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‘Goat-ing’ once, ‘goat-ing’ twice, sold! First annual 4-H/ FFA goat sale to be held this weekend By Laura Saylor editor@thenewsstandard.com

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The goat sale to be held Saturday gives local youth the opportunity to purchase a goat which can later be shown at the county fair.

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The Breckinridge County Fairgrounds will be abuzz this weekend as the Breckinridge and Meade county 4-H and FFA host a first-ever goat sale. The sale begins at noon CST (1 p.m. EST) on Saturday and is ex-

pected to continue throughout the afternoon. This is the first time such a goat sale has been organized near Meade County, and it’s being held with the intention of giving youth the opportunity to purchase local livestock. “We plan on having about 91 head to sell,” said Carl Logsdon, president of the Meade County Goat Producers. “Ninety-nine percent of the goats will be purchased by 4-H kids ... so they can be shown at the county fair and districts and regionals.” Logsdon said kids interested in showing goats often have to travel outside the county to purchase their

World-famous jockey Pat Day offers divine inspiration

By Jorena D. Faulkner jorena@thenewsstandard.com BRANDENBURG — Flint Group consultant Mike Flint said archeological fieldwork of the Brandenburg riverfront has been completed through the University of Kentucky. During the monthly meeting of the Meade County Riverport Authority held Tuesday at the Meade County courthouse, Flint said the completion of the study gives the Riverport Authority the green light to move forward on the riverport project “On the road, we’ve made a lot of progress,” Flint said. “UK has completed a management survey. A summary has been done and prepared and recommended no further studies or reports needed for the road. So all of the archeological has been approved.” The report will now be submitted through the Kentucky Heritage Council for concurrence and forwarded to the in-staff archeologist at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) for final sign-off and issuance of a notice to proceed to transference of right of way of the road to the county. “The next step is to transfer — to the county — specifically for that strip,” Flint said. Joe Wright, Riverport Authority chairman, said that the transference takes only a matter of days and questioned Flint as to who would be the entity to move the process forward. “Who is responsible for moving that forward?” Wright asked. “As I understand the archeological part — and these signatures — it’s just a matter of days. It’s not like it’s months now … it’s days. With that being done, who is going to step-up and say this needs to be done?” Flint explained that the KTC would be the proceeding entity, going through the processes of approaching the county to request the right of way

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goats, but this weekend’s localized goat sale will allow youth to purchase their goats without driving hours out of the way. “Maybe this is a way to get some local goats to be shown and win at the fair, too,” Logsdon said. The price range is expected to vary from roughly $100 to $500 per head, depending on the breed and size of the goat. The Breckinridge County Fairgrounds is located off Highway 60 past the high school in Harned, Ky. For more information contact Carl Logsdon at 270-547-6109 or Jimmy Dowell at 270-547-3438.

Meade Countians considered ‘relatively healthy’ By Laura Saylor editor@thenewsstandard.com

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TOP: Renown jockey Pat Day talks about faith to a crowd at First Baptist Church in Brandenburg. BELOW: A larger than life statue of Pat Day is on display at Churchill Downs.

Night and ‘Day’ Internationally-acclaimed horse jockey Pat Day was well-recieved at First Baptist Church in Brandenburg Sunday evening. The Kentucky Derby winner offered an uplifting discussion on battling drug and alcohol abuse to find peace of mind and happiness through faith. Rev. Sherman Ramsey welcomed Day to a crowd of listeners who enjoyed his positive and honest outlook on life. Day, who retired in 2005, has nearly 9,000 career wins and is regarded as one of the greatest jockeys in horseracing history.

With Kentucky consistently ranking as one of the least healthy states in the nation, several institutes and organizations have increased their efforts to provide awareness of health issues on state and local levels across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Institute of Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in conjunction with the Institute for Rural Journalism, has published recently gathered health assessments of the Lincoln Trail District and, specifically, Meade County. In the report, Meade County is considered “relatively healthy” with a “physically active population.” A low diabetes rate, and low cancer death rates attribute to the county’s positive rating, while a high number of motor vehicle deaths, oral health, cardiovascular and lung cancer rates pose challenges for the county. While the area’s rural atmosphere may contribute to the county’s physically active population, community programs and physical fitness in school systems are a prominent resource that help keep local residents active, said Linda Sims, district director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department in Elizabethtown, Ky. “The school systems provide good awareness and have welcomed wellness for their students,” she said. “It’s important for school systems to have good health programs in order to have that active lifestyle to carry on through

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Many honored at Chamber of Commerce awards dinner By Felicia Thompson thompson@thenewsstandard.com Kentucky Lt. Gov. Dr. Dan Mongiardo visited Brandenburg last Thursday to attend the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce Award & Leadership Installation Dinner. The topic of the evening was Kentucky in the 21st century, and Mongiardo’s experience in government, as well as medicine, gave him a well-rounded perspective with which to speak about

Kentucky’s future. Award, Volunteer of the The evening began with Year Award for 2007). a reception and dinner, folThe Community Achievelowed by a speech ment Award for Exfrom Mongiardo ceptional Service and presentations to an organization, of several awards business, faith-based including the Comgroup, club, nonmunity Achieveprofit organization, ment Award for Exfamily, or individual ceptional Service to in recognition of Meade County and exceptional volunthree annual awards Lt. Gov. Dan teer service to the given to Chamber of Mongiardo life and welfare of Commerce members the community was (Arch Chemicals graciously awarded Award, James W. Kimball to the Pets In Need Society

(PINS). The Arch Chemicals Award to a business or organization member that provided outstanding support and service to Meade County during 2007 went to Meade County Farm Bureau Insurance. The Volunteer of the Year Award to an individual who is either a member or an employee of a member whose work on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce during 2007 was of the highest quality went to Tim

Gossett, vice president of Meade County RECC. “I’m proud to be part of the Chamber … and helping out the community,” Gossett said. He went on to comment that he feels he received the award primarily for his work with the business relocation of the Chamber of Commerce and service in other functions such as Christmas By The River, COC golf tournaments and banquets. “We just try to help out

where we can,” he said. The James W. Kimball Award to an individual who is either a member or an employee of a member business or organization and who has a record of ongoing support for and service to the Chamber of Commerce and its work went to Vickie Bryson of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. “I was tremendously pleased with the evening,”

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cancer rates were high. Sims attributed the district’s cancer screenings as a preventative way to help lower some cancer rates. She said smoking and lung cancer rates are also improving, but it takes longer for the improvements to be seen statistically. “With early detection things like breast cancer rates are down … and though smoking over the whole state is improving, it may take five or 10 years out to really see it,” she

From page A1 adulthood … and (Meade County) Superintendent Mitch Crump is very conscientious of that.” Meade County ranked 46 out of the Commonwealth’s 112 counties for overall health, according to the report. Colorectal, breast and prostate cancer rates were low, while lung

said. Oral health in Meade County is another health assessment concern listed in the Kentucky Institute of Medicine report, and smoking, Sims said, was part of the reason for poor oral care in the county. Kristi Dupin, clinical director at the Meade County Health Department, also said oral health is — and has been — a big challenge for Kentucky, and a lack of dental insurance is a major reason for the poor oral

care around the county. “It’s that people are so under-insured,” she said about the county’s oral health. “It prevents them from getting the treatment they may need.” Dupin said the Meade County Health Department offers several programs to aid under-insured residents, but there’s only so much the programs can offer. Women’s cancer programs and other classes — such as smoking cessation and diabetes education

Infant immunizations are important, safe

Fast track From page A1 for the road. The county attorney generally assists with the deed transfer. “It’s a pretty seamless process,” Flint said. “The land will get donated from the county specifically for the road, then a legal description is created. That gets packaged up with your construction drawings and then the county and the state determine who they want to handle the procurement or bid-letting.” The federal guidelines for bid letting of the project are

By Melissa D. Kinnard Meade Co. Health Dept. Across the U.S., communities will be participating in National Infant Immunization Week which runs from April 19-26, 2008. This year’s awareness campaign slogan is “Love Them. Protect Them. Immunize Them.” Immunizations are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children from preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Children need to be immunized against 14 diseases before the age of two: Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis A, Pneumococcal Disease, Hepatitis B, Polio, Hib Disease, Rotavirus. Influenza (Flu), Rubella (German Measles), Measles, Tetanus (Lockjaw), Mumps and Varicella (Chicken Pox). We can protect young children from more preventable diseases than ever before. Because of their fragile immune systems, infants are particularly at

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Children need to be immunized against 14 diseases before the age of two to help ensure good health. risk for infectious disease, which is why it is so vital that they be protected through immunization. Immunizations are extremely safe due to ongoing research by physicians, researchers and public health workers. Statistically, children have a much greater chance of being harmed by serious infectious disease than by the immunizations themselves. Parents must take responsibility for their children’s vaccinations. Parents and/ or caregivers need to keep a detailed written record of their child’s immunizations so that they are kept

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current. Immunizations protect entire communities because they decrease the chance of the spread of infectious disease. Fortunately, free and lowcost vaccination programs are available in our country to provide the benefit of immunization to all populations. If you are unsure of your child’s immunization schedule, please contact your pediatrician or local health department. You can reach the Meade County Health Department at (270) 422-3988. Keep your children safe — vaccinate them on time, every time.

From page A1 said Russ Powell, executive director of the Meade County Chamber of Commerce. “We had a good dinner and I think the Lt. Gov.’s remarks were of interest to people in the community. “People enjoy awards ceremonies where people are recognized for their hard work within the county. It was a wonderful evening.”

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The 2008 COC Board of Directors were also announced at the dinner. Paul Poole, Director of Personnel at Meade County Public Schools will serve as the President of the Chamber until 2011; Matthew Pike, loan officer for Meade County Bank, will serve as Vice President/ President-Elect; Delaine Streible, realtor at StoneGate Realty, will serve as secretary; treasurer will be Vickie Bryson, manager of the Brandenburg branch of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. Other members of the

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Friday, April 4, 2008 Editorial

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Spring season brings a refreshing new air

It’s been a long winter. Tornados and snow storms duked it out for the title of most devastating blow to the county, leaving local residents to spend the murky days of March rebuilding their homes and businesses. One fatal car accident in Brandenburg was attributed to slick roadways, while dozens of other drivers became frustratingly familiar with tow trucks and repair shops. Snow days forced high school graduation into June, and homeowners, businesses owners and farmers are still — more than two months later — reaping repercussions of the Feb. 5 tornado that ransacked the area. The Ohio has spilled over, flooding Riverfront Park; swampy baseball fields are causing game delays and cancellations; and it even snowed on Easter — which seems to be arriving earlier and earlier each year. But take comfort: Spring has sprung. Daffodils, robins and dogwood buds are upon us. Yard sale signs are being staked in yards and sleeve-lengths are becoming shorter and shorter. Our community has endured rough winter months, but with the warmer air rides a refreshing new outlook that this town is resilient, and it’s people are withstanding. Shake off the snow, take a fresh new breath, and take time to admire the bright green waves of Meade County.

Military personnel appreciated in HB’s As we enter the final stretch of the 2008 General Assembly session before the 10-day veto period, the Senate has worked late into the night passing important legislation as well as meeting with House members to work out common ground on the budget. As a member of Senate Leadership, I have been working on the budget conference committee. The Senate is strongly committed to not raising your taxes. The Senate budget, unlike the House proposal, provides for public safety as well as the interests of Kentuckians including health services, education, and infrastructure without raising taxes. I am hopeful we will have an agreement by the week-end. In the Senate this week, we passed Senate Bill 175 which

standardizes the process for organ and tissue donation. The bill also streamlines the regulations among the different states. Senate Bill 175 offers hope to many sick people who are in desperate need of life-giving organs. This year, like in the past, the Senate has worked hard to express our appreciation for all that our military men and women do for us. Senate Bill 216 expands the number of facilities available to veterans for long-term care by adding “community residential-care facilities” to the places where veterans can seek help. The fact of the matter is that many servicemen and women sacrifice their own future health and need a place to take care of their long-term needs. Veterans’ homes are in short supply and have long

waiting lists. The more op- ky.gov. portunities we can provide Several of my bills have for our veterans in this regard passed the House so I will is the least we can do. have an update for The Senate also next week. We Legislative you passed House Bill also have a toll-free Update 470 which the Sennumber 1-800-372ate amended to per7181 which you can mit a member of the call to voice your military who has reopinion on a bill. quested an absentee Senator Carroll Gibballot to cancel the son (R-Leitchfield) is absentee ballot and the Senate Majority to vote in person on Whip. He is serves on election day. This the Judiciary Commitmakes it easier for our Carroll Gibson tee, State and Local military who leave on Government Commitlong deployments to tee, the Veterans, Milivote if they receive a furlough tary Affairs, and Public Protecor can come home early for tion Committee, and the Tobacco whatever reason. Settlement Agreement Fund The budget conference Oversight Committee. He reprecommittee has been tele- sents the 5th District including vised this week but you can Breckinridge, Grayson, Hanalso keep up with legislative cock, Hart, LaRue, and Meade business online at www.lrc. counties.

Take an ‘interest’ in common sense The Kentucky Legisla- everything about the paydayture’s attempt to regulate the loan business, right down payday-loan business comes to limiting loans to no more with a large dose of than 30 percent of a irony. monthly inBluegrass person’s Recent budget come. The policy that Beacon circuses in FrankBell’s House Bill 500 fort have resulted in would create requires politicians racking lenders to offer borup a record amount rowers an extended of debt that requires payment plan with no payback at a high additional fees after price. Yet, lawmakthe sixth renewal of ers want to make the loan. (Wouldn’t it it harder for single be nice if Kentuckians mothers, blue-collar Jim Waters could stop paying taxworkers and lowes after the sixth time salary employees lawmakers approve — who really might need to another package of pork?) borrow money. This bill passed the House Meanwhile, recent spend- and heads to the Senate, ing fests have included “bor- where it ought to treat Bell’s rowing” for unnecessary pork bill like all House legislation projects such as a “convention should get treated this sescenter” in Corbin (population sion: Put it through the shredapproximately 8,000) and up- der like junk mail credit-card graded living conditions for offers. polar bears in Louisville. Bell’s proposal represents At least the folks who fre- one of the most egregious exquent payday-loan business- amples of useless assaults on es — and plenty do — use the the marketplace during the money for legitimate needs current legislative session. such as getting a car fixed, It’s Frankfort’s equivalent of buying groceries or taking Washington forcing mortkids to the doctor. gage lenders to cut interest Nevertheless, politicians rates. And it’s clear that this never miss a chance to fo- is only the beginning of the cus on the unnecessary, so in feds’ involvement in the nasteps Rep. Johnny Bell. tion’s mortgage business. He wants to regulate nearly More than likely, it’s only a

Letter to the Editor

In reference to the March 14 Viewpoints article regarding BRAC, I feel that misinformation, bias and ignorance seemed to have converged in the same article. I have great respect and strong debt of gratitude to military families. Every one of those families would love to have extended family living within a stones throw. Instead they are compelled to move according to the needs of whichever military organization they are aligned with. They move their families, sometimes as often as every three years, not because they want to yank their children out of school and leave new friendships but because that is what Uncle Sam requires them to do. Because of the sacrifices those families make Ms. Faulkner is able to freely provide her comments, she is able to worship any faith, and so on through all of the basic freedoms we enjoy. If any company proposed a facility that could hire upwards of 1000 employees, they would be encouraged with incentives and welcomed. Knox has a long history of providing employment for the local community through federal jobs and contracted employees. All of these components contribute to the local tax base, help local businesses by utilizing their services and are responsible for the continued expansion of housing within the Meade/Hardin areas. Look at what is happening with foreclosures throughout the country — yet the market in Meade/Hardin is still solvent. Progress is progress, there are many avenues available to every person in a community to become more involved in the direction of their communities expansion — attend fiscal, court meetings, get involved in your local better business bureau, and so on. The military families are not proprietors of the businesses Ms. Faulkner dislikes. Let me quote real numbers from the most currently available census (2000) — of the entire population within Meade 18 percent of the adults over 18 are veterans and 19 percent of employed adults are government workers. In Hardin the percentage rises to 21 percent veterans with 19 percent government employees. If you look at median income, the 2006 American Community Survey conducted by the Census Bureau shows that in Hardin the median income for a veteran is $4176 monthly compared to $1818 for non-veterans. These are facts, not opinions. Those numbers don’t include military assigned to Knox; these are the veterans no longer wearing a uniform but supporting and enriching your communities. So I think perhaps we should be wary of what we wish for ... If Meade/Hardin were to lose the economic impact of Knox, not only would the community miss out on the opportunity to embrace many wonderful military families but also much of the life blood that has infused both counties with perpetual economic growth would be lost.

start for Frankfort, too. Taking out a short-term loan is a legal and private matter. Bills that represent useless intrusion into the marketplace should become illegal. But Bell found 56 supporters in the House to join in his folly. Granted, payday loans don’t entail a wise personal finance decision. Interest rates can run as high as 400 percent, and due dates appear more quickly that a legislator can say “taxes.” But when a bank loan manager looks at someone’s credit report like it carries the plague, any kind of a loan looks like a lifesaver. And regulating payday loans would threaten many mom-and-pop payday-loan operations that have cropped up throughout the state. That puts people out of jobs. I thought Bell’s political party philosophy focused on helping single mothers, the elderly, the financially challenged and the “little guy.” It turns out that like so many of the government policies we see nowadays, this proposal harms the very people it claims to help. But if you don’t believe me, look at this testimony from the “comments” section

on KentuckyVotes.org’s listing of this bill. It came from someone who identified herself as a 10-year employee at a payday-advance office: “We have helped a lot of people over the years. Some say they couldn’t make it without us. … We don’t just have SSI people coming here. We have lots of people who work at hospitals, banks, court houses, etc. We do not prey on poor people. I don’t understand how banks can charge up to $35 for every (overdrawn) check, and it’s terrible how much credit card companies can charge people. I really feel it’s no one’s business if people use our service. No one tells people how to use their credit cards or when they can. Let us continue to help people in our state.” Currently, government does not tell us how or when to use our credit cards. But based on the attitude displayed with the paydayloan bill, you never know for what or whom government’s “Bell” will toll next.

Jim Waters is the director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. You can reach him at jwaters@ bipps.org.

Problems with VA? Call inspector general Veterans Post Freddy Groves Consider this an experiment: If you have specific problems with the VA or questions the VA hasn’t answered, there is a place to call: the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General Hotline. The VAOIG hotline will either solve your problem, get the VA to respond to you or direct you to a specific source of assistance. If the problem

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cannot be solved, they’ll tell you why. You won’t be left in the no-man’s land of no information. Bold promises, I know, but this is what I’ve been told. The VAOIG is independent of the VA, and while its main focus is criminal activity, its role is to help improve the VA system as a whole. Until it knows what the problems are and sees specific patterns emerge, it can’t address the larger problems. Call the VAOIG with a specific issue to resolve. Paperwork repeat-

edly lost, then found, then lost again just when you’re about to get benefits? Call it, with details. Benefits mysteriously cut? Call it. Feel like you’re lost in a maze of VA bureaucrats who don���t respond? Call the VAOIG. Contact the VAOIG at 1-800-488-8244. Have your info in hand when you call. It answers the phones Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. It also has a Web site at www.va.gov/oig/ with a list of contact phone numbers and departments.

E-mail can be sent to vaoighotline@va.gov. If you want to deal directly with the VA, there’s a new customer-service center called the VA Central Office. You’ll have to pay for the call: (202) 273-5400. If you contact the VAOIG Hotline with a problem, tell me how they did. My fingers are crossed that it’ll do right by 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.

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Earl Cecil Calhoun, Jr., 79, of Brandenburg, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008 at Medco Center of Brandenburg. He was born June 16, 1928 in Louisville to the late Earl Calhoun, Sr. and Margaret Cecil Calhoun. He was a veteran of WWII where he served in the U.S. Navy and he was a former Shively City Councilman. He was preceded in death by his sister Marjoree L. Glenn. He is survived by his wife, Alice A. Calhoun of Brandenburg; daughters, Cynthia L. Tosti and Dianna L. Davis; sisters, Alice F. Edwards and Jackie J. Miles; brother, Donald E. Calhoun; grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine Davis; step-daughters, Constance Poskins, Lois Hardeman and Mary Insolo and their seven children and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 1:30 – 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation was chosen by the family, inurnment will be at Louisville Memorial Gardens West at a future date. Online condolences can be made at www.bjsfunerals.com.

Beulah Mae Lasley Mrs. Beulah Mae Lasley, age 63, Brandenburg, Ky, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Lasley loved to play bingo. She is survived by her husband, Roy E. Lasley of Brandenburg, Ky.; five children, Roy Allen (Barbara) Lasley, Lisa (Tony Bunger) Hughes, Susan (Eric) Masterson, Sherry (Chris Doyle) Pike, all from Brandenburg, Ky.; Sandy (Scott) Overlock of Piedmont, S. C.; thirteen grandchildren, Amanda (Andy) Zanone, Daniel (Amanda) Lasley, Jennifer Dowell, Donald Overlock, Jacob Overlock, Alicia (Ryan) Tyree, Larry Robinson, Cody Hager, Emma Masterson, Dustin Pike, Kristin Pike, Dylan Pike and Courtney Overlock; two great grandchildren, Megan Zanone and Ashton Ledford; two brothers, Jim and David Bennett; and a sister, Dorothy Lasley. Funeral Services will be held today at 3:00 p.m., from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with burial in Ekron Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Central Kentucky. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

Henry ‘Mickey’ Holman 1920-2008

Henry “Mickey” Holman, 87, of Brandenburg died March 9, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was born June 28, 1920 in Muskegon, Mich. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jo Wilkerson; and a son, Donnie Styles. He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Styles Holman; seven children in Muskegon, Mich. and five children in Brandenburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held March 13 from the Brandenburg Church of God with Rev. Randy Johnson officiating.

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Brandee Lyn Graves Woodward 30, of Radcliff, Ky. died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of N.O.W. She graduated in 1995 from Littleton High School in Littleton, Mass., and was a 2000 graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Survivors include her husband, Andrew Woodward; her parents, Bill and Linda Graves of Radcliff, Ky.; a brother, Bill Graves of Hodgenville, Ky.; two sisters, Leslee (Brendan) Dickens of Radcliff, Ky. and Kellee (Michael) Graves of Shirley, Mass.; and three nieces, Samantha Dickens, Nicole Dickens and Rachel Sanders. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, April 2, at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. with the Rev. Daniel Lincoln officiating. Coffey & Chism Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.coffeyandchism.com.

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FAITH & VALUES

Friday, April 4, 2008

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Spouses often in denial about unhappy marriages

QUESTION: Do you feel with that circumstance. The that there is a kind of “blind- extremely painful experiness� that can occur when ences of grief, anxiety, and a victim of an affair insomnia become denies the truth? I Focus on inevitable once the seemed to experihas been faced. the family truth ence this when my Furthermore, the inhusband was fooljured person fears ing around with my that a confrontation best friend. The affair with the unfaithful went on for two years partner might drive before I could acthe spouse into the knowledge it to myarms of the new lover. self. But why would I Given these concerns, deny the truth? Why the person consciousJames do victims “choose� ly or unconsciously Dobson chooses not to notice to be blind? DR. DOBSON: the affair in the hope That psychological that it will blow over process is called denial, and and be forgotten. Obviously, it is designed to protect the there is ample motivation for mind from an unacceptable a vulnerable person to deny thought or reality. Once a what the eyes are seeing. person admits to himself or When the evidence of unherself that a beloved spouse faithfulness becomes overhas been unfaithful, then he whelming, a man or woman or she is obligated to deal will sometimes “ask� the

guilty spouse to assist with the denial. This is done by making accusations in the hope of being proven wrong. For example, a wife will say, “Are you and Donna seeing one another?� “No, I’ve told you a thousand times that nothing is going on,� he lies. “But where were you until 2:00 A.M. last night?� “I had car trouble. Now will you get off my back?� This wife knows her husband’s story is phony, but she continually asks him to lie to her. And interestingly, she does not feel obligated to “blow the whistle� on him until he admits his involvement ... which may never happen. These tacit agreements help her maintain the illusion that “all is well,� and provide a permissive environment in which the hus-

band can play around. Denial has many applications and uses in human experience. It will permit a woman to ignore a suspicious lump in her breast, or the drugs in her son’s bedroom, or the debt that the family is accumulating. Through this process the mind is protected for a time, it often permits even greater disasters to gain a foothold in our lives. QUESTION: Why do you think parents are so quick to criticize themselves? What is the source of the self-doubt which seems so prevalent? DR. DOBSON: It is a cultural phenomenon. Mothers, especially, have been blamed for everything that can conceivably go wrong with children. Even when their love and commitment are incalculable, the experts accuse them

of making grievous errors in toilet training, disciplining, feeding, medicating and educating their youngsters. They are either over-possessive or under-nurturing. Their approach is either harsh or permissive. One psychiatrist even wrote an entire book on the dangers of religious training, blaming parents for scaring kids with talk of the next world. Thus, no matter how diligently Mom approaches her parenting responsibilities, she is likely to be accused of twisting and warping her children. Perhaps this explains why women are more critical of themselves than men. Eighty percent of the respondents to our poll were women, and their most frequent comment was, “I’m a failure as a mother!� What nonsense! Women have been taught to

think of themselves in this way and it is time to set the record straight. The task of procreation was never intended to be so burdensome. Of course it is demanding. And children are challenging, to be sure. But the guilt and selfdoubt that often encumber the parenting responsibility are largely self-imposed. It’s time we restored the confidence to those who are working so hard to raise their children with love and wisdom.

Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. family.org). Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers� and “Bringing Up Boys,� both published by Tyndale House.

‘God has always taken care of me’

“Give us this day our daily bread.� —Matthew 6:11

Until she died last year, I used to go to a nursing home to visit a friend of mine from my days as pastor of the Cathedral of the Assumption. She cracked me up one minute, and inspired me the next. One day, I was telling her all the things I was going to say at her funeral. She listened attentively and then said, “Well, I hope you live long enough to be there!� On another occasion, when she was very sick, we got into a discussion of the afterlife. She said something like, “I don’t know too much about it, but God has always taken care of me, so I expect he will continue to take care of me after I die. “God has always taken care of me.� Two Christmases ago, I

received a letter from an- kinds of things happened other former parishioner. I to me. Many times, I was had sent him some money caught between paying for Christmas bethe church electric cause he is retired, Encouraging bill and helping a on a fixed income, needy family. When Words and has other famiI helped the needy ly members to supfamily, it often happort. pened that an unexHe told me that pected check came before my letter in the mail. and check arrived, One time, when he was down to his the funds were relast $13. ally low at my parHe relayed that ish in Monticello, I Ronald he had given a was going through Knott street person some the latest shipment money, and was of used clothes that questioning his someone sent for own generosity in light of our used clothing store. the fact that his cupboard They were the clothes of was about empty. a many who had recently Even when he got the died. In the stuff, there mail, he almost did not go was an old shoebox with a through it because of his pair of shoes. predicament. He said it Under the shoes was took him a while to calm five hundred dollars in down. twenty-dollar bills. “God has always taken Realizing that the famcare of me.� ily was not aware of this When I was working in windfall, I reluctantly sent the home missions, these it back to the family, in

spite of the great needs of the parish. Months went by. Then one day, a thousand dollar check came from family who had finally settled his estate. These experiences always remind me of the widow of Zeraphat. Down to her last bit of flour and a few drops of oil, she is asked by a traveling prophet for something to eat. She had to decide whether to take care of her own needs first, or be generous to others. Because of her trust in God, she was rewarded with a miracle; her jar of flour never ran out and her jug of oil never ran dry. The ultimate faith question is, “Do you trust the God you believe in?� You’ll never know till you face a crisis. Father Knott, a Meade County native, is a priest from the Archdiocese of Louisville.

We should expect to learn from trials James 1: 2 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials� (NKJV). Outlook determines outcome, and attitude determines action. God tells us to expect trails. Believers who expect the Christian walk to be easy are in for a shock. Because we are God’s scattered people (v. 1) and not His sheltered people, we must experience trails. We cannot always expect everything to go our way.

   

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Risen to the top at local dance studio By Jorena D. Faulkner jorena@thenewsstandard.com

On Wednesday nights — just outside of Building Q at the Meade County Fairgrounds — the pulsating beat of hip-hop music drives members of the Risen Stars All Star competitive dance team through a routine worthy of a spot on the hit MTV series “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Owner and instructor/ coach, Beth Risen, opened the doors to Risen Stars Dance in July 2007, offering hip-hop and pom — a form of cheerleading — instruction to Meade County youth between the ages of four and 18. Risen also developed a nationally touring All Star competitive dance team, made up of local 12to 18-year-old dancers who vie for 10 available positions on the squad. The Risen Stars All Star Dance Team competed in the JAMfest Cheer and Dance Nationals senior hiphop division last Saturday at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville against other teams from across the United States. The team ranked in the top five. Seventeen-year-old Julia Powers has been dancing with Risen Stars — more specifically the All Stars Dance Team — for nearly a year. “I started — it’s been about a year ago — with Beth,” said Powers. “I enjoy it a lot. It’s a lot of fun. Risen coaches the classes along with two her assistants, sisters Maddie and Lindsey Redmon. Maddie assists with the four- to seven-year-old group, while

16-year-old Lindsey takes on the eight- to 13-year-old crews. “I have a blast teaching class,” Lindsey Redmon said. “I teach eight to 13-year-olds. I love it.” Risen began Risen Stars when she saw a need for a dance studio in the community, and putting her conglomerative 23-years of experience in dance and cheerleading to use, opened for business. “I’ve been involved with dance and cheerleading since I was in middle school — it’s been my life,” Risen said. “My daughter was cheering in Elizabethtown with an All Stars team, and I looked around the community and saw that there was nowhere for (dancers) to go. It was either E-town or Louisville.” Risen is certified through the United States All Star Federation (USASF) and maintains her instructor status by completing and passing annual hands-on and written testing required by the USASF. Aside from the professional, technical training students receive, Risen likes to reward her students with special treats at the end of each training session. For Easter, Risen gave each student candy filled eggs, for Christmas she made them all ornaments. “I think we have a fun atmosphere,” Risen said. “It’s an open, stress free atmosphere. I love working with the kids. They’re fun and I treat them like they’re my own.” Risen also says the training facility is looking to relocate in the very near future, with plans to open an expanded location on

U.S. Highway 79 sometime during the summer. Along with the expansion, Risen hopes to broaden the scale of services offered by next spring with the addition of gymnastics and — along with the All Star dance team — the development of an All Star cheerleading squad. Risen says she feels dance is an important addition to the community sports offered to Meade County students, and is excited to be able to assist local youth in finding a positive outlet for their creativity. “I hope to be able to add every day (of the week),” Risen said. “We would have classes Monday through Friday, so there will be more options for everyone in the community. I believe dance is important. It provides a sense of confidence and self-esteem. (Dance) can be an independent activity or it can be a group activity. You can mold it to be what you want.” Risen Stars Dance will be holding auditions for the upcoming 2008-2009 dance season for the All Stars competitive dance team, beginning the week of April 14. “On Monday through Thursday you’ll learn to dance, and we’ll teach you some of our technique,” Risen said. “Friday is when you will try out. I’m hoping to add another team. I’d like to have a senior (dance) team and a junior (dance) team.” For more information about joining Risen Stars Dance or try-outs for the All Star Dance Team, visit the Web site at www.risenstars. com, or contact Beth Risen at 270-422-8158 or e-mail beth@risenstars.com.

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Use economic stimulus payments wisely ✃Fusion Tan By Jennifer Bridge 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 in-

comes 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 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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If you’re down to the wire and haven’t finished (or started) your taxes, there’s still time to get it done. It’s important to file on time because penalties and interest accrue if you don’t. The meter starts running the day taxes are due, and they can add up to 25 percent of your tax bill. Here are some ways to get your taxes done at the last minute: •Take your taxes to a tax preparer such as H&R Block. Call ahead of time to see if there’s a long wait. Ask how long before your return can be completed.

•The IRS has the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, where you can get free basic tax preparation if you can be considered low or moderate income (approximately $40,000). Call 1-800-829-1040 for a location near you. •If you’re age 60 or older, consider the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program. For more information on TCE, call 1-800-829-1040. Also consider the AARP Tax-Aide program for seniors. Call 1-888-227-7669 for information •You can call the IRS for help with filling out the forms (1-800-829-1040) or visit a Taxpayer Assistance Center near you. The IRS

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Local tobacco transplants best option against disease By Laura Skillman UK College of Agriculture

LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s the time of year when some tobacco farmers prepare to purchase tobacco transplants. But now word comes that plants with blue mold have been found in Florida, and any plants headed to Kentucky could be infected. This is a yearly concern, but one way to reduce that worry is to think local. Healthy and vigorous transplants serve as the foundation for a successful tobacco crop. Kenny Seebold, a plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, said farmers can reduce the odds of bringing this unwanted disease into their tobacco fields by producing their own plants or buying them from a local producer. Local producers also must think preventively and manage their operations to minimize disease problems as well. Seebold said he’s already received word of blue mold found in tobacco transplants in northern Florida. Some of the worst epidemics of blue

mold in Kentucky were associated with early arrival of the disease during production of transplants. “There’s no imminent threat to producers in Kentucky at the moment, since we’re not too far along in the transplant production cycle, and recent weather patterns haven’t necessarily threatened us,” he said. “On the other hand, it’s extremely important now to keep southern-grown transplants out of our state if at all possible.” Historically, Florida produced quite a few seedling plugs that were sold in Kentucky, but the company that grew the bulk of these plants phased out tobacco transplants in 2007. Still, there may be other companies or individuals in Florida and possibly Georgia that will raise plugs or finished plants that might come into Kentucky. “The threat from the disease is low, but the status could change quickly depending upon the extent of the epidemic in the south and the weather that we experience over the next couple of months,” Seebold

Kenny Seebold, a plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, said farmers can reduce the odds of bringing this unwanted disease into their tobacco fields by producing their own plants or buying them from a local producer.

threat. “This threat level would increase if the disease is found in those areas, or if weather conditions and patterns indicate potential exposure,” he said. “Because there is a threat, I’d say we should avoid these plants as well if at all possible.” Proper management of transplants during the production cycle is critical to managing blue mold and other diseases. Prevention is the best defense against blue mold in float systems and conventional plant beds. From this point forward, Kentucky plant producers should manage their operations to prevent blue mold from developing in their transplants. This means good growing practices and routine application of Dithane DF to plants from the time they are dime-sized through setting into the field.

said. The blue mold pathogen normally does not overwinter in Kentucky and must be introduced for epidemics to begin each year. The pathogen is introduced aerially

More information is available in the 2008 Kentucky Tobacco Production Guide. Copies can be obtained through county offices of the UK Cooperative Extension Service.

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Winter, early spring pruning tips By Andy Mills CEA for Agriculture and Natural Resources

As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to think about their yard’s landscape. The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But do not just prune for the sake of pruning, make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin. Pruning during the late winter months allows for the removal of damage caused by winter winds and precipitation. The wounds caused by pruning heal most quickly this time of year just as new growth is emerging on the plant. Pruning also allows removal of diseased, crowded or hazardous branches. When pruning trees, the size of the tree does not need to be reduced too much in one season. Limit the pruning amount to one-fourth of the tree’s volume. Start by thinning out branches by cutting them off close to the tree’s trunk or a large limb. Leave the base of the branch, known as the col-

lar, intact. Cutting the collar will prevent the plant from growing over the wound caused from pruning. Pruning in this manor allows for a healthy tree that is more open to sunlight and air movement. If the branch is cut back only part way, there will likely be a crowded regrowth of new branches where the cut was made. Do not seal or paint the wounds resulting from pruning because this will only delay the tree’s healing process. With spring-flowering shrubs, rejuvenation pruning may be needed and the time to prune is fast approaching. The best time to prune these plants is right after they have flowered. If the shrub is pruned before it blooms, the buds have been removed before their flowers were enjoyed. When pruning is done after blooming, the flowers will have been enjoyed and the plant can recover, grow, and produce more buds for flowers next spring. Rejuvenation pruning removes one-third of the shrub’s oldest growth. This pruning entails selecting the thickest, darkest and unhealthiest stems or branches and cutting them back. Stems should be cut back

to soil level and branches to the point of intersection with the shrub’s main trunk. This ensures that only the youngest, most productive wood (that which produces the most/best flowers) remains a part of the shrub. Shrubs that will bloom during the summer months can also be pruned during the early spring. Pruning is not limited to a certain time of year. Homeowners can prune at any time if they notice branches and limbs that are damaged either from weather, disease or insects. Pruning is invigorating for the plants in a home landscape so one should not necessarily think of pruning as a means of size control. If you have a plant that has grown out-of-bounds, pruning may not be the answer – you may need to consider replacing the plant with one that will reach a smaller size at maturity. The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s online data base, www.GardenData.org, can answer many of your pruning and other gardening and landscape questions. For more information, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service.

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Friday, April 4 2008

School Celebrations

Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Clarence and Mable Hardin celebrated 50 years of marriage Feb. 6, 2008. They have four children, Bill of Louisville; Cliff of Virginia; and John and Janet, both of Georgetown; and six grandchildren, Matt, Dan, Ariel, Emily, Jeremy and Josh. The family celebrated with a reception held on March 29 in the fellowship hall at Salem Baptist Church. All friends and family were invited to attend.

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Joshua Thomas-Everett Greer Jaelin Marie Greer is proud to announce the birth of her little brother, Joshua Thomas-Everett Greer. Joshua was born Feb. 16, 2008, at Norton Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs., 11 ozs. and was 19 inches long. Jaelin and Joshua are the children of Josh and Jamie Greer. Proud grandparents are John and Jeannie Davis, Louisville, and Linda Greer and Paul Dean, Payneville.

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Jarret Swink celebrated his 5th birthday at Blazer’s Fun Zone. He had several of his friend’s and family to help him celebrate. Jarret turns 5 on April 8, 2008. Jarret is the son of Donnie and Amy Swink and the little brother of Heather and Madison.

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Property Transfers

Erle H. Austin and Scott D. Austin to Scott D. Austin, Lot 601 Glenoaks Section in Doe Valley Subdivision. Joseph Jones to Nicole Cruise, Lot 1 of Tree Top Estates, deed tax $24. John D. Baskett, Rebecca F. Baskett, Commonwealth of Kentucky, County of Meade, and Doe Valley Property to Chan W. Hall and Mary Ann Hall, Lot 289 in Audubon Woods in Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $1. Doe Valley Association, Inc. to Chan Hall and Mary Ann Hall, Lot 292 Audubon Woods Section of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $1. Chris Meinhart, Public Administrator of the Estate of Matthew G. Stamper, AKA Matthew Stamper, Matthew P. Stamper, and Unknown Defendant, Spouse of Matthew P. Stamper, Unknown Defendant, Spouse of Timothy D. Stamper, Janet L. Stamper, Unknown Defendant Spouse of Janet L. Stamper and Barbara A. Downs, and Unknown Defendant Spouse of Barbara A. Downs, and Valley Pine Mortgage, Unknown Defendant, Occupant, and Unknown Defendants, who are the heirs and/or devisees and /or Legatees of Matthew G. Stamper AKA Matthew Stamper and their spouses and any other person who may have or claim an interest in the real estate which is the subject of this action, Lasalle Bank National Association, as trustee for certificate holders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I, Asset Backed Certificates to Crystal Haney and Joseph Haney, 20 acre tract of Tomes Farm. Chris McGehee to Benjamin J. Baum, Lot 9 of Guy Farm Estates, deed tax $7.50. Amy Humphrey to Ricky and Michelle Smith, 1.208 acre in Payneville, deed tax $41. William H. Corley, unknown defendants, being the estate of William H. Corley, the unknown spouse of William H. Corley, and the unknown heirs of William H. Corley, Commonwealth of Kentucky, County of Meade, and Doe Valley Property Owners Association, Inc, to Mary N. Schneider, Lot 212 of Doe Valley Subdivision in Greenbriar Section. Harold Mattingly and Theresa Mattingly to Lisa Mattingly, 1.200 acre tract in Payneville. Carla D. Granberry to Eric L. Granberry, 4.00 acres in Flaherty. BBURG, LLC to OB Properties, Lot 65 of the Station Subdivision, deed tax $16.50. Gordon Board and Bernett Board to Yong S. Yun and Chun C. Yun, Tract 5 Section 2 Green Valley and Tract 6 Section 2 of Green Valley, deed tax $11. Paul J. Whitmore to Richard Lee Stansbury and Mary Frances Stansbury, Property in Meade County, deed tax $350. Geraldine Wedding to Mike F. Wedding and Lisa A. Wedding, Lot 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Long View Estates, deed tax $70. Taft and Ocasio Homes, LLC to Preston L. Barlow and Barbara L. Barlow, Lot 53 in River Cliff Subdivision, deed tax $187.50. Jason D. Turner to Mac Frazier, Sue Frazier, and Kenneth Heavrin, Property in Meade County. Antionette Fredrick and Carl Fredrick to Timothy W. Chamberlain, Property in Meade County, deed tax $11. Nancy E. Davis to Brian D. Trimble, Lot 32 of Farmington Estates, deed tax $140. Gordon Board and Bernett Board, Joseph Richardson and Rebecca Richardson to Kimberly Thompson Smaagaard and Ian Smaagaard, Lot 74 Creekview Estates, deed tax $17. Sarah K. Fackler to Thomas A. Duke, Property in Meade County, deed tax $29.50. Kenneth R. Greenwell to Bruce F. Williams, Property

in Rhodelia, deed tax $110.

Marriage Jessica Marie Crouch, 22, to James William Henson, 28, both of Brandenburg.

Building Permits 03-26-08 Sherran’s Inc, 9506 Barn Road, Vine Grove, Ky., 1999 Single Wide, $27.50. 03-28-08 Robert Carter, 433 Hwy 79, Guston, Ky., Pole Barn. 03-31-08 Bob Webb, 1216 Hardesty Raymond Road, Webster, Ky., 1991 Single Wide, $55.

Brandenburg City Police Department 03-25-08 6:36 p.m. Shari Allen of Vine Grove, was parked at 134 Main Street Apartments in a 1999 Oldsmobile. Ms. Allen’s vehicle had minor damage to the left side of the vehicle with some other vehicles debris beside her vehicle. The other vehicle was not at the scene. Report BPD08035 was filed by Officer Young. 3-27-08 2:53 p.m. Beryl Johnson of Ekron, was in a 2004 Honda Civic. Barbara Aleshire of Brandenburg, was in a 2007 Ford Mustang. Both operators stated that as they were backing out of their parking spaces and did not see each other and collided. Both vehicles received minor damage. Report BPD08034 was filed by Officer Whited.

Meade County Sheriff Department 03-24-08 3:09 p.m. Jody Mangin of Brandenburg, was westbound on Kentucky 1638 in a 2002 Pontiac. Ms. Mangin stated that the right side of her vehicle dropped off the right side of the road, she overcorrected and traveled across the roadway, struck a guardrail, traveled back across and struck the guardrail off the right side of the road. The vehicle received minor damage. Report 08-0088 was filed by Officer Wright. 03-21-08 1:51 a.m. Ricky Smith of Brandenburg, was traveling west on Sun Valley road, in a 1989 Oldsmobile. The vehicle left the right side of the road and struck a garbage box, then traveled across the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle was towed from the scene with moderate damage. Report 08-0089 was filed by Officer Wright. 03-22-08 7:47 p.m. James Masters of Vine Grove, was eastbound of Kentucky 144 in a 1998 Dodge pick-up. Mr. Masters left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle was towed from the scene with severe damage. Report 08-0090 was filed by Officer Wright. 03-26-08 5:00 p.m. Kenneth Garret of Harned was south on Kentucky 79 in a 2005 Chevrolet pick-up. Windy Keith of Payneville, was also traveling south on Kentucky 79 in a 2003 Honda Civic. Mr. Garret did not see Mr. Keith slowing for traffic and could not stop before hitting the rear of Mr. Keith’s vehicle. Both vehicles received minor to moderate damage. Report 08-0091 was filed by Officer McCubbin. 03-27-08 1:53 p.m. William Katz of Ekron, was stopped on Kentucky 710 at the intersection on Kentucky 1051 in a 2002 Ford F-150. While stopped a tractor trailer was turning onto Kentucky 710, he stated that he was backing up to give the semi more room to turn and did not see the vehicle behind him. Mr. Katz struck Jennifer Fuqua in a 2000 Ford Escort. Ms. Fugua’s vehicle received very minor damage. Report 08-092 was filed by Officer Robinson.

District Court 03/26/08 Jason C. Bartley, 27, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-continued 04/02/08.

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Jason E. Mauck, 32, flagrant non-support-pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 04/02/08. Bruce Todd Bloyd, 43, 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. Larry Eugene Ditto, 43, speeding 5 mph over limit-dismissed on commonwealth motion; possession of marijuana-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (6 days credit), no public offenses, no alcohol, drugs/drug paraphernalia. Michael J. Lucas, 21, 3 counts of receiving stolen property over $300; 3 counts of obscuring the identity of a machine over $300-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 04/02/08. Paul David Schmidt, 42, non support-continued 04/16/08. Burton Yates, Jr., 62, alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd-pled guilty fine $25 plus costs; disorderly conduct 1st degree-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, no close contact with and stay 100 feet away from Fort Knox Lodge. William A. Blanton, 28, 3 counts of theft by deceptionpled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, write no checks. Allen T. Kinder, 31, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 37 hours consecutively (29 hours credit), no public offenses, write no checks. John Lee Lampson, 30, 10 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/02/08. Matthew Paul Stamper, 29, 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. Michael Lee McDonald, 49, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/16/08. Sandra Kay Bruner, 34, 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. Troy Dale Dupin, 30, assault 4th degree no visible injury-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/09/08. Kaelyn E. Burnett, 18, truancy student 18 but not yet 21-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/02/08. Robert F. Dowell, 21, operating on suspended/ revoked operators license; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/09/08. Shannon Lea Evans, 34, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree 1st offense; controlled substance prescription not in original container-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/02/08. Michael Shawn Hamilton, 32, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 04/09/08; operating vehicle with expired operators license-dismissed on proof shown. Casey R. Bishop, 19, no/ expired registration platedismissed on proof; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Nickolas A. Skaggs, 19, failure to or improper signal; failure to wear seatbelts; operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensepled not guilty pretrial conference 04/09/08. Roman Ronan Gonzalo, 47, speeding 17 mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled not guilty pretrial conference 04/30/08. Kyle L. Risinger, 19, operating ATV on roadwaypled guilty fine $25. Anya Elizabeth Lewis, 27, speeding 13 mph; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled not guilty 04/16/08.

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Linda Kay Wilson, 44, 7 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 04/16/08. Mason L. Meade, 21, criminal mischief 2nd degree-dismissed on commonwealth motion at request of complaining witness. Kimberly Ann Harris, 48, possession of marijuanapled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs, drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures; use/ possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Phillip W. Hudson, 23, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-continued 06/18/08. Richard Glenn Hobbs, 31, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offensecontinued 04/02/08. Christopher W. Colligan, 18, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offensepled guilty fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days, 90 days license suspension; operating on suspended/ revoked operators license amended to no operators license in possession-pled guilty, fine $50. Shirley M. Pipes, 57, 7 counts of cruelty to animals 2nd degree-continued 04/02/08. Juan Javier Angulo, 24, possession of marijuanapled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Stacie Jo Smiley, 36, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-dismissed without prejudice. Vanessa Rene Fletcher, 26, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pretrial conference 06/04/08; jury trial 06/06/08. Beau Sutton, 25, terroristic threatening 3rd degree-pre-

trial conference 06/04/08; jury trial 06/06/08. Randall E. Greenwell, 49, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-suppression hearing 04/16/08. Heather L. Thomas, 20, possession of marijuanapled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (16 hours credit), no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Clinton Edward Rider, 28, use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pretrial conference 05/21/08, jury trial 05/23/08. Ruth Ann Straney, 41, possession of marijuanapled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (14 hours credit), no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, drug/alcohol abuse assessment and treatments, no close contact with Diane Sipes; controlled substance prescription not in original container-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia; possession controlled substance 3rd degree 1st offense-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia. Thomas Wayne Rogers, 46, use/possess drug paraphernalia 2nd or greater offense-amended to possession of drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days (7 days credit), no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Shannon Marie Gamble, 40, operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense-pled guilty, fine $500 plus costs, 6 months probated 2 years

after serving 7 days (3 days credit), 18 months license suspension; controlled substance prescription not in original container 1st-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no public offenses, taking prescription medication as only directed by a physician, alcohol/ drug abuse assessment and treatment counseling; possession of marijuana-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia. Deanna Lynne Dutton, 30, 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. Steven Michael Cornwell, 24, alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st and 2nd; posses open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-continued 04/08/08. Jian J. Chen, 20, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense; possession of burglary tools; controlled substance prescription not in original container-pretrial conference 06/25/08, jury trial 06/27/08. Scott Robert Kessler, 25, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pretrial conference 06/25/08, jury trial 06/27/08. Jeremy Sean Cummins, 34, careless driving-dismissed on commonwealth motion; operating vehicle with expired operators license-amend to no operators license in possessionpled guilty fine $50; operating a motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled guilty fine $200 plus cost, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days (9 hours credit), 90 days license suspension; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-pled guilty fine $25. Michael Wayne O’Banion, 36, failure to give right of way to emergency continued on A11

Tornado Safety Tips *** Prepare a Home Tornado Plan ***

Pick a place where family members could gather if a tornado is headed your way. It could be your basement or, if there is no basement, a center hallway, bathroom, or closet on the lowest floor. Keep this place uncluttered. If you are in a high-rise building, you may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. Pick a place in a hallway in the center of the building. Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit containing a first aid kit and essential medications, canned food and can opener, at least three gallons of water per person, protective clothing, bedding, or sleeping bags, batterypowered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries, special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members, written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas, and water if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn natural gas service back on.)

*** Know what a tornado WATCH and WARNING means ***

A TORNADO WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area. A TORNADO WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed for your area. Go to safety immediately. Tornado WATCHES and WARNINGS are issued by county or parish.

*** When a Tornado WATCH Is Issued *** Listen to local radio and TV stations for further updates. Be alert to changing weather conditions. Blowing debris or the sound of an approaching tornado may alert you. Many people say it sounds like a freight train.

*** When a Tornado WARNING Is Issued *** If you are inside, go to the safe place you picked to protect yourself from glass and other flying objects. The tornado may be approaching your area. If you are outside, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area. If you are in a car or mobile home, get out immediately and head for safety.

*** After the Tornado Passes ***

Watch out for fallen power lines and stay out of the damaged area. Listen to the radio for information and instructions. Use a flashlight to inspect your home for damage. Do not use candles at any time.


Court From page A10

stopped vehicle-pled guilty fine $25; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense-pled guilty fine $500 plus costs, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (7 hours credit), 18 months license suspension. Christy Ann Santellanes, 42, 29 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 100 days probated 2 years after serving 51 hours consecutively, no public offense, write or possess no checks, pay restitution to KAPS. Christy Ann Santellanes, 42, 5 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 100 days probated 2 years after serving 51 hours consecutively, no public offense, write or possess no checks, pay restitution to KAPS. Christy Ann Santellanes, 42, 1 count of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 100 days probated 2 years after serving 51 hours consecutively, no public offense, write or possess no checks. Christy Ann Santellanes, 42, unlawful transaction with minor 3rd degree-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Christy Ann Santellanes, 42, 16 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 100 days probated 2 years after serving 51 hours consecutively, no public offense, write or possess no checks. Sean C. Jackson, 25, expired registration-dismissed on proof; operating a motor vehicle on suspended/ revoked licence-pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance. Sean Jackson, 25, probation violation-20 days jail revoked. Allen T. Kinder, 31, 4 counts theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 37 hours (29 hours credit) consecutively, no public offenses, write no checks. Allen T. Kinder, 31, 6 counts theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 37 hours consecutively, no public offenses, write no checks. Allen T. Kinder, 31, 26 counts theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 37 hours consecutively, no public offenses, write no checks. Ralph Craig Simmons, 45, alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st and 2nd; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle-continued 04/09/08. Ralph Craig Simmons, 45, probation revocation hearing-continued 04/09/08. John Lee Lampson, 30, theft by deception including checks under $300-continued 04/02/08. Michael F. Faro, 41, probation revocation hearingcontinued 04/30/08. Michael F. Faro, 41, operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensecontinued 04/30/08. Kevin Eugene Staples, 45, probation violation-admitted 41 days revoked. Kevin Eugene Staples, 45, probation revocation hearing-probation revocation hearing remanded. Kevin Eugene Staples, 45, possession of marijuanapled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (20 days credit), no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-marijuana-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia; disorderly conduct 1st degree-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, no close con-

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Friday, April 4, 2008 tact and stay 500 feet away from Margaret Fowler a.k.a. Peggy Brook and her residence. Mark Anthony Collins, 33, stalking 2nd degreecontinued 04/09/08. Mark Anthony Collins, 33, menacing; terroristic threatening 3rd degree-continued 04/09/08. Kyle L. Risinger, 19, improper start from a parked position-pled guilty fine $25 plus costs. Kyle L. Risinger, 19, disorderly conduct; criminal trespassing 3rd degree-continued 04/09/08. Kyle L. Risinger, 19, disregarding stop sign-pled guilty fine $25. Andrew Leland Burke, 20, probation revocation hearing-continued 04/02/08. Andrew Leland Burke, 20, operating on suspended/revoked operators license-continued 04/02/08. Steven Lee Wilson, 29, 10 counts theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 11 days (9 hours credit) consecutively, no public offenses, write or possess no checks, pay restitution thru KAPS. Steven Lee Wilson, 29, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 11 days (9 hours credit) consecutively, no public offenses, write or possess no checks, pay restitution thru KAPS. Lori A. Carter, 32, 5 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continued 04/16/08. Wendy N. Bennett, 29, probation violation-continued 06/25/08. William A. Blanton, 28, probation violation-continued 04/09/08. Barbara Sue Collins, 42, probation violation-continued 04/02/08. Joshua Paul Lynch, 27, probation violation-admitted 8 days jail, revoked (8 days credit). Donnie C. Allen, 22, fleeing or evading police 1st degree-amended to fleeing/ evading police 2nd degreepled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 60 days (4 days credit), no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia; carrying a concealed deadly weapon-pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, fine $100, weapon forfeited to MCSD, alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st and 2nd-pled guilty fine $50 plus costs; 2 counts of assault 1st degree police officer-amended to assault 4th degree injury does not appear to be a felony assault-6 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days consecutively; resisting arrest-pled guilty, 30 days probated 2 years, no public offenses; 2 counts of criminal mischief 2nd degree-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively, pay restitution to Shannon Simpson $1,207.37 by 04/25/08, Daniel Weick $1,230.00 by 04/25/08; criminal mischief 2nd degree-dismissed on commonwealth motion. Sharon R. Yates, 46, possession of marijuana-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days (2 hours credit), no public offenses, no alcohol, illdrugs/drug paraphernalia, enroll in KAPS for random drug screens, waive rights to searches and seizures, stay out of Meade County for 2 years; use/possess drug paraphernalia 2nd or greater offenses-amended to trafficking marijuana less than 8 oz.-pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 60 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures, stay out of Meade County for 2 years; cultivation of marijuana <5 plants 1st offense-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures, stay out of Meade County for 2 years. Marshall J. Sherrill, 60, improper registration plate; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/

security 1st; operating on suspended/revoked license; 3 counts of receiving stolen property over $300; convicted felon in possession of a firearm-continued 04/02/08. Joshua Bennett Smith, 27, possess controlled substance 1st degree 2nd or > offense-amended to possess controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense; use/ possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-continued 04/09/08. Matthew Kenneth Ammons, 30, receiving stolen property over $300-continued 04/09/08. Gale Allen Lane, 40, operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensepled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days (12 days credit), no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance; failure to surrender revoked operators license-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance; possession of marijuanapled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days consecutively, no public offenses, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 30 days consecutively, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures, stay out of Meade County for 2 years; wanton endangerment 1st degree-dismissed on commonwealth motion-insufficient evidence to prosecute chargeforfeit weapon to MCPD. Romey Jewell Houchens, 64, theft by unlawful taking/disp all others over $300; criminal trespassing 3rd degree-continued 06/04/08. Richard David Houchens, Jr., 36, criminal trespassing 3rd degree; theft by unlawful taking/disp all others over $300-continued 06/04/08. Bradley Elmer Oliver II, 35, theft by unlawful taking/disp all others over $300-continued 06/04/08. Roger Phillip Barnett, Jr., 40, probation revocation hearing-continued 04/09/08. Roger Phillip Barnett, Jr., 40, possession of marijuana; controlled substance prescription not in original container; possess controlled substance 3rd degree 2nd or > offense-continued 04/09/08. Alexandria Louise Griffith, 24, probation violationadmitted in violation, 90 days jail revoked (8 days credited). Alexandria Louise Griffith, 24, alcohol intoxication in a public place; disorderly conduct 2nd degree; assault 3rd degree; endangering the welfare of a minor-waived to grand jury 04/14/08. Jason Scott Blackaby, 25, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st; failure to notify address change to department of transportation-to enter plea 04/30/08. Shawn M. Hayes, 21, use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled guilty 6 months 2 years after serving 10 days no public offenses, no alcohol, illdrugs/drug paraphernalia, enroll in KAPS for random drug screens, waive rights to searches and seizures; possession of marijuanapled guilty 6 months, consecutively, probated 2 years after serving 10 days consecutively. Michael D. Mcanallen, 18, truancy student 18 but not yet 21-continued 06/18/08. Michael D. Mcanallen, 18, alcohol intoxication in a public place-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 06/18/08. Jordon L. Roberts, 18, criminal mischief 3rd degree-pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no alcohol, illdrugs/drug paraphernalia, stay out of Otter Creek Park, pay restitution of $75 a month till the amount of $1,400 is paid for damages; criminal trespassing 3rd degree-dismissed on commonwealth motion.

The Meade County Clothes Closet and Food Pantry opened its doors at its new location Saturday morning. After enduring severe tornado damage that resulted in the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous building being bulldozed, the shop is up and running again at 2320 By-pass Road, next to Snap Fitness.

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ON DECK April 4 Lady Wave Softball @ Tates Creek-Braken Co. TBA April 7 Lady Wave Softball Fort Knox 7:00 p.m. Greenwave Baseball Owensboro County 7:00 p.m. April 8 Greenwave/Lady Wave Tennis Central Hardin 4:30 p.m. Greenwave/Lady Wave Track @ North Harden April 10 Lady Wave Softball @ Hancock 6:00 p.m.

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Errors plague a young ‘Wave team By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com On Tuesday night, the Meade County Greenwave baseball team played in the Grayson County tournament. Their first game against the Simon Kenton Pioneers was rough and its inexperience showed early. The game’s first pitch set the tone, when Johnathan Ives hit Simon Kenton’s leadoff batter. The next batter hit a hard dribbler to Mikie DeRossett,

who fielded it cleanly but overthrew first baseman, Andrew Oliver. The Pioneer runner advanced to third base. Ives then threw a wild pitch, scoring the first run of the game. Simon Kenton’s next run was scored on a double steal play, when ball was overthrown to second base. The first inning ended with five runs scored by Simon Kenton on four hits and two errors. The next inning, Dan-

iel DeRossett had Meade County’s first hit of the day. He later scored after Sean Brotzge singled into left field. The score at the end of one and half innings was 5-1. Simon Kenton continued its hitting barrage, scoring eight runs on eight hits in the next inning. By the end of the second inning Meade County’s deficit grew to 12-1. Ives gave up eight runs on five hits. While the

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Diamond in the Rough

Greenwave Baseball Southern 5:00 p.m. Greenwave/Lady Wave Tennis Central Hardin 4:30 p.m.

Last Friday night, coach Mike Harreld had 16 softball teams ready to play in the annual Tri-State Officials Association tournament at Meade-Olin Park. Yet the fields were not in any condition to be played on, let alone have 38 games played on over a two-day period. “We had a rough start,” Harreld said. “We were struggling to get the fields ready. One of the fields was not ready to be used.” In the end, only two of the three fields could be played on, causing great stress on the scheduling of every game. Nevertheless, Harreld and the other tournament officials knew that the games must go on. “There were a lot of teams here with a $500 hotel bill,” Harreld said. “Canceling the tournament was just not an option.” Jeffersontown elected not to come back on Saturday and conceded its games, which caused a minor setback.

March Madness proved its name once again this year, with the great runs of this year’s underdogs the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers and DaGood Call vidson Wildcats — yet it still proved to be a balanced tournament of the predictable and unpredictable. The tournament seeding finally worked for the number one seeds. All four number one seeds Ben made the Final Four Achtabowski show for the first time in tournament history — the tournament committee has to be pretty proud of itself this year. The University of North Carolina Tarheels are the clear favorite of the Final Four, not only because they were the overall number one seed, but they have stem-rolled over all of their opponents by an average of 33.3 points per game. Yes, I have to admit Louisville Cardinals did put up a fight, but I never really felt they had a chance in that game. In the end, UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough was too much for U of L senior David Padgett. Although Padgett is an outstanding player, Hansbrough was too fast, too athletic and just an all-round better player. It showed when Hansbrough’s talent shone through when he nailed seven straight points after a 59-59 tie. Game and season … over for the Cards. It was a great season for the Cards considering all their injuries such as Padgett and Juan Palacios. I have to give it to one of the best coaches in the nation, Rick Pitino. He probably had one of his hardest coaching years with all the injuries and different lineups and schemes he had to go through. On the other side of the bracket,

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Greenwave/Lady Wave Tennis Cloverport 4:30 p.m. April 12 Greenwave/Lady Wave Track @ Village of Louisville Middle School meet

Wolverine Invitational

Muddy softball fields cause TSOA tournament delays

Women Team Rankings

1) Ballard 203 2) Meade County 112 3) Anderson County 73 4) Franklin County 58 5) Owen County 35 6) Henry County 33 7) Henry Clay 30 8) Western Hills 12 9) Woodford County 8

By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com

Men Team Rankings

1) Henry Clay 163 2) Anderson County 106 3) Rowan County 100 4) Western Hills 69 5) Franklin County 40.50 6) Meade County 40 7) Henry County 33 8) Owen County19.50 THE NEWS STANDARD/BEN ACHTABOWSKI

Girls 800 Meter Run 1 Stanfield, Marley 2:45.01 3 Rowe, Devon 2:52.13 4 Dukes, Kim 2:52.55 Girls 1600 Meter Run 1 Jenkins, Shelby 5:50.91 Girls 3200 Meter Run 1 Level, April 13:08.39 3 Smith, Cynthia 14:18.92 Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 2 Brown, Tiffany 50.00 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 3 Meade County 2:14.58 Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 2 Meade County 4:35.72 Girls 4x800 Meter Relay 1 Meade County 10:47.36 Girls Discus Throw 2 Miller, Emily 76-06 3 Lepou, Brittany 73-00 Girls Shot Put 3 O’Banion, Shanna Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 2 Meade County 9:29.82 Boys Shot Put 3 Popham, Matt 38-07.50 For story and results see page B2

All that madness just to get four No. 1’s By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com

April 11 Greenwave Baseball Muhlenberg North 4:30p.m.

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Short stop, Mikie DeRossett bobbles a grounder hit to him.

TOP: The home plate of Meade-Olin Park’s main softball field was covered with water on Monday after the long weekend of the TSOA tournament. ABOVE: The Waves practiced inside most of the preseason because of the poor outside conditions.

NASCAR could learn from Tour de France By Alan Ross While watching Kyle Busch state his case at this young point in the season as the consistently best driver on the Sprint Cup circuit, by taking the tire-wearying Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, I became increasingly aware that the event was really five races in one: Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Bowyer, Edwards, and Busch again. And then a novel idea hit me. Think cycling’s Tour de France. Think back to when you used to watch the celebrat-

ed European endurance cycling test because Lance Armstrong was the favorite to win his third or fourth or fifth or sixth or seventh yellow jersey. Remember how they broke up the 20-odd days of the race? Into stages, but within that breakdown, there were the mountains stages, the flatland stages, and then a true interrupt in the schedule: the time trials, or sprints. Individual stages were won by any number of different style cyclists: The best sprinters usually won the time trials. The better climbers invariably won the mountain stages, etc. Well, if NASCAR had been run-

ning a time trial or “sprint” If NASCAR were to break (the better to capitalize on up its races into a series of the new Cup series name) different distances, like the on Sunday, then sport of cycling, it Junior would have NASCAR would likely spit claimed his first vicout winners that ortory in two seasons. dinarily would be Had it been a 400thought unimagimiler, Carl Edwards nable. Who knows would’ve clearly what lurks beneath taken his third the hood of a Scott straight Cup series Riggs or a Travis win. Busch, who ran Kvapil on a 20- or near or at the top all Mainly, Alan Ross 30-lapper? day, could’ve won sprints would let the at a couple of lower cars be shown for intermediate distances, at their respective strengths both 100 and 200 miles, in relative to speed alone, not addition to being the reali- endurance. What different ty-not-virtual champion at setups go into a car for a 500 miles. short distance race? Excite-

ment would heighten due to the eventual knowledge that would surface about which drivers run sprints the best. Favorites on that level would emerge. The circuit even has a prototype already in place — the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, with its singularly unique format of four 20-lap (25-lap in ’08) quarters. But it has always been viewed more as an all-star event than a standard race. At least the former Winston, as it was known, allows a look into a new world of possibility for NASCAR. If stock car

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TOP LEFT: Johnathan Ives throws a hard fastball past a batter. BOTTOM LEFT: Breton Smith dodges a pitch. ABOVE CENTER: Smith makes contact with the ball for the first hit for the ‘Waves. ABOVE RIGHT: A Greenwave batter makes perfect contact with the ball on Tuesday night against Simon Kenton.

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had six errors. Ives is now 0-2 on the year as the Greenwave ace. Mikie DeRossett came in for relief for Ives in the third. After three innings the score was 13-1. The final score was 14-1. The second game was at 9 p.m. against Ohio County on Tuesday night. The Greenwave had its best offensive

output this year, but still recorded the loss, 16-9. Justin Amburgey pitched the loss (0-1), but performed well on the mound. He gave up 11 runs, but only four of them were earned. Again, errors killed the Greenwaves, as they committed nine errors in the field. Ohio County had 16 runs on nine hits. Offensively, the Greenwaves had seven hits. Mikie DeRossett belted a solo home run in the second inning and ended the game with two hits. J.D. Hardesty and Justin Geary also had two hits each.

The Greenwave have started the season 0-3 and will continue the Grayson County Tournament through today. The tournament opened up with a home run derby on Tuesday night. Some of the best hitters from every participating team took part of the home run derby. Meade County’s very own J.D. Hardesty won with nine points. Most of the players didn’t even record any points, while the second player finished with five points. The scoring system consisted of four points for a home run, two points for a fence hit, one point for warning track.

Track team still performs well in blistering winds By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com

The Meade County Greenwave track teams competed in the Wolverine Invitational at Western Hills High School in Frankfort last Saturday. They day started out well for the girls track team as the 4x800 meter relay team had a remarkable victory. “There was three teams, but our team lapped the other teams,” head coach Larry Garner said. “That was the most impressive event of the day.” The relay team put up a time of 10:47.36, while the second team straggled behind with a time of 12:44.53. The team consists of Tiffany Brown, Marley Stanfield, April Level, and Shelby Jenkins. Garner feels this is a solid relay team. The fourth leg of the relay team is still up in the air. Three different runners are will be competing for the spot for the next month.

“For the girls, they hate it because they want to know what they run,” Garner said. “But for me, I love it because it creates competition and you have a lot girls working their tails off for that spot.” Because of the windy and cold weather on Saturday, many of the times were slowed. The track was located in a valley much like Meade County High School’s, which caused winds to trap and swirl. “The times weren’t the most impressive, but we competed well,” Garner said. The girls team finished second out of eight teams while the boys team finished sixth. Girls individual results Girls 100 Meter Dash 14 Jordan, Ally 17.30

Girls 1600 Meter Run 1 Jenkins, Shelby 5:50.91 5 Dukes, Stephanie 6:42.14 6 295 Lancaster, Christina 6:47.05 10 Madden, Ashley x7:06.51 14 Perry, Brooke x7:34.77 Girls 3200 Meter Run 1 Level, April 13:08.39 3 Smith, Cynthia 14:18.92 Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 2 Brown, Tiffany 50.00 Girls 4x100 Meter Relay 6 Meade County 1:06.63 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 3 Meade County 2:14.58 Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 2 Meade County 4:35.72

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1. Who was the first major-league player to notch 1,000 extra-base hits for his career? 2. Entering 2008, how many consecutive conference titles had Rice University’s baseball team captured? 3. Wide receiver Michael Irvin was the fourth member of the University of Miami (Fla.) to be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Name two of the first three to make it. 4. Name the last NBA team to lose in the Finals one season and win the NBA championship the next year. 5. True or false: Since the 2002 NHL Stanley Cup between Detroit and Carolina, no Stanley Cup finalist has won a round in the next year’s playoffs. 6. Entering 2008, who was the last person to win the Iditarod dog-sled race two consecutive years? 7. Name the first horse to win both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race and the Kentucky Derby. Answers 1. Detroit’s Ty Cobb in 1925. 2. Twelve -- the Southwest Conference in 1996, the Western Athletic Conference from 1997 through 2005, and Conference USA in 2006-07. 3. Ted Hendricks, Jim Kelly and Jim Otto. 4. The Detroit Pistons in 1988 (lost to the Los Angeles Lakers) and 1989 (beat the Lakers). 5. True. 6. Doug Swingley, 1999-2001. 7. Street Sense in 2006 (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile) and 2007 (Kentucky Derby).

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Girls High Jump 6 Morgan, Jessie 4-00.0 Girls Shot Put 3 O’Banion, Shanna 26-02.50 4 Miller, Emily 23-11.00

Girls 800 Meter Run 1 Stanfield, Marley 2:45.01 3 Rowe, Devon 2:52.13 4 Dukes, Kim 2:52.55

Girls 200 Meter Dash 6 Monchilovich, Tara 31.0 12 Jordan, Ally 34.75

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7 Morgan, Jessie 1:12.61 8 Medley, Megan 1:14.54 10 Kelch, Natasha 1:16.37

Girls Discus Throw 2 Miller, Emily 76-06 3 Lepou, Brittany 73-00 6 O’Banion, Shanna 55-05 Girls Javelin Throw 5 Miller, Emily 53-05 6 O’Banion, Shanna 46-04 8 Lepou, Brittany 40-05

Boys 1600 Meter Run 5 Bowen, Zach 5:19.03 7 Hamlet, Steven 5:21.95 17 Merski, Malichi 6:01.60 21 Campbell, Trevor x6:16.60 22 Thompson, Aaron x6:17.08 25 Mattingly, Jordan x6:27.14 Boys 3200 Meter Run 9 Beck, Travis 12:11.13 10 Blair, Tyler 12:15.33 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 6 Humphrey, Joseph 50.68

Boys individual results Boys 200 Meter Dash 16 Popham, Matt 28.10 18 Andrews, Dylan 29.90 20 Amburgey, Jordan 32.19

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 4 Meade County 55.86

Boys 400 Meter Dash 6 323 Buttram, Gabe 57.92 8 Nowland, Kevin 1:00.09 12 McMahan, Brandon 1:05.59

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay 3 Meade County 3:58.25

Boys 800 Meter Run 4 Medley, Chad 2:19.43 5 Stroud, John 2:20.85 8 Blair, Tyler 2:23.89

Boys Shot Put 3 Popham, Matt 38-07.50 14 Hamlet, Tommy 28-09.50

Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 3 Meade County 1:52.27

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 2 Meade County 9:29.82

Boys Discus Throw 7 Popham, Matt 100-11 11 Hamlet, Tommy 81-03 -- Arnold, Dakota X72-07 Boys Javelin Throw 10 Arnold, Dakota 75-05 12 Hamlet, Tommy 66-05 13 Popham, Matt 64-03 Team overall rankings Women Team Rankings, 19 Events Scored 1) Ballard 203 2) Meade County 112 3) Anderson County 73 4) Franklin County 58 5) Owen County 35 6) Henry County 33 7) Henry Clay 30 8) Western Hills 12 9) Woodford County 8 Men Team Rankings, 19 Events Scored 1) Henry Clay 163 2) Anderson County 106 3) Rowan County 100 4) Western Hills 69 5) Franklin County 40.50 6) Meade County 40 7)Henry County 33 8) Owen Countym19.50

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The coach didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave mad,â&#x20AC;? Harreld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just felt the fields were too poor to play in.â&#x20AC;? The tournament finally started and by the end of the tournament, games were only three hours behind. Harreld felt that it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a horrible setback considering a loss of the field, poor field conditions and a loss of a team. The championship game was slated to play at 6 p.m. on Saturday, but was pushed back to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It actually wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too hectic,â&#x20AC;? Harreld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People jumped in and worked their tails off with raking and putting sand on the muddy spots.â&#x20AC;? Throughout the weekend, the tournament had 15 to 20 people assisting on the field; some were coaches, booster members, people of the community and even high school students from Meade County chipped in.

The major problem of the field was the outfield. Due to Februaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tornado, the fences and lights had to be reinstalled. High-low tractor tracks were left in the outfield grass. Dirt was laid to fill the ruts, but with the help of last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rainfall the dirt only created more mucky mud. There was also a lot of standing water on the infield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One field we expected to be dry, just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dry,â&#x20AC;? Harreld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we had to throw some sand on that field.â&#x20AC;? In the end, the tournament was a success. Despite early predictions, the field didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play a huge part in the games. Field conditions did slow the softball down. Some of the balls hit into the outfield died as soon as they hit the grass al la, the Monday Night Football game last fall, when the Steelersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; punt landed in the mud and stuck â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tip up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were talking after the tournament and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the field play that big of a role at all,â&#x20AC;? Harreld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both teams had to play on

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the same field and everyone did well.â&#x20AC;? The tournament field has been one of the toughest fields since Harreld has coached the Waves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually there are two or three teams that are pretty weak,â&#x20AC;? Harreld added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the case this year.â&#x20AC;? As for the Meade County

Lady Waves, the tournament was bitter sweet. The team went 2-1 during round robin qualifying games and headed into a three-way tie for a position in the single elimination portion of the tournament. The Waves missed the single elimination tournament due to a tiebreaker rule of

least runs given up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We missed the single elimination by two runs,â&#x20AC;? Harreld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The two runs were on an error and a bad pitch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disturbing we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a good chance to win the whole thing. But last year we were in a three way tie and made it

UK figurehead â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mr. Wildcatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dies at age 81 after accident

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racingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governing body is still looking around for ways to tweak itself, and it always is, adding more races of varying distances should be on the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already lengthy list of improvements to consider. The yellow flag and the yellow shirt may yet share an uncommon connection.

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Alan Ross is the author of 28 books on sports history, including his latest, Seven: The National Championship Teams of the Tennessee Lady Vols. Email him at: alanross_sports@ yahoo.com.

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Major events that shaped the game arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so major Everyone loves a good list â&#x20AC;&#x201D; guys like David Wallechinsky and Dave Letterman have actually made good livings off them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and sportswriters are no different. The NCAA Tournament? Nothing but a big list, really. Same goes for Hall of Fame induction ballots. Recently Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come across two lists that have begged for my two cents, one presented in a book, the other in a newspaper column. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Change Up: An Oral History of 8 Key Events That Shaped Modern Baseballâ&#x20AC;? (Rodale Books, $24.95), Larry Burke and Peter Thomas Fornatale present their arguments. The authors count the modern era from 1958 through 2008, and they do not focus on the style of the game played on the field â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for instance, the way pitchers are used today or the steroid scandal. Their eight key events? 1. Expansion, as told by looking at the 1962 Mets; 2. The rise of the Latino

into the tournament because of the tiebreaker.â&#x20AC;? Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game went nine innings with a 0-0 tie, until Lori Fox belted a shot that hit the outfield fence, scoring the winning run of the first game against Beth Haven. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lori Fox stepped it up like a senior should,â&#x20AC;? Harreld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the game was on the line she made the winning hit.â&#x20AC;? The Lady Waves then played Bryan Station early Saturday morning. Meade County won 6-1 in five innings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taylor played great behind the plate,â&#x20AC;? Harreld said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She caught several stealers and had two or three key hits during the weekend.â&#x20AC;? The third game and only loss of the weekend was against Christian AcademyLouisville, 3-1. Amanda Smith collected some key hits, while Maris Harreld pitched two solid games. Paul Dunbar won the tournament, after beating Mercy 8-0 in the championship game.

High-low tractor tracks were left behind after the reconstruction of the softball fields at Meade-Olin Park. The muddy fields caused delays during last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TSOA tournament.

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ballplayer; 3. The way baseball is covered by the media, thanks to the publishing of Jim Boutonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ball Fourâ&#x20AC;?; 4. The formation of the playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; union; 5. The creation of the designated hitter; 6. Frank Robinson breaking the managerial color line; 7. Cal Ripken Jr. revolutionizing the shortstop position; and 8. The internationalization of baseball, as evidenced by the rise of the Japanese ballplayer. No doubt about it, I think these things are all major trends, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d agree with all of the assertions. For one, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that the impact of the Japanese baseball player has been as profound as the authors do, nor do I think that the Robinson hiring â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as momentous as it was â&#x20AC;&#x201D; changed the game very much. Personally, I think the trend for new stadiums and the money generated by them have shaped the game more, and from a fanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective, I think

the rise of Fantasy Baseball leagues has helped the game heal itself after the last baseball strike. Either way, the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great read (particularly the part relating to the Mets). Another list, published in The Kansas City Star, mentions a â&#x20AC;&#x153;bucket listâ&#x20AC;? of 10 things every sports fan must do before he dies. Ones I strongly agree with include taking in a Duke-North Carolina basketball game, a MichiganOhio State football game, a Packer playoff game at Lambeau Field, watching a Cubs game from a rooftop and eating a pimento cheese sandwich at Amen Corner during the Masters. To the list Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d add the following: eating peanuts and Crackerjack at Yankee Stadium during a day game against the Red Sox, drinking a Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby, and driving on the sand at Daytona before the big race. That ought to fill your bucket. Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter and publisher of The Parkville (Mo.) Luminary.

Bill Keightley, the longtime equipment manager for the University of Kentucky basketball teams, died Monday, March 31 at the age of 81. Affectionately known by millions as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Wildcat,â&#x20AC;? Keightley died after falling while on a trip to watch the Cincinnati Redsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; play during their opening game of the baseball season. His death is believed to have been caused by internal bleeding, which doctors traced to an undi-

agnosed cancerous tumor on his spine. Keightley has been a staple of the UK basketball programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equipment room since 1962. He has been a familiar face at UK games and events, a father-like figure to coaches and players, and a most devout fan of the Big Blue. A public viewing and memorial service for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Wildcat,â&#x20AC;? Bill Keightley was held Thursday, April 3 at Rupp Arena Lobby, followed by a public memorial service held from 6

p.m. to 8 p.m. Keightleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family and friends, along with former Kentucky menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball players, coaches, managers, university and elected officials were on hand, as were thousands of fans. The Keightley family requests memorial donations be made to The Bill Keightley â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Wildcatâ&#x20AC;? Basketball Managers Scholarship Fund, UK Office of Development, 100 Sturgill Development Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0015.

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Madness From page B1 UCLA made its thirdstraight Final Four. This is an amazing feat, and it’s scary for other college fans who know what happens when UCLA and the word “dynasty” pair up. Coach Ben Howland is no Wooden, but he gets his teams ready to play and recruiting is made fairly easy with the UCLA name. Kevin Love is an impressive freshman who dominates the inside, while the Bruins’ guard play is solid and the bench is deep. I think the Memphis-UCLA game will be an outstanding, high-intensity game and should be the best game of the Final Four. This leads me to my surprise team of the Final Four — the Memphis Tigers. I know they were a number one seed, and only have one loss to a tough Tennessee team. But there was something about this team — maybe it was their horrific free-throw shooting, their unconventional offensive scheme, or its weak league, but I just wasn’t sold on the Tigers. That was until Friday night, when Memphis trampled over the Michigan State Spartans. I bet MSU’s head coach, Tom Izzo, is kicking himself after letting Chris DouglasRoberts — a Detroit native — through his hands. Instead, Izzo had to deal with the inconsistent, and quite frankly, pathetic career of Drew Neitzel. The Tiger’s point guard, Derrick Rose, is the best freshmen player I have seen all year. The things he can do on the court as a point guard are amazing. He is faster and stronger than anyone who guards him. Watch out for this kid; I could see him as the next Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz. The last number one team to round out the Final Four class is the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas seemed to be the unknown number one seed of the tournament. They slowly and quietly got the job done this year. Head coach Bill Self had a huge sigh of relief after he saw Davidson’s star player, Stephen Curry, give up the ball to teammate, Jason Richards, who clunked the shot off the backboard during the last seconds of the WildcatsJayhawks game. The clock blinked 0:00 and Davidson’s proverbial carriage was turned back into a pumpkin. Speaking of Davidson and their Cinderella run, Stephen Curry is probably one of the best pure shooters I have seen in the tournament, and he’s only

a sophomore. As a spectator, I expected every shot he put up to go in. Davidson was a pretty solid team. Although it lost regular season games to big powerhouses such as UNC and Duke, it rallied to put up a 25-game win streak. No matter what league you’re in, that’s impressive. Also, big props to Davidson’s board of trustee’s. They offered its entire student body to take a bus to Detroit from North Carolina along with tickets to the game, for free. You better believe if I were a Wildcat student I would be on that bus in a heartbeat. Sticking with underdogs and Cinderella teams, Kentucky’s very own WKU had an amazing run and played in the best game of the tournament against Drake in an overtime thriller. Any overtime game is exciting, but add in a game winning three-point heave as the clock runs out and you get an instant tournament classic. I must admit that being from Michigan, I‘ve never even heard of the Hilltoppers until this year, but I’m glad to know who they are now. In the end, being a smaller school, the Hilltoppers just couldn’t match the strength, size and depth of UCLA. By the way, what is a Hilltopper? I anticipate a UNCMemphis final, which I feel are the two best teams in the nation. After all the havoc of March Madness, the paramount teams will rise and battle in the national title game. When it’s all said and done, I suspect UNC will be cutting down the nets. Opening day With March winding down, comes one of the greatest days of the year: opening day for Major League Baseball. With all the drama surrounding the offseason, such as the Mitchell Report, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, finally we can get back to the game. The season couldn’t start any sooner for me. I feel the offseason distractions, the media and political hoopla can be overshadowed by what really matters: the game itself. Let’s face it, opening day is a great day for Americans— even the Cincinnati Reds are in first place right now. Here are my predictions for the season: NL East—The New York Mets should win this division. Johan Santana will eat up NL batters all year long. Pen him in for a Cy Young Award. He’s more than happy to get out of the heavy-hitting central division. NL Central— The Chicago Cubs will win the

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Atlanta Braves are always solid. They have a great farm league, but they also have a veteran pitching rotation. Staying healthy will be key. AL East— I hate to say it but the Boston Red Sox will win the East. Aside from being defending world champions, they didn’t lose anyone and their pitching staff looks to be strong again — barring any injuries. AL Central— I’m going

to be a homer here and say the Detroit Tigers. With the addition of Miguel Cabrerra to an already potent lineup, and the acquisition of Dontrelle Willis as a fifth pitcher makes this team dangerous. The batting lineup may manufacture over a thousand runs, but the bullpen needs to step up. AL West— I give the edge to the Seattle Mariners because of their pitching. The one-two

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Last minute tips for spring turkey hunters By Sean P. Lowe lowe@thenewsstandard.com

With the change of the seasons and winter melting away into spring, there is typically only one thing on a hunter’s mind: turkey season. As turkey season nears, hunters are preparing by getting their decoys, blinds and guns ready for the big day — April 12 — when the spring turkey season opens. The youth season opens this weekend, April 5 and 6. To ensure a safe and successful season there are always a few quick steps to go through before heading out into the field. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recommends checking all firearms to make sure they are working properly. It is the hunter’s responsibility to be familiar with the area being hunted, and to make certain he or she is not trespassing on private land. Railroad tracks and rights of way are privately owned property and permission to hunt must be obtained. Hunters are not required to wear hunter orange during spring turkey season, though it’s recommend color is displayed while turkeys are being harvest-

ed to help reduce the risk of accidents. Brandenburg Huntin’ and Fishin’ is offering a free breakfast the morning of opening day, in order to send spring turkey hunters out on a good note. “Hunters can come in and start their hunting season off right,” said store owner Bill Boyer. Boyer said the weeks before the season begins are a good time to make final preparations and check over gear. “The biggest thing to remember is don’t wait until the last minute,” he said. “The season is almost here … and then that’s it.” Spring turkey permits are not required for hunters under the age of 12, though they are required, along with a hunting license, for hunters 12 and older. Youth permits and licenses are available for hunters ages 12 through 15. Adults must accompany hunters ages 15 and younger who turkey hunt with a gun. The adult must remain in a position to take immediate control of the youth’s gun. “When I was younger, my father always made us hunt and carry the guns as if they were loaded,” said local turkey hunter Greg

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Youth turkey season begins this weekend with the regular season beginning April 12. Thousands of hunters are expected to head into the woods in search of toms, though last minute preparations are recommended by the Department of Wildlife Resources. Geary. “We did it even if the guns weren’t loaded, just to practice handling them safely.” The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has also set the following spring turkey season regulations: •A hunter shall take no more than two birds during the spring season; those two birds shall be

male turkeys or turkeys with visible beards. •No more than one bird may be taken per day. • Turkeys taken by youth during the Youth-Only Season count toward the spring turkey bag limit. •A person may assist or call turkeys for another legal hunter. The assistant/ caller does not have to possess a hunting license

or turkey permit, but shall not carry any type of hunting equipment. •Modern (breech-loading) and muzzle-loading shotguns no larger than 10-gauge and no smaller than 20-gauge are the only firearms that can be used or possessed when hunting turkeys. •Shotguns used to hunt turkeys must be plugged

to hold a maximum of three shells (two in magazine and one in chamber). •Illegal firearms include: Rifles, handguns and shotguns larger than 10-gauge or smaller than 20-gauge. More information about the upcoming spring turkey season is available online at www.kdfwr.state. ky.us, including license, permit costs and fees.

Fixing boat trailer lights is easier than you think Submitted by the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Every time you drive by a lake or over a river right now, you feel like a kid locked out of a toy store because your boat hasn’t been on the water for months. You’re genuinely giddy from the anticipation of spring’s warm weather and the thought of taking out your boat for the first time this year. Your wife gives you a hard time about how goofy you are acting. Finally, warm weather and a free Saturday combine to spring you for a day on your boat. You plan to bass fish in the morning for sport and bluegill fish in the afternoon to catch supper. After lowering the trailer tongue on the towing ball, your buddy stands behind you to check the lights. The only ones working are the running lights. You stand there scratching your head. Your buddy is pacing in the front yard, itching to cast for the first time of the year. The problem with your lights is more than likely a bad ground, burned-out light bulbs or a blown fuse. Any of these problems can break the electrical circuit and leave your boat’s trailer lights dark. First, check the ground wire screwed to the metal of the trailer tongue. The screw that holds this wire often shakes loose from bumps in the road or is broken off. Replace the screw if it is gone. If the screw is still there, remove it and inspect the underlying metal of the trailer for rust and corrosion. Buff the area around the screw hole with Emory cloth, sandpaper or course steel wool until you see the shine of bare metal. Even a small an amount of dirt, grease or rust can interfere with electrical grounding. Also, check the trailer plug on your car or truck to make sure the wires are

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Several different factors can stop boat trailer lights from working, but most problems can be repaired without causing a headache for boaters ready to hit the water. ground properly. Inspect this connection to make sure the connection didn’t get rusty from driving across a creek or broken off while you were off-roading during the last deer season. Many boaters don’t know the connection from the chrome ball to the trailer tongue also makes a ground for the boat trailer. Clean any rust, grease or grime from the cup of the trailer tongue that rests on the towing ball. If the chrome is worn off and the ball is rusty, it may need to be replaced to insure a good ground. If the lights still don’t work after checking the grounds, replace all of the trailer bulbs. It’s also a good idea to carry an entire extra set in your boat or glove box. Blown bulbs may not rattle when you shake them, and it can be difficult to tell whether they are burned out. Bulbs are inexpensive, so go ahead and replace them all. As a preventative measure, always unplug your trailer lights before backing the boat into the water to prevent bulbs from shorting out. This is a good idea, even if the manufacturer claims they are completely waterproof and submersible. Submersible lights often leak, regardless of their

claims. If none of these fixes work, check all the fuses. Your vehicle owner’s manual should indicate the location of the fuse box and which fuse covers each electrical function. Modern towing vehicles may possess both a fuse box under the dash and also one or more in the engine compartment. Replace all blown fuses. Smaller fuse boxes in the engine compartment sometimes have black tape wrapped around them at the factory, making them look off-limits to shade tree mechanics. If all else fails, check this fuse box. The culprit may be a 20-amp fuse in a box that looks like it is for mechanics only. If none of the previously mentioned fixes work, it may be time to rewire your trailer. Rewiring a trailer seems a difficult task for a weekend mechanic, but it is actually an easy job if a buddy will assist you. You can easily do it on a Saturday afternoon. A future Kentucky Afield Outdoors column will lead you through the steps involved in rewiring your trailer. Try some of these fixes if your trailer gives you fits this spring and summer. It may save a day of glorious fishing after the long hard slog of winter.

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By Samantha Weaver • In the small Asian country of Bhutan, nestled in the mountains between China and India, there was no access to TV until 1999, and the capital city (if you can call it a city) still has not a single traffic light. • It was Rwandan humanitarian leader Paul Rusesabagina who made the following sage observation: "There is no greater gift to an insecure leader that quite matches a vague enemy who can be used to whip up fear and hatred among the population." • Other than the fact that they were all famous writers, what did Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, James A. Michener and Leo Tolstoy have in common? They were all adopted.

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• The medical journal Pediatrics conducted a study of 38 animated films, including "Sleeping Beauty," "Dumbo," "Beauty and the Beast," "Pinocchio," "Fantasia" and "Peter Pan," and its finding's were somewhat surprising for films created for children. The films studied showed an average of 42 seconds of alcohol use.

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• If you live in the South, you're very familiar with that plant known as Spanish moss. You might not realize, though, that it didn't come from Spain, and it's not even a moss. In fact, Spanish moss is closely related to the pineapple. • If you're out in the American West, you may see the iconic saguaro cactus. It's extremely slow-growing -it might grow only 6 inches in its first 10 years of life. It's persistent, though; the largest known specimen reached 60 feet in height.

Horoscopes HOCUS-FOCUS

By Henry Boltinoff

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice. Then go ahead and follow your own fine instincts.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) While home is your main focus this week, new issues in the workplace need your attention as well. Take things step by step. Pressures ease in time for weekend fun.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be less rigid when handling a relationship problem. You might believe you're in the right, but try to open your mind to the possibilities of facts you're currently not aware of.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace throughout much of the week. But by the weekend, the Lions' Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. Good luck.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, someone close to you still needs your emotional support.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before complying with a colleague's request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one person's agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is deciding which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for some serious work next week.

Last Week’s Solutions

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your self-esteem.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) While you're generous with others, be sure you're not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you don't start acting like a star. It could lose your valuable support with your next project.

BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong belief in justice, along with your leadership qualities, help you protect the rights of others.


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YOUTH 4-H members gain a ‘capitol experience’

Friday, April 4, 2008

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By Carole Goodwin CEA for 4-H and Youth Development

Aurora Laslie, Amber Kessinger, Brian Chism and Josh Metten traveled with me to Frankfort last Wednesday to participate in the 4-H Capitol Experience. This event is an opportunity for youth to visit the State Capitol and meet with their State Representatives and Senators, and that is just what we did. We met with Representative Jeff Greer and were taken to his office when we arrived at the Capitol. He had just come from a committee meeting and

was scheduled to return to that committee, but he took the time to meet with these young people and answer their questions. One of the topics of concern for these young people was the bill concerning change with the CATS testing and Kentucky. He was very gracious in taking the time to talk with these teens about these issues and others that concern them. From his office, we met with Senator Carroll Gibson in his office where he also took the time to sit down and discuss these issues. Both Representative Greer and Senator Gibson provided us with passes to the Senate and

State Rep. Jeff Greer takes a moment to speak with members of Meade County 4-H in the Capitol Building in Frankfort. Several local students traveled to the state capital, where they also met with Sen. Carroll Gibson and other elected officials.

the House so we could watch the proceedings and get a real feel how government works. The importance of this program is it gives youth the opportunity to meet their elected officials, learn how the government works and the process of creating political change. Almost 1000 youth, volunteers and agents attended this year’s 4-H Capitol Experience. For more information on projects, activities and other educational opportunities available through the 4-H Youth Development program, contact your Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 422-4958.

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Local students pen award-winning essays Each year, several essay contests focused on a variety of important issues are held for students at Meade County High School. The object of the essays is to make students think about their own personal standards, and to give them the opportunity to speak their piece about life-altering decisions that can affect their lives every day. Winners who composed highly regarded essays were rewarded with a small cash prize. Pictured are the winners of this year’s essay contests, along with the essay category they chose to write about. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY BEV MORRISON, STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AT MEADE COUNTY SCHOOLS

Winners of the annual essay contest titled, “Real World Format on the Dangers of Tobacco”(unlimited words) are, pictured left to right: 1st place, $20—Avery Sydnor, 2nd place ties, $10—Tiffany N. Brown, Danielle Billion and Kelly Beglin. Not pictured is Chelsea Doughtery.

Winners of the annual essay contest titled, “Why I Choose to Abstain from Sex at This Time in My Life” (300-500 words) are: 1st place, $20—Candice Cruz; 2nd place winners, $10—all other students pictured. Pictured left to right, starting in the front row, are Aleshia Farrow, Candice Cruz(1st place), Amy Hardesty and Cameron Yundt. Middle row: Jessica Dennis, Jessica Walters, Andrea Ray, Courtney Gayetty. Back row: Brandon Self, Tabitha Priest, Brianne Damron, Rebecca Mitchner. Not pictured is Julie Beams.

Winners of the annual essay contest titled, “Project Graduation—Dangers of Drinking” (unlimited words) are: 1st place���Hannah Allen; 2nd place—Alex Furnival.

Winners of the annual essay contest titled, “Why I Choose to be Drug and Alcohol Free and What I’m Doing in My Community to Make a Difference” are: 1st place winner, $20—Katie Hodson; 2nd place winners, $10 —all other students pictured. Pictured left to right beginning in the front row are Ryan Buchholz, Brandy Childress, Amanda McMurray and Danielle Billion. Middle row: Kelli Eden, Codi Singleton, Kate Dailey, Katie Hodsdon, Michelle Lusk and Jessie Adams. Back row: Eric Whelan, Ryan Ackerman, Cole Aebersold and Brian Rule. Not pictured is J.L. Cannady, Claire Cannady, Megan Fackler, Brooke Sanders and Bianca Wedge.

Winners of the annual essay contest titled, “The Importance of an Alcohol/Drug Free Prom (300-500 words) are, pictured left to right: 1st place, $20—Shelby Chism; 2nd place ties, $10—Jessie Jordan, Tylar Matthews, Sidney Allen and Danny Wunning. Not pictured is Marissa Mattingly.

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They just don’t scare ‘em like they used to

The term “sex” means mitted diseases in an effort something different to to- to scare adolescents away day’s teens that it did to from sexual activity — previous generaobviously doesn’t tions. “Sex” means work with teens. I Time To think it’s way past intercourse, to the Grow Up time to change the majority of us. It seems that oral sex education methsex and such things od, and change the don’t appear as evil ever-increasing rate as intercourse in of kids who are getsome of our minds. ting infected with We’re only taught socially communiabstinence in cable diseases. schools. We never Kids are afraid of hear about methcontracting diseasFelicia ods of protection Thompson es, but they aren’t such as condoms, afraid of having contraceptives and sex. blood testing. The fear This catch-22 is the reamethod — showing gro- son why nearly one-fourth tesque slides that display of American teens — acthe effects of genital herpes cording to a recent article and other sexually trans- on Yahoo! News — has

some form of a STD. The American Social Health Association reports three million Americans contract the bacterial STD Chlamydia every year. Of those three million, 40 percent occur in kids between 15 and 19 years old. A press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated that the syphilis rate has increased for the seventh consecutive year in the U.S. Since we are being taught that there is only one correct plan when it comes to sex, how are we supposed to know how to accurately protect ourselves? Abstinence doesn’t teach us how to not have sex; it

only hides from us the correct, safe way to have sex. If we were being taught methods of sexual safety beyond just abstinence, perhaps we would see the number of sexually diseased teens slow down or even decrease. Abstinence preaches “no sex before marriage.” This belief would work for heterosexual, Christian teens, but what about gay or les-

bian teens who can’t legally marry? What should their attitude toward sex be? There’s absolutely nothing wrong with abstaining from sexual activity if that’s your choice, but sex is going to happen. I believe it will be much more beneficial to teach kids how to maintain their health if, and when, they choose to become sexually active. Sex is a part of life, as is

“Abstinence doesn’t teach us how to not have sex; it only hides from us the correct, safe way to have sex.”

death and birth. It’s only natural to feel a desire for sexual exploration, especially as teenagers, since we are going through such a hormonal flood. Not teaching kids how to prevent disease and unplanned parenthood may do more harm than good. By teaching about prevention methods, you aren’t introducing kids to something new. We have “those parts” for a reason, and we are eventually going to figure out how to use them. Does it not make better sense to equip us with the knowledge to utilize them safely, rather than let us run blindly through the process?

FBLA sends several members to state competition Future Business Leaders of America competitors advance past regionals By Chelsey Garris chelsey@thenewsstandard.com Meade County High School students recently competed in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regional Competition and will now compete at the state level. On March 19, MCHS students traveled to Western Kentucky University to compete in FBLA regional competitions in various divisions. Eighteen of the 36 participating students were able to advance to the state competition, which will be held May 6-8 at the Executive Inn West in Louisville. The MCHS FBLA currently has 133 members. Students sign up to com-

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pete in November. During FBLA club meetings, students take part in team building activities, discuss who will compete in what division at the regional competition, and prepare for their competition through March. Paula Fowler and Janette Schmidt are club advisors. Both attended the regional competition and will also attend the state competition. “A lot of the students’ projects are done on their own because we don’t have a lot of time during meetings,” Fowler said. “So the students work very hard on their own.” Students that will be competing at state are: Ashley Stull, Danielle Da-

vis, Chuck Naser, John Paul Huffines, Jennifer Hail, Charles Fackler, Daphne Fisher, Kayla Higbee, Kyle Fackler, Hannah Allen, Clay Mills, Sarah Carney, Rebecca Mitchner, Ryan Barr, Matthew Fackler, Alexa Pipes, Michelle Eigenheer, Paige Hobbs, Stephanie Eddington and Valerie Hobbs. During the regionals, several MCHS students placed in their division. Ashley Stull, Danielle Davis, and Chuck Naser received first place in Management Decision Making; John Paul Huffines received first place in Technology Concepts; Jennifer Hail received first place in Computer Applications; Charles Fackler received second place in Economics; Daphne Fisher received second place in Business Communications; Kayla Higbee received second place in Introduction

to Business; Kyle Fackler received second place in Cyber Security; Clay Mills, Sarah Carney, Rebecca Mitchner, Ryan Barr and Matthew Fackler received second place in Parliamentary Procedure; Alexa Pipes and Michelle Eigenheer received third place in Business Ethics; Paige Hobbs received third place in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure. Stephanie Eddington will be competing at state for Job Description Manual and Danielle Davis will compete for Business Plan. Hannah Allen received second place in a Community Service Project. Allen is the chair of the Meade Area Retarded Center (MARC) committee and was required to detail all that goes into planning the FBLA annual MARC Christmas party. Allen’s project was nearly ten pag-

es long. “FBLA Regional’s is a great competition,” Allen said. “You get to connect with FBLA members in your region and it’s a really good way to meet new people.” Clay Mills was elected the 2008-2009 FBLA Region Two President. Mills will be making sure that not only is his own chapter of FBLA running smoothly, but all of the chapters in his region as well. “The president this year told me that the winner of the election was my opponent,” Mills said. “But then he announced it was me and I was very shocked and excited.” Valerie Hobbs is advancing to state for Who’s Who in FBLA, which is an honor that shows great leadership in the competition, and in each individual chapter of the FBLA.

Meade County High School was also awarded the Largest Chapter Membership award for having the most members in the entire region. Many of the events were written tests that students were required to take. Chuck Naser — a senior at MCHS and a three-year member of FBLA — took a group test which can include anything about business, and the management that goes along with it. “Region was fun and I can’t wait for state,” Naser said. Faculty advisors were very pleased with the students’ performance. “Mrs. Schmidt and I were so proud of the students and their accomplishments,” Fowler said. “We can’t wait to see how they do at state and it will be something they will never forget.”


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Friday, April 4, 2008

Mr. Wildcat goes from farm to fame

Becoming a legend probably wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on Bill Keightleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind in 1936. The Anderson County farm boy was only 10 when his father died, leaving the chore of milking the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24 cows and tending the crops to him and an older brother. His only break from work came in the fall when he would scamper across the fields to his one-room school house. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also where he was introduced to basketball, playing pickup games during recess. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked hard and we played hard,â&#x20AC;? the University of Kentucky equipment manager told a reporter several years ago. By the time he was ready for high school, the muscular six-footer was seen as a player whose skills might transfer nicely from the dirt courts to the hardwood. But there was one problem. The county high school was in Lawrenceburg, six miles away, and no bus service was available in 1941. A neighbor came to his rescue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill told me more than once that if Roy Robinson hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had a morning milk route, he would never have made it through high school,â&#x20AC;? said his friend and former Kavanaugh High teammate Paul Hanks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill would ride into town with him every morning, sitting in the back of the truck on the milk cans.â&#x20AC;? The future â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Wildcatâ&#x20AC;? was following in the giant footsteps of three UK greats at the tiny high school. Forrest â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aggieâ&#x20AC;? Sale had starred at Kavanaugh before leading Kentucky to the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first national title in 1933; Paul McBrayer was an All-American captain of the Cats in 1929-30 and later an assistant coach under Adolph Rupp; and Ralph Carlisle was named All SEC before returning home to coach at his alma mater in the 1940â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. He went on to win state titles at Lexington Lafayette in 1950, 53, and 57. Keightley once scored 21 points for the Tigers in a 25-23 victory over Frankfort, then the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topranked team. He usually

was leading scorer and was very crafty with his moves, being able to shoot a hook with either hand, according to teammates. Carlisle was at the helm during Keightleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first two seasons, giving him his first taste of the demands of UKstyle basketball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He could really get after you big time,â&#x20AC;? said Keightley Graduation from high school was followed by a stint in the Marine Corps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the guys (in the Marines) talked about how tough Parris Island was, but to me it was like a vacation after farming and playing under Carlisle,â&#x20AC;? Keightley once remarked with his trademark bellowing laughter. Combining firmness with fairness and a hefty dose of humor, the ex-farmer cultivated a crop of excellent student managers over his 50-year tenure. He often referred to the group collectively as â&#x20AC;&#x153;my boys,â&#x20AC;? and they, along with players and coaches, sought him out often for advice and counseling. Back in his home county, those who knew him best were rehashing old stories and sharing new ones upon learning of his untimely death, allowing tears from

sorrow and laughter to intermingle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had more friends than anyone I have ever known,â&#x20AC;? said Hanks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even in high school, he was a leader who drew people to him by being so genuine. He was even friends with all the opposing coaches. I was happy just to know him â&#x20AC;Ś to be his friend.â&#x20AC;? Former Lawrenceburg postmaster W. J. Smith was a starter for the UK freshman squad in 1941 and saw limited varsity action the next year as a practice player. He recalls visiting a UK practice session when Keightley called the players over to meet him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Boys, this was one of Ruppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; Rupp didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much more than know my name, but Bill had those boys looking on in wide-eyed amazement,â&#x20AC;? said Smith. Another story making the rounds came out of an interview conducted with Keightley several years ago. Rick Pitino was already at UK, but his family was still living in New York City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He needed a ride to the airport,â&#x20AC;? Keightley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always driven a pickup truck, and I had this old truck that needed a muffler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were bouncing around New Circle Road and Rick said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I wish Joanne could see me now. She says I always have to ride to the airport in a limousine.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

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During Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100th basketball season celebration in 2002, Keightley popped out of a cake at center court and sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Birthdayâ&#x20AC;? to a mass of fans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Coach, you are in Kentucky now. This IS a limousine.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Later, Pitino presented Keightley with a new pickup. In recent days the gifts have continued to pour

forth, mostly in the form of thoughts, prayers, and tributes, both spoken and written. He leaves to mourn his passing a wife, one daughter, and at least a thousand

sons. Under the pen name Ken & Tucky, columnist Don White and his canine companion travel and write about the people and places that make Kentucky special.

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