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Ovarian cancer benefit to raise funding, awareness By Jorena D. Faulkner

Sweet Dreams Ice Cream and Arcade owner Laura Tate hasn’t forgotten the loss of her sister, Mary Rodriguez, who succumbed to ovarian cancer after a mere three-month battle earlier this year at age 51. In observance of Septem-

ber being national “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” and in remembrance of her sister, Tate has decided to take her message of hope to the masses by hosting Brandenburg’s first annual “Ovarian Cancer Benefit and Yard Sale.” The event will be held at Sweet Dreams Ice Cream and Arcade located at 125 Old Mill

Road/1638 in Brandenburg on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. “The event is in memory of my sister, and to get awareness to everyone out there of the symptoms of ovarian cancer,” Tate said. Tate will be setting up an ovarian cancer awareness informational booth during the event, which will

offer free brochures and pamphlets. “Anyone attending can feel free to pick up those items and take it with them,” she said. “My goal is to help raise money for research and get the word out.” Tate also said a monetary contribution area will be set up for supporters who would like to make a dona-

tion to the cause. Tate said so far, only two vendors have signed up to participate in the fundraiser — Unique Creations and Heirloom Scanning — but said vendors, businesses and persons wishing to yard sale are welcome to purchase booth space at anytime prior to the event, or during the day

of the event. “I’ve had people who have been interested, but haven’t gotten back with me yet,” Tate said. “If there is anyone who is looking for a venue to have their own, personal yard sale, or a vendor or business who would like to have a booth, we still


Lease agreement a potential hiccup for Riverport

Local Patriot Day ceremony to be solemn, stirring

By Jorena D. Faulkner

BRANDENBURG — Flint Group consultant Mike Flint said he doesn’t see any potential “gotcha’s” with the slow but steady progress of the ongoing Riverport project. “So far, no … what I would call ‘gotcha’s,’” Flint said as he knocked on wood. “So far … but we haven’t done the hardest stuff yet.” During the monthly meeting held Sept. 2 at the Meade County courthouse, Flint addressed the authority and said there is a projected completion of the GeoTek survey expected in two to three weeks insofar as soil boring samples on the water side and a bit inland. “So far so good,” Flint said. Flint also said that several land boring samples have been sent to the laboratory for



A line of local emergency response vehicles progresses down Broadway during last year’s Patriot Day ceremony.

Community encouraged to remember state of the nation seven years ago Submitted by Larry Naser Meade County Fire Chief


uick — where were you Aug. 8, 2008? Were you on vacation, at school or work, shopping or taking a dip in the pool? Many people, including myself, have problems remembering what they did last week, much less a year ago. Now, do you remember what you did or where you were seven years ago? Many people can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Remember that date? My grandparents and parents remembered Dec. 7, 1941. That December date is one that was almost engraved in the consciousness of my parents’ and grandparents’ generation. Many members of your local emergency service community can remember Sept. 11, 2001, very clearly. How about you? The men and women of the Meade County Emergency Services, your local firefighters, police officers, sheriffs, EMTs and paramedics will remember what happened that day. A seven year tradition honoring and remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 will continue this year in Meade County. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, a silent procession of


I grew up at the bottom of a hill. I lived in a town half the size of Brandenburg and graduated high school with 61 students in June of 2001. Editor’s Like most 17-year-olds Note in rural America, I suffered from acute smalltown-dead-end syndrome and instead of getting pregnant and working at the gas station like all my friends were doing, I decided to explode from the bind- Laura Saylor ing seams of Hollsopple, Pennsylvania. I went to college in Brooklyn. Nine days after my parents dropped me off at a strange dorm 12 blocks southeast of the Brooklyn Bridge, I stood on the rooftop of my campus’ library and watched, heard and smelled 3,000 Americans dying. They say smell is the keenest memory


Residents urged to ‘get moving’ Eight-week physical activity program promotes wellness By Laura Saylor

The local University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office and the Meade County Health Department are working together to offer residents a chance to kickWhat start a healthy lifestyle. “Get Moving Meade “Get Moving Meade CounCounty” is ty” revved up with open signan eightups held Thursday, Sept. 4, at week fitness program. the extension office. The eightweek fitness program will offiWhen cially begin Sunday, Sept. 7 and The program begins Sept. will continue through Sunday, 7 and continNov. 2. ues through The goal of the program is for Nov. 2. a team of four individuals to Who accumulate 420 physical activFor more ity miles (PAMs). The distance info, contact the extenis equivalent to traveling the sion office length of Kentucky. at 422-4958 For individuals participating or the health department at in the program, their goal is to 422-3988. accrue 105 PAMs. One PAM is equated to 15 minutes of any activity that increases the heart rate. For example, walking or jogging for 30 minutes would earn a participant two PAMs.


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Lincoln Trail Career Centers assist more than 87,000 customers Meade County residents eligible to receive job services, training Submitted by the Lincoln Trail Career Center

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — In the 2008 fiscal year, the Lincoln Trail Career Centers served more than 87,000 customers through job search information and assistance, skills training services, vocational rehabilitation, unemployment claims enrollment and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs. The Lincoln Trail Career Centers were developed as a result of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and have created workforce training programs for

adults and youth, as well as dislocated workers. Within the eight-county Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Area, staff members are available in four Career Centers and nine satellite locations, providing assistance to job seekers and those interested in improving their skills in order to find a better job or advance in their careers. “Through partnerships with other organizations, the goal of the Career Centers is to provide direct access to computerized information about everything from job openings to specialized assistance and

training programs,” said Tommy Wheatley, Workforce Development Manager. “We are able to offer services that will establish a talented and well trained workforce.” Last year, there were nearly 1,500 adults that received WIA services. Of those, more than 350 received intensive training services through adult and dislocated programs. There were also more than 150 youth — ages 16 to 21 — who received WIA services. Staff members were able to place nearly 1,000 individuals in new career opportunities. In addition to job placement assistance, the Career Centers offer various services to job


seekers and those interested in advance training, including: •Assistance with retraining services and skills upgrades; •Development of resumés and completion of job applications; •Access to Workplace Essential Skills development; •Assistance with GED preparation and basic education and literacy for adults; and •Access to several other programs and higher education opportunities. Employer services are also a primary function of the Lincoln Trail Career Centers. The Career Centers offer employers the opportunity to team with state and local services to

recruit workers and access the existing labor population. “In 2007, our centers assisted nearly 350 different employers,” Wheatley said. “To assist these employers, we listed more than 1,600 job order requests.” In addition to the job seeker services, the Career Centers offer the following employer services: •Skills assessments to job seekers prior to the hiring process; •On-the-job training; •Access to possible loans for new and existing businesses; •Access to training programs for issues such as sexual harassment, workplace violence, EEOC and many others, and training

reimbursement through incumbent worker programs. With the assistance of the Lincoln Trail Career Centers in 2007, the eightcounty area was able to fill 598 additional positions in the utilities, trade and transportation industry, and 386 more jobs in the services industry. For more information about the Lincoln Trail Career Centers, please visit the Web site at Further information about the resources for job seekers, employers and economic development professionals can be found at and www.workforcekentucky.


police officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and those people in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that day. As seven years have passed, communities need to remember and honor the men and women who lost their lives that fall day. According to Chris Crawford, president of the Meade County Firefighters and Chiefs Association, the goal of this program is not only to remember the fallen, but to increase awareness of the vital roles local emergency

responders play in community safety, preparedness and security. ‘ “On behalf of the Firefighters and Chiefs Association, I would like to invite the public to attend this procession and ceremony,” Crawford said. “It would be great to see the kind of crowd for this procession that attends the Meade County Fair parade.” The brief ceremony will be followed by light refreshments at Meade County Fire District Station No. 1. For more information, contact your local fire station, or call 270-422-4292.

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have plenty of space available.” Space rental has been designated as 10 x 10 space for $20, or a 20 x 20 space for $40, with all proceeds going to ovarian cancer awareness and research. Prospective vendors must bring their own table and set-up equipment. In addition, Tate said 10 percent of all sales from Sweet Dreams during the day of the event up to closing time at 11 p.m., will be donated as well. Sweet Dreams offers 16 varieties of Blue Bell ice cream, five types of cones, floats, malts, shakes, banana splits, brownies, and sundaes. The shop also offers a full-service arcade with pool, air hockey and video games, beverages and food including barbecue sandwiches, corn dogs, hotdogs and more. Tate will also be unveiling a new “food bar” at the es-


Sweet Dreams Ice Cream and Arcade in Brandenburg will be the location of an Ovarian Cancer Benefit and Yard Sale to be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tablishment to commemorate the event, showcasing a “build-it-yourself” deli sandwich and salad bar. “I am hoping to make this an annual event,” Tate said. “People can come out and enjoy ice cream, good food, the arcade, and vendors all while donating to a worthwhile cause.” According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 21,650 women have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer as of August 2008. Of those cases, 15,520

have resulted in death. For more information on ovarian cancer, visit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Web-site at www. Sweet Dreams Ice Cream and Arcade is located at 125 Old Mill Road/1638 in Brandenburg — right next to Snappy Tomato Pizza. The shop is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. For more information, stop by the store or call Laura Tate at 270-422-2289.

fire, police and emergency medical vehicles will make a somber journey from Meade Olin Park through Brandenburg, along Broadway and High streets, then across Rolling Trail to Hillcrest Drive. Arriving at the Meade County Courthouse at approximately 6:50 p.m., a memorial ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The Patriot Day ceremony is a remembrance of the firefighters,


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Veterans Post Freddy Groves Fixing post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t easy. The standard conventional medicine protocol — drugs and therapy — often works ... eventually ... to a degree. Alternative therapies for PTSD are gaining momentum in the medical community, and with good reason: Many of them work, either alone or in conjunction with conventional treatments. Some of the complementary treatments being tried for PTSD include acupuncture, yoga, mindful meditation, hypnosis, virtual reality, acupressure, Reiki, biofeedback and Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art done with slow, gentle and deliberate movements that focus attention on breathing and relaxation. I’ve concluded, after much reading, that of all of the different therapies, there really is something to using acupuncture to treat PTSD. Acupuncture uses very thin needles that are inserted into different points in the body called meridians. It’s thought that stimulating those meridian pathways releases negative energies. Veterans who have tried it say acupuncture induces a feeling of calm and peace that lasts for days. The problem with these alternative therapies is that not all of them will work on every individual. Sometimes it takes a while — instant cures are unlikely — and you might have to try different ones. However, some degree of relief is available. If you try acupuncture or another treatment once a week, and that one session gives you three nights of peaceful sleep, you’re ahead of the game. And in many cases, the improvement is accumulative. If you’re interested in trying any of these alternatives along with your regular treatment for PTSD or other stresses, make some calls. Try the Vet Center in your area, the closest VA hospital or even the doctors who are treating you. Relief for PTSD symptoms

A “miscellaneous” $6.9 billion The Department of Veterans Affairs got its hand slapped again recently with the results of a Government Accounting Office report on $6.9 billion in expenses that were categorized as “miscellaneous.” The money, as best the GAO can figure, was spent on things like medical and dental services for veterans, drugs and hospital supplies, as well as transportation for treatment. Shouldn’t those things be genuine categories in a budget? Calling them “miscellaneous” leaves too much wiggle room for error, waste and fraud. Granted, it doesn’t look like somebody pocketed the whole $6.9 billion, but the GAO identified $30.2 million in goods that likely were converted to personal use. The policies and procedures “were not designed to prevent one person from performing multiple roles in the process of authorizing and executing miscellaneous obligations,” the GAO said. In other words, the same person could request funds and approve them, and then take receipt of the merchandise, without anybody being the wiser. It gets better: There was no policy on what got filledin on the request forms for the money’s purpose. So why did the VA abuse the “miscellaneous” category so much? Because it’s easier, apparently, to pay for goods and services that don’t already have contracts. If a purchase order is issued when a specific quantity or price is unknown, that purchase order can’t easily be modified once those numbers are known — and it causes “undue burden” on the ones filling out the paperwork. The VA did come up with some new guidelines, but informed the GAO that those guidelines “were not subject to legal review.” Makes you wonder how many loopholes they left.

McCain’s missing middle is a weakness Barack Obama has been flailing in response to the McCain campaign’s new aggressiveness, consumed by crying foul. He’s gone from hopemonger to whinemonger. Hypersensitive and defensive, Obama seems obsessed with campaign tactics. This not only plays into the notion that he isn’t tough enough, it keeps him from engaging forcefully on substance, especially on domestic issues where he has an advantage. For the way ahead for Obama, don’t look to his tetchy stump performances, but to his paid advertising. Obama’s TV ads have taken clear aim at one of John McCain’s vulnerabilities — the Republican offers less direct tax relief to the middle class. Obama’s spots say he’ll put “the middle-class first,” that he’ll “cut taxes for working families,” that he has “a plan that cuts taxes for middle-class families three times as much as John

McCain would,” and under McCain, “100 million Americans get no tax relief at all.” Even though their image is a shambles, Republicans are sending onto the field a presidential candidate who perhaps has the least to offer middle-class voters on taxes since the first George Bush in 1992. Of course, Bush lost that year to a Democrat promising only to raise taxes on “the rich” and to cut them for the middle class — exactly Obama’s position now. In his primary campaign, McCain had to endorse the extension of the Bush tax cuts he voted against in the Senate. But they have turned into a trap. Because Obama also wants to extend the middle-class aspects of the Bush cuts, McCain is left alone plugging for extending the cuts on higher earners. The same McCain who “in good conscience” opposed the original Bush package because it was too skewed to upper-income groups, now is supporting

a package that, relative to front, he offers families a Obama’s plan, is even more doubling of the dependent exemption from $3,500 to skewed to the top. $7,000. That sounds Not to mention the National like a lot, but people Bush tax cuts have down the income the obvious brandReview scale don’t pay ing problem of the enough in income moniker “the Bush” taxes for the exemptax cuts. McCain tion to make much might be worse off if of a difference, and they were called “the for everyone else, Hoover” tax cuts, McCain fully phases but not by much. it in only in 2016. Obama’s middleUnless McCain class tax cuts are a Rich Lowry finds a way to get dog’s breakfast of credits and givemore relief to midaways. McCain’s camp is dle-class families, he has an right that the proposals are enormous weakness. Policy pandering, and that the doesn’t win or lose elections Obama approach taken in alone, but it can interact its totality — higher taxes powerfully with a candion investment, health care date’s narrative. mandates, massive new McCain can still adjust, spending, etc. — will damp- and he’d better. Obama can’t en growth. be counted on to complain But when it comes to the all the way to November. economy, it’s a cost-of-living Rich Lowry is editor of the election, with health-care National Review. Write to the costs and energy prices erod- National Review at National ing workers’ wages. This is Review, 215 Lexington Avwhy McCain’s new support enue, New York, New York for offshore drilling has had 10016, or visit www.nationalsuch resonance. On the tax

Secret ballots become an open target for Chandler If U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler then thought of denying votgot his way, my senior class at ers the right to a secret ballot. Wabash High School would She would have scanned the voters to see which never have elected me its president. Bluegrass guys didn’t vote for her, thus eliminatChandler wants to Beacon ing them from the take away the rights dating pool. I would of employees to cast have lost most of the secret ballots when “guy” votes. voting on whether to Chandler, who reallow labor unions in ceives tons of union their workplace. support, apparently Currently, if a mais returning the favor jority of workers by endorsing despersign a card in favor Jim Waters ate legislative ploys of an election, one is by anxious labor held by secret ballot. However, just because work- groups who have seen their ers sign a card supporting an numbers — and dues-generelection doesn’t necessarily ated bank accounts — shrink. indicate union support. Of- One can assume that a decline ten, employees sign the card in their mostly negative influallowing the election, but ence on the political process then vote “no” to a union on would soon follow. I’m still waiting on that to happen. their secret ballot. I’m also still waiting for The difference is: The card signing happens in public, Chandler’s answer as to why but the actual vote — as it he voted for the ill-advised “card-check” legislation should — remains private. In fact, can you think of during the recent session of anything more unfair and Congress. His answer — like un-American than taking the proper way to vote — reaway the right to vote by se- mains a secret. Someone asked him to cret ballot? This process served me explain his vote in front of a well. In the election for class room full of civic leaders at president, I ran against a Commerce Lexington’s Aucheerleader — one of the gust “public affairs” meeting most beautiful girls in school. at Keeneland Race Course. Lucky for me, no one back My trusty Microsoft “word

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Center for Data Analysis reported that of the 2,115 private-ballot union certification elections supervised by the National Labor Relations Board in 2005, unions filed objections alleging improper employer conduct — threatening, intimidating or firing workers — in only 137. The government upheld only 10 of these grievances. According to Sherk, unions win 61 percent of all organizing elections — not exactly strong evidence employers tilt the playing field against organizers. On the other hand, even most union workers oppose forcing people to vote publicly. A poll by Zogby International found that 78 percent of union workers believe the current system is fair. They “favor keeping the current system over replacing it with one that provides less privacy,” Sherk wrote. Chandler should join their ranks.

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count” shows Chandler gave a 522-word, rambling response, but never answered the question. He didn’t address the legislation. He didn’t even mention it in his response, which can be seen at watch?v=QCO8yApS_BQ. It’s a wacky position to suggest voters should decide on union membership in public, where everyone can see their preference. In fact, I’m not sure which is more bizarre — that position or the fact union bosses argue with a straight face that taking away secret ballots reduces hostility toward — and intimidation of — workers. Huh? The Web site for an organization calling itself “American Rights at Work” claims that denying workers a secret ballot represents “a more fair and democratic method for men and women to join unions.” They want you to believe that a secret ballot allows employers the opportunity to harass workers into voting against unions. The claim is often made but rarely substantiated. In fact, credible research refutes this convoluted logic. Labor expert James Sherk of the Heritage Foundation’s

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Labor Day holiday results in tragedies on state roadways No fatality victims wore seat belts or safety helmets Submitted by Kentucky State Police and the Office of the Governor

FRANKFORT — Preliminary statistics indicate that 22 people died in 19 separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Aug. 25 through Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. Eleven of the fatalities occurred during the official Labor Day holiday period (8/29 at 6 p.m. through 9/1 at 11:59 p.m.) Sixteen of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and eleven of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Motor vehicle crashes occurred in Meade, Barren, Bell, Boyle, Breathitt, Elliott, Harlan, Lewis, Montgomery, Muhlenberg (3), Nelson, Pike, Warren and Woodford counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in three of these crashes. A triple-fatality crash occurred in Muhlenberg County killing three 16-year-old males. None of the victims were wearing seat belts. A double-fatality motorcycle crash occurred in Jefferson County and a single motorcycle fatality occurred in Taylor County. None of the victims in these crashes were wearing helmets. The suspected use of alcohol was factor in the double-fatality. There was an ATV fatality in Marshall County and the victim was not

Remember From page A1 trigger of all our senses, and I favor that notion, because it’s the smell of Sept. 11, 2001, that used to wake me at night more than anything else, more than the hollers and the crying and the ashes. “You gotta come see this, someone’s blowing up the city.” That was the sentence that rushed my classmates and I away from our 8 a.m. Abnormal Psychology class and up the nearest fire escape. I watched from less than a mile-anda-half away — out across the placid East River — as the North Tower spewed smoke, threw fire. I didn’t understand. I watched an airliner disappear inside the South Tower, and then

wearing a helmet. The suspected use of alcohol is a factor in this crash. There was a bicycle fatality in Laurel County and a pedestrian fatality in Jefferson County. Alcohol was a factor in this pedestrian fatality. Through Sept. 1, preliminary statistics indicate that 520 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. Of the 391 motor vehicle fatalities, 240 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 66 motorcycle fatalities, 36 were not wearing helmets. Seventeen people have been killed in ATV crashes and 16 of those were not wearing helmets. Forty-two pedestrians and four bicyclists have been killed on Kentucky roadways. A total of 101 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible. Some Labor Day fatalities might have been prevented None of those killed on Kentucky highways over the Labor Day weekend it, too, ignited. I didn’t understand even more. Thoughts of intent and hatred and terrorism were worlds away. Later that morning, as I stood in front of a bigscreen TV in the library lobby, I learned a third plane crashed a few miles from my home in Pennsylvania — in Shanksville. Shanksville. The only thing that tiny farming community was famous for was its girls basketball team, which had beat us in the last round of district playoffs a few months prior. I couldn’t register what I was seeing. Streaming video of Shanksville was playing on the TV; aerial footage showed my Greatuncle Chad’s potato farm, Highway 219, Caroline’s Diner, the 7-11 we used to stop at after basketball games — then the camera panned left to an airliner

THE KENTUCKY REVISED STATUTES Enacted in 1942, the KRS are the bodies of law that govern the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

According to KRS 83A.010… “Board” means the board of commissioners in any city organized and governed under the city manager plan. “Code of ordinances” means a reenactment of the body of positive municipal law, read and interpreted as a whole, with the text arranged by subject matter and properly indexed. “Commission” means the city commission in any city organized and governed under the commission plan. “Council” means the city legislative body in any city organized and governed under the mayor-council plan. “Executive authority” means the mayor in any city organized and governed under the mayor-council plan or the mayor-alderman plan as provided in KRS Chapter 83, the commission in any city organized and governed under the commission plan, or the board of commissioners in any city organized under the city manager plan. “Executive order” means an order issued by the executive authority of a municipality which is binding upon the officers and employees of the municipality and any governmental agency over which the municipality has jurisdiction. “Ordinance” means an official action of a city legislative body, which is a regulation of a general and permanent nature and enforceable as a local law or is an appropriation of money.

used seat belts or safety helmets, suggesting that at least some deaths might have been prevented. Thirteen people were killed along Kentucky highways during the long holiday period, which began Friday evening and continued through Monday. Nine were in motor vehicles. Three other fatalities involved a motorcycle, a bicycle and an ATV. One

pedestrian was fatally injured. Three fatalities were alcohol related. “Labor Day weekend is typically one of the worst in terms of highway fatalities,” said Chuck Geveden, executive director of the Office of Highway Safety. “And the numbers never lie. There are too many people driving without seat belts and helmets, and too many people driving drunk.

The fatality total was one fewer than for the same holiday period in 2007. Statewide in Kentucky last year, 391 (55.9 percent) of 864 motor vehicle fatalities were not restrained. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of injury by 50 percent.

For light truck occupants, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent and injury by 65 percent. During the same year (2007), a total of 6,339 alcohol-related crashes were reported, resulting in 219 deaths and 3,628 injuries. These crashes resulted in more than $343 million in economic costs and millions more in losses to the quality of life.

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Timothy Kunk (left), of Ekron, received the keys to his new 2008 Ford Mustang convertible from Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer at KSP headquarters in Frankfort on Sept. 2. Kunk won the vehicle after purchasing a single ticket at the Kentucky State Fair to help support KSP’s Trooper Island summer camp for disadvantaged children.

flaming and tangled in a hay field. My mind couldn’t connect the dots, my receptors weren’t processing what they were receiving. I felt I couldn’t believe in the ground I stood upon; I felt I couldn’t trust gravity. I would’ve believed I was dreaming if it weren’t for the smell of burnt metal that slithered into the room like a serpent. As I watched Flight 93 smolder, the world around me became lucid. Professors and students were praying in circles, boys weeped, girls screamed; a teenager using the pay phone turned to me and told me plain as day — as matter-of-factly as if she were telling me she just ordered a large pizza — that both of her parents were dead. Then her eyes rolled into her head and the phone receiver slipped from her hand. I don’t re-

member the sound of her head meeting the carpet, but I do remember it began snowing the same instant she fell. Gray snow, pretty as Christmas morning. It was surreal: I looked at the smoke and ash being broadcast on CNN, then I turned my head and looked at that same smoke and ash falling outside the lobby window. I walked out into it, and the ashes laid on me, stuck to my eyelashes. Singed business cards, memos and pieces of letterhead — all bearing the faceless names of men and women who had gone to work at the World Trade Center that morning — fluttered down, riding a river breeze from downtown Manhattan to West Brooklyn. The chaos faded for a moment and I stood, solitary, on the sidewalk. The shrieking sirens waned, the droning


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Survey finds parents spend inadequate time with children Submitted by Kelly Lobanov HearthSong Company

Angie Schuler, an advertising account representative and mother of two, has heard it all about maintaining a healthy work-life balance. But between her 60-hour work week and making sure Isabelle, 6, has done her homework and Gavin, 3, has not hidden his vegetables in the sofa cushions, there’s not much time for fun and games. Like most parents, Schuler knows all about the importance of play time. Finding the hours — or even minutes — in a hectic day, however, is not always possible. She is not alone. Despite near universal acknowledgment that playtime is a vital component of a child’s development, 62 percent of parents engage in “active play”

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Activities suggested by the Meade County Wellness Taskforce for earning PAMs include walking, yoga, aerobics, dancing, gardening, sweeping, raking, swimming and/or running. “It could be washing the car or cleaning the house,” said Jennifer Bridge, County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood or you don’t have the time to exercise ... but as long as you’re moving for 15 minutes twice a day, it counts toward the program.” This fall marks the sixth year for “Getting Moving Meade County.” Bridge said the program has been growing each year, with

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evaluation — which should be concluded in approximately two weeks — and that random sampling would continue. Draft findings of the samples could be revealed as soon as next month’s meeting, according to Flint, who said Garver Engineers and Consolidated Grain and Barge (CG&B) have also looked over the phasing in of the project and potential design modifications. “Garver and Consolidated Grain and Barge have looked over the concept of some of the phasing in and some of the alternatives, potential design,” Flint said. “Consolidated was going to go back and come back with some comments in the next couple of weeks.” Flint said that CG&B didn’t observe any initial problems with the plan, but suspected it might take longer for any feedback due to the company’s headquarters location in Louisiana — which was recently affected by a hurricane. Flint also said that Garver representatives have revisited and reviewed the Army Corps of Engineers concept and design to evaluate maximization of the plan. “It’s more from a capacity and issues standpoint,” Flint said. Flint briefed the authority on the status of the road letting, which is set for mid-September, according to Flint. “The letting (of the road) is still scheduled for this


According to a recent survey, only 38 percent of parents spend more time with their children than their children spend playing video and electronic games. with their children for six hours or less per week. That translates to under an hour a day on average. If that’s not bad enough, 16 percent of moms and dads admit that playtime with their kids averages less than one hour each

week. According to a new survey commissioned by HearthSong, a national toy catalog, and conducted by IPSOS Public Affairs, 99 percent of parents with a child age 12 and under believe that children’s play

close to 80 participants taking part in last fall’s event. “Teams are typically more successful because of the buddy system,” Bridge said. “Individuals are welcome to sign up, and even if you can’t find a team of four, it’s nice to try to find someone to do it with you ... someone to help encourage along the way.” Participants are provided a time sheet to record the process they’ve made throughout the eight-week period. In addition, those who register will receive a local newsletter sent by the UK Extension Service that offers wellness tips — detailing everything from healthy eating and exercise tips and financial advice and money-saving savvy. Instead of trying to attend weekly meetings, participants are encouraged

to gauge their PAMs at home or with their team. A special mid-point event is scheduled to be held Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. A final wrap-up session and t-shirt giveaway is slated for Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Though registration was held Thursday evening, anyone wishing to join the “Get Moving Meade County” challenge can still sign-up through Monday by contacting the county extension service. The cost to participate is $10. Each participant receives a gift and is eligible for other prizes throughout the eight-week period. For more information, contact the Meade County UK Cooperative Extension Office at 270-422-4958, or the Meade County Health Department at 270-4223988.

month,” Flint said. “The (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/KYTC) is still planning on moving forward with it and we’ll have to wait for KYTC to open and process that.” Flint said that the authority should know by next month’s meeting whether the letting has been accepted or not. Chairman Joe Wright addressed the board about the ongoing support of State Rep. Jeff Greer (DBrandenburg) in regard to the Riverport project, saying that Greer has “went out of his way” to assist the project in moving forward. “I have been in contact with Rep. Greer a number of times on this issue,” Wright said. “He has been so helpful … he has just jumped way ahead of the pack on getting information from the highway engineers and getting it to Frankfort. There’s just no end to what he has done to help move this down the road.” Wright said he has drafted a letter of thanks on behalf of the Riverport Authority to Greer to thank him for his continued support. In regard to the Riverport progress, Wright expressed his positive outlook at the steady progress. “I feel good about (the progress),” Wright said. “I feel hopeful.” One outstanding thorn still plaguing the authority’s progress revolves around the lease agreement issue, Flint said. “(The lease agreement) is one of the items we will need to move forward again,” Flint said. “As it was transferred from Arch Chemical to the county/

Industrial Authority, we still need to update (the agreement).” Wright said if the authority is going to execute an agreement with (CG&B), the authority has to be in the position to make an agreement. “At this point, we’re really not (in the position to make an agreement),” Wright said. “But it’s going to have to happen … that’s all.” Flint said the issue will soon become priority No. 1 for the authority as the project continues to progress. Board member Edd Pike questioned magistrates present at the meeting as to exactly what the authority would need to do to “make it happen.” “We haven’t had the best of luck making this happen,” Pike said. “If you can tell us something we need to do, we’ll do it.” The question seemed to be which entity has ultimate control, the county or the Industrial Authority. Although the original lease agreement is with Arch Chemicals, the Industrial Authority holds the deed. Wright mandated a letter be drafted and sent to Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft requesting to meet and discuss the lease agreement. Flint was tasked to draft the letter and the board voted unanimously to allow Wright to move forward with delivery of the letter and to seek council with Craycroft to resolve the issue. “This is the only way we’re going to be able to strike some kind of agreement,” Wright said. “This simply has to be resolved … we need to push this forward.”

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is important for a variety of reasons, but in a world in which the demands on parents’ time are considerable, only 38 percent of parents say they spend at least six hours per week in active play with their kids. One in six parents doesn’t even spend an hour a week, averaging fewer than 10 minutes per day in playtime with their sons and daughters. “Everyone recognizes that for children to be children, they need time to play,” said Beverly Fries, an educational play expert at HearthSong. “Play at any stage of a child’s development helps instill a sense of accomplishment, delight and both intellectual and social growth. What is equally important to understand is the opportunities that play provides parents to engage with their children, to

praise and encourage them in ways that instill strong and enduring bonds.” The survey also found that parents who do play with their kids, over onethird (36 percent) say they most often play with games or toys. Another quarter (27 percent) most often participate in unstructured play and a like number (27 percent) play outside, in either unstructured or structured activities, such as sports. Parents were fairly evenly split on the value of structured play. Forty-four percent of respondents said structured play, such as play groups, school and sports leagues, satisfy their child’s play requirements, while 56 percent disagreed. When asked what they believed was the most important aspect of play in contributing to their

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child’s development, more than one in four parents (27 percent) said “learning to interact with others,” while fewer mentioned developing “motor skills” (18 percent), “problem solving” (17 percent), “creative thinking” (17 percent), “imagination” (12 percent) or a “sense of accomplishment” (9 percent). And lastly, despite the growing popularity of electronic toys, such as computer and video games, only 38 percent of respondents indicated that their child spends more time with electronic toys than with other types of play. “Laughter and engagement in active play is essential to the well being of your child,” said Fries. “From newborns to preteens, active play enhances a child’s mental, physical, emotional and social development throughout their life.”

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Leroy Lynch Whitworth, 84, of Custer, Ky., died Aug. 31, 2008, at his residence. He was born Feb. 28, 1924 in Custer, Ky., to the late Victor Hugo and Dora Weaver Lynch Whitworth. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Polly Bruner and Hazel Bennett. He is survived by his wife Reba Maxine Harned Whitworth of Custer, Ky.; one son, Sammy (Saundra) Whitworth of Custer, Ky.; one sister, Edith Marie Skaggs of Elizabethtown, Ky.; three grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Joe, Jerry, and Bobby Bennett, V. O. Lynch, Paul Chandler, and Matt Lamkin.

Thomas Joseph “Tommy” Gagel Thomas Joseph “Tommy” Gagel, 50, died Aug. 28, 2008, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was a 1976 graduate of Doss High School, and a member of the Brandenburg Moose Lodge and Meade County Executive Democrats. He loved animals, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and his Sin City boats. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Joan Gagel of Brandenburg; two sisters, Stacie (Barry) Jenkins of Brandenburg and Cheryl (Larry) Lush of Louisville; a special friend, Elizabeth Bell of Brandenburg; three nephews, B.J. and Danny Rhodes, and Taylor Chadwick; and two nieces, Brittany Thomas and Danelle Chadwick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from St. John the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. A.L. Chandler officiating. Burial was in St. Andrews Cemetery in Louisville, and was directed by Hager Funeral Home. Prayer services were held at 5 p.m. Monday from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mass of the Air, 508 Breckinridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207. Online condolences may be left at


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QUESTION: Schools are ing number of students asked to accomplish many graduating from high things on behalf of our kids school can’t even read the today. They are even employment page expected to teach Focus on of the newspaper them how to have the family or comprehend an sex without spreadelementary book. ing disease. What Every one of those part of the curricuyoung men and lum would you give women will suffer the greatest prioryears of pain and ity? embarrassment beDR. DOBSON: cause of our failure. Schools that try to That misery starts James do everything may Dobson at a very young wind up doing very age. little. That’s why I A tenth-grade believe we should give pri- boy was once referred to ority to the academic fun- me because he was dropdamentals — what used to ping out of school. I asked be called “readin’, writin’, why he was quitting and and ‘rithmetic.� Of those he said with great passion, three, the most important “I’ve been miserable since is basic literacy. An appall- first grade. I’ve felt embar-

rassed and stupid every year. I’ve had to stand up and read, but I can’t even understand a second grade book. You people have had your last laugh at me. I’m getting out.� I told him I didn’t blame him for the way he felt; his suffering was our responsibility. Teaching children to read should be “job one� for educators. Giving boys and girls that basic skill is the foundation on which other learning is built. Unfortunately, millions of young people are still functionally illiterate after completing 12 years of schooling and receiving high school diplomas. There is no excuse for this failure. Research shows that ev-

ery student, with very few exceptions, can be taught to read if the task is approached creatively and individually. Admittedly, some can’t learn in group settings because their minds wander and they don’t ask questions as readily. They require one-on-one instruction from trained reading specialists. It is expensive for schools to support these remedial teachers, but no expenditure would be more helpful. Special techniques, teaching machines, and behavior modification techniques can work in individual cases. Whatever is required, we must provide it. Furthermore, the sooner this help can be given, the

better for the emotional and academic well-being of the child. By the fourth or fifth grades, he or she has already suffered the humiliation of reading failure. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the

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“Doing nothing� can actually be illegal. Many countries, but not the United States, have “Good Samaritan Laws� that legally require citizens to assist injured people and people in distress. Failure to offer assistance in France can be punished by up to five years in prison or 100,000 Euros. This is actually the case of the photographers at the scene of Princess Diana’s fatal car accident. They were investigated for violation of the French� Good Samaritan Law,� for their failure to offer assistance. “Doing nothing� can

also be sinful as well. This Poor Lazarus did not is actually the case in to- hope to share in that food, day’s beautiful gospel he simply longed for the story about a very opportunity to eat rich man and a very Encouraging from the big basWords poor man. Before kets of scraps bewe look at the sin, a ing loaded into sin of omission, let’s the dumpster. Rich look at this wonderpeople back then ful story in detail wiped their hands, because it is the denot on napkins, but tails that are so stark on chunks of bread, and shocking. which were simply Ronald The rich man thrown away. Too Knott has no name, even weak from hunger though he has tradito fight them off, tionally been called alley dogs came “Dives,� meaning “rich� and licked Lazarus’ open in Latin. Dives, if he were sores. alive today, lived in a gated Yes, Dives was filthy mansion, ate gourmet food rich, but that was not his every day and dressed in sin. Dives’ sin was not that Armani suits. Lazarus, he ordered his security oozing with open sores, we guards to have Lazarus are told, was lying in front removed from the front of of Dives’ mansion. his house. Dives did not From there, this poor even verbally or physically man could see loads of abuse poor Lazarus. There food being carried in and is no indication whatsoevout of the mansion, just in- er that Dives was evil. He side the gates. didn’t do anything harmful

to Lazarus. But that seems to be the point of the whole parable: The rich man did nothing wrong, he simply did nothing. Let me be clear on one thing. This gospel is not condemning wealth, but people who are self-absorbed, people who will not look beyond the ends of their own noses. We don’t have to be rich to be selfabsorbed and blind to the suffering of those around us. The sin here is not wealth, because “to whom much is given, much is expected.� The first step in helping those around us who suffer is noticing them. The second step is to realize that true Christianity is not just about avoiding evil. Failure to do good things is often just as sinful and doing bad things. Father Knott, a Meade County native, is a priest from the Archdiocese of Louisville.

God’s love is unconditional, preexisting “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world, that new might live through Him. We love Him because He first loved us� —1 John 1:9, 19, NKJV Unconditional love may be the thing most sought after by every human heart. One day a man finally decided to ask his boss for a much deserved raise. That morning, before he left for work, he told his wife what he was about to do. All day long, the man was nervous and apprehensive, and he kept putting off what he knew he wanted to do. Finally, late in the after-

noon, he summoned the courage to approach his boss. To his amazement and delight, his boss agreed to the raise. The man arrived home to a beautiful table, set with candles and the couple’s best china. The man determined that someone at his office must have tipped off his wife. Finding her in the kitchen, he told her the good news, and after embracing, they sat down to a wonderful dinner. Next to his plate, the man found a beautiful card, which read, “Congratulations, darling! I knew you’d get the raise. I hope this dinner shows you how I love you.�

Later, as the man went do. God loves you uncondiback into the kitchen, he no- tionally He loved you before ticed a second card that had you knew Him, and He will fallen to the floor. continue to love you Divine He picked it up and throughout your life, opened it. The card Guidance success or failure, win read, “Don’t worry or lose. about not getting the Remember to atraise, sweetheart. You tend the church of deserve it, anyway! your choice this SunI hope this dinner day. If you are seekshows you how much ing a church we inI love you.� vite you to visit with Dan What amazing acus at Grace Baptist Newton Church. ceptance and love! You may wish you We invite you to had someone in your life listen to our weekly Sunday who would be that encour- radio program on WMMG aging of you regardless of from 9:30 to 10 a.m. whether you succeed or fail. Reverend Dan Newton is the The good news is that you pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

Realize what a fleeting gift time is

Imagine there is a bank “time.� that credits your account Life is about time. Every each morning with $86,400. morning, it credits you with It carries over no bal86,400 seconds. EvPastor’s ery night it writes off, ance from day to day. Every evening the Spotlight as lost, whatever of bank deletes whatevthis you have failed er part of the balance to use for some good you failed to use durpurpose — it carries ing the day. over no balance. What would you A friend of mine do? frequently tells the You probably story of a great and Randy would draw out evwell-known minisJohnson ter who was stopped ery penny and make the most of every one day and asked cent. Actually, life is what he would do if kind of like that. Each of us he knew that the Lord was to has such a bank; its name is return that very day.


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“I would plant a tree,� the minister replied. “Why would you do that?� the minister was asked. “Because that is what I was going to do anyway,� the minister said. Make the most of every day. Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history and you do not know what tomorrow will bring. Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.

1. Is the book of Colossians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which book may be summarized as, “The end of the world as we know it�? Proverbs, Ephesians, Hebrews, Revelation 3. From Acts 22, where was Paul brought up? Jerusalem, Derbe, Anathoth, Jericho

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Friday, September 5, 2008

J & N Services: Built on ‘mechanic soil’ By Jorena D. Faulkner

Having suffered a near fatal accident as a threeyear-old hasn’t prevented Donald “Donnie” Jones — of J & N Services Auto Repair in Brandenburg — from pursuing his dream of working with cars. Jones may have lost a kidney and a spleen when he was ran over by a car as a child, but he didn’t lose his drive and determination to find out what makes the metal giants click. “I’ve been tinkering with cars since I was about seven or eight years old,” Jones said. “Cars are my life.” Jones — who has been in the automotive repair business for more than 30 years — and his wife Kathy are both Meade County natives (Donnie is from Brandenburg and Kathy is from Payneville). Kathy Jones takes the helm in the paperwork department, while Donnie Jones holds up the automotive repair end of the business … single handedly. Jones began his automotive repair career working for Wheatley Motors in Brandenburg as a teen, and struck out as an independent technician on Aug. 2, 1978, opening J & N Services Auto Repair in a building leased from Chevron, which was, at that time, located across the street from J & N’s current location at 364 Broadway in Brandenburg. “The ‘J’ is for me … Jones,” Donnie Jones said. “And the ‘N’ was for Dr. Ronald Naser. Dr. Naser — for anyone who’s been in this town any time at all — was one of the only two doctors in this town for 25 years. Dr. Naser and I went into business together.” Jones also credits Naser’s wife, Ann, for believing in his natural automotive talent and supporting the idea of a joint business venture. “When I worked for the dealership, I had done all the work on Mrs. Naser’s


LEFT: J & N Services Auto Repair owner Donnie Jones has been in the auto repair industry for more than 30 years. Jones began his automotive repair career working for Wheatley Motors in Brandenburg as a teen, and struck out as an independent technician on Aug. 2, 1978, opening J & N Services Auto Repair. ABOVE: J & N Service — located at 364 Broadway in Brandenburg — is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information or to schedule service, visit the shop or call 270-422-4421.

cars,” Jones said. “I had done a lot of different stuff for kids and people around.” But the economic crunch of the late ‘80s forced the oil giant to reevaluate some of its property holdings. “Chevron began selling all of their smaller stations,” Jones said. “And I didn’t want to pay the price they were asking.” The current location — which opened in 1986 — was previously owned by Shacklette Oil Company and is rumored to have been established sometime during the 1950s by the Shacklette brothers, according to Jones. Perhaps it was the historical nature of the location that saved it from the utter desolation of being in the direct path of the Feb. 5, 2008, tornado that tore through Brandenburg. The location sustained considerable damage, but held up enough for Jones to continue servicing his customers, even while repair work was underway right on the property. “(J & N) was in the direct path of the (Feb. 5) tornado,” Jones said. “But I was downtown in (Dr. Naser’s)

clinic for the one in ’74. I was 15 years old. All of us were in the building … we heard a big wind. The doors would push way in, and then they would go way out. When I came out — my father was there with me … I had gone in to have my ankle looked at — I went from the clinic to our home on Old State Road to check on my mom. I pretty much ran all the way.” Jones said his family was lucky during the tornado outbreak of ’74, however — nearly 25 years later — it took a serious hit to the tune of more than $50,000. “I was at home and my wife woke me up,” Jones said. “She told me we were going to get a storm. About 11:55 p.m. you could really hear the wind out there at the house. (The storm) went past and I knew I had to get down to the station to see what happened. I was there from about 12:05 a.m. until about 6 a.m. in the morning. Jones was able to get back to work, even before the city’s electricity had been restored. Although cleanup efforts continued, Jones said the community needed his service … and

he intended to be there. “Even though it may have looked like nobody was there, I kept working,” he said. “I had trucks all over my property for more than five days. There was a lot of cleanup … I took about a $50,000 hit.” With storm repair work now complete, it’s business as usual, Jones said. J & N’s mission to continue to offer various automotive repair and maintenance services, with a focused, one-on-one approach, is the driving force behind the Brandenburg landmark. “We offer minor maintenance and normal service repair,” Jones said. “Oil changes, minor tune-ups, tire rotation and balance, water pumps, belts, hoses … things like that. We don’t do any transmissions or motors or anything like that … big, internal stuff.” “I feel that I have more of a personal relationship with the people that do business with me,” Jones

said. “Because I can give them one-on-one service. I enjoy being my own boss … more or less. Most people don’t understand that if you own the business, the consumer is your boss.” Jones said upgrades and changes in the automotive industry keep him on his toes and are challenging. A good challenge, he said, is something he enjoys. “A lot of times when you see an automotive situation for the first time, it’s sometimes exasperating,” he said. “But once you figure it out, the next time you see it, you’ve got a pretty good idea of it. That’s the side most people don’t see … what it took you to figure it out the first time. As complicated as cars are now, they’re not all the same anymore … that’s for sure. There’s always something new. Any person in my line of business will tell you that you should send a guy to school every six months in order to have some idea

of what’s coming down the road.” Having spent a majority of his life in the industry, Jones said he doesn’t see himself doing anything else, anytime soon. “If my health holds out, I’ll probably do it until I die,” he said. “This business is built on ‘mechanics soil’ … that’s what it’s got. And I’ve definitely got oil in my blood.” J & N Service — located at 364 Broadway in Brandenburg — is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information or to schedule service, visit the shop or call 270-422-4421. Business profiles are a free service provided by The News Standard to business owners in Meade County. If you are interested in having your business profiled for an upcoming issue, contact Jorena Faulkner at 270-422-4542 or by e-mail at

Congratulations Credit card company rules changing fast and furious By David Uffington Dollars and Sense Between now and the end of the year, it’s more important than ever to carefully read any information leaflets sent to you by your credit card company, as well as scrutinize your statement. With tighter regulations to the Federal Trade Commission Act hanging over their heads, some of credit card companies are trying to get some changes in while they still can. One of the changes the act will make is that arbitrarily increasing the interest rate on a pre-existing balance will be prohibited. Consumers, even those with excellent credit and responsible credit card management, have been receiving information leaflets saying their interest rates are going up — for no apparent reason. Read your statements carefully and pay attention to the interest-rate information to make sure it

hasn’t changed, and check your available balance. Credit card companies can (and do) arbitrarily lower your available credit, making it appear that you’re using a larger percentage of available credit, which impacts your credit score and can make your interest rates go up. It’s a vicious cycle. Debit card transactions will see changes, too. When you use a debit card to make a purchase, especially at a gas station, you’re no longer in control of your money. Let’s say you know you have $100 in your bank account. You swipe your card and ring up $40 for gas. The station will often put a larger hold on your money, say for perhaps $80. Then you drive to the grocery store where you spend another $50. You assume that, out of the $100, you have $10 left. Wrong. You’re overdrawn by $30 because of the gas station’s hold on

your money, and that hold can stay there for days. Solution: At gas stations, pay inside and use the PIN. This will force the transaction to go through at the exact amount of the purchase. Don’t write a check or use your debit card unless the money is in the bank and you’ve verified that it’s been credited to your account. However, if you use the Internet or ATMs to check your account balances, you could be given the wrong information, as the computer is set up to acknowledge deposits, even if they haven’t been credited to your account. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@

STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST Quotes effective as of close of market Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Deere & Co. ................................DE ............... 68.71 Caterpillar Inc............................CAT ............... 69.08 Ford Motor Co. .............................. F ................. 4.51 General Motors ......................... GM ............... 10.65 Harley-Davidson .....................HOG ............... 40.83 CSX Corp...................................CSX ............... 62.29 General Electric Co. ....................GE ............... 28.53 Peabody Energy ........................ BTU ............... 55.42 Marathon Oil...........................MRO ............... 43.04 Chevron ................................... CVX ............... 83.29 Arch Chemicals ..........................ARJ ............... 36.48 Brown Forman B....................... BF B ............... 72.19 Lowes Companies ...................LOW ............... 26.33 Home Depot Inc.........................HD ............... 28.07 McDonalds Corp .....................MCD ............... 62.91 Papa Johns .............................. PZZA ............... 28.27 Yum! Brands Inc ...................... YUM ............... 37.51 Coca-Cola Co ............................. KO ............... 51.96 Pepsico Inc ................................ PEP ............... 69.46

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AGRICULTURE Composting puts leaves to good use

The News Standard - A9

Friday, September 5, 2008

By Andy Mills CEA for Agriculture and Natural Resources

As we begin to approach the fall season, many folks obtain large amounts of leaves and other yard wastes that need to be removed from their property. Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and at the same time allows property owners to get rid of different yard wastes in an effective manner. When you compost leaves, other yard debris, and kitchen waste, a microbial process converts these items into a more usable organic amendment. You can use finished compost to improve soil structure in gardens and landscape beds. Compost also helps the soil hold nutrients and reduces erosion and water runoff. You can use finished compost as a mulch to help reduce weed problems, moderate soil temperatures and conserve soil moisture. Composting yard and kitchen wastes also reduces the volume of material going into landfills. Yard and kitchen wastes comprise more than 20 percent of the waste generated each year. By composting these wastes, you help reduce disposal costs and extend the usefulness of landfills. This increases the return on your tax dollars. Weeds free of seed heads and residues like vines and pruned limbs make a good addition to a compost pile. It is not necessary to remove grass clippings if you follow proper lawn management practices. If you decide to compost grass clippings, mix them with other materials like leaves or brush. You also can compost many kitchen scraps such as fruit and vegetable peelings and cores, coffee grounds, tea bags and crushed eggshells. However, avoid cooked foods, meat, bones, fat or dairy products because they attract animals.


Composting yard and kitchen wastes, along with leaves, can reduce the volume of material going into landfills. Finished compost can be used to enrich soil and reduce erosion. Put your compost pile on a well-drained site that will benefit from nutrients running off the pile. If you are just starting to compost, prepare the pile in layers of materials. This will ensure the proper mixing of materials to aid decomposition. It is best to alternate layers of green leafy material with brush or other woody material. If your compost material contains no soil, sprinkle a little soil or a compost starter in each layer to inoculate the pile with microorganisms. Ideally, the pile should be one cubic yard (three by three by three feet). If you are only going to compost tree leaves, layering might not be necessary; simply add leaves as you collect them. When leaves are dry, add moisture. Since dead leaves do not have adequate nitrogen for rapid decomposition, mix them with grass clippings or

add high-nitrogen fertilizer to speed up breakdown. For example, add five ounces (1/2 cup) of fertilizer containing 10 percent nitrogen analysis for each 20 gallons of compressed leaves. To ensure good aeration and drainage, occasionally put down a three-inch layer of coarse plant material like small twigs or chopped corn stalks, or use a wooden pallet. The composting process can be completed in one to two months if materials are shredded, turned to provide good aeration, kept moist and supplied with nitrogen and other materials that cater to compost-promoting microorganisms. Otherwise, it may require 12 months. Periodically turn the compost pile once a month or when the center of the pile is noticeably hot. This will help microbes more efficiently

break down wastes. The more often you aerate, the more quickly you will have useable compost. Compost is useable when it fails to heat up after turning. Adequate moisture is essential for microbial activity. Water the pile so it is damp, but does not remain soggy. Your compost pile should have the moisture content of a well-squeezed sponge, so you can squeeze a few drops of water from a handful of material. It is especially important to supply water during dry periods and when you add leaves and other dry materials to the compost pile. If the pile emits an ammonia smell, it is too wet or packed too tightly for oxygen circulation. Turn the heap and add some coarse material such as small twigs to increase air space. Compost needs a balanced diet of carbon and nitrogen to break down effectively. Microbes that break down waste need a certain amount of nitrogen for metabolism and growth. Although tree leaves are relatively high in nitrogen, adding nitrogen fertilizer or high-nitrogen components will accent decomposition. Grass clippings generally are high in nitrogen and will enhance decomposition when mixed properly with leaves. Other organic sources of nitrogen are poultry litter, manure and blood meal. Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil amendments, and you can use it instead of commercial fertilizers. Best of all, compost is cheap. You can make it without spending a cent. Using compost improves soil structure, texture, and aeration and increases the soil’s water-holding capacity. Composting improves both your property as well as environment. For more information on composting and other environmental topics, contact the Meade Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.

4-H Honors Program motivates youth By Carole Goodwin CEA for 4-H Youth Development Although they have yet to reach adulthood, young people can make positive changes in their communities. To honor them for these accomplishments and encourage them to achieve even higher goals, 4-H developed the honors program. The honors program is a great way to develop leadership and communication skills for senior 4-H’ers as they become involved in leadership roles in 4-H and their communities. The 4-H Honors Program has three levels — bronze, silver and gold. Youth must begin at the bronze level and work their way up to silver and gold levels. The bronze level focuses on the youth’s participation in 4-H activities, citizenship and leadership. Young people may use their experiences as a junior 4-H’er to

meet the necessary criteria for this level. Youth who wish to participate must be at least 14 years old by the start of the current honors program year, which begins Jan. 1, 2009. The silver level builds on what 4-H’ers have achieved at the bronze level and gives them the opportunity to improve their communication and leadership skills. At this level, youth talk to others in the community, both younger and older, about their personal experiences in 4-H and ways the 4-H program aided in their development. Youth who are at least 15 years old may apply for the silver level. A step further from the silver level is the gold level. At this level, 4-H’ers lead a group of individuals in completing a service project in their community. The 4-H’er interviews community members about problems in the community, decides on one problem to

concentrate on for a project, develops the project, and leads a group of individuals to complete it. In addition to earning the distinction as a 4-H honors program member, youth can apply for a chance to attend the National 4-H Congress as a delegate and earn a $500 savings bond. To be eligible, youth must have reached the bronze level. Only 25 people in the state will be invited to attend the leadership conference in Atlanta, Georgia. A $500 savings bond will be awarded to the gold level 4-H’er with the best community service project. Youth who win these awards and advance in the honors program will be recognized during the 4-H Teen Conference in June, 2009. The 4-H Honors Program provides young people with essential leadership skills that can help them mature into successful, communityminded adults. Applications


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Kentuckiana Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, August 25, 2008

Receipts: 418 head Compared to last week: Slaughter cows 2.00-3.00 lower. Slaughter bulls steady. Feeder steers 5.00 to 7.00 lower. Feeder heifers 200 to 500 lbs 6.00 to 8.00 lower, over 500 lbs steady. Slaughter cows: Breaker Boner Lean

% Lean 75-80 80-85 85-90

Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. 1 2

Weights 1335-2070 1170-1545

Weight 1125-1525 875-1315 650-1015

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Price Wt Range 200-300 107.50-115.00 300-400 101.00-115.00 400-500 97.00-105.00 500-600 95.00-101.50 600-700 95.00-104.50 700-800 88.00-92.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Price 200-300 96.00-102.00 300-400 95.00 400-500 83.00-95.00 500-600 83.00

Price 56.00-59.00 53.00-56.00 37.00-45.00

High Dressing 60.00-61.50 57.00-62.50 No Report

Carcass Boning % 78-81 75-77

Average Dress 65.00-73.50 58.50-63.00

Feeder Steers Small 1 Price Wt Range 300-400 86.00-96.00 400-500 86.00-94.00 500-600 75.00-81.50 600-700 78.00-85.50 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Price Wt Range 300-400 90.00-97.00 400-500 86.50-95.00 500-600 86.00-95.00 600-700 80.50-85.50 700-800 76.50 Feeder Heifers Small 1-2 Wt Range Price 81.50-83.00 400-500 500-600 79.00-81.00

Stock Cows Medium and Large 1-2: Cows 6 to 10 years old and 5 to 7 months bred 580.00-810.00 per head. Calves: Baby beef 135.00-155.00 per head.

Low Dressing 48.50-54.00 45.50-50.00 33.00-36.50 High Dress No Report No Report

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Price 200-300 93.00-99.50 300-400 88.00-95.50 400-500 85.00-92.50 500-600 89.00-95.00 600-700 80.00-86.00 700-800 83.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Price 200-300 88.00-92.50 300-400 89.00-91.50 400-500 77.00-86.50 500-600 81.50

Owensboro Grains: Owensboro Market Report per bushel for Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Soybeans: 13.50 Corn: 5.60

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Melanie Rebecca Hayes, 26, of Guston, to Chad Michael Benham, 24, of Brandenburg. Crystal Dawn Thibodeau, 22, to Harrell Lee Miller, Jr., 22, both of Brandenburg.


Jacob Kundler, by Lois Chamberlain and William K. Kerrick, Co-Executors of his estate by Order of the Meade District Court, to Marc W. Kundler, Marta Cyglberg, and Lois Chamberlain, seven tracts of land throughout Meade County. William G. Vogt, by and through Ruby Ellen Vogt, Attorney in Fact for William G. Vogt and Ruby E. Vogt to William L. Vogt, parcel one and two, property located in Meade County. William L. Vogt and Ruby E. Vogt, aka Ruby Vogt, and William G. Vogt, by and through Ruby Ellen Vogt, Attorney in Fact for William G. Vogt, to William L. Vogt, deed one and two, property located in Meade County. Milton Vaughn, Sr. and Patsy A. Vaughn and Commonwealth of Kentucky/ County of Meade and Doe Valley Association, Inc., by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Doe Valley Association, Inc., lot 718 in Wildflower Ridge Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Eric C. Zolner and Sharon K. Zolner and Commonwealth of Kentucky/ County of Meade and Doe Valley Association, Inc., by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Suzanne Kimmons and Mark Kimmons, lot 264 in Pine Point Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Sean D. Gobin to Joshua D. Edwards and Nicole M. Edwards, 467 Long Needle Road, Brandenburg, deed tax $146. Gordon Board and Bernett Board to Steve Redmon Construction, Inc., a Kentucky Corporation, by Steve Redmon, lot three of John Swan, Jr. Estate in Meade County, deed tax $25. Earline Rose Oakes to Earline Rose Oakes and Elizabeth Reesor, deed one, two and three, property located in Meade County, deed tax $1.50. Robert W. Chism to Karen D. Hardin, a 9.71 acre tract near Ekron. Margaret Lucille Secuskie Thompson and Herbert L. Thompson, Sr. and Rebecca Mattie Thompson Greer to Rebecca Mattie Thompson Greer, 3.3 acre tract located in Meade County. Larry Jean Pendleton a/k/a Larry J. Pendleton and Diana Pendleton a/k/a Dianna Lynne Pendleton to Dennis Michael Halcomb and Teresa L. Halcomb, deed one and two, property located in Meade County, deed tax $75. John R. Thompson and Janet D. Thompson, by John R. Thompson, Attorney in Fact, to Janice Sturgeon, lot 30 in Pine Point Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $124. Doc Oblander and Bonnie Oblander to Toni M. Rodriguez and Francisco Rodriguez, Jr., 321 Schoolside, Brandenburg, deed tax $158. Kristine S. Olson, Trustee of The Kristine S. Olson Profit Sharing Plan, to Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Limited Liability Company, parcels one through six, property located in Meade County, deed tax $200. Kelly Graham to Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, parcels one, two, and three, property located in Meade County, deed tax $150. Nancy Davis to Anthony W. Blair and Carla S. Blair, lot 29 of Forest Ridge Estates, Section II, deed tax $138. Estate of Barbara L. Dowell, by and through Julia F. Wacker, Executrix, to Beatrice A. Reesor, lot three, property located in Meade County, deed tax $97. Jason Griffith and April Griffith to John Richlie, 470 Valley Greens Drive, Bran-

denburg, deed tax $141. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, to Wayne D. Jensen and Jacqueline P. Jensen, lot 140 and 177 in Audubon Woods of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $100. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, to Entrust Carolinas, LLC FBO John Hadley IRA #00729-08, lot 893 in Wild Flower Ridge, lot 120 in Doe Valley Park Estates, lot 68 in Audubon Woods, and lot 97 and lot 109 in Hickory Hills, all of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $271. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, to Kevin Cannon and Jennifer Cannon, lot 289 in Greenbriar of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $50. Judith A. Deppen to Timothy L. Swinney and Donna E. Swinney, 281 Eagle Point, Brandenburg, deed tax $357. Estate of Olive Ruth Givans, by and through Larry E. Givans, Executor of the Estate of Olive Ruth Givans, to James Graves, property located in Meade County, deed tax $125. Christopher David Mockbee and Joy Renee Mockbee to Bruce E. Shackett and Victoria A. Shackett, 310 Pine Ridge Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $235. Joseph Clyde Snyder and Lois Ann Snyder to Stephen Barr and Mark Barr and Diana Barr, easement of property located in Meade County. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, to Valerie Lowe, lot 196 in Hickory Hills, lot 379 in Greenbriar, lot 516 in Havenwood, and lot 894 in Wildflower Ridge, all of Doe Valley Subdivision, deed tax $200. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company to Entrust Carolinas, LLC FBO Linda Kolberg IRA #00720-08, lot 764 Wild Flower Ridge of Doe Valley Subdivision, Brandenburg, deed tax $65.50. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, to Glenn N. Jarrett, lot 221 and 222 in Audubon Woods of Doe Valley Subdivision, Brandenburg, deed tax $100. Jennifer Pardue and Bradley C. Pardue to Davina Green-Stratton, deed one and two, property located in Meade County, deed tax $85.50. Gordon T. Collins aka Gordon Collins aka Gordon Todd Collins, Erin R. Collins aka Erin Collins aka Erin Renee Collins, Meade County Judge Executive, Lasalle Bank National Association as Trustee for Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors Trust 2007-3, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-3, by and through Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Jeff Nott, 4175 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove. Darrell Cheatham to Harold A. Scott, Jr. and Glenda F. Scott, property located in Meade County, deed tax $25. John A. Ashmore and Lisa A. Ashmore to Harold Scott, Jr., 2965 Keith Road, Payneville, deed tax $45.

Quitclaim Deeds Cynthia Stansbury to Gary Stansbury, tract one located near Battletown in Meade County and tract two near Wolf Creek in Meade County. Danita K. Boyer, f/k/a Danita K. Wright, and William Boyer to Garold F. Wright, lot nine in Cedar Hills Estates in Meade County. Salina F. Johnson and Darrell L. Johnson to Salina F. Johnson and Darrell L. Johnson, property located in Meade County. Henry C. Huffman to Phyllis Huffman, 455 Payne Road, Ekron. Laurie A. Sherman f/k/a Laurie A. O’Bryan to Whitney A. O’Bryan, lot nine of Peaceful Valley Subdivision.

Michele Mitchell to James C. McAdams, III and Clara L. McAdams, property located in Meade County.

Building Permits 8/21/08 John Shacklette, Battletown, detached garage, $27.50. 8/22/08 Richard Hall, Battletown, single family dwelling, $222.50. 8/22/08 Rose Zanone, Guston, shop. 8/25/08 Kim and Billy Dewitt, single family dwelling, $213.28. 8/25/08 Jeff Nott, single family dwelling, $215.38. 8/27/08 Ray and Martha Sepulveda, Vine Grove, double wide, $82.50.

Septic Permits 8/22/08 Ricky Hall, Liberty Road, Battletown. 8/22/08 Kay Sepulveda and Billy Greer, Tip Top Road, Vine Grove. 8/25/08 James Rogers and Roger Vance, Sandy Lane, Vine Grove. 8/27/08 Philip Pike and Steve Cundiff, Sirocco Road, Payneville. 8/27/08 Neil Morgan and Tommy Popham, Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg.

Retail Food Establishment Report 8/21/08 Little Daves Four Corners 98 percent food service. No hair restraints worn in food prep areas. 98 percent retail. Ice cream freezer in need of defrosting. Both food service and retail-wood floor in retail and prep areas. 8/21/08 Blue Grass Convenient Store 91 percent food service. No hair restraints worn in food prep areas; no test strips for sanitizer. 93 percent retail. Both food service and retail-no conspicuous thermometers in several cold units (deli case; walk-in; ice cream freezer); hand sink in restroom in poor repair; no covered trash container in restroom; no lid on dumpster; floors in poor repair in some areas; walls in poor repair. 8/22/08 St. Mary’s Bingo Parish Hall 98 percent food service. Follow up from 8/1/08. Build up inside microwave and on can opener; outer opening unprotected (back double doors in kitchen area) was corrected.

Brandenburg Police Department No Reports.

Meade County Sheriff Department 8/13/08 at 3:42 p.m. Robert Dowell of Guston was traveling south on KY79 in a 1987 Chrysler when he left the right side of the roadway. He then overcorrected, traveled across the road and struck an earth embankment off the left side of the road. Dowell fled the scene on foot. Minor damage to the vehicle; no injuries reported. Report 08-0191 was filed by Officer Wright. 8/20/08 at 3:29 p.m. Rhonda Gouvas of Payneville was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix on Payneville Road. She was unable to see over the rise in the road and did not see the vehicles stopped in the road for a bus. Gouvas ran off the right side of the road, driving through a fence and hit a tree. Moderate damage to the vehicle; no injuries reported. Report 08-0194 was filed by Officer Ponder. 8/22/08 at 5:02 p.m. Jennifer Ammons of Vine Grove was stopped in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, waiting to make a left turn onto St. Martins Road. Martha Head-Morgan of Guston was driving a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 and was distracted by some people on the edge of the roadway and failed to see Ammons. She hit Ammons, causing moderate to severe damage to both vehicles. No injuries reported. Report 08-0192 was filed by Officer Graham. 8/22/08 at 6:28 p.m. Dan Patty of Brandenburg was slowing down to make a left turn onto Hill Grove Road in a 2004 Jaguar. Katie Short of Guston was driving a 2004

Chevrolet and was attempting to overtake multiple vehicles and failed to see Patty turning until it was too late and she hit him. Moderate to severe damage to both vehicles; first aid was given to injured parties by Meade County EMS and taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 08-0193 was filed by Officer Graham. 8/23/08 at 8:30 p.m. Gene Meeks of Custer was driving a 1998 Kawasaki ZX00-G1 on Rhodelia Road, attempting to negotiate a curve. He tried to avoid hitting the witness’s vehicle, but lost control of the motorcycle. He overturned and ran off the roadway. Severe damage to the motorcycle; he was flown by Stat Flight to University Hospital with critical injuries. Report 08-0195 was filed by Officer Ponder. 8/24/08 at 9:28 p.m. Danielle Voyles, of Hardinsburg, Ky., was traveling west on KY79 in a 2003 Saturn Vue when a deer entered the road and she hit it. Very severe damage to the vehicle; no injuries reported. Report 08-0196 was filed by Officer Ponder. 8/26/08 at 9:42 a.m. Gregory Masterson, of Hudson, Ky., was driving a 2002 Freightliner DS on Flaherty Road. Nettie Jones of Ekron was following him in a 1995 Buick Regal. As Masterson stopped to make a left turn onto KY1816 and waiting for traffic to clear, Jones failed to stop and hit Masterson in the rear of his vehicle. Minor to moderate damage to both vehicles; first aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 08-0197 was filed by Officer Foster.

District Court 08/27/08 Travis Dwayne Dietzman, 38, one headlight; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs; 1st degree fleeing or evading police- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 09/03/08. Christopher C. Saffioti, 39, theft by unlawful taking over $300- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 09/3/08. Cody Mitchell Hardesty, 20, cultivation of marijuanapled not guilty preliminary hearing 09/10/08. Jefferey W. Couch, 19, 3rd degree burglary; alcohol intoxication in a public place; possession of burglary toolspled not guilty preliminary hearing 09/03/08. David L. McQueary, 19, 3rd degree burglary; alcohol intoxication in a public place; possession of burglary tools- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 09/03/08.

Friday, September 5, 2008 Adam D. Stockman, 20, traffic in marijuana; use/ possess drug paraphernalia- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/10/08. Jared W. Stewart, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place; 2nd degree disorderly conduct- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Amanda M. Mehler, 22, theft by deception including cold checks under $300pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/17/08. Robin M. Roeder, 40, dogs to be vaccinated against rabies- pled guilty fine $25 plus costs; dogs to be licensed- dismissed on proof. Robert Leeland Burba, 43, criminal littering- defer probated 12 months perform 200 hours of community service. Stuart A. Laughead, 21, dobs to be vaccinated against rabies; dogs to be licensed- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Richard Way Bennett, 72, fail to comply with order to remove heath nuisancesfailure to appear. Myra Denise Teeter, 36, dogs to be vaccinated against rabies; dogs to be licensed- failure to appear. Kyle A. Farvour, 21, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance- pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years no public offense cannot possess alcohol, illegal drugs/ drug paraphernalia; 3rd degree criminal mischief- pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years. David Vincent Smith, 45, failure to comply with order to remove heath nuisances- dismissed on commonwealth motion. Charlotte M. Nichols, 48, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Brian Keith Kennedy, 24, 17 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Corey M. McMillan, 25, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Cyrus A. Moorman, 20, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Joan Marie Gipson, 18, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Melissa Ann Richardson, 28, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years no contact or communication with Lisa Swarm attend counseling can possess not alcohol, illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia.

Lisa Ann Swarm, 45, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injurypled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 4 days no public offense can posses no alcohol, illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia must attend counseling must have no contact or communication and stay 500ft away from Melissa Richardson. Caressa B. Chapman, 21, use/possess drug paraphernalia; illegal possession of legend drug- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/10/08. Jonna L. Mattingly, 21, speeding 19 mph over the speed limit- pled guilty fine $38 plus costs. Steven R. Gaydos, 20, speeding 15 mph over the limit; license to be in possession- failure to appear. Timothy Wayne Grimes, 37, speeding 9 mph over the limit- pled guilty fine $18 plus costs; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- dismissed on proof shown. Kristen N. Burks, 19, speeding 9 mph over the limit- pled guilty fine $18 plus costs; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years no public offense no driving without a valid license/insurance fine $1,000. Ryan S. Donaldson, 21, speeding 26 mph over/ greater- pled guilty fine $60 plus costs; reckless drivingpled guilty fine $100. Christopher Aaron Ditto, 23, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/10/08. Aaron Thomas Jackson, 24, no/expired registration plates; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; possession of marijuana;; use/possess drug paraphernalia- pled not guilty pretrial conference 09/03/08. Walter Lee Harris, 32, manufacturing methamphetamine; use/possess drug paraphernalia; trafficking controlled substancepled not guilty preliminary hearing 09/03/08. Leatha M. Saint, 40, 2nd degree cruelty to animalsdismissed on commonwealth motion. Cherie Rani Stull, 28, 3rd degree criminal trespassingdefer probated 12 months no unlawful communication or conduct with David Sheeran and stay off his property. Beau Sutton, 25, 3rd degree terroristic threateningfailure to appear. Brandon Tyler Buchanan, 26, 4th degree assault/ child abuse- pretrial conference 10/15/08 jury trial 10/17/08.

See Court, A12

The ‘Challenge’ is back

Otter Creek Adventure is a race that’s not for the faint hearted.

Outdoors, B5 Friday, September 5, 2008

Football team goes high-tech


Booster Club gives team an edge on and off the field. B3

The News Standard

UK wins turnover battle and ‘Cup’ By Ben Achtabowski

Ben Achtabowski, Sports Editor (270) 422-4542

ON DECK Sept 5 Greenwave Football John Hardin 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 Greenwave Soccer Greenwave JV Tourney TBA Greenwave Golf PRP Invitational

TBA Lady Waves Volleyball Nelson Count JV Cardinal Classic TBA Lady Waves Golf Lady Charger Invitational @ Glenmary 1 p.m. Sept. 8 Lady Waves Soccer E-town 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 Lady Waves Golf Spencer County @Doe Valley


Lady Waves Volleyball @Hancock County 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Lady Waves Soccer Central Hardin 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Greenwave Soccer Elizabethtown 5:30 p.m. Lady Waves Golf Central Hardin/ Elizabethtown @ Pine Valley


Greenwave Golf @ North Bullitt


Lady Waves Volleyball Breckinridge Co. 5 p.m. Sept. 12 Greenwave Football Greenwood

8 p.m.

Sept. 13 Lady Waves Volleyball @Corydon Central Tournament


CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Daviess County results from Aug. 29 Women 6k Run CC Varsity 2 Shelby Jenkins, 24:20.95 8 Cynthia Smith, April Level, 25:21.99 Event 4 Men 6k Run CC Varsity 13 Chad Medley, Tyler Blair, 21:06.85 21 John Stroud, Sean Breeds 21:43.30 26 Ben Sheeran, Matthew Fackler, 22:26.23 32 Gabe Buttram, 22:43.50 36 Travis Beck, Joseph Humphry, 23:14.31 Men Team Scores 1 Daviess 2 Greenwood 3 Apollo 4 Silver Creek H.S. 5 Meade County Total Time: 1:05:16.38 Average: 21:45.46 6 Owensboro Catholic 7 Green County 8 Logan County 9 Christian County 10 Allen County Scottsville 11 Madisonville North Hopkins


Kentucky’s running back Tony Dixon gallops into the end zone on Sunday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

‘Wave face another athletic team

LOUISVILLE — Taking care of the ball enabled the University of Kentucky Wildcats football team to take care of the Governor’s Cup for one more year. In a 27-2 victory over instate rival, the University of Louisville Cardinals, the Wildcats had only one turnover, while the Cards had five during Sunday’s hot season-opener. “Before the season I thought we had a good defense,” said UK head coach Rich Brooks. “Today, we sure did have a good defense and we scored enough points to win this game.” Good defense for the Wildcats overcompensated

for the stagnate offense, which produced a mediocre 210 yards — only five more yards than the disappointed Cards offense. “The field position battle was ours all day,” Brooks said. “The disappointing thing is our offense didn’t take advantage of a whole bunch of opportunities. We held the offense to zero points. “The two points they got were off a safety. And really there was nothing we could do with that play. It was either throw an interception or throw the ball away and have the refs make the call. I take my hat off to the Louisville defense. They made plays. They were very physical and we weren’t able to run the ball like we should.

We did not move the ball like we are going to have to this season. But the offense didn’t make any critical errors.” No critical errors by UK sophomore quarterback Mike Hartline was the difference between winning and losing, as his counterpart opponent, Hunter Cantwell, threw three interceptions along with a lost fumble. “We took care of the football very well,” Hartline said. “That was my main objective during this game. I didn’t want to give Louisville a chance to take over the game. I didn’t want to make any bad plays or negative plays. I know they

See CUP, B2

‘Wave offense stalls at Creek

By Ben Achtabowski

By Ben Achtabowski

Before the season started, Meade County football head coach Larry Mofield knew the first two weeks of the Greenwave season were going to be tough. Two weeks into the season, his mind hasn’t changed. The Greenwave (0-1) faced powerhouse Fern Creek last week, and now pairs up with a tough Meade County No. 1 ranked Athletics team in 5-A, Greenwave John Hardin Varsity (1-0). Football “The kids vs. are resilient,” John Hardin Mofi eld said. Bulldogs “They can 7:30 p.m. bounce back from last week. We can’t stay down.” After last week’s loss to Fern Creek, 34-6, the young Greenwave team looks to regroup and face another top opponent. “Fern Creek beat us last Friday,” Mofield said. “We can’t let them beat us again this week. We have to put that loss behind us and we have to move on.” The John Hardin Bulldogs boast one of the best teams in the 5-A division. Last season, the Bulldogs made it to the state quarterfinals. Many coaches

LOUISVILLE — Missed tackles can win games and it can lose games. Unfortunately, the Meade County Greenwave Football Team was on the losing end by committing several key missed tackles that created big plays for the Fern Creek Tigers. The Tigers (1-0) put up 34 firsthalf points against the Greenwave, which was good enough for a 34-6 win at Fern Creek last Friday. “We lost because we didn’t tackle,” said senior wide receiver Michael Addesa. “Those are things we can work on, which I don’t get, because that’s all we do in practice. It’s teachable stuff.” No single play described the night for the Greenwave better than the Tigers’ second touchdown. Fern Creek running back Jimmie Welch broke five tackles from behind the line of scrimmage, while cutting back around the right edge of the field. He then dodged two other tacklers in the Meade County backfield. The speedy Welch traveled 56 yards on the touchdown run and made the score 13-0. “They have so much speed on this team,” Meade County football head coach Larry Mofield said. “It


Annett shoots and scores in ARCA Hockey or the National standout defenseman on Hockey League’s loss might the national champion Wawell be racing and the terloo Blackhawks of the ARCA RE/MAX United States Hockey NASCAR League in the 2003-04 Series’ gain. Michael Anseason. nett was groomed The Bill Davis Racfrom age six for ing development the sport of hockey driver had college and even played scholarship offers it at a high level from Midwest unibefore opting for versities, but his racing at age 18. height made an evenBuddy “I really like Shacklette tual career in the Nahockey, but I love tional Hockey League racing,’’ said Annett, who too lofty of a goal. won two of his five ARCA “He was a good defenstarts over the last year. “We seman for the USHL, but did the hockey thing for when you get into the NHL about 13 years, but when it they’re usually 6’2”, 6’3” and was time to go racing it was he’s not,’’ said Deborah Antime to go racing.’’ nett, Michael’s mother. “He Annett moved to Chicago was good enough to play in to play for Team Illinois at the age of 16 and was a See SCORES, B4


ABOVE: Michael Addesa catches the ball one-handed for the lone Greenwave touchdown last Friday. LEFT: Tyler Mattingly recovers a bad snap against Fern Creek.


LADY WAVES 2008 ‘Hip-hop’ crew serves hot beats By Jorena D. Faulkner

game — takes the field by storm. Bradley and Hawkins are mentoring the team toward a successful season, which The pulsating beat of hip-hop medleys includes an upcoming camp, team appearwill once again be blasting gymnasiums ances at local events, and a full slate of reand stadiums throughout the gional and state competitions. state as the Meade County High “We have (home) football School Dance Team gears up for and basketball games and then another showcase season. we’ll do regional competition “We’re very, very excited,” and hopefully go to state,” said head coach Jessie Bradley. Bradley said. “The team had a Meade County “They work very hard.” camp this summer to develop Athletics Last year’s team boasted a a competition routine with Lady Waves Dance successful run which earned choreographers … a represenTeam it first place in the Hip Hop tative came from St. Louis to performs at Division of the regional chamteach the team the dance.” tonight’s pionship, and third place in Consisting of 12th-grade football game Hip Hop at the state competeam captains Carly Wood, tition. Second year coaches, Racheal Barr and Shelby 7:30 p.m. Bradley and assistant coach Chism, seniors Kira Hesse, Kara Hawkins said the team is pumped Casey Matherly and Candice Cruz, juniors up and ready to roll as the team’s first public appearance — at tonight’s football See DANCE, B2


B2 - The News Standard

Friday, September 5, 2008 The 2008-09 Meade County High School Dance Team is 16 members strong this year. BACK ROW: (From left) Freshmen Karlea King, Micaela Miller, Jessie Walsburger, Deirdre Bryant and sophomore Kelsey Adams. MIDDLE ROW: (from left): Sophomore Kristen Lusk, and juniors Jackie Patty, Hannah Clark, Tirzah Anderson and Melissa Arwood. FRONT ROW: (from left) Seniors Kira Hesse, Casey Matherly, Candice Cruz, and team captains Carly Wood, Shelby Chism and Racheal Barr. Head coach Jessie Bradley and assistant coach Kara Hawkins are not pictured


Dance From page B1 Melissa Arwood, Jackie Patty, Tirzah Anderson and Hannah Clark, sophomore team members Kristen Lusk and Kelsey Adams, and freshmen dancers Micaela Miller, Dierdre Bryant, Karlea King and Jessie Walsburger, the team had eight returning members this year. Bradley said the team is extremely self-motivating, making command decisions for everything from what songs they’ll dance to, to costuming design. With a limited

number of spaces on the team, Bradley said the selection process is serious business. “The only dancers we lost (this season) were seniors,” Hawkins said. “We have tryouts and bring in outside judges to score the dancers. We take the top scorers for the team. Our dancers have to maintain the same standards as in any other scholastic sport … such as maintaining grades and following the new attendance policy.” Wood and Barr have both been with the dance team for four years, making them the seasoned professionals of the squad. Wood said the family atmosphere only enhances

has its physical benefits, but the experience. “I just love all of the girls,” carries positive social implicaWood said. “It’s like a second tions as well. “Being on the dance team family.” “We all get along,” Barr really opens people up,” Barr said. “It just makes it so much said. “Everyone (on the team) has a different more fun. We have great “I just love all the girls. personality, so it makes it coaches and It’s like a second easier to conbeing on the family.” nect with othteam with —Carly Wood, er students in the girls just makes it so MCHS dance team captain the school.” Barr and worthwhile … it’s a lot of hard work, but Wood also said being a part of the MCHS Dance Team reit’s all worth it in the end.” “We couldn’t do it without quires not only a lot of practhe coaches,” Wood said. “It tice and dedication, but inherent rhythm and a natural just feels amazing.” Barr and Wood said being a born talent for the art form member of the team not only as well. Though neither has

had any formal training, both are considering following up their high school dance team training with a collegiate bid for the long term. “I want to pursue it in college,” Wood said. “I’d have to get more technique, but I’d like to further it … to be on a college dance team.” The team expressed excitement at its upcoming inaugural performance during the opening of tonight’s football home game, saying the cheering of an appreciative crowd really gets the team motivated. “We’re so excited to perform in front of the school,” Wood said. “Hearing the

cheering just fuels the fire.” “We’re excited to see everyone’s reaction,” Barr said. “It gives us motivation to keep up the sport.” The Meade County High School Dance Team, along with Bradley and Hawkins, agreed that although competitions and performances are fun, the most important factor in a successful dance team season is garnering the support of school faculty, students and the community at large. “We want everyone to come out and support us,” Barr said. “All we need is support.” “Come watch us at a game,” Wood said. “Go Meade County!”



UK’s quarterback Mike Hartline throws the ball out of bounds instead of taking a sack from UofL defensive tackle and Elizabethtown, Ky., native William Savoy.

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happen once in a while, but my goal is just to keep them to a minimum.” On the other side, a deflated Cantwell sat slumping his shoulders during the post-game press conference. “I’m disappointed with myself,” Cantwell said. “I wish I could go back and not try to make big plays and force the ball.” UofL’s only points came in the first minute of the fourth quarter, when Elizabethtown, Ky., native red-shirt sophomore William Savoy put pressure on Hartline at the goal line. Hartline then threw the ball away, which resulted in an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone for the safety, leaving the score 10-2. The credited safety sack was Savoy’s first play of his collegiate career along with UofL’s first safety since 2005 against University of Pittsburgh. “I don’t think I got rattled at all, this game,” said Hartwell, who started his first game as UK quarterback. “That safety was going to happen anyway. I was going to get sacked.

fore heading into an always tough SEC schedule. The “Big Blue” plays Norfolk State tomorrow. For Hartline, the work has just begun, especially, with an unsatisfactory offensive start. “I was really relieved to get the first win out of the way, in such a big game,” he said. “This is a great way to start off the season. Our guys couldn’t get any more confident right now. Our spirits are up, but I’m sure Brooks will tell everybody ‘that game’s behind us we have to keep on moving. It’s only one opportunity out of 12.’” “We can’t take the next few weeks easily. Even though they are non-league games against small conference schools, they still are going to play hard. We can’t take any game for granted.” As for the Cards, next week can’t come soon enough. "Luckily, we have a short week," UofL head coach Steve Kragthorpe said. "I don't think Saturday can come too fast. When you play as poorly as we did offensively, you want to go out and rectify the situation as fast as you can." UofL will play a much easier foe in Tennessee Tech tomorrow at home.



The coach said ‘you got to make them call it.’” But that was the only bright spot for the Cards. The team dismantled in the fourth quarter. The next UK drive ended with a Lones Seiber 25-yard field goal to extend the Wildcats lead, 13-2. On the ensuing drive, UK’s Trevard Lindley intercepted the ball at UofL’s 26-yard line. During the next play, Tony Dixon took the ball up the middle for a 7-yard touchdown scamper, to make the score 20-2. Cantwell was intercepted again in the subsequent drive by Marcus McClinton, but the Cards got the ball back after a Dixon fumble. Cantwell continued his turnover habits, fumbling the ball to UK’s defensive tackle, Myron Pryor. Pryor rumbled into the end zone after a 72-yard return to put the final nail into the Cards’ coffin, 27-2. “Maybe I’ll put him in next week at fullback,” Brooks joked about Pryor’s touchdown. “Boy, he was lumbering there at the end. I thought he was going to cramp up.” UK heads back to the friendly confines of Commonwealth Stadium, be-

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The News Standard - B3

Boosters provide edge on and off the football field By Ben Achtabowski

Football is often called a game of inches. The 14-memeber Meade County Football Booster Club gives an extra inch to the program every year, and this year might as well have been an extra yard. Last Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual football pep rally unveiled the new tools the booster club purchased to help the football team gain any and all possible edges. The booster club gains all of its money through fundraisers and concessions, which then provides tools and equipment needed by the football team. Those extra bonuses make the football program in Meade County one of the best in the state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we say Meade County, we want it to be in the same breath as St. Xavier (Louisville), Male (Louisville) and all the upper programs,â&#x20AC;? said booster president Rocco Addesa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want a program of excellence. We are just looking to raise the bar. This has elevated the program so much (with our contributions). It makes the program envious. We want to be the best program around.â&#x20AC;? Excellence is an understatement when walking through the football programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new facilities. Construction on the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s addition â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which consisted of new locker rooms and a weight room â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is just the beginning. Custom-made weight equipment paired with a superior sound system and open air football lockers, give the facilities a college environment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are trying to emulate that high level of play and


ABOVE: The new weight room has customized colors and a state-of-the-art stereo system. RIGHT: Rocco Addesa hands over the Gator keys to head coach Larry Mofield. try to do what (colleges) do,â&#x20AC;? said defensive line coach Garrett Frank. Pictures of previous Greenwave eras hang about the locker room. In the weight room, motivating quotes from Bear Bryant and other football icons adorn the walls. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly a sight to behold for any fan of high school football. This year, the scouting program has gone completely digital. Although football games are only 48-minutes long, preparation for the games requires hours upon hours of work throughout the week. Now that Meade County has become completely digital, it is rivaled to most Division II and III colleges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not many high schools do this yet,â&#x20AC;? Frank said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But colleges are going this way.â&#x20AC;? Last year, the boosters gave the team two state-ofthe-art computers, along with a computer program called APEX. The program

is voice-activated and can break down any play of a game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a glorified spreadsheet where you can enter all the data and every football play into the program,â&#x20AC;? said Frank. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then it spits out tendencies, star players and stuff like that. Then we can make a cut up sheet and produce a scouting tape to our players and coaches.â&#x20AC;? That information becomes invaluable to the team as it prepares for a new foe every week. In the past, with VHS copying, scout tapes could take hours. Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as easy as clicking a button. With the APEX program and a computer tower jampacked with seven DVD burners, coaches can produce scouting video in 1/16 of the time it used to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That cuts down on the time immensely,â&#x20AC;? Frank said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we have that scout sheet then I can burn seven copies at once. We hand them out to the play-

Quick hits: Red-hot Devils take out Waves Chelsea Stinnett digs the ball during Tuesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Owensboro High School. Stinnett had 16 digs during the loss. Owensboro won the last two of three matches (2518, 25-12).

ers every week. Then we are trying to get everything online so our players can access that scout sheet.â&#x20AC;? With the high-tech computer programs and fastburning DVDs, coaches instantly have a chance to start mulling over game video and preparing for the next opponent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It saves the coaches a lot of time,â&#x20AC;? said Addesa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only on just football but then they can have more time with their families. They are sitting here burning one tape, now they can burn seven in five minutes.â&#x20AC;? This program also will help playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; college recruiting tapes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When these seniors are trying to go to college, parents usually make a highlight tape,â&#x20AC;? Addesa said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We give them a pile of all the game VHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just hard to do. Now we can pull out all the plays that player is a part of and make a tape.â&#x20AC;? Having players advance

dously in urgent situations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most important thing about it is for emergency purposes,â&#x20AC;? Frank said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have a medical emergency, seconds can mean hours. It seems like forever. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really important for injuries, but then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenient to transport supplies, water, and other stuff we may need.â&#x20AC;? With all the tools, facilities, and equipment provided to it, the Greenwave football program has become Addesaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal: Make other programs envious. In an era of football where gaining an edge off the field will result in wins on the field, the Greenwave is certainly in the position to continue its winning traditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very appreciative of the booster club and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to work with top of the line equipment,â&#x20AC;? Frank said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hard work can be made easier with good tools, and they have provided that for us.â&#x20AC;?

to college ball is just another feather in the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap. The booster club also provided the team with a 42â&#x20AC;? plasma TV to view all the game video. The booster club also bought a John Deere â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gatorâ&#x20AC;? for the team. The sixwheeled vehicle will help the team with many on-field tasks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Gator is something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really proud of, too,â&#x20AC;? Addesa said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In past years, we have to go out and lease a Gator. First is finding one, then leasing it and all that stuff. It was just a huge inconvenience. Now we own one that can be used anywhere we go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used to ferry injured players, to get supplies quickly. One time, we had to get a playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inhaler. With the Gator, we can retrieve that much more quickly.â&#x20AC;? Football is known as one of the most grueling and injury-prone sports, but the Gator may help tremen-

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By Ben Achtabowski The Meade County Volleyball Team rolled over its first district opponent, Grayson County, in two matches (25-17,25-15), to claim its third win in a row last Thursday. But on Tuesday night, a tough Owensboro High School team came to Meade County and halted that winning streak in a very competitive threematch game. The regional foe is 8-3 on the season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with six straight wins, including victories against heavily favored regional teams Apollo and Owensboro Catholic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owensboro is a tough team,â&#x20AC;? Lady Waves head coach Michele West said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to work and get better.â&#x20AC;? In the first set, the Lady Waves found themselves in an early 4-0 hole against the Owensboro Red Devils. But Meade County battled back when sopho-

more middle hitter Tiffany Filburn nailed a kill to narrow the Owensboro lead to 6-5. She then served five straight points to give the Lady Waves a 10-6 lead. The rest was history as the Waves rolled to easily win the first match, 25-14. But the wheels fell off the volleyball machine during the last two matches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think winning the first game got in our head,â&#x20AC;? West said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The players know that the other team is going to come back harder in the second match.â&#x20AC;? The Lady Waves found themselves in another early deficit, 5-2, but fought back to make the score 7-6 after setter Shelby Chism slipped the ball past two jumping Red Devil blockers. Mental errors plagued Meade County, however, as it failed to keep pace with Owensboro. The Red Devils forced a third match winning the

second, 25-18. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Mental errors) are an issue,â&#x20AC;? West said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consistently mentally in the game.â&#x20AC;? The third match was all Red Devils. They jumped out to a 6-1 lead, then extended it to 11-6 midway through the final match. Unable to overcome the deficit, the Lady Waves fell again in the third and final match, 25-12. Senior setter Maris Harreld led the team in assists with 10, while Chism added five, along with five digs and three kills. Claire Cannady had seven kills, two aces and seven digs. Chelsea Stinnett led the team with 16 digs while serving an ace. Filburn added two kills, two blocks, and two aces. The Lady Waves played at Breckinridge County Thursday and will face Hancock county on the road Tuesday night. Check next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of the News Standard for results.


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Wave offense scores eight It was an offensive onslaught for the Lady Wave Soccer Team last Thursday when they scored eight goals in the shutout win against Pleasure Ridge Park. Junior striker Allie Bogard led Meade County with two goals. Junior midfielder Ashley McIntosh assisted Bogardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second

goal. McIntosh also scored the second goal of the game in the first half. Paige Long opened the scoring barrage early in the game and continued to help the Lady Wave offense throughout the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paige made some great passes,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Dan Shook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

look to score but to move the ball around. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see.â&#x20AC;? Other Lady Waves scorers were Chelsea Fochtman, Kristin Benton, and Alexis Hobbs. The Lady Waves played its first district game on Wednesday against North Hardin.

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ought to be illegal. They should have police out here writing them tickets.” The game didn’t start out poorly for the Greenwave. Senior kicker Jonah Cundiff kicked a floating ball, which was recovered by freshman Thomas Wilson on the Tigers’ 33-yard line. It looked as if the Greenwave could have put the first points on the board by having a short field to work with. “That was huge,” Mofield said. “That could have been huge for us to get on the board first against such a good team. I don’t know if that would have changed the outcome.” However, the momentum was crushed after junior quarterback Tyler Mattingly — who had his first start under the center — fumbled the ball in a collapsing passing pocket on the second play of the drive. “They ran a stunt off the edge and we didn’t pick it up,” Mofield said. “That kid (for Fern Creek) just makes a good play to knock the ball away.” The Tigers hit the ground running by having a six-play, 72-yard drive capped off by a 4-yard quarterback sneak by junior Tyler Hynes. Fern Creek scored for a third time in the first quarter with less than a minute left. Hynes threw a 21-yard bullet to Welch for a touchdown. Eddie Neito’s extra point failed making it 20-0. Hynes finished the game with 213 yards and completed 11 of 21 passes. The Greenwave offense was at a standstill the entire first quarter with four straight three and out drives. With 9:16 left in the half, Skylar Duckworth intercepted a Mattingly screen pass. Duckworth returned the ball for a 46-yard touchdown.

believe they are the favorites in their division, including Mofield. “John Hardin is a good football team,” Mofield said. “They should win the 5-A championship. They never rebuild, they reload. They are very talented and have a lot of speed.” The Bulldogs lost leading rusher Matt Denham to graduation, but will replace him with a more than qualified ‘back. Elias Camper, the 5’9” 173 pound senior halfback, is considered to be one of the best in the area and has incredibal speed. Last season, he put up 871 yards on 109 rushing attempts. “Elias Camper, his first name should be ‘Fast,’” Mofield said. “He’s like a bullet. I think he’s faster than (Jimmie) Welch.” The Greenwave faced a fast running back last week against Fern Creek’s Jimmie Welch. He put up 142 yards and two touchdowns. The John Hardin offense runs a Wing-T offense, which relies on deceiving the defense. “They hide the ball well,” Mofield said. “They have some good athletes there too. It’s a lethal combination if you’re not prepared for it. “They are a little bit of a throwback team. You see a lot of teams move to the spread offenses. But they haven’t changed.” That combination may be a concern for the Greenwave after facing tackling and assignment problems during the Fern Creek game. In order to have any chance to win, the basics of football have to be executed, according to Mofield. “We try to be as fundamentally sound, just like any team we go against,” he said. “It’s like playing an option team. It’s assignment football. You do your job. If everyone does their job, you’ll be alright.” The Bulldogs also return junior quarterback Alex Dingle. As a sophomore, he threw for 1,175 yards and 20 touchdowns. The quarterback completed 49.6 percent of his passes, while only throwing three interceptions. That kind of passing success is a testament to the team’s ability to run the ball and create the passing game. “They are capable of passing,” Mofield said. “Any time you run the ball effectively, you can pass the ball. If you can run the football, you can do whatever you want.” With all the praise and grandeur of the Bulldogs offense, their defense is just as good. “They have always been good on defense,” Mofield said. “They are fast and physical. You have a good combination of a well-coached team with good athletes over there. They do things right.” With the Greenwave offense sputtering


Freshman Thomas Wilson knocks the ball away from a Fern Creek receiver last Friday night. The Tigers ended their scoring with 2:40 left in the second quarter, when Hynes hooked up with tall, athletic wide receiver, Victor Terry. The play went 89-yards for Fern Creek’s final touchdown of the night. During the second half, the Greenwave came out with some moxie as the team faced a possible running clock after giving up 45 points. “The kids played hard,” Mofield said. “I think it was a pride issue. Since I’ve been here coaching, we’ve never had a running clock against us. That’s the challenge we gave them during halftime. We got to keep them out of the end zone and away from 45 points.” In the fourth quarter, the Greenwave finally put together a solid offensive drive. The team moved the ball methodically down the field for a 65-yard scoring drive. It ended with a one-handed catch by Addesa in the left corner of the end zone. Cundiff’s extra point failed, 34-6 “My best catch so far,” Addesa said. “Me and Tyler

(Mattingly) have always had chemistry, ever since sophomore year.” In the second half, the Greenwave defense held the Tigers to only 45 yards on offense. While mustering 174 yards in the final three quarters, the Greenwave looked much better compared to its one yard of total offense in the opening quarter. Fullback Ricky Funk led the Meade County rushing attack with 68 yards on 14 carries. Wing back Alex Furnival had four carries and 26 yards. Tyler Mattingly went 4-12 with 81 yards. Addesa caught three of the four passes for 89 yards. Wilson also added a catch for 22 yards. Welch ended the night with 12 carries with 142 yards, Terry amassed three catches for 139 yards. The Tigers had 379 total yards, which stifled the Greenwave’s 174 yards. “(Fern Creek) is an outstanding team,” Mofield said. “We made a lot of mistakes and I have to give them credit for making us make those mistakes.”



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college at Division I schools, but he wasn’t big enough (for the NHL).’’ Like most, Annett, a member of an elite group of ARCA drivers who have won at both Talladega and Daytona, had driven go-karts for fun growing up, but hockey had been engrained in the Des Moines, Iowa native. By age 18 he was nearly burnt out on the sport and admitted he didn’t have the passion for the game — or the college academics that accompanied it — before jumping into a race car. “I’d just done everything I think that I was going to do as far as hockey. If you’re going to be 5-9 you’ve got to have the skill of a (Pittsburgh Penguins star) Sydney Crosby and I didn’t quite have that,’’ Annett said. “I’ve had friends that go to school and play for four years and then come back and get a job and I wanted to do more than that.’’ At that point Annett went racing and his ascension over the last 16 months has almost been unparalleled. In his first career ARCA start for Country Joe Racing, Annett grabbed the pole last year at Iowa Speedway and wheeled his entry to a thirdplace finish. A sixth-place run at Gateway International Raceway and eighth-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway prompted a call from Bill Davis Racing team director Tommy Baldwin. “We had talked to Tommy Baldwin earlier in the season, but the success in those first few races certainly helped.” Annett said. “Sitting on the pole at Iowa in our first race helped. The middle of the season last year, my manager had made some phone calls, and at that time, Bill Davis didn’t really have the opportunities or the manpower. So we put the deal together to run the (Talladega) race.’’ Pilot Travel Centers, which has supported Annett most of his career, came along with Annett for his first BDR start

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Michael Annett (22, yellow truck) is trailing BHR teammate Johnny Benson (23) at the finish at Kentucky. last October at storied Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Annett had a good test with his new team, car and crew chief, and put the No. 28 Toyota on the outside pole for the ARCA RE/MAX 250 and come race day the 21-year old — in just his fourth career ARCA start — would hold off series and defending race champion Frank Kimmel for the win. “It was pretty cool just because I enjoy the experience of working with new people and working really well together,” Annett said. “I had all of the confidence in the world going into that race because we had a good test the week before. Tracks like Daytona and Talladega are crapshoots and I had all of that confidence going into it because of the test.’’ A little over four months later, Annett would come back to a superspeedway and pull off the unthinkable. In just his fifth career start, and second race with BDR, he once again found himself at the forefront of ARCA — and this time at the World’s Center of Racing. Annett would qualify third and fended off a rising fulltimer, two former champions and five-time Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart to win the season-opening ARCA 200 at Daytona International Speedway. Slated to run just 10 ARCA RE/MAX Series races for BDR this season, Annett got around Gerhart on lap 49 on a final restart and held the point until the end. It was Annett’s fifth consecutive top-10 run in five starts and despite a limited amount of experience, he appears to be the real deal. “There are a lot of things

that got to go your way,” said four-time Daytona ARCA winner Bobby Gerhart of Annett. “Obviously, the kid has an elevated level of talent. He’s in great equipment. Luck has gone his way and they’re entitled to that opportunity. It’s hard to say that he’s going to be the next Jeff Gordon. It’s too early to tell. Does he have a great opportunity in front of him? You bet you.’’ Last year, Michael McDowell took the series by storm when he won four races and finished runner-up for the championship — which landed him in a Michael Waltrip Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ride this season. Annett will dabble in ARCA, but has since jumped to a fulltime NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series ride at mid-season. He came out of the gate with sixth, 11th and second-place runs at Milwaukee, Memphis and Kentucky respectively and sits 33rd in the points standings despite running half of the season. “You’ve got to be born with it but my manager’s done a great job with surrounding me with the right people,” Annett said. “It’s been a really selective process. We looked at the tracks that we wanted to do and the tracks that Bill Davis wanted to do. Those are some tracks that we needed to get seat time on.’’ The jury is still out on the NCTS’ rising star, but he’s definitely on the radar. “He’s actually been in some of the best equipment that comes down the pike,’’ Gerhart said. “It’s too early to tell for both (McDowell and Annett). Nobody else really knows. McDowell had a fantastic year last year but it’s unfair to really judge them.’’


Fans can expect some hard running from fullback Ricky Funk tonight.

the first week, the team will have to kick start the offense earlier in the game. Again, Mofield feels the team needs to carry out on offense. “We just have to execute,” Mofield said. “The game is won on whoever executes football fundamentals. We have to block, tackle, and run the ball well.” The Greenwave’s running game was subpar in its first week. With senior running back Alex Furnival gaining 26 yards on four carries and junior fullback Ricky Funk leading the team with only 68 yards, the team will have to make some adjustments. “We moved (Furnival) to wing and he didn’t get as many touches as he did from fullback,” Mofield said. “Most people realize that he’s one of the only players returning and that he’s a good football player. So they are going to key on him.” Last Friday, senior Michael Addesa had a solid game at the wide receiver position and may see some more balls thrown his way. “Ricky Funk ran the ball hard and Addesa had some good catches,” Mofield said. “All the guys were working hard. We’ll try to get them the ball. We can’t give a kid the ball 30 to 40 times a game; people are going to find that out quickly. That’s not how our offense works. We spread the ball out.” Defensively, the Greenwave will have to tackle better and stop the big play capability that several John Hardin players possess. “We are going to work on tackling and blocking every day,” Mofield said. “We just try to get better. We have to keep our shoulders square and our feet hot at the line of scrimmage.” Though the Fern Creek game was not a pleasant sight for any Greenwave player or fan, the team still has a lot of potential. “I was more encouraged after watching the (Fern Creek) game,” Mofield said. “The mistakes we made were correctable. As a staff, we have to be patient with these kids. There’s nowhere to go but up from here. We’ll get there.” Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Meade County football field.

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State parks offer fall and winter elk tours Submitted by the Kentucky Department of Parks

FRANKFORT — Kentucky state parks will again be offering elk tours this fall and winter, allowing visitors to see these majestic animals up close. Tours have been added at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park — one of three parks that host the event. Elk viewing is also offered at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and Pine Mountain State Resort Park. The return of elk to the region is considered to be one of Kentucky’s biggest wildlife management success stories. The animals, after being gone from the state for 150 years, were returned in 1997. They now number more than 8,500. You can pick out a weekend, stay at a state park lodge or cottage, and rise early to

enjoy one of these unique tours. Participants should bring their cameras — there should be great photography opportunities. The largest elk herds are located on privately-owned lands that are normally closed to the public. This is one of the few opportunities available for the public to see the greatest number of elk. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park in Perry County is offering elk tour packages. The park’s weekend packages include a night’s lodging, two meals, and the elk tour. The package price is $150 per couple; $110 for individuals. Morning tours leave at 5:45 a.m. Stay an extra night Saturday for $45. The elk tour alone is $30. (The park reserves the right to cancel tours due to inclement weather.) Buckhorn Lake has a lodge, cottages, Bowlingtown Coun-

try Kitchen, hiking trails, mini-golf and fishing. The dates for the elk tour weekends at Buckhorn Lake are Sept. 12-14; Oct. 17-19; Nov. 14-16; Nov. 21-23; Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14. In 2009 the dates are Jan. 17-19, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Feb. 27-March 1, March 13-15 and March 2729. For information and reservations, call Buckhorn Lake at 1-800-325-0058. Tours offered at Pine Mountain State Resort Park near Pineville, Ky., are $20 a person ($10 for children 12 and under). The program includes a Friday evening seminar concerning the natural history of the elk and the restoration program, a continental breakfast, passenger van transportation and interpretive guide services. Pine Mountain has a rustic lodge, modern cottages, log cabins, Mountain View

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The Otter Creek Challenge is an eight-hour adventure race in which competitors will trek, mountain bike, paddle, rappel, and navigate their way through this scenic 2,600-acre park overlooking the Ohio River south of Louisville. The ROGAINE-style course will ensure that veteran racers get as much as they can handle and that beginners don’t bite off more than they can chew. If you clear the course, you’ll have earned some bragging rights. In addition to a fun and challenging course designed and vetted by experienced adventure racers, your entry fee includes sturdy, detailed course maps; a quality, wicking race shirt; a tasty prerace dinner Friday night; and a post-race celebration with awards ceremony. The overall race winner will be immortalized with the coveted “Golden Otter” trophy. The fee is $75 per person

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s statewide archery deer season begins Sept. 6. Despite the heat and mosquitoes, early season is prime time for buck hunters. “The first 5-10 days of the season are the best time if you’re going to harvest a mature buck in velvet,” said Bill Mitchell, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ management foreman at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area. “Bachelor groups of bucks are frequenting clover and alfalfa fields. They’re getting that last shot of protein into their antlers.” Bucks are still in their summer patterns this time of year. It’s not uncommon to see them coming into food plots and pastures just before dark, or even earlier if the weather is mild. “They’re probably the most vulnerable they’re going to be, in September and early October,” said David Yancy, a wildlife biologist in Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s big game program. “They haven’t gone secretive yet. They are much more visible, reliable and predictable. When they start to peel the


The elk tours at Kentucky state parks will enable visitors to see the majestic animals up close. recreational activities. The dates at Jenny Wiley for 2008 are Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28; Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26; Nov. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Dec. 6. For 2009, the dates are Jan. 10, 17, 24, 25, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14. For information and res-

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velvet off their antlers and female deer come into heat in mid to late October, the predictability starts to fall off.” Yancy recommends that hunters set up along paths that lead to fields or food plots, rather than on the edge of the opening itself. “It would probably be better to set up on a trail back into the woods,” he said. “Try to pattern them, and find trails going in and out of pastures. Work back from those trails and find a place where two trails come together and merge into one, then set up there.” Mitchell said setting up on trails that lead to fields allows hunters to catch deer before dark. “They’ll wait till that last bit just before dark and they’ll start stirring,” he said. “If the deer are waiting for dark, you can intercept them before they get to the field.” Setting up in these areas also reduces the chance a hunter will spook deer when climbing out of a tree stand. “If you spook them one time, more than likely the older deer will become more nocturnal,” Mitchell said. “Then you just undid all of your scouting.” Early morning and late

evening are the most productive times to hunt. Just like people, deer don’t want to move around during the heat of the afternoon. “They spend the hot part of the day in the shade,” said Yancy. “In the cooler evening, they’ll wander down the trail and out into the field. If the weather stays pleasant like it’s been lately, they’ll be coming out while there’s still some shooting time left.” Successful early season hunters should be careful to get their deer meat cooled down quickly. Mitchell cautions that simply putting a bag of ice in a deer’s body cavity isn’t enough on a hot day. “I would advise prior to going on a hunt like that, be prepared to immediately skin that deer and get him in the cooler within an hour; two hours at the most,” he said. “You’ve got to get it cooled or you’re going to lose that meat.” Before going after their early-season buck, hunters should be sure to review a copy of the 2008-09 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide, available wherever hunting licenses are sold. The guide details complete regulations on bag limits, licensing, hunter education and equipment restrictions.

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Strange but True

By Samantha Weaver •Some of those who research our sleep habits claim that humans’ normal sleep pattern should alternate four hours awake with four hours asleep 24 hours a day. •It was several hundred years BC when famed Greek philosopher Plato made the following sage - and still relevant observation: “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” •If you pick up those flashy (and trashy) tabloid mags in the checkout line of the grocery store, you might want to consider this: The reading level of tabloids is considered to be 9 to 12 years of age. •The first football team on record to have a live animal mascot was the United States Naval Academy. In 1890, the story goes, midshipmen acquired a goat and named it, with a great lack of creativity, “Bill.” •“Uncopyrightable” is one of the only 15-letter words in the English language that doesn’t repeat a single letter. •No matter where you live in the world, if you’ve been paying attention at all during the past 15 or 20 years you’ve heard the Nike shoe company’s slogan “Just Do It.” In the late 1980s, the company was filming a commercial in Africa and hired a tribesman in Kenya to say the slogan in his native tongue. Instead he said, “I don’t want these. Give me big shoes.” And nobody, it seems, caught the substitution. •If you’re like the average American, you spend more time watching TV than doing anything else except sleeping and working -- more than four hours every day.

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Horoscopes HOCUS-FOCUS

By Henry Boltinoff © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your Arian charm quotient at an almost all-time high this week, plus all the facts to back you up, you just might win over the last doubters to your proposal.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be in line for that job change you applied for. But be advised that you could be called on to defend your qualifications against supporters of other applicants.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new approach to an old idea is one way to get beyond that workplace impasse. No such problems in your personal life, where things continue to flow smoothly.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be more forthcoming about your feelings concerning a proposed change either in your workplace or in your personal life. Your opinions are valuable. Don't keep them hidden.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation in your life needs more patience than you appear to be willing to offer. Allowing it to develop at its own pace is the wisest course you can take at this time.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) With more stability in your life -on both personal and professional levels -- this could be a good time to strengthen relationships with both friends and colleagues.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) People have always relied on your integrity not only to get the job done, but to get it done right. So don't be pressured by anyone into cutting corners to save time.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) While others might get rattled over unexpected changes, your ability to adapt calmly and competently helps you make a positive impression during a crucial period.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A changing environment might be daunting for some, but the adventurous Sagittarian takes it all in stride. A friend from the past could awaken some meaningful memories.

Last Week’s Solutions

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your self-assurance rising to full strength, the bold Goat should feel confident about opening up to new ventures as well as new relationships.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Reaching out to someone who has been unkind to you might not be easy. But in the long run it will prove to have been the right thing to do. A friend offers moral support.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your keen insight once again helps you work through a seemingly insoluble problem in your workplace. The weekend offers a good chance to develop new relationships.

BORN THIS WEEK: You have a knack for finding details that others would overlook. You would make a fine research scientist. © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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CLASS REUNION of 1988, September 27, at Doe Valley Swim and Tennis Club, begins 6:30 p.m. Call Jeanna Turner for more information, 5475527. STUDENTS TAKING their drivers permit test this summer will need to call the counselors office at 422-7516 before Friday of the week they are going. The letter will need to be picked up by the student before noon Friday. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS meets every Wednesday for 4 weeks, beginning August 6, in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The purpose of this free class is to fully prepare the expectant mom and her coach for a good labor and delivery experience. Call 812-738-7830 ext. 2012 for information and registration. SAINT MARTINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHURCH HOMECOMING CELEBRATION, September 14 in Flaherty is celebrating 160 years as a parish. The homecoming celebration starts at 11 a.m. in the cemetery. Enjoy games and a dinner for $5. Children under 12 eat free. Please RSVP to 270-828-2552 or e-mail

FOR SALE - 14 X 60 2 bedroom mobile home with living room extension, fireplace, washer, dryer, stove & refrigerator on 5 acres on Cedar Flat Road in Battletown area-$28,000. For more information call 270497-4588.

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HELP WANTED - Part time church secretary, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must be knowledgeable in MS Word, Works, Excel, Publisher, record keeping, Web site maintenance. Send resumes to Rock Haven Baptist Church, 4444 Old Mill Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108. Call 828-2555 if you have questions. $600 WEEKLY potential $$$ Processing HUD Refunds, PT. No Experience, No Selling Call 1-888-213-5225 Ad Code: F6. $89 Start Up Fee.

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POWELL FAMILY REUNION will be held at the Ekron Baptist Church Christian Life Center after worship services on September 7, 2008. The meal will begin at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish or more. This year we also need you to bring a drink of your choice. Any questions contact Hilda Farris at 270-828-3131 or Debbie Powell at 270828-4945. DIVORCE without Children $95. Divorce with Children $95. With FREE name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast, easy and professional. Call 1-888-789-0198.

BULL CALF found on Jerry Cole Farm, Hwy. 228, call 270-422-2548.

Fun Job ACE Inc needs 25 guys/ gals to work and travel the US. Company offers 2 week paid training, hotel and transportation provided. 888-549-7888.

Airlines Are Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387. American Heavy Equipment Training Call 866-280-5836 You may qualify for State Training Dollars, Financing & Employment assistance. Equipment Operator NCCER Accredited Courses Training in Kentucky.

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Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start digging dirt now. 866-362-6497.



FOR SALE - Registered Border Collie puppies, 3 females that are 6 weeks old. Have had first shot and wormed. For information call 270-422-7200.



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Havanese Puppies. Adorable AKC pups. Shots, dewormed, dew claw removed. Sweet personalities. Nonshedding, hypoallergenic, all colors. Champion parents are health tested. $1000. Call 615-654-0225 or 270-846-4888.

BEAUTIFUL 1867 fully restored farm house on 2.7 acres. Approximately 2,500 square feet. 3 bedroom/2 bath and huge bonus room, large eat in gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors. $165,000. 270-496-4535.




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Friday, September 5, 2008

How to Write a Book

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a published author, then we have the class for you. This class will explore the ins and outs of writing a book.

Registration deadline is Sept. 9.

Thursday, Sept. 16 6-9 p.m.

Class will be held in Brandenburg. Registration is $55.

Community and Economic Development Center 610 College Street Rd., Elizabethtown 1-877-246-2322, ext. 68702 ECTC is an equal opportunity employer and education institution. Member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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270-828-2222 WOODED BUILDING LOTS, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. BUILDING LOTS in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. HOME IN VINE GROVE, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, city water and sewers, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, new laminated hardwood floors and carpets, located in Vine Grove on Shelton Street. $74,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 6.4 ACRES, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home or mobile home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 5 ACRES set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy. 1638 and Hwy. 933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. 1 TO 6 ACRE LAKE front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting @ $22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 1.3 WOODED ACRES off Buck Grove Road at Eagle’s Nest, city water good septic evaluation, nice property for your home or mobile home. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 4 acres, watter well, lays excellent, located on Shumate Road near Ekron. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. MOBILE HOME and land off U.S. HWY 60 and Hobbs-Reesor Road. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, on nice private one acre lot. $49,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 16 x 80 Mobile Home and one acre of land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new flooring and paint, with city water, located off US Hwy 60 and HobbsReesor Road on Stanley Allen Road. $54,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222.

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270-547-4222 Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing New house in Irvington with log cabin on 5 acres, $145,000. PENDING. NEWLY REMODELED 3 bedroom 2 bath house all on 2.3 acres and cistern for $79,000. 28 ACRES in Custer with nice views and road frontage. $1600 an acre. 2.5 acre lot with set-up in Irvington. $23,900. 2 bedroom, 1 bath single-wide in Rosetta $39,900. 10 acres, close to town with nice views, only $3,000 an acre. Irvington. View our website www. or call! Open 7 days a week! Good starter home with 2 bedroom, 1 bath, new paint on 1 acres in Hudson, Hwy. 84, asking $36,900. PENDING. 7 + acres in Breckinridge Co., lays good, mostly open with some trees, only $500 down. 39.5 acres in Breckinridge Co. near Webster, mostly open lots with road frontage. Call for more information. 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular home near Fort Knox only $79,900, owner financing available.

2 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME, 0.8 acres in Midway area, home features new paint and flooring and enclosed back deck, $39,900.

Bring your fishing poles… many river lots available with county water and electric starting at $19,900.

2 Bedroom 1 bath mobile home, 7+ acres, beautiful wooded building lot, Gaines Road, $59,900 Broker Owned.

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LOTS & ACERAGE 3.5 Acres, set up for mobile, septic, electric, cistern, driveway, Payneville, $26,900. MOBILE HOME LOT, 2 ACRES, OLD EKRON ROAD, CITY WATER, PERK TESTED, $19,900. FOREST RIDGE, 1-2 ACRE WOODED LOTS, RESTRICTED TO SITE BUILT HOMES, OFF HWY 1638 CLOSE TO OTTER CREEK PARK, $24,500. 1 acre, SET-UP FOR MOBILE, septic, electric service, cistern and small storage shed on-site, CLOSE TO Fort Knox, Hwy. 1238, Meade Co., $24,500. 13 Acres in Flaherty, mostly open with some woods. Nice barn, beautiful building site. Broker owned, $97,500. 2 Acre Lots, Guston area, ready for your site-built or manufactured home, starting at $19,000. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. 1-6 ACRES in Meade County near Fort Knox. Okay for single or double-wide homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. 7.7 ACRES, near Irvington, beautiful home site. Ok for horses. $24,500. Must see to appreciate. $500 Down. 1-2 ACRES, near Doe Valley Otter Creek Park. Restricted to houses, county water, electric and blacktop road. 32 acres and 20 acres in Breckinridge County. County water. Electric available. Perfect for crop, pasture or horses. 32 acres near Webster. All woods. Has electric available. Nice home site and good hunting! We pay cash for farms or land. Call MW 270-668-4035



If you own land (or can get some from a relative) you can keep your cash! ZERO DOWN financing available on factory-direct Singles, Doubles & Triples! Need a septic? No problem! We do utilities, too! Limited or no credit OK because we own the bank!

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STAY AND PLAY at one of Kentucky’s top golf courses, Cherry Blossom, Georgetown. Call 502570-9489 about Stay and Play, including furnished town home, golf for four.

AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885. THE OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 4974885.


Enacted in 1942, the KRS are the bodies of law that govern the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

According to KRS 95.017, Rights of uniformed city or county police or fire employees regarding political activity… Uniformed employees of any city or county police or fire department, while off duty and out of uniform, shall be entitled to: (a) Place political bumper stickers on their privately-owned vehicles; (b) Wear political buttons; (c) Contribute money to political parties, political candidates and political groups of their choice;

(d) Work at the polls on election days; (e) Aid in registration or purgation of voters; (f) Become members of political groups; and (g) Hold office in political groups and carry out the mandates of that group.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 422-1050. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington, Ky. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting held Monday nights at 8 p.m. For more info, call 270-547-0347 or 270547-0445. REPORT A CRIME, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed. ALATEEN meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. for teens ages 11-19 at the Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108. Any teen whose life is or has been affected by drinking problems in a family member or friend. Call for more information, 270547-4569 or 270-4974885. GAMBLERS Anonymous, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Center, Radcliff at 7:30 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Corydon Presbyterian Church. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Non-smoking. For more information, please call 828-3406.

Attention Drivers: Home Weekends! Get Paid 40¢ per mile. Tarp pay & 6% bonus! CDL-A & 6 months flatbed experience. Required. WVT 800-2466305 www.wvtonline. com. Big G Express INC is expanding!! Drivers living in a 50 mile radius of Louisville, Bowling Green or Lexington, KY call today for more information 800684-9140 x2. Company Drivers - MILES HERE!! Competitive pay, benefits & more. CDL-A required, experience preferred. Dedicated to YOU. Call anytime (800)4471211 x2057 or visit Deliver RVs for pay! Deliver “new” RVs to all 48 states and Canada. Get paid to travel! For details log on to Driver - CDL-A. PTL Supports The Red, White & Blue. Students with CDL Welcome-excellent training. Co. Drivers Earn up to 46cpm. Owner Operators Earn 1.41cpm. No Forced Northeast. Co. Drivers call: 888-PTL-DRIVE Operators call: 888-PTLDREAM Power Only call: 888-PTL-DREAM www. Driver: Class-A and B CDL Training in Kentucky. Truck America Training Call 866244-3644 You may qualify for State Training Dollars, Financing & Employment Assistance. Driver Class-A CDL Drivers Local, Regional & OTR Job Openings in the Louisville, KY, Evansville, IN Areas Full-time and part-time 502-452-1096 (2 years recent experience required)

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Drivers - Excellent Pay, Great Opportunity. Van and Flatbed Fleets. Smithway Motor Xpress Since 1958. 23 YO, 1yr. OTR, CDL-A 888-619-7607 www.smxc. com.

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Enjoy Traveling? High Earnings? Self Motivated? DELTA Truck Driving School. 16 day Training. Affordable Tuition/ Grants Available. Start Monday! Call 24/7 1-800883-0171. International Truck Driving School located in KY now enrolling students. Class-A CDL Training. Job Assistance. Financing to try to help everyone. Start working now! Call 888-7805539.

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Pug Male • 7 Years Old

2 Kittens • Male & Female 6 Months Old

Jack Russel • Male • Quite 1 Year Old • Nuttered

Transfer Drivers Need 40 CDL Class-A or B Drivers to transfer motor homes, straight trucks, tractors & Buses. Year round work. 1-800-501-3783. Want Home Weekly with More Pay? Run Heartland’s Ohio Regional! $.45/ mile company drivers. $1.32 for Operators! 12 months OTR required. Heartland Express 1-800-441-4953 www.

Buck Grove Baptist Church. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Lena at 422-2692.

WMMG 93.5 FM Your Hometown Radio Station! MOVING SALE - SEPT 5, 6, and 7th, 180 Redhawk Drive (Off Hwy 60) Furniture, Baby Items, Clothes, Go Cart, Some hunting items, household.

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Drivers: $5000 sign on w/ 1 year. OTR experience! Student Grads Welcome! American Eagle Lines Call 800-569-9213. Drivers - Call ASAP! $$ Sign-on Bonus $$ 35-41 cpm. Earn over $1000 weekly. Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR. 877-258-8782 Drivers - Flatbed Drivers; Get paid for your experience. Regional or OTR, Dependable Hometime. Class-A CDL Required. Owner Ops. Welcome. Boyd Bros. Transportation 877-800-6105 www. Drivers - Home Weekends, Great Pay! Company & L/P available. Paid vacation & premium benefits. CDL-A and 3 months experience required. Call (800)4414271 xKY-100. Drivers - Knight Transportation - Indianapolis, IN Division. 888-346-4639. BE Paid For Your Experience! STRONG, Debt-Free Company. Home time & miles. Earn $43,000 1st year. Medical/ Vision/ Dental/ 401K. 4mos OTR experience required. Get Qualified Today. Drivers - We have Miles & Freight! Positions available ASAP! Class-A CDL w/tank endorsement requiredd. Top pay & premium benefits. Call 877-484-3061 or visit

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YOUTH The Librarian’s Corner: Now open for inspiration Friday, September 5, 2008

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Submitted by the Meade County Public Library

Welcome to the Meade County Public Library’s (MCPL) window to the world of communication, “The Librarian’s Corner.” The Librarian’s Corner will showcase the Meade County Public Libary’s archive of available books, DVDs, CDs and programs, with a weekly feature and “in the know” column for young readers. We will let you know when and where, library activities are taking place, and how to enter our contests and/or prize drawings. But most importantly, we hope to bring Meade County residents together to secure information, share ideas, and have fun! Lisa wants you to know: All library services are available to anyone who lives or works in Meade County. Our facility is over 9,000 square feet of inspiration, filled with books, movies, and computers, as well as fun space in the annex. We have over 30,00 books, 2,200 movies, 2,100 music CDs, thousands of E-books, hundreds of audio books, and more than 150 Wii, Xbox and Playstation games. We also offer hundreds of computer software programs/games,


LEFT: Hannah Montana fans are crafty. They had “The Best of Both Worlds” with snacks, games, and prizes at our monthly H.M. program. ABOVE: A Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament was held on Aug. 23, 2008, with more than 41 challengers competing for awards in four top categories. and LeapPad systems. Diana wants you to know: September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. If you have never had a library card and sign up for one this month, you will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gas card. Kristie wants you to know: September is “National Yoga Month.” Sessions are every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Megan wants you to know: Our new weekly “Lapsit” program begins Thursday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the library annex.

Lapsit story time focuses on our youngest patrons (birth to two years old) and includes direct interaction between the child and caregiver. Story times are filled with short stories, finger plays, music, and lap games. It is a great way to introduce your child to the library, help them become accustomed to a group, and develop a love of reading. “Bedtime Story Night” debuts on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the MCPL annex. Children (ages two through five) and caregivers are welcome to join us

KY essay contest nets scholarships Submitted by KHEAA

FRANKFORT — One Kentucky high school junior could win a $500 scholarship to use at a Kentucky college of his or her choice, and a photo shoot for his or her school. Just tell why your school is the best in the state in 200 words or less. The “Promote Your School” scholarship contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and The Student Loan People. Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA and The Student Loan People books and other publications. To enter, send your essay to KHEAA, Publications Section, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798. You may also e-mail your essay to or fax it to (502) 696-7574. The winner will be chosen by a committee of employees from KHEAA and The Student Loan People. To ensure objectivity, students should not mention the name of their school or any other identifying factors in their essays. Students should put

their name and the name of their school on a cover page. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1, 2008. Students from high schools that have already been featured — DuPont Manual, George Rogers Clark, Murray, Trimble County and Boyle County — are not eligible this year. KHEAA and The Student Loan People provide millions of dollars each year to help Kentucky students pay for college. KHEAA administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, which is funded by the Kentucky Lottery, and other state grants and scholarships. To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa. com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 928-8926, extension 7381. For information about student loans, visit; write The Student Loan People, P.O. Box 24328, Louisville, KY 40224-0328; or call (888) 678-4625.

CORRECTION: In last week’s kindergarten preview, Noah Mathew’s name was misspelled. He is a student of Mrs. Gable’s class at Muldraugh Elementary.

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Saturday of each month in the MCPL annex. Aug. 23 Yu Gi Oh! Champions were: Advanced — Scott Chandler Intermediate — Corey Hubbard Beginner — Angie Branger Tag Team — Nick Kwarciany, Quentin Stewart We all want you to know: It is your library. Take advantage of it. For more information, visit the MCPL Web-site at www. or call 502-4222094.

Teen Dance sponsored by Saturday, September 13th

Location: Meade County Senior Center Building 6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Ages: 12-18 welcome Admission: $5.00 per person $8.00 per couple. Dance to music from a live DJ or hang out with friends. Concessions will include: hot dogs • nachos • light snacks • drinks


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Fresh Garden Salad Meal w/Mozz String Cheese, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Popcorn Chicken Turkey & Cheese Sandwich w/Pickle Choose Two: Oven Baked Fries Tossed Garden Salad Fresh Apple Strawberries

Choose One: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Choose Two: Corn Green Beans Fresh Orange Applesauce In Addition: Chocolate Chip Cookie

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Popcorn, Chicken, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Chicken Nuggets Salisbury Steak w/ Brown Gravy Choose Two: Peas Mashed Potatoes Fresh Pear Mixed Fruit In Addition: Hot Dinner Roll

Choose One: Southwest Pizza Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup w/Crackers Choose Two: Green Beans Cooked Carrots Grapes Pineapple

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Mozz String Cheese, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Breaded Fish on Bun Smucker’s PB & J Uncrustable Choose Two: Baked Beans Oven Baked Tater Tots Banana - Peaches In Addition: Mac & Cheese

Choose One: Biscuit & Gravy Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Sausage, Egg & Chz on English Muffin Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Fruit Muffin Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

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Choose One: Eggs, Hashbrown & Toast Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Breaded Chicken Pattie on Bun Choose Two: Broccoli w/Cheese Carrot Sticks Pears - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Pepperoni Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Peas Mixed Fruit Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/Popcorn Chicken Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Pork BBQ on Bun Choose Two: Green Beans Potato Wedges Applesauce Fresh Orange In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Queso Nachos Choose Two: Corn Carrot & Celery Sticks Oranges Pineapple Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Cheese Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheeseburger or Hamburger on Bun Choose Two: Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Oven Baked Fries Pears - Fresh Apple Banana In Addition: Cookie

Choose One: Chocolate Chip Muffin Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Breakfast Burrito Cereal and Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Biscuit & Gravy Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Breakfast Pizza Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Country Chicken w/ Gravy & Dinner Roll Choose Two: Peas - Mashed Potatoes Applesauce Fresh Orange In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/ Chicken Nuggets; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheese Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Vegetable Medley Pineapple Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Spaghetti w/Meatsauce & Dinner Roll Choose Two: Green Beans Garden Salad Pears - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Chz Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Taco Salad w/Tortilla Chips Choose Two: Lettuce, Tomato Corn Mixed Fruit Banana

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Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink

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Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink

Choose One: Sausage, Egg & Cheese on English Muffin Cereal & Toast Choose One: All breakfast comes Chilled Juice with Milk Choice Fresh Fruit Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree All lunch comes Choice w/2 Sides: with choice of Southwest Pizza 1/2 pint drink Choose Two: Broccoli w/Cheese Carrot Sticks Peaches Fresh Apple Week 3

Meade County High

Monday, Sept. 8 MULDRAUGH PTO MEETING, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 GRANDPARENTS’ COFFEE BREAK 9 a.m. at Brandenburg Primary Thursday-Friday, Sept. 11-12 HEALTH SCREEN, Brandenburg Primary

ing Week.” The Game Krazy mobile game van will be on site with space for 20 gamers to play simultaneously. Favorites such as Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution will also be available. All ages welcome. The Meade County Public Library (MCPL) Yu Gi Oh! Tournament season is off to a roaring start. More than 41 challengers took part in the August 2008 tournament. Yu Gi Oh! Tournaments are held from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. the fourth


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for our monthly get together. Listen to stories, lullabies, and relax. Kids, wear your pajamas and bring a pillow, blanket, or favorite stuffed animal. Donna wants you to know: A “Video Game Blowout” is happening Monday, Oct. 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Game Krazy and the MCPL are teaming up to bring you the latest video games to kick off “Fall Read-



YOUTH Learning as you go, leads seniors to ‘run the show’ as they grow Friday, September 5, 2008

By Tiffany Swink Youth Columnist

It’s a wonder how you can know something, but still not realize it. I’m a senior this year and I know it’s my last year in high school with my friends and the teachers I’ve been with for four years; but I haven’t realized it yet. Some don’t realize it until they are about to walk through “the line.” Others don’t realize it until school starts back and they are at home, while all their underclassmen friends are heading back to school. It’s an understanding of most that high school is the best four years of your life … it is probably the fastest four years of your life, too. I can still remember my first day of high school like it was yesterday. We all filled into the gym and the administration spoke to all classes

about how the year was to go, their expectations of the seniors, and their looking forward to having us; freshmen, in the building for the next four years. Many things change once you get into high school. Some kids do grow up, while others still remain immature. You loose friends and you gain friends. The drama you had in middle school was nothing compared to what drama lie ahead of you in high school. You have to choose what path you’ll take after high school, but that path really starts when you fill out our schedule for your freshman year. The classes you take will prepare you for what you want to do after your short, four years of high school. I really can’t believe I’m a senior. It just doesn’t feel like this is it. Although I am graduating this year and

leaving for four years to go off to college, that is not the case for all of my classmates. Some students will join the Armed Forces, some will go to college, and some will continue to live here and pursue a life in Meade County. Talking to fellow classmates this year as we walk the halls, we discuss how it doesn’t feel like we are seniors, like our class is just waiting for the ‘08 seniors to come back to lead us. This is our year though; our chance to make things happen. To make us, the class of 2009, stand out in the crowd. It’s not that we are afraid to take a stand in the highest position of the student body, it’s that no one prepared us for the weight of it, or for how fast our four years would go by … and then, the leadership was ours. Once our last day of holding the leadership position

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is over (hopefully) in May, the class of 2010 will have to step up to the plate and run the show. There are no classes to prepare you for being a senior. In holding this dramatically huge position, there are no after school activities or clubs. It’s just a “learn-as-you-go” type of ordeal. We are in our third full week of school and we seniors haven’t gotten the concept down yet. It may take us a while, or it may kick in tomorrow, who knows? But one thing is certain, we know that high school has been a blast. Through all the tears, the joyful moments, the breaking records in sports, and the drama. As part of the class of 2009, I can tell you, that when we do get the concept down of how to “run the show,” it will be a show the community will have problems forgetting.

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ECTC offers evening with Mark Twain, second annual Engineering Day event

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. —- Kentucky Country Music Association Comedian of the Year and Elizabethtown resident Jim Roberts will bring his one-man theatrical presentation, Mark Twain: Steamboats and Anecdotes, to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Saturday, Sept. 6. All proceeds from the 7:30 p.m. performance in ECTC’s Science Building Auditorium will help fund scholarships for ECTC students. The presentation is sponsored by the ECTC Student Government Association. General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for ECTC students, faculty and staff) and are available from any SGA member. They also may be purchased at the ECTC business office, located in room 107 of the Occupational and Technical Building. Reservations may be made by calling 270-706-8531. “Jim Roberts is a longtime friend and supporter of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College,” said ECTC President/CEO Dr. Thelma White. “We are delighted that he is bringing his Mark Twain presentation to the college, and we invite members of the local community to join us for an evening of quality entertainment.” Roberts has spent two years researching and adapting Twain’s work for his one-man show. “I use a mixture of quotes, anecdotes and biographical sketches to give the audience a feel for Twain, the author and the man,” he said. “Then I add my own interpretations of how he might re-

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ABOVE: High school juniors and seniors will learn about the engineering field during the upcoming Second Annual Rotarian Engineering Day scheduled for Sept. 25 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical college.

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LEFT: Hardin County resident and Kentucky Country Music Association Comedian of the Year Jim Roberts will present a one-man performance of Mark Twain at ECTC on Saturday.

act to present day sights and events.” Roberts is comfortable on the stage, having spent the past 25 years as a comedy entertainer. A retired small business owner, he is a civic leader who has chaired the Elizabethtown Community College Board of Directors, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, and the local Junior Achievement

Board of Directors, among others. ECTC to Host 2nd Annual Engineering Day The Hardin County AM Rotary Club is sponsoring its Second Annual Rotarian Engineering Day at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Sept. 25, 2008. High school juniors and seniors will learn about the engineering field through

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Casey County woman’s love story is certainly ‘fur-fetched’ Kentucky girl’s heart is wooed by a British rock star’s songs

Travel down Belden Avenue in Liberty and you may see a tall, red-haired man sitting on his front porch, strumming a guitar. A good ol’ boy from a local band, perhaps, or a Grand Ol’ Opry wannabe? Hardly. Take a closer look and you might remember him from American Bandstand or the David Letterman Show. Maybe you were among the thousands of screaming fans at a concert venue, when he stood alongside his brother Richard and fellow band members known worldwide as the Psychedelic Furs. When she was 13, Casey native Robyn Wesley became a fan of the group that diehard fans refer to as simply, the “Furs.” “I had friends who were into alternative music, and we loved the Furs because their music was just so different,” says the now 40-year-old head bookkeeper at the Casey County Bank. Formed in England, the Furs were part of the 1970s new wave punk scene that included such renowned performers as Blondie and Billy Idol. Co-founders of the group that first came together in 1977, were brothers Richard (vocals) and Tim Butler (bass guitar). After a successful debut in England, they became major players in America in the early 1980s with release of their album titled “Talk Talk Talk” and their original version of “Pretty in Pink.” This song was later used in a major motion

picture by the same name, starring Molly Ringwald. By the time she graduated from high school in 1985, tall, pretty, and blonde Robyn knew all the group’s songs by heart. Even after marriage, two children, and a divorce, her love for the group and their music never waned. It was at a Cincinnati concert in 2000 that she got to see and meet all the band members for the first time, an encounter Tim claims he doesn’t recall,” says Robyn. Over the next several years, she was in the audience when they appeared anywhere near Liberty, such as Nashville and Atlanta, standing amid other admiring fans mouthing the words to such favorites as “Love My Way.” At another brief meeting in Atlanta three years later, Blondie was part of the show, and security was extra tight, leaving them little time together. “Like a fool, I asked them for autographs at every concert,” she says, laughing. Thanks to modern technology, Robyn’s connections to Tim reached a new level on Jan. 4, 2007, at 4:45 p.m. “That’s when he sent the first MySpace message to me. “As a divorced mom with two children, MySpace was my social life, but I knew I had to be careful. “I made him go out and get a web cam to prove it was him I was talking to,” she says. Two or three months

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later, she was on a plane bound for Philadelphia and her first date with Tim Butler. “We went out to dinner and to see the movie “Music and Lyrics,” she recalls. They were married June 7, 2008, at Willow Springs Methodist Church in Casey County with Robyn’s children serving as best man and maid of honor. The wedding was planned around concert dates the Furs were committed to playing in Spain, giving the newlyweds a romantic honeymoon locale. “It still feels like something out of a fairy tale,” says Robyn. Tim, who will be 50 in December, says he is deeply in love with his family and his new life in Kentucky. “It’s so quiet and friendly here,” says the former resident of London, Eng-

Squirrel Pot Pie

By Laura Saylor

Rolled dumplings 2 cups all-purpose flour


TOP: Tim Butler, former bass guitarist for the Psychedelic Furs, strums a tune for Robyn Wesley on their front porch. ABOVE: The newlyweds smile in front of their home on Belden Avenue in Liberty, Ky.

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Squirrel Pot Pie The first hint of turning leaves, the commencement of school, and the switch from air conditioners to open widows, spark recognition that change is in the air. While the tastes of the upcoming autumn season include mulled ciders and pumpkin pies for most people, we Pennsylvanians recognize the beginning of fall with one particular seasonal favorite: Squirrel pot pie. Whether picking ‘em off with a .22 while seated comfortably from a perch on the back porch, or trekking out into the surrounding woods to nab a few while they scrounge for their winter stockpiling, my sister and I were bound to return home most autumn afternoons toting three or four squirrels apiece and anticipating the gravy and dumplings that would soon be accompanying our furry little friends. Older squirrels can sometimes make for tough meat — which works well with this recipe since it simmers in water for so long. Younger squirrels may not need to simmer as long. Two key indicators I was always taught to gauge a squirrel’s age were (1) ear pliability — even after dead, if a squirrel’s ears are still soft and flexible, he’s probably fairly young; and (2) teeth condition — if his teeth are worn and yellow he’s got a few years on him while younger squirrels have whiter, sharper teeth. The key for a successful pot pie is cooking the meat until it slips off the bone; I’ve ruined the recipe several times, resulting in a miserable “squirrel-jerky pot pie” fiasco on several occasions. Before cooking, rinse off and wipe down the meat well, removing any excess fur. I’ve also made that mistake — not cleaning the meat well enough and eventually having a fur ball floating to the surface of the boiling broth. We commonly used a bag or two of frozen vegetables in our pot pie, though any variety of freshly grown veggies would be ideal. Either way, squirrel pot pie is an easy fix, and though it takes several hours to prepare, once it gets boiling it can be left alone to work its magic on its own accord.

land, and New York City. “The countryside is so much like the North of England where my mother lives. I don’t miss the hustle and bustle of the cities at all.” Although the group has more concert dates lined up, including this fall in California, and is working on a new album, Tim says he welcomes the chance to slow down a bit and enjoy his new Kentucky home. “We’re pleased with what we did in aiding the evolution of alternative music, but now we get to cherry pick what we do. “We’re happy to go at our own speed, Casey County speed, not Hannah Montana speed.” Columnist Don White has served as editor at several Kentucky newspapers. His Kentucky Traveler features are published throughout the state. Contact him at www.

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j Come Celebrate i 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup shortening 1/2 cup milk 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the shortening and add milk to make a fairly stiff dough. Roll out to a 1/8 inch thickness and cut into 1 inch squares. Sprinkle lightly with flour and wait to drop into boiling water. Squirrel Pot Pie 2 dressed squirrels (roughly 2 1/2 pounds each) 2 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. butter Dash of black pepper Frozen, canned or fresh vegetables Parsley Wash the squirrel meat well with warm water. Cut into medium serving pieces. Put squirrel into a kettle, then add water and salt and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover tightly. Simmer until very tender, usually about three hours. When the meat is about ready to fall off the bone, it’s ready. Add vegetables, pepper and butter. Increase heat again until the liquid boils. Drop the dumplings into the liquid, then cover tightly and cook for 12-15 minutes. It’s important to not lift the cover during cooking. Place the squirrel meat, vegetables and broth into a deep skillet and arrange the dumplings around the edge. Cooking the dumplings in the liquid should thicken it to a rich gravy that’s just the right consistency. Pour the vegetable gravy over the squirrel meat and dumplings. Add some chopped parsley and another dash or two of salt and pepper to complete the dish.

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2008.09.05 The News Standard  

See MOVING, A5 See CANCER, A2 2025 By-Pass Road, Suite 205 Brandenburg, KY See HICCUP, A5 By Laura Saylor Feature...