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Knox Sustainers help Haiti Submitted by 3d Sustainment Command (Exp.) Public Affairs

RIBBON CUTTING: Brandenburg Eye Associates re-opens its doors to the public.

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Volume 4, No. 19

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox’s 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) landed at Toussaint L’Ouverture Airport

in Port Au Prince Feb. 3, to support relief operations in Haiti. The group of Soldiers joined over 50 3d ESC members already on the ground forming Joint Logistics Command – Haiti, led by 3d ESC commander, Col. (P) Robin Akin.

The command is providing logistical expertise to the relief effort in the earthquake-ravaged country. About half of the 3d ESC’s Soldiers are now deployed to Haiti. Fort Knox resident and



Soldiers from 3d Sustainment Command sets up shop in Haiti.


Hole-in-one CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick announces his re-election campaign.

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RAFFLE: Ky. State Police department raffles off a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro (1LT Coupe).

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MCHS SWIM: Swim team notches 45 personal records at 3rd Region meet.

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Kenny Perry meets with MAC Gala’s VIPs before the event. Perry was the keynote speaker for the event which helped raise funds for a future health and fitness center in Meade County.

Despite winter weather, more than 300 people helped raise $40,000 at first annual MAC Gala MCHS BASKETBALL: Girls and boys basketball teams struggle with losing streaks.

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INDEX Business/Ag, A9 Classifieds, B6

By Ben Achtabowski Nearly 5 inches of snow covered the ground and temperatures dropped below freezing outside the Kentucky Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg on Tuesday, but inside there was a warm feeling of community. More than 300 people fought the outside elements to sup-

port the first annual Meade County Activities Center (MAC) Matters Gala. “I was really happy with the showing,” said MAC board member John Beavin. “With the frigid temperatures and the bad driving conditions people still came out. That truly is a testament to the community and how they want something like this.” The Gala included cocktails,

Road Crews clear the roads after Kentucky’s latest snowstorm which accumulated more than four inches of snow and below freezing temperatures.

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Outdoors, B9 TV Guide, B5 Viewpoints, A3 Youth, B8

dinner, auctions, and special guest and keynote speaker PGA Tour star Kenny Perry. Perry, who grew up in Franklin, Ky., just helped his hometown build a Boys and Girls Club and understood the importance of the community’s involvement. “I’ve been a big part of getting the Boys and Girls Club in Franklin,” Perry said. “For me it

Six die on Ky. roads last week Submitted by Kentucky State Police FRANKFORT — Preliminary statistics indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Feb. 1 through

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. Four of the crashes involved motor vehicles and three of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boyd, Hopkins, Laurel and Pulaski counties.

One scooter involved fatal crash occurred in Letcher county and the victim was not wearing a helmet. One pedestrian involved in a crash occurred in Spencer county.


brought back a lot of memories. They are doing the same thing we were doing. It’s a close-knit community.” After dinner and dessert, Perry spoke about his path of becoming a professional golfer and elated the crowd with humorous anecdotal stories of life on the tour.

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Gov. announces $2.1 mill. broadband grant Submitted by Gov’s Communication Office FRANKFORT — In an effort to expand the availability and use of broadband services throughout the state, Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Kentucky has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to fund broadband mapping and planning. The State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program, administered by the federal Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information

Administration (NTIA), is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “High-speed Internet access is a vital tool for economic development, education and job creation,” said Gov. Beshear. “This grant is a major step toward increasing Internet services in unserved or underserved areas in the Commonwealth so that all Kentuckians have access to the world through connectivity.” NTIA has awarded the



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Meade County, yet again, was blasted by snow on Monday and Tuesday. With snow accumulations reaching more than 4 inches, Meade County Schools and other activities were canceled. Many children took advantage of the day off by frolicking in the new blanket of snow.






CLOCKWISE (from right): Skylar Barr, Kodee Barr, Josie Fackler and Allie Fackler build a snowman that stood more than 8-feet tall. John O’Bryan clears a driveway on Donna Drive in Brandenburg. Mimi Honaker (left) and Emma Howard play in the snow on Tuesday. THE NEWS STANDARD/CHARLOTTE FACKLER AND SUE CUMMINGS

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Gala From page A1 “I beat Tiger Woods at pingpong,” Perry said, laughing about his experience on the 2009 Ryder Cup championship USA team. “He has no pingpong game. And Lefty (Phil Mickelson) has a dirty mouth on him.” Perry’s unusual path to the professional rankings was greatly due to his diligence and the community support of his hometown. “He came from a small town like Brandenburg,” Beavin said. “During his career he had to work hard toward his goals and he didn’t reach them until very late into his career. He had a lot of patience and kept working

hard. That’s a lot of the same qualities we’re going to need to get this project done.” The event collected nearly $40,000, which included open and silent auctions that raised $19,500. “We doubled our goal,” Beavin said. “You can’t be any happier than that.” But this is only the beginning for MAC. After officially forming in June of 2009, the project has put together a public forum at the Meade County High School and an elegant gala in only a few months. “The next step is get some financial perspective,” said MAC board member Jason Sutton. “Now we want to collect information and get how much money we’re going to need and where we actually want to put the building.

But challenges still lie ahead for the community and MAC. “They have to be committed to it,” Perry said. “People have to step up. It’s not going to be easy. It’s basically about raising money. People are going to have to dig into their pockets and help out a good cause. It’s amazing how much money you can raise from a small town. But from who I’ve met here, it shouldn’t be a problem.” The Gala event won’t be the last that MAC will hold. “I think events like this shows that people want a activities center,” Beavin said. “We really wanted to put on a quality event. We want an event where if you missed it, you’re not going to want to miss the next one. I think we accomplished that.”


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Kentucky State Police raffle off 2010 Camaro Submitted by Kentucky State Police The Kentucky State Police are rolling out a classic ‘60s muscle car updated for the 21st Century for their Trooper Island fund-raising raffle this year: the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Tickets are $10 each and are available from any state police post or by sending a check for $10 per ticket and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Kentucky State Police, Media Relations Branch, 919 Versailles Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601. Checks should be made out to Trooper Island. Only 20,000 tickets will be


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Friday, February 12, 2010

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‘Reciprocal’ re-run puts students on loop Jim Waters Bluegrass Beacon I don’t believe in reincarnation. Neither did Yogi Berra. But it felt like “déjà vu all over again” to him. What’s happening in Corbin feels that way to me, too. Once again, hardworking Kentucky families and their children must pay the price for an expensive — but failing — school district. A longstanding reciprocal agreement between the Corbin Independent School District and the Knox County Public Schools has ended. The agreement allowed children living in either district to transfer to the neighboring district with state Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) money to follow. Parents don’t want it to end. Students don’t want it to end. The community doesn’t want it to end. The Corbin Board of Education doesn’t want it to end. Even some parents from the Knox County district don’t want it to end.

Misguided priorities of large school systems have led to the demise of the reciprocal agreements, aided and abetted by state laws allowing any school district involved in such agreements to end them for any reason. Add to this equation of failure: Kentucky, unlike most other states, does not have options — like charter schools — for escaping lousy school systems. And I suspect Knox County board members believe Frankfort’s leftists, teacher unions, politicians and head “educrats” will back the decision. They always have. It’s déjà vu all over again. The only hope is that the new education commissioner, Terry Holliday, might quit playing political patty-cake with the education establishment long enough to have a meeting with Kentucky Board of Education chairman Joe Brothers that would have only one agenda item: What’s best for families and students in this situation? They could fix this — if they wanted. More déjà vu: In each of these situations, parents were not the naïve and unsophisticated ogres that edu-

cation elitists portray them to be. Some parents apparently found out about the sizeable graduation-rate gap between Knox Central and Corbin High schools. Using the formula that the Kentucky Department of Education is getting ready to use — because the state auditor determined the current one highly inflates graduation rates — more than nine in 10 Corbin High students graduate while one in three Knox students don’t. Perhaps they also found out about the 2.6-point difference in ACT Composite scores — a sizeable gap — between juniors at Corbin High School and those at Knox Central High School. But even if these academic gaps didn’t exist, parents should always have the right to make choices about their children’s education. And in déjà vu-like fashion, you will hear that from me over and over again. Jim Waters is director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Reach him at Read previously published columns at www.

‘Taxpayer Transparency Act’ to make state government spending records searchable Carroll Gibson Senator’s Update This week the Senate passed legislation designed to increase transparency across Kentucky government, open the primary election process to more voters, and aid crime victims in their efforts to recover stolen property. We passed Senate Bill 40 known as the “Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2010.” This important bill requires the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government to place their spending records into a searchable database available on the internet. The database would be updated monthly. The information would include the amount and description of the spending, along with any documentation available

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you are an independent, you must be registered no later than Dec. 31 immediately preceding the primary. This assures that those voters are committed independents, and are not doing something to inappropriately influence the primary of a party in bad faith. There are a large number of individuals presently registered as either Republican or Democrat who in fact, consider themselves independents. There is no reason that a person should be forced to register with a party whose philosophy they do not concur with just to be allowed to participate in the political process. The Senate also passed Senate Bill 123, designed to help those victimized by crime to recover stolen property. It establishes a central database operated by the Kentucky State Police where pawnbrokers will register all liens and purchases. In 2008 the val-

ue of all property stolen in the Commonwealth of Kentucky through larceny, burglary, motor vehicle theft, etc. was over $130 million. Of that sum, only $34 million in property was recovered. Hopefully, SB 123 will help to curb this serious loss to Kentucky residents. I would also like to add that the annual pro-life rally took place this week and I was heartened and proud to see how many supporters came to the capitol to join myself and other legislators in speaking up for the rights of the unborn. I look forward to hearing from you throughout the upcoming session. I would urge you to contact me by calling the Legislative Message Line at 800-372-7181 or going online at www.lrc. Senator Gibson represents the 5th Senate District, which includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hancock, Hart, Larue, and Meade counties.

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electronically. It is my hope that this will allow you and other citizens to receive greater insight into how your government is spending your tax dollars. As you might have seen in the news, the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties have been under heavy criticism for spending funds on many dubious and outrageous expenses. As a result, the Senate passed Senate Bill 87 to extend similar public disclosure requirements as both organizations are funded by dues from local governments. The bill also requires an annual audit of each group’s finances. Shifting to another policy area, the Senate also addressed the electoral process this week with Senate Bill 53. This bill allows independent voters to vote in either the Democratic or Republican Party primaries. To assure integrity in the process, if

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So, who’s left? Oh, yeah — money, power and control. The agreement is ending because those entrusted with educating Knox County children worry more about propping up an ineffective system than asking: “Hmmmm. Why do 169 students want to transfer out of our district?” For Knox Co. board member Sam Watts, it’s all about protecting the system. “I hate it for the parents who sent their kids over (to Corbin), but I feel it’s the best decision for the Knox County school system,” he told the Times-Tribune. Compare that with parent Thusann Hensley’s letter to that paper’s editor: “Our government is suppose to always do what is best for the children, so therefore I feel this is a time that those who make the rules and regulations have failed our children.” It’s déjà vu all over again: Parents took on the system in Breathitt County and Calloway County and lost, too. In all three counties, reciprocal agreements ended because one district had more students — and state money — going out than coming in.


Grappling with budget options, attending committee meetings and working with constituent groups kept the Kentucky House of Representatives busy this fifth week of the legislative session. Bills are starting to move out of the House with some speed as more are passing out of committees. There was much discussion on the House floor as a bill that would ban text messaging by drivers of all ages and cell phone use by drivers under age 18 passed by an 80-16 vote. Violators of House Bill 43 would face a fine between $20 and $100 for each offense beginning in 2011. The bill would also require young violators with driver’s permits or intermediate driver’s licenses to wait an additional six months before applying for their permanent operator’s license. House Bill 43 would allow drivers to use cell phones in emergencies. It would also allow texting by emergency personnel as part of their official duties, texts to report illegal activity, or texts to summon help in an emergency. The legislation passed by a vote of 80-16 and now goes to the Senate for consideration. Children with severe psychiatric disorders who must now be treated out of state because of a lack of options in Kentucky could return home under a bill that cleared the House this week. House Bill 231 would create a new level of licensed psychiatric residential treatment facilities for specialneeds Kentucky children now being cared for in states as far away as Utah and Texas. The bill would set requirements for operation of the facilities, which could be located across the Commonwealth by qualifying applications. House Bill 231 passed by a unanimous vote of 94-0 and now heads to the Senate. The Kentucky House passed legislation creating a new standard-issue license plate with the nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.” House Bill 100 would make the plate available to all drivers at no extra cost. If the measure becomes law, drivers would be allowed to choose either the “In God We Trust” plate or the current standard issue “Unbridled Spirit” plate. The bill passed the House on a vote of 93-1. House Bill 35, which passed by a vote of 8510, would give Kentucky judges discretion in considering punishment for those who fail to pay courtordered restitution. Cur-


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rently judges are required to revoke driving privileges of convicted thieves who fail to make their payment. Lawmakers realized an unintended consequence of legislation passed last year which prohibits the person from being able to drive to their workplace was that the person was then no able to earn money for the restitution. House Bill 35 would allow the judge to decide if the license should be revoked instead of mandating that action. Another bill the House passed this week addresses wage discrimination. House Bill 133 prohibits wage discrimination against a person of the opposite sex who is paid less for doing a job of comparable worth. The legislation passed by a vote of 88-7. House Bill 217 would give Kentucky auto dealers an opportunity to reclaim the franchise they lost in the auto industry’s economic downfall. The bill would apply to anyone trying to set up a new dealership in the same area where a previous dealership was closed by automakers like General Motors and Chrysler who closed hundreds of its dealerships around the country. Under House Bill 217, the new dealership would have to be offered first to the dealer who had his franchise closed as part of the downsizing. It would apply to any effort to start a new dealership within a 10mile radios from the former dealership. It passed the House 98-0. This week House Leadership helped kick off a rally to announce that special “Donate Life” license plates could soon be available. The Second Chance at Life organization, comprised primarily of Kentucky organ recipients and donor family members, received approval from the Kentucky Department of Transportation for a specialty license plate to promote organ donation. The group must secure 900 applications before the plate will be manufactured. The public can download the license plate application by going to or The application must be accompanied by a $25 check and mailed to the address on the form. You can stay informed of legislative action on bills of interest to you this session by logging onto the Legislative Research Commission website at www. or by calling the LRC toll-free Bill Status Line at 866-840-2835. To find out when a committee meeting is scheduled, you can call the LRC toll-free Meeting Information Line at 800-633-9650. I look forward to serving you in Frankfort in the busy session weeks ahead.


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Ermon Durbin and Cheryl Dubin to Robert E. Cummings, Lot 1 of Farris Meadows, deed tax $18. Teresa Livers to Michael Chatman Livers, Tracts 25, 26, 27, and 28 of Dead Horse Hollow Estates, deed tax $26. Teresa Livers to Michael Chatman Livers, property located in Meade County. Teresa Livers to Michael Chatman, Lot 11 of Dead Horse Hollow Estates. Joseph Don Cecil to Dan A. Reson, property located in Meade County, deed tax $67.50. Roy David Bailey and Virginia D. Bailey to Charles E. Foushee and Jennifer K. Foushee, Parcel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of The Bailey Farm, deed tax $144. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, an Officer of the United States of America, to Bradley Bickett, 65 Nuthatch Court, Vine Grove, Ky.

Quit Claim Deeds None This Week.

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2/1/10 Janice Miller, pole barn, $82.50. 2/1/10 Jeff Nott, single family dwelling, $209. 2/1/10 Nancy Davis, single family dwelling, $207. 2/3/10 Chasidy Bennett, single wide ’87, $100. 2/3/10 Fashion Floors, commercial storage, $248.40.

Septic Permits

1/27/10 Jeff Nott/Garland Brown, 581 Ritchie Drive, Brandenburg

Retail Food Establishment Report

1/22/10 St. Mary’s Bingo, 110 Hwy 376, Payneville. 100 percent food service. 1/25/10 Uncle Dave’s Tavern, 435 Flaherty Road, Ekron. 86 percent food service. No food in establishment at time of inspection. Will be next week before food will be served. No test for sanitizer, county water available. Establishment required to hook-up. Lid missing/poor repair on grease trap, outer opening unprotected in back storage room. 1/28/10 Rock Inn Tavern, 139 Tip Top Road, Vine Grove. 98 percent food service. Hair restraints need to be worn at all times, while in food. Lights lack shield in food preparation area. 2/1/10 Midway Kwik Stop, 4950 Hwy 79, Brandenburg. Follow up inspection. 97 percent food service, 99 percent retail service. Food service: no hair restraints worn in food preparation area, cutting board at small preparation cooler in poor repair. Retail Service: build up on counter by drink machine. No hot water at hand sink in back was corrected. 2/2/10 31W Express, 4005 Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh. Follow up inspection. 92 percent retail service, 97 percent food service. Retail service: out of date allergy medicine was corrected. Build up in retail microwave, light not working in walk-in. Food Service: no hair restraint worn in food preparation area, cutting board in poor repair at preparation cooler. 2/2/10 Dodge Store, 3045 Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh. 96 percent on food and retail service. Food service: serving utensils improperly stored at hot case, no hair restraint worn in food preparation area. Retail Service: retail ice scoop improperly stored, build upon shelf by ice bin. Both: build up on floors. Floor tiles in poor repair, ceiling vents unclean. 2/2/10 Dollar General Store, 8305 Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh. 90 percent retail service. Follow up inspection. Dented cans found, corrected. No conspicuous thermometer in cold unit, outer opening unprotected. 2/4/10 Watts Food Mart, 304 North Dixie Hwy Muldraugh. 96 percent food service. Outer opening unprotected, back door. 2/4/10 Pizza Hut, 102 South Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh. 94 percent food service. Build up inside microwave, build up on counter by drink machine, build up in bottom of preparation cooler, leak at hand sink in women’s restroom, hand sink in front area unclean, water on floors. 2/4/10 Muldraugh Elementary, 256 Wendell Street, Muldraugh. 100 percent food service.

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1/24/10 1:55 p.m. Dalton M. Cain of Battletown, driving a 1991 Dodge, was making a left turn onto Old Ekron road form the Bypass. Rachel P. Smith of Brandenburg, driving a 1993 Honda, was trav-

eling Northbound on the Bypass. Cain failed to yield right of way to Smith and turned into her. Cain’s vehicle received minor damage. Smith’s vehicle had moderate damage. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10004 was filed by Officer Young. 1/29/10 3:22 p.m. Leanna K. Schrader of Brandenburg, driving a 2006 KIA Motors Corp, was at the stop sign at the Meade County Bank side of the road waiting to cross the Bypass. Justin L. Waters of Rhodelia, driving a 1994 Chevrolet, was traveling southbound on the bypass, when Schrader pulled out in front of Waters on the Bypass, causing Waters to strike the left side of Shrader. Severe damage was done to Shrader’s vehicle, minor damage was done to Water’s. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10005 was filed by Officer Young.

Meade County Sheriff Department 1/27/10 11:47 a.m. Patty J. Wheaton of Vine Grove, driving a 2008 International School Bus, was backing from Viers Lane onto Viers Court to turn around and struck a vehicle parked on the side of Viers Court in the driver’s side door. Very minor damage was done to Wheaton’s vehicle. Minor to moderate damage was done to the parked car. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0030 was filed by Officer Hendley. 1/30/10 3:31 p.m. Thomas J. Prather of Payneville, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, was driving west on KY 144. Prather stated a truck pulling a bobcat on a trailer passed him and slush from the road flew up on his windshield, it startled h9im and he thinks he hit the brakes and it caused him to skid sideways and he ran off the roadway and struck a road sign. Minor damage was done to the driver’s door and running board. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0032 was filed by Officer Hendley. 1/31/10 2:19 p.m. Evan J. Taylor of Vine Grove, driving a 2000 Ford Ranger, stated that he was north on KY 1882 and a jeep was traveling south on 1882 an the jeep was on Taylor’s side of the road. Taylor tried to get over and when he did he lost control and tit the earth embankment and the vehicle rolled 3 times before coming to a rest on its top. Taylor stated that the jeep stopped to check on them but left the scene. Severe damage was done to Taylor’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0033 was filed by Officer Hendley. 2/3/10 8:10 a.m. Emily R. McMurry of Vine Grove, driving a 2001 Dodge Neon, and Tara L. Monchilovich of Ekron, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, were driving west on KY 448 (Brandenburg Road) approaching the intersection of KY 1736. Monchilovich slowed for another vehicle which was parked partially in the roadway. McMurry failed to stop and stuck Monchilovich in the rear end. Moderate damage was done to McMurry’s vehicle. Very minor damage was done to Monchilovich’s. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0034 was filed by Officer Ponder.

District Court 1/27/10 Amanda Lee Vincent, 34, speeding 17mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to notify address change to department of transportation- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. George Timothy Jupin, 48, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Casey Dowell, 21, traffic in marijuana, less than 8 oz., 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. April C. Bruce, 18, truancy – student 18 but no yet 21- dismiss per judge. David Nam Allen, 47, disregarding traffic control device; operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; carrying a concealed deadly weapon- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. Kimberly Ann Noble, 41, reckless driving; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, etc. 2nd offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Ronald Eugene Aubrey Jr., 33, speeding 19mph over limit; driving on DUI suspended license, 1st offense, aggravator; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 3rd offensepled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. James Robert Stiverson, 34, use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense; possess controlled substance, 1st degree, 2nd or great offense.


Michael Hammack, 33, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- continued first appearance, failure to appear. Jean Renee Shaw, 44, 3 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 2/10/10. William Henry Alexander, 38, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Kim Blanford, 38, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Herman E. Nibet, 57, 11 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500continued first appearance, failure to appear. Jason R. Mathis, 22, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- continued first appearance 2/10/10. Bettie C. Stinson, 43, improper passing; failure of owner maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Antonio D. Ferguson, 22, speeding 10mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to surrender revoked operators license- continued first appearance, failure to appear. Billie Jean Mitchell, 28, speeding 19mph over limit; failure to produce insurance card- continued first appearance, failure to appear. Antonia Wallace, 26, speeding 15mph over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operators license-continued first appearance, failure to appear. Charles J. Price, 29, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- continued first appearance 2/24/10. Karen M. McCullough, 19, speeding 10mph over limit- pled guilty $20 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security, 1st offense- dismiss with proof. Rachel Lynn McCullaugh, 28, flagrant non support- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 2/10/10. Tommie Ray Humphrey, 32, flagrant non support- pled not guilty, 2/10/10. Elbert J. Cottrell, 20, traffic in controlled substance within 1000 yards of school; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 2/3/10. Sarah Levene Kenley, 26, traffic in controlled substance within 1000 yards of school- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 2/3/10. Terry Lee Howell, 47, burglary, 2nd degree- pled not guilty, preliminary hearing 2/3/10. Ronald M. Raley, 19, non support- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Susan D. Vargas, 32, 2 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. Michelle L. Rodgers, 23, assault 4th degree, no visible injurypled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. Dennis Gal Fortner, 64, assault 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injury- bond for 2/3/10. Shirley Man Pipes, 59, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Zachery C. Willett, 18, traffic in marijuana, less than 8 oz- 1st offense; person less than 18 enter premises to purchase alcohol- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Tressie L. Jecker, 18, 2 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 3/3/10. James Roger Lasley, 52, 2 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/24/10. Thomas R. Zimmerman, 45, assault 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injury- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/3/10. Ernest Wayne Popham, 28, 2 counts of assault 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injurypled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Betty H. Simpson, 75, failure to produce insurance card- pled not guilty, pretrial conference 2/10/10. Ian M. Bailey, 19, speeding 20mph over/greater limit- pled guilty $40; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense. Debra House, 52, speeding 15mph over limit- pled guilty, $30 fine; license to be in possessiondismiss with proof. Rocco J. Addesa, 21, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance- pled not guilty, 2/3/10. Zachery C. Willett, 18, no/expired registration plates; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense; license to be in possession- pretrial conference 2/10/10.

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Billy Joe Rowley, 50, no license in possession- pled guilty, $50 fine. Amy M. Moore, 36, 13 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500- continued first appearance, failure to appear. Sandra Ros Sally, 43, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail 2 years probation. Troy R. Britt, 47, speeding 14mph over limit; display/possession of cancelled/fictitious operator; operating vehicle with expired operators license- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Patrick W. Kullman III, 20, possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 3/3/10. Byron Christophe Lewis, 27, non support- pretrial conference 2/3/10. Kacy Marie Clemens, 23, possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 3/31/10, jury trial 4/9/10. Brandon G. Kinney, 23, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pretrial conference, failure to appear. Anna M. Guojardo, 20, theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pretrial conference, failure to appear. Johnny Lee Watson, 46, assault 4th degree, domestic violence, no visible injury- pretrial conference 2/3/10. Christopher James Stephanian, 45, 2 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500- pled guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation. Nicole Marie Perry, 35, use/ possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Larry Dale Knott, 49, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense; possession of marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 210/10. Heather Thomas, 22, carrying a concealed deadly weapon; use/ possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Chiquito Concepcin, 43, speeding 13mph over limit- dismiss/merged; failure to produce insurance card- pled guilty 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- pled guilty, 30 days probated after 2 days jail 2 years pro-

bation, KAPS/ADE, $200 fine. William Henry Alexander, 38, operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; operating vehicle with expired operators license- final pretrial conference 5/5/10, jury trial 5/14/10. 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, 2nd or greater offense; improper registration plate- pretrial conference 2/17/10. Sean T. Murphy, 44, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1sxt offense; no/expired registration plates; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt- pretrial conference 4/7/10. Alberto Millan Gonzalez, 22, speeding 19mph over limit- pled guilty $38 fine; no operators/moped license- pled guilty $50 fine. Christopher R. Williams, 26, non support- pled guilty, 12 months probated for 2 years. Clayton Wagers, 24, alcohol intoxication in a public place; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Jonathon Herbert Kolar, 23, reckless driving; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, etc. 1st offense- pretrial con-

ference 2/17/10. David Ray Simpson Jr., 31, reckless driving; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- pretrial conference 2/3/10. Lionel A. Ditto Jr., 24, no/ expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receiptdismiss with proof; no license in possession- pled guilty $50 fine. Christi Marie Calhoon, 37, 5 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500pretrial conference 2/3/10. James Roger Lasley, 52, 5 counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $500pretrial conference 2/24/10. Angela Jeannette Fowler, 41, operating motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense- to enter plea 2/10/10. Joshua A. McManama, 18, failure to notify address change to department of transportation; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; speeding 26mph over/ greater limit; reckless driving; possession of marijuana; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Joshua A. McManama, 18, speeding 15mph over limit; license to be in possession; failure to produce insurance card- pretrial conference 2/10/10.

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Meade County Girls Slow Pitch Softball Summer Recreational League SIGN-UP Where: When: Who: Prices:

Meade County Courthouse Lobby Starting January 30th, Every Saturday morning 9 a.m. til noon. Girls ages 5-18. All skill levels. $40 for the first girl, $30 for the second, $20 each additional girl. (Multi-girl applies to same household)

What to bring: Copy of Birth Certificate. Make check payable to: Meade County Girls Softball Questions: KellySmith (270) 668-7298 or email

NEWS Kerrick seeks to continue Grant office as Meade Co. sheriff

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Friday, February 12, 2010

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Submitted press release I, William “Butch� Kerrick, Sheriff of Meade County, am announcing my candidacy for re-election as the Republican candidate for your sheriff of Meade County. I have lived in Meade County most of my entire life, raised my family here, and I am proud to be a part of this community. I have devoted my entire career to being a law enforcement officer. I have the experience, open-mindedness, integrity and vision to meet the future challenges that face the sheriff’s department and our community. I have 38 total career years in law enforcement, three years, and presently serving, as your Meade County sheriff, 16 years serving with Jefferson County/Louisville Metro Police, 17 years with the Muldraugh Police Department, 13 years served

as chief of police, and two years with the West Point Police Department. I am a graduate form the Police Academy with the Department of Criminal Justice in Richmond, Ky., have completed both Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky university classes with a degree in Police Administration, have completed numerous courses given by the Department of Justice, have completed Command

Decision courses for Supervisory experience, and am a Certified First Responder with Automatic Electronic Defibrillator training. I have received many honors and achievements during my long career as a law enforcement officer. In my past campaign for sheriff, I stated that I am not a politician; I am a career law enforcement officer. I believe that I have taken the politics out of the sheriff’s department, and I hope that you, the citizens of Meade County feel that myself and my department have served you with fairness, integrity and professionalism. I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve as your sheriff for the past three years. I hope that I have proven myself to you, and I am asking for your vote, in my effort for reelection as your sheriff of Meade County.

Anticipatory grief: When you know the death of a loved one is nearing Jennifer Bridge Family & Consumer Science Upon learning your mother has Alzheimer’s disease or you have terminal cancer, you may find yourself feeling hollow over a loss that has not yet occurred. The anxiety and dread you feel is a normal reaction to the anticipation of loss. What you are feeling is called anticipatory grief. Anticipatory grief is normal mourning that occurs when you or someone you care about is expected to die. Depending on the illness, such grief could last from months to many years. The slow decline can be a heavy burden. A whirl of emotions surrounds anticipatory grief because you know and come to expect that a person you care about is going to die. You do not know when, nor do you have control over when, the death will take place. People also suffer with thoughts and anxiety about what they will feel like when the person they

Deaths From page A1 Through Feb. 7, preliminary statistics* indicate that 63 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 10 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2009. There were 55 motor vehicle fatalities and 32 of those victims

Haiti From page A1

Austin, Minn. native Maj. Chad Nangle was one of the first 3d ESC Soldiers on the ground in Haiti. Nangle says that the first large group of ESC Soldiers who arrived in Haiti built the JLC task organization, established the initial coordination and relationships with other governmental agencies, and the other military services and established the JLC Headquarters at the airport. That was just the beginning. The first group of Sol-

care about is gone. Such suspense is agonizing — it torments you and overwhelms your thoughts. Anticipatory grief has many of the same symptoms of grief experienced after a death has occurred. Such symptoms include: feeling disconnected and alone; depression; weight loss; sleeping problems; nervous behaviors; fatigue; denial; mood swings; forgetfulness; disorganized and confused behavior; anger; and bouts of crying In tune to a society that teaches us to be quiet about our grief, and so as to not upset anyone, many individuals hold back their overwhelming emotions in order to be “strong.� Holding back feelings and pain depletes energy and leaves a person even more exhausted and unable to handle the cards that have been dealt. To heal and move forward, it is very important to face anticipatory grief. Healing will involve a process that takes self-honesty and soul searching. One way to face grief is by allowing yourself to cry. Tears can be an emotional release. Tears can also help

bring people together as crying often evolves into sharing your story with others, and they with you. Keeping a journal to track your thoughts and feelings is another way to face your grief. Journaling helps you identify what you feel and may make it easier to tell someone about your experience. If you do not have a friend with whom you can talk, there are church leaders, health care workers, counselors, and support group facilitators and participants who will lend a caring ear. Pulling from your own inner strengths can be a powerful mechanism for healing. Use your intelligence, skills, and hobbies to your advantage and prepare yourself for the variations in intensity of your emotions as you prepare to move forward. Anticipatory grief symptoms are a big deal. Taking charge of your symptoms today will help you be better prepared for the road to come. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

were not wearing seat belts. Seven pedestrians have been killed. Seven crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. One crash involved a scooter. A total of 12 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and

should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

diers also worked with the Navy and the Coast Guard to reopen Haiti’s main port, moved the JLC headquarters to another part of the airport, established two logistics hubs away from the airport, and planned for a two-week World Food Program surge currently underway. All that was accomplished before the main group of ESC Soldiers even arrived. After an initial deployment of several key ESC leaders in the days following Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, 41 more 3d ESC Soldiers arrived in Haiti on Jan. 29. “That first group that came in gave us the necessary staff that was able to

begin establishing commodities management,� said Nangle. As for the arrival of the main group, Nangle added, “That’s staff augmentation that will allow us to go 24 hours a day.� Less than six months after returning from a 15-month deployment handling the logistics mission for the entire Iraqi Theater, the 3d ESC finds itself in Haiti, not supporting a war effort, but rather a humanitarian mission. Nangle feels that the unit is up to the task. “Although it’s different than what we did downrange in Iraq, the systems and processes we use are the same,� said Nangle.

*These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

Meade County Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Submitted by the Meade County Lions Club The Meade County Lions Club is having a pancake breakfast at the Homeplate Restaurant on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. Bring the entire family for breakfast

at this “Pancakes for Your Sweetheart� event. Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. Door prizes include a GPS and $100 in cash. Proceeds benefit Meade County residents who need financial assistance for eyeglasses.

Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) approximately $1.6 million for broadband data collection and mapping activities over a twoyear period and $500,000 for broadband planning of improvements and expansion activities over a fiveyear period. “Broadband data collection is an integral step toward our final goal, which is to ensure that all regions, citizens and businesses have the tools available to them to compete in the 21st century economy,� said Jonathan Miller, secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet. “The results of this reporting and planning process will leave us better equipped to move our state and our citizens forward to keep pace with technology.� The process of evaluating the current accessibility of high-speed Internet access in the state will occur in three phases: the collection of existing broadband services, verification of the collected

data and the reporting of the results to the NTIA. Specifically, the statewide assessment will include data on the availability, speed, location and technology type of broadband services. Kentucky’s report will be included in a comprehensive, interactive, searchable national broadband map that NTIA is required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create and make publicly available by Feb. 17, 2011. Information will be collected from public and private broadband providers throughout the state by Michael Baker Corporation, a nationally recognized engineering firm specializing in geographic information systems (GIS) mapping. Michael Baker Corporation has also mapped broadband availability in California and North Carolina. The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) in cooperation with state universities and community colleges will verify and field audit the collected information to ensure accuracy. The Kentucky universities and community colleges have the expertise and resources to perform the verification of the State

Broadband Data and Development Grant Program. Murray State University and the University of Louisville will lead the effort. “We are pleased to see the expertise and resources of Kentucky’s postsecondary system being used to benefit the Commonwealth on this critical project,� said CPE president Robert King. “Broadband Internet access for all is a prerequisite to lifelong learning.� In 2004, the Commonwealth of Kentucky began a mission to accelerate the growth of technology. The intent was to enhance support of community and economic development, improve healthcare, enhance education and provide more effective government. In order to meet this mission, the Commonwealth entered into an agreement with an outside provider to create and maintain a statewide broadband map. At the time, Kentucky was one of the first states to have such a far-reaching initiative. While the project fulfilled the requirements at the time, updates are necessary due to the ever-changing technology, growth of households and expansion of broadband providers.

Doe Run Inn Valentine’s Day Special!!

Doe Run Inn will have a very special Valentine’s Day Buffet on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day. It will include a carving station with roasted top round, jumbo peel & eat shrimp, herb & Dijon encrusted pork loin, and a host of other entrees, desserts, sides, and salad choices. Download the menu from our website at or from our Facebook fan page. Reservations are strongly suggested.


To the voters of Meade County: I, Harry Craycroft, am seeking re-election for Meade County Judge Executive. It has been my pleasure to serve in this position for the past three years. Listed below are some of our accomplishments during this term: •We have not increased your property taxes •We have saved $304,000 of your tax dollars by reissuing jail bonds •We have lowered the inventory tax •We have saved over $100,000 of your tax dollars be changing the ambulance vehicle purchase policy •We have greatly reduced a $720,000 solid waste debt. Further details on the above accomplishments will follow later. These savings have been accomplished through three major disasters and an economic downturn. I would like to ask for your support so that we can continue to move Meade County ahead in a positive direction. Paid for by Bobby Skaggs, Campaign Treasurer for Harry Craycroft

Meade County Baseball Association 2010 SIGN-UPS Cal Ripken Baseball (ages 4 - 12) Babe Ruth Baseball (ages 13 - 15)


Feb. 13 & 20 & 27 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Meade County Courthouse. 1 child ...................... $55 2 children .............. $85 3 or more .............. $100 After March 14, a $20 late sign-up fee applies:

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Alfred E. “Sleepy” Sutherland

Mr. Alfred E. “Sleepy” Sutherland, 80, of Payneville, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Sutherland was retired from International Harvester, a member of the United Auto Workers Union and loved to watch old Western movies. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Sutherland and a sister, Leona Frans. Mr. Sutherland is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wanda Sutherland, six children, Margarett Ann (Wayne) Poole, Brandenburg, Sandy (Ricky) Smith, Guston, Tina (Pat) Boebert, St. Petersburg, Fla., Lynn Sutherland, Vine Grove, Ky., Lisa (Tommy) Brock, Wolf Creek, Ky., Ashley Clark, Payneville, a Sister, Mildred Goetch, Sherman, Texas, 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb., 13, from the chapel of Hager Funeral Home, with Dr. Jammie Vance, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. tomorrow. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or to Hosparus of Central Kentucky. Online condolences at

Ronald Alan Baker

Mr. Ronald Alan Baker, 58, of Muldraugh, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by a daughter and sonin-law, Jannel Elderidge and Doug Dodson. He is survived by his exwife, Maryanne Greer, Calvert City, Ky.; five children, Christina (Tab) Phillips, Louisville, Rebecca (Jeremiah) Troutman, Battletown, Jessica Baker, Ronald Alan Baker, Jr., Calvert City, Ky. and Buffy (Courtney) Cummins, Commerce, Texas; five grandchildren, James Wolf, Anna Troutman, Kimberlea Baker, Michael and Selena Phillips; a brother, Anthony Baker, Tulare, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Debbie Watts, Muldraugh; and a brother-in-law, James Schafer, Louisville. Inurnment will be Feb.16 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, Ky. Arrangements were handle by Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg.

Ruth A. Jones Ruth A. Jones, 85, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at her home. Ruth was a retired cashier at Kroger. She was a member of Radcliff United Methodist Church, Lioness Club, Radcliff Homemakers, and the Square Dancers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Ray Jones. She is survived by three brothers, Raymond Akridge and his wife Helena of Hodgenville, Ky., Lonza Akridge and his wife Sally of Greenville, Ind. and Earl Akridge of La Grange, Ky.; two sisters, Imo Jean Feger and her husband Bill of Louisville, and Lula Murray of Topeka, Kan.; and her special care givers, Mary Downey, Melissa Metcalf, Cheri Horn, Donna Snyder, Mary Wortham, Hallie Ray and Renee Riddle. The funeral service was held Feb. 11 at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Rev. Arthur S. Leach officiating. Burial was held in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Online condolences at

Tammy Lynn Johnson Tammy Lynn Johnson, 44, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at her home in Radcliff, Ky. She was a member of Stithton Baptist Church, the Radcliff Men and Women’s Softball League and was an avid collector of dolphins. She was preceded in death by her father Harold H. Johnson. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Harper Johnson of Radcliff, Ky.; a brother, Harold Dean Johnson of Radcliff, Ky.; a nephew, Harold Dean Johnson Jr.; and a niece, Samantha “Sami” Basham. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., today, Friday Feb. 12, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. with Bro. Johnny Benham officiating. Burial will be in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Visitation will be held, today, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences at

Edward Peach Edward Peach, 81, Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Woodland Terrace Healthcare Center. Mr. Peach was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Peach and a daughter, Carolyn Otis. Mr. Peach is survived by three grandchildren, Joey (Cynthia) Vincent, Elizabethtown, Alisha Crutcher, Dothen, Ala., Melissa (Jason) Short, Opp, Ala.; four great grandchildren, Chase, Chelcee, Tyler-Jay, Kara Lynn, his beloved companion, Lorene Tarrance, Elizabethtown; a step son, David Tarrance; and three step grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer and Jessie Tarrance. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Feb. 12, from the Chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, Brandenburg, with Rev. Tom Bridge, officiating. Burial will be in Garnettsville Cemetery, with military honors. Online condolences at

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OBITUARIES Finley Ferrell

Finley Ferrell, 93, of Guston died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at his grandson’s home in Vine Grove, Ky. He was the past Grandmaster of Russell Masonic Lodge #284 F. & A. M. in Jamestown, Ky. and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. His wife, Vena Doris Ferrell; and his brother, Rex Edwin Ferrell, preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Charles Wesley Ferrell of Guston; a daughter and son-inlaw, Glenda Lee and Richard Smith of Brandon, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. The funeral service was Feb. 8 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Pastor Jeff Harris officiating. Burial followed in the Elk Springs Cemetery in Monticello, Ky. Online condolences at

Iva Mae Miller Iva Mae Miller, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Medco Center in Hardinsburg, Ky. She was a member of The Salem Baptist Church in Ekron. She was born Feb. 23, 1920 to the late Warsh and Viola Cundiff Beard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Miller, Sr.; one sister, Bertha Beard; and one brother, Alfred Beard. She is survived by two sons, Marvin (Barbara) Miller, Jr., Irvington, Ky., and William Kenneth (Darlene) Miller, Webster, Ky.; two sisters, Dorothy Miller, Lodiburg, Ky., and Annabelle (Homer) Williams, Irvington, Ky.; five brothers, David (Emmabelle) Beard, Louisville, Henry (Fern) Beard, Ramsey, Ind., Louis (Evelyn) Beard, McDaniels, Ky., Clifford (Rose) Garrett, Guston, and Wayne Garrett, McDaniels, Ky.; five grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. The funeral service was held Feb. 9 from Salem Baptist Church with the burial following in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were handle by Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky.

James Earl “Jim” Russell Mr. James Earl “Jim” Russell, 73, of Brandenburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Louisville. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Robert and Geraldine Wathen Russell and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Keys Russell. He is survived by his wife, Pauline “Polly” Russell, Brandenburg; four Children, Mary Darlene (Phil) Aubrey, Bonnieville, Ky., Karen Sue (Jimmy) Trent, Brandenburg, Sandra Lynn (Paul) Merideth, Irvington, Ky., Jeffrey Dean (Lori) Russell, Lexington; three sisters, Rosina Katherine Whitfield, Brandenburg, Daisy Jacqueline Kendall, Battletown, Brenda Laine Stembridge, Gainesville, Ga.; two brothers, Charles Wayne Russell, Ralph Andrew Russell, Brandenburg, 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren. The funeral service was held Feb. 6 from the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary True, officiating. Burial was in the Cap Anderson Cemetery. Online condolences at

From the family of James “Tickle” Thompson Thanks for all the words of sympathy extended to our family during the loss of my father, my brother and our granddaddy. The flowers, plants, food and cards were very much appreciated. Special thanks to our St. John Church family, Father Bill Martin, Father Ben Brown, Mike Jones, the musicians, server, those who made and prepared the meal and all who made his funeral mass a celebration of his life. Special thanks to Hager Funeral home for being so kind and thoughtful at this time. May God Bless each and everyone.

The James “Tickle” Thompson family

Friday, February 12, 2010

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•STORY HOUR – 10:30 a.m. at the Meade County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. For ages 2-5. 270-422-2094 •MEADE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING. Third Monday every month. 7 p.m.

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•VETERANS ASSISTANCE – 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church every third Tuesday of the month. For more information call Frank Niederriter, Regional Field Representative at 502-7990418 or 866-817-1360 •DULCIMER JAM – 6:30 p.m. at Vine Grove City Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and listen or play. 270877-2422

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Something from within brings life outcomes James Dobson Focus on the Family QUESTION: Tell me why some kids with every advantage and opportunity seem to turn out bad, while others raised in terrible homes become pillars in the community. I know one young man who grew up in squalid circumstances, yet he is such a fine person today. How did his parents manage to raise such a responsible son when they didn’t even seem to care? DR. DOBSON: Neither heredity nor environment will account for all human behavior. There is something else there, something from within, that also operates to make us who we are. Some behavior is caused, and some plainly isn’t. Several years ago, for example, I had dinner with two parents who had unofficially “adopted” a thirteen-year-old boy. This youngster followed their son home one afternoon and asked if he could spend

the night. As it turned out, he stayed with them for almost a week without so much as a phone call coming from his mother. It was later learned that she works sixteen hours a day and has no interest in her son. Her alcoholic husband divorced her several years ago and left town without a trace. The boy had been abused, unloved and ignored through much of his life. Given this background, what kind of kid do you think he is today -- a druggie? A foul-mouthed delinquent? A lazy, insolent bum? No. He is polite to adults; he is a hard worker; he makes good grades in school and enjoys helping around the house. This boy is like a lost puppy who desperately wants a good home. He begged the family to adopt him officially so he could have a real father and a loving mother. His own mom couldn’t care less. How could this teenager be so well-disciplined and polished despite his lack of training? I don’t know. It is simply within him. He reminds me of my wonderful friend David Hernan-

dez. David and his parents came to America illegally from Mexico more than fifty years ago and nearly starved to death before they found work. They eventually survived by helping to harvest the potato crop throughout the state of California. During this era, David lived under trees or in the open fields. His father made a stove out of an oil drum half-filled with dirt. The open campfire was the centerpiece of their home. David never had a roof over his head until his parents finally moved into an abandoned chicken coop. His mother covered the boarded walls with cheap wallpaper, and David thought they were living in luxury. Then one day, the city of San Jose condemned the area, and David’s “house” was torn down. He couldn’t understand why the community would destroy so fine a place. We’ll talk more about David’s story next time. QUESTION: Should a college-educated woman feel that she has wasted her training if she chooses not

to use it professionally? I mean, why should I bother to go through school to be a professional if I’m going to wind up raising kids and being a full-time homemaker? DR. DOBSON: A person doesn’t go to college just to prepare for a line of work, or at least, that shouldn’t be the reason for being there. The purpose for getting a college education is to broaden your world and enrich your intellectual life. Whether or not it leads to a career is not the point. Nothing invested in the cultivation of your own mind is ever really wasted. If you have the desire to learn and the opportunity to go to school, I think you should reach for it. Your career plans can be finalized later. Dr. Dobson is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 (www. Questions and answers are excerpted from “Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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God poured out His heart for His disciples Dan Newton Divine Guidance Romans 8: 34 says, “ Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” One of the most glorious truths of the Christian life is that the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification, now lives to intercede for us before God. The greatest example of intercessory prayer

in the Bible is in John 17, where the Lord poured out His heart for His disciples. “ I pray for them,” He said, “ I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine — John 17: 9. But that was not all! “ neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word — John 17: 20. And that’s us! That includes us! What is it that He prays for us? First of all, He prays for our security. “ Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are — John 17: 11. Then he

prays that we might have real victory over sin and the devil. “ I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil or the evil one — John 17: 15. His next request is: Sanctify them through thy truth: they word is truth — John 17:17. Our sanctification will come, therefore, not through some special experience, but through God’s Word. He also prays for true unity among His true disciples: That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, & I in thee, that they also may be in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent

Paying the high price for stubborness Randy Johnson Pastor’s Spotlight Recently I came across a story that so amused me I wanted to share it with others. The story is about two farms somewhere in Canada that had two fences that ran parallel to each other for more than half a mile and were only two feet apart. Why were there two fences when one fence would do? Here is the amusing part. There were two farmers named Roger and Harry,

who had a disagreement that erupted into a feud. Roger wanted to build a fence between their land and split the price of the fence but Harry was unwilling to contribute to the cost. Since he wanted to keep cattle on his land, Roger went ahead and built the fence anyway. After the fence was completed, Harry said to Roger, “I see we have a fence.” “What do you mean we?” Roger replied. “I got the property line surveyed and built the fence two feet into my land. That means some of my land is outside the fence. And if any of your cows sets foot on my

land, I’ll shoot it.” Harry knew Roger wasn’t joking, so when he eventually decided to use the land adjoining Rogers for pasture, he was forced to build another fence, two feet away. Roger and Harry are both gone now, but their double fence stands as a monument to the price they each paid for their stubbornness. What really amused me about this story is that most people don’t realize the high price they pay for being stubborn. What has the price of your stubbornness cost you? Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.


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FEATURE Sweethearts forever Valentine’s Day celebrated year-round A8 - The News Standard

“Together, Wherever We Go” wasn’t one of the songs sung on Oct. 18, 1953, at Calvary Baptist Church in Estill County. But it would have been an appropriate duet for newlyweds Bill and Edra Eckler. Throughout 57 years of marriage, one has seldom been seen without the other, and say they’ve never had an argument, although “she sometimes tells me to wipe my feet,” says Bill. “We just enjoy being together,” says Edra, noting, “Even when we need a loaf of bread, we go together to get it.” Bill probably had more on his mind than picking up a loaf of bread the first time he saw his bride-to-be. She was sitting with friends at the Eagle’s Nest, a local teen hangout in downtown Irvine, having a Coke, when he and his friends came in following football practice. Both recall the exact words he spoke to her. “The place was full of girls, but I took one look at her sitting on that bar stool and I said, ‘You’re the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen. “Where in the world have you been? I’ve never seen you in this town before in my life, and I’m here every day.”

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Just like her new 6’2” admirer, the petite girl was a life-long Estill resident, but had grown up in the remote Drip Rock area, graduating from the old one-room Greenbriar Grade School. She had moved to town at the invitation of a retired teacher, the late Maude Christopher, so she could live in her home on Park Avenue and attend Estill County High. Bill was attending Irvine High at the time, but it didn’t take him long to insist on a transfer. He remembers school officials at Irvine asking him what he was running from. “I told them I wasn’t running from anything, I was running to something,” he says. At first, Edra was skeptical about the boy who wanted to be her beau. “She thought I was married, because I’ve always looked older,” says the now silverhaired long-time member of Irvine City Council. After a long period of attending school together, hanging out at the Eagle’s Nest, and riding around in his sharp ‘42 Chevrolet Fleetline, they wed on her 19th birthday. Their marriage has produced a son, Bill Allan II of Berea, and a daughter, Mrs.


Bill and Edra Eckler of Irvine, Ky. have been sweethearts throughout 57 years of marriage, one has seldom been seen without the other. Todd (Rebecca) Blevins of Sand Hill. Bill has worked at a variety of jobs, including delivering milk in glass bottles to front porches throughout the community in his early years. He also served an apprenticeship at Cox Funeral Home in Irvine and was in the insurance business for awhile. In 1997, he retired as manager of the parts department at the Ford Garage in Irvine. For more than 30 years, he has headed up the Calvary Gospel-Heirs, a popular quartet that travels to several states and appeared at 44 different churches in Kentucky

Congo Chicken Moambe By Angela Shelf Medearis The Kitchen Diva In 1992, I started writing my first cookbook, “The African-American Kitchen.” I decided that writing cookbooks would not only be a way of preserving my family’s recipes, but also a culinary exploration and celebration of my heritage. I also wanted to examine the effect of slavery on the food, culture and the cooking techniques of the lands where Africans were enslaved. Italian, German, Swedish, French, English, Mexican, Asian and countless other nationalities introduced the foods of their homeland to America. African-Americans also have a wonderful cuisine that is rooted in Africa and eaten around the world. Because many African captives were put to work as cooks, African slave chefs created one of the first “fusion” cuisines. African slave cooks creatively combined ingredients, techniques and foods similar to those they used in Africa with the culinary traditions of the places where they were enslaved. In many West African dialects, gumbo means okra, peanuts are called goobers and sesame is called benne. Some of the African names for these foods are still used today. The seedlings for these and other crops were often transported from Africa on slave ships. The African captives knew how to make the plants grow and how to cook and season the produce. The success of the early South Carolina rice crops were due, in large part, to the knowledge African slaves had about the planting and cultivation of

the grain. Part of the legacy of African-American cuisine can be found in a simmering pot of spicy okra gumbo, in a delicious handful of peanuts, in a steaming bowl of black-eyed peas and rice on a cold New Year’s Day, and in freshly baked rolls, warm from the oven and covered with sesame seeds. These inventive cooks deserve much more credit for what are now standard preparation techniques and traditional comfort-food recipes than many culinary historians have given them. Congo Chicken Moambe has been called the national dish of the Congo. It has many variations. I like this version best because the seasonings blend so well. Ground peanuts are a common ingredient in African cuisine and are a delicious and nutritious addition to this sauce. This historic recipe is a wonderful way to honor the contributions of African chefs to American cuisine and a delicious way to celebrate African-American History Month. 1 (3-pound) chicken, quartered* 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, microwaved for 30 to 40 seconds to liquefy To prepare chicken the African way: Wash chicken parts with cold water. Season the chicken with salt and cayenne pepper. Put cold water into a large pot. Place

the chicken pieces into the pot and bring the water to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 35 minutes to 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken pieces from the broth and reserve the broth to use when preparing rice or couscous, if desired. Makes four servings. *If you’re pressed for time, use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and cut it into pieces instead of cooking a whole, raw chicken. Sprinkle the rotisserie chicken with the cayenne pepper, but omit using the salt. Proceed with the recipe as directed. To prepare the Moambe Sauce: In large saucepan, melt butter and saute onion until golden brown. Add nutmeg and tomato sauce and simmer about 5 minutes. Add the cooked chicken pieces and simmer over low heat, covered, about 10 minutes. Stir in melted peanut butter and simmer another 5 minutes. To give this menu a historic twist, serve Congo Chicken over rice or couscous with side dishes of okra and blackeyed peas. Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of six cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The New AfricanAmerican Kitchen.” She is known as The Kitchen Diva and is the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” cooking show on Visit her Web site at (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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the schools with her students. “The kids loved me,” she said. “After I got married, they would all sing out… ’Here comes Miss Eck.’” The couple’s love for each other is evident as they pepper their conversations with terms like “babe”, “honey”, “sweetheart”, and “darling.” Their affection isn’t any secret to people like Francie Snowden, owner/operator of Ravenna Greenhouse and Florist. With Valentine’s Day coming up Sunday, she knows Bill won’t be calling like most

men do, but will come in the store to pick out exactly what he wants for “his girls,” meaning not only Edra, but Becky and daughter-in-law Bonnie as well. “In 57 years, he’s never missed giving me flowers for Valentine’s and on my birthday,” says Edra. “People ask me how I can be so lucky, and I just tell them I have a good husband.” Columnist Don White has served as editor at several newspapers in Kentucky. His Kentucky Traveler features are published throughout the state. Contact him at

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AG & BUSINESS Passionate FFA advisor brightens student’s lives everyday The News Standard - A9

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Submitted by McKayla Phillips Over 32 years ago, born in Lexington, but raised in Knott County, Jeremy Hall graced the earth with his birth to Charles and Joan Hall. When Jeremy was of age, like every other average kid, he went to high school. Just looking to breeze by, he took an agriculture class, figuring it would be an easy “A.” In the class all the other kids chewed tobacco and learn to cuss the right way. Then one day he discov-

ered a little organization called the FFA, and figuring it was just a way to get out of school — so he joined. Little did he know, that the Knott County FFA Chapter was not giving their students the true FFA experience, and he was deprived of the life lessons and experiences he should’ve received. So during his senior year at Knott County, he decided he would make the difference and become an agricultural educator. He then headed off to college to further his edu-

cation in agriculture. John F. Kennedy once said, “We choose to go to the moon and do other hard things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.” A simple quote, stated by Hall’s favorite president and hero, pushed him to do his best and better his life. Hall decided to get his bachelor ’s degree from Morehead State University in 1996. He successfully graduated college in the 2000. By 2001, he was ready to begin his teaching career

at Meade County High School. Anxious and new to teaching his own class, he caught his breath and moved one step at a time. After working nine years at MCHS, Hall has a certain quality about him. He is a great father to two young boys, Brayden and Dawson, a husband to his lovely wife, Amy. Also a father figure, confidant, and advisor to his Meade Country FFA Kids. Hall has always been there if one of us needed a hug, or just a small boost to get us going with a little

difference he’s made to us and how he has impacted our lives. “He’s always there when I need to talk, or just give me a hug when I’m not feeling my best,” said a MCHS student and FFA member. “He’s made a huge impact in my life and that made me realize what I could do to change the world. I can never repay him for all life lessons he has taught me, and all that he has ever done for me. I only wish I could express the way he’s helped me, but words don’t do them justice.”

encouragement. His passion for FFA is sometimes brighter than some of his students. Hall is always looking to the future and never dwelling on the past, he pushes everyone to their limits, just so they can realize their own full potential. When I asked Hall¸ what FFA means to him, he said, “endless possibilities, and becoming more than your thought you could be.” Everyday, Hall tells his students to make a difference and an impact in someone’s life. Yet, I don’t really think he realizes the

Television technology can get confusing By David Uffington Dollars and sense

Do you dread having to buy your next TV, not because of the price but because of the new technology? If you haven’t bought a new television in quite a few years, your best bet is to get up to speed on what’s out there. The two big choices now are plasma or LCD televisions. LCD TVs have the widest range of sizes and are good for rooms with a lot of light. When shopping for an LCD TV, you’ll see descriptions such as 32-inch class/720p or 40-inch class/1080p. Plasma TVs are subject to glare from windows and

look best in low- to normal light. They’re good for fast-action sports and video games. Plasma TVs will have descriptions such as 50-inch class/1080p or 42inch class/720p. That “p” number is one to watch, because it denotes the resolution. Each “p” number is the number of lines on the screen. If you play a lot of video games, the 1080p will likely work better for you. If you only watch television, the 720 should be sufficient, as many shows are only broadcast at 720p, depending on your cable provider. Check your available space before buying a new television, especially if you’re not going to hang

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a section of the Web site to help you not only understand, but to select a TV within your price and size requirements. To find the information, go to the site, click the TV and Video button, click TV on the left side list, then select HDTV Basics to learn more, or Help Me Choose to narrow your choices. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Beefalo show and sale will visit Louisville Submitted by Andrew Hammer American Beefalo Association The 24th annual National Beefalo Show and Sale will be held Friday, Mar. 5 and Saturday, Mar. 6 in Louisville. Sponsored by the American Beefalo Association (ABA) this event is a showcase of the Nation’s best Beefalo breeding stock and an opportunity for buyers to enhance their herds. Each year the ABA National Show and Sale is held in conjunction with the Kentucky Beef Expo at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville. This year’s event kicks off on Friday, Mar. 5 at 2:30 p.m. with the National Show featuring Beefalo breeding stock from

around the country. The National Sale follows on Saturday, Mar. 6 at 11:30 a.m. with all the cattle featured in the show being sold. More information about the National Beefalo Show and Sale is available from ABA President Andrew Hammer by calling (330) 933-6717. Beefalo is a cross-breed between Bison (American Buffalo) and domestic cattle. This unique cross breed produces meat very low in fat and cholesterol. There are many inherent benefits to raising Beefalo cattle including, but not limited to reduced production costs, low cholesterol/ high protein meat, calving ease, and the hearty disease resistant nature of the

Today’s grain market requires education Submitted by the KY Dept. of Agriculture Today’s grain markets are not the same ones from a few years ago. Today’s market requires a more thorough understanding of how prices are discovered, how to use available tools to manage risk, and a business plan that allows for opportunities to profit from grain production. The University of Kentucky Grain Marketing Short Course will help you build your knowledge from the basic understanding of how markets work to ore advanced methods of price risk management. Topics will include: The Price Discovery System, Cash Contracts, Futures and Basic Contracts, Hedging Basics, Marketing Strategies (Pre-harvest and Post-harvest), Option Basics, Average Crop Revenue, Election (ACRE) Program and Crop Insurance Options. The upcoming grain marketing short course will be offered at the Hardin County Extension Office, Feb. 17 and 24 at 10 a.m.—2:30 p.m. Registration will be taken until Feb. 10 or until the class is full. Meade County is limited to five participants.

Those wanting to register can do so at the Meade County Extension Office at 270-422-4958, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Agriculture Development Council There will be a meeting of the Meade County Ag Development Council on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Any group submitting proposals need to do so by Feb. 16, 2010 to the Meade County Extension Office.

breed. For more information is available from American Beefalo Association at www.AmericanBeefalo.

org. Contact Andrew Hammer (330) 933-6717 or visit www.AmericanBeefalo. org

Commodities Kentuckanna Livestock Market Owensboro, KY • per CWT for February 8, 2010 Louisville, KY Monday February 8, 2010 KY Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Receipts: 347

Last week: 140

Last year: 153

Compared to last week: Slaughter cows were 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Slaughter bulls steady. Feeder steers and heifers steady to 2.00 lower. Moderate supply of feeder cattle with moderate demand due to weather conditions. Slaughter cows were 15 percent of supply: Slaughter bulls 02 percent: Replacement cows 03 percent and feeders 80 percent: The feeder supply included 25 percent steers 46 percent heifers and 29 percent bulls. 22 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 1305 1305 49.50 49.50 6 935-1190 1112 50.00-54.00 51.79 1 1110 1110 56.50 56.50 HD 1 1075 1075 46.50 46.50 LD 9 1215-1490 1321 50.50-55.00 52.89 3 1260-1325 1287 55.50-57.50 56.35 HD 5 1280-1480 1376 46.50-48.50 47.42 LD Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 7 1015-1175 1076 46.50-52.50 48.77 1 1090 1090 53.00 53.00 HD 2 1205-1305 1255 46.50-47.50 47.02 1 1245 1245 54.00 54.00 HD Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 745 745 43.50 43.50 5 960-1135 1045 37.00-44.00 39.63 1 1220 1220 42.00 42.00 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 2010 2010 66.50 66.50 Slaughter Bulls Y.G 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 1315-1425 1370 60.50 60.50 2 1745-1825 1785 60.00-60.50 60.24 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 12 330-390 367 106.00-112.50 108.98 7 478-480 479 96.00-103.25 99.40 10 508-595 562 95.50-100.50 96.81 8 651-653 652 85.50-89.00 87.68 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 7 415-470 450 91.00-92.00 91.27 11 580 580 88.75 88.75 Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 345 345 65.00 65.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 353-375 360 94.50-95.00 94.83 44 420-499 464 87.50-95.00 92.20 36 505-595 537 83.00-92.50 88.72 11 600-680 661 78.00-83.00 81.31 9 702-740 719 77.00-82.00 81.21 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 358 358 89.00 89.00 4 520-567 555 82.00-83.00 82.77 Feeder Heifers Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 932 932 63.25 63.25 Feeder Heifers Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 535-560 552 77.00-80.50 79.37 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 295 295 105.00 105.00 2 375 375 105.00-106.00 105.50 9 405-485 420 95.00-99.00 97.19 30 525-586 572 93.00-95.50 93.44 4 610-625 620 80.00-86.00 83.76 6 705-725 722 76.50-76.75 76.71 4 843 843 70.25 70.25 Groups of 20 or more: 22 head 586 lbs 93.00 charx Feeder Bulls Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 479 479 88.50 88.50 Stock Bulls: No Test Calves: Baby Beef calves: 135.00***HD - High Dressing and LD - Low Dressing

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Brandenburg Eye Associates re-opens its doors to the public



Steve and Rebekka Robbins had fun in the snow this week by making a snowman in honor of U.S. soldiers.


February 12: Angelika Gilley, Barett Wathen; Melissa Ann Wilkins and Sandy (Smith) Briles

February 16: Mary Coghill

February 13: Martin Lambright

February 17: Remle Wilkerson, Julia Wilkerson, Andrew Lockard, Leonard Goins and Robin Frank

February 14: Howard Bandy, Jr. and Stephanie Meredith

February 18: Craig Chee, Sam Achtabowski and T.J. Farmer

Brandenburg Eye Associates officially celebrated their re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The eye care center has three doctors on staff: Dr. Brad Black, ophthalmologist; Dr. Curtis Jordan, ophthalmologist; Dr. Carl Sydnor, optometrist. Brandenburg Eye Associates is located at 732 High Street, Brandenburg. You can reach Brandenburg Eye Associates at 270-422-4241.

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Marriages Carol Lea Chapman, 49, of Brandenburg, daughter of Phyllis Jean Jupin and Theodore Lee Aebersold, to John Douglas Whelan, 65, of Brandenburg, son of Doriane Culver and Thomas Anthony Whelan. Crystal Marie Carter, 22, of Brandenburg, daughter of Carolyn Sue Gipson and Clayton Calvin Carter, to Randall Wade Carnell, 34, of Brandenburg, son of Lisa Ann Barringer and Steven Moss Carnell.

Court From page A4

David Dwayne Allen II, 38, possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Michael William Donahue, 31, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offensepled guilty, 30 days probated after 2e days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS, $200 fine; possession of marijuanapled guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation; use/ possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- pled guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, concurrent. Charles Robert Milam, 61, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 1st offense; license to be in possession- pretrial conference 2/3/10. Justin William Barnett, 27, speeding 14mph over limit- pled guilty $28 fine; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. 2nd offense- pled guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS/ADE, $500 fine. Shane P. Burnfin Jr., 23, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 2nd or greater offensepled guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, $1000 fine, KAPS, restitution to Steve Redmon. Marcus Anthony Lawrence, 31, one headlight; no/expired registration plates; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense- pretrial conference 2/24/10. Kelly Thompson Timberlake, 40, assault 4th degree, domestic violence, minor injury- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Larry Andy Maysey, 50, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Thomas Leo Orr Jr., 34, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- revoke 60 days jail. Kimberly Jo West, 39, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/10/10. Willie Lee Dale Jr., 28, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Mary Louise Frederick 42, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/10/10. Stacie Jo Smiley, 38, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseprobation revocation hearing, failure to appear, send court notice 2/10/10. Mary Louise Frederick, 42, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/10/10. Andrew Dwayne Harper, 22, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/10/10. Sandra K. Shelton, 42, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseprobation revocation hearing 2/3/10. James E. Lutz III, 56, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/17/10.

Joseph Patrick Lockwood, 26, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, 4 days jail. Quintezz R. Thompson, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/3/10. Raymond A. Render, 21, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, admitted violation, 2/3/10 to retest. Michael A. Butt, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, remands. Stephen Blaine Haney, 42, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/10/10. Justin K. Swink 20, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseprobation revocation hearing 2/3/10. James Travis Skaggs, 28, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Travis S. Liner, 26, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseprobation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Courtney A. Scott, 19, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseprobation revocation hearing, failure to appear. Amanda R. Reynolds, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/3/10. Amanda R. Reynolds, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/3/10. Sherry Lea Henry, 29, probation violation for misdemeanor offenseprobation revocation hearing, failure to appear, send court notice 2/10/10. Anna Elizabeth Cundiff, 54, counts of theft by deception include cold checks under $300- pretrial conference 2/10/10. Anna Elizabeth Cundiff, 54, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/10/10. Stephanie Jean Eldridge vs. Robert Teasdale Eldridge Jr., domestic violence- DVO entered, in effect till 1/27/11. Dawn Lynn Coudret vs. Todd Jon Coudret, domestic violenceEPO entered. Anthony J. Cantrell, 24, flagrant non support- preliminary hearing 2/24/10. Jimmie Dwayne Welton, 42, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1st offense- preliminary hearing 3/3/10. William Chad Brown, 20, traffic controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified; 1st degree possession of controlled substance/ drug unspecified, 1st offense- preliminary hearing 2/24/10. Amy E. Bogard, 33, 2nd degree possession of controlled substance, 2nd offense; possess controlled substance codeine, 2nd degree, 1st offense; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offense- preliminary hearing 2/10/10. Tina R. Jackson, 35, flagrant non support- amend to non support, pled guilty, 12 months probated for 2 years. Harlan O. Harris, 18, truancy, student 18 but not yet 21- pretrial conference 2/10/10.

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THE TEAMS Greenwave Basketball

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Hancock Co. 3

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VOLLEYBALL NEWS Volleyball tourney make up The Chelsea Stinnett Volleyball tournament was canceled last Saturday due to the winter weather. The tournament is rescheduled to start at 9 p.m. on March 6 at the Meade County High School Gymnasium.

Dance fever

Meade County dance team gears up for state championship meet

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Lady Waves remain winless in February By Ben Achtabowski The Meade County Lady Waves opened the month with a 72-54 loss to the South Oldham Lady Dragons on Feb. 4. Meade County kept the game close in the first quarter, but the Lady Dragons put up a 21-point second quarter that proved to be fatal for the Lady Waves. South Oldham had another 21-point quarter in the third to take a 56-34 lead.

Meade County had 25 turnovers in the game, while shooting nearly 44 percent from the field. The Lady Dragons were perfect from the free throw line as they nailed all 13 attempts, while also recording 46 points in the paint. Junior forward Scarlett Powers led the Lady Waves with 17 points and nine rebounds. Senior forward Carly Evans came off the bench to score 12 points and had four steals, while senior guard Caroline Wilson had eight points and two assists.


Bliss Powers added seven points and Raley Johnson chipped in five points. Waves lose to Anderson County On Tuesday the Lady Waves lost to the Anderson County Lady Bearcats, 65-52 for their third straight loss. Meade County went 0-for-10 from the 3-point arc, but scored 38 points in the paint. Anderson County outscored the Lady Waves 40-29 in the second half.



Scarlett Powers led the Lady Waves with 17 points against the South Oldham Lady Dragons.


ON DECK Feb. 12 Greenwave JV/V Basketball Apollo 6:30/8 p.m. Feb. 13 Greenwave Freshman Basketball Freshman Tournament Wrestling Region Championship @ Bullitt Central Lady Waves Freshman Basketball Team B @ Butler Co. Lady Waves JV Basketball JV Tournament





Lady Waves JV/V Basketball @ Muhlenburg Co. 3/4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 Greenwave Basketball North Bullitt 6/7:30 p.m. Lady Waves JV/V Basketball Oldham County 6/7:30 p.m. BASEBALL NEWS Meade County Baseball Association

The Meade County Baseball Association sign-ups will be on Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Meade County Courthouse.

League costs for one child is $55, two children $85 and three or more $100. After March 14 there is a $20 late fee. To sign up you need a copy of birth certificate.

For more information call Joe Carter at 422-4899 or Mike Robinson at 422-4349. SOCCER NEWS

Rineyville Community Youth Soccer League, RCYSL, are accepting Spring Soccer Sign-ups online go to RCYSL Web site: rineyvillesoccer and click on RCYSL Registration Form. Elizabethtown Youth Soccer, EYSA, are accepting Spring Soccer Sign-ups online go to EYSA Web site: www. elizabethtownyouthsoccer. com/ and click on “register online.” Meade County Youth Soccer, MCYSA, are accepting Spring Soccer Sign-ups online go to MCYSA Web site: and click on “register online.” Radcliff Youth Soccer League, RYSA, are accepting Spring Soccer Sign-ups starting Jan 16th go to RYSA Web site: for additional information.

Ben Bevill swims the 100-yard butterfly on Friday during a preliminary heat at the 3rd Region meet.


Meade County swim teams collected 45 PRs during the 3rd region swim meet, finished 8th and 9th By Ben Achtabowski To say the Meade County swim teams have improved this year would be an understatement. Last weekend during the 3rd Region meet at Versailles, Ky., the two teams combined for 45 personal records (PRs). “It’s pretty impressive to see so much improvement,” said first year head coach Josh Thompson. “Everyone did well. You can’t be

upset if you swam your best. A lot of these kids put up their best times ever, so they can’t be disappointed. I hope this makes them want to get better and push themselves for next season.” Although no one qualified for the state meet, the boys team finished eighth, while the girls team finished ninth. There were also two school records set. The girls 200-yard freestyle relay team recorded its best finish in school history with a time of 1:55.67.

Sophomore Kenzie Mills also set a school record for the 100-yard backstroke. At the beginning of the season, Mills swam freestyle and butterfly strokes. Halfway through the season, she realized the butterfly was wearing her out — giving her slower times in other events. “She came to me and wanted to switch,” Thompson said. “We were hesitant because she scored

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Meade County Swim by the numbers


members on the swim team


PRs at the region meet


members returning next year

David Ragan has room to grow

Chase Garris had two points and two assists against Ohio County last Friday.

By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week If driving styles matched personalities, David Ragan couldn’t possibly be erratic. The second-generation driver — father Ken drove in major NASCAR races during the 1980s — fell from 13th in 2008 Sprint Cup points to 27th in 2009. The driver some predicted might make the Chase if he could move up just one position, instead fell 14 spots. Ragan, still just 24 years old, can’t understand it either. No one in NASCAR seems more calm and unflappable than Ragan, who is from Unadilla, Ga. “I spent a lot of nights wondering what’s going on,” he said. “I guess it’s just that Southern man, or Southern guy, in me. Maybe it’s my granddad rubbing off on me. “A quick story: I was with him one day and we ran out of gas. I asked, ‘What are we go-


Greenwave drops game to Ohio Co. Staff Report The News Standard


Second-generation NASCAR driver David Ragan may have to break out of his laid-back style for a successful season in 2010. ing to do? Are we going to get some gas?’ It was 15 years ago. We didn’t have a cell phone then. “He said, ‘Nah, I’m going to take a nap. Somebody will come by in a little while.’ He

never worried about much.” In one sense, though, the laidback style is just a front. “There were times when I was sick at my stomach, so

See GROW, B3

Ever since Greenwave leading scorer and rebounder Cheaney Schwartz injured his wrist senior guard Isaiah Satram had slipped into Schwartz’s scoring spot. Though Satram had 13 points, four rebounds and a block against Ohio County the Greenwave still lost, 66-46 last Friday. Meade County had a tough second quarter and was outscored 15-5 to head into halftime down, 34-15. Thomas Wilson had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. He also had three steals.


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From page B1 a lot of points for us on the butterfly events. Then halfway through the season we made the switch. It was a good switch.” Since move to the backstroke, Mills has improved her time by over 5 seconds and is now a school record holder with two more years left to swim. Youth is another strength of the Meade County swim program. With 53 members, the program graduates only two seniors this year. “We have so many middle schoolers and freshmen who have improved so much,” Thompson said. “They are really dedicated to the team. Some of them are running track to keep in shape. That’s good to see that they really want it.” The team also has strong captains such as juniors Ashley Crotzer and Scott King. Crotzer is the team’s fastest freestyler, but she also is a well-rounded swimmer. Due to KHSAA regulations swimmers can only participate in four events with two of them being individual events. “She could get us a lot of points if she could race more than four events,” Thompson said of Crotzer. “A lot of people don’t notice that she’s a good all-around swimmer. She’s a great freestyler but she also has a good breaststroke, backstroke or the butterfly.” King has been the leader for the boys relay teams, which were expecting to have a down season after qualifying for last year’s state meet. “We were a little concerned with our relay teams this year,” Thompson said. “We thought we would take a big step back after losing Troy Jobe and Alex Medley. But we had some guys that rotated around to make some good relay teams. They stepped it up a lot this year.” The core of swimmers are sophomore Ben Bevill, freshman Tate Wilson, freshman Kippy Caro, sophomore Shawn Mason, freshman T.J. Osborne, sophomore Justin Pressley and King. One of the most impressive swimmers this season was Tate Wilson, according to Thompson. “Tate Wilson really wanted to get on the medley relay,” he said. “(Wilson) worked on his breaststroke but never really had the best times until the end of the season. He got to be a part of that team and he reached his goal. That’s pretty cool to see.” Another solid swimmer for Meade County is long distance freestyler sophomore Shawn Mason. “His times just keep on improving,” Thompson said of Mason. “He’s definitely our future distance swimmer. He has so much conditioning. He’ll swim a 200-yard, then a 100-yard race and then a 50-yard race with not that much time in between and he doesn’t tire.” With 51 swimmers returning and the plethora of PRs collected this weekend, Thompson feels excited about the future. “With everyone improving, we’re going to see some good competition next year,” he said. “Not only will we

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TOP RIGHT: Ashley Crotzer swims the 100-yard freestyle. TOP LEFT: Kenzie Mills breaks the school record in the 100-yard backstroke. ABOVE: Lisa Hurt swims the 100-yard butterfly on Friday. fight for some state spots, but we’ll also see some competition within the team that will make us better.” Here are the results to the region meet: Women 200 Yard Medley Relay Finals 8 Meade County 2:09.52 1) Kenzie Mills 2) Kelsey English 3) Lisa Hurt 4) Ashley Crotzer Preliminaries 7 Meade County 2:09.52 1) Kenzie Mills 2) Kelsey English 3) Lisa Hurt 4) Ashley Crotzer Men 200 Yard Medley Relay Final 6 Meade County 1:54.57 1) Justin Presley 2) Tate Wilson 3) Ben Bevill 4) Scott King Preliminaries 6 Meade County 1:54.57 1) Justin Presley 2) Tate Wilson 3) Ben Bevill 4) Scott King Women 200 Yard Freestyle Preliminaries 30 Krystin Lanham 2:41.56 31 Paige Slyfield 2:42.47 33 Megan Presley 2:44.46 44 Tara Beck 3:04.53 Men 200 Yard Freestyle Finals 12 Shawn Mason 2:13.92 Preliminaries 12 Shawn Mason 2:15.88 q 24 Nicholas Thoma 2:46.88 29 Brent Pohlman 3:30.84 Women 200 Yard IM Preliminaries 16 Ali King 2:51.34 24 Savannah Buckey 2:56.83 26 Aviva Buckey 3:04.06 27 Darby Stull 3:05.04 Men 200 Yard IM


T.J. Osborns swims the backstroke during the region meet.

Finals 11 T.J. Osborne 2:25.81 Men 200 Yard IM Preliminaries 11 T.J. Osborne 2:25.81 13 Tate Wilson 2:30.43 Women 50 Yard Freestyle Finals 12 Ashley Crotzer 28.61 Preliminaries 10 Ashley Crotzer 28.61 q 17 Hannah McCleavy 29.54 21 Kelsey English 30.12 22 Shannon Duffield 30.16 Men 50 Yard Freestyle Finals 9 Scott King 24.59 Preliminaries 9 Scott King 24.62 q 17 Justin Presley 25.52 18 Shawn Mason 25.64 26 Clifton Caro 26.34 Women 100 Yard Butterfly Finals 12 Lisa Hurt 1:14.06 Preliminaries 10 Lisa Hurt 1:14.06 27 Paige Slyfield 1:27.78 30 Kelsie Bewley 1:33.96 32 Krystin Lanham 1:36.71 Men 100 Yard Butterfly Preliminaries 15 Ben Bevill 1:07.20 Women 100 Yard Freestyle Preliminaries 16 Kenzie Mills 1:04.49 21 Ashley Crotzer 1:06.32 25 Hannah McCleavy 1:07.62 34 Shannon Duffield 1:10.01 Men 100 Yard Freestyle Preliminaries 13 Ben Bevill 57.52 17 Clifton Caro 59.27 30 Enrique Jimenez 1:05.01 31 Roger Gayetty 1:05.13 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Finals 7 Meade County 1:55.67 1) Kelsey English 2) Kenzie Mills 3) Lisa Hurt 4) Ashley Crotzer Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Preliminaries 7 Meade County 1:58.01 1) Kelsey English 2) Kenzie Mills 3) Lisa Hurt 4) Ashley Crotzer Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Finals 6 Meade County 1:38.67 1) Ben Bevill 2) Shawn Mason 3) T.J. Osborne 4) Scott King Preliminaries 6 Meade County 1:39.81 1) Shawn Mason 2) T.J. Osborne 3) Ben Bevill 4) Scott King Women 100 Yard Backstroke Finals 12 Kenzie Mills 1:12.09 Preliminaries 11 Kenzie Mills 1:12.09 27 Savannah Buckey 1:17.93 28 Ali King 1:19.70 38 Morgan Spink 1:26.32 Men 100 Yard Backstroke

Finals 10 Justin Presley 1:06.31 12 T.J. Osborne 1:06.76 Men 100 Yard Backstroke Preliminaries 11 Justin Presley 1:06.31 12 T.J. Osborne 1:06.77 35 Nicholas Thoma 1:37.72 37 Daniel Johnson 1:41.79 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke Finals 10 Lisa Hurt 1:20.10 Preliminaries 11 Lisa Hurt 1:21.01 18 Whitney Hurd 1:24.36 19 Kelsey English 1:24.45 30 Aviva Buckey 1:30.70 Men 100 Yard Breaststroke Preliminaries 13 Scott King 1:14.05 16 Tate Wilson 1:16.48 30 Preston Obrien 1:26.73 Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Finals 8 Meade County4:36.66 1) Shannon Duffield 2) Darby Stull 3) Tara Monchilovich 4) Hannah McCleavy Preliminaries 9 Meade County 4:46.33 1) Shannon Duffield 2) Darby Stull 3) Tara Monchilovich 4) Hannah McCleavy Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Finals 1) Shawn Mason 2) Clifton Caro 3) T.J. Osborne 4) Justin Presley Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Preliminaries 5 Meade County 3:56.65 1) Shawn Mason 2) Clifton Caro 3) T.J. Osborne 4) Justin Presley Women - Team Rankings 1. Woodford County 338 2. Shelby County 147 3. Elizabethtown 137 4. Western Hills 132 5. Scott County 110 6. Fort Knox 99 7. Boyle County 58 8. Central Hardin 57 9. Meade County 40 10. Bethlehem 39 11. West Jessamine35 12. John Hardin 34 13. Russell County 26 13. Marion County 26 15. Nelson County 8 16. Franklin County 7 17. Danville 4 18. North Hardin 3 Men - Team Rankings 1. Woodford County 296 2. Danville 179 3. Scott County 136 4. Boyle County 124 5. Shelby County 121 6. Fort Knox 97 7. Franklin County 75 8. Meade County 65 9. Russell County56 9. West Jessamine56 11. John Hardin51 12. Marion County37 13. North Hardin 14. Anderson County 15. Elizabethtown


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Meade County Courthouse The following age groups will be offered: 5-6 year olds - Coach pitch 7-8 year olds - Machine pitch 9-10 year olds - Player pitch 11-12 year olds - Player pitch 13-16 year olds - Player pitch Cost is: $50 - one child $75 - two children (siblings) $90 - three or more children (siblings) Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

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much that I couldn’t eat supper,� Ragan said. “We just couldn’t run any better than 25th, and I remember when we’d come to the race track in 2008, and I’d make more mistakes than I should have, and we’d run 12th. It was frustrating, but I’m a man, and I can admit it when I do things wrong. (Owner) Jack Roush is a man, and he can admit it when things are not right on the performance side, and by being honest, we can work together and fix it.� Ragan knows he has to regain his form this year. “It’s pretty simple,� he said. “We’ve got to win races in 2010. “We’ve got to be competitive, from the short tracks to the mile-and-ahalf tracks to the (restrictorplate) tracks, so I’m pretty excited about going to Daytona. We’re ready to go.�

Anderson County managed to score 42 points in the paint and outrebounded the Lady Waves 36-29. Evans led Meade County with a doubledouble, 18 points and 11 rebounds. Scarlett Powers had 11 points and seven rebounds and Bliss Powers added 10 points and five rebounds.

Gee whiz, I know all these guys I’ve been around (“round, round, get around, I get around�). Officially. On a recent Saturday night, the National Motorsports Press Association inducted four into its Hall of Fame, and I know every one of them. In the past, there were always the homages to antiquity, the long-overdue elections of heretofore overlooked icons. Now that Roger Penske, Jack Roush, Rusty Wallace and Robert Yates have joined the NMPA Hall, I guess it gives me some standing in the antiquity category, too. I don’t have much in the way of outlandish anecdotes to pass along in regard to Penske. Alone of the four, my interaction with Roger has always

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Roger Penske, Jack Roush, Robert Yates and Rusty Wallace take their class picture for the 2009 inductees into the NMPA Hall of Fame. been somewhat formal. I like him. I admire him. But that’s no fun. Roush? When his name comes up, I often think of the Busch brothers, both of whom began racing within his vast domain and both of whom were “vocabularically affected� by the verbose Mr. Roush, who has seldom seen a word of more than three syllables that he didn’t adopt. The Busch brothers, particularly when they were younger, were so impressed by Roush’s “big words� that they tried to emulate him, or that’s always been my theory. The difference, of course, is that Jack tends to know what those words mean, and neither Kurt nor Kyle generally does. Kurt’s linguistic offenses would rank him somewhere close to Norm Crosby or Bo Dietl, as he has been known to “circumference the track� and be proud of “how we’ve been able to solidify the solidity

of our team.� Kyle? Less so, but he has also contributed to mild unrest in the tomb of Noah Webster. Rusty Wallace? The Emperor of Exaggeration. He’s always been a walking, talking racing story in need of fact checking. Rusty doesn’t intentionally stretch the truth; he just thinks optimistically. The press conference had barely started when Rusty matter-of-factly said he had been in Canada four hours earlier. Pretty fast plane. Possible — but when one factors in all the time needed before and after one actually climbs into the plane, even a private plane — unlikely. By the way, I’m fairly sure someone could’ve made a killing in Vegas betting on Rusty giving the evening’s shortest speech. That was a bigger upset than Appalachian State over Michigan. The longest speech was

Jeff Hammond’s namedropping introduction of Roush, for whom he once worked for, oh, 10 minutes or so. I have no idea how that idea transpired. Penske was all grace and humility. Roush and Yates rambled. Rusty was probably the MVP of the evening. Yates requires special attention. Through 2007, when he turned over his race team to son Doug, Yates always seemed to be in sync with signals from outer space. Robert is obviously immensely intelligent, so much so that oft times guys like me just have no idea what he is talking about. Below are a couple “Yatesisms� from 2005. “So we’ve really, through the years, have cowboyed our teams with that, and certainly it’s turned into an engineering model anymore.� He also said of rival car owner Roush’s teams that they “try to get the beach down every street avail-

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able, and whoever gets there quickest, they can all jump on that.� Yates has never been as uproariously nutty as Kurt Busch (“We have heavy hearts in the backs of our minds.�). He specializes in sentences that are, to the non-brilliant-mad-scientist set, indecipherable. Which, of course, is why I always enjoyed listening to him over the years. I’m in it for the humor most of the time. Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar. features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. E-mail Monte at nascar_

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The Meade County dance team is preparing for the state competition in Frankfort scheduled for Feb. 28. The team displayed its routine during halftime at a Meade County basketball game. The team finished first in the region tournament on Jan. 23. They won grand champion for their jazz and open category dances.

TOP: The dance team begins its routine. RIGHT: Becca Harmon lifts Maddie Redmon on her back during the routine. BOTTOM: The dance team finishes its 22minute routine during a halftime show.


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Strange but True By Samantha Weaver •It was Fran ois VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld and prince de Marcillac, a noted 17th-century French author and memoirist, who made the following sage observation: “Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.” •Rutherford B. Hayes, the country’s 19th president, was the first to install a phone in the White House. •It was 1948 when the first vinyl musical recording was made. The piece of music so immortalized was Tchiakovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” •Although we tend to think of the bikini as a modern fashion innovation, two-piece bathing suits can be seen in murals in the ancient city of Pompeii. •According to Romanian tradition, a sure-fire hangover remedy is tripe soup. In Poland, drinking sour pickle juice is supposed to cure the morning-after agonies. And if you’re in Germany, you should try the local remedy: pickled herring. •The shortest street on record can be found in the small town of Wick, Scotland. Ebenezer Place is a mere 6 feet, 9 inches long. •Do you suffer from pogonophobia? If so, you probably have some issues with Santa. Pogonophobia is a fear of beards. •If you’re like most Americans, you’ve stolen from your employer -- though probably not much. It seems that 58 percent of your fellow citizens admit to taking office supplies for personal use.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There could be some negative reaction to your tough stance when making a recent decision. But overall, your efforts result in well-earned recognition and all that can follow from that. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your financial situation seems confusing, even for the fiscally savvy Bovine. Maybe it's the conflicting advice you're getting. Check it out before things get too tangled to unknot. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relaxed attitude goes a long way in helping you deal with any of life's irritants that might be popping up this week. You're also a reassuring role model for others in the same situation. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect favors creativity, which should persuade you to work on your artistic projects. If time is a problem, prioritize your commitments so that your work isn't compromised. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Scrutinize all the job offers that interest you. Most are honest and worth considering. But a few might not be completely forthcoming about what the job is and what the salary and benefits are. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected snafu could delay the completion of a project you're eager to finish. Find out what's causing it, fix it, and if you need help, don't be shy about asking for it. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An idea that could be helpful to you comes from an unlikely source. Listen to it. Discuss it. If necessary, adjust it. If it looks as if it might work out quite well, go ahead and use it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful about allowing someone to share a very personal secret with you. This could cause problems down the line with others who are involved in that person's private life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A cooling down of a relationship could be the result of neglect, unintended or not. To save it from icing over, you need to warm it up with a large dose of hot Sagittarius passion.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to get involved with a number of family matters that involve money and other issues that might jeopardize the closeness between and among family members. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Cheer up. That difficult person who appears to be deliberately stalling your project might just need to be reassured of the value she or he brings to it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Good news! Expect to feel re-energized now that you've gone through that stressful energydepleting period involving a lot of changes. Now, go out there and show them what you can do. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a warm, giving nature that inspires many to follow your example. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Are you related to John Hardesty and Sarah Agnes Ray Hardesty? We are having a reunion on June 19, 2010. If your last name is Ray or Hardesty but not sure if you’re related, email or call Kathy Hardesty at 502-533-1147. I will then be able to tell you if you are a relative of my great grandparents. Just need to know who your great grandparents were. More details will follow in April. SPMS Meade County’s Got Talent Show for Relay for Life will be on March 4, 2010. Sign ups will be held at the food court on Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meade County Baseball Sign Ups will be Feb. 6th and 13th at the Meade County Courthouse from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, call Joe Carter at 270-422-4899 or Mike Robinson at 270-422-4349. Girls Fast Pitch Softball sign ups will be Saturday, Feb. 13, 20, and 27th. from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Meade County Courthouse. Call Tracy Schwartz at 270-422-4801 or 270668-6703 for more information. Meade County Girls Slow Pitch Softball Summer Recreational League sign ups will be every Saturday beginning Jan. 30th at the Meade County Courthouse from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information call Kelly Smith at 270-668-7298 or email Meade County Youth Soccer, MCYSA, is accepting spring soccer sign-ups online at Click on ‘Register Online’. Registration at the Food Court: Feb. 6th 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Feb. 18th 6-8 p.m. and Feb. 20th 10 a.m.-2p.m. Meade County High School Alumni Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations. Send nominee’s name, the year they graduated, and a list of their accomplishments or achievements as well as why this person should be inducted to the Meade County High School Hall of Fame to Tony Allen, 551 Lawrence Street, Brandenburg, KY 40108 by Feb. 28, 2010. The selection committee will meet in March to vote on the new inductees. The Harrison County Hospital Foundation is now taking applications for vendors to participate in the Taste of Harrison County event. This event highlights the wonderful food and drink of the establishments in Harrison County and will take place Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital. The Hardin Memorial Hospital WOW Mobile (Wellness on Wheels) will not be making its regular monthly site visits during the months of December, January, and February. They will continue their monthly visits to the Kroger parking lot in March 2010. For more information, please call 270737-4464 or visit 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 DIVORCE With or without children $125. With FREE name change documents and marital settlement agreement. Fast and Easy. Call us 24hrs/ 7days: 1-888-789-0198; www.

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Second Annual Chelsea Stinnett Memorial Community Volleyball Tournament All proceeds will go to the Meade County Ladywave Volleyball Team

March 6, 2010 If we have more than 14 teams, we will play Friday night from 7-9 and resume play Saturday morning.

The tournament will be held at Meade County High School For rules and more information contact Jennifer Smith (Varsity Coach)

YOUTH Meade County DECA fares well in regional competition Friday, February 12, 2010

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The following students placed in Feb. 4’s 3rd Region competition. They are all eligible for state competition held in March. KY. Job Interview: 1st Place – Kara Leonhart KY DECA Member of the Year: 1st Place – Kathryn Anderson KY Entrepreneurship Functions: 1st Place – Brianna Speer KY Fee Enterprise: 1st Place – Cameron Booker KY Marketing Fundamentals: 1st Place – Dylan Pike KY Retailing Concepts: 1st Place – Holly Bennett KY Sports Marketing: 1st Place – Taylor Spalding KY Travel & Tourism: 1st Place – Emily Spink KY Web Page: 2nd Place – Shelby Snider Accounting Applications: 1st Place – Amy Hardesty Automotive Services: 2nd Place – Nathan Polston Food Marketing: 3rd Place – Chris Leverenz Marketing Management: 1st Place – Justin Burnett Quick Serve Restaurant Management: 3rd Place – Logan Griffith Retail Merchandising: 2nd Place - Allie Backstrom Sports & Entertainment: 1st Place – Zach Taulbee Buying & Merchandising Team: 3rd Place – Shandra Hagerman and Ashley Patenaude Hospitality Services Team: 3rd Place – Rachel Combs and Mandy Waters Sports Marketing Team: 3rd Place – Justin Amburgey and Cody Hager Community Service Project: 1st Place – Avery Sydnor Principles of Business Administration: 1st Place – Jay B. Greer Principles of Hospitality: 1st Place – Lucas Austin

LEFT: On Feb. 4, Meade County DECA Advisor Mrs. Elissa Gagel and Angela Anderson took 31 Meade County DECA students to WKU for regional competition. There were seven schools in all competing in the 3rd region.

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Great tips for doing well on ACT exam FRANKFORT — Juniors attending Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT, the nation’s most widely accepted college entrance exam, on March 9. The ACT test assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Higher scores may also qualify students for a bonus award through the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program. To do their best, students should follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), which administers the KEES program: •Study, take notes and do your homework in your regular high school classes. Retain the information you learn rather than “dumping” it after the next test. •Take practice tests. ACT offers sample tests at www., and practice tests are included in the ACT booklet school counselors receive each year. If those aren’t enough, you can buy larger practice books at any bookstore. •Take advantage of ACT

classes. Many high schools and colleges offer such classes for a small fee. •Answer the questions you’re sure about first, then go back and tackle the others. But don’t spend too much time on any one question. •Remember that your first gut feeling is more often right than wrong. •If you can eliminate one answer, you have a one-inthree chance of guessing the right answer. If you can eliminate two, you have a 50-50 chance. If you’ve answered the questions you’re sure of and made educated guesses on others but have no clue about the rest, fill in any circle. The ACT doesn’t count off for wrong answers, so you haven’t hurt yourself if you guess wrong. •Make sure you get a good night’s rest the night before and you leave home early enough to get to the test site on time. And don’t forget to bring some ID. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call (800) 9288926, ext. 6-7372.

Ky. college invites high school students for preview day LEXINGTON — Transylvania University invites high school sophomores, juniors and their families to campus for Preview Day, Saturday, Mar. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clive M. Beck Athletic Center. Preview Day includes a welcome with President Charles L. Shearer, faculty presentations, an academic information fair, campus and residence hall tours, a student panel discussion and a complimentary lunch. Students and their parents will have the oppor-

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Golfing card is now available Kentucky Department of Parks News Release FRANKFORT — The best golf in Kentucky is now available at the 19 courses operated by the Kentucky Department of Parks. For 2010, the Kentucky Golf Trail is again offering a “trail card” that provides unlimited paid green fees for the cardholder. The trail card fees will continue to include the daily play fee in the purchase price. The unlimited paid greens fee trail cards are sold at all state park golf courses and are valid through Dec. 31, 2010. Cards start at $475 for senior players (62 and older). For more information on the trail card, visit www. Kentucky State Parks features two golf packages: the Chip Shot and the all-inclusive Tees & Zzzs. The Chip Shot package includes 18-holes of golf with cart and lodging with rates starting at $59 per person night — November through March — and $79 April through October. The

popular Tees & Zzzs features golf with cart, lodging, breakfast and dinner, plus a gift card starting at $89 per person per night — November through March — and $109 April through October. General Burnside Island State Park near Somerset is a newly renovated course to the trail designed by Brian Ault. The course features zoysia fairways and tees with bent grass greens. The course measures 6,394 yards from the back tees and surrounded on an island by Lake Cumberland. Ault also designed Dale Hollow and Hidden Cove at Grayson Lake, both nationally recognized by Golf Digest. Kentucky State Park resorts also feature lodges, cottages, campgrounds, restaurants and other activities such as hiking, swimming, boating and wildlife programs. For more information about state park golf trail cards, Tees and Zzzs packages, gift cards and course photos, visit www.parks.

Livingston poacher faces jail time, fines Submitted by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department


Kentucky Parks’ “trail card” gives golfers a green pass to 19 of state’s best golf courses.

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FRANKFORT — A Livingston County man faces time in jail and thousands of dollars in fines and costs after conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources seized 34 illegal deer and two wild turkeys from his home Tuesday, January 26. Officers charged David G. Ray, 32, of Smithland, with 36 counts of illegally taking deer or wild turkey. He is scheduled for arraignment in Livingston District Court Feb. 11. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Bill Snow and Conservation Officers Josh Hudson and Daniel Richardson executed a search warrant on Ray’s property after receiving information from a concerned citizen, and the assistance of Livingston County Attorney Billy Riley. The officers seized 34 deer heads and two wild turkeys. All appeared to have been taken in 2009. The seized deer heads had been cut off at the neck or reduced to skullcaps. Twenty-four were still in velvet. Officers found 18 heads inside a freezer located in an outbuilding on the property. The remaining racks came from the residence and the back of a truck. The turkeys were in a freezer. Ray previously lost one year of hunting privileges, forfeited hunting equipment and paid a $500 fine for a 1995 illegal take conviction. “I don’t understand why anyone would think they need to kill every buck they see in the velvet,” said Snow, who said it took several trucks to remove all the deer heads. “Some of these deer had small racks.” Penalties for each illegally taken deer or turkey include up to $1,000 in fines, one year in jail, or both, loss of hunting privileges for up to three years, and forfeiture of hunting equipment. Ray also could be ordered to pay replacement costs for the animals, which include $753 for each deer and $563 for each wild turkey.

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