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Restoring memories

Vying for top prize

Stewart Ballard’s photo scanning business is about more than making a profit; it’s about making memories that last forever.

Boys and girls of all ages show their livestock companions during market and showmanship competitions at the fair.

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Hometown, home crowd

The Meade County Fair is a homecoming game for local pullers. Sports, B1

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Ohio River fish consumption advisories released Submitted by the Kentucky Dept. for Public Health

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources issued fish consumption ad-

visories for the Ohio River on July 29. These advisories are intended to inform the public about the possible risks of eating unrestricted amounts of some fish from the Ohio River. The advisories were issued due to elevated lev-

els of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and mercury levels found in some species of fish sampled for these substances. “Women of childbearing age, and children and people who consume a lot of fish in their diet are more

susceptible to the ill effects of contaminants sometimes found in fish,” said William Hacker, M.D., and DPH commissioner. “For this reason, these individuals should follow the special population advisory.” Due to recent tissue sam-

plings of sauger and catfish, the advisory for the Upper Reach of the Ohio River (mouth of the Big Sandy River to Markland Dam) is being modified to one meal per month for the general population, and six meals per year for special or sen-

sitive populations. Advisories for the Middle Reach (Markland Dam to Cannelton Dam) and the Lower Reach (Cannelton Dam to Mississippi River) remain unchanged from last year’s

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Hard to believe: It’s back to school

Sitting on top of the world

New principal in place, new primary school on the horizon By Laura Saylor

To the disbelief of students and teachers alike, the 2008-09 school year begins next Thursday, and 22 new faculty faces will be welcoming students to their classes. School commenced later than scheduled last spring due to accrued snow days, and as the dog days of summer approach, the hustle and bustle of a new school year is in mid-stride. “It’s always a new beginning,” said Mitch Crump, Meade County School District Superintendent. “For new



TOP: Two Meade County Fair-goers enjoy a birds-eye view from the Ferris wheel. BELOW: Four-year-old twins Reagan and Peyton Brown ”hop to it” during a potato sack race held last Wednesday afternoon at the Meade County Fairgrounds.

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hile folks got down to the nitty-gritty during tractor pulls, livestock shows and demolition derbies, other Meade County Fair attendees chose to enjoy the lighter — and cleaner — side of the fair by participating in field games and taking a spin on carnival rides set-up in the midway. From delicately-crafted artistic exhibits on display in the commercial buildings, to the down and dirty rough-housing of the mud sling, fun, good times and memories escorted every fair-goer home. Nearly 42,600 people are estimated to have visited the Meade County Fair this week, which encompassed everything from “pretty-inpink” teen pageants and a watermelon eating contest, to the brute horsepower of livestock pulls and a four-wheeler rodeo. This year’s successful fair was organized by Fair Manager David Pace and members of the fair board: Doug Banks, Russ Fackler, Gene Hardesty, Kenny Haught, Ronnie Joyner, Sim Richardson, Sue Richardson, Eugene Sheeran, and secretaries Debbie Weber and Melissa Yates.

Car fire raises tax district discussion By Laura Saylor

Two concerned county residents asked fire district trustees to explain Meade County’s fire department service areas after a car fire left the couple to foot a $1,500 bill for services rendered by local firefighters. During a meeting of the Meade County Fire Protection District Board of Trustees held Monday evening at Station No. 1, chairman Martin Bosemer explained to Barbara Monroe that she pays for firefighter service by paying taxes within the Ekron, Ky., service district. Because the car fire occurred in Brandenburg (in the Kroger parking lot), a bill was issued, since non-Ekron


Polished ‘Miss Lucy’ debuts new face, body at parade By Laura Saylor

With a recently toned body, some new paint on her face, and a few kinks and wrinkles smoothed out, Miss Lucy sure looked good as she stretched her legs in the Meade County Fair parade. The “lady in red” underwent a serious facelift over the last few months as Mike Curl, assistant chief of the Meade County Fire District, foreran an operation to restore the county’s first fire engine — which has ambiguously developed the nickname, “Miss Lucy.”

“It’s been a job,” Curl said. “I can say that much. It’s a been a job.” He first took on the project in October, after he located the 1957 F-750 Howe fire truck in a barn owned by former Ekron, Ky., firefighter Tim LaTondress. Curl spent the last nine months under the hood, along with his son, Hubert, and others who helped chip in some elbow grease. “It’s something I really wanted to do,” Curl said. “Not necessarily for me or for the fire department, but for the county. It belongs to the county. It’s a


The county’s first fire engine, affectionately known as “Miss Lucy,” has undergone a major restoration courtesy of assistant fire chief Mike Curl and his son, Hubert.



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GOP needs ‘Sam’s Club’ voters

White working-class voters typically aren’t in vogue, with the political chatter tending to revolve around “soccer moms,” the “youth vote” or other boutique demographic groups of the moment. But the late charge of Hillary ClinNational ton’s doomed presidential campaign Review made white working-class voters surprisingly fashionable. They’ll stay that way if the important new book “Grand New Party,” by two young writers for The Atlantic, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, has the impact on the political debate that it should. In an incisive analysis, Douthat and Salam puncture Rich Lowry self-comforting delusions of both the right and the left, and persuasively advocate a reorientation of the GOP to address working-class concerns. They define working-class voters — “Sam’s Club” voters, in the phrase they borrow from Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty — as that half of the electorate that lacks a college education. Neither party has been able to build a durable majority, Douthat and Salam write, because of “the refusal of America’s working class to pick a side and stick with it.” Their economic forebears were a pillar of FDR’s New Deal coalition — understandably, in Douthat and Salam’s telling, since the best of New Deal policies helped graduate them into the middle class by rewarding work and aiding economic aspiration (with Social Security benefits, the home-mortgage deduction, etc.). They came unmoored from the Democratic Party when LBJ’s Great Society “cost them money and seemed to undermine their values into the bargain. The Democrats have labored under twin misapprehensions in seeking to woo these voters back. One is that today’s working class could be pulled straight out of a John Steinbeck novel. In reality, according to Douthat and Salam, a Sam’s Club voter is “far more likely to be working in education or health care, office administration or business services than on a farm or an assembly line.” The second is that the basket of cultural issues with which the GOP has often been able to win these voters is a mere distraction. Actually, these voters have a keen self-interest in arresting social breakdown: “Safe streets, successful marriages, cultural solidarity, and vibrant religious and civic institutions make workingclass Americans more likely to be wealthy, healthy, and upwardly mobile.” If they aren’t the stuff of social realism, working-class anxieties are real. Douthat and Salam’s worst case is a “steady degradation of everyday working-class life under the pressures of rising illegitimacy, insecurity, and stratification.” Douthat and Salam want Republicans to work to forestall this future. They float an activist program geared to buttressing families and addressing working-class discontents: A $5,000-per-child tax credit; subsidies for parents providing their own child care; expanded transportation infrastructure to ease the suburban commute; etc. Their proposals have been dismissed as “Clintonian triangulation from the right.” But back in 1992, Bill Clinton’s political achievement was considerable. He broke with the stale pieties of his own party, and — with new emphases and a few well-aimed policies — renovated its image. Republicans await a figure who will pick up the challenge of Grand New Party.

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‘Tour of Kentucky’ is about the people Government should be about you: Addressing your concerns and fears, furthering your hopes and ideas and, most of all, helping you improve your family’s quality of life. Too often this hasn’t been the case. Too often Frankfort insiders and politicians enamored with the status quo and concerned more about political gain than the common good have conspired to make government an obstacle instead of a helping hand. My administration is committed to changing that reality, to ensuring that your government is focused on you and your families. Making that happen begins by simply listening. We do enough talking in Frankfort. It’s time we dedicate ourselves to hearing what Kentuckians — you — have to say. That’s why I’ve been on a tour of Kentucky for the past couple of weeks, holding forums in communities of this state in an effort to understand the needs and concerns facing Kentuckians from all walks of life.

On Tuesday, I will be in provided incentives to help Shepherdsville at the Bullitt Alliance Entertainment add Central High School. The 285 jobs. In Louisville, we’ve provided incentives program begins at 6 p.m., and I will be From the for the expansion of accompanied by cabGovernor Kentucky Trailer. But as a fellow inet secretaries and Kentuckian, I know top policy-makers in much more needs to my administration. be done — and that During the prowe have to be strategram, you will have gic and smart about an opportunity to moving forward. ask me questions Just as your family and express your views. Afterward, Steve Beshear has to live within a budget — a task each of the cabinet growing increassecretaries or their representatives will be avail- ingly difficult as gas prices, able to answer your indi- food and health care costs vidual questions and listen escalate – we in state governto your specific concerns. ment have to live within our This is your chance to talk means as well. Just as you have to make one-on-one with the top decision-makers in all areas of decisions about priorities, state government. Providing we in state government have you this access, as a citizen to prioritize too. I know that we have to of Kentucky, is something I find a way to expand health believe is very important. Even in the midst of a very coverage to more Kentuckchallenging economy, where ians, particularly children. dollars for new initiatives are We have to create a system scarce, we are making prog- of higher education that is ress. In Bullitt County, as well more accessible and affordas surrounding areas, we’ve able. We have to give schools provided funding for median cable barriers and we’ve enough funding to ensure

our children can compete for 21st Century jobs. We need to support and create locally owned businesses that will stay in Kentucky and grow with the economy. And we need to find a way, even as dollars are scarce, to build more roads while ensuring safety. We need to change the way business has been conducted for too long in Frankfort. But to do that, I need your help. I need your voice. I need you to tell me, and those who seek to represent you in Frankfort, what you want from your government. What should be our priorities on your behalf? What are your needs? What do you want your governor and your elected representatives in the legislature to focus on in the months and years ahead? It’s your government. I hope you will take the time Tuesday night to share your ideas with me. Your voice will be my call to action when I return to Frankfort. Tuesday night, I will be eager to see you. And I will be listening.

Hurricane floods lawmakers with sense Opponents of school hind after the storm needed choice want you to believe somewhere for their chilthat allowing parents to re- dren to attend school, and quickly. Not only move their children Bluegrass had the district’s from failing schools administration been benefits only angry, Beacon corrupt, it also was white right-wingers highly inept, having intent on destroying failed to even proppublic education. erly insure school Unfortunately, buildings, leaving perception often water-logged facilitrumps reality. But ties in ruins after the things are changing. storm. In New Orleans, Many parents, infor example, it took Jim Waters cluding a significant a hurricane, but pargroup of minorities, ents now acknowledge the reality that the wanted to provide their chilcity’s embarrassing public dren with a better income schools have consistently but couldn’t afford private schools. The answer to their left their children behind. In 2004, 75 percent of the dilemma: Charter schools, city’s eighth-graders scored publicly funded schools run “below basic” in reading; the right way. Students without neightwo-thirds fell “below basic” in math. Enrollment de- borhood schools destroyed clined 25 percent between by the storm wouldn’t 1998 and 2005 as more miss a year of school after and more parents realized all. Charter schools rebuilt schools weren’t getting the faster than public schools and spread quicker than the job done. Then came Hurricane Ka- waters of Hurricane Katrina after the levees broke. trina. The city now features one The storm’s damage — out of necessity — resulted of the most expansive charin a large expansion of the ter-school programs in the city’s fledgling charter- country. While Plato gets credit school program. It was also the begin- for observing that “necesning of a movement toward sity is the mother of invenvouchers for needy fami- tion,” black lawmakers such as Sen. Ann Dupleslies. People who remained be- sis and Rep. Austin Badon,

Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. Write to the National Review at National Review, 215 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10016, or visit

the teachers’ union in Jefferson County, Ky., went to court to challenge a decision by Superintendent Sheldon Berman not to renew contracts of 18 non-tenured teachers for next year. Berman charged that one high-school teacher, who didn’t meet any of her 10 teaching standards last year, also failed to supervise her students, allowing them to throw a trash can and scissors out a classroom window and staged pretend fights. The union’s attorney told the Courier-Journal “This is about the policies that are designed to help teachers become the best they can be.” Too bad the lawyer and the union he represents doesn’t seem nearly as concerned about ensuring that the teachers would help students become the best they can be in a district where 19,820 out of 33,809 — 59 percent — of black students tested “below proficient” readers in 2006. That’s not just a perception — for real.

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

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who both represent New Orleans, get acclaim for the courage to stand up in the aftermath of a hurricane’s destruction, and announce that they would no longer accept substandard education for students, especially minorities who have, for too long, been left behind by the Crescent City school system. They expressed unwavering support for charter schools. They also took on the unions and succeeded in passing a $10-million voucher program allowing 1,500 children from lowerincome homes to enroll in private schools. Hundreds of parents lined up last week to apply. “Although they’re moving into this very cautiously, I believe people are now beginning to see the value of not protecting systems but protecting children,” Duplessis said during a recent interview on Louisville’s black radio station WLLVAM. Protecting children and their future by ensuring access to a good education rather than propping up “the system” represents good work, senator. You get an “A.” Meanwhile, as parents waited in line to sign up for vouchers in New Orleans,

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advisory. “Fish are fun to catch, and are a nutritious, lowfat food,” said Benjy Kinman, director of fisheries with the Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Our role is to educate the public about recommended amounts of certain fish they should consume so everyone can make informed decisions.” The reporting system used by DPH and Fish and Wildlife provides advisories for the general population and a special population, which includes pregnant women, nursing mothers and their infants, and children. Women who may be or plan to become pregnant should also consider the special population advice. The following are consumption precautions for various tested species in three areas (upper, middle and lower) of the Ohio River bordering Kentucky. In general, if a species is not listed, this does not necessarily mean these other fish species are riskfree to consumers. Rather, it means there is no data available for that particular species. In April 2000, a statewide mercury advisory was issued for all freshwater fish from Kentucky waters, including the Ohio River. Women of childbearing age and children 6 years and younger should eat no more than one meal per

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Paddlefish (and eggs) Carp Channel catfish (greater than 21”) Channel catfish (less than 21”) Smallmouth buffalo White bass Drum White crappie Hybrid striped bass Sauger Flathead catfish Black basses (largemouth, etc.)

6 meals/year 1 meal/month 6 meals/year

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Paddlefish (and eggs) Channel catfish (greater than 21”) Channel catfish (less than 21”) Carp Hybrid striped bass Drum Sauger Black basses (largemouth, spotted) White crappie Bigmouth buffalo

1 meal/month 1 meal/month 1 meal/month 1 meal/week 1 meal/week

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Lower Reach (Cannelton Dam to Mississippi River)

week of any freshwater fish. DPH also reminds consumers that proper cleaning, skinning, trimming and cooking can reduce contaminant levels in the


General population

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Paddlefish (and eggs) Carp Channel catfish Blue catfish (greater than 14”) Blue catfish (less than 14”) Bigmouth buffalo White bass Drum White crappie Hybrid striped bass Sauger Flathead catfish Black basses (largemouth, etc.)

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1 meal/month 6 meals/year 1 meals/month 6 meals/year 6 meals/year 1 meal/week 6 meals/year 1 meal/month

fish. Eat only skinless, boneless fillets with as much fat as possible removed. Do not eat the skin, which can contain higher levels of fat. Eggs should be discarded. Roasting,

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baking or broiling has been found to reduce the levels of PCBs and chlordane more than other cooking methods. “Cooking does not destroy the contaminants,

nor does it lower their toxicity,” said Guy Delius, acting director for the public health protection and safety division in DPH. “The heat melts some of the fat in the fish, removing some

of the contaminants at the same time, but do not eat or reuse the fat and juices that cook out of the fish. Also, remember that cooking fish will not reduce levels of mercury in fish.”

Meade County Seniors, Inc., seeks participants, volunteers Staff Report The News Standard The Meade County Seniors, Inc., in Brandenburg offers a multitude of services to county residents age 60 or over, to include hot meals, live entertainment and games, and is seeking senior participants, volunteers for the program, and donations to off-set costs. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through

Friday, the center serves lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m. consisting of a meat, vegetable, salad, milk, bread and dessert, which is delivered hot daily by Perna’s Place in Brandenburg. Attendees are requested to consider a $2 donation toward meals. The center is also in need of volunteers to assist in managing service and clean up throughout the week beginning at 11 a.m.

on an “as available” basis. On Tuesdays, a live band performs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for donations as well, with games such as dominos, rook, and rummy for individuals or groups.

Many senior citizens attend the center to visit or become acquainted with other participants; however, center staff has noted a decline in married seniors and single male senior at-

tendance. The building is also available for rental for weddings, receptions, reunions, community events and more on Saturdays and Sundays. For rental in-

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Guest speaker slated for Archeological Society meeting Submitted by the Meade County Archeological Society

Steven T. Mocas will address the Meade County Archaeological society on Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Meade County Library Annex. Mocas is a graduate of the University of Louisville Department of Anthropology, and completed his graduate work at the University of Southern Illinois (SIU). He was the principle investigator at the Arrowhead Farm Site in Southwestern Jefferson County, Kentucky, and most recently supervised the Late Archaic and Woodland Cultural components within the excavation at Caesar’s of Indiana. His excavations at Caesars will

be the topic of his slideshow presentation. The Caesars excavation is the largest excavation undertaken in the United States, and is certainly one of the most extensive in time, being conducted over several years. Depths of cultural material exceeded 20 feet, and the site holds a record number of Early Archaic Kirk Projectile Points. Mocas is currently an archaeologist for AMEC Environmental Corporation. He is an entertaining speaker, and a competent archaeologist investigator. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about what life at the boat was like thousands of years ago. Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Flash Flood Safety Tips Flash floods and floods are the #1 storm related killer in Kentucky and across the United States. • If Driving, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS! Even if it looks shallow enough to cross. The majority of deaths due to flooding are from people driving through flooded areas. Water only one foot deep and displace 1500 pounds! Two feet of water can easily carry most vehicles. Roadways concealed by floodwaters may not be intact. • If caught outside, go to higher ground immediately! Avoid small rivers or streams, low spots, culverts, or ravines. • Don’t try to walk through flowing water more than ankle deep. It only takes six inches of water to knock you off your feet. • Do not allow children to play around streams, drainage ditches, or viaducts, storm drains, or other flooded areas.

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Health departments encourage mothers to breastfeed Submitted by the Meade County Health Department

FRANKFORT — In honor of the 2008 World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families. Additionally, Kentucky celebrates the month of August as World Breastfeeding Month. This year’s theme, “Mother Support: Going for the Gold — Everyone Wins When Babies Breastfeed,� calls on health professionals, employers, families and communities to provide a

breastfeeding-friendly environment that helps new mothers reach their breastfeeding goals. “Research is clear that breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant feeding, providing both nutritional and health advantages that last far beyond infancy,� said William Hacker, M.D., DPH commissioner. “Women have more success with breastfeeding when they receive consistent and accurate information, and are supported by their health care providers, family and community.� The U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser-

vices recently published an analysis of studies on the impact of breastfeeding in developed countries. Published in 2007, one conclusion was that breastfeeding has a profound impact on both infant and maternal health, including reducing the risk of ear infections, gastroenteritis, respiratory tract infections, dermatitis, asthma, obesity, type 1 and 2 diabetes, childhood leukemia and sudden infant death syndrome in the child, as well as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes in the mother. The World Health Organi-

‘Goofy Hat Night’ held at Bluegrass Jam The Monday Night Bluegrass Jam held in Vine Grove, Ky., on July 21 featured a special theme: Goofy hat night. Musicians and listeners alike wore the goofiest hats they could come up with. One fellow remarked that the jam resembled a circus. For more information about the Monday Night Bluegrass Jam, contact the Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce at 270-877-2422.

zation (WHO) recommends that women breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of their baby’s life and continue breastfeeding for at least two years while babies begin eating appropriate complementary foods. “Many mothers are aware of the importance of breastfeeding� said Becky Derifield, state breastfeeding promotion coordinator. “However, when some women are faced with challenges they stop or supplement with artificial baby milk before the recommended time. One of the biggest factors in dis-

continuing breastfeeding is the lack of support from families, health care providers, employers and communities.� The Kentucky WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program provides support and information for prenatal and breastfeeding mothers to help ensure good health for Kentucky’s babies. The program is operated through local health departments, provides one-on-one counseling, information and round-the-clock guidance for mothers new to breastfeeding. The United States De-

partment of Agriculture funds the program through a grant. It is available to the participants of the WIC Program in designated agencies. Additional options for mothers include International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), who provide professional education and support to new mothers and help them work through challenges. For more information, contact the Meade County Health Department at (270) 422-3988 or visit www. breastfeeding.htm on the Internet.

Vote for your favorite 4-H project at the KY State Fair By Carole Goodwin CEA for 4-H Youth Development Each year, there are so many excellent 4-H projects entered in the Kentucky State Fair that it can be hard for judges to pick winners. The champions may or may not be the choice of those visiting Cloverville. Now, the public has a chance to vote for their favorite overall 4-H project through the “4-H People’s Choice Best of Show Award.� The award is a new event to the 2008 Kentucky State Fair. It is a great opportu-

nity to recognize 4-H’ers for all the hard work they put into their state fair projects. Most 4-H projects do not happen overnight, but come together after months of preparation. Anyone who visits Cloverville will have a chance to vote on the project they like best. You can pick up a ballot in Cloverville at the gazebo under the big tree. Cloverville visitors may only vote one time a day for the single project they like best. A daily People’s Choice Best of Show Award consisting of a ribbon and cer-

tificate will be presented to the 4-H’er with the most votes. Youth can choose from many types of 4-H projects, and there are many different categories at the state fair. With so many outstanding projects, some people may find it difficult to select just one. When choosing your favorite 4-H project, look for quality and creativity. For more information on the People’s Choice Best of Show Award or projects available through 4-H, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service.

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Knox changes command of senior NCO for Armor Center Submitted by Fort Knox Public Affairs FORT KNOX, Ky. — Command Sergeant Major Otis Smith turned over the reins as the senior non commissioned officer for the Armor Center and Fort Knox to Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell last week. Smith then retired after 33 years of service to the Army. He served as the senior NCO to three commanding generals at Fort Knox culminating with his service to Brig. Gen. Don Campbell. He entered the Army at Fort

Knox and trained as a cavalry scout. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Smith stated in the change of responsibility ceremony that throughout his career, his primary concern was for soldiers and their families. Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell comes to the Kentucky post from an assignment at Fort Lewis, Wash. where he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He completed two tours in Iraq and also participated in Desert Storm.

Troxell will serve as the enlisted advisor to the Commanding General, overseeing the training for our soldiers and traveling to other Army posts to check the training of armor and cavalry soldiers throughout the Army. He will also serve as a liaison for the community and work with various local organizations to help the surrounding communities understand the off-post needs of our soldiers. Command Sgt. Maj. Troxell started his military career in 1982 as an armored reconnaissance specialist.

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Edward Lee “Big Ed” Yates

John Charles Baldwin

Edward Lee “Big Ed” Yates, Sr., 59, of Rineyville, Ky., died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was employed with Keyboard Carriage. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Yates; his mother, Martha Borders Yates Grimes; and a brother, Kenny Yates. He is survived by his five children, Eddie Yates of Sonora, Ky., Tim (Shae) Yates of Cecilia, Ky., Richard (Terisa) Yates of Sonora, Ky., Christina (Joe) Rigsby of Bowling Green, Ky., and Steven Yates of Hodgenville, Ky.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond (Carol) Yates and Robert (Blanca) Grimes; and a sister, Gina Grimes. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2008, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Bro. John Teegarden officiating. Burial was in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. Visitation was on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at

John Charles Baldwin, 54, of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, July 21, 2008, at his home. He is survived by his mother, Patricia S. Baldwin; and a brother, Mark Baldwin. Cremation was chosen. There will be no local service. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The guest register may be signed at

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William C. “Bill” Bennett, 76, of Paducah, Ky., passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Paducah, Ky. He owned and operated Bill Bennett’s Small Engine Repair in Paducah, Ky., for 22 years, was a member of “The Eagles” with the VFW in Kevil, Ky., and an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his sister, Delores Sutika. He is survived by three daughters, Peggy (David) Sturgeon of Bowling Green, Ky., Shelia Joan Bennett of Brandenburg, and Susie (Allen) Bennett Fenwick of Springfield, Ky.; two sisters, Sharon (Roger) Baum and Joanne (Herb) Brabandt, both of Louisville; five grandchildren, Maranda and Brayden Scott Burkhart, and Aaron, Sarah and Jordan Sturgeon; one great-grandchild, Emma Belle Sturgeon; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg with Rev. David Sturgeon officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lourdes Hospice of Paducah, Ky.

Marianne Frances Wilson

Marianne Frances Wilson, 67, of Rineyville, Ky., died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Mullin; her son, John Wilson; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation was chosen. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The guest register may be signed at

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Myrtle Miller 1940-2008 Myrtle Miller, 67, of Irvington, Ky., died July 25, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hardin County on Oct. 12, 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin A. Miller. She is survived by a son, Tim Miller of Ind.; and two daughters, Rebecca Albright of Irvington, Ky., and Vanita Threlkel of Ga. The service was held Monday at Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Jack Simmons officiating. Burial was held in Big Springs Baptist Cemetery in Big Springs, Ky. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Arthritis Foundation.

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Love, respect keys to good parenting

QUESTION: Could you When you are defiantly summarize your philosophy challenged, win decisively. of child rearing in a single When the child asks, “Who’s paragraph? What’s in charge?” tell him. Focus on When he mutters, the bottom line? DR. DOBSON: Let the family “Who loves me?” take me emphasize my him in your arms and approach by stating surround him with afits opposite. I am not fection. Treat him with recommending that respect and dignity, your home be harsh and expect the same and oppressive. I in return. Then begin am not suggesting to enjoy the sweet James that you give your benefits of competent Dobson parenthood. children a spanking every morning with their ham and eggs, or that QUESTION: What enyou make your boys sit in the couragement can you offer living room with their hands to those of us who are single folded and their legs crossed. parents? Each day seems I am not proposing that more difficult than the one you try to make adults out of before it. Can you help plead your kids so you can impress our case to those who don’t your adult friends with your understand what we’re facparental skill, or that you ing? punish your children whimDR. DOBSON: In my view, sically, swinging and scream- single parents have the toughing when they didn’t know est job in the universe! Hercuthey were wrong. I am not les himself would tremble at suggesting that you insulate the range of responsibilities your dignity and authority by people like you must handle being cold and unapproach- every day. It’s difficult enough able. These parental tactics do for two parents with a solid not produce healthy, respon- marriage and stable finances sible children. to satisfy the demands of parBy contrast, I am recom- enting. For a single mother or mending a simple principle: father to do that task excel-

lently over a period of years, is evidence of heroism. The greatest problem faced by single parents, especially young mothers, is the overwhelming amount of work to be done. Earning a living, fixing meals, caring for kids, helping with homework, cleaning house, paying bills, repairing the car (if she has one), handling insurance, doing the banking, the income tax, marketing etc., can require twelve hours a day or more. It’s enough to exhaust the strongest and healthiest woman. Then where does she find time and energy to meet her social and emotional needs — and how does she develop the friendships on which that part of her life depends? This job is no easier for most fathers who may find themselves trying to comb their daughter’s hair and explain menstruation to their pre-teen girls. There is only one answer to the pressures single parents face. It is for the rest of us to give them a helping hand. They need highly practical assistance, including the friendship of two-parent families

,who will take their children on occasion to free up some time. Single moms need the help of young men who will play catch with their fatherless boys and take them to the school soccer game. They need men who will fix the brakes on the Chevy and patch the leaky roof. They need an extended family of believers to care for them, lift them up, and remind them of their priorities. Perhaps most importantly, single parents need to know that someone cares about them and is willing to help share their burden. Thankfully, churches today are becoming more sensitive to the needs of single parents. More congregations are offering programs and ministries geared to the unique concerns of those with special needs. Fellowship and support can be the key to survival. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

Not a matter of simply dabbling

Anyone who does not hate his parents, spouse, children and even himself and does not renounce all his possessions, cannot be my disciple. —Luke 14

My mother had a couple of expressions she would pull out when we were halfhearted and sloppy about our chores around the house. “Your heart’s not in it!” and “You’re just going through the motions.” Sister Rosalinda, our third and fourth grade teacher, had her own expression for “half-hearted commitment” as well. One day, one of my old girl friends was told to clean the blackboard for talking during class. (To protect the guilty, let’s call her “Mary.”) As she half-heartedly wiped at the board with a rag, Sister Rosalinda took notice and startled all of us with an emphatic yell. “Mary! Use some elbow grease!”

As Sister returned to fo- What Jesus is saying in these cusing on our class, a very powerful phrases is that folconfused Mary went over lowing him can never be a to the supply cabinet matter of simply daband started rummag- Encouraging bling in religion. He Words ing. says that we who folSeeing this, Sister low him must give it blurted out, “Mary! all we’ve got! What are you doing “Our hearts have over there? I told you to be in it.” We can’t to clean the blackjust “go through the board!” motions.” We have Poor Mary, lookto “use some elbow Ronald ing helpless, whimgrease.” We have to Knott pered back, “Sister, I “give 110 percent.” can’t find the elbow Christianity in our grease!” time appears to have The gospel cited above is become a cut-flower relitalking about whole-hearted gion populated by dabblers. commitment to discipleship. Those, as well, who are willWe need not get hung up on ing to settle for tedious exa literal reading of “hating” pressions of ostentatious piyour parents, spouse, chil- ety, micro-managing control dren, siblings and yourself tactics and gnat-straining or renouncing “all” your legalisms appear to have possessions. hijacked Christianity. These This dramatic language brands of Christianity do not is similar to a coach’s use of have the ability to inspire the phrase “giving 110 per- people to true greatness. cent” in sports. It is a form of For this reason, people toexaggeration for emphasis. day do not even attack the

Church as much as yawn at it. For many, the Church has become a yapping toothless guard dog that many find hard to take seriously. The Church is in trouble, not for demanding too much, but for demanding too much of the wrong stuff - peripheral stuff, inconsequential stuff. The Church needs to ask for nothing less than our whole hearts, our whole minds and whole souls. We need serious commitment without the fanaticism of force. Christians, who claim the name, must be able to walk the talk! Some Muslims may hate us, not so much because we are Christians, but because we are not Christian. Gandhi once said in a similar vein, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Father Knott, a Meade County native, is a priest from the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Patience is a better quality than pride Ecclesiastes 7:8 says, “The you do, don’t become disend of a thing is betcouraged: God’s not ter than its beginfinished with you Divine ning; the patient in Guidance yet. spirit is better than The old saying the proud in spirit” is as true today as (NKJV). it was when it was As you continue to first spoken: “Life seek God’s purpose is a marathon, not a for your life, you sprint.” will undoubtedly That’s why wise Dan experience your fair travelers select a Newton traveling companion share of disappointments, detours, false who never tires and starts, and failures. When never falters. That partner,

of course, is your Heavenly Father. Are you tired? Ask God for strength. Are you discouraged? Believe in His promises. Are you defeated? Pray as if everything depended upon God, and work as if everything depended upon you. And finally, have faith that you play an important role in God’s great plan for mankind because you do. Remember to attend the

church of your choice this Sunday. If you are new in the area and are looking for a church home come by and visit with us at Grace Baptist Church in our morning service at 11 a.m. We invite the community to tune into WMMG every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for our radio program. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

Let those you love know you love them A jealous husband hired a detective to check on the daily activities of his wife. He wanted more than just a verbal or written report, he wanted picture and video. About a week later, the detective returned with a video camera and they sat down to watch it. Although the quality wasn’t professional and it was a little grainy, it was plain to see that his wife

was meeting another man. He saw them laughing in a park. He saw them enjoying themselves at an outdoor café. One part of the video showed them having fun in a local dimly light restaurant. He saw the man and his wife enjoying themselves in at least a dozen different activities. “I can’t believe it,” said the man. “What’s not to believe?”


asked the detective. “It’s seem that we never really right there on the Pastor’s know what we have video for you to Spotlight until it is gone? see.” Slow down and “That’s not it,” don’t speed your way said the man. “I just through life, it will be can’t believe my over quick enough. wife could be that Take the time to let much fun.” those you love know Isn’t it amazing it. Don’t just say it, Randy how often we overshow it. look and take for Randy Johnson is the Johnson granted the one’s we pastor at Brandenburg love the most? Why does it Church of God.



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Heirloom Scanning ‘slides’ into historical preservation By Jorena D. Faulkner

Each year, millions of Americans open their closet or attic doors only to find box upon dusty box filled to the brim with priceless family heirloom films, photos and slides. Luckily for Meade County residents, Stewart Ballard’s burgeoning “hobby-turned-business” eases the burden of preserving a family’s history. Heirloom Scanning — located in Brandenburg — has been in business since the spring of 2006, supplying customers throughout the area and across the country with quality digital scanning services. “I really enjoy doing it,” Ballard said. “I really enjoy helping people.” While Ballard is relatively new to the heirloom scanning industry, he has always had a keen eye for photography, having been an amateur photographer for more than 25 years. Ballard attributes his heightened sense of sight as a tradeoff for the high-frequency hearing loss — a degenerative condition which blocks high-frequency sounds such as beeps, whistles and birds — he suffered from for nearly three decades, cumulating with his total hearing loss by age 32. “I learned to read lips,” Ballard said of his gradual decent into deafness. “I never learned sign-language … I was never around a lot of other people who were completely deaf. With my eyesight, however, I developed a very high level of situational awareness and peripheral vision.” To add insult to injury, during the time that Ballard was legally deaf, he was also diagnosed with a kidney disease and needed a transplant. Not willing to give up, Ballard attacked both illnesses with vehement fervor. He was totally deaf while he endured a successful kidney transplant eight years ago, and in 2003, received his first cochlear implant, which allowed him to hear once again. A second implant was successfully conducted in February of this year. “It was incredible to hear again,” Ballard said. “Your mind forgets what things


LEFT: Stewart Ballard’s burgeoning “hobby-turned-business” eases the burden of preserving family history. ABOVE: Heirloom Scanning offers digital scanning of 8mm and Super 8 film, slides, VHS tapes, 35mm negatives and photographs. sound like. The first things I wanted to hear were my nieces.” Now with a clean bill of health and restored hearing, Ballard says he never takes one single day for granted. “Every day, is a good one,” he said. Over the years, Ballard developed a deep adoration of photography through his personal work and had experienced a life-long love affair with historical photographs of time gone by. But it was a “doling” out of family heirloom photos that propelled the creative inspiration that would become Heirloom Scanning. “I caught my grandmother going through her pictures and dividing them up for her children … to give away,” Ballard said. “She thought that was just a grand idea that her children would have the pictures of themselves. Well … I’ll never get to see photos of my uncle or aunt as young children again. Then we were moving my wife’s mother and she had a pile of slide carousels and no one knew what to do with them. I said ‘give them here’ — and that’s when I bought my first slide scanner. I knew then, I could help a lot of other people.” Ballard scans photos and slides onto DVDs or CDs — sometimes both — for customers, which not only digitally preserves the images, but also allows for unlimited printing and sharing of photos by e-mail and Web

site upload. The added bonus of the process introduces picture lovers everywhere to the availability of a variety of other snapshot savvy devices, to include the newest rage: Digital frames. “Once you get (the photos) onto a disk in a digital format, you can do anything with them you want,” he said. “Anything like you would with a digital camera. You’d be surprised by the amount of people who say (in regard to archiving family photos), ‘I’ll do it next year.’ But what could happen over the next 12 months? It’s always a gamble.” With a corner on the local market, Ballard notes that the nearest similar service is located in Louisville and maintains that his low overhead — not to mention the elimination of fuel cost from having to travel to outside sources — translate a considerable savings on to his customers. “As far as I know I’m the only person with this type of business in the area,” Ballard said. “The biggest difference is that I’m not paying employees, I’m not paying rent on an office front … I work for me. Economic times are down right now, but I won’t go out of business. I can keep my prices lower because I have no overhead.” Ballard — who also holds down a day job on nearby Fort Knox, Ky. — relies on his wife, Brandenburg native Sharon Ballard, to maintain organization and assist

School shopping basics save big cash at the checkout By David Uffington Dollars and Sense Buying new school clothes can be a budget-buster, but your expenses don’t have to approach the level of the national debt if you follow a few guidelines. •Inventory the clothes from last year and have your children try them on. If something still fits, count it as clothing you don’t have to buy, at least for now. Figure out what outfits can be made from the existing clothes, and plan your purchases around those. Make a list of the fill-in items you’ll need. •Don’t buy everything before school starts. An outfit or two, combined with what still fits from last year, will get a child through the first week. During that time, he’ll see what everyone else is wearing — and it likely won’t all be new, trendy clothes. •Stick to basics that won’t go out of style, and avoid ex-

pensive fashion trends. •Check garage sales, consignment shops, Goodwill and Salvation Army for clothes in good condition. Winter coats and jeans especially can be purchased for a few dollars — designer brands included. Ask about half-price days. If you see something you want, buy it then. Good bargains don’t last at thrift shops. Look to outlet stores for name-brand clothes at reduced prices. •Wait until the middle of September to spend the bulk of your clothing money. Keep an eye on the sales racks where you normally shop for clothes. •As the merchandise makes its way through the restocking cycle, what you saw two weeks ago at full price could end up being marked down. Look for off-season merchandise as well, and buy ahead if it’s a bargain. •Organize a clothing swap with your church or social

group, or even in your neighborhood. •Give an older child a little leeway, such as having a say up to a certain dollar amount or for one outfit. Above that amount, you pick the clothing. Or agree that you’ll pay the amount of a basic item and he or she will pay the balance. Finally, remember that you’re the parent with the budget to follow. If your child objects to what you want to buy or threatens a meltdown over a certain item, don’t buy anything. Go home and do the shopping by yourself later.

County Fire Department — the service of large format scanning, and to expand his photo restoration service. But for now, Ballard hopes to continue to bring joy and a sense of peace by providing clients with a safe and effective way to extend the life of their most treasured memories. Ballard maintains that the finest moment of his work is when the project first unveils itself. “Seeing the picture when it comes up on the screen (gives me the most enjoyment),” Ballard said. “And to know that I’m preserving

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with record keeping duties. Scanning photos isn’t an easy job, Ballard pointed out, and said many families become so overwhelmed by boxes of old slides and photos, that they don’t know where to begin. “If you or your parent had a closet full of slides or films — especially slides — it’s a big job to pull those things out,” Ballard said. “A lot of people want (the photos, slides or film) organized just right. It’s so much easier to look at them once I’ve scanned them, but most people don’t realize that. They think they have to go through them all … hold them up to the light and so on.” Heirloom Scanning offers digital scanning and transfer of 8mm and Super 8 film, slides, VHS tapes, 35mm negatives and photographs. In the future, Ballard hopes to add more of his personal photography — he currently serves as the volunteer photographer for the Meade

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4-H/FFA Steer Show Results


Hannah Lee rides her gelding, Lucky, earning the fastest time around the barrel pattern in the 4-H Barrel Class Sunday afternoon. Her time was 16.401. RIGHT: Justin Wagner makes a run for home on his sorrel horse with an honorable time of 16.685. He placed second. BELOW: Kaleb Ray rides aggressively to beat the fastest time in the 4-H Pole Class. He finished in third place in the event.

Western Horse Show Results Saturday

NPBA Youth Poles 1st Division 1 - Lexus Gonterman 68.40 2 - Ally Hemsley 41.04 3 - Kaleb Ray 27.36 2nd Division 1 - Faith Blair 54.72 2 - Heather Ray 36.48 Peewee Poles (10 yrs & under) 1 – Buster – Kaleb Ray – 29.453 2 – Blue – Brody Lynch – 59.193 3 – Alla – Jaden Yates – 65.088 4 – Trigger – William Heid – 91.973 Junior Horse Poles 1 - Amanda Padgett 2 – Brian Foushee 3 – Hank Blair Open Poles 1st Division 1 – Eric Schulher 2 – Tommy Stinson 3 – Melissa Gonterman 2nd Division 1 – Amanda Scott 2 – Russ Fackler 3 – Kenny Brown 3rd Division 1 – Tommy Stinson 2 – Stephanie Lynch 3 – Faith Blair Open Flags 1 – Jay Sanders 2 – Tommy Stinson 3 – Billy Hatzman 4 – Kevin Isham Peewee Barrels (10 yrs & under) 1 – Buster – Caleb Ray – 18.565 2 – Daisy – Mikaela Humphrey- 24.294 3 – Laci – Jessie Gonterman – 29.663 4 – Ginger – Savannah Ford – 35.271 IBRA Youth Barrels 1st Divison 1 - Vicki Webber 2 - Lynzey Young 3 - Nate Skaggs 2nd Division 1 - Vickey Webber 2 - Heather Ray 3 - Nate Skaggs 3rd Divison 1 - Alley Hensley 2 - Jessie Dennis 3 - Kayla Clark Junior Horse Barrels 1 - Amanda Padgett 2 - Todd Ray 3 - Leslie Durham IBRA Open Barrels 1st Division 1 - Jackie Young 2 - Nate Skaggs 3 - Billy Hatzman 4- Terri Booth 2nd Division 1 - Faith Blair

2 - Missy Gonterman 3 - Lexus Gonterman 3rd Divison 1 - Missy Gonterman 2 - Austin Meeks 3 - Kevin Isham 4th Divison 1 - Tommy Stinson 2 - Beth Medley 3 - Alley Hensley

Western Horse Show Results Sunday Lead Line Pony (6 yrs & under) 1 – Daisy – Madison Barr 2 – Mr. Wilson – Avery Wilson 3 – Sassy – Nevaeh Kenndy 4 – Chuck – Austin Nottingham Open Showmanship 1 – Rhonda Haynes 2 – Sandy Dowell 3 – Taylor Hatfield 4 – Dalton Nottingham Open Halter 1 – Sandy Dowell 2 – Rhonda Haynes 3 - Gary Bauder 4 – Jina Ward Men’s Western Pleasure 1 – Rick’s Pleasure – Bobby Haynes 2 – Midnight Missior San – Gary Bauder Women’s Western Pleasure 1 – Rhonda Haynes 2 – Sandy Dowell 3 – Doris Haynes 4 – Hannah Clark Open Western Pleasure 1 – Rhonda Haynes 2 – Doris Haynes 3 – Sandy Dowell 4 – Gary Bauder Open Walk Trot 1- Doris Haynes 2 – Sandy Dowell 3 – Hannah Clark 4 – Abbee Lyons Youth Western Pleasure (18 yrs & under) 1 – Abbee Lyons 2 – Dalton Nottingham Youth Stake Race 1 – Justin Wagner 2 – Bradee Addison 3 – Brianna Williams 4 – Danielle LaTrondress 4-H Poles 1 – Amber Kirchner 2 – Hannah Lee 3 – Caleb Ray 4 – Bradee Addison 4-H Barrels 1 – Hannah Lee 2 – Justin Wagner 3 – Bradee Addison 4 – Braddee Addison 4-H Flags 1 – Daniella LaTondress 2 – Brittany Sego 3 – Orr William 4 – Bradee Addison

Grand Champion Beef Market: Champion – Kaylee Compton Reserve Champion – Ethan Brangers Best Meade County Market Steer/Heifer 1st – Brandon McGehee Champion Showmanship Champion – Kaylee Compton Reserve Champion – Alex Richardson Premier Exhibitor Award – Champion Alex Richardson Premier Exhibitor Award – Senior Alex Richardson Premier Exhibitor Award – Intermediate Cody Haught Premier Exhibitor Award – Junior Kaylee Compton FFA Champion Steer Champion – Ethan Brangers Reserve Champion – Blaire Brangers FFA Senior Showmanship (Juniors & Seniors) 1st – Alex Richardson 2nd – Brittany Hager 3rd – Whitney Pack 4th – Ethan Brangers FFA Junior Showmanship (Freshmen & Sophomores) 1st – Lydia Richardson 2nd – Blaire Brangers 3rd – Brandon McGehee FFA Heavyweight Steers 1st – Brandon McGehee 2nd – Brittany Hager FFA Mediumweight Steers 1st – Blaire Brangers 2nd – Ethan Brangers FFA Lightweight Steers 1st – Alex Richardson Champion Market Beef Animal Champion – Kaylee Compton Reserve Champion – Amber Kessinger 4-H Champion Steer Amber Kessinger 4-H Mediumweight Steer Amber Kessinger 4-H Champion Market Heifer Kaylee Compton 4-H Mediumweight Market Heifer Kaylee Compton 4-H Reserve Champion Best Meade County Steer/ Heifer Amber Kessinger 4-H Senior Showmanship (age 14-18) Amber Kessinger 4-H Intermediate Showmanship (age 12-13) Cody Haught 4-H Junior Showmanship (age 9-11) Kaylee Compton

4-H/FFA Beef Breeding Stock Show Results Cow & Calf Pair – Angus 1st – Cody Haught Champion Angus Bull Champion – Cody Haught Reserve Campion – Cody Haught Junior Yearling Bulls – Angus 1st – Cody Haught Senior Bull Calves – Angus 1st – Cody Haught 2nd – Alex Richardson Junior Bull Calves – Angus 1st – Cody Haught

4-H/FFA Market Lamb Show Results FFA Market Lamb Champion – Ethan Straney FFA Senior Showmanship (Juniors & Seniors) Champion – Ethan Straney FFA Market Lamb – class broken after weigh-in 1st – Ethan Straney 4-H Market Lamb Champion – Jake Miller Reserve Champion – Ryan Fackler 4-H Senior Showmanship (ages 14-18) 1st – Amber Kessinger 2nd – Jake Miller 3rd – Ryan Fackler


TOP LEFT: Kaylee Compton, of Flaherty, Ky., proudly accepts her Grand Champion ribbon from the judge during the Beef Steer Show held Wednesday.

TOP RIGHT: FFA member and Meade County High School student,Brittany Hager, of Hager Farms, handles her steer well during judging at the 4-H/FFA steer show. BELOW: Cody Haught, of Brandenburg, takes great pride in his showmanship. Haught placed first in many of his classes, and also received several Grand Champion ribbons.

Champion Angus Heifer Champion – Cody Haught Reserve Champion – Brittany Hager Spring Yearling Heifer – Angus 1st – Cody Haught Early Summer Yearling Heifer – Angus 1st – Brittany Hager Late Summer Yearling Heifer - Angus 1st – Cody Haught Senior Heifer Calf – Angus 1st – Alex Richardson Champion Chimaine Heifer Champion – Whitney Pack Reserve Champion – Kaylee Compton Winter Heifer Calf – Chimaine 1st – Whitney Pack Junior Heifer Calf – Chimaine 1st – Kaylee Compton Champion Shorthron Champion – Brittany Hager Reserve Champion – Brittany Hager Cow-Calf Pair – Shorthorn 1st – Brittany Hager Junior Heifer Calf – Shorthorn 1st – Kaylee Compton Spring Yearling Heifer – Shorthorn 1st – Brittany Hager Senior Yearling Heifer – Shorthorn 1st – Brittany Hager Champion Hereford Heifer Grand Champion – Lydia

4-H Junior Showmanship (ages 9-11) 1st – Alex Wilkins 4-H Intermediate Showmanship (12-13) 1st – Levi Wilkins 4-H Market Lamb – class broken after weigh-in (122-127) 1st – Ryan Fackler 2nd – Amber Kessinger 4-H Market Lamb – class broken after weigh-in (93-100) 1st – Jake Miller 2nd – Alex Wilkins 3rd – Levi Wilkins 4-H/FFA Market Lamb Grand Champion – Ethan Straney Reserve Grand Champion – Jake Miller 4-H/FFA Meade County Bred & Owned Champion – Ethan Straney 4-H/FFA Best Meade County Lamb Ethan Straney

Richardson Reserve Champion – Alex Richardson Senior Heifer Calf – Hereford 1st – Lydia Richardson Senior Yearling Heifer – Hereford 1st – Alex Richardson Cow-Calf Pair – Percentage AOB 1st – Kaylee Compton Percentage AOB 1st – Whitney Pack 2nd – Brittany Hager Early Summer Yearling Heifer – Percentage AOB 1st – Whitney Pack Spring Yearling Heifer – Percentage AOB 1st – Brittany Hager Champion Commercial Heifer 1st – Ethan Brangers 2nd – Brittany Hager Junior Yearling Heifer – Commercial 1st – Ethan Brangers Senior Heifer Calf – Commercial 1st – Alex Richardson Spring Yearling Heifer – Commercial 1st – Brittany Hager 2nd – Whitney Pack Bred & Owned Bulls Champion – Cody Haught Reserve Champion – Cody Haught Bred & Owned Female Champion – Cody Haught Reserve Champion – Cody Haught Overall Grand Champion Heifer Champion – Cody Haught (Angus)

Reserve Champion – Whitney Pack (Chimaine) Overall Cow & Calf Pair Champion Champion – Cody Haught Reserve Champion – Brittany Hager

Open Beef Steer/ Heifer Show Results Market Steers – Lightweight 1st – Kara Beth Robertson 2nd – Amber Kessinger Market Steers – Mediumweight 1st – Ethan Brangers 2nd – Blaire Brangers 3rd – Kara Beth Robertson 4th – Derek Compton 5th – Thomas Compton Market Steers – Heavyweight 1st – Kaylee Compton 2nd – Brandon McGehee Champion Market Steer Champion – Kaylee Compton Reserve Champion – Ethan Brangers Market Heifers – Mediumweight 1st – Kaylee Compton 2nd – Ethan Brangers Champion Market Heifers Champion – Kaylee Compton Reserve Champion – Ethan Brangers Overall Champion Market Animal Champion – Kaylee Compton (steer) Reserve Champion – Kaylee Compton (heifer)

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Friday, August 1, 2008

4-H/FFA Swine Show Results 4-H/FFA Market Hog Grand Champion – Lydia Richardson Reserve Grand Champion – Bruce Feldpausch 4-H Market Hog (Barrows & Gilts) Champion – Bruce Feldpausch Reserve Champion – Margaret Huffines 4-H Market Hog (Barrows & Gilts 250-280 lbs.) 1st – Madison Haynes 2nd – Jonathan Stull 3rd – Allie Stull 4th – Jacob Mattingly 5th – John Paul Huffines 6th – Matt Staples 7th – Josh Metter 8th – Brian Chism 9th – Kaleb Ray 10th – Bruce Feldpausch 4-H Market Hog (Barrows & Gilts 220-249

lbs.) 1st – Zach Mills 2nd – Alex Lee 3rd – Jacob Miller 4th – Kevin Millay 5th – John Miller 6th – Daniel Millay 7th – Hannah Huffines 8th – Cody Haught 9th – Cameron Shireman 10th – Margaret Huffines FFA Market Hog Champion – Lydia Richardson Reserve Champion – Alex Richardson FFA Market Hog (Barrows & Gilts 250-280 lb.) 1st – Lydia Richardson 2nd – Jeremy Mattingly 3rd – Mick Hammons 4th – Brittany Hager 5th – Ashley Carter 6th – Collie Hobbs FFA Market Hog (Barrows & Gilts 220-249 lb.) 1st – Alex Richardson 2nd – Justin Waters 3rd – Ethan Mattingly 4th – Amanda Durbin Cloverbud Swine – Any Child 5 to 8 years old Jasey Allen, Bradie Pike, Kaley Mills, Julia Mattingly, William Millay, Mimi Stull, Cale Stull, Cecilia Banks, Gavin Ray, Tyler Haynes 4-H/FFA Swine Show-

manship Champion – Brian Chism 4-H Market Hog – Junior Showmanship (9-11) 1st – John Miller 2nd – Kevin Millay 3rd – Cody Dubin 4th – Alex Lee 5th – Jacob Mattingly 6th – Jonathan Stull 7th – Kaleb Ray 8th – Madison Haynes 9th – Margaret Huffines 4-H Market Hog – Intermediate Showmanship (12-13) 1st – Josh Metten 2nd – Bruce Feldspausch 3rd – Cameron Shireman 4th – Zachary Mills 5th – Daniel Millay 6th – Cody Haught 7th – Allie Stull 4-H Market Hogs – Sr. Showmanship (14-18) 1st – Brian Chism 2nd – Jake Miller 3rd – John Paul Huffines 4th – Hannah Huffines 5th – Matt Staples FFA Market Hog – Junior Showmanship (Freshman & Sophomores) 1st – Justin Waters 2nd – Jeremy Mattingly 3rd – Lydia Richardson 4th – Ashley Carter 5th – Amanda Dubin

FFA Market Hogs – Senior Showmanship (Juniors & Seniors) 1st – Brittany Hager 2nd – Alex Richardson 4-H/FFA Swine Carcass Grand Champion – Cody Haught Reserve Grand Champion – Bruce Feldpausch Open Breeding Gilt 1st – Cara Beth Roberson 2nd – Brian Chism 3rd – Matthew Frymire 4th – Cara Robertson 5th – Brittany Hager Open Market Hog 1st – Cara Robertson 2nd – Brittany Hager 3rd – Alex Richardson 4th – Cecilia Banks 5th – Lydia Richardson 6th – Thomas Compton 7th – Brian Chism 8th – Alex Lee 9th – Wesley Tucker 10th – Cameron Shireman 11th – Matthew Frymire 12th – Allie Stull 13th – Brianne Williams 14th – Mimi Stull 15th – Callie Hobbs 4-H/FFA Swine – Premier Exhibitor Award Champion – Alex Richardson Senior – Alex Richardson Intermediate – Josh Metten Junior – Margaret Huffines


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LEFT: Bruce Feldspausch’s hog takes a turn toward the crowd during the 4-H Market Hog Intermediate Showmanship livestock show. Feldspausch finished second in the division.

4-H/FFA Goat Show Results at the 2008 Meade County Fair

4-H/FFA Meat Goat Show Results Premier Exhibitor Award Grand Champion – Alex Richardson Premier Exhibitor Award – Senior Alex Richardson Premier Exhibitor Award – Intermediate Zachary Mills Premier Exhibitor Award – Junior Ereca Kessinger Fullblood, Purebred Buck Grand Champion – Aurora Laslie Reserve Champion – Cody Walters Fullblood, Purebred Buck – 0 to under 6 mo. 1st – Aurora Laslie Fullblood, Purebred Buck – 18 to under 24 mo. 1st – Aurora Laslie Fullblood, Purebred Buck – 24 mo. & up 1st – Cody Walters Fullblood, Purebred Commercial Doe Grand Champion – Aurora Laslie Reserve Champion – Aurora Laslie Commercial Doe (crossbred & non-papered animals) Grand Champion – Aurora Laslie Reserve Champion – Alicia

Lee Commercial Doe (crossbred & non-papered animals) – Heavyweight 1st – Aurora Laslie 2nd – Alicia Lee 3rd – Justin Ray 4th – Madilyn Barr 5th – Nathan Popham 6th – Jarrett Hurt Commercial Doe (crossbred & non-papered animals) Mediumweight 1st – Aurora Laslie 2nd – Lydia Richardson 3rd – Bethany Sego 4th – Kaleb Ray 5th – Joey Wardrip Commercial Doe (crossbred & non-papered animals) Lightweight 1st – Britney Hager 2nd – Joey Wardrip 3rd – Joey Wardrip 4th – Kasey Mauck 5th – Cody Walters 6th – Cody Walters Breeding – Fullblood, Purebred Females Grand Champion – Aurora Laslie Reserve Champion – Aurora Laslie Breeding – Fullblood, Purebred Females (0 – under 6 mo.) 1st – Aurora Laslie Breeding – Fullblood, Purebred Females (6 to under 12 mo.) 1st – Aurora Laslie 2nd – Aurora Laslie Breeding – Fullblood, Purebred Females (24 mo. & up) 1st – Cody Walters Market Wether & Doe: Grand Champion – Amber Ressinger

Reserve Grand Champion – Aaron Popham 4-H Market Wether & Doe Champion – Amber Kessinger Reserve Champion – Alicia Lee 4-H Market Wether & Doe – Heavyweight 1st – Amber Kessinger 2nd – Alicia Lee 3rd – Jeff Tynan 4th – Kari Pike 5th – Madilyn Barr 6th – Justin Ray 7th – Kasey Mauck 8th – Lawrence Pike 4-H Market Wether & Doe – Middleweight 1st – Erica Kessinger 2nd – Samuel Romine 3rd – Aurora Laslie 4th – Cody Walters 5th – Nathan Popham 6th – Amanda Hurt 7th – Joey Wardrip 8th – Thomas Tynan 9th – Jarrett Hurt 10th – Kaleb Ray 4-H Market Wether & Doe – Lightweight 1st – Zac Mills 2nd – Becky Thomas 3rd – Mary Hood 4th – Britney Sego 5th – Samantha Taylor 6th – Stephanie Taylor 7th – Jamie Thomas FFA Market Wether & Doe Champion – Aaron Popham Reserve Champion – Alex Richardson FFA Market Wether & Doe – Heavyweight 1st – Aaron Popham 2nd – Lydia Richardson FFA Market Wether & Doe – Middleweight 1st – Alex Richardson

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Friday, August 1, 2008 2008 Rabbit and Poultry Show Results


The News Standard - A11

Rabbit Show Results


TOP: Cody Durbin, the 10-year-old son of Glen and Becky Durbin, helped out with the rabbit judging contest held July 25.

Results were not available before press time.

FFA Crop Winners

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

Field Crops & Forage Results Timothy – 10 lbs 1st – Cecilia Banks Orchard Grass – 10 lbs 1st – John Banks Tobacco – 1 stick, 5 plants 1st – Cecilia Banks 2nd – John Banks

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Receipts: 366 head Compared to last week: Slaughter cows steady. Slaughter bulls 2.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers mostly steady. Slaughter cows: % Lean Weight Price High Dressing Low Dressing Breaker 75-80 1095-1540 52.00-60.50 61.00-63.00 No Report Boner 80-85 905-1390 46.00-54.50 58.00 No Report Lean 85-90 825-1115 37.50-45.50 No Report No Report Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. Weights Carcass Boning % Price 1 1230-1900 77-78 71.00-76.00 2 1360-2140 75-77 63.50-70.00 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Avg Price Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Avg Price 6 300-400 372 94.00-105.00 98.35 11 300-400 345 108.00-115.00 112.89 400-500 449 92.00-105.00 98.43 7 400-500 472 100.00-106.00 102.54 14 500-600 542 85.00-96.00 91.14 3 500-600 535 93.00-105.00 100.63 24 600-700 640 83.00-89.00 86.23 43 500-600 514 104.75-113.50 111.35 8 2 700-800 730 82.00-86.00 84.05 2 600-700 618 95.00 95.00 800-900 864 71.00-75.50 73.13 2 1100-1200 1138 77.00 77.00 4 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Avg Price Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Avg Price 300-400 395 85.00 85.00 2 300-400 375 91.00-101.00 95.87 1 400-500 445 86.00-89.00 87.56 3 400-500 442 86.00-97.00 91.31 2 2 600-700 632 73.50-80.00 76.92 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Feeder Steers Small and Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Avg Price Avg Wt Price Avg Price 1 200-300 240 100.00 100.00 Head Wt Range 300-400 390 90.00 90.00 8 300-400 355 93.00-96.00 94.69 1 400-500 445 88.00-101.50 94.22 10 400-500 472 81.00-93.00 88.99 2 500-600 520 69.00-75.00 71.94 11 500-600 523 81.00-89.00 85.90 2 4 600-700 630 82.50-85.50 84.51 Stock Cows Medium and Large 1-2: Cows 2 to 12 years 6 700-800 727 70.00-84.50 78.80 old and 2 to 8 months bred 460.00-807.00 per head. 2 800-900 845 72.00-73.00 72.52 Stock Cows and Calves: Cows 5 to 11 years old with Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Avg Price 225-325lb baby calves at side 635.00-985.00 per pair. Baby Calves: Beef Breeds: 135.00 Per Head 4 300-400 370 75.00-85.00 79.50 2 400-500 430 80.00-82.00 81.05 Owensboro Grains: Owensboro Market Report per 5 500-600 531 79.00-82.00 81.21 bushel for Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3 600-700 643 70.00-75.00 73.03 Soybeans: 13.82 Corn: 5.75 1 700-800 740 69.00 69.00

Small Grain – Wheat 1st – Ethan Straney 2nd – Alex Richardson 3rd – Brittany Hager One Quart Shelled Corn: 1st – Ethan Straney 2nd – Alex Richardson 3rd – Lydia Richardson 4th – Steven Morgan 5th – Brittany Hager 6th – Jeremy Mattingly 7th – Justin Wattens Corn 1st – Ethan Straney 2nd – Brittany Hager 3rd – Alex Richardson 4th – Lydia Richardson 5th – Steven Morgan 6th – Callie Hobbs Small Grain Soybean: 1st – Ethan Straney 2nd – Alex Richardson 3rd – Lydia Richardson 4th – Brittany Hager 5th – Callie Hobbs 6th – Steven Morgan


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RIGHT: Mike Arnold, of Payneville, Ky., enjoys showing his team of mules.

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Standard Golden Comet 1st – Will Tucker 2nd – Emma Barr, Brody Barr Game 1st – Madison Arnold, Steve French 3rd – Steve French Silkie 1st – Steve French 2nd – Sabrina Arnold, Steve French 3rd – Steve French Bantam 1st – Destiny Dowell, Steve French 2nd – Madison Arnold, David Dowell, Austin Fetch 3rd – Adrien Fetch, Steve French Buff 2nd – Eddie Hart, Rachel Barr Rock 1st – Steve French Polish 1st – Reno Priest 3rd – Reno Priest Guinea 1st – Will Tucker 2nd – Will Tucker 3rd – Will Tucker Ducks 1st – Kim Barr 2nd – Kim Barr 3rd – Kim Barr Geese 1st – Jennifer Pegram 2nd – Jennifer Pegram 3rd – Jennifer Pegram Turkey 1st – Adrian Fetch

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LEFT: Event superintendents Liz Bell and Randall Hardesty had their hands full last Friday morning as the poultry and rabbit judging commenced in the livestock barn.

Mini 2nd – Rachel Barr 3rd – Kara Robertson, Samantha Arnold Spots 1st – Deania Farrow, Will Tucker 2nd – Cody Durbin, Madilyn Barr, Will Tucker New Zealand 1st – Madison Arnold (Best Buck), Deania Farrow, Emma Masterson 2nd – Emma Masterson, Kim Barr Mix Breed 2nd – Dani LaTondress 3rd – Will Tucker Chincilla 3rd – Will Tucker Rex 3rd – Stacy Arnold Dutch 3rd – Amanda Durbin California 1st – Destiny Dowell (Best Doe Champion) 3rd – Will Tucker LOP 1st – Carolyn Thompson, Seth Mik, Julia Mattingly 2nd – Carolyn Thompson, Rachel Barr 3rd – Will Tucker, Carolyn Thompson

A12 - The News Standard Marriage Licenses

Sheila Ranee Dunlap, 46, to Russell Wayne Gowins, 47, both of Muldraugh, Ky. Jessica Lyn Brown, 31, of Brandenburg, to Kelly Scott Roberts, 29, of Ekron, Ky. Angela Denise McGill, 26, to Larry Mitchell Brown, 27, both of Battletown, Ky. Bobbie Gale Wright, 39, to Tobey Gene Hurt, 32, both of Webster, Ky. Rebecca Lynn Dahl, 24, to Joshua Lance Stone, 23, both of Vine Grove, Ky.


David M. Williams and Teresa L. Williams to James L. Light, Jr. and Katheryn Light, lot 21 of Indian Oaks Subdivision located in Meade County, deed tax $170. Federal National Mortgage Association a/k/a Fannie Mae to Mavis Dresel, 504 Ball Street, Muldraugh, Ky. 40155. Donald L. Basham and spouse and Anita J. Holderman and spouse and Fifth Third Bank Kentucky, Inc. and Doe Valley Association, Inc. and Doe Valley Utilities, Inc and Commonwealth of Kentucky-Finance and Administration Cabinet by Darren A. Sipes, Special Master Commissioner to Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificate Holders CWABS, Inc. AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2006-18, 643 Long Needle Road, Brandenburg. James R. Higginbotham and Leslie R. Higginbotham and Lauren M. Chatman to James R. Higginbotham and Leslie R. Higginbotham, tract 1 and 2, 53 acres located in Meade County. Frances Carme, Executrix of the William Robert Buley Estate to Jason Rambo and Sandy Borders, lot 2 of Burnett Estates located in Meade County, deed tax $46.50. Mac Frazier and Sue Frazier and Kenneth Heavrin to Gordon Board, property located in Meade County, deed tax $10. Stephen K. Allen and Neleda Phillips-Allen to Grace Freewill Baptist Church, one acre tract located on the northerly side of KY Highway 1600 located in Meade County. Twilight Investments, Inc. to Kenneth H. Hack and Gary R. Hack, property located in Meade County, deed tax $29. John A. Sirianni and Bluegrass Holdings of Florida, Inc d/b/a Bluegrass Holdings, Inc. and Capital One Bank and Meade County Attorney and William Stogsdill and Rachel Heavrin and Roger Kearton and Carolyn Bislik-Ferro and Doe Valley Association, Inc. and IRA Resource Associates, Inc. by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner to Chuhe Chen, lot 274 and 352 in Greenbriar Section, lot 478 and 510 in Havenwood Section, lot 530 in Glenoaks Section, lot 715 and 765 in Wildflower Ridge Section, all of which are located in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Scott B. Kirchner, executor for the Estate of Shirley A. Kirchner, to Scott B. Kirchner, 226 Long Needle Drive, Brandenburg. The Estate of Shirley A. Kirchner to Scott B. Kirchner, 226 Long Needle Drive, Brandenburg. William Eugene Medley and Diane Medley to Aaron Eugene Medley, lot 304 in Audubon Woods Section of Doe Valley Subdivision. Randall Durbin, Executor for the Estate of Bernie Durbin, Sr., a/k/a Bernie Durbin, and a/k/a Bernie P. Durbin to Randall Durbin, property located in Meade County. Elby Cundiff to Kenneth P. Heavrin, lot 7 of Long Valley Estates, deed tax $15. Elizabeth Hicks Long to Donna Jane Rivera, property located in Meade County, deed tax $8.50. Kenneth M. Vidar and Mary Ellen Vidar, as Trustees of the Kenneth M. Vidar and Mary Ellen Vidar, 1988 Trust to Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, lot 289,

309 and 346 in Greenbriar, lot 97 and 109 in Hickory Hills, lot 792, 793, 801, 854 and 874 in Wildflower Ridge sections of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $235. Don McGlothlin and Hazel N. McGlothlin to W. Douglas Reed and Donna K. Reed, 220 Rhodelia Road, Payneville, Ky. 40157, deed tax $10. Neleda Phillips-Allen and Stephen Kent Allen to Lancaster Lawn and Landscaping, LLC, lot 2A of Meadow Glenn Subdivision located in Meade County, deed tax $25. James S. Woodson and Natalie E. Woodson to David Jenkins, Jr. and Michelle Hilton, lot 26 of Camelot Estates Subdivision located in Meade County, deed tax $159.50. Robyn L. Proctor and John Proctor and William R. Leach and Ellen Shelley Leach to Daniel Jarvis, 112 Overlook Terrace, Brandenburg, deed tax $143. Sandra K. Anderson and James R. Anderson to Troy R. Sloyer and Denise J. Sloyer, lot 16 of Old Doe Run Road Estates Subdivision located in Meade County, deed tax $195. Jeff Nott and Joyce Nott to Luis Antonio Vera, 206 Rolling Hills Drive, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $136. Kenneth R. Huffines to Gordon Board, parcel I, II and III, property located in Meade County, deed tax $95. Gordon Board and Bernett Board and Joseph Richardson and Rebecca Richardson to Deborah Champman, lot 59 of Creek View Estates located in Meade County, deed tax $18.


rolet. As he approached Old State Road he did not see the sign post lying in the middle of the road that had been knocked over by the wind. He collided into the sign post, causing very minor damage. No injuries reported. Report BPD08081 filed by Officer Young. 7-20-08 10:53 p.m. Patrick Wheatley of Brandenburg was traveling north on ByPass Road in a 2007 Chevrolet. He did not see the sign lying in the roadway that was blown over and hit the sign, causing minor damage. No injuries reported. Report BPD08082 filed by Officer Young.

Meade County Sheriff Department 7-4-08 1:09 p.m. Christy Outland of Webster, Ky. was traveling southbound on Fackler Road in a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu. As she went downhill on the road, she reached for something on the floorboard. Outland left the roadway on the right side and struck a tree. Payneville Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene to extricate the operator. The two back seat passengers did not require extrication. Severe damage to the vehicle; Meade County EMS was called to the scene and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial. Report 08-0163 filed by Officer Cummings. 7-17-08 8:43 a.m. Charles Rodgers of Elizabethtown, Ky. was traveling west on

KY 144 in a 2007 Ford F-150. Patricia Harrell of Irvington, Ky. was east on KY 1238 at the intersection of KY 144 in a 1998 Ford Windstar. Harrell proceeded through the intersection, not seeing Rodgers, who was traveling west, and struck his vehicle, causing her to rotate clockwise. She then went off the roadway of the westbound side of KY 144, striking road signs before coming to a rest. Rodgers took the same path and came to rest in the roadway. Harrell stated that she looked prior to proceeding across the intersection but a van parked in a parking lot obstructed her clear view, causing her to not see Rodgers. Moderate to severe damage done to both vehicles; no injuries reported. Report 08-0168 filed by Officer Robinson. 7-17-08 2:55 p.m. Leonard Medley of Flaherty, Ky. was traveling north on Old Ekron Road in a 2004 Jeep Cherokee when he admittedly went left of the center line around a curve and side swiped Juan Carrillo of Brandenburg who was driving a 2006 Kawasaki V Star and traveling south. Carrillo was taken to Harrison Hospital with multiple injuries. Moderate to severe damage to both vehicles. Report 08-0169 filed by Officer Matti. 7-17-08 5:58 p.m. Robert Butcher of Owingsville, Ky. was traveling on Wolf Creek Road in a 2002 Ford F-250 and was attempting to pass a 2008 Ford tractor

Friday, August 1, 2008 driven by Marvin King of Battletown, Ky.. King was about to make a left hand turn onto Little Bend Road when Butcher ’s right side struck the corner of the trailer being pulled by King. King had a triangle and used his turn signal before making the turn. Butcher ’s vehicle had minor to moderate damage; no injuries reported. Report 08-0170 was filed by Officer Matti. 7-19-08 1:04 p.m. Brian Bays of Radcliff, Ky. was traveling southbound on KY 933 on a 2007 HarleyDavidson FXDB when the motorcycle he was following stopped abruptly. Bays stated that he swerved right to avoid the other motorcycle, leaving the roadway and entering the ditch line. Very minor damage to the motorcycle; injured parties where taken to Ireland Army Hospital by Meade County EMS. Report 08-0171 was filed by Officer Cummings. 7-20-08 2:50 p.m. Glenn Barnett of Louisville and William Summerall of Albany, Ga. were east bound on US 60. Barnett was driving a 2008 HarleyDavidson and Summerall was following him on a 2006 Harley-Davidson. Barnett slowed down to make a left turn and Summerall struck Barnett in the rear. Moderate damage done to both motorcycles; Injured parties were taken to Southwest Hos-

pital. Report 08-0172 was filed by Officer Wright. 7-20-08 3:18 p.m. Steven Edge of Radcliff, Ky. was driving a 1985 Honda traveling west on Hayesville Road. Charles Williams of Guston, Ky. was traveling east on Hayesville Road in a 1991 Chevrolet when he was struck by Edge on the left side. According to the witnesses, Edge was in the middle of the roadway when he struck Williams. Moderate and severe damage to the vehicles; injured parties were taken to Hardin Memorial by Meade County EMS. Report 08-0173 filed by Officer Wright. 7-23-08 6:03 p.m. Sondra Veatch of Ekron, Ky. was traveling west on Buck Grove Road in a 2000 Ford Contour. And unidentified vehicle that was driving north on Burnett Road and approaching the intersection of Buck Grove Road was talking on a cell phone, not paying attention as he approached that intersection. He made a wide turn to proceed east on Buck Grove Road, driving into the path of Veatch. She swerved to the right, striking a mailbox before coming to a rest on the right shoulder of the road. Report notes that Burnett Road does not have a stop sign posted at the intersection. Very minor damage; no injuries reported. Report 08-0174 filed by Officer Ponder.

Quitclaim Deeds Craig Weasenforth to Paula Bel, tract I and II, property located in Meade County. Linda G. Smith and James O. Smith to Jaime L. Smith, lot 125, property located in Meade County. James H. Reesor to Gloria M. Brown (f/k/a Gloria M. Warren), tract 1, 2, and 3 located in Ekron, Ky. Michael C. Smith and Barbara L. Smith to Charles Kevin Gallusser, 4.544 acre tract located on the northerly side of Bethel Church Road in Old Weldon, Ky., deed tax $120. April L. Powell, f/k/a April Roberts to Kelly S. Roberts, a/k/a Kelly Scott Roberts, deed 1 and II, property located in Meade County.

Building Permits 7-17-08 Rick Mattingly, Permit No. BP-08-5618, Rock Ridge Road, Brandenburg, barn, $27.50. 7-21-08 Thomas and Margaret Mudd, BP-08-5619, Robbins Drive, Vine Grove, Ky., storm shelter. 7-21-08 Cundiff Palmer, BP-08-5620, Hwy 60, Ekron, Ky., barn.

Retail Food Establishment Report 7-23-08 The Corner 98 percent. Cutting board in poor repair. 7-23-08 Clark’s Tavern 97 percent. Build-up on can opener; build-up inside prep coolers and some shelving; build-up on some walls. 7-23-08 Stull’s Country Store 99 percent. No hair restraints worn in food prep area.

Brandenburg Police Department 7-20-08 2:20 p.m. Nicole Vaughn of Brandenburg was parked in the Food Court parking lot in a 2004 Chevrolet. Ava Hockman, also of Brandenburg, was driving a 2005 Nissan in the parking lot and collided into Vaughn’s vehicle. Minor damage to both vehicles; first aid was given by EMS Station One. Report BPD08083 filed by Officer Young. 7-20-08 10:38 p.m. Robert Fackler of Brandenburg was traveling north on ByPass Road in a 2006 Chev-

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2008 Meade County Fair Exhibit results Exhibits Results

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 1. Most unusual shaped vegetable 1st Bernard Popham 2nd Dylan Shaw 3rd Georgia Barley 2. Beans, Bush, 2 dozen 1st Isabella Galvez 2nd Michael Hubbard 3rd Zachary Straney 3. Beans, Pole, 2 dozen 1st Cale Jupin 2nd Bernard Popham 4. Beans, Waxed, 2 dozen 1st Diane Schwartz 2nd Georgia Barley 5. Beets, 6 with tops on 1st Taylor Hobbs 6. Cabbage-1 head (green) 1st Ruthanne Dunne 2nd Joyce Mills 7. Cabbage-1 head (red) 1st Zach Brown 8. Best large cabbage-any variety 1st Ray Bennett 2nd Houston Haynes 3rd Lester Brooks 9. Cantaloupe-1 best large variety No Entries 10. Cantaloupe-1 best small variety 1st Dottie Selter 2nd Jeani Middlebrook 3rd Guy Russell 11. Carrots-6 with tops on No Entries 12. Cucumbers-6 for pickling 1st Rita Barley 2nd Ruthanne Dunn 3rd Artie Howell 13. Cucumbers-6 for slicing 1st Diane Schwartz 2nd Georgia Barley 3rd Dylan Shaw 14. Cushaw-heaviest 1st Kathy Russell 15. Eggplant-1 specimen 1st Georgia Barley 2nd Zachary Straney 3rd Harold Perks 16. Gourds-small, ornamental, this season’s crop 1st Zachary Straney 17. Okra-6 pods 1st Zachary Straney 2nd Donna Thomas 18. Onions-6 white 1st Taylor Hobbs 19. Onions-6 yellow No Entries 20. Banana Pepper, sweet 1st Haley Hobbs 2nd Artie Howell 3rd Harold Perks 21. Banana Pepper, hot, 3 1st Cecilia Banks 2nd Jackson Fore 3rd Dylan Shaw 22. Bell Peppers-green, large type, 3 1st Zachary Straney 2nd Emma King 3rd Dylan Shaw 23. Peppers, yellow, 3 1st Maggie Fore 2nd Jeani Middlebrook 24. Peppers-hot, string of 15-20 1st Guy Russell 2nd Ernest Russell 3rd Kayla Higbee 25. Peppers-Jalapeno, 3 1st Artie Howell 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Kayla Higbee 26. Peppers-Any other variety, 3 1st John Schassberger 2nd Harold Perks 3rd Guy Russell 27. Collection of peppers, any variety, 4 or more 1st Artie Howell 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Maggie Fore 28. Potatoes-Red Pontiac, 1 gallon 1st Darrell Cornett 2nd Ernest Russell 29. Potatoes-Irish Cobbler, 1 gallon No Entries 30. Potatoes-Kennebec, 1 gallon 1st Zachary Straney 2nd Ernest Russell 3rd Guy Russell 31. Potatoes-Sweet, any variety No Entries 32. Potatoes-Largest, any variety No Entries 33. Pumpkin, pie, small variety, best 1st Kathy Russell 34. Pumpkin-any variety, best 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Dylan Shaw 3rd Kayla Higbee 35. Pumpkin-largest 1st Frank Mudd-Grand Champion 2nd Ernest Russell 36. Rhubarb-red or green variety, 1 bunch of 4 1st Ruthanne Dunn 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Ernest Russell 37. Squash-Yellow Summer, 3 specimens 1st Zach Brown 2nd Donna Thomas 3rd Taylor Hobbs 38. Squash-Acorn, 3 specimens 1st Tyler Mills 2nd Ruthanne Dunn


In the Canning Division, Stacey Robbins won a blue ribbon for her salsa. Other winners in the category were Zachary Straney with a second place showing, and Dolores Boucher, rounding out the top three with third place. 39. Squash-Zucchini, 3 specimens 1st Georgia Barley 2nd Chris Cornett 3rd Taylor Hobbs 40. Squash-Butternut, 3 specimens No Entries 41. Squash-Crookneck, 3 1st Zach Straney 2nd Janice Straney 3rd Darrell Cornett 42. Squash-Straightneck, 3 1st Artie Howell 2nd Janice Straney 3rd Sonja Lucas 43. Largest Zucchini 1st Joi Thompson 2nd John Whelan 3rd Devon Brown 44. Squash-Any other variety 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Kayla Higbee 45. Sweet Corn-White, 3 ears in husk 1st Jeani Middlebrook 2nd Ruthanne Dunn 3rd Dylan Shaw 46. Sweet Corn-Yellow, 3 ears in husk 1st Cecilia Banks 2nd Taylor Hobbs 3rd Ruthanne Dunn 47. Indian Corn-small or large, 3 No Entries 48. Cherry Tomatoes-plate of 6 1st Jeani Middlebrook 2nd John Whelan 3rd Zachary Straney 49. Tomatoes-Reds, best large variety, 3 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Kayla Higbee 3rd Jeani Middlebrook 50. Tomatoes-Yellow, best variety, 3 1st Guy Russell 2nd Ernest Russell 3rd Haley Hobbs 51. Tomatoes-Pink, best large variety, 3 1st Ernest Russell 52. Tomatoes-Any other variety 1st Kaylee Higbee 2nd Jeani Middlebrook 3rd Debbie Burnett 53. Tomatoes-green, best variety, suitable for fried or other dishes 1st Sydney Yates 2nd Dylan Shaw 3rd Guy Russell 54. Tomatoes, collection of 4 different kinds 1st Zachary Straney 55. Turnips, 1 bunch of 4 No Entries 56. Watermelon-small round variety 1st Chester Singleton 2nd Jeani Middlebrook 57. Watermelon-large, any variety by weight No Entries 58. Watermelon-best collection, 3 No Entries 59. Vegetable display, 6 or more 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Kathy Russell 60. Collection of gourds, 3 1st Taylor Hobbs 61. Collection of herbs, 4 or more 1st Artie Howell 2nd Dottie Selter 3rd Pat Ditto 62. Largest Sunflower 1st Cale Jupin 2nd Haley Hobbs 3rd Taylor Hobbs 63. Apple, Grime, golden, plate of 3 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Kayla Higbee 64. Apples-Winesap, plate of 3 1st Guy Russell 2nd Ernest Russell 65. Apples-Staymen, plate of 3 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Guy Russell 66. Apples-Golden Delicious, plate of 3 1st Ellie Burnett 67. Apples-Red Delicious,

plate of 3 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Ellie Burnett 68. Apples-largest, any variety, plate of 3 1st Guy Russell 2nd Ernest Russell 3rd Ellie Burnett 69. Blackberries-1 pint Tame 1st Ernest Russell-Grand Champion 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Chester Singleton 70. Blackberries-1 pint Wilde 1st Guy Russell 2nd Ernest Russell 3rd Haley Hobbs 71. Berries, any other variety, 1 pint No Entries 72. Peaches-Yellow, plate of 3 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Guy Russell 73. Peaches-White, plate of 3 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Guy Russell 74. Pears-Any variety, plate of 3 1st Ernest Russell 2nd Kayla Higbee 3rd Guy Russell 75. Grapes, any variety, 3 bunches 1st Kathy Russell 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Ernest Russell 76. Plums, any variety, 1 pint 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Ernest Russell 77. Horticulture Display 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Guy Russell 3rd Kathy Russell 78. Garlic, 3 bulbs 1st Dottie Selter 2nd Artie Howell 3rd Bernard Popham

Home Environment Department COOKING 1. Plate of 3 biscuits 1st Sonja Lucas 2nd Diana Kirk 3rd Taylor Hobbs 2. Plate of 3 corn sticks or corn muffins 1st Monica Pack 2nd Melinda Kalan 3rd Kathy Russell 3. Plate of 3 yeast rolls 1st Frances Nell Blanc 4. ½ loaf of quick bread 1st Karen McCool 2nd Pat Carlson 3rd Alberta Stover 5. ½ loaf of yeast bread 1st Frances Nell Blanc 2nd Diana Kirk 3rd Kayla Higbee 6. Plate of 3 muffins 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Kathy Russell 7. ½ loaf of sourdough bread No Entries 8. Other Breads 1st Kayla Higbee 9. ¼ angle food cake, not iced No Entries 10. ¼ jam cake, iced 1st Joyce Mattingly 2nd Kayla Higbee 3rd Kathy Russell 11. ¼ pound cake 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Kathy Russell 12. ¼ coffee cake 1st Kathy Russell 2nd Kayla Higbee 13. Lowfat/sugar free cake 1st Kathy Russell 14. ¼ miscellaneous cake 1st Whitney Fore 2nd Karen McCool 3rd Amy Serafin 15. Plate of 3 brownies 1st Linda Jenkins 2nd Frances Nell Blanc 3rd Betty Tuohy 16. Plate of 3 oatmeal cookies 1st Diana Kirk 2nd Kayla Higbee

3rd Kathy Russell 17. Plate of 3 sugar cookies 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd James Stover 3rd Kathy Russell 18. Plate of 3 chocolate chip cookies 1st Alberta Stover 2nd Kayla Higbee 3rd Diana Kirk 19. Plate of 3 sugar free cookies No Entries 20. Plate of 3 miscellaneous cookies (all one kind) 1st Diana Kirk 2nd Bobbi Allen 3rd Melinda Kaplan 21. Plate of 3 pieces of divinity 1st Rita Barley 2nd Georgia Barley 22. Plate of 3 pieces of fudge 1st Pat Ditto 2nd Kayla Higbee 3rd Georgia Barley 23. Plate of 3 pieces assorted candy 1st Georgia Barley 2nd Kayla Higbee 3rd Kathy Russell 24. Plate of 3 pieces miscellaneous candy 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Kathy Russell 3rd Rita Barley 25. ¼ Apple pie 1st Diana Kirk 2nd Kayla Higbee 26. ¼ Cherry pie 1st Kathy Russell 27. ¼ Peach pie 1st Kayla Higbee 28. ¼ Blackberry pie No Entries 29. ¼ Other fruit pie 1st Monica Pack-Grand Champion 2nd Kathy Russell 30. ¼ Miscellaneous pie (cream pies not accepted) 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd John Schassberger 3rd Alberta Stover 31. ¼ Sugar free pie No Entries 32. ¼ Pecan pie 1st Allie Millay 2nd John Schassberger 33. Plate of 3 cookies 1st Cecilia Banks 2nd Isabella Galvez 3rd Cassidy Adams 34. Plate of 3 pieces of candy 1st Lauren Laslie 2nd Taylor Hobbs 3rd Emily Tuohy 35. ¾ loaf of quick bread 1st Carissa Schassberger 2nd Taylor Hobbs 3rd Emily Tuohy CANNING 36. Peaches 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Rita Barley 3rd Georgia Barley 37. Apples 1st ---2nd Georgia Barley 38. Cherries 1st Kayla Higbee-Grand Champion 2nd Rita Barley 3rd Georgia Barley 39. Pears 1st Georgia Barley 40. Applesauce 1st ---2nd ---3rd Georgia Barley 41. Blackberries 1st Mary Ann Lancaster 2nd ---3rd Kayla Higbee 42. Miscellaneous fruits No Entries 43. Green Beans 1st Linda Hobbs 2nd Janice Straney 3rd David McCoy 44. Corn No Entries 45. Tomatoes 1st Diana Hartley 2nd David McCoy 3rd ---46. Tomato juice 1st Rita Barley 2nd Janice Straney

47. Sauerkraut 1st ---2nd Diane Schwartz 48. Soup mixture 1st Diana Hartley 49. Miscellaneous vegetable 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Diana Hartley 50. Cucumber pickles No Entries 51. Peach pickles No Entries 52. Bread and butter pickles 1st Betty Smith 2nd Kayla Higbee 53. Dill pickles 1st Betty Smith 2nd Margaret McCoy 3rd Diana Hartley 54. Beet pickles 1st Charlotte Allen 2nd Pat Curl 3rd Rita Barley 55. Pickled vegetables 1st Chris Metten 56. Pickled peppers 1st Kayla Higbee 57. Cucumber relish 1st Diane Schwartz 58. Corn relish 1st ---2nd ---3rd Diane Schwartz 59. Miscellaneous relish 1st David McCoy 2nd Stacey Robbins 3rd Mary Ann Lancaster 60. Miscellaneous pickles 1st David McCoy 61. Salsa 1st Stacey Robbins 2nd Zachary Straney 3rd Dolores Boucher 62. Barbeque sauce No Entries 63. Spaghetti sauce No Entries 64. Ketchup No Entries 65. Jar miscellaneous sauce No Entries 66. Jar apple jelly 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Georgia Barley 3rd Rita Barley 67. Jar grape jelly 1st Rita Barley 2nd Charlotte Beyer 3rd Kayla Higbee 68. Jar miscellaneous jelly 1st Georgia Barley 2nd Kayla Higbee 3rd Pat Curl 69. Sugar free jelly No Entries 70. Strawberry preserves 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Georgia Barley 71. Peach preserves 1st Kayla Higbee 2nd Georgia Barley 72. Miscellaneous preserves No Entries 73. Sugar free preserves No Entries 74. Jar strawberry jam 1st Susan Popham 2nd Diana Hartley 75. Jar blackberry jam 1st Kayla Higbee 76. Jar miscellaneous jam 1st Susan Popham 77. Sugar free jam 1st Susan Popham 78. Jar fruit butter 1st Laurinda Copeck 2nd Georgia Barley 3rd Rita Barley 79. Honey No Entries CHILDREN’S CANNING 80. 1 canned vegetable 1st Haley Hobbs 2nd Zachary Straney 3rd Taylor Hobbs 81. 1 canned fruit No Entries 82. 1 miscellaneous canning 1st Taylor Hobbs

BALL AWARDS FOR FOOD PRESERVATION Fruits: No Entries Vegetables: No Entries Pickled Foods: Emily Touhy, 1st Place Soft Spreads: Emily Touhy, 1st Place QUILTS 83. Pieced quilts 1st Cindy Hinkle 2nd Randy Hubbard 3rd Ann Smith 84. Appliqued quilts 1st Donna Durbin 2nd Delayna Benham 85. Embroidered quilts 1st Ann Smith 2nd Ann Duncan 3rd Carolyn Jantzen 86. Baby quilts 1st ---2nd Trace Benham 3rd Davon Benham 87. Old quilts 1st Zach Brown 2nd Charlotte Beyer 3rd Marla Cahill 88. Miscellaneous coverlet (not quilted) 1st Norma Kinnison 2nd Sharon Haynes 3rd Jennifer Wease 89. Machine quilted 1st Peggy Jenkins 2nd Cindy Hinkle 3rd Norma Kinnison 90. Mixed, pieced and appliqué 1st Ciny Hinkle 2nd Ann Smith 91. Quilt from kit 1st Cindy Hinkle 92. Miscellaneous quilts 1st Mary Jo Elliot-Grand Champion 2nd Liz Hawkins 3rd Dinah Armstrong RUGS 93. Handmade rug 1st Norma Kinnison 2nd Violet Chism CROCHETED GOODS 94. Bedspread No Entries 95. Granny square afghan 1st Gayla Cox 2nd Debra Saunders 96. Crocheted afghan 1st Charlotte Beyer 2nd Sarah Arney 97. Baby crocheted afghan 1st Mae Stiff-Grand Champion 2nd Diana Hartley 3rd Jane Duncan 98. Baby dress No Entries 99. Crocheted clothing itme No Entries 100. Sweater for infant (0-3) 1st Mae Stiff 2nd Norma Kinnison 101. Sweater for child (4-12) No Entries 102. Crocheted baby booties or shoes 1st Norma Kinnison 2nd Susan Popham 103. Tablecloth No Entries 104. Doily 1st Mae Stiff 2nd Velmeta Bruner 3rd Norma Kinnison 105. Scarf 1st Charlotte Beyer 2nd Debra Saunders 3rd Alison Clair 106. Cape, shawl, shrug, stole or poncho 1st Norma Kinnison 107. Miscellaneous crochet (other than mentioned) 1st Diana Hartley 2nd Susan Popham 3rd Charlotte Beyer

See Exhibits, A14


Kayla Higbee swept the canning division with ribbons in more than 12 categories, to include eight first place/ blue ribbon wins at the 2008 Meade County Fair.

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Friday, August 1, 2008 2nd Kelly Powell 3rd Ernest Russell

Exhibits From page A13

KNITTED GOODS 108. Knitted afghan (no larger than 60”x72”) No Entries 109. Baby afghan (no larger than 45”x60”) No Entries 110 Knitted clothing item 1st ---2nd Susan Popham 111. Baby sweater (0-3) 1st ---2nd Susan Popham 112. Sweater for child, any material (4-12) No Entries 113. Baby booties or shoes No Entries 114. Scarf, hat and mittens (3) piece No Entries 115. Cape, shawl, shrug, stole or poncho No Entries 116. Miscellaneous knitted item No Entries

CLOTHING AND TEXTILES 117. Women’s sports clothing No Entries 118. Women’s casual clothing No Entries 119. Women’s dress-up clothing 1st Faye Hubbard 120. Women’s clothing miscellaneous 1st Mary Jo Elliott-Grand Champion 121. Children’s clothing, dress-up No Entries 122. Children’s clothing, casual 1st Olivia Triplett 123. Children’s clothing, miscellaneous No Entries 124. Boy’s clothing No Entries 125. Men’s clothing No Entries 126. Accessory 1st Virgie Walker 127. Vest 1st Violet Chism 2nd Ann Duncan 128. Handmade doll clothing 1st Mae Stiff 129. Apron 1st Ann Duncan 2nd Norma Kinnison 130. Purse or tote 1st Wanda Berry 2nd Violet Chism 3rd Ann Duncan 131. Quilted jacket No Entries 132. Miscellaneous clothing 1st Pat Curl 2nd Sara Evans 3rd Kelly Halbert

HANDICRAFTS 133. Decorative towels No Entries 134. Embroidered pillowcase (bring 1) 1st Stacey Robbins 2nd Violet Chism 3rd Dee Leezer 135. Miscellaneous pillowcase (bring 1) 1st Pat Carlson 2nd Cathy Thompson 3rd Violet Chism 136. Pin cushion 1st Norma Kinnison 2nd Ann Duncan 137. Handmade Dolls 1st ---2nd Mae Stiff 138. Handmade collector doll No Entries 139. Handmade animal 1st Lijuana Sears 140. Placemats (matching pair, secured together) 1st Virgie Walker-Grand Champion 2nd Norma Kinnison 3rd Ann Duncan 141. Potholders/Hot Dish Mat 1st Susan Popham 142. Tablecloth No Entries 143. Table runner (up to 90” long) 1st Dee Leezer 2nd Ann Duncan 144. Hand towel No Entries 145. Kitchen towel (pair secured together) 1st Stacey Robbins 2nd Ann Duncan 146. Machine embroidered item No Entries 147. Grapevine items No Entries 148. Miscellaneous wood item No Entries 149. Plastic or canvas needlepoint 1st ---2nd Terri Charles 3rd Andrea Harper 150. Handmade holiday wreaths (other than Christmas) No Entries 151. Handmade door or wall decorations other than holiday No Entries


Everything from quilts to squash were on display at the Home Environment and 4-H/FFA/FCCLA buildings. BELOW: The six divisions of the Fine Arts Exhibit listed more than 80 categories open for entry.

152. Miscellaneous decorated shirts No Entries 153. Handmade jewelry 1st Jeani Middlebrook 2nd Vicki Skaggs 3rd Mary Jo Elliott 154. Painted or decorated gourds 1st Pat Ditto 2nd Norma Kinnison 155. Miscellaneous handicraft 1st Joyce Mattingly 2nd Robin Jones 3rd Stacey Robbins BASKETS 156. Reed basket with wooden base No Entries 157. Woven reed basket No Entries 158. Basket made from natural materials No Entries 159. Decorated basket 1st Tammy Quetot 160. Miscellaneous basket No Entries WALL HANGINGS 161. Quilted pieced wall hanging 1st Patricia Hainer 2nd Pat Carlson 3rd Micki Coffman 162. Quilted non-pieced wall hanging No Entries 163. Miscellaneous wall hanging 1st Ann Duncan 2nd Ali King 3rd Jeani Middlebrook PILLOWS 164. Quilted pillow 1st Gayla Cox 2nd Ann Duncan 3rd Norma Kinnison 165. Baby pillow 1st Norma Kinnison 2nd Violet Chism 3rd Teri Charles 166. Miscellaneous pillow 1st Mary Jo Elliott 2nd Norma Kinnision 3rd Violet Chism FRAMED PICTURES 167. Up to and including 14 count cross stitchery 1st Pat Carlson 2nd Janet Hobbs 168. 16 to 32 count, framed 1st Donna Metten-Grand Champion 2nd Suzanne Kimmons 3rd Loretta Marcum 169. Linen cross-stitch, framed No Entries 170. Miscellaneous stitchery, framed 1st Ann Duncan 2nd Alberta Philpott 3rd Suzanne Kimmons CHRISTMAS 171. Crocheted Christmas item 1st Debra Saunders 172. Cross-stitched Christmas decoration 1st Pat Carlson 173. Christmas door decoration 1st Virgie Taylor 174. Christmas table decoration 1st Jeani Middlebrook 2nd Emily Tuohy 3rd Janet Hobbs 175. Miscellaneous handmade Christmas item 1st Virgie Taylor 2nd Diana Hartley 176. Cross-stitched Christ-

mas ornament No Entries 177. Ceramic Christmas ornament No Entries 178. Miscellaneous Christmas ornament 1st Alice Waltz 2nd Stacey Robbins 3rd Debra Saunders 179. Christmas stockings, any kind No Entries CERAMICS, ETC. 180. Glazed ceramic item No Entries 181. Stained ceramic item 1st ---2nd Annette Brown 182. Dry brush ceramic item No Entries 183. Mixed medium item 1st ---2nd Annette Brown 184. Plastercrafts No Entries HOBBIES 185. Best collective hobby (3 items) 1st Rachel Nelson 2nd David Smith 3rd Wanda Berry 186. Best creative hobby 1st Larry Hardesty-Grand Champion 2nd Sue Curl 3rd Annette Brown 187. Models No Entries WRITER’S CORNER 188. Original poems, adult 1st E.M. Stover 2nd Jani Walters 3rd Judy Hardesty 189. Original poems, young adult 13-21 1st James Mote, Jr. 2nd Jennifer Wease 190. Original poems, children 12 and under 1st Zachary Straney 2nd Emma King 3rd Kasi Givans 191. Original short story, adult 1st E.M. Stover 192. Original short story, young adult 13-21 No Entries 193. Original short story, children 12 and under 1st Emma King 2nd Madison Brown 3rd Julia Curran MEN’S CORNER 194. Large (over 24”) wood home furnishing item 1st Mike Pollock 2nd Bob Simmons 3rd Ernest Russell 195. Small (24’ and under) wood home furnishing item 1st Bob Simmons 2nd Mike Pollock 196. Miscellaneous wood item 1st Larry Hardesty-Grand Champion 2nd Billy Barnes 3rd Mike Pollock 197. Needlecraft 1st Rick Nelson 2nd Matt Curl 198. Home furnishings 1st Mike Pollock 2nd Bob Simmons 3rd Kelly Powell 199. Walking sticks 1st Ronnie Bell 2nd George Abell 3rd Mike Crouch 200. Miscellaneous item 1st Mike Pollock

CHILDREN’S CORNER 201. Fabric item 1st Makenzie Tucker 2nd Alicia Lee 3rd Caroline Smith 202. Wood item 1st Tori Beth Robbins 2nd Madeline Tabor 3rd Rebekka Robbins 203. Decorated shirt No Entries 204. Handmade jewelry 1st Carissa Schassberger 2nd Olivia Triplett 3rd Levi Triplett 205. Ceramic item 1st Caroline Smith 2nd Cameron Galvez 3rd Matthew Defevers 206. Best collective hobby (3 items) 1st Caroline Smith 2nd Cameron Galvez 3rd Dalton Simmons 207. Best creative hobby 1st Caroline Smith 2nd Cali Tighe 3rd Libby Bassett 208. Model 1st Madeline Tabor 2nd Cameron Galvez 3rd Zachery Straney 209. Children’s crafts (5 and under) 1st Dylan Shaw 2nd Alec Hobbs 3rd Delayna Benham 210. Children’s crafts (6-12) 1st Emma King 2nd Makenzie Tucker 3rd Taylor Hobbs 211. Miscellaneous item 1st Libby Bassett 2nd Taylor Hobbs 3rd Grayson Brown PLANTS AND FLOWERS 1. Roses, container of 3 1st Jeani Middlebrook 2nd Jackie LaTondress 2. Arrangement of roses 1st Georgia Barley 2nd Jeani Middlebrook 3. Zinnias, large, container of 6 1st Emily Touhy 2nd Debbie Burnett 3rd Taylor Hobbs 4. Zinnias, small, container of 6 1st Debbie Burnett 2nd Georgia Barley 3rd Cole Jupin 5. Marigolds, small container of 6 1st Jeani Middlebrook 6. Marigolds, large container of 6 1st Jeani Middlebrook 2nd Taylor Hobbs 7. Collection of 5 or more cut herbs 1st Dottie Selter 2nd Tammy Quetot 8. Dahlias, large, container of 3 No Entries 9. Dahlias, small, container of 3 1st Rita Barley 10. Gladioli, container of 3 1st Georgia Barley 2nd Jeani Middlebrook 11. Flowering Begonia 1st ---2nd Sue Gilvin 12. Flowering Geranium No Entries 13. Foliate Plant 1st Mary Ann Lancaster 2nd Georgia Barley 14. Flowering Houseplant 1st Sue Gilvin 15. African Violet 1st Callie Chapman 2nd Debbie Burnett 16. Fern 1st Ann Duncan 17. Cacti 1st Artie Howell 18. Jade Plant 1st ---2nd Dottie Selter 19. Arrangement of garden flowers (kitchen) 1st Emily Tuohy 2nd Tammy Quetot 3rd Debbie Burnett 20. Arrangement of garden flowers (dining room) 1st Mary Jo Elliott-Grand Champion 2nd Emily Tuohy 3rd Debbie Burnett 21. Arrangement of garden flowers (living room) 1st Emily Tuohy 2nd Debbie Burnett 22. Miniature arrangement 1st Pat Ditto 2nd Artie Howell 3rd Tammy Quetot 23. Arrangement of dried flowers 1st Virgie Walker 2nd Emily Tuohy 24. Arrangement of silk flowers 1st Kayla McIntosh 2nd Velmeta Bruner 3rd Tammy Quetot 25. Miscellaneous arrangement of fresh flowers 1st Debbie Burnett 26. Lily, any kind, 3 to container, no filler 1st Josee Johnston 2nd Curt Johnston 3rd Sarah Greer 27. Coleus, any variety No Entries 28. Hanging Basket 1st Stephanie Lee 29. Hanging Basket (non-

flowering) 1st Ann Duncan 30. Sunflowers (any size of variety) 1st Debbie Burnett 2nd Linda Hobbs 3rd Taylor Hobbs

Fine Arts

ADULT ARTISTS 1. Oil Painting No Entries 2. Acrylic Painting 1st Andrea Staples 2nd Ricky Nelson 3rd Brandon Ray 3. Watercolor Painting 1st Bera Bennett 4. Miscellaneous Painting 1st Bera Bennett 5. Portrait, any medium 1st Tarah Willetet 6. Drawing-pastels, charcoal 1st Sharon Johnson 2nd Brandon Ray 7. Drawing-pen, ink, marker 1st Brandon Ray 8. Drawing-pencil, colored pencil 1st John W. Ditto 2nd Mary Slinge 3rd Nita Wimpee 9. Sculpture/Pottery/3-D Object 1st Brandon Ray 10. Hand Painted China 1st Peggy Jenkins 11. Stained Glass No Entries 12. Miniature Painting No Entries 13. Photography (b/w, human) 1st E.M. Stover 2nd Lena Nickell 3rd Heather Wilson 13A. Photography (b/w, other) 1st Brandy Blevins 2nd E.M. Stover 3rd Roger Chetham 14. Photography (color, human) 1st Gary Chapman 2nd Candy Carrington 3rd Ron Davis 14A. Photography (color, other) 1st Jacquie Miller 2nd Sean Lowe 3rd Dolores Boucher 15. Computer generated design 1st E.M. Stover 2nd Lori Schassberger 3rd Brandon Ray 16. Calligraphy (art of fine writing) No Entries YOUNG ADULT ARTISTS (13-15) 17. Oil Painting No Entries 18. Acrylic Painting 1st Maggie Tighe 2nd Ellie DeVries 19. Watercolor Painting 1st Nathan Popham 2nd Kelsey Adams 20. Miscellaneous Painting 1st Ali King 2nd Mahala Curl 3rd Alyssa Sawyer 21. Drawing-pastels, charcoal 1st Kelsey Adams 22. Drawing-pen, ink, marker 1st Savannah Hoskins 23. Drawing-pencil, colored pencil 1st Dakota Brown 2nd Haley Grosskopf 3rd Nathan Popham 24. Sculpture/Pottery/3-D Project 1st Becca Clark 2nd Maggie Tighe 3rd Ali King 25. Mixed Media 1st Maggie Tighe 26. Photography (b/w) 1st Jessie Clarkson 2nd Aurora Laslie 3rd Paige Hobbs 27. Photography (color) 1st Rachel Powers 2nd Michelle Eingheer 3rd Paige Hobbs 28. Computer generated design No Entries 29. Sand Art No Entries 30. Mechanical Drawing No Entries 31. Calligraphy (are of fine writing) No Entries YOUNG ADULT ARTISTS (16-18) 32. Oil Painting No Entries 33. Acrylic Painting 1st Adina Brangers 34. Watercolor Painting No Entries 35. Miscellaneous Painting No Entries 36. Drawing (pastels, charcoal) No Entries 37. Drawing (pen, ink, marker) 1st Adina Brangers 38. Drawing (pencil, colored pencil) 1st Alexa Helton-Grand Champion 2nd Jeremy Copeck 3rd Jessie Soderstrom 39. Sculpture/Pottery/3-D Object No Entries 40. Mixed media

No Entries 41. Photography (b/w) 1st Kalee Raley 2nd Sean Lowe 3rd Jermey Copeck 42. Photography (color) 1st Sean Lowe 2nd Kalee Raley 3rd Jeremy Copeck 43. Computer Generated Design No Entries 44. Sand Art No Entries 45. Mechanical drawing No Entries 46. Calligraphy No Entries 47. Miscellaneous No Entries JUNIOR ARTISTS (8-12) 48. Oil Painting 1st Olivia Kasey 49. Acrylic Painting 1st Brittany Shepperd-Grand Champion 2nd Annie DeVries 3rd Taylor Miller 50. Watercolor Painting 1st Julia Curran 2nd Katelyn Allen 3rd Tyler Robinson 51. Drawing-crayon 1st Cameron Galvez 2nd Taylor Miller 3rd Bailey Thomas 52. Drawing-pen, ink, marker 1st Kasi Givans 2nd Joshua Laslie 3rd Cassidy Adams 53. Drawing-pencil, colored pencil 1st Jay Maloney 2nd Julia Curran 3rd Madeline Tabor 54. Mixed Media 1st Cameron Galvaz 2nd Zachary Straney 3rd Jasmine Lancaster 55. Sculpture/Pottery/3-D Object 1st Cassidy Adams 2nd Bryce Medley 3rd Dylan Lancaster 56. Collage 1st Jasmine Lancaster 2nd Dylan Lancaster 3rd Cole Tighe 57. Photography (b/w) 1st Brittany Shepperd 2nd Madeline Tabor 3rd Bailey Thomas 58. Photography (color) 1st Bailey Thomas 2nd Emma Wilson 3rd Madeline Tabor 59. Computer Generated Design 1st Cameron Galvez 2nd Bailey Thomas 3rd Jasmine Lancaster 60. Sand Art 1st Madison Brown 2nd Matthew Defevers BUDDING ARTISTS (7 and under) 61. Watercolor Painting 1st Annie Meeks 2nd Grace Kinnard 62. Drawing-crayon 1st Lindsey Givans 2nd Emily Oakes 3rd Lauren Laslie 63. Drawing-pen, ink, marker 1st Libby Bassett 2nd Kaitlyn Griswold 3rd Gabe Porter 64. Drawing-pencil, colored pencil 1st Annie Meeks 2nd Libby Bassett 3rd Lauren Laslie 65. Mixed Media 1st Dylan Shaw 2nd Devan Hammock 3rd Hailey Turner 66. Collage 1st Libby Bassett 2nd Grayson Brown 3rd Taylor Hobbs 67. Sculpture/Pottery/3-D Object 1st Mason Craycroft 2nd Trevor Tighe 3rd Grayson Brown 68. Color Book Art 1st Emily Oakes 2nd Jolyne Cannady 3rd Caleb Johnston 69. Computer Generated Design No Entries 70. Photography (b/w) No Entries 71. Photography (color) 1st Olivia Triplett 2nd Lauren Laslie 3rd Kole Allen PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS 1. Oil Painting No Entries 2. Acrylic Painting No Entries 3. Watercolor Painting No Entries 4. Mixed Media No Entries 5. Portrait-any medium 1st Larry See 6. Charcoal, pastel drawing No Entries 7. Photography (b/w) No Entries 8. Photography (color) No Entries 9. Miscellaneous Entry 1st Amanda Cox 10. Pencil Drawing No Entries 11. Pen/Ink Drawing No Entries 12. Sculpture/Pottery/3-D Object No Entries

Friday, August 1, 2008



2008 Meade County Fair Baby Contest

Boys 0-5 months:

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas “Wayne” McCoy 50th Anniversary

Wayne and Margaret McCoy will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, with the renewal of their vows at the 5 p.m. Mass at St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, and a reception to follow in the parish hall at 6 p.m. The McCoy’s were married on Aug. 2, 1958, at St. Therese Church in Louisville. They have six children, 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Wayne McCoy retired from the U.S. Navy in July 1978, and taught industrial electric at Meade County Vocational School and Elizabethtown Technical College, retiring in 2001. Margaret McCoy spent her time raising their children and as a member of the Meade County Homemakers (Bluegrass Club) when the family returned to Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. McCoy now spend their time volunteering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Red Cross. The McCoy’s would like to invite family and friends to join them in this joyous occasion.

Community Calendar

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

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1st – Thomas Lane Hobbs, 17 weeks 2nd – Brybon Lane Wearenforth, 5 months 3rd – Nicholas Tearah Aguilar, 5 months

Boys 6-11 months

1st – Nolan Major McCoy, 11 months 2nd – Cruz Michael Redmon, 10 months 3rd – Frankie Lewis Ditto II, 8 months

Boys 12-17 months

1st – Gavin Robert Ladnier, 16 months 2nd – James Rubell Abell, 16 months 3rd – Branden Neal McCoy, 15 months

Girls 0-5 months

1st – Anna Renelynn West, 5 months 2nd – Lilah Lyn Lopez, 10 days 3rd – Betty Joe Marie Shoemaker, 3 months

Girls 6-11 months

1st – Lillian Frances Marie Rogers, 7 months 2nd – Maegen Nicole Thomas, 10 months 3rd – Olina Paige DeKalands, 8 months

Girls 12-17 months

1st – Aleijah Elyse Banks, 17 months 2nd – Leena Rae Knott, 12 months 3rd – Savannah Leigh Miller, 13 months

Friday, August 1

ANCESTRAL TRAILS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown, Ky. Everyone is invited. Call for more information, 270-862-3209.

Saturday, August 2

FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT Payneville Baptist Church from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music, games, food, prizes and school supplies for the community. Bring your lawn chair. Call Brother Chris for more information, 496-4446. KEITH KESTERSON MEMORIAL DEDICATION 3-SHOOT sign-up from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Yellowbank WMA campgrounds. Shoot starts at 9 a.m. EST. Call Mike Greenwell for more information at 270-945-0005, David Crigler at 270-863-1839, or Brian Hamilton at 270-422-4779. BOURBON RUN Sign-ups 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. First bike out at 11 a.m. Starts at Steel Horse Saloon and ends at Jail House Pizza. For more information call 502-314-2494 or 502-817-0239.

Sunday, August 3

MATTINGLY FAMILY REUNION Noon at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Payneville, Ky. Bring food, pictures, genealogy. Call for more information call 496-4338 or e-mail

Monday, August 4

7th GRADE OPEN HOUSE At Stuart Pepper Middle School from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME JAM 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Optimist Park in Vine Grove, Ky.

Tuesday, August 5

RIVERPORT AUTHORITY 6:30 p.m. at the Meade County Courthouse. EKRON CITY COUNCIL 7 p.m. at Ekron City Hall.

Wednesday, August 6

FREE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Held every Wednesday for four weeks at Harrison County Hospital. The purpose of this class is to fully prepare the expectant mom and her coach for a good labor and delivery experience. Free admission, though registration is required. Call 812-738-7830 ext. 2012.

Thursday, August 7

U. S. ARMY ARMOR and ENGINEER BOARD REUNION 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Golden China Buffet, 597 Lincoln Trail, Radcliff, Ky. All former members: military and civilian are invited. Pay as you go. Call for more information, 270-828-3885. THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE and The Meade County Sportsman’s Club will be sponsoring a Hunter Education Class held at the Sportsman’s Club at the Fairgrounds. Aug. 7 and 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is not required. Must be at least nine years old. Call Troy Brown for information, 270-422-1576 or 270-945-9415. MEADE COUNTY SCHOOL BEGINS

Boys 13-23 months

1st – Alec Zander Reardon, 19 months 2nd – Aidan Cole, 18 months 3rd – Boston Humphrey, 22 months

Girls 18-23 months

1st – Adrianna Bates, 18 months 2nd – Maleah Newby, 22 months 3rd – MacKenzie Compton, 20 months

The Madness stops here


Meade County 9-year-old team takes third in the Ohio Valley Region


Friday, August 1, 2008

Ben Achtabowski, Sports Editor (270) 422-4542

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ON DECK August 9 Greenwave Soccer @Frankfort Soccerama 1 p.m.

Through the finish line Although the fair is over, results are here for you to reflect upon

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Hometown boy feels the pressures of home crowd By Ben Achtabowski Meade County native Larry Phillips understands the pressure of performing in front of a hometown crowd. Too bad he felt the pressure, while the cylinders didn’t on his International Farmall Tractor named “Insanity.” “It’s one of those things that happen,” said Phillips. “We just have to come back tomorrow night and do it right.”

Phillips’ pull of 284.59 feet was good enough for sixth place on Friday night during the National Tractor Pull Association’s (NTPA) Meade County Fair Pull held at the fairground arena. It was a disappointing finish for his first place position in the overall standings with 103 points in the Light Super Stock division, so far this season. “Nationally, you’re doing well, then you come home and you end up

fifth or sixth and they think your tractor isn’t that good,” he said. “But this year I’ve been up near the top, competing every night … except this one. “It’s the pressure. You start thinking of all the things that could go wrong. Then you start thinking of all the people that are there. I know a lot of people in the county and I know they were there tonight. So that’s just


“Red Rock,” a crowd favorite, pulls on Friday night. Neal AlSee HOMETOWN, B2 len of Meade County drove the truck.

My ‘fair’ assessment

Meade County Demolition Derby

Greenwave Soccer Alumni Game 7:30 p.m.

TRACTOR PULL RESULTS Friday Truck and Tractor Pull Results

Light Super Stock 1st Kevin Lynn, 504 Rocket, 313.17FP/274.56 2nd Mark Peissig, The Bomb, 323.92FP/268.67 3rd Rex Kuhn, Git-R-Done, 302.75FP/253.48 4th Brian Korth, Considered Armed and Dangerous, 290.27 5th Mike Sandefur, Farmboy’s Fantasy, 284.59 6th Larry Phillips, Insanity Alcohol, 279.48

Two-Wheeled Drive 1st Jessie Petro, 2 timin’, 314.54FP 2nd Jessie Petro, Buckeye Hauler, 307.43FP 3rd Randy Petro, Kathy’s Komplaint, 294.55 4th Chase Richardson, 290.16 5th Kyloe Knapp, Eighty acres, 285.29 6th David Skinner, Bad Company, 284.28 7th Eddie Carey, Bulletproof, 283.27 8th Chase Richardson, 281.48 9th Eddie Carey, All Fired Up, 280.5

Super Farm 1st Arlyn Smits, Wolverine Deere II, 302.03FP/301.82 2nd Jamie Morrow, Yes Deere, 301.98FP/303.29 3rd Kevin Walker, Thunderstruck, 295.54/300.48 4th Dexter Sims, Bucking Binder, 298.24 5th Todd Maloney, Untamed Brute, 297.36 6th Brian Rhoades, Gamblin Man, 296.57 7th John Struckland, Get a Load of This, 295.51 8th Nick Capozza, Cruel Intentions, 293.38 9th Cameron Aller, Ground Force, 289.44 10th Ted Liechty, Rushour, 286.85 11th Audra Stratton, Deerelirious, 280.87 12th Steve Marsh, Cash Burner, 280.26 13th Russ Freeze, Deere Traxx, 275.69 14th Robert Siettsema, Wolverine Deere III, 268.05 FISHING RESULTS Tuesday Night Fishing Tournament

Winners: Frank and Kyle Ramyer Weight 1.14 lbs Big Bass 1.14 lbs Trash fish 8.56 lbs Payout $192

Runners-up Jesse Kennedy Kevin Waters and Kelly Lindsey Weight 1.09 lbs Big Bass 1.09 lbs Payout $24

spoken about it a lot, the way we want things to develop. I‘m not saying we’re comfortable and we’re going to start relaxing. We’re not stopping by any means. I think we do have a shot to go out there and compete with those guys on a weekly basis.’’ Johnson won the eighth race of the season at Phoenix and it had been 12 races since the twotime defending champion found Victory Lane.

Let me preface this column by saying my experience with fairs has been little to none. But after this past week, I had Good Call my “fair” share of the Meade County Fair by covering watermelon eating contests and the smash’em up demolition derbies. I must say, it was an enjoyable Ben week. Achtabowski The Meade County Fair is a feather that all Meade Countians can put in their caps, as it hauls in waves of crowds to the county. I didn’t know what to expect at the fair. Since I stepped foot in The News Standard office five months ago, I’ve heard talk about the fair. It was ubiquitous and always in the back of everyone’s mind. I heard it was a big deal, I just didn’t know how big of a deal it actually was. At first, I was skeptical and anticipated a hot muggy, nasty headache-induced week. But, that didn’t happen. And despite the current heat wave, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves in classy and respectable ways. With my first Meade County Fair experience came many lessons that I’m sure are common local lore, but were news to me. There is a list of things that I now know about the beloved Meade County Fair. I learned that the ominous whistling that can be heard several miles away from the fairgrounds originated from a surly clown eggingon nearby fair-goers to dump him into the dunk tank. To enhance his surliness, he supposedly rigged the tank so it was nearly impossible for anyone to hit the target and knock him into the water. For the next month, I’ll be waking up in the middle of night from night terrors of a morbid clown whistling and heckling me, while warped carnival music plays in the background. Next year when I hear that whistle, I’ll know that it’s fair time again in Meade County and those harrowing dreams will conjure themselves back into my mind. I learned that a demolition derby is more than just a mass of cars crashing into each other. It’s pride, it’s honor, and it’s more or less bragging rights for Meade County. I learned that the demolition derby is Flaherty versus Ekron: A



DEMO DERBY DRAMA Derby brings havoc in the ring and drama in the pits By Ben Achtabowski The chaos and destruction of Thursday night’s demolition derby didn’t stop at the muddy arena track of the Meade County Fair. The havoc ensued into the pit area where accusations hurled between demo car drivers. With sledgehammers pounding out dents and welding torches sparking metal, the sounds and visuals of the pit combined to make a symphony rivaled only by Fourth of July fireworks. Drivers inspected every dent of their mangled cars with cigarettes barely hanging onto their lips for dear life, as if they, too were part of the demolition derby wreck. Some drivers say the pit is where the true battle is fought and won.


TOP: A Muldraugh firefighter puts out a fire during the mini car demo derby on Thursday night. ABOVE: Daniel Benham drove on top of an opponent’s trunk during the first heat of the demo derby. “It’s pretty crazy back here,” said Ryan Lane, one of the competitors of Thursday’s derby. “I had to cut off the bumper to my car. It was hanging by a thread.” Lane lugged the heavy bumper away from his car after being knocked out early in the first heat. He was preparing for the consola-

tion round. “You just do your best to get ready for the next heat,” Lane said. “My dad helps me out, but it’s pretty much just me and him working on this car. There are a lot of guys that build their cars together, so


Johnson known as a ‘second-half’ driver DAYTONA BEACH, Sprint Cup Series chamFla. — Carl Edwards got pionship. on a roll early. The Brickyard was the Dale Earn20th race of the seaNASCAR son and the second hardt Jr. and Jeff Burton have win of the year for both won and Johnson, but that been models of win — as trivial as consistency. it may have been — And Kyle could be a sign of Busch has been things to come for the man to beat the rest of the comover the last petition. few months. “I think if you Buddy Last Sunday, look at the races, Shacklette not necessarily the along came Jimmie Johnfinishes, but the son, a two-time winner races themselves over the of The Brickyard and the course of the last 10, 12

weeks, we’ve been right there,” said Chad Knaus, Johnson’s crew chief. “That’s everywhere from Loudon to Daytona to Lowe’s Motor Speedway, all the racetracks we have run pretty competitively. I think any racetrack we go to right now, I’m very proud to say I think we can run top five speeds. If you can do that, you can do that on a weekly basis, you’re going to be in position to try to go for a championship. I think we’re there now. “Jimmie and I have

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added pressure that you don’t get elsewhere.” As Phillips’ tractor’s motor chattered during the pull, it was obvious it was not running on all cylinders. He had to cut the tractor short during the pull. “It was pretty bad (tonight),” he said. “I lost a couple of cylinders. We had a couple cold cylinders. They slowed us up a lot.” After the pull, Phillips towed his tractor back into his modified semi-truck that is ready for any disaster that may happen on or off the pulling track. “We got a big enough trailer where we have all the parts that I need,” Phillips said. “Well, I try to have all the parts I may need, but you never know.” Phillips pulled out a laptop computer and plugged it into his tractor. “This is the brain,” Phillips said. “This should tell me what’s wrong.” The computer ran a test to catch all of the Exhaust Gas Technologies (EGTs), Phillips said. It checked the exhaust pressure and temperature, oil temperatures and pressures, along with fuel pressures. “This just gives us knowledge of what went wrong tonight,” Phillips said. “We store that knowledge for future problems.” In a sport that has no practice rounds, no test runs, nothing but one pull with no prior knowledge other than what happened the pull before, Phillips knows how important it is to get as much information as possible. “It’s just trial and error,” he said. “You remember the stuff that went wrong the runs before. There’s really nothing else you can do.” With the pulling sled being as expensive as the tractors themselves, it would be nearly impossible for most competitors to have practice runs at their homes or anywhere else but the actual pull. Many of the racers on Friday night experienced some rough rides as their front ends bounced for the length of their pull. “The guys took some bumpy rides tonight,” Phillips said. “We lowered our hitch to keep from doing that. I’m probably one of the only guys that don’t get to put a lot of weight on front. I’ve turned over once before and it wasn’t a good feeling. I haven’t forgot how that feels so I try to keep that

Fortunately, for Johnson, that time of year has arrived. Johnson traditionally has been at his best in the final third of the season. Last year, en route to his second consecutive championship, Johnson won six of the last 11 races. The year before he won two of the last 16 races. “It’s kind of neat, you know, because we did start off a little bit slow this season,” Johnson said. “We’ve been working really hard at Hendrick Motorsports collectively as a group, everything from the engine shop to the body hanging department, our chassis shop, everybody in the shop in general. We really focused on this race. We really wanted to come in here and run well. I spent the majority of last week working on it, along with my team. Didn’t really take a whole lot of time off so we could come here and try to get this race. To be able to come here and capitalize on a lot of good things was really neat. Like I said, it was big collective effort on everybody’s part. “One thing about this team I love the most is whether it’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway where there’s a tire issue, you have to do things as a team to try to manipulate the strategy, win a race, or here at Indy where we’re having tire problems, whatever it may be, it seems our team really bites in deep, gets ahold of things and is successful. I was really proud of it.’’ Indy marked the first of 17 straight weeks of racing for the Sprint Cup Series teams and drivers. Most drivers use the final week off before this stretch for some rest and relaxation. Johnson and Knaus opted to do otherwise. Instead of going on vacation, they tested at multiple venues in preparation for the stretch drive of the season and – as of now – it has paid off. “I think, to give these guys credit, too, Jimmie and Chad had friends,” Said team owner Rick Hendrick. “They were going to Florida. He and Channy decided they were going to test. The friends went on and Channy went on. I happened to be down there. He tested


David Burnett pulls his tractor during the event on Saturday night at the Meade County fairgrounds. bumpy ride under control.” Phillips and his close family and friends do all the engineering and maintenance for the tractor. “We do all the engine work,” he said. “My brother-in-law, Jim Chadler, Jeff Sipes, Dale Hobbs, my boys, Brandon and Lawrence, all help me. Some other local guys will come by and help out. It takes a lot of effort from a lot of people to do well and stay up with it.” The Phillips family is a close-knit one that piles into Phillips’ semi-truck and travels most of the summer. They travel as far as Wisconsin and Michigan, and next weekend the crew heads to Illinois. “We have a mobile home in the front cab so that saves us from finding a motel or something like that, which can be a pain,” he said. Phillips relishes life on the road and seeing new places. The NTPA season begins in mid-June and continues well into September, so the family finds itself on the road for the majority of the summer. “It gets a little old when

you do it every weekend,” Phillips said. “But I look forward to going to different places. All the guys that run the circuit will be there. We all travel together like one big family.” Overall, Phillips enjoys everything about tractor pulling. “I love the adrenaline and the competition. I love traveling — there are a lot of good things about being a part of something like this. You get to meet a lot of people out and about. It’s just a good clean hobby.” Tractor pulling may be a good clean hobby, but it’s one that entails a lot of pressure that will continue to build throughout the season. “We were leading in points coming into this place, my hometown,” Phillips said. “But it’s hard to win at home and it’s hard to stay in the lead. We’ll battle that all throughout the season, though.” He only hopes that he’ll be running on all cylinders for the remainder of the season, as he battles for a national title.


Jimmie Johnson celebrates his win at Indianapolis last weekend.

every day. It rained here. They moved from Nashville to Kentucky. They did whatever they had to do. He flew in at night, got up early, took off in the morning. Then this last break, Chad had lined up to go fishing with us. He called me up and said, I can’t go. I’m going to stay here and work. “I think we had Coach Jerry Moore from (three-time I-AA national champion) Appalachian (State) come and talk to us last weekend. It’s about desire and dedication, who wants it the most. I called Chad out in front of Coach Moore. I said, ‘Chad, you gonna win this championship for us like Appalachian?’ He said, ‘I’m going to do my best.’ Coach Moore said, ‘That might not be good enough.’ Then Chad said, ‘You better be glad I’m not coaching football in this league.’ ‘’

Four Wheelin’ fun Casey Allen leans into the turn during the four-wheeler rodeo last Saturday at the Meade County Fair. Results were not available for the rodeo at the time of publication. THE NEWS STANDARD/ BEN ACHTABOWSKI

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9th Donal W. Bush, My Other Wife, 214.64 Two Wheeled-drive Results 1st Randy Petro, Kathy’s Complaint, 312.47PF/315.15 2nd Chuck Knapp, Back Forty, 313.59FP/310.41 3rd William Beeler, Just Forgiven, 310.87FP/307.57 4th Jason Gibson, Young Blood, 310.86/FP297.03 5th Eddie Carey, Bullet Proof, 310.31FP/288.92 6th David Skinner, Bad Company, 310.25FP/132.72 Super Farm 1st Arlyn Smits, Wolverine

Deere II, 296.2 2nd John Strickland, Get a Load of This, 295.12 3rd Jamie Marrow, Yes Deere, 294.73 4th Ted Liechty, Rush Hour, 292.32 5th Todd Maloney, Untamed Brute, 292.31 6th Charles Capozza, Cruel Intentions, 289.92 7th Kevin Walker , Thunderstruck, 288.76 8th Dexter Sims, Bucking Binder, 288.03 9th Brian Rhoades, Gamblin’ Man, 284.29 10th Russ Freeze, Deere Traxx, 283.4

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Drama From page B1 they’ll take it easy on each other. But I don’t have anyone like that so I’m not worried about who hits me or who I hit.� The teaming-up of certain drivers may not be evident to the spectators out in the crowd, however there is no doubt that treaties are made prior to the races. Some of the most rivaled drivers draw the line in-between Ekron and Flaherty. “It’s an Ekron-Flaherty thing,� said J.J. Scarborough, of Flaherty, who finished third in the mini car races on Tuesday and Thursday. Scarborough’s partner, Billy Sipes, who was the winner of the mini-car event last Thursday elaborated on the friendly rivalry. “I started running with J.J. (Scarborough,) this year,� Sipes said. “It’s like us two against six or seven of them. They get into a little pack and it makes it hard to win. Every year they try to build different cars, but they can’t beat us.� A crowd gathered around Sipes mini-car in the pit after his victory. A protest began that his Mustang — which endured hardly any damage unlike his competition — may not be legal. Sipes grabbed his bolt

cutters and cut away the wire wrapping around the hood of the car. He snipped each wire and flipped the unhinged hood off its misshaped body. “Everybody look at it,� Sipes said to the crowd. “I have nothing to hide.� The throng of people inched closer, and nearby people started to migrate toward the commotion. The pit inspector, Tony Moore, took out his flashlight and examined the car. Murmurs reflected skeptical thoughts. “That car is loaded,� said Andrew Poole, a spectator of the protest. “You look at the body of (Sipes’) Mustang. It’s tore up, but that frame isn’t even bent. There’s something wrong there. You look at all the other Mustangs out here you’ll see the frame bent to hell. Then you look at his and it’s straight as an arrow.� Money wages started to erupt from the crowd whether Sipes car was loaded or not. “I bet $40 that the car is loaded,� said Johnnie Thompson, one of Sipes’ competitors during the mini car derby. “I’ve been around derbies long enough to know when a car is loaded. “I hit (Sipes) plenty of times out there. When he goes from one end of the track to another and hits a car that bends while his doesn’t, you got to think something’s wrong.� After several minutes of


The driver of the “Superman� car stood atop his car after the first heat of Thursday’s demo derby.

inspection, Moore decided to cut away the body to inspect the frame of the car. “He did a lot damage to the other cars and tore them up pretty badly and he didn’t take much damage,� Moore said. “So if we have a car that does that, we take cut torches to the car to see the frame and make sure it’s not loaded.� “Loading� a car includes any modification to the car that would make it stronger. Aside from the roll cage, the cars cannot have any other steal or concrete that would make the car heavier or more sturdy to the wear and tear of

Madness claims third place in Ohio region Staff Report The News Standard The Meade County 9-year-old baseball team saw its national Cal Ripkin division tournament stop at Niles, Mich. In a tough field of 15 teams, the Madness had an impressive third place finish and without a few errors, the team may have been fighting for another Ohio Valley Championship against an in-state rival team from Lexington. The Madness handed over a 4-1 lead in the top of the sixth to the Harris-Black team from Ohio. Several errors later, the game ended with Harris-Black winning Monday’s game, 9-5. “The pressure got to them,� said head coach Robbie Ammons. “But I can’t complain. They played well and got third

Assessment From page B1 friendly/not-so-friendly rivalry that is played out in the middle of a demolition derby ring. It’s a modern West Side Story of sorts, only cars are the weapons of choice rather than dancing and switch blades. I learned that backseat drivers are never helpful, even when you’re blindfolded. I learned that tractor pulls are loud ‌ really loud. So loud it made my eardrums tickle and made my lawn chair feel like a Shiatsu massage chair from Sharper Image. I learned that playing guitar hero barely falls short of playing an actual guitar. I can only imagine that players hear songs like “Mississippi Queenâ€? by Mountain on the radio and all they can think of is red, green, red, blue (don’t forget to whammy that final note!). “Guitar Heroâ€? will change the nature of “rockin’ outâ€? forever. For me I’ll take a real guitar and play my simple G and C cord songs all night long. I learned that cornhole is an athletic event that should be in the Olympics. Start protesting the Olympic commission now — get it in before next week’s Olympics start. All I know is I’ll be practicing for next

in the region.� Their first game was against a team from L’anse Cruse, Mich. The Madness won, 12-2. “The team played great ball that game,� Ammons said. The Madness then dropped the second game to Harris-Black, 12-1. The Madness only mustered four hits in the game, a the team also walked 12 batters in the loss. “It was an ugly game,� Ammons said. “We couldn’t do anything right.� But the team bounced back and got its offensive swagger back after beating down a St. Johns team from Indiana, 13-3. “We played good ball again,� Ammons said. “As a team, we batted over .500. That’s impressive.� During the next game, the Madness faced a squad from Lake Cumberland,

Ky. who was the eastern Kentucky state champions this year. But Lake Cumberland was no match for the Madness as the Meade County players smashed the in-state rival, 15-3. The game concluded on a rare triple play. Bryce Mattingly initiated the play by snagging a line drive from the shortstop position. He then threw it to third baseman Garret Ammons for the tag out and then Ammons turned it to the first base to round out the triple play. “It was an awesome play,� Robbie Ammons said. “The umps didn’t even know what happened. It just happened so fast.� The team will now go on a hiatus for a little while, but Robbie Ammons feels the team may play a few more tournaments before the season is over.

year’s tournament, so I can join in on non-strenuous, but athletic fun. I learned that poker is still popular. After leaving college, I thought poker was just a phase that would fade out in the basements of college dorms and smokey student-trodden apartments. But I was wrong; it’s here to stay. Poker is glamorous. It’s the American dream wrapped into 52 playing cards and a stack of chips. I learned that fair food is beyond a cholesterol explosion. The great thing about fair food is that every little morsel is deep-fried and delicious. It’s too scrumptious and dangerous for my already unhealthy heart, but what’s one week of poor eating habits? I have 358 days to recover and cleanse my grease-drenched body tissue before next year, right? I also learned that it is possible for Meade County to have a traffic jam. Only during fair week the Bypass backed-up two-anda-half miles — who would have thought? I learned that motocross events are dusty — don’t breathe with your mouth open. I’m still trying to get that gritty taste out of my mouth. Also, I learned that five-year-olds have more guts than me. They jump off five-foot ramps like they’re on a walk in the park. I learned that threelegged races during the

athletic events for children are not to display athletic ability — rather it’s a display of hilarity. It’s fun to watch two kids trying to synchronize their steps as they each tug on their shirts for balance, inevitably pulling each other down to the ground. I learned that little children are the real tractor pullers as they participate in the pedal pull. Who needs big engines when you have perfectly good legs to haul your load? But most of all, I learned that fairs are fun. It’s an event communities need to bring everyone together in one area and enjoy themselves. For this one week, people can get away from the high gas prices, the poor economy, the war raging in the Middle East, or whatever woes one would have. Last week was about fun, enjoyment and pride. For that, I am thankful for reporting on all your laughs and delight of the week. Next year, I’ll know what to expect.

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the demolition derby. After the frame was exposed, Moore let anyone inspect the car. “He was clean,� Moore said. “He rightfully won — end of story.� After the drama of the accused “loaded� car, Sipes commented on what seems to be a type of witch-hunt by his rivals from Ekron. “I think this is real funny,� Sipes said. “They do this every year. Last year, they did the same thing.� Sipes took the $300 dollar winnings, but not without a fight. The big car feature during Thursday’s demo derby also left the crowd entertained. Charles Vessels took the crown as he battled his way back through the consolation round — meaning he competed in an extra heat to qualify for the feature race. “Really it’s a luck of a draw,� said Lane, who missed the feature race because he didn’t have his care repaired in time. “Going in the first heat, you have more time to get ready for the next heat. But the first heat, the arena is more muddy and slow. So you take the good with the bad.� Preparation is half the battle as many of the riders put thousands of dollars into the cars. “I got probably $1,200 in it, but I’m under budget,� said Daniel Benham, who finished third in the big car

feature. “Some of these guys have thousands of dollars in the car. “There’s about a month’s worth (of work). I tore this car up on Tuesday (during the derby). We were up until three in the morning all night last night and then worked all day today. It’s still pretty bent up but it should be ready to go.� Benham explained the process of redying his car. It gets stripped down to the bare bones, then put back together with a roll cage. The gas tank is put in the back seat tostay out of harm’s way. Benham makes sure not to forget the stock seatbelt, which is his only safety equipment he wears aside from a helmet. “You tear it all down to nothing and put it back together with a roll cage and a good motor in it and then you just rock’n roll,� he said. Then comes the fun part: The actual derby. “It’s intense,� Benham said. “It’s real cool. It’s hard to explain. It’s crazy, cars going everywhere, mud flying. It’s real fun.� Lane also explained the disorder that ensues during the event. “It’s wild,� Lane said. “You get jerked around quite a bit in there. You get hit when you don’t see — those really get you. But it’s fun. You get to go out there and hit people. I just want to

knock them out before they knock out me.� The sport can also be very dangerous. Earlier in the year, Benham flipped his car. “I got flipped over in my first event this year in May at Marango, Ind.,� Benham said. “They turned me over. I was a little sore for a little bit. I missed three days of work after that. I turned my neck good and got whiplash pretty good.� Whether the whiplash of the wreckage or the whiplash from skeptics and rivals, this dare devil sport is not for the faint of heart.

Demolition Derby Results (Thursday)

Big Car Feature 1st Charles Vessels 59 2nd Adam Lancaster 87 3rd Daniel Benham 101 4th Alex Hall 67 Mini Car Derby 1st Billy Sipes 25 2nd Richard Kelly 12 3rd JJ Scarborough 177 4th Shawn Kelly 10 5th Speedy Carwilf 418 Heat Winners 1st Daniel Benham 101 2nd Chris Coin 14X 3rd Nathan Brown 979 4th Adam Lancaster 87 5th Alex Hall 67 6th Trinity Holbert 99 Consolation Winners 1st Charles Vessels 59 2nd James Wardrip 89 3rd Joe Murdock 19 4th Happy Dawson 905

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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver • It’s been reported that after an earthquake in San Francisco, Barbara Boxer, the junior senator from California, made the following comment: “Those who died, their lives will never be the same again.” • Yes, Barbie has a last name. It’s Roberts. • Director Wes Craven reportedly named the character Freddy Krueger, from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” horror films, after a kid who had bullied him in school. • Next time you feel a yawn coming on, you might want to be careful: Those who study such things say that if your yawn is too wide, you could break your jaw. Also, if you stretch while you yawn, you could dislocate your shoulder.

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LEO (July 23 to August 22) Change is a major factor for the Big Cat through midmonth. Be prepared to deal with it on a number of levels, including travel plans and workplace situations.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might not like all the changes that have begun to take place around you. But try to find something positive in at least some of them that you can put to good use.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family member's unsettling experience could create more problems if it's not handled with care and love. And who's the best one to offer all that? You, of course.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The sagacious Sagittarius should have no trouble deciding between those who can and those who cannot be trusted to carry out a workplace commitment.

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Tony Wetherford of Irvington prepares to set the fastest time during the mud sling last Wednesday night

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3rd – Eddie Heil Bow Hunter: 1st – Larry Morgan 2nd – Anthony Brown 3rd – Robby Warren Blind Doubles: 1st – Anthony Brown & Eddie Heil 2nd – Mike Tichenor & Robby Warren 3rd – Eric Millw & Matt Schmelz

TOP LEFT: Archers participate in the NASP open shoot. Children could shoot a bow for the first time at this event along with archers who just wanted some practice.

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Tractor event ‘pulls’ enthusiasts to county fair

Tractor enthusiasts from across the country packed the Meade County Fairgrounds arena on July 23 to witness the power and skill of the much anticipated Garden Tractor Pull event. Jaycie Barger — from Meade County — was grinning from ear to ear as she made her pull debut alongside her father, who stayed close by to ensure her safety.

RIGHT: Jaycie Barger made her debut pull during the event, earning her a fifth place finish in the competition. BOTTOM RIGHT: Garden tractors from across the nation filled the arena to capacity during the Garden Tractor Pull, held July 23 at the fairgrounds. BELOW: Greg Fackler made a successful vie for first place, but fell just short of the title to first place winner Steve Johnston.


Garden Tractor Pull Results Pro Stock NQS 1st – Nathan Hager 2nd – Kelly Nichols 3rd – Darrin Morgenstern 4th – Russ Nichols 5th – Billy Black 6th – Tyler Hackman 7th – Nathan Hager 8th – Matt Gingerich 9th – Larry Curtsinger 0th – Greg Angel 16 hp stock alt NQS 1st – Connie Morgenstern, Kelly Nichols 3rd – Jamie Lewis 4th – Gary Cunningham 5th – Bob Jones 6th – Carla Morganstern 7th – John Elrod 8th – Jim Morgenstern 9th – Rober Kessler 10th – Harrison Stahl Super Stock NQS 1st – Darren Morgenstern 2nd – Billy Black 3rd – Greg Angell 4th – Jake Gingerich 5th – Matt Ginerich 6th – Greg Curtsinger 7th – Nathan Nichols 8th – Nathan Hager 9th – Julian Stahl 10th – Craig Kemp Yard Stock 1st – Brandon Patterson 2nd – Robert Patterson 12 hp stock alt – 1050 lbs. 1st – Steve Johnston 2nd – Greg Fackler 3rd – Dustin Blair 4th – Kenny Barger 5th – Jaycie Barger

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No tellin’ what to do during the backseat driver event Backseat Driver Results 1st Place-Matt & Carolyn Kendall 2nd Place-Cara & Doug Ferris 3rd Place-Grant Wiles & Kristen Miller 4th Place-Sherman Miller & Cindy Miller


TOP: Dave Clark, driver of the “Super Fun Friends” team, said he had enough by the end of the obstacle course. RIGHT: Tom Brady blindly drives past a mailbox obstacle, while his wife, Glo, gives him directions.

Worst Driver Gary Chapman Worst Direction Giver Vicky Reesor Penalty Free Ooner and Debbie Thompson

Texas Hold’em tournament brings out many poker faces Texas Hold’em Results at fair Ninety-three players paticipated in the poker game. Dan McKee of Brandenburg, won the door prize which was a cornhole set. Winners of the poker tournament: 1st - $1549.35 Kris McKinney of Brandenburg 2nd - $892.05 Steve Dezelich of Ekron 3rd - $610.35 Donnie Barr of Brandenburg 4th - $375.60 Mark McMahan of Flaherty 5th - $328.65 Earl Fitzgerald of Battletown 6th - $281.70 Chase McCormick of Guston 7th - $234.75 Lisa Wathen of Flaherty 8th - $187.80 Kenneth Whitman of Brandenburg 9th - $140.85 Leonard Morris of Brandenburg 10th - $93.90 John Humphrey of Battletown


Keith Ditto, Debbie Pike, Chad O’Bryan, Kevin Darnell, Kylie Medley and Amanda Barger are just a few that participated in the Texas Hold’em tournament held at last week’s Meade County Fair.


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Fair has a ‘Redbone’ to pick with grand champion By Jorena D. Faulkner

From man’s best friend and feline fanatics, to exotic rabbits, Teddy Bear hamsters and ferrets, pet lovers everywhere converged upon the Sportsman Club arena at 9 a.m. on Saturday during the final day of the Meade County Fair to showcase their furry companions and compete for ribbons in individual and group divisions. As one of the oldest events at the annual Meade County Fair, the “Pet and Dog Show” always promises an array of the most interesting, exotic and diverse pets the area has to offer. In the end, Beth Russel and her 2008 Grand Champion Redbone Coonhound, Bo, found their way unexpectedly at the top of the winner ’s circle, alongside Reserve Grand Champion and first place child’s dog winner, Olivia Triplett. Russel was both elated and shocked at Bo’s clean sweep at the event, stating that it was the winner ’s first ever contest, as he’s rarely even been off the farm. “I should get him out

more,” Russel said laughing. Also in attendance was Marilyn McDonald and her 2007 Grand Champion, 11-year-old Yorkshire/ Dachshund mix, T.J., Linda Hobbs with her twoand-a-half-year-old Australian Blue Heeler, Molly, toddler Elyza Gogol with her blue ribbon winning 10-week-old ferret Swiper, and 14-year-old Connor Williams with his wild-cat sized feline, Elvis. Izzy’s Big Blue Sapphire — an Afghan Hound owned by breeders Bryan and Tonya Cook of Vine Grove, Ky. — took three awards in three separate categories, to include second place in the Dog Under Six Months category and third place in the Dog 20 Pounds or Over.

2008 Pet Results Dog – Grand Champion Grand Champion – Beth Russell Reserve Grand Champion – Olivia Triplett Child’s Dog 1st Place – Olivia Triplett 2nd Place – Betty Lyn Wilson 3rd Place – Katelyn Allen Dog under 6 months

LEFT: Beth Russel and her Redbone Coonhound, Bo, walked away the Grand Champions of the dog show which held Saturday morning at the fairgrounds.

1st Place – Amber Fleming 2nd- Bryan Cook 3rd – Katelyn Allen Dog 20 lbs. & Under 1st Place – Amber Fleming 2nd Place – Thuresa Maslander 3rd Place – Ernie Lawson Dog 20 lbs. & Over 1st Place – Beth Russell 2nd Place – Brenda Dattilo 3rd Place – Bryan Cook Beagle Hound any age 1st Place – Hayden Biddle 2nd Place – Doug Biddle 3rd Place – Kasey Mielke Child’s Cat 1st Place – Wyatt Moore 2nd Place – Amber Fleming Cat any age 1st Place – Maria Williams 2nd Place – Wyatt Moore 3rd Place – Kenla Springer Child Pet-Miscellaneous 1st Place – Elyza Gogol 2nd Place – Zachary Straney 3rd Place – Wyatt Moore Child Pet Other Than Cat or Dog any age 1st Place – Elyza Gogol 2nd Place – Zachary Straney 3rd – Zachary Straney Bird Dog – any age 1st Place – Jean Middlebrooke Best Pet Trick 1st Place – Brenda Dattilo 2nd Place – Courteny Pollock 3rd Place – Al McDonald

Mini Truck Pull results at the Meade County Fair Two Wheel Stock 1st – Tracy Shoulders, Brandenburg, Varmit 2nd – Sam Redmon, Payneville, Ky., Frog-It 3rd – Trey Allen, Guston, Little Red 4th – Bryce Thevenot, Georgetown, Ind., Heavy Chev 5th – Nate Priddy, Brandenburg, Fatt Black Two Wheel Modified 1st – Tracy Shoulders, Brandenburg, Varmit 2nd – Trey Allen, Guston, Little Red 3rd – Thad Redmon, Payenville, Ky. The Deere 4th – Bryce Therenot, Georgetown, Ind., Good Time 5th – Jayce Allen, Brandenburg, Little Busted Knockles Open Modified 1st – Valerie Redmon, Payneville, Ky., Mean Streak 2nd – Thad Redmon, Payneville, Ky., Thunder Streak 3rd – Tracy Shoulders, Brandenburg, Varmit 4th – Kole Allen, Brandenburg, Red Rock II 5th – Bryce Therenot, Georgetown, Ind., Good Time

BOTTOM LEFT: Pet owners lined up at the registration station before the event. BELOW: 14-year-old Connor Williams holds his larger than life cat, Elvis.


Fair crowns first ‘hero,’ names Guitar War grand champion By Jorena D. Faulkner Never ‘fret,’ there’s a new hero in town who recently pulled off a grand champion win in the inaugural Guitar War Tournament held July 25 at the Farm Bureau Community Building at the Meade County Fairgrounds. Organized by Brandenburg Police Officer Stratford Young, the event invited 20 of the area’s hottest gaming guitarists to a face-off of skill and mastery of the video game “Guitar Hero.” Contenders of all ages and genders rushed the sign-up table to make the 5 p.m. entry deadline last Friday as the lights went down and the stadium rock event

began. Ten-year-old-“Guitar Hero” fanatic Braden Hobbs confidently warmed up in the isles. Sporting a Mohawk and wicked licks, Hobbs maintained his composure as he awaited the opportunity to showcase his talent. When asked if he thought he had a shot at the title, the mini-rocker jumped up, swinging his arms in a chorded circle ala Pete Townshend of “The Who.” “I hope so!” Hobbs said excitedly. As the lights dimmed, contestants were pitted against each other two-bytwo in elimination rounds. Songs by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deep Purple and Nirvana echoed down the isles as onlookers swayed

to the beat, and parents, friends and audience members crossed fingers in hopes of their favorite contender’s win. With the winning score, “last man standing” David Smith, Jr., takes home a multitude of prizes to include an “Aerosmith Guitar Hero” box set, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell coupons and certificates, a trophy, plaque and $100 in cash. Second place winner, Eric Guynes, and third place winner, Clark Jaenichen, rounded out the winner’s circle.

Guitar War Results 1st Place – David Smith, Jr. 2nd Place – Eric Guynes 3rd Place – Clark Jaenichen


TOP: While driving his green Jeep, Jacob Hughes has the time of his life, laughin’ and gigglin’ the whole pull. RIGHT: This youngster laughed aloud when he popped a wheelie during the Children Mini Truck Pull event at the Meade County Fair.


Kaylee Hobbs, 14, was one of only a handful of female participants in the event. RIGHT: Recent MCHS graduate and playwright Shawn Hughes kicked back for a seamless win in the first heat.

Pedal Pull results at the Meade County Fair Adult 1st - Jonathan Mattingly 2nd – Cody Hoskins 3rd – Steven Dezelick 81 lbs & Up 1st – Thomas Smith 2nd – Aaron Ray 3rd – Chase Carey 61 – 80 lbs 1st – Dustin Hoskins 2nd – Dakota Hoskins 3rd – Dylan Lowman 41 – 60 lbs 1st – Jacob Roll 2nd – Hunter Johnston 2nd – Kenneth Roll 3rd – Jayden Jupin 30 – 40 lbs 1st – Aidon Rhodes 2nd – Celise Lowman 3rd – Jace Beavin THE NEWS STANDARD/ BEN ATCHOWSKI

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Athletic Events Results 25 Yard Dash – Boys 5 & Under 1st – Nate Banks, Grayson Pollock, Raymere Harris, J. D. Wilson, Grant Beavin 2nd – Braden Duke, Camden Vessels, Peyton Johnston, Romelle Seals, Cooper Crump, Zachary Slinger 3rd – Isaiah Pierce, James Hampton, Jr., Garrett Wilkins, Logan Steines, Lane Nevitt, Ben Banks, Charles Asher 25 Yard Dash – Girls 3 & under 1st – Natalie Nelson 2nd – Katelyn Ditto 3rd – Haley Duke 25 Yard Dash – Girls 5 & under 1st – Molly Aebersold, Katie Durbin, Reece Estep 2nd – Emily Myers, Anna Wilson, Kara Bewley 3rd – Paige Pollock, Cecilia Banks, Adrianna Bates, Madelyn Nevitt, Mimi Honaker 35 Yard Dash – Boys 5 years 1st – Owen Honaker, Ben King, Tucker Bradley, Ryree Young 2nd – Luke Kueber, Bailey Trent, Luke Millay 3rd – D. J. Collier, Kurt Aebersold 35 Yard Dash – Boys 6 years 1st – Kasey Turner, Parker Johnston, Stephen Cleaver 2nd – Cameron Webb 3rd – Brooks Nelson, Clayton Ressor, Jake, Millay, Will Millay 35 Yard Dash – Girls 6 years 1st – Abby Powers, Stephanie Cleaver 2nd – Madelyn Ditto, Brett Wilson 3rd – Colby Dupin, Emilee Smith, Maddy Sipes, Allie Jones, Carissa Schassberger 35 Yard Dash – Boys 7 years 1st – Liam Reef, Teavon Banks 2nd – Matthew Wilson, Mason Lee, Parker Bradley 3rd – Cole Miller, Brandon Beasley, Carson Crump, Quavion Wittaker 35 Yard Dash – Girls 7 years 1st – Haleich Claycomb, Kayla Young, Abby Nelson 2nd – Bailey Caster, Kayleich

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TOP: Grant Beavin, 5, and Cooper Crump, 5, participate in the threelegged race during last Wednesday’s athletic events held at the Meade County Fairgrounds. LEFT: J.D. Wilson, 4, runs ahead of the pack during the 25-yard dash. Athletes competed in sprints, basketball, and softball toss throughout the day last Wednesday.

THE NEWS STANDARD/ BEN ACHTABOWSKI Hardesty, Elizabeth Embry, Grace Powers 3rd – Taylor Hobbs, Lauren Laslie 35 Yard Dash – Girls 8 years 1st – Talyor Beck, Madeline Bevin 2nd – Miranda Tabor 3rd – Justus Riggs 50 Yard Dash – Boys 8 years 1st – Brock Wilson, Zachary Mofield, Noah Schwartz, Hunter Johnston, Zack Babb 2nd – Lucan English, Kass Disney, Tabien Cleaver 3rd – Nick Wilson, Ben Sipes, Zane Powers, Colton Nevitt, Cale Wilson, Jacob Schwartz 50 Yard Dash – Girls 8 years 1st – Kayla Young, Shelbi Humphrey, Sydney King, Jolinn Cannady 2nd – Auby Luney, Meg Powers 3rd – Draya Lancaster, Amber Ditto, Isabella Galvez, Suzy Keller 50 Yard Dash – Boys 9 years 1st – Preston Smiley, Reed Troutman, Clayton Kelly, Jasper Sipes, Tyler Miller 2nd – Cameron Galvez, Josh Laslie, Stephen Knott, Derrick Hardy, Aaron Ray 3rd – Ethan Wartrip, Chad Jupin, Colton Smith 50 Yard Dash – Girls 9 years 1st – Maggie Millay 2nd – Lillie King 3rd – Brook Spears 50 Yard Dash – Boys 10 years 1st – Kevin Millay, Kadin Staples, Cody Montgomery, Jake Beavin, Andrew Ransdell 2nd – Josh Durbin, Jay Maloney, Colin Crump, Caden Jones, Dustin Hoskins, Hunter Jones 3rd – Nate Wilson, Blake Reesor, Stevie Cleaver, Dewan Ditto, Ethan Fackler, Bryce Medley, Mack Wilson, Tristan Custer 50 Yard Dash – Girls 10 years 1st – Emma Wilson, Lauren Claycomb, Mersedez Ditto, Jasmine Zaehringer 2nd – Madeline Tabor, Sierra Watkins, Katie Wilson, Ariel Price, Amber Zaehringer, Caroline Smith 3rd – Emma King, Madison

Haynes, Miranda Gregory, Monica Miller, Olivia Honaker, Collyn Bradley, Abby Heibert, Ashley Heibert 50 Yard Dash – Boys 11 years 1st – Deontat Ditto 2nd – Luke Babb, John Millay 3rd – Michael Sipes 50 Yard Dash – Girls 11 years 1st – Elissa Youart, Neeli Rhoads, Danielle Simpson 2nd – Kaylee Debolt, Melissa Smith, Mary Kate Powers, Cassidy Adams 3rd – Sapie Hobbs, Taylor Miller, Allie Millay, Morgan Turner, Hannah King 50 Yard Dash – Boys 12 years 1st – Will King, John Wilson 2nd – Trevor Yates, Nathan Bates 3rd – Joby Embry, Ethan Wright, Maxie Mikle 50 Yard Dash – Girls 12 years 1st – Chelsea Sipes 2nd – Shelby Zocklein 3rd – Taylor Powers, Kelsey Davis, Josie Board 50 Yard Dash – Girls 13 years 1st – Alexis Greco 2nd – Chelsi Ashbaugh 50 Yard Dash – Girls 14 years 1st – Kaylee Hobbs 2nd – Ashley Grotzen 3rd – Savannah Buckey, Kinsey Troutman 50 Yard Dash – ladies 21 & over 1st – Gayle Payton 2nd – Ramona Johnston 3rd – Sara Schmidt, Kelly Atkinson 75 Yard Dash – Boys 13 years 1st – John Clark 2nd – Derek Bruner 3rd – Tate Wilson 75 Yard Dash – Boys 15 years 1st – Justin Williams, Cody Haskins 2nd – Jordan King 3rd – Michael Miller 75 Yard Dash – men 21 & over 1st – Mike Steines 2nd – Charlie Wilkins 3rd – Jason Lee, David Craycroft

Three-Legged Race Results Boys - 5 & under 1st – Tucker Bradley, Cole Allen, Kurk Aebersold, Luke Fackler 2nd – Cooper Crump, Grand Bevin, Joseph Crosier, Sumner Crosier 3rd – Owen Honaker, Ben King, Zachary Slinger, Ben Banks, Like Millay, Charles Asher, Trace Hardesty, Logan Steines, Carson Stone Girls – 5 & under 1st – Paige Pollock, Kyla Burnett, Molly Aebersold, Grace King 2nd – Regan Brown, Payton Brown, Madison Hopkins, Katie Durbin 3rd – Reece Estep, Emily Myers, Madelyn Nevitt, Anna Wilson, Mimi Honaker Boys – 6 years 1st – Parker Johnston, Casey Turner 2nd – Trent Mofield, Brooks Nelson 3rd – Jake Millay, William Millay, Malachi Williams, Cameron Webb Girls – 6 years 1st – Madelyn Ditto, Colby Dupin 2nd – Emmilee Smith, Brett Wilson 3rd – Jade Ditto, Jaycee Allen, Bailey Custer, Allie Jones Boys – 7 years 1st – Cole Miller, Mason Lee 2nd – Tavien Cleaver, Rayquon Harris 3rd – Parker Bradley, Matthew Wilson, Liam Reff, Quavion Wittaker Girls – 7 years 1st – Elizabeth Embry, Grace Powers, Abby Powers, Lillie Shelton 2nd – Kayleigh Hardesty, Haleigh Claycomb 3rd – Abby Nelson, Lauren Laslie, Kayla Young, Kayle Deaton Boys – 8 years 1st – Zane Powers, Kass Disney 2nd – Noah Schwartz, Zachary Mofield, Will Crosier, Brock Wilson, Ben Sipes 3rd – Colton Nevitt, Zach Babb Girls – 8 years 1st – Kayla Young, Auby Looney, Amber Ditto, Katie Wilson, Sydney King, Meg

Powers 2nd – Madelyn Bevin, Taylor Beck 3rd – Draya Lancaster, Suzy Keller, Shelbi Humphrey, Isabella Galvez Boys – 9 years 1st – Aaron Ray, Tyler Miller 2nd – Hunter Johnston, Logan Greco, Jasper Sipes, Cameron Galvez 3rd – Josh Laslie, Clayton Kelly Girls – 9 years 1st – Lillie King, Bailey King 2nd – Madison Reff, Alysa Brown 3rd – Maggie Millay, Brook Spears Boys – 10 years 1st – Hunter Jones, Tristan Caster, Josh Durbin, Jay Maloney 2nd – Nate Wilson, Kevin Millay, Bryce Medley, Mack Wilson 3rd – Colin Crump, Jake Beavin, Dakota Hoskins, Dalton Jett Girls – 10 years 1st – Miranda Gregory, Olivia Honaker, Abbie Heiberg, Danielle Simpson, Sierra Watkins, Lauren Claycomb, Mary Kate Powers, Monica Miller 2nd – Amber Zaebringer, Jasmine Zaebringer, Caroline Smith, Taylor Cucino 3rd – Katie Wilson, Emma King, Colyn Bradley, Emma Wilson Boys – 11 years 1st – Deontate Ditto, Brian Abell 2nd – Kevin Carini, Zachary Mofield 3rd – Luke Babb, Kase Mattingly Girls – 11 years 1st – Elissa Youart, Madeline Tabor 2nd – Kristin Peters, Morgan Turner, Taylor Miller, Allie Millay 3rd – Adrienne Poole, Hannah King, Cassidy Adams, Mary Kay Powers, Madison Haynes, Meeli Rhoades Boys – 12 years 1st – Tate Wilson, Joby Embry, Ethan Wright, Matt Millay, John Wilson, Will King 2nd – Luke Wilson, John Miller, Maxie Milkle, T. J. Dean 3rd – Trevor Yates, Dylan Gregory Girls – 12 years 1st – Melissa Smith, Chelsea Sipes 2nd – Josie Board, Taylor Powers 3rd – Emily Brown, Kelsey Davis Boys – 13 years 1st – John Clark, Derek Bruner 2nd – Rashawn Paulk, Ryan Babb Boys – 12 to 21 years 1st – Cody Hoskins, Justin Williams 2nd – Jordan King, Michael Miller 3rd – Kevin Ditto, Cody Durbin Girls – 14 to 21 years 1st – Alexis Greco, Megan Speaks, Mikki Tucker, Shanell Newby 2nd – Amanda Durbin, Becky Thomas 3rd – Maya Luney, Rayshonda Stewart Men – 22 & over 1st – Andy Hawkins, Eric King, Bradley Thomas, Alan Fackler 2nd – Jason Lee, Frank Claycomb, Kevin Ditto, John Hoskins 3rd – Jim Robinson, Randall Bradley, Wayne Nevitt, Larry Mofield Women – 22 & over 1st – Stephanie Utley, Sarah Schmidt, Sandra Reff, Kim Jett, Joy Adams, Meg King, Heather Wilson, Shannon Bradley 2nd – Marina Brown, Kelly Atkinson, Ilene Aebersold, Maggie Wilson, Bronica Ray, Stephanie King 3rd – Joy Mofield, Patty Bewley, Rhonda Laslie, Romona Johnston, Gayle Payten, Elaina Baoks, Raven Ditto, Jeannie Dunkin, Becky Crump, Allison Bevin

3rd – Elyza Gogol, Madison, Compton Boys – 5 & under 1st – Nate Banks, J. D. Wilson, Dylan Abell 2nd – Chase Pollock, Nate Clarkson, Kyree Young 3rd – Brayden Duke, Jay Hartlage, James Hampton, Jr., Zack Clarkson, Trace Hardesty, Grayson Pollock, Lane Nevitt, Ben King, Cooper Crump Girls – 5 years 1st – Molly Aebersold 2nd – Paige Pollock, Jade Ditto, Madison Hawkins, Emily Myers 3rd – Aubree Troutman, Sarah Beth Powers, Grace King Boys – 6 years 1st – Luke Millay, Clayton Reesor, Casey Turner 2nd – Parker Johnston, Stephen Cleavor 3rd – Will Millay Girls – 6 years 1st – Madeline Ditto 2nd – Colby Dupin, Brett Wilson, Carissa Schassberger 3rd – Allie Jones, Emilee Smith Boys – 7 years 1st – Taevon Banks, Brandon Beasley 2nd – Carson Crump 3rd – Mason Lee, Quavion Wittaker Girls – 7 years 1st – Haleigh Claycomb, Bailey Custer 2nd – Elizabeth Embry, Kayleigh Hardesty 3rd – Abby Nelson, Lauren Laslie, Kaylee Deaton, Grace Powers Boys – 8 years 1st – Zane Powers 2nd – Noah Schwartz, Kass Disney, Brock Wilson 3rd – Colton Nevitt, Hayden Biddle Girls – 8 years 1st – Kayla Young, Jolynn Cannady 2nd – Draya Lancaster, Isabella Galvez 3rd – Taylor Beck Boys – 9 years 1st – Cameron Galvez 2nd – Joshua Laslie 3rd – Aaron Ray Girls – 9 years 1st – Brook Spears 2nd – Lillie King 3rd – Bailey King, Keana Clarkson Boys – 10 years 1st – Jarrett Hurt 2nd – Josh Durbin, Aaron Whelan 3rd – Kevin Millay, Dewan Ditto Girls – 10 years 1st – Lauren Claycomb 2nd – Madeline Taylor 3rd – Sierra Watkins, Josie Board Boys – 11 years 1st – John Millay, Kevin Carini 2nd – Deontate Ditto Girls – 11 years 1st – Neeli Rhoads 2nd – Madison Haynes, Mary Kate Powers 3rd – Hannah King, Marti Mattingly, Elissa Youart Boys – 12 years 1st – Charles Mattingly 2nd – T. J. Dean 3rd – Maxie Mikle Girls – 12 years 1st – Chelsea Sipes 2nd – Jasmine Lancaster 3rd – Taylor Powers Boys – 13 years 1st – Josh Wardrip 2nd – Derek Bruner 3rd – Cody Durbin Girls – 13 years 1st – Chelsi Ashbaugh Boys – 14 to 21 years 1st – Scott King 2nd – Cody Hoskins 3rd – Josh Robinson Girls – 14 to 21 years 1st – Kelsey Ford 2nd – Devon Brown 3rd – Taylor Dewitt Men – 22 & over 1st – Tony Abell 2nd – Roman Whelan 3rd – Charlie Wilkins, Slick Ditto, Terry Nelson Women – 21 & over 1st – Ramona Johnston 2nd – Gayle Payton, Dana

Fackler 3rd – Elaina Banks

Basketball Shooting Results Boys – 3 & under 1st – Chase Pollock, Logan Steines, Carson Stone, Jay Hartlage , Peyton Johnston Boys – 4 years 1st – James Hampton, Jr., Trace Hardesty, Lane Nevitt, Zack Clarkson, Nate Clarkson, J. R., Raymier Harrison, Luke Fackler Boys – 5 years 1st – Luke Kueber, Ben Banks, Cooper Crump 2nd – Kyree Young, Ben King, Grant Bevin, Tucker Bradley Girls – 5 & under 1st – Madelyn Nevitt, Aubrey Troutman 2nd – Ashton Wardrip, Katie Durbin, Madison Hawkins, Reece Estep Boys – 6 years 1st – Clayton Reesor, Casey Turner 2nd – Parker Johnston, Quavion Wittaker 3rd – Cameron Webb Girls – 6 years 1st – Allie Jones 2nd – Madelyn Ditto, Colby Dubin, Emilee Smith Boys – 7 years 1st – Carson Crump, Parker Bradley, Mason Lee, Cole Miller 2nd – Brandon Beasley Girls – 7 years 1st – Haleigh Claycomb, Bailey Custer 2nd – Kayleigh Hardesty Boys – 8 years 1st – Zachery Mofield, Noah Schwartz, Brock Wilson 2nd – Tabien Cleaver, Hunter Johnston, Zane Powers 3rd – Kass Disney Girls – 8 years 1st – Meg Powers, Taylor Beck, Isabella Galvez Boys – 9 years 1st – Joshua Laslie, Robert Cundiff Girls – 9 years 1st – Alysa Brown 2nd – Maggie Millay 3rd – Brook Spears, Lillie King, Bailey King Boys – 10 years 1st – Michael Embry, Jarrett Fogle Girls – 10 years 1st – Taylor Cucino, Emma Wilson, Katie Wilson, Madeline Tabor 2nd – Emma King, Amber Zaehninger Boys – 11 years 1st – Nolan Fogle 2nd – Benjie Matthews Girls – 11 years 1st – Kristin Peters 2nd – Madison Haynes, Hannah King, Cassidy Adams, Morgan Turner, Mary Kate Powers, Marty Mattingly Boys – 12 years 1st – Maxie Mikle, Matthew Miller, Dillon Gregory 2nd – J. T. Dean Girls – 12 years 1st – Taylor Powers 2nd – Chelsea Sipes 3rd – Jasmine Lancaster Boys – 13 years 1st – Zeb Wilson Girls – 13 years 1st – Alexis Greco 2nd – Megan Speaks 3rd – Georgia Karr Boys – 14 to 21 1st – Cody Hoskins 2nd – Michael Miller, John Ashmore Girls – 14 to 21 1st – Kelsey Ford, Rachel Nelson, Cara Alsip 2nd – Autumn Sparks Men – 22 & over 1st – Hilary Allen 2nd – Gery Whelan, Kevin Stith, Tom Benock, David Pace 3rd – Calvin Ditto, Roman Whelan Women – 22 & over 1st – Ramona Ditto 2nd – Joy Adams, Tracy Schwartz, Traci Quinn 3rd – Stephanie Utley, Jodi Morgan, Samantha Cundiff, Jessica Hardesty, Stephanie King, Nicki Banks

Softball Throw Results Girls – 3 & under 1st – Katie Durbin 2nd – Kayla Burnett, Katelyn Ditto, Avery Powers 3rd – Natalie Nelson, Hailey Duke, Maleah Newby, Layla Stewart Girls – 4 years 1st – Ashton Wardrip 2nd – Reece Estep


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The Meade County Fair is a homecoming game for local pullers. Sports, B1 Vying for top prize See SCHOOL, A16 See MISS LUCY, A2 See CAR FIRE,...