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Friday, May 2, 2008

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Recommendation for code enforcement officer fails By Laura Saylor Meade County Judge/ Executive Harry Craycroft’s recommendation to fill the county’s code enforcement officer vacancy failed to pass Fiscal Court on Tuesday. During a special meet-

ing held at the courthouse, Craycroft recommended Jack Anderson to fill the position. Anderson was one of two people who were interviewed by members of the Planning and Zoning committee as part of the hiring process. Former Meade County

Sheriff and Brandenburg Police Officer Joe Greer was the second candidate, and was also the Planning and Zoning committee’s recommendation to Fiscal Court. “Personally, Mr. Greer is a good fellow ... who has given 30 years of good service to Meade County,” Cray-

croft said. “But there comes a time when you need to change the guards.” Craycroft went on to say that Anderson is very qualified for the position, and he lacks family ties with anyone in the county, “so he can follow the code and be fair to everyone.”

Magistrates Tom Goddard and Steve Wardrip first and seconded Craycroft’s recommendation, but that’s as far as the motion went. Magistrate Herbie Chism was the first to speak during discussion of the motion. He said Planning and Zoning committee members know

the type of code enforcement officer that is needed, and their recommendation should be backed by Fiscal Court. “I don’t think the excuse of 30 years of service should keep him from being the

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Local pilot uses his wings to aid people in need

House dispute ends in murder-suicide, victim released Staff report BRANDENBURG — Two people are dead, and two more are injured after a shooting that occurred April 25 at a residence located near Highway 1638. Officers from the Meade County Sheriff’s Department, Muldraugh Police and Kentucky State Police responded to a call just a few minutes before 8 p.m. last Friday. When units arrived at the scene — a home at 202 Lees Lane in Brandenburg — they found the suspected shooter and his father-inlaw dead outside the residence in what was believed to be a murder-suicide. The deceased suspect is Daniel Prough, 37, and the deceased victim is his father-in-law, 64-year-old Alvin Meyer. The two female victims are Tammy Prough, 37, wife of the suspect, and Wanda Meyer, 65, mother-in-law of the suspect. Both women were found wounded inside the residence, and were stabilized by units from Meade County EMS and the Meade County Fire Department. The victims were subsequently flown to the University of Louisville Hospital via a Stat-Care and LifeNet helicopter ambulance services. Prough and Meyer were admitted in critical condition, though Prough has since been released from the hospital and Meyer is now in stable condition, according to Kentucky State Police Sergeant Jeremy Thompson. Two children that reside in the home were uninjured and are in the care of family members. “The suspect was wounded from Mr. Meyer’s weapon as well … but we believe the fatal (gunshot) wound was selfinflicted,” Thompson said. Thompson said a domestic-related dispute had occurred when shots were fired. The investigation is ongoing.

Final voyage of the Delta Queen


The historic Delta Queen passed by Brandenburg Tuesday afternoon on its way to take part in a steamboat race in Louisville. The race — which the ‘Queen won — is part of ongoing Kentucky Derby celebrations. As the Delta Queen prepares for retirement, this year is expected to mark the ‘Queen’s’ last trip to Louisville. The boat slowly passed by Brandenburg, as spectator waved from Riverfront Park. The boat’s pipe organ played “My Old Kentucky Home” as it passed.


TOP: The Piper PA-28 Warrior is Frank Gulledge’s — and his passengers’ — saving grace. BELOW: Frank Gulledge is presented two pilot of the year awards by Mary Jane Sebalan and Steve Craven of the Angel Flight program.

Flying high Former Purple Fox continues his mission to serve others, save lives By Jorena D. Faulkner Who says there are only angels in the outfield? Brandenburg has one in its own backyard — and he is at his very best — flying overhead. Doe Valley resident Franklin A. Gulledge, Jr., is a riveting man with simply his smile. Underneath that pleasant and polished demeanor, lies not only a charismatic retired U.S. Marine Corp Major, or a man who flew life-saving missions with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 in Vietnam as one of the world renowned Purple Foxes, but also a historian and Web-site developer working with the likes of Colonel William H. Dabney, USMC (Ret.), a former executive vice-president of Louisville bank, a private flight instructor, and a co-contributor along with fellow former Marine Corporal Pete Brozowski to a FAME — Filipino-American Memorial

Endowment — obelisk marker along the Bataan Death March Route in honor of the HMM-364 (Vietnam) “Purple Foxes.” Having recently returned from a ceremony in Virginia Beach, Va., on April 19 where he was — for the third consecutive year — awarded the 2007 Angel Flight Pilot of the Year for the state of Kentucky, and — for the second consecutive year — awarded the 2007 Angel Flight Pilot of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic states, Gulledge is already looking to the sky and on the way out the door, up-up and away to another mission which will take him from Toledo, Ohio to Chattanooga, Tenn., this week. As a third year volunteer for Angel Flight — a non-profit organization which provides free medical air transportation to patients and their families who cannot afford a commercial flight or cost of other transportation — Gulledge boards his Piper PA-28 Warrior several times a month to

help bring the sick to medical facilities in Kentucky and the midAtlantic region for treatment. Winning the awards meant that Gulledge flew more missions for the organization, than any other pilot in the Kentucky or midAtlantic program. He flew approximately 60 missions in 2007 alone for patients in Kentucky. Volunteers with the program absorb the entire cost of the trip. “Once the doctors determine a patient is not financially capable of paying for their transportation, they are put into the Angel Flight system,” Gulledge said. “There are a lot of pilots just like me — private pilots that volunteer our time to pick up patients and fly them where they need to go for treatment. We do not get paid anything for doing this. But in my case, life has been good to me, I can afford to do it, I enjoy flying and I enjoy helping people … and I love flying Angel Flight.


Specialized unit forms at Knox, soldiers find home in county By Laura Saylor As Fort Knox undergoes major transformation through its base realignment and closure, a new group of specially trained soldiers is forming and calling the installation home. Some of those soldiers have also recently begun calling Meade County home. The 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is a newly-designed Army

organization whose mission is to “provide logistsics and distribution management any where, at any time, in any environment, against any adversary.” Its purpose is to be a small, consummate, perfectly-capable headquarters that can deploy at a moment’s notice and provide services, plan and execute operations, distribute information and maintain organization among thousands of troops in theater. The core of the

3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is balanced among three main branches: Command and Control, Personnel Services and Logistics. “This is a group that is ready to go anywhere, anytime,” said Major Paul Hayes, Public Affairs Officer in Charge for the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). “Whether it’s Asia, Africa, or Alaska … it’s incredibly adaptable.”

Hayes said the unit’s small size — only 255 soldiers — contributes to its adaptability. Because communication, quickness and organization are pivotal, the soldiers endure lengthy training in order to handle every situation, from providing water rations and laundry services to supplying munitions and ensuring fuel is onsite for vehicles and aircraft.

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Maj. Paul Hayes helps strap a water bag to a soldier, demonstrating the wide range of gear that is part of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) uniform. THE NEWS STANDARD/ LAURA SAYLOR


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School faculty perform for students at special music recital The tables were turned Thursday night at the Meade County High School auditorium, where members of the school district faculty performed during a recital for students and their families to watch. Eight different performance spotlighted teachers who sang or played musical instruments by composers ranging from Chopin to Gershwin. Social Studies teacher Sherri Powers, choir director Bryan Nichols, assistant choir director Mary G. Horsley, assistant band director Matt Williams, music teacher Pippa Soeder and band director Bruce Soderstrom all participated in the recital.


TOP LEFT: Eighth-grade social studies teacher Sherri Powers plays Muzio Clementi’s “Opus 36, No. 1.” BOTTOM LEFT: Assistant choir director Mary G. Horsley plays Frederic Chopin’s “‘Edute’ Opus 25, No. 12.” CENTER: Choir director Bryan Nichols sings Albert Malotte’s “The Lord’s Prayer.” ABOVE: Assistant band director Matt Williams performs Camille Saint-Saens “Morceau de Concert” on the French horn.

PINS to celebrate ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’ with yard sale By Pat Bowen PINS PR Chairman

Sobel and some volunteers will be sorting and readying for the 8 a.m. opening on Saturday, May 10, at Creature Comfort Inn, Old Weldon Road and KY 1638. Since PINS is a 501C nonprofit organization, donations can be used for tax purposes and a receipt can be given. “Be Kind to Animals Week” was created by the American Humane Society (www.americanhumane. org) in 1915 to celebrate the

National “Be Kind to Animals Week” is May 4-10, and the local Meade County Pets In Need Society will be celebrating with a yard sale. “All the sheds are full with donated items from the general public as well as PINS members,” laughed PINS board member Deb Benham-Sobel. “There’s a bit of everything to choose from, but we can always use more!”

unique bond between humans and animals and to spread kindness and compassion. PINS does that locally by working closely with the Meade County Animal Control Officer to assure the minimum number of animals turned in to him are euthanized. They do this by encouraging adopting a shelter animal and paying the full cost of spaying/neutering an animal adopted from the shelter. They also work with both mixed breed and

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Friday, May 2, 2008 Editorial

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A breath of fresh air, indeed

While it’s true that the Planning and Zoning committee is most apt in deciding the county’s code enforcement officer, one can’t help but wonder how refreshing a new face would be. The committee recommended a community figure whose service and dedication to the area is undeniable, but in lieu of complications with the code enforcement officer position and the planning and zoning committee itself, perhaps an ideal way to pursue filling the vacancy is wiping the slate clean. It would be ideal to hire a qualified individual who wasn’t born and raised in the county, and who couldn’t give two hoots on Tuesday what the last name is of a person in violation, or who their great-aunt-twice-removed is. Fiscal Court is excellent at supporting local establishments and selecting hometown businesses and personnel when services are needed. But this may be an exception Fiscal Court will want to make. Opinions aside, what matters most is that a highly-capable, honest and fair individual is selected and the code enforcement officer position is filled quickly, professionally and properly with all biases aside. The county is lagging in providing service every day the position sits unfilled.

The outbreak of a ‘Rasche’ of common sense? I cannot escape the irony that the same politician who killed a bill offering more and better educational options for all of Kentucky’s 109,000 special-needs students also sponsored an amendment this year that legalized a charter school for a privileged few. During last year’s legislative session, parents of special-needs students took time to drive to Frankfort to attend a House Education Committee meeting. They went expecting help from legislators charged with improving our education system. They came away with nothing. Parents watched stunned as the committee, chaired by Paducah Rep. Frank Rasche, fielded complaints from union lackeys who droned on about the need for labor protections for nonessential school personnel. Committee members complained about school children eating too many Twinkies and ignoring playground monkey bars. The smokescreen would bring tears to most Kentuckians’ eyes. These worn issues serve as an oasis for lethargic lawmakers, a spider hole where they can lay up and ignore reality. Yet, Rasche sacrificed the valuable time of some committee mem-

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FRANKFORT — State economic development Senator Carroll Gibson but also for the quality of (R-Leitchfield) announced life of our families,” Senaadditional water tor Gibson said, and sewer projects “I was pleased to for Meade County Legislative obtain these addiUpdate thanks to an agreetional funds.” ment between These funds are House and Senate for distribution leaders. Senator for the fiscal year Gibson and State 2009-2010 bienRepresentative nium. Jeff Greer (D-BranSenator Cardenburg) worked roll Gibson (Rtogether in a biLeitchfield) is the partisan manner to Carroll Gibson Senate Majorensure that Meade ity Whip. He is County would reserves on the Juceive funds for: Sewer diciary Committee, State line extensions in Bran- and Local Government denburg; Water line re- Committee, the Veterans, placement in Muldraugh; Military Affairs and PubWilson Street water line lic Protection Committee, replacement in Mul- and the Tobacco Settledraugh; and Phase IV wa- ment Agreement Fund ter system improvements Oversight Committee. He throughout the Meade represents the 5th District County Water District including Breckinridge, “Clean water and a com- Grayson, Hancock, Hart, prehensive sewer system LaRue and Meade counis important not only for ties.

bers and parents, who ex- than the average. Students pected the committee to at live away from home. They least give the Special Needs maintain their own schedScholarship Bill a ules. Mom isn’t there hearing. them to turn Bluegrass telling But in the closoff the TV and do Beacon ing moments of their homework. this year’s General “These are excepAssembly session, tionally gifted stuRasche and others dents who go beyond crawled out of their the caliber of even lairs and amended advanced-placement legislation to allow work,” said Corey 120 academically Alderdice, the acadgifted students to emy’s assistant diattend the state’s Jim Waters rector for admissions first and only charand public relations. ter school — the “Challenging stuGatton Academy of Math dents is very much a part of and Science at Western Ken- this program. It’s a rigorous tucky University. curriculum.” You make the call: If we Alderdice says the acadcan spend $2.8 million on emy “works with publicthis academy so that its 120 school districts to help meet students can attend an inno- the needs of students.” vative school that uniquely And that is what school fits their needs, shouldn’t choice is all about: Meetparents of the 668,217 other ing the needs of students by students in Kentucky’s 1,238 enhancing, not destroying, public schools have similar public education. opportunities for their chilThe House voted 94-0 and dren? At the least, shouldn’t the Senate voted 35-0 to authe state’s special-needs stu- thorize the Gatton academy. dents get similar help? In doing so, they supported To ignore that logic repre- the concept of constructing sents the worst form of dis- a way for parents to have crimination. choices for their children. Granted, the Gatton AcadYou don’t need to be a emy attracts exceptionally rocket scientist — or Gatton gifted and mature young Academy enrollee — to unpeople. The academy’s stu- derstand this: Unanimous dents average an ACT math approval indicates that composite score of 29.14, more and more lawmakers some eight points higher have started to frown on re-

sistance to advancing school choices displayed by Rasche and his labor pals in the state teachers unions, who claim competition would harm public education. The votes indicate growing faith in parents, who know better than bureaucrats, central offices or politicians, which schools best meet their children’s educational needs. Gatton’s students need the rigorous challenges offered by the academy. Many of Kentucky’s other “special-needs” students require services to help them overcome learning disabilities and live a successful life. If Rasche really has seen the light and found schoolchoice salvation, he and his committee will quit obstructing legislation that offers the same kind of opportunities to parents of these children. Considering the committee’s longtime kowtowing to the teachers unions and other “educrats,” such a change would be miraculous — and confirmation that genuine conversions have taken place.

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@

Show support for Military Appreciation Month Veterans Post Freddy Groves May is Military Appreciation Month. It took a dedicated group of people a lot of years to get Congress to pass a resolution making that designation. Now that we have this month, let’s take advantage of it. Here are some ideas: •Write letters to your representatives and senators in Congress. Give them your opinion on military and veterans issues. •Participate in a Military Appreciate Month event. Check for events in your area. •Teach a child the history of Armed Forces Day. •If you think you have a service-connected health issue, file a claim. If you have a claim that’s been turned down, appeal. Don’t ever give up. What’s not on the list of eligible medical conditions today could be on the list tomorrow. Get your

file started. •Help an older veteran submit the paperwork to get replacement copies of his medals. Go to www. and put “Replacement Military Awards and Decorations” in the search box. •Plan to help at a Stand Down this year. Call 1-800VET-HELP for dates and locations near you, or go to •Read the U.S. Code section on the care of the U.S. flag. Check and put “flag code” in the search box. Or see www. and click Flag Care for the correct ways to hang and fold the Stars and Stripes. •Visit a veterans home or VA hospital. If anyone can understand the sacrifices they’ve made, it’s you. Spend a couple hours in a day room and let them talk. •Help an older veteran submit his story to the Oral History Project. And while you’re at it, send in your story, too. Download the kit at

When you buy a poppy “In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row ....” Our use of the poppy to memorialize those who’ve lost their lives in battle had its seeds in Lt. Col. John McCrae’s poem, “In Flanders Fields,” in World War I. In 1919 the American Legion Auxiliary started their poppy program when people took the crepe poppies from their coffee and doughnut booth in Milwaukee — and left cash. Today the Auxiliary uses the proceeds of poppy donations to support veterans and their families. The poppies themselves are made by veterans as therapy in “Poppy Shop” rehab centers around the country, with the materials provided by the Auxiliary and the veteran earning money for every poppy created. The biggest contribution to rehabilitation comes with the National Veterans Creative Arts Program for veterans at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Once a year the winners of all the local Creative Arts

Festivals in categories such as applied and fine arts, drama, music and dance have their artwork exhibited, generally at the VA Medical Centers, with talent shows for the music, drama and dance categories. Winners go on to the National Creative Arts Festival, sponsored each year by the VA, during a week of celebration. You’ll see them around on Memorial Day: members of the American Legion Auxiliary or the VFW at malls or places where lots of people gather, baskets full of poppies at hand. If you don’t spot them, call your local American Legion or VFW and find out where they’re going to be distributing poppies. Donate big, take a few, and hand out the extras. Wear your poppy as a remembrance of the sacrifices those who have gone before us. 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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Alvin Eugene “Gene” Meyer, 64, of Brandenburg died Friday at his residence. He was born June 16, 1943, the son of the late Max Ernest and Janie Geneva Huff Meyer. He was a Retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army with over thirty years of service including the Vietnam War, the Grenada War, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a member of Rock Haven Baptist Church, was employed with Turner Construction in Orleans, Ind., and was a devoted husband, father and brother. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Meyer; his sisters, Gloria Wells and Sandra Kay Meyer; and his brothers, Donald, Harry and Larry Meyer. He is survived by his wife, Wanda J. Meyer; his son, Kenneth Wayne Meyer of Brandenburg; four stepdaughters, Amanda (Greg) Cain and Tammy Prough of Brandenburg, and Carmella (Wade) Yong and Teresa (Jerry) Spencer of Louisville; one step-son, David Kline of Brandenburg; four sisters, Geneva Nolene Kimmy of Erie, Pa., Linda (Bennie) Pack of Brandenburg, Tina (Chuck) Duncan of Dix, Ill., and Kathy (Larry) Watson of Jenkins, Mo.; two brothers, Russell (Nancy) Meyer of Campbellsburg, Ind., and Wayne (Sally) Meyer of Lodiburg, Ky.; his aunt, Margaret Gillizan of Louisville; many nieces and nephews, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. E.D.T. Friday from the Chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky., with burial to follow in Garnettsville Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT Thursday, and will be after 8 a.m. EDT Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may go to the Meade County Relay For Life or American Heart Association.

Charles Lyle “Chuck” Lehman, Jr. Charles Lyle “Chuck” Lehman, Jr., 35, of Radcliff, Ky., died at his home. He graduated from Fort Knox High School in 1991. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Linda Lehman of Vine Grove, Ky.; two brothers, Michael Lehman of Vine Grove, Ky., and 1LT James Lehman of Ft. Benning, Ga.; and two nephews, James Lehman, Jr. and Nathaniel Lehman. There was a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial was in the St. Brigid Catholic Church Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. Visitation was at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at


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Johnny Lee Fleming, Jr., 56, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at his home. He attended the First Baptist Church in Irvington, Ky. He retired from the U. S. Army after 21 years of service. He was a veteran of Vietnam and was a twotime recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Fleming was an active patrolman with the Irvington Police Department. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Lee Fleming, Sr., and a grandson, Draven Lee Fleming. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara Fleming of Radcliff, Ky.; two sons, Johnny Lee Fleming III and Jeannine of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Victor Marcellus Fleming and his wife Tonya of Radcliff, Ky.; his mother, Willemena Bell of Hilton Head, S.C.; three sisters, Shirley Fleming and Deborah Bryan both of Hilton Head, S.C., and Joyce James of Antigua, S.C.; two brothers, Freddie and Lennie, both of New York City; two granddaughters, Akira Fleming and Victoria Fleming; and a grandson Zachery. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2008 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Radcliff, Ky., with Assistant Minister Robert Young officiating. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. Visitation was on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at

Scott Thomas Montgomery, Sr. age 39, of Payneville, Ky., passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008 at home. He was employed by Broadway Management Company in Louisville, Ky., and was an avid Ladywave and Greenwave basketball fan. He was the son of the late Coleman and Rita Caswell Montgomery. He is survived by his wife Anesa R. Montgomery; three children, Charlotte Rose (Adam) Montgomery, Scott Thomas (Faith) Montgomery, Jr., and Kimberly Sue (Travis) Montgomery all of Webster, Ky.; one brother, Coleman Lawson Montgomery, Jr. of Webster, Ky.; five sisters, Sherry Lynne Douglas, Kimberly Ann Blankenship, Tammy Lee Montgomery, and Dora Marie Jones of Louisville, Ky., Debbie Jean Keith of Vine Grove, Ky.; four grandchildren, Adam, Noah, Anesa, and baby Scott. Arrangements were handled by Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home, 205 High Street in Brandenburg, where the family received friends from noon to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Funeral service was held at the Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, with Brother Ernie Vincent officiating. Burial followed in Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg. Online condolences may be made at

John Bainbridge “Jack” Gillette, Jr. John Bainbridge Gillette, Jr., 81, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Monday, April 21, 2008 at North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation Center, Radcliff, Ky. He was preceded in death by his father John Gillette, and his mother Alberta Wickam. He is survived by his wife, Almita Gillette of Vine Grove, Ky.; a daughter, Patricia Rucker and her husband, Alfred, of Radcliff, Ky.; two sons, Ted Gillette and his wife, Ranae, of Bersford, S.D., and Don Gillette and his wife, Lauretta, of Gerretson, S.D.; three grandsons, Christopher Gillette, Issac Jemison and Travis Gillette; two granddaughters, Micah Whaley and her husband, Scott, and Lacey Gillette. Cremation was chosen. There will be a committal service at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Radcliff, Ky., with Charles Heater officiating. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The guest register may be signed at

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Physicians need to respect parents’ authority

QUESTION: Our family larger issue here, however, physician wants to examine is the physician’s accountmy 13-year-old son without ability to you as the mother, my being in the room. and at this point, I That’s okay with me, Focus on agree entirely with but I expect him to the family the position you have tell me what my boy taken. Other parents says and what his have expressed simimedical condition lar concerns to me. is. That’s where we I’m reminded of a disagree. He says he mother who told me must keep their conthat she took her 14versation confidenyear-old daughter to tial. Am I right to extheir pediatrician for pect to be informed a routine physical James and involved? Dobson exam. The mother DR. DOBSON: was aware that her Teenagers are typidaughter was begincally sensitive and modest ning to develop physically about their bodies — espe- and might be sensitive to cially when their parents are her being in the examining around — so I can under- room with her. She offered stand the need for privacy to remain in the waiting during a physical exam. The room, but the girl objected.

“I don’t want to go in there by myself,” she said. “Please come with me.” After arguing with her daughter for a moment, the mother agreed to accompany her to the examining room. When the exam was over the doctor turned to the mother and criticized her for intruding. He said in front of the girl, “You know, you really had no business being in the examining room. It is time I related directly to your daughter. “You should not even be aware of the care that I give her or the medication I prescribe. Nor should you know the things that are said between us. “My care of your daughter should now be a private

matter between her and me.” The girl had been going through a period of rebellion, and the mother felt her authority was weakened by the doctor’s comments. It was as though he were saying, “Your day of supervision of your daughter has now passed. She should now make her own decisions.” Fortunately, that mother was unwilling to do as she was told, and promptly found a new doctor. Good for her! I have discussed this conversation with several pediatricians, and they have each agreed with the doctor in this case. They emphasized the importance of a youngster having someone to talk with in private. Perhaps, but

I object to the autonomy demanded by the physician. Fourteen-year-old boys and girls are not grown, and their parents are still the best people to care for them and oversee their development. It is appropriate for a physician to have some private moments with a young patient, but he or she should never forget to whom accountability is owed. Furthermore, if greater authority is to be granted to the doctor, the parent had better find out just what he or she believes about contraceptives for minors, premarital sex, spiritual matters and the like. Be careful whom you choose to trust with the body and the soul of your

child. The pace of living is so frantic today that we have become dangerously willing to accept surrogate parenting from a variety of professionals who meander through our lives. Educators, youth ministers, athletic coaches, music instructors, psychologists, counselors, and physicians are there to assist parents in raising their kids — but never to replace them. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

The greatest joy in life is making a commitment and sticking with it

“No one who sets his hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.” —Luke 9:62

I knew I wanted to be a priest when I was in the second grade, and I have never wanted to be anything else ever since. Of my own free will, I entered seminary at age 14, the earliest possible date. No one talked me into it. With God’s help, I overcame all the obstacles thrown onto my path and kept my eye on the finish line — ordination to the priesthood — which came when I was 26 years old. Thirty-seven years later, here I am still standing, still “priesting” and very happy doing it. My goal is to die at a ripe old age with my collar on, doing some kind of priestly ministry.

I am very aware that I did sents the people among us not do this of my own power. who rush into commitments I have felt God’s strength without thinking. He says to helping me all the Jesus, “I will follow way. Looking back, Encouraging you wherever you I can see clearly that go!” Words even setbacks, disJesus stops him appointments and in his tracks with a failures have all been warning. part of God’s plan “My friend, before for me. In fact some you can follow me, of the greatest blessyou must count the ing in life have come cost before you get in to me as a result of and you must be willremaining faithful to ing to pay the price afRonald my call through thick ter you get in because Knott and thin. following me is not a In the gospel cited cake-walk. It requires above, three different the ability to handle people wish to make com- much suffering.” mitments to follow Jesus. JeThe second man wants to sus warns them about how follow Jesus, but he wants to easy commitments are to put it off for a while — until make and how hard they are the time is right, until things to keep. Surely, we can all see are taken care of, until, until, ourselves in one or more of until! He represents the peothese people. ple among us who procrasThe first man is gushing tinate, hoping for the right with enthusiasm. He repre- time, the ideal situation, the

perfect circumstance. Jesus says to him, “Don’t bother! It’s either now or never!” The third man wants to follow Jesus, but as soon as he commits, he begins to secondguess himself. He represents the people among us who are always looking around for a better deal, looking back at the options they didn’t take, looking ahead at ways they can get out of their commitments. These readings are so appropriate today when commitments are in a deep crisis. We live in a world of the “latest best offer.” Today many commitments are made without thought and abandoned without guilt. The greatest joy in life, I believe, is making a commitment and keeping it. Father Knott, a Meade County native, is a priest from the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Rejoice, sing the ‘new song’

Ezekiel 36: 25 – 26 says, “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (NKJV). When God gets ahold of us, He doesn’t just give us a makeover on the outside. He changes us from the inside out. He makes us brand new people. When Jesus comes into our lives, “the old has gone, the new has come“ (2 Corinthians 5: 17b ). So what is the “old“ that God replaces with the

“new?” song comes from a rejoicing Our hearts that once heart, a focused mind, and were cold and closed, are serving hands. With every replaced with new ounce of strength hearts that beat in that is in our being, Divine tune with His hearts Guidance all that we are, we that rejoice from worship the Lord. within. Now that’s a real Our minds that celebration church. once were controlled Remember to atby the lies and fears tend the church of of Satan, are transyour choice this formed to think like Sunday. If you don’t Christ minds that have a church home Dan focus on God. come by and visit Our hands that Newton with us at Grace worked to please Baptist Church. Be ourselves, are transsure to listen to us formed into instruments of on WMMG every Sunday worship; hands raised to morning between 9:30 a.m. heaven in praise through and 10:00 a.m. our work. Reverend Dan Newton is This give us the “new the pastor of Grace Baptist song“ we sing. Our new Church.

Live the life of a saint today, forget your sins of yesterday

An old world legend The other brother, thinktells about two brothers ing about his predicament who were each convicted came to the conclusion that of stealing sheep. he in fact did steal For their punishPastor’s sheep and there ment they were Spotlight was nothing he branded on the forecould do to change head with the letters the past. “ST” for sheep thief. He was deterOne brother was mined, however, to so bitter that he ran win back the respect away to another of his neighbors. land to build a new As the years went life. Even there, by, he earned a people continually reputation of being Randy asked him about the In time he Johnson honest. strange letters on his was respected and forehead. loved by the towns He was so angry people. and bitter about his plight Years passed and one day that he ended up taking a stranger saw the letters his own life. branded on the old man’s


forehead. The stranger asked a citizen of the town what the letters stood for. “It was a great while ago,” the citizen said, “and I have forgotten the details but I think it means ‘saint.’” While we can never change the things in our past, we can certainly try and make up for them. Start now by living a life of integrity, honesty, and kindness. Who knows, if you start living the life of a saint today, people may forget about your sins of the past. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.



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Friday, May 2, 2008

Getting ‘The Juice’ on Fusion Tan By Jorena D. Faulkner

On April 5, Meade County residents welcomed its newest full service tanning salon and spa to the area. Fusion Tan — located at 520 East Broadway, Suite No. 2 — opened its doors to clients looking for big city treatments, such as cellulite reducing body wraps and Derma Tone non-surgical face lifts, at hometown prices. With the motto, “How tan do you want to be?” coowners Kim Clark and Kenny Heath are excited about bringing quality products and services to the community. Clark, originally from Louisville, spent years managing similar ventures for others, yet always kept her eye on someday opening her own salon and spa which would focus on the individual client and personal services. “It’s always been a dream of mine to open a location like this,” Clark said. “The people of Brandenburg deserve this type of service. We do individual skin analysis and we pay very close attention to everyone who comes through the door. If someone comes in who can’t tan, they can tan here. I guarantee it.” “I love it,” said Heath. “Our customers are the best.” Heath, a Brandenburg native, had been looking to open a business in his hometown that would service a broad range of clientele, to include men. “I’ve had the safe-tan, which is a brush-on tan, and I’m a man,” Heath said. “The only thing I can say to the men who would like to try tanning and spa treatments is, ‘give us a try, we’ll keep it quiet!’” In light of all of the recent negative press associated


ABOVE: Co-owners Kim Clark and Kenny Heath have the best-kept secret weapon in town, their made to order tanning lotion, “The Juice.”

LEFT: Fusion Tan, at 520 East Broadway in Brandenburg, offers full-service salon and spa treatments at hometown prices. with tanning, both Heath and Clark agree that it’s not the tanning in and of itself that contributes to increased cancer rates, but rather the risky environmental choices of potential tanning bed customers. “It has been proven that the human body craves vitamin D,” Clark said. “And everyone has cancer cells. Specialists say that it depends upon what you do in your environment and what happens with your food … and heredity has a lot to do with it.” Regardless, Clark and Heath want to ensure customer’s can attain a healthy tan utilizing a procedure they’re comfortable with. “That’s why we also offer the safe-tan,” Heath said. “Our customers have choices.” Safe-tan is an optional tanning product with an aloe vera base used by the U of L Dance Team, body builders and participants of the Miss America Pageant, which is painted on the body. Although the salon hours are tentatively set Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday

from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Clark and Heath center their availability upon the needs of their clientele. “We open up earlier than our hours, and we’re here much later for what our customers want,” Clark said. “We don’t open and close at regular hours. We cater to our clients.” The salon takes appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The pair have also put together special ‘starter kits’ for new clients which includes several of their highend products, at a combined lower cost. “(The starter kit) includes the after-shower lotion, a hot bronzer lotion and the 30-day unlimited pack,” Heath said. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Clark and Heath have been putting together special packages for the holiday complete with the Derma Tone treatment. “The Derma Tone nonsurgical face lift rebuilds the collagen in your face,” Clark said. “It also works the muscles under your skin.” Another hot item on the

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Get drought, heat damaged lawns back in shape By Laura Skillman UK College of Agriculture

LEXINGTON — Drought and excessive heat damaged many Kentucky lawns this past summer, and continued dry conditions into the fall left homeowners with little chance of repairing them. But the next couple of weeks provide a chance for another try at getting the lawn back into shape. “Lawns with south and west facing slopes and ones on heavy soils sustained the most damage from the hot, dry weather,� said A.J. Powell, turf specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. “These areas just couldn’t get re-established in the fall, but it is an option this spring,� he said. “Now until the last of March is a good time to get new grass stands established.� Powell recommends homeowners use the turftype tall fescue because it


Homeowners should use the turf-type tall fescue because it is easier to establish than Kentucky bluegrass, recommends A.J. Powell, turf specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. is easier to establish than Kentucky bluegrass. Getting good seed-to-soil contact is also important when reseeding the lawn. Power seeders or dethatchers, which can be rented, help with that by grooving the soil and giving good contact. Aggressive hand raking works

for small areas. Spreading seed over the surface then forcing it into the ground using high pressure watering from a garden hose is another option. “If you don’t get good seed-to-soil contact, then you won’t get good establishment,� Powell said. Water newly seeded

lawns frequently. Keep the soil surface moist until the seedlings become established. After germination, apply nitrogen to help the young seedlings grow. Generally, nitrogen applications are not recommended for spring, but with new plantings some nitrogen

is necessary to establish seedlings. Fertilizing your established lawn in the spring is not advocated, because it reduces drought and heat tolerance for the impending summer. Spring nitrogen causes excessive top growth, and the root system stops growing. Grass with a poor root system cannot take up as much water and minerals, making it less able to withstand drought. Fall fertilization encourages root growth and minimizes top growth. Spring fertilization also encourages rapid growth of weeds such as crabgrass, bermudagrass, yellow nutsedge and nimblewill. It makes grass more susceptible to leaf spot and warm weather patch diseases. On established lawns, spring is also time to use pre-emergent weed control to combat crabgrass. However, if a homeowner plans to reseed, they need

to skip this, because the weed control will keep the grass seed from germinating. Spring is also the time to control broadleaf weeds. Spraying actively growing weeds soon after they begin spring growth will yield the best results. “Don’t be afraid to mow a new lawn,� Powell said. “After the turf begins to grow, even if the growth is patchy, mow at the recommended height of 2 and a half inches for bluegrass and fescue. By mowing early and not letting excessive grass accumulate, the texture will be finer, color will be greener, many upright weeds will be killed, the turf will become denser, and lateral spread will increase.� More information on lawn care and tips for maintaining a healthy lawn are available through county offices of the UK Cooperative Extension Service.

Conference to spotlight 4-H teens By Carole Goodwin CEA for 4-H and Youth Development The theme for the 2008 Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference focuses on the galaxy of stars that we have right here in Kentucky — 4-H Stars! The conference will take place at the University of Kentucky on June 9-12 and is open to all 4-Hers who have graduated eighth grade through age 18. The conference will kick off picnic-style with inflatable slides and obstacle courses to welcome youths to UK. During the conference, 4-H members will have the opportunity to experience dorm life in the UK residence

halls, attend educational and fun tracks and workshops and meet new friends from across the state. As a new addition to the 2008 event, the Georgia 4-H Troupe, Clovers & Company, will entertain attendees at the Monday assembly. Teens will attend tracks and workshops centered on topics of interest to them. The tracks are two-day educational classes focusing on subject matter from the Kentucky 4-H core project areas. There are two sets of workshops offered for one session and focus on fun activities, crafts and basic skill building. Each night teens attend programs highlighting 4-H

involvement. A popular annual program is the “Fashion Revue.�Youth who have completed a fashion project and have won at their district shows will participate in 4-H Fashion Revue on Wednesday night of the conference. Conference participants also will have the opportunity to vote on 4-H state officers for the following year. Candidates will begin campaigning Monday and the vote will take place on Wednesday. The 4-H Teen Conference will allow teens to tour the University of Kentucky college or school of their choice and they will even attend a class pertaining to the major they would choose if they do

attend UK. Throughout the week, 4-Her’s will develop leadership and citizenship skills, become acquainted with the land grant university and meet new people. The Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference is planned by the Kentucky 4-H Teen Council, the state office and county agents. They try to provide a wide range of activities that satisfy the interests of those participating. The cost of the conference is $140 and is due with the registration forms by May 1. For more information on the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service.

Sandra Baier, Agent P.O. Box 553 Hardinsburg, Ky 40143-0553

BUS: (270) 756-5253 FAX: (270) 756-5676

Tips for avoiding ticks By Andy Mills CEA for Agriculture and Natural Resources The tick is an annoying pest that can generate a lot of questions and concerns during warm months. Not only do tick bites cause itching and irritation, but ticks also can carry certain diseases. Below are some other tips to help you avoid ticks. When hiking or camping, wear light-colored clothing and long pants tucked into your socks or boots. It will be easier for you to spot ticks on light clothing. Ticks will find it harder to attach themselves to a well-covered leg. Apply an insect repellent to your shoes, cuffs, socks, and pant legs. Read the product label to make sure the repellent works on ticks. And always follow the label directions carefully. The most common ticks found in our area are the


Ticks come in various shapes and sizes, and carry a variety of diseases.

American dog tick, the lone star tick and the brown dog tick. All three will feed on humans, but the American dog and lone star ticks are the most likely human pests. The tiny pin head size ticks, sometimes found in large numbers, are in most cases the nymph stage of the Lone Star tick. These baby ticks are often misidentified as turkey mites, which, by the way, do not exist.

All ticks can carry diseases. The two most common diseases transmitted in Kentucky are Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and tularemia. Lyme disease generally is transmitted by different ticks found in the Northeast, Upper Midwest and Pacific Coast states. If the tick attaches itself to you, remove it promptly. Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible, and pull slowly. Don’t leave any part of the tick attached to you. Also, don’t throw the removed tick away because you will want to know what kind of tick bite you have if you start feeling sick after being bitten. See your physician immediately if you have a rash, fever, or flu-like symptoms after a tick has bitten you. For more information, contact your Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 422-4958.

Commodities Kentuckiana Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, April 28, 2008

Receipts: 232 head Slaughter cows: % Lean Weight Price High Dressing Breaker 75-80 1000-1660 49.00-57.50 59.50-61.50 Boner 80-85 900-1300 43.00-53.00 00.00-00.00 Lean 85-90 780-1065 34.50-44.00 No Report Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. Weights Carcass Boning % Price 1 1115-1850 78-79 66.00-74.00 2 1065-1225 76-77 61.50-64.50 Head 3 9 8 11 9 12 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 10 11 13 6 1 3 1 1 6 6 3 4 6 4

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 200-300 245 104.50-123.00 300-400 373 113.50-122.00 400-500 434 110.00-116.00 500-600 514 104.25-108.00 600-700 671 95.00 700-800 732 88.00-92.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 200-300 285 103.00 300-400 395 109.00 500-600 598 95.00 600-700 603 90.50 Feeder Steers Small and Medium 1 300-400 310 102.00 400-500 490 95.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 200-300 270 101.00 300-400 361 97.00-108.00 400-500 447 93.50-105.00 500-600 544 82.00-88.50 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 300-400 337 84.00-99.00 400-500 415 89.00 500-600 582 71.00-77.00 Feeder Heifers Small and Medium 1 300-400 340 85.00 400-500 490 86.00 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 457 101.50-113.50 500-600 555 96.00-103.50 600-700 617 92.00 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 317 91.00 400-500 467 90.00-94.00 500-600 572 90.00-92.00

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Majority of pregnant women don’t view preterm birth as a problem Findings in contrast to growing crisis of preterm birth Submitted by Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait

FRANKFORT — A survey among pregnant women receiving prenatal care in Ashland, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah and Somerset finds that approximately 62 percent felt that preterm birth was not a serious problem or indicated that they weren’t sure. The finding stands in sharp contrast to the fact that preterm birth is the number one cause of newborn death, and a leading cause of serious, lifelong disabilities.

Flying From page A1 That’s what it’s all about.” Gulledge began flying rescue missions while stationed in Vietnam in 196970 with the HMM-364 Purple Foxes. “Back in the Marine Corp — I only served one tour in Vietnam — we had about

The survey was conducted by Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait (HBWW), a three-year initiative and partnership of the March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, and the Kentucky Department for Public Health, aimed at reducing the rate of preterm birth in selected areas of Kentucky. “We’re quite disconcerted by this finding, especially since preterm babies, even those born just a few weeks early, have more complications, such as problems with breathing, feeding, and their neurological systems,” said Ruth Ann Shepherd, M.D., FAAP, director, Adult & Child Health Improvement, Kentucky Department for Public Health. This survey finding also stands in contrast to the results from a 2006 March

of Dimes national survey in which only 11 percent of women felt that preterm birth was not a serious problem or were unsure. The preterm birth rate in Kentucky is 14 percent, compared to the national rate of 12.7 percent. Between 1994 and 2004, the rate of infants born preterm in Kentucky increased more than 24 percent. Nationwide, the preterm birth rate has increased more than 30 percent since 1981. In addition, 34 percent of women surveyed in these six selected areas of Kentucky smoked during the month before becoming pregnant, which is much more than the rate of smoking among childbearing-aged women in the US (20.6 percent). During pregnancy, approximately 22 percent of women surveyed in the six

selected areas of Kentucky smoked, which is about twice the rate reported for the US as a whole. Pregnant smokers reported smoking anywhere from less than one cigarette per day to two packs per day. This represents a quit rate from preconception to pregnancy of about 35 percent, which is much lower than the average quit rate during pregnancy in the US of 46 percent Less than 38 percent of the pregnant women reported that their health care provider had spoken to them about the importance of avoiding smoking during pregnancy. Smoking is a major risk factor for preterm birth, low birth weight, birth defects and many other adverse health outcomes. The purpose of the survey was to obtain up-to-

date information on the knowledge, attitudes, and reported behaviors of pregnant women. The information will be used to: Provide data about the needs of each of the communities to guide the HBWW Initiative, especially in the development of educational and media materials; and to help assess the impact of HBWW through a comparison of results before the initiative began and after it ends (the same survey will be repeated in 2009). Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait is helping Kentucky’s babies get the best possible start in life. Working with health care providers and community partners, the initiative helps moms-to-be get the care and information they need to increase the chance of having healthy, fullterm pregnancies. It brings

together the most current approaches for preventing preterm birth, as no single intervention is adequate to address the complex causes of this serious problem. The goal is to reduce the rate of preventable preterm birth by 15 percent in the intervention areas. If successful, the interventions and lessons learned could make a difference if applied to other regions of the country with high rates of preterm birth. The initiative’s Web site,, has sections filled with up-to-date information for pregnant women, those planning to become pregnant, health care professionals, and the general public. For more information about Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait, log on to prematurityprevention. org.

five missions that we rotated through,” Gulledge said. “The only mission I ever drew any satisfaction from was (medical evacuation). I didn’t even care if I was hauling an enemy that had been wounded, I was doing what? Helping people.” He retired from the military with the Distinguished Flying Cross and more than 30 air medals. Today, as historian and the current Web-

master for the Purple Foxes Web-site — he is planning to retire from that position in 2009 — as well as Webmaster for the Marines of Hill 881 South/Khe Sanh, Gulledge says his extended marine family have become very dear and supportive friends. “Those two Web-sites take up a lot of my time,” Gulledge said. “But it’s a labor of love.”

Gulledge says his main focus these days is the Angel Flight program. The program and many other pilots in the program coordinate for sharing of transportation by breaking the trips into two or three legs, but not Gulledge. He generally pulls full missions on his own, often staying over night. “There’s a mission board that I can go to and log on,”

Gulledge said. “I can view the missions for three to four months out. I’ll look at those and decide, first of all, if I can handle the weight. Then I look at the location of the flight. I get to pick which flights I can do. I’m signed up now for a mission which takes me from Savannah, Ga., to somewhere up in Connecticut.” Gulledge says he’s gun-

ning for another milestone in the coming year — the 2008 award for Angel Flight Pilot of the Year for both Kentucky and the Mid-Atlantic states. “I’m 73 years old now,” said Gulledge. “But, as long as I can pass my aviation physical — I do that once a year — and as long as I am still comfortable and have my faculties about me, I will continue to do this.”

Changes are inevitable Routine becomes unbalanced when caring for someone ill or aging

Making changes in your normal routine of life is hard. We are all creatures of habit, from the time we get out bed in the morning to the time we go to bed at night. We have the habit of taking the same route to work or to the store, we have our favorite foods, we follow a set of rules and procedures. Through all of these actions, we set the pattern for our lives, the way things should be or so we think. When it comes to caring for someone who is ill, aging or frail, the idea of “normal life” and routine often becomes unbalanced. As caregivers, we are prone to frustration when changes must happen or when we feel the loved one we are caring for doesn’t “fit” into the routine. A caregiver recently told me she was used to certain rules in her house, as many of us are. Mealtimes in her household are a time when the entire family stops what they are doing to gather around the table to eat and to share. She also said the family had been taught to ask permission to be excused from the table. This is normal for her household and everyone has adapted to this simple rule in life. Except now, her husband has Alzheimer’s disease. He can no longer understand the importance of this routine for the family. He is often reminded to sit at the table, because he wanders from the table to other parts of the house. Frustrations are build-

ing for the wife because exit doors and on wheelthe head of the household chairs to prevent wanderis breaking this once im- ing or falling. portant rule of the Canvas aprons, Sr. Citizens which can be purhouse. News In this particular chased at craft case, it is important stores, along with for the wife and vinyl or quilted family to remember bibs/aprons can it is not the husband help to make mealcreating the changtimes cleaner. es, it is the AlzheimUse cups or er’s disease. Minor glasses with lids changes and allowand straws holes ances will have to to prevent spilling. Monica be made in order Ruehling A two-handled cup to keep frustration with a spouted lid levels to a minimum can also be easier to and to keep the husband handle. feeling secure in his home Serve easy to handle finenvironment. ger foods, such as chicken Any type of debilitating nuggets, sandwiches, apillness presents an unpre- ples, celery and carrots, as dictable course for daily portable food for “on-theroutines, and caregivers go” eating. Often times must continually seek so- this works for people with lutions and positive direc- Alzheimer’s disease, who tion for themselves and for are not able to sit or be still the people whom they pro- at mealtimes. vide care. Consider purchasing Caregivers and family a swivel seat cushion to members must be creative ease car transfers. Car in developing practical seats made of leather are ideas and new routines also easier to access and to that will help to save time, clean. require less energy and Try nylon or silk pajamas most importantly reduce for ease in turning in bed. stress. Through it all, it is Use a bed rail for safety also important to employ and support. new ways to maintain the Avoid falls by wearing independence and dignity slipper socks with rubber of the person with the dis- treads over regular socks. ease. Thin socks vs. cushioned Consider these easy, sole socks are better on adaptable steps: carpet. Add a wooden base to a It is also important to recliner to raise the height keep as normal of a routine six to 10 inches. It makes it as possible; again people easier for a person to get are creatures of habit no in and out of the recliner matter what the situation. alone. Electric lift chair re- But we all have to be adaptcliners are another option. able enough to bend some Install grab bars in sev- of the routine to make sure eral wall locations and a we don’t break in the prosafety handle on the edge cess. of the bathtub. Add a bath Monica is the Family Carebench seat and a handheld giver Program Coordinator shower head for additional for the Lincoln Trail Area ease and safety when bath- Agency on Aging. She can ing. be reached at (270) 769-2393, Alarm systems can be 1-800-264-0393 or by e-mail purchased and installed at at

Meade County Preschool Program For the 2008-2009 School Year


May 12-16, 2008 (May 19, 2008 Make up Day) TUESDAY MAY 13 WED. MAY 14 THUR. MAY 15 THURSDAY MAY 15






9:00- 11:00

9:00- 12:00

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FOUR-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM • Child MUST be 4 on or before October 1 • Preschool Eligibility based on State Income Guidelines OR • Children are experiencing developmental delays or speech delays regardless of income.

THREE-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM • Child MUST be 3 years old AND • MUST be experiencing developmental delays or speech delays. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and social security card to registration. All children will be scheduled for a developmental screening to be held at the end of May.

For additional information contact, Nancy Mitcham at 270-422-7500.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION (Beginning Primary) For the 2008-2009 School Year May 12-16, 2008 (May 19, 2008 Make-Up)

Children must be age 5 on or before the 1st of October to be eligible for beginning primary. Please bring your child for screening and registration to the appropriate session listed below.

Make-up day for all school locations will be May 19, 2008 at Brandenburg Primary 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. Monday May 12

Brandenburg Primary (A-M) 9:00- 11:00 Lunch 12:00-2:00

Tuesday May 13

Wednesday May 14

• Don’t try to walk through flowing water more than ankle deep. It only takes six inches of water to knock you off your feet. • Do not allow children to play around streams, drainage ditches, or viaducts, storm drains, or other flooded areas.



May 14

May 15

Brandenburg Primary Flaherty Ekron Payneville (N-Z) 9:00- 11:00 9:00- 11:00 9:00- 12:00 9:00- 11:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch 12:00-2:00 12:00-2:00 12:00-2:00 Registration will take approximately ½ hour.

Friday May 16

Battletown & Muldraugh 9:00- 11:00 Lunch 12:00-2:00

Items required for Beginning Primary

Certified Birth Certificate (no billfold size) • Social Security Card Up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate Physical examination certificate signed by a doctor • Eye Exam (Certified Optometrist) Begin collecting the items needed for Beginning Primary and bring to registration.

Screening for Vision and Hearing only will be done at registration. Meade County Public Schools: For information about registration call your local school or Meade County Board of Education, 422-7500. REGISTRATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO PLAN A PROGRAM FOR YOUR CHILD.


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Flash Flood Safety Tips • If Driving, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS! Even if it looks shallow enough to cross. The majority of deaths due to flooding are from people driving through flooded areas. Water only one foot deep and displace 1500 pounds! Two feet of water can easily carry most vehicles. Roadways concealed by floodwaters may not be intact.


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Friday, May 2, 2008




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Margaret Huffines David T. Wilson Elementary Student wins Regional Spelling Bee Margaret Huffines, 5th grader, won the 44th Annual North Central Spelling Bowl on Friday, April 18th, held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The spelling bowl is sponsored annually by First Federal Savings Bank. Margaret competed against other elementary students from Hardin, Grayson, and Breckinridge counties. In all, she has won four 1st place trophies for her spelling ability: Meade County (2007 and 2008) and North Central Spelling Bowl (2007 and 2008). Her goal is to win Kentucky’s state spelling bee held in Louisville at the Derby Museum, and to represent Meade County at the national Scripps Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C. Due to registration difficulties, Meade County did not send a student this year to the state spelling bee. Congratulations to Margaret! She is the daughter of Jerry Huffines (Tracy) and Paula Fowler (Don), and the sister of John Paul and Hannah Huffines.

Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is a free service to community groups and organizations for event announcements. However, if you have an event where there is a charge listed there will be a $7 flat fee for each time the announcement runs. No beauty pageants or yard sales. The News Standard office is located at 1065 Old Ekron Rd. Call 270-422-4542 or e-mail submit@thenewsstandard. com. Deadline for Friday’s paper is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Friday, May 2

Free Bluegrass and old-time music jam, every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., Vine Grove Community Center, 300 West Main Street. Come play or listen. Open to public, no amplifiers or alcohol allowed. For more information call 877-2422. Blue River Island Baptist Church’s spring revival will be May 2-3 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 11 a.m., everyone is welcomed to attend. Ancestral Trails Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Hardin Co. Public Library in Elizabethtown. Meranda Caswell will present the program, “Hardin Co., Ky. Record Search 1780 to Present.” Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 270-862-3209 Battletown, Intermediate report cards go home. Brandenburg Primary School, First grade Derby. Stuart Pepper Middle School, CATS Carnival.

Saturday, May 3

Free movies, popcorn and games, every Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Payneville Baptist Church, everyone welcome. For more information call 496-4446 or 496-4635.

Sunday, May 4

Canann Land Ministries Revival beginning at 7 p.m. with Brother John Oliver and Brother John Raney Officiating. There will be various singing groups. Everyone is welcomed, 674 D. E. Brown Road Brandenburg. Please come join us in worship.

Wathen and Bryant

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Joe and Lou Ann Bryant, Payneville, Ky. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Bryant to William Daren Wathen, son of Kelly and Teri Wathen, Payneville, Ky. The Wedding will take place May 9, 2008, at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Rhodelia, Ky. All friends and family are invited to attend.

Jack Blehar will be celebrating his 10th birthday with his family and friends. His birthday is on May 1. He is the son of Crystal Blehar of Brandenburg. His grandparents are Jerry and Brenda Greenwell of Brandenburg, and Gary and Shirley Blehar of Flaherty.

SUBMIT IT FREE! • Weddings • Anniversaries • Birthdays •Achievements •Any special celebrations Just call or come by The News Standard 270•422•4542


Monday, May 5

The Meade County Board of Health will hold their annual meeting on Monday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Meade County Health Department. Appreciation Dinner for Postmaster Relief will be held at 6 p.m. at the Doe Run Inn. Battletown Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held 6 p.m. at the Battletown Park. Refreshments will be served. All County officials in the community are welcomed to attend. Meade County Archeological Society presents author Robert Prather, 6 p.m. at the Meade County Library.

Tuesday, May 6

Overeaters Anonymous (non-smoking), 7:30 p.m. at the Corydon Presbyterian Church. For more information call, 270-828-3406. Kids Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library. Book Discussion at the Meade County Public Library. Brandenburg Primary School, Site Based Decision Making elections 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 9

Parr – Friends Cemetery, annual bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will go to the up keep of the cemetery. Sale will also be held again on Saturday, May 10. For more information call 828-2560.

Saturday, May 10

Payneville Baptist Church will be hosting an International Missionary beginning at 10 a.m. This gentleman serves in the Northern Africa Middle East region and will share his experiences with us. A light lunch will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. by May 7 at 496-4446 or 496-5635 if you plan on having lunch with us, or if you have any questions. Yu-Gi-Oh Card Tournament 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meade County Library.

Edible Heirlooms

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“Almost Mom’s” Peanut Butter Chocolates 2 lbs confectioners’ sugar 1 16 oz jar crunchy or plain peanut butter 1/2-cup butter (softened) 1 large block Chocolate or Vanilla Bark

Mix all ingredients together until smooth and firm. Refrigerate for at least two to four hours (or longer if time allows). Remove from refrigerator and shape mixture into round balls about as big a shooter marble. Refrigerate again. While the candies are cooling in the refrigerator:

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Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cooperative Extension Office

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Almost Mom’s Peanut Butter Chocolates

My mother made peanut butter balls each year — it was a special happy memory I will never forget. The windows steamed up from the warmth radiating from her kitchen, my little eyes peeked over the edge of the counter just to see those glorious candies lined up on the wax paper. She would make enormous batches of various flavors for us — her four children — to munch on for weeks. The years have passed and my mother is now gone, but how I wish she were here to see me be able to recreate this beautiful moment with my own little ones. In honor of her beautiful spirit — whose birthday was shortly after Mother’s Day — I made these same candies for my own little ones, making sure they know how and why I can make them each year. So, may my mom live on, as I give her yummy recipe new life with new eyes to see it. I cannot think of anyone I would rather have it, than the people in this community we share together. This recipe has also been given new life with current technology upgrades, so this is why I call it...

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Highest Prices Paid EVER!! Also Buying: Take wax paper and place beside stove on a counter. Melt the full package of chocolate or vanilla bark on the lowest heat you have. Once the chocolate is good and melted — using a toothpick — spear the chilled, ball-shaped candies and dunk into the chocolate until well coated. Place onto wax paper and allow to cool until chocolate is set. By swirling the toothpick, you can achieve the little “swirl” top decoration with some practice. You can make this recipe as traditional or as funky as you like by adding colored candy sprinkles, nuts or other topping while the candy is still soft. Also, if you like chunkier candies, just substitute smooth peanut butter for a crunchier style. The candy will stay fresh a long time if you keep them in a cool, sealed container.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Several phantom loads can drain your wallet Submitted by Jennifer Bridge CEA for Family and Consumer Sciences

A dripping faucet can make a water bill soar, so rather than watch money go down the drain, you’d probably grab a wrench or call a plumber. But there are equally expensive leaks elsewhere in your house, and you probably aren’t aware of them. They’re called phantom loads, and they’re constantly draining electric current. The term phantom load refers to the amount of energy electronic devices and appliances use when you think they’re turned off. In-

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Though the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is less than 300 soldiers large, it has the capability to provide logistics for more than 20,000 soldiers on the battlefield. “It’s a very aggressive training program,” said Lt. Command McClure. “Sustainment command and logistics is a huge mission. We train as a team, and we

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code enforcement officer,” Chism said. Magistrate Tony Staples concurred, saying Fiscal Court should heed the Planning and Zoning committee’s recommendation to hire Greer. “The people in that of-

stead, these devices go into standby or sleep modes. And though it’s just a trickle, it can end up costing you a great deal over the course of the year. You may think you’ve turned off your television, DVD player or computer, but the fact is, as long as the device is plugged into the wall, it is pulling current to run timers, remote sensors or programming. It is estimated that 25 percent of the electricity used by home electronics is consumed when the device is “off.” Some of those energy-sucking devices may surprise you. A cordless

phone base pulls nearly 29 kilowatt hours of electricity over the course of a year. That’s the equivalent of 483 60-watt light bulbs burning for one hour. A DVR uses 111 kilowatt hours. Constantly keeping your desktop computer plugged in eats 311 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. And a plasma TV? It’s the all-time winner, drawing 1,452 kilowatt hours per year or the equivalent of using 24,200 60-watt light bulbs for one hour. Not only is that a drain on the bank account, but it’s hard on the environment. Depending upon your total energy usage,

up to 10 percent could be going toward maintaining home electronics and appliances when you’re not using them. Multiply that amount by every home in the state and then every home in the country. That’s a lot of fossil fuel being burned to generate electricity, not to mention the resulting carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. What’s the answer? Unplug electronic devices when not in use. A convenient way to do that is to plug multiple devices into a power strip, which you can easily turn off when you’re finished using the

equipment. Group devices that have common usage. For instance, plug a computer hard drive, monitor, modem and printer into the same power strip. With one touch, the entire system is taken off the grid. And don’t forget about a laptop computer’s transformer. If you disconnect the cord from the computer, but leave it plugged into the wall, it will still draw power. Unplug it to cut the current. In the kitchen, unplug the coffee maker and microwave when not in use. In the garage, don’t keep the battery chargers plugged into the wall after

the batteries are recharged. They will continue to pull a trickle of current. Though you may not be able to unplug every device in your home, every little bit counts. In the long run, those little bits will make a big difference for both your budget and Mother Earth. For more information on energy conservation, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

train for our mission.” McClure was recently transplanted from Korea to Fort Knox as a part of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). She is also a recent transplant to Meade County. “The community has really welcomed us since we’ve been here, and our families are being taken care of,” she said. “When you know your family is in a good place, and is taken care of, it allows you to focus 100 percent on the mission at hand.” McClure moved to Doe

Valley last summer and her two young sons are students in the county school district. “Meade County was the right choice for my family,” she said. “The community supports its soldier, the schools are supportive … it’s a great community with good values.” Though she has only been in her new home a few months, McClure is preparing to leave the country as the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deploys to Iraq in June. “It’s hard every time,”

she said about leaving her family. Though the 15-month tour overseas will be the first true test of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), soldiers like McClure who have recently moved to the area are finding peace of mind with the amenities of Meade County. “What makes it easier to go is knowing your family is in a good community,” she said. Initially, 23 soldiers traveled from Germany to become part of the new unit at

Fort Knox. Before soldiers chose to make the move, however, they were briefed about the location by Command Sergeant Major Willie C. Tennant, Sr. “The team started with 23 soldiers ... most of which had never been to Fort Knox,” Tennant said. “After an exploratory visit that included being briefed on post and visiting local areas, I went back and provided a snapshot of the cities around Fort Knox. “It was a good way to entice soldiers to come. We were capped off at having

25 come from Germany, and out of those, 23 came.” Tennant said the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has been very well-received by the community, and he’s pleased that soldiers with families are finding rural areas — like Meade County — to be ideal. “We’re a very team-oriented operation,” he said. “Our goal is be ready at all times and our focus is the mission at hand ... and when the soldier’s family is taken care of, the soldier is that much more focused.”

fice should have a say,” he said. Magistrate Mark Hubbard said he was disappointed but respected Craycroft’s decision. “(Planning and zoning committee members) take a lot of heat and put their lives into this,” he said. “I think we should honor their recommendation.” After a role call vote, Goddard and Wardrip voted in favor, while Chism,

Staples, Hubbard and magistrate Randall Hardesty cast dissenting votes. “I looked over the applications, and I feel planning and zoning picked Mr. Greer because of his name alone,” Goddard said. He said only portions of Greer’s application were filled out while Anderson’s application was complete. “I think we need some new blood,” Wardrip said about his vote.

With the vote failing 4-2, the topic will be re-addressed at the May 13 Fiscal Court meeting. After Tuesday’s special meeting, Fiscal Court held a work session during which health insurance for county employees was discussed. Fiscal Court welcomed presentations from three different insurance companies, and will review their bids further before any decisions are made.

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The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6-7, at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. The championship event is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 6. Meade County will be taking 143 students to compete at the STLP State Championships in Louisville. These students qualified for the state competition by scoring the qualification score at the regional competition at the University of Louisville in November 2007. More than 4,300 adults and students are expected at the event, with 94 school districts and 310 schools represented. This event provides P-12 students

as cyber-reporters. Universities, school districts and community and national organizations provide judges and learning experiences for the students during the event. Also, during the competition, a new STLP alumni Web site will be unveiled. The site’s purpose is to celebrate the achievements of former STLP students as they leave school and move on to higher education and careers. A team of STLP students from South Floyd High School in Floyd County designed the site and will receive a special STLP Project Award for their work. The Web site — — is set to go live on May 6. Henry Hunt of the Kentucky Dataseam Initiative provided guidance to the South Floyd team in implementing the site. Dataseam operates one of the largest

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The Meade County Archaeological Society will meet May 5 at 6 p.m. in the Meade County Public Library Annex.

The guest speaker is local author and business owner Robert Anthony Prather. Mr. Prather will be discussing his book “The Strange Case of Johnathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver.” This book presents the

known facts of the life of Johnathan Swift, his connection to the lost silver mines in Kentucky and lists the extensive references to Swift and his lost mines in the Robert Louis Stevenson’s book “Treasure Island.”

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EASTERN RELAYS RESULTS Girls scores 1) Evanston Township 127.50 2) Owensboro 75.50 2) Assumption 75.50 4) Butler 61 5) Ballard 58 6) Central High 47 7) Rockcastle County 41 8) Meade County 32 9) Eastern 30 10) DuPont Manual A 25 11) Fern Creek 24 11) Campbell County 24 13) Sacred Heart 22 14) John Hardin 20 14) Male 20 14) West Jessamine 20 14) Daviess County 20 18) Tates Creek 19.50 19) Lloyd Memorial 17 20) Christian Academy of Louisville 15 21) Henderson County 14 22) Floyd Central 9.50 23) Oldham County 8 24) Dixie Heights 6.50 25) Muhlenberg South 5 26) North Oldham 4.50 26) Bardstown 4.50 28) Henry County 4 Girls top performers 400m Dash 4 Stanfield, Marley 1:00.42 800m run 2 Jenkins, Shelby 2:21.52 3200 meter run 9 Level, April 12:34.12 300m hurdles 7 Brown, Tiffany 49.90 4x400m relay 3 Meade County ‘A’ 4:14.68 4x800m relay 3 Meade County ‘A’ 10:12.34 Girls Distance Medley 4 Meade County ‘A’ 13:54.76 Boys top performers Boys Shot Put 11 Popham, Matt 43-05.00

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Waves hand Hancock pivotal district loss By Ben Achtabowski Coaches will tell anyone that defense wins championships. That was certainly the case Tuesday night when the Meade County Lady Waves beat the Hancock Hornets, 4-2. It hasn’t won the Lady Waves a championship yet, but it made them one step closer to a district championship after its airtight defense kept the potent Hornet offense scoreless in the last six innings. Now the Lady Waves are right back into the hunt for district number one seed, handing Hancock its second loss in the district. “We’re now in the run for it,” Meade County head coach Mike Harreld said. “So its now in our hands against (Breckinridge) on Thursday night. We want that number one seed in the district.” Hancock came out swinging and scored two runs in the first inning.

The Lady Waves answered back in the bottom of the first, when Lori Fox’s two-out hit drilled the bottom of the left center outfield fence. Malory Wathen scored on Fox’s triple to make the score 2-1. Meade County then tied the game up in the second. In the fifth inning, the Lady Waves took the lead and didn’t look back after Claire Cannady scored off of a Maris Harreld sacrifice bunt. Cannady continued her offensive production on the night in the sixth inning when she had a bunt single. She then stole second and took third base on a wild throw. Taylor Smith had a bloop hit that fell right in front of Hancock’s center fielder, and Cannady scored for the second time. In the top of the seventh, the defense kept the Hornets from having a chance to tie. The first two batters reached base leaving



Kayla Padgett’s diving catch and throw from the knees in the seventh inning. This play helped seal a 4-2 win over district rival, Hancock County, on Tuesday night.

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There are huge differences between an eighth-grader and a senior in high school. Seniors are naturally more mature physically and mentally, but the differences weren’t so obvious on Friday night as the Meade County Greenwave baseball team started eighth-grader, Bo Wilson, against the North Hardin Trojans. Wilson had nerves of steel pitching against players three or four years older than him. “I’ve played a lot (of baseball),” Wilson said. “I just acted like it was any other game.” Wilson fanned six batters, while going five and a third innings. “That’s one of the longest outings we’ve had out of a pitcher this year,” Greenwave head coach Daren Snell

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh and the tying run on second, one of the Greenwave’s best hitters, Mikie DeRossett, could have played hero. Instead he was caught looking at strike three. Again the Greenwave dropped a close game and another heartbreaker, 4-3. It was an especially tough loss because it was their second to district rivals, the Breckinridge County Tigers. This puts the Greenwave 0-3 in the district, with only one more district game against first place Hancock County. It just wasn’t the Greenwave’s night. After clinching the lead 3-2 in the third inning, the offense stalled the last four innings, while the Tigers answered back in the

Lady Wave volleyball star Brittini Schmidt was limited during her senior year due to injury, but her skill, will and determination have lead her to the collegiate level despite missing several games this season. The 5’9” right-side hitter and middle blocker landed a position — and most likely a starting position — with St. Catherine College, located near Lebanon, Ky. She signed a letter of intent to play volleyball with the Patriots Wednesday afternoon at Meade County High School. “Brittini has always shown a lot of potential and has really worked her tail off,” said MCHS assistant principal Jeff Butler. “She started varsity her freshman year … and has continued to excel.” Schmidt’s list of individual accomplishments is lengthy and impressive. It includes Academic AllState Honorable Mention accolades for 2005, 2006 and 2007, two 9th district AllTournament Team honors for 2006 and 2007, two The News-Enterprise All-Area Honorable Mention awards for 2006 and 2007, and the Lady Wave Best All-Around Player honor for the 2006 season. Her leadership, spirit and camaraderie have also been attributed to the team’s success as a whole over the last several years. Since Schmidt






Bo Wilson made his first varsity start for the Greenwave as an eighth-grader.

Brenton Smith makes a play on a grounder during Tuesday’s game against Breckinridge County.

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Gibbs has something of a dilemma By Buddy Shacklette DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs Racing is winning races so most everybody is happy. The sponsors, the manufacturers, the employees and most of the drivers are smiling, but the real question is, is Tony Stewart truly happy?” Stewart has never been devoid of stating his mind, but recently he’s been mum about the rumors that he could be leaving the team. Many of several things could be developing in the JGR stable. One is Stewart’s looking

for a little attention. While teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have won on NASCAR’s premier series this season, Stewart has only found Victory Lane on the super speedways in NASCAR Nationwide events. If you’re nobody and you don’t have an ego, you’re thrilled about winning in anything, anywhere. If you’re accustomed to winning, second-fiddle won’t do. After leaving Hendrick Motorsports last season, Busch won at Atlanta and then he followed it up this past weekend with a victory at Talladega.

“I left there on some pretty good terms with all the guys. I’ve got a lot of great friends over there in that organization with the guys that are on the team, and guys that are in resources and everything like that,’’ Busch said. “So there’s no hard feelings there, or no shoving it in their face saying I’m better than you or anything like that. “It’s just to go out there and do the best I possibly can for myself and for these guys with Job Gibbs Racing. That’s who I’m driving for now. We’re going to take



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has played varsity volleyball, the Lady Waves have won five champion titles, three Region 3 semi-finalist titles, played two consecutive undefeated seasons on home court (2006 and 2007), accrued the team’s most wins in school history (27-7 overall record in 2006), and established a combined 78 percent winning percentage. “Brittini loved volleyball as much as any player we had … and she wanted us to take it seriously,” Butler said. Though Schmidt has improved each year on the varsity team, her final season wasn’t the grand finale she hoped for. Back injuries plagued her throughout the season, causing Schmidt to miss several games mid-season. “I had an enflamed back and missed a lot of games in the middle of the season, but I’m feeling good right now,” she said. Schmidt’s soon-to-be head coach, Juanita Mangan, said she expects Schmidt to be a presence on the court during her freshman year, though she expects all of her firsttimers to be peak condition when they report to camp. “We expect Brittini to

TOP LEFT: Brooklynn Smith reaches to hit a ball on Tuesday night. Smith and her doubles partner lost to Fort Knox. BOTTOM LEFT: No. 1 singles player, Kate Daily, hits a back hand shot Tuesday night. Daily Dropped a tough match to Fort Knox. TOP: Jordan Feldpausch serves to a Fort Knox foe on Tuesday. THE NEWS STANDARD/ BEN ACHTABOWSKI

Staff Report Last Friday, the Greenwave No. 1 doubles team had a solid performance at the district tournament at Elizabethtown, Ky. Jonah Cundiff and David Medley lost in the semifinals to LaRue County’s number one doubles team, Terry Caven and Dylan Parr. The LaRue team won in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-2. The Lady Wave team played its district tournament last Thursday. Caroline Wilson the second singles player, lost in the second round to Elizabethtown’s Amanda Young, 6-1 and 6-0. Young is the number one player in the district. On Tuesday night, the Greenwave/Lady Wave teams played Fort Knox Eagles at Doe Valley. The Greenwave team beat the Eagles 4-1 and the Lady Waves won 3-2.


Meade County def. Fort Knox, 4-1 Singles R. Ogden (FK) def. Mike West (MC), 6-4, 6-1 Jordan Feldpausch (MC) def. M. Ayers (FK) 2 and 1 Tyler Chapman (MC) lost to T. Darang (FK) in exhibition 3-8 (proset) William Kaelin (MC) lost to C. Whitaker (FK) in exhibition 1-6 Doubles: Jonah Cundiff\David Medley (MC) def. G. Velez\P. Marrero (FK) 2 and 1 Kris Bergman\Casey Hubbard (MC) def. P. Ogden\ M. Eastman (FK) 6-1, 7-6, (7-2) Chris Parker\ Adam Feldpausch (MC) def. K. Waik\C. Whitaker (FK) 7-6, (7-5), 6-1 Meade County def. Fort Knox, 3-2 Singles Lauren DeLaRosa (FK) def. Kate Dailey (MC), 6-2, 2-6, 6-6 (tiebreaker 7-5)

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek 1. When was the last time before 2006 and 2007 that a major-league regular season did not have a 100-win team? 2. In 2006, Cleveland’s Grady Sizemore became only the second major-leaguer to have 50 doubles, 10 triples, 20 steals and 20 homers in a season. Who was the first? 3. Who was the last player to win a Heisman Trophy at Ohio State before Troy Smith in 2006? 4. Name the first player to record a triple-double in an NBA All-Star Game. 5. Who recorded the last five-goal game in the NHL before Minnesota’s Marian Gaborik did it in 2007? 6. How many Greco-Roman wrestling gold medals has the U.S. won at the Olympic Games? 7. Who was the last back-to-back winner at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am men’s golf tournament? Answers 1. In 2000, San Francisco won 97 games to top both leagues. 2. Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein in 1932 (50 doubles, 15 triples, 38 home runs, 20 stolen bases). 3. Eddie George in 1995. 4. Michael Jordan in 1997 (14 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists). 5. Detroit’s Sergei Fedorov in 1996. 6. Three -- Steve Fraser (1984, light heavyweight), Jeff Blatnick (1984, super heavyweight) and Rulon Gardner (2000, super heavyweight). 7. Mark O’Meara in 1989-90.

Caroline Wilson (MC) def. Patricia Perez, 6-0 and 6-0 Lauren Barr def. Krista Whitaker, 2-0 Doubles Macy Stokes/Natasha Moore (FK) def. Jessie Jordan/Brooklynn Smith (MC), 6-2 and 6-0 Daphne Fisher/Jennifer Hail (MC) def. Kyrie Olszowy/Marissa Morris (FK), 7-5 and 4-6 (tiebreaker 10-6) Alexis Hobbs/Olivia Wright (MC) def. Anna Nuckols/Meghan DeAmAral, 8-1 (pro-set) Districts April 24, 2008 at Elizabethtown University Courts Singles 1st Round Megan Edlin (JH) def. Kate Dailey 8-2 proset Winner: John Caroline Wilson (MC) def. Nina Debibar (NH) 8-4 (proset) 2nd Round Quarter Finals Amanda Young (E) def. Caroline Wilson (MC), 6-1 and 6-0 Doubles 1st Round Sullivan/Parker (JH) def. Daphne Fisher/Jennifer Hall (MC), 8-3 (proset) Olszowy/Whitaker (FK) def. Alexis Hobbs/Olivia Wright (MC) 8-8 and 1-8 tiebreaker

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jump right into the frying pan for us,” Mangan said. “The speed of the game is a lot faster and there’s a lot more aggressive offenses … so I need (the freshmen) to be in shape when they get here, which I’m sure Brittini will be.” Schmidt said she plans to attend private lessons throughout the summer and condition to build her endurance. “The games are best out of five instead of best out of three … so they’ll be a lot longer,” she said. “I’ll be working to build my endurance for sure.” Lady Waves head coach Amber English repeatedly stated how excited she is for her star player. “I’m really happy her,” English said. “She’s a great player … she’s very coachable.” Schmidt’s parents, Julia and Larry, were on hand to watch her commit to St. Catharine’s, as were her fellow teammates and friends. “I always hoped I would play in college, but I never thought I really would,” Schmidt said. She plans to pursue a nursing degree, and to continue her academic success into her college courses. “All four years playing (at Meade County) have been great,” Schmidt said. “The one thing is that teamwork is big. You can’t be a star without teamwork.”


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From page B1 runners on first and second with no outs. Hancock then bunted the ball to third baseman, Amanda Smith, who quickly threw to third base for the force-out. “Amanda Smith had a big play for us to check the runner and get her out at third,” Harreld said of the great defensive play. “She’s been heads up for us all year.” Kayla Padgett had a stellar defensive night and capped it off when she had a diving catch on a hard grounder. From her knees, she threw to third base for another force out. “I was just thinking that I need to stop the ball no matter what,” Kayla Padgett said about her mind-set while in the field. “Coach Harreld told us at the beginning of the game, to keep everything in front of us and that’s what I tried to do.” Mike Harreld had a wide grin as he talked about his tough shortstop, who had two huge put outs and one assist on the night. “We’ve been waiting for Kayla to come around for a long time,” Harreld said. “She’s a fantastic shortstop. The way she plays in the game is the way she practices. If she has to dive to catch it, she’ll dive to catch it. Those players don’t come around too often.” With the two force-out plays at third base, the tying run was stranded at first base instead of moving up to second, with Hancock’s best batter looming in the on-deck circle. “Any time we do that, it’s big,” Harreld said about the keeping the tying run out of scoring position. “It gives our pitcher more confidence and a better situation.” Maris Harreld got the

Dilemma From page B1 the initiative in order to try to do that week in and week out.’’ Hamlin won a few weeks ago at Martinsville. Stewart has five top-10 finishes in nine starts this season and the closest he’s come to winning was at Bristol – when he led a race-best 267 laps – and at Atlanta when he finished runner-up to Busch. Suddenly, there’s talk Stewart is entertaining other offers and considering exiting out of his contract a year early for greener pastures. “The thing about Tony is we have been together for 10 years, and it’s been a great ride and that’s why we don’t want it to stop. We would love to have that work out pretty much the way it did last time,’’ said team member


CLOCKWISE STARTING FROM BOTTOM LEFT: Maris Harreld throws a pitch to a Hancock batter on Tuesday night. Claire Cannady slides safely into third base. Cindy Padgett throws the ball into the infield. Padgett slaps the ball down the third base side. final out by forcing a lazy grounder to second baseman, Wathen, who threw the ball to first base to end the game. Maris Harreld had a rough first inning, which included hitting the first batter of the game. One contributing factor could have been Maris Harreld’s lack of pre game warm-up according to Mike Harreld. He felt she waited too

long to start warming up her arm. “She did settle down,” Mike Harreld said. “She gave up those early runs and didn’t get rattled. Then she turned around and pitched a great game.” Maris Harreld pitched the complete game giving up two runs and scattering six hits. She also struck out two batters. Taylor Smith and Can-

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Joe Gibbs of resigning Stewart before. “So we’ll just have to go through this, but the way I’m looking at it is, you know, we definitely feel like only certain people are good enough to try these things, and we’re so fortunate to have the two young guys and we think Tony in the same boat as the proven winner, and so I want to try to keep everything together.’’ Hamlin has made The Chase back-to-back seasons — as has Busch. Stewart missed The Chase two years ago, one year after winning his second championship, but is he content with sharing the spotlight? “I think Tony’s happy here,” Hamlin said. “But, I mean, he’s definitely going to listen to anything that people want to say to him as far as their options, because if someone just gives them a real crazy, extravagant option, maybe you want to

think about it. “But if not, I definitely think he’s welcome here, at Joe Gibbs Racing. He’s got a great connection with Home Depot. I mean, it would take something really big for him to leave here.’’ The official word from both Stewart and JGR is that he is currently signed through the 2009 season. While committed to JGR, Stewart acknowledged he is willing to listen to those who want to talk – and there was a rumor he could be a driver and part owner of Haas CNC Racing, which would reunite him with longtime manufacturer Chevrolet. “I’m great friends with Tony, I’m a great teammate with him and you know I can remain great friends with him if he moves on and I can remain great friends and a teammate with him if he stays here. You know, fortunately for me, I’m in a good

spot and where I want to be driving the 18 M&M’s Toyota and what the driver of the 11 does or what the driver of the 20 does sometimes out there during the race. Sometimes you’re not going to be happy with the moves they make but you go on with it, you salvage it and guess what? That’s all that matters,’’ Busch said. “I knew that I was getting with a great organization who had been in contention to win championships in all of their years pretty much in racing, and with Tony being as good as he is, and with contending for the championships for the past however many years. “With Denny only being two years in the series, we have only been able to contend, and I think with my ability and the cars that these guys have, hopefully it will all work out and the chemistry would be there and it would click and so far it has.’’



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The team went 2-2, and was only held scoreless by one of Tennessee’s best teams in Wilson Central. They beat Station Camp by a score of 12-1. Claire Cannady had a single and a double. Cindy Padgett also had two hits, and Amanda Smith scored three times for the Lady Waves. On the mound, Kelcie McCoy went five innings to record the win. The other win was against Libscomb (Tenn.), 9-5. Erin Sireno and Lori Fox each had two hits. The team had nine hits on nine runs. Maris Hareld pitched the complete game giving up three earned runs on six hits. She also gave up a home run. The two losses were handed by Wilson Central (Tenn.), 5-0, and Dixon County (Tenn.), 9-2. Harreld pitched three and a third innings in the loss against Dixon County. She gave up five runs on eight hits. Kelcie McCoy and Raymie Greenwell came in for relief. McCoy gave up two runs and Greenwell walked two and gave up a hit in one inning of pitching. Wathen had two hits against Dixon, while Cindy Padgett and Kristen Benton each had a hit. “I came home tickled to death this weekend after our performance at Allen County,” Mike Harreld said. “That really got us back on track.” Padgett also felt the tournament gained the team much needed confidence at the plate. “We finally started hitting this weekend and we knew we could hit the ball,” Padgett said. “All we had to do was get the bat on the ball and that’s what we’re doing.” Check next week’s paper for full coverage on the pivotal game against Breckinridge on Saturday, along with the rest of the week’s softball round-up.

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TOP: Shortstop, Mikie DeRossett, fields a grounder and prepares to throw it to first base on Thursday night against Grayson County. LEFT: Greenwave ace pitcher, Johnathan Ives, pitches to a Grayson County batter. He has yet to record a win despite solid outings throughout the season.


said. “We brought him in to get the job done. Watching him in practice, control wise he is just as good as anyone we have.� In the 10-06 loss, Wilson did show a lot of promise with a good curveball and accurate positioning of his fastball. “My curveball was breaking pretty good.� Wilson said. “He’s always had a pretty good curveball,� Snell said. “He actually has three good pitches that he can locate. He’s good at locating his fastball, changeup and curveball.� For most of the season, the Greenwave offense has been the staple of the team. On Friday, the bats didn’t pick up until late into the game, when the game was already out of reach. “We got to make adjustments earlier in the game,� Snell said. “The first run through our lineup tonight, no one made any adjustments. As the game went on we improved and made adjustments, but by then it was too late.� The Trojans jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first three innings. In the top of the fourth, the Greenwave finally put two runs on the board. Mikie DeRossett leadoff with a double into the right field gap. Daniel DeRossett then hit a double to put runners at second and third with one out. Andrew Oliver scored Mikie DeRossett on a hard chopper to North Hardin’s shortstop, and Daniel DeRossett moved to third. Justin Amburgy then hit a grounder deep into the infield and was called safe. Daniel DeRossett scored to make the score, 6-2. The Greenwave didn’t score again until the seventh inning. Mikie DeRossett hit a two-run homerun to deep center. But the late game run surge was not enough to surpass the 10 runs put up by the Trojans as the Greenwave lost, 10-6.

Mikie DeRossett went 2-4 with a homerun and two RBI. Daniel DeRossett went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. J.D. Hardesty had two hits while Devon Lacefield notched a homerun. Corey Bruce continued his hitting streak with a hit.

‘Lights Out’ play beats Greenwave

Earlier in the season head coach Daren Snell prophetically stated he hated the lights at Meade-Olin Park. After Thursday nights game, he definitely hated the lights as they played a large role in the loss against a tough Grayson County team, 6-5. In the sixth inning, the Greenwave were behind 4-3 when Grayson County hit a high fly ball to left field. The Meade County left fielder didn’t even see the ball. “He had no idea where the ball was,� Snell said. “Even when it hit the ground he didn’t see it, because of the lights.� During the play, the Grayson County batter scored a rare two-run inside the park homerun. That extended the Tigers lead to 6-3. The Greenwave fought back to score two more runs, but that was not enough. Meade County jumped in to an early lead into the game, 3-1, in the second inning. Corey Bruce hit a single to centerfield to score Daniel Allen and Daniel DeRossett. Bruce also had a double further into the game. He scored two batters later when Hardesty hit a single. Daniel DeRossett had two hits including a homerun and two RBI. Allen had a hit along with Scott King, Mikie DeRossett and Hardesty. Johnathan Ives manned the mound for the Greenwave still searching for that elusive first win. Again, he pitched a good game, but the defense behind committed some costly errors. Ives gave up four runs, while striking out six in five and two thirds work. In fact, the Greenwave committed nine errors in the game. “We can’t make errors,� Snell said. “That’s just not going to win games.�

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fourth with two runs. Breckinridge drew first blood in the second inning when two runs scored on a ground rule double that took one hop over the left field fence. The Greenwave started its scoring in the second when they had a perfect opportunity to break the game wide open. With the bases loaded and no outs, the Greenwave could only muster one run in the inning when Johnathan Ives hit a sacrifice fly to the centerfield to score Andrew Oliver. The Greenwave then took the lead in the third, when Mikie DeRosseet had a leadoff single hit up the middle of the field. Number three batter, J.D. Hardesty, then had a ground

rule double after hitting a hard shot to left center field that took one bounce and hopped over the fence. With Mikie DeRossett at third, his brother Daniel DeRossett struck out, but the catcher dropped the ball on strike three. Daniel ran to second to force a play at first base, while Mikie DeRossett sprinted home for a heads up score to tie the game, 2-2. Andrew Oliver then batted-in Hardesty after hitting a hard grounder to the shortstop who made the play at first. The Greenwave claimed its only lead of the game, 3-2. The lead was short lived when the Tigers scored the tying and winning run due to several costly errors in the field during the top of the fourth. Meade County didn’t threaten to score until the bottom of the seventh with two outs.

Jimmy Patterson hit a line drive over the third baseman’s for a single, then Daniel DeRossett hit a bullet through the first base side of the infield. The runners at second and first were left stranded to end the game. Ives pitched the complete game giving up four runs on eight hits. He also struck out seven batters, while the defense committed six errors. Hardesty had a double, while Mikie DeRossett had a single and scored a run. Andrew Oliver added a hit and an RBI. Corey Bruce, Brenton Smith and Jimmy Patterson each had a hit in the game. The Greenwave play a double header at North Hardin tomorrow, and plays its final district game against Hancock at 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Check next week’s paper for a full recap of those games.


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FRANKFORT — Late season turkey hunting presents a new set of challenges for hunters. To be successful, hunters must understand what makes this hunt different from early season. The biggest difference in late-season turkey hunting is hens. Most hens have already mated and are sitting on a clutch of eggs. They are no longer receptive to gobblers. Hunters should use this to their advantage. “Gobblers are more apt to roam in search of hens than they were in the early season,” said Blaine Kohl, avid turkey hunter and instructor for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. “This makes them more vulnerable.” To call in a lonely gobbler, hunters must differentiate themselves from non-receptive hens. After

Otter Creek Park to host ‘Derby Day Campout’ By Chelsey Garris

With statewide Kentucky Derby activities taking place the last few weeks, people in Brandenburg may want to join in by visiting Otter Creek Park, which is hosting its second annual Derby Campout on May 2 and 3 for family derby fun. The campout is for families to come and have fun with their children while participating in crafts, races and various activities. Jack West, program coordinator at Otter Creek Park, is very excited about this upcoming event. “Last year we had a great turnout and we’re expecting even more this year,” he said. On Saturday morning, families will participate in a craft making class where they can make Derby hats, a stick horse and toy boats.

Each of the crafts will contribute to the different races and activities that occur throughout the remainder of the day. The Derby hats are used during the “Parker the Otter Derby Parade,” during which campers take part in a light-hearted parade around the campground with a dressed up otter — named “Parker” — while wearing their hats. Another event that’s part of the Derby Day celebration is a 1/3 mile mini-run for children. The marathons will increase in distance for the different age groups. Other races include a sleeping bag race, and a “run for the lemonade” race. There will also be races that feature the stick horses and toy boats that are crafted by the young campers. “It’s going to be a really fun day,” West said. All of the races and ac-

Possession of deadly snakes leads to arrests Submitted by the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resource FRANKFORT — Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife conservation officers arrested a Taylor County man who was already facing 25 counts of illegally importing wildlife into Kentucky and possessing inherently dangerous animals, and charged him and his wife each with four counts each of wanton endangerment and possession of a controlled substance Friday, April 11, at his Mt. Carmel Church Road residence. Freddy Stone, 36, and his wife Amy, 37, are lodged in the Taylor County Regional Jail under $50,000 cash bond each. Officers also arrested Carl Harris, 31, of Campbellsville, Ky. and charged him with possessing a controlled

substance, possessing drug paraphernalia and interfering or obstructing an investigation. The officers returned to the Stone residence with arrest warrants for the Stones, who allegedly kept six western diamondback rattlesnakes, a king cobra, a gaboon viper, a timber rattlesnake, and two alligators inside their residence. Their four children, ages two through 11, also stayed in the residence. That’s when the officers discovered what appeared to be a quantity of a controlled substance and about $10,000 in cash. Officers also seized a 2006 Dodge extended cab pickup truck during the action. The Stones were scheduled to be arraigned in Taylor District Court Monday, April 14 on the previous charges.

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tivities that take place on Saturday will be broadcast via satellite for anyone wishing to watch the festivities. All activities are free and open to the public. The only charge is for camp sites, which are $20 each per night with utilities, and $16 each per night without utilities. “Last year we had craft supplies for 150 kids and we used them all so this year we are expecting an even better turnout,” West said. The campground’s goal is to focus on the children having a good time over the weekend and for all the families to spend time with each other. “We try to gear everything toward the children,” West said. For more information on the Derby Campout, call Otter Creek Park at 9423211.

an early-morning tree yelp to locate birds, Kohl immediately switches to a breeding call. “I use a good cackle and cutt so they know it’s not one of the hens they have already bred,” said Kohl. After this early morning breeding call, however, be careful not to call too much. Too much calling later in the season can turn a lonely gobbler into a wary one. This is particularly true in areas heavily pressured by other hunters. “In the late season, people tend to keep calling and calling,” said Kohl. “Birds can get call-shy, particularly on public land where there is a lot of pressure.” Be a smart caller. Always practicing good calling techniques will help minimize call-shy gobblers. Certainly, heavily hunted areas produce call-shy birds, but easily avoided mistakes will educate them, too. When yelping or cutting to locate a bird, make sure

you are concealed, or your outline is broken up by a tree or bush. A gobbler needs only to have one eye above the crest of a grassy horizon or around a tree or bush to see a long distance, and he’ll locate the source of that call in an instant. Don’t walk and call, and avoid standing on a ridge where turkeys can easily see you. If he sees you calling, he’s just become smarter. Try other methods with call-shy birds. Put the calls away and just rustle the leaves a little bit. When you do call, try soft clucks and purrs instead of the harsh cutts and yelps that may have worked in early season. High grass presents another challenge in late season. It’s much easier to see birds in the early season, when the grass is low. But during the late season, hunters must always be on the lookout for birds. Often, all you see is a turkey head popping out over the

grass. Birds may also concentrate in wooded, shady areas because of warmer temperatures in late season. They may approach silently, particularly if they’re call-shy. “I’ve had birds come up totally quiet, and then they’re just there,” said Kohl. “I use binoculars more in the late season to glass for birds because the birds are harder to see.” Finally, realize that turkey hunting is not an exact science. A strategy that works for one late-season bird may not get a response from another gobbler. Kentucky’s spring turkey season is open until May 4. The season bag limit is two birds, which must be male turkeys or turkeys with visible beards. Only one turkey may be taken per day. For complete licensing information, equipment restrictions and other regulations, pick up a copy of the 2008 Kentucky Hunting Guide for Spring, available wherever hunting licenses are sold.


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Wrights Constructionnow hiring experienced roofers only, pay based on experience. For more information call 828-5206.

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Masterson’s Auto Parts and Salvage Irvington, Ky is looking for a parts dismantler. Hours: Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and some Saturdays. Must provide own tools. Applications available at the salvage yard. Questions call David or Kathy at 547-2778.


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For Rent - 2 bedroom, 1 bath home new carpet and vinyl. Call 422-4502.

For Rent - 2 or 3 bedroom house in Muldraugh, $400 per month with $400 deposit plus utilities. Call 942-2800.


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For Rent - office space on By-Pass road. For more information call 270-668-6808.


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Moving Sale - 1972 135 Massey Ferguson, 2 blade plow, cultivator 1 row, grader blade, 3 prong hay fork, antique pull behind tobacco setter and large bale hay feeder. For more information call 270-547-1894.

For Rent - 1 bedroom upstairs apt. Refrigerator, stove and washer/dyer, No Pets $400 deposit and $400 rent. Available approximately May 10, Valley View Apartments Payneville, call 496-4426 or 496-4130.



Kentucky Minority Farmers have these items for rent - bailer $4 a bail, v-ray $2 an acre, hay carries $30 a day, cattle hauler $40 a day and drill new $8 an acre. For more information call 270-422-2838 or 828-2107.

For Rent - 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on 1.2 acres in Otter Creek area. Call 270-945-8264.

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Ekron Elementary School will hold their School Based Decision Making Council and PTO Officer Elections on May 15, 2008 in the school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Written nominations for these positions must be turned in to the school office by the closing of school on May 8, 2008.

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Attend College Online from home. * Medical, * Business, * Paralegal, * Computers, * Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 866-858-2121 www. “Can You Dig It?” Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt NOW: TollFree 866-362-6497. Train in KENTUCKY as an Operator on Skid Steer, Backhoes, Bulldozers and Excavators at the ONLY WIA Qualified School in Kentucky! Employment Assistance. Financing by Sallie Mae. www.amhet. com 1-866-280-5836 American Heavy Equipment Training.

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270-828-2222 Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to Houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! 270-828-2222. Building Lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. Home in Vine grove, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, city water and sewers, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, new laminated hardwood floors and carpets, located in Vine Grove on Shelton Street. $74,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.


1 acre with nice double wide home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, new carpet and fresh paint new decks, very nice and clean home on block foundation, located off U.S. Hwy 60 and Hobbs-Reesor Rd. on Buckler Av. $79,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. Absolutely no cost to you!! All Brand New power wheelchairs, hospital beds and scooters. Immediate delivery. Call Toll Free 1-888-998-4111 to qualify.

Motorcycles for sale - 1996 and up, parts and accessories are also available. For more information call 812-738-4200.

1.1/8 acre 3 bedroom, 1 bath home central heat and air, city water, 30x50 metal building and well. 10 minutes to Fort Knox, Garrett area, $91,000 rent/lease to own, 270-547-8279. 17.86 + or – acres, mobile home, garage, barn with stock pond. 10 acres pasture. Land has been perk tested. Close to city limits. Call Larry 270-547-1894.

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5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy. 1638 and Hwy. 933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting @ 22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Double Wide Home and Garage on 1 acre of land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, beautiful home on permanent block foundation on paved road, very clean and nice. Located in the Woods Estates off Hwy. 933 and Hwy 1638. $84,000 Financing Available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 1.3 wooded acres off Buck Grove Road at Eagle’s Nest, city water good septic evaluation, nice property for your home or mobile home. $24,900 Financing available for Everyone! www.Kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 5 Acres with large barn near Rough River Lake, property lays excellent, nice land for horses. Additional land available. $34,900 Financing available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 1.5 acres with nice double-wide home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, 2 car garage. Located off Hwy. 60 and Osborn Road. $79,900 Financing available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.

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RESTRICTED BUILDING LOTS 4 ACRE LOTS, just off Hwy 144 Flaherty, blacktop frontage and county water, $37,500. 1-2 Acre Lots, on Highway 144 and approx. 2 miles from US 60, 20 minutes from E-town. $29,900. Forest Ridge, 1-2 Acre Wooded Lots, Restricted to Site Built Homes, off Hwy 1638 close to Otter Creek Park $24,900.

ACREAGE 5 Acre Lots, off Hwy 823 Meade Co., nice lots with nice amount of trees, $21,900 each. Mobile Home Lot, 2 Acres, Old Ekron Road, city water, perk tested, $19,900. Lake Front Lots, Homes Tucker Road, Breckinridge Co. starting at $22,900.

LOTS W/ HOMES OR READY FOR YOUR HOME 3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath Modular Home, Vine Grove, completely remodeled, new laminate flooring, carpet, paint, windows, priced to sell, $69,900 possible owner financing. 1 Acre, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile Home with Addition, city water new flooring, near Payneville, $47,900. 5 Acres, Small Pond, Set Up For Mobile, deep well, electric, septic, driveway, concrete pad, Meade Co. $42,900. 1 Acre, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile Home, new floor covering, paint, 3 miles from Brandenburg, $49,900. 7 acres beautiful creek front property near Cloverport, Breck Co. O.K. for home or cabin, access to Ohio River and boat ramp. Perfect get away. 1-6 acres in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing.

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CHERRY BLOSSOM GOLF/COUNTRY CLUB, Georgetown. Voted #1 public access golf course by GolfWeek Magazine. Join us for your next round or outing. Call 502-570-9849.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 422-1050. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington, Ky. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting held Monday nights at 8 p.m. For more info, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. Al-Anon meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885. The OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885. Report a crime, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Students show appreciation for mom by crafting gifts

Nicole Poff

Licensed Massage Therapist “Most massages feel good, but a massage by an educated and experienced massage therapist feels better.” Services Offered: Swedish Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, and Sports & Injury Massage. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

On April 23 the Meade County Public Library collaborated with the SPMS Youth Services Center once again to make Mother’s Day crafts. The Meade County Public Library hosts craft days after school to make seasonal crafts. In the past, they have taught children how to make soap and Christmas ornaments. This craft day was to make pot holders, coasters and pins for their mothers. Diana Seal, the young adult librarian at MCPL, was in charge of teaching the students how to make each individual craft. Craft days are held not only during the school year, but during the summer as well. The library will be hosting a ”Middle School Craft Camp” on June 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations for enrollment for the camp can be made by calling Diana Seal at 422-2094 by June 2.

CHILD FIND PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Every child has a right to an education. If a child has a disability or developmental delay, early intervention is especially important so that the child can receive the support services he/she needs to become an independent learner and self-sufficient individual.

TOP: Ava McAdams, Tiffany Mullins and Hannah Gempler handcraft trinkets during a craft event. FAR LEFT: Austin Hunter and Kimber Zarodinsky share supplies. LEFT: Camille Buttram focuses on crafting the perfect gift.


Bands bring down the house

Three unsigned local bands proved that rock music isn’t just for large cities when the Meade County Public Library threw a concert at the Meade County Farm Bureau Community Center building last weekend. “Sphere,” “Soul Filled Tomorrow” and “And The Armed” performed at the April 26 show. “Sphere” is an alternative rock band from Louisville. “Soul Filled Tomorrow” is a metal band originating from Elizabethtown, Ky. and parts of Meade County. The last band to play was “And The Armed (ATA).“ ATA is comprised of members of two former local bands, “Born Broken” and “Last to Reconcile.” The concert was attended by a crowd of music lovers who stayed all their feet all night.

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School districts and the First Steps Kentucky Early Intervention System within the eight county Lincoln Trail ADD District Area are working together to insure that children and youth with disabilities are identified and enrolled in an appropriate educational program. Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington County Schools and this area’s Early Intervention System have designated April as project Special Child Month. Each school district offers special education programs to meet the individual needs of children beginning at age 3. These services are free of charge. You may contact your local school district regarding free educational screening for your 3 or 4 year old child. If any citizen knows of a child from birth to 21 years of age who has a disability and who is not receiving specially designed instruction, that individual is urged to call his/her local school district (children ages 3-21) or Point of Entry (ages birth to 3). Children of any age who are referred for services will be evaluated and provided with the help they need to prepare them for school. Kentucky’s public schools and First Steps Early Intervention Programs are for all of Kentucky’s children. It is important that we all work together to see that each child receives the services he/she needs to be successful in life.

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MEADE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: THE WAVE REVUE Friday, May 9th 7 P.M. Saturday, May 10th 2:30 and 7 P.M. Ticket Prices: 12 And Under – $3 • All Others – $5 Tickets are on sale in the MCHS lobby before school the week of the show. Also, tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show.

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Members of three local bands, “Sphere,” “Soul Filled Tomorrow” and “And The Armed” performed at a concert held last weekend at the Farm Bureau Building. The show was hosted by the Meade County Public Library and was well attended by local youth. THE NEWS STANDARD/FELICIA THOMPSON

Severe Thunderstorm Safety Tips *** Before Lightning Strikes *** Keep an eye on the sky. Look for darkening skies, flashes of light, or increasing wind. Listen for the sound of thunder. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Go to safe shelter immediately. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for the latest weather forecasts. *** When a Storm Approaches *** Find shelter in a building or car. Keep car windows closed and avoid convertibles. Telephone lines and metal pipes can conduct electricity. Unplug appliances. Avoid using the telephone or any electrical appliances. (Leaving electric lights on, however, does not increase the chances of your home being struck by lightning.) Avoid taking a bath or shower, or running water for any other purpose. Turn off the air conditioner. Power surges from lightning can overload the compressor, resulting in a costly repair job! Draw blinds and shades over windows. If windows break due to objects blown by the wind, the shades will prevent glass from shattering into your home. *** If Caught Outside *** If you are in the woods, take shelter under the shorter trees. If you are boating or swimming, get to land and find shelter immediately! *** Protecting Yourself Outside *** Go to a low-lying, open place away from trees, poles, or metal objects. Make sure the place you pick is not subject to flooding. Be a very small target! Squat low to the ground. Place your hands on your knees with your head between them. Make yourself the smallest target possible. Do not lie flat on the ground!! This will make you a larger target! *** After the Storm Passes *** Stay away from storm-damaged areas. Listen to the radio for information and instructions. *** If Someone is Struck by Lightning *** People struck by lightning carry no electrical charge and can be handled safely. Call for help. Get someone to dial 9-1-1 or your local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) number. The injured person has received an electrical shock and may be burned, both where they were struck and where the electricity left their body. Check for burns in both places. Being struck by lightning can also cause nervous system damage, broken bones, and loss of hearing or eyesight. Give first aid. If breathing has stopped, begin rescue breathing. If the heart has stopped beating, a trained person should give CPR. If the person has a pulse and is breathing, look and care for other possible injuries. Learn first aid and CPR by taking a Red Cross first aid and CPR course. Call your local Red Cross chapter for class schedules and fees.


Friday, May 2, 2008

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Don’t put your money where your mouth is: Put it in the bank

As a very un-stereotyp- of money each week to enical person, I almost feel sure I have enough cash to ashamed that I do live up to pay my bills every month. one stereotypical habit Though not being Time To able to freely spend attributed to females: Grow Up my precious dollars The love of shopping. I don’t know why, every week does but I really like buymake me slightly ing new things and ofcringe, I’m thanktentimes, I’m not very ful for it every few sensible about how weeks when I get I spend my money. those dreadful letBecause of this vice, I ters informing me find myself running my bills are due. pretty low on funds a Since I’ve recently Felicia few days before I re- Thompson developed a more ceive my paycheck. sensible manner I’ve been harped toward finances, I at and harped at by both thought it would be a good of my parents about being idea to share a little bit of more careful with my mon- my knowledge with you so ey, and I know they’re both you can have an easier time right. So, I’m slowly grow- managing your money. ing into the habit of putWhen you get your payting back a certain amount check, you may feel an in-

tense urge to dash to the mall and wreak havoc upon your favorite store, but I implore you not to — at least not right away. Before shopping and any unnecessary expenses are made, make sure you put back money for bills first. Whether you have a bank account or just a little glass jar in your room, make sure you faithfully put a few dollars back every week. Here’s the clincher: Once you put that money aside, DO NOT touch it until your bills come in. Even if you don’t have bills right now, you’ll appreciate having a little bit of money saved up one day when you get your first car or start paying for your own cell phone.

If you don’t think you have enough willpower to resist dipping into a homekept savings jar, open up a bank account. There are several different types of accounts you can open with a bank, but the two most common types are savings accounts and checking accounts. A checking account is probably the most conventional account people have. Checking accounts are very liquid, which means that you can easily access your money without a long, complex process and without fear of access fees. You simply deposit your money, and write checks, use your debit card or withdraw from an ATM to use your money — but make sure

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careful of how much you’re spending, you could wind up in credit card debt. So, just remember to be more conservative with your card. Going into credit card debt will make big expenses harder to acquire later on, such as a car or a house. Credit strongly influences a bank’s decision on whether or not they will loan you the money you need. Money is a very important resource in this day and age; everyday things like getting a soda before school and going to the movies on the weekends require money. The quicker you learn to be smart about how you spend your cash, the better off you will be, both now and in the future.

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The Meade County Chamber of Commerce held its annual community relations dinner on Thursday, April 24 to showcase the talent of two young, local artists. “I’m no prouder than when we can showcase what some of our young people are doing,” said Chamber of Commerce President Paul Poole. Ten-year-old Emily Jo Banks, a student at David T. Wilson Elementary, recited a story she wrote for a regional contest. “Patches” is a fictional story told from the perspective of a lovable, arrogant kitten — with an unfortunate spell of spotting baldness — who just wants to find a home where she is the center of the universe (which is right where she ought to be, or so she thinks). Meade County High School senior Shawn Hughes, Jr. was nominated one of 10 winners in the Actors’ Theater of Louisville’s (ATL) New Voices playwriting contest earlier in the year. Two actors from ATL’s Apprentice Company performed Hughes’ 10-minute play, “Write of Passage,” which is about a struggling author who plagiarizes an ill-received novel. The plot thickens when the true author of the book wants to meet the bootlegging novelist. With certain exposure impending for the aspiring con, what will he be driven to do? The short play is awarded for being a skillfully written piece of work that has a more profound theme than just the dramatic plot; it makes the audience question what makes a novel good: Mass appeal or an author’s passion? More than 50 Chamber of Commerce members from Meade County, Elizabethtown, Ky., Radcliff, Ky., Vine Grove, Ky., West Point, Ky., and Fort Knox, Ky., as well as family members of the spotlighted youth attended the dinner to watch and support such local young talent.

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TOP: Shawn Hughes, Jr., (left) acted out the role of the author whose work was plagiarized in the play. Two actors from the Actors Theater of Louisville’s Apprentice Company performed MCHS senior Shawn Hughes, Jr.’s play “Write of Passage” in front of the audience at the annual Chamber of Commerce community relations community dinner. LEFT: Emily Jo Banks, 10, recites her contest-winning tale, “Patches,” to a large crowd of Meade County Chamber of Commerce dinner attendees Thursday evening. RIGHT: Meade County Chamber of Commerce president Paul Poole introduces Emily Jo Banks to the stage during a special event held last Thursday at the Farm Bureau Building. The dinner allowed two young students to showcase their flare for writing as their works were performed or read aloud.

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After 14 years on the job, the postmaster at tiny Germantown knows every patron entering his building. Shawn Hennessey also knows “the world’s sexiest man.” “It seems a bit strange when I look into the floor and see him staring up at me,” says the 48-yearold Bracken County native. “During my day here, I see bundles of TV guides and all kinds of Hollywood-type magazines come through, and George is all over the cover of many of them,” he said. The pony-tailed ex-letter carrier is referring to his childhood chum, actor George Clooney. Hennessey was a freshman at Augusta High School when the Clooney family moved into his neighborhood from Mason, Ohio. The future super star was a year younger, but the two immediately formed a friendship that fame hasn’t tarnished. The pals and, later, friendly rivals in the latter stages of high school still keep in touch, but rarely get to see each other. “We were just typical boys, runnin’ the streets

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of Augusta. We got him (Clooney) into basketball because that’s all we had. Where he came from it was all football and baseball. He was among the four or five of us boys who got into tennis when they built the new courts.” The former Augusta city councilman thinks there may still be holes in the fences at the tennis courts made by the throwing of rackets when he and George became frustrated by their game. Now he’s not sure if his pal was really mad or just acting. “He was such a comedian, always cutting up and joking around. I’m surprised he hasn’t gotten into more comedy because he was always the class clown,” said Hennessey. With a father (Nick) and aunt (Rosemary) firmly established in the entertainment field, show biz was in his blood,” said Hennessey. According to Hennessey, the friendship waned somewhat in the last years of high school when the two

became “pretty much rivals over sports and women, and he started dating one of my ex-girlfriends.” Not that the future worldwide heartthrob needed extra advantages in attracting girls, but having his dad’s vintage Corvette to tool around town in probably did nothing to cramp his style. “Some of our gang ran around a lot, drag raced and drank beer, but not George. Nobody got hurt though, and drugs were never involved.” Nick and Nina Clooney still reside in the same house on Fourth Street where George lived before enrolling at Northern Kentucky University. After leaving Northern, he moved in with his famous aunt and soon began landing roles in TV shows. Hennessey began what has been a 25-year stint with the post office after attending Maysville Community College. About the closest he comes to his old friend these days is watching his movies. His favorite? “One Fine Day. To me, that was George. Not like he was acting at all, just being himself.


Germantown, Ky. postmaster Shawn Hennessey holds an autographed photo showing himself and George Clooney at an event in downtown Augusta. The two were best pals growing up, and developed into “friendly rivals” during high school. “Seeing him dressed up as Batman was bothersome. I would hear that voice coming out from under his cape and think, that’s George, not Batman. I couldn’t deal with that.” Hennessey’s next contact

with his old pal and former rival could come any day now via a “change of address” request. “I heard on the radio today that George is looking to move. They said he just found out he lives next

door to Britney Spears.” 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. Email the writer, Don White, at

Brandenburg’s own ‘angel’ remembered by kin By Jorena D. Faulkner

On Feb. 12, 1945, an emaciated yet determined Edith Shacklette uttered a victorious, “Freedom is ours!” The Meade County native was known as “Miss Edith” to her friends and family back home, and as “Shack” to fellow U.S. Army soldiers and military nurses who were also being held captive in a prisoner of war internment camp in Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines. Shacklette was raised in Wolf Creek, Ky., on a farm along with her two sisters and three brothers. Aspiring to be a nurse, she left the area to attend Kentucky Baptist Hospital, graduating in 1929 with honors as the youngest member of her class, she entered the U.S. Army in 1935. “She loved life and was very dedicated in her nursing,” said Sue Shacklette Cummings, niece of Edith “Shack” Shacklette. Listed as missing in action for over 18-months, Shacklette joined the ranks of the 77 Bataan and Corregidor nurses of the United States Armed Forces who were left behind by General Douglas MacArthur — who vowed to return and rescue the abandoned troops — and imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II. All told, the senior Army nurse spent two years and nine months in captivity, and was 36-years-old by the time of her liberation.


LEFT: Edith “Shack” Shacklette endured unimaginable conditions as a prisoner of war along with the 77 Bataan and Corregidor nurses of the United States Armed Forces left stranded in the Philippines. TOP: The “Angels of Bataan” leave Santo Thomas. “Back then, we didn’t have electricity in the county,” Cummings said. “I can remember my daddy driving our truck up to the corner of the house and running cables from our radio out to the battery on that truck so we could listen to the seven o’clock news to see if we could find out anything (about her).” Although not subjected to the physical atrocities of the soldiers forced to endure the Bataan Death March, Shacklette was forced to deal with the constant threat of death, bombings, and abhorrent living conditions compounded by the near total absence of

food and evident starvation. The plight of the Bataan and Corregidor angels is well documented in, “We Band of Angels: The untold story of American nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese” by Elizabeth M. Norman, which was published by Pocket Books in 1999. The book contains several first-hand references to Shack, and terrifyingly poignant memories as recounted by the nurses of the internment camp — who after the war became known as the “band of angels” or “angels of Bataan and Corregidor.” “We’ve got to make what

we have last,” Edith Shacklette told her nurses at Hospital No. 1. “If necessary we’ll have one meal every two days. I know you won’t complain.” Forced by will of survival to eat anything available — including worms, rats, cats and monkeys — the nurses of Bataan made a game of fantasy menu planning. Shacklette consulted with a camp dietician before planning her nutritionally balanced, mouth-watering illusion of “chicken a la king in paddy shells.” As one of the first group of American military nurses

ever sent to battlefield duty, taken captive and imprisoned, Shack left her mark in the open-air jungle hospitals of the Bataan Peninsula. Assigned to hospital No. 1 — located in Little Baguio in northern Luzon, the Philippines — Shack held rank as head nurse, caring for over 1,800 wounded with her comrades, when she was forced to leave for the POW camp at Santo Tomas. According to recounts from camp survivors, when General MacArthur kept his word and returned to retrieve his soldiers, the 5’ 4” blonde Shack stood beside him wearing nothing but a robe, and planted a kiss on his cheek. “He told them he would return,” Cummings said. “You could never say anything bad about MacArthur around Aunt Edith. She felt he’d kept his word.” She met and fell in love with her first husband while in the internment camp and they married upon repatriation and return to the states. “She said that if it wasn’t for him, she wouldn’t have survived,” Cummings said. “It lasted quite some time, however, it did end in divorce.” After divorce, Shacklette found herself reunited with a good friend she had met while in college, Robert Haynes — who had initially tried to convince her not to enlist in the military — whom she later married. In the decades after her re-

lease, Shacklette was not one to discuss her experiences during her capture, preferring to look forward instead. “She didn’t speak of her experience too much, and she refused to write a book about it,” Cummings said. “She was invited to the White House gathering (honoring the nurses of Bataan and Corregidor), but she didn’t attend. Her health was beginning to deteriorate and she suffered from arthritis. She did say, ‘never say you won’t eat anything.’ She said when they got their food out there, they didn’t look to see the food, they just ate whatever was there.” Shack was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge — with two clusters representing three presidential citations — a pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, and a Philippine Defense and Liberation Ribbon. After 23 years of service — to include an assignment as head of nursing at the old Ireland Army Hospital on nearby Fort Knox, Ky., in the ‘50s — Shacklette retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Kerrville, Texas, where she passed away and was buried in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in the early ‘90s. “Down on 228 there’s a great big hill back there where her dad had given her 50 acres,” Cummings said. “I can remember that she and her husband planted all kinds of pine trees back there … and they’re still there.”

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