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Meade County lands on top collecting in child support, A7

State offers new license plate choices in 2011, A9

Frank Runyeon tells his story of Christmas, A5


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School Board reviews 2010 audit, finds few discrepancies By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard

The Meade County School Board held its monthly meeting last week to discuss some last agenda items before the holiday. Finance Officer Susan Fackler presented some highlights from the audit for the 2010 fiscal year. Wright and Company, of Lebanon, Ky., served as the auditors. In 2010, the school board had an ending budget surplus of $118,894, which included all funds.

HIGHLIGHT Friday, December 24 •MEADE COUNTY COURTHOUSE; MEADE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY; VINE GROVE CITY HALL CLOSED. •CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE — 6 p.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church. •CHRISTMAS EVE SILENT COMMUNICATION SERVICE — 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church. •CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK — 6 p.m. at Elizabethtown City Hall in Elizabethtown, Ky.

“It’s an increase over last year of $1.5 million,” Fackler added. Instructional expenditures increased by $1 million and according to Fackler, that is due to the school board receiving the RS Stimulus Grant. The Food Service Planning had an ending budget surplus of $39,000, in part, because of funds received from the state for the reduced lunch program. The school board receives money through federal reimbursement for each meal


that is served, Fackler added. Food Service also joined a new co-op where they receive the same food from the same company, except at a lower cost. The school board had a profit loss of $280,000. “That number looks a little larger because in that number there is $6 million that was saved to pay for insurance and retirement,” Fackler said. “Although that money did not come through our district at all, we had to show it on our finances.” Revenue for the 2010 fiscal

year was $45.6 million. Each of the schools’ checking accounts was listed in the audit. It included how much money they received and how much they spent. There was also a detailed list of Meade County High School’s activity fund, which is required through the Department of Education. At the end of the audit, the auditors left their comments. First, they noticed the board’s account at Meade County Bank in 2009 was under collateralized. However,

Fackler noted that the issue was quickly fixed. Other comments from the auditors included missing approvals on reimbursements. Superintendent Mitch Crump presented an option to approve nominating local community and business members to the board’s local planning committee. “The Kentucky Department of Education requires every school district to do an updated facility plan,” he said. “We’ve amended ours three times in the last 10 years. It’s not anything new

any snowmen visit uldraugh Elementary

WHAT’S INSIDE •Volunteers pack up nutrition for kids , A9 •Prepaid credit cards can be risky all year, A11

•U K develops young farmers program, A12

•Madrigals perform magical Christmas musical for the season, B11

INDEX Agriculture............. A12 Business................. A11 Local Happenings... A8 Court News............ A5 Faith...................... A6 Feature................... A10 Games.................... B7 Heritage................. B12 Marketplace........... B8 Obituaries.............. A3 Viewpoints............. A4 Outdoors............... B4 Sports..................... B1 TV Listings.............. B5 Youth..................... B11


Students create Christmas spirit with music recital ABOVE: Muldraugh Elementary students rock out on air guitar during “I Feel the Rhythm of the Season,” Friday, Dec. 10 in the school’s gym. Older students show their holiday spirit by using their hand made snowmen as masks. LEFT: Young students dance hand-inhand with each other while donning reindeer-like headbands.


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Sat 32/21 12/25 Snow showers at times. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

Sun 25/20 12/26 Cloudy with flurries. Highs in the mid 20s and lows in the low 20s.

Mon 30/21 12/27 Cloudy with occasional flurries. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

Tue 39/21 12/28 Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 20s.

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Mother abuses charity, children won’t be denied By Brian Graves The News Standard

Four Brandenburg children will still be able to enjoy a Christmas despite the alleged criminal actions of their mother. According to Amanda Beard Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick, the children of Amanda J. Beard, 28, are now staying with relatives after she was arrested Friday on a charge of theft by deception of under $500. The suspect was charged after a local store notified members of the Fraternal Order of Police she had exchanged items See ABUSED, Page A9

•Hunting waterfowl on a budget in the state, B4

Wintry mix of precipitation. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the mid 20s.

to us … (But) at this particular point, it’s a more lengthy process.” According to Crump, the committee will assess the district’s existing facilities, facility plan and bring the utility plan together and ensure the committee is up to date. Crump suggested Matthew Pike from Meade County Bank, Tony Brown from Tony Brown Chevrolet and Rachel Baelz from the Meade County Public Library be approved to the committee. The

Fire District awards light up the night By Casey Tolliver The News Standard Emergency responders are notorious for selflessly serving and protecting their communities, without expecting recognition. But recently, firefighters with the Meade County Fire Protection District got the praise they deserve from their peers. “This has been an exceptional year for our organization,” Naser said. “We’ve also done done a lot of things that have made us a better organization.” Outstanding service and performance within the district was acknowledged, as “of the year” awards were voted on by the fire district. Erica Czmbor was voted Junior Firefighter of the Year by the fire district, while Daniel Porchert was voted Firefighter of the Year by his peers. Engineer of the Year was given to Scott Allen and Officer of the Year was awarded to Leroy Lewis. The Chief’s Award, an honor which was started THE NEWS STANDARD/CASEY TOLLIVER by former chief Bryan Claycomb, was given to Meade County Fire Protection District Chief Larry Naser Stewart Ballard. See FIRE, Page A2

opens his gift at the recent Fire District Christmas party and awards banquet at the Farm Bureau Building.

Lay’s murder case continued to April 2011 Staff Report The News Standard

The court case of a Jefferson County man accused of murder in Meade County was continued to April 14, 2011 earlier this week. Meade County Jeffrey Lay Circuit Judge Bruce Butler continued the case of Jeffrey Lay on Monday. Lay is accused of the September murder of Danny Embry at Embry’s Brandenburg See CASE, Page A9

Flaherty man gives back to his hometown By Brian Graves The News Standard

Several families in Flaherty saw Santa Claus a little early last week. Even the icy conditions couldn’t stop this Santa from making his rounds because he really cares about his community. Jim Dial, who owns the Flaherty Bar, spearheaded efforts to give away 28 food baskets and 47 coats to local residents who found them an unexpected blessing on a cold day. “I have always wanted to give back See FLAHERTY, Page A2

News Sustainers participate in Wreaths Across America ceremony

Friday, December 24, 2010

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Submitted by 3rd Sust. Cmd., Ft. Knox

FORT KNOX– Soldiers from Fort Knox’s 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. The ceremony, which has taken place at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central for two years, honors the past, present and future sacrifices of Veterans and their families. The Sustainers, who placed wreaths representing each branch of service in front of the branch’s corresponding flag and in front of headstones of Veterans, said they were honored to take part in the ceremony which paid tribute to those who came before them. “Today was a way for me to pay my respects to all of the fallen service members, those participating in conflicts now and those who will be in conflicts in the future,” Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Galbusieri said, the 3rd ESC’s Army Force Generation noncommissioned officer in charge and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. native.

“This event shows me that there is great support for the armed services.” Sgt. 1st Class Galbusieri, one of eight Soldiers from the 3rd ESC and 233rd Transportation Company to participate in the ceremony, said Saturday was a very emotional event. He said that laying wreaths for Veterans was the least he could do to honor the Veterans laid to rest at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central. The Sustainers, along with friends and family members of fallen Veterans, laid a total of 1,500 wreaths throughout the cemetery. Speaking at the event was Maj. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, who thanked everyone in attendance for taking the time to recognize Veterans. “Christmas is about the spirit of celebration, the spirit of giving and it’s appropriate that we’re here giving thanks to our Veterans in this wonderful cemetery,” Maj. Gen. Campbell said to the crowd. “For over 235 years the Army has stood on the shoulders of those that have gone before us and

we want to make sure we recognize them.” The ceremony’s organizer, Donna Betson, said that the attendance for Saturday’s event was overwhelming. Mrs. Betson, a Radcliff native, said that she began working with the surrounding communities more than two years ago to organize the ceremony at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, which opened in June of 2007. She said that the communities have provided overwhelming support since the event’s inception, with about 500 Veterans being buried at the cemetery yearly. When asked how the ceremony turned out, Mrs. Betson had just one word to describe it, “Incredible.” Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project, which laid wreaths on the headstones of fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery, according the organization’s website. Today, wreath laying ceremonies are held in every state, Puerto Rico and 24 overseas cemeteries.

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Sgt. 1st Class Christopher E. Maisel, a force protection noncommissioned officer with the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Denton, Md. native, and 1st Sgt. Jonathan Napier, the 3rd ESC’s first sergeant and Yatesville, Ga. native, lay wreaths on the headstones of fallen veterans during the Wreaths Across America ceremony held at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Leroy Lewis, Scott Allen, Erica Czmbor and Daniel Porchert were honored for their outstanding service at the Meade County Fire Protection District’s annual Christmas party and awards ceremony.

Fire From page A1 Other awards were given to honor coursework and classifications earned by firefighters who serve the district as well. Plaques for 150 hour certifications were given, which the state gives three years to complete. The district also honored firefighters who received their first responder classifications, which requires 54 hours of grueling training, according to Naser. Firefighters within the district who received their EMT and Hazardous were also honored at the party, as were

Flaherty From page A1 to the community I grew up in,” Dial said. Dial said funds were given to a local church in the past, but this year he wanted to do something “more personalized.” “We have done several benefits at my business for various things — one was for a young lady diagnosed with terminal cancer — and raised quite a bit,” Dial said. This year, a benefit was held with the expressed desire to make Christmas a little brighter for those who have extra needs. “I contacted members of the local business community and told them what we wanted to do and asked for donations,” Dial said. And, they came through. Fourteen businesses stepped up to the plate to

those who received their engineer training certificates. Mike Faith Sr. received a plaque to signify the completion of his instructor methodology course. The fire district’s Auxiliary was also honored at the party, and given certificates to honor their dedication and support of the district. “The thing I want to get across is that hard work is associated with these awards,” Naser said. A few members of the district’s board were in attendance, showing their support. “Thank you very much for all that you’ve done,” Meade County Fire District Board Chairman Martin Bosemer said. “You’ve worked hard…

response times are going down and the number of people responding has gone up. We couldn’t be doing any better. And it’s thanks to the folks like you that answer the call.” Incoming Meade County Judge/Executive Gerry Lynn was also on hand as a guest at the fire district shin dig. “I just want to say how much that the community appreciates what you all do and the services you all provide to the community, and we, the Fiscal Court…we all understand and appreciate that and we’re going to do anything possibly that we can do to help you all further your job. God bless each and every one of you,” Lynn said.

help out and Dial’s customers did the same which led to the items Dial and his friends were able to deliver. Amy Crebessa, family resource coordinator at Flaherty Elementary, helped Dial in determining those most in need. “Amy herself contacted the families and made sure it was OK,” Dial said. Despite the icy weather on that Thursday, Dial and his friends made sure the deliveries were made. “We had families tell us, ‘We can’t believe you got out,’” Dial said. Dial said everyone who pitched in on the project was very supportive. He also noted that all the items that had to be purchased where bought in Flaherty. “This was a way to help our local businesses as well,” Dial said. “I’d rather spend my dollar locally — within my county and town as much as I can.”

He said the effort makes him feel good. “My parents are both deceased, but the city and county regarded them as their own,” Dial said. “I’ve always felt the need to give back.” In addition to the other philanthropic efforts Dial has led, he also helps with a local youth sports program and his wife is a teacher. Dial wanted to recognize the other businesses besides his own that contributed including: Dowell’s Hardware, Ford Farms, Flaherty Tractor Company, Flaherty BP, Albert’s Barber Shop, Curran’s Grocery, Greg Hager Farms, Farm Bureau Insurance, Down Home Auto, Jackson/ Hewitt Tax Service, Medley and Sons, Mitchell’s Custom Coatings, and Flaherty Video and Tan. “There are several benefits to helping out this way,” Dial said. “Whatever I can do to help the community, I want to do that.”


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Virginia Padgett Vandiver

Herbert Ray Haynes

Margaret “Lou” Clarkson

Virginia Padgett Vandiver, 86, of Muldraugh, Ky., died, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation in Radcliff, Ky. Virginia was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Meade County, Ky., to the late Lawrence and Nell Pleasant Singleton. She was a member of the Muldraugh Baptist Church where she was active in many programs, a member of the Muldraugh Woman’s Club and had retired from Fort Knox where she worked in commissary. Two husbands, Dolfis Padgett and Robert Vandiver; daughter, Paulette Padgett; sister, Lorena Padgett and four brothers, John, Charles, Henry and Earl Singleton preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Roy) Ashford of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Sharon (Forrest) Berry of Muldraugh, Ky.; son, Leo (Wavel) Padgett of Lexington, Ky.; sisters, Eunice Pollock, Ruth (Jr.) Addison both of Wolf Creek, Ky., and Ethel (Terry) Newton of Charlestown, Ind.; brothers, Jessie Singleton of Altoona, Pa., and Chester (Betty) Singleton of Guston, Ky.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Burial followed in Parr-Frans Cemetery in Battletown, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Children’s Ministry of the Muldraugh Baptist Church, P.O. Box 397, Muldraugh, KY 40155. Online condolences may be made at

Mr. Herbert Ray Haynes, 78, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Haynes was born on Dec. 21, 1931, the son of Herbert and Mary Alliene Murray Haynes. He was a member of Harrison Masonic Lodge No. 122 F. & A.M. Mr. Haynes was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, May Johnson, and a brother, Lawrence Haynes. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Haynes of Brandenburg, Ky.; four children, Ray Haynes of Niceville, Fla., Kelvin (Sandy) Haynes of Bardstown, Ky., Lisa Polston of Madison Heights, Mich., Greg (Angela) Haynes of Fayetteville, N.C; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Faye (Gene) Whelan of Flaherty, Ky., and a brother, Houston (Joyce) Haynes of Guston, Ky. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. Jay Squires, officiating. Burial followed in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY. Honorary pallbearers were David Haynes, Kristina Polston, Rebecca Haynes, Allison Haynes and Elizabeth Haynes. Active pallbearers were Phillip Haynes, Wesley Polston, Steve Wardrip, Bim Wardrip, Stephen Haynes and Morris Watts. Masonic funeral rites were held at 7:30 PM on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky or to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left at

Mrs. Margaret “Lou” Clarkson, 67, of Ekron, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Banks Clarkson, and a brother, William Dean Clarkson. Mrs. Clarkson is survived by her father, Sherman Clarkson of Ekron, Ky.; four children, Lisa Williams of Owings Mills, Md., Tammy Payne of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Jimmy “Jimbo” Clarkson of Tacoma, Wash., Penny Perkins of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Willie “Jim” (Gail) Clarkson of Louisville, Ky., Billy “Lock” Clarkson of Ekron, Ky.; two sisters, Martha (Earl) Hardy of Hyattsville, Md., Sara (Mike) Young of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the Zion Grove Baptist Church in Ekron, Ky., with burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Linda Maxine Tyler

Howard McElroy, Sr., 82, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. He was born on Sept. 2, 1928, in Westfield Ala.; the son of Josephus and Addie Lizzie McElroy. Serving his country honorably and with sacrifice, Howard retired as a SFC after completing 22 years of service for the Army.  He completed two tours in Vietnam as well as a tour in Korea. His contributions to his family as well the country will not be forgotten. He married the former Annie Lee Baker and she precedes him in death in 1981.   He is survived by his loving children, Robert (Carolyn) McElroy of Stockton, Calif.; Earlene (Johnny) Jemison of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Gloria (Clifford) Ross of Jacksonville, Fla.; Leslie (Edward) Williams of Hinesville, Ga.; Elizabeth Van Horn of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Howard (Mary) J. McElroy of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Sherita (Christopher) Lynch of Cedar Park, Texas; his sisters, Mildred Havard, Farmington Hills of Mich., and Leslie Brown of Texas. As a loving and supportive grandparent, he leaves behind 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  A memorial service was conducted on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, 2072 S. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff, KY 40160.  Burial followed in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. Condolences may be expressed online at

Linda Maxine Tyler, 51, of Rineyville, Ky., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was a member of Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Journee South; two brothers, Gary Carr and Benny Carr. She is survived by two daughters, Miriah Rainwater of Vine Grove, Ky., and Misti South of Rineyville, Ky.; a son, Rodney Fretwell of Taylors, S.C.; six grandchildren, Dalani, Austin and Aaron Rainwater, Malcolm Glover, Aiza South, Grace Fretwell; her parents, Carl and Lois Jones of Rineyville, Ky.; two brothers, Carlos and Lonnie Carr. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. Rob Sumrall officiating. Condolences may be expressed online at www.nebfh. com. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Chester Val Hobbs Mr. Chester Val Hobbs, 63, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 15, 2010, at his home in Elizabethtown, Ky., after a lengthy stay in Hardin Memorial Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was the son of Earl and Rebecca Middleton Hobbs of Hagan, Va., and was owner of Hobbs Custom Drywall which did work both in Hardin and Meade Counties. He was a member of Hardy’s Creek Baptist Church, his home church in Hagan, Va. He is survived by his wife, Leona and son, Chris. He was the youngest and only serving brother of Mrs. Betty (Rev. Dr. Billy) Marcum of Brandenburg, Ky., and Mrs. Sue (Joseph) Richie of Burlington, Ky. A memorial service was held at Dixon-Atwood on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, and the funeral was at the Hardy’s Creek Baptist Church in Hagan, Va., on Saturday Dec. 18, 2010. He was buried in the Hobbs family cemetery in Hagan, Va., beside his mother and father.

Margie Carol Nash Margie Carol Nash, 68, of Guston, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was born July 3, 1942, to the late Roufus and Sally Ann Quiggins Basham. She was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Basham. Survivors include her husband, Charles Nash; Charles (Jennifer) Basham of Washington, Ind., Karen Nash of Guston, Ky., Mike (Tracy) Nash of Guston, Ky., Rhonda (Mark) Bennett of Irvington, Ky., Angela Nash of Ekron, Ky., Gary Nash of Irvington, Ky., Kenny Nash of Payneville, Ky., Scott Nash of Brandenburg, Ky.; two sisters, Virginia Basham and Susie Durbin; two half sisters, Madge Young and Madonna White; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at 2 p.m., at the Goshen Baptist Church in Glen Dean, Ky. Burial followed in Glen Dean Cemetery in Glean Dean, Ky.

Howard McElroy

Dorothy I. Saltsman

Dorothy I. Saltsman, 78, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She is survived by her husband, Wendell H. Saltsman of Vine Grove, Ky.; two daughters, Dottie Mae Koester and Mildred A. (Lewis) Messer, all of Vine Grove, Ky.; two sisters, Hazel Williams of New Haven, Ky., and Jane Hondel of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Charles Mann and Walter Mann, both of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; five grandchildren, Dean Vinson, Wendell Vinson, Steven Koester, Kimberly Messer and Christina Cooney; and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. James Royalty officiating.  Burial followed in the Vine Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at 

Keith Harold Ogren

 Keith Harold Ogren, 58, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his home. He is survived by four brothers, Russell, Steven, Charles and Randy Ogren; and a sister, Karen Morris. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online at www.nebfh. com. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carman “Dick” Peters

  Carman “Dick” Peters, 94, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at his home. He was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Peters; his parents, Andy and Lucy Peters; stepmother, Sudie Peters; six brothers, Elza Peters, Virgil Peters, Wesley Peters, Tommy Peters, Lawrence Peters and Fount Peters; a sister, Bessie Hunt; his son-in-law, Larry Wilson; and a great-granddaughter, Brittney Louann Walters. He is survived by a son, Richard Peters and his wife, Charlotte of Vine Grove, Ky.; two daughters, Shirley Fulk and her husband, Lester Gene, of Radcliff, Ky., Mildred Wilson of Parkersburg, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Nelson-EdelenBennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. Elbert Peters officiating.  Burial followed in the Vine Grove Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus, P. O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY 42702. Condolences may be expressed online at

Please refer to page A6, our Faith page, for a continuation of Obituaries.

Vincent James Kieta

Vincent James Kieta, 78, of Radcliff, born Dec. 5, 1932, in Ft. Benning, Ga., died Dec. 7, 2010, after a courageous four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  He graduated from Vine Grove High School in 1951.  Vincent was a founding citizen of Radcliff, Ky.  In those early days he enlisted in the KY National Guard and was immediately called to active duty during the Korean War and stationed in Germany.  It was in Germany that he met Margaret Halter who he later married at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky.  Together they raised five children and were founding members of St. Christopher’s Parish. Vincent lived a full life in his 78 years.  During his 36year career in the National Guard, he entered the service as a Private and retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel.  After his initial active duty tour, he enrolled in Louisville Radio and TV school and then opened one of the first radio and television repair stores, Radcliff TV.  He continued as a private businessman for more than 25 years. The Radcliff Community was truly his calling.  Vincent helped plan and build the original St. Christopher Church and School.   When a new church was needed, Vincent was again there to raise funds and plan for the new church.  He served on the Radcliff City Council and numerous committees, which contributed to the growth and quality of life in Radcliff.  He took his greatest pride in the conception and development of Saunders Spring Nature Preserve, which now serves the entire community as a place of education, relaxation, recreation, and family time.  In honor of his dedication to volunteerism and his accomplishments, Vincent was the recipient of the Ollye Masters Award, Hardin County Distinguished Alumni Award, and Paul Harris Fellow in addition to other recognition.  Vincent gave to his community through leadership on many projects, countless volunteer hours, and donations.  He continued to do so well into his retirement.  Vincent supported his family and friends by lending a hand whenever and wherever that may have taken him.  Through it all he was a beloved husband, father, brother, son and friend to many.  Vincent was preceded in death by his father Anthony, his mother Nathalie, his brother Anthony and infant daughter Angela.  He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret; daughters, Helene Harris and husband, Randy of Elizabethtown, Ky., Carolyn Ambrosino of Louisville, Ky.; sons, Michael and wife, Sharon of Germany, Robert and wife, Karyne of Portland, Ore., Thomas and wife, Micki Lynn of Lafayette, La.; also his brother Andrew and wife, Betty of Vine Grove, Ky., and sister Barbara Brink and Dan of Elizabethtown, Ky., and sister-in-law, Evelyn Watkins of Louisville, Ky. He has eight grandchildren, Christopher and Meghan Kieta, Lauren Harris, Natalie Ambrosino, Kennedy, Brennan, Kale and Brayden Kieta; step-grandchildren Brian, and Julie Harris and Lisa Williams. The mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 11, 2010, at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff, Ky., with Rev. Dennis L. Cousens.  Burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fort Knox, KY with military honors.  Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky, PO Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY 42702-9900; American Cancer Society, 701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40203 or City of Radcliff designated for Saunders Spring Nature Preserve, P. O. Drawer 519, Radcliff, KY 40159. Condolences may be expressed online at 

Thank you Our family was deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many of you following the death of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend,

Tommy Popham Thank you for your prayers, thoughtful acts, food, visits, cards, flowers and gifts through this difficult time. We have been blessed by the love you have shown us, and words cannot express our gratitude. God bless you!

Krista, Kimberly & Jacob Popham; Paul & Edna Popham; Mike Popham, Linda Heibert, Helen Barnes, Phyllis Burnett, Frances Kaiser and families


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Friday, December 24, 2010

“The Story”

Letter to the editor I attended the Catholics at the Capitol meeting. I was there when Rep. Greer disavowed any responsibility for the failure of the Informed Consent bill and openly rejected the churches position on the payday loan industry. When it made the front page of the paper, I felt this bit of half-truths and omissions needed rebuttal. Rep. Greer said that he supports the Informed Consent bill and he never had a chance to vote on it because it is blocked in committee. He said the one time a discharge petition was voted on he was out in the annex and missed the vote and that he does not generally support petitions to the House floor so not to infringe upon the constitutional powers of the committee. Two things need to be

understood about the discharge petition. It needs 51 votes to pass, not just a majority of those that vote. On March 13th, 2008, the day Rep. Greer missed the vote, the discharge petition won 40-16. It did not pass, because 43 members did not cast votes. Were they all gone by coincidence, or is it more likely that it was an effort to boycott the vote. The other important factor is the constitutionality. I refer you to Section 46 of the Kentucky Constitution. Immediately after setting up the committee system it states this: “But whenever a committee refuses or fails to report a bill submitted to it in a reasonable time, the same may be called up by any member, and be considered in the same manner it would have been considered if it had been

reported.” Either Rep. Greer does not know what is actually in the Kentucky Constitution, or more likely he would rather protect the power of committee chairmen to block legislation than pass the Informed Consent bill. Rep. Greer holds ultimate responsibility for the bill to cap payday loan interest at 36 percent. He chairs the committee that killed the bill without a vote. He said at the meeting it was so not to embarrass the author of the bill. I believe the 22 cosponsors might have liked their bill voted on. Plus, how can voters hold our representatives accountable without getting their votes on the record? Rep. Greer was really protecting his colleagues from having to make a difficult choice. Either vote against a bill

with widespread public support or vote for the bill and anger the banking lobbyists. When Rep. Greer speaks against this bill, it is important for the general public to know four of his recent donors. The Kentucky Deferred Deposit PAC, CASH AMERICA PAC, and the CEO’s of Cash Express and Check into Cash recently gave to Rep. Greer and stand to benefit from a defeat of the payday loan bill. This information is available at the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. If you support either of these bills, make sure to let Rep. Greer know that you won’t tolerate the same old obstructionism in Frankfort anymore. Lawson Lambert Brandenburg, KY

The memories and symbols of Christmas Brian Graves Whistling through the Graves’ yard

Can you imagine going to your church’s Christmas program and hearing not one note of Christmas music? There would be no “Joy To The World,” “Away In A Manger,” or “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.” Could a program like that represent the true meaning of Christmas? Well, it can. For the last several years, I have written a Christmas program for my church back home. Last year, I couldn’t think of anything different we could do. Since our church is a very small one, it was only going to be me on piano, one of my best friends playing the organ, and our pastor doing the narration. In the middle of my frustration, my organist friend has the idea: Let’s do a Christmas program without the tradional Christmas carols and hymns. If I was frustrated before, I was definately frustrated now. The task seemed like an

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Since Christmas comes in midwinter, some memories may recall the heat of a wood stove or a gas heater in the corner. But the true warmth was, and always has come, from the fellowship of family and friends gathering in His house and forming His church to celebrate the greatest gift of all. As we gather this year to make new memories, let us begin by taking a moment to remember those Christmases past in God’s House. At this point, we sang the great old hymn, “The Church In The Wildwood,” remembering the importance church plays in our lives. Many great composers have taken paper to pen and set the memories of Christmas to music. We still hum about the chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the ringing of silver bells, the winter snow, and even flying reindeer. But it is those songs which bring to life what happened the night Christ was born that hold the most special meaning to us. And so, we listen once again to the music that has set the events of that night to melody — songs that have remained in our thoughts and our hearts for as long


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imposible one. So, I sat in front of my computer with a stack of hymn books by my side, and began thinking it over. All of the special days celebrated by the Christian faith represents important events in the cycle of Christ’s life. And, the more I studied and researched, I found that the symbols we recognize at Christmas also represent those same events. Now, I am no divinity school graduate and I realize that some of what I wrote is probably wellknown to members of other churches who use symbolism on a more regular basis than mine. And so, I wrote the program and I want to share some of it here. Christmas is the day that perhaps holds the fullest of life’s memories. The trimming of a tree, the hanging of stockings, laughter of children, and the smell of home cooking. But, the most vivid memories come from those made at the church house. Moms and Dads nervous as kids make their stage debut, the herds of small shepherds and wise men running around, and the quiet chuckles of grandparents at a flubbed word.

as we have marked this special event that changed the world forever. These songs, sung since childhood, has meanings that have never diminished with time. But, think about it. Christmas is about a baby. Children are an important part of the season. So, we played “Jesus Loves The Little Children.” Then, there are the holly and the ivy. The sharp points of the leaves represent the thorns Christ wore at His crucifixion. The red berries are sympolic of the blood he shed. At that point, we sang “The Old Rugged Cross.” Finally, there is the tree. It is the central symbol of our Christmas celebrations. And, it is appropriate because it represents the final part of Christ’s life which is life itself. Christ was born to die for our sins. It was the greatest gift of all. The song for this was “Amazing Grace.” With all the memories Christmas holds, the most important memory we hold of this season is the story itself. May this Christmas season be filled with joy and love for all our readers.

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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. ([And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen [it], they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard [it] wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered [them] in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present [him] to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name [was] Simeon; and the same man [was] just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed... And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not [of it].

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Linda J. Kolberg, to Diane L. Williams and David A. Williams, lot 796 of Doe Valley Subdivision in Wildflower Ridge, deed tax $6. Kenneth J. Jenkins and Lisa Jenkins, to Josh Jenkins, Kenneth J. Jenkins and Lisa Jenkins, property located in Meade County. Duane David Jones and Mary A. Jones, by and through Duane David Jones, attorney-in-fact for Mary A. Jones, to Darlene A. Brown, fka Darlene Ann Smyers, and Mike Brown, a 28.232 acre tract located on the north side of Bee Knob Hill Road, deed tax $81. Mehdi Shefa and Mukarama Shefa, to New Haven Group, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through Patrick D. Flynn, member, lot 11 to the city of Muldraugh, deed tax $385. Nellie Fenwick, to Adam Aubrey, property begins at a cedar post on the Rock Ridge Road property line of Henry Morris, deed tax $20. Nancy G. Crutcher and Gerry E. Crutcher, to Gerry E. Crutcher and Katrina A. Crutcher, a 5 acre tract located on the north side of Buck Grove Road near the town of Rock Haven. Thomas A. Hobbs and Annette Hobbs, to Steve Redmon Construction, Inc., a duly authorized Kentucky corporation, tract 1 consisting of 1.21 acres of Hobbs Farm Subdivision, deed tax $29.

Quitclaim Deeds

Marion Whelan and Harriet Rosalie Whelan, to Chris McGehee, by and through his attorneyin-fact Rhonda Heath, property located in Meade County, deed tax $435.

Building Permits

No reports this week.

Septic Permits

12/13/10 Greg Stull/Jim Warren, River Edge Rd in Brandenburg.

Retail Food

12/14/10 Sav-A-Lot, ByPass Rd. 93 percent retail. Same day follow up: 97 percent retail. Retail: one dented can found (voluntarily destroyed), fan grills walkin observed with dusty build-up, floors in retail and back storage areas lack frequent cleaning, meat room doors in poor repair (not shutting properly).

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12/8/10 6:30 p.m. Andrew W. Bennett, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Van Extended Length. Bennett was traveling west when a deer ran out in front of Bennett causing them to hit the deer. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10124 was filed by Officer Richardson. 12/11/10 1:17 p.m. Elizabeth J. Maya, of New Albany, Ind., was driving a 2000 Ford Taurus SE. William R. Adams III, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Express Extended 2x2. Maya stated, “It’s all my fault.” She stated that she had answered her phone and when she looked up her light was red and she proceeded through the intersection. Adams had a green light and was unable to stop before hitting the right side of Maya. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10125 was filed by Officer Whited. 12/11/10 6:01 p.m. Christopher R. Pasco, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1990 Ford Taurus LX. Gary S. Jennette, of Louisville, was driving a 1979 Chevrolet 3 Ton. Jennette stated that he had slowed down to gear his vehicle down to pull up a hill. He stated that he had the emergency flashers on the vehicle that he was hauling on. He stated that he saw Pasco coming up behind him at a high rate of speed and stated he told his son, “This car coming up behind us is going to hit us!” Pasco stated that as he was coming up the hill, he was going around 35 mph. He stated that his windshield wipers were not in the best shape. He stated that Jennette did not have any lights on to the rear of Jennette’s vehicle. Due to that and the rain Pasco did not see Jennette until he was on top of him. Pasco stated that he attempted to swerve to the left but was unable to avoid colliding into Jennette. At 5:58 p.m. Brandenburg Mayor David Pace called the officer and stated that Jennette was in the roadway at the accident scene and did not have any light on the rear of his vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10126 was filed by Officer Whited. 12/14/10 11:50 a.m. Tula F. Dowell, of McDaniels, Ky., was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT. Beverly D. Keen, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2006 General Motors Corp C/K

1500 Crew Cab. Dowell was pulling out of McDonalds making a right hand turn. Keen stated that she was going toward the stop sign on the access road in front of McDonalds. Keen stated that she hit her horn and steered to the left to avoid Dowell, but Dowell still collided into the right side of Keen. No injuries were reported. BPD10127 was filed by Officer Singleton. 12/10/10 10:15 p.m. Arthur B. Hurn, of Battletown, was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota. Jon W. Adams, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina. Hurn stated that he was pulling into River Ridge Marathon after dropping a friend off at Huddle House. As Hurn was turning in, a car came from nowhere and they had a collision. He then checked on the driver to see if he was OK. They spoke and then the other car left. Hurn then got gas and went back to Huddle House to eat. Adams stated that he was following his manager to the bank to make a deposit as he approached the exit of River Ridge Plaza. He was in the middle of the exit in a slight angle of the exit coming to a stop at the stop sign when Hurn struck him in the left back door. Adams stated that he spoke with Hurn but then left to the bank because he did not know what to do. When he got to the bank and explained to the manager what had happened she instructed him to go back to the scene and call the police. When the officer arrived they explained what happened. The officer went to Huddle House and had Hurn come back to the scene to get statements. There are cameras on that side of the building for possible surveillance. The officer advised them not to leave the scene if they’re in an accident and to remain on the scene. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10128 was filed by Officer Richardson. 12/15/10 4:46 p.m. Patricia M. Ledford, of Guston, was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango. Donna M. Schenck, of Vine Grove, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. Ledford and Schenck were sitting in the Kroger Pharmacy drive thru line. Ledford did not see Schenck behind her. Ledford started backing up and collided into Schenck. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10129 was filed by Officer Singleton.

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12/9/10 8:57 p.m. Melissa A. Mayes, of Guston, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus SE. Mayes was eastbound on KY 1238. Mayes stated she lost control of her vehicle when the right tires dropped off the right side of the roadway. Mayes traveled off the right side of the roadway, traveled through a fence and overturned. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0334 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/10/10 4:55 p.m. Jessica R. Jeffers, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2008 Kia Spectra. Jeffers was southbound on KY 933. A deer entered the roadway and struck Jeffers in the left side. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0335 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/11/10 2:34 p.m. Robert J. Raymer, of Guston, was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler. Johnny M. Lewis, of Louisville, was driving a 2008 Mitsubishi Truck. An unknown driver was operating on 144 and was stopped to make a left turn onto Hayesville Rd. Lewis was operating northbound on 144 and was stopped behind the unknown driver. Raymer was operating northbound on 144 and the operator failed to stop behind Lewis and struck Lewis in the rear. Meade County EMS was called to the scene and the injured were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 10-0336 was filed by Officer Matti. 12/13/10 8:09 a.m. Ronald E. Raymer, of Louisville, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. Raymer was operating eastbound on HWY 60. Raymer stated that a vehicle in front of him started sliding on the icy roadway. He applied his brakes and went off the roadway on the right side. The vehicle struck a rock wall, flipped once and landed in an upright position. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0337 was filed by Officer Matti. 12/12/10 6:40 p.m. Crystal M. Caudill, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan. Caudill stated that she was northbound on Darnell Avenue when she met another vehicle. In trying to avoid the other vehicle on the snow-covered roadway, Caudill’s vehicle left the right side of the road, sliding over an embankment and striking a fence. According to the operator, the accident occurred on 12/12/10 at approximately 4:40 p.m. It was reported to Meade County 911 at


8 p.m. on 12/12/10, but no one was around the vehicle. The officer was dispatched at 9:35 a.m. 12/13/10 at the property owner’s request. Caudill was also contacted and met the officer at the scene. A cattle fence and three poles were damaged just north of 315 Darnell Avenue. The vehicle was removed by Knott’s Body Shop. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0338 was filed by Officer Cummings. 12/13/10 11:14 a.m. Autumn L. Seeser, of Vine Grove, was driving a 1995 Honda Accord. Seeser stated she was southbound on Highway 261 when she lost control, crossed the northbound lane and went into a yard at 660 Sandy Hill Road. The vehicle slid through the front yard, damaging the yard and landscaping before coming to a rest in the driveway of the residence. The vehicle was removed by AAA wrecker at owner’s request. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0339 was filed by Officer Cummings. 12/13/10 4:52 p.m. David E. Adams, of Vine Grove, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Corsica. Adams was operating eastbound on Darnell Avenue. Adams lost control of the vehicle on the snow packed road. Adams left the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Both occupants refused medical treatment. MED 2 was called to the scene. Report 10-0340 was filed by Officer Rogers. 12/14/10 11:50 a.m. Raul J. Dutchover, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2006 Daimler Chrysler Sprinter Van. Jessica Johnson, of Vine Grove, was driving a 1999 Honda Passport. Johnson was parked in front of Flaherty Elementary School and Dutchover was backing out of a parking spot and did not see Johnson. Dutchover struck Johnson in the driver’s side. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0341 was filed by Officer Hendley. 12/14/10 2:39 p.m. Geremy T. Alington, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Small Conventional Cab. Dorothy E. Tinson, of Vine Grove, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire. Tinson was west on Flaherty Road and was stopped at the stop light at Hwy 60. Alington was also west on Flaherty Road and failed to stop and struck Tinson in the rear. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0342 was filed by Officer Hendley. 12/15/10 7:53 a.m. David C. Hall, of Vine Grove, was driving a 2004 Ford Mustang. Hall stated that he was west on Brandenburg Road as he entered the bridge he hit a patch of ice and his vehicle went into a skid. Hall slid across the eastbound side of Brandenburg Road and off the shoulder, into a ditch and came to a rest in the trees. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0343 was filed by Officer Hendley.

District Court 12/8/10 continued Ronald L. Chain, 46, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 12/15/10. Terry W. Stewart, 39, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- continued 12/15/10. Deborah A. Andres, 29, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- failure to appear. Joshua D. Fuqua, 29, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/12/11. Amanda G. Downey, 40, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- remand. Eric L. Ditto, 29, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/19/11. Joe M. Gatrost, 30, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- failure to appear. Tiffany J. Cheek vs. Craig A. Weasenforth, domestic violence- continued 12/15/10. Brandi L. Barnes vs. Michael L. Bebee, domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Sarah T. Parker vs. Harold T. Parker, domestic violencecontinued 12/29/10. Anesa R. Gonterman vs. Kenneth E. Gonterman, domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Jennifer J. Carman vs. David R. Simpson, Jr., domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Kristal K. Stout vs. Anthony S. Stout, domestic violencecontinued 12/15/10. Terrence W. Lancaster, 46, flagrant non support- preliminary hearing 12/29/10. Bradley W. Rogers, 23, flagrant non support- preliminary hearing 12/29/10. Andrew J. Colasanti, 21, public intoxication, controlled substance; 1st degree possession of controlled substance/drug un-

specified, 1st offense; drug paraphernalia- buy/possess- preliminary hearing 12/15/10. Justin K. Swink, 21, burglary, 2nd degree; theft by unlawful taking/disp-all other- preliminary hearing 12/15/10; possession of marijuana- pretrial conference 12/15/10. Carl Webb, 51, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- continued 1/5/11. Katherine L. Armes, 30, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation.

District Court 12/15/10 Joe A. Dowell, 58, burglary, 1st degree; wanton endangerment, 1st degree- plead not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/22/10. Angela M. Padilla-Danner, 29, 19 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 12/29/10; probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- pretrial conference 12/29/10. Sarah L. Kenley, 27, 3 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- continued to 12/22/10. Frank A. Adkins, 34, nonpayment of fines; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11. Hoyle A. Simpson, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- failure to appear. Linda R. Johnson, 43, 2 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500failure to appear. Daniel R. Morrison, 34, 2 counts of assault, 4th degree domestic violence- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11. Brian H. Reichmutch, 22, 2 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, continued 1/19/11. William Clift, 22, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11. Mary A. Kenley, 46, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11. Kimberly K. Smith, 40, failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation- dismissed with proof. Lonnie J. Miller, 43, no operators/moped license; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle; no/expired registration plates; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/securityfailure to appear. Adam Alstott, 27, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- dismissed with proof. Louie A. Lawson, 30, improper start for a parked position; speeding 10 mph over limit; failure of non-owner operators to maintain required insurance; no operators/moped license- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11. Russell C. Miller, 22, speeding 12 mph over limit- amend to 10 mph over, state traffic school; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismissed with proof; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine, KAPS. Penny A. Kelly, 41, 29 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/26/11. Kimberly K. Thomas, 40, 5 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 1/19/11. Gregory D. Timberlake II, 33, non-support- pretrial conference 1/19/11. George O. Herrera Jr., 35, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- pretrial conference 1/5/10. Monica Cummins, 47, 3 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 1/26/11. Brandin A. Fraley, 27, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO- pretrial conference 1/19/11. Andrew T. Josey, 23, possession of marijuana- county attorney dismissed; drug paraphernalia- buy/possess- plead guilty, 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS. Terry R. Gonterman, 42, assault, 4th degree, minor injuryjury trial 4/22/11. Jesse W. Dowell, 23, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/26/11.

The News Standard ­- A5 Angela R. Guffy, 20, possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified- pretrial conference 1/26/11. Jeremy D. Brown, 30, possession of marijuana- plead guilty, 6 months probated after serving 10 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS; drug paraphernalia-buy/possessplead guilty, 6 months probated after serving 10 days jail, 2 years probation consecutively. Robert D. Robertson, 30, careless driving- dismissed; failure to wear seat belts- plead guilty, $25 fine; disregarding stop sign- plead guilty, $25 fine; failure to use child restraint device in vehicle- plead guilty, $25 fine; wanton endangerment, 2nd degree- plead guilty, 12 months probated after 15 days jail, 2 years probation; operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, 1st offense- plead guilty, 30 days probated after 2 days jail consecutively, 2 years probation, $200 fine, KAPS; failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation- dismissed. Allen T. Kinder, 34, 3 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 12/22/10. Charles R. Spink, 28, non support- pretrial conference 1/26/10. Jason N. Bernard, 45, careless driving; operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pretrial conference 1/5/11. Eugene M. Harrington, 51, operating a motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 3rd offense- amend to alcohol intoxication, plead guilty, $250 fine. Terri L. Brown, 30, no/expired registration plates; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; license to be in possession- failure to appear. Michael D. Fashion, 21, attempt to elude police/traffic officer; speeding 18 mph over limit; reckless driving- failure to appear. Jackie L. Crow, 19, failure to wear seat belts- plead guilty, $25 fine; operating on a suspended/ revoked operators license- amend to no license in possession, plead guilty, $25 fine. Marcus M. Jones, speeding 20 mph over limit- amend to no tail lamps, plead guilty, $25 fine; operating a vehicle with expired operators license- plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine. Joshia A. McManama, 19, speeding 9 mph over limit- plead guilty, $18 fine; failure to wear seat belts- plead guilty, $25 fine; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- plead guilty, $50 fine. Susan D. Vargas, 33, speeding 10 mph over limit- plead guilty, $20 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security- plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine. Deveda A. Kinley, 46, speeding 10 mph over limit- plead guilty, $25 fine; failure to produce insurance card- amend to no insurance, plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine. William A. Martin Jr., 31, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- pretrial conference 1/26/11. William E. Robinson, 55, operating a motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; failure to or improper signal; improper turning- pretrial conference 1/12/11.

Rafael O. Perez, 28, speeding 19 mph over limit- plead guilty, $38 fine; no operators/moped license- plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security- plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years, $100 fine; no/expired registration platesdismissed; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismissed; display of illegal/altered registration plate- plead guilty, $25 fine. Richard E. Miller II, 26, operating a motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense- 6 months probated after 10 days jail, 2 years probation, $500 fine, license revoked for 18 months, KAPS/ADE; speeding 10 mph over limit- plead guilty, $20 fine; failure to wear seat beltsplead guilty, $25 fine; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure to produce insurance carddismissed. Amanda A. McCoy, 26, 6 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 1/12/11. Vanessa R. Fletcher, 29, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- dismissed. Beau Sutton, 28, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree- county attorney dismissed. Aaron Rich, 20, knowingly exploit adult by person of $300county attorney dismissed. Kirsten L. Cater, 20, speeding 20 mph over limit- county attorney dismissed. Amanda J. Barger, 25, speeding 10 mph over limit- dismissed. Dallas G. Hogan, 51, speeding 9 mph over limit- dismissed. Kimberly A. Miller, 40, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- admitted violation, 60 days jail. Jacob R. Thompson, 19, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/19/11. Christopher L. Boggs, 33, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- failure to appear. Troy A. Fout, 36, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense; non-payment of fines- probation revocation hearing 1/26/11. Robert G. Geary, 21, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- remand. Tammy L. Holston, 46, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- admitted violation, 15 days jail. Terry W. Stewart, 39, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- admitted violation, revoked 30 days jail, county traffic school. Robert Rivera, 26, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- failure to appear. Martin A. Tutt, 25, non-payment of fines; probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- failure to appear. Mary L. Frederick, 43, 2 counts of probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- remand. Lawrence Compton vs. Mikalyn M. Elder, domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Laura N. Bruce vs. Bradley W. Rodgers, domestic violenceDVO in effect. Tiffany J. Cheek vs. Craig A. Weasenforth, domestic violence- continued to 2/16/11 for review. Celinda K. Mizelle-Feliciano vs. Luis A. Feliciano, domestic violence- continued. Julia D. Vanfleet vs. Terry W. Vanfleet Sr., domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Kristal K. Stout vs. Anthony S. Stout, domestic violencecontinued to 12/22/10.

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Margaret Greenlee Margaret Ernestine Crouch Greenlee, 76, of Irvington, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at her residence. She brightened this world on Jan. 10, 1934, the second child of the late Monroe and Melvina Green Crouch. She was often called Aggie — a name given to her by sister, Shirley. She attended the Hardinsburg Training High School and Arkansas A.M & N. Mrs. Greenlee was married to Harry Louis Greenlee who departed this life March 19, 1992. Six children were born to this marriage. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Irvington, Ky., where she served as Missionary President for several years. She was a Kentucky Colonel, a former Director of the Meade County Senior Citizens Center and Irvington Senior Citizens Center. Margaret was preceded in death by sons, Garlester and Larry and daughters, Edalena and Marianna a sister, Shirley M. Lawrence; and a brother, Monroe R. Crouch, Jr. Left to cherish and celebrate her living are daughter, Harriet (Raymond) Cloud; son, Carlos (Rita) Greenlee; son-inlaw, Matthew Reilly; six grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Victoria, Andre, Keona and Tymia; four great-grandchildren, David, Devin, Matthew and Jerimiah; two sisters, Irma (John) Springer and Lucy (Milton) Johnson; brother, William Harry (Rosa) Crouch; aunt, Frances Crouch, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Irvington, Ky., with burial to follow in Brooks Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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 SFC (U.S. Army Retired) Charles Gleaford Hollamon, 86, of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky.  He is survived by his wife, Maria M. Hollamon of Radcliff, Ky.; a daughter, Karen Satre of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two sons, Boris Hollamon of Radcliff, Ky., and Robert Hollamon of Grand Junction, Colo.; a granddaughter, Danniel Satre; and a greatgrandchild, Alec Fleener. A committal service was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be expressed online at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Mrs. Anna Louise Adams Coleman, 82, of Seymour, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy G. and Nora Perry Adams and two brothers, William and Edwin Adams and two infant daughters. Anna is survived by son, Randy Coleman of Irvington, Ky.; five nieces, Joyce Stultz of Louisville, Ky., Sandra Miller of Elkhart, Ind., Darlene Deckard of Hope, Ind., Edwina Nieman of Crothersville, Ind., and Karen Mills of Lewisburg, Pa.; three nephews, Bill Adams of Brandenburg, Ky., Perry Adams of Seymour, Ind., and Bob Adams of Fairborn, Ohio; special friends, Rick and Debbie Carroll of Lehigh, Fla.; and several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg, Ky. Burial followed in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Ida L. Miller Fisher Ida L. Miller Drake Fisher, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the North Hardin Health and Rehab Center in Radcliff, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sadie Dejarnette and Thaddeus Miller. She is survived by her five children, Joyce (Bob) Steward, Lonnie (Edwina) Drake, Jennie Phillips, Jeanne Blair, Judy (Gene) Nix and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home. Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Julius “Ed” Dunn Julius “Ed” Dunn, 81, of Louisville, Ky., died Monday Dec. 20, 2010. He was born Nov. 1, 1929, the son of the late Lee and Sadie Rusher Dunn. He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Dunn. Survivors include his seven children, Russell Dunn, David Dunn, Terry Norton, Vera Dunn, Bruce Dunn, Carrie Dunn and Charlie Dunn; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home. Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard Frank Runyeon has his own interesting way of telling the story of Christmas. In an extraordinary way, he breaks up the holiday tale into three and a half different parts: darkness, light, the birth of Jesus and St. Nicholas. Runyeon shared his story to a full crowd at St. John the Apostle last Monday evening. His quirky humor and body movements kept everyone’s eyes glued on him the entire time. In fact, he has quite the extensive resume which includes some honorable Hollywood achievements. Some of his starring gigs include performing as the character Steve Andropoulos opposite Meg Ryan in “As the World Turns,” as Michael Donnelly in “Santa Barbara,” and Simon Romero in “General Hospital.” Runyeon’s other accomplishments include stints on “Melrose Place,” “LA Law,” “Falcon Crest” and “Another World.” While donning angel wings, a halo and a white outfit — Runyeon runs into the crowd frazzled and out of breath. He had just crashed from Brooklyn. With a thick New York accent, he begins to tell the story of Christmas through an angel-in-training’s point of view — even referring to God as “the boss.” “I know I look like a homeless man, but one day I will have blonde hair and blue eyes,” Runyeon said. “Right now, I’m an ugly duckling. But one day, I will be beautiful like you.” Besides his journey to gain his wings, Runyeon delves into the story of Christmas. “In the beginning it was dark,” he said. “The boss spoke and there was light and then he separated the light from the darkness.” He then picks up a Bible and reads from the book of “Psalami”: “In the beginning was the word and his word is light.” Next, Runyeon gave the crowd the scoop on darkness. “(God) gave you all the choice to live in light or dark,” he said. “Here is the good news, the boss loves you so much he brought in the light again.” Story three had the audience imagining they were sitting in a great temple with the candles and torches already lit. The light is orange in the temple and over there is a young woman named, Mary. The story then switches


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over to Mary’s grandfather, Abraham, in Mesopotamia. God tried to tell Abraham that his wife, Sarah, will give birth to a child. “At 90?!” Abraham responds. But, God told Abraham to trust him and so he did. “So he moved to where the boss promised him and his wife had a kid,” Runyeon said. Three to four months later, Mary rises from her seat in the great temple. She walks to the water well to get a drink. Up in the sky, a bright light appears and the angel Gabriel shines down before her. And you know what Gabriel said to Mary? “Hi,” said Runyeon. “He’s normal … He said, ‘You’re going to have a baby. He’s going to rule this land.” “How is that possible when I haven’t made a baby with anyone?” Mary inquired. Gabriel asked Mary to trust him and she did. But according to Runyeon, there is one slight issue. Mary is supposed to have babies with another guy named, Joe, a builder. Joe meets up with Mary later and sees she is with someone else’s child.

“Joe is thinking about what he has to do with Mary,” Runyeon said. “He decides he needs to break up with her … But, he turns around and falls asleep. Mary finds out because Joe is a loud snorer.” But in the end, “Joe decides to trust her and takes Mary as his bride and they move their chairs three feet towards the center.” Three shepherds also decide to trust in the newborn king. Runyeon pulls four men onto stage. One sits in a chair as King Herod and the other three pose as shepherds. King Herod asked the shepherds to trust him and to bring back the newborn child. Herod also orders that children born in the last two years be executed so no one would become the new king. The shepherds find Mary and Joe with their newborn son, Jesus, bearing gold, frankincense and a cell phone. They leave to tell King Herod where the child could be found. However, Mary and Joe learn of King Herod’s plan through an inner voice. They decide to trust their instincts and leave the country. “King Herod is not happy,” Runyeon said. “He is green

with envy, red hot with anger and is pounding his fist with anger. He decides to get this boy one way or another.” Ultimately, King Herod dies and Mary and Joe are safe. They set up a home in Nazareth. “Boss! I see the secret! That isn’t the end of the story,” Runyeon said. “I’ve got a cloud to catch, but give me a second.” Three hundred years later a father loses everything and can’t afford for the marriages of his three daughters. But one by one, he finds a mysterious sack of gold for his troubles. One night the father decided to wait to see who is sending him the generous gifts. Through the window he sees a teenager. “The teenager goes ‘It was in the spirit of Christ, sir,’” Runyeon said. “That teenager grew up to be St. Nicholas.” “Christmas is God coming in the form of people,” Runyeon added. “I have the little part and you have the big part. It all means nothing unless you bring Christmas and give your own gifts of love. Let people know that the darkness isn’t going to win.”


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Meade attorney office lands in top for child support service Submitted by Cabinet for Health and Family Services

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support contracting officials and one that made significant improvement during the past year. The winners were announced last month at a reception in Frankfort hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement Program (CSE). The CSE, part of the CHFS Department for Income Support (DIS), administers child support enforcement jointly with local contracting officials for all 120 counties. “Families don’t often see the hard work our child support contractors perform on their behalf,” said DIS Deputy Commissioner Steve Veno, who leads the CSE. “These county officials are a link between child enforcement staff and the public,” said Veno. “We value their partnership in helping families in need of assistance and support.” Contracting officials are ranked based on their paternity establishments, the establishment of child support orders, child support collections and arrearage (pastdue) collections. Rankings for the 2009-10 fiscal year were made based on number of active cases. Top performing counties with 1,000 or fewer cases are as follows: 1. Morgan County, County Attorney Steve O’Connor 2. Crittenden County, County Attorney Rebecca J. Johnson 3. Adair County, County Attorney Jennifer HutchisonCorbin 4. McLean County, County Attorney W.E. Quisenberry Jr. 5. Livingston County, County Attorney Billy N. Riley 6. Trigg County, County Attorney H.B. Quinn 7. Lyon County, County Attorney Brandon Knoth

8. Washington County, County Attorney Hamilton B. Simms Top performing counties with 1,000-2,000 cases are as follows: 1. Allen County, County Attorney William Hagenbuch Jr. 2. Oldham County, former County Attorney John Fendley, currently Courtney Baxter 3. Breckinridge County, County Attorney Bradley Butler 4. Grayson County, County Attorney Thomas Goff 5. Logan County, County Attorney Thomas Noe II 6. Meade County, County Attorney Margaret Matney 7. Montgomery County, County Attorney Kevin Cockrell. Top performing counties with 2,000-4,000 cases are as follows: 1. Harlan County, County Attorney Fred M. Busroe Jr. 2. Hopkins County, County Attorney Todd P’Pool 3. Bell County, County Attorney Neil Ward Top performing counties with 4,000 cases or more are as follows: 1. Hardin County, County Attorney T. Steven Bland 2. Warren County, County Attorney Amy Hale Milliken. The Lyon County Attorney’s Office, led by County Attorney Brandon Knoth, won the Greatest Improvement Award for the second year in a row. Last year the Lyon County program improved from a rank of 117 to 57 statewide. This year they achieved another significant increase from 57th to ninth statewide. The Contracting Official Office of the Year was Casey County. Veno said the quality of the state’s child support enforcement program also contributes to the success of other cabinet services. “Child support income is vital to the health and wellbeing of many children,” he said. “But providing for

children takes more than just financial means. Child support is one part of a network of assistance that gets families on the path to selfsufficiency.” CSE also honored several individuals who were nominated by their peers. The John R. Fendley Child Support Attorney of the Year Award went to Assistant County Attorney Honorable Stephen Wheatley from Hardin County. The award was recently renamed for Fendley, the former Oldham County attorney who died in June after an accident at his home. “Oldham County has consistently been a top performer, and John Fendley was a main reason for that,” Veno said. “This award is the perfect way to recognize the dedication of county attorneys like John Fendley. Stephen Wheatley embodies the traits that we all respected in John.” The Tim Olds Customer Service Award was presented to Paula Sturm from the Northeastern Regional Office. Tim Olds was an employee of the Child Support Enforcement Program who exemplified outstanding customer service. Olds answered phones, met with custodial and noncustodial parents and assisted community partners in matters involving child support. Shortly after his retirement in 2007, Olds unexpectedly passed away. Vanessa Morgan from the Eastern Mountain Regional Office was named Field Employee of the Year. Policy, Training and Customer Service Section Supervisor Mary Sparrow of Frankfort’s Central Office received the Central Office Employee of the Year honor. The Contracting Official Employee of the Year was Barbara Cravens from Morgan County. Learn more about child support at www.chfs.

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Kentucky jobless rate spikes in November Staff Report The News Standard The state’s economy experienced a dip in form last month, a fact echoed by an elevated jobless rate statewide, according to an Office of Employment and Training (OET) press release, which is an agency of the Kentucky Education and workforce Development Cabinet. “In November 2010, Kentucky’s economy sputtered, as the unemployment rate climbed to 10.2 percent. However, a portion of that increase is attributed to a rise in the number of entrants and re-entrants

School From page A1 motion passed. Personnel Director Paul Poole added no more than two people can represent each school in the district. He noted that parents were chosen from the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council. The reason parents and teachers are elected to the committee is mirrored by how the committee was ran in the past, Poole said.

figure is up 1,051 from the 1,874,679 employed in October 2010, and up 26,053 from 1,849,677 in November 2009, according to the release. The estimated number of unemployed Kentuckians for November was 212,829, up nearly 4,000 from the 208,929 Kentuckians unemployed in October, the release added. Civilian labor force statistics is comprised of nonmilitary workers and unemployed Kentuckians pursuing work and do not include those who have not actively sought employment within the past four weeks, the release said.

into the civilian labor force,” OET chief labor market analyst Dr. Justine Detzel said in the release. State unemployment figures in November rose from October’s 10 percent rate. November’s 10.2 rate is the highest since 2010’s jobless rate apex, 10.4 percent in May. Kentucky’s unemployment rates remain slightly higher than the national average. The U.S. jobless rate was 9.8 percent in November, according to the release. The seasonally adjusted number of employed Kentuckians for November was 1,875,730. This

Powell sent out an e-mail and Poole said they had a huge response. Board members also have to be represented on the committee as well as the Planning and Zoning Director Tony Coletta. In other business, the board approved a BG 4 for Flaherty Primary, which Crump said should close out the final part of be approved by the state. The school board also resolved a dispute with David Construction, Inc., who helped build Brandenburg Primary. The board owes the company $77,000.

“We have to submit to the state a rationale of how people were selected,” he said. “So we used the composition of school representation we’ve had in the past on the planning committee. We’ve got to follow their guidelines on how parents and teachers are elected. We also have guidelines on community members.” The procedures for the community members was through advertising. The board chose to advertise through the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce. Director Russ

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David Williams was sworn in as the new Commonwealth Attorney for the 46th Judicial District, on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at the Grayson County Judicial Center. He was sworn in by retired Circuit Court Judge Sam Monarch. Williams was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 46th Judicial District on Nov. 2. He previously served as assistant Commonwealth Attorney for 18 years before returning to his private practice full-time a few years ago. The 46th Judicial District includes Breckinridge, Grayson and Meade Counties.

A college education is within reach Submitted by Ky. Higher Education Assist. Authority FRANKFORT — Although many Kentucky students and parents may think a college education is financially out of reach, that isn’t necessarily the case, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Student financial aid programs are available to help pay for college. Financial aid comes in many forms — scholarships, grants, workstudy and loans — and most students will qualify for more than one type. By working with their school counselor and the financial aid offices at the

colleges they are interested in attending, students may find that higher education is more affordable than they believed. All students interested in college should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA will determine how much aid they may qualify for from federal and state programs. They should then search for scholarships for which they might qualify. Not all scholarships are based on grades or athletic ability. Some are for students from particular areas, for students interested in certain fields or for students from specific backgrounds. A good place to start is Affording Higher Education, a KHEAA

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Ray Fackler (left) moves one of the 10 donated TVs along with Archie Gilvin. Super 8 Motel donated the TVs to the Clothes Closet after they remodeled its interior. The Community Calendar is a free service to community groups and organizations for event announcements. To submit event information, please call The News Standard office at 270-422-4542, visit us at 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, or e-mail us at

Friday, Dec. 24

•CHRISTMAS DAY •MEADE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED. •VINE GROVE CITY HALL CLOSED. •CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE — 6 p.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church. •CHRISTMAS EVE SILENT COMMUNICATION SERVICE — 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church. •SHELTER ADOPTIONS — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Orscheln Home & Farm Store, Radcliff, KY. •P.L. KASEY CENTER — 9 a.m. coffee, donuts and games. 10 a.m. exercise. 10:30 a.m. nutrition bingo. P.L. Kasey Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, KY. Free. Every Friday. All times are eastern. 270-547-7648. •CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK — 6 p.m. at Elizabethtown City Hall in Elizabethtown, Ky. •CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE — 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church.

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•BINGO — 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. Sponsored by the Payneville Volunteer Fire Department. License No. 1195. 270-496-4349. •SUNDAY SCHOOL — 10 a.m. at the Brandenburg Church of God. •SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE — 11 a.m. at Brandenburg Church of God. Evening service starts at 6 p.m. •SUNDAY SCHOOL — 9:30 a.m. at Glad Tidings Christian Center. •FAMILY WORSHIP — 10:45 a.m. at Glad Tidings Christian Center. •SUNDAY SCHOOL — 10 a.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church. •FAMILY BIBLE STUDY — 9 a.m. at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

Monday, Dec. 27

•SCHOOL DISMISSED — winter break. •STORY HOUR — 10:3011:30 a.m. at the MC Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. For ages 2-6. 270-422-2094. •OUTDOOR FITNESS — 3:45-4:30 p.m. at the MC Public Library Annex. 270-422-2094 •ROOK — 6:30 p.m. at P.L. Kasey Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, KY No Fee. Concessions sold. Every 4th Monday of the month. 270-547-7648 •PINS (Pets In Need) MEETING — 7 p.m. at Homeplate Restaurant in Brandenburg. Fourth

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Tuesday, Dec. 28

•SCHOOL DISMISSED — winter break. •STORY HOUR — 10:3011:30 a.m. at the MC Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. For ages 2-6. 270-422-2094. •DULCIMER JAM — 6:30 p.m. at Vine Grove City Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and listen or play. 270-877-2422. •TOTALLY NONSTOP TODDLERTIME — 9:30-10 a.m. in the MC Public Library Annex. The event is for ages 3 and under. 270422-2094. •SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Building. The “Wayne Wertz’s Band” will be performing. Everyone is welcome to attend. •LION’S CLUB — 6:307:30 p.m. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Home Plate Restaurant. Call 422-3293 for more information. •HOMESCHOOL CONNECTIONS — 1-2 p.m. in the MC Public Library Annex. All ages are welcome. Learn what the library has to offer home schoolers and networks with other parents while children enjoy crafts, activities and special presentations. Please notify the front desk if you plan to attend. •BOY SCOUT MEETING — 6:30 p.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, Dec. 29

•SCHOOL DISMISSED — winter break. •YOGA — Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the MC Public Library. 270-422-2094. •BEGINNING YOGA — Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the MC Public Library. 270422-2094. •VFW BINGO — 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270422-5184. •LINE DANCING — 7-8:30 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedom Way, Radcliff, KY Every Wednesday. 270668-7228. •WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY — 7 p.m. at the Brandenburg Church of God. •WORSHIP SERVICE — 6:30 p.m. at Glad Tidings Christian Center. •YOUTH SERVICE — 6:30 p.m. at Glad Tidings Christian Center. •MCHS WRESTLING — 10 a.m. at Border Classic in Wayne County.

Thursday, Dec. 30

•SCHOOL DISMISSED — winter break. •MEADE COUNTY COURTHOUSE CLOSED. •MEADE COUNTY SOLID WASTE AND RECYLE CLOSED. •VINE GROVE CITY HALL CLOSED. •COMMUNITY DINNER — 5:30 to 7 p.m. at P.L. Kasey Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, KY. Carryout available at 5 p.m. $6 for adults. $4 for children 10 and under. Every Thursday. All times are eastern. 270-547-7648. •MEADE INAUGURAL

In the spirit of the holidays, Super 8 Motel of Brandenburg donated 10 televisions to the Meade County Clothes Closet last Thursday, Dec. 9. According to Brandy Oaks, manager at Super 8, the idea to offer the televisions to the Clothes Closet was ignited after they decided to renovate the hotel by increasing the size of the rooms and adding larger television sets. Super 8 was also going through a change in management and new ownership. PROGRAM — 1:30 p.m. in the Meade County High School Auditorium. All the newly elected politicians will be sworn into office. •LADYWAVE BASKETBALL GAME — vs. Edmonson County at Meade County High School. Junior Varsity starts at 12 p.m. and Varsity starts at 1:30 p.m.

After the renovations, Oaks knew exactly where the surplus of televisions should go. “We wanted to go somewhere local,” she said. “The Clothes Closet helps so many people in the community.” Last Thursday, Oaks and Ray Fackler gathered

the televisions in a truck and dropped them off at the Clothes Closet. Archie Gilvin, an employee at the Clothes Closet, was on hand to accept the televisions and lend his thanks for Super 8 lending their hands out to those in need. “It’s remarkable how

people pull together,” Gilvin said. “It seems like everybody pitches in … It’s a remarkable effort for a good cause.” After donating the televisions Oaks said the experience felt right because she knew “someone who needs the TVs will get one.”

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•NEW YEAR’S EVE — Dec. 31. •THE MEADE TO SEW — Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. at the MC Extension Office. Intended for those who want to improve their sewing skills. Bring your own supplies, tools, and sewing machine, if possible. Pre-registration is mandatory each month 270-422-4958 First Monday of every month. •DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP — Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Registration is required. Time and date are subject to change. For more information or to register, please call Melissa Condor at 800-280-1601 ext. 1035. Group will be cancelled if Meade County or Hardin County schools are closed for weather. •WELLNESS ON WHEELS — Jan. 6 from 8-11 a.m. at the Ring Road Medical Plaza located on 1111 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. Take the personal wellness profile, a computerized health risk questionnaire and lab work for $30 and receive immediate results and a concise report to provide motivation for improving your overall health. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 270-234-4406. •JOEY SMITH MEMORIAL — Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building. •ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH — Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Pritchard Community Center located at 404 South Mulberry St in Elizabethtown, KY. Come and celebrate the 75th birthday of the king. Advance tickets are on sale now by calling 270-765-5672. This event has sold out in Elizabethtown many times before. Tickets are limited so get yours now. Box office opens at 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. •WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR — Jan. 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. The free seminar will teach the effectiveness of weight loss surgery and how it could change your life. For more information call Marcia Barnes at 270-982-5652 or e-mail at •OUTDOOR FITNESS — Jan. 10 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. at the MC Public Library Annex. 270-422-2094. •WELLNESS ON WHEELS — Jan. 11 from 8-11 a.m. at the North Hardin Medical Plaza located on 1370 Rogersville Rd in Radcliff. Take the personal wellness profile, a computerized health risk questionnaire and lab work for $30 and receive immediate results and a concise report to provide motivation for improving your overall health. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 270-234-4406.



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ADDS 1000 JOBS TO NATIONAL ECONOMY IN LAST NINE MONTHS The recent opening of an additional 125 stores has caused Illinois-based employer, Family Video, to add more than 1,000 jobs since July 2010. Now with 730 stores, spanning 19 states and steady growth continuing, additional opportunities for employment continue to offer hope for Americans in troubled economic times. “With the announcements of national video rental chains Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video liquidations, and Blockbuster Video’s recent bankruptcy restructuring, we accelerated our growth model of bringing low cost, high service bricks and mortar movie and video game rental to more communities nationwide while adding jobs to the overall economy,” said Keith Hoogland, President of Family Video. Hoogland notes, “The DVD and game rental industries are alive and well. We are still the largest privately owned rental chain in the nation, by far, and now the second largest overall.” Hoogland adds, “With the agreements reached this year by five major studios delaying release of DVDs for 28 days to vending machine and mail order companies like REDBOX and NETFLIX, Family Video has become one of the few places a customer can rent a movie on the day of its release.” “We have never deviated from our model of high service and low cost entertainment while

being an integral part of every community,” stated Hoogland. “Today, our New Releases nationwide still rent for under $2.80 at every location, most of which can be kept for five days – that’s less than 60 cents per day. We also offer great values for families including hundreds of kids’ movies that rent-free every day - and thousands of DVDs that rent two for one dollar for five nights. Membership is free and easy. You don’t need a credit card to rent. We have so many specials, you would find it hard to make it out of our stores without getting something for free.” “We appreciate our customers and feel strongly about giving back to the community,” said Hoogland. “For almost 30 years, we have had a tradition of donating and delivering turkeys or hams to less fortunate families over the holidays in each community. This year alone, we have helped almost 30,000 families. We also give more than 1 million free rentals to kids each June to reward them for getting good grades on their report cards.” As Family Video continues to expand, management and other candidates should apply in-store or online at Entrepreneurs looking for lease space availability in Family Video Shopping Plazas should call Kelly at 847-904-9053.


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NEWS Ky. Department of Revenue Backpacks of nutrition for local students sets homestead exemption

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By Brian Graves The News Standard

Submitted by the Ky. Finance and Admin. Cabinet FRANKFORT – The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $34,000 for the 2011 and 2012 tax periods. The 2011-2012 exemption reflects a $300 increase over the 2009-2010 exemption of $33,700. The amount of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing

power of the dollar. The exemption provided state and local property tax savings of approximately $155 million for more than 399,000 elderly or disabled Kentuckians during the 2010 tax year. To qualify for the homestead exemption, a person must be at least sixty-five years old during the tax period or must be classified as totally disabled by any public or private retirement system. The property must also be owned, occupied and maintained by the taxpay-

er as a personal residence on the January 1 assessment date. Disabled persons less than 65 years of age must make an application on an annual basis with the exception of service-connected totally disabled veterans of the United States Armed Forces. For more information about Kentucky’s Homestead Exemption program and how to qualify for the Homestead Exemption, contact your local Property Valuation Administrator ’s office.

“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is pleased to offer this choice to Kentucky motorists,” Secretary Hancock said. “As a standard-issue plate, there is no extra fee.” New plates will be available in county clerk offices in early 2011. Vehicle owners purchasing a standard-issue plate at registration renewal time will be able to choose between the two designs. The fee for a standard-issue

plate is $21. The Legislature, through KRS Chapter 186, has given the Transportation Cabinet responsibility for registration and regulation of motor vehicles. The statute sets minimum requirements for a standardissue plate — the Kentucky name, county name, three letters and three digits — but does not dictate design. It has been five years since Kentucky’s last license plate design change.

New license plate choices offered to Kentucky drivers in 2011 Submitted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet FRANKFORT — For the first time, Kentucky motorists registering passenger vehicles will be able to choose between two standardissue license plates in 2011, Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock announced today. The two designs are otherwise identical, but one will include the national motto, “In God We Trust.”


With the new license plates offered for 2011, Kentucky motorists are given a choice of standard-issue plates. One offers the words, “In God We Trust” and one offers a secular option.

Employees of Kroger in Brandenburg recently helped provide food to local students who may not have as much as others this Christmas season. Loretta Skaggs, expanded food and nutritional education program assistant for the Meade County Extension Office, said 55 students would be getting the special “backpacks” filled with everything from cereal to candy bars. “The money came from a recent raffle for a Thanksgiving meal at Kroger,” Skaggs said. Family resource coordinators at the schools choose the children who receive the backpacks. “Each week we try to send one backpack for the students to have for the weekend,” Skaggs said. “For the Christmas season, the backpacks are larger because they will be out of school for two weeks.” Volunteers formed a line to fill the sacks, which were decorated with drawings of Christmas.


Loretta Skaggs of the county extension office leads volunteers helping to load “nutritional backpacks” for youngsters in need. The program, which has been ongoing for about six years, is also assisted by the Meade

County Homemaker Clubs who are helping by providing hats and gloves.


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From page A1 purchased by the “Shop With Cops” program for her children for cash. Meade County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Rogers was the officer who filed the charges and was also the officer assigned to the four children, ages four through eight, for their shopping trip last Saturday. “Shop With Cops” is a program that is carried out by law enforcement agencies all over the country in various formats and titles. The organizations collect money throughout the year and use those funds to take underprivileged children on a Christmas shopping trip they might never have been able to do otherwise. In this case, Beard took the items her children had purchased and returned them to Cox’s Variety Store in Brandenburg where they had been bought. According to the report, the local Cox’s manager said she did not recognize Beard until after she had left the store. The manager also reported she had received a call from the Louisville location that Beard had also returned more items there. The report says Beard used a fictitious name, “Ashleigh Biddle,” when making the exchange in Brandenburg, but used her real name at the Louisville location. Rogers also contacted the fathers of the children who said the children were not needy and Beard had been deceptive on prior occasions for food stamps and assisted living expenses.

Case From page A1 home on Hillcrest Drive. Lay was charged with murder, 1st degree burglary, 1st degree robbery and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and arrested by Louisville Metro Police a day after the murder.

The four children are listed as victims in the report along with the F.O.P. Kerrick told The News Standard he’s confident the program will continue with the local support it has seen in the past. “I don’t see any reasons why (people wouldn’t support it),” Kerrick said. The sheriff said it would be impossible to believe this type of situation has not occurred before somewhere. “We’re a small-knit community and everybody basically knows what everybody else is doing,” Kerrick said. “It probably happens in the larger areas, but it does not get the same reaction as here in a smaller community.” Kerrick said he hopes this one incident doesn’t dissuade anyone from helping to keep the program going. “I hope it doesn’t reflect negatively when they have the roadblocks or ask for donations for ‘Shop With Cops’ because it is a good cause,” Kerrick said. He noted 51 children were helped through the program this year and close to the same number last year. Kerrick said helping with “Shop With Cops” is one of the joys the law enforcement officers have every year because instead of dealing with the bad, they are seeing the smiles of children. He also noted the officers often find a personal connection with the children they escort on their shopping trips. As an example, Kerrick spoke of the reaction of Deputy Rogers at what happened to these four children that he escorted for their special day.

“He had his picture taken with these four children,” Kerrick said. “Then, he found out that it was his group that was taken advantage of and it affected him personally. Even though it didn’t come out of his pocket, he had a hand in helping them choose their toys and other gifts. It becomes a personal thing.” In a press release, Rogers said he was “both angry that an adult would steal Christmas from a child and saddened that the presents given through the generosity of the community, by way of the F.O.P., had been taken away.” “The officers enjoy helping do this,” Kerrick said. “All my deputies have a heart and there are very few police officers that don’t have a heart — especially at this time of year.” Kerrick said if something like this had to happen, he was glad the case could be solved. “(Beard) did commit a crime and she needs to be held accountable. She is an adult,” Kerrick said. “But, the children will not miss out on a Christmas despite the actions of their mother.” In another twist to the story, Beard’s husband, John M. Beard IV, 36, was cited Monday for possession of marijuana when officers went to serve the warrant on his wife. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 19, the same day his wife’s arraignment is scheduled. John Beard is not in jail and Amanda Beard has posted bail and been released. Kerrick said John Beard is not the father of the four children and they are staying with their natural father and grandfather.

Lay confessed to the murder while in custody in Louisville for a string of crimes he allegedly committed there the day before and of Embry’s murder. Lay is currently being held at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections at the request of the Meade County Detention Center. Butler set the continuance of another prolific Meade County Circuit Court case

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Features Annual Synar Buying Survey shows Restaurant scam few vendors sell tobacco to minors

Friday, December 24, 2010

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Submitted by Cabinet for Health and Family Services FRANKFORT — Kentucky tobacco prevention, cessation and enforcement efforts continue to make headway in restricting the availability of tobacco products to underage youth, according to a recently released survey from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). The 2010 Annual Synar Buying Survey of Kentucky’s retail tobacco outlets showed that 94.6 percent of retailers surveyed upheld Kentucky’s law banning the sale of tobacco products to youth under the age of 18. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted the survey throughout the state during the summer to measure the rate of illegal sales of tobacco to Kentucky youth. The survey was conducted in cooperation with the Substance Abuse Prevention Branch of the Division of Behavioral Health in the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. “If access to tobacco products is restricted, fewer young people will use tobacco, reducing the number who become addicted,” Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D. said. “The results of this survey indicate we’re moving in the right direction. Fewer people are dependent on tobacco products because of the work of our substance abuse program, the Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the Department of Agriculture and the Office of Drug

Control Policy.” All states and territories must conduct the Annual Synar Buying Survey using a scientific random sample study protocol approved by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and must demonstrate that its tobacco vendor compliance meets or exceeds the federal minimum compliance rate of 80 percent. Kentucky’s rate of 94.6 percent ranks well above the 2009 national average of 89.1 percent (the national average rate for 2010 is not yet available). Kentucky’s Synar rate has remained around 94 percent since 2003. Tony Dehner, commissioner for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, emphasized the importance of cooperation in the effort to effectively combat youth access to tobacco products in Kentucky. “Our investigators do an excellent job in continuing to present a realistic expectation to the retailer that if a sale is made, it could be to a person acting on behalf of the agency,” Dehner said. “In addition to conducting the Synar Survey, we check approximately 300 retail locations each month for sales to underage people using investigative aides. One cannot help but think that the compliance rate is greatly influenced by these efforts.”   “Kentucky consistently has a low rate of noncompliance, which is an important component of reducing youth access to tobacco,” Van Ingram, executive director of the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) said. “We applaud the efforts of the

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A recent buying survey estimates that about 95 percent of retailers surveyed uphold Kentucky’s law concerning underage youths and tobacco sales. Regional Prevention Centers, the Division of Behavioral Health, ABC, and our Kentucky retailers. The health of young Kentuckians is being improved by reducing the illegal use oftobacco products.” The Synar Amendment, named after its creator Mike Synar, congressman from Oklahoma, requires states to enact and enforce laws prohibiting the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals younger than 18 years old. States that fall below the 80 percent minimum compliance rate are subject to a penalty of 40 percent of their Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant funding.

Starting the new year with some spice By Angela Shelf Medearis The Kitchen Diva The holiday season is the busiest time of year for gatherings, celebrations and festive feasts with family and friends. This year, add your own spicy touch to enhance the traditional holiday experience from appetizers, to starters, to the main dish. Your guests will be begging for the recipes. Instead of the traditional ham or turkey, create new family favorites. To make dishes that are the spotlights of the buffet table, start with flavorful ingredients like fire-roasted tomatoes and hot peppers. Braised chicken with tomatoes and peppers is a fiery main-dish alternative to traditional holiday fare. The chicken is seasoned with chili powder, cumin and cilantro, and simmered with onions, garlic, bell peppers and jalape–o chilies. The flavorful ingredients beautifully complement the smokiness of the fireroasted tomatoes. Roasting over a special blend of hardwood gives the tomatoes a delicious smoky flavor that comes out in the recipe. Adding hot peppers adds a spicy kick to the dish. In addition to the ease and convenience of using canned tomatoes, braised chicken with tomatoes and peppers can be prepared in less than one hour. The dish also can be prepared a day in advance, allowing you more time to spend with your guests. This is a buffet-friendly dish that can be served in shallow bowls over white or brown rice. Braised chicken with tomatoes and peppers is a great way to heat up the new year. Braised chicken with tomatoes and peppers 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil 1 cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds), skin re-

The SAPT Block Grant, administered by CHFS, is the single largest funding stream in Kentucky supporting substance abuse prevention and treatment. Statistics from the annual buying survey allow the Division of Behavioral Health to better target tobacco prevention efforts and resources.

FRANKFORT — Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) are warning Kentucky food establishments of a nationwide telephone scam targeting restaurants. According to DPH Commissioner William Hacker, M.D., restaurants across the state are being contacted by entities claiming to be from the health department. The fraudulent inspectors will call and ask to set up a time for an inspection, and also threaten monetary fines for non-compliance. So far, incidents have all involved a type of telephone scam in which the caller requests sensitive information about the restaurant and the staff. The caller then requests that the restaurant call another telephone number to actually schedule an inspection. “Though agents from the local, state, and federal health agencies routinely inspect Kentucky food establishments, advance scheduling of an inspection is not a normal procedure,” Kathy Fowler, acting director of the Division of Public Health Protection and Safety said. Mark Reed, manager of Kentucky’s Food Safety Branch said his office has received reports of this

scam across the state. “From the reports that we have received, the scammers appear to be primarily targeting ethnic facilities,” said Reed. “To date, we are not aware of any fraudulent inspector actually showing up for an inspection, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen.” Reed said that all health inspectors in Kentucky should carry proper photo identification signifying their relationship with federal, state or local health agencies. Food facilities are encouraged to ask for proper identification from anyone representing themselves as a health inspector. If any lingering doubt exists about the legitimacy of a call or food inspector, facilities are advised to call their local health department. “Kentucky’s food establishment operators who are contacted by an individual claiming to be a health inspector but cannot provide proper identification, or who requests personal or sensitive information about the restaurant and its staff members, should contact their local health department and local law enforcement officials,” Hacker said. The Kentucky Department for Public Health’s food safety branch is working cooperatively with the state Attorney General’s Office in assisting their investigation regarding this scam.

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Business StoneGate Realty named Chamber December business of the month Friday, December 24, 2010

Submitted by Meade Co. Chamber of Commerce StoneGate Realty is the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce’s member of the month for December. The company was selected because of its success during its decade in operation, its support of the Chamber of Commerce, and its involvement in the on-going work of the Meade County BRAC Action Group, according to President Kelly Roberts. “StoneGate’s owner, Mickey Chism, was one of the key leaders of the effort to market Meade County to U.S. Army military and civilian personnel when the current round of base realignment and closure was announced,” Roberts said. “When many people in the community expressed doubts about whether BRAC would even take place, he understood from the very beginning the profound impact it would have on our region.” After seven years working for others in the real estate business, Chism opened StoneGate in January 2001 with a former co-worker, Delaine Streible, joining his staff a few months later. His motivation for going out on his own was simple, he said: “So I could put my philosophy into practice, and that’s to treat people

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Members of the staff of StoneGate Realty are, from left, receptionist Donna Carter, realtor Ben Farmer, owner Mickey Chism, realtor Amy Chism Haynes, and realtor Delaine Streible. Realtor William Loyall was absent when the picture was made. the way I want to be treated, give people good information and give people time to make a good decision.” His philosophy, he said, has paid dividends in the form of a stable real estate agency that handles real estate sales in Meade, Breckinridge, Hardin, and Jefferson counties, deals with rentals for select clients, and manages some 80 rental properties of its own. “We work hard and we care” is the way Streible, a realtor, sums up the philoso-

phy that guides StoneGate. On the company’s staff along with Chism and Streible are realtors Amy Chism Haynes, Ben Farmer, William Loyall, and receptionist Donna Carter. Reflecting on the impact of the BRAC, Chism says about 80 percent of StoneGate’s business within the past year has been tied to those changes which will continue to take place at Fort Knox well into 2011. And, although the amount of good-quality

rental property in Meade County was grown in recent years, he says there remains a shortage of what he calls “high-end rental property in the $1,200 to $1,400 per month range.” When it comes to making decisions about supporting community projects, Chism says he tends to favor those endeavors and projects that have a proven track record of benefiting the people of Meade County. StoneGate will begin its 11th year in the same location where it started — at 2852 Brandenburg Road, near the intersection of Kentucky 448 and Kentucky 1638. The company and its sales staff can be reached by telephone at 270-422-7970, and by e-mail at stoneg@bbtel. com. Its online address is; the site includes all of its property listings. Chism says the company’s listings also are available at and In addition to being an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, StoneGate is a member of the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors and the Greater of Louisville Association of Realtors, which gives it access to the multiple-listing services of both those organizations.

Prepaid credit cards can be risky, be aware By David Uffington Dollars and Sense The government did us a favor when it created the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been collecting millions of extra dollars from consumers. Thanks to the Card ACT, we gained 21 days to make a payment, 45 days notification of serious changes in terms, the little box on the statements that shows how long it will take to pay off the debt if we only pay the minimum, and more. Now a new industry has sprung up, devising new ways to separate us from our dollars: the prepaid card, also called the “reloadable” card. Consumers are invited to use the prepaid cards as they would a bank: deposit a paycheck, have bills automati-

cally paid out of the balance, buy groceries. The cards can be purchased and reloaded nearly anywhere, including convenience stores and bigbox stores. Prepaid cards are becoming big business as more and more people opt out of having regular checking and savings accounts. Some lack good credit; many don’t want to incur credit-card interest; while others simply want the convenience of not carrying cash. The prepaid cards, however, don’t come with the same protections as credit cards: Those CARD Act laws don’t cover prepaid cards, especially when it comes to fees. If you put, say, $100 on a prepaid card, you’d think you’d have that whole $100 of your own money to spend. Not so. Prepaid cards can come

with: purchase fees, activation fees, minimum deposit fees, card-replacement fees, withdrawal fees, ATM inquiry fees, cancellation fees, monthly fees, reload fees, annual fees, PIN fees and even fees to talk to customer service. Prepaid cards generally put a temporary lock on your funds when used at a gas station or for hotels, denying you access to your own money. Some of the prepaid cards even include a line of credit or overdraft protection. If you don’t keep careful track of the associated fees, you can spend more than you expect and incur debt. There’s also no credit reporting with prepaid cards, which means they can’t be used to build up a credit history. Instead of paying fees to use your own money, open a bank account and use the

‘Dear Santa’ Web sites should be checked twice Submitted by the Better Business Bureau More than 60 domain names have been registered in the name of Santa Claus, offering children a wide range of opportunities to persuade St. Nick via e-mail that they were not at all naughty in 2010. Before allowing children to share any personal information with a “Letter to Santa” Web site, the Better Business Bureau Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommends adults carefully review the sites to determine who is seeking the information, how it will be used, and whether information will be shared with third parties. “Even Santa is required to comply with CARU’s Online Privacy Protection guidelines and the federal Children’s Online Privacy

Protection Act,” CARU Director Wayne J. Keeley said. All Web sites directed to children — or Web sites designed with a special children’s section — should have a privacy policy that explains the site’s information collection practices.The privacy policy should include the name of the company and the company’s complete contact information. It should also state whether the company shares information with third parties, including advertisers, and whether the company publically discloses the information or retains the information for any future purpose. Web sites directed to children should not ask a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity — a first name and email address, for instance.

Limit the personal information children share with Santa and omit physical addresses — Santa already knows where all the children live. Check Web sites for unwelcome content. Some sites are geared toward adults and may contain language or advertising adults may not want children to see. Since hyperlinks can allow children to move seamlessly from one site to another, investigate the hyperlinks to assure children don’t access inappropriate content. For more information on how to keep your kids safe online, please visit www. Parents who are concerned about the safety of specific child-directed Web sites and advertising can file a complaint at index.aspx.

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AGRICULTURE Program designed to train next generation of farmers Friday, December 24, 2010

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Andy Mills Ag & Natural Resources As we all know the distant future of agriculture lies in the hands of our young. Because of this, the University of Kentucky has adopted and adapted an intensive program geared to young farmers with ten years or less experi-

ence about the whole farm management experience. This program goes through general aspects of not only agronomy and animal science but also total management marketing, and public relations. Most sessions will be held in Hardin County. Registration fee is $100, which includes lunches and materials. Most sessions will be in the morning and early afternoon time frame.

Go online at: www.ces. to print out a registration form and survey or stop by the Extension Office located at 1041 Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg. Registration deadline is Jan. 28. Only a limited number from Meade County will be accepted, so get registered as soon as possible. Once again the Extension Offices of Meade, Hardin, and LaRue coun-

ties are offering the Master Cattleman Program. This program is a 10 session 40 hour intensive educational program focusing on beef production and the beef industry. The 10 sessions will include information on management, forages, animal nutrition, facilities and animal behavior, environmental stewardship, genetics, reproduction, herd health, end product, and marketing and

profitability. Each session is taught by University of Kentucky Extension Specialists and County Agents. The cost of the program is $100, which includes great meals and a resource binder. Five of the sessions will be at the Hardin County Extension Office, two will be at the Meade County Office, two will be at the LaRue County Office, and one will be in Bardstown. Participants who attend

eight of the 10 sessions will receive a certificate and a farm sign. Each session will start at 5 p.m. The program is limited to the first 35 participants to register. Go online at: meade/AgNaturalResources. Registration deadline is Jan. 10. Registration forms can also be picked up at the Extension Office located at 1041 Old Ekron Rd., in Brandenburg.

state government spokesman, is the executive producer, writer and host. It will be broadcast on KET on Jan. 7 and at other times later in the month. The video is available for viewing in six segments on YouTube. “This program gives real Kentucky farmers a chance to tell the public their stories,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “I appreciate Ray’s efforts to present the farmers’ point of view, and I encourage all Kentuckians to watch.”

“There are very strong voices out there stating opinions about agriculture, and most of them don’t have anything to do with agriculture,” Bowman explained. “I wanted to do a show that lets farmers have a forum to talk about what they do.” The farmers featured in the program include two women, a state senator, an

educator and three generations of a nine-generation farm family whose ancestor settled in LaRue County about the same time as Thomas Lincoln in December 1808. They talk about their sustainable farming methods, the involvement of their children and other family members on the farm, their love of farming

and numerous other topics. Bowman said his intent was to show consumers “the honesty in these people’s faces” and challenge some popular beliefs about modern agriculture. “We’re so disconnected with farming,” Bowman said. “The rural-urban divide is very real. In some cases, people are three, four

or five generations separated from the farm. We’re forgetting where our food comes from. We need a reconnection, and if I can’t get people onto the farm, maybe they will feel reconnected by watching these videos.” For a schedule of broadcasts of “Faces of Farming,” go to

Kentucky farm families star in video that will air in January on KET Submitted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture FRANKFORT — Six Kentucky farm families talk about their agricultural lifestyle in a video production that will air on Kentucky Educational Television beginning next month. “Faces of Farming” was produced by Destiny Productions of Frankfort and sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Board. Ray Bowman, a Franklin County goat producer and former

Incentives programs for farmers reach cut-off in Jan. Submitted by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Each fiscal year, the Natural Resources conservation Service (NRCS) sets ranking period dates for application taken for USDA Farm Bill programs. Although ranking dates may vary from program to program, landowners may signup at anytime for all conservation programs. The next ranking cutoff date is Jan. 28, 2011, and will include applications for both the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP). The WHIP program can provide financial and technical assistance to develop upland, wetland, riparian and aquatic habitat areas on your property. There is a 10 acre minimum per application for this program. The EQUIP program can provide financial

and technical assistance to plan and design measures on your property such as buy not limited to: grazing management (financing and livestock watering systems); nutrient management (manure storage structures, planned nutrient application); and erosion control (grade control structures, diversions, grassed waterways). The EQUIP program can also assist farms that are currently certified organic or transitioning to organic. If you are interested in participating in either or both of these programs, you should sing-up as soon as possible and request a conservation plan if you do not have an existing current plan. Anyone seeking cost share assistance must develop a conservation plan with your local NRCS off. For more information, please contact Calvin Bohannon, MRCS District Conservationist at 270-4223183 ext. 3.

Commodities As of Mon, Dec 20, 2010 *No sale Dec 27, 2010 Next sale Jan 3, 2011* Receipts: 621 Last Week 554 Last Year No Sale *AD-Avg. Dress., HD-High Dress., LD-Low Dress., MB-Mths Bred Compared to last Monday: Slaughter cows were 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Slaughter bulls 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers steady. Moderate supply of feeder cattle. Good demand for all classes of cattle. Slaughter cows 16 percent: Slaughter bulls 02 percent: Replacement cows 17 percent and feeders 65 percent: The feeder supply included 24 percent steers, 00 percent holsteins steers, 46 percent heifers, 30 percent bulls: 22 percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 6 870-1195 1057 53.50-58.00 55.36 2 1130-1175 1152 61.50-63.50 62.52 HD 3 1090-1140 1123 48.00-51.50 49.51 LD 18 1225-1580 1359 54.50-60.00 57.87 7 1265-1400 1346 61.00-64.50 62.53 HD 4 1285-1515 1406 46.50-50.00 47.91 LD 1 1825 1825 61.50 61.50 HD Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 16 935-1150 1037 49.00-55.00 51.73 4 970-1190 1040 56.50-57.00 56.62 HD 4 965-1175 1052 46.00-48.00 47.05 LD 4 1205-1295 1245 48.50-55.00 51.60 1 1245 1245 57.00 57.00 HD Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 760 760 37.00 37.00 LD 6 815-930 898 42.00-46.50 44.70 1 955 955 49.00 49.00 HD 1 890 890 35.00 35.00 LD Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 1405 1405 72.50 72.50 4 1630-1775 1699 71.50-74.00 72.39 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 1400-1480 1452 63.50-66.50 65.54 1 1230 1230 62.50 62.50 LD 1 1800 1800 64.50 64.50 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 250-295 271 109.00-124.00 116.44 18 305-398 369 111.00-119.00 114.48 63 400-498 459 106.00-114.50 108.88 19 500-595 550 103.00-110.00 106.35 15 605-690 635 93.00-103.00 99.28 13 750-783 758 96.00-103.50 101.71 6 830-863 849 92.00-98.00 93.49 5 971-985 974 88.00-92.00 88.81 Groups of 20 or more: 29 head 465 lbs 106.00 mixed Stock Cows and Calves: No Test Stock Bulls: No Test Baby Calves: No Test

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Dec. 27-29 Greenwave basketball @ Logan County First Southern Bank/Roy’s BBQ Classic T.B.A

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Dec. 31 Lady Waves basketball @ Edmonson County 1:30 p.m.


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Waves get aggressive on first day of Tsunami By Justin Ray The News Standard

Meade County wrestling head coach Bob Davis has been preaching to his wrestlers to bring the fight to its opponents when they’ve been on the wrestling mats all season. The Greenwave finally took their coach’s advice coming out in aggressively in their matches helping them to a 4-0 record on the first day of wrestling at the Meade County High School Tsunami event Dec. 21. “We really attacked today when before we had been sitting back and letting them come to us,” Davis said. “Attacking is what I have been preaching to them and they’re starting to do the right things.” On the first day of the twoday competition, Meade

County defeated the Jeffersonville High School’s varsity and junior varsity squads, along with DeSales High School and Fort Knox High School. The Greenwave were able to dominate their opponents by setting the tone of the match with its aggressive approach and taking advantage of the experience some of its wrestlers had against the other teams. “I had an advantage with the experience I had against my opponents,” senior Brandon Simota said. “I know what I’m doing and what mistakes to stay away from out there. They’re kind of new and

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Meade County’s Chris Abernathy tries to flip a Jeffersonville Red Devils wrestler to set up a pin in his first match of the day in the 112-pound weight class.

Jan. 4 Greenwave basketball @ Floyd Central, Ind. 7:30 p.m.

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Carrisa Schwartz, Kaitlyn Cucino and Raley Johnson have quickly made an impact on this season’s Lady Waves basketball team. The three freshman guards have become starters for this year’s team, while providing a youthful foundation of talent for seasons to come.

Trio of freshman guards leading way for Lady Waves By Justin Ray The News Standard

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Jan. 15 Meade County swim team @ Fort Knox Greenwave Invitational T.B.A. OUTDOORS The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for wetlands reserves. The cutoff dates are; Jan. 3, 2011, April 8, 2011, and June 17, 2011. Wetlands reserve is a voluntary program offering land owners the opportunity to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their property. BASKETBALL NEWS Jammin’ in Jasper The 7th annual boys school feeder basketball tournamnet will be held Feb. 25 - 27, 2011 in Jasper, Ind. The tournament will feature team’s in third through eighth grade. For more information regarding the tournament you can contact Kevin Messmer at kbmessmer@yahoo or 812482-5226. NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE Check next week’s issue for results and coverage from this week’s games.

With a lack of experience returning for this season’s Lady Waves basketball team, a trio of Lady Waves freshman guards have been pushed into the spotlight and asked to be major contributors for this years team. Luckily for the Lady Waves, the spotlight hasn’t been too big for Carrisa Schwartz, Raley Johnson and Kaitlyn Cucino as they have been forced to sink or swim against the top-level of high school basketball competition. The three freshman guards have quickly made an impact on this season’s team playing with the composure and toughness that many young players lack

early in their career. Head coach Josh Hurt believes his freshman starting back court of might be one of the most unique and rare group of players at such an early stage of their career that he has ever coached. “They’re special because of their abilities and desires on the court,” Hurt said. “This is my 14th year of coaching, and seventh year as a head coach here. I would bet I haven’t started three freshmen combined in the history of my career. I’m not sure I’ve had a team where I have started a freshman, much less three.” All three of the freshman guards have shown the ability to help lead the Lady Waves, while senior forward Scarlett Powers is forced to

sit out with an injury. The road hasn’t been an easy one to start the season as Meade County have faced a challenging schedule that has offered its fair share of bumps and bruises for the youthful Lady Waves. “I think they have shown a great deal of maturity,” Hurt said. “They haven’t let the varsity level intimate them at all. They haven’t been perfect but I think their ability to emotionally and mentally withstand the intensity of the varsity basketball spotlight has been great. My gosh, the six Kentucky teams we have played are 26-5 so far. We have thrown them out against some tough competition.” Each of the three guards See THREE, Page B3

Meade Co. swim team finishes middle of pack By Justin Ray The News Standard The Meade County High School swim team competed in the Woodford County Invitational finishing 10th out of 23 teams on Dec. 18 at Falling Springs Arts and Recreational Center in Versailies, Ky. Woodford County High School boys and girls swim team finished in first place with a combined total of 615 points. The Greenwave and Lady Waves combined to score 147 points, beating Boyle County High School by one point for 10th place. Meade County headed into the swim meet hoping to overcome the obstacle of missing eight of its swim-

mers due to illnesses and being limited in its practice time in the pool due to the weather conditions in the area. Even with the hindrances heading into the 9th annual WCI swim meet, the Greenwave placed 8th with 89 points, while Paul Laurence Dunbar won the boys meet with 312.5 points. The Lady Waves scored 58 points finishing 11th with Woodford County winning the girls meet with 339 points. Head coach CJ Kirk said the WCI meet was a set back for his teams but believed both teams would be able to bounce back as the See SWIM, Page B2


Tate Wilson swims the 100-yard breaststroke at Woodford County placing 9th.

University of Kentucky first year head coach Joker Phillips was left with one of his toughest decisions of his young tenure with the recent arrest of senior quarterback Mike Hartline for second-degree disorderly conduct and public intoxication earlier this month. After a 6-6 regular season record, Hartline’s arrest left Phillips faced with a decision of putting a premium on winning the Wildcats upcoming BBVA Compass Bowl game against the University of Pittsburgh or placing discipline and structure as the top priority for his football program. Do you suspend Hartline, the Wildcats senior quarterback, who has set career highs with 3,178 passing yards and 23 touchdowns and start the transition to next season with sophomore quarterback Morgan Newton or allow Hartline to play and punish him during practice? In today’s world of college sports where a head coach takes on more scrutiny with every loss, Phillips decided to buck the trend of putting winning first as he decided to stick to his earlier words that alcohol offensives require a mandatory one game suspension. Phillips had suspended junior wide receiver Matt Roark for a game earlier in the season after he was arrested for diving under the influence of alcohol. The two incidents are similar because of the involvement of alcohol, but are also two totally different circumstances as Roark put other people’s lives in danger getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Hartline was a danger to himself as he was intoxicated in public causing a disturbance at a duplex off of Kentucky’s campus. Unfortunately, the one game suspension for Hartline comes as the last game of his collegiate career approaches. Phillips’ decision to suspend Hartline for his mistake is something sports fans should applaud. Though college athletes themselves are young adults — who for some are faced with making their first real life decisions while on campus — they need to be held accountable for their actions even if its comes at the expense of the team. Suspending Hartline puts the Wildcats at a disadvantage as they prepare for a Panthers team that was the preseason pick to win the Big East Conference. It also sets a standard of zero-tolerance for foolish behavior during the Phillips era at Kentucky. Hartline’s suspension shows that no one wearing a Kentucky jersey will be above any of Phillips rules and all will be held accountable for their actions no matter the upcoming opponent. Though Hartline ends his Wildcat career on suspension, Phillips has allowed his senior quarterback to stay on with the team and be on the sidelines for the bowl game against the Panthers. Hartline’s career isn’t going to end the way he envisioned, but he has at least been given a chance to end on some sort of a positive note by being allowed to be on the sidelines with the team if he chooses. Here’s hoping Hartline takes this opportunity given by Phillips to stay with the team until after the bowl game and help mentor Newton on the quarterback position he has held the past three seasons and finish a career he embarked on five years ago when he enrolled at the University of Kentucky.


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Winning at the Brickyard means everything to Indiana native Tony Stewart, but fortune smiled on another driver in 2010. By Monte Dutton NASCAR This Week

Best NASCAR quotes of 2010 ”We’ve got a lot of racing left, but when we’re winning at places we’re not supposed to, you better watch out.” -Jimmie Johnson, after winning the Food City 500 at Bristol. ”I like Jimmie as good as anybody, but for the sake of the sport, one of the two of us (Harvick, Hamlin) needs to make something happen.” -- Kevin Harvick, during the Chase. ”Two tires won the race, but when you’ve got two tires in dirty air, it’s no good.” - Dale Earnhardt Jr., after finishing eighth in the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas. ”The ‘48’ (Johnson) is testing my patience. I’m hard to get mad, and I’m (ticked) off.” -- Jeff Gordon, after the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega. “If we’d have kept those guys a lap down, that would’ve been selfish.” — Dave Rogers, winning crew chief, on allowing a mass ‘wave-around’ during an early caution period in the Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond. “When you play at home,

Swim From page B1 season progresses. “Before today I would have said we are on the right track,” Kirk said. “Now with the bad weather and not practicing in a few days, it’s hard to hold the kids accountable when they haven’t practiced. If they’re like me the last few days, they probably just sat around the house because it’s so cold outside. Once we get back to practicing, I think we will be fine going into January and February.” The Meade County

Meade County High School holiday tournament basketball scores Greenwave @ Hoopin’ It Up Holiday Classic Dec. 18 South Laurel 67 vs Greenwave 55 Dec. 19 Greenwave 78 vs Lee County 77 Dec. 20 Pulaski County 85 vs Greenwave 60 Lady Waves @ Campbellsville Food Pantry Classic Dec. 20 Pulaski County 71 vs Lady Waves 70 Dec. 21 Lady Waves 68 vs North Bullitt 60

that’s when you want to win the most.” -- Tony Stewart, from Columbus, Ind., at Indianapolis. ”He’s real aggressive. That’s cool, but when he starts affecting me with his aggressiveness ... I just will not put up with it. I’ve been around here long enough. I just will not tolerate it.” — Jeff Burton, referring to Kyle Busch, after Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. —”There’s just a pit that develops in your stomach and doesn’t go away. It’s the championship pit, and it’s there.” — Jimmie Johnson. ”Points? I chipped away, but I didn’t chip away much.” — Kyle Busch, after a fourth at Martinsville. “In the World Series, when a pitcher’s not doing his job, they put another one in that can.” — Jimmie Johnson, referring to pit-crew swap at Texas. ”I wonder if anyone else will ever win five of these things in a row, but next year we’re going for six, so away we go.” — owner Rick Hendrick, after Johnson extended his consecutive championships. ”I won’t turn on the television, watch any racing. Re-

move myself from it. I know what I need to do, what my team has to do. I don’t want to hear what anybody else has to say.” — Jimmie Johnson, before the final race. “I don’t know if part of that is coincidence, or just that those guys who win championships are really good. I don’t know, but it is a difficult race track. You have to do everything right.” — Matt Kenseth, noting the overlap of Indy winners and Cup champions. “Bristol is a lot like Watkins Glen. You never know what’s going to happen.” — Harvick, naming one thing the two have in common. “We have a way of forgetting the way history really was. ... I think we tend to forget that even the great race teams go through struggles.” — Jeff Burton. “If I sat down and planned it, we would win every Chase race and I would win the championship. But plans don’t quite work like that.” — Kyle Busch, whose Chase struggles continued. “Mathematically, it’s possible. Realistically, I don’t think so.” — Jeff Gordon, asked about the possibility of a driv-

er winning the Chase without winning any races. “There’s a lot of psychology that goes into racing, but all of that goes out the window once the race starts.” — Carl Edwards “If you get in a problem (at Martinsville), it’s normally because you are a root of it.” — Tony Stewart “It’s amazing what the Chase format does to the nerves and to the teams and the drivers.” — Kurt Busch “If the roles were reversed, I would be saying the same thing. As a competitor, you’re tired of the same guy winning. I guess I understand where they’re coming from and what they’re saying ... I don’t necessarily agree with it. I think it would be great for someone to win five straight.” — Jimmie Johnson, who did. 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:// features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. Email Monte at nascar_thisweek@

swimmers also believed being out of the pool and a lack of practice left them a little out of their comfort zone at the WCI meet. “It wasn’t as good as usual because we didn’t have practice,” Aaron Bauer said. “I didn’t perform as well because I haven’t been in the pool for any practice.” Scott King led the Greenwave boys team with his 5th place finish in the 50yard freestyle with a time of 24.39. King also helped the Greenwave 200-yard freestyle relay teams finish in 3rd place along with Tate Wilson, T.J. Osborne and Shawn Mason.

Kelsey English was a top performer for the Lady Waves team finishing 7th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:21.24. With the winter weather melting off the roads, Meade County will be able to return to its normal practice schedule at Gammon Fieldhouse pool in Fort Knox hoping to fine tune its swimming technique before its next swim meet. “Right now, I think we’re in good shape,” Kirk said. “I think we need to improve on our starts and our turns. We’re going to hit turns hard during the

breaks and try to drop some of our times that way.” The Greenwave and Lady Waves performance at the WCI didn’t leave Kirk worried about his teams future meets for the rest of the season. “We have higher expectations for this season,” Kirk said. “Finishing in the middle of the pack isn’t really our goal when we come to big meets like this. Overall, we just didn’t perform like we could have today.” Meade County will next take to the pool on Jan. 15 at Fort Knox for the Greenwave Invitational.

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Submitted by Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority today approved incentives for the Kentucky Speedway, which is scheduled to hold a NASCAR Sprint Cup race on July 9, 2011. The approval means that the Speedway will be eligible for up to $20.5 million in performance-based rebates over a 10-year period, based on an investment of $82 million. The incentive allows the applicant to recover up to 25 percent of development cost through the recovery of sales tax generated at the racetrack. Based upon the conclusions of an independent consultant analysis performed as required by statute, this development will generate state tax revenue in excess of the incentive being provided. “This NASCAR event at the Kentucky Speedway is estimated to have

an annual $150 million economic impact on Kentucky – great news at any time, but especially during our current economic recession,” Beshear said. “The legislation I pushed for and signed was critical to making this event happen, and I am looking forward to race fans across the country visiting Kentucky for this exciting race.” In 2009, Gov. Beshear proposed legislation amending the Kentucky Tourism Development Act to help attract a Sprint Cup race to Kentucky. The legislation added a new eligible category of so-called “legacy expansion” projects that include events in the top league, series or sanctioned level of their type of event, provide permanent seating for 65,000 spectators and be broadcast nationally. In order to apply the venue must have previously been approved for incentives and the expansion project must exceed $30

million and present one or more “premier events” not previously held in Kentucky. The Kentucky Speedway was among the first projects approved under the Kentucky Tourism Development Act that provides tax incentives to new or expanding businesses. The authority also gave preliminary approval to Ark Encounter, LLC for a proposed $172.5 million theme park in Grant County. As is required with every project preliminarily approved, an independent consultant will now perform an analysis to see if the applicant meets the requirements of the statute including the requirement for the project to have a positive fiscal impact on state revenues. The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority works with the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet to implement the provisions of the Tourism Development Act.

making those simple mistakes and I know how to take advantage of it.” While Davis left the first day of the competition pleased with his team’s effort, he knows his team will be in for an even tougher challenge on the second day of the Tsunami event at Meade County High School on Dec. 22. The Greenwave will face off against five more opponents who might offer a tougher task for Meade County. “We wrestled well today, but tough competition is tomorrow,” Davis said. “We got a lot of rough teams to face off against. It’s going to be tough for them.” Meade County will take on Ohio County, Oldham County, Holy Cross, and Mt. Juliet High School to finish up the Tsunami wrestling matches. The Greenwave placed third at last year’s event, and with a 4-0 start, could have a chance to place even better this year. “I’m really pleased with my team. They did well today,” Davis said. “The good thing is they will deserve whatever they get

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in the end.” Regardless of its finish, the most valuable part of the Tsunami event is the amount of experience each wrestler gains during the two days of the competition. “The best part is all the kids get 10 matches at this event and that’s a lot of wrestling,” Davis said. “Anytime you can get that much wrestling in two days, it’s a win for your team.” With the event being held at Meade County High School, the Greenwave wrestlers get the added comfort of competing in a familiar setting. “Wrestling here at (Meade

County), I was a lot more relaxed because it was at home,” junior Cody Hoskins said. “I know how everything is set up and how everything is to run and only have to worry about going out and wrestling.” As the season heads towards the regional and state matches, the Greenwave believe they’re starting to progress in the right direction to finish with a successful season. “Today showed we’re starting to come together,” Simota said. “I wasn’t expecting us to beat Jeffersonville. That was a big surprise to me.”


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Freshman Kaitlyn Cucino has taken over the point guard role for this years Lady Waves basketball team. Cucino has quickly become a leader on defense with her intensity on the court.

Three From page B1 have helped contribute something different for the Lady Waves this season with Johnson’s scoring ability, Cucino’s fierce defense and Schwartz’ ability to attack the basket on offense and guard the other team’s lead guard. The group’s biggest talent might be that they haven’t cracked under the pressure that has been placed on their shoulders. “I wouldn’t be playing them if I didn’t think they were very good,” Hurt said. “They expect great things for themselves and we expect great things from them.” Johnson, who played sparingly last year as an eighth grader averaging 3.5 points a game, has provided the scoring-punch for the Lady Waves this season, scoring 20 of the 55.4 points a game, according to the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Web site. At times, Johnson has taken over the Meade County offense, hitting big baskets that have kept the Lady Waves in almost every game. “Last year helped me become more comfortable with this season,” Johnson said. “I still had mixed emotions about the first game of the year (against Elizabethtown) because I was comfortable, but also still nervous.” The extra playing time and the need for Johnson’s scoring has helped bring out the type of player she can be for Meade County. “It’s like night and day,” Hurt said of Johnson’s improvement from last year. “She was the only eighth grader on the team. We were a veteran club last year and Ray was willing to let the other kids make the plays and come off the bench for a few minutes. This year she’s more comfortable and feels like she’s a huge part of this

and realizes this year if she and the younger kids don’t get it done, we’re not going to get it done.” Johnson has also shown the ability to not shy away from taking the big shot when the Lady Waves need a basket. “I’m really proud of how Ray has stepped up and took the big shots for us,” Hurt said. “If she can keep progressing, the sky’s the limit on how good she can be.” With such high expectations of Johnson, Cucino and Schwartz, all three agreed the process of learning how to play varsity basketball has been made easier going through the experience together. “It’s good to have them because we have played together since we were in second and third grade and are comfortable playing with each other,” Cucino said. The experience the three players gained growing up playing together has helped the group learn what to expect from each other while out on the court together. “We know what each other are going to do on the court,” Schwartz said. Though they have been placed into the starting lineup together, Hurt said he has stressed that each of the girls need to be their own player and stick with what they each do best. “We’re trying to get them to understand all three of them bring good things,” Hurt said. “I don’t want Carrisa trying to be Ray. I don’t want Ray trying to be Kaitlyn. I don’t want Kaitlyn trying to be Carissa. They’re all three different in what they bring to the table.” Each of the three player’s strengths is what leads Hurt to believe the future will be bright for all three girls. “Carrisa is probably the fastest and best athlete on the floor a lot of the time,” Hurt said. “She’s quick and long and drives to the rim creating great things for

us. Ray is a big time scorer and can bury any open look. Kaitlyn is a scrappy, heady, tough-nosed player on both ends of the floor. As they grow and learn their bread and butter, I think that’s when we turn the corner and these losses turn into wins.” Heading into the season, Hurt believed his team could go through many lineup changes until they figured out the right pieces. But, Cucino, Schwartz and Johnson’s maturity and talents have kept them in the starting lineup along with senior Kristin Benton and sophomore Maya Luney. “I thought I would see a lot of mistakes — and we have had some — but not to the degree that I was afraid of,” Hurt said, of his starting guards. “Carrisa has the high this year in assists for a game with seven against Russell County. Raley is shooting around 40 percent from three and Kaitlyn has been tremendous handling the ball and making good decisions.” The Lady Waves are still searching for their first win of the season. The seven straight losses hasn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm the three freshmen still have for the rest of the year once their veteran leader Powers returns. “We’re building on our strengthens now,” Schwartz said. “Once we get Scarlett back, it will make it a lot easier on us.” The future for the Lady Waves basketball program should remain bright with the help of these three freshmen guards leading the way. “These younger kids are having to take on a bigger load and I think they have done well with it,” Hurt said. “They haven’t been afraid to step up and take ownership of what we’re doing. They realize they have to think in the long term and not just in recent losses. Obviously, their best basketball is still ahead of them.”


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Hunting waterfowl while staying within your budget Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

FRANKFORT — A close friend used to always badger me about going waterfowl hunting. I hemmed and hawed because I didn’t have the right equipment, nor did I have the money to buy it. I mistakenly believed you needed an expensive shotgun, a ton of decoys, expensive bibs and parkas, waders, dogs, calls and, not to mention, a boat. I felt the sport involved an outlay of treasure beyond my reach. With gentle prodding from my buddy, I began to slowly accumulate the necessary gear. I waited until after the season and found a nice 4-in-1 waterfowl jacket on closeout for half of what it cost earlier in the season. I also found a pair of waterfowl bibs on sale from the same manufacturer. The camouflage patterns don’t match, but ducks never seem to mind. I’ve hunted a pond in a pouring rain with temperatures in the high 30s and remained warm and dry.

In my old inadequate patched together gear, those conditions would send me packing for the house in under an hour. The new waterfowl hunting outfit also makes the best winter fishing gear I’ve ever donned. I’ve fished the float and fly technique for smallmouth in January with air temperatures in the low 20s with the wind chill in the teens and stayed warm all day long. “The closeout waterfowl clothing may not match or is a little out of date, but if it keeps you warm and comfortable, that is all that matters,” John Akers, maintenance supervisor for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said. “You can save a lot of money by purchasing waterfowl gear after the season. It still works fine. They often discount hunting waders really low after the season.” Akers, an avid and expert waterfowl hunter, recommends holding on to that gear a while if you have children. “I outfitted my kids with my

Gassett selected for new wildlife agency position Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

FRANKFORT — The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) selected Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett as its new vice president Monday, Dec.13, at its Washington D.C. headquarters.   AFWA’s Executive Committee named Gassett to the vice president position when Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment Director Rebecca Humphries stepped down to accept a position with Ducks Unlimited Inc.

  Gassett previously served as AFWA’s secretary/treasurer and is currently vice-chair of its executive committee.

   Over the past century, AFWA has emerged as a powerful, effective and collective voice for fish and wildlife conservation. The association consists of fish and wildlife agencies from all 50 states along with more than 100 other representatives from territorial, provincial and federal fish and wildlife agencies, the conservation community and sportsmen industries. 

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ward achieving AFWA’s vision of healthy fish and wildlife resources throughout North America managed by effective, well-funded fish and wildlife agencies and supported by informed and involved citizens.

    “We had a vacancy and Jon was gracious enough to step up and volunteer his help,” AFWA President Curtis Taylor, Chief of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section said. “He and I will be working closely together over the next several months. Jon has always done an excellent job in everything he’s done for us.”

  Gassett came to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in 1999 to head the agency’s elk restoration program. He was promoted to Wildlife Division Director in 2001. He has served as KDFWR commissioner since 2005. “AFWA is a strong and unified voice for all 50 states, and I look forward to working with all of them in addressing the various issues that can benefit our fish and wildlife resources,” Gassett said. Gassett’s term as AFWA vice president begins Jan. 1, 2011.

Lottery gives 25 hunters second chance to hunt elk Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Twenty-five hunters from Middlesboro, Whitesburg, Hazard, Lynch, Hindman and other areas in southeastern Kentucky have a second chance to hunt elk in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently drew 25 names for a late season cow elk hunt, which will begin next month. “The late season hunt targets areas where people have had ongoing problems with nuisance elk for years,” Tina Brunjes said, deer and elk program coordinator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “This season can help solve those problems while providing hunters in the region an opportunity to put meat in the freezer for their families.” Hunters can check online at the department’s website,, to see if they were

drawn for the late season quota elk hunt on private land. The 14-day late season begins Jan. 22, 2011, and ends Feb. 4, 2011. Drawn hunters also will be notified by mail. Each hunter is randomly drawn from the pool of those who applied for the regular quota elk hunts. Hunters must reside in the 16-county elk restoration zone to be eligible for this hunt. Only two Elk Management Units (EMUs) are open for this hunt: Stoney Fork EMU and Knott County EMU. Only private lands are open for this hunt. All public lands within these EMUs are closed to elk hunting. Hunters drawn for the 25 permits will have the choice this year of hunting Stoney Fork EMU or Knott County EMU rather than being limited to just one of these units. The permits for this hunt cost $30 for Kentucky residents, the same as for the regular elk quota hunts.

old waterfowl apparel,” he said. “If my bibs or waders got a little worn, I saved them as I replaced them. About half of the stuff my kids use, I used to use myself. They’ll grow into it eventually.” A reliable 12-gauge pump shotgun will harvest any waterfowl that flies in Kentucky. Decent used pumps with synthetic camouflage stocks that can handle 3-inch magnum shells line the walls of gun stores all over our state. An outlay of $200 or less will often bring that gun home. A pump shotgun doesn’t have the glamour of an elegant over-and-under or the ease of use of a semi-automatic. That being said, every time you pull the trigger, a pump goes “boom.” Pumps handle adverse weather with ease and you can enjoy your waterfowl hunting without stressing over damaging an expensive gun in the snow, rain or ice. A pump shotgun handles rough treatment and still performs. Waterfowl shotshells loaded with steel, bismuth, tung-

sten or other heavy materials cost considerably more than shotshells loaded with lead. “Many of the department stores and sporting good stores discount their steel shotshells after the season,” Akers said. “I buy all of my waterfowl loads after the season.” It is illegal to use lead shotshells for waterfowl hunting. Decoys can also deliver a wallop to your wallet. “In the old days, I would go in with a friend and split the cost of decoys because we couldn’t afford them on our own,” Akers explained. “We traded use of them. We also bought a boat that way as well. You can find decoys really cheap at yard sales as well.” Hunters inadvertently shoot decoys, leading to many that are no longer seaworthy. Akers has an ingenious plan to keep decoys useable for many years, even after they’ve been shot. “Buy a can of low expansion foam used to fill gaps around pipes,” Akers said. “Shoot the foam inside the decoy. A can

will fill three or four decoys. They will never sink again, no matter how many times your buddies shoot them.” John Brunjes, migratory bird biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, used another system to save money on decoys in the past. “You can buy a dozen of the low end water keel decoys for $25 or so,” he said. “They have a hole in the keel to allow water inside intended to keep them upright and in place. Waterkeeled decoys flip over in the slightest wind. I fill the bottom cavity with sand and plug the hole. You can also use a bolt. Filling the bottom with sand helps keep them upright.” You also don’t need to own a boat or dogs to successfully waterfowl hunt. Farm ponds, small rivers, creeks and even reservoirs offer bank waterfowl hunting opportunities. A set of neoprene chest hunting waders will help retrieve downed birds from shallow creeks, rivers and ponds.

Poles designed to set and retrieve decoys also work well for recovering downed birds. Finding a place to hunt is one of the biggest challenges of waterfowling. Most hunters can’t afford to pay a lease arrangement with a landowner. “I’ve traded labor rather than pay for a lease,” Akers said. “A farmer with a river system on his property caught my eye. I knocked on the door and said ‘I noticed your barn door is off its track.’ I offered to fix it in exchange for hunting rights. I can still hunt there to this day. We’re friends now. I’ve even changed faucets in exchange for hunting rights.” With the economy in the dumpster, frayed nerves everywhere and money tight, use these simple tips to get into waterfowl hunting and save some serious money. A day in a homemade blind pursuing ducks is salve to jarred nerves and relieves the winter doldrums.

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1. Which Alfred Hitchcock film featured this song: “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)”? 2. Who came strolling through the door wearing Johnny’s ring? Bonus for the song title. 3. Name the four members of the group who sang the 1965 hit “California Dreamin’.” 4. Who sang “You’re Still a Young Man,” and when? 5. What is Babyface’s real name? What has his first No. 1 single? 6. Which song mentions dancing in Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C., the Motor City and LA? 7. Who had No. 1 hits with “Daughter” and “Given to Fly”? Answers 1. “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956), sung by Doris Day. 2. Judy had his ring in “It’s My Party,” Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit off the “I’ll Cry If I Want To” album. 3. The Mamas and The Papas: Denny Doherty, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot. 4. Tower of Power in 1972. Forty years after they started, the soul group still tours. 5. Kenneth Brian Edmonds had a hit with “Love Saw It” in 1989. Edmonds apparently has a section of highway named after him in Indianapolis. 6. “Dancing in the Streets,” first recorded by Martha and the Vandellas in 1964. 7. Pearl Jam, in 1993 and 1998 respectively. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Trivia Test

By Fifi Rodriguez

1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was Englishman Josiah Wedgwood famous for making? 2. LITERATURE: Who wrote “This Side of Paradise”? 3. HISTORY: When did New Jersey legalize casinos? 4. ENTERTAINERS: By what name was comedian William Claude Dukenfield better known? 5. TELEVISION: On which television show did “The Simpsons” family first appear? 6. GEOGRAPHY: To what island group does St. Croix belong? 7. ART: What does a pieta depict? 8. MYTHOLOGY: What are the nine patron goddesses of the arts called? 9. U.S. STATES: Which U.S. state is known as the Gem State? 10. POLITICS: Who was Adlai Stevenson’s vice presidential running mate in 1956? Answers 1. Pottery (Wedgwood tableware) 2. F. Scott Fitzgerald 3. 1976 4. W.C. Fields 5. “The Tracey Ullman Show”

6. U.S. Virgin Islands 7. Mary and the body of Jesus 8. The Muses 9. Idaho 10. Estes Kefauver

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Paws Corner By Sam Mazzotta Dog’s Nails Cut to the Quick

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I take my dog to the local animal hospital for nail trimming, as my little “Freda” is just too feisty for me to do it myself. But lately, I noticed the nurses were cutting Freda’s nails into the quick and making them bleed. My friend also experienced the same problems there with her dog, and she said that one of the nurses told her that cutting them so far back that they bled was the only way to control and keep the dog’s nails from being so wild. Is this true? — Curious in Kingston Springs DEAR CURIOUS: It’s true, but cutting into the quick (the blood vessel extending through the center of a dog’s nail) can be painful for the dog and make regular nail trimming not just an uncomfortable experience, but a traumatic one. When the trimmer cuts into the quick, the blood vessel -- providing it closes quickly and heals normally -- will retract slightly over a one- to three-week period. If the owner brings the dog back for a nail trimming within that three weeks, the trimmer can cut the nails even shorter the next time. Neatly trimmed nails are essential to a dog’s health, but you can figure out some of the problems with cutting into the quick each time. In addition to the pain and trauma, infection is a real possibility, even in a veterinary clinic. Sometimes though, with really long, ragged or even ingrown nails, more drastic trimming has to take place to prevent bigger problems. How can a dog owner reduce the frequency with which cutting into the quick occurs? Regular nail trimming, every three to four weeks, is a must. If you want to try and encourage the quick to recede without cutting into it, file your dog’s nails daily until the nail is safely cut back to a healthy length. Then, just make sure those trimmings happen regularly. If you’re concerned about the way the animal-hospital personnel are handling the procedure, speak with the veterinarian. And, if you’re still not satisfied, you can take your business elsewhere. Looking for more pet advice and information? Check out online! Send your pet questions and tips to, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky

Q: I love the Syfy show “Merlin.” I haven’t seen new episodes on the schedule for a while, and I’m afraid it has been canceled. Please tell me it hasn’t! — Mark T. in Vermont A: Don’t worry, Mark. The magical Syfy series will indeed be back for a third season beginning Friday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. Season three finds the young Merlin (played by Colin Morgan) in increasingly more dangerous and dark battles in his secret quest to Benjamin McKenzie protect Prince Arthur (Bradley James) in the fabled kingdom of Camelot, where magic is forbidden by King Uther (Anthony Head). They rejoin Morgana (Katie McGrath) — who has a dark destiny of her own — with Angel Coulby as her loyal maid Gwen, and Richard Wilson as wise court physician Gaius. John Hurt returns as the voice of the Great Dragon. Q: When will “Southland” be back? I was so happy when TNT picked it up from NBC, and have been eagerly awaiting its return. — George F., via e-mail A: The cutting-edge drama will be back on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. on TNT. Series star Benjamin McKenzie gave me the scoop: “It’s going to be the same show you’ve seen before, it’s just going to be more focused on the four principle characters left: Ben, Lydia, Sammy and John. It’s a pretty aggressive show; this season it’s really going to double-down on the aggressiveness. It’s fast, hard-hitting and uncompromising. “With my character and John, the dynamic has changed yet again. It’s more of a peer-to-peer relationship than it has been in the past. Although Ben will still mess up and John will criticize him brutally for it, he’s got a little more freedom to do a little more of his own work. The end of the season will mark the end of his probationary period.” Q: Is Jillian Michaels really leaving “The Biggest Loser”? I can’t imagine the show without her! — Tawny D., via e-mail A: Well, start imagining it, because Jillian is outta there. After this season, which begins Jan. 4, her contract is up, and she is leaving the show. Jillian explained her decision: “I want to take a year off TV and focus on becoming a mommy and doing more charity work. Shooting ‘Losing It’ also had a big impact on me. Living with kids, I saw firsthand what I was missing.” Q: How is Vanessa Williams fitting in as the newest cast member of “Desperate Housewives”? — Sandi S., Lousiville, Ky. A: Vanessa is doing great, at least according to co-star Joshua Moore, who plays Parker Scavo. When we spoke about the show’s return from winter break on Jan. 2, he told me: “She’s just great to work with. I think she’s a really good actress and she’s great in her role. She’s just a very cool person to talk to and hang out with. She definitely has to flip that switch on to be mean (like her character, Renee).” Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at For more news and extended interviews, visit and (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Fun & Games

Friday, December 24, 2010

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Last Week’s Solutions

• It was American author, social critic, economist and political commentator Thomas Sowell who made the following sage observation: “Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.” • Visiting the longest chain of mountains on Earth requires some rather special arrangements — aquatic ones, to be precise. The 10,000-mile-long Mid-Atlantic Ridge, as its name indicates, is located on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The only parts of the chain above water are a few volcanic islands, including Iceland and the Azores. • If you travel to Alaska, you can go to the North Pole -- the town of North Pole, that is. It’s not the real deal, though. The town is actually 1,700 miles south of Earth’s geographic North Pole. • In 2000, psychiatrists at Italy’s University of Pisa published their finding that being in love is biochemically indistinguishable from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. •If you’re like 24 percent of the Americans who responded to a recent survey, you believe that people should be allowed to be naked in their own back yards. • Thought for the Day: “Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” — W. Somerset Maugham (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Horoscopes ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But you’d be wise to take this one step at a time to allow new developments to come through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re almost ready to make a commitment. A lingering doubt or two, however, should be resolved before you move ahead. An associate could provide important answers. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still the watchword as you move closer toward a decision about a new situation. If you act too fast, you might miss some vital warning signs. Go slowly and stay alert. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your new goal looks promising, and your golden touch does much to enhance its prospects for success. In your private life, Cupid does his best to make your new relationship special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That impatient side of yours is looking to goad you into moving before you’re ready to take that big step. Stay calm and cool. Let things fall into place before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A legal matter you hoped could finally be settled could be a pesky problem for a while, until all the parties agree to stop disagreeing with each other. Be patient. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Partnerships -- personal or professional -- which began before the new year take on new importance. They also reveal some previously hidden risks. So be warned. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your associates are firmly on your side, and that persistent problem that has caused you to delay some activities should soon be resolved to your satisfaction. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Favorable changes continue to dominate, and you should be responding positively as they emerge. Someone wants to become more involved in what you’re doing. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A friend wants to share a secret that could answer some questions you’ve wondered about for a long time. Meanwhile, travel aspects continue to be strong. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stay on your new course despite so-called well-meaning efforts to discourage you. Rely on your deep sense of self-awareness to guide you to do what’s right for you. YOU BORN THIS WEEK: You have the capacity to meet challenges that others might find overwhelming, and turn them into successful ventures. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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The Meade County Clothes Closet and Food Pantry is a local non-profit agency in this county established by the Meade County Ministerial Association serving families in need. We provide food and clothing at no cost, to families who meet the income guidelines. All clothing and household items are donated and what we do not give away, we sell at a greatly reduced price to pay our expenses and keep the food pantry stocked and ready to help with our benevolence requests. We also do screening applications for the local Lion’s Club for eye exams and glasses. We have been tasked with the Angel Tree again this year. We will be placing angel trees in different churches and businesses. Last year we had over 600 angels and anticipate we will have that many or more this year. We do not want any child to go thru Christmas without a gift. You can help my making a tax-exempt donation toward this project or the food pantry for a holiday dinner. We also have a benevolence fund and a building fund you can contribute to. Would you please consider making an end of year donation? It would be greatly appreciated by the Clothes Closet and Food Pantry and the families we assist. 270-422-2010

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. Meade County General Baptist Church has free food, clothing, etc. for anyone in need. Mission House (behind church). Hours – Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – For more information, please call 270-422-7060 or 422-3760.


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Pet Adoptions will take place at Orscheln Farm and Home in Radcliff, Ky. on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are thinking of volunteering, stop by and see how you can help or PINS at 270-422-3838. Get all your local news delivered to you TODAY from The News Standard! Call 270-422-4542.

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1990 Geo Tracker 4WD – Runs fine. Grey with grey interior. Great transportation. $1,500. Call 668-1800.

Education Childbirth Education Classes are offered at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. Free if delivering at HCH, $20 if delivering at another facility. Call 812-738-7830 ext. 2012 for information and registration. The EMS Training Center at 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. offers Healthcare Provider CPR and CPR Renewal classes monthly. Please call 812-738-7871 for more information.

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Meade County General Baptist Church has free food, clothing, etc. for anyone in need. Mission House (behind church). Hours – Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – For more information, please call 270-422-7060 or 422-3760.

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Help Wanted / Drivers Big G Express Inc, Opening New Facility in Clarksville Area. We will be hiring 20 OTR drivers to be domiciled out of our facility on Clark Blvd just off I-65. Req. are: 1yr, Good MVR, Must live within 50mi radius of Louisville/Jeffersonville. Call 800-684-9140 x2, or see us online at www.biggexpress. com or email terryconquest@

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Lost LOST DOG!! On November 19th at around 2:30 p.m. a small part Chihuahua dog was accidentally placed in the wrong white pick-up truck with a silver toolbox in the back. The truck was parked in the parking lot of the Elizabethtown Barnes and Noble bookstore. The dog is part long-haired Chihuahua with floppy ears and is black in color with white on her neck, chest and face and brown on her face. Her name is Rolly Polly and she is a year old and pregnant. If you have this dog or know any information please call Misty at 270-980-1044 or 270-547-0880 or 270547-3730. God bless.

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Mobile Homes Mobile Home and land, a 16x80 home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central heat and air, all electric, on ½ acre of land. Located off the By-Pass Road on Old Ekron Road near Brandenburg. $54,900. Owner financing available with reasonable down payment. 828-2222 NEW MOBILE HOME! $1600 Down. $350 Payment. LAYAWAY! 1-866-304-5669

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We would like to assist you and your family as you transition home by helping you contact mental health providers for the services that you and your family feel will be of benefit. Some of the services available are: Individual, group, couples and family therapy, PTSD and substance abuse therapy, neuropsychological testing, homeless services, assistance in finding jobs and housing, and suicide prevention. Remember, you must take the first step! We will be there for you!

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Friday, December 24, 2010 Pets / Pet Supplies The Meade County Animal Shelter is ALWAYS in need of paper towels, bleach and pine cleaner. Monatary donations will be gladly accepted. Call 422-2064 for more information and adopt a pet today!

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Mobile Home and land, a 16x80 home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central heat and air, all electric, on ½ acre of land. Located off the By-Pass Road on Old Ekron Road near Brandenburg. $54,900. Owner financing available with reasonable down payment. 828-2222

Notice: Transportation to NA and AA meetings will be provided from MACC Ministries for Brandenburg and Irvington. For more information, call Glenn at 270-497-4378.

Big G Express Inc, Opening New Facility in Clarksville Area. We will be hiring 20 OTR drivers to be domiciled out of our facility on Clark Blvd just off I-65. Req. are: 1yr, Good MVR, Must live within 50mi radius of Louisville/Jeffersonville. Call 800-6849140 x2, or see us online at or email

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OPEN DOOR ALATEEN GROUP: Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road. Meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. These meetings are for Al-Anon and Alateen members only. You qualify for membership if your life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. Please come to any Al-Anon or Alateen Opened or Closed meetings! Call 270-422-1050 for more information.

Play Where the Hooter’s Tour plays. Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown, rated the number one public course in Kentucky. Call 502570-9849 for tee times.

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The Meade County Sheriff’s Department is committed to fighting the drug and criminal problem in our community, but we need your help. Please help by reporting any and all suspicious activity in your area. The tip line is totally anonymous, and your identity cannot be revealed. The new tip line is 270-422-HOPE (4673).

Call The Meade County Animal Shelter 270-422-2064 • Adopt Today!

112 Acres in Breckinridge Co. Good deer and turkey hunting. May divide. 1 Acre near Fort Knox. Water, septic, electric. Only $25,800 15 Acres near Irvington. Pasture-woods, septic, electric. OK for single or double wide. 115 Acres near Caneyville. May divide. Good deer & turkey hunting. Open woods, 2 ponds, cabin, barn, running creek. Nice home site. Only $2,000 per acre. Must see to appreciate! 1-2 Acre tracts near Vine Grove. OK for single or double wide homes 47 Acres - Beautiful hunting property with pond, near Yellowbank in Breckinridge Co. 3.5 acres near Brandenburg. Water, septic, electric.

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Hunting ground. 26 acres. $34,000. $1,000 down. All wooded, excellent hunting in Breckinridge County 1-866-865-5263

23 acres near Rough River in Grayson County $1,800 per acre $1,000 down. 1-866-865-5263 Several more tracts of land and homes in many counties throughout Kentucky, Owner Financing for everyone, with No Credit Checks, Open 7 days a week, year round.

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BRANDENBURG AL-ANON: Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road. Meets Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8 p.m. Open to all. Call 270-422-1050 for more information.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place, 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place 1370 Hwy. 79 in Irvington. Meetings are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270-547-0445. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Look Good, Feel better, 3rd Monday of each month. 10:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270706-1493 for more information. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Man to Man Prostate Cancer Education and Support, 2nd Tuesday of each month. 6 p.m. in the 5th floor boardroom at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Call Program Care at 270-706-1493 or Karen at 270-706-1250 for more information. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Support groups typically meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. and the 1st Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Registration is required. Call to register or for more information, call 270-706-5092 or 270-706-5071.

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CDL-A Drivers: ‘Tis the Season for providing all the extras to our drivers! Bonuses, Miles, Equipment. $500 Sign-On for Flatbed. CDL-A, 6mo. OTR. Western Express. 888-801-5295 Drivers- CDL Training- CAREER CENTRAL We Train and EMPLOY you. Company Drivers. Up to 40K First year. New team pay! Up to .48¢/ mile. Class-A CDL Training. Regional Locations! (877)369-7192

Drivers- FOOD TANKER Drivers Needed. OTR Positions available NOW! CDL-A w/ Tanker Req’d. Outstanding pay & benefits! Call a recruiter TODAY! 877-882-6537 Drivers: Short Haul, Long Haul, Regional, Owner Operators!!!!! No force dispatch. Van freight. No touch, Baseplates and fuel cards available. Call anytime 502-797-1344. Experienced Tanker Drivers Needed! Increased pay and home time! *Plenty of Miles *Steady freight. Call Prime Today! 1-800277-0212

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Flatbed Drivers Needed! Home every week! *CSA Ready! *Average Weekly Pay $1,000+ *Paid vacation and holidays. CDL-A with 1 year T/T experience. 1-888-WORK-4-US www. EOE.

Hiring CDL-A Solo Drivers & Teams for OTR! Plenty of Miles + Hometime! Min age 23 w/ 24 mons exp. Apply @ www.summitt. com or 1-866-333-5333

Hornady Transportation. Miles, Money & Hometime! Start up to .42cpm. Sign-On Bonus available. Great Benefits! Great Hometime! OTR Experience Req’d. No felonies. Lease purchase available. 800-441-4271 xKY-100

Trailer Truckin’ As it Should Be! Star Transportation. Home most weekends. Class-A CDL Company drivers. Excellent pay, Rider program. Medical, 401k, Paid holidays & vacation. Owner Operators. Check out the best pkg in the industry. 800-4165912

BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, in 5A at 6 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Individuals who have had surgery, as well as those who are considering having the surgery are welcome. For more information, call Marcia Barnes, R.N. at 270-706-1559.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road, meets nightly at 8 p.m. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, meetings are at 10 a.m. Call 270-422-1050 for more information.

LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Hardin Memorial Hospital Therapy and Sports Medicine Center at 1111 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 270-706-5010 or e-mail Beth Greenwell at


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HOPE & HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. 812-738-7893. SLEEP DISORDERS: AWAKE meeting – Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. A health awareness group for people affected by sleep apnea and/or sleep disorders. Call 812-738-7892 for more information. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: T.O.P.S group meets at Buck Grove Baptist Church every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lena at 270-422-2692.


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The Meade County Animal Shelter is always in need of bleach, pine cleaner, and paper towels. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Adjacent to the Meade County Courthouse and behind the EMS Building


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Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Madrigals hold night of bountiful feast By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard Noble lords and ladies of Meade County’s bountiful land traveled back in time to the sixteenth century for a merry evening of laughter, song and wonderful feasts. Be it now known it was the Meade County High School Madrigals holding its first Madrigal Dinner last Saturday, Dec. 11, at yonder Brandenburg United Methodist Church. With the lights dimmed, stonewalls and flags draped all around — it was easy to feel as if the dinner gathering was actually in the sixteenth century. Since the Madrigals are derived from the Renaissance era, students donned costumes to go along with the theme. To keep with the premise, two students were crowned royalty for the night — your majesty King Ryan Barr and Queen Sara Basham. The fellow Madrigals sat next to the king and queen. The lords and ladies of the night included: Kelsey Adams, Stephanie Whelan, Mallory Brown, Andrew Butler, Andre Dowell, Matthew

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The Madrigals finish out their last performance of the night during the first Madrigal dinner on Dec. 11 at Brandenburg United Methodist Church. The dinner served Renaissance era food and drinks and the proceeds will help fund the Madrigals’ trip in March 2011. Fackler, Chase McIntosh, Michael Miller, Rachel Powers, Ethan Singleton, James Smith, Katie Smith, Brianna Stewart and KaLyn Stewart. The evening was broken off into four portions. Students performed various songs during each segment. In the “Fanfare of the First” processional, the Madrigals sang classic holiday songs such as “Deck the

Halls” and “Good Christian Men, Rejoice.” During the “Fanfare of the Second,” waiters decked in white shirts and black pants served a wassail bowl, which is a hot, mulled punch often associated with Yuletide. It was customary to drink a wassail to the King of the Manor. While the drink was served, the Madrigals performed “Sing Wassail.” The “Fanfare of the Third”

was served with a boar’s head, which was chicken or pork, mashed potatoes, a roll and green beans. The “Fanfare of the Fourth” featured raisin bread with sauce desert. Some of the songs performed during the portion included “Carol of the Bells,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “Cantate Domino,” “All Ye Who Music Love,” “Once More,”

and “Breath of Heaven.” During the final portion of the night the Madrigals performed “The 12 Days of Christmas,” medley, which is a unique mash-up of popular holiday songs. Overall, Choir Director Derek Crafton was extremely happy with the way the dinner was held. “I thought the evening was wonderful,” Crafton said. “I

was happy with the quality we were able to achieve.” Crafton, Assistant Choir Director Courtney Richardson, the students and the Chorus Active Parents (CAP) planned the whole night down to every last detail of the flags. “It was a collaborative effort,” he added. All the proceeds from the night will help fund the Madrigals trip in March 2011.

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didn’t get it at first.” According to Weyler, this is the 13th year MAC has awarded the grant and it is aimed for teachers who try to think outside the box. “A while back, McDonalds decided they wanted to do a program that would give extra money to teachers to do hands-on activities,” she said. “We try to give out as many (grants) as we can.” The criteria to qualify for the grant includes: Does the idea garner the interest of the students? Does it give them a better understanding? Is it an engaging activity? How long will it go for? How strong will the impact be? Lewis said she will use the money to fund a SPARK Learning system, which is designed to help

teachers transform their science and lab classrooms into a 21st century learning environment. The system features a portable touch screen and powerful measurement probes that will deliver in-depth and user-friendly data to students, according to a press release. In essence, the new software would transform Lewis’s lab into a “smart classroom.” “I think the kids will love it,” she said. As for the large check she received, Lewis knows exactly where she wants to hang it — after she deposits the money of course. “We will probably hang the check up in the science lab,” she wsaid. “Up high, where the kids can’t touch it.”

Stuart Pepper Middle School teacher receives $500 grant

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Holly Weyler (left) poses with Amy Lewis in the Stuart Pepper Middle School cafeteria. Weyler awarded Lewis, a seventh grade science teacher, a $500 check from the organization “Make Activities Count.” Lewis said she will use the money to help fund a Spark Learning System to enhance her classroom.

When Stuart Pepper Middle School seventh grade science teacher Amy Lewis was called down to the cafeteria last Friday, Dec. 10, she didn’t know what to expect. Once she entered the cafeteria Principal Chad Butler was waiting for her, along with Holly Weyler, a representative from the organization “Make Activities Count” (MAC). What Lewis didn’t realize was Weyler held a check for $500 donning her name. Lewis was the recipient of the 2010 MAC Grant from McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. “It feels great,” Lewis said. “I was completely surprised … I thought I

Band performs to proud family, friends during their first concert By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard The Stuart Pepper Middle School seventh grade band showcased how much they’ve learned in a short amount of time Tuesday, Dec. 15, in front of a crowd full of proud and eager parents, family members and friends. People packed into Meade County High School auditorium, with almost every seat full. Outside the auditorium, the Band Boosters set up a booth to spread the good harmony of the middle school band and ask for donations. Band Director Chris McGehee lead the seventh grade band and spoke about how proud he is of his students and how much they have progressed since the beginning of the school year.

He added that this is the best beginner band he has ever worked with and that they may have rough days, but in the end they know how to work together. The band was seated according to which instrument the students performed with. The seventh graders played about eight songs. Some of the songs the students performed included “Jingle Bells,” and “Jolly Ole St. Nicholas.” After the seventh grade band performed, the eighth grade band took the stage. This performance was lead by Assistant Band Director Matthew Williams. The eigth graders have a little more experience under their belt, as they have been playing instruments since last year.

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Seventh grade students focus on their performance during their first concert Tuesday, Dec. 15. The seventh graders had only been practicing for a few months prior to the concert Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

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Saint John’s youth spread joy during production

Wendy Dawn Wilson, 35, of Ekron, daughter of Barbara Ann Warnell and Michael Conrad Allrutz, to Donald William Devers, 27, of Ekron, son of Geraldine Keeling and Dennis Keith Devers. Rhonda Louise McConaha, 32, of Radcliff, daughter of Roxanna Mae Hickerson and William Joseph McConaha, to Raymond Edward Gray, Jr., 31, of Radcliff, son of Diane Wells and Raymond Edward Gray, Sr. Mary Helen Geary, 64, of Radcliff, daughter of Elsie Mae West, to Wilbur Darrell Beasley, 75, of Battletown, son of Rose Evelyn Wester and Van Thomas Beasley. Zella Marie Kirby, 31, of Leitchfield, Ky., daughter of Julie Ann King and Timothy Arthur Meador, to Clayton Everett Dowell, 39, of Guston, Ky., son of Ann Marie Tomes and John Lynn Dowell.


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Saint John’s youth choir performs songs for family and friends while waiting eagerly for Santa Claus to appear during Monday’s program held at the church.

December 24: Catherine Padgett, Emma Wilson December 25: Regina Showalter, Bridget Embrey, Samantha Yessilth December 26: Kayla Cummings, Amy Swink, Chelsi Ashbaugh, Stephanie Hicks, Andy Bennett, Robin Corbett December 27: Bobby Waters, Doug Totten December 28: Robert Wilkins Sr., Caprecia Baker, James Lucas, Marty Smith, Camden Vessels December 29: Jeff Hardesty; Mackenzie Perna, Angie Fackler, Bobbie Jo Dowell, Summer Brown, Keith Brown December 30: Chris R. Morton, Josh French, Michael Dunn, Gale DeLano, Elijah Johnson

Muldraugh children celebrate the holidays

From our Fa mily to Y ours, The News Standard/Jennifer Corbett

Muldraugh Elementary students sing about gingerbread men during their Christmas program Dec. 10. The youngters displayed their holiday spirit by singing traditional and classic tunes. By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard With Christmas break approaching, Muldraugh Elementary students, teachers and faculty took a break from their studies and daily school routine to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Joy and happiness was lit on everyone’s faces as they watched their students perform classic and traditional holiday songs, as well as some unique ones with a bit of humor Friday, Dec. 10, in the school’s gym. The

students performed early in the morning at 10 a.m. and later in the afternoon around 6 p.m. Parents and loved ones eagerly watched and snapped pictures of their loved ones and showed just how proud they were of them by running up to them afterwards and giving them a huge hug. One of the humorous songs from the program recommended people to watch out for a bellyache if they were to eat a poinsettia. Another song was about eating gingerbread men during the

holiday season. The entire performance was lead by Music Teacher Dawn B. McFarland, who was on hand to lead the youngsters every step of the way with a smile on her face. Many students got to exhibit their artistic skills by displaying some of their colorful artwork during the hour-long program. After the program, Principal William T. Parker expressed to everyone how proud he was of his students and staff. “What really impresses me is the program they put together,” he said.

Kentucky Roads Scholars honored at graduation ceremonies across the state TOP LEFT: Jerry L. Shacklett, right, KDOH District 4 receives his Roads Scholar presented by Steve Waddle, State Highway Engineer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. BOTTOM LEFT: Lawrence D. Cleaver, right, KDOH District 4 receives his Roads Scholar presented by Steve Waddle, State Highway Engineer of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

LEXINGTON — The Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center is proud to announce that 136 Roads Scholars and 114 Road Masters have completed the 2010 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Series. To honor their outstanding efforts and commitment to quality roads in Kentucky, graduates were honored November 5 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, Ky; and November 15 at the Four Points Sheraton in Lexington, Ky. The following recipient, who consented to this

announcement, joins the 1,977 Roads Scholars and 1,395 Road Masters who have already completed the program. Honored in Lexington was Jerry L. Shacklett, KDOH District 4 as a Roads Scholar; and Lawrence D. Cleaver, KDOH District 4 - Meade Co. as a Roads Scholar. Also pictured, and presenting the awards, was Steve Waddle, State Highway Engineer, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The Roads Scholar/ Road Master Training Program consists of nine and seven full-day courses, respectively. The combined programs total 96 training hours and serves individuals from lo-


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