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Kids buy, sell kids

At GnL Gifts and More, shoppers can find slick deals on second-hand items, as well as a wealth of Greenwave clothing for every member of the family.

The second annual Meade and Breckinridge counties’ FFA and 4-H goat auction was dubbed a total success, with 75 head sold to buyers around the state.

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Body pulled from river near bridge By Laura Saylor

BRANDENBURG — Meade County firefighters and deputies recovered a body from the Ohio River near the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge early Wednesday afternoon. The victim’s name is pending until identification is verified by a family member subsequent to Thursday’s autopsy performed by Meade County Deputy Coroner James Chism.

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Partiers send word: We’re ‘tea-ed off’ By Laura Saylor With tricorns on their heads and Gadsden flags in their hands, thousands of protestors flocked to tea parties held across the Commonwealth, and across the nation, on tax day. In Louisville, a crowd estimated at several thousands gathered at Jefferson Square and listened to state politicians, event organizers, and small business owners voice their angst over government bailouts, taxes, and frivolous spending. “The Tea Party is part of a national movement to protest the spending of trillions of dollars which will leave our children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren a debt they must pay,” said Lynn Ward, an organizer of the Louisville event. Some rally-goers followed suit of the

Boston Tea Party — of which the modern did before the rallies — that the tea parprotests took root — and tossed handfuls ties were bipartisan protests. of tea bags into the Ohio River. “It’s not a partisan issue. It’s not a ReMary Jo Hardesty and Pat Schutt, both publican issue, it’s not a Democratic or of Brandenburg, attended Libertarian issue. It’s an the Louisville tea party to American issue,” Schutt make their voices heard. said. “I had never been to In Elizabethtown, Ky., anything like this before,” tea partiers rallied at PubHardesty said. “It was just lic Square where local repso huge and the enthusiresentatives united the enasm of the crowd really ergetic crowd in chants of caught me off guard.” —Mary Jo Hardesty, “We’re tea-ed off.” Hardesty said she was The events were orchestea party attendee taken back by the array trated nationally by the of people who were in the entity now known as the crowd — veterans, teachers, teenagers “The Tea Party Coalition” — a grassroots and retirees. organization with a clear goal: “Repeal “How do you complain?” Schutt asked. the Pork, Cut Taxes and Spending.” “How do you complain to politicians? “It’s so easy to not do anything,” This was it.” Hardesty said. “This was our chance to Schutt stressed — as event organizers do something.”

“It’s so easy to not do anything. This was our chance to do something.”

Check scams hit Meade Co. Residents urged to be wary of money-wiring lotteries By Laura Saylor

A Battletown resident who received a fraudulent check in the mail has brought to light the craftiness of scammers fixated on stealing people’s money through fake contests and lotteries. On Saturday, Dottie Brewer received a check for $4,985.79 and a letter informing her that she won $70,000 from the “North America Sweepstakes.” The letter encouraged Brewer to deposit the check, then wire $3,900 to a specific receiver’s name and place of residence — in this instance, Melissa Murray of Peterborough,

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Purse snatcher gets five years By Laura Saylor

TOP: Meade County residents Mary Jo Hardesty and Pat Schutt attended a rally. ABOVE: A supporter shows his sign.


TOP AND ABOVE: Demonstrators were encouraged to bring signs and posters.

TOP: A young American puts his freedom of speech to use: ABOVE: Hundreds rallied at the Hardin County Courthouse.

A Radcliff woman who engaged in a rash of local purse snatchings was sentenced April 9 at the Meade County Courthouse. Debra Earle, 53, was sentenced to five years in prison for her crimes, according to the Meade County Circuit Court Office. Earle reportedly stole three purses in December Debra Earle 2008 and January 2009, one from a shopper at Kroger and two others from local funeral homes. The value of


Firefighters christen new station with open house, ceremony By Crystal Benham

On Sunday, the Meade County Fire Protection District (MCFPD) held an open house at its new headquarters located on Armory Place in Brandenburg. During his introduction speech given to a crowd of local supporters and firefighters, fire chief Larry Naser said the day was reserved for dedication and welcoming. “Today, we gather on this

Kentucky spring day … to dedicate this building and welcome you folks to our new home,” Naser said. Naser explained that 16 years ago was the first time the department recognized its need for a new station, and in January 2007, after the formation of the MCFPD, discussion ensued of a new building. In the summer 2008, construction began on Armory Place. By December, just in time for the January 2009 ice storm, the

headquarters was completed and the district managed to finalize the project $25,000 under budget. “Today we focus on this new station and its dedication … I’d like to dedicate this building to a group of very special people,” Naser said. “This group consists of past members of the Meade County and Brandenburg fire departments, the current staff and trustees of the Meade County Fire Protection District, and most


Martin Bosemer presents a plaque to Bryan Claycomb, vice president of Meade County Bank, for his support of the district’s new headquarters, as chief Larry Naser (standing) and assistant chief Mike Curl watch.


NEWS New credit requirements set as school shifts to periods

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Meade County High School 2013 graduates will be required to earn 24 out of 28 credit hours with the school’s new seven-period schedule. During the regular monthly meeting of the Meade County Board of Education held April 14, MCHS Principal Bill Adams informed the board a necessity for the school’s four-year transition phase from block scheduling to periods is an updated list of graduation requirements. “We are proposing a sliding scale to get us ultimately to the graduating class of 2013 — 24 credits required out of 28,” Adams said. Currently, 2009 graduates are required to have successfully completed 26 out of 32 credit hours — or an 81.25 percent completion rate. “We are, each year, increasing the requirements for students to graduate from Meade County High School,

achievement,” Crump said. In other board news, John Proctor, the high school athletics director, asked for approval to proceed with action on two items for this year’s Corrective Action Plan. The plan is required to be updated each year by a Gender Equity Committee that searches for areas of improvement and equality in equity and opportunity for both male and female athletes. “This year’s Corrective Action Plan does require two items,” Proctor said. “One is that we would like to attempt to schedule more girl/ boy basketball double-headers and that’s what we’re in the process of trying to pull off right now.” Proctor said completing the first requirement has been a challenge simply because other schools have to cooperate with the schedule. “The second item on there is that we would like to request from the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Athletics Association) an expla-

but I think we need to slide into the appropriate number,” Adams said. Students of next year’s graduating class will be required to earn 26 of 31 credits, or an 83.87 percent success rate. The requirements and expectations for students will gradually increase on Adams’s “sliding scale,” which he believes will be crucial to the successful transition into the period schedule. After the board approved Adams’s request to submit the updated requirements to the Kentucky School Board Association, superintendent Mitch Crump said he’s witnessed first hand the effort and research Adams and his administration have put into comprising each component of the transitional phase. “I’ve been over there several days and they’ve been huddled up in a meeting, and after school and so forth, spending a tremendous amount of time looking at a schedule that they feel like will enhance student


nation as to how officials are assigned to boys and girls basketball games,” he said. “There appears to be some discrepancy there in the quality of officials, but we’re going to get a response from them.” The board approved his request. Proctor also said the Kentuky High School Athletic Association finished its annual report of the district, and Meade County “didn’t have any serious issues concerning the opportunities and benefits that we provide for our male and female athletes.” Last month, personnel director Paul Poole presented the board with a copy of the revised district certified evaluation plan that was to be sent to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and perfected before July 1. The district received the suggested revisions from KDE and Poole presented final copies of the certified

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From page A1 importantly the future generations of firefighters that will call this station ‘home.’ All these men and women serve the community in honor, integrity, pride and courage.” Board of trustees chairman Martin Bosemer thanked a slew of supporters for their dedication and service to the MCFPD and its headquarters, including Bryan Claycomb, vice president of Meade County Bank, neighbors of the headquarters Donnie and Kathy Jones and Bill and Thelma Basham, Koetter Construction, the MCFPD board of trustees, and many more. Bosemer informed the crowd that 92 percent of the county’s firefighters are state certified, nearly 40 percent are internationally certified and many others also serve the community as paramedics and first responders. Mike Jones, a former Meade County Fire Department Captain and current deacon, blessed the building and led visitors in prayer. Jones referred to the servic-


Fire chief Larry Naser gives an introductory speech during the open house ceremony on Sunday. He said the new fire station is also a community building that will be used to serve the people of Meade County for years to come. functional to the fire district and the community we serve. The building is yours — the customers of the MCFPD.” Naser said the station “is a wonderful compliment for our district and community” and he realizes “this is but one bench mark of our long road of improvements.” The building has allotted the district to comprise future projects including, the potential renovation or replacement of station No. 2, located off Hwy. 933.

es of a firefighter as “hard, dirty work” and asked everyone to take a moment of silent prayer in honor of all firefighters. “Since our move (nearly four months ago), the station has seen ice and snow, thunderstorms, tornado warnings, has served as a community shelter during the cold, been host to a wedding, seen several birthday parties and has gone through its shake down period,” Naser said. “We are proud of our new home. Our home is designed to be

Man’s body found on Ft. Knox Victim still unidentified after one week of investigation Staff Report The News Standard A body was found on the night of April 16 in a heavily

wooded area on Fort Knox property near Saunders Springs Nature Preserve. The body — which as of Thursday morning has still not been identified — is that of a male in his late 40s or early 50s. Army authorities are investigating the incident and attempting to confirm the identity of the individual. According to Fort Knox

Public Affairs Officer Connie Shaffery, the body was found by two hikers. The entrance to Saunders Springs Nature Preserve is located between 31W and the Fort Knox gate off North Wilson Road. It is 26 acres of forested area that is open to the public year round, and contains hiking trails, fishing areas, and mountain springs.



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From page A1 the purses and their contents was estimated at more than $800. Brandenburg patrolman Stratford Young followed up several leads in the case which culminated in Earle’s arrest in late January. Earle had been charged with two misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking/purse snatching and one count of felony theft by unlawful taking/purse snatching. She faced similar charges in Hardin County.

According to Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick, an Army Corps of Engineers crew that was working on the Ohio River called Meade County dispatch, reporting they found what appeared to be a body floating in the river near the bridge. Meade County firefighters and deputies responded, and retrieved the body from the water. The body is that of a black male, estimated to be

in his mid-60s. Kerrick said if the body is identified to be the person authorities believe it is, then they have located the man that has been deemed a missing person by Louisville Metro Police since March 15, 2009. The Meade County Sheriff’s Department is handling the case as a death investigation, though Kerrick said if a homicide or foul play is detected, then Louisville Metro Police may take over jurisdiction. Kerrick said the body was believed to have been in the water for at least 10 days.

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evaluation plan with all the corrections completed. “The good part is there were no changes in terms of the content; there were only technical changes, which I also said last month that I thought would happen,” Poole said. Poole asked the board to approve the changes in order to have the copy signed by Crump and sent back to the KDE. His request was unanimously approved. The board voted to move discussion of advertising for bids for potential summer blacktopping projects at various schools to a later meeting. The board also approved: •Advertising for bids for reconstruction of the high school roof, and for suppliers for the following: copy paper, school pictures, tires, janitorial supplies, plumbing and heating, electrical, and painting maintenance. •Purchasing gasoline, diesel fuel, oil and antifreeze through Competitive Ne-

gotiations for the 2009-2010 school year. •Crump as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) applicant agent. Crump will meet with FEMA representatives to negotiate overtime compensation during January’s ice storm. •Increasing the certified and classified salary for 2009-2010 school year. “The state mandates that pretty much anymore,” Crump said. “Next month when we go over our budget we have been advised by Kentucky Association of School Administrators, and Kentucky School Board Association just kind of what the ‘09 – ‘10 school year will look like through projected revenue from the state and so forth. So my recommendation is we give the onepercent raise mandated by the state.” •Spending an additional $1,100 on painting and window construction for Ekron Elementary.

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It is the people, first and fully Reports of newspapers shutting their doors across the country are especially harrowing to those of us who dwell in the journalism realm. Historic publications are fading into footnotes every week, a truly saddening and sobering indication of the times. The Rocky Mountain News — Colorado’s oldest newspaper — closed its doors in February, and other seemingly stalwart landmarks, like The Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe, are feeling the heat as well. The topic has been pondered frequently as of late: Will newspapers survive? While we cannot predict the fate of the printing press, we, at The News Standard, can predict the following: We’re not going anywhere. The introduction of our new and improved Web site has been smooth and successful, and though we’re still working out a few kinks, we’re aiming to make it more user-friendly and open to community input than ever before. Two weeks ago marked one of our highest newsstand sales in The News Standard’s history, and this week we’re proud to introduce our newest reporter and all around go-getter, Lindsey Corley. Our prosperity is due — in its entirety — to the support of Meade County readers, businesses, and advertisers. Additionally, the standout individuals that make Meade County unlike any other pastoral portion of America are what allow our staff to relay news and craft articles. It is the people — first, foremost and fully — that give a newspaper breadth. Our staff is indebted to the community that supports it. With the county’s unflagging support at our side, we feel comforted in knowing that brighter days lie ahead, and we’ll be there to enjoy them with you when the clouds break and the first shafts of sun shine through.

A good drug problem Editor’s note: The following anecdote was submitted by a reader, and is by an anonymous author. The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine Lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question. “why didn’t we have drug problems when you and I were growing up”? I replied, I did have a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather. I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if

I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me. I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity I was drug out to pull weeds in mom’s garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dad’s field. I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood; and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed. Those drugs are still in my veins and they effect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and , if today’s children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place. God bless the parents who drugged us.

CLARIFICATION: In last week’s article titled “Debt debate skimps by on one vote,” information stated within the article as received from county treasurer Shirley Fackler should be clarified as follows: The balance still owed on the Meade County Fiscal Court loan from the Kentucky Association of Counties for Meade County Solid Waste is $170,000 in principal, and the interest balance is $15,267.89 as of March 31, 2009. This loan has changed substantially as MCSW is making payments directly to KACO for the principal, as well as fiscal court is also paying the scheduled payments for principal and interest monthly. CORRECTION: In last week’s article titled “Chief cautions that local thefts, burglaries are on the rise,” Citizens on Patrol Officer John Browne’s name was misspelled. The News Standard regrets the mistake.

New reporter back at home in the newsroom If anyone were to ask her, my mother would say that I was a difficult child to raise, simply because of my volume. I love to talk and laugh and I have a generally sunny disposition. That’s what drew me to this profession. Journalism has given me the opportunity to talk to people I never would have known and with people I desperately wanted to meet. I also get to participate in my second favorite thing in the world — telling stories. I grew up in Owensboro, Ky., graduated from Apollo High School in 2001 and went away to college at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. I studied English, with an emphasis in journalism, and history. After graduating from LWC in the summer of 2005, I married my college sweetheart, Dan, and we set out

together to start our lives. We’ve lived in Bowling Green, Ky., Owensboro, Ky., and, since June 2007, we’ve called Brandenburg home. He’s a high school math teacher in Breckinridge Co., but don’t hold that against me. As for me, right out of college, I worked for two years as an instructional assistant at Hancock County High School in Lewisport, Ky. I also got to spend a little time in front of a classroom in Hancock County Middle School, teaching technology standards to 6th, 7th and 8th graders there. Eventually, though, I moved on to follow my dream of becoming a writer. I spent nearly two years working for The Corydon Democrat right across the river in Corydon, Ind. I met some amazing people during my time there, but the Ohio

River separates more than neighbors and for Meade just Kentucky and Indiana; County to get to know me. the river is a line of cultural In addition to writing, I’ll divide. There are a be exploring my crelot of differences beative side with deIn the tween the two states signing and building Loop and I got quite an ads for the paper. It’s education on the life a new endeavor for of a Hoosier, includme and I’m looking ing their affinity for forward to trying mushroom hunting, my hand at the proeuchre and pitch-in cess. dinners (that’s a potWhen I’m not luck, for the rest of working, my time us). Needless to say, spent is with my Lindsey I’m happy to be cenhusband and EngCorley tered back in Kenlish bulldog, Chunk. tucky, in the state I’m We enjoy recreationso proud to call home. al activities like kayaking Meeting people and hav- and mountain biking, so the ing the honor of telling their loss of Otter Creek Park hit stories is why I became a us particularly hard. writer and what I enjoy most Meade County has been about this job. I’m excited to a great place to live for the talk to the people of Meade past two years and I look County, people I’ve proba- forward to serving the needs bly passed in local business- of this county and becoming es or on the road already. someone people will know I’m ready to get to know my and trust.

Temporary insanity leads to long-term damage I’m chalking up a new poll disaster, not to a return to the and responses to my recent land of plenty. columns criticizing our govYou need some time on the ernment’s response couch if you think to the current ecoBluegrass America can turn nomic slide to a case a switch and move Beacon of temporary insanback and forth from ity. capitalism to socialA Rasmussen poll ism without dire conreports only 53 persequences. cent of respondents Such thinking mimbelieve capitalism ics that of murderers works better than who get caught and socialism and 20 perclaim “temporary incent prefer socialism. sanity.” Some defend But what alarms me Jim Waters themselves by claimmost is an “unsure” ing that if they didn’t response from the other 27 commit their heinous crime, percent. things would have been even At least the socialists stand worse. out. But the naive “unsure” Think that’s crazy? No — like “undecided” voters more so than this logically who determine elections — challenged claim by Deana, could decide the outcome of who thinks we have to ‘kill’ the current struggle between capitalism to save it. capitalism and socialism. Temporary economic inFor example, take Deana, sanity, anyone? who in an e-mail gem said Even presidents get the she hopes I “understand that bug. as strange as it may sound, Former President George it’s going to take a Socialistic W. Bush told CNN that he Concept to get us out of this “abandoned free-market mess . . .” principles to save the freeGet your face out of the market system.” He did this Kool-Aid, Deana. No clear- “to make sure the economy thinking Kentuckian believes doesn’t collapse,” he said. we should take from those Anyone want to toss a who risk, save, earn and pay shoe? their taxes, and give it to those “Deana” must have joined who fail. That’s a roadmap to Bush at Yale for his economics

class. More from her e-mail: “However, . . . we must NEVER accept this concept over the long run. And during this vulnerable time, we must be constantly made aware that it (Socialism) could program us into accepting it. Capitalism must return, just not right now!” That’s like saying “we’re going to temporarily raise taxes and then return to more reasonable spending levels when government catches up.” When does government ever get “caught up?” How many taxes ever go away? Remember, by the time the people in Russia in the early 20th century and Germany in the 1930s regained their sanity, the insane ruled and the damage was done. They turned the switch, tyranny reigned, liberty was driven into the Gulag and freedom into concentration camps. Eventually, these societies recovered. But at what cost? The damage isn’t undone just because a defendant’s insanity is “temporary.” Even if socialistic economic policies were to temporarily “work” for America, the weakening of tools and policies that engineered one of history’s greatest periods of prosperity cannot be easily

undone. The devastation left behind will consist of higher prices, a devalued dollar, expanded bureaucracy and a citizenry dependent more than ever on government. In fact, we’ll be fortunate if the long-term results aren’t worse. Nobel laureate F.A. Hayek pointed to the former Soviet Union and Nazi Germany as countries that traveled “down the road to serfdom,” which, as one reviewer summarized, led “logically and inevitably” to the land of tyranny. While these two experiments in tyranny had different wrinkles, they were both cut from the same cloth. Hayek’s teacher, Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises, noted: “Communism seeks to substitute the state for private ownership, fascism seeks to incorporate or co-opt private ownership into the state apparatus through public-private partnership.” GM, anyone?

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

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needed to gain employment. Some of those tools include interface with employers to get adaptive technology and lighting adjustments, scheduling rest breaks, job sharing and mentoring — whatever is required to put a veteran to work. Servicemembers who’ve been in Afghanistan and Iraq are especially served by this project. For more information,


It doesn’t matter if you’ve been back for days or decades. If you need readjustment help to transition to civilian life (and that’s possible, even if it’s been years), help is available.

events that occurred during military service. You can get the ball rolling during business hours at 800-9054675 (East Coast times) and 866-496-8838 (West Coast times). America’s Heroes at Work is a Department of Labor program that helps veterans with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder by providing the tools


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The Vet Centers — there are 233 centers scattered across the country — provide counseling and services to any veteran who saw combat. Additionally, there is bereavement counseling after the death of a loved one (which extends to the families of service personnel who died during military service), as well as sexual-trauma counseling for


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Robert L. Brown and Glenda P. Brown to Alice Abell, lot 37 and 38 of Buckler Knobs in Meade County, deed tax $28. Nancy E. Davis to Terry Skaggs and Debora J. Skaggs, lot 22 of Coyote Forest Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $143. Margaret Diane Mayer and William Patrick McDonald to Old McDonald Homestead, LLC, 57.7 acres of land in Meade County. Regina Woods Eberhardt and Martin B. Bard, by and through Regina Woods Eberhardt, attorney in fact for Martin B. Bard, to William T. Price and Terri Price, contract for deed, property located in Meade County. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., acting by and through the Federal Housing Commissioner, to Shea M. Gossett and Christian N. Barr, 161 El Shacklett Court, Brandenburg. Charles W. Jarboe, Jr. and Mona C. Jarboe to Donald W. Barr and Jennifer Barr, lot 44 of River Cliff Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $16.50. CU Factory Built Lending, LP, to Trading Post Homes of Elizabethtown, LLC, lot 39 of The Haynes Farm in Meade County, deed tax $30. Charles D. White to Rena Singleton, lot 11 and 12 of River Cliff Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $48. Gene McGehee and Connie McGehee to Nancy E. Davis, lot nine of Coyote Forest Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $22.

Quit Claim Deeds

Tressia Elaine Austin, aka Tressia W. Austin, to Ronald Hubert Austin, aka Ronald H. Austin, lot 16 of Flaherty Heights Subdivision in Meade County. Laura Kelly White to Charles D. White, lot 11, 12, and 74 of River Cliff Subdivision in Meade County.

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4/9/09 Nancy Davis, single family dwelling, $214.50. 4/9/09 Nancy Davis, single family dwelling, $155. 4/10/09 Travis Boyd, pole barn, $27.50. 4/10/09 Ronnie Boling, roof over porch. 4/13/09 Eddie King, addition/sunroom, $82.50. 4/14/09 Charles Copeck, garage, $27.50. 4/15/09 Robert Eslinger, doublewide, $82.50.

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4/6/09 Little Angels Learning Center, 646 Bland Street, Brandenburg. 100 percent. 4/6/09 Rite-Aid, 610 River Ridge Plaza, Brandenburg. 99 percent. Retail: build-up observed on water fountain. 4/6/09 Subway, 524 River Ridge Plaza, Brandenburg. 98 percent. Food service: urinal in poor repair in men’s restroom, hand sink in front unclean. 4/7/09 Domino’s Pizza, 757 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. 94 percent. Food service: 3 comp sink not set up properly, 3 comp sink faucet leaking, hand sink fixtures by pizza prep table observed with build-up, mops improperly stored. 4/7/09 Super 8 Motel, 1900 Armory Road, Brandenburg. 98 percent. Food service: no hand towels or soap at hand sink. 4/7/09 Main Street Café, 235 Main Street, Brandenburg. 92 percent. 97 percent same-day follow-up. Food service: no hair restraints worn in food prep area, soup serving utensil stored outside the product, chicken noodle soup at wrong temperature, voluntarily destroyed. 4/8/09 Fox and the Hound Learning Center, 193 Payne Road, Ekron. 93 percent. 98 percent same-day follow-up. Food service: dented cans found, voluntarily destroyed, incorrect test strips for sanitizer, wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer. 4/8/09 Flaherty Elementary School, 2615 Flaherty Road, Ekron. Follow-up report. 96 percent. Food service: septic in failure, outer opening unprotected (back door cafeteria), corrected. 4/9/09 Meade County Senior Citizens Center, 1200 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg. 99 percent. Food service: table used in food prep area has chipped place in top surface that is not easily cleanable. 4/9/09 TLC Daycare, 131 Broadway, Brandenburg. 100 percent. 4/9/09 Temple Tot Town, 636 Broadway, Brandenburg. 100 percent. 4/9/09 Pamida, 177 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. 95 percent. 100 percent same-day follow-up. Retail: dented cans found, voluntarily destroyed. 4/15/09 Knights of Columbus,

1200 High Street, Brandenburg. 98 percent. Food service: bare wood in storage room, build-up inside of chest freezer. 4/15/09 Lynn’s Pins, 204 Olin Road, Brandenburg. 100 percent. 4/15/09 McDonald’s, 590 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. 89 percent. Food service: lids for some tea containers not closed, bare wood above baseboard by walk-in, several drip trays unclean, shelving and counters unclean, hand sink in poor repair, dumpster lid open, build-up on floors and under equipment, baseboards in poor repair in several areas, build-up on walls by hand sink, ceiling tiles in poor repair, light shields in poor repair. 4/15/09 Doe Valley-19th Hole, 540 Valley Greens Road, Brandenburg. 100 percent. 4/16/09 Milo Farm Bakery, 1270 Sand Ridge Road, Vine Grove, Ky.. 100 percent.

Brandenburg Police Department 4/6/09 at 9:15 p.m. Joann Powell of Brandenburg was driving a 1997 Chevrolet. Wanona Trent of Webster was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. Powell was traveling southbound on ByPass Road. Trent was traveling westbound on Hwy. 79. Powell did not have her vehicle under proper control and collided with Trent, causing moderate to severe damage to both vehicles. First aid was given by Meade County EMS Station 1 and injured parties were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report BPD09024 was filed by Officer Smith. 4/8/09 at 3:12 p.m. Wanda Rains of Payneville was driving a 1995 Jeep Cherokee. Brad Thomas of Brandenburg was driving a 2008 Ford Ranger. Both were westbound on Old Ekron Road. Thomas was stopped, awaiting a left turn onto Armory Place. Rains stated she did not see Thomas until it was too late. Rains struck Thomas in the rear end, causing minor damage to both units. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09025 was filed by Officer Cox. 4/9/09 at 8:01 a.m. William Sipes of Brandenburg was driving a 1989 Chevrolet S-10. Wilmer Lucas of Ekron was driving a 1997 Buick Skylark. Sipes was making an illegal left turn from Worley Lane, crossing a one-way off-ramp from ByPass Road through the divider onto Broadway in front of Lucas, who was traveling westbound on Broadway, going straight. Lucas struck Sipes in the front driver side with the front end. Moderate damage was done to Sipes’ vehicle. Severe damage was done to Lucas’ vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD09027 was filed by Officer Cox.

Meade County Sheriff Department 4/9/09 at 3:47 p.m. Lawrence Dattilo of Brandenburg was driving a 1996 International 3800. Jayne Duncan of Payneville was driving a 2004 Dodge Intrepid. Both vehicles were traveling westbound on KY144, approaching the intersection of Concordia Road. Dattilo, driving a Meade County school bus, drove past a bus stop drop off point and stopped at the intersection of KY144 and Concordia Road. Duncan stopped behind Dattilo. Dattilo backed into Duncan. Upon arrival of the officer, children were not present. Prior to leaving the scene, officer was advised that the bus was occupied with children but the officer could not verify where the children were seated. A list of the children was attached to the accident report. Very minor damage was done to the school bus. Very severe damage was done to Duncan’s vehicle. First aid was given by Meade County EMS #3 and injured parties were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0088 was filed by Officer Ponder. 4/9/09 at 5:56 p.m. Jason Sipes of Brandenburg was driving a 1994 GM. John Gossett of Webster was driving a 1996 Ford. Gossett was traveling westbound on Payneville Road when some bales of hay fell off of the trailer that Sipes was pulling in front of him. Several bales of hay struck the front of his vehicle, causing minor damage to his vehicle. No damage was done to Sipes’ vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0095 was filed by Officer Matti. 4/10/09 at 1:53 a.m. Eric Whelan of Flaherty was driving a 1999 Chevrolet, which had crashed into a storage building on the Tony Brown Chevrolet dealership parking lot. A witness observed a male subject exit the vehicle and run up Flaherty Road towards Hwy. 60. The vehicle was coming off of 1600 and failed to stop at the stop sign and proceeded straight ahead into the building. There was an open container of beer in the vehicle and the beer was still cold. There were also four unopened beers on the passenger side. After the clean up was completed and photos were taken, the officer doing the investigation proceeded to the address


of the owner to make contact. No contact was made and the officer waited approximately one hour to see if the owner would return or answer his door. No contact was made with the owner. Very severe damage was done to Whelan’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 090096 was filed by Officer Matti. 4/10/09 at 12:00 p.m. Lawrence Jutz of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2003 Chevrolet C/K 1500. Oclavia Holloway of Brandenburg was driving a 1978 Mercury Cougar. Both were traveling eastbound on KY448. Holloway was slowing to make a right turn into a private drive. Jutz did not notice Holloway turning until it was too late to stop and there was oncoming traffic. Jutz attempted to pass Holloway in the right hand ditch when Jutz hit Holloway and a mailbox. Minor to moderate damage was done to Jutz’s vehicle. Minor damage was done to Holloway’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0094 was filed by Officer McCubbin. 4/10/09 at 5:10 p.m. Amanda True of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1994 Plymouth Reliant. George Ganley of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1983 Chevrolet C10. Both were traveling eastbound on KY144. Ganley stopped at the intersection of KY1882, preparing to make a left hand turn to proceed north on KY1882. True failed to stop and struck Ganley in the rear end. Moderate to severe damage was done to True’s vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to Ganley’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 09-0090 was filed by Officer Ponder. 4/12/09 at 10:11 a.m. Michael Hall of Brandenburg was driving a 1990 Ford F-150 westbound on Rhodelia Road when the vehicle experienced a tire blow out. Hall exited the roadway and overturned. Very severe damage was done to Hall’s vehicle. Injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 09-0092 was filed by Officer Foster. 4/13/09 at 7:36 a.m. Shelley Thompson of Brandenburg was driving a 1992 Ford Taurus eastbound on Old Mill Road when a deer ran into his path, causing a collision. Severe damage was done to Thompson’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 090093 was filed by Officer Foster.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wealth of benefits found within that 99 cent bottle We all have grabbed the brown bottle of 99 cent peroxide to clean minor scrapes or bleach hair, but what a lot of people don’t know is that peroxide has a number of preventative health care and cleaning benefits which have been well documented, researched, and widelycirculated. I received an e-mail a few years ago describing the benefits of peroxide and decided to see if they truly worked. What I found was that the techniques I tried did work. I began using peroxide primarily to see if it could be used as an effective teeth whitener. First, never swallow it because it will make you sick, but I did find that 3 percent hydrogen peroxide is a very safe and effective teeth whitener. Stay away from more concentrated forms of hydrogen peroxide, which can be dangerous. Peroxide is a colorless, odorless chemical that has a metallic taste. When it reaches the mouth it will begin foaming due to the reaction of the peroxide interacting with biological enzymes. The bubbles released from the foam are pure oxygen. I am convinced that my use of peroxide as a teeth

whitener has killed germs water to kill any remainin my mouth that cause ing bacteria. This mixture strep throat as well. Prior is much safer than bleach to my experiment, as well as most I would have strep Tried and other over the two or three times counter cleaning True a year. Since I startproducts. ed using the prodPeroxide is an uct I have not had extremely effeca single incident of tive glass cleaner. It strep or any sore never leaves streaks throat at all. or smudges. Some might find Although perusing peroxide in oxide is odorless, this manner difit’s a great disinChad ficult, if not gross, fectant. Soak your O’Bryan however peroxide tooth brushes, has many other scissors, or knifes practical uses some of in a container of peroxide which are listed below. to kill bacteria. Peroxide can be applied Place two cups of perto blood stains prior to oxide in your bath water wash. Saturate the stain to help treat any fungus directly with the solution or skin infections. let soak for 20 minutes These tips and techand wash. The peroxide niques are all ones that will oxidize the blood I have tried myself. Perstain and make it disap- oxide is a wonderful solupear. tion which has multiple Use peroxide instead uses and saves money of bleach (which is much when compared to altermore toxic) to whiten natives. your clothes. Use one cup Please understand when of peroxide per load. using chemicals you need Put a cap full of peroxide to be very careful and take in a quart of water before caution. watering your plants. This Meade County native Chad mixture will provide more O’Bryan offers monthly tips oxygen than ordinary tap for useful techniques that he water, and will help your has tested first-handed and plants stay healthy. found to be tried and true. After washing your cut- His columns offer helpful adting boards, soak them in vice, but shouldn’t replace the a mixture of peroxide and direction of professionals.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Greenwave get a little greener on Earth Day Staff Report The News Standard Though Meade County High School is already the home of the Greenwave, on Wednesday, the school got a little greener. In honor of Earth Day, students, faculty and staff were given the opportunity to recycle plastic bottles, thanks to bins donated by the Meade County Recycling Center. Faculty and staff were also given redbud trees to plant. The program was sponsored by Meade County Youth Services coordinator Kara Hawkins and youth services assistant Shania Harper, along with district nurse Karen Cottrell and school nurse Kellie Conley. Conley said she hoped the Earth Day

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program would help get students involved in recycling, and their involvement would spill over to their parents and grow from there.

TOP: Eleventh-graders Codi Singleton, left, and Morgan Ackerman drop a plastic bottle into the recycling container. LEFT: Amber Cravens and Matt Smith answer questions from Kellie Conley, the school nurse. Students who answered Earth Day trivia questions won prizes. BELOW: Battletown Elementary School faculty and staff wear “Be Green” t-shirts in recognition of Earth Day on April 22.

Larry Green gave a presentation during the monthly Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon regarding local businesses becoming corporate sponsors for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). AUSA organized in 1950 in the hopes of giving servicemen and women a collective voice, since the military has no union. “They have no one on the Hill for decision-making, policy-making,” Green said. In addition to acting as a voice, Green said some of the other successes of AUSA have been military personnel access to affordable TRICARE benefits, protecting them from predatory lending and giving funding for barracks and family housing. Green said one of the biggest con-

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lative session, specifically the difficulties facing the legislature regarding Kentucky’s budget. Greer said he initially voted against a raise in the tobacco tax because he wanted to see more cuts in the budget. When it came down to making a cut in K-12 education, after significant cuts having already been made to higher education and health and human services, he voted for the “unpopular” alcohol and tobacco tax. Gibson said the tax increase was a “quick fix” to the budget issues in Kentucky and said the legislature simply did not have time to restructure the tax code. “It was the right vote for when, what and where we were,” he said. The next Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Thursday, May 15.



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tributions from AUSA has been the alignment of military and civilian pay. There are 5,300 corporate sponsors in nine regions worldwide. Green said becoming a local sponsor would benefit the Meade County subchapter of AUSA. Recently, the group sent 500 care packages to combat zones, cosponsored an orphanage in Iraq and sent 2,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to soldiers on the front lines. “A little piece of something from home,” Green said, of the cookies. Sponsorship rates start at $150 a year. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor, log on to In other Chamber news, elected officials state Rep. Jeff Greer (D-Brandenburg) and state Sen. Carroll Gibson (R-District 5) spoke briefly during the meeting about the previous legis-

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Thomas Edgar Nesselrodt Thomas Edgar Nesselrodt, 54, of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, April 13, 2009 at his home in Radcliff, Ky. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a 1973 graduate of North Hardin High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Evelyn Nesselrodt, and his niece, Angela Loraine Nesselrodt. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Brenda Nesselrodt Jr. of Rineyville, Ky.; three nephews, Steve Nesselrodt, Sean Nesselrodt and Robert Thompson; two nieces, Kimberly Nesselrodt and Stephanie Bryant; six great-nieces and nephews; and his life long friend, Steve Thompson of Radcliff, Ky. The funeral service was held Saturday, April 18, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors.

Morse E. Humston Morse E. Humston, 99, formerly of Brandenburg, passed away in Florida on Friday, April 17, 2009. He is survived by his wife Marie Humston; two sons, Michael and Kenneth Humston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22, at the Meade County General Baptist Church on New Highland Church Road with burial following in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home handled arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.bjsfunerals. com.

Ted A. Salmon Ted A. Salmon, 64, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Friday, April 17, 2009, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He was a professional dry wall installer and finisher. He was preceded in death by his father, William T. Salmon. He is survived by his mother, Elnora Salmon of Vine Grove, Ky.; one sister, Sheila Gross and her husband, Estill, of Casselberry, Fla.; and two brothers, Kent Salmon and his wife, Joyce, of Louisville and Kevin Salmon of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Wednesday, April 22, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with the Rev. K. Christian Burton officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Condolences may be expressed online at www.nebfh. com. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Elbert Ray Bittinger Elbert Ray Bittinger, 84, of Elizabethtown, Ky., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville. He was a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by three daughters, Barbara J. Hardin of Kentucky, Brenda S. Crady and husband Kenny Crady of Tennessee, Linda L. Hayes of Virginia and Carolyne Webb of Arizona; a son, David R. Bittinger of Texas; stepdaughter, Betty Brenneman of Kentucky; special friend, Louise Morris, mother of David and Carolyne; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. The committal service was held Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. The guest register may be signed at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Lois Josephine Nall Lois Josephine Nall, 86, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Nall. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Luke and Barbara Nall of Radcliff, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Aaron Nall, Ashley Nall and Kegan Nall. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove, Ky., with the Rev. K. Christian Burton officiating. Burial will be in the Vine Grove Cemetery. The guest register may be signed at

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Community Calendar Friday, April 24 HOMEMAKERS COUNCIL 10 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. 270-4224958

SPRING FESTIVAL 5 p.m. at Battletown Elementary School. Saturday, April 25 BROWN BAG DAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Meade County Clothes Closet. Bring a brown bag and fill it up for $1. 270-422-2010 KIDS FISHING DAY At Brandenburg Huntin’ & Fishin’ Store, 105 Commerce Drive, Brandenburg. The first 25 kids who come in accompanied by an adult will receive a free dozen night crawlers. 270-422-2221 SHINDIG 2 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. in Battletown. Visit with Smokey Bear, play corn hole, ring toss, memory lane, talking Andy and more. Meal is 5-6:30 p.m., no charge, just bring a covered dish or dessert. Picking and grinning at 7 p.m., bring your instrument and join in. Lots of door prizes, everyone is welcome. 270-4974413 VFW DANCE 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184 YU GI OH 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library. Light lunch served. Tournament in the morning and tag team match in the afternoon. 270422-2094 Sunday, April 26 6th ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES 9:30 a.m. 515 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. Bike show, benefit run, door prizes and food! Registration is 9-10:30 a.m. Church service begins at 10:45 a.m. Benefit ride leaves at 2 p.m. 270-422-2020 BINGO 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. Sponsored by the Payneville Volunteer Fire Department. License #1195. 270-496-4349 Monday, April 27 4-H SKILLATHON 6 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office.270-422-4958 HOMEWORK HELP 3-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday at the Meade County Public Library. No appointments necessary, just drop in with homework. 270-422-2094 M.A.R.C. BINGO 6-11 p.m. at 245 Main Street in Brandenburg. New games and prizes. Proceeds benefit MARC programs for the mentally challenged. Charitable gaming license #000241. PINS (Pets In Need) MEETING 7 p.m. at Little Dave’s Restaurant in Brandenburg, planning for the May 9th yard sale. 270422-3838 TREE PLANTING 8 a.m. at the new fire house. The Meade County Conserva-

tion District Board of Supervisors will be planting a tree at the new fire house. VFW AUCTION 7 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184

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Tuesday, April 28 FREE ENGLISH CLASSES 7 p.m. 255 Buck Grove Road. No registration required. Free nursery care available for students during class. 270-8283365 or 270-828-6320 GLOBAL KIDS 5-6:30 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library. This month will feature Mexican art, enjoying a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, making a craft to take home, and practicing simple Spanish words. 270-422-2094 STORY HOUR 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. 270-422-2094 Wednesday, April 29 COMMUNITY DINNER 5:30-7 p.m. at 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington. First Wednesday of every month. Menu changes every month. $5 donation. All are welcome. FREE DIABETES SEMINAR 6:30 p.m. at the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. Take Control of Your Diabetes. Program focuses on Type 2 diabetes. 812-7388708 LINE DANCING 7-8:30 p.m. 230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff. Beginning line dance lessons. Call for more information. 270-668-7324 VFW BINGO 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184 LECTURE AT ECTC 4-5 p.m. in room 112 of the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Building Administration Building. Dr. Camille will present a lecture on “Jean Grave and the Split in the Anarchist Movement over WWI,” which represents research Dr. Hill did in France to prepare for a Master of Arts degree in French. The public is invited to this free lecture. 270706-8530

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Men must be brought out of their shells, encouraged to talk

QUESTION: You’ve often said that boys and men are usually not natural communicators. Boy, does that describe the “men” in my life! What can I do to keep everyone talking to one another? DR. DOBSON: Every family needs at least one highly communicative person in the home, and it looks like you are the one. Many boys are inclined to bottle up whatever frustration they are carrying inside. Unless you take the initiative to pull them out, some of them may withdraw within themselves and stay there emotionally. I urge you to do whatever is required to get into your son’s world. Keep talking and exploring and teaching. Communication is the goal. Everything depends on it. In 1990 Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi army invaded the tiny, oil-rich country of Kuwait and subjected its people to terrible brutality. Their troops were poised to attack Saudi Arabia and thereby control half the world’s oil supply. U.S. President George H.W. Bush demanded repeatedly that Hussein withdraw his forces, but he stubbornly refused. Thus, on January 17 of the following year, Operation Des-

ert Storm was launched. Several hundred thousand allied troops attacked the Iraqi army from land, sea and air. What do you think was the first objective of the battle? You might expect it to have been Saddam’s tanks, or his planes or his frontline soldiers. Instead, the allies destroyed the Iraqis’ communication network. Stealth bombers smashed it with smart bombs and other weapons. In so doing, our forces interfered with the ability of the Iraqi generals to talk to each other. They had no way to coordinate their effort or direct the movements of their army. The war ended a few weeks later. What happened in Desert Storm has direct relevance for families. When the communicative link between members breaks down, they become disorganized and distant from each other. If husbands and wives stop talking to each other or if parents and children grow silent, they slip into misunderstanding and resentment. Steel-reinforced barriers are erected, and anger prevails. For many families, this is the beginning of the end. Let me urge you mothers to talk regularly to

your sons (and, of course, and lacking in confidence. to every other member of I believe the majority of the family). It is a skill that divorces can be traced to the twin reactions can be taught. Work hard at keeping the Focus on of disrespect and claustrolines of communica- the family marital phobia. tion open and clear. QUESTION: Are Explore what your there times when children and your good, loving parspouse are thinkents don’t like ing and feeling. their own kids very Target your boys, much? especially, because James DR. DOBSON: they may be conDobson Yes, just as there cealing a cauldron are times in a good of emotion. When marriage when you sense a closed spirit developing, don’t let husbands and wives don’t another day go by without like each other for a while. bringing hidden feelings What you should do in out in the open. It’s the both situations is hang first principle of healthy tough. Look for ways to make the relationship family life. better, but never give up QUESTION: Does the your commitment to one feeling of entrapment in another. That is especially marriage only happen late true during the teen years, in life, or does it some- when the person we see will be very different in a times occur earlier? DR. DOBSON: Trapped few years. Wait patiently reactions can occur among for him or her to grow up. teenagers during courtship You’ll be glad you did. Dr. Dobson is founder or any time within a marriage — from the first day and Chairman Emeritus of of the honeymoon to fifty the nonprofit organization years thereafter. They hap- Focus on the Family, Colopen any time one partner rado Springs, Colo. 80995 devalues the worth of the Questions other and feels stuck in the and answers are excerpted relationship. They form from “Complete Marriage the cornerstone of midlife and Family Home Reference crises among men, and are Guide” and “Bringing Up typical of women who feel Boys,” both published by their husbands are wimpy Tyndale House.

‘Put off the old nature, put on the new’ 2 Corinthians 4:10 says, “Always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” (NKJV) “We’re not getting older; we’re getting better“ sounds like a rationalization, an attempt to infuse hope into the reality of aging. But for the Christian, this is a glorious truth. There really is a Fountain of Youth. His name is Jesus, and from Him flows the River of Life. Through the faith in God’s Son, we who are physically wasting away are day by day being spiritually renewed. To borrow language from the Broadway musical Camelot, a person in Christ

“ages backward,” or Fountain of Youth daily and allowing God to mold “youthens.” The fact is every person us into the image of His Son. is born old. That is, Divine As you collabowe inherit the old, sinful nature passed Guidance rate with the Holy Spirit in this endown to us from deavor, remember Adam and Eve. that putting off the Through His old nature and putdeath on the cross, ting on the new Jesus allows us to to nature is an all-or“put off the old nanothing propositure,” as the Bible Dan tion. commands us. And Newton Consider the by His resurrection, contrast between He allows us to “put the two: the old nature on the new nature.” Scripture portrays this is weak, selfish, foolish, transformation, called lustful, fearful, and unforsanctification, as a grad- giving; the new nature is ual process, a work of the strong, loving, wise, pure, Holy Spirit made possible courageous, and full of grace. by God’s grace. You cannot attain the We cooperate with this work by drinking from the positive qualities while

clinging to the negative traits. You cannot be both old and new. Your heavenly Father has a marvelous vision for you. Trust Him and let go completely of your old, sinful nature, embracing the new nature He offers. You will become the wonderful, godly person He created you to be. If you just moved into the area, Grace Baptist Church invites you to worship with them this Sunday at 11 and 6 p.m. Be sure to listen to our Radio program every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

He’s on your side, whose side are you on? Somewhere in an old book I first came across this little tid-bit of a story about one of the greatest presidents this nation has known. At a time when it seems our nation may be in turmoil, I wanted to share this little gem with you. The story is told that

sometime early in the Civil War, President Lincoln was conversing with a clergyman. The minister told the president to have faith and that the Lord was on their side during the great struggle of the war. To that remark, the president thought for a moment

and replied, “I am not at all concerned about that, for I know the Lord is always on the side of the right. It is however my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord’s side.” In our struggles to make the world around us a better place, it is common to

think or believe that God is on our side. That may very well be true. It is of my estimation that we should wonder less if God is on our side and be concerned more that we are found on God’s side. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of Deuteronomy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From John 20, by what other name was the apostle Thomas known? Caleb, Naaman, Omri, Didymus 3. Which book (KJV) begins, “And the Lord spake unto Moses in the wilderness”? Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Joel 4. What did Jesus and Peter pay for with a coin found in a fish’s mouth?


Tax, Bread, Lodging, Sandals 5. From Proverbs 11, what word did Solomon use to describe soul winners? Warm, Wise, Wealthy, Wonderful 6. What prophet was saved from death by a talking donkey? Balaam, Ezekiel, Joel, Samuel ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Didymus; 3) Numbers; 4) Tax; 5) Wise; 6) Balaam

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LARGE AUCTION Sunday, April 26th – 12 Noon Dixon’s Auction House, 8621 SR 37, TELL CITY, IN Don’t miss this auction. Lots of quality merchandise!!!

TOOLS ~ GUNS ~ AMMO ~ COINS TOOLS: Dewalt Portable Planer; Milwaukee Saws All; Delta Contractor Grade Table Saw; Bosch Hammer Drill; Five Dewalt Cordless Drills; Two Senco Air Nailers SCN40R; Table Top Band Saw; Makita Electric Drill; Transit Level & Stand; Milwaukee Cordless Saw & Drill Set; Radial Arm Saw; JET 9x20 Metal Lathe; Small Table Mount Drill Press; Makita Cordless Drill; Bluegrass Hatchet; Rigid 16 gal. Shop Vac; Iron Force Gravity Feed Spray Gun; Ryobi Weedeater w/Small Tiller Attachment; Several Circular Saws; Craftsman Router & Stand; 10” Miter Saw; Several Air Nailers & Other Air Tools; Campbell Hausfeld Portable Air Compressor; Porter Cable w/Quick Drive; Dewalt Circular Saw; Stanley Board Bender; Tile Cutter; Large Squirrel Cage Blower; Coleman Powermate 1850 Generator Gas Powered Pressure Washer; Utility Pump; Box Full of Screw Strips; Hampton Bay 52” Ceiling Fan New in Box; Box of Saw Blades; Water Hose; Electric Staple Guns; Heavy Fold Out Ramps; Large Amount of Drop Cords; Several Roofing Shovels; Roofing Tools; Painting Supplies; Shovels; Picks; Large Level; Plumbing Parts; New Garage Door & Parts; Window Air Unit; Nice Large Tarp; Assortment of Saw Blades; Boxes of Screws – Nails & Etc; Wagner Power Paint Sprayer; New 5 Gal. Bucket of Concrete Sealer; Small Shop Vac; Several Chains; One Row Push Planter; Homelite 330 Chainsaw & Others; Weedeaters; Screwdriver Set New in Box; Drills; Saws; New 3” Whip Hose; Spray Paint; Nuts-Bolts & Screws; Box of STP Gas Treatment; Chain Boomers; Files; Nut & Bolt Bins; Come-along; LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HAND TOOLS (QUALITY BRAND NAMES); Lawn & Garden Tools (Rakes, Shovel, Hoes); Portable Air Tank; Hammers; Handles; Lawn Cart; Concrete Mixer; _ Sch-40 Conduit; Push Mower; Nice Hand Dolly; Large Wooden Work Table; Floor Tile & Grout; Contractor Rope; Several New Boxes of Armstrong Swiftlock Flooring; Leaf Blower; FURNITURE & COLLECTIBLES: Several Nice Kitchen Cabinets; Modern Computer Desk; Two Wooden File Cabinets; 8’ Folding Table; Small Drop Side Table; Four Bentwood Chains; Wooden Sled; Metal File Cabinet; Two Door Metal Utility Cabinet; Card Tables; Little Red Wagon; Iron Skillets; Brass Bell on Stand (Locomotive Bell?); Pocket Knives; Old DP&L Co. Heart Shaped Lock; Concrete Indian & Other Misc. Items… GUNS: (GUNS TO BE SOLD AT 12 NOON) FOUR- 870 Remington Wingmasters; THREE -870 Remington Expresses (Two-Magnum); TWORemington Model 10’s; Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight; JC Higgins Model 20; Weatherby Ninety Two; THREE- Model 37 Winchesters (Two 32”, One 30”, One w/Scope); Westerfield Model 19 30” Wards Hercules Model SD10 B 30” Made by Stevens; TWO- Stevens Model 94 C (One 28”, One 32”); Hercules (Montgomery Ward) 28” Steven Hammerless 32” Nitro M? 30” Chrome Barrel; Harrington Richards Pat. 2/27/1900 30” New England 20 Gauge 3” 25 _” New England 12 Gauge Riffled Bar 24” Browning Lever Action 22 Rifle. We may have more guns than listed, check online. Large amount of AMMUNITION! COINS: (200+ Lots of Coins) BARBERS, WALKING LIBERTY HALVES FRANKLIN HALVES, MORGAN DOLLARS (Including one 1891CC) PEACE DOLLARS, Coins Sets, 1981 UNOPENED US MINT $50 BAG UNC LINCOLN CENTS; LINCOLN CENTS. Go online for full listing.

Owner: Kraus Construction & Others Order of Auction: Guns will be sold first in one auction ring, then we will break up into two rings one for tools the other for coins Terms: Purchasers of guns will be charged a $15 transfer fee. All items must be settled for day of sale. Payments can be made by cash, check w/ proper ID, Visa or MC. Statements day of sale take precedence over all previous materials.

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GnL Gifts offers ways to help keep money in your pocket By Crystal Benham Laura Tate didn’t open a business to make money. She opened a business to help others make money. The owner of GnL Gifts and More took on the consignment business after being approached by Rocklin Heath, former owner of Rocklin’s Corner, who was recently forced to throw in the towel at her consignment business due to her health. “When Rocklin went out of business, she asked me to take over her clients,� Tate said. Tate is also the owner of Sweet Dreams Ice Cream and Sweets shop, located at 125 Old Mill Road/Hwy. 1638. She had plenty of room in the ice cream shop for the addition, and chose to scoop up the offer. Tate and her husband, Gary, had previously operated and owned an e-commerce business called GnL Gifts and More, but lack of time parted the owners from the online business, and she soon decided to pass the name on to her new conglomerate. Tate thought the consignment shop could be more carefully eyed and maintained if both of her businesses combined in the same building, so the opportunity worked out perfectly and on March 3, GnL Gifts opened its doors. “I’m already here at the store doing ice cream; we thought we’ll just take the extra space and just make it


ABOVE: Laura Tate, owner of GnL Gifts and More, properly folds a few Greenwave sweaters on display. In addition to Greenwave apparel, the store carries greeting cards, books, jewelry, handbags, small furniture, and antiques at prices affordable for any family budget. ABOVE: GnL Gifts is located inside the Sweet Dreams Ice Cream and Candy shop off Hwy. 1638. something for the community ‌ especially with the economy the way it is,â€? she said. Tate offers a contract promotion with individuals who want to sell consignment items. The profit made from all items sold is split evenly between the owner and Tate, and anything that doesn’t sell within three months is sold at a reduced price with the entire profit benefiting the local Shop with a Cop program. “I’m not doing it to make money,â€? she said. “Mostly, I’m just trying to help someone else who needs help selling their stuff. So I’m not making a huge profit.â€? But Tate doesn’t just take anything. Her motto, “quality firstâ€? has been passed down from her ice cream

store to GnL Gifts. “The things that are here on consignment look new because I won’t take anything that’s broken or torn,� she said. “The only thing I don’t (sell) is used clothing, but I do sell Greenwave apparel.� In addition to greeting cards, antiques, flower arrangements, small furniture, jewelry, handbags, books, accessories and kitchen wear, Tate boasts an entire line of Meade County Greenwave equipment including men’s and women’s shirts, pants, sweaters, jackets, ball caps, fold-out chairs, baby apparel, and much more. Tate plans to bring in a candy line selling old-fashioned nickel candies like Bazooka Bubble Gum and Tootsie Rolls, as well as a spa line,

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Sunrise Creek scented interior candles and outdoor dÊcor — yard statues, bird houses, and fountains. Tate hopes to also help members of the Meade County community during the economic decline by maintaining low prices on her items to suit any family’s budget. Steve Robbins, of WMMG 93.5 FM radio, moved from Rocklin’s Corner to GnL Gifts, as well, continuing to offer guitar lessons. Robbins is at the gift store Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact him or his wife, Stacey, at 270-547-8750 or 270547-8752. Robbins and Tate hope to build a stage outside the business this summer to allow Robbins’s students a

place to perform their perfected musical renditions for family and friends. Tate, the sole proprietor and only employee of the store, hopes to one day purchase a newer and larger building for the two businesses to call home in order to expand and offer a wider variety of services and stock. But for now, Tate simply enjoys what she does. Tate and her husband, Gary, moved to Meade County five years ago from Louisville, where they both were raised and resided for many years. After losing her baby sister and father within a threemonth span and leaving her 22-year occupation as a medical assistant, Tate and her husband decided to move away from the city.

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“The hustle and bustle (of the city) just got to be too much,â€? she said. Gary’s father, Murray, was originally from Meade County and the couple decided to buy land in the county and begin their new adventure. “When I worked in Louisville, before I moved down here, I didn’t know a soul,â€? Tate said. “I opened (Sweet Dreams and GnL Gifts) here ‌ and I get to meet different people every day. That’s been the best thing for me.â€? GnL Gifts is located off Hwy. 1638 across from Harding Door and Window Co. and is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Tate at 270-422-3510, or 270-422-2289.



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The Meade County Chamber of Commerce helped host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday in honor of Barr Automotive’s new location at 3340 ByPass Road. During the celebration, the business held a cookout, and owner Timmy Barr thanked visitors for their continued support. Barr Automotive is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Barr at 270-422-7442, or e-mail


Take a volunteer vacation By David Uffington Dollars and Sense With budget cutbacks across every segment of society, more and more public programs will be depending on volunteers to keep projects going. If sitting beach side or sleeping in a hammock isn’t for you, consider taking a volunteer vacation this summer. On a volunteer vacation, you won’t be paid for your work. In fact, you’ll be responsible for your own transportation to the site and may pay for your food and lodging while there. Lodging can vary from a sleeping bag on the ground to a shelter or a motel, and you might be cooking your own food, depending on the program. Still, a volunteer vacation can be a way to help others, and some of your expenses might be tax deductible. Charity Guide (www. has an ex-

tensive section on volunteer vacations. You can volunteer at a camp for children with special needs, conduct environmental research, track whales during migration, help to rehab rescued animals at wildlife sanctuaries, act as photojournalist in any number of worthy causes or help preserve historic trains and railroads, among dozens of choices. The American Hiking Society (www.americanhiking. org) concentrates on building and maintaining trails across the country. Put together a crew and sign up for a weeklong project. Wilderness Volunteers (www.wildernessvolunteers. org) is a nonprofit that promotes volunteer service in wild lands and public parks. Read the information carefully to gauge your fitness level before signing up. By working with Habitat for Humanity [www.habi-


t$VMUJWBUF UIFOBMUFSOBUF XJUIFBTZUPTXJUDI BUUBDINFOUT TPMETFQBSBUFMZ] you could have the opportunity to help build a home for a local family. Check Volunteer Match ( for the most up-to-the-minute volunteer needs. This is the site to check if you have time off and want to volunteer locally for a day or a week, but can’t afford to go away. You don’t necessarily need to travel overseas to find work that needs to be done. There’s plenty of need right here. You might even find work to be done in your own town or state, and not have the expense of leaving home. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to

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Second annual 4-H, FFA goat sale dubbed a success for local kids

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By Laura Saylor Goats were the name of the game on Saturday as the Breckinridge County Fairgrounds played host to a goat show and auction geared toward local 4-H and FFA youth. Through the joint efforts of the members of the Meade and Breckinridge counties’ goat producers associations, the second annual 4-H and FFA goat sale took place without a glitch, and incorporated a goat show — an event not held at last year’s inaugural auction. “Everything went really well,” said Carl Logsdon, president of the Meade County Goat Producers and an organizer of the event. “We sold 75 head ... and had consignors from as far as Paducah (Ky.) and Seymour (Ind.)” Logsdon said a total of $7,600 was sold during the auction, which began at noon. A drawing for a nanny donated by Grandkids Goat Farm raised $405, all of which will be donated locally to Relay for Life. “Most of the buyers were local ... and this is a sale that’s specifically geared

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ABOVE: Evan Flaherty, 9, checks out some goats after taking an interest in 4-H. RIGHT: Fourteen-year-old Megan Harper feels the loin muscles of a goat up for sale. to local 4-H and FFA kids,” Logsdon said. A crowd of nearly 200 funneled into the auction, including a total of 42 bidders. Prior to the auction, a goat show was held Friday evening with the champion and reserve champion both being purchased by local residents “so those goats were able to stay in Meade County,” Logsdon said. Voyle Able purchased the highest selling doe, consigned by Savannah Eschbacher, for $400.

Logsdon said smaller goats averaged roughly $2 per pound — an amount noticeably higher than last year’s auction. “With the droughts we’ve had the last two summers ... people sort of lost interest in keeping them,” Logsdon said. “They’re rarer this year so they turned out at a better price.” Fourteen-year-old Megan Harper has been showing goats since she was five years old and said goats are a popular animal for 4-H and FFA

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because they’re easier than other livestock to handle, take care of and train. Logsdon said Brian Butler, Michelle McAfee, veterinarian Scott Blair, of Midway Veterinary Clinic, and members of the goat producers associations were instrumental in making the show and auction a success. Logsdon said the auction will continue to be an annual event held in April. For more information, visit

‘Tis the season: Tips for coping with ticks

The tick is an annoying And always follow the label pest that can generate a lot of directions carefully. •Since ticks are suscepquestions and concerns durtible to dehydration, ing warm months. prune trees, clear Not only do tick bites CEA for cause itching and ir- Agriculture brush, remove litter, mow grass short and ritation, but ticks also let it thoroughly dry can carry certain disbetween the time eases. you water. Reduce Here are some overgrown shrubother tips to help you bery and trees in aravoid ticks: eas people often visit •When hiking or by frequently mowcamping, wear lighting and landscaping colored clothing and long pants tucked Andy Mills these locations. Also, make the into your socks or boots. It will be easier for you property unappealing to roto spot ticks on light clothing. dents and other animals that Ticks will find it harder to carry disease-causing bacteattach themselves to a well- ria and are hosts to ticks. covered leg. Eliminate bird feeders, •Apply an insect repellent birdbaths and salt licks; put to your shoes, cuffs, socks, a fence around the property; and pant legs. Read the clear away wood, garbage product label to make sure and leaf piles, and remove the repellent works on ticks. structures that provide wild-

life homes. •Lawns and landscapes can be treated with a insecticide for ticks. Carbaryl (Sevin) or a pyrethroid insecticide such as Bayer Advanced MultiInsect killer or Speclracide Treazicide are labeled for homeowners use. Always follow label directions when applying these insecticides. The most common ticks found in our area are the American dog tick, the lone star tick and the brown dog tick. All three will feed on humans, but the American dog and lone star ticks are the most likely human pests. The tiny pin head size ticks, sometimes found in large numbers, are in most cases, the nymph stage of the Lone Star tick. All ticks can carry diseases. The two most common diseases transmitted in Ken-

tucky are Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and tularemia. Lyme disease generally is transmitted by different ticks found in the Northeast, Upper Midwest and Pacific Coast states. If the tick attaches itself to you, remove it promptly. Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible, and pull slowly. Don’t leave any part of the tick attached. Also, don’t throw the removed tick away because you’ll want to know what kind of tick bite you have if you start feeling sick after being bitten. See you physician immediately if you have a rash, fever, or flu-like symptoms after a tick has bitten you. For more information, contact your Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.

KY receives annual tobacco settlement money Submitted by the Office of the Governor

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that Kentucky, as required under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between the major tobacco manufacturers and 52 states and territories, received its annual payment of $116.9 million in tobacco settlement money last week. “My office continues to enforce the MSA, ensuring that Kentucky receives the money it’s owed from the agreement. The MSA provides funding for many invaluable programs — from agriculture to education,” Conway said. Under the MSA, the tobacco companies agreed to make

annual payments in perpetuity to the settling states, to fund a national foundation dedicated to significantly reducing the use of tobacco products by youth and to abide by certain restrictions on promotional and lobbying activity. Kentucky’s share of the settlement will be approximately $3.45 billion over the first 25 years. The total received by Kentucky since the initial MSA payment in 1999 is more than $1.18 billion for “Phase I.” An additional $600 million was received by Kentucky tobacco growers under “Phase II,” the Tobacco Growers Trust Agreement, which was created as a result of an MSA provision to address affected tobacco-growing communities in 14 states. Those pay-

ments ended with the federal tobacco buyout legislation in 2005. Most of the MSA payment was paid by the three largest cigarette manufacturers, Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, and Lorillard. Philip Morris made its payment in full, but RJ Reynolds and Lorillard withheld or put into a disputed account about $470 million from their payments based upon their claims that they are entitled to reduced payments because of a provision in the MSA called the Non-Participating Manufacturer (“NPM”) Adjustment. The Office of Attorney General is continuing to pursue an action to obtain a judgment that Kentucky properly enforced this law and therefore should receive its full share

of the disputed amounts. This year marks the 11year anniversary of the landmark MSA. Cigarette sales nationally are down at least 25 percent since the agreement went into effect and the public health provisions of the MSA that restrict cigarette advertising and promotion have changed the way cigarettes are marketed in the United States. The number of cigarettes sold in the United States in 2008 was the lowest since 1951, even though the U.S. population has doubled. Although a portion of the payment was withheld, Participating Manufacturers still paid over $7 billion this week, bringing the total payments made under the MSA thus far $67 billion.

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Compared to last week: Slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 higher. Slaughter bulls were steady. Feeder steers were 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Feeder heifers were steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows were 12 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 02 percent: Replacement cows 07 percent and feeders 79 percent: The feeder supply included 33 percent steers 50 percent heifers and 17 percent bulls. 36 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight A-Dress H-Dress Lo-Dress Breaker 75-80 1050-1515 46.00-51.00 52.00-55.00 Boner 80-85 825-1269 44.50-48.00 49.00-53.00 33.00-35.50 Lean 85-90 700-1215 38.00-43.50 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade Weight Carcass Boning % A-Dress Hi-Dress 1 1350-2550 79-80 61.00-65.50 2 1340-2460 75-78 58.00-59.50 53.50 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 200-300 260 111.00-120.00 113.94 11 300-400 370 106.00-117.00 112.29 35 400-500 453 106.50-117.50 113.52 11 500-600 511 100.50-108.50 107.39 12 600-700 665 85.00-89.50 86.64 6 700-800 725 87.50-91.50 88.84 8 800-900 882 78.00-82.00 78.49 10 900-1000 916 78.00-82.00 81.61 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 400-500 414 96.50-98.00 97.61

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500-600 525 95.00-98.00 Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 200-300 265 101.00-103.00 300-400 369 94.00-101.50 400-500 458 89.00-99.50 500-600 536 84.00-92.50 600-700 638 82.00-85.75 700-800 776 78.50-79.00 800-900 879 73.00-77.50 Heifers Medium and Large 2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 300-400 344 87.50-90.00 400-500 479 86.00-88.00 Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 200-300 254 114.00-119.50 300-400 366 110.00-120.00 400-500 445 99.50-107.50 500-600 544 94.00-101.00 600-700 645 84.50-89.50 700-800 749 77.00-83.00 Bulls Medium and Large 2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 300-400 363 100.00-105.00 400-500 475 86.50-97.00


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The season’s in full bloom at local ‘Spring Flings’ Two local elementary schools, Ekron and Payneville, held their annual Spring Fling festivals on April 17 for students, families and friends to enjoy. During the celebrations, participants played a variety of games and activities, won prizes and explored the schools. Visitors also had the opportunity to purchase food and refreshments as they gathered together to celebrate the season of sunshine and fresh air. The next Spring Fling scheduled will be held Friday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Battletown Elementary.

TOP: Miranda Snyder, 5, with her grandmother Carol Singleton, plays a game of Ring Toss at Ekron. RIGHT: Brothers Kaden, 6, and Kase Moore, 3, display the goldfish they won after a game at Payneville Elementary School. CENTER: Siblings Colleen Manion-Kunk and Dillon Manion-Kunk get help from their mother as they take turns choosing a sucker from the Lollipop Tree at Ekron Elementary School.


TOP: Dorian Emig, 8, a second grade student at Ekron Elementary School, slides down an inflatable slide. LEFT: Dylan Barr, 4, goes fishing for his prize at Payneville Elementary School and P.E. teacher Jerry Nelson helps him hook a winner. FAR LEFT: Nine-year-old Brandon Carter, left, a fourth grade student at Payneville, and Kendall Mattingly, right, age 6, play a few holes of mini-golf.

Turkey season is here Local hunters harvest plenty of turkeys during opening weekend.

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ON DECK April 24-25 Lady Waves Freshmen Softball @ Ballard Tournament TBA April 24 Greenwave Freshmen Baseball Doubleheader North Bullitt 5 p.m. Lady Waves JV/V Softball North Bullitt 5:30 p.m. MCHS Tennis @ Campbellsville


Middle School and Varsity Track and Field @ Green Co. Invitational TBA April 25 Greenwave Varsity Baseball Nelson and Taylor counties @ Taylor County 10 a.m. and noon April 27 SPMS 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Finals @ John Hardin TBA Greenwave Freshman/JV Baseball Manual 5/7 p.m. Freshman Softball Doubleheader @ Central Hardin

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April 28 Greenwave JV/V Baseball @ Breck. Co. 5:30/7:30 p.m. Lady Waves Freshman Softball Doubleheader Breck. Co. 6:30 p.m. Lady Waves V/JV Softball Breck. Co. 6:30 p.m. MCHS Track and Field Hancock County


April 30 Greenwave V/JV Baseball John Hardin 5:30/7:30 p.m. Greenwave Freshmen Baseball Doubleheader @ Bullitt East 5 p.m. Lady Waves Freshmen Softball Doubleheader @ Ballard 5:30 p.m.

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By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week With a new team and a new outlook this season, Kasey Kahne is off to a great start with the newly combined Richard Petty Motorsports. And after the first seven races of the Sprint Cup season, Kahne raced back into the top-12 standings (10th after Texas) and after a good showing in Atlanta. “We had a good race. We got behind on that one deal early in the race there on pit road, and it took us a long time to get our lap back,” Kahne said. “We actually ran second to Kurt (Busch) one lap down for over 100 laps in the race. We finally got a (lap) back and ended up with seventh, which I think was pretty good. I think that we were more of a fourth- or fifth-place car on a long run and probably seventh early in the run. It worked out good for us. I’m real happy with where our points are right now.” Kahne says he’s benefited from Petty’s work ethic already this season. “He’s just a cool guy that’s done a ton in this sport. He’s a good guy to have on your side. From my side — and I think everybody that sees him at the shop walking around — he’s an icon. Now that he hangs out there and is part of our teams, it’s exciting and fun. It gives everybody a good attitude.” Kahne’s landed in the top five once, top 12 twice and has averaged about a 14.6 finish. Kyle Busch and Kahne have become Dodge’s top cars at this point in the season. All of the manufacturer’s cars are running with the long-awaited R6 engine. “I think that the biggest thing is that it shows the Dodge teams that, hey, these cars can go fast. I think Kurt (Busch) is showing that ... I feel like the Dodges did a real good job of making gains. We have a ways to go, but we definitely did a good job up to this point.” With Phoenix ahead — a track Kahne has not run well at with only one top-five finish and three top-10s in nine races — the driver says the good weather will add to great conditions for a good race. “To me, it’s a neat place to go (race). We haven’t run that well there,” he said. “We’ve kind of been up-and-down there it seems like ... early on (in my career) I did (in 2004). Since then, I haven’t, and I need to step it up there and figure out how to go fast there.” Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar. features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at


LEFT: David Medley serves the ball earlier in the year. ABOVE: Alexis Hobbs returns a hit during a match. Staff Report The News Standard The Meade County Tennis teams have seen their fair share of nasty weather and beautiful weather this past week. With canceled matches due to inclement weather against North Hardin and Central Hardin on Monday and Tuesday, the teams were able to play under the sun last Friday

against Taylor County. With the perfect weather came a perfect match for both the girls and boys teams who beat Taylor County. The 3-2 victory over Taylor County was the girls first team win of the season. All three singles won for the Lady Waves, while veteran No. 1 doubles team took down Taylor


Softball team gets key district win By Ben Achtabowski The Meade County Lady Waves softball team continued its undefeated streak last Thursday when it beat 11th District opponent the Hancock Lady Hornets 3-0 in 10 innings. In a dramatic game, both teams struggled against opposing pitchers, but during the top of the 10th inning the Lady Waves finally manufactured some runs. Senior catcher Taylor Smith knocked in the first run of the game, while senior first baseman Megan

Fackler’s triple added two insurance runs. “Megan Fackler came up big to score two more runs for us,” said Meade County head coach Mike Harreld. “So we had a nice lead on them heading into the (bottom of the 10th inning).” Hancock County threatened with runners on second and third in the bottom of the inning. The tying run was at the plate with one out. “We were still in good position,” Harreld said. “I went out and told them to

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Kristin Benton hits one of her two singles on Tuesday against Clarksville (Ind.).

3-on-3 basketball tourney hits Kentucky Submitted by Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet FRANKFORT — The largest 3 on 3 basketball tour in the world will kick off its Kentucky circuit of five tournaments May 1617 in Danville. The other Hoop It Up Kentucky tournaments will be played in London June 6-7; Elizabethtown, June 20-21; Louisville, June 27-28; and Maysville, July 11-12. The World Championships are scheduled for Louisville July 25-26.

The tournaments are for males and females of all ages and abilities for Kentucky teams or teams from surrounding states. As part of the TEAM Kentucky tour, participants will be offered a discounted team fee for competing in all five tournaments. Each team that participates in the entire Kentucky circuit and qualifies for the World Championships by placing first through fourth place in any one of the Team Kentucky tour

events will be granted a free entry into the World Championships. “We’re glad to be able to offer this free entry to teams that participate in all five Kentucky events with a top four finish,” said Kevin Marie Nuss, Executive Director of the Kentucky Sports Authority. “This is a great opportunity for the teams as well as the cities hosting the tournaments this year.” For more details about the tour and to register, visit

or call 888-997-PLAY. TEAM Kentucky is a collection of communities and organizations throughout Kentucky that work with the Kentucky Sports Authority to recruit and attract sporting events to the state. Each partner is a contributor to one of the fastest growing industries in the world, sports events and travel. Created in 2005, the Kentucky Sports Authority actively pursues


Meade County slips past Fort Knox, goes 1-2 in weekend tourney Freshman pitcher Bo Wilson received the win against Fort Knox last Thursday. He pitched five innings and struck out two hitters. He also added a hit during the game.


By Ben Achtabowski Senior Mikie DeRossett has been a solo offensive threat for the Meade County baseball team this season and demonstrated it once again last Thursday against the Fort Knox Golden Eagles. With the game tied, 1-1, during the bottom of the fifth, DeRossett stole two bases and scored the go-ahead run, which proved to be the winning run, 2-1. “Mikie DeRossett single handedly gets on third base and that’s the difference in the game,” Meade County head coach Todd Clanton said. “He had a great jump (to steal third base) and as a senior he stepped up and put us on his

back. He’s put us on his back way too many times this year. We have to have other (players) step it up.” In a game that should have been dominated by Meade County, the offense left 12 runners on base; including back-toback innings with bases loaded. “We have to take advantage of runners on base, because we’re not going to hit home runs every time,” Clanton said. “Some of us swing like we are (going to hit home runs). Maybe that’s an adjustment we have to make. But right now, we’re not making any adjustments.” Despite the disappointing offensive output, the Greenwave offense



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Slips From page B1 mustered seven hits, including sophomore Brenton Smith going 2-for-3 at the plate. While junior Tyler Yates had a double and scored the Greenwave’s first run in the second inning. Junior Daniel DeRossett, senior Jimmy Patterson, freshman Bo Wilson, and junior Justin Amburgey each had a hit. Senior Andrew Oliver and junior J.B. Greer each had an RBI. Wilson recorded the win in five innings of work and fanned two batters. Amburgey pitched in relief for two innings and had three strikeouts. “We got to get better,” Clanton said. “I put that on me. We’ll just get back to work tomorrow and hopefully we’ll get there by district tournament time.” Meade plays in wood bat tournament Last weekend the Meade County Greenwave baseball team participated in the Cool Springs Wooden Bat Classic in Elizabethtown, Ky. and went 1-2. On Friday, the team faced host team Elizabethtown and lost 10-2. The Greenwave walked six batters, which led to six of Elizabethtown’s runs. The game remained deadlocked at zero, until the third inning when E-

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Mikie DeRossett makes a fielding play from second base.

The Meade County track team participated at the Heart of the Bluegrass invitational at Henry Clay High School last Saturday. The girls team finished in fifth place with 53 points. Girls 4x800-Meter Relay 5 Meade County 11:09.60 1) Marley Stanfield 2) Chelsea Fochtman 3) Kim Dukes 4) Stephanie Dukes Boys 4x800-Meter Relay 11 Meade County 10:16.83 1) Tyler Breeds 2) Jordan Mattingly 3) Ben Fuson 4) Jordan King Girls 100-Meter Hurdles 3 Tiffany Brown 17.42 Girls 100-Meter Dash 28 Jessie Morgan 15.27 32 Tara Monchilovich 16.34 Boys 100-Meter Dash 25 Wyatt Bean 14.33 Girls 4x200-Meter Relay 3 Meade County 1:53.00 1) Tiffany Brown 2) Megan Medley 3) Shelby Jenkins 4) Carly Evans Boys 4x200-Meter Relay 11 Meade County 1:45.11 1) Michael Addesa 2) Kevin Nowland 3) Mason Milliner 4) Zach Thacker Girls 1600-Meter Run 9 Cynthia Smith 6:13.36 13 Christina Lancaste 6:24.24 Boys 1600-Meter Run 4 Sean Breeds 4:38.20 8 Tyler Blair 4:51.81 Girls 4x100-Meter Relay 13 Meade County 59.31 1) Jessie Morgan 2) Leanna Luney 3) Johnna Woodward 4) Tara Monchilovich Boys 4x100-Meter Relay 11 Meade County 52.86 1) Lucas Butler 2) Mason Milliner 3) Wyatt Bean 4) Berran Evans Girls 400-Meter Dash 14 Megan Medley 1:07.75 18 Natasha Kelch 1:10.69 Boys 400-Meter Dash 17 Tyler Breeds 58.63 23 Kyle Fackler 1:01.32 Girls 300-Meter Hurdles 1 Tiffany Brown 47.29 Girls 800-Meter Dash 5 Shelby Jenkins 2:31.01 18 Hayley Medley 3:00.12 Boys 800-Meter Dash 10 Joseph Humphrey 2:05.9

and junior Tyler Yates each had a hit. Wilson scored a run and stole a base. In the final game of the weekend, the Greenwave lost to Trinity, 11-2. Again, Meade County had trouble in the field, committing six errors, while giving up only eight hits. Trinity scored seven of its runs in the first two innings, while Meade County could only get two runs in the third inning. Smith had two hits, an RBI, scored a run, and had two stolen bases. Wilson also had a hit, scored a run, and stole two bases, while Oliver and Amburgey each went 1-for-3. Wilson got the loss in two innings of work, but only gave up two earned runs and had one strikeout. Junior Zach Taulbee threw for one inning, gave up an earned run and struck out one, and junior J.B. Greer pitched three innings giving up one earned run and a strikeout.

town scored four runs and three more runs in the following inning. Meade County scored its only two runs in the forth inning when junior Daniel DeRossett scored senior Mikie DeRossett on a double, then Daniel DeRossett scored after junior Andrew Oliver belted an RBI double. Oliver went 2-for3 during the game. Mikie DeRossett notched the loss in three innings of work, giving up two earned runs, and struck out four batters. Junior Justin Amburgey and Oliver pitched two innings of relief. On Saturday, Meade County split two games in the final day of the tournament. During the first game of the day, the Greenwave beat Russell County 4-3, when they jumped out to

an early 2-1 lead in the first two innings. Russell County tied the game up in the fourth inning, 2-2, but was answered right back when Meade County scored a run in back-to-back innings, making the score 4-2. Russell County threatened during the top of the seventh by scoring a run, but Bo Wilson shut them down in the save effort. Amburgey was the winning pitcher in six innings giving up one earned run and striking out four. Offensively, the team was lead by Mikie DeRossett who went 1-for-2 with a double, scored two runs, and stole two bases. Sophomore Brenton Smith had an RBI double, while Daniel DeRossett, freshman Corey Whelan

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11 Zach Bowen 2:07.7 Girls 200-Meter Dash 24 Chelsea Fochtman 31.23 28 Tara Monchilovich 34.07 Boys 200-Meter Dash 18 Michael Addesa 26.00 22 Kevin Nowland 26.46 Boys 3200-Meter Run 9 Tyler Blair 10:57.45 17 Travis Beck 12:01.24 Girls 4x400-Meter Relay 4 Meade County 4:17.87 1) Tiffany Brown 2) Shelby Jenkins 3) Carly Evans 4) Megan Medley Girls Shot Put 11 Leanna Luney 25-04.00 20 Alex Reese 21-05.00 Boys Shot Put 16 Cody Stockwell 37-02.00 21 Tommy Hamlet 33-06.00 Girls Discus Throw 5 Emily Miller 83-03 21 Leanna Luney 48-06 Boys Discus Throw 2 Cody Stockwell 131-04 10 Tommy Hamlet 105-10 Girls Long Jump 2 Carly Evans 15-06.00 21 Natasha Kelch 10-04.00 Girls Triple Jump 3 Carly Evans 34-01.00 Girls High Jump 11 Jessie Morgan 4-02.00 Boys High Jump 13 Berran Evans 5-00.00 Women - Team Rankings 1) Central 2) North Hardin 3) Rockcastle County 4) John Hardin 5) Meade County 5) Casey County 7) Henry Clay 8) Boyle County 9) Mercer County 10) North Oldham 11) Anderson County 12) West Jessamine 13) Franklin County 14) Western Hills 15) Lincoln County 16) Russell County 17) Marion County

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TOP: The varsity team received participation certificates. ABOVE: Assistant coach Todd Clanton was given a signed team picture as he departs the assistant coaching job to focus on his head coaching baseball job.

The Meade County Lady Waves basketball team had its annual banquet on Sunday at the high school. The team celebrated the successful season by giving out leading statistical awards. Scarlett Powers led the team in scoring, blocks, and rebounds, while junior Bliss Powers led the team with field goal percentage. Junior Mallory Wathen had the most steals and most assists during the season. Juniors Caroline Wilson and Alexa Adams had the best free throw percentage and 3-point percentage respectively. The team also fielded a 3.8 team GPA and 13 of the 14 players received All-State Academic Awards. The banquet was concluded with humourous awards which included the “Hack-a-Shaq,” “Body Armor,” “Energizer Bunny,” “Arnold Schwarzenegger,” “Librarian,” “The Stethoscope,” and “Elasticity” awards.

JV softball team claims tournament championship The Meade County Lady Waves JV softball team completed a 5-0 sweep in last weekend’s Hopkins County Central JV Softball Tournament. The Lady Waves beat Owensboro Catholic, 8-0, in the championship game.




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Key From page B1 just get the out at first. I don’t care what happens with the first two runs we have to keep the tying run off first.” After Harreld’s brief meeting with the infield, a grounder was hit back to senior starting pitcher Maris Harreld who instinctively looked at the runner at third. With the runner half way down the baseline she threw the ball to sophomore catcher Scarlett Powers. “(Maris) did what she normally does and checked the runner at third,” Harreld said. “But for some reason she threw it to Scarlett (Powers). Powers chased the girl back to third and you can see it in Scarlett’s eyes she wasn’t going to throw the ball, she was go-

ing to run her down.” Powers made a diving stab at the runner and tagged her out. Then senior third baseman Amanda Smith called for the ball because the runner at second was advancing to third. Powers flipped the ball to Smith for the final out of the game. “We probably should have got the out at first,” Harreld said with a smile. “We get a double play to end the game. That was an exciting way to end such an important game.” Maris Harreld pitched the entire 10 innings and had eight strikeouts, while only giving up seven hits. “Maris pitched a heck of a game and allowed only a few hits,” said Mike Harreld “She had a great game and the defense played well.” Offensively, the Lady Waves only had five hits with junior outfielder Erin Sireno having two of them,


Kayla Padgett makes a diving throw to third base on Tuesday against Clarksville (Ind.).

Volley From page B1 County in straight sets. Singles Allie Bogard (MC) def. Katlin McFee (TC), 6-1, 6-0. Lauren Barr (MC) def. Meredith Johnson (TC), 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. Essence Hammock (MC) def. Sydney Bland (TC), 6-0. Doubles Oliva Wright and Alexis Hobbs (MC) def. kelsi Richerson and Brittany Goode (TC), 6-4, 6-0. Kelsea McCoy and Kait-

lin Woodrum (TC) def. Jena McKinney and Jessie Coppage (MC) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Maddie Smith and Kassandra Richerson (TC) def. Ashley Lazaros and Mallory Brown (MC), 8-5 proset. The Meade County Greenwave tennis team beat Taylor County High school 3-2 last Friday at Doe Valley. All of Meade County’s doubles teams won their matches. Singles Weston Dicken (TC) def. Chase Garris (MC), 6-1, 6-1. Jordan Antle (TC) def. Christoph Hasse (MC), 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (10-5 tie breaker).

a single and a double. The win clinches a No.1 seed in the district tournament and an automatic bid into the regional tournament to be held later this season. Waves win knock down, drag out game On Tuesday, the Meade County Lady Waves softball team faced a feisty Clarksville (Ind.) team and won, 4-2. Meade County scored the first run in the second inning when senior Cindy Padgett broke up a double play ball to the shortstop and sophomore Chelsea Cummings scored from third. During the fourth inning, Meade County had bases loaded and looked to turn the game into a blowout, but was only able to score one run, making the score 2-1. After Clarksville tied the game back up, 2-2, in the fourth inning, neither teams could score the go-ahead run until the Lady Waves scored two runs when junior second baseman Mallory Wathen hit a triple. “We had runners in scoring position all night and we just didn’t get them in for one reason or another,” said Meade County head coach Mike Harreld. “We finally had Mallory Wathen get a big hit with two outs.” Wathen ended the night with two hits. Sophomore Kristin Benton, and seniors Megan Fackler and Cindy Padgett each had two hits apiece. Maris Harreld pitched six and 1/3 innings to record the win.

Waves play inconsistent The Meade County Lady Waves traveled to Christian County for the Lady Colonel Classic last weekend and walked away 2-2. The two losses were against Christian County and Ballard Memorial, 0-4 and 0-3 respectively. “We just looked awful,” Meade County head coach Mike Harreld said. “We missed routine grounders and pop ups and over threw bases. We were just inconsistent this weekend.” The two wins were against sixth-ranked Allen County-Scottsville and one of Tennessee’s best teams, Beech High School. Against Allen CountyScottsville, the Lady Waves won 2-1 on the bats of sophomores Kristin and Erin Benton who each had an RBI single. Senior Maris Harreld pitched the complete game and struck out six batters. In the 1-0 win over Beech High School, sophomore Kayla Padgett scored the lone run of the game when Kristin Benton bunted her in. Freshman Amanda Logsdon pitched the complete game giving up only four hits and striking out five. Beech went on to win the tournament and also beat 3rd region foe Owensboro Catholic earlier in the season. “We proved that if we play well we can play with anyone,” Mike Harreld said. “If we play well then we got a shot at it.”

Doubles Jonah Cundiff and David Medley (MC) def. Philip Lawson and Malcolm Richardson (TC), 6-0, 6-0. Quintin Franke and Matt Buckman (MC) def. Weston Dicken and Phillip Lawson (TC), 1-6, 7-6, 6-7 (Forfeited court for lack of players). Dalton Morgan and Matt Hewlett (MC) def. Mark Harris and Able Tucker (TC), 6-2, 6-2. The Meade County Lady Waves tennis team was swept by John Hardin last Thursday, 5-0. Singles

Allie Schamburg (JH) def. Allie Bogard (MC), 6-0, 6-0. Megan Edlin (JH) def. Lauren Barr (MC), 6-0, 6-0. Doubles A. Lewis and M. Burns (JH) def. Olivia Wright and Alexis Hobbs (MC), 6-4, 7-5. A. Schamburg and S. Parker (JH) def. Jena McKinney and Jessie Coppage (MC), 6-0, 6-2. K. Ragland and B. Parker (JH) def. Ashley Lazaros and Mallory Brown (MC), 8-1 (pro-set). S. Mitchel and K. Shouse (JH) def. Essence hammock and Ashley Lazaros (MC), 6-2.


SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH @ 10:00 AM EDT LOCATED IN MEADE COUNTY at the Wolf Creek community. From Brandenburg, KY take Hwy. 1692 4 miles to Hwy. 144. Turn right and go 9 miles to Hwy. 228 just past Andyville. Turn right and continue 5 miles to the auction site, ½ mile past the Wolf Creek bridge. BARR REALTY & AUCTION CO., INC. has been selected by Andy Curl, Executor of the Jo Crawford Estate to conduct the following Absolute Auction. Auctioneers Mark Barr, Stephen Barr, Jamie Barr and apprentices Dennie Armes and Bobby Carwile with offices in Hardinsburg and Brandenburg, KY. ORDER OF AUCTION: Selling at 10:00 AM EDT sharp will be the real estate followed by personal property.


Selling 22.4 acres, nearly all cropland with over 500 feet of Ohio River frontage and blacktop frontage on Hwy. 228. Improvements include a 2 bedroom frame home, tool sheds, water well, large 40 ft. x 70 ft. barn, grain bins and corn crib. The river frontage is gently sloping with a sandy beach. The property will be sold in 4 parcels ranging from 1.2 acres to 8 acres. Three parcels have nice frontage on the Ohio River. ATTENTION FARMERS: You will be allowed possession of the crop land with the signing of the purchase contract. The proposed western Meade County waterline extension plans run along Highway 228 and this property. It is located about a half mile from the Wolf Creek-Ohio River public boat ramp.


JD hay wagon, 12’ V-hull rowboat, electric hay wagon, fuel tank on stand, metal gates, 1 row 3 pth cultivator, metal and plastic barrels. Very few personal items – which will be sold following the real estate. TERMS & CONDITIONS: REAL ESTATE: A $4,000.00 deposit per parcel will be required day of auction, balance due within or upon 30 days from date of auction being May 26th, 2009 by 4:00 p.m. EDT. Deposits to be in the form of cash, cashiers check or personal check with up to date bank letter guaranteeing funds. All bidders must register prior to the auction to receive a bidding number and must have a picture ID or drivers’ license. POSSESSION ON REAL ESTATE: Home – landlord possession date of deed. Cropland – The buyer will be allowed to plant crops with the signing of the contract, no other possession of the land or buildings until date of deed transfer. TAXES: Paid by buyers for 2009. PERSONAL PROPERTY: Cash or good check day of auction with removal day of auction. BUYERS’ PREMIUM: A 10% buyers’ premium will be added to all winning bids to determine the final selling price. IMPORTANT NOTICE: All property sold “as is where is” condition with no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. Although information has been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable, neither the seller nor the auctioneer makes any warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information herein contained. It is for this reason that buyers should avail themselves of the opportunity to make an inspection prior to the auction. All announcements from the auction block take precedence over any printed material or any oral statements made. Not responsible for accidents.

THE JO CRAWFORD ESTATE, OWNER “Selling Everything Under The Sun”


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•It was Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard, chancellor of West Germany in the 1960s, who made the following sage observation: "A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece." •If you've ever lived with another person, whether a sibling, a spouse or a roommate, it's almost certain that no matter how good the relationship, there was friction over sharing the bathroom. A few years ago those who study such things decided to conduct a survey to determine what the most annoying bathroom-related habits are. The results: The habit that annoys people more than any other is failing to replace the roll of toilet paper when it runs out. Leaving blobs of toothpaste in the sink was a close second. •There was once a law in Hawaii that required anyone not owning a boat to pay a fine. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might need to do a bit more investigating before making a career move. You do best when you come armed with the facts. A personal matter still needs tending to. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creativity plus your good business sense once more combine to give you an important advantage in a difficult workplace situation. An ally proves his or her loyalty. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Avoid rushing into something just because it offers a break from your usual routine. Take things a step at a time to be sure you're moving in the right direction. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Bouncing back from a disappointing incident isn't easy, but you should find a welcome turn of events emerging. Spend the weekend with someone special. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An incomplete project needs your attention before someone else takes it over and uses it to his or her advantage. There'll be lots of time for fun and games once you get it done. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Doubts involving a potential career change need to be resolved quickly so they don't get in the way when you feel you're finally ready to make the big move. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Looking to blame someone for a workplace problem could backfire if it turns out you've got the wrong "culprit." Best to get more facts before acting on your assumptions. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Patience might still be called for until you're sure you finally have the full story that eluded you up till now. A trusted associate could offer valuable guidance. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Look into your recent behavior to see if you could have caused the coolness you might now be sensing from a loved one. If so, apologize and set things straight. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Easing up on your social activities allows you to focus more of your energies on a long-neglected personal matter. You can get back into party mode by the weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A dispute with a colleague can be resolved peacefully once you both agree to be more flexible about the positions you've taken and allow for more open-minded discussions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Volunteering to take on added responsibilities could be a risky way to impress the powers-that-be. Do it only if you're sure you won't be swept away by the extra workload. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of self-awareness allows you to make bold moves with confidence.

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Bee Hive Assisted Living Home is hiring a professional care manager, responsible for overseeing staff and all aspects of care giving. Must be mature, experienced, compassionate, willing to perform all aspects of care giving in order to ensure that the care giving for our residents runs smoothly. Good salary plus bonuses. Call Tom at (502) 345-1469.

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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.

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Doe Valley is in need of an additional first cook. Experience in family style restaurant and cooking. Experience working large events is a plus. Applications are available at the Doe Valley main office.


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Repo Repo Repo. 28x60 4 br, 2 bath. Approx 1450 sq.ft. on wooded 3.75 acres. $89,900. 270-8288834. Land For Sale. Red Hawk Subdivision. Approx 1 acre lots. City water. Starting at $17,900. 270-828-8834. Repo Repo Repo. 28x70 4 br, 2 bath. 1768 sq.ft. on 2.3 acres. 270-828-8834 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.

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2.5 acres, Zoned B-2. Split into 2 lots. Perks for 2 home sites. Flaherty area. $31,000. 270-945-3314. 5 acres – set up for mobile home. water, septic, and electric. 1980 - 14x70 - 2 bdrm - 1 bath w/ fireplace and extra room add-on. $20,000 for both or will sell separate. Cedar Flat Road, Battletown. 270-497-4588 or 270-316-5734. 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. 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. 270828-3163. www.infotube. net/207653. FOR SALE BY OWNER -3.92 +/- acres, with road frontage on US127. 1/4 mile from Owenton. $45,000. Call 502-316-3453. 1-6 ACRES in Meade County near Fort Knox. Ok for single or doublewides homes. County water and electric available, owner financing.

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

Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. has submitted a Proposal for Funding to the Cabinet for Families and Children for Community Services Block Grant Funds for State Fiscal Year 2010. A Copy of this Proposal for Funding for CSBG is available for view in each County Community Action Office during normal business hours. Meade County 496 East Broadway, Brandenburg, KY 40108 Breckinridge County 108 S. Third Street, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 Hardin County 1111 North Dixie Highway (in the cove by Peddler’s Mall) Suite 5, Box 11, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Grayson County 125 E. Market Street, Suite 30 B Leitchfield, KY 42754

8 ac, water-elec-woods near Webster-Breck Co. Only $24,900. 30.8 acres in Breck county between Brandenburg and Irvington. Very private, all woods, some timber, electric, beautiful home site. Only $59,900. We pay cash for farms or land. Call MW at 668-4035 or www. Bumps and Bruises should be your only concern…

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Public Notice The Meade County Fire Protection District seeks interested persons to serve as a non-firefighter property owner Trustee with the District. This is a four year term that will begin July 1, 2009. Persons interested in seeking this elected position shall: 1. Be at least 18 years of age by June 27, 2009 2. Shall own real or personal property subject to the Meade County Fire Protection District Tax assessment. 3. Shall reside in the Meade County Fire Protection District service area. 4. Shall NOT be an active firefighter with the Meade County Fire Protection District. Person who meet these requirements and who would like to have there name placed on the ballot should notify the Meade County Fire Protection District in writing before 5 p.m., May 21, 2009. Letters shall contain the candidates name, home address, birth date, and telephone number. Letters may be delivered to the Meade County Fire Protection District station one, located at 1800 Armory Place, Brandenburg, Monday-Friday during normal business hours. Letters mailed to the Fire Protection District should be addressed to:

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Science fair studies ‘wonders of water’

Friday, April 24, 2009

Payneville students rewarded for test scores

Ms. Nancy Bell’s second and third grade classes at Battletown Elementary School presented science experiments for the entire school during a science fair last week titled “The Wonders of Water.” Every experiment explored a property or function of water. Students learned to follow the steps for the inquiry method of scientific investigation — question, hypothesis, experiment, observation and conclusion.

LEFT: Dawson Gagel shows Ms. Nancy Bell his experiment about the density of water compared to oil. ABOVE: Jayden Rowan explains his experiment which demonstrated how electricity could flow through water and make a circuit.


MCHS Honor Roll • A’s and B’s • 4th six weeks Bates, Austin T; Beck, Christopher D; Benham , Tanner L; Boone, Katie J; Brown, James R; Brown, Kari N; Brown, Mallory K; Bruce, Tiffany D; Bruner, Ryan A; Burks, Alexandria B; Butler, Andrew S; Butler, Joy M; Campbell, Joshua F; Carnell, Justin S; Chun, Kalanilia L; Clark, Rebecca M; Clifford, Joshua A; Clutts, Laurel R; Collins, Ashley N; Compton, Stephen B; Cordery, Chelsea L; Cundiff, Gesta M; Ditto, Dionna S; Dowell, Wesley E; Durbin, Cody P; English, Kelsey J; English, Renee A; Gempler, Emily R; Givans, Jon T; Grosskopf, Haley A; Gunter, Helena J; Hardesty, Joseph B; Harmon, Rebecca T; Hayes, Jena K; Haynes, Megan L; Hollis, Sarah R; Hoskins, Cody T; Kaiser, Daniel C; Knott, Wesley K; Ledford, Garrett L; Logsdon, Amanda A; Luney, Leanna T; Manion, Ryan M; Mattingly, Jordan L; McKenzie, Schuyler Z; Medley, Hayley R; Miller, Micaela G; Miller JR, John T; Milliner, Mason D; Mills, Makenzie L; Moore, Lydia J; Morsey, Amanda J; Mucker, Mashiara C; Nadeau, Tessa R; Nelson, Rachel N; Nevitt, Kurtis A; Osborne, Cadederia J; Perdue, Courtney N; Phillips, Mckayla A; Poe , Edward A; Presley, Megan L; Rednour, Andrew N; Reichmuth, Lacey R; Reynolds, Corah M; Rister, Michael S; Saunders, Jessica B; Schwartz, Cheaney M; Sermon, Monika B; Sireno, Ashlee M; Smith, Brady G; Smith, Katie A; Spencer, Brittany N; Spink, Emily A; Stankiewicz, Sarah E; Stanley, Tyler A; Thacker, Mia L; Vanas, Dylan J; Voyles, Robert A; Williams, Jeffery L; Adams, Jesse L; Addison, Jordan L; Barr, Lauren D; Begley, Saul J; Benton, Erin E; Benton, Kristin N; Bishop, Joseph D; Blair, Tyler G; Blehar, Jace M; Brown, Tabitha E; Burchett, Lindsey S; Campbell, Trevor M; Caporale, Michael J; Caudill, Courtney N; Clark, Kurtis T; Cote, Kevin E; Cummings, Chelsea L; Dennis, Jessica L; Dowell, Katie A; Dowell, Sara C; Downs, Lance R; Duke, Deanna N; Dupont, Kaitlin R; Emert, Lindsey M; Fackler, Matthew D; Fairman, Kimberly D; Gould, Justin E; Greenwell, Raymie L; Hardesty, Christopher O; Hardesty, Jeremy P; Hardin, Lindsay M; Haynes, Andrew D; Henrickson, Tyler J; Higgins;, Christopher M; Hobbs, Cadie L; Hobbs, Paige S; Hogan, Ryan L; Janes, Bethany A; Johnson, Todd A; Kelley, Dakota R; Kessinger, Amber N; Lasley, Kaitlyn A; Latta, Christine D; Longoria, Curtis J; Madi-

son, Ethan K; Matthews, Evan L; Mattingly, Casey E; McCombs, Emily K; McCrary, Sharon L; McCubbins, James R; Michaels, Kathleen N; Moody, Chelsea R; Padgett, Brian A; Pontillas, Loraine N; Powers, Scarlett R; Rankin, Samantha; Richardson, Lydia P; Robbins, Blake A; Salomon, Brittany B; Satterley, Nicole L; Scott, Brandon G; Scott, Shawn B; Settles, Aaron J; Shacklette, Alice A; Singleton, Ethan H; Slinger, Samantha M; Smith, Courtney C; Smith, Ryan K; Smith, Zachary L; Snyder, Ethan J; Stanle , Shawntrice C; Stauble, Mary C; Stepkaeva, Yana K; Stewart, Kalyn J; Stinnett, Ryan S; Thomas, Rebecca F; Thompson, Angela R; Thompson, Robert R; Trice, Virginia E; Waters, Christian K; Whelan, Sarah K; Whelan, Stephanie L; Williams, James R; Willis III, Leroy; Wilson, Britney L; Wilson II, William W; Abell, Teresasue L; Ackerman, Cameron C; Ackerman, Morgan E; Allen, Nicholas C; Argabright, Travis W; Arwood, Melissa J; Beck, Travis J; Bejosano, Austin M; Bogard, Allison J; Breeds, Sean D; Brown, Christopher S; Brown, Isaiah A; Brown, Zachary M; Burnett, Justin A; Buttram, Anthony G; Campbell, William G; Carnell, Mark E; Carter, Ashley N; Clark, Joseph C; Clark, Kayla D; Clark, Melissa C; Collingwood, Joseph R; Compton, Jordan L; Copeck, Johnathon R; Cornelius, Christopher J; Cundiff, Alexis T; Dages, Deanna N; Dailey, Issac H; Dawson, Kendra S; Devine, Victoria M; Dougherty, Alexander L; Eden, Kelli A; Elmore, Mirage A; Fackler, Adam J; Fisher, Elizabeth J; Fochtman, Chelsea E; Funk JR, Ricky R; Gittings, Chelsea M; Goodhart, Alec G; Gotsch, Kelan L; Graham, Kevin D; Greer, Jay B; Hager, Cody L; Hamlin, Luke T; Hardcastle, Travis M; Hardesty, Amy S; Harmon , Jo A; Hart, Amanda C; Helton, Alexa L; Higgins JR, Thomas D; Hiser, Krysten A; Hobbs, Alexis R; Hoebee, Lauren N; Holis, Elizabeth M; Hood, Tiffany A; Hooper, Bethany K; Hopper, Revie H; Hubbard, Robert A; Jarboe, Amanda C; Johnson, Rayanne L; Jupin, Calvin R; Kaelin, William C; Kelch, Natasha S; Kelley, Holly N; Kelly, Joshua S; Kenealy, John B; Lancaster, Christina M; Lembach, Nicholas R; Leonard, Jake A; Leonhart, Kara M; Mason JR, Nelson E; Mattingly, Anna S; Mattingly, Jeremy V; Mattingly, Marissa L; Mattingly, McCauley T; McCleavy, William S; McCoy, Kelcie D; McDonald, Tabitha G; McGee, Heather A; McIntosh, Ashley E; McLeod, Taylor K; McMurry, Emily R;

Medley, Charles V; Medley, Emily D; Meyers, Sean P; Miller, Christopher D; Monchilovich, Tara L; Morgan, Jessica L; Perez, Sasha I; Pike, Sherry A; Poindexter III, Vettlee W; Powell, Amy M; Powers, Bliss D; Raley, Logan T; Ray, Andrea M; Reichmuth, Jordan L; Ridd, Sarah D; Robinson, Craig A; Rogers, Elizabeth M; Rose III, Roger A; Rule, Justin L; Satram, Charles L; Satram, Isaiah M; Shelman, Nathaniel R; Shelton, Kasey L; Singleton, Codi L; Slyfield, Brittney R; Smith, Jessica N; Smith, Katie M; Smith, Michael A; Stone, Robert S; Stull, Chelsea R; Sutterley, Rachel M; Swinehart, Megan L; Trembley, Shane A; Vallejo, Lynett S;

The Medallion Ceremony is an annual tradition held for Payneville students and staff that honors students’ success by giving those who scored a “proficient” or “distinguished” on state testing during the previous year medallions and “best effort” certificates. The school’s testing theme for this year is “finish strong.” Students watched a video about a young man who was born with no limbs and how he stayed determined to finish strong. During the ceremony, students and teachers talked about always giving your best and never making excuses.

ABOVE: Hunter Bennett, left, and Jordan Brown listen intently during the Medallion Ceremony held Friday morning. RIGHT: Dozens of Payneville students took part in the annual ceremony.


Walters, Danielle L; Waters, Mandy Y; Wathen, Mallory A; Westfall, Jonathan B; White, Justin M; Willett, Savannah L; Willett, Zachary C; Wilson, Melody C; Yates, Joseph T; Abell, Lavanna R; Adams, Robert J; Addesa, Michael A; Ashbaugh, Kristina M; Benham, Emily D; Bottoms, Courtney B; Brangers, Adina M; Brown , James F; Brown, Loni M; Clark III, Russell; Crutcher , Joseph Z; Cruz, Candice R; Cundiff, Stephen J; Damron, Brianne N; Edelen, Andrew J; Eiden, Christian E; Ellis, Alexandria F; Fackler, Christopher R; Fackler, Megan L; Field, Justin L; Finley, Molly D; Fout , Eric A; Fowler, Nicholas W; Furnival,

Alexander W; Gainer III, Frank H; Gonsalves, Maia A; Gordon, Sarah N; Grow, Aelisa F; Hal , Adam J; Hardin, Leeanne C; Hinton III, William H; Hobbs, Valerie A; Ives, Johnathon M; Jones, Kellen M; Longley, Morgan L; Maloney, Kirstie E; Matherly, Casey D; Matthews, Nicole D; McCoy, Jonathan D; McGuffey, John T; McMurray, Amanda M; McSweeney, Michael E; Medley, Alex C; Menser, Stephanie A; Miller, Emily M; Miller, Jacob M; Miller, Ryan C; Mills, James W; Mitchner, Rebecca H; Morgan, Justin B; Owens, Alexandria I; Pace, Braden E; Poe, Karen E; Popham, Aaron T; Powers, Niko-

las A; Quetot, Erin M; Quillin, Bryant P; Raymer, Kyle J; Redmon, Lindsey A; Richerson, Britney D; Robinson, Roni G; Royal, Joseph W; Shoemaker , Brooke M; Simmons, Latisha F; Smith, Jessica L; Smith, Katie L; Smith, Matthew S; Smith, Rachel P; Speaks, Ryan S; Stanley, Kelsey M; Straney, Ethan K; Swink, Tiffany L; Taylor, Kayla D; Trice, Edward F; Troutman II, Jessie J; Tucker, Amanda R; Vaughan, Cody A; Warman, Cheyenne D; Whelan, Corey L; Whelan, David L; Whelan, Johnathan S; Wilfong , David M; Willard, Shayna L; Wimpee , Denae M; Wood, Carly M


April 27 - May 1

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

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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

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Friday, April 24, 2009

The News Standard - B9

Lunar Calendar Friday



10:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 10:50 p.m.-12:50 a.m.

11:14 a.m.-1:14 p.m. 11:44 p.m.-1:144 a.m.

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Monday 1:15-3:15 p.m. 1:45-3:45 a.m.




3:21-5:21 p.m. 3:51-5:51 a.m.

4:20-6:20 p.m. 4:50-6:50 a.m.

2:19-4:19 p.m. 2:49-4:49 a.m.

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

= Full Moon

Opening turkey weekend treats local hunters well

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Hunters enjoyed the opening weekend of spring turkey season. CLOCKWISE (from top left): John Coldham; Chadrick Lee; Donnie Conrad; Jeremy Benham; Jerry Allen; Billy Prather; and Alice Biddle and Tony Phillips.

Kentucky elk hunt application due April 30

Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Hunters who dream of harvesting an elk in Kentucky have just a few short weeks left to buy a chance at that opportunity. Kentucky’s elk quota hunt application deadline is midnight, April 30. One thousand lucky applicants will be drawn to hunt elk this year. Elk lottery applications are available for $10 online at, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website. Applications are not sold in stores or through the department’s phone license sales vendor. Applying for the elk quota hunt lottery takes just a few minutes. Applicants will need to have their Visa, MasterCard or Discover card ready. From the department’s website, click on the blue “Apply for Elk Lottery” icon on the right side of the homepage. This secure license sales system walks applicants through each step of the process. Hunters must provide identification information, including their Social Security number.

Hunters who don’t have access to the internet can call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 800-858-1549. A department employee will take their credit card information over the phone using the same online system. Those without a credit card may purchase a Visa, MasterCard or Discover gift card, and use that gift card to apply through the internet or by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. These gift cards are easily purchased at large chain stores such as Walmart and Kmart, as well as some grocery stores and gas stations. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conducts a random electronic drawing in early May of all those who have purchased an elk lottery application by the April 30 deadline. Applicants can check to see if they were drawn beginning May 4. They can enter their license confirmation numbers online at or call the department at 800-8581549. Drawn applicants are also notified and given further instructions by mail. General firearm elk quota hunts occur in southeastern Kentucky in October and December.


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Friday, April 24, 2009


A soldier’s welcome home

A surprise reunion was held at Payneville Elementary School for a special fifth grade student, Aaron Whelan. Aaron’s older brother, Sgt. Austin Whelan and his new wife, Ssg. Christina Whelan, returned home last week after a long stint spent overseas, including tours in Iraq. Austin has been serving his country for four years and hasn’t seen his little brother, Aaron, in more than two years. During a heartwarming assembly held in the gym before school let out on Wednesday, Austin surprised his kid brother by walking out onto the basketball court and hugging Aaron in front of his classmates, faculty and staff. Austin and Christina are currently stationed at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Austin and Aaron are the sons of David Whelan and Beatrice “Beedee” Whelan. Austin is a 2004 graduate of Meade County High School.


Above, Payneville Elementary student Aaron Whelan hugs his brother, Sgt. Austin Whelan, for the first time in two years. At left, the brothers pose for a photo with Sgt. Whelan’s wife, Ssg. Christina Whelan.

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Nicole Leigh Bruner, 19, of Oak Grove, Ky., daughter of Juanita Louise Allen and Larry Kirby Bruner, to Justin Edward Ayer, 20, of Oak Grove, Ky., son of Kimberly Anne Murray and Rick Edward Ayer. Marsha Marie Dowell, 29, of Irvington, Ky., daughter of Barbara Christine Allen and George David Dowell, to Eric Lynn Coomes, 28, of Irvington, Ky., son of Deborah Ann Dowell and Thomas Joseph Coomes.

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April 25: Hope Benham, Luke Mattingly, Jimmy Mattingly, Mark Greenwell, Lu Foushee and Eddie Lancaster

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April 26: Anna Hughes

April 29: Ryan Wemes, Sandra Lopp, Norma Sollinger and Charlotte Marlow

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Meade County Garrett Homemakers meet

The April meeting of the Meade County Garrett Homemakers was hosted by Mary Ann B. Lancaster in her home. Deborah Warren co-hosted with her. President Jane Warford called the meeting to order and Georgia Hagar read the thought for the month. As it was April, roll call was answered by relating April Fool’s jokes we had played on someone in the past. The best was Mary Ann (B) telling about hiding her son’s car in the barn once. She is a natural storyteller and had us all laughing before she was through. Three members were unable to attend, Debbie Foushee, Gary Reese and Artie Howell. We all have Artie in our thoughts and prayers as she has been ailing for sometime now. We also are praying for Pat Ditto as she undergoes heart surgery. God’s blessing on you both. Mary Ann (D) Lancaster gave the treasurer’s report and Mary Pike handed out an updated membership list. Mary Ann (B) was busy at this meeting as she also gave the lesson on mold and mildew, including safety tips for removing mold and how to control moisture to prevent mold. Of course, Mary Ann always has extra stories, and again, she had everyone rolling with laughter


Meade Co. SkillsUSA competes

before she finished the lesson. Pat Ditto and Janet Hobbs volunteered on the nominating committee for our 2009-10 club officers. We hope to vote on these at our May meeting. Jane Warford and Pat Ditto participated in the Arbor Day tree give-away, while Laverne Whelan, Mary Pike, Georgia Hagar, Janet Hobbs, Mary Ann (D) Lancaster, Joyce Berry and Pat Ditto made lots of delicious goodies for the accompanying bake sale. Our club also made many dishes for the Tasting Event and had a good turnout of our members and guests. The annual Kentucky Homemakers conference started April 20 and two voting delegates attending from our club are Annette Hornsby and Mary Pike. On May 12, there will be a presentation on preservation of heirloom materials with by an expert from the University of Kentucky. It will be held at the Extension Office and lunch will be served. Cost is $7 and pre-registration at the office is requested. Also coming up will be our annual county homemakers meeting on June 18. The next meeting of the Garrett Homemakers will be hosted by Mary Pike on May 13. - Submitted by Annette Hornsby

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Members of the Meade County SkillsUSA chapter pose during the Kentucky SkillsUSA 2009 Leadership Conference and Skills Championship, held April 7-10 in Louisville. Those who placed first in competitions during this conference will move on to compete in the national competition to be held June 22-27 in Kansas City, Mo. The Meade County SkillsUSA Chapter recently participated in the Kentucky SkillsUSA 2009 Leadership Conference and Skills Championships. The conference was held April 7-10 in Louisville. Sixteen members of the Meade County SkillsUSA Chapter and three advisors, David McCoy, Jeff Gutermuth and Faye Campbell, attended the conference. Contests were held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jefferson Community and Technical College and at the Louisville Firefighting Academy. All students and advisors attended general sessions, orientation meetings, a reception and the closing session on Wednesday morning.

All students received certificates of participation and the following awards were presented: Jake Miller, first place Automotive Service Technology; Romie Carman, Brian Stout and Adam Hall, first place Welding Fabrication Team; Thomas Roach, Romie Carman, William Stallings, Kevin Nowland, Stanley McFalda and Isaac Seelye, first place Chapter Business Procedure; Ethan Wright, second place Firefighting; Jimmy Brown, second place Poster; Ethan Straney, second place Welding; Jeffrey R. Gutermuth, Advisor of the Year Finalist. Recipients of the Kentucky Statesman Award and the statesman pins were Thomas Roach,

Romie Carman, William Stallings, Kevin Nowland, Stanley McFalda and Isaac Seelye. This award is based on students’ knowledge of SkillsUSA and their abilities to communicate that knowledge to state officers. Also competing were Brandy Hiner in First Aid/CPR, Kayla McIntosh in Prepared Speech and Aaron McCrary in Action Skills. Second place winners received silver medals. First place winners received gold medals and will advance to national competition in Kansas City, Mo., June 22-27. These students are a true representation of the SkillsUSA theme for this year – “Champions at Work.” Submitted by Meade County SkillsUSA

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