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MCHS to shift to seven-period days next school year By Crystal Benham crystal@thenewsstandard.com

Changes in class scheduling will soon be enforced at Meade County High School (MCHS), as the staff and students prepare to shift from block scheduling to seven-period days in the 2009-10 school year.

Members of the School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) met Monday night at the high school and were presented with a schedule recommendation made by Principal Bill Adams, subsequent to lengthy and extensive research. In January of 1996, SBDM council made the decision

to transition from traditional period classes (six classes a day) to “4x4” block scheduling. “We felt very strongly (about the decision),” Adams said. “We felt it was the right thing to do for our students and the right thing to do for our staff, and I think our block schedule

has been effective. It has done many positive things for us.” Since 1996, there have been several changes to modify the standard 4x4 block scheduling. Within the last few years, the school has switched to “skinnies,” or split block classes that are held year-round and

for a shorter length of time as compared to standard block classes. “We have been very cautious and conservative about making any changes,” Adams said. “We’ve added skinnies because we felt like there was support and research for having some fundamental classes

Sheriff ’s Dept. trained to use taser guns ‘Less lethal’ weapon to reduce injuries to deputies and suspects alike

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Public, quarry argue rights at open hearings Big Bend residents want quarry operations halted; other residents want industry brought to area By Laura Saylor editor@thenewsstandard.com

Training officer Bill Haynes, of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, holds the two probes that are fired into a person’s body from a taser gun. BELOW: Deputy Greg Shipley is held on his feet as Haynes removes the probes from his back after he volunteered to be tasered.

Two open hearings were recently held that gave the public opportunities to voice its opinions about text amendments that affect the county on a large scale. The hearings were held as protocol for the Meade County Planning and Zoning Commission to make text amendments to a zoning regulation that affects agriculturally-zoned land. The amendments would re-word the current text so that explosives may not be used to extract minerals or other materials on agriculturally-zoned land. Meade County Quarry, LLC, (MCQ) — which began leasing 475 acres of land for limestone mining in Big Bend last summer

See RIGHTS, A10

Lawsuit revisited between resident, city of Muldraugh

By Laura Saylor editor@thenewsstandard.com Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Shipley probably didn’t have “put 1,200 volts of electricity through my body” on his to-do list for this week, but that’s exactly what he accomplished by midafternoon on Monday. Shipley, along with 12 other Meade County Sheriff’s Department deputies, attended a six-hour-long training class on Monday at the Meade County Courthouse. All 13 deputies — which is the entire department’s force — were taught the ins and outs of taser gun use. “These are the best tools we could obtain for our deputies, and for the people we have to encounter,” said Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick. “We already had four deputies, myself included, trained to use (tasers) ... and this is the year we were able to obtain one for every deputy.” Kerrick had first been exposed to taser guns while working in Jefferson County — which implemented tasers six years ago. Monday’s training course was taught by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Training Officer Bill Haynes, who has trained Oldham, Henderson, and Hardin counties agencies — among others — to use tasers. “(Tasers) are considered ‘less lethal’ weapons — not ‘nonlethal’ because you can never 100 percent guarantee death won’t occur,” Haynes said. “They play an important role in reducing injury to officers and suspects ... (officers or deputies) don’t have to pull out their batons as much so there’s just a lot less physical fighting.” Haynes said another positive attribute is that the idea of tasering alone strikes submission into suspects. “People typically are scared of electricity,” he said. “If they

every day even if it meant being in the classroom for a shorter period of time.” Those classes proved their effectiveness, Adams said, but throughout the course of the 2007-2008 school year, and after the school received and analyzed its

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see you pull the taser out — you don’t even have to deploy it — they’re likely to stop.” After watching videos, demonstrations, and taking written tests, deputies gathered in a rear room of the courthouse to practice handling the weapons. After rounds were fired at paper targets, Shipley opted to take a hit. “It felt like my head was going to pop off my neck,”

See TASERS, A2

A lawsuit filed by Muldraugh resident Steven Leeds is scheduled to be revisited in Meade County Circuit Court today. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2007, relates to the parking lot of Leeds’ business, Economy Suites, located on Dixie Hwy. in Muldraugh. Leeds has used the land in front of his motel as a parking lot for several years. The city of Muldraugh has since found the parking lot to be on city property. Leeds’ lawsuit claimed otherwise. The lawsuit was dismissed in December of 2007 for lack of evidence supporting Leeds’ claim, though that decision has been appealed with new evidence that the land belongs to the state, not the city of Muldraugh, according to Leeds’ attorney Thomas Hectus. A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. this morning at the Meade County Courthouse.

New council confronted with city’s possible $10K per day fine By Laura Saylor editor@thenewsstandard.com

MULDRAUGH — Mayor Danny Tate informed city council that the city of Muldraugh may begin being fined $10,000 per day for its non-compliance with state stormwater run-off regulations. During Monday’s first city council meeting of 2009, Tate

Curtis Kelley Louis Holston told the council he received a phone call from personnel at the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW). Unless city

council adopts a plan and layout for controlling the city’s stormwater run-off, the DOW may begin fining Muldraugh $10,000 per day for non-compliance. “This has been an on-going thing for probably eight years,” Tate said. “The storm water has got to have some place to go. We can’t just let it run down the streets. That’s what it boils down to.”

Joseph Noon Patricia Reese The DOW, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has set standards for municipalities

and other agencies to contain “rain, snow and sleet that travel down into the storm drain, flowing directly into rivers, lakes and streams,” according to the DOW Web site. The procedure for Kentucky municipalities to control storm water run-off is divided into two phases, according to the DOW. “We should be done with

Kenneth Toler Ron Heschke

phase two right now, and we haven’t even started phase

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City attorney retires, Sipes hired Auditor says Brandenburg has ‘strong financial setting’ By Crystal Benham crystal@thenewsstandard.com

BRANDENBURG — City Council began the 2009 year with a plate full of discussions on agenda items such as the 2008 audit and the expansion of Meade County’s water plant. During City Council’s monthly meeting held Monday night at City Hall, Mayor David Pace began the meeting by announcing City Attorney Steve Crebessa’s resignation. According to Crebessa, he will now work full time as the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney. Pace recommended the council consider Darren Sipes as Crebessa’s successor. “I did speak to numerous attorneys throughout the city and Darren (Sipes) was the one who said that he’d like to have the job,” Pace said. Council voted unanimously in favor of the recommendation. Pace also introduced Del White. White was hired on behalf of the Meade County/ Brandenburg Industrial Development Authority as the Economical Development Marketing Representative. “I’m honored to be given the chance to help this community,” White said. “I think it’s a good community with a lot to sell.” White will continue to make appearances at city council, Riverport Authority, and fiscal court meetings, Pace said. The 2008 audit was presented to council by auditor John Gricius, who commented on the city’s organization and the hard work of City Clerk Molly Janes. Each year, auditors are asked to state a written opinion in the audit and this year Gricius said:

Fine From page A1 one,” said councilman Ron Heschke. “We have zero dollars in the budget for this,” Tate said. New council members Patricia Reese, Joseph Noon and Kenneth Toler asked to be “caught up to speed” on the entire stormwater run-off situation. Tate said he understood that, and that’s why he asked a DOW representative to wait until February to attend a city council meeting to explain the stormwater regulations. Reese, Noon, Toler and Louis “Woodie” Holston were sworn in as new city council members in December and attended — with the exception of Holston, who

“We gave a clean opinion, which is the best opinion out of all of them. “(The city of Brandenburg) has $2.1 million that only represents 27 percent of your total assets, which is really good. That means 73 percent is equity, which means you really have a strong financial setting as a city.” Gricius reported the city had a $30,000 loss, which Pace later explained was money the city had to spend on “funds for clean up” after last year’s tornado in February. The $30,000 was reimbursed by FEMA after the fiscal year and therefore, missed the deadline for the audit. Meade County Water District and Lincoln Trail Area Development District (LTADD) have made their number one priority of the year expansion of the water plant from a one-million-gallon capacity tank to a twomillion-gallon capacity tank. Pace and Public Works Director T.J. Hughes are working with LTADD representatives Ashley Wallouby and Aaron Hawkins. Pace and Hughes asked GRW, Inc. — an engineering company — to develop a study on the county’s waterline expansion in order to estimate costs of the project. “With the county expanding their water lines, if they want to purchase water from (the city), we need to expand the water plant so we can sell water to them,” Pace said. Pace said originally, the tank was supposed to be built to hold two million gallons for the city, but the city could only afford to build a one-million-gallon tank at the time. The study will cost about $15,000, Pace said. Council members were concerned with the length of time it will take to conduct the study for that amount of money and suggested receiving an estimated time frame from Wallouby and Hawkins. “I move the motion that

(the study) will be done with the stipulations that it will be done in six months or less,” said councilman Ronnie Joyner. Council unanimously approved the motion. Pace also reported that C.K. and Virginia Miller, of Brandenburg, donated 3.7 acres to the city of Brandenburg for a future park. The acreage is part the five acres the Millers gave to the Meade County Public Library (MCPL), which plans to construct a new building on the land. “We got to looking at the library side and the park became just a plus to the city,” Pace said. “It’s a nice sight for the future and it will be a nice addition to the city park.” The three park acres lie adjacent to the site of the new MCPL building, which will be located across from the University of Kentucky Extension Office on Old Ekron Road. That area was chosen based on it proximity to Meade County schools. In other city council news: •Christmas by the River was reported as another success. A total 8,676 cars drove through the light display. •The City Hall Garage has been occupied with few minor delays. The garage is lacking cabinets, a stove and a refrigerator. The ceiling was worked on this week, as well. •Brandenburg Police Chief Jeff Cox reported the end of the year police department report and said, “a lot of our numbers are down this year, which I like to see.” The department’s total 911 calls were down, which were tallied at 1,712 for 2008 compared to 1,895 for 2007. Overall, most totals — burglary, abuse, sex offense, drug possession, speeding, and driving under the influence, just to name a few — were down, with the exception of drug trafficking charges which were tallied at four for 2008 and two for 2007.

was out of town — Monday’s meeting as a group, with reelectors Heschke and Curtis Kelley, for the first time. Public Works Director Anthony Lee played a video presentation of “junk yard” properties across the city. Tate said he is cracking down on city residents who keep their homes and property run-down and cluttered with debris. He said he has been “climbing the ladder” and is presently in discussions with a building inspector from Frankfort, who recently visited Muldraugh to work with Tate on cleaning up the city. “He said he couldn’t believe it,” Tate said about the building inspector’s reaction to the city’s appearance. Tate said he has sent certified letters to several city residents, and the city is taking one resident to court. He’s meeting with trailer park

owners this week. “We are going to clean them up and it isn’t going to be a two or three month project,” Tate said. “We’re not going to wait until spring. It’s going to start now.” Tate said the city’s “eyesore” properties degrade property values, and detract from BRAC funds and other grant money available that will help benefit the city’s sewer system and other projects. Also accomplished during Monday’s meeting was the approval of appointments for various committee members. Henry Bailey, Irvin Davis, Ken Cornett, and Ralph Lee were appointed to the Planning and Zoning Committee. Elfriede Mount, Irvin Davis, Hazel Basham, Annabelle Johnson, and Pat Watts were appointed to the Board of Adjustments.

Tasers From page A1

Shipley said. “It was the worst pain in my life ... and then it was instant relief.” When a taser gun is fired, two metal probes that are connected to wires spiral out from the gun toward a person’s body. An initial 50,000 volts of electricity is deployed to help make an electrical connection between the two probes. Once that connection is made, 1,200 volts of electricity is pulsated through the person’s body. “The (suspect) is almost instantly downed,” Haynes said. “The electrical current contracts the muscles … it just locks up the body.” The electrical current engages for five seconds, unless the gun handler releases the trigger before the five seconds is up. Haynes said the 1,200 volts of electricity that enter a person’s body are one-third of an amp (ampere) of electricity. He said one Christmas light produces one full amp.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Congressman Brett Guthrie takes oath of office Submitted by the Office of Congressman Brett Guthrie WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) was sworn-in last week to represent Meade County and Kentucky’s Second Congressional District in Washington, D.C. He was also asked to serve on the Republican Whip Team and named to two critical committees: Transportation and Infrastructure and Education and Labor. “I am honored to serve Meade County as its Congressman,” Guthrie said. “I am grateful to the people who have entrusted me with an extremely important job — to be their advocate in Washington. Regardless of whether they are Republicans, Democrats, or Independents, I can assure you that I will listen to your concerns, and represent you as a problem solver and leader.” Guthrie was also named to the Republican Whip Team, an important leadership position in the U.S. House. The Whip team helps manage the party’s legislative program on the House floor. “I’m proud to serve in this leadership position and as a member of these essential committees,” Guthrie said. “Each of these assignments provides unique opportunities to fight for Meade County.” Guthrie will serve on the important Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This committee covers a variety of issues crucial to Meade County, including highways, bridges, transit and aviation systems, railroads, and maritime and waterborne transportation. The Committee also oversees clean water infrastructure, economic development programs, and disaster preparedness and response efforts. “Serving on the Transportation and

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Infrastructure Committee enables me to use the experience I gained in the state Senate to advocate for Meade County. As our region continues to grow, it is essential that we make investments to meet our changing needs,” Guthrie said. “This is an extremely meaningful position for Meade County and the Second District.” Guthrie served as chairman of the Transportation Committee in the Kentucky State Senate. Guthrie’s other committee assignment, Education and Labor, oversees early childhood education, higher education, and workforce development. “Education and workforce development are truly the foundation for growth in the economy of the Meade County. There has never been a more important time to be in a position to spur economic growth than now,” Guthrie said.

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The Meade County Sheriff’s Department was trained with taser gun handling on Monday, and all 13 of the department’s deputies will now begin using them. “You can see what little amount (of electricity) is needed to have an affect on a person’s body,” he said. A 2007 study by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reviewed almost 1,000 police taser gun incidents, and found the rate of serious injury to be very low. During the study, researchers concluded that 99.7 percent of those people who had been tasered were left with minor injuries or no injuries at all. Three people

were left with injuries severe enough that required hospitalization and two were hospitalized after suffering head injuries due to falling after being tasered. Kerrick said the tasers his deputies are now equipped with can be fired from 25 feet away. “I’m tickled that we were able to purchase the (taser guns),” Kerrick said. “I think they can reduce a lot of injury … and that’s important all around.”

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Friday, January 16, 2009 Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor, Just thought I would congratulate both the veterans programs put on by the Meade County High School and David T. Wilson Elementary School that I attended. I enjoyed the pupils who presented the program at the High School. The talk by Colonel David Hubler was excellent the way he brought the students into it. Also, Roger Furnival, the father of a student, was extraordinary in his inspiring talk. I have enjoyed all programs over the years, but I think this was the best. I know that they get out of class, but the way we were welcomed you couldn’t find any better. At the elementary school, the boys and girls did their part excellently and the readers and singers were well organized. Other in the stands were well-behaved. William L. Bassett WWII and Korean Veteran Brandenburg, Ky.

House has new leader, takes new direction in beginning of new year

Budget, education priorities for 2009 session FRANKFORT — The and viewed on television, General Assembly con- the state’s financial situvened on Jan. 6 for a 30- ation is troubled. We are faced with a proday session. Our first week was spent Legislative jected $456 million budget shortfall. “organizing,” that Update The Governor is, each chamber has proposed budchose their leaderget cuts, a 70 cent ship teams and comcigarette tax, and mittee assignments furloughs for state were distributed. employees. It is I was honored to my belief that we be reelected Majormust look at any ity Whip especially economies that we since with the changes in the House of Carroll Gibson may achieve first before raising any Representatives, I am the only voice for taxes. There’s little point Western Kentucky in the in throwing money on a leadership of either cham- system that’s structurally ber. The Majority Whip is unsound and these times charged with counting the provide us with the perfect votes on the bills presented opportunity to see what is and providing the caucus’s truly necessary. Furthermore, we must position on key issues to look at our budget with the Senate President. Typically, the rest of a long view. None of the January is for wrapping proposals the governor has up any business in the in- discussed will alleviate the terim committees. How- situation next year. The ever, as many of you have Senate is open to considerundoubtedly read in the ing all options. Providing papers or over the Internet for education, infrastruc-

FRANKFORT — The help me help our district new year may have been in these very critical aralmost a week old at the eas. Under the rules time, but from a oddlegislative view- Legislative governing year legislative point, it didn’t Update sessions, a threereally begin until week interim folearly last week, lows this organiwhen all 100 zational period, members of the giving our memKentucky House bers time to adjust of Representatives to their new roles. and half of the This year, we are state Senate were also using this officially sworn Jeff Greer period to better into office. assess the budget Within a few hours, legislators from crisis and what we need both parties in both to do to resolve it. House and Senate leadchambers began meeting to elect their leaders, and ers met with Gov. Steve by the evening, a new one Beshear on Thursday and for the House was chosen: decided it would be best if Rep. Greg Stumbo, who the appropriate commitofficially became House tees came together during Speaker on Wednesday the interim and had a sowhen he was approved lution ready for the House without a dissenting on February 3rd, when the legislature reconvenes. If vote. Speaker Stumbo replac- all works well, the House, es former House Speaker Senate and governor will Jody Richards, who had pass this solution into law held that title since 1995. in five days and give the For much of that time, various state agencies the both men served togeth- time they need to adjust er on the House leader- to any changes we make. It is a daunting task, ship team, with Speaker Stumbo as Majority Floor since we only have until Leader. He left that po- mid-summer to overcome sition in 2003 when he a deficit estimated at more was elected as Attorney than $450 million. The General, but re-joined the longer we wait, the hardHouse about a year ago er those decisions will be, following a special elec- since we constitutionally cannot end a fiscal year tion in his district. Once our legislative with a deficit. There will be a lot of leaders were chosen, they spent the latter part issues covered this legof the week determining islative session, but the who would lead and who budget is by far our top would serve on the vari- priority. I will do all I can ous committees that regu- during this interim pelate the flow of legislation riod, and certainly during the session itself, to help to the House floor. For our district, I was make sure we take the fortunate enough to be right route without harmchosen as chairman of the ing essential services. As always, but especialpowerful House Banking and Insurance Committee. ly now, your suggestions I will also serve as chair- are needed. If you would man of the Subcommittee like to contact me, either on BRAC, which stands now or at any time of the for the Base Realignment year, my address is Room and Closure program that 351E, Capitol Annex, 702 is having such a positive Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. impact on our region. You can also leave a In addition to these roles, I will be vice chair- message for me or for man of the House Seniors, any legislator at 800-372Military Affairs and Pub- 7181. For the deaf or hard lic Safety Committee and of hearing, the number will be on the committees is 800-896-0305. You can for Agriculture and Small also learn more online at Business as well as Edu- www.lrc.ky.gov. I hope to hear from you cation. These assignments will soon.

ture, and health services will be our first priority. During the last several years, the Senate Majority in a bipartisan manner has focused on education initiatives such as encouraging advanced placement courses in math and science. This year, we have developed legislation to focus math standards in order to ensure that every high school graduate is prepared for advanced algebra. Math is so very fundamental to our future economic development and job growth. We must prepare our educational system to support higher achievement. The Senate is also evaluating several other proposals in education as well as corrections reform and other areas. Even though we will be in a “short” session, your input is very much appreciated. Please let me know how the above issues and others affect you.

For further information on pending legislation and the General Assembly, you can visit the Legislative Research Commission Web site at www.lrc.state.ky.us. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me on the toll-free message line at 1-800-372-7181. The TTY message line is also toll-free, 1-800-896-0305. Senator Carroll Gibson (RLeitchfield) is the Senate Majority Whip. He is Chairman of the Tobacco Settlement and Oversight Committee and serves on the Government Contract Review Committee, the Judiciary Committee, State and Local Government Committee, the Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee, the Rules Committee, the Committee on Committees, and the Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations Committee. He represents the 5th District including Breckinridge, Grayson, Hancock, Hart, Larue, and Meade counties.

Two pigs and a poke in the eye of big spenders While other big-spending state politicians went to Washington seeking a handout, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford went to “beg” (his word, not mine) federal politicians not to bail out states. Sanford understands something most economically illiterate politicians — a majority of Kentucky lawmakers — do not: Bailouts do not fix fiscal problems. Bailouts make them worse. Sanford testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in October, just after the National Governors Association requested a $150-billion stimulus package for states. Sanford told the committee a bailout would “further infect our economy with unnecessary government influence and unintended fiscal consequence.” The $150 billion coupled with a plethora of previous bailouts would push this year’s national deficit beyond $1 trillion — the highest level since the 1950s, Sanford said. Now, five governors from the Northeast — suffering brain freeze, no doubt — want $1 trillion for states. No wonder Presidentelect Obama wants the nation to brace for $1-trillion

deficits for many years. Meanwhile, while most of us focus on the national deficit — even Time Square’s “National Debt Clock” needs a bailout because it lacks enough spaces for zeros — state spending grows like the number of bailout calling cards dropped in Obama’s in-box. Spending by states grew a whopping 124 percent during the past decade, compared with “only” 83 percent growth in national spending during the same time. As Sanford told the committee, a bailout rewards irresponsible spending and enables government spenders unwilling to make unpopular, but necessary, decisions about cuts. “There seems to be no consequence, and indeed a reward, for unsustainable spending growth in states,” he said. And Sanford doesn’t just talk the talk, either. He outraged his state’s politicians recently by showing up at the South Carolina House of Representatives with two piglets under his arms — named “Pork” and “Barrel.” South Carolina House Speaker David Wilkins responded with the kind of dizzying behavior we get

How wise is it to force in Frankfort: He claimed embarrassment and led an states to make up a $200-mileffort to adjourn the House lion to $300-million difference annually in the shortly after SanBluegrass Federal Food Stamp ford showed up. program because the The House put Beacon feds cut their funding overriding Sanfor the program. ford’s budget veWhile other begtoes for overspendgars lined up to bow ing on a fast track. Yet, its leader only to Almighty U.S. Rep. focused on a lightCharles Rangel, Dhearted joke by the N.Y., House Ways and governor — not Means Committee on the prospect of Jim Waters chair, Sanford should leaving two genhave arrived with erations of South “Pork” and “Barrel” Carolinians with an oppor- under each arm. tunity-draining deficit. Instead, he arrived with At least while the House an honest request: Give adjourned, it couldn’t fur- states “more in the way of ther sock it to taxpayers. flexibility and freedom from (This might be an idea for federal mandates — instead new Kentucky Speaker Greg of a bag of money with Stumbo to consider.) strings attached.” Sanford spent a few years Kentuckians rarely hear in Congress and became from its chief executive such known for his frugal ways. plain talk accompanied by He often slept in his office to innovative solutions. Maysave taxpayers money. He be Sanford can to come to took that same attitude to Frankfort and share some Washington when he asked of his good ideas. Maybe Congress to — in the spirit someone would listen. of the Hippocratic Oath — Yeah, when pigs fly. “do no MORE harm.” Jim Waters is the director of Instead, Sanford offered policy and communications for another way for the feds to the Bluegrass Institute, Kenhelp states: Give them re- tucky’s free-market think tank. lief from unfunded federal You can reach him at jwaters@ mandates, which have cost freedomkentucky.com. You can states $131 billion during read previously published colthe past four years. umns at www.bipps.org.

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Keith Thompson to Doe Valley Association, Inc., lot 27 of Pine Point Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $3.50. Phyllis M. Hebner Living Trust, by Phyllis M. Jewell, fka Phyllis M. Dawson and Anthony T. Brown and Marilyn F. Bickett, fka Marilyn F. Dalton, and William Bickett and Beverly C. Brown, fka Beverly C. Raymer and Dorothy A. Shoulders and Stanley A. Brown and Katherine Brown and Cynthia D. Brown to Beverly C. Brown, fka Beverly C. Raymer, lot 2 of Tom Brown Farm Subdivision in Meade County. Leroy Humphrey and Diane Humphrey to Joseph N. Wood and Brenda G. Wood, contract for deed, lot six and seven of Mullberry Ridge in Meade County. Travis Jupin and Kristin Jupin to Theodore C. Ducharme, 790 Farmington Drive, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $140. James T. Paris and Mary K. Paris to Leroy Burgess, deed of correction, tract 58 of Rosewood estates, Section IV in Meade County. LaSalle Bank National Association, formerly known as Lasalle National Bank, to Lasalle Bank National Association, 6305 Big Spring Road, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $27. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC to GLW Joint Venture, a Florida Joint Venture, lot 735, 794 and 836 of Wildflower section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $137. TMN Services, LLC, as Trustee of Land Trust No. 080806, to GLW Joint Venture, a Florida Joint Venture, lot 128. 186, 188 of Audubon Woods, lot 140, 242, 250, 260, 268, 253, 411 of Doe Valley Greens, lot 127 of Hickory Hills, lot 184 of Pine Point, lot 256. 266, 268, 269, 301, 303, 306, 324, 380 of Greenbriar, lot 470, 477, 515, of Havenwood, lot 532, 550, 563, 564, 569, 617, 618, of Glenoaks, lot 707, 719, 726, 725, 768, 780, 811, 831, 851, 855, 870, 881 of Wildflower Sections of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $1,963. Lots Lots, LLC to TMN Services, LLC, as Trustee of Land Trust No. 080806, 301 Doe Valley Greens and 353 Audubon Woods of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Thomas Duval to Nathan D. Kenworthy, 42 Tarnwood Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $140. Virginia A. Miller and C.K. Miller, Sr. to City of Brandenburg, a 3.703 acre tract on the westerly side of Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg, deed tax $144.50. James S. Skaggs and Elizabeth Skaggs to Elizabeth Skaggs and or Billy Jo Skaggs, property located in Meade County. LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-FF2 to Diana L. Cummings, 600 Shumate Road, Ekron, deed tax $83. Alice Tucker to Jerry Mike Trent and Jeri Tennille Trent, lot 234 of Audubon Woods Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $159. Christopher L. Edmonds and Andrea R. Edmonds and Meade County, Kentucky and CU Factory Built Lending, LP, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to CU Factory Build Lending, LP, 525 Sun Valley Road, Brandenburg. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Tom Varney, lot 829 of Wildflower Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. CES Development, LLC to John G. Lambson and Denise R. Lambson, 70 Barn Owl Court, Brandenburg, deed tax $146. Kathy Wyatt and Brian Skaggs to Clorisa Fiveash, 1176 High Street, Brandenburg, deed tax $127.50. Francis E. Kendall, Jr. and Carolyn H. Kendall to Scott Helm, lot 11 of Timber Trace in Meade County, deed tax $8. The Farmers Bank, a banking corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Kentucky, to Forrest Wesley Williams and Dorothy Lee Williams,

property located in Meade County, deed tax $52.50. Virginia A. Miller and Charles K. Miller to Meade County Public Library, a 5 acre tract on the westerly side of Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg, deed tax $195. Steven W. Aulbach and Karen M. Aulbach, by and through Gene McGehee, their attorney-in-fact, to Michael Coles and Ruah Coles, lot 43, 44, and 45 of Park Place Estates in Meade County, deed tax $19.50. Michael Coles and Ruah Coles to Shawn Redmon, lot 43, 44, and 45 of Parke Place Estates in Meade County, deed tax $23.50. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, by Kevin Miller, to Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb, 164 Melissa Drive, Ekron, deed tax $40. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb, by and through her appointed attorney-in-fact Marty Claycomb, to Chadrick L. Lee, 55 Gallo Lane, Ekron, deed tax $84. Melissa Pickett, fka Melissa Cummings, and Michael Pickett to Gary Cade Hardesty and Celeste N. Hardesty, lot five of Marjorie Hardesty Farm in Meade County, deed tax $16. LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee to Amber Powers, lot nine of Dooley Meadows Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $115.50. Melissa Pickett and Michael Pickett and Sue Carol Cummings to Sue Carol Cummings, property located in Meade County, deed tax $28. Randall C. Benham and Gloria W. Benham to Theno and Williams, LLC, A Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through Angalyn Theno, Member, a 1.6472 acre tract located on the westerly side of Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg, deed tax $330. Shelby K. Richards, nka Shelby K. Scott and Joseph Gregory Scott to Joshua James Quillin and Angela Quillin, 415 Cassies Way, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $175. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Randall L. Sloan and Debra J. Sloan, property located in Guston. Christy White and Elbert White to David N. Allen and Delores B. Allen, tract seven and eight of Country Scene Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $134. Land, Inc., A Kentucky Corporation, to Delta D. Rains, 415 Medley Drive, Ekron, deed tax $22.50. Kentuckiana Land Holdings, LLC, a Limited Liability Company, to Marian Nevitt, 260 Quail Run Road, Brandenburg, deed tax $130. Citizens Union Bank, successor in interest to Fort Knox National Bank, to Jason E. Newton, 1191 Sandridge Road, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $182.

Quit Claim Deeds Cheryl Congleton, fka Cheryl Thompson, and Larry Congleton to Keith Thompson, lot 27 of Pine Point Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Joseph Wayne Wright to Arlene Wright, a 1.3671 acre tract on Fred Fackler Road near Ekron. Anthony T. Brown and Stanley A. Brown and Katherine Brown to Phyllis M. Hebner Living Trust, by Phyllis M. Jewell, fka Phyllis M. Dawson, and Marilyn F. Bickett, fka Marilyn F. Dalton and William S. Bickett and Beverly C. Brown, fka Beverly C. Raymer and Dorothy A. Shoulders and Cynthia D. Brown, property located in Meade County. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Chase Home Finance, LLC, lot 65 Oaklawn Court, Brandenburg. Delta D. Rains to Delta D. Rains and Dale Rains, Sr., 415 Medley Drive, Ekron.

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Retail Food Establishment Report 1/6/09 Doe Valley Express, 155 Old Mill Road, Brandenburg. Food service 94 percent, 99 percent same day followup. Retail 97 percent. Food service: dented cans found, corrected immediately, floors in and around shelving and equipment unclean. Retail: improper thermometer in sandwich cooler, cappuccino machine observed with build-up, floors in and around shelving and equipment unclean. 1/6/09 The Corner, 2110 Rhodelia Road, Payneville. Food service 94 percent. Food service: cutting board in poor repair (not easily cleanable surface). 1/6/09 King’s Kids Daycare, 515 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. Food service 98 percent. Food service: hair restraints needed in food prep area, no chemical test strips. 1/6/09 Best Stop, 7920 Hwy. 60, Ekron. Food service 96 percent. Retail 95 percent. Food service: No hair restraints worn in food prep area, shelving unclean in backroom. Retail: Ice accumulation in ice cream freezers, drink nozzles unclean, cappuccino machine unclean. Both: Floors in poor repair in some areas, ceiling tiles stained. 1/7/09 Curran’s Value Mart, 8035 Brandenburg Road, Ekron. Food service 99 percent. Retail 97 percent. Retail: ice accumulation in some freezers, build-up in the bottom of some coolers. Both: ceiling stained in some areas. 1/7/09 New Age Adult Day Care, 2015 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. Food service 98 percent. Food service: build-up inside microwave (top). 1/7/09 Dollar General Store, P.O. Box 341, Brandenburg. Retail 94 percent, 99 percent with immediate correction. Retail: dented cans found, discarded immediately, ceiling tiles stained. 1/7/09 Ekron Grocery, 302 Broadway, Ekron. Food service 98 percent. Retail 99 percent. Food service: no thermometer in chest type freezer. Both: floor tiles in some areas in poor repair. 1/7/09 Medco Center of Brandenburg, 814 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg. Food service 93 percent, 98 percent same day follow-up. Food service: dented cans found, discarded immediately, spatulas outside of food product.

Brandenburg Police Department 1/5/09 at 3:15 p.m. Justin Gould of Brandenburg was turning into a driveway on Old State Road in a 2001 Chevrolet S10 when Courtney Ebey of Guston collided into him in her 2001 Chevrolet Impala. Ebey stated that she had just looked at her cell phone and put it down. Moderate damage was done to Gould’s vehicle. Moderate to severe damage was done to Ebey’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPR09001 was filed by Officer Singleton.

Meade County Sheriff Reports 1/5/09 at 7:33 a.m. Mona Smith of Vine Grove, Ky. was traveling west on Vine Grove Road in a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. While entering a curve, she crossed over the eastbound lane onto the edge of the road, came back into the eastbound lane, back off the eastbound side, struck an embankment and culvert head wall, then overturned several times before coming to a rest. Very severe damage was done to her vehicle. First aid was given by Fort Knox EMS and she was taken to Ireland Army Hospital. Report 09-0003 was filed by Officer Robinson. 1/5/09 at 6:36 p.m. Nova Conover of Brandenburg was driving a 2008 Ford eastbound on KY1638. Denise Wilson of Brandenburg was driving a 2000 Pontiac and was crossing KY1638 from KY933 onto Close Lane. Wilson entered the path of Conover, causing Conover to strike Wilson. Wilson stated that Conover appeared to have been trav-

eling at a high rate of speed. Minor to moderate damage was done to both vehicles. First aid was given by Meade County EMS. Report 09-0004 was filed by Officer Wright. 1/6/09 at 4:15 p.m. Allen Conrad of Brandenburg was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer southbound on Gaines Road. He stated that he fell asleep and entered a curve, crossed the northbound lane, went off the northbound side and struck a tree before coming to a rest. Severe damage was done to his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0005 was filed by Officer Robinson.

District Court 01/07/09 Myra Denise Teeter, 37, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after serving 1 hour. Joshua Thomas Banister, 26, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; failure to wear seat belts; improper lane usage/keep vehicles to right except to pass; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/18/09. William P. Denton, 53, careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugscontinues 1/14/09. Holley N. Gumm, 22, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs; possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle; careless driving; failure to dim headlights- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/14/09. Troy Fout, 34, receiving stolen property under $300; theft of service under $300pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/14/09. Roy C. Olsen, 35, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia- failure to appear. Jerry Wayne Wood, 39, improper turning; reckless driving; trafficking controlled substance; 3rd degree terroristic threatening- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 1/28/09. Robert A. Richardson, 70, cultivation of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/28/09. Natsha K. Lowery, 19, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour. James William Nott, 25, possession of marijuana- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/21/09. Kimberly June Knight, 32, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/21/09. Charles F. Williams, 34, use/possess drug paraphernalia- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/21/09. Donald Steven Gramman, 42, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/11/09. Clarence B. Weaver, 49, 3rd degree tics/drug unspecified- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/21/09. Charles Martin Jecker, 42, possession of marijuana- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/28/09. Arlie C. Druen, 58, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license; failure to or improper signal; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/28/09. Angie Lee Bensing, 39, non support- pled not guilty 2/4/09. Thomas Lee Samuels, 36, alcohol intoxication in a public place- pled guilty $25 fine; operating an ATV on roadways- pled guilty $25 fine. Elizabeth Ann Petty, 27, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated. Debra Ann Earle, 53, 3 counts of theft by unlawful taking/purse snatching under $300- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 1/14/09. Julie Ann Blakey, 28, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 30 days probated after 20 days credit. James Ron Richardson, 64,

Friday, January 16, 2009 harassment with no physical contact- dismissed. Barbara Louise Geary, 49, 6 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour. Michael T. Hammock, 32, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- continues 1/14/09. Tom Harris, 39, failure to comply with order to remove health nuisances- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/11/09. Robert S. Trent, 22, 3rd degree criminal trespassing; 3rd degree criminal mischief- pled guilty fine $100 90 probated 2 years no public offense. Joshua Montgomery, 23, 4th degree assault with minor injury- continues 1/14/09. Travis Dwayne Coogle, 29, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- failure to appear. Erika Lynn Crouch, 40, 6 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- failure to appear. Nathaniel L. Kelch, 18, 4th degree assault with minor injury- pled guilty 6 months probated 2 years. Kermit Dewey Ray Sowders, 34, 2 counts of local county ordinance- dismissed. Roger P. Ritchie, 54, drinking alcoholic beverage in a public place; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/21/09. Adolfo L. Cardona, Jr., 45, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting under $300- pled guilty 30 probated 2 years; alcohol intoxication in a public place- pled guilty $25 fine. Denielle Marie Locke, 28, alcohol intoxication in a public place; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/21/09. Douglas Allan Locke, 47, careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol container in a motor vehicle; resisting arrest; failure of owner to maintain required insurance; failure to register transfer of ownership- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/21/09. Taishaun C. Johnson, 30, 4th degree assault /domestic violence with no visible injury- continues 1/21/09. Joseph C. Powers, 23, speeding 13 mph over the limit- dismissed. Janice Faye Woods, 44, speeding 15 mph over the limit- dismissed. Lonnie L. Roberts, 18, disregarding stop sign- dismissed. Terry Lee Edwards, 63, failure to wear seat belts- pled guilty $25 fine; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled guilty $25 fine. Johnathon Dustin Reesor, 24, leaving the scene of an accident /failure to render aid or assistance- pled guilty 12months probated 2 years. Christine S. Clark, 34, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs- continues 1/21/09. David Wayne Basham, 59, careless driving; operating

a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; failure to wear seat beltscontinues 1/21/09. Kyle A. Farvour, 22, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugscontinues 2/4/09. Darin Eugene Priest, 31, 20 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- continues 2/4/09. Nathaniel David Hammond, 46, 5 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300; 2nd degree cruelty to animals- pled not guilty pretrial conference 1/14/09. Russell Wade Ivey, 29, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 1 hour served 2 years probated; no operators/moped license-dismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance- pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years fine $100. Jennifer J. Kessinger, 38, probation violation for misdemeanor offense; 4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300continues 2/4/09. Tammy F. Armes, 38, 9 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days jail after 1 day served 2 days probated. Jennifer Lynn Hall, 39, probation violation for misdemeanor offense; theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 day 2 years. Robert Eric Stewart, 47, use/possess drug paraphernalia- continues 1/21/09. Pamela Ann, Clark, 46, 1st degree criminal mischiefcontinues 1/21/09. David Matthew Hughes, 29, make false statement to obtain increase of benefit over $100- continues 1/14/09. William E. Blakey, Jr., 39, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- continues 1/28/09. David Dwayne Allen II, 37, alcohol intoxication in public place; possession- pretrial conference 2/25/09 jury trial 3/6/09. Jason Leo Priest, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 2/25/09 jury trial 3/6/09. Cody M. Hardesty, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place- pled guilty $25 fine; 2nd disorderly conduct; 2nd degree indecent exposuredismissed. Harry Phillip Carroll, 38, careless driving- dismissed; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs- pled guilty 30 days probated $200 fine. Daryl Scott Burba, 39, speeding 15 mph over limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- continues 1/21/09 Charity Marie Benham, 35, careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugscontinues 1/21/09. Maiko Lynn Robinson, 43, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after hour.

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NEWS Second award of excellence Greer named to new committee given to Youth Service Center

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Submitted by the Office of the House Speaker

FRANKFORT — State Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg) has been named the new chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives’ powerful Banking and Insurance Committee, having been selected last week by House leaders to lead the chamber’s role in overseeing two key industries for the state. “I am deeply honored to have been selected, and I look forward to serving with new House Speaker Greg Stumbo, my fellow committee members and

By Crystal Benham crystal@thenewsstandard.com

Out of 820 Youth Service Centers in the state, Stuart Pepper Middle School (SPMS) was recently recognized as one of the top three. During last Friday’s Renaissance Rally held at SPMS, Mike Denny, Director of Family Resource and Youth Service Center, recognized Meade County Youth Service Center (YSC) Director Debra Canavera with the Howard J. Cowherd, M.D., Award for Center Excellence. “As most of you know, you can’t walk down a hall without Mrs. Canavera saying something to all of you,” said SPMS Principal Kellianne Wilson as she addressed the student body. “This award is for her work in driving our YSC to be an excellent center.” The school won the same award last year for its Family Resource Center. Denney said the award is not easy to come by. The recipient of the award must go through an extensive application process. “After visiting Mrs. Canavera and the (Meade County) YSC, it was very evident how excellent the center is,” Denney said. “Mrs. Canavera has done a great job and deserves recognition.” When asked how it felt to receive the award, Canavera said it was “humbling.”

Shift From page A1 scores from CATS reports and ACT data, it became evident to Adams and other staff members that a change was needed. “Our present reality has indicated that the growth we have seen has slowed down and we cannot be satisfied with a plateau or a ‘pretty good,’” he said. “We came to the reality that our academic indicators in the majority of areas have fallen below the state average and we believe strongly that MCHS is better than the state average.” Adams decided to search outside the box for answers. He, along with Bob Schrader, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, formed a map of surrounding schools within a 150-mile radius. Adams contacted each school and found that surrounding schools — such as Breckinridge, Ohio, Butler, LaRue, North Hardin, and Elizabethtown high schools — operated on a traditional seven period schedule with much success.

the state Senate,” Greer said. “I have 18 years of experience in insurance, and have a close understanding of the banking industry as well. Given these difficult economic times, I will do all I can to make sure that the banking and insurance industries have a level playing field and can provide the best possible service to the people of the Commonwealth.” “I have known Jeff for a long time, and his leadership skills make him an outstanding choice as chairman,” said House Speaker Greg Stumbo. After the legislature fin-

ished its organizational work, legislators returned home for a brief interim that was created to give new leaders time to adjust to their new roles. Unless his committee holds a special meeting later this month, Greer will assume his role as chairman when legislators return on Feb. 3. “We have a lot to do during this session, but my committee will be ready for the challenges ahead,” Rep. Greer said. “Fortunately, our members have the expertise it takes to weather these difficult times.”

School board reappoints chair, vice Draft budget idle until district is informed of cuts By Crystal Benham crystal@thenewsstandard.com

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TOP: Youth Services Center director Debbie Canavera, left, and Stuart Pepper Middle School Principal Kellianne Wilson, right, were presented with the Howard J. Cowherd award by Mike Denny, center. ABOVE: Canavera poses with members of the YSC Advisory Board after receiving the 2008 Howard J. Cowherd Award for Center Excellence. “I’m very honored because the center requires so many people to make it successful,” she said. “We’ve had tremendous support … the district, the administra-

tion … It’s just wonderful.” Canavera said the success of the center wouldn’t have been possible with out the support of her advisory board members.

Other schools, like Owensboro, Daviess, and Bullitt Central and East, were currently on some form of block scheduling — generally a 4x4 — schedule and were discussing the possibility of switching to a new schedule. Jefferson County schools have a mixture of scheduling, but many will be switching to a 5x3 block scheduling in the near future. Adams and council members discussed four other possible scheduling systems in order to weigh the weaknesses and strengths of each option. One of the options, “4x6” block scheduling, was pushed by Adams, but when it came to making the final decision he felt the option was not the right one for MCHS students and staff. “There has been a tremendous shift away from the block schedule in this area and throughout our region,” Adams said. “That’s not the reason to change our schedule. We felt like it was important to do our research on where our schools are around us.” After considering the research and the many indepth discussions he had

with council members and staff, Adams said he concluded that, “no schedule is perfect.” “My recommendation is to transition MCHS to a seven period day starting with the next school year,” Adams said. “Just as we thought in 1996 it was best to transition to a block (schedule), I think it is best in 2009 to transition to periods.” In changing from block to traditional scheduling, he said there will be no changes made to the freshmen academy because it already operates on a seven period schedule. The Meade County Area Technology Center (MCATC) will have some minor changes. “Manual Transmissions (class), we may not be able to offer that if we go to a seven period day,” Adams said. The “hybrid” block schedule MCHS currently operates on offers students 32 classes in the course of four years, which allows students to take more electives as compared to any other form of scheduling. When the school switches to seven period days the students will only obtain 28 classes in four years, and therefore,

The Meade County Board of Education tended to a lengthy list of agenda items including appointing its chairman and vice chair. During the board’s monthly meeting held Tuesday night at the Meade County Board of Education, superintendent Mitch Crump recommended the board reappoint Dr. John Inman as the 2009 Chairman of the Board. The board unanimously voted in favor of the recommenwill have less opportunity for electives. “There’s four classes students will not be able to be in and some classes, particularly electives, will not be offered or some that will need to be tweaked a little to make the schedule work,” Adams explained. Adams said he spoke to Eli Dix, the manual transmission class instructor, and asked him if he will be able to teach the curriculum from that class in another class. Dix told Adams he would be able to teach the curriculum in other classes and would possibly have the time to teach additional lessons as well. Some classes at the vocational school may need to be altered or dropped, and added as alternating classes offered every other year, he added. According to Adams, with any schedule change it is important to consider the altercations needed in the transition for students who may have special circumstances, such as students who decided to take their language courses — two are required and generally take two semesters to complete — until

“Those 347 employees walked a total of 153 million steps, and that’s 64,000 miles, and just to kind of put that in perspective … that is almost 23 times across our nation coast to coast or almost two-anda-half times around the world,” Cottrell explained. “So we’re really excited about that program.” A draft of the 2010 budget was discussed; however, Crump said the budget is on hold until legislation informs them of any possible cuts. “It’s very difficult to form a draft budget when the legislation has not really met yet to know what the budget is,” Crump said. “Until we kind of get some final works from Frankfort, draft budget is just kind of a best guest.”

dation. Belinda Cross was reappointed as the board’s vice chair. District school nurse coordinator Karen Cottrell gave an update on the wellness programs held district wide. “We try to encourage not only our students, but our staff as well, to eat healthy and to exercise and last year we had several weight loss challenges and our staff did a really good job,” Cottrell said. “We lost almost 1,000 pounds last year district wide. And this year we decided to do a walking program.” There were 347 districtwide employees that participated in the eight-week program. Employees calculated their steps daily and turned them into Cottrell at the end of the week.

SBDM meeting, Adams and Zweifel met with a council to discuss the questioning of the book “A Bad Boy can be Good for a Girl.” A concerned high school parent had filed paperwork to challenge the book’s lodging at the high school library, and a council was formed to discuss the matter and find a solution. Adams informed SBDM council members that the book did have some sexual content that he and Zweifel felt was best left for parents to discuss with their child. In order to check out the book from the library, a media specialist must speak with the student’s parent first. •James Luttrell, an MCHS history teacher, proposed a new Advanced Placement (AP) course to the council. Council agreed with the recommendation, and starting August 2009 an AP European History course will be offered to sophomores. The class will have the value of six quality points. It will also be offered to outgoing juniors and seniors for the next two years to allow all students an equal chance at taking the new course.

their senior year. In this situation, arrangements will be made for those students and Adams assured he and staff members will work together to find a solution. He explained the transition will not affect current freshmen, who are already on block scheduling, nor will it affect current sophomores who are already taking two general education classes year round, but it will have an affect on current juniors. The school estimates a twoyear transition phase. Council member Alison Taylor, who is also an MCHS chemistry teacher, said she expects many students to complain about the schedule change at first, as they did in 1996, but she said it won’t take students long to get used to the change. “Students aren’t any different than we are,” Taylor said. “They are afraid of change and they’re going to complain about it, but when the schedule comes into affect, they will be fine.” In additional SBDM news: •Council voted to give MCHS media specialist Darlah Zweifel the task of creating guidelines on parentally advised books. Prior to the

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Geraldine Adams

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Mrs. Geraldine Adams, 61, of Brandenburg died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind. She worked many years with her sister at Kathy’s Restaurant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Edward Adams; her parents, James Herbert and Bessie Etter Oakes; and three brothers, J.B., Wendall and James Allen Oakes. Mrs. Adams is survived by a son, Brian Edward (Clorisa) Adams; a granddaughter, Skyelar; special friends, BoBo and Rex; a brother, Lendell Oakes, Scottsville, Ky.; three sisters, Norene Curry, Stanton, Ky., Louetta Armes, Irvington, Cathrine Spink and Doris Jordan, Brandenburg; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the family: c/o Hager Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

James Ray Woods, Sr., 52, of Payneville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at his residence. He was born Sept. 14, 1956 in Elizabethtown, Ky. to Maurine E. “Hammer” Smith Woods and the late Jimmie Woods. His sister, Theresa Lynn Gissy, brother, Jerry Allen Smith and grandmother, Shirley G. Smith, preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Jessica Marie Felts and Jennifer Felts; a son, James R, Woods, Jr.; two sisters, Wanda Stewart (fiancé Stacy McCubbins) and Susie Acob; three brothers, Timothy Neal Woods, Billy Joe Woods and Thomas Lee Woods; a host of nieces and nephews; and very special friends, April Hardin, Don and Jeanette Hayes and John and Marilyn Vessels. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 from the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Thomas conducting the service, and the burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals.com.

Vernon Lloyd Fultz, Sr., 89, of Opelousas, La., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Jennings American Legion Hospital, Jennings, La. Mr. Fultz was an Army Veteran of World War II, retired supervisor for Olin Corp. and a member of Harrison Lodge #122 F.&A.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Lee in 2002 and a son Vernon Fultz, Jr. in 1992. He is survived by two sons, David (Julie) Fultz, Opelousas, La. and Lynn (Sarah) Fultz, Webster, Texas; a sister, Jean Nichols, California; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 18 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with burial in Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Jan. 17. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

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Darold Dean Allen, 68, Brandenburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at his residence after a lengthy battle with cancer. Allen was a carpenter for Heartland Homes of Elizabethtown, Ky. and Radcliff, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Albert and Ida Mae Bennett Allen; and eleven siblings, Sherry Ableidinger, Beatrice Hardesty, Bessie Kendall, Buddy Allen, Everett Allen, Joseph Allen, Rufus Allen, Jessie Allen, Catherine Thomas, Velma Hall and Rita Kessinger. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Arnold Allen, Brandenburg; three children, Roger Wayne (Ailene) Allen, Jackie Dean (Sharon) Allen, all of Brandenburg, Beverly Ann (Richard) Coyne, Rineyville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jeremy Wayne Allen, Christopher Michael Coyne, Shane Michael Coyne; four brothers, Louis Allen, Valley Station, Ky., Chester Allen, Raymond Allen, both of West Point, Ky., Jimmy Allen, Carrollton, Ky., and four sisters, Nellie Shelton, Valley Station, Ky., Wanda Branson, Louisville, Ky., Florine Mahoney, Foley, Ala., Mary Cain, Hawesville, Ky. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 16 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome. com.

Jim Chambers

Mr. Jim Chambers, 63, of Guston, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville. He was retired from the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Ella L. Massengale Chambers; one sister, Lillie Chambers; six brothers, Sylvester Bud, Hurstle, Bobby Joe, Gerald D., Sinclair, and Opal Chambers. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Ann Coghill Chambers, two sisters, Pearl Carson and Vertia Jenkins, Oneida, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Rretta M and Anne Chambers, Oneida, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with burial in Buck Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

Ruby Elizabeth Gatrost

Ruby Elizabeth Gatrost, 98 of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph L. Gatrost and a son, Donald Gatrost. She is survived by two sons, Melvin L. Gatrost of Vine Grove, Ky., and Leslie Gatrost of Tampa, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Jan. 10 at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. with Bro. Douglas Gatrost officiating. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.

Joseph Ray Chism Mr. Joseph Ray Chism, 80, of Ekron, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at his residence. He was a member of Harrison Lodge #122 F.&A.M. and a former body shop owner. Mr. Chism was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Dugan. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margie Evelyn Basham Chism; two children, Beverly Jo (Leonard) Basham and Jerry Ray (Patty Thornhill) Chism, of Brandenburg; grandchildren, Kimberly (Steve) Moore, Crystal (Brad) Fackler, Ashley (Ben) Smith, Sydney and Sadie Hobbs; and greatgrandchildren, Kenzy Moore and Dylan Smith. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with burial in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

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William Lee Shain William Lee Shain, 86, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center. Shain was born Sept. 8, 1922, the son of William Bryan and Lillie Huff Shain. He was a member of the First Rock Haven Baptist Church. Shain was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Margie Allen. Shain is survived by his wife, Regina Katherine Wheatley Shain; two children, Vicki Shain Eckley and her husband, Scott, Atlanta, Ga., Lindsey William Shain, and his wife, Claudia, Brandenburg; a step daughter, Delma Kittrell, and her Husband, John, Elizabethtown, Ky.; five grandchildren, Dana Brooke Eckley, Parker Shain Eckley, Atlanta, Ga., Caitlin Tessa Shain, Cody Tyler Shain, Brandenburg, Danielle Eubanks, Tacoma, Wash.; and a sister, Mary Etta (Ralph) Worley, Elizabethtown, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Jan. 14, from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg, with Brother Myron Worley, officiating. Burial was in Garnettsville Cemetery, Brandenburg. Online condolences may be left at www. hagerfuneralhome.com.

Paul Raymond Thompson Jr. Paul Raymond Thompson Jr, 78, of Radcliff, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mr. Thompson retired as a CW3 from the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty in both Vietnam and Germany. He was a member of Radcliff First Assembly of God, where he was an executive board member and Sunday school administrator. Mr. Thompson was also an avid outdoors, wildlife and sportsman. He is survived by his wife, Melsa C. Thompson of Radcliff, Ky.; six children, Paula Caswell of Elizabethtown, Ky., Alex Thompson of Salsburg, Ind., Robert Craig Thompson of Berea, Ky., Luan Watts of Monroe, Ind., George Irvin Thompson of Fla., Patrick Thompson of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two stepsons, Michael Collins, M.D. of Aptos, Calif., and Paul David Collins, of Pikeville, Ky.; two brothers, Nolin Irvin of Houston, Texas and Wallace Irvin of Danbury, Texas; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren ; and three step great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Radcliff First Assembly of God in Radcliff, Ky. with Pastor Herman Gilley, Pastor Lee Williams and Elder Gary Brakebill officiating. Burial was held in the Anne Young Cemetery in Pikeville, Ky. with military honors. Arrangements were handled by Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh.com.

Sandra Chism Smith Sandra Chism Smith, 53, of Payneville, passed away unexpectedly at her residence, Jan. 7, 2009. She was born September 12, 1955 in Payneville to the late Harold “Dewey” and Minnie Alice Cole Chism. She was a member of St. Theresa Church and had been an employee of Meade County Farm Bureau Insurance for 24 years. She was also a loving wife and mother and she was a friend to everyone. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey B. Smith; son, Jeremy Smith (Kelly); two sisters, Ann Duncan (Arnie) of Payneville and Cathy Benefield (Ron) of McDaniels, Ky.; two brothers, Bruce Chism and Mike Clark both of Louisville. A memorial service was held Jan. 11, at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Payneville. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home handled the arrangements. The family chose cremation. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Pets in Needs Society of Meade County, P.O. Box 522, Brandenburg, KY 40108. Online condolences may be made at www. bjsfunerals.com.

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Friday, Jan. 16 ANIME MEETING 6-7 p.m. at the MC Public Library. If you’re interested in starting an Anime Program, come join the planning session. Call 270-422-2094 for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 17 BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION 5 p.m. at the Custer Lodge to benefit Eddie Hardesty’s trip to Jacksonville, Fla. for medical treatment. Call Laura Woods at 270-668-7942 for more information.

Monday, Jan. 19 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Meade County Schools CLOSED Meade County Courthouse CLOSED Meade County Library CLOSED MEADE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at new headquarters.

Tuesday, Jan. 20 BOOK FAIR Harrison County Hospital hosts the Usborne Book Fair 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center, 1141 Hospital Drive NW, Corydon, Ind. Open to the public, free admission. Usborne Books offers new books and interactive items for children, from babies to school age. A portion of the proceeds supports the Hospital’s Foundation. STORY HOUR 10 a.m. at the MC Public Library. Penguins is the topic today. Come make a toy to take home. Call 270-422-2094 for more information. QUARTERLY SALEM ASSOCIATION WMU MEETING 10 a.m. at Buck Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Loretta Skaggs, Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Assistant, will tell about the Meade County Schools Back-Pack Program. A lunch buffet of homemade soups will be provided following the meeting. Bring sandwiches, salad, or dessert. Visitors are welcome. Childcare provided. Call June at 270-422-3820 for information. BATTLETOWN BUSINESS MEETING 6 p.m. at Battletown Community Park located at 75 Lawson Road. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 270-497-4816 for more information. ON THE MEND: BASIC CLOTHING REPAIR CLASS At the Meade County Extension office at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register by Jan. 16. Call 270-422-4958 to register and for fee information. BEGINNING HAND QUILTING CLASS At the Meade County Extension Office Jan. 20, 22, 27 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. Wall hanging. Pre-register by Jan. 14. Call 270-4224958 to register and for fee information.

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LUNCHTIME BOOK DISCUSSION 12 p.m. at the MC Public Library. “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen. Copies are available at the front desk of the library. Bring your lunch and a drink, they will provide dessert. Call 270-422-2094 for more information.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

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Wife tries to accept husband’s behavior

QUESTION: What ad- riage possible from the vice would you give to a raw materials brought by woman whose husband two imperfect human bejust won’t respond ings with two disto her emotionally? Focus on tinctly unique perThat’s my situa- the family sonalities. But for tion. Darrell is a all the rough edges good man but he’s which can never not romantic and be smoothed and he’d rather keep his the faults that can thoughts to himself. never be eradicated, How can I deal with try to develop the the longing inside best possible outJames me? look and determine Dobson to accept reality exDR. DOBSON: Some men will nevactly as it is. er be able to meet the needs The first principle of of their wives. They don’t mental health is to acunderstand how women cept that which cannot be think and have never been changed. You could easily required to “give” to any- descend into depression one. Those who are mar- over the circumstances in ried to these unromantic your life. But you can also and non-communicative choose to hang tough and men must decide what is be contented in spite of reasonable to expect and them. The operative word how they can forge a mean- is “choose.” ingful life together. Or they Can you accept your huscan seek an early divorce. I band just as he is? Seldom think the former is better. does one human being If Darrell is such a man, satisfy every longing and my advice is that you at- hope in the breast of anothtempt to show him, with- er. Obviously, this coin has out nagging or becoming two sides: You can’t be his angry, how you are dif- perfect woman, either. He ferent from him and what is no more equipped to reyour unique needs are. solve your entire package Work to change that which of emotional needs than can be improved in your you are to become his sexurelationship, explain that al dream machine every 24 which can be understood, hours. Both partners have resolve that which can be to settle for human foibles settled, and negotiate that and faults and irritability which is open to compro- and fatigue and occasional mise. nighttime “headaches.” Create the best marA good marriage is

not one where perfection reigns: It is a relationship where a healthy perspective overlooks a multitude of “unresolvables.” I don’t mean to imply that the advice I’ve given is easy to implement or that it will take away the longing you described, but every human being eventually encounters difficult situations that are beyond his or her control. At that point, a person is either going to collapse, run, become angry, or do all three. I submit that acceptance is a better alternative. QUESTION: How do you feel about children wearing uniforms to school? How about schools having other dress codes and clothing requirements? DR. DOBSON: I rather like the idea of school uniforms because it solves the problem of competition between the haves and havenots. It also eliminates the provocative clothing that some kids like to wear. But there is a larger issue here. I think it is extremely important for children to be taught adherence to standards that relate to discipline and self-control. In the 1960s, the courts began ruling against educators’ efforts to govern hair length, suggestive messages on T-shirts and other aspects of personal

appearance. While these fashion statements were not terribly important in themselves, the impact of the judicial rulings was significant. It is a mistake to shield children from reasonable rules — to place no demands on their behavior. How inaccurate is the belief that self-control is maximized in an environment that places no obligations on children. How foolish is the assumption that selfdiscipline is a product of self-indulgence. Reasonable standards of conduct are an important part of an educational system, in my view. School uniforms might be a part of such standards. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www.family.org). Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. family.org). Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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— Danny got left behind. When Jesus was just 12 years old, He too was left behind at the temple. Mary and Joseph returned to find Him and discovered Him sitting among the teachers, asking questions. Greatly distressed, His mother asked Him why He done this to them. He replied, “Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Even at a young age, Jesus knew He had a unique mission to accomplish.

Convinced of this, He did work which you have given not allow people or cir- Me to do “ (John 17: 4). cumstances to deter If you just moved Divine Him. to our area, we inWhat unique mis- Guidance vite you to visit with sion has God called us at Grace Baptist you to? Has He comChurch. Our Sunmissioned you to a day morning service special assignment starts at 11 a.m. at home, work, or We invite you to the church? listen to our weekly Whatever it may Sunday radio proDan be, pursue it with all Newton gram on WMMG of your heart. Then from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the end of your Reverend Dan Newlife, you may say as Jesus ton is the pastor of Grace Bapdid, “I have finished the tist Church.

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Some years ago the ol’ wouldn’t like it.” country preacher was “Why?” asked the walking down a street preacher. stopping at various “There are still Pastor’s plenty of wicked shops and inviting Spotlight people in town,” people to church. In one of the said the soap makshops the preacher er. met the owner of a The preacher then company that made looked around and soap. As they talked, pointed to a small the preacher invited child playing in the the soap maker to dirt. The child had Randy come and visit his dirt from head to Johnson toe. church. “Well, sir,” the The preacher said, soap maker said, “the gos- “Well, your soap can’t be pel you preach can’t be very good either, for as you very good and I am sure I can plainly see, there are

still plenty of dirty people in town.” The storekeeper responded quickly and said, “My soap cleanses perfectly well, if a person will just use it.” The preacher smiled and said, “The same is true of the gospel I preach.” It isn’t reading or knowing about the good news of the gospel, but applying it to our lives does us the most good. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

Gospel Musical to celebrate Black History Month Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and First Baptist Church will hold the 23rd annual Gospel Musical in celebration of Black History month. The event will be held on Feb. 6, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 105 Bishop Lane, Elizabethtown, Ky. The theme for this year is “I’ll Fly Away,” which is aimed at celebrating diversity within our local Kentucky

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BUSINESS Sports fanatics clean up Brandenburg one head at a time

Friday, January 16, 2009

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When Derrick Sermonis made the decision to become an entrepreneur and open a barbershop, locality and cleanliness took a priority, as well as having sports-themed décor. “My shop had to be in a good location and I wanted it to be modern and clean,” Sermonis said, remembering the detailed business plan he mentally drafted. Business is always on the brain for the 25-year-old former business management major, and since June 9, 2008 — the opening day of D’s Barbershop — Sermonis continues to maintain a successful business located at 1207B Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg. Walking into the shop, the look of “modern” is evident, and the sportsfanatic atmosphere is vibrant; yet, D’s Barbershop offers traditional services, like straight-razor shaves, which Sermonis said has dwindled from most barbershops. D’s prices are traditional, as well, with haircuts and face shaves costing $10 and beard trims costing $5. Though Sermonis is a true University of Louisville Cardinals fan, he said most of his customers are University of Kentucky Wildcats fans. To appease both sides of his clientele, his shop has a UK and U of L theme. A plasma screen TV is mounted on the wall in perfect placement for customers sitting in barber chairs. Customers can enjoy watching a variety of sports channels while having their hair cut. “We talk about sports about 90 percent of the time,” Sermonis said. “Everyone wants to argue with me because I’m a U of L fan.” Quite the opposite is Pat McDonald, of Ekron, who has worked for Sermonis since the shop’s opening day. The “true blue” fan was employed with Winn Dixie for more than 15 years until the corporation shut its doors. McDonald attended TriCity Barber School in Louisville during the same time Sermonis was attending National College of

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Barbering in Crestwood, Ky. Sermonis said the two have a mutual friend who introduced them, and McDonald has been with the shop ever since. “I got out (of barber school) a month after (Sermonis) did and I’ve been (cutting hair) ever since,” McDonald said. McDonald was working with his brother and a friend, who are also barbers, in Vine Grove, Ky., before he met Sermonis. “I like it here,” McDonald said. “That ride (to work) every day got old.” “I haven’t fired him yet,” Sermonis said, laughing. “Even though he cheers for (UK) … ” Sermonis’ grandfather moved to Brandenburg in the early 1960s for a job position with Olin Chemical. “My father was raised here and he raised me here and we both like (Meade County),” he said. “I used to get my hair cut from Linda (Blair).” Blair is the former owner of The Barber Shop, which was located in Brandenburg next to Big O Tires. Sermonis frequented the shop during the time he was enrolled at Jefferson Community College (now called Jefferson Community and Technical College) as a business management major. “I actually got into (the business) because I knew (Blair) was going to retire,” Sermonis said. “I got to looking at what we needed in Brandenburg and I noticed we needed a bar-

bershop. So I just jumped right in.” When Sermonis finished barber school, he worked for a barbershop off Preston Hwy. in Louisville for nearly a year, but he soon found himself back where he started — with Blair at The Barber Shop. “I worked with Linda (Blair) for a couple of years before I opened my own business,” Sermonis said. Blair has since retired, though she continues to cut hair part-time for Sermonis on Thursdays. “Our business has at least doubled or tripled (in clientele) since I moved over here (next to Golden China Buffet),” Sermonis said. “Most of our customers are regulars, but we are getting a couple of new customers a week and most of them come back.” When asked why so many customers venture back to the business, Sermonis said “something that helps us a lot is that we just like what we do. “We like talking to people and I think people know that when they come in. (The shop) has a nice environment — it’s friendly and comfortable.” Sermonis said growing the shop in both clientele and employees were the only future plans he made for the business. “We’re doing business, but there’s a lot more people not getting their hair cut in Brandenburg,” Sermonis said. “They’re going to Louisville or wherever they work, like if they

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Check eHealth Insurance (ehealthinsurance.com) for quotes and information. If you’re paying for COBRA, check into COBRA alternatives on this site. Unfortunately, they don’t have information for all states, but for the ones that are covered, an A.M. Best rating is shown. If you’re self-employed, check trade-specific organizations that pertain to your field, or Small Business Service Bureau (www.sbsb.com) and membership benefits in the National Association for the Self-Employed (www. nase.org). Call the Chamber of Commerce in your area. Sometimes it will have group plans for local small businesses. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him at columnreply@gmail.com.

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The Custer Lodge #624 and Order of The Eastern Star #456 of Custer will be having a Benefit Dinner and Auction for Eddie Hardesty. He has been diagnosed with Leukemia and will be going to Jacksonville, Florida January 26, 2009, for bone marrow cleaning. He will be in the hospital for 2 months. We would appreciate any donation for the auction. Contact Laura Woods, 270-668-7942 for more information.


AGRICULTURE Alpaca farmer finds good company in raising the Peruvian natives

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By Laura Saylor editor@thenewsstandard.com

It was 10 years ago that Hubert Oaks watched a commercial from his hospital bed that sparked an inkling to begin raising alpacas. After being injured on the job working for Houchens Industries, Oaks was laid up for 19 months. During his time spent supine, he thought deeper in depth about the reality of starting an alpaca farm. Today he’s the proud owner of 31 Huacaya alpacas. “Now I need to downsize,” Oaks said. “I should have started a little smaller than I did, but I kind of went into hog-wild.” Born and raised on a farm in Meade County, Oaks originally began his alpaca farming operations near Garrett. He moved to a new location in Rhodelia in March 2008, and has since watched his herd flourish into the happy family it is today. “They’re friendly and easy to get along with,” Oaks said. “Llamas want to spit

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LEFT: Hubert Oaks is the center of attention for his 31 alpacas. ABOVE: A sign cautions drivers entering the Rhodelia farm. RIGHT: Twinkletoes smiles for a picture. on you ... these ones spit, but they spit at each other.” Oaks’ invested a lot of money and time into starting the farm, and though the market for alpaca fiber is as fickle as any right now, he’s content with his decision and is sure he’ll see the numbers swing in his favor eventually. His alpacas are sheared each spring and their fiber is sold at roughly $160 per pound. Each alpaca averag-

es 10 to 13 pounds of fiber. Oaks hauls the fiber to a co-op in Shepherdsville, Ky. and from there, the wool is cleaned and spun into yarn that is used to make clothing and stuffed animals. “I bought a pair of socks that are made out of alpaca fiber and they cost me $16,” he said. Alpacas, which stand roughly three-and-a-half feet tall at the back, are obvious kin of llamas, and are

members of the camelid (camel) family. Their two typical breeds are Suri — which have a dreadlock-like coat — and Huacaya — which have sheep-like wool. Oaks’ alpacas were purchased from a farm in Canada, and though the animals are native to the mountains of Peru and Bolivia, Oaks’ are well-acclimated to Kentucky weather. “They’re easy to take care

of,” he said. “I feed them twice a day ... and in the summer they’re out at pasture. I probably spend about 85 percent of my time with them.” Oaks plans to halter break some of his dams and eventually show them at the Kentucky Classic, an annual alpaca show held in Louisville. Oaks also hopes to begin selling his younger alpacas, saying he’s already had

some interest from local residents. “It’s not a cheap hobby,” Oaks said. “They sell for several thousand dollars, and some come as package deals ... but they’re good company. They grow on you.” For more information about alpacas or to inquiry about alpacas for sale, contact D&H Oaks Alpaca Farm at 270-668-2852 or 270-4964868.

Know when to use antibiotics on cattle

Certain diseases in cattle, include tetracycline, sulfas, — like pneumonia, foot rot erythromycin, Micotil and and pinkeye — are caused Nuflor. The bacteriostatic products rely on the by bacteria. Dairy animal’s immune and beef cattlemen CEA for usually treat these Agriculture system to help eliminate bacteria. illnesses with antiIn general, you biotics. should not mix Some antibiotics drugs from these kill bacteria, while two classes or use others inhibit bacthem at the same teria growth. It’s time. Some prodimportant to know ucts can be used when an antibiotic effectively together will help and what Andy Mills because they are drugs might work synergistic, such as best for certain conditions. Work with your two bacteriostatic products veterinarian for a proper di- like tetracycline and sulfa agnosis and recommenda- boluses for treating foot rot. If you give a cidal and a tions for the most effective treatment. Remember that static drug at the same time, antibiotics have no effect on they will not work well together and may not be as viral infections. The two main classes of effective as just giving one antibiotics are bactericidal, of the drugs. An example is where they kill the bacteria, giving penicillin and tetraand bacteriostatic, where cycline. We want to avoid they inhibit or slow down this combination. Whenever you use an anthe bacterial growth. Bactericidal product examples tibiotic, a proper withdrawinclude penicillin, Excenel, al time must be observed before the treated animal Baytril and A180. Bacteriostatic products can be sold to avoid any

meat residues. There are different withdrawal times for different products, and the time is also dependent on the dose given to the animal. Higher doses require longer withdrawal times. It is illegal to sell an animal before adequate withdrawal time has been observed. Any carcass containing drug residues will be condemned. A good resource for proper withdrawal times is the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank. This is a federally funded program that collects and lists every drug that is approved for food animals. Here are 10 good tips for antibiotic use: 1. Identify all animals treated. 2. Record all treatments (date, animal ID, dose given, route of administration, person giving treatment, withdrawal time). 3. Strictly follow label directions for product use. 4. Use newer technology antibiotics when possible.

5. Select antibiotics with short withdrawal times when equivalent. 6. Never give more than 10 cc per injection site. If a dose is more than 10 ml, split it into multiple sites. 7. Avoid Extra Label Drug Use (ELDU) of antibiotics. 8. Avoid using multiple antibiotics at the same time. 9. Don’t mix antibiotics in the same syringe. 10. Check all medication/ treatment records before marketing. Cattle producers know that healthy animals are the foundation of safe food. Disease prevention to keep cows well is a key to your success. When cattle get sick and antibiotic treatment is necessary, producers and veterinarians should take great care to use drugs in a responsible way. For more information about when to use antibiotics in livestock, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270422-4958.

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program is to promote children’s healthy development and give them a taste of traditional 4-H Youth Development programs 4-H Variety Show: 4-H Variety Shows are held annually on the county, district and state level. They consist of specialty and club acts. Variety shows provide opportunities for large numbers of 4-H’ers to be involved in an activity that is entertaining, educational and socially acceptable. Shooting Sports: This program trains youths to handle and shoot firearms safely. It teaches leadership and responsibility in a nonformal environment while offering fun activities for

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Commodities Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, January 12, 2009 Receipts: 359 Last Week: 476 Last year: 423 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Slaughter bulls 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Feeder steers 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs 6.00 to 8.00 higher, over 500 lbs 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows were 16 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 03 percent: Replacement cows 04 percent and 77 percent feeders. The feeder supply included 37 percent steers 46 percent heifers and 17 percent bulls: 23 percent weighed over 600lbs. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight A-Dress H-Dress L-Dress Breaker 75-80 980-1925 42.00-46.50 47.50-50.50 38.00-40.50 Boner 80-85 865-1255 40.00-45.00 46.50-47.00 38.00-39.00 Lean 85-90 875-1255 36.00-40.00 44.00 28.50-33.50 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade Weight Carcass Boning % A-Dress Lo-Dress 1 1695-1895 78-81 57.00-62.50 2 1465-2120 76-78 50.00-53.50 44.50 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 200-300 254 104.00-109.00 106.44 12 300-400 368 94.00-105.00 99.32 5 400-500 437 91.00-98.00 93.82 26 500-600 569 82.00-88.00 85.26 10 600-700 632 87.00 87.00 13 700-800 722 84.00 84.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 200-300 275 96.00 96.00 2 300-400 345 88.00-89.00 88.54 1 400-500 440 86.00 86.00 1 500-600 510 78.00 78.00

1 700-800 750 75.00 75.00 Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 900-1000 910 54.50 54.50 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 100-200 158 92.00-94.00 93.08 6 200-300 252 82.00-94.00 89.49 22 300-400 367 79.50-90.00 85.15 22 400-500 453 77.50-86.50 82.37 32 500-600 562 71.00-78.00 76.99 12 600-700 627 71.00-76.00 74.46 6 700-800 700 75.00 75.00 1 800-900 825 65.00 65.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 600-700 625 68.00-68.50 68.17 Feeder Heifers Small and Medium 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 400-500 452 62.00-63.00 62.52 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 6 300-400 347 99.50-103.50 101.68 8 400-500 443 86.00-94.50 93.37 16 500-600 545 80.50-86.50 82.50 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 300-400 375 84.00 84.00 2 400-500 453 76.00-76.50 76.26 3 500-600 557 76.50-79.00 77.49 Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 3-10 years old 1045-1305 lbs 3-8 months bred 420.00-700.00 per head. Stock Cows and Calves: Medium and Large 1-2 1100-1200 lbs with 100-200 lbs calves at side 630.00-800.00 per pair Stock Bulls: No Test Calves: Baby Beef

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FEATURE Preachers in distress provided peaceful place to refocus faith A10 - The News Standard

Peter Ducker, the late leadership guru, said that the four hardest jobs in America (and not necessarily in order, he added) are President of the United States, a university president, a hospital CEO, and … a preacher. Probably not many would guess preacher would rank so high on the list. Not even preachers. The founder of Kentuckybased Shechem Ministries wasn’t getting many guests in Sept. of 2001 when he first offered a cabin on his 117-acre farm as a place for ministers in crisis. “I was told that preachers don’t think they have problems,” says Jim Terry. “Many times they are in deep trouble, but they don’t want to admit it.” The retired employee of the Kentucky Department of Education and pastor of Mt. Eden Christian Church in Shelby County saw participation pick up after changing the focus. “We started referring to it as a vacation refuge where a preacher can come and get away from the world for awhile,” says Terry, a native of Jackson in Breathitt County. The goal of the unique undertaking near the Anderson-Shelby line is to restore and retain New Testament Christian Church preachers who are proclaiming the Word of God. Terry says he isn’t aware of any similar venues in Kentucky, but has heard about a place in Colorado offering get-aways for members of the clergy. Statistics show it’s a much needed service: •1,500 pastors leave the

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— was denied a request for its property to be rezoned to heavy industrial (HI) in August 2008. The denied request leaves the land zoned agricultural, which does not permit heavy industrial equipment — such as rock crushers — to be on-site. The text amendments presently being discussed would restrict blasting for the purpose of extracting limestone on agriculturally-zoned land — leaving the quarry unable to mine on its land. With its initial rezoning request denied, and now a text amendment at hand that would halt activity, representatives of MCQ are feeling mistreated, and other Meade County residents feel the amendments are hindering potential jobs, industry, and tax revenue in the county. Residents of the Big Bend area are in support of the text amendment, as they aim to keep a fifth quarry from opening up shop in their neck of the woods. Big Bend resident David Bell spoke in support of the text amendment during the Jan. 8 open hearing. “These text amendments are good, proper, and correct for Meade County now and in the future,” Bell said. With more than 50 percent of the county’s land zoned A-1 or A-2 agricultural, Bell said that as the current text regulation reads, mining operations could begin anywhere across the county on agriculturally-zoned land. He stated that the county’s comprehensive plan commits to protecting the rural integrity of Meade County, which is ruined when mines and quarries open on agriculturally-zoned land. During the Jan. 13 open

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LEFT: Jim Terry stands on the porch of a cabin he built at Shechem Ministries. ABOVE: One of the many prayer stations offered at Shechem Ministries overlooks a large pond stocked for fishing. ministry each month due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention in their churches. •80 percent of pastors and 84 percent of their spouses feel unqualified and discouraged in their role as pastors. •50 percent of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but feel they have no other way of making a living. •80 percent of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry leave within the first five years. •70 percent of pastors fight depression. •Almost 40 percent of pastors admit to having had an extramarital affair since beginning their ministry. •50 percent of pastors’ marriages will end in divorce. •80 percent of pastors’ spouses wish their spouse would choose another pro-

fession. •The majority of pastor’s wives surveyed said that the most destructive event that had occurred in their marriage and family was the day they entered the ministry. One survey notes that good pastors are being driven from the pulpit by the feeling they are “living in a fishbowl” and constantly being scrutinized by others. It concludes by suggesting that pastors and their families need to be paid an adequate wage, and church leaders should make sure time is set aside for restoration and relaxation. Lots of effort has already gone into making Shechem’s scenic location a “heaven on earth.” In addition to the large two-story cabin that served 28 ministers and their families last year, the ministry offers about four miles of trails and a dozen prayer stations. Guests can walk to the prayer stations or use an ATV available on site. The typical length of stay

is from a weekend to three or four days, and there is never a charge, nor are donations accepted. Guests have come from throughout Kentucky and several states including Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio. Jim and his wife Vicki have deeded the property occupied by the ministry to Mt. Eden Christian Church where a committee oversees operations including scheduling, cleaning and other maintenance of buildings and grounds. “People just need to bring their clothes and food,” says Terry, noting the church provides about $12,000 per year to operate the facility. Success stories abound already, with perhaps none more meaningful than an episode Terry didn’t know about until after the guest had left. One preacher reportedly walked from the cabin to a nearby large pond with the intention of ending his life.

He stopped at a prayer station, read the scriptures provided there, and for the first time in weeks was compelled to sit down and pray. “He told a friend that experience saved his life,” says Terry. More evidence of people being helped is documented in messages left inside a large notebook at the cabin. “I felt God all around me these few days. I did not realize how much this would mean until I tried it. It worked! God is great and I found him again in his nature. This is a great ministry and much needed.” “God bless this ministry to Christian workers. Only those that live this life really understand the stresses, pressures and trials. On occasions like this, we get to rekindle the flame of our calling. Staying in the Shechem cabin helps us to get away from the negative and find the joy in serving Jesus our Lord once again.” “I’m so grateful for the

ministry of Shechem. This was my first visit here and I hope to return soon. The occasion for my visit was not because of a personal crisis, and for that I’m grateful. Rather, I simply needed to unplug from the hectic pace of ministry and be still and know that He is God. “I’m leaving with my body rested, my mind renewed, and my spirit refreshed. I enjoyed some meaningful times of worship with my Savior and I pray all who visit here will experience the same. P.S. The fishin’ is good too. I caught 18 bass, five bluegills and one 3ft 15lb. catfish!” Whether the fish are biting or not, the Terrys are hopeful the ministry will expand to serve even more fishers of men for decades to come.

hearing, Bell said he felt the public’s voice wasn’t being clearly heard throughout the text amendment process. “The interest that’s dominating the whole process here is the developers’ and the motivation of money,” he said. “We need the amendment. As the ordinance now stands, we have no effect over when or where this industry expands in Meade County ... it’s ridiculous to have this ordinance with that kind of loophole.” Bell presented a petition of more than 100 text amendment supporters during a previous meeting. Mark Slaby, an MCQ representative, spoke during the Jan. 8 open hearing, and said communication with county officials has been lacking for months, pointing out that several correspondences to Meade County officials had gone unanswered. He said a request to hold the Jan. 8 open hearing one week later — on Jan. 15 — was denied, and without good cause. Slaby said he made the request nearly a month before the hearing was held, knowing in advance that the quarry’s attorney would be unable to attend the Jan. 8 hearing. Planning and Zoning Commission Administrator Tony Coletta said he decided to deny delaying the hearing seeing that it was unnecessary to reschedule the meeting for just one person. Slaby also questioned why this text amendment came about during the same time MCQ is trying to begin operations. “We’re not asking for any special treatment,” Slaby said. “I just don’t understand why this whole process is being rushed.” Slaby asked for the text amendment proposal to be sent to a subcommittee. He said MCQ would bring more than 20 jobs to the area, and would bring min-

eral severance tax revenue to Meade County and its cities. Coletta said mineral severance tax money is only available when the rock extracted is processed on-site; something that won’t be possible for MCQ to do without its land zoned HI. Slaby said the unique scrubber stone — a form

of limestone — that MCQ wants to extract is used to clean pollutants from emissions emanated from factories. “It’s a green project,” Slaby said. “The purpose of ... (extracting the scrubber stone) is to help the environment.” Slaby presented a letter to Judge/Executive Harry

Craycroft on Jan. 9, stating that MCQ received its surface mining and extraction permits from the state on Jan. 6, and it recently began operations with its first exploratory blast. The letter states, “We fully intend to remain a good neighbor and productive citizen of Meade County and

will faithfully follow all applicable regulations.” “The residents of Meade County have raised a concern to Planning and Zoning,” Coletta said. “It is (the Planning and Zoning Commission’s) duty to examine that concern ... and make decisions in the best interest of the county.”

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

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The past week has been a busy one for both the boys and girls teams.

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ON DECK Jan. 16 Greenwave and Lady Waves Basketball @ Cloverport 6:30/8 p.m.

Jan. 17 Greenwave Freshmen Basketball Ohio Co./McLean Co. @ McLean Co. 12:30/1:45 p.m.

Greenwave Wrestling @ 3rd Region Duals

9 a.m.

Lady Waves Freshmen Basketball Ohio Co./ McLean Co. @ Ohio Co. 12:30/1:45 p.m.

MCHS Swim B and C teams Brown Bear Spring Invite @ Shawnee TBA

MCHS Swim A Team Boyle Co. Invite @ Danville

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Jan. 19 Lady Wave JV/V Basketball Muhlenberg North 6/7:30 p.m.

Swim Team Middle School Championships @ Bowling Green

By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com Three seniors walked onto the Meade County wrestling mats for the last time of their careers Tuesday night during senior night against the Corydon Central Panthers. Although there were only three, there will be a massive void left behind when next season rolls around. “They’re all going to be missed,” said head coach Bob Davis. “They are all great kids and good wrestlers.” Senior 135-pound wrestler Ethan Medley has been with the program since its inception three years ago. His

learning curve coincides with the program’s quick success in the state “Ethan has been with me thick and thin,” Davis said. “We started this thing together. This is his third year and he has become so technically sound.” Ethan elevated his ability to become one of the best wrestlers on the team and in the state. On senior night, he proved that once more when he pinned his Corydon opponent in 37 seconds with his signature move, the chickenwing figure four. “I got to pin my opponent with my favorite move,” Medley said. “I pin a lot of

Jan. 21 6 p.m.

Jan. 22 SPMS Boys Basketball @ West Hardin 5:30/6:30 p.m.

Greenwave Freshmen Basketball Butler Co./Grayson Co. 10 a.m./12:30 p.m.

JV Wrestling Regionals

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Players from Meade County and Wanneroo (Aus.) exchange gifts before the start of Saturday’s game.

Lady Wave Freshmen Basketball Butler Co./Grayson Co. @ Butler Co. 10 a.m./12:30 p.m.

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The team competed in the medium squad size division and was edged out of first place by host team Daviess County. Meade County finished in second place. SOCCER SIGN-UP

MCYSA — Meade County Youth Soccer sign-ups for spring 2009 are currently on-going. Go to www. meadecountysoccer.com to sign-up and get further information.

EYSA — Elizabethtown Youth Soccer sign-ups for spring 2009 are currently on-going. Go to www. elizabethtownyouthsoccer. com to sign-up and get further information.

RYSA — Radcliff Youth Soccer sign-ups for spring 2009 are currently on-going. Go to www. radcliffyouthsoccer.org to sign-up and get further information.

The world is not flat. It’s as round as a basketball and rightfully so as the game of basketball has become one of the few popular universal sports. Last Saturday was a testament to the world-wide growth of basketball, or the omnipresent feeling that the world is shrinking, as the Australian Wanneroo Wolves came to Brandenburg for a game of basketball. “This is a good thing for the people of Meade County and the Australians,” said Greenwave head basketball coach Jerry Garris. “(The Australian team) is halfway across the world and it’s neat to show the people here that they are just like us.” The Wanneroo Wolves — a team from Perth, Australia — arrived in Kentucky on Christmas day, and has played in two tournaments and several exhibition games over

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Lady Wave JV/V Basketball @ Breck Co. 6:30/8 p.m.

CHEERLEADERS The Meade County cheerleaders competed at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors (KAPOS) at Daviess County last Saturday.

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Seniors (from left to right) Ethan Medley, Tanner Cole and Thomas Wilson pose before senior night. plans to follow his calling: becoming a youth minister. Next fall, he will enroll at Boyce Bible College in Louisville to fulfill his passion of spreading his faith.

“Wrestling is good, but it’s not the most important,” Medley said with conviction. “Church and God is important.

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the past two weeks. The team will travel to New York City, Orlando, Fla., San Francisco and Honululu to sightsee for the remainder of its trip. “We’ve played pretty much 12 straight games,” Wolves point guard Danielle Keen said after their win over the Lady Waves. “To win tonight was really great, but this is our last game and we are just absolutely stuffed.” Keen said this was a oncein-a-lifetime experience, and she’s enjoyed every step of the way. Wanneroo head coach Van Kailis plans the trip every two years. He said it takes about two years to fundraise and organize everything — each player must raise about $10,000 dollars for the trip. “It’s not just playing basketball, it’s educational,” Kailis said. “The kids get to travel to the USA and experience life here.” Though the trip is educational in the grand scheme of things, the Wolves’ primary

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Bo Wilson drives the ball.

objective in Kentucky was to play high school basketball. Of course, Meade County was a must-stop place for Kailis. “I like the fact that when Van (Kailis) is setting it up, he doesn’t care where he goes in Kentucky, but he always wants to always come back to Meade County,” Garris said. “I like that. I appreciate that

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people with that. And I was gunning for it tonight.” With the season drawing to a close, Medley reflected on the hard times wrestling brings, but also the rewards and life lessons he learned along the way. “I’m going to miss pushing yourself to the limit every day and having coach yell at you,” he said. “It’s hard, but it’s worth it in the end. We always talk about once you’ve wrestled everything else is easy. And that’s true I’m going to live by that the rest of my life.” Although Davis says Ethan is more than capable of wrestling at the college level, Ethan

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Caroline Wilson looks to pass to one of her teammates.

The Meade County High school teams split their games against the visiting Wanneroo Wolves of Perth, Australia Saturday. The Lady Waves (5-10) opened the night with a 61-54 loss in a match that remained close throughout the entire game. The two teams were deadlocked at 29 as they headed into halftime, but the third quarter woes continued to plague the Lady Waves,

who came out flat. “There was a lack of energy and a lack of enthusiasm,” said head coach Josh Hurt. “We just didn’t have anything in the tank. It was a disappointing effort.” Wanneroo put up 16 points in each of the final two quarters, while the Lady Waves turned the ball over 22 times. “That’s mental mistakes,” Hurt said about the turnovers. “There was bad decision-making, bad passing, and bad catching.” Junior forward Alexa Ad-

ams, who had 15 points, six rebounds and three assists, led the Lady Waves. “She’s shooting it well,” Hurt said about Adams. “She’s doing a lot of things right. She is rebounding and playing hard. She’s having a nice season for us.” Bliss Powers added 12 points with nine rebounds, while Scarlett Powers had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Wolves’ stand-out Megan Lee had a game-high 27 points and six steals. “It’s a unique experi-

ence and you make some friends,” Hurt said about playing the Australian team. “We have a nice time. It’s an experience we’ll remember it ... it just would be a better memory if we would have went out and got a win.” The boys team came out to even the score with the Aussies in the second game of the night. The Wolves outsized the Greenwave (8-5) by having several players over 6-foot-4,

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Breck wins heartbreaker over Greenwave makes statement Lady Waves, Meade 0-2 district with district win over Hancock By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com The Breckinridge-Meade County rivalry didn’t get any friendlier after the Lady Waves basketball team hosted the Lady Tigers on Monday. In a physical game that produced 53 fouls, Meade County dropped its second straight District 11 game in overtime, 68-64. “It just seems like every close game something happens,” said head coach Josh Hurt. “We just have to stem the tide. We got to put it on our own backs and we are going to have to break that streak and go on a streak of our own.” The Lady Waves (5-11 overall, 0-2 district) found themselves in a 48-43 deficit with one quarter left to play.

Junior point guard Caroline Wilson scored nine straight points for the Lady Waves in the first five-and-ahalf minutes of the quarter to put the Lady Waves up, 52-50. Sophomore guard Tiffany Brown then hit a huge 3-point shot at the top of the arc to extend the lead to five, 55-50. The lead reached seven with 1:30 left in the game when Mallory Wathen drove and scored, 57-50. But that lead would not last when Breckinridge guard Chastity Henning banked in a 25-foot 3-point shot. During the ensuing play the Lady Waves turned the ball over at mid-court and Henning hit another 3-pointer with a minute remaining

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By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com The Greenwave basketball team made a statement to the district on Tuesday night when it man-handled the visiting Hancock County Hornets, 65-37. After dropping its last game to Breckinridge County, the remaining District 11 games are must-wins in order for the Greenwave to claim a No.1 seed in the tournament. “It puts a lot on the line,” senior point guard Braden Pace said about the end of the month matchup with Breckinridge County. “We are friends with most of them and it’s a big rivalry. You hate to look over games, but it’s there and you know about it.” On Tuesday, the Greenwave didn’t

overlook Hancock County (5-13 overall, 1-3 district) when they rushed out to an 11-4 lead in the first quarter. Midway through the second quarter that lead extended to 27-9. With only a half court defense to break, the Greenwave offense turned the ball over 12 times during the game. “There was no pressure in the backcourt tonight,” said head coach Jerry Garris. “Most of those turnovers weren’t passing, they were walks. They were non-forced turnovers. Those are worse than forced turnovers. But I can live with 12.” With the game easily controlled by Meade County, the bench received quality minutes. Ten players had

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foul troubles, Garris said. “Ethan (Brangers) is a rhythm player,” he said. “Some nights he’s sitting on the bench because of foul trouble. But tonight that wasn’t the case. He got going and he got a double-double. Both him and Doug (Wells) did. I’ll take that every night.” The Greenwave had a big fourth quarter outscoring the Wolves 18 to 15, while turnover-plagued Meade County only committed four first half turnovers, 13 total during the game. “I’ll have to look at the film, but we may have had only seven or eight (turnovers) with two minutes left in the game,” Garris said. “The other turnovers came the last two minutes when we had subs in.” The Greenwave shot 41.2 percent from the field while holding Wanneroo to 29.1 percent. The win also snapped a two-game losing streak. “We got tired of losing,” said Wells. “We are better than what we’ve been playing. We finally wanted to start

From page B1 but a 2-3 zone helped Meade County shut down Wanneroo’s offense to win 51-41. “We’re not really turning into a zone team,” Garris said. “We went against a team with a players that were 6-5, 6-4 and 6-4 and we needed to play some zone against that height. We held them to 29 points until we put some subs in and (Wanneroo) has put up some points (in the past). We played pretty good defense.” The Greenwave frontcourt also stepped up with seniors forward Doug Wells and center Ethan Brangers each recording a double-double. Brangers led all scorers with 19 points and 10 rebounds. “I just have to start looking at the rim and not at their hands,” Brangers said. “I just have to focus on the rim when I have the ball.” Brangers’ play has been erratic at times during the season, much of it has to do with

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on the clock. Breckinridge went 5-6 from the 3-point line during the game. “We didn’t guard,” Hurt said. “We had that seven point lead and gave it away.” Meade County hung on to a one-point lead, 57-56, when Wilson was put on the free throw line with 31.3 seconds left in the quarter. Wilson made one of the two shots to make it a two-point game, 58-56. The Lady Tigers then took the ball down the court for a lay-up to tie the game at 58 with 18.3 seconds left in the game. Neither teams were able to break the tie in the remaining moments of regulation. Meade County went into overtime limping, with several of the starters fouled out in regulation. Sophomore guard Kayla Padgett and junior forward Bliss Powers both had the limit of five fouls, while Wathen and Wilson both had four fouls. Wilson fouled out with a little less than two minutes into the extra quarter, to give the Lady Tigers a 61-58 lead. She left the game with a team-high 19 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Wathen then stole the ball and was fouled as she broke towards Meade County’s basket.

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Mallory Wathen dribbles during a breakaway.

playing like we could.” The exhibition game had several pre-game and post-game activities. Before the game the teams traded gifts to remember the event. After the game, the teams joined together for dinner held by Meade County families.

She made both free throws to make it a one point game, 61-60, with two minutes left. The game remained close with 20 seconds left on the clock. Scarlett Powers tipped the ball back into the basket after Brown missed a free throw to bring it within two points, 6664. Meade County forced a Breckinridge County turnover to give them one last chance to tie the game back up with 5.4 seconds left on the clock. During the ensuing inbound play, Scarlett Powers got the ball inside the post and fouled with 2.2 seconds left in the overtime period. “We got it inside, we got the foul. I just wanted the ball to roll in for us,” Hurt said. “That’s all. If that rolls in, we make the free throw and we’re all celebrating.” Scarlett Powers missed the first free throw and had to miss the second shot for a chance for a rebound and a game-tying bucket. But the referees called a lane violation on Scarlett Powers after she came down with her own rebound. Hurt was furious at the call, which inevitably ended the game. “We had to miss the second one,” Hurt said about being down by two with only one free throw shot left. “We did and (Scarlett Powers) came down with it, but they said she left early. I wouldn’t have a problem with that call, except for the fact that (Breckinridge County players) were in early on every single free throw they shot.” After hashing out a technical foul to the Lady Wave bench, Breckinridge went on to win the game, and sole position at the No. 1 seed in the district. Meade County now sits in the cellar of the district with an 0-2 record. “This is probably one of the worst losses,” Wathen said after the disappointing game. “We should have never lost to them and we played horrible. We have to work on our defense. We got 60 points. Just our defense … gave up more.” Breckinridge County 12 15 21 Meade County 13 17 13

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Breckinridge County (BC) Megan Aldridge 3-11 13-18 19, Chasity Henning 5-9 1-2 15, Jennifer Rudolph 6-6 1-3 13, Mary Decker 3-4 1-2 7, Julie Jarboe 2-5 0-1 5, Maegan Metcalfe 2-5 0-4 4, Kalyn Whitworth 0-1 3-4 3, Julie Whitfill 1-3 0-0 2, Erica Lucas 0-1 0-0 0. Team Totals 22-45 19-34 68. Meade County (MC) Caroline Wilson 6-15 5-6 19, Scarlett Powers 8-13 1-6 17, Bliss Powers 3-6 3-4 9, Alexa Adams 2-7 3-5 8, Mallory Wathen 1-7 3-4 5, Tiffany Brown 1-1 0-2 3, Kayla Padgett 1-3 0-1 2, Ashley Funk 0-1 1-2 1. Team Totals 22-53 16-30 64.

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Caroline Wilson goes for a lay-up.

Statement From page B1 over 10 minutes of playing time, while the entire bench scored 28 points during the night. One of the biggest contributors off the bench was sophomore center Jace Blehar, who had eight points and 11 rebounds in just 11 minutes of play. “That’s a good night for him,” Garris said. “If he keeps improving and gets some meat on his bones, he’ll be pretty good. He gets good position. If he works during the off-season he can be a force for us in a couple years.” The team also shot 42.1 percent from the field, while forcing 21 Hornets turnovers, which translated into 23 Meade County points. Senior center Ethan Brang-

3-pointers—BC 5-6 (Henning 4-5). MC 4-12 (Wilson 2-3). Rebounds—BC 29 (Lucas 6). MC 39 (S. Powers 14, Adams 7, B. Powers 5). Assists— BC 10 (Aldridge 4). MC 13 (Wathen 6). Steals—BC 9. MC 9 (Wathen 4).

ers led all scorers with 14 points, while senior forward Doug Wells scored 12. The Greenwave are now 9-5 overall with a 2-1 district record. With three remaining district games, Garris wants to take one game at a time, starting with tonight’s game at Fredrick Fraize. “This is just one of them,” he said after the Hancock victory. “Friday night is just as important as tonight. If we don’t win then it doesn’t matter what happens when we meet Breck again. We have to take care of business one game at a time.” Hancock County 4 9 9 15—37 Meade County Greenwave 11 18 17 9—65 Hancock County (HC) Ryan Morris 0-1 0-0 0, Ian Mittelberg 1-4 1-1 3, Zach Wettstain 3-9 3-5 9, Cameron

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Jackson 2-7 1-2 5, Caleb McCoy 3-5 0-0 7, Mark Harris 1-4 0-0 0, Derrick Hagmam 0-0 1-2 1, Christian Nelson 1-1 0-1 2, John Neff 1-2 0-0 2, Jared Keown 3-4 0-2 6. Team Totals 15-38 6-13 37. Meade County (MC) Chase Garris 0-3 0-0 0, Bo Wilson 2-6 0-0 5, Thomas Wilson 0-2 0-0 0, Braden Pace 2-3 0-0 4, Isaiah Satram 3-6 0-0 7, Timmy Compton 1-1 0-0 2, Cheaney Schwartz 2-2 2-3 7, Ethan Branger 5-13 4-4 14, Will Campbell 1-4 4-4 6, Wes Dowell 0-1 0-0 0, Jace Blehar 3-6 2-2 8, Doug Wells 5-10 2-5 12. Team Totals 24-57 14-18 65. 3-pointers—HC 1-7 (Caleb McCoy 1-3). MC 3-9 (B. Wilson 1-2, Satram 1-2, Schwartz 1-1). Rebounds—HC 22 (Wettstain 6). MC 40 (Blehar 10, Brangers 8, Satram 5). Assists—HC 3. MC 12 (Pace 5, B. Wilson 3). Steals—HC 5. MC 14 (Brangers 3, Satram 3).

and it says a lot about this community.” The Wolves are a club team, meaning players come from several schools and age groups. In Australia, high schools do not have individual teams, instead there are area club teams for which players have to tryout. “It’s a way for our kids to get a taste of high school basketball,” Kailis said. “I like coaching against high schools. I like the high school programs here (in Kentucky). They’re very intense.” In Australia, basketball is ever-growing. With the NBA diversifying its players, basketball has become one of the few international sports in the world. In the last 15 years, the NBA has seen several Australian players including Milwaukee Bucks’ 2005 first round draft pick Andrew Bogut and Chicago Bulls great Luc Longly. “Unfortunately, back home (basketball) isn’t a main sport like it is here,” Kailis said. “It’s probably the fourth or fifth most popular sport in Australia. We don’t have as many facilities as you guys have here. So we practice once a week and that’s it.” Even though basketball is universal, the rules aren’t. Wanneroo is used to a European style of play and rules, which allows an open court game with more shooting. The lane is wider, while fouls are called differently to open up 3-point shots. In America, the game is more physical and has a greater demand of post play. The biggest adaptation for the Wolves has been the play-style and rule changes. “The physical part of it,” Kailis said about the difference between play of games. “We cannot play very physical back home. They will call everything, but not here. We have to adjust to that situation.” After two weeks of Kentucky basketball, players on Wanneroo showed their wear and tear. One player had stitches on his upper brow, while others had Band-Aids covering floor burns. “Every game we have played it has been like this,” Wolves guard Mitch Greenacre said after a rough loss to the Greenwave. “We’re really tired. It’s physical out there. The games have been really tough and very intense.” Though the subtle differences arise, basketball is still the same game in America

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Waves drop game against Indiana rivals By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com The Floyd Central Highlanders from neighboring Indiana came into last Thursday’s game 11-2, but ran into a competitive Lady Waves basketball team. However, the Highlanders managed to eke out a win by pulling away in the final minutes of the game to claim victory, 59-41. “They are probably in one of the toughest areas in Indiana to play basketball,” said Meade County head coach Josh Hurt. “We knew it was going to be tough.” The Lady Waves (5-9) opened up the game with a 6-2 deficit and fought back into the game when junior forward Alexa Adams hit a 15-foot jumper to make the score 11-9. In the second quarter, Meade County received its first lead of the game, 1716, when junior guard Mallory Wathen hit a 3-pointer with 6:55 left in the half. During the rest of the half the lead bounced back and fourth, while the Highlanders headed into the locker room with a onepoint lead, 26-25. Things fell apart for the Lady Waves in the second half when Floyd Central went on an 8-0 run. The Lady Waves committed several of its 23 game turnovers in the opening minutes of the half, allowing Floyd Central to jump out to a quick 33-25 lead. “We came out flat defensively in the second half,” Hurt said. “We let them get into the paint way to easily. They got a few easy baskets right off the bat and our energy wasn’t good enough to start that second half.” The Lady Waves were dominated in the paint

where they were outscored 32 to 12. Hurt said the team was not rebounding or getting loose balls. “We’re giving up too many second and third chance scores,” he said. “We have to do a better job at giving teams one shot or one opportunity and that’s going to be it for them.” After the Highlanders scoring stretch in the third quarter, the team put up 19 fourth quarter points while the Lady Waves could only muster eight points. Meade County was led by Wathen, who had 11 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Adams put up 10 points with five rebounds, while Scarlett Powers had eight rebounds and four points. “We didn’t make a run and they did (at the end of the game),” Hurt said. “We have to finish out games. We’re playing well. I like where we are going, but eventually we have to win those close games. The score is misleading; it was a very competitive ballgame tonight.” Floyd Central 15 11 14 19—59 Meade County 13 12 8 8—41 Meade County Mallory Wathen 4-12 0-0 11, Alexa Adams 3-7 3-3 10, Bliss Powers 3-4 0-0 6, Kayla Padgett 3-4 0-0 6, Scarlett Powers 1-13 2-2 4, Caroline Wilson 2-6 0-0 4, Kristin Bention 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-47 5-5 41. 3-pointers—Meade County 4-14 (Wathen 3-7, Adams 1-2) Rebounds— Meade County 29 (S. Powers 8, B Powers 7) Assists—Meade County 11 (Wilson 6) Steals—Meade County 7 (Wathen 2, Wilson 2)

Swim Results The following are results from last Thursday night’s dual meet with Fort Knox and Nelson County. Sean Brotzge, Scott King, Jacob Mattingly, Tara Monchilovich, Jimmy Patterson, Megan Presley and Katy Smith each set two personal records in their individual events during the meet. Troy Jobe set two more school records (breaking his own) in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle events. Dual Meet Scores Meade County High School 236.00, 182.00 Fort KnoxHigh School Fort Knox High School 229.00, 138.00 Nelson County High School Meade County High School 242.00, 134.00 Nelson County High School Men Meade County High School 126.00, 85.00 Fort Knox High School, Fort Knox High School 120.00, 42.00 Nelson County High School Meade County High School 130.00, 44.00 Nelson County High School Women Meade County High School 110.00, 97.00 Fort Knox High School Fort Knox High School 109.00, 96.00 Nelson County High School Meade County High School 112.00, 90.00 Nelson County High School Girls 200 Yard Freestyle 2 Paige Slyfield 2:43.48 5 Kelsie Bewley 3:03.13 6 Tara Beck x3:04.18 Boys 200 Yard Freestyle 1 Troy Jobe 1:58.29 2 Jimmy Patterson 2:30.41 4 Andrew Lanham 2:42.60 Girls 200 Yard IM 1 Lisa Hurt 2:40.74 Boys 200 Yard IM 1 Ben Bevill 2:28.35 2 Alex Medley 2:29.72 Girls 50 Yard Freestyle 2 Ashley Crotzer 28.32 3 Tara Monchilovich 31.47 5 Brianne Damron 32.60

7 Shelby Winstead 34.09 10 Megan Presley 37.20 15 Katy Smith 38.12 16 Katie Smith 36.67 23 Samantha Thomas 43.88 24 Lacie Reichmuth 48.51 3 25 Alex Aikin 49.30 Boys 50 Yard Freestyle 1 Frank Gainer 27.23 5 Chris Higgins 28.38 6 Tate Wilson 29.27 8 Tyler Lopez 31.51 9 Jordan King 31.52 12 C.J. Longoria 31.46 14 Sean Brotzge 33.36 16 Jacob Mattingly 34.89 17 Sam Viau 34.40 Girls 100 Yard Butterfly 3 Morgan Spink 1:31.16 4 Krystin Lanham 1:48.47 Boys 100 Yard Butterfly 1 Scott King 11:26.41 2 Kip Caro 1:21.55 3 Shawn Mason 1:21.17 Girls 100 Yard Freestyle 1 Shannon Duffield 1:08.70 4 Whitney Hurd 1:19.78 6 Tara Monchilovich 1:16.62 8 Aviva Buckey 1:21.63 11 Megan Presley 1:27.10 12 Katie Smith 1:27.16 17 Katy Smith 1:36.37 Boys 100 Yard Freestyle 1 Jimmy Patterson 1:01.03 2 Frank Gainer 1 1:01.05 3 T.J. Osborne 1:04.82 4 Andrew Lanham 1:07.00 10 Tyler Lopez 1:17.22 11 C.J. Longoria 1:16.70 12 Sean Brotzge 1:21.87 13 Jacob Mattingly 1:30.35 Boys 500 Yard Freestyle 1 Troy Jobe 5:44.84 Girls 100 Yard Backstroke 2 Savannah Buckey 1:18.43 3 Kenzie Mills 1:16.71 4 Ali King 1:19.12 Boys 100 Yard Backstroke 1 Scott King 1:17.91 2 Justin Presley 1:10.64 Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke 1 Kelsey English 1:22.96 3 Jenny Gerkins 1:30.96 9 Samantha Thomas 1:43.31 10 Tara Beck 1:56.15 Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke 4 T.J. Osborne 1:25.03 5 Kip Caro 1:24.18 7 Sam Viau 1:33.32

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Lay From page B1 So I figure why not get an occupation where it’s the most important thing in my life.” Not far behind him will be the memories of the hardships of being a Greenwave wrestler. “Every time I’m ever going to have to work, I’m going to look back and say ‘man, this is nothing compared to wrestling,’” he said with a chuckle. “I’m sure when I’m preaching when I’m 40 or 50 years old I’ll be talking about wrestling in my sermons.” Senior 152-pound wrestler Tanner Cole was another senior who wrestled on the Meade County mats for the last time, but the outcome wasn’t quite what he was looking for. In the second round, Cole picked up his opponent and slammed him to the mat. Cole ended up having to forfeit the match because he injured the other wrestler. Though the match didn’t end the way he hoped, he still has several goals for the rest of the season. “I just want to take one goal at a time,” Cole said. “Our first goal is regionals this weekend. Last year, we took first and I would like to repeat that. After that, we have individual regionals and I want to come in first in that too. Then I’ll just take it from there.” With such individual success over the last two years, Cole hopes to wrestle at Campbellsville College and eventually become a teacher and coach at Meade County. “He wants to go to college and wrestle then become a teacher and replace me as a coach,” Davis said. “He’s the first kid who I think can actually do that. That’s a great thing. That makes you feel good.” But Cole wasn’t always a big fan of wrestling. “When he was a sophomore I went out there and tried to get him to wrestle,” Davis said. “He didn’t want anything to do with it. He used every cliché in the book. He didn’t like uniforms and it wasn’t for him. But finally he came out. Now he’s got the bug. He loves it.” The final senior wrestler was 171-pound weight class Thomas Roach. Roach also was with the team since day one, three years ago. In his first year he qualified for the state tournament, but last year suffered a broken shoulder and was unable to wrestle for the last half of the year. This year, he’s back and ready to finish out his career as a top-15 ranking in the state. “I’ve been pushing it as hard as I can this year,” Roach said. “This is my last year. I can’t come back, so it’s now or never.” Davis says Roach is one of the hardest workers on the team and a great example to the younger

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wrestlers. “Thomas has been through some hard times,” Davis said. “He’s a good kid and you can’t beat his dedication when he’s here. He does set a good example. He’s a winner at whatever he does.” Not only is he a winner on the wrestling mat, he’s also an accomplished welder. Roach plans to go to welding school — unless he gets a wrestling scholarship — and come back to Meade County to watch the wrestling program that he helped build from the ground up. “I hope to see the teams in the future be as good as we are, if not better,” Roach said. “If coach Bob sticks around I’m sure they’ll be great. But to be able to look back and see where we have come from to where it’s at now is awesome. The team went from 20 kids to 40 kids in one year and the stands fill up to watch us. That means a lot to me and I’m proud to be a part of that. It’s an honor.” With year three almost completed, these three seniors have played a pivotal role in making the program one of the best in the state. By the end of the year they hope to be a top-10 caliber team. “We started out with no one knowing anything,” Medley said. “We grew so fast though. We’re a three-year-old team and we have a good chance at making the top-10 teams in the state.” Results from meet with Corydon Central (Ind.): 103: Lance Kelly pinned in 1:00 first round 112: James Childress won by forfeit. 119: Brandon Scott won by forfeit. 125: Garrett Kenealy pin :25 first round. 130: Oscar Burgos pinned 1:30 second round. 135: Seth Pooler pin 3:23 second round. 140: Ethan Medley pin :37 first round. 145: Zach Uhlig won 19-7 decision. 152: Tanner Cole lost by injury default. 160: Nelson Mason Jr. pin 2:26 second round. 171: Thomas Roach pin :16 first round. 180: Robert Mote won by forfeit. 215: Tyler Crow pin. 285: Chaz Nevitt pin :17 first round.

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Old District 17 rivals met up last Friday night, when the John Hardin Bulldogs visited the Meade County Greenwave basketball team. Speed was the name of the game as John Hardin (10-3) outran the Greenwave (7-5) for a 54-39 victory and forced 22 Meade County turnovers. “We just can’t keep up with the quickness,” Greenwave head coach Jerry Garris said. “There’s no way to emulate that. We tried (in practice) by putting 15 people on the floor to work on our press break. We’re just not capable of that speed. I think we were shell shocked that first half. It didn’t matter if it was a pass or a shot — we wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible.” John Hardin doubled Meade County’s score in the first quarter, 16-8, and kept at least a 10-point lead throughout the game. During the opening minutes of the second half, the Greenwave came out strong, scoring six unanswered points. Garris was pleased with the way the team played in the third quarter. “Second half, we came out a lot better,” he said. “We settled down a little bit and controlled the ball better.” With six minutes left, the Bulldogs’ lead was cut to 10 points, but that was the closest Meade County would get. “We made it a decent game at the end, until we had to chase around and get the ball,” Garris said. “That wasn’t going to happen with that speed.” Senior forward Doug Wells — who had14 points, six rebounds and no turnovers — led the Greenwave. He has become a leader by actions, according to Garris. “He’s getting a lot done for us,” Garris said. “He doesn’t get tired. We had him bring up the ball a lot. He had the ball in his hands a lot tonight and he didn’t have a turnover. If we get four more guys playing like that then we’ll be better. Hopefully his energy will rub off to some of the players.” Ethan Brangers had 11 points and nine rebounds and Isaiah Satram had five points. John Hardin 16 13 Meade County 8 7

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John Hardin (JH) Sherrod Moore 2-2 0-0 4, Landon Savoy 1-6 0-2 2, Malcolm Foster 0-5 0-0 0, Gary Williams 4-10 0-0 9, Mike Randolph 5-11 0-0 12, Orlando Mouncil 0-2 0-0 0, Cory Baker 4-10 0-0 10, Cody Sheeran 1-1 0-0 2, Chris White 6-11 3-3 15. Totals 23-58 3-5 54. Meade County (MC) Chase Garris 1-2 0-0 3, Bo Wilson 0-0 0-3 0, Thomas Wilson 1-6 0-0 2, Braden Pace 1-10 0-1 2, Isaiah Satram 2-5 1-2 5, Ethan Brangers 2-10 7-9 11, Jace Blehar 1-3 0-4 2, Doug Wells 6-14 2-3 14. Totals 14-50 10-22 39. 3-pointers—JH 5-27 (Randolph 2-6, Baker 2-5). Meade County 1-10 (Garris 1-2). Rebounds—JH 35 (Sheeran 12). MC 45 (Brangers 9, Wells 8, T. Wilson 6). Assists— JH 18 (Randolph 7). MC 10 (Brangers 3). Steals—JH 11 (Savoy 3, Randolph 3). MC 7 (Wells 3, Pace 2, Brangers 2).

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YOUTH Spelling bee-er wins third year in a row

Friday, January 16, 2009

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Bees were buzzing at the Meade County High School on Tuesday, during the school district’s annual spelling bee. Students from each elementary school participated in the event. Fifty students competed for the title, and eight rounds were held before a winner was named. Margaret Huffines earned the title for the third year in a row as the Meade County Spelling Bee Champ. Huffines is a sixth grade student from David T. Wilson elementary. She is the daughter of Jerry and Tracy Huffines, of Flaherty, and Don and Paula Fowler, of Brandenburg. With the win, Huffines earned the right to compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee to be held March 14 in Louisville. Cova Haynes, a seventh grader from SPMS, placed second; and Hannah Gempler, an eighth-grader from SPMS, placed third. David T. Wilson Elementary School earned the overall school championship. Retired Meade County principal and teacher Libby Richardson was the spelling bee pronouncer and members of the Meade County Public Library judged the event.

The top three 2009 Meade County Spelling Bee champions pose for a picture with their trophies. Pictured from left to right are thirdplace winner Hannah Gempler, secondplace winner Cova Haynes, first-place champion Margaret Huffines, and superintendent Mitch Crump.

The following are upcoming events at the Meade County Public Library: Lapsit Storytime Lapsit focuses on our youngest patrons ages two and under and includes direct interaction between the child and their caregiver. Storytimes are filled with short stories, fingerplays, music, lap games, and playtime. This is a great way to introduce your child to the library, help them become accustomed to a group, and develop a love of reading. Lapsit is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Annex. Lunch Book Discussion Join us for our friendly and lively book discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at noon. Copies of Garden Spells are available. Bring your lunch and a drink and we’ll provide dessert.

Ekron 1, 30 vs. DTW 1, 26—Scorers for Ekron 1: John Miller 11; Kase Mattingly 11; Zach Humphrey 8. Scorers for DTW 1: John Wilson 15; Zach Todd 3; Ethan Fackler 2; Garrett Greenwell 2; Austin Dale 2; Tommy Graham 2. DTW 2, 27 vs. DTW 3, 25—Scorers for DTW 2: Luke Babb 15; Nate Wilson 4; Levi Benham 2; Colin Crump 2; Preston Smiley 2; Michael Embry 2. Scorers for DTW 3: Devvan Ditto 8; John Millay 6; Sam Sheertz 3; Trevor Yates 2; Bailey Smith 2; Mack Wilson 2; Ryan Dowell 2. DTW 4, 26 vs. Flaherty, 8-—Scorers for DTW 4: Will King 10; Tommy Curey 6; Micah Kaiser 4; Jake Beavin 2; Blake Reesor 2; Jesse McPherson 2. Scorers for Flaherty: David Sipes 11; Christian Leslie 4; Seth Sharritt 2, Johnathon Howard 1. Muldraugh, 24 vs. Payneville, 18—Scorers for Muldraugh: Tyler Compton 12; Seth Davis 10; Scotty Anderson 2. Scorers for Payneville: Cody Tate 9; Cole Brown 4; Cameron Gaivez 3; Corey Johnston 2. Battletown, 15 vs. Ekron 2, 12—Scorers for Battletown: Keston Gagel 9; Slater Adams 4; Andy Ballis 2. Scorers for Ekron 2: Ty Curry 8; Logan Hicks 2; Austin Sanders 2.

Muldraugh Elementary Honor Roll Fourth Grade All A’s: Victoria Huber; Jacob Schwartz All A’s & B’s: Ethan Davis; Malea Leathers; Jesse Mora

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Super pirates spotted at MCPL Submitted by Rachel Baelz MCPL Director

Meade County boys elementary basketball scores from Jan. 10, 2009

New Baby? The Health Department, along with the Meade County Public Library is sponsoring a free Infant CPR class. This class will be Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Health Department. Foreign Film Night Join us for popcorn and a double feature of foreign language films on Jan. 22 .Showing Machuca (in Spanish with English subtitles) from 3:305:30 and Les Choristes (in French with English subtitles) from 6-8 p.m. Both films are rated PG-13. Bedtime Story Night Monday, Jan. 26 from 6:307 p.m. in the Annex. Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are welcome to come listen to stories and lullabies at our monthly Bedtime Story Night. We even do a few yoga poses to help get kids ready to go to sleep. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal, blanket, or pillow.

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Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

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MEADE COUNTY SCHOOL MENUS WEDNESDAY Choose One: Cinnamon Toast Cereal & Cinn. Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

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

FRIDAY Choose One: Ham Biscuit 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: Whole Grain Breaded Corn Dog Cheese Nachos w/Salsa Choose Two: Oven Baked FriesTossed Garden Salad Peaches - Fresh Apple

Choose One: Hot Ham & Cheese on Bun Breaded Chicken Pattie on Bun Choose Two: Green Beans Baked Potato Fresh Orange Pears

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Popcorn, Chicken, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Soft Taco - Oven Fried Chicken Choose Two: Corn - Cooked Carrots Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese Cup Pineapple - Fresh Kiwi In Addition: Chocolate Chip Cookie

Choose One: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza Country Chicken w/Gravy Choose Two: Tossed Garden Salad Mashed Potato Fresh Pear Applesauce In Addition: Hot Dinner Roll

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Mozz String Cheese, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Breaded Fish Sticks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Choose Two: Oven Baked Tater Tots Tomato Soup w/ Crackers Banana Grapes

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

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

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

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

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

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Chicken Strips w/BBQ Sauce Choose Two: Mashed Potatoes Green Beans 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: Stuffed Breadsticks w/ Marinara Sauce. Choose Two: Garden Salad - Peas Mixed Fruit - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/Popcorn Chicken Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheeseburger or Hamburger on Bun Choose Two: Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Oven Baked Fries 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: Southwest Pizza Choose Two: Corn - Garden Salad Oranges - Applesauce In Addition: Pudding

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Turkey & Cheese Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Country Chicken w/ Gravy & Hot Roll Choose Two: Mashed Potatoes California Veggies Kiwi - Fresh Apple

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

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

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

Choose One: Cinnamon Roll w/ Yogurt 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: Stuffed Breadsticks w/Marinara Sauce Choose Two: Carrot Sticks - Green Beans - 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: Country Chicken w/ Gravy & Dinner Roll Choose Two: Mashed Potatoes Peaches - Vegetable Medley - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One: Sausage, Egg & Cheese on English Muffin Cereal and Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/ Chicken Nuggets; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheese Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Cooked Carrots Pineapple - Pears

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: Chicken Nuggets Choose Two: Garden Salad - Peas Pears - Fresh Orange In Addition: Mac & Cheese

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: Nachos Choose Two: Corn - Celery Sticks Mixed Fruit - Banana In Addition: Cookie

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MCPL hosted a Super Pirate Saturday on Jan. 10 for more than 40 participants. Mateys planned their strategy for a special treasure hunt.

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Newspapers Educating and Working for Students

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Sixth Grade All A’s & B’s: Logan Short; Robert Cooper; Brittany Heath; Tyler Compton

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Fifth Grade All A’s & B’s: Alexis Boggs; Dakota Clemmons; Seth Davis; Star

MONDAY Choose One: Pancake on a Stick Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

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LEFT: David T. Wilson students were the overall school winners. ABOVE: Kayla Compton concentrates as she spells a word during the competition.

Denkhoff; Issabella Elliot; Natasha Farmer; Tristian Howard; Jasmine Sanchez; Kaitlyn Schierbaum; Jon Wood; Chris Wray

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Friday, January 16, 2009

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Lunar Calendar Friday

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

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State parks are a great place to spend Valentine’s Day Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department

FRANKFORT — If you’re looking for a place to get away with your special someone for Valentine’s Day, look no further than Kentucky State Parks. Here’s a list of what’s going on at state resort parks around the commonwealth for the February 2009 celebration. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov Barren River State Resort Park Honeymooners’ Weekend — Feb. 13-15 A longstanding tradition at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Honeymooner’s Weekend is a great couples getaway. The two night package which is $220.00 per couple includes two nights accommodations (lodge rooms only), prime rib dinner buffet for two, breakfast buffet for two and all the weekend activities. This year’s theme is “We Were Meant to Be Together”. Friday evening will begin with a mystery activity and end with karaoke. Saturday activities will include the “Not So Newlywed Game,” another mystery activity and end with music and dancing provided by Cindy’s DJ Services. The mystery activities will be centered around this year’s theme and guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite pair or couple on Saturday evening. Call 800-325-0057. Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Valentine’s Dinner Theater — Feb. 13-14 Blue Licks treats its visitors to fine dining and entertainment at one of their most sought after events. Tickets are $34.95 per person and includes an all you can eat dinner buffet featuring roast beef carved on line, farm raised catfish, and a dessert buffet to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. This year’s performance will be a visit from Louis Marshall Jones, better known as “Grandpa Jones.” This colorful character will be brought to life by Mr. David Hurt and is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Humanities council. Call 800-443-7008 for reservations and information. Packages available to include overnight lodging. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Sweetheart Weekend— Feb. 13-15 Enjoy a weekend with your sweetheart. For $100/couple on Saturday you will receive lodging (based on double occupancy), dinner for two and a dance that night. Stay Friday or Sunday night, with the package, for only $45. Call 800-325-0058. Carter Caves State Resort Park Valentine’s Dinner Theater — Feb 13 Spend some time alone in a naturally beautiful setting nestled away in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky. Romance that special someone in your life with a nice dinner followed by a theatrical performance. There will be a Friday and Saturday night show. Admission to the dinner and the show is $34.95 (+tax) per person. A lodging package will be offered including one night lodging dinner & show for two for $127.90 plus tax. Call 800-325-0059. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Valentine Getaway Weekend — Feb. 13-14 Cumberland Falls has

been a romantic getaway for decades. Bring your special someone for a night of entertainment and relaxation. Your weekend begins with a dance on Friday evening, music provided by DJ. On Saturday Evening is an exciting mystery dinner theater. Package price for entire weekend is only $299 per couple which includes a two night stay, meals for two and entertainment. Dinner and dance is $30 per person and Dinner and Mystery theater is $30 per person. Call 800-325-0063. Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park Valentine’s Day — Feb. 14-15 Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park invites you to visit on Valentines Day February 14-15, 2009. Have a romantic evening of dinner & dancing with your sweetheart at our beautiful lodge. Enjoy special entertainment while dining in the beautiful Island View Restaurant overlooking the lake. Afterwards, hold your special someone close while you dance to the sounds of Star Mountain Band. Take advantage of our special Deluxe package of $139.95 which includes dinner, dance, breakfast, and one nights lodging for two, or ask about an upgrade to a Super Deluxe package for $159.95. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-325-2282. Greenbo Lake State Park Valentine’s Special — Feb 14 Treat that special someone to a one night Valentine Getaway in the Jesse Stuart Lodge. Special lodge room rate of $59.95 plus tax and complementary Continental Breakfast on Sunday. There will also be a Sweetheart Buffet serving 5-8 p.m., price is $14.95 plus $1.25 for drink per person, tax and tip not included. Saturday evening also features Black History Celebration with Erma Bush’s One Woman Drama, Margaret Garner -- “Death before Slavery,” 8:00 p.m. in Conference Center. Admission to special one-woman drama is free. Greenbo Lake is on KY 1711, four miles west of KY 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from the Grayson exit. For more information call 800-0083. General Butler State Resort Park “Perfect Harmony” Weeken — Feb 13-15 Every couple deserves a weekend away now & then, so come and enjoy! Our weekend package is the perfect romantic hideaway for two; General Butler is nestled in rolling hills of woodland and stunning views of the confluence of the Kentucky & Ohio Rivers and is steeped in history. This package will offer you all of the above, plus Saturday’s Dinner Theatre that will top off this wonderful weekend of getting away! $245.00 plus tax per couple. $245.00 Weekend Package +tax and $35.00 Dinner Theatre Individual Ticket. For Saturday night only, the rate is $160.00 per couple. Call 866-462-8853. J.J. Audubon State Park Tiny Tot Valentines — Feb. 6 Tiny tot Valentines — Moms and tots ages 3-5 are invited to design a valentine for that special someone. Call 270-826-2247. Kenlake State Resort Park Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament — Feb. 13 Service for two? Sure we have room on the court. Come out for our mixed

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doubles tennis tournament. Meet other teams, show off your teamwork skills, and have fun this Valentine’s Day weekend. Registration fee of $40 per team for tournament only. Registration deadline is Feb. 9. Call 800-325-0143. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Valentine’s Getaway — Feb. 14 Enjoy a couple’s get away package at Kentucky Dam Village State Park. We invite you to celebrate Valentine’s weekend. The one night package includes lodging, entertainment on Saturday night and an evening meal for two. Discount available for Friday night. Call 800-325-0146. Lake Barkley State Resort Park Sweetheart Weekend — Feb. 13-15. Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable and magical weekend in the romantic setting of Lake Barkley. Enjoy musical memories and dancing with the group, “Hot Dancin,” fine dining including prime rib and shrimp buffet, indoor pool, fitness center, additional recreational opportunities, and relaxing accommodations to make this weekend one of your favorite experiences together. One-night and two-night lodging packages available, so get them while you can and woo your special someone at Barkley Lodge! 800-325-1708. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park Valentine’s Day— Feb. 13-15 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. This romantic getaway package includes one night’s lodge room stay, a special Saturday night prime rib buffet dinner, Sunday breakfast and a rosebud for the ladies. Package price is $130.00 per couple. For reservations call 800-325-1709. Natural Bridge State Park Valentine’s Day — Feb. 14 Natural Bridge is the place

to celebrate a romantic getaway with someone who loves good food, natural beauty and the stillness of a moment. In addition to the lodge overlooking the lake, Chef Dan and Chef Susan will prepare a grill-to-order ribeye steak or salmon filet with all the extras in Sandstone Arches Restaurant. Dessert will be a Chocolate Lovers Delight. A traditional hot breakfast is included in the package price of $129.95. Call 800-325-1710. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Valentine’s Getaway — Feb. 13-15 Sweethearts’ Weekend 2009. Come to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for a romantic Valentine’s getaway! As you and your sweetheart enjoy a delicious dinner, love songs will be played throughout the dining area. After dinner Feb. 13 enjoy playing the “Not-So-Newlywed-Game.” Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. February 13. On Feb. 14 enjoy a romantic DJ dance with your sweetheart. Package price is $190. Package Price includes 2 nights lodging, one buffet dinner for two, one buffet breakfast for two, Valentine’s Day prizes, “Not-soNewlywed-Game,” and a DJ Dance. Call 800-325-1711. Rough River State Park Sweetheart Weekend — Feb. 13-15 Bring your sweetie out and feel a little Triple R -— Rough River Romance! With this package of only $225 plus tax per couple you will enjoy two nights’ stay, 3 meals, (Saturday and Sunday breakfast, and Saturday night Prime Rib buffet), good entertainment and a lot of love and laughter! There will be many Valentine/couple related activities, special entertainment, and a dance for you and your honey! Contact Sheila Jones at 800-325-1713 or sheila.jones@ky.gov for more information. Registration deadline is Feb. 9.

Local hunters slay hogs

Sean and Kane Ray have killed four hogs since July. Pictured above is a 150-pound sow and to the right is a 300-pound hog. They also killed two does and one buck during this past hunting season. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It was American science-fiction author John Thomas Sladek who made the following observation: "The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive." •In Germany, police officers often use pigs rather than dogs to sniff out illegal drugs such as marijuana. •Those who study such things say that on average, Americans over the age of 60 catch less than one cold per year. •The first woman to be featured on the cover of BusinessWeek magazine was Brownie Wise, the creator of the Tupperware party. This was back in 1954.

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•If you've never seen an example of Leptotyphlops carlae, don't be surprised -- the species of threadsnake seems to be found only on the Caribbean island of Barbados. The animal's claim to fame is that it is the world's smallest snake, measuring only 4 inches long when fully grown and achieving a girth about that of a spaghetti noodle.

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Thought for the Day: "War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands." -- H.L. Mencken (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Horoscopes HOCUS-FOCUS

Last Week’s Solutions

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

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you're getting kudos and other positive reactions to your suggestions, don't let the cheers drown out some valid criticisms. Better to deal with them now than later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Following your keen Bovine intuition pays off, as you not only reassess the suggestions some people are putting in front of you, but also their agendas for doing so. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You continue on a high-enthusiasm cycle as that new project you've assumed takes shape. You're also buoyed by the anticipation of receiving some good news about a personal matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your eagerness to immerse yourself in your new assignment is understandable. But be careful that you don't forget to take care of that pressing personal situation as well. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to learn a new skill that could give a clever Cat an edge in the upcoming competition for workplace opportunities. Enjoy the arts this weekend with someone special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You could risk creating an impasse if you insist on expecting more from others than they're prepared to give. Showing flexibility in what you'll accept could prevent a stalemate. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you can weigh all factors of a dispute to find an agreeable solution for others, you might need the skilled input of someone you trust to help you deal with an ongoing situation of your own. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The good news is that your brief period of self-doubt turns into a positive "I can do anything" attitude. The better news is that you'll soon be able to prove it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good time for Sagittarians to start making travel plans while you can still select from a wide menu of choices and deals, and not be forced to settle for leftovers. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Like your zodiacal sign, the sure-footed Goat, you won't allow obstacles in your path to keep you from reaching your goal. Don't be surprised by who asks to go along with you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Let your head dominate your heart as you consider the risks that might be involved in agreeing to be a friend's co-signer or otherwise act as his or her backup in a financial matter. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Prioritize: Resolve to close the door and let your voice mail take your phone calls while you finish up a task before the end-of-week deadline. Then go out and enjoy a fun-filled weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your capacity for care and compassion helps to bring comfort to others.-(c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Need Homework Help? Let Meade County Library help! Log in with your library card at www.meadereads.org for live homework help from 4-10 p.m. daily. Call 270-422-2094 for more information. The Meade County Library has an abundance of very nice hardback Reader’s Digest books that are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. See Lisa at the MCPL or 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 270-422-2094 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 812738-7871. 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.

18 ft. Arrow Glass Runaboat, 350 motor, tandem galvanize trailer, cuddy cabin, excellent shape, always been kept in a garage. Must see to appreciate, $4,500. 270-945-1615.

Horse Shoeing-Farrier Service. Accepting new clients in March. 30 years experienced. Jerry Chee 270-4224060. Or call cell 270-6684306. AQHA Stud Service. Bay Badger Tivio. Ky. Breeders incentive fund. www.baybadgertivio.com. 270-4224060. DISH NETWORK Satellite TV systems installed FREE this week! First month FREE! No bank account needed! No $$$ down needed! 866-6890523 Call now for details! CAREGIVER

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Nice Home: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sitting on 2 acres in Flaherty. $600 monthly and $600 deposit. Call 270-945-4907 or 270-8285052. 3400 sq ft of space, being used as a daycare, can be split into 5 offices with a 30x50 glass front showroom for a retail business. Also has additional storage if needed. Call 270-4222522 or 502-552-5408.

Refrigerator for sale. Would make a good garage fridge. $25. Call 270-497-4787. Ford Tractor 9N. Good tires. Engine smokes a little. Runs good. 270-668-2971. Ask for J.J.

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

18 ft. Arrow Glass Runaboat, 350 motor, tandem galvanize trailer, cuddy cabin, excellent shape, always been kept in a garage. Must see to appreciate, $4,500. 270-945-1615.

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The Custer Lodge #624 and Order of The Eastern Star #456 of Custer will be having a Benefit Dinner and Auction for Eddie Hardesty. He has been diagnosed with Leukemia and will be going to Jacksonville, Florida January 26, 2009, for bone marrow cleaning. He will be in the hospital for 2 months. We would appreciate any donation for the auction. Contact Laura Woods, 270-668-7942 for more information.

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Nationwide Locating Service for Parts • Foreign & Domestic Late Model Parts & Rebuilders Locally owned by David and Kathy Masterson

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2008 Kawasaki Teryx 650, 4x4 side by side for SALE or TRADE for a Honda fourwheeler, great shape, low house, call 270-945-1615. Antique luggage trunk for sale, hard find, good shape, call 270-497-4494.

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Wood for sale. $30 pickup load, rough cut lumber .50 cents a board foot. Call 270945-0235 or 270-496-4286. Stationary bike for sale. $40. Call 270-945-6589. White oven with smooth top, has digital face and is in excellent condition. Free delivery in Brandenburg area. Asking $90. Call 502-773-2938.

Family friendly, fast-paced, busy, well established dental practice, seeking permanent full-time or part-time

The Meade County Library has an abundance of very nice hardback Reader’s Digest books that are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. See Lisa at the MCPL or call 270-4222094 for more information.

Weekend help wanted. Clean stalls, part-time, work around horses. Call 270-828-8285. Firefighter and EMT. Openings for entry level trainees. Good pay/ benefits. Must be under age 34 in good physical condition and have HS diploma. Will pay training and relocation expenses. CASH BONUS available. Call for interview. 1-800282-1384 Kentucky Press Service is seeking a talented Graphic Designer/ Web sales person to drive online advertising sales, design ads and other printed materials and assist with website design. The successful candidate will work as a partner with direct clients and agencies throughout the United States. Abilities include: *Online advertising design and sales; *Layout and design of newspaper ads; *Strong communication and presentation skills; *Teamwork and interpersonal skills; *Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Send resume to: WEB 101 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 or email trevlett@kypress.com.

HYGIENIST Salary, hours & benefits negotiable.

Resume may be emailed to: drdenton@bbtel.com or fax to (270) 422-3550 Phone inquiries welcome (270) 422-4921

Attend College Online from Home! *Medical *Business *Paralegal *Computers *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 866-8582121 www.CenturaOnline. com NCCER ACCREDITED Equipment Operator Training. Applicants may qualify for State Training Dollars. Employment Assistance and Financing available. Located in Kentucky. American Heavy Equipment Training 866-280-5836.

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.

Land/Home Package. Owner will finance. Call 502933-2900.

Land for Sale – New Development for doublewide. 1 and 2.5 acres available. 800-645-6448.

28x60 3 bed, 2 bath, living room/den, fireplace. Priced to sell $49,995. Don’t wait! Call 270-828-8834 or 800645-6448. Single Wide in Park Near Town. Call 502-933-2900.

Amy Grant autographed collection. $80 or best offer. For more information, call 270945-0500.

Part-time, Home-based Internet business. Earn $500$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. FREE details. www. k348.com.

Kentucky Reptile ExpoSunday, January 18th- Paroquet Springs Conference CentreShepherdsville, KY 10am-4pm- Admission $5.25- Buy & sell live reptiles and supplies. 606-4656389, www.kentuckyreptileexpo.com

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FREAETES! ESTIM

Knott’s Body Shop 999 Lawrence St, Brandenburg

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SEAMLESS GUTTERS, TILE & HARDWOOD FLOORING

(270) 446-9473 • (270) 287-2506 VINYL SIDIND DOORS WINDOWS DECKS 404 SPRING ST. CLARKSON, KY 42726

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Benefit Dinner and Auction

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DIVORCE without Children $95, Divorce with children $95. With FREE name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast, easy and professional. Call 1-888-789-0198.

Always looking to buy old cars, parts or whole, running or not, especially 60’s Fords. Falcon, Fairlane, Galaxie, Mustang, etc. Call 270-945-9809 or email carparts@insightbb.com.

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Report suspected illegal activity in your neighborhood by calling the Meade County Sheriff’s Department anonymous tip line at 270-422-4673 or email drugtips@bbtel. com.

2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, long bed truck, cruise, slide window, gooseneck ball, rhino liner, aluminum toolbox, tow package, 58,700 miles, runs great. $14,500.00 Call 270-8288233.

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Quarterly Salem Association WMU Meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at Buck Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Loretta Skaggs, Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Assistant, will tell about the Meade County Schools Back-Pack Program. A lunch buffet of homemade soups will be provided following the meeting. Bring sandwiches, salad, or dessert. Visitors are welcome. Childcare provided. Call June at 270-422-3820 for more information.

1986 Iroc Z Camaro, 350 tuned port, fuel injection, 65,000 original miles, ttops, PW, PDL, all original, maroon with grey interior, A1 shape, garage kept, only been in the rain twice. Super nice car, it is a keeper! Call to set up an appointment to see. Must sell, sacrifice price at $7,500, serious inquiries only. 270945-1615.

Now Hiring- Former infantry, scouts, and tankers to instruct at Fort Knox. Requirements: SFC or higher, MOS 19D, 19K, or 11B. Eith ANCOC or higher or experience as a Platoon Sergeant. Also seeking SSG 19D with BNCOC to instruct IET. Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to work as part of a team. Prefer experience as an Instructor. Contact: Northop Grumman P.O. Box 150, Fort Knox 40121 Attn: James Green. (270) 304-8809. Apply online at www.northropgrumman.com

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Road to Financial Freedom Class. First Baptist Church 338 High Street, Brandenburg. Jan. 4, 11, 18, and 25. The times are 9 and 11 a.m. services. The Morning Bible Study will have a workbook to go along with the actual study at 10 a.m. Call 270-422-3355 for more information.

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

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Ford F-150 Extended Cab. 146,000 miles. Perfect for teenage boy or for someone who wants a truck to haul stuff in. Asking $4,000 or best offer. Call 270-4227180.

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EYSA -- Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being processed. Go to www.elizabethtownyouthsoccer.com to sign-up and get further information.

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22+ acres, great for hunting or future home site, beautiful view, rural area, six miles from Brandenburg ByPass, $44,000. Call 270668-1800.

GOT LAND?

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

HUNTER’S DREAM 61 acres Breckinridge County. Perfect turkey and deer hunting. $1500 an acre. 367 acres in Lewis County off Interstate 65. $675 an acre.

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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 ac. Perfect hunting in Breck Co. only $1500 per acre. Possible owner financing.

Real Estate Development

We buy and sell land

270-547-4222 Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing 3 to 10 acres, nice, open, level, and some woods, very private, located in Breckinridge County. $1000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.kylandco.com. 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 at 1165 Medley Drive, Meade Co. $5,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.kylandco.com. Quiet neighborhood, white vinyl siding. 3 bd, 1 ba house with attached 1 car garage, new flooring and paint. Spacious rooms, small lot, located at 903 Park Ave. in Irvington. Breckinridge County. $4,900 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.ky-landco.com. Across from golf course, 1015 Ottercreek Road in Vine Grove, Hardin County. A 3 bd, 1 ba clean, new paint, movein ready. $4,900 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.ky-landco.com. New Construction 4 bd. 2 ba. Beautiful home on 1 acre, must see, located at 1302 Centerview Rough River Road, Hudson. Call for details. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.ky-landco.com. 2 to 6 acres, open, level, some wooded lots, county water already on property, nice location in Breckinridge County $500 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.kylandco.com. 23 acres, mostly wooded, located off Green Valley Ranch Road in Payneville area, hunters bring your guns! $1,800 per acre. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.ky-landco. com. Horse lovers here is your land, 20 acres already fenced, open and beautiful, Circle K Road in Lodiburg, Breckinridge County. $900 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.ky-landco.com. Totally secluded, gorgeous building site 10+ acres 7 miles outside of Irvington in Breckinridge County. $900 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.ky-landco.com. 13 acres, open with some woods, pond, and metal building, septic and electric in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County $1,900 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www.kylandco.com. Call our friendly sales associates today! We’re open 7 days a week, and visit our website at www. ky-landco.com. For many more listings, call 866-865-5263.

(270) 422-2282

Furnished Apartment

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

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88.9 acres in Ohio County. $1400 an acre.

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

Country Squire Homes

COUNTRY VILLAGE

We pay cash for farms or land. Call Marion at 6684035 or www.mwlandforsale.com.

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 www.mhdrealty.com* 2 bed, 2 bath, new carpet, deep well, 1+ ac off Hwy79 at Mt. Merino Rd. Irvington area of Breck Co. $37,500/$2,50 down, $287.45 mo. * 3 bed, 2 bath, 1200+ sq.ft home Summit area of Hardin Co. Broker owned. $54,900/$4,900 down, $553.50 mo. Pmt.* 3 bed, 2 bath on 1+ ac off US60. Ready to move-in, fresh paint and carpet. Meade Co. Broker owned $79,900. Farm house in need of repair on 1+ac, Rhodelia area, Meade Co., new septic. $29,900/$2,900 down, $298.89 mo. Pmt. *Payment based on 13% fixed rate on 360 month term. $250 closing cost. No Pre-Payment Penalty. No Qualifying. Ready for your mobile/ modular home…1 +/- ac with septic, electric, co. water, off US60, near Ft. Knox, $28,900/$2,900 down, $287.82 mo. pmt. * 170 ac, Big Springs area, Hardin Co. open and wooded, $2,900/ac. 8 ac set-up for home, Payneville area, septic, cistern, electric on site, mobile home in need of repair $29,900/$2,900 down, $298.89 mo. pmt. * OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE

LAND FOR SALE English Estates Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900 Lot 28 - 1.696 acres $19,600

(270) 422-2282 Most All Sizes Available $29.50 and up Easy Access • Call for Availability

(270) 422-2282

Gun Show! Jan 17-18. Sat. 9-5 & Sun 9-4. Somerset. The Center (2292 S. Hwy 27) Buy, Sell, Trade. Info: (563)927-8176. Kenny Woods Gun Show Inc.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 270422-1050. 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 270-5470347 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 270-5470445. AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270497-4885.

Drivers- Miles & Freight: Positions available ASAP! CDL-A with tanker required. Top pay, premium benefits and MUCH MORE! Call or visit us online, 877-484-3061 www. oakleytransport.com Help Wanted: Join Wil-Trans Lease or Company Driver Program. Enjoy our Strong Freight Network. 1-888-2298712. Must be 23. Help Wanted: No Truck Driver Experience- no problem. Wil-Trans will teach you how to drive. Company sponsored CDL Training. 1-888-428-6374. Must be 23.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Corydon Presbyterian Church. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Non-smoking. For more information, please call 270-828-3406.

Buying Scrap Gold and Silver. 10-14-18 kt. Gold. .925 Silver and Silver Coins. Call 270-422-2841 or 270-8726953. Weekend help wanted. Clean stalls, part-time, work around horses. Call 270-828-8285. Always looking to buy old cars, parts or whole, running or not, especially 60’s Fords. Falcon, Fairlane, Galaxie, Mustang, etc. Call 270-9459809 or email carparts@insightbb.com.

ALIVE GROUP-BREAST CANCER – Second Thursday of the month. Call Hardin Memorial Hospital for information. 270-7061064.

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3 Diamond-plated truck toolboxes

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99-Up, 6½-ft. fiberglass bed cover (black)

BED MATS

GM 04-09 Colorado, crew cab pickup (2) 04-09 Colorado, ext. cab pickup (2)

ASSORTED BED MATS

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$15,995 2008 Pontiac G5, #103254 ................................................................................................................ $12,995 2008 Pontiac G6 GT, #132196 ................................................................................................ $14,995 2008 Chevy Impala SS, #225188 ................................................................................. $18,995 2006 Chevy Aveo, #552100 ................................................................................. $8,995 2006 Chevy 1500, ext. cab, #115616 ....................................................... $18,995 2005 GMC Canyon Crew, #281159 ............................................... $13,995 2005 Ford F-150, ext. cab, #A31947 ................................... $15,995 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade, #723894 ..................... $11,995 2004 Chevy 1500, reg. cab, 4x4, #256983..... $12,995

2008 Ford Mustang, #109021 ......................................................................................................................

Dachshund, 8 weeks old.

Located at the junction of Hwy 1638 and Hwy 448 in Brandenburg

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TOPS Buck Grove Baptist Church. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Lena at 270422-2692. HOPE & HEALING Grief Support GroupFree 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.

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TRUCK PARTS AND ACCESSORIES Roommate wanted. Nice, neat, normal roommate wanted to share my house. Have your own bedroom, share everything else. Third spare bedroom, front and back porches, front and back yards, two sheds for storage and carport. Asking $375 a month, includes utilities and everything. Asking for references, and proof of your job. Call 270-316-9116.

REPORT A CRIME, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Center, Radcliff Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

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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! 888-780-5539

THE OPEN DOOR AL-TEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270-497-4885.

ALATEEN meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. for teens ages 11-19 at the Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108. Any teen whose life is or has been affected by drinking problems in a family member or friend. Call for more information, 270-547-4569 or 270-4974885.

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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 Lot 10 - 3.46 acres $25,500 Lot 14 - 2.5297 acres $17,000 Lot 15 - 2.5399 acres $17,000

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