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Playing into postseason

A favorite hometown tavern changes its name in honor of a long-time patron and friend.

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The Greenwave and Lady Waves wrap up the regular season tonight and look forward to playoffs.

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New hall, rescue boat sailing along for fire district By Laura Saylor Building of the county’s new fire hall is underway, and the selected contractor is exceeding the fire district board of trustees’ expectations in the early stages of development. A ground-breaking ceremony held Friday at the building site welcomed fire district trustees, local fire-

fighters, members of The Koetter Group — the project contractor — and friends in the community to watch the first dirt get tossed as the construction project begins. Martin Bosemer, Chairman of the Meade County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, was pleased with the work Koetter personnel have done thus far and hopes for continued success throughout the duration of

the project, he said during a regular monthly meeting of the Fire Protection District Board of Trustees held Monday at Station #1. “They are really doing a good job,” Bosemer said about Koetter. “They’ve really exceeded our expectations … and are working right along with us.” Bosemer reviewed the time line of events that have led to where the proj-

ect stands today and looked forward to the coming weeks, as well. During the first week of February the fire district received and reviewed the building design Koetter drafted. The following week, Fire Chief Larry Naser and other local firefighters reviewed the design and made suggestions or criticisms to improve the facility. “The firefighters did a

good job of making suggestions or changes,” Bosemer said. “They had logical reasons for making the changes.” The board of trustees will discuss property setbacks and other details with Brandenburg City Hall before a revised design is drafted by Koetter. Final plans and final costs are expected to be determined by the end of the month.

“We don’t have a price yet but they know we’re sticking at $1.2 million,” Bosemer said. Noise and light abatements will be discussed with neighboring properties of the building site which is located in the Bill Corum Industrial Park. Super 8 Motel and other homes and businesses near the future fire


Muldraugh City Hall to generate funds by taxing insurance By Laura Saylor Muldraugh City Hall plans to implement an 8.5 percent tax rate on health and life insurance premiums in an effort to generate revenue for the city — most of which will help staff the police department, which is dwindling. Discussions about the insurance premium tax had been held during the last several city hall meetings, and during a special meeting held Friday afternoon at city hall council members decided to finally vote on the matter. The vote to implement the 8.5 percent insurance premium tax with a $5 minimum passed, 3-2. Councilman Curtis Kelley, Ron Heschke and John Haynes voted in favor while Ralph Lee and councilwoman Brenda Carlberg voted against it. Councilman Donnie Basham was not in attendance and did not vote due to illness. Carlberg said the city needed to figure out how much money it needed in order to support the police department — which is in dire need of money and personnel — and a rough estimate of how much the 8.5 percent tax rate would generate for the city. Mayor Danny Tate said there was no way to be certain how much money would be generated. “There’s no way to know how much you’re going to propose to take in,” Tate said. “We have no way of knowing … who’s got health insurance in town, who their carriers are. There’s no paperwork on that … the only way we can do it is to put it on for a year and see what we generate off of it.” Kelley agreed saying once the city can monitor how the tax works over a year, it can be adjusted. “Next year we would know exactly how much we had coming in and we can increase it or decrease it to benefit what we need,” he said. The majority of cities across the Commonwealth already have established taxes on insurance. Brandenburg charges five percent on health and life insurance, Irvington charges 7.5 percent for both and Ekron charges three percent on health insurance and



A truck collision Friday resulted in a diesel fuel leak on state route 1638 that was quickly controlled by local emergency responders. A major concern was to keep the fuel from running into nearby Doe Run Creek.

Accident caused diesel fuel leak By Sully Gale A truck accident that occurred Friday on state route 1638 sent emergency personnel and hazardous materials workers into action. Around 2 p.m., a Ford F150 pickup truck collided with a McAfee Trucking Company semitruck. The pickup truck hit the semi’s gas tank, causing 75 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel to leak onto the road. Meade County firefighters, Brandenburg Police officers and Meade County Sheriff’s Department personnel reported to the scene and worked to contain the fuel leak. A major concern was preventing the

fuel from spilling into nearby Doe Run Creek. Workers diked the road along the guardrail by digging ditches and filling them with oil dry — a sawdustlike product used to absorb oil and grease. Evergreen Environmental, a hazardous material remediation group headquartered in Crestwood, Ky., and Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection workers also reported to the scene of the accident to survey the fuel leak and to help prevent contamination. Hazardous materials workers from Evergreen and local firefighters tested the creek several times to make sure it wasn’t contaminated.

“We hope to get the contaminated soil and free liquid cleaned up by (Friday night),” said Keith Sims, a member of the EPA who was on scene. Sims said if fuel had reached Doe Run Creek, the diesel “could have caused a little fish kill, but not a whole lot of damage.” Workers aimed to clear the fuel before rain moved into the area, which could have caused the diesel to sink into the soil. “It was unfortunate,” said Sean Thompson, a local firefighter. “I’m glad we stopped it from getting to the creek. Everyone did a good job.” Fire Chief Larry Naser reported the road opened to traffic by 4:15 p.m.

Fiscal Court pushes to rebuild park in time for ball season By Laura Saylor


The Meade Olin ball park is in ruins after the Feb. 5 tornado that tore through the county.

Speeding the rebuilding process for Meade Olin Park was a top point of discussion during a special Fiscal Court meeting, while making revisions to the county’s road policy was the topic of a work session held thereafter. During the special meeting, held Tuesday at the courthouse, Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft sought

approval to expedite the extensive repairs needed to the community ball park. The Feb. 5 tornado that ripped through the county left Meade Olin park in shambles, and baseball season will begin soon. “We want to have this done for the start of the season,” Craycroft said. “We know how many people go out (to the park).” Rebuilding dugouts, repairing scoreboards, fencing, netting, poles and light

fixtures are only a few of items that need restored. The baseball building, where batting cages and pitching machines are located, also sustained heavy damage, especially to its roof. Craycroft said he expected the cost of the building alone to be near $80,000. Currently, any project over $20,000 must be advertised and selected contractors must be approved by Fiscal Court at a public meeting, but Craycroft plans

to discuss the matter with personnel in Frankfort to try to by-pass some of lengthier portions of the contractor bidding process. Instead of calling numerous special meetings after each project has been awarded to a contractor, Fiscal Court will seek to have two magistrates and Craycroft approve the contracts without holding special meetings.


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Local artist brings day care to life


By Jorena D. Faulkner Artist, children’s author and publishing entrepreneur Leah Perna has battled through tornadoes and snowstorms the last few weeks to stay on schedule with the upcoming grand opening of a second Children-R-Us day care. Leah has been bringing the new day care to life with brightly-colored murals depicting literary childhood favorites such as Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh. Television character Dora the Explorer backpacks across a jungle-green canvas while big screen characters Nemo and Dory, happily swim across the entrance wall. Belinda Brown is the owner of Children-R-Us day care in Brandenburg, and projects the opening of the second location — also in Brandenburg — around the first week of March. “I think it’s amazing what she does,” Brown said. “It will be a wonderful atmosphere for the children.” Perna has steadily been making the transition into the world of working art, with hopes of making it her full-time job in the very near future. In the meantime, she has found creative way’s to get her work out … and benefit others. “When Belinda said she was opening a second day care, and I knew she had murals at the other location, I approached her and said. I know we can do each other

Insurance From page A1 10 percent on life insurance, according to a report of local government premium taxes for Kentucky. In order to include the tax and its revenue in the city’s budget, however, Tate said speculation was going to have to be made about approximately how much money would be earned. The tax will not take effect until July 1, 2008 — if Ordinance No. 277 is upheld after two public readings — and money generated from the

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Leah Perna paints brightly-colored murals at Children-R-Us Day care in Brandenburg. some good here,” Perna said. “I started this project as a barter deal for my grandchildren’s day care expense, and I thought ‘hey, I can do this’ — and she said, ‘it’s a deal.’” Perna started the project Feb. 10, and it’s been full steam ahead ever since. “I’ve always been in (art) in some way or another,” Perna said. “Even with any job I took, they would discover what I could do. I was an executive with the Girl Scout Council and yet ended up being the ‘in house’ artist, writer and publisher. They sent me to camp, and I did all of the events there.” Perna’s work is not strictly relegated to children’s themes.

She is skilled in a variety of artistic styles from cartooning to faux painting (a texturized painting technique) and can paint just about anything. As a recipient of an honorable mention for her artwork at the Kentucky State Fair, Perna has successfully been selling her original works on eBay recently. “I have several people who exclusively collect my original art via eBay,” Perna said. With the murals at Children-R-Us nearing completion, Perna is searching for her next project. To contact Leah Perna, call 270-422-1879 or e-mail

tax will not be received by city hall until October 2008. “I think we sit here and we may be a little bit prematurely passing these rates without knowing exactly how much money we’re talking about,” Carlberg said. Tate said he has cut corners as much as he can to try to keep money in the budget, but as the cost of gasoline, retirement and insurance rises it’s difficult to keep the city’s budget in the black. “We’re all guilty,” Tate said. “When things go up we need to raise things a little at a time instead of waiting until we have to put a big rate on everybody. The cost to live in a rural city is out of control. If

you want to live in a city, you have to pay for it.” The first reading of Ordinance No. 277 was scheduled to be held at a special meeting held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The first reading of amended Ordinance No. 276, regarding the city’s sewer and water rates, was also scheduled to be held during the special meeting.


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Funding crisis leaves local families helpless

A city clerk is responsible to publish legal advertisements (duly enacted ordinance/or amended). For a city to enact an amended ordinance in a six (6) day period and utilizing “work sessions” and “special meetings”, it must be declared an emergency. The nature of the emergency must be stated in the written copy of the ordinance and is defined as “the outcome of which everything depends.” For a city to enact a 60% increase in billing in 6 days through work sessions and unannounced special meeting would seem to be an emergency. It is time for the city to clarify its financial status. Therefore, it is reasonable to question city governments motives, and more important, the conduct of the city clerk’s role in the process.

By Laura Saylor

If a city clerk is responsible for ensuring that the city follows prescribed legal protocols, what happens if the individual fails to do so? Who is responsible if the mayor and city council fails? After all, it is the clerk’s responsibility to advise them and to ensure only duly enacted laws reach media publications.

The Meade County Community Action Agency has received less funding to assist local families enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The funding crisis is happening statewide, with 22 of Kentucky’s 23 community action agencies already drained of funds. Last year, 303 Meade County families received emergency services and financial assistance through the LIHEAP program, which helps cover heating costs for low-income households. This year, only 240 Meade County families received help. Roughly 33 percent of local families who qualify for assistance are unable to receive any, and local community action agents are unsure how to help. “We’ve really only received two-thirds — about 66 percent — of the funding we need this year,” said Lynne Robey, Central Kentucky Community Action and LIHEAP director. “People’s bills are higher and the cost of fuel and propane is so much that the money we had this year — which was less than before — went fast.” Robey was unsure exactly why the funding loss was so drastic this year, but she and other community action agencies are seeking federal assistance. “These events should send a strong message that the General Assembly needs to act on HB 153 which would provide $10 million in emergency benefits to Kentucky’s LIHEAP program,” said Tom

Moorman, Executive Director of the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, in a recent press release. Gina Moorman, director of the Meade County Community Action Center, said local families are in need of help because they’re already in dire need before they even qualify to receive assistance. Robey agreed, saying families have no leeway. “People have to be within four days of running out of fuel or propane, or have their disconnection notice in hand before they can qualify to receive assistance,” Robey said. “They’re in an emergency before they walk in the front door … so if there’s no funds to help them, “What do they do?” Through the LIHEAP program, families can qualify to receive $250 toward an electric or natural gas heating bill, 200 gallons of propane or gasoline for their heating needs, or two cords of firewood for wood burners. “We are concerned that our lack of funding will add to an already overwhelming burden on the elderly, disabled and families with children who are trying to make ends meet,” Tom Moorman said. Robey is uncertain when federal funding may be received, but assured it would be distributed to families in need as soon as Kentucky’s Community Action Agencies gained more money. Typically, the LIHEAP program carries on throughout March, when cold weather is still prominent. “(The families) don’t know what to do and really we don’t either,” Robey said.

On January 18, 2008, the city clerk informed city of Muldraugh council members that any rate increase would not be “legally” effective until March. The council responded by stating the town could not pay bills already due and others coming due. On January 22, 2008, a work session was held Tuesday at City Hall. “After the work session a special meeting was called to order, during which city council had the first public reading of Ordinance 276, which increased water rates by 60 percent”. On January 28, 2008, a special meeting was held at Muldraugh City Hall for the second reading of Ordinance 276. Note! No prior notice could be established. However, city elders (former city officials, city clerks, etc.) became aware and were on hand to challenge the city council and the vote did not take place. It was recommended by them that the “city government” should get out of the water business, including the billing and collection of funds. Even though the city clerk, Caroline Cline, was present and aware that a vote did not take place, on January 30, 2008, an official notice was printed in the Meade County Messenger with the following statement and attested to (under oath), Quote “Section 2, read at a meeting of the Muldraugh City Council on the 22, January, 2008. A second reading was held on the 28th day of January. This ordinance shall be effective upon publication as required by law.” Signed -D. Tate, Mayor, Attest - Caroline J. Cline, City Clerk/Treasurer. Note! Attest means that the city clerk is swearing that the second reading occurred, and there is a recorded record of votes by council members. Additionally the notice was provided to the Meade County Messenger on January 28, 2008, or earlier as officially having taken place. This indicates that vote was pre-determined and the city clerk Caroline Cline followed instructions from someone in the city government or she acted on her own. If city and county clerks are to be trusted, this type of conduct cannot be condoned, tolerated, or accepted by the judicial system or the general public!!! A review of a “Open Record Requests” by concerned citizens reveal in recent history the city clerk Caroline Cline and the city attorney stated in writing that the request for city personnel records could not be complied with. First, the city clerk Clines stated it was an “invasion of privacy.” (On the front of the application it clearly states, “All applications for employment are a matter of public record.”) Second, Cline stated there was never a written application provided or on file for the city clerk according to an official response from the city attorney to the “Attorney General’s office”. Twenty-one (21) days later it mysteriously appeared. When responding to another request in recent history on the legal use of city employees’ and equipment on private property. The written response from the city clerk Cline stated, “the city attorney verbally approved it.” On December 20, 2006, city clerk Cline and Mayor Tate reported 300,000 gallons of water was missing, faulty lines or illegal hookups. They were in the process of looking into it. After two (2) years they still have not reported what the investigation revealed. Leaks or thieves. Who is involved? What is the truth??? This issues within the community of Muldraugh are deeply divisive as to “what is the truth”. But, the entire matter could be laid to rest, if City Hall or others in a position to, requested the “State Auditor’s Office”, to conduct a Performance audit. It must include the end of each term the present mayor has served, plus this last FY year, and made public on completion. It is a state agency, so no cost to the city or county. Failure to determine “what is the truth” is the proverbial “head in the sand” mentality, and always ends up costing everyone more money. After all it’s our tax dollars that go up in smoke! It appears one sided or the other is blowing a lot of smoke in the communities’ face.

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Friday, February 22, 2008 Letters to the Editor I wish to thank Gerald Fischer and the Meade County Museum and Arts Council for allowing me to be a part of the recent launch of the Meade County Archaeological Society. It was certainly a pleasure to see the interest in our past exhibited by the attendees. For many years I’ve felt Meade County’s past, from its days as an important source of material for prehistoric people’s tools and weapons to its more recent past including the histories of our families, is a treasure we should cherish. Many of you carry little bits and pieces of the past with you and the purpose of this society is to take these things and learn from them for our knowledge and to preserve them for generations yet to come. These bits and pieces include the arrowheads and artifacts you pick up in the fields, the odd stone carvings that may be on your farm or the unnatural stone piles that you may see in the woods. But the mysterious past is not just the native peoples’. The history of Meade County is long enough that it includes the stories your grandparents told you, the shoebox of old letters and documents passed down through the years, old tools and implements and the homes and buildings of our ancestors. How many graveyards are lost to our knowledge? I think many of us have pondered about the things we see and hear. Interest in our families’ histories is evident in the durability of genealogy and antique collecting. If we share our knowledge and tidbits we never know where a connection may take place that can open a flood of new information. When I learned a few years ago of the ancient goings on in the place where I grew up, I didn’t know how it would lead me to a deeper appreciation of my heritage. I never anticipated how it would allow me to learn of new things and meet new people; some of these things had profound effect and some of these people had profound influence upon my spirit. I would encourage all current and former residents of Meade County and those whose past may lie here to participate with the Meade County Archaeological Society as it delves into the roots of our past. These deep roots provide the foundation which should allow the area to thrive into the future. If anyone has information they would like to share or questions they would like to ask, I would be delighted to hear either. Feel free to contact me via e-mail, post office or telephone. Rick Brown 1861 Harvard Drive Louisville, KY 40205 502-727-9765 A few years ago, Meade County Recycling came to our door and told us that there is a mandatory garbage pickup in Meade County. We told them that we take our garbage with us because we have a cleaning business, and that they can look around and see if there is any garbage laying around. Those two guys told us that they could put us in court if we don’t do what they say. Now look around in Flaherty and other parts of Meade County — garbage everywhere. Drive down 144 and look at some of the fields and yards. Meade County Recycling didn’t pick up garbage for a week now but also is charging the people for it as if they picked up the garbage. This is not the first time it happened. About a year and a half ago, the garbage wasn’t picked up for almost three weeks because of the weather, but again, we have to pay for garbage pick up. People are having garbage regardless of bad weather or not. The wind blows the garbage cans over, animals are getting in the garbage and so on, and on top, some people have to go to court for dirty yards, but not Meade County Recycling. Also, how many garbage cans do people have to buy? Whoever picks up the garbage throws the garbage cans and breaks them or they are throwing the lids and, again, animals are getting in it. This is the recycling center, who brings people to court, if they don’t have garbage pickup or don’t want it. Our place was much cleaner, because there was never garbage anywhere. Thank you, Ashley Hartmann

Correction Melinda Decker was incorrectly named “Melanie Decker” in the “Fiscal Court fills four county job vacancies” article in the Feb. 15 issue of The News Standard. We apologize for the misspelling.

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‘Honest Abe’ savvy needed to pass casinos To honor Abraham Lin- gambling treatment procoln’s 199th birthday anni- grams; and 17 percent for versary, the House of Rep- other programs including resentatives and veterans’ programs, the Senate met in tourism, fish and Legislative wildlife, agriculture, joint session TuesUpdate day at the Old livestock research, State Capital in and economic develdowntown Frankopment. fort, Kentucky. Separate accounts The Kentucky State will be established University’s choir for support of racsang a resounding ing and to further version of the “Batimprove the varitle Hymn of the Reous breeds of horses public” and a resofound in Kentucky. Jeff Greer lution honoring The governor said our 16th president that his proposal was read. It was a mov- could generate $600 million ing celebration and a fitting a year in additional revenue tribute to Abraham Lincoln, for state government once remembered for his lasting all casinos are fully operatinfluence on United States ing. The governor estimatpolitics. ed that the fiscal impact of Governor Beshear may the proposed gaming legneed some of Lincoln’s po- islation for fiscal year 2009 litical savvy to help pass his from facility application casino gaming legislation and license fees would be announced this week. The approximately $500 milgovernor said Thursday lion. The estimated gaming that he will file legislation receipts for fiscal year 2010 to support a constitutional would be approximately amendment that would al- $482 million with the malow 12 casinos in Kentucky. jority of those receipts from This would include seven license fees and wagering at existing racetracks and taxes. five at unspecified locaA seven-member gaming tions. The five free-standing commission, appointed by casinos would require ap- the governor, would overproval from voters in the see the bidding process for city or county in which they the remaining five licenses. locate. Horse tracks that could Gov. Beshear also pro- apply for a casino include posed legislation that would Keeneland and The Red implement the amend- Mile in Lexington, Turfway ment requiring the five Park in Florence, Kentucky free-standing casinos to be Downs in Franklin, Ellis located in Daviess County; Park in Henderson, BlueKenton or Campbell coun- grass Downs in Paducah, ties; Boyd or Greenup coun- and Thunder Ridge in Floyd ties; Christian County; and County. Laurel or Whitley counties. The constitutional amendThe amendment also ment would require a threespecifies how tax money fifths majority in both the from casino gambling can House and Senate, plus apbe spent: 50 percent for proval in a statewide vote education; 20 percent for in November. Another bill health care; five percent that would spell out details each to city and county would require a majority in governments; three percent each chamber. for host cities and counties; The House of Represen$2 million for compulsive tatives worked diligently

this week in committee and on the House Floor. One of the bills I sponsored, House Bill 259, passed unanimously out of committee and the House, and is now on its way to the Senate for consideration. House Bill 259 is an attempt to limit the financial strain felt by both Medicaid recipients in our long-term care facilities and the state Medicaid program through the creation of the Kentucky Long-Term Care Partnership Insurance Program. By creating the Kentucky Long-Term Care Partnership Insurance Program, the state could lower the costs of both Medicaid recipients and the Medicaid program by exempting recipients who purchase long-term care policies from Medicaid estate recovery requirements. Under House Bill 259, for every dollar spent by the insurance company, a dollar of the person participating in the long-term care program would be protected from Medicaid. Hopefully, this will encourage more people to use longterm care, not only to help pay for unexpected nursing home expenses, but also to protect their estates. I am very proud that the Advisory Committee for Senior Citizens has made support of House Bill 259 one of their top 12 legislative priorities for the 2008 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly. House Bill 446, which passed by a vote of 94-1, would keep a governor from spending most of the state’s highway emergency fund during a gubernatorial election year. Former Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s administration spent $65 million from the emergency fund between last July 1st and December 10th, leaving Gov. Beshear only about $307,000 to spend on

highway emergencies for more than half of the current fiscal year. House Bill 446 would require that no more than half of the Highway Construction Contingency Account be spent during the first six months of fiscal years when a gubernatorial general election is held. The House of Representatives also passed the “Booster Seat” Bill, by a vote of 68-28. Kentucky is only one of 12 states without booster seat legislation, even though House Democrats have passed this legislation several times, only to have it stall in the Senate. House Bill 55 would require that children under the age of 8 and between 40 and 57 inches be secured in a child booster seat. The House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 367 which would strengthen Kentucky’s laws to protect children from online predators by making social networking sites off limits to sex offenders; requiring sex offenders to register changes in email addresses; and creating searchable database of registered sex offender email addresses. House Bill 367 would also recognize that stalking takes place in person and online and clarifies that it is a crime to transmit sexually explicit images to a child via webcam. The state’s budget and the hundreds of bills being considered by the House will be our focus for the next 30 days as we head into the midpoint of the 2008 legislative session. If you have any questions about this or legislation of interest to you please leave a message for me in Frankfort by calling the legislative toll-free Message Line at 800-372-7181, or through the Legislative Research Commission’s Web site at

Veterans’ charities coming under fire Veterans Post Freddy Groves The American Institute of Philanthropy — aka Charity Watch — released its report on 27 charities that focus on veterans and the military, giving each a letter-grade rating. Its president, Daniel Borochoff, recently testified before Congress on the status of charities that purport to help veterans. Ten of those 27 charities rated an F, and seven rated a D for the percentage of funds collected versus donations that actually make it to veterans services. The percentage of dollars used for services is often clouded by a mix of

mislabeled categories on a charity’s financial statement, Borochoff said, making it appear that a much larger percentage of dollars is reaching those in need. For example, solicitation costs can be called “service expenses,” which makes it appear that those dollars were actually used in the “service” of veterans. Or, if a charity puts an “action step” on a mail solicitation (for example, “Buckle your seat belt”), the charity can say it’s “educating” the public and thereby reduce the percentage of funds that actually comes under the category of “fundraising.” Another way charities pad the amount they claim to hand over to veterans is to include the value of

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Maria Waugh

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Maria Waugh, 72, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Leo W. Waugh; two daughters, Patricia Crandell and Leona Maria Shockley; and a grandson. The family has chosen cremation. There will be no service. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The guest register may be signed at www.

William Talbert Woods, Jr. William Talbert Woods, Jr., one-month-old son of William Talbert, Sr. and Amanda Dawn Earls, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 in Owensboro, Ky. William is survived by his parents; two sisters, Chelsey Earls and Cassie Whitworth, both of Owensboro, Ky.; a brother, Jacob Dooley, Owensboro, Ky.; his grandparents, Mary House, Brandenburg, Ky., Linda Woods, Cloverport, Ky., Bill Woods, Grayson County, Ky.; and his great-grandmother, Betty McBride, Mountain View, Mo. Graveside services were held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg. Online condolences may be left at

Veteur Bennett Veteur Bennett, 92, of Dyer, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at the Medco Center of Hardinsburg in Hardinsburg, Ky. She was a member of Constantine United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Bennett and her son, Owen Bennett, Jr. She is survived by a son, Ivan Bennett of Dyer; a daughter, Brenda McKinney of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mae Dowell of Irvington, Ky., and Zelmodene Dowell of Brandenburg; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 21 at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Beryl Fentress officiating. Burial was in the Custer cemetery in Custer, Ky. The guest register may be signed at www.

Minnie Ileene Dowell Mrs. Minnie Ileene Dowell, 81, of Irvington, Ky. died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at her residence. She was born March 1, 1925, the daughter of Marsh and Minnie Jenkins Morgan. Mrs. Dowell was a homemaker and a member of Irvington Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two children, William Edward Dowell and Betty Gene Dowell; one brother, Forrest Morgan; three half-brothers, Charles Bernardi, Calvin Morgan, Kenneth Morgan; four half-sisters, Leota Bernardi, Hazel Glazier, Phoebe Cannavan and Jessie Sturgeon. Mrs. Dowell is survived by her husband, William Lee Dowell; three daughters, Norma Shrader, McQuady, Ky., Faye Dowell, Irvington, Ky., and Tammy (Spanky) Haynes, Webster, Ky.; three sons, Jim (Jody) Dowell, Lewisport, Ky., Jack (Marolyn) Dowell, Brandenburg and Bob (Glenda) Dowell, Hardinsburg, Ky.; three brothers, Elwood Morgan, Harley Morgan and Curtis Morgan; three sisters, Irma Simmons, Mary Ledford and Ruth Powell; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 22, from the Ekron Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Benkert and Rev. Charles Blanc, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Bill Morgan, William Ray Morgan, Marshall (Shorty) Morgan, Danny, Jerry, Barry and Neil Morgan, Smitty and Bobby Simmons, Raymond, Rick, Dave and Bruce Ledford, Gary, Tony, Tim and Keith Powell and Steve Morgan. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Irvington Baptist Church Building Fund or Ekron Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences at www.

Brian C. Keck, 36, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Keck; and a brother, John Keck. He is survived by his wife, Kristin Harding Keck; a son, Evan; his mother, Teresa Keck of Radcliff; his sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Percy Claar; a nephew, Percy “Bubba”; a niece, Jessica; a great nephew, Cash, all of Dubois, Wyo.; and his grandparents, Sonny and Elva Farris of Biggs, Cal. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Deacon Bob Hall officiating. Burial was in the Vine Grove Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

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Special thanks to Lincoln Trail Home Health Agency, Rev. John Bruington, Rev. Roy Padgett, Rev. Sherman Ramsey and the Bruington, Jenkins, Sturgeon Funeral Home. Thanks to Wolf Creek Baptist Church and the community who prepared and served a delicious meal. Pal bearers Nick Willett, Randy Benham, Wesley Dowell, David Dowell, Ethan Singleton and Joey Singleton.

Morgan McIntyre Morgan McIntyre, 83, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at his home. He was a charter member and Deacon Emeritus of Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove. He was as a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, L. J. and Lila McIntyre; a brother, Carroll McIntyre; and a sister, Cornelia Nicholson. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Juanita Phipps McIntyre; three daughters, Pam (Scott) Mattingly of Rineyville, Ky., Bobbie (Steve) Lanham of Shelbyville, Ky. and Debbie (Chuck) Goodlet of Vine Grove; two sisters, Beulah Percefull of Vine Grove and Virginia French of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a brother, Alfred McIntyre of Vine Grove; nine grandchildren, Julie Downs, Laura Strate, Sarah Mattingly, Adam Mattingly, Morgan Lanham, Natalie Lanham, Casey Lanham, Will Goodlet and Jack Goodlet; and two great-grandchildren, Ella Downs and Beau Downs. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 22, at Valley View Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Vine Grove Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Otter Creek Cemetery Association in care of Bob Owsley at the Cecilian Bank. The guest register may be signed at

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Virgil Curtis Smith Virgil Curtis Smith, 67, of Guston, Ky. died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2008 at Breckinridge Health in Hardinsburg, Ky. He was born in Dyer, Ky. on Oct. 14, 1940, the son of the late Boyd and Yvetta Allen Smith. Virgil is survived by seven children: Debra Green, Gary Smith, Carol Jones, Virgil D. Smith, Daryle Smith and Lisa Rodrigez, all of Louisville and Pattie Graves of Floyds Knobs, Ind; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Shirley Smith of Guston, Ky. His family refers to him as a “handyman” because of his love to work. Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 18, at TrentDowell Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Cook Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Virgil C. Smith Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 296, Hardinsburg, KY 40143. To sign the online guest register, visit

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Bessie Beeler, 85, passed away Feb. 13, 2008 at Medco Center of Brandenburg. She was born Dec. 19, 1922 to the late George and Daisy Meador Simmons. Her husband William T. Beeler and 11 brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Bessie had retired from Breckinridge Memorial Hospital after 32 years of service as a nurse’s aid. She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Lee of Irvington, Ky. and Gloria (James) Moorman of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Ruth Meador of Hardinsburg, Ky.; two grandchildren, Jimmy and Bryan Moorman of Milwaukee, Wis. and a host of devoted family and friends. The family chose cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Alexander Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Meade County General Community Baptist Church Baptist Church Brandenburg Church of God 3770 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 2240 New Highland Church Rd, Salem Baptist Church 270-828-6500 1 Howard Drive, Brandenburg Brandenburg 5286 Old State Rd, 270-422-5488 Higher Encounters Ekron Baptist Church 270-422-2739 Brandenburg Ministries 2775 Hayesville Rd, Ekron Brandenburg United 270-4242-1399 5280 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg Muldrauch Baptist Church 270-422-2958 Methodist Church P.O. Box 397, Muldraugh St. John the Apostle 270-828-5443 215 Broadway, Brandenburg First Baptist Church Catholic Church 502-942-3886 270-422-2810 338 High Street, Brandenburg Hill Grove Baptist Church Muldraugh Church of Jesus 491 E. Broadway, Brandenburg 55 Ammons Lane, Guston 270-422-3355 Buck Grove Baptist Church 270-422-2196 Christ of United Baptist 270-422-1837 255 Buck Grove Rd, Ekron Full Gospel Church of God 910 Rock Haven Rd, Weldon Christian Church 270-828-2717 Hill Grove Church of Christ 303 Smith Rd, Ekron Brandenburg 1595 Christian Church, Rt. 1, Guston 270-828-8107 Canaanland Ministries Inc. 270-828-3140 Brandenburg 270-828-2110 674 D.E. Brown Rd, Glad Tidings 502-635-7515 New Brandenburg Brandenburg Hill Grove Church of God of Christian Center Baptist Church Zion Grove Baptist Church Prophecy 270-422-1087 485 Bypass Rd, Brandenburg 115 Baptist Church Lane, 209 West First Street, Ekron 4005 Shumate Rd, Ekron 270-422-2020 Cedar Grove Bible Brandenburg 270-828-3939 270-828-8770 Methodist Church 270-422-3389 Gospel Fellowship Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 1794 Rhodelia Rd, Payneville 270-422-8095 270-496-4311


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Meade County students named to UK Dean’s list LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky is proud to recognize the outstanding academic performance of its students, including five students from Meade County who were named to the UK Dean’s List for the fall 2007 semester. To make a Dean’s List in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5

GPA to make the Dean’s List. A total of 4,297 students achieved Dean’s List recognition. “UK is happy to tout the academic success of its students, such as those who have been named to the fall 2007 Dean’s List,” said UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. “The success of our students reflects well on them, their parents, the high schools from which they graduated, and our faculty at the university.” The students from

Meade County on the UK Dean’s List are: Clayton Allen Cross, a sophomore studying mining engineering from Brandenburg; Brent William Hottell, a senior studying education from Guston; Megan Lee Lanham, a sophomore studying nursing from Brandenburg; Ashley JoEllen Ross, a senior studying community leadership and development from Ekron; and David Ross Stout, a senior studying architecture from Ekron.


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By Jorena D. Faulkner A worn and tattered chair hidden away in a dusty attic; a set of silver tarnished from years of safekeeping, both valued possessions passed down, generation after generation. Family heirlooms come in many shapes, sizes, colors and, yes — even flavors. Who says heirlooms have to be relegated to furniture, jewelry or land? Some of our most prized family heritage comes in the form of Grandma’s homemade bread, or Aunt Susan’s sweet potato pie. The aromas of these family dishes bring back fond memories of childhood, and provide a historical road map that lasts throughout time. Every recipe passed down, has a story behind it — a rich history of how the dish came to be. When I was a child, my mother began a tradition of making our favorite dessert for our birthdays. Instead of the standard iced cake, my brother received warm homemade peach cobbler; for my birthday, it was the ever-delectable datenut bars. We eagerly looked forward to each passing year, and the delicious treat that celebrated our growing another year older. Now, as an adult, I celebrate quite regularly. It doesn’t need to be my birthday to pull out the tattered and stained recipe card, lovingly written by my mother. And as I eat them, I close my eyes, and magically I am transported back to the days when I was eyelevel to the counter. Sweet memories never tasted so good …

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The second annual Leo Club food drive held Feb. 16, collected boxes of food and clothing. This year, the club is collecting the donations for the Clothes Closet and Food Pantry in Brandenburg. “They were hit pretty bad by the storm so we’re going to take all the donations to them,” said Michael Caporale, a local Leo Club member.

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Upcoming contests around the county KEHA County Cultural Arts Contest seeks entries The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) is hosting a county wide cultural arts contest. Categories include: Apparel, art, basketry, beading, ceramics, cross stitch, crochet, doll/toy making, drawing, embroidery, felting, holiday decorations, needlepoint, painting, photography, pillows, quilts, recycled art, rug making, scrap booking, wall/door hangings, weaving and miscellaneous. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2008 at 4 p.m. Judging will take place on April 2. All winning entries are eligible for area competition held during the area meeting April 4. For more information, contact Mona Miller, County Cultural Arts Chair at 422-3152, or the Meade County Cooperative Extension Office at 422-3773.

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition Entries are now being accepted for the 28th annual Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, created to recognize and encourage the efforts of writers who have not yet achieved major-market success. Writers will compete for a $1,000 first prize, $500 second prize, and $500 third prize in this internationally acclaimed competition. Several honorable mentions are also awarded each year. Stories in all genres of fiction are welcome. Maximum length is 3,000 words, and writers retain all rights to their work. The final deadline is May 15; winners will be announced at the end of July. For guidelines, please visit, e-mail, or send a SASE to The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O. Box 993, Key West, FL 33041.

Women Who Write Poetry and Short Prose contest Entries are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Women Who Write Poetry and Short Prose Contest. Writers of short prose and poetry will compete for a $100 first prize, $70 second prize, and $40 third prize in both categories. Several honorable mentions are also awarded each year. Maximum length is 10 pages, doubled-spaced — entry fee is $5 per submission. The final deadline is April 30, 2008; winners will be announced in July. For complete guidelines about the contest or to receive more information, please visit www. or e-mail, or send a SASE to Women Who Write, P.O. Box 6167, Louisville, KY 40206.

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Tavern gets new name but stays the same old place By Sully Gale The Cedar Grove Tavern has the same life it always had, just new owners and an unforgettable name added to the sign outside. Michael and Becky O’Connor took over Cedar Grove Tavern from Rodney and Jeannie Allen in January 2006. While dealing with an injury from an auto accident, Rodney didn’t have the energy to run the business any longer. The O’Connors started working along side the Allens for a few months and eventually took over the business. They wanted to sustain the tavern’s atmosphere since dedicated patrons had frequented the place for years. The couple also share their own special memories at the tavern — it’s where they met in March 2005. Operating the tavern is a second job for both O’Connors. Michael is a mobilized Army reservist and Becky is an algebra teacher at North Hardin High School in Radcliff. Neither had ever run a business before, but they feel confident and have been getting good response. “We’re shooting from

the hip here,” Michael O’Connor said. The O’Connors have all the help they could ask for, courtesy of long-time employees such as Sandra Shelton and Buddy Holdan. Having an experienced and valuable staff takes some of the weight off the O’Connors. They are also grateful to the community and other long time patrons that lend a helping hand whenever it’s needed. “Everything has just fallen together for us,” Becky said. Since taking over ownership the O’Connors have been continuously asked if the name was going to change. Several people had their own thoughts and ideas for new names while others thought it shouldn’t be changed at all. But in October 2006 a longtime and very beloved patron of the bar passed away — Owen “Sonny” Reesor. Michael was looking at a picture of Sonny at the bar one day and thought that would be an appropriate name. Thus, Sonny’s Cedar Grove Tavern was born. A lively party was held Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the bar with the new name.

A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd was on hand for a special ceremony during which a plaque was dedicated to Sonny. A moment of silence was held and “Taps” was played in honor of the Marine war veteran. Sonny’s Cedar Grove Tavern also founded a new tradition during the celebration. Every Friday and Saturday nights at closing, the tavern plays “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood and customers salute the American flag on the wall that used to belong to Sonny. The tavern is a second home to many people in Meade County. Jimmy Lee — the world’s best gumbo maker, according to Michael O’Connor — has been a customer of the tavern for 10 years, and Michael “Rambo” McKenna has been coming to the tavern for more than 12 years. “I love the atmosphere and the people that come here,” McKenna said. “If you can’t find me at home then you’ll definitely find me here.” The atmosphere and friendly attitude that everybody has at Sonny’s Cedar Grove Tavern makes


TOP: Patrons Jimmy Lee, left, and Rambo McKenna, right, watch sports highlights on the TV while bartender Sandra Shelton and owners Michael and Becky O’Connor enjoy a conversation behind the bar. BOTTOM: A memorial for long-time customer Owen “Sonny” Reesor is on display at the tavern. any stranger feel at home. “Everyone that steps through the doors becomes part of the family,” Michael said. “Nobody comes in without hear-

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Owner Michael O’Connor stands next to the memorial that was dedicated to long-time friend of Cedar Grove Tavern, Sonny Reesor. A special celebration was held Saturday honoring Sonny during which the tavern was renamed to forever remember him.

Now’s the time for a house checkup By David Uffington Dollars and Sense Midwinter is a good time to do a house checkup — especially this winter, when many parts of the country are experiencing surprisingly cold weather and high fuel bills. Here are some things to look for: •Check gutters and downspouts to make sure water isn’t being diverted toward the foundation. •Check the attic with a flashlight for wet spots on rafters and roofing plywood. On the outside of the house, use binoculars to check from a distance for any missing shingles, especially around chimneys and vents. •Consider putting down extra insulation in the attic. Check for drafts around the attic access hatch. •Check for air leakage around windows. If you feel a cold draft, there’s still enough winter left to make it cost effective to hang insulated drapes or put up

the clear plastic you shrink with a hairdryer. •Walk around the house barefoot and check for cold drafts at floor level. Exterior doors, under windows and wall plugs, and in front of fireplaces are common places for air leaks. •If your laundry-room floor is cold, chances are the exterior flap on the dryer vent is to blame. Depending on the type, sometimes the spring breaks or sticks and the flap doesn’t close, letting cold air come into the house through the dryer. •Check the interior perimeter of the basement for water leaks. Look for white residue on a concrete floor as a sign of a previous leak. If the basement is damp, invest in a dehumidifier. •If you have an unheated basement and have been lucky not to have frozen pipes, consider whether it’s worthwhile to insulate the pipes now or to install heat tape. •Drain and insulate out-

side faucets if you haven’t done it yet. •Change the furnace filter, if you haven’t done it yet this winter. •Check the flooring at the front and back door. If you live in a snow area, look for salt and sand residue that can destroy the surface, especially of wood. •Buy an inexpensive hygrometer and check the humidity levels inside the house. Too low, and your wood furniture and flooring can suffer. Too high, and mold could develop. By making a few fixes now, not only will you be warmer for the rest of the winter, but you’ll save on your heating bills. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to

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Lincoln Trail District Health Department announces implementation of a Special Needs Registry. Emergency response and public health agencies in the area are concerned about the welfare of individuals with special needs during a disaster or emergency. The Special Needs Registry will allow people who may need help during an emergency to voluntarily place their name in the registry. In the event of an emergency or disaster, the registry will provide emergency responders with important information about the specific needs of the individual in order to provide an effective response. Anyone who may need assistance during a disaster or emergency can register. This includes, but is not limited to, people who: have a physical disability, developmental disability, mental disability, chronic medical condition, service animal or older individuals with medical needs. Long-term care residents should not register with the program. Each long-term care facility in Kentucky has an emergency response plan and assistance will be coordinated at the facility level. The Special Needs Registry is a database of information maintained by local responders to identify individuals with special needs in case of a disaster or emergency. It is a voluntary, free of charge registry that provides the emergency

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4-H teaches life lessons to local youth By Sully Gale The 4-H has been teaching valuable lessons such as leadership, citizenship and life skills that help kids develop into well-rounded adults and contributors to the community. The 4-H began nationally around the start of the 20th century as a way to encourage young people to be a positive force in their community, and to gain hands-on experience in a number of various fields, according to the National 4-H Web site. The youth organization became a success, and is now administered by the Cooperative Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture. Carol Goodwin is the County Extension Agent for 4-H and youth development in Meade County. She helps organize all of the 4-H programs, which aren’t all necessarily agriculture-related. Children can belong to groups that deal with everything from robotics to archery. 4-H has activities for children in any age group. Anyone from age nine to 19 can join. In 4th grade, children receive information about joining the program that can take home and discuss with their parents whether it’s something

they want to be a part of. Children who decide to join 4-H meet at local schools for regular meetings and activities. There are currently 459 children in the 4-H in Meade County, and 35 to 40 kids ages five to eight that are part of the Clover Bud, which is similar to the 4-H but is for younger children. Adults can be a part of the 4-H as well by becoming a volunteer or a mentor to the kids during activities. Because of the county’s rural roots, the local 4-H is heavily grounded in agriculture. The goat club, swine club, beef club and horse club are prominent among children in Meade County. The livestock clubs teach kids how to raise their animals to be strong and healthy. Many of the livestock are shown during the Meade County Fair and others qualify to be shown at the Kentucky State Fair. Other kids show their animals at skillathon events, which challenge the kids to display their knowledge of show animals . Joey Warerip, a student at Stuart Pepper Middle School, has been with the 4-H for four years and enjoys being a part of the goat club. “The 4-H is mostly about agriculture, so it gained my interest,” Warerip said. “I like being in it. It gives me



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LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, approved $1,110,880 in agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during their monthly board meeting on Friday, February 15 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. State and County Agricultural Development Fund projects approved for funding at the February meeting include: $182,980 Grasshopper Distribution, LLC Grasshopper Distribution, LLC was approved for $126,480 in state funds and $56,500 in county funds for capital expenditures that will aid in the distribution of agricultural products. $105,000 Johnson Co. Agricultural Advancement Council, Inc. The Johnson County Agricultural Advancement Council, Inc. was approved for $105,000 in Johnson County funds to administer a Menu Approach with six model programs including: Cattle Genetics Improvement; Cattle Handling Facilities; Farm Livestock Fencing Improvement; Forage Improvement & Utilization; Goat and Sheep Diversification; and On-Farm Water Enhancement. $10,000 Lee’s Plant Farms, Inc. Lee’s Plant Farms, Inc. was approved for $10,000 in Larue County funds to construct a retail section, within Lee’s Garden Center, to sell Kentucky-produced products.

$50,000 Mason Co. Extension District Public Properties The Mason County Extension District Public Properties was approved for $49,000 in state funds and $1,000 in Mason County funds to construct a farmers’ market facility as part of the 2008 Farmers’ Market Awards Program. $100,000 Pulaski Co. Cattlemen’s Association, Inc. The Pulaski County Cattlemen’s Association Inc. was approved for $100,000 in Pulaski County funds to administer a Menu Approach Program with two model programs including: Cattle Genetics Improvement and Cattle Handling Facilities. $206,000 Pulaski Co. Conservation District The Pulaski County Conservation District was approved for $206,000 in Pulaski County funds to administer a Menu Approach Program with two model programs including: Forage Improvement & Utilization and Hay, Straw, & Commodity Storage. $85,000 Pulaski Co. Horticulture Association, Inc. The Pulaski County Horticulture Association, Inc. was approved for $85,000 in Pulaski County funds to administer a Menu Approach Program with two model programs including: Agricultural Diversification and Goat & Sheep Diversification. County model programs are designed to provide farmers with cost-share funding to allow them to improve and diversify their current production practic-


Children who participate in the local 4-H get their time to shine during the county fair and other events. something to do that I enjoy doing.” Allie Mills, also a student attending Stuart Pepper Middle School, has been involved with 4-H for three years as a member of the swine club. Through the 4-H, Mills learns about different varieties of pigs, how to raise them and even how pheromones are used between the animals during reproduction. Mills is following in the footsteps of her father, Jamie

es. For more information regarding the sign-up period and guidelines of programs funded in a specific county please contact the County Cooperative Extension Office. The Cattle Genetics Improvement Program increases the genetic quality of beef and dairy cattle in Kentucky through the selection of superior sires, either through purchase/lease of sires or artificial insemination (AI). County Cattle Genetics Improvement Program approved by the Board totaled $120,000 and included: $65,000 Breckinridge Co. $55,000 Harrison Co. The Cattle Handling Facilities Program assists with the implementation of best management and health practices that augment efficient production and marketing opportunities for beef and dairy producers in the Commonwealth. County Cattle Handling Programs approved by the Board totaled $90,000 and included: $90,000 Breckinridge Co. The Dairy Diversification Program assists existing and new dairy producers throughout the Commonwealth in renovating and modernizing dairy facilities. County Dairy Diversification Programs approved by the Board totaled $40,000 and included: $25,000 Pulaski Co. $15,000 Simpson Co. The Forage Improvement & Utilization Program improves pastures to allow for improved grazing by animals, reducing producer costs for feed, and improving feed quality. County Forage Improvement Programs approved by the Board totaled


Stull, who is a local swine farmer, and her mother, Tina Stull, who heads the 4-H swine club. The proceeds Mills receives from selling her stock goes to her parents for the cost of feed and other supplies needed in raising pigs throughout the year. “4-H is a really educational program.” Mills said. “There’s a lot to do, it’s fun if you like the outdoors, and it looks great on a resume, too.”

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$60,000 and included: $60,000 Breckinridge Co. The Hay, Straw, & Commodity Storage Program allows producers to increase the quality and marketability of products to improve the overall farm income. County Hay, Straw and Commodity Storage Programs approved by the Board totaled $25,000 and included: $25,000 Clinton Co. The Technology program allows producers improve net farm income through cost share on technology that will improve farm operation efficiency and assist producers already exploring the use of technology in their operations. County Technology Programs approved by the Board totaled $36,900 and included: $36,900 Henderson Co. Governor Beshear and the Kentucky Legislature continue to make great strides toward lessening Kentucky’s dependence on tobacco production while revitalizing the farm economy by investing 50 percent of Kentucky’s Master Settlement Agreement into the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. To date, Kentucky has invested more than $256 million to an array of county, regional and state projects designed to increase net farm income and create sustainable new farm-based business enterprises. The diversification programs represent more than 3,134 projects that have been funded through the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, since the inception of the program in January 2001.

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Britney Ann Boston, 19, to Elton Britt Briles, 23, both of Guston, Ky. Stephanie Renee Woodall, 20, to Bryce Douglas Larson, 20, both of Idaho Falls, Id. Jessica Lynn Brown, 25, to Ramey Jo Price, 33, both of Battletown, Ky.

Property Transfers

Manson N. Whelan to Donald E. and Nicole A. Laughead, Tract 32 Rosewood Estates, Section 111, deed tax $25.50. Kenneth Heavrin To Vickie Kingsbury, Lot 4 Triple T. Farms, deed tax $8.50. PGL Builders, LLC to Lillian Tackett, Patio Homes, Unit 2, Lakeview Condominiums, deed tax $150.00. Cheryl Dutchover and Raul J. Dutchover, Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis and Conseco Finance Corp., F/K/A Greentree Financial Corporation and Indy Mac Bank, FSB to Indy Mac Bank, FSB, 245 Poplar Court, Brandenburg, Ky. Indy Mac Bank, FSB to Arnold D. Hines, Lot 23 Popular Hill Estates, Section II, deed tax $51.50. Dominac A. Whelan a/k/a Dominac Anson Whelan and Sandra L. Whelan a/k/a Sandra Lynn Whelan to DS Whelan Properties, 1, LLC, Lot 1 and 2 Timber Trace, and Lot 7 Liver Estates. Charles Croft and Beverly Croft to James L. Perry and Polly Perry, 490 Wise Road, Brandenburg, Ky., deed tax $113.00

District Court

02/13/08 Ronald Ray Meeks, Jr., 30, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; resisting arrest; criminal mischief-3rd degree; wanton endangerment-2nd degree-police officer; failure to wear seatbelt; failure to or improper signal; rear license not illuminates; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; reckless driving; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle; speeding 15 mph over limit; disregarding stop sign-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 02/20/08. Kimberly Ann Noble, 39, failure to dim headlights; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs; license to be in possession-continued 02/20/08 Vicki R. Lyle, 53, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugspled not guilty pretrial conference 02/20/08. Calvin D. Perales, 46, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs-pled guilty fine $200 plus cost, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days, credited with 1 day, 90 days license suspension. Crystal Ann Cundiff, 25, operating on suspended/ revoked operators license; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/27/08. Joshua Walter Wemes, 24, criminal mischief 1st degree; criminal mischief 3rd degree; leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 02/20/08. Virgil E. Satterfield, 27, flagrant non support-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 02/27/08. Willie Lee Dale, Jr., 26, careless driving; carrying a concealed deadly weapon; enhancement traffic in marijuana, less than 8 oz.1st offense; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offensenot guilty preliminary hearing 02/20/08. Anita Howard, 38, non support-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years, no public offenses, pay child support as ordered. Jeffery W. Couch, 19, unlawful transaction with a minor-3rd degree-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, possess no alcohol, drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Stacie Jo Smiley, 36, 2 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under

$300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/27/08. Stephanie Hope Lee, 33, 2 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour consecutively, no public offenses, and write no checks. Adam James Pile, 23, improper turning-pled guilty fine $25 plus costs; possession of marijuana-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia; use possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offensepled guilty 6 months consecutively probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively and waive rights to searches and seizures. Mark Anthony Collins, 33, menacing; terroristic threatening 3rd degree-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/05/08. Maggie M. Ammons, 53, 2 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-continued 02/20/08. William Dupin, 44, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/20/08. Vanessa Rene Fletcher, 26, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/20/08. Gena R. Collins, 47, assault 4th degree domestic violence no visible injurypled not guilty pretrial conference 02/20/08. James Daniel Silvers, 25, possession of marijuanapled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, possess no alcohol illdrugs/drug paraphernalia; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, waive rights to searches and seizures. Harold Lee Cheek, Jr., 26, carrying a concealed deadly weapon; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/27/08. Joann Louise Dearborn, 37, 2 counts of theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Joi Marie Thompson, 34, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, and write no checks. Courtney A. Scott, 18, truancy-student 18 but not yet 21-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/19/08. Justin K. Swink, 18, truancy-student 18 but not yet 21-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/19/08. Jennifer Rae Haynes, 24, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/20/08. Kina Rhea Lucas, 42, 3 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Justin A. Broussard, 20, possession of marijuanapled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, possess no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures; failure to notify address change to department of transportation-dismissed. Barry Elt Richie, 49, disregarding stop sign; failure to wear seatbelts; pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/27/08. Sara E. Greer, 25, license to be in possession-dismissed on proof; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance-dismissed of proof; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptcontinued 02/20/08; failure to notify address change to department of transportation-dismissed on proof. Phillip W. Logsdon, 19, speeding 26 mph over/ greater-amended to 25 mph $60 plus costs. John Thomas Montgomery, III, 36, no/expired registration plates-dismissed on proof; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, not to operate a motor vehicle without valid license and insurance. Michael L. Knights, Jr., 29, operating on suspended/ revoked operators license-


failure to appear. Christopher Allen Perks, 40, no/expired registration plates; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance; failure to comply instructional permit-continued 02/20/08. Travis S. Liner, 24, operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/27/08. Jeffery M. Maddle, 37, operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensepled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days, credited with 4 days, no public offenses, no driving without valid drivers license and insurance; no/ expired registration platesdismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security-license-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no driving without valid drivers license and insurance; improper display of registration plates-dismissed; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt-dismissed. Sara M. Hebert, 23, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 02/20/08. David Brown, 33, terroristic threatening 3rd degreedismissed with leave to restore on commonwealth motion. Effaika D. Young-Hoo, 24, theft of services under $300-failure to appear. Corey Lee Miller, 22, criminal mischief 2nd degree-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years no public offenses, no contact and stay 500 feet away from Daniel Coates and Ashton Gilbert, pay $450 restitution enroll and complete anger management counseling, possess no alcohol ill-drugs/ drug paraphernalia. William Nathaniel Bloyd, 22, unlawful transaction with a minor 3rd degree; wanton endangerment 2nd degree-dismissed. Golan C. Brown, 19, alcohol intoxication in a public place; possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicledismissed. Stephen E. Murray, 52, local county ordinance-dismissed. Robbie Ray Murray, 51, local county ordinance-dismissed. Mark Anthony, stalking 2nd degree-continued 03/05/08. Emily Padgett, 21, harboring a vicious animal; 2 counts of dogs to be licensed; 2 counts of dogs to be vaccinated against rabiescontinued 03/05/08. Christopher James Chapman, 37, theft by deceptionincluding cold check under $300-continued 04/02/08. Richard P. Martin, 40, operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensecontinued 04/02/08. Angela P. Benham, 48, speeding 16 mph over limitdismissed; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptdismissed on proof. Prince C. Bolin, 20, reckless driving-dismissed. Jeffery Allen Carter, 29, speeding 16 mph over limitdismissed. James G. Mahanes, 68, reckless driving-defer probation 12 months, no further violations; license to be in possession-pled guilty fine $50 plus cost. Andrew L. Fernandez, 19, speeding 26 mph over; careless driving-continued 02/27/08. Tracy M. Gros, 19, speeding 26 mph over; careless driving-continued 02/27/08. Linda Marlene Nevitt, 41, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, pay restitution of $513.50 to Bill Clemons; license to be in possession-amended to driving without license in possession-fine $50. David Yates, 39, speeding 16 mph over limit-continued 03/05/08; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptdismissed on proof; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-continued 03/05/08; failure of nonowner operator to maintain required insurancedismissed on proof; failure

Friday, February 22, 2008

to wear seatbelts-continued 03/05/08. Seth B. Finn, 30, careless driving-dismissed; operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugsamended to reckless driving, pled guilty fine $100 plus costs. Lisa Kathleen McCubbin, 49, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/ drugs-pled guilty fine $200 plus cost,30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days, 90 days license suspension. Shirley M. Pipes, 57, 7 counts of cruelty to animals 2nd degree-pretrial conference 03/26/08, jury trial 04/04/08. Juan Javier Angulo, 24, possession of marijuanacontinued to 02/27/08. Michael Pfeiffer, 24, 5 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-continued 02/20/08. Derrick R. Barker, 20, assault 4th degree domestic violence no visible injuryamended to harassment with physical contact-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 24 days, no public offenses; terroristic threatening 3rd degree-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 24 days consecutively, no contact and stay 500 feet away from Donita Smallwood and residence, possess no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia. Kathleen Russell, 33, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-continued 02/20/08. Lagena Beth Bottoms, 36, theft by unlawful takinggasoline 1st offense; theft by unlawful taking-gasoline 2nd offense-continued 02/027/08. Brandon T. Vowels, 22, speeding 15 mph over limitdismissed; operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs-pled guilty fine $200 plus cost 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days, 90 days license suspension, credited with 7 hours; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-dismissed. Scott Robert Kessler, 25, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/ drugs-continued 03/12/08. James Mark Lemen, 45, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Randall Jeffery Pike, 38, improper lane usage/vehicles keep right except to pass-pled guilty fine $25; reckless driving-dismissed; operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/ drugs-pled guilty fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days, credited with 10 hours, 90 days license suspension. Thomas Joseph Johnston, 58, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/ drugs-continued 04/01/09. Sean Christopher Jackson, 25, probation revocation hearing-continued 03/05/08. Sean Christopher Jackson, 25, no/expired registration plates; operating on suspended/revoked opera-

tors license-pretrial conference 03/05/08, jury trial 03/07/08. Susan Conrad Ammons, 40, probation revocation hearing-failure to appear. Susan Celeste Conrad, 40, 4 counts of theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Susan Celeste Conrad, 40, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Lisa Marie Robinson, 31, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-continued 04/09/08. Lisa Marie Robinson, 31, public intoxication controlled substance excluded alcohol-continued 04/09/08. Kevin Eugene Staples, 45, probation revocation hearing-continued 02/27/08. Kevin Eugene Staples, 45, theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-continued 02/27/08. Margaret S. Fowler, 44, theft by unlawful takingshoplifting under $300-continued 02/27/08. Cynthia Lynn Pike, 41, speeding 26 mph over; failure of owner to maintain required insurance-continued 03/05/08. Mikalynn Marie Elder, 28, disorderly conduct 2nd degree-pretrial conference 02/27/08. Mikalynn Marie Elder, 28, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pretrial conference 02/27/08. William T. Wemes, 34, probation violation-issue bench warrant. Johnny R. Hayes, 36, probation violation-continued 03/19/08. Eric Matthew Whelan, 24, probation violation-continued 03/12/08. Clayton Evan Ditto, 44, probation revocation hearing-30 day jail revoked, serve 15 consecutive weekends. Joshua Paul Lynch, 27, probation violation-continued 03/05/08. Benjamin M. Johnson, 23, fugitive from another statecontinued 02/27/08. Thomas E. Roeder, 45, improper turning; poss controlled substance 1st degreecontinued 02/27/08. Kimberly Jo West, 37, flagrant non support, failure to appear. Charles W. Hubbard, 46, fugitive from another statecontinued 02/20/08. Charles W. Hubbard, 46, trafficking controlled substance 1st degree; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense; possession of marijuana-continued 02/20/08. Steven Michael Hill, 29, flagrant non support-waive to grand jury. Steven Michael Hill, 29, non support-dismissed. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, 2 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-waive to grand jury. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, criminal mischief 3rd degree; 35 counts of theft by deception-including cold checks under $300-pretrial conference 04/02/08. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, 2 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under

$300-continued 04/02/08. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, 3 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-continued 04/02/08. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, forgery 2nd degree-waive to grand jury. Lori A. Clarkson, 26, 13 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-pretrial conference 04/02/08. Joseph R. Shutt, Jr., 45, 3 counts of fugitive from another state-jury trial 08/08/08. Joseph R. Shutt, Jr., 45, 9 counts of theft by deceptionincluding cold checks under $300-jury trial 08/08/08. Richard Glenn Hobbs, 31, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/ drugs-pretrial conference 03/12/08.

Meade County Sheriff Department

02/13/08 9:00 a.m. Cassie Ketzel of Irvington, was traveling on highway 79, one mile south of Midway, in a 2007 Kia Spectra when she ran off the road into a snow embankment. The vehicle was towed from the scene with very minor damage. Report 08-0040 was filed by Officer Cummings. 02/17/08 12:45 p.m. James Carrier of Webster, was traveling west on Kentucky 710, two miles east of Brandenburg, driving a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at an unsafe speed. Mr. Carrier ran off the road to the left and downed about 100 feet of plank fence, it then overturned as it went across the road and came to rest against another fence. The vehicle was towed from the scene with moderate damage. Report 08-0041 was filed by Officer McCubbin.

Brandenburg Police Department

02/14/08 8:27 a.m. Debra Allen of Guston, was making a left handed turn onto Broadway in a 1993 Ford. Ms. Allen stated that when she hit her brakes the vehicle went into a spin and went into the ditch at Brandenburg Primary. The vehicle was towed with minor to moderate damage. Report BPD08012 was filed by Officer Young. 02/14/08 1:52 p.m. Charles Larison of Brandenburg, was in Sav-A-Lot parking lot in a 1997 Mercury. Keith Jefferies of Corydon, In., was driving a 2000 Ford pick-up. Mr. Jefferies was trying to park in the front parking area but collided with Mr. Larison. Mr. Jefferies vehicle received minor damage and Mr. Larison vehicle received moderate damage. Report BPD08013 was filed by Officer Young. 02/17/08 4:45 p.m. Delia Childress of Battletown, was in backing out of the parking space at Kroger in a 2005 Ford when backed into Anita Clutts of Brandenburg. Ms. Clutts 2006 GM received minor to moderate damage. Ms. Childress vehicle received very minor damage. Report BPD08015 was filed by Officer Young.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Faith & Values

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Quiet, considerate boy is fine as he is QUESTION: We have a and goof off like he was do9-year-old boy who is quiet, ing. Ricky replied solemnly, careful, thoughtful and very, “I’m not that kind of pervery shy. Does that son.” It was true. mean he is not “all Focus on The two boys were at boy”? Should we be ends of the the family opposite trying to change him, continuum in their to make him more personalities. I still assertive and aggreshave that picture of sive? the two kids -- one DR. DOBSON: going crazy and The wonderful thing the other appearing about the way human bored half to death. beings are designed is Each of them was their marvelous vari“all boy.” James ability and complexYour son is cerDobson tainly not alone in ity. We are all different and unique. My his characteristic previous discussions shyness. According of aggressive, risk-taking to the New York Longitudiboys represent an effort to nal Study, approximately 15 characterize young males, percent of babies are someshowing what is typical and what quiet and passive in how they are different from the nursery. That feature of their sisters. However, they their temperaments tends also differ from one another to be persistent throughout on a thousand traits. childhood and beyond. They I remember taking my 10- may be very spontaneous or year-old son and his friend funny when they are comon a skiing trip one day. fortable at home. When they As we rode the gondola to are with strangers, however, the top of the mountain, I their tongues are thrust into prepared to take a picture their cheeks and they don’t of the two boys with the know what to say. Some kids beautiful landscape visible are like this because they behind them. Ryan, my son, have been hurt or rejected in was smiling and clowning the past. The more likely exfor the camera, while Ricky planation is that they were was just sitting quietly. Ryan born that way. Some parents then asked Ricky to wave are embarrassed by the in-

troversion of their children and try to change them. It is a fool’s errand. No amount of goading or pushing by their parents will make them outgoing, flamboyant and confident. My advice to you is to go with the flow. Accept your child just the way he is made. Then look for those special qualities that give your boy individuality and potential. Nurture him. Cultivate him. And then give him time to develop into his own unique personality like no other human being on Earth. QUESTION: My wife and I have a strong-willed child who is incredibly difficult to handle. I honestly believe we are doing our job about as well as any parents would do under the circumstances, yet she still breaks the rules and challenges our authority. I guess I need some encouragement. First, tell me if an especially strong-willed kid can be made to smile and give and work and cooperate. If so, how is that accomplished? And second, what is my daughter’s future? I see trouble ahead, but don’t know if that gloomy forecast is justified. DR. DOBSON: There is

no question about it; an especially willful child such as yours can be difficult to manage even when her parents handle her with great skill and dedication. It may take several years to bring her to a point of relative obedience and cooperation within the family unit, but it will happen. While this training program is in progress, it is important not to panic. Don’t try to complete the transformation overnight. Treat your child with sincere love and dignity, but require her to follow your leadership. Choose carefully the matters which are worthy of confrontation; then accept her challenge on those issues and win decisively. Reward every positive, cooperative gesture she makes by offering your attention, affection, and verbal praise. Then take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

The power of faith can work miracles “All who touched the tassel of his robe were restored to health.” — Mark 6:56 When you get old like me, you realize that you have a few books on your shelf that were the source of breakthroughs in understanding. Those books are usually not among those that are recognized as “great” by anybody else but yourself. They may have brought you only one memorable insight, but that insight was eye-opening. Such is the case with two books by Louis Evely. With one, I had a great break through in my understanding of the purpose of prayer and the other in my understanding faith healing. Louis Evely makes the case that the phenomenon known as a “miracle” is simply the manifestation of the natural world not yet

understood. A “miracle” he miraculous cure is the exsays, does not happen from traordinary acceleration of the outside in, but from the the natural healing process. inside out. Christ That which cannot be did not tell those he Encouraging healed by a natural cured, “My power process is not susWords has cured you.” Inceptible to a miracustead, he said, “Your lous cure; an ampufaith has cured you.” tated leg or arm, for In fact Mark (6:5) example, has never reports that “Jesus been re-grown micould work no mirraculously – not even acle there because a finger. of people’s lack of So it seems that such acceleration of faith.” It was not Ronald the natural processes touching the holy Knott of healing can be trigtassel that cured the gered by faith. people in the gospel, It’s not the sacred it was the faith of those who touched his tassel stone, the holy relic, the water from a mysterious water that triggered their cures! What about the miracles source or even the tassel of that have been recorded at a Jesus’ cloak that causes the places like Lourdes? Well, healing, but the intensity of there have been miracles faith of those who believe at every shrine of every re- that triggers their extraorligion, and most of these dinarily rapid healing prohave been miracles of heal- cesses. As Jesus said to another ing. Louis Evely notes that the sole characteristic of a tassel-touching believer, a

woman with a hemorrhage, “It is your faith that saved you!” I believe in the power of faith to work miracles. In almost every assignment I have ever had, I have had to override the negative advice I was given by my predecessors. I was advised not to get my hopes up because “nothing could be done because this or that situation was hopeless.” By choosing to believe in amazing possibilities, I have been amazed at the results in all those assignments. Even doctors will tell you that people have mysteriously gotten well when they are able to believe that getting well is possible, while they have mysteriously lost patients who gave up on their treatment programs. Even Henry Ford said, “Those who believe they can, and those who think they can’t, are both right.”

Persevere in prayer in order to get answers 1 Kings 18: 41 – 45 says, “Then Elijah said to Ahab,“ Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees. And said to his servant, ‘Go up now, look toward the sea.’ So he went up and looked, and said, ‘There is nothing.’ And seven times he said, ’Go again.’ Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, ‘There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!’ So he said, ‘God up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.” (NKJV). It had been the most amazing day of Elijah’s life.

Fire had fallen from heaven, and 450 prophets of Baal had been killed by God. Shortly afterward, he heard a sound deep within his spirit, almost like rain falling on the ground. In a flash, he knew it was time for the drought to end. Elijah climbed to the top of Mt. Carmel. Although he was exhausted, he knew he could not avoid the task that God had given him. As he bent down with his face to the ground, he began to pray for rain. He sent his servant to look for rain clouds while he continued to pray. Finally, the seventh time, his servant spotted a small rain cloud. This sign was enough to stoke the fires of Elijah’s burning faith. “Tell Ahab to get into his chariot and return to his palace before the rain stops him,” he cried out. As he spoke, the sky grew black, the winds began to howl, and a heavy rain be-

gan to fall. After three-and- not quit until he received a-half years, the horrible his answer! This is also an drought had ended because important principle for your of Elijah’s prayers. life today. What can we learn If you do not Divine from this amazing persevere in prayer, Guidance you will never restory? First, when Elijah ceive many of the heard the sound of answers you desrain in his spirit, he perately need. I canimmediately began not count the times I to pray. How many have watched Christimes have you and tians quit praying I sensed that God at the moment God wants to do somewas ready to answer Dan thing for us, yet it Newton them. never seems to hapThird, when rain pen? Whether we was heard, Elijah are audibly hearing went to pray, and the message or sensing it in Ahab went to party. Things our spirit, it makes no differ- are no different today. ence. While there are a few Unless we are willing Christians, like Ahab, live to pay the price in prayer, a self-absorbed life because whatever we sense will nev- they believe their prayers er take place. Sadly, most don’t really matter. May of us, simply go about our God give you the spirit of business and leave the real Elijah as you think about work of prayer to the few these words today. who are willing to do it. Article submitted by Rev. Second, Elijah was persis- Dan Newton Pastor of Grace tent. Simply stated, he did Baptist Church.

Living as humming birds or vultures? My sister Betty has a Further in the back of beautiful house with a my sister ’s yard are some rather large back porch woods. There are a group with a very nice of vultures that tin roof over it. She roost in the dead Pastor’s trees at night. has several chairs, a swing, and a love- Spotlight Both the humly flower garden mingbird and the with beautiful and vulture fly over my brightly colored sister ’s house on flowers. their way to where Many birds visit ever they are going. the flowers but But the humming what fascinate me birds and the vulare the humming tures see some very Randy birds. They zip past different things. Johnson on their way to Vultures see dead some fragrant flowrotting meat, beers, stopping in mid flight cause that is what they to stick their beaks into the look for. sweet nectar. They thrive on that diet.

But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of plants. The vultures live on what was. They live on the past. They fill themselves with what is dead and gone. But hummingbirds live on what is. They seek new life. They fill themselves with freshness and life. Each bird finds what it is looking for. What do we look for in life? Do we constantly feed on the past and what was or do we look for a new-

ness of life in each day? Life tends to be exactly how we see it. If all we are seeing is the dead or dying past, maybe that is all we are looking for? Why not look for something new, something fresh? Why not face each day as if it is a special gift from God? Oh, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses along the way. Randy Johnson is the reverend of the Brandenburg Church of God and also hosts a radio show on WMMG from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday.

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From melee to music, No X-cuses is a true band of brothers By Jorena D. Faulkner It’s hard to imagine that just an hour before band practice, Dan Padgett had been covered in camouflage paint teaching soldiers how to kick in doors on Fort Knox. As a Tactical Advisor/Instructor at the US Army NCO Academy, it’s a sure bet that he’s utilized this maneuver more than once during his 40-year musical career. It’s a tough industry, but Padgett — along with a few great friends who double as his band mates — has managed to break industry standards by remaining a solid, talented, dedicated and determined musician. Padgett is co-founder and bass player for the local variety band No X-cuses. He and close friend/guitarist Dell Harris met in the early

Sailing From page A1 hall will be made aware that sirens and lights are a necessary aspect of the fire hall, but the board of trustees will aim to be considerate. “We want to be good neighbors,” Bosemer said. “We’re not going to promise anything excessive … but we’ll give them the opportunity to ask questions.” Bosemer said the good communication between the fire district and Koetter is helping the project move fluidly. Trustee John Abadie and Naser also voiced positive responses about the project contractor. “(Koetter) knows what they’re doing,” Naser said. “They have all their ducks in a row.” The fire district’s recently acquired boat is being repaired by assistant fire chief Mike Curl. The district received the donated boat in November and will use it to enhance its water rescue capabilities. The 18-foot-long 1997 Chaparral boat was donated by Michael Trick of Taylorsville, Ky., and though it is need of engine repair it should allow firefighters to be more efficient during emergencies that occur in and along waterways. A request by Naser to use $1,000 toward boat repairs was passed unanimously by trustees at the meeting. Boat training is ongoing, with firefighters who will operate the boat already attending two different classes. A swim test will be held for firefighters at Fort Knox and further training is planned. The water rescue boat is expected to be operable and ready for emergency

Ball park From page A1 “We need to get the park back up for ball season for sure,” said magistrate Mark Hubbard. Also discussed during the special meeting was allotting $2,000 toward expenses for an upcoming “road trip” that will help promote Meade County. With Fort Knox’s Base Realignment and Closure already underway, local representatives will partake on three trips to five out-of-state locations where they will promote Meade County as a stable and profitable area for families and businesses to grow. The county’s population is expected to spike over the next several years as Fort Knox transforms into a human resources headquarters for the Army, bringing thousands of new jobs — and people — to the area. After adjournment of the special meeting, a work session was called to order with the purpose of allowing Fiscal Court to discuss the county’s current road policies. Presently, in order for a road to become part of the county road system, a majority of property owners on the road must vote to have it accepted by the county. County attorney Margaret

80s and shared a vision of starting a band that would use musicianship, versatility and professionalism to satisfy their customers. Although both musicians played with many bands across the country and overseas for several decades, they never lost sight of their original goal. Through sheer tenacity, No X-cuses was formed in 2001. The name of the band was derived from a comment Harris made to his wife, Sonja, when he stated, “Dan and Norm (the original drummer for the band) are a fine rhythm section. If I can’t make my electric guitar sound good, I have no excuses.” Since that time, the band has been rockin’ the Kentuckiana scene with their unique blend of music in well-known clubs such as the French Lick Casino and Resort, Jim Porters and

use by April or May. Also discussed during the meeting was a deadline to have the fire district’s budget for the next two years prepared by May. Naser’s contract, which needs renewed, will be part of the budget. Abadie accepted a recommendation by Bosemer to be re-appointed to his position on the board of trustees, since he is nearing the end of his term. The board voted unanimously to accept Abadie’s reappointment. Naser reported 30 runs made last month including 16 EMS assists, two storm details and two Haz Mat calls. An average of 14 firefighters reported to the emergencies, and the board of trustees commended the volunteer firefighters for their fast and dedicated service. A motion was unanimously made to purchase two new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for approximately $1,700 each. The district’s current AEDs are not compatible with new operation standards and new devices need purchased to meet updated regulations. Chris Crawford was recommended to fill the vacant captain position in the fire district, and six members successfully completed International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) training: captains Leroy Lewis and Danny Day, engineer Jason Jones, and firefighters Dee Decker, George Eid and Bruce Wardrip. Austin Faith, Kendall Denton, Stephen Compton and Keith Curl were recommended to begin orientation as junior firefighters and Andrew Pool was recommended to begin a 180-day orientation as a regular firefighter. Matney — who was in attendance at the work session — said collecting road fees from residents who oppose having a road they live on become county-maintained can be a major problem. “Some (people) say ‘this is my house, I’m not going to pay a thing and I’m going to die here,’” Matney said. “It’s a collection nightmare. You can put a lien on ... but only eventually will you start seeing money from it.” She also said that people sell their homes and move without paying road fees, though the county isn’t aware a property transfer occurred. Magistrate Tom Goddard recommended residents wishing to have a road become county-maintained raise the money and do the work themselves. After the road meets county specifications, it can be accepted into the county’s road system. “We need to put the responsibility on the people that live there,“ Goddard said. “They know who’s moving and what their neighbors are doing ... they know why the road isn’t chipped and sealed or who’s paying and who’s not.” Magistrates agreed that 100 percent participation by residents is an important part of the process. Fiscal Court will meet again at a later date to further discuss the county’s road policy.


Members of the local band No X-cuses have been playing together for years, and are often heard at local venues. Phoenix Hill Tavern, as well as in the smaller hometown venues like Uncle Dave’s in Flaherty and The Riverbottom Inn in Mauckport, Ind. Showcasing four-part harmonies and performing cover songs from Hank Williams and George Jones, to Prince and Pink Floyd, No X-cuses

plays everything but the kitchen sink. At clubs, corporate affairs, community events, private parties and weddings alike, No X-cuses provides top-notch entertainment. As a result, the band has developed a strong and loyal fan base over the years. “We want people to dance,”

try where egos destroy bands, I feel so fortunate to have these guys at my side. We don’t have that problem.” That tight-knit attitude shines through during the band’s performances. Operating like a fine-tuned machine, each member is a necessary piece to this perfected, melodic puzzle. As for the band’s future, No X-cuses aspires to record its original work and release a full-length demo in the coming year. The single “Lonely One” is currently available for download on their Web site, No X-cuses will perform Feb. 23 at Uncle Dave’s in Flaherty. For bookings or more information visit the band’s Web site, contact Dan Padgett at 270-945-3193 l or e-mail

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STANDINGS Basketball District Overall Boys: W L W L Meade Co. 5 1 18 6 4 2 10 13 Breck Co. Hancock Co. 3 3 8 16 Fred. Fraize 0 6 0 22 Girls: Meade Co. Breck Co. Hancock Co. Fred. Fraize

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ON DECK February 22 Greenwave basketball @C.Hardin 6 p.m. Lady Waves @C. Hardin 7:30 p.m. February 25 Lady Waves Fred. Fraize 6:30 p.m. February 26 Greenwave basketball Fred. Fraize 6:30 p.m. March 24 Greenwave/ Lady Wave Tennis @Larue 5 p.m. Greenwave Baseball @Grayson County 6 p.m.

ARCHERY RESULTS 2008 Region 3 Kentucky NASP Championship Top Female Overall: Courtney Campbell (MCHS) Top Male Overall: Ricky Wardrip (MCHS) Team Standings Elementary Team Standings 1 Payneville Elem. 2 Flaherty Elem. 3 DTW Elem. 4 Eastside M. S. 5 Ekron Elem. 6 Custer Elem. 7 Hardinsburg Elem. 8 Irvington Elem. 9 St. Mary Acad. 10 Ben Johnson Elem.

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Middle School Team Standings Stuart Pepper M.S. Breck. Co. M.S. Eastside M.S. Summit Acad.

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High School Team Standings Meade County H.S. JRA Academy Eminence H.S. Acad. for Indiv.Excel.

Wrestlers brings home state sportsmanship honors By Laura Saylor The Meade County wrestling team is retiring its singlets for the season after a successful trip to the state wrestling tournament last weekend. Eleven boys qualified for the 2008 Kentucky FILE PHOTO State High School Ath171-pound wrestler Justin Geary went 3-2 at the state tournament. letic Association Wres-

LaWho?: Boys walk all over LaRue County

Middle School Female 1 Shelby Miller, SPMS 2 Tammy Curry, Breck. 3 Lace Reichmut, SPMS 4 Georgia Karr, SPMS 5 Bailey Thomas, SPMS Middle School Male 1 Cody Durbin, SPMS 2 Alex Poe, SPMS 3 Tony Frank, Breck. 4 Craig Payne, SPMS 5 Aaron Whitfill, Breck. High School Female 1 Courtney Campbell, MCHS 2 Meagan Parcell, MCHS 3 Brandi Waters, MCHS 4 Jena McKinney, JRA 5 Aurora Laslie, JRA 1 2 3 4 5

High School Male Ricky Wardrip, MCHS Jordan Rei, MCHS Nathan Parcell, JRA Rhett Burks, JRA Zac Crutcher, MCHS

The local NASP thanked State Representative Jeff Greer, NASP Foundation Board Member Fred Pape and the representatives from KDFWR for their participation in the award ceremony at the Region 3 tournament.

tling Tournament held Thursday through Saturday at the Frankfort Convention Complex, and three Meade County wrestlers scored winning records over the three-day event. 119-pound senior Antonio Stewart, 171pound senior Justin Geary and 189-pound senior Cody Bruce all went 3-2 during the

tournament. “I was ecstatic,” coach Bob Davis said about his team’s performance at the state competition. “For the seniors it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and for the younger guys it was an incredible learning experience.” With seven seniors


Owensboro Catholic beats Meade County, 47-30

By Sean P. Lowe It was apparent the seniors had something to prove against the LaRue County Hawks during the Greenwave’s senior night game held Tuesday at the Meade County High School gym. The Waves came out rolling and by the end of the first quarter, the Hawks’ wings had been clipped. With 17 unanswered points in the first quarter, Greenwave fans — as well as the players — were beginning to show some smiles. Senior guard Casey Hubbard Jerry dropped a three-point shot Garris with 15 seconds left in the first quarter, giving the Greenwave some extra confidence after the first period of play. “We were making shots fall and with Casey Hubbard’s back-to-back threes, I could tell we were in the zone,” Coach Jerry Garris said. Each Greenwave senior had some time to shine during Tuesday’s game against the Hawks. With five minutes and 37 seconds left to play in the first half, a foul against LaRue set senior forward Chris Roe up for two points at the foul line, giving the ‘Wave a 20-point lead, 33-13. Senior Nick Stinnett and junior Doug Wells began lighting up the board, as well. “We had a big lead, and it’s tough to keep those, but we played hard and kept focus with good shooting and even better rebounding,” Garris said. The ‘Wave out-numbered the Hawks on the

See WALK, B3

Individual Standings Elementary Female 1 Courtney Jones, Flaherty 2 Jasmine Hall, Payneville 3 Ashley Brown, Payneville 4 Bea Jay Mewhorter, Flaherty 5 Samantha Thompson Breck. Elementary Male 1 Koby White, Battletown 2 Jesse McPherson, DTW 3 Colin Crump, DTW 4 C.J. Saylor, Payneville 5 Jacob Denny, Custer

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Senior forward Casey Hubbard pushes the ball past a LaRue County defender.


Senior guard Mindy Oliver fights for control of the ball during the Lady Waves’ home game against Owensboro Catholic Tuesday night. Meade County fell short, losing 30-47.

Lady Waves pocketed by Aces By Sean P. Lowe The Lady Waves wanted to head into their last regular season of the game tonight with a win against Owensboro Catholic on Monday, but fate had other plans for the team. The Lady Aces (5-1, 18-8) were first to strike during Monday night’s game at Meade County High School, and they kept the momentum going for the majority of the game. The Lady Waves (6-0, 14-13) managed to only put up 30 points, while Owensboro had 25 of their 47 points come from just two players. “We played hard, especially our seniors, but we just weren’t consistent,” said coach Josh Hurt. Meade pulled the game within 11 points before the half, courtesy of three-pointers by senior guard Melinda Hurt and sophomore guard Caroline Wilson, but Owensboro remained in control by

18 points at the close of the Hurt said. “We need to pracsecond quarter. tice hard and use this loss “The Aces put a lot of against a top notch team like pressure on us and we just Owensboro Catholic, to win weren’t able to break against the upcomthrough,” Hurt said. ing game against Neither team could Central Hardin.” find their rhythm in The Lady Waves the third and fourth remained undefeatquarter, leading to an ed in the district, uneventful start to the and have maintained second half. The Lady a solid 9-5 record in Aces put in only two Region 3. baskets in the third Though the team quarter while the has its last game of Josh Lady Waves scored the regular season Hurt only nine points. tonight at Central “For awhile there Hardin, the Lady in the third and fourth we Waves are looking forward had a stalemate game,” Hurt to the district tournament said. “No one could seem to that will be hosted at Meade score or handle to ball.” County next weekend. With 7:30 left to play, Hurt The Greenwave basketball sank her second three-point- team also travels to Central er of the night that gave the Hardin tonight for its last team a shot of excitement but game of the regular season. too little too late. Owensboro The boys tip-off at 6 p.m. made a last few runs to earn and the girls take the court the victory, 47-30. at 7:30 p.m. “We didn’t do what we needed to do to get the win, but we still played hard.” See Waves, B3

Hello Newman: Penske losing streak snapped at Daytona By Buddy Shacklette DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — All with one last-lap pass, Ryan Newman brought two very dubious streaks to an end last Sunday in the season-opening Daytona 500. Newman snapped an 81race losing streak without a win by winning the biggest prize in all of NASCAR while his team owner, Roger Penske, saw a 68-race winless streak at restrictor-plate track come to an end. “I can say I’ve been here almost probably 30 years trying to get in Victory Circle,” Penske said. “To achieve this with this competition, with Ryan, the student really of the sport, and Roy and the whole team, has just been unbelievable. “You know, we’ve worked hard; we’ve come close. I think it was a pure team effort. When you saw the end there, you saw the 18 lined up with the 20, and the 2

lined up with the 12. I think that’s what it took. To me, you know, Ryan drove a masterful race, as he’s done many times and come up short. But today was special for us.’’ Newman didn’t necessarily have the best car of the day — that distinction went to the No. 18 Toyota of Kyle Busch — but he made the right move, and got the right push from his teammate at the right time to get the win. Tony Stewart took the white flag with the lead, but with Busch coming on hard on the low side of the track Stewart opted to dive low in front of his teammate, leaving the window of opportunity open for Newman. When Stewart went low, teammate Kurt Busch pushed Newman past Stewart on the backstretch and the head of steam the two teammates had establishment was just too much for the Joe Gibbs Toyotas to

overcome. “(I) don’t have the words,” Newman said. “It’s awesome. It’s probably one of the most awesome things that’s ever happened to me. But obviously Kurt Busch, without a doubt, he could have easily gone three-wide and split us through the center and made one heck of a mess there going into three, but he chose to be a teammate. That’s the most honorable thing that he could do.’’ Maybe Newman got his edge two nights prior while dirt-track racing 25 miles to the west at Volusia Speedway Park. Two days prior to the biggest NASCAR win of his career, Newman piloted his Alltel Wireless UMP DIRTcar Late Model to a 16th place finish in the 37 th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals. Prior to the dirt-track run, Newman signed autographs



Ryan Newman celebrates his big win at the Daytona 500 with his crew, friends and fans.

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bidding farewell, Davis was happy they got the chance to participate in a wrestling program during high school. “If I had had some of theses guys from their freshman year on we might have brought home a medal,� Davis said. “But they were right where they needed to be. They did everything I asked. I’m proud of them. For the seniors it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and for the younger guys it was an incredible learning experience.� Stewart was one of the team’s highlight wrestlers all season long, and his

3-2 record at states is a true indication of how far all of the wrestlers have improved over the short amount of time the wrestling program has been in place at MCHS. “I think we did good altogether at states,� Stewart said. “Some of them were first-time wrestlers so it was good they got the chance to be there to wrestle.� Davis looks for his underclassmen to use the experience they gained at the state tournament this year to help them improve into stronger, smarter, more aggressive competitions next season. “The seniors knew this was their shot,� Davis said. “The younger ones know that being at states is something for them to build on for next year.�

Though no individual wrestlers returned home with a medal, the team did bring back a well-respected piece of hardware, the Team Sportsmanship Award. Meade County was awarded the trophy after coaches at the tournament voted for the team that displayed positive conduct, demeanor and all-around sportsmanship on and off the mats. “I was expecting us to win the region but I wasn’t expecting us to win states,� Davis said. “I knew that states would be a learning experience but I wasn’t looking for us to get first place wins. It was nice to not come back empty-handed though. The sportsmanship trophy is a good piece of hardware to have.�

Friday, February 22, 2008

2008 KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Results Individual Records Wgt. 112 119 125 130 140 145 160 171 189 215 285

Name James Childress Antonio Stewart Arthur Ohmes Branden Wyatt Ethan Medley Charles Crow Tanner Cole Justin Geary Cody Bruce Tyler Crowe Bobby Fuqua

W 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 2 0

L 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Individual Matches 112 Childress, 0-2 Lost — Corey Spencer (Johnson Cen.) Fall 1:22 Lost — Hunter Lilly (Anderson Co.) Dec. 8-5 119 Antonio Stewart, 3-2 Won —Ben Schardien (DuPont Manuel) Dec. 9-5 Lost — Matt Zarth (Henry Clay) T-Fall 16-1 Won — Brandon Wilder (N. Hardin) Dec. 4-1 Won — Duncan Caddell (Whitley Co.) Dec. 3-2 Lost — Bryan Daniels (Wayne Co.) Fall 1:49 125 Arthur Ohmes, 2-2 Lost — Shawn Johnson (Lafayette) T-Fall 18-3 Won — Hurstle Upchurch (McCreary Cen.) Fall 4:03 Won — Anthony Marlo (Ryle) Dec. 6-4 Lost — Ross Engle (Cen. Hardin) Dec. 9-3 130 Branden Wyatt, 0-2 Lost — Steve Vaughn (S. Oldham) Dec. 5-2 Lost — Coty Lewis (Woodford Co.) Fall 0:20


189-pound senior Cody Bruce was one of the team’s three wrestlers to bring home a winning 3-2 record. Of the 11 Meade County wrestlers who competed at the state tournament, seven were seniors.

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and answered fans’ questions. “It was probably one of the more relaxing and fun times I had down here other than winning the Daytona 500,� Newman said, a native of South Bend, Ind. “Dirt track racing is a lot of fun, and I really enjoy racing the Late Model.� Newman’s 500 victory was just what the doctor ordered for Penske and his crew chief, Roy McCauley. McCauley’s wife fought cancer all of last year and McCauley took a leave of absence from his job — as Kurt Busch’s crew chief at the time — to be with his wife. Prior to the start of the

season — with her cancer in remission — McCauley opted to return and Newman won the 500 exactly one year from the day that his wife had been diagnosed. “I don’t think I have the words for what the last year has been,� McCauley said. “You know, I thank Roger Penske for giving me the opportunity to take care of what comes first, which is family. Without Roger, I would not have been able to do that. That just says a lot about the team as a whole again. I give my wife a lot of credit. She’s kind of my rock with wings, if you want to call it that. It means a lot to me to come back and stand in Victory Lane with Ryan, because the last time I was his crew chief we stood in Victory Lane again. It’s just an emotional rollercoaster, and it’s nice to be on the top of it right now.�

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140 Ethan Medley, 1-2 Lost — Hardy Hendren (Ky. Co. Day) Fall 3:41 Won — Louis Beto (Danville) Fall 2:02 Lost — Andrew Mitchell (S. Oldham) Fall 2:29

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Owensboro Catholic 47, Meade 30 Owensboro: R. Greenwell 5-9 1-3 12, Adkins 4-11 0-1 10, Robertson 4-9 1-4 9, R. Greenwell 1-4 5-6 7, Dueker 2-2 2-2 6, Gertiesen 0-2 3-6 3, Goetz, 0-2 0-0 0. Meade: Oliver 4-9 0-2 8, Hurt 3-8 0-2 8, Wilson 2-8 1-4 5, Fackler 1-3 2-3 4, Pike 1-1 0-0 3, Wathen 1-4 0-0 2, B. Powers 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 0-2 0-0 0, Montgomery 0-1 0-0 0, S. Powers 0-2 0-0 0, Ledford 0-2 0-0 0.

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boards as well, with Meade pulling down 39 rebounds to LaRue’s 14. “Everybody played well, we ran the floor, caught the ball, and everyone was where they needed to be,� Garris said. “We will be here a long time if we keep putting the ball in the hole like we did.� The Greenwave defeated the the Hawks 75-43. With each senior putting up numbers on the board, it was an ideal way to highlight the seniors on senior night. “Everything kind of fell into place tonight,� Garris said. “Our transitions and offensive playing was great.� Meade County faces off against Central Hardin tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Central. Meade 75, LaRue 43 Larue: Vass 0-6 0-0 0, Bault 1-1 0-0 3, C. Seymour 2-7 0-2 4, J. Brewer 1-3 1-2 4, S. Seymour 0-2 0-0 0, A.

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Three point goals—Owensboro 1-6 (R. Greenwell 1-5), Meade 3-15 (Oliver 0-2, Hurt 2-6, Wilson 2-8, Wathen 0-3, Ledford 0-1). Rebounds— Owensboro 24-9 (R. Greenwell 2, Adkins 4, Robertson 8, R. Greenwell 2, Dueker 3, Gertiesen 3, Goetz 1), Meade 25-13 (Oliver 6, Hurt 5, Wilson 1, Fackler 5, Wathen 3, S. Powers 1, Long 1). Assists— Owensboro 9 (R. Greenwell 4, Adkins 3, R. Greenwell 1, Gertiesen 4), Meade 5 (Oliver 1, Hurt 1, Wathen 2). Total Fouls—Owensboro 14, Meade 21. Technical Fouls—none.

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Going, going woebegone By Mark Vasto A Sporting View For anyone who has ever considered himself a Yankee fan — and I mean, a real Yankee fan — you know the inextricable link you have with Missouri. For years the Yankees treated the Kansas City A’s as an unofficial farm team, using the city’s small-town status and the team owner’s entangling business interests with Yankee ownership to take advantage of it at the negotiating table. Fans weren’t fooled. They knew money talked, and in some ways the situation mirrors the way the two markets act today. In general, the A’s would struggle to make money and the Yankees would give them cash for their best ballplayers and unload a bunch of aging veterans in return. “Marvelous Marv� Throneberry for Roger Maris? Jerry Lumpe for Ralph Terry? A bunch of nobodies for Bobby Shantz, Art Ditmar and Clete Boyer? It had to be maddening ... just like the time Ben Affleck cried on national television after the Yankees signed Alex Rodriguez a few years back. But just as New York’s teams have, some would say, finally been eclipsed in the sports world by the Boston clubs, another peculiar field of uneven trades and exoduses has begun to emerge in lock step with Boston’s rise to the championship podium. Today’s sports pipeline starts in Minnesota and ends in Beantown. While it’s not as transparent or even as deceitful as the Yankees-A’s trade relationship, it’s interesting to note


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Brewer 0-3 1-2 1, Nail 2-3 2-2 6, Hornback 6-11 2-4 15, Salsman 3-5 0-0 6, Reynolds 2-2 0-0 4. Meade: Pace 0-0 0-2 0, Mann 0-1 1-2 1, Hubbard 3-5 0-1 8, Williams 2-4 0-0 4, Ives 2-5 1-1 5, Ford 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 0-1 2-2 2, Brangers 2-3 0-0 4, Baize 1-1 0-0 2, Stinnett 7-11 8-11 22, Roe 5-6 2-4 12, Wells 0-2 6-6 6, Whelan 4-6 1-1 9. LaRue 7 14 9 13—43 Meade 24 15 21 15—75 Three-point goals—Larue 3-15 (Vass 0-4, Bault 1-1, C. Seymour 0-2, J. Brewer 1-3, S. Seymour 0-2, A. Brewer 0-2, Hornback 1-1), Meade 2-4 (Hubbard 2-3, Ives 0-1). Rebounds—Larue 14 (Bault 1, C. Seymour 1, J. Brewer 2, S. Seymour 1, Nail 3, Hornback 2, Salsman 2, Reynolds 2), Meade 39 (Pace 2, Mann 2, Hubbard 1, Williams 2, Ives 5, Ford 1, Thomas 2, Stinnett 10, Roe 5, Wells 2, Whelan 3, Team 4). Assists— Larue 8 (Vass 1, Bault 1, J. Brewer 2, S. Seymour 1, Cox 1, Nail 1, Hornback 1), Meade 18 (Pace 1, Mann 1, Hubbard 5, Williams 5, Ives 1, Thomas 1, Stinnett 3, Roe 1). Total fouls—Larue 20, Meade 16. Technicals— none.

all of the former Minnesota players who ended up in the East. David Ortiz, released by the Twins as a washed-up, injury-prone player, turns into “Big Papi� in Boston. Randy Moss, traded to Oakland and derided as a troublesome menace, ends up playing for the Hoodie and breaks NFL records in a Patriots uniform. The Celtics go from worst to first thanks to a house-clearing trade that brings them Kevin Garnett. Waiting in the wings? Johan Santana, who at this writing is very close to going to either the Mets or the Sox. So what’s the deal with Minnesota? Is this all a coincidence, or is it just an inability to make decent trades? “Resources aren’t the problem,� notes The Wall Street Journal’s Jon Weinbach. “The owners of the Twins, Vikings and T-Wolves have a combined net worth of nearly $7 billion, and with the large corporations in the area, including General Mills, 3M and Target, there are plenty of potential sponsors and luxury-suite buyers.� Ah ... the luxury-suite buyers — therein lies the culprit, right, St. Paul? For as any fan knows, the quickest way to field a surefire contender is to get more money into the hands of the owners, and veggie platters onto the airconditioned, private-bathroomed suite owner’s table. Will fortunes change for Minnesota? Stay tuned to 2010, when its new taxpayerfunded stadium opens downtown. Hey, it could have been worse: You could have gotten Charlie Finley in the deal. Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter and publisher of The Parkville (Mo.) Luminary.


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6. How many consecutive years has a Ford driver won NASCAR’s Ford 400? 7. Roger Federer won the International Tennis Federation’s world champion award for a fourth consecutive time in 2007. What other men’s tennis player won it four consecutive times? Answers 1. The Phillies had nine consecutive winning years, 1975-1983. 2. In 1960, Mantle got 10 firstplace votes to Maris’ eight. In 1961, Maris had seven first-place votes to Mantle’s six. 3. Lenny Moore, Lydell Mitchell and Eric Dickerson. 4. Four (Indiana, 1981; Michigan, 1989; Syracuse, 2003; Florida, 2006). 5. Ten seasons. 6. Four years in a row (Greg Biffle, 2004-06; Matt Kenseth, 2007). 7. Pete Sampras won it six times in a row (1993-98).


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Growing elk herd benefits eastern Kentucky Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission FRANKFORT — Attention elk hunters. The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission allotted 400 elk hunting permits at its December meeting for the 2008 elk season, and it’s time to get your applications in. The deadline to apply is April 30, three months sooner than in previous years. Four hundred elk hunting opportunities in Kentucky? It’s been only a decade since seven wild elk from Kansas leapt from a truck onto a reclaimed Perry County strip mining operation and signaled the start of one of the nation’s largest wildlife restoration efforts. Larger truck loads followed a month later, giving Kentucky its first freeranging elk herd since before the Civil War. In the next few years, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, with partners the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and

a number of volunteers, trapped about 1,500 wild elk from western herds and trucked them to several release sites in southeast Kentucky. They became the nucleus of a herd nearing 7,300 animals today and are well on the way to a target of 10,000. Department Big Game Program Coordinator Dr. Tina Brunjes is looking forward to some tremendous elk hunting in the not-to-distant future. “I predict we’ll be issuing many more permits someday soon,� said Brunjes. “Our herd is growing quickly and it’s a high quality herd too. We have a good number of record book quality elk here now.� While hunters clearly benefit, as they should since they paid millions through their license purchases and support of conservation organizations involved in the restoration, others have benefited as well. Wildlife watchers flock to the elk zone year-round to see and hear the majestic animals, spending their

tourism dollars at hotels and restaurants in a part of the state almost barren of watchable wildlife only a few generations ago. Businesses offering elk tours capitalize on their magnetism. But despite their tremendous popularity and the attention focused on Kentucky’s elk zone by enthusiasts from across the country, elk sometimes get into trouble. They’re attracted to lush golf course fairways, backyard gardens and landscaping, well-kept yards and family cemeteries. Their size and weight can leave deep hoof prints, destroy fences, golf course greens and grave stones. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife biologists, technicians and conservation officers will help minimize their impacts. They employ hazing devices and other methods to deter offending animals. “The positive impact elk have had on the communities of east Kentucky exceeded our predictions,� said Dr. Jon Gassett, commissioner of the depart-


Department Big Game Program Coordinator Dr. Tina Brunjes is looking forward to some tremendous elk hunting in the not-to-distant future for Kentucky. ment. “We know that they sometimes cause a bit of trouble, but we hope people who are experiencing problems with a nuisance elk will give us a call and let us address the issue. “It is not legal for people

to just simply kill elk in Kentucky,� said Gassett. “There are a number of ways to change their behavior without resorting to lethal means. Our professionals have a lot of experience and understand

the elk and have a whole playbook on how to deal with them.� Persons experiencing issues with nuisance elk may call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-8581549 for assistance.

Fishing forecast predicted for late winter, early spring frenzy Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission New and Expanding Fisheries in 2008: •Mike Miller Park Lake (Marshall County) is now being stocked with 1,000 rainbow trout each year in October. •Rockcastle strain walleye were stocked into the Upper Barren River in hopes of establishing a self-supporting native walleye fishery. It will be several years before these fish are catchable. •Largemouth bass (2-inch) were stocked into the Markland Pool of the Ohio River in an effort to offset poor survival of young fish. •Blue catfish were stocked into West Fork Drakes Reservoir (Simpson County), Spa Lake (Logan County), Mill Creek Lake (Monroe County) and Lake Beshear (Christian and Caldwell counties). Fishing Forecast Cheat Sheet New Up-and-Comers: Several lakes and rivers have shown substantial improvements in their fisheries in the last year. You might try and get in on the action at the following water bodies: •Redear sunfish fishing at Briggs Lake (Logan Co.) •Redear sunfish fishing at Lake Malone (Muhlenburg/Todd/Logan Co.) •Redear sunfish fishing at Marion County Lake (Marion Co.) •Redear sunfish fishing at Shanty Hollow Lake

(Warren/Edmonson Co.) •Spotted bass and redear sunfish fishing at Wood Creek Lake (Laurel Co.) •Largemouth bass fishing at Corinth Lake (Grant Co.) •Hybrid striped bass and white bass fishing at Herrington Lake (Mercer/ Boyle/Garrard Co.) •Hybrid striped bass fishing at Taylorsville Lake (Spencer/Anderson/ Nelson Co.) •Channel catfish fishing at McNeely Lake (Jefferson Co.) •Blue and flathead catfish fishing on the Green River •Rainbow trout fishing at Paintsville Lake (Morgan/Johnson Co.) Late Winter/Early Spring Fishing Frenzy: As you approach the end of the winter months in anticipation of beginning a new year of fishing, put your new fishing license to good use by trying a few early spring fishing “hot spots.â€? In March, as water temperatures begin to rise into the 50s and the winter doldrums are nearing their end, fish activity will usually begin in the smaller waters bodies such as farm ponds and public lakes as they usually warm sooner than reservoirs. But, do not forget to take advantage of trout waters such as seasonal catchand-release trout streams, lakes stocked with trout in winter months, and the Cumberland River (below Lake Cumberland). Late winter and early spring may be the best times of the year to catch that tro-

phy fish that you have always been after During the end of winter and early spring, largemouth bass, especially large females, begin to feed and are at their heaviest weight for the entire year. Farm ponds and public lakes are prime spots for early largemouth bass fishing. A few of the best lakes for catching a trophy bass are Barkley, Kentucky, Malone, Kincaid, Beshear, Greenbo, Wood Creek, and Guist Creek lakes. Other lakes that offer excellent early bass fishing are Barren, Herrington, Mauzy, Green River and Cedar Creek lakes in central Kentucky and Cave Run, Dewey and Fishtrap lakes in eastern Kentucky. If you are after smallmouth bass, head to Green River, Kentucky, Cumberland, Laurel River, Dale Hollow and Fishtrap lakes for a good chance at catching the smallmouth bass of a lifetime. Streams also provide excellent fishing for smallmouth bass as adult fish begin to move from overwinter habitat in larger streams and rivers to spawning areas in smaller tributary streams. Very good smallmouth bass fishing can be found in streams during the early spring throughout central and eastern Kentucky. Some of the best opportunities can be found in Elkhorn Creek, South Fork Licking River, and several upper Kentucky River and Green River tributaries. Slab crappie are ready to be caught, beginning in late winter, at most reser-

voirs in central and western Kentucky. Catches of crappie over 12 inches are not uncommon at Barkley and Kentucky lakes during this time. Recent research has shown crappie moving to shallow water well before the spawning season in early March, so start early for these fish. Other good bets include Herrington, Nolin, Buckhorn and Yatesville lakes. Excellent white bass fishing can be found during the early spring in headwater streams and rivers of our reservoirs

such as Barkley, Cave Run, Nolin River, Green River, Herrington and Taylorsville lakes. Also try the Kentucky, Green and Ohio rivers for white bass. During late winter, sauger and walleye fishing are reaching their peak in tailwaters below dams, especially the Ohio and lower Kentucky, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers. Excellent walleye fisheries can also be found in Cumberland, Laurel River and Carr Creek lakes. If you are interested in muskie, they can usually be found moving to shal-

low shoreline structure and headwater areas in search of warmer water at Cave Run, Green, and Buckhorn lakes. Try these late winter and early spring “hot spots�. Not only will they cure your cabin fever, but you might catch the fish of your lifetime. Opening day of the 2008 fishing season starts March 1 with the new year ’s license, so take a trip to your local sporting good store, get online at www., or call 1-877598-2401 to purchase your 2008 fishing license.

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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 House in Louisville, 2 bedrooms, bath, city water and sewer, new windows, nice and clean, brick car garage on large fenced lot. Located off Greenbelt Hwy. $49,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222 Mobile Home and 1 acre of land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths city water, new carpet and flooring, nice and clean. Located off old Ekron Road near Brandenburg. $49,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270828-222 Double Wide Home and Garage on 1 acre of land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water on paved road. Located in the Woods Estates off Hwy. 933 and Hwy 1638 $84,000 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222

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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 The OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885 Report a crime, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

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, February 22

• Class of 1983- 25 year reunion meeting, will be held 6:30 p.m., at Miguel’s. We will meet to start plans for our reunion. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend.

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• Celebration for Dick Hall-6 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located behind St. Brigid Catholic Church. Free admission, please bring covered dish. All musicians are invited to attend. For more info, call 270-877-2976 • Every Saturday night-from 7 to 10 p.m., Payneville Baptist Church will have free movies, popcorn and games, everyone welcome. For more info, call 496-4446 or 496-4635 • Boys and Girls 10 thru 14-Knights of Columbus, free-throw shooting contest, Stuart Pepper Middle School, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., for more info call 422-3162

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Monday, February 25

Pets in Need Society-regular meeting will be at 7 p.m., at Little Dave’s Restaurant.

Tuesday, February 26

• Meade County Special Olympics booster club will be hosting a bunko fundraiser at Lynn’s Pins. Beginning at 6 p.m. It cost $10 to play, and will also have refreshments served. For more info, call 422-4942. Proceeds benefit Meade County Special Olympics.

Wednesday, February 27

• Ekron Elementary-preschool field trip • Lesson Leader Training-“Controlling the Clutter” 1:30 p.m., at the Extension Office • Rock Ridge Community Block Watch-will meet 7 p.m., at the Meade County Fire Department Station 2 off KY 993. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Contact George Eid for more info, 270-828-6651

Thursday, February 28

• Decision Making Council in the school library at 3:45 p.m. • Melt Down Meade County-Back to the Kitchen, Meade County Cooperative Extension Office 6 p.m.

Friday, February 29

• County Extension Homemaker Council meeting-10 a.m., at the Extension Office.

Saturday, March 1

• AQHA Horseshow and NPBA National Pole Bending, free admission 1 p.m., 4 c arena 8520 Hwy 60, Guston 40117



By Henry Boltinoff

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Stop being the wool-gathering Lamb, and start turning that dream project into reality. You have the ideas, the drive and the charisma to persuade others to follow your lead. So do it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You've scored some big successes. But remember that all hardworking Ferdinands and Ferdinandas need some time to restore their energies and refresh their spirits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You're gaining a stronger mental image of what you're trying to achieve. Now look for the facts that will help get this to develop from a concept into a solid proposal. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some of you eager-to-please Moon Children might want to delay some decisions until midweek, when you can again think more with your head than your heart. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A new business venture seems to offer everything you've been looking for. But be careful that that rosy picture doesn't betray traces of red ink under the surface. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A volatile situation needs the kind of thoughtful and considerate care you can provide right now. There'll be plenty of time later to analyze what might have gone wrong. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your loyalty to a friend in a tough situation earns you respect from people you care about. Those who criticize you don't understand what friendship is all about. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your strong work ethic is rewarded with the kind of challenging opportunity you love to tackle. Now, go ahead and celebrate with family and/or close friends. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A legal matter you thought had been finally resolved could require a second look. But don't make any moves without consulting your lawyer.

Last Week’s Solutions

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Taking charge is what you like to do, and since you do it so well, expect to be asked to lead a special group. This could open an exciting new vista for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An important matter might wind up being entrusted to you for handling. The responsibility is heavy, but you'll have support from people able and eager to help. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A spouse or partner might make an important, even life-changing, suggestion. Consider it carefully. It could hold some of the answers you've both been looking for. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do the right thing, and for the right reasons. No wonder people have come to depend on you.


Friday, February 22, 2008

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Breakups aren’t the end of the world Breakups are tough. it. You’re going to meet new They’ll probably never get people, and though it may any better because ending feel like your whole world relationships will is crashing down likely never be easy. around you when Felicia Regardless of how Thompson your “soul mate” close you were to the leaves you, I promperson, breakups are ise you it’s not. If always going to be that person was too something that most blind to see you for people don’t like to all of your value, do. then you’re better Not every person off without him or you date is “the one,” her. Some people though it seems just turn out to be everyone likes to completely different think that. If that boy or girl from what you thought they dumps you, don’t cry about would be, and you deserve

someone who’s compatible and treats you respectfully. Why waste your time on someone who’s holding you back? You should never let yourself get into the mindset that only “that special someone” can make you happy as if without them you’d shrivel up and die. Never depend solely on someone else to make you happy. Being in a relationship is supposed to make you happy, but you shouldn’t make your boyfriend or girlfriend the center of your universe, es-

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pecially not while you’re in high school. There are so many experiences you’ll miss out on if you’re too wrapped up in your companion — dances, dates, parties and countless other events. If you date someone who smothers you or seems to be too dependent on you, you’ll want to bring to their attention that you need breathing room and your own space. If that doesn’t work, you might want to step out of that relationship as gently — and quickly — as possi-

ble. People who cling early in relationships can evolve into controlling and even abusive partners, so learning the warning signs of those types of people early can prove beneficial. After you get out of high school you’re probably going to go on to other places for college the military or whatever path you choose. Don’t get so hung up on some crush that “broke” your heart. Life goes on. You’ll live to see another day and laugh again. As unthinkable as it may seem

directly after the break up, you’ll eventually move on and someone else will catch your eye, and they’ll learn to play your heartstrings as well. As painful as breakups are, they can also be great life experiences. Learn from breakups; learn how to deal with conflict with your boyfriend or girlfriend; learn how to see through lies and maybe, hopefully, if you’re lucky, you’ll learn how to trust the good people and nix’s the bad ones from your life.

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A few of the junior firefighters, including the chief’s daughter, pose for a picture in front of Quint 40, Meade County Fire Protection District’s ladder truck. Pictured left to right are Abbie Naser, Danielle Hicks and Amanda Beckham. Kneeling left to right are Kendall Denton and Phil Powers. By Felicia Thompson The schools offer a wide variety of activities for kids to get involved with, but some just can’t find anything to get into. For any teen that’s ever said, “There’s nothing to do around here,” there is hope yet. “Junior firefighting introduces young people to career paths that aren’t sports-related or band, but it’s still very team-oriented,” said Larry Naser, Meade County Fire Protection District Chief. Naser also said that junior firefighting is a recruiting tool and an opportunity for kids to do something other than activities that could potentially put them in hot water. “We’re teaching kids values and keeping them out of trouble…and they’re giving back to the community,” he said. The teens involved with the fire department are very devoted and see the junior firefighters program as a positive experience. “It means a lot to me to be able to help people,” said Danielle Hicks, a MCHS se-

nior and junior firefighter, said, “I grew up on an Air Force base where they trained firefighters and I wanted to get into it. When I saw an opportunity to help with the Meade County department, I seized it.” Hicks has been involved with the MCFPD since August 2005. “Crusade (for Children) is very heart-touching and going on fire runs is an adrenaline rush…after my first run, I was hooked,” she said. Hicks also says that girls shouldn’t be intimidated to join. “Girls are treated just the same as anyone else…they support anyone if you come out and really want to do this and they see that you have heart,” she said. A friend initially talked Phil Powers, another MCHS senior, into joining the department and he has now been involved with the department for three years. Powers plans to go into law enforcement after high school and hopes that by being active with the fire department, he’ll gain insight on arson investigations. Fifteen-year-old MCHS

freshman and Meade County junior firefighter Amanda Beckham has been a part of the MCFPD juniors since April 2007. Beckham enjoys being involved with the department but advises while being a junior firefighter can be very fun, there are some skills that are absolutely essential. “It’s nice being around people that know a lot about each other… but communicating with your fellow (firefighters), you’ve got to be able to do that,” she said. She said that on fire scenes everyone has to listen to orders and be able to complete them quickly. The MCFPD currently has 10 juniors, which is a full roster, but any local teens are still encouraged to come up and apply because new positions may be available soon. Some juniors will be turning 18 in a few months and as they come of age, new openings will be available. Every fire department in Meade County offers a junior firefighting program so all interested teens should contact their local fire station to see how they can start giving back to the community.

Lunar eclipse spotted in sky By Felicia Thompson Within the past year, there have been three lunar eclipses. When the moon passes behind the Earth’s shadow it is completely hidden for a small amount of time, creating a lunar eclipse. On Wednesday night, approximately three billion people in North America, South America, Western Europe and Africa were able to see the spectacle in the sky, according to a report on Wednesday’s eclipse lasted for nearly an hour, and because it happened at such an early hour of the night, many were able to enjoy the sight.


If you looked in the sky on Wednesday night, you may have been shocked by the absence of the moon. Luckily, the moon returned shortly after passing out of the Earth’s shadow. The above photo was taken at 9:47 p.m. shortly after the full eclipse.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

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With tourney time right around the corner, the Meade County High Cheerleading Team is an important part of the game, bringing support for players from the sidelines. Captains of the cheerleading team are seniors Chelsey Garris and Ruby Bowers.

Elementary basketball teams take it to court Local 5th grade elementary school girls are getting some game time as the youth girls basketball league plays out. As a local Meade County AAU team looking to be our future Meade County Lady Waves, these young ladies take their game serious and have been practicing fundamentals for weeks. Meade County hosted a Saturday tournament and played Owensboro at the Stuart Pepper Middle School gym.

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TOP RIGHT: Kristin Peters, working defense on the floor, attempts to block a pass. LEFT: With Owensboro’s defense heavily surrounding, Sadie Hobbs tries to make two points. RIGHT: Morgan Turner sinks a three-pointer during Saturday’s game held at the Stuart Pepper Middle School gymnasium.

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