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The community welcomed Everett and Allie’s Gift Shoppe to the neighborhood during its grand opening celebration.

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Volume 2. No. 41

Governor visits county to support Greer Gov. Steve Beshear voices his support for State Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg) during a “Keep Jeff Greer State Representative Celebration” held Saturday evening at the Meade County Fairgrounds. Seated are Greer (left), former UK basketball star Kenny “Sky” Walker, and former governor Wendell H. Ford.

By Laura Saylor A handful of some of Kentucky’s finest luminaries visited the Meade County Fairgrounds last weekend to show support for a local politician. The “Keep Jeff Greer State Representative Celebration” was held Saturday evening at the Farm Bureau Community Building, during which Gov. Steve Beshear, former governor Wendell H. Ford, Kentucky House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark (D), Sen. David Boswell (D-2nd District), Secretary of Transportation Joe Prather, Governor’s Chief of Staff Adam Edelen, and former UK basketball star Kenny “Sky” Walker


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spoke in support of State Rep. Jeff Greer (DBrandenburg). Ford, who was governor during the 1974 tornado that devastated Brandenburg, said he has a clock made out of a piece of timber from the old Meade County courthouse that had been destroyed during the tornado. He reflected sadly on the time he spent in Brandenburg after the tornado, but was pleased to be back in Meade County on a positive note. “We must work to do the right thing, to do the moral thing ... to love our neighbors,” he said. Ford said he has and will continue to support Greer, and encouraged attendees to do


In Congress, Jul y 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

Post workforce to shift from blue collar to white collar By Laura Saylor

“It’s happening, and it’s happening quickly,” said Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Mark Needham as he addressed a large audience about the status of the post’s transformation. Needham and Gen. Donald Campbell were key speakers at a recent communitywide meeting held Wednesday afternoon at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown, Ky. They informed county officials from the surrounding area, local business owners and others interested in the impact Fort Knox’s base realignment and closure (BRAC) will have on the Lincoln Trail district. Needham said the transformation is already underway and is continuing to move along “at a quick pace.” The Army

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New EMA Web site is a go County better prepares itself for emergencies with new Web site, alert system By Laura Saylor

A new Web site, unveiled by the Meade County Emergency Management Agency, and the implementation of a new countywide emergency alert system are blatant indicators of officials’ endeavors to enhance the safety of the local community. Ron Dodson, Director of the Meade County Emergency Management Agency, has burned the midnight oil with his daughter, Amber Dodson, to build a new Web page that bundles a wealth of city and county agencies together in one location. The site, which can be viewed at www.meadeema. com, also lists information for various types of weather-related emergencies, contact information for the county’s seven fire departments, downloadable family disaster plans, emergency response checklists, and information on local programs designed to assist elderly and disabled residents during

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hen in the course of human events, it becomes necessar y for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent res pect to the opinion s of mankind requires that the y should declare the cau ses which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that the y are endowed b y their Creator with certain inalienable ri ghts, that among these are life, libert y and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these ri ghts, governments are in stituted among men, deriving their ju st powers from the con sent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the ri ght of the people to alter or abolish it, and to in stitute new government, laying its foundation on such princi ples and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likel y to effect their safet y and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for li ght and tran sient cau ses; and accordingl y all experience hath shown, that mankind are more dis posed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to ri ght themselves b y abolishing the forms to which the y are accu stomed. But when a long train of abu ses and u sur pation s, pursuing invariabl y the same object evinces a desi gn to reduce them under absolute des potism, it is their ri ght, it is their dut y, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future securit y... Continued on Page A3

China painter creates porcelain masterpieces By Jorena D. Faulkner Midway resident Peggy Jenkins has always been keen with her creative side. Since childhood, this crafty Meade County resident has been honing her artistic skills on everything from hand-sewn quilts (which she began during the big winter storm of ’78) and original oil paintings, to refinished antique furniture and award winning free-hand and pattern painted china. Although Jenkins enjoys finding a good bargain via her favorite pastime — attending yard sales — this multi-talented ribbon winner is

at her best when putting her realistic creations to the test. “I just love (creating art),” Jenkins said. “It means something to you … it’s a part of you.” Jenkins recently received a pleasant surprise when she was named the Meade County Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) 2008 Cultural Arts Competition area winner for her hand-painted china, advancing to the state competition level — along with fellow KEHA member Janet Hobbs of the Garrett Club who won a blue ribbon in the



Peggy Jenkins was recently named the Meade County KEHA 2008 Cultural Arts Competition area winner for her hand-painted china.

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ABOVE: Jenkins has been crafting hand painted china since 1983. Her main focus is creating family heirlooms to pass down to her children and grandchildren for generations to come. RIGHT: Jenkins won the first place purple ribbon and Grand Champion title of the state competition of the Meade County Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) 2008 Cultural Arts Competition for her hand-painted china plate.

“Miscellaneous” category for her floral arrangements — where Jenkin took the Grand Champion/purple ribbon title and the 1st Place blue ribbon for her division. Although at the top of her division statewide, Jenkins remains humble. “I thought it was quite an honor,” she said. “You think that what you create is nice, but you’re not really expecting something like that. I was honestly surprised.” The “China Painting” category was judged on originality, artistic promise, technique and composition, all of which Jenkins has down to a fine art. Having joined the Meade County KEHA/ Midway Club less than a year ago, Jenkins came to the organization with a previous blue ribbon from the Meade County Fair and a subsequent blue ribbon win from the Kentucky State Fair in hand … and toting more than 25 years of experience in the craft. “I’ve been painting china since 1983,” Jenkins said. “I would visit shops and always found myself admiring the beautiful painted

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china and thought ‘I could do that.’ So I did.” Jenkins has studied painting for decades and uses both patterned and free-hand techniques on all of her creations. Depicting life-like scenes of snow topped cabins, serene treelined landscapes, portraits and more, the originality and realism of her work coupled with fine and intricate detail, set her apart from her competition. Jenkins begins by brainstorming her artistic designs and creating a transparency and with the acquisition of a piece of blank china, puts brush to porcelain, painting in oil that she grinds herself. She also has her own kiln in the garage with which to fire her pieces to perfection. Jenkins said she fires most pieces a minimum of 12 to 15 times. “It’s definitely a labor of love,” she said. Jenkins says her defining touch — and the one that has seemed to make all the difference at competitions — is the fact that she paints the entire circumference of any project she is working on so that judges and admirers alike, get a 360 degree, 3D panoramic view of her art work. Having been a school bus driver, an administrative assistant in a law office, and self-employed as

a bookkeeper, this inspiring craftswoman says that she and her husband, Charlie “Boots” Jenkins, don’t plan on “selling out” anytime soon. Jenkins says all of her creations are produced as family heirlooms to pass down to her four children — Pat, Debbie, Bobby and Craig — grandchildren, and future generations. “I do it for (my children) … for their inheritance,”

Jenkins said. “My little pieces that I’ve gotten from my mother and my grandmother — I wouldn’t take money for it. Those types of things are priceless.” Peggy Jenkins is fulfilling a legacy with her original handiwork. All ribbons aside, Jenkins’ pieces are most certainly infused with a reverent tender love and care … an award winning combination, uncontested.

Ekron pastor gives final sermon By Laura Saylor

The Ekron Baptist Church congregation listened to a familiar voice on Sunday, one that spoke words of guidance and faith during weekly sermons for more than 40 years. Rev. Charles Blanc gave his last official sermon on Sunday, and was celebrated by church members as he welcomes his new life in retirement. “It was tough,” Blanc said about leading his last service as pastor of the church. Blanc and his wife, Frances Nell — who served as church secretary for 25 years — are Knoxville, Tenn. natives who joined the Ekron community in the 1960s. After serving in the Phillipines and Korea during World War II, Blanc spent time as a used car salesman, while being a minister of music at his local church for 16 years. “One thing led to another,” he said. “I received my Master’s Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville in 1963.” A trumpet, saxophone and piano player, Blanc carried music throughout his pastoring at Ekron Baptist Church by directing the 15member strong choir and establishing a bell choir. “They are some of the most faithful and devoted groups I’ve ever worked with,” Blanc said. The bell choir grew to gain success, receiving high ratings at festivals and releasing an album called “Bells for All Seasons.” “It was wonderful to be able to continue my history with music throughout my tenure,” Blanc said.

He was also a forerunner for the church’s All Purpose Christian Life Center, which was dedicated on Oct. 14, 2001. The center allows room for worship, recreation, receptions, and it contains a walking track and gymnasium. “The church has grown over the years,” Blanc said. “I’ve done 510 baptisms during my years there.” The close-knit community, loving families and faithful relationships are what have kept Blanc in Ekron for the last four decades, though with his 82nd birthday approaching, Blanc recently made the decision to retire. “You never know what happens after you turn 80,” he said. “We have good leadership in the church and I felt comfortable leaving at this time.” Blanc’s final sermon was about a familiar theme: Going from rags to riches. “I’ll miss everything about Sundays, but I’ll have the chance now to travel and attend different churches,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed the hugs from the children, how they always want a hug from you.” In addition to the church, Blanc has worked on his farm in Ekron, has traveled extensively — from Egypt and Rome to Paris and Spain — and has shown walking horses, including Mighty Mike who was once ranked the number two high point walking horse in the state. Blanc has four children, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Blancs are in the middle of planning a wedding for his daughter at the family farm in Ekron. “It’ll be a busy retirement,” Blanc said.


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Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them ... He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands ... He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power ... For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury ... He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands ... In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

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America: Conceived in liberty Where does freedom come from strikingly illustrated this while accepting a nomination to become a anyhow? That’s a good question for Ken- representative to the First Continental Congress. tuckians to ponder as they “Let it be known,” Adams surfeit on hot dogs, slurp Bluegrass bellowed from a church puldown whatever it is they Beacon pit to an audience that inslurp down and “ooh” and cluded the Sons of Liberty, “ah” mindlessly as fireworks “that British liberties are not explode above this Fourth of the grants of princes or parJuly. liaments; that many of our Along with these tradirights are inherent and estions, why not add to your sential … We have a right revelry some education and to them derived from our entertainment that focuses on this question? Watch at Jim Waters maker.” That quote probably disleast the first episode in a rupts the psyche of history’s new HBO-produced series on “John Adams,” based on David revisionists and perhaps some DarMcCullough’s recent book on the winists or ACLU lawyers. Many of them, I suppose, would have us besecond president. The critically acclaimed series lieve that our freedom originates in doesn’t mask in Hollywood glitter Frankfort or Washington. It doesn’t. The right to assemble, the foibles of America’s early leaders. Like Scripture, it fleshes out — some- worship, petition government and times in painful detail — the flaws of write a weekly column like this one patriots who sought not the worship didn’t even come from Adams and of subjects but fought for the right his fellow patriots. In fact, their greatto liberty and self-determination for ness stems from recognizing themselves as guardians — not givers all. Sometimes they even fought with — of liberty. The truths they sought each other. They wrestled over what to protect via the Constitution and kind of country to form. They waged its Bill of Rights were indeed, “selfvicious ideological battles concern- evident.” To them, it was “evident” that “all ing how much power the central government would wield and how men are created equal, and that they to best enhance America’s standing are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among in the world. But they agreed on this core prin- these are life, liberty and the pursuit ciple: Government doesn’t grant of happiness.” Politicians claim to believe this. freedom or bestow our liberties. It’s Their actions often say otherwise. supposed to protect them. Rather than limiting their role to In the HBO production, Adams

defending the access of all to grab hold of their God-given liberties and determine their course, too many politicians believe they make the best arbiters of that course. They usurp individual responsibility and take from those who earn and give it to those who refuse to exercise their God-given rights and access freedom’s opportunities. Such thinking would have led to tar and feathering in the days of Adams. Just ask the customs officers who tried to force the colonists to unload, buy, drink — and pay a tax on — British tea. Finally, those colonists dumped that high-tariff bearing tea into the bay, fueling the passion for liberty. Those acts culminated in a ragtag army defeating the world’s most powerful political and military force. It led to the creation of, as a president born in Kentucky would say, “a new nation, conceived in liberty.” Our founders pledged their lives and fortunes to protect and advance the freedom we enjoy today. And they did so — as they noted in the Declaration of Independence — “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.” Yes, the effort expended on July 4 to celebrate the work of these men comes with a lot of bang. But the endeavor in the halls of government to emulate their courage, independence and sacrifice fizzles badly. Jim Waters is the director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. You can reach him at

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After the June 23 publica- ner, my personal sovereignty tion of my last viewpoints ar- was weighing heavily upon ticle, “Click It or Ticket: Trick my mind. So, I decided to or Treat?” I received exercise my freedom several affirming Away with of choice and take a phone calls, was vacation to the East Words stopped in Kroger coast in search of the by someone who true “Independence recognized me from Day.” the accompanying My travels are inmug shot, and even tended to take me received a handback to the roots, written letter from a the very birth of our reader who had been country’s democrasparked to voice cy: To Philadelphia, Jorena her own concerns where the DeclaraFaulkner tion of Independence about the diminishing rights of personal was signed; to New choice. York City, site of the 9/11 The article — which ad- attacks on the World Trade dressed the decreasing Centers; to a ferry ride to amount of freedom most Liberty and Ellis Islands, site Americans seem to be expe- of The Statue of Liberty Nariencing — appears to have tional Monument; to see firetouched a bone of contention works over the Atlantic sigwithin readers who are frus- nifying the 232nd birthday of trated with the brazen imple- a nation that is built “of the mentation of rule, upon rule, people, by the people, and and increasing state of gov- for the people;” and, finally, ernment control. to stand ankle deep on the Last week, with the Fourth Jersey shore in profound conof July just around the cor- templation of exactly what

freedom has come to mean to millions of Americans just like me. You see, sometimes — I’ve found — when you live in a small community such as Brandenburg, it’s often easy to overlook the actuality of the “outside” world. One can become so immersed in the immediacy of everyday issues that the bigger picture tends to become foggy and somewhat convoluted. It’s those times that you must seek to leave your safety boundaries behind, and step out for a fresh reminder of what we, as Americans, truly stand for. On July 4, 1776, the democracy of our country was born. Brought into the world red-faced with a slap on the backside, we opened our mouths and screamed for freedom and in understanding that a democratic society is one in which majority rules. We began to place our hands upon our hearts and pledged allegiance to the flag

… to the “land of the free, and the home of the brave.” Immigrants came from near and far, landing upon Ellis Island with empty pockets, but minds full of hope for a life free from oppression. Speaking of immigrants, I find it funny that I’m married to one. My husband (and with the Fourth of July here this should bring a hint of irony at its best) is from England. Yes … of all the places in the world, I will wake up on Independence Day to the face of the country we defeated in order to institute a Bill of Rights which protects our freedom of speech, press, and religion; the right to keep and bear arms; the freedom of assembly; and prohibits unreasonable search and seizure and cruel and unusual punishment — to name a few. We always just look at each other and smile and he lights a sparkler in spite of himself. Although the mood is light,

rounding the globe who are barely visible, given very little respect and assume even less freedom. I feel blessed to be a part of this great country. It may not be perfect and there is still a lot of work to do in reclaiming the ideals of our founding fathers and in expounding upon those foundations. But at the end of the day, and as I ponder upon the shores this Fourth of July, there is one thing I am certain of: We must not let the occasional drudgery of life nor the struggles we endure as individuals, or as a country, separate us from the proverbial “tie that binds.” In the words of our forefathers … “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Let freedom ring.

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he is fully aware of the pride I have in my country, and the loyalty that runs deep within my red, white and blue veins. I am once again reminded that in the heat of political debate and within our somewhat sheltered existences, we often forget that there are countries where you do not have the right to choose what, or better yet whom, you pledge to. You do not have the right to voice your opinions or to write letters stating your viewpoint. Millions of honorable men and women have died and continue to perish protecting this great country and its principal foundations, all the while, offering the gift of democracy via their ultimate sacrifice to the world at large whenever called to do so. I am an American woman who has been given the right to be powerful, to make decisions … to fight for what I believe in. I look the world over and see women sur-

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‘River Explorer’ open for public tours this weekend Submitted by Meade County Tourism

BRANDENBURG — Travelers from across the nation will spend part of the Independence Day weekend in Brandenburg when the River Explorer docks at Riverfront Park for an overnight visit. The vessel is scheduled to arrive at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, and to depart at noon on Sunday, July 6. While it’s docked here, its passengers will spend Sunday morning ashore visiting the Patton Museum at Fort Knox. And, while they’re making that visit, the public is invited to get a first-hand look at the River Explorer, which will be open for tours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The tours should be a treat for those who aren’t familiar with the River Explorer, says Russ Powell, director of Meade County Tourism. “It’s a one-of-a-kind way to travel and well worth


The River Explorer is made from two barges, the La Salle and the De Soto, and is powered by a towboat, the Miss Nari. The floating hotel is a unique sight to see on the Ohio River, and it will be docking at Brandenburg from Saturday evening through Sunday morning for the public to tour. taking the time to see,” he says. According to Powell, the River Explorer, built in 1998, measures 730 feet long and 50 feet high and is made up of two 295-foot river barges named after America’s earliest explorers of the Mississippi – the

Annual PINS raffle up and running Submitted by Pat Bowen PINS PR Chairman Pets In Need Society (PINS) has gone into its fund-raising mode with the annual PINS raffle. Raffle chairperson Crissey Burtt had 3,000 raffle tickets ready to share with PINS members at the June meeting. This is one of the two major fundraising efforts of the organization, with the other being the Wreath Festival in December. Grand prize is $500 cash (that should help with gas!) and other prizes include a horizon electric treadmill and gift certificates and prizes from local merchants in Kentucky and southern Indiana. The prizes will be awarded at the Pet Festival at Brandenburg River Park on September 27. Raffle tickets will be available from PINS members, at the Midway Vet and Meade County Vet Offices and at Creature Comfort Boarding Kennel. The recent PINS “Run Your Tail Off” event at Buttermilk Falls, brought in over $1,000, which will help the treasury. With the average vet bill per month for spaying/neutering of pets running about $2,500, it doesn’t take long to go through PINS money. The kitten display cage currently in the Meade County Shelter was a donated gift from Feeders Supply on Dixie Highway. PINS

member David Kitson was in the store discussing the purchase of such a cage and the manager, Karen, generously donated the cage, paying for it herself. According to shelter staff, the display cage has encouraged more adoption of kittens as they can easily be seen interacting with others and their personalities shine. The Pet Festival was discussed at length, with concerns regarding shaded areas for the vendors as well as the visitors. The pet communicator will return this year, with the Boy Scouts providing refreshments. The theme will be “All Star Pets,” and suggestions are needed for contests/titles for events that have to do with sports. Burtt reported there are currently 98 members in the group. Doris Reesor reported there had been 110 calls to the PINS phone number, 422-3838, and 66 spay/neuter vouchers had been mailed. Fifteen of the vouchers were for animals adopted from the shelter, for which PINS pays the entire cost. Otherwise, PINS helps with spay/neuter by paying $40 for a cat and $50 for a dog spay/neuter. The next meeting will be July 28 at 7 p.m. at Little Dave’s restaurant, and anyone is welcome to attend. To be discussed are the date of the fall yard sale, pet festival activities and the sales progress of the raffle tickets.

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forward DeSoto (public facilities) and the aft LaSalle (staterooms), each with their own elevators. The vessel is propelled by the Miss Nari, a 3,000 horsepower towboat. Powell says the vessel accommodates 196 guests in 98 200-square-foot state-

Doe Valley Fireworks display to begin at dusk on Saturday, July 5.

Corydon, Ind. Annual Independence Day Fireworks display held Thursday, July 3 at the Old Capitol Golf Club beginning at 10 p.m.

Atchafalya River Basin, and the Texas-Louisiana Inland Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Information about the company, its trips and tentative schedules are available online at the River Explorer Web site, www.


The annual SummerFest Threshing Days celebration is slated to begin today and run through Sunday at Otter Creek Park. The event offers a look back at yesteryears with hundreds of pieces of antique farm equipment on display, as well as traditional artisans demonstrating their techniques for crafting handmade items. Rides and games for children will also be available. Admission is free and events begin at 9 a.m. and continue until dusk today through Sunday. For more information, call Otter Creek Park at 502-942-3211.


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Health care woes: Patients should know their rights By Jessica Spalding Bickett, MBA, RD, LD Lincoln Trail District Health Department

Have you ever asked a friend or relative what they found out after a doctor visit and they respond with very little information? You proceed to ask a million questions: What about the lab results, what are they going to do now, when are you supposed to go back, do you need to change your diet, do you need more (or less) medication, when are they going to do that procedure?

BRAC From page A1 installation is changing its face, shipping its Armor Center and School to Fort Benning, Ga. and Regional Corrections Facility to Fort Leavenworth, Kan. It is gaining an Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the Army Accessions Command and the Army Cadet Command HQ, both from Fort Monroe, Va., and the Human Resources Command, which will be comprised of federal employees from Alexandria, Va., St. Louis and Indianapolis. “We’re expecting 2,500 military and 3,500 civilian,” Campbell said. “Through this transformation, what’s important is we don’t lose the momentum of taking care of our soldiers ... we

So many people completely rely on their doctors to take care of their health. When in reality doctors have only a small part in your health care. The majority of health outcomes are determined by factors which health care providers have no control over, such as lifestyle choices and social conditions. We all have to take a larger role in the management of our own health. Here are ways you can be your own health advocate: •Ask questions. You have a right to understand your diagnosis and proposed

plan of care. Know what your main health problems are, what action you need to take and why. If you don’t understand, ask your doctor to explain it again or write it down for you. You may even take a family member or close friend with you to hear what the doctor says as well. •Know your test results and what they mean. So many times I would see a patient for high cholesterol who would say, “They didn’t tell me what it was, just that it was high.” Well, there is a big difference between a total cholesterol

of 205 and 295! Know the numbers and your targets. Before each visit to the doctor, make a list of questions for him/her so that you will not forget to ask or just hand him the list when he comes in. •Know your medications. You should have a list of all your medications and dosages in your purse or wallet all the time for health care professionals or in case of an emergency. Also, if you don’t know the reason you are on a certain medication or its purpose or how you should take it, find out. Ask your doctor or pharmacist.

can’t afford to miss one day. The Army won’t accept a gap in progress.” Campbell said Fort Knox would be “bursting at the seams” while it accommodates soldiers who are just arriving on post until soldiers who are being relocated ship out. The Armor School is expected to begin relocating in the summer of 2010 and finish by the fall of 2011. The Brigade Combat Team will begin moving to Fort Knox once it returns from a current tour in Afghanistan, which is expected to be in the summer of 2009. Needham said Combat Team soldiers are aware that Meade and Hardin county school years begin in August, so many are expected to try to relocate immediately upon their return so they’re children don’t miss the beginning of the new school year.

The 19th Engineer Battalion and 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) have already arrived at Fort Knox as part of BRAC. “We have 1,300 soldiers here that weren’t here in 2005,” Needham said, which is the year Fort Knox announced its plans for transition. The Human Resources Command (HRC) is the largest part of the BRAC transformation, bringing more than 3,000 civilian jobs, including contractors, to Fort Knox. “These will be highly-educated folks that will be forming the HRC,” Needham. “Fort Knox will be shifting from a blue collar workforce to white collar.” The HRC has been under construction for months with the first steel beams expected to be erected next week. “Wait till you see it,” Needham said about 800,000

square foot building. “It’s going to be something.” Needham was very gracious to all of the community members who paid their own way to be part of the BRAC Road Shows which were held earlier this spring. Fort Knox representatives and figureheads of the surrounding areas visited the areas federal employees and soldiers would be relocating from and provided them answers and information about Fort Knox and Kentucky in general. “They were an absolute success,” Needham said. “The good school systems and the low crime rates aren’t what sold it, though ... it was the smiles, the attitudes, the willingness for you all to travel to their cities to talk with them. That’s what sold it ... that’s why more than half said they wanted to move to Fort Knox. It was the friendli-


Governor the same. Beshear also praised Greer voiced his support, especially in lieu of the important changes that are soon to impact the county. “(The base realignment and closure) is a positive situation for Kentucky, and especially to Meade County,” Beshear said. “It brings a tremendous economic opportunity, but we need to be ready.” Beshear said despite the economy bearing down hard times, progress can still be made. “We’re moving forward during tough times,” he said. “What a mess we’ve had in (Washington) D.C. for the last eight years ... We’ve got to change, and we have to go out there and make that change.” Beshear asked Greer sup-


ness demonstrated by you.” Needham and Campbell provided brief updates on road and infrastructure projects, as well as plans for a

new hospital and other amenities to help accommodate the influx of soldiers and civilians to relocate to Fort Knox.

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Gov. Steve Beshear shakes hands with State Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg) during a special dinner held Saturday at the fairgrounds. porters to promote his positive tasks served during his time serving Brandenburg, and to show their support during his quest for re-election. Greer thanked his family, guests and supporters

for participating in the dinner, and thanked Home Plate Family Restaurant for catering the meal. “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve this community,” he said. “I’m a blessed man.”

skills and knowledge of medical and health professionals who are willing to From page A1 volunteer when duty calls. “Local volunteers are there to serve immediately after an emergency,” Dodemergencies. “All of this information son said. “They’re the first has always been there, it’s ones that can help.” Dodson is also asking just never been put together in one place before,” elderly or handicapped Dodson. “Some people residents to voluntarily never even knew the Sher- sign the Kentucky Special iff’s Department or some Needs Registry in order to of the other agencies had a help disaster responders Web site.” be more aware of which Now with a way to in- residents require special form a broad audience care. about disaster response The registry caters to programs, Dodson has people with physical, dealso released information velopmental or mental disregarding programs that abilities, have chronic medrely on the help of local ical conditions, use service volunteers to assist during animals, or have other such medical needs. All inemergencies. The Community Emer- formation remains private, gency Response Team and allows responders to (CERT) is a training pro- know where citizens with gram that allows commu- special needs reside in the nity members to act as a case of an emergency. The program is not for first line of response. CERT volunteers would assist long-term care residents, in matters such as shelter as their facilities have their support, crowd control own disaster plans. “It’s a good way for us and evacuation. Neighborhood Watch to know who may need groups, church groups, special attention, or who teachers and other com- needs a little extra help,” munity associations com- Dodson said. prise the majority of CERT Along with the new onvolunteers nationwide. line resource, the county The Lincoln Trail area has also upped its emeralso hosts its own emer- gency preparedness by gency response training initiating the OneCall program with its Medical Now program. It is an Reserve Corps (MRC). emergency notification The program utilizes the system designed to serve

Meade County residences and businesses by sending alerts and information via telephone. The system can call a target-specific area of the county to alert them of a contained emergency, such as a chemical spill, or it can call thousands of telephone numbers within a few minutes. “You can use it to warn for tornadoes or flooding ... or for something as simple as a road closing or a water line break,” Larry Cave, a spokesman for OneCall Now, told Fiscal Court during an April meeting. He also said the system can call 500 to 1,000 telephone numbers per minute. “This is an important investment for the safety of our citizens,” said Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft during a that meeting. Still in its testing stages, county residents should have received automated phone calls from the OneCall Now system as a way to have their phone numbers registered. Meade Countians can also opt to register their cell phone numbers by signing up online at the local chamber of commerce Web site, www. For more information, visit the OneCall Now Web site at www.onecallnow. com.




Garrison Commander Col. Mark Needham gives an update about the status of Fort Knox’s base realignment and closure, after Gen. Donald Campbell (seated) addressed the issue at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center on Wednesday.

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Anna Belle Clarkson

Mrs. Anna Belle Clarkson, 77 of Vine Grove, Ky., passed away Friday, June 20, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a native of Adair County, Kentucky where she was baptized at an early age at the First Baptist Church of Columbia. Mrs. Clarkson was currently a member of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church, in Vine Grove, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and John Dudley; a brother, George Dudley; and two sisters, Ruby Dudley and Jessie Murray. Survivors includee her loving husband, John Clarkson of Vine Grove, Ky.; four step-children, Joyce Alexander of Clarksville, Ind., Patricia Carter of San Antonio, Texas, Johnny Clarkson of Aurora, Ill., and Wesley Clarkson of Vine Grove, Ky., two sister-in-laws, Mary Clarkson and Lorene Clarkson, both of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two nieces, Anna Williams of Fort Worth, Texas and Sue Paris of Louisville; one nephew, Glen Murray of Louisville; 10 greatnieces, six great-nephews, a host of great-great nieces and nephews, 11 step-grandchildren, 20 step-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild, and a host of friends and relatives.. A memorial service was held Sunday, June 29 at Revelation Missionary Baptist Church, located at 617 East Main St. in Vine Grove, Ky. Coffey & Chism Funeral Home of Vine Grove, Ky. are in charge of the arrangements. Condolences can be expressed online at

Ricky Lewis Robbins 1955-2008

Ricky Lewis Robbins, 53, of Harned, Ky. died Tuesday, June 24, 2008 from a farming accident. He was born May 21, 1955 in Breckinridge County, the son of the late Bernard and Mary Lena Whitfill Robbins. Ricky enjoyed life and had a great sense of humor. He was a Christian, a self-employed farmer and he loved his horses and reading. He is survived by his wife, Edie Adcox Robbins; son, Joshua Robbins of Hardinsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Julia and Sarah Robbins, both of Harned, Ky.; two granddaughters, Diana and Cierra Robbins; five sisters, Anna Ruth Montoya and Kathy Phelps, of Idaho; Janet Jolly, of Hardinsburg, Ky.; Rita Leinburger, of Florida and Brenda Derr, of Bowling Green, Ky.; two brothers, Eugene Robbins, of Lewisport, Ky. and James K. Robbins of Hardinsburg, Ky. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 28 at the chapel of the Trent-Dowell Funeral Home with the Reverend Tim Mattingly officiating. Burial was in the Horsley Chapel Cemetery. The online guest register may be viewed at

John E. Snyder 1923-2008

John E. Snyder, 84, of Muldraugh, Ky., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born August 23, 1923 in Reading, Penn., to the late Ruth and Willis Snyder. He was a veteran of WWII and of the Korean War and had retired from the U.S. Army. He was also a former Meade County Deputy Sheriff and a Muldraugh Police Officer. He is survived by his wife, Linda Snyder of Muldraugh, Ky.; daughters, Cindy (Rick) Sessions, of Mondovi, Wisc. and Alisa Snyder, of Indianapolis; son, Jerry (Sue) Snyder, of Ohio; brothers Willis Snyder, of Reading, Penn. and Richard Snyder; half-brother, Charles Snyder; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28 Muldraugh United Methodist Church with Rev. Delores Murphy officiating. Visitation was held Friday, June 27 at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jimmy Miller, Capt. John Stinebruner, Officer Thomas Young, Lamar Jones, Anthony Lee, Craig Dawson and Fire Chief Danny Dresel. Expressions of sympathy may go to Boys Town or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

Edith Imogene Watts Churchill 1931-2008

Edith Imogene Watts Churchill departed this life on Thursday, June 26 at her home in Radcliff, Ky. at the age of 76. Edith was born on July 10, 1931 in Kosmosdale, Ky. the first of eight children born to Booker T. and Alma Miller Watts. Both parents preceded her in death. She attended the Jefferson County School System in Louisville, graduating from Central High School in 1949. She professed her love, hope and faith in Jesus Christ by joining Mill Creek Baptist Church. She was a member of Women on Mission there. She united in matrimony to Richard W. Churchill, Jr. in 1949. To this union, seven children were born. One son, Richard W. Churchill III, preceded her in death. Leaving to cherish the memory of a listening ear are her husband; six children (three sons and three daughters), Michael (Ann) Churchill and Cherylle Coatley, all of Louisville, Anthony Churchill of Radcliff, Ky., Kenneth Churchill of Radcliff, Ky., Gloria (Lucius) Gundy of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Monika (Lester) Knotts of West Point, N.Y.; two brothers, Booker T. Watts, Jr. of Louisville and Norman Watts of Ekron, Ky.; four sisters, Veloris Hurd, Barbara Watts, Edna Lynum and Joyce Grey, all of Louisville; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held. Tuesday, July 1 at Mill Creek Baptist Church in Radcliff, Ky. with Dr. James Shaw officiating. Burial was in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mill Creek Baptist Church Building Fund or the donor’s choice. The guest register may be signed at


Friday, July 4, 2008

Stuart Ray Griffee

Mr. Stuart Ray Griffee, 86, Brandenburg, died Friday, June 27, 2008 at Hopkins Nursing Center in Woodburn, Ky. Ray was active in his church (Buck Grove Baptist Church) and the Salem Baptist Association. In his church, he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Building Committee Member, Youth Sunday School Teacher, Literature Chairman, Training Union Director, Choir Member and served on various committees. Ray served in the army in WWII, was a retired federal service employee and a farmer. He served Meade County in many ways, the most important being as one of the first three Water Commissioners who put public water into Meade County. He was a member of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees for 34 years, having been one of the Organizers of Chapter 1512, Meade County. He was recently made an Honorary Member for Life. Ray was a member of Harrison Masonic Lodge #122 for over 60 years. He served as their Secretary for 17 years. Ray was the son of the late Stuart W. and Mary C. Board Griffee. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Leola Griffee, Mildred (George) Benham and Kathryn (Overton) Blair. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mildred Cain Griffee; his loving daughter, Vivian (Joe) Gentry of Bowling Green, Ky.; his loving son, Ronald (Teresa) Griffee of Nicholasville, Ky.; six grandchildren, Adam Griffee of Wasilla, Ark., Amy (Tony) Gonzalez of Scott AFB, Ill., Alice Ann (David) Zaslavsky of Brooklyn, N.Y., Agatha (Robby) Allen of Evansville, Ind., John (Julie) Gentry of Lancaster, Ky. and Alex Griffee of Nicholasville, Ky.; seven greatgrandchildren, Benjamin, Brielle and Bryan Griffee, Garrett and Gabriella Gonzalez, Lydia and Timothy Allen, all who loved their papaw dearly; two devoted sisters-in-law, Edna (Irvin) Parr and Elizabeth (Walbert) Penn; a long time devoted friend, Debbie Wilkins; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Buck Grove Baptist Church with Rev. David Campbell and Rev. Dr. Billy D. Marcum officiating. Burial with military honors was in Buck Grove Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Pallbearers were, John Gentry, Alex Griffee, Tony Gonzalez, Robby Allen, David Zaslavsky and Randy Benham. Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Mobley, Barry Hahn, Bob Woolum, Don Felker, Archie Romines, Bob Morris, Larry Garnett, Don Strothoff, John English, Allen Stivers and Glen Morris. Masonic rites were held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday from the chapel of the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Buck Grove Baptist Church building fund or to Alzheimer’s research. Online condolences may be left at

Cassi Marie Armagost Mrs. Cassi Marie Armagost, 25, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Saturday, June, 28, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in London, Ky. Mrs. Armagost is survived by her husband, Paul L. Armagost of Vine Grove, Ky.; two children, Brayden and Kendra Bays; her father, Lloyd Lineske of Piscayne, Miss.; five brothers, Scott (Michelle) Sheppard of London, Ky., Richard and Reggie of Louisiana, and Mathew and Marc of Mississippi; two sisters, Amanda and Amy Sheppard of London, Ky., her grandmother, Bonnie Wynn of London, Ky. and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 3, 2008, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with Rev. Andy Moore officiating. Hager Funeral Home of Brandenburg was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Church Listings Bethel/Muldraugh Methodist Church 120 Bethel Church Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-4501 Big Springs Baptist Church 755 Big Springs Rd, Ekron 270-828-3844 Blue River Island Baptist Church 595 Big Bend Road, Brandenburg 270-497-4877 Brandenburg Church of Christ Brandenburg 270-422-3878 Brandenburg Church of God 1 Howard Drive, Brandenburg 270-422-5488 Brandenburg United Methodist Church 215 Broadway, Brandenburg 270-422-2810 Buck Grove Baptist Church 255 Buck Grove Rd, Ekron 270-828-2717 Canaanland Ministries Inc. 674 D.E. Brown Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-1087 Cedar Grove Bible Methodist Church Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-8095 Church of the Nazarene 713 Old State Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-4691 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Old Ekron Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-3656 Cold Spring Baptist Church 4997 Battletown Rd, Battletown 270-497-4500 Community Baptist Church 3770 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 270-828-6500

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Full Gospel Church of God 303 Smith Rd, Ekron 270-828-8107 Glad Tidings Christian Center 485 Bypass Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-2020 Gospel Fellowship 1794 Rhodelia Rd, Payneville 270-496-4311 Grace Baptist Church 7691 Hwy 60, Ekron 270-828-2333 Guston Baptist Church Guston, Ky 270-547-5505 Guston Missionary Baptist Church 14110 Hwy 60, Guston 270-547-7703 Helping Hands Ministry 2615 Brandenburg Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-1819 Higher Encounters Ministries 5280 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 270-828-5443 Hill Grove Baptist Church 55 Ammons Lane, Guston 270-422-1837 Hill Grove Church of Christ Rt. 1, Guston 270-828-2110 Hill Grove Church of God of Prophecy 4005 Shumate Rd, Ekron 270-828-8770 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 319 Oaklawn Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-3721 Macedonia Christian Church Battletown, Ky 282-7288

Meade County General Baptist Church 2240 New Highland Church Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-2739 Muldraugh Baptist Church P.O. Box 397, Muldraugh 502-942-3886 Muldraugh Church of Jesus Christ of United Baptist 910 Rock Haven Rd, Brandenburg 270-828-3140 New Brandenburg Baptist Church 115 Baptist Church Lane, Brandenburg 270-422-3389 New Highland Baptist Church 1665 Payneville Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-3033 Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church 100 Newton Rd, Guston 270-547-7283 Pentacostal Church of God 829 Old State Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-2478 Salem Baptist Church 5286 Old State Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-1399 St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 491 E. Broadway, Brandenburg 270-422-2196 Weldon Christian Church 1595 Christian Church, Brandenburg 502-635-7515 Zion Grove Baptist Church 209 West First Street, Ekron 270-828-3939


Friday, July 4, 2008

The News Standard - A7

Raising kids is the greatest challenge imaginable week that our second child, Ryan, arrived. A baby always turns a house upside down, but the reaction to my book added to the turmoil. I was a full-time professor at a medical school, and yet I was inundated by thousands of letters and requests of every sort. There was no mechanism to handle this sudden notoriety. I remember flying to New York one Thursday night and did 17 television shows and press interviews in three days, returning to work on Monday morning. It was nothing short of overwhelming. My father, who always served as a beacon in dark times, saw what was happening to me and wrote a letter that was to change

my life. First, he congratulated me on my success, but then warned that all the success in the world would not compensate if I failed at home. He reminded me that the spiritual welfare of our children was my most important responsibility, and that the only way to build their faith was to model it personally and then to stay on my knees in prayer. That couldn’t be done if I invested every resource in my profession. I have never forgotten that profound advice. It eventually led to my resignation from the university and to the development of a ministry that permitted me to stay at home. I quit ac-

Finding holiness in marriage “Love does not seek its own interests.� —I Corinthians 13:5 During my 38 years of being a priest, I have met many good married people who truly “hunger and thirst for holiness.� In more cases than not, they look to become holy by mimicking the spirituality of religious communities, even to the point of becoming associate members. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, and there is certainly much to be learned from religious communities, but marriage itself is meant to help marriage partners attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and educating their children. Obviously, the Church needs to do a better job of encouraging marriage partners to look within their own marriages to find their holiness. In a fascinating passage

in the Catechism of the uble unity and gives them Catholic Church, we are strength in welcoming and told that, “There are two educating children, maksacraments that are ing them holy in the directed toward the Encouraging process. Words salvation of others With Christ — Matrimony and dwelling in them, Holy Orders. If they the sacrament of contribute as well to marriage gives personal salvation, it married couples the is through service to strength they need others that they do to endure sufferso.� ing, to recover after Ronald Just as priests are they have fallen, to Knott made holy through forgive one another serving others as and to bear one anteachers of the Word, other’s burdens. ministers of the sacraments Our culture is forever and leaders of the commu- teaching people that they nity, married people are marry for what it can do made holy by becoming for them. As the old Toyota good spouses and good commercial put it, “I love parents. Both married cou- what you do for me!� ples and priests become In an old newspaper holy through their service clipping I have in my of others, not by mimicking “marriage homily file,� the spiritualities of others. the woman who held the The sacrament of mar- record on the number of riage gives spouses the times she had been margrace to mediate the love ried put it this way, “All I of Christ to each other, ever wanted was someone strengthens their indissol- to love me.�

The Church teaches something quite different. The Church teaches us that marriage, one of the sacraments of service, is entered into for the good of others. They marry, not so much to be loved, as to mediate love: To each other, to their children and to the community at large. Maybe the poor woman cited above would have had better luck if she had married to be a benefit to her partner? With all this said, maybe the best way for marriage partners to become holy is not to “act religious� or “wear their piety on their sleeves,� but to devote themselves to being the best spouse and parent they can be, by focusing on being the best person they can be and on what they have to offer their partners and children. Father Knott, a Meade County native, is a priest from the Archdiocese of Louisville.

The harvest is all around you

John 4:35 says, “Do you while you simply enjoyed not say, ‘There are still four the benefits.� months and then comes the The words of Jesus to his harvest?’ Behold, I disciples are as needsay to you, lift up ed now as they were Divine your eyes and look Guidance then. Most of us are at the fields, for they also blind to the burare already white for geoning harvest all harvest!� (NKJV) For around us. further study read Blind? You may be John 4:36–38. thinking. How am Jesus was amazed I blind? I am in the the harvest was all middle of dry, hardDan around them. Yet ened soil. All I can do Newton is plow! If this is how because of their self-absorption, the you really think, you disciples were toneed to deeply reflect tally blind to this fact. Fi- on the words of Christ. nally, when he couldn’t bear First, Jesus told his distheir oblivion any longer, ciples to stop thinking that he spoke to them: “Stop the harvest would take saying in your hearts, ‘The place only in the future. To harvest hasn’t come.’ Open the majority of Christians I your eyes and look around! know, the harvest is someEven now, I am reaping a thing that is always coming harvest. You’ve experienced but never actually arrives. a harvest for which you “The harvest is coming! haven’t toiled. Others have Get ready!� they cry. Sadly, done all the hard work, as long as the harvest is put

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off to the future, we will continue to miss the harvest all around us today. Second, Jesus told his disciples to open their eyes. He realized that they were so absorbed in their personal needs that they had totally missed the spiritual hunger in the woman at the well. He also knew that the only harvest in which they were interested was a Jewish harvest. That is why he told them to look at the fields. Even though the Jewish filed might not have been ready for harvest, other ethnic fields were ripe. It is no different for you and me today. Many times, when the people who are like us are not open to the Gospel, we don’t bother to look for other opportunities. Third, when Jesus said, “Even now, the reaper draws his wages; even now, he harvests,� he was speak-

ing of himself. While his disciples had been totally absorbed in their lunches, Jesus had been busy opening a whole new region for the kingdom of God. The disciples were reaping where they had not sown. They had merely been subsisting off the hard work of others. Everyone wants to reap, but few want to do the work of plowing and sowing. Until God finds a generation of Christians who are willing to do “the hard work,� the Church will not experience the continued cycle of harvest that God desires. We invite you to listen to our radio program on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

cepting speaking requests, started a radio program that required no travel, and refused to do “book tours� or accept other lengthy responsibilities that would take me away from my family. As I look back on that era today, I am so grateful that I chose to preserve my relationship with my children. The closeness that we enjoy today can be traced to that decision to make time for them when they needed me most. I could easily have made the greatest mistake of my life at that time. I’m sure many fathers will read this response and find themselves today where I was back then. If you are one of them, I urge you to give priority to your

family. Those kids around your feet will be grown and gone before you know it. Don’t let the opportunity of these days slip away from you. No professional accomplishment or success is worth that cost. When you stand where I am today, the relationship with those you love will outweigh every other good thing in your life.

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

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Everett & Allie’s Gift Shoppe hosts grand opening By Jorena D. Faulkner

only locally authorized seller of Webkinz — a stuffed animal who comes alive online. The store also offers gift baskets, a gift-wrapping service, and a gift register called the “wish list,� where customers can come into the store and write down their favorite items for family members to purchase at a later date in the event of a wedding, birthday or other special occasion such as an anniversary or holiday. Everett & Allie’s is located at 2141 Brandenburg Road and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, stop in the store, call 270-422-GIFT (4438) or e-mail

Everett & Allie’s Gift Shoppe owners Linda and Lynn Shelman, Leslie Ory, Dana Flaherty and Alicia Shelman welcomed city officials, friends, family and the community to their ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the grand opening of the store at noon on June 26. The store offered discounts and provided refreshments to all who attended. Everett & Allie’s Gift Shoppe offers a variety of quality new items such as candles, home dÊcor, frames and glassware, personal accessories, beauty products and collectibles such as Willow Tree angels, Tumbleweed Pottery, and is the THE NEWS STANDARD/JORENA D. FAULKNER

Everett & Allie’s Gift Shoppe owners Linda and Lynn Shelman, Leslie Ory, Dana Flaherty and Alicia Shelman welcomed city officials, friends, family and the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of the grand opening of the store held June 26. LEFT: “We want (Everett & Allie’s) to be a place where customers feel as if they’ve gone to Elizabethtown to shop where they wanted to shop, and have received the same quality products they were thinking of getting,â€? Dana Flaherty said. â€œâ€Ś without going to Elizabethtown or Louisville to do it.â€? RIGHT: Leslie Ory (left) and her sister, Alicia Shelman, shared a dream with their mother, Linda Shelman, and sister, Dana Flaherty, to open a specialty gift shop. That dream came true as the women opened Everett & Allie’s Gift Shoppe on May 23.

Mortgage foreclosures bring out vultures By David Uffington Dollars and Sense While the number of mortgage foreclosures soars, so do the incidents of foreclosure scams. Here are some of the signs that a mortgage foreclosure scam is in the works: Bailout specialists promise to “rescue� the homeowner from foreclosure in exchange for fees that can run into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. Little work is actually done except for a few phone calls. In the rescue scam, the homeowner is told to sign certain loan documents that will take care of the impending foreclosure – except that the documents actually sign the title over to the scammer. The home-

owner is left with no house and is still responsible for the mortgage. In a variation of the rescue scam, the homeowner is told that the scammer will make the payments and take care of the foreclosure, and the homeowner can rent the house until he’s able to buy it back later. The end result is that the homeowner is evicted when the scammer collects the rent, defaults on the payments or sells the house to someone else and pockets the profits. If you can’t make your mortgage payments and fear losing your house, talk to your lender. The earlier you do this, the better your chances that arrangements can be made to avoid foreclosure. Here are some more tips:

•Never sign any documents that have blanks, no matter how you’re pressured. Don’t sign any documents before you read (and understand) every word. •Don’t respond to calls or mail about foreclosure rescue. There are companies that scour courthouse records to collect names of homeowners in trouble. •Never pay a fee for mortgage foreclosure assistance or services. Call a HUD certified counselor, but even then be careful. See the Web site at www. •Don’t agree to send payments to anyone but your lender. •Never make any verbal agreements or trust anything that is not in writing. •Know your state laws.

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BRANDENBURG — O’Reilly Auto Parts, Meade County’s newest auto parts store, is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at the store, which is located between Barr Automotive and Dairy Queen at 2070 ByPass Road. It will come at the midpoint of the store’s grandopening sale, which begins July 2 and runs through July 15, according to Manager David Howard, who says there will be drawings for prizes throughout the sale. Howard, who had worked

at Brandenburg Auto Value for five years before it was purchased earlier this year by O’Reilly, says the store is staffed by five employees, all focused on carrying out the company’s mission statement of “offering retail customers, professional installers, and jobbers the best combination of price and quality provided with the highest possible service level.� The store is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Its telephone number is 270-422-4224. The O’Reilly store here is one of 1,867 locations in 26 states. The company plans to add another 140 to 150

stores by the end of 2008. O’Reilly’s sales in 2007 totaled $2.52 billion. Overall, it has about 24,000 employees. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, the company was founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family and became publicly held with an initial stock offering in April 1993. Currently, it’s listed on NASDAQ as ORLY. Its web address is The Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce is assisting O’Reilly Auto Parts with arrangements for the ribbon-cutting — a service it provides at the request of any new or relocating business in the community, according to Russ Powell, its executive director.


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A recent salmonella bacterium outbreak that has contaminated tomatoes has given many Americans a good scare, and a good reason to be more informed about where and how to purchase those juicy, red fruits. (Yes, scientifically tomatoes are fruits, not vegetables, since they develop from the ovary in the base of the flower.) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests eating only raw red plum, raw red Roma and raw red round tomatoes that have been grown and harvested by local farmers in states unassociated with the recent contamination. Kentucky is considered a safe state to buy produce. A complete list of safe states is listed on the FDA’s Web site, www.fda. gov. “Talk to the vendors, make sure the produce is locally grown and not shipped in from states on the FDA’s (contamination-related states) list,” said Beth Crace, a public information officer with Kentucky’s Health and


Locally grown tomatoes by local farmers are a safer bet to eat during the salmonella bacterium outbreak. Family Services Cabinet. When talking to farmers about where their products were grown and harvested, Crace said shoppers should inquire about what types of products were used in the production of the food to avoid products that have been treated with harmful pesticides. The Kentucky Department of Health is also taking proactive steps to ensure safe produce by implementing a statewide set of “good agri-

cultural practices” (GAPs) for Kentucky farmers to follow. “They are commodity specific guidelines detailing specific farm-to-table ‘best practices’ designed to reduce the potential for product contamination and better protect the public’s health,” said Mark Reed, supervisor for the Food Manufacturing Section of the Kentucky Food Safety Branch. Some of the guidelines include “monitoring the microbial quality of irriga-

tion water supplies, farm worker hygiene, equipment sanitation, fertilizer application, careful consideration of land use in areas near or adjacent to food crops, and harvest equipment sanitation.” Reed said the GAPs are designed to significantly reduce product contamination risks, and more than 800 Kentucky farmers market vendors who have already voluntarily completed the GAPs education component. “Expectations are high that most, if not all, of our farmers markets vendors will eventually have signed-on to complete this valuable foodsafety training and on-farm GAPs assessment,” said Guy Delius, Acting Director of the Kentucky Division of Public Health. “With consumer expectations of safe, wholesome, locally-grown produce at an all-time high, the Kentucky Department for Public Health is pleased to be able to assist our local producers in this effort.” As with the 2006 E. coli contamination that plagued North American spinach, consumers have had to adjust ordering their favorite

Rising food prices affecting consumers By Carol L. Spence UK Department of Agriculture

LEXINGTON — Many people are talking about it. Most people have noticed it. It can’t be ignored any longer. The family food budget doesn’t stretch as far as it did a year ago. Food prices from Laos to Louisville are increasing at the fastest rate in years, fueling consumer concerns. Reflecting those concerns, the Consumer Confidence Index for May declined for the fifth month in a row and fell to a 16-year low. Around the globe, the cost of food is increasing. On average, food prices in this country have risen 5 percent in the last year. That may not sound like a huge increase, but prices haven’t risen this sharply for 30 years. And it looks as if the trend will continue for a while. “To find a similar food price increase situation, we have to go back to the 1970s,” said Larry Jones, University of Kentucky agricultural economics professor. Both eras have similar characteristics, including a run-up in energy prices and rapidly rising commodity prices. In the 1970s, as prices soared so did inflation, and the Federal Reserve moved to curtail it by raising interest rates. “Interest rates went sky high, and the farm economy really plummeted,” he said. “Those of us who have a few years on us and remember those times get a little nervous when we see low interest rates and rapidly rising commodity prices again. We hope it’s not an artificial bubble that’s going to break, but that’s a concern.” In a global marketplace, what affects one country affects others. The economic

development of the world’s two largest nations, China and India, has had an impact on global prices. Part of that impact comes from their increased demand for grain. “As their incomes increase, they tend to, like us, eat more meat, and that typically takes more feed grains like corn,” Jones said. The demand for ethanol is also fueling the skyrocketing demand for corn. Both Jones and Lee Meyer, UK agricultural economist and extension specialist for sustainable agriculture, feel as if this particular situation may take a few years to play out. Meyer attributes that timeline to the fact that the current situation seems to be demand rather than supply driven. “If we have a drop in supply, such as a bad crop year, all of a sudden prices go way up,” he said. “But then you can come back to normal, and in one or two years, you recover the supply-demand balance. When an increase in demand drives the situation, there’s not excess capacity to recover. You need to remobilize a lot more resources into that sector to increase supply to respond to that high price. So that extends the time period.” It’s the demand that is creating record breaking crude oil prices say analysts. Oil prices continue to set records, with crude oil trading for more than $135 a barrel at one point in May. Analysts warn that prices could rise to $200 a barrel in the not so distant future. Those higher prices affect everything: food in the field, in the form of higher fertilizer and chemical costs; food in the factory where processing occurs; food on the roads since several studies indicate food is

often transported more than 1,000 miles before it reaches our tables; and food in the stores, where even the higher utility costs of lighting and refrigeration will find their way into your wallet. In the United States, the value of imported food — anything from canned mushrooms from Indonesia to frozen fish from China to vine-ripened Mexican tomatoes —- is expected to exceed $76 billion this year. In this case, it’s not just energy costs driving up those prices. In the last quarter, the U.S. dollar fell to its weakest point against the euro since 1999 and against the Japanese yen since 2005. A weak dollar drives the cost of imported food and crude oil skywards. “The dollar is the common denominator, the common currency for most oil sales anywhere in the world,” Jones said. “Because that dollar is not worth as much, it’s not going as far in terms of paying for a barrel of oil. So I think that one of the factors behind rising oil prices and rising commodity prices is the fact that the value of the U.S. dollar is so cheap.” American consumers, as well as farmers, may feel a bit helpless under this onslaught on their wallets. But Meyer said there are some ways for consumers — and farmers — to buffer themselves during the price storm. The skyrocketing price of nutrients for their crops may encourage farmers to insulate themselves from steep prices by doing more composting and making use of other sources of nutrients, he said. And consumers seeking out locally produced foods might find that lower transportation costs keep prices more stable. Because of those factors,

consumers purchasing locally raised products may soon see only modest price increases, especially in comparison to what is likely to happen at supermarkets. Ann Bell Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm in Scott County, a certified organic operation, said that she has seen the cost of her organic chicken feed rise by 100 percent over this time last year. That increase has been caused by the steep rise in grain prices as well as the increase in transportation costs. “But on the opposite side, because of the transportation costs, restaurants, institutions, customers, retailers are now more interested in sourcing local,” she said. “It may be cheaper to have romaine lettuce from California, but getting romaine lettuce in a box here to a grocery store is going to be more equal to the cost of Kentucky farmers growing romaine lettuce. It’s definitely evening out the opportunities in the market place. And local is becoming much more on the tip of people’s minds, whether it’s an individual customer or the food buyer at a store or a restaurant’s chef.”

meals, and restaurants have temporarily discontinued several menu items. Not all types of tomatoes have had been deemed contaminated. Several types of tomatoes have been deemed safe by the FDA, including cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes and tomatoes sold with the vine attached are considered to be safe to consume. Any produce grown in private gardens should be harmless as well. The FDA has cited 652 reported cases of salmonellosis nationwide — which is caused by Salmonella Saintpaul, an uncommon form of Salmonella — since April. Salmonella is a bacterium that causes the illness, which is actually called “salmonellosis.” Symptoms are high fevers, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. People with preexisting health complications and poor immune systems are at risk of the infection entering the bloodstream and posing a potentially lifethreatening danger. “Foodborne illnesses begin in different ways,” Crace said. “Bacteria in soil, the manufacturing process, germs on


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Deed Transfers Georgia Hager and Gregory Hager and Patricia Marie Hager and John Jeffrey Hager to Meade County Water District, 0.516 acre tract located near Flaherty in Meade County, deed tax $30. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Michael Henderson and Emily Henderson, 513 Peterson Road, Battletown, Ky. Robert D. Streeter and Ruth Streeter to Thomas A. Nalley and Kathy A. Nalley, lot 54 of Caret Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $15. Gordon Board and Bernett Board to Bella Construction, LLC by Byron Judson Grimes, lot six of John Swan, Jr. Estate in Meade County, deed tax $25. National City Bank to Ronald J. Thompson, Sr., 210 Guy Court Guston, Ky., deed tax $66. James H. Thissen and Kathryn A. Thissen to William T. Price and Terri Price, tract of land located in Meade County, deed tax $7. Danny Hargrove and Tami Hargrove to Mark S. Pleis, by and through his Attorney-in-Fact, Linda S. Pleis, tracts three and four of Park Place Estates in Meade County, deed tax $160. Homesales, Inc. by Mason Legendre to Eugene Paul and Donna Paul, 3370 Guston Road, Guston, Ky., deed tax $45.50. Benita Sorrell to Steven Pennington, 155 Ellen Lane, Brandenburg, deed tax $87.50. Kelvin L. Tomes and Joyce Tomes to Philip G. Girten, 134 Strawberry Circle, Brandenburg, Ky., deed tax $150. Willard Knipp, III and Julie Knipp to Albert Lawrence and Ara Lawrence, lot 474 Doe Valley Subdivision, Havenwood Section, in Meade County, deed tax $185. Richard A. Medley and Lorraine Medley to Ty Alexander Medley and Lisa Medley, 2.102 acre tract located near Garrett in Meade County. Richard A. Medley and Lorraine Medley to Richard Todd Medley, two parcels of land near Garrett in Meade County. Trading Post Homes of Meade County, LLC to Paul M. Mattingly, 182 Otter Ridge Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $132. Gordon Board and Bernett Board to David H. Schutt and Patricia A. Schutt, tract of land on the north side of Hwy. 79 in Meade County, deed tax $30. Joshua David Pierce and Krista L. Pierce to Jim Hines, lot 13A of the Rivers Edge Subdivision, Section One, in Meade County, deed tax $35. Michael Ploude, Sr. and Gloria Ploude to Lisa Rowan, 827 Ditto Lane, Vine Grove, Ky., Hobbs Estates, deed tax $48. Jeffrey Nott and Joyce Nott, by her Attorney-inFact Jeff Nott to Danny E. Mattingly, Jr. and Angela M. Mattingly, lot 11 in Warren Place in Meade County, deed tax $137. Charles E. Mercer to Joseph K. Roller and Kimberly Roller, lot three of Skees Farm Division, Section One in Meade County, deed tax $28. Luke Pike, by and through William M. Kerrick, Public Administrator for Luke Pike and Priscilla Pike to Dennis Humphrey and Renee Humphrey, lot one of Wildwood Park, Section Two in Meade County, deed tax $7. Donnie Cox to Bobby D. Beatty and Janet L. Beatty, 207 Lynn Street and 305 Maple Street, Muldraugh, Ky., deed tax $49.50. Donnie Cox to Bobby D. Beatty and Janet L. Beatty, 203 Lynn Street, Muldraugh, Ky., deed tax $44. Richard S. Hurst and Anna-Liza B. Hurst to Darryl Alan Pritt, lot 18 of Woodland Development of the Redmon Farm Division in

Meade County, deed tax $113. Roger D. Chism and Mary B. Fackler to Adam C. Morsey and Laura Morsey, a 4.341 acre tract near Concordia, Ky., deed tax $66.

Quitclaim Deeds Ruby M. Streeter to Robert D. Streeter, lot 52 of Carter Subdivision in Meade County. Amy E. Humphrey to Kentuckiana Landholdings, LLC by and through Amy Humphrey, parcel three, 7.259 acres as shown on plat of Joyce Felts Farm.

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Building Permits 6-19-08 William T. Price, Permit No. BP-08-5584, deck. 6-19-08 David Crutcher, Permit No. BP-08-5586, single family dwelling, $218.50. 6-20-08 Lloyd and Kathy O’Banion, Permit No. BP-08-5588, storage. 6-23-08 Thomas Powell, Permit No. BP-08-5589, barn. 6-23-08 Keith Smith, Permit No. BP-08-5590, single family dwelling, $155. 6-23-08 Quintin and Melissa Blake, Permit No. BP-08-5591, storage. 6-25-08 John W. and Joanna Thomas, Permit No. BP-08-5593, pole barn.

Septic Permits 6-19-08 Jeff Nott/Billy Greer, Permit No. 2-0996-08, Emmer Drive, Forest Ridge lot 22, Brandenburg. 6-19-08 Jeff Nott/Billy Greer, Permit No. 2-0997-08, Emmer Drive Lot 25, Brandenburg. 6-19-08 Jeff Nott/Billy Greer, Permit No. 2-0998-08, Emmer Drive Lot 26, Brandenburg. 6-24-08 Jack Shacklette/ Wayne Medley, Permit No. 2-0999-08, 365 Hobbs Reesor Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 6-24-08 Arthur Smith/ Ron Dejarnette, Permit No. 2-1000-08. 999 Fern Cliff Road, Brandenburg. 6-25-08 Land Realty/ Jim Warren, Permit No. 2-1101-08, Lucas Court, Skees Farm lot 31, Brandenburg.

Brandenburg Police Department 6-20-08 2:49 p.m. Jennifer Hayes of Ekron, Ky., was backing up a 2001 Pontiac in the Dairy Queen parking lot when Nicole Vaughn of Brandenburg, driving a 2004 Chevrolet, came around the corner en route to the drivethru. Vaughn collided with Hayes, causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries reported. Report BPD08073 filed by Officer Young. 6-22-08 11:57 a.m. Jared Mosby of Oak Grove, Ky. was waiting to turn left onto the Bypass in a 2007 Toyota. Christina Sanders of Brandenburg was driving a 2006 Saturn and was approaching the Bypass. Mosby admittedly turned in front of Sanders, causing a collision and severe damage to both vehicles. EMS provided first aid at the scene and injured parties were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital. Report BPD08074 filed by Officer Young.

erate damage; no injuries reported. Report 08-0150 filed by Officer Matti. 6-16-08 4:06 p.m. Thomas Tim of Brandenburg was waiting to make a left hand turn onto Weldon in a 1999 Dodge Dakota when Joyce Durbin of Guston, Ky., driving a 2005 Cadillac Seville, struck him from behind. Moderate and severe damage; both drivers were injured and taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 08-0152 filed by Officer Matti. 6-19-08 9:10 a.m. A 1995 GM Suburban, driven by Mable Cundiff of Cecilia, Ky., was traveling west on Ky. 144. As Cundiff approached the intersection of KY 1238, Darrin Lawson of Brandenburg, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, proceeded across the intersection in front of Cundiff, who did not have a stop sign. Lawson struck Cundiff in the right front area of the vehicle. Lawson rotated counter clockwise and came to a rest in the east bound lane of KY 144. Cundiff went off of the west bound side of KY 144, striking a utility pole before coming to a rest. Severe damage to both vehicles; no injuries reported. Report 08-0153 filed by Officer Robinson. 6-20-08 5:23 p.m. Scott Montgomery Jr. of Louisville and Joshua Gulledge, also of Lousivlle, were both traveling east bound on KY 1638. Montgomery, driving a 1998 Mercury Mystique, came up on slower traffic and turned on his left turn signal to pass two vehicles in the marked passing zone, not seeing Gullege, who was driving a 2004 Mazda RX8, in his blind spot. Gullege stated that he had pulled out to pass three slower vehicles in the marked passing zone and that Montgomery came to the left, striking the passenger side of his vehicle. Minor to moderate damage; no injuries reported. Report 08-0154 filed by Officer Cummings. 6-20-08 10:45 p.m. Paul Davidson of Brandenburg was traveling west bound on KY 228 in a 2005 Honda Metropolitan II motorcycle when he apparently lost control of the bike and left the roadway on the right side. Subject appeared to have been thrown from the bike and was unconscious in the ditch line. Strong smell of alcohol was present. Davidson was transported to Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. by Meade County EMS. Investigating officer will subpoena medical records to obtain a blood alcohol reading. Minor damage. Report 08-0155 filed by Officer Cummings.

District Court 06/25/08 Gregory Lee Pendleton, 37, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offensepled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/02/08. James Edward Popham, Sr., 44, reckless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/09/08.

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Bryan Wayne Clagg, 27, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting under $300-continued 07/23/08. Bryan Wayne Clagg, 27, speeding 10 mph over limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; rear license not illuminated-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/23/08. Frederick Joseph McLemore, 46, probation violationcontinued 07/02/08. Frederick Joseph McLemore, 46, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense; fleeing or evading police 1st degree; wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer; failure to illuminate head lamps-pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 07/02/08. Joshua Wade Conner, 28, flagrant non support-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/30/08. Douglas Lee Long, 20, burglary 2nd degree; criminal mischief 3rd degreepled not guilty, preliminary hearing 07/02/08. Roderick Andre Reese, 20, theft by deception including cold checks over $300-amended to theft by deception under $300-pled guilty, 10 days probated 2 years after serving 5 days (credit), no public offenses, write no checks. Jason Scott Aldridge, 30, rape 1st degree victim under 12 years of age-pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 07/02/08. Steven Kyle Brown, 26, flagrant non support-amended to criminal non supportpled not guilyt, pretrail conference 07/09/08. Sara L. Futrell, 22, alcohol intoxication in a public place; assault 3rd degree police/probation officer; disorderly conduct 1st degreepled not guilty, preliminary hearing 07/02/08. James Russell Monroe, 46, alcohol intoxication in a public place-failure to appear. Brandon J. Bryant, 22, failure to produce insurance card-dismissed on proof shown. Julie Ann Blakey, 27, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-failure to appear. Carol Ammons Ford, 37, 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. Jeramy G. Henken, 31, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting under $300-pled guilty, 30 days probated 2 years after serving 3 days (2 hours credit), no public offenses, stay out of Kroger, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drugs paraphernalia, waive rights to searches and seizures. Paula Downey, 25, fugitive from another statewaived extradition to Indiana. John Edward Morre, 28, assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury-pled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no close contact and stay 500 feet away from Cassie Moore and residence, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug parapherna-

lia, enroll in KAPS for anger management counseling. Denise R. Davis, 38, alcohol intoxication in a public place; disorderly conduct 2nd degree-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/02/08. Noble Fra Richardson, 67, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting under $300-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/02/08. Brian M. Way, 18, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia 1st offense-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/02/08. Jack Woodruff, 20, cruelty to animals 2nd degree; local county ordinance-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/09/08. Donnie Lyn Baize, 39, cruelty to animals 2nd degree; local county ordinance-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/09/08. Corinne Oneal, 43, reckless driving-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/09/08. Kathleen J. Curry, 26, speeding 18 mph over limit-pled guilty, fine $36 plus costs; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, fine $100. Russell Brandon Ham, 24, speeding 14 mph over limit; license to be in possessioncontinued 07/02/08. Debbie Aub Tarter, 45, leaving scene of accident/ failure to render aid or assistance-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/02/08. Timothy W. Watson, 30, failure to wear seatbelt-pled guilty, fine $25 plus costs; operating on suspended/ revoked operators licensepled guilty, 30 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, no alcohol, ill-drugs/drug paraphernalia, fine $100; failure to of owner to maintain required insurance-pled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days (4 hours credit), no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, enroll in KAPS for insurance monitoring, fine $1,000. Tiffany L. Toenjes, 25, failure to wear seatbelts-pled guilty, fine $25 plus costs; failure to produce insurance card-dismissed on proof shown; improper/no windshield-pled guilty, fine $25. Gregory Ala Woodall, 44, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security 1st-pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, enroll in KAPS for insurance monitoring. Robert Todd Hovious, 45, Kellsie Lynn Monroe, 21, speeding 25 mph over limitrefer to CATS program. Althea I-Vette Brown, 35, speeding in restricted zonedismissed on commonwealth motion; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security-pled guilty, 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days, no public offenses, no driving without valid license and insurance, fine $1,000

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Meade County Sheriff Department 6-13-08 3:31 p.m. A car was waiting to make a left turn into a gas station when a burgundy Toyota Camry slammed on his brakes and went into the opposing lane, hitting Stephanie Knott of Vine Grove, Ky., who was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, head on. The driver of the Toyota then put his car into reverse, backed down the road, and took off. The witness of the accident said there was major damage and the air bags of the Toyota did deploy. Knott’s vehicle had minor to mod-

plus costs. Miranda M. Meador, 23, failure to wear seatbeltspled guilty, fine $25. Brian A. Napier, 21, speeding 26 mph over/ greater-amended to 25 mph over-pled guilty, fine $60 plus costs. Mark Anthony Robbins, 40, speeding 26 mph over/ greater-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/09/08. Emilia Mae Diaz, 25, improper equipment-dismissed on proof shown. Eric M. Guynes, 19, failure to wear seatbelts-pled guilty, fine $25; failure to produce insurance card-dismissed on proof shown. Colleen Annette Thompson, speeding 14 mph over limit-continued 07/02/8; failure to notify address change to department of transportation-dismissed on proof. Natasha K. Lowery, 18, speeding 18 mph over limit-assign to state traffic school; failure to notify address change to department of transportation-dismissed on proof shown. Dianne M. Whittaker, 36, speeding 14 mph over limitpled not guilty, fine $28 plus costs; no operators/moped license-dismissed on proof of license. David Preston McManama, 54, 2 counts of no/expired Kentucky registration plates-failure to appear. Marcus Andrew Bernardez, 44, speeding 14 mph over limit; license to be in possession-continued 07/02/08. Albert Patenaude, 21, license to be possessiondismissed on proof; failure to produce insurance carddismissed on proof. Patrick T. Price, 21, speeding 21 mph over limit-assign state traffic school; failure to wear seatbelts-pled guilty, fine $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance-dismissed on proof shown. Eileen Funk, 31, operating a suspended/revoked license-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/02/08. Malissa Sue Baize, 38, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled no guilty, pretrial conference 07/09/08. Malissa Sue Baize, 38, local county ordinance; cruelty to animals-pled not guilty, pretrial conference 07/09/08. Brian Kelly Horsley, 35, 4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 190 days each probated 2 years consecutively, after serving 1 day each, no public offenses, write no checks, pay restitution thru KAPS on unpaid checks. Brian Kelly Horsley, 35, theft by deception including cold checks under $300-pled guilty, 190 days probated 2 years consecutively, after serving 1 day (1 day credit), no public offenses, write no checks, pay remainder of restitution KAPS on unpaid checks. Michael D. Tucker, 21, speeding 14 mph over limit; failure to produce insurance card-failure to appear. Remainder of District Court 06/25/08 will be continued in next week’s issue!

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Racers feel pressure of gas prices Local racetracks are cheap entertainment, but expensive for racers See B3 The News Standard

High school national champ continues career By Ben Achtabowski Courtney Campbell is still eight years away from being a doctor, but she is already quite the skilled surgeon with a bow and arrow. After a successful career with the Meade County Archery team, Campbell graduated from Meade County High School and joined the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Matthews team as an amateur and promoter. The NASP promotes involvement in archery programs. They are sponsored by Matthews, a bow manu-

facturer, who help NASP members compete in tournaments around the country. Campbell’s high school archery career was quite impressive. She earned $8,750 in scholarship money along with seven bows during competitions. All together, her winnings accrued over $15,000. All that money will be put to good use when she heads to college this fall at Bellermine University in Louisville. “I’m so excited. I can’t wait,” Campbell said. “In college, you get to be yourself. There isn’t that pres-

sure to fit in or anything like that.” She plans to study premed and eventually go to med school to become a general practitioner. “I’m scared that if I study one thing, I’m going to hate it,” Campbell said. “I want to have the ability to change my mind. Like if I end up studying pediatrics and I find out I hate it, I can’t go back and do something else. “With general practice, I can work with kids, I can work in the ER or have my own practice.”



Courtney Campbell examines one of her shots during the 2008 NASP National Championships held in May. She won the Girl’s High School Individual Championship for the second time of her high school career.

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July 13 Greenwave Baseball Colts Baseball @ Bellarmine University 1:30 p.m. July 14-18 Meade County Cheerleading Camp @ Brandenburg Primary Gym 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. July 17 Greenwave Baseball Brown Bears Baseball @ Bellarmine University 6:45 p.m.


Little Leaguers prepare for district tournament to be held at Ramsey Field

MCHS Youth Cheer Camp July 14-18 Campers will learn cheers, motions, technique, jumps and stunting.

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For children entering grades first through eighth. The camp costs $35 and $45 at the door. SOCCER NEWS The annual general membership meeting for Vine Grove Optimist Youth Soccer (VGOYS) will be held July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vine Grove Optimist Building. Active members will vote on the positions of President, Secretary, Registrar Scheduler, U-6 Commissioner and Coordinator of Concessions. For additional information, please check the Web site at\ FISHING RESULTS Tuesday night fishing tournament Winner: David Gore Weight Big Bass Trash fish Payout

2.59 lbs 2.59 lbs 0 lbs $190

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‘Revamp the ramp’ campaign


The Meade County Little League will have two 10-year-old teams in the district tournament that will be held at Ramsey Field beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday July 7. The two teams have been practicing vigorously to prepare for the tournament that will have competitors from Breckinridge County, Hardin County and other local counties. The winner will advance to the state tournament later on in the summer. Check next week’s issue of The News Standard for full coverage of the tournament and a recap of both 10-year-old all star teams.

One working boat ramp and a group of boaters waiting to get in and out of the water is not a friendly equation for boating enthusiasts. It’s an unsightly scene to watch a group of Ohio River boaters bottleneck their way into the only working boat ramp in Brandenburg. Several years ago, a second ramp was built at the Riverfront Park in downtown Brandenburg. The ramp was much wider and easier to navigate larger trucks and boats, but with poor planning, the ramp was placed in an awkward position by a small creek that leads out into the Ohio River. After yearly flooding, mud and silt has built up onto the ramp with no natural current to help clean it off. The build up of mud and debris is five-feet deep in some areas. After five years, the ramp has been deemed unusable, leaving — again — only one workable ramp in Brandenburg. “This is losing a lot of business for the area,” said Bill Boyer, owner of Brandenburg Huntin’ and Fishin’ store. “Now people take their boats elsewhere like Wolf Creek or Mauckport, then all their vital business will go to Indiana or somewhere else. This is a valuable resource that we can use to help better the downtown area.” Downtown Brandenburg is slowly trying to get its gusto back. With the opening of Jailhouse Pizza, a sheik café and condominiums, the downtown gem hopes to get a new, polished look. Boyer and other local businessmen, along with a plethora of anglers and boaters are beginning a campaign to “Revamp the Ramp.” “We want to start getting donations from the community to help clean up and fix the

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Busch gets much-needed push as Daytona nears DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kurt Busch and his No. 2 Dodge weren’t exactly dead in the water, but they were streaming through at high speed. Suffice to say, Busch got the boost he and his Penske Racing team needed last Sunday when a little luck fell on his side. Busch’s car was okay and he had put himself in position for a good finish, but a good day turned into a great day when Busch won the race. He didn’t win the old-fashioned way, but he did win it. The former NASCAR champion had pitted earlier and when the leaders pitted, it left him in the lead. With 17 laps left in the race, rain fell

so much so that it didn’t allow the of the season nears. race to be continued and handed This weekend, Busch and the NABusch the win. SCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its “You know, I learned annual summer trip to Dayearly on, before I even retona International SpeedNASCAR way. ally made it up to the Cup level, that luck is defiThe last time Busch was nitely a player in racing,’’ here he contended for the Busch said. “I think Richwin and pushed Penske Racard Childress defined luck ing teammate Ryan Newman the best. He says, ‘When to the win in the 50th running preparation meets opporof the event. Busch’s secondtunity, that’s luck’.” place finish was the best finBuddy Busch didn’t have the ish he’s posted all season. Shacklette until last Sunday’s victory at best car — Tony Stewart had that — but he was in New Hampshire. the right place at the right time and “It’s been a long year trying to that might well give him the boost get Penske Racing back to form. We this team needs as the second half started off with a bang at Daytona.

We feel like we have all the right people,’’ Busch said. “I love Pat Tryson (Crew Chief) and all the crew guys right underneath him. I like all the guys back at the shop. We just can’t quite put our finger on what we need.’’ Since Daytona, Busch has only posted two top-10 finishes this season. Busch and Penske both have been off. Busch sits 18th in the points standings and Newman is only three position better in 15th. Both are in danger of missing The Chase, which begins in just nine more races. Busch has crashed out of three

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Racetracks feel pressure of rising fuel prices Staff Report The News Standard

Ohio Valley Dragway July 5 Jr. Dragster Challenge 12 Kumho Street Warriorz 18 Underground St. 6 to midnight 19 Outlaw Street and s/s combo 26 Corvette night and QK 16

Sat., Sept. 6 Wash. County Tourism Family Fun Night Presented By The Salem Leader Lucas Oil Super Stocks, Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks and McDonald’s FWD Stocks Spectator Gates Open 3:30 p.m., Practice 4 p.m., Qualifications 5:30 p.m., First Race 7 p.m. ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Adults & Teens $8, Age 7-12 $3

Fri., July 4 Papa John’s Firecracker 200 19th annual Firecracker 200, plus Lucas Oil Super Stocks and McDonald’s FWD Stocks Spectator Gates Open 12-Noon, Practice 12:30 p.m., Qualifications 2:30 p.m., First Race 4 p.m. ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Adults & Teens $14, Age 7-12 $3 Sat., July 19 ASA Salem 200 ASA Late Models and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks Spectator Gates Open 2 p.m., Practice 2 p.m., Qualifications 5:30 p.m., First Race 7 p.m. ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Adults & Teens $15, Age 7-12 $3 Sun., Aug. 3 49th Annual Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial United States Auto Club National Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil Super Stocksand Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks Spectator Gates Open 10:30 a.m., Practice 11 a.m., Qualifications 12:30 p.m., First Race 2 p.m. ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Adults & Teens $20, Age 7-12 $5 Sun., Aug. 10 Takin’ It To The Streets Christian Music Concert And Festival Sat., Aug. 16 JayC Food Stores Summer Shootout CRA Super Series Late Models, Lucas Oil Super Stocks,Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks and McDonald’s FWD Stocks Spectator Gates Open 3 p.m., Practice 3:30 p.m., Qualifications 5:30 p.m., First Race 7 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 13 Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic Presented By Advance Auto Parts, ARCA RE/MAX Series 200, plus ARCA Lincoln Welders Trucks Series 50 Spectator Gates Open 11:30 a.m., Practice 12-Noon, Qualifications 3 p.m., Truck Race 5:30 p.m., ARCA 200 7:15 p.m. ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Adults & Teens $23, Age 7-12 $5 Sat., Oct. 4 Six Sigma Championship Night ARA Limited Late Models, Lucas Oil Super Stocks,Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks and McDonald’s FWD Stocks Spectator Gates Open 3:30 p.m., Practice 4 p.m., Qualifications 5:45 p.m., First Race 7 p.m. ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Adults & Teens $12, Age 7-12 $3 Sun., Oct. 26 20th Annual Halloween 200 Presented By Smoker Friendly Discount Tobacco, $5,000 To Win Street Stock Classic Spectator Gates Open 9:30 a.m., Practice 10 a.m., Halloween 200 1 p.m. ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: Adults & Teens $13, Age 7-12 $3

Broadcasting world takes third strike By Mark Vasto A Sporting View Like in baseball, the world of broadcasting took three strikes last month, as the world experienced the loss of Jim McKay, Charlie Jones and Tim Russert. You never knew what you were in for with ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” On any given weekend, it could be wrestling from Greece, Guppy Troupe bowling from Tallahassee, or Evel Knievel jumping busses in the desert. The one constant was Jim McKay, the eminently professional broadcaster from Maryland who seemed to lend credibility to it all with his legendary welcome to the show: “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat ... the human drama of athletic competition. This is ABC’s Wide World of Sports!” McKay would have been just our friend “back at the studio” all of those years had it not been for one of

the sadder, more despicable moments in history. McKay was summoned to the broadcast studios in Munich during the 1972 Olympics and spent the next 16 hours reporting on the Israeli hostage crisis. When the PLO terrorists made good on their threats and killed the athletes after an unsuccessful rescue attempt, the world watched as McKay informed matterof-factly. but with the proper amount of respect for human feelings. “When I was a kid, my father used to say ‘Our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized.’ Our worst fears have been realized tonight. They have now said there were 11 hostages; two were killed in their rooms yesterday morning, nine were killed at the airport tonight. They’re all gone.” Jim died on June 7, at the age of 86, of natural causes. One of the broadcasters who would throw it back to the studio in the early 1960s was Charlie Jones. Jones became one of the first announcers for football in America, working on

AFL (later AFC) games on NBC until 1997. Usually paired with Merlin Olsen, the Emmy award-winning Jones was no one-trick cowboy. After first working with McKay on “Wide World of Sports,” Jones moved to NBC, where he announced 28 different types of sports and hosted “SportsWorld.” Jones passed away on June 12 of a heart attack suffered as he prepared for a dinner at Torrey Pines Lodge -site of the U.S. Open. And it would be remiss for any sports fan to forget NBC’s Tim Russert, who passed of a heart attack on June 13 at the age of 58 -- the only “serious” newsman to tackle issues like the sports luxury tax. Russert would sign off a Sunday morning newscast with a hearty “Go Bills!” They will be missed, but not forgotten.

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Monday - Saturday 9 A.M. - 6 P.M. Radio Shack is closing its current location at 532 River Ridge Plaza. Many products will be moved to another location and will not be discounted further.

September 6 S/S. combo 13 Sat Underground Street and T@T 6 to midnight 19 Underground Street 6 to midnight 20 Outlaw Street. 27 Mopar Night and QK 16

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Local raceways have found an interesting dichotomy between its spectators and participants. While racetracks offer inexpensive entertainment, racers are finding it more and more expensive to fill up their supped-up cars. “Gas has absolutely influenced racers,” said Terry Huff manager of the Ohio Valley Dragway in South Louisville. “You have to put a roof over your head and food on the table before you put gas in your racecar. Usually, hobbies are the first thing people cut back. It just happens that racing is a big hobby around here.” According to Huff, gas had played a role on when racers decide to race. Instead of coming out every weekend racers would come every other weekend or once a month. With gas extending over $4, racing fuels have increased too. 110 fuel is now at $7.50 a gallon. C16 fuel is at $13 a gallon. Some other very rare racing fuels have reached $18 a gallon. As far as the drag strip’s effect, Huff is still unsure how gas is affecting the dragway as a whole “I couldn’t tell you if it’s affected us this year,” Huff said. “We are cheap form of entertainment so that’s not going to affect us. People will come and watch.” What’s really affecting the Ohio Valley Dragway is the harsh spring weather. With the cold spring, along with rain, the dragway has fell victim to flooding. However, with the warmer weather, the track is running on all cylinders and is open every weekend until late fall. It cost $15 dollars to race

and $5 to watch. The Ohio Valley Speed way offers streetcar racing along with Outlaw Racing, which is an area professional circuit. Another local speedway is the Salem Race Track in Salem, Ind. Again, the entertainment is fairly cheap. Officials of the racetrack were unavailable for comments on the effects of gas prices on the racers and spectators. Here is a list of the events for the Ohio Valley Speedway, along with the Salem Race Track.

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have Bellermine University get on board with an archery team of its own. The university currently doesn’t have an archery.

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Along with her target goal of becoming a doctor, Campbell has also set her sights set high on her archery career. “I’m now at a student level for the NASP Matthews team, but I want to become a professional,” Campbell said. During the four years of competitive shooting for MCHS Archery Club, Campbell captured two NASP and two Amateur Shooter’s Association (ASA) national championships. “I’m going to miss the atmosphere,” said Campbell about her high school career. “It was fun being with the team and everything. “Now there’s more competition and it’s a little more surreal. I want to be the best and I’m used to being on top in high school. There are women that have been doing it for 10 years, while I’m competing at this level for the first time.” Campbell is now competing in very advanced competitions. ASA uses sights and releases, while high school competition doesn’t use either a sight or release. “I have to get used to the scope and release,” Campbell said. “It’s a little different, but with a bunch of practice I can do it. But I’m always going to stick with the traditional way of shooing with your hand. It’s fun that way.” ASA also shoots at 3-D targets rather than the traditional circle target. “Right now I’m having trouble with the release,” Campbell said. “I want to let go of the arrow instead of the release. Now, you really have to make sure you aim. I really have to become proficient with the release and

scope. When I just used my fingers, I just kind of point and shoot.” Campbell is also adjusting with her mindset when she shoots in the ASA tournaments. “I just think ‘hold on tight, hold on tight’,” Campbell said. “I get really nervous now. During the last tournament, I was the first to shoot at the 3-D target. I was really nervous, then I eventually calmed down.” Campbell now finds herself at the bottom of the totem pole, and will have to work her way up from student level, to amateur level, then semi-pro level and finally make the jump to the professional level. “I have to build my way up. Right now, I’m just getting my foot in the door,” she said. ASA tournaments offer several opportunities to win some fairly hearty cash prizes. Two weekends ago, Campbell took part in a tournament in London, Ky., where the first place prize was $1,500. Last weekend, she traveled to Metropolis, Ill. where she shot for a bid at the national tournament in August. Campbell said last year a 19-year-old girl won over $70,000 while on the ASA circuit. “That would be nice,” she said about the prize money. “That would really help me out with college, since I have a lot of schooling ahead of me.” Along with shooting in ASA tournaments, Campbell speaks in front of Boy Scout camps and other groups to get children on board with their local archery programs. “It’s fun talking to people about archery and right now I’m trying to get them to shoot for their teams,” she said. Campbell will also push to

Most of Campbells’ help with her transition to the ASA will come from her father, Jim Campbell, who is quite a sharp archer himself. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Jim Campbell won several Kentucky state tournaments along with a national tournament. Courtney Campbell then got her dad back into archery after a several year hiatus. “She really got me excited about archery again,” Jim Campbell said. “I took a few years off from it and now I’m into it even more. “I grew up with hunting, and Courtney (Campbell) grew up with archery. It’s a lot of fun for us.” Jim Campbell feels Courtney has all the ability to take her game to the next level. “Archery is 90 percent mental 10 percent physical,” Jim Campbell said. “You have to have good hand-eye coordination. Courtney has all of that because she has a good shot in archery and with a gun.” On most days, Courtney and her father practice as much as possible, striving to perfect her shot. “We try to shoot at least one hour a day, but some days we will shoot for five hours,” Courtney Campbell said. “It really depends. Now, with college starting up in the fall, I will have to juggle even more. I have three days where I get out of school at 11 a.m., so I’ll have all day to shoot then.” Though Courtney Campbell spent much of her high school career in the top shooting echelon, she always wanted to continue her career after high school “I always hoped to get to this level. It’s a lot of fun and I never want to quit it,” she said. “I was really excited to work with Matthews and I want to be a Matthews shooter for a long time.” She will also be watching the Summer Olympics this August, since she aspires to be there — representing her country — one day. “My dream is to compete in the Olympics,” Campbell said. “I want to watch the Olympics and see what it’s like. Maybe I’ll learn something, or even steal some techniques from someone.” Maybe one day, Dr. Courtney Campbell will be on the podium receiving an Olympic gold medal.


Push From page B1 races this season and he only led 10 laps last week in the winning effort. Newman has posted six top-10 finishes this season, but twice this season he’s lost an engine and he’s been unable to match his success seen in the seasonopener. Maybe Daytona couldn’t be coming at a better time. “We’ve struggled a little bit this year,” Tryson said. “It hasn’t been as much fun as it was last year obviously. But hopefully this will give us some momentum and put some more fun back in it. “Hopefully, we can score some more wins and still make it in The Chase.”

Two years ago, Busch struggled the first half of his first season with Penske, going through a pair of crew chiefs. Original crew chief, Roy McCauley, took a leave of absence to be with his ailing wife and Troy Rakar filled in the interim. When Roush Fenway’s Greg Biffle and Tryson parted ways last year, Busch was all too happy to snatch up the proven call-maker, who has made the calls on his car beginning at Sonoma, Ca. Tryson helped Busch to finishes of third (Daytona), sixth (Chicago), 11th (Indianapolis) and a win at Pocono, while getting Busch into The Chase. “We’re working hard. We’re testing all the time,” Busch said. “ Ask my wife. Ask the crew members. You know, we’re on the gas trying to get our 2, 12 and 77 teams up, running competitive every week.”


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tributaries. Other action included that lake sturgeon may not be harvested statewide. The Lower Sportsman’s Lake at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Headquarters will be open to all ages. All of these fishing regulations go into effect on March 1, 2009. The next Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting will be held at 8 a.m., Friday, August 15, 2008 at #1 Sportsman’s Lane off U.S. 60 in Frankfort. Persons interested in addressing the Commission must notify the KDFWR Commissioner’s office in writing at least 30 days in advance to be considered for placement on the meeting agenda. People who are hearing impaired and plan to attend the meeting should contact the KDFWR at least 10 days in advance and the agency will provide a translator. To request to address the commission, write to KDFWR, Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky., 40601.

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ABOVE: Anglers wait to dock after the three hour tournament held on Tuesday. The fishermen had perfect conditions to fish. LEFT: David Gore takes the tournament crown with a big bass weighing in at 2.59 pounds. That is the largest big bass caught so far in this year’s tourney. THE NEWS STANDARD/ BEN ACHTABOWSKI

Staff Report The News Standard Brandenburg Huntin’ and Fishin’ three-hour Tuesday night fishing tournaments has continued its popularity. There were ten boats to match last week’s turnout to see David Gore take the crown with a whopping big bass of 2.59 pounds. It’s still early in the season, but Gore’s bass is the biggest bass caught during

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bass, 4.39 lbs. trash fish, and $60 total winnings.

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Fifth place — Mike Pickett and Melissa Pickett 1.47 lbs trash fish.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't be Sheepish about asking questions and demanding answers. You not only gain needed information, but also respect for your steadfast search for the truth.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A money problem that shows up early in the week is expeditiously resolved by savvy Bovines who know how to turn a momentary financial lapse into a monetary gain.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It's a good time to shed negative energydraining forces and develop a positive approach to handling current, as well as upcoming, personal and/or professional situations.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your urge to do your best on a current task is commendable. But don't let it become all-consuming. Spend some spiritually restorative time with those who love you.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) This could be a good time for all you Leos and Leonas to take your bows for your recent achievements and then go off to enjoy some fun times with your prides and joys.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A negative response to a wellintentioned suggestion could communicate a sense of distrust you might later find hard to refute. Think carefully before reacting.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your loving attention comforts a family member who is feeling a bit out of sorts. But be careful to prioritize your time so you don't neglect your work duties.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your curiosity might be resented by some. But those who know you will support your penchant for never settling for less than the truth. So stay with it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A pesky situation from the past recurs, albeit in an altered form. Deal with it promptly before it can go from merely irksome to decidedly troublesome.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don't wait too long to submit your proposals after giving them a last look-over. If necessary, you should be able to defend any portion called into question.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A bid to use your workplace dispute-settling skills in another situation is tempting. But be careful: You might not have all the facts you'll need if you agree to do it.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That sense of self-doubt is so untypical of you, you should have no qualms in shaking it off. Remind yourself of all you've done and can do, and then do it again.

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Kentucky State Police celebrates 60 years of service By Les Williams Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer In 1948, the world was a very different place. Like the rest of the country, Kentucky was still recovering from the effects of a world war and adjusting to peacetime. Gov. Earl C. Clements was convinced that a state police force was the commonwealth’s best answer to the challenges of a post-war increase in traffic problems and crime. Consequently, on July 1, 1948, Clements signed into law an act that created the Kentucky State Police. With the stroke of a pen, Kentucky became the 38th state to pass a State Police Act, which gave the agency full jurisdiction and power of arrest throughout the state except in cities with 1,000 residents or more. (This single restriction on the agency’s border-to-border authority lasted until 1976.) Guthrie Crowe, an attorney and former police judge from LaGrange, was appointed as the agency’s first commissioner. Most of his 147-member staff consisted of former members of the Kentucky Highway Patrol. Clad in gray uniforms trimmed in black (said to have been patterned after the Louisville Legion led by Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Mexican-American War) and gray campaign hats inspired by the old 123rd Kentucky Cavalry, Crowe and his troopers set out in distinctive black Ford cruisers to establish a force that would one day become the pride of every law-abiding Kentuckian. With the help of the FBI and the Indiana State Police, a three-week training program was held at Ft. Knox and Frankfort. Bowling Green resident Joe Barrett, one of the first troopers to hit the road, said the training was something he’ll never forget. One of his instructors was the legendary FBI crime-fighter Elliott Ness. Training was essential, for Crowe was determined to form a modern law enforcement organization. In a December 1948 article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Crowe said he expected his troopers to be “courteous, efficient and attractive in appearance, but firm in their treatment of law violators.” “Policemen,” he wrote, “are no longer expected to be ferocious in temperament, not to employ domineering and loud-voiced tactics whereby the luckless transgressor is nearly frightened out of his wits for making a traffic error. The new policeman should be a man who can render service to and deal properly with people. He should be a friend to the public and not a buga-boo with which to frighten small children.” In his efforts to build this modern force, Crowe established the state’s first crime lab, acquiring a $1,200 comparison microscope for bullet and cartridge case analysis. He hired a young, chemical


LEFT: KSP hit the road in 1948 with black Ford cruisers sporting a gold stripe and distinctive seal. TOP: Today, cruisers are equipped with the latest electronics. engineering graduate from the University of Louisville, sent him off for two weeks training with the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigations Lab and budgeted $600 for the start up. The lab opened on May 15, 1951 with a public announcement that its services were available to any city, county or other local police officer in the commonwealth. One of the first missions of the new agency was highway safety. In a December 1948 Courier Journal Magazine article, Crowe stated, “We are essentially an organization to police the highways. It was clearly the intent of the legislature that we devote 80 percent of our time to this work. Eighty percent of our income is derived from highway users. They are entitled to 80 percent of our effort. “From a criminal standpoint, our organization is purely a supplemental one to aid the local constabulary,” he added. “We are not designed to supplant local officers, but to lend them assistance when they request it.” The same article went on to explain that “the day’s work of a trooper is primarily traffic control, checking for stolen cars, accident investigations and testifying in court against violators.” Resources and equipment were sparse. A July 1, 1948 inventory lists 96 automobiles “of various ages and stages of repair.” Only 45 had two-way radios. One former trooper remembered that if headquarters wanted him, they would call a local gas station, which switched on an outside light as a signal for the trooper to find a phone and call his post commander. But the challenge remained. In 1948, troopers traveled at about 35 miles per hour except when pursuing a speeder. Only a few congested urban areas had any speed restrictions. The only law allowed police to charge motorists with reckless driving if they were going more than 45 miles per hour! Even then, the officer had to convince a judge that the condition of the road and the vehicle, combined with excessive speed, created a clear hazard to highway safety. KSP was undaunted, however. On Oct. 30, 1948, in a


In the 1950s, KSP took action against illegal gambling activities in northern Kentucky.

joint operation with military policemen from Ft. Knox, KSP held its first traffic safety roadblock at the top of Muldraugh Hill in Hardin County. For 10 hours, every vehicle was stopped, the operator’s permit inspected and the vehicle checked for safety violations. Motorists who had been drinking were arrested. And this was just the beginning. Two months later, when the agency totaled up the state’s highway deaths for 1948, fatalities were down 28.2 percent. In June of 1950, the traffic fatality rate was 23 percent lower than during the same period in 1949. As the new decade dawned, KSP continued its highway safety efforts both on and off the road. Public safety programs were developed and highway safety exhibits were displayed at the Kentucky State Fair and other events. Troopers also worked with student safety patrols, which assisted with student pedestrian safety by directing traffic at intersections around school grounds and helped teach safety rules to students. One unique program involved KSP Lt. Lee Allen Estes, whose entertaining talents as a magician and ventriloquist brought pedestrian safety messages to school children throughout the state. As the 1950s progressed, KSP took on new duties. In 1951, Gov. Lawrence Weatherby directed the agency to take action against illegal gambling, liquor and prostitution operations in northern Kentucky, Henderson and other areas around the state. On Aug. 31, 1951, Commissioner Crowe personally led 52 troopers armed with shotguns and pistols in a raid on the Latin Quarter and Club Manana in Wilder, just outside of Newport. Sixty-eight people were arrested, almost $20,000 in cash was seized and thousands of dollars worth of gambling equipment was confiscated including dice tables, roulette wheels and slot machines. Other raids soon followed. The Hi-Dee-Ho Club. The Lookout House. The Beverly Hills. The Yorkshire Club. Operations were also mounted in the Henderson area against nightspots such

as The Trocadero, The Dells, Riverview Gardens, The Little Commando and the Kentucky Tavern. Newspaper clippings of the period mention accounts of other raids in Paducah, Boonesboro, Scottsville and Richmond. One raid in Richmond uncovered “a second-story handbook operation at the corner of Water and First Streets.” Thirty people were arrested and the confiscated equipment included a ticker tape (which was in operation as officers entered), four telephones, a dice table, public address system and microphone, five odds boards with pasted race forms, a betting box, 34 racing journals, book betting slips, parley forms for betting on football games and an adding machine. KSP continued its battle against vice throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s. They must have done something right. In 1965, a Louisville Courier-Journal reporter toured Newport after dark and was told by one life-long resident that the city was “dead and gettin’ deader.” The 1960s marked the beginning of two new KSP programs aimed at young people. In 1961, children visiting the Kentucky State Fair were treated to the debut of Safety Town at the KSP exhibit. Under the watchful eye of state troopers, children pedaled tricycles through a miniature city, complete with replicas of real-life structures, tiny streets and working stoplights. Designed to teach pedestrian safety, it is one of the agency’s longest running and most successful programs and it is still in existence today. The other program, Trooper Island, was originated by KSP Lt. John Ed Tomlinson and launched by KSP Director James E. Bassett, III in 1964. It established a free summer camp for disadvantaged boys on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. Financed entirely by donations, the camp offered good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured activities designed to build positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Today, Trooper Island remains in operation offering esteem-building summer activities for boys and girls aged 10 to 12.

As the 1970s, 80s and 90s evolved, so did KSP, responding to new missions for new times. A drug enforcement unit was created, full-scale marijuana eradication was initiated (KSP destroyed 493,692 plants in 2007) and DARE and drug interdiction programs were started. A Special Response Team was formed. Canine, Missing Persons, and Hazardous Devices units were created. With the coming of the new century, special units were formed to handle issues such as Oxycontin and methamphetamines. Over the years, KSP has continually progressed in terms of size and quality of service it provides to the citizens of Kentucky. Today, the agency has 16 posts and 961 troopers throughout the state. Its six regional crime labs provide a variety of forensic support to local law enforcement agencies. Its duties have expanded to include the protection of executive and legislative branch leaders, government facilities security, drug interdiction, marijuana eradication, arson investigation, white collar and electronic crimes, child and sexual abuse cases, anti-terrorism and special response teams. Training now consists of a 23-week program that includes more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in subjects such as constitutional law, juvenile and traffic law, use of force, weapons training, defensive tactics, first aid, high speed vehicle pursuit, criminal investigation, survival Spanish, computer literacy, hostage negotiations, evidence collection, radio procedures, search and seizure, crash investigation, drug identification, traffic control, crowd control, armed robbery response, land navigation, electronic crimes, sex crimes, hate crimes, domestic violence, bomb threats and hazardous materials. Despite its many high tech activities, such as radar and video surveillance, DNA testing and on-board vehicle computers, KSP remains committed to the tried and true fundamentals of traditional police work that produce results. Following the concepts of “community policing,” its troopers live in the areas where they work, pro-

viding “shoes on the street” for an effective and personal local presence. KSP troopers are involved in their local communities by meeting with civic and community organizations, providing lectures on crime prevention and drug education programs to schools and other youth organizations and assisting schools and businesses in developing security and emergency response plans. True to KSP’s original mission of saving lives on Kentucky’s roadways, the KSP Highway Safety Branch continues to educate the public about the use of seat belts and the dangers of speeding and driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. The Drive To Stay Alive teen driving academy and the Friday Nights, Blue Lights program are just two examples. In the early days of the Kentucky State Police, troopers’ duties were far different than today. They worked a 10-hour day, six days a week and were lucky if they weren’t called back after their shift. The men and women who wear the distinctive gray uniform and campaign hat of the Kentucky State Police today have much in common with those early troopers. They are all dedicated, hard working individuals who perform their duties because they want to serve others and make a positive difference in society. The history of the Kentucky State Police is the history of each one of these individuals—past, present and future—who have been or will be a member of the organization. “The successes of the Kentucky State Police are many and the observance of its 60th anniversary is a tribute to all of the past and present employees of the agency, especially the 25 troopers killed in the line of duty,” said KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. “We stand on the shoulders of all those who have gone before us and strive to live up to and continue their high level of dedication and commitment to the principles of public service and law enforcement. In doing this, we set an example for those to come and so ‘The Thin Gray Line’ continues.”

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Find your passion and hold on to it TINKER ’ S TOYS

Art is something I’ve always been passionate about, whether it be music, writing, drawing or photography. I can’t hold a tune to save my life, my drawings will probably never be anything more than pretty pencil sketches, and capturing a good picture is a hit-andmiss endeavor Time To with me but writing is where I’ve Grow Up found my strong suit. I try my best to take the experiences I’ve had in my life, and even though some of them have been unpleasant, I want to flip them around and use the hardships I’ve faced to better someone else’s life. By reflecting the way the world is with all its flaws, I hope to open Felicia people’s eyes and hopefully change this world into a Thompson better place. I know, it sounds like the pipedreams of every artsy kid this side of everywhere, but I really do want to leave a legacy of change behind. When you’re deciding what path you want to follow in life, think about what your interests are before you get distracted by monetary earnings.

Find your passion. Find what drives you — that one thing that really sets your heart on fire — hold on to it. You don’t want to be stuck at a dead-end job you despise. If you aim to have a life-long career, rather than bounce from job to job, make sure you’re in a field where you genuinely enjoy your work. Just imagine how terrible it would be to be middle-aged, reluctantly rolling out of bed every morning to go to your dreaded job. Not everyone knows what they want to do in their life, especially not during their high school years. Many seniors graduate from high school without even a vague idea as to what they want to pursue in their life, but instead of pushing thoughts of the future to the side maybe you should try to work toward figuring out a tentative plan for your years beyond high school. Unsure of where or how to come to this sort of a plan? Just pay attention to how you do in school. If you struggle — or fall asleep — in math class you might not want to be a mathematician, but if you like dissecting frogs in biology or if all the formulas in chemistry made sense to you, a career in the science field may suit you well. Though having a tentative plan is a good idea, don’t get too stressed over what lies in your future. It’s important to have fun while you’re young and still have time to figure things out.

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CLOCKWISE (from top left): Louisville Zoo worker Kathleen displays a Madagascar hissing cockroach. A chinchilla relies on its whiskers to find shelter and evade predators. A chinchilla’s fur can grow between 1 ½ and 2 inches thick. Ball pythons, as shown in this picture, conquer their prey by squeezing the life out of them. One of the visitors from Louisville Zoo exhibits a chinchilla. THE NEWS STANDARD/FELICIA THOMPSON

Celebrating Independence Day at the Battletown Blowout

With a threat of thunderstorms in the forecast last Saturday, Battletown Blowout coordinators were crossing their fingers hoping Mother Nature would spare them the rain. A few showers fell, but they mostly missed the Battletown Community Park, which helped make for another successful gathering for the annual event. Local kids came with their parents to have a day full of fun, food and a lot of play. Ending the night was an amazing display of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

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Tilling the soil a fulfilling life for the Tillerys

It was during the 1970s on a walk with a college friend that Beth Tillery found a career path she never imagined. “One day, just on the spur of the moment, a classmate and I walked across the street from the Eastern Kentucky University main campus to Stateland Dairy and talked to the farm manager. The cows looked like huge trees to me, but I fell in love with them and farming in general.”, Shortly after that fateful visit, she changed her major to agriculture with a focus on dairy herd management. It was an unexpected move for a young woman who had started college as a drama major and was studying nursing at the time. Seeing the conditions people were living in at Eastern State Hospital had soured Tillery, the daughter of an undertaker father and mother who was a nurse, on becoming a nurse herself. “My grandparents had spoken fondly of farming and I thought it looked like a great life,” said the native of Independence, Ky. Besides the cows, Beth also fell for a handsome farm boy and fellow agriculture major, Doug Tillery, of Jackson County.

Doug’s parents owned a 178-acre spread just south of McKee, Ky. that the newlyweds purchased “with a humongous farm loan,” said Beth. They would spend the next 19 years raising such farm staples as hogs and tobacco, while also maintaining a sizeable dairy herd. The couple also raised two children: Josh, a chemistry major at Bellarmine University, and Jenny, a senior cheerleader at North Laurel High School. Being able to watch their offspring grow up on the farm has been especially fulfilling for the Tillerys. “I had great parents, but their work came first. The farm has allowed us to raise our kids like we wanted. They were in the milk house at six weeks old. Doctors told us they were the healthiest kids they had ever seen. They were never sick or in daycare,” said the proud mom. In recent years, the family has given up the dairying and tobacco, turning their focus to growing environmentally friendly produce and using sustainable agricultural practices. All of their animals are

raised in a natural stress-free environment and do not consume steroids or hormones. Tillery says raising tobacco was difficult for her because “I didn’t like working in what I don’t believe in,” but she misses the dairy. “I enjoy being around livestock the most. I love watching them eat and how they are able to produce milk.” She is grateful to tobacco for the fact the settlement money gave farmers the hope for doing other things. These days, the entire family pitches in to help raise products sold primarily at the Farmer’s Market in Lexington. Crops include tomatoes, squash, cabbage, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and even fresh cut flowers. Eggs and meat chickens are also sold. Beth usually makes the 140-mile roundtrip alone while Doug works at a glass factory in Richmond. Despite all the usual hardships associated with farming, Beth Tillery is glad she switched majors one more time more than 30 years ago. “My grandparents were right. This is a great life.”


TOP: Tillery keeps her flock of egg-laying chickens in a cool spot on the farm. She likes all breeds, but says the Rhode Island Reds are the most even tempered. LEFT: Fresh-cut flowers are harvested each week and are one of the best selling items at the Farmer’s Market in Lexington.

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

Edible Heirlooms: Fresh and Easy Fruit Salad

Fresh and Easy Fruit Salad By Jorena D. Faulkner With the weeklong activities of the Fourth of July cumulating tonight, fireworks will not be the only hit at local holiday gatherings. Family members from far and wide converge to hon-

or and celebrate freedom and our American heritage with reunions and the delicious bounty of our forefathers. A simple staple of any summertime reunion is the standard fruit salad. According to, fruit salad as we know it today — an oftentimes mix of fresh and tropical fruit — is a mid-19th century idea. Evidence also shows that such fruit mixed with sugar and alcohol later became known as the childhood favorite, fruit cocktail, and was first used in print in the New York Hotel Review for 1922. Fruit salad is also called “Macedonia” in some culinary circles. In my family, we keep it simple and make fruit salad year-round, utilizing whatever seasonal fresh produce is available, switching it up from time to time by adding marshmallows, pineapples and mandarin oranges for an Ambrosia Fruit Salad, or cranberries and walnuts for a Cranberry Waldorf Fruit Salad. This recipe is a basis to form your own family heirloom from — healthy and delicious, the sky’s the limit! Fresh and Easy Fruit Salad 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 1 cup green seedless grapes

1 cup red seedless grapes 1 Granny Smith apple 1/4 cantaloupe 1/4 watermelon 1 16-ounce tub of Cool Whip 1/2 cup of pecan pieces 1/4 lemon wedge 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut Wash all fruit thoroughly and repeatedly, place on paper towels and allow to air dry prior to preparation. In a large bowl place one cup of raspberries and one cup of blueberries. Cut seedless green and red grapes in half and add to the bowl. Peel and core one granny smith apple, cut into wedges (or cube) and squeeze the juice of 1/4 lemon over the top to reduce browning; place apples in bowl. Peel, seed and cube 1/4 portion of cantaloupe and 1/4 portion of watermelon (you can purchase seedless watermelons if you prefer) and add to berries, apples and grapes. Incorporate one 16-ounce tub of Cool Whip, one cup of shredded sweetened coconut, and 1/2 cup of pecan pieces into fruit mixture. Chill and serve. To submit your own recipe, e-mail

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