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‘A-Ray’ of cars, trucks

Roe bound for G-town

Ray’s Ford has been a friendly, family-oriented staple of the community for decades.

Senior linebacker Chris Roe signed a letter of intent with the Georgetown Tigers.

Friday, March 21, 2008

NASCAR’s so-called ‘weak links’ draw attention after this week’s races.

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Addressing issues targeted at Fiscal Court meeting By Laura Saylor County magistrates expressed frustration over the sluggish re-addressing issues that have been occurring as the county transitions to become E-911 operational, while personnel in charge of the transition defended their

progress. During a special Fiscal Court meeting held Thursday at the courthouse, magistrate Mark Hubbard spouted a series of questions to Bill Lacey, the county’s E-911 coordinator who is in charge of the readdressing process. He questioned why money was being paid to have computer work

related the E-911 system outsourced, instead of having the county’s IT person, Jeremy Bullock, perform the work inhouse. A state-certified company was paid $232 to perform work on the online system. Hubbard said the maintenance should be completed by Bullock. Magistrate Herbie

Chism agreed. “If we’ve got somebody that we are already currently paying that can do the same work, we should take that money and apply it to something that we need,” Chism said. Lacey said in order to spare problems in case any glitches occur within the system, com-

Archers of all ages claim excellence at state competition

panies who specialize in this type of work should be utilized. “In my mind I like to use state-certified people,” he said. Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said the work shouldn’t be completed by an outside company unless it needs to be.

“If Jeremy’s qualified, then he needs to do the work,” he said. “If not, then we can outsource it.” Hubbard also asked Lacey why it takes so long for road name changes to be implemented. In one instance, he said a road name in his


Trash service change over going smoothly By Laura Saylor

Straight at state Meade County archers of all ages participated in the State Archery Tournament in Louisville on Tuesday, winning several top place prizes individually and as teams. For more on the state archery tournament see Sports, B1.

TOP: Stuart Pepper Middle School students take aim during the state archery tournament in Louisville. LEFT: Taylor Knott is overcome with emotions after shooting a percent score of 50 during the Scholarship Shoot-Off. His coach, Travis Stull, and senior Courtney Campbell praise him for his excellent score.


The county is preparing to turn over its trash collection service to a new company on March 31, and final preparations are going smoothly thus far. The Meade County Solid Waste and Recycle Advisory Committee held a special meeting March 13 that welcomed Wayne Smith, owner of Waste Transport, Inc. — the company that will take over trash collection — as well as county magistrates Mark Hubbard and Herbie Chism, and other Waste Transport personnel. Minor amendments will need made to the county’s current trash collection ordinance but no major set backs are anticipated. Waste Transport will begin collecting trash Monday, March 31. Changes to the ordinance will be made during April’s regularly scheduled meeting, allowing Wayne the opportunity to service the county for a few days in order to pinpoint other kinks that may need worked out before the ordinance is revised. The contractor selected to take over the county’s trash collection was originally expected to begin April 1, but Wayne said his company will start March 31. Wayne plans to begin a day early since Waste Transport also collects trash in surrounding counties, and adjustments had to be made in order to allow his trucks and workers to be as productive as possible in all of his service areas. “Meade County was off on Mondays, but we’re going to be off on Wednesdays … because Wednesdays is one of our biggest days in Hardin County and LaRue County both,” Wayne said. The county is also applying for state funding — at a 25 percent match — for a horizontal baler estimated at $90,000, an industrial paper shredder estimated at $14,000 and a platform scale estimated at $5,000. “Washington County got (an industrial shredder) with their grant money last year and they said it’s the most used piece of equipment they have in the building,” said Mark Gossett, county solid waste and recycling coordinator. Gossett said plans are in the works to place 96-yard


Build safer now to prepare for the next big storm Submitted by FEMA LEXINGTON, Ky. — In “The Three Little Pigs” fairy tale, a big bad wolf huffs and puffs until he blows down the houses of two little pigs. After a tornado did to their house what the wolf did to the two little pigs’ houses, Dan and

Betsy Haley of Cynthiana, Ky., are planning to take a lesson from the third little pig whose house the wolf could not blow down. They are going to rebuild a stronger home. Many techniques they will employ rely on research done by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about how to build or retrofit homes

for greater resistance to high winds. The Haleys were sleeping soundly at just before 1:20 a.m. on Feb. 6 when the weather radio that Betsy had given Dan for Christmas started to beep. They weren’t sure if the new radio’s warning was for real. It was not until they heard that sound - “like a 747

about to land on our house,” Dan said - that they decided to head for the basement. They didn’t make it. By the time the Haleys reached the kitchen, they were knocked to the floor. Their home came to pieces around them. Dan still had the weather radio in his hand. Its built-in flashlight helped

them find their way through the rubble. Dan said he and Betsy are sure of two things now. One is that having a weather radio saved their lives. “The bedroom took a direct hit,” Dan said. “Our furniture was blown out to the road.” The other is that the house they rebuild will be stronger and

more wind resistant than the one the tornado chewed up. Few people have faced as convincing evidence of the need to be prepared for fierce storms as the Haleys. But in the wake of the tornadoes and destructive winds that hit across Kentucky Feb. 5-6,


Service with a smile: Manners Luncheon a success By Laura Saylor “Ma’ams,” “sirs,” “pleases” and “thank yous” were prominently spoken at the 13th annual Manners Luncheon, during which dozens of local youth demonstrated their friendly and mature etiquette. Held Tuesday at noon at the Meade County Extension Office, 50 sixth-grade students from Payneville and Battletown elementary schools served community members during a special Meade County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Students were taught table

manners and other positive personality traits by county extension agent Jennifer Bridge over the last several weeks, and their welcoming demeanors permeated throughout the meal. “They were taught how to carry a conversation, how to set a table and how to serve food, among other things,” said Becky Whelan, a sixth grade Payneville Elementary School teacher. Students escorted community members who attended the luncheon to their seats, served desserts and refilled drinks, all while displaying sophisticated manners and pleasant conversations.

“So far I haven’t eaten anything with my fingers yet,” joked 11-year-old Jamie Thomas. Attendees were impressed with the students’ behavior, and Russ Powell, Meade County Chamber of Commerce executive director, said he looks forward to the Manners Luncheon every year. “It’s really great,” he said. “It gives students the chance to show off their manners and it gives them the opportunity to meet some local community members.” After eating, a presentation updating the county’s Clothesline of Quilts proj-

ect was given during which students remained attentive and politely cleared dishes from the tables. The Manners Luncheon is organized each year by the Meade County Extension Service, the Meade County Extension Homemakers and the Meade County Chamber of Commerce. The Homemakers provided the meal, which consisted of chicken cordon bleu, vegetables, rice, desserts and drinks. “It’s different sitting next to adults instead of friends during lunch,” said 12-yearold Andrew Barr. “I’m a little nervous … it’s fun.”


Julie Stivers, 11, Travis Jenkins, 12, Eric Smith, 12 and Tyler Johnson, 12, serve desserts during the Manners Luncheon.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Positive push comes from local McDonald’s employee By Jorena D. Faulkner

that drink a medium coke please.” “No problem,” said the cheerful voice. “That’ll be $4.45, please pull around to the window.” I pulled around, paid for my number four and proceeded to the pick-up window. It was then I saw him — grinning from ear to ear. This young man asked me how I was doing as he handed me my bag. He was so cheerful and genuinely happy, I thought he might burst. Professional and welcoming, he thanked me for visiting Brandenburg McDonald’s and told me to have a wonderful day. Our transaction lasted less than a minute, but in that minute, he left such a lasting impression, that I stopped just beyond the window to ponder exactly why he was so happy. I felt so positive, so happy — so inspired — from our brief exchange, I simply had to know his secret. Once back at my office, I shared the experience with co-workers. I called the manager at McDonald’s to ask his name and to inquire if he is always that happy. “He is always that happy,” she confirmed. The end result was a visit by this young man to my office a few hours later — still smiling. His name is Barry St. John, a 29-year-old Meade County

resident who has been employed at McDonald’s since January 18, 2008. He and his wife — who has lived in Meade County her entire life — have two children and another one on the way. They met through a mutual friend who worked at — you guessed it — McDonald’s. After moving here with his father in 1999, Barry took a job at Caesars. Although the money was good, the hours kept him away from his most precious commodity — his family. Hoping to find something closer to home so he could spend more time with his children, Barry took a job with Brandenburg’s one and only McDonald’s. I asked him why he was so happy. “Well, I really enjoy working at McDonald’s, I really do,” he said. “Of all the jobs that I’ve done — I don’t know — there’s just something about McDonald’s that has always touched my heart because we do a lot with the Ronald McDonald House and other benefit causes. Plus, I get there at three or four in the morning and I’m done by one. I love it. That way, I can still enjoy part of the day.” We briefly discussed how many people look down upon those who work in the fast food industry. I asked him how he kept up such a cheerful demeanor battling with the attitudes and judg-

Building to survive fierce wind storms FEMA has done significant research on the difference between structures that survive high winds and those that don’t. Starting at the foundation, many homes are built on concrete pads to which they are only slightly connected. Severe winds pull the walls right out of the foundation. To resist high winds, structures must be firmly connected to foundations. Bolts set deep into concrete foundations and topped with a washer and nut should be used to screw the structure to the foundation. Building with 2-by-6 wall studs rather than the more common 2-by-4 timber is another way to make a structure more wind resistant. That is one choice Dan has already decided on for his next home. Doors need to be able to resist the wind. “Wooden doors are simply not designed to withstand much of a wind load,” Ross said. “Heavier metal doors with several bolts are much more wind resistant.” When the garage door is weak, a severe wind blows in

the door. Wind pressure then lifts the garage roof which is hinged to the house. The garage roof pulls off part of the house, which lets the wind into the attic, which puts pressure on the house roof, which may then lift off. Therefore, retrofitting older garage doors helps increase a home’s storm resistance. “New garage doors are stronger and reinforced,” Ross said. The top of the house is the greatest point of high wind vulnerability. A hip roof is much more wind resistant than a gable roof. “Wind slides over a hip roof,” Ross said. “It’s like a dome. There is nothing for wind to get its teeth into. Also, the less overhang for the roof, the better.” Whether with new construction or retrofitting an existing roof, build to be sure the connections between the roof and walls are strong enough to resist the “uplift” effect of high winds. Comprehensive information about how to build and retrofit structures, including manufactured housing, for resistance to high winds is available online at Dan Haley is studying this information and discussing it

office paper, and that’s another one of the things that is mandated by (the Kentucky Revised Statutes) that school systems do recycle cardboard and white paper,” Gossett said. He said the local school system does a great job of recycling cardboard, steel cans and milk jugs, but there could be an increase in the amount of white paper that gets recycled. Gossett also reported that

the county’s satellite containers, which have been in place around the county since late August, have prompted a 20 percent increase in recycling. He said business owners and homeowners residing next to the containers have helped county workers know when the containers are full and need picked up. “We’ve had good success with neighbors monitoring them,” he said.

hicle gets confused,” Lacey said. He said the confusion is From page A1 due to duplicate road names or road names that are phodistrict was to change in Oc- netically similar. Hubbard has had residents tober 2006, though the name change wasn’t official until in his district who were not informed their road name February 2008. “Why does it take so had been changed, and he also had roads take longer long?” he asked. Lacey said it isn’t as easy as than a year to officially be resimply changing the address named. He also questioned at the post office. He said all why similar road names in road name changes need to different areas of the county be reported to the National need to be changed. “I don’t want to put anyEmergency Number Association and the length of time body’s safety in jeopardy,” it takes for a road name in Hubbard said. “However, on the county to be appropriate- the other hand if there’s a sysly changed can take several tem out there that you could use alike names in different months. Duplicate road names are zip codes … well, it’s just a detrimental to the E-911 proj- big undertaking for residents ect, he went on to say, and to do the name change.” Other items discussed durthey need to be fixed in order to have a safe, reliable and ing the meeting include: •The $1.774 million Fissuccessful system. “There have been times cal Court received from the when we have misfired with Brandenburg/Meade Counan emergency vehicle be- ty Industrial Authority after cause the operator of the ve- the recent sale of land in the

Buttermilk Falls Industrial Park to Meade County Energy, LLC. Craycroft suggested using $774,000 of the money to fund the access road being built to the riverport and using the $1 million to help pay off the industrial park’s debt. •Fiscal Court members accepted $550, 000 worth of insurance money for storm damage repairs to MeadeOlin Park, and they accepted $550,042 from the state for the county road aid contract. •Two recommendations made by Barbara Campbell of the Planning and Zoning Committee were unanimously approved by Fiscal Court members. •County road employee Larry Hardesty will be terminated from his position after a vote passed, 6-1. Chism disapproved of the motion. The decision was made after Fiscal Court went into executive session, and it will take effect in July.

It really is amazing how the actions of one person can truly affect the masses. I remember when the movie “Pay It Forward” came out. Random acts of kindness flooded towns and cities across the world, touching off a national trend of brotherly love in abundance. Yet — as all trends tend to do — slowly but surely, the ebb and flow of ever-loving kindness began to fade and eventually trickled to a distant memory … until today. I generally do not care for fast food. After watching the 2004 Academy Award winning documentary “Super Size Me” — a film written, produced, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock in which he documents a 30-day experiment where he subsists entirely on food and items purchased exclusively from McDonald’s — I definitely didn’t care for it. I have no clue what prompted me to pull into Brandenburg’s McDonald’s last Thursday morning. It might have been that hankering for a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit. Then again, it just could have been fate. A cheerful voice asked me for my order. “A number four with cheese,” I said. “Make

Storm From page A1 many people may be wondering how can they improve their ability to withstand these inevitable severe events? First, of course, is buying a weather radio. It can literally save your life. Second is build, rebuild or retrofit your home so that it will be stronger and safer. To protect life, a safe room is the best. “Safe rooms built below ground level provide the greatest protection, but a safe room in a first-floor interior room can be adequate,” said FEMA Hazard Mitigation Branch Deputy Director Jerry Ross. “It’s very economical to make a safe room while you are building or rebuilding.” Many people shelter from tornadoes in their basements. “That may be your safest option, but a basement isn‘t a safe room unless it has a ceiling that would support the weight of a house destroyed above it, adequate ventilation, and an escape pathway,” he said.

Trash From page A1 tote lifts in each of the school district’s copier rooms to help encourage the recycling of white paper. “That’s one thing that Meade County has not been doing a good job of on recycling is the white


ment of others. “I’ve always thought that everyone should work at McDonald’s in high school as a required course,” St. John said. “Because when you’re on the other side of the counter, you would get a taste of what it’s like — and your attitude on the other side of the table would be different.” He said most people don’t realize how lucrative a career in fast food can be; it’s a hidden secret of the industry that has management laughing straight to the bank. He also

said the key to a successful manager is to understand any problem is fixable. “Right now I’m looking into management,” St. John said. “As a manager, I believe we can fix any problem you have. Customer satisfaction whether (the customer is) right or wrong — I don’t have to agree with them — just fix the problem.” I wanted to know if he had always been this positive and happy and was surprised when St. John explained that he has Crohn’s Disease — an

often-debilitating condition that can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract — and a genetic heart condition. He wakes up each morning and goes to sleep each night in pain. Yet, he’s determined to transcend his condition with a positive push. The recent death of a co-worker reinforced St. John’s already firm belief in living each day to the fullest, and being grateful for every second you have. “Recently, the store lost one of our employees,” St. John said. “It’s a little tough. A lot of people were really very quiet during that time. Life is short. I have a few medical issues and I try to hide the internal struggles — a lot of times I leave my troubles at home. I try to cheer everybody else up. Even though we’ve had a death at work and people have problems at home, if you just take the time to set those issues aside, you have all day to focus on work or the people you have at work … your friends there. We’re all family.” At the end of my interview, I asked him what the secret to happiness is. He looked out the window thoughtfully for a split-second. “Share a smile,” he said, grinning ear to ear. If you know someone who shares a positive outlook in everyday life, and you would like to see them profiled, e-mail jorena@

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Barry St. John, an employee at Brandenburg McDonald’s, says sharing a smile is the secret to happiness.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

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Senate reforms pension system The Senate moved this groups. week to reform the public House Bill 600 calls for inemployee pension system creasing funding to the retirewhich is a significant ment systems in the drain on the public two years and Legislative next coffers because of relabegins a process to Update tively rich benefits, the bring both the state high cost of health inand county retiresurance, and historic ment plans to an underfunding. Withappropriate fundout reform, the system ing level by 2020. is in danger of going It creates a mandabankrupt by 2020 tory “annuity savwhich will affect every ings plan” for new other area of governhires, with employment spending. Carroll Gibson er match, that puts The Senate proposal one percent of their which passed with bicontribution into partisan support maintains that plan and retains four perour commitment to current cent of their contribution for employees and retirees, pro- the defined benefit. Workers vides a path to financial sus- currently contribute five pertainability, creates a modern cent to the defined benefit. structure for future employThe Senate plan also helps ees, and improves oversight counties and cities with their and governance. Because of high employee retirement the “inviolable contract,” the costs by controlling their benefits for current employ- employer contribution rate. ees are unchanged. In addi- Counties and cities are expecttion, the House made some ed to save about $134,809,900 minor modifications to the and school boards approxiteachers retirement system mately $83,500,000. Because which would apply to future the Senate believes strongly retirees. These changes were about these reforms, we also vetted by various teacher will be affected by the chang-

Programs for vets Veterans Post Freddy Groves I stopped in at a sandwich shop the other day and got to talking with the owner. Turns out he’s a veteran. He had quite a story to tell about how he got started in his shop. It’s a franchise, and he went through a veterans program called VetFran. VetFran, part of the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, is a program run by the Department of Veterans Affairs in conjunction with The International Franchise Association to help honorably discharged veterans start franchises of their own by offering financial incentives. I just checked the IFA list of participating franchises (, and there are a couple hundred of them. Seems like there’s a good cross-section of nearly any kind of business you might want, and many are a good match for military training and experience: sandwich shops, tire stores, office and home cleaning, gyms, handyman services, coffee shops, copy centers, tool distribution, vacuums, cleaners, party supplies, glass replacement, comput-

er repair, signs, office staffing, residential remodeling ... and more. If you’re interested, check the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise. Look for it at It’s a great publication that explains the basics of initial franchise fees, continuing royalties, restrictions on what goods and services you can offer, how to decide on a business, checking the litigation background of the franchisor, along with dozens of questions to ask yourself if you’re considering a franchise. At, the VA’s Web site, search for VetFran or Veteran Franchise. Also see, a resource site for entrepreneurial veterans. As with any business venture, there are caveats. Most businesses take a while to get off the ground. You have to eat and pay bills in the meantime. Remember: These programs can help you get started, but after that it’s up to you. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com.

es — all new legislators and judges will be placed in the Kentucky Employee Retirement System so everyone will be treated the same. Senate Bill 196, our adventure tourism bill, won passage in the Senate and now heads to the House of Representatives. With this bill, it will be easier for private landowners to lease large tracts of land, if they choose to do so, to government agencies for the purpose of adventure tourism such as ATV and horsebackriding trails, mountain climbing and hiking, by relieving certain liability issues. Further, state or local government would build off road parking lots where people can park and not be nuisances to local residents. Finally, trails would be marked to prevent needless destruction of the environment. While this bill was initially tailored to the more rugged parts of our state, we in western Kentucky are also blessed with beautiful vistas and landscapes. SB 196 will help more people get to know and love our home in a safe and sus-

tainable manner. Many of you have read of the tragic accident at Kentucky Kingdom that resulted in the amputation of the feet of a young girl. Senate Bill 203 strengthens inspection requirements on amusement park rides and requires operators be at least 18 years old. We received the House budget document and tax increase bill late this week. The House proposes multiple tax increases. I do not believe that we need to take more money from the economy through tax increases when we’re in uncertain economic circumstances. The budget is tight because of overspending; Frankfort should not require more of your hardearned dollars. Our budget committee will be meeting this weekend and every day next week comparing the Governor’s proposal with the House’s budget and working on our plan. You can follow us online at or if you have an opinion on a bill or another issue, you can call toll-free at 1-800-372-7181.

Legislative survey results revealed I would like to express my appreciation for everyone who completed and returned the legislative survey I sent prior to the 2008 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Below is a summary of the final tabulations. I appreciate hearing feedback from my constituents, and it ensures I am informed how my district wishes to be represented. During the 2008 Regular Session of the General Assembly, we are working on the state budget and many different bills ranging from education issues to state retirement benefits. As always, we as legislators are working hard to guarantee that Kentuckians get the most benefit out of this budget cycle.

Your input helps me better in the state, such as educarepresent the 27th Legislative tion? 36% Yes, 63% No, District. 1% No ans. Survey Results 4. Should teach1. Should the Gen- Legislative ers in math, science, eral Assembly enact and technology disUpdate legislation banning ciplines be paid at state universities higher rates, or given from offering health other incentives to insurance benefits encourage students to non-married to enter those fields? partners? 68% Yes, 31% Yes, 58% No, 30% No, 2% No ans. 11% No ans. 2. Should the local 5. Should U.S.police have immimade drugs be alJeff Greer lowed to be reimgration enforcement powers? 84% Yes, ported from Canada 10% No 6%, No ans. at a much cheaper Canadian 3. Do you support expand- price? 79% Yes, 16% No, ed gaming in a limited num- 5% No ans. ber of sites throughout Ken6. Due to the expansion of tucky as a means of raising BRAC, our area will be seeing revenue for other programs many new changes. Rank the

importance of the following. 38% Education, 41% Public Safety, 21% Roads 7. Should voting rights be restored to persons convicted of certain felonies who have completed their sentence? 62% Yes, 35% No, 3% No ans. 8. Should the state offer tax incentives to businesses that would help create more economic development for Kentucky? 79% Yes 18% No 3% No ans. 9. Should we create a state income tax exemption for military service members? 66% Yes, 26% No, 8% No ans. 10. Should the General Assembly mandate health insurance coverage for all Kentuckians? 45% Yes, 41% No, 14% No opinion

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Living in Radcliff in the Armageddon to our once early 1980s, it seemed like bustling little town. When I drive through Radanything was achievable. cliff these days, I shake Under the Reagan administration, Away with my head in disaphopes soared for a pointment. Not much Words future bright with has changed in the last local commerce 20 years or so, in my and the potential opinion. The ebb and job market boomed flow of the transient with the security of military community Fort Knox by our has left an undeniside. able scar — an ugly Although I was red welt of embarrassonly in high school, ment for such wistful I determined that Jorena Faulkner thinking. It makes one I never wanted to really ponder that old leave what had become my saying, “You better watch “hometown.” I wanted to get what you wish for.” married, obtain a secure govI’ve been reading a lot ernment job, and raise my about BRAC these days. It children in a community that does seem scrumptious to was vibrant and progressive think of all the soldiers and — or so it seemed. their families — approxiI’m not exactly sure when mately 11,499 at last count the bottom fell out of those — which will be converghigh hopes. It crept upon our ing upon our communities small community at a snail’s in the coming months and pace — this desolation of years. As I look around, I see closing businesses and start- each of the nine “Heartland ing fast-food-check-cashing Communities” (Meade, Bulchains. Pawnshops gobbled litt, Breckinridge, Hardin, up once prosperous land like Nelson, Washington, LaRue, ravenous beasts, while sec- Marion and Grayson) scramond hand ‘buy here pay here’ bling to attract these famicar lots lay in wait for the up- lies to their region, gorging coming recession. Mom and themselves — once again — pop stores bit the dust along- on potential promises of ecoside larger industrial giants nomic growth. My research, such as K-mart, Heck’s and I find, is leaving a vaguely Roses. It was an economic reminiscent aftertaste in my

mouth — and it’s not a good one. It reminds me of a fishing trip. We were all out to catch the biggest fish in the lake, our fishing nets ready to reel in the haul. We caught many good-sized trout, but tossed them back into the water because we wanted something bigger. We used large lures, thinking that a bigger lure would catch the biggest fish — and we were right. That sparkly, high-sheen lure sure did attract some huge ones, and boy were they biting. It took two of us to haul the net out of the water, but as I dangled it precariously out over the edge of the boat, I realized that my net was too small. Although catching the biggest fish in the lake had seemed like a great thought at the time, I was not prepared for such a large catch. As a result, I lost my fish back to the water and learned a powerful lesson about flashy lures, with no substantial means to sustain the catch. “Made up of the nine counties that surround Fort Knox, the Heartland is a vibrant, thriving region with hardworking, friendly people,” boasts — your friendly, online, one-stopshopping BRAC information

resource. I cannot dispute this. We are hard-working and friendly. However, the following sentence blinded me with the flash of a lure so huge, it was as if to catch a whale. “Offering big city amenities in a rural setting, the area features parks, theaters, excellent schools, nearby shopping, a variety of restaurants and more — But without the crime, traffic, high real estate costs and other negatives often associated with urban life.” Not yet. What amazes me most is that when I clicked the interactive map link on the home page of for Meade County, I was looking at what appeared to be a photograph of either the Bardstown or Elizabethtown (old) city hall, and a photo of what could be old Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. I checked the links for the other communities, and recognized landmarks belonging to them — no photos of our riverfront on the Hardin County link. Why do we have to borrow lures from other communities? Do we not have enough in Meade County to stand on our own two promotional feet? Once again, not yet.

Furthermore, I do believe we may fall prey to false advertising the first time someone goes downtown to find that beautiful and historical court house on the circle, and realizes that all we have to offer is a vacant and dusty reminder of what downtown use to be. On the right side of the interactive map, are links to critical segments of our community. There is only one business listing — the Brandenburg Chamber of Commerce — and nothing listed for community; two listings for education; one listing for employment — Express Personnel in Elizabethtown — and so on. It appears that unless you are planning to attend church (there are 37 local listings under Worship) there isn’t anything in Meade County. I clicked the link for www. and the Meade County Calendar for 2008 is blank with the exception of national holidays. It’s clear to me that our current net is far too small to hold a fish of this size. In my mind — once again recalling the heyday of Radcliff in the ‘80s — this might be our conglomerate saving grace. I have visions of several years down the yellow-

BRAC-road, when Meade County is being taken away in a wheelchair, unable to stand at all due to a devastating economic and community downfall. Cookie cutter homes — all in a row — now stand abandoned by our U.S. government. Shopping malls, built to sustain our new military families become Peddlers Malls or stand vacant. Unemployment skyrockets. Crime is at an all-time high as the initiative brings with it “all of the negativity often associated with urban life” — leaving the long-time residents of the community to clean up the mess. The government will have built up our community, only to break it down when the next economic crunch comes along — our Hardin County neighbors are historical proof of that. Although we may have borrowed photos to lure folks to the area, I definitely do not want to see this community borrow a page from Radcliff’s long-standing economic nightmare. We should be able to stand on our own economic feet before we invite the big fish into our pond, and continue to look toward self-sustenance, in lieu of governmental economic dependence.

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Durward “Laddie” Troutman, 80, of Guston, Ky., died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at his residence. He was a member of the Meade County Memorial VFW Post. He is survived by one son, Kerry (Peggy) Troutman of Brandenburg,; a sister, Joy Troutman of Brandenburg; and two aunts, Irena Pipes of Brandenburg and Iona Peckinpaugh of West Point, Ky. Funeral services were held on Wednesday from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with burial in St. George Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at

Rose Mary Thompson, 83, of Battletown, Ky., passed away Friday, March 14, 2008 at North Hardin Health and Rehab in Radcliff, Ky. She was born Jan. 9, 1924 to the late William and Delia Clark Kegley. She was preceded in death by her husband Cleve Clinton Thompson. She is survived by three daughters, Nina Thomas of Brandenburg, Mary McFall and Delia Childress, both of Battletown; sons, Robert Thompson of Liberty, Ky., Edward Thompson of Tallahassee, Fla., Larry Thompson of Jeffersontown, Ky. and Steve Thompson of Brandenburg; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 16, 2008 from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Chris Thompson, Jason Thompson, Anthony Cheek, Josh Troutman, Jeremy Troutman and Bobby Thompson. Burial followed in Garnettsville Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be left at www.bjsfunerals. com.

Nina Rose Flaherty 1936-2008

Nina Rose Flaherty, 72, of Garrett, Ky., died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at her residence. She was born Nov. 14, 1935, the daughter of Fred Thomas and Willa Rachel Shacklette Prather. She was a retired bus driver for the Meade County School System with 22 years of service, the former owner of Country Cottage Consignments. She thoroughly enjoyed quilting, and dearly loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Clyde Flaherty. She is survived by four children, Mitzi (Gary) Allgeier of Ekron, Ky, Mike (Jackie) Flaherty of Garrett, Ky., Sherri (J.L.) Fackler of Webster, Ky., Terri (Phillip) Hobbs of Flaherty, Ky.; 11 beloved grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mattie B. Dowell; a special sister-in-law, Helen Prather; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. David Campbell officiating. Burial was in Buck Grove Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kosair Charities, 982 Eastern Parkway, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233-7370. Online condolences may be left at

Margaret Carol Weaver 1945-2008

Margaret Carol Weaver, 63, of Radcliff, Ky., died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wayne Weaver; and her brother Robert Kohlbeck. She is survived by a daughter, Stacey Lynn (Jimmie) Lea of Ft. Benning, Ga.; two sons, Larry Wayne (Cassandra) Weaver, II of Stephensburg, Ky., and Robert Alan (Montina) Weaver of Muldraugh, Ky.; two grandsons, Allan Basham and Anthony Weaver; seven granddaughters, Kristina Weaver, Johnnie Delilah Weaver, Debra Weaver, Alyssa Weaver, Destiney Weaver, Makayla Lea and Rebecca Lea; a great-grandson Kyran Basham; and her sister; Violet McAllister of Green Bay, Wisc. The funeral service was held on Monday, March 17, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Dan Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. The guest register may be signed at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clifford D. “Buddy” Herr 1936-2008

Clifford D. “Buddy” Herr, 72, of Bowling Green, Ky.,passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Bowling Green Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1935 in Louisville, Ky. to the late Walter Delbert Herr and Helen A. Pennington Herr. He was a Southern Baptist by faith. He loved the open road and driving his truck. He was known as “Ramblin Man” on the C.B. He was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Herr; his sister, Marie Wedding; and step-son Kevin Fields. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Lou Sigler Fields Herr of Bowling Green, Ky.; three daughters, Teresa Fields, Karen Kilburn and Dee Dee McAfee; two sons, Clifford W. Herr and Neal Herr; two sisters, Vicky McCrary and Christian Stinnett; a step-daughter, Angel Jones; two step-sons, David Fields and Keith Fields; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel in Bowling Green, Ky. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Brandenburg, Ky. Online condolences may be left at

Julia Fern Haney 1953-2008

Julia Fern Haney, 55, of Brandenburg, died Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Medco Center of Brandenburg. She was born August 11, 1952, the daughter of Claude E., Sr. and Gola Florence Eldridge Trent of Battletown, Ky. She was a member of Cold Spring Baptist Church. Mrs. Trent was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Edward Haney, Sr.; a sister, Ella Mae Trent; and a brother, Paul Allen Trent. She is survived by four children, Edward Lee Haney, Chester Edward Haney, Jr., Cynthia Lynn Adcock and Beth Ann Embrey, all of Brandenburg; her parents; one sister, Barbara Marquez, Elizabethtown, Ky.; four brothers, Robert Trent, Louisville, Claude Trent, Jr., Wolf Creek, Ky., Jeffrey Trent and Anthony Trent, Battletown, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Haley Adcock, Justin Embrey and Elizabeth Embrey. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 16, from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Padgett, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Marve Bennett Cemetery, Battletown, Ky., directed by Hager Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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Phyllis Margaret McNeely 1939-2008 Phyllis Margaret McNeely, 69, of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, March 17, 2008 at her home. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Radcliff, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents Gabriel and Dorothy Leturgez. She is survived by her husband, David Owen McNeely of Radcliff, Ky.; three sons, David Owen (Marie) McNeely of Middleburg, Fla., Dale Lee McNeely and Darrel Wayne McNeely, both of Radcliff, Ky.; 11 brothers and sisters; four grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. The funeral service was held on Thursday, March 20, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Chaplain Mary Jo Kruer officiating. Burial was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh. com. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bennie Leo Conder 1949-2008 Bennie Leo Conder, 59, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He retired from Phillip Morris Company in Louisville. He faithfully donated to Metro United Way for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Deborah Conder; three daughters, Debra Hughes, Pamela Conder and Rachel Conder, all of Radcliff; a son, Bennie Conder, Jr. of Radcliff; two sisters, Brenda Torres of Elizabethtown, Ky. and Sally Kessinger of Louisville; five granddaughters; and one great-grandson. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 19, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Odis Branson and Rev. Art Amburgey officiating. The guest register may be signed at

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Frank Slaughter 1935-2008 Frank Slaughter, 73, of Vine Grove, Ky. passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Alexander Rawlings and his father, William Earl Slaughter. He is survived by his wife Elsie Margaret Bennett Slaughter of Vine Grove, Ky.; two children, Connie Slaughter of Louisville and Steven Slaughter of Columbus, Ind.; his mother, Lula Slaughter; three grandchildren Raven Coley of Frankfort, Ky., Bailey-Ann Slaughter of Columbus, Ind. and Harry Riley Slaughter of Columbus, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 24, from the chapel of Coffey&Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. with Brother Robert E. “Chief” Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central with military honors. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, and after 10 a.m. the following Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Crusade For Children, Vine Grove Fire Department P.O. Box 1100 Louisville, KY 40201. Online condolences can be expressed online at










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Achievements Meade County HOSA

Meade County HOSA had 15 students compete at the 2008 state HOSA conference held March 6-8 in Louisville. All first, second and third place winners are eligible to represent the Meade County Area Technology Center at the 2008 National HOSA Conference in Dallas, Texas June 17–22. Results of the state competition are as follows: 1st place CPR/First Aid: Erika Brumitt and Whitley Hoskins; 2nd place Biomedical Debate Team: Caroline Wilson, Sherry Pike, Morgan Ackerman and Mallory Wathen; 3rd place HOSA Bowl: Lydia Curran, Haley Darnall, Megan McGehee and Jordan Warford. Meade County HOSA is also proud of the following competitors: Creative Problem Solving: Kayla Taylor, Brian Rule and Ethan Twigg; Sports Medicine: Zach Taulbee.

Rocklin’s Rockin’ Beer Barbeque Submitted by Rocklin Heath To submit your own recipe, email, This week’s Edible Heirloom submission comes from local entrepreneur Rocklin Heath, owner of The Finde It Shoppe in Brandenburg. Rocklin had her store’s grandopening last week and prepared this delicious dish for all who attended. Made from a recipe passed down from her grandmother, this savory delight incorporates beer, pork and beef for a one-of-a kind barbeque that will have mouth’s watering for miles around. Rocklin’s Rockin’ Beer Barbeque

4 lbs — pork roast, pork chops or pork ribs (or a combination totaling 4 lbs) 2 lbs — beef roast Soak meat in refrigerator overnight in: 1/2 cup — vinegar 1/2 cup — sugar 1 bottle — Worsteshire sauce 1 pinch — garlic powder 1 can — beer The next day, take marinated meat out of refrigerator and place into large stockpot. Boil on high-heat until meat falls apart. Shred mixture — then add: 2 bottles — ketchup 1 medium — diced onion 1/2 can — beer 1/4 tsp — ginger 1/4 tsp — allspice

Simmer for on low two hours and serve on fresh buns, on top of a corn-bread cake, or as a stand-alone main course. If you prefer, you can place all ingredients in a crock-pot and cook overnight for the same great tasting barbeque.

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Meade County SkillsUSA District Competition

On March 10, 42 students from the Meade County SkillsUSA Chapter traveled to the Elizabethtown Technical College to compete in the district competition. They were accompanied by four SkillsUSA advisors. More than 200 students competed in an effort to qualify for the state SkillsUSA competition, which will be held April 1–4 in Louisville. Students from Meade County competed in a number of leadership and skill events, which also included students from Grayson, Breckinridge, Marion, and Nelson counties and students from the Elizabethtown Technical College. Winners from the competition follow: Action Skills 1st Place Tyler McMahan; Automotive Technology 1st Place Jake Miller, 3rd Place Zach Greenwell; Carpentry 3rd Place Levi Singleton; Chapter Business Procedure 1st Place Team: Steven Hamlet, Tiffany Patterson, Jake Miller, Daniel Suits, Ethan Straney and Kevin Nowland; Creed 1st Place Isaac Seelye; Extemporaneous Speaking 3rd Place Kayla McIntosh; Firefighting1st Place Ethan Wright, 2nd Place Chelsey Noyes, 3rd Place Ben Curl; First Aid & CPR 1st Place Brandy Hiner. 2nd Place Tayler McMahan, 3rd Place Tyler McMahan; Heating & Air Conditioning 1st Place Daryl Troutman; Job Interview 2nd Place Jordan Roberts, 3rd Place Nick Fowler; Job Skill Demonstration; 1st Place Ben Curl, 2nd Place William Stallings; Opening & Closing Ceremony 1st Place Team: Ryan Fackler, Destinie Jupin, Brett Pike, Robert Pohlman, Cody Staples, Quinn Thomas and Deanna Swink; Quiz Bowl 2nd Place Team: Mark Anthony, Tyler Cummings, Daryl Troutman, Kyle Embry, and Kevin Logsdon; Welding 1st Place Adam Benham, 2nd Place C. J. Crow, 3rd Place Justin Powell. Also competing were : Thomas Roach in Job Interview; Cory Compton and Justin Mattingly in Spelling; Zach Crutcher and Aaron McCrary in Pin Design; Zach Greenwell and Dustin Ross in Related Technical Math; Kevin Logdson and Tyler Cummings in HVAC; John Rogers in Carpentry; and Richard Kelly in Automotive Technology. Plans are now in progress for 22 students to compete at the state level in April in order to qualify for national competition in Kansas City, Mo. in June.


Good Friday service at the Brandenburg United Methodist Church will be held at 7 p.m. Bethel United Methodist Church, Good Friday service at 7 p.m.


Wolf Creek Baptist Church will have an Easter egg hunt beginning at 3 p.m. bring your little ones and their Easter baskets and join the fun, for information call 422-2584. Every Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m., Payneville Baptist Church will have free movies, popcorn and games. Everyone welcome. For information call 496-4446 or 496-4635. Saturday Family Movie, Meade County Public Library, 1 p.m.


Wolf Creek Baptist Church will be celebrating Easter in a special way. Sunrise Service will be at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast together. Sunday school will follow at 10 a.m., then the morning worship will consist of Easter music at 11 a.m., everyone is welcomed. For information call 422-2584. Battletown Park will host a Sunrise Service Easter Morning starting at 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, come celebrate Christ with prayer service and music. Refreshments will be served following the services.


Pets in Need Society regular meeting will be at 7 p.m., at Little Dave’s restaurant. Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce is having a Spring Fling consisting of a community yard sale, flea market & crafts at the Optimist Park in Vine Grove. We are looking for vendors. For more information contact Donna Broadway at 270-877-2422. Game night at 6 p.m., at the Meade County Public Library.

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Inclement weather extends booth sales through March 22 Due to the heavy snowstorm, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is extending its cookie program an additional week. The final day to purchase Girl Scout Cookies is now March 22. The original cut-off date was March 16. “The wintry conditions prevented many girls from selling cookies,” said Wendy Schneider, Director of Finance for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. “We’re hoping that by adding another week, the girls will have the opportunity to sell and, therefore, gain the leadership and business skills associated with the cookie program.”


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Ekron Elementary School, Site Base Decision Making Council in the school library at 3:45 p.m. Melt Down Meade County Dinning Out, Meade County Cooperative Extension Office 6 p.m. St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi Catholic Church, blood drive, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., 110 Hwy 376, Payneville. Call 800-448-3543.


Book sale at the Meade County Public Library.


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Meeting for the newly formed Dulcimer Folk Music and Old Time Music Jamming Fest, at 7 pm in the Vine Grove Community Center. The group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The event is free and open to the public. Storytime every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library. Meade County Public Library, 6 p.m., Princess program. Rock Ridge Community block watch meeting will be held at the Meade County Fire Department, station 2 off KY 933. The community is encouraged to attend. For more information call George Eid, 828-6651.

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By Jorena D. Faulkner

Since the late 70s, Ray’s Ford-Mercury-ChryslerDodge-Jeep has been a staple of the Brandenburg commerce scene. The family owned and operated dealership — located at 385 Bypass Road — has become somewhat of a local landmark not only for its quality new and pre-owned vehicles or the professional sales and service, but for the authentic family atmosphere that welcomes all who enter the premises. President and owner/ dealer Raymond Cottrell, Sr. — affectionately called “Ray Sr.” by everyone he meets — has been servicing the Brandenburg area for over 30 years with his special brand of homespun goodwill and focused customer satisfaction. A native of Virginia, Cottrell kept finding himself within Kentucky lines throughout his 24-year military career. Joining the United States Army as an infantryman at age 15, he served in the Korean War, the Berlin Airlift, the Cuban missile crisis, Europe and Vietnam — to name a few — before retiring as a highly decorated Command Sergeant Major in 1972. “My first visit to Kentucky was in 1949,” Cottrell said. “I went into the military and took basic training at Fort Knox. I was sent to places like Germany, Vietnam and Korea, and each time I’d come back to Fort Knox for a stateside assignment and found I really liked Kentucky. So when I retired at Fort Knox in 1972, I stayed here.” Cottrell says he didn’t initially plan to go into the car

dealership industry after retirement, however after a short stint with the Teamsters Union, a friend gave him a break that would change his destiny. “I needed something to do,” Cottrell said. “I went to work with the Teamsters Union in Bowling Green, but that was seasonal work — contract road work. I worked down there for one season, which was about nine months. So I went to see a friend of mine at the old Knox Ford in Muldraugh, and I asked him about working in the service station — he had a Gulf service station — and he asked me if I would sell cars for him. I told him I didn’t know much about selling vehicles. I didn’t think I was any type of a salesperson.” Cottrell surprised even himself when he sold 42 cars his first month on the job. “I just kept selling until I opened my own business up in Muldraugh — Ray’s Used Cars,” he said. “I found that I really enjoyed it. You get to meet some good people in the car business … you really do.” With continued dedication and a vision for a future in the auto sales industry, Ray Sr. opened Ray’s Ford in Brandenburg in May of 1979, and the rest — as they say — is history. Due to his tenacity and professionalism, Cottrell forged a name for himself within the Kentucky auto dealer industry, leading to an appointment of a threeyear-term as a chairman of the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission in 1987. The Motor Vehicle Commission consists of 12 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the governor. The commission is responsible for

regulating the licensing and conduct of motor vehicle dealers, sales people, manufacturers, distributors and their representatives within the commonwealth. Each governor since 1987 has reappointed Cottrell to the position. Cottrell says he enjoys his appointment because the commission protects the consumer if they have a problem. Customer satisfaction is critical says Cottrell, and he feels the key to customer satisfaction comes with treating everyone like family. “What we try to do is be friendly to everybody,” Cottrell said. “And treat everybody just like we would want to be treated. If we have a customer, we should plan to keep that customer forever. It’s a family business and we’re all considered to be one family. We support the community. The city and local government supports our businesses … I think Brandenburg is the ideal place to open a business. We plan to be here — family-wise — forever.” Cottrell likes to keep his employees as satisfied as his customers, stating that a majority of his workforce have been employed with Ray’s Ford for a long time. His son, Ray Jr., has been working at the dealership since he was 15-years-old. Learning the business from the ground up, Ray Jr. started as a janitor and moved up through each department over the years to become the current General Manager of Ray’s Ford. “He’s a lot of help,” Cottrell said of his son. “When I retire, he’ll become the owner/dealer.” Office manager Connie Sermonis has been a member of the Ray’s Ford family

Think wisely when investing, spending stimulus payments By Jennifer Benham CEA for Family and Consumer Sciences

This summer many Kentuckians will receive a check from the federal government as part of an effort to stimulate the national economy. Before these checks arrive, think about what will be the best use of this money for you and your family. Spending the money on vacations or new items for your family may not be the best choice. If you have credit card or other debt, paying down that would be a better use of the income for your own economic future. Another option may be to invest the money. You could also split the payment with some going to pay off bills, some going to investments and some left for the family to use as it chooses. It is estimated 130 million U.S. households will receive payments ranging from $300 to $600 for an individual and $600 to $1,200 for couples filing jointly. Taxpayers’ eligibility and

the size of stimulus payments they will receive will vary according to income and family situations. Eligible taxpayers may receive an additional $300 for each qualifying child. To qualify a child must be under age 17. The stimulus payment — both the basic component and the additional funds for qualifying children — begins to phase out for individuals with adjusted gross incomes greater than $75,000 and married couples who file a joint return with adjusted gross incomes greater than $150,000. The combined payment is reduced by 5 percent of the income above these income thresholds. Most people will not have to do anything to get the payment other than file a 2007 federal income tax return. These returns will be used to determine eligibility and calculate the amount of the stimulus payments. However, people receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement or veterans’ benefits as well as taxpayers who do not make enough money to normally

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have to file a 2007 tax return will need to file in order to receive the economic stimulus payment. The Internal Revenue Service will begin sending these checks in May. The agency’s Web site www.irs. gov, contains eligibility and other information about the stimulus payments. The IRS will be mailing two informational notices to taxpayers advising them of the payments. However, be alert for tax rebate scams such as telephone calls or e-mails claiming to be from the IRS and asking for sensitive information. According to an IRS news release, they will not call or e-mail taxpayers about these payments nor will they be asking for financial information. Scam e-mails and information about scam calls should be forwarded to phishing@irs. gov. For more information on these payments, check out the IRS Web site or for more financial resource management contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service.


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Friday, March 21, 2008

The News Standard - A7

Accurately using small quantities of pesticides By Andy Mills CEA for Agriculture and Natural Resources Backpack and handheld sprayers are often used around the farm or home to treat small areas or a few infested trees. However, most pesticide labels focus on mixing and applying pesticide in quantities that far exceed the sizes of common backpack and handheld sprayers. As a result, accurate conversions must be made to avoid a spray mix or application rate that could result in a treatment that is either stronger than recommended or too weak to be effective. A University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service publication has been developed to help homeowners make accurate treatments. Two factors influence the accuracy of conversions: properly measuring pesticides (especially dry pesticides) to be added to the mix, and applying the correct amount of that pesticide for the desired outcome.


Accurate conversions must be made to avoid a spray mix or application rate that could result in a treatment that is either stronger than recommended or too weak to be effective, writes Andy Mills, CEA for Agriculture and Natural Resources. The rates for liquid pesticides tend to be easy to convert from large to small quantities because they can be measured in common units such as fluid ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, or milliliters. However, dry chemicals, such as wettable

powders or dry flowables, are difficult to measure without accurate scales, which most growers and homeowners do not have. In addition, since dry materials have different densities, simple conversions are likely to be inaccurate.

High-density pesticides occupy a smaller volume compared to low-density pesticides, and using anything other than actual weights for each product will result in mixtures that are either stronger or weaker than necessary.

Farmers may be eligible to receive disaster assistance Submitted by FEMA

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky farmers in 58 counties who sustained losses to their farm dwellings, machinery and other farm structures related to the February tornadoes, storms and flooding may, if eligible, receive financial assistance, including low-interest emergency loans, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to help them restore agricultural operations. People in 15 Kentucky counties became eligible to be considered for various disaster assistance programs of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and others. The 15 counties now eligible for individual assistance through FEMA programs are Allen, Bath, Christian, Fayette, Hardin, Harrison, Hart, Hopkins, Meade, Mercer, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Nicholas, Shelby and Spencer. Farmers in these counties may also apply to the SBA for long term low interest loans for storm-related damage to their personal residence. Disaster farm loss assistance in those counties, as well as all counties contiguous to them, is managed by

FSA. Farmers residing in the following contiguous counties who sustained stormrelated losses are also eligible to be considered for FSA emergency help: Anderson, Barren, Bourbon, Boyle, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Clark, Cumberland, Edmonson, Garrard, Grayson, Green, Jefferson, Jessamine, Larue, Logan, Madison, McLean, Metcalfe, Nelson, Ohio, Scott, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Warren, Washington, Woodford, Bracken, Crittenden, Fleming, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Menifee, Montgomery, Oldham, Pendleton, Robertson, Rowan and Webster. FSA may make emergency loans to farmers and ranchers (owners or tenants) who were operating and managing a farm or ranch at the time of the disaster. These loans are limited to the amount necessary to compensate for actual losses to essential property and/or production capacity. Farmers and ranchers may also apply for cost-sharing grants for emergency conservation programs such as debris removal from crop/ pasture lands, repairs to land/water conservation structures, and permanent fencing. Further information is available from FSA. “The February storms damaged farm buildings

and fences and felled trees through much of Kentucky,” state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “This came on top of losses Kentucky farmers incurred as a result of a drought and a late freeze in 2007. We are grateful to the federal government for making emergency loans and disaster aid available to our farmers.” Farmers interested in applying for assistance should contact their local FSA county office. FEMA coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, economic status or retaliation. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, you should call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or contact your State Office of Equal Rights. If suspicious of any abuse of FEMA programs, please contact the fraud hotline at 800-323-8603. For more information on Kentucky’s disaster recovery, visit or

Commodities Kentuckiana Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, March 17, 2008

Receipts: 583 head Slaughter cows: % Lean Weight Price High Dressing Low Dressing Breaker 75-80 1065-1725 46.00-52.50 56.00-57.50 No Report Boner 80-85 940-1210 42.00-50.50 No Report No Report Lean 85-90 800-1140 31.50-38.00 No Report No Report Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. Weights Carcass Boning % Price 1 2145 78-79 62.50 2 1370-2160 76-77 54.50-62.50 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 200-300 240 115.00-118.00 116.12 21 300-400 345 113.00-120.00 117.53 22 400-500 413 105.00-118.00 114.58 Stock Cows 10 500-600 522 97.50-105.00 101.12 Medium and Large 1-2: 22 500-600 559 105.00 105.00 3 600-700 663 85.00-90.00 88.34 5-7 year old cows, 7-8 months bred: 30 600-700 625 101.10 101.10 No Test 5 700-800 731 86.00-90.00 87.42 Aged Cows: 38 700-800 751 92.50-94.85 93.50 No Test 1 900-1000 920 73.50 73.50 1 1200-1300 1215 77.00 77.00 Stock Cows and Calves: Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 9 300-300 291 100.00-107.50 100.83 Cows 3-5 years old with 50-100 31 400-400 346 97.00-105.50 102.77 lb. calves at side: 30 500-500 444 90.00-102.00 93.75 No Test 21 600-600 524 84.50-86.50 85.42 18 900-600 544 94.50 94.50 Baby Calves: 8 900-700 628 79.50-82.00 80.94 30 900-700 664 87.00-90.00 89.52 Beef baby: 22 900-800 776 85.00-87.25 85.99 125.00-175.00 per head 1 700-900 875 71.00 71.00 Weaned: Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 175.00-185.00 per head 3 200-300 268 95.00-97.00 95.68 3 300-400 342 93.50-95.00 94.47 8 400-500 463 78.50-89.00 84.62 4 500-600 550 80.00-82.00 81.51 Owensboro Grains 2 600-700 653 75.00 75.00 Owensboro Market Report per 2 700-800 740 64.50 64.50 bushel for Wednesday Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 4 300-400 380 104.00-113.00 107.51 March 19, 2008 14 400-500 444 99.00-114.00 106.22 19 500-600 546 92.00-99.00 94.80 Soybeans Unavailable 21 600-700 633 87.00-89.00 88.45 9 700-800 724 70.00-84.00 79.44 Corn Unavailable 2 800-900 812 71.50-72.00 71.75 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 3 300-400 347 97.00-100.00 87.23 7 400-500 463 91.00-95.00 71.50 7 500-600 567 89.50-91.00 71.81

Most labels list the application rate either on a “per acre” basis (derived from 400 gallons of diluted spray per acre), or on a “per 100 gal” basis. The 100-gallon rate is easier to use, since it doesn’t require determining the acreage to be sprayed. When it comes to herbicides, label recommended spray volumes are much smaller, such as 5 to 40 gallons-per-acre. In this UK publication, a 20-gallon per acre rate has been selected in determining the amounts needed for 1-, 3-, or 5-gal spray volumes. This rate is a mid-range value applicable for most herbicides. Growers and homeowners must make sure that their sprayers are calibrated to deliver a 20-gallon rate. If not calibrated, the error in herbicide delivery will be magnified when using small-volume sprays. For example, a grower spraying the equivalent of 10-gallons per acre will actually apply twice as much pesticide as needed compared to spraying with a 20-gallon rate. Calibration must be tested

and practiced often to ensure proper application rate. Here are some helpful hints. Make sure the pesticide concentration and formulation you are using exactly matches those found in this publication. Some of the pesticides may be out of circulation or may be found in various formulations. If a pesticide is available in more than one dry formulation, do not assume the values presented for one formulation are applicable to all. Values are presented in teaspoons for 1- and 3-gallon and in tablespoons for 5-gallon whenever possible. In some instances where the rate is high, resulting in large teaspoon values, the numbers have been converted to cups. Reminder: 1 cup is equal to 16 tablespoons or 48 teaspoons. For a copy of UK publication HO-83, Dry Pesticide Rates for Handheld Sprayers, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service.

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Aletia Danielle Padgett, 23, to Joshua Thomas Travis, 27, both of Vine Grove, Ky. Olga Iris Davila, 54, to Winnie Webster Miller, Jr., 59 both of Vine Grove, Ky. Brittney Danielle Nugent, 19, to William Allen Glatkowski, II, 22, both of Brandenburg. Kristi-Ann Nohealani Kamauna Hannah, 33, to George William Bonney, 35, both of Brandenburg. Tammy Joann Johnston, 44, of Vine Grove to Carl Dean Allen, 47 of Ekron. Carrie Lynne Board, 28 of Irvington to Eric Wayne Ledford, 29 of Brandenburg.

Deed Transfers

Remona Miller to Christy J. Green and Anthony Green, 0.919 acre in Meade County, deed tax $70. Phillips Brothers of Hardin County, Inc. Ronnie Knott and Betty Knott, Lot 21A of Rolling Hills Subdivision, deed tax $25. Estate of Marie C. McGehee by Chris McGehee and Joseph C. McGehee to Chris McGehee, property in Meade County. Steve Redmon Construction, Inc. to David Gene and Francine C. Moore, 266 Shot Hunt Road, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $167.50. WM Specialty Mortgage, L.L.C. to Marty Claycomb, married, Tract 49 of Robbins Estates, deed tax $54. Robert E. Cummings to Josiah M. Bartlett and Lonna M. Bartlett, property in Meade County, deed tax $148. Dennis Keeling and Yvonne Keeling to Denise Wilson, married, Lot 18 of Happy Hollow Subdivision, deed tax $17. Brian Heavrin to Rubye Rachel Heavrin, single and Kenneth P. Heavrin, Jr., married, Lot 11 & 18 of Buckner Heights Subdivision, deed tax $10. Cathy Wilkins to Louinda Allen, Tract 20 of Country Scene Subdivision. James E. Morse to Jerry Hardesty and Carolyn Hardesty, property in Meade County, deed tax $35. Jeff Nott and Joyce Nott to Dennis M. Black, 161 Ester Court, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $162. Citi Group/Consumer Finance, Inc. to Stephen H. Hawkins, Property in Meade County, deed tax $52.50. Ronald Leo Foushee and Deborah M. Foushee to Fred Sipes, Lot 2 of Foushee Division, deed tax $154. Sean Houle and Amanda Houle to Kristian H. Coates, Sr. and Brook A. Coates, 59 McCoy, Ekron, Ky., deed tax $87. Lasalie Bank National Association as Trustee for Certificate Holders of EMC Mortgage Loan Trust 2004-B, Mortgage Loan Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004-B to Marty Claycomb, Lot 34 of the Buckler Knobs Subdivision, deed tax $30. James C. Lawson and Margaret Lawson to Everett & Allie’s Gift Shoppe, LLC, Property in Meade County, deed tax $134. Clifford R. Zimmerman and Linda Zimmerman to Robert Carter, Lot 11 of Livers Estates, deed tax $130. Ronald D. Offutt and Anna Offutt to Michael A. Porcelli and Karla A. Porcelli, Lot 971 of Wildflower Subdivision in Doe Valley, deed tax $2. Ronald D. Offutt and Anna Offutt to Michael A. Porcelli and Karla A. Porcelli, Lot 712 of Wildflower Subdivision in Doe Valley, deed tax $206.50. Lillian Thomas to Ronald R. Thomas, 7.751 acres on Welson Road. Lotslots, LLC to Linda Aldrich, Lot 95 in Hickory Hills in Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $2. Steven Dale Runner to James S. Redmon and Brenda J. Redmon, Lot 30 of Section II of Flaherty Heights Subdivision, deed tax $39.50.

Building Permits

03/14/08 Frank Fetters, 165 Rosewood Drive, Vine Grove, Ky., garage $27.50. 03/17/08 Todd Priddy, 345 Sunset Drive, Vine Grove, Ky., garage. 03/18/08 Nicole Stephenson, 1622 Cedar Flat Road, Battletown, Ky., single wide 80’. 03/18/08 Shawn Cathey, 65 Carlton Court, Vine Grove, Ky., pool. 03/18/08 Snappy Tomato, 149 Old Mill Road, Brandenburg, Ky., remodel $55. 03/18/08 Boone Cleaners, 151 Old Mill Road, Brandenburg, Ky., remodel $55. 03/18/08 Agri Fuel, 153 Old Mill Road, Brandenburg, Ky., remodel $55

Brandenburg Police Department

03/12/08 3:34 p.m. Judy Thomp-

son of Brandenburg, was stopped at the stop sign on Howard Drive and Old Ekron road in a 2003 Ford. Tonia O’Neil of Brandenburg was traveling west on Old Ekron road in a 1997 Dodge. Ms. O’Neil turned her right side turning signal on and Ms. Thompson thought that Ms. O’Neil was about to turn right onto Howard drive and pulled out and collided with Ms. O’Neil. Both vehicles received minor to moderate damage. Report BPD08029 was filed by Officer Young.

Meade County Sheriff Department

03/07/08 5:45 p.m. John Provost, Jr. of Brandenburg, was westbound on Kentucky 1638 in a 2006 Ford pick-up when he lost control of his vehicle after hitting a patch of ice on the overpass. Mr. Provost struck Steven Heibert of Brandenburg, who was traveling eastbound in a 1993 Chevrolet. Both vehicles were towed with moderate damage. Report 08-0078 was filed by Officer Wright. 03/09/08 2:22 p.m. Michael Hamilton of Brandenburg, was eastbound on US 60 in a 2004 Nissan Xterra when he turned his left signal on and was attempting to make a U-turn using a driveway on the westbound side of the road. Patricia Morrison of Ekron, was in 2005 Kia Spectra when she stated that Mr. Hamilton made a U-turn in front of her. Ms. Morrison applied her brakes but the roadway was wet from the melting snow and she struck Mr. Hamilton in the side. Both vehicle’s were towed with moderate damage. Report 08-0076 was filed by Officer Robinson. 03/10/08 5:36 p.m. Thomas Rose, Jr. of Rineyville, was east on Drake road when he lost control in a curve and slid into Marilyn Roe of Vine Grove. Mr. Rose’s 1988 Toyota pick-up was towed from the scene with minor to moderate damage. Ms. Roe’s 1999 Toyota received moderate damage. Report 08-0080 was filed by Officer Stinebruner. 03/13/08 7:46 a.m. Kurtis Perkins of Ekron, was traveling westbound on Kentucky 144 in a 2000 Chevy Blazer. Debra Shepard of Brandenburg, was traveling eastbound on Kentucky 144 in a 1996 Ford Explorer. Mr. Perkins stated that he and Mr. Shepard sideswiped. A witness stated that she saw Mr. Perkins cross the centerline toward Ms. Shepard who lost control trying to avoid a collision. Ms. Shepard went off the westbound side of the roadway over an embankment and overturning several times. Ms. Shepard’s vehicle was towed from the scene with severe damage. Mr. Perkin’s vehicle received moderate damage. Report 08-0079 was filed by Officer Robinson. 03/13/08 8:14 p.m. Todd Eaton was driving a 2000 GM owned by AA Collision when he parked at 145 Allen road. The vehicle rolled down and hit the front of a mobile home that was owned by William Bevill. Mr. Eaton stated that the brake was on. Report 08-0082 was filed by Officer Stinebruner. 03/16/08 1:00 a.m. Roseanna Bejosano of Vine Grove, was traveling on Kentucky 1238 in a 1999 Toyota Camary when a deer ran into her path. She swerved to miss the deer and lost control of her car and ran off the roadway and struck a fence. Ms. Bejosano vehicle received minor to moderate damages. The fence was owned by J. Mills. Report 08-0083 was filed by Officer Graham.

District Court 03/05/08

Samuel D. King, 22, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled guilty, fine $200 plus cost, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days (credited with 2 days), 90 days license suspension. Levi J. Stith, 28, no tail lamps; operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/19/08. Mary Jo Hockman, 33, careless driving; operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/12/08. Kellie N. Sewell, 23, motion to withdraw plea entered-remanded. Johnnie L. Brown, 43, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Patrick W. Kullman, III, 18, criminal littering-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/19/08. Catherine Ann Swink, 39, possession of marijuana-pled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, possess no alcohol, ill-drugs/ drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Jennifer Rae Hayes, 24, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1


day, no public offenses, write no checks. Lula Carrol, 32, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, write no checks Shawn Michael Kwiatkowski, 25, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, write no checks. Kenny L. Hurt, 29, assault 4th degree domestic violence no visible injury; disorderly conduct 1st degree; alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd; criminal mischief 3rd degree-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/12/08. Craig Anthony Wieber, 26, speeding 16 mph over limit; failure to produce insurance card; no/ expired registration plates; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; giving officer false name or address-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/19/08. Jonathon K. Douglas, 20, operating on suspended/revoked operators license-amended to no operator license in possession-pled guilty fine $50 plus costs. Brenda Jordon, 46, speeding 26 mph over-refer to caps program per county attorney. Molly A. Tabor, 22, following another vehicle too closely; failure to produce insurance card; operating vehicle with expired operators license-failure to appear. Kevin T. Bolin, 48, no/expired registration plates-pled guilty, fine $25 plus cost; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance-pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Daniel A. Wagner, 25, speeding 23 mph over limit-refer to cats program per county attorney; failure to produce insurance carddismissed on proof shown. Keith A. Jefferies, 49, operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/19/08. Darren L. Clarkson, 38, operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 5 days (5 days credited), no public offenses, not to operate motor vehicle without valid license and insurance. Lori Carter, 32, 5 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/26/08. Sylvia R. Jekel, 46, 4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, consecutively, no public offense, write no checks. Sylvia R. Jekel, 46, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, consecutively, no public offense, write no checks. Leslie A. West, 25, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, consecutively, no public offense, write no checks Lawrence W. Compton, 37, terroristic threatening-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/19/08. Joshua Dale Clark, 27, no/ expired registration plates-pled guilty fine $25 plus cost; failure of owner to maintain required insurance-pled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (credited with 8 days), no public offenses, not to operate motor vehicle without valid license and insurance. Nathan Wayne Sipes, 34, receiving stolen property over $300-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 03/12/08. Joshua Dismang, 18, alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/12/08. Maggie M. Ammons, 53, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/02/08. Michael Pfeiffer, 24, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/02/08. Jeri Decker, 32, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury; wanton endangerment 1st degree-continued 03/19/08. Cindy L. Misner, 46, local county ordinance-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Emily Padgett, 21, harboring a vicious animal; 2 counts of dogs to be licensed; 2 counts of dogs to be vaccinated against rabies-continued 04/30/08. Stacey Lee Jupin, 34, non support-continued 04/02/08. Michael Jerald Dutschke, 49, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Stephanie R. Basham, 27, license to be in possession; failure to produce insurance card-defer probation till 6/04/08. Dennis William House, Jr., 30, insurance review-continued 09/10/08.

Friday, March 21, 2008 David Yates, 39, speeding 16 mph over limit-pled guilty fine $32 plus costs; operating suspended/revoked operators licensepled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance; failure to wear seatbeltspled guilty fine $25. Douglas Edward Allen, Sr., 47, assault 4th degree domestic violence no visible injury-continued 03/12/08. Maggie M. Ammons, 53, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 04/02/08. Heather L. Thomas, 20, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offensecontinued 03/12/08. Jordon L. Roberts, 18, criminal mischief 3rd degree; criminal trespassing 3rd degree-continued 03/26/08. Angela Kay Martin, 28, possess control substance 3rd degree 1st offense; controlled substance prescription not in original container 1st-continued 03/12/08. Ruth Ann Straney, possession of marijuana; controlled substance prescription not in original container 2nd; possess controlled substance 3rd degree 1st offensecontinued 03/12/08. Carroll S. Garvey, Jr., 28, possession of marijuana-pled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 14 days (credited), no public offenses, possess no alcohol, illdrugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Rebecca Tripp, 30, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security-amended to failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance-pled guilty, 90-days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Jeremy Sean Cummins, 34, careless driving; operating vehicle with expired operators license; operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-continued 03/12/08. Christopher Allen Perks, 40, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance 1st; failure to comply; instructional permit-continued 03/19/08. Crystal Ann Cundiff, 25, careless driving; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; operator motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-continued 03/12/08. Brandon Mark Jaggers, 25, speeding 15 mph over limit; improper equipment; failure to produce insurance card-continued 03/19/08. Carl J. Logsdon, 49, disregarding stop sign-pled guilty, fine $20 plus costs. Daniel C. Krueger, 21, failure to dim headlights; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-continued 05/21/08. Mark Anthony Collins, 33, stalking 2nd degree-continued 03/12/08. Mark Anthony Collins, 33, terroristic threatening 3rd degreecontinued 03/12/08. Cynthia Lynn Pike, 41, speeding 26 mph over/greater-amended to 15 mph over-pled guilty, fine $30 plus costs; failure of owner to maintain required insurance 2ndpled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no driving without valid operators license and insurance, fine $1,000. Cynthia Lynn Pike, 41, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 3rd offense-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days, consecutively, no public offenses, no operating motor vehicle without valid license and insurance, fine $1,500. Mikalynn Marie Elder, 28, disorderly conduct 2nd degree-continued 03/19/08. Mikalynn Marie Elder, 28, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-continued 03/19/08. Sandra Marie Coyle, 46, probation revocation hearing-7 days jail revoked. Sandra Marie Coyle, 46, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st-pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid operators license and insurance; driving on dui suspended license 1st offense-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days (8 days credited), no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, possess no alcohol and ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt-dismissed on proof. Michael F. Faro, 41, probation revocation hearing-continued 03/12/08. Michael F. Faro, 41, operating on suspended/revoked operators license-continued 03/12/08. Susan Conrad Ammons, 40, probation revocation hearing-continued 04/09/08. Susan Celeste Conrad, 40,

4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 04/09/08. Susan Celeste Conrad, 40, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 04/09/08. Sean Christopher Jackson, 25, probation revocation hearing-continued 03/12/08. Sean Christopher Jackson, 25, no/expired registration plates; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-continued 03/12/08. Hope E. Delaney, 37, probation violation-continued 05/14/08. Joshua Paul Lynch, 21, probation violation-failure to appear. Tammy Angela Corcoran, 39, probation violation-remand per county attorney. Jacob Edward Hall, 34, probation violation-continued 03/12/08. Donnie C. Allen, 22, fleeing or evading police 1st degree; carrying a concealed weapon; alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd; 3 counts of assault 1st degree police officer; resisting arrest; 3 counts of criminal mischief 2nd degree-continued 03/26/08. Kimberly Jo West, 37, flagrant non support-amended to criminal non support-pled guilty, 12 months probated 2 years, no public offenses, pay child support as court ordered. Virgil E. Satterfield, 27, flagrant non support-continued 04/02/08. Scotty Manson Collins, 32, receiving stolen property over $300; theft by unlawful taking from auto <$300; criminal mischief 3rd degree-continued 03/12/08. Brian Keith Taulbee, 23, receiving stolen property over $300; criminal mischief 2nd degree-continued 03/12/08. Kevin David Hurt, 33, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 2nd offensecontinued 03/12/08. Dennis Martin Hill, Jr., 28, fleeing or evading police 1st degree; fleeing or evading police 2nd degree; wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer; reckless driving; failure to notify address change to department of transportation; resisting arrest; receiving stolen property over $300-continued 03/12/08. Allan Wayne Hill, 29, possession of burglary tools; receiving stolen property over $300-continued 03/12/08. Diane Keys Sipes, 44, obstructed vision and/or windshield; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 2nd offensecontinued 03/12/08. Drew A. Berkefeld, 22, receiving stolen property over $300-probable cause found, held to grand jury 03/10/08. Michael L. Knights, Jr., 28, operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years no public offenses, not to operate a motor vehicle without valid license and insurance,, possess no alcohol, illdrugs/drug paraphernalia, fine $100 plus costs. Michael D. McAnallen, 18, truancy student 18 but not yet 21-continued 06/18/08.

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Aaron H. Schutt, 29, reckless driving-dismissed on commonwealth motion; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled gulity, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days (9 hours credit), 90 day license suspension. Paul Kevin Trulock, 34, reckless driving; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs 2nd offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/12/08. Joshua Bennett Smith, 27, 2 poss controlled substance 1st degree; use/possess drug paraphernalia-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 03/26/08. Matthew William Jackson, 28, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offense, write no checks. Clinton Edward Rider, 28, use/ possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense-pled not guilty pretrial 03/26/08. Bridget D. Roth, 20, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Stephenae Kay Brown, 52, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled not guilty, defer probation 12 months. Michael Dale Brown, 54, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled not guilty, defer probation 12 months. Gregory Dennis Timberlake II, 30, theft by unlawful taking-gasoline 1st offense-pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years after serving 3 days (4 hours credit), no public offenses, stay away from Doe Valley Express. Allen T. Kinder, 31, 27 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 03/26/08.


Friday, March 21, 2008

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Domestic violence victims must move out, seek counseling

QUESTION: I have a friend who is a frequent victim of spousal abuse. How would she go about dealing with her husband’s problem? DR. DOBSON: The principles of “Love Must be Tough” offer the best response to an abusive husband. They begin with a recognition that behavior does not change when things are going smoothly. If change is to occur, it usually does so in a crisis situation. Thus, a crisis must be created and managed very carefully. After moving out and making it clear that the woman has no intention of returning, the ball moves to her husband’s court. If he never responds, she never returns. If it takes a year, or five years, then so be it. He has to want her badly enough to face his problem and to reach out to her. When (and if) her husband

acknowledges that he has an abusive behavior pattern and promises to deal with it, negotiations can begin. A plan can be agreed upon that involves intensive Christian counseling with a person of the wife’s choosing. She should not return home until the counselor concludes that she will be safe and that the husband is on the way to recovery. Gradually, they put their relationship back together. QUESTION: Many of our friends have begun to homeschool their children with seemingly positive results. My wife and I are considering this possibility as well but aren’t quite sure. What are your views on this educational option? What would you do in my shoes? DR. DOBSON: This is a subject on which my mind has changed dramatically over the years. There was

a time when I subscribed home-schooled individuals wholeheartedly to the notion often gain entrance to the that early formal childhood most prestigious universities education was vital and colleges in the to the child’s intellec- Focus on country. What partual well-being. That ents can teach young was widely believed the family children in informal in the sixties and sevone-on-one interacenties. I no longer tions surpasses what accept that idea and their little minds can favor keeping kids absorb sitting among with their parents 25 age-mates in a for a longer time. Dr. classroom. Raymond Moore, auYou asked what thor of “School Can I would do in your James Wait” and an early shoes. If Shirley and Dobson I were raising our leader of the homeschooling movement, children again, we had a great influence on me would home-school them at in this regard. least for the first few years! The research now validates the wisdom of keeping QUESTION: Would you boys and girls in a protected speak to the impact of what environment until they have has been called, “the absenachieved a greater degree of tee father” — especially durmaturity. Not only do they ing the tougher years of adobenefit emotionally from lescence? that delay, but they typiDR. DOBSON: It is stating cally make better progress the obvious, I suppose, to say academically. That’s why that fathers are desperately

Be thankful for a peaceful home

“Like a bird that is far from its nest is a man who is far from his home.” —Proverbs 27:8

I am a hopeless introvert. Unlike extroverts who get fired up by crowds and dread a minute without interpersonal stimulation, we introverts gain our strength to be with people by withdrawing from them from time to time. While I do enjoy being with people, when I have to go without long periods of quiet in my own space, I get restless, irritable and even panicky. Every bone in my body wants to go home where it is quiet. Recently, I had to take a weeklong, out-of-state, work-related trip. We made a total of 17 calls on people that required an incredible amount of grinning and pressing the flesh. I am told

that I am good at it, but if for many people I know. the truth be known, it is like Many people go home giving blood if it goes on too every night filled with long. Even though I dread and anxiety had great traveling where they have Encouraging to live with strife, companions, toward Words the end of the week, violence and terror. I was desperate to They never know get home and be by what awaits them myself for a while. when they open When I opened the door. Even their the door and put sleep is interrupted down my suitcases, with cursing and I walked from room threats. Many are the to room like a man victims of spouse, elRonald who finally found a derly or child abuse. watering hole after They live in “bomb Knott a long desert trek. shelters,” only the I even thought of “bomb” is on the inpulling a “Pope John Paul side of the shelter. II” — getting down on my Many older people live hands and feet to kiss the in chronic loneliness, not by carpet! choice, but by circumstancI realize how blessed I am es. They roam from room to to have a place of my own, room, looking out the wina refuge, a port in a storm, dow in the desperate hope a place to be at peace. It has that their kids may drop not always been that way by, only to be disappointed for me and it is not that way over and over again. Some

A firm foundation for faith

Psalm 119: 89 says, “ For- Word, the Bible, The Scripever, O Lord, Your word is tures are a collection of 66 settled in heaven” (NKJV). books written over a span The basis for our of more than fifteen relationship with hundred years by a Divine the Lord is faith. Guidance diverse group of auYet God does not thors among them a demand blind faith farmer, a tax collecfrom us; He genertor, a doctor, a fishously provides us erman, the child of a with sufficient evislave, and a king yet dence to support a they join together thoughtful, rational seamlessly, firmly decision to believe interlocking to reDan in Him and trust veal a remarkable His promises. Some Newton story. of this evidence He The Bible is unestablished at Creparalleled in its ation, some of it He merits as a reliable has demonstrated over time, historical document. Histoand some of it He continues rians use several measures to reveal to us on a day to to determine whether an day basis. ancient text is trustworthy, One of the strongest, most including the age of the tangible pieces of evidence manuscript and the numGod has given us is His ber of copies that exist. By

these pedigree of the Bible is outstanding. The Bible has more claim to truth than any college text book on world history. You can trust that what the Bible says is true. God has given us His Word, a document that He has caused to survive intact through the ages, which will always remain to testify to His existence, His goodness, and His faithfulness. The Scriptures stand as a rock solid foundation for our faith and a conduit of God’s daily grace for our lives. Remember to attend the church of your choice this Sunday. If you don’t have a church home, come by and visit with us at our 11 a.m. service. Rev. Dan Newton is the Pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

have only the sound of televisions and early bedtimes to distract them and ease their pain. Many sleep every night with one eye open, terrorized by the possibility of being a victim of violent crime. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there are 600,000 Americans who have no home at all. They live in the woods on the outskirts of cities, under bridges, in parks and even in subway tunnels. They have a three times higher risk of death than the general population and about one-third of them suffer from schizophrenia or manic-depressive illness. “May the Lord grant each of you … a home in which you will find rest.” (Ruth 1:9) Father Knott, a Meade County native, is a priest from the Archdiocese of Louisville.

the child and the dog behind. ax beside the door, the trapA blizzard suddenly came per in rage and anger quickly and the trapper had to take killed the dog. refuge in a hollowed out tree. Looking around the cabin Night began to fall the trapper scanned and the temperature Pastor’s the scene to find what began to drop. The might have been left next day the trapper Spotlight of his son. Hearing a made his way back sound from a corner to the cabin through near the bed, the trapthe deep snow, wonper discovered his son dering about his inwas safe. Just where fant son. did the blood come As he neared the from that covered his cabin, he could see dog? Then the trapthat the door was per had noticed some Randy open. As he stepped of the furniture tipped Johnson over and items in the inside he saw the dog covered in cabin strewn around. blood. The young father’s There, lying behind a turned blood froze in his veins. His over chair was a dead wolf. dog had turned wild and had The trapper was overcome killed his son. Picking up the with grief as he realized the Providing coverage for all your insurance needs

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by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Judah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Revelation 4, what stone resembles the rainbow circling God’s throne in Heaven? Emerald, Ruby, Pearl, Gold 3. Of these, which book comes before the others in the KJV Bible? Titus, Jude, Colossians, Galatians 4. From Genesis 34, who boasted to his two wives that he had killed a young man? Baanah, Herod, Lamech, Jehu 5. To whom did Luke address the books of Luke and Acts? Ishmael, Theophilus, John the Baptist, Stephen

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Emotions shouldn’t determine actions

Years ago in the wild wilderness of the northwest a young trapper had taken his wife to strike it rich in the gold rush. It wasn’t long until the young couple had a child. Not long after that the young wife and mother succumbed to the frigid winters and died, leaving the trapper to care for the young child at the same time finding food and firewood for the long winter. The young trapper had a trusted family dog that he would sometimes leave behind in the cabin with the child while he would check his traps and gather firewood and food. On one particular cold winter day, the trapper headed out to run his traps, leaving

needed at home during the teen years. In their absence, mothers are left to handle disciplinary problems alone. This is occurring in millions of families headed by single mothers today, and heaven only knows how difficult their task has become. Not only are they doing a job that should have been shouldered by two, they must also deal with behavioral problems that fathers are more ideally suited to handle. It is gener-

dog had fought a fierce fight protecting the trappers son and had killed the wolf. Had he hesitated for a moment before he allowed his anger to control his actions, he would have been holding his son and his dog. But in that one moment, he only thought of the worst and he acted on his fear. Don’t allow a sudden burst of anger to control your actions. Take a moment to survey the situation before you act. Sometimes, even though we fear the worst, it really isn’t what it might seem to be. The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

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Playwright’s journey off to an award-winning start

Editors Note: This is the second of a three-part series that profiles local writers. The ‘Dreamweaver Series’ will appear the third Friday of the month. By Jorena D. Faulkner

His favorite movie is Lord of the Rings; he loves to eat Papa Murphy’s pizza while crooning to his favorite tune, “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson. There is no set age to begin achieving your dreams. Local playwright and future fantasy novelist Shawn Hughes is creative proof of that. At the tender age of 18, the Meade County High School senior was selected as a winner in the Actors Theater of Louisville’s New Voices Tenminute Play Contest for his riveting entry “Write of Passage.” Kelly Capps — drama teacher at MCHS — has been integral in the development of Hughes as an award winning playwright. “Well it’s amazing,” Capps said. “When he turned in his first draft (I thought) — wow — this is a really, really good play. He really listens. He’s very cooperative, respectful and polite … all of those things you would want a student to be — plus, he’s an excellent student. He takes into consideration what you tell him, as far as suggestions. But he is — instinctively — very talented.” Over 250 teens from across the state and Indiana entered the contest for a one in 10 chance of being selected. Hughes’ play will also be published as part of a collective anthology, which will be distributed to drama teachers across the country scouting 10-minute plays for their students to perform. Shawn found out he had won on the day of the Feb. 5 tornado. “We were up in the classroom practicing,” Hughes said. “About 10-minutes before practice ended, the phone rang. I asked Ms. Capps who it was and she said nobody and left the room. A

few minutes later, she came back with my grandmother and said ‘guys, we have a very special guest here who would like to give us some very exciting news.’ She said that my play had won … every single person in that room hugged me. It was the proudest moment of my life as far as something I’d created. I knew at that moment, that something I’d done had actually meant something to somebody else.” The celebration was short lived on the day Shawn received the news, as Mother Nature dealt Meade County a disastrous blow. “At 5:15 when I found out, I was happy,” he said. “I was on top of the world for about six hours and then … duck and cover.” Hughes says he set accolades and congratulations aside for the next few days to assist the community in disaster clean-up efforts. This is not the first major recognition for Hughes. He credits his favorite teacher and No. 1 supporter, Andrea Esarey — who currently teaches fifth grade at David T. Wilson Elementary — for his early success. It was with Esarey as his fourth grade teacher, that he became the first fourth grader in the state of Kentucky to receive a “Distinguished” rating on his portfolio. “She was one of the first people I went to tell about my success with the play,” he said. “She was ecstatic. She was one of the first people — outside of my family — to recognize the talent that I had. She always knew I would go far.” With the support of family and teachers such as Esarey and Capps, Hughes has continued to hone his craft. Inspired by fantasy genre giants J. R. R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, he is currently working on a fantasy novel — with assistance from Esarey — and is self-educating himself on the publishing industry. Carrying a small pocket notebook everywhere to jot down ideas for future projects, Hughes believes that

dreams can come true as long as you follow your heart. “I’ve always loved to write — it’s what I love to do,” Hughes said. “If you enjoy what you do — and you want to do it — you can do it.” Hughes plans to attend college after high school at McKendree University and take life one-step at a time. However, there are a few items on his life agenda he’s already laying the foundation for. “Playwriting,” he said. “Something I’d never had in mind — which was a very pleasant surprise — and I really want to write fantasy novels. I feel that fantasy is the only genre where a writer can be truly creative. This recognition is definitely a good stepping stone in the right direction.” Hughes realizes that his dream is just beginning, and acknowledges the road to publication can be a long and arduous one with a maturity and wisdom far beyond his mere 18 years. “There’s an old saying,” he said. “Don’t ever consider a journey half over, until you’re 90 percent through it.” Shawn Hughes — Dreamweaver — armed with boundless imagination, a pen and mighty spiral notebook, is well on his way to a lifetime of success. Hughes’ play will be performed by members of the Acting Apprentice Company and Actors Theater as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays on April 3 and 4 at the Victor Jory Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville at 7 p.m. both nights. The event is free and open to the public, however you must have a ticket. For more information on attending the event or to order tickets, please contact Actors Theater of Louisville’s Box Office at 502-584-1205 or 800-ATLTIX, or visit their Web site at If you or someone you know is a local author, poet or playwright and would like to be profiled, please e-mail jorena@

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Fire hall construction slated for end of April By Laura Saylor

Construction of the county’s new fire hall may begin by April, while a finalized draft of the building and total project costs are expected to be prepared by next month’s meeting of the Meade County Volunteer Fire Protection District Board of Trustees. At a meeting held Monday at Station No. 1, Martin Bosemer, chairman of the board, said progress is being made as paperwork, plans and cost figures are being polished between the fire district and The Koetter Group — an Indiana firm that is tackling the construction project. “At this point, we have significant confidence that we will be able to do the building … within the cost originally identified,” Bosemer said. Trustee John Abadie and fire chief Larry Naser

agreed, saying after reviewing the first drafts of the project and holding discussions with Koetter project leaders, both felt confident that the new fire hall could be build within the initial $1.1 to $1.2 million range. “It has been an exceptionally well-run event on both sides,” Bosemer said. “The firefighters did an excellent job saying what they wanted up front … the company is very pleased, the sub-contractors are very pleased.” Bosemer also informed the board that after meeting with city officials, variances on the setbacks of the fire hall property were granted. Also discussed during Monday’s meeting was the need to have adequate water hydrants available throughout the county. Trustee Will T. Parker discussed the matter with county personnel, saying the need exists to have more water available for fire trucks to tap into in

potentially high-risk areas. “A lot of times it’s quicker to come to town or go to Doe Valley than to screw around with some of these little dinky ones,” Naser said. Assistant chief Mike Curl said flush hydrants typically pump 250 gallons of water per minute which can take in excess of 10 minutes to fill a truck tank, while more sufficient hydrants — such as those located within city limits and in Doe Valley — can pump 500 to 800 gallons of water per minute, significantly decreasing fillup time. The fire district had 11 active firefighters and two junior firefighters pass a swim test last week. The test is part of the training firefighters are undergoing in order to begin operation of the fire district’s new water rescue. Additional training is ongoing, and the fire district should be water rescue capable by May.

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ON DECK March 24 Greenwave/ Lady Wave Tennis @LaRue County 5 p.m. Greenwave Baseball @Grayson County 6 p.m. March 25 Greenwave/ Lady Wave Tennis John Hardin 4:30 p.m. March 27 Greenwave/ Lady Wave Tennis North Hardin 4:30 p.m. Greenwave baseball Holy Cross 5:30 p.m. March 28 Greenwave Baseball @Fort Knox 5 p.m. March 29 Greenwave Baseball LaRue County 11 a.m. Lady Waves Softball Christian AcademyLouisville Tournament 12 p.m. March 31 Greenwave Baseball Central Hardin 6 p.m.

Friday, MARCH 21, 2008

‘Roe-lin’ on down the line: ‘Wave turns Tiger By Laura Saylor “Tackle by Chris Roe” is a familiar phrase that resonated from the loudspeakers often during Meade County High School football games. The devastating hits and relentless coverage the senior linebacker posed against opposing players has been a staple of Greenwave football for the last three years, and his skill and determination on the field has propelled him to the next level of his football career.

The 5’11, 203-pound offensive lineman and linebacker signed a letter of intent to play football with the Georgetown College Tigers on Friday at the high school gym. His fellow Greenwave football players, coaches, friends and family were all on hand to support his achievement and to bid him best wishes as he advances to college ball. “It’s been fun,” Roe said about his high school career. “I’ll miss it for sure.” Roe began playing football in local fifth- and sixth-

grade leagues and continued to excel into a starting role for the Greenwave as a sophomore. He matured into a hard-hitting lineman, delivering game-altering tackles every week as a linebacker. “He’s reliable and consistent,” said coach Larry Mofield. “He didn’t miss a game in three-and-a-half years … he was a solid kid and an outstanding linebacker. I think the most complimentary thing I could say about


Georgetown University offensive coordinator Craig Mullins, Kayla Roe, Pete Roe, James Myers (standing), Chris Roe, Kerri Roe, and Carla and Robert Pack flank the Meade County linebacker after signing the letter of intent.

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All about the Benjamins: Sports editor joins team

2008 SOFTBALL ROSTER 1 Kirstie Maloney Junior 2 Claire Cannady Junior 5 Kayla Ross Junior 8 Blaire Brangers Soph. 9 Kayla Padgett Fresh. 10 Kristin Benton Fresh. 12 Mallory Wathen Soph. 13 Katie Hodsdon Senior 14 Taylor Smith Junior 15 Raymie Greenwell Fresh. 16 Chelsea Cummings Fresh. 20 Maris Harreld Junior 21 Erin Sireno Soph. 24 Amanda Smith Junior 25 Cindy Padgett Junior 30 Erin Benton Fresh. 31 Lori Fox Senior 32 Kelcie McCoy Soph. 34 Megan Fackler Junior 40 Scarlett Powers Fresh.


Daniel Allen Corey Bruce Justin Geary Devon Lacefield Levi Singleton Miki DeRossett Alex Furnival J.D Hardesty Johnathon Ives Braden Pace Jimmy Patterson Justin Amburgey Daniel DeRossett Andrew Oliver Tyler Yates Sean Brotzge Brenton Smith

Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Soph. Soph. Soph. Soph. Fresh. Fresh.

STATE ARCHERY RESULTS Meade County High School team score: 3,309; Top three individual scores: Courtney Campbell 287, Megan Parcell 286, Ricky Wardrip 286. James R. Allen Freshman Academy team score: 3,250; Top three individual scores: Nathan Parcel 287, Rhet Burks 281, Jena Mckinney 276 Stuart Pepper Middle School team score: 3,298; Top three individual scores: Cody Durbin 292, Taylor Knott 290, Alex Poe 284 David T. Wilson team score: 2,662; Top three individual scores: Colin Crump 256, Jesse McPherson 255, Abby Lindsey 247, Payneville Elementary team score: 2,924; Top three individual scores: Clayton Knott 269, Kayla Dowell 263, Ashley Brown 261 Flaherty Elementary School team score: 2,784; Top three individual scores: Michael Ray 266, Bea Jay Meworther 253, Medaline Tabor 246 Battletown Elementary School individual score: Koby White 258.

times we have been outside that we are a lot smarter with the little things.” With the season starting on Monday, the Lady Waves will have to begin play with very little practice outdoors. The wrath of February’s tornado, along with the rain and snow has caused the team to spend most of the time indoors. “It’s been a tough spring for us,” he said. “We’ve only been on the dirt twice.” Luckily for the Lady Waves, work can

Excited, anxious, apprehensive, nervous — these were all feelings that inundated my car as I trekked down from my old home in Flint, Mich. to my new home in Brandenburg. In anticipation of writing an Good Call introductory column, I took the majority of my eight-hour drive to contemplate and compose the perfect one. However, it proved to be a futile task and quite ironic. Here I am, a writer, struggling to find words to describe myself. I suppose I’m used to writing about other people and I’ve never Ben really sat back and thought to Achtabowski write about myself. To start off, three months ago I was sitting in class at Michigan State University awaiting my graduation. Again I was excited, apprehensive and nervous knowing the real world was only a few weeks away and coming to terms that my partying days at MSU were going to be history. I was pretty open to taking a job anywhere in the country, so I did the only thing I knew I could do: Throw my resume anywhere that would take it. Offers fluttered my way, but nothing really caught my eye, until one day I received a Kentucky phone call from Laura Saylor, the editor at The News Standard. Hmm, Kentucky, I thought. Warmer weather, the Kentucky Derby and Jim Beam — that was the extent of my knowledge about the state. After traveling to Kentucky for an interview with the lovely people at The News Standard, I immediately turned to my long-time girlfriend and asked, “How about Kentucky?” I think she was more excited about it than I was. A month later, here I am sitting in my new office as the sports editor for The News Standard. To be honest it’s thrilling and I can’t wait to start my career here in Brandenburg. To put in lightly, I am a sports-oholic and athletic competition is my sports-ohol. Ever since I was a little boy growing up in Lapeer, Mich. I was always throwing a ball around and making silly




Meade County was represented well during the shootoff. BELOW: Georgia Karr takes aim.

Eagle eyes bring home top prize By Charlotte Fackler Meade County students attended this year’s 2008 National Archery in the School’s Program State Tournament on March 11. During last Tuesday’s competition, Meade County was well represented by over 130

shooters from six area schools: Meade County High, James R. Allen Freshman Academy, Stuart Pepper Middle, Payneville, David T. Wilson and Flaherty Elementary, including Batteletown Elementary shooter, Koby White, who competed individually because of the high score he obtained during the regional

competition. Stuart Pepper Middle, coached by Travis Stull, was on fire at this year’s state competition with amazing scores from seven of their shooters who received 270 and up. Shooters from Stuart Pepper

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Waves to capitalize on experience By Ben Achtabowski Experience for the Meade County Lady Waves may be one of its strengths this year, as opposed to a pitfall from last year where they suffered several one-run losses throughout the season. “Last year we lost a lot of games by just making young mistakes,” Waves’ head coach Mike Harreld said. “Across the board we are pretty good, but our greatest asset this year will be our maturity. I’ve noticed the couple of

Mears, Gustafson makes news despite being ‘under radar’ By Buddy Shacklette Some guys will do anything for attention. Maybe that’s required when your teammates are two-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time champion Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s most-popular driver. “I think for obvious reasons some of our teammates draw a lot of attention,” said Alan Gustafson, an Ormond Beach native and crew chief of Casey Mears’ No. 5 Chevrolet. “I think to put it in perspective that’s really not the case for us.” While Gordon, Johnson and Junior garner the lion’s share of the fans and media attention, Mears and Gustafson face the task of not being considering the weak link in the super team that is Hendrick Motorsports. Gustafson led former driver

Kyle Busch and the No. 5 team into The Chase the last two years, but faces a new task with a new driver in Mears and new super teammate in Junior. “I think the fact that (Junior’s) coming in is definitely going to be a positive as well. It never looks good if somebody’s running way better than you are all the time on the same team,” said Mears. “Right now I don’t see that happening all year.” Because they’ve combined to win 79 races and three championships over the last eight years, Mears’ Hendrick teammates are expected to run well. Mears broke through with his first Cup win last year at Charlotte and Gustafson guided Busch to 15 wins — four Cup and 11 Nationwide (formerly Busch) — over the last four seasons. Suffice it to say, if Mears doesn’t run well it won’t be as big of news as if his super-

famous teammates don’t run well. “There’s a big demand, you know, for Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson and Dale Jr., which is great. For each separate reason, that’s very deserving on their parts. I completely understand that. But it doesn’t change anything that I do,” said Gustafson. “If we’re Sprint Cup champions next year and nobody writes about us, that’s fine with me because that’s what I’m in it for, is to be the champions and do the best job that I can.” During the first of two NASCAR Preseason Thunder Sprint Cup test sessions at Daytona International Speedway, Mears, Gustafson and the No. 5 Chevrolet certainly made their share of news. When cars first got on the track Monday morning, Mears




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Young Greenwave team looks to fill-in coach’s question marks By Ben Achtabowski

With the baseball season starting Monday for the Meade County Greenwave, there are still a lot of questions that have gone unanswered for head coach Darren Snell. “There are a lot questions marks right now,” Snell said. “We basically lost our entire infield and outfield except for one player.” With uncooperative weather looming most of the preseason, the team’s first time outside was Tuesday, when they scrimmaged the Elizabethtown Panthers. “The first time outside, it was expected that errors were going to happen,” Snell said. “We made some errors, but mentally and guys being in the right spots … They did well.” Being able to only practice indoors has really put a monkey wrench into the team’s progress. Drills only go so far, while the gym’s hardwood court is nothing like the unpredictable grass and wind. Also, the team has not seen much live pitching. “We try to work on scenarios and stuff, but you only can do so much in the gym,” the coach said. “It’s a big difference when you get out on the field. The timing is completely different from the gym.” With the season opener against the Grayson County Cougars on Monday, the team has to fill a lot of holes. One of the most missed players, lost to graduation, is Jor-

Radar From page B1 posted two of the session’s top-3 speeds. On Tuesday, Mears was fourth fastest (184.053) of the single-car runs despite blowing a blistered tire, scrapping the wall and requiring his Car of Tomorrow to be repaired and recertified by NASCAR. On Wednesday, with just

Benjamins From page B1

athletic competitions with my little brother, friends or father. Some of the made-up competitions we enjoyed consisted of a Nerf football, two hockey nets and some broken bones, which we ended up calling “lugby.” Most of the time football, hockey and baseball were the games of choice. I owe a great deal of my passion to my father, who is one of the biggest sports fans I have ever met. He instilled my passion for sports as we sat together watching the Detroit Tigers or a late night Red Wings game. But beyond that, he made me a student of the game. He gave in insight on how football should be played or what makes a picture-perfect baseball swing. As I entered high school, sports fulfilled my life even more. Sometimes school took a back seat to football, basketball or baseball — now I can justify my priorities by saying it was just on-the-site training for my future career as a sports writer. School would never stray too far as my mother would always keep me on track. She was the one who always helped me with my homework and special projects for school. Without my family I would not be here. I think they are just as proud as I am about this career journey that I am about to embark. After high school, I realized my athletic days were numbered. Two bad knees, a cracked shoulder, an ACL replacement, and even intramural sports at MSU were limited after I broke a kid’s nose playing flag football (Don’t worry, it was a legal play). Despite injuries, my passion for sports seemed insatiable. One day after covering a Penn State-MSU football game, I knew that sports writing was where my

dan Alexander. He hit an astonishing .371, two homeruns and batted in a team high 14 runs. First baseman Cambron Rockwell, who batted a .320 average, also will be greatly missed. The only player returning who saw consistent play last year is Mikie DeRossett, who will play shortstop, some outfield and pitch. Last year, he batted .237 while having a .409 on base percentage. Another player who saw some playing time last year was Johnathon Ives, who will be the ace pitcher for Meade this year. Last year, he was the number three pitcher and went 2-3 on the mound as a sophomore, with an ERA of 4.19. He also fanned 24 batters and tallied two saves. “When it comes to pitching it’s like the rest of the team — question marks,” Snell said. “We have to throw strikes consistently and right now it depends on the day.” Daniel Allen will man the outfield and is the best defender on the team so far according to Snell. Other outfielders include seniors Corey Bruce and Devon Lacefield, along with sophomore Tyler Yates. Catcher duties will be shared between Justin Geary, Alex Furnival, and Sean Brotzge. Infield will consist of J.D. Hardesty, Daniel DeRossett, Andrew Oliver, and Brenton Smith. The team may start two freshmen along with four sophomores, which has never happened the six years Snell

has been the ‘Wave coach. “Being so young, you don’t know how kids will react,” Snell said. “Most of these players haven’t seen varsity pitching. There’s a lot more pressure on them.” Unfamiliarity of varsity pitching may cause the ‘Wave to bunt more than its coach would like. “We are probably going to bunt and get the ball in play,” the coach said. “If we are in the game by a few runs, we are going to bunt. But once we start hitting well I’ll let the kids swing away.” One thing the team has improved from last year is its overall team speed. “We are going to steal because this year we are a little quicker,” Snell said. “We have three guys that will have the green light to run on good pitch counts and situations.” The three guys looking to make moves on the base paths are DeRossott, Smith and Hardesty. Even though there is little experience for the team, expectations still remain high. “We expect to compete for the district,” Snell said. “Hancock is going to be decent and Breck. probably has the best pitching out of the three of us. It’s going to be as well balance as our district has been in a while.” The tough schedule won’t make it any easier for the ‘Wave. “We always play a tough schedule,” Snell said. “The first week is kind of key. We have a chance to win those

games.” “We know we aren’t going to win every game, it’s a long season,” he added. Just like any team the key to the ‘Wave success will come down to executing fundamentals. The team will have to cut down its 61-team errors from last year. “I think we are going to harp on fundamentals a lot this year,” Snell said. “Timing and adjusting to the speed will take some time, but we’ll get there.”

under three hours left in the test, Mears uncharacteristically blew a motor entering Turn 1, ending his test prematurely. “This isn’t the radar you want to be on. Things have gone really well actually, despite the engine problem and the blown tire yesterday. We’re just laughing because it seems like everything’s happening right now. Hopefully we’re getting it out of the way,” said Mears. “Aside from these issues, we’ve got

speed. If this had happened and we were fighting to find speed we’d be pretty frustrated right now, but I think we’ve got a pretty good handle on what we need to do to be fast when we come back.” Mears seemed to take the mishaps in stride. The scene might have been a little different had the team’s former driver been in the car. Busch, a highly talented 22-year old now in the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs racing,

was never shy about venting his displeasure to the media, his team or the opposition. “Kyle was young and had to go through some situations that, arguably, he handled wrong or not necessarily the right way in some people’s eyes. I’m not judging him,” said Gustafson. “I think Casey’s a little more mature. He’s seen a few more things, been through a few more experiences and is in a little better situation to handle them.”

heart is. There’s nothing like experiencing games right on the sidelines — finally I could satisfy my competitive need with sports writing and living vicariously through the sports I cover. The amazing professors and tough journalism program at MSU fueled my passion even more, and my hometown newspaper solidified my drive to be a sports writer during an internship. While interning, I fell in love with high school sports all over again. I began to remember the dedication high school athletes have and how much fun games can be. As a former athlete, I know how much work high school athletes contribute. What I find most rewarding about this job is having a high school athlete open up the sports section and know that his or her efforts have not gone unseen. For that one moment on the court or field someone noticed how much effort and love he or she have for the game. I realize I am far from perfect, and in my young career I’m sure that growing pains will come. But, I’m a big boy and I can take criticism. If I mess up, let me know. I want to become the best writer I can be and with your help we can make this the best sports page around. Above all, feel free to come up to me and talk sports. If you see me at a game ask me anything or if you want to talk about any sport, I am sure I have an opinion or thought on it. I should warn you, I’m a die-hard Detroit fan. My roots are strong with memories of Barry Sanders scampering around the football field to the recent resurgence of the Detroit Tigers. I bleed green and white of my alma mater MSU Spartans. You better believe this March I’ll be watching my Spartans intently. I’m sure to add the Greenwaves to my list of favorite sport teams. I hope I can reflect this town’s ardor for its sports teams in my writing.


The baseball team is preparing to fill some big shoes this season. With nearly the entire infield and outfield having graduated, the team’s young players are taking charge.


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Experience From page B1 still be done indoors. Bunting is a pedestal for any team coached by Harreld, who is heading into his fourteenth year as head coach for the Lady Waves. “Even though we are in the gym, we can still bunt on live pitching,” Harreld said. “I’ve always been very high on bunting and we’ve won many games on it. As a matter of fact, some of the coaches razz me about how much we bunt.” One of Harreld’s biggest philosophies is using the bunt to move base runners into scoring position, then possibly using squeeze plays to score runs. This may be vital to the team, as last year the Lady Waves lost five games by one run and ended with a 16-19 record. This year, the Waves are returning all but one player. With the team a year wiser, they hope to capitalize on its key returnees. Senior leadership will fall on the shoulders of Katie Hodsdon and Lori Fox, who is a four-year starter. As for the junior players, Maris Herrold will see some time on the mound. She led the pitching staff with a 7-6 record. She also had a 1.47 ERA, for the second lowest on the team. Amanda Smith looks to continue her offensive production. Last

The Lady Waves have been practicing the fundamentals of bunting and fielding in preparation for their upcoming season.


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Chris is that he was a true football player. I already miss him.” Craig Mullins, Georgetown’s offensive coordinator, personally welcomed Roe as a member of the Tigers during the signing and said the team is ready to put him to good use as a freshman. “We’ll be looking for him to be a big presence on defense, to provide depth up the middle and on the outside,” Mullins said. “He can help us out on special teams … and he’s been practicing on the long snap which will help out, too.” The Tigers finished 6-4 last season and ended with a 10-1 record in 2006. “Georgetown is an outstanding school … and Chris

will bring a lot to the team,” Mofield said. “He’s smart and he really understands the game. If you would give him an IQ test on the game of football he would be on the top. He gets it. He’s one of those kids where you can’t quite put your finger on why or how he’s so good, he just is.” Roe knows the size and quality of the competition will be bigger and better on the college field, though the fast pace is also something he’s preparing for. “I think the speed of the game is going to be the biggest change,” he said. “Everything moves quicker and you have to be ready for it.” Though Roe will be charting new territory as a Tiger, he’ll be in the company of his two older sisters, Kayla and Jessica, who also attend Georgetown College. His father, Pete Roe, is happy Chris will have familiar

faces to welcome him at college, though he always thought his son would be playing a different kind of collegiate ball. “I always thought he’d be a baseball player,” Pete Roe said. “He played both when he was little and it was his choice about which he wanted to play more.” Pete Roe said the overall quality of the game will improve in college and his son will have to adapt to that, but the challenge will only cause Chris to work more and become a stronger hitter. “He’ll have to work harder to play harder,” he said. Chris Roe looks back fondly on his years spent playing as a ‘Wave, but he’s staying focused on the new challenges ahead. “I enjoy the camaraderie of football,” he said. “I’ll miss playing with all my friends here and the coaches and all the fun we had

year, she had a .278 batting average and scored 14 times. “Amanda is always going to be a big hitter for us,” Harreld said. “She’s been a starter for us since she was a freshmen.” Cindy Padgett is a slap-hitting outfielder and Claire Cannady will play center field, which is where she started all last year for the Waves. Cannady lead the team in hitting, batting .319 on 29 hits. Sophomore Erin Sireno will see time in the outfield, along with third base. While fellow sophomore, Mallory Wathen, started left field last year looks to move into the infield this year. Wathen had a .287 batting average with 13 RBI. Taylor Smith will take command at catcher, where she has played for the Waves the last two years. Coming off a solid and unprecedented eighth-grade year on the varsity squad, Raymie Greenwell will be the Lady Wave ace. She finished the year with a 0.93 ERA on 90.67 innings pitched and a 5-9 record. In 90.67 innings pitched Greenwell only allowed 12 earned runs on 72 hits. “I would say coming into the summer, pitching was our strength,” Harreld said. “But Raymie was injured and is just now getting back to full strength.” “Kelsey McCoy also looks a lot better than what she did last year,” he added. Another young talent is Kayla Padgett, who looks to take over



Big hits like these by senior linebacker Chris Roe are what caught the eye of Georgetown recruiters. … you really have to be a team player and step up and know your role. Be a part of the football program and just really accept your role.” Though Roe looks toward

the future, Mofield looks at the hole left behind. “He’s going to be hard to replace,” Mofield said. “I already miss him and I ain’t found another Chris Roe yet.”

James R. Allen Freshman Academy team score: 3,250; Individual scores: Nathan Parcel 287, Rhet Burks 281, Jena Mckinney 276, Amber Kessinger 276, Sawyer Bruce 275, Dalton Waters 274, Aurora Laslie 271, Marissa Moorman 270, Adam Wlaschin 265, Drew Wathen 262, Samantha Dezelich 257, Brian Padgett 256, Ashley Knott 253, Tim Combest 249, Mason Jarrell 248, Jason Perry 248, James Smith 248, Zac Adams 236, Austin Kasey 235, Kelsey Ford 234, Jonathan Bates 229, Keagan Cooper 227, Nick Warren 220 and Dylan Decker 193.

Stuart Pepper Middle School team score: 3,298; Individual scores: Cody Durbin 292, Taylor Knott 290, Alex Poe 284, Shelby Miller 279, Meaghan Dunn 277, Georgia Karr 276, Sean Davidson 270, Tyler Priest 269, Bailey Thomas 268, James Saylor 268, Savannah Hoskinson 265, Randall Reardon 260, Craig Payne 252, Tyler Stull 250, Camille Buttram 243,

Hannah Lewis 241, Lacey Reichmuth 240, Nancy Morgan 238, Iraleigh Nava 236, Lacee Tate 235, Levi Wilkins 233, Devin Hardy 232, Amanda Hurt 224 and Johnna Clark 214. David T. Wilson team score: 2,662; Individual scores: Colin Crump 256, Jesse McPherson 255, Abby Lindsey 247, Austin Grimes 230, Courtney Lasley 224, Trevor Yates 223, Ryan Dowell 212, Bryce Baker 210, Wyatt McPherson 207, Samantha Weick 201, Jenny Gerkins 199, Craig Lindsey 198, Ali Bruce 198, Roger Vadner 197, Natlie Reichmuth 192, Kelsey Sutton 145, Austin Whited 135, Tyler Stull 105 and Rachel Klinger 93. Payneville Elementary team score: 2,924; Individual scores: Clayton Knott 269, Kayla Dowell 263, Ashley Brown 261, Amanda Beirman 251, Jasmine Hall 250, Kaitlin Fackler 248, Erica Kessinger 240, Jake Nevitt 239, C.J. Saylor 228, Jacob Mattingly 226, Mike Decker 225, Taryne Knott 224, Kellen Gable 219, Ashley Padgett 219, Josie Nevitt 211, Kody Hardesty 209, Blake Deal 204, Kyle Hardesty 202, Jenny Grant 201, Kasey Miekle 198, Jolan Thomas 188, Cody McFalda 188, Mikey Krimm 184, Cierra Hopkins 142. Flaherty Elementary School team score: 2,784; Individual scores: Michael Ray 266, Bea Jay Meworther 253, Madeline Tabor 246, Dylan Henning 232, Olivia Kasey 228, Morgan Cruz 228, Justin Ray 224, Jessica Sipes 223, Cara Caro 223, Courtney

Jones 222, Kelsey Clater 220, Austin Cruz 219, Josh Ramesy 218, Kimberly Nava 205, Kaite Schott 205, Julie Nichols 196, Kalem Fetters 190, Christopher Vibert 187, Kaitlin Dailey 182 and James Wheatly 129, Battletown Elementary School individual score: Koby White 258.

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Meade County High School team score: 3,309; Individual scores: Courtney Campbell 287, Megan Parcell 286, Ricky Wardrip 286, Robert Mote 286, Zac Crutcher 284, Brandi Waters 283, Justin Waters 280, Jordan Reichmuth 279, Ryan Miller 263, Mandy Waters 261, Aaron Popham 259, Aaron Ammons 257, Jake Heibert 257, Amber Maultsby 255, Brittany Sego 254, Brady Vessels 253, Travis Argabright 252, Shane Trembly 251, Ashley Carter 244, Joy Straney 244, Kelsey Mills 234, John Journey 225, Cody Sparks 216 and Grace Miller 214.

the shortstop position after last year’s shortstop transferred to Central Hardin. “She is a pretty tough girl, I feel fortunate to have her moving to shortstop,” Harreld said. Other players who look to make an impact on the team include Kelcie McCoy, Scarlett Powers and Kristin Benton. “Really we are about as deep as we have ever been,” he said. “If you only lose one (senior) it’s not going to be that devastating.” The Lady Waves will need all the depth they can get as Harreld feels that they have one of the toughest schedules in the state. The team opens the season on Monday at Nelson County, who won the fifth region last year. Tuesday, they play regional powerhouse, Grayson County. The following week they travel to Mercy, who reached the state quarterfinals last year. The schedule doesn’t get any easier after that, as they face tough teams such as Breckinridge and Hancock Counties. “We’ve lost every game to (Breckinridge) the last two years by about one run,” Harreld said. “We got to get them and Hancock to win districts. So those are the games we want to win the most.” With that being said, the Lady waves expect nothing less than winning districts this year. “Working hard and getting second isn’t going to work with this group of girls,” Harreld said.

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I’d be lying if I said it tive words towards retakes a lot to make my covery, but these Web temper flare but I was sites actually encourage made aware of something eating-disordered people last week that reto maintain their Felicia ally set my mind ways. ablaze. These Pro Ana Thompson I was introduced Web sites showto these Web sites case tips and stratthat claim to be egies for people “Pro Ana” and “on the quest for “Pro Mia.” perfection.” Pro Ana Web They state that sites are online eating disorders communities that are a lifestyle actually support choice, not a dispeople who are ease. struggling with anorexia, Think about it for a secbulimia or EDNOS — ond: The word “disorder” Eating Disorder Not Oth- is in “eating disorder,” so erwise Specified. why would you “choose” These sites don’t of- to live like that? fer support as in helpEating disorders are ing people get connected listed in the American with professional coun- Psychiatric Association’s seling or offering posi- Diagnostic and Statistical

Manual as a mental disorder. It lists several different factors that can bring about anorexia or bulimia in an individual, including low self-esteem or a history of sexual abuse. To me, these Web sites are totally misinformed and think people choose to regurgitate their meals — or skip eating entirely — in an effort to simply be skinny. Anorexia goes much deeper than just a desire to be skinny. When anorexics look in the mirror, they seem to have a distorted image of themselves; what they see in the mirror may be completely different from what other people see. None of the sites I saw mention the mental ill-

Scholarship available for local high school seniors Staff Report

Applications are now available for the annual scholarship given to a high school senior by the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce to encourage and promote higher education as a key ingredient in business and community leadership. The $750 award is funded by a variety of projects and events undertaken by members of the organization. The name of this year’s recipient will be announced in May at the annual honors night assembly at Meade County High School.

The winner will be selected on the basis of: General school record Work activities School activities Community activities An essay of between 350 and 500 words that responds to this question: What role should the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce and similar community organizations play in building the future of Meade County? Students who apply for the scholarship must: Be graduating seniors from Meade County High School. Be residents of Meade County.

ness and pain and struggles that people with eating disorders probably suffer from. Think about how uncomfortable and uneasy it must be to always miss sitting down to eat with your friends and family, or feeling compelled to “pray to the porcelain gods” every time you eat anything. Eating disorders are not a “lifestyle” — they’re a disease. People with anorexia or bulimia have to struggle with themselves every day for their entire lives. Diseases are not something people can learn. The idea that these sites are actually encouraging people to learn a disease is outrageous. How’s this for twist-

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Intend to enroll as a fulltime student in a degreeseeking program in an accredited public or private college, community college, university, or vocationaltechnical program. Have a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. Meet Tuesday, April 15, deadline for submitting a complete application to the high school’s counseling office. Application forms are available at the counseling office and from Russ Powell, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, by calling 270-422-3626 or emailing chamber@bbtel. com.

ed: there’s reportedly a “Starving for Perfection Award of Excellence” that’s presented to a Web site that best represents the Pro Ana lifestyle. I found several Pro Ana communities online, but because I choose to not promote these sites’ sick mission, I will not list any of them in this column. A Web site that I will recommend for anyone who is trying to overcome their struggle with an eating disorder — or anyone interested in encouraging the health of eating-disordered individuals — is webiteback. com. We Bite Back is a PostPro Ana Web site aimed at helping people overcome their struggle through

helpful words and support from others who have gone through their own struggles with different eating disorders. If you’re dealing with a disorder such as bulimia, anorexia or compulsive over-eating, you may want to seek help from a professional, especially if you don’t feel like you can get support from the people in your life. Eating disorders are a serious issue and need to be dealt with before it’s too late.

Felicia Thompson is a senior at Meade County High School. Feedback to the youth column is always welcome and can be sent to


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SALE #2: RE/MAX Group Auctioneers will offer at absolute auction this commercial lot consisting of 0.86 +/- acres.


DIRECTIONS: From Elizabethtown, KY, travel U.S. Hwy 31 W N. and turn left onto 1638. Turn slight right onto KY 448. Turn left onto KY 1051 (Bypass Road). Property on left. Signs posted.

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: RE/MAX Group Auctioneers have been commissioned to sell this Retail Sales/Office Building and vacant lot rain or shine at public auction on Saturday, March 22nd at 10 am. Come prepared to bid and buy.

For more information call Will Thompson, Auction Coordinator at 270-769-1655 or 1-800-624-1782 or e-mail at



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TERMS REAL ESTATE: A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid price to determine the total sales price. 15% of the total purchase price down on Auction day. Sale #1 - Buyer will be required to pay $10,000.00 of the 15% down in the form of a cashiers check. Sale #2 - Buyer will be required to pay $5,000.00 of the 15% down in the form of a cashiers check. The balance being due with the deed within 30 days or less. The 2008 Real Estate Taxes will be Prorated between the buyer and seller to date of closing. SALE #1: Retail Sales/Office building will be landlord possession with deed within 30 days or less from day of auction. SALE #2: Vacant land possession with deed within 30 days or less of auction.



SELLING: SALE #1: RE/MAX Group Auctioneers will offer at Auction a 1.34 +/- acre lot with 22,630 +/- sq. ft. brick retail sales/office building with 46 parking spaces. Property has city water and natural gas. Zoned C2 Commercial. Some suites leased, some suites vacant, current annual rent is $92,033.28.









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Muldraugh Elementary: Kaitland Thompson — first place, Kimberly Hodge — second place, and Kasdin Jones — third place. Battletown Elementary: Angel Kieslick — first place. County winners were also chosen in the essay division. The first place winner received twenty-five dollars, second place received fifteen dollars, third place received ten dollars, fourth and fifth place received five dollars. County essay winners were: Natalie Spink — first place, Kaitland Thompson — second place, Iraleigh Nava — third place, Toni Peterson — fourth place, and Angel Kieslick — fifth place. First place winner Natalie Spink read her first place essay — a letter to the community trying to get people to help clear up the water in streams and rivers in our area by not littering, by recycling and stopping strip mining. “If we litter, the item that we threw on the ground might roll or run off into the water,” Spink said. “If that happens it can actually kill an animal.” Spink was very aware of the conservation woes in our community and wants to help. She signed the letter with “please help” — we should all do our best to help our community and keep it clean.


The Meade County Conservation District held its annual awards dinner on March 5 at Stuart Pepper Middle School. Meade County elementary and middle school students were honored for their conservation art and writing pieces, as well as outstanding conservationists from the county. Prior to the ceremony, Kevin Raymond, Wildlife Biologist for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, gave a brief presentation on wildlife in Kentucky and the importance of preserving it. The first award of the evening was the Master Conservationist Award, received by Jamie Barger and the family of Matt Pike. Following community awards, student winners were recognized. Art winners were recognized first for their conservation posters. Winners in the conservation art poster category were: Ekron Elementary: Rebecca Conner — first place, Kayla Cook — second place, and Dakota Williams — third place. Muldraugh Elementary: Zachery Toler — first place, Logan Short — second place, and Delilah Weaver — third place. Payneville Elementary:

Emma Barr — first place, and Hannah Wilson — second place. Battletown Elementary: George Crosier — first place, Justus Riggs — second place, and Emma Bell — third place. Flaherty Elementary: John Kinney — first place, Kaylee Compton — second place, and Courtney Masters — third place. County art winners received a check for their winning entries. The first place winner received twenty-five dollars, second place received fifteen dollars, third place received ten dollars, fourth and fifth place received five dollars. County art winners were: George Crosier — first place, Zachery Toler — second place, Emma Barr — third place, John Kinney — fourth place, and Rebecca Conner — fifth place. Winning entries for the 1,000 words or less conservation essay category were: Flaherty Elementary: Toni Peterson — first place, Kayla Patterson — second place, and third place— Kati Schun. David T. Wilson Elementary: Natalie Spink — first place, Alexandra Haynes — second place, and Nathan Wimpee — third place. Stuart Pepper Middle School: Iraleigh Nava — first place, Camille Buttran — second place, and Tate Wilson — third place.


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Meade County Conservation District holds awards dinner

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Several young award winners pose with their certificates at the conservation dinner.

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According to 2006 data, 61% of Meade Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eighth graders have tried alcohol. Please join us for an underage drinking town hall meeting on March 25, at 6 p.m., at Stuart Pepper Middle School. Free resource materials for parents and educators will be available. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Meade County Champions anti-drug coalition. For more information, contact Melissa Kinnard at 270-422-3988. Disaster Recovery Center-Open March 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice. Meade County Fairgrounds. Registration information: 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585; online at The newly formed Dulcimer Folk Music and Old Time Music Jamming Fest next meeting is Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., in the Vine Grove Community Center. The group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to bring your guitar or dulcimer and join in the fun or just bring your smile and enjoy the music. Meade County Girls Softball - Sign-ups March 22. Must have a copy of original birth certificate before 2008 season begins. Sign up fees are $50 for the 1st player and $25 for each additional player. For discount, must live in same household and/or have same guardian. Registration forms, payments and birth certificate must be mailed no later than March 31. Send to Meade County Girls Softball c/o Tom Barr 6125 Brandenburg Road Ekron, KY 40117. Games played Tuesdays and Thursdays at Meade Olin Park.

Commercial Auction: March 29, 10 A.M. 2905 Greensburg Rd., Buffalo KY. Established grocery store, gas tanks, high traffic location. For complete listing and directions, 270-358-3616.

Persons interested in joining Elcamino club in Brandenburg. I have a show scheduled April 19. For more information call 270-945-0637.

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Sealed Bids Sealed Bids for “KY Hwy 1816 and Knotts Rd Water Line Extensions,” Meade County, KY will be received by the Meade County Water District at 1003 Armory Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 on April 2, 2008, until 2 p.m. (local time), and then publicly opened and read aloud. The scope of work includes the construction of approximately 9,975 lineal feet of 4-inch and 6-inch water mains and appurtenances along KY Hwy 1816 and Knotts Rd. The Bidding Requirements, Contract Forms, Technical Specifications, Plans and other associated documents may be examined at the following locations: HDR Quest Engineers One Riverfront Plaza 401 W. Main St., Suite 500 Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 584-4118

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The bid documents, technical specifications and plans shall be obtained from the Meade County Water District. The OWNER reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. No BIDDER may withdraw their Bid within 45 consecutive calendar days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Joe Bartley, General Manager

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270-828-2222 Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to Houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! 270-828-2222. Building Lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. Home in Vine grove, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, city water and sewers, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, new laminated hardwood floors and carpets, located in Vine Grove on Shelton Street. $74,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.


6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.


1 acre with DoubleWide Home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, large deck front, side and rear of home. Located off U.S. Hwy. 60 on Thompson Ln. $64,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentyucky-land. com, 270-828-2222.

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36 acres Breck Co. near Webster, all woods with timber, nice home site, also good hunting. $2,500 an acre.

Approx 21 acres near Lodiburg, Breckinridge County mostly open lays good, lots of road frontage $44,900.

87.142 acres in Breck Co., near Webster, pasture, woods, perfect hunting, ok for horses or cattle, nice home site, must see to appreciate!

28 Acres, Breckinridge County, good survey, open and wooded, lots of road frontage, only $1,000 down.

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

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5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy. 1638 and Hwy. 933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting @ 22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 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 Shot-Hunt Road $84,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Double Wide Home and Garage on 1 acre of land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, beautiful home on permanent block foundation on paved road, very clean and nice. Located in the Woods Estates off Hwy. 933 and Hwy 1638. $84,000 Financing Available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 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.

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RESTRICTED BUILDING LOTS 4 ACRE LOTS, Just off Hwy 144 Flaherty, blacktop frontage & county water, $37,500. 1-2 ACRE LOTS, On Hwy 144 & approx. 2 miles from US 60, 20 minutes from E-town. Priced at $29,900. FOREST RIDGE, 1-2 ACRE WOODED LOTS, RESTRICTED TO SITE BUILT HOMES, Off Hwy 1638, close to Otter Creek Park, $24,900.

ACREAGE 5 ACRE LOTS, Off Hwy 823 Meade County, nice lots with nice amount of trees, $21,900 each. MOBLIE HOME LOT, 2 ACRES. Old Ekron Road, city water, perk tested, $19,900. LAKE FRONT LOTS, Homes Tucker Road, Breckinridge County, starting at $22,900.

LOTS W/ HOMES OR READY FOR YOUR HOME 3 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 BATH MODULAR HOME, VINE GROVE, completely remodeled, new laminate flooring, carpet, paint, windows, priced to sell $69,900. Possible owner financing. 1 ACRE, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME W/ADDITION, city water, new flooring, near Payneville, $47,900. 5 ACRES, SMALL POND, SET UP FOR MOBILE, deep well, electric, septic, driveway, concrete pad, Meade County $42,900. 1 ACRE, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME, new floor covering and paint, 3 miles from Brandenburg, $49,900.

Al-Anon meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.., 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.

8 + acres at dead end road, open and trees, lays good, great building site, only $500 down. 12.1 acres, Breckinridge County, lays good, has a pond, mostly open, has frontage on Sinking Creek only $900 down.

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

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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •Studies show that the average visitor to the crown jewel of the United States national park system spends just 15 minutes actually looking at the Grand Canyon. •The next time you're drinking to someone's health, you can tell your fellow imbibers that the word "toast" originated in ancient Rome. It was the custom there to put a small piece of spiced and burned bread into a cup of wine in order to absorb any sediment and improve the drink's taste. •Experts on ants claim that the insects hate vinegar.

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Gladiators" co-host Give over (to) Just one of those things? Jessica Parker or Michelle Gellar Take Werewolf's inspiration Thither Lindbergh's view Aspect

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•It was American novelist, shortstory writer and essayist Flannery O'Connor who made the following comment on her craft: "Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."

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•When you picture the quintessential pirate, you imagine him with at least one gold earring, right? Ear-piercing was common among pirates, but it wasn't entirely for decorative purposes: It was claimed that it improved eyesight. That assertion was scoffed at for centuries, but it turns out there may have been some truth to it. Those who study acupuncture say that the spot on the earlobe where piercings are done corresponds to the auricular point, which controls the eyes. •Those who study such things claim that hot water weighs more than cold water does. •Only one person in history has been both president of the United States and the country's chief justice, but I won't hold it against you if you can't name him. Not many people remember much from their schoolday lessons about William Howard Taft.



By Henry Boltinoff

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations, Lamb. This is the week to finish your project and then bask in your well-earned approval. (And if you like, you can also say "bah" to all those detractors.)

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The bold Bovine could find a new opportunity too intriguing to be ignored. But don't charge into it. Go slowly so you see how things develop as you get more involved.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might try to soften your stand on that important issue. A little more flexibility could actually get you what you're looking for. A new friend enters the picture midweek.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your inner voice is on the mark when it advises you to tackle that family problem now! The sooner you're able to come to terms with it, the better it will be for everyone.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Someone reveals important news about a longtime associate. But before you decide how to deal with this information, make sure it's reliable, and not simply self-serving.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Some intensive soul-searching early in the week can help you reach a decision by week's end that should please both you and the other person involved. Good luck.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The possibility of a career change is intriguing. Learn more about what it can offer and what it cannot. Weigh everything carefully. And ask questions.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Work is your priority this week as you try to make up for lost time. Expect help from someone who cares about you. Things take a welcome turn by the weekend.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A health problem causes some anxiety early in the week. But prompt medical attention soon eases everyone's concerns. Enjoy an arts-filled weekend.

Last Week’s Solutions

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) As much as you might resent it, a changing situation could require you to adjust your plans accordingly. The good news: An associate agrees to cooperate.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) That old problem is finally resolved, just in time for you to take on a new work-related project. This one could be the super door-opener you've been looking for.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The early part of the week presents some difficult hurdles. But once you get over them, you can start to focus on matters that are more important to you.

BORN THIS WEEK: You are respected for your honesty and your dedication to doing the right thing, no matter how difficult that might be.


Friday, March 21, 2008

The News Standard - B9

Cowboy Church The News Standard is introducing a new columnist. Under the pen name Ken & Tucky, Don White and his canine companion will be traveling and writing about the people and places that make Kentucky special. A native of Somerset, Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventures in journalism have taken him from his hometown daily to the Lexington HeraldLeader and weeklies in Casey and Anderson counties. Column writing has earned him 17 first-place honors in Kentucky Press Association contests, and dozens of second and third place awards. According to White, Ken & Tucky columns will be entertaining, educational, and often laced with humor. Ken & Tucky can be found each week on page B9. Bringing in the sheep has taken on new meaning at United Producers Stockyard in Bourbon County. Since late November, Dwayne Waldrup has taken center stage in the auction ring as pastor of the Blue Grass Cowboy Church. Among the first of its kind in Kentucky, Blue Grass is one of 46 churches affiliated with the Cowboy Church Network of North America.

Founded in North Carolina, the churches serve modern-day cowboys occupied by horse show events and trail riding on weekends. Having a place of worship that catered to people normally in saddles on Sunday instead of pews only made good horse sense. From the beginning, services have been held on week nights in a casual atmosphere. Although all matter of dress is accepted, worshippers are encouraged to come in their everyday work clothes including cowboy hats, blue jeans and boots. Waldrup and his wife Donna were members of one of the non-traditional churches in the Ashville, North Carolina area when she was offered a promotion by AT&T. Her move up the ladder led them to the Winchester area where her husband soon answered to an even higher calling. A former grocery store manager with no formal training in theology, Waldrup says the path leading to formation of Blue Grass Cowboy Church has been marked by â&#x20AC;&#x153;faith and trust in the Lord.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has supplied every need,â&#x20AC;? said the pastor. One of the first needs was to find a facility and get the word out about services. That was met through flyers, classified ads in area newspapers and an appearance on a Mt. Sterling radio station.

TOP: The logo on a Cowboy Church tee shirt from Paris, Ky. reads, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ridinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Faith, Branded by His Blood.â&#x20AC;? LEFT: Pastor Dwayne Waldrup reads from the Bible during service.


Ty Cody Singer, 3, is flanked by his father and grandfather as they bow their heads in prayer during a Cowboy Church service held in Bourbon County, Ky. The advertising resulted in five different groups responding to a call for gospel/ Blue Grass bands. With band members and their families making up a big part of the audience, the first service was held on Nov. 27, 2007. Four of the 24 people attending that night accepted Christ. Since then, attendance has grown to as high as 61 for the weekly Tuesday night services. Waldrup is encouraged by the fact that â&#x20AC;&#x153;at least one person has accepted Christ at every service.â&#x20AC;? Stockyards employee Susie Buchanan is among those who have not missed a meeting. Her duties include everything from acting as a secretary to cleaning out the stalls and chasing cattle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like it. You come in your blue jeans even if you have cow ... up to your ...,â&#x20AC;? said the feisty Pendleton County resident, using jesters instead of words to make her point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was needing something in my life, and I hope this is it.â&#x20AC;? Attendees are welcome to bring their dogs or other pets into the services. Three dogs rested in their ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arms or sat beside them at a recent gathering of the congregation, including Bukus, a large, white Boxer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a regular,â&#x20AC;? said Mark Johnston, a handsome cowpoke decked out in cowboy hat and boots beside his wife, Tammy. No Shepherds were among the flock, a disappointment to me and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure to Tucky too, but there was a cute little Beagle Terrier mix that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to

meet again. Dogs are excused from standing when services are kicked off with members rising for the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by prayer and several numbers from an area Country-Western or Blue Grass group. Waldrup says his church is non-denominational but based on Southern Baptist principles, and all are welcome regardless of their faith or status in the community. He stresses the church is here to offer an alternative to traditional services and â&#x20AC;&#x153;not to steal members from other churches.â&#x20AC;? Members of other churches are encouraged to become a â&#x20AC;&#x153;partnerâ&#x20AC;? at the cowboy church while continuing to tithe at their home church. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody who can stand my Southernfried English is welcome,â&#x20AC;? he says. Other than the requirement of coming up with $800 per month for rent, there have been few problems with having services at the stockyards, according to the Waldrups. And that problem will be resolved in March when the Bourbon County Fairgrounds in nearby Paris becomes the new church home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent-free,â&#x20AC;&#x153; said the smiling pastor. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of room for us to host horse related shows and competitions, and even a playground outside our door with a replica of Noahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ark atop the Jungle Jim.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Herdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; around the county Local musicians offer weekly entertainment at Sr. Citizens Center By Laura Saylor Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare to find an open parking spot at the Meade County Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday afternoons. The center is crowded every week with men and women who travel from hours a way to enjoy each othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; company, and to spend time on the dance floor. Providing the music every Tuesday at the center is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just One of the Herd,â&#x20AC;? a local group of country musicians who gather each week to play some old, familiar tunes. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Wayne Woertz, drummer Stanley Edge, fiddle player Leonard

Goins and formerly David Dowell. Dowell has been unable to perform lately due to medical reasons, but other locally famous musicians have joined in to help keep the music alive. Charlie Skaggs, Eddie Bennett and Jeremy Miller perform as well, and with decades of experience under their belt, the band never had to practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We pretty much just show up,â&#x20AC;? Woertz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a lot of practice to it.â&#x20AC;? All of the band members have been playing instruments since their childhood, and rumor has it that Miller spent a few nights napping in a guitar case as a baby. Each individual has lengthy background in his musical speciality, whether it be singing, steel guitar, fiddle or drums. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We play a lot of songs that people are familiar with and every once and a while weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do something that we came

up with on our own,â&#x20AC;? Woertz said. Most of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members have traveled â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some extensively â&#x20AC;&#x201D; throughout their musical careers include performances in Nashville, Tenn., Georgia, Ohio and Indiana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just like to play,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of us been playing since we were four and five years old. We just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get away from it.â&#x20AC;? Assisting the band with hauling and setting up equipment is long-time friend and supporter Jesse Bush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These guys are some of the best around, I bet,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get bored of listening to them.â&#x20AC;? Sondra Hinton, director of the Sr. Citizens Center, is grateful for the band and their willingness to provide music each week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really appreciate everything they do,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And so does everyone that enjoys coming here.â&#x20AC;?


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Friday, March 21, 2008


Coach Travis Stull poses with individual award winners Taylor Knott, Shelby Miller, Meaghan Dunn and Cody Durbin, showing off their Stuart Pepper Middle school team trophy.

BELOW: Meade County High girls do well at state. From left in black shirts are Brandi Waters - 4th place, Courtney Campbell - 2nd place and Meagan Parcell - 3rd place in their division.

TOP: Stuart Pepper Middle proudly takes home a 2nd place team win. MIDDLE: Payneville Elementary displays their 3rd place trophy with their coaches. LEFT: Four Meade County shooters bring home the money after winning in the scholarship shoot-off. From left in black shirts are Cody Durbin, Meagan Parcell, Taylor Knott and Courtney Campbell. Koby White of Battletown counts his last round at the 15 meter line.

Prize From page B1 were; Cody Durbin, Taylor Knott, Alex Poe, Shelby Miller, Meaghan Dunn, Georgia Karr and Sean Davidson. Two SPMS shooters created much excitement at the end of day. Cody Durbin of Guston shot an all-time high score with a 292, winning 1st place in the individual boy’s middle school division, 4th in the all around boy’s division, and a position in the state competition scholarship shoot-off, where he earned $500 towards college. Taylor Knott of Payneville; shot an all time high score with a 290. Taylor won 2nd place in the individual boy’s middle school division, 5th in the all around boy’s division, and a position in the state competition scholarship shoot-off, where he made a perfect score of 50 points. Cody and Taylor were competing against 383 boys in the middle school division. The Meade County crowd were on their feet with excitement and were honored that Taylor had been so successful during the shoot-off which earned him 1st place and

$1,250 towards college. “Not too faint,” was what Knott said to himself while participating in the shoot-off. After he shot a perfect 50, emotions overwhelmed the shooter with laughter and tears. Stuart Pepper Middle team placed 2nd overall in the middle school division out of 30 schools. Individual awards were presented to Shelby Miller who placed 4th, and Meaghan Dunn placing 5th in the middle school girls division out of 212. Meade County High’s team consisting of sophomores, juniors and seniors, had 24 shooters at state, coached by Travis Shacklette. Seven of the high school’s shooters scored in the 280s: Courtney Campbell shot 287, Megan Parcell shot 286, Ricky Wardrip shot 286, Robert Mote shot 284, Zac Crutcher shot 284, Brandi Waters shot 283 and Justin Waters shot 280. “We have had a good turn out and respectable scores, maybe not as high as we shot in practice, but a strong team score with a total of 3309,” Shacklette said. “The freshman team and the high school team is basically split. It has made the scores go down a little bit by having the freshman’s shoot as a sepa-

rate team, but overall we are in-line with last year’s score.” Meade County High’s Courtney Campbell placed 2nd , Meagan Parcell placed 3rd and Brandy Waters placed 4th in the high school girl’s division out of 189 shooters. Meade County High’s over all team score was 3,309 out of 26 high schools. James R. Allen Freshman Academy, coached by Tim Parcell, had 24 shooters with an impressive team score of 3,250. With the changes in Meade County’s schools, this was the first year the freshman academy competed as an individual high school in the NASP program. Two freshman shooters made honorable scores in the 280s; Nathan Parcell shot 287 and Rhett Burks shot 281. James R. Allen Freshman Academy’s over all team score was 3,250 out of 26 high schools. Coach Chris Deal of Payneville Elementary’s team brought 27 shooters to the event, 24 of which participated in the state tournament. “Payneville’s team has picked up on scores during practice leading up to each individual competition,” Deal said. Clayton Knott shot 269, Kayla Dowell shot 263 and

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Ashley Brown shot 261, standing out at the state event for the Payneville team. “The Payneville team really stepped up and had a good time,” Deal said. Payneville’s overall team score was 2,924 receiving 3rd place out of 25 elementary schools. “It is great for the kids that don’t do any other sports and they sign-up for archery and excel,” Deal said. “That is what I like about it.” Payneville Elementary team place 3rd overall in the elementary school division. Considering the competition was in the middle of the week, coach Stout said he was glad everyone came out to shoot and have some fun, and that he appreciated all of the support from family and school representatives. Coach Stout’s Flaherty team placed 2nd at the regional event, earning them a place at this year’s state event. Flaherty’s team consisted of 20 shooters. Michael Ray – a sixth grader – shot an impressive score of 266 during the state event. The team’s overall score was 2,784, finishing 5th out of 25 elementary schools. This is Susan Barley’s first year coaching in the NASP program. Coach Barley is

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happy to have her David T. Wilson team participate in the state competition, considering this is their first year. Alongside to assist with coaching was her sister, Deanna. David T. Wilson had 19 kids participating in this year’s state tournament. The team, who have had practices twice a week since the first week of January, proudly scored 2,662 in this year’s state tournament, finishing 11th out of 25 elementary schools. “The program is excellent for the kids,” Barley said. “It is a very good experience for them and they have enjoyed it emmensely.” Jennie Richardson is a member of the Kentucky State Department of Fish and Wildlife and has been state coordinator for the archery program for over six years. This year is the 6th annual run of tournaments. “So far, it’s always held in Kentucky, with the first tournament held at the horse park in Lexington,” Richardson said. “We quickly out-grew that facility in the first year, and it has been in Louisville since 2004. State and nationals both have been held in Kentucky. The program is growing so quick that we had to go to sectional, regional and

state tournaments. There is currently an estimated 5,000 schools in the archery program in United States.” Richardson, the first state coordinator in the United States for this program, does not see any end in sight. “I thought we would hit our plateau last year,” Richardson said. “But we are more busy now than we have ever been, adding more new schools to the program in the state of Kentucky.” At the regional level last year, there were 3,000 shooters that competed to get to state level – this year it nearly doubled. Six-thousand shooters competed at regionals to earn their way to this year’s state competition. At this year’s state, there were over 1,800 kids competing. “Excitement and enthusiasm for the program is greater than it has ever been, because of what the program is doing for kids that do not participate in the traditional ball sports,” Richardson said. She added that the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife staff take pride in “changing kids lives, one arrow at a time.” The 2008 NASP full score results can be found on page B3 in this week’s sports.

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