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Greer gives update on progress made at Gen. Assembly By Laura Saylor

Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg) at a recent meeting. Greer was the keynote speaker at the Meade County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon held May 15 at the county extension office. After a lunch catered by Homeplate Family Restau-

Statewide funding cuts may affect the local community, while the Fort Knox expansion is bringing money and investment to the area already, reported State Rep.

rant in Brandenburg, Meade County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paul Poole welcomed Greer to the podium where he discussed progress made at the recent General Assembly, and setbacks that still linger. As the Commonwealth

faces new budget challenges, Greer said one of the major topics discussed was how to increase revenue for the state. The casino gaming incentive was dismissed early, and though the House of Representatives approved a 25 cent increase on cigarette taxes,

the subject was shot down in the Senate. A suggestion to take funds generated from the Kentucky lottery that are applied to state education and instead put the proceeds into the general fund, was also nixed. Greer said attempts to

increase revenue fell short among legislatures, leaving the only option to cut funds. Monies sourced to health, social security and education have been reduced. “I’m not real proud of the


Meade Co. likes Clinton For those who gave all... VFW Post to host Memorial Day ceremony THE NEWS STANDARD/JORENA FAULKNER

Winning essayist Carlea Brothers says her mother, Jennifer Patton, makes her feel like, “I am the light of her life.�

Special mom honored with essay, gifts, prizes By Jorena D. Faulkner “My mom makes me feel like I am the light of her life,â€? wrote fifthgrade student Carlea Brothers about her mother, Jennifer Patton, in an award-winning essay entitled, “I Owe It All to My Mom.â€? During a ceremony held at David T. Wilson Elementary School on May 15, the single mother of three children — 14, 11 and nine — was both shocked and surprised to find that her daughter had entered an essay in the Meade County Public Library’s contest “Why My Mom Deserves a Makeoverâ€? ‌ and had won first place. “There are times as your children grow older that you being to wonder if they absolutely hate you,â€? Patton said. “This kind of confirms it’s not the case.â€? Patton was in tears and visibly shaking as she stepped forward during the gymnasium celebration to accept her award, holding hands with

By Jorena D. Faulkner Monday marks the 140th anniversary of the first observance of Memorial Day. With Brandenburg’s close proximity to Fort Knox and the county serving as host to a diversely integrated military community spanning several generations, Meade County residents have a multitude of reasons to celebrate this upcoming holiday. The Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Meade County Memorial Post 11404 is slated to host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Meade County Courthouse on Monday, May 26, at 11 a.m. “The service will be honoring all veterans,� said Post Commander Wilbur Beasley. “We have to recognize those who have given their lives for this country, support their family members, and do what we can for the community.� The ceremony will cumulate with the placement of a wreath on the monument outside the courthouse. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the courthouse. Additionally, during the week prior to Memorial Day, members of VFW Post 11404 and their family placed flags on the gravesites of service members in the area in observance of their ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day — originally called Decoration Day — is traditionally celebrated annually on May 30, but is officially observed the last Monday in May. General John Logan, who was the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed the holiday on May 5, 1868, in his General Order No. 11. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington Na-

tional Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873, and by 1890 it was recognized by all northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died in any war). According to, Memorial Day is now celebrated in almost every state on the last Monday in May, though several southern states have a separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: Jan. 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee. Members of VFW Post 11404 host many events through the year honoring service members, their families and the communities who support them with activities such as fundraisers, celebrations and ceremonies like the Memorial Day event. “Although our goal is to assist veterans, we host many events throughout the year in support of the entire community,� Beasley said. “And we are adding more and more (events) every year.� During Meade County High School’s Honor Night, the organization planned to present a $500 scholarship to a high school senior. Tonight, the post will host a special benefit dance with all proceeds going to the Crusade for Children. The dance will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the post, located at 770 By-Pass Road in Brandenburg. For more information visit the VFW Post Web site at, contact the VFW at 270-422-5184, or contact Post Commander Wilbur Beasley at 270-422-4124.

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An estimated 43 percent of registered Kentuckian voters and 71 percent of Oregonean voters took to the polls during Tuesday’s primary elections, and cast their votes for presidential, senate and congressional candidates. The Meade County clerk’s office reported 33.8 percent of registered voters participated in the primary locally, with Sen. Hillary Clinton being the landslide favorite over Sen. Barack Obama, 72.3 percent to 22.9 percent respectively. Exit poll results compiled by WHAS 11 reported Obama won in only two counties, and roughly one in five Kentuckians admitted race was a factor in their vote. See page A11 for local results.


Fire depts. work for Crusade By Laura Saylor Preparing for the annual Crusade for Children is a year-round job for local fire districts, and with this year’s big event scheduled for the beginning of June, Meade County firefighters are working hard to raise money for a good cause. The WHAS Crusade for Children is an annual telethon broadcast by WHAS-TV and WHAS radio in Louisville. The telethon benefits a wide range of children’s charities throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.


Fiscal Court fills county vacancies, prepares budget By Laura Saylor Three vacant job positions were filled, while conflict arose over a toxic clean-up bill that an environmental company is wanting the county to pay. During a special meeting held

Wednesday at the courthouse, Tony Coletta was appointed the new Planning and Zoning Administrator, Laura Haney was appointed the Planning and Zoning Secretary, and Jasper Hardesty was named the Assistant Animal Control Officer. A truck accident on U.S. Highway 1638 that occurred on Feb. 15 left

several gallons of diesel fuel pooling and threatening to spill into Doe Valley Creek. Meade County emergency responders called Evergreen Environmental, a hazardous material remediation group, to help prevent contamination. Evergreen is now asking the county to foot a $17,000 bill for services rendered,

though magistrates feel the county is not liable to cover the costs. The vehicle that hit the semi-truck and caused its gas tank to leak was reported “stolen� by the vehicle owner four days after the accident. Because of the claim, the owner’s insurance company denied paying Evergreen’s costs. County Attorney

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Margaret Matney recommend the court investigate the situation further since it is full of discrepancies before making a decision to pay or not pay the bill. During a work session, magistrates began reviewing the county’s budget which needs to be prepared by June 10.


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Federal jobs at Fort Knox offered for Meade Countians Submitted by OneKnox

If you’re interested in learning about future job opportunities at Fort Knox, whether you’re qualified and how to apply, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board (LTWIB) and One Knox want to help. LTWIB and One Knox announced today that they will host a Federal Hiring Symposium for residents of Meade, Grayson and Breckinridge Counties on June 10, 2008, at Rough River State Resort Park. Both afternoon (1p.m.–4p.m. CDT) and evening (6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. CDT) sessions are available. Presenters at the symposium will include hiring of-

Progress From page A1 cuts we had to take,� Greer said. On a high note, Greer said the Fort Knox Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is bringing money, investment and incentive to the area — including Meade County. House Speaker Jody Richards and Gov. Steve Beshear

ficials from the Fort Knox Civilian Personnel Advisory Center and experts from organizations moving to Fort Knox, including Army Human Resources Command. “Unlike the couple of minutes you get to spend talking to Army officials at job fairs, symposium participants will be able to attend presentations where they will learn how to qualify for the kinds of jobs available and how they can apply, to include instruction on the Army’s automated resume builder,� said Kim Huston, Chair of the LTWIB and President of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency. Following the presenta-

tions, attendees will have the chance to talk one on one with presenters in an information fair type setting. “We’ve heard about the potential job opportunities at Fort Knox, but only in general terms. This forum will help to provide the more specific information many throughout our region are seeking,� said Russ Powell, Executive Director, Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce. Those interested in attending can register online at “We couldn’t do this without our great Army partners at Fort Knox, Army Human Resources Command and Army Accessions Com-

mand,� said Brad Richardson, Executive Director of One Knox. “They understand that providing the local workforce with as much information as possible will be positive for the Army too,� added Richardson. Additional symposiums are scheduled for other counties throughout the region as well. If Meade County residents are unable to attend the symposiums scheduled on June 10, they can register for one of the other symposiums on the One Knox Web site. “Online registration closes at 10 a.m. the Friday before each symposium, unless we reach seating capacity before that,� said Sherry John-

son, Associate Director of Employment/Training programs for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. “Given the overwhelming interest, we’d strongly encourage people to register as soon as possible,� added Johnson. About One Knox Established by community leaders in 2006, One Knox serves as the central coordinating agency to help the region respond in the most positive way to growth opportunities associated with BRAC and Fort Knox. It represents a nine-county region that mirrors that of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, plus Bullitt

About LTADD The Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD) was formally organized in March 23, 1968 under Kentucky law for the purposes of planning, promoting, and sustaining a program of economic, social and natural and human resources development. The LTADD serves eight central Kentucky counties: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington. For more information about the LTADD visit www.ltadd. org.

asked Greer to lead a BRAC subcommittee, to which he accepted their offer. As the subcommittee chair, Greer said $100 million of the state budget has been set aside for BRAC-affected areas to help fund projects such as utilities, roads, schools and health as an estimated 4,000 Army and civilian jobs become available on post through the installation’s expansion. The construction of High-

way 313 has been on the state transportation cabinet’s six-year plan for 21 years, said Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft at the luncheon. Greer said the highway is “going to finally become a reality.� He went on to say that the highway will link Meade County to U.S. Highway 31W and Interstate Highway 65. “We’ve got a boom going on and it’s a good problem

to have,� Greer said. Greer also reported that U.S. Highway 933 will soon become a reality, and that the construction of that highway will help stabilize economic growth in Meade County, and will hopefully provide more local industry and jobs for county residents. Additionally, Greer said funds were secured that will benefit the sewer and water lines system in Meade Coun-

ty. In district 27, which includes all of Meade County and portions of Bullitt and Hardin counties, $2.6 million was set aside for water lines, with $2 million staying in Meade County alone. “We had a good victory there,� Greer said. He presented Brandenburg Mayor David Pace with a check for $303,000 for improvements to the city’s water and sewer lines, and a check for $1.449 million

to Craycroft and Joe Bartley, Meade County Water District General Manager, for the county’s sewer and water lines. Greer thanked city and county officials for their efforts in supporting his role as the county’s state representative, to which Pace, Craycroft, Poole and others in attendance thanked Greer for his service and dedication to the people of the community.

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Ballroom dancing gala, auction to benefit dystonia awareness Staff report

Dystonia Awareness Week will be held June 1 through 7 this year, and one local woman is working day and night to help gain the support of many to help spread awareness of the debilitating disorder. Sandra Lee Issacs, of Ekron, Ky., is the president and founder of the “Dancing with the Kentucky Stars� benefit gala. In its second year, the annual event will be held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites grand ballroom in Louisville on Saturday, June 7. Several local celebrities will be on hand and “floating across the ballroom

dance floor� in an effort to help raise funding to benefit dystonia-affected individuals and their families from all across the Commonwealth. Dystonia is a complex neurological movement disorder that results from sustained muscle contractions that frequently cause twisting, abrupt and repetitive movement or abnormal posture. The disorder can affect many parts of the body and is often severely painful. Causes and cures for the disease are still being researched. In her mission to raise money for dystonia victims, Issacs has organized the dinner, dance and silent auc-

tion. Several valuable items have already been donated, including an autographed book by world renowned journalist Anderson Cooper, a baseball signed by the New York Yankees, items from various New York Broadway shows, gift certificates, golf equipment, handpainted crafts and an array of other gifts. Contributions will be accepted through May 31 to The Dystonia Association of Kentucky, which is a non-profit organization. For more information about the upcoming Dancing with the Kentucky Stars event, visit www.dystoniaassociation. com.

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Friday, May 23, 2008 Editorial

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Exit poll results: Kentucky race issue predetermined Lately, everyone is talking about Kentuckians’ true (racial) colors. Three days after the primary results are in, and the nation is still talking about good ole’ Kentucky, and how nearly one in five voters admitted race was one of the — if not the most — important factor in their decision. Associated Press reports show Kentucky and Oregon’s white to black population ratio are very similar, yet Obama won by 30 percent in the west. “It’s difficult to escape the conclusion that Kentucky’s racial attitudes played a significant role in the outcome of Tuesday’s primary,” wrote Joseph Gerth in a May 22 article in The CourierJournal. Similar accounts in news reports describe Kentucky voters using racial slurs, including the “n” word, while discussing their opinion in line with other voters. But whose to say that hasn’t happened at every voting precinct across America? The truth is — as juvenile, petty and heathen as it is — race is a big factor in this democratic contest, and Kentucky shouldn’t be singled out as the only state to choose skin color over moral value. Granted, Obama and Clinton are considered to be too similar — if not identical — on some issues, but does the deciding factor for a voter really come down to racism versus sexism? You’d rather see voters flip a coin to make their decision. While Kentucky’s “racist voters” continue to make headlines, it seems as though the state’s “backwards, backwoods” reputation is making it a scapegoat for the nation’s attitude in general. It is a problem — a very serious problem — that one in five Kentuckians admitted (willingly!) that race was their deciding factor. But it isn’t just a Kentucky problem. It’s a national problem. Whether a fan of politics or not, every American should be concerned about the true colors that are being exposed across the nation throughout these primary elections. It’s 2008 and Americans are still seeing in black and white. How embarrassing.

Parks need a new sheriff to tee off on waste Put Arizona Sheriff Joe do the right thing under Arpaio in charge of Ken- fire, save a multitude of tax tucky State Parks. dollars and get reelected. The innovative If one lone lawlawman is reportedBluegrass man with a few inly saving Maricopa novative ideas and Beacon County taxpayers a “git-r-done” attimillions of dollars tude can massively a year through inreduce spending novative programs on local projects, that earn him the then why can’t an media’s designaentire state governtion as “America’s ment effectively adToughest Sheriff.” dress deficits in a Sheriff Joe besingle program like came known for Jim Waters the Kentucky State making inmates Parks, which lose live in tent cities, $29 million a year? work on chain gangs to cut A new report by state Aucosts on public projects, ditor Crit Luallen concludes wear pink boxer shorts and that state parks’ financial eat bologna sandwiches. He wounds have progressed gets the most out of every from oozing cuts to an alltax dollar spent at his op- out hemorrhaging. eration. A lot of this money is beSheriff Joe has his detrac- ing lost on golf courses. In tors. Just like those of us fact, Governing Magazine who want Frankfort to cut once dubbed governmentwasteful spending feel the run golf courses “the most heat from big spenders and non-essential of non-essenthe government-knows-best tial public services.” crowd, so the good sheriff The Auditor’s Office retakes flak from bleeding port backs it up. It revealed hearts for actually enforcing the state spent $55-million the law. on “golf-related projects” Nevertheless, voters keep alone from 1994 to 2007, yet reelecting Arpaio. He’s up “golf activity experienced for a fifth term this year. His its greatest loss of approxiapproval rating is around mately $700,000 in 2007.” 80 percent. The more the public pays, Frankfort’s political lead- the more public golf coursership could learn a thing es lose. That’s also true of or two from Sheriff Joe. He the entire system. Since shows that it’s possible to 1995, lawmakers have ap-

Letter to the Editor

It seems that an act of kindness and generosity toward the graduating class of 2008 is being denied by an establishment that has been in our community for over 10 years. The seniors were recently given coupons for a free six-inch sub with the purchase of chips and a soda at Subway as a reward for their hard work, but the owner of Subway is rejecting these coupons. His employees have been given a memo to use as a guide for their response to questions about this and other coupons, specials and deals that have been rejected or discontinued recently. As for this coupon, I was told over the phone that the coupons may have been given to MCHS seniors, but they do not state that they are for use at the Brandenburg Subway franchise location. I was also told that he was rejecting them because he was not told in advance that they were to be given out. This makes me wonder a few things about the owner of this store. What is this man saying to our community by not honoring these coupons? Does he care more about getting the full price for a sandwich rather than a discounted amount and rewarding a hard working individual? What is he saying to his employees that are still in high school? That it is okay to do well in school, but that they’ll have to go to another community for their reward? Maybe we should reward the store owners that give back to their community, or at least honor coupons given as reward for a job well done in 12 plus years of school. I think that this should be the start of a boycott of Brandenburg Subway. This store has refused to honor coupons, specials and other deals in the past. This should be the last straw.

propriated $316 million to renovate and expand state parks. Yet the bleeding continues. Attendance is down. Fewer golf rounds are being played. Lawmakers in other places have applied their own financial tourniquets to stop the losses at public golf courses. In Los Angeles, for example, revenues from five of the six public golf links turned over to the private sector increased between 24 percent and 400 percent during the first year after privatization. The city of Detroit receives annual income of more than $250,000 by contracting with a private company that manages the city’s publicturned-private golf courses. The company, which, unlike government, must be profitable, also invested more than $2.3 million in course improvements. But Kentucky lawmakers don’t seem too interested in best practices that yield large savings in other states. Our politicians and bureaucrats often ignore ideas that don’t originate with them — even if their approach isn’t working. Such thinking could earn them some time on Sheriff Joe’s chain gang. After all, why should Kentucky taxpayers continue bailing out unprofitable

golf courses? Why doesn’t the state sell them, or at least lease them, so they compete in the private sector? Why should private courses have to compete with government-backed courses that have the luxury of taxpayer subsidies to offset losses? Commerce Secretary Marcheta Sparrow could only muster a mumble in response to Luallen’s report, calling it “constructive.” But she offered no “constructive” plans to address the parks’ deficit next year. Where is her plan to get Kentucky out of the golfing business or follow up on Luallen’s common-sense recommendations, including closing some facilities during slow times? No doubt, that notion intimidates Sparrow and her political pals in the legislature, who know that such good ideas would have the collateral effect of shrinking the size of the bloated meritsystem workforce. Maybe Luallen should invite Sparrow to the auditor’s office for lunch to talk about it. She could serve her a bologna sandwich.

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@

Know your benefits Veterans Post Freddy Groves Word is that 570,000 recent veterans are going to be called to notify them about their benefits. There will be two groups: approximately 17,000 who were sick or injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, and then the remainder in a second wave. The calls will be made by a call center, EDS, the same folks who were in charge of the SmartCards. “We will leave no stone unturned in looking for those veterans,” said the chief of the Veterans AffairsDepartment of Defense coordination office, Dr. Edward Huycke. No stone unturned? That brings to mind efforts to find personnel who were potentially affected in the SHAD/ Project 112 experiments: The VA only called 48 percent of the names they were given -by a contractor-operated call center that was supposed to find those who were possibly exposed to the chemicals

Signed, 2001 MCHS Graduate and former Subway patron, Shannon Snellen

during SHAD. If you’re not on the call list (that would be all of you except for the 570,000 recent veterans), you’re on your own when it comes to learning about your benefits. There’s a new benefits book, hot off the press, that might well be worth ordering. Or you can read it online. Here are some of the benefits you could be entitled to: health care, pension, education, home loan, life insurance, burial, transition assistance, replacement medals, benefits for your survivors. To see the new benefits book, put this in your browser: Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents. You’ll get links to the 153page book. Make sure you’re looking at the 2008 edition. (The date is on the cover.) Or if you want your own copy, call the Government Printing Office at 866-512-1800. The book is $5, and you can order with a credit card. 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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Nevitt Benham, 75, of Brandenburg, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired maintenance foreman with civil service. He was preceded in death by his son, John Matt Benham; and two sisters, Pat Craig and Bonnie Raymer. He is survived by his wife, Edith Mae Benham, of Brandenburg; three children, Bonita Tyler of Louisville, LaRoy Benham of Brandenburg, and Joe Benham of LaGrange, Ky.; two sisters, Velma Benham of Brandenburg, and Wanda Peter of Lansing, Mich.; five grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Emily, Sarah and Nicole; and two greatgrandsons, Chesney and Nevon. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with burial in Bethel Methodist Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. on Thursday. Online condolences may be left at

Margaret Elaine Brumblow, 59, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was preceded in death by her son, James Christopher Brumblow; parents, Frank O. and Mary Eliza Cecil; and three brothers, Joseph Cecil, Robert Wayne Cecil and Charles Owen Cecil. She is survived by three sisters, Mary Catherine Ward of Bethpage, Tenn., Mildred Bridges of Moultrie, Ga., and Judy Horne of Moultrie, Ga.; two brothers, Frank H. and Linda Cecil of New Albany, Ind., and John T. Cecil of Georgetown, Ind. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. Cathy Porter officiating. Burial was in the St. Brigid Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. Visitation was on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at

Linda Clark, 52, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Bradley K. Clark; three children, Nicole Hickman, Mike Nuss, and Alexis Clark, all of Radcliff, Ky.; and three grandchildren, David Hickman, Gabrielle Hickman and Mikayla Nuss. Visitation was on Friday, May 16, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. Cremation will follow the visitation. The guest register may be signed at

Gary Mark “Bimbo” Troutman 1952-2008

Gary Mark “Bimbo” Troutman, 55, of Battletown, Ky., passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2008. He was born on Monday, Aug. 4, 1952, in Brandenburg, to the late Minnie (Chism) and Chester Millage Troutman. He was a heavy equipment mechanic, member of Moose Lodge #1177 in Brandenburg, and a retiree of Kosmos Cement Company. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jan Humphrey; and two brothers, Bill and Joe Troutman. He is survived by his two children, Brandy Troutman of Louisville, and Gary L. Troutman of Richmond; three grandchildren, Aubree Taylor Troutman and Ava, and Christopher “Landon” Taylor; three sisters, Cherry Bennett and Charlene Moss, both of Brandenburg, and Trea Fackler of Webster, Ky.; and a special friend, Brandon Pollock. Service was held at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home on Monday at 2 p.m. with burial following in Cap Anderson Cemetery in Brandenburg. Visitation was at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Monday after 9 a.m.

Lyle F. Strain 1918-2008

Lyle F. Strain, 89, of Radcliff, Ky., and Elizabethtown, Ky., passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Byron, Minn. 1st Sgt. Strain retired from the U. S. Army Medical Corps in 1966. A veteran of World War II, his tours took him to India, Germany, Japan and various posts in the U. S. After retiring from the military, he worked for and retired from civil service on Fort Knox, Ky. His memberships and interests include: Master Mason, Camp Knox Masonic Lodge #919; Order of Eastern Star #439 where he was past Worthy Patron; a Boy Scout leader; Kentucky Colonels; and the Post Chapel, Fort Knox, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Leona Strain; a brother, Kenny Strain; and a sister, Mary Lou Strain. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-three years, Jean Margaret Strain of Radcliff, Ky.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael L. and Doris Strain of Sugar Land, Texas; four brothers, James Strain of Byron, Minn., Rollo (Betty) Strain of Byron, Minn., Gerald (Loraine) Strain of Gilman City, Mo., and Tom (Mary Jo) Strain of Millville, Minn.; four sisters, Marcella Bale, Rosemary Lutzi, Patricia (Chuck) Strain and Alyce DeYoung, all of Rochester, Minn. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Chaplain James Rayburn and Chaplain James M. Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. The visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. There was a Masonic service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the donor’s favorite charity, or the National Kidney Foundation. The guest register may be signed at

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1938-2008 Robert “ Bob” Michael Rivera, 70, of Irvington, Ky., passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1938, in New York, to the late John Rivera and Claira Andino. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Faye Rivera; two daughters, Tamatha Crampe and Amy Shutt, both of Irvington, Ky.; one son, Lowell Walden of Irvington, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Erica, Starr and Tyshawn. A graveside service was held on Monday, May 19, 2008, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Lodiburg, Ky., at 1 p.m. EDT. Arrangements were handled by Alexander Funeral Home.

Wilbert D. “Bill” Tyler Wilbert D. “Bill” Tyler, 82, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Staff Sgt. Tyler was retired from the U. S. Army, was a veteran of Vietnam and the Korean War, and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Military Order of Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign War, and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Tyler. He is survived by three daughters, Hazel Gary and her husband Luther of Radcliff, Ky., Karyn Drake and her husband Jeffery of Richmond, Va., and Gladys Tyler of Denver; seven grandchildren; and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Pastor Jeffery Drake officiating. Burial was in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. The visitation was on Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. There was a Military Order of Purple Heart service at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at





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QUESTION: My husband thing. How should I handle died three years ago, leav- this situation? ing me to raise my son and DR. DOBSON: If you love daughter alone. For Bill and he loves you, the past year, I have Focus on I think you should been dating a won- the family press forward with derful man who has your marriage plans three kids of his own. — especially if you We have recently have made it a matter begun to talk about of prayer. I do need marriage, which reto tell you unequivoally excites me. cally the blending I have a major conof your two families James cern, however, that will not be easy. I Dobson have seen fewer than my children are not in favor of the relafive “reconstituted tionship, even though Bill families” in my professional has been very good to them career that didn’t experiand quick to include them in ence major adjustments and many of our activities. struggles. The myth of the I know Chuck and Laura “Brady Bunch” just doesn’t miss their father and don’t happen. There are highly want to give up his memory, predictable points of conflict but I need companionship that must be anticipated and and this is definitely a good dealt with early in the rela-

tionship. One of them is the situation you’ve described, where the children of one parent refuse to accept the new stepparent. These problems can be sorted out, but you must set your mind to doing it. QUESTION: My husband, Joe, tells me he feels suffocated in our marriage and wants out. What should I do? How should I change my relationship with him? DR. DOBSON: Though I realize it may be the most difficult thing you’ve ever done, the only promising option at this point is to open the cage door and set Joe free! Gather every ounce of courage and self-respect you can muster and have a serious talk with him along the following lines:

“Joe, I’ve been through some very tough moments since you decided to leave. My love for you is so deep that I just couldn’t face the possibility of life without you. To a person like me, who expected to marry only once and to remain committed for life, it is a terrible shock to see our relationship begin to unravel. “Nevertheless, I have been doing some intense soulsearching, and I now realize that I have been attempting to hold you against your will. As I reflect on our courtship and early years together, I’m reminded that you married me of your own free choice. I didn’t blackmail you or twist your arm or offer you a bribe. “It was a decision you

Media ‘sewage’ can poison the heart

“I have today set before you life and prosperity, death and doom.“ —Deuteronomy 30:15, 19

Is it my imagination or is the news fixated on the outrageous? Are people just simply going crazy, one “crazy” at a time? I have been clipping stories over the last couple of months that make me think so! Some of the stories are actually funny. Take the story of the police finding the partially mummified body of a man sitting in front of his TV! He had been dead for more than a year, but his TV was still on! As one who lives alone, I have always been weary that I might be found in such a condition myself. Other stories are just bi-

zarre. Take the story of a British woman with two wombs who gave birth to triplets. In a story that seems to be happening every week, a man in Phoenix shot his 10- and 11-year-old sons to death in their home before turning the gun on himself. There is a new report out stating nearly half of all U.S. high school students admit to recently drinking alcohol illegally, and most of them were binge drinkers. Sixty-nine percent of those who were reported to have engaged in binge drinking have done so more than once in the past 30 days. These binge drinkers — who had five or more drinks in a row — were more likely to have sex, fight, smoke or use drugs.

A record seven million the awful stuff we take into people — one in every 32 our bodies — awful stuff American adults — that leads to diseased were behind bars, Encouraging bodies — and rightly Words on probation or on so! The outrage about parole by the end of the awful stuff we last year. take into our minds Several boys — and hearts is slower scattered in the Unitin being realized. We ed States, in Yemen, don’t seem to realize in Turkey and else yet how dangerous it where — hanged is to allow “sewage” Ronald themselves after to be pumped into Knott watching televised our own minds and images of Saddam hearts. Hussein’s execution. Problems of the “They see how it’s done, heart are not fixed by passbut they don’t think it’s ing more laws. The church horrific and they are more must do a more convincing likely to imitate it,” said one job of teaching people about professor of psychiatry. conversion of life and inspirOne boy’s father found ing them to “get a grip.” him hanging from a tree Father Knott, a Meade wearing a traditional Arab County native, is a priest headdress. from the Archdiocese of There is a lot of fuss about Louisville.

Regard youth as the hope of the future “And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit” (NKJV). — Luke 1:41-45 Elizabeth had been overwhelmed by the Lord’s mercy. Even though she had given up all hope of ever having a child, God had not forgotten her. There were times when she was still afraid even though she knew that she was pregnant. But she was very old, and some days she had even wondered if the baby was still alive. She had experienced some faint sense of movement, but maybe it was just her imagination. Then she heard it. Not the voice of God, but the voice of young Mary: “Elizabeth!” At the sound of her name,

the baby leaped inside her encourage Mary and to sucwomb. It was a amazing cessfully raise the young moment. Two women, de- prophet she was carrying. It is no different for cades apart in age, you today. If you will had been brought Divine together by God’s Guidance embrace your responsibility to make discommon purpose ciples, like Elizabeth, for their lives and you will be filled with their miraculous new life and power. In pregnancies. my own experience, I This may be one have found that evof the most beautiful pictures in all ery time a younger Dan of Scripture, of the Christian asks me Newton for help, something benefits of discipleship and mentoring. comes alive in me. Although Mary obviously Their need for wisdom and needed the strength, en- counsel seems to draw a couragement, and counsel whole new level of God’s that only her aging relative anointing and the Word out could provide, there were of my soul. also benefits for Elizabeth. In fact, I have discovered When Elizabeth heard that the best way for me to Mary call her name, the child grow is by helping others to in her womb quickened, and grow! The demands of menshe was filled with the pow- toring a good disciple will er of the Holy Spirit. require you to be a great disThis power gave her the ciple. It is interesting to note strength she needed to both that Elizabeth considered

Mary’s visit to be an honor. Unlike many self-absorbed Christians who have no desire to work with younger children or teenagers, Elizabeth realized Mary and the generation she represented were the hope of her nation. Never forget that the need of our hour, and indeed every hour, is for Mary’s young people who will birth the purposes of God for their generation, to meet with Elizabeth’s older men and women who will mentor them in the faith. We invite you to listen to our radio program every Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10 a.m. If you don’t have a church home, come by and visit with us at Grace Baptist Church in the morning worship at 11 a.m.

made without pressure from me. Now you say you want out of the marriage, and obviously, I have to let you go. I can no more force you to stay today than I could have made you marry me. “So, if you never call me again, then I will accept your decision. This entire experience has been painful, but I’m going to make it. You and I had some wonderful times together, Joe. You were my first real love, and I’ll never forget the memories that we shared.” Slowly, unbelievably, Joe will see the cage door start to rise. He has felt bound to you hand and foot for years, and now you’ve set him free! “But there must be a catch,” he’s likely to think. “It’s too good to be true.

This is just another trick to win me back. In a week or two she’ll be crying on the phone again, begging me to come home. She’s really weak, you know, and she’ll crack under pressure.” It is my strongest recommendation that you prove your husband is wrong in this expectation. Let him marvel at your self-control in coming weeks. Only the passage of time will convince him that you are serious. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 ( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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It is said that Cyrus, the founder of the Persian Empire, once had captured a prince and his family. When they came before him, the monarch asked the prisoner, “What will you give me if I release you?” “The half of my wealth,” was his reply. “And if I release your children?” “Everything I possess.” “And if I release your

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willing to give himself for We may not feel worthy for me.” God to show us that Pastor’s kind of love, but He It probably isn’t very difficult for Spotlight gave his life for us us to put ourselves because He loved us in the place of the so much. prince. We love our If Jesus loved us family and many of enough to die for us would even give us, can’t we love our life for our chilHim enough to live dren or spouse. for Him? Randy But the Bible Johnson teaches that Jesus Randy Johnson is loved us so much the pastor at Brandenthat He gave His life for us. burg Church of God.



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Friday, May 23, 2008

Entertainment gets interactive at Got Game By Jorena D. Faulkner

For many children and adults alike, there is no better family activity than at home interactive entertainment. Offering buy, sell or trade video games, accessories, and systems such as Playstation 3, Xbox, PSP, and Nintendo DS, local entrepreneur Steven Murphy has definitely “got game.� Located at 2025 By-Pass Road in Brandenburg, Got Game is Meade County’s newest video gaming resource center. Having opened its doors on May 16 to gamers far and wide, Murphy had been thinking a long time about a business he could open that would provide positive alternatives for children. “It’s something that I’d given a lot of thought to,� Murphy said. “I felt that there weren’t enough activities in the community geared toward the kids. I kept coming back to this for some reason.� Having lived in the area for more than 10 years — and being a gamer himself — Murphy saw a need in the community for child friendly activities, and noticed that he and his two sons, 11 and 14, were spending a lot of time, gas and money traveling out of town to feed their gaming needs. Murphy wanted to provide a “hometown� alternative to taking local resources be-

TOP: Got Game, located at 2025 By-Pass Road, offers video gaming supplies and accessories at prices that won’t break the bank. RIGHT: Owner Steven Murphy says he brainstormed the idea of opening a hometown video game business for families of interactive gamer’s who often have to travel outside of county lines to purchase supplies and equipment. THE NEWS STANDARD/JORENA FAULKNER

yond county lines. “I originally wanted to open an arcade and video game store,� Murphy said. “But I couldn’t find a suitable building. So I ended up focusing on the video game store. With the economy the way it is, it seemed like a good investment, and with the widening of the By-

Pass, it seems like a good location. “I just love the people of Meade County,� he said. “They’re all so friendly and I really enjoy dealing with kids.� Murphy — who is a Sunday school teacher and former assistant coach of the Meade County Little

League Football — says he understands children tire of games fairly quickly, forcing parents to travel to destinations such as Louisville or Elizabethtown, Ky., to trade games out. Murphy also stated that by providing a buy, sell or trade option, it would not only save parents gas money, but also of-

fer children gaming options that don’t break the bank. Murphy said his reasonable prices and other incentives keep him above the competition. “Prices, for one,� he said. “That’s the biggest incentive. It’s not just that I want to provide the service out here; I want people to come back. That’s why my prices are what they are.� Aside from being able to provide hours of affordable recreational fun for both children and adults, the video gaming industry — which was at one time considered a detriment to children — has been proven to increase hand-to-eye coordination, can provide educational benefits, lucrative job market opportunities including graphic and gaming design, and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. James Paul Gee is a reading professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the author of “What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy.� “When kids play video games they can experience a much more powerful form of learning than when they’re in the classroom,� Gee wrote in a Wired Magazine article entitled, “High Score Education.� “Learning isn’t about memorizing isolated facts,� he wrote. “It’s about connecting and manipulating

Creating a second source income By David Uffington Dollars and Sense Companies struggling to reduce their debt may begin to downsize and not proceed with planned growth. Even if you feel secure in your job and believe that your place of employment is solid, your first loyalty should be to yourself. Many people are now looking for ways to create a second source of income, just in case. One way to do this is by skills upgrade or development. The summer quarter will be starting in a few weeks at colleges around the country. Classes during the summer are often compressed into the shorter available time, and taking more than one (especially if you work a full-time

job) is tough. But instead of spending your weekends relaxing, you might want to use the time to brush up on a skill or learn a new one, or even move your education along by a few credits, especially if you’re close to getting certified in a program. Some couples are doing this together: He’s finishing up classes in furnace and air conditioning repair, while she’s taking bookkeeping classes, looking ahead to when they’ll have their own part-time business. Best bet: Consider nuts and bolts skills that take care of necessities versus wants. What types of services or products do people want when times are financially tough? What services or products are always consid-

ered as needs, no matter the economic climate? Think portable: What new skills can you develop that can go with you to another job, or even be turned into a form of self-employment? If you’re starting from scratch to develop a second source of income, consider what your hourly rate of return is likely to be in a given line of work. After all, if you’re going to do the work after your other job, there are only so many hours you can devote to it at night and on weekends. Check the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( and click on “Wages by Area and Occupation� to see what salaries are paid for different types of work in your area. Meanwhile, no matter

CORRECTION In the May 16 edition of The News Standard, Section A6 — Business, the telephone contact information for Sherry’s Cleaning Service should be 270-352-7038 or 270-828-5420.

what the economic climate, it’s always a good idea to reduce your expenses, don’t take on new debt, put as much as possible into savings and keep your resume up to date. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com.

them.� Although Murphy looks forward to providing his service to the local gaming community, he stays focused on the children, priding himself on support of local sports teams such as the Meade County High School Greenwave. “I want the kids of Meade County to feel welcome and that this is their store,� Murphy said. “That is why the store is painted in Greenwave colors.� Got Game is located at 2025 By-Pass Road across from Dairy Queen in Brandenburg, and offers video games, systems, accessories, set-up and troubleshooting assistance, computer software and more. The store is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Murphy said if he doesn’t have what a customer needs in stock, he can usually order it. “If I don’t have it, I’ll find it,� Murphy said. “If somebody needs assistance, I’ll help.� Got Game will be holding its grand opening on June 6 and 7 with a special 10 percent discount storewide. Customers who purchase $100 in merchandise will receive a free tee shirt. For more information, come by the store or call 270-422-2888.



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Park offers assistance to neglected horses Submitted by the Kentucky Horse Park

LEXINGTON — A number of factors have converged to make this a very difficult year for Kentucky’s horses. Equine overpopulation, a challenging economy, and last summer’s draught are among the causes of distress that have put Kentucky’s horses in the national media spotlight. “We’ve all been disturbed by the sight of neglected and starving horses in the news, and we are determined to do something about it. We’re going to put our actions where our hearts are,” said John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “If everyone who benefits from the horse industry will pitch-in, it is possible that we could come close to eliminating the problem of unwanted horses in our state very quickly. The one thing that is not acceptable is for people to know that Kentucky’s horses are in crisis and yet do nothing to help.” To that end, on Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m., the Kentucky Horse Park will host the first annual John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair, named for the park’s beloved racehorse who passed


The Kentucky Horse Park is hosting an upcoming horse adoption fair to help offer better lives to neglected or starving horses. away last fall. John Henry spent the first several years of his life being unwanted until he came into the hands of a trainer who recognized the value of a horse that the rest of the world saw as small, plain, ill-tempered and poorly conformed. John Henry rewarded those who finally wanted him by earn-

ing more than $6 million for them on the track. The John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair will find homes for other unwanted horses by bringing together a number of equine adoption organizations to showcase their rescued, adoptable horses. It will also raise funds

through a silent auction for the Kentucky Horse Council’s Save Our Horses (SOHO) fund, which has already saved the lives of many horses and ponies across the state of Kentucky though its Emergency Horse Hotline. The fund provides financial support for feed and veterinarian care when a good Samaritan or a county cares for a horse that has been confiscated due to its poor condition. In addition, the fund is providing an Equine Abuse Investigation Class to train local officials on how to successfully identify horses that need help, and how to ensure prosecution when it is warranted. The event will take place during the MidSouth Pony Club Mega Rally at the park, and in partnership with the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC). The public is invited, free of charge. Grace Hobbie, Vice Regional Supervisor for the MidSouth Region of the United States Pony Club, said, “We see this as a great opportunity to help these magnificent animals find a loving home. Regardless of how they may look at the beginning of the relationship, they can turn out to be one of the

best mounts you have ever had.” “The Kentucky Horse Park’s Equine Adoption Fair is just one example of the creative solutions we must all come up with to find new, safe homes for neglected horses,” said Ginny Grulke, executive director of the KHC. “The Kentucky Horse Council is dedicated to assisting the unwanted horse, and we are proud to work with the Kentucky Horse Park in protecting Kentucky’s signature animal, to which we owe so much.” Nicholson concluded, “We believe the responsibility for the welfare of horses falls squarely on the shoulders of every Kentuckian, because every Kentuckian benefits from the horse industry. It is clearly within our power to fix this. It should be within our hearts as well.” For general information on the John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair call 859-233-4303; for volunteer information contact Gina Beare at 859-259-4267 or ; for horse information contact Tracy Walker at 859-259-4262 or twalker@ Park Hours and Rates: From March 15 through Oc-

tober 31, the park is open seven days a week. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12. Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Admission includes the International Museum of the Horse – In Association with the Smithsonian Institution, the American Saddlebred Museum, and the John Henry Memorial Equine Adoption Fair. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Kentucky Horse Park, a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted nearly 920,000 visitors and campers, as well as 15,000 competition horses in more than 100 special events and horse shows in 2007. The park is home to the National Horse Center, which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations. Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is The place to get close to horses. The park is open daily March 15 through October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 1 to March 14.

Accurately using small quantities of pesticides Submitted by Andy Mills CEA for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Backpack and hand-held sprayers are often used around the farm or home to treat small areas or a few infested trees. However, most pesticide labels focus on mixing and applying pesticide in quantities that far exceed the sizes of common backpack and hand-held sprayers. As a result, accurate conversions must be made to avoid a spray mix or application rate that could result in a treatment that is either stronger than recommended, or too weak to be effective. A University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service publication has been developed to help homeowners make accurate treatments. Two factors influence the accuracy of conversions: Properly measuring pesticides (especially dry pesticides) to be added to the mix; and applying the correct amount of that pesticide for the desired outcome. The rates for liquid pesticides tend to be easy to convert from large to small quantities because they can

be measured in common units such as fluid ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, or milliliters. However, dry chemicals, such as wettable powders or dry flowables, are difficult to measure without accurate scales, which most growers and homeowners do not have. In addition, since dry materials have different densities, simple conversions are likely to be inaccurate. High-density pesticides occupy a smaller volume compared to low-density pesticides, and using anything other than actual weights for each product will result in mixtures that are either stronger or weaker than necessary. Most labels list the application rate either on a “per acre” basis (derived from 400 gallons of diluted spray per acre), or on a “per 100 gal” basis. The 100-gallon rate is easier to use, since it doesn’t require determining the acreage to be sprayed. When it comes to herbicides, label recommended spray volumes are much smaller, such as five to 40 gallons-per-acre. In this UK publication, a 20-gallon per

acre rate has been selected in determining the amounts needed for one-, three-, or five-gallon spray volumes. This rate is a mid-range value applicable for most herbicides. Growers and homeowners must make sure that their sprayers are calibrated to deliver a 20-gallon rate. If not calibrated, the error in herbicide delivery will be magnified when using small-volume sprays. For example, a grower spraying the equivalent of 10-gallons per acre will actually apply twice as much pesticide as needed compared to spraying with a 20-gallon rate. Calibration must be tested and practiced often to ensure proper application rate. Here are some helpful hints. • Make sure the pesticide concentration and formulation you are using exactly matches those found in this publication. • Some of the pesticides may be out of circulation or may be found in various formulations. If a pesticide is available in more than one dry formulation, do not assume the values presented for one formulation are ap-

Commodities Kentuckiana Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, May 19, 2008

Receipts: 325 head Slaughter cows: Breaker Boner Lean Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. 1-2 Head 2 7 6 4 3 5 15 20 22 8 2 6 3 5 2 2 2 2 2 3 7 13 26 20 5

% Lean 75-80 80-85 85-90

Weight 900-1620 900-1200 850-1200

Price 54.00-59.00 50.00-54.00 46.00-49.00

High Dressing 60.50-62.50 58.50-63.00 51.00-54.00

Low Dressing No Report No Report No Report

Weights Carcass Boning % Price 1200-1850 78-79 63.00-69.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-300 290 110.00 110.00 Stock Cows 300-400 373 107.00-120.00 104.06 Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 440 107.00-110.00 108.59 2-8 year old cows, 6-8 months bred: 500-600 529 96.50-108.50 101.88 No Test 600-700 642 95.00 95.00 Aged Cows: Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 No Test 200-300 289 106.00 106.00 300-400 375 97.00-110.00 104.31 Stock Cows and Calves: 400-500 457 90.00-103.50 94.93 Cows 3-9 years old with 75-275 500-600 545 85.00-93.50 91.32 lb. calves at side: 600-700 632 79.00-88.50 85.87 No Test 700-800 755 86.00 86.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Baby Calves: 300-400 362 88.50-98.00 93.95 Beef baby: 400-500 452 88.00-91.50 89.42 No Test 500-600 725 82.00-85.50 84.53 800-900 810 62.00 62.00 Weaned: Feeder Heifers Large 1 No Test 400-500 488 88.50 88.50 Feeder Heifers Small and Medium 1-2 300-400 362 89.50-95.00 92.08 Owensboro Grains 400-500 452 85.00-90.00 87.27 Owensboro Market Report per 700-500 725 58.00 58.00 bushel for Wednesday 800-900 823 63.00 63.00 May 21, 2008 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Soybeans 13.08 300-400 370 104.00-112.50 109.09 400-500 444 97.00-122.50 109.33 Corn 5.58 500-600 543 90.00-105.50 98.16 600-700 658 85.00-95.50 90.22 700-800 724 83.50-88.00 85.98

plicable to all. • Values are presented in teaspoons for one- and threegallon, and in tablespoons for five-gallon whenever possible. In some instances where the rate is high, result-

ing in large teaspoon values, the numbers have been converted to cups. • Reminder: one cup is equal to 16 tablespoons or 48 teaspoons. For a copy of UK publica-

tion “HO-83, Dry Pesticide Rates for Hand-held Sprayers”, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service, or log on to the UK Web page at www.


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Willis Bosley retires

Kayla Higbee United States Achievement Academy Recognition

Emily Ryan Cole Emily Ryan Cole graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky as a pre-law student with a Bachelors of the Arts degree in Social Work on May 4, 2008. While at UK, Emily maintained a 3.8 grade point average, alongside doing volunteer work with the Girl Scouts of America, Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Harrison Elementary. Emily plans on continuing her education by beginning law school in the fall of this year. She is a 2004 graduate of Meade County High School, the daughter of Wende Cole and Tim Cole, both of Brandenburg, and the granddaughter of Carol and George Lee of Guston, Ky., and Judy and Jerry Cole of Brandenburg.

Friday, May 23, 2008

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Kayla Higbee from Brandenburg has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in Foreign Language. This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students. Kayla, who attends Meade County High School, was nominated for this honor by Patricia Kuehner, a teacher at the school. Kayla will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook which is published nationally. “Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever in America’s history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy students should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,” said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of the United States Achievement Academy. The Academy recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards for Selection set forth by the Academy. The Standards for Selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a qualified sponsor. Kayla is the daughter of Peggy Russell and John W. Higbee of Brandenburg, and the granddaughter of Irma Russell of Brandenburg.

Who would have thought a young man at the age of 18 and just a week out of high school, would be starting a new job with the Transportation Department of Kentucky. Willis Bosley’s job then turned into a 30 plus year career. During those years, Bosley has worked in various counties such as Breckinridge, Meade, Harlan, Grayson and a few others, and worked extremely long hours in snow and ice, high water spots, the big flood 11 years ago, numerous slide repairs and items too numerous to mention. Bosley has also completed the Road Scholars and Road Masters programs that go along with being a superintendent of the state road department, which he has been of Meade County for nearly seven years, and in Breckinridge County for the earlier part of his career. Since his tenure in Meade County, the department has received the Facilities Pride Award, and from 2004 to 2007 his staff had zero OSHA recordable. Bosley has also worked with other organizations and companies and tried, to the best of his ability, to accomplish all things that have been a part of his tenure. As of May 30, 2008, Bosley will have worked his last day with the transportation department and will be enjoying a new and adventurous life. “I’m not sure where it will lead me,” Bosley said. “But I do plan to succeed again in all I will be doing. So, as I say farewell to fellow employees, the county officials, and the general public, I say thank you for your support. It has been a great honor serving you all.”

Cancer Benefit Sponsored by AMVETS 155 Hargan Road, Vine Grove, Ky 40175 May 31, 2008 • 2 p.m. – ?


Jean Barger is $

Mary Slinger Academic Achievement

Mary Slinger of Brandenburg has been named to the dean’s list at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, as the result of her academic achievements. This honor not only demonstrates a high academic achievement, but also recognizes Mary’s creative talents. Mary Slinger is the daughter of Steve and Jane Slinger of Brandenburg, and the granddaughter of Ken Barksdale of Brandenburg.

AMVETS is sponsoring a benefit for Billy Brooks. Billy has been diagnosed with cancer and it’s terminal. He will leave behind two kids and his wife.


and change!


Horseshoes Darts Cornhole Silent Auction Food Music

All proceeds will go to the Brooks family.

Happy 30th Birthday! PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!

Meade County native named to dean’s list at Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University has named 552 full-time students to its dean’s list for the 2008 spring semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better on a four-point grading system. Several Meade County High School alumni are among the students receiving dean’s list recognition, including: Amber Rose Brown, senior Education major: Krista Nicole Clark, senior Political Science major; Lucy Anne Clark, senior Political Science major, Summer Marie Giron, senior Political Science major; Cara Lynn Lambert, senior Education major; Nicholas Ryan Mattingly, junior Communication major; Eden Leeann McMahan, junior Education major; Sara Louise Renyer, junior Accounting major; Natasha Marie Wenk, senior Liberal Studies major; and Kayla Brooke Stull, sophomore undeclared major. Bellarmine University is a private university in Louisville, with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. U.S. News and World Report ranks Bellarmine as one of the top universities in the south. Bellarmine offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in arts and sciences, nursing, education and business, as well as a doctorate of physical therapy degree.


May 29, 2008 • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Battletown Elementary School in the gym, Chili supper will also be available!

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Homemaker News


Bluegrass Homemakers monthly meeting minutes

Submitted by Ann Duncan, Secretary

On Tuesday, May 13, the Bluegrass Homemakers met at the home of our new president, Liz Hawkins, in English Estates. Muriel Hehl was absent. She was visiting in England, her home country. Minutes were read and approved. The treasurer gave her report. Committee reports were as follows: Food — Theresa reported to keep celery fresh, one must clean it first, then wrap it in a paper towel and then wrap it in aluminum foil before putting it in the refrigerator crisper. Management and safety — Liz suggested that one should take care of their gums as well as their teeth. Scrapbook — Doris collected articles for the scrapbook. 4-H — Shirley B. inquired about a raffle for a lawn-

mower for 4-H. There were several names given for sunshine cards. New business: Congratulations went out to Shirley Beavin for the “There Ought to be a Law” event. Her idea was that information between the two people involved in an accident should be exchanged. This idea was accepted and will go to Frankfort to be voted on as a law. Irvington Railroad Days was held May 17, and Shirley B. and Margaret planned to attend. Thanks, girls, for your work in selling cookbooks and cutlery. Liz reported that the County Afghan is being decided on, and the cost will be $40 and must be pre-ordered. The count trip is to Frankfort on June 19. Please make reservations by June 6. The country annual meeting and covered dish dinner will be on June 26 at 6:30

Edible Heirlooms

Mom’s Chunky Baked Potato Soup Submitted by Lanie Eden To submit your own recipe, e-mail

Whenever I tell folks I’m making potato soup, there is always a great deal of curiosity. I didn’t realize the secret to really delicious potato soup had eluded so many families and suddenly realized, that no one seems to make potato soup like my momma used to make for us. On a cold spring day, we would run home from school to find she had been simmering a five-gallon pot most of the morning. I wouldn’t even be up the front porch steps yet, before I could smell that wonderful soup. Years have passed and my own children now charge up the front porch steps of our family home into the very same wonderful memory.

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 23

Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Meade County Memorial Post 11404, will host a special benefit dance with all proceeds going to the Crusade for Children. The dance will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at VFW Post 11404 at 770 By-Pass Road in Brandenburg, and will include door prizes, raffles and more. Youth Convention at the Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church, just south of Buck Grove Road on Highway 144 at 7 p.m. EDT. For information call, 270-828-8107.

Saturday, May 24 Bennett-Bogard-Greer Cemetery meeting at 11 a.m. at the Battletown Community Park. Family members are urged to attend. Your support is needed. For more information call Lora Carson, 422-1131. Meade County Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, in the parking lot of Glad Tidings Christian Center. For more information call 270- 496-4268. HeartSaver pediatric first aid certification course, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the EMS training center, Corydon, Ind. For more information call 812- 738-7871. Otter Creek Park Water Play Area Dedication, 1 p.m. at Otter Creek Park, Brandenburg. .

Sunday, May 25

Meade County Saddle Club, Open Horse Show at 1 p.m., warm-ups at 11 a.m. Fackler Road, Payneville, Ky. For more information call Scotty Padgett, 270-668-9311, or Jennifer Lyons, 270-422-1932. Overeaters Anonymous (non-smoking), 7:30 p.m. at the Corydon Presbyterian Church. For information call 270-828-3406.

p.m. Awards will be given and husbands are invited. There will be a farm bureau breakfast on July 25. Kentucky Joe will be the speaker. Workers are Liz, Margaret, and Shirley B. and you need to be there at 6 a.m. The Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 8. We need new ideas for hand made articles. It was discussed and decided to continue for another year for the hostess cooking and serving the meal on meeting days. Shirley B. suggested a place we might go is Corydon, Ind., to the theater. The schedule of meetings for next year is: September, Ann; October, Liz; November, Shirley B.; December, Doris; January, Shirley A.; February, Theresa; March, Margaret; April, outing; May, Muriel. Old business: The trip last month was enjoyed by all that attended. The tasting event was well attended and

the recipes were very tasteful. International night was enjoyed by all that attended. Thanks to Mrs. Watts and Mrs. Corum. The outdoor grilling session is May 15. Jennifer Bridge and Loretta Skaggs will present the session. Sponsors are the Kentucky Cattlemen Association, Kroger and the Extension Office. The deadline for awards is May 27. Shirley Beavin has accepted another two-year term as county treasurer with the assistance of Marilyn Craycroft. A new vice-president is needed – anyone interested? Today’s lesson, “Main Dish Meals,” is given by Theresa. Meeting adjourned. A delicious meal was served by Liz using some of the recipes from today’s lesson. Liz then showed us her quilts and doll collection. We left saying goodbye to Liz and the Muggles.

Such a grand memory we are making together! This soup isn’t simply a delicious and very precious family heirloom, it’s also an extremely economical choice in this modern day. Truly, the best thing about this recipe is that you can live on it, and it’s so easy to make. Often, this soup will last for three nights in our household of 10. Making this recipe for less than the army I feed? Cut everything in half and you can’t go wrong. Mom’s Chunky Baked Potato Soup Ingredients: 1 10-pound bag of potatoes cleaned, peeled, cut into chunky bits 2 bags tiny tender baby carrots (chopped if you prefer them smaller) 2 sticks of butter 2 bags of fresh green onions (cleaned and chopped) 2 one-pound packages of ready cooked bacon 3 tablespoons Garlic powder or salt 6 cups of milk 2 to 3 cups of instant potato flakes Add chopped parsley, bacon, cheddar cheese and chives to garnish. Place all ingredients except for instant mashed potatoes into large kettle and fill with water till the potatoes are covered. Cook on high heat until potatoes and carrots are tender. Stir in 2-3 cups of instant potato flakes to thicken; this is the secret that makes this potato soup thick and creamy and it’s instantly finished. No. 1 rule is “substitute!” If you can’t afford pre-cooked bacon it’s not a problem. Purchase fresh cut bacon, precook and crumble into or onto soup. If you dislike garlic, use your favorite spice. You can even add broccoli or any other vegetable your family enjoys.

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NOTICE Allen’s S & T Hardware will be closed

May 24 through May 27 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)

to replace the roof of our main building damaged by the February 5 tornado. Thank you for your continued patronage. Shirley and Steve Straney.

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Monday, May 26 Meade County District schools dismissed for Memorial Day. Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Meade County Memorial Post 11404, will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Meade County Courthouse in Brandenburg at 11 a.m. Fort Duffield Civil War Days, will be held from noon to 6 p.m., and May 26, at 2 p.m. Early arrival suggested. No charge, please bring chair.

Tuesday, May 27 Understanding Religion, Pentecostal - learn what it means to be a certain religion, insight into why they believe what they do, 6 p.m., Meade County Public Library. Summer Reading Sign-ups through May 31st at the Meade County Public Library. Kids Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library. Overeaters Anonymous (non-smoking), 7:30 p.m. at the Corydon Presbyterian Church. For more information call 270-828-3406. Breast and Cervical Screening Event, at the Meade County Health Department. First 15 ladies to complete their screenings will receive a $10 gas card and other goodies. Call 422-3988 for an appointment.

Wednesday, May 28 Rock Ridge community block watch meeting, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Meade County Fire Department, station 2 off KY 933. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information call 270-828-6651. Yoga, 10 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Meade Public Library.

Thursday, May 29 Poetry Reading, 6 p.m. at the Main Street Café. Battletown Elementary, blood drive and chili supper. Brandenburg Primary, kindergarten program at 1 p.m. Payneville Elementary, kindergarten promotion at 1:30 p.m.



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Sarah Ann Dowell, 18, to Brain Evens Wear, 26, both of Brandenburg, Ky. Erika Rose Collins, 22, to Mathew Eugene Kendall, 22, both of Payneville, Ky. Lauren Kimberly Smith, 24, to Bruce Lee Caster, Jr., 26, both of Brandenburg, Ky. Polly June Johnson, 51, of Louisville, Ky. to Eddie Thomas Smith, Sr., of Radcliff, Ky. Laura Denise Haney, 38, to David Todd Branson, 37, both of Ekron, Ky. Sara Beth Kinney, 22, to Joshua Samuel Salings, 21, both of Corydon, Ind. Dana Danielle Lyston, 26, to Daniel Wayne Good, 27, both of Louisville.

Deed Transfers

Shaun Casey Bennett, Kristen Bennett, Meade County Bank, Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, Na., as trustee to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, Na., as trustee, 1.793 acre in Payneville, Ky. Mark Greenwell and Jvanna Greenwell to Regina Vinson and John A. Vinson, Sr., 1320 Rhodelia Road, Payneville, Ky., deed tax $110. Eric Clifford and Crystal Clifford to Gordon Board and Bernett Board, property in Meade County. Jeff Knott and Joyce Knott to David M. Burgoon, III, and Karen J. Burgoon, Lot 9 and 10 Rolling Acres in Meade County, deed tax $150. Larry Phillips and Linda Phillips, Lot 1 Burnett Estates, deed tax $43. Nancy E. Davis to Nathan E. Lahue AKA Nathan Evans Lahue and Christa F. Lahue, Lot 4 of Forrest Ridge Estates, deed tax $140. Roger J. Torres and Stephanie M. Torres to Don H. Henry, Lot 67 of Carter Subdivision, deed tax $145.50. Louis A. Yadon, III, and Janet Yadon to Sandra L. Byerly and Billy Joe Byerly, Lot 35 of Hobbs Estates. James F. and Rebecca J. Stiff, revocable living trust to Darrell R. Cheatham, 1.128 acres in Meade County, deed tax $37. George Johnson and Margaret Johnson to John S. Maddux and Cathy M. Maddux, Lot 217 in Greenbrier section of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $30. Gordon Board and Bernett Board to Bella Construction, LLC, Lot 4 of John Swan, Jr. Estates, deed tax $25. Sherry L. Barnes, unknown spouse of Sherry L. Barnes, Gordon Board, Bernett Board, Ricky Eugene Conley, unknown spouse of Ricky Eugene Conley, Alberta Jean Conley, unknown

spouse of Alberta Jean Conley, Sherry L. Barnes/unknown occupant, County of Meade, BAHS, a division of Bank of America, TCIFRE02, LLC F/K/A Nationscredit Financial Services Corporation, Assignee of Aames Capital Corporation to TCIFRE02, LLC F/K/A Nationscredit Financial Services Corporation, Assignee of Aames Capital Corporation, Lot 21 of Primrose Estates. Steven W. Aulbach and Karen M. Aulbach to Mark S. Pleis and Linda S. Pleis, Lot 2 of Park Place Estates, deed tax $6. Gene McGehee and Connie McGehee to Roger D. McIntire and Diana L. McIntire, Lot 52 of Jennings Knob Subdivision, deed tax $40. OB Properties to John S. O’Bryan and Wilma H. O’Bryan, 31.399 acres in Meade County. Clifton Robert Bopp and Maily Bopp to Nathan Whelan and Tia Whelan, property in Meade County, deed tax $20. Andrew S. Hawkins and Kara M. Hawkins to Anthony K. Sanders, Lot 79 in Hickory Hills Section of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $89. Jeffery O. Embry, Misty D. Embry, Heights Finance Corporation, and Chase Home Finance, LLC to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 21 in Oakwood Subdivision. Charles D. Ebel to Etta J. Ebel, Property in Meade County. Tammy J. Jordan and Kentucky Housing Corporation to Kentucky Housing Corporation, property in Meade County. Federal National Mortgage Association AKA Fannie Mae to Kevin Davis, 165 McCrary Road, Guston, Ky. Dr. Nettie G. King to Nettie G. King Realty, LLC, property in Meade County. Dr. Nettie G. King to Nettie G. King Realty, LLC, 5 tracts in Meade County. Dr. Nettie G. King to Nettie G. King Realty, LLC, property in Meade County. Cynthia Kay Cole to Stacy Ross Cole, Lot 378 of Doe Valley Greens in Doe Valley Subdivision. Earl Fitzgerald, William G. Plemmons, and Susan R. Plemmons, Mary Ann Plemmons AKA Mary Atwell, Mary Ann Atwell to Kosmos Cement Company, property in Battletown, Ky. Doe Valley Association, Inc. to Keith Smith and Janice Smith, Lot 479 in Havenwood section of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $5. BBURG, LLC to William T. Moore and Jessie M. Moore, Lot 54 of the Station Subdivision, deed tax $16.50. MAS 29th St#1, LTD, a Texas Limited Partner-

ship to Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, Lot 320 in Greenbriar, 140 & 177 in Audubon Woods, Lot 567 in Glenoaks, deed tax $102. Doe Valley Subdivision, Inc. to Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, Lot 100 in Hickory Hills, Lot 215 in Greenbriar, Lot 295 in Greenbriar, Lot 570 in Glenoaks, Lot 577 in Glenoaks, Lot 692, 708, 809, 849, 934, 721 in Wildflower Ridge, Lot 386 in Doe Valley Greens, Lot 318 in Pine Point, Lot 117, 176, 181, 233, 332, and 341 in Audubon Woods, Lot 120 in Doe Valley Park Estates, in Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $94. James T. Wilson and Frances Norris to Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, Lot 285 in Pine Point, deed tax $50. James T. Wilson and Frances Norris to Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, Lot 241 in Audubon Woods, deed tax $50.

Brandenburg Police Department 05-09-08 1:15 p.m. Vickie Albin of Corydon In. was backing up in a 2000 Dodge Caravan. The left front of Ms. Albin’s vehicle struck the right rear of a 2003 Ford Ranger owned by Barry Tankersley of Brandenburg. Ms. Albin’s vehicle received minor to moderate damage. Mr. Tankersley’s vehicle received minor damage. Report BPD08057 was filed by Officer Whited. 05-08-08 12:05 p.m. Stephanie M. Wardrip of Brandenburg was driving north on Christian Church Road when the tire of her 1997 Dodge blew out. Ms. Wardrip then went off the right side shoulder of the road and came to a stop. Ms. Wardrip’s vehicle received moderate damage. Report BPD08056 was filed by Officer Young. 05-06-08 6:45 p.m. Tayseer L. Lewis of Brandenburg was traveling south on KY 1051 in a 1995 GM Sonoma. Gerald N. Allen, Jr., of Brandenburg was traveling east on KY 1051 in a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Mr. Lewis stated that as he approached the intersection his light was red and he was unable to stop before colliding into Mr. Allen. Mr. Allen’s vehicle received minor damage and Mr. Lewis’ vehicle received very minor damage. Report BPD08055 was filed by Officer Whited.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Larry D. Benningfield of Guston,Ky. was stopped at a traffic light on KY 1051 in his 2004 Chevy 1500. Robert G. Linzoain of Tempe, Ariz., was travelling south on KY 1051 in a 2006 Chevy 2500. Mr. Linzoain stated that the sun was glaring on his windshield so he did not see the vehicle in front of him. He then collided into the rear of Mr. Benningfield’s vehicle. Both vehicles received moderate damage. Report 08-0123 was filed by Officer Robinson. 05-13-08 3:01 p.m. Dorinda Doutaz of Irvington, Ky., was traveling in her 1995 Ford across the entrance lane from KY 1051 into the Kroger parking lot. Trina R. Patty of Brandenburg had made a right turn from North KY 1051 in her 2004 Jaguar. Ms. Doutaz entered the path of Ms. Patty causing Ms. Patty to strike Ms. Doutaz. Ms. Doutaz’s vehicle received minor to moderate damage, while Ms. Patty’s vehicle received minor damage. Report 08-0124 was filed by Officer Wright. 05-13-08 4:40 p.m. Christopher Singleton of Vine Grove, Ky., was slowing to make a left turn from West US 60 onto Warren Drive in his 1982 Dodge. Livy Marsh of Hardinsburg, Ky., was westbound on U.S. 60 highway behind Mr. Singleton. Mr. Marsh stated he did not see any turn signals or brake lights activated on Mr. Wright’s, the brake lights and turning signals were working properly when he arrived at the scene. Mr. Marsh’s vehicle received moderate damage, while Mr. Singleton’s vehicle received minor to moderate damage. Report 08-125 was filed by Officer Wright. 05-17-08 1:15 a.m. A 1993 Pontiac Bonneville owned by Montgomery Imports left the roadway and struck a utility pole and snapped the pole in half. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene before officials arrived. Officials stated that there was a strong smell of alcohol inside the vehicle. The vehicle received severe damage. Report 08-127 was filed by Officer Matti. 05-17-08 8:42 p.m. Thomas A. Edsell of Rineyville, Ky., left the roadway and went airborne and flipped at least five times in his 1994 Saturn SL2. Two mailboxes were destroyed and the car ended upside down on a guide wire for a utility pole. The vehicle received very severe damage. Report 08-128 was filed by Officer Matti. 05-18-08 1:30 p.m. Courtney B. Felker of Brandenburg had her 2007 Ford Focus parked in a space unattended. Paul T. Hewlett of Brandenburg was attempting to park his 2004 Chevy

Trailblazer in the space next to Ms.Felker’s vehicle on the driver’s side. While pulling into the parking space, Mr. Hewlett struck Ms. Felker’s vehicle causing very minor damage to both vehicles. Report 08-129 was filed by Officer Robinson. 05-15-08 6:03 a.m. Derek Arredondo of Elizabethtown, Ky., was driving his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta when he fell asleep traveling North bound on KY 448, lost control of his vehicle, then exited the roadway and struck a utility pole causing Mr. Arredondo’s vehicle to receive severe damage. Report 08-0126 was filed by Officer Foster.

Building Permits 05-09-08 Bella Homes, Shot Hunt Road, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, single family dwelling. 05-09-08 Bella Homes, Shot Hunt Road, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, single family dwelling. 05-09-08 Bella Homes, Shot Hunt Road, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, single family dwelling. 05-06-08 Mike Rockwood, 4575 Stith Valley Road, Guston, Ky., 40142, single family

dwelling. 05-06-08 Todd McMahan, 440 Jennings Knob Road, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, shed. 05-06-08 Joseph Ray, 25 Single Court, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, garage. 05-06-08 Jimmy Jackson, 6215 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, deck. 05-07-08 James Bowshier, 1305 Medley Drive, Ekron, Ky., 40117, pool. 05-07-08 John Matt Pollock, 60 Blaine Court, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, deck. 05-08-08 Nancy Davis, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, single family dwelling. 05-08-08 Nancy Davis, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, single family dwelling. 05-08-08 Nancy Davis, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, single family dwelling. 05-08-08 Nancy Davis, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, single family dwelling. 05-08-08 Nancy Davis, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, single family dwelling. 05-08-08 Nancy Davis, Emmer Drive, Branden-

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burg, Ky., 40108, single family dwelling. 05-08-08 Amy Humphrey, Piping Rock, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, condo. 05-09-08 Amber Poole, Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, Ky. , 40108, double-wide, $82.50. 05-08-08 Nancy Davis, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, single family dwelling, $214. 05-07-08 Paul Wilson, 299 Gobblers Knob Road, Guston, Ky., 40142, 2006 singlewide, $55. 05-09-08 Bella Homes, Swan Lane, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, single family dwelling. 05-09-08 Linda Jennette, 675 Timberline Drive, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, 2006 double-wide, $82. 05-12-08 Pam Spears, 95 Blue Jay Court, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, pool. 05-12-08 Michael Anschutz, 690 Whelan Road, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, pool. 05-13-08 Stone Holdings, 651 Shamrock Road, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108, 1995 single-wide, $55. 05-14-08 Robert Haynes, 130 Allen Lake Road, Lot 5, Brandenburg, Ky. 40108, 1990 single-wide, $55. 5-14-08 April Crick, Ekron,Ky., 40117, 2008 double-wide, $82.50. 05-15-08 Wayne & Lynette Burrell, 7175 Big Bend, Battletown, Ky., 40104, 1983 single-wide, $55. 05-19-08 Allen Risen, 2925 Liberty Road, Battletown, Ky., 40104, pole barn. 05-19-08 Daniel Roma-


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no, 37 Gobbler Knob Road, Guston, Ky., 40142, handicap ramp. 05-19-08 Ted Decker, 265 Redbird Court, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, storm shelter. 05-20-08 Bella Homes, Swan Lane, Vine Grove, Ky., 40175, single family dwellings, $218.50.

District Court 05-14-08 Christopher Earl Harrison, 36, careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 07-30-08, jury trial 08-08-08. Tammy Lee Cundiff, 42, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 06-25-08. Ronald Dale Brown, 41, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense-pled guilty, fine $200 plus costs, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 4 days (24 hours credited), alcohol schoolKAPS, 90 days license suspension. Brian Christopher Crean, 23, reckless driving; disregarding stop sign; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs 2nd offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Theresa Diann McCullough, 42, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense; posses open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- continued 05-21-08. Cecil James Paul Wallace, 25, speeding 14 mph over limit-pled guilty fine $28




A101 Muldraugh (1242) 1 A101 Muldraugh (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 1 A102 Woodland (1242) 1 A102 Woodland (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 1 A103 Grahamton (1242) 0 A103 Grahamton (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 0 B101 Weldon-Doe Run (1242) 3 B101 Weldon-Doe Run (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 3 B102 Rock Haven-Doe Valley (1242) 2 B102 Rock Haven-Doe Valley (1242) 5 B102 Rock Haven-Doe Valley (eSLATE) 2 (TOTAL) 9 C101 Flaherty (1242) 1 C101 Flaherty (eSLATE) 1 (TOTAL) 2 C102 Guston (1242) 3 C102 Guston (eSLATE) 1 (TOTAL) 4 C103 Otter Creek (1242) 0 C103 Otter Creek (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 0 D101 Brandenburg West (1242) 3 D101 Brandenburg West (eSLATE) 1 (TOTAL) 4 D102 Ashcraft (1242) 4 D102 Ashcraft (eSLATE) 1 (TOTAL) 5 D103 Brandenburg East (1242) 2 D103 Brandenburg East (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 2 E101 Ekron (1242) 0 E101 Ekron (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 0 E102 Buck Grove (1242) 0 E102 Buck Grove (eSLATE) 2 (TOTAL) 2 E103 Garrett (1242) 0 E103 Garrett (eSLATE) 1 (TOTAL) 1 F101 Wolf Creek-Concordia (1242) 0 F101 Wolf Creek-Concordia (eSLATE) 2 (TOTAL) 2 F102 Battletown (1242) 0 F102 Battletown (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 0 F103 Payneville (1242) 1 F103 Payneville (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 1 F104 Sirocco Midway (1242) 0 F104 Sirocco Midway (eSLATE) 0 (TOTAL) 0 Absentee (eSLATE) 2 Paper Ballots 0 (TOTAL) 2 GRAND TOTAL 39



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plus costs; failure to wear seatbelt-pled guilty fine $25; license to be in possessionpled guilty fine $50. Jonathan N. Arndt, 22, 4 counts of dogs to be vaccinated against rabies; 4 counts of cruelty to animals 2nd degree; 4 counts dogs to be licensed-continued 05-21-08. Amanda Lynn Betlej, 27, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Theodore Calvin, Houchins, 38, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 06-04-08. Ronald Dale Goatley, 18, alcohol intoxication in a public place-pled guilty fine $25 plus costs; possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor-pled guilty fine $50. Jennifer Lynn Hall, 38, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Elizabeth J. Skaggs, 65, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. James Dale Temple, 55, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour, no public offenses, write no checks. Michael Ray Longacre, 53, criminal trespassing 1st degree; harassing communications- pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Stephen R. Clark, 42, public intoxication controlled substance; possession of controlled substance 3rd degree 1st offense drug unspecified; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st


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offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Carrie A. Whitson, 27, theft by unlawful taking shoplifting under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Eric B. Heller, 21, failure to wear seat belts; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Rebecca Eileen, 30, alcohol intoxication in a public place; disorderly conduct 2nd degree- pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Darrell Ray Keeling, 42, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. James Michael Williams, 43, speeding 22 mph over limit-pled guilty fine $44 plus costs. Larissa E. Stone, 20, speeding 17 mph over limit-pled guilty fine $34 plus costs; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-amend to no operators license in possessionpled guilty fine $50. Joshua E. Anderson, 22, speeding 26 mph over/ greater; reckless drivingfailure to appear. Yave Canela, 28, no/expired registration platesdismissed on proof. Christopher T. Roman, Jr., 18, no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptcontinue 05-28-08. Calvin William Willis, 34, operating on suspended/ revoked operators license; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security 1st offense; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt; no/expired

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registration plates-failure to appear. Elizabeth K. Meredith, 47, speeding 18mph over limit; operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensecontinue 05-21-08; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance-dismissed on proof shown. Tyler A. Fochtman, 20, improper use of blue lights; operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensepled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. Brandon J. Pike, 20, probation revocation hearing, 30 days jail revoked (1 day credit) pay restitution to Lisa Abbott through KAPS. Brandon J. Pike, 20, show cause deferred/ installment payment- continue 06-04-08. Brandon J. Pike, 20, show cause deferred/ installment payment- continue 06-04-08. Debra Dame, 52, 2 counts of theft by deception under $300-pled not guilty pretrial conference 05-28-08. James Lee Henderson, 26, operating on suspended/ revoked operators license, failure to wear seat beltsfailure to appear. Miguel Angel Ortiz Vega, 29, one headlight-pled guilty fine $25 plus costs; no/expired registration plates; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt-dismissed on commonwealth motion; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance 1st offense-pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years no public offense no driving without valid license and insurance. Darrell Ray Keeling, 42, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear.

Bryan E. Raines, 41, careless driving-dismissed on commonwealth motion; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol / drugs 1st offense-amended to reckless driving on commonwealth motion-pled guilty fine $100 plus costs, refusal suppressed by Judge. Jason Scott Blackaby, 25, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st offense-continued 05-21-08. Nickolas A. Skaggs, 19, review-remand per county attorney. Charles W. Hubbard, 46, fugitive from another state warrant required-dismissed without prejudice. Jessica L. Biddle, 22, wanton endangerment 1st degree-amended to wanton 2nd degree-pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (1 day credit) no close contact and stay 500 feet away from Sarah Gill, no public offenses, no alcohol, illegal drugs/ drug paraphernalia. Randall E. Greenwell, 49, possession of marijuana, use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pretrial conference 07-30-08 jury trial conference 08-08-08. Glenwood Prunell Jones, 43, 9 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pretrial conference 07-09-08 jury trial conference 07-11-08. Heather L. Thomas, 20, review-failure to appear. Kevin David Hurt, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place-pled guilty fine $25 plus costs. Theodore Calvin Houchins, 38, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-continue 06-04-08.

NEWS ‘Learn to sew for your home’ class to be offered A12 - The News Standard

By Jennifer Bridge CEA for Family and Consumer Sciences

If you have a desire to sew things for your home, this informational class is for you. Lottie Scheible, Master Clothing Volunteer will present this class. In this basic class, you will learn about sewing machines, tools, fabric and how to select and read patterns. In this five part series, you will complete a valance window treatment. The dates for this class are June 10, 17, 24 and July 1 and 8 and are being held at the Meade County Extension Of-

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fice. You must pre-register to attend. Class fee is $10. Class size is limited to six, so hurry and pre-register. If you have any further questions, contact the Extension Office at 422-4958 or Lottie Scheible at 422-7890. Prolong the life of your clothes With prices for everything on the rise, one simple way to save money is to prolong the life of your clothing. Proper care of your clothing can reduce your need to buy items as often and get the most from your clothing investments.

Below are some tips that will help you. •Allow clothing items at least a 24-hour rest period between each wearing. This includes shoes. •Air clothing after wearing and before it is stored. A good airing of several hours or overnight allows moisture from the body to evaporate and wrinkles to relax. Airing helps to naturally deodorize garments. •Treat and remove spots and stains as soon as possible — within 24 hours is best. Use “emergency” techniques when necessary. Be sure the person who does your laun-

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dry or dry cleaning knows where stains are located as well as the type of stain. Every laundry room should have a good stain-removal guide. •Never store clothing dirty. When allowed to remain, soil and/or stains may become permanent or cause permanent fabric damage. Soil and stains also attract insects. •Clothing should be washed or dry cleaned only when soiled. Over-washing or over-dry cleaning can limit a garment’s life-span. Freshen or renew garments between wearings by using a good clothes brush and airing.

•Rely on the garment label for care instructions. Garment manufacturers are required to include at least one appropriate care method with a garment. Avoid purchasing garments without care labels. •Keep several copies of the care label symbol guide close at hand for reference. It’s good to have one in the bedroom/closet and one in the laundry area. •Checked your laundering IQ recently? As fabrics, equipment and products change, so does garment care technology. Learn what’s new. •Teach family members how to do laundry properly.

It’s not something we know how to do by instinct. •Select a dry cleaner with as much care as you would choose your doctor or dentist. The life of your clothing may depend on it. Using over-thecounter dry cleaning products to “dry clean” in your dryer does not take the place of a commercial dry-cleaner when garments are soiled or stained. •Remove garments from the dry cleaning plastic bag as soon as you get them home. Plastic bags trap moisture and odors, forcing them to penetrate or remain on the fabric.

Fort Knox Water Park to open Memorial Day Submitted by Fort Knox MWR


The large brick house that had sat at the corner of Dixie Highway and Highway 1638 in Muldraugh since WWI was loaded onto a wheeled platform and rolled down the highway late Wednesday night. The house, which once belonged to Fort Knox, was relocated less than a mile into town by its current owner, Muldraugh resident Woody Holston.

Lions Club a few members shy of reestablishment By Felicia Thompson

John Horton, the Lions Club Former District Governor, and Chuck Danison, the Lions Club District Governor, talked with citizens of Meade County about reforming the Meade County Lions Club during a meeting held Monday at the county extension office. The club needs 20 charter members to sign-up for enrollment before it can convene. As of Monday’s meeting, only a few more people are needed to join. The Lions are a community-based group that takes on the responsibility to improve the lives of everyone in their local community. There are several humanitarian services the Lions are involved with, such as making Christmas baskets and collecting turkeys near Thanksgiving.

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The Fort Knox Water Park is an outdoor, splashing, good time and a great way to beat the heat. The Water Park has several unique activities designed for water fun. The 25-meter pool features zero depth entry, a 70-foot tube slide, a 70foot open slide, a giant water cascading mushroom, water spouts and a water challenge course — with floating logs and lily pads. There is also an enclosed wading pool and playground for toddler fun. A large sundeck with umbrellas and chairs surrounds the pool. Changing locker rooms and lockers are also available. The water park also includes the “Lagoon Eatery” snack bar and an eating area with tables and umbrellas. There are several special events held throughout the summer at the water park. These events offer reduced admission prices, guest

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Potential Lions Club members discuss reestablishing a Meade County club at a meeting held Monday night. The Leos Club of Meade County — which is the children’s version of the Lions Club — hosted a food drive in February for community members after the Feb. 4 tornado that hit the county. A major project Lions Clubs across Kentucky are focusing on currently is preventing blindness. The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation sponsors a program called

“Kid Sight,” which aims to prevent blindness by detecting warning signs in children before the age of five. To become a member of the Lions Club of Meade County by completing an application and paying a $30 membership fee, visit www. or contact District Governor 43-N Chuck Danison by calling 501-4370321.

The Crusade began in 1954, and local fire companies soon became a dominant source of the fundraising that was held each year for the Crusade. The event will be held June 6-8. Meade County Fire Protection District Chief Larry Naser said the county’s fire department had been participating in the event since the early 1960s. “The original fire department was Pleasure Ridge Park in the early ‘50s,” Naser said. “It took off like wildfire from there.”


The Fort Knox Water Park features several slides, water fountains and a water challenge course. appearances, snack bar freebies, prizes and special decorations. The water park is a great place to host your own special event. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more patrons. The water park is available for private rental. The water park will be open weekends only July 6 through Labor Day. Operating hours are adjusted in August after schools open.

Daily admission is $3 or $4, with group rates, 10 visit punch cards rates; private rental rates also available. The water park — located at 5539 Chaffee Avenue behind Devers Youth Center) — is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 502-624-1253 or visit

Naser said the department begins preparing for the next year’s Crusade the day after the event concludes. “We start again the day after we finish,” he said. Road blocks, 5k runs, car shows and luncheons are some of the ways his district collects money throughout the year. He said more road blocks — during which firefighters stand at busy intersections and ask vehicle drivers and passengers for donations — will occur over the next few weekends. Billy Joe Vowels, a Flaherty firefighter and Crusade for Children organizer, said the Flaherty department sets high goals every year, and the firefighters surprise themselves

when they manage to exceed their expectations. “It amazes me every year how much people just give and give,” Vowel said. County fire departments are planning to hold their door-to-door donation drives over the next several weekends before the Crusade. Vowel said the door-todoor collections have become a much bigger task than it was 15 years ago due to growth in the area, but Flaherty firefighters will be out and about again this year, asking for donations. For more information about how to donate to Crusade for Children, contact your service district fire station.


Ben Achtabowski, Sports Editor (270) 422-4542

COVERAGE IDEAS With summer approaching The News Standard would love to print stories and stats on local recreational and sporting programs. Please send story ideas, player of the week nominations and pictures to sports@thenewstandard. com or call 422-4542.

THE TEAMS Baseball District Overall W L W L Hancock Co. 3 1 14 13 Breck Co.



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Young tennis team makes it to state By Ben Achtabowski Yesterday, Jonah Cundiff and David Medley did something no Meade County tennis player has done in 12 years — compete for a state championship. The doubles team played against the top teams in the state at the University of Kentucky tennis courts in Lexington, Ky. “We’re happy,” Medley said. “It feels good to make it this far.” What’s even more remarkable than breaking a 12-year state competition drought, is the fact both Cundiff and Medley picked up a tennis

racquet for the first time two and a half years ago. “It’s very impressive to make it to this level after playing only two and a half years,” said Meade County head tennis coach Mark Zweifel. “The players they will meet at state play every day, practice and have tennis pro’s coach them. They have had racquets in their hands since they were six years old. “Then you have two kids from Meade County, and they picked up a racquet two-and-a-half-years ago and now they are playing with these kids who have been playing for 12 years.

That’s impressive.” What the duo may lack in experience is compensated for in other aspects of their game. First is their athleticism. Their speed, agility and strength are what allow them to edge most opponents. “The big key with them is their athleticism,” Zweifel said. “Their solid play near the net and athletic ability really helps them on the court.” Cundiff also plays on the Meade County soccer team. The skills he has on the soccer field, such as footwork and coordination, conve-

niently transfers onto the tennis court. “The footwork in soccer really helps me on the court,” Cundiff said. “I move to the ball a lot faster because of soccer.” There’s no question both Cundiff and Medley are well-rounded athletes, but that’s not the sole reason they have qualified for such an advanced level of play. “You take two athletes of their caliber on the court and they are going to do well,” Zweifel said. “It’s understanding tennis and having tennis sense that makes them so good.”



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Lack of hitting plagues Lady Waves in district By Ben Achtabowski Two-out hits are crucial in any softball game. With bases loaded and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, the Breckinridge County Tigers’ Megan Aldridge had the biggest hit of the District 11 Tournament Championship game on Wednesday night. She hit a line drive shot down the left field line to score two runs and take the lead, 5-3, against the No. 1 seeded Meade County Lady Waves. With critical hits coming at the right time for the Tigers, conversely, the Lady Waves struggled to transfer base runners into runs. “They flat out hit the ball better

than us,” said Meade County head coach Mike Harreld. “That’s the story of the game: they hit the ball better than us.” The Lady Waves stranded 11 runners on base during the game, including the bases being loaded in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. With the winning run at the plate, Maris Harreld struck out swinging to end the game with Breckinridge claiming the district tournament crown, 6-3. “I’m proud of the girls,” Harreld said. “They didn’t give up. We even had the winning run at the plate at the end. They gave themselves a


By Ben Achtabowski The nice thing about the district baseball tournament is that its a completely new season. The Meade County Greenwave baseball team’s regular season was rough. With only five victories in the season, the team hoped to step it up and claim some victories in the postseason. They did step up their game, but didn’t get the breaks like their district foe and first round opponent, the Breckinridge County Tigers.

Meade County lost in the first game in the district 11 tournament, 5-2, while the Tigers move on to play the No. 1 seed Hancock County Hornets. “I told them they really didn’t play horrible,” Greenwave head coach, Daren Snell said. “They had that one bad inning; other than that they played well.” The “bad inning” was the bottom of the fourth when Meade County relinquished their lead and gave up four runs. “I like (Breckinridge’s) lineup,”

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Above: Corey Bruce makes a diving catch on Tuesday night’s game. TOP: Johnathan Ives attempts to pick off a Breckinridge runner at first base.

Kahne shows he still has some left in tank By Buddy Shacklette DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Yes, for better or worse, Kasey Kahne is alive. After mulling around in a dormant state for the past couple of years, Kasey Kahne showed that he can still win a NASCAR race last Saturday night when he captured the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

“It feels pretty special to win this race,’’ said Kahne. “To get voted in by the fans — they voted us in — we didn’t even make our way in. The fans put us in the All-Star Race and hopefully we made them happy. Twenty-fourth to first, that’s the best that we can do.” Needless to say, Kahne got back into Victory Lane — and became a little richer — the hard way. Kahne, who pocketed $1

million for the win, did not qualify for the All-Star nonpoints race and got into the 24-car event via the fan’s voting. Other than the race’s 21 spots, three other drivers made the race via finishing top-2 in the preceding Sprint Showdown and one by getting voted in by the fans. Kahne, who hasn’t won in 52 starts, had a strong run

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Stuart Pepper team performs at state meet

CLOCKWISE (starting from top left): Marley Stanfield pulls away from the competition. Jordan Mattingly runs the 1600 meter event. April Level keeps her stride in the 3200 meter run. Tyler Millay leaps over a hurdle. Ashley Madden passes a runner. April Level starts off in the 3200 meter run. Alex Reese heaves the shot put. Dylan Andrews finishes the 200 meter dash.


Girls team finishes 9th in state; high school teams prepare for region meet By Ben Achtabowski

Meade County track has had an impressive year. After last Saturday’s showing at the Middle School State Tournament in Lexington, Ky., the year has gotten even more impressive. The Lady Wave middle school track team finished ninth out of 55 teams with a score of 25 points. Woodford County won the meet with 92 points. Of the 25 points scored, Marley Stanfield contributed 20 of them. She took first place in both the 400 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. “She’s an awesome kid, academically she excels, she’s a team leader, who’s very positive,” said Stuart Pepper Middle School head coach, Kimberly Hampton said. “She’s just a great all around kid.” Not only has Stanfield excelled in the middle school division, she has consistently beaten high school competition all year for the Lady Wave high school team. “This isn’t something that happens very often,” Hampton said. “We’re happy to have her on board. She’s breaking record after record and we know there’s more to come.” April Level finished fifth in the 3200 meter run with a time of 12:43.90. Here are the results from the meet, along with results of the Meade County High School’s meet at St. Xavier on Saturday. Results: Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 23 Meade County 10:54.88 1) Mattingly, Jordan 08 2) McMahan, Brandon 08 3) Merski, Malichi 08 4) Andrews, Dylan 07 Girls 100 Meter Dash 54 Medley, Megan 15.48 Boys 100 Meter Dash 50 Andrews, Dylan 14.49 Girls 1600 Meter Run 44 Madden, Ashley 7:00.97 Boys 1600 Meter Run 55 Mattingly, Jordan 6:15.47 Girls 400 Meter Dash 1 Stanfield, Marley 58.95 Boys 400 Meter Dash 35 Hammock, Christian 1:05.85 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 22 Millay, Tyler 51.80 Boys 800 Meter Run 13 McMahan, Brandon 2:29.78 Girls 200 Meter Dash 1 Stanfield, Marley 26.70

Boys 200 Meter Dash 42 Andrews, Dylan 28.97 Girls 3200 Meter Run 4 Level, April 12:43.90 Boys 3200 Meter Run 17 Merski, Malichi 11:58.62 Boys 4x400 Meter Relay 19 Meade County 4:25.32 1) Andrews, Dylan 2) Hammock, Christian 3) Millay, Tyler 4) McMahan, Brandon Girls Shot Put 35 Reese, Alex 22-08.25 Boys Shot Put 19 Arnold, Dakota 34-10.50 Girls Discus Throw 41 Reese, Alex 37-00 Boys Discus Throw 16 Arnold, Dakota 90-10 Women - Team Rankings 19 Events Scored 1) Woodford County 90 2) Marshall Middle 46 3) North Laurel 44 4) North Oldham 30 4) Edythe J. Hayes 30 6) Elizabethtown 29 7) Burns Middle School 26 7) North Hardin 26 9) Meade County 25 10) St. Edward School 23 Men - Team Rankings 19 Events Scored 1) North Oldham 74 2) Paducah 64 3) Edythe J. Hayes 44 4) Burns Middle School 32 5) Green County 30 6) Winburn Middle School 29 7) Bell County 28 8) Adams Middle School 23 9) East Jessamine 22.50 10) John Hardin 18 St. X meet results: Girls 4x800 Meter Relay 8 Meade County ‘A 11:26.56 1) Dukes, Stephanie 2) Lancaster, Christina 3) Estep, Stormy 4) Smith, Cynthia Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 7 Meade County ‘A’ 8:51.81 1) Buttram, Gabe 2) Blair, Tyler 3) Hager, Cody 4) Medley, Chad Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 5 Brown, Tiffany 17.02 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 10 Meade County ‘A’ 2:07.76 1) Kelch, Natasha 2) Shacklett, Jalisa 3) Monchilovich, Tara 4) Reardon, Miranda Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 13 Meade County ‘A’ 1:42.53 1) Fackler, Kyle 2) McKee, Nathan 3) Backstrom, Charles 4) Brown, Marshall Girls 1600 Meter Run 13 Smith, Cynthia 6:15.56 Boys 1600 Meter Run 26 Hamlet, Steven 5:05.32 Girls 4x100 Meter Relay 7 Meade County ‘A’ 1:01.00

1) Kelch, Natasha 1 2) Shacklett, Jalisa 3) Monchilovich, Tara 4) Reardon, Miranda Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 12 Meade County ‘A’ 50.32 1) Fackler, Kyle 2) McKee, Nathan 3) Backstrom, Charles 4) Brown, Marshall Girls 400 Meter Dash 5 Brown, Tiffany 1:03.45 Boys 400 Meter Dash 20 Buttram, Gabe 57.06 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 19 Brown, Marshall 52.04 Girls 800 Meter Run 1 Jenkins, Shelby 2:25.84 9 Dukes, Kim 2:40.15 Boys 800 Meter Run 14 Medley, Chad 2:10.94 Girls 3200 Meter Run 7 Dukes, Stephanie 14:05.77 8 Lancaster, Christina 14:22.77 Boys 3200 Meter Run 17 Blair, Tyler 11:21.85 Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 4 Meade County ‘A’ 4:24.68 1) Brown, Tiffany 2) Jenkins, Shelby 3) Reardon, Jaci 4) Dukes, Kim Boys 4x400 Meter Relay 8 Meade County ‘A’ 3:54.83 1) Buttram, Gabe 2) Hamlet, Steven 3) Hager, Cody 4) Medley, Chad Boys Shot Put 2 Popham, Matt 43-11.00 Girls Discus Throw 6 Miller, Emily 85-11 8 Lepou, Brittany 84-11 Boys Discus Throw 4 Popham, Matt 124-06 Girls Long Jump 13 Kelch, Natasha 12-01.50 Event 32 Boys Triple Jump 11 Backstrom, Charles 33-07.25 12 McKee, Nathan 29-11.75 Girls High Jump Morgan, Jessie 4-04.00 Women - Team Ranking 18 Events Scored 1) St. Henry District 142 2) Lloyd Memorial 108 3) Male 92 4) North Hardin 89 5) Butler 84 6) Central 67 7) duPont Manual 54 8) Meade County 35 9) Assumption 26 10) Mercy Academy 3 11) Lloyd B 1 Men - Team Rankings 18 events scored 1) St Xavier 165 2) Male 124 2) North Hardin 124 4) Central 67 5) Lloyd Memorial 54 6) duPont Manual 50 7) Butler 47 8) Trinity 22 9) Western Brown OH 19 10) Meade County 18 11) Iroquois 5 12) St. Xavier Varisty 2 2

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According to Zweifel their “tennis sense� has made them that much easier to coach, too. “They are both very coachable,� he said. “What makes it easy to coach them, is they have that “tennis sense� and knowledge. They know what the game is all about. They can fix things out on the court. I can talk to them and tell them what to change and they can fix it.� The pair ’s other asset is its apparent camaraderie on and off the court. Cundiff and Medley’s friendship began years before they decided to pair up on the tennis court. “We went to elementary school together and we’ve been friends ever since,� Cundiff said. “It really helps out on the court.� The two have different personalities that mesh well. “Jonah’s the quiet one and David is the cut-up,� Zweifel said. “David’s the joker — he likes to joke all the time, while Jonah is laid-back and quiet. They make a good team that way.� Last year, Cundiff was the team’s number one singles player, but during the offseason, he asked his coach if he and Medley could pair up to form the number one doubles team. Zweifel was hesitant, but is happy he let them

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in the Showdown, but got into the All-Star event via the fan’s vote and made the most of the opportunity. Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth were the dominant cars early on, but it was Kahne who got the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge to the front for the first time in two years. “That was awesome and a really great effort put forth by (crew chief) Kenny Francis and all the guys on that team,’’ said Gillett Evernham Motorsports co-owner, Ray Evernham. “I really want to thank the fans because if it wasn’t for their vote, we wouldn’t have been in the race. We won the race.� The win didn’t officially bring an end to Kahne’s 52-race winless drought, but it certainly lifted the spirits of a driver and team that hadn’t won since winning at Charlotte on October 14, 2006. Kahne went all last season without a win and had made 11 starts this season without getting to Victory Lane. Now, suddenly, he is

play together. The rest is history. In their first year together, the two Meade County juniors collected eight wins in 12 matches. They took the number three seed in the region and finished in third place after losing a tough battle to eventual region champions, LaRue County’s Terry Caven and Dylan Parr. To date, LaRue County has given Cundiff and Medley three loses in three matches during the season, but each match has been exponentially more competitive than the last. In the regional match, Meade County was up 5-4 in the first set, but eventually lost, 7-5. In the second set, the pair lost 6-2 in a deceivingly competitive match. “Jonah and David had that momentary lapse where they lost concentration,â€? Zweifel said of the first set in the LaRue match. “They played a great match against LaRue. They showed how much talent they had. “They need a little more mental toughness. They got down in that second set. I told them they have to get past it ‌ what’s done is done.â€? But the pair ’s aggressiveness is something they take in pride in. “We both try to take away the net,â€? Cundiff said. “We try to stay aggressive and get to the net as fast as we can.â€? Most doubles matches in tennis are won at the net. Zweifel says whoever owns the net owns the

one of the favorites heading into this weekend’s CocaCola 600. “That was an awesome run for the Budweiser Dodge, and it’s a lot of validation for all the hard work all those guys on this team have put into this program,’’ said Francis. “We have to really thank the fans for voting us into the race- that makes it pretty special. We’re really excited to win for all the fans that voted us into the race.’’ Now the question remains as to when, and if, Kahne can win a points race. Just two years ago Kahne won a series-best six races, made The Chase and finished eighth in the final points standings. He was one of the favorites to make The Chase heading into last season, but one top-five finish and eight top-10 runs resulted in a 19th place points standing by season’s end. Kahne’s all-star run may be the boost that not just him, but the rest of Gillett Evernham Motorsports needs. Teammate Elliott Sadler sits 28th in the points and Patrick Carpentier is 41st — while still needing to qualify for races each week.


By Chris Richcreek 1. The 2005-06 Philadelphia Phillies had back-to-back winners of the All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby. Name them. 2. Name the last former major-league pitcher to win a World Series as a manager. 3. Name the first Grambling player coached by Eddie Robinson to end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 4. True or false: Two No. 2 seeds have never met in the final of the NCAA Tournament for men’s basketball. 5. The Edmonton Oilers set an NHL record in 2007-08 for most shootout wins in a season. How many was it? 6. Who was the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics? 7. When was the last year before 2007 that golfer Annika Sorenstam failed to win at least one tournament? Answers 1. Bobby Abreu in 2005 and Ryan Howard in 2006. 2. Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988. 3. Defensive lineman Willie Davis. 4. True. 5. Fifteen shootout wins. 6. Wilma Rudolph (100m, 200m, 400m) 7. 1996


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TOP: Jonah Cundiff hits the ball earlier in the season. LEFT: David Medley serves the ball in the first match of the season. The two competed in the state tournament at UK on Thursday.


match. While Medley feels the strongest part of his game is the net play, Cundiff feels his forehand can be devastating to many opponents. However, they both agree each of their serves need much improving. Zweifel agreed with the two. “They have to work on their serves,� he said “Although they have improved a lot this year on

their serves, they really have to work on their second serves.� “They need to be consistent. The mortal sin in doubles is not getting the ball in play. You can’t double fault points away.� As the duo move forward to state, they’re preparing to head into unfamiliar waters, facing teams from Lexington, Ky., Paducah, Ky., and Louisville. “I really don’t know

what to expect,� Medley said. “It’s our first time being at state, but it’s pretty exciting.� Many of the teams they faced on Thursday are members of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) junior circuit. Due to a flawed system in Kentucky, high school tennis players only have to play four high school matches to qualify for the postseason. They play the four matches early in the season then head south to play in the USTA juniors circuit. That experience usually allows those players to enter the Kentucky regional tournaments and manhandle the competition. “Some of the regional managers and coaches have complained because if you’re going to play for your high school team then you play for your high school team,� Zweifel said. “But that’s how it is and we just have to play the best we can.� Another setback that has hindered the Meade County tennis team is the lack of public courts. There are only six tennis courts in Meade County — all of which are private. The shortage of accessible courts has lead to players lacking significant experience — like Cundiff and Medley. While other communities offer ample practice courts, local tennis players are left without room to play. “I would love to get little kids out and playing when they are young, but its


hard to do without public courts,â€? Zweifel said. “For some reason tennis is not as big as it was in Meade County years ago.â€? In the end, Cundiff and Medley have overcome many odds against them, and they look to overcome even more. “I told them they were a year away from state and they got mad,â€? Zweifel said. “That’s alright. It’s okay to have a little anger out there on the court. They thought I wasn’t giving them the credit they deserve. I’m glad they proved me wrong.â€? But the state tournament is a completely different monster. “I hope the state doesn’t get in their heads,â€? Zweifel said. “I don’t want them to get overwhelmed. They’re just playing a bunch of people they’ve never seen before. But they deserve to be there. They need to know that.â€? They have proved to be a formidable doubles team to anyone in the state. That can be attribute its success to dedication and hard work. “They have done all the work,â€? Zweifel said. “I haven’t done anything ‌ They have put in the time and the work in the offseason. They work their butts off when I ask them to. They have done all the hard work, I just sit behind the fence and occasionally tell them what to do.â€? Check next week’s issue of The News Standard for a round-up of Cundiff and Medley’s performance in the state tournament.

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TOP: Kayla Padgett fumbles a grounder during Wednesday’s game. BOTTOM (Left): Lori Fox makes contact with the ball. (Right) Maris Harreld pitches to a Breckinridge batter.

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chance to win the game. I don’t feel like we beat ourselves.” Maris Harreld started the game on the mound for the Lady Waves and pitched a no-hitter in the first two innings of the game. During the top of the third, the Tigers drew first blood with a two-out hit by Kayln Whitworth. Her single scored two runs to break the tie, 2-0. The Lady Waves answered back in the bottom of the inning when Kristin Benton scored Kayla Padgett from second base. The ball rolled to the outfield fence after it was misplayed by Breckinridge’s centerfielder and Benton ended up on third base. Two plays later, Benton was caught in a pickle and thrown out at third base to record the second out of the game. Erin Sireno then reached first base with a single and Lori Fox reached on a fielding error to put runners in scoring position. The Lady Waves failed to produce any more runs in the inning, leaving the score 2-1, and continued the theme of untimely hitting. During the top of the fifth, the Tigers then scored its third run of the game with another two-out hit, 3-1. Meade County tied the game in the bottom of the inning, when they finally received some clutch hitting. Cindy Padgett led off the inning with a single. Sireno followed up with a walk to put runners on first and second. Fox moved the runners over with a hard

grounder to the right-side of the field. Padgett and Sireno were set up on second and third with two outs. In the batter ’s box was one of the Lady Waves’ leading RBI hitters: Amanda Smith. She hit a hard shot to the shortstop, Carrie Himmelhaver. Himmelhaver was unable to make the play, scoring Padgett from third base to cut the lead, 3-2. Meade County got another huge hit from Malory Wathen to score Sireno and knot it up, 3-3. But that was the last time Meade County manufactured a run in the game. “We got to make the hits when runners are in scoring position,” Harreld said. “We had a layoff from Saturday to Tuesday. It’s hard to come back and hit the ball.” Maris Harreld pitched five and twothirds innings, giving up three runs and striking out five. “We were pitching from behind the whole game,” Harreld said. “We can’t do that.” Benton had two hits for the Lady Waves, while Cindy Padgett, Smith and Wathen each contributed two hits. Smith had an RBI and Kayla Padgett score twice. The Lady Waves move on to the regional tournament, which will be played at Owensboro Catholic High School on Monday. To be successful Meade County has to get their bats going again. “We’re going to hit more in practice,” Harreld said. “We need to hit more game-type situations during practice.” Check next week’s issue of The News Standard for a recap of the regional tournament.

thrown good enough to win. But a couple errors here and there and it doesn’t go that way.” From page B1 In the sixth inning, Daniel Allen and Smith were on first and second with two Snell said. “They got the job done and we outs, but didn’t advance any further. didn’t. That’s how it goes.” In the seventh, a two out rally was The fourth inning started out 1-1. The brewing when J.D. Hardesty hit a sharp Greenwave took control of the lead when grounder up the middle. Daniel DeRosBrenton Smith hit a single through the left sett then hit a hard grounder that slipped side of the infield. underneath the first baseman’s glove. Smith scored when Justin Amburgey hit With runners on the corner, one of the a hard chopper up the middle of the field. hottest hitters of the night, Smith, hit a The run gave Meade County its first and ground ball to second base and almost only lead in the game, 2-1. beat it out. The next batter and starting pitcher, Smith ended the night going 2-3. He Johnathan Ives, was hit by a pitch to put scored a run and stole a base. runners on first and second with one out. Amburgey also went 2-3 on the night However, the team didn’t capitalize with an RBI and a double. Hardesty added on the potential big inning and ended up two hits on the night with a stolen base. stranding the two runners. The game ended — along with the During the bottom of the fourth, the Ti- Greenwave season. gers found themselves in the same scoring But all is not lost as the young team gained position as the Greenwave earlier in the in- much needed experience this season. ning. Breckinridge instead took advantage “They are going to take the experience of the occasion. they got this year and that will help out a With one out and runners on first and lot next year,” Snell said. “Lack of experisecond, the game was tied back up, 2-2, ence really hurt us this year.” when a single down the right field line The team lost its entire infield from the scored the runner from second. year before due to graduation. This year Two more runs were scored when a Ti- the team was made up of mostly underger batter hit a double that barely soared classmen and only one senior started. passed Greenwave centerfielder J.D. HardErrors plagued the team all season long. esty’s head. Most of the players had never performed The fourth run of the inning was scored at the varsity level until this season. Snell when Ives struck out a Breckinridge bat- felt the inexperience with speed caught ter for the third out. But the ball got away many of the players off guard. from catcher Alex Furnival and the runner “The speed of the varsity game is a lot ran to first. Furnival threw the ball to first different than the speed of JV and freshmen base, but was late and the runner on third games,” he said. “Most kids don’t realize scored the last run of the game, 5-2. that until they get out there and play.” “There were two runs that inning we With a season of varsity play under most shouldn’t have given up,” Snell said. of the Greenwave’s belts the team looks During next three innings, the Green- forward to be seasoned and more prepared wave threatened with several base run- for a successful run next year. ners, but never converted them into runs. “We have a good group of kids coming Ives held the Tigers at bay the rest of back,” Snell said. “We have several key juthe game. He pitched six innings with six niors coming back and a lot of sophomores strikeouts. He gave up five runs on five that will come and play for us. hits. “The next couple years we should be “Ives pitched well enough to win,” Snell real good. Probably the next three or four said. “The last four or five games he’s years we’ll be good.”


TOP: Daniel DeRossett throws to second base in attempt to turn a double play. BOTTOM (left): Brenton Smith gets one of his two hits against Breckinridge on Tuesday night. (Right) Corey Bruce chased down a ball at Tuesday night’s game.

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HENDERSON, Ky. — Memorial Day weekend at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson will be full of outdoor activities like fishing and hiking, as well as playing bingo and learning how to make a clay pot. One of the weekend’s highlights will be a parade of patriotically decorated bicycles, scooters, wagons, strollers and other modes of transportation. Scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, the parade will wind its way through the park’s expansive campground. Bring your wheels to the campground shelter at 2 p.m. to decorate them with red, white and blue balloons, streamers and crepe paper. Other highlights of the weekend include getting to know live native reptiles better at 2 p.m. on Saturday and fishing on Recreation Lake starting at 9 a.m. Monday. All the weekend’s activities are free and open to the public. Here’s the complete schedule of activities planned for Audubon’s

Memorial Day weekend: Friday, May 23 10 a.m. Sand Art — Make intriguing patterns using layers of colored sand that you pour into decorative plastic containers. Take this artful project home with you to brighten up your own space. Activity Location: Campground Shelter. Length: One hour. Ages: Seven and up. 2 p.m. Eagle Glen Trail Hike — Join one of our naturalists on a hike along the Eagle Glen Pet Trail and learn more about the wildlife and plants that call Audubon Park their home. Make sure to wear your hiking shoes. Activity Location: Begin at the entrance to the Campground. Length: One to 1.5 hours. Ages: All and children under eight need adult supervision. 7 p.m. S’mores — As the sun is beginning to set, come and sit by the fire and eat a s’more or two and enjoy a bit of recorded Bluegrass music. This will be a tasty end to an early summer day. Activity Location: Meet at Campground Shelter. Length: One hour. Ages: All.


Many outdoors activities are planned for a festive Memorial Day weekend celebration at John James Audubon State Park, including a special patriotic parade. Saturday, May 24 10 a.m. Hands-On-Clay — Have you ever wanted to make a clay pot on a potter’s wheel? Everyone can join Albert Bauman as he dazzles you with his clay creations. Albert is a potter, storyteller, and musician who will help you make a clay pot that you’ll be able to keep. Activity Location: Campground Shelter. Length: One hour plus. Ages: All. 2 p.m. Remarkable Reptiles — Reptiles are often feared and misunderstood animals. We’ll take a closer look at a few live native reptiles. We’ll discover what makes them different from other animals and their

important role in nature. Activity Location: Campground Shelter. Length: 45 minutes. Ages: All ages. 4 p.m. BINGO — Bring out the whole family and enjoy an hour of bingo! We will play a variety of bingo games including traditional, cover-all, and more. Come test your luck and possibly win a prize. Activity Location: Campground Shelter. Length: One hour. Ages: Adults and supervised children are welcome. Sunday, May 25 2 p.m. Memorial Day Parade Preparation — Meet at the Campground Shelter to decorate your bicycles, scooters, wagons and floats

for the Memorial Day Parade. We’ll have lots of red, white and blue streamers, balloons and crepe paper. Cool lemonade will be served to quench your thirst. Where? Campground Shelter. How Long? One to 1 ½ hours. Who? All ages. 3 p.m. Memorial Day Campground Parade — Everyone loves a parade, and you will too when you join us for a real live parade around Audubon’s Campground. Bring your bicycles, tricycles, scooters, motorcycles, wagons and strollers for a red - white & blue celebration! Where? Campground Shelter. How Long? 45 minutes. Who? All ages. Monday, May 26 9 a.m. Fishing Fun — Join us for fishing fun on the lake. We provide the equipment. All you need to bring is the desire to learn how to fish and a little bit of luck. Activity Location: Meet at the Boat Dock on the Recreation Lake. Length: 1.5 hours. Ages: All. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Audubon State Park is located at 3100 US Hwy. 41 North, near the banks of

the Ohio River just north of Henderson. The park boasts a museum with the world’s largest collection of Audubon’s wildlife art. The museum also features exhibits about the painter’s life in Henderson, where he came with his family to operate a small mercantile business and devote himself to exploring the surrounding wilderness and sketching the wild birds he found there. The park has four picnic shelters and offers overnight accommodations in six cottages and a 69-site campground, as well as hiking, fishing, golf, tennis and other outdoor activities. For more information, call the park at 270-8262247. The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges —more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://

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FRANKFORT — Last spring and early summer, unusually dry weather troubled our minds. This spring, it seems as though it’s rained three out of every five days since March. When you add this season’s cool blustery weather, it affects the timing of the bluegill spawn. “Usually at this time of year, bluegill and other sunfish swarm the banks preparing to reproduce. They may have started doing their thing and backed off because of the temperatures,” said Gerry Buynak, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The only problem this year is cool weather.” Water temperatures vary widely across the state. Rob Middleton of the Minor Clark Fish Hatchery near Morehead reported water temperatures in the rearing ponds at 55 degrees earlier this week. Central Fisheries District Biologist Kerry Prather reports water temperatures at Boltz Lake in north-central Kentucky at 63 degrees. “The bluegill are just starting to come into the shallows,” Prather explained. “They are staging. Females are still swollen with eggs. As soon as air temperatures rise and get the water temperatures into the upper 60s, there will be an onslaught. They’ll be on.” Bluegill in some parts of the state may already be in the shallows. “I fished a tournament out of Barren River Lake last weekend and water temperatures started in the upper 60s in the morning and rose into the lower 70s by afternoon,” said Jeff Crosby, assistant central fisheries biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “In the southern part of the state, they may already be spawning.” You can find bluegill by

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Wet, cool weather has affected the timing of the bluegill and other sunfish spawn this spring, causing anglers to alter their fishing methods. looking for their whitish, circular nests on shallow flats. They also hold along weedlines, near downed trees or in brush. A 1/32- to 1/16-ounce feather jig, commonly called a Popeye jig, tipped with a wax worm, red worm or mealworm is hard to beat right now. You can fish this rig suspended under a bobber or crawl the baited hook right on the bottom. The fish will let you know which technique is most effective. Switch between using a bobber and not using one until you start getting bites. When casting a light feather jig without a bobber, a mealworm may be the best choice. Thread the mealworm from the back end so the hook point ends up just behind the head. This keeps the feather jig somewhat weedless because the hook point is buried in the mealworm’s tough exoskeleton. This is a good rig to cast into bluegill nests. Fishing under a bobber with a size 6 or 8 hook threaded with redworms and a BBsized split shot just above the hook catches scores of bluegill each year in Kentucky. It worked for your grandfather and it works now. Toss this rig along weedlines or near any brush or downed trees. Crevices in the rock walls of cliff-lined reservoirs like Herrington Lake are an excellent place to cast this offering.

Anglers who live in Louisville, Frankfort and northern Kentucky can take advantage of great bluegill fishing close to home. Lakes in the Fishing in Neighborhoods program received stockings of catfish and bluegill in early May. These lakes include Miles Park Lake No. 4, located off U.S. 60 in Louisville, which received 600 channel catfish and 600 bluegill. Tom Wallace Lake, located in the Jefferson Memorial Forest in southern Jefferson County, received 1,000 channel catfish and 1,000 bluegill. Upper Sportsman’s Lake, located at Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Headquarters in Frankfort, received 1,400 channel catfish and 1,400 bluegill. In northern Kentucky, Stein Community Park Lake off Alexandria Lane in Campbell County (formerly Alexandria Lake) received 200 channel catfish and 200 bluegill while Middleton-Mills Park Lake in Covington collected 1,200 channel catfish and 1,200 bluegill. For more information on the Fishing in Neighborhoods program, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Web site at Pick up a free copy of the 2008 Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide, available wherever fishing licenses are sold. You may request a fishing guide by calling 1-800858-1549.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It was famed journalist and news anchor Edward R. Murrow who made the following sage observation: "Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar." •According to news reports, hundreds of people have been trekking to the remote Indonesian village of Curugsewu to see a new addition to its rather primitive zoo: a recently captured python. This isn't just any serpent, however; at 990 pounds and 49 feet long, it's the largest snake ever to be kept in captivity. It begs the question: How exactly do you go about catching a python of such immense size? •As summer approaches, you might want to keep in mind the fact that there are 1,500 known species of fleas and 9,500 known species of ants. Then again, that might be a factoid you'd rather forget. •Actor Tom Cruise attended 15 different schools when he was growing up.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek. Some seem more appealing than others. But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bravo to the determined Bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your Taurean tenacity to begin paying off by week's end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to consider stepping back from the task at hand for a while. This could help you get a better perspective on what you've done and what still needs to be done. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your keen Cancerian insight should help you determine whether a new offer is solid or just more fluff 'n' stuff. The clues are all there waiting for you to find them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being ignored is difficult for any proud Leo or Leona. But pushing yourself back into the spotlight might be unwise. Instead, let things work themselves out at their own pace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Trying to uncover a colleague's secret under the pretext of showing concern is illadvised. Control your curiosity to avoid raising resentment in the workplace. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect to hear good news about a loved one. Also, be prepared for some changes in several family relationships that could develop from this lucky turn of events. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some surprises are expected to accompany a number of changes that will continue through part of next week. At least one could involve a romantic situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to have faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace goal that suddenly seems out of reach is no problem for the surefooted Goat, who moves steadily forward despite any obstacles placed in his or her way. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Uncertainty about who is right and who isn't might keep you from making a clearcut decision. Wait until you know more about what you're being asked to decide. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful to keep your emotions in check when dealing with a demanding personal situation. You need to set an example of strength for others to follow. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an extraordinary ability to rally people to do their best. You would be a treasure as a teacher.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Genocide and what you can do to help One would think that in such an evolved age, people would have advanced beyond killing each other because of skin color or religion. Sadly enough, this is not the case. Every day targeted groups are being slaughtered in various parts of the world, including Darfur, a western region of Sudan, Africa. Genocide is the systematic killing of all people from a specific national, ethnic, or religious group — or it is an attempt to do so — according to the Encarta

World English Dictionary. several factions around The basic rundown of Sudan, which, unlike the what’s happening majority of groups in Darfur is a clash in Darfur, claim Time To between Muslim Grow Up themselves as Arab and Arab tribes. instead of Muslim. Because the SudaWomen are being nese government is raped, property is mostly linked with being seized, chilone certain tribe, dren are starving the Janjaweed, 2.5 to death, and hunmillion civilians dreds of thousands have fled from the of homes are being Felicia militia’s reign of Thompson torched. terror, according to Darfurians – the United States 230,000 have fled Holocaust Memorial Muse- from their homes to Suum’s (USHMM) Web site. dan’s western neighbor, The Janjaweed hail from Chad.

In 2004, the USHMM declared Darfur as a Genocide Emergency. Also in that year, the United States government concurred that genocide was being committed in Darfur. In March of the following year, the United Nations Security Council asked for an investigation into the circumstances in Darfur; the International Criminal Court did investigate and subsequently issued arrest warrants for militia leaders and a prominent Sudanese government official for

charges of crimes against humanity. So, what can we — as teenagers in Meade County — do to help? Talk. Look up www.ushmm. org/conscience/alert/darfur and gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening to people in Darfur. Once you’re more comprehensive of the subject, talk to your friends, family, and teachers at school — anyone who will listen. Get in contact with local, state or national legislators and tell them it’s important

that they do something as lawmakers to stop the Darfurian genocide. You can collect money for Darfurian relief efforts, help sponsor families in need, or donate essential items. There are endless things you can do to help, and every little bit counts. It’s difficult to fathom what these victims endure each day, but we — as free and able bodies — should bear the responsibility to help people who are forced into such unimaginable circumstances.

Flaherty Elementary hosts end-of-year celebration

Two classes of preschoolers from Flaherty and Muldraugh Elementary schools sang for their parents and family members at an end-of-the-year ceremony held on Wednesday, May 14, at Flaherty Elementary School. Tina Allen’s and Cindy Richards’ preschool classes performed, with the assistance of teacher aides, before receiving diplomas. Some students will advance to kindergarten in the fall, while others will return to preschool for an additional year.

TOP LEFT: Matthew Sale poses with his teacher, Mrs. Cindy Richards, before he receives his diploma. TOP RIGHT: Students twirl ribbons during a one song performance. BOTTOM LEFT: Mrs. Tina Allen directs Trevor Butrum back to his family after he received his diploma. PHOTOS BY FELICIA THOMPSON/ THE NEWS STANDARD

Muldraugh holds Spring Fling

Muldraugh Elementary held its last fundraiser of the year on Friday, May 16, with the annual Spring Fling, held inside the school gymnasium. Students and family members attended the event to play games such as cornhole, basketball, and dart-tossing. An inflatable jump house was also on hand for kids to enjoy. A fish fry dinner and raffle ticket drawing for various door prizes were also part of the fun. Funds raised at the Spring Fling will go toward supporting the PTO and other schoolrelated causes.

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Meade County Public Library announces essay winners By Jorena D. Faulkner

At award ceremonies held at two locations on May 15, several area mothers experienced the surprise of their lives when they realized they had been selected as winners of the Meade County Public Library’s “Why My Mother Deserves

a Makeover” contest. The contest was open to local fifth- and sixth-graders and required students to write an essay about why their mother deserved a makeover. Library personnel, to include director James Mitchell and children’s librarian Donna Fackler, worked diligently with local businesses

to acquire donations for the awards. “It has been an amazing experience,” Mitchell said. Taking three awards in the essay category were David T. Wilson Elementary fifth-grade students Carlea Brothers (1st Place) with her essay “I Owe It All to My Mom,” Margaret Huffines (2nd Place) with her essay

“Supermom,” and Autumn Nichols (3rd Place), with “Mom’s Eternal Love.” Having submitted a poem, fifth-grade Battletown Elementary student Tanner Weick scooped up the 1st Place Runner-up award for his winning entry entitled, “A Mother’s Gospel.” “We had 182 entries,” Fackler said. “I’m just so

proud of them all for their hard work. I’m speechless at the support of the community with donations for the grand prize, and at the talent of these wonderful students.” During ceremonies at both David T. Wilson and Battletown Elementary schools, winning mothers were presented with special floral ar-

rangements by “Designs by Mary” in Brandenburg, and winning students were recognized as fellow students and faculty cheered them on. Grand prize winner Jennifer Patton and her daughter, fifth-grade student Carlea Brothers, received a bouquet of roses and more than $1,000 in gifts and prizes.

A Mother’s Gospel

By Tanner Weick 1st Place Runner-up – Battletown Elementary A gentle stream of elegance flowing through a Raging river of truth Battling high fights and all The small territory protecting small ones And the large casting us away to Safety from the cold darkness Of nightfall and as sleep I hope She will come again to Our protection for all things She proceeds to do I will never Come to her bravery Or triumph that she obtains

“Why My Mother Deserves a Makeover” winning essayists (from left) Autumn Nichols, Carlea Brothers, Margaret Huffines, and David T. Wilson Elementary School Principal Donna Foushee (back) pose for photos after the awards ceremony.

1st Place winning mom Jennifer Patton (left) receives her awards along with her daughter, Carlea Brothers, and Meade County Public Library Director, James Mitchell.


I Owe it All to My Mom By Carlea Brothers 1st Place Winner – David T. Wilson

My mom makes me feel like I am the light of her life. She does so much for me. She gave up her bed for a backbreaking blow-up mattress, so my brother, my sister, and I could have a warm, comfortable bed. Since she is single now, she says that she doesn’t need all the luxuries she had before, but I can see the sadness in her eyes. When I am angry at my mother, she just sits down and talks to me as calmly a she can; eventually, I come over my anger, because all my mom is trying to do is teach me responsibility. She wants me to be a strong, independent woman, she says, but I’m not ready to grow up yet. I just want to be a kid, go outside, and play. I think that our love is so special, and unbreakable, some people are actually jealous of us. Our love is so strong; nothing will ever change the way we feel toward one another. At night, when I was younger, I would call for my mom, and tell her somebody was going to steal our love. Always she would tell me that she loved me, with her fingers almost pinched together; nobody, or nothing could ever come between us. She would always sing me a lullaby after she says that. Then the best part comes … her love dances around my body as the words of a lullaby come flowing out of her mouth. Thump! Thump! Thump! Guess what that is? That is the thump of my mom’s heartbeat that I hear as she swoops me into a hug like a momma bear trying to protect her little baby cub. At first I can’t breathe, but eventually I adapt. My mom tries so hard to keep her life together … and my brother, my sister, and mine. She works so hard to make us, my sister, my brother, and me, as happy as three little fishes in the deep blue sea. I know that my mom doesn’t know how much I love, and care for her, so I think that it’s time that I start showing her how I feel about her. I think this makeover will help her overcome some of the stress going on in her life right now. I also think that this makeover will finally let her feel confident, and pretty about herself. She needs that every once in a while. I mean come on! She’s a single mother raising three kids at their most annoying ages … fourteen, eleven, and nine. I’m surprised she hasn’t gone crazy yet. My mother has given up so much for me so that I could be in the latest “styles,” or have the latest “cool clothes.” Now I realize that all of those things don’t really matter anymore. Now that I realize that my mom doesn’t have to give up anything for me if it has to do with the latest styles, make-up, or jewelry anymore. So here’s to my mom. She is by far the finest, greatest, hard working mom I know, and I owe this to her … I really do.

1st Place Runner-up Shannon Weick. Having submitted the only winning poem, Tanner Weick of Battletown Elementary School accepts the 1st Place Runner-up Award for his mother, Shannon Weick.


By Margaret Huffines 2nd Place – David T. Wilson “Margaret, I’ll be back in about 30 minutes! I have to go unleash your dad from the bomb, and we have to save precious rubies from Dr. Evil! Love you, bye!” Yeah, right. Get real here. I don’t think my mom is Supermom, but she sure is special. She may not save people from burning buildings, or smash crazy robots to the ground, but Mom’s a Supermom in her own way. Lunchtime. Guess who makes my lunch? My mom. If I didn’t have my wonderful mother, I’d have to make my own food, do my laundry, and tuck myself in every night. When I was really little, my mom would sing until I fell asleep in her arms, and I’d cry if she was sick and couldn’t put me to bed. My mom means the world to me. Beep. Beep. Oh, no! It’s 7:00 a.m. and if I want to catch the bus, I have to leave in fifteen minutes. I overslept a whole hour! I don’t worry, though, because Mom will drive me to school when I’m ready. My mom is as important to me as a pacifier to a baby. “Okay, it’s 4:00 now!” Mrs. Barley calls across the room. Archery practice is where I am at. Guess who is going to pick me up? My mom is. Mom picks me up from any afterschool activity I go to, and is always happy to take me everywhere I need to be. Before I wrote this essay, I never really appreciated my mother as much as I know that I really should. Mom is so important to me. She makes my food, buys my clothes, takes me wherever I need to go, picks me up from after-school activities, helps me with my homework, and tucks me in bed. That’s hard enough with ONE child, try three! Paula Fowler really IS a Supermom. I hope you understand now how much I really DO love my mother and appreciate her. No one could ever replace her. So, when you see your mom again, make sure that you tell her how much she means to you. She might just be …”SUPERMOM!”


3rd Place – MCPL Director, James Mitchell (left) stands beside 3rd Place winning mom Monica Nichols and her daughter, Autumn Nichols.

Mom’s Eternal Love By Autumn Nichols 3rd Place – David T. Wilson

Once upon a time there was a newlywed, young woman. She prayed and dreamt of having a baby. A few months later, a doctor told her she was pregnant. At that moment, she teared up with the greatest filling of love in all her life. For the next nine months, she took vitamins, ate healthy food, and exercised. She had even prepared a baby room, awaiting the arrival. Then it happened … I was born. Since then, my mom has been like a guardian angel. She will do anything in the world for me. Through thick and thin, my mom is my biggest supporter. She does the laundry, cleans my room, buys me items I need, takes me to basketball and softball, cooks, and takes care of me when I’m sick. These are the reasons I think she should receive this makeover. Her love for me flows like a waterfall. Beautiful and powerful! When I was sick with pneumonia, this wonderful woman was by my side. Helping me with my breathing, I was assured that I would soon be well. She kept extra fluffy pillows under my head and shoulders, to help me breathe easier. This angel of mine carried me through a very tough time. My mom works hard to take care of my sister and me. She gives us rules to follow so that when we grow up we’ll be good people. School, church, friends, and life in general are often the subjects of our discussions. Always do what is believed to be the right thing, is her motto. When something bothers me, her advice and hugs usually chase my gloomy feelings away. My future will be bright, knowing I have a great friend by my side. Helping me all the way through, my guardian angel will guide me through life. I am confident that she will have helpful advice for college, jobs, marriage, and kids. It has been a blessing having her as a mother. I love her with all my heart.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Kentucky lakes a clear choice for learning how to scuba dive

As a youngster, Herb Booth dreamed of the day he could trade his fish bowl for an aquarium. There aren’t a lot of oceans in or near his hometown of Carlisle, Kentucky, but since 1992, the route to becoming a deep sea diver has passed through this tiny town in the hills of Nicholas County. As the resident scuba diving instructor here, Booth’s interest in the sport began with watching Seahunt on TV in the 1960s. Now, as the owner and sole employee of Reefline Scuba, he travels near and far, exploring underwater worlds and teaching others how to share his passion. Recently, the 57-year-old conservation officer with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife was at Cave Run Lake near Morehead introducing two members of Rowan County Fire & Rescue to skills that could one day help them save a life. “This is my biggest thrill, taking people into the water for the first time,” said the ruggedly handsome outdoorsman, watching over his rubber-suited students like a mother duck protecting her ducklings. After growing up on a tobacco farm and graduating from Nicholas County

High in 1969, Booth decided to pursue a career as a game warden in 1974. He started diving in 1980 and qualified to be an instructor in the sport 13 years later. He received his certification through Lexington Dive Shop, a service he now provides through the business he operates out of his home in Carlisle. Reefline Scuba offers recreational scuba training in levels from scuba diver through dive master and also technical diving in nitrox through full cave diver. A trip to Carlisle isn’t necessary as Booth takes his classes on the road to such locations as the YMCAs at Maysville and Paris, to Morehead State University and Georgetown Pavilion. “I am one of very few instructors who travel to conduct classes,” he said. National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) class size is limited to 10 students receiving pool and classroom time. Training normally consists of six sessions, once per week for six weeks. Following successful completion of classroom and pool training, students must do five dives


Steve Beckham (left) of Becks Mini Mall and Don Hilton (right) of You’ve Been Framed donated to the winner of the 2008 Makeover Mom Essay Contest, Jennifer Patton.

Mom From page A1 her smiling daughter at her side. “Tuesday they called and left a message that Carlea had won an essay contest,” she said. “I knew she had been working on a paper, but didn’t know that she had actually entered. The message also said that we needed to be at the school at 7:50 a.m. for an awards program. That’s all I knew at that point.” Patton returned home to another message from Meade County Public Library’s children’s librarian Donna Fackler, who was attempting to coordinate with Patton to set

up a “chauffeur ride.” “I thought this lady had the wrong number,” Patton said. “When I spoke with her, she started telling me everything that Carlea had won for me and I just started crying. I said, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me!’” In the essay, Patton’s daughter lovingly and vividly describes the sacrifices Patton has made for her children, to include sleeping on an air mattress so that she (Carlea) and her siblings could have a “warm, comfortable bed.” “You do what you have to do,” Patton said. “I told her how proud I was at what she had written, and how good it made me feel that she felt that way about me.” In addition to the dozen roses she received, Patton


LEFT: Scuba instructor Herb Booth is right at home in a wet suit on the water. TOP: Booth, right, provides instructions on safety to a student at Cave Run Lake. in an open-water location. These can be completed in locations such as Cave Run Lake, Joe’s Quarry near LaGrange in Oldham County, or at locations in Florida. Typical cost of classroom and confined water sessions is in the range of $160 to $200, depending on the facility used. Open water dives are around $200 if done locally, or $265 if done in Florida. Reefline provides all scuba equipment necessary for completing the classes and open-water training. Students must furnish mask, fins, and snorkel by the

second night of class. These items are for sale or rent at Reefline. Besides an ability to swim, students should be free of certain medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma and seizure disorders. “We can’t stress enough that divers must be in good condition,” said Booth. “Having a healthy circulatory and respiratory system is vital.” Although a lot can go wrong in diving, safety is stressed, and the sport is best practiced in teams or as a family. According to Booth, his

wife, along with his son and daughter-in-law who now live in Shelbyville, have become certified divers. “Diving gives you a good reason to go places with your family,” he said Among the best Kentucky locations for diving are Dale Hollow Lake, Laurel Lake, and the aforementioned Joe’s Quarry. “We do a lot of our open dives at Dale Hollow due to the clarity of the water there. Sometimes we see bass come right up to our face masks and stare at us,” he said. Three or four trips per

year are made to Florida for cave diving, and excursions to the Caribbean are frequent. “The ocean waters are so clear for observing all types of fish, turtles, and eels. They’re all really friendly, too, because they’re so used to seeing divers,” said Booth. “Sometimes it feels like you’re swimming inside an aquarium.”

received well over $1,000 in donated gifts and prizes, showcasing the support of local commerce to community literacy and programming sponsored or hosted by the MCPL. “I think that it’s wonderful,” Patton said of the donations. “It is a small community, but everybody … they just jumped in. I know that this is the first year that the library has done this, but they’ve done an incredible job with it.” Patton — who puts in long hours as the wedding and conference coordinator at the Otter Creek Conference Center in Meade County and rarely has time for personal luxuries such as massages — found herself whisked away on Friday by a chauffeur driven, fiery-red Mustang provided by Ray’s Ford in Brandenburg, which took her to appointments for everything from manicures and waxes, to a new style, cut and color for her hair. “I was so wore out,” she said. “I’m now officially a red-head. It makes me feel spunky. It was a dramatic change from what I’m use to. I think I have more confidence in myself.” Patton received gifts and prizes to include an overnight stay in the Super 8 Motel Jacuzzi suite, an eye exam from Brandenburg Eye

Care, a 30-minute massage from Therapeutic Massage, chauffeur service provided by Ray’s Ford, Mary Kay cosmetics provided by Charlene Lawson, floral arrangements by Designs by Mary (Barr), a $60 Pamida gift certificate, a chiropractic adjustment from Jarl Kleimnan, a three-month membership to SNAP Fitness, a haircut and color from Jan’s Hair Classics, $30 in McDonald’s gift certificates, Mr. Gatti’s Pizza meal tickets and arcade tokens, a MCPL cash

prize and facial, a Game Crazy gift certificate, Jailhouse Pizza certificates, a Dairy Queen Mother’s Day Cake, a one-month Curves membership, an eyebrow wax from Sculptured Designs, a hot wax manicure at Barbie’s Nails, a facial from Brenda’s Hair Expressions, $30 in Cox Beauty supplies, hair products from Fantastic Sam’s, a Kroger gift card, a cash gift from Sassy’s Secrets, gifts from You’ve Been Framed, a 15-minute chair massage

from Bluegrass Massage, and a $35 cash award from library patrons. At the end of the day — new hair, clothes and chauffeur aside — Patton is the wonderful, deserving mother of three children, one of which couldn’t have put it any clearer. “So here’s to my mom,” Carlea Brothers wrote. “She is by far the finest, greatest, hard-working mom I know, and I owe this to her … I really do.”

Audrey Straney, of SNAP Fitness in Brandenburg, shows Patton some exercises to help her keep up with her three children.

Columnist Don White has served as editor at several Kentucky newspapers. His Kentucky Traveler features are published throughout the state. Contact him at

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