. Individual stages of the event have been cancelled in the past, but this is the first time the entire event was cancelled — much in part because eight of the stages would’ve taken place near the terror-plagued Mauritanian desert.

year when I got hurt and didn’t get to run, I had the school record in the two-mile and he actually broke it with a 9:37. Then I came back my senior year and ran a 9:32.� McMahan’s 9:32 still stands as the school record in the two-mile. He also holds school records in the one-mile (4:19), and the cross country three-mile (15:32). McMahan said he was a little surprised the records still stand. “I guess it was a pretty decent time back then but now they can blow it away,� he said. “The kids at St. X and Trinity up in Louisville are running 14s and that’s awesome. But there were a couple of kids I thought might break it like Sean Breeds, but he moved.� There was even a time when McMahan and his daughter, Kim, 23, both held the cross country school records. “She had the record there for a while and she’s still in the record books,� he said. “But these girls this year are really stepping it up. Her and two or three other girls were back and forth there for a while and (Kara Hart) broke it a couple of years after she graduated.� McMahan said he was proud when his daughter chose to run cross country. “She was a pretty good softball player, but when she started high school she went out for the cross country team and she did pretty well,� he said. “I was impressed because I know how hard it is. There’s nothing fun about it except the reward you get from the accomplishments and the team accomplishments. But that was cool that we both had the records at the same time and I think it’s neat she picked running over softball.� Next in line is Mike McMahan’s son and Mark’s nephew, Brandon, who will be a freshman next year and earned the award for most improved runner this year. “He’s doing pretty well so far and he’s coming on,� Mark said. “He’s always saying that he’s going to break my record so I’ll go watch him next year. That’s good “It’s a weird time now when you have to cancel races because of terrorist activities,’’ said Rolex Grand-Am driver Bill Auberlen, driver of the No. 23 AJR Porsche Crawford. “You have to because it’s a safety issue but where’s it going to end?� Gordon said his team, based in Anaheim, Calif., had put $4.5-million into the effort and 26 employees were on hand for them to field two trucks over the 16-day event. He said the company had paid $360,000 in entry fees and as supportive as he was about the decision, he was upset with the fact that an alternative plan — such as cancelling certain stages — wasn’t discussed. “I’m extremely disappointed in the ASO,� Gordon said. “I can completely understand their decision to not go to Mauritania or not want to put competitors in an awkward or dangerous situation. That I understand 100 percent, but for them — with as many years as they’ve been doing this rally — not to have a backup plan, a B-plan, a C-plan, a D-plan if this was going to happen. Obviously, my opinion is why didn’t we run 10 days in Portugal on the same course? All of the equipment was there. All of the teams were there. Television was set up. All of the stuff was done and Portugal is not a dangerous area to race. It’s a safe country, it’s a beautiful country, and we had the permits to run on those roads and those trails. “Some of it was military proving grounds and we had what we needed to do

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Mark McMahan shows off of his 1980 state and region cross country championships. for him — it gives him something to shoot for.� Mark McMahan said he was humbled by his election into the Hall of Fame, especially being the first runner to be recognized. “I think it’s a real honor and a privilege,� he said. “I heard about (the Hall of Fame) a couple of years ago and I think it’s a really good idea, and I’m very proud to be in it. I’m honored that they would pick me.� The induction ceremony will be held between next Friday’s boys and girls basketball games at MCHS. A reception will be held in the high school foods room at 6 p.m. Mark McMahan—1981 All State Team, Class AA 1979, 1980, 1981 Three individual state championships in track and cross country Eight individual region championships in track and cross country Cross Country 1978—Regional Cross Champion 1979—Regional Cross Champion 1980—Regional Cross Champion 1980—State Cross Champion

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when we got started. We got Eric in there and he was able to bang around and get two big baskets off the break. Getting him started was big, and then we got Nick back in there and he got going a little bit. With Nick, Eric and Chris (Roe) in there, those are three good-sized bodies down low and I like when we have those three in there. Our ball handling is not as good, but I was really pleased with the way we took care of the ball, especially against their pressure.” The move worked and Meade came back to close within one point at halftime, 20-19. In the third period, backto-back layups by junior forward Johnathon Ives put Meade County ahead for the first time at 23-22, but North answered with four straight points. Senior guard Rob Williams drilled a three-pointer from the right corner, then got a steal at the other end. Williams was fouled on the break and hit both free throws, and Stinnett followed with a basket to put the Greenwave up three with about two minutes left in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Greenwave continued to push the lead out. Roe sank a couple of free throws to give Meade a 38-32 lead. But North started to hit the glass hard, outrebounding Meade 24-15 in the second half. After North pulled within three, Stinnett split the defense and went down the lane for a layup and North turned the ball over on its next possession. Two Casey Hubbard, a senior guard, free throws later, Meade was up by seven. North scored a three-pointer at the buzzer to set the final score. Whalen said the way Meade’s defense stood up to the high-powered North offense was key to the game. North came in averaging 62 points per game. “Holding North to 42 is big,” he said. “They’re a team that can really put some points on the board. I thought we came out and defended really well. We didn’t have too many shooting fouls and I think that helped us out a lot.” Garris said even though there wasn’t much riding on the game as far the postseason is concerned, it’s still great to get a big win over a very good team. “North is a contender for the 5th Region and this is the best team they’ve had in a few years,” he said. “I’m sure their kids weren’t real fired up tonight because there’s not a whole lot of importance on this game except it’s the next game on the schedule. There are no district or region implications on either one of us, but it’s still fun to play and it’s always a good game.” Tonight, Meade County will travel to Elizabethtown to take on another 17th District team at John Hardin. The Bulldogs (4-10) are struggling, losing four of their last five. But, all the games have

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Box Scores: Meade 44, North 42 North: Irving 0-1 0-0 0, Rolando Emerson 0-1 0-0 0, King 7-9 0-1 14, Phelps 0-2 0-0 0, Bramblett 3-9 3-4 10, Gosa 4-15 1-3 11, Thompson 0-2 0-0 0, Roosevelt Emerson 0-2 1-2 1, Jerome Draper 0-2 0-0 0, Berry 3-8 0-3 6. Totals 17-51 5-13 42. Meade: Hubbard 0-2 2-2 2, Williams 2-7 2-2 7, Ives 2-4 0-0 4, Stinnett 5-16 2-3 12, Roe 3-8 3-6 9, Whelan 4-7 2-7 10. Totals 16-44 11-20 44. North 12 8 9 13—42 Meade 6 13 11 14—44 Three-point goals—North 3-20 (Irving 0-1, Phelps 0-1, Bramblett 1-5, Gosa 2-9, Thompson 0-1, Berry 0-3), Meade 1-6 (Hubbard 0-2, Williams 1-2, Ives 0-1, Whelan 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—North 40 (Bramblett 10), Meade 35


(Stinnett 14), Assists—North 6 (King, Bramblett, Gosa 2), Meade 12 (Hubbard 5). Total fouls— North 6, Meade 12. Technicals—none. Meade 58, Hancock 38 Meade Mann 0-1 0-0 0, Hubbard 2-2 3-5 9, Williams 3-7 4-8 10, Ives 5-11 0-0 13, Stinnett 4-8 8-8 16, Roe 1-2 0-0 2, Whelan 2-2 4-5 8. Totals 17-33 19-26 58. Hancock: Keown 0-3, 0-0 0, Pate 0-1 2-2 2, Wettstain 5-8 3-3 13, Helm 3-11 6-10 12, McCoy 1-6 0-0 2, Basham 3-3 1-1 7, Wall 1-4 0-0 2, Braun 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 13-37 12-16 38. Meade 20 10 13 15—58 Hancock 11 3 13 11—38 Three-point goals—Meade 5-10 (Hubbard 2-2, Williams 0-2, Ives 3-5, Roe 0-1), Hancock 0-7 (Keown 0-2, Pate 0-1, McCoy 0-4). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Meade 22 (Stinnett 7), Hancock 26 (McCoy 7). Assists—Meade 14 (Hubbard 5), Hancock 3 (Keown, McCoy 1, Basham 1). Total fouls—Meade 16, Hancock 20. Technicals— Curtis Shelton.


rassing the Hornets on their home floor 58-38. “We came out and got some baskets early,” Garris said. “They did the same thing they did in the first game with us. They played that 1-2-2 (press) and we got a couple of layups and a three in the first three possessions and went up 7-2. We got them out of their zone early and I thought we shot the ball well. As bad as we played the first game, if we had just made two or three shots it would have been a different ballgame.” Meade County now controls its own destiny in its bid for the No. 1 overall seed. Hanock now has two losses and plays Breckinridge County tonight, who has one loss — to Meade County — and still has to play at MCHS, the site of this year’s district tournament. “We were focused, we got after them and played a good game,” Garris said. “It was a big game for us from a district standpoint. We put ourselves in position to take care of the No. 1 seed ourselves and we don’t have to depend on anybody else. We’re in the driver seat right now and if we take care of business, we’ll be the No. 1 seed.”


been close and John Hardin is more athletic than what Meade is used to. “They present some problems for us too because they have the same type of kids (as North),” Garris said. “This is really a good week for us. I told the assistants before it started that we could play well and still lose three games. But, we’ve got one (win) and hopefully we’ll get another one Friday and Saturday. If you’re going to get places in March, you have to play some tough games in a row and hopefully this will help us get to that point.” The team will travel to Muhlenberg North Saturday to makeup the Dec. 15 game that was cancelled due to the possibility of inclement weather. The Stars (13-2) are on a roll, winning the Franklin-Simpson Best of the Best tournament on Dec. 28 and seven of their last eight games. Tuesday, Meade County travels to Owensboro to take on Owensboro Catholic in the Owensboro Sportscenter. Catholic (8-5) has been on a roll of late as well, winning the McLean County tournament on Dec. 22. “They won six or seven in a row and they’ve played really well,” Garris said. “They’re a much-improved team that plays a lot of young kids. I don’t think any of our kids have been in the gym where they play. It’s a college floor that seats 5,000 people and if we get down there and start gawking and looking at the banners on the walls, they can give us some problems.”



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’08-’09 proposed hunting seasons NOTE: Dates subject to change. Check the 2008-2009 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide, available in early July, for confirmed dates. Deer Modern Gun — Zones 1-2 — Nov. 18-23, Zones 3-4 — Nov. 8-17 Archery — Statewide — Sept. 6 – Jan.19 Crossbow — Statewide — Oct. 1-19, and Nov. 8 – Dec. 31 Youth only firearms — Statewide — Oct. 11-12 Muzzleloader — Statewide — Oct. 18-19, and Dec. 13-21 Free Youth Weekend — Statewide — Dec. 27-28 •During the Free Youth Weekend only — hunters ages 15 and under may hunt deer with a firearm without a license or deer permit, if accompanied by an adult. Elk Antlered Elk Firearms — Oct. 4-10 Archery — Oct. 4 – Jan. 19 Crossbow — Oct. 4-19, and Nov. 8 – Dec. 31 Antlerless Elk Firearms — Dec. 13-26 Archery — Oct. 11 – Jan. 19 Crossbow — Oct. 11-19, and Nov. 8-Dec. 31

•Elk hunting units to be announced. Hunters must have an Out-of-Zone Elk Permit to take elk from any county not included in the 16-county elk restoration zone. Out-of-Zone hunters must follow deer season and equipment regulations. Turkey Fall Archery — Sept. 6 – Jan. 19 Fall Crossbow — Oct. 1-19, and Nov. 8 – Dec. 31 Fall Shotgun — Oct. 25-31, and Dec. 6-12 Spring Youth Only — April 5-6 Spring General — April 12 – May 4 Squirrel Fall — Aug. 16 – Nov. 7, and Nov. 10 – Feb. 28 Spring — June 7-20 Crow Sept. 1 – Nov. 7, and Jan. 4 – Feb. 28 Otter Statewide — noon, Nov. 10 – noon Feb. 28 Bobcat Statewide — Trapping — noon, Nov. 10 – Jan. 31, Hunting — noon, Nov. 15 –

Jan. 31 Coyote, Wild Hog and Groundhog Open statewide and yearround Coyote trapping Noon, Nov. 10 – noon, Feb. 28 Rabbit and Quail Nov. 10 – Feb. 10 in the following counties: Allen, Ballard, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, McCracken, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren and Webster. Nov. 1-7, and Nov. 10-Jan. 31 in all other counties Grouse Nov. 1-7, and Nov. 10-Feb. 28 in the following counties only: Adair, Bathh, Bell, Boyd, Bracken, Breathtt, Campbell, Carter, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Greenup, Harlan, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Martin,

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2005 JX 65 Case International- 65 horse power 4 wheel tractor, with brand new loader and hayfork, 4 rear remotes, only 33 hrs on tractor, asking $28,500 Firm. Call 496-4784 1979 2440 John Deere-60 horse power 2 wheel drive tractor, with 146 loader, bucket and hay fork, 1,150 hrs on overhaul, asking $9,250. Call 496-4784

Youth Town Hall MeetingJanuary 12 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Glad Tidings Christian Center Youth CafĂŠ, there will be pizza and refreshments, guest speaker Harry Glen Gordon, Meade Count Judge Executive, Representatives from YMCA and area church pastors. Meade County Baseball Association 2008 Sign Ups- are Jan 26 and Feb 2 & 9, 9a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Meade County Court House, late sign up fee and proof of age required, call Joe Carter 422-4899 or Bobby Smiley 422-5956 for more information.

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Webkinz and accessories, scrapbook, stamps supplies and classes, Boyd’s Bears .The Doll House Scrapbook and Gift Shop, HWY 1638. Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 270-828-2033 Pigs for sale-slaughter size to feeder pigs. Call 270-668-5158 or 270-828-8646 For Sale-Hover Round mobile chair, MVP-4 excellent condition top of the line, new battery cost $7,800 new, will sell for $3,500 or best offer; call 270-945-0637

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Join Forces with Ann’s Cleaning Service- to clean offices, homes, in theBrandenburg and Louisville areas. For more information call, 270-422-2925 or 270-422-1502, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hair Solutions-needs licensed nail technician, call 422-3030 ask for Stephanie Dodge’s Chicken StoreGood with people? Enjoy a fast paced environment? Now hiring energetic sales representatives. Must be 21, apply at 304 S Dixie Muldraugh, $8.50 hr. Heavy Equipment Operator Training. Employment Assistance. Surplus state training money. Call to see if you qualify. 1-866-280-5836 www. AMERICAN HVAC Residential/ C o m m e r c i a l Journeymen: An established HVAC company with 30 years experience in the market is currently seeking Residential Journeymen and Service People. You provide the skills and positive attitude and we will provide a great work environment and opportunity for growth!! Good benefit package! Company vehicle and phone! Come join the KCC family!! EOE M00985. Toll Free Number 1-800-822-6638 ext. 138; emailbcox@kycomfort. com; fax- (502)493-5775; In person- 2716 Grassland Drive, Louisville, KY 40299 8:30AM-4:30PM. N o r w e g i a n Pharmaceutical Company, Expanding in US. Many positions available. Earn $3,000-$4,800/mo. full time, $800-$1500/mo part time. Training provided. Call 1-888-298-4558 Part-time, home-based Internet business. Earn $500-$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. FREE details.

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Requirements: • Trained Musician. Must be able to play the piano & organ. • Ensure that musicians are at each Liturgy celebration including weddings & funerals. • Thorough understanding & certification of the Roman Catholic liturgy & music. • Scheduling and choir organizational skills. Apply at the Parish office: • 515 E. Broadway, Brandenburg • 270-422-2196 •

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Call for a Move in Special before Feb 1-Debbie Lane 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath central air, and washer/dryer hookup. Call 270-422-7469. 4 + or - acre house – 3 BR, 1 BA, county water, well, 30x50 metal building, located in Garrett. 10 minutes from Fort Knox, possible owner financing, $125,500. Call 270-547-8279. For Sale- 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, eat in kitchen, basement, 30X40 insulated shop, 6 acres fenced for horses, pond has small out building. $125,000, negotiable. 496-4554

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270-547-4222 Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Double Wide, has built on side porch on appox 1 acre newly remodeled, Meade County, great location. $8,900 DN 2 Acres Meade County has barn, 3 bedroom house with fire place, new flooring, new paint, more land available $7,900 2 Bedroom, 1 bath house, in Irvington has carport, new carpet, city water and sewer nice starter house $ 3,500 DN 10 Acres Breckinridge County, in country private mostly open, lays good on county road only $23,900 20 Acres Breckinridge County, mostly open has barn and private at dead end in road only $2,000 DN 8 Acres open and wooded, has septic, electric and well water, Breckinridge County Hwy 86. $4,000 DN

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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


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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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270-828-2222 www.kentucky-land. com 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. 6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home. $34,900 Financing available for everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 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. 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 Double Wide Home and 1 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 4 bedroom double wide home on 1.7 acres has over 2000 Sq.ft of living space, 2 baths, new hardwood laminated floors, new carpet and new paint. Located off U.S. Hwy. 60 and ShotHunt Road $84,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222

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#1 Truck Driving School. Training for Swift, Werner & others. Dedicated/ Regional/ local. Approx. $50,000$70,000 yearly. Home weekly! 1-800-883-0171 Open 7 days a week. A-CDL Driver- Happy New Year! Start 2008 with Knight Transportation of Indianapolis, IN. We Don’t make Excuses. We make it happen! 888-346-4639, 4 mos. OTR Required. Owner ops: 800-437-5907 Class-A & B CDL Training. Employment Assistance. Surplus state training money. Call to see if you qualify. 1-866-244-3644 TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING Driver: Guaranteed home time, company or lease purchase available, BC/ BS, CDL-A and 3 months experience required. 800-441-4271 ext. KY-100 Driver- Home weekends! Co. Drivers up to .42 cpm. O/O .90 cpm +FSC. 1 year T/T experience, Good MVR required. Epes Transport. (888)849-1011 www. Driver: Owner Operators ONLY: Regional Freight from Louisville. $1.30pm Average! Home often & weekends. Plates available. NOT forced dispatch. Call Howard at T&T! 1-800-511-0082. Drivers CALL TODAY! Bonus & Paid orientation. 36-43cpm. Earn over $1000 weekly. Excellent benefits. Class-A and 3 mos recent OTR required. 800-635-8669 DriversCombined Transport now hiring Arizona Drivers for West or 48 state runs! .43cpm -.44cpm. 3 years OTR and 1 year flatbed experience preferred. 1-800-290-2327. Flatbed DriversCompetitive Pay+ Bonuses. Consistent home time, great benefits. Accepting Recent grads. 23 YO, 1 yr. OTR, CDL-A. Smithway Motor Express. 888-619-7607,


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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.

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 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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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Shutting people out to avoid distractions, even under a deadline, can cause hurt feelings. Instead, return calls and e-mails and explain why you need a zone of privacy for now. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Although your keen Bull's eyes can usually discern what's fact from what's faux, that upcoming decision will need really solid data before you can risk a commitment. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) As your confidence grows, you should be able to work toward your goals with more enthusiasm. Open your mind to suggestions. Some of them might even work for you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reconnecting with someone from your past stirs up that old sense of adventure. But before you do anything else, be sure to get answers to those still-lingering questions.

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LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some people might resent the way you plan to resolve a difficult situation. But your commitment to making tough but fair decisions soon wins you their respect and support. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Mixed signals could be causing that vexing workplace problem. Before you choose to leave the project, ask for a meeting where you can get things out in the open. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your good intentions could backfire if you're not careful with other people's feelings. Try using persuasion, not pressure, to get others to see your side of the situation. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your dedication to finishing the task at hand is laudable. But be careful not to overdo the midnight oil bit. Take time for relaxation with someone very special. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Although your intuition will help you make some tough choices in the first half of the month, you'll need more facts to back up your actions later on. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) All that hard work and research in the workplace finally pays off as you hoped it would. Ignore comments from jealous types who are out to get the Goat riled up. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unfair decision creates unnecessary problems. But avoid anger and move carefully as you work this out. Expect to get support from an unlikely source. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A fuzzy financial vista persists until midmonth, when things begin to clear up. You'll also gain a better perspective on how to handle those pesky personal problems. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a wonderful way of being there for those who need your help in difficult times.

Community Calendar 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@ Deadline for Friday’s paper is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Friday, January 11 • 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, January 12 • Support Group for the blind and vision impaired- First Christian Church, 634 N. Mulberry, 2-4 p.m. • Every Saturday night-from 7 to 10 p.m., Payneville Baptist Church will have free movies, popcorn and games, everyone welcome. For more information call 496-4446 or 496-4635. Sunday, January 13 • Evangelists Don and Doris Carver will minister at Glad Tidings Christian Center, 10:45 a.m. service. Call 422-2020 for more information Monday, January 14 • First Aide-1 p.m., given by the Meade County Health Department, (limited space) held at the Meade County Public Library • Japanese Culture Program-at 6p.m., Meade County Public Library • Optimist Club of Meade County-will hold monthly meeting at Mr. Gatti’s, beginning at 11:30 a.m. • Stuart Pepper Middle School-seventh grade Renaissance Reward

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Tuesday, January 15 • Teen Movie Night-Meade County Public Library 5:30 p.m. • Meade County Public Library- Story time at 10:30 a.m. • Stuart Pepper Middle School-eighth grade Renaissance Reward • Stuart Pepper Middle School-Robotics Club will meet from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Meade County Public Library- Story time at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 16 • Yoga-at the Meade County Public Library, 10 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. • Muldraugh Elementary-Faculty meeting 3:15 p.m. • Diabetes nutrition class- Meade County Health Department at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 17 • Meade County Equine Society-will meet at 7 p.m., at the food court. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information call Vickey Carwile at 497-4349 or Mary Ruth Stephenson at 497-4636

• Payneville Elementary-4 H 11:15 a.m. • Payneville Elementary-Literacy Night, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Stuart Pepper Middle School- CONNECT Math 8 Seminar • NARFE Chapter 1512-will meet at 1 p.m., at the Brandenburg United Methodist Church. Swearing in of officers, receiving information on national meeting. Friday, January 18 • Pilates classes- at 6 p.m., at the Meade County Public Library • Muldraugh Elementary-Snowflake Carnival 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Stuart Pepper Middle School- CONNECT Math 8 Seminar Saturday, January 19 • Yu-Gi-Oh Card Tournament- Meade County Public Library, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, January 21 • District-Schools dismissed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tuesday, January 22 • Meade County Public Library- Story time at 10:30 a.m. • Meade County Public Library-Princess program, will be at 6 p.m. • District-CATS word of the week – formulate • District-Grandparents’ Coffee Break, 9 a.m., at David T. Wilson Wednesday, January 23 • Yoga-at the Meade County Public Library, 10 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 24 • Ekron Elementary School, Site Base Decision Making Council in the school library at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, January 26 • Women’s Self Defense Class-at the Meade County Public Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, January 28 • Game Night-Chess and Bingo beginning at 6 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library • David T. Wilson- SBDM Council 3:30 p.m. • Payneville Elementary- Staff meeting, 6 p.m. • Stuart Pepper Middle School- Robotics club 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 • Meade County Public Library- Story time at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30 • Yoga-at the Meade County Public Library, 10 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 2 • Meade County Archeological SocietyArcheological Program at the Meade County Public Library 10 a.m., Native American artifacts display. Bring your own artifacts to be identified and learn about the Archeological Society.

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Drivers be responsible, accidents happen fast If I could give my friends away with emotional damand peers one piece of age. It’s not uncommon for advice, it would be this: accident survivors to fear Never use your cell getting behind the phone while you’re wheel again; some Felicia driving. Thompson people are so shakInattention been that they don’t hind the wheel can want to be in an aureap serious consetomobile at all. quences — believe If not concerned me, I know. with their own safeI spent a part of ty, drivers should my winter holidays be aware that by huddled on the having a passenger couch in pain bein their car they cause I plowed my are responsible for car headfirst into a line of that person’s life. A driver trees. should be cautious at all I dropped my cell phone times, especially when and I was more concerned other peoples’ lives are inwith picking it up than volved. paying attention to where If you’re driving down my car was going. That the road texting someone proved to be a grave mis- and, in effect, taking your take, and now I’m bruised attention away from the and banged-up and so is road, what does that say my car — which is so dam- about how much you value aged it’s not salvageable. your passengers’ lives? Being involved in a veThe financial penalties hicle crash is a serious and of a wreck can get pretty eye-opening ordeal. In colossal. If you only have many cases vehicle occu- a liability policy with your pants are injured or killed. insurance company, you’ll Even if you’re lucky probably have to pay for a enough to walk away from towing service. If you cola crash with only trivial in- lide with another vehicle, juries, you can still come you may have to pay for


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Human factors Total wrecks % of total Fatal wrecks Cell Phone 863 0.68 9 Inattention 52,269 41.08 22.82 Distraction 4,154 3.26 24 *Information provided by damage to the other person’s car and possibly even medical bills. If your car wasn’t completely paid off, you’ll owe that money too. Insurance rates for teen drivers are already outrageous, and if you add in a fender-bender you could end up paying even more for insurance. Once your insurance rates increase, it will be several years until they lower again. Accidents happen, but part of having a license and being a responsible driver is doing everything you can to ensure that you aren’t involved in a collision. Crashes are a serious matter: They can leave you injured, cost you an arm and a leg, and of course, some are so serious they can result in fatalities.

If you drop something or need to make a call or if you’re beginning to feel sleepy, it’s absolutely safer to pull off the road or just wait until you reach your destination. Never drink and drive — it’s just dumb. And if you get caught driving under the influence, it’ll take a major blow to your wallet, driving record and reputation. I thought it was just a privilege to cruise around the county and not have to rely on friends or parents to take me to school and work. But it took an irresponsible car accident for me realize that driving is a responsibility more than a privilege. Be alert and be safe, and quit talking on your phone when you’re driving.

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Thirteen seniors from the Air Conditioning Technology program at the Meade County Area Technology Center took the EPA’s refrigerant certification exam on Friday, Dec. 14. Seven of the 13 soon-to-be graduates received various levels of certification. Areas of the exam included Core (general knowledge), Type 1 (small appliances), Type 2 (high pressure appliances), and Type 3 (low pressure appliances). Sean Bryson, Jessey Conn, Mason Kendall and Daryl Troutman passed all four areas and received Universal Certification. Kevin Logsdon received Type 1, Jory Arnold received Type 2 and Tyler Lamber received Type 3. According to program instructor Darren M. Jones, who has given this test to his students since 1995, “This is the most important certification a young person can have if they are serious about pursuing a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.� Pictured left to right, back row, are Daryl Troutman, Jessey Conn, Sean Bryson and Mason Kendall. Front row, left to right, are Kevin Logsdon, Tyler Lambert and Jory Arnold.

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It’s time for seniors to fill out FAFSA forms Submitted by the Kentucky Higher Education Authority Frankfort — High school seniors who are thinking about going to college or trade school this fall need to gather the information required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more often called the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the form students fill out to see if they qualify for federal and state grants and loans. Financial aid professionals advise students to send in the FAFSA even if they don’t think they qualify for aid. Many colleges use information from the FAFSA to

determine who is eligible for grants and scholarships administered by the school. The FAFSA asks for information about income, assets and expenses. A formula set by Congress is applied to the information to determine the student’s eligibility for federal and state aid. If the student is considered dependent under federal guidelines, both the student and parents must provide financial information. Nearly all students going directly to college from high school will be considered dependent. Parents and students who need help filling out the

FAFSA should attend the nearest College Goal Sunday location on January 28. Financial aid professionals will go over the FAFSA in detail and answer questions, free of charge. The sessions are sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, in cooperation with the Lumina Foundation, The Student Loan People and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To find a College Goal Sunday site near you, visit Students who submit the FAFSA online usually get a response a week or two

faster than those who mail in a paper FAFSA. To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education and to access the FAFSA, go to For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, extension 7381. For information about low-cost student loans, visit; write The Student Loan People, P.O. Box 24328, Louisville, KY 40224-0328; or call (888) 678-4625.

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Boys elementary basketball teams continue to score some big wins Staff report The Meade County boys elementary school basketball league continued its season with several teams playing against each other last weekend. Here are the results from games played Saturday, Jan. 5: Ekron 2 defeated the David T. Wilson purple team by the score of 35-20. Scorers in the game were John Miller, 18 pts.; Logan Burchett, 11 pts.; Kase Mattingly, 4 pts.; Drew Coppage, 2 pts.; Jonah Shacklette, 6 pts.; Nicholas Gillispie, 2 pts.; Luke Wilson, 3 pts.; Ethan Wright, 3 pts. and Wyatt McPherson, 6 pts. Muldraugh defeated Flaherty by one basket, 16-14. Scorers in the game were Tyler Dezarn, 2 pts.; Colin Chrisman, 10 pts.; Austin

Elzey, 2 pts.; Seth David, 2 pts.; Benjamin Mingus, 2 pts.; Michael Ray, 10 pts. and Dylan Henning, 2 pts. The David T. Wilson Blue team defeated Flaherty 2, 42-21. Scorers in the game were Thomas Tynan, 18 pts.; Luke Babb, 4 pts.; John Wilson, 10 pts.; Adam Fogle, 10 pts.; Jacob Whelan, 4 pts.; Wyatt Pike, 2 pts.; Alec Melchor, 1 pt.; Austin Haynes, 4 pts.; Michael Din, 4 pts. and Gage Skeeters, 6 pts. In a game that pit classmates against each other, Payneville 3 defeated Payneville 1, 26–12. Scorers in the game were Travis Jenkins, 11 pts.; Jake Nevitt, 7 pts.; Cody Tate, 6 pts.; Cody Moore, 2 pts.; Charles Mattingly, 9 pts.; Justin Petit, 2 pts. and Brucie Feldpausch, 1 pt. The David T. Wilson

Navy team defeated Payneville 2, by the score of 27 –16. Scorers in the game were Will King, 9 pts.; Daniel Orr, 6 pts.; Devonte Duncan, 6 pts.; Matt Millay, 4 pts.; Tyler Dowell, 2 pts.; C.J. Saylor, 6 pts.; Tyler Staples, 4 pts.; Jacob Mattingly, 4 pts. and Tyler Chism, 2 pts. David T. Wilson Red defeated Ekron 1, 27-15. Scorers were Zeb Wilson, 18 pts.; Aaron Stallings, 8 pts.; Benjamin Matthews, 6 pts.; Kai Burks, 4 pts.; Andrew Fox, 1 pt.; Dustin McMahan, 7 pts.; Joby Embrey, 6 pts. and Garrett Morgan, 2 pts. Final scores, players’ names and points scored are submitted each week by coaches and scorekeepers at the Meade County boy’s elementary basketball games.

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Friday, January 11, 2008 Senior Justin Geary, 171, gets a pinfall victory Tuesday. Geary has been on a roll of late, winning 12 straight matches and 16 of his last 17.


Meade County crushes Corydon TOP: Senior Cody Bruce, 189, works out a pinfall victory Tuesday against Corydon Central. Bruce has won six in a row and eight of his last nine matches. LEFT: Senior Anotonio Stewart, 119 pounds, goes for a slam in his match against Corydon Central. Stewart has won seven straight matches. The team is participating in the Louisville PRP 3rd Region duals tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.


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THE MAGIC Apollo Duals, Saturday, Jan. 5 Meade County def. Daviess 60-12 Meade County def. Henderson 42-33 Meade County def. Fort Campbell 66-17 Meade County def. Paducah Tillman 70-10 Meade County def. South Spencer 52-27 Weight-Name 103-James Childress 112-Dylan Pike 119-Antonio Stewart 125-Arthur Ohmes 130-Brandon Wyatt 135-Joey Carter 140-Ethan Medley 145-C.J. Crow 152-Nelson Mason 160-Jeff Mitchell 171-Justin Geary 189-Cody Bruce 215-Tyler Crow 285-Bobby Fuqua

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Hall From page B1 has won three straight games and faces Frederick Fraize (0-6) tonight in Cloverport. “There are two or three really outstanding teams, and then there are a bunch of teams that are decent, kind of where we are right now,� he said. “We’d like to ascend to that other level, but us and Edmonson will be competitive. They have a 6-3 kid inside, Natasha Hunt, and we’re going to have to front her and keep someone behind her, and try to deny her the ball and help in other places. She’s a good player and they have a couple of young kids who are pretty good.� Last night, the Waves faced Hancock County at home, the same team they face this Thursday on the road. “We’re in about a twoweek span where we’ll play Hancock twice, Frederick Fraize and Breck again,� Hurt said. “We’ll really know where we stand in the district after that. Hancock County has three really talented players. Hilary Jones is an outstanding shooter and just a sophomore. She’s one of the better three-point shooters in the region and maybe the state. “They have a freshman, Carly Mosby, who started last year as an eighth-grader. She has good size and has developed her outside shot. Their point guard is a sophomore who also started a lot last year. “They’re another team that’s kind of like us. They’ll win some and they’ll lose a few, but they’ve got the talent on any given night to really put some points on the board. We’ll have to contest shots and keep the Jones kid under control and we’ll be in pretty good shape.� Hurt said obtaining the No. 1 seed for the district tournament is the team’s top priority heading in, since the No. 1 seed all but

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Meade def. Corydon 68-9, Weight-Name 103-James Childress 112-Dylan Pike 119-Antonio Stewart 125-Arthur Ohmes 130-Brandon Wyatt 135-Joey Carter 140-Ethan Medley 145-C.J. Crow 152-Nelson Mason 160-Jeff Mitchell 171-Justin Geary 189-Cody Bruce 215-Tyler Crow 285-Bobby Fuqua

guarantees a spot in the region tournament. “It’s absolutely crucial,� he said. “It’s crucial in our district every year because (Frederick Fraize) is still rebuilding and so having that No. 1 seed will likely get you in the championship game and into the region tournament. “If you keep getting into the regional tournament it’s just a matter of time before you get hot, reel three wins off in a row and you’re in the state tournament.� Waves fall to Floyd Meade County fell to Indiana’s Floyd Central on Dec. 3 after shooting just 19 percent from the field and giving up 20 turnovers. The Lady Highlanders’ defense held the Waves to 7-of-37 shooting from the field and got 30 points in the paint to win 50-28. “We struggled shooting, but I think that was more a result of our struggles to get the ball where we need it to go,� Hurt said. “We struggled handling it and we turned it over too much. The shots we took were tough shots to make because they did a great job guarding us in the halfcourt. They shut down the first option and we struggled getting it to the second and third options.� One concern of late is the lack of production from Fackler, who has taken just five shots in the Waves’ last two games, both losses. Hurt said getting his athletic senior forward more shots is crucial to the team’s offensive flow. “We’ve talked to her and our guards about that,� he said. “We’re going to try to get her the ball more because she’s shooting 48 percent from the field and as a team we’re shooting 36 percent. You’d like to get her the ball as much as you possibly can.� Fackler said she has to work harder to get more touches, and everyone will get more touches if the team can take better care of the basketball. “We just need to execute

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Floyd: No. 24 5-14 3-3 13, No. 30 4-7 1-3 9, No. 50 3-8 2-4 8, No. 35 3-4 1-1 7, No. 12 1-8 4-7 6, No. 23 0-0 4-4 4, No. 14 1-1 0-0 3, No. 15 0-3 0-0 0, No. 22 0-1 0-0 0, No. 21 0-1 0-0 0, No. 11 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 17-50 15-22 50. 8 6


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Box Score: Floyd 50, Meade 28 Meade: Oliver 4-9 3-3 12, B. Powers 1-3 2-2 4, S. Powers 1-3 1-2 3, Ledford 0-0 3-4 3, Montgomery 0-2 2-2 2, Wilson 1-4 0-0 2, Fackler 0-2 1-2 1, Hurt 0-7 1-2 1, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Wathen 0-4 0-0 0, Stinnett 0-1 0-0 0, Adams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 7-37 13-17 28.

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our plays better,� she said. “I’ve been getting talks about shooting more from Coach, my parents and people at school. But if we execute better, I should get more touches.� Senior wing Mindy Oliver had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in addition to two blocks. Sophomore center Bliss Powers had four points and four rebounds, while freshman center Scarlett Powers and senior guard Kelsie Ledford had three points each. Fackler had seven rebounds. Hurt he was pleased with his team’s defensive effort, which held Central to 34 percent shooting. Hurt said the game was a defensive struggle for both teams. “A lot of that is a credit to how good they are defensively, but we’re struggling right now to get the ball in the hoop,� he said. “We guarded well against them but when you turn it over 20 times and shoot 18 percent, you won’t beat many people.�

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Three-point goals—Meade 1-7 (Oliver 1-1, Montgomery 0-1, hurt 0-3, Wathen 0-2), Floyd 1-7 (No. 24 0-2, No. 12 0-1, No. 14 1-1, No. 15 0-2, No. 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Meade 31 (Oliver 10), Floyd 30 (No. 50 10). Assists—Meade 4 (Mongomery, Hurt 2), Floyd 11 (No. 24 4). Total fouls—Meade 19, Floyd 20. Technicals—none.

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