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A proud and active Kentuckian, marketing director Tim King serves his home state well by promoting the new and improved ‘Kentucky Show.’

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Playing its first game in two weeks due to last week’s ice storm, the Greenwave came out a little chilly, falling to LaRue County Tuesday night.

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American Red Cross-recommended emergency supply list

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At least a four-day supply of water, estimating at least one gallon of water per person per day.


Between ice storms, tornados, and hurricane winds, Meade Countians should be all the wiser on how to stay prepared for weather emergencies. Though emergency response crews were on the double assisting residents after last week’s ice storm, individuals can help themselves, their families, and their neighbors — and can make life a little easier for emergency responders — by taking proactive steps to stay prepared for Mother Nature’s fury. Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson encourages everyone to reevaluate the results of last week’s disastrous weather and reference the county’s emergency management Web site,, for information about always staying one step ahead of the storm.

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Candles, to cut back on the use of batterypowered flashlights. Emergency candles burn slower than regular household candles.

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County’s emergency response plan scrutinized, 175 Meade County homes remain in the dark By Laura Saylor A sigh of relief is slowly breezing through the county as more and more electricity and water is restored to Meade County residences and businesses after last week’s treacherous ice storm. Tim Gossett, Vice President for Public

Relations and Marketing for Meade County RECC, reported Thursday morning that 175 homes remain without electricity in Meade County. Roughly 1,300 RECC customers in Breckinridge County were without power, as well as 400 in Ohio County and 1,400 in Grayson County. “We’re now getting into some of the individual outages,” he said. “We hope to be

By Crystal Benham

Brandenburg was one of many hot spots Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane visited as the couple traveled to counties affected by last week’s snowstorm. County officials, emergency rescue teams and residents gathered in front of the Meade County Fire Protection District Headquarters Sunday afternoon as Beshear shared details of how the state is assisting Kentuckians affected by recent winter storm damages. Of the state’s 120 counties, 92 counties endured power outages and water shortages, Beshear said. Initially, more than 700,000


At least one batteryoperated radio

Home and/or portable generators can prove to be a lifesaver during power outages, though improper use of the machines can be fatal.

Gov. Steve Beshear answers questions after addressing a large crowd at the Meade County Fire Station on Sunday.

in reasonably good condition by (Friday evening). That doesn’t mean everyone will be back up, but we’re working on it.” Gossett said the out-of-state electric company workers that joined the ranks in assisting RECC electric line repairers were a huge asset to restoring power locally.


Local food pantries seeing higher demand Economy believed to be driving factor for increase of families in need By Crystal Benham

As Americans begin feeling the affects of the recession, combined with rising food and energy costs, many food pantries are seeing more and more people in need of a helping hand. Meade County Food Pantry Director Linda Whelan said the pantry had nearly a 50 percent increase in residents utilizing its services last year, and the numbers have continued to grow in 2009. Karen Harris, assistant director of the Food Pantry, said she believes that growth is due to the country’s current economic status and the effects are showing in surrounding Louisville Metro areas. “The recession has caused so many factories in Louisville to shut down where a lot of

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Reports of ‘mass vandalism’ at Otter Creek Park untrue Park patrolled by Muldraugh police, county constable, conservation officer By Laura Saylor

Acts of vandalism have occurred at Otter Creek Park since the 2,600-acre recreational area was shut down

Jan. 1, but park officials say those acts are consistent with the low level of vandalism the park experienced while it was operational. The issue of agencies expected to patrol the park

has also become a gray area, though Jason Cissell, public information officer for Metro Parks, said the park is and always was monitored regularly. “The park is patrolled throughout the week by a Muldraugh police officer, a Meade County constable, and a state Fish and Wildlife con-

servation officer — who has full police powers,“ Cissell stated. “These arrangements were in place long before the park closed, and will continue.” Cissell also said Metro Parks has a full-time maintenance employee who travels


Metro Parks spokesman Jason Cissell says recentlyclosed Otter Creek is well patrolled.


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Friday, February 6, 2009

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RADCLIFF, Ky. — On Jan. 21, the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central performed its 700th interment since opening June 1, 2007. “We are deeply honored that these veterans and their families have chosen a Kentucky state veterans cemetery for their final resting place,” said Jeff Acob, Cemetery Branch Manager at the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA.)

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Most of the county’s electricity was knocked out Jan. 27 and 28 as ice-laden tree branches snapped through power lines. An initial 21,000 RECC customers were in the dark. Gossett thanked customers for their patience during the company’s worst power outage in history. According to Appendix F-4 of the county’s Emergency Operations Plan, emergency shelters in Meade County are listed as all nine district schools and the Meade County Senior Citizens Center. Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson said those buildings are considered to be shelters under “normal” conditions — as opposed to severe weather extremes or a nuclear attack — and that such a massive power outage complicated the ability to stick to protocol. Dodson was able to announce on WMMG radio that the Meade County High School would be open as a basic shelter on Jan. 28. “WMMG radio station went off the air early in, but not before we announced to have anyone coming to shelters to bring their own food, water, baby needs, et cetera. We are supplying you a lighted, heated space; nothing more at this time,” Dodson stated. The high school housed 71 residents on Jan. 28 before the building — which does not have a generator — lost electricity around 4 p.m. After the high school lost power, Meade County Fire Chief Larry Naser and fellow firefighters opened up their newly constructed fire station in Brandenburg to house residents. The new fire station has been officially op-

Untrue From page A1 the park in a marked vehicle, and the YMCA Camp Piomingo has residents living in homes in the area who act as additional “eyes and ears.” Vandals recently used a BB gun to shoot holes into windows at the park’s main office and damaged some equipment at a play area, Cissell said. Four people have also been cited for criminal trespass since the park closed. Brandenburg Mayor David Pace said reporters from a Louisville news station inquired two weeks ago about the city’s plans to patrol the park, after a Metro Parks spokesman said Brandenburg police officers were partially responsible for

“All of us at KDVA are proud that we are able to provide our veterans with such a sacred place of honor and dignity.” The 700th interment is Staff Sergeant SSG (US Army, Ret) Willie E. Jones of Radcliff. He joins 598 veterans, including one active-duty service member, and 101 dependents at the cemetery. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central (KVCC) mainly serves veterans from a 75mile radius of the cemetery, including parts of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. KVCC also serves Active Duty soldiers and their dependents serving at nearby Fort Knox.

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central is Kentucky’s second state veterans cemetery. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West opened in Hopkinsville in March 2004. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, in Williamstown, opened August 22, 2008. KDVA is currently planning the design and construction of Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Greenup County. For more information about interment at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, including eligibility and services, call the cemetery at 270-351-5115 or 270-351-5119. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central is located on 99

acres at 2501 N. Dixie Highway in Radcliff, adjacent to Fort Knox. Construction included a 3,600-square-foot administration building, a 4,400-square-foot maintenance building with service area, a committal facility and a columbarium. It also has appropriate parking, road network, walking path and landscaping commensurate with the dignity and honor of a state veterans cemetery. Construction and initial equipment for KVCC cost approximately $8.95 million. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reimbursed the state for construction, and the state pays the operating costs.

erational for only one month. “The timing of the (fire station) being completed was phenomenal,” Naser said. “We were able to give these people a warm place to stay.” Naser said he and fellow emergency responders were happy to play host to the residents who took advantage of the shelter, though Naser voiced some frustration over the lack of adhering to the county’s Emergency Operations Plan. “Of course we’re going to open our doors (for residents) ... but as far as I’ve read in the (Emergency Operations Plan) it’s the schools that are supposed to be the predesignated shelters with fuel, cots and generators,” Naser said. The fire station was able to stay powered up with a generator the fire district had purchased several years ago. Naser said other fire districts throughout the county were also able to provide shelter. Naser said the Meade County fire district spent approximately $1,200 on food, $900 on air mattresses and blankets, and $400 on propane during the nights it opened as a shelter. He said he hopes the district can be reimbursed its money from FEMA. Dodson and Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said the county had been applying for generators to be used during emergencies for years, and that state and federal funding for purchasing them had been denied. Dodson said just a few weeks ago a request for two generators — including one mobile trailer-mounted generator that could be transported to different locations — had been rejected by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. After the February 2008 tornado, the Federal Emer-

gency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program — which provides grants to local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures — had only $40,000 in generator grant money available state wide. Craycroft estimated that a generator powerful enough to meet the county’s needs would cost at least $7,000. “If we keep getting turned down ... we’ll have to do something to try to budget money (for generators) in the county budget,” Craycroft said. He said a generator at the Garrett water tower was instrumental in maintaining some communication with that part of the county. In addition to purchasing generators, Craycroft said other areas of improvement to be considered in the county’s emergency preparedness is working to help provide a secondary back-up source for WMMG so pertinent information can be relayed to residents; working with local churches to have them available as shelters; and working with the National Guard to use its building on Armory Drive in Brandenburg as a shelter, since it has a generator. Dodson said Craycroft and Brandenburg Mayor David Pace were finally able to acquire permission from the National Guard to use its armory as a shelter after lengthy efforts. The building opened up Tuesday and Wednesday nights as a shelter — since wind chills plummeted to single digits — though Dodson said no one showed up. “Our road crews ... power line workers, firefighters and emergency personnel did a tremendous job,” Craycroft said. “They worked around the clock, and their families were without power, too. They did a tremendous job.”

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monitoring the park. Both Pace and Brandenburg Police Chief Jeff Cox said they’ve never been contacted by Louisville officials about patrolling the park. “I don’t see how it would fall on (Brandenburg officers) to patrol (the park),” Cox said. “City residents pay taxes for us to protect the city.” Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick echoed Cox’s sentiments, saying he was never asked by Louisville officials to patrol the park, and feels his department lacks the manpower and resources to do so even if Metro Parks would have requested it. “I have about 28,000 people in Meade County that are taxpayers that (the sheriff’s department) needs to patrol,” he said. “We can’t also worry about 2,600 acres of uninhabited land.” Cissell said the park is be-

ing adequately monitored by law enforcement, and the property is remaining safe. “Any statements implying that the park has become a lawless wild west are untrue, and any statements predicting future calamity are speculative and irresponsible,” Cissell stated. “The park is patrolled, and the park is safe.” Cissell said Metro Parks officials took representatives of Friends of Otter Creek Park — a recently-formed community group aimed at re-opening the park — on a tour over the property last weekend to ensure them that reports of massive vandalism in the park were “entirely untrue.” “We are working hard to protect (Otter Creek Park), with the hope that we will be able to find an operator that can reopen the park soon,” Cissell said.

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Groundhog handler Bill Deeley holds Punxsutawney Phil high in the air to greet his fans. Staff Report The News Standard

In front of 13,000 witnesses, America’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his home on Gobbler’s Knob on Tuesday to predict six more weeks of winter weather. The annual Groundhog’s Day celebration, which occurs each year at sunrise on Feb. 2, is held in the small community of Punxsutawney, Penn., about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The tradition originates from German superstition, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. It is believed that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2 — which is the Christian holiday of Candlemas — the winter season will last another six weeks. If the animal doesn’t see its shadow, legend says spring will come early. Phil’s official weather forecast for 2009 was read aloud at Gobbler’s Knob, the small hill in which Phil lives: “Hear Ye! Hear Ye! On Gobbler’s Knob this glorious Groundhog Day, Feb, 2, 2009, Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, awoke to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths, after casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers. Phil proclaimed that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were World Champions one more time and a bright sky above me showed my shadow beside me. So six more weeks of winter it will be.” According to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Phil has seen his shadow 97 times and hasn’t seen it 15 times. There are no predictions recorded for nine years. Records date back to 1887.

•The county’s water boil advisory is lifted as of Feb. 3. •County officials are working to organize Meade-Olin Park as a drop-off location for tree debris. •County trash collection resumed Feb. 2 on passable roadways. •The Red Cross has been and still is searching for local establishments to become contract shelters. It continues to seek emergency volunteers to aid in weather disasters. •FEMA assistance is presently not being offered for individuals in Meade County.

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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, This is just one family's experience due to the recent ice storm and I am sure there are many more. We, like most, lost power right away and like most assumed it would be restored in a day or so — wrong. So, like most we fired up our small generator (purchased after the last disaster that Meade County wasn't ready for) and looked to see if the shelters were opening up for those with special medical needs. Much to our dismay we found out that the only shelter in Meade County was supposed to be the high school and that was not going to open because its generator had blown up! Therefore, there would be no emergency shelter in Meade County. On Wednesday night we lost our power lines (they were ripped directly from the house by a huge tree that tried to come inside our house!). We called around and after multiple tries found an electrician who came out on Saturday and restored our power box. We then informed RECC that we were ready for them to restore our power as the guards (we live in Doe Valley) had informed them of the dangerous situation with the wires being down. We informed them that our house is supposed to be "flagged" for medical equipment. We were told that we are on the list. As of Saturday our generator burnt up because we've had to run it 24/7 since the beginning of the storm. Every day we call RECC and remind them we have a medical emergency ... every day we get the same response ... you are simply a number and we are working on it. I do not understand why a county like Meade County should be so backward in emergency response. Or why even a business like Meade County RECC can turn a cold heart to a customer with emergency breathing equipment that has to have electric to run, how they can continue passing the buck telling us we're on the list! What purpose does the "special needs" list serve? Sande Adams Doe Valley Dear Editor, My wife and I would like all Meade County RECC personnel and others to know just how much we appreciate the long hours they have worked, especially the RECC linemen and other crews from different areas who came to help. We know you have put in long and cold hours. You have done a wonderful job restoring power and heat to our homes. My wife and I have never known a more caring and dedicated group of persons. The people who you serve can be proud of you and the others who worked along side you. There is no finer group than you. We commend you, and God bless you all. Leon and Gladys St. Clair Guston CORRECTION: In last week’s article titled “Teens STAT flighted after car accident,” Rebecca Wiseman’s last name was incorrectly listed as “Eaton” on the accident report. She was not involved in the accident, though her husband, Edmond Wiseman, was injured and was also STAT flighted.

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Local response efforts have highs, lows Editorials are the opinion of The News Standard management. Frustration has been so thick around the county that you could cut it with an ice scraper. That’s the one thing residents, power line workers, emergency responders, and county officials can agree upon. What’s slicing the aforementioned groups in two is opinions about the county’s emergency response efforts. Yes, you’d think that after a tornado, a hurricane, an earthquake, droughts and floods, Meade County would be unnaturally prepared to face an ice storm head on. Though the storm itself was anticipated, its after af-

fects were unprecedented. Armed with hindsight’s 20/20 vision, the following is a composite of high and low points in reference to local response efforts. Low: The lack of generators available to service the county. Without communication, emergency responders hands’ are pretty much tied; it’s hard to accomplish a lot when the lights are already out. Meade County should have had more generators available to prevent power outages in places used to communicate information to the masses. High: The tireless work of emergency responders and electric line repairmen. Many of these men and women left their own families at home

in the cold and dark to serve their community first. Low: The deplorable audacity of those residents who voiced death threats to emergency management director Ron Dodson and started near fist fights with local electric company workers. Their behavior is childish and unnecessary. Do they think Dodson and RECC workers were sitting idle and laughing as residents suffered? It’s shameful. High: Community outreach. Many neighbors were spotted assisting each other and knocking on the doors’ of elderly residents, ensuring they were taken care of. With an estimated ratio of one emergency responder per every 100 residents, it’s the

propaganda while preaching falsehoods such as, “It was government spending that bailed America out of the Great Depression. “ I plan to avoid conversion as long as possible. The farther we wade into that cesspool, the quicker our freedom drowns. But the pack mentality that’s taking over Washington, D.C., Frankfort, and even city halls across our commonwealth indicate I’m in the minority. And so I recall a story I heard about a student who asked a professor: “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?” The prof asked the student for the punch line. The student said it was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground,” the student said. “The pigs find the corn and come every day to eat for free. When they get used to coming every day, put a fence up on one side of the place where they root. When they get used to the fence, they be-

gin to eat the corn again, and sury. From that moment on, you put up another side of the majority always votes for the fence. the candidates promising the “Well, they get most benefits from used to that and start Bluegrass the public treasury, to eat again. You conwith the result that Beacon tinue until you have a democracy always all four sides of the collapses over loose fence up with a gate fiscal policy.” on the last side. The The naïve among pigs — hooked on us — both the polithe free corn — come ticians and their through the gate to sheep-like followers eat. Then you slam — claim that “free the gate closed and corn” such as cigaJim Waters rette-tax increases, catch the herd. “Suddenly, the public subsidies and wild pigs have lost their free- government bailouts are not dom. They run around inside just inevitable but essential. the fence, but they cannot get Of course, feasting on a pile out. So, they go back to eating of corn placed on the ground free corn. By now, they are so is easier than foraging in the used to it that they have for- woods. gotten how to forage in the Easier it may be. Free it is wild. In the end, they simply not. accept captivity.” Ironically, in the same year Jim Waters is the director of that our Constitution was rat- policy and communications for ified, Scottish professor Alex- the Bluegrass Institute, Kenander Tyler astutely predict- tucky’s free-market think tank. ed: “A democracy ... can only You can reach him at jwaters@ exist until the voters discover You can that they can vote themselves read previously published collargesse from the public trea- umns at

helping hand of good-hearted friends and neighbors that helps brighten the light at the end of the tunnel. What’s important is for capable individuals to be more self-sufficient. It’s our responsibility to help ourselves as much as we can before we expect assistance. Reliance on the help of others should be a secondary thought process. If we haven’t already learned it, we need to learn it now on both individual and county-wide levels: get prepared. Mother Nature obviously has it out for Kentucky. Let’s not wait for a volcano to erupt in downtown Brandenburg before we all finally get on the ball.

Pigs on parade to the public trough The new administration hadn’t even arrived in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration before its leadership called for a “new Declaration of Independence.” Of course, such talk demonstrates a startling political naiveté about the intent and purpose of the architect of the first — and only — real Declaration of Independence. If case you slept through history classes, its author, Thomas Jefferson, warned: “A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.” So before declaring a “new” declaration, it might help if we reacquaint ourselves with the original declaration and its companion document, the U.S. Constitution. Let’s start with parts of both that protect an individual’s right to fail or succeed based on ability — not on a government bailout. Big-government types eagerly seek to baptize hardworking taxpayers in the sewage waters of entitlement

State legislators search for ways to overcome $456 mil shortfall Many agree that it will be difficult in the near term to reduce Medicaid, which is already running a substantial deficit, and Corrections, which has daily fixed prison costs. My colleagues and I are also committed to doing all we can to preserve classroom funding, because cuts in those areas last a lot longer than a school year. Unfortunately, those three areas make up a sizeable majority of the state’s budget, meaning other areas would need even deeper reductions to make up the difference. Governor Beshear has called on state agencies to determine how they would handle less money this year. Their numerous examples paint a clearer picture of

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medical expenses. Since 2001, this quasi-state program had helped more than 87,000 Kentuckians obtain $135 million for their healthcare needs, much of that for free or reducedprice. I know many of my colleagues in the House and I would like to see this program begin again. We are also highly sensitive to the financial plight of our colleges and universities and those who attend them. Further cuts would mean hundreds of faculty jobs would go unfilled across the commonwealth, and it could lead to caps on enrollment. Skyrocketing tuition costs also must be contained if we want to meet our higher education goals set in 1997. The stimulus package be-

ing voted on in Congress this month could be a tremendous help to Kentucky and other states, but it is doubtful that it would arrive in time to lessen the current shortfall. That means the clock is still ticking. As the General Assembly looks for the best route to take in the days ahead, please feel free to let me know your thoughts and concerns. If you would like to write, my address is Room 357C, Capitol Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also leave a message for me or for any legislator at 800-372-7181. For the deaf or hard of hearing, the number is 800-896-0305. I hope to hear from you soon.

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what we are facing. The Department of Revenue and our PVAs, for example, would continue trying to do more with less staff, but that could lead to delays in assessments and keeping the tax calendar on schedule. Veterans’ Affairs is considering less travel for its field representatives; prosecutors and public defenders alike would have a tougher time maintaining their caseloads; and the Department of Education would push back a round of textbook funding. Many communities have already been hit hard by the recent loss of Kentucky Homeplace, which assisted rural Kentuckians who didn’t qualify for Medicaid but could not afford certain


FRANKFORT — This the House and Senate budweek, as many Kentuckians get committees met often continue cleaning up the with many of the governor’s damage from one devastat- senior staff last month to ing storm, legislators get a better idea of return to Frankfort to Legislative what state agencies tackle another sweephave done so far to Update ing the country and bridge this large wreaking havoc on financial gap, and most states’ budgets. what more they We have just 26 may need to do. legislative days left Everyone agrees to find a way to overthat substantial come a shortfall esticuts are needed, mated at $456 million. but what is still unSince we constitutionJeff Greer resolved is whethally cannot end a fiscal er that may be year in a deficit, and enough. Any revthe year ends June 30, we do enue measures that are connot have much time to spare. sidered, however, will have The hope is that a resolution a higher threshold to meet, can be ready for Governor since the constitution calls Beshear’s signature by the for a two-thirds majority on middle of this month. these matters during oddTo help make that happen, year legislative sessions.

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C. Richard Lusardo and Anita L. Lusardo to Jason Brown and Jacki Brown, lot 208 of Doe Valley Greens Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $280. C. Richard Lusardo and Anita L. Lusardo to Jason Brown and Jacki Brown, lot 207 and 210, property located in Meade County, deed tax $20. HSBC Bank, USA National Association as Indenture Trustee by Bob Suhre, in his capacity as Assistant Vice President of Chase Home Finance, LLC, Attorney in Fact, to Gene McGehee, 5166 Big Spring, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $36.50. Nathan Hays, aka Nathan H. Hays, and Carrie Hays and Chase Home Finance, LLC, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a portion of lot 38 and 39, The Woods. John Bennesh and Joan Bennesh to John A. Bennesh and Joan G. Bennesh, Trustees, or their succesors in trust under the John A. and Joan G. Bennesh Family Wealth Trust, lot 16 of Hickory Hills Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Henry W. Haynes and Unknown Defendant, being the unknown spouse of Henry W. Haynes and Unknown Defendants, being the unknown heirs of Henry W. Haynes and Unknown Defendant, being any person having or claiming an interest in the real property of Henry W. Haynes and Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky Revenue Cabinet and The Meade County Taxing Districts and Dan Patty and Kathy R. Luttrell and Meade County Fiscal Court, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to James P. McDonald and Kathy R. Luttrell, property located in Meade County. Omer Cooper and Tara Cooper to Norman R. Holt and Patricia D. Holt, Lot 13 of Highland Heights in Brandenburg, deed tax $8. Edwin and Norma Wooden to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the use and benefit of the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, property located in Meade County. Chris McGehee to Michael Foster and Mary Foster, lot 31 of Vowels Farm Division in Meade County, deed tax $23.50. Donny L. Geary and Mary H. Geary and County of Meade, Kentucky and Beneficial Kentucky, Inc. and Green Tree Servicing, LLC, fka Green Tree Financial Servicing Corporation, fka Conseco Finance Servicing Corporation, Successor Servicer to Greenpoint Credit, LLC, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Green Tree Servicing, LLC, fka Green Tree Financial Servicing Corporation, fka Conseco Finance Servicing Corporation, Successor Servicer to Greenpoint Credit, LLC. Kimball International, Inc. to Briar Patch Farms, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, property located in Meade County, deed tax $107.50. Stephen Barr and Daphne Barr to Briar Patch Farms, LLC, a 13.779 acre tract near Rhodelia, deed tax $20. Edward P. Webster, aka Edward P. Webster, Sr., and Gloria J. Webster to William L. Hall, II and Sounantho S. Hall, 281 Crystal Lane, Brandenburg, deed tax $220. Kimball International, Inc. to Michael L. Moll and Julia L. Moll, property located in Meade County, deed tax $158.50.

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1/13/09 at 7:29 p.m. Daniel Rimer of Louisville was driving a 2007 Volvo. Joshua Moore of Brandenburg was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile. Moore stated that he was pulling out of the light at Kroger when a semi ran the red light and struck the front of his vehicle. Rimer stated that he was looking for a place to pull over and did not know if he ran the light or not. Meade County EMS was called to the scene but everyone refused to be transported. Minor to moderate damage was done to Rimer’s vehicle. Moderate to severe damage was done to Moore’s vehicle. Report BPD09005 was filed by Officer Smith. 1/23/09 at 2:05 p.m. Darrell Barr of Payneville was driving a 1994 Chevrolet. Edna Mathews of Brandenburg was driving a 2008 Jeep. Barr was backing up and collided with Mathews, causing no damage to

Barr’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to Mathew’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09009 was filed by Officer Young.

Meade County Sheriff Department 1/9/09 at 9:46 a.m. Billy Sauls of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1994 Chevrolet. Candy Reed of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram. Sauls was traveling north on Viers Lane. Reed was traveling south on Viers Lane. As Sauls entered a curve, he lost control due to snow and ice. He went into the southbound lane. Reed veered to the right, trying to avoid contact. Sauls struck Reed’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to Saul’s vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to Reed’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 090022 was filed by Officer Robinson. 1/15/09 at 5:59 a.m. Terry Hardesty of Payneville was driving a 2006 Toyota eastbound on Rhodelia Road. He dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, and overcorrected, which brought him back onto the roadway. Hardesty dropped off the other shoulder, struck a culvert and mailbox, and then overturned. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0017 was filed by Officer Graham. 1/16/09 9:25 p.m. Terra Shouldice of Brandenburg was driving a 2005 Ford Escape on Fackler Road when she looked down. When she looked back up, she had run off of the roadway and into a wooded area. Severe damage was done to her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 090018 was filed by Officer Graham. 1/18/09 at 3:43 p.m. Beth McClure of Webster was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Olin Road. Jimmy See of Louisa, Ky. was driving a 1994 Kenworth Conventional eastbound on Olin Road. McClure lost control of her vehicle due to wet road conditions. She crossed the center line and sideswiped See, then exited the roadway and struck an earth embankment. Moderate to severe damage was done to her vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to See’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0019 was filed by Officer Foster. 1/18/09 at 8:34 p.m. Jason Graham of Webster was driving a 1008 Ford Crown Victoria eastbound on Flaherty Road. He struck a patch of ice which resulted in him spinning in the roadway two to three times before backing into an earth embankment on the westbound shoulder of the roadway. Moderate to severe damage was done to his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0020 was filed by Officer McCubbin. 1/19/09 at 10:29 a.m. Dorothy Herbert of Chamlin, Minn. was driving a 199 Honda Accord southbound on Darnall Avenue. She rounded a curve on the ice covered roadway and lost control. Herbert struck a fence owned by the City of LouisvilleOtter Creek Park, damaging two fence posts and 10-20 fee of woven wire fence. Road conditions were extremely slick and hazardous at the time of collision. Minor damage was done to Herbert’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0021 was filed by Officer Cummings. 1/19/09 3:31 p.m. Timothy Latondress of Guston was driving a 2001 Chevrolet. Michael Alexander of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1994 Toyota. Alexander was slowing to make a right turn from westbound US60 onto a private road. Latondress was westbound on US60 behind Alexander. Latondress stated that he did not realize Alexander was preparing to make a turn due to the sun being in his eyes. In an effort to avoid striking Alexander in the rear, Latondress tried going around him on the right shoulder, but was struck by Alexander when he turned. Minor damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0023 was filed by Officer Wright. 1/20/09 at 6:55 a.m. John Rogers of Harrodsburg, Ky. was driving a 1994 Peterbilt-Motors. Margaret Mayer of Ekron was driving a 2005 Mercury Mariner. Kerry Vowels of Brandenburg was driving a 2005 Chevrolet 1500. Rogers was traveling eastbound on US60. Mayer was crossing US60 from Brandenburg Road to Flaherty Road. Vowels was still at the intersection of Flaherty Road and US60 waiting to turn east onto US60. As Mayer started to cross US60, Rogers struck Mayer in the passenger side. Mayer then struck Vowels before coming to rest off the northbound side of Flaherty Road. Rogers came to rest off of the eastbound side of US60. Vowels rotated slightly during collision with Mayer and came to rest on Flaherty Road. Minor to moderate damage was done to Rogers and Vowels vehicles. Severe damage was done to Mayer’s vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0024 was filed by Officer Robinson. 1/20/09 at 4:08 p.m. William Southall of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1996 Ford northbound on Thompson Lane. Southall struck a


large area of ice, causing him to skid off the right side of the roadway. He struck a fence, where the vehicle came to rest. Moderate damage was done to his vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0025 was filed by Officer Wright. 1/20/09 at 5:36 p.m. Raymond Borders of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1986 AMC westbound on Flaherty Road when he traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a sign post and tree. Moderate to severe damage was done to his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 090028 was filed by Officer Wright. 1/21/09 at 4:43 p.m. James Childress of Ekron was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang. Amanda George of Louisville was driving a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire. George was traveling eastbound on Brandenburg Road and Childress was behind her. George was going to turn left into a private drive in a curve. Childress came up behind her and struck her vehicle in the rear. George stated that she did have her turn signal on. Minor to moderate damage was done to Childress’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to George’s vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0026 was filed by Officer Robinson. 1/22/09 at 10:00 a.m. Christopher Dages of Brandenburg was driving a 1991 GM Sonora. Willis Tindall, Jr. of Central, Ind. was driving a 2009 Mack TT. Both vehicles were traveling westbound on Flaherty Road. Dages did not notice Tindall making a right turn until it was too late to stop. Dages left 45 feet of skid marks before impacting the side of Tindall’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to Dages vehicle. Minor damage was done to Tindall’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0027 was filed by Officer McCubbin. 1/24/09 at 9:43 p.m. William Huey of Custer was driving a 2001 Chevrolet westbound on Big Spring Road. The right tires of his vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. Huey overcorrected, causing him to travel across the roadway and off of the left shoulder, then struck an earth embankment. Moderate damage was done to his vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0030 was filed by Officer Wright. 1/25/09 at 12:17 a.m. Shawn Hayes of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1986 Chevrolet. Brooke Witte of Irvington was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. Officer Matti was dispatched to a vehicle stopped in the middle of Flaherty Road. Caller advised that the driver got out and left the vehicle in the road without any lights or flashers on. A second call came in that a vehicle had struck the deserted vehicle. Witness gave a description of the driver. Officer had turned around on Flaherty Road because he saw someone that fit the description walking, but he was gone. Officer spoke with Witte, who had hit the truck, and she stated that she tried to brake but could not stop in time. KSP and Officer Matti went to the residence where the driver lived and he admitted to driving the vehicle and leaving it in the middle of the road. He also admitted to have been drinking at a friends house prior to leaving the vehicle. Minor damage was done to Hayes’s vehicle. Moderate to severe damage was done to Witte’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0032 was filed by Officer Matti. 1/25/09 at 2:57 p.m. Bliss Powers of Brandenburg was driving a 2008 Pontiac G8. Edmond Wiseman of Brandenburg was driving a 2002 Dodge. Terry Benham of Brandenburg was driving a 1999 Chevrolet. Powers was southbound on Olin Road, with Benham behind her. Wiseman was northbound on Olin Road. Powers was attempting to make a left turn onto a private road when she turned into the path of Wiseman. Wiseman struck Powers in the right side, causing her to skid off the left side of the roadway and to strike a utility pole. After Wiseman struck Powers, he skidded into Benham’s vehicle. Severe damage was done to Powers’s vehicle. Moderate to severe damage was done to Wiseman’s vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to Benham’s vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured parties were taken to University of Louisville Hospital. Report 09-0031 was filed by Officer Wright.

District Court 01/21/09 Tina Lynn Lucas, 45, 2 counts of theft by deception- 12 months 10 days jail 2 years probated. Irish D. Edwards, 47, speeding 15 mph over the limit- failure to appear. Christina L. Bennett, 30, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years must stay out of Kroger. Charles W. Ditto, 60, 9 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty pre-

trial conference 2/11/09. Jeffrey L. Wolfe, 43, operating on suspended/revoked operators licensepretrial conference 2/4/09. Earl Ray Jett, Jr., 34, failure to or improper signal; careless driving; failure to wear seat belts; possession of marijuana; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol container in a motor vehicle- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/4/09. James Phillip Greer, 28, speeding 17 mph over the limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/4/09. James T. Clark, 42, careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/4/09. Michael T. Hammack, 32, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 1 day jail 2 years probated. James Anthony Di Mascio, 26, speeding 16 mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license- failure to appear. Michael A. Rhea, 23, speeding 26 mph over/greater- amends to 25 mph over assigned state traffic school. Aimee L. Osbourne, 28, speeding 15 mph over the limit; license to be in possession; operating vehicle with expired operators license-failure to appear. Amanda R. Reynolds, 22, fraudulent use of credit cards over $100 within a 6 month period- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 2/4/09. Nathan Daniel Barker, 23, fugitive from another state warrant requiredextradition to Texas. Christopher Shaun Hill, 26, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/4/09. Tracy L. Alciati, 38, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks- pretrial conference 2/4/09. Tony A. Rone, Jr., 23, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/4/09. Penny Marie McCoy, 38, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/4/09. Nickolas Skaggs, 20, harassment with no physical contact- 2/4/09. Courtney Scott, 18, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years. Kelly Dean, 46, theft by deception including cold checks under $300pled guilty 10 days 2 years probated. Candy Sue Reed, 40, fugitive from another state- remand dismissed. Meagan N. Bartley, 23, no tail lamps- pled guilty $25; no/expired Kentucky registration plates or receipt- dismissed; failure to produce an insurance card- pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years $1,000 fine. Brian C. Corum, 20, speeding 15 mph over the limit- pled guilty assigned state traffic school; failure to produce insurance card- fine $1,000 90days probated 2 years. Wayne Johnson, 45, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; no/expired registration plates- pled not guilty pretrial conference 2/4/09. Jamea E Lutz III, 55, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol container in a motor vehicle; possession of marijuana; 1st degree disorderly conduct; failure to wear seat belts; failure to notify change of address to department of transportation; menacing- pretrial conference 2/11/09. Billy Lamar Bennett, 29, non support- pretrial conference continues 2/4/09. Timmy Lee Deener, 42, 3rd degree sexual abuse- continues 2/11/09. Kimberly June Knight, 32, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia- pretrial conference 2/4/09. Charles F. Williams, 34, use/possess drug paraphernalia- pretrial conference 2/4/09. Clarence B. Weaver, 69, 3rd degree Tics/drug unspecified- pretrial conference 2/4/09. Taishaun C. Johnson, 30, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with no visible injury- defer 6 months. Sherrie Elaine Berry, 24, speeding 8 mph over the limit- pretrial conference 2/4/09. Brenda Joyce Straney, 56, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled guilty 30 days 2 years probated. Christopher L. Richardson, 21, speeding 26 mph over/greater- amend to 20 mph assigned state traffic school; reckless driving- dismissed. Shelley Lynn Duncan, 41, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; leaving the scene of accident/ failure to render aid or assistance; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; improper registration plate- continues 2/4/09. Christine S. Clark, 34, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pretrial conference 2/11/09. District Court from Jan. 21, 2009 will continue in next week’s issue of The News Standard.

Friday, February 6, 2009


SATURDAY, FEB. 14TH • 10 A.M. EST Notice: The auction date 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 ’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

THURSDAY, FEB.12TH @ 5 P.M. EST 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. 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.

“Selling Everything Under The Sun” AUCTIONEERS • BROKERS • SALES ASSOCIATES MARK BARR STEPHEN BARR 270-547-9912 270-668-9955 BRANDENBURG, KY-(270) 422-2222

Chuck Doan 270-668-2242 • Jamie Barr 270-945-0403 Lois Rodgers • Brent Fentress 270-945-2058

HARDINSBURG, KY-(270) 547-2136

NEWS Judge declares ‘Abe Lincoln Day’ to be held in Meade Co. The News Standard - A5

Friday, February 6, 2009

Food From page A1 (Meade County residents) are working and when the gas prices went up last summer … It’s just been a mixture of everything,” Harris said. “We’re seeing people who are being affected by it all.” “People are not just coming in for food. They’re coming in for blankets … (electric) heaters … I put out an appeal for electric heaters and we didn’t receive many, but we’ve given away what we had,” Whelan said. The pantry does remain stocked with varieties of nonperishable items and toiletries to help locals in need. Whelan said revenue from the Clothes Closet — a second-hand store that works in conjunction with the Food Panty — is used to purchase food for the pantry and also goes toward benevolent funds, like electric bills and rent money, for families in need of assistance. “We’ve been blessed with so many donations in the last year,” Harris said. “Between the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the schools and churches ... we’ve received so much support from the community.” Locals requesting assistance are simply asked to come in to the Food Pantry — located on the ByPass next to Snap Fitness — and speak with Whelan or Harris. “Just come in and talk to us,” Whelan said. “There is criteria up to a certain extent but we just don’t ever turn anybody away for food. Even if it’s just a meal for tonight and in the morning until they can get straightened out.” “We’re here to help,” Harris said. “It’s not a hand out; it’s a hand up.” Whelan and Harris said confidentiality is important to them and they prefer discussing requests in the privacy of the Food Pantry office. Food is distributed to county residents once a month, but Whelan said that under extenuating circumstances, such as a family

Visit From page A1 people were without power, though he reported that number reduced, as of Sunday, to 410,000. According to recent reports released Wednesday, 208,000 Kentucky homes were still without power. On Saturday, Beshear assigned approximately 4,600 Army National Guardsmen to respond to the disaster — 1,600, of which are Kentucky soldiers. “We have about 2,500 (National Guardsmen) in their armories who have already reported and they’re making their plans to start getting out,” he said. “They’re going to start panning out in these counties, and obviously, they will go to counties that are the most needy first.” Guardsmen walked door-to-door throughout various counties, checking on the status of residents. They flagged mailboxes of the homes they

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Meade County Food Pantry Director Linda Whelan, right, and Assistant Director Karen Harris, left, prepare bags of nonperishable items and toiletries for locals in need of assistance. that loses its home to a fire or other disaster situations — such as last week’s ice storm — food can be given out more often. In June 2008, Muldraugh United Methodist Church initiated its food pantry and became a member of Second Harvest of Kentucky. Located in Elizabethtown, Ky., Second Harvest is a non-profit organization that services more than 170 charitable agencies in Kentucky by distributing food at only eight cents per pound. Muldraugh food pantry coordinator Melissa Mulnar said the pantry began with 10 families though during the last few months that number has doubled to more than 20 families. Second Harvest of Kentucky requires families to meet low-income guidelines. Mulnar said those seeking assistance should contact her or Betty Hubbard, who is also a coordinator of the food pantry. “I take (people) aside in a classroom and I ask them questions about their income … I’m happy if they bring proof (of their income), but it’s not a necessity,” she said. Mulnar also expressed the importance of confidentially. She and Hubbard keep a record of family members’ ages in order to know what types of foods to purchase. Those requesting assistance through the church are asked to bring a cardboard box, which Mulnar said

holds food items better than plastic or paper bags. “We try to make sure people get plenty of veggies … and we are limited by what’s on the Second Harvest (nonperishable food items) list,” she said. Some food items are purchased by the church from Second Harvest, while other food items are donated by community members. Food is handed out every second Friday of the month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monetary donations are also accepted by the church and will go toward purchasing food. Mulnar said there are presently enough volunteers assisting the food pantry, though more may be needed in the future. To request assistance from the Muldraugh United Methodist Church food pantry, or for more information on how to make a donation, contact Mulnar at 270-8282606 or Hubbard at 270-8288202. To make a donation with Second Harvest of Kentucky, visit Nonperishable food items or toiletry donations may be made to the Meade County Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Residents needing assistance or wanting to volunteer at the Clothes Closet or the Food Pantry can contact Whelan or Harris at 270-4222010.

visited. If a family or resident was in need of assistance, Guard members placed a red flag on the mailbox and assistance was to be provided in a timely manner, Beshear said. If the condition of the resident was severe, immediate assistance was to be provide. A green flag placed on the mailboxes means those residents were in stable conditions. Beshear said Meade County, with most of its power restored, is “moving along better than a lot of counties.” Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft said the county was slowly resuming its regular schedule — schools were on regular schedule, along with most businesses and garbage pickup. The state government provided many hospitals, nursing homes and shelters with generators, and counties that lacked means of telecommunication and Internet were supplied with communication vans. Some counties received extra equipment to help move debris and clear

roadways. According to Beshear, the crisis will cost the state millions of dollars but the recovery costs are the least of his worries, he said. “I’m not worried about the cost,” he said. “We’re going to do everything that we have to do and I’ve told local officials, ‘you do the same thing.’ We’ll worry about this cost when it’s all over with because the best thing that we can do is take care of folks.” Beshear said that during his visits to different counties, he and Jane noticed many Kentuckians pulling together to help each other and he advised residents to continue checking on their neighbors and providing help when needed. “The government is going to do everything it can, local officials will do everything they can, but in the end the people of Kentucky will pull ourselves through,” he said. Craycroft said for those interested in volunteering their time to help in other counties can contact his office at 270422-3967.

“Whereas, Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky, on February 12, 1809, and rose to the presidency through education, honesty, and integrity; Whereas, Lincoln’s pioneer grandfather, Captain Abraham Lincoln, moved to Kentucky in 1782; and his parents, Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, were married near Springfield, Kentucky, on June 10, 1806; and, Whereas Kentuckians influenced Lincoln throughout his life, including his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln; his political mentor, Henry Clay; his best friend, Joshua Speed; his three law partners, John Todd Stuart, Stephen T. Logan, and William H. Herndon; and many others; and, Whereas Lincoln was one of the America’s greatest presidents, demonstrating true courage during the Civil War, the greatest crisis in our nation’s history; and, Whereas Kentucky played a crucial role during the Civil War, with Lincoln saying, “To lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game;” and, Whereas, Lincoln’s family was divided during the


President Abraham Lincoln, pictured above standing amid soldier quarters after the battle of Antietam, will be honored in Meade County as Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft proclaimed Feb. 12, 2009 as “Abraham Lincoln Day.” Civil War, with several of Mary Todd Lincoln’s siblings serving and dying while in Confederate service; and, Whereas, with the belief that all men were created equal, Abraham Lincoln led the effort to end slavery in the United States; and with many African American soldiers enlisting into the Union army at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County; and, Whereas, Lincoln gave the ultimate sacrifice for the country he kept united, dying from an assassin’s bullet on April 15, 1865; and,

Whereas February 12, 2009 is the 200th birthday of Kentucky-born President Abraham Lincoln; Now THEREFORE, I, Harry S. Craycroft, Judge/ Executive of Meade County, do hereby proclaim February 12, 2009 as Abraham Lincoln Day. I urge citizens, schools, libraries, businesses, churches, and media of Meade County to use this occasion to dedicate ourselves to preserving the legacy of our sixteenth president. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of February, 2009.”

Report A Crime... 270-422-HOPE (4673) THE NEWS STANDARD/CRYSTAL BENHAM

Fire Chief Larry Naser shakes hands with Gov. Steve Beshear Sunday afternoon after Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear posed for a picture with county personnel.

The Meade County Sheriff’s Department is committed to fighting the drug and criminal problem in our community, but we need your help. Please help by reporting any and all suspicious activity in your area. The tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed.

The new tip line is 270-422-HOPE (4673).

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Elisabeth H. Carlson

Donald Eugene Laughead

Elisabeth H. Carlson, 74, of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of the Main Post Chapel at Fort Knox; a life member of the Armed Forces E-9 Association, and the DAVA where she was past Commander of Post No. 3 in Elizabethtown and currently a member of Post No. 156 in Radcliff, Ky. For more than 20 years she volunteered at the Thrift Shop at Fort Knox. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kurt, Henry and Steve Heid. She is survived by her husband, Gwen A. Carlson of Radcliff, Ky.; two sons, Robert M. Carlson of Woodbridge, Va. and Richard A. Carlson of Irving, Texas; one daughter, Susanne M. Tweeton of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren; one great grandson; a sister and brother-in-law, Elfriede and Raymond Reyes of Columbus, Ga.; and two brothers, Horst Heid of Plankstadt, Germany and Manfred Heid of Eppelheim, Germany. A memorial service was held Feb. 5 at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Chaplain James M. Lewis officiating. The committal service was held at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Alzheimers Association Louisville Chapter, P. O. Box 6568, Louisville, KY 40206. The guest register may be signed at

Mr. Donald Eugene Laughead, 47, of Ekron, formerly of Louisville died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was a guard for Brantley Security and an Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles “Scooter” Laughead. Mr. Laughead is survived by his wife, Nicky; five sons, Matt (Crystal), Rob, of Flaherty, Stuart and Dennis at home, and Aaron of Barbourville, Ky.; two grandchildren, Madison and Zach; his parents, Robert and Dolores of Crestview, Fla. formerly of Louisville; one sister, Jeannine (Tim) Williams of Louisville.; five brothers, Bob (Lori) of New Albany, Ind., John (Karen) of Louisville, David (Teri) of Vine Grove, Ky., Mike (Jennie) and Patrick “Wink” (Alexis) of Orlando, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Pam Laughead of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 from Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with cremation to follow. Online condolences may be submitted at www.hagerfuneralhome. com.

Hortense Dennison

Hortense Dennison, 66, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Blanche Ames and Thomas Morris; a son, John David Dennison; a brother, Albert Barnes, Jr.; and a sister, Julia Morris. She is survived by her husband, Frederick R. Dennison; one daughter, Belinda Va’a of Radcliff, Ky.; three sons, LTC Frederick R. Dennison, Jr. of Fort Belvoir, Va., Lewis Dennison of Lebanon Junction, Ky. and Eric Dennison of Radcliff, Ky.; four sisters, Beulah Morris, Darlene Barnes, Clemtine Degree and Alberta Barnes; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at noon today at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with speaker Daniel Riney officiating. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. The visitation will be today beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at

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Friday, Feb. 6 MCHS BASEBALL BOOSTERS CHILI SUPPER 5-8 p.m. at MCHS Cafeteria. Tickets are available at the door. ANIME CLUB MEETING 6 p.m. at the MC Public Library. Call 270-422-2094 for information. ANCESTRAL TRAILS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown, Ky. Monie Matthews will speak on the topic of Robert Hendershot, Youngest Civil War Hero. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 270-862-3209 for information.

Saturday, Feb. 7 MCYSA SPRING SOCCER REGISTRATION 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brandenburg Food Court. Call 270-422-KICK(5425) or visit for information. BASEBALL SIGN-UPS 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Meade County Courthouse. www. Call Joe Carter at 270-422-4899 or Mike Robinson at 270-422-4349 for more information. OPEN HOUSE 1-4 p.m. The Meade County Archeological Society Meeting will have an open house at the MC Public Library annex to celebrate their 1st anniversary. See slides and hear about the digs they’ve done. Bring your unidentified artifacts and old photos for our local experts to have a look at. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, Feb. 8 BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flaherty Fire Department. SOFTBALL & BASEBALL SIGNUPS 4-6 p.m. at Flaherty Fire House and Feb. 22 2p.m.- 5 p.m. at the Flaherty Fire House, boys and girls ages 4-16. More information call 270-668-9047.

Monday, Feb. 9 WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE MEETING 6-7 p.m. at the MC Public Library. Women involved in any type of farming activity are invited to join us for the first meeting of Meade County Women in Agriculture. Light refreshments. Call 270-422-2094 for information. BRANDENBURG CITY COUNCIL 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Brandenburg City Hall. MULDRAUGH CITY COUNCIL 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Muldraugh City Hall.

Tuesday, Feb. 10 STORY HOUR 10:30 a.m. at the MC Public Library. Call 270-422-2094 for information. PRINCESS PROGRAM 6-7 p.m. at David T. Wilson cafeteria. Valentine’s Day stories and crafts. Call the MC Public Library at 270-422-2094 for information. MEADE COUNTY FISCAL COURT 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Meade County Courthouse. MEADE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

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Reba Jewel Allen, 85, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky., V.F.W. Auxillary Post 10281, and the Vine Grove Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley E. Allen; five brothers, Monroe “Red” Oldham, Oscar Oldham, Thomas Oldham, Bill Oldham, John Oldham, Jr.; a grandson, Robert Jones; and a great-granddaughter Diana Nicole Jones. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jones and her husband James R. Jones and Pamela Marrelli all of Vine Grove, Ky.; three grandchildren, Mike Jones, Jeremy Marrelli , and Trina Dunphy; six great-grandchildren, Zach Jones, Cameron Jones, Alexandria Dunphy, Caleb Dunphy, Adreyan Marrelli, and Makayla Marrelli; a sister, Hada Hendershot; and two sisters-in-law, Allie Oldham and Leora Allen. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m., today, Feb. 6, at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Daniel Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in the St. Brigid Catholic Church Cemetery. The visitation will be today after 11 a.m.. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

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FAITH & VALUES All babies born with unique personalities

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Friday, February 6, 2009

QUESTION: I was taught one. They’ll tell you that each in my psych class that babies of their infants had a different come into the world devoid “feel,� — a different personality — from the first of personality, and the environment then Focus on moment they were stamps its image. Do the family held. If these mothers are eventually you disagree? blessed with six or DR. DOBSON: Phieight or even 20 chillosophers Locke and dren, they will conRousseau told us in tinue to say emphatithe seventeenth and cally that every one eighteenth centuries of them was unique that babies came into and distinct from the the world as “tabula James rasas,� or “blank Dobson others when only one hour old. They are slates,� upon which right — and their persociety and the environment wrote the funda- ceptions are being confirmed mentals of personality. But by scientific inquiry. they were wrong. We now QUESTION: What else know that every newborn is unique from every other does research tell us about the baby, even from the first mo- personalities of newborns? DR. DOBSON: One of the ments outside the womb. Except for identical twins, trip- most ambitious studies yet lets, etc., no two are alike in conducted took a period of three decades to complete. biochemistry or genetics. How foolish of philoso- That investigation is known phers and behavioral scien- in professional literature as tists to have thought other- the New York Longitudinal wise. If God makes every Study. The findings from this grain of sand unique and ev- investigation, led by psychiaery snowflake like no other, trists Stella Chess and Alexhow simplistic to have be- ander Thomas, were reportlieved that He mass-produc- ed in their excellent book for es little human robots. That parents entitled, “Know Your is nonsense. We are, after all, Child.� Chess and Thomas found made in His image. Just ask the real experts — that babies not only differ the mothers who understand significantly from one antheir babies better than any- other at the moment of birth,

but those differences tend to be rather persistent throughout childhood. Even more interestingly, they observed three broad categories or patterns of temperaments into which the majority of children can be classified. First, they referred to “the difficult child,� who is characterized by negative reactions to people, intense mood swings, irregular sleep patterns and feeding schedules, frequent periods of crying and violent tantrums when frustrated. Does that sound familiar? I described those individuals many years ago as “strongwilled� children. The second pattern is called “the easy child,� who manifests a positive approach to people, quiet adaptability to new situations, regular sleep pattern and feeding schedules, and a willingness to accept the rules of the game. The authors concluded, “Such a youngster is usually a joy to his or her parents, pediatrician and teachers.� Amen. My term for the easy child is “compliant.� The third category was given the title “slow-towarm-up� or “shy.� These youngsters respond negatively to new situations and they adapt slowly. However, they are less intense than dif-

Helping hands make a difference I heard recently that in some parts of Africa the government operates medical stations which dispense needed medicines to natives, but there are still large regions where medicine is not readily available. A group of missionaries once set up a medicine dispensing station in one of those regions. During their stay there, a group of natives traveled a great distance to receive treatment. During the conversation, it was revealed that these particular natives actually lived right

nearby one of the govern- Christians is the same mediment’s dispensing stations, cine that the world can ofyet they’d chosen instead fer, which are kind words, a helping hand, and to travel a great discharitable deeds. tance to the missionPastor’s But, we are able to ary’s station. Spotlight offer that medicine The missionaries with hands that are asked why they’d different. You may chosen this station be the only hands of over the government God that someone station. The natives else in this world will replied, “The medifeel. Never forget cine is the same at that God is at work the other station, but Randy the hands are differJohnson through our hands. Randy Johnson is the ent here.� pastor at Brandenburg Many times the medicine we dispense as Church of God.

Strive for a clear conscience “Conscience is the still, “I went into my room, and I small voice that makes you could not do anything. Every time I tried, a little feel even smaller,� voice told me to give wrote James Sanaker. Kids and it back and tell my Or, as my friend LuGod mom. I finally did.� cas, age 7, says: “It’s When the Apostle something in your Paul was on trial for head. It helps you being a Christian, think.� he said, “I myself alA description of a ways strive to have working conscience a conscience withthat every mom will out offense toward appreciate comes from Carey Braxton, 5, “My mama Kinsolving God and men� (Acts 24:16). told me to not do it, Although a clear and I didn’t do it.� Parents have an incred- conscience before God and ible responsibility to form people won’t exclude you their children’s consciences from trials, it will allow you by teaching them right from to sleep. “There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience,� wrong. “Your conscience works said a French proverb. The Bible says if you’re not kinda like a collar that shocks a dog when it goes too far,� sure whether something is wrong, it’s a sin to do it -- even says Doran, 12. If that’s the picture, some if the thing itself isn’t actually people need to recharge the wrong (Romans 14:20-23). “In the Bible, three people battery on their conscience were told to bow down to a collars. “My conscience works!� statue, or they were going says Sarah, 12. “If you are de- to be thrown into a furnace. ciding to hang out with the They had to use their conwrong crowd and do drugs, science to tell them what to do,� says Stefanie, 9. it tells you ‘no.’� Shadrach, Meshach and People abuse drugs and alcohol because they’re try- Abed-Nego didn’t call a ing to quiet their consciences. prayer meeting when King Some people are reduced to a Nebuchadnezzar commandzombie-like existence by their ed them to worship a golden attempts to run from their idol. Their consciences were informed by the first and consciences. Mary, 10, recalls the time she second of the Ten Commandstole money from her mother. ments, which forbid the wor-

Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of Shimeah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Genesis 2, what phrase describes the

marriage of a man and a woman? Holy matrimony, God’s reward, One flesh, Today forever 3. In Joshua 10, what people were killed by great stones cast down from heaven? Amorites, Samarians, Canaanites, Nazarenes

ship of other gods and the making of images. “Bold� is the only word to describe their collective response to the king’s death threat: “We do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up� (Daniel 3:18). “Astonished� is the word to describe the king’s response when he saw the three walking in the fiery furnace unharmed along with a fourth he described as being “like the Son of God.� The same Son of God who delivered the three from the fiery furnace can also deliver us from a defiled conscience. What the sacrifice of animals could never do, Jesus did once for all when he offered himself as a sacrifice for our sins (Hebrews 9:14). Think about this: God wants us to live with a clear conscience, free from guilt. Memorize this truth: “I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men� (Acts 24:16). Ask this question: Is your conscience free from guilt before God and people? Listen to a talking book, download the “Kids Color Me Bible� for free, watch Kid TV Interviews and travel around the world by viewing the “Mission Explorers Streaming Video� at Bible quotations are from the New King James Version.

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ficult children, and they tend to have regular sleeping and feeding schedules. When they are upset or frustrated, they typically withdraw from the situation and react mildly, rather than explode with anger and rebellion. Not every child fits into one of these categories, of course, but approximately 65 percent do. Drs. Chess and Thomas also emphasized that babies are fully human at birth, being able immediately to relate to their parents and learn from their environments. I doubt if that news will come as a surprise to most mothers, who never believed in the “blank slate� theory, anyway. It should not be difficult to understand why these findings from longitudinal research have been exciting to me. They confirm my own clinical observations, not only about the wonderful complexity of human beings, but also about the categories of temperament identified by Drs. Chess and Thomas. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 ( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers� and “Bringing Up Boys,� both published by Tyndale House.


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Bookkeeping business ‘de-Livers’ during tax season By Crystal Benham

Meade County High School 1957 graduate Mary Jo (Greenwell) Livers remembers striking an interest in bookkeeping as a high school student in Mrs. Clark’s accounting class. Now, more than 50 years later, she still enjoys crunching numbers. Livers is the owner of family-operated Livers Bookkeeping and Tax Service, located at 500 East Broadway in Brandenburg. The business has serviced many Meade Countians’ tax and standard bookkeeping needs for 36 years. Following her high school career, Livers found her first job in accounting with Franklin Pioneer — a business that was located in Louisville and serviced mortgage loans. After four years with the business, she took a bookkeeping position with Evan’s Tax Service, also located in Louisville. While working at Evan’s, Livers said her co-workers encouraged her to start her own business. “I was living in Louisville at the time and I wanted to move back to Meade County,” Livers said. “They just said, ‘Why don’t you hang out your own shingle?’” Livers spent a total of five years with Evan’s, then took a 10-year break from employment to raise her four children. She soon found her way back home, and in September of 1973, Livers took her former co-workers’ advice and established Livers Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Today, the business continues providing quality services and maintains a friendly, family atmosphere. “We do electronic filing and


LEFT: Mary Jo Livers, owner of Livers Bookkeeping and Tax Service, has serviced Meade Countians for more than 35 years. TOP: Sue Madison, daughter of Mary Jo Livers and an operator of the business, assists a customer.

fast refunds, which means (customers) can pick up their check the next day and sometimes the same day … if (he or she) qualifies,” she said. The office provides tax and payroll services, as well as standard bookkeeping services. “(Clients) bring in their checkbook registers, cash receipts, receipts of revenue and we do all reports … sales tax, road tax, quarterly reports, payroll reports … there’s no end to record keeping,” she said. Meade County native Ronnie Luther has been a Liver’s Bookkeeping customer for two years and said he enjoys the high caliber services the business provides. “(Livers Bookkeeping) is quick and handy,” he said. “They do a thorough job with (my records).” The business stands behind its customers and guarantees satisfaction. Livers said any penalty fees for mistakes on taxes are covered by the business.

Livers’ two daughters, Sue Madison and Carol Donahue, took over operation of the business last year. Donahue has worked alongside her mother for 27 years and attended H & R Block Tax School. Madison has worked with her mother and sister for 17 years, and has a degree in accounting and previous work experience with a bank. February kicks-off tax season which continues on through April 15. During this time the business has three additional full-time employees. Generally, only four employees work during the offseason. Livers works for the duration of tax season, though she’s available if needed throughout the summer. “I enjoy seeing the people once a year because a lot of them I only see once a year,” she joked. “Taxes are just a puzzle to me. Each one of them is a different puzzle. I enjoy tax season and I enjoy coming back to work.” Livers Bookkeeping and

Paying taxes during hard times BY David Uffington Dollars and Sense

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becomes income that is taxable. However, this is not necessarily so with mortgage forgiveness, including foreclosure. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 creates exceptions to the kind of debt cancellation that is taxable. See the details in Publication 4681. If you already suspect that you won’t be able to pay all your taxes by April, there are options such as a short-term extension, offer in compromise and installment agreements. Don’t be too hasty in setting up an arrangement, however. Your situation could change by April. Block those annoying automated sales calls We now have a way to opt out of yet another of life’s annoyances: the pre-recorded telemarketing call. Those calls have been the source of more than one answering machine running out of recording time when the prerecorded message went on too long or didn’t disconnect at the end. New Federal Trade Commission regulations now make it possible to opt out of receiving those pre-recorded telemarketing calls. Not only will there be a way to make that change if the phone is answered in person, but any message that’s left must also include opt-out information. If you answer in person, you must be given a way to immediately opt out while the message is still playing. This will likely be accomplished by pressing a certain number on the phone or saying a certain word. At that

point, your number will be added to the Do Not Call list and the call disconnected. If you’re not home and your answering machine takes the call, the message will include a number to call (toll free). That number will take you to an automated 24hour machine, and your opting out will be immediate. Not all types of calls fall under this new regulation, however. Surveys and political calls will still be allowed, as will health-care messages. The catch is that the calls will still be permitted until September 2009 if there’s an ongoing relationship between you and the caller. After that, the caller must have specific written permission from you. This is where those privacy-notice fliers you get with correspondence from creditcard companies and others will come in handy. Read the fine print. They ask for your instructions on whether or not to give your information to third parties and affiliates they deal with. Fill out those forms denying permission and send them in as soon as you get them. It’s certain that telemarketers will consider “ongoing business relationship” to be a fuzzy line if you, by not responding to privacy notices, seem to give permission for them to call. Write to David Uffington in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com.

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last appointment of the day. Livers and her staff recommend customers schedule an appointment during tax season, though walk-ins are welcome as well. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Sue Madison, Carol

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Friday, February 6, 2009

By Kenny Burdine UK College of Agriculture LEXINGTON — Most cattle producers happily waved good-bye to 2008, while crossing their fingers that 2009 will be much better. Many are wrestling with challenging management decisions as a result of the profitability challenges they are facing. “Production costs were extremely high in 2008 and feeder cattle prices fell dramatically from summer to winter,� said Kenny Burdine, University of Kentucky livestock marketing specialist. “However, it is difficult to make clear recommendations about strategies without good knowledge of the cost structure of the farm.� Given the situation that cow-calf operators are facing, Burdine strongly encouraged producers to spend some time this winter conducting a serious cost analysis. “All producers know they are facing a challenge, but I don’t think that many have a good feel for exactly what it is costing to maintain each cow in their herd,� he said. Winter is a good time to go through production and expense records to estimate costs. While there are many ways to do this, Burdine likes to start with forage production since it is probably the biggest expense for most cow-calf operators. He said producers should allocate fertilizer and lime between


Cattle producers are encouraged to conduct serious cost analyses in order to have more success in 2009. hay and pasture ground to separate grazing costs from hay production costs. From there, he urged producers not to forget fuel, oil, repairs and labor for these forage programs. “You should also charge depreciation and interest on forage equipment to get an accurate assessment of what your total feed costs truly are,� Burdine said. UK’s agricultural economics department has budgeting tools available that may make this easier. Once producers have assigned a cost to the hay that is produced, they can estimate how much hay is fed per cow. The best way to do this is by weighing representative bales and tracking how many bales are fed. However, a typical cow can easily consume two tons of hay per year or more; es-

Crop residues have nutritional value By Katie Pratt UK College of Agriculture Biofuels continue to be a hot topic in many grain crop producers’ circles with some of the most recent discussions surrounding the use of crop residues, such as corn stover, to produce ethanol. As Kentucky farmers begin to explore this new form of alternative energy, they need to be aware of the value of their crop residue, according to a soil scientist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. John Grove, associate professor for soil nutrient management, recently released the first year results of a study that explores the short-term effects of various amounts of crop residue left in fields. The study showed that fields with a normal amount of corn stover yielded nine more bushels per acre than fields with no crop residue. With the current price of corn around $4 per bushel, completely removing the corn stover would cost producers about $36 an acre. “The nine bushel per acre difference is due to improved water use efficiency,� he said. “The stover was able to help the soil retain some of its water during the last year’s drought.� The study also showed that removal of crop residues resulted in considerable nutrient removal. This could cause

producers who remove corn stover to apply more fertilizer to compensate for those losses. If fertilizer prices are high, this could be a costly venture. “Producers need to realize that corn stover is a lot more than just carbon,� Grove said. “It also contains nutrients, such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus that the soil will retain and cycle for the next crop. When you remove stover, you change the soil’s fertility status.� Producers need to regularly evaluate crop residue values because they can change according to the dryness of the growing season and the price of fertilizer nutrients. Grove said because of their benefits to the soil and subsequent crops, residues should not be removed every year. Studies published in several soil science publications have found that long-term continuous crop residue removal could lead to a rapid decline in soil organic matter resulting in soil structure and erosion problems. If producers decide to remove crop residues, they should plant a winter cereal cover crop in the fall and consider applying either compost, poultry litter or other animal waste to the field in the spring to make up for the organic matter and nutrients that were lost as a result of residue removal.

pecially when storage and feeding losses are included. Grazing costs can be estimated by multiplying pasture maintenance costs per acre by stocking rate, Burdine explained. “Next, move into things such as mineral, water, health, labor, breeding, marketing, fence and building repairs and other variable expenses,� he said. “You will likely find that a lot of little purchases can really add up here. If you don’t keep good financial records throughout the year, this will likely require going through many farm store receipts and determining which expenses truly should be charged to your beef enterprise.� Burdine also urged producers to consider fixed costs like taxes, insurance and family labor, and opportunity costs like unpaid interest. This is

also where depreciation on buildings and machinery that are not allocated to the hay enterprise will come in. Once producers consider all costs, Burdine said they will be in a much better position to determine their best strategy given the challenges they are facing today. UK also offers enterprise budget tools for cow-calf operations, which could guide producers through this process. “Production costs are likely as high as they have ever been for cow-calf operators,� Burdine said. “For some, the best strategy may be to reduce cow numbers and decrease their dependence on stored feed. For others, it may be to add complementary enterprises like stockers to help spread overhead costs further. These possibilities go on and on. Regardless, without knowing something about the cost structure of the herd, these types of decisions are impossible to make.� Burdine said the first of the year is an excellent time to begin a financial record keeping system, especially if a producer has never taken the time to set one up. “The most important record keeping decision producers will make is just deciding to keep records,� he said. “It’s difficult to manage something that we never take time to measure.� Record-keeping tools are available at http://www. php?p=29

Mandatory 4-H livestock meeting rescheduled

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


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Saturday, Feb. 7 MC ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 1 p.m. One year anniversary meeting.

Monday, Feb. 9 LIBRARY IS CLOSED WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE MEETING 6-7 p.m. at the MC Public Library. Women involved in any type of farming activity are invited to join us for the first meeting of Meade County Women in Agriculture.

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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


STORY HOUR 10:30 a.m. PRINCESS PROGRAM 6-7 p.m. at David T. Wilson Cafeteria. Make valentines, read a story and play princess bingo.

Thursday, Feb. 12 LAPSIT 10:30 a.m. CELEBRATE ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY 6 p.m. at MC Public Library. Presentation by Dr. Blaine Hudson, Dean of Arts and Sciences at UofL. “Slavery and Kentucky during the Age of Lincoln.� For more information, call 270-422-2094 at the Meade County Public Library or visit

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Friday, February 6, 2009

King reigns at new ‘Kentucky Show’

When Tim King tells audiences that Kentucky is a state of unique and talented people, he knows what he’s talking about. He’s one of them. The director of sales and marketing for the new Kentucky Show has been sold on his home state for nearly 50 years. Growing up along the banks of scenic Grassy Lick Creek in Montgomery County gave him an early appreciation for the natural beauty of the Bluegrass. A strong work ethic was fostered by time spent in the tobacco fields on the family farm and playing center as a two-year starter on his high school football team. By fifth grade he had taught himself to read music, prompting his parents to buy an old piano and find an instructor. His natural ability to sing was discovered by a favorite teacher at Montgomery County High, setting in motion a series of events culminating in leadership roles with the Louisville Orchestra, including a stint as executive director. The Eastern Kentucky University graduate has a Masters in Music Performance from the University of Louisville and spent four years as an elementary teacher in Jefferson County. As a singer, he has appeared before audiences large and small, from serving as first tenor at the Stephen Foster Drama in Bardstown (198185) to standing before a throng of 30,000 for a July 4 performance with the Chattanooga Symphony in 2006. And, he can cook. “He’s just an incredible cook,” says Safiyyah Rascool, an employee of the Kentucky Center for the Arts in downtown Louisville. The Kentucky Show has


Tim King outside the entrance to The Kentucky Show. Dozens of photos of Kentucky, including some from the Kentucky Show, are in the background. been housed in what once served as a smoking lounge for the center since debuting this past September. On this particular day, Rascool is assisting Tim in hosting groups of school children and an assemblage of adults from a Meade County church. They’re here to see the only show in the nation that pays tribute to an entire state. When large groups visit, Tim usually takes a break from marketing duties in his downstairs office and speaks to them prior to the opening of the 31-minute show. Things typically go off without a hitch, but it’s obvious from the start the senior adult group includes a skeptic. “If there isn’t anything about Meade County in this show, we’ll be asking for our money back,” says Ann Allen. “I’m afraid there aren’t any scenes from Meade, but I think you’ll be enter-

Dental routines keep smiles healthy for life

February is recognized as liquids pool in the mouth National Children’s Dental and produce acid throughHealth Month. Because we out the night, which can lead to tooth decay. For want our children this reason, do not to have beautiful Health let a toddler walk healthy smiles for Update around with a bottle a lifetime, we must unless it is filled with start very early to plain water. A good ensure their future goal is to have your dental health. The child drinking from following tips and a cup by their first guidelines will put birthday. So that chilyour children on the dren do not develop path to a lifetime of healthy habits. Melissa D. crooked, crowded teeth or problems Beginning immeKinnard with their bite, try to diately after birth, discourage thumbclean baby’s gums with a wet washcloth or sucking after age four and gauze square after meals. try to wean from the pacifier Begin daily brushing with by age two. Calcium in the diet also a small, soft-bristled toothbrush after the first tooth plays a big role in dental erupts. Fluoride toothpaste health. Calcium is a mineral should not be used until chil- that helps to build strong dren can spit on their own, at bones and teeth. It is found in approximately age two. At low-fat milk and dairy prodthis point a pea-sized amount ucts. Even before baby teeth of fluoride toothpaste can be and adult teeth come in they added to the toothbrush. Flu- need calcium to develop fully. oride mouthwashes are not Calcium keeps the gums and recommended for children jawbone strong and healthy, which holds your teeth in under the age of six. Fluoride is your best de- place. To ensure a healthy smile fense against dental cavities. It helps repair the enamel at any age, remember the folon the teeth and prevent de- lowing: •Brush twice a day with cay. If you use bottled water for drinking and cooking or fluoride toothpaste. •Floss between teeth daily. your community water is not •Eat a balanced diet and fluoridated, tell your doctor or dentist. They may pre- limit between-meal snacks. scribe a fluoride supplement •Visit your dentist regufor your child. larly. To maintain healthy teeth For more information and prevent cavities, children about dental health, contact should not be put to bed with the Meade County Health a bottle of milk or juice; these Department at 270-422-3988.

tained,” Tim assures her in a good-natured demeanor. As the show opens, it’s immediately apparent major advances have been made from the original Kentucky Show that debuted in Louisville in 1984. That show, a 40-slide projector, 4,000-image, 5-channel soundtrack multimedia extravaganza had a six-year run in the renovated Kentucky Theatre. The new version, upgraded by modern technical effects, breathtaking photography, and commentary from some of the state’s most well-known citizens, does a good job of presenting Kentucky in an upbeat and positive light. As the show concludes, audience members offer opinions already voiced by many of the more than 10,000 who have come before them. “The overall comment is consistent from the attendees; how beautiful it is and how diversified the geography is in Kentucky,” says King. King says he also sees evidence of “an overall sense

of pride for our Commonwealth that results from attending the show, and just a bit of envy from those who don’t live in Kentucky.” Don’t expect to hear anything about feuding, crooked politicians, athletic scandals, or polluted streams, but visitors will see and hear from a lot of people like King, a selfdescribed homebody who has been singing the praises of Kentucky all his life. While heading up the Louisville Orchestra, he says he “woke up one morning and decided I don’t want to do this anymore.” So he quit and worked two years for a friend who had a landscaping business during what he calls his “detox period.” “Working in the arts means if you want to move on, you have to move away. And I don’t ever want to leave Kentucky.” Columnist Don White has served as editor at several newspapers in Kentucky. His Kentucky Traveler features are published throughout the state. Contact him at thekytraveler. com.

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Outdoors, B5 Friday, February 6, 2009

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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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Hancock Co. 3


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Feb. 5 Lady Wave JV/V Basketball South Oldham 6/7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6 Greenwave JV/V Basketball Ohio County 6/7:30 p.m.

For photos of the team posing with their 3rd Region trophy turn to B2.

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Cold shooting dooms ‘Wave Poor first-half gives Meade County a loss By Ben Achtabowski The Greenwave basketball team couldn’t shake the winter chill of last week’s storm when it faced the LaRue County Hawks on Tuesday. Meade County (10-8 overall, 3-1 district) started the game with three-minute and four-minute scoring droughts in the first quarter and eventually lost 63-51. “We haven’t played a game in two weeks and no practice in eight days (due to inclement weather),” senior

point guard Braden Pace said. “That’s tough on us, but we still should have come out ready to play better than that.” The second quarter wasn’t much better for the Greenwave as it only scored nine points and went on two more long scoring droughts. The team also had 18 turnovers as the Hawks (16-3 overall) scored 16 of their 36 first-half points from turnovers. “What disappointed me more than anything is I thought we laid down in the second quarter,” said head coach Jerry Garris. “I thought once they got ahead of us a little bit, we quit. That embarrassed me a little bit. You don’t

See COLD, B4


Freshman forward Thomas Wilson fights for the ball against a LaRue County player Tuesday night. Wilson had four points in the game.

Through Ives’ eyes

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Between JV/V basketball games

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On a rainy mid-November Friday night, Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park head football coach David Stinson marched his team Good Call into Death Valley and beat the Meade County Greenwave, 27-7, in the first round of playoffs. Stinson’s name could have easBen ily been put in the Achtabowski mix for coach of the year in Kentucky, when he stoically led his team to a 5-5 record after the death of a player. Fifteen-year-old Max Gilpin tragically passed away three days after collapsing during a late August football practice, sending the team into disarray only weeks before the season began. Now three months later, Stinson’s name has been put in the mix with murderers as he faced a Louisville jury last Monday after being indicted on charges of reckless homicide. A witch-hunt ensued after Gilpin’s death as many searched for someone to blame. With a rash of allegations and hastily pointed fingers, Stinson has become the scapegoat of a tragedy. “This is not about football. This is not about coaches,” Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Stengel told the national media last Monday. “It’s about a trained adult who was in charge of the health and welfare of a child.” Fair enough, but it’s not as easy as Mr. Stengel would like to think. This accident is about more than just one trained adult who was in charge of the welfare of one child. It’s about the team, community, school and parents that have suffered through this catastrophic event. But is it rational to pin blame on the coach for a teenager’s death? Really, none of us can say, because we weren’t there that day. We weren’t running wind sprints and we didn’t have a helmet strapped to our head. The practice was held on a hot day that reached a heat index of 94 degrees. Though the conditions were sweltering, how many football teams were out practicing in the same heat? My guess would be most of them. Thousands of Kentucky athletes were out that day running and hitting each other in preparation for the upcoming season. On that day, one athlete died which makes it more an anomaly then reckless homicide. Was PRP practicing harder than the Meade County team? Or St. X., Trinity, or any other team in the state? It’s absurd to say that PRP was practicing so much more intensely than anyone in the entire state that it caused a teen to die. Incidents like this happen from



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Feb. 7 HOMECOMING Greenwave and Lady Wave Basketball Cloverport 6:30/8 p.m.

Lady Wave Freshman Basketball Butler/Grayson @ Butler 9/11:30 a.m.

Feb. 8 Greenwave JV/V Basketball @ Breckinridge County 4/5:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 SPMS 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball finals @ Central Hardin TBA

Feb. 10 Greenwave Basketball JV/V Grayson Co. 6:30/8 p.m.

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RESCHEDULED GAME Last Friday’s Greenwave basketball game at Breckinridge County was canceled. Due to tight scheduling, the teams will make-up the game this Sunday starting with the JV game at 4 p.m. with the varsity game following. SOCCER SIGN-UP MCYSA — Meade County Youth Soccer sign-ups for spring 2009 are currently on-going. Go to www. to sign-up and get further information.

Season-ending injury steals multiple-sport athlete’s time to shine By Ben Achtabowski


ohnathon Ives may be the best Meade County athlete who will never have his shining moment as a senior star. After showing promise during his first three years at Meade County as a basketball and baseball player, Ives headed into his senior year with high expectations, but those expectations were shattered when he tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). “I think he would have been an allarea player and all-3rd region player,” said basketball head coach Jerry Garris. “The way he played at the beginning of the season we thought we had our leader. It’s a tough loss and I still don’t think our team has gotten over it. (His injury) has hurt us more than what people know.” Two games into the season, Ives was the team’s leading scorer. During the

TOP: Johnathon Ives pitches last spring for the Greenwave. ABOVE: Ives, alongside his father, watches the Greenwave basketball team. LEFF: Ives drives to the hoop during a scrimmage earlier this season. THE NEWS STANDARD/BEN ACHTABOWSKI

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Dutton says, covering NASCAR is a cool job By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week The great hibernation is coming to an end. Oh, I’ve kept myself occupied during the NASCAR offseason. I’ve written numerous columns about other sports. I’ve gone to a few ballgames as a fan. I’ve read quite a bit. I’ve written a few songs and recorded all the ones I’ve written — 19 now, I think, along with several others in various stages of completion — in a studio, and now friends of mine are adding other tracks (lead guitar, bass,

percussion) in order to make it look like I know what I’m doing. I’ve tried to become a better guitarist and get a little better on a few other instruments (electric guitar, harmonica, mandolin) lying around the house. I’ve organized my home music collection. My house isn’t exactly conceived by an interior decorator. All those CDs are in a gigantic chest of drawers — a friend changed jobs and didn’t want to take it with him — between the kitchen and the kitchen table, on the other side of the bar,


NASCAR will soon be back in full force like here at the start of last year’s Daytona 500. which is not a bar where beverages are prepared, but a bar where food is prepared, where cheese is sliced and instant pudding and Jell-O (sug-

Pointing doesn’t get us anywhere

YOUTH Dance team is ‘Most Spirited’ Local students earn certification after exams

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Pictured in the front row, from left to right, are Cody Staples, Brett Pike, Mark Anthony, Deana Swink, Ryan Fackler, Andrew Curl. In the back row, from left to right, are Quinn Thomas and Robert Pohlman.


Multiculturalism matters at Meade County library By Megan Stith Meade County Public Library The responsibility of a library is to allow free access to information and services to all patrons, regardless of ethnicity, language, religion, or income. Given this institution belongs to the people of Meade County, we have a duty to reflect the diverse interests and heritages of those who support us. While we are unceasingly proud to be Americans, your library is working to bring you more ways to experience other cultures through our collection and programs. We are expanding our offering of bilingual children’s books to make foreign languages accessible to even our youngest patrons. Children are also welcome at our monthly Global Kids Multicultural Language and Learning program where they will get a head start in learning new languages and experiencing another culture. Kids in first through fourth grades are invited to travel to Mexico, France, and Japan to learn about geography, customs, art, music — all with-

out leaving the library. Kids also receive a Passport to chart their “travels” and receive stamps at each month’s program to earn prizes. Parents might also learn something when bringing their children to this event. It is never too late to start discovering a new language, so be sure to check out our selection of foreign language books and CD programs that will get you talking in no time. If you love movies, teens and adults are welcome to join us for Foreign Film Fridays. All films are subtitled so that you can still follow the movie while listening to another language. When we learn about our differences, we are also reminded of how much we all have in common. A broad understanding of how people around the world live their lives shows us the vast commonalities we share as humans. Although some people may wake up in a maison or casa and we in a house, we all begin each day with the hope of providing for our families, taking care of our neighbors, and making a difference in our community.

Boys elem. basketball scores, Jan. 24 DTW 2, 26 vs. Muldraugh, 22. Scorers for DTW 2: Luke Babb 10; Levi Benham 8; Preston Smiley 9; Nate Wilson 4. Scorers for Muldraugh: Tyler Compton; Seth Davis 4; Chris Wray 2; Scotty Anderson 2; Tristan Howard 2. Ekron 1, 22 vs. DTW 3, 18. Scorers for Ekron1: John Miller; Kase Mattingly 3. Scorers for DTW 3: John Millay 8; Dewan Ditto 6; Bailey Smith 2; Trevor Yates 2. DTW 4, 24 vs. DTW 2, 22. Scorers for DTW 4: Will King 14; Tommy Carey 4; Jake Beavin 4; Blake Reesor

2. Scorers for DTW 2: John Wilson 14; Ethan Fackler 6; Nicholas Benock 2. Flaherty, 16 vs. Battletown, 13. Scorers for Flaherty: David Sipes 7; Christian Leslie 5; Seth Sharrit 2; Wyatt Pike 2. Scorers for Battletown: Keston Gagel 6; Andy Ballis 2; Tanner Weick 2; Josh Story 2; Blakelee Thomas 1. Payneville, 18 vs. Ekron, 2 8. Scorers for Payneville: Jesse Moore 5; Cody Tate 3; Austin Poole 6; Adran Whelan 4. Scorers for Ekron 2: Austin Sanders 3; Curtis Smith 2; Ty Curry 3.

The Meade County Dance Team competed well in the hip-hop division of the 3rd Region dance competition held Jan. 17 in Grayson County. The team won the “Most Spirited” sportsmanship award. Two team members, Carly Wood and Kristine Lusk, qualified for the state competition to be held at Bellarmine University on Feb. 28.

Submitted by the Meade County Area Technology Center On Friday, Jan. 16, 11 high school seniors from the Air Conditioning Technology program at the Meade County Area Technology Center took the EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification Exam. This certification is a necessity for individuals wishing to make a career in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration trade. The test consisted of four parts: Core (general knowledge), Type 1 (small appliances), Type 2 (high pressure appliances), and Type 3 (low pressure appliances).


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reported the bad news to Garris. “I found out about it and I From page B1 was really upset,” Ives said. “I had to go to practice that Greenwave’s season-opener, day. Coach (Garris) found he dropped 21 points and out and told the team ‘boys, hit the game winning shot this guy isn’t going to be against Daviess County. back.’ It hit me then and I Then one night in early started to cry.” December, Ives played pickInjuries are a part of up basketball game at a local sports, but its never a good elementary school gym. As regardless of who the athhe headed for a lay-up, he lete plays for. heard a pop in his knee. “It’s never a good thing,” “I felt a pop on the side Garris said. “You never of my leg and I knew some- want to see anyone get hurt, thing was wrong,” Ives said. whether it’s our kid or anIt was a fluke accident that other team’s kid.” he hurt his knee while jumpEspecially right at the ing up. His doctor told Ives start of his last year as a that most of the time an ACL Greenwave. is torn when a player lands “It’s tough. It’s a hard pill incorrectly. to swallow,” said Todd Ives, “I just went up the wrong Johnathon’s father who goes way,” Ives said. “I tore it on to every basketball game. the way up. I guess that’s a “You spend all these years weird way to tear it.” watching your kid play and Initially, doctors suspected wait for their senior year and it was a Medial Collateral it’s their time to shine. But Ligament (MCL) injury, but he’s a tough kid, he’ll get an MRI came back showing through it.” the ACL was partially torn. Along with the injury “I was shocked to hear comes reconstructive surthat,” Ives said. “The doctor gery to re-graph a new ACL. said I would be able to come Johnathon’s surgery was back and play. I said ‘OK, scheduled last Wednesday how long do I have to re- at Hardin Memorial Hospihab?’ He said tal when about four the winter weeks. I did storm hit. all the rehab. I “That worked hard was an to get back.” adventure Doctors just getting and trainers there,” cleared him Todd said, to work on shaking basic baskethis head. —Todd Ives, ball drills, “That was Johnathon Ives’ father including something working on else.” his jump shot. The two After the long drive days before his release to through treacherous conplay, his knee gave out dur- ditions, the Ives family ing a jump shot drill. had to wait for the surgeon “I went up for a jump and his assistants to arrive shot and my knee when out at the hospital. again,” Ives said. “It didn’t Though all the delays, hurt as much, but it had a Johnathon finally got into pop. It scared me.” the operating room, then the Sure enough that second power went out. pop was the ACL completely “We didn’t even know tearing — ending his senior until the doctor came out of season. the surgery laughing,” Todd Ives was devastated and said. “(The doctor) said ‘I

just stuck the probe in and we kicked over to generator power.’ But they got it done and it went well.” “I guess he didn’t’ want to send me home with a bunch of holes (in my knee) and no ACL,” Johnathon added. Five days later, Johnathon started the long process of physical therapy. “It’s about what I expect,” he said of the painful workout. “Jordan (Benock) told me it was pretty bad. He wasn’t lying.” Garris is all too familiar with the injury. Benock was a star basketball player four years ago for the Greenwave who tore his ACL two weeks before the beginning of playoffs during his senior season. “The only difference (between the two) is that Jordan (Benock) was two weeks before playoffs,” Garris said. “Johnothan’s (injury) was at the beginning of the season, so we’ve had more time to adjust to him not being out there. I still don’t think we have adjusted though.” But all is not lost for Johnothan. His career at Meade County may be over, but he plans to be back in action next year. “I’ve realized that my season is over,” Johnothan said. “But I’m not done playing. I’m going to play baseball in college.” Berea College in Berea, Ky. has shown some interest in Ives as a baseball player. “They are pretty interested,” he said. “I couldn’t showcase for them this season, but (new Greenwave baseball head) coach (Todd) Clanton went there and has talked to the coach.” When school starts next fall Johnathon plans to participate in a four-week training camp and hopes to join the team as a starting or relief pitcher. “I will be really out of shape and really physically not ready for baseball,” he said. “But I will do anything to keep playing baseball. It’s going to take a


— a stimulant for muscle growth, which is also a highly notorious supplement that has reportedly caused cases of heart complications. Did these drugs play a part in Gilpin’s death? The answer to that question seems inconclusive since doctors didn’t perform an autopsy. But the consumption of these drugs is enough to cause suspect. The day before Gilpin died, neither his parents nor other PRP parents were complaining about overstrenuous football practices. They weren’t complaining about Stinson’s coaching methods or his disregard for his player’s health — because there was no cause for concern. He was a wellrespected coach leading a group of dedicated young men. Like any coach, he is hard on his players because he wants to bring out the best in them. Does that make Stinson a murderer? I hope not. Many factors played a role in this case, but it wasn’t a malicious death. It was a tragedy and everyone involved has been gravely affected by it. Now’s not the time to point fingers at one person. It’s time to come together and educate athletes about proper care of their bodies. This event is an extension of sports — after a loss, teammates don’t point fingers at one player. Instead, everyone played a roll in the loss and they have to work together to fix the problem. Maybe instead of forcing accusations, everyone should focus on preventing the possibility of suffering another loss.

“Life isn’t about what happens to you, it’s about how you deal with what happens to you.”

From page B1 high school through professional levels of play. Damien Nash, a 24-yearold Denver running back, died in 2007 after a charity game; 49ers offensive lineman Thomas Herrion died after a preseason game in 2005; 31-year-old NHL player Sergei Zholtok died after a game in Belarus in 2004; and Vikings all-pro defensive lineman Corey Stringer died in 2001 after a practice, just to name a few professional athletes who have died recently. All of these players passed away in peak physical shape; shock, surprise, and sadness surrounded their untimely deaths. These cases are certainly outliers from the norm of well-conditioned athletes, but they do happen. Blame shouldn’t be pinned on one person. Stinson’s ongoing trial boils down to the fine line coaches must walk every day when they take young athletes under their wing. They have to push their players, while also recognizing individuals’ limitations, and at the same time they’re bombarded by the pressures and expectations of boosters, media, administrators, parents, and fans. Coaches have to balance when it’s too much or too little. That’s precisely the question Jefferson County prosecutors are going to ask: how far did Stinson push? And is it far enough to call him a murderer? Circumstances surround-

ing Gilpin’s death are controversial, though the one thing that is certain is Stinson did not intentionally kill one of his players. Gilpin’s death is devastating, but could it not have occurred during a back-yard football game with friends? Then who would be blamed? Prosecutors claim that Stinson denied water breaks. This may have happened and I’m sure all coaches have pushed their athletes harder before giving them a break. But one missed water break shouldn’t kill somone. Athletes need to hydrate themselves throughout the day whether they are practicing or not. How much water did Gilpin have before practice? Does Stinson have to hold every player’s hand before and after practice to make sure they are properly hydrating? Of course, this is being facetious, but I think narrowing the blame to one person is just as outlandish. If the accident was a chance coincidence is it worth ruining a coach’s career and life in the wake of this circus act held by Louisville prosecutors? This tragedy has become desensitized and denies the fact that we are not impervious to death no matter what the case is or was. It’s become more about finding answers regardless of if they’re right or wrong. Gilpin’s mother, Michelle Crockett, admitted that her son was taking the highly controversial drug Aderall — a prescription used for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders that has been linked to stroke related deaths — and Creatine

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long time to get there.” Last season, Johnathon was the ace pitcher for the Greenwave. Although he had a 0-6 record, most of his losses were close games. He led the team with 29 strikeouts in 36-and-one-third innings on the mound. His fastball has been clocked at about 85 miles per hour while he considers his curveball to be his best pitch. “Baseball season isn’t going to hit me as much because I still want to play in college,” Johnathon said about missing his senior baseball season. “I mean, yeah, it’s my senior year and I was looking forward so much towards the season. We have a new coach, and we had almost everyone coming back. “Even without me being on the team, we are going to be a very good team. We’re going to make noise. Hopefully we’ll win district and win district in basketball, too.” Despite his untimely injury, Johnathon continues to be upbeat and a leader for the basketball team. “There are times I wish I could run on the floor and do it all for them,” he said about sitting back and watching his team play. “Coach (Garris) says all the time you see stuff on the bench you don’t


TOP: Johnathon Ives steals the ball during this season’s game against Hancock County. ABOVE: Ives throws the ball during a baseball game last spring. see when you’re out on the court. Sitting on the bench it makes me wish I wasn’t playing that night at the elementary school.” Garris still considers him to be a vocal leader of the team. “He’s made comments on the bench that are right on,” Garris said. “I’ve told the kids if you’re not going to listen to me at least listen to him. He’s trying to be a leader and that’s hard to do when you’re not out on the court. He’s still a big part of our team.” Even through the turmoil of a high-school ca-

reer ending injury, there’s still a college future for Ives. That driving factor just may make up for his lost senior season. “You got to look at the positive things,” Todd said. “Life isn’t about what happens to you, it’s about how you deal with what happens to you. He has to keep that perspective. He’s looking forward to college. We have to keep his sights set on that and keep focus on getting ready for baseball.” “He’ll be all right,” he added with a chuckle. “We’ll get another four years of seeing him play.”

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Cold From page B1 have to have a lot of talent to play hard. It’s just effort.” The Meade County team staggered into the locker room at halftime with their heads hung low and a 36-16 deficit staring down at them. During halftime, the coaching staff told the team to play with a purpose. “We talked about having pride and playing hard,” Garris said. “I thought we did a good job of that in the second half. There wasn’t any hollering or anything. It’s too late in the season for that.” The Greenwave team came out a completely different team at the start of the third quarter. “It’s the tale of two halves, wasn’t it?” Garris said. “The first half we played like we haven’t touched a basketball in eight days. I was expecting some of that. But I wasn’t expecting 18 turnovers.” In the second half, Meade County’s defense stepped up its game and forced 10 LaRue County turnovers. The Greenwave converted 17 points off those turnovers. “We ended up with more points off of turnovers than they did,” Garris said. “That was a big deal during our comeback.”

Covering From page B1 There was room for a dresser there ... and room in the dresser for CDs. I’ve cooked a lot. I’ve conducted experiments in the rapidly growing field of chicken-wing sauces. I’ve further perfected the chili recipe. I’ve explored new innovations in regard to the microwave, the electric grill and the crockpot. I’ve written a few chapters of fiction, not because of some book deal but because I really want to. I’d like to get a novel published, but have no clear confidence that I’m capable of it. I’ll never be capable of it unless I try. If I’m not good enough

The Greenwave caused most of those turnovers in a 1-2-2 zone, which it calls the “2-D.” “2-D really worked tonight,” senior center Ethan Brangers said. “That’s when we run our zone defense. It worked well and it’s getting better and better. We really start talking out there during the 2-D. That’s what makes it work.” In the third quarter, the Greenwave outscored the Hawks 18-10. “Just the thought of losing motivated us,” Brangers said of the team’s second half turnaround. “It’s been kicking in the second half, we starting thinking of losing and we don’t want to. We have to get that mindset in the first half.” With 15 seconds left in the third quarter, the Greenwave cut the lead to 10 when Doug Wells hit a shot and was fouled to make the score 44-34. But LaRue kept its distance from the Greenwave for much of the fourth quarter by answering every Meade County shot with one of its own. Wells passed to Brangers with 1:45 left in the game to cut the lead back to 10, 55-45. Then five plays later, freshmen guard Bo Wilson saved the ball from going out-ofbounds and tossed the ball to Wells for a short jumper to make the game 57-51.

now, maybe I can get good enough with practice. The downside is that fiction is often pushed back in the name of projects that actually produce money. The best way to become a better writer is ... to write. Fortunately, I get a lot of practice. If I lack direction, though, I’ll get it soon. NASCAR lasts for 10 months. When writing about it is your primary job, there isn’t much time for anything else. I never had a hobby until fairly recently because my job was so all-inclusive. Now music is a genuine hobby, and it’s made my life more enjoyable. Writing about NASCAR is a cool job, as my friends are fond of telling me. I’m looking forward to it right


But that was the closest Meade County would get, as the team was forced to put the Hawks on the free throw line. With no timeouts left, the Greenwave team was unable to regroup. “Everything we did in the second half, we did great,” Garris said. “I don’t have really any complaints except for our timeout situation. We had to call four timeouts in the first half, so we had none left in the final two minutes.” LaRue County fended off the Greenwave comeback at the free throw line to end the game. The Greenwave was led by Wells and Brangers who each had 14 points. Brangers

now. I feel revitalized. There have been years when I dreaded the season’s onset. Maybe, by stepping away a bit and diversifying myself, I’ve found a happy medium. Maybe obsessing less about NASCAR will make me better at writing about it. Or maybe it won’t. I’m happier, though. Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar. features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at nascar_

Are hockey fights good? By Mark Vasto A Sporting View It happens in an instant, but most of the arena knows when it’s about to happen: the gloves come off and usually within in seconds, another hockey player lays flattened on the ice, blood streaming from the vanquished foe’s nose. In any other sport, such a scene would probably lead to a lawsuit or maybe even an arrest for assault; in hockey, it’s just a five-minute sentence in the penalty box. There is, of course, a “code” for players in the National Hockey League when it comes to fighting. Even though hockey fights are noted for their brutality -— bare fists pummeling someone’s face has a tendency to draw blood, break bones and smash teeth — they are not particularly “dirty” insofar as fighting goes. Unlike a street fight, where just about anything goes, or in boxing where fighters are given almost as much praise for avoid-

ing a punch as taking one, hockey fights almost always begin with one player calling out the other, agreeing to the fight, and squaring off face to face. Their armored gloves are dropped. Because they’re on ice, they tend to grip each other’s jersey, making it nearly impossible to avoid punches because they’re each within reach (and hockey fighters would never purposely try to avoid a punch ... that’s in the code, too). The fight ends when one player drops to the ice and the linesmen skate in to end the contest. Fights almost always occur between “enforcers” in hockey — that is, players who are on the roster to make sure their skilled puck handlers are protected on the ice. When one player goes at a goal scorer just a little too hard, that team’s enforcer is summoned for payback. Teams need to protect their scorers to win games and earn respect. But sometimes, fighting gets beyond the code, and moves into the area of sheer

brutality. Such was the case last month when Don Sanderson, a player in a Canadian senior league, died from injuries sustained when his head crashed into the ice after a fight. Not surprisingly, that has the NHL once again reevaluating their position on fighting in hockey. Officials for the game are somewhat split -- many feel that fighting is part of the game’s heritage; others argue that North American fans have seen enough. Fans, however, are less conflicted: A NBC poll showed that more than 84 percent of fans liked fighting. “Hockey is the only contact sport where you can go minutes at a time without whistles to cool off. Fights happen. If you don’t like it, that’s your right,” wrote one Boston Bruins fan on an Internet discussion board. “Hockey fans don’t care to listen to them. That’s our right.” Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter and publisher of

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added nine rebounds and four steals. Freshman guard Chase Garris went 2-5 from the 3-point arc for six points, while Pace chipped in with five points, two assists and one steal. Guard Bryan Bault with 22 points led the Hawks, with forward Tyler Hornback adding 19 points and nine rebounds. Meade County 7 9 18 17—51 LaRue County 11 25 10 17—63 Meade County (MC) Chase Garris 2-6 0-0 6, Bo Wilson 1-4 0-0 3, Thomas Wilson 1-4 2-2 4, Braden Pace


LEFT: Braden Pace drives past a LaRue defender. ABOVE: Ethan Brangers tries to pull down a rebound. 2-7 1-2 5, Isaiah Satram 1-3 0-0 3, Cheaney Schwartz 0-1 0-0 0, Ethan Brangers 6-14 2-6 14, Will Campbell 1-1 0-0 2, Doug Wells 5-10 4-5 14. Team totals 19-50 9-15 51. LaRue County (LC) Anthony brewer 1-4 1-2 3, Bryan Bault 7-10 7-8 22, Christian Seymour 3-6 2-2 11, Lorenzo Brewer 0-4 1-2 1, Tyler Nall

1-3 1-2 3, Kyle Sheeran 1-4 1-2 4, Tyler Hornback 8-12 2-2 19. Team totals 21-43 15-20 63. 3-pointers—MC 4-14 (Garris 2-5). LC 6-18 (Seymour 3-6). Rebounds—MC 36 (Brangers 9, T. Wilson 8). LC 24 (Hornback 9). Assists—MC 12 (six players with 2). LC 16 (Brewer 5). Steals—MC 11 (Brangers 4). LC 12 (Seymour 4, Bault 4).

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SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

1. Name the last time before 2008 that the Yankees and the Dodgers each started the season with a new manager. 2. How many times during his career did Hank Aaron lead the National League in home runs? 3. Which NFL team holds the record since the post-1970 AFL-NFL merger for winning its division the most consecutive times? 4. Name the last time the Army men’s basketball team made the NCAA Tournament. 5. Ottawa defenseman Filip Kuba set an NHL record in 2008 for the most consecutive games to open a season in which he assisted on a goal (eight). Who had held the mark? 6. Richard Petty had 1,184 career starts in NASCAR’s top three series. Who was the second driver to join the 1,000-start list? 7. In what Grand Slam event in 2008 did tennis star Roger Federer fail to make the finals? Answers 1. It was 1947 (Bucky Harris for the Yankees and Burt Shotton for the Dodgers). 2. Four times (1957, 1963, 1966, 1967). 3. The Los Angeles Rams won the NFC West seven times in a row (1973-79). 4. Army has never reached the tournament. 5. Boston’s Brad Park did it in seven consecutive games in the 1981-82 season. 6. Michael Waltrip topped 1,000 in 2008. 7. He lost in the semifinals of the Australian Open.

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Jerkbaits and jigs are perfect for bass swimming near fallen trees, stumps, bank slides and in current breaks below dams. Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Late January days last just a little longer than a month ago and offer anglers a ray of hope that fishing season lies right around the corner. Anglers during this time of year daydream about catching fish on warm spring days. They think ahead of new waters to fish in the coming year. Biologists and technicians for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ fisheries division compile the annual Fishing Forecast to fuel anglers’ daydreams. The forecast provides current information about popular species in particular bodies of water based on population sampling and

creel surveys. They spotlighted some up-and-coming fisheries for anglers to consider in 2009. “Each fishery district looks at the data they compiled from spring and fall sampling in 2008 and predicts what they think the fishing will be for that species in that waterbody in 2009,” said Jeff Ross, assistant director of fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Most people associate Dale Hollow Lake with giant smallmouth bass as it is the home of the all-tackle world record and produces gobs of hefty smallmouths each year. However, largemouth bass populations are improving with good numbers of 14 -17 inch fish. Try fishing the willow trees and shoreline cover

in the Wolf River embayment this spring. A willow leaf spinnerbait is a great choice to throw amongst the willows and helicopter down to waiting bass. One of the most underutilized fishing waters in the Commonwealth is our namesake river, the Kentucky River. Improving largemouth bass and crappie populations in the river should bring better fishing in 2009. For bass, target creek mouths, fallen trees or stumps, bank slides and in current breaks below dams with soft plastic jerkbaits and jigs. Fallen trees and other wood cover hold crappie. Crappie don’t like much flow and hold in backwater areas and behind current breaks. Good numbers of crappie longer than 10 inches live in the Kentucky River. A white or chartreuse curly-tailed or boot-shaped grub rigged weedless makes a good lure to probe in fallen trees or washed-in tree branches for crappie. Mill Creek Lake in the Natural Bridge State Park now has some chunky, healthy largemouth bass swimming in its waters. The numbers of largemouth bass 15 inches or longer increased in the lake from previous years. Try probing flooded timber in the upper lake in spring with light line and smaller lures. Mill Creek Lake is a clear, mountainous lake and 6 or 8-pound test line combined with diminutive lures such as a 3-inch grub or 4-inch finesse worm or creature bait makes the best presentation for these fish. The largemouth bass in Yatesville Lake reproduced well for each of the last three years, providing a foundation for good fishing in the coming years. Plenty of bass 15 inches and longer live in Yatesville Lake, and a 4-inch Shaky worm fished Shaky style on points in the Upper Twin Branch, Little Blaine Creek and Greenbrier Creek

arms produces bass. Suspending jerkbaits fished near fallen trees or other cover also works. Beaver Lake in Anderson County is on the upswing for redear sunfish, commonly called shellcrackers as well as bluegill and largemouth bass. Weeds infuse Beaver Lake and make bass fishing difficult, but a suspending or soft plastic jerkbait fished just above the weeds should produce. The lake holds many bass around 12 inches with good potential for a trophy bass over 20 inches. Most of the large bass live in the lower portions of the lake. Beaver Lake has many bluegill from 7-9 inches with trophy bluegill 10 inches and longer. Fish weedlines and brush with small curly-tailed grubs or feather jigs tipped with meal or wax worms. Many fat redear sunfish swim in Beaver Lake and a yellow curly-tailed grub fished in vegetation draws strikes. In spring, use a heavier than usual weight on your grubs to puncture the thick weedmats to get to the redear sunfish underneath. The weeds grew back at Elmer Davis Lake in Owen County and the largemouth bass responded well. Stable numbers of largemouth bass over 15 inches long exist in the lake, with many bass in the 12-15 inch protective slot limit. Many bluegill longer than 9 inches and redear sunfish longer than 10 inches now live in Elmer Davis. Try fishing around beaver lodges for bluegill and around weedbeds in the upper lake for redear sunfish. These spots should get your line tightened and your drag screaming this spring. Request a copy of the 2009 Fishing Forecast by calling 800-858-1549. It will also be available soon on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife homepage on the Internet at

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Trout fishing may stop the lull of winter Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — We are now in that long, hard slog of winter; the bleak period between New Year’s and the coming of warm weather in March. Hunting seasons are winding down and those without a boat can’t fish Lake Cumberland for striped bass or Laurel River Lake for smallmouth bass. It is the time of doldrums. But, a spinning or fly rod and a few lures will get a trout wiggling in your landing net and lift your spirits during this time of cold weather and short days. Kentucky has 13 seasonal catch-and-release trout streams scattered throughout the state that offer outstanding fishing throughout the winter months. “I caught 19 trout standing in the same place recently on Big Bone Creek,” said John Guthrie, an expert trout angler and member of the Northern Kentucky Fly Fish-

ers. “The fish are in the deeper holes and bigger pools. I didn’t catch any in pocket water or runs.” The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources implemented the seasonal catch-and-release trout streams program in 1999. Under seasonal catchand-release regulations, all trout caught from October 1 through March 31 in specially designated streams must be released immediately. Only artificial baits may be used for trout in these streams during the catch and release season. Anglers may not use organic baits such as PowerBait, corn, cheese or salmon eggs, or live baits such as worms or minnows. “The goal of the program is to delay the harvest so the trout stay in the stream longer,” said Dave Dreves, fishery research biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “In a lot of these streams, a lot of the freshly stocked hatchery fish are caught out

quickly during spring and summer. Most are gone in a few days. They haven’t gotten stream wise yet and bite about anything. The catchand-release season gives them time to acclimate and grow.” Anglers can carry all the lures needed to catch winter trout in a plastic sandwich bag. Fly anglers should carry some nymph patterns in their fly box. “I caught them on a bead head pheasant tail nymph in sizes 12 and 14,” said Guthrie. “I started with Clouser minnows and wooly buggers with no luck, but started hammering them when I switched to nymphs.” Dreves also prefers nymphs. Those that imitate mayflies, such as the hare’s ear nymph, are his favorites for winter fishing, but he also casts a more generalist pattern. Stonefly imitations also produce in winter. “A lot of winter stone-

flies are small,” Dreves said. “You’ll want to cast smaller stonefly imitations.” A shorter, 3- to 4-weight fly rod is the best choice to cast nymphs and stoneflies. “For creeks as small as Big Bone, I like a shorter fly rod, between 6 1/2 to 8 feet,” Guthrie said. “Longer rods are harder to cast with the limited space. Plus, casts don’t need to be very long.” The best of the 13 seasonal catch-and-release streams is Rock Creek in McCreary County. “East Fork of Indian Creek in the Red River Gorge Geologic Area is probably second and then Swift Camp Creek,” Dreves said. Unlike the other 12 specially designated streams, the catch-and-release trout season on Swift Camp Creek runs until May 31. Shake off the winter blues with a jumping trout. Get out and take advantage of a unique fishing opportunity. Spring will be here before you know it.

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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver • It was noted American journalist, essayist, satirist and critic of culture H.L. Mencken who made the following sage observation: "Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him." •It may seem odd, but the Drug Enforcement Agency supports, in a fashion, a publication that advocates the legalization of cannabis; the DEA has three subscriptions to the magazine High Times. •There seems to be quite a rivalry between the towns of Rosehill, N.C., and Wilmington, Del. Both locales claim to be the home of the world's largest frying pan, with a diameter of 10 feet. This begs some questions, of course: How many eggs are being fried at once to require such a large piece of cookware? And what sort of stove is required to heat such a mammoth pan?

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you don't face any "surprises" later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once it's resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until you've checked them out -- especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A very close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put your pride aside and ask for it. You'll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleague's remarks appear to be especially cutting. But don't waste your time or your energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. Your spouse or partner has big plans for the weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your spiritual strength often acts as an inspiration to help others make decisions about their lives.

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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 dowellbjt@yahoo. com for more information. MCYSA -- Meade County Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being processed. Go to to sign-up and get further information.

EYSA -- Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being processed. Go to to sign-up and get further information. RYSA -- Radcliff Youth Soccer Sign-up’s for Spring 2009 are currently being processed. Go to www.radcliffyouthsoccer. org to sign-up and get further info.

Need Homework Help? Let Meade County Library help! Log in with your library card at for live homework help from 4-10 p.m. daily. Call 270-422-2094 for more info. 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 270422-2094 for more information.

Ford F-150 Extended Cab. 146,000 miles. Perfect for teenage boy or for someone who wants a truck to haul stuff in. Asking $4,000 or best offer. Call 270-4227180. 1982 Jeep CJ7, 4wd, new tires, clear title. $1500 OBO. Call 270-496-4579 or 270-863-1055. 2 good used Firestone tires. P215 60R 16 MS (mud and snow). $60 for both. Call 270-497-4621. Running gear. Complete 1999 F250 Super Duty 4wd. 75,000 original miles. $1,000 OBO. Call 270-4964579 or 270-863-1055. 1986 Iroc Z Camaro, 350 tuned port, fuel injection, 65,000 original miles, ttops, PW, PDL, all original, maroon with grey interior, A1 shape, garage kept, only been in the rain twice. Super nice car, it is a keeper! Call to set up an appointment to see. Must sell, sacrifice price at $7,500, serious inquiries only. 270945-1615. 2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, long bed truck, cruise, slide window, gooseneck ball, rhino liner, aluminum toolbox, tow package, 58,700 miles, runs great. $14,500.00 Call 270-8288233.




WE CAN! A program to learn ways to enhance children’s activity and nutrition. Program begins Monday, Feb. 23 and meet for four weeks at the Meade County Public Library. A parent workbook will be provided. Classes will be 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 270-4222094 for more information. Harrison County Hospital will offer the flu vaccine to adults 18 and over by appt. only, while supplies last. Cost is $15, payable in cash or check, or we will bill for Medicare. You must have your Medicare card present to qualify. To schedule an appt., call 812738-7894 Monday thru Thursday. Stop Smoking Successfully. $30 fee includes book and educational materials (does not include nicotine replacement products). Minimum of four participants must be enrolled for class to be held. Call Harrison County Hospital at 812-738-8708 for more information and registration. Child Car Seat Inspections Free child car seat inspections available at the EMS Training Center at 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 812-738-7871. Childbirth Education Class meets every Thursday for 4 weeks, beginning Jan. 8 in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center 7-9 p.m. Free if delivering at Harrison County Hospital. $20 if delivering at another facility. Call 812738-7830 ext.2012 for more information and for registration. Report suspected illegal activity in your neighborhood by calling the Meade County Sheriff’s Department anonymous tip line at 270-422-4673 or email drugtips@bbtel. com. Divorce Without Children: $95. Divorce with children: $95. With FREE name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast, easy and professional. Call 888-789-0198. Reach over 1 million readers with one call! Contact the classified department of this newspaper or call KPS at 502-223-8821 for more information about placing a 25-word classified in 70 newspapers for only $250.



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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Gun Cabinet for sale. Solid oak, excellent condition, holds 8 guns, double glass at top, 2 doors, 3 drawers at bottom. $475. Call 270497-4567. Entertainment center with 32� TV, nice oak. $250. Call 270*497*4502 36� JVC TV with converter box. $150. Call 270-4974502. Running gear. Complete 1999 F250 Super Duty 4wd. 75,000 original miles. $1,000 OBO. Call 270-4964579 or 270-863-1055. 2 peacocks. 1 blue one and 1 white one. And 3 roosters. $75 for all. Call 270497-4621. 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 270-4974621. Ladies triplet ring, 14k gold. Asking $350. Call 270-4974621. Refrigerator for sale. Would make a good garage fridge. $25. Call 270-497-4787.

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ADDITIONS / REMODEL / REPAIR 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.

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


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being used as a daycare. Can be split into 5 offices with a 30x50 glass front showroom for a retail business. Also has addtional storage if needed.

Call 270-422-2522 or 502-552-5408.

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

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


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Pets Need Adopting

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.

61 acres Breckinridge County. Perfect turkey and deer hunting. $1500 an acre.

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.

367 acres in Lewis County off Interstate 65. $675 an acre.

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.

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.

Grey and white, fuzzy kitty.

Full grown cat, very loveable.

Black and white tabby cat with white neck.

Calico with yellow eyes, beautiful cat.

Black lab mix, needs home in a hurry.

Mountain Kerr half-grown pup.

Mix pup needs a home, others to choose!

Benji needs a home, today.

Mix male beagle, nice dog, real cute.

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

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

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 1119 at the Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108. Any teen whose life is or has been affected by drinking problems in a family member or friend. Call for more information, 270-547-4569 or 270-497-4885.

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

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

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

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.

61 + 51 ac. Perfect hunting in Breck Co. only $1500 per acre. Possible owner financing.

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.

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

ALIVE GROUP-BREAST CANCER – Second Thursday of the month. Call Hardin Memorial Hospital for information. 270-706-1064. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB-CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE – held quarterly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call for next available class. Johnna Sutton 270-706-1294.

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LOSS GROUP – held monthly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270-706-1064 for more information.

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

422-4977 877-6366 547-4977 We offer owner financing on most all our properties with no prequalifications! *Please visit our website at* FIXER-UPPERS 8 acres mostly wooded with open yard with mobile home in need of repair, $29,900

Truckers Wanted 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.

3.8 acres on Liberty Rd (Hwy 1844) with small fieldstone home, $22,500 1+ ac in Rhodelia with old farm house and outbuildings, $27,500

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

Lots Ready for your Home 3.5 ac, Greer Rd, Payneville area, septic, electric, cistern, $26,900 2.7 ac off 941, close to US60, septic, electric, cistern, county water available, $27,500

Experienced OTR CDL-A Drivers: Only accepting applications from the best drivers in the area. 1-800326-8889

City lot in Ekron, with block garage and storm shelter, $29,900

Help Wanted: Join WilTrans Lease or Company Driver program. Enjoy Strong freight network. 1-888-229-8712. Must be 23.

Lots and Acreage 2 ac, Brandenburg area, mobile ok, close to town, $19,900 13 ac, Flaherty, beautiful building site, nice barn, $97,500

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.

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

Reward 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.

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

Wanted Musicians, performers, stilt walkers, clowns, jugglers, etc. for local entertainment and events. Call 270-4221879 or e-mail mathiasp@ 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 Feb.13. Please, no phone calls past 8 p.m. 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 270-8726953. 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

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.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Beauty beheld after 2009 ice storm Though last week’s ice storm wreaked havoc across Meade County and surrounding areas, there was no escaping the natural beauty left behind by Mother Nature. Dennis Farmer, a longtime Meade County resident, took the time to capture some of the glittering peacefulness that blanketed the area.



CLOCKWISE from top: A peek through the woods looking out over Doe Valley Lake. A familiar river scene from Lawrence Street in Brandenburg. Each berry of a winter fruit-bearing tree is covered in a layer of ice. Countless icicles dangle from fences all over Meade County. Doe Valley Lake glistens in the sunlight. The Meade County countryside was transformed into a winter wonderland. Snow, ice and cold temperatures don’t stop this Pileated Woodpecker from performing his daily chores.


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always check the unit price to make sure. Larger cuts of meat can be separated and used for several meals. Bakeries sometimes have day-old bread at discount prices, or you could look at the cost effectiveness of making your own bread. It may be time to get out the old bread machine or Crock-Pot again. Some meals can be prepared ahead of time and frozen for later consumption, but always remember to follow food safety guidelines when reheating. Consider making onedish meals a couple times a week. Dishes that require little preparation and cooking times, such as stir-fry, fish, salads and stews, are quick, nutritious options. Use leftovers as ingredients for other meals such as casseroles or soups. With a little planning, you can save a little dough and eat more nutritiously. For more information on meal planning, proper nutrition or wise purchasing practices, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.


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