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‘Run’-ning the Inn

Home sweet home

Doe Run Inn, one of the county’s — and the state’s — most historic and pristine tourist draws, is changing ownership but will continue its reputation.

The local FFA chapter is excited to welcome its annual national convention back to Louisville, after it had been held in Indianapolis for three years.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

No saving grace for Otter Creek Park is now officially closed, Fish & Wildlife still talking about possible take-over By Crystal Benham

Otter Creek Park is now officially closed after Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson announced several weeks ago that the park would shut down due to budget constraints. The park closed indefinitely yesterday, and according to Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft, there have been no changes to Abramson’s plan. Since he announced the park’s closure on Dec. 1, Craycroft said state representative Jeff Greer (DBrandenburg) is working with the Chief of Staff Adam Edelen to see if the state is interested in purchasing the park. Craycroft said there is no chance of Meade


Winter weather blamed for car wreck fatalities Three fatalities occured in, around Meade County on same day Staff Report The News Standard Three fatalities that occurred on Dec. 23 in and near Meade County were blamed on poor road conditions. Ekron resident Jennifer Manion died after sustaining injuries from a car accident that happened on KY 1238 around 5:30 p.m. Her husband and two children were also in the car and endured injuries. According to a Meade County Sheriff’s Department report, the Dodge van slid off the road to the right, hit an embankment and slid to the left side of the road, breaking through a fence and striking a tree. The report states KY 1238 was “very icy and hazardous when officers arrived on the


PINS recaps on another successful year Animal welfare organization has spayed, neutered over 3,500 since its 2000 inception Submitted by Annette Hornsby PINS Secretary The Pets in Need Society (PINS) has become one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Meade County. PINS’ goal is simple: increase public awareness of animal welfare issues in our communities and reduce the number of unwanted animals entering our local animal shelter. This is being accomplished through an aggressive spay/neuter assistance program coupled with a very effective humane

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YEAR IN REVIEW The top 10 local news stories, photos of 2008

10. NEWS

Aug. 15 issue

Sheriff’s Department investigation, arrests lead to $1 million meth bust


A series of arrests and investigations conducted by the Meade County Sheriff’s Department led to a drug bust exposing $1 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, more than 40 weapons and $4,000 cash. Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick said the arrest of two Meade County residents led to the arrests of two major meth distributors that are linked to a large drug streamline that enters the Louisville area from Chicago.


Presidential, state elections the talk of the town — literally — for several months

March 13, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 issues The 2008 presidential elections topped the media charts nationally and internationally, but they were also a prominent focal point for Meade County, as well. Students had discussed their arguing points about candidates for months — as detailed in March 13 and Oct. 31 news articles in The News Standard — and history was made as finalized poll results rolled in on Nov. 4. The 2008 presidential election was declared “one of the most talked about elections of all times” — a reputation upheld in the months, weeks and days preceding the election in Meade County.


Aug. 29 issue

Planning and Zoning makes arduous decisions over rezoning of Meade County Quarry land

Tension could be cut with a knife at a Meade County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting held Aug. 21 at the courthouse. The topic in question — the rezoning of 475 acres in the Big Bend area that would allow for high industrial blasting at a rock quarry — was met with outcry from neighboring residents. After a presentation by representatives of Meade County Quarry, county residents clearly voiced their opposition to the rezoning, which was eventually denied by Planning and Zoning, 5-2.


Sept. 19 issue

BRAC permeates area with ‘irreversible momentum;’ Knox shifts from blue collar to white collar

The affects of Fort Knox’s base realignment and closure (BRAC) has been a recurring theme throughout 2008, though questions regarding the impending impact of the realignment was summed aptly by former Garrison Commander Col. Mark Needham when he said BRAC is already unfolding with “irreversible momentum.” Seven thousand soldiers and federal employee families are moving into Meade, Hardin and surrounding counties as Knox shifts to a human resources center.


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May 30 issue THE NEWS STANDARD/LAURA SAYLOR Twelve-year-old Bradee Addison weaves her way through a pole-bending event during a horse show held by the Meade County Saddle Club on May 25 in Payneville.


Feb. 29 issue THE NEWS STANDARD/LAURA SAYLOR A car chase ended in the Ohio River after Dennis M. Hill, of Battletown, drove a stolen truck off a boat ramp and tried to flee police by swimming away in the frigid water.


Aug. 1 issue THE NEWS STANDARD/JORENA D. FAULKNER Two Meade County Fair-goers enjoy a birds-eye view of the county from the top of a Ferris wheel. An estimated 42,600 people attended the 2008 Meade County Fair.


5.2 magnitude earthquake ripples through county; first quake to occur in area in 40 years

Meade County residents were shook out of bed the morning of April 18 when a 5.2 magnitude earthquake rippled through the area. The quake’s epicenter was located 38 miles north-northwest of Evansville, Ind., in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. It occurred at 5:36 a.m. EST and was felt from Chicago to Atlanta. Brandenburg was located roughly 75 miles from the epicenter, though no significant damage or injuries were reported. The last “big” earthquake felt in the area occurred in 1968 with a magnitude of 5.4.

Nov. 11 issue THE NEWS STANDARD/LAURA SAYLOR Amid the buzz of a hectic courtroom, nineteen-year-old Jordan Gruver hugs his mother, Cindy Gruver, after the verdict of a civil trial against the IKA is announced in his favor.

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Carbon monoxide safety is key during winter months

With winter here, most toms. If you believe that people are closing up their you are suffering from carwindows and turning up bon monoxide poisoning, seek medical attenthe heat. These actions increase the Extension tion immediately. Since carbon monrisk of carbon monService oxide is so deadly, it oxide poisoning. is important to reCarbon monoxide member not to take is a silent but deadly chances. Here are gas that is responsible for hundreds some helpful tips of deaths each year. that can lower your Many people do not risks and could save realize that they are your life. •Have a qualified breathing in carbon Jennifer technician clean and monoxide because Bridge inspect all combusyou cannot smell, tion equipment each taste or see it. Although carbon monoxide year. This includes gas furpoisoning poses threats for naces, gas or kerosene space everyone, infants, children, heaters, wood-burning or senior citizens and anyone gas fireplaces and gas water who suffers from respirato- heaters. •If you encounter a probry problems have increased lem with your furnace and risks. Carbon monoxide poison- can’t stay warm, do not use ing can cause many health kitchen ovens or gas ranges effects, and high levels of for additional heat. This is carbon monoxide can cause very dangerous. •Install carbon monoxide death. Some symptoms of breathing in low levels of detectors in your home and carbon monoxide include anywhere else you use gas headaches, dizziness, con- heating appliances. Test periodically to make sure they fusion and drowsiness. Breathing in high levels are working properly. •Install and use exhaust of carbon monoxide can cause breathing and vision fans vented to outdoors impairments, reduced brain over gas stoves. •Open flues when using function, loss of consciousness and death. Since many fireplaces. •Never warm a car or run of the carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms can be any motor appliance inside mistaken for the flu, many your garage. Even with the people overlook the symp- garage door open, carbon

monoxide can build up rapidly and cause poisoning within minutes. •Never use a charcoal or propane grill inside your home or garage. •Avoid the use of gas or kerosene space heaters inside your home. If you can’t avoid using them, follow operating instructions very carefully and always make sure there is an open window for ventilation. •If you use a gasoline or other fuel-fired generator during a power outage, keep the generator outdoors during use. If the generator is indoors, your house could quickly fill up with deadly carbon monoxide gas as the fuel burns. •If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, exit your house or apartment quickly and call 911 or your local emergency number. Don’t re-enter your home until the problem is fixed. See a doctor right away, even if you don’t feel any symptoms, because carbon monoxide can remain in the blood. A doctor or nurse can perform blood tests to see if you need further medical care. For more information on carbon monoxide poisoning or other home maintenance topics, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-4224958.


all year long is to drop your loose change into one of our collection boxes (a miniature dog house) at various local businesses. Small things add up! Of course, our biggest fundraiser is the annual Wreath Festival at the courthouse, which begins the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. This festival, with its generous business and individual sponsors, earns around $8,000 annually. As you can see, PINS must work very hard to meet the budget each year. Fortunately, we have an eager group of volunteers ready to lead PINS in 2009. Newly elected officers are president David Kitson and vice-president Liz Bell. Secretary Annette Hornsby will keep the minutes, and Ellen Allgor will post the treasurer books. In addition, board members are Deb Sobel, Leslie Humphrey and Don Frenzl. One other voluntary, but most important position is that of the person who returns the calls on our PINS phone line, Doris Reesor. She returns more than 100 inquires each month and issues the spay and neuter vouchers. PINS currently has over 100 members. Meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at Little Dave’s Restaurant at 7 p.m. Many members come around 6:30 p.m. and have supper prior to the meeting. We encourage all members of PINS to attend the meetings, and invite the community to come out and see what we are all about. Dues are only $10 a year, $5 for junior members, and $25 for a business member. Memberships expire in March and if you join now, your membership will be good until March of 2010. Join us and help make a difference in Meade County. For more information, call any officer, or the PINS information line at 270-4223838.

From page A1 education program. To this end, PINS works closely with the Meade County Veterinary Service and the Midway Veterinary Clinic to provide funds for low cost spays and neuters of dogs and cats. The Meade County Chamber of Commerce recognized the hard work of PINS by awarding it the Meade County Chamber of Commerce 2008 Community Achievement Award on April 2, 2008. This award is presented annually in recognition of exceptional volunteer service to the life and welfare of the community. The PINS statistics for 2008 are almost unbelievable. PINS spayed or neutered a total of 586 cats and dogs in Meade County this year, for a total cost to the club of $24,040. Since the inception of PINS, the number of animals that have been fixed each year has increased from 62 in 2000 to a high of 591 in 2005. Included in the 586 animals served this year, 195 of them were adopted from the shelter. Simply stated, that is 586 animals that are not adding to the cat and dog population of Meade County, and 195 innocent animals that did not need to be put to sleep. Can you imagine how many stray animals we would have in our area if not for this program? Since implementation of the spay/neuter program in 2001, there has been a significant decline in the total number of unwanted pets entering shelters, as well as fewer unwanted puppies and kittens born in the county, or running loose. To date, PINS has helped spay or neuter a total of 3,549 dogs and cats in Meade County. PINS does this by providing financial assistance to

pet owners who cannot afford to pay the full costs of spay/neuter surgery and starting this January PINS will pay $25 for cats and $40 for dogs. PINS is a total volunteer organization in Meade County that started in January 2000. At its inception, a small group of caring and compassionate people met to address the deplorable conditions at the Meade County animal shelter. Led by founding president Karen Kennedy and vice president Deb Sobel, the group quickly organized and planned for a major renovation of the shelter. By November 2001, PINS volunteers and supporters had transformed the once neglected, disease ridden dog pound into a functional, clean and healthy animal shelter where residents can recover lost pets or adopt new ones. It took hundreds of hours of volunteer labor and $55,000 of donated funds and materials for the shelter to become a respectable facility for Meade County residents. PINS is a registered nonprofit organization and to meet the costs of maintaining the PINS programs, many hours are spent by the members preparing for and working at local fund raisers. We have an annual bowling tournament at Lynn’s Pins and in the spring we have a good time with our “Run Your Tail Off” event that allows owners and dogs to run together for fun and exercise. A fun event for all animal lovers is our annual pet festival with the blessing of the animals and this is the time we have our drawing for our fundraising raffle. The spring and fall yard sale helps with our fundraising and we collect items all year for this. Thanks to our members and supporters donating items, PINS earns about $1,000 at each yard sale. A simple way to help PINS

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Blood drive a big success, held for local teen


ABOVE: Red Cross worker Mattie Swope works with blood donor Dorris Stidham of Brandenburg. BELOW: Four Red Cross buses were on-site at the local VFW Post during a special blood drive held Dec. 26 in honor of Chelsea Stinnett. The Red Cross held a special “Holiday Hero Blood Donorama” event Dec. 26 at VFW Post 11404 in Brandenburg, in honor of Chelsea Stinnett who recently died in a car accident. The Meade County High School senior frequently volunteered at blood drives held at the high school. Four Red Cross buses were on-site, and more than 100 pints of blood were collected.

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scene.” A 13-year-old Irvington girl was killed on KY 86 near Garfield, Ky. by a hit and run driver.

The girl was standing along the highway after an initial car accident involving her father, Steven Valdez, of Lodiburg, Ky. The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. Officials are still investigating the driver of a blue pick-up truck that struck the girl.

An 11-year-old girl was killed near Harned, Ky., on KY 690. She attempted to cross the roadway, near the 5550 block, on foot and was struck by a Chevy pick-up truck. According to a Kentucky State Police report, no charges were being pressed against the driver.

Grace From page A1 County purchasing the park. The large operations expense of running the park cannot be budgeted into the fiscal year. “If the city of Louisville is unable to make money off the park, our county will not be able to afford it,” Craycroft said. During Abramson’s Dec. 1 press conference, he said the park loses $500,000 a year. By closing the park yesterday, the city will save $180,000 for the last half of the fiscal year, he said. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is also interested in purchasing the park, Craycroft said. If the department takes over the park, the park would


The sign that marks the entrance to Otter Creek Park along Hwy. 1638 has been removed. be reserved as hunting and fishing grounds, Craycroft said. Full-time park employees will be relocated to positions at Iroquois, Cherokee, Joe Creason, and Jefferson Memorial Parks, said OCP reservations representative Gina Stinebruner. “(My coworkers and I) are all leaving on a positive note,” Stinebruner said. “It’s sad, but we are handling it well.”

Stinebruner said a steady stream of regular customers visited OCP throughout its last few days. Hikers, bikers, and campers alike took advantage of the parks amenities. Employees have winterized all cabins and offices, installed security gates and posted “closed” signs on the grounds. Metro Parks and local law enforcement agents will monitor the grounds 24 hours a day.

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State aims to better education, despite weathering economy FRANKFORT — Decem- of Louisville. Earlier this month, ber may be the mid-point of the school year, but for the National Center for Public Policy and our public schools, colleges and uniLegislative Higher Education said Kentucky versities, this parUpdate had made progticular month hapress in four of five pens to be the start categories used to of a new era. gauge the success First, the Kenof postsecondary tucky Council on education in each Postsecondary state. Education chose According to the as its new presireport, we are first dent someone who Jeff Greer in the nation when spent the first half looking at the rate of this decade runof growth of adults ning the largest higher education system between the ages of 25 and in the country: the State 64 who have a bachelor’s University of New York. degree; more than a fifth Second, the Department of of Kentuckians in this age Education’s commissioner group are now included in announced he would be that category. We are also seeing rapid stepping down early next year due to health rea- growth in the percentage of first-time, full time college sons. These two positions are students who are earning arguably the most impor- a four-year degree within tant in state government six years of starting. These two statistics after our elected leaders in the executive, legisla- prove that more and more tive and judicial branches. Kentuckians are doing They oversee thousands of their part to further their employees who shepherd education. Our biggest hundreds of thousands of challenge, however, is Kentuckians from kinder- continuing to make that garten through college and affordable. Poorer famibeyond. Making sure the lies are especially seeing right person is in charge a much bigger bite out of is crucial, especially dur- their annual income when ing this time of economic compared to just 15 years crisis, where doing more ago. These are just some of with less is a necessity. The new leader of the the challenges and opporCouncil on Postsecondary tunities facing our new Education appears to have leader of postsecondary the background to thrive schools. The next leader in this dynamic, since he of our elementary and secpreviously served in New ondary schools, whenever York’s legislature and was he or she is chosen, may once that state’s budget di- have to focus on different issues, but the ultimate rector. He is taking the helm goal — educating Kenalmost at the midpoint of tuckians — is exactly the Kentucky’s goal to double same. As we in the General the number of baccalaureate degrees we had in 2000 Assembly look for ways to weather this economy, by the year 2020. A lot of gains have been we will be doing all we made since the General can to protect our schools. Assembly revamped our History has shown us that postsecondary system in cuts in this area take a long 1997. Last school year, for time to heal, and we just example, our public col- don’t have time to waste. You can always write to leges and universities gave out a record 45,904 degrees me at Room 351E, Capiand credentials, which tol Annex, 702 Capitol was a fourth more than Avenue, Frankfort, KY they presented at the start 40601. You can also leave of this decade. That figure a message for me or for includes a record number any legislator at 800-372of doctoral degrees earned 7181. For the deaf or hard at the University of Ken- of hearing, the number is tucky and the University 800-896-0305.

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Pointing the finger at loony laws, lawmakers I considered writing a predictable end-of-year column. But then I got annoyed. The Brighton (Mich.) City Council passed a law making it illegal to “seriously annoy another person.” At first, I balked at writing about this out of fear that some addled batch of Kentucky politicians might try the same thing. Their ability to grasp at any way to get their way precedes them. For example, look at the Hopkins County Fiscal Court magistrates. They allowed an unelected county health-department board to enact and enforce an unconstitutional smoking ban. This tramples on the private-property rights of law-abiding citizens. Some of them spent thousands of dollars to install ventilation units in their businesses to comply with earlier smoking restrictions. I am sure these magistrates would consider anyone who complained about their backdoor smoking ban “annoying.” With a law like Brighton’s, they could come after me. I would use my one phone call to contact Tim Keller, a lawyer for the Institute for

Justice. He recently argued brilliantly for Arizonans who want to keep scholarships to help special-needs students. The successful state scholarship program created by Arizona’s legislature has operated since 2005. It helps special students get the education and services they need. But People for the American Way, the American Civil Liberties Union and (what a shocker) the state teachers union filed suit to end the program, claiming it’s an affront to Arizona’s constitution. They want to take away a ray of hope for parents who cannot afford the specialized education their children need. That axis of annoyance got a state appeals court to agree with them. So, Keller took it to the state Supreme Court, where he certainly annoyed lawyers from the other side, who probably wished the Brighton City Council could hear the case. One of Keller’s opponents, lawyer Don Peters, told the justices that “the intent of the whole (state constitution) is — this is your vehicle for publicly funded education and thou shalt have no other masters. This is what you

ance’s sake.” will serve.” Would Hopkins County And all this time, I thought constitutions created a gov- health nannies consider my ernment “for the opposition to them Bluegrass annoying? people,” not “by the central school disWhy not? They Beacon trict.” I wish Peters threatened privatehad been around property owners when Moses needed without even so something on which much as a vote by to crack those tablets cowardly elected ofin two. ficials. Who’s going Back home, Rep. to keep them from Stan Lee pre-filed a coming after me for bill on Dec. 19 that Jim Waters embracing my freewould allow specialdom? needs students in I wonder if a cerKentucky to obtain a schol- tain one-finger “motion” arship comprised of only a offered the other day by an portion of tax dollars going impatient driver designed to public schools. Along with to “insult” another driver in that, perhaps Lee could file downtown Louisville would a bill making Peters-like an- meet the threshold of annoying behavior illegal in noyance for the dimwits in Kentucky. Brighton. You see, annoyance — like I’m sure it would for the beauty — is in the eye of the unelected bureaucrats runbeholder. ning the Hopkins County A story in the Livingston Health Department — and I (Mich.) Daily, reported that bet it’s one with which they Dana Foster, Brighton’s city are familiar. manager, said, “enforcement Jim Waters is the director of would be a subjective call policy and communications for made by police officers.” the Bluegrass Institute, KenHowever, Foster said the tucky’s free-market think tank. rules take aim at those who You can reach him at jwaters@ “interfere in public areas as You can opposed to residents who are read previously published colsimply annoying for annoy- umns at

Bidding farewell to the ‘war on terror’ presidency Holding forth in the Oval nasty surprises for Obama, Office, President George W. but he clearly hopes to foBush is as upbeat and self- cus on the homeland — and not in the sense of confident as ever, even if markedly National “homeland security.” The central indices of grayer. Yet a sense Review his presidency probof yesterday hangs ably won’t be people about him, not just liberated and terrorbecause Barack ists killed, but jobs Obama is already de created and energyfacto president, but efficient light bulbs because the war on installed. terror that animated The public has his presidency has done worse than refaded in the public Rich ject President Bush, mind. Lowry it has — despite all To talk to Bush the heat still generabout his presidency is to enter a time warp, a ated by his administration’s world where the 9/11 attacks controversies — passed him loom large, where the trans- by. As the Arabs say, the dogs formation of the Middle East bark, but the caravan moves is an urgent priority, and on. And Bush feels it. where the president’s energy “Over time,” Bush says, is devoted to managing a “because we were effective very hot war in Iraq. at protecting the homeland, The most consequential the fear of an attack began event of Bush’s presidency to dissipate. People knew was a terror attack, and the that there was an attack in most consequential decision London and that would raise was an invasion of another concerns, but there wasn’t country. The world will hold this, you know, on-edge

awareness anymore. And so the job of the government is in some way self-defeating toward keeping the country alert and aware.” In defending his decisions, Bush hearkens back to that bygone era. “You cannot isolate Iraq without placing it in the post-9/11 environment and what life was like,” he says. As Condi Rice recently said, “If you were in a position of authority on September 11th, then every day since has been September 12th.” So it was for Bush, with the management of two wars on top of it. Recalling Iraq’s descent toward full-scale civil war in 2006, Bush says: “This was all-consuming during this period of time.” With the surge, Bush set out to create conditions in Iraq that would make the war sustainable for his successor. He succeeded. The new Iraqi-U.S. security agreement, Bush says, “enshrines

a presence and the doctrine of return on success that gives the president, the new president, some latitude.” John McCain campaigned on the success of the surge and on the same sense of urgency about the war on terror as President Bush. People didn’t reject McCain’s views so much as the very notion of another war presidency. Bush has been diminished by events and his own failures, but there’s a largeness to his character — in his sincerity and courage — that will only be appreciated long from now. He’s confident “conservatives will rebound,” with “new ideas” and “new blood.” A first step is adjusting to a world where a war presidency seems passé.

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

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Deeds John A. Bennesh and Joan G. Bennesh, Trustees, or their successors in trust, under the John A. and Joan G. Bennesh Family Wealth Trust, to Martin Hunter and Michele Hunter, lot four of the Rivers Edge Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $28.50. TMN Services, LLC, as Trustee of Land Trust No. 080806, to Michael Herne, lot 8104 of Audubon Woods in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $50. Donald S. Blair and Linda C. Blair to Michael W. Barr and Patricia S. Barr, vendor’s lien deed, lots 18 and 19 of the Catherine Poole Property in Meade County, deed tax $40. Patrick A. Wethington, aka Patrick Wethington and Alice T. Wethington, aka Teresa Wethington, to Lillian Mitchell, contract for deed, property located in Meade County. Michael E. Amos and Kelley M. Amos to Jimmy Dillard, lot 101 and 74 of Audubon Woods in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $130. TMN Services, LLC, as Trustee of Land Trust No. 080806, to Jason Dillard, 838 Wildflower Ridge in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $60. TMN Services, LLC, as Trustee of Land Trust No. 080806, to Jason Dillard, lot 756 of Wildflower Ridge in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $55. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, to Jason Dillard, lot 974 of Wildflower Ridge in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $55. Steve Redmon Construction, Inc. to Joshua Branson, lot 30B of Flaherty Heights, Section Two in Meade County, deed tax $118.50. TMN Services, LLC, as Trustee of Land Trust No. 080806, to Alan D. Kearns and Debbie A. Kearns, lot 162 of Hickory Hills, lot 518 of Havenwood, lot 392 of Doe Valley Greens, lot 372 of Pine Point, lot 98 of Audubon Woods, all of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $260. Nancy Davis to Steven R. Wyland and Brigette A. Wyland, 442 Emmer Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $151. James H. Scott Revocable Trust, by and through James H. Scott, Trustee, to James Travis Scott and Erica Burnett Scott, 1.2 acre tract in Meade County, deed tax $60. Jerry Wheat and Judith L. Wheat to Karen M. Hardesty, unit 507 of Piping Rock Condominiums in Meade County, deed tax $70. Brian D. Christensen and Christine L. Christensen to Alice J. Tucker, 168 Pine Ridge Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $210. Charles Kevin Gallusser and Virginia Diane Gallusser to Meade County Auto Salvage and Sales, LLC, by and through its Member, Charles Kevin Gallusser, 4.544 acre tract in Meade County. Nicole Cruise to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, parcel no. 30 tract A and parcel no. 30X, in Meade County, deed tax $60.

Quit Claim Deeds Thomas A. Hobbs and Annette Hobbs to Thomas A. Hobbs and Annette Hobbs, property located in Meade County. Adam J. Foushee to Erica R. Foushee, 570 Meadow Wood Drive, Brandenburg. Julie Ann Warford to Thurman Scott Warford, lot 24 of Camelot Estates in Meade County.

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herty Minit Stop, 6875 Hwy. 60, Vine Grove, Ky. 89 percent food service; 88 percent retail, 93 percent after immediate correction. Food service: in use serving utensil improperly stored, no hair restraints worn in food prep area, 3-comp sink not set up, no test strips for sanitizer, wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer. Retail: dented cans found and corrected immediately, no conspicuous thermometer in walk-in cooler, drink lids stored in unclean bin. Both: restroom sink in poor repair, dumpster lids missing, ceiling vents unclean. 12/23/08 Rock Inn Tavern, 139 Tip Top Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 94 percent. Floor tiles missing, wall baseboard in poor repair, ceiling needs paint, septic system in failure.

Brandenburg Police Department 12/19/08 3:10 p.m. Adam Hall of Webster was parked in the parking lot of the Meade County Vocational School in a 1971 Ford. Amy Duncan of Brandenburg was driving straight ahead and was behind Hall in a 1997 Oldsmobile. Hall did not see Duncan and started backing up and collided with Duncan, causing very minor damage to Hall’s vehicle and minor to moderate damage to Duncan’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD08129 was filed by Officer Young. 12/20/08 7:33 p.m. Brittney Wardrip of Brandenburg was driving a 1997 Dodge. Jerry Rigney of Brandenburg was driving a 1996 Lincoln Continental. Both were traveling northbound on the ByPass. Wardrip and the witness, Angela Woods, were at the light in front of Kroger in the left hand lane. When the light changed, both vehicles proceeded through the light and Wardrip turned on her turn signal to change lanes. Wardrip did not see Rigney and collided into the side of Rigney. Woods stated that Rigney came past them in the right hand lane. Rigney stated that the light was green when he approached. Very minor damage was done to Wardrip’s vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to Rigney’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD08126 was filed by Officer Singleton. 12/23/08 at 6:02 p.m. Claire Cannady of Brandenburg was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. Cannady stated that as she rounded a curve on Old State Road, her vehicle started to slide around. She was unable to regain control before the vehicle came to rest over an embankment on the west shoulder of the road. Very severe damage was done to Cannady’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD08127 was filed by Officer Whited. 12/23/08 at 6:42 p.m. Monica Boston of Brandenburg was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon on Old Ekron Road when she said a deer jumped out in front of her. When she swerved to miss the deer, her vehicle hit a slick spot, sending her off of the roadway and bringing the vehicle to rest against a guardrail. Minor damage was done to her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD08128 was filed by Officer Whited.

Meade County Sheriff Department 12/16/08 at 5:06 p.m. Clint Reardon of Webster was driving a 1992 Toyota 4 Runner. Amy Whitehead of Stephensport, Ky. was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Luv. Both were traveling east bound on KY376. Whitehead lost control of her vehicle due to ice on the roadway and attempted to stop. She turned 180 degrees and backed into a ditch.


Reardon was behind Whitehead and was not able to stop due to the ice, and ran into the front end of Whitehead’s vehicle. Minor damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0309 was filed by Officer Ponder. 12/18/08 at 9:53 a.m. Michael Bodner of Brandenburg was driving eastbound on KY448 in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am in the slow lane. Regina Steiner of Corydon, Ind. was also eastbound on KY448, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer in the fast lane. While Steiner was overtaking Bodner, Bodner started merging into the fast lane. He stated that he did not see Steiner and struck her vehicle when he was merging. Very minor damage was done to Bodner’s vehicle. Minor damage was done to Steiner’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0312 was filed by Officer Robinson. 12/19/08 at 8:55 p.m. Nathan McKee of Brandenburg was driving eastbound on KY1638 in a 2000 Honda. A vehicle was stalled in the eastbound lane in front of him. A vehicle in front of him swerved to avoid the stalled vehicle. McKee was unable to stop and traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck an earth embankment. Minor to moderate damage was done to McKee’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0322 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/20/08 at 6:05 p.m. Hester Stephenson of Payneville was driving a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria southbound on KY144 when a deer ran into the roadway, causing Stephenson to hit the deer. Minor to moderate damage was done to Stephenson’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0313 was filed by Officer Ponder. 12/22/08 at 12:43 p.m. David Banks of Brandenburg was driving westbound on KY448 in a 2007 Ford F-150 when a small animal, possibly a dog, crossed the road in front of Banks. Banks tried to avoid the animal and lost control of his vehicle, went off of the westbound side of the roadway, struck a telephone pole, two mailboxes, and a culvert. Banks then crossed back over into the eastbound lane prior to coming to a rest partially in the roadway. Severe damage was done to the vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 08-0315 was filed by Officer Robinson. 12/22/08 at 1:07 p.m. Cova Parsley of Ekron was driving a 1991 Chevrolet S10. Mat Hazlett of Guston was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 PU. Parsley was turning left from the westbound land of Doe Run-Ekron Road into the southbound lane of Old Ekron Road. The intersection is at a hillcrest on Old Ekron Road. Parsley failed to yield right of way to Hazlett, who was traveling northbound on Old Ekron Road. Hazlett applied his brakes and attempted to avoid contact, striking Parsley in the left front. Moderate to severe damage was done to both vehicles. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured parties were taken to University of Louisville Hospital. Report 08-0314 was filed by Officer Cummings. 12/22/08 at 11:05 p.m. James Coyle of Hardinsburg, Ky. was driving a 1993 Ford. Kara Leonhart of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2002 Dodge. Coyle was making a left turn from west KY144 onto west US60. Leonhart was eastbound on KY144. Coyle stated that he failed to yield the right of way to Leonhart, which caused Leonhart to strike Coyle in the right side as he turned into her path. Moderate damage was done to both vehicles.

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No injuries were reported. Report 08-0316 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/23/08 at 10:58 a.m. Shawn Redmon of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. Redmon was westbound on KY144 when he hit black ice and lost control of his vehicle. Redmon went off of the eastbound side of KY144 and struck an embankment before coming to a rest. Moderate damage was done to his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0317 was filed by Officer Robinson. 12/23/08 at 1:44 p.m. Beverly Bolton of Brandenburg was driving westbound on KY448 in a 1990 Ford Ranger. Bolton crossed a bridge and lost control of her vehicle due to black ice. She went off the westbound side of the roadway and struck a guardrail before coming to a rest. Moderate damage was done to her vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Harrison County Hospital. Report 08-0318 was filed by Officer Robinson. 12/23/08 at 2:40 p.m. Patricia Kessinger of Payneville was driving a 2001 Ford F-150. Philip Pike of Payneville was driving a 1991 Honda DX. Kessinger was stopped at a stop sign on Sirocco Road North. As she started to pull onto KY144 to go east, Kessinger hit black ice and spun around in the roadway and into the westbound lane into the path of Pike, who was traveling westbound on KY144. Moderate damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0319 was filed by Officer Robinson. 12/23/08 at 10:14 p.m. Matthew Prince of Brandenburg was driving a 1995 Ford Thunderbird. Marie Wardrip of Webster was driving a 1998 Pontiac. Prince backed up into Wardrip’s vehicle that was parked in front of the residence. Prince then left the scene and was later found at his residence. He admitted that he hit Wardrip’s vehicle and that he was being chased by numerous subjects at the residence and was trying to get away. The owner of the Ford Thunderbird was also there and stated that the insurance was expired. There was visible damage to the right rear of Prince’s vehicle that matched the damage to the front left of Wardrip’s vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0320 was filed by Officer Matti. 12/23/08 at 10:58 p.m. Daniel Fogle of Elizabethtown, Ky. was driving a 2004 Dodge. City of Brandenburg was driving a 2005 Ford. Fogle was backing up in the parking lot of Cedar Grove Tavern, and hit the front bumper of City of Brandenburg’s vehicle, which was parked. Very minor damage was done to Fogle’s vehicle. Minor to moderate to the City of Brandenburg’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 08-0324 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/25/08 at 10:15 a.m. Kellen Jones of Ekron was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Venture. Courtney Ebey of Guston was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram. Jones was southbound on Flaherty Road and was attempting to execute a left turn into the parking lot of a private business. Ebey was northbound on Flaherty Road, proceeding straight. Jones advised that she did not observe Ebey approaching due to the glare and ice on her windshield. Jones turned into the path of Ebey, resulting in a collision. Moderate to severe damage was done to Jones’s vehicle and moderate damage was done to Ebey’s vehicle. Injured party refused transport. Report 08-0325 was filed by Officer Foster.

District Court 12/24/08

Aquilla H. Johnson, 61, speeding 17 mph over the limit- dismissed on commonwealth motion. Aron Ray Cotterall, 23, speeding 20 mph over the limit- dismissed on commonwealth motion. Tony D. Fleenor, 23, speeding 16 mph over the limit; failure to notify address change to department of transportation- dismissed on commonwealth motion. Robert E. Mills, 38, failure to notify address change to department of transportation; failure to comply/instructional permit- failure to appear. Perry D. Brown, 46, failure to or improper signal- fine $25; no/expired registration plates- fine $25; improper registration plates- fine $25; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt- fine $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/securitypled guilty 6 months probated 2 years after serving 60 days no public offense fine $1,000 license suspended 900; operating on suspended/revoked operators license- dismissed; failure to produce insurance card- dismissed; license plate not legible- fine $25; failure to wear seat belts- fine $25; careless driving- dismissed; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs- pled guilty fine $200 plus costs 30 days probated 2 years after serving 2 days. Johnny Lee Stivers, 43, alcohol intoxication in a public place- pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years after serving 12 days no public offense cannot possess alcohol or illegal drug/drug paraphernalia; receiving stolen property over $300- dismissed; theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/28/09. Sherry Lea Henry vs. Ronald Wayne Henry II, domestic violence- EPO entered continues 1/7/09.

Roger P. Ritchie, 53, drinking alcoholic beverages in a public place; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/07/09. Christine S. Clark, 33, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/07/09. David Matthew Hughes, 28, make false statement to obtain increase of benefit over $100- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 1/07/09. Randale E. Lagenour, 51, fugitive from another state/ warrant required- waived extradition to Indiana. Joseph Craig Clark, 19, 2nd degree wanton endangerment- dismissed on commonwealth motion; reckless driving- pled guilty assigned state traffic school. Randy Houston, 35, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 12/31/08. Gregory Dennis Timberlake II, 30, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years after serving 3 no public offense stay out of Kroger’s cannot possess alcohol or illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia. Robert F. Dowell, 21, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance; 2nd degree fleeing or evading police- continues 1/14/09. Norman D. Atkinson, 63, 2nd degree promoting gambling; 2nd degree possession of gambling records; possession of gambling device; unlicensed manufactured/sale/ store/purchase/transportation of alcoholic beveragesdismissed on commonwealth motion.

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Memories are about all Adam Harbin has room for as he pedals from Prestonsburg, Ky., to Santa Monica, Calif. He won’t soon forget that first night in his 6 x 7 foot tent after waving goodbye to family, friends, and a regional TV audience. “I was all set up in the parking lot of the Family Dollar Store at Frenchburg when I discovered my air mattress wouldn’t fit inside the tent,” he lamented. By the second night, he was more than ready for a warm motel room and hot shower in Lexington, but found himself getting a late start the next morning after sleeping through his wake-up call. At least the UK Wildcats fan was fully alert as he rode past Rupp Arena for the first time. “I had always wanted to see that place,” he said. Riding bikes is nothing new to the 19-year-old. In fact, it’s the only mode of transportation he has ever used. “I’d like to have a car, and I do have a permit, but I’ve never learned to parallel park,” he said. Parking should be the least of his problems when he arrives in Santa Monica. It’s the obstacles he’ll face along the way that most concern family and

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My special Roasted Vegetable Croustade recipe is a crowd-pleaser. It’s a great appetizer or side dish for folks who aren’t vegetarians, a lovely main course for those who are, and a delicious way to form a bond with new friends and old. Roasted vegetable croustade To roast the vegetables: 1 cup olive oil, divided 3 red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered 2 yellow squash, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick slices 10 Brussels sprouts, halved 4 green onions, root ends removed 1 large carrot, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 celery roots, peeled, trimmed and cut into 1/2inch pieces 1 large head of garlic, separated into cloves, smashed and peeled 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon sugar Preheat the oven to 400 F. Pour 1/2 cup of the olive oil on a large sheet pan, or jelly-roll pan, 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 by 1 inch, coating the pan with the oil. Place pan in oven to heat for 5 minutes, watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t overheat or smoke. In a large bowl, mix together the remaining 1/2 cup of oil, the potatoes, squash, Brussels sprouts, green onions, carrot, celery roots, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and sugar until the vegetables are coated. Carefully place vegetables on the heated pan and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once after 10 minutes. Allow vegetables to cool before mixing with the tofu cream filling. To make the tofu cream filling: 1 container (4 ounces) light whipped cream cheese 4 ounces soft, silken tofu, drained


Adam Harbin, of Prestonburg, Ky., prepares to engage on a bike ride to Santa Monica, Calif. “I’m doing this because I’m young, dumb and ready for fun,” he said. friends. On the eve of his departure, Adam received lots of encouragement, including having an announcement of his undertaking made over the intercom of his employer, Food City. “That was cool,” he said. “One guy came up, and handed me $20 after they did that.” But he has also had to take some ribbing. “My two sisters think 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper In a large bowl, mix together the whipped cream cheese, tofu, Parmesan, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to blend the seasonings. Mix the cooled, roasted vegetables with the tofu cream filling until well-blended. To make the croustade: 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg 1 tablespoon water Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature for 40 minutes. The oven should already be heated to 400 F if the vegetables were roasted in it, or preheat oven as needed. Unfold puff pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry into 16-by-12inch rectangle. Using butter- or olive-oil-flavored cooking spray, lightly spray a shallow, round casserole dish or a round baking dish. Place sheets of parchment paper or pieces of foil inside bowl with strips overlapping the edges to make the croustade easier to remove. Lightly spray the parchment or foil. Place pastry in casserole dish or baking dish with pastry edges overlapping the sides. Mound vegetable cream-cheese mixture in center of the pastry. Leaving an opening in the center, fold the pastry edges around the filling, crimping edges under to form a bowl. In a small bowl, mix together egg and water to make an egg wash. Brush pastry with egg mixture. Bake the croustade 20 to 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. To serve, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Using a spatula, gently loosen croustade from the baking dish or pan using the sheets of parchment or foil to help move it on to a serving dish. Serve warm or at room temperature. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of five cookbooks. She’s known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” television cooking show.

I’m an idiot,” he said. “I get two or three calls a day from people asking if I’m dead yet,” he said, laughing. “The bets are: I will get run over by a coal truck or die “Deliverance-style” in Arkansas.” While stopping short of agreeing with his sisters, the tech school student feels this is the perfect time in his life to embark on a unique adventure. “I guess you could say

I’m doing this because I’m young, dumb and ready for fun,” he said. He also confesses to receiving inspiration from the movie Forrest Gump. Without much prompting, he paraphrases the scenes where Forrest talks about “runnin,” substituting the word “bikin.” Why Santa Monica? “I have always heard it’s pretty out there,” he said. “Besides, I’ve just always

wanted to take a really long ride, and I finally got the ‘ump’ to do it.” He had hoped to travel with a friend, but couldn’t find any who felt they could spare the time or money. “I’ve seen a lot of my friends lose themselves in girlfriends, but I prefer being alone for now,” he said. As he passed through central Kentucky and headed toward Tennessee and Arkansas, Harbin was making good time by being on the road by 7 a.m. following two cups of coffee. He tries to be at a safe stopping place by 7 p.m. Each morning he repacks all the necessities of life on the road inside his saddlebags and backpack, including a small propane stove, laptop and his trusty skateboard. “I figure the skateboard could come in handy if my bike breaks down out in the middle of nowhere,” he said. Once packing 250 pounds on his 5-foot-6inch frame, the science fiction fan weighed 217 when his journey began and has specific plans to be at 200 when he reaches the Pacific. He is eating foods high in protein and calories. Lots of bananas, noodles,

canned meats, nuts and avocados. “I try to keep my food budget down to $15 per day,” he said. He’s also willing to accept meals along the way and said he isn’t hard to please. “To tell you the truth, except for chicken ‘n dumplings, I’ll eat just about anything.” He will be counting on help from members of his dad’s family when he reaches Oklahoma and Arizona where many of them reside. Family will also be on his mind as he nears his final destination. “I figure my trip will take six weeks to two months and I’ll be back in Prestonsburg when my brother and sister graduate high school,” he said. Plans are to make the return trip from California to Ashland by train. Maybe he’ll be asked to deliver the commencement address at his old high school, or, at least get to hear his accomplishment announced over the intercom at Food City. Columnist Don White has served as editor at several newspapers in Kentucky. His Kentucky Traveler features are published throughout the state. Contact him at

On Jan. 5, 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers start excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure’s huge anchorages. The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened on May 27, 1937, the longest bridge span in the world at the time.


On Jan. 6, 1925, Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi appears in the first of his 55 U.S. races. Of these, he lost only his last race, a half-mile sprint. Some newspapers speculated that he had lost only out of politeness to his American hosts.


On Jan. 7, 1785, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the English Channel by air. They nearly crashed into the Channel, however, as their balloon was weighed down by extraneous supplies such as silkcovered oars, with which they hoped to row their way through the air. On Jan. 8, 1867, Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill granting all adult male citizens of the District of Columbia the right to vote, and the bill becomes law. It was the first law in American history that granted black males the right to vote. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Jennifer F. Benham Manion Jennifer F. Benham Manion, 39, of the Garrett Community, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was a first grade teacher at Vine Grove Elementary School and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of which she was a joyous choir member. She is survived by her husband, Mark Manion; daughter, Ginny Manion; son, Ryan Manion; sister, Eileen (James) Shacklett of Ekron and brother, Andrew Benham of Brandenburg; her parents, Vivian Johnston of Troy, NY. and Larry David and Margaret Benham of Brandenburg. Funeral services were held Dec., 28 at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Paddack officiating. Burial was followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were held by Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Ryan and Ginny Manion Educational Scholarship Fund c/o Ft. Knox Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 900, Radcliff, KY 40159. Online condolences may be made at

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Beatrice “Bea” Ray Ellery, 78, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. and active in its bereavement committee. Bea retired from Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox after 34 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ozetta Ray; 10 brothers, Walter, Herman, Pascal, Bartholomew, Ollie, Anthony, Johnnie, Alton, Kendrick and Clarence Ray; and three sisters, Mary Brangers, Claudine Alcorn and Zoe Thompson. She is survived by her husband, Paul E. Ellery of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two brothers, Bob Ray and his wife Dorothy of Vine Grove, Ky. and Virgil Ray and his wife Mary Ellen of Rineyville, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Aggie Ray of Rineyville, Ky. and Mary Ray of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and 54 nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 31 at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Jeffery Hopper officiating. Burial was held in the St. Brigid Catholic Church Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at www.

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Betty B. Burnett, 71, of Elizabethtown, Ky. died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at her home. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ray Horton. She is survived by her husband, Willie Burnett of Elizabethtown, Ky.; her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Scott McCammon of Brandenburg; her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kim Burnett of Radcliff, Ky.; two granddaughters, Jessica Burnett and Jillian England; one grandson, Tyler Burnett; and two sisters, Brenda Hackney of Kingsport, Tenn. and Patsy Meyers of Arizona. Funeral services were held Dec. 29, 2008 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Pastor Johannesburg Boulware officiating. The burial was held in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

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QUESTION: I’ve always It hasn’t always been had an interest in creative that way. I remember diawriting, primarily because gramming sentences and I had a teacher learning parts of who encouraged Focus on speech when I was in me to express my- the family elementary school. It self and gave me was a major part of the skills to do the curriculum. Also, it. My kids, howmy parents encourever, have not had aged and helped me that exposure. The grow in this area. I school system just wrote a letter to a doesn’t teach writfriend when I was James ing skills anymore. nine years old. My Dobson mother then sugHow did you come to be a writer, and gested that we read how might I give my chil- it together. I had written, dren a nudge in that direc- “Dear Tom, how are you? I tion? am just fine.” DR. DOBSON: It is true My mom asked me if I that writing skills are sel- thought that sounded a dom taught today. That little boring. was evident a while back She said, “You haven’t when I was considering said anything. You used a hiring a Ph.D. candidate few words, but they have from a large university. I no meaning.” I never wrote called her major professor that phrase again; although for a recommendation. He that is the typical way a spoke highly of this wom- child begins a letter. an and said he was sure she Looking back, I can see would do a good job for how, even at an early age, me. I then asked if she was my mother was teaching an adequate writer. me to write. In addition, I He said, “Are you kid- was also fortunate to have ding? None of my students a few English teachers who has strong writing skills. were determined to teach Young people don’t learn me the fundamentals of to put their thoughts on composition. I had one in paper these days.” high school and another He was right! in college who insisted

that I learn grammar and composition. They nearly beat me to death but I’m glad they did. I earn a living today, at least in part, with the skills they gave to me. Especially, I would like to say “thanks” to Dr. Ed Harwood. His classes were like Marine boot camp, but what I learned there was priceless. It’s not terribly difficult or time-consuming to encourage and teach kids some of the basics of grammar and composition. One approach is to ask a family member to correspond with your child and encourage him or her to write back. Then when the reply is written, sprinkle a few corrections, such as the one my mother offered, with a generous portion of praise. Finally, entice that youngster to engage in a little creative expression. As for what you can do to compensate for the deemphasis on writing in school, I really don’t know — except to seek instruction outside the classroom. The teaching of writing has gone out of style — much like the old “homemaking” classes for girls. But it is an incredibly valu-

able craft that your child can use in a wide variety of settings. Don’t let him or her grow up without developing it. QUESTION: Does the middle child really have greater adaptive problems than his or her siblings? DR. DOBSON: The middle child does sometimes find it more difficult to establish his or her identity within the family. She enjoys neither the status of the eldest nor the attention given to the baby. Furthermore, she is likely to be born at a busy period in the life of her parents, and especially her mother. Then during her preschool years, her precious territory is invaded by a cute little newborn who steals Mama from her. Is it any wonder that she often asks, “Who am I and where is my place in life?” Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor’s visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a big chair near the fireplace and waited. The pastor made himself comfortable but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the play of the flames around the

burning logs. “dead as a doornail.” Not After some minutes, the a word had been spoken pastor took the fire tongs, since the initial greeting. carefully picked up Just before the Pastor’s pastor was ready to a brightly burning ember and placed Spotlight leave, he picked up it to one side of the the cold, dead ember hearth all alone. and placed it back in Then he sat back the middle of the fire. in his chair, still Immediately it began silent. to glow once more The host with the light and watched all this in warmth of the burnRandy quiet fascination. ing coals around it. Johnson As the one lone As the pastor ember’s flame direached the door to minished, there was a mo- leave, his host said, “Thank mentary glow and then its you so much for your visit fire was no more. and especially for the fiery Soon it was cold and sermon. I shall be back in

church next Sunday.” The Word of God teaches us to join with believers for worship and fellowship on a regular basis. The ‘Ol Greyhaired Preacher once said “Christians are like old cars, they start miss’n before they quit.” Have you allowed the fires of fellowship and worship to grow cold? Time to get back into the fellowship of believers and feel the fire of God’s Holy Ghost again. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

Fight the urge to dial, distract drivers

“Family and colleagues frequently ask me to call them on their cell phones while they are driving, which they consider dead time and a wonderful chance to get some work done. I am convinced that driving while talking on the phone is dangerous, and research supports this. “If I comply, I endanger them and others on the road. And yet I respect their abilities and would let them drive my children to the beach without surreptitiously monitoring to see if they were sneaking in a quick call. Can you advise me?” —Jeff Malachowsky, Portland, Ore. Do not make that call. Or blindfold a driver or bang a pair of cymbals near his head or do anything else that significantly ups his odds of getting into an accident. To talk on a cell phone while driving does just that. One study calibrates the increased risk as akin to driving drunk. While there are other driver-distracting

activities — listening to the radio, whittling — this one is particularly hazardous. For a driver to deliberately increase his own peril is unwise; to endanger other people is unethical. You should not abet either. Incidentally, the increased risk has little to do with your hands and much to do with your head: It is a cognitive problem, a shifting of your concentration from the road to the call. That many states, including New York, bar drivers only from using hand-held phones is an act of breathtaking cynicism or dazzling ignorance. They might as well ban only gray cell phones but allow black ones. Rather than make (or, for that matter, take) such calls, you should offer to phone when that family member or colleague is not behind the wheel. I acknowledge that it can be awkward to demur. Full, shamefaced disclosure: I have spoken on the phone to motoring friends. But as Portia says in “The Merchant of Venice,” “I can easier teach 20 what were

Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of 1 Corinthians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. The Lord’s Prayer, the Beatitudes and the Golden Rule are found in what sermon? Lamb Blood, Agnus, On the

good to be done than to be one of the 20 to follow mine own teaching.”

Knowledge only gets you so far. As Dr. Johnson more elegantly put it: “Little would be wanting to On “When I play the happiness of life, Ethics bridge, occasionally if every man could someone will hold conform to the right his or her cards so as soon as he was I can see them. I alshown it.” But Johnways gesture to the son, to his regret, did person to hold them not play cards and up so I can’t see. For left us no practical 40 years I’ve played advice. Randy with the greatest Where Johnson is Cohen transgressor, my silent, my mother, husband, and I am an excellent bridge weary of telling him. Moral- player, speaks: “Perhaps ly, I know I shouldn’t look, she should suggest her husbut how long must I remind band keep the hand holding him?” his cards off the table, and —Mary Kay Dodson, better yet, get her husband Green Bay, Wis. to move his chair back from the table.” If you’ve failed to find a This tactic deftly avoids solution in 40 years, I doubt the moral suasion — nagthat I can do much in the ging is such an ugly word 41st. (Assuming we rule — that has proved inefout divorce. And powerful fectual, substituting for it electric shock.) As you note, a clear physical dictate inthe ethical obligations are stead: Back up. You could clear: You shouldn’t look at even chalk a line on the his cards; he shouldn’t put floor for him. temptation in your path. Randy Cohen writes the More elusive, often the case weekly column “The Ethicist” in the pursuit of virtue, is for the New York Times Magahow to achieve these wor- zine and newspapers worldthy goals. wide.

Mount, Dry Bones 3. For not believing his wife would conceive, who was struck mute, not being able to speak? Gabriel, Zachariah, Joash, Mesha 4. According to David, what does God’s spiritual cleansing make us whiter than? Light, Clouds, Wool, Snow 5. From Psalm 19, what do the heavens

declare? Holiness, Glory of God, Creation, Mighty wind 6. How many times is the name “Lucifer” mentioned in the Bible (KJV)? 1, 7, 9, 13 ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) On the Mount; 3) Zachariah; 4) Snow; 5) Glory of God; 6) 1 (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Local historic site reopens under new ownership By Crystal Benham

Doe Run Inn temporarily closed its doors on Dec. 20 but will reopen Jan. 15. The historic Meade County restaurant will be under new ownership and new management. Cheri Whitman — the daughter of Curtis and Lucille Brown — was owner of the restaurant for the last four years. The Browns opened the restaurant in the 1950s, and it quickly prospered into a popular historic attraction for local residents and visitors. Beginning in January, James Greer and Opal Greer will claim ownership of the restaurant. James and Opal have been residents of Meade County since 1960. James was a teacher at Meade County High School for many years before becoming county judge in 1974 — just in time to deal with the recordbreaking F5 tornado. Opal was a nurse and worked for Olin Chemical Plant, Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. and Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Both are retired now. The couple’s son, Jim, will manage the operation and lease the building from his parents. Jim has owned and operated several restaurants, and plans to use his experience and love for his hometown to keep the friendly atmosphere and traditional southern entrees alive at Doe Run Inn. Jim said the restaurant’s menu options will stay the same with a few minor changes. “We will have a more ex-

panded lunch menu with more types of hamburgers, soups, and salads,â€? he said. “We will have a daily special for lunch and dinner that will be just that ‌ a special ‌ something that is not on the menu at all.â€? Jim said meals such as shepherd’s pie, brisket, and corned beef and cabbage will be added to the dinnertime daily specials. The Sunday buffet will now include barbecue. “I own a Texas closed-pit smoker and I’ve had it for 20 years, so we will be smoking meat for Sundays,â€? Jim said. Jim also plans to utilize local suppliers of fresh produce and meat, and he promises to emphasize fresh food. “The cans are out the door,â€? he said. Given his experience in catering, buffets, parties and other events, Jim said he and his staff will serve anything from “hamburgers to prime rib and everything in between.â€? When his parents were considering purchasing the building, Jim spoke with many Meade Countians who made it evident they wanted to keep Doe Run Inn open and wanted “to see it do well.â€? To honor those requests, he invited the entire original Doe Run staff back to the restaurant to continue working. Doe Run Inn will resume its normal business hours on Jan. 15: Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m – 9 p.m. Also, Doe Run Inn’s Web site,, will be under construction until Jan. 15.

ABOVE: Doe Run Inn quickly became a popular attraction when it first opened in the 1950s under the ownership of Curtis and Lucille Brown. Lucille’s niece, Cheri Whitman, was owner of the restaurant and historical site for the past four years and recently sold the restaurant to the Greer family. LEFT: Doe Run Inn closed its doors while new owners James and Opal Greer and their son Jim prepare for the restaurant’s reopening and fresh start on Jan. 15.


Fewer Kentucky vendors selling tobacco to minors Submitted by the Health and Family Services Cabinet

FRANKFORT — Kentucky vendors are doing a better job than ever in making sure tobacco products aren’t falling into the hands of minors, according to a recently released survey from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). This year’s Annual Synar Buying Survey of retail tobacco outlets revealed that more than 95 percent of retailers complied with the law barring tobacco sales to anyone under the age of 18. The Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) conducted the survey last summer to determine illegal sales of tobacco to Kentucky youth. The survey was completed in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Department for Mental Health, Developmental

Disabilities and Addiction Services (MHDDAS). “This year’s survey showed a remarkable rate of compliance among Kentucky vendors,� said Steve Nunn, acting commissioner of MHDDAS. “This program plays an important role in reducing smoking rates and tobacco use, particularly among young people. This is imperative to our tobacco prevention efforts and, in turn, the future health status of our young Kentuckians.� At 4.7 percent, the 2008 Synar non-compliance rate is at the lowest rate since Kentucky began tracking sales of tobacco to youth younger than 18. The rate has remained around 5 percent for the past four years, but has been decreasing for several years. The highest rate recorded is 19.7 percent in 1999. Randy Fawns, deputy commissioner of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), thanked the

Public Protection Cabinet, ABC investigators and support personnel for continuing to effectively combat youth access to tobacco products in Kentucky. “Our investigators conduct compliance checks at approximately 300 retail locations each month. These efforts, in addition to the Synar Survey checks, result in raising the retailer’s awareness that he or she may be selling to one of our investigative aides when selling to a minor,� said Fawns. “There is no doubt that the high rate of compliance is greatly influenced by these consistent enforcement programs.� “Kentucky’s new low noncompliance rate shows that we have made great strides in reducing youth access to tobacco products,� said Van Ingram, acting executive director of the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP). “Through the efforts of the Regional Prevention Centers,

Pinch, save and count your pennies By David Uffington Dollars and sense With belts tightening everywhere, it’s more important than ever to look for ways to save money. Pennies count, and you can hold on to many of them if you surround yourself with a network of money-saving opportunities and make it a way of life. •Get involved in a foodsupply group. Angel Food Ministries [], for example, makes bulk purchases of food and has distribution points in 38 states. The cost of the food is very low. Often the pro-

gram is run by local churches, but there are no qualification requirements. •On FreeCycle [www.], you can ask for what you need and give away what you don’t need. Areas are broken down by ZIP code across the country. The generosity of many people in this group is unsurpassed. Don’t be afraid to ask for things. •Check the craigslist ( Free section for your area before spending money. Lots of useful items are being given away all the time. •Do it yourself, for every-

thing possible. Need clothing altered, a roof repaired, oil in the car changed? Read up on it. There are manuals and how-to books for everything under the sun. Bottom line: Become extremely proprietary about your cash. Take a hard look at each and every situation in which you might spend money. Make every penny count. Write to David Uffington in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com.

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the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, ODCP, and ABC, the health of young Kentuckians is being improved by reducing the illegal use of tobacco products.� Federal law authorizes the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant and requires states to enact and enforce laws designed to reduce the availability of tobacco products to people younger than 18. The state must conduct the Annual Buying Survey using a scientific random sample study protocol approved by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and must demonstrate that its non-compliance rate does not exceed the target of 20 percent for illegal tobacco sales to minors. The SAPT Block Grant, administered by CHFS, is the single largest funding stream in Kentucky supporting substance abuse prevention and treatment.

Statistics from the annual buying survey allow the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to better target prevention efforts and resources. For more information

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Struggling with lack of hay through winter The growing conditions can result in your horses eatover the past couple of years ing more than they need each have made it difficult for day to meet their nutritional needs. This can be horse owners to have a difficult task for enough forage for CEA for those who are using their horses. Summer pastures have been Agriculture hay rolls rather than square-bales. short, and we’ve faced Third, you should limited and costly hay use a suitable feeder supplies. for your horses to For this winter’s limit waste. Feedfeeding season, hopeing on the ground fully horse owners can result in signifiwere able to acquire cant losses of feed. sufficient hay supplies. How do you Andy Mills Researchers using square-bale hay, estimate the amount fed in controlled of hay you will need? If you have mature horses amounts, reported waste in at maintenance level, you the rage of 20 percent, while would want to feed a mainly others feeding roll-bale hay without a feeder, reported forage diet. The estiment would be waste in the 35 to 38-percent similar to a 1,100-pound range. In that case, horse horse eating 2 percent of its owners would need at least a body weight. That equals 22 half ton more hay per horse. Lastly, when you are buypounds of hay per day. Feeding for 120 days, December ing hay, purchase the best through March would equal quality hay possible. As the feeding season pro1.3 tons of hay per horse. What can you do to make gresses, monitor your horses the best of your hay inven- to make sure they are maintory? First, having a feed test taining body condition and would be a good idea. That adjust feed as needed. If you way, you can make the best are short on hay, you may use of the nutrients supplied need to feed some concenby the hay and supplement trate to provide all the nutrias needed. If you are un- ents your horses require. If you estimate correctly, sure about getting your hay tested, you can contact your you should have some hay county agriculture and natu- left when spring grass finally ral resources extension agent arrives. It is better to have some leftover than to run out for help. Second, you should feed the in March. For more informaamount your horse needs per tion on winter hay feeding, day. That essentially means contact the Meade County some control over the feed Cooperative Extension Serintake. Feeding free choice vice at 270-422-4958.


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FFA National Convention returns to Louisville

Submitted by Ashley Carter FFA Student Reporter “Welcome Back FFA” — is what all of Louisville said as our chapter of the Meade County FFA walked into the doors at the Kentucky State Fair Grounds. We took 25 outstanding members of our chapter to represent all of FFA as we were welcomed back into Louisville for our National Convention by Jerry Abramson, mayor of Louisville, and Governer Steve Basher. Our Chapter was one of only three chapters that was invited to attend this clarification of the National Convention returning to Louisville. We will return to Louisville in the year 2013 and from then on our

schedule will be on a three year rotation between Louisville and Indianapolis. With the convention switching each three years to Louisville and Indy it will bring in much profit for Kentucky. So as you can see, Meade County FFA is one of the most outstanding chapters not only in our wonderful state of Kentucky, but also in the nation. We have been involved in many outstanding events such as Ag Day, which was held at Brandenburg Primary this year, where each member had a chance to teach the little ones the importance of farm safety. Once again, we are stepping up and standing out, because we are the Meade County FFA.

It’s time for 4-H poetry contest entries

4-H’ers, it is time to start winners to sign a statement thinking about our poetry of authenticity before forcontest. In the past, we have warding county winners to had some excellent district. Statements of winners in this comauthenticity should CEA for petition. If you have be forwarded to Youth, 4-H not to write a poem in district. school, you can subPoem must be mit it in this contest. titled and may be on Come on. Give it a try. any subject. What do you have to Length of poem: lose? Juniors: 3 line minRules of the Conimum, 25 line maxitest: 12 poems per mum. county may be enSeniors: 3 line minCarol tered for district judgimum, 28 line maxiing. Recommend six Goodwin mum. junior and six senior Please note: Haientries per county. kus are one sentence, However, any combination of 17 syllables on 3 lines – 5, 7, 12 or less will be accepted. 5. Age divisions: Poems must have never Junior: 9 - 13 age as of Janu- been published or submitted ary 1, 2009. to another agency. Senior: 14 - 18 age as of JanNo poems will be reuary l, 2009. turned. Poems must be the original Poems will be evaluated work of 4-H member. Poems based on the attached score from other sources will not sheet. be accepted. Counties are enAll poems entered in the couraged to require county District contest will be pub-

lished in a District Poetry Book. Poetry books should be available by mid-April. Estimated cost per book $3.25 - $3.50. The top three junior and top three senior poems will be framed and presented to their authors. County deadline: February 27, 2009, to Carole Goodwin. County poems must be submitted in the following two forms: Printed hard coy with 4-H’ers name, age and county at end of poem. Printed hard copy without 4-H’ers name, age or county. Style: Times New Roman font, size 12, single spaced, margins of 1” on all sides. Do not use any formatting including tabs, bolds, italics, underline, repeated “space”, etc. Do not use any formatting. Skip one blank line after title, one blank line after poem’s ending (before identifying information) Each identifying informa-

tion on a single line at bottom of poem, left aligned (i.e. name on one line, age on one line, county on one line). No clip art allowed; Only one poem per page; All questions and poetry entries should be sent to Carole Goodwin, Meade County 4-H Agent, at 1041 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108 or call 270-422-4958.



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ABOVE: Meade County FFA members were part of a ceremony held at Freedom Hall to welcome the FFA convention’s return to Louisville. BELOW: (From left to right) Ashley Carter, Gov. Steve Beshear, Kara Marsh and Heather Darnall pose for a picture at a recent FFA conference, promoting the return of the convention to Louisville.


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The top 10 local news stories, photos of 2008

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May 9 issue

Friday, January 2, 2009


High gas prices take toll on county, force entities to revamp procedures, spending


Dec. 5 issue

Farmers, safety enforcement agencies, commuters, local school officials, and grocers discussed their plans of attack for battling skyrocketing gas and diesel prices that reached toward the $5 mark last summer. School bus routes were reexamined to try to find short cuts in fuel expenditure, and a Doe Valley resident initiated a carpool program for residents commuting to Louisville for work. THE NEWS STANDARD/LAURA SAYLOR

Aug. 22 issue Local judo instructor Eb Kieslich, left, demonstrates a move on Zach Smith as dozens of judokas from Germany watch during their visit in August.

Otter Creek Park shuts down indefinitely as part of major Louisville budget cuts

Louisville mayor Jerry Abramson announced Dec. 1 that Otter Creek Park — the only metro park operated by Louisville that is located outside of city limits — was to be shut down Jan 1. The park’s closure was part of a long list of cutbacks to help the city save money. Hundreds of park patrons have protested the park’s closure since Abramson’s announcement, but the shut down followed through as planned.




Hurricane winds devastate the county, leave thousands in the dark for days


Sept. 19 issue

What started as a brisk morning breeze elevated to a devastating wind storm on Sept. 14 that left several thousand Meade County residents without electricity for almost a week. Homes, barns and trailers were blown apart, while tree limbs, downed power lines and flying debris damaged property and vehicles. The strong winds were believed to be remnants of Hurricane Ike, the category 4 hurricane that wreaked havoc across the gulf and further inland.

An F-1 tornado demolishes homes, barns, businesses throughout the county Feb. 8 issue


Minutes before midnight on Feb. 5, emergency storm warning sirens resonated across Meade County as an F-1 tornado rampaged toward Brandenburg. The tornado demolished homes, businesses and farms, while leaving neighboring properties and establishments untouched. FEMA and Red Cross personnel offered assistance to residents and business owners, some of which were able to rebuild their shambles. Other businesses, like the Clothes Closet, were beyond repair and were forced to permanently relocate to a new location.



Sept. 19 issue Payneville farmer David Greenwell’s barn fell victim to the Sept. 14 wind storm, believed to be remnants of Hurricane Ike.



July 18 issue Jonathan Brants, of Brandenburg, fakes being shot during Civil War Days’ “moaning and wailing” contest.


Klan trial shines national spotlight on Meade County, racism faced head-on Nov. 21 issue

A three-day-long civil trial between a teenage boy and the Imperial Klans of America rocked Meade County as it became the talk of the nation in mid-November. World-recognized attorney Morris Dees and others from the Southern Poverty Law Center confronted leaders of the IKA at the Meade County courthouse regarding a lawsuit against the organization for its members viciously attacking a boy at the 2006 Meade County Fair. The trial not only confronted racism one-on-one, but also set a precedent for society’s lack of tolerance for hate crime organizations across the country. CNN, The Associated Press, ABC’s “20/20” and other national news sources were on-hand covering the trial.





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Holiday basketball Round-up Meade County teams were in action over the holidays. To catchup on all the action, see B3. The News Standard

2008 provides many Meade Co. sports memories By Ben Achtabowski Many are saying that 2008 was one of the greatest years for sports. From the New York Giants’ Superbowl shocker to Michael Phelps record-shattering Olympic performance, the list can go on to make the argument for the greatest sport performance-year ever. For Meade County, it was another great sports year to add onto the list that is already quite extensive. The

list could have went well into the 20s, but here are the top 10 Meade County sports stories of the year:


The football team’s up and down year The Greenwave football team was young and inexperienced this year. With only 12 seniors on the team, the Greenwave weathered quite a roller coaster season, to end up 5-6 (3-1 district). The team started off the schedule with three losses, but then rattled off three straight wins,

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including two district wins over Nelson County and Central Hardin. The team also obtained a homecoming victory over Class 6A District 2 rival North Hardin to clinch a second seed in the district tournament. In the first round of the playoffs, the Greenwave dropped a heartbreaker to PRP, 27-7. The score was deceiving, while the Greenwave was only down by a touchdown with less than a quarter left to play in the game.

The season provided fans with plenty of cheers and tears, but no one can say it wasn’t entertaining


Lady Waves softball team shocks district This year, the senior-laden Breckinridge Lady Tigers were supposed to dominate the district, but the upstart Lady Waves snatched the No. 1 seed from their rivals. Meade County ended the season with a 3-2


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Here are the top photos of Meade County athletes of 2008. 1: Charles Backstrom attempts a long jump at regionals. 2: David Medley watches his serve fall into play. 3: Zach Brown chases down a soccer ball during practice. 4: Julia Powers digs a ball during a volleyball game. 5: A camper at the Greenwave football camp throws a ball through a tire. 6: The Greenwave football team celebrates its first win of the season against Central Hardin. 7: Matt Popham throws the discus during a track meet last spring. 8: Michael Addesa catches the first Greenwave touchdown of the year against Fern Creek. 9: Rocco Addesa pummels his opponent during the first MMA fight night in Meade County. 10: Tiffany Brown catches her breath after the 3200-meter run at the regional meet. Photos and story by Ben Achtabowski



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top two teams who acquire bids into the state tournament. With the team finishing the round of golf early, the Greenwave could only wait for the top two teams, Elizabethtown and John Hardin, to come into the clubhouse with their scores. After calculating the scores, John Hardin put up 319, two strokes ahead of Meade County, to edge them out of the state tournament. All was not lost, when freshman Chase Garris was in a three-way tie for the last individual spot in the state tournament. Two playoff holes were played, but Garris was edged out in the final hole by Butler’s Brad Black. The team walked away disappointed, but still received a lot of respect as they return all but two players next year.

From page B1 district record (16-13 overall), including a loss against Breckinridge in the district tournament. The Lady Waves went onto the regional tournament going 1-1. During the first game against Muhlenberg North, Meade County won a nailbiter, 2-1. In the second game, they lost, 3-0, to eventual regional champions and state runner-ups, Owensboro Catholic. There’s good news for next year: all but one starter will be back.


Tiffany Brown leaps over a hurdle during the 300-meter hurdles at the regional meet.


Junior Lindsey Andrews takes a penalty kick during the North Hardin overtime game.


Lady Waves soccer team grabs overtime upset This goes under the greatest game of the year — or at least the craziest. The Lady Waves went into the 10th District Tournament with a No. 4 seed. The opening game of the tournament pinned Meade County against No. 2 seed Central Hardin, who beat them 4-0 during the regular season. Four goals were scored in the first nine minutes of the game and the Lady Waves kept up with the talented Central Hardin team. Senior goalie Stephanie Menser had 16 saves on 23 shots, while junior forward Chelsea Fotchman had the game-tying goal with three minutes left in the game. In overtime, Meade County took control of the game and scored with 1:50 left in the first overtime and eventually staved off the Lady Bruins’ potent offensive attack to win the game, 5-4. The Lady Waves finished with an 8-10 record — a much improved record after only claiming five wins the previous year. The team also boasts 15 juniors, who will all return next year.

The relay team consisted of Tiffany Brown, Kim Dukes, April Level and Jenkins who all return this year and look to be one of the best relay teams in the state. Eighth-grader Marley Stanfield also shocked the state when she finished third in the 400-meter run and nearly broke 58 seconds in the race. Stanfield may become a familiar face standing on the winner’s podium for the next four years. Tiffany Brown also qualified for the state meet in the 300-meter hurdles, but fell short of making the final race when she tripped over a hurdle. This spring will have high expectations as the track stars return and compete to be the best in the state.

Meade County archers dominate the country Archery may not be a spotlight sport such as football or basketball, but it doesn’t take away from the incredible archers that Meade County produces year after year. Meade County schools took four teams to the national championship in Louisville at the beginning of May. The Stuart Pepper Middle School team performed the best out of all the Meade County schools, with a second place finish in the middle school division. The high school team graduated one of the greatest archers in the nation — Courtney Campbell. Campbell shot a 296 to finish first overall in the female division, beating her previous female national high school record of 290. The team also boast second place overall female finisher eighth-grader Meaghann Dunn. Junior Zac Crutcher finished fourth overall high school male with a score of 295.

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Track stars make waves at state meet The Lady Waves track team is filled with great runners. Sophomore Shelby Jenkins was the leader of the pack when she finished third in the state in the 800-meter run. She was also part of the 4x800-meter relay team that finished sixth in the state.




Jonah Cundiff serves at the state tournament last spring.



Courtney Campbell won the female high school national championship last spring.

Bryce Mattingly runs the bases for the Meade County Madness.

State champs again? It must be ‘Madness’ The Meade County Madness — a nine-year-old little league baseball team — may be the best sports team in the county. In 2007, the team made an impressive run and was crowned the state champion and went on to win the Ohio Valley Region Championship. This past summer, the team looked to defend that crown, while having to transition from machine pitch to kids pitch. The team was not fazed by the change and cruised through the district and state championship — claiming both titles. The Madness went to defend their Ohio Valley Championship at Niles, Mich., but fell short with a third place finish. Ace pitcher Jacob Crase led the team, who had several shut out games during the Madness’ championship trail, while Bryce Mattingly and Garret Ammons played key roles in the infield.

Doubles team makes it to the state tournament Juniors David Medley and Jonah Cundiff never played tennis with each other before this spring. In fact, between the two of them they only had two-and-a-half years of tennis experience. The two paired up this year in quest for a state tennis tournament bid — the first from Meade County in 12 years. As the season started, the duo looked to be one of the best teams in the area, which was proven when they placed third in the region with an 8-4 record. During the state tournament, the duo won its first match and lost the second, but not without gaining a tremendous amount of experience for this upcoming spring when they pair up again for another run at a state championship.



The Lady Waves bench will have one seat open for their teammate, Chelsea Stinnett, for the remainder of the season.


Lady Waves lose teammate Chelsea Stinnett Still fresh in the minds of the Meade County community, the Lady Waves have the tough task of moving on without their fearless senior leader, Chelsea Stinnett. After her death from a car accident in early December, the Lady Waves missed two games and 10 days of practice. The inexperienced team now has to overcome the loss and continue the season as they fight for a fourth district championship in a row. The team went 3-5 since her death and after the New Year it will dive back into district play where the Lady Waves are 0-1.



Senior Braden Pace watches his putt skim past the hole during the 5th Region Golf Tournament.


Golf team misses state tournament by two strokes For those who declare golf boring, certainly did not attend the 5th region golf tournament this year. The Greenwave golf team shot an impressive 321 during the day and appeared to be in the running for the

Tractor pull pulls on the hearts of Meade Countians Any time you gather more than 3,000 people in a small community like Meade County, it’s a big story. Less than a year after Matt Pike tragically passed away, the surviving families planned an unforgettable event — a tractor pull at the Meade County Fairgrounds. The pull was a huge success, with all proceeds going towards Pike’s dream to build a gym for the St. Mary’s church in Payneville. The event proved the support of the community that was touched by Pike and his family. It was such a success, planning for next year’s pull is already underway. Honorable mentions Lady Waves volleyball team wins district; freshmen football team wins conference title; Lady Waves cross country team makes state meet; and mix martial arts events a huge success in Meade County.

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The best and worst of NASCAR in 2008 By Monte Dutton NASCAR this week

BEST RACE: On Sept. 28, Jimmie Johnson outdueled Carl Edwards at Kansas Speedway in a single race that summed up the whole season. It was the cool, efficient Johnson over the brilliant, impetuous Edwards. On the final lap, Edwards laid it all on the line, swooping past Johnson in the third turn only to drift into the wall after his Ford cleared the champion’s Chevrolet. Edwards managed to hang on to second. “I knew I was going to hit the wall,� said Edwards. “I didn’t know I was going to hit it that hard.� WORST RACE: The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) was barely a race at all. The tires provided by Goodyear popped like balloons. The longest green-flag sequence of the 160-lap race lasted a grand total of 18 laps. Indy did maintain its status as a predictor of championships, though Johnson won. BEST STORY: Hands down, it was the rise and fall of Kyle Busch, who won eight of the 26 regular-season races only to collapse in the Chase. Busch’s average finish in the first three Chase races was 35.0, meaning that his Chase was over shortly after it began. Still, Busch won a total of 21 races in NASCAR’s three major series, an incredible feat undermined only by the fact that no one else ever really tried to race that extensively in three, not two, series. WORST STORY: Billed at season’s beginning as the greatest rookie class in NASCAR history, the competition for Raybestos Rookie of the Year quickly dissolved into a long day’s journey into night. By the end, only two rookies were left. Regan Smith won the award, in part because Sam Hornish Jr. failed to


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SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek 1. Who was the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award? 2. Four major-league players played in all four decades from the 1970s to the 2000s. Name two. 3. Rice’s Chase Clement and Jarrett Dillard set an NCAA record in 2008 for touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver tandem. Who had held the mark at 39? 4. When was the last time a Boston Celtic grabbed 900plus rebounds in a season? 5. Name the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup one season, then miss the playoffs the next two seasons. 6. When was the last time the winner of the World Series of Poker’s no-limit Texas Hold ‘em Main Event was a repeat winner? 7. After Evander Holyfield won the undisputed heavyweight boxing title in 1990, name the three men he beat before losing to Riddick Bowe in 1992. Answers 1. Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe in 1956 (only one award was given that year). 2. Rickey Henderson, Mike Morgan, Jesse Orosco and Tim Raines. 3. Tim Rattay and Troy Edwards of Louisiana Tech, and Colt Brennan and Davone Bess of Hawaii. 4. Robert Parish had 996 in 1988-89. 5. The Carolina Hurricanes (who won the Cup in 2006). 6. It was 1997, when Stu Ungar won his third title. 7. George Foreman, Bert Cooper and Larry Holmes.

The rise and fall of Kyle Busch (here celebrating his victory in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona in July) earns, in Monte’s book, best NASCAR story of 2008. make the starting field for the final race. Smith became the first lame-duck rookie in recent memory. He doesn’t have a Cup ride for 2009 yet. BEST TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports collected another title, but only one driver besides Johnson won a race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won mainly on strategy at Michigan in June. On the other hand, Roush Fenway Racing won 11 races, three more than Hendrick and one more than Joe Gibbs Racing, and captured positions two (Edwards) and three (Greg Biffle) in driver points behind Johnson. All in all, give Jack Roush the edge. WORST TEAM(S): The co-winners, Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, merged at year’s end. It was a move born out of desperation. Neither team won a race or put a driver in the Chase. Honorable mention goes to Gillett Evernham Motorsports, which won two races but, uh, lost (Ray) Evernham, who basically cashed out. BEST COMEBACK: After consecutive disasters at Talladega and Char-

lotte, Edwards trailed Johnson by 168 points at the Chase’s midpoint. In the remaining five races, Edwards won three times and had an average finish of 2.0. He fell short by 69 points, but fought the good fight. WORST CRASH: Michael McDowell’s qualifying crash at Texas on April 4 looked fatal. Attempting to straighten out his Toyota, McDowell overcorrected and shot into the wall almost head-on. He walked away with minor injuries, demonstrating the safety of NASCAR’s new car and the value of soft walls. BEST SPOKESMAN: Jeff Burton could teach politicians some lessons on how to be tactful, quotable, humorous and responsible. WORST SCENE: Excitable Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick had to be separated in the Lowe’s Motor Speedway garage on Oct. 9. Photos, suppressed at the time, surfaced two days later showing Edwards halting Harvick’s advance by grasping his neck. Attempts to keep the matter quiet wound up making it five times as loud.

BEST GESTURE: Kyle Busch gave his purse money from a Nationwide Series race to help the great Sam Ard, whose career was shortened by injury and who now suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. WORST GRIP ON REALITY: At Indianapolis, NASCAR’s Robin Pemberton and Goodyear’s Greg Stucker were in almost complete denial. With thousands of fans demanding refunds, Pemberton said real fans didn’t mind, and didn’t get around to apologizing until a few days later. Stucker said it was “nobody’s fault.� The teams knew what had happened. Kyle Busch called it “stupid,� and his crew chief, Steve Addington, termed the Allstate 400 “a sorry excuse for a race.� Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar. features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. You can e-mail Monte at

Meade County High School Sports

Quick Hits Basketball: Lady Waves finish tournament with a victory The Lady Waves basketball team ended the American Stainless Classic at Carroll County with a win against the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats last Tuesday. Meade County put up a 22-point third quarter in the 59-44 win and was led by junior center Bliss Powers who had 16 points. The Lady Waves out rebounded the Lady Wildcats 36 to 27, while sophomore Bliss Powers recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Junior point guard Caroline Wilson had 10 points and eight steals. Junior guard Mallory Wathen had nine points and five assists.

Basketball: Lady Waves 1-2 in Holiday Classic The Lady Waves basketball team participated in the Kentucky Bank Holiday Classic at Bourbon County last weekend. In the first round, Meade County lost to Boyle County, 67-63. The Lady Waves went into the fourth quarter with a 48-43 advantage, but Boyle County put up 24 points in the final quarter. Meade County out rebounded its opponent 34 to 23 with junior forward Bliss Powers leading the way with 11 rebounds and 17 points. Sophomore center Scarlett Powers had 18 points and seven rebounds, while junior point guard Caroline Wilson chipped in with 14 points and four assists. Hayley Hellyer led Boyle County with 20 points and eight assists. The Lady Waves lost its second game in a row during the second round of the tournament when it faced Bryan Station, 59-52. Meade County had 24 turnovers and put Bryan Station on the free throw line 25 times. Scarlett Powers had 15 points and 11 rebounds for her second double-double in a row. She also added four steals and one block. Wilson put in 13 points and four assists, while Bliss Powers provided nine points and 12 rebounds. Meade County broke its two-game losing streak with a 59-35 trouncing of Bourbon County. The Lady Waves forced 31 turnovers and dominated the post with 30

points in the paint. Junior guard Mallory Wathen led all scorers with 16 points, five assists and six steals. Bliss Powers had 10 points with eight rebounds. Both Scarlett Powers and sophomore guard Kayla Padgett had nine points and six rebounds. In the final game of the tournament, the Lady Waves lost to Paris, 44-39. The Lady Waves only scored seven points, while Paris put up 11 points in the final quarter. Starting point guard Caroline Wilson did not play due to illness. Scarlett Powers had 16 points and eight rebounds and Bliss Powers chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds.












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Basketball: Greenwave qualifies for consolation game The Greenwave basketball team participated in the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County last weekend and saw some much needed experience. “I’m pleased with our progress,� head coach Jerry Garris said. “But I’m not satisfied.� In the first round, the Greenwave matched up with North Bullitt and won 64-57. After having a dismal first quarter during which the team only scored four points, the team went on a scoring streak during the rest of the game. Senior forward Doug Wells had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while senior center Ethan Brangers had 16 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore center Jace Blehar had nine points and seven rebounds, while senior point guard Braden Pace had seven points and four assists. In the second game, Meade County faced the Central Hardin Bruins and was up eight points entering the fourth quarter. The Bruins outscored the Greenwave 22-4 in the fourth quarter, while nine of Central Hardin’s points came from seven Meade County turnovers. Pace led the way with 19 points including five 3-pointers. He also had six rebounds. Brangers added 12 points and six rebounds and Doug Wells had 10 points and eight rebounds. Because of the loss to Central Hardin, the Greenwave played in the consolation game against Trimble County on Tuesday night. Check next week’s issue of The News Standard for a full recap of the game and next week’s games.

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Stress is something that the body’s immune syseveryone deals with at tem, thus making it more some point in their lives, susceptible to illness or other health issues. including teenagYouths, their peers ers. Adolescence CEA for and parents should can be a difficult time of growth and Youth, 4-H look for and try to control and prevent self discovery for this type of stress. most people. Some signs and Teens not only symptoms of seridevelop stress from ous stress that you biological changes should look for in a that their bodies are teen include: going through, but •Feels edgy, they develop stress Carol guilty, or defrom many things Goodwin pressed. around them. Teens •Laughs or cries can experience over small things stress as a result of family, peers, society, the or for no reason. •Has a negative outlook media, school and even on most things in life. themselves. •No longer enjoys activiNot all stress is bad. Stress that comes from ties they once did. •Expresses anger tothings like winning a close ball game or receiving a wards others. Has headaches, stomachgood grade can actually motivate and bring about aches, trouble concentrata sense of excitement for a ing, thinking clearly, remembering, or stays tired. teen. Learning to cope with Positive stress associated with project deadlines stress should begin at or exams can even make a childhood. Parents can young person work harder help their children learn to cope by modeling posiand think clearer. However, prolonged tive stress management and intense stress can techniques as well as havhave troubling effects on ing positive attitudes and a young person’s emo- outlooks. It is never too late to tional and physical well being, causing them to feel begin these techniques to tired, anxious or even de- help your teen positively manage stress. pressed. Management techniques Stress overload lowers

Tutoring offered by MCPL online Submitted by Rachel Baelz Director, MCPL Meade County Public Library now serves students from five to 85 online. Live Homework Help, a free service to all library patrons, has expanded grade levels The Meade County Public Library (MCPL) is pleased to announce that families with young children, and adults seeking to support their studies or improve their math or grammar skills, will all have experts waiting to help on the Library’s website. Expanding one-to-one online tutoring and homework help to more students is a natural next step for the library as we continue to find new ways to serve everyone in the community. Parents are teaching younger children to use the computer, to learn and explore their world, just as adults turn to technology to help them with everything from GED preparation to resume writing. Addition of K-3 Enhances Library Support of Early Learners. Parents who bring their young children to the library’s Live Homework Help service expose them to rich learning resources, increase the child’s ability to succeed in computer literacy and provide practice for fine motor skills. The library supports adult learners online Adults have always come to the library for assistance with research, earning their GED and

other Adult Continuing Education support—as well as grammar help with their resume or work-related writing. Now you may connect to a live expert online, either on the library’s computers during library hours, or from the privacy of your home computer until 10 p.m. How it works Anyone with a library card may log-on to www., go to the Live Homework Help link, select a grade level from K – 12, College Intro, or Adult Learner, and pick from one of 12 subjects, depending on your grade level. You will then enter an Online Classroom where a certified subject expert tutor will work with you in a chat window, on a drawing board, and through website and file sharing, to resolve your educational challenge. The service is available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The library’s live, online service is provided by, the largest online tutoring company with more than 2,000 certified, background checked tutors. The Meade County Public Library has been serving the community’s students with this awardwinning resource since July, 2007, and we are pleased to now add early learners and adult learners to those benefitting from this excellent service. To learn more, stop by the library, call us at 4222094, or visit

are essential to successfully coping with stress. Some effective ways to manage teen stress include exercise, planning ahead, talking out problems and feelings, relaxing and setting reasonable goals and expectations. There are also many ways to effectively reduce stress that make your teen happy and relaxed including exercise, eating balanced, healthy meals and taking part in hobbies. For more information about 4-H Youth Development, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 422-4958. 4-H Club News Battletown 4-H Club Battletown 4-H held officer elections at our November club meeting. Tray Powers was elected to be our president, Logan Hardesty our vice president, Cameron “Slappy” Kingsbury our reporter, Dallas Shaw and Abby Vallandingham our recreation leaders and Justin Ponds our secretary and that is it for the breaking news. But, here’s the news, Tray, Logan, Slappy, Abby, Justin and Dallas are famous because they are club officers. Submitted by Slappy Kingsbury, reporter.

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Be healthy during the new year Submitted by the MCPL With the holidays behind us, it’s time to start thinking about are New Year’s Resolutions. This is a perfect time to take charge of your health. According to a GNC poll, nearly 88 percent of Americans make resolutions to stay healthy at the beginning of the year. The Meade County Public Library, along with the Meade County Health Department will be sponsoring two health and wellness classes to help you take control of your health and stick to your resolutions. A smoking cessation class will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 6. This class will run for ten weeks from 1– 2 p.m. in the Library Annex. Participation is free, although participants are responsible for purchasing their nicotine replacement products. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated

44.6 percent of Americans smoke, which often leads to heart disease, cancer or stroke. Studies show a person greatly reduces their risk of cancer for each year they remain smoke free. This course helps smokers kick their nicotine addiction by providing information and support. In February, MCPL and the Meade County Health Department will be co-sponsoring We Can, Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition. Mark your calendar, these sessions will begin Feb. 23. This is a four week program that focuses on health food choices for children, increasing physical activity and reducing screen time. The sessions will run from 10:30 a.m. – noon in the Library Annex. Participants will receive a free parent workbook. Space is filling up fast. Please call the library at 270-422-2094 to register for the programs.


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THURSDAY Choose One: Ham, Egg & Cheese on Bun Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY Choose One: Pancakes w/Syrup Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Fresh Garden Salad Meal w/Mozz String Cheese, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Breaded Chicken Pattie on Bun Choose Two: Peas - Corn Fresh Orange Pears In Addition: Vanilla Pudding

Choose One: Popcorn Chicken Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce Choose Two: Green Beans Tossed Salad Grapes Pineapple In Addition: Hot Buttered Texas Toast

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Popcorn, Chicken, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Hamburger w/Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Cheeseburger w/Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle PB & J Uncrustable w/ Mozzarella String Cheese Choose Two: Oven Baked Fries Celery & Carrot Sticks Fresh Apple - Peaches

Choose One: Hot Dog on Bun Taco Salad w/Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese Choose Two: Corn Baked Potato Fresh Pear Mixed Fruit

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Mozz String Cheese, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Cheese Breadsticks w/Marinara Yogurt Munchable Choose Two: Cooked Carrots Green Beans Banana - Applesauce In Addititon: Sugar Cookie

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

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

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

Choose One: Cinnamon Roll w/ Yogurt Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

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

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Oven Fried Chicken Choose Two: Mashed Potatoes Cole Slaw Pineapple Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: BBQ Rib Hoagie Choose Two: Garden Salad Celery Sticks Applesauce Oranges In Addition: Mac & Cheese

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/Popcorn Chicken; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Taco Salad w/Tortilla Chips Choose Two: Corn Lettuce & Tomato Mixed Fruit Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Popcorn Chicken w/Bread Slice Choose Two: Green Beans Cooked Carrots Pears Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Cheese; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Salisbury Steak w/Gravy & Hot Roll Choose Two: Mashed Potatoes Vegetable Medley Peaches - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One: Egg, Sausage & Toast Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Waffle Sticks Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

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

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

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

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Ham & Cheese; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Pepperoni Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Celery Sticks Fresh Orange Applesauce

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Oven Fried Chicken Choose Two: Peas Mashed Potatoes Fresh Apple Pineapple In Addition: Cookie

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

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Shredded Pork BBQ on Bun Choose Two: Green Beans Cooked Carrots Pears - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Chz Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Fish on Bun Choose Two: Potato Wedges Vegetable Medley Peaches Fresh Orange

Primary & Elementary


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

Stuart Pepper Middle

Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

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

Meade County High

Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

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

Week 2

NEWS Program

Knotts Supply

Newspapers Educating and Working for Students

Tony Brown Chevrolet

Kentucky Farm Bureau

Cardinal Concrete Co. Since 1985


Friday, January 2, 2009

The News Standard - B5

Lunar Calendar Friday



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Monday 5:52-7:52 p.m. 6:22-8:22 a.m.

Tuesday 6:48-8:48 p.m. 7:18-9:18 a.m.



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Darker shades of gray indicate the best fishing or hunting potential based on the phase of the moon. = New Moon

= Full Moon

Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department Frankfort — With several weeks still left in the season, deer hunters have already recorded one of the state’s highest harvest totals ever. Kentucky hunters telechecked 117,124 deer as of Dec. 22. “The late muzzleloader wasn’t so hot because of the weather, but we are already at our third highest harvest ever,” said Tina Brunjes, big game program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We have the free youth deer weekend coming up and also the January harvest and we should end up near 120,000. If we get good weather this weekend and the archery and crossbow hunters do well, we could squeak into second place.” The all-time deer har-

vest record is 124,752 set in 2004, followed by 122,233 in 2006. “The free youth deer hunting weekend is this coming weekend and we encourage our youth to participate,” Brunjes said. “They usually average about 970 deer for that weekend, but we would like to see it higher for this year.” Resident and non-resident youth ages 15 and under who are accompanied by an adult may hunt Dec. 27 - 28 without a hunting license or deer permit. Deer bag limits, zone and equipment restrictions and telecheck requirements remain in effect. “It is a great avenue to get youth involved in hunting,” Brunjes said. “Plus, it doesn’t cost anything.” For all hunters, crossbow season for deer closes on Dec. 31, while archery season continues through Jan. 19.

Submit your photos Do you have any outdoor photos of fishing, hunting, hiking, or camping? Send them to The News Standard and get them published. e-mail: or drop off photos at the office on 1065 Old Ekron Rd., Brandenburg.


Deer harvest totals reach record highs by the first of the year

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Local hunters brought in several catches during hunting season. CLOCKWISE (From top left): Jeremy Smith bags a 260-pound wild bore. Joseph Sutherland shows off his 196-pound, 10-point deer. Jessy Thompson poses with his deer. John Alexander bagged a 206-pound, eightpoint buck. Jordan Reichmuth snagged a 162-pound, eight-point deer.




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Friday, January 2, 2009

Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •Those who paint their fingernails these days tend to choose the color on a whim. In ancient China, though, it was a much more serious matter: The color of your fingernails was an indication of your social rank. •Here's something to consider the next time your allergies start acting up: It's been reported that the force of the air movement generated by a sneeze can reach more than 100 miles per hour.

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•In 19th-century England, one Dr. William Palmer was suspected of going on a killing spree, poisoning his mother-in-law, his wife, his brother, five of his children and at least two people to whom he owed money. He was finally brought to trial for the murder of his friend John Parsons Cook, who had become violently ill and then died after having dinner at Palmer's home. Palmer was convicted and sentenced to be hanged. As he was mounting the gallows, witnesses claim that Palmer looked at the trapdoor and exclaimed, "Are you sure it's safe?"

Barracks bed Ram's mate Agile Rug Slot-machine fruits Mai - (cocktail) Con job Pop flavor Mediocre Whodunit blueprint Apiary structure Daytime drama Prior night

•Thought for the Day: "I like them to talk nonsense. That's man's one privilege over all creation. Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes, and very likely a hundred and fourteen." — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Horoscopes HOCUS-FOCUS

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

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It's a good time to take a much-needed break from your recent hectic schedule and spend some time in quieter surroundings. Important news could arrive early next week.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Taurean traits of reliability and thoroughness could be well-tested when decision-makers consider your proposals and/or requests. Be prepared to answer some probing questions.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A sudden attack of boredom leaves you with some tasks undone. It's OK to take a short respite. But get back to work by week's end so that you have time for other projects.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid prejudging a situation just because it looks bad. Facts could emerge that would make your position uncomfortable, to say the least. A relative has interesting news to share with you.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to begin reassessing some of your recent decisions about your long-range goals to see if they still have merit. Spend more time with loved ones this weekend.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unsettled situation at home or on the job early in the week could drain your energy levels, making it difficult to get your work done on schedule. But things improve by midweek.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A temporary setback could give you time to go over your plans to find weaknesses you might have overlooked before. A romantic getaway with that special person is favored this weekend.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Professional and personal situations benefit once you set a positive tone in getting things off to a good start. Honest dialogue smoothes over any occasional display of balkiness.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A problem with workplace colleagues or family members seems to defy even your sage counsel. But be patient. Your words will eventually lead to a resolution.

Last Week’s Solutions

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don't just wait out that unexpected and unexplained delay in your career move. You could gain added respect if you ask why it happened and what you can do to move things along.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Although your workplace strategies usually are accepted, you could be challenged by someone who isn't so favorably impressed. Be prepared to defend your positions.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your friendship circle expands, with new people coming into your life at this time. Welcome them warmly. But don't neglect those cherished longtime personal relationships.

BORN THIS WEEK: You love to search for knowledge and share it with others. You would make an especially fine teacher.

Friday, January 2, 2009


The News Standard - B7

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B8 - The News Standard

MCYSA -- Meade County Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being taken. Go to to sign-up and get further information. Early registration is due by January 10, 2009. EYSA -- Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being taken. Go to www. to sign-up and get further information. RYSA -- Radcliff Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being taken. Go to www. to sign-up and get further information. Need Homework Help? Let Meade County Library help! Log in with your library card at for live homework help from 4-10 p.m. daily. Call 270-422-2094 for more information. Smoking Cessation Class at the Meade County Public Library begins Tuesday, Jan. 6 and will be a 10 week program. Class meets Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. in the library annex building. Call 270422-2094 for more information. WE CAN! A program to learn ways to enhance children’s activity and nutrition. Program begins Monday, Feb. 23 and meet for four weeks at the Meade County Public Library. A parent workbook will be provided. Classes will be 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 270-422-2094 for more information.

Harrison County Hospital will offer the flu vaccine to adults 18 and over by appt. only, while supplies last. Cost is $15, payable in cash or check, or we will bill for Medicare. You must have your Medicare card present to qualify. To schedule an appt., call 812-738-7894 Monday thru Thursday. Stop Smoking Successfully. $30 fee includes book and educational materials (does not include nicotine replacement products). Minimum of four participants must be enrolled for class to be held. Call Harrison County Hospital at 812-738-8708 for more information and registration. Child Car Seat Inspections Free child car seat inspections available at the EMS Training Center at 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 812-738-7871. Childbirth Education Class meets every Thursday for 4 weeks, beginning Jan. 8 in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center 7-9 p.m. Free if delivering at Harrison County Hospital. $20 if delivering at another facility. Call 812-738-7830 ext.2012 for more information and for registration. Report suspected illegal activity in your neighborhood by calling the Meade County Sheriff’s Department anonymous tip line at 270-422-4673 or email

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Free to a good home-a very shy but large 9 week old male pitbull/St. Bernard mix. No chains. Fenced yard only. 270-234-6225.

• Sidewalks • Driveways • Concrete • Aggregate • Stone • Retaining Walls

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A U T O M O B I L E S INDY Super Sunday! Automotive Swap Meet and car sale. January 4th, Indianapolis Ind. Indiana State Fair Grounds. All Makes & Models. 8am-3pm spaces “ALL INDOORS” Info 708563-4300



Amy Grant autographed collection. $80 or best offer. For more information, call 270-945-0500. COMMERCIAL SECURITY GATE. Approx. 15 ft. w/ motor. Never been installed. Call for more information. 270-828-2927.

A New Computer Now!! Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO credit- No Problem. Smallest Weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW- Call 800-840-5366. 2 INDUSTRIAL SECURITY LIGHTS. $500 each. 270828-2927.


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!

Will stay with elderly adult. Call 270-945-1491.


Spencerian College (Lexington) seeks Adjunct instructor for CET/CISM program. Requires Bachelor’s degree, or Associate degree with field experience pursuing Bachelor’s Degree. Requires Networking, A+ Hardware/ Software, Linux, Microsoft XP, Server 2003 experience. Send resume to or Jeff Peters, 1575 Winchester Road Lexington, KY 40502. EOE.


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100th Anniversary, 6040 miles, 88 cu. inch, carburetor., extra seats, asking $12,000. Call for more details.




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Re-Roofing • New Roofs • Tear Offs Flat Roofs • Repairs • Siding • Metal Roofing Gutters • Chimney Repairs Insurance Work • 20 Years Experience Free Estimates • Fully Insured

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Friday, January 2, 2009

KENTUCKY LAND CO. 525 N. Dixie Radcliff, Ky 40160

270-828-2222 164 acre farm near Big Springs, old house and barn, has crop land, pasture and woods. Buy it all for $2,900 per acre. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Building lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. 6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home or mobile home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Mobile Home on nice lot near Rough River Lake, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, very clean and nice with new hardwood laminated flooring through-out the home. Located off Hwy. 401 and Centerview-Rough River Road. $49,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. 5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy.1638 and Hwy.933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting @ $22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 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!, 270828-2222. Mobile Home and land on Hwy.920 near Vertrees in Hardin County. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, nice and clean home. $49,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222.

5 miles from Brandenburg ByPass. Singleton Road. 29 acres. Mobile home and barn. $109,000. Owner financing to qualified buyer. 270-547-5660. Larry Butler Broker. 28x72 Redman, drywall, suite retreat bathroom, 5/12 roof pitch, ultimate kitchen, zone III insulation, too much to list, $10,600 discount, Hurry only 1 left. Call 270-828-8834 or 800-645-6448. 28x60 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room/den, fireplace, priced to sell, $49,995. Don’t wait! Call 270-8288834 or 800-645-6448. Land for sale - New Development for doublewide. 1 and 2.5 acres available 800-645-6448.

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270-547-4222 Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing Open and level 3.3 acre tract of land in Grayson County near Nolin Lake, water and electric available. $900 down. Super nice 3 bd. 2 ba. single-wide 16x80, large open kitchen, dining, and living rooms, garden tub in master, scattered trees on lot and new decks. Located in Meade County. $5,000 down. 3 bd. 1 ba. house with attached garage, new flooring and paint, Breckinridge County $59,900. 9.5 acres with septic and cistern. Payneville, Meade County. $2,500 down. Nice, clean 3 bd. 2 ba. modular home, fireplace, lots of cabinets, on 2 acres off 920, Hardin County, $69,900. 179 acres with farm house fixer upper located near Big Springs, 30 minutes from E-town. 10% down. 3 bd. 1 ba. small house, very clean, new paint. Located in Vine Grove. $4,900 down. Horse lovers here is your land, 20 acres already fenced, open and beautiful, Circle K Road in Lediburg of Breckinridge County. $900 down. Totally secluded, gorgeous building site 10+ acres 7 miles outside of Irvington in Breckinridge County. $500 down. Conveniently located off Hwy.86, on 1401, country life living but close to town. 2+ acres, open land with water $500 down. 2.9 acres. Open with some trees and a pond in Hardinsburg. $500 down.

Double-Wide Home and land near Brandenburg, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, located off Hwy.448 on Meade Springs Road. $69,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222.

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Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900 Lot 28 - 1.696 acres $19,600 Lot 42 - 1.224 acres $13,900 Lot 48 - 1.572 acres $15,290 Lot 49 - 1.296 acres $14,500 Lot 50 - 1.27 acres $14,400 Lot 51 - 1.232 acres $13,900 INDIAN OAKS SUBDIVISION Lot 10 - 3.46 acres $25,500 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 HARDESTY-RAYMOND ROAD Lot 9 - 6 acres $30,000 OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE 270-668-4857

367 acres in Lewis County off Interstate 65. $675 an acre. 88.9 acres in Ohio County. $1400 an acre. 1-6 ACRES in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. 7.7 ACRES, near Irvington, beautiful home site. Ok for horses. $24,500. Must see to appreciate. $500 Down. 1-2 ACRES, near Doe Valley Otter Creek Park. Restricted to houses, county water, electric and blacktop road. 61 + 51 acres, perfect hunting in Breckinridge County, $1,500 per acre. Possible owner financing. 32 acres near Webster. All woods. Has electric available. Nice home site and good hunting! We pay cash for farms or land. Call MW 270-668-4035

McGeheeHumphreyDavis Realty and Auction 422-4977 877-6366 547-4977 We offer owner financing on most all our properties with no prequalifications! *Please visit our website at*

HOMES 2 bed, 2 bath, new paint, deep well. 1+ acre off Hwy.79 at Mr. Merino Rd. Irvington area of Breck Co. $39,900/$3,900 down, $398.52 mo. *

Gun Show! Jan 3-4. Sat. 9-5 & Sun 9-4. Lexington. Heritage Hall. (430 W Vine St.) Buy-SellTrade. Info: 563-9278176. Kenny Woods Gun Shows, Inc.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Center, Radcliff Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Corydon Presbyterian Church. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Non-smoking. For more information, please call 270-828-3406. TOPS Buck Grove Baptist Church. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Lena at 270-422-2692.

3 bed, 2 bath, 1200+ sq.ft home. Summit area of Hardin Co. Broker Owned. $54,900/$4,900 down, $552.50 mo. Pmt.*

HOPE & HEALING Grief Support Group- Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. 812-738-7893.

*Payment based on 13% fixed rate on 360 month term. $250 closing cost. No PrePayment Penalty. No Qualifying.

ALIVE GROUP-BREAST CANCER – Second Thursday of the month. Call Hardin Memorial Hospital for information. 270-706-1064.

3 bed, 2 bath on 1+ ac off US60. Ready to move-in, fresh paint and carpet. Meade Co. Broker Owned, $79,900.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB-CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE – held quarterly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call for next available class. Johnna Sutton 270-706-1294.

3 bed, 2 bath on 1 ac., on Middle Creek Rd., E-town, New paint and flooring. $79,900. Ready for your mobile/modular home…5 +/- ac with septic, electric, co. water avail, cistern well on site, Flaherty area off 1600, $39,900. Beautiful Building Site, 13 +/- ac, nice metal barn, Flaherty area of Meade County, Broker Owned, $97,500. 3.5 ac set up for home, Payneville area, septic, cistern, electric on site, REDUCED $22,900. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE


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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 270-422-1050. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270-497-4885. THE OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270-4974885. 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 info., 270-547-4569 or 270-497-4885.

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LOSS GROUP – held monthly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270706-1064 for more information.

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Staying Warm

Love Those Layers

Grab That Hat

Dressing Tons of in layers body is the heat best way escapes to stay right from warm your head. and toasty Scarves, in the cold, face masks, because you and earmuffs can start out are also great at with lots of clothes covering you up so to keep you warm and you'll stay comfortable then peel them off once you start longer. And don't forget mittens or to heat up. If you don’t know how gloves, the waterproof kind are best if you know you'll be playing around much to wear, go for more layers to a lot in the snow. Keeping your hands start, they can always come off later. (Whatever you do, always leave warm and dry is important because your coat on, that’s one layer that fingers are sensitive to the cold. should stay!)

Fight the Bite

If you’re outside on a very cold day and you’re not wearing enough protective clothing, you could be in danger of getting frostbite. Frostbite is when the body’s tissues freeze, and it usually happens to skin that is exposed (like your face or your ears) or to parts of the body like your fingers or toes.

Drink Up!

When you are outside in the cold and breathing hard, you lose a lot of your body's water through your breath. And the best way to get that water back is to drink up! Warm drinks and soups keep you hydrated and heat up your insides when it's cold outside.

Drivers Needed. Werner Enterprises. No experience required. Get your CDL in few short weeks. Shared tuition program. Local training. 1-800455-4682

Black and white, short haired.

International Truck Driving School located in KY, now enrolling students. Class-A. CDL Training, Job assistance. Financing to try to help everyone. Start working now! Call 888-780-5539.

Aquarium in good condition. 55 gallon or more, with or without accessories. 270-422-1879.

while in the cold.

Black and white cat.

Black cat, yellow eyes!

Happy and friendly boxer.

Mix breed, 9year old, loveable!

Black and grey stripe with white.

Eight lab puppies, you choose!

Striped tabby cat with white front.

Chocolate lab, ready to go home!

Yellow tabby, ready to come home!

Looking for an exercise weight set, reasonably priced. Call 270-9450500.


Motel Rooms & Cabins Reasonable Rates Nice & Clean Nightly, Weekly & Monthly Rates

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Furnished Apartment

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Storage Sheds Most All Sizes Available $29.50 and up Easy Access • Call for Availability

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Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Reserve World Champion horse comes from Meade County

Jim Campbell, of Ekron, showed in the American Quarter Horse Buyer Select World Championship show where he won Reserve World Champion on his stallion, Warpion. Warpion is a four time world champion and has been producing great off spring. His daughter, Sweet Chex Sallano, showed at the 2008 World Championship show and placed sixth in ranch sorting, out of 96 teams. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

ABOVE: Glenn Smith of Floyd Knobs (left) riding Sweet Chex Sallano, stable name, “Roxie� and Jim Campbell riding Warpion, the sire of “Roxie.� LEFT: Courtney Campbell rides Kid-O-War, sired by Warpion, at the 4-H State Fair in Louisville, placing in the top 10. Courtney is the daughter of Jim and Martha Campbell and a 2008 Meade County High School graduate.


January 3: Erica Fackler, Kendall Mattingly, Kristi & Karla Mattingly, Tiffany Goins, Harold Fackler, Blanche Davisson, Brenda Nash, Bob Shewmaker January 5: Tasha Waddle


with a Pool Membership at the Golden Manor Motel



January 6: Gomer Pile


January 7: Beth Pike, Joe Lambert January 8: Matt Perna, Molly Padgett You can submit your family members birthdays at no charge. Call The News Standard at 270-422-4542.

Marriage Licenses

Alyssa Lynn Miller, 18, of Brandenburg, daughter of Lisa Ann Mehler and James Edward Miller, to Justin Ty Decker, 25, of Guston, son of Kimberly Mae Blevins and Justin Decker. Amy Nicole Harper, 22, of Guston, daughter of Deanna Kaye Smith and George William Harper, to Zane Allen Moore, 23, of Battletown, son of Barbara Dee Hamilton and John Allen Moore. Erin Susan House, 35, of Brandenburg, daughter of Patricia Cheryl Foushee Parr and Stephen Parr, to William Adron Prather, 35, of Brandenburg, son of Theresa Marie Wathen Prather and Wesley Adron Prather. Brooke Ann Boice, 19, of Battletown, daughter of Kathy Ann Addison and James Millard Boice, to Patrick Thomas Flanagan, II, of Brandenburg, son of Catherine Linda Massari and Patrick Thomas Flanagan. Star Marie Wright, 18, of Brandenburg, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Wright and Herman Gilbert Cupp, Jr., to Michael Robert Hekeler, 18, of Brandenburg, son of Michelle Yvette Gourd and Stephen Robert Hekeler. Shannon Elayne Gentry, 37, of Elizabethtown, Ky., daughter of Judith Ann Wright and Roy Edward Wright, to Charles Christopher Worrill, 40, of Radcliff, Ky., son of Barbara Anne Taylor Worrill and Charles Benjamin Worrill. Amy Paulette Fox, 32, of Kileen, Texas, daughter of Verna Lou Harrison and Richard Paul Fox, to Jeremy Robert Harris, 26, of Fort Hood, Texas, son of Patricia Anne Logan and Johnny Lee Harris. Kelli Lynne Sorell, 25, of Rapid City, S.D., daughter of Linda Ann Mennenga and Charles Larry Sorell, to Jason Lamar Harrison, 21, of Guston, son of Patricia Erin Higdon and Timothy Maiden.


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