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Insurance assurance At Greer Insurance, owner Jeff Greer and his friendly crew offer insurance service with a smile Business, A9

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The library hosts a special Story Hour for some local sugarplum fairy princesses. Youth, B8

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OUR TOP 10 PHOTOS AND NEWS STORIES OF 2009 Cpt. Kelvin Acosta hugs his four-yearold daughter, Alondra, as daughters Kendra and Adneris and wife Brenda welcome him home. Cpt. Acosta was one of 230 soldiers with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) that returned to Fort Knox Aug. 10 after a 15-month tour in Iraq.

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Early morning fire consumes Weldon home Chief says an operating smoke detector could have prevented damage Staff Report The News Standard

Weldon resident Andrew Russell is lucky to be alive after an early morning house fire that occurred on Monday. According to Meade County fire district chief Larry Naser, Russell awoke inside his Christian Church Road home at 3:25 a.m. to a room filling with smoke. The fire, which Naser said is believed to have started near a wood burning stove, had spread up the wall and into the attic. Russell was able to escape and call 911. Meade County and Ekron fire departments were dispatched at 3:28 a.m. and the first units arrived on scene 10

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Destiny Allen, 8, Nathan Howard, 9, and Randen Allen, 9, enjoy a late summer sunset as they fish the Ohio River in Brandenburg on Sept. 1.

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Dozens of county residents left in the dark after Jan. 28’s monumental ice storm flocked to Midway Petroleum the next morning, desperate for gasoline and diesel fuel to run generators. Meade County RECC estimated 21,000 customers initially lost power during the storm. Midway Petroleum was one of the few places available for customers to purchase fuel.

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was first publicly announced by the MAC committee in March. This 16-member committee has proposed the construction of a health facility that would include an NEWS aquatics center. In April, the committee conducted 550 phone surveys with local residents, and stated that more than 70 percent said they would utilize the facility. The project continues to roll forward.

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Car chase begins in Meade, ends fatally in Hardin

LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIPS were delivered a

major blow this year, when both Chrysler and General Motors fell victim to the recession. On May 14, Ray’s Ford-MercuryChrysler-Dodge-Jeep owner Ray Cottrell was informed that NEWS Chrysler would be pulling all its vehicles from the lot. On June 5, General Motors filed for bankruptcy. Tony Brown Chevrolet owner Tony Brown and Cottrell both said their businesses are resilient and will survive the crumbling state of the auto industry.

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at the Meade County Public Library’s booth during fair week in July. The modern building — which may include a café, patio, doublesided fireplace and walking trail — is estimated to cost between $3-5 million and will be built on a five-acre parcel on Old Ekron Road which MCPL purchased for $195,000 last December.

Vine Grove Police and Kentucky State Police troopers became involved in a car chase on Christmas Day that led to one man’s death. According to a report from KSP, a couple left the Rainbow Tavern, located on Hwy. 144 in Meade County, at 10:56 p.m. without paying their bill. A Vine Grove police officer located the couple and after some dialogue a vehicle chase ensued. Thomas Everett, 39, from Elizabethton, Tenn., was the driver of the fleeing vehicle and he eventually wrecked it and fled on foot. While the officer pursued, Everett returned to the officer’s cruiser, got inside and ran over the officer. Radcliff police located the stolen cruiser and attempted to deploy stop

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Fire district purchases land behind station By Lindsey Corley lindsey@thenewsstandard.com

During the regular meeting of the Meade County Fire Protection District Monday, Dec. 21, chairman Martin Bosemer requested the board authorize a land purchase, for a $30,000 tax credit, donated by Bill Basham. The land is approximately one acre behind the newly built fire station in Brandenburg. “This will help us with future growth and we look forward to putting a training facility back there,” Bosemer said. In total, the actual cost of the land would be about $600, for an engineer to survey the land. The motion to authorize the land purchase was made by trustee John Abadie and seconded by trustee Dee Decker. In other fire district news, Bosemer and trustees heard some concerns over

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still a hot topic for several months at the beginning of the year, as protestors formed organized rallies to protest the park’s closure.

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LIKE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, unemployment rates rose

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has been at the center of controversy all year long, with county residents speaking for it and against it at numerous public hearings.

steadily throughout the year, taking a serious and somber toll on the local workforce.

utilized by Meade County Quarry has been debated for more than a year by county resiNEWS dents. During a Sept. 9 meeting, fiscal court made the final call, giving the rezoning the green light.

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No 4: Five LifeNet helicopters land on Hwy. 448 on June 9, to assist the five firefighters injured when their engine overturned. All five firefighters were treated at a Louisville hospital, though none sustained life-threatening juries. No. 5: Pilot Ron Wolf prepares to spray a corn field near Buttermilk Falls with his crop dusting helicopter in July.

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No 6: Border collies Bill, George and Jill keep a flock of sheep in check at David Greenwell’s Payneville farm. Greenwell has raised border collies since 1998, and his well-trained dogs compete in national herding competitions.

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PHOTO No. 7: Mark Wolfe, a bridge inspector with the Indiana Department of Transportation, hops onboard with Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Schreck as they investigate the Welsh bridge after it was bumped by a barge on Feb. 22. No. 8: A group of Meade County firefighters enter a flaming bedroom during a live burn training exercise held July 25. The Meade County fire district was granted the right to burn down a house that was preparing to be demolished at the intersection of By-Pass and Old State Road.

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No 9: NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and dragster Tony Schumacher get down to basics at Fort Knox. The celebrity drivers visited Fort Knox on March 19.

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No. 10: A woman smiles as she holds a sleeping infant. The pair were some of the many local residents who participated in the Meade County Fair parade on July 19. The parade kicked off the 2009 fair, held July 19-26.

became a reality this school year when local students began absenting school because NEWS of H1N1 flu symptoms and residents began waiting in line for hours to receive the limited amount of vaccines provided to the local health department.

unfolded on June 9 when a fire engine responding to a car accident overturned on NEWS Hwy. 448. The five firefighters that were trapped inside were extricated by their fellow first responders. All were flown via helicopter to a Louisville hospital where they were treated for injuries, though none were life-threatening. County and the rest of the Commonwealth on Jan. 28 left more than 21,000 county residents NEWS without electricity, and more than 600,000 others across the state. Roadways were practically impassable and impromptu emergency shelters popped up across the area, harboring the hundreds of residents seeking food, water and warmth.


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Remembering a hero in Armor history Maj. Gen James Milano From Fort Knox

It is with a heavy heart that I note the passing of a legend in Armor history — Col. James “Jimmy” H. Leach, who died at the age of 87 on Dec. 17, 2009. Col. Leach was one of the storied men from the “greatest generation” of Americans. As a career Armored Warrior, he enlisted with the Texas National Guard and began his service in the 36th Tank Company. I’m proud to say that early in his career he attended and graduated from the Armored Force Officers Candidate School at Fort Knox in 1942 and gunnery school in 1943. Col. Leach served in the 4th Armored Division as it fought its way through World War II in 1944 to 1945. During the War, he was part of the 4th Armored Division as a commander of B Co., 37th Tank Battalion, serving under another of our most distinguished armor officers: Lt. Col. Creighton Abrams. In his legendary career, Col. Leach commanded the 3rd Squadron, 12th Cavalry, and both the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the 1st Armored Division. His Vietnam service included time as Senior Advisor (Team 70) of the Vietnamese 5th Infantry Division and as the commander and 40th Colonel of the Blackhorse — the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. After serving for two years as the Chief of Armor Branch and as Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Support Center, Col. Leach retired from active military service in 1972. However, his service to Armor and Armored

Cavalry did not end with his active duty career. Always a strong supporter of the U.S. Armor Association, he served for many years as the chairman of the Association’s Executive Council Nomination Committee. Appointed Honorary Colonel of the 37th Armored Regiment in December 1983, Col. Leach was a leader in the promotion of the regimental system and a valuable proponent of Armor and Armored Cavalry all over the world. Col. Leach also served in a key position as Congressional Liaison on the Armored Forces Monument Committee. He was the first recipient of the Order of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association. His decorations include a Distinguished Service Cross, for Actions in France and Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge; the Croix de Guerre, Luxembourg; the Virtuti Militarie, Poland; two Silver Star Medals awarded during Vietnam; the Legion of Merit; two Bronze Star Medals with “V” device and five Purple Heart Medals for wounds received during the Second World War. Fort Knox was proud to have Col. Leach as one of its first Honorary Professors at the Armor School. He instructed hundreds of students for many years on the evolution of Armor tactics, doctrine and technology from WWII through Vietnam. The Fort Knox community as well as the Armor Center and School send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Marion and their entire family. “Forge the Thunderbolt.” Major General James M. Milano is the Commanding General of the Armor Center and School and Fort Knox.

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‘Comparison’ shopping for insurance is a trick Jim Waters Bluegrass Beacon A favorite argument among supporters of Washington’s ruination of history’s best health care system is: Requiring health insurance is no different than requiring drivers to purchase automobile insurance. President Barack Obama said: “Unless everybody does their part, many of the insurance reforms we seek, especially requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, just can’t be achieved. That’s why under my plan, individuals will be required to carry basic health insurance — just as most states require you to carry auto insurance.” Those who support the “government first” solution when solving challenges best left to the private sector pump their fist with an “attaboy.” They think the president makes an airtight argument for assaulting an individual’s right to forego health insurance. But at best, it’s an applesto-oranges comparison. Remember: Only those who drive automobiles

must — under threat of penalty — purchase insurance. Those who choose not to own vehicles remain exempt from sanction. No such exemption exists in the health care farce foisted upon us by the feds. As the Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon wryly notes: “You can avoid the auto insurance mandate by divesting yourself of a car. The only way to avoid a health-insurance mandate is by divesting yourself of a body.” Remember: States require drivers to carry auto insurance primarily to protect other drivers. In several states, including Kentucky, many drivers with older vehicles don’t carry collision coverage because they don’t consider their “beater” worth the expense. “Health insurance, on the other hand, is essentially collision coverage,” writes Steven J. DuBord in the The New American. “With cars, it is the old, rusty vehicles that don’t need collision insurance, but with people, it is the young and healthy who don’t necessarily need coverage. Obama would twist things so that those who don’t need the insurance are the ones who pay the burden of insuring ev-

eryone else.” Remember: Auto insurers can refuse coverage to certain drivers. But health insurers cannot under Washington’s plan. Automotive insurers can deny coverage based on a driver’s pre-existing record. Someone who gets multiple speeding tickets, DUIs or too many accidents may be forced to hoof it. If that person finds an insurer willing to risk giving them coverage, he pays more. But eat all the fast-food you can, engage in all the risky health behavior you want, forget exercising or taking care of yourself — you can always get health insurance at the same rate as gym rats and marathon runners. Hold on, Mr. President. I thought this was about all people doing “their part.” Yet, your plan allows those living recklessly the same perks as those who care for their health. Remember: Voters can demand change in auto insurance laws within states or move to another state with less-burdensome regulations. However, as DuBord writes: “Federal law allows for no escape other than leaving the country.” But couldn’t state lawmakers protect their constituents from this federal

2010 2010LEGISLATIVE LEGISLATIVESURVEY SURVEY As the current session of the General Assembly gets into full swing, your opinion is very important to me. I hope that you will take the time to complete this survey and return it to the address below. I invite you to copy this survey to share with family and friends.

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The state’s budget shortfall is currently $1 billion. Would you support budget cuts to fill the shortfall? Yes _______ No ______

Education, health care and human services combined make up nearly 80 percent of the state budget. Would you support cuts in those areas in order to balance the budget? Yes _______ No ______ 3. The Attorney General has issued an opinion stating that video lottery terminals can be added to race tracks by legislative action alone. Would you be in favor of VLT’s if they raised $510 million in license fees and 28 percent of their net profits went to education and other needed programs? Yes _____ No _______ 4.

Do you favor a law that would prohibit the use of personal communication devices (i.e. cell phones, text messaging) while driving? Yes _______ No ________

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Are you in favor of allowing non-violent offenders to be released from prisons if their whereabouts are constantly monitored by a GPS tracking device? Yes _____ No ______

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Have you recently been acquainted with someone who has relocated to our community due to BRAC? Yes ______ No ______

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The nation is under increasing pressure to consider alternative energy sources. Would you be willing to have a nuclear power plant in Kentucky considered as an alternative even if it increased your energy bill? Yes _______ No _______

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Do you feel Fort Knox’s BRAC growth has already economically benefited our community? Yes _____ No ______

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Do you know of any family affected by Autism? Yes _______ No _______

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fantasy? Legislators in Frankfort could propose a constitutional amendment protecting Kentuckians from Washington’s unwelcome mandates that impose penalties for no insurance. Freedom-loving Arizonans tried with Proposition 101 during the November 2008 election. The measure lost by less than 9,000 votes out of 2.1 million cast. Supporters will try again next year. At least 24 states are considering doing the same. If enough states take action, frightened state lawmakers will lose their “insurance” for not acting — an excuse usually cloaked in claims about the possibility of losing federal highway money or other Washington dole dollars. Those Beltway Bandit ploys will lose their punch. Such success at the state level would mean everyone indeed did “their part” to advance Kentucky’s freedom and defend its liberties.

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District Court 12/16/2009

Dominic Pisano, 28, burglary, 3rd degree; criminal mischief, 1st degree- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/23/09. Joseph Fr. Jecker, 56, assault 4ht degree, minor injury- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/13/10. Bradley J. Critchelow, 23, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; possession of marijuana; controlled substance prescription not in original container, 1st offense; possess controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense (drug unspecified)- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. Brian Wallace Murphy, 34, careless driving; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 3rd offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/13/10. Angela Jeannette Fowler, 41, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/3/10. Timothy C. Wemes, 37, flagrant non support- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/23/09. Ashley P. Mitchell, 19, possession f marijuana- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/20/10. Martha McCoy Goodwin, 62, 3 counts of theft by deception, including cold checks under $500continued first appearance, failure to appear. Tanya Andria Smith, 33, local city ordinance- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/6/10. Larry B. Hardesty, 21, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree- pretrial conference 12/30/09. Chad D. Ward, 19, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense; possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle; person 1820, possess/purchase/attempt to purchase/have another purchase alcohol- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/20/10. Destinie N. Jupin, 19, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle; person 1820 possess/purchase/attempt to purchase/have another purchase alcohol- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/20/10. Gregory James Dodge, 49, theft by deception, including cold checks- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation. William Henry Alexander, 38, theft by deception, include cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/27/10. Brett D. Witt, 38, speeding 16mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operators license- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/20/10. David Lee Nash, 55, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to use child restraint device in vehicle- continued first appearance, failure to appear. Kimberly Polly, 26, speeding 10mph over limit- state traffic school; no/expired registration plates- dismiss; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismiss; failure of owner to maintain reuqir4ed insurance/security, 1st offense- amend to no proof in possession, $25 fine. Torland Dshawn Edwards, 33, failure to produce insurance card- continued first appearance, failure to appear, 2nd time.

Heather N. Davis, 19, license to be in possession- failure to appear, sends court notice for 12/30/09. Joshua Blanton, 22, reckless driving- pled guilty, assigned state traffic school. Steven C. Cabisca, 36, operating vehicle with expired operators license; no/expired registration plates- continued first appearance- failure to appear. Joseph N. Pipes, 34, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to or improper signal- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. Marvin E. George, 51, license to be in possession- pled guilty, $25 fine. Kevin Vaughn, 37, speeding 20mph over/greater- pled guilty $40 fine; reckless driving- $25 fine; license to be in possessiondismissed. Chrystal Nicole Cowles, 25, disregarding stop sign; failure to or improper signal; no license to be in possession- pled guilty $25 fine each; failure to produce insurance card- dismiss with proof. James Lee Henderson, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- amend to no license in possession, pled guilty, $50 fine; failure to wear seat beltspled guilty, $25 fine. Vanessa Rene Fletcher, 28, assault 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injury- defer 12 months, $500 fine. Beau Sutton, 27, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree- deferral 12 months, $500 fine, no contact or communication with James and Barbara Nevins. Byron Christophe Lewis, 27, non support- to enter plea, send court notice 12/30/09. Jennifer Rose French, 27, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; no/expired registration plates; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 12/23/09. Samuel Morton Barr, 28, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. aggravator, 2nd offense; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 1/13/10. Chad M. Hall, 24, cultivation of marijuana less than 5 plants, 1st offense; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 1/13/10. Elizabeth Ann Cox, 27, theft by unlawful taking/display shoplifting- pled guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years, stay out of Kroger, and county traffic school for 8 hours. Destayne Jurae Moffitt, 25, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- pretrial conference 2/30/09. William Henry Alexander, 38, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; operating vehicle with expired operators license- pretrial conference 1/27/10. Joshua Dale Clark, 29, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; improper registration platepretrial conference 1/27/10. Kirsten L. Cater, 19; speeding 20mph over limit; order defer for one year. Arnold Wayne Stewart Jr. 35, operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- pretrial conference 1/13/10. Melisa Ann Hurt, 36, operating motor vehicle under/influence of

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alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pretrial conference 1/20/10. Christi Marie Calhoon, 37, 5 counts of theft by deception, include cold checks under $500pretrial conference 1/6/10. Anthony J. Cantrell Jr., 24, flagrant non-support- pretrial conference 1/6/10. Anthony J. Cantrell Jr., 24, speeding 25mph over limit; operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 2nd offense- pretrial conference 1/6/10. Joshua Lee Ponds, 32, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Christopher Lee Bell, 29, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Anglea Kay Martin, 30, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Bradford T. Siewert, 22, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, remand. Jeremiah J. Roberts, 24, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, remand. Gary Eug Gould, 46, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/13/10, confirm in patient treatment. Michael A. Butt, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/30/09. Charles Wil Ditto, 61, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/23/09. Douglas P. Dages, 20, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Sabrina D. Cheatham, 37, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/13/10, to have checks paid. Chasity L. Hup, 27, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, remand. Curt O. Keith, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, revoke, 10 days jail. Sherry Lea Henry, 29, 4 counts of probation violations for misdemeanor offenses- probation revocation hearing 1/13/10. Elizabeth D. Cuevas vs. Christopher George Shelton, domestic violence, DVO entered, in effect till 6/16/10. Christopher George Shelton, 35, assault 4th degree, child abuse; unlawful imprisonment, 2nd degree- final pretrial conference 3/3/10, jury trial 3/12/10. Angela Dawn Hornback vs. Scott Anthon Hornback, domestic violence, EPO entered, continued 2 weeks till 12/30/09. Scott Anthony Hornback, 30, assault 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- pretrial conference 12/30/09. Laura Nichole Bruce vs. Bradley Wayne Rogers, domestic violence- forthwith dismissed. Sara Denise Masicola vs. Thomas Michael Masticola Jr., domestic violence- EPO entered, 12/30/09. Debrah Ann Garcia vs. Alexander John Garcia, domestic violence- order amended to “ no unlawful contact.” Rebecca Lynn Way, 28, criminal mischief, 1st degree- preliminary hearing 2/3/10. James Phillip Greer, 29, pos-

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session controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine)- preliminary hearing 12/23/09. Michael Paul Hudson, 32, flagrant non-support- preliminary hearing 2/10/10. Charles Branson Self, 21, speeding 25mph over limit; fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (motor vehicle); criminal mischief, 3rd degree; wanton endangerment, 1st degree, police officer- 12 months probated after 60 days jail, 2 years probation. Aaron Rich, 19, knowingly exploit adult by person over $300defer 12 months, restitution $895 to Mary Mager, no contact or communication with Delbert Mattingly/James Forbes/Jason W. Prains. William Chad Brown, 20, traf controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified; 1st degree possession of controlled substance/drug unspecified, 1st offense- preliminary hearing 1/27/10. Andrew T. Poole, 20, theft by unlawful taking/display all others- preliminary hearing 1/13/10. Jason Carl Bartley, 29, criminal abuse, 1st degree, child 12 or under- amend to assault 4th degree, pled guilty 12months probated after 45 days jail, 2 years probation. Richard Eug Swink, 7 counts of theft by deception, include cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/20/10. John Stanford Lucas, rear license not illuminated; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense- final pretrial conference 2/10/10, jury trial 2/26/10. Travis Liner, 26, possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 1/13/10. John L. Gehm 24, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 1st offense- $300 fine, KAPS/ADE, pled guilty, 30 days probated after 4 days jail, 2 years probation.

District Court 12/23/2009 Kevin L. Dodson, 48, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense; no/expired registration platespled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/20/10. Angela Jeannette Fowler, 41, operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/13/10. Christopher Lee Boggs, flagrant non-support- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/30/09. Reginald Thomas Brock, 39, flagrant non-support- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing, 1/13/10. Alex M. Bommarrito, 22, cultivation of marijuana, 5 plants, 2nd/greater offense; possession of marijuana; possess controlled substance, 1st offense; controlled substance prescription not in original container- pled not guilty preliminary hearing 12/30/09. Jenny Lee Hall, 35, manufacturing methamphetamine, 2nd/ greater offense- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 1/6/10. Martha McCoy Goodwin, 62, 3 counts of theft by deception, including cold checks under $500pled not guilty, pretrial conference 1/6/10. Michael Scott Brothers, 28, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; possession license when privileges are revoked/suspended- pled not guilty,

pretrial conference 1/20/10. James B. Brizius, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense- pled guilty $50 fine; possessing license when privileges are revoked/suspendedpled guilty 30 days probated after 8 days jail, 2 years probation. Robert H. Mercer, 29, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offensepled guilty, 60 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation. Maureen E. Mazurek, 20, speeding 12mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operators license- pretrial conference 1/20/10. Scott Michael Fackler, 39, reckless driving; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, aggravator, 1st offensepretrial conference 3/10/10, jury trial 3/19/10. Luis Dutchover, 39, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- pretrial conference 4/7/10, jury trial 4/9/10. Michael William Donahue, 31, operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference, to enter plea 1/27/10. Anna M. Guojardo, 20, theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/13/10. Jennifer Rose French, 27, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- pled guilty, 90 days probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation; possession of marijuana- pled guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS. Nicole M. Cruise, 22, speeding 14mph over limit; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 3/3/10. Michael A. Clement, 52, assault, 4ht degree domestic violence, minor injury- order defer 12 months. Christopher James Stepanian, 45, 2 counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500- pretrial conference, failure to appear, send court notice 1/13/10. Kelly F. Addesa, 45, careless driving; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs,

etc. 1st offense- pretrial conference 1/13/10. Matthew Wayne Laughead, 25, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance- defer 12 months. Gerald L. Buhrle, 49, driving; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; operating on suspended/ revoked operators license; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle- pretrial conference, to enter plea by phone. Anthony C. Simcoe, 22, inadequate silencer (muffler); driving; operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- pretrial conference 1/20/10. Thomas Leo Orr Jr., probation violation (for misdemeanor offense)- probation revocation hearing 1/6/10. Joseph Patrick Lockwood, probation violation (for misdemeanor offense)- probation revocation hearing, send court notice 1/6/10. Dustin E. Thompson, 22, probation violation (for misdemeanor offense)- probation revocation hearing 12/30/09. Shanoa Dawn Howard vs. Ronald Michael Raley, domestic violence- DVO amended to: can have contact to exchange or talk about exchange of child only. Shannon Richardson vs. Kenton Todd Richardson, domestic violence- DVO entered, in effect until 12/23/10. Jennifer Holland vs. Gradie Joseph Burden, domestic violenceDVO dismissed. Delbert L. Mattingly II, 6 counts of knowingly exploit adult by person over $300- preliminary hearing, failure to appear. James Phillip Greer, 29, possess controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, (methamphetamine)waive to Grand Jury 1/11/10. Timothy C. Wemes, 37, flagrant non-support- waive to Grand Jury 1/11/10. Dominic Pisano, 28, burglary 3rd degree; criminal mischief 1st degree- preliminary hearing 1/27/10. Sandra Marie Coyle, 48, possession of marijuana- suppression hearing 1/13/10. Robert All Eden, 43, possession of marijuana- suppression hearing 1/13/10.

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Community Briefings Christmas by the River wraps up this weekend The lights will soon dim at Riverfront Park where Brandenburg’s annual Christmas by the River light displays have been festively glowing since Nov. 28. The light displays are erected by city workers and are sponsored by local businesses, groups and individuals. They are turned on nightly from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, and those who drive through the dazzling displays are encouraged to leave donations. Final numbers for the amount of visitors that passed by the light display aren’t available yet, though several thousand vehicles typically drive through the Christmas by the River displays each year. Meade County schools resume after winter break School for Meade County students will be back in session on Jan. 4. Students were dismissed for the holidays from Dec. 21 through the new year. $128.6 million lottery ticket still unclaimed Kentucky Lottery officials learned on Monday that a single winning Powerball ticket worth $128.6 million was sold in Georgetown — the largest jack pot in Kentucky lottery history. The ticket was sold at the ProTravel Marathon though as of Tuesday, it was still unclaimed. The largest jackpot won prior to this drawing in Kentucky was $89.3 million awarded in January 1996. The last Powerball winner in the Bluegrass State was on Dec. 12, 2007, when a Bullitt County man claimed a $33.6 million jackpot. This win marks the 17th time a Kentucky Lottery player has won Powerball’s top prize. The cash option for the winning ticket is $63.4 million, and the odds of winning the grand prize are one in 195,249,054. Players should check their tickets immediately, sign the back of it if they have the winner, and contact the KLC’s customer service department at 502560-1500. The winning numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing were 32, 36, 37, 41, 53, with the Powerball 30. Hardin County teen charged with possession and distribution of child pornography Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit announced on Tuesday the indictment of Dustin Edmonds, 18, of Elizabethtown, Ky., on charges related to the possession and distribution of child pornography. Edmonds was arrested by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on Dec. 23, 2009. A Hardin County grand jury indicted Edmonds on Dec. 18 on three counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. All are class D felonies. Edmonds will be arraigned in Hardin Circuit Court on Jan. 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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The lab was located in an apartment on Branch Street by units from the Meade County Sheriff’s Department. Muldraugh police assisted with the investigation and the Kentucky State Police were in charge of cleaningup the hazardous materials involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The names of the three subjects charged have not yet been released due to the on-going investigation.

MULDRAUGH — Three people have been charged in connection with a narcotics investigation. According to Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick, information developed in a narcotics investigation led to the location of a methamphetamine lab in Muldraugh on Monday, Dec. 21.

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beginning in January. Naser said the student is currently a member of a Meade County fire department and he thinks it would be a great idea. Naser also reported to the board that the fire district is working with the Meade County Sheriff’s Department to provide a place for officers’ in-service training. The Meade County Fire Protection District also heard: •Naser report he submitted a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) fire act grant for a recruitment and retention program, to the tune of $280,000 over the next four years. •A request to recommend the following to come off probation: Laura Saylor, Matt Keeling, Dale Pack, Autumn Sparks and Kimberly Heath; and recommendation for Jason Jones, a six-month probation as special firefighter. •An announcement of Captain Dan Day to retire as a captain with the district, effective Jan. 3, 2010. He will continue to serve as an engineer; and Curtis Kelley has been appointed as station captain at Station No. 2. •Six new certified medical responders in the district: Missy Thompson, Matt Hulsey, Erika Czymbor, Amanda Hobday, Emery DeTray and Tami Anderson; and one new EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), Charlie Naser. The next MCFPD meeting will be Jan. 18, 2010, at 7 p.m., at Station No. 1.

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a proposed revision to the by-laws regarding firefighter reimbursement. The revision would limit the amount of money reimbursed to junior firefighters to only 50 percent of regular firefighters and officers receive per training hour and incident. Currently they receive equal reimbursement, so the proposal would cut in half what junior firefighters would be reimbursed. “We do the same work and have the same qualifications as regular firefighters,” said one junior firefighter who attended the meeting. “The only thing we don’t do that regular firefighters do is IDLH runs and the majority of our runs are not IDLH runs.” IDLH runs are categorized as having atmospheres that are “immediately dangerous to life and health.” Bosemer said junior firefighters receive training and drive to the scene to respond, like any other firefighter, and he requested tabling the issue another month to look at the percentages, since the changes won’t take affect until next November. The trustees agreed and the issue was tabled. Fire chief Larry Naser gave his chief’s report and discussed potentially hiring a vocational student as an intern with the fire district

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Mary Frances Basham

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Miss Mary Frances Basham, 66, of Guston, passed away at Hardin Memorial Hospital on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2009, after a short illness. Frances was a sincere Christian woman and a member of Ekron Baptist Church. Miss Basham was preceded in death by her parents, Asia Gus and Anna Mae Basham. She is survived by a sister, Edna Cundiff of Brandenburg; two brothers, Kenneth Basham of Guston and Robert Basham of Washington; nieces, Ruthie Whelan and Jean Embrey; nephews, Terry Cundiff and Larry Basham; a special friend Donna Pollock; her little pal, Wally; and a host of friends and family. The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 28, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Bridge officiating. Burial was held in the Ekron Baptist Church Cemetery. Online condolences at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

Mr. Billy Franklin Koonce, 74, of Irvington, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister. Mr. Koonce is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Koonce of Irvington, Ky.; 11 children; a brother; and two sisters. Cremation was chosen by the family with no service. Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

Curtis D. Stith Curtis D. Stith, 47, of Guston, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009. He was born May 30, 1962, to the late Earl L. and Gladys Stith. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Kathleen Stith, and a stepfather, Everett Greer. He is survived by his three sisters, Brenda (Dave) Spence of Louisville, Sandi (Chuck) Crutcher of Rineyville, Ky., and Nadine (Joe) Gillooly of LaGrange, Ky.; and two stepbrothers, Jerry and Kevin Greer, both of Prattville, Ala. The funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington, Ky.

Jetta Shaffer Earle

Jetta Shaffer Earle, 81, of Radcliff, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was a member of North Hardin Christian Church in Radcliff, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Shaffer and Finas Earle. She is survived by a son, Gary Shaffer of Lexington; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Robert Legere of Williamsburg, Va.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a stepson, George Earle of Louisville; a stepdaughter, Jane Johnson of Goldsboro, N.C.; six step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson. The funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 31, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Bro. Ron Hockman officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Online condolences at www.nebfh.com.

Dorothy Elizabeth Jones

Dorothy Elizabeth Jones, 90, of Brandenburg, passed away at her residence on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009. She was born April 7, 1919, in California to the late Eugene and Gerda Elizabeth Bartholmonaus Oliver. Dorothy was a nurses’ aid and assisted Dr. Naser and Dr. Cole with their practice for many years. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Everett L. Maysey and Eugene C. Jones, her son James Richard Maysey and brother James W. Oliver. She is survived by a son, Everett L. Maysey of Duncan, Okla.; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Maysey Basham of Georgetown, Ky., Everett L. “Louis” Maysey III of New Cumberland, W.Va., Larry (Sheila) Maysey of Brandenburg, Jeffrey (Alisa) Maysey and Jimmy Maysey, both of Cloverport, Ky.; great-grandchildren, Madeline Maysey, Eric W. Basham, Everett L. Maysey IV, Jessica Maysey, Russell Maysey, Jennifer Maysey, Krista Maysey, Chris Maysey, Nathan Maysey and Abby Maysey. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery following the service. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home handled arrangements. Online condolences at www.bjsfunerals.com.

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Mattie E. Leonard Mattie E. Leonard, 90, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff, Ky. She was a member of St. Brigid Church Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Leonard; a sister, Hettie Gray; a brother, Richard E. Prather; and her parents, Harvey and Eva Prather. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Maetta and Bill Hunter of Taylorsville, Ky., and Martha and Russell Fontenot of Austin, Texas; two sons and daughters-inlaw, R. Michael and Pat Leonard of Vine Grove, Ky., and James W. and Mary Leonard of Radcliff, Ky.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Susie and Claude Mayes and Margie and George Mayes, all of Louisville; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 11 a.m., at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky., with the Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in the St. Brigid Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater KY/S. IN, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205. Online condolences at www.nebfh.com.

Kenneth Charles Monnette Kenneth Charles Monnette, 67, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at his home in Radcliff, Ky. He was a member of the VFW Post 10281 in Vine Grove, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Hung Ye Monnette of Radcliff, Ky.; two daughters, Martha Monnette of Radcliff, Ky., Leah Monnette and her companion Norman Talent of Los Angeles; a son, Kenneth E. Monnette and his companion Kelly Martin of Radcliff, Ky.; two grandsons, Nathaniel Monnette and Paden Monnette; and a brother and his wife, Richard and Betty Monnette. The funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 31, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Pastor Hyuk Ju Lee officiating. Burial will be Jan. 4, 2010, in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. Online condolences at www.nebfh.com.

Etta Jones Macy Etta Jones Macy, 85, of Radcliff, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Macy; a son, Richard W. Macy; a brother, Bernard Jones; and her sister, Dorothy Brown. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Diamond of Melbourne, Fla.; two sisters, Alma Mahanna and Jean Anderson, both of Radcliff, Ky.; three grandchildren, Brian E. Macy, Shannon Stewart and Carrie Macy; three greatgrandchildren, Leah Macy, Loren Macy and Noah Stewart. The funeral mass was held Monday, Dec. 28, at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff, Ky., with the Rev. Dennis Cousins officiating. Burial was held in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Christopher Catholic Church, 1225 South Wilson Rd., Radcliff, KY 40160. Online condolences at www.nebfh.com.

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Friday, Jan. 1 •Happy New Year!

Saturday, Jan. 2 •VFW DANCE – 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184

Sunday, Jan. 3 •BINGO – 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. Sponsored by the Payneville Volunteer Fire Department. License #1195. 270-496-4349

Monday, Jan. 4 •MEADE COUNTY ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING – 6 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library Annex. The program will be presented by Gerald Fischer, Shirley Brown, Steve Straney and Andy Woolfolk, on “Little Known Civil War Guerilla Raiders of the Kentucky Heartland.” Contact Beverly Furnival 270-828-5169 or Lisa Hardin 270-422-2094 for more information. •STORY HOUR – 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. For ages 2-5. 270-422-2094 •M.A.R.C. BINGO – 6-11 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 245 Main Street in Brandenburg. New games and prizes. Proceeds benefit MARC programs for the mentally challenged. Charitable gaming license #000241.

Tuesday, Jan. 5 •DIABETES COALITION – 2 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. This is the Meade and Breckinridge Diabetes Coalition. Open to anyone interested in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes. 800-280-1601 ext. 1035 •EKRON CITY COUNCIL MEETING – 6:30 p.m.

First Tuesday of every month. 270-828-3355 •BOOK CLUB – 6:30 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library. “The Tortilla Curtain”, written by T.C. Boyle. 270-422-2094 •STORY HOUR – 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. For ages 2-5. 270-422-2094 •QUILTING CLUB – 1 p.m. at the Meade County Public Library Annex. This group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. 270-422-2094 •FREE BLOOD PRESSURE AND BONE DENSITY SCREENING – 1-3 p.m. in the Harrison County Hospital Main Lobby, 1141 Hospital Drive NW, Corydon, Ind. 812-738-8708

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•VFW BINGO – 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184 •CPR RENEWAL CLASS – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the EMS Training Center, 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. This class is for healthcare providers. 812-738-7871 0

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Upcoming Events

•2nd Annual Chelsea Stinnett Memorial Community Volleyball Tournament, Feb. 6, 2010. Contact Regina Roberts at regina.roberts@ meade.kyschools.us •MAC Gala, Feb. 9, 2010. Kenny Perry is the featured speaker. www.meadeactivitycenter.com •Meade County Extension Home & Garden Expo, Farm Bureau Building, March 27, 2010.

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Evelyn Hester Smith Evelyn Hester Smith, 94, of Irvington, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009. She was born Jan. 11, 1915, to the late James and Lula Mae Avitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline Smith; a sister, Edna Parr; and a brother, Naris Avitt. She is survived by her son, Billy Ray (Carolyn/Deloris) Smith of Irvington, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jeffery and Kevin Smith and Diane S. Roach; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral was held Thursday, Dec. 31, at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Lodiburg, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Walnut Grove Cemetery Fund and the Clifton Mills Church Fund.

485 Bypass Rd, Brandenburg • 270-422-2020 Gospel Fellowship 1794 Rhodelia Rd, Payneville • 270-496-4311 Grace Baptist Church 7691 Hwy 60, Ekron • 270-828-2333 Grace Freewill Baptist Church 13490 Rineyville Rd. Flaherty • 270-828-3120 Guston Baptist Church Guston, Ky • 270-547-5505 Guston Missionary Baptist Church 14110 Hwy 60, Guston • 270-547-7703 Helping Hands Ministry 2615 Brandenburg Rd • 270-422-1819 Higher Encounters Ministries 5280 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg • 270-828-5443 Hill Grove Baptist Church 55 Ammons Lane, Guston • 270-422-1837 Hill Grove Church of Christ Rt. 1, Guston • 270-828-2110 Hill Grove Church of God of Prophecy 4005 Shumate Rd, Ekron • 270-828-8770 Calvary Baptist Church 135 Olin Rd., Brandenburg 812-732-8209 Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 319 Oaklawn Rd, Brandenburg • 270-422-3721 Macedonia Christian Church Battletown, Ky • 270-282-7288 Meade County Baptist Temple 636 Broadway, Brandenburg 270-422-4066 Meade County General Baptist Church 2240 New Highland Church Rd, Brandenburg • 270-422-2739

Muldraugh Baptist Church P.O. Box 397, Muldraugh • 502-942-3886 Muldraugh Church of Jesus Christ of United Baptist 910 Rock Haven Rd, Brandenburg • 270-828-3140 New Beginnings Church 1638 Old Mill Rd., Brandenburg • 270-351-7313 & 270-735-2986 New Brandenburg Southern Baptist Church 115 Baptist Church Lane, Brandenburg • 270-422-3389 New Highland Baptist Church 1665 Payneville Rd, Brandenburg • 270-422-3033 Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church 100 Newton Rd, Guston • 270-547-7283 Pentacostal Church of God 829 Old State Rd, Brandenburg • 270-422-2478 Rock Haven Baptist 4444 Old Mill Rd, Brandenburg • 270-828-2555 Salem Baptist Church 5286 Old State Rd, Brandenburg • 270-422-1399 St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 491 E. Broadway, Brandenburg • 270-422-2196 Tabernacle of Worship 1990 Highway 79, Brandenburg • 270-422-7188 Weldon Christian Church 1595 Christian Church, Brandenburg • 502-635-7515 Zion Grove Baptist Church 209 West First Street, Ekron • 270-828-3939 Call The News Standard to list your church in the Church Listings. 20-422-4542 or submit to, news@thenewsstandard.com

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On behalf of the “FOUSHEE” and “MATTINGLY” families, we would like to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” for the outpouring of generosity and support this community, our friends and our family has shown during this difficult time. Your actions and words are not only comfort, but a source of strength for us all. Thank you for helping us honor the memory of Carissa, Rance and Adie. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal” Author Unknown


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God’s mercy shone on Mary, mother of Jesus Dan Newton Divine Guidance

Matthew 1:16 says, “Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah“ (NASB). When God chose Mary to be the mother of His son, He showered much grace upon her. Although a descendant of King David’s family, she was a humble, obscure young woman, just as much

a sinner as all other human beings ever born. She was likely a superior person morally and spiritually than her contemporaries, but she was not sinless. Mary demonstrated her faithfulness and obedience to God by her humble and submissive response to the angel Gabriel’s announcement (Luke 1:38). Mary herself, in her song of praise called the Magnificent, acknowledged her need of a Savior: “My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave” (Luke

1:46-48). These words refute any ideas of her being co-redemptrix and co-mediator with Jesus. Such beliefs are not scriptural and were never contained in early church doctrine. Some religions embraced such false concepts several centuries later by accommodating pagan myths from the Babylonian mystery religions. According to Scripture, Mary never did dispense grace but only received it from the Lord. “Favored one“ (Luke 1:28) literally means “one endued with grace.”

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Just as every other sinner, Mary needed God’s grace and salvation. That’s why she “rejoiced in God (her) Savior“ (Luke 1:47). Mary realized what an unequaled privilege she enjoyed being a sinful woman chosen by the Lord to give birth to the Messiah, Jesus. If you just moved to our area, we invite you to visit with us at Grace Baptist Church. Our Sunday morning service starts at 11 a.m. We invite you to listen to our weekly Sunday radio program on WMMG from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

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Take heed of your actions and stop ‘flying off the handle’ Submit your words of Randy Johnson Pastor’s Spotlight Ever wonder where we get the phrase “flying off the handle?” In the pioneer days in America, axes were often hand-made. Men on the frontier would carve down their own handles to fit into an axe-head

they had bought before moving out West. Usually they were fitted rather crudely and this made for a bad bond and while chopping, the axe-head could fly off, sometimes injuring nearby people. Because it was a sudden act of quick danger, it became known as “flying off the handle,” when one would have a sudden unpredictable burst of uncontrolled anger. It was in a moment yet

it was dangerous to those nearby. Sometimes, flying off the handle only lasts a few moments but in those few moments of anger, many feelings can be hurt. An explosion can last only a few seconds but look at the damage that can be done from it. Blowing up, losing your temper, flying off the handle can have far reaching consequences to the loved one’s we hurt. The Devil simply loves it

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The News Standard welcomes columns written by local church leaders that spread faith and good will. To submit your column, e-mail lindsey@thenewsstandard.com, or call us at 270-422-4542.

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NEWS New Year’s resolutions for W N ’ LT growing a healthy marriage The News Standard - A8

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Like growing a precious plant, growing a healthy marriage takes time, a supportive environment, and lots of high-quality nourishment. What better time than the beginning of a new year to reaffirm as a couple the high priority that you place on the well-being of your relationship? In today’s fast-paced world, one of the most treasured gifts we can give to one another is the gift of time paired with our undivided attention. Why not make a New Year’s resolution to dedicate special blocks of time this coming year to your marriage? Time beyond what you normally give. Special times for having fun and nourishing your relationship — just the two of you — in whatever ways you hold most dear. Don’t just talk about jointly making one or more New Year’s resolutions for your marriage; look ahead at the calendar for the coming year and block out some definite times for marriage enrichment. For example, you might want to designate the first Saturday of every month as Marriage Enrichment Day. Your monthly commitment could be to use the whole day or, perhaps, just the evening to feed your relationship in ways that are important to both of you. You might go hiking in the woods, attend a

marriage enrichment seminar, or take in a play, a ballet performance, or a ball game. Here’s another idea: Why not plan a weekend getaway three or four times during the year for just the two of you? Let your creative juices flow and dream up outings or other adventures that will truly be memory-makers for both of you. Think twice before you decide, “We can’t afford the money and time this would take.” Time and money are two of our most important resources; how we use them tells us a lot about what we really value. Your marriage is extraordinarily important; give it the time and money it deserves. In addition to blocking out special times this coming year for enjoying and enriching your marriage, you may want to try one or more of the following marriage enrichment ideas: •Write a romantic, fromyour-heart love letter to your spouse. Address and stamp it, then mail it from somewhere else in your community. •Plan a little surprise for your loved one that you know he or she will really appreciate. •Get out some old pictures from earlier in your relationship, and enjoy the memories they invoke. •Talk about when you first met or started dating, and how you felt about each other. •Make it a point to tell your spouse some of the things that you like most about him or her. Share your appreciation on a regular basis. This is one time

when repeating yourself is definitely OK. •Express your love by showing affection in ways that you know your husband or wife will appreciate. Little gestures of shared affection help to keep the romantic fires burning brightly. •Jot down three special things you would like your spouse to do for you, and ask him or her to do the same for you. Then exchange your lists and see what happens in the next few days. •Take turns completing the following sentence stems with one another: I love it when you ... You seem most peaceful when ... I hope that we ... •Exchange neck, shoulder and back rubs. Take your time, relax, and thoroughly enjoy it. At another time, do full-body massages. •List seven activities that you love to do with your partner as he or she compiles a similar list. Then share your lists with one another and make some plans. A happy marriage is a joy, and for most, it’s also a tremendous challenge. Don’t feel discouraged when problems crop up; disagreements are normal. Accept these challenges as opportunities for learning and growing. When a difficulty arises, handle it in the most skillful way possible. Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this situation that will help me become a better and more loving person?” and “How can we, as a couple, use this opportunity to strengthen our marriage?”

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This house at 1565 Christian Church Road sustained severe damage during a fire early Monday morning. The smoke detector inside the home wasn’t properly working prior to the fire, according to the resident who escaped from the burning structure.

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minutes later. Naser said firefighters mounted an aggressive attack, attempting to first darken down the flames from the exterior of the home before making entry and finishing extinguishment. After learning from Russell that his home’s only smoke detector was inoperative before the fire, Naser said his survival is “remarkable” based on the time the fire occurred, and the extent of it. “Our community has been fortunate not to have a fire fatality in several years,” Naser said. “Constant vigilance and being alert only goes so far. Smoke detectors are still a person’s best line

of defense against home fire deaths. These devices along with a residential sprinkler system have the potential to save hundreds of lives a year in fires in our homes.” Naser offered the following information about house fires: •According to the National Fire Protection Association, fatal fires are more than twice as likely if the fire occurs between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. •The Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s office, in conjunction with Wal-Mart, have provided smoke detectors to fire departments for instillation in homes that lack this important safety device. Meade County fire district has a supply of these detectors available for installation. To have a detector installed, simply call the Meade County fire district administra-

tive office at 270-422-4292. Firefighters will install the units for you. •The most prevalent comment heard by firefighters at the scene of fires is that a fire will never happen to the homeowner. Though the frequency of residential fires across America is down, fire deaths still occur on an all-too-frequent basis. Fire officials in neighboring Jefferson County have responded to 20 fire deaths in 2009, the latest a double fatality fire in the Harrods Creek area of eastern Jefferson County. The early morning fire on Christmas day left two brothers dead, ages 10 and 12, and a family in mourning. To learn more about home fire safety or to obtain a smoke detector contact your local fire department or the Meade County fire district at 270-422-4292.

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•Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. •Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible. •Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.


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Greer Insurance jumps to the top with quality service By Lindsey Corley

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For Jeff Greer, owner of Greer Insurance, the story of a hometown boy making good isn’t just the makings for a great story, it’s also his life. Greer, born and raised in Meade County in the Battletown area, said he developed a strong love for the county because of how active he was in the community. He played high school football at Meade County High School and was a bag boy at the former IGA, where Save-A-Lot is now. He went on to Hanover College, to keep playing football, but transferred to Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Ky., after a year. He said he had many friends there at the time. He attended EKU for four years and graduated with a degree in business administration. “When it came time to hit the working world, I just felt a strong sense that I wanted to come back home,” he said. He got a job at the old Farmers’ Deposit Bank, what is now First Federal Bank. He worked there for three years and called it a “great experience.” “It was like going to graduate school and getting a little stipend,” he said. “Because you learn so much about business, about working at a bank.” He said it was during his time at the bank that he started thinking about what he wanted to do as a career. “I wanted to be in the insurance market,” he said. So, he set out to make it happen. He got some “breaks” by representing a few companies and started selling life and health insurance in 1990, when he founded Greer Insurance. “I worked very hard at it, enjoyed it, struggled,” he

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ABOVE: Jeff Greer, nicknamed “Frog” early in life, has been in the insurance business for nearly 20 years. RIGHT: Greer Insurance employees are, clockwise from left, Shay Perna, Tammy Quire, Barrett Howard, Debbie Basham and, seated, Jeff Greer. said, “but it’s been a joy.” After a few years, in 1995, he started doing auto, home and commercial insurance. “It was at that point that my agency really began to grow,” he said. In 1996, he moved to his current location, at 1110 High Street in Brandenburg, which he said he’s very proud of. “We think we’re in a good spot,” he said. “We’re not on the ByPass, but I think, on the ByPass, that’s more geared for retail business. We’re happy with the location of this place.” Greer said part of what has made him such a success is a fantastic staff, something he’s had since he started the business. “I’ve been very blessed to have a good staff throughout my career and throughout the existence of Greer Insurance,” he said. Debbie Basham, a licensed property and casualty agent, has been with Greer Insurance for 15 years and “often knows what I’m thinking before I tell her,” Greer said. He praised her excellent customer service orientation.

Barrett Howard, Greer’s nephew and the agent who manages Greer’s commercial lines market, has significant insurance training, as well. “That was his major in college. He worked three years as a commercial underwriter,” Greer said. “He just brings a lot of insurance knowledge to this agency.” Greer said he surrounds himself with employees who are people-oriented and he’s found that in Shay Perna and Tammy Quire, two customer service representatives at the agency. “They enjoy people,” he said. “They enjoy providing good service. They are perfect for this business where they are.” Greer said his agency works to provide very competitive pricing, and as an independent agency, he said it allows him to go out and find those companies that can fit all his customers’ needs in auto, home, life, health, farm and commercial insurance. “Companies vary in what their strengths are,” he said. “One company maybe they’re very good at doing

homeowners insurance inside a city, but not out in a rural setting. For another company it may be viceversa.” He said that’s a constant concern for his agency and he is always looking for ways to better serve his customers, in Meade, Breckinridge and Hardin counties, with the companies that exist. “This agency, we have prided ourselves on our service to our customers,” he said. “I think our reputation is very solid. We sincerely care about and enjoy taking care of our customers.” And it’s not just customers who have felt the impact of Greer’s successful venture. He said he’s always been a strong supporter of Meade County schools and various other activities in the community, like Relay for Life, Crusade for Children, Meade County Association for Retarded Citizens (MARC) and countless youth organizations. “We support them and we’re very happy to do that,” he said. As for the future, not only

What can impact your credit rating Dollars and Sense By David Uffington The credit-card companies have long had suggestions for how to raise your credit score, but how badly does your credit really suffer when things go wrong? The surprising answer is that those who’ve had excellent credit are penalized more heavily that those with poor credit when something goes wrong. According to finance guru Liz Pulliam Weston, here are approximate examples of the penalty for credit scores of a mediocre 680 and an excellent 780: •Be 30 days late on a payment: a 680 score will get a penalty of 60 to 80 points, where a 780 score will get a penalty of 90 to 110 points. •Max out your card: a 680 score will get a penalty of 10 to 30 points, while a 780 score will get a penalty of 25 to 45 points. •Suffer a foreclosure on

your home: a 680 score will get a penalty of 85 to 105 points, where a 780 score will get a penalty of 140 to 160 points. •Agree to debt settlement: a 680 score will get a penalty of 46 to 65 points, where a 780 score will get a penalty of 105 to 125 points. •File for bankruptcy: a 680 score will get a penalty of 130 to 150 points, where a 780 credit score will get a penalty of a whopping 220 to 240 points. There are some significant difference between those with 680 and 780 credit scores, one being longevity. Those with the higher credit score likely have a number of cards and a long credit history, possibly 15 years or more. The lower score is likely that of a person with only eight years of credit history. Use of credit availability matters, too. Someone with a high credit score

likely uses less than 25 percent of the availability, compared with up to 50 percent use by someone with the lower score. This is where not closing your unused accounts comes into play. The minute you close an account, your total available credit goes down and the percent of credit you’re using on other cards rises. If you are among the many that are seeing credit-card interest rates suddenly soar for no apparent reason, don’t close the accounts. Pay them off quickly, and then don’t use them. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@ gmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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fact that he’s been able to do it here, in his home, with people who care as strongly about the area as he does. “We love Meade County,” he said. “We realize that we have a service to provide to this community and we try to do it the very best that we can. We’re honored to do it.” For more information about Greer Insurance, stop by the office at 1110 High Street in Brandenburg, or call 270-422-5100. Information is also available on-line at www.greer-ins.com.

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AGRICULTURE Protecting livestock from cold weather 4-H volunteer forum Friday, January 1, 2010

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Providing sufficient water, ample high-quality feed and weather protection are the three most important things you can do to protect livestock from cold stresses this winter. Cold stress reduces livestock productivity including rate of gain, milk production and reproductive difficulty and can cause disease problems. Pay special attention to very young and very old animals that might be less able to tolerate temperature extremes and have weak immune systems. Also, monitor heifers and cows as calving time approaches. They have a high risk of frostbite because the swelling of the udder and teats causes poor circulation. Dehydration and hyperthermia are the two most likely life-threatening conditions for livestock in cold weather. Animals usually tend to drink less water in severely cold conditions, increasing the risk of dehydration. Many animals, especially young ones, might not know how or be able to break through ice to reach water. In addition, livestock need water to aid digestion, which produces heat when fiber breaks down. Be sure your livestock always have plenty of clean water in liquid form. Dirty water is a host for disease organisms. If an animal gets sick, isolate it from the trough and thoroughly clean and disinfect the trough. Also, be sure to keep animals clean. Cows given free access to water will produce more milk and more butterfat than those allowed to drink only twice a day. Water ranging from 40 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit is the most ideal temperature to ensure adequate livestock intake under cold conditions. The amount of water needed daily varies based on the temperature and animals’ size, lactation and feed intake. Generally, horses will need 8 to 12 gallons, and sheep and

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Dehydration and hyperthermia are the two most common life-threatening conditions for livestock to endure during cold winter months. goats, one to four gallons. Necropsies (autopsies) have shown that dehydration, not cold, often causes livestock deaths during the winter and early spring. Before severely cold weather arrives, haul extra feed to the feeding area. It’s important to provide extra hay, forage or feed because livestock might need up to twice as many calories to maintain normal body heat under extremely cold conditions. Livestock produce body heat through fiber fermentation, which produces heat while releasing energy. Good quality grass, hay or alfalfa are the best source of total digestible nutrients for cold weather. Feeding some concentrates also provides energy to maintain body temperature. Finally, it’s important to provide some sort of protection for livestock because wet conditions and wind chill add to animal cold stress increased by an average 2 percent when cows were protected by a windbreak. Windbreaks provide protection for livestock, especially young animals. Reducing the winter wind speed lowers animal stress, improves animal health, reduces the amount of feed needed to maintain body

Meade-Breck Goat Producers Association releases new Web site The Meade-Breck Goat Producers Association updated its Web site last week to include membership information, a calendar of events, show and sales dates and locations and other information for its members and others to utilize. Each county had its

Kentucky 4-H’s annual volunteer leadership forum and recognition banquet is set for Feb. 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. The forum is open to all 4-H volunteer leaders across Kentucky. The theme for is “Kentucky Volunteers are the Heart of 4-H.” The 2010 forum promises an exciting conference with new, innovative programming ideas and a recharging of enthusiasm for volunteers. More than 100 hours of educational workshops are scheduled offering information about all 4-H youth development programs, activities and curricula. Preconference workshops begin at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11. Educational workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 12 and continue through Feb. 13. A Bluegrass Tour spotlighting Kentucky as the “Horse Capital of the World” departs from the front doors of the Hyatt at 8 a.m. Friday. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes tour of Keeneland, a visit to Old Friends Thoroughbred

own Goat Producers Association, though the two merged a few years ago to better support each others’ functions. To find more information about the group and any upcoming sales, visit http://meadebreckgoatproducers.webs. com/.

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temperature, increases feeding efficiency and increases profitability. A windbreak should be designed to meet needs of the specific livestock operation. Windbreaks also have the advantages of providing wildlife habitat, protecting the working environment of the livestock area and screening noise and odors associated with livestock operations. Using a three-sided shed opening away from prevailing winds is another way to

protect livestock to enter the facility and to be protected from the wind. Also provide clean, dry bedding to provide insulation from the cold ground. If you keep animals in a barn, be sure to reduce drafts inside. A low temperature isn’t so cold when the wind speed is lower. For more information about caring for livestock during severe winter weather, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.

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Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Kentuckanna Livestock Market - Owensboro, KY 1 100-200 190 101.00 Market Report per CWT for Monday October 12, 2009 2 200-300 250 97.00-99.00 Receipts: 300 Last week: 349 Last year: 267 11 300-400 380 91.00-95.50 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 2.00 lower. 6 400-500 473 91.50-93.50 Feeder steers and heifers 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows were 11 percent 2 600-700 625 83.00 of supply: Slaughter bulls 05 percent: Replacement cows 05 percent and feeders 2 900-1000 915 73.00 79 percent: The feeder supply included 22 percent steers 45 percent heifers Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 and 33 percent bulls. 11 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% 2 200-300 283 91.00 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 500-600 558 75.00-82.00 1 1045 1045 43.00 43.00 Feeder Steers Small and Medium 1 1 1060 1060 37.00 37.00 Low Dressing Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 6 1240-1515 1375 39.50-43.50 42.22 2 400-500 460 86.00-88.00 1 1485 1485 37.50 37.50 Low Dressing Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 1 1635 1635 42.50 42.50 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% 31 300-400 371 79.00-89.00 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 8 400-500 446 75.50-81.00 8 960-1195 1096 36.00-39.50 37.81 21 500-600 518 70.00-76.00 1 1370 1370 39.00 39.00 2 600-700 620 70.50-71.00 Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90% Groups of 20 or more: Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 23 head 377 lbs 86.25 mixed 4 930-1055 989 31.00-36.50 33.34 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 1 1185 1185 39.00 39.00 High Dressing Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 2 820-980 900 23.50-30.00 27.04 Low Dressing 2 300-400 382 75.00-76.50 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 7 400-500 464 66.50-75.00 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 3 5 1610-2005 1809 51.50-54.00 52.46 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Slaughter Bulls Y.G 2 3 500-600 545 64.00 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price Feeder Heifers Large 1 2 1325-1370 1348 46.00-49.00 47.47 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range 3 1530-1970 1718 46.00-50.00 47.73

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Retirement Farm and a tour of the Darley Thoroughbred Breeding Farm. Louisville native Bob Farmer is the featured keynote speaker for the opening session which kicks off at 12:45 p.m. Friday. Farmer is a nationallyrenowned entertainer, educator and motivator. A member of the International Society of Storytellers, Farmer was sponsored by Zig Ziglar for membership in the prestigious National Speakers Association more than 20 years ago. Awards to be presented at the forum are: Certified Livestock Volunteers, Certified Shooting Sports Volunteers, Community Service Award for Adults and Youth, Conrad Feltner Award for Adult and Teen, Innovative, Creative, Enthusiastic (I.C.E.) Award, Together Everyone Accomplishes More (T.E.A.M.) Award, Leadership Development Award, Partners in Progress Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. To learn more, visit www. ca.uky.edu/agcollege/4h/ volunteers/forum/index. htm. The deadline to register is Jan. 15, and registration may be completed online. For more information, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.


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Jan. 5 Greenwave JV/V Basketball Floyd Central 6/7:30 p.m.

Jan. 2 MCHS Wrestling Moonlite Duals @ Apollo

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Jan. 5 Greenwave JV/V Basketball Floyd Central (Ind.) 6/7:30 p.m.

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2009 tops out as a great year for Meade County sports By Ben Achtabowski sports@thenewsstandard.com

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Holiday Ball

The 2009 year was quite an eventful one in the Meade County sporting world. From district championships to individual state performances, the Greenwave nation yet again proved to have some of the best athletic programs in the state. Here is

a list of the top 10 sports stories of the year: 10. Meade County baseball takes district The last few years have been difficult for the baseball team, which struggled to stay above .500. But with head coach Todd Clanton at the helm, the team took its first district championship since 2007. The Greenwave won the

district championship 12-8 over Breckinridge County, but lost its opening regional game to eventual state qualifier Owensboro. The team ended with a 12-16 record and was led by offensive threat senior Mikie DeRossett. 9. Meade County Volleyball wins district The 2009 volleyball team’s senior class dealt

with a lot of adversity throughout their high school careers. Despite having three coaches in three years, the Lady Waves won the district championship for a third year in a row. The team ended with a 19-12-1 record. 8. Chase Garris makes state Sophomore Chase Garris battled high winds and

tough competition to make the state meet in Bowling Green, Ky. He scored a 76 during the 3rd Region Tournament in Louisville, which included a lucky bounce on the 16th hole and a perfect 15-foot putt on 18. Garris was the first Meade County golfer to

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7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ James T. Alton 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 7 Lady Waves JV/V Basketball @ Floyd Central, Ind. 6/7:30 p.m.

Jan. 8 Greenwave JV/V Basketball @ John Hardin 6/7:30 p.m.

Here are the top 10 sports photos of the year: 1 Tyler Crow finds a new backpack. 2 Doug Wells escapes a defender. 3 Harlem Wizard DP hands a ball off to Jason Rose. 4 Jesse Morgan arches over the high jump bar. 5 Carly Evans makes an acrobatic lay-up. 6 LeAnna Luney heaves a shot put. 7 Brandon Brown watches intently during wreslting practice. 8 Troy Jobe places seventh at state in the backstroke. 9 Braden Pace holds up four fingers after the Greenwave won their fourth straight district championship. 10 Alexa Hobbs heads the ball.

Jan. 9 Greenwave Freshman Basketball Daviess Co. @ McLean Co. 11:15 a.m.

Greenwave Freshman Basketball Muhlenberg @ Mclean Co. 1:15 p.m.

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Lady Waves Freshman Basketball (Team A) Daviess Co. @ Muhlenberg Co. 11:15 a.m.

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Lady Waves JV/V Basketball Hancock Co. 6:30/8 p.m. VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY Second Annual Chelsea Stinnett Memorial Community Volleyball Tournament Registration for the Feb. 8 volleyball tournament will continue through Jan. 8. The teams 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. roberts@meade.kyschools.us or head coach Jennifer Smith at Jennifer.smith@meade. kyschools.us. Entry forms can be mailed to Jennifer Smith 938 Old State Rd. Brandenburg, KY 40108

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From page B1 qualify for the state tournament since 2001’s Zach Wiles. 7. Meade County basketball wins fourthstraight district A scrappy, inexperienced Meade County Greenwave basketball team won its fourthstraight district championship when they defeated Breckinridge County, 54-44. Seniors Braden Pace, Ethan Brangers and Doug Wells, who had limited playtime during the previous years, led the team. By the end of the season the team was clicking on all cylinders and received help from young players such as Chase Garris, Bo Wilson and Cheaney Schwartz. 6. Cross country teams finish top-10 in state It’s easy for Meade County head coach Larry Garner to say the cross country program is one of the best in the state. With the boys team finishing seventh at the state meet and the girls team finishing 10th, Meade County was one of two schools that had both teams finish in the top 10. Senior runner Sean Breeds finished 19th at the state meet, while Meade County’s top girl, sophomore April Level, finished 52nd. The 2009 team is considered the best cross country team in Meade County history. 5. Lady Waves softball makes it to region final The 2009 Lady Waves softball team may go down as one of Meade County’s best teams of all time. The team started the season with a 10-game win streak and ended with a 29-4 record and a district championship. After a deep playoff showing, the Lady Waves lost in the 3rd Region Championship game, 9-1, to the eventual state champion, Owensboro Catholic. Kentucky’s Ms. Softball nominee and ace pitcher senior Maris Harreld led the Lady Waves alongside a core group of seniors. 4. Jobe finishes career as best swimmer in MC history Meade County senior Troy Jobe is easily the best swimmer to ever come out of Meade County. He holds every boys swimming record for Meade County and rounded out his decorated career with a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke at the state meet. 3. Crow finishes 4th at state During Tyler Crow’s junior year, he began making a name for himself. He became the first Meade County wrestler to finish in the top eight at state with a fourth place finish in the 215-pound weight class. He lost to second-ranked wrestler Ichiro Chiba from Oldham County in the consolation round. The Meade County wrestling team also finished the program’s best, 20th in the state. This year Crow is ranked No.1 at the 215-pound spot and looks to best last year’s fourth place finish. 2. Archery wins world championship It was the whizzing of arrows flying through the air in Orlando, Fla., that created a lot of buzz in Meade County this year. The Meade County High School archery team claimed first place in the inaugural National Archery in Schools Pro-

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CLOCKWISE (from top right): Maris Harreld led the Lady Waves to the 3rd Region Championship last spring. Troy Jobe gets his seventh place medal at last year’s state swim meet. Sean Breeds finished 19th in the state cross country meet. Tyler Crow slams an opponent down at the state wrestling meet. DP gives a Meade County student a high-five. Ethan Brangers was one of the catalysts of the 2008-09 Greenwave basketball team. Tyler Knott takes aim at a world championship in Orlando, Fla.

gram (NASP) World Championship. The area proved to be an archer-dominated with Breckinridge County High School’s team taking second. But Meade County edged Breckinridge by four points to win with a score of 3,364. 1. Harlem Wizards dazzle Meade County Mix 40 Meade County “basketball” players with seven guys from Harlem, N.Y., put them in front of a packed Meade County High School Gymnasium, and you have the biggest sports story of the year. The Meade County basketball programs hosted the Harlem Wizards vs. the Meade County All-Stars event Oct. 17 as a fundraiser. The all-star roster consisted of 40 reputable Meade Countains such as Judge/ Executive Harry Craycroft and MCHS principal Bill Adams. Despite the efforts, the Harlem Wizards dribbled around, through and over top the Meade County team, all while dazzling the crowd. Honorable Mentions: Lawnmower derby and rollover event are a new hit at Meade County Fair; Meade County football wins six-straight games; cheerleading team finishes second in region; dance team finishes first in region; Huntin’ the Beast Expo hits Brandenburg with a bang; and, girls soccer opens season with six-straight wins.

Lady Waves go 2-1 at Tenn. Tournament Staff Report The News Standard The Meade County Lady Waves basketball team went 2-1 when they traveled to Gatlinburg, Tenn., to play in the Smokey Mountain Classic Tournament Dec. 21-23. During the first game Meade County was pinned against Station Camp, Tenn., and lost 61-46. Eighth-grader Raley Johnson led the Lady Waves with eight points, six rebounds, two steals and an assist. Sophomore LeAnna Luney, junior Scarlett Powers and seniors Bliss Powers and Mallory Wathen all had six points. In the second game, Meade County beat Paxton, Fla., 59-51. Scarlett Powers led all scorers with 19 points. Senior Carly Ev-

ans had 11 points, seven steals and six rebounds, while Wathen also had 11 points. Senior Caroline Wilson had 10 points. Despite going 0-for-7 from the 3-point line the Lady Waves made 23 free throws to help put them past Paxton. In the final game, the Lady Waves had their highest scoring game of the year when they dismantled Paintsville, Ky., 85-49. Evans had 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals. Scarlett Powers and Wathen each had 16 points, and Bliss Powers had 12 points and pulled in eight rebounds. Meade County scored 48 of its points in the paint and outrebounded Paintsville 48-22. Meade County also forced 22 Paintsville turnovers.

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Cyclo-cross has been one of the fastest growing sports in the world of cycling and Meade County is home to one of the best cyclo-cross racers in the nation. Flaherty resident Kenny Sipes is ranked No. 1 in the USA Cyclo-cross Point Series in Category 3 in the 45-yearold and up division. Following one of his best summers in road racing, Sipes advanced to a more challenging level and competed with much faster racers during the winter cyclo-cross series. “I competed in the USA Master (Criterium) Nationals in Louisville, where I placed 20th,” Sipes said of last summer’s road racing season. “To most that doesn’t seem that good, but I was racing against the best of the best in the U.S. There were people there from all over the country. I was very happy. So I had a lot of momentum going into the (cyclo-cross) season.” The cyclo-cross season begins in the fall and continues through the winter months, serving as a crosstraining event for road and mountain bike racers during the cold weather. The sport combines road racing and mountain biking with harsh riding conditions and obstacles that demand the rider to jump off his or her bike and run a short distance. Races typically last 30 to 60 minutes and have 50 to 100 racers competing at once. “Forty-five minutes doesn’t seem long, until you are giving 110 percent nonstop,” Sipes said. “Most people don’t carry a water bottle with them when they race, because there isn’t any time to drink.” Sipes described what it’s like to be in the saddle of a cyclo-cross bike: “Imagine push mowing your yard,” he explained. “Then running from tree to tree, slowing only to make the turn around the tree and then running as hard as you can to the flower bed, slowing only to negotiate the radius and then digging deep and sprinting toward the mailbox, but all of your neighbors are in your yard with you, doing their best to beat you to the next tree.” Cyclo-cross courses combine grass straightaways, sandy switchbacks and bumpy gravel — not your typical layout for cycling. “You have to get off your bike, pick it up and carry it

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Kenny Sipes rides through sand during one of his cyclo-cross races this fall. over or under an obstacle and get back on it, without missing a beat,” Sipes said about the challenge of racing. “Or having to ride through a golf course sand trap or a volleyball sand court, without wrecking, as fast as you can. Or riding through a cattle feed lot after a 2-inch downpour. Or racing on a course that has four or five 180-degree turns back to back, up and down a hill. Add all of these things together, along with 2 miles of grassy, and gravely, and hard packed dirt trails and you’ll have a decent cross course.” This season has been very successful for Sipes. He has completed nine races across the Midwest and South and has placed in the top 10 every time. “I really didn’t have a best race this season, I just raced as many as I could,” he said. “I pushed to do the best I possible could.”

Sipes has 195 points this season — two points ahead of second place — which are based on what place racers finish in a certified race. “The points system is based on the size of the race,” he said. “The big USGP and the UCI races offer more points than the local races, but a big turn out at a local race can offer a lot of points. Racing a lot and doing good is key.” Forty-seven-year-old Sipes has fought through injuries during the summer and fall racing season. He pulled a hamstring early in the season, then wrecked badly on pavement during a race in Cincinnati. “I raced injured so much this year, but I still did it,” Sipes said. “I was so looking forward to the threeday race in (Cincinnati). I tried so hard to push the pain out of my mind and body and just race. Thanks

to the ice bags and Tylenol, I did all right. “But my friends and teammates wouldn’t allow me to slow down, they encouraged me every day to keep going forward, so I did.” Sipes races for the Central Kentucky Wheelmen based out of Elizabethtown, Ky. Without his teammates and club Sipes said a first place ranking would not be possible. “The bike club has many good riders, several of the riders come out and help us train,” he said. “The bike club is behind us 100 percent. If any of the teammates are ever in need of help or a spare part, the club is right there for us.” As the season draws to an end, Sipes is clinging onto the top spot in his division. “A few weeks ago I was fourth and now I’m No. 1,” he added. “Making it to first place has been a dream of a lifetime.”

Wrestlers host Tsunami Tournament Staff Report The News Standard The Meade County wrestling program hosted the first annual Meade County Tsunami Duals Tournament on Dec. 22 and 23. Meade County went 9-1 during the tournament, losing to a team from Tennessee.

LEFT: Austin Curtis tries to pin a Fort Knox wrestler. BOTTOM LEFT: Mike Brown slams an opponent to the mat. BOTTOM RIGHT: Billy Carter fights to get away from his opponent.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It was British author Douglas Adams, best known for writing the science-fiction comedy series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," who made the following sage observation: "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." •The original Colonel Sanders earned a grand total of 5 cents for every chicken sold in his early stores. •The ubiquitous holiday tune "Jingle Bells" was written in 1857 by James L. Pierpont, music director of a Unitarian church. It was written for a Thanksgiving performance, though, not for Christmas. Interestingly, it became the first song broadcast from space on Dec. 16, 1965, when Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra used a smuggled harmonica and sleigh bells in a rendition for Mission Control.

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•The katydid hears sounds through special holes in its hind legs.

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•During Prohibition, a bootlegger was so called because many smugglers of illicit alcohol stored their liquor in flasks hidden in the upper part of their boots. •After many years of success in Hollywood, actor, director and screenwriter David Arquette tried his hand at professional wrestling, becoming World Championship Wrestling's World Heavyweight Champion in 2000. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

Horoscopes HOCUS-FOCUS

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

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) That lower-than-acceptable performance you're getting from others in your group might be the result of miscommunication. If so, correct it before serious problems arise later on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unexpected situation could call for a change of plans. If so, you might feel that this is unfair. But it's best to make the needed adjustments now. There'll be time later for rescheduling. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The new year brings opportunities you might want to look into. Some might be more interesting than others. But take time to look at all of them before you make any decisions. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) It's a good idea to be careful about expenses until you've worked out that pesky financial problem. You might find it advisable to get some solid advice on how to proceed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Romance looms large over the Leonine aspect. Single Lions looking for love should find Cupid very cooperative. Paired Cats can expect a renewed closeness in their relationships. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Making contact with a former colleague might not be high on your list of priorities. But it could pay off personally as well as professionally. Avoid bringing up any negatives about the past. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A personal relationship could face added stress because of a situation involving someone close to both of you. Be supportive and, above all, try to avoid playing the blame game. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might well find some lingering uncertainties about a decision. If so, take that as a warning that you might not be ready to make that move yet. More study would be in order. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Music is a dominant theme for Sagittarians right now, and it should remind you to make a greater effort to restore some muchneeded harmony in that very special relationship.

Last Week’s Solutions

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although family matters might demand much of the Sea Goat's attention this week, you'll want to try to make time to handle those all-important workplace situations as well. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A recurring unresolved issue might need to be revisited before you can move forward. Consider asking someone familiar with the situation to act as an impartial counselor. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Ignore pressure to make a decision. Keeping your options open is still the wisest course, at least until you're sure you've learned all you need to know about the matter at hand. BORN THIS WEEK: You're capable of great loyalty to those around you, which is one reason you can count on devotion from friends and family. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Childbirth Education Classes are offered at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. Free if delivering at HCH, $20 if delivering at another facility. Call 812-738-7830 ext. 2012 for information and registration. 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. 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. Free Homework Help!! Live Tutor!! 4-10 p.m. Daily. Math · Science • Social Studies • English. Grades K-12, College Intro and Adult Learners. This is a program supported by the Meade County Public Library. 270-422-2094

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Country Squire Homes 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 270-422-3838.

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270-547-4222 1-866-865-5263 57 acres open/wooded, year round creek. $2,350 per acre. 1-866865-5263 www.kylandco.com 14 acres of hunting ground, streams located on property. Will tract to suit. $2,000 per acre. 1-866-865-5263 www.ky-landco.com

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4.06 acres, open, level, well, electric. $35,900. Owner financing available. 1-866-865-5263 www.ky-landco.com

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

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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

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE

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

Gun Show! Jan 1-3. Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-5, & Sun. 9-4. Louisville, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. (937 Phillips Lane), West Hall A&B. Buy Sell Trade. Info: (563)9278176. Kenny Woods Gun Show Inc.

BRANDENBURG ALANON: Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road. Meets Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8 p.m. Open to all. Call 270422-1050 for more information. OPEN DOOR ALATEEN GROUP: Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road. Meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. These meetings are for Al-Anon and Alateen members only. You qualify for membership if your life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. Please come to any Al-Anon or Alateen Opened or Closed meetings! Call 270-4221050.

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Notice: Transportation to NA and AA meetings will be provided from MACC Ministries for Brandenburg and Irvington. For more information, call Glenn at 270-4974378. 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 bgreenwell@hmh.net BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, in 5A at 6 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Individuals who have had surgery, as well as those who are considering having the surgery are welcome. For more information, call Marcia Barnes, R.N. at 270-706-1559. HOPE & HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. 812-738-7893. SLEEP DISORDERS: AWAKE meeting – Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. A health awareness group for people affected by sleep apnea and/or sleep disorders. Call 812-738-7892 for more information. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: T.O.P.S group meets at Buck Grove Baptist Church every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lena at 270-422-2692.

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A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place, 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-5470347 or 270-547-0445.

FREE CDL Class-A Training Must be LAID OFF, Collecting Unemployment or exhausted benefits. Funding thru STATE WIA Program. Must meet hiring requirements of Major Trucking Companies. TRUCK AMERICA TRAINING 866-244-3644

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. Call for more information, 270-547-0347 or 270547-0445.

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CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00314

FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Vs. BELLA CONSTRUCTION, LLC, et al

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COMMISSIONER’S SALE JANUARY 13, 2010 at 12:01 P.M. MEADE COUNTY COURTHOUSE BRANDENBURG, KENTUCKY These properties will be offered at public auction to the highest bidder on terms of TEN (10%) PERCENT down, in the form of cash, cashier’s check or certified check, and the balance on a credit of forty-five (45) days, secured by a bond with sufficient surety, bearing interest at the accruing interest rate of 12% per annum from date of sale until the purchase price is paid. PLEASE CONTACT THE MASTER COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE PRIOR TO THE DATE OF SALE TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO QUALIFY TO BID. The auction will be held at the front door of the Courthouse in Brandenburg, Meade County, Kentucky. Property #1 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

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PLAINTIFF

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Property #6 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00425

RANDALL HARDESTY and JENNY HARDESTY, HUSBAND and WIFE Vs. DAVID V. SMITH, et al

PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: $25,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 23 November, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $23,635.00 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. DARREN A. SIPES, Counsel for Plaintiff Property #7 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00304

DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: 151,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 9 November, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 49 Swan Lane, Vine Grove, Kentucky 40175. Being Lot 8 of John Swan, Jr. Estate, a Plat of which is of record in Plat Cabinet 7, Sheet 69, in the office of the Meade County Court Clerk. Being the same property conveyed to Bella Construction, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company, (f/k/a Grayson Acceptance, LLC, d/b/a/ Grayson Mortgage Funding, LLC) from Gordon Board and Bernett Board, husband and wife, by Deed dated August 11, 2008, of record in Deed Book 542, page 577, as recorded in the office of the Meade County Court Clerk. The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $137,191.82 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. STEVEN W. VAN ZANT, Counsel for Plaintiff

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Vs. CHRIS WARREN, et al

PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: $20,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 23 November, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. Real Estate is located at 340 Warren Drive, Vine Grove, Kentucky 40175 and is more particularly described as follows: The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $59,324.32 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. DAVID E. JOHNSON, Counsel for Plaintiff Property #8 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

Property #2 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00346

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00086

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Vs. DIANE CHAPPELL, et al

PLAINTIFF

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Vs. JUSTIN L. STONE, et al

PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS

DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: $100,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 14 July, 2009 and a subsequent order entered on 23 November, 2009 rescheduling said sale, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. Real Estate is located at 8833 Battletown Road, Battletown, Kentucky 40104 and is more particularly described as follows: basis of bearings stated herein are based on H. Bruner (DB 103, Pg 040) property. Being the same property conveyed to Diane Chappell, unmarried from Joseph Clark and Kimberly A. Clark, husband and wife, on June 19th, 2006 and recorded on June 21, 2006 in Deed Book 514, Page 236 of the records of the Meade County Clerk’s Office. The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $121,958.96 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. DAVID E. JOHNSON, Counsel for Plaintiff

APPRAISAL: $147,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 8 December, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. Real Estate is located at 192 Sunnyview Road, Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108 and is more particularly described as follows: Being Lot 192, Doe Valley Subdivision in Hickory Hills Section, plat of which is of record in Plat and Subdivision Book 2, Page 68, in the Office of the Clerk of Meade County, Kentucky. Being the same property conveyed to Justin L. Stone, unmarried, from Gene M. Piskator and Tara Piskator, his wife, by Deed dated January 31, 2006, and filed for record on February 2, 2006 in Deed Book 508, Page 256 in the Office of the Meade County Court Clerk. The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $145,454.55 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. AMANDA B. ROMANELLO, Counsel for Plaintiff

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Property #9 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Vs. JAMES CLARK, et al

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00301 PLAINTIFF

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Vs. DEANNA M. WOOD, et al

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00060 PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS

DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: $60,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 23 November, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. Real Estate is located at 2325 Haysville Road, Ekron, Kentucky 40117 and is more particularly described as follows: The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $69,963.57 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. DAVID E. JOHNSON, Counsel for Plaintiff

APPRAISAL: $36,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 8 December, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. ADDRESS: 555 Peterson Road, Battletown, Kentucky 40104 The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $46,362.33 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. CRYSTAL L. SARESKY, Counsel for Plaintiff Property #10 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

CIVIL ACTION NO. 07-CI-00391

Property #4 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION I

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00266

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Vs. ASHLEY NICOLE POLK, et al

PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: $48,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 23 November, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 370 Christian Church Road, Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108. The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $47,987.81 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. CRYSTAL L. SARESKY, Counsel for Plaintiff Property #5 MEADE CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION II CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC Vs. CAROL LYNN SINGLETON, et al

CIVIL ACTION NO. 09-CI-00317 PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: $43,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 9 November, 2009, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. Real Estate is located at 217 Greer Street, Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108 and is more particularly described as follows: The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $53,295.68 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. AMANDA B. ROMANELLO, Counsel for Plaintiff

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE Vs. ROBERT MOORE, et al

PLAINTIFF DEFENDANTS

APPRAISAL: $85,000.00 By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered on 20 November, 2007 and a subsequent order entered on 8 December, 2009 rescheduling said sale, the Master Commissioner will on 13 January, 2010 at 12:01 p.m. or thereabouts, offer for sale the property described below. Real Estate is located at 336 Pine Point Road, Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108-9121 and is more particularly described as follows: The real estate will be appraised. The purpose of the sale is to satisfy a judgment in the amount of $97,866.27 plus interest and costs. However, bids will not be required to meet or exceed the appraised value. DAVID E. JOHNSON, Counsel for Plaintiff The above properties will be offered at public auction to the highest bidder on terms of TEN (10%) PERCENT down, and the balance on a credit of forty-five (45) days, secured by a bond with sufficient surety, bearing interest at the accruing interest rate of 12% per annum from date of sale until the purchase price is paid. The auction will be held at the front door of the Courthouse in Brandenburg, Meade County, Kentucky. The real estate has been adjudged indivisible and will be sold as a whole, including all improvements. It will be sold free of all liens except for real estate taxes for the current year, but subject to all restrictions and easements of record. The purchaser shall assume and pay the real estate taxes for the current year and all subsequent years. Persons desiring to bid on the above-described property must bring to the Commissioner’s office prior to the sale, a letter from his/her bank, that they are qualified for a loan in the amount of the purchase. The purchaser will be required to make the down payment at the time of sale, payable to the order of the Master Commissioner in the form of cash, cashier’s check or certified. The purchaser will also be required to give bond for the balance of the purchase price with surety that is satisfactory to the Master Commissioner. The bond, payable to the Master Commissioner, will have the force and effect of a judgment bearing twelve (12%) percent interest from the date of sale. A lien will be retained on the property sold until the purchase money is fully paid. DOUGLAS P. VOWELS MASTER COMMISSIONER POST OFFICE BOX 356 , BRANDENBURG, KENTUCKY 40108 PHONE: (270) 422-5803


YOUTH Little sugarplum princesses sparkle and shine at MCPL Friday, January 1, 2010

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Submitted by the Meade Co. Public Library The Meade County Public Library was home to some regal young ladies on Dec. 8, who participated in a holiday-themed Princess Program. During the program, the sugarplum fairy princesses — some of whom arrived in sparkling attire — enjoyed a fairy story, ate some fairy cake and also made Christmas crafts. The Princess Program is held the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the library. Upcoming activities at the library include: •Special Story Hours on Jan. 4 and 5, from 10:3011:30 a.m. Children can visit with Ms. Megan before she goes on maternity leave until March. •A knitting group will meet Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. It is open to anyone ages 10 to 100. Learn how to knit and make new friends. •Beginning Mat Pilates will be held Saturdays at 9 a.m. beginning Jan. 9. in the library annex. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to pre-register for a class, call the library at 270-422-2094.

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December and January offer great fishing opportunities Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Many people take some extra days off for the holidays. Although many people think of attending bowl games, going to the beach or visiting relatives outof-state, this is also a great time to catch trophy fish. December and January offer Kentucky anglers great opportunities to catch big striped bass as well as limits of sauger. Lake Cumberland provides fantastic striper fishing through January. The striper fishing patterns at this time of year may be the most predictable of the year. First, however, you must find the baitfish. Benjy Kinman, deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is a long-time Lake Cumberland striper angler. “People need to watch for the threadfin shad to find the striped bass,” he advised. “This year is the best crop of threadfin shad in the last 10 years in Lake Cumberland. Stable water conditions are what we need for good fishing; the lake’s up about 6 feet right now. The fishing was really good all fall and into December.” Look for seagulls to find striped bass, especially after a severe drop in air temperature. “Threadfin shad winterkill,” Kinman explained. “Threadfins can take cold weather, but they can’t take it quickly. A sudden drop in temperatures triggers a die-off and stripers capitalize on those dying shad.”

Seagulls also take advantage of this situation. Look for diving birds and those circling above the surface of the lake. They are feeding on the stunned and dying shad. Striped bass should be close to this commotion. The seagull pattern is hit or miss. If southeastern Kentucky receives rain and the lake rises, move your fishing to the back of creeks. “The warmer water attracts the shad, and therefore the stripers,” Kinman said. During stable conditions in winter, shad suspend in tight schools over mud flats in creeks in Lake Cumberland. “A lot of people use an umbrella rig because you can cover so much water with it,” Kinman said. “You can use it as a search tool and fish while you search. Concentrate your efforts in a smaller area if you catch a fish or see schools of shad on your electronics.” Saugers also provide good angling all winter long. The best fishing is ahead of us. “In January and February, they will really be biting,” said Jeff Crosby, central fisheries district biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “We’re just pushing into the time when the sauger will be on fire.” The Kentucky River is an up-and-coming sauger fishery. “We’ve been stocking them in all of the pools on the river,” Crosby said. “Any of the locks and dams on the river should have good sauger fishing.” The river is high and muddy right now, but

once the water recedes and clears, sauger start congregating in tailrace areas. “They were already starting to hit in the Kentucky River before the muddy water came,” Kinman said. “It should be good again when the river goes down.” The Ohio River is a perennial favorite among sauger anglers. “Folks are catching them already,” said Doug Henley, Ohio River biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “We just electro-fished at Markland Lock and Dam in Gallatin County, and saw quite a few fish up to 16 inches long with lots of 10 to 12 inchers.” Henley reports the river is up and muddy, but moderate for this time of year. “I’ve seen a lot worse in December,” he said. “When the snow melts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, it will come up some more. But the fish will still be around.” Meldahl Lock and Dam in Bracken County is a great place to fish for sauger from the bank. Throw a lime green, chartreuse or white curlytailed grub against the wall on the Kentucky side of the river and you’ll catch sauger. “McAlpine Lock and Dam near Louisville and Markland Lock and Dam near Vevay, Ind., are both excellent sauger fishing areas as well,” Crosby explained. “The best fishing at McAlpine and Markland is on the Indiana side.” Kentucky anglers may fish the Indiana bank of the main stem of Ohio River with a valid Kentucky

Trapping’s popularity is growing

fishing license. An Indiana fishing license is necessary on that side of the river if you’re fishing the tributaries or bays. Use a heavy leadhead jig to get the grub to the bottom, where sauger feed. Bring a lot of them, too, as the tailrace areas on the Ohio River are among the most snag-filled areas you’ll ever fish. Crappie minnows fished on a size 2 hook with a few split shot weights attached to the line catch winter sauger, as do small spoons. Small crankbaits with wisps of silver and chartreuse also work. If money is tight after Christmas — and you can’t get to a bowl game or the beach — try fishing in Kentucky instead.

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Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department FRANKFORT — Thousands of Kentuckians once trapped raccoons, beavers, mink, foxes and other furbearing animals. Trapping provided our ancestors with clothing, food and a source of income. But trapping fell by the wayside as people began moving from the farm to the city. Fur prices declined in the 1980s and thousands of people quit trapping. Kentucky trapping license sales plummeted from more than 7,000 in 1980 to about 600 in 1999. Now, trapping is making a comeback. “Back in the 1980s, a lot of people trapped for commercial reasons,” said Laura Patton, furbearer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Now people seem to be doing it for recreation, because they’ve retired and want a new hobby, or they’re taking their grandkids out.” Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, the United Trappers of Kentucky and the Fur Takers of Kentucky are all working to promote trapping. The organizations work together to offer trapping workshops for beginners, put licensed trappers in contact with landowners experiencing depredation problems, and educate people about the importance of trapping. Kentucky’s hunter education classes now include a trapping segment. The efforts seem to be working: Despite continued low fur prices, the number of licensed trappers in Kentucky is steadily rising. More than 1,800 trappers bought licenses last season, triple the number in 1999 and a 19 percent increase

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Many Kentuckians used to trap animals such as beavers, raccoons, mink and foxes. over the previous year. “I think now, more than ever, trappers are willing to mentor,” said Stacy White, president of the United Trappers of Kentucky. “I think they realize if we don’t teach it, it could pass on by without the next generation learning about this heritage.” White said trapping teaches a strong work ethic, commitment and responsibility — qualities that will serve kids their entire lives. Trappers must have extensive knowledge of wildlife and habitat in order to be successful, often spending days or weeks running a trap line. “I think there’s a sense of getting back to the real side of life, instead of all the electronics,” said White. “That’s one thing we push: Get out and do it. Don’t watch somebody else do it on TV.” Trapping can be a fun way to learn about the outdoors for kids and adults alike. But trapping can also help solve problems caused by wildlife, or aid wildlife restoration efforts. “Trapping is used for livestock depredation problems, aggressive species such as coyotes, beavers flooding roads, urban prob-

lems with raccoons and skunks, and otter damage around marinas,” Patton said. “We also use trapping for species restoration, such as with the river otter.” Non-lethal traps were used to capture river otters in Louisiana. The otters were then moved to Kentucky and released. During the state’s peregrine falcon restoration, traps controlled predators at one of the release sites. Trapping is also used to capture animals for biological research. For more information about learning to trap, go online to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Web site at fw.ky.gov. Under the “Hunting, Trapping & Wildlife” tab, click on “Furbearers and Trapping.” Trapping seasons are going on now throughout Kentucky. All trappers must purchase a Kentucky trapping license, including those trapping on their own land. Reducedprice trapping licenses are available for landowners and for youth trappers ages 15 and under. For complete trapping regulations, pick up a copy of the 2009-10 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide, available online at fw.ky.gov and wherever licenses are sold.

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Jan. 1: Chris Smithson and Ellie Smithson Jan. 2: William Martin Jan. 3: Erica Fackler, Kendall Mattingly, Kristi and Karla Mattingly, Tiffany Goins, Harold Fackler,

Blanche Davisson, Brenda Nash and Bob Shewmaker Jan. 5: Tasha Waddle Jan. 6: Gomer Pile and Bryan Dowell Jan. 7: Beth Pike and Joe Lambert

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ERICA FACKLER

Angela Dawn Lucas and David Lechleiter were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Catholic Church of the Epiphany in Louisville. The reception was held at Churchill Downs. Angela is the daughter of Frank and Monica Lucas of Brandenburg. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Joan Whelan of Brandenburg and Libby Lucas of Irvington, Ky. David is the son of James and Jane Lechleiter of Louisville. Maid of honor was Cara Garretson and Whitney Wilson was matron of honor. Best man was Jacob Lechleiter and James Lechleiter was groomsman. Officiants were Father Bill Martin and Father Anthony Chandler. The couple planned a honeymoon cruise during the Christmas holidays. The newlyweds are making their home in Louisville.

Birth

Avalynn Grace Sego

Todd and Dana Sego of Brandenburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Avalynn Grace Sego. Avalynn was born on Dec. 3, 2009, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Rob and Diana Haukom of Brandenburg and Susan Sego of Oldham County.

Mallory Powers, 10, a student at David T. Wilson Elementary School and daughter of Jason and Amanda Powers, donated a significant portion of her hair to Locks of Love. Powers said her mother had wanted her to have long hair for a long time, but she decided to surprise her mother with a hair cut. “When I finally just got a trim my mom was really happy,” she stated. “I told her ‘This is one of your Mother’s Day and birthday presents.’ She said ‘OK.’” She said she found it was too long, after she started wearing it in a French braid rather than straight, the way she liked it. They went to Darla’s Hair Studio where they heard the suggestion of donating the hair to the Locks of Love program, a non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged children with any medical condition or diagnosis that leads to hair loss. “I thought, well since it’s called Locks of Love it has to be for a good cause so I agreed,” Powers recalled. She said she and her mother would measure her hair every few months and Powers tried to figure out the new style her hair would take after the big cut. She decided on a chinlength bob and finally set the date for the cut — Dec. 23. “(I thought) that will be perfect because whoever it’s (going) to, I can write a note that says Merry Christmas and say I know it’s not Christmas but to me this is a Christmas present from me to you and I hope you like it. I (thought) that would make them super happy,” she stated. She said the decision to cut her hair in the name of charity is one that has made her “really happy” and her mom agrees. “I am just so very proud of her doing this,” her mother, Amanda Powers, said.

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