Page 1

Primitive galore store

4-H stars shine

Primitive art collectors will find a bounty of traditional-style items at A Primitive Corner, a new shop specializing in charming, rustic home interiors.

Two local 4-H’ers advance to the regional variety show after knocking the socks off audience members at the Meade County talent show.

Business, A8

Football ‘Powers-house’ set on NFL

Agriculture, A9

The News Standard

MCHS class of ‘03 grad Blake Powers is hitting his stride in arena football, but is keeping his eye on the NFL.

Sports, B1


Meade County's Award-Winning Paper for the People

Friday, April 3, 2009

Meade County, Kentucky

Volume 3, No. 26

Remembering April 3,

35 years later






Downtown Brandenburg lies in ruins after it was obliterated by an F-5 tornado on the afternoon of April 3, 1974. Today marks the 35th anniversary of the deadly disaster.

“Time is the only thing that heals, but you never forget it.” — Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft By Crystal Benham It’s been 35 years today and for those who lived through the April 3, 1974 tornado in Brandenburg, they’ll tell you, they remember it like it was yesterday. Nothing was ever the same, and everything changed. The “Super Outbreak” of torna-

does occurred on April 3-4, 1974 and has been considered the most intense, widespread tornado outbreak ever recorded in history. Within less than 24 hours, 148 tornadoes spiraled through 13 states including Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio and Illinois, leaving thousands devastated. According to Meade County Emergency Management Direc-

tor Ron Dodson, the 148 tornadoes killed a total of 315 people and injured 5,484. Twenty-six tornadoes touched down in Kentucky alone, beginning April 3 at 3:40 p.m. EST in Hardinsburg. The same tornado traveled through Irvington and up Hwy. 79. Roaring like a freight train, it grew in intensity, reaching wind speeds up to 300 miles per

hour and expanding to 500 yards wide as it finally reached Brandenburg at 4:10 p.m. EST. The recently established Fujita Scale categorized the tornado as an F-5, the severest of all tornado measurements. The tornado gave little time for national weather services to issue warnings, and it went down in the history books as the largest, most dangerous tornado

ever to strike the Commonwealth. “Brandenburg’s (tornado) came on so sudden and with little warning,” Dodson said. He said one of the warnings Brandenburg received was from residents in Irvington who called into WMMG radio station at 4 p.m. EST.


Local honorees lauded for Students have ‘best day’ of their lives Day’ finds common volunteerism, dedication ‘Challenge ground between students, By Laura Saylor Many familiar faces were commended for their volunteerism and community service to Meade County during a distinguished awards ceremony. The Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards and Installation Dinner March 26 at the Farm Bureau Community Building at the fairgrounds. Throughout the evening, local individuals and organizations were spotlighted for their commitment to improving the community through personal volunteer efforts, and chamber of commerce members were recognized for their years of diligent service to

teachers of all walks of life By Crystal Benham


Russ Powell shakes hands with Paul Poole after thanking him for his years of service as president of the Chamber of Commerce.

promoting commerce in and around Meade County. Five esteemed awards were given


Last Thursday, 100 Meade County High School students and nearly 20 faculty members experienced a day they will never forget. Some even said it was the best day of their life. Jason Sutton, the school district’s Director of Pupil Personnel, and other faculty selected the students to participate in Challenge Day, a national high school program that aims to break down social barriers between students, creating a more harmonious and unprejudiced student body. The event was lead by representatives Angela Aguilar and Chris Foster. The students were housed in the James R. Allen Freshmen Academy gymnasium for the eighthour school day and were asked to remain in the


Business teacher Kelley Holley and four students make “I love you” signs after participating in a recent Challenge Day event.

gym with only bathroom and lunch breaks. “Everything that is said in this room today, stays in this room,” Aguilar said.


Fiscal Court addresses timely topics in special session By Laura Saylor Magistrates steam rolled through several time sensitive agenda items during a special session, including approval of new delinquent tax procedures.

Fiscal Court approved a resolution that accepts House Bill 262 during the meeting, which was held March 25 at the courthouse. The bill “modernizes the process for delinquent taxes” by putting the responsibility of selling de-

linquent taxes on the county clerk’s office, instead of the sheriff’s department. The sale of debt can’t take place prior to July 15. Magistrates also heard and accepted the second reading of Planning and Zoning recommended text

amendments that pertain to agricultural-zoned land in Meade County. Planning and Zoning Administrator Tony Coletta then presented a rezoning request to magistrates that was approved by the Planning and Zoning

Commission. Magistrates accepted the rezoning regarding a section of land from R-1 to R-2 in the Flaherty area. By approving the rezoning prior to April 1, the landowner is able to secure a loan pertaining the rezoning.

Also covered during the special session was a resolution presented to Meade County Fiscal Court by the Transit Authority of Central Kentucky (TACK), a service that transports



A2 - The News Standard

Friday, April 3, 2009

Brandenburg judokas earn new belts Easter tips make for a ‘hoppy’ holiday

Submitted by Toshi Dojo of Brandenburg

During the month of March, 10 of Eb Kieslich’s finest students advanced to their next judo rank. After months of preparation, all candidates did exceptionally well in their tests. Toshi Dojo conducts belt tests twice a year. The requirements for the tests are laid out by the United States Judo Association (USJA) of which Toshi Dojo of Brandenburg is a chartered member. The tests vary in level of difficulty and are not taken lightly by the students. Students have to answer questions about the history, philosophy and techniques of the sport. Also required are demonstrations of standup and ground techniques, break falls, and kata (forms) for the brown and black belts. Regular class attendance is an important pre-requisite. As such, a judo student has to pass five belt levels and train judo for a minimum of four years until he or she is eligible to audition for the black belt — the master rank in judo. Below is a list of the students who were recently promoted. Juniors Cole Bevill, promoted to Junior Blue Belt; Michael Pike, promoted to Junior Green Belt; Jacob Thomas, promoted to Junior Orange Belt; and Cody Sparks, promoted to Junior Orange Belt. Adults Gabe Powers, promoted to highest level Brown Belt;


TOP: Ten local judokas at Toshi Dojo of Brandenburg recently advanced to the next rank. Kneeling from left to right are Chris Medley, Dustin Bloomfield, Robert Simmons, and Chris Biddle. Standing left to right: Instructor Eb Kieslich, Cody Sparks, Gabe Powers, Cole Bevill, and Jacob Thomas. LEFT: Michael Pike performs a very dynamic hip throw on Cole Bevill during his belt test for Junior Green.

Monika Kieslich, promoted to highest level Brown Belt; Chris Medley, promoted to second level Brown Belt; Chris Biddle, promoted to

second level Brown Belt; Dustin Bloomfield, promoted to adult Green Belt; and Robert Simmons, promoted to adult Green Belt.

Marijuana planting season begins Submitted by Meade Co. Sheriff’s Department

Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick reminds Meade County residents that with the coming of the warm spring weather, marijuana growers will begin planting

their illegal crops. Local marijuana producers will be looking for isolated areas with easy access. Marijuana growers like to find cornfields or wooded areas on other people’s property, where, even if the plants are discovered,

they do not lead back to the grower. Sheriff Kerrick asks if you have any information on illicit marijuana plants, or any other drug activity; please report it by calling 270-422-HOPE. Your call will remain anonymous.


McGehee Insurance wants you to know... Donna Kirkwood is our featured employee of the week. She is a lifelong resident of Meade Co., and is the daughter of L.J. and Alberta Philpott of Brandenburg. She currently lives on a small farm outside of Brandenburg with her husband Harold Kirkwood and her daughter, Brittany Sego. She also has a son, Brandon Sego, and a stepdaughter, Chelsea Kirkwood. Donna and her family are very active in their church which is the New Beginnings Christian Center. She spends her spare time riding horses, scrapbookking and spending time with her family and friends. Donna has been employed with McGehee Insurance Agency since 2005. She began her career as receptionist and obtained her agent’s license in 2007. She continues to be the first face and voice to greet our customers. She is a very friendly “people person” and enjoys her interaction with the public. Her customer service is second to none as she assists clients with claim procedures, billing, and coverage questions.

From page A1 beginning with the Award of Merit, which was presented to Delaine Streible for her years served as former chamber of commerce director and secretary. Brandenburg Mayor David Pace received the Arch Chemicals, Inc. Award on behalf of the city of Brandenburg. The award is bestowed to a chamber member that demonstrates outstanding service and support. Karen Morris was the recipient of the James W. Kimbell Award, which is given annually for ongoing support by an individual. Dot and Boyd Emmert were honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award, and Meade County Habitat for Humanity received the Community Achievement Award for Service to Meade County. Martha and Bryan Claycomb, members of the local Habit for Humanity board, accepted the award. Additionally, Chamber of

Having been promoted to the highest student rank, Gabe Powers and Monika Kieslich are eligible to test for black belt in one year.

Every family loves Easter, quickly bring to a boil. Reand when the time comes move pan from heat and let to hard-cook and decorate stand 17 minutes. Immedithose eggs, the folately run cold water lowing tips will be over the eggs until Extension cool. When eggs just what you need. Service are cool, thoroughly Decorating tips crack the shell and For a personal roll eggs between touch on decorathands to loosen ing this year, use shell. wax crayons, magic markers or paints on Egg safety your egg shell to creAfter decorating ate your own design; your eggs this EasJennifer then coat it with clear ter, refrigerate them Bridge nail polish to prevent as soon as possible. smearing. Refrigeration is an To make the shell absolute must for glisten, use pearl-colored eggs, since cold temperanail polish. For a porcelain tures maintain quality and finish, apply several coats of retard spoilage. diluted school glue. Keep those eggs in the reIf you are going for the frigerator until the Easter egg natural theme this Easter, try hunt. As long as the eggs are organic coloring. By using not out of refrigeration over strong tea, cranberry juice, two hours and did not crack apple juice, grape juice, etc., during the hunt, they will be you can create beautifully safe for consumption. After the hunt, if the eggs colored eggs. For this idea, set up large containers full of are not consumed, it is OK to the desired juices and add a refrigerate them again. When left in their shells, teaspoon of vinegar to each juice (this helps set the color). hard-cooked eggs will reDrop the hard-cooked egg main edible for one week; into the juice, making sure however, if you prefer to to cover only the part of the peel the eggs, put them in a shell you want colored, and tightly closed container or allow to set overnight or lon- wrap them with moisture ger in the refrigerator. When proof material and use withyou remove the egg from the in two to three days. If you considering freezwater, you’ll have an elegant, ing your hard-cooked Easter organically decorated egg. eggs, keep in mind the yolk will freeze well for toppings Hard-cooked eggs Keep in mind that the and garnishes, but the whites fresher the egg, the harder become tough. Eggs should it is to peel. Buy your eggs a be thawed in the refrigerator overnight and used within week or two in advance. Put eggs in a single layer 24 hours. For more information, saucepan. Add enough tap water to cover the eggs by contact the Meade County at least 1-inch. Cover and Extension Office at 422-4958.


Her positive outlook and her pleasant demeanor set the tone for the entire staff at McGehee Insurance Agency. If you haven’t experienced Donna’s enthusiasm, you don’t know what you are missing! Her main goal is to save money for her clients. The smiles are a bonus. Give her a call today.

Donna Kirkwood

McGehee Insurance 422-2600 dkirkwood@

Martha and Bryan Claycomb accept the Community Achievement Award on behalf of Meade County Habitat for Humanity. Commerce President Paul Poole was thanked for his two-year term as head of the organization, and former vice president Matthew Pike was welcomed as the new chamber of commerce president. Poole and Pike both offered words of praise for the hard work displayed by local businesses, individuals and organizations, and pin-pointed what goals the chamber will strive for to help enhance commerce and industry

throughout the county. Additionally, 2009-10 officers were introduced: Kelly Roberts, vice president; Roxann Curts, secretary; Vickie Bryson, treasurer; and Joe Bartley, Ray Cottrell, Jr., and Matthew Pike were installed to the Board of Directors Class of 2012. The evening capped with an auction of locally-donated items. The auction was lead by Stephen Barr, of Barr Realty and Auction Company.

Jones Fine Jewelry in the Bookshelf 484 Broadway

422-3198 or 422-3332

Report A Crime... 270-422-HOPE (4673) THE NEWS STANDARD/LAURA SAYLOR

The 2009-10 Chamber of Commerce Officers and Directors were introduced during last week’s annual Awards and Leadership Installation Dinner.

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

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


Friday, April 3, 2009

Savings solutions for depairing Americans

‘Busy’ hands create a devil’s workshop Watch out when politicians talk about “productivity.” That productivity might come at your expense. Kentucky General Assembly leaders describe the 2009 session as “productive.” No doubt, a lot happened in Frankfort the past few months. So if by “productive” they mean “busy,” then I agree. But with a busy session, comes the problem. A busy government usually means bad news for taxpayers. The federal government’s “busy” work meant passing multibillion-dollar bailouts for banks, big business and deadbeats. Some 1,200 people showed up in downtown Lexington on a recent Saturday afternoon just to express their outrage over such nonsense. I think Kentuckians have awoken to the fact that just because politicians say they’re busy looking out for them, doesn’t make it so. I’m speaking at another “express outrage” event in Paducah on April 15, Tax Day. Similar events will happen the same day throughout the state. The Bluegrass Institute is planning a “Tax Liberation Day” on April 18 in Lexington, described as a time to “party like it’s 1773.”

— to avoid difficult calls. example of that involved While the Frankfort Gang getting rid of the Common“busied” itself by raising wealth Accountability Testtaxes, it also “busily” ing System, called gave the go-ahead Bluegrass CATS, the state’s for Beshear to raid really bad — and reBeacon $219 million from ally costly — school the state’s “Rainy testing system. Day” account and Despite what its $50 million dedidwindling number cated to health benof ardent defendefits for retirees not ers claim, the inept old enough or othCATS testing system erwise eligible for should have been Medicare. euthanized a long But during the Jim Waters time ago. For one, it pension-fund heist, didn’t properly adthe same politicians refused dress our neediest students’ to approve a proposal by learning gaps. Minority and Rep. Joe Fischer, R-Fort learning-disabled students Thomas, to repeal prevail- were still being left behind. ing-wage requirements for Several reports showed public construction proj- CATS scores were inflated. ects. It took 10 years, but some Many Kentuckians have productive legislators finallost jobs, missed mortgage ly stepped up and got rid of payments and watched this hated program that premuch of what they worked vented teachers from doing to save vanish. Yet, Frank- their jobs and students from fort’s politicians refuse to getting the education they eliminate artificially high need. If the politicians had wages paid on public projects — even though doing stopped right there, it so would free up more than would have been a most $250 million in the next “productive” session. state budget. Jim Waters is the director of That could pave a lot of policy and communications for roads. Government behaves the Bluegrass Institute, Ken“productively” only when tucky’s free-market think tank. it removes obstacles that You can reach him at jwaters@ impede liberty and the pur- You can read previously published colsuit of success. This session’s shining umns at

Surveys helped gauge public view on legislation FRANKFORT — The first bringing thousands of peopriority of elected officials ple to our area to work or at any level of government serve at Fort Knox, nearly is making sure 60 percent of those they truly listen to Legislative surveyed said our those they serve. first priority should Update With that in be education, folmind, I sent out a lowed next by pub10-question surlic safety and then vey before the roads. start of the 2009 In the other quesRegular Session to tion, nearly twogauge the views of thirds said they famany households vored exempting located in our legmilitary members Jeff Greer islative district. from the state inThe results, as I come tax. expected, were enlightenThe largest response of ing. the survey came from the More than 80 percent, for question asking if the state example, supported rais- should offer tax incentives ing the cigarette tax if the to businesses that would additional revenue would help create more jobs and prevent cuts in education economic development for and health and human ser- Kentucky. Nine out of 10 vices. While many of the said “yes,” while just sevrespondents did not have en percent said “no” and an opinion on how much the remainder had no comthe state’s increase should ment. be, most advocated 50 Another large percentcents to $1. age, 81 percent, favored a A couple of questions change in law that would centered on the military. allow medicine made in First, in regards to the the United States to be reBRAC expansion that is imported from Canada at a

Charlotte C. Fackler

Laura Saylor

General Manager


The News Standard is an award-winning, weekly newspaper in Meade County, Ky. It is a proud member of the Kentucky Press Association and the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ben Achtabowski, sports editor


Angelika Gilley, sales Remle Wilkerson, sales Tennille Trent, sales Billing, Announcements & Classifieds Obituaries All subscriptions to The News Standard are $26 per year. Call 270-422-4542 or stop by the office to subscribe today. Please inform us of address changes.

The News Standard is published weekly every Friday and is available by subscription for $26 per year by MC Media Group, LLC, located at 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108. Periodicals postage pending at mail at USPS, 636 High Street, Brandenburg, KY 40108. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The News Standard, 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108.



Laura Saylor, editor Crystal Benham, staff writer


Sue Shacklette Cummings


1065 Old Ekron Road Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108 Phone 270-422-4542 • Fax 270-422-4575

much cheaper price. Almost three-fourths of those surveyed said they thought Kentucky’s voters should have the ability to vote on a constitutional amendment to determine if non-violent felons would automatically have their voting rights restored once they completed their sentence. Right now, only Kentucky and Virginia do not allow this among the states. Two-thirds of those surveyed said they supported video lottery terminals at our race tracks, since it would be an additional source of revenue during these difficult times. Almost the same percentage, however, opposed letting Kentucky residents purchase wine over the internet. Less than 40 percent supported this idea. It was almost a toss-up when the question was on letting Kentucky voters cast their ballots earlier than Election Day. Forty-eight percent said they favored this, 47 percent opposed it

and the remaining few did not have an answer. The last question on the survey was structured a little differently. Households were asked about the greatest concern they had during the upcoming year and then given four choices. The top result, not surprisingly, was the cost of healthcare, although worrying about living expenses was a close second. Job security was third, with the cost of college tuition fourth. If you would like to let me know your thoughts on these or any other bills the legislature considered, I am easy to reach. You can write to me at Room 357C, Capitol Annex, 702 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. You can also leave a message for me or for any legislator at 800-372-7181. For the deaf or hard of hearing, the number is 800-8960305. I hope to hear from you soon.

Winner of the Kentucky Press Association’s General Excellence Award


The News Standard Kentucky Press Association 2008 General Excellence Award

Judging from the public angst, it’s a good thing our event’s handsome flier refers to the “Boston Tea Party.” Many taxpayers aren’t in the “partying” mood these days — and for good reason. Along with shenanigans in Congress, the Kentucky Legislature and Gov. Steve Beshear’s “party line” repeatedly said the commonwealth faced a $450-million deficit and raised taxes during the worst economic atmosphere in decades. That brought a decision to freeze the state’s gasoline tax at its current rate of 22.5 cents. It was supposed to drop by 4 cents on April 1. Ironically, the politicians didn’t announce: “Our ‘productiveness’ is going to cost you 4 cents more for every gallon of gas you buy.” Surprisingly, some Kentuckians who generally oppose taxes surrendered on this issue. “We need roads built and repaired,” they say. Yes, we do, which may require Frankfort making tough decisions, including not funding lesser-priority items. Private business owners face similarly tough decisions. They announce layoffs and cutbacks to keep companies afloat. Most politicians will do anything — including jacking up taxes


Over the past year, mil- only allows for adjustments lions of Americans have once a year. watched the value of their Increasing Retirement 401(k)s, college Income. This savings plans, and legislation would From other vital savings Congress double the Social accounts plummet. Security earnings In fact, a poll comlimit from $14,160 missioned by Nato $28,320 allowtional Public Radio ing more Amerilast week found cans to increase that the numbertheir income one economic iswithout being pesue on the minds of nalized. American families Tax Relief for Inis savings and in- Brett Guthrie vestors and Seniors. vestment losses. The Savings RecovThe diminishing values ery Act would immediately of Americans’ savings and suspend the burdensome retirement accounts calls for capital gains tax on new asbetter solutions. Now is not sets for the next two years. the time for Washington to It also suspends taxes on pursue policies that cause dividend income through savings to fade even more 2011. This change would quickly. Some are even particularly help seniors suggesting that we wipe and those on the verge of out 401(k)s completely, sub- retirement. stituting them with governStabilizing Worker Penment-run accounts that put sions. To help ensure the bureaucrats, not families, in viability of worker pension charge of savings decisions. plans, and allow employers At the beginning of to keep jobs and weather March, I was asked to join a this economic storm, the working group to help de- Savings Recovery Act velop solutions that will as- provides two additional sist Americans in protecting years to resolve funding and rebuilding their sav- shortfalls. This proposal ings as quickly as possible. does require employers to Members of my party, from continue making interest various professional and payments to their pension geographic backgrounds, plans to prevent shortfalls came together to find com- from growing larger. mon sense answers to this Preserving 401(k)s. Some serious problem. in Washington propose On March 24, our work- completely wiping out ing group introduced the 401(k)s and replacing them blueprint for the Savings Re- with government-run accovery Act. This framework counts. The Savings Recomprehensively addresses covery Act is committed the serious concerns that to preserving 401(k)s and American families have with reflects this important printheir evaporating savings. ciple. American families, Rebuilding Americans’ not bureaucrats, should be Retirement Savings. Cur- in charge of their savings. rent law limits the amount I will continue working Americans can put into a with my colleagues to find retirement savings account bipartisan solutions that and the “catch-up” contri- will help restore Americans’ butions they may make. savings and ensure that Our proposal raises both Washington does not stand the contribution and catch- in the way of families’ abilup limits to give Americans ity to save more. It is time the opportunity to more for Washington to end the quickly build back their re- policies that are destroying tirement savings. Americans’ savings and Rebuilding College Sav- work with on better soluings. The Savings Recov- tions to rebuild them. ery Act would extend tax credits for contributions Congressman Guthrie repmade to 529 college savings resents Kentucky’s Second accounts. Additionally, it Congressional District in would enable families to Congress. You can reach Conchange the investment di- gressman Guthrie by contactrection of a 529 plan two ing his Warren County Retimes each year to better re- gional Office at 270-842-9896 spond to changing market or by e-mail on his Web site, conditions. The current law

The News Standard - A3

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


A4 - The News Standard


Friday, April 3, 2009

From page A1

“They said there was a tornado moving toward Brandenburg and (announcer Bill Burn) looked out the window, saw it coming, and then got on the air just before it hit town telling people to take cover,” Dodson said. When the skies cleared, Brandenburg lost 31 residents and hundreds of homes and businesses. Kentucky had $110 million in estimated damages, a death toll of 71, and more than 1,300 injured. Dodson was one of the Meade County residents who lived through the disaster, and said his life’s ambitions changed after April 3, 1974. “If it hadn’t been for that tornado, I would have probably picked another career path,” Dodson said. Along with weather sirens, Dodson said the county is continuously implementing new ways to alert county residents of severe weather. The latest update was tested during Saturday’s severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings: the Reverse 911 system, which is used to inform residents of severe weather via dispatch telephone calls. Additionally, weather spotter training courses and emergency preparedness classes are held regularly around the community. Within the last 35 years, Brandenburg has rebuilt, but many buildings and homes were never restored, many families were never whole again, and returning to normal was a difficult task. Many that lived through the storm have allowed time to heal the wounds torn open by the tornado. But the devastation is still remembered, stories are told, and several pieces of evidence remain as stark reminders of the wrath of nature. The following stories retell the occurrences of April 3, 1974 through the eyes of three Brandenburg citizens.

Missy Pipes Missy (Fraley) Pipes was busy being her typical energetic eight-year-old self on April 3, 1974. Her older brother Johnny, who was 12 at the time, pleaded with their mother, Ruth, to let them play outside, but Ruth wouldn’t allow it. The clouds had began to darken over their Atwill Street home. “I remember us sitting in the house and we had a big picture window,” Missy said. “I remember my brother looking out and he said, ‘what is that?’ and mom said, ‘oh my God, it’s a tornado.’” Ruth quickly gathered her children and rushed them to the basement. “I don’t remember the sound, but I remember after it happened I heard my mom yelling for us,” Missy said. “She had laid on top of my nephew, Taylor, and

ABOVE: John R. Hardin, Sr., sits on top a displaced roof as he takes a break from capturing images of the devastating surroundings with his camera. LEFT: Looking up Main Street, homes and businesses near the old movie theater — across from present-day Little Dave’s Down on the River — were left annihilated in the F-5 tornado that crippled the area on April 3, 1974. BOTTOM: Dicky Hardin stands among the remnants of his father, John Hardin’s, home. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOHN “DICKY” HARDIN

I remember getting a mattress off her.” Shocked and scared, Missy remembers emerging from the tattered remains of her home, stepping outside, and walking through the destruction left behind by the tornado. Her long blonde hair was tangled with debris and matted with blood from the multiple cuts on her head. Missy’s older sisters, Gretchen Stith and Flo Joyner, were working in Louisville at the time. As they attempted to cross the Welsh bridge into Brandenburg, they were stopped by soldiers. “When they came to the bridge, they couldn’t find us and (the soldiers) told them to look for us in the morgue, which was at (Meade County High School),” she said. From then on, Missy had trouble sleeping as a child. “I’d get scared to death every time it would storm,” she said. “I remember, I wouldn’t go to sleep at night without my clothes on, and (my family) finally had to tell me tornados didn’t come at night before I’d even sleep.” To this day, Missy said everything she does revolves around the weather. “Anywhere I go I panic this time of year,” she said. “It’ll never go away. I dream about them … I dream about tornados and I always see them coming. I mean, we lost everything.” Every April 3, Missy visits the courthouse memorial and places a rose near the plaque in honor of those who died. “Some people want to forget it and act like it nev-

er happened, but it’s never going to go away,” she said. “If it hadn’t been for (Johnny) looking out the window (that day), (my family and I) wouldn’t be here.” Harry Craycroft On April 3, 1974, Harry Craycroft attended his usual teachers meeting in the cafeteria of Meade County High School, and as usual, the social studies teacher was sitting in the back, anxious for the meeting to end. Looking out the window, Harry could hear the eerie sounds of the wind outside, and watched layers of clouds cross over top each other in “the weirdest looking sky.” “We were sitting in the cafeteria and heard this thing that sounded like a train, and then it sounded like you were standing behind a jet plane,” he said. Then Harry saw a rolling black wall of cloud and debris approach the building. “I was sitting there looking at it and I don’t know why I was just sitting there … this stuff … it just doesn’t happen,” he said. The sound of Raymond Self’s voice broke Harry’s shock as the school janitor ordered faculty members to “get into the hallway … and cover your heads.” “I sat down beside the door and about that time — with all that roar and everything — the glass started popping and cracking and doors kept swinging back and forth, and then it got real quiet,” Harry said. Some thought it was over and wanted to leave, but Harry and others knew they were in the eye of the

tornado. Everyone was told to stay on the floor. “Then the backlash came … and if you were sitting against the wall, you could feel the wall weaving back and forth,” Harry said. Then, as quickly as it came, it was gone. “I’ll never forget the total silence,” he said. “It’s like (the tornado) sucked every bit of energy out of the air. There wasn’t a bird chirping; there was absolute, total silence.” Harry looked into the cafeteria — where he had been moments earlier — and saw the windows had been sucked out of the walls. He could see that the school bus garage was demolished, and the football goal post was bent at a 90-degree angle down to the ground. Harry immediately went to his parents’ home. “Dad said, ‘your mom’s gone to get her hair fixed,’” he said. The father and son walked through fields of wreckage lined with downed trees and telephone poles. As they passed the RECC building, they noticed the “steel beams had bent like pretzels.” Then, in a heart-stopping instant, Harry realized the beauty shop his mother had went to was gone. “(My dad and I asked) where’s Alta (Dugan) and Mom?” Harry said. “Then I saw Alta Dugan and she couldn’t talk (due to injuries), but when she looked at me, I knew she knew who I was and she got the most awful expression on her face. I’ll never forget that.” Alta and Harry’s mother,

Eleanor, were best friends. “I started looking around and Jim Crigler (owner of Golf Lumber in Brandenburg, at the time) said, ‘Harry, could you come here. I think I found your mother,’” he said. “We went over there, and when he pulled the sheet back, I said, ‘That’s her.’” Eleanor was killed, and Alta later died from her injuries. After telling his father he’d found Eleanor, John Hayes, a friend of Harry’s, took them home. “The funeral homes were gone, so they had to take (Eleanor and Alta) to Vine Grove,” Harry said. “I told the funeral director ‘the casket will be closed, so everyone can remember her as she was.’ And I’m the only person that ever had to see her.’” The Craycrofts and Dugans held the best friends’ funerals side-by-side at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Brandenburg. “For several years, I will have a (dream) and I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, but … time goes on,” he said. After April 3, 1974, Harry re-prioritized his life. “I put things in order in my life. God’s first, family’s second and everything else will fall where it falls,” he said. “(The material things) are nice, but give me my family, give me my friends … you can have the rest. I get up every day and at the end of the day, I say, ‘Thank you, God, for giving me another one.’” Sheila Lucas Though she didn’t actually encounter the April 3, 1974 tornado, Sheila Lucas will forever remember the scars it left on her life. That Wednesday, Sheila went to work at Fort Knox just as she did every day. She had dropped off her three-year-old daughter, Carrie Lynn, at her mother, Dessie Shumate’s, house. At the time, Sheila, her husband Billy and Carrie Lynn lived in a trailer park in Irvington, just four miles away from Dessie’s home off Hwy. 79 in Midway. “I knew there was supposed to be severe weather that day,” Sheila said. “Right before we left from work, there was a horrendous rainstorm at Fort Knox. We got in the car and (my carpooler) said a tornado had touched down in Brandenburg.” Sheila had an immediate bad feeling. “When I got to Irvington some people went out to the car and the people wouldn’t let me hear what they were saying,” she said. “The lady I rode with said, ‘You need to go to your Mom’s (house).’ And I said, ‘Why?’” Fearing the worst, Sheila arrived at her mother’s home, only to find nothing was left of it. Billy was there fighting with police officers — who were holding him back — to get to his family. “The foundation was cleaned. There was nothing,” she said. “So the cops

took us home and my aunt, she lived just (near) us.” Sheila said her aunt, Myra Harrison, had been sitting near the concrete blocks of her own home’s foundation — the only remains of it. Myra was taken to the hospital in Elizabethtown where she stayed for nearly two weeks recovering from injuries. “When I went to the hospital to see my aunt, she told me what she had seen,” Sheila said. Myra’s kitchen window faced west — the direction the tornado came from. When she heard the roar, she looked out the window and saw a large dust cloud. “She stood there at the window forever trying to figure out what it was because it wasn’t like a tornado you see on TV,” Sheila said. “The little house where (Mom) lived was down below (Myra’s house) and she said it just blew up right in front of her.” Myra knew it was a tornado heading straight for her home. “(My aunt) got in the hallway, which was perpendicular to where the tornado was coming and she just laid down,” Sheila said. “She said she saw the washer and dryer and everything just go over her head.” Though Sheila’s aunt survived, her mother and daughter did not. The Lucases held Carrie Lynn and Dessie’s funerals together the following Friday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington. Sheila’s physician had to prescribe medication to calm her during the tragic aftermath. “For the next couple of weeks, I’d be in places and I would just freak out,” she said. “(My doctor) would come and give me a shot to just calm things down.” “Night and day” is how Sheila explains life before and after the tornado. “Both of us were Christians, but (Billy) had sort of not been wanting to go to church (before the tornado),” she said. Two Sundays after the tornado, Sheila headed to New Highland Baptist Church. As she went to the door, Billy stopped her and said, “Wait a minute. I’m coming with you.” “From then on, he went to church with me every Sunday,” she said. “It was like he was a totally different person.” At first, visiting the cemetery was too painful for Sheila, and it took five years before she mustered the courage to visit the graves of her daughter and mother. “The priorities (in our life) changed,” she said. “When anything like that happens, you view things differently and you become more appreciative.” On April 4, 1975 — almost a year to the day that the tornado struck — Billy and Sheila had their second daughter, Tina. Curiously, Tina was born at the same time of day, weighed the same and was the same length as Carrie Lynn when she was born.

10% off

F l o n o o i r s, Inc. h s a F

“Your Complete Floor Store”


5 Miles SE of Brandenburg at the corner of 144 & 448 Proudly doing business in Meade County for over 30 years! * Carpet cleaning also available.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Three agencies stretch their arms at new office

Best Day From page A1

She asked students — who were sitting in a large circle — to pay attention to the way they choose to look at others and try to view them in a different light. To lessen anxiety or timidness, Foster and Aguilar began the session with a few icebreaker games during which students and faculty were asked to share embarrassing moments with their partners or talk about their individual relationships with their families. During each icebreaker, Foster quietly moved the chairs in the circle closer and closer — an important gesture used to establish a closeknit environment and make the participants feel as one large support system. As the day progressed, more and more activities were introduced allowing the group to slowly open up and express oppressed emotions. Participants shared life stories and pent-up feelings. Foster and Aguilar told stories of their own life experiences as well, showing others it’s okay to step outside their comfort zones. For sophomore Lacey Mitchell, it was the “power shuffle” that really changed her perspective on the way she looks at her peers. “They ask you a question and if it applied to you, you walked across the line and you looked back at the other people and that let you know you’re not the only one going through (a particular problem),” she said. “(Aguilar and Foster asked) anything from, if you’ve been affected negatively by drugs and alcohol of any kind, cross the line. If you’ve ever lost someone from drugs and alcohol, cross the line,” Sutton said. “You just can’t imagine how many people have been affected by that. It just really opens your eyes.” Kelly Holley, a business teacher and Challenge Day participant, said the power shuffle made her aware of events people endure that would never have crossed her mind. “It really affected me when she said, ‘If you’ve lost your parents or one or both of your parents, cross the line,’” Holley said. “One little girl told us that she lost both of her parents in the seventh grade … I mean, how do you begin to even pick up the pieces and go on?” Participants were also asked to let their “water line” down. Aguilar drew an iceberg with a water line to demonstrate the meaning of the phrase. Only 10 percent of the iceberg was visible, depicting how people only show 10 percent of themselves to others. The other 90 percent was under water, showing that most people keep 90 percent of their true selves hidden. “Yesterday, we let our water lines down and showed everybody what we have inside and all of our emotions,” Mitchell said. “They got to see who you really were.” Participants were given Challenge Day shirts at the end of the day, which most participants wore to school Friday morning. Many students said they would go back again, and that the experience was something everyone should be a part of.

The News Standard - A5

By Crystal Benham


Students and teachers (not to be named) share embarrassing moments with each other during an icebreaker game played at the beginning of Challenge Day. “My experience was amazing … I was shocked because I found out a lot of new things (about my teachers) that I didn’t know,” said 11th grader, Ashley Carter. “My friends were there too, and there are things that happened to them I never even knew at all. I made new friends and learned a lot of new things and it really changed my perspective on a lot of things.” “I thought it was really refreshing to be given the opportunity to express how you feel about your life and the people you know and the people you don’t know,” said junior Anthony Thon. “It was good to be given the opportunity to meet new people and be exposed to different things and ideas … Then on the deeper level, it was good to really get to know people.” Mitchell said until Challenge Day, she never thought some of her teachers would have been through the things they shared on Thursday, and sharing her own life’s trials became easier as the day progressed. “It was really comfortable,” she said. “You could let your feelings out and you could talk about anything.” For junior Kevin Graham, Challenge Day was “one of the best days of my life,” he said, and a learning experience he’ll never forget. “I noticed how we separate ourselves in groups based off our images and what we want people to see, but then being there and talking to everybody, I realized we all aren’t that different,” he said. “We all have struggles, we all have problems and some of us have been through the same exact problems, but we don’t know that because most of us just keep it locked up inside.” Tears were certainly not uncommon for anyone on Challenge Day, including Thon and Graham, who were always taught crying is considered a sign of weakness. “Honestly, a tear ran down my face and it was a surprise too,” Graham said. “I laughed over it. I was like, ‘wow, I can’t believe that these stories and this day are actually making me feel emotional.’” “I welled up a little, but no tears really feel,” Thon said. The students and faculty said the experience is unexplainable, but when the day ended they felt relieved and

emotionally safe. “Eight hours changed my whole life,” Carter said. “People are like, ‘How can you change that fast?’” Well, you have to be there.” As for Carter, Mitchell, Thon, and Graham, they plan to continue utilizing the lessons they learned at Challenge Day — seeing others in a different light and being the change they want to see in the world. Challenge Day was founded in 1987 by Rich and Yvonne Dutra St. John who began the program with a shared vision: that one day “every child could live in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated.” The couple has initiated Challenge Day programs in thousands of schools across the country. Holley and Sutton are working with students to fundraise in order for more students to participate in the event each year. The school held its first Challenge Day last semester, but would like to have the program more than twice a year. Hosting the event costs a little more than $5,000, but Sutton said the experience is well worth the cost, especially when considering the number of lives the program changes, including his own. “If that was our whole school (at Challenge Day yesterday), could you imagine the difference that our whole building would show today?” Holley asked the students. For more information on Challenge Day, visit www.

The Meade County Chamber of Commerce, Meade County/Brandenburg Tourism and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) have a new location in Brandenburg. “It’s good that we have our own place in the community,” said Meade County Chamber of Commerce Director Russell Powell. “So many people thought the Chamber of Commerce was a part of city government when we were located in (Brandenburg) City Hall.” According to Powell, the three organizations entered into an agreement in August 2007 to obtain the building, located at 79 Broadway. He said he feels the location will help promote Meade County/Brandenburg Tourism and the organization will most likely see more tourists and people looking for maps, guides and information pamphlets on the county and the city. “(The new location) will help (the Chamber of Commerce) become more visible to its (business) supporters,” Powell said. Powell said locals are also able to visit IDA Marketing Representative Del White in his new office

Timely From page A1 senior citizens and other individuals with no means of transportation to doctors’ offices and hospitals. Meade County Judge/


TOP: Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant Tom Bridge, left, and Executive Director Russ Powell, right, stand inside the new office building. ABOVE: The new office is across from Ramsey Field on Broadway. to offer new ideas and suggestions for improvements for the county. With the Chamber of Commerce’s new administrative assistant Tom Bridge, the office will be open to the commu-

nity and visitors Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact, Bridge, Powell, or White at 270-422-3626 or visit,

Executive Harry Craycroft said TACK plans to expand its bus service in the Meade County area, including a possible Park and Ride to and from Fort Knox. By accepting the resolution, fiscal court allows TACK to submit one application for funding for all

eight counties in the Lincoln Trail area, instead of eight applications for each individual county. The special session lasted less than 20 minutes. Fiscal Court’s next regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be held April 14 at 7 p.m.

Today's Weather Local 5-Day Forecast Fri














Showers early, windy. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.


Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Cloudy, periods of rain. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

Mix of rain and snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.

Sunrise Sunset 7:27 AM 8:10 PM

Sunrise Sunset 7:25 AM 8:11 PM

Sunrise Sunset 7:24 AM 8:12 PM

Sunrise Sunset 7:22 AM 8:13 PM

Sunrise Sunset 7:21 AM 8:13 PM

Free Easter Egg Hunt! Hunt will start at 2 p.m. April 5th Welcome to all children 10 and under.

Children 5 and under get a five minute head start.

Please bring your own bags. Find a large prize egg and get entered for the drawing. Numerous prizes including 4 tickets to Holiday World. Must be present to win. All children 4 and under eat free at our buffet with purchase of an adult meal.

Buffet $11.99 includes dessert. Children 5-12 eat at the buffet for half price.


One hundred Meade County students and 30 faculty members listen to Chris Foster explain the purpose of the Challenge Day event held last week.

A6 - The News Standard


Betty Irene Carter

Clara “Frankie” Reese

Mrs. Betty Irene Carter, 59, ofGuston, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Carter, Sr., and a sister, Becky French. She is survived by four children, Rhonda Carter, Anthony (Jennifer) Carter, both of Guston, Joe (Katie) Carter, Jr., Brandenburg, Jeff (Ramona) Carter, Davenport, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, Ashley, Joey, Brandon V., Billy, Devan, Dylan, Brandon C., Kassidy, Michael, Trinity, Justice, and Jake; a brother, Barney Vaughn, S.C.; four sisters, Bonnie Hundley, Manassas, Va., Sue Billips, Jean Judkins, both of South Carolina, Ann Vaughn, Bluefield, Va., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held April 2 from the Chapel of Hager Funeral Home, with burial in Buck Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Clara “Frankie” Reese, 84, of Radcliff, Ky. died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at her home. CPL Reese served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of World War II. She volunteered and retired with the American Red Cross serving 53 years, over seas and in the United States. “Frankie” was a member of Stovall United Methodist Church, Radcliff Women’s Club, Radcliff Optimist Club, MOAA, DAV Chapter #156 Ladies Auxiliary and was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star in Versailles, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Litha Hendricks. She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Ralph L. Reese; three daughters, Renae L. Vaughn and her husband Steve of Maitland, Fla., Rita L. Stoddard and her husband Mike of Gardner, Maine and Becky L. Reese of Radcliff, Ky.; one son, Rodney L. Reese and his wife Debbie Cowley-Reese of Radcliff, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, Michael Vaughn, Kelly Vaughn-Kauffman, Jennifer Hurst, Julie Armstrong, Joey Reese, Lauren Brigman, Colin Stoddard, Jamie Warnick, Ryan Warnick, Austin Cowley, Josh Cowley and Brooke Cowley Fell; 14 great grandchildren, Jackson and Henry Vaughn, Madison and Mollie Hurst, Nicholas, Collin and Caroline Armstrong, Michael and Ashley Reese, Carson, Cole and Cooper Brigman, Reece Cowley and Presley Fell; a sister, Lucille Hunter and her husband Billy of Versailles, Ky.; and a brother, Robert Thomas Hendricks and his wife Rita of Versailles, Ky. A memorial service was held March 31 at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Kenneth Jessee officiating. Burial with military honors was held in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. There was a D.A.V.A. service held March 30 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Stovall United Methodist Church Building Fund, 949 Rogersville Rd., Radcliff KY 40160 or Kosair Charities, P. O. Box 37370, Louisville KY 40233. The guest register may be signed at

John Edward “Speedy” Kinley, Sr. 1928-2009 Mr. John Edward “Speedy” Kinley, Sr., 80, of Brandenburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon, Ind. He was born Oct. 14, 1928, the son of John Lawrence and Stella Ruth Singleton Kinley. Kinley was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda, and two sisters, Lucy and Ruth. He is survived by his son, John E. “Eddie” Kinley, Jr. and his wife, Velana, Brandenburg; a sister, Della Mattingly, Owensboro, Ky.; a nephew, Robin Young; and six nieces, Karen, Aleta, Linda, Lynn, Cheryl and Delores. Funeral services was held March 29 from the Chapel of Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. Stewart Skaggs and Rev. Ron Melton officiating. Burial was held in Cap Anderson Cemetery, directed by Hager Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Richard Lee Day 1946-2009

Mr. Richard Lee Day, 62, of N. Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Brandenburg, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Bay Pines Veterans Healthcare in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was born July 3, 1946, the son of Edgar Lee and Chloe Irene Green Day. Mr. Day was a Navy veteran of Vietnam, a member of Lyndon Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Kosair Shrine, the General Ben Hardin Helm Camp, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and a Civil War Re-enactor of Living History. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Mae Day. Mr. Day is survived by two daughters, Dana Day and Denise Day, Clarksville, Ind.; four grandchidlren, Thomas, Waylon, Aryana, Riley; and his heart sister, Glenda (William) Holliday, N. Ft. Myers, Fla. The funeral service was March 31 from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Online condolences may be left at

Community Calendar Friday, April 3 1974 TORNADO 35TH ANNIVERSARY Times: 2:00 PM Phone: 270-422-2094 Location: Meade County Public Library, 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 “When Weather Changed History Super Outbreak” by the Weather Channel will be shown. “Winds of Destruction” narrated by Tom Wills will also be shown, with extra copies available for purchase. A large collection of photographs will be shown as a slideshow. Refreshments will be provided.

ANCESTRAL HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING Times: 7:00 PM Phone: 270-862-3209 Location: Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. Katherine Johnson, archivist for the University of Louisville’s Manuscript Collections, will present the program. Everyone is invited to attend.

ANNUAL TREE GIVE-AWAY ON ARBOR DAY Times: 8:30 AM Phone: 270-422-4958 Location: Meade County Extension Office, 1041 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY The Meade County Extension Office will be giving trees away on a first-come, firstserve basis. There will also be a bake sale, with proceeds going towards the KEHA Special Project “Camp Courageous.” Saturday, April 4 CLEAN UP FORT DUFFIELD Times: 10:00 AM Phone: 502-922-4574 Location: Dixie Hwy. at Salt River Drive, West Point, KY Volunteers are needed to clear leaves, repair walkways, and clean up. EASTER EGG HUNT Times: 1:00 PM Location: Meade County Fairgrounds The FOP and The FOPA are hosting a free county-wide egg hunt for children ages 0-12 years old. All children will receive a gift. Sunday, April 5 EASTER EGG HUNT Times: 2:00 PM Phone: 270-422-2982 Location: Doe Run Inn, 500 Doe Run Hotel Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108 Come visit with the Easter Bunny! Welcome to children 10 and under. Bring your own bags. Numerous prizes. All children 4 and under eat free at the buffet with purchase of an adult meal. Buffet $11.99, includes dessert. BINGO Ongoing Each Sunday. Times: 7:00 PM Location: Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. Sponsored by the Payneville Volunteer Fire Department. License #1195

FISH FRY Times: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Battletown Community Park

Monday, April 6 IRVINGTON CITY COUNCIL Times: 7:00 PM First Monday of every month.

KNOB CREEK GUN SHOW Times: Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 502-922-4457 Location: 690 Ritchey Lane, West Point, KY 40177 or

VINE GROVE CITY COUNCIL Times: 6:30 PM First Monday of every month. STORY HOUR Times: 10:30 AM Phone: 270-422-2094 Location: Meade County Pub-

Richard H. Conway Mr. Richard H. Conway, Jr., of West Point, Ky., died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Conway was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, in which he received the Purple Heart, a retired machinist from Naval Ordnance, a member of The Machinists and Aerospace Workers, a member of Radcliff Chapter 156, DAV and a former United States postal worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, MAJ (Retired) Richard H. and Mary C. Conway. Mr. Conway is survived by two sisters, Kathleen M. Taylor, Guston, Ky., Janet L. Knipp, Louisville; one nephew, four nieces, five great nephews, seven great nieces and one great-great niece. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today from the Chapel of Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, Ky. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. today. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the DAV. Online condolences may be left at www.

lic Library, 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 Come visit us every Monday and Tuesday for a story and a craft. Same time on April 7. Tuesday, April 7 EKRON CITY COUNCIL Times: 7:00 PM First Tuesday of each month at Ekron City Hall. RIVERPORT AUTHORITY MEETING Times: 6:30 PM Location: Courthouse First Tuesday of each month. ADULT BOOK CLUB Times: 6:00 PM Phone: 270-422-2094 Location: Meade County Public Library, 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. HOPE & HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Phone: 812-738-7893 Location: Harrison County Hospital 1141 Hospital Drive NW Capitol Room 2, Corydon, IN 47112 Free monthly support for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. IMAGINE NATION BOOK FAIR Times: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Phone: 812-738-4251 Location: Harrison County Hospital 1141 Hospital Drive NW Corydon, IN 47112 in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center April 7 & 8. Open to the public. New books and gift items at discounted prices. A portion of the proceeds supports the Hospital’s Foundation. FREE ENGLISH CLASSES Ongoing Each Tuesday. Times: 7:00 PM Phone: 270-828-3365 or 270828-6320 Location: 255 Buck Grove Road

No registration required. Free nursery care available for students during class. Call for more information. Wednesday, April 8 COMMUNITY DINNER Times: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $5 donation Location: P.L. Casey Senior Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, Ky First Wednesday of every month. Menu changes every month. All are welcome. LINE DANCING Ongoing Each Wednesday. Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Phone: 270-668-7324 Location: Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff, Ky Beginning line dance lessons. Call for more information. YOGA Ongoing Each Wednesday. Times: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Phone: 270-422-2094 Location: Meade County Public Library, 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108 Every Wednesday in the Library Annex. CLASSIC CORVETTES CLUB MEETING Times: 7:00 PM Phone: Bob Schramm 270763-8439 or Bob Beyerlein 270-422-1165 Location: Asian Buffet in Radcliff Welcoming interested parties to contact us and find out about the formation of a new family-oriented club. Plans include contributions to local charities and fun events. Thursday, April 9 LAPSIT STORY HOUR Ongoing Each Thursday. Times: 10:30 AM Phone: 270-422-2094 Location: Meade County Public Library, 400 Library Place, Brandenburg, KY 40108

Friday, April 3, 2009

SGM (Ret.) Lawrence William Carroll Lawrence William Carroll, 69, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. SGM Carroll retired from the U.S. Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a two time recipient of the Purple Heart and also received the Legion of Merit award. He retired from civil service work at Fort Knox. Larry was a member of the Military Order of Purple Hearts, the Retired Sergeant Majors Association, Camp Knox Masonic Lodge #919, AUSA and NARF. He is survived by his wife, Denise Carroll of Radcliff, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Michael Spurgis of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Paul Swimm of Monticello, Maine; three grandchildren, Breanne, Taylor and Hailey Spurgis; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carleen Clarke of Maryville, Tenn, William and Denise Bennett of Mt. Washington, Mich. and Keith Bennett of Dearborn Heights; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held April 2 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Chuck Walker officiating. Burial was held in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. with military honors. There was a Masonic service followed by a MOPH service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 161 St. Matthews Ave. Suite 3, Louisville, KY 40207. The guest register may be signed at

Patricia Anne Bonsall Patricia Anne Bonsall, 63, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Saturday, March 28, 2009 at her home. She retired after 23 years as a Wal-mart associate. Patricia received the Wal-mart Heroes award and was an honorable Kentucky Colonel. She also worked as a publicist for Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She is survived by her husband, CSM (ret.) Richard T Bonsall of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a son, Carl Prince of Ark.; three daughters, Brenda Baker of Tenn., Karen Littlejohn of Ind. and Kimberly Dotson of Ark.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Normanden of Mass. and Colleene Valencia of Calif.; a brother, Bob Riley of Ky.; 15 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. The funeral service was held April 2 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Ron Burgess officiating. Burial will be at a later date. The guest register may be signed at

Linda Sue MacLennan 1952-2009

Linda Sue MacLennan, 57, of Brandenburg passed away Sunday, March 29 at the University of Louisville Hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1952 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Sara Catherine Kockrin Morrill and Allen St.Clair Morrill. She is survived by her husband William “Bill” H. MacLennan, Jr.; sons, Mark MacLennan of North Carolina and Joe MacLennan of Baltimore, Md.; sister, Barbara Catherine Wetmore of Chesapeake, Va. The family chose cremation. A memorial service was held March 31 from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.

Coffey & Chism Funeral Home Prearrangement, Cremations & Funeral Services Morris E. Coffey & James R. Chism

270.877.2245 769 Highland Avenue • Vine Grove, Ky 40175


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

Hager Funeral Home & Monument Company Traditional Services Pre-arranged Funerals Cremation Services Monuments BILL & BILLY ADAMS “OUR FAMILY SERVING YOURS” (270) 422-2132 •

FAITH & VALUES Too much pressure on kids is counterproductive to success The News Standard - A7

Friday, April 3, 2009

QUESTION: If beauty be a track star or first-chair is the most important at- trombone or the valedictribute in determining per- torian. His sister must be a sonal worth in this cheerleader or the culture, what is in Focus on senior-class presithe family dent or the soloist second place? DR. DOBSON: It or the best pupil in is intelligence as exher advanced-placepressed in scholastic ment class. aptitude. When the Throughout the birth of a firstborn formative years of child is imminent, childhood, parents his parents pray that give their kids the James he will be normal ... same message day Dobson after day: "We're that is, "average." But from that moment counting on you on, average will not be good to do something fantastic. enough. Their child must Now don't disappoint us!" excel. He must succeed. He The hopes, dreams and must triumph. He must be ambitions of an entire famthe first of his age to walk ily sometimes rest on the or talk or ride a tricycle. He shoulders of an immature must earn a stunning report child. And in this atmocard and amaze his teachers sphere of fierce competition, with his wit and wisdom. the parent who produces an He must do well in Little intellectually gifted child is League, and later he must clearly holding the winning

sweepstakes ticket. Unfortunately, exceptional children are just that — exceptions. Seldom does a five-year-old memorize the King James Version of the Bible or play chess blindfolded or compose symphonies in the Mozart manner. To the contrary, the vast majority of our children are not dazzlingly brilliant, extremely witty, highly coordinated, tremendously talented or universally popular! They are just plain kids with oversized needs to be loved and accepted as they are. Thus, the stage is set for unrealistic pressure on the younger generation and considerable disappointment for their parents. QUESTION: Isn't it our goal to produce children with self-discipline and self-

reliance? If so, how does your approach to external discipline imposed by parents get translated into internal control? DR. DOBSON: There are many authorities who suggest that parents take a passive approach to their children for the reason implied by your question: They want their kids to discipline themselves. But since young people lack the maturity to generate that self-control, they stumble through childhood without experiencing either internal or external discipline. Thus, they enter adult life having never completed an unpleasant assignment or accepted an order that they disliked or yielded to the leadership of their elders. Can we expect such a person to exercise self-discipline in young

adulthood? I think not. That individual doesn't even know the meaning of the word. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Fo-

cus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.


The Risen Christ FEATURING THE SONGS OF KEITH & KRISTYN GETTY Hill Grove Baptist Church 55 Ammons Lane, Guston, Ky • 270-828-3155

Heaven’s riches remain within our reach

Proverbs 2:4–5 says, “If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the feat of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.” (NKJV). Have you ever said, “I’ll know it when I see it?” Perhaps it was a gift you sought for a friend. Perhaps it was property you wanted to buy. Maybe it was a decorating touch for your home that would set in motion an entire renovation project.

Governed by an instinct deep within, you set out on your quest, like a bird certain of its destination though on its maiden migratory flight. Our verses today is good news for anyone seeking to know God. He is knowable. His wisdom is available, His mercy is accessible, His love is receivable. Though sometimes hidden, Heaven’s riches remain within reach. This is the essence of

Solomon’s counsel: when yours. we hunker down and lisIf you just moved to ten to God, we start our area, we invite becoming wise. you to visit with Divine When our high- Guidance us at Grace Bapest joy is to seek the tist Church. Our counsel of the AlSunday morning mighty, something service starts at 11 begins to click. a.m. In other words, We invite you to wisdom is a choice, listen to our weekly a goal reached only Sunday radio proDan be those who truly gram on WMMG Newton from 9:30 to 10 a.m. pursue it. The process can Reverend Dan take a lifetime. But, Oh, Newton is the pastor of Grace the blessing that will be Baptist Church.

God will grant ability, He wants availability

I heard a story once about a young man who was recruited as a potential college football star. Someone had sent an anonymous letter to a well known college about the young man’s abilities. The college sent some coaches to interview the young man. They told him that they had gotten a letter saying that he was a tremendous football player. He said, “I don’t like to brag but I do alright.” “We hear that you can run pretty fast. Can you run the hundred in 10 seconds?” they asked. “The last time I ran it I did

it in 9.2 seconds,” he said. football team!” “We also heard that you can Finally the coach said, kick a football pretty good,” “Wait a minute. There’s got the coach asked. to be a problem. I bet Pastor’s you can’t make the “To tell you the truth, I can kick a foot- Spotlight grades necessary to ball so hard that two stay on the team. If times in the last three we give you a scholweeks it went all the arship you’ll flunk way out of the stadiout.” um,” he said. The young man “What else can said, “No, I’m a you do?” the coaches straight A student. Randy asked. I’ve been a straight A Johnson student since I was in The young man said, “I can throw grade school.” the football 70 yards in the The coach finally said, “I air with pinpoint accuracy. I just can’t believe it. Don’t can run the ball. I can tackle. you have at least one weakI can block. There’s not any- ness? There’s bound to be thing that I can not do on a at least one weakness in

your life. Tell us what is your weakness.” The young man thought for a minute and finally said, “Well, I do lie a lot.” God isn’t interested in our abilities. He just wants us to be available. I Cor. 12:18 reads, “For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.” If God calls you to a specific task, you can be sure He will give you the ability to do it. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God, located at 1 Howard Drive off Old Ekron Road.

A simple warning, ‘A poem of the Prophet’

By Wilson Casey

Bible Trivia

The English language is I wrote that illustrates that such a powerful tool. Like we have been and are being any tool, we can choose to warned by prophets. The use it for good, for warning is simple: God In Turn to God and self, or for evil, or perhaps all three. Real Life God’s righteousness. You hold within you The consequence of this powerful tool. not doing so can be Use it well. sadly catastrophic. This week, I Prophets are thought I would use speaking to us in our the written word own 21st century. in artistic form to Are we listening? Dan share with us a viMay this poem be Paddack of help to us in our tal truth: God gives us a future, but God own faith and righwarns us that such a teousness: future will not be bright if “Little Amos we live away from the righsees children sold for teousness of the Loving Al- sterling rock mighty God. hears the poor on the Prophets of both Old auction block and New Testament gave tastes fatted calf from dire warnings for sinful Bashan stock living. Read prophets such touches the hand of the as Amos and Joel and see Sacred Clock for yourself what warnings smells the stench of were given. Read Revela- AmaAiah’s crock tion to see what warnings judgment came as a might still be in store. chopping block The following is a poem little Joey

sees the locust swarm hears the locust swarm tells of land abnorm described like desert warm Famine judgment was the norm judgment came as grazing storm little John sees of horsemen four hears the angelic score tells of beastly lore seven heads, ten horns no more? not sure what’s in store judgment to come once more little us sees more gold than Golden Rule hears no prayer in school tastes much more than nourishing gruel waste tomorrow’s tool salivates over liquid jewel consumes far too much fuel vomits into porcelain stool

1. Is the book of Golgotha in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which is the only book that mentions Christ’s tomb being sealed? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John 3. Who rolled away the stone from the mouth of Jesus’ tomb? Simon, an Angel, Villagers, Disciples 4. According to Paul, more than what number saw the risen Christ at one time? 100, 300,

touches fruit of the forbidden fool smells no sweat near harvest tool sings songs of pagan yule thinks ungodly is cool boasts of things that are painfully cruel ...yet... we are still loved by God!!! Spared, for now, from chastening rod. if we travel where Jesus’ trod or else... judgment comes from artery clod with satan in approval nod Our sin blocks Blood from the Heart of God. Ash to ash, our dust to sod.” 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.

500, 1000 5. Which disciple doubted Jesus had risen? Peter, Andrew, Thomas, Thaddeus 6. From Matthew 27:5, who hanged himself? Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Judas ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Matthew; 3) an Angel; 4) 500; 5) Thomas; 6) Judas (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Monday-Friday 9-5 • Saturday 9-3

VFW Post 11404 - April 770 Meade County Veterans Memorial By-Pass Sunday




Dance 6:30pm


Special Bingo 2:00pm









Dance 7:30pm



















Auction 7 p.m.




April Fool’s Day!




Auction 7 p.m.

Auction 7 p.m.

Auction 7 p.m.

Bingo 7:30 p.m.

Bingo 7:30 p.m.

Bingo 7:30 p.m.

Bingo 7:30 p.m.

Dance 7:30pm

Dance 7:30pm

Dance 7:30pm

Dance 7:30 p.m.

Dance 7:30 p.m.

Dance 7:30 p.m.


All Activities Open To The Public!

Miss a week, miss a lot.

“Have you subscribed yet?” The News Standard is the best way to get your foot in the door.

Subscribe to The News Standard today so you don’t miss a thing!

The News Standard Meade County’s Paper for the People

Call 422-4542 today and reach more customers tomorrow.


A8 - The News Standard

Friday, April 3, 2009

Get with the primitive movement at ‘A Primitive Corner’ By Crystal Benham

Those who have visited A Primitive Corner may say it’s a little piece of Red Brick Cottage heaven, except the prices are lower and the “primitive” art style is blatantly expressed in the artistry of each item displayed. A Primitive Corner, owned by Gary Thomas and decorated by his wife, Joyce, is located at 235 Main Street in Brandenburg above Main Street Café. The store sells just about everything to meet a customer’s interior-decorating needs. Candle Berry candles, rustic wooden stars, checkerboards, quilts, vintage-style lights, hand towels, cabinets and primitive dolls are plentiful at the newly opened business. Joyce and Gary craft many of their items — such as the primitive checkerboards and dolls — by hand. A friend builds large antiquelooking cabinets that are sold at the store, and much of the stenciling is done by the couple’s daughter-inlaw, Shanda Thomas, who also helps decorate the store. Their grandson, five-yearold Trace, likes to help stuff dolls, and Trace’s nine-yearold brother, Trenton, helps paint the checkerboards. Shanda’s parents have even started pitching in and assist with some of the woodwork on items sold at the store. “Some of the stuff is from


LEFT: A Primitive Corner owner Gary Thomas poses with his wife, Joyce, in front of some of the store’s primitive interior items. ABOVE: Joyce helps customer Patty Pennington match up primitive interior items for her recently remodeled Meade County home. wholesale places and some stuff is homemade,” Joyce said. “We’re trying to lean toward having all of our items American made.” Almost a year ago, Joyce and Gary moved to Brandenburg from a small town in Ohio to be closer to Shanda and her children while their son, Rusty, is stationed in Iraq. Gary retired early from a factory in Ohio to relocate to Brandenburg. Neither he or Joyce had experience in running a shop, but they credit their interest and artistry in primitive to Joyce’s love of the design movement. “I am a primitive nut and I was in a store one day (purchasing interior items) and … (Gary) said

‘well, we should start some sort of business.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I just can’t work all the time because of my health,’” she said. The location above Main Street Café was perfect for the couple’s needs. Nancy and Tommy Roberts, owners of the café, are at the store seven days a week, and offered to run A Primitive Corner during the times Joyce and Gary are unable to be there. “So this (location) was absolutely perfect because we don’t have to be here,” Joyce said. “Nancy is just the sweetest thing and she is very good about coming up here and helping people.” Many Primitive Corner customers have become

‘Mainly Country’ offers designer prom tuxes for less By Crystal Benham

“You can always change things around with primitive because your whole house ends up primitive, usually,” she said. “When it gets in you it’s like you’re just constantly at it, looking for it and wanting to do something with (a certain room).” Joyce and Gary travel throughout Kentucky and Ohio finding items at wholesale price to bring back to the shop. Though Joyce said finding more suppliers has been a challenge, she and Gary continue to keep their ears and eyes open for new opportunities. The couple travels to Glendale, Ky. for an annual craft show and also attends shows in Vine

Subscribe today!

Grove, Ky. to set up booths that boast their primitive home interior items. A Primitive Corner and Main Street Café are open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Gary or Joyce at 270-4223125, or Nancy and Tommy Roberts at Main Street Café at 270-422-2227.

Business profiles are a free service provided by The News Standard for business owners in Meade County. To have your business profiled, call us at 270-422-4542 or e-mail

Nicole Blevins Licensed Massage Therapist Bring in this ad for 10 OFF your 1st massage


“Most massages feel good, but a massage by an educated and experienced massage therapist feels better.”

Call 422-4542

Services Offered: Swedish Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, and Sports & Injury Massage. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

270.422.3694 / 270.945.0667

365 East Broadway Ste. 2 • Brandenburg, KY 40108




Susanne Richardson, owner of Mainly Country Tuxedo Rentals, poses with her representatives and Meade County High School contacts, Missy Pipes and Jordan Meredith. The business is located inside Fantastic Sams. son said. “We have all the top designer brands and we have them delivered here.” The prices are affordable as well, with tuxes starting at $73 and shoes starting at $20. Richardson also fits customers for their tuxes at her location in Fantastic Sams and places their orders for the outfit. She works closely with her representatives, Missy Pipes and Jordan Meredith, who are her affiliates at Meade County High School. Pipes is an aid at MCHS and Meredith is in her junior year at the school. Richardson contacts them once all the tuxes are in and has announcements made at the school to inform the students of their arrival. “I try really hard to convince the guys to get different tuxes to make sure they are not showing up to their prom looking like




Cultivate, then alternate with easy-to-switch attachments (sold separately) edge, aerate, dethatch and more

someone else,” she said. And if the customer is uncertain what color his date will be sporting, he can simply pick out the tux he wants and order it with a general black or white button-up shirt. Once he is aware of the color he needs to match, he can come back in and Richardson will reorder the particular color button-up for him. Mainly Country is located in RiverRidge Plaza inside Fantastic Sams. Richardson is on-hand after school from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made outside of regular hours for convenience and customers can meet Richardson at her home at 4772 Brandenburg Road in Brandenburg. For more information, contact Richardson at 270-422-5111 or 270-668-6600.

RadioShack .............................. RSH ................. 8.57 Best Buy Co Inc .........................BBY ............... 37.96 Dell Inc ................................... DELL ................. 9.48 Microsoft CP........................... MSFT ............... 18.37 Wells Fargo & Co .................... WFC ............... 14.24 Vulcan Materials ..................... VMC ............... 44.29 Proctor & Gamble ...................... PG ............... 47.09 Johnson & Johnson ..................... JNJ ............... 52.60 Wal-Mart Stores ...................... WMT ............... 52.10 United Parcel B..........................UPS ............... 49.22 Fedex Corp ............................... FDX ............... 44.49 Dow Jones Industrial Average ..................... 7,608.92

Earl F. Wright Financial Advisor 425 Broadway Brandenburg, KY 40108 270-422-1922


FREE WHEEL KIT with purchase

A $49.95 BES-SRP value. Offer valid through 7/31/09 while supplies last at participating dealers.



Shown with optional wheel kit.






Easy-to-use, for homeowner use

Versatile, straightshaft trimmer

FS 40 C-E Easy2Start™ Model Available

FS 56 RC-E Easy2Start™ Model Available








STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST Quotes effective as of close of market Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Deere & Co. ................................DE ............... 32.87 Caterpillar Inc............................CAT ............... 27.96 Ford Motor Co. .............................. F ................. 2.63 General Motors ......................... GM ................. 1.94 Harley-Davidson .....................HOG ............... 13.39 CSX Corp...................................CSX ............... 25.85 General Electric Co. ....................GE ............... 10.11 Peabody Energy ........................ BTU ............... 25.04 Marathon Oil...........................MRO ............... 26.29 Chevron ................................... CVX ............... 67.24 Arch Chemicals ..........................ARJ ............... 18.96 Brown Forman B....................... BF B ............... 38.83 Lowes Companies ...................LOW ............... 18.25 Home Depot Inc.........................HD ............... 23.56 McDonalds Corp .....................MCD ............... 54.57 Papa Johns .............................. PZZA ............... 22.87 Yum! Brands Inc ...................... YUM ............... 27.48 Coca-Cola Co ............................. KO ............... 43.95 Pepsico Inc ................................ PEP ............... 51.48

MM 55 C-E Easy2Start™ Model Available


Susanne Richardson, for those that don’t know her, is that smiling lady lodged in the back right corner of Fantastic Sams surrounded by posters of teen models in tuxedos. She’s the owner of Mainly Country Tuxedo Rentals and for those that visit her, chances are she’s familiar with their father, son, nephew or any other family members. Richardson has been in the tuxedo rental business for 24 years and is celebrating her 24th prom this year. She has regular customers that have rented tuxedos for their proms, and weddings, and their sons’ proms and weddings. She deals strictly with Sam Meyers Formal Wear because they “will go the extra mile” to make certain every male looks classy, professional, and stylish, Richardson said. Sam Meyers warehouse is located within 45 minutes of Brandenburg off Bardstown Road in Louisville and deliver any specialty Richardson orders for her customers. The company offers designer brand tuxedoes such as CHAPS, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Echo, After Six, Oscar De La Renta and more for any size male, including big and tall sizes. Sam Meyers also carries accessories to match including shoes, top hats, canes and cuff links. “The great thing is, students don’t have to travel to Louisville, Elizabethtown or Radcliff to get the tux they want,” Richard-

good friends of Joyce and Gary’s and they often call the couple at home inquiring about special items or advice on decorating. In one instance, Joyce found herself offering to come to a customer’s home to help decorate it in primitive interior items. Gary and Joyce use customer input as the basis for expanding their stock. “(We’re) finding out what (our customers) like, and then finding those items to carry,” she said. “If someone needs something that we don’t offer, I will search everywhere I can to find it.” Decorating a home in primitive, Joyce said, becomes addicting for many people.


Proven handheld blower at an affordable price BG 56 C-E Easy2Start™ Model Available



Get Geared Up! Available at participating dealers while supplies last. © 2009 STIHL. BES9-441-87377-2

Parrish Imp Co Èn™Ê Àœ>`Ü>ÞÊUÊ À>˜`i˜LÕÀ} 270-422-4907 Dependable solutions start at


Friday, April 3, 2009

The News Standard - A9

Talent shines at 4-H variety show Staff Report The News Standard Local 4-H members treated friends and family to some shining performances during the annual 4-H Variety Show held Saturday morning at the Extension Office. The variety show is held each year, and welcomes performers to enter in one of four categories: vocals, theater, physical

skill (dance) and instrumental, said 4-H Youth Coordinator Carole Goodwin. Two contestants, Madison Brown and Paris Morgan, will advance to the District 5 4-H Variety Show to be held April 18 in Washington County. Meade County Homemakers Judy Butler and Charlotte Lawson were judges during the talent show. “We always have lots of great talent,” Goodwin said.

’s ernon V Carpet Family Owned For Over 30 Years


Vernon Deckard




Tim & Greg


Free Estimates & Financing Available 90 Days Same As Cash


554 S. Wilson Rd Radcliff, Ky

Mon - Fri r 9:00-6:00 Saturday r 9:00- 5:00

Pat McDonald, formerly barbering in Brandenburg has relocated to... pion serve cham ABOVE: Re ocals divirv in the junio antha Weick. m a sion was S n was dison Brow . a M ls RIGHT: junior voca champion in

TOP: Paris Morga n vocal division ch was the senior ampion. ABOVE : Aurora Laslie was th cals reserve cham e senior vopion.

PJ’s Barbershop at the

IGA Shopping Center in Irvington located behind Hair Affair




Spring mowing is the most important of year-long lawn duties

It’s difficult to envision ily vary the height, set it at mowing your lawn this one-and-one-half to two spring when you’re wearing inches for the first several your coat every day. times you mow this Yet, that first spring spring. The shorter CEA for mowing, usually in height will Agriculture mowing late March, begins help remove a lot of your most important the winter-burned, annual lawn duties. brown leaves. Move Subsequent regular the height up to two mowing hardens the and one-half inches grass for drought and after you mow the heat stresses later on. grass several times. When the first To protect your clump of grass grows grass from summer above the mowing Andy Mills heat and drought inheight, mow, even if jury, raise the mower a lot of the yard doesn’t need height to three or three and to be mowed yet. Not all one-half inches. However, grasses start growing at the remember that high grass, same time. Grass on north- especially tall fescue, tends ern slopes or in heavy clay to fall over and mat down soil will start growing several during hot summer weather days later than normal. Grass causing increased summer that wasn’t fertilized in the disease problems. In the fall fall also has delayed growth. however, lower the mowing Following recommenda- height to two and one-half tions for mowing height and inches. frequency will make your For the winter, you might lawn-care duties easier and want to lower it again to one result in a more attractive and one-half to two inches. yard. If your mower has a This shorter height improves fixed, all-year height, set it at the turf’s winter and early two and one-half inches. spring color. However, if you can easNever let grass go through

the winter at a height of four or more inches, because it will mat down and become diseased. When it’s time to start mowing this spring, how frequently should you mow? Generally speaking, mow often enough to remove no more than one-third of the grass height. If your mower is set for two inches, mow again when grass height reaches approximately three inches. Be sure not to scalp the lawn by mowing off most of the green leaves. For tall fescue lawns, a rule of thumb is to mow at five-day intervals during the spring, and at seven-day intervals the rest of the year. If you have a Kentucky bluegrass lawn, a seven-day interval usually is sufficient at a two and one-half mowing height. You probably can extend that interval during hot, dry weather. Don’t mow by the calendar. Instead, watch the grass grow, and mow frequently enough to remove no more than onethird of grass height. For more information on

lawn care, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958. *These recommendations are for a level, even yard. Rougher, unlevel lawns may require the raising of the mower deck at all times. A lot of the lawns in Meade County should increase their mowing height in order to prevent scalping the lawn. Agriculture development funds Now until April 10th, the Meade County Agricultural Development Council is accepting proposal for Agriculture development funds. Proposals and guidelines can be found at Changes have occurred this year so those organizations wishing to apply needs to visit the Web site and review the changes. Completed proposals can be turned in at the Meade County Extension Office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Agriculture Development council will review applications on Monday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. at the Extension Office.

Owners: Pat McDonald and Jay Henderson Hours: Tuesday -Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-2 CLOSED Sunday and Monday

(270) 547-3600 “Irvington’s Best Haircuts & Shaves”

Mention this ad & receive $1 off a haircut!


185 Bethel Church Road, Brandenburg, KY


• Quality parts • Guaranteed lowest prices • Nationwide parts locator • All parts tested and guaranteed • Free delivery • Free pickup on vehicles purchased • 10% off Military Discount on In-Stock Parts


paid for antique,collectible and used cars, trucks and motorcyles in any condition! HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards!

Human remains uncovered at Ky. Horse Park Submitted by the Kentucky Horse Park Council LEXINGTON — What began as a simple backhoe procedure to install a fire vault at the Kentucky Horse Park has become a historical mystery as workers accidentally uncovered a lost cemetery. Last November, a human skeleton was unearthed and eventually a total of 35 skeletons were discovered. As soon as the first remains were found, the Kentucky Horse Park contacted the Fayette County Coroner’s Office. The area — where there was no visible evidence of a cem-

etery — was cordoned off and an archaeological dig was launched in cooperation with the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky Archaeological Survey. The Survey is administered by the Heritage Council and University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology. “This has been interesting and mysterious. While this cemetery was inadvertently disturbed, it is our hope that ultimately the identity of these early Kentuckians will be determined and their final resting place will no longer be forgotten,” said John Nicholson, executive director of the

Kentucky Horse Park. “Once the Kentucky Archaeological Survey has completed its research and releases the remains, these individuals will be reinterred with respect and dignity at the Kentucky Horse Park in a suitable location, and appropriately honored with a monument and historical information.” It has already been determined that the cemetery probably dates to the mid1800s and the Horse Park expects to learn more about the cemetery when the research is completed, Nicholson said. Mark Dennen, state histor-

ic preservation officer, said it was important to remember that “when remains are found the response must be to treat these with the utmost respect. Therefore, the careful removal of the remains and the research and reinterment will be done following established procedures. “This also gives us the opportunity to learn more about our history and the history of the land at the Kentucky Horse Park.,” Nicholson said. ”This adds depth and richness to the story the Horse Park can tell and helps preserve and inform us about our past.”

Commodities Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY Market Report per CWT for Monday, March 30, 2009 Receipts: 205

Last week: 355

Last year: 421

Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Feeder steers were too few to test. Feeder heifers were steady. Slaughter cows were 16 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 03 percent: Replacement cows 15 percent and feeders 66 percent: The feeder supply included 25 percent steers 49 percent heifers and 26 percent bulls. 22 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight Breaker 75-80 855-1790 Boner 80-85 1045-1135 Lean 85-90 655-1300 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade Weight 1 1095 2 1055-2120

A-Dress H-Dress 43.00-49.00 51.50 42.00-44.00 32.50-37.50

Lo-Dress 40.00 26.00-31.50

Carcass Boning % A-Dress Hi-Dress 80 59.00 75-78 52.50-57.00

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 2 300-400 350 108.00 6 300-400 329 125.00 4 400-500 439 105.00-110.00 4 600-700 606 95.00-97.00

Avg Price 108.00 125.00 108.26 95.51


Avg Price 103.96 98.59 94.56 91.97 83.56 75.21 78.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 3 300-400 332 89.00-90.00 5 400-500 464 82.50-86.00 3 500-600 550 71.50-78.00

Avg Price 89.67 84.59 75.68

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 2 300-400 353 116.50 13 400-500 472 94.00-102.00

Avg Price 116.50 96.88

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 3 400-500 440 91.00

Avg Price 91.00Stock

Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-10 years old 3-8 months bred 775-1370 lbs 425.00-900.00 per head Stock Cows and Calves: Medium and Large 1-2 3-10 years old 975-1350 lbs with 100-200 lbs calves at side 885.00-1080.00 per head.

Calves: Baby Beef calves No Test

Check Out Our Amenities! Indoor Swimming Pool Indoor swimming pool with spa available for swim parties. Excellent for: •Birthdays •Family Gatherings

Banquet Room Beautiful banquet room for up to 70 people with kitchen facilities. An Excellent Location For: •Family gatherings •Birthdays & Showers •Company Parties & Meetings Call for availability or come by & check us out.

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 2 100-200 172 97.00-112.00 4 200-300 278 96.00-104.00 4 300-400 350 91.00-97.00 10 400-500 428 89.00-95.50 9 500-600 547 81.00-88.50 2 600-700 645 74.50-76.00 14 700-800 793 78.00

Stock Bulls: No Test

800-999-8181  502-942-2800 116 South Dixie • Muldraugh, KY

The News Standard supports Meade County farming and agriculture by profiling local farmers, vegetable producers, horse groups, and other agricultural-based individuals and organizations each week on the Agriculture Page. To have your story told, e-mail, or call us today at 270-422-4542.


A10 - The News Standard

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 3, 1974 tornado told through photographs Always remembered


A memorial in front of the courthouse honors those whose lives were lost: Calvin Glenn Adair, Jr., Sue Elizabeth Bircher, Lynn M. Chitwood, Eleanor Ashcraft Craycroft, Addie M. Ditto, Robert J. Dresel, Alta Marie Dugan, William L. Gilliland, Lena Azoline Goins, Larry Edward Jupin, Carrie Lynn Lucas, Robert Dale Manning, Ada A. Mercer, Elizabeth O’Bryan, Louis H. O’Bryan, Dessie Shumate, Barbara Skillman, Columbus Skillman, Florence Skillman, William Terry Son, James Russell Son, Larry Franklin Son, Martha Gilbert Son, Catherine Emily Thomas, Angelia Maria Wallace, Patti Maria Wallace, Richard Russell Wallace, Peggy Yvonne Williams, Winifred Diane Williams, Emma F. Wilson, and Regina Ann Yates.

TOP: A hand-crafted panoramic view of the wake of the tornado. LEFT: A picture of Sturgeon’s Funeral Home in the late 1950s. In the lower right-hand corner is the funeral home’s green 1948 Packard-Henney ambulance hearse, which was never found after the tornado, according to photographer John “Dicky” Hardin.


RIGHT: Homes were reduced to unrecognizable rubble after the April 3 tornado. BELOW: Longtime Meade County resident Bud Seymour and neighbors sort through the piles of debris that used to be their homes.



Remnants remain where Sturgeon’s Funeral Home once stood on Lawrence Street.

Call or come visit us to subscribe today! 270-422-4542

1065 Old Ekron Road • Brandenburg, Ky 40108

Dust off those reels


Bank anglers may find great bass fishing this year.

Outdoors, B5 Friday, April 3, 2009

Ben Achtabowski, Sports Editor 270-422-4542

Lady Waves JV/V Softball North Hardin 5:30 p.m. April 7 MCHS Tennis Teams @ E-town


Lady Waves JV/V Softball Hancock County 6:30 p.m. Greenwave Varsity Baseball North Hardin 5 p.m. April 9 Middle School Track @ LaRue County Middle School All-Comers TBA Lady Waves JV/V Softball Butler 5:30 p.m. MCHS Tennis Teams @ Fort Knox


Greenwave JV/V Baseball @ Atherton 5/7 p.m. April 10 Lady Waves JV/V Softball Seneca 5:30 p.m. Greenwave JV/V Baseball Breckinridge County 5:30/7:30 p.m. April 11 Lady Waves Varsity Softball Apollo/Shelby/Muhl. North @ Apollo Noon/3/6 p.m. Lady Waves JV Softball ACS/Macon/Monroe Co. @ Allen County Scott TBA Greenwave Varsity Baseball Edmonson/Todd Counties @ Edmonson County noon/2:30 p.m. April 13 MCHS Tennis Larue County


Lady Waves JV/V Softball Fern Creek 5:30 p.m. Greenwave Varsity Baseball Daviess County 7 p.m. April 14 MCHS and Middle School Track and Field Teams @ John Hardin All-Comers TBA Lady Waves JV/V Softball @ Breckinridge County 6:30 p.m. Greenwave JV/V Baseball @ John Hardin 5:30/7:30 p.m. April 16 MCHS Tennis Teams John Hardin


On April Fool’s Day, former Memphis Tigers head coach John Calipari announced that he would Good Call be the new University of Kentucky Wildcats head basketball coach. This was no joke, Ben but CaliAchtabowski pari will be laughing all the way to the bank with his new $31.65 million, eight-year deal. But hopefully he will bring smiles to the Big Blue fans who have grimaced through two gut-wrenching seasons with former head coach Billy Gillispie. With a first round NCAA Tournament loss last year and a “no one cares” NIT bid this year, Gillispie was far from satisfactory for the Wildcats fandom. However, to give Gillispie some credit, administrators gave him the boot too quickly. It’s outrageous and irresponsible to give a college coach only two years to implement his players and program philosophies. Programs should give a coach adequate time to get his type of players into the program, which usually takes at least three to four years. After Gillispie’s release, again UK moved hastily to find another coach. Of course, UK basketball reigns supreme in the Commonwealth, but the university went drunk with money as earlier reports had UK giving as much as a $35 million, eight-year deal to Calipari. That’s not college coaching money — that’s NBA coaching money. What UK has done is put itself in the stratosphere with NBA teams — which of course makes a lot more money than UK basketball. UK’s Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart told media on Tuesday that Calipari’s base salary will be $400,000. The remainder of the guaranteed contract is funded by radio, TV, and other sponsorships, as well as conference revenue-sharing.

The Lady Waves traveled south this week to face several Alabama high school teams during spring break. In the first game of the trip against Robertsdale High School on Monday, Meade County won, 6-5. During the second inning the Lady Waves had base runners on second and third with one out, but were unable to produce a run. Meade County

found itself in the fifth inning down 3-0, but the offense finally got a run on the board. Junior Kayla Padgett drove in junior Mallory Wathen to score the Lady Waves’ first run of the game, 3-1. Freshman Amanda Logsdon came in relief in the fifth with the bases loaded and one out to force two ground balls that ended the scoring threat by Robertsdale. In the top of the sixth



Mallory Wathen slides into second base earlier in the year.

Blake Powers’ NFL dreams are still alive as he lands a spot in arena football By Ben Achtabowski


Blake Powers (14) played college football at Indiana University and high school football at Meade County. He is now fighting for a quarterback position on the Mohoning Valley Thunder team.

Meade County native Blake Powers’ journey to his dream job as a National Football League (NFL) player has taken him across the country and back over the past few years. From playing quarterback at Indiana University, to NFL draft combines, all the way to an Arena Football Two (AF2) League team in Spokane, Wash., life on the road is just part of the pursuit of his dream. “Of course my dream is to end up in the NFL,” Powers said, who is a 2003 Meade County High School graduate. “(AF2 is) a league that gives younger players the opportunity to move up and play at a higher level. It gives players a chance to play as quickly as possible and move up as quickly as possible.” At the end of January, he was signed to the AF2’s preseason best team, the Spokane Shock, for a chance to fight for a quarterback job with returning starter Nick Davila. Last week, the Shock announced that the team


See JOKE, B2

Greenwave faces tough competition When legends meet down in Tennessee, loses 3 games By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week

By Ben Achtabowski

Greenwave JV/V Greenwave Fort Knox 5/7 p.m. April 17 Greenwave Varsity Baseball Elizabethtown Wooden Bat Tournament @ E-town 5:30 p.m. April 18 Greenwave Varsity Baseball Russel County/Trinity 1/3 p.m. THE NEWS STANDARD/BEN ACHTABOWSKI


The News Standard

Power play

Lady Waves JV/V Softball @ Hancock County 6:30 p.m.

April 19 MCHS Track and Field @ Male Invitational

MCHS track teams compete at the Ryle Relays and prove teams are ready for state competition. For full results see page B2.

New UK Waves travel south, cancel home tourney coach is no joke Staff Report The News Standard

ON DECK April 6 Spring Break Classes resume April 6

Relaying the message

The Meade County Greenwave traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn. to play some of the best teams in the Southeast region last weekend, and came away with three losses. “We played well,” said Greenwave head coach Todd Clanton. “(We) just couldn’t get the big hit in two of the three games (Hixson High School, Bradley Central High School) and (we had) too many errors and walks against Soddy Daisy High School.” In the first game against Bradley Central — ranked seventh in 3A, the largest division in Tennessee — the Greenwave offense was unable to manufacture base runners into runs and lost, 3-2.

Justin Amburgey pitched six innings and struck out seven batters.


On a sunny afternoon in the garage area of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ex-champions David Pearson and Tony Stewart got to know each other. At the time, Pearson was 70 years old, Stewart 33. Pearson’s last championship occurred in 1969, when what is now Nextel Cup was referred to as Grand National and there were no races in Las Vegas. Perhaps more than any of his contemporaries, though, Stewart is a throwback to the days when dinosaurs named Pearson, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough and Bobby Allison ruled the earth. Earth, at

the time, mainly consisted of the South. Pearson, who won 105 races, was leisurely strolling around with another notable resident of Spartanburg, S.C., former car owner and ace mechanic Walter “Bud” Moore. As luck would have it, they happened to be in front of the stall where Stewart’s No. 20 Chevrolet rested, shortly after the end of a practice session and as Stewart was climbing out of his orange car. “Do you know Tony Stewart?” I asked Pearson. “I’ve met him,” he said. “I don’t know him. I know he can sure enough drive a race car.”


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

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


Michelle Realtor/Owner, ABR 270-268-6631

Jennifer Realtor 270-945-8264


B2- The News Standard

Wrestlers celebrate successful season

Staff Report The News Standard Last Tuesday the Greenwave wrestling team held its end-of-the-season banquet. After the meal, season awards were given to wrestlers. Junior 215-pound Tyler Crow received the team MVP award after his fourth place finish in the state tournament. Three seniors were celebrated, Ethan Medley, Tanner Cole, and Thomas Roach. Medley and Cole were each given the Most Improved Senior Award. Here is the full list of award winners: Quickest Pin (seven seconds): Chaz Nevitt Most Pins in the season:

Greenwave From page B1 Junior Justin Amburgey had a two-run homer in the second inning to put the Greenwave up 2-0, but Bradley came back and scored two runs in the fourth inning. The game remained tied until the Bradley offense manufactured an RBI single during the top of the eighth inning. Meade County stranded two runners in the bottom of the eighth to end the game. Junior first baseman Andrew Oliver had a single and scored a run in the game, while Amburgey recorded the loss in four innings of work with five strikeouts and one earned run. Senior starting pitcher Mikie DeRossett also pitched four innings with five strikeouts and gave up two unearned runs. In the Greenwave’s second game of the tournament, the defense surrendered 11 runs to Soddy High School, while only getting four runs. Oliver hit a two run

Tyler Crow Most Takedowns in the season: Tyler Crow Most Reversals in the season: Zach Uligh Most escapes in the season: Nelson Mason Jr. Most Improved Senior: Tanner Cole and Ethan Medley Most Improved Junior: Nelson Mason Jr. Most Improved Sophomore: Brandon Scott Most Improved Freshman: Garrett Kenealy Eight Grade Award: Alex Hunter Seventh Grade Awards: Seth Pile 110 Percent Award: Cody Hoskins 2008-2009 Wrestling MVP: Tyler Crow International Award: Stefan Jenson

homerun in the first inning, but failed to keep his control on the pitching mound, Clanton said. Oliver walked three hitters and gave up five runs on 40 pitches during the bottom of the first inning. Zach Taulbee came in relief during the bottom of the second inning where Soddy scored three more runs. “That put us in a hole that we couldn’t climb out of,” Clanton said. Taulbee ended the night pitching five innings, striking out five, and giving up three earned runs. He also had a single, scored a run and stole a base. Offensively, freshman Bo Wilson went 3-for-3 with a double and scored a run. DeRossett had a single, scored a run, and had a stolen base. Tyler Yates went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI. During the Greenwave’s final game of the tournament, the team rallied back from a 5-2 deficit to tie the game during the top of the fifth inning, 5-5. But an error in the field led to a Hixon run in the bottom of the fifth, which proved to be the eventual


TOP: 2008-2009 wrestling award winners pose for a picture. ABOVE: Head Coach Bob Davis shakes hands with Tyler Crow after giving him the MVP award.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Joke From page B1 Why throw that much money at a coach? The deal now puts Calipari past Florida’s Billy Donovan’s $3.5 million a year job, while making UK head coach predecessors’ salaries look like McDonald’s pay. Former head coach Rick Pitino never made more than $2 million a season and Tubby Smith’s pay neared $2.1 million at the end of his 10-year reign, UK’s latest coach, Gillispie made $2.3 million a year, and now Calipari almost triples the money of UK’s football coach Rich Brooks. Calipari is a good coach, but is he that good? He’s been successful at two much smaller schools: the A-10’s UMass and Conference USA’s Memphis. His 193-71 record at UMass and a 1996 Final Four appearance was impressive but his 252-69 Memphis recorded is staggering — and only a season removed from the national championship game. Over the last three seasons he has led the Tigers to three consecutive 30-plus win seasons including last year’s NCAA record 38 wins. He also had a short stint in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets from 1996-1999. There’s no denying his record at either schools, but his X’s and O’s have become suspect at times. Even this year after the loss to Missouri his ability to make changes on the fly were not to be seen. The question then presents itself: Did UK and

Calipari make the right decision? The answer is yes and no. Calipari had a great set up in Memphis where yearin and year-out he signed NBA caliber players. Memphis plays in a professional arena that is filled every night by Tigers faithful. Calipari has recruited some of the best players in the nation; including NBA draft picks Derrick Rose and Chris DouglasRoberts. With that being said, Calipari is an excellent recruiting coach who can pick up some of the top athletes in the nation. Gillispie did recruit some solid players for UK, including Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson along with a bevy of other players coming in this fall. But the “what have you done for me lately?” question inevitably pulled the trigger on Gillispie’s coaching stint at Kentucky. Ironically, UK should get an introspective point of view by asking “what have we done lately?” The answer would be a resounding and unpleasant “not much.” With only one Final Four appearance in the last 11 years, the shining star that was Kentucky basketball has quietly dimmed. Since UK’s last Final Four appearance, North Carolina and Michigan State each have five appearances, while Kansas, UCLA and, Florida each have three. To make things worse, former UK coach Rick Pitino has helmed in-state rival University of Louisville and has made them a perennial contender.

game-winner, 6-5. In the top of the seventh, the Greenwave left two runners on base to end the game. Amburgey was the losing pitcher in two innings of work, recording two strikeouts and allowing one earned run. Wilson started the game and pitched four innings, striking out one, and gave up five runs — three of which were earned. Wilson went 2-for-4 with a double, scored two runs and stole a base. Second baseman Brenton Smith went 2-for-3 and scored two runs and a stolen base. Mikie DeRossett had a double and an RBI while his brother, Daniel DeRossett, had an RBI double and scored a run.

The last 11 years have not been up to par with what UK fans are accustomed to. So what would Calipari be walking into? A mess, though it’s a manageable one given the tradition of the Wildcats program. Calipari will inherit a team that plays in the SEC, which is a better conference than Conference USA by tenfold, yet it’s still not the best. The SEC is probably the fourth best conference in the nation. The SEC is not the Big East and ACC. It also can be argued that it’s not even as good as the Big Ten (ask Cards fans if the Big Ten plays defense; also the league’s RPI is second in the nation). The first thing Calipari would bring to Kentucky is his ability to recruit. Some experts say he may have the best recruiting class ever coming into next year. He has the top player in the nation, shooting guard Xavier Henry, and the fourth best player, center DeMarcus Cousin, committed to the Tigers next year. The No. 6 player in the nation, point guard John Wall, has a short list of colleges that include Memphis. These committed athletes are speculated to follow Calipari to Lexington. Mix in Meeks and Peterson and you have an automatic SEC contender. This is all good news for Kentucky fans, but it’s going to come with a price. With the power of UK’s storied program alongside Calipari’s ability to recruit, maybe the joke’s on everyone who isn’t a UK fan.

Brandenburg Telecom is easy to find,

Results for Meade County games in Tennessee: R H E Bradley 3 6 1 Meade 2 4 1

easy to get a hold of,

R H E Meade 4 8 3 Soddy 11 9 2 R H E Meade 5 9 2 Hixson 6 11 2

Track Results: Ryle Relays Girls 4x400 Meter Relay Medley 1 Meade County 4:31.50 1) Jenkins, Shelby 2) Stanfield, Marley 3) Brown, Tiffany 4) Evans, Carly Boys 4x1600 Meter Relay 2 Meade County 19:43.89 1) Medley, Chad 2) Blair, Tyler 3) Humphrey, Joseph 4) Breeds, Sean Girls 4x100 Meter Relay 13 Meade County 1:00.21 1) Luney, Leanna 2) Morgan, Jessie 3) Woodward, Johnna 4) Fochtman, Chelsea Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 15 Meade County 52.81 1) Nowland, Kevin 2) Spurlock, DJ 3) Thacker, Zach 4) Clinkscales, Michael Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 6 Meade County 9:16.11 1) Buttram, Gabe 2) Medley, Chad 3) Beck, Travis 4) Fackler, Kyle Girls Distance Medley 10 Meade County 15:01.66 1) Dukes, Kim 2) Fochtman, Chelsea 3) Smith, Cynthia 4) Level, April

Boys Distance Medley 4 Meade County 11:36.09 1) Humphrey, Joseph 2) Bowen, Zach 3) Blair, Tyler 4) Breeds, Sean Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 1 Meade County 4:16.56 1) Stanfield, Marley 2) Jenkins, Shelby 3) Brown, Tiffany 4) Evans, Carly Boys 4x400 Meter Relay 8 Meade County 3:51.39 1) Buttram, Gabe 2) Medley, Chad 3) Nowland, Kevin 4) Addesa, Michael Girls Shot Put 14 Miller, Emily 23-11.25 18 Luney, Leanna 22-07.75 Boys Shot Put 10 Stockwell, Cody 37-09.25 23 Arnold, Dakota 32-06.25 Girls High Jump 18 Morgan, Jessie 4-02.00 Girls Long Jump 8 Evans, Carly 14-03.25 27 Kelch, Natasha 11-06.00 Girls Discus Throw 5 Miller, Emily 83-09 30 Luney, Leanna 50-11 Boys Discus Throw 4 Stockwell, Cody 118-06 10 Hamlet, Tommy 98-04 Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 4 Meade County 1:52.76

1) Brown, Tiffany 2) Evans, Carly 3) Jenkins, Shelby 4) Stanfield, Marley Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 16 Meade County 1:50.00 1) Clinkscales, Michael 2) Addesa, Michael 3) Evans, Berran 4) Thacker, Zach Women Team Rankings 1) McNicholas 46.50 2) Campbell Co. 45 3) Highlands 40 3) St. Henry District 40 5) Newport Central Catholic 38 6) Bishop Brossart 36 7) Meade County 26 8) Ryle High School 23 9) Walton Verona 21.50 10) VIlla Madonna 20 11) Simon Kenton 4 12) Cooper 1 Men Team Rankings 1) Ryle High School 50 2) Campbell Co. 40 2) St. Henry District 40 4) Conner 25 5) McNicholas 22 6) Walton Verona 21 7) Cooper 18 8) Dixie Heights 17 9) VIlla Madonna 15 10) Newport Central Catholic 13 10) Meade County 13 12) Bishop Brossart 4 13) Newport 1

and responds quickly to your needs. We are the first and only company in our area to offer convenient onestop shopping for all of your Telephone, Digital TV and Broadband Internet services delivered to your house or office on one line and then be able to pay for all these services on one bill.

We are locally owned & headquartered and our employees are local residents with roots in our community.

NO automated answering machines. When you have our service you get great service from friends and neighbors and help the local economy generate more One Line. One Bill. One Local Company. commerce.

NO layers of

NO long phone

administration staff to deal with.

calls when you need help.

5&-&1)0/&t%*(*5"-57 #30"%#"/%*/5&3/&5 Call Today to Subscribe: BRANDENBURG ................... 200 Telco Drive . . . 422-2121 ELIZABETHTOWN .......... 502 West Dixie Ave . . . 982-4466 HARDINSBURG ......... 213 South Main Street . . . 580-4466 RADCLIFF ......... 316 West Lincoln Trail Blvd . . . 351-4466 VINE GROVE ..................... 501 Highland Ave .... 877-2113


Luckily for Powers he is accustomed to high pressured, quick release plays. From page B1 During Powers’ playing days as an Indiana University would stick with Davila, ul- Hoosier, he competed against timately forcing Powers to some of the biggest and best ask for a trade. defenses in the country. A few days later, Powers “Indiana is one of the packed up his things and smallest schools in the Big traveled over 2,000 miles Ten,” Powers said. “The from Spokane, Wash. to line wasn’t the greatest, so Youngstown, I had to get Ohio where his rid of the ball Power Numbers new team, the very quickly. The numbers behind Blake Powers at Indiana Mohoning ValI think that’s University ley Thunder, prepared me awaited. for the (arena “They’ve game).” had great suc- touchdown strikes to claim After his cess in the Indiana University’s single graduation season record. past,” 6-footfrom MCHS, 3, 233 pound Powers comquarterback mitted to Indisaid. “I’ll get a passing attempts his sopho- ana University. more year at IU. chance to play With his dad there and the — Dan Powcoach is a great ers — playing coach.” passing yards at IU during tight end at IU his sophomore year. The Thunfrom 1975-78, der’s head Powers had coach, Mike Hold, has deep his heart set to be a Hoosier roots in the Arena Football and play for LSU’s former League (AFL) where he coach Jerry DiNardo. played 12 seasons and has “I turned down a lot of coached the last eight years. other offers to play at Indi“He knows a lot about the ana,” Powers said. “I really game,” Powers said of his liked DiNardo and the staff, new head coach. “(Hold) will but once they left (Indiana) help me out tremendously the new staff just wasn’t loyand I’ll learn a lot from him. al to me.” He has a lot of great connecDiNardo was fired durtions being a player and a ing Powers redshirt freshcoach in the league.” man year, but saw his best The trade will also force year during his sophomore Powers to learn a completely season, where he broke Antnew offensive system. waan Randle El’s record 17 “The schemes are pretty passing touchdowns durmuch the same, but it’s like ing a single season with 20 learning a whole other vo- touchdown passes. He also cabulary,” he said. “It’s a lot of finished with 212 complememorization of words, but tions behind Babe Laufenthe X’s and O’s are the same. berg’s 217 in 1982, while his Teams have pretty much the 376 attempts stand behinds same routes and plays, they’re Steve Bradley’s 402 in 1984. just named differently.” Powers also passed for 2,305, Getting in sync with new which is good for the fourth wide receivers will also be a most in school history. big change for Powers who After such a promising will team up with former sophomore year, Powers Purdue rival wide receiver went into his junior year Ray Williams. with a nagging high ankle “I’m just looking forward sprain. So Terry Hoeppner’s to playing,” Powers said. incumbent staff put Powers “There are some great ath- on the back burner. letes in this league.” “I had that bad sprain, The AF2 was formed in which gave them an oppor2000 as a minor league system tunity to sit me,” he said. for the AFL, which in turn is “I broke numerous records a pseudo minor league for my first two years and was the NFL. Last year, the AFL ready for my senior season. canceled its season leaving But I never got that chance.” AF2 as the sole arena football Relegated to the bench his league. Before the season was senior year, Powers was left canceled, Powers worked to enter the NFL draft without with several AFL teams, out satisfactory statistics. which led to the Shock pick“It didn’t help that I didn’t ing him up earlier this year. play my senior year,” he “I had great tryouts and said. “The scouts look at I was being scouted heav- your combine skills and ily by (AFL) teams,” Powers your tapes, but you have said. “That kind of gave me to have the stats too. I just an in for the AF2 teams.” didn’t have the stats my seThe arena game is essen- nior year.” tially football on a smaller The NFL also weighs field. The field is cut in half heavily on arm strength, but to 66 yards and 85 feet wide, in the arena football league compared to the NFL’s 110 the farthest pass that a playyards by 160 feet field. er could possibly make is 66 There are only eight play- yards. ers on the field for each team “In the outdoor game, you — as opposed to the outdoor can rely on arm strength but game’s 11 players — includ- that’s not the case in arena ing only three down linemen. football league; you need to Passing opportunities dimin- be accurate,” Powers said. ish quickly and passing lanes “That’s why players like close faster in arena football. Kurt Warner are so good. “It’s a lot different,” Pow- He’s accurate and can make ers explained. “It’s a dif- throws that some of the big ferent speed, everything is arm players can’t make.” faster. The outdoor game is Playing in the arena league more spread out and you does have its advantages and have a longer time to throw. players have been known to That’s not the case in arena translate their game to the football you have to get rid NFL level of play easily. of the ball quickly.” Warner is one of the best




South From page B1 inning, the offense perked up. Sophomore Kristen Benton got on base due to an error and sophomore Scarlett Powers followed that up with a base hit. Two batters later, senior Maris Harreld hit a line drive to right center to score Benton, 3-2. Senior Megan Fackler then hit a grounder to score Power’s pinch runner, sophomore Chelsea Cummings, to tie the game up, 3-3. The Lady Waves took the lead when Harreld’s pinch runner, sophomore Raymie Greenwell, scored on a passed ball, 4-3. During the bottom of the seventh inning, senior Amanda Smith and Kayla Padgett led off with consecutive singles. Three batters later, Powers and Sireno had back-to-back hits to

score both Smith and Padgett to make the score 6-3. But Robertsdale threatened to make a comeback in the top of the seventh inning. After a leadoff bloop single, Logsdon struck out the next batter, but had to face the No. 3 hitter for Robertsdale who hit an RBI single. Then the No. 4 hitter hit a double to score another run to make the score 6-5. With two outs and runners on second and third, Wathen picked up a sharp grounder to second base to record the final out of the game. Logsdon recorded the win with three strikeouts while giving up four hits in 2 2/3 innings. Starting pitcher Harreld pitched 4 1/3 innings, gave up two earned runs, and had four strikeouts on six hits. Padgett lead the Lady Waves on offense going 2-for4 with a stolen base and an RBI. Benton had a single while Powers went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored two


examples of an arena football player’s roots showing well in three Super Bowls — all which he passed for the three highest yard totals during those games. Other players such as former Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox, Chicago Bears wide receiver Rashied Davis, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, New Orleans Saints safety Kevin Kaesviharn, San Deigo Chargers safety Clinton Hart, St. Louis Rams defensive tackle La’Roi Glover, and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Antonio Chatman also transferred their arena football days into an NFL gig. “Kurt Warner is a great story,” Powers added. “Everyone in the arena league has a story, but they are great athletes, too. Some of them are even better than some players in the NFL, but for some reason or another they’re not in the NFL yet.” Though Powers has his eye set for the big leagues, he’ll never forget his days as a Greenwave. “I loved playing football in Meade County,” he said. “The fan base is unbelievable, the coaches were great. Meade County just has such a great tradition. I have nothing but great memories about Greenwave football. You ask any player in college football and they’ll probably say they liked playing in high school more than college.” Powers has played in some of the biggest stadiums in the country, such as the University of Michigan’s “Big House’ (over 106,000 seats) and The Ohio State’s “Horse Shoe” (over 102,000 seats). “I’ve played in big atmospheres with hostile crowds, but really nothing compares to playing under the Friday night lights,” he said. “It’s definitely one of my best memories.” In 2002, Powers, as a junior, lead the Greenwave to victory over No. 1 ranked St. Xavier in one of the greatest victories in Meade County history. “We were in the three-way tie in the district,” Powers said. “We thought we were the best team in the district, but ended up with the No. 3 seed. We were mad about that. We came out angry and took it out on St. X. That was probably one of the best games I’ve ever been in. By far, my greatest memory of Meade County.” With his love for football and deep roots in Meade County, Powers knows he’ll always want to do something in the game of football even after he has to hang up the pads. “When that day comes — sooner or later — when that day reveals itself I want to stay with football,” Powers said. “I want to coach. I would love to be a college or NFL coach, especially college. There’s just something about college football that makes it so great. I just want to be a part of football as long as possible.” Until that day, Powers has some unfinished business on the football field and will take any path until he gets to that coveted NFL spot. All of Mohoning Thunder’s games, along with every other AF2 game, can be streamed through runs. Sireno had an RBI single and a stolen base. Harreld and Fackler each had an RBI single, while Smith scored a run and a single. On Tuesday, the Lady Waves faced Gulf Shores High School and was up 6-0, but was rained out in the third inning. On Wednesday, Meade County beat Spanish Fort, 3-0. The offense was led by Padgett who went 4-for-4, while hitting all three runs in. Harreld had five strike outs in the one-hit complete game. Another rainout Last weekend, the Lady Waves were slated to host the TSOA tournament at Meade Olin Park, but due to rainy weather the entire tournament was canceled. Last year, the tournament was also canceled due to rain and poor field conditions. There are no plans to make up this year’s tournament, but it will be held again next year.

The News Standard - B3

Legends From page B1 “I think you’d like him,” I said. “Hang on a minute.” I then walked over in front of the car, where Stewart was discussing various matters of technical significance with his crew chief, Greg Zipadelli. “David Pearson’s out there,” I said to Stewart. “Want to say hello?” “Give me a minute,” said Stewart. I walked back out and started talking with Moore, about whose teams I used to write, and Pearson, the hero of my youth. Pearson looks as if he could climb right back into a stock car and run 500 miles. He seems far more robust than a man who underwent open-heart surgery a few years back. He has the same barrel chest and broad shoulders he boasted when he was winning 11 races in 18 tries in 1973. After a few minutes of chitchat, though, the proud exchampion was getting a little restless. With a small sense of urgency, I excused myself and returned to the garage stall,

where Stewart had been intercepted by someone else. “Hey, Tony,” I said, “the best stock-car racer who ever lived is out there, and I don’t think I’d make him wait much longer.” Stewart looked up. “Don’t let him get away,” he said. “I’ll be right there.” Thirty seconds may have passed before Stewart strode out into the desert sunshine. “Hey,” he said, shaking Pearson’s hand, “I need you to drive my car for me at Darlington. I ain’t worth a damn at that track.” Pearson didn’t flinch. “All you got to do is drive that thing as high on the track as you can get it,” he said. “That’s what I’m doing,” Stewart said, smiling. “You ought to have driven it when it was hard,” replied Pearson, who won there a record 10 times. “It’s easy now.” By this time, a small army of photographers had descended. After a reasonable period of “photo ops” taken while they chatted, Stewart and Pearson walked over to the Joe Gibbs Racing transporter and went inside to chat a while longer. Pearson came out with an auto-

graphed photo for his grandson, aptly named David. Say what you want about Stewart, but he is nothing if not mindful of the past and respectful of its heroes. At any given time that he isn’t embroiled in high-level discussions on just how he’s going to manage to win the next race, a visit to Stewart’s transporter will find him talking shop with a Red Farmer or a Donnie Allison. Stewart feels at home in the company of the hardscrabble men who preceded him. No one needs to remind Pearson of how great he was. He’s a proud man, but he’s not one to elaborate on his great works and deeds. Pearson grew up in a textile-mill village, and when he rose to prominence, he knew well the feeling of being looked down upon by the society folks. I wasn’t kidding when I told Stewart he was the best stock-car racer ever to strap on a helmet. That’s my opinion and it’s unlikely to change. Reprinted from “Haul A** and Turn Left: The Wit and Wisdom of NASCAR,” by Monte Dutton (2006). Reprinted with the author’s permission.

Meade County Clothes Closet celebrating our

One Year Anniversary! OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 4 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Treat your eyes right!

•Refreshments2320Available! •Door Prizes! •Great Bargains! Bypass Rd., Brandenburg, Ky.

LeClair Optical


Friday, April 3, 2009


ECONOMY SUITES MOTEL The Measure of Quality

Call today for an appointment!


230 N. Dixie Highway Muldraugh, Kentucky 40155

171 E. Lincoln Trail Radcliff, Ky 40160

PHONE 502-942-9526 FAX 502-942-9526 EXT 31

Meade County Preschool Program For the 2009-2010 School Year




April 13-17, 2009 (April 21, 2009 Make up Day) TUESDAY APRIL 14 WED. APRIL 15 THUR. APRIL 16 THURSDAY APRIL 16






9:00- 11:00

9:00- 11:00

9:00- 11:00












Registration will take approximately ½ hour.

FOUR-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM • Participating children eligible whose family income is no more than 150% of poverty level AND who will be 4 years old on or before October 1 • Developmentally approriate program for one-half school day/four days per week. • Transportation.

SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES • Child with disabilities/developmental delays. • 3 years old (as of birth date) or older. • Mainstream, center-based, home-based models for services. • Related services, such as speech, physical or occupational therapies, and special transportation. Four-year-old Program and Special Needs Services are blended together to form the Meade County Preschool classes. Program is open to all elligible 3 or 4 years olds in Meade County. Transportation is provided by Meade County Schools. Make-up day for all school locations will be April 21, 2009 at Brandenburg Primary School, 9-11 am.. and 12-2 p.m.

For additional information call: 270-422-7500.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION (Beginning Primary) For the 2009-2010 School Year April 13-17, 2009 (April 21, 2009 Make-Up)

Children must be age 5 on or before the 1st of October to be eligible for beginning primary. Please bring your child for screening and registration to the appropriate session listed below.

Make-up day for all school locations will be April 21, 2009 at Brandenburg Primary 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. Monday April 13

Brandenburg Primary (A-M) 9:00- 11:00 Lunch 12:00-2:00

Tuesday April 14

Wednesday April 15

Thursday April 16

Thursday April 16

Brandenburg Primary Flaherty Ekron Payneville (N-Z) 9:00- 11:00 9:00- 11:00 9:00- 11:00 9:00- 11:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch 12:00-2:00 12:00-2:00 12:00-2:00 12:00-2:00 Registration will take approximately ½ hour.


April 17

Battletown & Muldraugh 9:00- 11:00 Lunch 12:00-2:00

Items required for Beginning Primary

• Certified Birth Certificate (no billfold size) • Social Security Card • Up-to-date Kentucky immunization certificate • Physical examination certificate signed by a doctor • Eye Exam (Certified Optometrist) Begin collecting the items needed for Beginning Primary and bring to registration.

Screening for Vision and Hearing only will be done at registration. Meade County Public Schools: For information about registration call your local school or Meade County Board of Education, 422-7500. REGISTRATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO PLAN A PROGRAM FOR YOUR CHILD.


YOUTH Student stars sparkle in the ‘You Be the Chemist’ winner earns trip to Philly spotlight at special talent show

Friday, April 3, 2009

B4 - The News Standard

By Laura Saylor

Staff Report The News Standard Twenty-one bright young stars took center stage last Friday when they performed in Brandenburg Primary School’s “Music in Our School Month” talent show. Music Teacher Shirley Barger shifted the focus of the annual music appreciation month by having students participate in a food drive that would benefit local families in need. Ms. Hager’s second grade class came in first place with 86 cans, and Mrs. Lucas’ class won second place with 81 cans. A total of 1,079 cans were gathered by students, and were given to the Meade County Food Pantry. In addition to the food drive, nearly 70 students attended try-outs for the school’s talent show. Twenty-one students were selected to perform, who displayed a wide variety of talents such as musical solos, ballet, vocal and dance routines. “This year we wanted to do something that wasn’t competitive ... and was a way to give back to the community,” Barger said.

More than a dozen local students competed in the fifth annual “You Be the Chemist” competition, with the winner bound for a trip to the national contest in Philadelphia. “You Be the Chemist” is a science education program created through a partnership with Meade County schools and Arch Chemicals, Inc. The program aims to inspire students’ interest in science and test their knowledge about the basic safety measures and mechanics of chemistry. Last week, middle school students laid their scientific skills on the line as they answered questions about the periodic table, lab safety, gas compositions, and other chemistryrelated questions. Six of those students — Jarrod Foushee, Bailee Howard, Jasmine Lancaster, Brian Popham, Jared Prince, and


Chemist champion Jarrod Foushee, right, and runner-up Jasmine Lancaster smile with their trophies. Braden Stith — advanced to the championship round before 12-year-old Jarrod Foushee was declared the winner. Jasmine Lancaster was named the runner-up. As the champion, Foushee qualified for a trip to Philadelphia in June where he will compete in the 2009 National You Be the Chemist Challenge. He was presented a trophy and

a chemistry study guide by Barry Stewart, of Arch Chemicals, Inc. “I just enjoy chemistry,” Foushee said. “I like knowing all the different things about it, and all the weird colors and explosions you do in class.” After the competition, students were given a tour of the local Arch Chemicals facility.


TOP LEFT: Lindsey Givans demonstrates her ballet skills. LEFT: Kelsey Connor sings “Picture to Burn.” ABOVE: Abby Nelson, Lauren Laslie and Bradie Pike dance in style.

Big Bad Wolf gets 30 years with no parole Submitted by David T. Wilson Elem. School On March 24, David T. Wilson Elementary School students from Mrs. Pike’s two reading classes participated in a mock trial. The students were given the task of determining whether or not the big bad wolf was guilty of killing two of the three little pigs. During the first trial, Emma King (prosecuting attorney) attempted to prove Al Wolf was a heartless, vicious pig-eater that left no evidence, therefore, not allowing the pig family a proper burial for their loved ones. Ethan Fackler, defense attorney, asked the jury, “If you found a juicy Big Mac on the ground, wouldn’t you eat it? That’s all that Al Wolf (Jake Beavin) did.” Both attorneys put wit-

nesses in the “hot seat” and asked many questions to try and prove their case. After listening to closing statements, the jury decided that Al Wolf was innocent. During the second trial, Zach Flaherty (defense attorney) attempted to prove that Al Wolf (Preston Smiley) had allergies and that’s why he accidentally blew the pigs’ houses down. However, Garret Greenwell (prosecuting attorney) stated that the pigs weren’t just pieces of ham; they were real pigs with feelings and a family. After the jury deliberated, they decided that Al Wolf was guilty of killing the pigs. The Honorable Judge Amy English sentenced the wolf to 30 years of jail time without parole.

MONDAY Choose One: Scrambled Eggs & Cinnamon Toast Cereal & Cinn. Toast Choose One: All breakfast comes Chilled Juice with Milk Choice Fresh Fruit

TUESDAY Choose One: Waffle Sticks w/Syrup Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY Choose One: Biscuit & Gravy Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY Choose One: Breakfast Pizza Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY Choose One: Cinn. Roll & Yogurt Cup Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Fresh Garden Salad Meal w/Mozz String Cheese, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Popcorn Chicken Turkey & Cheese Sandwich w/Pickle Choose Two: Oven Baked Fries Tossed Garden Salad Fresh Apple Strawberries

Choose One: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza Choose Two: Corn Green Beans Fresh Orange Applesauce In Addition: Chocolate Chip Cookie

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Popcorn, Chicken, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Chicken Nuggets Salisbury Steak w/ Brown Gravy Choose Two: Peas Mashed Potatoes Fresh Pear Mixed Fruit In Addition: Hot Dinner Roll

Choose One: Southwest Pizza Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup w/Crackers Choose Two: Green Beans Cooked Carrots Grapes Pineapple

Fresh Garden Salad Box Meal w/Mozz String Cheese, Crackers, Fruit and Milk or Juice or Choose One: Breaded Fish on Bun Smucker’s PB & J Uncrustable Choose Two: Baked Beans Oven Baked Tater Tots Banana - Peaches In Addition: Mac & Cheese

Choose One: Biscuit & Gravy Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Sausage, Egg & Chz on English Muffin Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Fruit Muffin Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Breakfast Pizza Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Eggs, Hashbrown & Toast Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Breaded Chicken Pattie on Bun Choose Two: Broccoli w/Cheese Carrot Sticks Pears - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Pepperoni Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Peas Mixed Fruit Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/Popcorn Chicken Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Pork BBQ on Bun Choose Two: Green Beans Potato Wedges Applesauce Fresh Orange In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Queso Nachos Choose Two: Corn Carrot & Celery Sticks Oranges Pineapple Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Cheese Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheeseburger or Hamburger on Bun Choose Two: Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle Oven Baked Fries Pears - Fresh Apple Banana In Addition: Cookie

Choose One: Sausage, Egg & Cheese on English Muffin Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Southwest Pizza Choose Two: Broccoli w/Cheese Carrot Sticks Peaches Fresh Apple

Choose One: Chocolate Chip Muffin Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Breakfast Burrito Cereal and Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Biscuit & Gravy Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Breakfast Pizza Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Country Chicken w/ Gravy & Dinner Roll Choose Two: Peas - Mashed Potatoes Applesauce Fresh Orange In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/ Chicken Nuggets; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheese Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Vegetable Medley Pineapple Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Spaghetti w/Meatsauce & Dinner Roll Choose Two: Green Beans Garden Salad Pears - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Chz Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Taco Salad w/Tortilla Chips Choose Two: Lettuce, Tomato Corn Mixed Fruit Banana

Primary & Elementary


Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink

Stuart Pepper Middle

Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink

Meade County High

Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink


Garret Greenwell, Karissa Hardesty, Kristen Bewley, Zach Flaherty, and Preston Smiley played key roles in a recent mock trial at David T. Wilson Elementary School.


April 6 - April 10

Week 3

NEWS Program

Knotts Supply

Newspapers Educating and Working for Students

Tony Brown Chevrolet

Kentucky Farm Bureau

Cardinal Concrete Co. Since 1985


Friday, April 3, 2009

The News Standard - B5

Lunar Calendar Friday



6:24-8:24 p.m. 6:54-8:54 a.m.

7:17-9:17 p.m. 7:47-9:47 a.m.

8:07-10:07 p.m. 8:37-10:37 a.m.

Monday 8:54-10:54 p.m. 9:24-11:24 a.m.

Tuesday 9:40-11:40 p.m. 10-10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.



10:27 p.m.-12:27 a.m. 10:57 a.m.- 12:57 p.m.

11:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Darker shades of gray indicate the best fishing or hunting potential based on the phase of the moon. = New Moon

= Full Moon

Shoreline anglers can take advantage of bass spawning

Archers place high at state championship

Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Several decades ago, March brought out crusty, tough men who impaled several night crawlers on a large hook and dropped the bait around any stump, tree top, log or surface debris along the shoreline of a lake or pond for big bass. These anglers used a scull paddle to move their wooden boats quietly around the water, and fished stout cane poles with heavy black nylon line to haul their catch away from the cover. This fishing technique became known as jigging. Although Herrington Lake receives credit as the birthplace of jigging, anglers discovered the same technique also worked well in other lakes for enormous female largemouth bass. “They would drop the night crawlers right in front of the bass and haul them out of that cover,” said “Kentucky Afield” television Host Tim Farmer. “I was once a creel clerk on Elmer Davis Lake in Owen County and I would see some really big bass come from there at this time of year by jigging.” While most anglers nowadays have switched to artificial lures and modern baitcasting rods, the basic technique still works at this time of year because the big female largemouth bass need to eat. “They are spawning next month and feeding up to put nutrients in them they’ll need for spawning,” said Gerry Buynak, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The best way to do that is to get up in the warm shallow water and feed as much as they can. This is the final push to get ready for the spawn.” In early March, eggs make up about 5 percent of the body weight of a female largemouth bass. By mid-April, eggs account for 15 percent of body weight. “If you want to catch a wallhanger, now is the time to do it,” explained Buynak, who served as


Colin Crump placed third and Jesse McPherson placed fifth at the NASP state tourney held March 17 in Louisville.

Lawns Professionally Mowed Residential - Commercial FREE ESTIMATES Call John M. Pollock



Shore anglers have success using artificial lures and modern baitcasting rods this time of the year because big female largemouth bass are looking for food near the shore. black bass research biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife for 18 years. “Those large 6-pound or bigger female largemouth bass spawn first. They are more vulnerable to anglers than any other time of year, especially anglers fishing from the bank.” Jigging works best after rainfall colors the water. The murky water conceals anglers, allowing them to slip up on a trophy bass nosing the bank. Farmer shot a segment for “Kentucky Afield” using this technique a couple of years ago. Although our fishing ancestors used night crawlers for jigging, Farmer used a brown jig with a pumpkinseed-colored trailer. “It was a watershed lake in western Kentucky,” Farmer explained. “There was some color to the water and they were right on the bank. I jerked a big one out of some cover and she rolled on her side. She was huge, in the 8-pound class. I broke the line on that one, but we caught several between 5 and 6

Breck. park is open Submitted by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department

FRANKFORT — More than 1,000 acres of hunting ground in Breckinridge County is now open to the public. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources today announced the acquisition of 1,112 acres of property near the Ohio River, formerly owned by Kimball International Inc. The new Town Creek Tract will join the existing 5,666 acres of Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area (WMA). “I’m just tickled to death that we were able to get this property, and the sportsmen and sportswomen will be happy with it, too,” said Third District Fish and Wildlife Commission Member Tony Brown. Karen Alexy, wildlife division director for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, noted the property is located close to the Louisville area. “This acquisition is important because it provides more hunting opportunity within easy driving distance of the

No matter where you live in Kentucky, there’s a Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance agent nearby, committed to taking care of your insurance needs.

state’s biggest city,” she said. “This is part of the department’s continuing goal to provide more opportunities for hunters and anglers.” The property includes old field habitats as well as hundreds of acres of oak and hickory trees on steep to moderate slopes. The area supports populations of squirrel, turkey and deer. The new acreage also includes a large backwater embayment of the Ohio River. An overgrown boat ramp on the property will be improved for use, and plans call for construction of two parking lots. Access is available at the Town Creek Bridge at KY 144, and off Holt Road near Stephensport. Hunting seasons and regulations will be the same as the main tract of Yellowbank WMA. The area is open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, furbearer and turkey seasons. Rabbit and quail seasons will be open from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. For more information, contact Area Manager Ryan Taylor at 270-547-6856.

pounds that day.” Although anglers flock to Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake, Lake Malone, Cedar Creek Lake and Elmer Davis Lake for big bass, Dewey Lake at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park near Prestonsburg is worth a try for anglers in the eastern part of the state. Dewey Lake has an increasing number of quality bass in its waters. Anglers can catch bass there at this time of year by jigging pockets in the weeds. “I think most lakes in Kentucky would do well with this technique,” Buynak said. “One of our old creel clerks on Barkley Lake always said if you want to catch a 10-pound bass in Kentucky, fish in March.” Modern jigging anglers use medium-heavy to heavy baitcasting rods and flip jig-and-pig combinations next to stumps, logs or rocks. They work the jig up and down a few times and then cast to another piece of cover, making sure the jig enters the water as quietly as possible.

Trophy largemouth bass in shallow water along shore spook easily. When possible, cast the jig on the bank and silently pull the lure into the water when fishing from a boat or the shore. This doesn’t spook bass nearly as bad as a jigand-pig loudly smacking the water in a foot of water. Any bass close by will flee to deep water when this happens. Bank anglers walking along the bank of a lake or a farm pond may see V-shaped wakes moving quickly out into deep water. These are likely bass spooked by the vibrations coming from your feet hitting the ground. Walk parallel to the shore a good ways away from the edge of the water when bank fishing to avoid scaring away fish. Move in a straight line to the bank to cast. Get out now and probe shallow cover for the biggest bass of the year. To find waters close to home that hold largemouth bass, go to navigation.aspx?cid=769.


Greg Beavin • Jeanna Turner • John Beavin 878 Fairway Dr. Brandenburg 270-422-3979

4305 Flaherty Rd. Flaherty 270-828-4600

Lancaster Lawn & Landscaping 270.945.3314


Owner/Operator Adam Lancaster



with FREE advertising in the classifieds the whole month of April!


Do you have something you would like to sell? Call us...we’ll put it in the classifieds for FREE! GUIDELINES •Meade County residents only. •25 words or less per advertisement ($7 value). •Personal advertisement only, not intended for businesses or services. •Limited to 50 FREE advertisements per issue, limited two per person.

IT’S EASY...JUST CALL US at The News Standard 270-422-4542 or come by and see us at 1065 Old Ekron Road • Brandenburg, KY 40108


B6 - The News Standard KING CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Junk in the inbox 5 Stir-fry pan 8 Greet the villain 12 Operatic showstopper 13 Rage 14 Reverberate 15 "Yellow" band 17 Horse of a different color? 18 Scoundrel 19 Cognac, e.g. 21 Lieu 24 Brat's stocking stuffer 25 "- Fiction" 26 Make like a caught possum 30 Recede 31 10 million rupees 32 Sticky stuff 33 Jerry Garcia fan 35 Lion's pride? 36 Feeble 37 Autumnal quaff 38 Dramatist Molnar 41 Swindle 42 Satan's field 43 Winter woe 48 Snitch 49 Mess up 50 Squared away 51 War god 52 Urban scurrier 53 Information DOWN 1


Friday, April 3, 2009

Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It was author Michael Pollan who made the following sage observation: "A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule." •I bet you didn't know there's a word specifically used to refer to the space between your eyebrows. Yep: It's called the "ophryon." •It's not clear exactly why, but the United States' first first lady, Martha Washington, burned all the letters that President George Washington sent to her. And President Warren G. Harding's widow, Florence Harding, burned nearly all of his papers after his death. •If you're a runner -- and a compulsive counter -- you might already be aware of the fact that the average person's feet hit the ground approximately 800 times per mile when running.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Expert Have 43Across, maybe Capricious and reckless Untamed Feast-famine link PC requirement Boston newspaper Pic to click

10 11 16 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28

Roe provider PlayStation maker Cushion Bygone comic Martha Raced Toothpaste holder Exile isle Mantle Pulpit VIP "Zounds!" Top-notch

29 31 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 44 45 46 47

•The next time you're tempted to whip out the plastic to make a purchase, you might want to consider this little factoid: The average American spends 20 percent to 30 percent more when using a credit card than when paying with cash.

Active person "Big Brother" host Julie Resides Chopped finely Cape Greek cheese Always Anger Wagon Historic time Eggs Allow "CSI" evidence

Thought for the Day: "The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it." -- Patrick Young

(c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Horoscopes HOCUS-FOCUS

Last Week’s Solutions

By Henry Boltinoff © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on a workplace dispute with another co-worker. Listen to what she or he has to say, but withhold advice until you've heard the other side of the story. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your Twin gifts for creativity and practicality to score points in landing an opportunity that could open doors to a new career. Someone returns after a long absence. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although things are pretty hectic through much of the week, some quiet time with loved ones helps restore balance. An unexpected visitor brings welcome news about a mutual friend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Getting used to change isn't always easy for the Big Cat. But make the adjustments gradually, and soon you'll hardly remember when things were any different from how they are now. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Continue to stay the course you've chosen, and avoid distractions that could throw you off track. Some knowledgeable folks are happy to provide guidance if you need it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you earned plaudits from most co-workers for your recent stand on a workplace situation, you also raised the envy quotient among others. Tread carefully for now. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You feel more positive about that delayed project, and you're ready to pick it up on a moment's notice. However, you might need to re-motivate those who have since lost interest. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some welcome news should be coming your way. In the meantime, use that Sagittarius charm to persuade some still-reluctant colleagues that your ideas have merit. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don't wait for a misunderstanding to work itself out. Instead, ask for a chance to explain the circumstances before those bruised feelings lead to an irreversible break. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A physical problem should be checked out in order to avoid it going from just being a nuisance to something more serious. Your social life takes an unexpected but not unwelcome turn. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But you still could benefit from the wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem. BORN THIS WEEK: Your passion for doing the right thing inspires others to follow your well-trodden path toward justice.

(c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Friday, April 3, 2009


The News Standard - B7

WMMG Bargain Shopping Show

The last Thursday of every month! Starts at 1 p.m. • Restaurant gift certificates • Amusement park tickets • Mini Vacations • Jewelry • & much more! Call in and SAVE BIG... (270) 422-3961 (270) 547-4464 - (270) 877-2961

WMMG 93.5 FM Your Hometown Radio Station!

MARKETPLACE Searching the

B8 - The News Standard

Friday, April 3, 2009


Call us... The News Standard and place your ad, TODAY! Oak table dinette piece, can break down to smaller table and set 4. It is in good shape. $150, call 270-422-1515. Steel gooseneck horse trailer, can haul up to 4 horses with tack room, $1,800, call 270-668-2881. COMMERCIAL SECURITY GATE. Approx. 15 ft. w/motor. Rolls down. Never been installed. Call for more information. 270-828-2927.

REUNION: The Meade County High School Class of 1989 will hold their 20th Reunion on June 27th at the Doe Valley Swim & Tennis Club. For information, call Charlotte (Cummings) Fackler at 270-668-1800 or Shannon (Crabtree) Barley at 270-422-4073. 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. Reach over 1 million readers with one call! Contact the classified department of this newspaper or call KPS at 502-223-8821 for more information about placing a 25-word classified in 70 newspapers for only $250

2 1/2 miles N. of Corydon on 135







Ask 0% finanabout your ins cing on deductiubrance le!

24 Hour Emergency Service With No Additional Charges!



Call 270-422-2841 or 270-872-6953

Member of the Meade County Chamber of Commerce • Insured • References

Meade County Head Start is now accepting applications for our Free Federal Funded Preschool Program. The program serves children ages 3 to 4 years old with disabilities and/or meets our income guidelines. To see if you qualify, please call 270-828-3311 or come by our location at 440 St. Martins Road in Flaherty. Meade County Preschool Registration for the 2009-10 school year will be April 13-17. Make up day will be April 21. The Preschool Program is open to all eligible 3 to 4 year olds in Meade County. Transportation is provided by Meade County Schools. For additional information, call 270-422-7500. Meade County Kindergarten Registration for the 2009-10 school year will be April 13-17. Make up day will be April 21. For more information about registration, call your local school or the Meade County Board of Education at 270422-7500.

General clerical and receptionist help. Please send resume to P.O. Box 398 Brandenburg, KY 40108.

AIRLINES ARE HIRING– Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888349-5387. Attend College Online from Home! *Medical *Business *Paralegal *Computers *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 866-8582121 www.CenturaOnline. com. Collecting Unemployment? You may qualify for State Training Dollars. Job Placement Assistance. Complete Heavy Equipment Operator Training In less than 30 days. American Heavy Equipment Training 866280-5836.

Has An Opening For


Graphic Designer!

• Apply In Person or send resume to • People Skills • Organizational Skills • Professional • Phone Skills

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

• Computer Knowledge, InDesign, Photoshop, Scanners, Word, Excel, and a knowledge of e-mail.

y for sa a lt

1065 Old Ekron Rd.


Brandenburg, KY


it h e


Free English Classes – Call 270-422-5884. U.S. Citizenship and social security number not required. Meade County Adult Education Center. Ask for Dianne or Melissa for information on class dates and times.


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

Auto Rep Repair pair

The Help Wanted section has local job opportunities for you!

Why b uy when new used ado!

F I S H I N G Jones Fish & Lake Management Free Catalog, 800-662-3474, Free Gamefish Delivery, Gamefish Stocking, Pond Aeration, Fountains, Aquatic Weed Control, Canada Goose Control, Floating Docks.


Nationwide Locating Service for Parts • Foreign & Domestic Late Model Parts & Rebuilders Locally owned by David and Kathy Masterson

(270) 547-2778 • (800) 405-0963

Locally since 1998

• • • • • •

sidewalks driveways flatwork retaining walls slabs curbing

(270) 422-1879 (502) 594-6578

1752 N. Hwy 79 • Irvington, KY.

Fishing g


Autumn Ridge Apartments, Irvington. 2 BR 1BA washer/dryer and all other appliances included. Call today for our move-in special. 270-422-4502.

Bait & Tackle All your FISHING & OUTDOOR needs!


•Bakery •Homemade Items •Natural Herbs •Vitamins •A Variety of Gift Ideas

3 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, $450 a month plus utilities, lawn care is included in rental. Call 270497-4494.

Lawn Care

Lawn Care

Try a FREE service for renters and landlords! Custom searches, amenities, photos, driving directions, and more!



Eli’s Lawn Service




•Mowing •Trimming •Edging •Leaf Removal •Cleanup Services 90 Dawn Ct., Brandenburg

Bedford stone home with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms remodeled kitchen, fireplace, partially finished basement, and 1.28 acres. $144,000. 101 Donna Drive, Brandenburg. 270-828-3163.


The News Standard

Online for your convenience.

Body y Repair Rep pair






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

Knott’s Body Shop 999 Lawrence St, Brandenburg

Your home improvements done the W-right way the first time!


270-828-5206 • 502-724-3614

Heating-A/C Heating g-A//C

Heating-A/C Heating g-A//C

ABSOLUTE COMFORT Service & Sales Jeff Adkisson • Owner/Operator

422-2980 Office 547-0566 Cell Fully Insured

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

Moving g

(270) 422-3401 or (270) 945-2142

Tree Work

Located across from St. John’s Church 500 East Broadway Brandenburg Automotive & Diesel Repair

710 Weldon Road, Brandenburg

Tax Prep p

Open 9AM ‘til Electronic Filing & Fast Refunds

Must Move: Extra Clean 2002 modular home, 3 br, 2 bath with A/C and gas furnace. Upgrades include 2x6 inch walls and ceiling fans. Asking $45,000 includes appliances and more. Call 270-369-8468.

Storage Storag ge


•Commercial •Residential •Full Service Mowing (includes edging, trimming, seeding) • Leaf Removal • Fertilizers



2070 A Bypass Rd. Brandenburg, KY. 40108



Livers Bookkeeping & Tax Service


Bulk Foods & Variety

12730 N. Hwy. 259, Stephensport

Commercial & Residential

, . Fast, Friendly Service You Can Trust! Timmy Barr, Owner


2605 Brandenburg Rd. Brandenburg, KY


Auto Rep Repair pair

Garage Garag ge

Brandenburg. 2BR 2BA mobile home w/refrigerator and stove. Call 270-4224502.

Need to RENT IT, SELL IT or BUY IT... Look in The News Standard weekly... Don't miss out!

re • 42

Barr Automotive Inc

College funds a bit low?

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!

Auto Rep Repair pair

Get your adopted pets spayed or neutered! Pets adopted from the Meade County Animal Shelter can be spayed or neutered for free from PINS (Pets in Need Society). www. or call 270-422-3838.

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


HUGE PRIMITIVE AUCTION Saturday, April 4, 5pm. 727 14th Street West Huntington, WV. Antiques, Collectibles, Etc. Pictures and listings available. www. Larry Adkins #736. 304-4121247.

Call: Shewmaker Farm Equipment 812-366-3540

GOVERNMENT WILL PAY YOU $8000.00 TO BUY A NEW HOME. Don’t Miss Your Share of the Stimulus Bail Out Money! No Gimmicks, No Hype. CALL NOW FOR INFO! TOLL FREE 866-338-0416.


The Vine Grove Chamber is looking for crafters, flea mkt. and yard sale vendors for our Spring Fling on May 9th at the Optimist Park in Vine Grove. Booth spaces are $10.00. For more info contact Donna Broadway at 270-877-2422.

3 pt. hitch equipment; tillers, rotary mowers, grader boxes, grader blades, disc, plows, finish mowers. Lots of utility trailers-various sizes in stock, trailer parts in stock.


AQHA Stud Service. Bay Badger Tivio. Ky. Breeders incentive fund. www. 270422-4060.

Absolutely no cost to you! All brand new power wheelchairs, hospital beds and scooters. Immediate delivery. Call Toll Free 888998-4111 to qualify.


Horse Shoeing-Farrier Service. Accepting new clients in March. 30 years experienced. Jerry Chee 270-422-4060. Or call cell 270-668-4306.

somers edge Tree Care

•Large and Small Tree Removal •Trimming and Topping •Storm Damage •Can Remove All the Hangers from the Ice Storm

with 6 month lease

Video Surveillance Provided! Call for details

(270)422-5121 • (270)351-0717 Award Property Management

Trucking g




Lock Out Service Available

10% OFF for Seniors & Disabled • Licensed and insured

“Any distance & we’ll beat anyone’s price!”


270.828.5242 •270.312.3045

151 Shannon Lane Brandenburg, Ky 40108

(270) 422-4121


Friday, April 3, 2009

22+ acres, great for hunting or future home site, beautiful view, rural area, six miles from Brandenburg ByPass, ONLY $44,000 Call 270-668-1800.

Kentucky Land Company of Irvington Real Estate Development

We buy and sell land

LOTS FOR SALE ENGLISH ESTATES Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900 Lot 28 - 1.696 acres $19,600 Lot 42 - 1.224 acres $13,900 Lot 48 - 1.572 acres $15,290 Lot 49 - 1.296 acres $14,500 Lot 50 - 1.27 acres $14,400 Lot 51 - 1.232 acres $13,900

INDIAN OAKS SUBDIVISION Lot 10 - 3.46 acres $25,500 Lot 14 - 2.5297 acres $17,000 Lot 15 - 2.5399 acres $17,000

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


270-668-4857 1-6 ACRES in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing. 1-2 ACRES, near Doe Valley Otter Creek Park. Restricted to houses, county water, electric and blacktop road. 32 acres and 20 acres in Breckinridge County. County water. Electric available. Perfect for crop, pasture or horses. 8 ac, water-elec-woods near Webster-Breck Co. Only $24,900. ALL IN ONE! 30.8 acres in Breck county between Brandenburg and Webster. Very private, all woods, some timber, electric, beautiful home site. Only $59,900! We pay cash for farms or land. Call MW at270668-4035 or www.


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

270-547-4222 Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing Super nice house, 4 bd, 2 ba, new construction. 2,500 square feet, all the extras. Breckinridge County $145,000. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail Private country setting. 3 acres to 10 acres, Breckinridge County $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail 27 acres, open pasture and wooded. Gorgeous land in Custer $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, com, e-mail kyland@ 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, com, e-mail kyland@ 13 acres, open and wooded, private, nice area in Custer $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, com, e-mail kyland@ Nice 7 acres with mature trees and great building spot on blacktop road frontage in Hardinsburg. $500 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail 2 acre to 6 acre, county water on property. Hwy 86 Breckinridge County $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail 23 acres, open and wooded, Meade County $1,000 down. Owner financing available, No credit checks, Open 7 days a week, www., e-mail Call our friendly sales associates today! We’re open 7 days a week, and visit our website at For many more listings, call 866-865-5263!

Adopt today! 502-639-5760 Storm Damage? Free roof inspection •NEW ROOFS •OVERLAYS •REPAIRS •SEAMLESS GUTTERS

Don't forget to get your pets spayed or neutered... Call Tom at


Mix pup, happy and ready

Sweet and cuddly doggy!

Jeffersonville, IN

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

Big and loveable!

Momma cat needs a home

Mrs. Cat... needs a home

Exciting, sweet puppy

Sir cat......needs a home

Beautiful Husky

Mix pup, happy and ready

"Help me!"

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Alcohalt House, 2254 Fairgrounds Road, meets Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Call 270-422-1050. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-5470445. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. AL-ANON meets every Sunday and Tuesday, 8 p.m., Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270-497-4885. THE OPEN DOOR AL-TEEN group meets Thursday at 8 p.m. at The Alcohalt House. For more information, call 270497-4885. REPORT A CRIME, new tip line 270-422-HOPE (4673), the tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed. ALATEEN meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. for teens ages 11-19 at the Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg, Ky., 40108. Any teen whose life is or has been affected by drinking problems in a family member or friend. Call for more information, 270-547-4569 or 270497-4885.




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

BIH Trucking Company. Driver Trainees Needed! No CDLNO PROBLEM! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888780-5539. 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. Drivers- Miles & Freight: Positions available ASAP! CDL-A with tanker required. Top pay, premium benefits and MUCH MORE! Call or visit us online, 877-484-3061 www. Drivers Needed... Werner Enterprises. No experience required. Get your CDL in few short weeks. Shared tuition program. Local training. 888-503-5151 www.beatrucker. com.

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



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

OTR Drivers- Join PTL! Up to 34cpm. REQUIRED 12 months experience and CDL-A. Out 10-14 days. No felon or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262. Pickup truck & Commercial truck drivers needed. Deliver RV trailers and commercial trucks and buses to all 48 states and Canada. Log on to COUNTRY VILLAGE

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

(270) 422-2282

Furnished Apartment

Country Squire Homes

For Rent One Bedroom • Utilities Included

Toll Free

(270) 422-2282

(Mention this ad and get a FREE washer & dryer or Jacuzzi jets!)

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


The News Standard - B9

Storage Sheds

Visit us online... or subscribe today...

ONLY $26 270-422-4542

(270) 422-2282


with FREE advertising in the classifieds the whole month of April!

NO Don TICE last ’t be the bloc on you r k to new get the spape r! Subscr now tiobe

The News Stan


Do you have something you would like to sell? Call us...we’ll put it in the classifieds for FREE! GUIDELINES •Meade County residents only. •25 words or less per advertisement ($7 value). •Personal advertisement only, not intended for businesses or services. •Limited to 50 FREE advertisements per issue, limited two per person.

IT’S EASY...JUST CALL US at The News Standard 270-422-4542 or come by and see us at 1065 Old Ekron Road • Brandenburg, KY 40108


45 4 2


B10 - The News Standard



Birth Announcement

Friday, April 3, 2009


April 3: Gloria Snider

April 4: Parker Johnston, Andrew Benham, Shirley Ann Fackler and Lillian Johnson April 5: Robert Strickland, Whitney Marie Wilkins and Osha Shireman April 6: Vicki Spink, Ty Medley, Kaitlyn Mattingly, Beth Henderson and J.B. Johns April 7: Artie Haynes

April 8: Jason Henderson; Jarret Swink and Connie Annette Wilkins April 9: Shay Perna.

Brynna LeeAnn Benham

Lawrence and Rose Etta Pike 50th Anniversary

Lawrence and Rose Etta (Kullman) Pike will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2009 by attending Mass with their children at St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi Church in Payneville. They were married April 4, 1959 at St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia, officiated by Fr. Felix Johnson. Rose Etta is the daughter of Ralph and Margaret (Oelze) Kullman. Lawrence is the son of Joe and Bernadette (Ray) Pike. Their children are Colleen Ledford, Danetta Collins, Larry Pike, Dale Pike, Katrina Fitzgerald, Candy Jantzen, and Charles Pike. They have 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Marriage Licenses

Miranda Gale Prather, 32, of Brandenburg, daughter of Patricia Sue Hardesty and Robert Lee Medley, to Marvin Shaun Barley, 29, of Brandenburg, son of Joyce Ann Jantzen and Marvin Earl Barley. Courtney Lynn Brinley, 23, of Louisville, daughter of Jacqueline Ann Mueller and Franklynn Lynn Brinley, to Jeffrey Lee Hayes, 24, of Louisville, son of Pamela Sue Williams and Daniel Elvin Hayes. Pamela Sue Bischoff, 29, of Mauckport, Ind., daughter of Susan Marie Calhoun and Mark William Bischoff, to Jeffrey Talbott Wingate, 46, of Mauckport, Ind., son of Carolyn Downing and J.B. Wingate. Kate Louise Lambert, 24, of Brandenburg, daughter of Karen Marie Wissman and Carl Lee Lambert, Sr., to Ned Broussard Cross, 25, of Lexington, son of Nancy Alison Broussard and Christopher Van Cross. Jessica Marie Keys, 24, of Brandenburg, daughter of Brenda Kay Kerrick and Charles Joseph Keys, to Jonathan David Hall, 25, of Webster, son of Lillian Juanita Livers and Thomas Wayne Hall. Brittany Rose Bartsch, 21, of Brandenburg, daughter of Julie Anne Wedding and Howard Damien Bartsch, to Jon Stephen Smith, 29, of Brandenburg, son of Ann Gail Ganey and Stephen Thomas Smith. Gina Ann Frailly, 35, of Lanesville, Ind., daughter of Judith Ann Bloyd, to Timmy Jon Payton, 41, of Lanesville, Ind., son of Lorraine Rose and Stanley Payton.


with love from the grandkids


with love from your family!

Eric and Jessica (Jones) Benham proudly announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Brynna LeeAnn Benham. Brynna was born on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 8:47 p.m. at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Ind. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. This is the first grandchild of Bryan and Tamya Jones of Brandenburg, and Pam and Bill Million of Louisville, and the late Barry Benham. Great-grandparents are Peggy Chapman of Brandenburg, and Ray and Maureen Miles of Shepherdsville, Ky. Brynna also has two proud uncles, Justin Jones and Shane Benham, both of Brandenburg, and many more great aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Submit your photos to share with the community WEDDINGS • ANNIVERSARIES BIRTHDAYS • ACHIEVEMENTS


Call us at The News Standard ... 270-422-4542

2009.04.03 The News Standard  

Meade County's Meade County's Award-Winning Award-Winning Paper for the People Paper for the People See TIMELY, A5 promoting commerce in and...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you