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Paul Benham prides his 18-year-old highlift and trucking business on principles of customer satisfaction, no matter what state the ever-fluctuating economy is in.

At Camp Piomingo’s equestrian program, riders of all skill levels are talking the talk and trotting the trot while enjoying the amenities of summer camp.

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Mysterious purple prisms set to catch disastrous beetles 20 Kentucky counties quarantined, state’s wood industry at risk By Laura Saylor Local motorists may have begun noticing peculiar purple prisms hanging from tree branches along Meade County roadways. What have been miscon-

ceived as birdhouses or tree placards are actually traps for the emerald ash borer beetle — a shimmering green insect that could wreak havoc on the state’s wood and lumber industry. The beetle — which is native to Asia and first ap-

Probable causes named for fire truck accident By Crystal Benham The Meade County Fire Protection District (MCFPD) held a special meeting Monday night during which fire chief Larry Naser revealed the probable causes of the June 8 motor vehicle accident involving engine 42 and five firefighters. On June 23 Naser met with deputy chief Steve Slinger, assistant chiefs Terry Carter and Mike Curl and Central Hardin Fire Chief Everette Roberts to review and analyze the Kentucky State Police (KSP) report findings. Naser’s report included injury mitigating factors, as well as a list of reinforced and new/modified policies for all MCFPD firefighters. “The stated goals were to identify possible causes or contributing factors to this accident, to make recommendations, and to


Fireworks shows begin tonight for Fourth of July By Crystal Benham

Millions of Americans will celebrate the great red, white and blue this weekend, with picnics and cookouts and, of course, fireworks. However, fireworks festivities lead to nearly 10,000 injuries nationwide each year, according to the Center of Disease Control, which is why Meade County Fire Protection District Chief Larry Naser said it’s important to always be cautious. Naser said the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display such as those scheduled at Doe Valley, Fort Knox and Corydon, Ind. “Those displays are created by licensed commercial companies who are trained and well insured,” Naser said. He said firefighters are often on hand at the shows, for quick medical response in

peared in the United States in 2002 — has destroyed 40 million trees in more than a dozen states and also has been attributed to millions of dollars spent by homeowners who have removed and replaced infected ash trees, according to the University of Kentucky Department of Agriculture. On Monday, 20 Kentucky counties were quarantined uarantined

Purple traps hang from local ash trees as the department of agriculture and entomology office try to control the emerald ash borer infestation.

as the Kentucky’s Office of the State Entomologist and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture try to control infestation. “It’s important that we act quickly and aggressively to contain the spread of this pest in Kentucky,” said Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer. “Kentucky is the



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A bald eagle perches in the highest branches of a tree early this spring in Battletown.

National symbol of freedom lives comfortably in tree tops of Meade Co. By Laura Saylor


ven if the Second Continental Congress would have selected the wild turkey — which was strongly considered — over the bald eagle to be the bird depicted in the national emblem, it would still be a prospering resident of Meade County. America’s Founding Fathers selected the bald eagle because it, like the wild turkey, is unique to North America, according to Demetris Summers, faculty member at Morehead University’s Department of History. The bald eagle trumped the turkey, Summers said, because of the bald eagle’s “regal, powerful aesthetics.” “Benjamin Franklin and some others were big fans of the (wild turkey) being the national bird ... but in the end the bald eagle was the bird of the hour,” Summers said. The livelihood of the bald eagle has been tumultuous in America; in the late 1960s it was placed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species list. Summers said pesticides — especially DDT — and hunters were the main human perils to the bird. In 2007, the bald eagle was removed

from the endangered species list, though hunting one for any means is still unlawful — even owning a bald eagle feather is illegal, according to Summers. Avian biologist Shawchyi Vorisek said the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is tracking a pair of eagles that nest in Battletown — a prime spot since eagles prefer areas near large bodies of water like the Ohio River. “Over the winter, (Kentucky) is home to anywhere from 150 to over 300 wintering eagles throughout the state,” Vorisek said. “The winter numbers is dependent on the weather, if

bodies of water are frozen up north to where they can’t hunt for food, they will move further south in search of open waters.” The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife reports bald eagles have been sighted in 42 counties in Kentucky, and their numbers continue to prosper each year since its extinction scare decades ago. “They are a tenacious creature,” Summers said. “I think our Founding Fathers made a pretty good choice when they decided to make it America’s symbol ... they encompass ideas of strength and freedom.”


Setbacks sprouting with Meade Co. Farmers Market pavilion Katie, left, and Hannah Thomas tend their booth at the farmers market on Tuesday. THE NEWS STANDARD/ LAURA SAYLOR

Building may not be open this season as anticipated By Laura Saylor Since the county was first awarded funds for constructing a farmer’s market pavilion in January, some hoped to have the pavilion up and running

this season, but those hopes are now beginning to fade. The Meade County Farmer’s Market became incorporated in 2004 and has grown in popularity over the last few years. Presently, the market is held two days a week in the parking lot of the Meade County Extension Service office where vendors set up their produce booths under individuallyowned canopies.

In an effort to give the farmer’s market a more substantial home, members of the Meade County Extension District board drafted a proposal to construct a permanent open-air building on extension service property. The proposal describes the project as a 4,800-square-foot pavilion to be located on the extension office campus.



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Local faces attend cancer survivors celebration Muldraugh woman arrested in undercover narcotics investigation Submitted by the Meade County Breast Coalition

Submitted by Deputy Mike Cummings Meade Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, and is lodged in the Meade County DetenA Muldraugh woman has tion Center. been jailed as the result of Boggs sold 19 Xanax and an undercover narcotics in- 10 Methylin pills to undervestigation. cover officers in April According to of this year. The inMeade County vestigation is ongoSheriff William ing and more arrests are expected. Some of “Butch� Kerrick, the pills are believed 30-year-old Alicia to be prescription A. Boggs of Mulmedication, belongdraugh was aring to Boggs’ juvenile rested by sheriff’s son. department narAlicia A. Sheriff Butch Kercotics investigators Boggs rick commends the Monday afternoon residents of Mulat about 3 p.m. Boggs was arrested for draugh, who provided intrafficking in a controlled vestigators with informasubstance 1st degree, traf- tion that is expected to lead ficking in a controlled to further arrests in the fusubstance 3rd degree and ture.

17th annual Threshing Days held this holiday weekend at new site Staff Report The News Standard

though due to the park’s closure in January, organizers had to quickly find a new venue, which was decided to be the fairgrounds. Last year, Pike said more than 200 tractors and an estimated 5,000 visitors attended the event, which is advertised in farm and ranch magazines across the country. Threshing Days is usually held the second weekend in July, though last year it was held over the Fourth of July weekend, and with its large crowds and overall overwhelming success, the holiday weekend was chosen again to be the date. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. today, Saturday and Sunday and continue throughout the day. A non-denominational church service will be held Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Tractors of all shapes of sizes, as well as old-fashioned farming equipment, homemade crafts, tractor versatility courses, a flea market and other kinds of home-spun, traditional country fun will merge together this weekend at the Meade County Fairgrounds. The Lincoln Trail Antique Power Club will host its 17th Annual Threshing Days and Antique Power of the Past Machinery Show beginning today and continuing through Sunday. The event is organized locally by club president and Payneville resident Edd Pike and co-coordinator and Guston resident Alan Thomas. Typically Threshing Days is held at Otter Creek Park,


Spectators admire the tractors and old-fashioned farm equipment on display at last year’s Threshing Days.

Meade County Breast Coalition members Fay Mattingly, Ruthie Fackler, Mildred Mattingly, Jettie Burnett and Bev Morrison participated in the Cancer Survivor Celebration in the Great Hall at My Old Kentucky Home State Park on Sunday, June 28. Cancer patients, survivors, their families, friends and health care professionals gathered to demonstrate that vibrant life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. A special photo exhibit, “The Faces of Cancer,� was unveiled featuring approximately 15 survivors of various kinds of cancer from Meade, Hardin, Nelson, Breckinridge, LaRue, Marion, Washington and Grayson counties. The members decided to make a weekend of it by leaving a day earlier and touring Lincoln’s birthplace during the day on Saturday and going to the Steven Foster musical on Saturday night. On Sunday, members enjoyed music, refreshments, speakers, door prizes, free cancer survival kits and cancer resource booth exhibits. Their weekend culminated with a tour of My Old Kentucky Home. One of the survivors featured in “The Faces of Cancer� photo exhibit was Breast Cancer Coalition president, Fay Mattingly. Beside Fay’s picture is her information: Fay Ellen Dowell Mattingly, Meade

TOP: Meade County Breast Coalition members Fay Mattingly, Ruthie Fackler, Mildred Mattingly, Jettie Burnett and Bev Morrison attended a recent cancer survivors celebration in Bardstown, Ky. LEFT: Fay Mattingly’s picture was part of “The Faces of Cancer� display.


County; age at diagnosis 49; type of cancer; invasive lobular carcinoma; and her heartfelt words, “April 30, 2008, I celebrated my seven-year anniversary of being cancer free. Some people ask me if I worry about getting cancer again. My answer to that is ‘If I get cancer again, I will have plenty of time to worry about it then. I don’t have

time to be sick or worry about things that may never happen. Life is such a blessing and I am going to live it that way. I have three beautiful grandchildren to spoil. I love every minute of life and I have decided that if I wake up in the morning, it’s a good day.’� Fay is an American Cancer “Reach to Recovery�

volunteer helping those persons newly diagnosed with cancer with counseling and basic information in Meade County. She also runs the Styles of Hope Salon, giving wigs, scarves, hats and other products free of cost to persons losing their hair during chemotherapy. For more information, call Fay at 270-828-3990.




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Concerns with pavilion should have been sifted beforehand It’s hard to find a reason why the extension service’s farmers market pavilion — which will be used for more than just the farmers market — is a bad idea. Indubitably, it’s a wonderful idea, and one that should already be nearing fruition. A permanent open-air structure will surely be more enticing to both farmers market vendors and consumers, and can allow the extension office to stretch its arms a little by offering extra space to hold some of its multitude of programs. The extension district is a taxing district and it’s clear to see just how far our taxes go at the extension office. The parking lot is packed several nights a week with generations of residents taking advantage of the classes, services and training available there. The farmers market would be another example of tax dollars put to use to strengthen community ties — is there a more reputable way to spend taxes? Discussions of the building’s location, its shape and appearance and other relevancies are all pertinent and necessary for the district board to hash out — but those discussions should have been hashed out months ago, not now, when the building was anticipated to have already been completed. Residents living on county roadways have a right to be irked if their road remains pocked with potholes while the county road department is occupied leveling dirt at the site of the new pavilion — but promises are promises. If the judge/executive agreed, in writing, that the work will be done as an in-kind service then that statement should be backed; the breadth of the project should have been made clear before any such commitment was made. It’s pretty amazing how something as positive as funds granted to build a community building becomes gnarled into lagging complication and untimely dispute.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Saturday we shopped at the farmer’s market and learned that the Meade County government has not fulfilled its commitment to provide site preparation for the planned farmers market pavilion. We understand that government budgets are tight but believe the Meade County government should honor its commitment to provide the site preparation as part of the grant to fund the much needed farmer’s market pavilion. In addition to supplying the produce, the farmers must also provide the shelter to sell their produce. This adds time and inconvenience to their efforts in a business that is already operating at low margins. We patronize the producers at the farmer’s market and believe the project is worthwhile and deserves funding and support by the Meade County Fiscal Court. Sincerely, Bob and Debby Qualls Brandenburg

Battery plant, sports races are economic incentives approved at special session Two weeks ago I called the Kentucky General Assembly into special session to deal with an ambitious agenda that required urgent action and bold leadership in the face of tumultuous global economic pressures. With the session over, it’s time for a frank assessment of both the positive developments and lingering disappointments of those eight days. First let me talk about significant accomplishments related to the budget, to jobs and economic development and to transportation. These accomplishments occurred because — for the third session in a row — legislators and I collaborated to put the people of Kentucky first. In essence, policy and problem-solving triumphed over partisan politics and historical rivalries. That alone is reason to celebrate. Now, what specifically did we accomplish? First, the legislature approved my plan to fill a projected billion-dollar hole in a $9 billion budget caused by depressed tax receipts. My plan did not raise taxes. Instead, it relied primarily on one-time use of federal stimulus funds and on cuts in spending — hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts on top of the $600 million we’ve cut in the past 18 months. These cuts, as I said, will be made carefully to preserve our top priorities — the SEEK formula that funds our K-12 classrooms, higher education, the Medicaid safety net, which in this economy is being used

by an increasing number of families who formerly eschewed public help; and key areas of public safety like police officers, prisons and prosecutors. And we wisely held back some stimulus funds to fill anticipated holes in the 2011 budget. Second, the legislature adopted my proposals for creating and retaining jobs by strengthening Kentucky’s attractiveness in a climate of intense competition and by nurturing our existing businesses. These included: •A long-overdue updating of our economic incentives toolbox. •Changes to attract a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, future Breeders’ Cup World Championships, historic preservation opportunities and the film and theater industry. •And a resolution needed for a proposed advanced battery manufacturing facility in Hardin County, a complex that could establish Kentucky as the epicenter of the car manufacturing world of the future. Our current incentives are outdated, complicated and inflexible. With this package we can be a national leader again. Third, we created a mechanism for funding megatransportation projects such as bridges linking Kentucky and Indiana in Louisville and Western Kentucky. This mechanism will create momentum on these projects while freeing up transportation financing for roads and other infrastructure around the state. Now, let’s talk about con-

cerns. I support those ideas, The one item of unfin- which included tax breaks ished business is helping the for active duty military perbeleaguered horse sonnel and people industry respond Governor’s who buy new cars to competition from and houses. Update other states. But the General I put forth a proAssembly made posal allowing those tax cuts effechorse tracks to offer tive immediately slots-style gaming instead of in 2011, to raise money for as I had requested. purses and breeders Their decision will incentives. By careforce deeper cuts fully distributing other agencies Gov. Steve to gaming proceeds, whose funding has Beshear the proposal also already been rehelped the General duced in some cases Fund. by more than 20 percent. I knew this issue would I do not yet know which be controversial in some ar- agencies will bear the brunt eas. of these additional cuts or But it was time to see how much more they will who would stand up for be asked to sacrifice. Kentucky’s signature inBut let us acknowledge dustry and the livelihood of the critical if unheralded 100,000 Kentuckians whose services these agencies projobs depend on it. vide — such as mine safety, I respect differences of air and water quality, workopinion. But the decision to place inspections, public kill the bill in a Senate com- health, firefighter training mittee — while proposing and tourism, among many that we instead increase tax- others. We will make these cuts. es or raid the General Fund to put a Band-aid on the in- We’re here to lead. But as we head into andustry – was shortsighted. We pushed the bill further other difficult budget cycle, than it’s ever been pushed, we must — all of us — be but that’s little solace to mindful of the impact of the the breeders, trainers, jock- fiscal decisions we make. eys, farmers, truck drivers, And we must be prudent. My goal continues to backside workers and others whose jobs are now in be two-fold: First, help families survive these chaljeopardy. We now must assess how lenging times. And secto move forward to remain ond, position our state for the Horse Capital of the growth when the economy rebounds. World. This special session furAnd finally, the process of balancing future budgets thered both of those goals. But it is clear that the was made more difficult when the General Assembly road ahead remains rough. created new financial obli- However, by working togations — without includ- gether, I’m confident we will get through this. ing the revenue for them.

Harvey’s message would lead to a ‘Good Day’ for America from what we hear throughout the commonwealth today from those who want to take from those who work hard to prosper and give it to those who think the world owes them. They should read Paul Batura’s “Good Day! The Paul Harvey Story.” The message comes through loud and clear: You won’t get ahead by pulling another man down. Or to put it in a contemporary context: “Mr. President, your statement during the presidential campaign to Joe the Plumber that ‘When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody’ is not good for anybody.” You’re not telling “The rest of the story.” America and its capital-


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oil barons of the city,” Batura wrote. “Usually evenkeeled, his temper flared. For the first time in his life, he began to feel sorry for himself — and jealous of a man he had never met.” His mother took him downtown and used $11.95 she had set aside to pay taxes to buy him a new pair. Harvey later told his former teacher Miss Harp of Longfellow Elementary School about his anger toward an oil baron he’d never met. Miss Harp’s response changed Harvey’s life: “Paul, never feel resentment in your heart for those who have more than you. Just do all you can as long as you live to preserve this last wonderful land in which any man willing to stay on

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ist system work because it hinges on a strong belief in equality — not equality of wealth but of opportunity. Harvey learned this at an early age. While growing up in Tulsa during the Great Depression, he witnessed a great chasm between those like himself, who came from struggling families, and those who, because of the presence of big oil, became insulated from many of the day’s economic woes. Harvey tells about wearing one pair of trousers, which eventually became worn out and worn through. “Embarrassed, he walked sideways down Main Street and while doing so, spotted a chauffeur-driven automobile transporting one of the

his toes can reach for the stars.” Harvey’s voice boomed across America’s airwaves for more than four decades. Actor and comedian Danny Thomas described it as a voice in which “you can almost hear the amber waves of grain.” That voice — unmatched in texture — belonged to a man who added many chapters to the American story begun by our founders. And he did it without pulling anyone else down. Jim Waters is director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Reach him at jwaters@ Read previously published columns at

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I’ve spent years as a broad- tough. cast news anchor and these At age 3, robbers killed days frequently find me in a Harvey’s father, a police studio doing an inofficer. Harvey, or terview or recording Bluegrass Paul Aurandt as a commentary. So I he was originally Beacon couldn’t resist turnnamed, grew up in ing the pages of a the Great Depresnew book about the sion. His unique late Paul Harvey. voice became one of I frequently menpatriotic reason on tion the founding America’s airwaves. fathers leading the “I was never one War of Indepenwho sought to make dence against King the small man tall George. But Harvey Jim Waters by cutting off the was a founding falegs of a giant,” he ther in his own right once said. “I wanted — one of radio’s founding to drag no man down to my fathers. But he would have size. Only to preserve a way fit right in with Jefferson of life which might make it and Franklin, despite arriv- possible for me, one day, to ing on the scene years later. elevate myself until I at least Like them, he faced a partly matched his size.” lot of adversity, but hung How different that rings

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Gene McGehee and Connie McGehee to Nancy E. Davis, lot 7 of Coyote Forest Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $22. William R. Adams to William R. Adams, Jr., Trustee, or his successors in trust, under the Adams Living Trust, a 17.510 acre tract in Ekron. Louis A. Thomas, Jr. to Kimberly Thomas and Louis A. Thomas, Jr., property located in Meade County, deed tax $68.50. Louis A. Thomas, Jr. to Kimberly Thomas and Louis A. Thomas, Jr., property located in Meade County, deed tax $20.50. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to Nancy E. Davis, lot 20 of Coyote Forest Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $22. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., acting by and through the Federal Housing Commissioner, to Christopher Moody, 385 Hamilton Road, Battletown. Diane Humphrey to Timothy Rodgers and Pamela Rodgers, a 0.315 acre tract in Wolf Creek, deed tax $1. Shawn Redmon to James P. Hastings and Crystal A. Hastings, 514 Madison Avenue, Brandenburg, deed tax $151. Anita M. Taylor, Executor of the Estate of Glendolyn R. Priddy, to Anita M. Taylor and Clarence D. Priddy, and Franklin D. Priddy, lot 30 and 31 in block C of the Harris Heights Subdivision in Meade County. Nancy E. Davis to Kenneth Bandy, lot 9 of Coyote Forest Subdivision in Meade County, deed tax $150.

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Timothy Tyo and Mari Tyo to Timothy Tyo, 162 Evan Road, Vine Grove, Ky. Bill Zdenek to Wendy Zdenek, nka Wendy Hughes, 420 Nash Road, Guston.

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6/18/09 Wayne Thomas Pole, storage shed. 6/18/09 Tasha Waddle, pole barn. $27.50. 6/18/09 Larry and Joan Gagel, double wide, $82.50. 6/19/09 James Bailey, deck. 6/23/09 Joe Ross, pole barn. 6/24/09 Robert Cummings, single family dwelling, $213.86.

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6/22/09 Todd Flagler and John Allen, Emmer Drive, Brandenburg. 6/24/09 Ky. Land and Tony Doyle, Buckler Avenue, Vine Grove, Ky. 6/24/09 Ky. Land and Tony Doyle, Buckler Avenue, Vine Grove, Ky.

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6/22/09 at 4:43 p.m. Martha Cook of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2005 Chrysler 300M. Barbara Lasley of Brandenburg was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Both drivers were in the turn lane to turn left onto the ByPass from High Street. Cook stated that she thought Lasley was moving and that it was her fault. Lasley was not moving. No injuries were reported. Very minor damage was done to Cook’s vehicle and minor damage was done to Lasley’s vehicle. Report BPD09055 was filed by Officer Singleton.

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6/18/09 at 1:00 p.m. An unknown vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt that belonged to Tony Brown Chevrolet of Vine Grove, Ky. The driver of the unknown vehicle left the scene, failing to make his identity known. No injuries were reported. Minor damage was done to the Cobalt. Report 09-0166 was filed by Officer Ponder. 6/21/09 at 1:04 p.m. Scott Cain of Battletown was driving a 1978 Ford F-150. Tiffany Burton of Georgetown, Ky. was driving a 1991 Ford Thunderbird. Cain was westbound on Pine Ridge Road, pulling a 16 foot trailer. Burton was eastbound on Pine Ridge Road. According to Cain and listed witness, he entered into the oncoming lanes of traffic to give room to a pedestrian walking on the roadway. Burton rounded the corner and, although Cain was back into his own lane, the trailer was still partially in the oncoming lanes of traffic. Burton collided with the trailer being pulled by Cain. Following the accident, Burton stopped, assessed the damages and injuries, and then departed the scene prior

to police arrival. Upon the officer’s arrival, the owner of the second vehicle was on scene and took the officer to Burton for reporting purposes. No injuries were reported. Moderate damage was done to the trailer. Severe damage was done to the Thunderbird. Report 09-0165 was filed by Officer Foster. 6/21/09 at 7:48 p.m. Edward Smith of Guston was driving a 1994 Ford. Alice Zimmerman of West Point, Ky. was driving a 2009 Harley-Davidson. Smith was traveling northbound on KY 448. Zimmerman was traveling southbound on KY 448 and stated that her mirror struck the mirror of Smith’s vehicle. She then lost control of her vehicle and skidded off the left side of the roadway. Smith stopped and spoke with Zimmerman but left the scene before the officer arrived. The officer later spoke with Smith and he stated that he was in his lane and tried to avoid striking Zimmerman. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured party was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Minor damage was done to Smith’s vehicle and moderate damage was done to Zimmerman’s vehicle. Report 09-0167 was filed by Officer Wright. 6/22/09 at 4:52 a.m. Katherine Hunt of Louisville was driving a 1995 Buick Skylark eastbound on US 60 when a deer ran into her path. She swerved to miss the deer and lost control, running off the roadway and striking a fence. No injuries were reported. Moderate to severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 09-0164 was filed by Officer Graham.

District Court 6/24/09 Amanda M. Mehler, 23, 8 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- bond $500 cash for the 3 cases. Bradon Tyler Vowels, 23, 1st degree criminal mischief; 2nd degree disorderly conduct; 4th degree assault with minor injury; alcohol intoxication in a public placepled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/01/09. William K. Goins, 19, fugitive/ warrant not required- continues 7/01/09. Ashley D. Dunn, 25, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour jail. John Edward Moore, 29, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO- pled guilty 12 months probated after 6 months jail; resisting arrest- pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years; 2nd degree disorderly conduct- pled guilty 9 months probated 2 years. Latrecia M. Lucas, speeding 17 mph over speed limit- court notice 7/08/09. Kristopher T. Anderson, 28, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license- 90 days probated after serving 20 days. Cynthia Robin Greer, 43, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled guilty 30 days probated after 2 days jail $200 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years $100 fine. Thomas Lee Obanion, 36, flagrant non support- 7/01/09. Ruby Lauveda Allen, 26, 1st degree possession of controlled substance/drugs unspecified- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/01/09; traffic in marijuana- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/01/09. Adam Douglas Simmons, 37, 4 counts of 3rd degree burglary; 3 counts of unlawful taking/building over $300; theft by unlawful taking/ building under $300- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/01/09. Danny E. Embry, 51, 2 counts of wanton endangerment; menacing; 1st degree criminal trespassingpled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/01/09. Tammy Renna Lowe, 39, 1st degree assault- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/01/09. Robert W. Gilpin II, 43, 2nd degree assault- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/01/09. Bret K. Dowda, 46, alcohol intoxication in a public place- failure to appear. Seldon C. Dean, 21, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour jail. Robert L. Prunty, 43, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pled not guilty pretrial conference 7/01/09. Geovanny Tua, 19, traffic in marijuana; advertising drug paraphernalia- 7/01/09. James Robert Stiverson, 33, 2nd degree disorderly conduct; 3rd degree terroristic threatening; menacing- pled not guilty pretrial conference 7/01/09. Galen Lampton, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 7/01/09. Debra J. Allen, 29, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled not guilty pretrial conference 7/01/09.


Colin W. Hawkins, 23, failure to produce insurance card; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; no/expired Kentucky registration plates- failure to appear. Joseph S. Vandoring, 20, speeding 19 mph over the limit- assign state traffic school; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle; failure to notify the department of transportation of address change; failure of non owner operator to maintain required insurance/security- dismissed. Brenda Flint, 58, disregarding a stop sign- pled guilty $25 fine; license to be in possession- dismissed; failure to wear seat beltspled guilty $25 fine. Brian L. Price, 19, failure to wear seat belts- $25 fine. Kevin L. Owens, Jr., 26, failure to wear seat belts- $25 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- 90 days probated 2 years $100 fine; improper display of registration plates- $50 fine. Stephanie M. Cape, 18, speeding 9 mph over the limit; license to be in possession- failure to appear. John S. Hornback, 51, speeding 10 mph over the limit; failure to produce insurance card- failure to appear. Kevin Wayne House, 32, speeding 12 mph over the limit; license to be in possession; failure to produce insurance card- failure to appear. Todd Curtis, 38, failure to wear seat belts- $25 fine. Tina D. Major, 20, speeding 11 mph over the limit $20 fine. Sharon Heil Hodge, 39, speeding 17 mph over the limit- pled not guilty pretrial conference 7/01/09. Michael Lee Glasgow, 32, speeding 10 mph over the limit- pled guilty $20 fine. Amanda Lousie Matthews, 26, speeding 10 mph over limit- pled guilty $20 fine. James M. Sipes, 20, failure to produce insurance card- failure to appear. Joseh C. Taylor, 38, speeding 14 mph over the limit; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pled not guilty pretrial conference 7/08/09. Kimberely Ann Stewart, 35, speeding 22 mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license- pled not guilty pretrial conference 7/15/09. Randell Payton Durbin II, 24, speeding 20 mph over the limit$30 fine; operating on suspended/ revoked operator’s license- $50 fine. Timothy M. Dunn, 28, speeding 26 mph over the limit- assign state traffic school. Robert Dale Belt, 31, speeding 14 mph over the limit; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pled not guilty pretrial conference 7/01/09. Timothy Cole, 20, speeding 10 mph over the limit; failure to wear seat belts- pled guilty 7/01/09. Amber N. Odom, 20, violation of foreign EPO/DVO- pled guilty 6 months probated after 10 days jail. Tammy Lynn Dodson, 37, possession of marijuana; use/possession of drug paraphernalia- pretrial conference 8/05/09 jury trial 8/14/09. Cassie Amanda Moore, 25, complicity violation of Kentucky EPO/ DVO; 2nd degree disorderly conduct- 7/01/09. Jessica Gayle Ramp, 27, use/ possess drug paraphernalia- pretrial conference 7/01/09. Timothy Jay Kent, 41, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with no visible injury- pretrial conference 7/08/09. Bruce Alan Benock, 37, theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 7/15/09. Dennis Lee Puckett, 55, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 10 days probated after 1 hour. Timothy H. Cole, 20, alcohol intoxication in a public place- pretrial conference 7/01/09. Amber Dawn Puckett, 29, possession of marijuana- jury trial 8/28/09. Robert Carl Champagne, Jr., 31, alcohol intoxication in a public place- $25 fine; 2nd degree disorderly conduct- pled guilty 90 days probated after serving 10 days jail. James Louis Mudd, 37, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pretrial conference 7/08/09. Laura A. Mattingly, 28, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with no visible injury- pretrial conference with no visible injury. Tabitha M. Parrish, 20, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years. Jennifer Jo Carman, 30, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with no visible injury- pled guilty 12 months probated 2 years. Juan Pedro Resendez, Jr., 26, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- 8/05/09. Ronald Wayne Henry II, 31, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- $100

fine. Joshua Daniel Medley, 30, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license- pled guilty $50 fine. Althea Ivette Dean, 36, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- 30 days probated 2 years $100 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/securitypled guilty 6 months probated after 10 days jail $1000 fine. Nathan D. Schardien, 21, following another vehicle to closely- $25 fine; license to be in possession$50 fine. Hezekiah Zebulon Renville, 29, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled guilty $200 fine 30 days probated after 2 days jail. Anthony T. Blanford, 19, speeding 19 mph over the limit- assign state traffic school. David Printis Bolin, Sr., 54, speeding 26 mph over/greater- $50 fine. Dewan Lamar Ditto, 37, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pretrial conference 7/08/09. Loretta Lynn Sutherland, 40, failure to wear seat belts- $25 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- pled guilty 90 days probated 2 years $100 fine. Joshua Keith Mead Eley, 30, speeding 18 mph over the limit- $30 fine; no/expired registration plates$25 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- 90 days probated after 11 days. Christhopher Dewayne Liner, 30, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs7/01/09. Billy J. Mattingly II, 20, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting- pled guilty 30 days probated 2 years; 6 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 7/01/09. Jennifer K. Benningfield, 24, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia; careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugspretrial conference 7/01/09. David Dwayne Allen II, 37, alcohol intoxication in a public place; possession of marijuana- jury trial 8/28/09. Jason Leo Priest, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 8/28/09. Jason Eugene Payne, 29, 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pretrial conference 7/01/09. Anthony Stephen Stout, 35, alcohol intoxication in a public place; 1st degree disorderly conduct- jury trial 8/14/09. Scott Michael Fackler, 38, reckless driving; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs- continues 8/05/09. Carl Wayne Sydnor, 45, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- 7/01/09. Thomas Hogan, 24, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300; 3rd degree criminal mischief- continues 7/01/09. Charles R. Hardesty, 43, probation violation- pretrial conference 7/29/09. David A. Dowell, 26, probation violation- preliminary hearing 7/29/09. Christopher Jason Russell, 35, probation violation- 7/01/09. Jesse J. Ford, 22, probation violation- failure to appear. Douglas Lee Long, 21, probation violation- 20 days jail. Travis Dwayne Coogle, 29, probation violation- failure to appear. Charles T. Jefferson, Jr., 48, probation violation- 7/29/09. Frank Wayne Ballard, 40, probation violation- failure to appear. Althea Ivette Brown, 36, probation violation- 20 days jail. William Lee Puckett, 31, probation violation- failure to appear. Donnie G. Dame, 52, probation violation- 7/29/09. Rommel J. Breffe, 42, probation violation; 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pled guilty 6 months probated after 5 days. Phillip A. White vs. Rebecca C. Fleming, domestic violence- EPO entered. William Hayes Edelen, IV, 28, flagrant non support- preliminary hearing 7/15/09. Amy L. Thomas, 43, 5 counts of theft by deception including cold checks over $300- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 7/15/09. Sue A. Nadeau, 56, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting over $300; receiving stolen property over $300-waive grand jury. Lester Andrew Miller, 27, 2 counts of 1st degree possession of controlled substance/drug unspecified- pled guilty 12 months probated after 90 days jail. Aaron Dennis Kissel, 26, driving DUI suspended license- pled guilty 12 months probated after 90

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Friday, July 3, 2009

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learn from this incident and take prudent and reasonable steps to prevent a similar occurrence,” Naser said. “The KSP accident report was reviewed by all members and the photos of the accident were examined.” Naser said based on the report, the photos and statements from the injured firefighters, the following items were identified as contributing factors of the accident: “the inertia of engine 42 as it came out of the curve on Brandenburg Road was in a straight line towards the bank; this inertia was carrying the vehicle; driver familiarity with the unit was a factor; po-

tential vehicle that stopped in the lane of travel of engine 42 requiring an evasive maneuver; possible variations in road curve due to modifications during construction.” Naser, Carter, Curl, Slinger and Roberts concluded that because the doors of the cab remained closed, all firefighters remained and seat belts, bunker coats and bunker pants helped reduce the amount of injuries firefighters sustained. It was also determined that the vehicle operator, Theresa Day, kept the vehicle under the posted speed limit. Naser cited the following policies that will be reinforced to firefighters: “seat belts shall be used on all MCFD vehicles anytime the vehicle is in motion — this is our policy; it is also state law; dressing in full personal protective equipment prior to boarding the

apparatus … and due regard for the safety of all using the roadway shall continue to be stressed when responding to alarms.” Naser, Carter, Curl, Slinger and Roberts are also enforcing new policies and modifying some old ones that will require all fire trucks and privately owned vehicles to use the left lane when driving on any multi-lane highway when responding to a code three emergency — or when sirens and lights are in use. An apparatus and resource staging policy was also implemented that will reduce on-scene clutter and congestion and “this will be presented to the County Fire Chiefs Association for consideration of adoption on a countywide basis,” Naser said. The district will modify its drivers training program to include a yearly insurance,

education and consulting service program incorporating the use of Kentucky Community and Technical College System driver’s simulator. The following statement will also be added into the apparatus operator policy: “Any apparatus operator involved in any motor vehicle accident on the highway or roadway shall be placed on administrative leave from driving district apparatus until that operator has completed a remedial driver/ operator program and is released by the training officer and chief to return to regular driving duty. “A review of the agreed insurance value for all MCFPD vehicles should be conducted at this time and increased values assigned to all vehicles.” Chairman Martin Bosemer asked the board for a motion to accept the report, which

was moved by vice chairman T. Parker, seconded by board member Dee Decker, and unanimously accepted. Bosemer said the district has applied for a grant in order to replace the damaged pumper truck. “The specifications that were put in on that grant were used as a basis to go out and see what it would cost us to replace that apparatus,” he said. “In addition, we asked the companies if they had a demo that’s available or some other options applicable to also provide those. We have … seven companies that have responded and some of them with up to three options.” Bosemer said those various apparatus options range in price from $185,000 to $500,000. “I think it’s upon us (the board) to take a look at what we’ve received, make sure

we all agree on the standards and the specifications for the replacement vehicle, and then we move forward and see what the options are with new vehicles or demo vehicle … that can be used,” Bosemer said. Bosemer said the district wants to ensure firefighters have all the essentials needed to do their job and is continuing to work hard on its goal of decreasing insurance rates for residents within the district, by having accident response times of less than eight minutes, a large number of firefighters respond, as well as a large number of firefighters who are state and internationally certified. The board unanimously voted to weigh and evaluate the options of purchasing a new apparatus and have a recommendation at the July meeting.


Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Scott, Shelby, Trimble and Woodford. Meade County district forester Steve Gray said some of the purple traps were hung last year, though no beetles were found in Kentucky until recent weeks. “About 5,000 or 6,000 have been put up across the state this year,” Gray said. “The heaviest concentration was put in the northern counties,

especially ones that border the Ohio River.” Gray said the traps — which are purple to attract the beetles — are used to help researchers identify where the infestation begins. “(The traps) are not used as a prevention method, but as a way to slow down the invasion and help identify how big the infestation is,” Gray said. Areas under quarantine are limited in the ash products permitted to be shipped out of the location. The beetle can spread by moving in-

fested firewood, so several campsites and tourist destinations have erected signs prohibiting the use of out-ofstate timber and encouraging campers to burn all of their wood before leaving a site. The emerald ash borer beetle was first identified in Michigan in 2002, and is believed to have been transported there via cargo ships from Asia. Adult beetles are vibrant green and roughly one-half inch long. Mature borers feed on trees leaves while larvae

burrow into trees and feed on the bark, sabotaging the trees’ ability to transport water and nutrients to its canopy. Infected ash trees — the only type of tree the beetles attack — are identifiable by the D-shaped exit holes the insects leave on the trunk, according to the UK College of Agriculture. Anyone suspecting an infestation should contact the USDA Emerald Ash Borer Hotline at 866-322-4512 or the Office of the State Entomologist at 859-257-5838.

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nation’s third-largest producer of hardwood lumber. This industry is responsible for thousands of jobs and generates millions of dollars of economic activity in Kentucky.” The quarantine was issued by Farmer, state entomologist John Obrycki and M. Scott Smith, dean of the

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PINS pet adoption works at Orscheln Farms Submitted by Annette Hornsby PINS Public Relations Would you like a new puppy or kitten? Or perhaps an older cat or dog? For only $20 you can adopt a new pet. The $20 fee includes a free spay/neuter compliments of the Meade County Pets In Need Society (PINS). Every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can choose your new pet at the Orscheln Farm and Home store in Radcliff. Orscheln is a modern farm store that opened in May, offering products for farm and home needs, including pet supplies. The store is located in the former Winn-Dixie building on East Lincoln Trail in Radcliff, behind the McDonald’s. Store manager Erich Sunde said the store wants

to be involved in supporting the local community. He asked one employee, Tori Snyder, to find a local organization for a partnership, and that eventually lead her to PINS. PINS members Connie Mullins and her sister, Shirley Haines, volunteered to lead the project. PINS donates the manpower to run the adoption center on Saturdays and Orscheln donates the space with necessary crates and fenced areas. Also, the Orscheln employees help with the process by setting up the display area, walking and watering dogs and helping with clean up. The store also sends each adoptee home with a leash, collar, food and toys. PINS gives each pet adoptee a certificate for a free spay/ neuter while the Meade County Animal Shelter provides a gift of Frontline,

Heartguard, and coupons. On June 20, five dogs and puppies found loving homes. This past weekend three lab puppies got new forever homes, along with a Chihuahua mix named Radar, a German shepherd mix pup, two adult cats and one kitten. In addition to the take home gifts, Sunde has a drawing for people who adopt a pet. This week Morgan Fuller won a pet basket valued at $100. Volunteers this week were PINS members Connie Mullins, Shirley Haines, Don Frenzl, Annette Hornsby and Laura Saylor. New members and volunteers are always welcome. To join PINS or to volunteer, call the PINS message center at 270-422-3838. To adopt a new pet today call Tom or Jason at the Meade County Animal Shelter at 270-422-2064.


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case an emergency occurs. He warned that Kentuckians who purchase their own fireworks should understand which are legal and illegal. “(Fireworks) like sparklers, smoke grenades, and showering cones — things that don’t leave the ground — are considered legal in the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Naser said. Roman candles, Texas Twisters, rockets, and any other firework that would “produce a projectile, in other words anything that leaves the ground are considered illegal in Kentucky,” Naser said. “The biggest mistake

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people make is thinking fireworks are kid-friendly,” he said. “Especially with sparklers, which actually reach between 800 to 1,000 degrees.” Naser and other firefighters from the district will accompany Doe Valley employees during their annual fireworks display on the dam along Hwy. 933 on Saturday. The show is free and will start just after dusk. Non-Doe Valley members are welcome to attend and are asked to park in the designated areas off the highway. Other local fireworks shows •A display in Corydon, Ind. will begin tonight after dusk around 10 p.m. at the Old Capital Golf Club located at 1605 Hwy. 62 North East. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome on the greens and

(Back) Connie Mullins, Shirley Haines, Annette Hornsby, Tori Snyder, (front) Erich Sunde, Missy Ottersbach and and Don Frenzl helped give six cats and dogs a home on Saturday by helping at a pet adoption day held at the Orscheln Farm and Home store in Radcliff, Ky.

the event is open and free to the public. •Fort Knox will celebrate the nation’s 233rd birthday Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a “Salute to the Nation” ceremony at Brooks Field where canons will fire 51 shots. Visitors can also enjoy a free music concert at Keyes Park by “The Spare Change Band” of Kentucky. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and patrons are welcome to stay for the 15 to 20 minute fireworks show that will directly follow the concert. Those interested in attending the day’s events should enter any Fort Knox gate off Hwy. 31W (Dixie Hwy.) and must be able to provide a driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration. Visitor’s passes are not required for the day.

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THANKS TO: • Those who helped clean up before and after • Those who helped work the gate • Those who parked cars • Those who served & prepared food • Those who sold t-shirts • The pit workers, for the top notch organized show • Those who donated, bought from, and organized the silent & live auction • Bounce house workers who helped entertained our youngsters • Those who bought split-the-pot tickets & donated the winnings back • Our office staff • Equipment operators • Most importantly to the 3800 plus people that paid to get through the gate • The local as well as out of town pullers that journeyed to the Meade County Fairgrounds to put on a show for us • Payneville Fire Department, MC Ambulance Service, Brandenburg City Police, and Citizens on Patrol • B&J Video, Amburgey Photos, George Straney & Cindy Haycraft • Meade County Fair Board • To all those people behind the scenes, hats off to you!! It is because of EVERYONE that was involved that this year was such a success. Our families are so grateful for everything that you have done for us.

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Darren Leroy Clarkson

Joseph Lee Campbell

Mr. Darren Leroy Clarkson, 39, of Louisville, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. Mr. Clarkson was born Oct. 1, 1969, the son of Bernice Willis and Martha Lee Clarkson. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandmother, Margaret Clarkson. Mr. Clarkson is survived by his mother, Martha Clarkson of Hyattsville, Md.; three children, Brittany Diane Clarkson, Robert William Allen and Aleigha Nicole Clarkson, all of Ekron, Ky.; two brothers, Paul Alexander Jr. of Ekron, Ky., and Casey Clarkson of Aurora, N.C.; a sister, Shelia Hardy of Louisville; a stepbrother, Bernice Willis Jr. of Brandenburg; three stepsisters, Elaina Banks, Gail Payton and Kim Stewart, all of Guston; a grandfather, Sherman Clarkson of Ekron; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held today at 2 p.m., at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Bishop Anthony Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Guston Cemetery in Guston. Online condolences at

Mr. Joseph Lee Campbell Sr., 61, of Brandenburg, formerly of Louisville, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Ramsey, Ind. He is survived by a son, Joseph Campbell Jr. of Brandenburg; two daughters, Mary Ruth Payton of Louisville and Tammy Ruth Gould of Brandenburg; two brothers, Billy Campbell of Ramsey, Ind., and Wade Campbell of Louisville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family care of the funeral home. Online condolences at

Carol Compton

Mr. Carol Compton, 76, of Irvington, Ky., passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009, at his residence. Carol was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Breckinridge County, Ky., to the late Peyton and Jettie Carman Compton. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Compton; sons, Bruce (Susie) Compton of Garrett, Ky., Billy (Beth) Compton of McDaniels, Ky., and Matthew Nottingham of Harned, Ky.; sisters, Shirley Mattingly of Harned, Ky., Ressie Lemoine of Louisiana, Betty Dozer of Mississippi and Catherine Harper of Hardinsburg, Ky.; brothers, Donnie and Hollis Compton, both of Harned, Ky., and Tom Compton of Georgia; grandchildren, Staci (Steve) Moore, Jeremy (Lisa) Compton, Emily Walters and Kimberly Walters; great-grandchildren, Lyndsey, Landen and Mallory Moore, Madison and Logan Compton, Michael and Serenity Woodham and Aerielle Robbins. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 28, at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Cole officiating. Burial followed in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky., handled the arrangements. E-mail condolences to

Chriss Feller

Mrs. Chriss Feller, 58, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Friday, June 26, 2009, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Feller was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Cisero and Dorothy Dean Mabe Osborne. She is survived by her husband, Doug Feller of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a daughter, Angie (Brad) Allen of Brandenburg; a son, Alex Lambert of Fort Stewart, Ga.; three grandchildren, Cheyenne, Stephanie and Alex; a brother, Steve (Debbie) Osborne of Abingdon, Va.; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eva and Lawrence Thomas; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pat and Steve Stephens; two brothersin-law, Robert and Roger Feller; a special friend, Debbie Bennett; and many other friends and family. Memorial services were held Monday, June 29, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg, with the Rev. Leroy Routt officiating. Online condolences at

Helen Ruth Love Mrs. Helen Ruth Love, 63, of Guston, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Love was the former manager of Short Stop Food Mart in Brandenburg, had worked for Kathy’s Restaurant and was an Avon representative for many years. She is survived by her husband, Larry Dean Love of Guston; a son, Robert Allen (Karen Nash) Love of Guston; six grandchildren, Vanessa Marie, Monica Nicole, Alexandra Christine, Robert Allen Jr., Chasity Morgan and Heather Renee Love; two brothers, Chester Raymond (Helene) Barber of Fenton, Mo., and Roy (Gladys) Kovach of Louisville; a sister, Norma Moore of McDaniels, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with burial in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Online condolences at www.

John Matthew Carden John Matthew Carden, 20, of Irvington, Ky., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Richmond, Va. He was born July 23, 1988, in Bardstown, Ky. He was employed with Titan Contracting and Leasing of Owensboro, Ky., a member of Bewleyville United Methodist Church, an avid hunter and fisherman and had been accepted as a student at ITT in Louisville, with an area in project management. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel Benton and Virginia Carden; one sister, Rebecca Lynn Carden; three brothers, David Edward, James Lee and Ryan Patrick Carden. John is survived by his special friend, Ciera Hobbs; a son, Levi Jackson; his parents, Tim and Janet Carden of Harned, Ky.; a sister, Andrea Marie Carden and his niece Lydia Grace Simpson of Irvington, Ky.; his grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Lawhorn of Lewisport, Ky.; aunts and uncles, Bonita (Lawhorn) and Frank Schwab of Franklin, Ky., Sheryl (Lawhorn) and Lucian Lott of Owensboro, Ky., Judy Lawhorn of LaGrange, Ky., Ouida (Carden) and Ed Squire of Seven Lakes, N.C., and Samuel and Sandy (Mills) Carden of Guston, Ky.; cousins, Michelle Antie, Laura Doty, Pamela Smith, Christie Wissing, Beverly Estes, Sarah Dever, Stephanie Carden, Lora Grant, Peter Squire and Marietta Squire; nieces and nephews, Alivia Antle, Madaleigh Doty, Katilyn Wissing, Kelley Wissing, Jay and Bailey Estes, Dakota and Dylan Dever, Hannah, John, Mary and Patrick Grant. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, at the Harned United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Willard Knipp and the Rev. Jeff Lambert officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Trust Fund for Levi Jackson Adkisson c/o The Farmers Bank, P.O. Box 27, Irvington, KY 40146. E-mail condolences to

Ronald H. Lilly Ronald H. Lilly, 67, of Rineyville, Ky., died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. CW4 Lilly retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, 22 years of which he was a helicopter pilot. He served two tours in Vietnam and he earned a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal, along with other awards and commendations. He was a member of the Vine Grove Christian Church where he attended until his illness prevented his attendance. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Sun Im Lilly of Rineyville; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Christine Lilly of Crestview, Fla., and Mark and Sharon Lilly of Warner Robins, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Jonathan Lilly, Jessica Lilly, Mark Ryan Lilly and Marissa Lilly. The funeral service was held Saturday, June 27, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Bro. Mike Yeast officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. Online condolences at

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brandenburg 270-422-3656

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Cold Spring Baptist Church Battletown 270-497-4500

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Community Baptist Church Brandenburg 270-828-6500

Brandenburg Church of Christ Brandenburg 270-422-3878

Ekron Baptist Church Ekron 270-422-2958

Brandenburg Church of God Brandenburg 270-422-5488

First Baptist Church Brandenburg 270-422-3355

Brandenburg United Methodist Church Brandenburg 270-422-2810 Buck Grove Baptist Church Ekron 270-828-2717 Canaanland Ministries Inc. Brandenburg 270-422-1087 Cedar Grove Bible Methodist Church Brandenburg 270-422-8095 Church of the Nazarene Brandenburg 270-422-4691

Full Gospel Church of God Ekron 270-828-8107 Glad Tidings Christian Center Brandenburg 270-422-2020 Gospel Fellowship Payneville 270-496-4311 Grace Baptist Church Ekron 270-828-2333 Guston Baptist Church Guston 270-547-5505 Guston Missionary

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Muldraugh Church of Jesus Christ of United Baptist Brandenburg 270-828-3140

Higher Encounters Ministries Brandenburg 270-828-5443 Hill Grove Baptist Church Guston 270-422-1837 Hill Grove Church of Christ Guston 270-828-2110 Hill Grove Church of God of Prophecy Ekron 270-828-8770 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Brandenburg 270-422-3721 Macedonia Christian Church Battletown 282-7288 Meade County Baptist Temple Brandenburg 270-422-4066 Meade County General Baptist Church Brandenburg 270-422-2739

New Brandenburg Baptist Church Brandenburg 270-422-3389 New Highland Baptist Church Brandenburg 270-422-3033 Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church Guston 270-547-7283 Pentacostal Church of God Brandenburg 270-422-2478 Salem Baptist Church Brandenburg 270-4242-1399 St. John the Apostle Catholic Church Brandenburg 270-422-2196 Weldon Christian Church Brandenburg 502-635-7515 Zion Grove Baptist Church Ekron 270-828-3939

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Home #1 is at 145 Pine Ridge Rd. is a 2 bedroom vinyl sided home, 1 bath, kitchen, living room and porch. Other improvements include a deep well (county water is available), shade trees and a yard fence. Home #2 at 109 Pine Ridge Rd. is located next door to home #1. It has 2 bedrooms, one bath, kitchen and living room. It is situated on one acre with county water. It is currently leased for $300 per month.


2005 Keystone Springdale 26 ft. RV trailer with slide out, double entry doors, awning, roof air, all appliances and bumper hitch. This trailer was hardly used and is in very good condition. TERMS & CONDITIONS: REAL ESTATE: A $3,500.00 deposit per home will be required day of auction, balance due within or upon 30 days from date of auction being August 7th, 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 #1: Date of Deed, Home #2: Landlord possession date of deed. TAXES: Prorated 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.


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of any suggestion that her body is dirty or “wrong� or evil. Such an implication might raise a whole host of other problems for your child that could carry over into adolescence and even adulthood. QUESTION: My son is an outstanding gymnast. His high school coach says he has more natural ability than anyone he’s ever seen. Yet, when he is being judged in a competitive meet, he does terribly. Why does he fail during the most important moments? DR. DOBSON: If your son thinks of himself as a failure, his performance will probably match his low self-image when the chips are down. In the same way, there are many excellent golfers on the PGA Tour who make a satisfactory living in tournament play, but they never win. They may even place as high as second, third, sixth, or tenth. Whenever it looks like they might come in first, however, they “choke� at the last minute, and someone else wins. It is not that they want to fail; rather, they can’t conceive of themselves as winners, and their performance merely reflects this image. I once spoke with a con-

cert pianist of outstanding talent who has resolved never to play in public again. She knows she is blessed with remarkable talent but believes she is a loser in every other regard. Consequently, when she plays the piano on stage, her mistakes and errors creep into her performance. Each time this mortifying experience has occurred, she has become more convinced of her own unworthiness in every area. She has now withdrawn into the secluded, quiet, talentless world of have-nots. A person’s self-concept is instrumental in determining those who are “winners� and those who see themselves as “losers.� Professional tennis players call this characteristic “tournament toughness,� but it is really nothing more than confidence in action. Dr. Dobson is founder and chairman of the board of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Solid Answers� and “Bringing Up Boys,� both published by Tyndale House.

Defer to Jesus, let Him shine in the light words coming out of John that he was just God’s the Baptist’s mouth. Even messenger. When a crowd when given the perfect eagerly sought to know if John was the Mesopportunity, he siah, he deferred to shunned self-adDivine vancement. Guidance Jesus. “Someone is comHe attracted big ing soon who is crowds through his greater that I am so powerful preaching much greater that but he remained I’m not even worthy humble. Instead of to be his slave and pointing to himself untie the straps of as numero uno, he Dan his sandals.“ (Luke pointed to Jesus Newton 3:16). and said, “This is John’s humble the one I was talkstance was not a ing about when I said, ‘Someone is coming ploy to build a personal folafter me who is far greater lowing. It was so real that than I am, for he existed John encouraged his own long before me.’� (John disciples to follow Jesus. 1:15). For John, it was all The day after he baptized Jesus, John pointed two of about Jesus. John avoided the trap of his disciples to him. “Look,� he exclaimed. self-glorification. He knew

Maturity comes from life lessons I don’t consider myself people just don’t care back. an old man but neither am It takes years to build trust I as young as I used to be. but only a moment to destroy it. But there are some Pastor’s Don’t compare things in life I have learned that I would Spotlight yourself to the best others can be but like to share with the best you can do. you. It isn’t what hapI’ve learned that pens to others that you cannot make is important, it’s someone love you. how they handle it. All you can do is be I’ve learned that someone who can Randy you can do somebe loved, the rest is Johnson thing in an instant up to them. People that will give you a generally don’t care heartache for life. how much you know until It’s a lot easier to react they know how much you than it is to think. You eicare. Sometimes, no matter ther control your attitude how much you care, some or it controls you.

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Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry but I don’t have the right to be cruel. Maturity doesn’t come with how many birthdays you have had but by what kind of experiences you have had and what you learned from them. No matter how thin you slice it there are still two sides. Lastly, you don’t learn anything by being kicked by a mule the second time. Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

“There is the Lamb of God!� (John 1:36) Are you a humble person? When given the chance, do you gladly defer to Jesus and let him shine, or do you feel tempted to share the spotlight? Humility may be scarce today, but it is a jewel in the crown of righteousness. It’s all about Jesus! We invite you to visit with us this Sunday morning at Grace Baptist Church in one of our services 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Remember to listen to our radio program on WMMG every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Rev. Dan Newton is the Pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of Terebinth in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What sprang up and shadowed over Jonah’s head, delivering him from his grief? Hemlock, Gourd, Flowers, Fig tree 3. From Judges 16, where did Samson tell Delilah that his great strength lies? Deep voice, Mighty arms, Long hair, Kind heart 4. Who married King David after her evil husband, Nabal, died? Tamar, Abigail, Vashti, Sarah ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Gourd; 3) Long hair; 4) Abigail

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QUESTION: That’s easy QUESTION: My fouryear-old has recently “dis- for you to say. My fourcovered� his penis and year-old daughter doesn’t just fondle herself seems rather preoccupied with it. Do Focus on at home, where we you think it’s unthe family ignore it. She rubs herself whenever usual or sinful for we are in public, him to fondle himsuch as at church or self so much? at a restaurant. How DR. DOBSON: should I deal with The answer to both that? of your questions is DR. DOBSON: an emphatic no. UnYou should respond intentional (or even James as a teacher, not a intentional) selfDobson disciplinarian. Take arousal in young your daughter aside children, specifically boys, is neither unusual and talk about your connor sinful. Your little guy cern. Explain that there are is simply showing that he some things that we don’t is “properly wired.� There do in public — not because are no long-term conse- they are wrong, but bequences to this kind of in- cause they are impolite. Just as you wouldn’t nocent childish behavior and it will soon resolve urinate in front of other people, you should not be itself. The only significance to touching yourself when early fondling activity is in others can see you. If she how you as a parent deal continues to fondle herself, with it. I’ve received let- other people will think she ters from mothers who say is strange and some may they have spanked their laugh at her — something preschoolers for touching you’re sure she wouldn’t like. Your purpose in themselves. Some have described speaking this way is to great concerns about this sensitize her to the social behavior, seeing it as evi- implications involved in dence of an immoral na- what she’s doing. Show yourself to be firm ture that had to be crushed. That is a very dangerous and confident, not shocked posture to take. I suggest or embarrassed. The key to your apthat you not make a big proach is the avoidance deal over it.

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You’ve probably seen a few baseball movies. But you’ve never seen anything quite like “Sugar,” which depicts the journey of a young Dominican baseball pitcher whose killer curveball becomes his ticket to the United States — and a way to pull his family out of poverty. Sugar’s story is fictional, but it feels like a real slice of what life is like for many aspiring players in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico or other places where Major League Baseball scouts and trains potential stars. When the likeable, softspoken Miguel “Sugar” Santos (a completely believable Algenis Perez Soto, making his acting debut) is chosen to play for a Class-A farm team in America, one of the bottom rungs on the Major League ladder, he becomes a wide-eyed stranger in a strange land of a foreign language, unfamiliar customs and palaces of consumerism. Based in Iowa and housed with an elderly, baseballloving farm couple, he develops a shy crush on their

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Friday, July 3 FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS 1-3 p.m. Enjoy summer reading with your family and friends. Performance by Marie Augustine’s Garbage Can Band at David T. Wilson Elementary. 270-422-2094 TEEN CONCERT 7-9 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library. Meade County’s own band ‘The Foxery.’ 270-422-2094

Saturday, July 4 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! lovely granddaughter, Anne (Ellary Porterfield). Much of the movie’s Spanish dialog is subtitled, with the notable exception of one moment in one scene, when Anne asks Sugar about the scar on his head. As he falters to find the English words, she tells him it’s OK to speak in Spanish. He does so, and Anne’s expression indicates she’s clearly moved by what she’s hearing. We never find out what Sugar says, because there are no subtitles. Does Anne understand him, or is she connecting with Sugar on a level that transcends the spoken word? Perhaps she’s sacrificing her own ability to understand so that Sugar can express himself freely.

Regardless, it’s an intriguing moment, and “shutting out” the audience provides a glimpse into how it must feel to be someone, like Sugar, who faces a frustrating communications challenge at nearly every turn. The movie follows its own path, defying stereotypes and avoiding just about every sports-movie cliché and fish-out-of-water convention, all the way to the end. Even the things that don’t necessarily come as a surprise — a scuffle with locals at a nightclub, or the relationship between Sugar and Anne — don’t go where you expect them to go. Neil Pond is the entertainment writer for American Profile.


Saturday Morning Cartoons are back on DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960, Vol. 1 (DVD) Children today don’t remember when Saturday mornings were blissful blocks of back-to-back cartoons, an oasis of merriment at the end of a week revolving around schoolwork and grownups. But baby boomers certainly recall it — and will love the fond memories sparked by this five-hour collection of 33 Saturdaymorning ‘toons, including “Top Cat,” “Quick Draw McGraw,” “The Jetsons,” “Secret Squirrel,” “Magilla Gorilla” and numerous lesser-known weekend characters, such as Marine Boy, Ricochet Rabbitt and Punkin’ Puss. The Garth Factor, by Patsi Bale Cox (Book) The unprecedented country music boom of the 1990s was largely the result of the impact of Garth Brooks, a transplanted Okie whose success in Nashville changed the game plan — and opened up

the playing field — for every record company in town. This solid exploration of his superstardom is also an insider’s glimpse into a music industry blissfully basking in Garth’s white-hot glow while wondering just how to capture his brand of lightning in a bottle. The Glorious Fourth of July, by Diane C. Arkins (Book) The red-white-and-blue spirit of Independence Day past is captured in this collection of retro fireworks packaging, posters, postcards, parade decorations and party favors from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And if you’re itching to pitch a stars-andstripes party of your own, there’s also a roundup of vintage menu suggestions, games, poems and other suggestions for celebrating the Fourth of July with a festive, old-fashioned bang. Neil Pond is the entertainment writer for American Profile.

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MEADE COUNTY FARMER’S MARKET, INC. 8-12 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Amy 270-422-7402 VFW DANCE 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270422-5184

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Monday, July 6 BLUEGRASS MUSIC Enjoy free bluegrass music in the Vine Grove Optimist Park every Monday night at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Donna Broadway 270-8772422 IRVINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7 p.m. First Monday of every month. M.A.R.C. BINGO 6-11 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 245 Main Street in Brandenburg. New games and prizes. Proceeds benefit MARC programs for the mentally challenged. Charitable gaming license #000241. MEADE COUNTY ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING 6 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library. Free and open to the public. 270-422-2094 STORY HOUR 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. 270422-2094 VINE GROVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:30 p.m. First Monday of every month. BRANDENBURG CITY COUNCIL MEETING 7 p.m. Second Monday of each month.

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UNIT 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wellness on Wheels Mobile Health Unit will be in the River Ridge Plaza in Brandenburg. Health screenings offered will be blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index/ weight at no charge and cholesterol panel, and osteoporosis bone density for $20 each.

Thursday, July 9

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and petitions are all part of the rallies.

In the spirit of Independence Day, another round of “tea parties” are gearing up for the holiday weekend. Whether called Re-Independence Days or Freedom Rallies, seven events have been confirmed in Kentucky, thousands more across the country. April 15 — tax day — marked the last time the tea parties were held nationwide as a way for citizens to protest the federal stimulus plan and other “wasteful big government spending,” according to the national Web site, www. Louisville tea part organizers say this weekend’s rally will focus on new issues such as socialized healthcare, cap and trade and State sovereignty. Tea party organizers say the events are nonpartisan and family-oriented and attendees are encouraged to bring signs. Politicians and small business owners are featured speakers, and music

Louisville Independence Day Tea Party Saturday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jefferson Square, 6th and Jefferson Street. Informational booths, a musical performance by The Watersedgeguys and several speakers are scheduled to be on-site. Kentucky State-wide Tea Party In Frankfort on Saturday, July 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Frankfort Kentucky State Capitol steps located at 700 Capitol Avenue. Music by “GodCry” with speakers Evangelist John M. Brown, of Flatwood, Ky.; Bro. David Carr, of Somerset, Ky.; Brian Corneilson, Esq., Iraqi veteran and attorney from Fort Knox; U.S. Army, retired, Sgt.1st class MeShorn Daniels, of Louisville; Michael Malone, Esq., Retired Attorney and Kentucky Colonel of Hardin County; Mike Peak of Catholics In Action of Lou-

Richmond Freedom Rally Friday, July 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Madison County Court House located at 205 Main Street. Organizers say the event will be “short and sweet” with speeches concerning hot topics such as growing government and how it could affect taxpayers’ freedoms. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. Other Kentucky tea party events are scheduled in Burlington, Burnside, Independence and Jenkins. For more information visit or http://


Mills said the board initially thought $25,000 - $30,000 of the district’s money would be invested in matching the funds and the rest would be matched through the value of the land and the estimated $20,000 in land work that board members were told would be performed free of cost by the Meade County Road Department. A letter dated Dec. 2, 2009 states “The Meade County Road Department will do the land preparation for you as an in-kind service,” and is signed by Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft. During the June extension board meeting, Craycroft was present and told board members the county would

no longer be able to provide land preparation services. Craycroft said when he initially told the board the county would move dirt for the project, he was under the impression it would be “some scraping and leveling, and about one or two days work.” After realizing how much dirt would have to be moved in order for the pavilion to be built, Craycroft said the county doesn’t have the necessary resources. “After they came back with the plans and I saw there was major dirt movement, we don’t have the equipment or the time to do it,” Craycroft said. “I’m all for the (pavilion) but it comes down to a matter of economics.” He said road projects like

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In late January 2009, board members received word from the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy that the Meade County Extension Service had been awarded $53,098 in agricultural diversification funds to construct the farmer’s market building. The funds awarded by the state must be matched by the Meade County Extension Service, according to Andy Mills, county extension agent and advisor to the district board. The total project cost is listed as $116,313 in the proposal.

Saturday’s smoldering heat wasn’t enough to keep Battletown residents of all ages away from its annual park fundraiser, Battletown Blowout. The all-day event was packed full of fun for all from an auction, the “ugly girl contest,” a cake wheel and corn hole tournaments for adults to face painting, video games like guitar hero and Nintendo Wii, ring toss and tattoos for kids. All visitors paid an entry fee, and, according to Battletown native James Dials, all proceeds went to support maintenance on the park and playground and to pay utility bills.

isville; John Riley of Take Back Kentucky/Gun Rights of Taylorsville, Ky.; Dr. Bob Rodgers of Evangel World Prayer Center of Louisville; and Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Institute headquartered in Bowling Green, Ky. Open mic will be available, giving attendees an opportunity for a one-minute speech. Buses will be leaving from locations in Elizabethtown, Somerset and Louisville.



TOP: Eleven-year-old Payton Wemes paints a large heart on Chelsea Arnold’s arm at the body paint booth. ABOVE: Battletown Post Master Bill Pipes was auctioneer for the day, getting bids on items to help benefit the community’s park. RIGHT: Sixyear-old Andy Dials gets a spray-painted tattoo. blacktopping and chipping and sealing need to be done in the summer months, and the department is already behind schedule from the January ice storm. Edd Pike, who serves on the Meade County Farmers Market board of directors and also helped co-write the proposal, said this news is a bit of a setback. “What’s important for people to understand is this isn’t just for the farmers market,” Pike said. “It’s primary use will be the farmers market but it’s a multipurpose pavilion that will be used for other extension office activities.”

Pike said the building will have rest rooms, sinks and other amenities. Also during the June meeting, extension district board member Tim Gossett questioned the location of the pavilion — initially planned to be to left of the entrance, several feet back from the Old Ekron Road walking trail — saying the building may not be aesthetically pleasing. He asked the board to consider building the pavilion somewhere else on the property. Pike said a key factor to growing the farmers market’s popularity with both consumers and producers is to have it visible from the

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roadway. “I think people are more likely to stop when they can see the activity,” he said. Pike said his concern is that if decisions aren’t soon made, the extension service could risk losing its $53,098 in state grant money. “We thought we would be close to completion right now,” Pike said. “If this next meeting is favorable we might still be able to have it open by the end of July.” The next Meade County Extension District Board meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled for July 7 at 8 p.m. at the extension office.

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Court From page A4 days jail; possession of marijuana- 6 months probated after 10 days; use/possess drug paraphernalia- pled guilty 12 months probated after 20 days. Debra J. Dame, 53, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- waive to grand jury. Amanda G. Brooks, 18, cultivation of marijuana; traffic in marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia- waive to grand jury. Rebecca Gale Brooks, 40, traffic in marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia- waive grand jury. James C. Brooks, 21, traffic in marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia; cultivation of marijuana- amends to $2,500 cash. Dale Lee Rains, Sr., 38, 3rd degree assault/police/probation officers; 1st degree criminal mischief; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs; no operator’s/moped license- 7/01/09. Richard Eugene Miller II, 24, 1st degree criminal mischief; 2 counts of 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; operating vehicle with expired operator’s license; one headlight; improper equipment- 7/01/09. Corey L. Miller, 23, 1st degree criminal mischief; possession of marijuana; 2 counts of 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- 7/01/09. Robert W. Grier, 48, wanton endangerment; 4th degree assault/domestic violence with minor injury- pled guilty 12 months probated after 30 days; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs- pled guilty 30 days probated after 4 days jail; possess open alcohol beverage container a motor vehicle- $25 fine. Earl Ray Jett, Jr., 34, failure to or improper signal; careless driving; failure to wear seat belts; possession of marijuana; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; possess open alcohol container in a motor vehicle- pretrial conference 7/29/09.

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The little single-story white frame home doesn’t look like a place containing anything of interest. Tucked away behind overgrown greenery on a tiny lot, one has to look hard to see a huge stack of driftwood on the front porch. What at first appears to be a single-car garage at the rear of the Elm Street residence is in dire need of paint and general repair. The owner, a bespectacled, middle-aged, reddish-haired man appears to be no more remarkable than his humble home as he sorts through the driftwood, carefully evaluating each piece. For all except a very few locals and a select number of individuals from the world of Hollywood entertainment, finance and politics at the highest level, it’s a very misleading scene. The soft-spoken life-long Ravenna, Ky., resident may be one of Kentucky’s most talented and best-kept-secrets. He’s never sought publicity and has always downplayed his abilities as a person with the skill to bring a piece of wood to life. About a dozen carvings of waterfowl, birds that appear to be in flight, and larger animals sit on mantels and tables in his den, the colorful, first-rate artistry contrasting sharply with brownish shag carpeting. The 53-year-old was a carpenter doing carving as a hobby when events unfolded leading to statewide recognition of his talents in the early 1980s. As First Lady of Kentucky, Phyllis George Brown helped developed the Kentucky Arts program, bringing Kentuckians like

him an opportunity for widespread recognition. He had enjoyed limited success selling his work in Berea, Ky., but got his first big break when invited to set up his wares during a showcase at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. “They gave me a space at the front door and I sold nearly everything I took up there,” he said. Among the buyers there and at other shows were such notables as country singer Kenny Rogers, Larry Hagman of the “Dallas” TV series and former Texas billionaire Nelson Bunker Hunt. Inside a scrapbook of clippings, Hall has personally-written notes from Rogers and Hagman, thanking him for the pieces displayed in their homes and praising his talents. The most unusual is a letter of apology from Hunt, written in 1988. He had filed for bankruptcy after losing his fortune when the bottom suddenly dropped out of the silver market. After briefly being one of the world’s richest men, he was explaining his troubles to Hall and letting him know he would not to be able to pay for a carving he had special ordered. Also among his collection is a photo of him and wife Joyce, a hairdresser, taken with a smiling Laura Bush just prior to a dinner at the White House. He was being honored for having one of his carvings selected for display on the White House Christmas tree. “I called it the Hillbillies Do Washington Tour,” he said. Told that he should feel honored because not many people have accomplished

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Like many Americans, my first visit to the Caribbean was part of a cruise I took with my husband, Michael, and some friends. I loved the beauty of the islands and the wonderful food. While my husband and our friends swam, went snorkeling and bought souvenirs, I talked with local cooks, purchased specialty spices and sauces, and increased the Caribbean recipe section of my abundant cookbook collection. My idea of a perfect vacation is discovering new historical sites, culinary facts, delicious recipes and finding out-of-the-way restaurants — all while enjoying the scenery, the ocean and the beaches. Recently, I was invited to the U.S. Virgin Islands to film episodes of “The Kitchen Diva!” cooking show. I visited St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John as the guest of local public television station WTJX. This succulent recipe for oven-baked ribs is my tribute to St. Croix’s Blue

Moon Cafe’s barbequed ribs. It’s one of my favorite ways to prepare pork ribs to ensure they’ll be tender but full of spicy flavor. The brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and pineapple give the meat a tangy, delicious taste, and the ginger and hot sauce add just the right touch of spiciness. Frequent basting keeps the meat moist and tender. Sunset Jazz Spicy Spareribs 2 pound slab St. Louisstyle pork ribs 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 (14-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce

Cut the slab into individual ribs and put the pieces in a large pot. Cover the ribs with water and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain off the water and put the ribs in a baking pan. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, salt, pepper, paprika and ginger. Bring to a boil. Add the pineapple with juice. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Tabasco sauce. You may want to add more brown sugar if you like a sweeter sauce, or more Tabasco sauce if you prefer a spicier version. Brush each rib with the sauce. Heat the broiler and broil about 10 minutes on each side or until done, basting often. Serves four. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of five cookbooks. Visit her Web site at (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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what he has, the ever-humble artist replied, “There are not many people crazy enough to sit down long enough to do this sort of thing.” Tim has sat down long enough to turn out 1,793 pieces so far, each of them numbered and containing the inscription “Made by Tim Hall with God’s help.” He and Joyce have reared two daughters with successful careers and the deeply religious man considers what he does “my way of witnessing to people and telling them what God has done for me.” Tim said he’s still learning and trying new things, but he sees himself as living proof that, “Even if you’re as dumb as a coal bucket, if you do something long enough, you’re going to get better at it.” Business has been slowed lately by the economic downturn, and Hall notes his inventory on hand may be as high now as it’s ever been, but making money has never been a goal. Not only has he gotten better at his craft, he has been able to carve out his


TOP: Tim Hall poses with one of his pieces of art. BOTTOM: This carving, made by Hall, is of a black wolf. American dream by doing something he loves at his own pace. “My life is like a dream. I get to go out to my garage every day and mind my own business, doing something that has never been like a job to me. “I couldn’t have sat down

and thought up something that would have made a better life.” Don White has served as editor at several newspapers in Kentucky. His Kentucky Traveler features are published throughout the state. Contact him at thekytraveler. com.


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Benham’s Highlift takes customer service to a new level By Lindsey Corley

Paul Benham of Benham’s Highlift and Trucking wants his potential customers to know one thing — the customer is king. Benham’s excavating business began nearly 18 years ago, the idea of his brother, Barry, who started the business after gaining experience working with different companies in the area. Benham joined him two years later and the two worked together, including digging basements and doing ground-work for years in Doe Valley subdivision, until Barry’s death four years ago. “We started back when the economy was good,” he said. “Everything was booming. Everybody was moving in. We dug a lot of basements.” Lately, though, the economy has put the kibosh on new home developments, and Benham said he hasn’t have, whether it be to dig worked in Doe Valley for a basements, dig ponds, grade driveways or while. Mostly, yards, clean he said, he’s up brush been workpiles or old ing outside, trailers, fill in not only in sinkholes, dig Meade Counwater lines ty, but also or culverts in Breckinor haul rock. ridge, Hardin and Grayson — Paul Benham, And that’s just a samcounties, and owner ple of what even across Benham can the Ohio Rivdo and what er in Harrison County, Ind. Benham’s is the he and his brother grew the company to call for any sort company to become. After Barry’s death, howof dirt work someone may

“The only way to make a name is to treat people right.”

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ever, Benham had to virtually start over with the business. Though the two had started out with just a 931 Caterpillar Highlift and a couple of single-axle trucks, they had grown and gotten more equipment, but most of Barry’s inventory was sold in auction four years ago. Benham got a truck, trailer and highlift and started out on his own. Since then, Benham said work has been good, though it’s started to slow down for him. Usually his busy season is during the spring and fall, and though he’s seen natu-

ral ups and downs in business in 18 years, he said he knows that “work comes.” And it comes because of his reputation in the county where he was born and raised. “I get more jobs by word of mouth,” he said, of how he gets his customer base. He said, for example, if he does a good job for one home in a neighborhood, word spreads that he’s efficient and fair and, likely, he’ll get more jobs from that. And it’s not just the small jobs he’s equipped to work, either. He’s done large jobs,

like working on highways and roads. For Benham, the best part of his job is meeting his customers and working outside, in what he calls “God’s country.” He said he’s seen parts of the county and the area that no one has ever seen. As for customers, his No. 1 rule is to treat people honestly and fairly. “I always try to make my people happy,” he said. “If they got a problem, all they have to do is call me.” He said he and his brother thrived on always going back to their customers if

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – The One Knox Policy Council and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board (LTWIB) are encouraging businesses and organizations throughout the region to submit their information to the One Knox Web site (www.oneknox. com). “It’s a great opportunity for the business community to promote themselves, and best of all it’s free,” said Kim Huston, Chair of the LTWIB. Businesses or organizations just need to click on “submit a resource” and input their information. The entry will be reviewed and posted to the site. “We appreciate that the One Knox Web site gives businesses like the Swope family of dealerships a way to reach the Soldiers and civilians who will soon be calling our region home,”

said Carl Swope of the Swope Family of Dealerships. “My business depends on people being able to find me, and the One Knox Web site offers an opportunity to reach a whole new audience,” said Lynn Cowan, Owner of Woodland Gallery. The Web site allows users to search by keyword and location to find businesses, schools, churches and other organizations in the desired geography. This detailed information, such as Web site, address, phone number, and more will provide the visitor who decides to relocate with resources that will help make their transition as smooth as possible. “We want to provide soldiers, civilian employees, contractors and their families relocating to our region with as much information as possible, said Radcliff Mayor Sheila Enyart, Chair of the One Knox Policy Council. About One Knox Established by community leaders in 2006, One Knox serves as the central coordinating agency to help the region respond in the most positive way to

growth opportunities associated with BRAC and Fort Knox. It represents a ninecounty region that mirrors that of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, plus Bullitt County. One Knox also works closely with its partners in Louisville and Jefferson County and the entire WIRED65 region. About LTWIB The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board is a 45-member advisory board that includes representatives from all eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. The LTWIB conducts oversight of the Lincoln Trail Career Centers, youth services as well as employment and training activities funded by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The board also selects and approves providers for employee training, develops relationships with economic development groups and the employer community, promotes private sector involvement in the workforce investment system, and serves as an advisory body to local education and training providers.

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there was ever a problem. “The only way to make a name is to treat people right,” he said. He said customers can expect a precise invoice of what everything costs and he is always willing to go over the details. He also said he knows, from time to time, customers may get into a situation where a job needs to be done and it can’t be paid for immediately, and he said he’s willing to work with those people, too, to fill their needs. “You never pay a guy until you’re happy,” he said. “I always wait until I get the job done.” He said, that way, customers are sure to get what they want while he’s there and working on the property. Benham said he’s seen other companies require payment up front and then never call back if a customer has a problem once the job is complete, and it costs the company in repeat business, something Benham is proud to say he has — customers who come back again and again. “Doing good work and being honest with them,” Benham said, that’s what keeps people coming back to him. “Being friends with them.” Benham’s Highlift and Trucking is located at 2910 Old Mill Rd., off Hwy. 1638. Hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and customers can call either 270-828-3666 or 270668-9143 anytime for more information.



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Horse talk is the lingo at YMCA’s Camp Piomingo By Laura Saylor


LEFT: Chelsea (last name omitted) jumps her horse, Butterscotch, during lessons at the riding arena. ABOVE: Camp Piomingo Equestrian Director Whitney Skirtich, right, talks with riding instructor Lou Estes. tried out the overnight camping,” said 16-year-old Meredith (campers’ last names have been intentionally omitted), who has attended the camp for eight years. “It was a lot of fun.” Meredith hails from Louisville and fell in love with Camp Piomingo’s equestrian camp from her first summer spent there when she was nine years old. “You meet a lot of friends that you keep in touch with over the years,” she said. “My goal since I was little was to get better every year so I could make it to the advanced class.” In addition to the romping and riding, Skirtich said campers also get first-hand experience with all the work that comes with caring for a horse. “They don’t just have fun riding and then that’s it,” Skirtich said. “They learn how to groom, how to feed, how to tack and they help clean stalls. They learn all the maintenance of it.” Additionally, campers also enjoy horse theory sessions during which they ask their instructors questions and request to learn other skills, such as braiding a mane or wrapping a leg. Outside the arena, equestrian campers mingle with the traditional campers and

enjoy swimming and bunking up with their cabin mates. Since summer camp season began, Skirtich said Camp Piomingo has averaged more than 150 campers each week and 65 staff members including counselors, instructors, cooks and lifeguards. The equestrian camp offers a counselor training

program, Skirtich said, that helps initiate leadership, safety and teaching skills to older campers who show an interest in eventually becoming a staff member. “Some campers come back year after year after year, and when they’ve reached the age limit (to be a camper) they want to come back and be one of our instructors,”

The Meade County FFA has celebrated a year of success. The county banquet was held April 16 at the Meade County High School Auditorium. Alex Richardson was named Star Farmer and Star in Agribusiness and Brittany Hager was named Star in Placement. The County Marketing Team was Kelli Eden, Dalton Waters and Joy Straney. The officers for 2009-10 were also presented. They are Ashley Carter, president; Amanda Jarboe, vice president; Joy Straney, secretary; Lydia Richardson, reporter; Chris Cornelius, treasurer; and Shane Greenwell, sentinel. Many awards were presented to local FFA officers including Callie Hobbs, Alex Richardson, Alex Medley, Brittany Hager, Ashley Carter and Aaron Popham.

Regional FFA Banquet The Regional FFA Banquet was held April 30 at LaRue County High School. Meade County FFA was well represented with several members,

advisors, and parents present at the banquet. Members who participated in the Impromptu Speaking Contest and qualify to participate in the State Contest are Callie Hobbs, Landscape/ Nursery Impromptu; Alex Richardson, Beef Impromptu; Amanda McMurray, Sheep Impromptu; Amanda Jarboe, Floral Impromptu; and Ashley Carter, Small Animal Impromptu. SAE Proficiency qualifiers for state competition are Katie Webb, Ag Processing; Alex Richardson, Beef Production and Diversified Crop Production; Brittany Hager, Poultry; Ashley Carter, Veterinary Science; Jeremy Mattingly, Fiber/Oil Crop and Diversified Crop Placement; Lydia Richardson, Emerging Ag Technology; and Steven Taylor, Forest Management. Alex Richardson was named Regional Star Farmer. Callie Hobbs did an excellent job of serving as Regional FFA President for the 2008-09 year. It was time for her to retire and hand the gavel over to someone else. Meade County continued to shine as Ashley Carter was named Regional President for the 2009-10 school year.

fering the same programs we always have,” Skirtich said. “None of our programming has suffered from the park closing.” For more information about Camp Piomingo’s equestrian and traditional camps and other programs offered, visit or call 502-942-2616.

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Skirtich said. Otter Creek Park was officially shut down in January 2009 by Louisville officials since it is part of the Louisville Metro Parks system, though Skirtich said the park’s closure hasn’t affected the day-to-day operations of Camp Piomingo. “We’ve been here for 71 years under the YMCA, of-

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Campers are talking the talk and trotting the trot at Camp Piomingo’s annual equestrian summer camp. Boys and girls ages six through 16 have traveled from as far as California to participate in the riding program held at the camp, which is nestled inside Otter Creek Park in Meade County. Since 1938, Camp Piomingo has operated under the YMCA of Greater Louisville, and its equestrian camp — which runs from June 7 through July 31 — has been one of its biggest draws. “We really work on having fun, and teaching campers what they need to know to advance to the next step of riding,” said Whitney Skirtich, equestrian director at Camp Piomingo. “We get kids that have never been on a horse before and some that take weekly riding lessons.” Campers can sign up for one- or two-week-long sessions in both the equestrian camp and the traditional camp, which offers mountain biking, rock climbing, archery, canoeing and other summer camp activities. Equestrian campers are permitted to bring their own horses, though typically they are assigned one of the camp’s 22 horses that Skirtich cares for during the off season. “We do a lunge line evaluation to see what each of their riding abilities are, then group the campers together,” Skirtich said. “Each group rides every day, working on walking, trotting, cantering and some jumping.” Skirtich said the riding style is mainly English, though participants enjoy some trail riding as well. New to the agenda is an overnight camp out, where campers trek into the wilderness on horseback and sleep overnight, then ride back into camp in the morning. “Last year I was part of the guinea pig group ... and we

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The summer is time for fun and relaxation, but it also has become a season of work for the Lady Waves basketball team. With dead period under way — a two-week break where no athletic activities can be scheduled — at the end of last week, the basketball team finished its productive summer training and workouts with scrimmages at Bullitt East High School. “This summer has prob-

ably been one of the best summers I’ve had coaching,” said 10-years Lady Waves head coach Josh Hurt. “This is probably been one of our most productive summers ever.” The varsity team has posted a 16-7 record during the summer season, with most of their losses to high caliber teams, according to Hurt. “All the losses have been against teams that could be in the state tournament,” he said. “We try to keep it light-hearted off the court, but once we tip it up we’re

Seniors Mallory Wathen, Bliss Powers and Carly Evans have a laugh during a summer scrimmage at Bullitt East High School last week.






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During a warm Sunday afternoon, Travis Howlett stood in the middle of the Meade County Fairground’s motocross track in Motocross wonderment. Results Check B3 for With dirt bikes and four- full results of the motocross races wheelers whipat the Meade ping around County him, he smiled Fairgrounds and said with a laugh, “I put too much money into this track last year. I guess I was in too deep, there was no turning back.” The Bullitt County resident took over the track at the end of last year and wanted to start fresh — and what better way than to revamp the entire track. “The track was real, real tame last year,” Howlett said. “It’s still tame this year and safe, but we

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The Rineyville Community will have a brand new soccer league this fall. Sign-ups are at the Rineyville Community Park Concession Stand (between the baseball fields) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. through July 10. Then July 11, 18 and 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registrations can be delivered to: P.O. Box 71, Rineyville, KY 60162 with a check for fees and a copy of the child’s birth certificate. The cost is $35 for players in the U6 and U8 age divisions and $40 for U10, U12 and U14. Make checks payable to RCYSL.

You pay for the first two children and the third fourth and fifth child from the same household are free.

For questions, e-mail rineyvilleyouthsoccer@ CORRECTION In Last week’s issue, on B2 the caption that read “Cole Miller chases down a grounder at second base,” was incorrect and should have been James Wetherholtz. The News Standard apologizes for the mistake.


ABOVE: Sixteen-year-old Cody Camp, of Brandenburg, soars over one of the table top jumps at the Meade County Fairground’s track. RIGHT: Travis Hardcastle, of Brandenburg, jumps over a hill on Sunday during practice

CU to play UK in November Vickers looks for victory Keith Adkins will lead his Tigers against the University of Kentucky Wildcats on Monday, Nov. 2. Game time will be announced at a later date.


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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Kentucky in an exhibition game on Monday, Nov. 2. Keith Adkins’ 2009-2010 team will have an opportunity to do something no other CU team has done on the hardwood — play the University of Kentucky in Rupp Arena.

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Brian Vickers, who made a switch to Toyota when the Japanese manufacturer entered the Sprint Cup Series in 2007, has yet to win a race, but feels the progress of Team Red Bull is evidenced by his success in qualifying. Vickers, 25, won his third pole of the season


at Michigan International Speedway, though he wound up finishing ninth in the LifeLock 400. “It always feels good to be the fastest driver in this series on any given day,” he said. “It’s a challenge, to say the least. This is the most competitive racing series in the world, definitely here in the U.S. “Sitting on the pole is no


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Little Leaguers find summer success The Meade County Madness 10-year-old All-Stars went 5-0 during the First Annual Father’s Day Bash in Bardstown, Ky. on June 20 and 21. Pictured front row (left to right): Kyle Reed, Ethan Miller, Austin Sanders and Cody Lee. Middle row (left to right): Jacob Crase, Zack Prather, Case Medley, Austin Poole, Tyler Haynes, Bryce Mattingly and Garrett Ammons. Not pictured is Levi Hurt, Tommy Haynes and Wayne Hurt. Back row (left to right): Coaches Gary Poole, Robbie Ammons.

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The Shock went 4-0 at the 11-year-old State Tournament (USSSA). Pictured front row (left to right): Tyson Brown, Xavier Arnette, Justin Rouse and Tanner D’Alessio. Middle row (left to right): John Millay, Ean Barker, Britton Elmore, Kase Mattingly and Hunter Sullivan. Back row (left to right): Coaches Eric Sullivan, Sam Sullivan and Jeff D’Alessio.


The Shock went 4-0 at a Fort Knox Tournament. Pictured front row (left to right) Tanner D’Alessio, Tyson Brown, Justin Rouse, Xavier Arnette and Britton Elmore. Middle row (left to right): Hunter Sullivan, Kase Mattingly, Ean Barker and John Michael Millay. Back row (left to right): Coaches Eric Sullivan, Jeff D’Alessio and Sam Sullivan.

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From page B1 easy accomplishment. ... (The team) gave me a great car.� Vickers, who is from Thomasville, N.C., has won eight poles in his career and won a race at Talladega, Ala., in October 2006. At the time of his lone victory, he was at Hendrick Motorsports. Vickers has remained patient at Team Red Bull, a new entry at the time he signed up, as its performance has gradually improved. “I think we’re making gains,� said Vickers. “We’ve been making gains all year. We’ve been making gains since this team was founded. There are times when we’ve made huge gains and times when the gains have been slow. There have been times when we’ve taken a few steps back, but for the most part we’ve always taken more steps forward. “We’ve come so far in such a short amount of years, and hopefully, we can keep going.� Vickers offered a staunch defense of Toyota’s rightful place in NASCAR. “Personally, I didn’t grow up in the Detroit genera-

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Making the exhibition even more special is the fact that the Wildcats have a new coach in John Calipari and what some observers say is the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. “For the last couple of years they’ve been playing against someone in our conference,� said Adkins. “Rusty (Hollingsworth, CU director of athletics) was diligent working with (UK Athletics Director) Mitch Barnhart.� Adkins couldn’t say enough for what Steve Branscum did behind the scenes. Branscum, of Russell Springs, Ky., is a trustee at CU and Kentucky. “There’s no question it’s a very big event for our program, the university and our community,� said Adkins. “They have a new

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After switching to Toyota, Brian Vickers has won three poles this season and says that feat is no easy task. tion,� he said. “I grew up in a national and international generation. To me, I see multi-national conglomerates that do business all around the world, and it’s very difficult to distinguish where their headquarters really is. Probably the only person (who) can distinguish where any company’s headquarters is these days is

coach and a highly-regarded recruiting class.� Adkins also hopes the exhibition will have an impact on his recruiting. The time of the exhibition has not yet been announced. “It’s got to help. When you can tell kids that they’re going to get to play UK in Rupp Arena, that has to be a factor.� It won’t be the first trip for Campbellsville into “SECland,� as Adkins likes to call it. The Tigers played Arkansas twice. They’ve also played Western Kentucky, a team that has had consecutive Sweet 16 and Round of 32 seasons the last two years. Shining additional light on an already glimmering situation, the game is believed to be the first public scrimmage by UK against players other than among themselves. “There will be a lot of excitement from fans of both programs,� Adkins said.

whoever is collecting taxes. I can assure you that Uncle Sam knows where (Toyota’s) headquarters is. “Toyota, in a lot of eyes and to me with what I’ve learned about them, they are as much of an American car company as anyone. They have been over the years, and the Toyota Camry is the only car in the sport right

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improved it to challenge everybody. It’s still safe for the beginners, while challenging skilled riders.” Howlett, along with his friend Jimmie Brooks, made the track longer with more jumps and turns. The track now is 8/10 of a mile long, offering a challenging yet enjoyable ride for dirt bikes and four-wheeler riders. They also have opened the track to more races and practice dates throughout the summer. Appeasing both dirt bike and four-wheeler riders was a task Howlett and Brooks met head on. “We just tried to get (the track) better and get more people out here racing,” Brooks said. “Motocross is hard because you have to please both the bikes and the four-wheelers. They like completely different things.” Dirt bike riders are more apt to technical courses with jumps and rhythm, while four-wheelers like a flatter track with smooth banked turns, according to Brooks “Four-wheelers don’t like ruts, but bike guys love the ruts, they prefer it,” he said. “Four-wheelers want to drift around turns and not get stuck in the ruts.” But the two feel they’ve found common ground for both types of riders. “We have more fourwheelers than any local track I know,” Howlett said. “That’s not normal. That says a lot for the diversity of this track. You have to have the equipment to do it. We have some good equipment this year and a lot of people are helping us out.” Taking care of the track has become a daunting task for the duo. It can soak up close to 20,000 gallons of water during a race day and takes all night and morning to prepare for a long day of competition. The night before a race, the two will drag the track

with a tractor to break up the dirt and then water it. In the morning, they will till the track again, making it race ready until the late morning. Around noon, they go over the track again for the final races of the day. “If you water it down and the sun and wind starts blowing, the track will dry right back up,” Brooks said. “The wind is actually worse than the sun. It will dry up the track real quick. The only thing is if you go over the track with the tractor it will bring up that moisture again.” All of Brooks’ and Howlett’s labor has been met with good response from riders who enjoy the new track and layout. Seventeen-yearold David Mings of Meade County says it’s the second best track he’s ever been on. “This is a pretty good track right here,” Mings said, who has been riding competitively for four years. “They keep it well maintained. There’s still more room to make it better, but it’s a challenging track.” With the improvements, Howlett has noticed an increase in riders and spectators this year. One of the most important changes Howlett wanted to make was an infield viewing area where fans could retreat under the shade of trees during hot summer days. “We wanted to get people to watch down in the shade,” Howlett said. “The infield was the best place to do this. So far people really like that.” The track upgrades have brought crowds in droves. With three races held so far, Howlett has seen the group of riders increased to 130 participants per race. Up to 75 racers have participated in practice days during the non-race weekends. “It seems like every race it keeps building up and building up,” he said. “It seems like I have one crowd one week and another crowd another week. But really every day we get new people coming out and riding.”

With those kinds of numbers, people feel the track helps the local economy. “It’s really good to have a track around here,” said 16-year-old dirt bike rider Travis Hardcastle, of Brandenburg. “You talk to people and they are going to McDonald’s or getting parts (for their bikes) here in Meade County. It helps the whole community.” Brooks feels the track has its pros and cons. “Being here has been a blessing and a curse,” he said. “Because it’s on the fairgrounds people think it’s fair track. Most people won’t race fair tracks.” Although the track is considered to be shorter than most at 4/5 of a mile, it’s still roomy and has exciting elements such as a backside double and two tabletop jumps. “A lot of people will think it’s a fair track, but it’s not,” Howlett added. “A fair track is when they go up into an arena and build a small track there. Fair tracks are really small. This is a good size track. I don’t want people to think this is just a fair track.” With all the talk about fairs both Howlett and Brooks look forward to the Meade County Fair when the next event will take place. “That’s a big race,” Howlett said of the motocross race on July 19. “I’m trying to get a purse built up for those for the pros. I’m hoping for maybe 200 (riders) during that weekend.” With those kinds of numbers rolling in, the work has all been worth it. “I enjoy it,” Howlett said who has children who ride in motocross. “I really do, this is something my entire family enjoys.” The Meade County Fair Motocross starts at noon on July 19. The track will be open for practice on July 18 for $20. For more information visit www.meadecountymx. com and be sure to check future issues of The News Standard for more motocross information and results.

Total Meade County MX points through three race dates: QUAD MONEY 93 Dewayne Newton 50 108 PJ Nevitt 47 3 Spencer Lyons 22

13 Josh Longacre 35 John J. Arnold 33 Brad Harney 68 Shaun Delong 69E Scott Owen 515 Patrick Tierney

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4 Kurt Kissinger 209 Jalen Hardcastle 12 Chandler Stumbler 126 Jackson Gasser 193 Zach Wells

QUAD B 215 Corey Circle 5 Jason Frank 413 Cody Higbee 20 Matt Elkins 12 Zach Taylor 47 Brandon Johnson 43 David Whelan

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25+ OPEN 310 Gary Hethcox 141 Zac Hickerson

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QUAD D 1 Tyler Cummings 37 Zach Mattingly 3 Kevin Farmer 56 Dyllon Townsend 7 Kyle Haynes 10 Jonathan Stone 3E Steven Probus 4 Austin Maysey 819 Robbie Saltsaver 88 Bradley Fisher 87 Scott Beckman 05E George Stofel 8 Matt Speaks 13E Brad Sutherland 33 Brad Harney 11 Houston Janusz 333 Joe Wisman 121 Kyle Embry 88E Steve Brock 43 David Whelan

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LITES MONEY 34 David Hings 918 Michael Akaydin

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30+ OPEN 155 Chris Skrine 326 Cameron Ford 744 Paul Hall 26 Jason Gasser 2 Phillip Kemack

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LITES B 15 Matt Hinton


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QUAD 7-10 13 Camron Lane 17 Natalie Emery 51 Jasper Voyes 7 Taylor Anderson

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SR. MINI 12-15 422 Nathan Hall 11 Cody Camp 4 Levi Camp 18 Ethan Hester 9 Stephen Lowery 333 BJ Marsh 607 Nick Smith

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JR. MINI 7-11 211 Devin Eskridge 526 Blake Emery 302 Zach Hall 1 Dale Howlett

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30+ VET MONEY 40 Rodney Carrier 831 Jason Schmidt 585 Chad Scharlow 82 Mitch Barnes

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50CC 7-8 333 Tyler Ford 7 Ben Butler 54 Cherish Casey 95Matthew Vuleta 44 Amy Nott

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50CC 4-6 14 Carter Shrine 47 Alex Knaver 7 Abby Wilmoth 8 Brice Gasser

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QUAD 4-6 7 Kanaan Stephenson 211 Zachary Cheek 11 Conner Cooper

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COLLEGE BOY 17-24 15 Matt Hinton 35 Cameron Dedman 704 Chris Akaydin 218 Tommy Hager 41 Christopher White

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SCHOOL BOY 12-16 11 Cole Durham 34 David Hings 422 Nathan Hall 961 Alex Williams 65 Brandon Garbrough 611 Andrew Vuleta 92 Taylor Sweeney 179 Cody Spencer

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65CC 10-11 526 Blake Emery


65CC 7-9 732 Cameron Hethcox 7 Ben Butler 12 Chandler Stumbler 126 Jackson Gasser 31 Brice Gasser

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QUAD C 42 Shaun Simpson 8 Travis Mattingly 84E Michael Owen

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LITES C 62 Zach Hawkins 35 Cameron Dedman 34 David Mings 141 Ezra Hickerson 961 Alex Williams 245 Nick Morris 179 Cody Spencer 24 Dylan Bratcher 65 Brandon Garbrough 611 Andrew Vuleta 332 Colby Bratcher 15 Tyler Brown LITES D 2 Braxton Cain 11 Cole Durham 29 Zach Hughes 17 Brad Dietzman 573 Andrew Fernandez 777 Ken Millick 525 Jake Richardson 5 Jeff Knott 11 Cody Camp 99 Chris Boyle 19 Bobby Joe Knott 209 Jalen Hardcastle 247 Zach Uhlig 610 Brian Casey 572 Joey Claycomb 20 Lanny Bogard 113 Dylan Casey 288 Kody Knott 310 Brandon Brown 80CC BEGINNER 211 Devin Eskridge 28 Tony Thomas 526 Blake Emery 302 Zach Hall 777 Drake Singleton 4 Levi Camp 9 Stephen Lowery 1 Dale Howlett 5 Blake Hughes 793 Zach Wells 878 Brandon Marsh 126 Jackson Gasser 621 Ray Schapper 4/ Keston Gagel

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ABOVE: Travis Howlett (left) chats with David Mings during Sunday’s practice ride. LEFT: Briley Shrewsberry maneuvers the newly remade Meade County Fairground’s motocross track. BELOW LEFT: Zach Hughes soars over one of the tabletop jumps on the new track. BELOW: Bailey Hall pops a wheelie while jumping through the air during one of his practice run on Sunday.


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Court From page B1 ready to play.” The team’s productivity has a lot to do with the returning incumbent senior class. Without losing a player who saw playing time last year, the team returns five seniors: point guard Caroline Wilson, guard Mallory Wathen, center Bliss Powers, forward Alexa Adams and guard Paige Long. “They are fifth-year seniors in a lot of ways.” Hurt said. “They have all been here before. I have to give my seniors credit. They come every day with enthusiasm. Sometimes summers can be a task, but not with these girls.” The team also picked up a new, but old, player — senior forward Carly Evans. Evans took last year off and joined the track team this past spring where she was a state finalist in the long and triple jumps. This year she has returned to the court with a vengeance. “It’s really good to get back out onto the court,” Evans said. “I think I’m a hundred times better than I’ve ever been. I’m more relaxed and having fun with it. I’m just enjoying the summer.” Her athleticism and powerful jumping skills improved an already potent frontcourt featuring senior Bliss Powers and junior Scarlett Powers, who both measure over six feet tall. “Scarlett and Bliss have been playing well,” Hurt said, “and then Carly Evans has stepped and has already made an impact.” Younger players have stepped it up too this summer. One player who has improved tremendously is junior Tiffany Brown. Brown also runs cross country and track, while competing as one of the best hurdlers in the state. “Tiffany Brown has had a really good summer,” Hurt said. “I’ve been impressed with her. She’s quick as a cat. Obviously, if you’re going to be a state contender at the hurdles you’re an athlete. What she’s been working on is decision-making and handling the ball. But the three-sport athlete knows all too well the rigors of an off-season and the fact that she never gets to rest between seasons. “I never feel like I get a break,” she said. “My game has really improved. I just have to make sure to keep playing (basketball) through cross country season so I don’t lose anything I learned this summer.” Hurt also is impressed with the freshmen and sophomore classes, one of

the standouts being sophomore LeAnna Luney “When you talk about improvement, (Luney) is head and shoulders from what she was last year. That’s what’s exciting about the summer is seeing these kids grow.” The downside to off-season workouts is injuries. Although the team has gone through this summer relatively unscathed, Adams sprained her ankle three weeks ago. “The big key to summer ball is staying healthy,” Hurt said. “You want to get through the summer avoiding any big injuries. You want to keep people rested and play a lot of players. We try to keep her healthy.” Summer is always a time for immense improvements, but in a laidback environment, player bonds also strengthen. One of the most instrumental parts to the teams’ bond is camps. This year the team went to Western Kentucky University for four days to compete. Hurt took players from seventh through 12th grade. “It was a great time for the kids to get to know each other,” he said. “It was a great time for us to get to know each other. You get to know them on a personal level, eat meals with them. You know that kid ‘X’ is a point guard, now you get to know that kid ‘X’ likes country music.” In addition to the laidback times of the summer months, the off-season is also a time for evaluation and preparation. “It’s a great time to evaluate and get an idea of what you want to work on in October when the season starts,” Hurt said. “When we step on the floor we want to keep it serious. We’re a lot more free with our substitutions and we try to keep it simple.” With summer being a busy time for most of his players, finding interchangeable lineups is part of the challenge for Hurt. “It’s a great time to mix and match lineups,” he said. “In the summer, you’re going to have kids doing other things like a softball tournament or are out playing basketball or on vacation. So you end up throwing different lineups out there and you see different kids play.” In the heart of the dead period, the Lady Waves can now rest for the upcoming season, which has high expectations. “I think we’re all bonding,” Evans said. “This is our last year and we want to end our career the best we can. We’re just a bunch of girls that go out there and have fun. I think our relationship is stronger than it’s ever been. I think we can take it all the way this year. I think we can take it to state.”


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SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

1. Name the four Florida Marlins who in 2008 became the first infield to have each player hit 25 or more home runs in the same season. 2. How many times has Jason Kendall caught at least 145 games in a major-league season? 3. Name the five University of Oklahoma football players who have won a Heisman Trophy. 4. In the 2007-08 season, Golden State became the winningest team to miss the NBA playoffs since the league went to a 16-team playoff format in 1984. How many games did the Warriors win? 5. Who is the only player in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy (MVP), the Norris Trophy (top defenseman), the Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) and the Art Ross Trophy (scoring title) in the same season? 6. Name the first three-time NASCAR Cup race winner at Texas Motor Speedway. 7. Who was the last female tennis player to win three of the four Grand Slam events in the same year, and which one did she not win? Answers 1. First baseman Mike Jacobs (32 homers), second baseman Dan Uggla (32), shortstop Hanley Ramirez (33) and third baseman Jorge Cantu (29). 2. Five times, including 149 for Milwaukee in 2008. 3. Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (‘69), Billy Simms (‘78), Jason White (‘03) and Sam Bradford (‘08). 4. The Warriors were 48-34. 5. Bobby Orr in the 1969-70 season. 6. Carl Edwards won there at 2005 and 2008 (twice). 7. Serena Williams in 2002. She did not win the Australian Open. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Play” in 2008-09. State parks have a “Chip Shot” package that includes overnight lodging and 18 holes of golf with a golf cart for $79 (April 1, 2009 to October 31, 2009). The package price is per person, per night, based on double occupancy, plus tax and is subject to availability. For those desiring an all-inclusive package, the popular Tee’s & Zzz’s golf packages are still available, which include overnight lodging, breakfast and dinner, 18 holes of golf with a golf cart, welcome gift card and preferred tee times. Package prices begin at $109 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, plus tax (April 1, 2009 to October 31, 3009). For more information about Kentucky State Park golf courses, including the State Park Golf Trail, go to and click on the golf link. The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park

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Golfers under 18 years of age can enjoy a free round of golf during July.

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A new category has been added to the Meade County Fair this year! Prince & Princess of Meade County! This category will be for couples ages 3 and 4 years old. This contest will be held at the Farm Bureau Building starting at 6 p.m. on July 25, 2009. Following this new contest will be the Little Mister and Miss Meade County Fair for couples ages 5 to 7 years old. If you are interested in entering a couple in either of these contests, please contact Anita Hobbs at 270-4224108 or Darla Anderson at 270-541-4247. Both contests are limited to 25 couples. MCEMA (Meade County Emergency Management Agency) is asking all churches to contact him with information on your church’s name, location, phone, fax, and e-mails to have on file for emergency situations. Please call 270-4222776 or e-mail him at DIVORCE with or without children $95. With FREE name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24 hrs/ 7 days: 888-7890198 Reach over 1 million readers with one call! Contact the classified department of this newspaper or call KPS at 1-502-223-8821 for more information about placing a 25word classified in 70 newspapers for only $250

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1998 GMC, 148,500 miles. 20’s, new tires, shaved tailgate, rollpan, tinted windows, cowl hood, euro lights front and back, lowered, black, fiberglass, bedtopper. $6,500. Call 270668-5847.

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

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REALTY AND AUCTION 422-4977 • 877-6366 • 547-4977 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1200+ sq ft. new construction condos on the golf course in beautiful Doe Valley. Condos feature laminate wood flooring, ceramic tile, walk-in closets, galley kitchen with stainless steel appliance package, rear deck/patio and oversized 1 car garage. Enjoy all of the amenities Doe Valley has to offer.

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2.5 acres, Zoned B-2. Split into 2 lots. Perks for 2 home sites. Great for Duplexes. Flaherty area. $31,000. 270-945-3314. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to The News us at 270-422-4542.

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13 ac mini farm 10 miles from Brandenburg. Beautiful home site, wooded and open, electric. 5 ac and 10 ac wooded tracts, Breckinridge Co., only 25 miles from Fort Knox. 1 ac Meade Co. Water, septic, electric, only 12 miles from Fort Knox. Hunters Dream: properties 38 ac to 112 ac up to 367 ac. Properties are in Breckinridge, Meade, and Jennings Co. in Kentucky. 30.8 acres Breck Co. between Brandenburg, Irvington. Wooded, electric, beautiful home site, $59,900.

Call MW at 270-668-4035

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Pigs For Sale- All Yorkshires. 1 male weighs about 500 lbs. no testicles. 1 female weighs about 400 lbs. she is pregnant and due about September. 1 male born Jan. 1, 2009 weighs about 130 lbs. no testicles. 1 female born Dec. 14, 2008 weighs about 130 lbs. Please make offer! Must sell! Call Kathy at 270-4974516. 900 LP’s. 33 1/3 vinyl records. All types of music. Lots of sets. Asking $330 for all. Call 270-497-4516. Hugo Rolling Walker with seat. 300 lb. capacity, like new, only used 4-5 times. Paid $170, will sell for $100 or best offer. Call 270-4221516. 5x10 trailer with ramps $450 or best offer. Craftsman truck bed toolbox $100 or best offer. Call 270-3126005. Jenny Lynn cradle $40. Large area rug, 8x12, $30. 270-828-3192 or 270-9455878. Washer $50, electric stove $50, solid cherry t.v. armoire $200, recliner chair $50, t.v. stand $25, solid oak coffee table $75, prelit 8’ Christmas tree $100 (used 1 yr), Thomas the Train toddlers rider $150. Call 270-828-8480 or 502494-7335.

Able To Travel: Hiring Eight people, no experience necessary, transportation and lodging furnished. Expense paid training. Work/ Travel entire US. Start immediately. www. Call 407-405-1582 ABLE TO TRAVEL. National Company Hiring 18-30 Sharp people. Able to start today. Transportation and Lodging Furnished. NO EXPERIENCE Necessary. Paid Training. Over 888295-0108 HOST FAMILIES for Foreign Exchange Students, ages 15-18, have own spending money/ insurance. Call Now for students arriving in August! Great life experience. 800-SIBLING. Media Relations Specialist: Journalism degree or 2 yrs. experience required. Salary negotiable. Mail resume to: Pike County Fiscal Court 146 Main Street Pikeville, Kentucky 41501 Part-Time, home-based Internet business. Earn $500-$1000/ month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. FREE details. Steel Worker Trainee program. Medical/ Dental. 30 days vacation/ yr. $ for school. No exp needed. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri 800-282-1384.


Seeking administrative assistant to work 30 hours per week. Applicants should have excellent communications and computer skills; understand the Internet; be able to deal effectively with the public in person and by telephone; be able to carry out general office duties; and possess the abilities to work on their own and under pressure to meet deadlines. Applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and, if available, samples of pertinent work. To receive a copy of the job description, applicants should email their requests to Applications should be mailed to the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 483, Brandenburg, KY 40108-0483, in time to be received by July 20.

We are looking for that PERFECT FIT for our REHAB SERVICES TEAM… COULD YOU BE IT? Our Rehab Services Department is growing and has the following FULL-TIME CAREER opportunities available. WE OFFER COMPETITIVE RATES and EXCELLENT BENEFITS. CALL TODAY to find out more… *Physical Therapist in Long Term Care *Physical Therapist in Outpatient (No Holidays/ Weekends) *Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. E-mail your resume to:, or fax resume to 270-762-1905 -Attn: Stephanie NutterOsborne- For more information, call 270-762-1906 COME GROW WITH US AT MURRAY CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL 803 Poplar Street Murray, KY 42071

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-349-5387

FREE Heavy Equipment Operator Training completed within 30 days with employment assistance. Must be LAID OFF and Collecting Unemployment or exhausted Benefits to qualify. AMERICAN HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAINING 866280-5836

Computer desk for sale, great shape, $100. Call 270-422-4542. Oak table dinette piece, can break down to smaller table and set 4. It is in good shape. $150, call 270-4221515. Steel gooseneck horse trailer, can haul up to 4 horses with tack room, $1,800, call 270-6682881. A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!!! Brand Name laptops & desktops Bad or NO Credit- No Problem Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW- Call 800-816-2643

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6.4 acres, on Hwy. 228, 6 miles from Brandenburg, city water available, lays nice for a home or mobile home. $34,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270828-2222. 1.25 acres with Mobile Home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water, all electric, Located between Flaherty and Vine Grove off Browns Lane on Farmer Brown Court. $44,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270-828-2222. Mobile Home with 2.4 acres of land. A 16x80 home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, city water. Located off U.S. Hwy. 60 and Hobbs Reesor Road on Sunset Drive. $54,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270-828-2222. 5 acres set-up for Double-Wide Home, with city water, septic, electric, located between Otter Creek Park and Doe Valley off Hwy.1638 and Hwy.933 in the Woods. $39,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270-828-2222. 1 to 6 acre lake front lots on Rough River Lake, city water, long lake frontage, in a new development. Starting at $19,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270-828-2222.

One acre set-up for mobile home or double wide with city water, septic system, electric and drive-way. Located off Old Ekron Road in Popular Hills. $27,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270-828-2222. 5 acres at Big Springs, set-up with septic system, water well, city water is also available, electric, drive way, all fenced. Located on Hwy. 2199. $37,900 Financing Available for Everyone!, 270-828-2222.

MORTGAGES/HOME LOANS I’m looking for 5- 1st Time Homebuyers to take Advantage of a Government Insured Home Loan Program! Don’t miss out on the $8,000 Federal Grant! Call 859-296-4495. (Pro Mortgages, LLC, Equal Housing Lender)

The City of Vine Grove will have Autumn Daze Festival in the park on September 19. We are looking for craft, food, and yard sale vendors. For more information, call Donna Broadway at 270-877-2422. Entry forms for the festival may be downloaded at www.

Join the Meade County Archers! The archery club is a division of the Meade County Sportsmen Club located at the fairgrounds in Brandenburg. For membership info or for questions, please call Brian Hamilton at 270-945-5742 or Mike Greenwell at 270945-3581.

The Meade County Senior Citizens Inc. Board is trying to bring their roster upto-date. Anyone that is a member, please send your membership number, address and a contact phone number to Meade County Seniors, Inc. Attn: President P.O. Box 1600, Brandenburg, KY 40108. If a relative or friend knows whether a member is deceased, in a nursing home, or has moved away from the area, please send or bring a letter with that information to the senior citizen center Mon., Wed., Thurs., or Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you have a member certificate, bring it or mail a copy. Please submit any information even if you don’t know your member number. It is important. For more information, please call 270-422-5200. Report suspected illegal activity in your neighborhood by calling the Meade County Sheriff’s Department anonymous tip line at 270422-4673 or email drugtips@

Private country living. 3 bd, 1 ba, single-wide on 1 acre in Breckinridge Co. $39,900. $3,900 down. $303 a month. Nice shaded 5 acres with 3 bd, 1 ba double-wide close to Big Springs. $54,900. $4,900 down. $554 a month. Newly remodeled 2 bd 1 ba vinyl siding house on 1 acre, garage, shed, in Guston. $54,900. $4,900 down. $554 a month. Small 3 bd, 2 ba doublewide, metal garage with shop and shed, 5 acres, fenced off. 690 Breckinridge. $69,900. $4,900 down. $719 a month. Close to Rough River, 4 bd, 3 ba, double-wide, garage. $79,900. $4,900 down. $830 a month. Call our friendly sales associates today! We’re open 7 days a week, and visit our website at www. For many more listings, call 866-865-5263!


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

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Yamaha C-3 Scooter, 249 miles, gets 115 mph per gallon. $1,995. Call 270668-6639.

Computer for sale, XP home, AMP Semphrom 3400+, 512 meg ram, internet ready with keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Works like new! Great for home internet use or a person going to college. 270-422-4542.

Building lots in Milstead Estates, located near Flaherty in Hwy 144, city water available, streets will be paved “restricted to houses.” $29,900. Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.

For Rent One Bedroom • Utilities Included

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

High tensile fence wire, 12 ½ gauge, galvanized, 3 rolls, 4,000 ft each. $70 per roll. Call 270-828-4737 or 270-945-2644.

Wooded building lots, located near Otter Creek Park, in Forest Ridge Estates, county water, streets will be paved, “restricted to houses”. $24,900 Financing Available for Everyone! www., 270-828-2222.

Furnished Apartment

Round hay bailer in good condition, shed kept. Call 270-945-3809 or 270-5476289.

3 pt. hitch tiller, 6 ft wide, $1200. 18 ft. tandem trailer, good shape, $900. Two row corn planter, $75. Call 270-547-4567 or 270-6687376.

4 acres, water well, lays excellent, located on Shumate Road near Ekron. $24,900. Financing Available for Everyone!, 270-828-2222. HELP WANTED MEDICAL Ky Health Training: Nurse Aide Training, Phlebotomy training. Lexington & Georgetown. Day, Night, Weekend classes. 859963-2901, 888-274-2018 www.nurseaidetrainingcenter. com

We buy and sell land Thinking about selling your farm give us a call we pay cash, quick closing

525 N. Dixie, Radcliff, Ky 40160 Moving! Must Sell! green leather rocker recliner $25, wood corner entertainment center $50, waterfall antique dining set with 6 chairs $500, 6 hardwood chairs $100, double door fridge $150, porch swing $25, console piano $400, office desk and chair $50. Call 502-240-9277.

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24 ac mini farm near Irvington. Nice home site, pasture, trees, electric. Newly remodeled 3 bedroom home with garage. Country setting, close to Doe Valley and 1638 area. $72,000. Call 270-945-9747.

Kentucky Land Company of Irvington

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

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Labor-Handyman services available. 15 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 270-945-7879.

BIH Trucking Company. Driver Trainees Needed! No CDL- NO PROBLEM! Earn up to $900/ week. Company endorsed CDL Training. Job assistance. Financial assistance. 888-780-5539


CDL-A Flatbed drivers, Weekends Home, Paid up to .42¢/ mile. Benefits. Paid vacation. 6 months OTR exp. req’d. 800-441-4271 xKY-100

Lot 8 - 1.638 acres $25,900

Drivers- Miles & Freight; Positions available ASAP! CDL-A with tanker required. Top pay, premium benefits and MUCH MORE! Call or visit us online, 877484-3061 DRIVERS NEEDED, No experience required, Get your CDL in few short weeks. Scholarship available, Werner, TMC, USA Truck, and Covenant are HIRING NOW!!! 800-455-4682 Flatbed Company & O/O Drivers Needed. O/O Must have own trailer and equipment. Excellent Pay & Benefits, Home weekends, Low Deadhead Miles. Call M-F 8AM-5PM 800-525-3383 ext. 106 or apply online at FREE CDL Class-A or B training completed within 3 weeks with employment assistance. Must be LAID OFF and Collecting Unemployment or exhausted Benefits to qualify. TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING 866-244-3644 OTR Drivers Join PTL! Top Pay! Required 12 months experience and CDL-A. Out 10-14 days. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262.

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

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

Notice: Transportation to NA meetings will be provided from MACC Ministries, Battletown, beginning Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. for Brandenburg and Irvington. For more information, call Glenn at 270-497-4378. Notice: Transportation to AA meetings will be provided from MACC Ministries, Battletown, beginning Wednesday, Jun 10th at 6:30 p.m. for Brandenburg and Irvington. For more information, call Glenn at 270-497-4378. BRANDENBURG AL-ANON: Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road. Meets Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8 p.m. Open to all. Call 270-422-1050 for more information. OPEN DOOR ALATEEN GROUP: Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road. Meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. These meetings are for Al-Anon and Alateen members only. You qualify for membership if your life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. Please come to any Al-Anon or Alateen Opened or Closed meetings! Call 270-422-1050 for more information. A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place, 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-5470347 or 270-547-0445. N A R C O T I C S ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270547-0445. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Look Good, Feel better, 3rd Monday of each month. 10:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270-706-1493 for more information. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Man to Man Prostate Cancer Education and Support, 2nd Tuesday of each month. 6 p.m. in the 5th floor boardroom at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270706-1493 or Karen at 270-706-1250 for more information.

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



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Friday, July 3rd- 8 a.m. to ? Jena Court, Brandenburg. Baby items, kids clothes, appliances and much more! Rain or Shine! Saturday, July 4th- 8 a.m. to ? 519 Lakeview Drive, Brandenburg. Books, school curriculum, sewing patterns, furniture, etc.

YOUTH Foreign exchange students seek host families in Meade Co.

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Submitted by Brian MarGrave STS Foundation In an effort to raise cultural awareness and understanding in Brandenburg, we would like to invite families to host an international exchange student this August. Host families provide room and board, a safe nurturing environment and have a genuine interest in learning about a different culture. Students range in age from 15 to 18 years old. Students will have all of the money they could possibly need and their own health insurance. The school that the students will attend is dictated by the host family’s home address. We interview the families in their home to find the best match for the students that we have available, and we invite families of all shapes and sizes to host. We welcome empty-nesters, single parents, newlyweds, retired parents, families with several kids at home or none. The matches are made according to personality, background, family structure, hobbies, interests, talents, affinity

with animals and or pets, allergies, religion, academic interests, sports interests, maturity level, level of independence, musical interests and playing instruments. A student’s lifestyle may be better suited for an “outdoors” family that rides four-wheelers, likes to hike, camp and fish, lives on a farm, and enjoys horseback riding or a student may be better suited for a family that enjoys primarily indoor activities such as playing cards, reading, playing music, watching movies, playing video games, board games or cooking. We connect them on as many levels as we possibly can. Children of families that host will receive a scholarship to study abroad. The students will attend public high school for one academic year, which begins this August. The STS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization designated by the Department of State, a member of CSIET and has been raising cultural awareness through cultural exchange since 1986. For more information please call Brian MarGrave: 800-522-4678 or via e-mail at

Borui Zhang

Johanna Mayer

Justus Eckardt

Nannapat Hirunwong

My name is Borui. I was born in China in 1993. I have a strong command of the English language and am extremely fluent. My mom is in administration and my dad is a salesman. I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I am crazy about basketball! I am the captain of my high school team and am a really good at this sport. I am at the highest level of play without being professional. My basketball team won the championship title last year. I love watching NBA games. My favorite player is Allen Iverson. I am learning to play guitar and I play the piano. I really love to cook and I can teach you to make some different Chinese dishes. I can’t wait to tell you all about my culture and learn about yours. I have so much to tell you and not enough space ... LOL.

My name is Johanna. I was born in Sweden in March of 1992. I am a Protestant and I would attend church with my host family. My father is retired and my mother is an opera singer. I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I have had seven years of English and three years of German. My three passions are riding horses and Salsa dancing and big families. My parents divorced when I was very young. I have lived alone with my dad for all of my life. My dad is 65 years old and worked as a head chef in a restaurant ... so there is always good cooking and amazing meals at our house. We have a dog, two cats and two rabbits. When I have a family of my own I would like to live on a huge farm with horses. I have some chores at home ... nobody has to tell me to do them, I just do. I do dishes and clean and whatever else.

My name is Justus. I was born in Germany in 1994. I am a Protestant and would happily go to church with my host family. My dad is an insurance broker and my mom worked as tax accountant but now she is able to do the things she loves and not work at all ... except taking care of my dad, brother and me. I have had five years of English and six years of French. I enjoy playing golf, playing the piano, reading, swimming and riding my bike. Another hobby of mine is video games. My favorite subjects are English, science, math and music. I sometimes cook the meals at home for my family. My favorite meals to cook are Schnitzel and Kartoffelpuffer. I love animals and would love it if my host family had dogs, cats, hamsters, bunnies or any kind of pets really.

My name is Nannapat. I was born in Thailand in January of 1993. I am 5’3” and 108 lbs. I have had seven years of English. I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I play on my high school basketball team and I have practice for three hours twice a week and have matches on the weekends. I collect stamps and love to listen to music. I am a very disciplined student and have remarkable grades. I clean my room every day and keep the house tidy. I don’t have any pets at home but I think it would be nice if my host family did. I love to read detective novels and comic books. I also enjoy trekking and rafting and doing some mountain climbing.

Kids get creative and game crazy on art day NOW OPEN Family Fun Friday at David T. Wilson Elementary School is sponsored by the Meade County Public Library and is part of the Summer Reading Program. Last Friday, the Family Fun Day centered around the theme “Get Graphic: Art Day.” There were different art projects set up for youth and their families, as well as a special appearance by the Krazy Video Game Van. The van, owned by Bill Farley, has 20 video game units — 16 inside and four to be set up outside. Farley’s video game store, called The Game Store, in Radcliff, Ky., offers the van for rental, for a minimum of two hours, at the rate of $35 per hour. For more on the MCPL Summer Reading Program, contact the library at 270-422-2094. For more on The Game Store, call Farley at 270-351-4263.



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By Laura Saylo r editor@thenews It was 200 years Bluegrass Homemakers collect old May 22: Leslie Medley, Violet Chism, Randall Bandy and ago this summer that David M. Braxton Bolton Richardson and U.S. Ă ags for VFW May 23: Shane Benham and Allie Medley trekked from Whithis family Friday, May 22, May 25: Carrie Lancaster, Mary Bourroughto and Mono to what’s now ehall, N.Y. In recognition of Flag Day, er in Wisconsin in 1885. He Lou 200Pike called Mid9 way, Ky. May 26: Logan Wemes and Virginia Singleton the Meade County Home- chose June 14 as it was the The Richardso May 27: Robert Earl Wilkins Jr., Sidney Allen, James makers are collecting worn 108th anniversary of the ofn located to estab family reout U.S. Ă ags. These will be Ă€cial Stars and Stripes, and Campbell, Charlie Cook and Cody Durbin lish a farm on nearl y 6,000 acres of land May 28: Lisa Knott, Kristin Wemes, Wilma Blackburn turned over to our VFW Post celebrated a â€œĂ ag birthdayâ€? The News Stan that stretched dard - A11 from Paynfor proper disposal. with his students. As his an- and Rick Kendall eville to Rich ardson LandIs your U.S. Ă ag ready for nual celebration gained covering — a docking retirement? Has it seen its age in newspapers public point at the Byand Cryst Ohio River that alOn Benham used better days? Please bring it to addresses, crysta the idea grew. to exist l@thenewsstand below present-da the Extension OfĂ€ce on Old June 14, 1889, a New York Bottom Road in y Crosier Battl Ekron Road, or give it to any City teacher held ceremonies Since 1809, thou etown. Wheofn hislast homemaker before June 10. for the children school, September ’s sands of acres of the origi wind devaadnal Happy birthday, stated Meade The U.S. Flag Code states and Flag Day storm was later come and gone plot have County and that, “when a Ă ag has served opted by the State Boardsurro of unding Richardson nam under the areas, Jay Hend Dad! You’re its useful purpose, it should Education of New York. erson, like Homer Lee Riche, though many others, wasin be destroyed, preferably Adults also participated ardson — the greatest. great-great-gre go without elect forced to at-grandson by burning.â€? Many service Flag Day ceremonies. In 1914, ricity and of David M. — running water for days is proud to organizations conduct Dis- Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of say 550 acres Henderson, being . have never posal of Unserviceable Flag the Interior, delivered a 1914 a busiLove always, been owned by ness man, could Erica Foushee and Jacob Kyle anyone outCeremonies on June 14, Flag Flag Day address in which n’t go too side the Richardso long Jeremy outhe havin n family. Regina Foushee of Brandenburg and Chuck Foushee of Eliz- Day. This ceremony creates he repeated with words saidg a clean CLOCKWISE (from shav so durin “That means a lot,â€? Homer abethtown, Ky. are pleased to announce the forthcoming mar- a particularly digniĂ€ed and the Ă ag hade,spoken to ghim Kaye and Homer top): Softball Lee said. “Bice and bustle of the the hustle Lee ntennials on riage of their daughter, Erica Danielle Foushee to Jacob Kyle solemn occasion for the retire- that morning: “I am what state emerstars Richardson at the farms are beco gency he decid Lady Wa ming more ves Anderson, son of Kevin and Darla Anderson of Guston. ment of unserviceable Ă ags. you make me; nothing ed more. to grab a marker of a slave farm; a and more rare. players com softball quick shave at ’s â€? Danielle is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School Flag day was ofĂ€cially es- I swing before your eyesD’s as aBarberthe family ceme grave in the East-W pete in shop in Brandenb Raised on the tery; Homer plush, slenand is currently employed by Head Liners Salon Spa as a cos- tablished by the proclamation of color, a symurg. Lee amid his soft Star gam est AllA family endeavor The on-airbright pair gleam der hills of the Little red winter es. family farm, metologist. of Pres. Woodrow Wilson on bol of yourself.â€?did he know, the barwheat; a property Homer Lee and ber giving him Jake is a 2006 graduate of Meade County High School and May 30, 1916. But it wasn’t So ifMcD your Ă ag is his notshav a e, Pat WMMG radio features toe-tapping farm from the earlymap of the The Turners’ farm doesn’t boast Sports, B4 brothers — Sim, his three onald , wouald 1800s. Celebrate the end an era as the is currently employed by Lusk Mechanical as a service techni- until Aug. 3, 1949,tunes, that Presibright gleam of color, symBillof and local news, and fun on-air soon bethe most acres or largest yields, Way come ne — County THE NEWS STANDA hisprobusin Meade Class of essbring upHigh Fri cian. dent Truman signed an Act and bol of please partner. likeSchool personalities, its yourself, Tradio RD/ day,grew but it’s home sweet home and any in Basketball Ju other farm “I came into neisren, 19, LAURA SAYLOR 2009 featured in our the state-of-the-art farm child 200 The wedding will take place at 6 p.m., May 30 at Ekron Bap- of Congress designating June it to the Extension ce togram lets listeners make a great OfĂ€(the pulli a place where their children can 9 ng barbermach more their shop weig inery and recen than 1,500 acres ) when summer team hosts special C Section. Ben Ac hthta and learn hadDay on anything to cows. tist Church Blanc Christian Life Center. A reception will imme- 14th of each year deal as National day.from In cars honor ofwe Flag tly con- dom ing the struc reap the benefits of rural living. the Sep, pretourna bo trick temb ws She s inant ted of er ki, and the feed ly of corn, Homer Lee are barn storm Sporttrade . diately follow at St. Johns reception hall. All friends and family Flag Day. 2009, “Tha please Ă wind y a A11 new Ă ag at said. ,â€? he soy- pleased s Edito Business, Agriculture, A12 this week ment Richardson fami the acreage, the s that pock beans and whea After grad r t’s their when uating from children are Ă€elds are still t. weItmet ly boasted 270-422-4 are invited to attend. America’s birthday was your starte business or home. is a and sports@ Richardso the cover of steeped in histo maintain 140 broo They also both interested Murr 542 ay d talkin nor TOP State the farm has thriv Sp g ry. LEFT “Pro new in farming, about going Univ d cows. traditionally celebrated on the proud symbol of our country, gressive on Jay ssta: nda ersity ed Hen B3 , on, At Farmerâ€? maga and hope they’ Homer rd.c into THE With the fruits ts, thewne business toget NEWS the co-o omders Lee entra his help S TAND even nce zine. child of ll r INS of ARD way of tuall carry hood their Fourth of July. It is thought the United her.â€? States of America. 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He was born Wednesday, of Esther Pearl Archuleta nt vid is pro to theed.beau derstexpended anding the label $45 and to Costtyis of The a budget had $5,000 April 29 at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in Roberts and Harold Francis registratio piece of prop is very important can be dow ertythe n forms or Meade County/Brandenburg In. New Albany, Ind. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was Roberts, to Chris Shaw, 62, of be nlo adedvalua www.vine more When using frombledustrial to Development Authority (IDA), a her20 ½ inches long. Brandenburg, son of Chrisgro lives ves tock occer. com. For bicide, it is impo during a rtant ages ght Braxton is the son of Phillip and Julie Spink of Guston. tine Margaret Crain Shaw Gasaid something Pace theCe city budgets rdeton fourthan up. Contadrou Staff Repo and a pond. know nte r &s itLandscapi the plant ct Gary Grandparents are Donnie and Shirley Fackler of Branden- and Rex Shaw. rt 270-317-2How ever,Lonitsg beaueach FY. 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This are in participa fee isr $40 in footba abun EnteReg n tionslimy (on the As IDA board).â€? danc pla istre, rpris e. nts ationappe ted . ll • an Tre the aring forms on mat is a d soccer weeds die, oxyg es and shrubs ateww while the spok serie line Pace — who serves as chairman of the s of camps, en to w.v •tion On April 25, nearly 25 class of 1959 graduates of Irvington High School gathered together to Bu the Ă€lame deple nto high sch groves nts n that could see com. Ap ine occall resul ds ool gym Vine er.joined IDA and — t due Ă€lled wi en-explained Groveplictangl to • Se ed pot ato catch up on lost times. Of the 43 original classmates, 23 were present, 10 are deceased — Jackie toweed Joyner three deca ations wa th ying ed s be toget fut can es her. It tends ure Lady s. A sudden iled Chamma basketbal Wheeler, Eugene Mitcham, Dorthy Ammons, Jimmy Tucker, Phyllis Haire Little, Donald Meof totothe P.Oits people are appointed by oxyg the city to repdepletion of Waves Boxber l player . growth along 592, Vin start en in the Com s compe theit on merc ador, George Luney, Doris Dowell, Barbara Alexander Cole and Ruby By Carter — Saylor and 10 were abthe gam e Gro wate ther is IDA’s board, and the 401 Laura s and ve, KY ting detriment 75. ePosedge e they lov the bottoresent al to Ă€sh. m of abou t ma sent — Henrietta Cashman, Eugenia Jolly, Robert Henderson, Wallace Foote, Eddy Kerr, Jewel e. In cases 1 tot how All three As it grows, oxyg countyaappoints three members. receive pondrk. by ISof dens MONDAY bloom discounte July muc en is it is bette OPENe algae Lyon, Beulah Miller, Tony Simmons, Ronnie Nicolas and John Parr. newula feeh. Reg s- form soccer and camps — footba d causes it and r to treat 1/3 of - ,SATURDAY 9 AM TO 6 PM r fee ised to bas rise pape the to The painting behind those pictured below was created by Wes Kendall, Irvington High eacrs ket $45 canthe the surfa pond in two week A2 ball — tau ll, h for the basics BRANDENBURG — Meade County 1st/2nd ce. Besides its uglySee QUESTIONS, inter gh vals. doand of t to help School 1938-1981. eac chi looks, it is ld the 3rd and Now is the time h game, focusing Ă€reĂ€ghters and emergency responders while to up are also a nuisance in with free the on com . Chmupond ild MU s used for recre herbicides becau treat during int in-game experienc ST be yeasrsread ation. arrived at a harrowing scene Monday se the nitie four er-camp old by e water A pond ersAugus scrimma ordin. The soc t 1 in is like most land ideal temperature is more er to evening: an overturned pumper truck live ges. partici we He own. cer . Treat If pat not ing later in the camp ne properly mandoubled SA rules. aged e per is KY pictu that trapped Ă€ve local Ă€reĂ€ghters inside. arly summer increases Conta,ctit will not its numb my Lonred be producTamthe chance ticipants er of pa g na with 270-31 to harm Ă€sh tive.7-2In That accident occurred around 6:30 rfrom las mo Don 766order due to properly for t ye over 100 rmatio Betsre water temperatu to higher on,info pres p.m. Monday on KY 448. According to n. tain a lawn, - main campers. ar, with res and lack gard identRin other cam The tw of eyv the Ă€eld a soil sample shouen or of oxygen. Kentucky State Police reports, the ap-          ps als ille ld be o saw an o Vine Grove done youth crease in Pond scum periodically in paratus was traveling eastbound in the           soc cer   inand other numbers  order fal to l PHOTO COURTESY Cham 20 aquatic weeds know 09 seaber . Turn to B2 sonof OF VINE GROVE are right hand lane and overturned when     registrat what depleted nutriCHAMBER OF COMME The Rin Com but can be contr unsightly ents to ion merc this week’ for more photos apply. eyve. RCE TOP: Emergency ille Comm olled. Prethe vehicle operator attempted to merge        of s camps. will hav vention by mon uniwate ty e a brandPond responders remove itorin cer lea into the left hand lane. new soc r should be wate TOP: Ad gueĂ„this Correction: In r quality is the g the -dically to perio am Wals Ă„ve reĂ„tested ghters from fall locally owned & headquartered and our employees Sign-u lastare most ef. monitor fectiv week Meade County Fire District Chief Lar- We a pack of h leads ps are ’s certa acros in e s the mean mine at county,â€? the busin article titled, “Sipes mak ral s the truck. levels. 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Friday, July 3, 2009

Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It was comedian and TV host Jay Leno who made the following sage observation: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak." •Those who keep track of such things say that the most popular name for pet pythons is, perhaps unsurprisingly, "Monty." •Fashion historians claim that England's Queen Elizabeth I owned 3,000 of the elaborate dresses popular during her time.

•If you're like the average American, there are approximately 10,000 words in your vocabulary.

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•Without a bottle opener, a drunk homeless man in Belgrade, Serbia, was at a loss as to how to open his beer. So he hit upon the bright idea of using a hand grenade to pop the top. A live hand grenade, as it turned out. He popped his own top as well, dying in the incident. There's no word at hand to explain how he got the grenade to begin with.

Telecast Maiden Possess Possesses Fishing gear Attention getter Storm French city Space Falsehood Praise in verse Solemn promise Historic time

•The Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt is so large that its base would cover 10 football fields. Thought for the Day: "The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything." — Walter Bagehot

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't be surprised if, in spite of your wellmade plans, something goes awry. But don't worry. Your knowledge of the facts plus your Arian charm will help you work it out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A personal relationship seems to be demanding more than you feel you're able to give. Best advice: Confront the issue. You could find the situation surprisingly easy to work through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist being pressured into meeting your self-imposed deadline. This is important if you really feel that taking more time to finish a project could save time in the long run. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A vacation choice seems less interesting than when you first made it. Could it be a matter of the place or the people going with you? Find out before you consider a change of plans. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Someone might be overriding your Leonine logic to get you to agree to "favors" you would normally avoid. Take a new look at what you've been asked to do and see if you've been misled. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Try to keep that emerging "judgmental" aspect in check this week. Too many critiques on relatively unimportant issues could create a lot of negative bounce-back reactions. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Facing unpleasant facts about an associate isn't easy. But ignoring them isn't wise. Ask a trusted (and neutral) friend to help guide you on what to do and how you might do it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A shift in opinion regarding a workplace situation could go a long way in vindicating the stand you've taken. But be aware that a satisfactory resolution could still be a long way off. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) It's not like you to choose the easy way rather than the right way to do things. So, follow your instincts and feel assured they will lead you to the right decision. Good luck. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Hold off on making a personal commitment until you find out what it really entails and whose interests are actually involved. There could be hidden facts you need to know. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new friend offers an unexpected opportunity that could lead to a career change. Check it out carefully and consider getting an assessment from someone familiar with this field. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A surprising discovery leads to mixed reactions from those involved in the "revelation." But as you come to appreciate the truth, you'll be able to also come to terms with your feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of travel helps you appreciate the wonders of the world. You would find a satisfying career in any travelrelated industry.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

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Busy July Fourth brings boating hazards Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — More boaters will be on Kentucky waters during the upcoming July Fourth holiday weekend than at any other time of year. Families will head to the water to fish, tube, water ski and enjoy a long weekend away from work. Boats full of vacationing friends will navigate crowded waters to find the best spot to watch fireworks. In the midst of all this fun and festivity, it’s easy to forget that the Independence Day holiday is often the year’s busiest and most congested weekend on the water. “The one thing that we notice about the July Fourth weekend when we go back and look at the boating accident, injury and fatality data is that we seem to have more incidents during that weekend than either Memorial Day or Labor Day,” said Sgt. John Anderson, boating education coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. That statistic isn’t meant to scare boaters away. But it should convince anyone who steps into a boat to be extra careful during the busy holiday weekend. Crowded lakes and rivers demand careful navigation from boaters, particularly around crowded fireworks viewing areas. “More people on the water makes for more congested waterways,” said Capt. Mike Fields, boating law administrator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “More congested waterways can make for more close calls and more incidents.” Boat operators should drive slowly in crowded areas, and scan the water carefully for swimmers, tubers, skiers and personal watercraft operators. “If I could only say two things to the boating public that I knew would

Check Out Our Amenities! Indoor Swimming Pool The Ohio River will be busy with boaters during the 4th of July weekend. make a difference, the first thing I’d say is wear your life preserver,” said Anderson. “Ninety percent of those who die on the water would have lived if they’d been wearing a life jacket. It’s the best insurance policy you can have.” Life jackets are required for boaters under 12 years old when in the open part of a boat that is underway. Additionally, a life jacket must be readily available to each passenger in the boat. “The second thing I’d tell the boating public is to take a boating education class,” Anderson added. “People who have completed a boater education class are 70 percent less likely to be involved in a serious boating accident.” The classes are available free of charge throughout Kentucky, or they may be taken online for a fee. Boater education is required for youth ages 12-17 who are operating a boat with a motor of 10 horsepower or more. For complete information on boater education and to check the schedule of courses, visit Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Web site at “If you’re going to attend fireworks displays in your boat, make sure your

running lights are working,” added Fields. “Especially after dark, we encourage everyone to wear their life jackets. Should something happen to you, finding your life jacket in the dark would be nearly impossible.” Kentucky conservation officers will be out in full force during the holiday weekend. “Officers will be on the lookout for impaired or reckless boaters,” said Anderson. “We’ll be working with other state and local law enforcement agencies around the water, to stop impaired boaters who may try to make it to their vehicles and drive.” Boating under the influence is a serious problem in Kentucky. About half of the boating fatalities in this state happen because of alcohol use, which is more than double the national average. It is against the law for boaters, whether operators or passengers, to consume alcohol while on the water. “Our goal is to have everyone come and have a good time, and leave with good stories,” said Anderson. “We don’t want their stories to be stories of tragedy or heartache.”


For complete boating regulations, including laws regarding safety equipment such as life jackets, fire extinguishers and running lights, check the 2009 Kentucky Fishing & Boating Guide. The guide is available online at and wherever fishing licenses are sold.

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14 boats show up for fishing tournament Brandenburg Huntin’ and Fishin’s weekly Tuesday night bass tournament netted its biggest turnout of the year with 14 boats. Glenn and Dale Hobbs took the crown with a weigh-in of 4.95 pounds. Results of the tourney:

1st Glenn and Dale Hobbs, 4.95lbs. 2nd Robertina and Butch Filburn, 3.95 lbs. 3rd Roger and Hunter Dunaway, 2.80 lbs. Big Bass Billy Sipes and Andy Padgett, 2.01 lbs. Big Trash Fish Robertina and Butch Filburn, 7.95lbs.

Webb’s Butcher Block provided free food and drinks for the participants.

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Emilyn Janae Haycraft

Jason and Cindy Haycraft of Brandenburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emilyn Janae. Emilyn was born on March 19, 2009 at Hardin Memorial Hospital at 12:50 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds and a half ounce and was 18 inches long. Emilyn was welcomed home by her brother, Nathan, and her sisters, Brailyn and Bethany. Her grandparents are John and Janet Pike of Payneville, Pam Davis of Hardinsburg and the late Bennie Haycraft.

Joe and Jan Daniel


The family of Joe and Jan Daniel of Brandenburg, will celerate their parents 50th wedding anniversary on June 27, at 2 p.m. at Buck Grove Baptist Church. Joe and Jan were married June 28, 1959, at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood, N. D. They have three children and five grandchildren. The family welcomes all friends and requests no gifts please.

Shannon Herbaugh Grosskopf and Kenton Todd Richardson were married June 27, in a private wedding ceremony. A reception in their honor will be held at the Richardson Family Farm, 4772 Brandenburg Road, July 4, at 6 pm. All family and friends are invited.

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A commemorative picture of Sue Shacklette Cummings’ 70th birthday celebration. Sue is center, in blue shirt.

70th Birthday Celebration at family farm birthplace Family and friends gathered for a 70th birthday celebration for Sue Shacklette Cummings on June 13. The party took place on the family farm where Sue was born on June 14, 1939. Sue Shacklette Cummings is the daughter of the late Ed and Ora Shacklette; her brothers are J.C. Shacklette of Brandenburg,

Louis Shacklette of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Don Shacklette of Louisville. Her children are Donna Geddes of Richmond, Ind., Debbie Chee, the late William Cummings, Bob Cummings and Charlotte Fackler, all of Meade County.

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Trevor Sego

Hunter Bennett celebrated his 11th birthday with family and friends at the family campground in Concordia, Ky., on Saturday, June 27. Hunter is the son of Chasidy Bennett of Wolf Creek, and the grandson of Ricky and Fay Bennett of Wolf Creek.

Trevor Sego. of Brandenburg celebrated his first birthday on Friday, June 12, with a Mickey Mouse themed party. He is the son of Dan and Todd Sego of Brandenburg and the grandson of Rob and Diana Haukom of Brandenburg and Jennifer Sego of Crestwood, Ky.


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Birthdays July 3: Kenny Albert II. July 4: Jeffrey Wilkins, John Richard Tibbits, Judy Ditto and Joyce Housel. July 5: AleeneBaggett and Carol Fearly. July 6: Janet Smith and Zach Taulbee. July 7: Marcella Barger. July 8: Peggy Haynes and Hannah Patterson. July 9: Larry Medley, Mandy Sturgeon, Michael Loyd and Steve Deibler.


McDonald’s restaurant manager Anita Gibbs, left, and owner/operator Vincent Tanner, right, present employee Sheila Bennett with the coveted Ronald McDonald® Shoe plaque for 16 years of service. She has been with the McDonald’s of Brandenburg since April 1993. Sheila has recently decided to retire from the company. Her coworkers, family and friends wish her all the luck.

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