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‘Finde It’ fundraises


Local business owner Rocklin Heath holds her fourth community fundraiser of the year, with a goal of $1,000 for the Shop with a Cop program.

J.T. and Eleanor Barger have been living the farm life for more than 80 years, and through thick or thin, they’ve stood by each other and their land.

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So close, yet so far The Greenwave golf team misses making the state finals cut by two strokes.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Volume 2. No. 52B

Meade County, Kentucky

Magistrates take first tango with nuisance ordinance

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Roughly 182,460

women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2008. Approximately 40,480

from the disease this year. Right now, two and a half million breast cancer survivors By Crystal Benham

Breast cancer has plagued women for centuries. Despite countless amounts of money spent on research and innumerable man hours spent searching for a cure, the disease still stalks women and kills tens of thousands each year in the United States alone. Breast cancer is described as a malignant tumor that forms from breast cells and spreads to surrounding tissues, often metastasizing to remote areas of the body, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Though the disease generally affects women, men can be diagnosed with it as well. Survival rates vary, depending on how far along the disease has progressed. While the earliest stages of detection can have a 99 percent survival rate, later stages’ survival rates are as low as 20 percent. The cause of breast cancer is still a mystery, though doctors recommend some preventative methods, such as exercise and maintaining a low-fat diet. Factors like genetic predisposition are uncontrollable, though the ACS and other cancer research organizations suggest women undergo annual mammograms and conduct monthly selfbreast examinations as key preventative methods. October was first dubbed “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in 1985 as a way to raise awareness and funds to support research. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is one of several organizations that became forerunners in the fight against breast cancer. The 13th annual Komen Louisville Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 11. The race begins at Water Front Park in downtown Louisville. For more information about the Race for the Cure, visit www.komenlouisville. org. For more information about breast cancer, visit

Fiscal Court rolled up its sleeves last week, and dug into the rough draft of a county-wide nuisance ordinance that would make noncompliant acts citable. During a special work session held Tuesday evening at the courthouse, magistrates, Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft, and Planning and Zoning Administrator Tony Coletta read through the first portion of the proposed nuisance ordinance, making critiques and adjustments as they deemed fit. The rough draft was compiled by Coletta as a “starting point,” and incorporated policies from the Kentucky Revised Statutes and seven other Kentucky county’s nuisance ordinances. Coletta said the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) office has been flooded with complaints during the last few months, and many residents have asked the commission to take action against the residents in question,



Decorated pumpkins and scarecrows will be on display at the upcoming heritage festival.

Submitted by Meade County Tourism

BRANDENBURG — It’s time to start thinking about Halloween — or at least pumpkin and scarecrow decorating. Contests for both will be part of this year’s River Heritage Music Festival, which will take place all day Oct. 18, at Brandenburg Riverfront Park as part of the Meade County Museum and Arts Council’s annual concert series. “Last year’s contests were great successes, and we’re expecting more entries this year,” said Jennifer Bridge, the council’s president and the family and consumer science agent for the Meade County Extension Service. Entries in the pumpkin- and scarecrowdecorating contests will be on display at the festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



living in the United States.

By Laura Saylor

Artists to carve gory gourds, dress scarecrows

women will die

Wearing mom: Daughter walks to remember By Jorena D. Faulkner EDITOR’S NOTE: “Wearing Mom” is printed here in an abridged version of the original story as published in the 2004 Women Who Write anthology, “Calliope.” I’d never “worn” her before. I remember when my stepfather told me he was getting us — each of her four children — a “memento” urn with some of her ashes in it. Fourteen karat gold; it resembled a miniature kimchi urn. When he gave it to me, I couldn’t even look at it. I put it away ... somewhere. There it sat, for nearly two years — until today. I knew that today was the day to “wear” my mom. I wasn’t sure how I would handle having her so close to my heart, but on the outside this time. I sat at the table this morning at 5:30 a.m. and opened the navy, crushed velvet box. I ran my hands along the top, absorbing its soft, ‘’motherly” feel. It felt like the top of her head in those last few days; like the head of a baby. I opened the box, and there she lay

wrapped in her gold encrusted glory. I held it in my hand, and it was cold. Frightfully, I turned the lid a bit to make sure it was sealed. I had this horrific fleeting thought of me walking down Main Street and mom spilling all over the ground, because today... she would be going on her first “breast cancer” walk. My mom always liked to say she wasn’t a “survivor” of breast cancer. She knew she was going to die. So that, in fact, made her a “warrior” in the battle against breast cancer. She fought for 12 years, but even with that said, she was never much of an activist. She was too concerned with saving her own life to march for any cause. I can’t imagine having to fight for my life. I suppose walking for a bunch of other women when you — yourself — are dying, can seem kind of unimportant. Nevertheless, I sat there holding what I have left of my mom … most likely her middle finger. The morning was rushed and nothing was going quite right. I kept dismissing

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Frances Guanella was a beloved mother, and a self-proclaimed “warrior” who eventually lost her 12-year battle against breast cancer.

Voluntary safety audit fuels new procedures at high school Parents asked to discuss theft prevention with children, avoid early drop-off Submitted by David B. Dailey MCHS Assistant Principal In 2008 MCHS participated in a voluntary safety audit conducted by a team from the Kentucky Center for School Safety. The results of the audit

provided MCHS with valuable information we will use to provide a safe and functional school for our students and staff. The audit team produced a report citing merits and identifying areas for improvement. The first area of concern was “theft of op-

portunity,” or theft of personal property due to ease of access. They identified student practices of “setting lockers,” which is rendering the lock mechanism non-functional to allow the locker user access without a combination. The report stated that student purses were left unattended in the cafeteria, empty classrooms, and other locations in the school.

We are asking parents to have a conversation with their student concerning these issues and to make an effort to reduce loss of personal property due to “theft of opportunity.” The second area for improvement was “unsupervised students in the building before staff arrive.” In an effort to create a safe environment for students and to ensure students are

supervised by MCHS staff, we will not unlock the doors until 7:15 a.m. each morning. Prior to that time, we cannot guarantee a staff member will be on duty to supervise students. Beginning Oct. 13, MCHS will initiate this new practice. Doors will not open until 7:15 a.m. Students will report to the cafeteria upon arrival and a staff member

will be there on duty. At 7:55 a.m. students will be allowed to leave the cafeteria and report to their lockers or classrooms for first block. If students are asked to arrive prior to the official opening time. staff making the request will be responsible for them. We hope this new practice creates a secure and safe school for the students of Meade County.

NEWS Student poet’s work internationally acclaimed, published

Friday, October 3, 2008

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By Jorena D. Faulkner

Writers in every genre aspire to be published, some waiting a majority of their life to receive that heart-pounding confirmation through the mail affirming their value as a wordsmith. However, Stuart Pepper Middle School eighth-grader Camille Buttram must wait no longer, as she recently received the highly esteemed Editor’s Choice Award, was dubbed the 2008 Poet of the Year, and was published in The International Library of Poetry anthology “Collected Whispers” — all thanks to the unyielding support of family, friends and teachers, and the experienced judges at www. “I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old,” Buttram said. “I got really mad one night and just started writing. I just got really frustrated and started writing, and it was really good. I can put all of the emotion, and voice, and details into my poetry. (Writing poetry) releases everything … it just gets rid of it.” Buttram submitted her poem to due to an e-mail notifying her of the

Tango From page A1 but P&Z doesn’t have that authority due to a lack of written ordinance. The previous Fiscal Court dismissed the county’s nuisance ordinance in 2005. “(The nuisance ordinance) will allow us to deal with problems internally and not have to create court dates,” Coletta

contest. The end result was an awards sweep, having her poem published on the first page of the anthology, and walking away with the honor of being the youngest poet published in the internationally recognized collection — which is strange, she said, due to the fact she despised the craft up until her fourthgrade year. “My fourth grade writing teacher is really proud of me, because I hated writing,” Buttram said. “She had to actually tell me … make me … do it.” Buttram’s mother, Christi Calhoon, and stepfather Cameron Calhoon, said they support all of their children’s creative endeavors. All of Buttram’s siblings — Michael, 19, Gabe, 17, and little brother William, 8 — were born with natural abilities in art, writing and sports, according to Christi. With an aunt who is a poet and artist, and a grandfather who wrote and published a book, Buttram was born into literary success. “I’m so proud of her,” Christi said. “I hope she continues with it. I try to encourage my children to do what is best for them. I’ll do anything I can in my power to help

them.” “I think she should keep on (writing poetry) and keep getting better and better,” William said. The 13-year-old aspiring writer not only enjoys expressing herself through written word, but is also considering a career as an astronaut

said. “We don’t want to drag citizens into court unless we have to … People have called to complain and (P&Z’s) answer has been, ‘sorry, we can’t do anything about it.’” Craycroft said the purpose of the nuisance ordinance is “not to restrict people, but create something in the middle where we can enforce respect of neighbors.” “This is not an easy thing, and it’s going to take some guts,” he said.

One of the first specifications Coletta suggested was to resist unanimous complaints. “The complainant needs to be identified,” he said. “If you don’t want to tell us your name, then we don’t want to hear your complaint.” He also clarified the meaning of the phrase “populated area” — which is used throughout the draft — defining it as three houses within a 0.1 mile radius.

pencil — (the poetry) will just happen!” To purchase a copy of “Collected Whispers,” or to rate the poem to help Buttram win the $2,000 cash prize and/or $1,000 scholarship, visit www., type “Camille Buttram” into the “Search for a Poet” search engine, click on “Sitting In Thought,” click “Poet’s Choice” at the bottom right of the screen, and rate the poem from one to 10.

or astronomer, having been hand selected last year by Flaherty Elementary School staff to visit the Challenger Learning Center of Hardin County, where she met and spoke with an astronaut. Buttram also said she enjoys Social Studies class, participating in the SPMS Academic Team,

archery, and hopes to play volleyball in the near future. “There’s a lot of things (I would like to do),” she said. “I’d really like to be an astronaut or an astronomer, but I’d also like to be an author or a journalist. I’m also thinking about being a teacher, because that seems really cool.” “She has a telescope sitting in her bedroom window,” Christi said. “We live out in Flaherty … there’s no lights out there or anything, and she loves to look at the stars.” Buttram said the only downfall to her writing is her obsession with grammar and proper punctuation, and the seemingly endless revisions of her work. “Of course, the only thing is, I’m obsessed with punctuation and grammar,” Buttram said. “I have a big binder at home that’s full of revisions.” Now in the running for a $2,000 cash prize and $1,000 scholarship with her poem “Sitting In Thought,” the budding poet also said it’s important for young writers to take chances when it comes to submitting work. “There’s no harm in trying,” she said. “Just wait until the time comes and pick up a

Components of the proposed ordinance addressed include quiet time hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (during which disturbing the peace offenses may be cited); unreasonably loud music emanating from vehicles; and smoke/odor annoyances among neighbors. After more than two hours of discussion, the work session concluded at “section H” of the draft. “We made some good progress tonight … and

we’ll get back into this again soon,” Craycroft said. Prior to the work session, a short special meeting was held during which a motion passed unanimously to place a stop sign in Ekron where Smith Road adjoins Shumate Road. Magistrate Steve Wardrip said Smith Road is used as a short-cut for high school students driving home from school who sometimes turn onto Shumate Road without

looking for traffic. “A lot of people don’t obey the 35 mph sign either … and it gets pretty dangerous,” he said. A unanimous motion was also made to accept a bid for a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for the 911 Center. Director Mark Bennett recommended a company that will offer the system for $125,400. The majority of the CAD system will be paid for with grant money.


Camille Buttram is trying to earn a $1,000 scholarship from for her poem “Sitting in Thought.”



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Entries in the pumpkin contest are limited to one per person. Prizes will be awarded in five age categories: 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, 13-17 years, and adult. Entries in the scarecrow contest may be in one of three categories — business, group, or individual. A winner will be named in each category. Entrants will be required to deliver their pumpkins and scarecrows to RiverSTOCK PHOTO front Park between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and remove them Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes are being accepted for the upcoming River Heritage Music Festival. between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. They also must register for the contests by completing ing 270-422-4958 or visiting sion Homemakers, Roberts entry forms and submitting its office at 1041 Old Ekron Family Farm, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, and them to the Meade County Road in Brandenburg. Details about the schedule McDonald’s of BrandenExtension Service no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. of the River Heritage Music burg. Sponsors of the scarecrow 14. There is a $5 fee to enter Festival and its featured enthe scarecrow contest. tertainers also can be found contest are the arts council, Downloadable entry online at www.meadearts. the extension homemakers, Dairy Queen, Meade Counforms and contest rules are com. available online at www. Sponsors of the pumpkin ty Farm Bureau, and Meade Judge-Executive and from contest are the arts council, County the extension service by call- the Meade County Exten- Harry Craycroft.

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Sitting In Thought By Camille Buttram Sitting in thought, Who knew it could become What I hoped it didn’t? Sitting in thought, I didn’t notice What she was doing. Sitting in thought, I wish I had listened. Maybe it wouldn’t have Turned out this way. Sitting in thought, I wonder if I started it, If I made the present day What it is to me now.

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Friday, October 3, 2008 Editorial

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Nuisance ordinance a touchy ordeal It’s difficult to refuse the implementation of a new nuisance ordinance. Unless every neighborhood in Meade County parallels Mr. Rogers,’ neighbors are bound to cross each other at some point in time — it’s inevitable. But drafting the ordinance is cumbersome and delicate. As Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said, the aim of Fiscal Court is not to “restrict” anyone, but to instill respectful standards. Good luck with that task, magistrates. If people were capable of residing with respect for others in mind, would we need a nuisance ordinance? The goal of the ordinance need not be to promote respect — a fruitless effort, really — but to set enforceable policies. Fiscal Court is going to step on some toes either way the ordinance is sliced, but limitations are in dire need. Residents are calling the Planning and Zoning Commission with relevant complaints, and waiting at the other end of the phone is the mundane reply: “We can’t do anything to help you.” It’s outrageous. People have the “right” to play loud music at 4 a.m., and their neighbors have the “right” to not have to listen to it. Farmers have the “right” to spread fertilizer, and their neighbors have the “right” not to smell it. How do these “rights” and wrongs become appeased? A flip of a coin or a fist fight in front of the dumpsters may be easier, and though Fiscal Court will surely take some heat over the outcome of the ordinance, it’s something the county needs. A succinct, unambiguous ordinance that unbiasedly promotes fairness throughout the county can surely do no wrong.

Frankfort’s education song an ‘oldie,’ not a ‘goodie’ Someone once told hit songwriter Steve Goodman that no one could craft the perfect country song unless it included “mama, trains, trucks, prison and gettin’ drunk.” So Goodman added this verse to a song he already wrote: “Well, I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison And I went to pick her up in the rain. But before I could get to the station in my pick-up truck, she got runned over by a damned old train.” Similarly, Kentucky’s efforts to reform education won’t work unless lawmakers move beyond throwing more money at a system that already fails to adequately prepare way too many students. Still, you can bet your next expanded-casino dollar, that most of what passes for education reform from Frankfort’s politicians during the next legislative session, will be dominated by demands for more funding. This, despite the fact that of the $18.7 billion budgeted for state spending in 2009-10, Kindergarten-12 education gets $3.8 billion and $3.9 billion — 42 percent and 41 percent, respectively, of the entire gen-

Letter to the Editor

My plan for the nation’s “bail” out

Decide on a National Median Mortgage amount (for the sake of this letter I will use $200,000). The U.S. Treasury will allow anyone with a mortgage under this amount to refinance their mortgage at a one percent fixed annual rate for 15 year terms and two percent for 30 year terms. This mortgage will not be tax deductible, netting a tax stream for helping pay for administration costs of this program. The rate change will save the average family 20 percent on their monthly P&I payment on 15 year mortgages and 30 percent on families with 30 year mortgages. This savings ($340/month) will serve to stimulate savings, paying down debt, and offset cost of living). Removing these mortgages from banks will stimulate the banking industry by removing bad debt and allowing them to recover without rewarding their past practices. We are not going to hand over billions of dollars to those you have proven they can not restrain themselves. Only available for primary homes, these mortgages should be made available to all current homeowners who have mortgages under the set amount mentioned earlier. A homeowner who opts into the program will no longer have deductible interest on their income taxes. So, a choice will have to be made. The removal of the deduction will net the US approximately $750 per homeowner in the program per year in addition to the one to two percent in interest, while saving the homeowner nearly $3,700 per year. Second mortgages and home equity lines of credit should be made solvent by these mortgages so there is only one single lean on the home in question. Foreclosures on any program mortgage will be sold at local level via auction with no corporate or foreign purchasers allowed. A buyer of a foreclosed program home will have the opportunity to opt into the program under the original terms. Home valuation will be set by strict guidelines based on cost to build, land value, etc. A strict guideline will be developed by a joint Government, Industry, and Homeowners group. This guide will be chartered for a given length of time, after which it will be evaluated by a new group at that time. Valuation officers will be chosen as non-partisan elections in off years, and will be tasked with overseeing the process of appraisals in their county or region. Ultimately, this plan will help the banks without completely bailing them out, they will have work of their own to finish the process but at least they won’t have a heavy burden of mortgages to weigh down their efforts. It will help the government by paying for itself over the long hall, and it will most importantly help all the families who are most exposed to this issue.

eral fund. Kentucky’s mamas want to know: “Where’s all that money going?” With billions getting handed to public education, why must teachers dig into their own pockets to purchase supplies so students can keep learning? conducted a survey recently, asking teachers who visited the Web site: “How much do you spend out of pocket each year on classroom supplies?” One respondent wrote that she spends “$700 give or take, plus my husband’s and the parents’ free time.” University of Kentucky economists are taking a more precise and less anecdotal look at spending than They soon will complete a report on the state’s education-spending habits. It may claim we need to spend more. But I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t also indicate that education dollars already appropriated could get used more effectively. Even if it turns out that Kentucky needs to spend more on education, those who repeat that mantra ad infinitum without acknowledging other solutions should lose credibility. Teachers unions and their

political pals in Frankfort — work in every sector of our most residents of the House society, except education. of Representatives so long I’m not buying if that’s what you’re selling. they’ve lost touch It wouldn’t cost the with the real world Bluegrass state of Kentucky a — stand among the Beacon single dime more to loudest opponents appropriate current of any change in the education dollars in a system that would way that encourages hold schools and accomplished proteachers accountable. fessionals to choose They “pooh-pooh” the worst schools, ideas such as merit and to pay outstandpay for teachers. ing teachers of math What other professions reward em- Jim Waters or science (we need those) more than hisployees based on tory or English teachhow long they manage to hang around rather ers (we have plenty). Yes, it takes money to eduthan their performance? And how many competent profes- cate our kids. But money sionals have passed up going without accountability is like into a profession — as they writing a country song withhave teaching –— because so out “mama, trains, trucks, little financial reward comes prison and gettin’ drunk.” Put another way, you for performing well? The city of Denver created couldn’t write the perfect ditits “ProComp” model, which ty about public education in paid participating teach- Kentucky without “spendin’, ers based on how they per- more spendin’, low scores in formed as indicated by stu- readin’ and figurin’, and getdent test scores, attendance tin’ taxed ‘till you feel like and yearly improvement. you done got run over by a Significant learning gains train.” Jim Waters is the director of occurred among student of these participating instruc- policy and communications for tors, and eight times — eight the Bluegrass Institute, Kentimes — as many teachers tucky’s free-market think tank. now apply for jobs in Den- You can reach him at jwaters@ ver’s worst schools. You can Don’t tell me incentives read previously published col-

Small town gal goes to college, returns to roots I’m so glad to be home. ond, like most college coThose are the words I tell eds, I dreamed of finding the myself every day now. love of my life; and lastly, I wanted to prove to Quite the opposite myself and my famof what I thought News to ily I would, one day, five years ago, when Me have a professional I left Meade County and successful cafor Richmond, Ky. reer doing someLike most small thing I was passiontown gals, I wanted ate about. to venture out to bigAs an elected repger places and start a resentative of the new journey … but Student Activities mostly I thought the Council, a chairgrass was greener on Crystal man for the Student the other side. Benham Alumni Association, In the fall of 2003, I the parliamentarian began my education at Eastern Kentucky Univer- for Kappa Delta Tau sersity. The campus is known vice sorority, and a Leaderas “Campus Beautiful.” It Shape scholarship recipient is breath-taking and scenic and Alumnae, I managed to achieve my first goal and with so much … life! I remember my dad ask- come away with a highly reing me what I was going to garded reputation. Due credit goes to my do with my life and a “big, executive positions held, fancy degree.” and to my freshmen public I told him I had no idea! After replying, I thought, speaking class in deciding “Well, Crystal, you have a my major, Communication problem. How are you go- Studies. I had spoke in front of so many different panels ing to solve it?” This is where my story be- my first two years of college, gins; it’s where I made many that I decided to go forth decisions (some good and and distinguish my public some, not so good) to get speaking skills. where I am today. As a sophomore in my I went to college with mass media communication three goals: First, I wanted class, I found a passion for to make new friends; sec- writing and news, and ac-

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as I walked across the stage to receive my diploma with a huge smile on my face and the name Benham painted in white on top of my black cap. I’d never been so proud. Almost nine months later, I received an e-mail from Laura Saylor, The News Standard editor, asking me to call the office as soon as I could; she had good news for me. Anxiety consumed my body. I had, “The Job” — the one I knew would allow me to reconnect with everything I had missed for so long. I was homeward bound. I’m taking my first steps toward accomplishing my dream of becoming a writer, and I’m excited to wake up am be living my dream. I plan to expand my writing and explore new, creative ideas, to investigate new situations, and bring you (our readers) the truth of the matter. As one of my professors once said, “Being a good leader is being able to recognize change where it’s needed most.” I firmly believe The News Standard has become a new leader in Meade County, and I am grateful to be a part of the wonderful change in my hometown.

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quired a minor in Journalism. I had finally made a decision. So, called call my parents and definitively stated, “Mom, Dad, I am going to New York to write for Cosmo Magazine!” Little did I know, what I thought were my life’s ambitions would soon be altered. In Sept. 2006, I met, and fell in love with a man who opened my eyes to the beauty and the blessings my arrogant, college mind had blinded me of. Growing up in south eastern Kentucky — in the poorest county in the state — his life stories made me realize just how blessed I was. I had never thought about how much Meade County meant to me or just how much I missed home, my family and my friends. Most of all, he made me realize my future and my happiness could not be complete without the place I call “home.” On Dec. 15, 2008, I sat in the Alumni Coliseum (E.K.U.’s basketball stadium) surrounded by a crowd of thousands and I could only keep my eyes on one small group of people. My boyfriend, best friends, and my loving family watched

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NEWS Locals lauded for service at annual Farm Bureau meeting A4 - The News Standard

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Amid agents settling claims and farmers trying to harvest their down crops, the annual Meade County Farm Bureau meeting was held as scheduled on Sept. 23 at the Farm Bureau Community Building at the Meade County Fairgrounds. During the meeting, young people were highlighted and the Meade County Homemakers received the Community Service Award. The Meade County Homemakers received the award for their many hours of community service to the county. Pat Ditto, president of the

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the feeling that mom didn’t want me to do this; that her spirit was preventing me from accomplishing this personal goal. It was ridiculous, but I still felt she would be angry at me for walking around with a sign in my hand with her picture on it. “Jorena, don’t let them come after I’m dead,” she said. “If they didn’t care enough about me to come see me in the 12 years I was sick, I don’t want them at my funeral.” I don’t know how I thought I could do a 5K walk. I couldn’t fathom exactly how far that was, but I was determined. We drove the hour to Louisville in silence, each one of us remembering her and making peace with what we were about to do. We pulled into the parking spot and assembled en masse at the back of the van. It was a beautiful morning and the air was crisp and clean. Pausing on the way up Main Street, we took photos of each other in groups to lock the moment in time. Although we were six strong, as I looked at my little sister, I knew in our hearts we walked alone with our memories, trying to smile, when inside, with every step, remembering. We contemplated starting out small with the 1 Mile Family Walk. I hardly thought that befitting to the type of mother we had; she could never do anything small. Many people had described her as “larger than life.” Her personality permeated everything she touched, and if the task at hand seemed too routine — or easy — mom would always find a way to “kick it up a notch.” I looked around laughing — acting happy to be there — while I took in my surroundings. As we got closer to the starting site, I simply lost my breath. As far as the eye could see were people — young, old, women, men, children … floating faces in the morning haze. Burned into my memory were the hand-written, faceless names of mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, co-workers, patients and so on; all of these women, affected by this killer of womankind. I looked at my sign and saw my mother’s youthful face staring back at me. Thousands of people there — people who didn’t know her — people who didn’t know of her fight or of her struggle. They didn’t know what I’d been through. They knew not of the pain — the tragedy — that was her death. Nor did they know the victory of her life, how her home fried chicken tasted, her infectious laugh, or her giving nature. “Wow,” I thought. “They missed out on a really great person.” And I realized that I too, had missed out on their great person’s life. No one would remember her; this I knew. I carried my sign knowing the people in the crowd — even if they had a slight flickering of recognition — would not

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homemakers, received the award on behalf of organization, and several members were there to receive the honors as well. Students competed for two $500 scholarships in the Outstanding Youth Contest. Those competing were Lydia Richardson, Valerie Hobbs, Alex Richardson, Callie Hobbs, and Ashley Carter. Valerie Hobbs won a $500 scholarship awarded by Meade County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Alex Richardson won a $500 scholarship awarded by Meade County Farm Bureau. Students competed in a variety contest at the meeting. They were Candace Cruz, Annie Devries, Adriremember; nearly two years gone by. “What ever happened to Fran?” Questions — I’m sure — that have been asked in the past, now long forgotten and replaced by who won “Survivor” or what the new “bachelor’s” name is. While I entertained memories and contemplated the spirituality of the event, the horn blew and everybody took off like it was a race for their own lives; and perhaps it was. There were survivors and people currently “fighting” in the race, too. They wore special pink shirts. I had this uncontrollable urge to go up to them and hug them — to connect with them somehow — to touch them in some way. I remembered my mother’s wigs. “Jorena, make sure I’m wearing my Brittany wig when they take me out of here,” she said. “Then make sure that you give (my wigs) to Hospice. Someone out there needs these badly.” Someone out there today proudly displays a “Brittany” wig, which once adorned the head of a very loved mother. My family walked with pride, raising our signs above our heads, above the crowd. I snapped off pictures of our smiling faces during the first few miles. I reached my hand up and grabbed mom and I held her tight. The cool feel of metal in my hands replacing that once warm love I knew as my mother. I closed my eyes and felt her with me. By the two-mile marker, I was drenched in sweat and laboring for air. I snapped one last photo to remind myself later what “kicking it up a notch” looks like … in all of its ugly glory. At two and one-half miles, I want to give up and say I gave it my best shot. Everyone was looking at me. I felt exposed, naked and vulnerable. I wondered if they thought I was sick; I wondered if they though I was walking for myself. In a way, I am. As I looked into the distance, I realized we were close to the back of the crowd with the sickest of the walkers. My hair plastered to my bright red face, sunglasses sliding down my nose from sweat, I pushed my sleeves up to my elbows and dug my blistered feet down into the soles of my shoes. I was moving towards a bright blue banner, caressing the sky with lettering that read, “Finish” … the race would be over, and I would win. No, I wouldn’t come in first. I wouldn’t come in last. But, I would not give up. I wore my mom that day, but I’ve come to see that I wear her every day. Every daughter wears her mother. When I look in the mirror and I smile, there she is. Some people say I’m “larger than life” … and that I am. Everyone, is larger than this life. This is the first installation in a three part series on persons affected by breast cancer. If you would like to have your story profiled, contact Jorena Faulkner at jorena@


The Meade County Homemakers (above) and Valerie Hobbs and Alex Richardson (left) were presented with awards during the recent Farm Bureau meeting. enne Poole, Kelsey Sutton, Morgan Turner, and Madeline Beavin. Candace Cruz won this

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ceived $30 and a plaque. The other contestants received $20 for their entry. Candace, Kelsey, Morgan

and Madeline sang their own song selections and Annie and Adrienne performed a ballet.

Autumn celebrated at Flaherty festival The parking lot of Flaherty Elementary School was jam-packed last Friday night, as its fifth annual fall festival was held. Offering more than 20 types of games, raffles, and the crowd-pleasing chili and hot dog supper, the school raised more than $20,000 for school funds. The large turnout was better than expected, “considering the (condition of) the economy,” said Melissa Tabor, a teacher and P.T.O. Treasurer. A corn-hole tournament was new to this year’s event, and the silent basket auction continued to be a favorite with the adult crowd. The fish pond, sock-it-to-the-teacher, and duck pond games, along with the dunking booth, were the classic favorites among students. “It’s the (event) that brings the community together,” Amy Hamilton, special education teacher, said.


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Funds raised to help mentally, physically challenged live better lives Submitted by Jennifer Lyons MARC Benefit Horse Show Coordinator

On Oct. 11, the Meade Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC) will hold a benefit horse show. MARC, which was established in 1963, provides housing for eight mentally and physically handicapped adults. At

that time, these individuals were children and were not expected to live to adulthood. Many have outlived their parents or the parent is elderly and not able to care for them any longer. We are very happy to say they are alive and doing well. At the age of 21, the government funding is sig-

nificantly cut and they receive only enough money to pay their rent. MARC is only able to provide them with basic necessities. They are doing their best to make up the difference, but it becomes very difficult. Along with the MARC Anchor House, MARC Industries provides a way for participants in the program to work daily and make a little money for themselves. It also allows the indi-

MillerCoors asked to drop energy drink with high alcohol content Submitted by the Office of the Governor

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway, a member of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Youth Access to Alcohol Committee, joined 24 other state attorneys general in calling on MillerCoors, LLC, to abandon its plan to introduce a new alcoholic energy drink. The energy drink in question — Sparks Red — contains significantly elevated alcohol content. In a letter to W. Leo Kiely, chief executive officer of MillerCoors, Conway and his colleagues said MillerCoors’s decision to introduce Sparks Red defies increasing evidence from medical and public health professionals about the dangers of mixing alcohol with stimulants found in energy drinks. Sparks Red contains as much as eight percent alcohol by volume, a significant increase over the alcohol content found in other alcoholic energy drinks. The states have repeatedly raised concerns

College students who about alcoholic energy drinks, particularly re- reported consuming algarding their appeal to cohol mixed with energy young drinkers and their drinks also had signifipossible adverse health ef- cantly higher prevalence of alcoholfects. related con“Alcoholsequences fueled ensuch as sexergy drinks ual assault such as and injury. Sparks Red In June, constitute Anheusera serious Busch Comhealth and panies, Inc. safety risk — also unfor Amerider pressure ca’s youth,” from several Conway state attorsaid. “Millneys general erCoors’s —Jack Conway, — agreed to decision to Attorney General discontinue introduce its alcoSparks Red holic drinks defies inspiked with creasing, undeniable evidence from caffeine and other stimumedical and public health lants, including “Tilt” and professionals about the “Bud Extra.” “I urge MillerCoors to dangers of mixing alcohol with stimulants found in follow Anheuser-Bush’s lead and discontinue energy drinks.” The attorneys general plans to launch a drink cited one recent study that that poses a serious health found college students threat to our youth,” Conwho mix alcohol and en- way said. “If MillerCoors ergy drinks engage in in- persists, they should take creased heavy episodic notice that attorneys gendrinking and have twice eral, in concert, are preas many episodes of week- pared to pursue all legal remedies.” ly drunkenness.

“Alcohol-fueled energy drinks ... constitute a serious health and safety risk for America’s youth.”

David T. Wilson Elementary School receives donation

viduals to be with others by community integration. This program does not only benefit the residents that live in the house, it extends to the Meade County individuals that are mentally, physically, and emotionally handicapped. Unfortunately, the number of workers has decreased, because MARC is no longer able to afford their transportation. These are just a few problems

that face MARC daily. The First Annual Horse Show raised $4,726. Donations from the community, and many others, made the show a huge success. With over $4,000 raised, MARC was able to get new flooring, a dishwasher, and mini blinds in their home. It also provided Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner, and aprons to cover clothing while working. This year, the Meade County Saddle Club will

hold the Second Annual Horse Show on Oct. 11. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000. With your help, this goal is not out of reach. Along with the horse show, we will have an auction, plate dinners, face painting, and much more. The Meade County Saddle Club and MARC are asking for your help. For more information, please contact Jennifer Lyons at 270-422-1932 or 270-945-9803.

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David T. Wilson Elementary School students watch as Steven Southwell (left), of Vulcan Materials Company, presents a check to David T. Wilson Elementary School Principal Donna Foushee.

Steven Southwell, of Vulcan Materials Company, presented a check last week to Donna Foushee, principal of David T. Wilson Elementary School in Brandenburg. Students Alex Kuprion, Cody Janes, Kynarose McNemar and Cody Downs were on hand to help Mrs. Foushee greet Mr. Southwell. The money donated will purchase a new computer for the library to be utilized by all students. Vulcan has been an active partner with the school for the past three years. The company has helped with purchasing school supplies for the students, volunteering in the classroom, and giving gifts to the staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.




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Marshall Columbus Reesor, Jr. died Aug. 10, 2008 in Athens, Texas. He was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Brandenburg to Catherine Reesor and the late Marshall Reesor, Sr. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1962 to 1966 in Youngstown, N.Y., during which, he met and married the love of his life, the late Angela (D’Aloise) Reesor. He retired from Occidental Petroleum Co. in Niagara Falls, N.Y., after 32 years of service, and moved to Dallas in 2000 to start his own trucking company. As an avid pilot and fisherman, he later moved to Gun Barrell City, Texas, where he enjoyed many hours of fishing and boating on Cedar Lake. He was a loving son, brother, father and grandfather, and a great friend and neighbor to many. He will be remembered as a kind, loving, generous and talented man. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Mary Angela Reesor; and one sister, Mary Krack. He is survived by his children, Barbara (Mike) Sivells and John (Julie) Reesor; four grandchildren, Joey and Arianna Sivells, and Ethan and Alyssa Reesor; his mother, Catherine Reesor; two brothers, James and David Reesor; three sisters, Margaret Adams, Fay Wilkins and Ann Logsdon; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in the Garnetsville Cemetary on Aug. 16. Online condolences may be left at www.owenfuneralhome. com.

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The Community Calendar is a free service to community groups and organizations for event announcements. However, if you have an event where there is a charge listed, there will be a $7 flat fee for each time the announcement runs. No beauty pageants or yard sales. The News Standard office is located at 1065 Old Ekron Rd. Call 270-422-4542 or e-mail Deadline for Friday’s paper is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Throughout the Month of October HALLOWEEN FAMILY FEST 2008 Otter Creek Park Campground Oct. 3-4, Oct. 10-11, Oct. 17-18, and Oct. 24-25 Every weekend throughout the month of October, Otter Creek will be hosting a family funfest at its campground. Entertainment, games, contest, tournaments, ghost stories, a bevy of Halloween activities and more every weekend! For more information, visit Otter Creek Park Web site at, or call 502-574-4583.

Ella Darlene Hobbs, 41, of Owensboro, Ky., died Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence. She was born Oct. 9, 1966, in Elizabethtown, Ky. She is survived by her mother Deloise Faye (Johnie) Priddy; her father, Joseph Hobbs, Jr.; one son, Christopher Michael Hobbs of Owensboro, Ky.; one daughter, Aunna Nicole Howard of Owensboro, Ky.; one sister, Kimberly Faye Hobbs of Owensboro, Ky.; and a special cousin, David Dudgeons of Rineyville, Ky. Funeral Services were held Sept. 26, 2008 at The Holy Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Irvington, Ky. Burial was in Big Springs Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements were held by Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky.

Saturday, Oct. 4 GTCC GOLF SCRAMBLE Glad Tidings 3rd Annual Golf Scramble Shotgun start at 9 a.m. EST Cost includes prizes, lunch and cart. For more information or to sign-up, call 502-259-8838 or 270-945-3070. Sunday, Oct. 5 BENNETT-GREER REUNION 1 p.m. at the Battletown Community Park. Potluck dinner. Family and friends are welcome. Call 270-422-1131.

Annemarie Bryant

Annemarie Bryant, 73, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sept. 29, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She is survived by her husband, Benny R. Bryant of Radcliff, Ky.; one son, Rudy Bryant of Brandenburg; a sister, Lore Auer of Waukee, Iowa; four grandchildren, Millicent Thomas of Brandenburg, Melissa McGehee of Greenville, Ind., Tiffany Bryant of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Jesse Bryant of Fort Stewart, Ga.; two great-grandsons, Harry Bloomer of Brandenburg and Michael McGehee, Jr. of Greenville, Ind.; one niece, Lois “Candy” Bryant of La.; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Bryant of Alvin, Texas. Visitation was on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Oct. 2, 2008, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Rev. Ron Burgess officiating. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

Bethel/Muldraugh Methodist Church 120 Bethel Church Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-4501 Big Springs Baptist Church 755 Big Springs Rd, Ekron 270-828-3844 Blue River Island Baptist Church 595 Big Bend Road, Battletown 270-497-4877 Brandenburg Church of Christ Brandenburg, Ky 270-422-3878 Brandenburg Church of God 1 Howard Drive, Brandenburg 270-422-5488 Brandenburg United Methodist Church 215 Broadway, Brandenburg 270-422-2810 Buck Grove Baptist Church 255 Buck Grove Rd, Ekron 270-828-2717 Canaanland Ministries Inc. 674 D.E. Brown Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-1087 Church of the Nazarene 713 Old State Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-4691

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Monday, Oct. 6 MARC PROGRAM 7 p.m. Meade County Extension Office MARC will be hosting a speaker for families and guardians on the Michelle P. Waiver Program (the new Medicaid Program for families who may need support for their family member in order for them to stay within the community) for the mentally challenged. For more information, call Debbie Troutman at 270-497-4643.

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FALL READING WEEK BEGINS The Meade County Public Library will be hosting its Fall Reading Week from Oct. 6 to Oct. 10.

Martha Dowell

Martha Dowell, 74, of Irvington, Ky., died at her residence. She was born in Bardstown Junction, Ky., to the late Epharim and Anna Mae Norris. She was preceded in death by her husband Orville Dowel; and one sister, Gonda Woods She is survived by four sons, James, Steven, Gregory, and Kenneth Dowell; one daughter, Susan Gilliland; one brother, Epharim Norris Jr.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 27, 2008, at 11 a.m. EDT at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky. Burial was held in Bethel Cemetery.


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EKRON CITY COUNCIL 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Ekron City Hall. HOPE AND HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Harrison County Hospital, Capitol Room 2. Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. For more information, call 812-738-7893. MEADE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Story Hour 10:30 a.m. for children 0-5 years old every Tuesday in the library annex. Includes books, activities, games and crafts pertaining to a theme. Free and open to the public. Meade County Public Library, 270-422-2094. Wednesday, Oct. 8 MEADE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Yoga 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Free and open to the public. Meade County Public Library, 270-422-2094. COMMUNITY TURKEY AND DRESSING DINNER P.L. Casey Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, Ky. Every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meals may vary. All are welcome. Thursday, Oct. 9 MEADE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Lapsit Program 10:30 a.m. Children’s Art Classes 6 p.m. for children 8-14 years old every Thursday in the library annex. Free and open to the public. Meade County Public Library, 270-422-2094.

Cedar Grove Bible Methodist Church Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-8095 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Old Ekron Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-3656 Cold Spring Baptist Church 4997 Battletown Rd, Battletown 270-497-4500 Community Baptist Church 3770 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 270-828-6500 Ekron Baptist Church 2775 Hayesville Rd, Ekron 270-422-2958 First Baptist Church 338 High Street, Brandenburg 270-422-3355 Full Gospel Church of God 303 Smith Rd, Ekron 270-828-8107 Glad Tidings Christian Center 485 Bypass Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-2020 Gospel Fellowship 1794 Rhodelia Rd, Payneville 270-496-4311 Grace Baptist Church 7691 Hwy 60, Ekron 270-828-2333

Grace Freewill Baptist Church 13490 Rineyville Rd. Flaherty 270-828-3120 Guston Baptist Church Guston, Ky 270-547-5505 Guston Missionary Baptist Church 14110 Hwy 60, Guston 270-547-7703 Helping Hands Ministry 2615 Brandenburg Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-1819 Higher Encounters Ministries 5280 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg 270-828-5443 Hill Grove Baptist Church 55 Ammons Lane, Guston 270-422-1837 Hill Grove Church of Christ Rt. 1, Guston 270-828-2110 Hill Grove Church of God of Prophecy 4005 Shumate Rd, Ekron 270-828-8770 Calvary Baptist Church 135 Olin Rd., Brandenburg 812-732-8209

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 319 Oaklawn Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-3721 Macedonia Christian Church Battletown, Ky 282-7288 Meade County Baptist Temple 636 Broadway, Brandenburg 270-422-4066 Meade County General Baptist Church 2240 New Highland Church Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-2739 Muldraugh Baptist Church P.O. Box 397, Muldraugh 502-942-3886 Muldraugh Church of Jesus Christ of United Baptist 910 Rock Haven Rd, Brandenburg 270-828-3140 New Beginnings Church 1638 Old Mill Rd. Brandenburg 270-351-7313 270-735-2986 New Brandenburg Southern Baptist Church 115 Baptist Church Lane, Brandenburg 270-422-3389

New Highland Baptist Church 1665 Payneville Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-3033 Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church 100 Newton Rd, Guston 270-547-7283 Pentacostal Church of God 829 Old State Rd, Brandenburg 270-422-2478 Salem Baptist Church 5286 Old State Rd, Brandenburg 270-4242-1399 St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 491 E. Broadway, Brandenburg 270-422-2196 Weldon Christian Church 1595 Christian Church, Brandenburg 502-635-7515 Zion Grove Baptist Church 209 West First Street, Ekron 270-828-3939

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FAITH & VALUES Bound and determined: Local church plants its roots

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By Crystal Benham

Grace Freewill Baptist Church might be a small church, but it sure has a big light to shine, and an even better story to tell. Pastor John Akers and his wife Bea, have seen their small church overcome big obstacles with the help of a lot of prayer and even more hope. At the time the church started, Akers was the senior deacon under Pastor Don Gribbons. The church was settled in Radcliff, Ky. with just 15 members including John and Bea, their two children, Jessica and John Michael, and four grandchildren. “We originally started in a small mobile home and after a few tries, we found

a place to rent,” John said. “We were so bound and determined to have church that first weekend, (in the new rental) and the men told us we couldn’t because we didn’t have any places for people to sit,” Bea said. With the help of friends, Bea took it upon herself to find lawn chairs for their members. “It was like wherever we went, lawn chairs were there,” Bea said. “Then the toilet busted and we happened to look over at a business next door to us, and they were setting out a new toilet on the side of the road … and they gave it to us.” John and Bea found a church in Missouri that was selling old pews. Bea contacted the pastor of the church and told him the


Pastor John Akers stands in front of the attendance counter at Grace Freewill Baptist Church in Flaherty. story of how their small church was trying to plant its roots. The pastor and his church decided to donate the pews to Grace Freewill Baptist Church. “It was like God wanted

this to be and provided us with everything we needed,” Bea said. Shortly after the church was settled, Gribbons was called to preach at another location. In 2005, the mem-

bers of the church elected John as their new pastor. Grace Freewill Baptist Church recently moved again, this time to Flaherty. The church presently has two deacons, Ronnie Kiser and Bruce Thompson, and 32 active members. The church is established in an old antique store and is currently undergoing remodeling. Church members are set on reaching out to help the community in any way possible, and are working toward building membership. “We want to get as big as the Lord wants us to be (because) growing in members is not always what God wants,” John said. Church members enjoy going door-to-door, inviting people of the commu-

nity to attend worship services. “I tell the members, ‘tell them the story of Jesus. That’s the greatest story ever told,’” John said. The congregation is warming and welcoming, and, according to John, everyone who walks in the door receives a complimentary handshake and a hug. Grace Freewill Baptist holds services on Sundays starting with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and fellowship at 11:30 a.m. Bible study is on Sunday, at 6 p.m. and on Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information, contact John or Bea Akers at 270-828-3120 or e-mail them at mepaw72@ Grace Freewill Baptist church is located at 13490 Rineyville Road in Flaherty.

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QUESTION: Why are that even the boys are often kids so vulnerable? How do terrified of her. She rules in you explain this paralyzing a high school like a queen on social fear at an age her throne, and in fact, when they are noto- Focus on she is usually given riously gutsy? There the family some honor with refis very little else that erences to royalty in scares them. Teenagits name (Homecomers drive their cars ing Queen, Homelike maniacs and the coming Princess, boys make great comAll-School Queen, bat soldiers. Why is it Sweetheart’s Queen, that an eighteen-yearFootball Queen, etc.). James old can be trained to The way she uses this attack an enemy gun Dobson status to intimidate emplacement or run her subjects is in itself through a minefield, a fascinating study in and yet he panics in the noisy adolescent behavior. company of his peers? Why Boys derive power from are they so frightened of each physical attractiveness, too, other? but also from athletic acDR. DOBSON: I believe complishment in certain the answer is related to the prescribed sports. Those nature of power and how it that carry the greatest status influences human behavior. are usually skilled in sports Adolescent society is based that exhibit sheer physical on the exercise of raw force. strength (football) or size That is the heart and soul of (basketball.) its value system. It comes in Do you remember what various forms. the world of adolescence was For girls, there is no greater like for you? Do you recall social dominance than physi- the power games that were cal beauty. A truly gorgeous played — the highly competyoung woman is so powerful itive and hostile environment

into which you walked every day? Can you still feel the apprehension you experienced when a popular (powerful) student called you a creep, or a jerk, or he put his big hand in your face and pushed you out of the way? He wore a football jersey, which reminded you that the entire team would eat you alive if you should be so foolish as to fight back. Does the memory of the junior-senior prom still come to mind occasionally, when you were either turned down by the girl you loved, or were not asked by the boy of your dreams? Have you ever had the campus heroes make fun of the one flaw you most wanted to hide, and then threaten to mangle you on the way home from school? Perhaps you never went through these stressful encounters. Maybe you were one of the powerful elite who oppressed the rest of us. But your son or daughter could be on the receiving end of the flak.

A few years ago, I talked to a mother whose seventhgrade daughter was getting butchered at school each day. She said the girl awakened an hour before she had to get up each morning and lay there thinking about how she could get through her day without being humiliated. Typically, power games are more physical for adolescent males than females. The bullies literally force their will on those who are weaker. That is what I remember most clearly from my own high school years. I had a number of fights during that era just to preserve my turf. The name of the game was power! And not much has changed for today’s teenagers.

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

It’s not too late to return to center of God’s will

“When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, ‘Up, take your wife and your tow daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.’ “But he hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the Lord was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city. “ —Genesis 19: 15–16, (NASB)

Lot had been overjoyed when the angels had first entered Sodom earlier that evening. It had been years since he had experienced the deep presence of God, or even that of an angel. As the night progressed, however, Lot had become increasingly frightened. He soon realized that the an-

gels had not come to visit he had made no significant him; they had come to res- impact on the city in which cue him. he was a leader for years. The angels took Although there are Divine them by them hands many reasons for and forcibly dragged Guidance Lot’s failure, three them from the city. stand out. Then his wife cast First, Lot had no one last glance at the pastor. When Lot city she loved and left Abraham, he left she too was killed. his spiritual menNow, a drafty tor. Second, he had cave on a mountain no people. Without Dan was his home. He Newton spiritual family or had lost everything godly friends, it was but his daughters. very difficult to penWhere did I go wrong? How etrate the deep darkness did this happen? around him. Third, Lot had Where did Lot go wrong? no power. Unlike Abraham The Bible says that Lot was who had followed God’s a righteous man, who was call, Lot had left God’s will tormented in his soul by the for his life behind years bedarkness and perversion fore. around him (2 Peter 2:7–8). Have you paid the cost Yet, neither his wife nor his to develop real spiritual daughters seem to have had strength? Or are you like any real spiritual life, and Lot, tormented by what you

see around you but powerless to do anything about it? Could it be that you need some spiritual mentoring? Maybe it’s time for you to make a more serious commitment to the spiritual family God has called you to. Whatever the case is, it’s not too late for you to return to God and the center of his will, where you will find true power in him. If you just moved to our area, we invite you to visit with us at Grace Baptist Church. Our Sunday morning service starts at 11:00 a.m. We invite you to listen to our weekly Sunday radio program on WMMG from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

The secret of life is simple, and free of charge One day two friends were talking. “Why do you always seem to be so happy? You always have a smile on your face and it seems you never have a bad day?” one said to the other. “Oh, it’s because I know the secret,” the other replied. “What secret is that?” the friend asked. “Well, I’ll tell you but you must promise you will share this secret with someone else.” “I’ll do it,” the other friend said. “The secret is this: I’ve learned that there is little in

life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and to meet all my needs. I have learned that most of the time I don’t need half of what I think I do. God has never let me down yet and since I learned that secret, I’m happy.” “That seems too simple,” said the other friend. But after a little while of thinking about the secret, the friend recalled how she thought a newer car would make her happy but it really didn’t. She thought a bigger house would make her happy but it didn’t. She thought

that a better job would make Now you know the secret, her happier but it didn’t. too. You can depend on havShe began to think about ing things bigger and better the times in her life to make you happy Pastor’s or you can simply when she was happy. It was when she was Spotlight rely on God. chasing butterflies Don’t wait for some when she was a small event to happen or girl. It was giving a for some person to hug to her Daddy. make you happy, just It was holding her begin to rely on God own child close to her and be happy now. breast. It was sitting I Timothy 6:6 reads, Randy on the floor, playing “Godliness with conJohnson tentment is great with her grandchildren. gain.” Pass this seIt was all the things in life cret on to someone you care that money can’t buy but about. cost us nothing. These truly Randy Johnson is the pastor are the gifts of God. at Brandenburg Church of God.

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Finde It Shoppe makes fundraising its business By Jorena D. Faulkner Brandenburg is well known for its close-knit community ties and for the generous nature of its residents and business owners alike. Keeping up the standard has become second-hand nature to local entrepreneur and newlywed Rocklin Heath, as she digs in for her fourth Meade County fundraiser in less than six months. On Saturday, The Finde It Shoppe will host its first fall community donation drive with the “1st Annual Shop With a Cop Fundraiser.” The event — which will be held at the shop located at 125 Broadway in Brandenburg from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. — will feature donated home baked goods, yard sale items and a chili dinner, to name a few. “I have a barrel of fun, and I love people,” Heath said. Heath said being a productive member of industry goes well beyond selling merchandise, and extends well outside of the perceived boundaries of operating hours and net profits. Getting right to the heart of the matter, Heath maintains her number one focus — the welfare of the community and its residents — and has dedicated a percentage of all sales from The


LEFT: The Finde It Shoppe — located at 125 Broadway in Brandenburg — will host its 1st Annual Shop With A Cop Fundraiser on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ABOVE: Lemuel Heath said community fundraising keeps his wife, owner Rocklin Heath, going. Finde It Shoppe on Saturday, to the program. “We’ll be donating 10 percent of all store sales,” Heath said. “This is my fourth fundraiser since March 1. I feel like (business owners) have a responsibility to the community — it’s just one more way I can help.” With support from her husband, Lemuel Heath, and assistant, Cindy Turner, Heath has set a dream goal of raising a minimum of $1,000 for the inaugural event. In addition

to the baked goods and chili dinner, Heath will be selling helium balloons as part of the fundraising effort, and has planned an “Angel Balloon Launch” scheduled to take place between 2-2:30 p.m. “She loves it,” Lemuel Heath said about his wife. “It keeps her going.” All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Meade County Police Department’s Shop With a Cop Program, which partners underprivileged children countywide

with local police officials to provide Christmas gifts for families in need. “One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Shop With a Cop Program,” Heath said. “The program takes children in the Meade County Area — at Christmas time — shopping. This money will go directly to our police department here in Meade County … every penny of it.” Now in her 30th year of fundraising — predominately

with the Angel Tree Program — Heath said this is her first time working to benefit the Shop With a Cop Program. “This is our first year with the program,” she said. “We’ve always done Angel Tree and food baskets. We’re really excited.” Baked good donations will be accepted for the event today until 6 p.m., and up to 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Heath said. Monetary donations will also be accepted during the fundraiser through

this fall, as Kevin and Rhonda Roberts welcome busloads of students from Breckinridge and Meade county school districts on a daily basis. The Roberts Family Farm

— a quaint representation of all things autumn — began its six-week busy season on Sept. 13, and continues to be visited by students during the day and groups of fami-

lies and friends during the evening. The farm, located at 125 Kennedy Road in Guston, is home to a five acre corn maze, a five acre pumpkin patch, a beautiful field of fallcolored mums, and many other peaceful activities for visitors to enjoy during the vibrant autumn months. “It’s our six weeks of fun,” Rhonda Roberts said. “We try to add something new every year, but we want to keep it small and personal.”

The farm has been in the Roberts family for more than 100 years, but it only became open to the public in 2000. Since then, the Roberts have offered their land’s bounty for neighbors to enjoy. Hay rides and trips through the corn maze are offered at nominal prices, as our dozens of types of pumpkins, gourds, jellies, jams and the Roberts’ famous honey, which is produced from the same bees that pollinate their blackberries and pumpkins.

Dec. 1 for persons wishing to alternatively contribute. To make a donation or more information, contact Rocklin Heath at 270-422-5201 or 270668-5538.

Business profiles are a free annual 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

Spirit of the season can be found at local farm wonderland By Laura Saylor

Dozens of big yellow schools buses may be seen rolling down State Route 710

A goat petting zoo and hay bale pit are also on site for kids to enjoy. “We love seeing families and communities yearly ... we like have them return each year and watch them grow,” Rhonda Roberts said. “It’s a place where people can come and relax and let the kids play. It’s a great social time. We just love it.” For more information about hours of operation and fees, call 270-422-2361.

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Preparing for old man winter By David Uffington Dollars and Sense Now that many parts of the country have had a taste of the coming winter, it’s a good time to give your home a final check before cold weather settles in. •If you haven’t had an annual inspection on your furnace, have it done before you’re depending on it on a daily basis. At the very least, change the filter and buy a few spares. •Windows cause some of the biggest heat losses in a house. Check for drafts (hold a candle in front of the window and look for flickering) and install “invisible” plastic sheeting or put up insulated drapes. The sheeting is especially good at blocking drafts, instead of allowing the cold air to flow to the floor, as drapes will. •If you have a fireplace you won’t be using for heat with an insert, consider blocking it

so that all your heat doesn’t go up the chimney. As heat rises, more cold air is drawn into the house. •Consider installing a programmable thermostat that will raise the temperature only when you’re going to be home. •Use ceiling fans on slow reverse speed to move warm air off the ceiling and down into the room. •An additional layer of insulation in the attic, either blown or rolls, will help keep the heat in the living levels. Insulate around the access hatch, too. •A space heater can be a good source of temporary heat for a small space if you don’t want to heat the whole house — for example, while watching TV in the evening. If you plan to buy a space heater, do your homework and study the different types: Convection, radiant, tower, rotating, fan forced, electric, kerosene, oil filled and oth-

ers. Safety can be a serious issue with many types, such as kerosene, while others are known to consume a lot of electricity for the amount of heat they produce. Before you buy, check online reviews for the model you’re considering. Look at Consumer Report for October 2007 as a place to start. •Check wall switches and outlets for drafts on exterior walls, and install insulation pads. •Check your dryer vent at the outside of the house. If it doesn’t close completely when the dryer isn’t running, you can end up with cold floors and frozen pipes in your laundry room. David Uffington will incorporate readers’ questions 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

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A lifetime of cultivating land, love, and family By Laura Saylor

The Bargers know how to get down and dirty. After more than 80 years of digging their hands into Meade County soil, J.T. and Eleanor Barger have learned a few things about life, love, family … and mules. Born in Breckinridge County 84 years ago, J.T. was the son of a farmer who quickly learned the way of land — everything from cutting timber and growing crops to mending fence and plowing fields using mule rigs. His family moved to Rhodelia, in Meade County, when he was 10 years old, and at the age of 19, he met a very special lady. “We were at a Thanksgiving dinner in Payneville and she begged me for a ride home,” J.T. said. Eleanor’s memory serves up a different story. “He came over to me and asked a dozen times if he could give me a ride home,” she said. Either way, the pair united two years later, and after living for a few years on their own, the Bargers returned to the home that Eleanor was raised on — a 150-acre plot on Payneville Road. “I was raised here with 11 siblings,” Eleanor said. “We raised sheep, hogs, cows, hay, corn, tobacco … and we even had a watermelon patch sometimes.” After walking a mile from the bus stop to home, Eleanor lacked any recollection

of afternoon snacks, playing with friends or docile sitting. “You got your ‘every day britches’ on and you got busy,” she said. “There was a farm to run.” Eleanor maintained that no nonsense attitude after she and J.T. moved back onto her childhood property, and through good seasons and bad seasons, droughts and freezes, record-high yields and record-low yields, the Bargers have been by each other’s side. “This summer is pretty tough so far,” J.T. said. “The ponds are dried, there’s no pasture. This is the last cut of hay … and we’re looking at a seven-month winter this year.” The recent dry weather has taken a toll on farmers across the region, drawing parallels to last year’s drought that forced many cattlemen to “thin their herds” due to a lack of hay available over the long winter. These days, the Bargers keep 50 cows and 40 calves on hand, and stick to growing hay and soybeans. Eleanor, who was diagnosed with spinal meningitis in her right arm when she was 17 years old, has always maintained a positive, can-do stance on life, and through a recent bout of illness and the devastating loss of a granddaughter, she stills finds ways to push on. “I never let my arm slow me down,” she said. “If you want to do something you’ll

do it. If you tell yourself you can’t, then you won’t do it.” Eleanor still keeps several pots of green and red peppers growing and cans fruits and vegetables using the same technique her mother taught her as a child. When J.T. finds time away from his fields, he can be spotted rolling around town — in a mule-drawn wagon. He owns two beautifully restored wagons, and a third is used for camping trips. His two mules, Kate and Pat, are an award-winning team that was lauded with ribbons at both the Meade and Breckinridge county fairs. “A lot of people use mules instead of horses,” he said. “A mule will never step in a hole, never twist its leg. They’re sure-footed, smart, and stronger.” Though J.T. has a special liking for his mules, it’s a photograph of one of his wagons being drawn by two draft horses that he had engraved on his tombstone. “I wanted to get it done now, so I could see it,” he said, laughing. The Bargers have watched plenty of farmers sell their land, resulting in the land being sliced and diced and sub-divisions sprouting faster than corn stalks. Though the farming life has never been easy, it’s been fulfilling, and neither selling their land or retiring are items on the Bargers’ “todo” list. “This is our nest,” J.T. said. “We’re not going anywhere.”


ABOVE: J.T. Barger enjoys his award-winning team of mules, Kate and Pat. BELOW LEFT: Eleanor and J.T. Barger proudly reside on the 150-acre farm Eleanor was raised on. BELOW RIGHT: The Barger Farm windmill flies high between their home and barn.

Meade County goes hog wild at the state fair By Carole Goodwin UK CEA 4-H Youth Dev. In August, Meade County 4-H’ers traveled to the Kentucky State Fair to participate in the livestock shows. Listed below are the results of some of those who participated. Josh Metten 4-H/FFA division: 1st place, Intermediate Skillathon; Reserve Champion Duroc; 9th place Market Class with Crossbred. Open Show: Kentucky Proud Grand Champion Commercial Gilt; Kentucky Proud Grand Champion Duroc; Grand Champion Duroc Gilt; Grand Champion Kentucky Overall Breeding Gilt. Gary Nelson Barger Class 2 Medium Weight Market Hog Champion; Class 2 Medium Weight Market Hog Overall Champion. Zachary Mills 4-H/FFA division: 4th place Junior Skillathon; 3rd place Herdsman Award; Reserve Champion – AOB Class; 2nd place Hampshire Class.

Open Show: Kentucky Proud Grand Champion – AOB; 3rd place Hampshire Class; 1st place Kentucky Proud Hampshire Class. Kaley Mills 4-H/FFA division: 3rd place Hampshire Class. Open Show: 5th place Hampshire Class; 2nd place Kentucky Proud Hampshire Class. Brian Chism 4-H/FFA division: Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Gilt; Individual Herdsman Award; Hampshire Breed Champion; Duroc Breed Champion; Hampshire Class Winner; Duroc Class Winner; 4th place Showmanship; 6th place Crossbred Market Class; 5th place January York Breeding Class. In addition, other 4-H’ers that exhibited livestock at the Kentucky State Fair are: Market Hogs-Alex Lee, Cameron Shireman, Jonathan Stull and Allie Stull Rabbits-Timmy Quetot Market Goats-Aurora Laslie, Alicia Lee, Zachary Mills, Amber Kessinger,

Erica Kessinger, Todd Kessinger, Taylor Ray, Justin Ray, Brittany Sego and Kaleb Ray Beef-Kaylee Compton and Cody Haught For more information on 4-H Youth Development, contact the Extension office at 422-4958. National 4-H week to focus on environment The environment is one of the top concerns of many individuals and organizations around the world. 4-H recognizes the environment’s importance in shaping and bettering the lives of today’s youths and will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11 by “Keeping It Green.” Kentucky 4-H’ers will join youth across the nation in raising awareness of environmental issues in their communities during this week. 4-H envisions a world where youths and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change. A clean, healthy environment is an important component

Commodities Kentuckiana Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, September 29, 2008 Receipts: 413 head Compared to last week: Feeder steers 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Feeder heifers steady to 2.00 lower under 600 lbs, over 600 lbs 2.00 to 5.00 higher, especially on weaned and vaccinated. Slaughter cows 2.00 lower. Slaughter bulls 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight Price High Dressing Lo Dressing Breaker 75-80 1065-1545 50.00-55.00 56.50-58.50 42.50-48.50 Boner 80-85 1010-1370 47.50-54.50 57.00 41.50-46.00 Lean 85-90 920-1400 45.00-52.00 55.00-56.00 43.50-44.00 Slaughter Bulls: Y.G. Weight Carcass Boning % Average Dress Lo Dress 1 1565-2125 77-79 65.00-66.50 No Report 1-2 1440-2295 74-77 61.00-64.50 No Report Feeder Heifers Small 1 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Wt Range Price Wt Range Price Wt Range Price 200-300 79.00 400-500 94.00-96.00 300-400 90.00-92.00 300-400 72.50 500-600 90.00-97.00 400-500 81.00-85.50 400-500 76.00-76.50 600-700 90.00-93.00 500-600 75.00-77.50 500-600 71.00 700-800 84.00 800-900 87.50 Feeder Bulls Small 1-2 Wt Range Price Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Bread Cows: No Test 300-400 81.50 Wt Range Price 400-500 68.00-71.00 Cows and Calves: 300-400 94.00-100.00 Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 86.00-90.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 2 to 8 year old cows 500-600 86.00-89.50 Wt Range Price with 60 to 300 lbs calves 600-700 89.50 300-400 87.00-91.00 560.00 to 875.00 per pair; 700-800 81.00 400-500 82.00-86.50 few thin pairs 535.00 per pair. 500-600 80.00-82.00 Feeder Steers Small 1-2 600-700 82.00-83.50 Small 1: Wt Range Price 700-800 83.25-85.50 2 year old with 100 lbs calf 200-300 86.00 425.00 per pair 300-400 90.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Wt Range Price Stock Bulls: No Test Holsteins Large 3 300-400 81.00-86.00 Wt Range Price Calves: 400-500 78.50-81.00 600-700 53.00 Baby Beef 85.00 per head; 500-600 72.00-79.00 900-1000 56.50 weaned 135.00 per head 600-700 75.00-79.00 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 700-800 75.50 Wt Range Price Owensboro Grains: Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 3 400-500 88.00-100.00 Owensboro Market Report Wt Range Price 500-600 84.00-86.00 per bushel for 400-500 78.00-80.00 600-700 75.00 Wednesday, October 1, 2008 500-600 71.00-72.00 700-800 76.00 600-700 70.00-74.50 Soybeans: 10.01 Corn: 4.46 900-1000 65.00

of this vision. Throughout their participation in 4-H, young people are taught about the vital role the environment plays in their everyday lives. Each year, 4-H’ers and adult volunteers spend countless hours participating in project and events that promote natural resource conservation, sustainable practices, improved water quality, and healthier communities. In addition to raising public awareness, 4-H members will initiate projects designed to positively impact and solve problems in their communities during this week. By implementing sound environmental practices, 4-H participants know they are not only creating a better future for themselves, but also for future generations. 4-H offers many programs that focus on environmental topics. For more information about these programs or National 4-H Week, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service.

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Belinda R. Baser and Steven R. Baser to Tony Golladay and Arlene Golladay, this is a water line easement agreement, property in Meade County. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Formerly known as Banker’s Trust Company, As Trustee and Custodian by Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc., f/k/a Meritech Mortgage Services, Inc., as its attorney in fact and David J. Rhoades and Kimberly M. Rhoades and Commonwealth of Kentucky to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Formerly known as Banker’s Trust Company, As Trustee for Saxon Asset Securites Trust 2001-2, commissioner’s deed, tract four of the Pack Farm in Meade County. Cathy R. Miller and unknown defendant, spouse of Cathy R. Miller and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commissioner’s deed, property in Guston. Gloria E. Sizemore to Bartrum Rattenbury and Betty Rattenbury, 95 Nuthatch Court, Vine Grove, deed tax $88. Timothy R. Arnett to Joseph Stout and Cassidy Stout, 87 Albina Court, Brandenburg, deed tax $126. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC. to Lawton Salley and Deborah Salley, warranty deed, lot seven, Doe Valley Greens Section, Part I of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $100. Joseph E. Richardson and Rebecca M. Richardson, his wife, by and through Gene McGehee, their attorney-in-fact, to Jeff Nott, lot 35 of Forest Ridge Estates, Section II in Meade County, deed tax $19. Joseph E. Richardson and Rebecca M. Richardson, his wife, by and through Gene McGehee, their attorney-in-fact, to Jeff Nott and Joyce Nott, lot 34 of Forest Ridge Estates, Section II in Meade County, deed tax $19. Kevin A. Barr, Jr. and Tiffany Barr to James R. Russell, property in Meade County, deed tax $85. Chris Abshire, aka Christopher D. Abshire, and Kelly Abshire and Doe Valley Association, Inc. and Doe Valley Utilities and National City Mortgage Company d/b/a Commonwealth United Mortgage Company, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, commissioner’s deed, 163 Wisteria Lane, Brandenburg. Dennis Humphrey and Renee Humphrey to Robert W. Felts, lot one of Wildwood Park, Section Two in Meade County, deed tax $6. Eugene Orman and Lisa Miller and the unknown spouse of Eugene Orman and the unknown spouse of Lisa Miller and Meade County, Kentucky and JP Morgan Chase Bank, as Trustee, by and through its duly authorized servicing agent, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., successor servicer to Oakwood Acceptance Corp., by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to JP Morgan Chase Bank, as Trustee, by and through its duly authorized servicing agent, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., successor servicer to Oakwood Acceptance Corp., commissioner’s deed, lot three, section six of Rosewood Estates in Meade County. David H. Riggs to Sandra Witherel, 1119 Willett Bottom Road, Battletown, deed tax $120. O’Bryan-Cornett Properties, LLC, A Kentucky Limited Liability Company, to Douglas Cornett and Wilma Cornett, lot 17 of River Cliff Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $25. Gordon Board and Bernett Board to Ray Sepulveda and Martha R. Sepulveda, deed of correction, a 10.0613 acre tract near Garrett. Doe Valley Real Estate Corporation to Jason Johnston, general warranty deed, lot 81 in Doe Valley Park Estates Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $10. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC to Glyph Medical, LLC, warranty deed, parcel one and parcel two, property in Meade County, deed tax $100. Nicholas Eugene Hardesty and Debra L. Hardesty to Nicholas Hardesty, a 0.929 acre tract located near Midway. Teresa Wallace to Michael Wallace and Melanie A. Wallace, tract 26 Section Two of Green Valley in Meade County, deed tax $12. Jason Rambo and Sandy Borders to Steven Igyarto, lot 2 of the Burnett Estates in Meade County.

Quitclaim Deeds

Melinda G. Reesor and Alice Gail Fraley to Michael L. Pickett and Melissa Pickett, lot 27 and 28 of Indian Oaks Estates in Meade County. Trena Victoria Winters to Daniel E. Schoonover, lot 16 of Rolling Hills Subdivision, Section Three in Meade County.

Building Permits

09/18/08 John Rhodes, Big Spring Road, Ekron, pole barn. 09/19/08 Greg Yates, Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, single family dwelling, $245.54.

09/22/08 William Frazier, Hubbard Lane, Brandenburg, pole barn. 09/23/08 Leigh Ann and Travis Alexander, Strawberry Hill Drive, Brandenburg, pool, $27.50. 09/23/08 Charles Copeck, Medley Drive, Ekron, deck.

Septic Permits 09/19/08 Kentucky Land and Tony Doyle, Otter Ridge Drive, Brandenburg. 09/22/08 Larry Naser and Richard Beck, Windsor Place, Brandenburg. 09/24/08 Gary Morgan and Gene Thompson, Flaherty Road, Vine Grove.

Brandenburg Police Department 09/19/08 at 9:38 a.m. Betty Smith of Brandenburg was backing out of her parking space in a 2007 Ford. Gertrud Williams of Irvington had parked her 2001 Saturn LS-Sedan when Smith struck the left side of the Saturn with her rear bumper. No injuries reported, very minor damage to both vehicles. Report BPD08100 was filed by Officer Cox. 09/23/08 at 3:13 p.m. Michael Smith of Brandenburg was parked in the Meade County High School parking lot in a 1999 Pontiac. Jason Sutton of Brandenburg was also parked in that parking lot in a 2001 Chevrolet. Smith was parked beside Sutton and as he backed up, he collided into Sutton’s vehicle, causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries reported. Report BPD08101 was filed by Officer Young. 09/25/08 at 9:49 a.m. Eric Wardrip of Brandenburg was leaving the gas pumps at the River Ridge Marathon in a 1977 Mack and did not see Alfred Klem of Brandenburg in a 2006 Jeep Liberty, who was traveling east on the access road. Wardrip sideswiped Klem in the front drivers side wheel area with his front bumper. No injuries reported. Very minor damage to Wardrip’s vehicle; minor to moderate damage to Klem’s vehicle. Report BPD08102 was filed by Officer Cox.

Meade County Sheriff Department 09/12/08 at 12:50 a.m. Adam Hall of Webster was traveling in a 1992 Ford F-150 on KY376 when he left the roadway and struck a tree. His vehicle overturned and he was ejected from the vehicle. First aid was given to Hall by Meade County EMS and Fire and he was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. 09/13/08 at 7:51 a.m. Shirley Hoffman of Ekron was traveling east bound on US60 in a 2000 Chrysler Sebring when a deer ran directly into her path. She was unable to avoid colliding with the animal due to traffic conditions. No injuries reported, moderate to severe damage to Hoffman’s vehicle. Report 08-0211 was filed by Officer Foster. 09/13/08 at 1:01 p.m. David Daurio, of Perryville, Ky., was traveling north bound on KY 79 in a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. Jesse Hupp, of Hardned, Ky., was traveling south bound on KY79 in a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer. According to a listed witness, Daurio crossed the center line, causing the two vehicles to collide. First aid was given to the injured parties by Meade County EMS and were taken to Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. Moderate to severe damage was done to both vehicles. Report 08-0212 was filed by Officer Foster. 09/17/08 at 8:50 p.m. Daniel Mays of Vine Grove was traveling south on Robbins Road in a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer when a canine walked into the roadway. Mays swerved to miss the animal and ran off the road way, striking a Meade County RECC utility pole and guide wires. He proceeded south off road and struck a tree. Injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Very severe damage to the vehicle. Report 080213 was filed by Officer Ponder. 09/18/08 at 12:58 p.m. David Adams of Brandenburg was traveling south bound on KY1238 in a 1995 Ford Escort when he lost control of the vehicle. He exited the roadway and struck a tree, then overturned. Adams was transported by Med 1 to University of Louisville Hospital with possible injuries to his legs. One passenger sustained facial injuries and was transported by Lifenet Helicopter to University of Louisville Hosptial. Another passenger sustained possible injuries and was transported by private conveyance to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital. Very severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 08-0209 was filed by Officer Foster. 09/18/08 at 3:00 p.m. Patricia Woolfolk of Brandenburg was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile 88. As she pulled into the parking lot of Faye’s Beauty Shop on Old State Road, her foot slipped off the brake pedal and the car struck the side of the mobile home. Woolfolk stated that she was not injured and refused medical attention. The owner and a customer were inside the beauty shop at the time of the


collision. The customer was struck in the head by a folding counter top, but had no visible signs of injury and did not request medical attention when asked. The owner was not injured either. Moderate damage was done to Woolfolk’s vehicle. Report 08-0210 was filed by Officer Cummings. 09/19/08 at 9:26 p.m. Brett Pike of Brandenburg was traveling east bound on KY 1816 in a 1990 Toyota when he traveled off the right side of the roadway in a left curve. Pike struck an earth embankment and overturned. The Toyota came to a rest on its top. First aid was given to the injured parties by Meade County EMS and they were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 08-0217 was filed by Officer Wright. 09/19/08 at 10:00 p.m. Jason Bennett of Battletown was traveling west on Pine Ridge Road when the steering broke on his 1977 Chevrolet. Bennett stated that he lost control of the vehicle and went across the east bound lane into a yard and struck a 25 foot pine tree. He left the scene and came back the next morning to get the vehicle. Owner of the property requested police for report. No injuries were reported. Severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 08-0214 was filed by Officer Robinson. 09/20/08 at 9:03 a.m. Michael Faith of Brandenburg was going through a parking lot in a 2003 Seagrave Fire Appartus Quint and was concentrating on the ladder atop the fire truck. He did not see Jennifer Saylor of Brandenburg in a 2007 Jeep Compass and struck her in passing. No injuries were reported. Very minor damage to Faith’s vehicle, minor to moderate damage to Saylor’s vehicle. Report 08-0215 was filed by Officer Robinson. 09/23/08 at 9:20 a.m. Whitley Hoskins of Battletown was traveling west bound on KY228 in a 1996 Saturn. Hoskins stated that she may have fallen asleep when she traveled off the right side of the roadway. She overcorrected to the left, traveled across the roadway, overcorrected again and traveled back off the right side of the roadway. She struck an earth embankment and overturned her vehicle. The vehicle came to a rest on its left side off the right side of the roadway. She was given first aid by Meade County EMS and was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 08-0216 was filed by Officer Wright.

District Court 09/17/08 Jason Wayne Stearman, 32, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia- continues 10/08/08. Danny W. Robinson, 47, speeding 15 mph over the limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; improper lane usage/vehicles keep to right except to pass; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. Harry Phillip Carrol, 37, careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/15/08. William D. Burgan, 51, reckless driving- dismissed on commonwealth motion; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled guilty fine $500 plus costs 6 months probated 2 years after serving 10 days 18 months license suspended. Nicole M. Perry, 33, failure to wear seat belt- pled guilty fine $25. Nicole Marie McMunn, 33, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugspled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. Kristina Spencer, 34, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. John David Williamson, 34, flagrant non support- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 10/01/08. Kolby Grandberry, 25, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/08/08. Sherman Cline, 70, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- failure to appear. Lewis Henry Luckey, Jr., 47, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour no public offense writes no checks. Tracy S. Harl, 24, pursue/possess/transport/buy/sell/migratory bird- pled guilty fine $100 plus costs. Mickey Lee Harl, Jr., 30, pursue/possess/transport/buy/sell/migratory bird- pled guilty fine $100 plus costs; regulations necessary to implement KRS 150 purposedismissed on proof. Dennis Way Triplett, 47, pur-

sue/possess/transport/buy/sell/migratory bird- pled guilty fine $100 plus costs. David J. Triplett, 46, pursue/ possess/transport/buy/sell/migratory bird- pled guilty fine $100 plus costs. Dawn M. Woelfel, 45, 4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour no public offense writes no checks. Jeffery Allen Stith, 41, pursue/ possess/transport/buy/sell/migratory bird- pled guilty fine $200 plus costs loss of hunters rights for 12 months. Gary Wayne Sims, 35, pursue/ possess/transport/buy/sell/migratory bird- pled guilty fine $100 plus costs. Todd Edward Jones, 41, pursue/ possess/transport/buy/sell/migratory bird- pled guilty fine $100 plus costs. Jennifer Erin Nett, 29, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour no public offense write no checks. Tina Diane Sowders, 32, dogs to be vaccinated against rabies; dogs to be licensed- failure to appear. Jessica G. Ramp, 26, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. Lataya Hamilton, 26, no/expired registration plates- dismissed on proof shown; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. Susan M. Chamberlain, 26, no/ expired registration plates; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- dismissed on proof shown. Heather Knust, 19, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license- failure to appear. Amber Nicole Edmondson, 29, speeding 22 mph over the limit; operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license- failure to appear.

Friday, October 3, 2008 Owen Dale Funk, 67, operating ATV on roadway- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. Katie L. Rhead, 20, instructional permit violations- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. Tina Lynn Lucas, 44, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference10/15/08. Alex m. Crouch, 19, possession of marijuana; use/posses drug paraphernalia; probation violation; unlawful transaction with a minor- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 10/01/08. Daniel L. Harding, 29, speeding 17 mph over the limit; 3rd degree terrorist threatening; 2nd degree disorderly conduct; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled not guilty pretrial conference 10/01/08. John B. Sipes, 20, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years after serving 1 day no public offense stay out of Kroger store cannot possess alcohol illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia. Steven C. Morgan, 47, theft by deception inducing cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour no public offense writes no checks. Christi Marie Calhoon, 35, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- failure to appear. Jennifer L. Persful, 29, operating a vehicle with expired licensedismissed on proof shown. Ervin Marsillett, Jr., 57, 4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years after serving 14 days no public offense write no checks. Denise Brown, 50, domestic violence and abuse; 4th degree assault/domestic violence- dismissed on commonwealth motion. Troy Richard Brown, 45, domestic violence and abuse; 4th degree assault/domestic violencedismissed on commonwealth motion. Ricky Wayne Arms, 40, 4th

degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- dismissed on commonwealth motion. Eric Wayne Boyd, 38, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years after serving 1 day no public offense writes no checks. Barbara Louise Geary, 48, 6 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300continues 10/08/08. Kimberly June Knight, 31, non support- pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years no public offense pay child support as court ordered. Charlotte M. Nichols, 48, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- continues 10/01/08. Christopher Jason Russell, 34, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pled guilty 12 months probated years no contact or communication and stay 500 ft. away from Breanna Renfro and her family and residence cannot possess weapons/ guns alcohol illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia. Carol Ammons Ford, 37, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- continues 10/01/08. Joseph Patrick Lockwood, 24, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a minor- dismissed because lack of evidence. Brenden Booker, 23, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years after serving 7 days no public offense stay out of Kroger’s store cannot possess alcohol illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia. Julie Ann Reese, 19, 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- continues 10/01/08. Scott Robert Kessler, 25, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pretrial conference 11/05/08 jury trial 11/14/08. Robert Owen Arnold, 41, speeding 15 mph over - continues 10/29/08.

See Court, A12

We Thank You! Thank you to the employees of Meade County R.E.C.C., Brandenburg Telephone Co. and LG&E for successfully restoring power and phone service to our community! Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated! Thank You!

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Friday, October 3, 2008


Madelynn Hayden Ennis

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Class Reunion

Madelynn Hayden Ennis was born on April 21, 2008 at 7:52 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 18 inches long. Maddie is welcomed by her parents, Kimberly and Matthew Ennis, her three brothers, Dakota, Logan, and Kaden, all of Brandenburg. Proud grandparents are, Con and Carol Mason of Louisville, Dan and Sandra Leasor of Garret, and Charlie Ennis of Mt. Washington.

Morgan Paul Poole

Meade County High School class of 1983

Dawson, Addison and Nolan Poole are thrilled to announce the birth of their new brother, Morgan Paul Poole. Morgan was born at 3:49 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2008, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. Morgan was welcomed home by his proud parents, Aaron and Tara Poole of Brandenburg, his grandparents Terry and Darlene Biddle of Brandenburg, and David and Beverly Poole of Ekron, as well as by other family and friends.

On Sept. 20, 2008 Meade County High School graduating class of 1983 reunited for an evening of reminiscing and catching up. The 25th reunion was held at Doe Valley Swim and Tennis Club in Brandenburg, Ky. Pictured above in random order: Amy Zeitz, Tracy Reed, Patricia Wathen, Charlotte Foushee, Dale Dever, Jessica Vessels, Kathy(Kac) Dowell, Lisa King, Kevin Stephens, Jimbo Higbee, Bear Wilson, Tony Lee, Becky Fackler, Madonna Argabright, Robin Capps, Audrey Cundiff, Monique LaVertu, Julie Anderson, Jenny Kueber, Gwen Allgeier, Betty Ditto, Gary Clark, Deana Bliss, Rosaleigh Watring, Ronnie Jones, Paul Poole, Johnny Inman, Karen Crutcher, Tracy Foushee, Jamie Cassidy, Kyle Cook, Jimmy Dial, Michelle Lancaster, Ellen King, and Kelly Lindsey.

Military News


Jessi Blehar

Jessi Blehar celebrated her 13th birthday on Sept. 27, 2008, with her family and friends. Jessi will be 13 on Oct. 5, 2008. She is the daughter of Crystal Blehar of Brandenburg. She has two brothers Jace and Jack Blehar of Brandenburg. Her grandparents are Jerry and Brenda Greenwell of Brandenburg, and Gary and Shirley Blehar of Flaherty.

Marriage Licenses

Kerstin Brooke Sanders, 18, of Brandenburg, daughter of Kimberly Dee Davidson and Lonnie Webster Sanders, to Jeffrey Lee Smith, 27, of Fort Knox, son of Mary Francis Gulley and Jerry Lynn Smith. Karen Leigh Butt, 48, of Ekron, daughter of Marilyn Ruth Sieber and James Charles Seidenfaden, to William Anthony Pedigo, 45, of Ekron, son of Shirley Ann McCann and William Charles Pedigo. Natalie Jo Eschbacher, 25, of Laconia, Ind., daughter of Tammy Jo Kingsley and Donald Paul Eschbacher, to Craig Lee Ward, 25, of Laconia, Ind., son of Virginia Gay Hardsaw and Jerome Lee Ward. Cindy Marie Manship, 40, of Vine Grove, daughter of Gloria Jean Baumgardner and Verne Edgar Gregg, to William Ryan Lewis, 30, of Louisville, son of Ellen Louise Stout and William Alvin Lewis. Crystal Dawn Huffman, 29, of Georgetown, Ind., daughter of Carla Denise Emily Huffman and Kenneth Eugene Huffman, to Michael Richard Rollins, 50, of Laconia, Ind., son of Helen Theresa Mahan Rollins and Jack Richard Rollins. Lorene Skeeters Board, 63, of Irvington, daughter of Nanny Smallwood and William C. Skeeters, to Jackie Don Lucas, 68, of Irvington, son of Eva Maye Board and Charles Lucas. Codi Nicole Anderson, 19, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., daughter of Donna Ruth Mitchell and Lawrence Edward Anderson, to Douglas Patrick Adams, 26, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., son of Sherry Denise Adams and Douglas Wayne McFarland. Tiffany Rene Cross, 27, of Louisville, daughter of Belinda Sue Blanc and Gene Randolph Cross, to Andrew Joseph Dill, 28, of Memphis, Tenn., son of Carol Winsett Dill and William Parrish Dill. Mary Lee Ashcraft, 29, of Harned, Ky., daughter of Eulena Augusta Ross and Charles Frederick Ashcraft, to Timothy Arthur Meador, 57, of Harned, Ky., son of Helen Marie Fink and Charles Abraham Meador.

Family Reunion The fifth Mattingly reunion was held at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall in Payneville on Aug. 3, 2008. Everyone enjoyed a carry-in dinner after a prayer was given by Father Ronald Knott. The afternoon was spent visiting, taking pictures and giving out door prizes. Door prizes were given to the descendant that had come the furthest distance, which was John M. Mattingly from Calif. The youngest descendant was Landon Bogard, who is three months old. The oldest descendant of John Mattingly is Jeanette Frankhouser. The oldest spouse-in-law of Issac Mattingly was Eula Mattingly. Other prizewinners were Jimmie Fackler, J.T. Henderson, Joshua Bennett, Randall Mattingly, Adam Dowell, Gary Hanks, Jimmy Newton, Johnathon Martin, Gerald Mattingly, Jerry DeHaven, Cathy Smith, and Steve Mattingly. There were 153 in atten-

Siblings achieve honors in armed forces TOP LEFT: Charles Franz, grandson of Norma and Charles Franz of Brandenburg, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps upon graduation from the Warrior Forge Basic Leadership Course conducted at Fort Lewis, Wash. Franz graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., on May 17, 2008, with a degree in electrical engineering. BOTTOM LEFT: 2nd Lt. Leslie Franz, sister of Charles Franz and NAU graduate swore her brother into services. T/Sgt. Charles Franz (Ret. Air Force) rendered the first salute to the newly commissioned officer.

In Loving Memory of

Marshall Columbus Reesor Jr. Our family would like to express our sincere thanks for the many prayers, cards and flowers during the loss of our loved one and to our friends for their loving support. A special thank you to Rev. James Griffin and his wife Linda for their kindness and prayers. Catherine Reesor, Catherine “Fay” Wilkins and Thelma “Ann” Logsdon

Fifth Mattingly Family Reunion dance this year. It was decided to have the next reunion in 2010. Those attending were: John M. Mattingly from Campbell Calif., Joe and Sharon Mattingly from Stone Mountain, Ga., George A. Mattingly from Cairo, Ill., Samuel J. DeHaven from Prescott, Wis., Steve Mattingly and Kathy Randolph from Ferninand, Ind., Stuart and Roy Burch from Jeffersonville, Ind., Chris and Diana Mattingly from Marengo, Ind., Paul, Mary Ellen, Jason and Jacob Minnick from Nabb, Ind., Suellen Kolter from New Albany, Ind., Tommy and Patty Carroll from Palymra, Ind., Steve and Stacie Deutsch from Sellersburg, Ind., Robert P. and Marlene Mattingly from Washington, Ind., Claude Mattingly from Battletown, Ky., Gary and Donna Hanks from Cloverport, Ky., Jennifer, Steven, Niholas and Ethan Howard from Custer, Ky., Jessica and Kristin Miller from Ekron, Ky., Dan and Violet Fuqua, Ken, Joshua and Jacob Ben-

nett and Allie Hughes from Owensboro, Ky., Bobby and Laverne Mills, Myra Fay Cummings, Linda Greenwell, Francis and Martha Mattingly, Philip Mattingly, Robin and Emily Fackler, Wayne and Elaine Dowell, Billy, Jr., Billy III, Samantha, Johnathon and Kaeley Martin, Bradley Cummings, Norma Mattingly, Bill and Cathy Smith, Marilyn Vessels, Beverly King, Margaret McCoy, Adam Dowell, Sandy Tilley, John A. Campbell, Oscar, Sharon and Chris Velazquez, Tony and Kathy Staples, and Juanita Mattingly from Brandenburg, Ky., Eula Mattingly and Stanley Pollock from Rhodelia, Ky., Jody, Melissa, and Ethan Greenwell, Marjorie Compton Penninger, Maurice and Catherine Crews from Irvington, Ky., David, Brandy, Katelyn, Savannah, J.T. and Eric Henderson from Harned, Ky., Lynn and Joan Mattingly, Jerry and Brenda Mattingly from Shepherdsville, Ky., Hurschel and Hazel Hardesty from Union Star, Ky.,

Larry and Peggy Greenwell, Larry Pollock, Jimmy and Angie Fackler, Jimmy and Patty Mattingly, Eric, Jacob, and Bryce Cummings from Webster, Ky., Phil and Dorothy Burch, Chris and Tami Swann, Lawrence and Annette Ford, Kevin and Katie Burch, Father Ronald Knott, Andy and Jessica Burch, Barry Mattingly, Rich, Justin and Jayden Burch, Donna St. Clair, Robert, Cheryl, Elise, Jack and Conner Burch, Judy Livers, Eddie and Joannie Burch, Jack and Jeanette Frankhouser, Glennon and Missy Mattingly, Brian, Lori and Gage Mattingly, Jimmy Newton, Erica and Jackson Snow, Bruce and Becky Campbell, Tina and Dara Heavrin from Louisville, Ky., Bobby and Beverly Mattingly, Theresa and Harold Mattingly, Margaret Mullins, Craig, Lora, Lily and Sammy Mattingly from Payneville, Ky., Lynn Estes from Radcliff, Ky., Frank, Jordan, Gerald and Landon Mattingly, and Ronald and Mary Lou Thomas from Guston, Ky.




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Friday, October 3, 2008

Dogs bring their best friends to PINS Pet Festival Animal Control Officer wins $500 raffle

The dog days of summer were truly celebrated last weekend, as dozens of Meade County pets — and their humble owners — all took part in a special festival that honored dogs, large and small. The Pets In Need Society (PINS) hosted its annual Pet Festival at Riverfront Park in Brandenburg on Saturday, offering door prizes, raffles, (dog) treats, and games. Pets and owners participated in friendly games of “musical pads,� and various contests were held throughout the day. A dog reader was also present, who clairvoyantly described dogs’ feelings and thoughts to their curious owners. Pastor Jim Robinson of Brandenburg United Methodist Church offered a blessing of the animals as well. He first gave a blessing of all animals, then prayed individually with dogs and their owners near the park’s amphitheater.

By Pat Bowen PINS President The Pets In Need raffle was won by Tom Brady, Meade County Animal Control Officer at the Pet Festival drawing on Sept. 19. The raffle, which raises money for Meade County Pets In Need Society spay/ neuter program, is one of the many fund raisers for the year. PINS currently pays for the entire cost of every animal spayed or neutered that has been adopted from the Meade County Animal Shelter. PINS members are now gearing up for the next fundraiser, the PINS Wreath Festival. This year’s Wreath Festival will be held at the Meade County Courthouse from Nov. 30 through Dec. 5. The PINS open house will be held Nov. 30, from 1-4 p.m. at the courthouse. This year’s theme is “Win-

ter is for the Birds� with many items featuring our feathered friends. The suggested donation price will be posted on all wreaths, and they may be taken home on the day they are sold. During the week of Dec. 1-5, PINS volunteers will be present during courthouse hours to take donations and assist with the purchasing of the wreaths and other holiday items made by PINS volunteers and community members. The PINS regular monthly meeting will be held Oct. 27 at Little Dave’s restaurant, and will have the slate of officers as the focus. At this time the proposed slate is: President, David Kitson; vice president, open; treasurer, Ellen Allgor; secretary, Annette Hornsby; and board members, Liz Bell and Don Frenzl. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.


CLOCKWISE (From top left): Song Gogol, of Ekron, demonstrates her toy poodle, Sunni’s, dancing ability during the talent show. James Bishop hands a blue ribbon to his daughter, Elaine, 7, after their dog, Lily, won the fetching contest. Belle, owned by Jina Ward of Ekron, catches a piece of hot dog during a catching game. Pastor Jim Robinson, of Brandenburg United Methodist Church, blesses Jinx and her owner, Claudia Cooper.

Madison Davis, 6, walks Snowball during the pet and owner look-alike contest held during the PINS festival.

Court From page A10 Elgie Jerome Harris, Sr., 40, speeding 23 mph over the limit; failure of non owner to maintain required insurance/security; no motorcycle operators license- dismissed. Debbie A. Tarter, 45, leaving the scene of a accident/failure to render aid or assistance- pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years no public offense no driving without valid operator’s license and insurance cannot possess alcohol illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia. Melodie Jo Gunning, 44, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- TEP 10/08/08. Nakena Ann Stewart, 29, speeding 15 mph over limit- failure to appear. David Edwin St. Clair, 30, speeding 19 mph over the limit- failure to appear. Michael D. Tucker, 21, speeding 14 mph over the limit- failure to appear. Robert Lee Stull, 56, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled guilty fine $200 plus costs 30 days probated 2 years serving 2 days 90 days license suspended. James E. McCloud, 21, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs- pretrial conference 11/5/08 jury trial 11/14/08. Bobbie L. Speaks, 28, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- continues 10/08/08. Erica Nicole Boles, 25, no/ expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptdismissed on proof shown. Anthony Kyle Hilton, 28, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- continues 10/22/08. Roger Dee Collins, 28, failure to dim headlights- pled guilty fine $25; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugspled guilty fine $200 plus costs 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days 90 days license suspended; failure of non owner to maintain required insurance- dismissed on proof shown; operating on suspended/revoked operators licensepled guilty 90 days probated 2 years no public offense no driving without valid drivers license and insurance.

Christopher Aaron Ditto, 23, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- failure to appear. Russell Wayne Williams, 47, failure to dim headlights; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; operating on suspended/revoked license; possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehiclecontinues 10/01/08. Christina L. Glisson, 27, probation violation- continues 10/01/08. Dawn M. Woelfel, 45, 7 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour no public offense writes no checks. Amanda Mehler, 22, probation violation; 8 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- continues 10/01/08. Timothy Wesley Chamberlain, 39, 2 counts of alcohol intoxication in a public place- continues

10/08/08. Lee Roy Kessinger, Jr., 33, 3rd degree terrorist threatening- pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 17 days no public offense no contact or communication and stay 500 ft. away from Jennifer Kessinger; violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO- pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years after serving 17 days no public offense no contact or communication and stay 500 ft. away from Jennifer Kessinger cannot possess alcohol illegal drugs/ drug paraphernalia or guns/weapons. Joshua Lee Daunis, 25, alcohol intoxication in a public place; 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury; disorderly conduct; careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- continues 10/08/08. Angela Fowler vs. Timothy Hopkins’s, domestic violence- DVO entered.

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sion forded instrument- continues 10/22/08. Ariel K. Johnson, 21, 2 counts of criminal possession of forded instrument- failure to appear. Eric Wayne Triplett, 27, flagrant non support- waived to Grand Jury 10/13/08. Daniel Robert Hehl, 42, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pretrial conference 12/10/08 jury trial 12/12/08.

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Kevin Graham cuts up the edge of the field for the first touchdown of last Friday’s game.

Furnival because he’s the lone guy coming back from last year,” Mofield said. “Now, you see other players coming out into the forefront. That only makes the team better. We want to have every-


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The waiting game... Greenwave golf team misses state finals by two strokes By Ben Achtabowski

Greenwave Soccer Central Hardin/E’town Tourney TBA Oct. 12-15 Lady Wave Volleyball District Tournament

At the beginning of the season, Meade County football head coach Larry Mofield was worried about the lack of depth in the offensive backfield. Those worries were alleviated after the Greenwave’s offensive 42-21 blowout against the Nelson County Cardinals last Friday. The rushing attack led the way for the high-powered offense. “That’s something I like,” Mofield said about the team’s ability to run the ball with several different players. “I really feel like we preach to the kids that we need to spread the ball around. We’re not a one-guy team.” Meade County finished the game with a season high 465 rushing yards, which included a breakout game for senior running back Alex Furnival, who had four touchdowns and 156 yards on 28 carries. “A lot of (teams) are going to focus on Alex

one patting each other on the back. That’s when you get something special, when those kids are willing to pass the credit to someone else. Those little things are what make teams special.” Junior wingback Kevin Graham had a solid performance against Central Hardin, but trumped the game with a career high 122 yards and a touchdown. The game was a huge offensive achievement for the Greenwave, which put up only 18 points in its first four games. The team more than doubled its season offensive output with 42 points on Friday night. “At some points during the game, we ran the same play two or three times in a row,” Mofield said. “Until they stopped it, we were going to keep running those plays.” Nelson County had a tough time defending the wing sweep, where the majority of those plays went to Graham.

Waiting is always the hardest part. The Meade County boys golf team waited eagerly like children on Christmas Eve, sitting at first place with a score of 231, but were disappointed when they realized the only gift they wanted — a trip to the Kentucky State Finals Tournament — was ripped out of their hands. “It’s sickening, to be honest with you,” golf head coach Josh Thompson said. “I didn’t know these kids could make me feel like the way they did today. My stomach was turning and I was so nervous today.” After the team finished its round of 18 during the 5th Region Tournament at Lindsey Golf Course in Fort Knox, it could only wait for eventual champions Elizabethtown, which shot a 306, and runner-up John Hardin, which shot a 319, to finish their rounds. Once the scores were posted (nearly an hour after the Greenwave finished) Meade County found itself two strokes from second place. “(The wait) was pretty tough,” said senior Braden Pace. “That was the best score we turned in as a team this year. We were excited, then we found out we didn’t win. That’s tough to swallow.” After hearing the disappointing news, a glimmer of hope


Senior Emily Miller hits the ball out of the sand trap during Monday’s tourney.

Season ends at region for Lady Waves By Ben Achtabowski

The Meade County girls golf team may not have had the most successful season in terms of wins — two match wins overall — but the team did progress dramatically over the course of the season as a team and individually. “It depends on what you call success,” said golf head coach Rob Miller. “Sure, we may not be able to compete against state powerhouses like Central Hardin and Elizabethtown, but the girls improved a lot. And they had fun.” According to Miller, the team has shaved 30 strokes off the team score, which is a huge development on its game. “You look at the beginning of the year and then the girls take 30 strokes off their score,” Miller said. “That’s improvement and taking a step in the right direction.” On Monday, the Lady Waves finished the season at the region tournament, which was held at the Lindsey Golf course in Fort Knox. The team shot a 453 overall, while


ABOVE: Senior Braden Pace watches his putt miss the hole by only an inch. Pace finished the tournament with a 78. RIGHT: Sophomore Scott King lines up his putt during Tuesday’s 5th Region Tournament at Lindsey Golf Course on Fort Knox.



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Senior foward Kerry Rupe slips the ball past the Bruins. By Ben Achtabowski During last Tuesday night’s game against Floyd Central, soccer head coach Matt Pollock made the Greenwave team take

a long look at the scoreboard. It bared a thwarting 3-0 loss. Two days later, the slumping Meade County team had to turn around and play a key district match game against the

Central Hardin Bruins. Again, after the game, Pollock made the team look up at the scoreboard. A 2-0 win shined brightly in the night — certainly a much better sight for the Greenwave. “It’s a complete 180 turnaround,” Pollock said. “It feels good to come back and get such a big win. That’s all we can ask for. We can’t have up and down nights like the (Floyd Central game).” The homestanding Greenwave (7-5-1 overall,

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remained as freshman Chase Garris was tied for the two remaining individual spots for the finals tournament with a 77. The top three individuals not on the first and second place teams also qualify for the state final tournament. Garris played two playoff holes with Bullitt East’s Justin York and Butler’s Brad Black, but fell short. He was outshot by Black on the 11th hole. “That was pretty cool,” Garris said about the tournament. “The whole playoff was awesome. I just went out there and played golf. I wasn’t nervous, at least I don’t think I was.” Garris could have scored lower, but caught a bad break on the final hole. He drove the ball down the fairway and the ball rolled into a line of rocks that spanned across it — a hazard area. He had to take a drop and ended up with a double bogey. “He got a crappy break,” Thompson said. “There wasn’t anything he did wrong. He just got into a drive and it happened to fall in a hazard. That was the difference right there. “Chase could have easily folded. He shot a 41 on the first nine. But he came right back and birdied the first two holes. He was hitting good iron shots, good drives, and he had some good putts.” Garris gained an invaluable amount of experience for only a freshman. He still has three more years to make it to the finals. “I can’t think of a better building block for a freshman in high school,” Thompson said. “To do what he did is awesome.” Pace’s game also remained outside looking in at the fi-

junior Cynthia Smith led the way with a score of 101. “(Lindsey Golf Course) is a tough course,” Miller said. “It’s long and it’s deceptively wide open. It may look like the fairway is wide, but it’s hard to hit out of the rough. It’s a challenge, that’s for sure.” Senior Emily Miller ended her golf career on a high not as she finished with a 122, but had one of the best shots of the day. On the second hole, Emily Miller parred the par five on a 30-foot putt on the fringe of the green. “She was pretty excited about that,” Rob Miller said. “She seemed pretty pleased with the way her senior season went.” Sophomore Jesse Adams finished with a 103, which was good enough for second best on the Lady Waves. “She was really ecstatic about her score,” Rob Miller said. “She probably has been the one who has improved the most over the year.” Jesse Adams’s sister, junior Alexa Adams, finished with a 127 to round out the team’s score. “The girls are excited about next year,”


Junior Tyler Yates prepares for a putt on the second hole. nals. He shot a 78 — only one stroke away from the playoff with Garris. “I thought we were going as a team at first,” Pace said. “Then to find out that I missed the finals individually by one stroke is really disappointing. It’s tough.” Pace had one of the best holes of the day when he eagled on the 18th hole. “I holed out about 145 yards out,” Pace said. “I hit a good drive then used a pitching wedge that hit the hill and rolled right back. It was a nice shot.” But it still didn’t take away from his disappointment. “It was good, but at the same time I felt it was bad,” he said. “I had two double (bogies) and a triple (bogey) on some pretty easy holes. I could have easily made states if I hit those shots, but it didn’t happen that way.” Although feeling the pain of missing the cut, Thompson still felt the day was a success. Junior Tyler Yates shot a 79; sophomore Scott King an 87; and senior J.D. Hardesty a 92 rounded out the team’s best score of the year.

“Anytime you’re the next one behind John Hardin and (Elizabethtown), you know you’ve done something,” he said. “They always represent our region well in finals. They really are the powerhouses of our region.” The day also provided its share of thrills and suspense — the essence of team golf. “This is the most fun I’ve had watching them play,” Thompson said. “We don’t get big crowds; all we get is the parents. If we could have pulled it off I think it would have raised a lot of eyebrows in Brandenburg.” With only two seniors leaving, J.D. Hardesty and Pace, the teams remains fairly youthful. Next year, the Greenwave will have another chance at the final tournament. “Unfortunately, we are going to miss Braden and J.D.,” Thompson said. “They are going to be better golfers three or four more years down the road. But we have some young kids still. This (tournament success) is something I thought could happen. They were just due. I’m proud of them.”

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Quick Hits Volleyball: Lady Waves beat old district rival Last Thursday, the Lady Waves volleyball swept the Central Hardin Bruins, 25-22 and 25-20. Sophomore middle hitter Tiffany Filburn had 10 blocks, four kills, three aces and two assist, while senior outside hitter Megan Fackler added eight blocks three digs, two kills and one assist. Shelby Chism added 13 digs, six assists, two blocks, one kill, and one ace.

Volleyball: Lady Waves take second at tough Elizabethtown tourney The Lady Waves competed in the Hilliard Lyons Lady Panther Fall Classic on Saturday. The team went 5-2 in the tournament, while only suffering losses to Elizabethtown. During pool play the Lady Waves beat Ohio County (21-16, 21-8), Bethlehem (21-18, 21-19), and Bullitt East (21-16, 14-21, 18-12). In the quarterfinals, Meade County took down Heath, 21-14 and 21-12; then eliminated Bullitt East, 21-1 and 21-16 in the semifinals. The Lady Waves faced Elizabethtown in the finals and lost 21-15 and 21-9. Meade County was led by senior outside hitter Claire Cannady with 114 digs, 22 kills and five aces throughout the tournament. Tiffany Filburn added 40 kills, 19 blocks, 15 digs, and 10 aces. Senior setter Shelby Chism tallied 53 assists, 43 digs, nine aces, and one block, while senior outside hitter Chelsea Stinnett capped the weekend off with 64 digs, 11 kills, nine aces and two blocks.

Soccer: Greenwave claims Marion Cup The Meade County boys soccer team won the Marion Cup last weekend at Marion County High School. In the championship game the Greenwave won 2-1 in a shootout against Covington Scott High School. Junior Jordan Compton had eight saves in regulation while stopping one in the shootout. Senior midfielder scored the winning shot in the shootout, while junior defender Gabe Buttram and junior midfielder Logan Raley also scored. Raley also scored the game-tying goal in regulation off an assist by senior midfielder Michael West. During the first game, Meade County won 3-1. West and junior forward Zack Brown each had a goal. Junior Charlie Backstrom also scored an unassisted goal. Meade County outshot Marion County 16-4.


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Rob Miller said. “They are already talking about playing some more this fall, and hitting inside during the winter. We also have some younger girls in Karlea King and Ashley Carter, coming up that have improved over the year.” Elizabethtown won the tournament, while Central Hardin took second place.

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The Vine Grove Thundercats U-14 Girls soccer team took home the second place trophy in the Fall 2008 Jefferson County Youth Soccer League District 3 Tournament held at the Fern Creek Soccer Complex on Sept. 27 and 28. The Thundercats defeated the Fern Creek Red Rockets 2-1, and the Southern Indiana United Cardinals 3-0. The Thundercats lost to the Fern Creek Lady Tigers 3-0. Pictured left to right, beginning with front row, are Alexis Legaspi, Ashley Nikolao, Kristan Ganley, Katie Geren, Julie Nichols, Katie Sivulich. Back row: Coach Mike Ray, Erin McAleer, Micaela Ray, Jaycee Serrano, Kaylee Kellam, Morgan English, Jessica Stafford, Crystal Milam, Coach Logan English.

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The Greenwave soccer team lost a heartbreaking game against the district rival John Hardin Bulldogs, 1-0. With less than a minute left in the game, the score was deadlocked 0-0, but the Bulldogs (11-4-1 overall, 3-1 district) were awarded a penalty kick. John Hardin capitalized on the penalty kick and scored with 38 second left in the game. Meade County (9-6-1, 3-2) was outshot 13-5 during the game, and lost its chance for a No. 2 seed in the 10th district playoffs. They will most likely have the No. 3 seed in the tournament, which starts next week.

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Soccer: Lady Waves rack up 10 goals The Meade County girls soccer team mercied Waggoner last Wednesday night, 10-0 with 25 minutes left in the game. Junior defender Lindsey Andrews recorded a hat trick, with two unassisted goals and one assisted by junior striker Chelsea Fochtman, who added one goal and four assists. Sophomore forward Kristin Benton had two goals, while sophomore midfielder Lindsey Burchett, junior midfielder Kelli Eden, and junior forward Paige Long each had a goal. Senior goalie Stephanie Menser had one save and an assist.

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Greenwave rolling in the right direction By Ben Achtabowski

After an outburst of offense last week — most of which came from the rushing attack — the Greenwave football team will have to remain grounded tonight against the Apollo Eagles … literally. “We need to make sure we’re staying grounded,” said Meade County head coach Larry Mofield. “They were very excited about last week’s win, as they should be. But just a few weeks ago we were 0-3. Now were 2-3. We just have to make sure we don’t get too high.” The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Greenwave (2-3 overall, 2-1 district) as the Eagles (2-2 overall, 1-1 district) bring in another high-powered offense, which runs the Tony Franklin spread offense. “They are a lot like Central Hardin,” Mofield said. “They are big up front and they throw the ball about 75 percent of the time. They may change it up and go 50 run 50 pass, but I think they will look pass first.” Mofield feels Apollo may be a little more balanced and faster than Central Hardin, which might make the game even more of a challenge for Meade County. “They don’t have a standout player like (Jeremy Barr) for Central,” he said “They have several go-to guys. They have more speed than Central Hardin, too. But we have played teams with speed. There are no teams out there faster than Fern Creek or John Hardin.” Apollo’s offense is a benefit to the Greenwave — it’s the same as more than half of the teams on Meade County’s schedule. It’s a system they are quite accus-


Freshmen wide reciever Bo Wilson makes a catch. tomed to. “It helps that we play a lot of teams that run a similar offense, so we are familiar with what they are trying to do,” Mofield said. “But we don’t want to be overconfident. We need to maintain focus.” The Greenwave is also coming out of the first half of the season relatively healthy. The team started out a little banged up with senior linebacker Kevin Carter’s knee injury and senior linebacker Jimmy Crase’s foot injury. “We’ve been fortunate,” Mofield said. “Sure, we’ve had a few nagging injuries, but nothing season-ending. The seniors aren’t going to be denied their senior season. We have some tough guys.” One of the toughest guys on the team is junior offensive and defensive lineman Brandean Kenealy. Although he may be undersized (5 foot 10 inches, 216 pounds), his tenacity leads the charge on both fronts for the Greenwave.

“It helps to have Brandean Kenealy out there,” Mofield said. “He’s aggressive. You have to be aggressive when you’re undersized.” Meade County will have to be aggressive on the line to counteract the hard-hitting Apollo defense, according to Mofield. “What I’ve noticed is they really hustle to the ball,” he said. “I don’t know what they will do for sure, because they haven’t played a team like us. But we do know they will be aggressive. We’re going to have to stay on our blocks and have great effort.” Overall, Meade County will have to continue what it’s done the past two weeks: Control the ball, eliminate penalties and turnovers, and remain physical. “The big reason why we won (last week) is we were physical,” Mofield said. “If we’re not physical, then we won’t win.” Kickoff is at 8 p.m. tonight at the Meade County football field.

SPMS team ends season in second place The Stuart Pepper Middle School Traveling Squad Football Team finished its season with an 8-2 record. On Tuesday night, the team played in its league championship game against the Bluegrass Colts, but lost, 32-6. The SPMS team shut out five opponents during the season.


CLOCKWISE: (From top left) Runningback Kippy Caro runs with the ball. Tight end Zach Bogard catches the ball in the endzone. Quarterback Jacob Wilson passes the ball. Runningback Tilden Cross winds up to throw a deep bomb.

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touchdown run by senior fullback Alex Downs, narrowing the score to 22-14. But the Greenwave anFrom page B1 swered back — with time The first touchdown running out in the half — was scored on a wing back when junior quarterback sweep that went to Graham Tyler Mattingly rolled for 38 yards. Two plays pri- right to find senior Michael or, Graham scored on the Addesa for a 9-yard divsame sweep play, but was ing, circus catch in the endcalled back by a blocking zone. The momentum swung penalty. Furnival added a two- back in favor of the Greenpoint conversion to put the wave as the teams headed Greenwave up, 8-0, with to their respective locker 7:46 left in the first quarter. rooms. The second half was all During the ensuing drive, the Cardinals fum- Greenwave. During the bled the ball on the Green- opening drive, Furnival wave 24-yard line and the scored on a sweep play ball was recovered by ju- to the right for five yards, nior defensive tackle Bran- while Graham added the two-point conversion run. dean Kenealy. Meade County’s offenThe Greenwave offense went back to work and sive line dominated the traveled 76 yards, capping front throughout the entire it off with a Furnival 6-yard game, which gave Graham, touchdown run. Graham’s Furnival and several other two-point conversion ‘backs a chance to make run failed putting Meade plays. “We subbed a lot in County up 14-0, with 11:32 our line tonight,” Mofield left in the second quarter. “It felt good to get in said. “At one point, we there,” Furnival said, who had a new center for a few scored his first offensive plays after he lost the clips touchdowns of the season to his shoulder pads. We during the game. “The line played eight guys on the did good. I really feel like line tonight. That builds I only had to make a few depth. It’s exciting to be cuts. There were so many able to trust someone to go in there and do his asopen holes tonight.” The Greenwave contin- signments.” Greenwave senior cenued to win the turnover game. During the follow- ter, Anthony Ruelas, felt a ing kickoff, senior Kevin game like this was going Carter kicked the ball and to happen sooner or later. was recovered by a Meade He’s happy it came sooner. “We’re a young team,” he County player. The Greenwave had a said. “It just takes time to short field two work with settle down and get some and drove 35 yards, that playing experience. The ofconcluded with Furnival fensive line did great. They running five yards to score knew who to block every his second touchdown of single play.” Furnival finished his the night. He then added the two-point conversion scoring barrage on a on a sweep run to the right, fourth-and-one run on the goal line with 7:15 left in making the score 22-0. However, the Cardinals the game, extending the refused to lie down and lead to 42-14. Other contributing runfought back during the last seven minutes of the first ning backs included junior fullback Tyler Crow, half. Nelson County scored who ran a tough 64 yards back-to-back touchdowns, on 11 carries. Crow, an ofincluding an 80-yard fensive lineman converted

to a fullback, saw his first heavy dose of running the ball in his career. “They gave me some trust,” Crow said. “I didn’t cover the ball with two hands like they told me, but I ran the ball hard for them.” The Cardinals added a late touchdown with 17 seconds left in the game, but it was too little too late as the Greenwave began to celebrate its second win of the season. “Our kids played hard and they worked hard all week,” Mofield said. “They were focused this week. I was the most proud of the focus they had on all three phases of the game. They paid attention and were coachable.” Meade County 8 20 8 6— 42 Nelson County 0 14 0 7—21 Scoring Summary First quarter MC: Kevin Graham 38-yard run (Alex Furnival run), 7:46 Second quarter MC: Furnival 6-yard run (Graham run failed), 11:32 MC: Furnival 5-yard run (Furnival run good), 7:29 NC: Jordan Keene 2-yard run (Daniel Mudd kick good), 6:09 NC: Alex Downs 80-yard run (Mudd kick good), 1:19 MC: Tyaler Mattingly 10yard pass to Michael Addesa (Graham run failed), 0:00 Third quarter MC: Furnival 5 –yard run (Graham run), 5:55 Fourth Quarter MC: Furnival 1-yard run (Mattingly pass failed) 7:15 NC: Blacke Martin 38-yard run (Mudd kick), 17.6 MC team: 476 rushing yards, 22 yards passing, 29 first downs, penalties 4/30 yards Individual stats: Rushing: Furnival 28-156, Graham 13-122, Crow 11-64, Kevin Carter 6-61, Jimmy Crase 2-15, Mattingly 1-10, Aaron Ford 1-1, Brandon Belt 1-1, Thomas Wilson 1-(-1) Passing: Mattingly 2-8, 22 yards Receiving: Bo Wilson 1-13, Addesa 1-9


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Senior night brings fond memories By Ben Achtabowski

On Tuesday night, the Meade County Lady Waves volleyball team celebrated senior night. Along with the special night, the team finished out its undefeated district play against rival the Grayson County Cougars, 25-15 and 25-23. “I’ve been on varsity all four years and I love it,â€? said senior setter Shelby Chism. “I wouldn’t choose to play for another team besides Meade County. The girls are great and we all get along. We really came together tonight.â€? The Lady Waves (19-6 overall, 6-0 district) dominated the first match, by scoring the last seven points of the game. But the second game was a different story. The Lady Cougars (5-21 overall, 1-5 district) jumped out to 4-1 lead, before the Lady Waves tied it up, 4-4, after a Chism ace. Grayson County then advanced to a 19-13 lead, forcing Meade County head coach Michele West to call a timeout. “They had to get that pep back up,â€? she said. “They needed to get their energy back. Their whole demeanor changed after the timeout.â€? The Lady Waves fought back to make the score 21-20. The seniors needed a little help from sophomore middle hitter Tiffany Filburn to cap off the perfect senior night. She had two straight kills to tie the game. Seven of her eight kills came in the second game. Senior outside hitter Claire Cannady added another kill to take the lead 22-21 as the Lady Waves edged the Cougars, 25-23. “It feels really good (to win on senior night),â€? said senior defensive specialist Julia Powers. “Especially to get the win against Grayson County. They are one of our bigger rivals.â€? Cannady lead the team with 20 digs and three kills. Filburn added eight kills and one ace. Chism ended the night with 12 assists, two kills, and nine digs. Senior outside hitter Chelsea Stinnett chipped in 17 digs, two aces and one assist. The Greenwave are the No. 1 seed in their district and are a clear-cut favorite. “Last year we got second, which we were disappointed with,â€? Powers said. “This year we have a really good shot at getting first. It feels good to be the No. 1 seed.â€? Close games to district rivals, like Tuesday night’s game, are the perfect preparation for the intense competition the Lady Waves will meet during the playoffs “We’ll see them in the district tournament,â€? Powers said. “So this game really gave us a feel of the tournament and got us ready.â€? As the players look forward to the tournament play ahead, they can also look back at the success of senior night, and their high school volleyball careers. “It’s special to them,â€? West said. “They are seniors and all the sentimental things are surrounding them. They know it’s one of the last times they are going to play for the team. All the parents and friends are here ‌ It’s a big night for everyone.â€?

Seed From page B1 3-1 district) struck first with six minutes into the match when junior forward Zach Brown scored on an open net. The wild play was initiated by senior defender Jordan Wise, who booted the ball near the top of the goal box. Senior forward Kerry Rupe chased the ball down and avoided a collision with the Bruins goalie and defender. Rupe poked the ball across field to a wideopen Brown who put in the go-ahead goal, 1-0. “(Central Hardin) has some pretty good wheels,� Rupe said, who is one of the fastest players for Meade County. “We just took advantage of our opportunities tonight. We kept the ball on our feet most of the time and played our game. We didn’t let them take advantage of our weaknesses, and exploited theirs.� In the second half, the

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part in what we had going on today. The engine shop brought something a little bit different this week. That was good. Definitely showed some fruit there.� “The car is actually a car we raced a couple of times and won a couple races with. So that’s good. It’s kind of a proven thing. Our pit crew did a great job on pit road. I just can’t say enough about Jimmie. He drove his heart out today. It was a great day. It was a lot of fun. Really enjoyed it.’’ The rest of The Chasers should be concerned because it was about this time last year that Johnson caught his stride, reeled in teammate Jeff Gordon and blew away the competition for the title down the stretch. After sixth and 14th place finished at New Hampshire and Dover respectively a year ago, Johnson ran third at Kansas and second at Talladega before winning four of the season’s last five races. That’s right. Johnson won at four of the seven remaining tracks on the schedule a year ago. “I mean, this is 30 percent over, so there’s a lot left, I think,’’ said Carl Edwards, who finished second to Johnson and trails him by 10 in the points race. “I don’t think you can tell how this is going to end up. Talladega will be interesting for sure.� Biffle ran third and Roush Fenway has four of five cars in the top-10 at Kansas, while three are in the hunt for the title. Biffle sits third in the points and Kenseth, former champion, is suddenly in the hunt as well after a poor start to The Chase, but all of them figure it’s anybody’s


Jimmy Johnson celebrates his first win at Kansas Speedway in Victory Lane for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV 400.

title race. “I’ll probably be glued to Jimmie, no matter where he’s at,� said Edwards. “If him and Greg and I can just stay together, and make sure we either all avoid or either all get in the same wrecks, then we’ll probably be all right. If I’m running fifth and Jimmie falls back to 40th to ride around and watch some action, I will probably be following him back there, and vice-versa, I assume. “If somebody said, ‘Hey, will you take 10th at Talladega, right now? You don’t have to run the race.’ I’d take in it a heartbeat. I’d pay a million dollars for it, because you just don’t know what’s going to happen there. But as it stands, when you go there and race, and – if I’ve got a shot to win the thing, it could be awesome. But that place, there’s a lot that you can’t control and you have to respect that, you know?�

ballgame up to this point. “I don’t think it will come down to who runs the best, I think it’s going to come down to who has the least little hiccups here and there, you know, small stuff happen – get a pit-road penalty or something, have to go to the back, finish 14th, you know, something like that,’’ said Biffle. “That’s probably what it’s going be like, because all of us are running competitive enough. I doubt whether it will go all 10 races just like this, this tight, but it might.� This weekend is considered the X-factor of The Chase. Why? Because driver’s have more control over what happens to them at smaller, unrestricted tracks, but Sunday’s Talladega race bunches 43 cars together and always seems to trigger a multi-car melee that gathers a Chaser or two — often severely effecting one’s chances in the

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From top to bottom: Beth Shoulders with her parents Greg and Trina Shoulders. Claire Cannady hugs her parents, Jeff and Leona Cannady. Shelby Chism with Richie Chism and, Amy and Richie Tucker. Maris Harreld with Mike and Suzy Harreld. Megan Fackler with Rob and Aimee Fackler. Julia Powers with Martin and Tara Powers. Chelsea Stinnet with David and Kristy Stinnett, and Dawn and Mike Wise.

Greenwave continued to control the ball, but with 34:47 left on the clock, junior goalie Jordan Compton made a spectacular save to keep the lead. One of the Bruin players tipped the ball on a header and it appeared to bounce to the back corner of the net. Compton came out of nowhere during a diving save and knocked the ball down, just before it crossed the goal line. “The ball was coming in and I saw they got ahead on it,� Compton said. “I just reacted to it and cut it off before it crossed the line.� “That was the biggest save of the year,� Pollock added. “He’s had some big saves in games, but they haven’t really changed the course of the game like this one.� Thirteen minutes later, the Greenwave scored the all-important insurance goal when junior midfielder Quintin Franke’s right-wing shot deflected off a defender and slipped passed the Bruins’ diving goalie.

“You’ve got to have that 2-0 lead,� Pollock said. “Especially in a district game; teams are fighting every game for a win. It wouldn’t take much for them to get back into the game with a goal to make it 1-1, then we start all over again.� The remaining 20 minutes of the game was a standstill as the Greenwave prevented any Central Hardin goals. “We’ve been the same team all year,� Pollock said. “We’re capable of playing like this every day.� With the win, the Greenwave are in position to earn a coveted second seed in the district playoffs, which would mean a first round bye. But it’s all in the Greenwave’s hands. The team faced John Hardin on Tuesday (for recap check Quick Hits, B2). “(The win against Central Hardin) is probably one of the biggest wins of the year, so far,� Compton said. “We are back on track and we keep playing like this into the playoffs.�


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FRANKFORT — Cooling weather sends both deer and hunters into their fall patterns. Although, many bowhunters haven’t climbed into their tree stands yet, as temperatures drop into the 70s and below, it starts to feel more like archery season. Bachelor groups of bucks are beginning to break up, as shorter days trigger hormone changes in deer. This means that even hunters who scouted during pre-season must do some additional homework now. “In summer, they’re keyed in on crops and green fields. As summer progresses into fall, acorns are starting to drop and deer are changing their feeding and bedding patterns,” said Chris Garland, assistant director of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Wildlife Division. “A lot of patterns you observed in summer have changed. Now is the time to update your stand sites.” Garland recommends hunters search for natural funnels where deer travel, such as a saddle between two ridges, an overgrown fencerow between two forested areas, a power line right-of-way or a river corridor. “Even small changes in topography can create an area where a deer feels comfortable travelling,” he said. “Look for rubs where bucks

are sign-posting, or marking their territory. Lots of early season rubs are found in open areas or along field edges and serve to remove the velvet from antlers,” Garland said. “The rubs found this time of year and into October are related to bucks marking their territories and letting does know they are there.” Be careful when you scout this time of year, however. Tina Brunjes, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s big game program coordinator, cautions that hunters may spook deer if they spend too much time walking in the woods. “Scouting may consist of glassing fields from your truck, or just sitting in a tree stand with your bow, finding out what’s going on,” said Brunjes. “This time of year, when you see a deer trail, you shouldn’t be walking down it to see where it goes. You should already know where it goes, from doing your pre-season scouting. You’re looking to see if it’s being used now.” Set up your stand close to areas where you’ve observed deer sign, but don’t put the stand right where you think deer will travel. “Back off of the area about 30-50 yards,” Garland advised. “When deer come to scent-check the area, this will still put you in position for a shot instead of being detected by your scent.” Don’t put your stand in a place where you will be silhouetted against the sky. To


With bachelor groups of bucks breaking up, hunters will have some extra scouting to do. conceal yourself from deer, try to find a tree that provides leaf cover and make sure there is foliage or other cover behind the tree to break up your outline. If you clear shooting lanes near your stand, Garland advises not to alter the landscape too much, as deer may notice the changes and avoid the area. Finally, pay attention to where you set up your stand in relation to nearby hills. You don’t want to end up sitting at eye-level to an approaching deer. There are a wide variety of scent-blocking products

available to hunters nowadays. Both Garland and Brunjes emphasize that while these products may help, nothing substitutes for being still and paying attention to the wind. “With camo and scent protection, how much you need is in direct proportion to your ability to sit still,” said Brunjes. “As far as scent, if the wind isn’t blowing towards the deer, the deer isn’t going to smell you. You’ve just got to know what the wind is doing.” Scouting, good tree stand placement, and hunting ac-

cording to the wind will all increase your chances in the woods during bow season. Add plenty of practice with your bow, and you’ll be ready when the first deer steps out in front of your stand. Kentucky’s archery deer season is open now statewide and continues until January 19, 2009. For complete season regulations, including bag limits, licensing and hunter education requirements, pick up a copy of the 2008-09 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at and wherever hunting licenses are sold.

Get physical at state parks Submitted by Kentucky State Parks FRANKFORT — Several Kentucky State Parks will be participating in “Second Sunday” on Oct. 12, an event aimed at offering physical activities to Kentuckians. “Kentucky is known for its high obesity rates and other health problems,” said Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer. “This statewide event shows that we are aggressively fighting back against those negatives that have held our state back in quality of life issues and workforce development.” Kentucky is consistently ranked among the top 10 states for obesity and obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. According to Janet Kurzynske, chair of the Nutrition and Food Science Department in the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences, two thirds of Kentuckians are overweight or obese. UK College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, the event organizer, plans to make Second Sunday an annual event. For more information about Second Sunday, visit www.2ndsundayky. com. Kentucky State Parks have more than 250 miles of hiking trails with various levels of difficulty. Visit for more details. Here is a list of the state parks with activities planned for Oct. 12: Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas Barren River will be leading an interpretive hike along the one mile Connell Nature Trail on Oct. 12. This hike will take approximately 1.5 hours and goes through a heavily wooded area of the park. Participants will see a wide variety of trees and possibly some of the wildlife

in the area, which could include our triplet and twin white tail deer fawns. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, hiking boots or tennis shoes (no flip-flops). Bring along drinking water and apply sunscreen. Hikers should meet in front of the lodge at 1 p.m. CST. Terrain is easy to moderate. Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olive Blue Licks is encouraging residents in the surrounding communities to come to the park to walk, run, blade, bike, or push a stroller — just get moving! As part of the “Second Sunday” effort, this one day is meant to send a message for Kentuckians to change their health (physically, environmentally, and economically). Blue Licks is going to close a major portion of the park to vehicle traffic on Oct. 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. Children and adults can enjoy walking the park roads or even riding bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. on the pavement without worrying about vehicle traffic. Blue Licks has miles of easy to moderate walking and hiking trails open all year long. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park’s first “Back to Nature Walk” will occur on Oct. 12. This event will kickoff in front of the lodge at 2 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then we’ll take a 2-mile walk around the park. Most of the walk will be on blacktop, with a small portion on gravel. Hikers should be able to see a spectacular view of the fall foliage. In addition, local health departments and clinics will provide services and tips. It is all free and open to the public. Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus The second Sunday in

October is the weekend of the Civil War Days event at Columbus-Belmont State Park. The festivities will include a “ghost walk” on Friday night, Oct. 10, that goes through park trails, which are earthworks built by the Confederates during the Civil War. Come and enjoy the weekend and walk our historic trails. Hikers might want to stop by the gift shop for a walking stick made from vintage Kentucky tobacco sticks. Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park will be offering a guided hike to Eagle’s Point on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. This is a moderate 1.6 mile hike out to a beautiful overlook of the lake. Learn about park and lake history, native wildlife, and see the fall foliage of colors along the journey. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup Get out and enjoy the multi-use trails of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. There is hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding for the beginner to the expert. Enjoy the back country of one of Kentucky’s Parks. There will be a Fern Valley Hike for those who want to be a part of Second Sunday on Oct. 12. Meet at the trail head at the Jesse Stuart Parking Lot at 2 p.m. The walk will be easy going and last about an hour. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville Kentucky Dam Village invites you to come by our park and walk along the shoreline below our lodge and across the foot bridges to our paddle boat area. While enjoying strolling through our park on Sunday, Oct. 12, stop by the Arts & Crafts show and enjoy the craft demonstrations, food, and music.

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By Samantha Weaver •Those who speak English call it a French kiss, but those who speak French call it an English kiss. •It was Roman statesman Cato the Elder who made the following sage observation: “After I’m dead I would rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.” •At 140,000 square miles, the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, located (unsurprisingly) in Hawaii, is larger than all the other U.S. national parks put together. •Have you ever met an oligochaetelogist? You have if you’ve ever been introduced to someone who studies earthworms. •If you could cut out a piece of a pulsar the size of a standard baseball and weigh it, it would be heavier than the Empire State Building. •The largest diamond ever found was discovered in 1905 and weighed 3,106 karats, or more than 1 1/3 pounds, in the rough. After the Cullinan diamond changed hands several times, King Edward VII of England received it as a gift for his birthday. When he finally had the stone cut, the enormous diamond yielded 96 small gems and nine large ones, including the 530-karat Great Star of Africa. •It was once the custom among the Danakil tribe of Ethiopia to mark a man’s grave with one stone for each man he had killed during his lifetime. •Thought for the Day: “If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there are men on base.” -- Dave Barry (c) 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries charm helps persuade others to listen to your proposal. But it's still a long way from acceptance, unless you can stand up to the tough questions that are set to follow.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Plan to share a weekend getaway from all the pressures of your hectic workaday world with a very special someone. You could be pleasantly surprised at what develops.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your keen insight once again helps you handle a challenging situation with a clearer perception of what it's really all about. What you learn helps you make a difficult decision.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you want to steer clear of getting involved in a new family dispute, say so. Your stand might cause hurt feelings for some, but overall, you'll be respected for your honesty.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect recognition for your efforts in getting a project into operation. Besides the more practical rewards, your Lion's heart will be warmed by the admiration of your colleagues.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Set aside time to rid yourself of clutter that might well be drawing down your creative energies. Consider asking someone to help you decide what stays and what goes.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A colleague could make a request that might place you in an awkward position with co-workers. Best advice: Share your concerns with an associate you can trust.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your energy levels are way up, allowing you to take on the added challenge of a task you've been hoping to secure. Expect this move to lead to an important opportunity.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your continuing sense of confidence in what you've set out to do gives encouragement to others. Expect to see more people asking to add their efforts to yours.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might think it would be best to reject a suggestion others insist would be unworkable. But you might be surprised by what you find if you give it a chance.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Changing a decision might disappoint some people, but the important thing is that you be honest with yourself. Don't go ahead with anything you have doubts about.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) There could be some fallout from an emotional confrontation that you really should deal with before moving on. Best to start fresh with a clean, clear slate.

BORN THIS WEEK: Your honesty not only helps you make decisions for yourself, but also helps others find the right choices for themselves.

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MCHS CLASS OF 1968 Reunion- A letter with survey has been sent out to the MCHS Class of 1968 about our 40th high school reunion. It will be a two day event. October 24, 2008 at the MCHS Homecoming Football game and Oct. 25, 2008 for a dinner and social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Doe Run Inn, Brandenburg. If you haven’t received a letter, please contact Diana Rhodes Hurt at 270-496-4466 or email her at drhurt@

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SIBLINGS CLASS-October 2, in Capitol Room 1, 6:30-7:30pm. A free class especially for the Big Brothers and Sisters of newborns prior to Baby’s arrival at HCH. For information and to arrange for additional class dates, call 812-738-8708.

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ONE ORDER, One check, One smart move! Save time and money by making one call to place a 25-word classified in 70 Kentucky newspapers for only $250. For more information, contact the classified department of this newspaper or call KPS 1-502-223-8821.

2000 Fleetwood Prowler, 30 foot long 5th wheel camper, VERY NICE! Features include 2 slide outs, ref., stove, microwave, inside and outside shower, plenty of cabinet space. One full sized bed plus a pullout couch, two rocking chairs and a dinette table for four, 2 person bar. This camper is very clean and in great shape. Must see! Books over $16,000, will sell for $12,500. Call to see 270-668-1800.

3 HARLEY Davidson sportsters for sale. A 1996, 1997, and 2006 Harley Sportster. Motorcycle parts, ATV parts, and accessories.. Call 1-812-738-4200. 2 INDUSTRIAL SECURITY LIGHTS. $500 each. 270828-2927. FISH • SWIM • CAMP RV’S WELCOME

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INDY SUPER SUNDAY: Automotive Swap Meet and Car Sale. October 12, Indianapolis IN. Indiana State Fairgrounds. All makes & models. 8am-3pm. Spaces “All Indoors�. Info 708-5634300

STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS Made in USA. Three canceled orders- will sell for balance owed. 16x24 & 25x36. Call today to save thousands! 866-3520716.

DISH NETWORK Satellite TV systems installed FREE this week! First month FREE! No bank account needed! No $$$ down needed! (866) 689-0523 Call now for details!

12,000 (+/-) SQ.FT., 3 story commercial building in Franklin, KY Downtown Square. Brick/ Stone construction. Concrete floors. Great parking! $315K Serious inquiries call 615-8047677 for appointment.

FOR RENT- 2 or 3 bedroom home with enclosed front porch located in Muldraugh. Sorry, no pets, lease required. $490 per month. Security deposit $300. 502942-2800.

COMMERCIAL SECURITY GATE. Approx. 15 ft. w/motor. Never been installed. Call for more information. 270-828-2927.

2000 FLEETWOOD PROWLER. 30 foot long 5th wheel camper, VERY NICE! Features include 2 slide outs, ref., stove, microwave, inside and outside shower, plenty of cabinet space. One full size bed plus a pullout couch, two rocking chairs and a dinette table for four, 2 person bar. This camper is very clean and in great shape. Must see! Books over $16,000, will sell for $12,500. Call to see 270-668-1800.

HELP WANTED-Part time cook who is experienced in country style cooking. Applications by appointment only. Call Perna’s Place 422-4200. WRIGHT’S Construction is now hiring ROOFERS and LABORERS. For more information, call 828-5206.

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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!, 270828-2222.

270-547-4222 Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing Dollhouse of a home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. New paint, new floor, on 2.3 acres in Guston, Meade County $79,900.

BUILDING LOTS in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.

10 + acres open and wooded, very private. $1000. down. Breckinridge County. 2.5 acre lot with set-up in Irvington. $23,900. 20 acres close to town with nice view. Only $1000 down.

HOME IN VINE GROVE, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, city water and sewers, completely remodeled with new kitchen, new bathrooms, new drywall, new laminated hardwood floors and carpets, located in Vine Grove on Shelton Street. $74,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.

7 + acres in Breckinridge County. Lays good, mostly open, some trees, only $500 down. 39.5 acres in Breckinridge County near Webster. Mostly open lots with road frontage. Call for more information.

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!, 270828-2222.

112 acres in Breckinridge County. $168,000. 367 acres in Lewis County off Interstate 65. $675 an acre. 88.9 acres in Ohio County. $1400 an acre.

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We offer owner financing on most all our properties with no prequalifications!

1-6 ACRES in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing.

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7.7 ACRES, near Irvington, beautiful home site. Ok for horses. $24,500. Must see to appreciate. $500 Down.

3 bed, 2 bath 16x80 home on 1 acre off Hobbs-Reesor, $49,900.

1-2 ACRES, near Doe Valley Otter Creek Park. Restricted to houses, county water, electric and blacktop road.

3 bed, 2 bath 16x80 off Rabbit Run, Flaherty area, $54,900. 2 bed, 2 bath, new paint and flooring, enclosed back deck, Midway, $39,900.

32 acres and 20 acres in Breckinridge County. County water. Electric available. Perfect for crop, pasture or horses.

7 ac, off 1638, 2 bed 1 bath, beautiful building site, $59,900.

32 acres near Webster. All woods. Has electric available. Nice home site and good hunting!

4 bed, 2 bath 16x80 on 2 ac close to US 60, outside Irvington, $49,900.

We pay cash for farms or land. Call MW 270-668-4035

Bring your fishing poles for these river lots with county water and electric. Starting at $19,900.

4.4 ac off US 60 at McCreary Rd, septic, electric, deep well, $32,900.


30 acres wooded with creek, great for hunting! Only $1850 an acre in Breckinridge County.

3.5 ac Greer Rd, Payneville area, septic, electric, cistern, $26,900.

Call our friendly sales associates today! We’re open 7 days a week, and visit our website at For many more listings, call 866-865-5263! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900

4 acres, water 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. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, on nice private one acre lot. $49,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222.

Lot 48 - 1.572 acres $15,290


Lot 49 - 1.296 acres $14,500

2 ac, Brandenburg area, mobile ok, close to town, $19,900.

Lot 51 - 1.232 acres $13,900

Lot 50 - 1.27 acres $14,400


13 ac, Flaherty, beautiful building site, nice barn, $97,500.

Lot 10 - 3.46 acres $25,500

23 ac, Battletown area, Green Valley Ranch, $49,900.

Lot 14 - 2.5297 acres $17,000


Lot 15 - 2.5399 acres $17,000 MEADE SPRINGS Lot 29 - 4.092 acres $35,000 Lot 30 - 4.988 acres $42,000 On Meade Springs Road

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THE OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885. REPORT A CRIME, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed. 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, 270-547-4569 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.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 4221050. AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 497-4885.

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Adopt–A–Pet 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 888780-5539. KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION- Indianapolis, IN Division. WANTS YOU! We need 4 qualified drivers. We offer a DEBT FREE company, pay for experience, home time. Medical/ Vision/ Dental/ 401K. 4mos/ OTR experience required. Call 888-346-4639 Today.

ATTN DRIVERS: Home Weekends! Get Paid 40¢ per mile. Tarp pay & 6% bonus! CDL-A & 6 mo. flatbed exp. Req’d. WVT 800-246-6305


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Black & White Border Collie 2 Year Old Male

Tabby 2-3 Year Old Male

Male & Female Kittens 10 Weeks Old

Tri Color Beagle 6 Year Old Male

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MIDWEST OWNER Operators Needed! $1.05 ALL miles. No quall-com. Generous fuel surcharge. Guaranteed home weekends. Permits, fuel taxes paid. 2500-3000. Frontier (800)991-6227.

WANTED-Stationary bike. Call 270-668-1800. WANTED-Gas range cook stove. Free Standing. Good Condition. 270-945-3993. WANTED: Arts and Crafts Vendors to set up at the River Heritage Festival on October 18th. $10 per space. Contact Jennifer Bridge at the Meade County Extension Office at 422-4958 for an application or additional information.

TOPS Buck Grove Baptist Church. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Lena at 4222692.

Lot 42 - 1.224 acres $13,900

2.7 ac off 941, close to US 60, septic, electric, cistern, $27,500.


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!

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington, Ky. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meeting held Monday nights at 8 p.m. For more info, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445.

Lot 28 - 1.696 acres $19,600

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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.


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130 acres open and wooded with county water off 86 in Breckinridge County. Buy all or pick your tract size. Call for more details.

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.

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Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular home located off 333 in Webster, Breckinridge County. $64,900. NEW PRICE TO SELL!

2 acres, county water, lots available in Rosetta area of Breckinridge County, only $12,900.

5 ACRES set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy. 1638 and Hwy. 933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222.


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YARD SALE Sat. Oct. 4th 8a.m.-? 3550 Flaherty Road. Sheer Design by Susan. Proceeds donated to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. COMMUNITY YARD SALE Doe Haven Rd. Sat. Oct. 4th 9-3. Furniture, household items, donations, baby items, toys and clothes for the whole family!

COMPANY DRIVERS CDLA Earn up to 46cpm. Students CDL welcome. Average 2,500 to 2,800 miles/ week. No forced Northeast. 800-848-0405. Owner Operators call 877-774-3533. DELTA CAREER Academy Training Drivers for Class-A CDL. Job placement assistance. Regional/ Dedicated/ OTR. $850-$1000 wk. Call 24/7 800-883-0171 Member BBB. Classes start Monday! DRIVER: Class-A and B CDL Classes. Training Facility in Kentucky. Employment Assistance. You may qualify for Financing & STATE TRAINING Dollars. TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING 866-244-3644. DRIVER: Class-A & B CDL Drivers Local, Regional & OTR. Job Openings in the Louisville, KY, Evansville, IN Areas. Full-time or Parttime 502-452-1096 (2 yrs recent exp req.) DRIVERS: $5,000 sign on w/1 yr. OTR exp! Student Grads welcome or we can train. 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- Great Pay, Strong Future. Van & Flatbed Fleets. Smithway Motor Xpress Since 1958. 23 YO, 1 yr OTR, CDL-A 888-6197607 DRIVERS- Miles & More!!! Competitive pay, benefits, respect. CDL-A & OTR experience required. Dedicated to YOU. Call anytime (800)447-1211 x2057 or visit DRIVERS- Seeking Owner Operators! Miles & Mileage. Frequent Home time. Paid weekly & much more! Call Karen today @ 800333-8393 ext. 1121 or visit www.geminitrafficsales. com. DRIVERS- We have Miles & Freight! Positions available ASAP! Class-A CDL w/tank endorsement req’d. Top pay & premium benefits. Call 877-484-3061 or visit FLATBED O/O’S NEEDED. Owensboro, KY & Clarksville, TN Area. Must have own trailer and equipment. Excellent Pay & Benefits, home weekends, low deadhead miles. Call M-F 8AM-5PM 800-525-3383 ext. 106. GO HOME THIS weekend! Run Regional! $.45/mile! Home most weekends! Run close to home! Health, Dental, Life Insurance! 401K! Stability! Heartland Express 1-800-441-4953 www.heartlandexpress. com. GUARANTEED WEEKLY Settlement Check. Join Wil-Trans Lease Operator Program. Get the Benefits of being a lease operator without any of the Risk. 888-229-8712. Must be 23.


2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT HORSE SHOW SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH at The Meade County Saddle Club Fackler Road, Payneville

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Text messaging loud and clear

“Lol,” “ttyl,” “idk,” and Relationships are ruined “omg” are all abbrevia- every day by rumors and tions and acronyms that lies, and texts play a huge role in the issue. are commonly used Youth At school, texin the popular world among today’s teens Columnist ting is not allowed. Students who are known as “texting.” caught with their People are using cell phones out cell phones in this have their phones day and age more confiscated and than ever before. taken to the office, And it seems the where they can trend will continue pick them up at the to increase along Tiffany end of the day. with advancements Swink Cell phones and improvements do cause a lot of in technology. drama, heartache, Most kids receive their first cell phone at and learning problems at approximately the age of school. It is a distraction eight. Some children as for other students when young as four and five you look around the class, and the students with cell have cell phones. At age eight, I was play- phones are texting and are ing outside with my big trying to hide it. Or when hot wheels, not talking on a kid busts out laughing the phone. I had barely be- due to a forwarded text gan to remember my own sent during class. Students have even put phone number two years before, in kindergarten. acronyms in their writCan you imagine a child ing at school. I have even at the age four having a caught myself on the cell phone? That blows my phone saying “lol” instead of actually laughing. mind! While texting is a bad Life before cell phones — for my generation — was habit at times, it can also based around hot wheels, be a good thing. A stuTV shows such as Teenage dent’s family member or Mutant Ninja Turtles, Care friend may be sick or hurt, Bears, Power Rangers, and and texting is one way of other things that kept us contacting them. Also, students’ parents entertained, such as Furmay not be able to use the bies and Barbies. I believe today’s teens phone at their work, but have a lack of communi- may be able to communication. In retail marketing cate via text messaging. Before texting and cell class, our teacher stressed to us how many kids are phones, life was simple. convinced to take a pub- If you wanted to talk with lic communication class in your friends, you would call them on a land line college. Texting is becoming in- phone, visit them in percreasingly popular in TV son, or perhaps write them shows as well. “Gossip a letter. I quickly realized, not Girl” on the CW, is a show which revolves around a many people do write letgroup of American stu- ters anymore ... as if it is a dents in a teen drama se- thing of the past. With the ries based on the popular age of technology upon us, e-mails and test messages novel of the same name. On the show, teens have have made the quill and emotional battles with pen virtually obsolete. Cell phones and texting each other through texts they receive regarding gos- have taken over our world sip they each have spread. of writing!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Brandenburg Primary Star Singers take the field


The Brandenburg Primary Star Singers sang the national anthem last Thursday evening as the Greenwave Soccer Team faced off with Central Hardin. The group sings at various local events.

Payneville hosts cross-country meet Overall Track Time Girl: Mary Kate Powers, 6th grade, David T. Wilson, time 7:06 Boy: Austin Curl, 6th grade, West Point, 6:39. Overall School Winner Boys: 1st Ekron Girls: 1st David T. Wilson Girls Individual Overall Schools 3rd grade girls: 1st Elizabeth Shannon, 2nd Halle Jo Mullenix, 3rd Isabella Galvez. 4th grade girls: 1st Maggie Millay, 2nd Ally Lancaster, 3rd Caitlynn Helton. 5th grade girls: 1st Emma King, 2nd Olivia Honaker, 3rd Lauren Claycomb. 6th grade girls: Mary Kate Powers, 2nd Adrienne Poole, 3rd Jacee Serrano. Girls Individual Schools David T. Wilson: 1st Mary Kate Powers; 2nd Adrienne Poole; 3rd Jaycee Serano, Kelsey Sutton; Kristin Peters, Ekron: 1st Maggie Millay; 2nd Lauren Claycomb; 3rd Elizabeth Madden; 4th Lexie Perguson; 5th Theresa Kwarcianny. Payneville: 1st Elizabeth Shannon; 2nd Isabella Galvez; 3rd Ally Lancaster; 4th Hailey Blevins, 5th Sierra Humphrey.

Battletown: 1st Hayley Ponds; 2nd Emma Bell; 3rd Gracie Fackler; 4th Kayla Parcell; 5th Desiree Meeks. School Team Winners: 1st David T. Wilson; 2nd Payneville; 3rd David T. Wilson, 4th Cloverport, 5th Battletown. Boys Individual Overall Schools 3rd grade boys: 1st Noah Schwartz, 2nd David Timmons, 3rd Steven Benock. 4th grade boys: 1st Levi Hurt, 2nd Bryce Mattingly, 3rd Christian Thompson. 5th grade boys: 1st Jacob Peterson, 2nd Kevin Millay, 3rd Ezra Meador. 6th grodae boys: 1st Austin Curl, 2nd Brandon Frost, 3rd Nick Smith. Boys Individual Schools David T. Wilson: 1st Noah Schwartz; 2nd Jake Beavin; 3rd David Timmons; 4th Steven Benock; 5th Spencer Jenks. Ekron: 1st Jacob Robertson; 2nd Kevin Millay; 3rd Josh Durbin; 4th Cody Walter; 5th Tyler Curry. Payneville: 1st Levi Hurt; 2nd Bryce Mattingly; 3rd Tyler Hall; 4th Jolon Thomas; 5th Cody Tate. Battletown: 1st Tray Powers; 2nd Justin Ponds; 3rd Logan Hardesty; 4th Blake Thomas; 5th Dakota Hoskins.

Ekron Elementary awards, spirit week a success Submitted Article

Ekron Elementary School students are off to a successful school year, as two students recently received “Panther Pride” awards. Students who demonstrate positive leadership, citizenship and exceptional accomplishments are selected to receive the honor. Casey Medley and Charlie Orrender were selected by school officials as recipients. Ekron Elementary School also celebrated Spirit Week from Sept. 22-29 with various fundraising activities held each day. Monday was “Sunglasses Day,” Tuesday was “Hat Day,” Wednesday was “Weversible Day,” Thursday was “Crazy Hair Day,” and Friday was “Ekron Purple Day.” Spirit Week was sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Money raised by the students will go toward the purchase of new basketballs for physical education classes.


Ekron 3, 18, Battletown, 14; Scorers for Ekron 3: Tarah Lewis, 2; Abaigail Turner, 2; Ashley Oberst, 2; Riley Board. Scorers for Battletown: Amber Wolf, 6; Michelle Arnold, 4; Emmie White, 2; Chelsea Jones, 2. DTW A, 14, Ekron 1; Scorers for DTW A: Lauren Sutton 10; Sydney Muncy, 2; JoLynn Cannady, 2. Scorers for Ekron 1: Haleigh Claycomb, 2; Brittney Johnson, 4; Courtney Drum, 6. Flaherty 1, 38, Flaherty 2, 12; Scorers for Flaherty 1: Khelsie Young, 18; Jasmine Sipers, 4; Brittany Sharpe, 14; Madison Rhodes, 2. Scorers for Flaherty 2: Christy Davis, 2; Anna Garcia, 6; Elizabeth Youart, 4. DTW A, 14, Payneville, 20; Scorers for DTW A: Lauren Sutton, 10; JoLynn Cannady, 2; Shelbi Humphrey, 2. Scorers for Payneville: Kristen Swanson, 2; Ally Lancaster, 8; Kelsie Smith, 2; Hannah Clark, 2, Kaitlyn Perdue, 6. Flaherty 2, 8, Ekron 2, 12; Scoreres for Flaherty 2: Raytlin Carmen, 2, Bella Garcia, 2, Ceanna Johnson, 2, Anna Garcia. Scorers for Ekron 2: Devan Harris, 2, Shelbie Jantzen, 2, Alysa Brown, 4, Lauren Alexander, 2. Ekron 3, 14, Ekron 1, 18; Scorers for Ekron 3: Lauren Roberts, 2, Abaigail Turner, 2, Riley Board, 10. Scorers for Ekron 1: Haleigh Claycomb, 6, Courtney Drum, 10, Laglora Kenly, 2. Ekron 2, 24, DTW B, 10; Scorers for Ekron 2: Devan Harris, 4, Alysa Brown, 16, Lauren Alexander, 4. Scorers for DTW B: Nicole Belcher, 8, Kelsey Wright, 2. DTW B, 16, Payneville, 16; Scorers for DTW B: Nicole Belcher, 14, Kelsey Wright, 2. Scorers for DTW B; Ally Lancaster, 6, Kelsie Smith, 2, Kaityln Perdue, 8. Battletown, 18, Flaherty 1, 40; Scorers for Battletown: Amber Wolfe, 4, Shelbie kidnerr, 2, Michelle Arnolde, 8, Emmie White, 2, Erica Hardesty, 2. Olivia Harrington, 2, Khelsie Young, 20, Lauren Rhodes, 2, Jasmine Sipes, 6, Brittany Sharpe, 8, Madison Rhodes, 2.



TOP RIGHT: Casey Medley was the first recipient of the Ekron Elementary School “Panther Pride” award for citizenship. Medley demonstrated various leadership skills and exemplary behavior to receive the nomination. ABOVE: Ekron Elementary Students from Ashley Andriot’s class showcased their school pride during “Spirit Week.” The event was sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association (PTO) and money raised will go toward the purchase of new physical education equipment. LEFT: Charlie Orrender received a “Panther Pride” award for achieveing his “Accelerated Reader” points for the entire year in just the first two months of school.

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Ekron 1, 13, DTW Green, 18; Scorers for Ekron 1: Lauren Claycomb, 6, Abby

Myers, 5, Leah Ogburn, 2. Scorers for DTW Green: Kristen Peters, 2, Addi Lynch, 4, Taylor Cucino, 2, Hannah King, 6, Darby Stull, 4. Flaherty 1, 19, Battletown, 14; Scorers for Flaherty 1: Brooke Spears, 4, Elissa Youart, 9, Kayla Logsdon, 2, Raven Vega, 4. Scorers for Battletown: Emma Lee Payne, 10, Breezy Henrickson, 4. DTW Gold, 4, Payneville Blue, 14; Scorers for DTW Gold: Autumn Nichols, 2, Cassidy Adams, 2. Scorers for Payneville Blue: Sierra Cain, 8, Kelsey Hurt, 4, Paige Kenny, 2. Ekron 2, 2, DTW Gold, 28; Scorers for Ekron 2: Kiana Clarkson, 2. Scorers for DTW Gold: Kanssa Hardesty, 2, Josie Board, 2, Autumn Nichols, 14, Cassidy Adams, 8, Karissa Reader, 2. Ekron 1, 18, Battletown, 26; Scorers for Ekron 1; Lauren Claycomb, 6, Abby Myers, 12. Emma Lee Payne, 10, Breezy Henrickson, 4, Gracie Fackler, 2, Abby Vallandingham, 10. Flaherty 2, 17, Payneville Gold, 4; Scorers for Flaherty 2: Darra Johnson, 1, Madeline Tabor, 6, Leah Teuscher, 2, Sierra Watkins, 2, Riley Wilson, 6. Scoreres for Payneville Gold: Shelby Wootten, 2, Amelia Schneider. DTW Blue, 32, Payneville Gold, 6; Scorers for DTW Blue: Morgan Turner, 16, Kelsey Sutton, 8, Sharon Brown, 2, Alexis Efird, 4, Abby Lindsey, 2. Scorers for Payneville Gold: Taryne Knott, 1, Whitney Morgan, 5. Ekron 2, 6, DTW Red, 31; Scorers for Ekron 2: Alma Embry, 4, Kiana Clarkson, 2. Scorers for DTW Red: Katie Wilson, 10, Emma King, 10, Marty Mattingly, 2, Jessa Pollird, 4, Katie Welch, 2, Taylor Miller, 3. Payneville Blue, 8, DTW Red, 15; Scorers for Payneville Blue: Lauren Vaughn, 2, Kelsey Hurt, 2, Kasey Meike, 4. Scorers for DTW Red: Katie Wilson, 5, Emma King, 2, Marty Mattingly, 4, Jessa Pallird, 4. DTW Green, 22, Flaherty 1, 6; Scorer for DTW Green: Kristin Peters, 10, Addi Lynch, 2, Taylor Cucino, 2, Natalie Reichmuth, 4, Maggie Durbin, 2, Sadie Hobbs, 2. Scorers for Flaherty 1: Raven Vega, 6.

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The Librarian's Corner: Never fear, Fall Reading Week is here Submitted by the Meade County Public Library

So you want to be a rock star? At a recent Hannah Montana library program, two out of three girls said they wanted to be a rock star when they grew up. This probably holds true for most preteens (boys and girls) across America. The media hype would have the young believe it is almost a sure thing they will be the next Hannah, Britney Spears, or at least play in the band. Reality check: There is a better chance of winning the lottery, than becoming a pop superstar. Overwhelmingly, experts in the music industry agree, it takes talent, desire, and motivation to make it in the music world. But most of all, it takes money. The old adage “it takes money to make money” applies. Talent is not enough. Those "in the know" also advise if you have not “made it” by age 19, forget it. The alternative: Go to college or continue your education in related fields. If you love technology: Those who are handy with technical details are always needed behind the scenes to record an album, manage sound systems, and design


LEFT: "Crusher" the boa constrictor intrigues a preschool student during a MCPL presentation. ABOVE: Brandenburg Primary School students enjoyed a day at Diana Park during a nature study exercise. lighting for concerts. If you are creative: Give songwriting a try. Be the creative genius behind all of the number one hits. If you like meeting new people: Musicians need managers with people skills and business savvy to help them schedule performances and interviews; a perfect fit for those who enjoy travelling, networking, and event planning. If you love music: Share your passion with others as a music teacher. Get up in front of the class and teach

them to sing or play new instruments. Your name might not be famous around the globe, but you’ll make a big impact on the futures of children in your community. If you’re still determined to make it as a pop superstar, we wish you the best of luck. Maybe one day we’ll be checking out your CD at the library. Brandenburg schools host library programs The last full week of September, David T. Wilson Elementary School and Brandenburg Primary School invited the Meade County

DECA presents ‘I Miss Back Then’

Public Library to participate in some of their nature studies. David T. Wilson's 4th grader students studied insect adaptations and Brandenburg Primary preschoolers enjoyed a romp in Diana Park with a look at giant hissing cockroaches and "Crusher," a small constrictor. Fall Reading Week – Oct. 6-10 •The MCPL and Game Krazy team up to bring you the latest video games. •The library will be protected by "Memory Charms" so it will be safe for Hogwarts students to wear

11:30 a.m. Lapsit Program for children three and under. Halloween stories, crafts and games will be showcased from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for students in grades K-6. Oct. 10 — 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fear Factor Friday has returned for students in grades K-6. The Meade County Pubic Library is located at 400 Library Place and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 270-422-2094.

their wizard attire or come dressed in the traditional Muggle manner. Fall Reading Week schedule: Oct. 6 — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Video Game Blowout for all ages. Oct. 7 — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Story Hour for ages five and under. Halloween stories, crafts and games will be showcased from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for students in grades K-6. Oct. 8 — 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Harry Potter Wizard Wednesday for students in grades K-6. Oct. 9 — 10:30 a.m. to

Leo Club offers community a clearer ‘vision’


The Meade County Leo Club recently volunteered to work at the Kentucky Lions Vision Van. Students provided vision screenings during the state fair. The Leo Club meets at Stuart Pepper Middle School in Brandenburg on Friday’s at 3:30 p.m.

Staff Report The News Standard Each year, Elissa Gagel’s Retail Marketing class decorates the Meade County Area Technology Center’s large display case with a class theme. This year’s theme is “I Miss Back Then.” Students were divided into groups of four to five, then each group drew a particular decade: The ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond. After each group selected its theme, students began

researching the era for specific information, such as pop music, fashion styles, hairstyles, popular car models, architecture techniques, job salaries, hit movies, and famous movie stars. Groups created three-dimensional displays of their research, which were evaluated by their peers based upon specific “attention grabbing” components. Each decade was also graded based on its display elements, and points were awarded to teams that met all the requirements.

The project was an ongoing activity that continued for several weeks. Many of the participating students visited thrift shops to find clothes that would match their decades’ styles, and purchased period wigs for their mannequins. The winning group will receive a 20-minute break from class, a free item from the school store, and a free soda. The Retail Marketing class is only offered during the first semester of each school year.


TOP: Memorabilia from past decades is on display at the Meade County Area Vocational school as part of a student project. ABOVE: Students who participated in the “I Miss Back Then” project are (From left to right) — First row: Paige Brown, Tabitha Murphy, Ashleigh Smith, Elizabeth Rogers, Samantha Darnall, Jessica Smith and Alley Hiser. Second row: Marcie Ballard, Kara Leonhart, Robin Mucker, Tasha Williams, Shelby Snider, Amy Hardesty, Kathryn Anderson and Brianna Speer. Third row: Kristen Harrison, Evan Johnson, Nathan McKee, Charlie Backstrom, Daniel Johnson, Stephen Bragg, Justin Burnett, Tiffany Swink and teacher Elissa Gagel.

“People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away.” Douglas MacArthur






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