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The Lady Waves defeated Breckinridge County during the rivals’ second meeting of the season last Saturday.

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Agencies working together to fight county’s drug problems Prescription medicines a common form of drug abuse with local teens By Crystal Benham

Marijuana, methamphetamines, and pharmaceutical drugs are among the primary drug threats in

Kentucky, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. At no surprise, Brandenburg Police Chief Jeff Cox and Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick said the county struggles with all

Police use DNA to arrest Ekron rapist

of those illegal substances. “Right now, we’re finding the problem (in Meade County) is methamphetamines and pills … narcotics, like pain pills — Oxycontin, Percocets and Lortabs — and anything that can be prescribed,” Kerrick said. Kerrick said he and his staff have also found the il-


legal use of narcotics to be a problem with teenagers. “In talking with (Officer) Mike Cummings (a drug enforcement officer at Meade County High School) and the department heads, we feel that pills are the big problem over at the schools,” he said. “We investigate all occurrences,

and like the high school, we have a zero tolerance policy.” Kerrick said teens purchasing pills for illegal use are doing so off campus. If a student is found with possession of illegal substances such as narcotics, he or she is immediately taken out of school, funneled

through the court system and tried as either an adult or a minor, depending on the age. The student’s punishment is based on the severity of the charges. Last year, the Sheriff’s department scoured the high school twice and the

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Kentucky State Police officers used DNA to link an Ekron man to a rape committed in the Ekron community in May 2008. William Fanning, 29, was arrested Jan. 26 on charges of first degree rape, first degree sodomy, and first degree burglary. He is presently lodged at the Meade County jail. On May 30, 2008, Fanning invaded the home of William Lee Fanning a 63-year-old Ekron woman and attacked her. According to Kentucky State Police reports, officers used DNA to link Fanning to the attack.

Teens STAT flighted after car accident By Laura Saylor BRANDENBURG — Two Meade County High School students were STAT flighted out of Meade-Olin Park on Sunday after they were involved in a dangerous car accident. High school juniors Bliss Powers and Blair Brangers were injured after colliding with another vehicle on State Route 933 near Meade-Olin Park.. According to the Meade County Sheriff’s Department’s accident report, the teens were traveling southbound in the same vehicle when Powers attempted to make a left-hand turn from State Route

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‘Standard wins 25 awards from KY Press Assoc. Staff Report The News Standard

The staff of The News Standard is happy to announce to its readers that The News Standard was honored with 25 awards at the Kentucky Press Association 2009 Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest. General manager Charlotte Fackler, editor Laura Saylor, sports editor Ben Achtabowski, and former assistant editor Jorena Faulkner all received individual awards for work completed during 2008.



Dozens of Meade County residents waited in line at Midway Petroleum on Wednesday, desperate for gasoline and diesel fuel to run their generators. The gas station was one of only two in the county able to provide fuel.

More than 3,000 without power, crews working ‘round the clock By Laura Saylor Though power outages and waterboiling advisories still plague Meade County after Tuesday night’s dangerous ice storm, officials feel lucky the county isn’t in as devastating shape as western portions of the state. Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson said areas west of Grayson County are in “war zone” conditions with entire counties lacking electricity, water, and any form of communication with emergency dispatchers. Fire Chief Larry Naser said county firefighters have been responding to dozens of calls — including three structure fires — though luckily no deaths or serious injuries have occurred. “We’re fortunate so far,” Naser said Saturday morning. The winter storm blanketed much of the mid-west, stretching as far south as Texas and as far east as North Carolina. National news reports call Kentucky the “hardest hit” state, with the Kentucky Public Service Commission estimating 607,000 customers without power on Thursday. According to the Commission, the storm has now caused the largest power outage on record in Kentucky, exceeding the 600,000 customers who lost power on Sept. 14, 2008, as a result of powerful winds from Hurricane Ike. Tim Gossett, vice president of Meade County RECC, said the storm is the worst in the cooperative’s history, and said crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore electricity to all its customers. An initial 21,000 customers were out of


Sagging tree limbs, downed power lines, and treacherous road conditions made travel nearly impossible Wednesday morning all across Meade County. electricity, Gossett said, though as of Saturday morning only 3,100 Meade County residents were still in the dark. He said the cooperative’s biggest issue was securing its transmission loop with Big Rivers Electricity in Henderson, Ky. Several thousand residences regained power Friday night around 9:30 p.m., including areas of Doe Valley, Brandenburg and Battletown. “It may be several more days before we get power fully restored,” Gossett said. “But we’re going to get everyone as quickly as we can.” Gossett said contract crews and out-ofstate electric company workers are aiding RECC’s overwhelming process of turning on customers’ lights. He encouraged people to stay away

from downed power lines, and to report damaged lines by contacting RECC at 270-422-2162 or toll free at 877-276-5353. As ice and snow begin to melt, Gossett said the potential exists for more power lines to break. “When a big piece of ice or snow falls off a line ... it kind of flops the line up and down like a bow string,” Gossett said. “As everything melts, too, the lines start to raise back up ... some of them getting caught in more branches.” Dodson said shelters have been available at different places around the county. The Meade County High School was operational as a shelter on Wednesday, then it lost power in the late morning. Those



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Digital TV conversion to carry on as planned Submitted by ConnectKentucky

ConnectKentucky is uniquely positioned to assist with education and awareness programs on the Digital TV (DTV) conversion required for all television reception by Feb. 17, 2009. Leveraging CK’s network of partners and technology will allow ConnectKentucky to provide DTV conversion assistance to Kentuckians.

Background In February 2009, analog broadcast television in the United States ends as the nation’s television stations complete the transition to an all-digital system. TV sets receiving programming through cable or satellite are not affected. TV sets relying on “over

the air” broadcasting with an antenna for signal reception are affected by the cutoff of analog broadcasts. An antenna set-up should work for homes currently receiving a strong, clear analog signal. However, with an insufficient antenna set-up there may not be a picture at all. Older TVs without an internal digital tuner will require the installation of a converter box. TVs sold after March 1, 2007 are required to have an internal digital tuner. The City of Louisville completed a blackout test and received 419 responses from households that use an antenna to watch TV. Forty-eight percent of antenna watchers wanted to speak with someone about the blackout. Three-quarters of the antenna watchers

use TV sets older than one year. To continue receiving television after the February 2009 digital switch, you will need to do one of the following things: •Purchase a digital TV converter box (available from major retailers). They cost between $40 and $60. Once connected to a sufficient antenna, your TV will still receive free, over-theair programs. The federal government will issue up to two free converter box coupons (valued at $40 each) to households to help defray the cost of converter boxes. Request your coupons! •Purchase a new television set with a built-in digital tuner and connect it to a sufficient antenna. •Subscribe to cable or satellite.

Girl Scout cookies are safe to eat amid peanut butter scare Submitted by the Girl Scouts of America

LOUISVILLE — Little Brownie Bakers, which is based in Louisville and supplies Girl Scout Cookies to Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, said on its Web site, “The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout® cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall … PCA (Peanut Corporation of America) does not supply peanut butter used in the Company’s Tagalongs® or Do-sidos® branded Girl Scout cookies.” According to Girl Scouts of the USA, neither of the two licensed bakers affiliated with Girl Scout Cookies, ABC Interbake or Little Brownie Bakers, purchase their peanut butter from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter warning. FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that PCA is the focus

of their investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana CEO Terry Blackwell says, “Girl Scouts is confident in the product that we provide and the relationship we have with our vendor partners. The Girl Scout Cookie program teaches our girls vital business skills and we hope that everyone will continue to support the work of our organization.” In addition, Girl Scout of Kentuckiana is offering to anyone who has purchased Tagalongs or Dosi-dos the opportunity to exchange those for a non peanut butter cookie. “We want to make sure everyone has confidence in our product,” Blackwell said. “And if someone wants to change their order, we’ll be more than happy to accommodate

them.” The cookie program is vital to girl leadership development. By participating in the program, Girl Scouts learn skills like goal setting, business communication, teamwork and money management, which result in girls having more confidence and a higher selfesteem. Proceeds from the cookie program help troops pay for their activities and adventures, as well as allow the Girl Scout Council to support its programs and maintain camp properties. The annual Girl Scout Cookie program depends on the public’s support to make it successful. When you purchase Girl Scout cookies, you’re not only satisfying your sweet tooth, but you’re also helping our girls grow into strong, successful young women. For more information, visit or

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933 onto a private lane, but failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle driven by Edmond Wiseman, of Brandenburg, and occupying Rebecca Eaton, of Brandenburg. Powers’ car was struck on the right side, causing

it to skid off the side of the road and strike a utility pole. Wiseman’s vehicle then struck a third vehicle occupied by Terry Benham, Jeremy Benham and John Thomas — all of Brandenburg — which had been traveling behind Powers. Powers and Brangers were flown to the University of Louisville hospital after a STAT fight helicopter landed in the lower

soccer field of Meade-Olin Park. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on Sunday. Sheriff’s Department deputies, and Meade County EMT and fire district personnel reported to the accident. Powers is a volleyball and basketball player for Meade County High School. Brangers is a volleyball and softball player for the Lady Waves.


Emergency responders transferred Bliss Powers and Blaire Brangers into a STAT Flight helicopter at Meade-Olin Park after the teens were injured in a car accident on State Route 933 last Sunday.

Awards From page A1 The awards ceremony was held Jan. 23 at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville, as the conclusion to the Kentucky Press Association 2009 Winter Convention and Trade Show. Hundreds of journalists from across the state attended the ceremony in anticipation of winning honors in the contests’ various categories. Newspapers were divided into classes based on publication and subscription totals. Members of the Arizona Press Association judged the Kentucky newspapers’ entries. General Manager Charlotte Fackler won first place best spot news coverage; third place best picture essay. Editor Laura Saylor won first place best editorial; first place best spot news picture; second place best enterprise or analytical story; second place best


The News Standard was presented with the General Excellence Award for associate newspapers. on-going/extended coverage story; second place best picture essay; third place best front page; third place best headline; third place best editorial page. Sports editor Ben Achtabowski won first place best sports picture essay; second place best sports page/section; second place best sports column; second place best sports picture essay; third place best sports story; third place best feature story Former staff writer

Jorena Faulkner won first place best investigative story; first place best column; second place best business page; second place best business story; third place best extended coverage story; third place best feature picture; third place best investigative story; honorable mention best business story. The staff of the News Standard was also presented with the overall General Excellence Award for all newspapers in the associate division.

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Be wary of pricegougers after storm For the second time in price-gouging laws. just six months, Mother These consumer proNature has again tested tection measures will reour resolve. The main in place for destructive winds Attorney 30 days and allow that swept across me to investigate General Kentucky in Sepand prosecute, tember have been where approprireplaced by snow, ate, those who ice and bitter cold. sell gasoline, genAlthough very diferators, building ferent storms; the supplies, hotel end result is much rooms, kerosene, the same. and other necesA record numsary goods and ber of Kentucky Jack Conway services at an exfamilies are again orbitant price in a without power, homes time of emergency. are damaged, lives have I would encourage conbeen lost and Kentucky sumers to be our eyes and is in a state of emergency. ears throughout the ComMy thoughts and prayers monwealth. If you see evare with the more than idence of price-gouging, 600,000 families who lost please send digital photos power in the wake of this or scanned receipts to icdevastating winter storm. It is during times of nat- gov. You may also call ural disaster that we see our consumer protection both the best and worst hotline at 1-888-432-9257. in people. In September, I also want to warn I was reminded time and residents about unscruagain of what it truly pulous contractors who means to be a Kentuckian; may attempt to prey on neighbors helping one an- storm victims. Always be other and strangers com- wary of “storm chasers.” ing to the aid of those in Storm chasers are contracneed. However, we were tors who travel across the also reminded that there country to communities are people who seek to who’ve been affected by profit while others suffer. inclement weather. That is why Gov. It is always best to work Beshear and I have again with contractors who you acted quickly to ensure know and trust. If you that those who have fallen have questions about the victim to the winter storm legitimacy of a contractor, will not be victimized a you may contact your losecond time by storm re- cal Better Business Bureau lated price-gouging. or our Consumer ProtecOn Jan. 28, one day af- tion Division. ter Gov. Beshear signed an executive order declarJack Conway was elected ing a state of emergency, I as the 49th Attorney Genasked him for an emergen- eral of the Commonwealth cy order that would also of Kentucky in November implement Kentucky’s 2007.

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Insurers must cover colorectal cancer screenings Anyone who has lost a late to implement treatment. loved one to terminal illness My family’s story is not knows that it is one of the unique: Colorectal cancer — most painful experiences cancer of the colon and recthat can be endured. tum — kills nearly Yet across Kentucky, From the Lt. 900 Kentuckians eveach year family and Governor ery year and is the friends are forced to second most comwatch helplessly as mon cause for cancer they lose their loved death in Kentucky. ones to diseases that The frequency of are treatable if decolon cancer’s octected early. currence surprises It is high time that many, but the numboth doctors and ber of Kentuckians patients take steps who will die of coDaniel to encourage all lon cancer each year Mongiardo equals or exceeds Kentuckians to get screened for potenthe number who die tial health risks, especially from breast cancer, cervical one of the least discussed cancer, HIV/AIDS and tuand most prevalent in our berculosis combined. Howstate: colon cancer. ever, when diagnosed early, My understanding of co- the survival rate for colon lon cancer not only stems cancer is around 90 percent. from over twenty years of The later colon cancer is deexperience as a medical doc- tected, the lower the survival tor, but from personal ex- rate. Across the Commonperience: my mother died wealth, we must not only of colon cancer at the age of begin to educate the public, 47. She — like so many oth- but provide a simpler route ers — had not been educated to frequent and accessible in the symptoms, was not screenings. tested and did not consult a In order to encourage doctor when chronic, tell-tale early detection and prevent signs of cancer worsened. As further unnecessary deaths, a result, by the time the colon the Commonwealth recently cancer was detected, it had adopted legislation requiring metastasized to her liver: too insurers to cover screening

tests for Kentuckians at risk for colorectal cancer. As of January 1, 2009, Senate Bill 96 requires that all health benefit plans cover colorectal cancer screening examinations and tests for individuals in accordance with the American Cancer Society guidelines. As a result of this enacted legislation, all individuals who are 50 years old or older are covered, as well as younger individuals who are at a higher risk for colorectal cancer due to family history or preexisting conditions. There are a number of different tests used to detect colorectal cancer or precancerous polyps, including colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy or virtual colonoscopy. These procedures are widely available, highly effective, and relatively straightforward. One of the primary risk factors for colon cancer is never having been screened — so it is important to ask your doctor about the screening opportunities available in your area. I am proud to have my colleague, Senator Tom Buford, join me in this effort to raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer screenings and encourage

Fearmongering often becomes a technique successfully employed by opponents of good policy that threatens their comfort zone. Their goal: Protect the status quo by playing on fear. For example, big spenders in Washington, D.C. — both parties included — succeeded in preventing younger workers from controlling their retirement savings by claiming such a plan would break the bank for those already retired. Ironically, many of these big spenders wrote the checks for porkbarrel projects that helped drain Social Security. That shameful behavior made the problem worse. The so-called Social Security Trust Fund doesn’t have the assets now to pay off obligations — IOUs that will increase as more workers retire, leaving fewer contributors to pay the tab. The fearmongers offer few solutions beyond “everyone is going to have to share in the pain.” That’s code for “tax increases.” Now, that’s scary — especially during an economic recession. Fearmongers also shine when it comes to free-trade agreements. America loses too many jobs through outsourcing, they say in op-

students from already strug- in the “resegregation” of gling public schools, leaving schools, research from the only failing, poor and minor- U.S. Department of Educaity students behind. tion shows that miBut a new report Bluegrass norities comprise a written by John Garhigher percentage Beacon en, chairman of the of charter-school University of Kenstudent populations tucky Department of than their traditional Economics, should public-school counbring peace to hearts terparts. stained by the fearIn fact, legislators mongering forces can write laws in opposed to school a way that targets choice. fundJim Waters school-choice Garen presents ing for students from evidence of schoollower-income and choice success from sev- disadvantaged households. eral states and cities where So what do the fearmonparents determine which gers fear? They fear that schools get the students and competition will shine the the money that accompanies light on failing Kentucky them. schools, inadequate teachFor example, Michigan al- ers and wasteful spending lows charter schools. These to the point that parents and public schools promise to their legislative representaperform at a higher level tives will insist that failing in exchange for freedom schools improve or close. from teacher unions and They don’t want the combureaucratic red tape. These monwealth to get serious hurdles often tie the hands about educating kids. of principals and teachers. Kentuckians should fear Michigan school districts that. that lost more than 6 percent of their students to charter Jim Waters is the director of schools “responded to the policy and communications for competitive threat” by im- the Bluegrass Institute, Kenproving their scores in math tucky’s free-market think tank. and reading. You can reach him at jwaters@ As for school-choice op- You can ponents, who scare the pub- read previously published collic with claims that it results umns at

all Kentuckians with a family history or elevated risk of colon cancer to consult with their doctors. As the sponsor of Senate Bill 96, Senator Buford has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for colon cancer awareness, and it is through his hard work and determination that this bill became a reality. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Senator Buford in our efforts to educate the public about this disease. The battle against colon cancer is not a Democrat or a Republican issue — it will take us all, working together, to help win the fight against this disease. I urge you, in 2009, to make a resolution to get tested, encourage loved ones to get screened or simply learn your risk for colon cancer. Together — with the help of Senate Bill 96 — we can make strides in the fight against one of Kentucky’s greatest health threats. Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo successfully ran for the State Senate in 2000 and served the counties of Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry until his election to the office of Lieutenant Governor in 2008.

Help for job hunting We’ve nothing to fear but fearmongers themselves Veterans Post Freddy Groves If you’re newly discharged or just about to be, chances are you’re looking for a job. Here are some online places to search: •Hire Vets First [www.] is loaded with resources for both jobseeking veterans and the employers who want to hire them. The site has links to One-Stop Career Centers in every state, or call the main number at 877-US2-JOBS for direct assistance. •Post your resume on Monster [ com]. It has an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to let veteran-owned businesses post their job listings. •Post as well on Hire a Hero []. •Don’t miss Civilian Jobs [], especially the list of job fairs for 2009. A few fairs coming up are: Feb. 12 — Marine Corp Base Camp, Pendleton, Calif. Feb. 26 — Moody Air Force Base, Ga. March 13 — Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma,

Ariz. Click on the folder icon next to each entry for a file with all the information pertinent to that job fair. Be sure to scroll to the very bottom of the 2009 list and click on the link to other job fairs. All of them are military-related and held at or near military installations. No matter what Web site you visit, look at any information about resume writing. There’s a real skill to this, and the more you know, the better your resume will be. Sometimes it isn’t easy translating military jobs into civilian positions. The Hire Vets First site has a Military Skills Translator to help you figure out your civilian job equivalent. Rules of thumb: Always say yes to resume writing help. Learn how to modify it to fit various jobs you apply for. The same goes for offers of interview skills practice: Always say yes. If you have a security clearance, add it to your resume. It will open doors. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com.

position of free trade. Yet, they rarely mention that U.S. companies always outsource and in-source jobs. As an example, a new Cato Institute report on free trade by Daniel Griswold highlights what happened at Caterpillar Inc., a wellknown Illinois company that makes earth-moving equipment. Between 2005 and 2007, the company enjoyed booming worldwide sales, his report stated. During this time, Caterpillar earned 63 percent of its sales abroad, which resulted in an increase of nearly 7,000 jobs in the U.S. That domestic job growth serves as a testament to “fear not” the free-trade fearmongers. Meanwhile, education remains a favorite target of fearmongers, who often turn out to be nothing more than naïve legislators unaware of how bureaucrats and labor bosses at teachers unions play them. For example, a favorite argument propagated by education fearmongers: making public education compete for students and money through school choice would destroy Kentucky schools. They would also have us believe that school choice would skim “the cream of the crop”

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Horse lover’s life filled with Six years ago, life wasn’t painting a pretty picture for artist Donna Hibbs. The “country girl trapped in the city,” found herself battling cancer, dealing with being a single mom, and lying in a ditch beneath her big Arabian horse. Today, a severely broken leg has healed without complications, her son is doing well in college, and she’s cancer-free. And when it comes to horses, the woman whose e-mail address is “kyhorsebabe,” is back in the saddle after a life that’s taken several twists and turns shaping the person she has become. Hibbs wasn’t reared on a farm, but she admired the sleek and beautiful animals a neighbor kept in a field behind her suburban Louisville home. “My dad was a friend of the farmer, so I got to spend some time with the horses, but was never allowed to have one of my own. I loved them so much. I can remember getting down

on all fours when I was a kid and pretending to be one,” she says. No amount of persuasion could convince her family to purchase a horse, so she resorted to painting her favorite creatures. That experience, plus a year spent living with her artistic grandmother in Salem, Ind., led to an art scholarship at Morehead University following graduation from Southern High in 1981. Plans to study to become a commercial artist went by the wayside when she found the studies “boring” and decided to spice things up by taking equestrian classes and minoring in horticulture. She discovered a background in art allowed her to have unique abilities to visualize, making her a natural for the landscape design field. Her first job in landscaping was at the Memphis Zoo where she learned about animals and the


Cast-iron Style Smothered Chicken I’ve joined the cast-iron cookware collectors’ cult. We’re a small but passionate group with a common cause: the restoration of antique castiron cookware. I can’t pass up a thrift store or garage sale without purchasing one or two pieces, as long as they’re in good condition. My cast-iron cookware is not just for display; I use it on a daily basis. My love affair with cast-iron cookery began when my mother, Angeline, gave me the heavy, black, cast-iron skillet that originally belonged to my grandmother, Willie Mae Davis. The thing I love most about cooking in my grandmother’s cast-iron skillet is that it’s a direct connection to my history and heritage. I don’t fry foods very often, but my heirloom skillet is my pan of choice for the task. As I stand there turning pieces of fish or chicken in the bubbling, hot oil, I think about all the other women in my family who have done the same with this pan. In times past, properly seasoned cast iron was the nonstick cookware of its day. It can stand up to high heat and almost any type of utensil without damaging its surface. Castiron cookware also leaches small amounts of iron into the food, a helpful benefit for those


Although pet portraits are a speciality, Donna Hibbs does all kinds of art work, including this rendering of a 1940s model panel truck that captured her imagination. She credits an appreciation for vehicles to her father, who once raced in a vintage Corvette. Collectibles related to the horse industry also predominate at the 10-by10 foot booth she maintains at Peddler’s Mall in Shelbyville, Ky. “There’s just something so beautiful and graceful about them. Also, having a horse was good therapy

who have iron deficiencies. Cast iron heats up slowly, so using the cookware requires a little planning, but once it’s hot, it distributes the heat evenly and holds it steadily like an oven, and seasoned cast iron doesn’t require oil to sear or blacken meats. Recently, I purchased a large, cast-iron skillet for my daughter, Deanna, which she immediately put to use to pan-sear fish. So, from mother to daughter to granddaughter and great-granddaughter, the cast-iron tradition continues in our family, one fabulous meal at a time. And to think that it all started with a single pan from my grandmother, Willie Mae. Cast-Iron-Style Smothered Chicken 1 large fryer (3 to 3 1/2 pounds), cut up into serving pieces 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 cups water or chicken broth 1 tablespoon butter Place a large, cast-iron skillet over high heat. Sprinkle the bottom of the skillet evenly with the salt. Wash the chicken pieces and pat them dry with food-safe paper towels. Sprinkle the pieces with the pepper and poultry seasoning. Place the chicken pieces, skin-side down, in the hot skillet. Cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes. Cover the skillet with a heavy lid and turn the heat down to medium. The chicken will release juices and fats that will “fry” the chicken and crisp the skin. Let the chicken cook about 30 minutes.

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types of habitat they require. She also did landscaping on the Summit Shopping Center in Louisville and now works for GreenScapes, a Louisvlle-based landscape design company. A love for the rural life and small towns has taken her from Nelson County, where she taught art at St. Joseph’s School in Bardstown and operated Belladonna Art Studio, to Shelby County where she lives in a tenant house on Guist Creek Farm. Another move, to Mt. Washington, is planned in the near future. “My mom always introduces me as her vagabond daughter, the starving artist,” she says, laughing. Horses are still a big part of her life, as she boards her two Tennessee Walking horses at her sister-in-law’s farm in Bullitt County. Although she does all types of oils and watercolors and calls herself an animal portrait artist, horses remain her favorite animal to draw.

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while I was dealing with my cancer. When you work with a horse, you don’t see anything else,” she explains. Hibbs sums up her feelings by offering a quote from Winston Churchill: “There is something about the outside of a

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“I cook soup in quantity, because my family loves leftovers. To cool a big pot quickly, I keep a clean, plastic water bottle mostly filled with water, which I freeze. I use it to stir the soup. It cools down quickly, and then I can stick it in smaller containers in the fridge.” — V.L., via e-mail To test whether the oil in a deep fryer or fry pan is ready, try dropping a single kernel of popping corn into it. If it’s hot enough, it should pop. Go Green Tip: Here’s a great resource for all things green — www.earth911. com. You can find information on recycling and other topics, all of which better our world and save you money. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Civil War expert to speak during ECTC’s special Lincoln Bicentennial Speaker Series Submitted by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College “Lincoln Bicentennial Speakers Series” will present an address on “Lincoln’s Wartime Leadership and Presidency” by Prof. Charles P. Roland, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 in room 112A of the Administration Building. The talk is free and open to the public. Roland is one of the nation’s most distinguished and respected authorities on the Civil War. Among the nearly dozen books Roland has published are American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War, Grant, Lee, Lincoln, and the Radicals: Essays on Civil War Leadership, The Confederacy, and No Band of Brothers: Problems in Rebel High Command. Now retired from the classroom, Roland taught for over 36 years at Tulane University and then the University of Kentucky, with stints as

Storm From page A1 71 people relocated to Meade County Fire District Headquarters where they were warmed and fed. Dodson said two key rumors he wanted to dispel were talk that the Meade County Water District was shutting off its service. Dodson said that information is not true, and is unsure how the rumor started. Customers of the county water district — not including those who use Brandenburg water — should boil their water before its consumed, Dodson said. Water should remain at a rolling boil for three to five minutes, then be cooled before it’s drank. If boiling is not an option, 16 drops of common

Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Alabama, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Army War College. Roland’s contributions to Civil War studies have won him top awards from the national Civil War Education Foundation, the Chicago Civil War Roundtable, and the Kentucky Civil War Roundtable. Roland has served as the Chair of the Department of Army’s Historical Advisory Committee, as a member of the Advisory Board of Civil War Programs at Gettysburg College, and as past President of the Southern Historical Association. In addition, Roland has received the US Military Academy Commander’s Metal for Outstanding Service, the Outstanding Civilian Service Metal and Citation from the Department of the Army, and the Secretary of the Army’s Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service. Previous speakers in


Professor Charles P. Roland will offer a presentation titled “Lincoln’s Wartime Leadership and Presidency” as part of ECTC’s Lincoln Bicentennial Speaker Series.

the series have been State Historian and Georgetown College Professor James Klotter, and ECTC History Professor Douglas Cantrell. For more information, contact Professor Gary Stearns at 270-706-8561 or e-mail gary.stearns@kctcs. edu.

household bleach should be added to every one gallon of water, which should then be allowed to stand for 30 minutes, Dodson said. A second batch of misinformation that Dodson had received calls about is residents inquiring about free generators provided by FEMA. Dodson said there are no free generators available in the area, and that information may have been misheard from a state news station. The use of generators is cautioned by state officials as six deaths across the Commonwealth are being linked to carbon monoxide poisoning. On Thursday, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson asked Kentuckians to heed safety warnings when using generators and to not use unsafe heating alternatives, such as grills or stoves. Dodson said residents

should take the time to reevaluate the last few days and consider ways they could have been more prepared for weather emergencies such as power outages and lack of water. “The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight,” Dodson said. “(County officials) are doing what they can to (get things back to normal). Right now, we’re just encouraging patience.” More snow is predicted to hit the area on Monday and Tuesday, though Dodson said the storm doesn’t appear to present any major problems for the area. He urges residents to listen to weather updates as they can. For more information about emergency preparedness, visit www.meadeema. com. See more winter storm photos on Page A10.


Meade County Road Department workers pulled long shifts last week as they plowed and salted main roadways all throughout the county.

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Drug From page A1 parking lot once, with their respected drug-sniffing dog, Sarah. This year, Kerrick said he plans to visit Stuart Pepper Middle School. “There have been rumors of students getting the inkling to try things,” he said. “We just feel it’s best to check it out.” Sarah is used mainly during house searches and traffic stops. She was responsible for helping the Sheriff’s department locate a large sum of money while acting on a search warrant. The money was linked to drugs, Kerrick said. Though two different entities, Brandenburg PD and the Sheriff’s Department work as a team to crack down on trafficking, manufacturing and possession of drugs while also promoting drug awareness and prevention, Cox said. “We call it the ‘county’s drug enforcement program’ because it’s the entire county and we look at it as the city and county are two different agencies but we’re all working toward the same (goal),” Cox said. Cox and Kerrick believe the Sheriff’s Department’s unanimous tip line is a big resource, and both wish more residents would use it. “If we had more folks that would call unanimously, then our detectives would go out every day on those leads and investigate them,” Kerrick said. After taking office in November 2007, Kerrick decided containing Meade County’s drug problem would be his number one priority. Since then, he has acquired two undercover detectives, both of which can credit the

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well.” Cox works closely with neighboring Indiana State Police Officers and their “meth team.” “We’re in contact with them and talk to them quite often,” he said. “We’re getting ready to look through (records) and see if we have any (drug dealers) that are going above and beyond with what they’re doing. We have a lot of Indiana people that come over here and try to sell or buy drugs.” Both departments expressed the importance of local drug prevention/ awareness programs. Officer Mike Cummings has been the D.A.R.E advocate and instructor for Meade County schools for about 10 years. “There needs to be more education in the home lives for the kids in Meade County, though,” Kerrick said. “If parents use drugs themselves, they don’t need to be doing it in front of their kids.” Brandenburg PD assists with drug awareness/prevention programs by hosting booths at the county fair each year and providing handouts and answering questions about drug abuse. The pamphlets help educate readers on the effects of methamphetamines and other illegal drugs, and the signs and symptoms of a drug abuser. Pamphlets and other drug-related handouts are available at Brandenburg City Hall and the Meade County Sheriff’s Department in the Courthouse. Cox and Kerrick both encourage Meade Countians to utilize their unanimous tip line, 270-422-HOPE (4673), or e-mail drugtips@,, or contact Brandenburg City Hall at 270-422-4981.

tips of county residents for important leads in many of their cases. “It’s like a snowball affect,” he said. “When we catch one, they give away another (clue or person).” Though headway is being made, Kerrick said drug problems, in general, are impossible to completely wipeout. “We’re never ever going to eliminate drugs,” he said. “We might be able to contain them, but you’re not going to be able to eliminate them.” Kerrick said he continues to see an increase in the number of people charged with various drug offenses and the conviction rate in the county is “good.” “I don’t know of any drug offenses that have walked out of the Meade County court system,” he said. “(The court system) is on the same level as us. They want to keep Meade County safe for everyone, as well.” Cox said a set back for his staff is that four of the city’s five police officers have been “raised in the county.” “People know who we are,” Cox said. “So it’s difficult to catch (trafficking) at an eye-to-eye contact with (drug dealers) because they’re going to see you coming a mile away.” Cox said most of the drug related arrests made through the Brandenburg PD are made during regular traffic stops and unanimous tips from residents. “One thing I wish that people understood was that (drug dealers in other) counties don’t just stay in those counties,” Cox said. “A drug dealer is going to come to other counties. Records can show that some of the people arrested for trafficking and charges (in the county) are not always from here and we have other problems that come from Indiana as

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Clifford K. Allen, 53, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. He was a lifelong member of Rock Haven Baptist Church, attended Western Kentucky University and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran, worked in automobile sales for more than 20 years, and managed Greg Coats Cars in Louisville. He was also associated with Land Realty and was the sales manager for Clayton Manufactured Homes. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alice Allen, and his brother, Stephen Wayne Allen. He is survived by his wife, Martha McGehee; his father, Marvin L. Allen, Jr. of Brandenburg; his sister: Sherry (Eddie) LeGrand and his brother Marvin W. (Brenda) Allen, both of Brandenburg. He is also survived by nieces, Missy (Joe) Redmon, Michelle (Monty) Hobbs, Jessie Keys, Holly (Brandon) Nevitt, Amber (John) Shaw, Vanessa (Jason) Hagan; and nephews, Steve (Kim) Allen, Chris (Leigh) Evans and Mark (Jennifer) Evans and 15 great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Feb. 2 from Rock Haven Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Blanc officiating. Burial will follow in Garnettsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m, Sunday and after 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may go to the Rock Haven Baptist Church.

James W. Clater, 83, formerly of Custer, Ky., passed away Monday Jan. 26, 2009 in Sanger, Texas. He was born Oct. 27, 1925 to the late Claud and Ruby Butler Clater. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Ida Bernice Hager Clater. He survived by one son, James “Hank” (Debbie) Clater of Sanger, Texas; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 24 at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky. Burial was followed in Custer Cemetery in Custer, Ky.

Mr. Billy Jo Hendley, 74, of West Point, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Hendley was a member and Deacon of West Point Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Hendley and a sister, Kay Foster. Mr. Hendley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Violet “Vie” Hendley, West Point, Ky.; six children, Walter Hendley and Randy (Shawn) Hendley, both of West Point, Ky., Dale (Lorraine) Hendley, Roanoke, Va., Tim (Ellen) Hendley, Betty (Denis) Tuohy, both of Brandenburg, Cathy (Adam) Jenson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 12 grandchildren, Denis, Brennan and Emily Tuohy, Amanda, Adam, Danielle, Devin, Tabby and Lilly Hendley, Wyatt Moore, Billy Jenson and Courtney Wolterman; two great grandchildren, Gavin Brown and Wesley Bryie; a sister, Nickie Henderson, Rineyville, Ky.; and two brothers, Julian Hendley, Radcliff, Ky.; Tom Hendley, Fairdale, Ky. Funeral services were held Jan. 28, 2009 at West Point Baptist Church with burial in Bethany Memorial Gardens in Louisville. Arrangements were handled by Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the West Point Baptist Church Kitchen Fund. Online condolences may be left at

Brenda Kay Brinegar Brenda Kay Brinegar, age 57, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Brenda was a dedicated witness of Jehovah God and attended the Radcliff Vine Grove Kingdom Hall. She was a loving mother, wife, grandma and a friend to all who is now asleep in death awaiting the new earthly paradise promised by our grand creator Jehovah God. She was preceded in death by her father, Earnest Carr; and her mother and step father, Dorothy Mae Evans Carr Bechtel and Herman Betchel. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John Brinegar of Vine Grove, Ky.; two children; Tammy Varnes and her husband Nathan, and Jeff Brinegar and his fiancé, Alexa Caballero all of Radcliff, Ky.; two sisters and brothers-inlaw, Sandy and Larry Joyner of Burns City, Ind. and Linda and Donnie Edwards of Bloomfield, Ind.; a brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Rhonda Carr of Loogootee, Ind. She leaves six wonderful grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The guest register may be signed at www.

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Saturday, Jan. 31 KID’S SUPER BOWL PARTY 1-3 p.m. at MC Public Library. Football games, crafts, snacks, and prizes. Call 270-422-2094 for information.

Sunday, Feb. 1 BENEFIT SOUP & DESSERT 1-4 p.m. at Salem Baptist Fellowship Hall. For Eddie and Suzanne Hardesty. Eddie has leukemia and will be going to Jacksonville, Fla. for a bone marrow cleansing. He will be there for two months. Donations only; all donations are greatly appreciated. There will also be singers performing. Call 270-422-5727 or 270-547-6346 for information.

Ki Ja Martin Ki Ja Martin, 68, of Radcliff, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of Full Gospel Korean Baptist Church in Radcliff, Ky. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Martin of Radcliff, Ky.; and two sons, Chuck Martin and Thomas Vinson, both of Louisville. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Pastor Steven Song officiating. Burial was held in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

Carol D. Russell Mrs. Carol D. Russell, 82, of Guston, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at Medco Center, Brandenburg. She was a retired catalogue clerk for Sears. Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Russell; her parents, Minnie and Peter Savitski; a daughter, Delores Keen; a brother Robert Savitski; and a granddaughter, Ashley Hill. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Sharon) Spear, Hayden, Ala. and John Hill, Edinburg, Texas; two sisters, Nina Phelp, Muskegon, Mich., and Jeannine (Mark) Furukawa, Crown Point, Ind.; her adored and cherished best friends, Lovell and Ray Cottrell, Guston; six grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Spear, Christopher (Lyndsay) Spear, Denise (Greg) Richards, Daniel Keen, Diana Keen and Kirk (Sue) Hill; 13 great-grandchildren, Steffan, Mason and Sam Spear, Sean, & Ian Richards, Cierra, Jonah & Sammy Keen, Hunter and Amanda Hill, Mitchell and Kyle Raynard and Andrew Reynolds; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 24, 2009 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with Chaplain Larry Vance, officiating. Online condolences may be left at

Sherry Lynn Zetelski Sherry Lynn Zetelski, age 53, of Brandenburg, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. Sherry was a registered nurse, and was preceded in death by her Father, John Krawchock. She is survived by her husband, Alan Zetelski; children, Thomas Zetelski of Brandenburg and Karen Zetelski of Louisville; mother, Betty Krawchock; sisters, Linda (Bob) Sherril of Va., Valerie (Steve) Schott of Calif., and Kim (Gary) Grape United States Air Force stationed in Spain. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 from the chapel of Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Paddack officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2009 from noon to 9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

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BATTLETOWN BUSINESS MEETING The election of officers for the calendar year of 2009 (that had been postponed in December) will be today at 6 p.m. at Battletown Community Park located at 75 Lawson Road. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 270-497-4816 for more information. ADULT BOOK CLUB 6 p.m. at the MC Public Library. “Big Stone Gap” by Adriana Trigiani. Call 270-422-2094 for information. HOPE AND HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 6-7:30 p.m. at Harrison County Hospital, Capitol Room 2, Corydon, Ind. Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. Call 812-738-7893 for information. BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS Combination machine and hand. At the Meade County Extension office Feb. 3, 5, 10 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. Table runner. Pre-register by Jan. 16. Call 270-422-4958 to register and for fee information.

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Charles Mattingly, 79, of Guston passed away Jan. 24, 2009 at his residence. He was employed 31 years at Louisville Gas and Electric. He is the son of the late William and Elvia Holmes Mattingly. He is survived by his wife, Diana Mattingly; two daughters, Deloras Marlene Robbins of Hardinsburg, Ky., Sue Lawson of Guston; three sisters, Paula Robinson of Louisville, Grace Stiles of Battletown, Dorothy Howard of Hudson, Ky.; one grandson, Chucky Robbins of Hardinsburg, Ky. Funeral services were held Jan. 27, 2009 at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky. Burial followed in Freedom Cemetery in Garfield, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may go to Hosparus of Central Kentucky, P.O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

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Parents must take control of child’s life QUESTION: I like your QUESTION: If punishment is never recommended idea of balancing love with for an infant, what form of discipline, but I’m not sure I can do it. My pardiscipline is approFocus on ents were extremely priate at that age? DR. DOBSON: the family rigid with us, and I’m determined not The answer is lovto make that mising leadership. Partake with my kids. ents should have the But I don’t want to courage to do what be a pushover, eiis right for their bather. Can you give bies, even if they me some help in protest vigorously. James finding the middle Dr. Bill Slonecker, Dobson ground between exa Nashville pediatremes? trician and a good DR. DOBSON: Maybe it friend, has stressed the importance of parents taking would clarify the overall charge right from the day of goal of your discipline to birth. Too often he has seen state it in the negative. It is mothers in his private prac- not to produce perfect kids. tice who were afraid of their Even if you implement a infants. They would call his flawless system of discipline office and frantically huff, at home, which no one in “My six-month-old baby is history has done, your chilcrying and seems very hot.” dren will still be children. The doctor would ask if the At times they will be silly, child had a fever, to which lazy, selfish, and, yes, disreMom would reply, “I don’t spectful. Such is the nature know. He won’t let me take of the human species. We as his temperature.” These adults have the same weakmothers had already yield- nesses. Furthermore, when ed their authority to their it comes to kids, that’s how infants. Some would never it should be. Boys and girls are like clocks; you have regain it. Good parenting and lov- to let them run. My point ing leadership go hand in is that the purpose of pahand. And it should begin rental discipline is not to produce obedient little roon “Day One.”

bots who can sit with their hands folded in the parlor thinking patriotic and noble thoughts! Even if we could pull that off, it wouldn’t be wise to try. The objective, as I see it, is to take the raw material with which our babies arrive on this earth, and then gradually mold them into mature, responsible and God-fearing adults. It is a twenty-year process that will bring progress, setbacks, successes and failures. When the child turns thirteen, you’ll swear for a time that he’s missed everything you thought you had taught ... manners, kindness, grace and style. But then maturity begins to take over, and the little green shoots from former plantings start to emerge. It is one of the richest experiences in living to watch that blossoming at the latter end of childhood. QUESTION: I assume that you favor a highly structured curriculum that emphasizes the memorization of specific facts, which I consider to be a very low level of learning. We need to teach concepts to our

kids and help them learn how to think -- not just fill their heads with a bunch of details. DR. DOBSON: I agree that we want to teach concepts to students, but that does not occur in a vacuum. For example, we would like them to understand the concept of the solar system and how the planets are positioned in rotation around the sun. How is that done? One way is for them to learn the distances between the heavenly bodies, i.e., the sun is 93 million miles from Earth, but the moon is only 240,000. The concept of relative positions is then understood from the factual information. What I’m saying is that an understanding of the right factual information can and should lead to conceptual learning. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995(www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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Why is it important to be courteous? Lewis Copeland tells the story of a mother who boasted about the good manners of her little darling at a dinner party. “Charlie, my dear, won’t you have some beans?” she said. “No,” was the ill-mannered reply from the socalled cherub. “No!” exclaimed the astonished mother. “No what?” “No beans,” said the child. You won’t hear “no” without a “thank you” from Gunter, age 7, because he says: “The only time you have to be polite is at the table. It will make the day better.” Gunter, the dinner table is a great place to start, but you’ll find courtesy is useful in many areas of life. Courtesy is important because “you might hurt someone’s feelings,” says Sarah, 8. “You might get told on. You might get a spanking if you live in my house.” A.C., 9, sounds as if he may have been to Sarah’s house: “Courtesy is important so we don’t get out of

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By Crystal Benham

With more than 30 years invested in the horse industry, Pat Mattingly finally gave up … on feed prices. A union sheet metal worker and high school football coach in Louisville, Mattingly spent nearly 30 years preparing for retirement, during which he planned to train and raise Appaloosa horses. But skyrocketing feed prices forced Mattingly to find a less expensive way to continue his hobby. In November 2007 — a little more than a year after Mattingly and his wife, Michelle, moved to Midway from Louisville — he found a solution. “I pretty much refused to pay (the feed prices),” he said. “So, my wife, Michelle, and I talked and I met with some (friends) who had larger stables. Then, I talked with Mr. McRay (the owner of McRay’s Feed Mill) in Harrodsburg, Ky.” A loyal customer and friend to McRay 35 years, Mattingly presented a business proposition to McRay: a discounted price on feed if Mattingly began purchasing five tons of it a month. Needless to say, a deal was made and Mattingly began hauling four tons of feed to friends and keeping one ton for himself. The price he charged his friends was just enough to cover fuel costs for the 102mile trip to the mill. Shortly after he began hauling, Mattingly announced his services on “Tradio” — a trading program played daily on WMMG (93.5 FM) Radio


LEFT: Pat Mattingly shows the different varieties of feeds he keeps in stock. ABOVE: Mattingly presents a recently trained Appaloosa horse in front of the newly constructed feed store located on 150 Midway Road. Station. “I called ‘Tradio’ and told them I had a ton of feed for sale and I gave them the price … my phone liked to have rang off the hook,” he said. The radio announcement was a hit and Mattingly decided that due to popular demand, he’d start selling a little more feed. Soon, five tons of horse feed hauled a month turned into five tons hauled every 21 days, then every two weeks, and before he could blink, Mattingly was hauling every week. After a lengthy discussion with Michelle, Mattingly’s Feed Store was born. Located at 150 Midway Road in Midway, the business was originally open once a week for customers. With the quick support of livestock owners, Mattingly soon outgrew his

tiny venue — a storage space in his barn — and planned construction of a bigger, better building. But Mattingly didn’t just construct an ordinary metal storage building. A quaint porch that extends across the entire front of the building, and large benches that are located on both sides of the entryway beg customers to sit and rest their feet for a spell. The scene resembles a small-town country store from the town of Mayberry. Mattingly also added a much-needed industrial size garage door which is used for customers loading large quantities of feed. With the expansion completed, Mattingly is able to offer new products such as hog, cow, chicken and goat feeds. He now operates the store full-time and has extended his hours to Mon-

day through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Since March of last year, I went through 270 tons of feed, which was much more than I ever anticipated,” he said. “I’m to the point now where hopefully I can add on to my barn in the spring, to actually carry more products.” Mattingly continues to purchase his horse feed at McRay’s, but also uses other suppliers in surrounding areas. “The trouble I’m having right now is keeping everything in stock,” he said. “I’m probably going through 10 or 12 tons of feed a week now.” Mattingly’s focal point is affordable prices. He is currently selling feeds at prices lower than local feed mills were around the same time last year. His prices are controlled

by the cost of fuel and commodities — including corn, soybean and oats — and as those prices rise and fall, he adjusts his sale tags. Mattingly keeps detailed records of price fluctuations to enable him to set reasonable prices. According to his logs, 10 percent mixed horse feed — which is standard horse feed — is 60 cents less per bag now than it was in May 2008. The 14 percent mix, which has more protein, has decreased 80 cents a bag. “Prices have to be raised a pretty good amount in order for me to change mine,” he said. “I’ll take the loss of a nickel or a dime rather than moving feed up and down a nickel or a dime. I’m not going to do that.” Mattingly said he believes local livestock owners are getting a “raw deal” from feed mills on horses feed and farmers simply

can’t afford to keep up with as many animals as they have in the past. Because of this, he has chosen to maintain affordable feed prices so farmers can maintain their quantity of livestock. Mattingly’s Feed Store is located at 150 Midway Road at the corner of Midway and Hayesville Roads in Midway. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information contact Pat Mattingly at 270-422-5752 or on his mobile phone at 502-4109178. Business profiles are a free service provided by The News Standard to local business owners in Meade County. To have your business profiled, contact Crystal at 270-4224542 or e-mail

Business offers old-timey classes Submitted by Vickie Duffy Basic Beginnings Basic Beginnings Fabric and Mercantile, a new business that recently opened just across the river in Corydon, Ind., stands out from most modern business by offering old time mercantile classes with a twist of today. From fabrics to lotions and soaps, Basic Beginnings offers a plethora of classes with supplies for each of them. Owners Vickie Duffy, Jeannie Cuneo and Bev Herndon carry bulk spices, and raw grains, old fashion candies and much more. They strive for community involvement by letting community members donate consignment items and teach some of the classes. The ladies also have a drawing for a homemade item each month, which is donated by a member of the community. Donated consignment items include quilts, honey, soaps, handwoven rugs, aprons, howto books, butter churns, old sewing machines and more. Basic Beginnings offers fabric and sewing notions, mercantile items, supplies for canning, cheese making, wine making, beekeeping, soap making and homemade lace. Along with the supplies, they offer a variety of classes in sewing, butter making, cheese making,


Vickie Duffy, left, and Bev Herndon, right, pose for a picture at their new business located in Corydon, Ind. hide tanning, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, soap making, laundry soap, beginning serger, yarn spinning, bobbin lace and tatting, foraging for wild edibles, fire starting and so many more. It all goes back to the basics when people made their own living and used products from their local mercantile. If someone is interested in a class that is not offered, the ladies will find someone to teach it and the class will be held. The business also has sewing machine service/ repair onsite and offers scissors sharpening. Basic Beginnings winter hours begin in January and are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From spring through fall the business is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on Sundays. It is open later if a class is being held. Upcoming classes:

Homemade Lotions ($15), Thursday, Jan. 29 from 6-7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 30 from 6-7 p.m. Participants will learn two ways to make homemade lotions. They will also take lotion home. Handmade lace ($65), Saturdays, Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7, 14 and 21 from 4-6 p.m. All supplies included. Glycerin Soap Making($15), Monday, Jan. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. Participants will learn to make glycerin soap. For a complete list of classes e-mail basic. For more information contact Bev Herndon, Vickie Duff, or Jeannie Cuneo 812738-1803. Basic Beginnings Fabric and Mercantile is located at 212 S. Mulberry Street in Corydon, Ind.

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Pasture, hayfield renovations make good economic sense Renovating pastures and cost of nitrogen fertilizer, lehayfields to renew grass gumes can put from $20 to productivity is one of the $150 worth of nitrogen into most important the soil. This more things we can do to than offsets the cost CEA for improve the 7 mil- Agriculture of renovation. lion acres that serve Offsetting liveanimal-based agristock disorders culture in Kentucky. caused by grasses Pasture renovais another benefit tion is a win-win of using legumes to situation because it renovate grass pasdecreases productures and hayfields. tion costs and inFor example, you creases animal percan reduce toxicosis Andy Mills from endophyteformance. Farmers benefit infected tall fescue from increases in yield, by seeding clovers into quality and summer pro- pastures. A recent survey duction by establishing showed that growing lelegumes in grass pastures gumes with tall fescue was and hayfields, according the primary strategy beef to more than 35 years re- cow-calf producers used to search by the University of cope with the tall fescue enKentucky’s College of Agri- dophyte. The presence of culture. clovers in animal diets also Adding legumes increas- helps reduce grass tetany. es the total forage yield per The higher forage qualacres. One study showed ity produced by renovating that using red clover to ren- grass pastures and hayfields ovate a fescue pasture pro- leads to improved animal duced higher yields than performance. For example, using the equivalent of clovers provide higher nu180 pounds of nitrogen per trition levels than grasses. acre. Introducing clovers Thus, these legumes help into grass pastures often combat poor nutrition as extends the grazing season, the primary limiting factor compared to grass alone. to livestock farm profitabilA grass-legume mixture ity. Research shows that improved forage quality legumes improve animal in such areas as increased growth rates, reproductive palatability, intake, digest- efficiency and milk producibility and nutrient intake. tion. These factors have a Legumes produce more positive effect on gross insummer growth than cool- come. season grasses. So adding When compared to legumes produces forages grasses, clovers usually are during a slack growth pe- higher in crude protein and riod for cool season peren- digestibility; have higher nial grasses like fescue. mineral and vitamin levInoculated seed fix nitro- els, and are more rapidly gen in the soil, providing a digested. The end result is valuable nutrient for grass- better animal performance. es and legumes. Legumes differ in their nitrogen fixa- Are your cows hungry? tion levels. Alfalfa fixes the For the most part, beef most nitrogen, 200 to 300 producers do OK when pounds an acre each year feeding the cow herd durand annual lespediza, 75 to ing the winter months. 150 pounds. This reduces Producers do OK because nitrogen fertilizer expense most herds are on a spring that typically accounts for calving cycle. 20 to 40 percent of the cost This means most cows of producing forages from are dry and in mid gestagrasses. Depending on the tion. At this stage of preg-

Nutrient requirements of beef cattle Body, weight, lb.

TDN % of dry matter

Protein % of dry matter





Heifer calves 500-600 Pregnant yearling heifers 850-950 Dry, pregnant cows; mid-third pregnancy 1,100-1,200 Dry, pregnant cows; last third pregnancy 1,100-1,200 Two-year-old heifers nursing calves 900-1,000 Cows nursing calves; average milking 1,100-1,200 Bulls; maintenance 1,600 nancy, dry cows nutritional needs are minimal. Most of the hay produced this year will meet their needs. But, do you know what your cows nutritional needs are and do you know what nutrition your hay is providing? Nutrients fall into the following classes: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Water is the most essential. The lack of adequate water will drastically hurt any animal’s performance. If you don’t believe it try cutting your liquid intake by one half and see if you eat as much. If you don’t eat as much your weight will more than likely decrease. The same is true, but on a larger scale, for beef cows. The two nutrients easiest for us to be lacking in is energy and protein. Energy is the major nutrient required for beef cattle. It is most usually expressed as TDN











(total digestible nutrients). Animals receive TDN from carbohydrates and fats. Energy is basically the fuel for cows. Protein is the nutrient we most often read and hear about. Protein is a nutrient that helps build body tissues such as muscle. Since muscle is the main objective in feeder calves; protein is the nutrient that feed companies target. However, when feeding older heifers, cows, and bulls, most of the time the protein requirement is exceeded when the energy requirement is met. Above are two tables that shows the nutrient requirement for different classifications of cattle and a table that shows the nutrients of different hay and feed fed in our area. If you compare the TDN and protein of the hay you are feeding with the requirements of the type of animal you are feeding, are

Students assist with ‘Computers for Farmers’

Composition of commonly used feeds Feed Stuff



Alfalfa hay, mid-bloom Alfalfa hay, late bloom Red clover hay Fescue hay, early veg. Fescue hay, full bloom Lespedeza hay, midbloom Orchardgrass hay, early bloom Orachardgrass hay, early bloom Orchardgrass hay, late bloom Sorghum, Sudangrass hay Timothy hay, mid-bloom Wheat hay Corn silage (few ears) Wheat silage Corn Soybean meal (44%) Soybean, hulls

58 52 55 61 48 50

17 44 16 12.4 9.5 14.5











62 59 90 84 80

8.4 8.1 10.1 49.9

your cows hungry? If you watch the cows during the day and notice they never leave the hay and are constantly eating, that could mean their energy needs are not being met. Supplemental feeding with a concentrate high in TDN is probably what is needed. If you feel your cows are hungry and want to figure a supplemental feeding ration, call the Extension Office at 422-4958 and I’ll help you figure what is needed to satisfy your cows eating needs. A few weeks ago I wrote an article about how body condition scores should be looked at prior to the breeding season. How


and what is fed to the cow herd a few months before the breeding season determines the cows’ conception rate. Body condition scores of three or less-ribs, hips and backbone showing are not acceptable because rebreeding will be difficult if not impossible but also the animals are in decline and are in some cases starving. A herd of hungry looking cattle, unfortunately, in the eyes of some groups, give all beef producers a bad name. In my opinion, if you can’t afford to feed the herd right, sale. For more information, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.

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Future Business Leaders of America members from Meade County High School recently helped farmers from the Meade, Hardin, and Breckinridge counties. Working with Tim Carden and Loraine Himmelhaver, FBLA members helped farmers learn how to use computers. If a farmer was part of the tobacco buyout program and did not have a working computer in their home, they qualified for the training and a computer to take home at the end of the training sessions. This program originally started in Meade County last year and this is the second year of the program in Meade County. Eight adults attended the class and got to work one on one with the FBLA students and Mrs. Himmelhaver. The classes included les-


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Commodities Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, January 26, 2009 Receipts: 406 Last week: 174 Last year: 317 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Slaughter bulls steady. Feeder steers were steady to 2.00 lower. Feeder heifers were steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter cows were 14 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 01 percent: replacement cows 06 percent and feeders 79 percent: The feeder supply included 17 percent steers, 34 percent heifers, and 49 percent bulls, 25 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight A-Dress H-Dress L-Dress Breaker 75-80 925-1665 42.50-48.50 50.50-56.50 Boner 80-85 865-1535 41.00-46.00 47.00-50.50 Lean 85-90 725-1245 36.00-40.00 28.0034.50 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade Weight Carcass Boning % A-Dress Lo-Dress 1 1585-1940 78-79 59.00-59.50 2 1385-2260 76-77 53.50-56.50 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 14 300-400 360 101.50-110.00 105.40 5 400-500 443 93.00-101.00 96.24 13 600-700 615 83.00 83.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 400-500 442 86.00-92.00 88.22 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price

16 300-400 362 81.00-84.00 83.28 29 400-500 447 80.00-85.00 82.15 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 300-400 374 71.00-76.00 74.37 16 400-500 456 69.50-78.00 76.88 21 500-600 546 70.50-76.00 74.00 4 600-700 628 68.00-69.00 68.51 3 700-800 743 66.50-69.50 67.46 Feeder Heifers Small and Medium 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 500-600 540 60.00-68.50 64.09 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 20 300-400 382 95.50-105.00 102.27 16 400-500 445 92.00-98.00 95.68 46 500-600 534 83.50-90.00 87.51 21 600-700 646 71.00-81.50 75.31 20 700-800 772 75.00 75.00 Groups of 20 or more: 20 head 772 lbs 75.00 blk Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 6 400-500 441 84.00-86.00 85.69 15 500-600 552 72.50-79.50 76.72 4 600-700 688 61.00-72.00 63.66 2 800-900 848 64.50 64.50 Feeder Bulls Small and Medium 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 500-600 522 65.00-70.00 67.04 Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Cows 3-8 years old 3-8 months bred 910 to 1560 lbs. 480.00-750.00 per head. Stock Cows and Calves: No Test Stock Bulls: No Test Calves: Baby Beef

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2009 winter storm covers county in ICE


LEFT: Brandenburg residents Petey Smith, left, Quinn Thomas, center, and Ray Thomas remove frozen tree limbs and debris from their property. ABOVE: High Street was blocked on Wednesday due to several downed power lines that crossed the road.


TOP: J.C. Shacklette unhooks the chain from his car that Kevin Praler, middle, and Joey Tyree, right, used to pull his vehicle out of embankment on Lawrence Street. LEFT: Heavy limbs bowed and snapped power lines during last week’s storm. ABOVE: Ice nearly an inch thick coated everything in its wake.


TOP: Though devastating, the icy scenery during last week’s storm was beautiful to admire. ABOVE: The rev of chain saws echoed from all corners of Meade County as residents began the arduous task of cutting up iceladen limbs that covered cars and rooftops.


TOP: Thawing icicles pose a threat to more power outages as they melt from rooftops and power lines. ABOVE: Road blocks were common along roadways in Brandenburg on Wednesday as dangerous driving conditions prevented safe travel, and tree limbs, debris and downed power lines were scattered across streets.

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THE TEAMS Greenwave Basketball

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District Overall W L W L 4 1 7 11

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MCHS inducts Hall of Fame’s 2009 class By Ben Achtabowski The 2009 Meade County High School athletics hall of fame inductees have been announced and will be recognized this Friday during the Greenwave’s basketball game against Ohio County. Three alumni and one super fan are included in the class, all of which have played major roles in the success of MCHS athletics and the community. The first nominee is Erwin Roberts, class of 1990. As a captain of the basketball team, he was named team MVP, All 5th Region

Team, All-State honorable mention and best rebounder his senior year. Roberts went on to play basketball at Transylvania University in Lexington, where he was honored as the male athlete of the year and team MVP in 1994. He was also named to the All Great Lakes Region Team, and NAIA All-American honorable mention that same year. During his stint at Transylvania, Roberts had the best field goal percentage on the team, was named the most improved player, and captained the team during his junior and senior years. He also received the Bobby Jobe

in career all-time scoring Academic Award in 1994. The second inductee at MCHS and holds the reis Jeanna Cornett Turner cord for the all-time leading rebounder MCHS, class of and was named 1988. co-female athAs a basketlete of 1988. ball and tennis On the tennis player her basteam, Turner ketball team won Meade County won the 5th the 17th district Athletics Region doubles championship 2009 Hall of Fame champion and all four years she inductees went undewas a member of -Erwin Roberts, class of 1990 feated in the it. During Turnregular season er’s senior year, -Jeanna Cornett Turner, class of 1988 after never losshe was named -Ramona Ditto ing a set in the to the all-disJohnston, class of regional tourtrict and region 1988 nament; she teams, and The -William “Uncle Bill” Rake, super fan qualified for Courier-Jourthe state tournament in nal’s All-State 2nd Team. Turner finished second 1986 and 1988.

She attended Bellarmine University where she continued her successful basketball career. In 1990 and 1991, her team advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament Elite Eight. During that time she was named to the Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference. Turner’s tennis doubles teammate Romona Ditto Johnston rounds out the 2009 MCHS player inductees. During her career as a member of the Lady Waves basketball team, Johnston was named to the all-district and region teams and

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RedemptionSong Lady Waves avenge key early-season district losses with a big road victory By Ben Achtabowski Bob Marley’s howling lyrics “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery” probably weren’t echoing in the minds of the Lady Waves basketball players last Saturday at Breckinridge County, but it sure looked like they played to the tune of Marley’s “Redemption Song.” The Lady Waves (9-12 overall, 3-2 district) won the mental battle at the free throw line — sinking 20 of them — which made up for almost half of Meade County’s points in its much needed 45-42 victory. “It was important (to make our free throws),” said junior

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GAME CANCELLATIONS Due to Wednesday’s ice storm, Meade County High School Athletics canceled the following games: Greenwave Baseketball @ Breckinridge County Greenwave Freshmen Basketball @ Ohio County Wrestling @ Henry Clay Swim Team @ Shelby Co. Invitational Make-up dates were not availiable by press time. Look in future issues of The News Standard for rescheduled times. THE NEWS STANDARD/BEN ACHTABOWSKI

MMA EVENT Xplosive Caged Combat Xplosive Caged Combat (XMMA) will host “Bad Intentions” fighting event in Brandenburg Feb. 21, 2009. XMMA is looking for amateur male and female MMA fighters to fill spots on their upcoming fight card Feb. 21, 2009 in Brandenburg. This is an open fighters call for XMMA. XMMA needs AMMY fighters in all weight classes.

ABOVE: Mallory Wathen determinedly attacks the rim during Saturday’s game at Breckinridge County. She had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists. LEFT: Scarlett Powers hits the lone Meade County 3-point shot against Breckinridge County. She went 1-4 from the 3-point arc, while having a game-high 18 points.

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Braden Pace dribbles the ball earlier in the season.

The Meade County Greenwave basketball team could not stop North Hardin’s junior guard James Berry last Tuesday. He nailed seven 3-pointers en route of a North Hardin 76-37 win. North Hardin rushed out to a 19-9 lead in the first quarter, but the Greenwave fought back with 16 points in the second quarter. Coming out flat after halftime has been a problem for the Greenwave all season long. Against North Hardin it was no different, as they only put up five points in

the third quarter and seven points in the fourth quarter. Bo Wilson, who had nine points and four rebounds, led the Greenwave. He went 4-4 from the free throw line. Senior forward Ethan Brangers also had nine points with three rebounds. Cheaney Schwartz chipped in with six points. Berry led all scorers with 21 points, while Rolando Emerson had 12 points and Billy Thompson had 11 points including three dunks. Meade County 9 16 5 7—37 North Hardin 19 19 13 25—76 Meade County (MC) B. Wilson 2-4 4-4 9, Ethan

Brangers 4-12 1-2 9, Schwartz 2-5, 2-2 6, T. Wilson 1-2 2-4 4 Wells 1-5 2-2 4, Blehar 0-6 3-6 3, Pace 1-6 0-0 2, Garris 0-2 0-0 0, Satram 0-1 0-0 0, Campbell 0-1 0-0 0. Meade County 11-45 14-20 37. 3-POINTERS: MC 1-9 (Bo Wilson 1-2, Thomas Wilson 0-1, Cheaney Schwartz 0-1, Chase Garris 0-2, Braden Pace 0-3). NH 10-26 (James Berry 7-14, Trevino Coney 1-1, Jermaine Ruttley 1-2, Billy Thompson 1-3, Cameron Irvin 0-1, LaRod King 0-1, Rolando Emerson 0-1, Jordan Bramblett 0-3). ASSISTS: MC 3 (Braden Pace 2, Thomas Wilson 1). NH19 (James Berry 7, Cameron Irvin 4, LaRod King 3, Rolando Emerson 2, Jordan Bramblett 1, Billy Thompson 1, Jermaine Ruttley 1).

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guard Mallory Wathen, who went 5-6 from the line. “A bunch of people stepped it up tonight and hit some big free throws. That lifted some weight off our shoulders.” During the two teams’ first match-up earlier in the season, Meade County lost in overtime after missing critical foul shots with seconds left in the game. The Lady Waves had shot a poor 53 percent from the charity stripe during that game. “We made some key free throws at the end,” said head coach Josh Hurt, whose team made 74.1 percent from the line on Saturday. “(Sophomore guard) Kayla (Padgett) hit a big one and so did (sophomore forward) Scarlett (Powers).” It was junior point guard Caroline Wilson who started the victory trail when she hobbled to the free throw line with two minutes remaining in the game. Wilson twisted her ankle late in the first half and was clearly affected by the injury throughout the game. “It’s not too bad,” Wilson said, glancing down at her tightly-wrapped ankle. “It hurts, but I’ll be all right. I was slower … that’s for sure.” Wilson nailed her two shots to reclaim the Lady Waves’ lead, 39-38. One play earlier she had stripped the ball from a Breckinridge player and staggered coast-to-coast for a short jumper to make the score 38-37. The Tigers continued to prowl, reclaiming the lead after two free throws of their own, making the score 40-29 with 1:48 left to play. Thirty seconds later, Wathen captured the lead back for Meade County with a lay-up, and Padgett extended the lead when she went 2-2 at the foul line with 15.8 left to make the score 4340. The Lady Waves held on to the lead and was put back onto the free throw line where Scarlett Powers hit two more free throws to ice the game, 45-42, with 1.5 seconds on the clock. “That’s basically where I got all the points I had to-

night,” Scarlett Powers said of her free throw shooting. “They kept fouling us and we had to keep making them. We practice free throw shooting two or three times a day so it’s definitely nice to see it pay off.” Her assuming tally was little off, but she made 11 of her game-high 18 points from the free throw line. She recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds and also had two blocks and two steals. During the last inbound play of the game, Breckinridge’s coach was unable to get the right personnel on the court and their desperation half-court shot drifted wide left with time expiring. “This is a very important (win) against a very good team,” Hurt said. “We are fortunate to get out of here with a win. “It was very physical. Anytime you play these guys it’s going to be physical. That’s the way they play and we’re not going to back down.” The battle, which totaled 35 fouls and 41 free throw shots, was expected with such an important district seeding up for grabs between these two rivaled teams. With the win, Meade County is back in contention for a No. 1 seed if Breckinridge and Hancock split their remaining two district games between each other. “We just have to sit back and wait,” Hurt said. “It’s good to know that we’ve bounced back and played better. We’ve avenged the losses we’ve had earlier in the season and we’re playing pretty good basketball right now.” The team’s moral skyrocketed after the essential win. “This is the biggest win of the year and it’s against our biggest rival so that makes it feel even better,” said Scarlett Powers. With the victory, the Lady Waves produced 18 turnovers — seven less than in the first meeting against Breckinridge. Several came when the offense forced the ball into the post. “We were trying to enter the ball in with the first pass,” Hurt said. “(Breckinridge County) was helping out on the backside every time. We had to do a better job reversing the ball and being more



SATURDAY, FEB. 7TH • 10 A.M. EST Notice: Auction location has changed. LOCATED IN MEADE COUNTY at 879 Hillcrest Dr. Brandenburg, KY 40108. Auction will be held at the Barr Realty & Auction office located at the corner of the By-Pass Rd. and Hwy. 1692 across from the Meade County Fairgrounds with parking at the Fairgrounds. BARR REALTY & AUCTION CO., INC. has been selected by Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick to conduct this sheriff’s auction. Other sellers have also consigned items to this auction. ORDER OF AUCTION: Selling at 10:00 AM EST sharp will be the cars, trucks and ATVs. CARS • TRUCKS • ATVS (2) 2004 Ford Crown Victorias, 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, ’87 Nissan Stanza, ’93 Buick Roadmaster. The Sheriff’s office will be adding items. Some they plan to have orders for are: 3 wheeler ATVs, enclosed cargo trailer, flat bed trailer, pickup trucks, RV trailer, John Deere riding mower L110, 42” deck, 17.5 hp Kohler engine; Polaris finishing mower, pull behind, 60” cut w/ 18 hp Briggs engine; computer printers & monitors. THESE ITEMS ARE OWNED BY THE BRANDENBURG CITY POLICE: 1996 Buick Park Avenue 4 door, 2001 Ford Crown Vic Cruiser, miscellaneous hand tools, cellular phones and accessories, CD player and other radios, cordless Black & Decker drill, assorted music CDs, assorted pocket knives, assorted jewelry, Roland key board, mini chopper motor bike and boxed subwoofer speakers. PICKUP TRUCKS • BUCKET TRUCKS


Caroline Wilson takes a jump shot against Breckinridge. patient. We were looking; we just couldn’t get the thing in there.” Post play was still important to Meade County, who out-rebounded the Lady Tigers 30-21, and scored 20 points in the paint. Megan Aldridge led the Lady Tigers with 12 points and eight rebounds and Chasity Henning added 10 points. The Lady Waves next game is against South Oldham County on Thursday. The JV game begins at 6 p.m. Meade County 9 12 8 16—45 Breckinridge County 8 9 14 11—42 Meade County (MC) Scarlett Powers 3-8 11-14 18, Mallory Wathen 3-5 5-6 11, Caroline Wilson 3-7 2-3

8, Bliss Powers 2-6 0-0 4, Alexa Adams 1-2 0-0 2, Kayla Padgett 0-6 2-4 2. Team Totals 12-34 20-27 45. Breckinridge County (BC) Megan Aldridge 5-13 2-3 12, Chasity Henning 3-6 2-2 10, Julie Jarboe 3-9 1-2 8, Maegan Mecalfe 2-9 2-3 6, Jennifer Rudolph 1-3 2-2 4, Kalyn Whitworth 0-2 2-2 2, Mary Decker 0-1 0-0 0. Team Totals 14-43 11-14 42. 3-pointers—MC 1-9 (S. Powers 1-4). BC 3-8 (Henning 2-3). Rebounds— MC 30 (S. Powers 10, B. Powers 10, Wathen 5). BC 21 (Aldridge 8). Assists— MC 12 (Wathen 3, Wilson 3, Adams 3). BC 7 (Aldridge 3). Steals—MC 9 (Wilson 4, S. Powers 2, Adams 2). BC 11 (Rudolph 3).

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’99 Ford Explorer 4 door, (5) F-350 trucks w/ utility beds; (86) (97) (99) (93) (02); Ford ’89 and ’95 F-600 trucks w/ 36’ versalift buckets, (88) Ford w/ versalift bucket for parts (located at the Brandenburg Telephone Co. office and will not be on the auction site. To inspect contact Kelly Roberts at 422-2121), (99) Ford F-150 pickup extended cab (wrecked) (located at the Radcliff office and will not be at the auction site. To inspect contact Steve Collins at 422-2121.), ‘88 & ‘89 Ford cargo vans. TRACTOR • EQUIPMENT • MOTOR BIKE 240 MF tractor, diesel 41 hp. 481 hours; 3 pth 6’ finish mower, grader box, 5’ grapple for skid steer (never used), Honda 70 motorcycle and a 1990 Yamaha 350 4-wheeler. Trailers • Truck Bed • Gooseneck Hitch • ATV & Misc.: 12 ft. bumper hitch cattle trailer w/ divider gate and side door, 6’4” x 16 ft. tandem trailer, 5x8 ft. 2 wheel, all metal trailer w/ ramp; B&W gooseneck hideaway hitch system fit ’07 classic 2500 HD Chevy, 6’6” x 8 ft. all metal truck flat bed w/ gooseneck ball; 2007 Honda Rancher 4x4 manual shift (has approximately 100 miles), aluminum tool box for full size truck, 2 large exhaust fans and 10.5 hp riding mower. These items added since last week: 1986 F600 4 sp/2sp, w/ box bed; 2001 Kawasaki mule 3010 ATV, camouflage w/ hard top, 4x4, 800 hrs.; ’69 Chevy short bed pickup with aluminum wheels, V8, 4 sp; ’92 Jeep Cherokee 4 door; ’96 Pontiac Grand Am 4 door, ’86 Ford Bronco II (no title), walk behind D.R. trimmer, Troybilt walk behind cycle bar trimmer, Stihl concrete saw and Honda 4 wheeler. TERMS & CONDITIONS: POSSESSION: Payment in full day of auction with removal day of auction except for vehicles – possession after being transferred at the Court House. OWNERS: MEADE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT., BRANDENBURG TELEPHONE CO., BRANDENBURG CITY POLICE DEPT. AND OTHERS


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LOCATED IN MEADE COUNTY on Hwy. 60 between Irvington and Tip Top. From the intersection of Highways 60 & 144 take Hwy. 60 West about 3 miles to the home located on the right at 9900 Hwy. 60 Ekron, KY 40117. BARR REALTY & AUCTION CO., INC. has been selected by Carolyn Fruia to sell this home. She lives in Texas and no longer has a need for it. Auctioneers: Mark Barr, Stephen Barr, Jamie Barr, Apprentices Dennie Armes and Bobby Carwile with offices in Hardinsburg and Brandenburg, KY. ORDER OF AUCTION: Selling at 5:00 p.m. EST sharp will be the real estate. HOME & 2 ACRES Going on the auction block will be a 3 bedroom brick home with 1 ½ baths, large living room, gas furnace, central air, aluminum/vinyl overhang, carport and replacement windows. Water is supplied by a well. The home is situated on 2 acres. NOTE: Investors, this home needs minor cosmetic repairs. Do not miss this opportunity.

The Meade County Greenwave wrestling team took second place behind Seneca of Louisville at the North Hardin Trojan Invitational. Senior 152-pound wrestler Tanner Cole and junior 215-pound Tyler Crow were crowned champions of their respective weight classes. Brandon Scott (119-pound), Joey Carter (135-pound), and Ethan Medley (140-pound) each finished third in their weight divisions. Chaz Nevitt finished fourth.

JV team competes at first JV-only region tourney Meade County hosted the junior varsity regionals and had seven wrestlers qualify for the state JV tournament. This was the first time Meade County had a team compete in the JV level of play. The team finished 16th out of 27 teams. Oscar Burgos (135-pound), Cody Hoskins (152-pound), Robert Mote (189-pound) and Cole Aebersold (215-pound) all finished first in their weight classes. Lance Kelly (103), Leroy Willis (145-pound) and Mike Clark (171-pound) finished second and will all advance to the state meet. Luke Hamlin (160-pound), Andy Bransum (171-pound) each finished in third place, while Stefan Jenson (152-pound), Jordan Leon-

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Joey Carter (135-pound weight class) looks to pin a Fairdale opponent during the regional team duals at Louisville Southern High School. He lost both his matches against John Hardin and LaRue County last week. ard (160-pound), Joseph Weick (285-pound) all finished in fourth place. Greenwave fall twice Last Wednesday the Greenwave battled John Hardin and LaRue County at John Hardin. Meade County lost both matches although they were hard fought with a 42-42 tie with John Hardin. John Hardin 42, Meade County 42 (John Hardin wins on near fall points, 14-9) 103: Danny Crittenden (JH) def. Lance Kelly (MC), 1:28 112: Wade Holtsclaw (JH) def. Alex Hunter (MC), 1:21 119: Brandon Scott (MC) def. Andrew Vuleta (JH), 1:37 125: Kirby Goodwine (JH) def. Garrett Knealey (MC),

2:42 130: Jordan Murphy (MC) def. Oscar Burgos (MC), 3:58 135: Josh Johnson (JH) def. Joey Carter (MC), 0:31 140: Houston Lundy (JH) def. Ethan Medley (MC), 2:54 145: Zach Uhlig (MC) won by forfeit 152: Cody Hoskins (MC) won by forfeit 160: Nelson Mason Jr. (MC) def. Max Malito (JH), 3:07 171: Thomas Roach (MC) def. Chris Doss (JH), 0:22 189: Robert Moat (MC) won by forfeit 215: Tyler Crow (MC) won by forfeit 285: Glenn Frost (JH) def. Chaz Nevitt (MC), 0:26 LaRue County 47, Meade County 22 103: Nick Paden (LC) def. Lance Kelly (MC), 1:41

112: Justin Thompson (LC) def. Ross Hunter (MC), 0:55 119: Brandon Scott (MC) def. Brandon Ward (LC), 12-0 125: Shelby Floyd (LC) def. Garrett Kenealy (MC), 3:03 130: Shaquille Cox (LC) def. Oscar Burgos (MC), 20-5 135: Logan Hull (LC) def. Joey Carter (MC), 3:46 140: Ethan Medley (MC) def. Shawn Hull (LC), 4-2 145: Zach Uhlig (MC) def. Vince Couch (LC), 1:00 152: Dez Jakes (LC) def. Cody Hoskins (MC), 1:53 160: Bernard Ray (LC) def. Nelson Mason Jr. (MC), 8-3 171: Cody Williams (LC) def. Thomas Roach (MC), 2:15 189: David Blair (LC) def. Robert Mote (MC), 4-1 215: Tyler Crow (MC) def. Drew Newberry (LC), 7-4 285: Chaz Nevitt (MC) def. Nathan Bell (LC), 1:13

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: A $6,000.00 deposit will be required day of auction with the balance due within 30 days from date of auction being March 12th, 2009 by 4:00 p.m. EST. Deposits to be in the form of cash, cashiers check or personal check with up to date bank letter guaranteeing funds. TAXES: Paid by the buyers for 2009. POSSESSION ON REAL ESTATE: Date of deed transfer only. CAROLYN FRUIA, OWNER TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BOTH AUCTIONS: All bidders must register prior to the auction to receive a bidding number and must have a picture ID. BUYERS’ PREMIUM: A 10% buyers’ premium will be added to all winning bids to determine the final selling price. IMPORTANT NOTICE: All property sold “as is where is” condition with no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. Although information has been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, neither the seller nor the auctioneer makes any warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information herein contained. It is for this reason that buyers should avail themselves of the opportunity to make an inspection prior to the auction. All announcements from the auction block take precedence over any printed material or any oral statements made. Not responsible for accidents.

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NFL year in review By Mark Vasto A Sporting View Since by now we’ve all had time to digest the football season (this year, I rediscovered the joys eating a Coney Island Hot Dog before games), “A Sporting View� decided to take a look back at some of the bigger disappointments of the season that was. The Young Quarterbacks If you were on the losing end of the schedule in the NFL last season, chances are you had quarterbacks with names like Derek Thigpen, Matt Anderson or JaMarcus Russell. Sometimes, you had a good team, but had to withstand some pretty crappy performances from guys like Matt Leinart, Tarvaris Jackson or Vince Young. Luckily, the veterans stepped up -- guys like Kurt Warner, Chad Pennington, Kerry Collins and Gus Frerotte -- and provided thrills galore by actually completing passes and moving teams down field. It wasn’t all bad Matt Ryan and Delaware stud Joe Flacco were

Hall From page B1 The Courier-Journal’s AllState honorable mention during her senior year. Johnston finished her career in the MCHS 1,000 point club, along with the all-time assists leader with over 700 assists. She, along with Turner, was named the MCHS cofemale athlete of the year in 1988. Johnston went on to play basketball at Brescia College. She was named team

dominant in their rookie seasons, and even Thigpen showed a little swagger for the Chiefs. The Contenders What happened to the New Orleans Saints? To the Jags of Jacksonville? The Browns? The Redskins? Weren’t these teams supposed to compete for the playoffs? It wasn’t all bad Even the Saints finished 8-8; in fact, once again the league enjoyed great parity. At least eight teams were in playoff contention in the final weeks, and that’s great for fans. The Loudmouths Giant fans regarded Jeremy Shockey to be little more than Brian Bosworth on offense, and laughed when the Saints got rooked on that deal. Karma works both ways, however: The Giants had to deal with the Plaxico Burress circus all season long. After his suspension, the G-men lost 3 of 4 at the end of the season and were eliminated in their first playoff game. It wasn’t all bad: At the very least, it doesn’t look like we’re going to be hear-

ing from Adam “Pacman� Jones for a bit ... at least not in an NFL locker room. The Coaches The rash of firings at the GM and head coach spots this season made the back pages of the paper resemble the business section. There were no GM bailouts for Matt Millen and Carl Peterson, and closer to the assembly line, coaches Romeo Crennel and Rod Marinelli were joined by Mike Nolan, Scott Linehan and Lane Kiffin on the scrapheap. It wasn’t all bad The Jets made a stupid decision in firing Eric Mangini (who quickly landed the Browns job) and recent Broncos fire Mike Shanahan will win elsewhere, too. In all, it was a great season, but there’s always a little disappointment, and you learn from that. Hey, the hot dog tasted good while it lasted, but I never said there wasn’t a little indigestion by the end of the game.

MVP all four years. After ending her career as Brescia’s all-time scoring leader, career assists leader, and 3rd all-time steals leader, she is presently the only Brescia athlete to have a jersey retired. Last but not least, is nominee is William Austin Rake, also known as “Uncle Bill.� Rake graduated from Flaherty High School in 1952 and served in the US Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his retirement from military service he worked at Flaherty Elementary School where he coached, umpired,

and maintained the Flaherty Community Ballpark. Rake was an avid and enthusiastic fan of MCHS sports and was a frequent spectator of Greenwave athletic events. After his death in 2003, a monument was erected in his honor at the Flaherty Community Ballpark and his ashes were scattered there by loved ones. A reception will be held 6 p.m. this Friday at MCHS to commend and recognize the Meade County extraordinary athletes and fans. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter and publisher of The Parkville (Mo.) Luminary.

Swimmers make a splash in E-town Senior Frank Gainer swims the 500-yard freestyle event during senior night earlier this season. He finished in third place in the event during the All American Classic held in Elizabethtown last Saturday. He also placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle event and fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay. THE NEWS STANDARD/BEN ACHTABOWSKI

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The Meade County swim team competed in the All American Classic in Elizabethtown last Saturday. Some of the top performers were the girls 200-yard freestyle relay, Troy Jobe, and Alex Medley who all received first places in their events. Girls 200-Yard Medley Relay 2 MEA A 2:11.45 Megan Spilman, Kelsey English, Lisa Hurt, Ashley Crotzer 10 MEA B x2:27.64 Savannah Buckey, Brianne Damron, Morgan Spink, Paige Slyfield Boys 200-Yard Medley Relay 1 MEA A 1:50.01 Troy Jobe, Alex Medley, Ben Bevill, Scott King 5 MEA B x2:12.31 Justin Presley, Tate Wilson, Shawn Mason, Jimmy Patterson Girls 200-Yard Free 6 Paige Slyfield 2:36.76 9 Megan Spilman 2:41.78 15 Tara Beck x2:58.93 16 Kelsie Bewley x2:59.47 Boys 200-Yard Free 4 Frank Gainer 2:19.14 5 Shawn Mason 2:25.15 8 Andrew Lanham x2:30.19 14 C.J. Longoria x2:55.46 Girls 200-Yard IM 8 Ali King 2:53.69 9 Kelsey English 2:59.10 12 Jenny Gerkins x3:06.92 15 Aviva Buckey x3:17.91 Boys 200-Yard IM 1 Troy Jobe 2:07.42 5 T.J. Osborne 2:43.24 6Tate Wilson 8x2:52.12 7 Jordan King x3:09.18 Girls 50-Yard Free 3 Ashley Crotzer 28.80 8 Whitney Hurd 30.72

12 Tara Monchilovich x31.23 17 Brianne Damron x31.81 34 Shelby Winstead x34.85 39 Katie Smith x35.62 42 Megan Presley x35.91 45 Allison Denton x37.72 48 Katy Smith x38.67 55 Alex Aikin x47.63 Boys 50-Yard Free 1 Alex Medley 23.65 4 Scott King 25.32 9 Chris Higgins x28.46 10 Justin Presley x28.51 19 Tyler Lopez x30.63 20 C.J. Longoria x31.16 22 Sean Brotzge x32.05 26 Sam Viau x33.54 27 Jacob Mattingly x34.61 Girls 100-Yard Fly 5 Lisa Hurt 1:15.55 9Morgan Spink 1:30.63 12 Krystin Lanham x1:35.84 Boys 100-Yard Fly 2 Ben Bevill 1:10.85 4 Jimmy Patterson 1:15.36 5 Kip Caro x1:16.29 6 T.J. Osborne x1:18.75 Girls 100-Yard Free 4 Ashley Crotzer 1:04.86 5 Kenzie Mills 1:05.19 17 Jenny Gerkins x1:13.14 21 Krystin Lanham x1:14.02 26 Morgan Spink x1:15.50 33 Kelsie Bewley x1:18.13 40 Tara Beck x1:20.26 41 Aviva Buckey x1:20.27 43 Megan Presley x1:21.51 47 Katie Smith x1:23.41 48 Shelby Winstead x1:23.50 53 Allison Denton x1:29.18 Boys 100-Yard Free 3 Scott King 56.44 4 Kip Caro 1:01.68 5 Andrew Lanham x1:04.32 7 Chris Higgins x1:05.10 15 Tyler Lopez x1:13.95 16 Sean Brotzge x1:15.20 19 Jacob Mattingly x1:24.48 Girls 500-Yard Free 7Paige Slyfield 7:06.70 8Tara Monchilovich 7:33.32 Boys 500-Yard Free

3 Frank Gainer 6:26.61 5 Shawn Mason 6:41.63 Girls 200-Yard Free Relay 1MEA A 1:57.67 Kelsey English, Kenzie Mills, Lisa Hurt, Ashley Crotzer 6MEA B x2:06.71 Krystin Lanham, Brianne Damron, Ali King, Whitney Hurd Boys 200-Yard Free Relay 1 MEA A 1:36.12 Ben Bevill, Scott King, Alex Medley, Troy Jobe 2 MEA B x1:50.91 Andrew Lanham, Chris Higgins, Kip Caro, T.J. Osborne Girls 100-Yard Back 7 Megan Spilman 1:15.69 9 Kenzie Mills 1:17.69 12 Ali King x1:20.22 14 Savannah Buckeyx1:21.03 Boys 100-Yard Back 1 Troy Jobe 56.27 3 Jimmy Patterson 1:10.30 4 Ben Bevill x1:11.08 8 Justin Presley x1:13.20 Girls 100-Yard Breast 4 Lisa Hurt 1:24.63 6 Kelsey English 1:25.40 12 Whitney Hurd x1:31.00 17 Brianne Damron x1:33.40 Boys 100-Yard Breast 1 Alex Medley1:10.37 9 Tate Wilson 1:26.86 15Sam Viau x1:34.37 16Jordan King x1:42.87 Girls 400-Yard Free Relay 4 MEA A 4:33.75 Ali King, Whitney Hurd, Megan Spilman, Kenzie Mills 11 MEA B x5:06.18 Megan Presley ,Kelsie Bewley, Morgan Spink, Paige Slyfield Boys 400-Yard Free Relay 3 MEA A 4:03.44 Shawn Mason, Frank Gainer, Kip Caro, Jimmy Patterson 5 MEA B 4:25.22 Andrew Lanham, Chris Higgins, Justin Presley, T.J. Osborne

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The 9-10 Vine Grove Celtics Basketball Team finished second in the 2009 Central Hardin Baseball Booters Winter Jam held on Jan. 17 and 18. Pictured above (front row left to right:) Devonta Guillory, Cameron Skirvin, Devon Bates, Tyrone Foster. Back row: Coach Mike Ray, Wyatt Adkins, Jared Ray, Micah Linscott, Austin Shipley, and assistant coach Jim Howe.

Meade County Baseball Association 2009 Sign-ups Cal Ripken Baseball (ages 4 - 12) Babe Ruth Baseball (ages 13 - 15)

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Submitted by Avery Sydnor FBLA Chapter Reporter During the January Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) meeting at Meade County High School, two students received recognition for receiving their future level business achievement awards. These awards are given to highly active FBLA members who submit documentation for the three branches of FBLA Activities. Avery and Ashley Sydnor were each presented their future level pins. In addition, Avery earned her business level achievement award.


MCHS sophomores Ashley (left) and Avery Sydnor received their future level business achievement awards. She will also be recognized at the Regional Conference in March in Bowling Green, Ky. Avery and Ashley are

sophomore students and are the daughters of Carl and Roxanne Sydnor of Brandenburg.

Meade County boys elementary basketball scores from Jan. 17, 2009 DTW 3, 29 vs. DTW 1, 23. Scorers for DTW 3: Corey Poindexter 2; Mark Wilson 8; Bailey Smith 2; John Millay 6; Sam Sherretz 9; Trevor Yates 2. Scorers for DTW 1: Nicholas Benock 2; Ethan Fackler 2; John Wilson 17; Zach Todd 2. DTW 2, 26 vs. Ekron 2, 16. Scorers for DTW 2: Nate Wilson 8; Luke Babb 12; Colin Crump 9; Michael Embry 2. Scorers for Ekron 2: Logan Hicks 6; Kasey Jarrell 2; Brian Hughes 2; Ty Curry 4; Kyle Reed 2. DTW 4, 21 vs. Battletown. Scorers for DTW 4: Jesse McPherson 4; Tyler Robinson 4;

Micah Kaiser 6; Will King 7. Scorers for Battletown: Slater Adams 8; Keston Gagel 10. Ekron 1, 26 vs. Payneville, 9. Scorers for Ekron 1: Josh Durbin 2; Wade Beeler 2; John Miller 13; Zach Humphrey 2; Kase Mattingly 7. Scorers for Payneville: Jesse Moore 5; Cameron Galvez 2; Brian Popham 2. Flaherty, 15 vs. Muldraugh, 4. Scorers for Flaherty: Christian Leslie 4; Jonathon Howard 2; Wyatt Pike 6; Austin Rice 2; David Sipes 1. Scorers for Muldraugh: Seth Davis 2; Dakota Clemmons 2; Tyler Compton 2.

Ekron Elem. Honor Roll Second Nine Weeks Sixth Grade All A’s Angela Miller Abbi Adams Allie Millay Kimberly Cundiff

Sixth Grade All A’s and B’s Nicholas Block John Miller McKell Sowders Alma Embrey Kayla English Tyler Hayes Garrett-Ray Morgan Abby Meyers Katie Phelps Taylor Horton

Fifth Grade All A’s Shantrice Stanley Dakota Smith Justin Skeans Julia Seelye Logan Reynolds Jasmine Parrish Tristin Mattingly Bailey Flaherty Lauren Claycomb Ty Curry Kasey Jarrell Kayla Cook Kristin Williams Alana Toews Paige Skaggs Janessa Gonsalves Bryan Wright Caitlyn Stith Alexes Beckham Haley Blanton Ariel Combs Rebecca Conner Josh Durbin Brannen Leslie Charlie Orrender Natalie Wilkins Brent Wright

Fifth Grade All A’s and B’s Josh Summitt Tanner Sipes Lexie Perguson Alicia Ogburn Kevin Millay Michael Mahalic Ashley Kelly Logan Keller Marissa Gallimore Ryan Dunaway Barrett Dowell Dylan Allgood

Andrew Brangers Johnathon Denton Breanna Reams Faithlyn Armes James Scobee Evan Smith Cole Tighe Kenzie Bishop Jacob Robertson Wade Beeler Kyle Reed Sarah Reeder Courtney Allen Mitchell Doner Cailyn Kessinger Elizabeth Madden Tommy Maddox Jay Maloney Cheyenne Nott Cody Rodgers Austin Sanders Alex Toews Brenden Walker Cody Walter LeShayne Yazzie Fourth Grade All A’s Aaron Brangers Mikaela Humphrey Haley Midkiff Ethan Miller Austin Phillips Kasey Mauck Lauren Roberts Caleb Flaherty Alysa Brown Noah Frost Tarah Lewis Maggie Millay Theresa Kwarciany Tory Willis Quinton Stewart Timothy McKinnon Fourth Grade All A’s and B’s Elizabeth Allen Tyler Andrews Brianna Ashbaugh Derek Orr Valarie Davis Hailey Skaggs Emily Hamby Justyn Hornback Camron Lane Johnny Lee Tayler Matti Cody Reed Ben Shacklett Cody Williams Devan Harris Case Medley Nathan Nash

Jessica Parrish Erica Price Tylor Pullen Jarod Quire Ashly Oberst John McIntyre Alex Druzhinin Tyler Hornback Darion Farmer Kourtnie Hersey Eric Rodriguez Judith Harris Keith McKinney Courtney Drum Clayton Kelly Austin Turner Shelbie Jantzen Blake Price Jay Jones Third Grade All A’s Ryleigh Board Sara Jupin Emily Williams Madison Headden Allison Hayes Bryce Dawson Bailee Frost Wyatt Moore Veja Dawson Tiffani McNeil Third Grade All A’s and B’s Austin Raisor Michael Thoma Shelby Wilkins Desiree Bogard Mekenzee Dawson Emily Fuqua Brandon Heidenreich Laglora Kenley Jeffrey Miller Alyssa Parson Beth Ann Richerson Holly Robinson Dallas Skeans Danny Smith Cody Raisor Rachelle Stanley Dakota Brown Amber Ditto Emily Jackey Cody Madden Clay Sipes Curtis O’Banion Emily Scobee Jennifer Reeder Jacob Milliner Seth Neal Kayla Edwards

Members of Stuart Pepper Middle School participated in the annual Governor’s Cup, which was hosted by SPMS on Saturday. The Governor’s Cup was founded in 1986 by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition as a way to promote and recognize outstanding academic achievement. It now involves over 20,000 students and nearly 1,200 schools. Five schools competed in Saturday’s event: Breckinridge County, St. Romuald, FrederickFraize, West Point, and SPMS. The Governor’s Cup began with written assessment exams, followed by several rounds of “Quick Recall” — during which teams buzz in to answer questions — and a “Future Problem Solving” creative thinking competition. As a final outcome, SPMS came in second place with a total of 27.5 points. Breckinridge County placed first with 53 points, and St. Romauld School won third place with 25.5 points.


Stuart Pepper Middle School Academic Team members Kayleigh, Hannah, Nathan, and Alex focus on answering questions during the Quick Recall portion of the Governor’s Cup event held Saturday. In the Mathematics Assessment category, Nathan Prince took second place and Mikey Mathias took fourth. In the Social Studies division, Nathan Prince took third place and Joe Psyck took fifth. In the Science Assessment class, Matt Millay placed fifth. In the Language Arts category, Hannah Gempler won third place. In the Composition division, Alex Haynes won third place. In the Arts and Hu-


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Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — In half a century, Kentucky’s whitetailed deer herd grew from 1,000 animals to a million today. Wild turkeys increased from about 800 birds to a quarter-million, and we are now home to 10,000 freeranging elk, the largest elk population east of the Rocky Mountains. All are now hunted in Kentucky. A new big game species came closer to joining that list this week when legislators approved a pending regulatory amendment that will create Kentucky’s first black bear season in more than 100 years. “Sportsmen and sportswomen of Kentucky should be very excited,” said Steven Dobey, black bear biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Bears are now well established in eastern Kentucky and research shows that population growth has risen steadily over the last 20 years.” Historically, the range of black bears throughout much of the eastern U.S. was diminished significantly by habitat loss due to wholesale logging and unregulated harvest. Today, however, black bears are more abundant than at any point since the mid-1900s, and Kentucky is no exception. Once logged forests have naturally matured and now offer excellent bear habitat throughout much of the southern Appalachian region of the Commonwealth. “The 2009 hunt quota is a conservative one of 10 bears, or 5 females, whichever limit is reached first,” said Dobey. “The 2-day season will occur

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There hasn’t been a black bear hunting season in Kentucky for over 100 years. on the third weekend in December and bears may only be hunted within a 3-county bear zone of Harlan, Letcher, and Pike counties. Research clearly shows that Kentucky’s bear population can sustain a hunt.” The League of Kentucky Sportsmen and others have pushed for a Kentucky black bear hunt for several years. League President Rick Allen recently testified before a legislative committee in support of creating the state’s first bear season. A decade-long University of Kentucky black bear population study is supportive as well. The timing of this hunt is critical, as ongoing tracking of radiocollared bears shows that most females enter dens during the first week in December. As such, the hunt will concentrate efforts on male

bears. The bear zone was identified based on a decade of population monitoring and research that indicates this area of the Pine, Cumberland and Black Mountain region has the highest bear densities. The 6,000-acre HensleyPine Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Letcher County will be closed to all bear hunting and serve as a sanctuary for denning females. On an additional 12,421 acres surrounding this wildlife management area, bear hunting will be limited to landowners, their spouses and dependent children hunting on their own property. Collectively, the bear sanctuary will stretch from the town of Cumberland to the northern end of the wildlife management area, bounded by KY 160 and U.S. 119 along

either side of Pine Mountain. “Since 2006, 77 percent of all radiocollared female bears have denned on Pine Mountain,” Dobey continued. “Minimizing hunting pressure in this area will protect critical denning habitat for females and greatly assist in our ongoing management efforts.” The purchase of a $30 black bear permit will be available only to Kentucky residents. All bears harvested must be Telechecked and taken to a department-operated check station. All bear hunters will be required to call an automated telephone number by 9 p.m. after the first day of the hunt to learn whether the quota has been reached. If the quota is met on day one, then the season will be closed. Baiting for bears and the use of hounds will be prohibited.

Trapping is key to maintaining wildlife Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department

FRANKFORT — While the number of people trapping isn’t as high as in the days of our great-grandparents, trapping remains essential to today’s wildlife management. “Trapping is used as a management tool to both increase populations and reduce populations,” said Laura Patton, furbearer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Kentucky’s otter restoration could not have happened without foothold traps.” River otters were once rare or absent from most parts of the state. From 1991 to 1994, 355 otters were trapped from Louisiana and released at 14 sites in Kentucky. Today’s traps are designed with animal welfare in mind. For example, laminated jaws provide more surface area than those used generations ago. This holds the animal’s foot securely to prevent injury. Swivels are also used to allow the trap to spin freely as the animal moves, thus reducing injury. “All the otters were trapped using foothold traps, and all were released unharmed,” Patton said. “The (foothold) traps today are more restraining devices than the traps of old,” noted Gene Beeber, public relations officer for Kentucky Fur Takers and director of the yearly Fur Takers of America trapper’s college. “Traps with teeth have been outlawed for over 50 years.” Traps can be used to eliminate problems when populations become too high in an area, or when nuisance animals cause livestock loss

or property damage. “Most of my work for the last couple of years has been nuisance beaver work,” Beeber said. “They’re getting in lakes and damming up overflows. They’re dropping a lot of trees and killing a lot of trees along the banks.” Trapping can eliminate other nuisance animal problems, such as raccoons raiding garbage cans, coyotes preying on livestock and otters eating most of the fish in a farm pond or damaging boats and docks. “Trapping is far less timeconsuming than hunting,” said Patton. “Farmers may not have time to sit out there with a gun all day. They can set snares under fences or foothold traps along trails. It just takes a few minutes to set the trap, and then they can check it once a day.” Trapping is also highly effective. “In an area like a marina or farm pond, trappers can definitely take care of a problem muskrat or river otter,” Patton said. Farmers or landowners experiencing damage from furbearers may search Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s fur trapper database at gov/app/trapperlandowner.aspx to find a trapper in their area during the regular trapping season. The database helps pair up trappers looking for a place to trap, and farmers looking for no-cost help with nuisance wildlife. Nuisance wildlife control operators are permitted to remove nuisance animals outside of furbearer trapping season. Operators charge a fee for their services. A listing of permitted operators is available at Trapping season for most furbearers is open through

February 28. Bobcat trapping season runs through January 31. All trappers, except kids under the age of 12, must have a trapping license. Reduced-price licenses are available for Kentucky resident landowners and their tenants, as well as all youth

trappers ages 12-15. For complete trapping regulations, including bag limits and trapping equipment restrictions, pick up a copy of the 2008-09 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide, available wherever trapping licenses are sold.

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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver • It is recorded in historical notes of the 19th century that the Reverend Francis Henry Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater, made a habit during the last years of his life of sitting down to a formal dinner every evening with a dozen guests. This might not seem odd until you learn that the guests were all canines, seated in armchairs and with napkins tied around their necks. •It was French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: "In politics, absurdity is not a handicap." •After his death in 2005, the ashes of Hunter S. Thompson, pioneer of gonzo journalism and author of the infamous novel "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," were fired spaceward from a giant cannon to the accompaniment of fireworks and the Bob Dylan song "Mr. Tambourine Man."

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The Meade County Public Library is accepting bids until February 27th for lawn maintenance for the 2009 mowing season. The library reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Please include the following: Certificate of Insurance, itemized list of work to be completed, and contract with detailed scope of work. Send to: MCPL 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108. Kinder Garden Center, LLC, 766 Broadway 270-422-7767, is now enrolling. Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. REWARD for information leading to an arrest or return of property. Panasonic flat-screen television silver in color with shelving and John Deere and Case pocket knife collection. Please call 270-547-8099 or the Meade County Sheriff Dept. with information. First Annual Chelsea Stinnett Memorial Community Volleyball Tournament will be Saturday, Feb. 21 at Meade County High School at 9:30 a.m. Team signups are due by Feb. 14. Call Bobbi Jo Dowell at 270422-2266 or email her at for more information. MCYSA -- Meade County Youth Soccer Signup’s for Spring 2009 are currently being processed. Go to www.meadecountysoccer. com to sign-up and get further info. EYSA -- Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Signup’s for Spring 2009 are currently being processed. Go to to sign-up and get further info. RYSA -- Radcliff Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being processed. Go to to signup and get further information. Need Homework Help? Let Meade County Library help! Log in with your library card at for live homework help from 4-10 p.m. daily. Call 270-4222094 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 info.

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7510 E. Hwy 60, Irvington, KY •536-3503 1/2 Mile West of Spencers Orchard Owners: Fred and Lillian Gingerich Open: Wednesday & Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday 8 AM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Jeff Adkisson • Owner/Operator

• Canned Good GET MORE FOOD • Boxed Items FOR YOUR • Paper Products • Non-Refrigerated Items MONEY!

Running gear. Complete 1999 F250 Super Duty 4wd. 75,000 original miles. $1,000 OBO. Call 270-496-4579 or 270-863-1055. 2 peacocks. 1 blue one and 1 white one. And 3 roosters. $75 for all. Call 270-497-4621. 2 good used Firestone tires. P215 60R 16 MS (mud and snow). $60 for both. Call 270-497-4621. Motorola Razor 2 cell phone. Burgundy color. New, still in box. Paid $259 at Bluegrass Cellular, will sell for $125. Call 270-497-4621. Ladies triplet ring, 14k gold. Asking $350. Call 270-4974621. Refrigerator for sale. Would make a good garage fridge. $25. Call 270-497-4787.

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. 270945-1615.

Registered Charlaois Bull. 2 ½ years old. Best offer. Call 270-828-8780.

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Wood for sale. $30 pickup load, rough cut lumber .50 cents a board foot. Call 270-945-0235 or 270-4964286. 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.

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Ford Tractor 9N. Good tires. Engine smokes a little. Runs good. 270-668-2971. Ask for J.J. 14 ft. Jon Boat. 15 horsepower. Johnson camoflauge trolling motor. Excellent shape, barely used. $1200 with trailer. Call 270-497-4502.

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36� JVC TV with converter box. $150. Call 270-4974502.

Antique luggage trunk for sale, hard find, good shape, call 270-497-4494.

Or call us to place an ad! 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

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WITH COUPON presented at time of appointment! Call Donnie @ 422-4421

Horse Shoeing-Farrier Service. Accepting new clients in March. 30 years experienced. Jerry Chee 270-4224060. Or call cell 270-6684306.

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 270422-2522 or 502-552-5408.


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

419 High Street. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, central heat/air. $475 plus utilities. $450 deposit. Call 270-422-3410 or 270-945-3195.

Nice Home: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sitting on 2 acres in Flaherty. $600 monthly and $600 deposit. Call 270-945-4907 or 270-828-5052.


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House on LaFayette Street. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Call 270422-2296 or 270-547-1689.

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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.

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.


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Amy Grant autographed collection. $80 or best offer. For more information, call 270-945-0500. 2 INDUSTRIAL SECURITY LIGHTS. $500 each. 270828-2927. COMMERCIAL SECURITY GATE. Approx. 15 ft. w/motor. Never been installed. Call for more information. 270-828-2927. A New Computer Now!! Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO credit- No Problem. Smallest Weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW- Call 800-840-5366 SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00--Convert your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. Free information: 1-800-5781363 Ext300-N

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Full Size Truck Topper. 270-422-4060. 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.

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


The Meade County Public Library is accepting bids until February 27th for lawn maintenance for the 2009 mowing season. The library reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Please include the following: Certificate of Insurance, itemized list of work to be completed, and contract with detailed scope of work. Send to: MCPL 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108. Weekend help wanted. Clean stalls, part-time, work around horses. Call 270-828-8285. ADVERTISING SALES PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: Nationwide publishing company working in your area for over 30 years needs experienced advertising sales manager. *70 to 80% renewal accts *Paid Training *Travel Allowance *Incentive Bonuses. Average first year earnings $80-$120K. Must have dependable transportation and be able to travel overnight. Email resume to or call 800-527-0156 Exchange Coordinators Wanted. EF Foundation seeks energetic and motivated representatives to help find homes for Int’l exchange students. Commission/ travel benefits. Must be 25+ 877-216-1293 Navy Reserve. Serve part-time. No military exp. needed. Paid training & potential sign-on bonus. Great benefits. Retirement. Call Mon-Fri 800-282-1384. Part-Time, home-based Internet business. Earn $500-$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. FREE details. Sullivan University (Lexington) has immediate opening for a shuttle driver. Temporary, part-time position working 6 hour shift 4 days per week. Requires a CDL with passenger endorsement. Send resume to Nancy Jenkins, 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504. Fax 859-276-1153. EOE. Wanted: Life Agents! Earn $500 a day- Great agent benefits- Commissions paid daily- Liberal underwriting- Leads, leads, leads. Life Insurance, License Required. Call 1-888713-6020.

Airlines Are Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387. AMERICAN HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAINING 866280-5836 Attend school in KY. State Training Dollars for qualified Applicants. Financing & Employment Assistance Available. NCCER ACCREDITED Equipment Operator Courses. 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.


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

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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.

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

LAND FOR SALE English Estates

61 acres Breckinridge County. Perfect turkey and deer hunting. $1500 an acre. 367 acres in Lewis County off Interstate 65. $675 an acre. 88.9 acres in Ohio County. $1400 an acre. 1-6 ACRES in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. 7.7 ACRES, near Irvington, beautiful home site. Ok for horses. $24,500. Must see to appreciate. $500 Down. 1-2 ACRES, near Doe Valley Otter Creek Park. Restricted to houses, county water, electric and blacktop road. 32 acres and 20 acres in Breckinridge County. County water. Electric available. Perfect for crop, pasture or horses. 61 + 51 ac. Perfect hunting in Breck Co. only $1500 per acre. Possible owner financing. We pay cash for farms or land. Call Marion at 6684035 or

Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900 Lot 28 - 1.696 acres $19,600 Lot 42 - 1.224 acres $13,900


Lot 48 - 1.572 acres $15,290

Motel Rooms & Cabins

Lot 49 - 1.296 acres $14,500

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Lot 50 - 1.27 acres $14,400 Lot 51 - 1.232 acres $13,900

Indian Oaks Lot 10 - 3.46 acres $25,500

Reasonable Rates Nice & Clean Nightly, Weekly & Monthly Rates

Furnished Apartment

For Rent One Bedroom • Utilities Included

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

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Lot 14 - 2.5297 acres $17,000 Lot 15 - 2.5399 acres $17,000

Meade Springs Lot 29 - 4.092 acres $35,000 Lot 30 - 4.988 acres $42,000 On Meade Springs Road

REWARD for information leading to an arrest or return of property. Panasonic flat-screen television silver in color with shelving and John Deere and Case pocket knife collection. Please call 270-547-8099 or the Meade County Sheriff Dept. with information.

Hardesty Raymond Road Lot 9 - 6 acres $30,000 OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE 270-668-4857

STAY AND PLAY at one of Kentuckyís top golf courses, Cherry Blossom, Georgetown. Call 502-570-9489 about Stay and Play, including furnished townhome, golf for four.

Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Building lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. 6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home or mobile home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Mobile Home on nice lot near Rough River Lake, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, very clean and nice with new hardwood laminated flooring through-out the home. Located off Hwy. 401 and Centerview-Rough River Road. $49,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. 5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy.1638 and Hwy.933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting at $22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. 4 acres, water well, lays excellent, located on Shumate Road near Ekron. $24,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Mobile Home and land on Hwy.920 near Vertrees in Hardin County. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, nice and clean home. $49,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. Double-Wide Home and land near Brandenburg, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, located off Hwy.448 on Meade Springs Road. $69,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 270-422-1050. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270-497-4885. THE OPEN DOOR ALTEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270497-4885. REPORT A CRIME, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed. ALATEEN meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. for teens ages 11-19 at the Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108. Any teen whose life is or has been affected by drinking problems in a family member or friend. Call for more information, 270547-4569 or 270-4974885. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Center, Radcliff Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

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We buy and sell land

North Myrtle Beach, SC- WARM SUNSHINE! Oceanfront Luxury Beach Homes and Condos. Best selection, Service and Rates guaranteed! FREE Brochure. 866-878-2754 or www. northmyrtlebeachtravel. com.

270-547-4222 Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing Value will only go up on this 3 bd 1 ba house located in Vine Grove, move in ready only $59,900. $4,900 down, $609 monthly. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, Nice 3 bd 2 ba single wide in Breckinridge County, storage shed, well maintained on .8 acre. $49,900. $4,900 down, $498 monthly. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, Private 3 to 10 acres, nice, open, level, some woods. Breckinridge County. $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, Great Commercial property, 1 acre right on Hwy. 60, only $24,900. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, 1 acre building lot. Nice, level, off Hwy. 60. $13,900. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, com. Lots of space in this 4 bd 2 ba new construction home. Skylights, oak cabinets, gorgeous, on 1 acre in Hudson. $145,000. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, Ready for horses and your home. 13 acres, fenced, metal barn with stalls, septic, well, in Hardinsburg, $43,900. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, 2 to 6 acres, open, level, some woods, county water, excellent building sites off Hwy. 86, Breckinridge County. $500 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, com. 23 acres, great hunting, located off Green Valley Ranch Road, Payneville. $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, 20 acres, open pasture, all fenced, ready for livestock in Lodiburg. $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, Fixer upper farm house, barn, open pasture, 10 acres in Big Springs, off High Plains Road, $79,900. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, com. Call our friendly sales associates today! We’re open 7 days a week, and visit our website at www.

Driver- Join PTL today! Company Drivers earn up to 38 cpm. 1/2 cpm increase every 60K miles. Average 2,800 miles/ week. CDL-A required. Call 877-740-6262. 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

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Musicians, performers, stilt walkers, clowns, jugglers, etc. for local entertainment and events. Call 270-422-1879 or e-mail Meade County residents who love reading all types of books, partaking in hearty discussions and critical thinking. Book club members will be asked to host alternating meetings with refreshments and lead discussions. Must be willing to purchase at least 1 book per month and meet on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. If interested, e-mail Crystal at or call 859-358-7571 by Jan. 31. Please, no phone calls past 8 p.m. Weekend help wanted. Clean stalls, parttime, work around horses. Call 270-8288285.

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@

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 270316-9116. Buying Scrap Gold and Silver. 10-14-18 kt. Gold. .925 Silver and Silver Coins. Call 270-422-2841 or 270-872-6953.

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Experienced OTR CDL-A Drivers: Only accepting applications from the best drivers in the area. 1-800326-8889. Help Wanted: Join WilTrans Lease or Company Driver program. Enjoy Strong freight network. 1-888-229-8712. 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.

2 puppies, 8 weeks old, adorable!

Black and white short haired cat!

Sweet and playful cat, needs a home!

Black lab, sweet and beautiful.

Tabby cat... sly and sassy!

Black and white cat. Come and get me, if you can.

Beagle mix, great dog.

Benji needs a home, today.

Retriever mix, female, young dog, very sweet!

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. Pickup truck & Commercial truck drivers needed. Deliver RV trailers and commercial trucks and buses to all 48 states and Canada. Log on to www.RVdeliveryjobs. com. TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING 866-244-3644 CDL Class-A and B Courses. Attend School in Kentucky. State Training Dollars for qualified Applicants. Financing & Employment Assistance Available.

First Annual Chelsea Stinnett Memorial Community

Volleyball Tournament

All proceeds will go to the Meade County Lady Wave Boosters

When: February 21, 2009 Where: Meade County High School 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Rules: All teams must have at least six players. There MUST be two females per team on the court at all times. Men CANNOT spike. Underhand serving only. Players must be at least 18 years of age. Tournament will be double-elimination. Information: Entry fee: $100 per team. ($125 for late registration.) Teams MUST be entered by Feb. 14th. A $50.00 deposit (included in entry fee) is due when you sign up.If your team fails to show, or you withdraw, your deposit will be lost. Lines will be called by the 2008 Lady Wave volleyball team. Concessions will be available for purchase. We will play straight through the day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Only the first 14 teams will be entered.

1st Place: Trophy and 2009 Volleyball Season Passes for all team members 2nd Place: T-shirt All participants will receive a gift For information please contact: Bobbie Jo Dowell (Booster President) or 270-422-2266 Michele West (Head Varsity Coach) Jennifer Smith (Head Freshmen & JV, Assistant Varsity Coach)

Mail entry forms to: Bobbie Jo Dowell • 1755 Fairgrounds Rd • Brandenburg, KY 40108 THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

For many more listings, call 866-865-5263!

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Corydon Presbyterian Church. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Non-smoking. For more information, please call 270-828-3406. TOPS Buck Grove Baptist Church. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Lena at 270-422-2692. HOPE & HEALING Grief Support Group- Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. 812-738-7893. ALIVE GROUP-BREAST CANCER – Second Thursday of the month. Call Hardin Memorial Hospital for information. 270706-1064. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB-CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE – held quarterly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call for next available class. Johnna Sutton 270-706-1294. LOSS GROUP – held monthly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270-706-1064 for more information.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

School News

FBLA hosts annual Christmas party On Dec. 9, 2008 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students and advisers traveled to the MARC House for the annual MARC Christmas Party. The Meade County Chapter of FBLA has hosted this party for over 30 years as part of their annual community service. Before the party, students were matched up with people to buy the adults something that was on their Christmas list. When the FBLA members and advisers arrived at the house the members were excited to see them and to play games. While there, the students played games, gave gifts, ate pizza and cake, and got to know the adults. The students helped with the adults by getting them their food and helping them play the games. This annual event is a

Roberts and Haukom Kevin and Rhonda Roberts are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Renee Roberts to Benjamin Derek Haukom, son of Rob and Diane Haukom of Brandenburg. The couple got engaged on December 14, 2008 in Arrington, Tenn. The wedding is scheduled for July 3, 2009 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Brandenburg. Lindsey is a 2007 graduate of Meade County High School and is presently employed at Tony Brown Chevrolet and attends Jefferson Community College studying for Dental Hygiene. Ben is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School and is presently a manager at The Buckle in Clarksville, Ind.

Marriages Jaci Crysteen Reardon, 18, of Guston, daughter of Anne Michelle Cissell and Daniel Eugene Reardon, to Charles Brandon Oblisk, 22, of Guston, son of Mary Fern Thompson and Charles Cecil Oblisk. Angela Faye Deshazer, 30, of Brandenburg, daughter of Marli Kay Mudd and Terry Lee Dewitt, to Kevin Patrick Finley, 37, of Clarkson, Ky., son of Loresta Pearl Overton and Kevin Bryant Finley.


Shawn Hughes, Jr.

Shawn Hughes Jr., a resident of Brandenburg and a freshman made the McKendree University President’s List by maintaining high grades during the fall semester. Hughes is the son of Shawn Hughes of Depauw, Ind. and Linda Hughes of Vine Grove, Ky. He is the grandson of Doug and Sandra Hughes, Brandenburg. He is a 2008 graduate of Meade County High School. McKendree University students earn President’s List recognition by maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Birthdays January 30: Bobby Gagel and Noble Richardson. January 31: Kaitlyn Hines. February 1: Clayton Snider. February 2: Mrya Heil and Irvin Spencer. February 4: Crystal Blehar and Susanne Richardson. February 5: Trinity Spink, Molly Fackler, Trinity Spink and Ruby Blankenship.


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Meady County High School FBLA students pose for a commemorative photo after hosting their annual MARC Christmas party held this past December. great way for our members to get in the holiday spirit by providing fun and activities for someone else in the community. Janette Schmidt, MCHS

Business Teacher, coordinated the event and Kara Hawkins, of the Youth Services Center, also provided support to making the event successful.

Karen Cottrell, student nurse, also provided help during the day. Submitted by Avery Sydnor, FBLA Chapter Reporter.

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