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The Meade County Dance Team packs a lot of punch into its 2-minute halftime routine and is preparing for the regional competition.

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7th Annual Jingle Bell Trot draws 200+ to downtown B’burg Submitted by Meade Co. Area Chamber of Commerce

BRANDENBURG — Perfect weather and a chance to see the holiday lights of Brandenburg brought out more than 200 people for this year’s seventh annual Jingle Bell Trot held Dec. 3. “This year’s trot was a great

success. The turnout was up for the third consecutive year. The weather was delightful. And, the winning time set a record,” said Gena Bradley and Russ Powell as trotters, runners, walkers, and strollers mingled and had refreshments following the event. Bradley runs McGehee Insurance Agency and Pow-

ell is executive director of the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce. The agency and the Chamber of Commerce organize the trot each year. “We’re pleased that so many people continue to turn out for this event,” Bradley said. “We think the community appreciates our efforts to

Jill Brooks, left, Jessica Brooks, Jaylynn Brooks (stroller), Will Stewart and Julia Stewart wait for the trot to begin.

make the trot something that’s fun and family-friendly.” Although 206 people registered for the trot, Powell estimated participation at about 230 because, he said, some didn’t want to stand in line to receive souvenir tshirts and others arrived


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Officials say county is better prepared this year as Old Man Winter arrives

A familiar foe

Slick roads claim four local lives First snowfall proved fatal in Meade Co. By Laura Saylor

The first snowfall of the season slicked over Meade County roadways Monday morning, when two separate vehicle accidents resulted in the death of four local residents. Payneville and Rhodelia volunteer firefighters along with Meade County EMS, sheriff’s deputies and Kentucky State Police responded to a two-car accident on Hwy. 144 near Payneville at 7:30 a.m. A 2005 Chevy Equinox driven by Carissa Foushee, 30, of Payneville was traveling westbound when it



Derrick Branning of Brandenburg scrapes ice from his windshield during the Jan. 28 ice storm. City and county officials say they’ve taken steps to be better prepared as winter weather settles down in Meade County once again. BELOW: A frozen field from last January. By Lindsey Corley


s the first snow flurries fluttered from the sky earlier this week, officials in Brandenburg and Meade County were already well underway in preparing for inclement weather and keeping residents safe. Ron Dodson, director of the Meade County Emergency Management Agency, said in conditions like those present Monday, with a small amount of snow and ice accumulating on roads, there is one main action to take. “The biggest thing in conditions like (that) is to slow down,” he said, of being on the road. Preparing for hazardous road conditions, in addition to minding speed, includes making sure vehicles are also ready to roll. Dodson said checking tires, wipers and exhaust, to name a few, are crucial to staying safe. Dodson also recommends

keeping a disaster kit, both in the car and at home, just in case. Car kits can include small food items, water, jumper cables or jump starter boxes which Dodson said are safer, a small shovel or entrenchment tools, blankets, a change of clothes, cash, in case using debit or credit cards isn’t an option, and keeping a bag of salt or sand in the back. Keeping an eye on weather forecasts can also help Meade County citizens be more prepared in the case of severe weather. Dodson said anyone can be included on an e-mail distribution put together by Meade County EMA with notifications based on the new InterWarn system put in place this year. Dodson said the InterWarn will monitor weather streams on a 24-hour basis, even if no one is currently in the office. If a situation arises where information needs to be disseminated quickly, the system can send emails and text messages to all who have signed up.

Emergency supply kit check list One gal. water per person per day Can opener 3-day supply non-perishable food Wrench, pliers Battery-operated radio First aid kit

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Meade County also has a 24-hour hotline set up, allowing residents to call and get up to a 10-minute informational briefing on their own time. The number, 270-422-1082, can be updated daily and numerous times daily, if needed, to keep the flow of information going. The line is one of the few in Kentucky like it. Dodson said trying to make

people aware of the situations is one of the main concerns during a weather event, but people have to want to know how to take care of themselves as well. “There comes a point when private citizens have to take responsibility for their needs,” he said. During the ice storm, he

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Mapping of every structure, road in county continues Digital mapping is tedious, but necessary process for E-911 By Laura Saylor

Tom Bridge was hired July 5, 2009, as a county employee whose job description entails making a digital map of every house, pole barn, electric meter, street, driveway and cemetery road in the county. He hopes to finish that portion of his workload by the end of the year. “It’s not that it’s that hard, it’s time-consuming though,” Bridge said at an E-911 Committee meeting held Monday at the courthouse. Meade County 911 director Mark Bennett led the meeting by giving


Korean War veteran honored with special diploma by school board By Lindsey Corley

The Meade County School Board and superintendent Mitch Crump presented a Veteran’s Diploma to Guy Edward Keys, who served in the Korean War, during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8. Keys attended the meet-

ing with several family members and listened to expressions of gratitude from Crump and other members of the award during the presentation. “This is one of the most enjoyable things we do, and that I do,” Crump said. “I have a great respect for what you’ve done, what others like you have done,”

said board president Dr. John Inman. Other board members also expressed their appreciated and thanked Keys for his service. “I’d just like to say that I appreciate the school board, the Marine Corps and God bless America,” Keys said. “Thank you.” The board also approved

a “memo of understanding” for Race to the Top, a competitive grant initiated through President Barack Obama’s stimulus money, to the tune of $4.35 billion. According the Kentucky Department of Education Web site, the grant is for state education agencies to encourage and reward states for past accomplish-

ments and create incentives for future improvements. Crump explained that although every state will apply for a part of the grant, only 12 to 15 will receive funding, somewhere between $60 and $75 million for each state, and that Kentucky’s chances of receiving the funds are “pretty good” because of Senate Bill

1, which directly addresses many of the guidelines put forth by Race to the Top. The memo of understanding approved by the school board included signatures by Crump, Inman, as a representative of the school board, and Crump said he hoped to have a signature


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ous legislation, and what we citizens can do about this trend, I would encourage you to contact me and get involved. We need to send letters, e-mails, and faxes to our state representatives to let them know how we feel. I can be contacted personally at jeffjohnson@ The Kentucky Patriots are always looking for folks that would like to have their voices heard, but just aren’t sure how to do it. You can learn more about our efforts at www., or become a part of our organization at www.kypatriots.ning. com. Together, we CAN make a difference! 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@

Politicians’ stocking stuffer a lump of coal for taxpayers Jim Waters Bluegrass Beacon Imagine the reaction from a frustrated Kentuckian returning home — exhausted from a dismal day of jobhunting and waiting in line at the unemployment office — only to read on the front page of the newspaper about a 463-percent increase in the pension fund for Kentucky lawmakers. The governor talks about lean days ahead for Kentuckians and state budgets that must reflect the economic times. Yet, legislators sent to Frankfort as part-time servants of the people have become fulltime moochers at the public trough. Guess who’s providing the slop? Yep, taxpayers. In 2005, legislators slipped changes into the law that allows them to take state jobs and use those jobs —to enrich themselves with a super-rich pension. How many part-time workers at your business get to determine their wages and on top of that, set themselves up for life with plush pensions — all

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for a few months of work, an occasional committee meeting and Rotary club speeches? Toss in a few taxpayer-backed junkets and “voila,” you have the sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Just make sure you cast a devil and not an angel. Case in point: Sen. Dan Kelly, R-Springfield served 19 years as a state senator, including a stint as majority leader. Should he have made $254,574.83 as a parttimer in the five years between 2004 and 2008? A greed grab? You decide. On top of that, Kelly was appointed to a judgeship by Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who’s creating greed grabs for Republican senators by luring them away from the Senate with offers of plum state jobs. Beshear wants to wrestle political control of the Senate away from Republicans, who stand in the way of his expanded-gambling agenda. Here’s how the “Madoff Pension Pyramid Scam” works: Beshear offered Sen. Charlie Borders, R-Russell, a seat on the Public Service Commission. Because of the new pension law, Borders, who earned an average of $43,594 annually in salary

during his three highestearning years in the Senate, now earns $117,000 a year — a 168-percent raise — as a PSC commissioner. “Bingo,” Senator! But that’s not the worst of it for taxpayers in the Beshear & Borders version of Political Monopoly. Taxpayers also foot the bill for Borders’ legislative pension based not on his pay as a legislator but on his highest-earning years in a state job. Cozy, eh? Costly, too. The loony law passed in 2005 means Borders gets a legislative pension totaling somewhere in the minimum range of $730,000 more than he would have received — despite the fact he’s no longer a legislator. The same law allows Beshear to hand Kelly a cool $2.3 million just to de-horse Senate President David Williams in an attempt to return to the days of a one-party system in Frankfort. What should make unemployed Kentuckians even more ticked off is that this distorted Kentucky Legislators Retirement Plan has been rigged to benefit the powerful ruling class in blatantly corrupt ways. For example, House Speaker Rep. Greg Stum-

bo, D-Prestonsburg, will collect a public pension of some $98,000 annually — that’s just his pension — based on his tenure as the state’s high-paid attorney general, a position he held when lawmakers quietly enacted “Pensiongate” in 2005. Stumbo indicted former Gov. Ernie Fletcher and others for abusing the state workers’ merit system. Yet, he’ll accept a bloated pension based on his former position as attorney general, rather than his muchlonger tenure as a part-time legislator. What credibility will Stumbo have when trying to address an issue that most threatens the future fiscal health of the commonwealth: the nearly $30 billion owed the state workers’ retirement systems? My guess: Very little — unlike the amount of his pension.

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

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Reps. Stan Lee, Joseph M. Fischer, and Thomas Kerr, is much less confrontational and has widespread bi-partisan support. It calls on the federal government to cease unconstitutional mandates, and expresses Kentucky’s unwillingness to comply with such mandates. While symbolic in nature, this resolution does state that we will not necessarily be withholding to the every whim of Washington and its “tax and spend” policies. Combined with the resolutions of other states, BR54 will send a message that Kentucky wishes a return to the principles of the original Constitution, and the constitutional republic that it promised. Our state legislature needs to know that we will not accept “business as usual” nor the economic disaster that it has brought about. If you are concerned about how the federal government has been reaching into our pockets for dubi-

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Keeping up membership levels in organizations like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars is a growing problem in many parts of the country. No matter where you go, the story is the same: The oldest members are dying and young veterans aren’t joining at a rate equal to that number. Here is one good reason to join a veterans service organization, no matter what your age: service to others. Remember the rule of thumb: No matter how bad off you are, there are others in worse condition. The posts of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are very hands-on in their local communities. The American Legion, chartered by Congress in 1919, takes care of families while the service members are away, offers sponsorship to Boys State and Boys Nation, has awarded $9 million through its Child Welfare Foundation, runs a transition program for severely

For the last two weeks we have discussed just what state sovereignty means, why it was important to the founding of our country, and how the principles of state sovereignty are being violated by our federal government. We know that Kentucky has been a leader on the issue of state sovereignty, as evidenced in the “Kentucky Resolutions of 1798.” How, then, do we, the People of Kentucky, reaffirm what has always been a basis of our Constitution? This is an issue that has not only been the concern of Kentuckians, but to free-


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injured service members returning home, participates in the Voluntary Services program at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, and more. To learn more, visit or call 317-860-3111 for information on eligibility. The VFW, founded in 1899, spent more than $3 million in scholarships, volunteered 13 millionplus hours and spent $67 million in volunteer efforts for the 2008-2009 year. Additionally, its Operation Uplink allowed 1.3 million calls to be made by service members who were either hospitalized or deployed. It has a Veterans Service Officer to help with VA paperwork. Get more information at or call 816-756-3390 for eligibility requirements. If you’ve wondered how the American Legion or VFW can help you, turn the question around: How can you help them?


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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series written by monthly columnist and local resident Jeff Johnson.


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dom-loving people from all of our 50 states. There are currently “Resolutions of State Sovereignty” pending in 36 of the 50 state legislatures. Two states, Alaska and Tennessee, have already passed this legislation. In Kentucky, two state sovereignty bills have been introduced, BR50 and BR54. The stronger of these two bills, BR50, was sponsored by Rep. Ron Crimm. It affirms the principles of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and declares that the Constitution will be nullified if the federal government assumes further powers that it does not possess. This bill, while affirming the principles and rights set forth in the Resolutions of 1798, constitutes something just short of succession. While many constitutional purists argue that this is exactly what is needed, others opt for a much less apocalyptic choice. BR54, sponsored by


Last week’s question: Do you think BRAC is/will be an asset to the county?

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Due to a typing error of last week’s Court News, The News Standard incorrectly listed court actions and charges under the name of Richard Tho Tucker III. The information under Richard Tho Tucker III should have read: “Non support, dismissed by motion of County Attorney*.” Instead, charges for the person in the arraignment following Tucker’s were printed under Tucker’s name. Those actions should have been under the name Josye W. Whisenhunt. The News Standard fully regrets the mistake and apologizes to Mr. Tucker, his family and friends.


Eugene Compton and Veronica Compton, aka Elizabeth V. Compton, to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the use and benefit of the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, deed of conveyance, Parcel No. 43, property located in Meade County, deed tax $110. Sandra Borders, to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the use and benefit of the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, deed of conveyance, Parcel No. 27 Tract A and Parcel No. 27 Tract B, deed tax $27. Joseph E. Corbett and John and Jean Brown, to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the use and benefit of the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, deed of conveyance, Parcel No. 240, deed tax $43.50. Mary S. Johnson, fka Mary S. Phillips, and Jim Johnson to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the use and benefit of the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, deed of conveyance, Parcel No. 249, deed tax $153. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., acting by and through the Federal Housing Commissioner, to Joseph Haught, 524 Knotts Road, Brandenburg. Paul M. Clark Sr. and June K. Clark to Ben Vaughn and Margot Vaughn, a 59.910 acre tract near Brandenburg, deed tax $280. Nancy E. Davis to Kyle Haley and Christina Halye, 464 Ritchie Drive, Brandenburg, deed tax $153. Scotty Blevins and Brandy Blevins to Derrick Oelze and Shannon Oelze, a 2.00 acre tract near Guston, deed tax $29.50. Robert E. West to Robert G. West, contract for deed, Lot No. 3 and part of Lot No. 4 of Riverview Heights in Brandenburg. J.R. Dowell and Margaret G. Dowell to Ralph K. Leitner and Deborah A. Leitner, a 0.4018 acre tract located in Flaherty, deed tax $47. Thomas Thompson and Deborah Thompson to Jacob Tankersley, Tract I and Tract II, property located in Meade County, deed tax $90. Richard T. Harris, aka Richard Harris, Kimberly A. Harris, Charter Group, LLC, United States of America, Personal Finance Company, LLC, ABC Supply Company, Inc., Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, by Darren A. Sipes, Special Master Commissioner, to Federal National Mortgage Association, Commissioner’s Deed of Correction, 2375 Buck Grove Road, Brandenburg. Charlie Dupin, Charlotte Wayne and Steve Wayne, Charlie Ray Dupin and Kathy Dupin, Audra Armes and Vernon Armes, Ricky Dupin, Terry Dupin and Gaynell Dupin, Penny Robinson and John W. Robinson, to Charlie Dupin, property located in Meade County. David W. Pace and Sharon R. Pace to Bric W. Pace and Celeste L. Pace, a 1.612 acre tract in Brandenburg, deed tax $80. Johnnie D. Scarborough to Johnnie D. Scarborough, Lot No. 18 of Carter Farm Subdivision. Shirley J. Whelan and James Leonard Whelan to William Todd Berry, deed with reservation of Life Estate, an 8.214 acre tract near Ekron. Henry J. Defevers and Lynette L. Defevers to Gregory L. Johnson and Trina L. Johnson, Tract 6 of Parkview Estates. Brandenburg Telephone Company to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, Master Commissioner Deed, Parcel No. 32, Tract A, Parcel No. 32, Tract B, and Parcel No. 32, Tract C, property located in Meade County. Herbert W. Chism, II and Nina H. Chism, First Federal Savings Bank and Farm Credit Services to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, Master Commissioner Deed, Parcel No. 2, Tract A, Parcel No. 2, Tract B, Parcel No. 2, Tract C, and Parcel No. 2, Tract D, property located in Meade County. Mark Barr and Dianna Barr, Stephen Barr and Daphine Barr to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, Master Commissioner Deed, Parcel No. 58, property locat-

ed in Meade County. Nancy E. Davis to Matthew J. Barnes and Jessica Barnes, Lot 25 of Coyote Forest Subdivision, deed tax $140. Michael R. Conner, aka Michael Conner, and Heather Conner, aka Heather N. Conner, fka Heather Smerek, Long Beach Mortgage Company, aka Ameriquest Mortgage Company, and First Federal Savings Bank and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-3, by Douglas P. Vowels, Master Commissioner, to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-3, 1571 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg. Deanna Esparza, nka Deanna Shutts, and John Matusz, Jr. to Chris Thomas, property located in Meade County, deed tax $17.

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Melvin Dee Aiken Jr. to Tracy A. Smith, Tract No. 1 and No. 2, property located in Meade County. Janice C. Fitzgerald to Janice C. Fitzgerald Revocable Living Trust, Janice C. Fitzgerald, Trustee or her successors in trust, 345 Rock Haven Road, Brandenburg. Lisa C. Smith to Michael E. Smith, Lot 7, 8 and 9 of Double D Farms. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@3 Series, property located in Meade County. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@1 Series, a 2.8290 acre tract located in Meade County. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@1 Series, Lot 21 of Cedar Hill Estate Subdivision. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@2 Series, Lot 21 of Point Salem. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@2 Series, Lot No. 4 of Eagle’s Nest Estates. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@1 Series, a 1.0892 acre tract near Flaherty. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@1 Series, Lot 11 of Huntington Place. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@1 Series, Lot 164 of Knobs Subdivision. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@2 Series, Lot 1, Lot 3, Lot 4, property located in Meade County. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, G@1 Series, Lot 62, Section II, of Jennings Knob Subdivision. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, RG@1 Series, Lot 89 of The Knobs Subdivision. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, RG@1 Series, Lot 150 of The Knobs. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, RG@1 Series, property located in Meade County. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, RG@1 Series, Lot 21 of Primrose Estate. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, RG@1 Series, Lot 4 of Rosewood Estates. Marty Claycomb and Cathy Claycomb to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, RG@1 Series, Lot 14 and a portion of Lot 13 of the Robert Richardson Farm, also known as Old Mill Estates. Rebecca Richardson, by and through her attorney-in-fact, Jo Lyn Begle, to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, BHRAGMLJW$ 1 Series, Lots 14, 17, 18, 19, 27, 31, 40, 48, 49, 54 and 56 of Forest Ridge Estates, Sec. II. Gordon Board and Bernett Board, by and through Gene McGehee, their attorney-in-fact, to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, BHHRM 1 Series, Lots 7 and 8 of Hughes Place Subdivision. Rebecca Richardson, by and through her attorney-in-fact, Jo Lyn Begle, and Gene McGehee and Connie McGhee to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, BAGGD$R 1 Series, Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Fenley Heights. Rebecca Richardson, by and through her attorney-in-fact, Jo Lyn Begle, to the Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, BHRAGMLJW$ 1 Series, Lots 8, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 27, 28, 35, 43 and 50 of Otter Ridge Estates. Elisabeth M. Duncan to The Elisabeth M. Duncan Revocable Living Trust, a lot in the Hickory Hills Section of Doe Valley Subdivision.


Retail Food Establishment Report

11/18/09 Storyland Daycare, 13510 Rineyville Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 98 percent. Food service: garbage containers overflowing. 11/18/09 DQ Grill and Chill, 114 North Main Street, Muldraugh. 95 percent. Food service: no hand towels at dispenser in food prep area, upright freezer in back observed with build-up, dumpster lids open. 11/18/09 Taco Bell, 1200 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. 94 percent. Food service: walk-in freezer door not closing properly, build-up on food prep surfaces, dumpster lid open, floors unclean. 11/18/09 KFC and Long John Silvers, 1200 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. 96 percent. Food service: in use serving utensils improperly stored, dumpster lid open, floor tiles in poor repair. 11/19/09 Good Times Bar and Grill, 3675 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 95 percent. Food service: no hair restraints worn in food prep area, ice accumulation in chest freezer, wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer, build-up on bulk food containers, microwave unclean. 11/19/09 Rainbow Tavern, 6419 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 100 percent. 11/19/09 Granny’s Battletown Store, 25 Oolite Road, Battletown. 90 percent. Food service: serving utensils in poor repair, sanitizer not working in dishwasher (3 comp sink to be used until corrected), wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer, hand sink unclean, no hand towels at hand sink. 11/19/09 Boonedocks at the Old County Line, 6645 Flaherty Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 89 percent. 94 percent same-day follow-up. Food service: one gallon cheddar cheese sauce can dented, voluntarily destroyed, ice scoop not properly stored, floors in traffic areas observed with build-up in food prep area, baseboards (corners) observed with buildup in food prep area, men’s restroom door not self closing. 11/20/09 Clark’s Tavern, 8440 Rhodelia Road, Payneville. 99 percent. Food service: build-up on wall by 3 comp sink, ceiling stained above 3 comp sink. 11/24/09 Home Plate Restaurant, 656 River Ridge Plaza, Brandenburg. 99 percent. Food service: floors in food prep area observed with buildup in corners in and around food equipment. 12/1/09 Kinder Garden Learning Center, 766 Broadway Street, Brandenburg. 100 percent. 12/1/09 Rock Inn Tavern and Restaurant, 139 Tip Top Road, Vine Grove, Ky. 95 percent. Food service: build-up in top of microwave, dumpster lid open, light out in kitchen. 12/3/09 Rite-Aid, 610 River Ridge Plaza, Brandenburg. 95 percent. 100 percent immediate follow-up. Retail: dented cans found, corrected. 12/3/09 Granny’s Battletown Store, 25 Oolite Road, Battletown. 90 percent. 100 percent immediate follow-up.

Building Permits

11/30/09 Neal Fowler, storage shed, $35. 12/1/09 Nancy Davis, single family dwelling, $207. 12/1/09 Kendra and John Hart, doublewide ‘10, $100. 12/2/09 Jeff Nott, single family dwelling, $203. 12/2/09 Jeff Nott, single family dwelling, $203.

Septic Permits

11/12/09 Bob Cummings/John Allen, Seminole Trail, Brandenburg. 11/13/09 Robert Eslinger/Carroll Parrett, Phillips Lane, Vine Grove, Ky. 11/13/09 James Denham/Alan Thomas, Hill Grove Road, Guston. 11/13/09 Kendra Hart/Steve Cundiff, Belgian Lane, Ekron. 11/23/09 Lynette Defevers/Amos Claycomb, Lazy J Lane, Ekron. 11/23/09 Steve Redmon/Ron Henry, Flaherty Road, Ekron. 11/25/09 David Fackler/Pat Wathen, Fairgrounds Road, Brandenburg. 12/2/09 Jeff Nott/Pat Wathen, Charles Crutcher Drive, Vine Grove, Ky. 12/2/09 Jeff Nott/Pat Wathen, Charles Crutcher Drive, Vine Grove, Ky. 12/2/09 Jeff Nott/Pat Wathen, Charles Crutcher Drive, Vine Grove, Ky.

Brandenburg Police Department 11/19/09 at 9:20 p.m. Sabrina Mills of Brandenburg was driving a 1993 GM. Josye Whisenhunt of Guston was driving a 2002 Kia Spectra. Larry Ammons of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. Mills was making a left hand turn from Brandenburg ByPass into Kroger. Whisenhunt was traveling northbound on the ByPass. Ammons was stopped at the red light coming from Kroger. Mills stated that a truck went past and she did not see Whisenhunt as she made

her left hand turn. Whisenhunt was unable to stop and collided into the side of Mills’ vehicle. Mills then collided into Ammons before coming to a final rest. No injuries were reported. Minor damage was done to Mills’ and Ammons’ vehicles. Moderate to severe damage was done to Whisenhunt’s vehicle. Report BPD09114 was filed by Officer Singleton. 11/20/09 at 1:10 p.m. Stanley Mitoraj of Brandenburg was driving a 2000 Dodge. Lester Brooks of Battletown had his 1999 Ford parked in the Brandenburg Pharmacy parking lot. Mitoraj was parked in front of Brooks’ vehicle and started backing up. Mitoraj did not see Brooks and collided with his vehicle. No injuries were reported. No damage was done to Mitoraj’s vehicle. Very minor damage was done to Brooks’ vehicle. Report BPD09115 was filed by Officer Young. 11/2009 at 4:47 p.m. Bernard Downs of Guston was driving a 2006 Ford. Doris Benningfield of Brandenburg was driving a 2000 Chevrolet. Downs was backing out of the parking lot at Kroger and did not see Benningfield who was traveling eastbound in the Kroger parking lot. No injuries were reported. No damage was done to Downs’ vehicle. Very minor damage was done to Benningfield’s vehicle. Report BPD09116 was filed by Officer Young. 11/23/09 at 5:00 p.m. Rosalie Waters of Brandenburg was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. Chadwick Burrell of Battletown was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. Waters stated that she did not see Burrell and collided into the front right side of Burrell’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Minor to moderate damage was done to both vehicles. Report BPD09117 was filed by Officer Whited. 11/24/09 at 11:30 a.m. Jacob Johnson of Brandenburg was driving a 1997 Pontiac eastbound on Broadway and swerved over too far, hitting a light pole. Johnson pulled over at Allen’s S&T. No injuries were reported. Moderate to severe damage was done the vehicle. Report BPD09119 was filed by Officer Young. 11/24/09 at 12:42 p.m. Sandra Isaacs of Ekron was driving a 2003 Saturn. Judith English of Brandenburg was driving a 2004 Chrysler. English was stopped in the drive thru at McDonald’s. Isaacs was traveling straight ahead and collided with English, causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Report BPD9118 was filed by Officer Young. 12/3/09 at 12:28 p.m. Robert Williams of Brandenburg was driving a 2008 Chevrolet 2500 HD. Bill Martin of Brandenburg was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. Williams stated that as he was backing out of his parking space he checked the passenger side mirror but did not check the driver’s side mirror when he felt the left rear of his truck hit something, which was Martin’s vehicle. Note: Martin was not parked in a marked parking space. No injuries were reported. Minor damage was done to both vehicles. Report did not have a report number listed. Report was filed by Officer Whited.

Meade County Sheriff Department 11/21/09 at 10:30 a.m. Charles Hesler of Brandenburg was driving a 2005 Toyota Tacoma eastbound on KY 1638 when a deer ran in front of him and struck the vehicle in the right front fender. No injuries were reported. Minor to moderate damage was done to the vehicle. Report 09-0311 was filed by Officer Hendley. 11/22/09 at 6:29 a.m. Ricky Givans of Brandenburg was driving a 1996 Suzuki westbound on Brandenburg Road when he stated he fell asleep when he left the roadway and struck a fence. No injuries were reported. Moderate to severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 090312 was filed by Officer Graham. 11/23/09 at 12:48 p.m. Earline Ratliff of Irvington, Ky. was driving a 2007 Dodge Caravan. Monique Buschena of Irvington, Ky. was driving a 2005 Ford Taurus. Ratliff was traveling northbound on HWY 79 and slowed for a vehicle that was turning right onto KY 1729. Buschena failed to slow and struck Ratliff in the rear. No injuries were reported. Minor to moderate damage was done to both vehicles. Report 09-0313 was filed by Officer Hendley. 11/25/09 at 6:31 a.m. Phillip Logsdon of Webster was driving a 1999 Dodge. Michael Matthews of Hardinsburg was driving a 1997 Ford. Matthews was traveling eastbound on HWY 60 and was stopped to make a turn into the BP Gas station when Logsdon, who was traveling the same direction, went to go around Matthews and struck him in the front left side of the vehicle as Matthews was turning. Both vehicles were moved off of the road before the officer arrived. No injuries were reported. Very minor damage was done to Logsdon’s vehicle. Minor to moder-

Friday, December 11, 2009 ate damage was done to Matthews’ vehicle. Report 09-0314 was filed by Officer Matti. 11/25/09 at 11:30 a.m. Doris Duggins of New Albany, Ind. was driving a 2010 Ford F-150 westbound on HWY 79 approaching a curve in the road. Duggins stated that an unidentified vehicle that was proceeding westbound on HWY 79 in her lane of traffic. Duggins ran off the roadway, attempting to avoid the unidentified vehicle and struck a utility/electric pole. No injuries were reported. Very severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 09-0315 was filed by Officer Ponder. 11/26/09 at 8:45 p.m. Amanda Glasgow of Louisville was driving a 1995 Chevrolet. Donna Miller of Webster was driving a 2006 Mazda. Glasgow was traveling northbound on Shot Hunt Road and stated she was going too fast and could not stop at the intersection of US 60 and Shot Hunt Road. Miller was traveling westbound on US 60. Glasgow traveled into the path of Miller, causing Miller to strike Glasgow. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and injured parties were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Moderate damage was done to both vehicles. Report 090316 was filed by Officer Wright. 11/26/09 at 5:57 p.m. Jeffrey Fochtman of Ekron was driving a 2004 Chevrolet. Eric Richeson of Brandenburg was driving a 2005 Ford. Richeson was traveling northbound on Hobbs Reesor Road. Fochtman was traveling southbound on Hobbs Reesor Road. Both collided on a hillcrest. Fochtman traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Officer could not determine the area of impact. First aid was given by Meade County EMS. Moderate to severe damage was done to Fochtman’s vehicle. Moderate damage was done to Richeson’s vehicle. Report 090317 was filed by Officer Wright. 11/26/09 at 9:21 p.m. Katherine Fisher of Vine Grove, Ky. was driving a 1994 Honda Del Sol eastbound on KY 1816 when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway, and ran into a ditch. The vehicle then overturned and came to a rest on its roof. No injuries were reported. Severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 090318 was filed by Officer Graham. 11/30/09 at 11:04 a.m. Lindsey Martino of Battletown was driving a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero eastbound on Battletown Road and reached to get her cell phone and ran off the edge of the road. She then overcorrected and crossed the road onto the shoulder, striking a rock and went airborne for approximately 30 feet and struck a tree. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and Martino was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital. Severe damage was done to the vehicle. Report 09-0319 was filed by Officer Hendley. 12/1/09 at 9:57 a.m. Dagan Boothe of Brandenburg was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. Gregory Scott of Ekron was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. Scott was traveling westbound on Flaherty Road and stopped to make a left turn into his driveway. Boothe was also traveling westbound on Flaherty Road and failed to see Scott and struck him in the rear, bouncing off Scott’s vehicle and went into the field. No injuries were reported. Minor to moderate damage was done to both vehicles. Report 09-0320 was filed by Officer Hendley. 12/1/09 at 5:51 p.m. Rebecca Sosh of Brandenburg was driving a 1999 Nissan southbound on KY 933 when she stated a northbound vehicle forced her off the right side of the roadway, causing her to strike a tree. No injuries were reported. Report 090321 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/2/09 at 4:45 p.m. Christopher

Hanson of Louisville was driving a 2007 Mazda eastbound on KY 1638 when a deer entered the roadway and struck Hanson in the left side. No injuries were reported. Moderate damage was done to the vehicle. Report 09-0322 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/2/09 at 5:56 a.m. Judy Ledford of Guston was driving a 1997 Ford Thunderbird eastbound on Hill Grove Road when she struck a deer. The deer fled the scene and I was unable to locate the deer. First aid was given by Meade County EMS and Ledford was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Minor to moderate damage was done to the vehicle. Report 09-0323 was filed by Officer Shipley.

District Court, continued 11/25/09

Donald Dean Rider, 65, careless driving; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 2nd offense- pretrial conference, to enter plea 12/16/09. John Stanford Lucas, 28, rear license not illuminated; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 2nd offense- pretrial conference 12/16/09. Ronald Edward Stearley, 69, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- pretrial conference 12/9/09. Kenneth J. Sovar, 44, speeding 18mph over limit- pled guilty, $36 fine; operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated after 2 days jail, 2 year probation, KAPS, $200 fine. John L. Gehm, 24, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- to enter plea 12/16/09. Tammy Lee Holston, 45, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- pretrial conference 2/3/10. Christi Mare Calhoon, 32, 5 counts of theft by deception including, cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 12/16/09. Anthony J. Cantrell, 24, flagrant non support- pretrial conference 12/16/09. Anthony J. Cantrell, 24, speeding 25mph over limit; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 2nd offense- pretrial conference 12/16/09. Bradford T. Siewert, 22, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- preliminary hearing 12/9/09. Joseph Patrick Lockwood, 26, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- preliminary hearing 12/9/09. Dwayne A. Wilson, 50, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/2/09. Jason Carl Bartley, 29, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- preliminary hearing 12/9/09. Aaron L. Triplett, 27, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseremand. Sherry Lea Henry, 29, 4 probation violations for misdemeanor offenses- preliminary hearing 12/9/09. Michael D. McAnallen, 20, 2 probation violation for misdemeanor offenses- revoked 45 days jail. Deandre Suzanne Benham vs. Shawn Dewayne Benham, domestic violence, continues 1/6/10 for hearing. Ruth C. Terhune vs. Michael W. Terhune Jr. domestic violence, continue 12/2/09. Elizabeth D. Cuevas vs. Christopher George Shelton, domestic violence- EPO entered 12/9/09. Jon Charles Mills, 21, forgery, 2nd degree- preliminary hearing 12/9/09. Shawn D. Sellers, 37, flagrant non-support- preliminary hearing.


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Friday, December 11, 2009

BRAC soldiers seek housing in areas surrounding Knox Brad Richardson

Meade County fire district recognizes volunteer firefighters of the year

While some soldiers use on-line and traditional sources to find housing, many rely on the Fort Knox Housing Referral Office to assist them. Here, they can use the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) to locate nearby rental units. Unfortunately, there are not enough listings for the Fort Knox region to meet the demand. We believe this is, in part, because many local landlords, especially those who own one rental property, are unaware of how to list their properties on the AHRN site. So if you have properties to rent, please visit www. to register and list them. And if you know someone who has rental property, please urge them to do the same. We tested it ourselves. It’s a simple process to set up an account and input your rental property information, and it’s something we need to do quickly if we’re going to help these soldiers. Plus, it’s a good way to get some great new neighbors. In addition to those looking for rental properties, some soldiers and their families, particularly those with several moves behind them, will be looking to purchase a home in our region. While some will be able to afford homes in the $150,000 to $200,000 (and up) range, most will be looking for homes priced $120,000 to $150,000. In many cases, soldiers with little or no experience dealing with real estate will be searching for homes in our communities. While the Housing Referral Office can provide advice and assistance to soldiers during this process, many will still need our help to find what they need. It’s our privilege, as a welcoming community, to help soldiers and their families enjoy a carefree and enjoyable transition to the Heartland. I’ve no doubt we’ll do the best possible job to help them. Brad Richardson is executive director of OneKnox. Visit for more information.

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I recently had the privilege of meeting with the leadership of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, at their new Fort Knox headquarters. Colonel Christopher Toner and his team want to do all they can to help their soldiers and families settle in to our region and we wanted to be sure they knew our region was here to make this job easier. I expressed the great affection our communities have for soldiers and their families and how appreciative we all are for their brave service. While we’ve talked a great deal about the Human Resource Center of Excellence and how exciting it will be to have those employees and their families call our region home, a good number of “go to war” military units are already here. In fact, since BRAC was announced in 2005, over 2,000 soldiers and their families have arrived and many more will be coming over the next several months. All will need a place to live, and with a finite number of on-post housing units, we all know that a large numbers of these soldiers will be searching for housing in the community. Many of these are new soldiers and their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), ranges from the mid-$800 to just under $1,000. This money must cover rent or mortgage, plus insurance and utilities. Additionally, some of these soldiers have three or more children. Finding housing, either to rent or purchase, with three to five bedrooms can be a challenge anywhere. That means our soldiers and their families will need our help finding homes. We know our regions’ realtors and property managers are actively doing just that, but there may be more we can do when it comes to rental properties.

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Fire chief Larry Naser (left) recognized firefighter Emery DeTray, captain Chris Crawford, sergeant Chris Hulsey and firefighter Theresa Day for responding to a call that helped save the life of a three-year-old boy.

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an update of the county’s E-911 status — a project that began four years ago that will allow dispatchers to more accurately locate 911 callers and provide easily recognizable directions and other information to emergency responders. The first of two phases of the E-911 (short for Enhanced-911) system was up and running in the county by October 2007. The second phase, which will allow emergency personnel to digitally pinpoint 911

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crossed the center line and hit head on a 1997 GMC 6500 driven by David Barr, 56, of Payneville. Michael F. “Rance” Foushee, 6, and Adison Foushee, 2, passengers in the Equinox, were pronounced dead at the scene by Meade County coroner Bill Adams. Carissa Foushee was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.

callers — even those who call from cellular phones — is what Bridge’s work will be used for. During Monday’s meeting, Bridge said every bit of Meade County mapping data must match in order for the two computer systems necessary to operate E-911 to sync up. He said half-addresses and duplicate road names had to be changed, though through that process maps of the county became outdated with outside sources, such as the Lincoln Trail Area District. In order for the second phase of the project to be successful, every address in the county must be linked to a physical structure.

Bridge most address points are easily marked onto the digital map, though in more than 1,000 instances he’s required to drive to a home and manually mark the doorway to the building on a laptop while sitting in the driveway. “It’s very detail-oriented,” he said. Bennett said the goal of the entire process is for Meade County dispatchers to be able to send the correct EMS personnel, firefighters or law enforcement officers to an updated location that is easily found. Eventually, if funding can be arranged, images of the 911 caller’s location and the surrounding area, as well as directions, can be broadcast onto

computer monitors inside emergency vehicles. Muldraugh is still working out addressing issues within its city limits so it can soon become E-911 compliant as well. The city currently is not set up for phase 1 or phase 2 of the project. “We’re making daily progress ... and right now we’re cleaning up the data in a timely manner,” Bennett said. Meade County Judge/ Executive Harry Craycroft, magistrate Randall Hardesty, Meade County Emergency Management director Ron Dodson and Meade County EMS director Pam Weber were in attendance t the meeting.

Barr was treated for minor injuries and released. KSP said all passengers were properly restrained, and blamed icy road conditions as a probable factor in the accident. Less than four hours later, emergency responders were on scene along Hwy. 1239 in

Midway at 11:30 a.m. A 1997 Ford Contour driven by Tyler Sexton, 23, of Rhodelia, was traveling southbound when, according to KSP, Sexton lost control of his vehicle while coming around a turn, crossed the center line and struck a 1995 Ford F350 driven by Robert Hardin, 27,

of Irvington, Ky. Donna Sexton, 46, of Rhodelia, a passenger in Sexton’s vehicle, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by the Meade County coroner. KSP said icy roadways were a probable cause in this accident as well.



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CSM (Ret.) James Edward “Ed” Allen, 79, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. Mr. Allen belonged to the Vine Grove Masonic Lodge 603, was a former pastor of the Payneville Community Church and retired from the Army as a CSM with 21 years of service. He was preceded in death his son, James Edward Allen Jr. and his uncle and aunt Arol and Myrtle Hocker. He is survived by his wife, Daisy L. Allen of Vine Grove, Ky.; two daughters, Garcita K. and her husband Rex Hester of Munfordville, Ky., Roseita Allen Sifford and her husband Ray of Radcliff, Ky; a son Arol Allen of Radcliff, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Donna Dalton of Elizabethtown, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Bro. Wallace Fuller officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. Online condolences at

Mrs. Brigitte Elizabeth Cox, 65, of Ekron, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband, Taska “Frank” Cox; five children, Karen Elizabeth Glover of Nancy, Ky., Christine Stephanie Bryan of Ekron, Billie Jo Bryan of New Albany, Ind., Freddie Franklin Cox of Vine Grove, Ky., and Christian Bernard Cox of Brandenburg; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 5, at the chapel of Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with the Rev. Pete Edwards officiating. An interment service was held Monday, Dec. 7, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with the Rev. David Campbell officiating. Online condolences at

Paul L. Hardin

Paul L. Hardin, 74, of Battletown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. He was born July 13, 1935, in Wolf Creek, to the late Paul and Roxie Greer Hardin. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was retired from Fort Knox where he was a quality control inspector for the DOL, had worked for Olin Chemical at the Doe Run Plant and was a member of the Cold Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nellie Bullock. Paul is survived by his wife, Phylis Hardin of Battletown; daughter, Deborah (Mike) Drez of Bellevue, Wash.; sons, Audie (Debbie) Hardin of Cadiz, Ky., and Michael Hardin of Brandenburg; a sister, Helen (Adron) Curl of Battletown; brothers, Ed (Ethel) Hardin of Valley Station, Ky., and Clarence (Mabel) Hardin of Guston; grandsons, Virgil and Nathan Hardin of Cadiz, Ky.; and great-grandchildren, Trinity and Brayden Hardin of Cadiz, Ky. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences at

Dorothy Lee Harper, 84, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at her son’s home in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a lifelong member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, a member of the senior citizens group at Colvin Community Center and was a loving, caring person. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Harper, and her mother, Alice Harris. She is survived by three sons, Charles “Henry” (Darlene) Severs of Elizabethtown, Ky., Paul G. Severs of Owensboro, Ky., and Joseph E. Harper of Brandenburg; four grandchildren, Christopher P. Severs, Brandon K. Severs, Holly Clark and Amy Harper; one great-grandchild; and cousins, Bob and Lola Shimshock. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with the Rev. Dennis L. Cousens officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Online condolences at

Mabel G. Lewis Mabel G. Lewis, 84, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Vine Grove United Methodist Church and in the past was a Sunday school teacher. She graduated in 1942 from Vine Grove High School and in 1992 she retired from the Farmers Bank in Vine Grove. She was a member and past president of the Vine Grove Women’s Club. She enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states. Her biggest hobby was collecting salt and pepper shakers. She was preceded in death by her father, Ado J. Emerine; her mother, Callie Emerine; and her stepmother, Viva Emerine. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Terrell M. Lewis; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ollie and Evelyn Emerine of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Keith and Ruth Ann Emerine of Vine Grove, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with Dr. Charles Kiser officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens in Elizabethtown, Ky. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to Vine Grove United Methodist Church Trustee Fund, P.O. Box 604, Vine Grove, KY 40175-0604. Online condolences at

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Vernon Lee Johnson, 89, of Irvington, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. He was born June 2, 1920, to the late Ivory and Eva Whitworth Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Norma Johnson of Irvington, Ky.; four children, Henry (Sally) Johnson of Indiana, Patricia (William) Elderidge and Cathy Johnson, both of Irvington, Ky., and Wayne (Christy) Johnson of Louisville; one sister, Norma Jean (Dudley) King of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial followed in Raymond Cemetery.

Willa Vititoe, 94, of Guston, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. She was born Aug. 8, 1915, to the late Ed and Annie Ross. She was a member of the Rosetta United Methodist Church, was a Kentucky Colonel and was retired from American Air Filter in Louisville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Vititoe; one son, David Edward Vititoe; three sisters, Kathleen Combs, Nora Priest and Flora Pack; and two brothers, Edgar and Dave Ross. She is survived by two sons, Ginger (Brenda) Vititoe of Louisville and Ron Vititoe of Winamac, Ind.; one brother, Henry “Monk” (Colleen) Ross of Taylorsville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 7, at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery in Bewleyville, Ky.

Edward Burlem III, 60, formerly of Flaherty, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Mr. Burlem was retired from the U.S. Army and also retired from the Vine Grove Post Office as a postal clerk. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Burlem and his mother, Julie Burlem. Survivors include three sons, Edward Burlem IV of New York, N.Y., Gregory Burlem of Louisville and Brandon Burlem of Hampton, N.H.; two stepdaughters, Kerry Ann and Brenda, both of Brandenburg; one stepson, George C. Reyes II of Detroit; his father, Edward Burlem Jr. and his wife Gladys of Minnesota; two sisters, Stephanie and Debbie both of Kent, Wash.; two grandchildren, Amabelle Michiele Frantze Burlem and Milo Five Frantze Burlem; and four stepgrandchildren. Cremation was chosen by the family. Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., is handling arrangements. Online condolences at

Flor Rodriguez-Figueroa

Flor Rodriguez-Figueroa, 80, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Woodland Terrace Health Care in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was a former pastor at Wesleyan Church in Arlington, Va., and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Francisca Agosto Velasquez; and two sons, Jose Angel Rodriguez and Carlos M. Rodriguez. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 9, at NelsonEdelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with the Rev. Josh Nagel officiating. Burial followed in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. Online condolences at Remember your loved ones by submitting pictures and obituaries free of charge to

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Karlis Argods Siljakovs Mr. Karlis Argods Siljakovs, 65, of Guston, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Norton Healthcare in Louisville. Mr. Siljakovs was born in Latvia, the son of Karlis R. and Zenta Ozolins Siljakovs. He was retired from Louisville Gas & Electric and was a member of the Outriders Motorcycle Club in Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Siljakovs is survived by a son, Karlis Siljakovs III of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Lauma A. (Steve) Hill of Tappahannock, Va.; a niece, Sandra L. Hill of Fredricksburg, Va.; and a cousin, Gunta Orlens of Lansing, Mich. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the chapel of Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg, with burial in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. Online condolences at

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Carissa Dawn Mattingly Foushee Michael “Rance” Francis Foushee Addison “Adie” Marie Foushee

Carissa Dawn Mattingly Foushee, 30, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. Michael “Rance” Francis Foushee, 6, and Addison “Adie” Marie Foushee, 2, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. Carissa was born Feb. 6, 1979, in Louisville to Francis H. and Cathy Webb Mattingly. Michael “Rance” was born Sept. 9, 2003 and Addison “Adie” was born May 27, 2007 both were born in Louisville to Carissa and Mike Foushee. They were preceded in death by great grandfather, George “Jack” Foushee, great grandparents, Lambert and Marie Pike and R.L. and Estella Mattingly. They are survived by husband/father, Michael Foushee of Payneville; parents/grandparents, Francis H. and Cathy Webb Mattingly of Rhodelia; grandparents, Ron and Deborah Foushee of Guston; sisters/aunts, Gaylen (J.R.) Raleigh of Port Richey, Fla., Samarah (Brandon) Clemons and Alandria Mattingly both of Rhodelia; aunt Jo Ellen (Casey) FousheeScruggs of Bowling Green, Ky.; uncle, Timothy W. (Rachel) Foushee of Sarasota, Fla.; great grandparents Martin and Jo Ann Webb of Payneville; and cousins Savannah and Bryce Clemons. The funeral services will be held tomorrow, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made at the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 900, Radcliff, KY 40159. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences at

Ronda Joyce Emery

Ronda Joyce Emery, 49, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Virgil O. Emery Jr. of Clinton, Mo.; two sons, Sherman Robert Emery and Virgil Lynn Emery, both of Clinton, Mo.; her father, Lynn Jolley of Louisville; two half brothers, Roy Jurgunsen of Radcliff, Ky., and Anthony Jolley of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and two half sisters, Susan Borders and Barbara Williams, both of Elizabethtown, Ky. Cremation was chosen. There will be no public service. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

Charles Emmett Rice

Mr. Charles Emmett Rice, 62, of Irvington, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Breckinridge Health, Inc., in Hardinsburg, Ky. He was a member of the First Church of God in Guston. Rice is survived by his wife, Hazel Embrey Rice of Irvington, Ky.; five children, Kimberly (Brian) Adams of New Albany, Ind., Melissa (George) Hepp of Salem, Ind., Chucky Rice of Ashland, Ky., Michael Rice of Valley Station, Ky., and Joseph Rice of Irvington, Ky.; four grandchildren, Justin, Bradley, Austin and Trey; three brothers, Ronnie Rice, Michael Rice and John Rice, all of Louisville; and two sisters, Debbie Rice and Darlene Parker, both of Louisville. The funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with he Rev. Bob Cordle officiating. Burial will be in the Ekron Full Gospel Cemetery. Online condolences at

Yun Yo Lee

Yun Yo Lee, 84, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She is survived by seven children, Shin Spencer of Radcliff, Ky., and Shin Suk, Shin Myung, Bok Shin, Chul Shin and Woong Shin, all of Korea; a son-in-law, Virgil Harvey Spencer Jr. of Radcliff, Ky.; and three grandchildren, John Edward Dulaney, Franklin Carl Dulaney and Jennifer Spencer. The funeral service was held Dec. 10 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Pastor Hyuk Ju Lee officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Online condolences at

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Holidays tough for those who experienced tragedy James Dobson Focus on the Family QUESTION: My husband and I struggle around the holidays. Everywhere we look we see images of happy children. We love kids, but we lost our young son several years ago and it’s sometimes hard to manage our emotions. Do you have any insight? DR. DOBSON: I am so sorry for your loss. There are many others who have experienced similar tragedies. For you and the others who have lost a precious child, the entire month of December is filled with its own peculiar variety of sorrow. Cherubic faces and toys and televised cartoons only serve to intensify indescribable longings. Hearing of your predicament, I’m reminded of a letter I received years ago from a man who has reason to understand this period of vulnerability. His words, written to the memory of his daughter, revealed a father’s broken heart of love.

But the note also contained a certain sense of triumph and blessing. Apparently his little girl had suffered from an extended illness and together they had endured a long season of sorrow. He wrote, “Bristol, now you are free! I look forward to that day, according to God’s promises, when we will be joined together, completely whole and full of joy. I’m so happy that you have your crown first.” To this father I would say, “Thank you, sir, for sharing this most intimate note to your precious daughter. It made us feel that we have walked a few steps down the lonely road you have trod. Your indomitable spirit will strengthen and inspire others who harbor their own private sorrow during this season of celebration. There are millions who would identify with your travail, I’m sure.” Because of what we celebrate at Christmas and later, Easter, death has no permanent victory over those who believe. The grave has lost its sting. The trials and tribulations of this life are but momentary setbacks in light of an eternity of joy and

bliss. This is the true meaning of the season, and I pray that despite the unavoidable sadness of this broken world, that assurance might provide you with some measure of comfort. QUESTION: I’ve talked and talked to my husband about how I’m different from him and how I need him to be sensitive to my needs. Somehow, he just doesn’t “hear” it. I’ve also gotten mad at him about a hundred times. How can I get my feelings across to him? DR. DOBSON: One very effective way to express your feelings is to paint a word picture. My good friends Gary Smalley and Dr. John Trent described this technique in their book, “The Language of Love.” In it, Gary told a story about his wife, who was very frustrated with him. Gary would come home from work and clam up. He had nothing to say all evening. Finally, Norma told him a story about a man who went to breakfast with some friends. He ate a big meal, and then he gathered up some crumbs and put them in a bag. Then he went to lunch with some

business associates and ate a big steak. Again, he put a few crumbs in a doggie bag to take with him. Then when he came home that night, he handed his wife the little bag of leftovers. “That’s what you are doing to me,” said Norma. “All day the children and I wait to talk with you when you get home. But you don’t share yourself with us. After being gone all day, you hand us a doggie bag and turn on the television set.” Gary said hearing that story was like being hit with a two-by-four. He apologized and began to work on opening himself to his wife and his family. Try creating a graphic word picture to communicate your needs to your husband. It is far more effective at getting masculine attention than a torrent of hostile comments. 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.

Boldly tell of Christ as Savior Spirit of Christmas is giving Dan Newton Divine Guidance

Jonah 3: 10 says, “Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that he had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.”(NKJV). When Jonah reached Nineveh, he was almost overwhelmed by the size and grandeur of the capitol of the Assyrian Empire. With their reputation for brutality, he fully expected to be persecuted and even martyred for the message that God had given him would not be easily received. God had commanded him to tell the Assyrians that they would be destroyed in 40 days unless they repented from their wicked ways. As he walked through the city preaching these grim tidings, he was stunned by the response. Far from persecuting him, they received his message with brokenness and weeping. Even the king of Assyria took off his royal robes and covered himself with ashes and sackcloth and commanded every person within his empire to repent of their wicked ways and to fast and pray until God’s judgment was averted. When God saw the city’s response, he decided

to spare them from the destruction they deserved. How encouraging this story should be! If God can transform the capitol city of one of history’s most brutal empires, what can he do in our city, school, neighborhood or workplace? If God can use a stubborn prophet who didn’t even love the people to whom he was preaching, surely God can use you to radically change your world! Like Jonah, God has given you the command to go and tell people to repent and be saved. If you would just obey him and begin to proclaim the simple message of the Gospel, perhaps you would begin to see the same kind of results that Jonah experienced. Many Christians have become so “seeker-sensitive“ that we now run the risk of blunting the sharp edge of the Gospel. The lordship of Christ is rarely mentioned. Discipleship has become a dirty word in many circles, and the subject of hell is a great taboo. Far from being tepid and politically correct, Jonah told the Ninevites that they would be destroyed in 40 days if they did not repent. Unless we boldly, yet lovingly, proclaim the message of the Gospel that Jesus Christ alone is Savior and Lord we will never experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s convicting power in the lives of these Christ came to save. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

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what could be done to help replace all the things that the villagers had lost. To everyone’s surprise not one name appeared on the first list but there were many on the second. Many of those who signed the list to share had lost nearly everything they had but they were willing to share what they had left. During this busy Christmas season lets not forget the true meaning of what Christmas is about. God saw a people devastated by sin but He was willing to give His only son Jesus to a world that was lost. The spirit of Christmas is giving. Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

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too late to register. First across the finish line with a time of 9:40 for the 1.8-mile trot was 13-year-old Nathan Bates, of Vine Grove, who’s in the eighth grade at Stuart Pepper Middle School and who runs cross country for Meade County High School. This was the second time Bates had run in the trot, but not the first time he had done well: In 2008, he finished third. Other top finishers were: •Second — Randy Cox, 17, a student at the Bluegrass Challenge Academy at Fort Knox. This was the first year he had run in the trot. •Third — Garland Knott, of Brandenburg, who runs as many as five times a week. The 39-year-old works at Fort Knox. This was the third year he had run in the trot. •Fourth — Paul Poole, of Brandenburg, who is director of personnel for Meade County Public Schools. The 44-year-old was running in his fourth trot. •Fifth — Coty Franklin, a 16-year-old student at the Bluegrass Challenge Academy at Fort Knox, who also plays football and competes as a triathlete. This was his first trot. •Sixth –— Toby Keith, a Meade County native who lives in Corydon, Ind. It was the first trot for the 32-year-old former Marine, who works for the Social Security Administration and runs most days of the week as a stress reliever and for meditation. •Seventh — Michael Noe, a

student at the Bluegrass Challenge Academy at Fort Knox, who was running in the trot for the first time. •Eighth — Lori Schassberger, of Battletown, who was running in the trot for the second time. The 30-yearold mother of three aspires to be a competitive triathlete. In this, her first year of running, she says she’s been in about 30 races. •Ninth — Timothy Quiggins, of Vine Grove, who’s in the seventh grade at Stuart Pepper Middle School. It was the second trot for the 13-year-old, who runs cross country for Meade County High School. •Tenth — Chad Butler, principal at Stuart Pepper Middle School. It was the second trot for the 34-year-old. There were no prizes for the top trotters — just glory and the satisfaction of having taken part in a fun event, said Bradley and Powell. The trot was free and open to the public, and, thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, the first 200 to register received souvenir t-shirts and jingle bells. Those sponsors, along with McGehee Insurance Agency, were Brandenburg Telephone Company, C&S Pumping, Cox’s Variety & Garden Center, DeVries Family Dentistry, Doe Run Inn, First Federal Savings Bank, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Hilltop Big Bend Quarry, Little Dave’s Down By The River, The Lusk Group, McDonald’s of Brandenburg, Meade County Bank, Meade County Cooperative Extension Service, Meade County Farm Bureau Insurance, The Meade County Messenger, Meade County Public Library, Meade County Tour-



Top finishers in the 2009 Jingle Bell Trot, organized by McGehee Insurance Agency and the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce, were, from left, Nathan Bates, Randy Cox, Garland Knott, Paul Poole, Coty Franklin, Toby Keith, Michael Noe, Lori Schassberger, Timothy Quiggins and Chad Butler. ism, Neal’s Trucking, The News Standard, River Ridge Marathon, Stone Law Office, and Radio. The route of the Jingle Bell Trot was from the parking area adjacent to Brandenburg United Methodist Church to Broadway, along Broadway to Main Street, and then along Main to Brandenburg Riverfront Park and through the light displays that make up Christmas By The River, with the return to the church along the same route. Security and traffic control along the course were provided by the City of Brandenburg’s police and its Citizens On Patrol volunteers, along with mayor David Pace, who led runners along the route in an all-terrain vehicle. “These folks help make the Jingle Bell Trot a success by working hard to ensure the safety of our runners,” Brad-

From page A1 said Meade County was one of the areas not affected the most by the storm. He said in Western Kentucky, for example, some homes were without electricity for six months, and even though cases like those were isolated, people who were prepared to meet their own needs fared better during the storm. Brandenburg mayor David Pace echoed Dodson’s statements regarding personal preparedness. “Be sure to check before you leave the house,” he said, that all needs could be met. He also cautioned drivers on the roads, as the weather turns icy and roads may get slick. “Black ice is bad,” he said.

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from the local teacher’s association representative, as well. Each school district in the state was asked to complete such a memo. Crump said the first states to receive the money should be announced in mid-January. The school board also heard from Jason Sutton, director of pupil personnel, about two initiatives being instituted within the district after the first of the year. The first is the implementation of “All-Call,” a system of telephone communication that will allow quick and thorough contact of the district to parents, be it normal announcements or snow cancellations. Sutton gave the example of the H1N1 shots provided by the Meade County Health Department recently at the schools. Sutton said they got a call on a Monday that the shots would be offered mid-week and they were crunched to get the information out to parents and the community quickly. “(All-Call) will contact 5,000 students in about 15 minutes,” Sutton said. “Ident-A-Kid” is the second initiative and it involves a new way for visitors to sign-in at a school. The

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Korean War veteran Guy Edward Keys received an honorary diploma during Tuesday’s school board meeting. new program will allow a visitor’s ID to be scanned, a photo to be taken and an adhesive badge printed out with pertinent information, including the area of the building being visited. At Meade County High School, principal Bill Adams is also implementing a student aide escort be called for all visitors within the high school. “These are two very good systems that are going to improve communication and campus security,” he said. “It goes back to trying to use a little common sense,

and also doing everything that we can to provide a safe environment for everybody that’s inside that building, without making it seem so institutionalized,” Crump said, of the initiatives. “There’s a fine line you walk there, but at the end of the day, you want it to be safe.” For more information about Race to the Top, log on to The next regular school board meeting will be Jan. 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., at the Meade County Board of Education office.

“You can’t really prepare for that ahead of time.” Pace said the city has two vehicles ready at all times, one to salt and both to push the snow, in case of a weather emergency. He also said that with the salt-spreader the city bought two years ago, the first priority in a wintry weather mess will be to use a salt and sand mixture at all intersections and in corners. “That’s our first focus, where people have to stop,” Pace said. Meade County Judge/ Executive Harry Craycroft said this year, Meade County Road Department will designate a few roadways to use a new solution of beet juice and salt in cases of snow and ice. The new treatment, Craycroft said, is environmentally safe and could potentially be the county’s method of treatment if the tester areas are found to be satisfactory. “It allows you to use less

salt, faster, at a colder temperature and it will stay longer,” he said. Craycroft believes Meade County is more prepared for extreme weather than it’s ever been this year, due in part to the county’s recent purchase of generators to be used in different parts of the county and the installation of repeaters on transformer stations. Last month, EMS station No. 1 and the road department both had generators installed. Craycroft also mentioned roadway conditions and encouraged drivers to use caution on slick or snowy roads. “If there’s snow or ice and you don’t have to travel, give our crews time to do their jobs,” he said. “If you do (have to travel), use common sense and remember your speeds.” For more information on Meade County EMA, call the office at 270-422-2776.


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Blue Ribbon Motors offers blue ribbon service on cars By Lindsey Corley

Besides a home, buying a car is one of the most major purchases a person will make. Everything from mileage, to make and model, down to color and fabrics are taken into account and Bruce Conover, owner of Blue Ribbon Motors in Ekron, has been on the lots since 1985, ready and willing to help. Conover, who grew up in Columbia, Ky., said he got into the car business, hired on at Les Pinkham Lincoln Mercury in 1985 and worked there until June 1996, when he ventured off Dixie Highway, where Les’ lot was located, and into Ekron. “I wanted a smaller setting,” he said. “I didn’t want the hustle and bustle of Dixie Highway.” Growing up in Columbia, a small town itself, he said Ekron and Garrett reminded him of where he was from. “I always had thought if I could find a small place to open a car lot, in a smaller area, like in Brandenburg or the outskirts, that’s what I’d like to do some day,” he said. It was a fortuitous event that led him to the building he now calls home. On his way to work one day, rather than traveling his normal route on Hwy. 1638, he took another road that led him to Ekron. He said he turned right around after passing the building and drove back up, pulled in the parking lot and was looking at the front of the building when a good friend of his, Melvin Dowell, came up behind him. “I heard somebody come up behind me and say, ‘I know what you’ve got on your mind and if you do it, you’ll be fine,’” he said. That something was, of course, turning the building,


LEFT: Bruce Conover, left, and his son, Wayne, stand in front of the Blue Ribbon Motors building. ABOVE: Some of the inventory available at Blue Ribbon Motors. which was owned by Party Withers at the time, into a car lot. The building has seen many owners in its day, being more than 100 years old itself. He bought the building from Withers, and a building across the street, in 1998. For Conover, cars weren’t his main focus. For years, he trained American saddlebred horses and came to Brandenburg to help Slug Applegate, who owned Applegate Motors at the time, with his horses. He said his foray into working with cars only came after a friend called and asked him to assist because they were short on employees at the time. “I said, ‘Oh no, I don’t know anything about the car industry; I wouldn’t know one car from the other,’” he said. But Applegate, who had been in the car business all his life, encouraged Conover to give it a try and, through Applegate’s encouragement, he’s been in the car business ever since. Conover said the business is all about the customers. “You’ve got to like people,” he said. “You’ve got to like sitting down and talking

support of the people or it will not grow,” he said. “I’ve been very fortunate from the support of the people of Meade County and Garrett.” Blue Ribbon Motors is also a true, family-owned and operated business. Conover’s wife, Denise, does the title work and son, Wayne, has worked with him full-time since he graduated from Meade County High School. One area that Conover feels will continue to grow and Blue Ribbon Motors is working to get a stronger online presence. He has a Web site up and running for the lot,, and has for around five years. “We’re trying to be more effective on the Internet, because Internet buying has become a huge market,” he said. Internet buying is when potential customers log on to a Web site and peruse available vehicles from the comfort of their homes or offices. He said he’s seen a growth every year in the online presence and he feels like it’s an area that’s going to continue to grow.

to people, that’s what it really boils down to.” That’s something he admits he’s always enjoyed and he said he was fortunate Applegate foresaw his success in the business and gave him much encouragement. Blue Ribbon Motors started with only four cars on the lot. Now, the lot stocks about 40 vehicles, mostly Ford, GM and Chrysler, splitting the inventory between 20 cars and 20 sport utility vehicles and trucks. The vehicles are usually 1-2 years old, off-lease program vehicles and most are still under factory warranty. Prices can range anywhere from $5,000 to $35,000. Conover’s lot offers extended warranties through General Motors and can warranty a car bumper-tobumper from zero to 100,000 miles. He also offers in-house financing through two local banking institutions, First Federal Savings Bank and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. He said he has many good working relationships with local businesses, including Big O Tires, RiverTown Tires and more. “A business has to have the

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Blue Ribbon Motors, located at 4366 Garrett Road in Ekron, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Conover at 270-828-2440 or 270877-6959.

Conover said, eventually, he hopes to expand the lot, as the economy allows. “In the future, like all other businesses, we hope to grow, become larger and employ more people,” he said, including expanding the available inventory on the lot.

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AGRICULTURE Meade Co. Farm Bureau, Young Farmers clean up with awards Friday, December 11, 2009

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Young Farmers program receives elite Gold Star Award of Excellence Staff Report The News Standard The Meade County Farm Bureau, its members and its Young Farmers program were praised again this year at the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 90th Annual Meeting held last weekend in Louisville. The Meade County Farm Bureau was recognized for its Young Farmers Program with the 2009 Gold Star Award of Excellence during the five-day conference. “The KFB Young Farmers Gold Star Award of Excellence was given to Meade County because of their participation and involvement in our programs and activities throughout 2009,” said Jay McCants, state director of KFB Young Farmers. “They participated in every state young farmer event or program and even encouraged one young person to compete in our state Discussion Meet contest.” Nathan Beavin is the Meade County Young Farmers chair, though Ekron farmer Fred L. Sipes received the award on behalf


LEFT: Meade County Farm Bureau members Tommy Hobbs, middle left, and Fred L. Sipes, middle right, receive an award from KFB vice president David S. Beck, left, and president Mark Haney, right. ABOVE: Tommy Hobbs, middle, represents the Meade County Farm Bureau and receives an outstanding membership honor from KFB officials David S. Beck and Bradley Smith. of the local organization at last weekend’s ceremony. “It’s a good honor to get this award, because only 23 counties in the whole state were given it,” Sipes said. “It was a good accomplishment.” Locally the program has between 25 and 30 members, most of whom participated in several programs during the past year, including a winter convention, a summer outing and local activities such as the Meade County Fair.

The Meade County Farm Bureau was also recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement, and was one of 11 organizations named for having the highest member retention totals in its district. Additionally, Sipes was recognized as he begins his second year of a three-year term on the state’s Young Farmers committee in 2010, after being appointed by the program’s president. “Sipes ... is an excellent

representative of Meade County,” McCants said. Meade County Farm Bureau officers are Thomas Benock, president; Homer Lee Richardson, 1st vice president; Tommy Hobbs, second vice president; Louis Crawford, secretary/treasurer; and Janet Scott, women’s chair. Directors are J.T. Barger, Timmy Barr, William Basham, James D. Brown, Terry Miller, Jim Scott, Thomas J. Stith and Sipes. After numerous awards

ceremonies, conferences, lectures and luncheons, the KFB annual meeting concluded with voting delegates adopting policy for 2010 and the approval of a list of statewide priority issues. The 2010 policy addressed national issues such as climate change legislation, health care reform and immigration reform. According to a KFB press release, issues of priority include: •Ensure that steep increas-

es in property taxes are subject to voter referendum. •Protect the rights of landowners when dealing with regional planning issues, eminent domain laws or smart growth initiatives. •Support the rural secondary and county road aid programs and continuation of the 22.2 percent allocation of the state gasoline tax revenue for rural roads. For more information, visit

Mistletoe: Tree thief, holiday tradition Andy Mills Ag & Natural Resources Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for this parasitic plant, means tree thief. You can commonly find these small leafy plants on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern two-thirds of the United States. Mistletoes extract water, mineral elements and food from their host tree by way of a parasite nutrient-uptake organ; hence the name, tree thief. Mistletoes’ use in holiday traditions has roots in pagan times. Its parasitic nature and the fact that it appears to be alive while the host tree appears dead, led some to believe mistletoe mysteriously held the life of the tree during winter. Druids harvested mistletoe in a special rite, never letting the plant touch the ground, then hung it in their homes for good luck. Our modern-day mistletoe holiday tradition likely originates with a mythological Norse goddess of love and beauty. Frigga, whose son was restored from possible death by mistletoe, was thought to bestow a kiss on anyone walking beneath one.

Today, when two people meet under the mistletoe, tradition suggests they must exchange a kiss for good luck. Phoradendron, the most common mistletoe growing in Kentucky, resembles another species that grows in Europe. It has simple, fleshy green leaves arranged oppositely on the stem. Stems are short and more branched than the host tree, so mistletoe often appears as a spherical bunch of dense vegetation. These bunches may be a foot or two in diameter and are located high in the tree for better sunlight exposure. Mistletoe berries range from white to straw-colored to light red. Birds eat the fruits, reportedly toxic to human and animals, then deposit the seeds onto branches where they germinate and penetrate the host tree. Since birds tend to roost in open-grown trees, mistletoes do not appear as frequently in forest trees. Generally, they do not cause much damage, although they can be harmful to a tree already under stress. If mistletoe appears on landscape trees or other trees in the urban forest, you can control it through pruning. For more information about tree parasites and diseases, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.


Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY • per CWT for December 7, 2009 Receipts: 482 Last week: 380 Last year: 348 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows steady to firm. Slaughter bulls steady to 1.00 higher. Feeder steers Steady to 2.00 lower. Feeder heifers 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows were 13 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 02 percent: Replacement cows 05 percent and feeders 80 percent: The feeder supply included 20 percent steers 44 percent heifers and 36 percent bulls. 23 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 1390 1390 34.00 34.00 Low Dressing 5 870-1150 1050 41.50-44.50 42.63 2 1155-1170 1162 36.00-38.00 37.01 Low Dressing 12 1210-1560 1346 40.50-46.50 43.26 5 1445-1590 1535 33.50-38.50 35.93 Low Dressing 1 1750 1750 51.50 51.50 High Dressing 1 1630 1630 37.50 37.50 Low Dressing Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 6 1030-1130 1065 34.50-38.50 36.18 10 1215-1490 1358 35.50-40.00 37.17 Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 7 845-1095 953 29.00-34.00 31.57 1 1090 1090 38.00 38.00 High Dressing 1 1345 1345 31.50 31.50 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 1780-2220 2002 54.00-54.50 54.17 Slaughter Bulls Y.G 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 1100 1100 52.50 52.50 1 2055 2055 49.00 49.00

Feeder Head 4 2 4 8 4 Feeder Head 3 4 9 8 Feeder Head 3 Feeder Head 4 Feeder Head 2 4 12 35 39 24 6 3 3 Feeder Head 7 8 Feeder Head 2

Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 230-270 260 95.00-100.00 98.89 315-370 342 94.50-98.00 96.39 410-440 424 86.50-92.00 89.24 505-550 518 83.00-90.00 86.37 680 680 80.00 80.00 Steers Medium and Large 2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 260-288 279 83.00-85.00 83.62 330-333 332 87.00-88.00 87.50 400-490 426 75.00-83.00 80.90 555-599 592 75.50-80.00 76.53 Steers Large 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 615-690 640 75.00-79.50 76.62 Steers Medium 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 425-483 458 81.50-83.00 82.09 Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 190-195 192 85.00-86.00 85.49 200-235 218 87.00-89.00 87.92 325-395 362 79.00-84.00 81.21 400-492 455 74.00-80.00 76.40 500-598 535 70.00-78.00 74.28 608-690 640 69.00-75.50 72.50 653 653 79.00 79.00 Fancy 713-740 722 67.00-69.00 68.32 810-878 855 69.00-71.00 69.63 Heifers Medium and Large 2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-295 265 76.50-81.00 79.76 313-395 348 74.00-78.00 75.86 Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 218 218 90.00 90.00

3 355-393 380 85.50-93.00 87.83 25 417-483 447 82.00-90.00 84.91 48 500-590 525 76.50-85.00 80.79 15 600-675 632 71.00-79.00 74.53 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 9 400-490 456 76.00-79.50 79.15 2 535-570 552 70.00-73.50 71.81 3 655-673 667 68.00-68.50 68.16 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Young 7-9 Months Bred Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 910 910 54.50 54.50 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Middle-Aged 4-6 Mo. Bred Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 1010-1315 1192 44.50-48.00 46.04 1 1185 1185 40.50 40.50 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Middle-Aged 7-9 Mo. Bred 1 1260 1260 55.50 55.50 1 1185 1185 64.00 64.00 Stock Bulls: No Test Calves: Baby Beef calves: No Test Owensboro Weighted Average Report for 12/03/2009 Receipts 402 - Cattle co-mingle, State graded and weighed at time of arrival. Cattle were age and source verified and weaned at least 45 days. The cattle must be bunk broke, dehorned, dewormed and vaccinated. Cattle sold with 2% shrink. Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 27 417-473 448 88.00-90.00 89.17 99 546-555 554 84.75-89.00 88.70 143 646-654 647 82.50-83.00 82.94 85 736-737 737 78.58-84.70 83.55 23 852 852 77.50 77.50 Groups of 20 or more: 92 head 555 lbs 89.00 blk 125 head 646 lbs 83.00 blk

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ON DECK Dec. 11 Lady Wave JV/Varsity @ Breck. Co. 6:30/8 p.m.

By Ben Achtabowski

Dec. 12 Flaherty Archery in-county shoot TBA Greenwave Freshmen Basketball @ Hancock Co. 11:15 a.m./12:30 p.m. Wrestling Raider Rumble or King of Bluegrass 8/9 a.m. Lady Waves JV/V Basketball Grayson County 6/7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15 Greenwave JV/V Basketball @ Breck. Co. 6/7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 Ekron Archery practice 3:30-5 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Basketball East Hardin

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Lady Waves JV/V Basketball @ Hancock County 6:30/8 p.m. Dec. 18 Greenwave JV/V Basketball Campbellsville 6:30/7 p.m. Dec. 19 Wrestling Lonsome Duals

8/9 a.m.

WRESTLING RESULTS Oldham County Super Duals on Dec. 5

Meade County 72, Frankfort Western Hills 12 Meade County 39, Louisville Seneca 37 Meade County 46, Oldham County 30 Woodford County 58, John Hardin 13 Woodford County 56, Meade County 24 Top Meade County Individuals: 189: Brandon Simota 5-0 215: Tyler Crow 3-0 VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY Second Annual Chelsea Stinnett Memorial Community Volleyball Tournament

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

The teams must 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 regina. or head coach Jennifer Smith at Jennifer.smith@meade.

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

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Tough schedule renders Lady Waves to a 2-4 start

Ben Achtabowski, Sports Editor

Dec. 14 Greenwave Freshman Basketball @ John Hardin 6:30 p.m.

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Carly Evans makes an acrobatic lay-up against Ohio County on Monday. She ended the game with 16 points.

Former MC football coach wins State By Ben Achtabowski Although the Meade County football team didn’t make the state finals, a former Meade County Greenwave raised the state championship trophy last weekend at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens-LT Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky. Long-time Greenwave football head coach Larry French won his first state title with the Class 4-A Boyle County Rebels last Friday in double overtime against Lone Oak, 42-39. The 15-year head coach for the Meade County Greenwave (19892004) helped his team to an undefeated record and the school’s first state title since 2003. “This is something you always dream of,� said French, who has been Boyle County’s head coach for two years. “We had a good group of young men that had good team chemistry and the coaches worked just as hard. Everything just came together and it was one of those magical seasons.� In a dramatic ending, French showed his 38 years of coaching perspicacity when he went for the win in the second overtime as his team faced a fourth down situation merely six inches away from the end zone. French called on his senior quarterback, Boone Goldsmith, for a quarterback sneak. The plunge was successful and the Rebels solidified its championship season. “Anytime you play for a state championship you want to give your kids a chance to win,� French said, of his gutsy fourth-down call. “Really it wasn’t a big choice for me.� “You play to win. He had the momentum on his side,� added French’s successor at Meade County, Larry Mofield. “As a coach, he made the right decision. He got (the touchdown) and that’s all that matters.� It’s every team’s goal to win a state championship, but Boyle County’s chances were high heading into the season with 25 seniors eager to revenge their semifinal loss to Bell County the year before. “We had a good group of seniors coming back,� French said. “We felt like we had a chance to achieve a lot of great things. The seniors really wanted to get back at Bell County and we did in the semifinals this year.� Though he’s a champion elsewhere,


While the Meade County Lady Waves basketball team and Ohio County Eagles went tit-for-tat for most of the game on Monday, the Lady Waves experienced a debilitating 1-minute scoring drought at the end, which gave them the 76-66 loss. With 4:30 left, the Eagles made a lay-up tying the game at 55, then after a Meade County five second inbound violation the Eagles hit a 3-pointer to claim the lead. After two more lay-ups the Eagles went on

an 11-point run, which put the game away. “That was the ball game,� said Meade County head coach Josh Hurt. “We were tied, up two, tied, and up two again. Whoever gets on a run in the end is going to win. They made it and we didn’t.� Ohio County junior point guard Arielle Keown added two 3-pointers with 2 minutes left in the game to hand the Lady Waves their fourth loss in the early season. Keown ended the night with 31 points and went 8-for-13 from beyond the arch. “Those (3-pointers) were huge,� Hurt said. “Keown


A Wave of Motion By Ben Achtabowski For those who call the Kentucky Derby the fastest two minutes in sports they haven’t seen the Meade County dance team’s routine. In a whirl of hair, pirouettes and Greenwave green, the dance team’s routine spans 2 minutes and leaves the girls exhausted and excited while the crowd cheers for more. “You wouldn’t think you’d be tired afterward,� said the dance team’s senior captain, Hannah Clark, after this year ’s first performance during Monday’s basketball game. “But then when we get done we’re all out of breath. But it’s an adrenaline rush. It’s just so awesome.� As the basketball teams rest and regroup at halftime, the Meade County dance team takes the floor and keeps the crowd pumped. That makes all the hard work and gut-twisting nerves worth it for Clark. “I’m very nervous when we perform,� she said. “I’m shaking but it’s fun. When I hear people cheer for us it makes me feel so good. When you have your friends supporting you it’s just 10 times better and it just makes us even better.

Hannah Clark leads the dance team during its routine. THE NEWS STANDARD/ BEN ACHTABOWSKI


Stinging D gives ‘waves 1st win over Hornets By Ben Achtabowski


Isaiah Satram shoots the ball in traffic.

In a low scoring affair the Meade County Greenwave basketball team’s stinging defense outlasted the Hancock County Hornets for their first win of the season. “We needed that win badly,� said Meade County head coach Jerry Garris, whose team came into the game with a twogame losing streak. “It wasn’t pretty but we got that zero off the left side of our record.� Meade County held the Hornets to under 10 points in three quarters including only a 12-point first half due to a 1-2-2 half-court press defense.

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is a great shooter. She has been for a long time. If you leave her open she’s going to make them. You have to contest those shots.� On the Lady Waves’ side junior power forward Scarlett Powers became a renaissance woman as she helped break the Eagles’ full-court press and made a 3-pointer to add to her 12 points and 11 rebounds. “I want to be a complete player. That’s my goal,� Scarlett powers said. “I want to help out the team as much as I can. Part of that is going to be bringing up



Hancock County had 13 turnovers while the Greenwave collected 10 steals and scored seven points off those steals. “I think it was a defensive win,� Garris said. “This was our best defensive effort (of the year). Even when we couldn’t score we kept guarding and I liked that.� Sophomore guard Bo Wilson had almost the same amount of points (10) as Hancock at halftime. He finished the game with 12 points and added five steals and two rebounds to his stat line. His steals came from his position on the top of the 1-2-2 zone press.



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Meade County dance team’s season set in motion


The 2009-10 Meade County dance team members are seniors Jackie Patty, Tirzah Anderson, Hannah Clark, Johnna Woodward, juniors Kristen Lusk, Emily McCombs, Victoria Tindle, Brittney Wilson, Courtney Caudill, sophomores Karlea King, Micacla Miller, Deirdre Bryant, Jesse Walshburger, Maddy Redmon, Becca Harmon, freshmen Tamara Patty, Kiana Hess, Hanna Moore, Rachel Harreld and Katelyn White.

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The dance team doesn’t just perform during halftime shows, they also have regional and state competitions. Last year the team won the region for its hiphop routine. “We actually won it last year,” said senior team captain Jackie Patty. “We were No. 1 in hip-hop and we won the most spirited award. We won that because we’re happy and having fun.” This season’s regional competition will be on Jan. 23 at Trinity Whitesville High School. “We’re looking to take overall (best dance team),” Patty said. “(Winning the regional championship) would be awesome because we have two really good routines this year. If we don’t win it, no big deal; we’ll still have fun.” The team has improved from last year’s region championship team according to head coach Jessie Bradley. “They’re very far ahead from last year,” she said. “They are looking great. They have their competition routine down, now we’re

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French’s heart will always lie in Meade County — French proclaimed his 15 years at Meade County as the best of his life. “Meade County is a special place for me,” he said. “It’s really home to my heart. I love the school system and the people. It’s just a great place to be.” French came into the Meade County program in 1989 after 15 years of coaching at Mercer County; the next year he hired Mofield as an assistant coach. With 14 years of tutelage under French, Mofield shaped his coaching style and learned how to be a good coach on and off the field. “I saw how he handled the

just perfecting it.” The team has about five different routines. Although, Patty and Clark say they may not use all five, they have several different sources of choreographers. “We as seniors have to make up a dance within the next couple days,” Patty said. “So we’ll have an entire routine from us.” “We don’t make up all our dances,” Clark added. “We have a choreographer that comes in and helps us and we have (former dancers) come in and help us.” With a team that boasts more than 20 members — including four seniors, five juniors, six sophomores and five freshmen — they look to incorporate more technical tasks to their routines. “We had a few stunts we are going to do,” Clark said. “The opening of our routine is amazing and more technical than last year. We’re hoping that will get the crowd pumping.” Along with technical and tight choreography, the team also has something all great dance squads need: chemistry. “We’re all really close,” Patty said. “I think that this year there’s a bunch of improvement and a lot more talent. We have so

much fun and that’s why we do so well. Even before we perform we huddle together like a family. Even at practice we’re having fun — we practice hard and play harder.” Maybe with all the hard work and high spirits the team can claim that coveted region championship. “We just hope that we give it our all,” Patty said. “This is the last year for the seniors. We’re just having a blast and do our best.”

kids,” Mofield said. “I didn’t think much of it at the time because I was young and dumb. But sometimes you don’t notice wisdom until you’re a little older. I just thought he handled certain situations and interacted with the kids so well. I saw how much he cares about the kids and I know at every program he has been at the kids are for the better. “I’m forever indebted to him,” Mofield added. “He gave me a chance to coach. I came straight out of school and I thought I knew a lot about football. But I found out quickly I didn’t know much.” Mofield became French’s handpicked successor when he left to coach Lincoln County in 2004. “I went to bat for Mofield,” French said. “I knew

he cared about the program and could keep the program at a high level. They have done such a good job since I’ve been gone. I couldn’t be more proud of them.” With so many years of coaching, French has done more than just win games and win state championships — he’s shaped lives. “He’s an outstanding coach,” Mofield said. “He’s won a lot of games and now won a championship. But what I will always remember about him is that he’s a better person than a coach. In life you want to leave a legacy and I think his legacy is how great of a person he is. A lot of people in Meade County cherish him and were pulling for him to win this year. That tells you how much impact he had on this community.”

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From page B1 the ball and shooting 3s, but we have to work together to get a win. It takes all of us to beat teams like Ohio County.� Ohio County’s full court press forced 28 Meade County turnovers. “They have always had a good press,� Scarlett Powers said. “This is my third year against them and that’s their main thing. I think most of the game we did a good job. But if we want to win these games we have to do a better job.� Despite the 26-point fourth quarter by Ohio County, the two teams remained close and the score was knotted at 35 at halftime. The Lady Waves only hit two 3-pointers while Ohio County drilled 10. Also The Lady Eagles outrebounded the Lady Waves 36-31. “I thought second and third chance opportunities hurt us,� Hurt said. “We hung in and got a bunch of them, but in the fourth quarter it seemed like (Ohio County) got every loose ball. That’s disappointing. I thought we played well but moral victories don’t count for much. We want that ‘W.’� Senior forward Carly Evans came off the bench to lead Meade County with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. Bliss Powers had 15 points and wrangled 11 rebounds. The Lady Waves are now off to a 2-4 start after playing a tough schedule, but Scarlett Powers feels the team will get out of their funk in due time. “I think these games will help us in the long run,� she said. “We have to get over that hump and coach Hurt always says it’s a marathon not a sprint. We have to get over the little things and start playing our game.� Lady Waves host tourney




ABOVE: Caroline Wilson drives down the lane. LEFT: Scarlett Powers hauls in a rebound.

In a competitive inaugural Lady Waves Tip-off Classic tournament, host Meade County went 1-2. In the opening game against the Taylor County Cardinals, Meade County jumped out to a 29-13 lead halfway through the second quarter. But Taylor County hacked into the Lady Wave’s lead to make the score 34-27 before the half finished. “We’ve never had a big lead before this year,� Hurt said. “So when we’re up I’m sure we got a little flat. They went zone and we stood around and shot jumpers.� Taylor County took its first lead of the game, 4846, with 7:24 left in the game. With the two teams trading leads during the remainder of the game, Taylor County nudged out the Lady Waves in the final seconds, 66-63. The Lady Waves were led by sophomore Scarlett Powers who had a game

high 27 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. “She played really well,� Hurt said. “We got some big minutes out of her. We have to get everyone playing at a high level. Right now we’re just not there.� The Lady Waves were hot from the charity stripe as they made 21-of-26 free throws and had 11 steals. Senior point guard Caroline Wilson had 12 points and four assists while Bliss Powers added 11 points and four rebounds. During Saturday morning’s game Meade County matched up with Paul Laurence Dunbar and lost, 58-54. Rowe — who is Dunbar’s all-state player — had a game-high 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Dunbar outscored the Lady Wave 38-20 in the paint. The teams were locked up heading into halftime at 25 apiece but Dunbar managed to score two more points than the Lady Waves in each of the final

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two quarters of the game. Meade County had three players with 11 points: Carly Evans, Scarlet Powers and Caroline Wilson. Mallory Wathen added 10 points while Evans also had seven rebounds. The Lady Waves finished out the Lady Wave Tip-off classic with a big 80-32 win over Spencer County. Meade County jumped out to a 23-7 lead after the first quarter and also had a big 21 point fourth quarter. Wathen had a huge night with 21 points, six rebounds, and six steals. Scarlett Powers had 13 points and bulled in six rebounds. Sophomore center LeAnna Luney pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds while contributing seven points. Wilson added 10 points and four assists. Paul Laurence Dunbar eventually won the Pool A bracket of the Lady Waves Tip-off Tournament with victories over Spencer, Meade and Oldham Counties. Taylor County won the Pool B bracket, while Scarlett Powers and Wathen made the all-tournament team.

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Senior Will Campbell leads an offensive breakaway.

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“I thought Bo played really well off the bench,� Garris said. “That’s a tough spot to play. We need about three guys to rotate into that position. You can only play that for about 3 minutes and then you’re worn out.� Wilson also had one of the biggest steals of the night when Hancock County narrowed the lead to three, 38-35, with a minute left in the game. Wilson intercepted a skip pass under the basket to cap off the game. “That really changed the game,� said Wilson. “The big thing is we hit our free throws to seal it. As a team we were more in the game. We had a better tempo and played a lot harder.� Sophomore starting center Thomas Wilson ended the night with 10 points, four rebounds and a steal. Sophomore guard Chase Garris chipped in with seven points and four rebounds, while Bryce Gar-

ris added five points and three steals. The win puts Meade County (1-2 overall, 1-0 district) in first place in the 11th District with another early pivotal district matchup at Breckinridge County on Tuesday. “It’s always good to be ahead in the district,� Bo Wilson said. “It’s good to have everyone chasing you while you’re in the driver ’s seat. But we have to come out and beat Breck next week.� Meade loses District Tipoff game Last Saturday the Greenwave played in the 11th District Tip-off Classic at Breckinridge County and lost to Todd County 5346. Meade County had 21 turnovers in the game, which transferred into 14 Todd County points. The Greenwave only shot 37.8 percent from the field. Cheaney Schwartz had 14 points, nine rebounds and two assists to lead the Greenwave. Chase Garris added nine points, three assists and three steals.

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Choose One: Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza or Burrito Choose Two: Corn - Tossed Salad Fresh Pears Mandarin Oranges In Addition: Vanilla Pudding

Choose One: Popcorn Chicken Spaghetti Choose Two: Glazed Carrots Steamed Broccoli w/ Cheese - Grapes Pineapple In Addition: Hot Buttered Texas Toast

Choose One: Hamburger or Cheeseburger or PB & J Uncrustable w/Mozzarella String Cheese Choose Two: Oven Baked Fries Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle Fresh Apple - Peaches

Choose One: Taco Salad or Oven Fried Chicken Choose Two: Baked Beans Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese Cup Fresh Orange Mixed Fruit

Choose One: Breaded Chicken Pattie Sandwich or Yogurt Munchable Choose Two: Baked Potato Green Beans Banana - Applesauce

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

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

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

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

Choose One: Cinnamon Roll & Yogurt Cup Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese; or Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or PB&J Uncrustable Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Choose Two: Garden Salad - Glazed Carrots - Pineapple Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Grilled Garden Chicken Salad or Yogurt Box w/ choice of fruit & veggie; or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Corn Dog or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal Choose Two: Oven Baked Fries - Fresh Mixed Veggies w/Dip - Applesauce - Fresh Orange In Addition: Mac & Cheese

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/Chicken Nuggets; or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Taco Salad w/Tortilla Chips or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or PB&J Uncrustable Choose Two: Corn - Lettuce & Tomato- Mixed Fruit Fresh Grapes

Choose One Box Meal Grilled Chicken Garden Salad; or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Popcorn Chicken w/Hot Roll or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal Choose Two: Peas - Mashed Potatoes - Pears Strawberries

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Cheese; or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Stuffed Breadsticks w/ Marinara or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or PB&J Uncrustable Choose Two: Green Beans - Vegetable Medley- Banana - Mandarin Oranges

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

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

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

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Ham & Cheese; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Pepperoni Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Fresh Veggies w/Dip Fresh Orange Applesauce

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/vegetable & choice of fruit; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: BBQ Sandwich Choose Two: Peas -Mashed Potatoes - Fresh Apple Pineapple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad w/ Chicken Nuggets; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Soft Taco Choose Two: Corn Lettuce & Tomato Mixed Fruit Fresh Orange

Choose One: Sausage, Egg & Chz on English Muffin Cereal & Toast PB&J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/vegetable & choice of fruit; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Grilled Chicken Sandwich Choose Two: Green Beans Cooked Carrots Pears - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One: Scrambled Eggs & Toast Cereal & Toast PB&J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Chz Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Fish on Bun Choose Two: Potato Wedges Vegetable Medley Peaches Banana





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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It was French author, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus who made the following sage observation: "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." •According to records kept by the Social Security Administration, the name "Barack" was ranked 2,409th in 2008, up more than 10,000 spots from 12,535th in 2007.

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•Large cities often use highoccupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in order to encourage carpooling and help reduce traffic congestion. As soon as the lanes appear, however, people start getting creative about ways to get around the restriction. Pregnant women have claimed to be carrying an extra passenger even when all the other seats are empty, and more than one person has placed a mannequin or inflatable doll in the front seat in an effort to fool authorities. Recently, an undertaker in Los Angeles went to court to appeal a judgment against him, claiming that the body in a coffin in the back should count as a passenger.

Turkey's capital Stop Corned beef recipe - podrida Just one of those things? Concoct, in a way Colored N. Mex. neighbor Lion's pride? "See ya"

•Those who study such things claim that, when it comes to accidents involving household appliances, you're more likely to be injured by a washing machine, but if you are injured by a clothes dryer, it's more likely to be fatal. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Horoscopes HOCUS-FOCUS

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

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your love of the holidays creates a special bond between you and the people in your life. Use this as a way of building stronger relationships that will carry over well beyond this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new approach could go a long way toward resolving a painful estrangement, especially at this holiday time. And since your aspects favor friendship this week, why not go ahead and try it? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your positives continue to dominate, and any negative factors that squeeze in can be dealt with easily. The secret is to tackle them at once and not allow them to benefit by your neglect. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Good news: A colleague's remarks could help you move toward ultimately resolving that persistent workplace situation. Meanwhile, enjoy the holidays with loved ones. LEO (July 23 to August 22) No one reflects the bright holiday more than all you Leos and Leonas who love the shimmer and glimmer of the season. P.S.: There just might be a very special something from Santa. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Celebrate the holidays by being more receptive to new experiences. Overriding the Virgo reluctance to try new things could be the best gift you've given yourself in a long while. LIBRA (Septeber 23 to October 22) Good news about a loved one makes the holidays even more festive. Expect some unexpected gifts, so be prepared with a few nicely wrapped packages of goodies to offer in return. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The holiday season provides an opportunity to meet new people, some of whom you might even consider "worthy" enough to join the Scorpio's select group of friends. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You always bring your own wonderful sparkle and light to the holidays, and don't be surprised if this year someone special reaches out to respond to your warmth in kind.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Togetherness is the dominant theme for the Goat's holiday celebrations this year. That means reaching out to bring everyone you care for into your very own special circle of light. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A reminder of a very special moment from the past makes the holidays more memorable for the romantic Aquarian. New friendships hold the promise of a romantic future as well. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Getting into the swim of things for all you party-loving Pisceans is easy enough this holiday season. And, of course, you can expect to impress people wherever you go. BORN THIS WEEK: Your dedication brings you the success you strive for, and your generosity impels you to reach out and help others on their way up. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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

sponsored by Meade County Saddle Club

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

December 12, 2009

DIVORCE with or without Children $95. With FREE name change documents and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24 hrs/ 7 days: 1-888-789-0198; www.

1 bedroom apartment for rent. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer furnished. $375/ month. Deposit required. No pets. Valley View Apartments, Payneville. Call 270-496-4426 or 270496-4130 1 bedroom apartment for rent. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer furnished. $425/ month. Deposit required. No pets. Valley View Apartments, Payneville. Call 270-496-4426 or 270496-4130

at St. Mary’s Parrish Hall, Payneville, KY

The Meade County Senior Center building and grounds is open for rent after 3 p.m. any Thursday. Call 270-422-5200 for more information.

Auction starts @ 1 p.m.

For rent or lease: 30x50’ showroom, glass front with 2 offices and kitchen in rear. Plus 3 additional offices. Also has storage area. Call 502-552-5408 or 270-4222522.

all proceeds benefit Jennifer Addison Lyons and family

One order, One check, One smart move! Save time and money by making one call to place a 25-word classified in 70 Kentucky newspapers for only $250. For more information, contact the classified department of this newspaper or call KPS 1-502-223-8821

Nice home in Flaherty. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths sitting on 2 acres with a shed. $600 a month plus deposit. Call 270-945-4907 or 270828-5052

Rook Tournament @ 6 p.m. $10 entry fee per person, draw for partners

Cornhole Tournament @ 4 p.m.

1989 F-250 utility bed, ladder rack, speed manual was on LP gas, runs good. New white paint 2 years ago. Make offer 270-4222980

Motel Reasonable Rooms Rates & Cabins

Dance @ 8 p.m.

Furnished Apartment

Nice & Clean Nightly, Weekly & Monthly Rates

(270) 422-2282

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

1995 F-350 Turbo Diesel 5 speed with overdrive, flat bed with 3 side boxes, ladder rack. 235,000 miles. Make offer 270-422-2980


entry fee $10 per person, draw for partners, $100 added

For Rent One Bedroom • Utilities Included

(270) 422-2282

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

(270) 422-2282

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US CENSUS BUREAU – Hiring for 2010 Census. Positions include enumerators, clerks, crew chiefs. $9-$12 per hour. Get paid while performing a valuable community service. Call 1-866-861-2010 ABLE TO Travel: Hiring eight people, no experience necessary, transportation & lodging furnished, expense paid training. Work/ Travel entire US. Start immediately. Call 1-410-800-3614

RECEPTIONIST NEEDED with computer experience. Mail resume to P.O. Box 398, Brandenburg, KY 40108 or fax to 270-422-5800

• Very Competitive Pricing • Structural Repair • Trusses Repaired • Many Styles & Colors Available • Clean & Quality Roofing • Tear-Off & Replacement • Storm & Wind Damage • Rotten Wood Replacement • Magnetic Yard Sweeping • Offering Senior Discounts • 24 Hour Leak & Damage Repair

270-828-5206 • 502-724-3614

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

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.


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Wanted: Life Agents. Earn $500 a day, Great Agent Benefits. Commissions Paid Daily, Liberal Underwriting. Leads. Leads. Leads! LIFE INSURANCE. LICENSE REQUIRED. Call 1-888713-6020.

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

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We also install METAL ROOFING!


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Bait & Tackle All your FISHING & OUTDOOR needs!


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YOUART’S concrete service

• Stamping • Commercial

• Colored Concrete • Residential

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270-735-1668 Look For The Big Grey Elephant!

• Landscaping Rock • Stepping Stones

• Concrete • Statuary • Top Soil • Flagstone •

The EMS Training Center at 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. offers Healthcare Provider CPR and CPR Renewal classes monthly. Please call 812-738-7871 for more information.

Shop Meade County

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

Service & Sales Jeff Adkisson • Owner/Operator


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

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 866-460-9765

Quality Starts At The Top Serving Meade and all surrounding counties

Free Estimates & Roof Inspections

**DISH Network. $19.99/ mo, Why Pay More For TV? 100+ Channels. FREE 4-Room Install. FREE HDDVR. Plus $600 Sign-up BONUS. Call Now! 1-866240-3844

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


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

22 years experience!

Sawzall, heavy duty, Milwaukee orbital. 13 amp. New. $150. 270-422-5875

during tax season. Mail resume to 500 Broadway, Brandenburg, KY 40108 270-422-3827


502-773-2938 CELL

Residential • Commercial

Antique stand up traveling trunk with hangers and drawers. Made in the U.S.A. $50. 270-422-5875.

Tax Preparer Needed

Ky Health Training: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Nurse Aide Training, Phlebotomy training. Lexington & Georgetown. Day, Night, Weekend classes. 859963-2901, 888-274-2018 www.nurseaidetrainingcenter. com


24 Hour Emergency Service

The experience you want, the service you expect, the value you deserve!

Full set of scaffolding. 5’x5’, 2 cross braces, and 4 8” locking wheels. Can be set up with or without wheels, costs $600 or more new. Will sell for $300. 270-4225875

Retaining Wall • Storage Buildings •

4 Mules $200 to $350; 2 register stud mini$600 each; 2 register Belgians-$1,000 each, work great with each other as a team. Call 270-6681800


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

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.

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.

5 acres and 10 acres wooded tracts, Breckinridge Co., only 25 miles from Fort Knox.

Get all your local news delivered to you TODAY from The News Standard! Call 270-422-4542.

Perfect for deer hunting: properties 31 acres to 112 acres, you may combine. Properties are in Breckinridge, Meade, and joining counties in Kentucky.

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

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.

1-4 acres Meade County Water, septic, electric, near Fort Knox.

Call MW at 270-668-4035

Kentucky Land Co. of Irvington

Real Estate Development We buy and sell land

270-547-4222 1-866-865-5263

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


Call 270-668-4857

Nice, open and wooded 7.5 acres, private location in Rosetta-Irvington area of Breckinridge County. $22,500. $1,500 down. $232 per month. 1-866865-5263 Great 3 bd, 1 ba, all remodeled house on 1 acre in Rosetta-Irvington area. $76,000. $10,000 down. $840 per month. 1-866-865-5263 3.1 acres open and wooded with large pond, electric and city water available, Hwy. 89, Breckinridge County. $11,500. $500 down. $122 per month. 1-866865-5263 3 bd, 2 ba brick house with nice carport and concrete drive on 1 acre on Sinking Creek Lane off Hwy 60, Breckinridge County. $79,900. $9,900 down. $774 per month. 1-866-8655263 Nice open ground off Hwy 60 and Wales Cemetery Road. Will sell all or tract off, make offer. Need to sell! Up to 16 acres available. 1-866865-5263 17.3 acres all wooded, great hunting in Rosetta area off Blue Fork Road. $30,000 cash. 1-866865-5263

Painting – Need help with indoor painting? Experienced and insured. New construction or repainting. Call Becky at 270-980-0970 or 270-4225751

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

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

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

Notice: Transportation to NA meetings will be provided from MACC Ministries for Brandenburg and Irvington. For more information, call Glenn at 270-497-4378. 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 270-4221050 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 AlAnon or Alateen Opened or Closed meetings! Call 270-422-1050 for more information. A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place, 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270547-0445.

Please have your pets spayed or neutered!

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 270-422-2692.


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

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(Mention this ad and get a FREE washer & dryer or Jacuzzi jets!) 1770 Cedar Flatt Battletown, Ky. 3 br 2.5 bath w/ 1500 sq. ft. on 3.2 acres. 1-877-201-3835 Code #627

3370 Guston Rd Guston, Ky. 3 br 2 bath 1048 sq. ft. home on 2.3 acres. 1-877-201-3835 Code #602

McGeheeHumphreyDavis Realty and Auction 422-4977 877-6366 547-4977 We offer owner financing on most all our properties with no prequalifications! *Please visit our website at*

3100 Crosier Battletown, Ky. 3 br 1 bath 1288 sq. ft. home on 1 acre w/ an amazing view of the river. 1-877-201-3835 Code # 677

3 bed, 1 bath home on small lot in Brandenburg minutes from By-Pass $44,900. 2 bed, 1 bath home with large kitchen, partial basement and extra room, 6 miles from Ring Rd on US 62, $74,900. 30 acres hunting ground, 10 minutes from Brandenburg off Hwy 228, $49,900

186 Strawberry Hill Brandenburg, Ky. 3br 2.5 bath 2406 sq. ft. home in a gated community. 1-877-201-3835 Code # 603

270-422-4499 800-985-0621 “It’s not just about selling real estate, it’s about making dreams a reality.”

N A R C O T I C S ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270547-0445. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Look Good, Feel better, 3rd Monday of each month. 10:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270-706-1493 for more information. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Man to Man Prostate Cancer Education and Support, 2nd Tuesday of each month. 6 p.m. in the 5th floor boardroom at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270706-1493 or Karen at 270-706-1250 for more information. 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 270-706-5092 or 270-706-5071. 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 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 270-7061559. 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 812-7387892 for more information.

2 bed, 1 bath home with large back deck on 10 acres in Larue County, $59,900. Building lots in Leitchfield, restricted to site built houses, starting at $17,500.


House for Sale? Advertise it here. Call 422-4542!

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Community Calendar Saturday, Dec. 12

•BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHOIR – Presents a Living Christmas Tree performance “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” 7 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15. •AUCTION – 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parrish Hall in Payneville. Sponsored by the Meade County Saddle Club. All proceeds benefit Jennifer Addison Lyons and family. Rook Tournament starts at 6 p.m. Cornhole tournament starts at 4 p.m. and dance starts at 8 p.m. Call Debbie Addison at 270-945-8309 or 270-497-4461 for more information. •SOUTH HARRISON PARK OBSERVATORY – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come view the moon, stars, planets, and more. Free. Call 812-738-8236 or visit http:// Observatoryu.html for more information. •MEADECOUNTYCLOTHES CLOSET – Angel tree gifts are due back today. Please call 270422-2010 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 13

•BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHOIR – Presents a Living Christmas Tree performance “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15. •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. 14

•ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY – 6-7:30 p.m. at the Meade County Extension office. The Meade County Archeological Society will meet to do some handson learning to identify and catalogue findings from the Indian Cliffs Survey. Note the change of venue and the change to the SECOND Monday of the month. 270-828-5169 •MEADE COUNTY BAND BOOSTERS – 7-8 p.m. at MCHS. 2nd Monday of each month. All band parents, band alumni, and interested community members invited. 828-5493 •MULDRAUGH CITY

COUNCIL MEETING – 6:30 p.m. Second Monday of each month. •MEADECOUNTYCLOTHES CLOSET – Pick up of Angel Tree gifts will run from Dec. 14 thru Dec. 21. Please call 270-422-2010 for more information.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

•BAND CONCERT – 6-9 p.m. The Meade County High School band and the Stuart Pepper Middle School band will perform at the high school in the Performing Arts Center. •BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHOIR – Presents a Living Christmas Tree performance “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

•H1N1 DRIVE-THRU FLU VACCINE CLINIC – 2-7 p.m. in the Harrison County Hospital parking lot in Corydon, Ind. The clinic is free and is for anyone six months and older. Please call 812738-8722 or visit for more information. •YOGA FOR KIDS – 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Meade County Public Library. Ages 1018. Call to register for the class. 270-422-2094

Thursday, Dec. 17

•N.A.R.F.E. MEETING – 1 p.m. at the Brandenburg United Methodist Church. Call 270-4223935 for more information. •ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – Education and support group. 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 515 E. Broadway, Brandenburg. No charge, helpful information for caregivers. 270-769-2393 or 1-800-2640393 •COMMUNITY DINNER – At P.L. Kasey Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, Ky. Carryout available at 5 p.m. Inside dining 5:30-7 p.m. Turkey dinner. $6 for adults. $4 for children 10 and under. 270-547-7648 •MEADE COUNTY CHAMBER LUNCHEON – 12 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. •MEADE COUNTY EQUINE SOCIETY MEETING – 7 p.m. at the Food Court in Brandenburg. Everyone is welcome. Tim Carwile 270-497-4349


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. 812-7387893.

Christmas By the River at the Brandenburg Riverfront

Come see the light displays, lit every night through Jan. 1, 2010.

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

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Meade Co. RECC and student athletes participate in ‘Role Model’ poster program Submitted by Meade County RECC

For the sixth consecutive year, Meade County RECC is participating along with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in the “Role Model” poster program. This year’s poster features wrestling and swimming athletes promoting the practice of good sportsmanship and to always use energy efficiently. The poster program involves delivering a message to other students from their peers. Implementation of the program requires identifying a student athlete in the high school and developing the posters. The posters are produced and distributed to the school from Meade County RECC. The school then distributes the posters to other schools and businesses throughout the community. This year, in addition to the posters, counter cards and pocket schedules featuring season schedules for both sports were also deliv-

ered to the school. Selected students are asked to sign a pledge signifying they will do their best to wear seat belts and drive safely; to not use alcohol, tobacco or any illegal drugs and to respect the individuality and property of others. They also understand that they have the opportunity to be a positive influence to their peers as well as to middle school and elementary school students in their community. The students in this year’s Meade County RECC/KHSAA poster program for Meade County were Savannah Buckey representing the Lady Waves swim team and Nelson Mason Jr. representing the Greenwave wrestling team. The poster program is an effective way for Meade County RECC to demonstrate its commitment to the community through the lives of its young people. Congratulations to these two fine students to their commitment to be a role model in their schools and communities.

Eighth-grader named Junior Firefighter of the Year


Matt Hulsey, 14, was presented the Meade County Fire Protection District’s Junior Firefighter of the Year Award during an award’s ceremony on Friday.

Matt Hulsey, 14, an eighth-grader at Stuart Pepper Middle School, was named Junior Firefighter of the Year by members of the Meade County Fire Protection District. The award is given to junior firefighters who demonstrate positive attitude, quick-learning and overall excellence as an up-and-coming firefighter. This is Hulsey’s first year at the fire department. He is the son of Chris Hulsey, a sergeant for the Meade County fire district, and Lisa Ann Burnett.

Boys Elementary Basketball League results, Dec. 5


ABOVE (from left to right): Tim Gossett, of RECC, Savannah Buckey, Nelson Mason Jr. and MCHS principal Bill Adams. TOP RIGHT: MCHS wrestler Nelson Mason Jr. poses with his poster. BOTTOM RIGHT: Swimmer Savannah Buckey stands next to her life-size poster.

Story Hour Calendar •Monday, 12/14 and Tuesday, 12/15 from 10:3011:30 a.m. — Santa. Decorate a stocking and listen to “What Santa Can’t Do.” •Monday, 12/21 and Tuesday, 12/22 from 10:3011:30 a.m. and Tuesday, 12/22 from 6-7 p.m. — Christmas. Enjoy “The Night Before Christmas” and get your picture taken with Santa! •Monday, 12/28 and Tuesday, 12/29 from 10:3011:30 a.m. — New Year. Celebrate the arrival of 2010 and make a calendar to use in the new year. •Monday, 1/4 and Tuesday, 1/5 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. — New Baby. Join Ms. Megan at her last Story Hour before going on maternity leave until March. Note schedule change Beginning Monday Jan. 11, 2010, Story Hour will be held on Mondays only from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the MCPL Annex. Story Hour resumes on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30

a.m. on March 1. Six’o’clock Story Hour resumes on March 23. Story Hour is intended for children ages two through six but younger siblings are also welcome. No registration necessary but caregiver attendance is required. Letters to Santa The North Pole Post Office has opened a branch at the Meade County Public Library. Stop by the Kid’s Room to write a letter to Santa and he’ll be sure to write you back. Six’o’clock Story Hour Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 6-7 p.m. in the MCPL Annex. This evening Story Hour is perfect for working parents! Children ages two through six are welcome to enjoy a story, craft, and activities. Each program ends with a visit to the Children’s Library to check out books. This month we will read “The Night Before Christmas” and make a special ornament for your tree. Have your picture taken with Santa and tell him what’s on your list this Christmas. No registration necessary but caregiver attendance is required. Homeschool Connections

Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 1-2 p.m. in the MCPL Annex. Come learn what the Meade County Public Library has to offer homeschooling families. Share ideas and receive support from other parents while students engage in crafts, games, and other fun activities. Stay up-to-date with the latest homeschool events by visiting our group online at http://groups.

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David T. Wilson Blue - 40, David T. Wilson Yellow- 11. DTW Blue: Sam Sherretz, 14; Zack Prather, 2; Cody Walter, 2; Mack Wilson, 4; DeWan Ditto, 12; Devin Pattie, 4; Stephen Knott, 2. DTW Yellow: Garrett Greenwell, 1; Preston Smiley, 5; Noah Risen, Peyton H, 2.

David T. Wilson Purple - 49,

Ekron Purple - 29, Battletown Black - 16. Ekron: Clayton Kelly, 1; Josh Summit, 1; Caleb Summit, 8; Ty Curry, 20. Battletown: Kolby White, 4; Dustin Hoskins, 2; Dawson Gagel, 7. Ekron Purple - 28, Battletown Red - 8. Ekron: Caleb Pelphrey, 2; Isaac Busby, 2; Josh Summit, 6; Caleb Summit, 10; Ty Curry, 6. Battletown: Blake Thomas, 2; Josh Stony, 2; Zach Charles, 4.

We welcome students’ work! 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.

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Payneville Gold - 30, Flaherty Blue - 14. Payneville: Same Stivers, 2; Jesse Brawn, 22; Bryce Mattingly 6. Flaherty: Levi Hall, 2; Garrett Ammons, 6; William Brian, 2; Caleb Broughton, 2; Dion Ditto, 2.

Flaherty Red - 28, Muldraugh - 24. Flaherty: Cody Lee, 19; Gavin Priddy, 4; Gabriel Riggs, 3; Madison Thompson, 2. Muldraugh: Seth Davis, 16; Tristan Howard, 6; Chad Jupin, 2.

Lapsit Storytime It’s never too soon to introduce your child to the library! This program for children ages two and under includes short stories, rhymes, and creative playtime. Meet other caregivers and give your child a chance to socialize. Learn early literacy skills that will help your child become a lifelong reader. Each session ends with a trip to the library to check out books. All Lapsit programs run from 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays and are held in the MCPL Annex. The library will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1 for the holidays. Call the library at 270422-2094 for more information.

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David T. Wilson Red - 31. DTW Purple: Zach Todd, 1; Tommy Cacey, 20; Hunter Johnson, 2; Josh Laslie, 4; Jesse McPherson, 6; Jacob Crase, 16. DTW Red: John Millay, 13; Blake Reesor, 2; Tyler Haynes, 4; Branden, 12.

Ekron Red - 28, Ekron White- 20. Ekron Red: Ethan Miller, 10; Logan Reynolds, 2; Kyle Reed, 12; Barrett Dowel, 4. Ekron White: Josh Durbin, 9; Chase Maddox, 5; Tommy Maddox, 2; Tyler Andrews, 2; Tyler Matti, 2.

What’s happening at the Meade County Public Library Pilates Every Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Library Annex beginning Jan. 9. Registration is required. Call 422-2094 to sign up.

Payneville Blue - 36, Flaherty White- 32. Payneville: Aaron Whelan, 17; Austin Poole, 6; Corey Johnston, 4; Brett Wonds, 2; Austin Gouvas, 2; Levi Hurt, 5. Flaherty: Seth Sharritt, 9; Jacob Bewley, 19; Jasper Sipes, 2; Matthew Hart, 2.


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Friday, December 11, 2009

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Lunar Calendar Friday



2:38-4:38 a.m. 3:08-5:05 p.m.

2:37-4:37 a.m. 3:07-5:05 p.m.

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

Monday 3:31-5:31 a.m. 4:01-6:01 p.m.




4:21-6:21 a.m. 4:51-6:51 p.m.

4:20-6:20 a.m. 5:50-6:50 p.m.

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

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

= Full Moon

Youngsters bag bucks


FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Austin Phillips, an 11-year-old from Ekron and son of Tony and Brenda Phillips, killed his first deer on Nov. 21. The eight-point buck weighed 150 pounds. Austin is the grandson of Alice Biddle and the late Billy Biddle of Brandenburg and Morris and Anna Phillips of Ekron. Eleven-year-old Bryce Mattingly, son of Jamie and Tracy Mattingly of Payneville, bagged a fourpoint buck on his Papa Bruce’s farm. Nine-year-old Caden Mattingly, the son of Jamie and Tracy Mattingly of Payneville, bags his first six-point buck on his Papaw Jimmy’s farm. Eleven-year-old Madison Brown of Brandenburg poses with her father, Troy Brown, and her first 13-point, 173-pound buck on Nov. 22. Madison killed the deer with a 30-30 rifle on her family farm in Dead Horse Holler.

Don’t let your big catch become another tall tale. Show it off by submitting your pictures! E-mail

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Engagement Announcements




Tim Cole and Wende Cole of Brandenburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Ryan Cole, to Charles “Bud” Redmon, son of Danny and Teresa Redmon of Garrett. The wedding will be Friday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Brandenburg. A reception will immediately follow at the Fort Knox Leaders Club. All family and friends are invited. Emily is a 2004 graduate of Meade County High School, a 2008 graduate of UK, and is currently attending Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Bud is a 2003 graduate of Meade County High School. He is employed as a field service technician with Equipment Depot of Louisville.

Carl and Brenda Gumm of Guston and Craig Simmons of Brandenburg wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Latisha Faye Simmons, to Christopher James Smith, son of Rich and Debbie Smith of Brandenburg. Latisha is currently attending Elizabethtown Community College and is employed with Nielson in Radcliff, Ky. Chris is currently employed with C.E. Smith and Sons Construction and is in the process of enlisting in the United States Army. A wedding date has not been set at this time.


A ceremony to honor Sgt. Zachary Swelfer’s actions in Afghanistan as well as the valorous actions of 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery was held at Sadowski Field House at Fort Knox on Tuesday. Swelfer, 27 of Merrillville, Ind., currently serves with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and deployed with the unit to Afghanistan earlier this year. While deployed to Zangabad, Afghanistan, his platoon encountered Taliban fighters while on patrol. He saw his Soldiers taking heavy enemy fire, and he charged the enemy with his M-4 rifle, arriving at their side, and seeing them returned safely to the unit. His actions in that close combat engagement earned him the Silver Star medal. The Silver Star is the military’s third highest medal for combat valor; approximately 130,000 soldiers have received the award since its institution in 1918 by an act of Congress. 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery received the Valorous Unit Award for its heroic actions in Afghanistan at Tuesday’s ceremony as well.


Brittani Michele Basham, 25, of Battletown, daughter of Rhonda Sue Knott and Jerome Dale Basham, to Matthew Shacklette Miller, 30, of Battletown, son of Mary Margaret Shacklette and Robert Allen Miller. Danielle Nicole Wills, 23, of Killeen, Texas, daughter of Jodi Lynn Pierce and Donald Mark Wills, to Bill Woodrow Willis, 28, of Radcliff, Ky., son of Yon Suk Chong and Charles Ray Willis. Barbara Sue Arnold, 45, of Owensboro, Ky., daughter of Mary Katherine Baker Arnold and Francis Benjamin Arnold, to Terry Lane Carter, 56, of Brandenburg, son of Mary Lou Harp Carter and Herman Clinton Carter.


Dec. 11: Loretta Heschke, William Bradley Wilkins, Nick Vujaklija, Walter Reesor, Shyann Keith, Kelley Werner and Jerry Chism Dec. 12: Ginny Peak, Amber Branhan, John Coates, Scott Coppage and Riley Clark Dec. 13: Brody Wilkerson, Taylor Albert, Amy Vujak-

Amanda Lynn Lazaros, 19, of Vine Grove, Ky., daughter of Susan Marie Urbanczyk and James Nicholas Lazaros, to Joshua Michael Tygret, 19, of Vine Grove, Ky., son of Ruth Ann Laughlin and John Tygret. Rachel Lynn Popham, 25, of Payneville, daughter of Susan Lynn Dewberry and Mark Edward Popham, to Loren Kenneth Brown, III, 28, of Brandenburg, son of Christy Ann Mattingly and Loren Kenneth Brown, II. Reta Carol Ross, 60, of Vine Grove, Ky., daughter of Violet Marie Burns and Carl Lee Wooten, to Edward Kenneth Anna, 61, of Vine Grove, Ky., son of Edna Ruth Ragland and Theodore Annan.

lija and Nicholas Allen Dec. 14: Zachary Greenwell, Greg Fackler, Judy Jordan and Danica Turner Dec. 15: Michael Trent, Chase Johnston and Steve Goins Dec. 16: Cathy Jo Smith Dec. 17: Davie Lucas, Keith Ditto and Jason Lancaster

Happy 7th Birthday

Brody Best wishes from Mom and Julia and the rest of the family!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Jayden Rosemarie Pile

Adam Pile and Malinda McNutt of Brandenburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jayden Rosemarie Pile. Jayden was born on Nov. 14, 2009, at 5:45 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Gomer and Becky Pile, Mickey and Karen Meade, and David and Cathy McNutt.

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