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Deals for wheels

Blue and gold be told

At Creekside Auto Sales, owner Philip Bewley and partner Robert King combine experience, low prices and hometown hospitality to make their car sales prosper.

During National FFA Week, MCHS students made it known loudly and proudly that they are members of one of the top FFA programs in the country.

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Making a ‘State-ment’

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Junior powerhouse Tyler Crow wrestled his way to a fourth place finish in the state, boosting the wrestling program’s r reputation as one of the elite.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Meade County, Kentucky

Volume 3, No. 21

Magistrates further fine-tuning of nuisance ordinance By Laura Saylor Magistrates and other county officials revisited a proposed nuisance ordinance draft Tuesday night, and tweaked verbiage in an effort to make the text as succinct and tolerable

as possible. Meade County Planning and Zoning Administrator Tony Coletta and county attorney Margaret Matney also attended the work session, offering insight as the ordinance is crafted. Officials last met several months ago to review the

draft of the ordinance. The county’s former nuisance ordinance was dismissed in 2005 by previous Fiscal Court members. Topics discussed during the work session included clarification of the words “reasonable” and “populated areas,” as well as setting

potential time periods during which excessive noise could be citable. Requirements for maintaining vegetation on individual’s properties, the accumulation of junk and scrap metal, open burning, and keeping unlicensed hobby cars and part cars

were also discussed. Magistrates Herbie Chism and Mark Hubbard stressed the importance of letting farmers know what exemptions are permitted to them under the Kentucky Revised Statutes. “If I’m weaning calves, and they bawl for three days

Bridge inspected after coal barge collision

... is a farmer going to be citable for violating a noise ordinance if their neighbor complains?” Chism asked. Coletta said no, because farmers rights are protected under state policies. Hubbard suggested


City, county working on limb removal By Laura Saylor Front yards all across the county are piled high with tree limbs from the late January ice storm, and county and city trucks are working to haul the debris as fast as they can. If residents are able to stack downed limbs near county roadways, county

See LIMB, A2

Guston woman gets 17 counts animal cruelty Staff Report The News Standard THE NEWS STANDARD/CHARLOTTE FACKLER

ABOVE: Mark Wolfe, a bridge inspector with the Indiana Department of Transportation, hops onboard with Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Shreck as they pull away from a boat ramp at Waterfront Park in Brandenburg. BELOW: The Matthew E. Welsh Bridge was closed to traffic for several hours Sunday morning after the center pier was hit by an empty coal barge.

Bridge in B-burg bumped by barge Staff Report The News Standard Traffic going to and from Indiana was at a standstill Sunday morning as the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge was closed to traffic after it was hit by an empty coal barge. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, the empty coal barge lightly struck the middle pier of the bridge as it passed by. The accident was reported by personnel on the barge a little after 7 a.m. on Sunday. The bridge was closed soon after the report was made, with Brandenburg police blocking the Ken-

BRECKINRIDGE CO. — A Guston woman was charged with 17 counts of cruelty to animals 2nd degree when nine horses were found starved to death on her rented farm. Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate


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tucky side and Harrison County officials stopping traffic at the Indiana end. Mark Wolfe, a bridge inspector with the Indiana Department of Transportation, and Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Shreck put in a patrol boat from the Brandenburg boat ramp and inspected the bridge later that morning. Wolfe told The News Standard that the structural integrity of the bridge had not been comprised, and it was safe to be reopened. No major damage was reported to have affected the barge. The bridge was reopened to traffic around 11 a.m.

By Laura Saylor

A new hotline is being unveiled by Meade County Emergency Management that will allow residents to receive important information about emergencies and events in and around the Meade County area. The Emergency and Public Information hotline — 270-422-1082 — can be dialed


Celebrating Black History month

From hills of Meade County to head of Homeland Security Perseverance leads MCHS alumnus to lofty success By Laura Saylor A knack for academics and athleticism may have been naturally instilled in Erwin Roberts, but his determination to persevere

and his pursuit of service to others are very much self-inspired. Though always an intrepid individual, even the former Greenwave MVP never imagined he would have achieved such heightened life success. And it all began in the hills of Meade County. Roberts moved to Flaherty with his four brothers and sisters when he was 11 years old. The siblings were wards of the state, orphaned

after their biological parents died, and came to Meade County to reside with legal guardians. Roberts attended Flaherty Elementary School and soon found his niche on the basketball court. “I played ball since I was pretty young,” Roberts said. “In high school at Meade County I was a forward and center for coach Larry Miller. Jerry Garris was the

See HEAD, A5


Meade County alumnus Erwin Roberts was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” for the class of 1990 in the MCHS yearbook.


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Search is on for burglary suspect Submitted by the Meade County Sheriff’s Dept.

Family members win Chelsea Stinnett volleyball tourney

Ford pick-up truck. On two occasions, the subject was seen trying to open doors and windows at homes he apparently thought were unoccupied at the time. On the third occasion, he actually made entry, but was confronted by the resident and fled the scene. Kerrick stresses that the public multiplies the number of eyes and ears on the street, and can greatly increase the chances of catching the suspect. If you have any information, please contact the Meade County Sheriff’s Department at 270-422-4937 or the Meade County 911 Center at 270-422-4911. You may call anonymously at 270-422-4673.

The Meade County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a burglary suspect. Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick said that on at least three occasions recently, the suspect has tried to enter homes during the early morning hours. The incidents have been spread around the county, and usually occur between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male, around 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green Carhartt jacket. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a full size, late model, regular cab, red,



First place winners, team Chelsea’s Louisville Connections (CLC), left, and second place winners, team Rosacker, right, pose after battling eight other volleyball teams Saturday during the first-ever Chelsea Stinnett Volleyball Tournament.

Molly Janes said the city is beginning to hire contractors for hauling debris within city limits, and the selection process hopefully should be complete by next week. Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson said his office is in the process of possibly receiving help from Southern Baptist Tree Removal in assisting with debris removal for residents who are on the county’s elderly and disabled list. The Kentucky Forestry Department implements a spring forest fire hazard season from Feb. 15 through April 30, meaning it is unlawful to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during those months.

From page A1 workers will haul the debris to a burn site, said Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft. He said crews are out every day working to remove the piles of limbs. Those residents willing to haul the debris themselves can dump the branches at the rear of Meade-Olin Park, where the old swimming pool used to be. Craycroft cautioned that debris other than tree limbs — such as shingles, gutters, and siding — should be taken to the Meade County Recycle Center. Brandenburg City Clerk

Cruelty said Glenda A. Wright, 51, has a Guston address though the farmland she rents on Bewleyville-Rosetta Road fell under Breckinridge County jurisdiction. Pate said animal control officer Mike Picente received calls about animals

The Meade County Extension Service and Meade County Bank have joined with the American Association of Retires Persons (AARP) to offer a “55 Alive/Mature Driving Course.” AARP developed the four-hour classroom refresher course to help drivers 55 years of age or older improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents. The course will be held March 23 and 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office at 1041 Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg.

bond, and a trial is slated for April 17. Pate said he had been alerted of mistreatment of animals at Wright’s farm before, but during a prior investigation the physical condition of the animals at that time didn’t warrant charges of animal cruelty. He said staff members of Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Irvington, Ky., are caring for the horses at the farm.












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needs of older drivers. It vide a premium discount to covers age-related physical graduates of the “55 Alive/ Mature Driving changes, declining perceptual skills, Extension Course,” which is a state-approved rules of the road, loService driver improvecal driver problems ment course. and license requireFor additional ments. information, please Bowen, who is cercontact the Extentified by the AARP, sion Office at 270will present the 422-4958. program through a Educational procombination of vigrams of the Kensual presentations Jennifer tucky Cooperative and group discusBridge Extension Service sions. serve all people reAll automobile insurance companies con- gardless of race, color, age, ducting business in Ken- sex, religion, disability or natucky are required to pro- tional origin.

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This is a two-part series class. You must attend both sessions. Pat Bowen, a certified instructor, will conduct this training. The fee for the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, contact the Extension Office at 270422-4958. Registration fees must be paid when registering and is not refundable. The deadline to register is March 19. Class size is limited. The “55 Alive/Mature Driving Course” is designed to meet the specific

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Today's Weather

Windy with showers and thunderstorms.

Members and coaches of the Meade County High School volleyball team played host to a total of 10 teams that participated in the Chelsea Stinnett Volleyball Tournament held Saturday at the high school. Some of Chelsea’s family members, including her father, David Stinnett, were on the winning team, “Chelsea’s Louisville Connections.” MCHS assistant volleyball coach Jennifer Smith said due to its success, the team plans to make the tournament an annual event, with proceeds benefiting the volleyball boosters and the Chelsea Stinnett Scholarship. The event was organized by the MCHS volleyball team and friends of the Stinnett family.

Course offers discounts for drivers 55 and older

not being taken care of on Wright’s property. Pate, Picente, and two veterinarians went out to the farm earlier this month where there were roughly 40 horses. Pate said nine of those horses were emaciated to the point of death, and eight others were in dire need of medical care. Wright was arraigned in district court Feb. 10. Pate said she is presently out on

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor,

While I believe that America, as a whole, is well-overdue for the economic mud puddle that’s gaping before it, I can’t shake some of the disturbing stories of individuals’ struggles that are plastered all over the media as of late. Parents have turned to pick pocketing, teenagers are leaving school early to go to work, entire families are living out of their minivans — could any of them have stopped it? Did these people possess the power to alter their poverty-bound downturns? Yes, I think they did have some control of their fate. I’m a stalwart believer in looking out for number one, of not depending on anything or anyone other than myself. I try to maintain a calloused perspective on certain aspects of life, things such as money, opportunity and personal welfare — not as a form of pessimism but as a method of keeping myself out of trouble. The opposite of that mind frame, I’ve found, definitely gets me into trouble.

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ians who want to know what their government really does for them — and to them — still haven’t seen the administration’s promised Web site on how Kentucky spends taxpayer money. All Kentuckians can get now is a gaggle of confusing numbers. They should have convenient access to line-item spending: how much money goes to farmers’ markets, shrimp farms and big arenas in small towns. Only then can we the people know if shaky claims about “cutting all the fat that can possibly be cut” are true — claims made by “wecan’t-wait-to-raise-yourtaxes” political leaders in Frankfort. Taxpayers would get a clear understanding of that niggling “unpleasant” content Schickel likes to talks about. When it comes to government business — and “911” calls — as the late President Ronald Reagan said: “Trust, but verify.”

Jim Waters is the director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. You can reach him at jwaters@ You can read previously published columns at

fault but my own. tion this time. I didn’t have control over Instead of watching these the storm itself, but I did terribly depressing stories have the power to of “The Waltons prepare myself in turn lawless to put Editor’s the best ways posfood on the table” Note sible. I could have and not taking heed let the water trickle, until a pink slip made a quick run to lands in my hands, the grocery store, I’m going to persist and pumped $10 with that calloused of gas into the Jeep. mind-set that the Yes, the lights still worst very easily would have went could happen to me, out, and yes, it still so how will I prewould have dipped Laura Saylor pare now and how to 37 degrees inside will I cope later? the house, but I could have We cannot stop the reimproved my welfare by cession. We cannot stop a not being ignorant and pas- depression. We cannot stop sive. job loss, cut wages, or foreIf I lost my job tomorrow, closures. what would I do? But we can do something. Probably freak out. We can learn to live less But after I freaked out I grandiose lives, to be haplike to think I’d feel a little py with quality instead of shrouded in knowing that I quantity, to find peace in made provisions to prepare quiet, to find abundance in for the worst. I’ve put a few small spaces. We can learn the signifibucks away in the savings account each week, I’ve cance of preparation, and learned how to trim the un- come to the reckoning that necessaries from my daily while the world is not alexpenditures, I’ve kept my ways looking out for us, we, resume updated, and first at least, are very capable of and foremost, I paid atten- looking out for the world.

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A prime example is the ice storm. The storm bears striking resemblance to the snarling economy in this simple way: I knew it was coming. In the days before the ice storm hit, I was receiving 12 e-mails a day from various sources urging me to run press releases that this storm was bound to be a doozie. I watched the ice storm warnings scroll along the bottom of my TV screen, though never took the credence to even read them. I watched the giant gray blob that was a pixilated representation of the storm menacingly approach the tri-state area on The Weather Channel’s radar screen. Yet, there I was, hunkered down in my living room wearing 16 pairs of socks with no candles, no flashlight batteries, no gas in my car, no bread in the cupboard, and no running water because I was too ill-prepared to think, gee, maybe I should let the spigot trickle today incase the pipes freeze. My poor wellbeing during the storm was nobody’s


CLARIFICATION: In last week’s article titled “Tax increase has locals smokin’ hot,” State Rep. Jeff Greer remarked, “So in essence, we increased (the state cigarette tax) 30 percent,” but Greer meant to say 30 cents. He informed The News Standard of the word usage, to which the editor assured a clarification would be printed to rectify any confusion.

pleasantries. It certainly does when it exposes government leaders trying to hide inconvenient truths. But crafty politicians know: The more the public knows, the more inconvenient it gets for them. Example: The more folks who found Washington’s big spenders wanted to mortgage our children’s futures in order to spend nearly $1 billion alone just to build golf carts and provide coupons for digital-TV converter boxes, the less support remained for the plan. Many lawmakers voted at 2 p.m. after only getting the stimulus bill at 11 p.m. the night before. In a Senate floor speech, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., claimed, “The American people really don’t care” about “those little tiny, yes, porky amendments.” If so, why the rush to pass the bill? And why is it that the more folks found out about the real plan for spending their money, the less support the bill got? Just like some of those “911” calls, seeing the “tiny, yes, porky” guts of this bill would have removed the appetite some have for more big government. Meanwhile, Kentuck-

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On Wednesday, the next season. House’s Judiciary CommitA bill to help achieve that tee voted in favor of legis- is set to be filed this week, lation that would and it appears it keep judges from Legislative will have strong, bigranting shock partisan support in Update probation to those the House and Senwho have been ate. The tax incenconvicted of killtives would only ing someone while apply if the project driving under the is done, and should influence. be a worthy investThe day before, ment given the ecothe House’s Edunomic impact these cation Commitraces have had in Jeff Greer other states. tee recognized the bind that many Another press school districts are in be- conference the governor cause of the numerous days held last week focused on they have missed due to energy conservation for last month’s ice and snow state government facilities. storm and high winds from In addition to enforcing last fall’s Hurricane Ike. new construction rules, the The committee approved a governor is requiring statebill that would make it pos- owned facilities to turn off sible for districts to end the the lights and adjust the school year without making thermostat between 6 p.m. up to 10 of those days. and 6 a.m. That committee is expectHe said this move would ed in the next few weeks to save about $2 million a year, take a more in-depth look at and could save as much the CATS tests that students as $100 million if schools, take to help assess our el- universities and local govementary and secondary ernments follow the same schools. guidelines. This is the right There is a growing con- thing to do anytime, but sensus that this testing sys- especially now as we try to tem needs to be updated, maximize every tax dollar. but in a way that that does The General Assembly not undermine the original has little more than three goals of 1990’s Kentucky weeks left in the 2009 ReguEducation Reform Act, or lar Session, and with a reKERA. vised budget now law, our Another acronym, NA- biggest task is updating the SCAR, was the focus of road plan between now and a press conference held June 30, 2010. on Tuesday by Governor Legislative leaders met Beshear. The hope is that for hours last week to haman update of our already mer out a solution. successful tourism develContact me at Capitol opment act would help the Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, Kentucky Speedway in Gal- Frankfort, KY 40601 or at latin County significantly 800-372-7181. expand and possibly land I hope to hear from you a premier race as early as soon.


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State Sen. John Schickel, The public makes the R-Union, claims he would calls. The calls go to a pubnever restrict the public’s lic agency. Public agencies access to records. Yet respond to the calls. Bluegrass And in fact, some that’s exactly what he wants to do with of that unpleasant Beacon his bill to ban the content reveals lessbroadcast of “911” than-stellar perforcalls on TV, radio or mances by emerthe Internet. gency dispatchers Some “911” chatand law enforceter can embarrass ment – a service to callers and capture the public. highly emotional The bill smacks of moments, Schickel Jim Waters silliness, poor logic said. His panderand court challenging to “privacy” es. It would ban the advocates also includes a broadcast of all “911” calls, totally unfounded charge not just the “unpleasant” that broadcast outlets use ones (courts: strike one). It replays of these calls to targets broadcasters (courts: boost ratings. Show me the strike two). The same inevidence, Mr. Schickel. formation in transcripts His bill represents noth- would still be available and ing more than an end-run the public could still listen around the Kentucky Open to the tapes (courts: strike Records Act — something a three.) lot of politicians love to do How about this: If the bill and often justify by play- passed, we could listen to ing the “privacy” card. Too “re-enactors” reading the many lawmakers are will- transcripts while trying ing to close public business to “mimic” reality, or we faster than big bank CEOs could read a writer’s intercan cash a bonus check. pretation of how someone The state open-records sounded. law doesn’t require emerRidiculous. gency dispatch centers to Taxpayers deserve to provide copies of these calls know how government at to the public only if the calls any level works and the come without unpleasant product of its work, includcontent. Under the law, all ing “911” calls. Sometimes calls become public. that scrutiny involves un-


Teresa Garnett, President of the Meade County Retired Teachers Assoc. Ekron, Ky.

Call ‘911’ – lawmaker stealing access in progress


I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like when it happens, but I understand that it can happen. Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six-year period, cumulatively totaling over a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable. That is what is being done to thousands of seniors and pre-retirees in Kentucky who bought long-term care insurance three years ago from Live Investors Insurance Company of America, now called Transamerica. I thought state insurance regulators were supposed to protect the people of Kentucky from such unscrupulous practices by carefully screening requests for rate increases. It is pretty clear, however, that the Kentucky Department of Insurance doesn’t see it that way. They apparently have never seen a rate increase that they didn’t like. Most longterm care insurance companies have had just one, modest increase. Transamerica’s increases are unjustified when compared with the rest of the industry. Why won’t the Insurance Commissioner and the Governor do what they are supposed to do? Recently, state and federal officials have joined with financial planners in encouraging those approaching retirement to protect themselves from the ravages of an extended long-term care need by buying insurance. Those of us who had the foresight to do just that need the Governor and state insurance regulators to stand up to those insurance companies that are attempting to rip-off seniors. Do your jobs instead of helping the bad apples in the insurance industry make more money at the expense of financially strapped retirees. If you don’t, all Kentucky taxpayers eventually will be paying for seniors forced into poverty after dropping their long-term insurance plans.

The ultimate goal of The News Standard’s Viewpoints page is to encourage frank and lively discussion on topics of interest to Meade County. Editorials are the opinion of newspaper management. Columns represent the view of the writer and do not necessarily represent the view of newspaper management. The News Standard welcomes and encourages letters to the editor. Letters will appear as space permits and may be edited for grammar and clarity. They must be no more than 500 words, must include a signature, town of residence, and phone number for confirmation. Letters may be handwritten, typed or e-mailed. Libelous letters will not be published.

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Debra R. Brock and Donald Brock to Joseph Myers, by and through his attorney in fact, Amanda J. Fourhman, and Amanda J. Fourhman, tract I and II, property located in Meade County, deed tax $155. Lawrence Lewis and Johnalyn Lewis to Stephanie Harris and Glenn Harris, deed of easement and easement agreement, property located in Meade County. Brandenburg Telephone Company, a duly authorized Kentucky Corporation, by and through J.D. Tobin, Jr., President, to John P. Devries and Kimberly A. Devries, property located in Brandenburg, deed tax $3.50. Estate of Elbert J. O’Bannon, by and through William O’Bannon, Executor, and Johnny Cottrell and Barbara Cottrell and Ronnie Cottrell and Connie Cottrell and Glenn Douglas Cottrell and Rita Cottrell and M. Denise Wilson and Donald Wilson and Marine Keith and James Keith and Johnny Howard, Jr. and Diane Howard and Ronda Roos and Troy Roos to DA Humphrey Properties, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through Amy Humphrey, member, tract five of Hillview Estates in Meade County, deed tax $40. Stanley Henderson, husband of Nancy G. Henderson, to Nancy G. Henderson, wife of Stanley Henderson, a 1.508 acre tract near Guston. Marvin Mattingly and Mildred Mattingly to Jeffrey Lee Haynes and Amy Chism Haynes, lot 14 of Meadow View Park in Meade County, deed tax $48.50. Gene McGehee and Connie McGehee to McGehee Holding, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, lot 6, 11, and 16 of Lawson Estates in Meade County. George K. Claycomb and Naomi Claycomb to Clinton Daniel Cain, a 3.99 acre tract near Brandenburg, deed tax $10. CMH of Ky., Inc., a Kentucky Corporation, by and through David Jordan, Assistant Secretary, to Frances E. Kendall, Jr. and Carolyn H. Kendall, lot 15 and 16 of Highland Heights Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $10.50. Gary Smith and Nancy Smith to Deanna Barr and Jerett Barr, property located in Meade County. The Estate of Mary Rose Kellerman and Phyllis Diane Humphrey, aka Diane Humphrey, to Richard Lee Stansbury and Mary Frances Stansbury, a 10.814 acre tract in Wolf Creek, a 35.524 acre tract in Wolf Creek, and a 40.026 acre tract near Wolf Creek, deed tax $94.50. TMN Services, LLC, as Trustee of Land Trust No. 080806, to Investing Solutions, LLC, lot 757 in Wildflower Ridge Section, lot 110, 108, 185, 266, 315, and 348 in Audubon Woods Section, lot 226 in Pine Point Section, all located in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $400. John P. Devries and Kimberly A. Devries to JKD Properties, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, a 0.898 acre tract in Brandenburg and a 0.619 acre tract in Brandenburg. Brandy S. Small and Mark J. Small to Sarah Smith and Brent Hottell, lot 58 of River Cliff Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $170. Jimmy Clark to Clarence Edward Holloway and Terry Lynn Holloway, property located in Meade County, deed tax $37. Steven R. Butler and Tammy Butler to Jesus G. Sanchez and Lisa M. Sanchez, lot 15 of Dove Haven Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $144. James Higbee and PHH Mortgage Corporation, fka Cendant Mortgage Corporation, dba Century 21 Mortgage, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to PHH Mortgage Corporation, fka Cendant Mortgage Corporation, dba Century 21 Mortgage, property located in Meade County. Federal National Mortgage Association, aka Fannie Mae, to Kate Lambert, 18 Wintergreen, Brandenburg. Tracy J. Thompson and Michelle L. Thompson to Justin W. Bean and Sherri A. Bean, lot 31 of Knollwood Estates, Section I in Meade County, deed tax $230. Chase Home Finance, LLC, Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Successor by Merger with Chase Mortgage Company, to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 385 Hamilton Place, Battletown. Jeff Nott and Joyce Nott to James K. Houston and Danielle Houston, 519 Ritchie Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $152. Steven W. Ivey and Terri L. Ivey to Cornelius O’Brien and Jaredean O’Brien, lot 9 and 30 of Huntington Place in Meade County, deed tax $23.50. Steven W. Ivey and Terri L. Ivey to Cornelius O’Brien and Jaredean O’Brien, lot 29 of Huntington Place in Meade County, deed tax $130.50. David E. Branson and Debbie Branson to Michael Joseph Nugent and Maria Diane Nugent, lot one of Welton-Branson Lots in Meade County. James O. Smith and Linda G. Smith to David S. Longley and Lari Lynn

Longley, property located in Meade County, deed tax $37.50.

Quit Claim Deeds Debbie Wilde Arnold to Paul M. Clark, tract one and two, property located in Meade County. Rose E. Zanchi to Regina A. Hutt and Frances Renee Parker, lot one and three of Hickory Hills in Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Verlie Cato to Ronnie S. Cato, parcel I and II, property located in Meade County. Walter W. Butt, Sr. to Karen Pedigo, property located in Meade County. Joseph F. Crutcher to Carolyn Crutcher, nka Carolyn C. Fruia, and Frank J. Fruia, property located in Meade County.

Building Permits No Reports This Week.

Septic Permits 2/13/09 Jeff Nott, Coyote Run Subdivision, Lot 6, Brandenburg.

Retail Food Establishment Report 2/16/09 Flaherty Service Center, 3828 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 91 percent food service. 93 percent retail. Food service: no hair restraints worn in food prep area, cutting board at sandwich prep station not easily cleanable surface (needs replacing), interior of cappuccino machine observed with build-up. Retail: ice cream freezer needs defrosting. Both: men’s restroom soap dispenser empty, dumpster lid open, men’s restroom floor unclean. 2/16/09 Little Dave’s Far Corners, 6186 Big Springs Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 98 percent food service. 99 percent retail. Food service: no hair restraints worn. Both: wood floors in retail and food prep areas. 2/17/09 31W Express, 400 S. Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh. Follow-up report. 96 percent food service. 96 percent retail. Food service: food service items in hot case not at proper temperature, corrected immediately, cutting board in poor repair, non-approved material used for repair (duct tape). Retail: build-up inside retail microwave, build-up on counter by retail drink machine. Both: ceiling tiles stained in several areas. 2/17/09 Pizza Hut, 1025 S. Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh. 93 percent food service. Food service: unapproved item used for repair (duct tape in prep cooler by fan), microwave unclean, can opener and holder unclean, build-up in bottom of prep cooler, build-up on hand sink in front areas, ceiling stained in some areas. 2/17/09 Schnitzel Barn, 5580 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 95 percent food service. 100 percent same day follow-up. Food service: fancy whole kernel corn can dented, voluntarily destroyed. 2/17/09 A&J Food Mart, 6820 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 88 percent food service. 83 percent retail. 88 percent retail same day follow-up. Food service: no hair restraints worn in food prep area. Retail: 2 Bayer Low Dose bottles expired, corrected same day, interior of cappuccino machine observed with build-up. Both: no hot water in restroom, back door outer opening unprotected, floors throughout facility unclean, wall/baseboard by back storage entrance in poor repair. 2/17/09 Otter Creek Tavern, 6860 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 88 percent. 92 percent same day followup. Food service: some cold units lack thermometers, handle missing on upright freezer, interior of double doors on walk-in cooler (bare wood), hand sink in food prep area not accessible (corrected immediately), floor covering in walk-in and at entrance of walk-in in poor repair, dumpster overflowing, ceiling tiles in food prep area stained and in poor repair.

Brandenburg Police Department 2/13/09 at 7:15 p.m. Anna Cundiff of Irvington was driving a 1998 Chrysler Concorde. Willard Crabb of Brandenburg was driving a 2000 Kia Sephia. Crabb stated that due to backed up traffic on Old Ekron Road, he was signaled from an unknown motorist for him to go ahead and cross Old Ekron onto Armory Place. Cundiff stated that she started across Old Ekron and did not see Crabb. She was unable to stop before colliding with him. Minor to moderate damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09013 was filed by Officer Whited. 2/15/09 at 12:26 p.m. Thomas Goins of Brandenburg was driving a 1993 Oldsmobile. Charity Wells of Guston was driving a 1998 Buick. Goins was parked in the Auto Zone parking lot and started to back up. He collided with Wells, who was also parked. Very minor damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09014 was filed by Officer Young.


2/23/09 at 2:02 p.m. Charity Wells of Guston was parked in the lower part of the parking lot. Kandice Talbott pulled up in the front of the building in the first parking lot in a 1998 Chrysler. The passenger of Talbott’s vehicle hit the emergency brake of the vehicle and the vehicle started to roll backwards, colliding with Wells. Minor damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09017 was filed by Officer Young.

Meade County Sheriff Department 2/7/09 at 6:00 p.m. Tyler Walker of Hudson, Ky. was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer on Haysville Road. He was pulling a 16 foot flatbed trailer behind his vehicle and as he approached the intersection of Kennedy and Haysville Road, the trailer came loose and struck electric pole guide wires, causing damage to the pole. No damage was done to the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0048 was filed by Officer Ponder. 2/8/09 at 1:22 p.m. Leslie Potter of Battletown was driving a 1999 Honda Shadow eastbound on Battletown Road. As he entered a curve and grade, he went off of the eastbound side of the roadway, overturned, and was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle came to a rest in a rock cut ditch. Moderate damage was done to the vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter. Report 09-0043 was filed by Officer Robinson. 2/9/09 at 2:10 p.m. Brittany Sloan of Brandenburg was driving a 2001 GM Sierra southbound on Weldon Road. She advised that while driving, she was forced off of the roadway by an approaching fire truck with its lights and siren on. She struck a mailbox, causing very minor damage to the mailbox and her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0044 was filed by Officer Foster. 2/10/09 at 8:15 a.m. Officer responded to several calls on a vehicle off the roadway on Fairgrounds Road that was unoccupied. Once at the scene, evidence indicated that the vehicle was traveling east on the roadway and when he entered a curve, went off the eastbound side of the road, struck a culvert, went across a drive, struck a stop sign and then came to rest off the eastbound side of the road, facing southwest.

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Officer located subjects that were involved in the accident at the passenger’s residence. The operator, Jessey Conn of Ekron, and the passenger stated that the crash happened at 3:30 a.m. While speaking to the involved persons, the passenger stated he was injured and requested an ambulance. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Harrison County Hospital. Report 09-0042 was filed by Officer Robinson. 2/10/09 at 5:54 p.m. Shirley Redmon of Payneville was driving a 2007 Ford westbound on Old Mill Road. Thomas Haney of Louisville was driving a 1995 Dodge eastbound on Old Mill Road. Redmon stated that she swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle that had slowed down in front of her. She entered the eastbound lane, causing Haney to strike Redmon. Moderate to severe damage was done to Redmon’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to Haney’s vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Harrison County Hospital. Report 09-0046 was filed by Officer Wright. 2/11/09 at 7:57 a.m. Jerry Ellis of Brandenburg was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 eastbound on Old State Road when an unidentified vehicle crossed into his path. Ellis took evasive action to avoid collision, overcorrected, and exited the roadway. He then struck a fence. Moderate damage was done to his vehicle. Report 09-0045 was filed by Officer Foster. 2/12/09 at 3:47 p.m. Richard Bates of Brandenburg was driving a 2003 Ford F-250 eastbound on Brandenburg Road, pulling a trailer. Jammie Thompson of Brandenburg was driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero westbound on Brandenburg Road. A wheel barrel came off of the trailer and went into the path of Thompson. The wheel barrel struck the left front and side of Thompson’s vehicle. Thompson pulled to the side of the road and Bates turned around to come back to the site of the incident. No damage was done to Bates’ vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to Thompson’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0047 was filed by Officer Robinson. 2/14/09 at 3:40 p.m. Ed Ferrell of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1991 Ford, attempting to make a left turn from KY1882 onto KY144. Shay Van Horne of Cecilia was driving a 1999 Volvo eastbound on Flaherty Road.

Van Horne stuck Ferrell’s vehicle in the left side, causing minor damage to his vehicle and moderate damage to hers. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0049 was filed by Officer Wright. 2/15/09 at 4:47 p.m. Steven Cundiff of Ekron was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on Shumate Road. Gregory Hack of Guston was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer southbound on Shumate Road. Cundiff began adjusting his I-Pod and crossed into the path of Hack, which resulted in a collision. Moderate to severe damage was done to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0050 was filed by Officer Foster. 2/17/09 at 10:48 a.m. Diane Robinson of Brandenburg was driving a 2002 Honda Accord. Thomas Willard of Custer, Ky. was driving a 2003 Ford F-150. Both were stopped on KY1238, waiting to turn onto KY1638. Robinson stated that she thought Willard was going to pull out and as she looked west to see if anything was coming, she rolled forward and stuck Willard’s vehicle in the rear. Minor to moderate damage was done to Robinson’s vehicle. Very minor damage was done to Willard’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0052 was filed by Officer Robinson. 2/21/09 at 3:24 p.m. Amanda Higgins of Louisville was driving a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser westbound on Rhodelia Road when she met a

van traveling eastbound. Higgins stated that the van hit a pool of water and that she started hydroplaning, causing her to lose control. She then crossed the eastbound lane, went off the eastbound side of the roadway and struck an embankment before coming to a rest. Minor to moderate damage was done to her vehicle. Meade County EMS was called to the scene, but both the driver and the passenger refused treatment. Report 09-0055 was filed by Officer Robinson. 2/21/09 at 4:20 p.m. Stephanie Menser of Ekron was driving a 2005 Ford Escape eastbound on Haysville Road, attempting to negotiate a curve in the road. The roadway was slippery due to ice. Menser ran off of the roadway and into a fence, causing damage to the fence. Very minor damage was done to her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 090053 was filed by Officer Ponder. 2/21/09 at 5:10 p.m. Amanda King of Guston was driving a 2004 Isuzu Ascender westbound on Old State Road, approaching the intersection of Hicks Road. She lost control of her vehicle due to slippery road conditions and ran off of the shoulder, causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle came to rest on its right side. Moderate to severe damage was done to the vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured parties were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0054 was filed by Officer Ponder.

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FEMA aid available for businesses impacted by January ice storm By Laura Saylor Businesses in Meade County that were negatively impacted by the late January ice storm may be eligible for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Association. Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson said businesses that endured physical damage to buildings, water lines, electrical service entrances and suffered the loss of perishable inventories may qualify for assistance. Information including the business’s name and address, a description of the losses and a dollar amount, as well as insurance coverage percentage should be forwarded on to Russ Powell, Executive Director of the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce, at or by calling the office at 270-4223626. Information must be received by March 4 to be eligible. Dodson said income losses are not being considered at this time, and businesses

Head From page A1 assistant coach at the time.” After playing three years of varsity ball, Roberts ended his basketball career as a Greenwave team captain, team MVP, All 5th Region Team, All-State Honorable Mention and best rebounder of the year in 1990. “We did OK,” he said modestly of his years wearing a Greenwave jersey. “We were in a different district and region back then ... so it was a little different than it is now.” While excelling on the court, Roberts also pushed himself academically, graduating third in his class. “I got a B+ my sophomore year in an English class ... and that was the difference in all three of us tied for first in the class,” he said. In addition to sports and school, Roberts also held down an after school — and after practice — job at KFC in

Nuisance From page A1 adding the actual KRS wording into the nuisance ordinance so farmers aren’t left wondering what is permissible by way of the nuisance ordinance. The draft was composed using the KRS, neighboring counties’ nuisance ordinances, and excerpts from Meade County’s planning and zoning ordinance and other pre-

Hotline From page A1 day or night and an updated recording will relay pertinent information, such as road conditions or school closures, and will give the locations of shelters and other resources during emergencies like the recent ice storm. The hotline also provides the date and location of local government meetings and public training or emergency education opportunities. Meade County Emergency Management Director Ron Dodson said this hotline is different than the OneCall emergency telephone system fiscal court purchased last summer in that it is a “dial in” number whereas the OneCall system is a “dial out” system. “With the (OneCall system) phone calls are made

do not need to be members at the Meade County Extenof the chamber of commerce sion Service Office on March to apply. 30 at 7 p.m. For information FEMA is presently not about the class or to pre-regoffering inister, contact dividual Meade Counassistance ty Emergency Meade County busiin Meade nesses that were damManagement County. In aged during the ice at 270-422order for in- storm should forward 2776. dividual asThe Amerithe following informasistance to can Red Cross be granted, tion to possibly receive is also seeking Dodson said federal assistance: individuals at least 20 willing to vol•Business name uninsured unteer to take homes with- •Business location shelter trainin a county •Description of ing that will must be allow them losses, including completely to oversee lodollar amount and destroyed. cal shelters in insurance coverage FEMA did the event of percentage grant public future disasassistance — ters. Those which aids E-mail information interested local city to the Meade County are asked to and county Area Chamber of please contact governments Commerce at chamThe American — in Meade or call Red Cross County, and 270-422-3626. Fort Knox talks of poschapter at sible help 502-624-2163. for local businesses are in Dodson encouraged inthe works. dividuals to better prepare themselves for future emerEmergency preparedness gencies by taking steps such To help residents bet- as having a supply kit readiter prepare themselves for ly available and understandemergencies, the American ing what specifics are covRed Cross is hosting a Gen- ered and not covered under eral Preparedness Program insurance policies. Elizabethtown, Ky. He began working there at the age of 16, in 1988, and held the job all throughout school. His work ethic paid off in the form of a 1979 Chevrolet Monza. After graduating, Roberts advanced to Transylvania University where we has accepted on a half-athletic, halfacademic scholarship. While majoring in history, Roberts held down a summer job as a “trash grabber” and landscaper for the city of Lexington. He graduated in four years with another MVP award, male athlete of the year honors, and NAIA AllAmerican honorable mention all under his belt by 1994. Roberts continued to further his education by attending law school at the University of Kentucky. He graduated in three quick years, and landed a secure spot as assistant Commonwealth’s attorney in the Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. “It was great to be in that atmosphere and to have that job right after college,” he existing policies. After more than an hour of review, magistrates opted to finish discussing the rest of the draft during another work session. The nuisance ordinance will be open to a public hearing once the draft is completely reviewed by county officials. Prior to the work session, a short special meeting of Fiscal Court was held, announcing the opening of a full-time dispatcher position with the county. The position will be advertised, and applications will be accepted. to residences in the county,” Dodson said. “(The new hotline) allows people to call in anytime they want to hear information.” Dodson said the OneCall system was not used during the recent ice storm, since its purpose is to let residents know of spontaneous threats. “People knew the ice storm was coming ... it wasn’t new information,” Dodson said. “(OneCall) is to let people know on a blue sky day that a tornado will be moving into the area in 30 minutes.” He said he and Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft also wanted to avoid overuse of OneCall, for fear residents would begin dismissing the phone calls if they became too commonplace. The Emergency and Public Information hotline is accessible anytime as long as telephone lines are in working order.

said. “It was interesting and exciting and it let me be in the courtroom. It was a chance to serve.” Roberts also worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky before he was selected for involvement in the country’s recently-revamped anti-terrorism agencies. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he was appointed by former Gov. Ernie Fletcher to serve as the first Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland

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Brandenburg native interns at Capitol Office Submitted by the Legislative Research Commission

FRANKFORT — Legislative intern Erica Mundell sat in the Capitol office of State Rep. Jeff Greer on Tuesday working with his office staff as the lawmaker from Meade County rushed off to a meeting. In offices down the hall, interns like Mundell were doing the same thing she was: researching bills and doing paperwork for their lawmaker. But unlike many other interns, Mundell — a 20-year-old sophomore from Transylvania University and daughter of Michael and Audrey Mundell of Brandenburg — isn’t giving up her course load this semester to work in Frankfort. In fact, she isn’t getting any credit for the internship at all. “Rep. Greer asked me to intern and I jumped at the chance,” said Mundell, who studies writing, rhetoric, communications and political science. “I still have a full class load and my work study job (at school).” The excitement of being part of the legislative process and her interest in politics — which Mundell said grew when her father, the late Michael Mundell, left home to serve a tour of duty in Iraq — has made the internship worthwhile, she said. Well, that, and working with Rep. Greer and his office staff. “Everything is so exciting and official,” she said. “I like seeing all the things Rep. Greer does for our county and our state, and I love being a small part of that. Plus, he has the best office ladies ever! I feel really at home here.” Mundell first became interested in political issues in high school when she was part of a mock Senate debate in a government class. Since then, she said her inter-

Security. His main responsibilities included leading collaborative anti-terrorism efforts between federal, state, and local agencies. “It was pretty intense,” Roberts said. “Especially right after 9/11. The nation was relying on the individual states to do their part with homeland security and antiterrorism as a whole.” Roberts went on to serve as Secretary of the Personnel Cabinet, before beginning a campaign to run for Congress in 2007. His campaign


Brandenburg native Erica Mundell poses with State Rep. Jeff Greer at the Capitol Office in Frankfort.

est in the subject has never waned. “Afterwards, I couldn’t believe how passionate I had become about the issues. It was then that I decided I wanted to be involved in politics,” she said. “That intensified when my dad went to Iraq.” Now, Mundell said she wants to turn her interest in politics into a career as a political journalist someday, possibly even starting her own publication. She is getting a lot of writing experience as the features editor of the Transylvania University school paper The Rambler, and says she loves to read and write. As far as writing about politics goes, Mundell’s internship will likely be a big help. “I really enjoy being here and seeing everything. The pace suits me just fine,” said Mundell. “It allows me to take everything in.”

was stopped short however, when he was called to serve active duty. He is presently stationed at Fort Campbell, though will return to civilian life next month. “I’ve learned a lot of things through my experiences,” Roberts said. “I’ve learned a lot of things that I wish I didn’t know ... between homeland security and prosecuting criminal cases. But I’m glad I had to know those things, so other people didn’t.” Roberts said running again for Congress may be a pos-

sibility in the future, but for now he’s focused on returning to his family and his career at a distinguished Kentucky law firm. He and his wife, Pheli, are happy parents of four children: Elijah, Emmeri, Cecelia, and JonCarver. “I never would have imagined that I’d be here today,” Roberts said. “I was just an Army brat living in Flaherty. I’ve been very fortunate and blessed. I’ve just always wanted to be able to serve others.”

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Charles H. Payton Sr., 84, of Irvington, Ky. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1925 to the late Henry and Mary Lena Dejarnett Payton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marbea “Bea” (Mason) Payton. He is survived by five sons, Michael of Irvington, Ky., Terry of Arizona, Mark of Fort Knox, Charles Jr. of Radcliff, Ky. and Jerry of Louisville; three daughters, Mary Charlene Miller of Va., Twylane Rogers of SC., Janice Payton of Md., one brother, George Payton of Hardinsburg, Ky.; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at Clair Memorial Methodist Church in Irvington, Ky. Burial followed in Brooks Cemetery in Irvington, Ky.

Charles Franklin Lamkin, 84, of Payneville passed away Feb. 19, 2009 at Medco Center of Brandenburg. Mr. Lamkin was a carpenter by trade and built many homes in our community. He had retired from the Meade County Board of Education as a custodian at Cross Roads School. He was also a member of St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia and was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II. He was born July 12, 1924 in Payneville to the late Charles Earnest and Grace Lee Barley Lamkin. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Enlow and Earnestine Higbee; and two brothers, Raymond and George Lamkin. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Mary Lamkin of Payneville; a daughter; Theresa (Terry) Thomas of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a son, Joe Lamkin of Payneville; sisters, Louise Renfrow and Rita (Garland) Brown; brothers, Howard Lamkin, Wayne (Margie) Lamkin and Bill (Brenda) Lamkin; grandchildren, Joey Lamkin and Jerome Thomas. Funeral services were held Feb. 23, 2009 at St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia with burial following in St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may go to the St. Theresa Church Restoration Fund. Online condolences may be made at

Dean Zennie “Skippy” Page, Jr. Dean Zennie “Skippy” Page, Jr., 51, of Radcliff, Ky, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. Skippy was born on June 25, 1957 to Margaret Bringle Page and the late Dean Z. Page, Sr. at Ft. Gordon near Augusta, Ga. His early years were spent with his family at Fort Bragg, N. C.; Augsburg, Germany; Ft. Hood, Texas; Valley Station, Ky., and Radcliff, Ky. He attended the Goldville School at Fort Knox and the Parkway special education class in Radcliff, Ky. In 1987 he moved to the Cedar Valley Group Home in Elizabethtown, Ky. where he lived for 15 years, spending his days at the Opportunity Workshop. He performed various piecework tasks, which were contracted from several local industries. He was the oldest of three boys and loved people, food and music. Before being confined to a wheel chair he enjoyed dancing the twist and playing drums. He is a preparatory member of the Radcliff Methodist Church. Dean was happy at North Hardin Nursing Home and he appreciated the attention and many kindnesses he received there. He was a joy to family, friends and all who knew him. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his two brothers, Robert R. Page of San Diego, Calif. and Mark D. Page of Radcliff, Ky. The funeral services were held Feb. 25, 2009 at Radcliff United Methodist Church in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Arthur S. Leach officiating. Burial was held at North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Funeral and arrangements were made by Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to Communicare, 107 Cranes Ct., Elizabethtown KY 42701. The guest register may be signed at www.

Donald Warren Young Donald Warren Young, 80, of Brandenburg, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mr. Young was a retired AssistantChief Train Dispatcher for the Union Pacific Rail Road. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and he enjoyed his hobbies of gardening and wood scrolling. He was born June 30, 1928 to the late Warren and Etta Callahan Young in Vermillion County, Ill. He is survived by his wife Jody Young of Brandenburg; daughter, Suzy (Mike, “Opie”) Harreld of Brandenburg; two granddaughters, Marris and Rachel Harreld. Funeral services will be held today, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Robinson conducting the service. Burial will follow in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, after 8:30 a.m. at BruingtonJenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Brandenburg United Methodist Church Youth Fund. Online condolences may be made at

Elsie Rose Herbaugh Poole Elsie Rose Herbaugh Poole, 64, of Stephensport, Ky., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church and she loved quilting and her crafts. She was born Jan. 7, 1945 to the late Robert and Mollie Mays Herbaugh. Her brother Charles William Herbaugh preceded her in death. She was survived by two children, Sandra Poole of Stephensport, Ky. and Robert Poole of Cloverport, Ky.; a sister, Judy (David) Barnes of Monteville, Ohio; and two brothers, Harold (Marie) Herbaugh of Gladstone, Ill. and Melvin Herbaugh of Irvington, Ky.; and a granddaughter, Natasha Poole. Funeral services were held Feb. 26, 2009 at the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with Bro. Stewart Skaggs officiating with burial to follow in Union Star Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals. com. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mollie Mays Herbaugh Mollie Mays Herbaugh, 89, of Stephensport, Ky., passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at Indian Creek Health and Rehab Center in Corydon, Ind. She was born March 30, 1919 in Breckinridge County to the late Thad and Rosie Basham Mays. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Herbaugh; her daughter, Elsie Rose Poole; and her son, Charles William Herbaugh. She is survived by her daughter Judith Ann (David) Barnes of Monteville, Ohio; sons, Harold Lloyd (Marie) Herbaugh of Gladstone, Ill. and Melvin Herbaugh of Irvington, Ky.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 26, 2009 in the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with Bro. Stewart Skaggs officiating. The burial followed in Union Star Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals. com Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hope Bartels Hope Bartels, infant daughter of Billi Jo Ryan and Robert Gregory Bartels or Radcliff, Ky., died, Feb. 5, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Ceryniti Ryan; a brother, Dezmond Ryan; and her grandparents, Debbie and Mark Ryan and Lori and Joe Johnson. A graveside service was held Feb. 24 at the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. The guest register may be signed at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Lee Madden John Lee Madden, 34, of Rineyville, Ky., died Saturday, Feb, 21, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was a loving son, father and good friend to all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his father John Henry Madden. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Madden of Rineyville, Ky.; two children, Samantha Madden and Anthony Lee Madden both of Rineyville, Ky.; a sister, Dianna Barrett of Radcliff, Ky.; and his mother, Vickie Parangan of Mesa, Ariz. Funeral services were held Feb. 26, at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. with Pastor Tony Yates officiating. Burial was in the Rineyville Baptist Church Cemetery in Rineyville, Ky. Arrangements were handled by Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a trust fund at the Cecilian Bank for Samantha and Anthony. The guest register may be signed at

Lena Mae Butler Lena Mae (McCamish) Butler, 85, of Irvington, Ky. passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She married Wayne Butler Dec. 27, 1938. She professed faith in Christ Nov. 10, 1970 and was a member of Irvington United Methodist Church. She was born June 20, 1923 to the late F.L. & Erie Emily (Preston) McCamish. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Butler; a brother, James Edwrad McCamish; and one sister, Odell Jones. She is survived by four nieces, Dorothy Smallwood, Doris Leslie, Margaret Bishop, and Dian Hiers; four nephews, David, Alfred, and Ralph McCamish, Mac Jones; and a beloved cat named “Crystal.” Funeral serves were held at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky. Burial followed in Custer Cemetery in Custer, Ky.

Chong Suk Sivley Chong Suk Sivley, 50, of Flaherty, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Sivley was a member of the Fort Knox Chapter of Nicheren Buddhism SGI-USA and had worked as a hairdresser at Master Cuts in Elizabethtown, Ky. She is survived by her husband, Allen Paul Sivley of Flaherty, two children, Michael Allen Sivley of Flaherty, and Wendy Sue Sivley of Fond Du Lac, Wi. Services were held Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with cremation to follow. Condolences can be expressed online at

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The Community Calendar is a free service to community groups and organizations for event announcements. However, if you have an event where there is a charge listed, there will be a $7 flat fee for each time the announcement runs. No beauty pageants or yard sales. The News Standard office is located at 1065 Old Ekron Rd. Call 270-422-4542 or e-mail news@thenewsstandard. com. Deadline for Friday’s paper is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Friday, Feb. 27 OPEN HOUSE FOR STEM 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Meade County Adult Education Center. Young adults between the ages of 16-21 can attend to get more information for the STEM Manufacturing career exploration 6-week program that begins March16-April 23. Call Jessie Lee at 800-246-2322, ext. 68744 to pre-register. KNIFE SKILLS IN THE KITCHEN CLASS 11 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Various topics to be covered, including types of knives, dicing methods, hands on practice and cutting board and food safety issues. Call 270-422-4958 to pre-register. FISH FRY 5-7 p.m. each Friday at Battletown Community Park until April 3.

Saturday, Feb. 28 BROWN BAG DAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Meade County Clothes Closet. Bring a brown bag and fill it up for $1. Call 422-2010. WRESTILING SIGN-UPS at Freshman Academy, grades K-12, call 270-547-0879.

Monday, March 2 MEADE COUNTY ARCHEOLOGICAL MEETING 6 p.m. at the MC Public Library. Speaker will be Dr. Donald E. Janzen. Program is free and open to the public. Call 270-422-2094 for information. HOPE & HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 6-7:30 p.m. at Harrison County Hosptial, 1141 Hospital Dr. NW, Corydon, Ind. in Capitol Room 2, call 812-738-7893.

Tuesday, March 3 BUDGET CLASS 11 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Getting more bang for your buck. This program is an excellent way to develop a basic budget and spending plan. Call 270-422-4958 to pre-register. RIVERPORT AUTHORITY 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the courthouse. EKRON CITY COUNCIL 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Ekron City Hall. FREE ENGLISH CLASSES 7 p.m. at Buck Grove Baptist Church, 255 Buck Grove Road. No registration required. Free nursery care available for students during class. For more information, call 270828-3365 or 270-828-6320.

Wednesday, March 4 HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR RENEWAL 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the EMS Training Center, 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. Call EMS at 812-738-7871 for info. WOW – WELLNESS ON WHEELS MOBILE HEALTH UNIT 7 a.m-12 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot of River Ridge Plaza in Brandenburg. Visit for information on screenings offered. PRESERVATION OF VINTAGE AND HEIRLOOM FABRICS 12 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Call 270-422-4958 to pre-register. COMMUNITY DINNER 5:30-7 p.m. at P.L. Casey Senior Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, Ky. First Wednesday of every month. Menu changes every month. $5 donation. All are welcome. LINE DANCING 7-8:30 p.m. at Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff, Ky. Beginning line dance lessons. Call 270668-7324 for information.

Thursday, March 5 CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 7-9 p.m. This class will be held every Thursday for four weeks beginning March 5th in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital, 1141 Hospital Drive NW Corydon, Ind. Registration is required. Call 812-738-7830 ext. 2012 for more information or to register.

Friday, March 6 FISH FRY 5-7 p.m. each Friday at Battletown Community Park until April 3.

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Child’s temper betters with maturity EYE EXAMS QUESTION: My sixteen- ing currents downstream year-old daughter is driving and plunge over the falls. me crazy. She is sassy, noisy That is the apprehension harbored by millions and selfish. Her room looks like a pigpen Focus on of parents with kids and she won’t work the family bouncing along on the wild river. It’s the any harder in school falls that worry them than absolutely necmost. essary to get by. EvActually, the typierything I taught her, cal journey down from manners to faith, the river is much seems to have sailed safer than believed. through her ears. Instead of the waWhat in the world do James my husband and I do Dobson ter becoming more violent downstream, now? it eventually transiDR. DOBSON: I’m going to offer you some pat- tions from frightening rapids ented advice that may not to tranquility once more. What I’m saying is that I make sense or seem responsive to the problem you’ve believe your daughter is godescribed. But stay with me. ing to be okay even though The most important thing she is now splashing and you can do for your daughter thrashing and gasping for air. is to “just get her through it.” Her little boat is more buoyThe concept is a bit obscure ant than you might think. Yes, a few individuals do so let me make an effort to go over the falls, usually beexplain it. Imagine your daughter cause of drug abuse or other riding in a small canoe called addictive behavior. But even “Puberty” on the Adolescent some of them climb back in River. She soon comes to a the canoe and paddle on turbulent stretch of whitewa- down the river. Most will ter that rocks her little boat regain their equilibrium in a violently. There is a very real few years. In fact, the greatdanger that she will capsize est danger of sinking a boat and drown. Even if she sur- could come from ... parents. vives today’s rapids, she will QUESTION: I am suspicertainly be caught in swirl-

cious that my sixteen-yearold son may be using some kind of illegal drugs. He’s just not himself lately and his friends are some of the weirdest guys you ever saw. Can you summarize the most common symptoms of drug abuse for me? What should I look for? DR. DOBSON: A complete answer to that question would fill a book, because there are so many illegal substances on the market today and each has its own characteristic “fingerprint.” But there are eight common physical and emotional symptoms you might look for in your son: 1. Inflammation of the eyelids and nose is common. The pupils of the eyes are either very wide or very small, depending on the kind of drugs internalized. 2. Extremes of energy may be evident. Either the individual is sluggish, gloomy and withdrawn, or he may be loud, hysterical and jumpy. 3. The appetite is extreme — either very great or very poor. Weight loss may occur. 4. The personality suddenly changes; the individual may become irritable, inattentive and confused, or

aggressive, suspicious and explosive. 5. Body and breath odor is often bad. Cleanliness is generally ignored. 6. The digestive system may be upset — diarrhea, nausea and vomiting may occur. Headaches and double vision are also common. Other signs of physical deterioration may include change in skin tone and body stance. 7. Needle marks on the body, usually appearing on the arms, are an important symptom. These punctures sometimes get infected and appear as sores and boils. 8. Moral values often crumble and are replaced by new, avant-garde ideas and values. Let me caution you that some kids are able to hide their drug use better than others are. You might stop by to see the officer in charge of narcotics enforcement for your local police department. He or she may be able to give you more specific information applicable to your son. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (

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The snow didn’t stop members of Muldraugh United Methodist Church from attending a church fundraiser on Saturday. Nearly 20 members congregated in the basement of the church to warm up with a little bit of zest. The church held a chili supper to raise funds for the church’s new food pantry, and for maintenance updates on the building. “(The chili supper) is more than just fundraising,” said Melissa Molnar, a coordinator of the church’s new food pantry. “It has to do with (the church) having a presence in the community.” The church was also the only shelter available in Muldraugh during January’s ice storm and helped warm, feed and house more than 20 people, Molnar said. The Muldraugh United Methodist Church food pantry accepts donations. Food is handed out for those in need every second Friday of the month from 1-5 p.m. A cooking class is also taught at the church basement on the days food is handed out. For more information, contact Dan and Melissa Molnar at 270-828-2606, or Greg and Betty Hubbard at 270942-2446, or Rev. Dan Paddack at 270422-4501.

Jesus triumphed over death and hell

1 Peter 1: 3 says, “Blessed be er lies buried in the earth. the God and Father of our Lord Mohammed lies dead and Jesus Christ, who according to buried. Buddha, Confucius, Zoroaster, and all the His abundant mercy Divine others who have athas gotten us again to a living hope through Guidance tempted to lead men and women into a the resurrection of Jesus religious experience Christ from the dead.“ apart from Almighty (NKJV). God could not deThe resurrection of feat death. But Jesus our Lord is the single Christ, in what is one greatest event in histoof the best documentry. Had the Lord mereDan ly died, He would Newton ed facts in history, rose victorious from have been considered the grave. In this troua great teacher and a moral leader, but He would bled world today, we can take not have proven Himself God. hope in the risen Christ. We invite you to visit with By coming out of the grave, He triumphed over death and us at Grace Baptist Church hell, showed His sacrifice on this Sunday at 11 a.m. or 6 the cross as being acceptable p.m. Be sure to listen to our to God, and gave hope of eter- radio program every Sunday nal life to everyone who puts morning from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Reverend Dan Newton is the their trust in Him. Every other religious lead- pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

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1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who said, “I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit”? Matthew, Mark, John the Baptist, Luke 3. Jesus says that you have to do what to see the kingdom of God? Love one another, Be born again, Do what’s right, Tithe 4. From Leviticus 14, how long was a “clean” person required to remain outside his tent? 1 night, 2 nights, 4 days, 7 days 5. What town or city was Saul of Tarsus near when he converted to Christianity? Damascus, Assos, Corinth, Gaza ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) John the Baptist; 3) Be born again; 4) 7 days; 5) Damascus (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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At the ripe age of 21, Philip Bewley purchased a 1974 Chevy Monte Carlo for $200. “I fixed it up,â€? Bewley said. “I put a new coat of paint on it and cleaned up ‌ fixed some minor repairs and sold it for $600.â€? From that point, he was hooked. Bewley began his career as an Irvington Auto Sales car salesman in his early 20s, and is now the owner of Creekside Auto Sales located in Elizabethtown, Ky. on Bardstown Road. He began his journey with the business in 1996 at its original location in Vine Grove, Ky. When it comes to buying a new or used car, most people are pretty familiar with the “jivingâ€? (as Bewley calls it) many car salesmen use to spark customers’ interest in a vehicle. “Jivingâ€? is something he says he absolutely can’t stand. “I’m a Christian and I try to (sell cars) the way I feel a Christian ought to do it,â€? Bewley said. Bewley and his partner, Robert King of Vine Grove, Ky., sell used, later-model vehicles with low mileage, and after market truck accessories. Bewley was raised on the Flaherty/Hardin County line and graduated from North Hardin High School in 1980. Though his father, David, raised Bewley and his brother, Davie, and sister, Kelly Mooney, on a farm on the Hardin County side, he says he’s from Meade County. Having owned a shop called Phil’s Body Shop in Flaherty, and being a four-season participant of the Meade County Fair tractor pulls with his John Deere tractor named “Ain’t Behaven,â€? Bewley is all too familiar with Meade County traditions. Family is most important to Bewley, and his partner, King. The business strives to maintain a family-oriented atmosphere, something not seen at many large car dealerships, according to King. Bewley will soon celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife, Julie. The couple have two daughters, Paige and Payton. “With (Bewley and I), family is real important, and here, we have a life,â€? King said. “We’re not trying to run a huge store, we’re just trying to make a living and keep our customers happy and have time to spend with our family. That’s the greatest thing about working here. I get to see my (six-year-old) son every day.â€?


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29 Working for large dealerships is something King can knowingly compare to Creekside. He began his career in the auto industry in 1993 in Tampa, Fla. with a dealership that sold more than 600 vehicles a month, before working at two large dealerships in Kentucky. “I would leave for work before my son would wake up, and then I wouldn’t get back home until after he was asleep,� King said. “Now, he comes (to Creekside) and sits at the (Coca-cola) table in the back and eats. He brings the dog in with him sometimes.� Bewley and King said when people look for a dealership, they are looking for a place that feels “homey.� “Here, people might get a hot dog or hamburger or pork chop (when they come to buy a car),� King said. “We cook out on the grill in the summer time. We just cook for ourselves, but I always throw a couple of extra pieces on (the grill) because I know people will come in and I’ll say, “You want a hamburger or hot dog� and they’ll say, “Well, if you’ve got some.� And they’ll set down and eat with us.� The business has built and maintained a large clientele over the past 15 years. The dealership has sold nearly 40 cars this month and is aiming for 50 by the end of the week. The partners said business is excelling despite the poor economy because of low overhead, but not everything has been smooth sailing. Last year, Bewley said, the company lost an average of 25

car sales a month, but this year sales seem to be turning around. “We have a really low overhead, and what that translates to is if someone comes in and needs a car, I have all the leeway in the world,� King said. The business also credits its low prices and small staff of four as contributors to success. “Our biggest challenge is that we don’t have a lot of employees here,� King said. “We are always understaffed, but that’s how we can give lower prices to customers and we stay that way on purpose.� King is the manager of the “new car side,� meaning vehicles that are 2003 models with less than 70,000 miles and on up to new models. Bewley sticks to sales with older, used, low mileage vehicles. Brandon Bewley, Bewley’s cousin, takes care of truck accessories and auto sales, and Barry Phillips is in charge of detailing vehicles. Bewley said now is a good time to purchase a vehicle “because there’s a lot of deals available.� “We try to sell everything cheaper than (other dealerships),� he said. “We don’t have the overhead that the big stores have, so we’re able to pass the savings on to the customer.� Repossessed vehicles are becoming more and more plentiful at auctions, according to Bewley, and “there’s a large discount (Creekside) gets on those.� Bewley said the best way to approach him about a vehicle

Senior Citizens thanks Perna’s Place


Jane Cherco, left, receives a plaque last Friday from Sondra Hinton, director of the Meade County Senior Citizens Center. Bill Bassett, left, and Lee St. Clair were also on-hand to thank Cherco for her help with the center’s nutrition program.

Sondra Hinton, director of the Meade County Senior Citizens Center, presented an honorary plaque to a local restaurant. Jane Cherco, owner of Perna’s Place in Brandenburg, was given the award for her restaurant’s dedication to the Senior Citizens Center’s nutrition program. Cherco provides 28 meals a day, four days a week to the center. Cherco thanked her staff members for helping provide the meals to the senior citizens center, which they’ve been doing since March 2008. Hinton thanked Cherco for all her hard work.

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is to simply be honest. “I want people to come out here and just lay all their cards on the table,� Bewley said. “If (a customer) comes to me and says, ‘I’ve got $4,000.’ I’ll go to the computer, look up every car here, and write them down. Then, I’ll come back and say, ‘here’s five cars (here at Creekside) for $4,000 or less.’ Then I’ll let (him or her) choose.� Creekside Auto Sales is located at 4630 Bardstown Road in Elizabethtown, Ky.. The business is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit, or contact Bewley or King at 270-769-9690.



























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AGRICULTURE FFA week celebrates the blue and gold

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Friday, February 27, 2009

By Laura Saylor The blue corduroy jackets and gold eagle emblems of the national FFA organization were plentiful this week at Meade County High School. The local chapter, which is 165 members strong, celebrated its heritage as it took part in National FFA Week — an annual event that’s observed by chapters across the country. The festivity-packed week kicked off Monday with a special breakfast held in the agriculture wing of the high school. “All the FFA kids and advisors had some breakfast, but it was really about having the time to just enjoy each other’s company,” said FFA advisor and agriculture teacher Jeremy Hall. Monday was also “boot day.” Students were encouraged to wear boots to school and prize drawings were held for those who participated. On Tuesday, students boasted their Carhartt gear — which Hall said most do regularly anyway — and select FFA members traveled


Senior Aaron Popham, left, junior Amy Powell, and junior Travis Hardcastle helped bag groceries and distribute information about Food Check-Out Week at Kroger last Friday. The annual event was orchestrated locally by members of the Meade County Farm Bureau. to Nelson County where they attended a lecture by Paul Moya, a National FFA Officer. “(Moya) talked about the economy and how it’s important for us as FFA members to ‘step up and stand out’ — which is the theme of this year’s FFA week,” said MCHS senior and FFA officer Callie Hobbs. “He discussed how it’s important to be a leader on a local, state and national level.”

Wednesday’s spirited theme was “Creative FFA Outfit Day.” Students donned outlandish clothes that made them stand out from the rest of the student body. “We want to let people know that it’s FFA week ... and to stand out and let them know that we’re proud to represent (the FFA),” said junior member Joy Straney. Straney, who is a first year member of the organiza-

tion, helped plan FFA week activities with advisor Josh Mitcham. “We wanted to make it bigger than it’s been in past years ... and really show how big a group it is and that it’s not just all about farming,” Straney said. Thursday was dubbed “Advisor Appreciation Day,” though the students’ plans to recognize their advisors were kept mum. “I don’t know what they have planned .... I hope it’s not too embarrassing,” Hall joked. In addition to Hall and Mitcham, agriculture teacher Marc Adams is the local chapter’s third FFA advisor. To round-out the week’s activities, a special pancake breakfast was held early this morning for faculty members at the high school. FFA members were to begin preparing the meal around 5 a.m. “(The students) work hard and we push so hard on leadership that this week is a chance for them to hang loose and have some freedom and fun,” Hall said. “It’s celebrating what FFA is all about.”


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Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, February 23, 2009 Receipts: 361 Last week: 324 Last year: 266 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter bulls 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Feeders steers under 500 lbs 4.00 to 6.00 lower over 500 lbs 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Feeder heifers 3.00 to 5.00 lower. Slaughter cows were 11 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 02 percent: Replacement cows 11 percent and feeders 76 percent: The feeder supply included 22 percent steers 49 percent heifers and 29 percent bulls. 23 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows: Lean Weight A-Dress H-Dress Lo-Dress Breaker75-80 1140-1520 41.00-46.50 48.00 38.50 Boner 80-85 1050-1475 37.50-44.50 47.00 38.00 Lean 85-90 815-1295 32.50-37.00 40.50 23.50-31.00 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade Weight Carcass Boning % A-Dress H-Dress 1 1585-2215 79-80 56.00-57.00 2 1790-2410 76-78 51.00-54.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 14 300-400 354 96.50-101.00 99.04 14 400-500 465 90.00-97.50 92.95 2 700-800 735 75.00-76.50 75.78 2 900-1000 980 76.00 76.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 300-400 382 92.00-98.00 92.96 5 500-600 541 72.00-85.00 80.46 Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 900-1000 948 53.00 53.00

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THE NEWS STANDARD/BEN ACHTABOWSKI The Lady Waves basketball team and the entire MCHS school community recognized the family of Chelsea Stinnett. Chelsea passed away on Dec. 11, 2008 in an automobile accident. In attendance during senior night were here parents David and Kristy Stinnett, left, and Dawn and Mike Wise, center, and her brother, Nick Stinnett, right. Chelsea was a member of the Lady Waves volleyball and basketball teams. She coached in the Lady Waves youth basketball program, was active in the Pep Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the FCCLA organization.

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Regular season ends Basketball teams drop final regular season games heading into the postseason.


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THE TEAMS Greenwave Basketball

Breck Co.

District Overall W L W L 6 1 9 17

Meade Co.


2 15 11

Hancock Co. 3


7 21

Fred. Fraize 0


0 20

Lady Waves Basketball

District Overall W L W L Hancock Co. 5 2 17 8

Breck. Co.


3 10 13

Meade Co.


3 11 18

Fred. Fraize 0




ON DECK Feb. 27 DISTRICT FINALS Greenwave Basketball Breckinridge County @ Hancock County 7:30 p.m. EST Feb. 27-28 Archery Regional Archery Tournament @ MCHS



Meade County Lady Waves softball team is sponsoring its annual golf scramble at Doe Valley golf course on Saturday, March 21. The cost is $200.00 per team, with 4 players per team. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and tee time is 9 a.m. Lunch and prizes will be provided. Deadline for registration is March 13. Contact Coach Mike Harreld at MCHS or send check to MCHS C/O Mike Harreld, 938 Old State Road Brandenburg, KY 40108. Phone: (270) 422-7515 2009 SPRING TRACK SCHEDULE FEBRUARY Sat. 21 Mason County Indoor Meet (MS and HS) MARCH Fri. 6 Mason Dixon Middle School Games (MS Only) Sat. 7 Mason Dixon High School Games at Broadbent Arena Tues. 17 HOME vs. North Hardin (Practice Meet)(HS and MS) Mon. 23 Larue County Middle School All – Comers (MS Only) Tues. 24 Larue County High School All – Comers (HS Only) Sat. 28 Ryle Relays (HS Only) APRIL March 30 – April 3 Spring Break Thurs. 9 Larue County Middle School All – Comers Fri. 10 Male Invitational (HS Only) Tues. 14 John Hardin All – Comers (MS and HS) Sat. 18 Heart of the Bluegrass (HS Only) Fri. 24 Green County Invitational (MS and HS) Tues. 28 HOME vs. Hancock (MS and HS) MAY Fri. 1 Marshall County Twilight Relays (Overnight Meet HS Only) Mon. 4 Conference Meet at Bardstown (HS Only) Fri. 8 Daviess County Invitational (HS Only) Sat. 9 KTCCCA Middle School Championships at Dunbar HS Mon/Sat.11-16 Regionals Week at Male (Day and Time are TBA) Sat. 23 State Meet at Lexington


Battle tested Team gets a taste of state competition, but eager for a bigger bite

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Emotions run high at senior night By Ben Achtabowski

By Ben Achtabowski

When a senior is faced with a last chance to perform in front of his or her home crowd during senior night, emotions always run high. Last Friday emotions ran even higher due to two seniors who never got the chance to play in their senior night game. The Lady Waves basketball team suffered the loss of the lone senior Chelsea Stinnett last December in a car crash. With that loss came a season of mourning and a celebration of her life on senior night. “It was extremely difficult,” said head coach Josh Hurt. “The emotions are tough to deal with. I thought our kids handled it well and have handled it well all season.” The home crowd paid respect to the Stinnett family in between the girls and boys games, while tears were shared among friends, family and teammates. “We’re going to miss you,” said junior point guard for the Lady Waves, Caroline Wilson. “Really I would tell (Chelsea) the same thing we’re saying right now: that we miss her every day and will continue to miss her.” On the Greenwave basketball team, senior guard Johnathon Ives suffered a season ending injury to his knee during the early part of the season. The team also has gone through tough times as its lone senior — who was anticipated to be the leader this THE NEWS STANDARD/ season — was BEN ACHTABOWSKI stuck sitting on Carly Wood dances the bench. for the final time at “I was pretty Meade County High upset (about School during last missing my se- Friday’s senior night. nior year),” Ives said. “You’ll live through it, and I’ll play again someday.” On Friday, he got a chance to start his last game. As he limped to center court, Ives took the tip-off — a symbolic act showing his commitment to the team all season. “This made me feel a lot better,” he said. “I was out there again with everyone I’ve played with for so many years. (Starting) means a lot to me. Not playing in any home games (this season) really hit me when I walked out onto the court. Just before tip-off I was fighting back tears.” Ives, his teammates and coaches shared the moment with tears, but it was also a sign of good sportsmanship from

Tyler Crow looked exhausted as he plopped himself into a chair at the Frankfort Convention Center during the state wrestling finals meet last weekend. His face was still red, showing a long scratch over his right eye extending to the bottom of his cheekbone. A laceration at the top of his brow was still wet with blood as the battle-tested Meade County junior finally got to rest after his long, three-day journey to the top of the podium was stopped short. “I got beat,” Crow said, who lost against senior Ichiro Chiba from Oldham County in the 215-pound third place match. “I got banged up pretty bad (in that match).” During the bout, action was paused twice due to Crow’s bloody nose. He also suffered the large scratch from his headgear when Chiba threw Crow to the mat, not to mention a very sore nose, he said, rubbing it delicately. “It was a war,” said Meade County head coach Bob Davis. “It was two warriors going at it and (Chiba) got the better end of it.” At the beginning of the match Crow had a good hold on Chiba — who was ranked the No. 2 wrestler in the state — and tried to throw him to the mat for a takedown, his hold on Chiba was too elevated according to Davis. “Crow almost had him,” he said. “He was just too high. It was a battle, and (Crow) did well.” Chiba then rushed out to an early 7-0 lead midway through the second round and ended up with a technical fall, winning 16-0 in the third period. Crow’s fourth place finish in the 215-pound weight division was a little disappointed, but it’s the first time a Meade County wrestler has graced the top-8 podium at state. “It’s good (to finish fourth),” Crow said dejectedly. “But, I really wanted to get third. I got beat so I wanted to get the next best thing and that was third.” On Friday night during the second day of competition, Crow wrestled his way to the third round of the championship

See BATTLE, B2 RIGHT TOP: Tyler Crow stands up with an opponent from Christian County on his back during a match on Saturday. MIDDLE RIGHT: Chaz Nevitt comes dangerously close to a pin. RIGHT: Bob Davis motivates Crow during a timeout.



Hancock ends Meade’s season Greenwave shoots past Hornets By Ben Achtabowski Exactly a week removed from a dismal 62-13 loss against North Hardin, the Lady Waves wanted to forget the fact it was shutout in the first quarter. But the team had to relive the nightmare on Monday, when it was again shutout in the first quarter by the Hancock Lady Hornets before eventually losing the first round District 11 playoff game, 68-36. “This is just the worst game I’ve seen us play,” said junior forward Bliss Powers. “It was even worse than North Hardin, if that’s possible.” The Lady Waves couldn’t have had a more inferior start to a game as they fell behind the Lady Hornets 20-0. On top of that, Hancock’s star player, junior forward Hillary Jones, was on a roll scoring six first quarter points.

By Ben Achtabowski


A disappointed Scarlett Powers watches her team lose to Hancock.

“We came out flat and stayed flat,” Powers said. “That was the main problem. Our defense was weak. We didn’t rebound like we

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Freshman guard Cheaney Schwartz had never played in a district tournament game. But he looked like a seasoned veteran when he came off the bench and nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer in the second quarter during the Meade County Greenwave’s 11th District matchup win, 43-39, over host team the Hancock County Hornets. “I’ve never played a district tournament before,” Schwartz said, who ended the night 3-of-7 from 3-point land — good for a game total of 12 points. “I knew coming off the bench would be tough, but I was ready. I really wanted to play well and hit some shots early on.” Several minutes after coming off the bench, Schwartz hit the 3-pointer to tie the game at nine, and his and-one free throw gave the Greenwave momentum.


Ethan Brangers gets fouled during Monday’s district tourney game.

At the 5:20 mark of the second quarter, he made another go-ahead basket on a put back to make the score 12-11.


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bracket, where he faced Wayne County’s Tyler Pace. Pace — also a junior — handed Crow his first loss earlier in the season with a 9-4 decision and proved to be one of the most anticipated matches of the 215-pound bracket. Crow and Pace went toeto-toe until Pace scored a late takedown to edge out Crow with an 11-9 decision. The loss sent Crow into the consolation bracket where every wrestler with one loss fought for third place. “(Pace) gave me my first loss (in the regular season).” Crow said. “He beat me again. That brought me down a lot.” That night, a disheartened Crow received some much needed motivation from his coach. Davis told him to forget about his loss and look forward to Saturday’s matches. “I had a good talk with coach Bob (Davis) that night,” Crow said. “He picked my head up. He really lifted my head, and if I didn’t get that talk from him, I would have been out a lot quicker.” Crow went into the final day of competition determined to claim third place. “Tyler came out this morning well focused,” Davis said. “His goal was to get third and he went for it. Nobody was going to get in the way and nobody was going to stop him.” In the first match of the day, Crow faced senior Mark Payne of Christian County and pinned him in at the 1:24 mark of the second period. In the fifth round of consolation matches, Crow pinned senior Bernard Franklin of Paducah Tilghman with 13 seconds left in the first period. Crow tossed Franklin to the mat, putting Franklin in a chicken wing hold and twisted him onto his back for the pin. Crow scored his third pin of the day when he faced Trinity’s sophomore Brock Messina in the consolation bracket’s semifinal match. Crow had an 8-4 lead going into the third period, and he put the final touches on the match with a pin 16 seconds later. During the week leading up to the state meet, Crow had been working hard in practice. He and Davis even worked in a new move to his repertoire: Sit out turn in, straight to an over and under, which he performed successfully on Messina. “I’ve been busting my butt all week,” Crow said.“ I got a new move and I stuck a kid with that today.” With the fourth place finish, Crow was left unsatisfied but will have all next year to reach his true goal of winning a state championship. “I want to be on the top,” he said. “I’m hungry. I don’t want to be looking up at anybody on that podium. I want people looking up at me.” Crow has already set new lofty goals of going undefeated too. “He wants to go undefeated next year and win it all,” Davis said. “He’ll be a senior and it will be his time to rock.” Along with Crow, the team took 10 other wrestlers to state. Eight of them will return next year. “Hopefully I’ll have a bunch more on the podium next year,” Davis said. “My goal was to come out here and finish in the top-20. We did that. Twenty is the high-

est we’ve every finished. For a three-year school, it’s unheard of. Finishing that high is a big deal.” Seniors Tanner Cole (152-pound) and Ethan Medley (140-pound) had high aspirations of making it into the top-8, but fell short. Cole got his second loss, in the two-loss elimination bracket, during the third round of the consolation matches. He was pinned by Dair Sharipov of Jeffersontown. “Tanner is only a two year wrestler,” Davis said. “A lot of people don’t know that he’s only been doing this for two years. He’s done things a lot of wrestlers couldn’t do in two years. If I’d had one more year with him I would have had him on that pedestal. He’s that dedicated to the sport.” John Hardin’s Houston Lundy knocked out Medley in the second round of the consolation matches. In the first round of consolation matches, Medley wrestled one of his best bouts of the year against Woodford County’s Alfredo Gonzalez and won by a 10-7 decision. “If he would have wrestled every match like that he would have been fighting for a podium spot,” Davis said of Medley’s rounds with Gonzalez. “He just didn’t have it the rest of the matches.” The team will still have a solid foundation with Crow — as one of the top wrestlers returning in the state — and wrestlers such as sophomore Brandon Scott, freshman Garrett Kenealy, and juniors James Childress, Chaz Nevitt, Nelson Mason, Jr., and Joey Carter. Mason fought his way to the third round of consolation matches where he was pinned by Cooper Bohn of Trinity. “(Mason) is going to be good next year,” Davis said. “He’s strong. He did well this weekend. Brandon Scott is going to be good next year, too.” Scott was pinned by St. Xavier’s Byron Hoskinson in the second round of consolation matches. The round proved to be the back breaker for most of the Greenwave team. Childress, Kenealy and Carter all bowed out of contention with their second loss coming in that round. “That one round in consolations we went down pretty hard,” Davis said. “It took a toll on us. They are young and wrestling is not instilled into them like it is at Woodford County and Union County. Those places have been around wrestling for years. They know what it takes. They know the pain they have to go through. They know the battles they are going to have to fight.” Now heading into the program’s fourth year, Davis will have a no-holdsbarred attitude. “The sad part about (this team) is they weren’t ready,” Davis said. “That’s my fault. I’ll take blame as a coach. They weren’t ready for the competition here. I’m not going to do that anymore. We’re going to wrestle everybody who’s good. “I don’t want pins. I want matches to go 5-4 and to the wire. I don’t need pins. I want to get out there and win and have them work for it.” But for now Davis is pleased with the program’s unprecedented success — which is almost unheard of for a three-year program. The first year, the team finished 52nd in the state. Last year, the team moved up 19 spots to 33rd in the state, and this year it finished


Ethan Medley gains position on a Woodford Co. opponent.


20th with one wrestler on the top-8 podium. “We’re moving in the right direction,” Davis said. “They got a taste of (state) this year. Hopefully, they can take that taste and turn it into a bite next year. That’s my goal next year is to take a bite — not a taste — out of this thing.” State Meet Results: 103 pounds First round Josh Conley, Johnson Central, fall Lance Kelly, (9) Meade County, 3:27. Consolation first round Yusef Mamedov, Jeffersontown, fall Lance Kelly, 0:36. 112 pounds First round Robert Ankrom, Johnson Central, M-dec. James Childress, 12-4. Consolation first round James Childress, Dec. Zack Plowman, (10) Nelson County, 4-3. Consolation second round James Severs. St. Xavier, dec. James Childress, 7-3. 119 pounds First round Mack Logsdon Woodford County, fall Brandon Scott, 5:46. Consolation first round Brandon Scott, fall Dominique

Thompson, (9) Central, 2:09. Consolation second round Byron Hoskinson St. Xavier, fall Brandon Scott, 3:58. 125 pounds First round Garrett Kenealy fall Mike Ray, (9) Lawrence County, 0:44 Championship second round Austin Palmer, Ryle, fall Garrett Kenealy, 0:30. Consolation second round Andy Lenz, Harrison County, fall Garrett Kenealy, 1:53. 130 pounds First round Joey Carter, dec. Kyle Kochs, (10) St. Xavier, 8-6. Championship second round Jordan Murphy, John Hardin, fall Joey Carter, 3:02. Consolation second round Russell Rowlett, North Hardin, M-dec. Joey Carter, 16-7. 140 pounds First round Kristian Rigsby, Ashland Blazer, fall Ethan Medley, 2:55. Consolation first round Ethan Medley, dec. Alfredo Gonzalez, (11) Woodford County, 10-7. Consolation second round Houston Lundy, John Hardin, dec. Ethan Medley, 9-5. 152 pounds First round Tanner Cole, T-fall Jeremiah Mcgee, (11) John Hardin, 16-1.

Friday, February 27, 2009 Championship second round Logan Murrell, Paul Dunbar, dec. Tanner Cole, 5-4. Consolation second round Tanner Cole fall Rhodes Bell, (9) Danville, 2:41. Consolation third round Dair Sharipov, Jeffersontown, fall Tanner Cole, 2:54. 160 pounds First round Nelson Mason Jr., fall Max Malito, (11) John Hardin, 5:19 Championship second round Spencer Warren, South Oldham, dec. Nelson Mason Jr., 3-1. Consolation second round Nelson Mason Jr., T-fall Brian Frazier, (12) Fort Knox,16-0. Consolation third round Cooper Bohn Trinity (Louisville), fall Nelson Mason Jr., 2:40. 215 pounds First round Tyler Crow, fall Christian Caddel, (9) Cooper, 0:21. Championship second round Tyler Crow, dec. Andre Hearn, (11) Seneca, 6-4. Championship third round Tyler Pace Wayne County, dec. Tyler Crow, 11-9. Consolation fourth round Tyler Crow, fall Mark Payne, (12) Christian County, 3:24. Consolation fifth round Tyler Crow, fall Bernard Franklin, (12) Paducah Tilghman,


Brandon Scott tries to break away from a St. Xavier wrestler.

1:47. Consolation semifinals Tyler Crow, fall Brock Messina, (10) Trinity (Louisville), 4:16. Finals Ichiro Chiba, Oldham County, T-fall Tyler Crow, 16-0. 285 pounds First round Erik Brewick, Daviess County, fall Chaz Nevitt, 1:31. Consolation second round Chaz Nevitt fall Martin Jones, (10) Boone County, 3:37. Consolation third round Glenn Frost, John Hardin, fall Chaz Nevitt,4:11.


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Ends From page B1 normally do. We usually dominate the boards. I don’t even want to know the rebounding stats.� Meade County starting post players Bliss Powers and sophomore Scarlett Powers have been a threat to every opponent this season, pulling down a total 433 rebounds between them. But the pair was held to only 10 rebounds against the Lady Hornets, while the team only gathered 24 total rebounds. This performance came as a shock to the Lady Waves who won the last matchup with Hancock by 18 points, 67-49. But Meade County shot 57 percent from the field during that game, while Monday’s loss only produced a 24.4 percent shooting night. “The last time we played them they run that same

defense and we just shot out of it,� Powers said. “We shot 57 percent the last time we played them. Our shooting percentage was nowhere close to that this game.� The Hancock 3-2 zone defense swarmed the Lady Waves causing 22 turnovers. “We knew it was coming,� head coach Josh Hurt said about Hancock’s 3-2 zone. “It was a little saggy zone where you have to make shots. We didn’t make shots and I have to hand it to them, they played well. “We panicked and forced some shots we shouldn’t have taken, but I’ll take the blame for that. I should have had them better prepared.� The Lady Waves took nearly 10 minutes to score its first basket of the game, when junior guard Mallory Wathen hit a 3-pointer to make the score 22-3. Jones continued to lead the Lady Hornet’s offense when she answered with back-to-

back lay-ups to make the score 26-3. “We were hoping to stop Jones,� Hurt said. “They ran her off some screens and we defended it poorly. They came up with a good game plan. Jones is a great player and she looked pretty good tonight.� In the Lady Waves regular season win over Hancock, its defense stopped Jones from even attempting a 3-point shot. On Monday, she was 5-9 from the field with 11 points. Sophomore guard Kayla Padgett ended another Lady Waves scoring drought when she hit a baseline jumper to make the score 26-5 with five minutes left in the first half. Meade County doubled its score, 37-10, just before halftime when junior guard Caroline Wilson hit two free throws and a lay-up. In the second half, the Lady Waves failed to make a comeback, but Bliss Powers continued to play for pride.

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“I wasn’t going into the second half going ‘oh, we’re going to lose anyway,’� she said. “I wanted to go out with some dignity. I didn’t just want to tuck my tail between my legs and walk away. I wanted to stick it to them.� She scored back-to-back shots in the third quarter and grabbed several rebounds. She ended the night with a team-high 12 points and seven rebounds. “(Bliss Powers) played well in the second half,� Hurt said. “Her effort was pretty good the whole game. We needed someone to step it up and I thought she did that for us. We didn’t quit — we just dug ourselves in too big of a hole.� With the loss comes the end of an emotional season for the Lady Waves — the team suffered through the death of its lone senior player, Chelsea Stinnett, a car crash that involved Bliss Powers, and a pleth-

ora of canceled games due to weather. Next year the team will return every player and expects to be back in full force. “I think we’re going to take about a week off right now and get right back into it,� Bliss Powers said. “We’re going to condition and train. We’ll come back next year ready to go. We’re going to win this district (next year). I will not accept another loss.� Meade County 0 10 8 18—36 Hancock County 20 17 21 10—68 Meade County Bliss Powers 5-9 2-3 12, Mallory Wathen 2-11 2-2 7, Kristin Benton 1-3 3-6 5, Caroline Wilson 1-7 2-2 4, Alexa Adams 0-2 3-4 3, Paige Long 1-2 0-0 3, Kayla Padgett 1-3 0-0 2, Scarlett Powers 0-3 0-0 0, Ashley Funk 0-1 0-0 0, Rachel Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Tiffany Brown 0-3 0-0 0. Team totals 11-45 12-17 36. 3-pointers— Meade County


Bliss Powers hits a jumper against Hancock County on Monday.

2-19 (Wathen 1-6, Long 1-2). Rebounds—Meade County 24 (B. Powers 7). Assists— Meade County 7 (Wathen 3, Wilson 3). Steals—Meade County 11 (Adams 3).

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“Cheaney Schwartz was big for us today,� head coach Jerry Garris said. “That’s why we put (Schwartz and freshman guard Chase Garris) out there. We knew with their zone (defense) we needed some shooters around the perimeter.� With the two team’s third meeting of the year, Garris knew that Hancock wouldn’t throw any kinks into the game plan as they played their slacked 2-3 zone defense to stop the inside post play of seniors Ethan Brangers and Doug Wells. Wells found himself on the bench due to three quick fouls in the first 10 minutes of the game. With the Greenwave leading 21-14, Wells received his fourth foul with a minute and half into the third quarter. Schwartz stepped it up again to give the Greenwave its biggest lead of the game, 2417, when he nailed his final 3 of the night with five minutes left in the quarter. “The thing about (Schwartz) is he doesn’t like to practice very much, but he likes to play,� Garris said. “He’s a competitor. He’s come around for us during the last few weeks.� At the start of the fourth quarter, the Greenwave’s lead was narrowed to 31-28, but Wells entered back into the game to score the first five points of the quarter. “I wasn’t ready to give (my season) up,� he said. “I told Ethan (Brangers) when he was shooting free throws that we’re not going to turn it in tonight.� The Hornets would not give up easily. With seven minutes left in the game senior guard Zach Wettstain scored six of his game-high 19 points to make the score 3837 Meade County. Meade County then had to depend on its free throw shooting — which has been a sub-par 55 percent over the year — during the last two minutes of the game. Brangers and senior point guard Braden Pace made clutch free throws to keep score a two-possession game, 41-37. “I pretty much looked at Braden (Pace) and said ‘give me the ball,’� Brangers said. “The play was drawn up to get Chase (Garris) the ball, but I said, ‘I’m coming right to you, give me the ball.’� Hancock was unable to score in the last 20 seconds of the game giving the Greenwave a spot to fight for its fourth-straight 11th District Championship against the rival Breckinridge County Tigers.

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Braden Pace makes a lay-up and gets fouled for the 3-point play on Tuesday.

No. 1 seed Breckinridge took the first two regular season games away from the Greenwave, but Meade County will have to carry over its hot shooting from the Hancock game if it wants a chance at the district crown. “We’ll see a lot of the same stuff that we saw tonight,� Garris said. “It’s nothing we haven’t seen before. When you play someone three times you’re going to get it. It’s going to boil down to if we make shots or not.� The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Hancock County. Meade County 6 15 10 Hancock County 7 6 13

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David T. Wilson Elementary School (DTW) held its first ever Mardi Gras festival last Friday, during which students and their families participated in a variety of Fat Tuesday-themed activities. Festivities for the night included a Jazz band from the University of Louisville, inflatable slides and bouncers, a corn hole toss, a cakewalk and much more. The gym was transformed into a dance, and Jambalaya and chicken strips were served for dinner to families who purchased tickets. Revenue from the fundraiser will go toward student rewards and other events such as the festival, said DTW principal Donna Foushee. Staff and students had been planning details of the event since January. ABOVE: Fifth-grader Karissa Hardesty, left, plays a game with her friends Isabell Pike-Golf, a 6-yearold Brandenburg Primary School student, and AlexAndrea Pike-Golf, a fifth grade DTW student. RIGHT: Students were put in the “Shark Tank” after being arrested by an “officer.” To get out, students had to pay a ticket.

Payneville students study Boston Tea Party


Students at Payneville Elementary School rallied for colonial freedom from the British this week. Students hacked open boxes of tea and dumped them into the harbor while singing a song explaining the cause and effect of the Boston Tea Party.

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Dance members are Shelby Chism, Candice Cruz, Casey Matherly, Kira Hesse, Carly Wood, Tirzah Anderson, Jessie Walsburger, Jackie Patty, Deirdre Bryant, Kristen Lusk, Hannah Clark, Micaela Miller, Karlea King, and Kelsey Adams.

The Meade County High School Dance Team won first place in the 3rd Region Hip-Hop Division, and received the Most Spirited and Best Sportsmanship awards. The team qualified for the State Competition to be held Feb. 28 at Bellarmine University. Kristen Lusk and Carly Wood were chosen to the 3rd Region All-Tournament Team.

Students are eligible for med-prep program at UK Submitted by UK PEPP Office Meade County High School seniors and college students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or dentists are eligible to participate in summer programs at the University of Kentucky. The PEPP Scholars Summers Program is open to current high school seniors. The PEPP II Medical and Dental School Preparation Program is open to students who have completed at least two years of college. Selected participants will stay on the UK campus for four weeks, interacting with physicians

and dentists, and participating in weekly educational experiences. Both the PEPP Scholars and PEPP II programs begin June 17 and conclude July 14. The deadlines to apply are March 3 and March 11. Students do not have to attend the University of Kentucky to be eligible to participate in either summer program. For more information regarding the programs or to request an application, email Carol Leslie at ctsnyd0@ or call the University of Kentucky PEPP Office at 859-257-1968.

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Mar. 2 - Mar. 6 Primary & Elementary

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Turnovers plague Lady Waves

The Lady Waves basketball team turned the ball over 31 times in its 64-42 loss to the Central Hardin Lady Bruins. That was just unacceptable for head coach Josh Hurt. “We turned it over again way too much,” Hurt said. “We have to take care of the basketball and that’s the name of the game.” The Lady Bruins (19-8 overall) doubled Meade County’s score, 20-10, in the first quarter and continued to roll with a 32-19 lead heading into halftime. In the second half, the Lady Waves (11-17 overall) didn’t look much better, putting up only 23 secondhalf points. “We had bad decision making,” said junior point guard Caroline Wilson, who had five points and two assists. “We just didn’t make the right plays. We made bad passes and when we went to catch the ball we


fumbled it around. We’re just rushing.” Sophomore forward Scarlet Powers led the Lady Waves with 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Mallory Wathen chipped in with 11 points and two steals. Katie Fritts, who had 26 points, led Central Hardin.

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Senior Ethan Brangers shoots over a Central Hardin defender. Brangers had 19 points and 12 rebounds last Friday.

Senior From page B1 opponent Central Hardin, who allowed Ives to take the tip-off uncontested. “We wanted to start him for his last game,” said head coach Jerry Garris. “That was nice of (Central Hardin head coach) J.C. (Wright) to let us do that. Not everybody would have done that. I really appreciated it.” As the basketball seasons concluded, the Lady Waves cheerleading and dance teams also said goodbye to their seniors. “It’s sad,” said senior cocaptain of the cheer team, Jessica Padgett. “It’s my last time cheering here. I kind of teared up when I was out there. This has been an emotional night.” Padgett plans to attend Western Kentucky University in the fall and pursue a degree in nursing, but will never forget the four years of cheer at

Meade County High School. “I’ll remember all the great people I’ve met,” she said. “I love cheering in front of the crowd. Those will be great memories.” For the dance team’s senior, Carly Wood, senior night marks the end of an era. “It was actually really sad because I know I’ll never be able to (dance here) anymore,” Wood said about senior night. “I’ve been on the dance team for four years. I’m going to remember all the girls and friends I’ve made. The crowd was always great. I love performing in front of them.” Her season isn’t completely over just yet. Tomorrow, the dance team performs at the state competition at Bellarmine University in Louisville. “We still have one competition left,” Wood said. “My favorite part is the dance competitions. I’ll always remember those.” Wood plans to continue dancing in college, though she’s undecided on what

The Greenwave basketball team ended its regular season on a bit of a sour note last Friday night. The team couldn’t stave off the early hot hand of the Central Hardin Bruins (17-8 overall) who put up four straight three pointers and went on to win 59-46. “Our defense kind of stood back a little bit tonight,” head coach Jerry Garris said. “We got behind and you don’t catch up to a team like Central Hardin.” Despite Central Hardin’s shooting, the Greenwave (14-11 overall) also shot well by going 11-18 (61.1 percent) from the field, including 3-5 from the 3-point arc (60 percent). The teams went into their respective locker rooms with a Bruins 35-26 lead. In the second half, the Greenwave cooled off by only shooting 28 percent from the field. They also only managed to score one 3-pointer in the half. “Our effort’s been pretty good,” Garris said. “What happens a lot of time is you can try hard, but if you don’t put the ball in you don’t look very good.” Senior center Ethan Brangers led the Greenwave with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and has become the biggest scoring threat on the team. “Ethan (Brangers) is as

close as we can get to a goto guy,” Garris said. “But he got frustrated a little bit tonight. (Senior forward) Doug Wells got in there and can score for us but he got frustrated a little bit tonight, too.” Wells ended the game a rebound away from a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds. The Greenwave out-rebounded the Bruins 33-24, but turned the ball over 18 times. “We just have a hard time scoring,” Garris said, whose team is averaging 54 points a game. “It doesn’t matter how well you rebound or how well you defend, if you can’t put the ball in the hole you’re not going to beat many people.” Central Hardin 23 12 11 Meade County 16 10 11

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Meade County Chase Garris 2-5 0-0 6, Bo Wilson 2-4 0-0 6, Thomas Wilson 1-1 0-0 2, Braden Pace 1-1 0-0 2, Isaiah Satram 0-1 0-0 0, Cheaney Schwartz 0-3 0-0 0, Ethan Brangers 9-18 1-2 19, Doug Wells 5-14 1-1 11. Team totals 20-50 2-3 46. 3-pointers—Meade County 4-14 (Garris 2-5, B. Wilson 2-4). Rebounds— Meade County 33 (Brangers 12). Steals—Meade County 2 (Wells 1, Brangers 1).

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Senior cheerleader Emily Benham cheers for the last time at MCHS.

school she will attend. Regardless, she plans to try-out for the dance team while getting a degree in education. “I plan on being a dance coach while I teach,” she said. “Maybe I’ll come back here and coach.” For pictures of all the seniors and their parents turn to page A10.

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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver

•It was infamous German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." •If you're like the typical person, you completely regrow your fingernails once every four and a half months.

•Financial statistics show that 1 percent of the population in the United States owns more than one-third of the country's wealth.

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•In the 17th century, a Frenchman opened a coffee shop in London and sold chocolate, newly imported from the Americas, for 10 to 15 shillings a pound. That may not sound like much until you learn that at the time, the going price of a pound of gold was 20 to 30 shillings.

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•Some species of lizards can lay many clutches of eggs over the course of a number of years after having mated only once.

•Way back in 1879, the Cincinnati Gazette predicted that the game of baseball had "run its course." (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Take time from your busy schedule to check out what's going on around you. You might find that someone has been secretly trying to pull the wool over those beautiful Sheep's eyes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Once again, the Bovine's boldness pays off in uncovering the source of a disturbing workplace situation. Your personal life calls for patience, as a certain matter plays itself out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Forget about going all out to impress someone in your personal life. Just being yourself is all that matters. A workplace decision will need more time. Don't rush into it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some supersensitive Crabs might take offense at what they perceive as a slight. But a closer look points to a simple misunderstanding. The weekend holds a welcome surprise.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Sure, you can roar your head off over someone's failure to keep a promise. But the wiser course would be to ask why it happened. Be prepared for an answer that might well surprise you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A developing relationship needs time to find its direction. So please be patient and resist pushing things along. A recently cooled-down workplace situation could heat up again. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Congratulations. Your well-thoughtout proposal seems to be working. Someone who hasn't agreed with you on most things in the past could turn out to be one of your major supporters.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Things seem to be going well. However, you can still expect criticism -- some of it pretty heavy. But as long as you can back up your position, you'll be able to rise above it.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Getting together with people who care for you is a great way to get that ego boost you might feel you need at this time. Things start to look brighter by week's end.

Last Week’s Solutions

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You should be able to continue with your plans once you get past those temporary delays. Surprise, surprise. An offer to help comes from a most unlikely source.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Prioritizing your tasks is important this week because of all those demands you have to deal with. The pressure eases in time for you to enjoy the weekend.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Save your energy and stay focused on what has to be done, despite all those distractions you're likely to face. You should see some evidence of real progress by week's end.

BORN THIS WEEK: You are a generous, giving person who is always ready, willing and more than able to help others in need. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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REUNION: The Meade County High School Class of 1989, will hold their reunion, June 27 at the Doe Valley Swim & Tennis Club. For information, call Charlotte (Cummings) Fackler, 270-668-1800 or Shannon (Crabtree) Barley, 270422-4073.

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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.

Childbirth Education Class. A must for new moms. The purpose of this class is to fully prepare the expectant mom and her coach for a good labor and delivery experience. This class will be held every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. beginning March 5 at the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital, 1141 Hospital Drive NW Corydon, Ind. The class is free if delivering at HCH, $20 if delivering at another facility. Registration is required. Please call 812-738-7830 extension 2012 for more information and registration. Harrison County Hospital will offer the flu vaccine to adults 18 and over by appt. only, while supplies last. Cost is $15, payable in cash or check, or we will bill for Medicare. You must have your Medicare card present to qualify. To schedule an appt., call 812-738-7894 Monday thru Thursday. Stop Smoking Successfully. $30 fee includes book and educational materials (does not include nicotine replacement products). Minimum of four participants must be enrolled for class to be held. Call Harrison County Hospital at 812738-8708 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.

Housekeepers Wanted. Must love to clean and take pride in work. Starts $6.50/hour. Apply in person at Golden Manor Motel, 116 S. Dixie Hwy. Muldraugh, Ky. No phone calls please. Help Wanted-Knott’s Body Shop is seeking help from an experienced individual with auto body repair work. Call 270422-1202 or stop by in person at 999 Lawrence Street, Brandenburg. Part-Time, home-based Internet business. Earn $500$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. FREE details. Security- Gain skills on the job. Good pay, benefits, 30 days vacation/ yr. No exp needed. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri. 800-282-1384


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

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Furnished Apartment

For Rent One Bedroom • Utilities Included

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

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Like New: 4 tires, 175/70R 13, mounted on 4 bold hold alum wheels $80. Snowmobile- 67 Polaris Colt- Runs- $100 OBO. 4 ½’ wooden desk $50. Sofa Bed $75. Call 270-422-1492. Oak table dinette piece, can break down to smaller table and set 4. It is in good shape. $150, call 270-422-1515. Steel gooseneck horse trailer, can haul up to 4 horses with tack room, $1,800, call 270668-2881. Memorial Gardens. 4 cemetery lots for sale. Prime Location. Value of $8,000. Asking $3,500. Call 270-828-4176. Alfalfa-Timothy sq. bales of hay for sale. $5.50. Call 270-422-2131. 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.

Spencerian College (Lexington) seeks a CET/EET Instructor. Requires Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree with three years experience in electronics field; experience in Networking, A+ Hardware/Software, Network Security, Linux, Wireless Networking, Microsoft XP Server 2003. Email or fax 859-977-5408. EEO.

2 good used Firestone tires. P215 60R 16 MS (mud and snow). $60 for both. Call 270-497-4621. Motorola Razor 2 cell phone. Burgundy color. New, still in box. Paid $259 at Bluegrass Cellular, will sell for $125. Call 270-497-4621. Ladies triplet ring, 14k gold. Asking $350. Call 270-4974621. Refrigerator for sale. Would make a good garage fridge. $25. Call 270-497-4787. Ford Tractor 9N. Good tires. Engine smokes a little. Runs good. 270-668-2971. Ask for J.J. Registered Charlaois Bull. 2 ½ years old. Best offer. Call 270-828-8780. Wood for sale. $30 pickup load, rough cut lumber .50 cents a board foot. Call 270945-0235 or 270-496-4286. COMMERCIAL SECURITY GATE. Approx. 15 ft. w/ motor. Never been installed. Call for more information. 270-828-2927.

For Sale- ’02 doublewide. 3 BR, 2 BA appliances included. 1.78 acres. Irvington. $53,000. Owner financing with down payment. Call 270-5475512 or 270-945-1537. 22+ acres, great for hunting or future home site, beautiful view, rural area, six miles from Brandenburg ByPass, $44,000. Call 270668-1800.


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

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Lot 28 - 1.696 acres $19,600 Lot 42 - 1.224 acres $13,900 Lot 48 - 1.572 acres $15,290 Lot 49 - 1.296 acres $14,500 Lot 50 - 1.27 acres $14,400 Lot 51 - 1.232 acres $13,900 INDIAN OAKS SUBDIVISION Lot 10 - 3.46 acres $25,500 Lot 14 - 2.5297 acres $17,000 Lot 15 - 2.5399 acres $17,000 MEADE SPRINGS Lot 29 - 4.092 acres $35,000 Lot 30 - 4.988 acres $42,000 On Meade Road




House for Sale? Advertise it here. Call 422-4542!

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The job will be as follows 1. Picking up all trash and debris from the entire park area. 2. Empty and put new liners in all trash receptacles. 3. Mowing all of the grass every 10 days, or more if needed, and on special functions of the park if they do not fall with scheduled mowing . 4. Trimming all areas that can not be reached with a mower, including but not limited to under the bleachers and tables around all playground equipment, ball field and fencing. This must be done each time the grass is cut. 5.Your bid should include the entire mowing season and not monthly . 6. You must be present at the monthly meeting to be paid , it will be the first order of business and you can leave, if you so desire after you have been paid. 7. Bid deadline is March 17th. All bids should be marked mowing bid. They will stay sealed until the meeting on March 17th. Winner of the bid will be notified that evening If there are any questions please contact Bobbie Dials 497-4816 or Cindy Perce 547-0567.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270-497-4885.

ALATEEN meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. for teens ages 11-19 at the Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108. Any teen whose life is or has been affected by drinking problems in a family member or friend. Call for more information, 270-547-4569 or 270-497-4885. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Center, Radcliff Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Corydon Presbyterian Church. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Non-smoking. For more information, please call 270-828-3406. TOPS Buck Grove Baptist Church. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Lena at 270-422-2692.

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

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

Cocker spaniel pups for sale. Males and females. 6 weeks old. CKC registered. For more information on pups, call 270-547-2312 or 502777-5169.

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

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


Driver- CURRENTLY HIRING Experienced Teams and Solos with HazMat. Dry Van & Temp Control available. O/Os welcome. Call Covenant (866)684-2519. EOE.

Call or visit us online, 877-484-3061 www.


422-4542 AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED 2003 Harley Davidson Softail Standard FXST. 100th Anniversary. 6,040 miles, 88 cu. inch, carburetor, extra seats, only $11,000. Call for more details. 270-422-7778.

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.

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.

Puppies for sale. Several breeds available from 6-12 weeks of age. Up to date on all shots. 1 year written health guarantee. For more information on available puppies, call 270-547-2312 or 502-777-5169.


$7.00 FOR 25




Owner financing available - $129,000 Nestled on a large lot in Brandenburg’s newly developed subdivision, “The Station”. 1,400 sq. ft. new constuction home located on 355 School Side Drive. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, dining area, utility room, ceramic tile and carpet, patio, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room. Call 502-797-6707

HUNTER’S DREAM 61 acres Breckinridge County. Perfect turkey and deer hunting. $1500 an acre. 1-6 ACRES in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. 1-2 ACRES, near Doe Valley Otter Creek Park. Restricted to houses, county water, electric and blacktop road. 32 acres and 20 acres in Breckinridge County. County water. Electric available. Perfect for crop, pasture or horses. 61 + 51 ac. Perfect hunting in Breck Co. only $1500 per acre. Possible owner financing. 8 ac, water-elec-woods near Webster-Breck Co. Only $24,900. 3.7 ac, Meade Co. w a t e r- s e p t i c - e l e c woods and open. Near Brandenburg, only $29,900. We pay cash for farms or land. Call MW at 668-4035 or www.

Battletown Community Park will accept bids for the mowing season of 2009 - April thru October

Call Tom @ 502-345-1469.

A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!! Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO CreditNo Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. its yours NOW- Call 800-840-5366 SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $2,990.00--Convert your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. www. norwoodsawmills. com/300n. Free information: 800-5781363 Ext300-N

For Sale By Owner: 96 Catbird Lane in Doe Valley. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1485 sq.ft. home with full basement, plumbed for 3rd bathroom. All situated on .5 acres. For more information, please call 270-980-1371. If no answer, please leave message. $162,000 or best offer.

ENGLISH ESTATES Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900


Beehive Assisted Living Homes is looking for caregivers. All shifts. must be mature, dependable and able to cook.

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

2 peacocks. 1 blue one and 1 white one. And 3 roosters. $75 for all. Call 270-497-4621.

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

Snuggle by the fire! Bedford stone home with 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1.28 acres. $149,900. 101 Donna Drive, Brandenburg. 270828-3163, www.infotube. net/207653.


Entertainment center with 32” TV, nice oak. $250. Call 270*497-4502

Running gear. Complete 1999 F250 Super Duty 4wd. 75,000 original miles. $1,000 OBO. Call 270-4964579 or 270-863-1055.

The Meade County Senior Citizens Inc. Board is trying to bring their roster up-to-date. Anyone that is a member, please send your membership number, address and a contact phone number to Meade County Seniors, Inc. Attn: President P.O. Box 1600, Brandenburg, KY 40108. If a relative or friend knows whether a member is deceased, in a nursing home, or has moved away from the area, please send or bring a letter with that information to the senior citizen center Mon., Wed., Thurs., or Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you have a member certificate, bring it or mail a copy. Please submit any information even if you don’t know your member number. It is important. For more information, please call 270-422-5200.

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Driver: Experienced Gas & Diesel Haulers Positions currently Available in: Campbellsville, Richmond, Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH Applicants Must have: Class-A CDL, Tank & Hazmat, TWIC card, 23+ yrs. old, Clean MVR, 2 yrs. Recent Class-A Exp. USHER TRANSPORT, INC. 800-777-2741 X2 502449-4000 X2 Driver- Join PTL today! Company drivers earn up to 38 cpm. 1/2cpm increase every 60K miles. Average 2,800 miles/week. CDL-A required. Call 877-7406262. Drivers- Miles & Freight: Positions available ASAP! CDL-A with tanker required. Top pay, premium benefits and MUCH MORE!

Help Wanted: Join Wil-Trans lease or company driver program. Enjoy our Strong Freight Network. 1-888-229-8712. Must be 23. Help Wanted: No Truck Driver Experience- no problem. Wil-Trans will teach you how to drive. Company sponsored CDL Training. 888-4286374. Must be 23. 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! 888-7805539 LAID OFF or Collecting Unemployment? You may qualify for State Training Dollars. Complete CDL Training & Go to Work in 3 Weeks. Job Placement Assistance. TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING 866-244-3644

Kentucky Land Company of Irvington Real Estate Development

We buy and sell land

270-547-4222 Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing Super nice house, 4 bd, 2 ba, new construction. 2,500 square feet, all the extras. Breckinridge County $145,000. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail Private country setting. 3 acres to 10 acres, Breckinridge County $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail 27 acres, open pasture and wooded. Gorgeous land in Custer $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, com, e-mail kyland@ 25 acres plus open and wooded, nice country $1,000 down. Breckinridge County. 13 acres, open and wooded, private, nice area in Custer $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, com, e-mail kyland@

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270-828-2222 Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! w w w. k e n t u c k y - l a n d . com, 270-828-2222. Building lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home or mobile home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone! w w w. k e n t u c k y - l a n d . com, 270-828-2222. Mobile Home on nice lot near Rough River Lake, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, very clean and nice with new hardwood laminated flooring through-out the home. Located off Hwy. 401 and Centerview-Rough River Road. $49,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy.1638 and Hwy.933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! w w w. k e n t u c k y - l a n d . com, 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting at $22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! w w w. k e n t u c k y - l a n d . com, 270-828-2222. 4 acres, water well, lays excellent, located on Shumate Road near Ekron. $24,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. Mobile Home and land on Hwy.920 near Vertrees in Hardin County. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, nice and clean home. $49,900. Financing Available for Everyone! w w w. k e n t u c k y - l a n d . com, 270-828-2222. 2 acres with Shop Building, 32’x72’, near Irvington, has concrete floor, all electric, has a small office, you can place a house or mobile home on the property. Located on Lon Dowell Road. $39,900. Financing Available for Everyone! w w w. k e n t u c k y - l a n d . com, 270-828-2222.

2 acre lot, open, driveway, electric, owners will put in a cistern/septic. Located in Irvington $2,500 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail 2 acre to 6 acre, county water on property. Hwy 86 Breckinridge County $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail 23 acres, awesome hunting, Meade County $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail 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!

Musicians, performers, stilt walkers, clowns, jugglers, etc. for local entertainment and events. Call 270-4221879 or e-mail mathiasp@

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Friday, February 27, 2009



Selling full line of Whirlpool and Frigidaire appliances!

Christopher Boyce

Still Going Strong!

We proudly welcome, LCPL Christopher Boyce, 1st Plt, 2nd Marine Charlie Company, stationed at Marine Corps, Camp Lejune, N.C., who returned safely from his second tour of duty in Iraq. He is the son of Angelika and Allen Gilley. Chris graduated in 2004 from Meade County High School. Christopher will be visiting home for three weeks and then returning to his station in Camp Lejune, N.C.

Stop in and P out our selection! 1116 High Street (next to Cannady Construction)


Locally owned and operated over 40 years.


Lisa Hurt turns 16 today,


Thompson 25th Anniversary

Patrick and Marlene Erdmann Thompson, currently of Ekron, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at Doe Run Inn with family members. They are parents to Pat’s daughter, Tina Thompson Ray, and Marlene’s sons, Chris Taley and Bernie Norris. In addition, Pat and Marlene have four grandchildren. Pat is a retiree of Purina Mills in Louisville, an Air Force veteran, and a graduate of Elizabehtown Community College Appliance Repair. Marlene is a retiree of the Civil Service with more than 36 years of service, with half of that time spent as a postal carrier for the Louisville post office. Pat is a serious bicycle advocate. Marlene is interested in genealogy. The couple enjoys remodeling and restoring homes. They are members of New Salem Baptist Church.


February 27: Lisa Hurt and Marrissa Carter. March 1: Joey Medley; Emily Rice, Riley Webb and Katherine Watts. March 2: Wilma Coursey. March 3: Jeremy Mattingly and Elissa Gagel. March 4: Trevor Trent, Gerri Hornback, Brent Eads and Polly Stanger.


Candice Cruz Candice Cruz, Meade County High School’s Homecoming Queen, has been selected as a finalist for Kentucky’s 29th Annual Homecoming Queen Selection to be held April 18 and 19 at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville. America’s Homecoming Queen, Inc. is a non-profit organization promoting education and community service for high school homecoming queens in all fifty states. Cruz will compete for scholarships and awards at this event and if she wins, she will represent the State of Kentucky at the National Finals.

spills, as they will clean up better. Doris reminded us to attend the international dinner with Dr. Addo as the speaker. Liz suggested that olive oil could be used to remove eye makeup. Shirley B. reported that she used Oxy Clean and peroxide to remove old blood stains. Just soak for a few minutes and was as usual. Names were given to Ann for Sunshine cards. Muriel will attend both meetings on manners luncheon committee and Holiday Bazaar committee on Feb. 18. Volunteers for the Tasting Event that day are

needed also. Melt Down Meade County is scheduled for March 13, to lose weight and get exercise and is an eight week course. Arbor Day is April 3. There will be 200 Virginia Pines and 200 Dogwood trees to be given away. Also, a bake sale will be going on that day. Shirley B. and Theresa are working on a report about spouse abuse and our club’s involvement to help battered women and children. Our club picked seven topics for leader lesson training. A book “We give our hearts to dogs to tear” has been purchased by the Bluegrass Club and will be donated

to the library in memory of Sandy Chism Smith, sister to Ann Duncan, our club member. Area cultural contest was held. Theresa Mattingly has three items to go to state for judgment. Good luck Theresa. Next month’s meeting will be at Theresa’s home. The lesson will be given by Theresa and Muriel. This month’s meeting was closed and dinner was served by Margaret, which consisted of Quick and Easy chicken potpie, salad, rolls, fruit, and fat free pie. Submitted by Secretary Ann Duncan.

Happy Birthday Lu Lu BelleLove Momma and Brody




I AM TURNING Love Ya, Trevor ... from Mom, Dad and the whole family!

Bowling to help animals in need for PINS organization

By Crystal Benham

The Pets In Need Society (PINS) held their third annual bowling fundraiser at Lynn’s Pin’s this past Saturday. Various members of the organization and other local supporters enjoyed bowling and raising funds for the organization. The proceeds will contribute to the spay and neuter voucher’s that PINS supplies to pet owners and those who adopt pets from the Meade County Animal Shelter, as well as funds for the shelter, and to advance human education, according to PINS President David Kitson. The organization also held a raffle and handed out various pet-lover items to those who won. To request a spay or neuter voucher, call the PINS voicemail at 270-422-3838, or for more information visit www.

Love Mom and Dad


Bluegrass Homemakers meets

The Bluegrass Homemakers met Feb. 10. Margaret McCoy was the hostess. Margaret gave the devotional. Shirley Ansbaugh was absent. The secretary and treasurer gave their reports. Shirley B. suggested that we fill our bathtubs with water when we suspect our electricity will be out any length of time. Ann said to keep good posture by imagining a toothpick in vertical position in the space between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hips. Theresa told us to sprinkle salt over burnt spots in the oven immediately after


needed on roadways!


Shelby Nicole


Sherri Leppard, coordinator of the Pets In Need (PINS) Society Bowling Fundraiser, bowls for a strike last Saturday at Lynn’s Pins in Brandenburg. The bowling alley was crammed full with PINS members and supporters, all of which were bowling for one cause: to help raise money to support the organization’s spay and neuter voucher program.

One more year and you’re outta here! Lots of love from the whole family!

270-422-4499 800-985-0621 2025 By-Pass Road, Suite 205 Brandenburg, KY

“It’s not just about selling real estate, it’s about making dreams a reality.”


Michelle Realtor/Owner, ABR 270-268-6631

Jennifer Realtor 270-945-8264

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