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P&Z text amendments advance with first reading By Laura Saylor Members of fiscal court covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time during its March meeting. One major item covered during Tuesday’s meeting

was the first reading of the Meade County Planning and Zoning Commission’s proposed text amendments regarding agriculturally-zoned land. Over the last several months, the commission has received support for the text amendments from Big Bend

area residents, and has received some protest against it from supporters of a rock quarry that recently began operating in that area. A special guest at the meeting was Patty Dunaway, the chief district engineer for District 4 of the

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. She told the court that three road projects in Meade County will be sent to Frankfort and reviewed for possible funding. Those projects are the resurfacing of nearly four miles of KY 933 between KY 1638

and the Doe Run Bridge; more than two miles of KY 2734 between KY 823 and KY 376; and a little more than one mile of KY 259 from the Breckinridge County line and KY 144. Dunaway stressed that these projects are just recom-

43 emaciated dogs rescued from local residence

mendations, and funding is not guaranteed until all projects in District 4 are reviewed. The total cost for the projects is estimated at $1,035,029. Meade Count Clerk Katrina Fitzgerald presented


Lack of money, employees spur woes for council Former councilman appointed to fill vacancy left by resignation By Laura Saylor

MULDRAUGH — A lack of green in the city’s funds and a lack of personnel in its police and public works departments continues to cause headaches for city council members. During Monday’s monthly city council meeting, councilwoman Pat Reese brought to light the large amounts of overtime money that’s paid to city em—Danny Tate, mayor ployees, saying reducing the amount of overtime being paid is a good way to save some money — something the city is in dire need of doing. Mayor Danny Tate said he would like to reduce overtime pay as well, but the city

“You want me to tell (the police chief) he shouldn’t go respond to this domestic violence call because we can’t pay him the overtime?”



Assistant Animal Control Officer Jasper Hardesty interacts with some of the 43 Schipperkes that were rescued.

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A Meade County man was charged with one count of second degree animal cruelty after more than 40 dogs were found in what Meade County Animal Control officer Tom Brady called “absolutely deplorable” conditions. Nathaniel David Hammond, 47, served 15 days in the Meade County jail, was sentenced to 90 days probated for two years, and was sentenced to surrender his animals to the Meade County Animal Shelter during a trial held at the courthouse March 4. After receiving complaints, Brady served a search warrant on Feb. 13 at Hammond’s residence on Rabbit Run

Road. Forty-three Schipperke dogs tions, but the animals’ conditions were were found inside the residence, and not nearly as bad as in recent weeks. The Schipperkes were inside the Brady estimated they had not been fed main level of the house, with sheets or watered for at least six days. and mattresses on the floor. “It was deplorable,” Brady Other dogs and puppies were said. “It was terrible conditions found emaciated, locked in… it’s up there with some of side a bathroom. Some were the worst I’ve seen.” nursed back to health and othBrady said the animals apers died. peared to be eating and drinkWith the animals now in ing their own feces. He suscustody of the animal shelter, pected some of the females had been pregnant and given birth, Nathaniel D. Brady said he’s working to and the dogs had eaten the Hammond have the dogs shipped to the Southern Virginia Schipperke puppies to stay satiated. Brady said he had responded to pri- Rescue in Newport News, Va. “They are good lovable little dogs or complaints that the dogs were loose or weren’t being taken care of, and he that had been treated pretty rough,” had issued Hammond previous cita- Brady said.

City remembers former mayor’s service to B’burg By Crystal Benham

BRANDENBURG — A moment of silence was held and a resolution was passed by city council in honor of a former citizen and town mayor Monday night. During city council’s monthly meeting held at City Hall, Mayor David Pace read aloud a resolution to recognize the dedication and service of former mayor Carl T. Wells. Wells passed away March 6, 2009. He served as mayor from January 1990 to June 1994. “In memory and in honor of former mayor and city resident Carol T. Wells, the city of Brandenburg does here by acknowledge the unparalleled dedication and comment to his community,’”


Local women stitch together ‘Quilts for Barns’ at state craft show Submitted by the Meade County Extension Office Quilters from Meade County were invited to be a part of the “Quilts for Beds, Quilts for Barns” exhibit at the recent “Kentucky Crafted: The Market” — a statewide traditional and contemporary art and craft show. Janet Scott pieced the beautiful cornflower pattern top which was used in the display to signify

the art of quilting and early use as bed covers. Local exhibit quilters included Janet Scott, Debbie Hardesty, Peggy Jenkins, Wanda Berry, Judy Butler, Trea Fackler, Cherry Bennett, Amanda Brown, Marilyn Craycroft and Jennifer Bridge. Upon the conclusion of the exhibit, the quilt was brought back to the Meade County Extension office where quilters will continue to complete the quilt.

The “Quilts for Barns” exhibit was hosted by the Madison County Clothesline for Quilts committee, which also featured the cornflower pattern showing the current tourism project that details the heritage of quilting in Kentucky by placing painted blocks on barns. For more information on quilting, contact the Meade County Extension Service Office at 270422-4958.

From left to right, Debbie Hardesty, Peggy Jenkins, Judy Butler and Wanda Berry work together on stitching a quilt during a craft show.



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Knox re-emphasizing need for passes to gain access By Laura Saylor

Knox, whereas a valid form of identification and purpose for visiting were the only key requirements in the past. LTC Mike Petty, Director of Fort Knox Emergency Services, said the access changes were a way for Fort Knox to step-up its security. “It’s a way for us to be more aligned with what other (Army installations) were doing as far as access con-

FORT KNOX — Nearly two months after access requirements changed on post, Fort Knox officials are still stressing the need for visitors to acquire appropriate passes in order to enter the installation. Visitors must now receive passes in order to enter Fort

Heating cost assistance available for families Submitted by Lynne Robey LIHEAP Director

ty level. The benefit levels are up to $400 for natural gas or electric and/or up to 200 gallons of propane, fuel oil or kerosene or two cords of wood. You will need to bring proof of income for the entire family for the previous month. and social security numbers and birth dates for all in household, and a past due/disconnect notice or bulk fuel statement. Applicants heating with propane, fuel oil, kerosene or wood must verify their physical address. Contact Gina Moorman at the Meade County Community Action Office at 496 E. Broadway in Brandenburg, or call 270-4222545.

Your local Community Action Office will be assisting families of lowincome with the LIHEAP CRISIS Program. To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent. The family income level must be at or below the 130 percent federal pover-

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trol,” Petty said. “We looked at Fort Benning and Fort Hood to see what measures they had taken.” Visitors without a Department of Defense (DoD) decal displayed on their vehicle’s windshield must attain short-term or longterm passes to gain access to the installation. The DoD decals are a requirement for everyone who works or re-

sides on post. Guests at Fort Knox can receive the day passes or long-term passes — which are valid for up to one-year — at the Chaffee Gate Visitor Control Center. Vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and proper identification are required, as well as a legitimate reason to enter. Petty said general sightseeing and heading to the

Post Exchange at late hours of the night are typically not valid reasons for entering Fort Knox. Pre-registration for the heightened access began in fall 2008, with the official shift in access procedure taking place on Jan. 15, 2009. Petty said more than 800 decal and/or pass transactions had transpired on the first day of the new policy, but

the numbers have tapered off since then. All visitors should enter Fort Knox through the Chaffee Gate and stop at the visitor’s center to receive a pass. Members of MWR programs, such as bowling leagues or other activities, will receive passes permitting them access throughout the duration of their respective programs.

Kentucky state cost share announced Submitted by Meade Co. Conservation District The Meade County Conservation District will be accepting requests for funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program beginning March 16, extending through April 15, 2009. The Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program was created in 1994 by the

Kentucky General Assembly to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of the Commonwealth. This program provides annual cost share funds to be administered by conservation districts with priority given to animal waste related problems and agricultural district participants where pollution problems have been identified. Funding for this pro-

gram comes from the Kentucky Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Funding for practices will be approved by the Soil and Water Conservation Commission at the Kentucky Division of Conservation, located in Frankfort, based on an established statewide ranking system. As in the past years, the applications will be ranked according to the criteria established based

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on a high priority addressing animal waste problems, landowners in Agricultural Districts and applicants that have their Agriculture Water Quality Plans on file with their local conservation district. For more information stop by the conservation district office located at 1194B Old Ekron Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 270-422-3183 ext. 3.

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Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky commodity associations across the state, provided a basket of Kentucky grown and packaged products for all 138 members of the General Assembly and constitutional officers in Frankfort, on March 4. The baskets were presented to commemorate recently celebrated Food Check-Out Day, the date by which an average American earns enough PHOTO COURTESY OF KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU income to pay for Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg) is pictured with Frieda Heath, his or her annual food supply. chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

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This week’s column makes history. It celebrates two years —104 consecutive weeks — of ensuring that the Constitution’s mandate that Congress makes no law “prohibiting the free exercise … of the press” wasn’t for naught. Journalists who dig and ask tough questions of the powerful are an endangered species. So when they do their job the right way, it’s so exceptional, it becomes the news. Rick Santelli of CNBC News serves as a great example. While reporting among traders on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Santelli described the federal government’s bailout plan as “promoting bad behavior.” Stuffy anchors poohpoohed him. But traders cheered when Santelli challenged the White House to “put up a Web site to have people vote on the Internet as a referendum to see if we really want to subsidize the losers’ mortgages, or would we like to at least buy cars and buy houses in foreclosure and give ‘em to people that might have a chance to actually prosper down the road, and reward people that could carry the water instead of drink the water.” Perhaps Kool-Aid would

The Governator: What a His new role is as a supsad artifact of a bygone era porting actor in the Golden that moniker is. State’s fiscal destruction. If Arnold the future happens National in California, we all Schwarzenegger circa the 2003 “total should tremble at Review recall” election was its ever-expanding going to sweep all debt, falling credit before him as Caliratings, crushing fornia governor, pension obligations, bringing the same suffocating regulaŽlan and toughtion and rising taxness he had on the es — with environbig screen to fightmentally preening, ing special interill-considered reRich ests and restoring strictions on carbon Lowry his beloved state to emissions thrown competitiveness. on top. California That was before Gov. Democrats are only slightArnold got a severe beat- ly ahead of national Demodown in a November 2005 crats, so the country’s fiscal special election from the future may be in preview unions and Democrats in Sacramento. (aka “girly men”) he had Schwarzenegger pretaunted during his ascen- sided over the creation dancy. Schwarzenegger of a budget deficit worse pushed for far-reaching, than the one that led to reformist ballot initiatives his ousting of Democratic that all went down under Gov. Gray Davis in 2003. a blizzard of spending and The state has a $42 billion propaganda by California’s deficit that state legislators entrenched interests. With have been holding all-night no screenplay to save him, sessions to try to patch over the much-reduced Gover- and that sent Schwarzenegnator simply buckled and ger begging to Washington switched sides. for a bailout. The state has

people in Frankfort can do Liberty Losers: While the wonders for business. economy is tanking, House While the state builds Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover and SenTaj Mahals in small Kentucky counBluegrass ate Majority Floor Leader Dan Kelly ties to administer Beacon smiled and sig“justice,” taxpaynaled “thumbs up” ers struggle to pay to raising taxes durtheir mortgages. ing the current legThanks to Minton, islative session. some justice may Joining them finally come to taxwere fellow Senate payers. Republicans CharLiberty Lover: lie Borders, Carroll Momentum is building to elimi- Jim Waters Gibson, Ernie Harris, Vernie McGaha nate prevailingwage requirements on and Robert Stivers. Senate school construction proj- Democrat Walter Blevins also broke his “No New ects. A news release from the Taxes” Pledge. House Republicans Bob Kentucky Opportunity Coalition reported research DeWeese, Danny Ford, by the Department of Edu- Lonnie Napier and Jim cation’s Facilities Manage- Stewart shamefully joined ment Division showing with Democrats Royce Adthat prevailing-wage re- ams, Robert Damron, Jim quirements “unnecessarily Gooch, Keith Hall and Melinflated the cost of school vin Henley to increase our construction by more than tax burden. These 17 could have held $480 million” between 1999 and 2004 — almost pre- the line. They didn’t, and cisely the amount needed Kentuckians lost. A big, putrid “thanks for to repair crumbling school nothing” to these promisefacilities. Imagine what Kentucky breakers. Jim Waters is the director schools could have done with that money. If prevail- of policy and communications ing-wage requirements had for the Bluegrass Institute, not been forced on school Kentucky’s free-market think districts all these years, tank. You can reach him at schools could have been re- jwaters@freedomkentucky. paired and Kentucky’s stu- com. You can read previously dents could have received published columns at www. a better education.

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been buffeted by the housing crisis, but the ultimate cause of the mess is relentless, heedless overspending. The politicians aren’t entirely to blame. California’s voters have recourse to an initiative process they have used to make responsible budgeting as hard as possible. They passed a proposition in the late 1980s that basically locked up half of state spending for the schools, no matter what. Even in November, with fiscal disaster looming, they passed another $10 billion in bonds for high-speed rail, apparently on the theory that a state can never have enough debt. Schwarzenegger spoke movingly during his first campaign for governor of what California meant to him, of its dynamism that fostered entrepreneurial dreams. That California is disappearing. Schwarzenegger now governs the Michigan of the West. California has the fourth-highest state unem-

ployment rate in the nation and is routinely ranked among the worst states in its business environment. Almost 1.5 million more non-immigrants have left the state than moved to it during the past 10 years. Once, Schwarzenegger was supposed to be a model for a more appealing, more moderate Republican Party — socially liberal, yet fiscally conservative. All he has demonstrated is, to paraphrase Barry Goldwater, that moderation on the road to fiscal ruin is no virtue. The GOP’s social liberals are overwhelmingly fiscal liberals, too — witness the party’s social liberals in the Senate signing off on the stimulus bill, liberalism’s proudest fiscal accomplishment since the 1970s. As for the Governator, he said hasta la vista long ago. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. Write to the National Review at National Review, 215 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10016, or visit

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have been a more appropriate term. No matter, Santelli isn’t drinking. For that, he and every other journalist in the nation, including those in Kentucky willing to ask the tough questions of congressmen in Washington, governors in Frankfort and mayors at city hall — are liberty lovers. Liberty Lover: Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. ordered an independent audit of the commonwealth’s massive decade-long courthouseconstruction program. He also wants the results of the audit “made public upon completion.” This should prove interesting, especially with the increased scrutiny given to Garlan VanHook, former general manager of the facilities for the Administrative Office of the Courts. VanHook resigned Feb. 25. Since 2000, 65 projects — a majority of the state’s $880 million in courthouse contracts overseen by VanHook — have gone to Codell Construction Co. Inc. in Winchester. The company hired VanHook’s brother in November. The firm also was bonded for only 5 percent of the value of its work on public projects, rather than the 100 percent required by law. “Bonding” with the right

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Tarawa Terrace. Hadnot Point. If you were ever stationed at Camp Lejeune, those names should ring a bell if you lived in base housing. The Department of the Navy is doing a mail blitz to notify those who were at Camp Lejeune that the water was contaminated years ago. For most of us, this isn’t news. It’s asking you to register and is especially looking for family members and women who lived in base housing and were pregnant during the years 1968-1985. The Navy wants to know whether there were subsequent birth defects from the chemicals in the water. PCE Tetrachloroethylene (aka dry cleaning fluid) was present in the drinking water at unacceptable levels in Tarawa for 333 months, from January 1957 to January 1985. The water was contaminated by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the dry cleaner at the edge of base property, only 900 feet from the water supply. TEC Trichloroethylene is a solvent that leeched into the drinking water at Hadnot, although it’s not clear when the contamination in Hadnot Point actually began. The water supply point was 1,200 feet from a 15-tank fuel farm that’s thought to have lost tens of thousands of gallons over the years. The fact sheet that’s going out says it’s not clear if anyone was exposed to enough chemicals to cause health problems, and that there are no health benefits (including screenings) associated with the exposure. However, if you were exposed, you’re “encouraged to apply for enrollment” in VA healthcare. To learn more about the water situation, go to www. To join the Notification Registry or file a claim (you’ll need the packet): html or call 1-877-261-9782. To see what others are saying, go to:


Freddy Groves

by Vietnam Veterans of America, plus six individuals, against the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army and others. The lawsuit claims that human experimentation was conducted on military personnel during the 1950s and ‘60s at Edgewood Arsenal, Fort Detrick, Md., and other locations in a secret program called MKULTRA. According to the lawsuit documentation, some of the tests involved drugs, hypnosis, electric shock, substances that cause mental confusion or enhance the ability to withstand torture and brainwashing, substances to produce physical disability or paralysis, and sinus/brain implants. Participants were promised health care, but never got it. Instead the experimentation was covered up, and attempts to get medical care over the years have been met with denial that the tests ever took place. In 1977, the then-director of the CIA, after being prodded by Congress, promised to find the participants of those tests. You can guess what happened — years-long buckpassing, even in the face of a Department of Justice opinion that said the CIA did have a duty to find the participants. When some of the participants got hold of part of their records, they learned for the first very time just what chemicals they were exposed to years ago. What they want is pretty simple. The suit asks that participants be released from the secrecy oath that has kept them mute all these years about MK-ULTRA. They want to know what chemicals and procedures they were subjected to, and they want medical care. If you were there and want more information, go to You can see the lawsuit documents at the same site. Be sure to read the histories of the participants in those experiments. They’re chilling. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@


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Stephanie Harris, fka Stephanie Lewis, aka Stephanie Anne Lewis, and Glenn Harris to Randy Benham and Gloria Benham, 20 Rock Ridge Road, Brandenburg, deed tax $60. Stanley J. Mitoraj and Charleen Mitoraj to Casimer W. Mitoraj and Valarie Mitoraj, a 0.674 acre tract near Brandenburg. Richard Jody Trapp and Leticia Michelle Trapp to Troy Trapp and Sharon Trapp, lot 40 of Haynes Estates, Section II in Meade County. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF14, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF14, to Kenneth A. Wayne II, property located in Meade County, deed tax $38.50. The Bank of New York on behalf of CIT Home Equity Loan Trust 2003-1 to Kathy S. Vititoe, lot 44 of Otter Ridge Estates in Meade County, deed tax $38.50. Ed Begley to Gordon Board, lot 29 of Longview Estates in Meade County, deed tax $20. Stefen J. Shelley and Elizabeth Shelley to Raymond T. Witten and Gail H. Witten Revocable Living Trust, by and through Raymond T. Witten and Gail. H. Witten, Co-Trustees, property located in Meade County, deed tax $230. Dianna Lynn Mattingly to Diana Lynn Mattingly, property located in Meade County. Christiana Bank & Trust Company as Owner Trustee of the Security National Funding Trust, to Janet Cope, 149 Thompson Lane, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $98. David Hall and Lisa Hall and All unknown occupants and/or tenants of the subject real estate and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007NC3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-NC3, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-NC3 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-NC3, 130 Red Bird Court, Vine Grove, Ky. The Bank of New York, as successor in interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as Trustee for the MLMI SURF Trust Series 2005-BC4, by and through Meaghan E. Robinson, Red Team Lead of Wilshire Credit Corporation, its Attorney in Fact, to Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Donald L. Kadetz IRA, 165 Bonnie

Court, Vine Grove, Ky., deed tax $78.

Quit Claim Deeds William R. Sullivan and Laura A. Sullivan to Chapman Land, LLC, lot 45 and 46 of Poplar Hills Estates, Section IV, in Meade County.

Building Permits 2/26/09 Jeff Nott, single family dwelling, $155. 3/2/09 Pat Pierce, garage and addition, $82.50. 3/2/09 Pat Pierce, pole barn, $27.50. 3/3/09 Nancy Davis, single family dwelling, $155. 3/3/09 Brittany Grut, singlewide, $55.

Septic Permits No Reports This Week.

Retail Food Establishment Report 2/23/09 Basham’s Food Mart, 3425 Hwy.60, Vine Grove, Ky. 99 percent Food Service. 99 percent Retail. Both: fan grills dusty in walkin cooler. 2/23/09 Marathon Flaherty Minit Stop, 6875 Hwy.60 Vine Grove, Ky. 93 percent Food Service. 96 percent Retail. Food Service: no hair restraints worn in food prep area, no test strips for 3 comp sink, 3 comp sink has water leak. Both: sink in poor repair in restroom, dumpster lids missing. 2/24/09 Jailhouse Pizza, 125 Main Street, Brandenburg. 95 percent. Food Service: cutting boards in poor repair, microwave unclean, can opener and holder unclean, shelving in kitchen unclean, build-up on outside of equipment. 2/25/09 DQ Grill & Chill, 2030 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. 97 percent. Food Service: cutting board in poor repair, build-up on drink machine. 2/26/09 A&J Food Mart, 6820 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. Follow-up report. 93 percent Food Service. 93 percent Retail. Food Service: no hair restraints worn in food prep area. Retail: interior of cappuccino machine observed with build-up. Both: back door outer opening unprotected, floors throughout facility unclean, wall and baseboard by back storage entrance in poor repair.

Brandenburg Police Department 3/4/09 at 7:10 a.m. William Hall of Webster was driving a 2001 International 4700. Courtney Scott of Ekron was driving a 1995 Olds-


mobile Cutlass Ciera. Scott stated that as she was traveling on the access road past River Ridge Marathon’s fuel pumps, Hall pulled away from the pumps and collided into the front, left side of her vehicle. Hall stated that as he was pulling away from the fuel pumps, he did not see Scott. Very minor damage was done to Hall’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to Scott’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09018 was filed by Officer Whited. 3/4/09 at 3:46 p.m. Brandon Owen of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500. Owen and a witness stated that he turned too fast onto Decatur Street from Hill Street and lost control. He then overcorrected and ran off the left side of the road, striking a tree. Severe damage was done to Owen’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09020 was filed by Officer Singleton.

Meade County Sheriff Department No Reports This Week.

District Court 3/04/09 John Lee Lampson, 31, 18 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 6/10/09. Shawn Dennison, 33, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license; no/expired registration plates; 3rd criminal mischief; leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/securitypretrial conference 4/01/09 jury trial 4/06/09. Joseph Lee Hardesty, 65, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour jail. Caleb Martin Lindsey, Jr., 42, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pretrial conference 3/18/09. Todd Frederick Piatt, 42, failure to or improper signal; careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugspled not guilty pretrial conference 3/11/09. Christopher A. Rachel, 29, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/11/09. Joseph R. Hurt, 30, flagrant non support-pled not guilty preliminary hearing 2/18/09. Andrew Kwarciany, 20, 3 counts of 1st degree cocaine-

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pled not guilty preliminary hearing 3/11/09. Stacie Elizabeth Alvey, 39, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty 3/18/09.. Richard Aubrey, 52, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- dismissed. Rennee C. Yarrington, 31, 1st degree disorderly conduct-pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/18/09. Tina Morgan, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- dismissed. Penny Lynette Fout, 35, theft of services under $300pled not guilty pretrial conference3/18/09. Fallon Loraine Meredith, 26, public intoxication controlled substance; 1st degree disorderly conduct; resisting arrest-pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/11/09. Timothy Edward Keeton, 37, theft by unlawful taking/ shoplifting under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/11/09. Dawn M Woelfel, 46, 12 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/11/09. Robin L. Waterbury, 36, speeding 10 mph over the limit- failure to appear. Jeffery C. Pullen, 19, speeding 13 mph over the limitfailure to appear. La Quisha M. Guthrie, 25, license to be in possession; no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance-pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/18/09. Anna Elizabeth Cundiff, 53, failure to produce insurance card- pretrial conference 3/25/09. Procoro Hernandez-Martinez, 36, no/expired registration plates; failure to produce insurance card; no operators/moped licensesent court notice. Darius A. Miller, 23, speeding 13 mph over the limit; driving on DUI suspended license- pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/18/09. Joshua Montgomery, 23, 4th degree assault with minor injury- continues 4/01/09. Billy Lamar Bennett, 29, non support- pretrial conference 3/25/09. Erika Lynn Crouch, 40, 6 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 3/18/09. Jenny L. Johnson, 24, hindering prosecution of apprehension- dismissed. Robert A. Richardson, 70, cultivation of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia; possession of marijua-

Extension office focuses on heart health

Melt Down! Meade County If you are like most Americans, you set a new year’s resolution to lose weight and become healthier. And, if you are like most Americans, you have become discouraged and given up on keeping your goal. Melt Down! Meade County may be just the program you need to get back into the weight loss mode. Melt Down is a simple nine-week program which offers information on nutrition and physical activity as well as support to those participating. The program is being offered by the Meade County Health Department and the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service. Cost of the program is $10 per person. All participant fees will be pooled and at the end of the program, whoever has lost the greatest percentage of body fat will win the pool. The classes will be held

at the Mede County Extension Office located at 1041 Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg. Classes are held on Mondays beginning on March 16 and will end on May 11. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. each evening and include a half hour nutrition program and half hour physical activity component. Participants will weighing in at each session. This year we have two new digital flat scales to make weight in easier and more private. If you would like to participate be sure to attend the first session on March 16 or contact the Extension Office at 270-422-4958. Qualified health claim for olive oil The Food and Drug Administration approved a qualified health claim which allows bottles of olive oil to make the following claim, “Eating about two tablespoons of

olive oil daily may reduce a mixture of saturated, and the risk of coronary heart monounsaturated, disease due to the mono- polyunsaturated fats. Saturated fats, unsaturated fat in found in meat, butolive oil.” Extension ter, whole milk, The FDA claims Service and tropical oils, the heart-health raise your LDL benefit is only poscholesterol level sible if the olive oil and should be limreplaces a similar ited. Both monounamount of saturatsaturated and polyed fat and does not unsaturated fats increase the total reduce the level of number of calories LDL cholesterol. eaten in a day. This Jennifer Because olive oil means if you are has the highest persubstituting olive Bridge centage of monounoil for butter, you saturated fat of any are improving the edible oil, it has gained a type of fat you are eating. If you replace canola reputation of being heartoil with olive oil, there is healthy. Regardless of the type of fat, the American probably little benefit. Remember all fats con- Heart Association recomtain 120 calories per table- mends that only 25 to 30 spoon. So if you add two percent of your daily calotablespoons of fat to your ries should come from fat. diet each day when you Educational programs of usually don’t consume this the Kentucky Cooperative Examount, you could poten- tension Service serve allpeople tiality be adding an addi- regardless of race, color, age, tional 20 pounds per year. sex, religion, disability or naMost vegetable oils are tional origin.

na- continues 3/25/09. Elizabeth M. Washington, 25, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- continues 6/17/09. Wade E. Walker, 26, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated 2 years after serving 1 hour. Scott Robert Kessler, 26, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs-pretrial conference 3/11/09. Scott Allen Raymer, 31, operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs; reckless driving- pretrial conference 3/25/09. Carl Wayne Sydnor, 45, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs- continues 4/01/09. Charles Ernest Oakes, Jr., careless diving-dismissed; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs-pled guilty 30 days probated after 2 days jail fine $200. Dwayne A. Wilson, 49, no/ expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismissed; no operators/moped license- pled guilty fine $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security90 days probated for 2 years fine $100. Joshua Keith Mead Eley, 30, theft of services under $300- pretrial conference 3/11/09. Clarence E. Westbay, Jr., 58, intimidating a witness; resisting arrest; menacingdefer 12 months. Troy Fout, 34, receiving stolen property under $300; theft of services under $300pretrial conference 4/01/09. James Aron Skaggs, 25, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour. Charles W. Ditto, 60, 9 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 4/01/09. Donnie G. Dame, 52, 4 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour jail.

Kyle A. Farvour, 22, 2 counts harassing communications- pretrial conference 3/11/09. William J. Benock, 41, 3rd degree terroristic threatening- failure to appear. Georgina E. Garrett, 40, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security90 days probated 2 year $100 fine. Brandy Danelle Pickett, 32, speeding 19 mph over limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pretrial conference 3/11/09. Tammie Gail Benham, 36, 27 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 3/18/09. Steve Allen Blair, 52, 2 counts of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drug- pretrial conference 3/25/09. Roman A. Whelan, 23, possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 3/18/09. Nathanial David Hammond, 46, 6 count of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 6 months probated after 15 days consecutively. William Todd Blehar, 42, probation violation- notice to be sent. Denise R. Davis, 39, probation violation- report to jail 3/09/09. Dubois Welbon Delon, 34, speeding 25 mph over limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs; 1st degree possession of cocaine- preliminary hearing 3/11/09. Ashlee N. Hogan, trafficking controlled substance; use/possess drug paraphernalia- waive to Grand Jury. Mark Christopher Price, 39, fraudulent use of credit cards over $100 within a 6 months period; theft by deception including cold checks under $300- preliminary hearing 3/18/09. Robert F. Dowell, 22, leaving the scene of an accident/ failure to render aid or assistance; 2nd degree fleeing or evading police- pretrial conference 3/11/09.

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New edition of Meade County map to be published Submitted by Meade Co. Chamber of Commerce

BRANDENBURG — A new edition of the Meade County map is being prepared for publication by the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our first map, published in March 2008, was a great success — well-received by its sponsors and the entire community,” says Russ Powell, executive director of the organization.

Mayor From page A1 Pace read. “‘Whereas, Mr. Wells showed his loyalty and dedication to this community by serving as a city leader ... Now, therefore, be it resolved the city of Brandenburg does here by honor Mr. Carl T. Wilson with his accomplishments in life and the city.’” During the business portion of the meeting, Pace informed the council that only one bid was made for the engineering of two of the city’s new construction projects: the Industrial Park waterline, and a sewer line extension project that will extend from State Route 448 to the Marathon Gas Station next to Ray’s Ford. The projects already received a $500,000 grant, but Pace needed the council’s approval to hire the bidder, which it gave unanimously. “Engineering was the main thing that we needed to get done so we can start going for funding,” Pace said. “We (announced) in the paper for bids for engineering services, and the only (business) that (placed a bid) was Smith Engineering in Brandenburg.” Originally the city planned to use a 12 inch waterline system, but Pace said due to inflation, an 8 inch line will be used instead. Cox’s Variety Store in

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streets won’t be patrolled and the city’s decrepit sewer system won’t be repaired if he can’t pay his workers for their time. Reese distributed information she collected that said $9,982.04 was paid in overtime to two public works employees over the last six months. The paperwork said $11,598.82 was paid in overtime to police chief John Stinebruner over the last six months. Tate said those figures weren’t exact in that the overtime money paid came from different accounts depending on which type of project public works employees were performing, and that the figures were higher than usual because over the last six months the city endured the September wind storm, the January ice storm, and several days of snow and ice. He also said the city will be reimbursed through FEMA for some of its man hours, canceling out some overtime pay. “I agree with you that we need to cut back on the overtime,” Tate said. “But what do you want me to do? Tell (police chief John) Stinebruner that he can only respond to this and not that? That he shouldn’t go respond to this domestic violence call because we can’t pay him the overtime?” Reese suggested hiring part-time help in the police and public works departments to reduce overtime spending, though Tate said he’s advertised for part-time help previously with no response. The police department has three full-time patrolmen, and the public works department has two full-time workers. Neither department has part-time employees. Tate said the city would be lacking even more if it weren’t for constable Henry Bailey, who volunteers his time patrolling the city. Councilman Woodie Hol-

“All 4,000 maps from the first press run have been distributed and demand for the map remains high — and to me that’s evidence of the map’s usefulness and quality. “Our hope is that this new edition will garner even more support in terms of the sponsorships that underwrite the cost of its design, printing, and distribution.” Any business or organization can be a map sponsor for an investment of $150,

according to Powell, who notes that the amount is significantly less than what’s charged by out-of-town map publishers for products that are of poor quality with limited distribution. Sponsors will have their locations pinpointed on the map and have their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and Web sites listed in the map’s services directory. Businesses and organizations that would like to sign on to support the map

can find sponsorship forms and information — as well as a copy of the map’s first edition — by visiting the “downloads” section of the Chamber of Commerce’s Web site at They also can get information by calling the organization’s office at 270-422-3626 or e-mailing According to Powell, except for minor updating, the upcoming edition will be

Brandenburg billed the city for the first time since June on Feb. 12, 2009. The bill totaled $1,600 for 99 purchases made by the city for events like Christmas by the River, and construction projects. Pace and city clerk Molly Janes assured council the store had been contacted after councilman Bruce Fackler questioned the bill. “We sent a letter saying that we need bills sent every month, at the end of each month,” Pace said. City Attorney Darren Sipes gave a second reading of ordinances 476 and 477. The council approved ordinance 476, which allows the city’s publisher, American Legal Publishing, to revise all Kentucky Revised Statutes, according to Janes. Ordinance 477 concerned the closing of an alley between Washington Street and Hill Street, formerly known as Gay Street. Fackler questioned the status of a resident living in the neighborhood that ordinance 477 pertained to. The resident was listed on the ordinance as “single,” but Fackler said the resident was indeed married. Sipes suggested the council revisit the ordinance at a later time after clarifying paperwork with the resident. After three bids were made by local businesses, Pace said the city hired two of those businesses to remove debris

from the January ice storm. Those businesses must now meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) requirements before they begin working. FEMA needs all costs detailed in cubic yards in order for the city to be reimbursed for labor, Pace said. “The lowest price was $3.75 a cubic yard from Rent and Emmert (a local business owned by Roy Emmert) and he was the cheapest, but now we’re having to hire another gentleman with a bucket truck to get what we’re calling ‘hangers’ that are still hanging from trees in the (roadways) or trees that have been blown over 50 percent of their natural stand,” he said. In addition to ensuring the two contractors meet FEMA standards, Pace and other city officials recorded the latitude and longitude of every “hanger” in the city using GPS. All debris, Pace said, will be picked up by today. The labor for the week will be the only labor reimbursed by FEMA. The council also approved Resolution 2009-01. The city applied for area developmental funds (ADF) per Lincoln Trail Area Development District in the amount of $4,976.19 for the purchase of an emergency generator. “This project will cost $7,400 and the city of Bran-

denburg will use the entire ADF allocation for the generator purchase with the additional funding coming from the city’s general fund,” Sipes read from the resolution. All council members were present at the meeting except for Ronnie Joyner. In other City Council news: •The city is locating areas in town to plant the 40 donated trees it received late last year from Village Green Landscaping in Elizabethtown, Ky. The triangleshaped piece of open land near the new ByPass expansion has been a popular spot discussed. •Nearly 1,200 water bills were lost in the mail this month. As a result, Brandenburg citizens will receive two water bills to ensure proper billing. Pace said the Post Office has been notified of the incident. •Water loss this month was 19 percent, public works director T.J. Hughes reported. The public works department repaired five leaks, three of which were mainline leaks. •Brandenburg Police Chief Jeff Cox was unable to report on the department’s progress for the month due to technical difficulties with his computer. However, he did say the department received new radios for its cruisers, and they were to be installed on Wednesday.

ston asked if the city could receive assistance from the Meade County Sheriff’s Department or the Kentucky State Police if it needed backup when responding to a call. Stinebruner said it’s sometimes difficult to get assistance from the sheriff’s department, and voiced frustration over a lack of communication during a recent drug bust made by the sheriff’s department. “(Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick) did a drug bust in the middle of Muldraugh and did not bother to tell Muldraugh police officers they were up here in plain clothes,” Stinebruner said. He said if a Muldraugh police officer would have pulled up to the scene, the officer could have fired at the first person he saw with a gun, not knowing it was a deputy in street clothes. Stinebruner said he doesn’t want to work as much overtime as he does, but it’s his duty to make sure the city is safe. “I like Muldraugh, but I have a home, too, and a life,” he said. Tate said he’s seen both Stinebruner and public works director Anthony Lee working off the clock several times, recalling an instance when he purposefully checked Lee’s time card when he saw him mowing city-owned property on a Sunday afternoon, and saw he was not clocked in. Reese said she wasn’t suggesting the city go unpatrolled or workers not get paid, she just wanted to draw some attention to the amounts of city money being spent on overtime. Tate said he would be all ears if the council could find better options for keeping the city patrolled and having the public works projects performed without paying the small staff of city workers so much overtime. During his department report, Lee said 45 of the city’s new water meters at the north end of town have been malfunctioning, and the appropriate people have been contacted about remedying

the problem. After detailing a major problem at the Sunset Street lift station, council voted reluctantly, but unanimously, to pay $12,700 from the sewer surcharge fund for equipment, including $3,200 on a retracting harness and tripod. Tate said the city was still losing 350,000 to 400,000 gallons of water a month. Lee said the new water meters were a step to alleviate the problem, but weren’t a 100 percent solution to the city’s water problems. He said until the majority of the city’s cracked and leaky water lines — which are nearly 60 years old — are replaced, water will continue to be lost. “If we had three million dollars to go in there and just fix it all, we’d do it,” Lee said. “But we don’t, so we’re doing it as we can.” In other city council news: •After a nomination by Pat Reese and a second by Woodie Holston, council voted unanimously to appoint Ralph Lee — a former councilman — to fill the vacancy left after Ron Heschke announced his resignation last month. •Tate is continuing to “clean-up Muldraugh.” He said 15 certified letters were sent to residents last week, informing occupants that their properties must meet city ordinance requirements as far as maintaining the appearance and the accumulation of junk and debris. Properties not in align with city policy are added to a list, and the homeowner will be contacted, he said. During the public session of Monday’s meeting, two Muldraugh residents spoke about the need for the city to improve its overall appearance. Tate assured them procedure is being followed, and those residents failing to clean up their properties will be taken to court. •Residents with tree limbs in their yards from the ice storm should haul the branches to the large brush pile at the north end of town by the first week of April. Neither the city or trash company will remove the debris.

much like the inaugural edition, which had a number of “firsts:” •It was the first large, fullcolor map of Meade County printed on high quality, glossy paper measuring 38 by 26 inches. •It was the first map of Meade County that listed all roads, streets, and highways, and that had grid references to their locations. •It was the first map of Meade County that included inset maps of all communi-

ties and towns — Brandenburg, Doe Valley, Ekron, Flaherty, Guston, KY 1816-KY 1862 Area, Muldraugh, Rock Haven/Lickskillet, US 60 Area, and Wolf Creek. •It was the first map of Meade County that listed its sponsors in a services directory and that pinpointed their locations. Aside from its quality, Powell says its wide distribution benefits not only the map’s sponsors but all of Meade County.


Pam Weber for locating the 2006 Osage Warrior Ambulance at that cost, saying a From page A1 brand new box ambulance would cost at least twice $173,691 in excess fees to the amount being spent. the court, which is about •Meade County jailer $800 less than what she had Troy Seelye said the jail is predicted last year. staying on budget, despite As the business session the early release programs concluded, magistrate implemented by the state Herbie Chism asked Cray- that are making it more croft for clarification about difficult for county jails to whether it is permissible house state inmates. for the county road departSeelye said one state ment to be hired by resi- inmate typically generdents wishing to have their ates about $1,000 per roadways entered into the month for county jails county road district. that house them. He also inquired about •Meade County Solid the county attorney’s of- Waste and Recycling Center fice pursuing delinquent Coordinator Mark Gossett accounts for taxpayers in asked fiscal court to review debt to the county. Cray- the yearly lease of the piece croft said several accounts of land the center’s satellite will soon be turned over recycling drop-off box sits to county attorney Marga- on in Battletown. ret Matney. He said the recycling Matney said she had markets are starting to look not received any delin- up after they had been disquent accounts for several mal for several months. •The court unanimously months, but is preparing to work on collecting from approved purchasing more those people whom Cray- than 20 tons of brick dust croft said were going to be to help maintain Ramsey, turned in to her office in Meade-Olin, and Flaherty baseball fields as the beginthe coming days. Other agenda items dis- ning of baseball and softball season approaches. cussed include: •Brandenburg resident •The unanimous approval of Fiscal Court to spend Barry Hahn was appointed $49,575 on an ambulance to the Meade County Pubfor Meade County EMS. lic Library Board of TrustMeade County Judge/Ex- ees, filling the vacancy left ecutive Harry Craycroft after the resignation of Tom commended EMS director Higgins.

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Wallace E. Thomas

Carl Thomas Wells

Wallace Edwin Thomas was born on Jan. 13, 1934, in Barren County, the son of L. K. and Pauline Thomas. Raised on a farm by hardworking and godly parents, Wallace came to faith in Jesus Christ as a young boy of nine years, a faith he shared with others all his life. He grew up as a young leader in Future Farmers of America anticipating a career in agribusiness. But it was during his early years as an agriculture major at Western Kentucky University that he sensed God calling him to become a minister of the Gospel. It was also during these years at Western that Wallace met the love of his life, Anna Kate Radford, who had surrendered her life, too, to Christian service. Their discovery of this common commitment sealed a bond of love between them that remained fresh and full of joy for 53 years. After earning his undergraduate education, “Wally” and “Kay”, as they nicknamed each other, moved to Atlanta where he earned the Master of Divinity degree in 1959 from Candler School of Theology of Emory University. It was during these years that they also had their first child, a daughter named Deborah Anne. A lifelong learner and reader, Wally also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1979 from Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Lindsey Wilson College. Spiritual leadership in the local church was Wally’s great gift, and each congregation he served flourished during his years there. Many of these churches, of all types and sizes, look back on “Wally’s years” as a golden time of ministry: the Mammoth Cave Circuit; Zebulon-Fincher Charge (Georgia); Park City (during which their second child was born, a son named David Radford); Munfordville-Mt. Beulah; Shively; Madisonville; and Christ United Methodist Church (Louisville). In each of these places, Wally also reached out to provide community leadership at multiple points of opportunity and need. Additionally, he served two full terms as a District Superintendent in the former Louisville Conference of the United Methodist Church — the Louisville South District and the Campbellsville District — inspiring passion and enhancing ministry skills among these churches and leaders. Since retirement in 1999, Wally served as a minister of evangelism and volunteer pastor in the Brandenburg United Methodist Church, the church family that has become a real home in recent years. And in all these times and places, Wally and Kay worked together as a team, making one another better and offering to everyone a model of marriage filled with love for God and others. Always committed to the core purpose of the Kingdom of God, Wally was a pioneer in introducing the Lay Witness Mission movement to Kentucky, through which many were given the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ personally. Wally was also the lead pastor in bringing to Kentucky the Walk to Emmaus movement, a Christian renewal and leadership development weekend experience In 1988, he led the Louisville Conference delegation to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, and he served on the General Conference Commission preparing for its 1992 session in Louisville. He served as a delegate to the World Methodist Conference meeting in Honolulu in 1981 and in Nairobi in 1986. Wally also served as Chairman of the Board of Wesley Manor Retirement Community in Louisville. During their retirement years, Wally and Kay have helped to found Camp T.E.S.S.A. (Teaching Effective Social Skills to children with Autism), a camping experience which has become the highlight of the summer for some very special children in central Kentucky. The vision for this camp came out of their love for their grand-daughter, Katie Caswell, who experiences the challenges of living with autism. Both Katie and “Poppy’s” other grandchildren — Luke, John Paul, and Mary Esther Thomas — will miss the best lap in the world to sit on and the loving heart of a great man they will never forget. Wallace E. Thomas leaves behind the greatest kind of legacy. He will be remembered as a man of Christlike integrity and gentle strength; a husband and father of exemplary love and faithfulness; a pastor known for his sound leadership and passion for the Gospel; and a friend whose consistent love and wisdom made you better. The earth is a poorer place today because of Wally’s great promotion to heaven. But our lives are richer because we knew him. Wally is survived by his wife Kate “Kay” Thomas; Daughter, Debbie (Steve) Caswell of Upton, Ky; Son, Rev. David R. (Karen) Thomas of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren, Katie Caswell, Luke Thomas, John Paul Thomas and Mary Esther Thomas; sister, Helen ( Douglas) Whitlow of Glasgow, Ky.. A service celebrating the life of Wallace E. Thomas was held Mar. 4, at Memorial United Methodist Church, 631 North Miles Street, Elizabethtown, Ky. Visitation were held Mar. 3, at the Brandenburg United Methodist Church, 215 Broadway/Highway 448, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorial gifts may be made to Camp T.E.S.S.A., c/o Lisa Stratton, 527 Bewley Boulevard, Elizabethtown, Ky., 42701. Online condolences may be made at

Carl Thomas Wells, 85 of Brandenburg, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Ky. He was born July 13, 1923 to the late Elzie Taylor and Sarah Frances McCorkle Wells. Carl was a former Mayor and City Councilman of Brandenburg and had retired from the Olin – Doe Run Plant in Brandenburg. He was also a member, Deacon and Trustee of the First Baptist Church in Brandenburg. His wife Loretta Vinson Wells, six sisters and one brother, preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Becky (Mark) Spry of Walton, Ky.; son Don (Becky) Wells of Bradenton, Fla; grandchildren, Tommy (Jennifer) Wells, Scott (Sara) Spry and Sallie Spry; great-grandchildren, Jordyn Wells, Presley Spry, Andrew Spry and Nicholas Spry. Funeral services were held March 9 at the First Baptist Church in Brandenburg with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Bruington-JenkinsSturgeon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Joyce Denise Sinnett Mrs. Joyce Denise Sinnett, 45, of Brandenburg, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Steve R. Sinnett; two sons, Joshua (Abby) Farrow of Louisville and Brandon Farrow of Brandenburg; a grandson, Tyler Silverhorn; her mother and step father, Barbara and Dusty Peaster; and three brothers, James Lutes, Bobby Lutes and Willie Lutes. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Moore, officiating. Burial will be in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shorty Williams, Josh Farrow, Brandon Farrow, Gregg Maxey, Steve Sinnett, Tommy Humphrey, and Debbie Chambers. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m., March 14. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family. Online condolences at

Gertrud Milda Lee Gertrud Milda Lee, 82, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Monday, March 9, 2009 at Kensington Manor in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Lee. She is survived by a niece, Janet Smith of Radcliff, Ky.; a great niece, Kaye Smith of Campbellsville, Ky.; a sister, Leni Heuke of Germany; two nephews; and special friends, Kevin Blankenship and Ramona Peterson of Elizabethtown, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. K. Christian Burton officiating. Burial will be in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Visitation will be today, beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The guest register may be signed at www.nebfh. com.

Zane Baxter Brown Zane Baxter Brown, 69, of Wolf Creek passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009. He was born Jan. 10, 1940 in Ekron to the late Cecil Guy and Pauline McIntire Brown. Zane was a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church and the Wolf Creek Fire Department. He is survived by is wife Shirley Ann Brown; daughters Cathy (Dale) Jenkins of Big Clifty, Ky., Denise (Adrian) Vanas of Brandenburg and Paula (Dean) Bradley of Depauw, Ind.; son, David Ellis of Wolf Creek; brothers, Garland (Gail) Brown of St. Louis, Mo., and Gary (Ann) Brown of Ekron; grandchildren, Jessica Troutman, Ellie Dugan, Dylan Vanas, Jessica Carver, Debbie Carver and T.J. Carver and great-grandchild, Jadyn Holmes. Funeral services were held March 8 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Padgett, Jr. officiating. Expressions of sympathy may go to the funeral home for the family. Online condolences may be made at

Donna Marea Waite Donna Marea Waite, 55, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009 at her home in Union Star, Ky. She was born March 19, 1953 in Fort Knox, Ky. to Wilma L. Mattingly Hobson of Leitchfield, Ky. and Allen A. Waite of Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Waite and Georgia Patterson; grandparents, J.B. and Pearlie Marie Mattingly of Leitchfield, Ky.; Allan Waite of Kansas City, Mo.; and Margaret Soderburg of Superior, Wis. Donna is survived by her husband and life partner, Mike Swink of Union Star, Ky.; sisters, Elaine Wyatt of Louisville, Lynn (Rick) Hooper of Shepherdsville, Ky.; Susan ( Mike) Hopson of Pikeville, Ky.; and Sharon (Rick) Dudgeon of Short Creek, Ky.; brother, Willie (Lynda) Wardrip III of Leitchfield, Ky.; sister-in-Law, Jennett Swink of Mooleyville, Ky.; brother-in law’s, Clayton Swink of Mooleyville, Ky., and Tom Patterson of Leitchfield, Ky. Funeral services were held March 10, at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with burial in Bruner Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

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Mary Nash, 97, of Lodiburg, Ky., passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Medco Nursing Home in Brandenburg. She loved to sew and worked in flowers. She was the oldest member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and was a member longer than anyone at the church. She was born Dec. 21, 1911 to the late Azariah & Pearl (Argabrite) Bruce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Nash and daughter, Nancy Fiffe. She is survived by one son, Sammie Nash of Crestview, Fla.; five daughters, Louise Doan of Webster, Ky., Ruby Calisi of Lodiburg, Ky., Rita Durham of Garrett, Marie Chamers of Elizabethtown, Ky., Geraldine Mattingly of Guston, Ky. Funeral services were held March 7, at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Lodiburg, Ky. with the burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Lodiburg, Ky.

Michele R. Clark Michele R. Clark, 43, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her father, Homer Paxton; a brother, Larry Paxton; and her father-in-law Ace Clark. She is survived by her husband, Ace E. Clark of Vine Grove, Ky.; a daughter, Kimberly Gonzales and her husband David of Radcliff, Ky.; a son, Eric Clark and his friend Claire Cronin of Vine Grove, Ky.; a granddaughter, Zaylee Clark of Radcliff, Ky.; her mother Joyce Sager and Paxton Sager of Friedens, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Max Barbara Humbert of Confluence, Pa., her mother-in-law, Olive Clark of Somerset, Pa.; a sister-in-law and her friend, Melody Simmons and Dave Ward; a brother-in-law and his wife, Jim and Kelley Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held March 12, at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Brian Clark officiating. The guest register may be signed at www.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Community Calendar

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.

Friday, March 13

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

Saturday, March 14

GOSPEL SINGING, 7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church. Gold Harbor Southern Gospel Group will sing. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, March 15

ARROWHEAD SHOW, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flaherty Fire Dept., at the corner of 1600 and Hwy. 144. Call Marion Ray at 270-828-3001 for information.

GLAD TIDINGS, 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Evangelists Don and Doris Carver will be ministering at Glad Tidings Christian Center, 515 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. Everyone is welcome. Call 270-422-2020 for information. BINGO, 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Farm Bureau Community Building in Brandenburg.

Monday, March 16

MELT DOWN MEADE COUNTY, 6-7 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Every Monday, March 16 through May 11. Nine week series offers information on nutrition and beginning physical exercise. Cost is $10 per person. For info call 270-422-4958 to pre-register.

MEADE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the fire department headquarters.

Tuesday, March 17

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES, 7 p.m. at Buck Grove Baptist Church, 255 Buck Grove Road. Free nursery care available for students during class. For more information, call 270828-3365 or 270-828-6320.

Wednesday, March 18

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR, 6-10 p.m. at EMS Training Center, 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. Call EMS at 812-738-7871 for information.

LINE DANCING, 7-8:30 p.m. at Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff, Ky. Beginning line dance lessons. Call 270-668-7324 for information.

Friday, March 20

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

Upcoming Events

GOLF SCRAMBLE, Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. at Doe Valley Golf Course. The 2009 Lady Waves Softball Team will host their 2nd Annual Golf Scramble. Contact Mike Harreld at 270-422-5369 or 270-668-8157 for information.

FARMER’S MARKET MEETING, March 21, 9:30 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. This is a New Vendor Meeting, those interested in participating in the Farmer’s Market during the 2009 season should attend. Call Amy at 270-422-7402 with any questions.

BOWFISHING 101 SEMINAR, March 20-21, Rough River Dam State Resort Park. Call 800-325-1713 for information.

HUNTIN’ THE BEAST OUTDOOR EXPO, April 11, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Meade County Fairgrounds

SPRING FLING, The Vine Grove Chamber is looking for crafters, flea mkt. and yard sale vendors for our Spring Fling May 9 at the Optimist Park in Vine Grove. For more info contact Donna Broadway at 270-877-2422. BOWHUNTER CLASS ARCHERY SHOOT, May 16, 9-11 a.m. Cale Brown Archery Range, Yellowbank, Ky. Brian Hamilton 270-945-5742 or Mike Greenwell 270-535-4371

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40’s, 50’s and early 60’s MUSIC Dinner performance by Wapituli. Favorite classics and standards from the 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s. $2 cover charge with dinner, $5 for music only. Call 270-422-2188 for info.

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STORY HOUR, 10:30 a.m.

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YOGA, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19

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Elvis Presley, impersonated by Caleb Brown of Campbellsville, Ky., performed for Blue River Island Baptist Church members and fans in Battletown Sunday. Brown was among the top-10 Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas in 2007.

Approach tasks with confidence 1 John 5: 14 says, “Now point and admitted defeat, this is the confidence that we but Edison had such confihave in Him, that if we ask dence in his ideas that he viewed failure not anything according Divine as a setback, but as to His will, He hears Guidance merely a stepping us.“ (NKJV) stone toward a great Although Thomas goal. In fact, when Edison did not techone young reporter nically “invent“ the asked, “Mr. Edison, light bulb the idea had been around why do you keep for at least 50 years trying to make light before he began tinby using electricDan kering with it. Newton ity when you have He did, howevfailed so many er, develop a safe, times?” practical, affordable, and Edison simply replied, long lasting source of elec- “Young man, don’t you retric light, which no one be- alize that I have not failed fore him had been able to but successfully discovdo. To accomplish this feat ered 6000 ways that don’t Edison first had to endure work.” hundreds of failures before When you truly follow perfecting even his first the course that God has light bulb. laid out for your life, you Most people would have can approach every task thrown in the towel at that with the utmost confidence

that you will succeed. You can trust that all the setbacks you endure are molding and developing you into the type of spiritually mature person that He desires. Above all, you can rest assured that as you encounter each frustrating problem in your life, He will extend His grace to you and comfort you in your time of need, so that you will be energized and ready to continue on in the tasks that He has prepared for you. Grace Baptist Church invites you to visit us for Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Be sure to listen to our Radio program every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

future mishaps. So the farmer called his neighbors for help and they all started shoveling dirt inside the well. Initially one could hear the loud cries coming from the well, but slowly the cries stopped coming. After some time they looked down the well. To their amazement the donkey was still very much

alive. As the farmers were throwing dirt into the well, the donkey was shaking the dirt from its back and was taking one step up. This way the donkey was gaining ground in the well and was coming closer to the top. Soon, the donkey was able to step out of the well and escape from certain disaster. Just like the donkey, life

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Elvis Presley visited a local church Sunday. Presley, impersonated by Caleb Brown of Campbellsville, Ky., performed for Blue River Baptist Church (BRBC) in Battletown. The church was packed full of members and local Elvis fans as Presley performed a classic array of gospel songs. Carol Corvin, a member of the church, contacted Brown, after he attended a previous performance of Brown’s. Brown was among the top-10 Elvis impersonators in Las Vegas in 2007, according to Lisa Eldredge, BRBC secretary. His schedule is currently booked for the rest of the year. BRBC is located at 595 Big Bend Road in Battletown. Services begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact Eldredge at 270497-4788.

Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of 2 Thessalonians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Titus 1, Paul wrote that “Unto the pure, all things are ...”? Gold, Righteous, Worthy, Pure 3. What archangel is mentioned by name in the book of Jude? Gabriel, Silas, Michael, Melchizedek 4. In 1 Kings 21, who forbid Naboth to give his vineyard to Ahab? The Lord, Jezebel, Absalom, Balaam 5. Jared was the father of Enoch and lived how many years? 110, 450, 600, 962 6. In Psalm 103:5, what bird’s youth is renewable? Dove, Eagle, Raven, Swallow ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Pure; 3) Michael; 4) The Lord; 5) 962; 6) Eagle

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One day a farmer lost his donkey. While searching for the donkey he heard loud cries coming from a dried up well. He looked down the well and found his donkey crying very sadly. He thought the old donkey must have received a lot of injuries. Its better to bury the donkey in the well and close the well to prevent

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swept over me. It was as though I had said, “I don’t love my mother anymore.” I meant no such thing. What I was feeling was a desire to be friends with my parents instead of accepting their authority over me. Freedom was granted very quickly thereafter. I hope you will be a bit more patient with your parents than I was with mine. I was only nineteen years old, and I wanted it all. I should have given them another year to adjust. Your mom and dad will also change their thinking if you give them a little time. They’ll accept you as an adult much quicker if you’ll get out on your own and establish an independent life for yourself. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.


into common parental misThe following summer, takes. That is, however, ex- I came home to visit my actly what happened when folks. Immediately, I found I was nineteen years myself in conflict old. We had been a Focus on with my mom. She very close-knit fam- the family was not intentionily, and it was diffially insulting. She cult for my mother simply responded to shift gears when I as she had done a graduated from high year earlier when school. I was still in high During that sumschool. But by then, mer, I traveled 1,500 I had journeyed James miles from home down the road and entered a colDobson toward indepenlege in California. dence. She was askI will never forget ing me what time I the exhilarating feeling of would be coming in at night freedom that swept over and urging me to drive the me that fall. It was not that car safely and advising me I wanted to do anything about what I ate. No ofevil or forbidden. It was fense was intended. My simply that I felt account- mother had just failed to able for my own life and notice that I had changed, did not have to explain my and she needed to get with actions to anyone. It was the new program. like a fresh, cool breeze on Finally, there was a flurry a spring morning. Young of words between us, and I adults who have not been left the house in a huff. A properly prepared for that friend came by to pick me moment sometimes go ber- up, and I talked about my serk, but I remained rath- feelings as we rode in the er sane. I did, however, car. “Darn it, Bill!” I said. quickly become addicted “I don’t need a mother to freedom and was not anymore.” about to give it up. Then a wave of guilt

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sometimes throws dirt on us. Refuse to accept the bad things in life. If we keep shaking off the dirt and taking a step up, eventually we will be able to climb out of that hole that life has put us in. Make the best of every situation. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

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A quality product isn’t just important for Richard Hyde; it’s everything. With the chaotic weather Kentuckians experience, it’s essential that homeowners not only try to save money, but invest in quality products that are sure to last for home repairs, additions and maintenance. “We bid our jobs knowing we’re going to do it right,” Hyde said. “My bid may not be the cheapest one, but we will bid for what it costs to do it right and leave a quality product behind.” Hyde is the owner of Hyde Home Improvement, a full-service, 24-hour home improvement business. Hyde offers services in home additions, remodeling, windows, siding, ceramic tile, concrete sidewalks, decks, driveways, rental property maintenance and much more. He’s spent years supervising in all types of trades. From electric to plumbing, he’s made sure his resume fits the description of any homeowner’s needs. “I gained years of experience in most of the more common trades, which gave me the education I needed to supervise all the trades on large construction projects,” he said. Since the business began in June 2008, Hyde and his four employees — John Moseley, William Vincent, Josh Daunis, and Scott Lewis — spend a lot of time remodeling bathrooms and kitchens, but the home improvement specialists are up for any job, “as long as we’re qualified for it,” Hyde said. Their expertise include floors, windows, building garages, putting up drywall, and installing carpet. Combined, Hyde’s crew has more than 45 years of experience, and any construction project Hyde and his crew work on, comes with a minimum of a oneyear warranty. Most products come with their own warranty, Hyde said, such as roof materials, which often have a 25- or 35- year warranty. “Any job that we do, I look at it as an individual situation, and then we apply a warranty period depending on what it is, but if we touch it, it’s a one-year warranty minimum,” he

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There’s economic doom and gloom in the newspaper over breakfast, and more bad news on the TV with dinner: It can take a toll on your frame of mind and load you down with stress. But you don’t have to succumb to the negativity and fears over the current economy. You can control your response to it. Step one is to look at your financial reality. Write down the amounts of all your monthly bills. Write down the balances you owe for credit cards and loans, down to the penny. Write down all your income. At that point you’ll know the true state of your

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TOP: Hyde Home Improvement owner Richard Hyde, far right, poses with his employees, John Moseley, left, Scott Lewis, William Vincent, and Josh Daunis after finishing roof repairs. ABOVE LEFT: Daunis, left, and Vincent, right, search the ground for nails after helping repair a roof. ABOVE CENTER: Moseley applies final touches to a garage roof. ABOVE RIGHT: Hyde helps his crew clean up. said. “If we put a door knob on for (a customer), and it has issues within that year, we’ll fix it; no problem.” Hyde said it’s important for homeowners to understand that just because a business bids a low price on his or her home repair or addition doesn’t mean the product will last. Most home improvement businesses try to cut the quality of their products “to increase their profit,” he said. One of the reasons Hyde said he loves his job and his business is because he knows he’s able to give customers want they want and still be able to sleep at night. “I like being able to say, ‘no, we’re going to do (the job) this way. Not that way because that’s more cost effective. This is what’s correct and this is what we’re going to do,’” he said. “I won’t accept work unless I know I can leave behind (a quality product).” Homeowners may also want to take notice of the stimulus bill President Barack Obama recently signed that applies to certain energy-efficient home

improvements. The bill includes a tax credit on exterior/storm windows and other qualifying products for 30 percent of cost, up to $1,500. Hyde Home Improvements will be replacing an entire house of windows in the next three weeks. “Basically, the tax credit will end up paying for all of the windows, and then (the customer) will just end up paying me labor,” he said. “(The customer) will pay me for the entire job at the moment, but at the end of the year, he’ll be able to get that as a tax credit and he’ll still get to keep a 50year warranty on an entire house of new windows where all he really had to pay for was the labor.” Hyde said he offers that service to any customer as long as the windows meet the requirements for the credit. Hyde and his wife, Kim, and their five children have lived in Meade County since 1995. He said many customers get confused when they see the business phone number, because of the Louisville area code, but the business is

absolutely homegrown in Meade County. When Hyde decided to start his own business, he said the risk was a huge leap from what he was used to, “especially when five children are depending on me,” he said. For nearly 20 years, he had worked for large construction businesses where the pay and benefits were great. “But now, I sleep at night,” he said. “I am excited. I don’t mind getting up for work. I like knowing that I am doing the right thing for the job and leaving (the customer) with a quality product that will last.” Hyde Home Improvement offers 24-hour services. For estimates or more information, contact Hyde at 502-773-2938, or e-mail hydehomeimprovement@

finances, and knowing the truth is always better. One of the most important things you can do in times of stress is guard your health. Stress can take a toll on your body and make you susceptible to illnesses — which are expensive. Look for ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Here are some ideas: • Get some exercise and release stress-busting endorphins. It doesn’t require an expensive gym membership. Build a snowman with the kids, go for a run or walk around the block. Even 15 minutes a day outside has health benefits, especially if the sun is out. • Find things to laugh about. Like exercise, laugh-

ter releases endorphins. • Bring out the old-fashioned board games. Dig out your old music and play it loud. • Scour the entertainment section of the newspaper for free activities, and make a list. • Go through the library’s magazine archive and pick out a few with topics that are new to you. Thumb through the magazines at breakfast instead of the daily paper. • Get started on a vegetable garden. No matter what space you have, you can grow something. If you end up with surplus, donate it to the local food bank. • Do something for others whenever you can. No matter your situation, there’s someone whose

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Community finds tractor show quite ‘en-Deere-ing’ By Crystal Benham

The Lincoln Trail Antique Power of the Past (LTAPP) organization held its 15th annual Farm Toy Show at the Farm Bureau Community Building in Brandenburg last Friday. Many flocked to the event, which had 24 vendors from Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky on hand selling a wide variety of antique and new popular tractor items. “This (Farm Toy Show) tied with a (previous show) for the most vendors,” said Neal Dodson, a member of the LTAPP. “We’ve had one vendor selling his own personal collection of tractors.” A hefty crowd visited the vendors in support of the organization, though Edd Pike, President of LTAPP, said the crowd was down from last year, but was still strong despite the current


TOP: A thick crowd of tractor lovers visited the Farm Toy Show last Friday. LEFT: Gary and Betty Brewer, of Henry County, stand with their farm display. Gary built the display by hand using the wood from the church he and his wife were married in 45 years ago. poor economy. Consumers were able to buy or trade anything from toy tractors to antique ‘40s and ‘50s machinery toys, and OEM tractor manuals. LTAPP members and

supporters also had grilled hamburgers and hot dogs available with other tasty treats for those who attended the event. Many people attended the show to set-up their

hand-crafted farm displays equipped with wooden barns, corn bins, real soil and dirt, and miniature fences. Revenue generated from the event will go to support

FFA welcomes ‘greenies’ during special ceremony The Meade County FFA hosted its annual Greenhand Ceremony Friday evening at the Meade County High School cafeteria, during which it welcomed new members into the organization. FFA student officers, teacher advisors and Kentucky FFA State President Quint Pottinger spoke during the ceremony, which was followed by a “Greenhand Lock-in” for new members to enjoy.

LTAPP, a local nonprofit organization. The club will donate 20 percent of the money to local charities like Project Graduation, Angel Tree, and Crusade for Children, Pike said.

Pike also wanted to inform supporters that the organization will host its 2009 Threshing Days at the fairgrounds in June. For more information, contact Edd Pike at 270-497-4268.


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Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 800-900 805 54.00 54.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 6 200-300 277 89.50-101.00 92.78 30 300-400 354 83.00-93.00 87.13 54 400-500 453 80.00-89.50 84.27 19 500-600 557 73.50-78.50 75.19 7 600-700 641 71.00-76.00 73.95 4 700-800 739 71.00 71.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 300-400 365 71.00-75.00 72.97 6 400-500 463 71.50-79.00 75.05 1 500-600 580 66.00 66.00 2 600-700 628 65.00-71.50 68.13 Feeder Heifers Small and Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 500-600 582 57.00-74.50 65.86 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 21 300-400 364 95.00-110.00 103.94 13 400-500 440 91.00-100.50 96.30 15 500-600 534 83.50-91.00 88.38 12 600-700 638 79.00-83.50 82.23 4 800-900 818 64.00-68.00 65.05 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 300-400 380 93.00 93.00 16 400-500 463 79.00-89.50 82.99 13 500-600 544 73.00-84.00 79.56 4 600-700 654 71.00-75.00 72.96 Stock Cows: No Test Stock Cows and Calves: Medium and Large 1-2: 3 to 8 years old 900 lbs. with 100-200 lbs calves at side 700.00 per pair. Stock Bulls: No Test Calves: Baby Beef calves: 110.00 per head

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UK ‘Fab 5’ star has had a ball with beef

Tim Dievert is big on beef. Always has been, always will be. Ever since his days as a young 4-H’er, learning the business under the watchful eyes of his father, the 60-year-old’s life has evolved around cattle. As a student at the University of Kentucky, he was a member of a Fab Five team winning an international competition. No, not THAT Fab Five team, but the one representing the College of Agriculture. “I guess that’s still the highlight of my career in the industry,� says Dievert, looking toward the large framed ribbon hanging inside his Perryville Road office. The year was 1969, and he was one of the members of the team winning the Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the International Livestock Exposition held at Union Stockyards in Chicago. It marked the first time a group from the South had earned the honor and still ranks as the only such championship in UK history. After graduating from UK in 1970, he returned to Blugrass Farm in Boyle County where he and his dad maintained an Angus herd numbering over 400 in the late ‘70s and

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early ‘80s. He began scaling back in 1986 following the death of his father, turning his attention to the sales side of the industry and later running a catering business with his wife, Margie, who also manages the cafeteria at Danville High School. Assisted by their three offspring, Reed, Niesje and Brooke, the family continued to maintain a small herd of beef cattle, assuring everyone had plenty to occupy their time. “My children never told me they were bored more than once,� says Dievert, flashing his trademark smile. Today, the jobs of all three reflect their farm background and strong work ethic. Kevin is manager of the O’Charley’s restaurant in Danville; Niesje and her husband are veterinarians in south Alabama; and Brooke helps in the catering business in addition to teaching first grade in the Danville School System. “I guess you could say we have the beef industry covered from conception to consumption,� says Tim. As pleased as he is with his children’s accomplishments, Dievert is equally proud of the beef industry


Tim Divert makes the morning rounds feeding cattle at the Boyle County farm. and its resiliency, even in tough economic times. “We were talking after a sale I helped put on up in Owenton the other day about how amazing it is we can still make things work even when costs have doubled,� he says. He credits quality of product and excellent management with being the keys to successful production. “Kentucky farms are perfect for cattle and will always be tops in the industry because of the quality of the grass, the good water, and the generally good climate conditions,� he says.

That ideal environment is what has made Kentucky the largest beef producing state east of the Mississippi River. Central Kentucky has one of the heaviest concentrations of Angus cattle in the country, according to Dievert. “At one time there were more registered Angus cattle within a 50-mile radius of Danville than any other place in America,� he explains. “It’s the product we have that makes it work. We have what people want to eat, and beef is the meat of

choice because of the quality,� he maintains. Tim says the family catering business provides unique insight into the public’s eating habits. “We do a buffet a lot and when we provide steaks along with another choice of meat, the steaks are always gone in a hurry.� Although some areas of farming have moved toward large commercial operations, Tim sees that is much less likely to happen in the beef industry. “Raising cattle properly is not something you can do with feed lots and that

keeps the small breeder operating,� says the man who has served on the Beef Expo Board since 1987. Dievert, who spends most of his time now in cattle sales management, is well aware of challenges facing producers, not the least of which is the economic downturn. “Farming requires lots of credit, and that can be tougher to get these days,� he says. But challenges are something Dievert has become accustomed to dealing with, including an incident from his early days on the UK campus. He was assigned to a room in Haggin Hall, but when he reached what he thought was his room, the names Pat Riley and Louie Dampier were on the door. Right room number, but wrong section. When he finally arrived at his room, he found his roommate attired in a madras shirt, madras shorts (definitely not a match to the shirt), yellow socks, and black lace-up shoes. “I became good friends with one of the guys next door. Plus, I had a car and went home every weekend,� says Tim.

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This recipe is perfect for crockpot cooking or for slow-cooking in a roasting pan in the oven. It also freezes well and can last for up to six months. This saucy beef stew is a bowlful of comfort on a cold day, or it makes a hearty sandwich for supper on a warm one. Saucy Beef Stew If you’re planning to prepare this stew in a slow cooker, follow steps one and two and then place the meat and the sauce in a crockpot, add the fresh or dried rosemary and thyme, cover and cook on low for 7 hours or until tender. Remove the sprigs of fresh herbs (if used), and season to taste before serving. Prep: 10 minutes Cook: About 2 1/2 hours Makes: 3 quarts 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 5 pounds lean beef chuck, cut into 1- to 2-inch cubes Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 extra-large onions, finely diced 5 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 quart low-sodium beef broth 2 cups filtered water 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 sprigs each fresh rosemary and thyme (or 1 teaspoon each dried) 1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 6-to 8-quart heavy Dutch oven over

medium heat. Add a third of the beef, season lightly with salt and pepper, and cook, turning infrequently, until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate and repeat with oil and the remaining beef and more salt in two batches. 2. Add the last tablespoon of oil, the onions and garlic to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle the flour on top and cook, stirring constantly until thick and lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the broth, water, vinegar, and tomato paste. Bring the mixture to a boil. 3. Return meat to the pan, add rosemary and thyme, and return to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours. 4. Uncover pot and continue simmering for up to 30 minutes more, until the meat is nicely tender but still holds its shape. Remove the sprigs and season to taste before serving. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian, and the author of five cookbooks. Her new inspirational book is “Ten Ingredients for a Joyous Life and a Peaceful Home,� cowritten with Pastor Salem Robinson Jr. She’s known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!� television cooking show. Visit her Web site at (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed throughout a person’s life. Meade County girls tennis coach Michele Miller is trying to instill that life-long passion into her very young tennis team, but she still has a competitive edge. “I’m competitive and it would be nice to win,” Miller said. “But it’s also developing a life-long love for this sport. This is a sport you can play your entire life. I want them to come out here, play and have fun, but I want them to compete too.” The team only returns three players from last year’s team — No.1 singles player junior Caroline Wilson and No. 1 doubles team junior Olivia Wright and junior Alexis Hobbs. While fielding several players who have never touched a tennis



Alexis Hobbs (above) looks to pair up with Olivia Wright to make the No.1 doubles team.

No. 1 senior doubles leads youthful team By Ben Achtabowski With temperatures reaching the 70s this week, the Meade County boys tennis team geared up for the upcoming season. While the team is very young, it looks to build upon last year’s foundation. “They look good,” tennis head coach Mark Zweifel said. “I’m surprised; they look really good this year. I think we can do a little better than we did last year.” The team is led by its returning No. 1 doubles team — seniors Jonah Cundiff and David Medley. Last year, the team finished third in the region and qualified for the state tournament — the first Meade


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The 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 per team, with four 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.

in high school,” Union College’s assistant coach Chris Murphy said. “He’s going to have to get past the fact that he’s not the big dog anymore. He’s just a little fish in a big pond now.” “I’m going to go over the middle a little more and block a lot,” Addesa said. “I’m going to get bigger, stronger and faster.” With the summer to work on his speed and strength, Murphy believes Addesa has a chance to see

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Michael Addesa may take some time to get used to his new orange and black Union College football jersey. After wearing the Meade County Greenwave green and white on the field for his entire football career, he officially signed with the Union College Bulldogs on Tuesday and donned his new orange and black No. 85 jersey. “I feel great right now,” Addesa said. “I want to get

out there and play some football right now. It’s not going to be the same because I’m not wearing the green and white, but it’s still football.” Addesa — wide receiver and safety for the Greenwave — will move on to Union College to play the slot receiver position. The position change will be slightly different for Addesa, who is used to being the big play receiver at Meade County. “The biggest key is everybody in college was good


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Track team opens season with Mason Dixon games. For full results turn to B2.

Addesa switches from ‘Wave green to Bulldogs orange

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LEFT: Christoph Hasse works the baseline. ABOVE: David Medley returns a serve during practice. County team to do so in more than 10 years. The pair has set lofty goals and region coaches have already ranked them the No. 1 doubles team around. “Do I think they can do

it?” Zweifel said. “Yeah, I do and so do some of the other coaches in the district and region.” Those high expectations


It’s early in the season, but Elliott Sadler is looking good By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week It’s still early, of course, but Elliott Sadler is 11th in the Sprint Cup point standings. Not bad for a driver who was supposedly out of a job. During the off-season, when George Gillett absorbed Petty Enterprises and renamed his operation Richard Petty Motorsports, Sadler was apparently replaced in the team’s No. 19 Dodge by A.J. Allmendinger. The 33-year-old Sadler, who has three career victories and made the Chase in 2004, initiated legal action and kept his job. Allmendinger is now driving the team’s No. 44 Dodge, though the team will have to secure addi-

tional sponsorship in order for it to continue beyond the early races. Sadler, a native of Emporia, Va., said he has no hard feelings. The incident certainly didn’t hinder his performance in the Daytona 500, where he finished fifth and led until shortly before rain brought the season opener to a premature ending. “We got off to a great start,” said Sadler. “Anytime you go to Daytona and finish in the top five, you feel like you’re ahead of the game and have some momentum going into the second race. “It’s definitely good for your mentality. It’s definitely good for your race team.” Sadler finished 25th in the season’s second race at

Auto Club Speedway. “We still have a lot of work to do,” he said. “We need to get stronger as a race team. The manufacturer (Dodge) needs to get stronger. We all need to be stronger. “Have we closed that gap? I don’t know. It’s still too early to tell ... We feel like we’ve closed the gap a little bit.” In California, Sadler drew some attention when asked about Auto Club Speedway’s attendance problems. “We just have to do a better job of getting fans to this particular race track,” he said. “If I had anything to do with this track, I would go to every single middle school within 50 miles of this place and give away free tickets. What’s the dif-


Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Dodge for Richard Petty Motorsports, started the season out of a job. ference in an empty seat and a free ticket? You might sell a Coca-Cola to them in the stands.” Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year

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Spring 2009 Meade County tennis teams

The 2009 boys tennis team (above) is posed to make a run at the district and region championships. Members of the team include: Tyler Chapman, Jonah Cundiff, David Medley, Matt Buckman, Quintin Franke, Christoph Hasse, William Kaelin, Adam Feldpausch, Chase Garris, Matt Hewlett, Dalton Morgan, Sean Sayenga, Stewart Johnson, Josh Morgan, and Bruce Feldpausch. The 2009 girls tennis team (left) is made up of Allie Bogard, Mallory Brown, Corina Ellis, Jessie Coppage, Rebecca Hail, Essence Hammock, Alexis Hobbs, Ashley Lazaros, Jena McKinney, Caroline Wilson, and Olivia Wright. THE NEWS STANDARD/BEN ACHTABOWSKI

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Track team starts season Staff Report The News Standard The Meade County track teams competed in the Mason Dixon games in Louisville last Saturday. Results to the meet: Girls 55 Meter Dash 29 Woodward, Johnna 16.00 Girls 400 Meter Dash 17 Fochtman, Chelsea 66.00 Girls 1500 Meter Run 13 Smith, Cynthia 5:53.26 Girls 3000 Meter Run 10 Dukes, Kim 12:22.84 Girls 55 Meter Hurdles 4 Brown, Tiffany 16.68 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 4 Meade County ‘A’ 1:50.00 1) Stanfield, Marley 2) Jenkins, Shelby 3) Evans, Carly

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only make the duo more confident. “We want to make state definitely,” Cundiff said. “We want to start out winning the region. I think we can do that this year.” During the state tournament last year, Cundiff and Medley lost in the second round to a team from Christian Academy. One of the players was a seventh grader. “That was an eye-opening experience for them,” Zweifel said. “That’s why they went and played in Louisville (during the off-season). They got some tough competition there. It helped them a great deal. Playing in the state tournament helped them a great deal, too. They saw what the competition was like. They saw what they had to do to compete with the best.” The team went into the off-season focusing on its serves, while continuing aggressive net play. “Our serves have improved a lot from last year,” Medley said. “But we just want to keep being aggressive.” The two athletes were unable to practice much during the fall because Cundiff played on the football and soccer teams. “We haven’t improved as much over the off-season as we would have liked to,” he said. “I played football this fall and we didn’t get to play much, but we’re getting better.” With one season under their belt, the pair heads into this year with good chemistry — which is key for any successful doubles team. “Jonah (Cundiff) is the serious guy and David (Medley) is the knucklehead,” Zwiefel joked. “They balance each other well. They work well together and that’s key. If you look at them you would never guess they were aggressive, but they are. They’ll get after you.” “It’s a shame they are both seniors. If they would have played all four years, who knows where they would be now.” The only other senior on the team is Tyler Chapman who moves from a doubles team to a singles spot this year. Although the move is a big step for any player, Chapman welcomes the challenge, which better suits his playing ability. “I work best by myself,” Chapman said. “I don’t like to depend on a partner. Since it’s my first time playing sin-

significant playing time as a freshman. In fact, Addesa was the No. 2 wide receiver on Union College’s recruiting list, next to Elizabethtown’s all-state wide receiver Chris Gohman. “We got us a good one today,” Murphy said after Addesa signed his commitment papers. “He’s going to play inside receiver. We’re pretty slim at that position right now so he’s coming in with a great chance to play as a freshman. He has great hands. We’re going to work on his speed a little bit, but with his hands and his ability, he’ll be good for us.” Addesa would like to gain some weight before this fall when he starts football practice, but also wants to work on his speed, so he decided to join the Meade County track team as a sprinter. “I joined the track team, hopefully that will get me into shape,” he said. “I have to lift every day. I have to put on 20 pounds — that’s not going to be easy.” His new coach was very pleased to see he was running track this spring. “It’s good to see that he’s running track,” Murphy said. “I was happy to find that out. It sounds like he’s doing pretty well at that too.” Before he decided to sign with Union College, Addesa had several schools interested, but the Bulldogs gave him the best impression. “I narrowed it down to Thomas Moore (College) and Union,” he said. “By far, Union had the best atmosphere. It’s a lot like Meade County. They love their football down there. They are a team that wants to win. Everyone is wearing orange and black football t-shirts.”

Inexperience From page B1 racket and ball before the start of this season, the team has a lot of room for improvement. “This is the first time they have played in this capacity,” Miller said. “We’ve started with the basics. We’re young. It’s the start of the season and we have a long road ahead of us.” Wilson will fill the No. 1 spot for the Lady Waves. Last year, she took the spot late into the season and she was knocked out of the


Junior Allie Bogard serves the ball during practice.


William Kaeline grinds the baseline during practice. gles, I expect to get beat, but I’m going to play hard and win a couple matches this year, too.” The three other singles players include German foreign exchange junior Christoph Hasse, sophomore William Kaeline, and freshmen Chase Garris — all of whom have never played singles tennis before. “Chase is very athletic because (he’s on the basketball team),” Zweifel said. “Hasse is very athletic, too. Everyone I have out here is athletic, which is nice because they are going to do things other players can’t. That will sneak up on some people.” Zweifel explained that there are two types of single match players, the grinder — who plays the baseline and keeps the ball in — and the serve and volley player — who serves the ball and crashes the net. “Most of my guys are grinders right now,” he said. “No one wants to come to the net. That’s what makes them feel comfortable. I’m fine with that, I’ll teach them both ways, but you want them to feel comfortable out there.” Zweifel also feels his other doubles teams will surprise some people this season. Eighth-grader Adam Feldpausch and freshman Josh Morgan will make up one of the doubles teams, while freshmen Matt Hewlett and Dalton Morgan will make up the other. During home matches, Zweifel plans to stray away from the usual three singles matches and two doubles matches by switching to two

singles matches and three doubles matches. The Greenwave are preparing to face some tough competition including perennial region powerhouses Elizabethtown, Central Hardin and LaRue County. “LaRue Central and Elizabethtown are the biggest games,” Zweifel said. “Those are the three key matches. If they perform well, then we’ll know where they are. I hope (the other coaches) don’t stack it.” “Stacking” is sometimes practiced when coaches don’t want to show their best teams in an exhibition match. They’ll move their No. 1 player to the three or four spot. But even with the powerhouses of Elizabethtown and LaRue, Zweifel thinks the Greenwave have a chance to claim a team first place. “(Elizabethtown) and LaRue are going to be good,” Zweifel said. “Central Hardin always has a way to sneak up on people. There’s an outside chance that we could be in the run for a team title.” As of now, the team is still fine-tuning and expects to improve throughout the season. “They know they are going to go against better players,” Zweifel said. “They know they’re going to get beat. That’s why I love these guys. But they’re still here and they still want to play. They are all really good kids. I enjoy having them out here. It should be a fun season.” The season starts March 24 when the team faces North Hardin at the Doe Valley Tennis Club.

second round of the region tournament. “I got to the second round in regions last year, which is good,” Wilson said, “but I would like to improve upon that this year.” “She’s definitely our strength,” Miller added. “Hopefully with her at the No.1 spot we can win a few more matches than we did last year.” Wright and Hobbs will take up the No. 1 doubles team. Last year, the duo competed at the No. 3 singles spot. “I’m terrified,” Wright said about jumping up two spots this season. “Last year, we were OK. It was our first time ever playing. We kind of have experience under out belt, but not as much as we would like.” The two of them grew up together and spent the summers on the tennis court hitting the ball around, but last year they decided to play on the Meade County team. Knowing that both Hobbs and Wright were sophomores last year, Miller decided to pair them up so they would have three years together. “Me and Olivia have always played around (with tennis.)” Hobbs said. “So we joined the tennis team and were put together by our coach. It turned out to work really well.” “Their chemistry is really good,” Miller said. “Having them return is big for us this year. Last year, I wanted to put them together so they could have

experience for this year and hopefully next year.” Freshmen Jessie Coppage and Jena McKinney will join up to make the No. 2 doubles team. “I’m hoping to set them as my doubles two,” Miller said. “I hope the more time they are together and the more time they have to click. I think they could be good. They have opportunity to get better the next three years.” The team also fields several Meade County soccer players such as junior Allie Bogard, senior Ashley Lazaros, and junior Rebecca Hail. “I think there is opportunity for improvement,” Miller said. “There are a couple girls that could get that experience and really step up and help us out. I think they can grow leaps and bounds this season.” The team is looking forward to playing Fort Knox this season, which has become a big rivalry for the tennis team. “Fort Knox,” Hobbs shouted. “I can’t wait to play them.” Her teammate, Wright is excited to play Elizabethtown, one of the best teams in the region. “I’m looking forward to the (Elizabethtown) match,” Wright said. “I’m just excited to play them and see if we actually improved (from last year).” The season opens up against North Hardin on March 24 at the Doe Valley Tennis Club.

Last year the Union Bulldogs went 9-3 with a second place finish in their National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) conference and were ranked 10th in the nation. Murphy says the team this year will be a top-15 team in the nation. Playing in the NAIA will also give Addesa the opportunity to hook back up with old Meade County teammates, such as Nick Stinnett of Campbellsville College, and Chris Roe of Georgetown College — only this time they’ll be foes. Now that Addesa committed to play college football, his father, Rocco Addesa, and mother, Kelly, will get another four years to cheer on their son. “I’ll be a busy fan,” Rocco Addesa said laughing, who is also the president of the Greenwave Football Boosters. “I’ll be wearing green on Friday, Orange on Saturday.” With a near three-hour trip to Barbourville, Ky., Addesa’s family hopes to make it to as many games as possible. “It’s a long trip,” Rocco Addesa said. “I won’t make all the games, but I’ll be down there.” Michael Addesa received a full scholarship from the Army ROTC, which he will be part of for four years at Union College. After that he plans to serve another eight years — five years in a reserve unit and three years in inactive reserves — while studying criminal justice and becoming a state police officer. “He’s going to do really good,” said Michael’s mother, Kelly Addesa. “Michael has always had his goals in order. He always knows what he wants. I think it’s a good fit for him. The class sizes are small and there are a lot of opportunities there.” Though leaving to play for the orange and black Bulldogs, Addesa will never forget his green and white roots. “I’m going to miss practices,” he said. “They were great. I’ll miss the games. I’ll miss everything about Meade County.”


Addesa signs a contract to play football with Union College alongside his parents, coaches, and Meade County teammates on Monday afternoon.

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By Crystal Benham Meade County High School held its first student health fair last Friday in the school’s gymnasium. District school nurse Karen Cottrell, MCHS’s school nurse Kellie Conley and Meade County Health Department School Nurse Educator Debbie Hessler coordinated the all-day event. Last year, the team of three hosted a health fair for the district’s faculty and staff members at various Meade County schools and this year they decided to hold a fair for MCHS students. Nearly 20 booths were set up with representatives from Hardin Memorial Hospital, Harrison County Hospital, Lincoln Trail District Health Department, Kentucky State Police, and Meade County Health Department. Organizations such as Susan G. Koman for the Cure, Health Occupational Students of America, and Think Your Drink also participated in raising awareness of various health issues. Students were provided with information from the representatives on health topics such as diabetes, tobacco prevention, alcohol use and fatal vision, oral health, and more.


ABOVE: Students receive information about various young-adult health issues at one of the many booth set up during the health fair. LEFT: Nearly 20 different stations were part of the high school’s firstever student health fair held last week in the gym. “It’s really been a nice group (of students) coming in and I can tell they’ve really been educated about the harms that (tobacco use) does,” said Rod Mattingly, a representative of Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Mattingly held a

DECA members earn top places at state More than 20 Meade County High School students attended the state DECA competition held March 1-3 at the Galt House in Louisville, and several earned top honors. Shandra Hagerman won third place in Sales and Customer Service; Lauren Duhan won third place in Retail Merchandising; Amy Hardesty was a finalist in Accounting Applications; and Marcie Ballard and Paige Brown were finalists in the Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decisionmaking category. Kathryn Anderson won second place in Restaurant and Food Service Management, which qualified her for a trip to the national competition.

booth at the fair for tobacco prevention. Students who visited more than 10 booths at the fair had their names put into a drawling to win prizes that were donated by various high school organizations.

“The kids have been really active going to all the booths gathering information,” Cottrell said. Cottrell, Conley, and Hessler said they plan to alternate the student health fair and faculty and staff health fair annually.


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TOP: Shandra Hagerman, Kathryn Anderson, Lauren Duhan, Amy Hardesty, Marcie Ballad and Paige Brown were some of the top place finishers. ABOVE: The group of 21 DECA students pose for a picture.


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Turkey and deer seasons reach record highs Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s 2008-09 deer and fall turkey seasons are now over, with hunters taking the second highest number of fall turkeys and third highest number of deer on record. Hunters checked 5,058 turkeys and 120,571 deer during the fall season. View the telecheck results online. “There were a couple of factors that went into the near-record turkey harvest,” said Steven Dobey, turkey program coordinator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “The outstanding reproduction that we saw in the summer of 2008 put a lot of turkeys on the ground that were available for harvest this winter. Summer 2008 was the highest turkey reproduction since 2000.” The other factor was hunter participation. Dobey said as the state’s turkey flock has grown, hunters have become more interested in fall turkey hunting. “Turkey numbers are at an all-time high,” Dobey said. “Because turkey sea-

son in particular overlaps with deer season, we’re seeing a lot more interest in fall turkey hunting.” Dobey added that even a high fall turkey harvest should not impact overall turkey numbers to the point that spring hunters see fewer birds. “Relatively speaking, few birds are harvested in the fall,” he said. “Hunters harvested just over 5,000 birds in the entire fall season, while we’ll take up to 30,000 in just the month of April. Fall harvest overall doesn’t have a detrimental impact statewide.” David Yancy, a biologist in Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s big game program, believes the near-record deer harvest was due in part to a lower harvest in 2007. Yancy believes concern over the effects of a severe outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) that year may have kept the harvest down. “Some people either didn’t hunt at all, or only harvested antlered deer,” Yancy said. “That left more deer on the ground for fawning last summer, so there were more deer out there to be encountered by

hunters this year.” Hunters took about 49 percent female deer during the 2008-09 season. Yancy said that’s not a bad proportion, since deer numbers need to be reduced in some high-population areas. Still, deer managers would like to see an even higher proportion of does in the harvest to keep deer numbers in balance with habitat. “We would like to see it be the other way around, with 51 percent female harvest and 49 percent male harvest,” said Yancy. “If we could get back to that next year, we’ll be doing well.” Near-record seasons indicate large deer and turkey populations. Biologists estimate Kentucky’s deer herd at about one million animals, while the turkey flock is estimated at about 200,000 birds. After decades of population growth, however, both species’ numbers are leveling out. Turkeys and deer have now filled the state’s best habitat, limiting the potential for population growth. “The deer population is reaching an equivalent


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The Cooperative Dove Field Program provides grants for farmers to hunt on farmland. Resources Conservation Service liaison. “Larger fields up to 20 acres are preferred, however in the past, we have had some excellent smaller fields enrolled in the program,” said Rocky Pritchert, migratory bird coordinator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “All fields regardless of size will be

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Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Kentucky farmers can earn some extra cash this year by enrolling in the Cooperative Dove Field Program offered by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The sign-up period for the program continues through March 15. The Cooperative Dove Field Program provides Kentuckians more hunting opportunities and generates important new income for the state’s farmers. Fields planted in the spring with sunflowers, millet or other grains for dove hunting can generate as much as $3,500 for a landowner when leased to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife for public hunting. An idle or fallow field planted to winter wheat might also qualify. Any field previously intended for silage production can easily become a dovehunting field by working with your local Kentucky Fish and Wildlife private lands biologist or Natural

limit of what the habitat can support.” While hunters won’t post a record harvest every year,

The free seminar starts Friday night and continues Saturday with two sessions, one being the classroom portion, and the second is the hands on experience. No equipment is needed to attend this seminar. All equipment is provided but you may bring your own equipment. Pre-registration is required because class size is limited. Please call the park for more information or to make reservations if you wish to stay overnight, 800325-1713. Bowfishing seminars are also planned for Kenlake State Resort Park April 1718; Barren River State Resort Park June 12-13 and Jenny Wiley State Resort Park July 17-18. For more information about the support group, visit http://www.bowfishing. com/main.htm.

evaluated and considered for the program.” Area farmers interested in the Cooperative Dove Field Program should contact their Kentucky Fish and Wildlife private lands biologist or Natural Resources Conservation Service liaison no later than March 15. The current contact in-

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you tend to bore easily and leave others to finish what you start, this is one time when you'd be wise to complete things on your own. Then you can move on to something new. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your indecision about a personal situation might come out of those mixed signals you're getting. Best not to make any commitments until you have a better sense of how things are going. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A dispute appears to be getting out of hand. But you should be able to step in and bring it all under control soon. Be patient. News about a potential career move might be delayed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career obligations could interfere with important personal plans. But using a combination of common sense and compromise helps resolve the dilemma to everyone's satisfaction. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A stressful situation drains some of your energy reserves. But you soon bounce back in time to finish your tasks and enjoy a well-deserved weekend getaway. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to throw a party for friends and colleagues and surprise them with your dazzling domestic skills. You might also want to reconsider that career move you put on hold. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A sudden change of mind by someone you relied on could cause a delay in moving ahead with your plans. But those whom you've helped out before are prepared to return the favor. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You start the week feeling too shy to speak up in front of others. However, your self-assurance soon takes over, giving you the confidence you need to make yourself heard. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) One way to deal with a pesky personal dilemma this week is to meet it head-on. Insist on an explanation of why the situation reached this point and what can be done to change it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The creative Capricorn finds several outlets for her or his talents this week. Also note that while a romantic connection looks promising, remember to allow it to develop on its own. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You stand out this week as the best friend a friend can have. But be careful that you don't take too many bows, or you might see gratitude replaced with resentment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) What seems to be an ideal investment should be checked out thoroughly before you snap at the offer and find yourself hooked by an expensive scam. BORN THIS WEEK: Your wisdom is matched by your generosity. You are a person who people know they can rely on.

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FOR RENT - 3 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, electric a/c & heat, cistern, 7 miles from the Brandenburg Bypass located between Payneville and Battletown area. You must like to live in the country. $450 a month plus utilities, Lawn care provided by landlord. 1 year lease. Call 270-668-1800.

2 Yorkshire female piglets born 12-14-08. 1 male piglet born 1-2-09. Asking $100 for each. Call 270497-4516. Steel gooseneck horse trailer, can haul up to 4 horses with tack room, $1,800, call 270-6682881. COMMERCIAL SECURITY GATE. Approx. 15 ft. w/ motor. Never been installed. Call for more information. 270-828-2927. A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!! Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit- No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. its yours NOW- Call 800-840-5366. Sawmills From Only $2,900. Convert your logs to valuable lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. norwoodsawmills. com/300n. Free information: 800-578-1363 ext. 300N. 15" Monitor with keyboard, in working condition, $20, Call 270-945--6589.

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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 812738-7830 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.

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REPO BUILDINGS- Steel factory has (3) Arch Type Buildings for Immediate sale. 30x42 / 40x56 Call Bill 800-941-1138. www. greatamericansteelspan. com.

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.

Puppies for sale. Pure breeds and hybrid 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.

4.5 acres. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1500 sq. ft. home. Well, septic, all electric and a chain link fence. Also has a 24x48 garage. Must See. Call Tracy at 270-5470653.

5 miles from Brandenburg ByPass. Singleton Road. 29 acres. Mobile home and barn. $109,000. Owner Financing to qualified buyer. 270-547-5660. Larry Butler, Broker.

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.

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


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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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Stop Smoking Successfully. $30 fee includes book and educational materials (does not include nicotine replacement products). Minimum of four participants must be enrolled for class to be held. Call Harrison County Hospital at 812-738-8708 for more information and registration.


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1988 Ford F-150 cargo van, 113,000 miles. $1,000. 1994 Ford Explorer $600. Call 270-496-4579 or 270-863-1055.

1986 Iroc Z Camaro, 350 tuned port, fuel injection, 65,000 original miles, t-tops, PW, PDL, all original, maroon with grey interior, A1 shape, garage kept, only been in the rain twice. Super nice car, it is a keeper! Call to set up an appointment to see. Must sell, sacrifice price at $7,500, serious inquiries only. 270-945-1615.

Licensed Insurance Agent for a local insurance agency. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 21 Irvington, Ky. 40146.

CEO & Financial partners wanted by division of 36 year old multi-dimentional KY Company developing national franchise growth plans. 75K required. Ground floor opportunity. 502-569-1965.


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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. 8 ac, water-elec-woods near Webster-Breck Co. Only $24,900. We pay cash for farms or land. Call MW at 668-4035 or www.

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LOTS FOR SALE ENGLISH ESTATES Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900 Lot 28 - 1.696 acres $19,600 Lot 42 - 1.224 acres $13,900 Lot 48 - 1.572 acres $15,290 Lot 49 - 1.296 acres $14,500 Lot 50 - 1.27 acres $14,400 Lot 51 - 1.232 acres $13,900 INDIAN OAKS SUBDIVISION Lot 10 - 3.46 acres $25,500 Lot 14 - 2.5297 acres $17,000 Lot 15 - 2.5399 acres $17,000 MEADE SPRINGS Lot 29 - 4.092 acres $35,000 Lot 30 - 4.988 acres $42,000 On Meade Springs Road HARDESTY-RAYMOND ROAD Lot 9 - 6 acres $30,000

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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@ Nice 7 acres with mature trees and great building spot on blacktop road frontage in Hardinsburg. $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, open and wooded, 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 For many more listings, call 866-865-5263!

22+ acres GREAT FOR HUNTING or future home site, beautiful view, rural area, six miles from Brandenburg ByPass Road ONLY asking $44,000. Call 270-668-1800.

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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! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Building lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! 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! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222. Mobile Home on nice lot near Rough River Lake, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, very clean and nice with new hardwood laminated flooring through-out the home. Located off Hwy. 401 and CenterviewRough River Road. $49,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222.

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HOMES 5 acres, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home, needs some work, Big Springs area of Hardin County, $49,900 OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on permanent foundation, 1 +/- acre off 1638 in Meade Co., open floor plan, laminate flooring in eat-in kitchen, new appliance and large back deck, $79,900. 4 bedroom, 1 bath home in Ekron are of Meade Co., 2 +/- acres with 2 outbuildings, $59,900 OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on permanent foundation on Middle Creek Rd, in E-town area of Hardin Co., Fresh Paint and Flooring, Move-in Ready, $79,900.

LOTS & ACREAGE 3.5 Acres, set up for mobile, septic, electric, cistern, driveway, Payneville, REDUCED $22,900.

13 acres in Flaherty, mostly open with some woods. Nice barn, beautiful building site. $97,500. 2.7 acre lots, off US60, ready for your manufactured home, septic, cistern, electric on-site $27,500. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE.


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Gun Show! March 1415. Sat. 9-5 & Sun 9-4. Lawrenceburg. Eagle Lake Convention Center. (1006 Eagle Lake Rd.) US 127 to Alton Road, turn left at Eagle Lake Rd. Buy, Sell, Trade. Info:563-927-8176

1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting at $22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www.kentucky-land. com, 270-828-2222.

A L C O H O L I C S 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.

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! www.kentucky-land. 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! www., 270-828-2222.

G A M B L E R S ANONYMOUS, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Center, Radcliff Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. O V E R E A T E R S 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 270422-2692. HOPE & HEALING Grief Support GroupFree monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. 812-7387893. ALIVE GROUP-BREAST CANCER – Second Thursday of the month. Call Hardin Memorial Hospital for information. 270-7061064. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB-CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE – held quarterly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call for next available class. Johnna Sutton 270-7061294. LOSS GROUP – held monthly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270-706-1064 for more information.

South Carolina BeachesSunny, warm Pawley’s Island Area between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Golf, fishing, seafood. Homes/ Condos. Check availability & book online: 800-422-4777.


5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy.1638 and Hwy.933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.

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A L C O H O L I C S 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 270547-0445. 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 270547-0347 or 270-547-0445. AL-ANON meets every Sunday & Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For info., call 270-497-4885.

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

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



CLASS OF 1989 BIH Trucking Company. Driver Trainees Needed! No CDL- NO PROBLEM! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888780-5539. Driver- Join PTL today! Company drivers earn up to 38 cpm. 1/2 cpm increase every 60K miles. Average 2,800 miles/ week. CDL-A required. Call 877-740-6262. Drivers- Miles & Freight: Positions available ASAP! CDL-A with tanker required. Top pay, premium benefits and MUCH MORE! Call or visit us online, 877-4843061 www.oakleytransport. com. Drivers Needed! Werner Enterprises. No experience required. Get your CDL in few short weeks. Shared tuition program. Local training. 800-455-4682 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 866244-3644.

Saturday, June 27 Doe Valley Swim and Tennis Club $20 per person or 10% off early purchase ($18 early purchase per person) Postmarked by June 6



TIME OF EVENTS 6:30............ Doors open HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 7:15............ Appetizers and Drinks Liquor and beer available for purchase at the Doe Valley Swim & Tennis Club No carry ins allowed! 8:30-12:30.. The Buzz Kings Band featuring our very own MCHS Class of 1989, Craig Smith and Donald McCoy DIRECTIONS Come in by Arch Chemicals (Olin) head toward the lake and signs will be posted, there will be a guard at the gate to let everyone in between 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Please do not hesitate to call for more information, Charlotte (Cummings) Fackler, 270-668-1800 or Shannon (Crabtree) Barley, 270-422-4073 Send check to MCHS Class of 1989, 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108 You will be mailing it to Charlotte Cummings Fackler

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TOP: Emma Short shows off her pancho. BOTTOM: Three ninos decorate their own Mexican panchos after learning about Hispanic culture at Global Kids on Feb. 19.

Kids participated in a Global Kids event held at the Meade County Public Library on Feb. 19, during which they learned about different cultures. The next Global Kids program will be held Thursday, March 19 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Meade County Homemakers became involved in the Spring Haven Domestic Violence Center’s plea for support in 1998. Several Homemaker members visited the center and shared in the plan for a refuge for women and children who became victims of domestic violence. Meade County Homemakers made contributions to the center as it struggled to open its doors. After the opening, contributions continued on a limited basis until the Bluegrass Club took the center’s needs as their special project when member, Vicky Hemann, was a member of their club. Vicky herself knew the ravages of domestic violence from her experiences in her first marriage, a marriage at a young age. Vicky inspired her fellow mem-

bers to consider the needs of those residents at the center. In 2002, the Bluegrass Club started acquiring donations from all clubs of the county to be given to the Spring Haven Domestic Violence Center. These donations ranged from personal items, food, clothes, and household furniture. A representative from the Department of Human Resources, Suzanne Walters, collects these items and takes them to the shelter on a regular basis. The Meade County Homemakers, through the Bluegrass Club project, have given much support to this center. The Bluegrass Club has continued to this date to collect items from other clubs and donate them to the shelter. Bluegrass and Garrett Clubs make the shelter a real part of their Christmas each year. They have given wrapped gifts for the women, diapers,

children’s pajamas, and cash for the needs of the shelter. Much appreciation goes to a woman who is outstanding in her field of work and goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is Suzanne Walters. She has given so much of her personal self to so many women. She goes to court with women who are victims of abuse, supporting them and helping them to find the resources they need, giving counseling, and tries to help through their domestic violence. She is on WMMG Radio nearly every six weeks to reach more domestic violence victims. She has presentations at Meade County High School, talking about violence with partners, dating violence, and how to identify people who are taking drugs and how to avoid them. She also works with Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg)

concerning federal grants and works with battered women, trying to make the court system work with them. This year, the state legislature is working on a bill to be passed to help women concerning domestic violence issues. Suzanne solicits help through many avenues. She attends schools, homemaker clubs, monthly community partner meetings, teacher training sessions, family violence classes, and the list goes on.. The list is unending for the service and support she gives to people. She truly has a giving heart. We sincerely thank Suzanne for all that she does. The Bluegrass Homemakers realize that what they do for the center through their donations is appreciated by the residents and the staff. As St. Francis of Assisi said, “it is in giving that we receive.” What a worthwhile project to support.


Brittany Nicole Martin, 19, of Ekron, daughter of Sanette Marie Heath and Gilbert Leroy Martin, to Terrence Alfred True, 23, of Ekron, son of Martha Patricia Butler and Terry Alfred Hazelwood. Patricia Ann Kessinger, 37, of Payneville, daughter of Elizabeth Josephine Brown and Robert Thaddeus Lancaster, to Stacy Lee Voyles, 42, of Union Star, Ky., son of Anna Ruth Roberts and Delbert Earl Voyles. Melissa Dawn McGinity, 33, of Webster, daughter of Teresa Kahl and George McGinity, to Roger Kevin Hurt, 45, of Webster, son of Blanche Williams and David Hurt. Toye Aleen Harper, 42, of Brandenburg, daughter of Betty Louise Vincent Bristoe and Robert Hayes Wright, to Jerry Wayne Bodle, 51, of Brandenburg, son of Wilma Colleen Trower Bodle and Robert Gene Bodle. Amanda Eileen Parker, 22, of Bloomington, Ind., daughter of Cathy Diana Lovings and Jeffery Allen Parker, to Alex Dean Snowberger, 22, of Bloomington, Ind., son of Beth Elaine Kendall and Lonnie D. Snowberger II. Kimberly Darlene Burkhead, 37, of Vine Grove, Ky., daughter of Regina Francine Hill and Edward Lee Burkhead, to Francesco Greco, 32, of Brampton, Ontario, son of Unnera Gagliardi and Onofrio Grego. Kenna Jo Reynolds, 39, of New Albany, Ind., daughter of Barbara Jean Blackwood and Kenneth Eugene Reynolds, to Joseph Samuel Brown, 46, of Brandenburg, son of Carol Jean Romanelli and Wilton Melvin Brown.


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