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Local veterinarian Todd Ray is a familiar face among livestock owners around the area as he approaches his 15th year of caring for large and small animals.

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The Greenwave and Lady Waves track teams are burning rubber as they train and tone up for the start of the new season.

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Board recognizes county fair person of the year Lawnmower derby, rollover contest to make debuts at 2009 fair By Laura Saylor The Meade County Fair prolonged its reputation as a preeminent function in Kentucky as it was honored again with several awards from state and

national organizations. During a Meade County Fair superintendents dinner held March 19 at the fairgrounds, fair board chairman David Pace commended all those involved with the annual event for making it another record-

setting year. The Meade County Fair was the recipient of the All Kentucky County Fair Award for the 17th year in a row, the Show Your Color Award — which recognizes the county who has the most fair representatives attend training instruction — and the highly-esteemed 2008 Grand National Pull of the Year Award from the National

Tractor Pullers Association. This marks the second National Tractor Pullers Association award bestowed to the Meade County Fair in three years. Additionally, Jerry Lancaster was recognized as Meade County Fair Person of the Year by the board of directors. Pace thanked Lancaster for his

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Jerry Lancaster speaks after being awarded a plaque for Fair Person of the Year by fair board chairman David Pace.


$100 mil comes to area thru BRAC aid

NASCAR, racing big wigs get back to basics on post

Muldraugh, board of education to receive funds for projects Submitted by the Office of the Governor


ABOVE: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, left, and U.S. Army Top Fuel team driver Tony Schumacher prepare to engage in a rappelling exercise during their visit to Fort Knox. BELOW: Stewart takes aim during a simulated training exercise.

Famous Tonys trade in tracks for tanks

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DTW students face charges for alcohol, pills

Submitted by U.S. Army NASCAR Racing FORT KNOX — The U.S. Army Top Fuel team with driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher and NASCAR’s Tony Stewart toured Fort Knox, the home of the U.S. Army’s Armor Center and School, on March 19. Coming off a quarterfinal round appearance at the AC Delco Gatornationals last Sunday, Schumacher and his team, along with Stewart, observed soldiers training as well as participated in some hands-on activities. The group experienced the Close Combat Tactical Trainer, the Kelly Engagement Skills Trainer and the Thunderbolt Confidence Tower. “Seeing the technological and physical strength Army Soldiers possess was incredible,” said Schumacher, a six-time world champion. “This was the first time for my new crew chief (Mike Green) and my new team to be involved with an official U.S. Army event. I’m confident they were moved by it all.” Stewart, who owns the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala SS driven by Ryan Newman in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, stopped at Fort Knox on the way to his next race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway this weekend. “It was an honor to visit with all of the soldiers and observe some of their training activities,” he said. “After hearing all of the stories from Ryan following his visit to Fort Bragg, I was excited about the opportunity to travel to Fort Knox and see how our soldiers forge their unique strength.

FRANKFORT — Joined by community leaders, legislators and county and city officials, Gov. Steve Beshear announced $100 million of state approved transportation and infrastructure projects for Hardin and Meade counties on March 23. The projects will support the communities in accommodating the growth expected from the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission’s 2005 decision to realign to Ft. Knox. “The BRAC realignment affects not only the Ft. Knox region, but the entire

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“Also, it was great to finally meet Tony Schumacher and his NHRA team. Given our respective schedules, it’s rare that our paths cross. I certainly hope they continue their championshipwinning ways. They’ve set the bar really high and it gives everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing something to shoot for.”

An investigation into a recent incident at David T. Wilson Elementary has resulted in charges against four students. Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick said that Principal Donna Foushee contacted School Resource Officer Mike Cummings about allegations of students having alcohol and unauthorized prescription medications at school. Cummings, Foushee and Jason Sutton, Director of Pupil Personnel with the Meade County Board of Education, spent several days interviewing students and looking into the allegations.


One of three prison escapees has history in Meade County By Laura Saylor

Kentuckiana residents are asked to be on the lookout for three inmates who escaped from Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County, Ind. on the morning of March 20. Since their escape, law enforcement agencies have responded to several unconfirmed sightings of Bobby Cockerell, Christopher Marshall and Jerry Sargent, according to the Kentucky State Police (KSP).

The three men have been identified as involved in an attack on three men in Sanders, Ky. on Monday. The victims — who sustained no major injuries — were believed to have been accosted and bound within their residence for two hours before Cockerell, Marshall and Sargent stole 10 guns, cash, and clothes from the Sanders residence. Cockerell, 31, from Jeffersonville, Ind. is serving a 20-year sentence for burglary, a string of which occurred in Meade County last year. He has yet to stand trial in Meade County for

Bobby Cockerell

Christopher Marshall

Jerry Sargent

his connection with those burglaries. KSP describe him as 6-foot-2-inches, 220 pounds.

Marshall, 49, is from White County, Ind. and is serving 50 years for cocaine distribution. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 188 pounds. Sargent, 59, from Grant County, Ky., is serving a 50-year sentence for robbery and criminal confinement. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. U.S. Marshalls are now working on the manhunt as well. KSP considers all three men to be dangerous. Anyone with information should call their local law enforcement. Anyone who sees the men should call 911.


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Estill doctor’s life is filled with wise decisions Estill County’s Dr. Bill Wise may be retired, but he still keeps up with changes in his profession. He has to. Even at age 91, he just never knows when he’s going to be asked for advice. His young waitress at a Ravenna eatery, after learning he was a doctor, asked, “How can you tell when you think you might be coming down with pneumonia?” After being told he was not a medical doctor, but a veterinarian, she asked ...”Ok, well how do you get a dog to gain weight?” Unfortunately, Bill had already placed his order. Except for time spent serving his country in World War II, Dr. Bill has been a fixture in his beloved community all his life. He was born on Feb. 3, 1918, while his family was living on Oak Street in Irvine, Ky. Eighteen months later, they moved over to Elm Street in Ravenna, Ky. where he has resided ever since. His only offspring, William, and his family live next door. A 16-year-old grandson is also named William. “It’s looking like we Bill Wises might be here for another hundred years,” he said. Considering his current state of health, sharpness of mind, and outlook on life, the eldest Wise in town might be good for another 100 years himself. His wife Gladys died in


Dr. Bill Wise stands in front of the place he has called home for nearly 90 years. January of ’06, and his only siblings, two brothers and a sister are also deceased, but instead of sitting around feeling sorry for himself, he greets each day as a new opportunity to continue a zest for knowledge. Following stretching exercises each morning, he reads some of the dozens of magazines he subscribes to, watches the news or educational programs on TV, or turns to his trusty 10-yearold computer. “I don’t know anything about computers; I just

turn it on and go. I can find Google and do genealogy searches and research my family history,” he said. “There’s something new all the time, and I know I’ll never get caught up.” “I do a lot of reading and I’m interested in everything from the latest advances in the military field to global warming and efforts to save the polar bears,” he said. Bill’s thirst for education grew stronger while serving in World War II, following two years spent at Eastern Kentucky State Teacher’s College. “I looked at all the other

men, most of who had less education than me, and realized I needed to get into a profession if I was ever going to amount to anything,” he said. After the war, he returned to Eastern and concentrated on obtaining a degree in agriculture with an eye toward becoming a veterinarian. “I made straight A’s after I got back to Eastern after the war,” he said. And before the war? “Not so good … but I had a lot of fun,” he said, with an ever-present twinkle in his eyes. After obtaining a degree

in veterinary medicine from Auburn University, Bill returned home and learned there were only one or two other vets serving all of eastern Kentucky. He would spend the next several years traveling to places like Pikeville, Inez and Harlan, taking part in state and federally mandated programs to vaccinate livestock. “I traveled a thousand miles a week on narrow, two-lane and sometimes muddy roads. Often I was gone from home two nights a week,” he said. Although he was never shot at or threatened, he admits to “getting into some tight situations,” as some livestock owners balked at having a “government man” messing with their animals. “One fellow was standing across a creek from me with his son at his side. I told him I wanted to come over and test his cattle, but he said no. So I told him I’d have to quarantine them. He refused to take the paperwork I was supposed to give him, so I just pressed it against his overalls and let it fall to the ground, then turned and walked back to my car,” he said. While working out of his Irvine office, Dr. Bill would occasionally get a call from an Estill County native living in Hazard. She would always ask if she could bring her dogs by his office at 3 o’clock in the morning. “I’d vaccinate them, or do whatever, and she’d be

Illusionist gives impromptu performance at Medco

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Residents and staff members at Medco Center of Brandenburg were treated to a special performance Tuesday afternoon when nationally-known illusionist Carl Michael made an unscheduled stop and displayed some mesmerizing magic. “I like to stop at places as often as I can (in between shows) and do these impromptu shows,” the 22year old said. “I feel like this is a God-given ability, so I try to incorporate some ministry into my shows ... and I like to make people laugh. I think laughter is one of the healthiest things we can do.” Michael, who is originally from Pomeroy, Ohio, has performed coast to coast at large venues in Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Myrtle Beach. For more information visit www.

ABOVE: Illusionist Carl Michael pulls a dove out of a seemingly empty bag during one of his many tricks performed at Medco on Tuesday. RIGHT: Michael uses volunteers to help during one of his card tricks. BELOW: Three magical doves pose for a picture with Michael during a break in the illusionist’s performance at Medco.

on her way,” he said. Finally, he figured out what was likely going on. “She was married to a known bootlegger from here, and was using the dogs as an excuse to come over here, and then go on into Richmond where she’d pick up a load of whiskey to take home,” he said. “That was alright with me, so long as I collected my fees.” Bill said the woman never paid him with whiskey, but other people would offer turnips, animals and county hams. “It was better than noting,” he said. After “getting tired of listening to the phone ring at night,” Bill left his practice in 1965 and went to work for the Dept. of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky. He retired from there in the early 1980s. Since then, the Irvine High graduate of the class of 1938 has simply been enjoying life. Besides dealing with waitresses seeking free advice, he has also had to endure the women who have approached him with matrimony on their minds. So does he have plans to remarry someday? “I have plans not to remarry,” he said. “I’ve had a wonderful life, and I want to keep it that way.”

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Hwy. 933, 313 connector soon to ‘become a reality’ By Laura Saylor

The Meade County/ Brandenburg Industrial Development Authority (IDA) christened its new office building with good news during its meeting held Monday afternoon. At the new location on Broadway, board members and IDA chairman David Pace welcomed good tidings from State Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg). “A lot of projects we’ve been hopeful for are going to become a reality,” Greer said. After meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear during a press conference at Fort Knox earlier that day, Greer told IDA members that the reconstruction of Hwy. 933 — a much-anticipated road project that has sat idle for years — finally received the green light and is estimated to be completed by late 2010. Construction of a connec-

BRAC From page A1 Commonwealth,” Beshear said. “We must support these communities in their efforts to address the necessary demands this realignment will require, including transportation and infrastructure growth.” The legislature approved the $100 million in bonding authority in April 2008. This figure is a third of the infrastructure, education and transportation demands that local officials outlined in 2007 as the amount necessary to accommodate expected employment and population gains in the region over the next few years. The amount will be split between transportation and infrastructure projects, which include school projects and expanding water and sewer services. From the approved money, $50 million has been bonded and will go toward four main transportation projects. They include a new connector from KY 313 near Vine Grove to U.S. 60 that will provide better access from residential areas to Ft. Knox; a connector from KY 313 to Bullion Boulevard that will improve entrance into Chaffee Gate at

tor from Hwy. 313 near Vine Grove that will link to Hwy. 60 is also slated to begin. “This is great news for industrial traffic coming in and out of Meade County,” Greer said. Meade County Judge/ Executive Harry Craycroft said the city of Muldraugh was approved to receive funding to help replace its failing sewer water system, and funding has also been provided for the new Flaherty Primary School, which has earned a “green” reputation already due to its energy-efficient design. “We have a lot of things going for us in Meade County right now,” Greer said. IDA members thanked Greer for his efforts in ensuring the fruition of these local projects through state legislation. Also discussed during the IDA meeting, was the authority’s ability to relocate to its new building

on Broadway while only spending $3,000. “We had a lot of people volunteer,” Pace said. “You had to see what this place looked like at the beginning to get the full effect.” All seven intersections on the ByPass in Brandenburg have been numbered, Pace said, allowing motorists to reach their destinations more easily. He said preliminary work on the waterline to Buttermilk Falls Industrial Park is moving along, and projects to begin removing old buildings on the park’s property are also in the works. After other items on the agenda were discussed, the IDA met in closed session for nearly an hour, during which no action was taken. Monday marked the first meeting the IDA has held with its new coordinator, Del White, who was hired Jan. 1, 2009.

Ft. Knox; and a connector between Elizabethtown, Radcliff and North Wilson Road, improvements that are both designed to ease congestion and enable more efficient travel within the community. The remaining $50 million will be used for infrastructure projects. These include three water projects: the Pirtle Springs Water Treatment Plant Reconstruction; phase V of 31W Loop Connection; and the Springfield Road Tank. There will be five sewer projects including the City of Muldraugh Wastewater Collection Rehab; Hardin County Water District No. 2 Sewer Collection System Project; Elizabethtown Valley Creek WWTP Expansion; City of Radcliff I&I Project; and the City of Radcliff Wastewater Pump Station Upgrades. Also, there will be two school construction projects with the Hardin County Board of Education and the Meade County Board of Education. “The $100 million in transportation and infrastructure projects is not only of tremendous importance to the Ft. Knox region to further prepare for the BRAC realignment, it also is symbolic of the commonwealth’s commitment and support of national defense,” said Special Assistant to the Governor

for BRAC, Col. Ret. Mark D. Needham. Because of the base realignment adopted by the federal government in 2005, Ft. Knox will receive a net gain of both military and civilian personnel by September 2011. About 5,000 new military and civilian jobs will be created. Many of these jobs are high-tech, upper-level professional and management positions for new commands. In total, there will be an increase of about 2,500 military, more than 2,000 civilians and as many as 1,000 permanent contractors. In addition, about 7,700 family members will also move to Kentucky, meaning the region will gain about 13,000 in population in a short period of time. From 2007-2012, the total projected state tax revenue generated from Ft. Knox operations will exceed $385 million, representing a $96 million increase in new state tax revenue. Projected annual state tax revenue is expected to be approximately $75 million. The Governor’s Task Force on Military Base Realignment was created by Executive Order on March 26, 2008 in order to supplement the state’s efforts in expediting the federal governments 2005 Department of Defense BRAC recommendations.

Business owners, operators rally to support local Scouts Staff Report The News Standard Daniel Leathers, district director of the Lincoln Heritage Council for Boy Scouts of America, spoke to a large crowd of Meade County business owners and operators on behalf of the Friends of Scouting during the 2009 annual fundraiser held March 19 at Doe Run Inn. Jeff Lusk, of The Lusk Group in Muldraugh, organized the event along with his father, Henry, and two brothers, Scott and Kevin. Henry, though unable to attend, was asked to chair the event because he was a 1st Eagle Scout in Meade County. Attendees were challenged to contribute more than $150 to the foundation to help under privileged children in the

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Students are all smiles at annual Manners Luncheon Staff Report The News Standard Sixth grade students from Battletown and Payneville elementary schools headlined the Meade County Extension Office and Chamber of Commerce Manners Luncheon, held March 19 at the Extension Office. Last week marked the 14th year for the Manners Luncheon, which was orchestrated by County Extension Agent Jennifer Bridge and teachers at both elementary schools. Bridge hosted etiquette classes at the schools, during which students learned how to correctly set a table, instigate conversation, and display proper composure during meals. “I learned to put a napkin in your lap, and how to cut a piece of meat,” said 12-yearold Wyatt Perce. Several community leaders commended the students on their professional behavior during the luncheon, which served as the Chamber of Commerce’s March meeting. Members of the Meade County Extension Homemakers provided the food.

TOP: Battletown student Tanner Weick shakes hands with Cathy Doolin, of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, during the Manners Luncheon. ABOVE: Sierra Cain, left, Paulina Keith, Jesse Moore and Cody Tate smile together as they wait politely for guests to be seated. RIGHT: Emma Bell, left, and Sabrina Hufford help clear the table after the luncheon.


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Daniel Leathers addresses a large crowd of local business owners at the Friends of Scouting fundraiser. organization pay for registration and camping fees. “Scouting wouldn’t happen without the people in this room,” Leathers said. “The money you give goes far beyond helping a scout pay for fees.” Meade County is part

of the Frontier District made up of Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, Taylor, Marion, Green, Adair, and Hardin counties. Last year, the district was named “Quality District of 2008” by Boy Scouts of America.

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Big, big spending and big, big lending When President Barack get more spending, and Obama wanted to push now he's exaggerating its an $800 billion "stimulus" upside so he can get more or "recovery" bill spending. The fixed through Congress, National goal is more spendhe thought an ating. The means — Review mosphere of ecothe rhetoric, the nomic crisis helped arguments, the ashis cause. So he resumptions — are peatedly warned of flexible so long as "catastrophe," of "a they serve that ulticrisis that, at some mate goal. point, we may not So much for be able to reverse." the debate over A little more than Obama's intentions Rich a week later, Obama — is he a pragLowry moved onto his matist or an ideonext priority, prologue? Obama is a posing a unbridled federal pragmatist in pursuit of an budget that will spend $3.6 ideological prize, willing to trillion next year and $5.3 zig and zag so long as his trillion more in the next 10 lodestar of expanded govyears than the Congressio- ernment is ahead of him. nal Budget Office was proA trope of conservative jecting just last year. To get commentary about the revenue for this budgetary stimulus package was that explosion, Obama assumes Nancy Pelosi had rolled the the economy will be re- neophyte Obama, produccovering at a nice clip next ing a sprawling monstrosyear, at a 3.2 percent annual ity that betrayed his talk of rate. pragmatism. This missed What happened to the the point — Obama's deferlooming cataclysm? Obama ence to Pelosi was his pragexaggerated the downside matism. By giving Pelosi of the economy so he could running room and endur-

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cation — even for those eye. Her daughters are stustudents “left behind” in dents at Sidwell and would failing public schools. A have to return to public rising tide really schools. Parker does lift all boats. told the WashingBluegrass It lifted President ton Post that the Beacon Barack Obama’s “mere thought of returning to public boat. Obama atschools frightens tended Hawaii’s me.” private Punahou A favorite arguSchool as a youngment of schoolster. His daughchoice naysayers ters attend Sidwell is that voucher Friends School in programs cost too the Capitol, where However, two of their fellow Jim Waters much. D.C. Opportunity students could get the boot if they can no lon- gets a paltry $14 million. ger benefit from D.C. Op- Compare that with various “bailout” spending portunity vouchers. Obama is now signal- bills that give $650 million ing that he won’t allow the to fund digital-TV vouchD.C. Opportunity program ers, $300 million to build to die. He’s also indicating golf carts and hundreds his support for more char- of thousands of dollars to ter schools and merit pay fund tattoo removals. Giving priority to removfor teachers — two positions unions fear because ing tattoos before backing such policies would bring quality education — and a level of accountability a chance for a future for that public education never a student — represents had and union bosses don’t a “mental bailout” and a grade of “F” for “Fatheads” want. Following through on in Congress. these proposals would Jim Waters is the director show the president gets it: Education is about stu- of policy and communications dents — not unions, money for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think or the system. If the D.C. Opportunity tank. You can reach him at voucher program shuts jwaters@freedomkentucky. down, “change you can be- com. You can read previously lieve in” would hit Deborah published columns at www. Parker right square in the

ing a few embarrassments, he got what he wanted, which was as much new spending as quickly as the political system could bear. If barely any Republicans could support it, so what? Bipartisanship was a means, not an end. If Obama felt ill-used by this process, he wouldn't be proposing to duplicate it with his health-care plan. Obama wants to give Congress a few principles and a $634 billion health-care slush fund, and let Congress go at it and write his health-care plan. How it works out exactly doesn't matter so much than it gets done — and government grows. Nothing can distract from that higher call. The financial crisis is still at the heart of our economic woes, but Obama has refused to grapple with it forthrightly. The contrast with Franklin Roosevelt — who acted immediately and forcefully to stem his (much more dire) banking crisis — couldn't be starker. Why punt on

the financial crisis? Because bold action means courting considerable political risk, and that could threaten the larger spending agenda. In this sense, the spending is evidently more important than recovery for Obama. Obama's critics who accused him of "socialism" during the presidential campaign were roundly ridiculed. What rank namecalling! The charge didn't have much resonance because the best (not particularly convincing) evidence for it was Obama's proposed tax credit for workers who don't pay the income tax. But Obama's opponents read him well. He has the heart, if not the affect, of an ideologue. For him, above all else, the spending is the thing.

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for Educational Choice. None of the 17 studies Forster reviewed showed that vouchers harm public schools. In 2004, Congress created D.C. Opportunity. It operates like 23 similar schoolchoice programs that now exist in 14 states and serve more than 160,000 students. Giving parents the option of using vouchers to send their children to a private school would help Kentucky tremendously, and it would work — just as it does in D.C. and elsewhere. A Bluegrass Institute school-choice survey in 2007 found that 79 percent of Kentuckians who responded believe parents should have more choice in determining where their children attend school. More than 64 percent supported vouchers. This comes as no surprise. Most clear-thinking Kentuckians understand that competition drives down costs and improves quality. Competition in education would work the same way. Pubic schools that lost students because of vouchers would need to improve or go out of business. Increasingly, research shows that school choice plans save money and improve the quality of edu-


When you hit the 15year mark, were you offered a Redux bonus and asked to stay for 20? Is that bonus being offered to you now? Also called the Career Status Bonus, that “bonus” is anything but. Those who accept it are in effect agreeing to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement pay over the course of their lifetime. Here are a couple facts to consider: •Taxes have to be paid on the bonus, so it’s not even the full $30,000, unless you accept it while in a war zone. •On the alternate High3 plan, if you stay for 20 years, your retirement will be based on 50 percent of your highest three years pay. On the Redux plan, after accepting the bonus and getting out at 20, you’re locked in at 40 percent, with a one-time catch-up increase at age 62. If you retire at age 40,


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it’s a long wait until age 62. Your COLAs (Cost of Living Adjustments) won’t equal to those on the High 3 plan, either. If you don’t stay in as agreed, you’ll have to pay back a share of that Redux bonus. I’ll leave it to others to verify the math, but it appears that to make up for the amount lost over the years, you’d have to take your “bonus” and invest it at a 14 percent to 24 percent return, depending on rank and length of service. Is anybody getting that rate of interest nowadays? Why are so many servicemen and -women taking the Redux bonus, in spite of how much they’ll lose? Bills to pay, most likely, and a bad economy with not too many potential jobs if they get out. To check your own situation, search online for “Redux bonus retirement calculator” and plug in your numbers.


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It’s no surprise that powerful teacher unions succeeded in using the $410 billion federal spending bill to kill a voucher program that allows 1,700 students from low-income homes in Washington, D.C., to attend private schools through the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Political power — not students’ educational needs — remains the top priority of labor bosses. These “anti-school choice” unions desperately want to squelch D.C. Opportunity before a federal evaluation of it comes out in June. I think they fear the study might debunk their favorite “talking points” — code for “propaganda,” which are: •Voucher programs create an uneven playing field in education. •Voucher programs harm public schools. A growing body of evidence shows that voucher programs have a positive impact on the recipients and on school systems. “Every empirical study ever conducted in Milwaukee, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Maine and Vermont finds that voucher programs in those places improved public schools,” said Greg Forster, a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation


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‘Mental bailout’ costly for needy children


While other areas of the country are turning into desolate ghost towns pocked with “foreclosed” and “going out of business” signs, Meade County is, by comparison, booming. Neighboring Fort Knox has been nothing but an asset to our area, and that claim is relevant now more than ever as its base realignment has brought $100 million to Meade and surrounding counties’ projects. The city’s and county’s local agencies deserve a round of applause, as well, for the progressive steps forward the community has made and is continuing to make. While other school districts are making cutbacks and reducing teachers’ salaries, ours is on the verge of building an energy-efficient “green” primary school to accommodate the growing population in the Flaherty area. Our fire district just constructed a beautiful new station, a new library is being blueprinted on five convenient acres, a farmers’ market building is slated to begin construction, city hall has a new home for equipment in its newly-erected garage, new office suites are near completion on Broadway, an apartment complex is underway in Muldraugh, the ByPass has been smoothed and improved, Muldraugh is getting a little help to remedy its crippled sewer water system, reconstruction of Hwy. 933 is actually going to happen, as is the connector from Hwy. 313 to Hwy. 60., and now plans are in the works to possibly open a Meade County activities center. While the state of the economy has had its obvious ripples throughout the county, and we’re all enduring hard times — some more than others — Meade Countians should be aware of the tremendous improvements that are continuing in our hometown every day. The only caveat that’s slinking in the shadows is the potential for getting too big for our britches. Let the progress flow freely, but let the funding not dry up. And let’s not stray too far from the bull’s eye of taking care of our people first and foremost, and meeting the county’s immediate needs before we start pursuing inessential wants.

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Allen A. Hockman to Gordon Board and Burnett Board, property located in Meade County, deed tax $42.50. Carolyn C. Fruia and Frank J. Fruia to Gordon Board and Bernett Board, by and through Gordon Board, attorney in fact for Bernett Board, property located in Meade County, deed tax $58.50. Joseph F. Crutcher to Gordon Board and Bernett Board, by and through Gordon Board, attorney in fact for Bernett Board, property located in Meade County, deed tax $17. Sue Cummings to Melissa Pickett and Michael Pickett, Tract A, a 30.664 acre tract in Meade County. Sue Cummings to Melissa Pickett and Michael Pickett, Tract B, a 30.664 acre tract in Meade County. Earl D. Vogt and Fran C. Vogt to Brandenburg Telecom, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through Allison Willoughby, Member, a 0.006 acre easement near Brandenburg. JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, executor under the will of Enid W. Miller, to Bruce W. Miller, lot 44 of Eastwood Hills Addition in Meade County. CMH of KY, Inc., a Tennessee Corporation, to Chad Shaull, lot 15 of Warren Farm Division in Meade County, deed tax $90.50. LMGS, LLC, to Bart Stith, a 3.296 acre tract located in Brandenburg, deed tax $28. Gordon Board and Bernett Board, by and through their attorney in fact, Gene McGehee, to Jerry L. Edison, Jr., lot five and six of The Knobs Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $10.50. John P. Clark and Mary L. Clark to Joseph C. Clark, property located in Brandenburg. Jon W. Pirtle, Sr. and Monty J. Pirtle to Alexander F. Guyse and Nancy L. Guyse, 96 Lisa Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $245. Ralph Hobson, aka Ralph E. Hobson, and L. Marie Hobson, aka Lunie Marie Hobson, to Peter J. Mersmann, a 12.589 acre tract near Payneville, deed tax $38.50. Gene M. McGehee and Connie S. McGehee to Joseph A. Hermes and Mildred Louise Hermes, a 0.101 acre tract near Brandenburg, deed tax $1. Thomas E. Goodman to The Ronald L. and Barbara J. Greenwell Trust, Tract I and Tract II, property

located in Meade County, deed tax $22. Estate of Elizabeth Barr, by James Donald Barr, Executor, and James Donald Barr and Charles Leroy Barr and Joseph Edward Barr and Gary Eugene Barr and Wilma Barr to Kent D. Mitchner, as Trustee, to Elizabeth Barr Farm, Inc., by James Donald Barr, property located in Meade County. Joseph Harold Fackler and Debbie Fackler to Danny R. Thompson, 805 Fred Fackler Road, Brandenburg, deed tax $82. Union Mortgage Company, Inc., aka Union Mortgage Company, and Doe Valley, Inc., and unknown defendant, being the unknown spouse of William F. Higgins, and Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet and Doe Valley Association, Inc., by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Michael A. Medley and Beth A. Medley, lot 271 of Audubon Woods Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Fort Knox Federal Credit Union to Kenneth M. Spangenberger, deed of correction, 343 Little Bend Road, Battletown. Kenneth M. Spangenberger and Donna M. Spangenberger to Fred Hardesty, 343 Little Bend Road, Battletown, deed tax $15. Steve Foster, aka Nathan S. Foster, and Joyce Foster to Dell R. Harris and Sonja J. Harris, property located in Meade County, deed tax $116.50. William J. Johnson and Tabetha Johnson to Frances L. Johnson, a 4.552 acre tract in Ekron. Donna Marie Manning, nka Donna M. Schenck, and Leigh Schenck to Leigh Schenck and Donna M. Schenck, property locate din Meade County. Chapman Land, LLC, to The Estate of Arlie Condal Druen, aka Condal A. Druen, 62 Ron Run Road, Brandenburg, deed tax $26. The Estate of Arlie Condal Druen, aka Condal A. Druen, to Nicholas R. Waters, 62 Ron Run Road, Brandenburg, deed tax $75. Pinnacle Management Group, LLC, a Limited Liability Company, to Doug Latham, lot 27 of Doe Valley Greens Section, Part I of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $100. John David McCoy and Lee Ann McCoy to Shawna L. McCoy, a 0.7125 acre near Garrett, deed tax $85.


Steven Vermilya and Tammy Vermilya to Chadwick E. Rix and Amy D. Rix, lot 49 of Farmington Estates in Meade County, deed tax $148.50.

Quit Claim Deeds Joseph Crutcher to Carolyn Crutcher, nka Carolyn C. Fruia, and Frank J. Fruia, property located in Meade County. Joseph F. Crutcher to Gordon Board and Bernett Board, property located in Meade County, deed tax $17. Mike Styles to Vanessa Styles, property located near Ekron. Brandy Post to Daniel Post, lot 982 of Wildflower Ridge Section of Doe Valley Subdivision in Meade County. Carolyn K. Scott to John Andrew Scott, 202 St. Andrews Road, Brandenburg, of Doe Valley Subdivision. Kent A. Nevitt and Dianna L. Nevitt to Diane Humphrey and Amy E. Humphrey, lot five of Stoney Point Farms in Meade County,

Building Permits 3/13/09 Gregory and Angela Dodge, singlewide, $55. 3/17/09 Martin Anderson, doublewide, $82.50.

Septic Permits 3/19/09 Greg Yates and Tony Doyle, Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg.

Retail Food Establishment Reports 3/17/09 Flaherty Elementary School, 2615 Flaherty Road, Ekron. 92 percent. Food service: septic system failing, outer opening unprotected (back door cafeteria). 3/23/09 Battletown Elementary School, 8585 Battletown Road, Battletown. 100 percent.

Brandenburg Police Department 3/16/09 at 5:57 a.m. Michael Staples of Payneville was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 northbound on ByPass Road when a deer ran into the passenger side of his vehicle. He stated that a lady stopped behind him and told him that she saw the deer jump up and run away. Minor

to moderate damage was done to Staples’ vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09022 was filed by Officer Whited.

Meade County Sheriff Department 3/9/09 at 1:30 a.m. Mack Beasley of Guston was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 eastbound on Stith Valley Road when he failed to negotiate a curve. Beasley went off of the eastbound side of the roadway, across a driveway, through a yard striking trees, struck an embankment and ditch before coming to a rest. Beasley told the officer that the accident happened in the early morning hours and he left his vehicle and walked home. Moderate damage was done to Beasley’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0065 was filed by Officer Robinson. 3/10/09 at 6:20 a.m. Juanita Reiter of Brandenburg was driving a 2001 Chevrolet eastbound on Old Mill Road when a deer ran out in front of her vehicle. Reiter hit the deer, causing moderate damage to her vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0067 was filed by Officer Matti. 3/13/09 at 4:35 a.m. Joshua Wells of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2005 Chevrolet eastbound on KY1238 when he left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Wells stated that a white Chevy Malibu was coming at him in the wrong lane. Severe damage was done to Wells’ vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured parties were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0070 was filed by Officer Matti. 3/15/09 at 10:57 a.m. Britney Richerson of Ekron was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. Tina Gillenwater of Ekron was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion. A utility or cable company was working on overhead lines on the south side of Brandenburg Road and had traffic reduced to one lane. Gillenwater was stopped in westbound traffic, just over the crest of a hill. Richerson was westbound, crested the hill, observed Gillenwater was stopped in traffic and applied the brakes in an effort to stop. Richerson struck Gillenwater in the rear. Severe damage was done to Richerson’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to Gillenwater’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0072 was filed

Friday, March 27, 2009 by Officer Foster. 3/15/09 at 6:22 p.m. Ramey Price of Battletown was driving a 1997 Ford. Sabrina Thomas of Battletown was driving a 2003 Chevrolet. Thomas was traveling westbound on KY144. Price was making a left turn from KY144 onto KY1844 and turned into the path of Thomas. Thomas struck Price, then traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a sign post. Moderate to severe damage was done to both vehicles. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured parties were taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0074 was filed by Officer Wright. 3/15/09 at 8:40 p.m. Tara Parcell of Battletown was driving a 1999 Ford westbound on Battletown Road. Parcell stated that she was temporarily blinded by the headlights of an eastbound vehicle and struck a mailbox off the right side of the roadway. Minor to moderate damage was done to Parcell’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0073 was filed by Officer Wright. 3/19/09 at 6:40 p.m. David Morris of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2004 Hummer eastbound on US60. Amanda Adkins of Ekron was driving a 2007 Toyota westbound on US60. Morris was towing a vehicle when a wheel came off of the vehicle being towed and it struck Adkins’ vehicle, causing moderate damage to her vehicle. Very minor damage was done to Morris’ vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0075 was filed by Officer Wright. 3/22/09 at 5:00 a.m. Dispatched to Rabbitt Run Road on a vehicle that had slid off in a ditch. Caller witnessed the driver standing by the car and that the female appeared to be intoxicated. Caller left the scene. Upon arriving, there was no one with the vehicle. Vehicle had hit a culvert, went airborne approximately 60 feet and landed on the front, then flipped on the driver’s side. After some investigating, the cell phone number of the subject was collected. Subject was contacted and had her report to the Sheriff’s office for an interview. Subject was Savanah Bryant of Louisville. She admitted to have been drinking prior to the accident and left the scene due to the fact that she was scared and had a prior DUI on her record. She gave a taped statement and was released with a citation for court. Very severe damage was done to

her vehicle. Report 09-0076 was filed by Officer Matti.

District Court 03/11/09 continued from last week

Kevin Scott Kennedy, 31, 9 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour. Laura A. Mattingly, 23, probation violation- failure to appear. Dubois Welbon Delon, 34, speeding 25 mph over the limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; 1st degree possession of controlled substance- preliminary hearing 3/25/09. Nicholas E. Haynes, 21, 1st degree TICS/ cocaine; trafficking controlled substance- waive to grand jury. Andrew Kwarciany, 20, 1st degree concaine; 2 counts of trafficking controlled substance- dismissed. Robert F. Dowell, 22, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance; 2nd degree fleeing or evading police- preliminary hearing 3/18/09. Cheryl R. Bateman, 42, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia; 2nd degree disorderly conduct- pled guilty 6 months probated after 10 days jail. Brandy Danelle Pickett, 32, speeding 19 mph over the limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- jury trial 5/22/09. Charles R. Burnett, 19, speeding 20 mph over the limit- 07/01/09.

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Eric M. Padgett, 18, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; no operators/moped license; 2nd degree wanton endangerment- pled not guilty pretrial conference 3/25/09. Phillip T. Kennedy, 60, careless driving- dismissed; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled not guilty fine $200 0 days probated after 2 days jail. Matthew J. Hopkins, 25, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pretrial conference 3/25/09. Juan Pedro Resendez, Jr., 26, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled not guilty 3/25/09. District Court from March 18, 2009 will continue in next week’s issue of The News Standard.


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Residents can have weather radios checked, get info Submitted by Meade Co. Emergency Management

Meade County Emergency Management and are teaming up to help ensure the safety and awareness of our community to be prepared for severe weather. The combined effort, entitled “Operation Alert” will be held from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Meade County Emergency Management office at 520 Hillcrest Drive in Brandenburg on Friday, April 3. Residents or businesses will be able to bring in their SAME compatible all haz-

ard weather radios to be programmed or checked to ensure they are in proper working order. The event also coincides with the 35th anniversary of the April 3, 1974 tornado outbreak which spawned an F5 tornado through the middle of Brandenburg that killed 31 people. “We felt this would be an appropriate time to host this event since our community takes time to remember this tragic but important moment of our history,” said Ron Dodson, Meade County Emergency Management Director. The tornado outbreak was instrumental in developing better technology to inform the public and agencies of pending severe weather threats. Weather radios may have lost their programming after the re-

cent ice storm and the prolonged power outages that occurred after the storm. “Batteries are drained after the power has been off several hours or days and some radios forget their settings, which will leave the unit not ready when it is needed for the next alert,” stated Gene Webster of “We have been through a vivid reminder of how fast weather can change and how important preparedness is in order to make it through the recovery process.” Dodson and Webster both agree that preparedness starts with every citizen. Visitors will also be able to obtain information on severe weather preparedness and ask questions. Operation Alert is a free community service.

Lions to celebrate chartering of new club in Meade County Submitted by Lions Club

BRANDENBURG — A new Lions Club is coming to Meade County on April 13, when 24 men and women will celebrate the formation of the Meade County Lions Club at Meade County High School at 6:30 p.m. During the ceremony, Lions Club International Governor Howard Cook will present the members of the new club with their official charter. Members of the North Hardin Lions Club, who

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The result of the investigation is that four students will be facing charges in juvenile court. Due to juvenile laws, the names of those involved cannot be released.

Fair From page A1 overall dedication and service to making the fair a success. Pace said the 2008 fair set an attendance record with 42,954. Attendance has increased each year for the last three years. Though some changes and additions will be made to this year’s fair, Pace said the admission price will remain the same at $8. “With the state of the

sponsored the formation of the Meade County Lions Club, will also be on hand to congratulate the new Lions. “I am extremely proud and honored to welcome these fine men and women as fellow Lions,” said Bob Qualls, the new club president. “Meade County will also be proud to have such a fine group serving the community.” Locally, Lions clubs activities include sight conservation, disaster preparedness and assisting people who

need glasses. The Meade County Lions Club plans to become involved initially with providing glasses to people who need then but cannot afford them. Internationally, the Lions primary activity is assistance to the blind and visually impaired. They are also very involved with many youth initiatives. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in more than 188 countries.

Sheriff Kerrick said that prescription medication has become one of the major new trends in drug abuse among young people. Medications intended for the treatment of attention deficit disorder, mood stabilizers and pain medications are among the biggest problem drugs.

Sutton, along with the Meade County Board of Education, commended Principal Donna Foushee and Deputy Cummings for their quick response, their thorough investigation and their follow-up efforts to insure that all Meade County Schools provide a safe learning environment.

economy and everything else we’re being very cautious on what we spend money on,” Pace said. “But we still want to keep this a family affair … and make it affordable.” Additions to the 2009 lineup include a lawnmower demolition derby and a rollover contest during which cars drive off a ramp and receive points each time they roll over before they come to a stop. The Meade County Museum and Arts Council will also feature local musicians at Riverfront Park through-

out the week as part of the fair’s festivities. Pace said some improvements will also be made to the fairgrounds, including new gates in the hog barn, some new blacktopping in certain areas, a new announcer’s stand, and more lighting around the arena. The fair will be held July 19-26. Work days are scheduled for July 17 and 18, and the morning of July 19. Food served at the fair superintendents dinner was provided by the local Relay for Life team, “A Journey for Jack.”


Kyle Raymer, the 2008 National Guard Junior World Champion in bass fishing, is pictured with State Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg), left, and Gov. Steve Beshear. Submitted by the Kentucky House of Representatives FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House of Representatives has formally recognized Brandenburg teen Kyle Raymer for winning the 2008 National Guard Junior World Championship in bass fishing. The House on Tuesday passed a resolution — sponsored by Rep. Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg — honoring 18-yearold Kyle, who set a goal at age 14 to be Junior World Champion. Kyle reached that goal last August when he beat out dozens of competitors to claim the title and a $5,000 college scholarship at Lake Monticello, S.C. “Kyle is a driven young man who has a great career ahead of him in whatever

industry he decides to enter,” Greer said. “Considering his success last August and his current sponsorship deals with at least six companies, I doubt he will be leaving the world of competitive fishing behind anytime soon.” Kyle, a senior honor student at Meade County High School who is in his fourth year as president of his junior bass club, says he intends to continue fishing as a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University where he plans to study marketing and compete on EKU’s bass fishing team. Kyle has said he ultimately hopes to have a career in the fishing industry, possibly as a professional bass fisherman. Kyle is the son of Frank and Cara Raymer of Brandenburg.


Maze Stallworth, a standout player for Morehead State University and a resident of Brandenburg, was recognized by State Representative Jeff Greer in the House Chamber on the team’s recent success in winning the Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament earlier this month.

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Alexandra I. Sutherland, 83, of Radcliff, Ky., passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at her home. Alexandra was a language interpreter in the German Court System and later a homemaker. She enjoyed the study of language, history, botany, bird-watching and reading mysteries. She was an avid gardener, wonderful cook, supporter of the Humane Society and animal shelters. She was the beloved wife of LTC (R) Kenneth R. Sutherland; and mother of Ilona S. Gold of Elizabethtown, Ky., Raymond Sutherland of Radcliff, Ky. and Desiree Brown of Bardstown, Ky. Survivors also include her sons-in-law, COL (R) Russell D. Gold and Timothy Brown; and two grandchildren, Shelby and Abby. Cremation was chosen. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. It would have been her wish that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Animal Refuge Center, P. O. Box 400, Vine Grove, KY 40175-0400. Condolences may be expressed online at www.nebfh. com. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Vowels Sherrard, 76, of Radcliff, Ky., died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. She was a clerk at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, Ky. and was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse “Cy” Sherrard. She is survived by three daughters, Susan Sherrard and her husband Jeff East of Louisville, Ky., Patricia Ann Cunningham of Shamong, N.J. and Julie Sherrard Balog and her husband Michael Balog of Lexington, Ky.; two sons, Daniel W. Sherrard and his wife Susie Sherrard of Elizabethtown, Ky. and William L. Sherrard of Rineyville, Ky.; three sisters, Sister Marie Brenda Vowels of Maple Mount, Ky., Helen Dink of Vine Grove, Ky. and Barbara Whelan of Middletown, Ky.; one brother, Dick Vowels of Brandenburg,; and seven grandchildren, Jorden, Alyssa, Maggie, Molly, Holden, Cecilia and Sean. The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 23 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. with Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial followed in the St. Brigid Church Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. Arrangements were handle by Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. The guest register may be signed at

Robert Wayne Trail, 73, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at his residence with his family by his side. Major Trail retired from the U. S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also retired from U. S. Civil Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. and Belma Bailey Trail. He is survived by his wife, Freda Crawford Trail; his daughter, Susann Peck and her husband Jim of Marietta, Ga.; his son, Robert Trail, Jr. and his wife, Jeryl of Mt. Washington, Ky.; and two grandsons, Ryan and Andrew Peck of Marietta. Cremation was chosen. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Disabled American Veterans, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301. The guest register may be signed at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Virginia Dillard

Hazel Virginia Dillard, 87, of Elizabethtown, Ky. formerly of Pensacola, Fla., died Thursday, March 19, 2009 being cared for by her sister-in-law, Hallie Thompson and niece, Bonnie Hart. She was born in Grahampton, the daughter of the late James and Anna Thompson. Mrs. Dillard was a member of Spanish Trail Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Dillard; a daughter, Sondra Van Horne; a son, Charles Dillard; three brothers, Walter Thompson, James Thompson and Lloyd Thompson; and her sister, Bernice Seelye. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held March 22 at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Donnie Davis officiating. Burial was held in the Grahampton Cemetery in Muldraugh, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus, P. O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY 42702. The guest register may be signed at

Roy J. Board

Roy J. Board, 73, of Irvington, Ky. passed away March 20, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1935 to the late John and Elizabeth Preston Board. He survived by his wife, Inez Board; one son, Roy Dale Board, Louisville; two daughters, Dana Elizabeth WillettMaier, Louisville, Stacey Renee Molina, Ariz.; one brother, Robert Board, Bewlyville, Ky.; eight grandchildren. Funeral was held March 23 at the Irvington Baptist Church with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington, Ky. Donations go to Hosparus of Central Ky., PO Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY. 42702-9900. Arrangements were handle by Alexander Funeral Home, Irvington, Ky.

Helen L. Givans Helen L. Givans, 74, of Brandenburg passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of New Brandenburg Baptist Church. She was born December 22, 1934, the daughter of the late Daniel Arnold Steward and Ida Ann Briles Steward. She was preceded in death by her husband Shellie B. Givans, Jr. She is survived by three sons, Steven Ray (Susan) Givans, Ernest Lee (Trisha) Givans and David Earl (Melissa) Givans all of Brandenburg; three sisters, Nellie McLellan of Lexington, Ky., Elizabeth Ellsworth of Booneville, Ind., and Beulah Frazier of Louisville; one brother, James Steward; eight grandchildren, Kara, Jon, Josh, Annmarie, Madelyn, Tessa, Kasi and Lindsey Givans; one great-grandson: Harlan Benham. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, March 27 from the New Brandenburg Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Yates officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 9 p.m., March 26 and after 8 a..m. March 27 at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg. Online condolences may be made at

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STORY HOUR Ongoing Every Mon & Tue. Times: 10:30 AM Location: 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 Tuesday, March 31 FROM PAGE TO SCREEN Times: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Phone: 270-422-2094 Location: 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 Pride and Prejudice, rated PG. FREE ENGLISH CLASSES Ongoing Each Tuesday. Times: 7:00 PM Price: FREE Phone: 270-828-3365 or 270-828-6320 Location: 255 Buck Grove Road No registration required. Free nursery care available for students during class. Call for more information. STORY HOUR Ongoing Every Mon & Tue. Times: 10:30 AM Location: 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 Wednesday, April 1 HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR RENEWAL Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Phone: 812-738-7871 Location: 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, IN 47112 COMMUNITY DINNER Ongoing Each Wednesday. Times: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $5.00 Donation Location: 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, KY 40146 First Wednesday of every month. Menu changes every month. $5 donation. All are welcome.

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Elonda Crafton, 89, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of Fort Knox Order of Eastern Star, the Church of Christ in Elizabethtown, Ky. and the First Armor Division Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald T. Crafton; two daughters, Ruth Anne Crafton and infant, Pamela Crafton; a brother, Gene Scrivner; and a sister, Ellen Sharpe. She is survived by three nephews, Don Sharpe of Springfield, Mo.; Jerry Sharpe of Corning, Ark.; and Derek Scrivner of St. Peters, Mo.; and one niece, Lisa Stephens of Wentzville, Mo. A funeral service was held March 17 at Elizabethtown Church of Christ in Elizabethtown, Ky. with Bro. Ray Pack officiating. Another service was held in Corning, Ark. with burial in the Corning Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were handle by Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. and again at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning, Ark. The guest register may be signed at

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Bernice Norton Basham, 81, of Webster, Ky., passed away March 18, 2009 Breck Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg, Ky. She was born August 25, 1927 to the late Elvin and Beulah Dowell Norton She is preceded in death by her husband, Vinard Basham. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Armstrong, Irvington, Ky. and Delma Basham, Guston; three sons, Wayne Roger Basham, Garfield, Leonard Basham, Brandenburg, Donnie Basham, Brandenburg; sister, Nancy Roberts; brother, Buddy Norton; five grandenchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Funeral was held March 21 at Alexander Funeral Home and the burial followed in Horsley Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Alexander Funeral Home Irvington, Ky.

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Kids’ fears allayed through ‘extinction’ VFW Post 11404 - March Fears such as this are not QUESTION: My child is afraid of the dark. How can innate characteristics in the child; they have been I lessen this fear? learned. Parents DR. DOBSON: I consulted with an- Focus on must be very careful other mother who the family in expressing their own fears because was also worried their youngsters are about her three-yearinclined to adopt old daughter’s fear of those same anxietthe dark. Maybe her ies. For that matter, story will be helpful good-natured teasto you. ing can also produce Despite the use James problems for a child. of a night-light and leaving the bedroom Dobson If a youngster walks into a dark room and door open, Marla is pounced upon was afraid to stay in her room alone. She insisted from behind the door, he has that her mother sit with her learned something from the until she went to sleep each joke: The dark is not always evening, which became very empty. In Marla’s case, it is unclear time-consuming and inconvenient. If Marla happened where she learned to fear the to awaken in the night, she dark, but I believe her mothwould call for help. It was er inadvertently magnified apparent that the child was the problem. In her concern not bluffing; she was genu- for Marla, she conveyed her anxiety, and the child began inely frightened.

to think that her fears must be justified: Even Mother is worried about it. The fright became so great that Marla could not walk through a dimly lit room without an escort. It was at this point that the child was referred to me. I suggested that the mother use a process known as “extinction” to change Marla’s pattern of fear. She needed to help her see that there was nothing to be afraid of. The mother bought a package of stars and created a chart that showed how a new CD player could be earned. Then she placed her chair just outside Marla’s bedroom door. Marla was offered a star if she could spend a short time (ten seconds) in her bedroom with the light on and the door open. This first step was not very threatening, and Marla enjoyed the game. It was re-

peated several times; then she was asked to walk a few feet into a slightly darkened room with the door still open while Mother (clearly visible in the hall) counted to ten. She knew she could come out immediately if she wished. Mother talked confidently and quietly. The length of time in the dark was gradually lengthened. Courage was being reinforced; fear was being extinguished. The cycle of fright was thereby broken. Extinction may be useful in helping your own child overcome her fear of the dark. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO. 80995 ( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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LEFT: Mickey Chism, Martha Barger and Judy Butler take a break from breading Alaskan pollock during the Knights of Columbus lunch fish fry. ABOVE: Rose Zanchi hands a plate of food to a customer during lunch. The St. Teresa Council No. 2282 of the Knights of Columbus in Brandenburg is in the midst of holding its annual fish fry, which is held on Fridays during the season of Lent. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday, and dinner is served from 4-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus headquarters located at 300

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Have the courage, say something important

Every human being has leaders of the Bible had something they want to say. fears when it came to speakYet so many of us lack the ing. Moses was one of those leaders. Remember courage to say what the great movie “The we may be thinking God In — even when it is Real Life Ten Commandments” with the mighty Chartrue. Why is that? lton Heston issuing to The former basPharaoh the powerful ketball coach at proclamation “Let My my university, People Go!” We think Abe Lemons, once of Moses as mighty asked the referee, with no fear, but the “Hey, can you give Bible tells a different me a technical Dan foul for what I am Paddack story — a story of a man who was afraid thinking?” The refto speak the truth. eree, thought for a From Exodus 4:10 we moment and said, “No.” “Well, I think you are a find these words: “But Mosorry ref,” Lemons replied. ses pleaded with the Lord, ‘O Now, the story is gener- Lord, I’m not very good with ally true (although cleaned words. I never have been, and up a bit). It illustrates the I’m not now, even though fact that we are often fear- you have spoken to me. I get ful to say certain things. But tongue-tied, and my words get what if those things need to tangled.’” God gave Moses the call be said? You might seem surprised to speak to the Egyptian to find that some of the great king pharaoh to let His

people go. The people of Israel were in forced labor — slaves to the greed of Egypt. Moses’s leadership would be a noble act that would help so many, but he was still afraid to speak the truth and stand up for what was right — even though God said that He would be with him. Isn’t it interesting that God chose to use Moses to speak even when he wasn’t a good speaker? Maybe the substance of the message is more important than its style. Every difficult moment of truth begins with moments of fear and/or conflict. Standing up for what is right may be difficult, but remember that Moses did not confront his struggle alone. His brother, Aaron, was with him. Most importantly, God was with him. Moses was an imperfect

Don’t fret, just pass on through In the past several years I I didn’t call to have them have had the blessing of do- repaired. After all, I wasn’t ing some traveling, both for staying long. I was only passing through. my personal pleasure Sometimes there and also as part of my Pastor’s was a bug or two ministerial duties. Spotlight I noticed in the There were times, bathroom or somehowever, that monwhere on the floor, ey was tight and I but I didn’t call for didn’t always stay an exterminator. in the best of hotels. After all, I was only Some were quite run passing through. down. Randy I didn’t get upset On numerous ocJohnson or worry too much casions the furniture about these less wasn’t quite up to par than ideal situand sometimes it had holes or a rips. Although I ations because I wasn’t noticed these discrepancies, planning on staying long, I

was just passing through. I have come to realize that this is the same way we as Christians should meet the less than ideal situations in our life. This world is not our home, we are only passing through. Why let the problems of life get us down? We aren’t staying long. The next time some unfortunate circumstance comes your way don’t fret about it. After all, you are just passing through. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

vessel, full of hopes and fears just like us. If God is calling us to speak, we best speak. After all, if it is God calling us, then some blessing will absolutely come out of us using our voice. Maybe our voice will be used to encourage our neighbor. Maybe our voice will shine light on some corruption. Who knows, maybe our voice will help our community or our nation govern better. One thing is for sure, we will never know what our voice can do until we use it. May we always use our voice for Christ and for God’s will and glory. Bro. Dan Paddack is the pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Old Weldon where Sunday services begin at 11 a.m., and Muldraugh Methodist Church where services begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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Capture the magic forever with Renee Rhodes Photography By Crystal Benham

The old adage, “a picture’s worth a thousand words,” is truly expressed through the artistry of Renee Rhodes’s photos. The local photographer combines two skills: connecting with people and photography to create the perfect moments in every client’s life. “It’s important to document people’s lives,” Rhodes said. “There’s something magical about capturing that memory in time.” The first memory Rhodes ever captured was at the early age of seven. Rhodes remembered driving down the road with her grandmother, Mary Faith Hammond, her younger brother and sister, Rusty and Robynn Dietrich, when her grandmother pulled off the side of the road somewhere in Ohio in front of a church with the word “Denmark” in the title. “My uncle was a foreign exchange student in Denmark in college,” she said, “and my grandmother thought it would be nice to have a picture taken of her and (Robynn and Rusty) in front of the church.” Some time later, after the picture was developed, Rhodes visited her grandmother and they reminisced while looking at the photo. “She told me, ‘you did such a good job. (The picture) is centered and your thumb wasn’t in it,’” Rhodes said. At that point, Rhodes told herself, “that’s what I’ve got to do with my life,” and 17 years later, she’s living her dream. Rhodes is the owner of Renee Rhodes Photography


Renee Rhodes, owner of Renee Rhodes Photography, shoots a heartfelt picture of Robbie Davis and Tabitha Taylor, both Meade County natives who recently got engaged. Visit to view the finished pictures. located in Brandenburg. She started her business in September 2006 at the early age of 20. Rhodes offers services including children, maternity, and student photography, and family and wedding portraits, though she said she refuses to take any pictures that could be considered risqué. “I like my photography to be family oriented,” she said. “I don’t ever want to feel like I can’t show my grandmother a picture I took.” Once Rhodes had the taste of photography, she couldn’t get enough. Her grandmother bought her a 35-millimeter (mm) purple, plastic camera that she used to do photo shoots of her siblings. She still has the camera; in fact, she’s kept every camera she’s ever owned. When her family moved

from Ohio to Flaherty in late 1998, Rhodes said she remembers being excited because the home her parents bought had a large basement. “I remember setting up a blanket background (in the basement) and I would make (Robynn and Rusty) pose for me and I would take pictures with my little (35 mm) camera,” she said. When she was 14, she was given a 35-year-old Olympus SLR (single lens reflex) film camera, which she took photographs with through high school. “I would shoot to my heart’s content,” she said. “I shot cross country events … I was on the yearbook staff … anytime I could take a picture of something, I was taking a picture.” Rhodes also became the historian for DECA — a club

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that develops students’ skills in marketing, management and entrepreneurship — at the Meade County Area Technology Center. “The joke in our family, now, is that I’m the historian of our family,” Rhodes said. “I like documenting things and … keeping things … it feels like I get to keep them forever.” Rhodes received rolls of film for every occasion from her birthday to Christmas, and to this day, she said she still has nearly 50 rolls that have not been developed. At the age of 20, Rhodes’s boyfriend, Matt Rhodes, who is now her husband, bought her an up-to-date SLR camera. While attending Louisville Technical Institute as a graphic design major, Rhodes began to learn more and more

about digital SLR cameras and her love for photography grew stronger. “I started working for a millionaire (while in college) and I just worked and worked … it was almost like a ‘Devil Wears Prada’ situation,” Rhodes said. “I remember the first time I had enough money — while being in college and living on my own — that I was able to buy my first digital camera.” Rhodes’s family and friends were excited for her and they treated the event like a celebration. “I was so excited,” she said. “I got it in the mail and I finally got to use it … and I was shooting everything I could … I just couldn’t grasp that I could see the image I was shooting on the screen.” Rhodes currently shoots photos with a Nikon D300 camera. She describes herself as “a kid in a candy store,” when she gets to photograph somebody. “I don’t even know how to describe it,” she said. “I get such a rush.” What sets Rhodes apart from other photographers, she said, is her young age and the fact that she “really tries to push the envelope as far as creativeness.” She once had a boy band lay in the middle of a street in Louisville while she was up on an overpass looking down at them to get the perfect shot. “I like challenging people to get out of their personalities and connecting with them,” she said. “I really get down to their personality. I want people to feel like they can connect with me when they look at my photos because if I can’t connect (with

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my clients), then I can’t show who they are in the photos.” Rhodes has become a professional post processor of pictures as well. “I have a good eye for post processing of the pictures and doing some pretty funky cool edits of the photos,” she said. Prices on packages and photo shoots vary depending on individual circumstances, though in the near future, package prices will be posted on Rhodes’s Web site, www. reneerhodesphotography. com. Rhodes also posts free picture contests on her site that her friend, Amber Holland, judges. She is also working on fundraising for the upcoming Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk in Louisville on April 11. Rhodes plans to do 10 children’s photo shoots for $40 each to raise $400 for the walk in honor of her dear friend who was recently diagnosed with MS. “I really believe God gave me a gift that I need to give back,” she said. She plans to participate in other fundraisers in the future, especially local events. Rhodes attributes her husband, Matt, her one-year-old son, Zaney, and her siblings and other family members as true inspirations in her life and her work. For more information on Renee Rhodes Photography, visit her site, — which also links to her old Web site with even more pictures — or call 270-668-2555, or e-mail reneerhodesphoto@ To have your business profiled, contact Crystal Benham at 270-422-4542 or e-mail crystal@


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ABOVE: Barr Automotive, owned by Timmy Barr, recently relocated to the old TriMac Transportation building. The building is spacious and more convenient for customers with larger vehicles.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

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Local vet has seen it all, animals large and small By Laura Saylor

Veterinarian Todd Ray never knows what each new day will bring. Working with both livestock and small animals, he’s helped birth ponies, neuter house cats, check-up on zebras, and dehorn cattle — sometimes all within the same day. The Rineyville native is approaching the 15-year mark of his veterinarian career, a milestone that’s been a long time coming. “(Being a vet) seemed like something I always wanted to do,” Ray said. “My mom said it’s something I said I wanted to be since I was four or five years old.” Reared around farm animals, Ray attended Western Kentucky University after high school and pursued his doctorate of veterinary medicine at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. He spends most of his days traveling to barns and pastures in Meade, Hardin, Grayson and Breckinridge counties answering the calls of livestock owners, though he spends one day a week offering services at a veterinary clinic in Leitchfield, Ky. “It’s something that if I don’t keep doing it, I’ll lose


LEFT: Camp Piomingo Equestrian Director Whitney Skirtich holds a horse’s head still as veterinarian Todd Ray vaccinates it. ABOVE: Ray sorts through the equipment he uses regularly on visits to local farms. it,” Ray said about performing small animal care. Most of the large animal care he provides is preventative, meaning he vaccinates and inoculates animals and diagnoses potential hazards to help prevent illnesses and injuries from ever occurring. He commonly helps with cattle and horses having difficulty giving birth, dehorns steers, and performs regular check-ups — and then every once in awhile he gets a real doozie, like a mare with a rake handle skewered

Homemakers to host tree giveaway Submitted by Annette Hornsby Extension Homemakers April 3 will mark the 111th Arbor Day celebration in Kentucky. In honor of the occasion, the Meade County Extension Homemakers will have their annual tree give away. This is in keeping with the motto of the Arbor Day Foundation, “We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.” How did Arbor Day begin? As the pioneers went west, they planted trees for fruit, fuel, shade, and protection from the central plains winds. The eastern city streets were already lined with the American elm and the pioneers wanted some of that beauty in their new surroundings. When Mr. J. Sterling Morton moved from Michigan to Nebraska in 1854, one of his first tasks was to plant trees on his barren property. He believed in the importance of planting trees for conservation. People embraced his ideas, and conservation became quite popular which lead to his position as Secretary of the Nebraska Territory. As secretary, his ideas on conservation became even more popular and eventually lead to Arbor Day. The very first Arbor Day celebration was held April 10,

1872, and Mr. Morton was the guest speaker. One million trees were planted because of that day. The success was largely credited to schoolchildren as every student was asked to plant a seedling, cutting or seed. By 1882, schoolchildren all over the country were planting trees in observance of Arbor Day. Kentucky first made Arbor Day an official state holiday in 1887. It was originally celebrated April 2, but now the date is always the first Friday in April. The Kentucky state tree is the Tulip Poplar. This year the Homemakers will begin giving away trees at 8:30 a.m. at the Extension Office. The types of trees available this year are the Flowering Dogwood and Virginia Pine. This is on a firstcome, first-serve basis. There is a limited number of trees, so you may pick up one type of each tree per family. The Homemakers will also be having a bake sale in conjunction with the tree give away. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the KEHA Special Project “Camp Courageous.” Spearheading this program is Mrs. Vergie Taylor, Chairwoman of the Environment, Housing and Energy Committee. For more information, please contact the Extension Office at 270-422-4958.

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through her chest. “That one stands out in my mind,” he said. “We cut the rake handle down real short ... and had to send her to a specialist. I couldn’t risk pulling it out. She would’ve bled to death.” Last week, Ray visited Camp Piomingo at Otter Creek Park where he routinely vaccinated 10 of the camp’s horses. “Usually we bring some of the campers out when Dr. Ray is here so they can watch,” said Camp Piomingo Equestrian Director

Whitney Skirtich. “It gives them a chance to be in the barn and see something that doesn’t get done every day.” Ray has several horses of his own, and his four children — Justin, Kaleb, Gavin and Taylor — enjoy showing them at open horse shows around the area. He’s also involved with the local 4-H horse club. Preferably fond of equine, Ray has noticed a serious trend over the last few years. “Horses are thinner this

year, that’s for sure,” he said. “They’re not starved or anything, but they’re definitely thinner this year.” Ray said the dry summers that have baked the area over the last few years have spurred poor quality hay that doesn’t provide enough nutrients for the animals that consume it. In some instances, he’s attested to horse owners who buy the animals as hobbies without realizing the full responsibilities of caring for them. “People buy them, then

lose interest in horses and they don’t have a way to get rid of them,” he said. “You really can’t sell a horse right now.” Ray attributes his affinity for being outdoors and his natural call to care for animals as the driving forces behind his successful 15 years of serving livestock owners and animal lovers all throughout the area. “There’s some slow days, some that are slower than others,” Ray said. “And then some days you never know what to expect.”


Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, March 23, 2009 Receipts: 355 Last week: 497 Last year: 378 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter Bulls 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Slaughter cows were 15 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 02 percent: Replacement cows 04 percent and feeders 79 percent: The feeder supply included 28 percent steers 39 percent heifers and 33 percent bulls. 15 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight A-Dress H-Dress Lo-Dress Breaker 75-80 935-1560 43.00-49.00 50.50 Boner 80-85 845-1280 40.50-45.00 Lean 85-90 745-1150 35.00-37.00 42.50 25.00-33.00 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade Weight Carcass Boning % A-Dress Hi-Dress 1 1750-1840 80-81 67.00-67.50 2 1035-1975 75-78 53.50-60.00 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 200-300 239 115.00 115.00 23 300-400 343 109.00-121.50 112.93 6 400-500 459 98.50-106.00 102.25 11 500-600 558 92.50-100.50 96.19 7 600-700 630 88.00-94.50 92.89 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 200-300 230 97.00 97.00 3 300-400 359 100.00-107.50 105.34 2 400-500 425 89.00-99.00 94.18 2 500-600 515 86.00 86.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 200-300 295 93.00-101.00 98.38 8 300-400 373 91.50-100.50 98.11 25 400-500 441 89.00-97.50 92.68 24 500-600 550 79.00-87.50 81.59

5 600-700 631 78.00-83.00 80.48 6 700-800 708 75.00 75.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 200-300 268 91.00 91.00 3 300-400 327 80.00-86.00 83.45 9 400-500 476 79.00-85.00 82.81 Feeder Heifers Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 8 200-300 280 91.00-95.00 91.94 5 300-400 350 78.00-91.00 85.61 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 200-300 210 123.00 123.00 2 300-400 398 109.50 109.50 14 400-500 399 99.00-113.50 104.79 7 500-600 547 90.00-97.50 92.72 14 600-700 622 86.50-92.00 89.54 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 200-300 270 99.00-107.00 103.42 2 300-400 380 99.00-100.00 99.49 9 400-500 427 85.00-96.00 88.48 15 500-600 566 80.00-88.50 83.91 Feeder Bulls Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 300-400 353 98.00 98.00 Feeder Bulls Small and Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 6 400-500 448 96.00-100.00 97.26 3 600-700 613 81.00 81.00 Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-10 years old 3-8 months bred 845-1145 lbs 445.00-630.00 per head Stock Cows and Calves: Medium and Large 1-2 3-10 years old 900-1300 lbs with 100-200 lbs calves at side 700.00-1075.00 per head. Stock Bulls: No Test Calves: Baby Beef calves No Test

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12-inning epic gives Lady Waves first win By Ben Achtabowski


MCHS tennis teams start season this week. For results turn to B2.

The Meade County Lady Waves softball team opened the season on Monday with an epic 12-inning, threehour long battle with the Nelson County Cardinals, and survived as 5-4 victors. With the rust still heavy on the gloves of the Lady Waves, the team committed seven errors that made up for all four of Nelson County’s runs. “We had way too many errors (in the field),” head coach Mike Harreld

said. “We made umpteen base running errors too and that cost us.” Fittingly, the Lady Waves won the game on a base running error. Sophomore Kayla Padgett was on third base with two outs during the bottom of the 12th inning, Harreld put on the squeeze play to score the winning run. Sophomore Erin Benton failed to bunt the ball leaving Padgett stranded inbetween home and third base. The Cardinals’ catcher ran Padgett back towards third base but

overthrew the ball, giving Padgett enough time to turn around and score. “Well, we called for a squeeze (play) and Erin (Benton) didn’t get it down,” Padgett said. “I was dead either way. I was just lucky that they threw the ball away.” The Lady Waves started the game strong by breaking the 0-0 tie in the bottom of the first inning when junior Erin Sireno hit a blooper into centerfield and scored Kristin Benton

See EPIC, B3


TRACK RESULTS Results from LaRue County All-Comers track meet held on Tuesday Girls 200-Meter Dash 1 Stanfield, Marley 5 Jenkins, Shelby Girls 400-Meter Dash 1 Stanfield, Marley 1:01.0 6 Evans, Carly 1:06.6 Girls 1,600-Meter Run 2 Jenkins, Shelby 5:50.5 8 Dukes, Kim 6:18.8 Girls 3,200-Meter Run 1 Level, April 13:52.9 Girls 100-Meter Hurdles 1 Brown, Tiffany 17.2 Girls 300-Meter Hurdles 1 Brown, Tiffany 48.0 Girls 4x400-Meter Relay 4 Meade County 4:50.1 1) Fochtman, Chelsea 2) Kelch, Natasha 3) Dukes, Kim 4) Medley, Hayley Girls 4x800-Meter Relay 6 Meade County 11:45.6 1) Level, April 2) Medley, Hayley 3) Kelch, Natasha 4) Monchilovich, Tara Girls Long Jump 3 Evans, Carly


Kayla Padgett tags a stealing Nelson County base runner during the second inning of Monday’s game. Padgett eventually scored the winning run in the 12th inning.

Speedy relay teams along with strong individuals have Meade County poised for top-8 finishes at state

Runnin ’ for that

By Ben Achtabowski


rack is a game of numbers. With 18 events to score points during a meet, having numbers always works to a team’s advantage. This year, the Meade County boys and girls track and field teams boast over 60 athletes, including some of the best individual runners in the state. “It’s exciting that we just don’t have a good girls team,” said Larry Garner, who is entering his 11th year as Meade County’s head coach, “but we have a guys team that could be good too. Probably together, this is one of the best squads I’ve had.” The girls track team has several outstanding runners including last year’s state meet competitors junior Shelby Jenkins, freshman Marley Stanfield, freshman April Level, and sophomore Tiffany Brown.

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Girls Triple Jump 3 Evans, Carly 32-03.00 Girls Discus Throw 3 Miller, Emily


Boys 400-Meter Dash 8 Fackler, Kyle 1:00.1 Boys 1,600-Meter Run 2 Breeds, Sean 4:41.1 3 Humphrey, Joseph 4:56.9 4 Medley, Chad 4:57.2 6 Bowen, Zach 5:02.8 8 Blair, Tyler 5:04.2 Boys 3,200-Meter Run 1 Breeds, Sean 10:23.9 2 Fackler, Matthew 11:35.8 Boys 300-Meter Hurdles 4 Blair, Tyler 47.5 Boys 4x100-Meter Relay 2 Meade County 46.8 1) Milliner, Mason 2) Evans, Berran 3) Thacker, Zach 4) Spurlock, DJ


The Meade County track team has several talented individuals. Sean Breeds (far left) looks to qualify in the state meet in the 4,000 meter run. Shelby Jenkins (center) leads the two relay teams and the 800-meter run. Carly Evans (above) is the upstart long jumper for Meade County.

Boys 4x200-Meter Relay 8 Meade County 1:47.0 1) Nowland, Kevin 2) Addesa, Michael 3) Clinkscales, Michael 4) Evans, Berran Boys 4x400-Meter Relay 2 Meade County 3:46.3 1) Bowen, Zach 2) Medley, Chad 3) Humphrey, Joseph 4) Buttram, Gabe

‘Wave offense strands too many runners in first two games By Ben Achtabowski

Boys 4x800-Meter Relay 8 Meade County 10:14.1 1) Beck, Travis 2) Fackler, Kyle 3) Butler, Andrew 4) King, Jordan Boys Shot Put 8 Stockwell, Cody Boys Discus Throw 2 Stockwell, Cody



Women - Team Rankings 4) Meade County 95 Men - Team Rankings 6) Meade County 66


Brenton Smith hits a triple during the first inning of Monday’s game.

The Meade County Greenwave baseball team couldn’t convert base runners into runs during its season opening loss, 6-1, against the Grayson County Tigers on Monday. Meade County stranded 13 runners, including a game-tying situation with two men on in the third inning with the Tigers up only 3-1.

“That’s really the difference,” Meade County head coach Todd Clanton said. “They got the timely hits and we didn’t. We gloved it, we only made one error and it did cost us a run. But when you only score one run it’s not going to go very far.” The Tigers jumped on Greenwave starting pitcher junior Justin Amburgrey in the first inning when the second batter hit a two-

run homerun. Meade County answered right back in the bottom of the inning with its lone run of the game when Brenton Smith hit a triple down the third base line. Smith scored when senior Mikie DeRossett hit a sacrifice groundball to first base. DeRossett ended the night 1-for-4 with a double; Smith also went 1-for-4 with a triple.


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Track and field teams show promise


The 2009 Meade County Track and Field teams look to make a run to qualify for state. The team’s strengths are relays, which require a team with lots of depth.

Softball team holds annual alumni game


The 2009 Meade County Lady Waves softball team held its annual alumni game on Sunday and posed for a picture before the game. The Lady Waves beat the alumni team.

Tennis teams drop season’s first matches to North Hardin

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MONDAY APRIL 13 Staff Report The News Standard The Greenwave tennis team lost to North Hardin 3-2 on Tuesday. “It was a good match overall,” said head coach Mark Zweifel. “Even though we lost, there were a lot of positives last night. (Quintin) Franke and (Matt) Buckman understand what they did wrong and how the match got away from them. They’re new and have to learn to trust one another on the court. “Morgan and Hewlett showed me that they want to win. The duo got down early and fought back never giving up.” The results are:

Singles Jeffery DeWitt (NH) def. William Kaelin (MC), 4-6, 0-6. Chase Garris (MC) def. Samu-


el Stidham (NH), 6-1, 6-2 Doubles Jonah Cundiff and David Medley def. Grafton Sizemore and Jacob Hughes (NH) 6-3, 6-0. Martin Shumateand Jesse Redmon def. Quintin Franke and Matt Buckman (MC), 4-6, 5-7. Braden Proffitt and Cody Hughes def. Dalton Morgan\ Matt Hewlett, 4-8 (proset).








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The Lady Waves team was shut out by North Hardin, 5-0. The results are:

Singles Catie Baker (NH) def. Allie Bogard (MC), 6-0, 6-0. Hannah Jeffries (NH) def. Lauren Barr (MC), 6-0, 6-0. Julia Stewart (NH) def. Essence Hammock 8-2 (proset). Doubles Kaela Vessels and Hannah Jeffries (NH) def Olivia Wright and Alexis Hobbs (MC), 6-0, 6-2. Chrissy Peters and Linda Bibb (NH) def. Jena McKinney and Jessie Coppage, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2.

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TOP: Jonah Cundiff volleys the ball from the baseline on Tuesday. ABOVE: Allie Bogard attacks the net. She lost in straight sets against North Hardin on Tuesday.

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Epic From page B1 from second. During the second inning, Meade County struck again when senior third baseman Amanda Smith hit a line drive into right field that scored sophomore pinch runner Chelsea Cummings from third base. Cummings scored three of the five Lady Waves’ runs. Meade County went on an eight inning scoring drought, while becoming complacent in the field. Nelson County came charging back in the fifth inning when a Cardinals batter hit a blooper into left field to score two runs and tie the game, 2-2. “They made a few errors that got us in the game,” Harreld said. “Then we turn around and give it right back to them in the fifth in-

Runnin’ From page B1 “We’ve got a few girls that are very talented,” Garner said. “It’s our job (as coaches) to get them in the right events and space them out and let them score some points for us.” Shelby Jenkins is a standout 800-meter runner — she also anchors the 4x800-meter relay team and 4x400-meter team — who was hampered last fall by a hip injury. The injury forced Jenkins to discontinue running for nearly three months. Now, heading into the season she has been going through the rigors of physical therapy, while trying to return to peak condition. “It hurts every now and then, but since I’ve been to physical therapy it’s felt a lot better,” Jenkins said of her hip. “Looking back on my times last track season, I’m not quite to where I was, but I’m getting back there. It was kind of hard to get back up, because I was really out of shape.” Jenkins finished in third place in the 800-meter run last spring at the state meet and recorded a personal record time of 2:19.34. She will be a crucial part of the 800-meter relay team that finished sixth in the state last year. The team returns every runner — Level, Brown, Jenkins and Stanfield — and looks to fight for a top-3 finish in the state this year, according to Garner. “April Level and Kim Dukes are fighting for the fourth spot in the 800-meter run,” he said. “If Marley (Stanfield) is fully healthy we can be top-3 team in that event.” Stanfield has also been weathering a nagging injury to her side throughout the off-season. Last year she finished third place in the 400-meter run and looks to compete for a state title in that event. Luckily the injury does not affect Stanfield in the 400-meter event, but


Zach Bowen is one of the best distance runners for the boys track team.

Offense From page B1

“(Smith) came right out of the gate and continued to stay hot,” Clanton said. “We put the ball in play. We’ve been harping on them about our strikeouts and we didn’t strike out today. Daniel DeRossett, J.B. Greer, Jimmy Patterson and

ning with some bad throws.” The teams went into extra innings and were unable to score until the 10th inning when extrainning rules place a runner on second at the start of the inning. Meade County’s errors proved costly during the top of the 10th inning, when a pass ball and a throwing error to second base scored a Nelson County runner from third giving them the lead, 3-2. But the Lady Waves answered right back in the bottom of the 10th when Nelson County’s catcher tried to pick off Kristin Benton from third base. The ball was overthrown and she scored to tie the game back up, 3-3. During the final two innings, Amanda Logsdon came into relieve starting pitcher Maris Harreld. Harreld ended the night with 14 strikeouts and five hits on 10 2/3 innings of work. Logsdon, an inexperienced freshman pitcher, was put in to shut out


the Nelson County hitters. “I was kind of leery to bring in a freshman,” Mike Harreld said. “Maris (Harreld) had already gone 10 innings. I could see her legs get tired and the hitters started to pick up on her. Amanda Logsdon came in and did an outstanding job for us.” Logsdon pitched 1 1/3 innings to strike out two batters and gave up one hit. “You come in and don’t walk anybody, that’s all we can ask,” Mike Harreld said of Logsdon’s performance. “(Logsdon) pitched a heck of a game. It’s nice to know we don’t have one or two pitchers and that we can rely on these young girls to come out in pressure situations.” Offensively, Kristin Benton and Erin Sireno, who both went 3-for5, led the Lady Waves. Sireno also had two RBIs. Kayla Padgett, Megan Fackler, Scarlett Powers, Cummings, Smith and Claire Cannady all had a hit during the game.

rather the longer distances such as the 800-meter run. “The sprints don’t bother (Stanfield),” Garner said. “It’s the longer runs that will aggravate (her side). Her leg speed is still looking good and she’s been running some great times.” Last year’s state qualifier in the 300-meter hurdles, Tiffany Brown, also returns in the best shape of her life due to playing basketball this winter, Garner said. “She came out of basketball season running as great as ever,” he said. “I love her playing basketball, because it got her in such great shape. She probably came out of basketball in better shape then the rest of the girls.” Along with the returning talent, the girls team has several newcomers that may make waves in the region and state competitions. Junior Carly Evans joined the team this year after being persuaded by Garner and his track athletes. In previous years she was strictly a basketball player. “I talked to her a few years ago and she kind of hem and hawed around with the idea,” Garner said. “This year, Tiffany Brown talked to her and a special aid at school talked to her about it. She came out and she really likes it. “We’ve wanted her for two years now because we know how good of an athlete she is. We’re happy to have her now.” Evans has hit the ground running … literally, as she looks to fill the long jump and triple jump spots — events Meade County was unable to fill last year. “My specialty in basketball is jumping, so I figured I might as well go out and jump for track,” Evans said. “They said I would land in dirt (in the long jump) and I was like ‘oh, that sounds like fun.’ And it turned out to be fun.” During Evans’ first time competing in the triple jump last week during an exhibition meet, she fell only 8 inches short of the school record. “My first time (jumping) people were saying, ‘you just beat so-and-so’s record. You did great.’” She said. “It made me blush and it feels good and I’m actually getting credit for something I can do all by myself.” Although Evans likes the aspect of individual events she also wants to help out the entire team any way possible, which may include a leg in the 4x400meter relay team. “I came out with the idea that if I like (track) I’ll keep doing it,” she said. “But I love it now and I’m going to stick with it. I didn’t think I would like it, but now that I’m getting into shape I’m going to try and help out this team as much

Boys team on the rise Garner said the boys team has a solid core of junior athletes on the team. That core looks to lead the team and possibly make some state showings. The team has six strong distance runners in juniors Sean Breeds, Gabe Buttram, Joseph Humphrey, and Chad Medley along with sophomores Tyler Blair and Zach Bowen. Some combination of those six runners will make up the 4x800-meter team that could qualify for the state meet, according to Garner. “The fact that we have six good (runners) means that no one can get complacent,” he said. “They know that their spot is always in jeopardy.” The boys team will also welcome back its best runner, Sean Breeds. Through a muddled form of events, Breeds moved from Meade County to North Hardin two years ago. After the transition to schools, he missed out on last track season, but returned to Meade County over the summer. After running cross country last fall for Meade County, he’s getting back into shape for the upcoming track season. “It seems like it’s been so long to get (my legs back),” Breeds said. “It’s frustrating, too. I see all the people I used to run with are way ahead of me. They are doing awesome and I’m still back not doing as great.” To kick off the season, the team participated in the Mason Dixon games in Louisville. Breeds ran a 9:30 3,000-meter run. “That’s pretty good considering that it’s early in the season,” he said. “(In the 3,200-meter run) it’s about a 10:20. My (personal record) is 9:56, I’d like to be at a 9:30ish and qualify for state this year.” “It’d be awesome to get on the podium. I don’t

Andrew Oliver each had a single, while Amburgey went 2-for-3 with a double to give the Greenwave eight hits on the night. Amburgey recorded the loss in five innings with six strikeouts, while giving up four earned runs. Zach Taulbee pitched two innings in relief and struck out three batters and gave up two earned runs. “Amburgey threw well

for his first time out,” Clanton said. “He gave us a chance to win and anytime we do that we’re happy with the pitchers. Taulbee came in and he pitched well too. He hasn’t pitched much for us (during the preseason). But he did well and kept us in the game.” The Greenwave will travel down to Chattanooga, Tenn. today and

as possible.” The three other runners — Jenkins, Brown, and Stanfield — may pair up and be a top-8 team this spring. Although the girls team is young, it has two solid seniors including Dukes, Helen Ohmes and discus thrower Emily Miller. “Emily Miller has been throwing since her eighth grade year,” Garner said. “Shot is not her thing, but she’s strong at discus. She’s always been right on that line. She hasn’t been able to jump over that hump and compete with the best. Hopefully, this season we’ll get her over that hump.” Other field event athletes include juniors Lynett Vallejo and Natasha Kelch in the long jump and junior Jesse Morgan in the high jump.

The News Standard - B3 The Lady Waves take its first win into the weekend where they will host the TSOA tournament at Meade Olin Park. “Even though it wasn’t the best game for us, in the scorebook it looks like a win,” Mike Harreld said. Lady Waves split doubleheader An Upper Arlington’s (Ohio) pitcher threw a no-hitter against Meade County in route of a 1-0 victory during the first game of the doubleheader. The eight inning pitching duel was anchored by Lady Waves freshman pitcher Amanda Logsdon who threw 8 innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven batters. In the second game, the Lady Waves faced Southern High School and won 5-0. Kristin Benton, Scarlett Powers, Maris Harreld, Erin Benton, and Mallory Wathen each recorded a single, while Raymie

want to dream too big right now. But last time I went to state with high expectations I completely blew up. I think I placed 11th out of 12. It was really disappointing.” Both Blair and Bowen will fight for the 1,600-meter run as they ran well during their freshman year. Along with distance runners, the team welcomes newcomer Michael Addesa. A senior football player, Addesa looks to fulfill the sprinting events. Though the season hasn’t started, he has already filled an important role on the team. “Michael Addesa is a good runner, but he’s also such a positive person,” Garner said. “He works his butt off every day. He always does what you ask him to do. He’s coming out for his senior year, he’s already stepped into a leadership role, which is great.” The team also has some young talent coming up. “We’ve got some middle school boys that can do really well in the middle school level and help us out,” Garner said. “In a few years, they will help us out at the high school level.” Sean Breed’s brother, eighth grader Tyler Breeds, along with Carly Evans’ brother, freshman Berran Evans, have a lot of talent. In the field events, sophomore Cody Stockwell may become a state contender, according to Garner. “(Stockwell) came out eighth grade and ran cross country. He’s just a marginal runner. He decided to start throwing. All of a sudden the past two years he’s bulked up and gotten stronger and he has had some really good throws. If he keeps this up and gets about 15 feet on his throws, he could be fighting for one of those spots for state too.” With the state meet more than two months away, the team has a full schedule of weekend meets. This weekend they travel to Ryle to participate in the Ryle relays. Because both teams have competitive relay teams, Garner expects to do well. “Our strength is relays so this kind of gears up for what we like,” he said. “We expect to place pretty high.” The team also travels to Marshal County for a twoday meet, and then faces its regional competition at Male on April 10. With tough competition ahead, Garner looks forward to seeing what this talented track team can do. “I’ve had this junior crew since their seventh grade year,” Garner said. “These should be two of the best years we’ve ever had. We started it off right with the success with cross country in the fall. I’m just excited to see what happens.” participate in the Chattanooga Invitational all weekend long. Check next week’s issue of The News Standard for a full recap of the tournament. Meade County Grayson County

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Submitted by Meade County Area Technology Center On Friday, March 6, 41 students from the Meade County SkillsUSA Chapter traveled to the Elizabethtown Technical College to compete in the district competitions. They were accompanied by two SkillsUSA advisors, Faye Campbell and Darren Jones. More than 200 students competed on that day in an effort to qualify for the state SkillsUSA competitions which will be held April 7-10 in Louisville. Students from Meade County competed in a number of leadership and skill events which also included students from Grayson, Breckinridge, Marion, and Nelson counties and students from the Elizabethtown Technical College.

Winners announced during the awards session were: Action Skills, 1st place Aaron McCrary; Automotive Technology, 1st place Jake Miller; 2nd place Travis Argabright, 3rd place Zach Greenwell; Carpentry 1, 2nd place Josh Kelly, 3rd place Zach Willett; Chapter Business Procedure, 1st place team Thomas Damico-Roach, William Stallings, Kevin Nowland, Romie Carman, Isaac Seelye, and Stanley McFalda; Firefighting, 1st place Ethan Wright, 2nd place Jeff Tynan, 3rd place Ben Curl; First Aid/CPR, 1st place Brandy Hiner, 2nd place Alex Dougherty; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, 1st place Josh Thompson, 2nd place Quinn Thomas; Job Interview, 2nd place Quinn Thomas; Job Skill Demonstration, 3rd place


A total of 41 Meade County students competed in the SkillsUSA district competition held March 6. Chelsey Noyes; Opening and Closing Ceremony, 2nd place team Ricky Wardrip, Jordan Reichmuth, Joseph Dutchover, Nathan Polston, Jessey Thompson, Jacob Lee, and Chris Kwarciany; Quiz

Bowl, 2nd place team Robert Mote, Kory Patterson, David Mings, Trae Slayton, and Matthew Vaught. Prepared Speech, 1st place Kayla McIntosh; Poster, 1st place Jimmy Brown; Welding, 1st place Ethan

Straney, 3rd place Thomas Damico-Roach; Welding Fabrication team, 1st place Adam Hall, Michael McCoy, and Brian Stout. Also competing were: Chris Bandurske in Carpentry 1, Mark Anthony in

HVAC, and Ryan Speaks in Welding. Plans are now in progress for 21 first place winners to compete at the state level in April in order to qualify for national competition in Kansas City, Mo. in June.

Book fair fanfare FBLA’ers are best of the best at regions hits primary school Brandenburg Primary School PTO hosted its biannual book fair for students Tuesday night. Students and their parents selected books to purchase from a large display in the school’s library. Revenue from the event is used to purchase books for the library and classroom equipment for teachers. The PTO also provided cookies and milk for those in attendance.


Meade County High School Future Business Leaders of America students and advisors traveled to Western Kentucky University March 6 for the 2009 Regional 2 Leadership Conference. Submitted by Roxanne Sydnor Meade County FBLA


Students and their parents perused through aisles and aisles of books at Brandenburg Primary School.

Students make ‘Jump’ successful Battletown Elementary School students jumped rope for the American Heart Association, under the direction of physical education teacher Jerry Nelson. During the month of February, students set a new record for Battletown School, collecting $1,138.26 for the American Heart Association. Fourth graders, who participated, collected the most money per class. Michelle Arnold was awarded a medal for collecting the most money individually.


Michelle Arnold collected the most money individually for Jump Rope for Heart.

On March 5, 2009 Meade County High School Future Business Leader of America (FBLA) traveled to Western Kentucky University for the Region 2 Leadership Conference. While there, they competed in several events, walked around campus, and voted for the 2009-2010 Region 2 Officers. MCHS had 35 members competing and 18 qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference April 14-16. Avery Sydnor, Valerie Hobbs and Ashley Sydnor were also recognized for receiving their Business Level Business Achievement Award. Meade County High School was awarded for the biggest FBLA Chap-

Battletown Honor Roll — 4th period Mrs. Cox 4th grade class, A’s and B’s: Michelle Arnold; Logan Hardesty; Kayla Parcell. Mrs. Cox 5th grade class, A’s and B’s: Desiree Meeks; Charlie Simmons. Mrs. Love 5th grade class, All A’s: Abby Vallandingham. A’s and B’s: Ariall Daley; Gracie Fackler; Elizabeth Pollock; Tray Powers; Harley Roney; Josh Story; Blake Thomas; Karl Maifeld. Mrs. Love 6th grade class, All A’s: Slater Adams; Emma Bell; Keston Gagel; Brianna Henricksen; Emma-Lee Payne. A’s and B’s: Andy Ballis; Lance Roney; Tanner Weick.

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ter in Region II. At the end of the day, Avery Sydnor was inducted as the Region 2 Reporter for the 2009-2010 school year. Placing at Regional Competition and competing at State Leadership Conference in April are Cara Alsip, Business Presentation — 3rd; Savannah Allen, Business Presentations — 3rd; Ali King, Intro to Parliamentary Procedures — 1st; Avery Sydnor, Community Service Project — 1st; Ashley Sydnor, FBLA Principles and Procedures — 3rd; Zach Taulbee, Sports Management — 1st; Rachel Nelson, Intro to Business Communications — 2nd; Justin Burnett, Networking Concepts — 3rd; Clay Mills, Who’s Who in FBLA, Mr. Future Business Leader; Valerie Hobbs,Who’s Who in FBLA, Mrs.

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Meade County schools fair well at state tourney Staff Report The News Standard Meade County schools dominated the state competition during the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Kentucky tournament held in Louisville on March 17. Nathan Parcell, a sophomore at MCHS, brought home top honors earning a first place overall individual title. Kayla Dowell, a sixth-grader at Payneville Elementary School won first place in the female elementary division. Colin Crump, a fifth grader at David T. Wilson earned third place in the male elementary division, and Jesse McPherson, also a fifth grader at David T. Wilson, won fifth place in the division. Taylor Knott, an eighth grader at SPMS, won first place in the middle school male division, and Meaghann Dunn, an eighth grader at SPMS won third place in the middle school female division. Nathan Parcell won first place in the individual high school male division, and freshman Shelby Smith earned third place for individual high school female. In the team elementary school division, Payneville Elementary won third place with a total of 3,055 points; David T. Wilson won seventh place with a total of 2,965 points; Fla-

herty Elementary won 16th place with 2,815 points; and Ekron Elementary wont 19th place with 2,741 points. MCHS brought home fourth place with 3,337 points in the team high school division, and SPMS also earned fourth place in the team middle school division with 3,215 points. Payneville Elementary finished third place in the overall team awards. Nathan Parcell also won first place in the Scholarship Shoot-off Contest, and Kayla Dowell earned fourth place during the special event. The Scholarship Shootoff Contest pits the top four male and female archers against each other as they compete for college scholarships. Parcell’s first place victory in the shoot-off earned him $1,200 in scholarship money. The state tournament’s elite archers advance to compete in the national tournament to be held May 8-9 in Louisville. Results of the state tournament: Individual elementary school female Kayla Dowell of Payneville Elementary won first place with a score of 284; Ashley Padgett of Payneville Elementary won eighth place with a score of 267; Madeline Tabor of Flaherty Elementary won ninth place with

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ing native grasses, shrubs and trees are some of the eligible practices for the program. Other eligible practices include implementing forest stand improvements and creating shallow water areas. Excluding livestock from sensitive streams and woodlands is also an important focus under Kentucky’s 2009 WHIP. Since WHIP focuses on improvement to wildlife cover, food plots are not eligible under the program. WHIP applications are evaluated and ranked to determine which applications provide the most beneficial habitats. For more information about the program, call the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Information Center at 800-858-1549 and ask for the name and telephone number of the private lands biologist serving your area. Also check the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Web site at for more information on the WHIP program.

Archery tournament seeks participants Submitted article The Blue Grass Invitational Archery Tournament seeks participants for the June 6 event. The tournament will consists of two rounds of five arrows at 20 meters and two rounds of five arrows at 15 meters with NASP targets. There will also be two rounds of five arrows at 15 meters on 3D targets. Awards will be give to the top three male and female high scores in the fol-

lowing categories: Special needs, nine and under, 10 to 12, 13-16, and 17-18. Genesis bows will be used and hunting bows and sights are not allowed. There will be bows available at the tournament site. Entry fee is $5. To preregister contact Lu Ann Johnson by phone at 502598-1533 or e-mail Luann@ Awards will be presented during Saturday night’s pig roast.

a score of 267. Individual elementary school male Colin Crump of David T. Wilson won third place with a score of 281; Jesse McPherson of David T. Wilson won fifth place with a score of 279; Kadin Staples of David T. Wilson won seventh place with a score of 276; Josh Durbin of Ekron Elementary won 10th place with a score of 274; and Mike Decker of Payneville Elementary won 11th place with a score of 273. Individual middle school female Meaghann Dunn won third place with a score of 279. Individual middle school male Taylor Knott won first place with a score of 290; and Randall Reardon won 12th place with a score of 280. Individual high school female Shelby Miller won third place with a score of 284; and Amanda Hurt won 12th place with a score of 276. Individual high school male Nathan Parcell won first place with a score of 297; and Cody Durbin won 11th place with a score of 287.


TOP: The David T. Wilson archery team finished seventh in state with a total of 2,965 points during last week’s tournament in Louisville. ABOVE: Meade County archers tally their scores at the state tournament last week.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Putting yourself in someone else's shoes isn't easy for you. But if you do it, you'll gain a better perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have to deal with before moving on to your next project. It's a good idea to accept help from those who share your objectives. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It's time to recognize the difference between those who are truly concerned for you and those who simply plan to use your good nature to their advantage. New ideas become increasingly attractive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Depending on a promise made becoming a promise kept could be more than a mite unwise at this time. It's best to proceed on your own rather than wait for aid that might never arrive. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A recently revitalized relationship might not be quite what the Big Cat expected. But give yourself more time to deal with the changes. A little flexibility can go a long way. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A major change could prompt more adjustments. Some of them might be difficult to deal with at first. But hang in there, and before you know it, you'll be coasting to your next goal. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of justice prompts you to speak out against an unfair situation, even if you seem to be the only one who feels that way. But you soon learn that many others agree with you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creating a fuss is not usually your style. But that doesn't mean you should tolerate an ill-mannered attitude. Speak up for yourself, and you'll earn the respect of others. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have a few loose ends to tie up before you can stamp your project as complete. But once that's done, you might want to celebrate with someone special in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Disappointment darkens the Goat's mood. But close friends rally to pull you through with words of encouragement. Use their confidence in you to rebuild your own selfesteem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An upcoming decision might be more difficult with inaccurate information. Best to recheck the data you have at hand right now to be sure it won't mislead you later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An offer you previously turned down might no longer be available. But if you do some checking around, you could find something else that would suit you just fine. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in helping those who cannot help themselves. Although it embarrasses you, the fact is, people like you and tell you so.

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DISH NETWORK Satellite TV systems installed FREE this week! 100+ Channels $9.99 No bank account needed! No $$$ down needed! 866-689-0523 Call now for details!

3 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, $450 a month plus utiilities, $600 deposit, lawn care is included in rental. All electric with cistern. Call 270-668-1800.

Oak table dinette piece, can break down to smaller table and set 4. It is in good shape. $150, call 270-4221515. Steel gooseneck horse trailer, can haul up to 4 horses with tack room, $1,800, call 270-6682881. Antique Luggage truck for sale, hard to find, good shape. Call 270-497-4494. COMMERCIAL SECURITY GATE. Approx. 15 ft. w/ motor. Rolls down. Never been installed. Call for more information. 270828-2927. Sawmills From Only $2,900. Convert your logs to valuable lumber with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. www.norwoodsawmills. com/300n. Free information: 800-578-1363 ext. 300N.

Entry level utility position. Repair and maintain a community water and sewer system. Must be dependable and a hard worker. Contact Doe Valley Admin Office at 270-4222188.

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Sullivan University (Lexington) seeks an Adjunct Culinary Instructor for Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Requires an Associate’s Degree in related field and teaching experienced. Email resume dtudor@ EOE.

Attend College Online from Home! *Medical *Business *Paralegal *Computers *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 866-858-2121 www.

Become Dietary Manager (Average annual salary $40,374) in eight months in online program offered by Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton. Details www., 888986-2368 or email patricia. Divorce with or without Children $95. With FREE name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24hrs./ 7 days: 888-789-0198.

Part-Time, home-based Internet business. Earn $500-$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. Free details. www.

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Mortgage Loan Processor needed. Must be detail oriented and multi-task. Must have at least 2 years experience but not required. Microsoft Office experience. Send resume to Carolyn@ Experienced phlebotomists, paramedics, MD’s, LPN’s, MA’s needed for Daytime Mobile Insurance Examinations. $16-30 exam. KY and Southern IN. Detail oriented, independent contractor work. E-mail resume: gpd@insightbb. com

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Garage Garag ge KOUNTRY KORNER MARKET Bulk Foods & Variety •Bakery •Homemade Items •Natural Herbs •Vitamins •A Variety of Gift Ideas

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

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•New Construction •Replacements •Remodels 270-766-8642 (Cell) Joe Dohn, Owner Fully Licensed & Insured with 20 years experience!


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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!, 270-828-2222.

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,, 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, com, 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 12 acres plus open pasture farm land with large pond, excellent building site, 3 miles from Fort Knox, $75,000 cash only. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week,, e-mail

3 bedroom, 2 bath home on permanent foundation, large back deck, laminate flooring and new appliances in eat-in kitchen, large master suite with double sinks and separate tub and shower, move-in ready, located off Hwy 933 in Brandenburg, $79,900.

LOTS READY FOR YOUR HOME 3.5 ac, Greer Rd, Payneville area, septic, electric, cistern, $22,900. 2.7 ac off 941, close to US 60, septic, electric, cistern, $27,500 Owner Financing Avail.

13 acres, open and wooded, private, nice area in Custer $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week,, e-mail 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,, e-mail kyland@bbtel. com. 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,, e-mail Call our friendly sales associates today! We’re open 7 days a week, and visit our website at com. For many more listings, call 866-865-5263!

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!, 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., 270-828-2222. Mobile Home on nice lot near Rough River Lake, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, very clean and nice with new hardwood laminated flooring through-out the home. Located off Hwy. 401 and Centerview-Rough River Road. $49,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy.1638 and Hwy.933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting at $22,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222. 4 acres, water well, lays excellent, located on Shumate Road near Ekron. $24,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 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!, 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!, 270-828-2222. FOR RENT: small older farm house, 2 bedrooms, one bath, all electric, new central heating system, new carpet, fresh paint, located in a very private area off Olin Road and Doe Valley Lake Dam at 935 Long Branch Road. $475/month. Call 270-668-2540.

5 acres in Flaherty, septic, electric, small shed on-site, county water available, $39,900. Owner Financing Avail.




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STAY AND PLAY at one of Kentucky’s top golf courses, Cherry Blossom, Georgetown. Call 502570-9489 about Stay and Play, including furnished townhome, golf for four.

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 270828-3406. TOPS Buck Grove Baptist Church. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Lena at 270-4222692.

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.

HOPE & HEALING Grief Support Group- Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. 812738-7893.

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.

ALIVE GROUP-BREAST CANCER – Second Thursday of the month. Call Hardin Memorial Hospital for information. 270-706-1064. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB-CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE – held quarterly at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call for next available class. Johnna Sutton 270-7061294.

N A R C O T I C S 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 270-5470445.

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

AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270497-4885.

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

The Help Wanted section has local job opportunities for you!

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.

Class-A CDL Training. BBB accredited. Tuition Reimbursement available. Job placement assistance. Call Delta Career Academy. 800-883-0171 7am-7pm. Mon-Sun.

Driver: Collecting Unemployment? You may qualify for State Training Dollars. Job Placement assistance. Complete CDL training & Go to work in 3 weeks. Truck America Training 866-244-3644.

DriverCURRENTLY HIRING Experienced Teams and Solos with HazMat. Dry Van & Temp Control available. O/Os welcome. Call Covenant 866-6842519. EOE.

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. 888-503-5151

OTR Drivers- Join PTL! Up to 34 cpm. REQUIRED 12 months experience and CDL-A. Out 10-14 days. No felon or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262.

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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 270497-4885.

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G A M B L E R S ANONYMOUS, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Center, Radcliff Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

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Isabella Rose Nischwitz

Isabella Rose is the name chosen for the daughter of Adam and Rachel (Dowell) Nischwitz of Louisville. Isabella was born on Jan. 16, 2009 at Baptist Hospital East and weighed 8 lb. 12 oz. Isabella’s grandparents are Kathy Dowell of Brandenburg and David Dowell of Hardinsburg, and Ruth and Steve Ewalt of Washington D.C.

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Wendy Louise Keith, 24, of Payneville, daughter of Ruth Ann Greer and Nathaniel Cornelius Keith, to Rahul Anand, 23, of Brandenburg, son of Brij Bala and Harish Chand Anand. Terri Jo Sutton, 35, of Vine Grove, Ky., daughter of Margie Nevada French and William J. Barnes, to John Calvin Liebig, 54, of Vine Grove, Ky., son of Helen Renate Obestekleinbeck and John Calvin Liebig. Lisa Annette Brown, 41, of Blackwell, Okla., daughter of Syliva Muniz and Ronnie Sammy Young, to Michael Richard Porter, 36, of Blackwell, Okla., son of Sharon Lee Greene and James Henry Porter.


March 28: Courtney Allen, Peggy Bandy, and Betty Woertz March 31: Leah Perna, Luke Fackler, Ashley Carter, Vicki Gagel and Kelly Whelan

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Bluegrass Homemakers meets at home on Sirrocco Road

The Bluegrass Homemakers met on March 9 at the lovely home of Theresa Mattingly on Sirocco Road. Suzanne Walters was the guest speaker. She reacquainted us with the spouse abuse center that she works closely with. After Suzanne’s informative talk we had our regular meeting. Muriel and Doris were absent. Minutes were read and approved. Liz gave the treasurers report. Other reports were then given. Shirley B. told us it is time to clean closets and redo, reuse, or get rid of items. Theresa advised us to use vinegar when boiling eggs because they will peel easier. Liz suggested putting cat litter in trash bags and trash cans to keep the odor down. Shirley A. took two pleated skirts and made a jacket

out of the fabric. She even took thread from the skirt and fixed a hole in the skirt. Margaret informed us of the bloodmobile that will be at St. Mary’s Hall on March 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Our club entered an article about our involvement with Springhurst Domestic Violence Center. Shirley B. entered “It ought to be a law” about no political calls. 4H currently has a fundraiser with Snappy Tomato Pizza. They are also selling cooking pans. 4H is celebrating 100 years this year. Our club is sending $100, in congratulations. The manners luncheon will be held Thursday, March 19 at the Meade County Extension Office. On March 21 the Lexington Vintage Dance Society will perform at Doe Valley Swim

and Tennis Club. A buffet dinner will also be served. A 55 Alive/ Mature driving course is being offered at the extension building on March 23 and 24. Since this class is full, there will be another class in June, so sign up now. Volunteers and bakers are needed for Arbor Day for the bake sale and for wrapping trees. Tickets are now being sold for $5 for “A Taste of Summer” tasting event. The annual county meeting is in June at the extension building. A tentative trip to Maysville, Ky. will be May 14 with Toby Tours. The Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for November 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building. Melt Down Meade County begins March 16. The international lun-

cheon went well with guest speaker Dr. Addo and his wife. Theresa showed us her projects for cultural arts, which will go on to the state competition. Prayers go out to Jennifer Bridge and Pat Ditto who are under the weather. Margaret will give the lesson in April. Theresa gave the lesson today with a video on knife safety and use. The meeting adjourned and everyone gathered around the table where Theresa served a delicious chicken and ham casserole with mixed vegetables and rolls. An almond cake and ice cream with hot apricot topping was served as the dessert and was enjoyed by all. The April meeting will be our outing. Submitted by Secretary Ann Duncan.





March 26 Love Dad, Mom and Paul

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