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Federal employees continue to tour county as part of BRAC By Laura Saylor

MCHS assistant principal David Dailey talks to a group of federal employees and their family members at the high school auditorium.

BRANDENBURG — Close to 30 federal civilian employees, the majority of whom reside in and around St. Louis, participated in a tour of Meade County and the surrounding area on Nov. 20, as part of a base realignment and closure (BRAC) initiative at Fort Knox.


Tours of Meade, Hardin, Grayson and Bullitt counties began in 2008 when government employees who were presented with the opportunity to relocate to Fort Knox through BRAC wanted a first-hand look of what could potentially become their new homestead. As the base realignment progresses and the construction continues of the Army installation’s Human

Resource Command Center — which, according to Fort Knox officials, will create nearly 3,000 jobs — Meade County continues to play host to visiting families. On Nov. 20, the group had lunch at Doe Run Inn where Brandenburg Mayor David Pace, Meade County Judge/ Executive Harry Craycroft,

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County gets A+ rating on credit profile


Standard and Poor’s report says county’s economic indicators are ‘good’

The spirit of the season was amplified Saturday at Riverfront Park where the annual Christmas by the River was held from noon to dusk. Food vendors, musical performers, mule-drawn wagon rides, craft booths, a silent auction and other festivities culminated with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa flipped the switch, turning on the near 100 light displays. Fireworks and photographs with the Clauses followed. The light displays are open daily from 5:30 p.m. to midnight through Jan. 1.

By Laura Saylor According to a recent credit profile submitted to the county by Standard and Poor’s — one of the country’s largest financial research firms — Meade County is sitting on a fairly soft seat. As part of Meade County Fiscal Court’s recent decision to refinance the county jail bonds in order to receive a lower interest rate, the accounting firm that was selected for the refinancing contract sought out a credit profile on Meade County as it stands today. In that profile, Standard and Poor’s gives Meade County an A+ long-term rating based on the following factors: access to regional employment opportunities in Fort Knox and Louisville; a general fund balance that the firm considers “very strong;” debt levels

CLOCKWISE (from above): Mrs. Claus laughs in delight as Santa turns on the light displays; fireworks and a waxing moon shine down upon the Christmas by the River festivities; Jordan Stull, 4, and his nanna, Karen Adkisson, watch the fireworks display; Steven Allen, 6, tells Santa what items are on his wish list this year; Brandenburg mayor David Pace welcomes Santa to town.

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Engineer hired as step to rectify city’s violations


By Lindsey Corley

MULDRAUGH — At a special meeting called by the city council, council members, except Curtis Kelley who was absent, voted unanimously to contract with engineer Eddie Hawkins as based on the recommendation from the storm water committee, headed by Louis Holston Jr. The committee met prior to the special meeting and reviewed the qualifications for several engineering firms before recommending Hawkins. At city council’s last regular meeting, mayor Danny Tate informed the council about two notices of violation the city received from the Kentucky


More free H1N1 vaccine clinics available for children at local schools Staff Report The News Standard

Through the Meade County Health Department and Lincoln Trail District Health Department, more free clinics for Meade County students and their younger siblings were held this week.

The school-based clinics began last week at Flaherty and Payneville schools and will be held throughout December until all schools have had vaccine clinics, according to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. This week, the free clinics were held at Muldraugh Elementary School and Da-

vid T. Wilson Elementary School. Brandenburg Primary School will hold a clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 5-8 p.m. Meade County High School’s clinic will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Parents should have received a yellow consent

form that was sent home with students prior to Thanksgiving break. The school district urges parents to have the form completed before arriving at the clinic. Notes about the clinics: •The H1N1 flu shots and flu mist nasal spray will be available while supplies last.

•If your child is under the age of nine and needs to receive their second H1N1 shot, they will be unable to receive it at this clinic. •If your child has been on an oral antibiotic, they must be off of the antibiotic for one week to receive the vaccine. •Vaccines will not be

given to any child who has a fever. •If students missed the clinic hosted at their local school, they can attend any of the upcoming clinics. For more information, contact your local school or the Meade County Health Department at 270-4225919.


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Annual wreath festival has helped PINS spay and neuter 4,100 pets By Laura Saylor

The halls are decked at the Meade County courthouse where the Pets In Need Society (PINS) hosted its annual wreath festival this week. Hand-crafted wreaths, stockings, swags, ornaments, scarves, light boxes and other holiday items are on display throughout the courthouse lobby and hallways as decorated by PINS members. Local businesses, individuals and PINS members crafted all the items. A kick-off celebration was held Sunday afternoon and featured pony rides and refreshments. A booth was stationed all week long, during regular courthouse hours, by a PINS member to greet visitors and receive payments for the array of items for sale. The festival will continue throughout the day today and will wrap up at 4:30 p.m. when the courthouse closes. The wreath festival is the largest fundraiser the animal humanity group hosts, and 100 percent of the proceeds go toward the spay and neuter program, said PINS vice president Liz Bell. Through the program, animals adopted at the Meade County Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered free of charge to the owner. Cats and dogs not adopted at the shelter can still receive a large discount for spaying or neutering their pet by calling PINS for a special voucher. This year alone 565 dogs and cats have been neutered in Meade County through PINS’ program with a total billable cost to the group of $25,011. Since PINS’ inception in 2001, 4,114 animals have been spayed or neutered.

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(From left) Caseworker Bridget Love, county attorney Margaret Matney, child support supervisor Joyce Bratcher and caseworker Angie Decker pose with the award.

Co. attorney’s office receives state award By Lindsey Corley


TOP: PINS vice president Liz Bell, right, talks about the items on display. ABOVE: From left to right, PINS board members Deb Benham-Sobel, Liz Bell, David Kitson, Don Frenzl, Annette Hornsby, Leslie Humphrey and Ellen Allgor. “And we’re still going strong,” Bell said. PINS was founded by Karen Kennedy and Deb Sobel nine years ago and through the support of dozens of residents who care about the welfare of local animals, it has grown to be the largest non-profit organization in Meade County. The current president is David Kitson, vice president Bell, secretary Annette Hornsby, treasurer Ellen All-

gor and board members Don Frenzl, Deb Benham-Sobel and Leslie Humphrey. For more information about PINS, its fundraisers and community-wide projects, visit or call the group’s voicemail box and leave a message at 270-422-3838. Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of the month at Little Dave’s Down by the River. New members are always welcome.

Meade County High School where guidance counselor Bob Bertrand and assistant principal David Dailey talked about the school system and opportunities to afforded to Meade County students. During tours held in the summer of 2008, some visitors said the natural beauty and quietness of Meade County’s rural setting, as well as its school system, were their strongest points for considering a possible relocation here. The low volume of traffic, river access, and juxtapo-

sition between Fort Knox and Louisville were other positive remarks made about the area. Others felt the county was a stark contrast to the fastpaced life of St. Louis, Indianapolis and Alexandria, Va., where many of the employees up for relocation presently reside. BRAC procedures at Fort Knox commenced in 2007 and are scheduled to be completed by fall 2011. For more information, about BRAC visit

draugh into compliance with the regulations. Putting an engineer on retainer was one way Tate hoped to appease the state and avoid fines, which could total up to $25,000 per day. The next regular meeting of the Muldraugh City Council will be Monday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

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Meade County Child Support, part of the Meade County Attorney’s office, including county attorney Margaret Matney, caseworkers Bridget Love and Angie Decker, and child support supervisor Joyce Bratcher, were honored for their hard work and service in child support endeavors with an outstanding performance award at the Kentucky Child Support Enforcement conference held Nov. 16-17 in Louisville. The award is one of the only 20 given to other Kentucky counties with the same level of performance, which included establishment of paternity, establishment of child support, en-

forcement of child support and arrearage collection, or delinquent child support. “I’m just thrilled,” Matney said. “I think it is a result of the hard work on behalf of the caseworkers and the supervisor. It shows the dedication they have to the jobs they do every day.” Matney said the award, which hadn’t been given to Meade County in some time, is a result of the legwork of the caseworkers and supervisor. “I couldn’t do it by myself,” she said. “It’s very important the accolades go to them.” Meade County’s award was based on counties with between 1,000 and 2,000 cases. Other county sizes vary from under 1,000, from 2,000 to 4,000 and more than 4,000 cases.

Mocha Truffle Cookies Recipe Ingredients • 1/4 cup butter, cubed • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips • 1-1/2 tsp instant coffee granules • 1/3 cup sugar • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar • 1 egg, lightly beaten • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 2 tbs plus 2 tsp baking cocoa • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 1/3 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips • 1 ounce milk chocolate, melted

Directions • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in coffee granules until dissolved; cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Add the sugars, egg and vanilla. • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in toffee bits. • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Yield: 15 cookies

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Editorial Once again, the Christmas By the River opening day celebration made any visitor to the event feel like Brandenburg was home, and made any resident happy that Brandenburg is their home. The near-perfect weather set up a festive, community-oriented day filled with holiday cheer, good neighbors, good food, fireworks, music from local performers and a visit by the big man of Christmas himself. The amount of organization and man hours that went into the event shouldn’t go unnoticed, and all those who take a drive through the Christmas By the River light displays should be eager to toss a handful of change or dollar bills into the donation box at the end — the only surefire way to ensure the displays can be funded for future years. With Thanksgiving behind us and the first snows upon us, at the speed at which Christmas is approaching, it surely seems we’ll be hanging Valentine’s Day hearts by tomorrow and heading to the county fair next week. Take time out of your week to attend an upcoming community event, a holiday church picnic, a middle school choir concert, a bake sale benefitting local families, or take a drive through the Christmas By the River. Do it fast, and enjoy the season because as quickly as Christmas has come upon us it’ll soon be a footnote as we start a new year.

Why state sovereignty needs to be preserved Jeff Johnson Kentucky Patriots

Letters to the Editor To the Editor: With the winter months upon us, many people will be confronted with difficult choices such as paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. More than 49 million Americans are food insecure; meaning they lack consistent access to enough food at some point during the year. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, a member of Feeding America, has been serving Central Kentucky for 27 years, helping 63,000 people every year. With widespread community support, we are working to make sure that those in need are made aware of the help available to them, through government programs and area agencies — food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters — that provide emergency food assistance. Together, we can provide hope to hungry Americans. Tami Delaney, Development Director Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series by monthly columnist Jeff Johnson. Last week I wrote about the meaning of State Sovereignty and the importance that it played in the foundation of our nation, and the acceptance of the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land. Our ancestors not only cherished their individual freedoms but understood that regional priorities of economy, morality and personal values were an important factor of where they chose to establish roots and raise their families. While some people stayed in the more secure populated cities and townships of the eastern seaboard, others opted for the freedom and opportunity the new territories had to offer. It wasn’t long, however, until the newly formed federal government began to test the extent of its powers. In 1798, Kentucky, along with Virginia, found it necessary to issue Resolutions of Nullification in response to the federal government’s passage of the

Alien and Sedition Acts. The Kentucky Resolution, authored by none other than Thomas Jefferson, was an affirmation of state sovereignty that is still considered a landmark legal document today. These resolutions confirmed that not only were the Alien and Sedition Acts unconstitutional, but that as such, were unenforceable within the States, and called upon the other States to join with Kentucky in opposition to them. The fledgling federal government, not willing to subject itself to such an abject challenge of its authority, chose to let the contested portions of this law expire by sunset provision, rather than to contest the states in open court. Kentucky had made its mark as an independent jurisdiction within the Union. Throughout its history, the government of the United States has sought to impose its will upon the individual States. These efforts achieved an unprecedented level of success in the 1930s with FDR and the “New Deal.” For the first time in 150 years, Congress was able to pass sweeping legislation that established economic programs for the entire nation. While these new social programs seemed to fall under the “general welfare” clause of the Constitution, they

were also fundamentally opposed to the principles of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, which guaranteed the rights of the states to a limited federal government. The “New Deal,” while having the best of intentions, opened a Pandora’s Box of socially progressive programs that are currently threatening to bankrupt our state and nation through a system of laws known as “unfunded mandates.” An “unfunded mandate” is a law, passed by Congress, that sets forth a set of standards that individual states and private entities must comply with, without the benefit of federal funding. Not only do these laws require explicit compliance, but provide for the denial of other federal funds in case of noncompliance. Some examples of unfunded mandates include: the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Emergency Treatment and Active Labor Act and many others. This policy of “If you don’t play ball with us, we’ll take our bat and go home” has left states in the position of agreeing to economically disastrous policies in order to secure federal aid for other much needed programs such as Medicaid. In some cases, the funding of these federal mandates comprises

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negative impact on Ohio that the governor should consider and lawmakers should know about. William Thompson, a University of Nevada-Las Vegas professor and casino expert, said the odds of gambling revenues filling state budget holes are not great. For Ohio’s plan to work, Thompson found that half the gamblers must come from out of state. Even then, he estimated that added social costs to that state caused by gambling — including the creation of 80,000 additional compulsive gamblers—– could reach more than $800 million. Research also shows that several states with major gambling operations have steep budget deficits. I’m sure that’s all just a coincidence, too. 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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Las Vegas and Atlantic City from going under during the recession. It’s certainly coincidental that Kentucky’s thoroughbred industry is pushing hard to secure “racinos”—– a gambling monopoly — before outside investors again clamor to build freestanding casinos in the commonwealth. Of course, on one day, Beshear & Buddies opine: “We must expand gambling to save Kentucky’s hurting ‘signature’ industry.” The next day, we hear that the state must expand gambling to keep the commonwealth from going bankrupt. Which is it? Neither. Churchill Downs saw large increases in profits each of the past two years. Horse tracks came up with more than $290,000 in lobbying efforts alone in 2009, making hollow their claims of financial duress. Beshear points with concern to the impact Ohio’s recent ruling to allow casinos would have on Kentucky’s economy. Actually, it’s the

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During the 2007 gubernatorial campaign, candidate Steve Beshear chided then-Gov. Ernie Fletcher for opposing expanded casino gambling, including a constitutional amendment that, as Beshear said, would “let the people decide.” But during the 2008 and 2009 regular legislative sessions, Beshear couldn’t even secure support in the Legislature to get the votes required to allow voters to ratify or reject a constitutional amendment. During the 2009 special session, not even formerattorney-general-turnedHouse-Speaker Rep. Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg — while greasing political palms to allow borrowing against future gambling dollars to repair crumbling schools — could overcome rural legislators’ concerns about how a pro-gambling

cluding one by then-Attorney General Stumbo. On the first day of this year’s special session, current Attorney General Jack Conway “confirmed” Stumbo’s ruling that the 1988 constitutional amendment creating the lottery would cover “racinos,” casinos at racetracks. Now, only a simple majority in the Legislature could expand gambling in Kentucky. Chalk it up as a coincidence that Stumbo endorsed Conway for U.S. Senate and that Beshear has become beholden to the interests of a small group of shady gambling bosses rather than making sound decisions for all Kentuckians. I’m sure it’s also just a coincidence that the governor is pushing hard for slot machines at tracks during a time when investing in new, free-standing casinos has dropped off the radar of gambling investors. Right now, those who usually back such ventures have all they can do to keep their existing operations in


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vote would play at election time. I’m sure it’s a coincidence that Stumbo and the governor seem much more energized about expanding gambling than about sound economic decisions, including eliminating the state’s prevailing-wage mandate. This policy sets artificially high wages on public construction projects, including those crumbling schools Stumbo used to seem so concerned about. Even though prevailing wage wastes more than a quarter-billion taxpayer dollars during each budget cycle, this easy fix gets ignored. Why? The suggestion angers labor unions, a key contributor to Beshear & Buddies. Another coincidence? Since the governor failed on previous attempts, he now says a constitutional amendment isn’t necessary. It didn’t help his credibility that Beshear “discovered” past attorneys general rulings allowing a bypass of the constitutional amendment process, in-


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the majority of state budgets. This increase in expenditures is passed on directly to us, the individual citizens, in the form of increased state and local taxes. Our representatives pride themselves in proclaiming that their actions are “revenue neutral,” or will require “no significant increase in taxes.” While this may be true on a federal level, the increased burden on our state treasuries has caused a crisis that has left our local representatives in a no-win situation. The passage of a State Sovereignty bill by our state legislature is a very important step in letting the federal government know that We, the People of Kentucky, reject their destructive policies of massive spending. In addition, we reclaim the constitutionally given right to determine, within the U.S. Constitution, the Laws and Regulations of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Next week: How we reclaim “State Sovereignty” Meade County resident Jeff Johnson is the founder and State Director of The Kentucky Patriots, a non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to the preservation of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Reach him at jeffjohnson@

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Rommel Jonathon Breffe, 43, nonpayment of fines- show cause hearing, to pay by 12/9/09. Pamela Ann Thomas, 47, assault 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- pretrial conference 12/2/09. Lamond Russell, speeding 13mph over limit- pled guilty, $26 fine; no insurance- pled guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine. Brett William Pike, 18, speeding 9 mph over limit; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, etc.; person 18-20 possession/ purchase/attempt to purchase/ have another purchased alcohol; 1st degree possession of controlled substance/ cocaine, 1st offense; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/9/09. Donna Joyce Lyons, 50, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 1st offensepled not guilty, pre trial conference 11/25/09. Machelle R. Booker, 43, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense; wanton endangerment, 1st degree- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 11/25/09. Paul Don Mattingly, 60, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 1st offensepled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. Ronald Edward Stearley, 69, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 11/25/09. Christopher Robert Slocum, 27, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offensepled guilty, 30 days probated after 4 days jail, 2 years probation; possess open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled guilty $25 fine; license to be in possession- dismiss with proof; failure to wear seat beltspled guilty, $25 fine. John L. Gehm, 24, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 11/25/09. Tammy Lee Holston, 45, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 11/25/09. Edward Louis Whelan, 41, speeding 26 mph over limit; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, 1st offense; fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree; possess open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/13/09. Darrell F. Bryan, 30, driving under influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; no/expired registration plates; no/ expired Kentucky registration receiptpled not guilty, 12/2/09. Gerald L. Buhrle, 49, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/23/09. Charles Branson Self, 21, speeding 25mph over limit; fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree; criminal mischief, 3rd degree; wanton endangerment, 1st degree, police officer- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 11/25/09. Jimmie Dwayne Welton, 42, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense- continued first appearance 12/16/09. Walter R. Williams, 42, fugitive from another state- continued first appearance 12/2/09. Kevin Eugene Bandy, 39, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation. Nicole M. Cruise, 22, speeding 14 mph over limit; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. Randall L. Henderson, 24, rear license not illuminated; possession of marijuana- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. Jack Parrigin, 66, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. William Kuprion, 33, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation. Corey L. Doyle, 21, fraudulent use of credit card under $500 within 6 month period- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. Melissa Dale Funk, 38, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation. Gary Lee Welsh, 29, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 30 days jail 2 years probation, KAPS, no contact or communication with Tim and Carol Welsh. Brett D. Witt, 38, speeding 16mph over limit; operating on suspended/ revoked operators license- continued first appearance 12/16/09. Bettie C. Stinson, 43, improper passing; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- continued first appearance, failure to appear.

Martin R. Kent, 42, was speeding 15 mph over limit- pled guilty, $30 fine. Tamicca R. Braxton, 22, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card- arraignment, failure to appear. Derek S. Vessell, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- pled guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine. Carrie Lynn Barclay, 42, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. Matthew Wayne Laughead, 25, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. Sammual B. Gardner, 20, speeding 18 mph over limit; failure to produce insurance card- arraignment 12/2/09, failure to appear. Holly N. Gumm, 23, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; no/ expired registration plates- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. Donald C. Heath, failure to wear seat belts- pled guilty $25 fine; disregarding stop sign- state traffic school. Travis W. David, 24, improper passing- state traffic school. James Otis Dever, 55, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light; failure of owner to maintain required insurance 2nd offense; no/expired registration plates; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. James Rog Lasley, 52, 3 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. Ruthann Michelle Jones, 32, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pled guilty; instructional permit violations; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- to enter plea 11/25/09. Jesse Trevino Hernandez, 41, non payment of fines- show cause hearing, owes $460. Betty Jo Hedden, 40, 13 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Lataya Hamilton, 28, no/expired registration plates; failure of nonowner operator to maintain required insurance 2nd offense. Carl Wayne Sydnor, 46, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs aggravator, 1st offensepretrial conference, to enter plea 12/16/09. Danny Thomas, 51, assault 4th degree domestic violence, minor injurypled guilty, 12 months probated after 20 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS, no contact or communication with Brenda Conny. Amber M. Swink, 22, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- pretrial conference 1/13/09. Jennifer Elaine, 31, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, no contact or communication with Michael Simpson. Byron Christophe Lewis, 27, non support- pretrial conference 12/2/09. Mary Jane Wardrip, 45, advertise drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Salvador Matthew Padilla, 33, use/ possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Amanda Elizabeth Riggs/White, 31, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- dismiss without prejudice. Brandon G. Kinney, 23, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 12/2/09. Richard Francis Dowell Jr., 27, theft by unlawful taking/display shoplifting- pretrial conference 2/3/10, jury trial 2/19/10. Kevin Richard Sheldon, 45, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 12/2/09. Troy Allen Fout, 35, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. – pretrial conference 11/25/09. Johnny Lee Watson, 46, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, no visible injury- pretrial conference 12/2/09. Erin Marie Alexander, 32, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation. Troy Shawn Clancy, 42, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense- pled guilty, $25 fine; disorderly conduct, 2nd degree- pled guilty, 90 days probated 2 years probation. Jennifer Rose French, 27, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; no/expired registration plates; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 12/16/09. Amy N. Shirley, 20, theft by unlawful taking/display shoplifting- pled guilty, 30 days probated for 2 ye34ars, stay out of Kroger. Thomas Gregory Hobbs, 25, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance- pled guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years. Destayne Jurae Moffitt, 25, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- pretrial conference 12/16/09. Brady Jo English, 25, reckless driv-


ing; operating motor vehicle under/ influence e of alcohol/drugs aggravator, 1st offense- pretrial conference, to enter plea 1/13/09. Sasha L. Chapman, 26, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- pled guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine, KAPS. Jeremy D. Dugan, 23, speeding 18 mph over limit; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, etc. 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated $200 fine. Louis A. Stewart, 21, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc, 1st offense; careless driving- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Joshua Dale Clark, 29, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 2nd offense; improper registration plate- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Shannon Wayne Rogers, 34, failure to notify address change to department of transportation; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 1st offensepretrial conference 12/9/09. Robin Eads Monroe, 27, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense- pretrial conference 1/13/10. Kenneth J. Sovar, 44, speeding 18 mph over limit; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, aggravator, 1st offense- pretrial conference 11/25/09. Sherman Doug Sawyers, 43, 13 counts of cruelty to animals, 2nd degree- pled guilty, 6 months probated for 2 years, $100 fine. Anthony J. Cantrell, 24, flagrant non support- preliminary hearing 11/25/09. Anthony J. Cantrell, 24, speeding 25 mph over limit; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, 2nd offense- pretrial conference 11/25/09. Nathaniel D. Hammond, 47, 6 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 12/16/09. Glenwood Prunell Jones, 45, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/2/09. Jeremiah J. Roberts, 24, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/16/09. Robert All Richardson, 71, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 11/25/09. Cory S. Shultz, 24, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Mary Ann Ladd, 29, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, remand. Amanda May Baker, 29, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseprobation revocation hearing, preliminary hearing continues 12/9/09. Curt O. Keith, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/16/09. Douglas P. Dages, 20, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/16/09. Erik Garcia, 21, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Thomas Dwayne Frank, 40, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Oscar Esteban Gonzalez, 31, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Myra Denise Teeter vs. Matthew Allen Teeter, domestic violence, DVO amended. Deandre Suzanne Benham vs. Shawn Dewayne Benham, contempt hearing, 10 days probated 2 days jail, 2 years probation. Ruth C. Terhune vs. Michael W. Terhune Jr. domestic violence, continue, 11/25/09. Megan O. Miller vs. Joseph W. Harman, domestic violence, DVO dismissed. Darrell W. Mattingly vs. Deandre S. Benham, domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Michelle Wendy Gex vs. David Samuel Gex, domestic violenceDVO entered. Catherine Lynn Pelston, 45, flagrant non support- preliminary hearing, failure to appear. Jon Charles Mills, 21, forgery, 2nd degree- preliminary hearing 11/25/09. Delbert L. Mattingly II, 26, 6 counts of knowingly exploit adult by person over $300- preliminary hearing 12/23/09. James Phillip Greer, 29, posses controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense- preliminary hearing 12/126/09. Erin M. Lingerfelt, 22, theft by unlawful taking building; theft of controlled substance, 1st offense- preliminary hearing 11/25/09. Michael Paul Hudson, 32, flagrant non support- preliminary hearing 12/16/09.

Aaron Rich, 19, knowingly exploit adult by person over $300- preliminary hearing 12/16/09. William Chad Brown, 20, traffic controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified; 1st degree possession of controlled substance/ drug unspecified, 1st offense- preliminary hearing 12/16/09. Angela Michelle Newton, 37, criminal possession of a forged prescription, 1st offense- pled guilty, 12 months probated after 45 days jail, 2 years probation. Joseph P. Mobley, 63, rape, 3rd degree; sodomy, 3rd degree- waive to grand jury 12/7/09. Jacob Ryan Thompson, 18, assault, 2nd degree domestic violence- pled guilty, 12 months probated after 60 days jail, KAPS, no contact or communication with Kursten Compton. Richard Glenn Hobbs, 33, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Daniel P. Porter, 39, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- pled guilty, 12 months probated after 20 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS, anger management, no contact or communication with Christian Waters. Timothy Dwayne Durbin, 39, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense; terroristic threatening, 3rd degree; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Erin M. Bennet, 23, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 12/9/09.

Friday, December 4, 2009 ment- dismiss. Stacey A. Davis, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. Sherry Lea Henry, 29, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. Jesse Trevino, 41, non-payment of fines- show cause hearing 12/9/09. Donna Joyce Lyons, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- final pretrial conference 2/3/10. Crystal Ann Cundiff, 27, failure to wear seat belts- pled guilty $25 fine; reckless driving- $100 fine; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 3rd offense- 12 months probated after 6 months jail, 2 years probation, $1000 fine, KAPS; fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree on foot- pled guilty, 12 months probated after 30 days jail, 2 years probation; resisting arrest- pled guilty, 12 months probated after 30 days jail, 2 years probation; escape, 3rd degree- pled guilty 90 days probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation. Sandra Ros Sally, 43, 2 counts of theft by deception including, cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 12/9/09.

Anna M. Guojardo, 20, theft by deception including, cold checks under $500- pretrial conference, to enter plea, 12/23/09. Troy Allen Fout, 35, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O.- defer 6 months. Gregory All Brown, 48, theft by unlawful taking/display shopliftingpled guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years, stay out of Kroger. Andrew J. Trent, 26, theft by unlawful taking/display shoplifting- pled guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years, stay out of Kroger. Spencer M. Shade, 38, operating on suspended/revoked operators licensepretrial conference, failure to appear. Frank Albert Adkins, 33, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 2nd offense- pretrial conference 12/2/09. Ashley N. Jeanes, 21, speeding 15mph over limit- pled guilty, $30 fine; driving on DUI suspended license, 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine.

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District Court 11/25/09 Samuel Morton Barr, 28, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 2nd offense; possession of marijuana; use/ posses drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/2/09. Ricky Lyn Sloan, 51, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 1st offense; license to be in possession; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. John Joseph Helm, 42, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated after 2 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS, license suspended $200 fine. Donald L. Padgett, 49, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, 1st offense- pled guilty, $25 fine. Clavin R. Keith, 70, careless driving- dismiss/merge; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated after 2 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS, $200 fine. Todd Russell Curts, 39, careless driving- dismiss/merge; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated after 4 days jail, 2 years probation. William J. Miller, 25, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated after 2 days jail, 2 years probation, $200 fine. Ronald Dav Hayes, 46, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/2/09. Patrick Wayne Pack, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense; possession of marijuana- arraignment, failure to appear. Pamela Jean Hayes, 45, posses controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/2/09. Christopher A. Glidden, 29, fugitive from another state, warrant required- dismiss this case. Casey Cave, 21, traffic in controlled substance within 1000 yards of school grounds- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/2/09. Robert David Raisor, 35, speeding 9mph over limit; failure to wear seat belts; possession of marijuanapled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. Raymond Clamore Borders, use/ possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/2/09. Richard Tho Tucker III, 45, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS, stay away from Maple Grove. Donald R. Wells, 55, criminal trespassing, 3rd degree; theft by unlawful taking/display all other- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 12/9/09. Carole Ann Brady, 39, speeding 20mph over limit- pled guilty, $40 fine; no/expired registration plates; failure to produce insurance card- dismiss with proof. Joel A. Nelson, 21, failure to produce insurance card- dismiss with proof; speeding 21mph over limitstate traffic school. Daniel T. Krauth, 21, speeding 15mph over limit- $30 fine; failure to produce insurance card- dismiss. Gary Nash, 39, improper equip-

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Schools raise money for breast cancer research Craycroft announces run for candidacy Submitted by Kellie Conley, RN, and Karen Cottrell, RN Meade County school nurses

In October, Meade County schools celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness month by raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This is the second year that Meade County School employees participated in the monthlong event, and this year proved to be an even greater success than last. All employees of the school district, as well as many local area business employees, were able to purchase a Meade County “Power of Pink” t-shirt designed by district school nurses Karen Cottrell and Kellie Conley. Each Thursday in October was dubbed “Think Pink Thursday” and the employees got to wear their t-shirts and jeans for a fee of $2 per Thursday. “We knew that offering employees the opportunity to wear jeans to work would really bring in donations,” said Karen Cottrell. And bring in the donations it did. On Nov. 23, Meade County school employees presented

Submitted by Harry Craycroft Meade Co. Judge/Executive


Meade County school faculty members who participated in the district’s fundraiser for breast cancer research present a check to Robert Silverthorn of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the amount of $5,628.23. a check to Robert Silverthorn, president of the Louisville Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, in the amount of $5,628.23. This is a 65 percent increase from last year’s total donation. Mr. Silverthorn was extremely excited to accept our donation and said, “You guys have planted the Susan G. Komen flag in Meade County and we hope that you can keep it

flying for years to come.” Donations made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation go toward research to find a cure for breast cancer as well as funding for grants to help individuals and families that have been diagnosed with this disease. Meade County schools plan to continue this great tradition and hopefully raise even more money next year.

Manage your holiday money this year Jennifer Bridge Family & Consumer Science

Celebrating holidays and other special occasions often causes families to expend large amounts of money and other resources. Having realistic holiday expectations can prevent a lot of problems. Gifts are not always a sign of love and caring. A family can have a memorable celebration without spending an exorbitant amount of money. Using your savvy and managing all available resources (your money, time, energy, talent, and skill) can help you have a happy holiday and avoid overspending. The challenge of managing holiday spending is to enjoy the spirit of the occasions without paying for it months or even years later. Many people seriously underestimate what they spend each year for holidays and special occasions. Use some of the suggestions below to help you plan, use your resources, and avoid overspending. Look at the big picture. The amount you spend may vary depending on family values; however, it is unwise to spend more than 10 percent of your yearly income for holiday expenses. Spending at the last minute, or spending haphazardly without limits leads to overspending. Spread costs for holidays and celebrations throughout the year. When it comes to holiday spending, some months are more expensive than others. Keep holiday expenses from interfering with your ability to make ends meet, especially in December, by setting aside an equal amount each month. For example, if you estimate that you spend $1,200 per year for holidays and celebrations, set aside $100 each month. Plan holiday spending. Once you know how much you can spend for the year, decide how the money will be used. Start by making a list of the holidays and special occasions you plan to celebrate. Determine how much of your holiday money you

A+ From page A1 that are “low;” and economic indicators that are considered “adequate to good.” “It was a positive thing to hear that,” said Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft about the credit rating. “The county was able to save money by refinancing the jail bonds ... and to see this good of

wish to spend for each special occasion, and don’t forget to set aside money for unforeseeable occasions, such as baby showers, graduations, and housewarmings. Keep in mind that it’s the thought that really counts. •Use credit wisely. If you use credit cards for holiday shopping, consider several factors to avoid over indebtedness. Charge only an amount that you can safely repay in a few months. If you have multiple credit cards, limit your charges to one card. This will help facilitate bill paying when the bill comes due, and will provide a clear picture of your spending. •Shop early for gifts that you purchase. Practice wise consumer strategies. Comparison shop. Compare price, quality, and warranties. Read labels and hand tags. Watch for sales. Plan shopping by making a list, checking ads in newspapers and flyers, and shopping at stores that are in close proximity to one another to help you save time and energy. •The best gifts don’t always have the biggest price tag. They are fun or useful, and chosen with the recipient in mind. Using your talent and skill to create gifts from your sewing room, craft corner, kitchen, or garden adds a special touch of love. A gift of time is the most precious gift. Why not start a gift shelf in your home? Throughout the year as you shop and find wonderful items on sale or as you create hand crafted items, place them on a shelf for use when you need a special gift, or to give for a holiday occasion. •It’s easy to have a large bill for the purchase of greeting cards and postage throughout the year. Consider these ideas. Look for ways to prune your list. Send cards to only out-of-town family and friends you are not likely to see on the holiday. Make your own greeting cards using blank cards and special stencils and stamps. You can avoid shopping trips and extra costs by purchasing a supply of greeting cards for all occasions from the discount card and party store. •The best time to buy holi-

day decorations is after the holiday. Or better yet, look for ways to make decorations or use the items you already have. Properly stored decorations can be used from year to year. •Social gatherings highlight holiday seasons as calendars fill with parties and activities. Consider co-hosting an event with another family member or co-worker to consolidate time, effort, and expense. For special events, evaluate the necessity of a meal. Consider appetizers or snacks instead. Also consider a potluck dinner as opposed to a lavish buffet. •Visiting family and friends can be an expensive part of holiday plans. Shop early for the best airfares. When estimating travel expense, include gasoline and car maintenance when driving and airfare when flying, as well as lodging, and meals. •Remembering the less fortunate is an important part of many holidays. Some families donate money to selected charities on behalf of other family members rather than buying gifts for one another. While a contribution of money is always appreciated, a donation of time is also valuable. •Develop a plan and carry it out. Make your holidays a time for living, laughing, loving, sharing, caring, and learning. These are the things that money can’t buy, but they make a precious, full, and abundant life.

a rating is even more good news.” The county’s unemployment rate, which increased to 12.4 percent in November, is exactly two percent higher than the Commonwealth’s rate — a con cited in the Standard and Poor’s credit report. The 3,000 jobs that are estimated to become available next fall due to the base realignment at Fort Knox was a note to the good for the county, as was the county’s total assessed value of $1.5 billion.

Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Government has an AA+ rating, though Craycroft said it was explained to him by R. Strand Kramer, vice president of First Kentucky Securities Corporation — the company selected to refinance the jail bonds — that its an anomaly for rural county governments to receive A+ ratings. For more information about Standard and Poor’s and its rating system, visit www.standardandpoors. com.

Additional information from the extension office •Holiday baking — With all your baking needs coming up for the holidays, the Meade County Extension Homemakers still have pecan pieces for sale at the extension office. They are $6.50 per pound bag.

We would like to commend all the school employees as well as community members that supported this effort and made it such a tremendous success.

To the Citizens of Meade County, I am announcing my candidacy for Judge Executive in 2010. Having served the last three years, I feel we have moved Meade County forward. By working together, I know that we can continue making improvements. I am a graduate of Meade County High School and Western Kentucky University. I taught social studies at Meade County High School for 27 years and worked with the Property Valuation Administrator office for ten years before becoming Judge Executive three years ago.

I want to thank you for your past support and ask for your continued support in the 2010 election. I will maintain an open door policy and will work with all citizens. Together we will continue to move Meade County forward. Harry S. Craycroft

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James Donald “Donnie� Fackler

Mr. Donnie Fackler, 61, of Brandenburg, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at his residence surrounded by his family. Donnie was a veteran of the United States military. He worked several years at Dow Corning, Olin (Arch) and retired as a chemical operator from Rohm and Haas. He is known for his love of mules, horses, campfires, chuck wagon races and partying with his buddies. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Rudolph Fackler and a brother, Gary Fackler. Mr. Fackler is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Wilkins Fackler; three children, Lori Ann (Chad) Puyear of Hodgenville, Ky., Kevin (Charlotte) Fackler of Battletown and Julie (Phillip) Spink of Guston; eight grandchildren, Kenny, Taylor, Chase, Bryson, Shelby, Gracie, Trinity and Braxton; his mother, Mary Ruth Fackler of Guston; two brothers, Kelly Fackler of Panama City, Fla., and Jerry Fackler of Brandenburg; two sisters, Susan Bruner of Guston and Tracy Warner of Louisville; and a long-time friend, David Greenwell of Payneville. A mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Brandenburg with the Rev. A.L. Chandler officiating. Online condolences at

James A. Martinez Sr.

James Anthony Martinez Sr., 47, of Brandenburg, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his father, William Martinez and a brother, William Angel Martinez. He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Martinez of Brandenburg; two sons, James A Martinez Jr. of Radcliff, Ky., and Michael Roland Fisher of Brandenburg; his mother, Magdalena Martinez of Vine Grove, Ky.; two sisters, Marie McNeely of Middleburg, Fla., and Terrie Peebles of Thermapolis, Wyo.; two brothers, Bradley Martinez of New Clearfield, Utah, and Michael Martinez of Clarksville, Tenn.; and three grandsons, Dylan Constant, James Anthony Martinez III and Aiden Connor Martinez. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky., with the Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial was in the St. Brigid Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. Online condolences at

M/Sgt. Edward Allen Paugh

M/Sgt. (retired) Edward Allen Paugh, former U.S. Army Asst. Band Master, died at 90 years of age on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernadene (Bicker) Paugh, who passed away on Sept. 24, 1994. Edward is the son of the late Ernest and Gertrude (Shiever) Paugh of Oakland, Md. He is survived by a stepson Roger K. Perkins Sr. and his wife Janet, and a grandson, R. Kedric Perkins Jr. and his wife Triniti. Edward also known as Ed, Eddie, Dad, Pop and Paw Paw, served in the U. S. Army for 32 years, starting before WWII and including one tour in Korea, plus two tours in Germany and other tours before and after these, at various stateside postings ending with his retirement at Ft. Knox. He became Asst. Band Master and First Sgt. while in Germany and held that position there and at other future assignments until his retirement from the service. Edward was a member of Stithton Baptist Church of Radcliff, Ky., where he was honored to serve as the percussionist for the church until 2006. He also was honored to lend his services in whatever way the church sought him out, be it as part of a committee, painting, cleaning, building or anything that was needed for or around the church. Many people will remember Edward for his love of flying; while owning his own plane, he remained an active single engine pilot, until about 2004 at age 84. He also was a supporter of organizations that promoted gaining the interest of children and young adults in and for the field of flying. He never needed an excuse to fly, and if you wanted to “go up� all you had to do was talk to Ed and that would be reason enough to test the skies. He was most recently a resident of North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center located in Radcliff, Ky., where, while still in good health, he was able to make friends with several of the residents and staff. He will be missed by many friends and family. Please, however, do not grieve for his death, but rejoice with us in his life yet to be. The funeral service will be held today at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home immediately after the viewing which is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Please feel free to make a donation honoring Edward by name and address, to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Ible Society in lieu of flowers.

John Ashley

John Ashley, 86, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at his home. He was a member of Vine Grove United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Vine Grove Masonic Lodge #603 F&AM. He worked 31 years with civil service at Fort Knox. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Eyvonne Yates; parents, Earl and Cordelia Ashley; and two sisters, Lula Hatcher and Grace Manley. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Rena Ashley; two sons, Donnie Ashley and his wife Jeanine of Louisville and Terry Ashley of Radcliff, Ky.; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Orpha Allen of Radcliff, Ky., and Pauline Lee of Vine Grove, Ky.; and three brothers, Thomas Ashley of Johnson City, Tenn., Charles Ashley of Vine Grove, Ky., and Bob Ashley of Radcliff, Ky. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m., at Vine Grove United Methodist Church in Vine Grove, Ky., with Pastor Ken Vowels officiating. Burial will be in the Vine Grove Cemetery. Online condolences at

Friday, December 4, 2009

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 4

•TEEN ANIME CLUB – 5:30-7 p.m. 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at the Meade County Public Library. Join us for all things anime. 270-422-2094 •DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS – Thursday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 5. Various community events. Visit for information or call 270-877-2422.

Saturday, Dec. 5

•THE EDGE SERVICE – 6 p.m. Every Saturday at Glad Tidings Christian Center’s activity building. Geared for ages 18-35. Nursery and childcare provided (up to age 5). Eric and Danielle Hornback, Edge Pastors. 270-422-2020 •VFW DANCE – 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184 •DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS – Thursday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 5. Various community events. Visit for information or call 270-877-2422.

Sunday, Dec. 6

•BINGO – 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. Sponsored by the Payneville Volunteer Fire Department. License #1195. 270-496-4349

Monday, Dec. 7

•CHRISTMAS AUCTION – 7 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. 270-422-5184 •BRANDENBURG CITY COUNCIL MEETING – 7 p.m. Second Monday of each month. •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. For ages 2-5. 270-422-2094 •VINE GROVE CITY COUNCIL MEETING –6:30 p.m. First Monday of every month.

education and support at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. 2nd Tuesday of each month. Karen 270-706-1250 •STORY HOUR – 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. For ages 2-5. 270-422-2094

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•HEALTH CLASS – 1 p.m. at the Meade County Health Dept. “Managing your mealsâ€? class. Do you have diabetes, need to lose weight, or just need to learn how to eat healthy? Follow up class is at 2:30 p.m. Call 800-280-1601 ext. 1035 to register. •GARRET HOMEMAKERS CLUB – 11 a.m. Second Wednesday of each month. Call 270-422-4958 for more information. •LINE DANCING – 7-8:30 p.m. at Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedoms Way, Radcliff. Beginning line dance lessons. Call for more information. 270-668-7324 •TOWN AND COUNTRY HOMEMAKERS CLUB –11 a.m. Second Wednesday of each month. Call 270-422-4958 for more information. •VFW BINGO – 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184 •YOGA – every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library. 270-422-2094 •YOGA FOR KIDS – 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Meade County Public Library. Ages 10-18. Call to register for the class. 270422-2094

Thursday, Dec. 10

•BREAST CANCER COALITION – 12 p.m. at Doe Run Inn. Meade County Breast Cancer Coalition meeting. •COMMUNITY DINNER – 5-6:30 p.m. Second Thursday of every month at P.L. Kasey Senior Center in Irvington. $5 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds go to support the Kasey Senior Center. 270-547-7648 •LAPSIT STORYHOUR – 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library every Thursday. For ages 2 and under. 270-422-2094 •MIDWAY HOMEMAKERS CLUB –12 p.m. Second Thursday of each month. Call 270-422-4958 for more information.

Meade County Clothes Closet Calender Dec. 12 — Angel Tree gifts due back Dec. 14-21 — Pick up of Angel Tree gifts at the Clothes Closet Dec. 19 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., BROWN BAG day Clothes Closet will be closed from Dec. 23 thru Jan. 3, 2010, and will reopen Jan. 4, 2010, at10 a.m. 2320 ByPass Rd., Brandenburg • 422-2010

BRUINGTON-JENKINS-STURGEON FUNERAL HOME’S Service of Remembrance Dear Friends, We know that the holidays are very difficult times for those who have lost loved ones – and we are extending our “Helping Hand� to all of our families and friends to help you with the Holiday Season. To Honor your loved ones, we will be having our fourth annual Holiday “Service of Remembrance.� We will have a special Christmas tree and ornaments will be provided for you to personalize and hang on the tree, followed by a service in our chapel. Please mark your calendar, and plan to attend along with your family and friends. Everyone is invited, so feel free to bring someone with you. WHERE Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home Chapel 205 High Street, Brandenburg, Ky 40108 (270) 422-2115 WHEN Sunday, December 13, 2009 3 to 4 PM – Placement of Ornaments 4 to 4:30 PM – Service of Remembrance Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

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•WELLNESS TASKFORCE – 1 p.m. at the Meade County Extension office. •BLUEGRASS HOMEMAKERS CLUB –10 a.m. Second Tuesday of the month. Call 270-422-4958 for more information. •FRIENDSHIP HOMEMAKERS CLUB – 6 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. Call 270-422-4958 for more information. •MEADE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – 7:30 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. •MEADE COUNTY FISCAL COURT MEETING –7 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. •PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – 6 p.m. Man to man prostate cancer



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Responsibility can be learned the hard way James Dobson Focus on the Family QUESTION: How can I acquaint my 12-year-old with the need for responsible behavior throughout his life? He is desperately in need of this understanding. DR. DOBSON: One important objective during the preadolescent period is to teach the child that actions have inevitable consequences. One of the most serious casualties in a permissive society is the failure to connect those two factors, behavior and consequences. A three-year-old child screams insults at his mother, but Mom stands blinking her eyes in confusion. A first-grader defies his teacher, but the school makes allowances for his age and takes no action. A 10-year-old is caught stealing candy in a store but is released to the recognizance of her parents. A 15-yearold sneaks the keys to the family car, but her father pays the fine when she is arrested. A 17-year-old drives his Chevy like a maniac,

and his parents pay for the repairs when he wraps it around a telephone pole. All through childhood, loving parents seem determined to intervene between behavior and consequences, breaking the connection and preventing the valuable learning that could and should occurred. Thus, it is possible for a young man or woman to enter adult life not really knowing that life bites — that every move we make directly affects our future — and that irresponsible behavior eventually produces sorrow and pain. Such a person secures his first job and arrives late for work three times during the first week. Later, when he is fired in a flurry of hot words, he becomes bitter and frustrated. It was the first time in his life that Mom and Dad couldn’t come running to rescue him from the unpleasant consequences. (Unfortunately, many American parents still try to bail out the grown children even when they are in their 20s and live away from home.) What is the result? This overprotection produces emotional cripples who often develop lasting characteristics of dependency and a kind of per-

petual adolescence. How does one connect behavior with consequences? By being willing to let the child experience a reasonable amount of pain or inconvenience when he behaves irresponsibly. When Jack misses the school bus through his own dawdling, let him walk a mile or two and enter school in midmorning (unless safety factors prevent this). If Janie carelessly loses her lunch money, let her skip a meal. Obviously, it is possible to carry this principle too far, being harsh and inflexible with an immature child. But the best approach is to expect boys and girls to carry the responsibility that is appropriate for their age and occasionally to taste the bitter fruit that irresponsibility bears. In so doing, behavior is wedded to consequences, just like in real life. QUESTION: At what age should discipline begin? DR. DOBSON: There should be no physical punishment for a child younger than 15 to 18 months old, regardless of the circumstance. An infant is incapable of comprehending his or her “offense” or associating it with the resulting consequences. Some parents do

not agree and find themselves “swatting” a baby for wiggling while being diapered or for crying in the midnight hours. This is a terrible mistake. Other parents will shake a child violently when they are frustrated or irritated by incessant crying. Let me warn those mothers and fathers of the dangers of that punishing response. Shaking an infant can cause serious neurological damage, which can occur as the brain is slammed against the skull. Do not risk any kind of injury with a baby. Especially during the first year, a youngster needs to be held, loved and calmed by a soothing human voice. He should be fed when hungry and kept clean and dry and warm. The foundation for emotional and physical health is laid during this twelve-month period, which should be characterized by security, affection and warmth. 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.

Marine motto, ‘Semper Fi,’ one to live by Dan Newton Divine Guidance

Colossians 4: 7 says, “Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.” (NKJV) On the morning of Nov. 15, 2004, a mortally wounded U.S. Marine sergeant named Rafael Peralta completed one final act of heroism as he lay dying near the entrance to a terrorist hideout in Fallujah, Iraq. As Marines from his squad stepped over his bloody body, he reached

out and grabbed a live enemy grenade that had landed near him. He tucked it under his torso just moments before it exploded, thus saving the lives of his comrades around him. Officials later praised Peralta for living up to the marines’ motto, Semper Fidelis (often shortened to Semper Fi), which means “always faithful.” He spent his last months defending his nation’s freedom and his last moments protecting his fellow Marines. Even as he drew his last breath, Rafael Peralta remained faithful. A man in the Bible named Tychicus was cut from the same cloth. The apostle Paul com-

mended him as a faithful and “beloved brother.” Although the name Tychicus means “fate,” the Lord, not fate, brought Tychicus into Paul’s life. The faithfulness of Tychicus won Paul’s confidence so thoroughly that the apostle later considered sending him to Crete, a notoriously difficult mission field. Only a truly faithful comrade could handle such a tough ministry assignment. Paul’s confidence in Tychicus as a faithful coworker never wavered, and even as the apostle neared the time of his martyrdom, he sent Tychicus to Ephesus on a special mission. Be honest: Does the term

faithful describe you? Could you appear on the same list as Rafael Peralta and Tychicus, the “faithful helper?” You don’t have to be a U.S. Marine to live by the motto “Semper Fi.” You can be “always faithful“ as a husband, father, friend, or disciple maker. Someone is counting on your faithfulness. If you just moved to our area, we invite you to visit with us at Grace Baptist Church. Our Sunday morning service starts at 11 a.m. We invite you to listen to our weekly Sunday radio program on WMMG from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

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Take healthy steps to reduce holiday stress Melissa D. Phillips, B.S. Meade Co. Health Dept. It seems impossible to believe, but it is the holiday season again. It’s time for parties, shopping, and preparing meals. Unfortunately, it is also a time of great stress for some people. It always feels like there is not enough time and not enough money. Does it have to be this way? Absolutely not! Here are some tips that may help you get through the holidays with less stress than the years before: Make a to-do list By making a list, you are acknowledging the tasks that have to be completed. A list can help you break down a big chore into smaller and less intimidating jobs to do. This will also reduce the stress of trying to remember everything in your head, and allows you to highlight the biggest priorities. Be organized Don’t get out all of the wrapping paper and presents only to forget the tape! Arrange things like your wrapping supplies, pots and pans, and decorations in a way that makes them easy to find and use when they are needed. Delegate One person cannot do it all. This is the season of giving, so give your loved ones something to do that helps out in preparing for the big events. Kids can help get the decorations out of storage, family can bring a covered dish to help with the meal, and you can have a few less things to worry about. Get a handle on helpings This time of year contributes to weight gain for many of us. This weight gain due to constant eating is a source of guilt and stress which may cause you to eat more. Try to look for healthier or low calorie dishes for your meals.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vine Grove’s annual ‘Dickens of Christmas’ plays out this weekend

Avoid eating out too much We tend to find ourselves eating out more this time of year due to lack of time and energy. Resisting this temptation can save our waistlines and our wallets. Plan out some very simple meals that can last for more than one meal, such as a big pot of soup.

Staff Report The News Standard Vine Grove’s annual holiday celebration “Dickens of a Christmas” continues today and tomorrow with activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The three-day event began Thursday evening with a Town Hall Meeting and free chili supper followed by an auction. Today, festivities begin at 5 p.m. The schedule of events is as follows: •5-7 p.m. — Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available at Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust •5-6 p.m. — Local businesses will have Open House downtown. •5-6p.m. — Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Jenny’s Park to hear children’s requests. •6 p.m. — Wonderland in the Park Opens •6:15 p.m. — The community will come together for a candle lighting ceremony. During the events, the city will provide complimentary marshmallows for roasting and apple cider.

Drink more water The holidays also increase the amount of alcohol that we consume. Alcohol plus the cold and dry weather can lead to dehydration. When we are dehydrated we lose our concentration and energy. The solution is to keep a bottle of water handy at all times. Eating more fruits and vegetables can also help keep you hydrated. Learn to say no Your first job is take care of yourself. You have to make priorities. Decide which parties and functions that you need to be at and which ones are less important. Do not be afraid to say no to activities that will only add more stress. Remember, the holidays are about enjoying family, friends and festivities — it’s not time to be Superwoman or Superman.


Many attendees at Vine Grove’s “Dickens of a Christmas” dress in period costumes. The evening will conclude with a Community Christmas Sing-a-Long. On Saturday, these events will be held at the Vine Grove Community Center: •Santa’s Workshop will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. •Santa arrives by Fire Truck at 9:30 a.m. •Free pictures with Santa provided by the Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce •A Cookie Walk will be

The schedule of events for Saturday is as follows: •9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Art and craft vendors •10 a.m.-2:p.m. — Musical entertainment in the gym •6-9 p.m. — Candlelight Home Tours The annual event is sponsored by the City of Vine Grove and Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust. For more information, call Donna Broadway, event coordinator, at 270-877-2422.

held at 1 p.m. These activities will be in the Brown St. School: •Mrs. Claus arrives at 8 a.m. •Breakfast with Mrs. Claus 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. at the cafeteria •Free pictures with Mrs. Claus provided by the Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce •The Vine Grove Baptist Church will perform Christmas music.

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Sleep So much activity and stress causes our stress hormones to increase and can lead to weight gain. Lack of sleep can also cause the storage of fat. Try to make a bedtime routine and stick with it. Also, don’t be afraid to take a power nap during the day if needed.

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Reward yourself Finally, everything that you needed to do is finished. The dishes are done, the leftovers are put away, and the kids are playing with their new presents. It is time for you to reward yourself for all of your hard work. Go get a massage or facial, relax with your favorite book or movie, or listen to your favorite CD. You did a great job so give yourself a little something extra and don’t think about next year until Jan. 2!

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Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors. The poinsettia was named for Joel Robert Poinsett, an amateur botanist and the first United States ambassador to Mexico. He became fascinated with these native plants and sent poinsettias home to Greenville, S. C. in 1825. Although Poinsett later was war secretary under President Martin Van Buren, he is better known for the plant named after him. The Aztecs cultivated poinsettias for medicinal purposes and as a dye. Missionaries to Mexico used the brightly colored plants in nativity processions, possibly beginning the holiday connection that continues today. Poinsettias are the most popular potted plant grown in the United States, with annual sales exceeding 70 million plants. In Kentucky, some tobacco greenhouse operators have learned how to grow poinsettias. More than 60 varieties are produced and sold in Kentucky. Approximately 500,000 plants are grown here annually. The three- to six- bloom red poinsettia is the most frequently used, but several other sizes, shapes and colors are available. Colors range from creamy white to yellow through shades of pink to the traditional red. The colorful plant parts often referred to as “flowers” actually are modified leaves called “bracts.” The yellow centers are really the “flowers.” Some poinsettias have marbled pink and white bracts; others may



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Poinsettias are the post popular potted plant grown in the U.S., and some Kentucky tobacco greenhouse operators have learned how to grow more than 60 varieties of the traditional holiday flower. have pink flecks on red. Poinsettia bracts are very long lasting, providing a nice decorative plant for the holiday season. Consumers can buy miniatures as well as poinsettia trees and hanging baskets. The poinsettia is not poisonous to people or pets, but is classified as a nonedible plant material. Extensive university research and laboratory testing have proven that poinsettias are not poisonous. One scientific study concluded that no toxicity occurred at ingestion levels much higher than those likely to take place in a home. The main information resource for most poison control centers states that a 50-pound child would have to ingest more than 500 poinsettia leaves to surpass an experimental dose. Some people have skin sensitivity to the white milky sap produced when a part of the plant is broken or injured. Ingesting a plant part may cause some discomfort. Active young children, who are apt to put just about anything in their mouths, and curious cats might choke on fibrous poinsettia foliage. Therefore, it is a good

There is a fire ban in effect, pursuant to Division of Forestry regulations. The ban will be in effect from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15 and Feb. 15 through April 30.

Contact Meade County Judge/Executive Harry Craycroft’s office at 270-422-3967 for more information.

practice to put poinsettias and all other non-edible plants out of children’s and pets’ reach. Poinsettias will remain beautiful far beyond the holiday season when cared for properly. Keep these tips in mind. Choose a plant with small, tightly clustered yellow buds in the center and crisp, bright, undamaged foliage. At home, put the poinsettia in a room with bright, natural light. Ideally, plant foliage should be exposed to direct sunlight one or more hours daily. Avoid locations where there are drafts and close heat sources. Do not put the plant on top of a television set or near a radiator. Water the plant when the soil becomes dry; drooping leaves may indicate it needs watering. Be sure to discard excess water in the drip saucer. If you want to keep a poinsettia after the holiday season, fertilize it with ordinary houseplant fertilizer a few weeks after buying it. For more information on indoor gardening, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.

USDA announces 2010 Farm Bill program participation Submitted by the Meade Co. Conservation District

After the harvest season, November is usually the time we celebrate and give thanks. It is also time for producers and landowners to consider planning for the next growing season. Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs. Conservation planning is an integral part of the conservation process and that anyone seeking cost

share assistance will be provided an up-to-date conservation plan that includes the practices needed to address their resource concerns. The conservation plan allows the landowner to combine farming skills with the technology tools available from MRCS and conservation district staff, to provide the best and up-to-date information used to apply conservation practices and make decisions regarding the natural resources on the land. Anyone can apply for assistance whether or not they have a conservation plan but the first step will be to develop a plan that meets the participant’s objectives.

There are two programs, WHIP and QIP, with an upcoming cut-off date of Jan. 29, 2010 for application ranking. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) also has on ongoing signup period, but a ranking cut-off date has not yet been identified for CSP. As in past years, assistance is available on cropland, pastureland, hay land forest land. If you are interested in participating in Farm Bill conservation programs, you should sign-up as soon as possible and request a conservation plan. For more information, contact Calvin Bohannon, NRCS District Conservationist at 270-422-9183.


Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 3 265-280 272 100.00-105.00 3 310-365 332 93.00-102.50 7 400-473 448 91.00-101.50 20 604-631 620 84.00-86.25

Avg Price 102.04 96.61 95.02 84.88

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 3 270 270 83.00 3 315-390 345 79.50-83.00 4 400-485 435 79.00-89.50

Avg Price 83.00 81.70 84.13

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 6 208-279 255 90.00-99.00 14 330-384 369 78.00-85.00 35 415-485 455 74.50-80.50 11 505-560 525 73.00-76.50 20 605-660 629 71.00-74.00 6 733-785 755 65.00-70.50 4 810-880 848 65.00-70.00

Avg Price 92.44 84.06 77.93 75.11 72.82 66.91 68.55

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Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 15 300-393 361 85.50-96.50 12 410-491 479 84.75-94.50 12 500-595 550 76.50-84.00 23 615-671 643 74.00-80.00 5 705-765 744 69.00-73.00

Avg Price 92.08 87.67 79.38 77.16 71.61

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Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 3 635-680 653 68.00-70.00

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Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY • per CWT for November 30, 2009 RECEIPTS: 380 LAST WEEK: HOLIDAY LAST YEAR: 279 Compared to last week: no trend due to holiday Slaughter cows were 14 percent of supply: slaughter bulls 04 percent: Replacement cows 08 percent and feeders 74 percent: the feeder supply included 24 percent steers 43 percent heifers and 33 percent bulls. 35 Percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 2 1130-1165 1148 42.50-43.00 12 1205-1545 1347 38.50-44.00 2 1530-1550 1540 36.50-37.50 2 1775-1820 1798 36.50-37.50 Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 8 1015-1195 1091 34.00-40.00 5 1225-1490 1283 35.50-39.50 1 1635 1635 34.50 Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 1 700 700 28.00 4 880-1130 1010 30.50-35.00 5 865-1130 959 24.00-29.00 2 1335-1425 1380 33.50-34.50 1 1370 1370 26.00 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 1 1480 1480 52.00 1 1535 1535 53.00 Slaughter Bulls Y.G 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 2 1185-1415 1300 46.50 7 1525-1935 1714 46.00-48.50

Avg Price 42.75 41.09 37.00 37.01

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Avg Price 36.72 37.13 34.50 Avg Price 28.00 32.93 25.76 34.02 26.00

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Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Middle-Aged Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 760 760 53.50 53.50 1-3 Months Bred 2 1040-1135 1088 51.50-59.50 55.67 4-6 Months Bred 3 810-1025 903 45.50-61.00 54.49 4-6 Months Bred Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Aged Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 1 875 875 40.50 1-3 Months Bred 1 935 935 45.50 4-6 Months Bred 1 1210 1210 42.00 7-9 Months Bred 1 970 970 43.50 1-3 Months Bred 1 1070 1070 41.00 4-6 Months Bred

Avg Price 40.50 45.50 42.00 43.50 41.00

Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2 Middle-Aged Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 1105-1450 1242 550.00-665.00 592.35 Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2 Aged Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 3 1150-1230 1182 455.00-500.00 Stock Bulls: No Test Calves: Baby Beef calves: No Test

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MCRECC provides service, satisfaction for customers By Lindsey Corley

It may seem like an easy task, flipping a switch and illuminating a room. But it’s a complex process, and one that Meade County RECC works to keep running smoothly. What began in 1937, as a result of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the electric cooperative has grown from 510 meters to more than 28,000 meters today, servicing homes in parts of Meade, Breckinridge, Hardin, Grayson, Ohio, Hancock counties, with nearly 3,000 miles of power line. What makes a co-op different is that it is governed by a seven-member board of directors, who are all members of the co-op, which itself is a not-for-profit entity, and those who receive services from MCRECC are members/owners of the cooperative as well, MCRECC vice president of member services and marketing Tim Gossett said. About 1,000 electric co-ops exist in the U.S. today, providing electric service in 47 states and serving 10 percent of the population. MCRECC purchases power from Big Rivers Electric Corporation, an electric generation and transmission cooperative based in Henderson, Ky. Big Rivers also supplies power to Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, based in Paducah, Ky., and Kenergy Corporation, based in Henderson. Big Rivers had entered into a lease agreement with Louisville Gas and Electric for in 1998, before ‘unwinding’ the contract this past July. Big Rivers went from a company with over 30 percent negativity equity to over 20 percent positive equity, over a period of about 11 years, Gossett said. “Big Rivers is one of the most financially stable cooperatives in the nation,” Gossett said. As a result, that stability is also seen in MCRECC, which employs 63 full-time workers and three part-time workers. However, the weather pat-


ABOVE: MCRECC, with offices located in Brandenburg and Hardinsburg, Ky., provides electricity to parts of Meade, Breckinridge, Hardin, Grayson, Ohio and Hancock counties. RIGHT: Patricia Madden, customer, makes a payment at the Brandenburg MCRECC branch, to employee JoAnn Hembrey. terns over the past few years have, as Gossett said, not been kind to MCRECC. With the tornado in February 2008, followed by remnants of Hurricane Ike in September 2008 and then the ice storm at the end of January 2009, MCRECC has dealt with millions of dollars worth of damage to the cooperative system, though Gossett said it was worse in other parts of Kentucky than it was to the MCRECC service area. Though some may think the recent weather has been unusual, Gossett said big storms are nothing new and storms in 2004, 1998, 1994 and the 1970s were just as severe. “I don’t think that weather has really been any different in the last years,” Gossett. “If you really look back at weather, “Some years your geographic area encounters the severe weather systems, while, in other years, other parts of the state encounter the severe weather.” What has been a big factor, Gossett said, like any other industry, is advancing technologies. From keeping up with meter reading to GIS-mapping the system to know where every pole and conductor is located, every aspect of delivering electricity has improved. “Back in the early years,

we asked consumers to send us their meter readings,” Gossett said. “We now can read meters remotely.” In the early years, consumers used to send postcards when their electricity had gone out, sometimes going for days without it in the meantime. Now, MCRECC is instituting an outage management system, which will let the cooperative know when and where an outage occurs, which will allow us to dispatch repair crews more quickly, he said. As for the future of MCRECC, Gossett said the co-op is preparing for whatever may lie ahead. One of the ways Gossett said they’re doing that is through the replacement of copper wiring with new aluminum conductor, which he estimates is a five-year process. “We’ll try to get (those wires) out from across fields and hollers where we can,” Gossett said. “We’ll work to get it out closer to roads, where it’s easier to make repairs and be more accessible for maintenance.” Poles will be closer together, with shorter spans, and that’s something Gossett believes will help ensure a more reliable system. “That should make a stronger, hopefully more durable system, but anytime

Ending required overdraft protection By David Uffington Dollars And Sense Until now, users of ATM or debit cards could make purchases that basically cleared their accounts, and then some, and the bank would cover the overage temporarily — for a fee. Sometimes the overdraft was accidental, perhaps due to a mistake made in the checkbook. Other times it was a gas station that caused the problem: Use a debit card to buy gas at a pre-pay pump, and more often than not an amount much larger than the actual purchase would be put on “hold” for the balance of the day. Or maybe the consumer knew in advance that there wasn’t enough money for a purchase. No matter the reason, if an overdraft was created, the bank charged fees that netted the banking industry many billions of dollars per year. If multiple transactions were made, multi-

ple fees would be charged. It was the hefty overdraft fees — often amounting to $30 or more per occurrence — that consumers said were excessive, and the complaints stacked up at the Federal Reserve. Starting next summer, banks will have to ask permission of consumers to charge overdraft fees. Account owners will have to opt in to have overdraft protection, and banks will be limited to charging one overdraft fee per month or six per year. Unless consumers sign up for overdraft protection (and pay the resulting fees,) the end results could be harsh. Instead of a bank covering any overages (and charging a fee for it), ATM and debit cards will be shut off once the withdrawal exceeds the amount in the account — right in the middle of a transaction. Here are some suggestions:

•Sign up for the overdraft protection in case of an emergency expense. If you don’t have the money in the bank, that overdraft fee might be a welcome expense. •Balance your accounts every month and don’t spend what you don’t have. *Pay attention to the information leaflets that come in your statements. Expect fees for other services to go up and minimum balances on accounts to go higher. Banks are going to miss those billions of dollars and will need to make them up in others ways. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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you’re dealing with Mother Nature, it’s a tough battle,” Gossett said. Another issue on the horizon will concern the environment and alternative energy and how that will affect energy providers. Gossett said Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are not supporting cap-and-trade, “in any way shape or form.” He said such legislation, which was passed to curb greenhouse emissions and promote alternative energy, would be a major tax on Kentucky’s electric cooperative members, 93 percent of whose electricity is provided by coal, which, when burned, is a source of greenhouse emissions. “We feel something’s

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going to happen, we just don’t know what,” Gossett said, regarding the legislation’s impact on energy in the Commonwealth. “We’re working to make sure it’s fair, affordable and achievable for all members.” He said such legislation could easily double, or more, the electricity bills of Meade County RECC’s members. He said MCRECC, and other Kentucky co-ops, are working with customers to be smarter electricity consumers, be it by increasing insulation or utilizing more efficient appliances. Gos-

sett said Kentucky’s rural electric cooperatives have given away more than a half million compact fluorescent light bulbs across the state. For more information about the future of energy, log on to www.ourenergy. coop and for more information about MCRECC, log on to or call the office at 270-422-2162. Meade County Rural Electricity Cooperative Corporation is located at 1351 Hwy. 79 in Brandenburg with an office also in Hardinsburg. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The hunt is on

Making a splash

Local hunters have great success during hunting season

The MCHS swim teams gets a first place finish in its young season


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Ben Achtabowski, Sports Editor 270-422-4542

By Ben Achtabowski

Lady Waves Tip-off Classic The Lady Waves basketball team will host the Lady Waves Tip-off Classic starting today and will go through tomorrow. There will be six teams participating. The first session will start at 7 p.m. tonight and continue tomorrow at 10 a.m. Games will be played at both the high school gymnasium and the Freshman Academy gymnasium. The Lady Waves will play Taylor County tonight at 7:45 p.m., Paul Laurence Dunbar at 10 a.m. and Spencer County at 7:45 p.m.


Isaiah Satram (left) dribbles past Chase Garris.

This season, the Meade County Greenwave basketball team’s style will make a 180 from previous years. The team returns two starters and a handful of other players who saw significant time last year, however Meade County only has three players over 6-foot. So, Greenwave head coach Jerry Garris is overhauling his team’s style of play. “Last year was a question mark,” Garris said, who led last year’s team to a 16-12 record and a fourth-straight district title. “But this year is even a bigger question mark. The biggest thing is

Admission is $4 per session or is free with the Lady Waves season pass. ON DECK

Dec. 4-6 Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament



Dec. 5 Greenwave Basketball District Tip-off classic @ Breckinridge Co. Greenwave Wrestling @Oldham Co. Super Duals

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the way we have changed things. The speed and pace is just different. I think they are doing more thinking than playing. I think once we start to react rather than think out there we’ll start to get things done.” Garris is implementing a more run-and-gun or a dribble-drive offense, which is a far stray from the past few years when the Greenwave dominated post play with players such as Nick Stinnett and last year’s center Ethan Brangers. Brangers led last year’s team in rebounds, (8.14 per game) steals (52) and scoring (12.5 per game), while power forward Doug Wells was the Greenwave defen-

sive player of the year. Two seniors will lead Meade County this year and the rest of the team is made up of sophomores and freshmen. The new offense has four and sometimes five guards around the perimeter. “It’s coming together,” said senior guard Isaiah Satram, who is one of the two returning starters. “It’s going to take some work because we have all this new stuff and we’re pretty young.” “Our offense is similar with some plays, but a lot of our offense is going to be completely different,” said senior guard Will Campbell. “It’s going to be one big man and


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Dec. 7 Lady Waves JV/V Basketball Ohio Co. 6:30/8 p.m.

7the and 8th Grade boys Basketball @ Radcliff 5:30 p.m.

Greenwave Freshman Basketball South Central @ JRA

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Dec. 8 Flaherty Archery Practice 3:30-5 p.m.

Greenwave JV/Varsity Basketball Hancock Co. 6:30/8 p.m.

Dec. 9 Greenwave Wrestling PRP and Fairdale @ Fairdale 5:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY Second Annual Chelsea Stinnett Memorial Community Volleyball Tournament

Registration for the Feb. 8 volleyball tournament will continue through Jan. 8.

The teams much have at least six players and two females on the team. The tournament is a no-spike league with only underhand serving. Players must be 18 years or older.

The double elimination tournament may start on Jan. 5 if there are more than 14 teams. Cost for each team is $100 ($125 for late registration) also there is a $50 deposit due during the sign up.

Trophies will be given to the first and second place teams.

For more information e-mail volleyball booster president Regina Robers at or head coach Jennifer Smith at Jennifer.smith@meade.

Entry forms can be mailed to Jennifer Smith 938 Old State Rd. Brandenburg, KY 40108

The Meade County Greenwave wrestling team’s expectations have grown exponentially since its inception four years ago. After last year’s 20th place finish in the state and the program’s first wrestler making top eight in the state with 215-pound Tyler Crow, the team has grown a gaudy 70-plus members and has its sights set even higher than previous years. “I’ve always had high expectations, but we should be as strong as we’ve ever been,” said Greenwave wrestling head coach Bob Davis. “The good thing about it is that it doesn’t bother me that I’m going to lose five quality seniors because I have built a program that is feeding like none other.” This year the Meade County school board also boosted the program by allowing fifth- and sixth-


TOP: Nelson Mason Jr. looks for a pin against Jacob Stone. ABOVE: Garrett Kenealy takes down Danny Mattingly. graders to join the junior high program. With that addition the entire program holds nearly 90 members. “That was a great thing (the school

board did) did,” Davis said. “That’s really exciting to have these kids come in a lot younger.” With all the additions to the team

and a roster that is one of the largest of any athletic team at the high school, lofty goals have become expected from Davis and the wrestlers. “(Getting 20th at state) was a pretty big step,” said senior Tyler Crow. “Being only three years old and getting that high in the state says a lot about this program. Our goal was top 20 and we got it. This year as seniors we have to come together and have a talk. We’ll set our goals high.” Crow comes into the season ranked No. 1 at the 215-pound weight class. After last year’s fourth place finish in the state, he wants to be on the top of the podium this season. “I got a taste and now I want the whole plate,” he said. “When you make it to the podium and you’re not on top it makes you want it more. I had to stand below a lot of people last year on that podium. I didn’t like


Wathen’s shooting helps Lady Waves get first win of season By Ben Achtabowski Clutch shooting secured the Meade County Lady Waves’ first win of the season over the South Central (Ind.) Rebels on Tuesday night, 58-56. With only 1:28 left in the game senior guard Mallory Wathen hit a huge 3-point shot from the baseline to knot the game up at 55. “After practice on Sunday I stayed after with some of the girls and took about 400 shots,” Wathen said, who had 13 points and 3 3-pointers. “I think that really helped us out and in the end helped me make some big 3s.” Overall the game was a 3-point shootout as both teams combined for a total of

40 3-point attempts. The Lady Waves went 6-of-18 and also made 14-of-20 free throws to push them ahead in the waning moments of the game. With the score 57-56, the Rebels had a chance to tie the game again with seven seconds left when senior point guard Caroline Wilson fouled out. But the free throw attempt by Shelby Miller clanked off the side of the rim and Meade County went on to make one more free throw to clinch the victory. “I think we didn’t play very well,” said Lady Wave head coach Josh Hurt. “But in the end we made a couple plays to pull it out. What we have is experience. We’re still not perfect. But last year we may have lost that game. The difference

is this year we didn’t panic. We’ve been there before.” The Lady Waves found themselves down 34-28 at the half, which was due to the high volume of turnovers. “We had a lot of turnovers,” Hurt said, whose team ended the night with 21 turnovers. “Very few of them were forced. So many of them were us not handling it, us not making the right pass, us doing things that we’re not supposed to be doing. A lot of our mistakes were mental.” Junior forward Scarlett Powers led the team with a double-double — 14 points and 13 rebounds. She also had three blocks and a steal. Senior Carly Evans came

Mallory Wathen hit a 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes left in the game to give the Lady Waves an edge over South Central (Ind.). Wathen make three 3-pointers in the game.




SPORTS Meade County boys teams are ready for the season Friday, December 4, 2009

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The 2009-10 Greenwave basketball team poses for a team picture. Players on the team are Isaiah Satram, Will Campbell, Chase Garris, Bo Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Cheaney Schwartz, Stephen Compton, Wes Dowell, Bryce Garris, Jacob Waldecker, Travis Desrochers, Jared Raymer, Justin Mosier, Connor Williams, Zach Bogard and Cody Warman. Student assistants are Rebecca Vaughn, Monika Sermon, Erica Dowell, Brooke Perry, Selena Burton, Sarah Stankiewicz, Candace Moiser, Chelsea Milton and Nathan Turner. Coaches are head coach Jerry Garris, assistant coach Mike Schwartz, JV coach Jason Tripure and Freshmen coach Kevin Robinson.



The 2009-10 Greenwave wrestling team is the biggest in the program’s history. Team members are Chris Abernathy, Cole Aebersold, Dylan Andrews, John Ashmore, Ryan Babb, Michael Baskette, Austin Bejosano, Andy Branscum, Anthony Brooks, Josh Broughton, Mike Brown, Alen Carrol, Cody Carroll, Billy Carter, Joey Cater, Tyler Carter, James Childress, John Clark, Mike Clark, Erick Clifford, Tilden Cross, Tyler Crow, Jacob Cundiff, Jonathan Davis, San Graham, Tommy Graham, Mark Hall, Tre Hammock, Ryan Hogan, Zach Hornback, Cody Hoskins, Chris Jones, Lance Kelly, Tylor Kelly, Garrett Kenealy, Alec Lindsey, Branden Martin, Nelson Mason Jr., Danny Mattingly, Trent McGlothin, Alec Mielke, Austin Millay, Chaz Nevitt, Dylan Pike, Seth Pile, Braven Puffenbarger, Stanley Quire, Joe Roy, Charles Satram, Brandon Scott, Quentin Serrano, Jonah Shacklett, Brandon Simota, Charles Smallwood, Jacob Stone, Hank Sturgill, Evan Taylor, Zach Uhlig, Andrew Wathen, Ryan Webb, Levi Wilkins, Justin Williams, Sawyer Winskye.

Swim team takes first

The boys and girls swim teams took first place on Monday. The two teams had a combined score of 678. Here are the results of the meet held at Fort Knox: Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay 1 Meade County A 2:07.98 5 Meade County B 2:28.93 Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay 1 Meade County 1:47.28 Girls 200 Yard IM 8 Buckey, Aviva 3:11.76 9 Hurd, Whitney 3:18.37 Boys 200 Yard IM 1 Osborne, T.J.2:28.94 4 Caro, Clifton 2:42.20 Girls 50 Yard Freestyle 2 Crotzer, Ashley N 28.26 4 Mills, Kenzie 30.01 7 Monchilovich, Tara L 31.97 8 Lanham, Krystin 32.51 10 Slyfield, Paige 32.78 14 Presley, Megan 34.16 20 Bewley, Kelsie 34.83 28 Reichmuth, Lacey 36.65 29 Smith, Katie 37.09 31 King, Hannah 37.54 40 Cooper, Cierra 39.30 43 Lancaster, Chelsea 39.75 46 Karr, Georgia 41.03 48 Knott, Taryn 41.97 52 Thompson, Danielle 42.72 53 Wolfe, Rebekah 43.01 54 Pollock, Courtney 43.33 58 Aikin, Alex 47.11 59 Stepkaeva, Yana 47.41 63 Roederer, Hallie 50.29 Boys 50 Yard Freestyle 2 King, Scott 24.94 3 Mason, Shawn 26.12 4 Presley, Justin 27.24 9 Gayetty, Roger 29.52 15Lafollette, Charles 31.64 16 Obrien, Preston 32.22 17 Thoma, Nicholas 32.72 18 McClish, Christopher32.74 22 Johnson, Daniel 34.42 23 Bean, Wyatt 35.45 28 Tate, Collin 45.37 Girls 100 Yard Butterfly 3 Hurt, Lisa M 1:13.85 6 Mills, Kenzie 1:19.94 9 Buckey, Savannah J 1:25.44 11 Spink, Morgan 1:39.12 Boys 100 Yard Butterfly 2 Bevill, Ben 1:04.92 4 Higgins, Christopher1:08.43 Girls 100 Yard Freestyle

17 Buckey, Aviva 1:20.99 21 Knott, Taryn 1:24.85 22 King, Hannah 29 Thompson, Danielle Boys 100 Yard Freestyle 2 Mason, Shawn 58.50 5 Higgins, Christopher1:02.57 15 McClish, Christopher1:21.43 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2 Meade County 1:57.50 6 Meade County 2:09.65 Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 1 Meade County 1:42.49 7Meade County 2:25.34 Girls 100 Yard Backstroke 3 Buckey, Savannah J1:17.07 8 Spink, Morgan 1:27.00 15 Presley, Megan 1:38.06 Boys 100 Yard Backstroke 2 Presley, Justin 1:06.91 9 Lafollette, Charles 1:30.58 Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke 2English, Kelsey 1:23.66 8 Hurd, Whitney 1:32.22 9 Stull, Darby 1:34.17 14 Bewley, Kelsie 1:51.26 Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke 4 Osborne, T.J. 1:17.83 7 Caro, Clifton 1:24.19 17Obrien, Preston 1:42.19 Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 1Meade County 4:09.74 Combined Team Scores 1. Meade County 678 2. Fort Knox 508 3. Bullitt East 461 4. Central Hardin 375 5. Sacred Heart 310 6. North Hardin 305 7. North Bullitt 114 8. John Hardin 77 9. Bullitt Central 54 Women - Team Rankings 1. Meade County 321 2. Sacred Heart 310 3. Central Hardin 256 4. Fort Knox 244 5. Bullitt East 126 6. North Hardin 114 7. North Bullitt105 8. Bullitt Central 25 9. John Hardin 1 Men - Team Rankings 1. Meade County 357 2. Bullitt East 335 3. Fort Knox 264 4. North Hardin 191 5. Central Hardin 119 6. John Hardin 76 7. Bullitt Central 29 8. North Bullitt 9


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Style From page B1 then the guards around the perimeter shooting. We have a lot better shooting group this year than last year. So instead of focusing on the inside play we’ll be taking more 3s and driving to the hole.” Because the team relied heavily on the seniors last year, the bench played short minutes on the court, during which they gained some important experience but Garris feels the team is still very under-prepared. “Last year, even though they got that experience, they were only in a few minutes at a time,” Garris said. “They didn’t have to sustain that concentration. Last year they could go hard — and they did — for a few minutes. Now their concentration is still about 3 or 4 minutes.” The other returning starter is sophomore Thomas Wilson who will fly solo in the paint and will take the brunt of the rebounding duties. “We’re not going to be all perimeter,” Garris said.

Mania From page B1 them being above me … I want to be on the top with them looking up at me.” A year older and wiser, Crow has learned some new techniques and has improved his overall game, but he also has a new battle to fight: cutting weight. “His shots improved and his strength is always improving,” Davis said. “He’s a solid 215 (pounds). Normally he didn’t have to cut weight — he was always hovering around 208 or 209 and he could eat like a hog. This year will be a little different. There’s some quality wrestlers out there at 215. He’ll have his hands full; it won’t be a cakewalk for him. But if he doesn’t make it to the podium I’d be shocked.” Meade County wrestlers talk a lot about “podium” or “pedestal” — which is where the top eight wrestlers of each weight class stand at the state tournament. For most of the wrestlers it’s something to strive for; in fact Davis feels eight different Greenwave grapplers have the potential to make it to the podium this year. One of the biggest contenders for a top-eight finish is senior 171-pound Nelson Mason Jr. Last season Mason struggled with injuries and lost in the third round of the consolation bracket at the state tournament. “He’s not healthy,” Davis said of Mason who suffered some injuries during this football season. “He has some things bothering him. He’s back out there grinding. (Mason) should be on the pedestal.” At the 119-pound division is senior Dylan Pike who is another wrestler that could find the podium at the end of the year. Senior James Childress will move up two weight classes from last year’s 112-pounds to 125-pounds this year. “James has worked hard this off-season,” Davis said. “He’s always worked hard during his whole career, but he’s really worked hard this year. He’s ready. I think he’s ready to give me

Shooting From page B1 off the bench for 13 points and two assists and senior center Bliss Powers had seven points and six rebounds. This was a huge win for the Lady Waves as they head into one of the toughest stretches of the schedule: They play Paul Dunbar and Spencer County tomorrow in the Lady Waves Tip-off Classic, then they play defending region champion Ohio County on Monday and finally travel to district rival Breckinridge County on Friday. “It’s a huge relief to get this win. No one wants to be ‘Ofer,’” Hurt said. “We have a tough schedule coming up. This tournament is going to

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“We’ll have enough drive and dishes where those big guys will have to finish. They have to finish though. What they need to do is score off those offensive rebounds.” Backing up Thomas Wilson will be sophomore Stephen Compton who is one of the biggest players on the team at 6-1, 165 pounds. While there are few post players, Garris is loaded with guards. Six gameready guards will see plenty of time on the floor. “I think it will take a while to get a rotation down,” he said. “We got some kids that are pretty interchangeable. That’s what I like about this team. We have four guards out on the perimeter and any of those kids can play any of those four spots.” The six players are seniors Satram and Campbell, sophomores Bo Wilson, Chase Garris and Cheaney Schwartz and freshman Bryce Garris. “Cheaney is capable of scoring,” Garris said of his guard, who saw significant time during the team’s run in the district tournament last year. “Cheaney is more of a scorer than a shooter.

He can get to the rim and make some unorthodox shots. I think we have three or four kids that are capable of putting up points. It’s just a matter of having them score on the same night. Isaiah has to do it more consistently. Will can score for us to. Chase needs to shoot more. He gave up a lot of open looks last year.” Because the offense relies on shooting the ball well, Garris feels that will lead to some very erratic games. During preseason scrimmages Meade County has been shooting in the mid-20 percent range. Garris expects the team to shoot in the mid 40-percent range from the field this year to be successful. “I think there are going to be some games where we look good,” he said. “Then there’s going to be games where we don’t shoot well and people are going to say ‘what are you doing out there?’ Anytime you don’t shoot it well you’re not going to look good.” While the Greenwave gets acclimated to its new offense, the team is in the hunt for a fifth-straight 11th District championship.

Breckinridge County seems to be the favorite, returning several key players including some big post players. “I think (Breckinridge is) probably ahead of us,” Garris said. “They got a lot of kids back. They only lost maybe two kids. By the time March rolls around hopefully we’ll be ready to compete for that district title.” But before the district tournament in March, the

a good senior year.” “I’ve improved greatly (since my freshman year),” Childress added. “Right now we’re working on stand-up and you can’t hold me down. I’m solid on my feet.” At the 130-pound class is sophomore Garrett Kenealy, who went 1-2 at the state meet last year. “He’s a solid kid,” Davis said of Kenealy. “He should do better this year. Will he get on the pedestal? Maybe, if he works hard.” The 135-pound weight class will have a returning wrestler, sophomore Billy Carter. Carter wrestled his eighth grade year but missed his freshman year. Carter will have his hands full as eighthgrader Jonah Shacklett has a made a bid for the spot. “(Carter will) probably be my starting 135,” Davis said. “(Shacklett) gave Billy a heck of a challenge the other day. (Shacklett’s) very aggressive. He’s very athletic. He’s strong, but he doesn’t look it. He doesn’t back down to anybody; he’ll wrestle Tyler Crow if I wanted him to.” Billy’s older brother, Joey Carter, will take the 140-pound spot. “The last few years I’ve been able to muscle kids around,” Joey Carter said, who is a senior. “But this year I’ve been working on my moves. I’ve been working hard on my feet and I think I’ll be better than the last three years. You can’t muscle around the best wrestlers in the state. You have to use technique on them.” The 145-pound weight class has another new Greenwave grappler junior Michael Brown, who transfered from Illinois last year. The 152-pound class has sophomore Cody Hoskins, Davis said. “Cody should be solid,” he said. “We’ve been looking at Cody for a long time. It’s his year to shine.” At the 160-pound class, junior Zach Uhlig looks to redeem himself from a poor showing at the region tournament last year. “Zach was a little embarrassed last year,” Davis said. “He went in there and did well in regional and then fell short of state. It bothered him and he’s coming

back with a vengeance. He wants to do well.” At the 189-pound weight class is last year’s fifth-place region finisher and state qualifier junior Brandon Simota. Davis also feels Simota is a wrestler that could find himself atop the podium at the end of the season. At the heavyweight class senior Chaz Nevitt is returning and is fighting through a knee injury from football season. “Chaz is probably my No. 1 guy,” Davis said. “I don’t know how much his knee can handle it. I told him the first time he goes down with his knee that I’m going to let him go until he can prove to me otherwise. It worries me. It worried me during football and it worries me during wrestling.” On the other end of the spectrum, 94-pound seventhgrader Chris Abernathy will fill the 103-pound class. “He’s as strong as can be,” Davis said. “He’s doing well — very technical and very quick. He doesn’t want to get pinned and won’t get pinned.”

To round out the team is 112-pound sophomore Lance Kelly. Last year Kelly made it to the state tournament and was knocked out of the consolation round. With a solid core returning — seven of whom were state qualifiers last year — Davis only knows one way to get better and that’s to wrestle the best. “I worked hard with the schedule this year,” he said. “We finished 20th last year and my goal was the play all 19 teams that were ahead of us. That was my goal. I’ve come close.” The biggest improvement of the schedule is the transfer from invitationals to duals. Duals can be better for the entire team as all wrestlers are guaranteed at least five matches rather than the traditional invitational, which may only give wrestlers two matches. “I don’t want to go to a tournament and watch my young wrestlers go twoand-out,” Davis said. “I want them to gain more knowledge wrestling five times than watching match-

be murder’s row. If we don’t get this one tonight then it starts to get into our heads.” Waves drop first game The Lady Waves lost to the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers on Monday night, 70-48. The team took a while to get onto the board and found themselves in a 23-8 hole after the first quarter and Elizabethtown proved to be too powerful for a comeback. The Lady Waves outrebounded the Lady Panthers 26-21 but they also had 23 turnovers. Wilson led the team with 15 points and also had two assists and two steals. Scarlett Powers had 12 points and 5 rebounds while Bliss Powers had 8 points and four rebounds. Carly Evans added six points and four assists.

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Jared Raymer posts up Will Campbell during practice. RIGHT: Bryce Garris shoots a jumper during warmups.

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James Childress takes control of an opponent. es all day … We’ll wrestle between 50 and 60 matches. That’s about the norm for teams that want to go out there and really compete.” The team will start its season tomorrow at the Oldham County Duals and will have several important meets including its own tournament, The Meade County Tsunami on Dec. 22-23, and then travels to West Virginia for the WSAZ Invitational at the end of January. Meade County will try to

regain Region 3 supremacy after Southern won it last year, though the region welcomes a new team from Bullitt East and up-and-coming teams such as Fairdale, Doss and Pleasure Ridge Park. “Region 3 competition is getting a little bit better,” Davis said. “That’s good. It breeds better performance at state. Everyone thought that Region 3 was the laughing stock of the state, but we’ve come a long way. I’m pretty excited about it.”

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wins early in the season Meade County may be chasing down another district championship. “I just want to go out with a bang,” said Campbell, who is looking forward to his senior year. “Hopefully we’ll win the district and make it to the region championship. We just want to continue the Meade County tradition. We win the district, that’s what we do.”


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Greenwave will have to dive headfirst into district play as two of the first four games are against Breckinridge and Hancock counties. “That’s bad scheduling,” Garris said. “When we moved over to this district that was just how things were available. In the past, if you get those two early wins then you’re in the driver’s seat. You have them chasing you.” If they get those two

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• You might be surprised to learn that, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest swimming pool in the world isn't found in one of the large industrialized nations as you might expect, but in the relatively small South American country of Chile. Built by a mega-resort on the ocean, the pool covers 20 acres, is more than 1,000 yards long and holds a whopping 66 million gallons of water. Construction took five years and cost more than $1.5 billion, and the estimated annual maintenance cost is more than $3 million.

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• Those who study such things say that lightning travels at one-third the speed of light. • American comedian and actor Jack Benny originally entered the family business of haberdashery. However, he was so bad at it that his own father fired him. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) That change in holiday travel plans might be more vexing than you'd expected. But try to take it in stride. Also, it couldn't hurt to use that Aries charm to coax out some helpful cooperation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine determination helps you deal with an unforeseen complication. And, as usual, you prove that when it comes to a challenge, you have what it takes to take it on. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although a romantic theme dominates much of the week, all those warm and fuzzy feelings don't interfere with the more pragmatic matters you need to take care of. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Best not to ignore those doubts about an upcoming decision. Instead, recheck the facts you were given to make sure nothing important was left out. A weekend surprise awaits you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) No time for a catnap -- yet. You might still have to straighten out one or two factors so that you can finally assure yourself of the truth about a troubling workplace situation. Stay with it. VIRGO (August 23 September 22) News from an old friend could lead to an unexpected (but nonetheless welcome) reunion with someone who had once been very special in your life. Be open to the possibilities. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It might be time for a family council. The sooner those problems are resolved, the sooner you can move ahead with your holiday preparations. Don't let the opportunity pass you by. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Take some time out to give more attention to a personal relationship that seems to be suffering from a sense of emotional neglect. Provide that much-needed reassurance. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Cheer up. That unusual circumstance that might faze most people can be handled pretty well by the savvy Sagittarian. Look at it as an opportunity rather than an obstacle.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Someone you believe has hurt you in the past might now need your help. Reaching out could be difficult. But the generous Goat will be able to do the right thing, as always. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Prioritizing is an important part of your pre-holiday scheduling. Try to give time both to your workday responsibilities and those personal matters you might have neglected. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) With the vestiges of your anger about that painful incident fading, you can now focus all your energy on the more positive aspects of your life, including that personal situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of bringing your own strong sense of reassurance to others and encouraging them to hope. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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TRAVEL- WORK- PARTYPLAY Florida Bound! National company now hiring 18+ sharp guys/ gals to work/ travel entire USA. 2wks PAID training, transportation & lodging furnished. PAID DAILY! Returns guaranteed. Call Today, Start Today! 1-888741-2190

Ky Health Training: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Nurse Aide Training, Phlebotomy training. Lexington & Georgetown. Day, Night, Weekend classes. 859-9632901, 888-274-2018 www.

Redheaded Walker Coonhound. Female. Red collar with tags. White/black/brown/red. Lost Oct. 21st. Milan and Turkey Heaven intersection. 502-494-6861

Meade County Clothes Closet Calender Dec. 12 — Angel Tree gifts due back Dec. 14-21 — Pick up of Angel Tree gifts at the Clothes Closet Dec. 19 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., BROWN BAG day Clothes Closet will be closed from Dec. 23 thru Jan. 3, 2010, and will reopen Jan. 4, 2010, at10 a.m. 2320 ByPass Rd., Brandenburg • 422-2010


AUCTION sponsored by Meade County Saddle Club

December 12, 2009 at St. Mary’s Parrish Hall, Payneville, KY all proceeds benefit Jennifer Addison Lyons and family

Auction starts @ 1 p.m. Rook Tournament @ 6 p.m.

$10 entry fee per person, draw for partners ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 866-460-9765 FREE HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Must be LAID OFF, Collecting Unemployment or exhausted benefits. Funding Thru STATE WIA Program. AMERICAN HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAINING 866-280-5836

Cornhole Tournament @ 4 p.m. entry fee $10 per person, draw for partners, $100 added

Dance @ 8 p.m.

D.J. by Happy Hour Productions For more info – call 270-945-8309 or 270-497-4461




Barr Automotive Inc



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

270-422-7442 2070 A Bypass Rd. Brandenburg, KY. 40108

Bait & Tackle All your FISHING & OUTDOOR needs!


Cleaners and Alterations “We Love Our Customers”

478 Broadway Brandenburg, KY 40108

270-422-3213 Automotive & Diesel Repair

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Handyman Handy yman Services

YOUART’S concrete service

• Stamping • Commercial

Knott’s Body Shop 422-1202


Spencerian College (Lexington) seeks adjunct instructors in Electronic Engineering. Requires Bachelor’s Degree or Associate degree with certifications and field experience to teach A+ hardware/software. Microsoft server and teaching experience preferred. Winter quarter begins January 4, 2010. Send resume to jpeters@ EOE

Lost Yellow Lab – male, 2 yrs. old, 70 lbs, no collar, missing from Christian Church Road, Weldon area on Nov. 14th. Please call 270-668-2555

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Friday, December 4, 2009


4th Annual Coat and Toy Drive for the children NOW ACCEPTING

Toys • (washable) Coats • Shoes All donations need to be received by December 15 Drop off at this business location

455 ByPass Road, Suite C Brandenburg, KY 40108

Medical scrubs in good condition $3 each for medium pants and $3 each for large tops. Call 270-945-1491


HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Excellent condition, 5,800 miles, $7,800 or best offer 270-668-4857

Horse Farm, Elizabeth, Ind. 27 acres. Multiple uses. Seller will divide. Just lowered price reduced to $295,000.00. Can be used for boarding, training, breeding, operation, etc. For detailed info, call Larry Hayes, Remax Properties East 502262-0549.

LAND FOR SALE 24 acres mini farm near Irvington. Nice home site, pasture, trees, electric. 13 acres mini farm 10 miles from Brandenburg. Beautiful home site, wooded and open, electric. 5 acres and 10 acres wooded tracts, Breckinridge Co., only 25 miles from Fort Knox. 1-4 acres Meade County Water, septic, electric, near Fort Knox. Perfect for deer hunting: properties 31 acres to 112 acres, you may combine. Properties are in Breckinridge, Meade, and joining counties in Kentucky.

Call MW at 270-668-4035

English Estates

Lots for Sale • Protective Covenants • Black top roads • Close to Schools, Hospitals & Stores • 1.5 miles West of Brandenburg ByPass, subdivision on right 1.638 acres ............. LOT 8........................ $19,900 1.696 acres ............. LOT 28...................... $19,600 1.224 acres .............. LOT 42...................... $13,900 1.572 acres .............. LOT 48...................... $15,290 1.296 acres .............. LOT 49...................... $14,500 1.27 acres ................ LOT 50...................... $14,400 1.232 acres .............. LOT 51...................... $13,900

Indian Oaks

Lots for Sale • Protective Covenants • Black top roads • Close to Schools, Hospitals & Stores • County Water • Wooded lots • 2.5 miles South of Brandenburg By-Pass, subdivision on left 3.46 acres ............... LOT 10...................... $25,500 2.5297 acres ........... LOT 14...................... $17,000 2.5399 acres ............ LOT 15...................... $17,000 2.250 acres .............. LOT 16.......................$16,500

Meade Springs

Lots for Sale • Protective Covenants • Black top roads • Close to Schools, Hospitals & Stores • 1 mile South of Brandenburg By-Pass, turn left on Meade Springs Road, property on right 4.092 acres .............. LOT 29...................... $35,000 4.988 acres .............. LOT 30...................... $42,000

Hardesty-Raymond Road Lots for Sale • Black top roads •Country Living is were you want to be, then this is the place for you!

6 acres ...................LOT 9........................... $30,000 Pet Adoptions will take place at Orscheln Farm and Home in Radcliff, Ky. on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are thinking of volunteering, stop by and see how you can help or PINS at 270-422-7066. Get all your local news delivered to you TODAY from The News Standard! Call 270-422-4542. Report suspected illegal activity in your neighborhood by calling the Meade County Sheriff’s Department anonymous tip line at 270-422-4673 or email


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Kentucky Land Co. of Irvington

Real Estate Development We buy and sell land For Sale – Miniature Dachshund puppies – Black, tan, and red short haired, male and female. Raised in our home and spoiled daily! CKC registered. $250 includes first shot, vet check, and starter pack of food. Call 270-422-4828

Get your adopted pets spayed or neutered! Pets adopted from the Meade County Animal Shelter can be spayed or neutered for free from PINS (Pets in Need Society). www. or call 270-422-7066.

ADOPT - A - PET TODAY! Call the Meade County Animal Shelter 422-2064

270-547-4222 1-866-865-5263 1.5 acre lot with city water, well, electric available, nice level, open and wooded, great location in Meade County. $35,000 cash. 1-866-865-5263 www. 3 bd, 2 bath on 1 acre with garage. $59,900. $4,900 down. $609 per month. 1-866-865-5263 45 acres located in Custer. Open/wooded located off Hwy. 86. $2,200 per acre. 1-866865-5263 8 acres completely open. Great tract for hay. $24,900. $500 down. $270 per month. 1-866-865-5263 www. 5 acres, open, great for mobile homes. $15,000. $500 down. $161 per month. 1-866-865-5263 28 acres, open in front, remaining balance wooded, large pond. $85,000 cash. 1-866865-5263 4 bd, 2 bath brick house with basement and barn on 3 acres. $140,000 cash only. 1-866-865-5263


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!

Country Squire Homes Toll Free


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

2 acres and 2.5 acre lots in Whelan Ponds development, 1.3 miles west of Brandenburg By-Pass Road on Hwy. 79. Restrictions. Lots starting at $34,900. Call 270-668-8003 or


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

Notice: Transportation to AA meetings will be provided from MACC Ministries for Brandenburg and Irvington. For more information, call Glenn at 270-497-4378. BRANDENBURG ALANON: 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 270547-0347 or 270-547-0445. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-5470347 or 270-547-0445. 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 info. 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 270-7061493 or Karen at 270-7061250 for more information. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Support groups typically meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. and the 1st Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Registration is required. Call to register or for more information, call 270-7065092 or 270-706-5071

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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

Driver- Flatbed Drivers - We have the Freight to make you $$. Must have TWIC card or apply within 30 days. Class-A CDL. Western Express. 888-801-5295

DRIVERS CDL-A FLATBED Up to .40 CPM. Home Time. Benefits. OTR Experience Required. No felonies. Top Earner. $69,000. Carrier since 1928! 800-4414271 xKY-100

Drivers- HIRING FLATBED DRIVERS. Great pay & Benefits. Home EVERY week. 1 year tractor- trailer experience required. Call 888-605-5238, or apply online at Equal Opportunity Employer. Drivers- Immediate Need! Regional & OTR positions available NOW! CDL-A w/ Tanker REQ’D. Outstanding pay & benefits! Call a recruiter TODAY! 877-484-3061

Flatbed Company & O/OPs needed. Must have 2 years Steel Coil Exp. O/OPs must have own trailer & equipment. Excellent pay & Benefits. Low Deadhead Miles. Call M-F 8am-4pm. 800-525-3383 ext. 8 or apply online at FREE CDL CLASS-A TRAINING. Must be LAID OFF, Collecting Unemployment or exhausted benefits. Funding thru STATE WIA Program. Must meet hiring requirements of Major Trucking Companies. Financing options/ tuition reimbursement also available. TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING 866-244-3644 PTL OTR Drivers. New Pay Package! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262.

WTI Transport. Flatbed Carrier of Choice for O/Os & Company Drivers. Wanted: Highly motivated, professional flatbed drivers. Offering freight & stability. Great Pay/ Benefits Package. Call 800-828-6452

Christmas By the River at the Brandenburg Riverfront

Come see the light displays, lit every night through Jan. 1, 2010. Stay one step ahead of the storm Call the Meade County Emergency Management Hotline for important information about weather threats, school closings and delays, road closures, flash flood advisories, emergency shelter locations and more.


.LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Hardin Memorial Hospital Therapy and Sports Medicine Center at 1111 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 270-706-5010 or e-mail Beth Greenwell at bgreenwell@ BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, in 5A at 6 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Individuals who have had surgery, as well as those who are considering having the surgery are welcome. For more information, call Marcia Barnes, R.N. at 270-706-1559. HOPE & HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. 812-738-7893. SLEEP DISORDERS: AWAKE meeting – Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. A health awareness group for people affected by sleep apnea and/or sleep disorders. Call 812-738-7892 for more information. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: T.O.P.S group meets at Buck Grove Baptist Church every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lena at 270-4222692.

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Meade County High School Honor Roll, 1st term All A’s 09 Aebersold , Megan E 09 Arnold , Jessica D 09 Babb , Ryan A 09 Buttram , Rebecca C 09 Cannady , Leah C 09 Cecil , Madeline N 09 Coppinger III, Kenneth J 09 Crebessa , Rachel N 09 Darnall , Hanna M 09 Dunn , Meaghan C 09 Fackler , Alexander J 09 Fackler , Lindsey C 09 Greco , Alexis R 09 Hardesty , Marsha J 09 Hardesty , Megan R 09 Haynes , Sydney M 09 Hubbard , Brandon T 09 Lindsey , Curt T 09 Medley , Megan N 09 Mills , Ashlyn P 09 Mings , Felicia J 09 Prince , Nathan H 09 Raley , Brent N 09 Redmon , Natalie B 09 Shemwell , Deanna N 09 Stivers , Jessalyn R 09 Tucker , Makenzie J 09 Wilson , William T 10 Carnell , Justin S 10 Chism , Veronica S 10 Compton , Stephen B 10 Fuson , Benjamin K 10 Hoover , Tonya M 10 King , Alison E 10 McGraw , Courtney R 10 Mundell , Zachary L 10 Powers , Rachel A 10 Sanders , Tiffany G 10 Waldecker , Dakota J 10 Zabel , Andrew B 11 Adams , Kelsey A 11 Barr , Ryan A 11 Beck , Kathryn L 11 Curran , Angela M 11 Dowell , Sara C 11 King JR., Eric S 11 McCrary , Sharon L 12 Brown , Ashley K 12 Dages , Deanna N 12 Hail , Rebecca M 12 Higbee , Kayla M 12 Howard , Mary E 12 Huffines , Hannah L 12 Humphrey , Ashleigh R 12 Lembach , Nicholas R 12 Lynch , Kayla D 12 Powers , Bliss D 12 Smith , Cynthia A 12 Wathen , Mallory A 12 Wilson , Caroline E 12 Yundt , Cameron B A’s and B’s 09 Allen , Dallas W 09 Ashbaugh , Chelsi L 09 Baker , Audrieana J 09 Barley , Justin C 09 Barr , Rebekah K 09 Beck , Tara A 09 Benham , Courtney M 09 Bogard , Zachary S 09 Brangers , Amy R 09 Bruce , Camron M 09 Bruner , Derek A 09 Buchman , Noah G 09 Buckey , Aviva M 09 Buckman , Olivia J 09 Caro , Cliffton H 09 Caudill , Destiney M 09 Clark , Andrew D 09 Clark , Marissa M 09 Colburn , Jade A 09 Coronado , Marisa C 09 Crouch , Casey J 09 Daley , Taylor R 09 Darnell , Rebecca A 09 Denton , Allison M 09 Dillard , Melanie L 09 Dutschke , Latoshia N 09 Emerick , Courtney R 09 Farmer , Jacob S 09 Fraley , Kaleb S 09 Garris , Bryce J 09 Gayhart , Heather M 09 Gouvas , Andrew D 09 Haddock , Elizabeth J 09 Harreld , Rachel L 09 Hebert , Victoria S 09 Heibert , Natalie G 09 Hesse , Kiana K 09 Holley , Emerald A 09 Hubbard , Samantha R 09 Jantzen , Jonathan A

09 Johnson JR, Stewart E 09 Karr , Georgia A 09 Keith , Cody A 09 Keith , Kayla M 09 Kelly , Tylor A 09 Kennedy , Brandon 09 Kullman , Zachary W 09 Kwarciany , Nicholas M 09 LaTondress , Danielle L 09 Leonard , James W 09 Lindsey , Alec R 09 Lindsey-Borders , Brittany M 09 Long , Chase M 09 Luney , Maya T 09 Macam , Floraine R 09 Machine , Thomas J 09 Madden , Ashley D 09 Matthews , Amber N 09 Mattingly , Danny E 09 McGough , MollieAnne 09 Miller , Katurah H 09 Moody , Morgan G 09 Moore , Hanna D 09 Morgan , Joshua A 09 Morris , Paige J 09 Mosier , Justin L 09 Mullen , Jenna C 09 Mullins , Tiffany M 09 Noe , Montana D 09 Oliver , Taylor N 09 Osborne , Timothy J 09 Paisley , Justin T 09 Parker , Ryan K 09 Patty , Tamara G 09 Perry , Mikhaela M 09 Pfeiffer , Heather M 09 Popham , Nathan D 09 Priest , Cynthia E 09 Raymer , Jared M 09 Reardon , Randall A 09 Reese , Alexandrea J 09 Reese , Taylor A 09 Rice , Emily A 09 Riggs , Amber M 09 Roederer , Hallie R 09 Ruiz Jimenez , Lillian G 09 Sayenga , Samantha I 09 Sellers , Brittany D 09 Shrader , Beverly A 09 Smith , Kendell B 09 Speaks , Megan L 09 Stewart , Joseph H 09 Stull , William J 09 Tate , Lacee J 09 Thoma , Nicholas J 09 Thomas , Bailey J 09 Thompson , Danielle F 09 Thompson , Kenneth L 09 Timmons , Destiny N 09 Tubbs , Dawneisha L 09 Waldecker , Jacob V 09 Warman , Cody D 09 Warren III, James R 09 Weick , Billie L 09 Weick , Lindsey A 09 West , Darla T 09 White , Sara K 09 Williams , Connor J 09 Wittenbraker , Jacob A 09 Woolfolk , Morgan R 10 Allen , Savannah D 10 Ashmore , John T 10 Ballman , Makayla R 10 Bartlett , Taylor J 10 Bates , Justin S 10 Benham , Tanner L 10 Blevins , Cheyenne A 10 Boone , Katie J 10 Brown , James R 10 Brown , Mallory K 10 Butler , Andrew S 10 Clark , Rebecca M 10 Clutts , Laurel R 10 Corbin , Julee A 10 Cundiff , Gesta M 10 Curts , Alyssa D 10 Davis , Carol A 10 DeWitt , Taylor L 10 Dowell , Wesley E 10 Dulaney , Jennifer L 10 Durbin , Cody P 10 English , Kelsey J 10 English , Renee A 10 Farmer , Jordan S 10 Garris , Chase E 10 Geary , Jennifer R 10 Givans , Jon T 10 Gonsalves JR, Jarrett L 10 Hampton , Jessica B 10 Hardin , Helena M 10 Hebert , Gabrielle V 10 Hewlett , Matthew W

10 Hobbs , Sydney C 10 Hollis , Sarah R 10 Hurd , Whitney A 10 Johnson , Rachel L 10 Kaiser , Daniel C 10 King , Jordan T 10 Knott , Destiny M 10 Level , April L 10 Lewis , Hannah J 10 Logsdon , Amanda A 10 Logsdon , Amberly B 10 Manion , Ryan M 10 McKinley , Tessa L 10 Medley , Hayley R 10 Miller , Micaela G 10 Miller , William M 10 Milliner , Mason D 10 Mills , Makenzie L 10 Moore , Matthew D 10 Morgan , Zachary T 10 Mosier , Candice E 10 Mucker , Mashiara C 10 Nelson , Rachel N 10 Ocasio-Diaz , Tamara V 10 Osborne , Cadederia J 10 Padgett , Alissa A 10 Patenaude , Ashley L 10 Poe , Edward A 10 Pooler , Seth A 10 Presley , Justin C 10 Presley , Megan L 10 Redmon , Madison C 10 Rednour , Andrew N 10 Rister , Michael S 10 Ross , Deanna N 10 Rowell , Dana R 10 Russ , Katharine A 10 Sauls II, William T 10 Schwartz , Cheaney M 10 Shelton , Whitney L 10 Smith , Austin G 10 Smith , Brady G 10 Smith , Katie A 10 Spencer , Brittany N 10 Stanfield , Marley D 10 Stankiewicz , Sarah E 10 Stanley , Tyler A 10 Vanas , Dylan J 10 Wilson II, Benjamin O 11 Fairman, Kimberly D 11 Abell , Martika T 11 Ackerman , Hayley E 11 Adams , Jesse L 11 Adams , Michael T 11 Ammons , Emily D 11 Barr , Lauren D 11 Basham , Sara E 11 Benton , Erin E 11 Benton , Kristin N 11 Blehar , Jace M 11 Brown , Tabitha E 11 Buckey , Savannah J 11 Burchett , Lindsey S 11 Campbell , Trevor M 11 Clark , Kurtis T 11 Conover , Jared L 11 Davis III, Russell E 11 Dennis , Jessica L 11 Dowell , Ashton B 11 Fowler , Kimberly A 11 FUNK , BRITTNEY L 11 Gray , Shelby K 11 Greenwell , Kayla M 11 Hobbs , Cadie L 11 Hurt , Lisa M 11 Janes , Bethany A 11 Kessinger , Amber N 11 Lasley , Kaitlyn A 11 Latta , Christine D 11 Longoria , Curtis J 11 Matthews , Evan L 11 McClish II, Christopher M 11 McCombs , Emily K 11 McKinney , Jena M 11 Padgett , Kayla N 11 Patel , Bhavin A 11 Pike , Amelia S 11 Pipes , Alexa N 11 Powers , Scarlett R 11 Richardson , Lydia P 11 Roeder , James M 11 Scott , Shawn B 11 Settles , Aaron J 11 Shacklette , Alice A 11 Shiroma , Thomas W 11 Singleton , Ethan H 11 Slyfield , Paige L 11 Smith , Courtney C 11 Smith , Ryan K 11 Snyder , Ethan J 11 Spurlock JR, Dave A 11 Stauble , Mary C 11 Stepkaeva , Yana K 11 Stewart , Brianna J

11 Story , Jamon T 11 Thomason , Perry V 11 Waters , James D 11 Whelan , Stephanie L 11 Wilson II, William W 11 Woolfolk , Nicholas H 11 Young , Lindsey W 12 Abell Jr., Thomas E 12 Ackerman , Cameron C 12 Adams , Alexa A 12 Allen , Nicholas C 12 Ammons , Aaron D 12 Arwood , Melissa J 12 Beck , Travis J 12 Blevins , Toby R 12 Bogard , Allison J 12 Breeds , Sean D 12 Brown , Zachary M 12 Burnett , Justin A 12 Buttram , Anthony G 12 Campbell , William G 12 Cater , Kara B 12 Childress , James E 12 Clites , Jacquelynn M 12 Collingwood , Joseph R 12 Compton , Jordan L 12 Curts , Michael T 12 Darnall , Heather M 12 Delap , Tosha R 12 Douglas , Julee R 12 Duhan , Lauren K 12 Dukes , Kimberley M 12 Durbin , Alyssa K 12 Dutchover , Joseph L 12 Elmore , Mirage A 12 Fackler , Kyle A 12 Funk JR, Ricky R 12 Fuqua , Raven K 12 Goins , Laini D 12 Goldbach , TeYowna B 12 Graham , Kevin D 12 Greer , Jay B 12 Hager , Cody L 12 Hamlin , Luke T 12 Hardesty , Amy S 12 Helton , Alexa L 12 Higgins JR, Thomas D 12 Hobbs , Alexis R 12 Hollis , Elizabeth M 12 Hooper , Bethany K 12 Hopper , Revie H 12 Humphrey , Joseph C 12 Jarboe , Amanda C 12 Jenkins , Shelby A 12 Johnson , Rayanne L 12 Kaelin , William C 12 Kelch , Natasha S 12 Kendall , Emily B 12 Kenealy , John B 12 Kwarciany , Christopher A 12 Lynch , Quinten M 12 McCleavy , William S 12 McCoy , Kelcie D 12 McGee , Heather A 12 McIntosh , Ashley E 12 McMahan , Tayler L 12 McNeil , Christoper W 12 McSweeney , Michael E 12 Medley , Charles V 12 Medley , Emily D 12 Meredith , Jordan E 12 Miller , Keith T 12 Morgan , Jessica L 12 Mote , Robert M 12 Ory , Taylor L 12 Patterson , Kory T 12 Perez , Sasha I 12 Pike , Sherry A 12 Ray , Andrea M 12 Reichmuth , Jordan L 12 Renyer , Kathryn M 12 Robinson , Craig A 12 Rogers , Elizabeth M 12 Satram , Isaiah M 12 Schroeder , Douglas J 12 Schwartz , Miranda K 12 Sheeran , Benjamin E 12 Shireman , oSha 12 Singleton , Codi L 12 Smith , Jessica M 12 Smith , Jessica N 12 Smith , Michael A 12 Spalding , Timothy C 12 Stull , Chelsea R 12 Stull , Kelsi A 12 Thompson , April R 12 Vaught , Matthew D 12 Westfall , Jonathan B 12 Woodfork , Ashley R 12 Worthington , Megan R

Friday, December 4, 2009

Library recognizes winners of ‘What I’m Thankful For’ contest

Two winners were recently applauded for their winning entries in the Meade County Public Library’s “What I am Thankful for” contest. Sydney Powers, a fourth grader from David T. Wilson Elementary School, was winner of her age division. She is in Mrs. Gogol’s homeroom class. Chandler Rupert was the winner in the second grade and under category of the contest. He is Mrs. Meeks kindergarten class at Ekron Elementary School.


TOP: Sydney Powers is the fourth grade winner of the “What I am Thankful For” contest. RIGHT: Chandler Ruperts is the winner of the second grade and under category of the contest.

Middle school football players receive honors recognition Staff Report The News Standard Several Stuart Pepper middle School football players were selected to the Middle School All State Honorable mention teams. Eighth-graders selected were Zeb Wilson, Logan Burchett, Devonte Duncan, Nick O’Brien,

Mrs. Cox’s 6th Grade All A’s — Elizabeth Pollock

A’s and B’s — Arialle Daley, Gracie Fackler, Desiree Meeks, Harley Roney, Josh Story, Blake Thomas and Abby Vallandingham

Submitted by Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority If you’re headed to college, following these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) can give you the edge in the yearly race for scholarship dollars. •Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is used to apply for state and federal student aid. File online at You can also attend College Goal Sunday in January to get free help with filling out the FAFSA. For more information, visit •Look for local scholar-

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•Visit Web sites with free information about college, financial aid and careers. •Be a neat freak. Neat and complete counts when you’re filling out applications. And make sure you pay attention to any deadlines. •Apply, apply, apply. The more financial aid for which you apply, the better your chances of getting enough aid to pay for college. Make sure you meet all deadlines. To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call 800-928-8926.

Submit student work to be published in our youth section — everything from essays and artwork to classroom accomplishments and extracurricular activities. E-mail or call the office at 422-4542.

Miss Allyn’s 5th Grade A’s and B’s Hannah Miller

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ships in your newspaper. Community organizations and businesses may have scholarships reserved for local students. You can contact the sponsors for more information. •Talk with your guidance counselor, who is an excellent resource and can tell you about financial aid in general and where to find it. •Talk with a financial aid officer at the school you plan to attend. He or she can tell you about any aid the school has available. •Find out how to reduce student loan costs. Most financial aid packages include student loans. Learn as much as you can about fees, discounts and other benefits offered by lenders so you get the best deal.

See your students’ work printed in the youth section!

Miss Allyn’s 4th Grade All A’s —Dawson Gagel A’s and B’s Cayla Prather and Will Crosier

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individual game MVPs were Shacklette and Gittings; Duncan was offensive MVP for both games. Seventh-grade MVPs: were Tyler Compton for defense and John Miller for offense. Michael Robey was selected to be a member of the All-State first team as an offensive tackle.

Tips for finding money for college

Battletown Elementary School Honor Roll, 2nd 6 weeks Mrs. Cox’s 5th Grade Class A’s and B’s — Logan Hardesty and Kayla Parcell

Hayden Thomas, Keyan Gittings, Jonah Shacklette, Luke Wilson and Devin Hendley. Seventh-grade honorable mention players were John Wilson, David Sipes, John Miller, Michael Robey, Tyler Compton and Micah Kaiser. Eighth-grade defensive players honored with


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Friday, December 4, 2009

The News Standard - B9

Lunar Calendar Friday



12:39-2:39 a.m. 1:09-3:09 p.m.

1:40-3:40 a.m. 2:10-4:10 p.m.

2:37-4:37 a.m. 3:07-5:07 p.m.

Monday 3:30-5:30 a.m. 4:00-6:00 p.m.




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

5:07-7:07 a.m. 5:37-7:37 p.m.

5:54-7:54 a.m. 6:24-8:24 p.m.

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

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Perfect holiday gifts for your favorite hunter Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Our family has a big Christmas celebration every year where everyone brings a gift, but doesn’t know who will get it. Some of the gifts are things you actually want; some of them are white elephants. You draw a number from a hat. Then, when they call your number, you pick a gift from the pile on a table. I’ve received a Chia Pet, a singing Christmas wreath and a ceramic pig. I choose terribly just about every year — and my gift picking ability

is now a running joke. If you want to give someone who loves the outdoors a gift that he or she will actually like, then log on to — the Web site of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources — and click onto the Kentucky Afield Store tab. The “Kentucky Afield” television deer processing DVD is one of the most requested and popular items at the Kentucky Afield Store. This DVD shows you how to quickly and easily field dress, skin and debone your deer, and then convert your harvest into steaks and roasts.

Now, in a unique holiday package, you get the deer processing DVD, a one-year subscription to Kentucky Afield magazine and the 2010 Kentucky Afield calendar all for just $15 a savings of $8. This video alone costs $13 while a one-year subscription to Kentucky Afield magazine is $10. The Kentucky Afield calendar will include a list of Kentucky’s Top 100 typical and Top 100 non-typical deer. Log onto and click on the Kentucky Afield Store icon to purchase this special holiday package. There is an additional

combination hunting and fishing license, a trout permit, spring and fall turkey permits, statewide deer permit and the state waterfowl permit (which also covers dove and other migratory bird hunting). This saves the purchaser $50 over buying each of these permits and licenses separately. This is one of the most appreciated gifts for the serious hunter and angler. A trip to the Kentucky Afield Store at reveals other good stocking stuffers. Three caps featuring the Kentucky Afield logo superimposed

shipping and handling charge of $4.50 for the DVD. This offer is available only through the Kentucky Afield Store site. A unique stocking stuffer that will surprise the big game hunter in your family is an elk hunt lottery application. Each application costs $10, and may be purchased as a gift. Elk hunt lottery applications go on sale Dec. 1. Applications are available online only at The resident Sportsman’s License is the perfect gift for the outdoors enthusiast who does everything. This license includes the

upon the state of Kentucky are $16 apiece. The modern gun deer, rabbit or quail hunter in your family will appreciate the blaze orange hat, while the archery deer or waterfowl hunter will like the camouflage version. A plain version featuring the logo and state upon a tan background with a green bill is also for sale. Try some of these gifts for the hunter or angler in your family. These gifts will be used and appreciated throughout the year. Unlike a Chia Pet or a singing wreath. Hint, hint.

Logging harvest information is important Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Hunters this season have already reported taking nearly 70,000 white-tailed deer — with most of the harvest occurring during the first week of Kentucky’s 2009 firearms deer hunting season. Kentucky’s firearms deer season, which

opened statewide Nov. 14, ends Monday, Nov. 23, in Zones 3 and 4, and closes Sunday, Nov. 29, in Zones 1 and 2. Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are reminding all successful deer hunters to write down their harvest information on a hunter harvest log as soon as the animal is recovered

and before it is moved. Blank spaces are provided on the back of department-issued hunting licenses for hunter log information. License exempt persons, such as those hunting on their own land or those possessing only a license authorization number, may create their own harvest log by simply writing on a piece of paper their name

and address, date, species and gender of animal taken, and county of kill. All harvested deer must also be Telechecked through the toll-free, automated phone-in system by midnight on the day the animal is recovered. Deer and elk must be Telechecked before removing the hide or head, and also prior to being transported out of Kentucky.

Hunters bag plenty of wild game LEFT: Becky Durbin of Payneville harvested this eight-point buck on her farm on opening weekend of rifle season. The deer weighed 155 pounds. She used a Remington 260. BELOW LEFT: Danny Catlett harvested this 17.25 pound turkey with a bow. The turkey’s beard measured 11.5 inches long. BELOW RIGHT: Pat Bevill bagged his turkey with a bow on Dec. 1. BOTTOM: James and Jonathan Wardrip each harvested a deer during the opening weekend of deer hunting season. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Had a good hunting trip? Submit pictures and details of your hunting trophies to or call 270-422-4542.

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Community Event

Ekron Elementary School choir performs A Winter Program

Members of the Ekron Elementary Choir performed a winter program Dec. 1, in the auditorium at Meade County High School. The youngsters sang songs, under the direction of choir leader Natasha Allen, celebrating the holiday season. They performed, “Winter Walk,” “An Old Fashioned Holiday,” “Hanukkah Is Here,” “Winter Fantasy,” “Winter Wonderland,” and, according to Allen, the choir’s personal favorite, “Can You?” during which the students were able to mime the movements to activities like shaking their elbows and popping balloons.

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Chloe Renee Smith celebrated her second birthday on Nov. 13, 2009, with her parents Tracy Glisson and Bruce Smith. Many family members and friends enjoyed cake and ice cream to help her celebrate.

Community Event

Christmas By the River lights up holiday season

More than 2,000 attended Christmas By the River opening day activities on Saturday at Riverfront Park in Brandenburg. The annual event is hosted by the city and had numerous sponsors. Mayor David Pace thanked event cocoordinator Amy Haynes, city workers who set up the light displays and everyone who helped make the tradition successful again.

TOP: Mark Popham and his team of mules provide wagon rides. BELOW: The large American flag light display made a glorious return this year after it was damaged last year. The flag is flown in honor of the soldiers serving overseas. BOTTOM: Kayla Durbin, 1, visits Santa and Mrs. Claus.


Nov. 27: Michael Greer and Polly White Nov. 28: Robbie Mattingly, Nadine Fortner, Sylvia Powers, Floyd Williams, Brian Frank and Phillip Turner Nov. 29: Allie Fackler Nov. 30: Lizzie Perna, Marsha Hardesty and Missy Wardrip Dec. 1: Rebecca Richardson, Adam Foushee, Chad Robinson and Walter Bohannon Dec. 2: Fred Morgan, Ashley Strickland Hartmann, Ima Judy Robinson, AshleyRae Hartmann, Julie Powers, Sammy Hamilton, Karen Williams and Kelly Smith Dec. 3: Mildred Barr, Roger

Stull, Bryen Bennett, Wanda Meyer Dec. 4: Alyssa Morgan, Donna Kirkwood, John Storms, Madeline Gagel and Danielle Lancaster Dec. 5: Christa Hurt, Chad Puyear, Heather Jones and Chad Puyear Dec. 6: Nancy Nottingham Dec. 7: Brandon Grubb and Krissy Camp Dec. 8: Whitney Morgan, Roger Fackler, Tommy Fackler, Molly Matthews, Mark Green and John Proffitt Dec. 9: Shannon Beasley Dec. 10: Eula Mattingly, Jackie Carter and Claire Brown

Friday, December 4, 2009

TOP: Ekron Choir sings their favorite, “Can You?” BOTTOM LEFT: Singers focus on choir director Natasha Allen. BOTTOM RIGHT: The singers perform “Winter Wonderland,” a holiday classic.

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