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Local man achieves diploma in education years later, A7

State police begin citing for texting while driving, A9

Long, cold winter months can play havoc on livestock in Kentucky, A12


The News Standard Meade County's Award-Winning Paper for the People Meade County, Kentucky

Friday, 2011 Friday,January February7,26, 2010

Volume 5, No. 14

Inauguration begins new era for county government By Brian Graves The News Standard


Meade County Judge/Executive Gerry Lynn takes the oath of office administered by Circuit Judge Robert Miller.

HIGHLIGHT Saturday, January 8 HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The event will feature all types of health screenings. Call 270-3514079 for more info.


The elected officials of Meade County took their oaths of office last Thursday in a ceremony held at Meade County High School Auditorium. Their oath taking insured there would be no window without an operational government when their terms officially began Sunday at midnight. It was a different ceremony than in years past with the pomp and circumstance

of democracy in place. The taking of oaths had usually been done at the Meade County Courthouse, but the new venue allowed for more spectators and more color for the special occasion. An estimated 200 persons watched as Cub Scout Troop 150 marched in with the colors of the country, the state and the county and led in the Pledge of Allegiance to begin what was themed as “Unity and Progress.” Along with county officials, members of Fiscal

Court, constables, and city mayors and councils were also sworn into their offices for the new term. “We thank you for them and their willingness to serve,” Rev. Tony Yates said in his invocation. “We thank you for the freedom we have as Americans to go to the polls to elect without fear of repercussion.” Circuit Judges Robert Miller and Bruce Butler administered the oaths to all county officials: “Do you solemnly swear you will support the constitution of

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•Miss C’s packs lunch with a punch, A11 •Top 10 hunting and fishing stories of 2010, B4 •Ekron kids have dinner with the troops, B11

ABOVE: Personal trainer Brittany Barr focuses on perfect form for better results during a recent workout. LEFT: Barr’s clients work with dumbbells to increase their muscle tone.

The Muldraugh Police Chief spot left vacant by John Stinebruner’s dismissal last week has been temporarily filled, according to Muldraugh Mayor Danny Tate. Patrol Sergeant Scottie Bennett was selected last Wednesday out of three potential interim chief candidates currently serving with the Muldraugh Police Department. “He’s the only one that has any

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She will shout at you. She will hurt you. But you will like it. Don’t be mislead, Brittany Barr isn’t rude or uncivilized. She’s just doing her job. As a personal trainer, it’s necessary for her to inspire while making others perspire. But, she chooses to keep things jovial to make the experience a bit more pleasant. “I try to make it fun. I try not to be all serious,” Barr said. “We have fun. If you

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Muldraugh selects interim chief of police

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Local ‘Scrooge’ mom in more legal trouble

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The saga of a mother who allegedly took advantage of her children’s charity gifts has gotten more complicated for her. Amanda Beard Amanda Beard, 28, of Brandenburg, made press coverage

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the United States, the constitution of this commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the commonwealth of Kentucky so long as you continue as a citizen thereof, and that you will faithfully execute to the best of your ability the office according to laws, and do you solemnly swear that since the adoption of the present constitution, being a citizen of this state, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this state nor out of

Recent weather puts dent in road salt inventory By Casey Tolliver The News Standard Children are always dreadful when they see local road crews scraping their hopes of a day off from school from roadways on snow days. The Meade County Road Department is en-

listing the help of the juice of another common kid foe to help combat slick roadways during inclement winter weather. “We do use some beet juice,” Meade County Road Department See SALT, Page A2

A Meade Co. Road Dept. employee gets a load of salt to prepare for wintery weather. STOCK PHOTO

Wardrip let go from planning commission By Brian Graves The News Standard

The Meade County Planning Commission was informed it had lost one of its members by executive action during its December session. In a rare move, then-County Judge/ Executive Harry Craycroft informed the commission by letter he was removing Reece Wardrip from his position as a member of the board. Craycroft’s letter cited Wardrip’s See DISMISS, Page A2


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attendance record of less than 50 percent during the past year. It also said the absences were “likely due to the requirements of his employment and other personal commitments.” Craycroft told The News Standard nothing negative about Wardrip should be read into his recommendation for removal. “He’s a fine man,” Craycroft said. “His work just simply didn’t leave him the time to be a viable member. A man has to make a living. I’ve talked to him and he agrees.” The move will leave a vacancy for Judge/Executive Gerry Lynn to fill. In their business session, commission members voted unanimously to recommend approval for rezoning a lot located on Willetts Bottom Road. The application from Sandra J. Witheral stated she

Salt From page A1 Supervisor Mark Popham said. “It lowers the thawing temperature. It (a roadway) will thaw at a lower temperature with beet juice.” Road crews mix a certain amount of the juice with salt before spreading it on the roadway. The beet juice method was first used on a trial basis last year and is being employed again this year to further test its effectiveness in thawing frozen roadways. “The beet juice — we’re just using it on a trial basis to see how much it helps,” Popham said. “Last year, it seemed to save us quite a bit of salt on the routes we used it on. But the cost of treating it was so high, it didn’t help on the budget.” Many Kentucky counties are suffering from diminished salt reserves due to a boisterous December.

wanted to be able to divide the property into two lots for the purpose of establishing a residence for her son so he could be of assistance to her. Witheral would not have been allowed to divide her property because she is currently within an A-1 zone. That zone does not permit lot sizes under five acres and the property in question contains 9.5 acres preventing a division of regulation size. In testimony to the commission, Witheral said she would continue to live on the lot and the qualified manufactured home to be placed there would not be offered for sale and would not be made part of the real estate. The proposed change from A-1 to A-2 brought about a long public hearing last month where four opponents expressed their reasons for not wanting the change and two proponents, including the applicant, ex-

pressing views on the other side. The planning director’s staff report said the request was not for a use “inconsistent with the permitted uses in the surrounding zoning districts.” Opponents at the time cited their fears the land could be rezoned in the future, people coming into the area would not being respectful of current residents, and the possible impact on agricultural use. Commissioner Wesley Wright said the change was a difficult one for him to consider. “There are some smaller tracts out there,” Wright said. “It’s scatteredly zoned. There are much larger tracts out there as well.” “It’s not like we’re changing something completely out of character here,” Commissioner Paul Cibloski said. The vote sends the recommendation to Fiscal Court for their approval or

However, Meade County has escaped those ranks, despite county road crews having used more salt at this point of the winter weather season than they have in years past. “We’ve already used more salt this year than we normally do in a full year. It was quite an unusual December,” Popham said. “We’ve used quite a bit already for so early in the season, but we’ve still got quite a bit on hand. I can order more when I need to, before we are in danger of running low. (The weather) is depleting our surplus, but we’re OK.” The road department has more than 100 tons of salt left in their reserve pile. One hundred more tons may be ordered if needed, according to Popham. Cargill De-icing Technologies supplies the county with road salt. Chains and snow plows on county vehicles must be kept in good shape and repaired often.

Preparing county vehicles and equipment is a major task for the road department during inclement winter weather and can often require more effort than actually clearing and treating the roads “Clearing roads is a major operation,” Popham said. “It’s a lot more time consuming than it looks. For every one day we spend plowing roads, we’ll spend one to two days in preparation or repairing.” Meade County has nearly 450 roads and streets totaling approximately 300 miles worth of roadway that is scraped and treated by the road department, which is not responsible for scraping and treating state highways in the county, such as Highways 144 and 1600. “All those little short streets and side roads take up a lot of time,” Popham said. “When people leave their cars on the street so they won’t get stuck in their driveway, that means we can’t clean the street.”

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disapproval. Two unidentified opponents wanted to address the commission, but Chairman Mark Gaverich said it would be out of order for the commission to take any more testimony. “We really looked at this hard,” Gaverich told them. “But, we couldn’t find anything in zoning laws that would deny this lady the opportunity to do what she’s doing.” Commissioners were not quite as unanimous when discussing a staff-initiated zone change for properties now occupied by Trading Post Mobile Home Sales and Granny’s Treasure Chest adjacent to Finley Heights on Highway 60 from R-1 (residential) to B-2 (highway business). County Planning Director Tony Coletta said the businesses were there “well before there was any zoning in Meade County.” “The owner of Granny’s came in to ask about sub-

mitting a development plan to put an additional business on that property which would be permitted in a business district,” Coletta said. “When we checked the zoning, we found this property was actually zoned R-1 residential and the businesses are now existing under non-conforming use.” The businesses can remain, but would not be allowed to expand unless the zoning is changed. Coletta said the comprehensive plan states business is supposed to be encouraged along Highway 60 and the immediate vicinity of the 313 interchange. “There was enough question in my mind that it was a miszoning and overlooked,” Coletta said. “We catch things as they come up. It appears this was an oversight on initial zoning.” He said the commission, in the past, when dealing with problems such as this has taken the action to re-

zone the property to make the necessary correction “so there was no financial burden on the property owners.” Wright said he had problems with the commission being the one to initiate the zoning change. “I think there is an advantage to having the property owner as the applicant,” Wright said. “You can cross examine, ask questions and be more familiar with the property. We can’t ask questions of the applicant because we are the applicant.” Coletta said there would be the standard public hearing where the property owners would be present and represented. “(State law) specifically authorizes the planning commission and the Fiscal Court to direct initiation of a rezoning action where it is deemed to be an appropriate action,” Coletta said. The commission approved the action 4-1 with Wright voting no.

Expo gives health issues a fun twist

By Brian Graves The News Standard

The City of Radcliff believes it can be fun to be healthy. And, to prove it, they are throwing their third Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Colvin Community Center. “It’s tough to pull people in when you’re doing health things,” Radcliff Recreation Manager Lori Jury said. “But, we want to offer the community all the free programs we can provide and this provides a lot of very useful information with some fun thrown in.” Jury said the event, which will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. that day, will provide various forms of health screenings, information, demonstrations and giveaways. “There will be free blood

Lori Jury pressure screenings, body fat analysis, and foot pressure point analysis,” Jury said. She added the North Hardin Lions Club will provide free vision screenings and, for the first time, will be able to provide eye screenings for infants. “They have just gotten their own equipment for that kind of testing,”

Jury said. Along with the testing, there will be many nonprofit groups with information on subjects such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Information booths will also host details and consultants on Medicare and drug plans. “We have had people tell us they were glad a relative came to this and found out something important enough to look further into,” Jury said. The Expo will also be the staging site for an American Red Cross blood drive. “They told us there was an urgent need for blood donations in this area,” Jury said. “It is a simple and quick process and there shouldn’t be any real wait period to give a donation.” See EXPO, Page A7

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Jennifer G. Addison Lyons, 32, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. She was a member of Ekron Baptist Church, a member of the Kentucky Girls Barrel Racing Association, a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Treasurer of the Meade County Saddle Club, Coordinator of the Meade County Saddle Club Annual MARC Benefit Horse Show, former Troop Leader of Girl Scouts of America, former leader in the Horse Division of the Meade County 4-H Club and a member of the Brandenburg Moose Family Center. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ralph Cunningham. She is survived by her husband, Jeremy C. Lyons; three daughters, Bradee Lynn Addison, Mekenzee Mae Dawson and Abbeegale Kay Lyons; mother, Debbie Addison of Wolf Creek, Ky.; grandmother, Estelle Cunningham of Wolf Creek, Ky.; brother, Jeremy Addison, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins and two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the chapel of the Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Burial followed in Parr-Frans Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Mrs. Julia Evadeen Kesterson, 86, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was born June 25, 1924, the daughter of Arthur Christian and Floy Rhea Brantley Boettger. Mrs. Kesterson was preceded in death by her husband, James H. and son, James Keith. She is survived by two children, Noma Jean Yates of Guston, Ky., and Deniel Kesterson of Brandenburg, Ky.; two grandsons, Thomas J. (Bo) Yates, Jr., of Rineyville, Ky., and F. James (Kimberly) Yates of Bremen, Ky.; and three great-grandchildren, Carson Rhea, Cy Thomas, and Frannie Yates. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home with burial in Haynes Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Sharon Yonker Barksdale, 54, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Springhurst Health and Rehabilitation in Louisville, Ky. Her father, Walter Yonker, preceded her in death. She is survived by husband, Scott Barksdale of Brandenburg, Ky.; mother, Barbara Yonker of Brandenburg, Ky.; daughter, Erica (Ben) Shields of Colonial Heights, Va.; stepson, Travis (Katie) Barksdale of Cullman, Ala.; sisters, Ellen Armstrong of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Lauren (Vincent) Kuo of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Stephen (Ann) Yonker of Kansas City, Mo., and three grandchildren. Cremation was chosen by the family. A private family service was held. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Meade County Pets in Need Society or to Hosparus of Louisville. Online condolences may be made at

Harry Edward Conner Mr. Harry Edward Conner, 66, of Guston, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Norton Hospital, Brownsboro Road in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Conner was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Brandenburg and of the Coast Guard/ NOAA. He also served as an electrician in the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Conner was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Oscar and Shirley Mae Schaeffer Conner. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Lynn Conner of Guston, Ky.; seven children, Douglas Edward Conner of California, Debra Lynn Conner of Vine Grove, Ky., Daniel Aaron Conner of Lakeville, Minn., Dawn Marie Conner Mathis of Louisville, Ky., Deirdre Janette of Grizzell, Fla., Darren Langley Conner of Virginia Beach, Va., Derek John Conner of Maryland; sister, Penny Sue Sinclair of Michigan; brother, James Francis Conner of Las Vegas, Nevada; 28 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Brandenburg, Ky., with Bishop Carlton Hylander officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at

Debra Kay Brinkley Felix Debra Kay Brinkley Felix, 53, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at her home. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and was retired from AAFES after 29 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice Brinkley Overton; her father, Ottis Brinkley; two nieces, Amanda Wolan, Rachel Brinkley; a nephew, Justin Brinkley; and her father and mother-in-law Lorenzo and Patricia Felix. She is survived by husband, Michael Felix of Radcliff, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law Stacy Littleton Watson and Tony Watson of Radcliff, Ky.; two sons, Michael Felix, Jr., and his wife Leeann Felix of St. Charles, Ill., and Joey Felix of Plainfield, Ill.; her step father, James Overton of Pickering, La.; three brothers, Billy and his wife, Naomi Brinkley of Leesville, La., Roger and his wife, Linda Brinkley of Pickering, La., and Rickey and his wife, Jamie Brinkley of Georgetown, Ky.; four grandchildren, Michael Watson, Alexes Watson, William Watson and Brooke Felix; her brothers and sisters in heart, Don and Judy Mann, Virginia Cowans, Ron and Barbara Munro, Chris and Robert Maggi , Jesse and Robinn Felix; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. A prayer service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Rev. Dennis L. Cousens officiating. The funeral service will be held at a later date at Hixon Funeral Home in Leesville, La. Condolences may be expressed online at

Pamela A. Brown Pamela A. Brown, 45, of Radcliff, Ky., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. She was a member of the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors and Central Kentucky Gaited Horse Association. She enjoyed fishing, horseback riding and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Roy Ulch. She is survived by her husband, Jason Brown of Radcliff, Ky.; two daughters, Jennifer Swenson and Kathryn Swenson both of Radcliff, Ky.; her mother, Carol Ann Ulch of Muskegon, Mich.; six sisters, Vickie Snyder of Mountain Home, Ariz., Darlene Boyce of Coleman, Mich., Charlene Gerlock of Colorado Springs, Colo., Donna Sysak of Abbeville, La., Nancy Sweet of Coleman, Mich., Angel Lynch of Rosebush, Mich.; a brother, Daniel Roy Ulch of Romulus, Mich., and a grandson, Jeremiah Baker. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. Burial followed in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to CKGHA, 4936 Louisville Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004. Condolences may be expressed online at

Lenn Lee Nelson Lenn Lee Nelson, 82, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at his home. Mr. Nelson is a native and lifelong resident of Vine Grove, Ky. He was a dairy farmer and at one time was a forest ranger. He has contributed much to Vine Grove and Hardin County. Lenn Lee was a member of Hardin Fiscal Court, Hardin County School Board and the Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was a member of many other boards in the community and served as president of many of them. He has received numerous awards and honors for his distinguished service. Mr. Nelson was very active in his church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mary Ruth Nelson; and his brother, Johnny Nelson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Hazel Thompson Nelson; two daughters, Diana Nelson of Radcliff, Ky., and Janice Nelson of Vine Grove, Ky.; two sons and their wives, Doug and Lisa Nelson and Byron and Mary Nelson all of Vine Grove, Ky.; four brothers, Carroll Nelson of Radcliff, Ky., Donald Nelson of Lebanon, Ky., Charles Nelson of Louisville, Ky. and Forrest Nelson of White Mills, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Vine Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Kiser and Rev. Johnny Craig officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Vine Grove United Methodist Church Bldg. Fund, 306 High Street, Vine Grove, KY 40175. Condolences may be expressed online at

Kenneth Eugene “Kenny” Pike Kenneth Eugene “Kenny” Pike, 68, of Rineyville, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Rineyville, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilary Lambert and Theresa Marie Pike; and a brother, Stevie Pike. He is survived by three brothers and their wives, Fred and Carmel Pike and Bobby and Gail Pike all of Rineyville, Ky., and Dr. Sam and Joy Pike of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two sisters and their husbands, Deborah and Ronnie Foushee of Guston, Ky., and Denise and Bob Burden of Louisville, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Mimi Pike of Rineyville, Ky.; and 19 nieces and nephews. The mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. Daniel L. Lincoln officiating. Burial followed in the St. Brigid Cemetery in Vine Grove, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to WHAS Crusade for Children, 520 W Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Condolences may be expressed online at

Louella Barnes-Nichols Louella Barnes-Nichols, 48, of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommie and Maryalice Barnes. She is survived by her husband, James R. Nichols, Jr.; two daughters, Yeshira Barnes of Louisville, Ky., and Carry Lee Nichols of Germany; a sister, Bernastein Cook of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and a brother, Tommie Barnes of Colorado. Funeral services were held at noon Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. John Marshall officiating. Burial followed in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky. Condolences may be expressed online at

Harold Ray Wager Sr. Harold Ray Wager Sr., 77 of Radcliff, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. Major Wager retired from the U. S. Army. He was past president of the Radcliff Lions Club, life member and President of MOAA and lifetime member of American Legion Post No. 1 in Paris, France. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn L Wager. He is survived by his wife, Altha Wager; a son, Harold R. Wager, Jr. of Radcliff, Ky.; a sister, Donna Wager Doom of Springfield, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Airel K. Wager and Evan M. Wager of Harrisburg, Ill. A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. Burial will be at a later date in Tennessee.

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Sherry Lynn (Cooper) Bartley, 55, died Dec. 28, 2010. She was a registered nurse with Southwest Hospital, a member of the American Miniature Horse Assoc., and Ormsby Heights Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mom, mamaw and daughter and best friend. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry M. Cooper. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Paul; children, Scott (Leesa), Jeff, Michael (Nicki), Jeramy (Amanda), and Jason; 13 grandchildren; mother, Martha Shirley Cooper; sister, Brenda Ballard (Bernie); brothers, Mike (Pam) and Mark (Kim); a very special uncle, Joe Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 1, 2011, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway. Burial followed in Buck Grove Church Cemetery in Brandenburg, Ky.


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Celebrate every new day...not just new year Jennifer Corbett Corbett’s Corner

Last weekend marked the beginning of a brand spanking new year which includes new hopes, new dreams and possibly a new you. However, just because the calendar changed doesn’t mean I need to start being a better person — get in shape and all that jazz. Nonetheless, I still think of New Year’s resolutions each year. They don’t really change that often: don’t take life for granted, live life to the fullest and try to lose some excess baggage I’ve gained over the years. But, what I’ve come to realize is these goals often get thrown under the rug. The reality of our busy schedules often times stand in the way of these hopes and aspirations. I’m very guilty of this. What needs to be done, though, is set goals for ourselves each and every day by living life to the fullest, not just at the beginning of each year. For me, it’s a slow process of regaining the athletic tone I once had in high school. But, fast forward five years

and I’m your average couch potato who watches TV sitcoms almost every night of the week. It isn’t easy for me to get off my lazy rear and exercise. Lately, I have been working out and I’m feeling the effects of it. However, I’m not using January 1 as an excuse to start a new me. I need to be my own coach and push myself to get in shape. So, I knew now is the time to do it, so I’m starting. The holidays are a time to divulge into a few sweets — or 12 — but, once January 1 comes, many people are going to try to shed those excess pounds. I’m not using the new year as an excuse to get in shape. In a way, people should make resolutions each day to be a better person and to be healthier. For me, it hasn’t been the easiest of roads. Working out used to be fairly easy for me. Volleyball used to be my life in high school. I don’t have my former volleyball coaches constantly yelling at me to run, run, and run, but I’m still trying to push myself to finish my workouts. Lately I’ve seen so many Web sites and media outlets

bombard their readers with tips and ideas to be a better person and lose some pounds in the new year. But, I don’t care that it’s a new year. It still feels the same as yesterday. Recently, I was listening to John Pinette’s comedy CD. During one of his monologues, he was talking about being overweight and how he was trying to get into shape. He struggled to run 45 minutes on a treadmill. He joked that the entire time he was running, his motivation was “Raviolis and a nap! Raviolis and a nap!” As humorous as it may be, he didn’t mention that it was his new years’ resolution to create a new version of himself. He knew he needed to be healthier, so he began his process right away. On Facebook, I’ve seen some of my comrades also set some heartfelt resolutions, but some of them should honestly work on being a better person and not use the new year as an excuse. In reality, I know their goals will fade just as they always do and some will fall back into their partying ways. For me, what will be most difficult is getting through my lethargic personality that takes over at the end of each

workday. There is always a “battle” of who gets my attention — and it should be pretty obvious who wins. Right after I walk through the door at my apartment, I sit down in front of the tube and watch my favorite shows. Most of the time, it’s easier and comfortable for me to just sit down on my couch and watch my TV. I sometimes forget that the world isn’t going to end if I miss “Modern Family” or “The Big Bang Theory.” As “The Big Bang Theory,” protagonist Sheldon Cooper said, “We don’t need strength, we’re physicists. We are the intellectual descendants of Archimedes. Give me a lever and a fulcrum and I could lift the earth.” Cooper brings a humorous aspect to gloomy people whose un-altruistic personality stands in the way of being a good person. In the end, don’t use 2011 as an excuse to try to get your life on track. Use each day to the fullest — kind of like every day is new years. And maybe, just maybe, people wouldn’t be so hard on themselves for not sticking to their guns. So go ahead, eat a cookie or 12 — you can cry about them when you’re running it off in the gym.

ObamaCare uses regulation over democracy Rich Lowry National Review

The text of ObamaCare is dry and legalistic, except when it summons the majesty of the King James Bible to intone imperiously, “the secretary shall ...” The secretary in question is the secretary of health and human services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, who “shall” and “may” do all manner of things to complete the great unfinished canvas that is ObamaCare. In the discretion she’s granted to remake American health care, she rivals Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey as the most powerful woman in America. The New York Times reported the other week that HHS has created a version of the “death panels,” in Sarah Palin’s famous coin-

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public information: It might crimp the work of Kathleen Sebelius. Philip Klein of The American Spectator counted 700 references in ObamaCare to the secretary “shall,” 200 to the secretary “may” and 139 to the secretary “determines.” Last month, HHS announced that premium increases over 10 percent next year are “unreasonable.” It earlier had warned insurers it would have “zero tolerance” for “unjustified rates increases.” Why? Because Sebelius says so. The Obama administration has issued more than 100 waivers from provisions of ObamaCare, a sweeping round of exceptions. Why? Because Sebelius says so. The regulatory state isn’t anything new, but the Obama administration is broadening and deepening it as a matter of philosophy and exigency. The administration has progressivism’s


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age, that were stripped out of the law after an uproar in 2009. Why did we bother having that fight, with all its fiery accusations, if Kathleen Sebelius and her underlings could simply act at their discretion? Our civics textbooks tell us we have a system of representative government, accountable to the people, to adjudicate just such intensely contested questions. The textbooks are wrong — they fail to account for the Rule of Sebelius. Her HHS decided Medicare will cover end-oflife consultations as part of ObamaCare’s annual “wellness visits.” Sebelius not only gets to make this call, she gets to don the Dick Cheney Shroud of Secrecy to do it. As The New York Times notes: “Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor.” Ah, yes, the danger of

taste for rule by self-appointed experts, and now it has little choice but to work around a Republican-held House of Representatives to pursue its goals. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to move to limit greenhouse emissions from power plants and oil refineries in response to Congress’ resistance to passing a cap-and-trade law. As President Barack Obama put it, there’s more than one way “of skinning the cat.” He might have elaborated: There’s the democratic way, and the administrative way. The EPA’s move is more audacious than anything yet attempted by Sebelius; it’s as if Congress had declined to pass ObamaCare, and Sebelius had gone ahead and begun implementing it anyway. From “we the people ...” to “the secretary may ...” is a triumph of bureaucracy over republicanism.

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There is now, for the most part, a new governmental leadership in place for Meade County and the new year promises to be an interesting one for them. The hard work now truly begins and the campaign commitments run head on into the reality of the challenges faced. And, the outcome of the collision may not be to everyone’s satisfaction. There should be no envy of those who now sit in office. Yes, they asked to be there and are now granted their opportunity. But, the view from “the other side of the table” rarely squares with what it is like when you finally have the opportunity to sit at the table. This is not to suggest those pledges were not made with the absolute, resolute determination to stick to them and make them happen. Unfortunately, the future is a total unknown and can change one’s course in an instant. As this area is painfully familiar, one major natural disaster can turn the best laid plans upside down within a matter of minutes. So it is with the act of governing. There are fundamental needs of the towns and county that must be taken care of in the most economically sound way possible. A focus on the local economy is a major work item for the new government. Despite efforts in the background, BRAC has not seen the influx of new business that may have been overly anticipated. The infrastructure benefits from BRAC notwithstanding, there still needs to be a major, active, concerted, focused and energetic push to bring new business and industry to Meade County. Between BRAC and Highway 313, it is difficult to believe major companies would shy away from bringing their wares and services to Meade County. Although 313 is not yet completed, the announcements of such new businesses coming here would show the new leadership is working and pushing the buttons to make this happen and improve the economic picture for the county. It is time for a full, up and down review of the appointed industrial bodies that oversee some of these missions. We hope those that appoint these members take a hard look at these boards and make what might be tough decisions to make their efforts more effective. But, the responsibilities really lie with the elected bodies of city and county government. That is part of their job. The opportunities are there. They have said they will pursue them. Many of these types of negotiations must be kept close to the chest. But if sincere efforts are being made, there will be tangible evidence of movement — large or small. And speaking of appointed boards, we urge all the independent taxation boards to make every effort to control the tax rates set this year. One board in particular, the Library Board, has suffered the slings and arrows and ire of many taxpayers in Meade County. As this newspaper has reported, the library boards of the surrounding counties have all significantly raised their rates over the past few years. But, the truth is Meade County’s library tax rate has been the one most responsible for any increases here while the others have held rates steady. Much of the wrath has come because of the building of the new library — called the “Taj Mahal” by some. This newspaper has lauded the services of the Meade County Public Library and applauded the services it offers to the community. A 100-year-old building was not adequate for its purpose and the financial market was right for a new building that would have cost much more in different economic times. And, it is being financed mainly with “Build America Bonds” which will cheapen the costs even further. However, perception is reality as they say and for this board to keep raising its tax rate will cause even more irritation with taxpayers. We urge the Library Board in particular to make every effort to hold the line the next time around. Many of the new officials signed a pledge not to raise taxes. Noble idea, but again not one for which anyone should hold their breath. It’s a funny thing that taxpayers want all the services, but never want to pay for them. Anyone who has been to the grocery store, paid your insurance, or put gas in their car knows the price of living keeps going up. The same can be said for municipal and county services. This is not an excuse or endorsement for higher taxes, but a realistic view of what our officials look at when creating a budget. Local cities and the Fiscal Court have done better than most as of late holding tax rates down. But, even with the most persistent cutting of budgetary items, there may be a time when providing what the citizens either need, want, or expect, will require some very hard decisions. We hope the pledges, promises and commitments of the last campaign can be kept. We hope we see more diligence and hard work than ever before from those who have been placed in office. Nothing less is expected of them. They are also expected to make decisions that will be difficult to take for some and potentially anger others. As long as our officials are transparent and honest — sometimes painfully so — with the taxpayers about the decisions being made, there will be a faith in local government. It might be a case of if nobody’s happy, everyone’s happy. Meade Countians are strong enough to handle the truth and will find a way to persevere through the bad times and not take good times for granted.

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Richard F. Branson and Beth D. Branson, by Richard F. Branson as attorney-in-fact for and behalf of Beth D. Branson, to James A. Carr and Debbie A. Carr, lot 4 of Doe Valley Subdivision in Doe Valley Greens Section, deed tax $137.50. OB Properties, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through John O’Bryan, to Matthew D. Pike and Timothy N. Tucker, lot 12 of Circle K Estates, deed tax $40. Jeff Nott and Joyce Nott, to Adam Papp and Heather Papp, 762 Tom Brown Rd in Vine Grove, deed tax $168. Timothy A. Kessinger and Janice Kessinger, Thomas L. Kessinger, Sr., and Celia A. Kessinger, to Timothy A. Kessinger and Janice Kessinger, and Thomas L. Kessinger, Sr., and Celia A. Kessinger, lots 2-26 of Lakeview Estates, deed tax $325. Joshua A. Smallwood and Tara B. Smallwood, to John M. Gillespie and Salli B. Gillespie, lot 28 of Forest Ridge Estates Section II, consisting of 1.475 acres, deed tax $160. The Nathan D. Martin, Sr., Revocable Living Trust, dated Jan. 17, 07, to Nathan D. Martin, tract 14 of Redmon Farm Subdivision. Nathan D. Martin, Sr., to Kristen V. Ward, tract 14 of Redmon Farm Division, deed tax $111. The estate of Juanita Mattingly, fka Juanita Schmitt, by and through David Howard Stull, executor, to John Turpin and Cathy Turpin, property located in Meade County, deed tax $103. John S. Ohanian and Gail Ohanian, aka Gail P. Ohanian, to Gail P. Ohanian Revocable Living Trust, trustee Gail P. Ohanian, tracts 4-7 of Belgian Estates. The Phyllis M. Hebner Living Trust, to Amanda Diane Brown and Nathan Thomas Brown, 25.0743 acres of land located on Hargan Road in Vine Grove. Robert W. Buchheit and Bette D. Buchheit, to Gary L. Morgan and Matha Nell Head-Morgan, lot 2a, consisting of 1.385 acres of Millstead Subdivision, deed tax $32. Robert D. Cornett and Marcia Keagy Cornett, aka Marcia L. Cornett, to Thomas L. Hager, lot 30 of Cherrywood Subdivision, deed tax $114.50. Jimmy Dunn and Kimberly Dunn, to Ricki L. Hall and Evelyn F. Hall, lot 40A of Skees Farm Division, deed tax $283. Trading Post Homes of Meade County, LLC, to Shannon R. Johnson, lot 9 of the Red Hawk Subdivision, deed tax $136. Rosalie Ashcraft Tebbets and Paul Tebbets, to Nancy Jean Walls, property located in Meade County, deed tax $580. Nancy Jean Walls and Delbert Walls, to Stephen G. Hopkins, Nancy Jean Walls and Delbert Ray Walls, property located in Meade County. Glyph Medical, LLC, to Doe Valley Association, Inc., lots 309 of Doe Valley Subdivision in the Greenbriar Section and lot 368 of Doe Valley Subdivision in the Doe Valley Greens Section, deed tax $12. Bburg, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through John O’Bryan, member to Andrew Esarey and Cara Esarey, lot 106 of the Station Subdivision, deed tax $16.50.

Joseph Nickolas Alexander Jones and Sara Heather Lovall, property located in Meade County. Cheryl E. Collins, to David M. Collins, property located in Meade County. Jeff Nott and Joyce Nott, by and through Jeff Nott, attorney-in-fact for Joyce Nott, to Michael Stacey, a 0.346 acre tract located on the south side of US 60 and southeast of Lee Road, deed tax $2. Andrew W. Wisnoski and Jennifer M. Wisnoski, to Andrew W. Wisnoski and Jennifer M. Wisnoski, lot 4A of Parkway Place in Meade County.

eer. Holmes stated that she was stopped at the stop sign at KY 1600 and KY 144 waiting to make a left turn onto westbound KY 144. Holmes didn’t see Kingrey and pulled out in front of Kingrey. Kingrey tried to stop and slide sideways striking Holmes in the left rear with the left rear of her vehicle. Meade County EMS station 2 responded to check out the infant involved, but did not transport. Report 10-0361 was filed by Officer Hendley.

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Charles R. Walther, 28, flagrant non-support- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/26/11. Karen N. Humphrey, 30, speeding 20 mph over limit; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; failure to surrender revoked operators license; controlled substance prescription not in original container- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/26/11; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/securitydismissed with proof. Jo E. Marcum, Jr., 38, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. Nathaniel C. Lynch, 24, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/26/11. David P. Bolin, Sr., 56, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, on foot; resisting arrest- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/5/11; probation violation for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/5/11; 3 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/5/11. Rodemil D. Nieto, 43, no/ expired registration plates; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance- failure to appear. Lonnie J. Miller, 43, no operators/moped license; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11; no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismissed with proof. James E. Bischoff, 39, no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt; no/expired registration plates; operating on a suspended/ revoked operators license; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance- continued 1/12/11. David G. Gaugush, 35, speeding 10 mph over limit; operating a vehicle with expired operators license- dismissed. Roger A. Dore, 49, speeding 10 mph over limit- state traffic school; license to be in possession- dismissed with proof. William A. Blanton, 31, speeding 19 mph over limit- plead guilty, $28 fine; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security; failure to produce insurance card; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismissed. Andrew M. Erpelding, 24, speeding 10 mph over limit; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; no/ expired registration plates- pretrial conference 1/5/11.

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12/27/10 Carolyn’s Corner, LLC, 6186 Big Spring Rd in Vine Grove. Follow up score from 12/21/10: 96 percent food. 100 percent retail. Food: no hair restraint in food prep area, no hand wash signs.

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12/25/10 11:58 p.m. Jordan L. Arnold, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Extended 4x4. Arnold was pulling into a parking space in front of RTS. Arnold stated that his brakes did not stop and he collided into the ice chest in front of the building. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10133 was filed by Officer Singleton. 12/30/10 12:23 p.m. Joann J. Abbott, of Vine Grove, was driving a 2011 Toyota Avalon. Jack A. Holton, of Louisville, was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger. Abbott was going through the parking lot in front of Cox’s in the wrong direction. Holton was backing from a parking space and collided into the side of Abbott. The parking lot markings are faded. Vehicles were parked in the opposite direction of Abbott’s travel. No injuries were reported. Report BPD10134 was filed by Officer Singleton.

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12/24/10 9:15 p.m. Matthew T. Woods, of Vine Grove, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer. Woods was eastbound on KY 144. Woods stated he lost control of his vehicle due to snow on the roadway. Woods traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a garage. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0353 was filed by Officer Wright. 12/26/10 3:21 p.m. Mikalynn M. Elder, of Mcdaniels, Ky., was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus GL. Susan L. Doan, of Irvington, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic EX. Elder was operating northbound on St. Martins Road and was at the intersection of Flaherty Road. Doan was operating eastbound on Flaherty Road. Elder moved too far into the intersection and struck Doan before coming to a stop. No injuries were reported. Report 10-0359 was filed by Officer Matti. 12/29/10 2:38 p.m. Amanda J. Holmes, of Georgetown, Ky., was driving a 2003 Kia Rio. Dana M. Kingrey, of Vine Grove, was driving a 1998 Mercury Mountain-

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Kristopher J. McKinney, 20, no/expired registration platesdismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/5/11/ Robert M. Halcomb, 27, speeding 10 mph over limit; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insuranceplead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11; failure to notify address change to the department of transportation; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismissed with proof. Christopher T. Lane, 32, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; no operators/moped license; improper registration plates- failure to appear. Elizabeth J. Maya, 30, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/12/11. Franklin R. Merritt, 53, driving on DUI suspended license, 1st offense; operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/ drugs, 3rd offense; possess open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/5/11. Amy M. Flora, 29, operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense; speeding 11 mph over limit; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/5/11. Timothy D. Durbin, 40, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree- order to defer 12 months.

Anthony J. Lewis, 45, following another vehicle too closely- dismissed; operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- plead guilty, 30 days probated after 4 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS/ADE, $300 fine. Brent A. Miller, 33, 3 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/26/11. Timothy E. Keeton, 39, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/19/11. Denielle M. Locke, 30, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense; assault, 4th degree, no visible injury- order to defer 12 months with conditions. Zachary L. Miller, 20, criminal trespassing- plead guilty, $150 fine. Michelle D. Davis, 21, operating on suspended/revoked operators license- failure to appear. Jennifer C. Dewees, 36, speeding 10 mph over limit; no/ expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; no/ expired registration plates; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- pretrial conference 2/23/11. Shannon M. Graff, 28, 4 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 1/19/11. Angela M. Padilla-Danner, 29, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/12/11; 19 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial con-

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Jesus is the ‘bank manager’ who helps with life’s debts David Yount Amazing Grace

The Internal Revenue Service chooses the weeks after Christmas to deliver its annual gift to every American household. Despite reforms, federal income tax form 1040, with instructions, runs to more than 80 pages of text plus forms. It is a heavy reminder of our obligation to “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar ’s.”

The government’s timing leaves something to be desired, alerting us to our financial obligations as we bask in the glow of gift-giving and postpone anxiety about how to afford our generosity. At the same time, it is oddly appropriate, because the first Christmas was all about paying debts. Jesus was born in Bethlehem rather than Nazareth because his parents were obliged to go to their ancestral city to be counted for tax purposes. The star, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angelic host lend a religious significance to a journey

whose sole purpose was to ensure that the Holy Family paid their taxes. When Jesus, as an adult, asked to be shown the coin of tribute bearing Caesar ’s profile, we can be sure that it was not the first time he had seen one. Like the rest of his countrymen and women, he had been paying his taxes all along. Nevertheless, religious leaders reviled him for socializing with tax collectors. When Jesus chose one of them, Matthew the evangelist, to be an apostle, he may have been drawing attention

to the obligation we all have to pay our debts, not only to government, but “to God the things that are God’s.” When lottery winners are asked what they intend to do with their unexpected windfalls, they invariably answer, “First, I’ll pay off my debts.” At year’s end the vast majority of Americans without winning tickets are faced with the problem of how to pay for their Christmas gifts, let alone for their federal, state, and local taxes, and other obligations. The burden of debt can cripple selfesteem and destroy marriages, families, careers

and even nations. By way of consolation, the fundamental message of Christmas is that this infant in the manger was born to confront the debts of a bankrupt human race, paying with his life for our sins. Headlines in today’s newspapers suggest that human nature and behavior have not improved much in the many centuries since then. Still, the permanent gift of Christmas is that the deepest debt we all owe has long since been paid once and for all, and we are free. My favorite carol of the season is the Appalachian

“Do you realize that the KState students at home football games are shouting a vulgarity instead of ‘Hey!’ when the band plays the popular “Rock and Roll Part 2’?” When Tracz heard the report, he was disappointed, and he went into action. Hoping to promote a more positive environment at KState sporting events, he eliminated the song from his band’s playlist. This disappointed many Wildcats fans who hadn’t shouted the profanity when the band played the song. At times, standing for what

is good and right means taking an unpopular position. Consider the example of Joshua and Caleb, two of the 12 tribal leaders that Moses sent to Canaan top spy out the Promised Land. This mission took place as the people of Israel readied themselves to claim what God had already said was theirs. Upon their return, all twelve spies agreed that Canaan was beautiful and that anyone would be delighted to make their home there. Ten of the spies also reported a land crawling with giants who would kill them

if they tried to possess what God had given them. Joshua and Caleb remained ready to go. Filled with faith and courage, they told the frightened people, “We can be the giants! The Lord has brought us this far, and he’s not going to abandon us now. Let’s go!” Sadly, the people of Israel sided with the other spies and thus rebelled against God. They didn’t know it, but they had chosen disaster. Joshua and Caleb stood out as men willing to oppose the consensus. They vocally chose to put their faith in God rather than

bow to the opinions of the majority and to “ reason.” Since they took that stand, they were the only ones of that generation who received what God had promised. We encourage to visit with us the Sunday in one of our services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Be sure to listen to our Radio program every Sunday morning at 9:30 to 10 a.m. You can now find us on our Web site www. all of our services are on their CD and video as well. Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor at Grace Baptist Church.

Stand for your beliefs, even if it isn’t popular Dan Newton Divine Guidance

Numbers 14: 8 says, “Only don’t rebel against the Lord, don’t be afraid of the people of the land, for we will devour them. Their protection has been removed from them, and the Lord is with us. Don’t be afraid of them!” (HCSB) Frank Tracz had been the Kansas State University band leader for 14 years when someone asked him,

Instead of talking about it, spread the love of God to friends, family Randy Johnson Pastor’s Spotlight

I can’t remember where I first heard this story but it was told long ago about a little boy standing on a busy sidewalk on a late December day, barefoot, and staring through a store window at some shoes. A young lady noticed the little boy and asked what he was staring at through the window. “I was asking God for some shoes,” the little boy said.

The lady took the boy by the hand and went into the store and asked the clerk to fit the boy with any pair of shoes he wanted. She then went and got some socks. After the boy had picked out a pair of shoes, the lady took a moistened napkin and washed the boy’s feet, put on a pair of socks, and then tied his brand new shoes. After the lady paid the clerk she again took the boy by the hand and led him outside. “Does that feel better?” the lady asked. “Yes Ma’am,” exclaimed the boy. The lady smiled as the little

Al Earley Spreading God’s Word

One of Jesus’ most popular parables begins, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me’” (Luke 15:11). Perhaps the parable of the Prodigal Son is so cherished because it is so much like families we know, even our own. There are two brothers who don’t like each other, and a father whose love brings hope into an all-too-familiar broken family. I will write about the two sons the next two weeks. The father in this parable is one of the cherished characters of the Bible. His example of unconditional love warms our hearts and inspires us to be more loving. As with all of Jesus’ parables, we are challenged to relate to one of the characters in the story. Most people like to think they often share the same kind of perfect healing love with their children and the people around them, as the loving father of the parable. The fact is, our love is very imperfect. To understand how amazing God’s unconditional love is, and how hard it is for us to love that way, ask yourself the following questions, and tell your answers to someone you trust. How often do we get caught up in our own needs? How many sins can we count that others have committed, and we still wait for an apology?

Don’t we usually share love and acceptance with people who please us, unable to see the subtle signs of resentment we mix with our love for those who inconvenience us? As parents, isn’t our expression of love for children often tainted with disappointment, disapproval, testing to earn our love, or showing favoritism for one child over another? We must guard against seeing ourselves in the father’s example, because we do not exhibit such unconditional love very often. The father’s love is like God’s love, and God’s love is our hope. As we muddle through the relationships of our lives, if we depend on God’s amazing, infinite love to redeem our own then we will be more loving. The portrayal of God’s love is nothing less than outrageous in the parable. It is comic. And it is unconditional. Consider the prodigal son’s actions. He can’t wait for his father to die, so he asks for his inheritance, which, by Jewish custom was equivalent to publicly wishing Dad would die. After squandering his money, he returns, hoping his father will take care of him. His father does better. In the first century the towns were close-knit communities. This son would be a hated person by the town when he returned, and might even be attacked or killed. That is why his father runs through the town to meet him. He must do so to protect his son. Running anywhere wearing a first century robe would present quite a challenge. That is why no one did it very often. There is only

one way to do it. The father must raise the hem above his waist, or he will fall as the robe wraps around his legs. That meant the father ran through town with his underwear flapping in the breeze. One commentary notes, “In the Middle East, a mature man loses all dignity when he runs.” But the father is willing to run the gauntlet for his son, just like God is willing to endure any trial for us, even sacrificing his only son. God is willing to endure embarrassment, ridicule, abandonment, torture, even death, for us. That is why He sent his only son to die on the cross, to reveal just how much He loves us. Are there any ways you are a Prodigal Son or Daughter? The cross becomes our path to forgiveness of our sins. Is there someone you need to ask forgiveness for sin from? Is there someone you need to forgive? God can bring healing to the broken relationships of our lives. What keeps you from seeking forgiveness? What keeps you from forgiving yourself? Remember, God will give us the courage to seek forgiveness from those whom we have wronged and forgive ourselves and others of past sins. For God is always with us, robe hiked high, running the gauntlet. If you are struggling in a relationship I invite you to seek God’s love and courage to bring forgiveness and renewed love back into that relationship. To find out more about Al Earley or read previous articles, see


Trivia By Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Isaiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Whose first chapter begins, “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus”? Matthew, Luke, John, Acts 3. From Acts 9, where did Peter cure Aeneas? Tyre, Neapolis, Lydda, Gibeon 4. As found in Numbers 20, where did Aaron die? Mount of Olives, Pisgah, Mount Hor, Gilboa 5. From Acts 24, what was Felix’s wife, Drusilla? Pharisee, Gentile, Greek, Jewess ANSWERS: 1) Old; 2) Acts; 3) Lydda; 4) Mount Hor; 5) Jewess

boy ran off down the street. He then stopped and came running back to the lady. “Thanks,” he said. “But I have one question.” “What is that?” said the lady. “Are you God’s wife?” the little boy asked. That question needs not an answer. Jesus said “as the Father has sent me into the world, even so send I you.” Is there someone you could do a good deed for? Instead of talking about the love of God, why don’t you share it? Randy Johnson is the pastor at Brandenburg Church of God.

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song that poses the question: “I wonder as I wander out under the sky Why Jesus the savior did come forth to die For poor ornery children like you and like I...” The answer to the carol’s question rings clear: to pay our debts and redeem our race. I will try to remember that when I pay my own taxes. David Yount is author of 14 books, including “Making a Success of Marriage” (Rowman and Littlefield). He answers readers at P.O. Box 2758, Woodbridge, VA 22195 and

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In my ramblings around Meade County learning about its people and history, I have been fortunate to meet many wonderful people each with a unique story or piece of history to share. A year or so ago I met Dorothy Dowell when she responded to an article I had written about Captain Bill Marion, and she shared a book with me published long ago and now out of date. While visiting with her I noticed a plaque on the wall along side a picture of her husband taken with Barbara Bush. It was only recently that I was able to reconnect to write this story. Charles Dowell was born July 19, 1950, in McGehee Bottoms, where his father worked for Davis McGehee. Charles helped his father on the farm, and was a good farm worker. When Charles was in the 11th grade he dropped out of school in order to marry and provide for himself and his wife. At that time, he also began working for Davis McGehee. Although Charles was out of school, he was a good reader, and kept up with his education by reading various books and newspapers. He applied for a job and took a test at Arch Chemical Company, and made a score higher than that of two college graduates that applied at the same time and took the test that same day. The administrator asked him what education he had, and when he told them he did not complete high school, he was told that his grade was higher than the two college men. Charles was hired, and worked for 36 years at the

Beard From page A1 across the country in December when she was arrested on a charge of theft by deception of under $500. Many press reports referred to her as “Scrooge” after the details and timing of what she is accused of became public. The case got the attention of local law enforcement because her children where treated by the “Shop With A Cop” program. Money is raised by law enforcement officers and gives underprivileged children the chance to go on a Christmas shopping trip they may not normally have a chance to do otherwise. Beard used a fictitious name, “Ashleigh Biddle,” to return the items the children had bought at Cox’s in Brandenburg and the manager of that store learned she had used her real name to return merchandise to their Louisville location. The police report says the

Police From page A1 experience at all running the department because he was doing most of John’s work,” Tate said. Bennett will serve as chief of police until a permanent replacement can be found and the city has advertised the vacant position. “We’re in the process of advertising and selecting. We’re running the deadline of applying as January 22,”

Expo From page A2 Jury added that an incentive is being given as WalMart is donating a $100 gift card that will be given to the lucky blood donor. “We want the kids to have fun while they’re there,” Jury said. “We start with a scavenger hunt which will take them — and have their parents — visit all the booths to find

Arch Chemical Company, retiring Aug. 31, 2008. In 1985, after years of work at the chemical company Charles decided to take the Kentucky Graduate Equivalency Diploma test and get his G.E.D. He concluded not to take the practice exam or to study for any particular parts of the test, relying on his, reading, experience and his 11th grade education. After taking the test, some parts of which were difficult, he settled back to wait for the results. Weeks later he was notified by mail that he had passed the exam and would be awarded his G.E.D. In 1985 Ronald Reagan was President of the United States, and George H.W. Bush was his Vice President. Barbara Bush, the wife of George Bush, was heading a program to increase the number of American students graduating from high school. It was at this time that he had passed the test, and was notified that he was being invited to Lexington, where his G.E.D. would be conferred upon him. He was informed that he had made the highest percentile, grade in the state of Kentucky. His percentile was above 94 percent. On arriving in Lexington, he was given a plaque and his diploma in a ceremony with Barbara Bush and the head of the Kentucky Department of Education. That photograph was the one I had noticed months earlier. As a semi-retired teacher, I asked Mr. Dowell if he had any words of advice for students in school today. “Stay with it, don’t quit,” he said. “You can’t stress education too much, and the

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Musician, part-time DJ, retired Arch Chemical employee and semi-retired teacher, Charles Dowell, right, poses with his wife, Dorothy, and two of his restored vehicles. Dowell has used education and persistence to brighten his path in life. teachers need to teach more reasoning processes and life skills, such as money management, balancing a check book, and the use of credit.” “All students don’t need to go on to college, they can become farmers, plumbers, electricians, heating and airconditioning specialists, and other trades,” he said. When discussing the issue of the instant gratification students get when playing electronic games, he pointed out that he is concerned about the fact that if a student doesn’t like the results of a decision or move they make, and the game goes badly, they can just hit reset and the game starts over. “They need to learn in life there is no reset button,” Charles said. Charles Dowell lives off Shumate Road, in the Hill Grove area, where he and his wife Dorothy built their own

two fathers of the children said the children were not needy and Beard had been deceptive on other items such as food stamps and assisted living expenses. Her arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 19 in Meade County District Court, but she will not appear alone. The day Beard was arrested, police were given consent to search her apartment and found marijuana and related paraphernalia. John M. Beard IV, 36, of Brandenburg and the spouse of Amanda Beard, admitted to officers the items were his. John Beard IV will now appear the same day as his wife on separate drug related charges. But, the story does not end there. The name “Amanda Jo Biddle” appeared on the Meade County Court docket last week for a probation revocation hearing. Those who closely follow local court cases may not have picked up on the name, but Biddle is the same Amanda Beard who is accused of abusing the char-

ity given her children. According to court records, Beard was originally charged with disorderly conduct in September of 2007. However, during that period she was found to have violated the terms of her probation and the terms were extended. With the new charge of theft, which would be the second violation of probation, prosecutors are pushing to have her probation revoked. Her bond was set for $1,500 cash if a hair follicle test for drugs is done or $5,000 cash of no test is done. Court records show a drug screen was scheduled for this week, but as of Wednesday morning Beard/Biddle remains in the Meade County Jail. Now, the January 19 court docket holds an arraignment for Mrs. Beard’s theft charge, and arraignment for Mr. Beard’s drug charges, and a probation revocation hearing for Mrs. Beard who, for that charge, is listed as “Amanda Jo Biddle.”

Tate said. Before the city can select a permanent chief, a safety committee has to be assembled, since last November’s election shuffled the city council. A newly elected councilwoman has since moved from the city and one of the council seats was left unfilled after the election. The two vacant council spots must be filled to reestablish the safety committee. There have been noticeable differences in the department since Stinebruner’s departure, Tate said.

“The attitudes of the other policemen are a lot better. They want a chief who when they call him, he’ll come out and that was one of the things John wasn’t doing,” Tate said. Stinebruner was fired last week after he was given 60 days at November’s Muldraugh City Council meeting to straighten out the police department and find two missing radios. Bennett also received a letter of reprimand at the same meeting for not properly handling evidence while investigating a case.

prizes,” Jury said. An important component of the children’s part will be free child ID’s that will be provided by the Radcliff Police Department. “I think that’s something any parent would want to have,” Jury said. The kids will also be able to go through Sparky’s Hazard House, an interactive tour of a home that teaches what to do should various crises hit home. That will be

provided by the Radcliff Fire Department. “We will also be having our signups for the various youth sports we provide every year,” Jury said. “I just want to emphasize this is all free, except for the lunch that will be made available there,” Jury said. “It’s a chance to get together with friends and families, have some fun, and learn valuable information about staying well and safe.”

house, contracting only the concrete work and the electricity. He became interested in music, and plays guitar for his own entertainment. Throughout the years, because of his love and interest in music, he became a part time disc jockey, putting on remote broadcasts at various Brandenburg businesses such as Kroger’s, the Moose Lodge, and Ray’s Ford, but perhaps his real passion is his hobby. He restores old cars and trucks. Having looked at two of his trucks and the Studebaker that is now ready to go to the upholsterers it is evident to me that Charles Dowell’s attitude toward any thing he does involves learning and putting what he has learned to work for him, thus making his education pay. His ideas about education and life make him an interesting Meade County man.

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•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. •GREENWAVE BASKETBALL GAME — vs. John Hardin at Meade County High School. Junior varsity begins at 6 p.m. and varsity begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan.8

•VFW DANCE — 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184. •ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH — 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 270765-5672. 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 — 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 email at •JOEY SMITH MEMORIAL — 3 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building. •A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU A DAY OF WELLNESS — 9 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in the fifth floor auditorium. Lifestyle screening from 9-10 a.m. Program and panel discussion from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lifestyle screening from 12-1 p.m. The weight loss surgery seminar will begin at 1 p.m. The main speaker will be Khaliah Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The event is free, but registration is required. When registering, choose which sessions you would like to participate in. Light refreshments will be served. •HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The event will feature free blood pressure screenings, vision screenings, body fat analysis, pressure point analysis and much more. Free admission. Sign up to win a free Wii and Wii fit. For more information call 270-351-4079.

•BUNCO — 6:30-8:30 p.m. at P.L. Kasey Center, 303 Hillview Drive, Irvington, KY. $5.00. Concessions sold. Second Monday every month.. 270-547-7648 •SBDM MEETING — 5 p.m. at Flaherty Primary School. •PRIMARY READING PROGRAM — 12:452:15 p.m. at Payneville Elementary. •CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS — 7-9 p.m. in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital. The class meets every four weeks. Call 812-738-7830 ext. 2012 for more information. •LITTLE KICKS TAE KWON DO — 6-6:45 p.m. at Harrison County YMCA. The event is for ages 4-6 years old. Little Kicks introduces children to the fundamental principles and discipline of martial arts. Class instruction will cover the basic skills of blocks, kicks and jabs, as well as other self-defense techniques.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

•BINGO — 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. Sponsored by the Payneville Volunteer Fire Department. License No. 1195. 270-496-4349. •CLASSIC CORVETTES KY MEETING — 2 p.m. in the conference room at Nolin RECC located at 411 Ring Road West in Elizabethtown. Corvette enthusiasts are welcome to come and find out about our family oriented club. Plans include contributions to local charities and fun events. For more information contact Bob Schramm at 270-763-8439 or e-mail •SUNDAY SCHOOL — 10 a.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church.

•WELLNESS ON WHEELS — 8-11 a.m. at the North Hardin Medical Plaza located on 1370 Rogersville Road 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 270234-4406. •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. 270-422-2094. •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. •BLUEGRASS HOMEMAKERS — Meet second Tuesday of every month. 10 a.m. Call the MC Extension Office for more information. 270-422-4958 •FRIENDSHIP HOMEMAKERS — Meet second Tuesday of every month. 6 p.m. Call the MC Extension Office for more information. 270-422-4958 •FISCAL COURT MEETING — Second Tuesday every month. 7 p.m. •SCHOOL BOARD MEETING — Second Tuesday every month. 7:30 p.m. •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. •LITTLE PRINCESS — 6-7 p.m. in the MC Public Library Annex. This event is for ages 3-7. Come dressed as royalty for a night of crafts and princess activities. •TODDLER TUMBLING — 4:30-5:15 p.m. at Harrison County YMCA. The event is for ages 18 months to 3 years. Embrace your little ones love of tumbling through this engaging class. Develop social skills, physical coordination, confidence and listening. A fun and education atmosphere for both child and parents. •GROUP CYCLING — 6-6:45 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Harrison County YMCA. A superior cardiovascular workout, which incorporates different levels of resistance, speed and intensity. Participants are encourages to cycle at their own level.

•OUTDOOR FITNESS — 3:45-4:30 p.m. at the MC Public Library Annex. 270-422-2094. •BRANDENBURG CITY COUNCIL MEETING — Second Monday every month. 7 p.m. •MULDRAUGH CITY COUNCIL MEETING — Second Monday every month. 6:30 p.m.

•BASKET WEAVING — 12-4 p.m. in the MC Public Library Annex. Discover the art of basket weaving. All levels of experience are welcome and participants are asked to bring their own supplies. See the front desk for details. •YOGA — Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the MC Public Library.

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270-422-2094. •BEGINNING YOGA — Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the MC Public Library. 270-422-2094. •VFW BINGO — 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184. •LINE DANCING — 7-8:30 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedom Way, Radcliff, KY. Every Wednesday. 270-668-7228. •GARRETT HOMEMAKERS — Meet second Wednesday of every month. 11 a.m. Call the MC Extension Office for more information. 270-422-4958. •TOWN AND COUNTRY HOMEMAKERS — Meet second Wednesday of every month. 11 a.m. Call the MC Extension Office for more information. 270-422-4958. •ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE — 7:30 p.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church. •BIBLE STUDY — 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church.

Thursday, Jan. 13

•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. •MIDWAY HOMEMAKERS — Meet second Thursday of every month. 12:30 p.m. Call the MC Extension Office for more information. 270-422-4958. •LITERACY NIGHT — 6-7 p.m. at Payneville Elementary. •GRANDPARENT CLASS — 5:30-7 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Whether you’ll be a nana, poppa, grams or papaw, you want to be ready for the new arrival. The cost of the class is $5. •WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP — 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church. •UNITE TO READ WITH MAC — at Meade County High School. Community vendor exhibits open at 5:30 p.m. Registration is from 6-6:30 p.m. Unite to read presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the MCHS auditorium. MAC forum will be from 6:45-8 p.m. Activities for children in grades K-6th from 6:45-8 p.m. Free t-shirt to the first 200 registered K-6 students. Registration for door prizes to those families who visit all booths and activities.

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•ROOK TOURNAMENT — Jan. 14 at Rough River State Resort Park. Play will begin on Friday night, starts again on Saturday morning and will continue on Saturday night. You can receive two nights lodging for the price of one. Play against some of the best rook players across the state of Kentucky, while making some great memories and new friends. To make reservation for overnight accommodations call 270-257-2311 or toll free at 800-325-1713. •CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS — Jan. 17 from 7-9 p.m. in the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital. The class meets every four weeks. Call 812-7387830 ext. 2012 for more information. •BASIC 150 HOUR RECRUIT CLASS — Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Flaherty Fire Station 50. The class will cover all categories needed for 150 hours certification. Everyone who wants to attend can. If you need more information please contact D. Todd Vinton at 270828-2121 or 270-272-2111 or email at or training@ •AWAKEN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2011 — Feb. 11-12 at the Meade County High School auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday. The Tammy Trent concert will begin at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Dina Disney Hackert/Tammy Trent concert will begin at 9 a.m. Lunch is at noon and Dina Disney Hackert will take the stage at 1:30 p.m. Early bird registration is $40 by Jan. 10. Regular registration is $49 and is due by Feb. 1. Register online at www.

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Personal trainer Brittany Barr uses calisthenics to increase muscle tone in the glutes. ticeable results. “When I started eating right, I felt better. And when I started lifting, I could tell a difference in how I felt,” Barr said. Friends and family members noticed the change in Barr, and began soliciting her for workout tips and advice. After the number of people she was helping kept increasing, she decided she could possibly make a living helping people be healthier and in better shape. She became accredited through International Sports Sciences of America (ISSA) and began holding workout sessions that can accommodate people on an individual or group basis. One of the benefits of training with Body by Barr is that the services are mobile. She brings the workout to you, or at least near you, and offers training sessions at locations throughout the county providing more availability. If there’s a scheduling conflict and clients can’t attend a workout where and when they prefer, chances

are there will be an accommodating workout at a convenient location some other time during the week. The holidays are typically the most notorious time of the year for over indulging in unhealthy foods. Barr insists that her services are not a food “getout-of-jail-free card” and restraint against junk food should be shown. “I try not to be the food police. I know people are going to eat a piece of cheesecake whenever they want to,” she said. “If they eat badly 99 percent of the time, when they come to me it’s going to show. I like to try to tell them two cheat meals a month.” Through her certification with the ISSA, Barr is required to maintain her continuing education to help her combat poor physique and general unhealthiness. To help in her war on outof-shapeness, she recently became certified to also teach kickboxing, a workout she will make available in the near future. Another battle she is currently gearing up for

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky State Police (KSP) has begun issuing citations for violations of the texting law that went into effect July 15, 2010. The law (KRS 189.292) prohibits drivers from texting while their vehicle is in motion.  For drivers who are under 18, the law (KRS 189.294) goes a step further by prohibiting both texting and cell phone use for this age group. KSP Public Affairs Branch Commander Lt. David Jude says that the new law was designed to place the drivers’ focus back on the road instead of an electronic device. “Texting or using a cell phone takes the drivers focus off the road,” Jude said. “For instance, every second that you take your

Ceremony From page A1 it, nor have you sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have you acted as second in carrying a challenge nor aided or assisted any person thus appending, so help you God?” Judge/Executive Lynn ended the hour-long ceremony with closing remarks looking toward the future of Meade County. “If you look on the front of your programs you will see the words “unity” and “progress,” Lynn said. “Unity to work together will net progress. It’s important for all of us here today as leaders to be unified and work together so that we can be all we can be for the citizens of Meade County and the benefits for our citizens.” Following the ceremony,

eyes off the road when your speed is 70 mph, your vehicle travels 102 feet.” Drivers who violate the new law will be fined $25 for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense, plus court costs. The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to put an end to distracted driving behaviors, such as texting and cell phone use.  Their key focus is to get motorists to stop engaging in other activities while driving.  Just “Put It Down” and concentrate on the road, is the new strategy (www. they are promoting across the country. “Everyone needs to be a part of this strategy through public education and enforcement of the law,” Jude said.  “Eliminating tex-

many stayed for a time of refreshments, handshakes, and picture taking. The members of Fiscal Court wasted no time getting to work as they met at a special session Tuesday night. It was basically a matter of housekeeping and setting up for the new term as members unanimously approved the reappointment of all county employees as well as the reappointments of Road Supervisor Mark Popham, Director of Emergency Medical Services Pam Weber, Solid Waste and Recycle Director Mark Gossett, Animal Control Officer Jasper Hardesty, Planning and Zoning Administrator Tony Coletta, Dispatch Director Mark Bennett, and Parks Director Danny Tate. Lynn told court members he had spoken with all of them and felt they should remain in office.

ting and cell phone use while driving will reduce crashes and more importantly, reduce the number of deaths on Kentucky highways.” “A text message or cell phone call can wait – but the safety of you, your family and other motorists on the road is much important,” he added. Jude says all KSP public affairs officers across the state will be blitzing the airwaves, internet and print media in an effort to get a uniform message out across the state about the law. Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible. The one major change made was the acceptance of a recommendation by Lynn that Director of Emergency Management Ron Dodson be made full-time with his salary brought up to $22,000 per year. Last month, Dodson was given a raise paying him $1,000 per month for his services. Esquire Gary Chapman questioned whether the additional funding would add to the county’s budget. Lynn and County Treasurer Shirley Fackler explained the added funds would be shifted from other line items that have not been utilized and would not add to the county’s budget expenses. The recommendation was unanimously approved. The new Fiscal Court will meet in its first regular session Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Meade County Courthouse.

is childhood obesity, a fight she will be taking personally. “That’s another thing that concerns me is childhood obesity,” Barr said. “There are too many kids (playing) video games. That’s what’s wrong with these kids. There are too many kids on iPhones or iPads or whatever and they are just working their fingers.” Aside from our technologically driven society, Barr feels that a certain level of culpability lies with the children’s parents. More attentiveness from parents to children’s routines can help alleviate some of the obesity issues in kids. “I feel parents can make simple swaps,” she said. “Make (children) be more active, make them watch what they eat. Make them try one new vegetable a week. Be cautious of what your kids eat.” If you are ready for a healthy change in lifestyle for you or your family, or for more information about Body by Barr, contact 270945-9472 or visit Barr’s Facebook page.

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Ready-to-go treats make children and parents ‘snack happy’ By Angela Shelf Medearis The Kitchen Diva According to a United States Department of Agriculture study, after-school snacks provide about one-third of children’s calories. Because children have smaller stomachs, they need the energy and nutrients provided by these mini-meals. However, when high-fat, high-sugar snack foods are combined with screen time — either TV or computer — instead of active play time, children are likely to gain more weight than they should for optimum health. Providing your child with nutritious snacks teaches them how to make good choices for a happier, healthier future. Choosing food implies having power. Refusing to eat certain foods or demanding to eat others is one way that children practice their growing independence. They test values and decide which ones to reject, modify and adopt. Consequently, doing what everyone else is doing may become more tempting than doing what parents have taught. The key for parents and caregivers is to strike a balance between providing good nutrition and letting children make independent decisions. One way to do this is by offering a wide variety of

healthy foods. Provide food choices that offer a range of taste experiences, such as crunchy, soft, chewy, smooth, hot, cold, sweet, sour, bland, and spicy. A child’s favorite foods should never be used as a reward for good behavior, or withheld as punishment for bad behavior. Focus on physical activity as well as food. Walking, riding bikes or playing together is a great way to build family communication. If your child shows a tendency toward being overweight, encourage more physical activity and less screen time at the television or computer. Distinguish between food facts and myths. Current research does not support claims that sugar and food colors are linked to hyperactivity, criminal behavior or increased anxiety. However, meal-skipping, especially breakfast, has been shown to harm children’s performance in school. Here’s some great ways to teach your child about eating healthy snacks: • Let youngsters help pick out fruits, vegetables and cheeses when shopping; • Include children in snack food preparation; • Use snacks to introduce new foods; • Make your children label “detectives” — have

them read the labels on foods they’ve selected; • Limit convenience-type snacks that are high in sugar, fat and salt, and use excessive packaging; • Plan snacks as part of daily food choices; • Provide snack choices from several food groups; • Schedule regular snack times and amounts; • Don’t let children nibble constantly during the day; • Allow children to make their own snacks; • Make your own readyto-go snacks by portioning them into small plastic bags or reusable plastic containers. Place these snacks in a storage bin or on a shelf in the lower part of the refrigerator so that children can reach them. Also, be sure children have access to water in a cup or bottle. Healthy snacks supply energy and help meet a child’s daily nutrition requirements. Try prepping these snacks with your child, or providing your child (ages 6 and older to prevent choking) with the ingredients for these “help yourself” snacks. Vegetable group: Baby carrots Cauliflower pieces, slightly cooked, chilled Celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter or cheese Green or red pepper pieces

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Vegetable juices Cherry tomatoes Zucchini pieces Fruit group: Apple rings, dried Apricots, dried Apple wedges Apple wedges, peeled Applesauce Apricots, fresh or canned Banana chunks Banana halves Cranberries, dried Fruit slushes Fruitsicles, frozen Grapes, seedless 100 percent juice boxes Kiwi halves Melon pieces Nectarine, fresh Orange sections Peach or pear pieces, fresh or canned in juice Pineapple chunks Pineapple, dried Plums, fresh or canned Prunes, pitted Raisins Strawberries Tangerine segments Meat group: Hard-cooked egg Peanut butter Roasted soynuts or pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Milk group: (Choose low-fat milk options most often) Cheese cubes or slices String cheese Fruit yogurt Milk, plain or flavored Pudding cups


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Managing a budget for your household expenses lets you know where your quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies are being spent. Jennifer Bridge Family/Consumer Science At the end of the month we often find ourselves asking, where did all of my money go? A recent survey by the United States Department of Labor answered that question. The average consumer unit or household in the United States is made up of 2.5 people earning a total of $63,091 before taxes. The household’s annual expenditures are $49,638. But just where does all of that money go? The big three expenses are fairly obvious — housing, transportation, and food. The biggest chunk, 34 percent or $16,920 covers housing, including mortgage payments, rent, utilities, furniture, supplies, etc. Not surprisingly transportation is the second largest expense, totaling $8,758 spent on vehicle purchases, gasoline, motor oil, and other transportation expenses.

The average American household’s food bill is $6,133, including $3,465 spent on food at home and $2,668 spent on eating out. Contributions to social security, retirement, pensions, and insurance are the other significant expense, totaling $5,336 or nearly 11 percent of total expenditures. As large expenditures seem to drop off, the household unit spent nearly equal amounts on healthcare and entertainment, averaging $2,853 or 5.7 percent of total expenditures on health care and $2,698 or 5.4 percent on entertainment. The other expense categories were fairly small, with nearly four percent ($1,881) allocated to clothing, $1,821 (3.7 percent) to cash contributions, $945 to education, $588 to personal care items, $323 on tobacco and finally .2 percent or $118 to reading. Now that you know how other Americans are spending their money, take the time to figure out where you are

spending yours. A spending log is the first step in creating a budget. Use the categories mentioned as a guide; make yourself a worksheet to track your expenses for the next month. Write down any money you spend regardless of payment type including cash, credit, debit, or check. Your goal is to develop an accurate reflection of how much you actually spend. Once you know where your money is going, it will make it easier to find the areas that you overspend. Reference: Consumer Expenditures 2009, Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic News Release Oct. 5, 2010. Retrieved Oct. 11, 2010 from release/cesan.nr0.htm For more information, contact the Meade County Extension Office at 270422-4958. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

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Somebody new is here to pack Meade Co.’s lunchbox By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard

At Miss C’s Lunchbox, owner Charlotte Beyer promises to have a made-to-order fresh product in a cozy lunchbox — all without getting out of your cozy office seat. Beyer launched her business in Noveber 2010. Currently, she has set up shop inside the Bypass Gulf. Next to the aisles of retail, three tables are set up so customers can enjoy a quick meal that hasn’t been sitting under heat lamps all day. “We like the situation and what we’re doing,” she said. “You can come in and sit down and eat with us. Or you can call and pick it up. If you’re out and just want to get out of the office, or if you can’t leave the office or if you just don’t want to get out we can deliver to you.” And not to mention everything on the menu is under $6. “We try to have a good product at a good price,” Beyer said. “I think you can go some places and every time you add something on … by the time you get done with lunch, you’ve got $10 or $12 tied up in nothing. But, we try to make it reasonable so you get a good buy for you buck.” Beyer and her husband have resided in Meade County since 1997, so she knows the community and what it needs. “This is a small town,” she said. “We aren’t all rich. So we wanted to keep (Miss C’s) in the concept of being affordable and part of the premise was I wanted to give back to my community and help out different people.” Currently, Miss C’s Lunchbox has a few employees — with Beyer’s husband helping out with maintenance issues when he can. “He’s my fix-it man,” Beyer said with a smile. At 53 years old, Beyer knows a thing or two about constructing the perfect sandwich. The first job she had

was working in the Bradford Room restaurant in the old Grant Department Stores. Beyer has also managed a few Subway restaurants. But, she knew she ultimately wanted to set up her own shop and now seemed like the perfect time. As for the name, Beyer said it just kind of popped in her head. “I really don’t know how I thought of the name,” she said laughing. “It just kind of came together because we were looking at the lunch option and also, it’s kind of like a little lunchbox.” For the most part, Miss C’s Lunchbox has a basic menu, which includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot sandwiches, salads, fries, onion rings, homemade soups, cookies and veggie burgers. When Beyer was cooking up the idea to launch her business, she knew she wanted to bring a range of options. “We try to have a variety,” she said. “We do have some specials like chili, grilled cheese and mashed potatoes and gravy. And then we have some different $5.99 specials, which are either hot items or cold items, spaghetti Tuesdays … So it just depends.” A main aspect of Beyer’s business is the delivery service, which Beyer said was something that was lacking in Meade County. There are people who can’t leave their jobs to get lunch, so Beyer thought she could come to them. “Right now, I deliver in the Brandenburg area, Midway, Ekron, and over around Highway 60,” she said. “Nothing way out. I don’t deliver to homes, unless it’s a sick or elderly person who can’t get anywhere. I don’t mind doing that and to me, it makes me feel good.” Even though business hasn’t fully jumped off the ground, Beyer said just give her a chance and she can show what good home cooking is all about. “I’m hoping that everybody will like what we’ve got

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Charlotte Beyer, owner of “Miss C’s Lunchbox,” fires up the griddle with some homemade cheeseburgers. and patronize,” she said. “I want to be a strong business for Meade County. I want to try to be fair and honest with everyone.” Beyer admits she has had some “Oh no,” moments, but with the support from friends she has kept the burgers grilling with her head up high. As for the future, Beyer has set her sights on setting up shop in her own location, which will turn into a place where people like to socialize. “I would like see (Miss C’s) succeed and be a spot in Brandenburg,” Beyer said. “Hopefully, it will be a place people will recognize and say, ‘Oh hey, where are we going to lunch today? Oh, let’s call Miss C.’” Miss C’s Lunchbox is located at 305 Bypass Road in the Bypass Gulf. The business is open Monday-Friday. Breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m. and lunch is served from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information or to set up an order call 270-422-5262.

Preteen cell phones: good idea? By Jason Alderman Practical Money Matters If your preteen child hasn’t hit you up yet for a cell phone, you’re among a rare breed indeed. Studies have found that roughly 70 percent of 11- to 14-year-olds now use cell phones. Closer to home, our 10-year-old has been hounding my wife and me for months to get his own phone. My initial reaction was, “no way.” But upon investigation, I see why many parents eventually give in. Here are a few pros and cons for giving your preteen a phone, and some safeguards you can take: •Safety. Anyone who’s ever had a flat tire or gotten lost can attest to cell phones’ safety advantages. On the flip side, unless you install parental controls, your child could access inappropriate content or be more vulnerable to bullying and predatory behavior. •Expense. Cell phone use, including calls, text messaging, web browsing and application downloads, can be wildly expensive. You have two payment options: •Prepaid plan — buy minutes “pay-as-you-go.” Plans vary widely in terms of fees and per-minute calling and text rates. Advantages: No locked-in service contract; know exactly how many minutes they’re using. Disadvantages: Parental controls usually don’t apply; phones more expensive than under a service contract plan. •Family plan — sometimes it’s cheaper to add a phone to your existing plan. Some plans allow unlimited calls/texts between friends and family or those using the same carrier. Advantages: Generally cheaper if your kids make lots of calls/texts; most allow parental controls. Disadvantages: Parental controls may cost extra; some plans don’t allow usage caps,

so undisciplined kids may rack up large bills; tied to service contract. •Parental controls. One of the best ways to protect your kids is to subscribe to your carrier’s parental controls plan. Plan features vary widely, but look for these when comparison shopping: •Cost (free to $4.99 a month) •Ability to cap phone minutes and text messages •Allow emergency calls, even if over monthly usage allowance •Cap and/or block entertainment downloads (costly/ inappropriate ringtones, music, video, etc. •Block mature content websites from Internet-enabled phones •Restrict time-of-day usage (e.g., block during school hours or after bedtime) •Block calls/texts from specific or unknown numbers (helps prevent stalking, bullying and inappropriate contact). •Track your child’s physical location (requires GPSenabled phone and typically costs $5 to $10 a month) Parental control programs

generally are not available with prepaid plans. And, since no filtering tool is completely foolproof, it’s important to regularly discuss safety issues with your kids. Make sure they’re comfortable coming to you with any questions or details of inappropriate contact they’ve received. Not every child is ready for cell phone responsibilities. Set ground rules and be prepared to withhold privileges if they cross boundaries, such as not abiding school regulations, exceeding curfews or usage limits, using to bully others, repeatedly losing or damaging the phone, etc. And make sure they kick in part of their allowance to help pay. With my son, it’s not a question of “if” but instead of “when.” And when the time is right, he’ll bear the costs of the handset and adding a line to our family plan. This of course will allow him to hound me remotely for the latest must-have item. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:


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A bill which some feared would prove to be the demise of farmers markets and small scale farming operations nationwide, and at one time was all but dead, passed Senate last week. Senate Bill 510, commonly known as the Food Safety Bill, was a bill which amended the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in regards to the safety of the nation’s food supply. “The Food Safety Bill will provide the federal government with improved tools to prevent food borne illness and address challenges in the food safety system by promoting a prevention-oriented approach,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement after the passage of the bill. “I applaud leaders in Congress for passing this important bill and look forward to President Obama signing this legislation. Protecting consumers from harm is a fundamental function of government and with passage of this landmark food safety legislation USDA remains committed to keeping food safety a top priority.” The inner workings of the bill enhanced the federal Food and Drug Administration’s jurisdiction over food processing plants and were necessitated by several severe outbreaks of food borne illnesses such as E. coli and salmonella poisoning and in the wake of a bevy of egg and produce recalls. Among the adjusted bill’s stipulations is the FDA’s authority to directly issue recalls of suspected tainted foods.


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Grocery stores have a new buffer to guard against unsafe foods. The new food safety act is designed to place more safety enforcement on the processors who provide the items to stock the shelves of local markets. Under unaltered provisions of the bill, individual food producers were accountable for enacting recalls and the FDA could only negotiate with producers and could not authorize mandatory recalls. New stipulations also require producers to compile food safety schemes which can be accessed by government officials during emergencies and a food tracing plan to be devised by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Imported foods are also held under tighter scrutiny by the new measures. A sidepiece of the bill implemented tighter scrutiny of the guidelines and protocol followed by farmers markets. Some of the staunchest critics of the bill were locavores — people who prefer

to buy and eat their food from locally grown farms — who were afraid the bill would impose unrelenting and damaging regulations on smaller farming operations and farmers markets around the country. However, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., added an amendment to the Senate’s Food Safety bill which protected family-scale farming operations, including farmers and roadside markets. The text of H.R. 2751 was replaced by S.B. 510 on Sunday, Dec. 19, and the bill passed by voice vote, according to www.govtrack. us, a civic Web site dedicated to tracking the progress of bills during all stages as they filter through Congress. H.R. 2751 was originally the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act, and was passed by the House

in June 2009 and was a “vehicle” for the passage of S. 510, the Web site added. “Our food safety system has not been updated in almost a century. Families in Nevada and across America should never have to worry about whether the food they put on their table is safe,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in a statement after the bill’s passage. “This is a commonsense issue with broad bipartisan support. Tonight we unanimously passed a measure to improve on our current food safety system by giving the FDA the resources it needs to keep up with advances in food production and marketing, without unduly burdening farmers and food producers.” President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on Tuesday..

water in liquid form. Dirty water is a host for disease organisms. If an animal gets sick, isolate it from the trough and thoroughly clean and disinfect the trough. Also, be sure to keep animals clean. Cows given free access to water will produce more milk and more butterfat than those allowed to drink only twice a day. Water ranging from 40 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit is the most ideal temperature to ensure adequate livestock intake under cold conditions. The amount of water needed daily varies based on the temperature and animal’s size, lactation and feed intake. Generally, horses will need eight to 12 gallons, and sheep and goats, one to four

gallons. Necropsies (autopsies) have shown that dehydration, not cold, often causes livestock deaths during the winter and early spring. Before severely cold weather arrives, haul extra feed to the feeding area. It’s important to provide extra hay, forage or feed because livestock might need up to twice as many calories to maintain normal body heat under extremely cold conditions. Livestock produce body heat through fiber fermentation, which produces heat while releasing energy. Good quality grass hay or alfalfas are the best source of total digestible nutrients for cold weather. Feeding some con-

centrates also provides energy to maintain body temperature. Finally, it’s important to provide some sort of protection for livestock because wet conditions and wind chill add to animal cold stress increased by an average two percent when cows were protected by a windbreak. Windbreaks provide protection for livestock, especially young animals. Reducing the winter wind speed lowers animal stress, improves animal health, reduces the amount of feed needed to maintain body temperature, increases feeding efficiency and increases profitability. A windbreak should be designed to meet needs of the specific livestock operation. Windbreaks also have the advantages of providing wildlife habitat, protecting the working environment of the livestock area and screening noise and odors associated with livestock operations. Using a three-sided shed opening away prevailing winds is another way to protect livestock to enter the facility and to be protected from the wind. Also provide clean, dry bedding to provide insulation from the cold ground. If you keep animals in a barn, be sure to reduce drafts inside. A low temperature isn’t so cold when the wind speed is lower. For more information, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.

tions for kids and tax credits for small businesses that provide health care to their employees are implemented, understanding and support rise. We developed a landmark series of reports on the unique health care challenges rural communities face. This ongoing series ( policy/health-care/research) was crucial in ensuring that those unique challenges were part of the health care debate. We released ground-

breaking reports on the importance of grocery stores in rural communities and key strategies for retaining them ( node/2757). We kicked off a major initiative to help the next generation of family farmers and ranchers; USDA’s Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program was launched, providing crucial investment in rural small business development; and we’re in a pitched battle with meatpackers over livestock market reforms that

protect family farmers and ranchers. We helped nearly 2,000 family farmers, ranchers and others submit comments to USDA on those reforms. And, while America battled the worst economy since the Great Depression, more people supported the Center for Rural Affairs financially over the last three years than at any time in our history. We have much to be thankful for, and we have great hope for 2011.


The emu and sheep on Rick Wilkins’ farm tolerate the cold weather in Meade County.

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Commodities As of Monday, Jan 3, 2011 Receipts: 955 Last Week: Holiday Last Year: 199 *AD-Avg. Dress., HD-High Dress., LD-Low Dress., MB-Mths Bred CPH Sale Basic Requirement Jan 20 2011 Compared to last Monday: No Trend due to holiday. Heavy supply of feeder cattle with good demand. Slaughter cows 11 percent: Slaughter bulls 02 percent: Replacement cows 03 percent and feeders 84 percent: The feeder supply included 35 percent steers, 06 percent holsteins steers, 44 percent heifers, 15 percent bulls: 26 percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 1060-1180 1125 56.50-62.00 59.08 4 1030-1125 1076 63.50-64.00 63.74 3 1145-1165 1153 49.50-52.00 51.00 19 1230-1475 1331 55.50-62.50 58.55 4 1215-1455 1366 63.00-65.00 63.70 2 1360-1565 1462 51.50-54.50 53.11 2 1625-1645 1635 55.00-55.50 55.25 Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 16 860-1195 1032 49.00-56.50 52.91 5 1040-1195 1112 57.00-62.00 59.32 2 1080-1115 1098 46.50-48.50 47.48 2 1510-1525 1518 55.00-55.50 55.25 2 1375-1520 1448 47.50-48.50 47.97 1 1630 1630 45.50 45.50 Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90% Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 755 755 34.00 34.00 9 860-1080 948 43.00-50.00 47.32 1 1070 1070 55.00 55.00 1 820 820 40.00 40.00 1 1255 1255 38.50 38.50 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 1575-2115 1905 71.50-76.50 73.77 Slaughter Bulls Y.G 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 1175-1180 1178 65.50-68.50 66.66 3 1590-1855 1742 62.50-67.50 65.80 Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 228 228 135.00 135.00 9 325-390 352 138.00-151.00 145.35 20 400-487 443 128.00-144.00 134.95 79 506-599 559 126.00-133.00 129.85 69 600-680 643 112.00-124.00 116.88 46 713-757 744 113.00-116.00 113.75 Groups of 20 head or more: 20 head 680 lbs 113.50 mstlyblk 32 head 757 lbs 113.00 mstlyblk Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 475-498 485 124.00-126.00 125.18 Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 10 331-348 341 90.00 90.00 10 431-455 443 80.50-85.00 82.69 4 616 616 75.00 75.00 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 7 205-295 269 118.00-130.00 123.80 27 315-390 350 115.00-128.50 120.45 3 305 305 131.00 131.00 86 403-499 462 111.00-122.00 115.10 91 502-588 546 110.00-116.75 114.11 43 632-678 661 98.00-108.50 106.24 2 705-715 710 93.50-95.00 94.24 4 820-895 839 90.00-91.00 90.27 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 18 305-391 358 105.00-115.00 111.09 12 415-497 448 104.00-113.00 106.28 5 608-657 637 95.00-101.00 98.71 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 245-290 272 135.00-146.00 138.91 12 323-390 365 135.00-152.00 141.32 13 410-488 447 123.00-140.00 130.11 31 510-595 547 114.00-128.00 122.50 7 723-740 726 90.00-100.00 96.26 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 278-295 284 127.00-129.00 127.69 3 330-383 365 118.00-131.00 127.09 4 440-470 458 119.00-126.00 120.94 5 535-590 552 109.00-112.00 109.74 Feeder Bulls Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 555-593 585 100.00-109.00 107.29 Stock Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-8 years old 3 to 8 months bred 900-1400 lbs 735.00-1000.00 per head. Stock Cows and Calves: No Test Stock Bulls: No Test Baby Calves: No Test




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English stamps her name in school record books By Justin Ray The News Standard

Meade County junior swimmer Kelsey English has had her sights set on Lisa Hurt’s school record of 1:19.85 in the 100-yard breaststroke school record, since her eighth grade year. After spending the past four seasons attempting to beat Hurt’s school-record, English finally took down the two-year-old record on a day when it might have not been expected at the Western Kentucky Invitational on Dec. 11. English had been forced to miss the previous meet with a case of the flu and was still trying to fully recover, on the day of the event, she was running a fever before her races. “I had a fever the night before, but I still went,” English

said. “It was hard that day because I thought I was going to be dead (tired). I swam in the 50-freestyle before (the 100-yard breaststroke event) and got out of the water because I was about to pass out.” English overcame the added obstacle and broke Hurt’s record b y finishing the event with a t ime of 1:18.87. “I was so focused because I had been so sick,” English said. “I had my mind set that I was going to swim good and it just happened. The girl next to me was going faster than I was See RECORD, Page B2

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Meade County Lady Waves swimmer Kelsey English set the school’s 100-yard breaststroke record with a swim time of 1:18.87. English beat the record at the WKU Invitational.

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Forward Stephen Compton tries to get off a shot attempt against Floyd Central’s Jordan Thompson. BELOW: Brady Smith looks to make a pass during the second half against the Highlanders.

Meade commits 19 turnovers in defeat By Justin Ray The News Standard

Jan. 19 Greenwave wrestling Fort Knox

In a game where every possession counted, Meade County’s (5-8) 19 turnovers led to the Greenwave’s downfall in a 57-48 defeat to the host Floyd Central Highlanders on Jan. 4. The normally sure-handed, perimeter orientated Greenwave team were at times out of sorts and rattled by the Highlanders defense. The Highlanders were able to force the Greenwave to scramble on offense, commit unwarranted passes and knock the ball loose from Meade County ball handlers. The miscues not only hindered the Greenwave’s offensive attack, but also put their

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Lady Waves Basketball @ Breckinridge County 8 p.m. 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.

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defense in a bind as the Highlanders scored 24 points off of Meade County’s 19 turnovers. “The turnovers were mainly mistakes on our part,” junior guard Chase Garris said. “We were coming to the ball and not making back cuts to try to deny the defense. It’s just more mental mistakes.” Meade County is averaging 13 turnovers per game on the season, so the 19 turnovers against Floyd Central was an unwanted surprise for head coach Jerry Garris. “Our mistakes (tonight) were very uncharacteristic of this team,” Jerry Garris said. “We turned it over 19 times and that was the big difference in the ball game.” See MISCUES, Page B3

At the moment, there is no direct correlation between popularity and performance at NASCAR’s level. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won a fan vote to become the Sprint Cup Series’ Most Popular Driver for the eighth year in a row, finished a mere 21st in the point standings. The season wasn’t without its high points: Earnhardt had a pole, three top-five finishes and eight top 10s. He failed, however, to make the Chase for the second time in as many years and a fourth time in the past six. The third-generation driver — father Dale won seven championships and gra — has won just one Cup race in the last four seasons. “My fan base has stayed strong,” Earnhardt Jr said. “ It’s become an important honor each year for me, and I’m glad that fans still feel their support for me. I appreciate their dedication and loyalty.” Believe it or not, Earnhardt isn’t the alltime leader in Most Popular Driver awards. Bill Elliott, still active at age 55, won the award 10 years in a row and 16 times overall before “withdrawing from consideration” after claiming the award for the 16th time in 2002. The latest attempt to get Earnhardt back “up to speed” is a change of crew chiefs. Three of the four drivers at Hendrick Motorsports will be matched with different crew chiefs. Steve Letarte, formerly with Jeff Gordon, will now direct Earnhardt’s efforts. Lance McGrew moves to Mark Martin’s team, and Alan Gustafson will now work with Gordon. For obvious reasons, the pairing of fivetime champion Jimmie Johnson with Chad Knaus will remain intact. Earnhardt’s star has dimmed since he finished third in the 2003 standings and won a career-best six races the following year. He hasn’t won more than a single race in any season since. His career victory total, 18, ranks him in a tie for 38th place all-time. Since moving from what was then Dale Earnhardt Inc. to Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, Earnhardt has won only once, at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2008. His winless streak is now 93 races. Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail Monte at

Injury doesn’t keep Wilson from hardwood return By Justin Ray The News Standard The Greenwave basketball team added a muchneeded boost of depth and leadership as junior forward Thomas Wilson returned to the lineup after sitting out the first 10 games with a right ankle injury. Wilson, who is also the starting quarterback for the football team, injured his ankle during the second game of the season against John Hardin. When the injury originally occurred, Wilson sat out the next two games before returning to help the Greenwave make it to the second round of the football state playoffs. After the football season

ended, Wilson’s right foot was placed in a walking boot and placed in rehabilitation for his right ankle. “I sat out two weeks and I probably shouldn’t have came back so early,” Wilson said. “I could feel it getting worse and worse.” Wilson returned to court during the Greenwave’s first game of the First Southern Bank/Roy’s BBQ Classic at Logan County against the Australian National Wanneroo Wolves, but for only the final minutes of Meade County’s 63-44 win. Meade County faced off in their second game against a more athletic Logan County High School team that created matchup problems for the Greenwave inside play-

ers. With the need for more quickness to guard Logan County, Meade County head coach Jerry Garris turned to Wilson for his most significant action of the year. In his second game back, Wilson contributed nine points, three rebounds and two steals in only 15 minutes of action during the Greenwave’s 66-57 overtime loss to Logan County. Wilson also contributed two points in 10 minutes of play in Meade County’s final game of the tournament in a 58-40 loss to South Warren. “I don’t know if he could go 15 minutes, but it was a necessity with the team we See INJURY, Page B2


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Record From page B1 and I just knew I had to beat her.” For English, the joy of finally putting her name in Meade County’s High School swimming record books made all the hard work she had put in at practice well worth it. “I remember looking up at the board and saying ‘Oh my gosh, I actually did it’,” English said. “I can’t even explain it. It was just awesome. I looked up at my mom and she was jumping up and down. Everyone was going crazy because they knew I wanted it so bad.” Meade County swim-

ming head coach C.J. Kirk said it was only fitting that English broke that record this year because of the dedication she has shown throughout the year trying to break the record. “Kelsey has worked very hard for this (record),” Kirk said. “She never misses practice and works as hard as she can while she is there.” English’s new school record is her first individual accomplishment, but she also owns two team relay records in the girl’s 200-yard medley relay and the 200yard freestyle relay. “With the team records you get to share the pride, but it’s still easier because it’s not all up to you,” Eng-


lish said. “With the individual, it’s all up you and it’s just a lot harder.” Though Hurt’s record had stood for two years, English hopes to improve on her current record in hopes of making a trip to the state swim meet and keeping her name at the top of the 100-yard breaststroke records. “I’m shooting for a time of 1:12 because that would probably get me to state,” English said. “I would be the first girl to get to swim at state if that happens.” Meade County’s Greenwave and Lady Waves swimming team will return to the pool on Jan. 15 at Fort Knox’s Gammon Pool for the Greenwave Invitational.


Staff Report The News Standard Meade County Lady Waves (2-9) sent 2010 out in style with a 62-57 win against host Edmonson County (3-8) on Dec. 31. Freshman guard Raley Johnson led the Lady Waves hitting four 3-pointers on her way to a game team-high 16 points. The Lady Waves also found a spark in the

Jay Panther earned a spot on the 2011 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team on Tuesday, December 22, 2010. Panther finished 2nd overall at the two day U.S. Ski Team ‘Selection’ Event in Steamboat, Colo. With a 6th place finish on Sunday, December 19th, the pressure was on for Tuesday’s competition. It was a nail biting, 11th hour adventure – Panther’s equipment

paint area as senior forward Kristin Benton and eighth grader Morgan Turner each chipped in 13 points against Edmonson County. Turner also led the Lady Waves with team-high seven rebounds. Turner, who normally is the first person off the bench for the Lady Waves, helped Meade County take an 18-0 bench scoring advantage against the

Lady Cats. Edmonson County freshman guard Madison Rich scored a gamehigh 20 points, but was limited to one of nine three point shooting. Meade County returns to the court tomorrow night at 6 p.m. against the visiting Australian National Wanneroo Wolves at Meade County High School.

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Thomas Wilson participates in the Greenwave shoot around before their game against Floyd Central. jump to shoot left-handed layups, I can’t really explode off my right foot.” Wilson is just glad to be back on the court with his teammates regardless of his limitations at this point of the season. “It was nice to get back

out there,” Wilson said. “It’s hard to watch from the bench when you feel like you could help and you don’t have an opportunity to.” Meade County returns to the hardwood tonight to face off against visiting John Hardin at 7:30 p.m.

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Kelsey English has been a member of the Lady Waves swimming team since the 7th grade.

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From page B1 were playing,” Garris said. “There was nobody for Stephen and Wes to guard. It was play Thomas to have a chance to win. We had to get quicker.” In Wilson’s first minutes of the season, Garris was pleased with what he saw from his junior forward. “He did alright when he was out there until he got tired,” Garris said. “He is just going to have to play his way into shape.” The ankle injury was the first time that Wilson has ever been forced to miss a substantial amount of time from either the football or basketball team due to an injury. The time on the sidelines was tough for Wilson who said at times he felt helpless having to watch the Greenwave struggle with a lack of depth while he was out. “It’s hard,” Wilson said. “I couldn’t help my teammates while I was out.” Besides his athletic abilities, Wilson brings to the court a quality the team has been missing and needs in a vocal leader. “No one wants to listen to the injured kid,” Wilson said. “I wasn’t going through what they were. If I wanted to say something, I felt like I couldn’t. That was probably the hardest being out.” Though Wilson has returned for the Greenwave, he still is facing some issues with his recovering right ankle. “It’s still not 100 percent,” Wilson said. “When I try to

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was missing the morning of his first round on Tuesday. Panther finished 11th on his 1st run, Jay was steadfast to win his 2nd run. Jay skied flawlessly taking 2nd place on his 2nd run which earned him the last spot on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. L.J. Panther, Jay Panther’s father, was able to be there for the event and he commented on his son’s success. “We went to the U.S. team coach’s hotel and it was like Christmas. They


Jay Panther, born in Louisville, Ky., finishing in second place at the U.S. Ski Team event, earning a spot on the U.S. team.

laid the team gear under this huge Christmas tree. He got this huge suitcase on wheels with U.S. ski team logos on it with a snowflake theme... very cool. He got the team uniform which is a huge status symbol, of course. He got three pairs of ski pants, three jackets of different weights, gloves, socks, long underwear etc. etc.... all with U.S. Ski team plastered all over them. It’s been a long six years since this kid headed west to resume competitive skiing. He almost made the team a couple of times only to face disappointment. We all began to ask how much longer he was going to pursue this, but he never wavered... he would compete until he got where he wanted to go. I guess hard work really does get paid off in the end,” L.J. Panther said. Jay graduated from Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he won the Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy, was a Coca-Cola Scholar and also an eight time first team academic all-state winner, as well as a President’s Scholar. Jay went to Vanderbilt on a full scholarship and played baseball his freshman year before leaving to head west to compete again. Jay is now a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. He has won International events and defeated Olympic Champions and looks forward to competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Sticking with their trend of slow starts so far this season, the Meade County Greenwave overcame a sluggish first half to down the Australian National Wanneroo Wolves 63-44 in the first round of the First Southern Bank/Roy’s BBQ Classic at Logan County High School. The Greenwave continuously put themselves at a disadvantage by committing unforced turnovers and missing open shots from the opening tip allowing the Wolves to jump out to an early lead. “It’s the same type of deal we had last week,” Meade County head coach Jerry Garris said. “We kind of sleep walked there for a little bit.” The unfocused Waves let the Wolves stay close throughout the first half due to 10 turnovers and missing nine of 13 three point shot attempts, but Meade County still led 25-24 at halftime. Despite the sluggish start, the Greenwave found a timely spark off the bench in junior guard Bo Wilson. Wilson, normally a starter for the Greenwave, scored six first half points coming off the bench because he was fight-

Miscues From page B1 Meade County had problems with Floyd Central’s defense, but also were not helped early in the game when sophomore guard Bryce Garris was forced out just three minutes into the game due to re-injuring his thumb. “With Bryce out, people were forced to play different positions and do different things,” Jerry Garris said. “He had stretched his ligaments in his thumb before and he got it caught up in someone’s jersey tonight. It’s one of those injuries where he might need time in a splint. We will just have to see.” The 3-point shooting the Greenwave had been searching for up until this point of the season seemed to have finally arrived at the beginning of the contest against the Highlanders. Facing a 2/3 zone from the Highlanders, the Greenwave sent a player into the middle of the zone defense and efficiently passed the ball around the zone and connected on open 3 point shot attempts. Chase Garris quickly nailed two three pointers and Bo Wilson added another from the top or the 3-point arc in the first quarter. “As bad as we had shot it, eventually they’re going to start to fall,” Chase Garris said. “It’s a confidence booster for us.”

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ing through an illness heading into the tournament. “It wasn’t a cold or anything like that. I just had a headache and didn’t feel good yesterday,” Wilson said. “I came out and felt like I had a lot of energy. I guess taking a few days off helped because I felt like I was ready to go.” Wilson, finished as Meade County’s second leading scorer with 15 points, hitting seven of eight free throw attempts while recording five assists and five steals. “I thought it was a pretty darn good ball game for being sick,” Garris said. “If he’s going to be like that, I will take him sick every night.” After a first half full of turnovers and missed three-point shot attempts, the Greenwave turned up their intensity on the defensive end to help fuel its offensive attack during the second half. Meade County forced Wanneroo into 12 secondhalf turnovers and scored 11 points off of the Wolves mistakes. The extra possessions for Meade County helped the Greenwave settle into some of its set plays that led to open three point shot attempts. Unlike the first half, the 3-point shots started to fall as the Greenwave

knocked down six of their nine attempts in the second half. “That second half is the best we have looked in our sets in a while,” Garris said. “That’s the whole deal if you make shots you get a little bit more pep in your step. We finally did hit some shots.” Five three pointers helped fuel the Greenwave’s 24 point scoring third quarter pushing Meade County out to an 49-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Garris credited the more efficient shooting throughout the third quarter to the Greenwave’s ability to make the Wolves defense work to try to guard Meade County’s shooters. “The first half — it was one pass and chuck it,” Garris said. “We never made the defense guard us. You don’t have to guard like that. We might have been open, but we were more open when we made a few cuts and got their defense more extended.” The 13-point Greenwave lead extended to as much as 20 points during the fourth quarter. Meade County will square off against the Wanneroo Wolves for the second time this season on Jan. 8th at Meade County.

Cheaney Schwartz drives to the basket against an Australian National team player. Schwartz scored a game high 18 points against the Wanneroo Wolves.

With the struggles the Greenwave have had knocking down three point attempts and the hard work the guards had put into improving in practice, forward Wes Dowell was glad to see some of his teammate’s hard work start to pay off. “It was good to see them hitting because they practice it so hard,” Dowell said. “It goes down for them in practice and it’s good to see it translate into the actual game.” Despite their 12 turnovers and being outscored at the free throw line 6-0 by halftime, the Greenwave were only trailing 22-20 at the break due to knocking down four 3-pointers. “We shot it better tonight than we have all year,” Jerry Garris said. At the start of the second half, the Highlanders started to use its superior size around the basket to take control of the game. The outsized Greenwave players tried to pressure the Highlanders’ guards and keep the ball from getting into the bigger players, but once the ball made its way into the hands of forwards Jordan Thompson and Barrett Crone it led to easy baskets or a free trip to the free throw line. After hitting six of seven free throw attempts in the first half, the Highlanders went on to score 13 of its 35 total second half points from the free throw line. Floyd Central finished the

game 19 of 26 from the free throw line. While the Highlanders spent the second half at the free throw line, the outsized Greenwave players attempted only four total free throws the entire game, hitting all four attempts. “We never got into the bonus,” Jerry Garris said. “We shoot four free throws all night. They guarded us pretty well, but we didn’t do some things right (on offense).” Despite the difference in free throw attempts between the two teams, Chase Garris didn’t believe one team was fouling the other team more than the other. “We got bumped just as much as them, but that’s just home court advantage that’s going to happen. It’s part of it,” Chase Garris said. Even with the discrepancy in free throw attempts and Meade County’s turnovers on offense, the Greenwave managed to keep themselves in the game throughout the fourth quarter with timely baskets from junior guard Bo Wilson. Early in the fourth quarter, Wilson drove into the paint twice scoring over top of the taller Highlander defenders both times stopping Floyd Central scoring runs. Wilson led the Greenwave in scoring for the game with 12 points. Despite the Greenwave’s ability to hang around throughout, they were never able to cut the Highlander lead during the

fourth quarter any lower than five points. Cheaney Schwartz’ two successful free throws brought the Greenwave within 43-38 during the fourth quarter, but Meade County was unable to pull any closer as Thompson scored while being fouled and hit the ensuing free throw, pushing Floyd Central’s lead back out to eight points. Meade County was never able to cut the lead any lower than six points the rest of the way. “It’s difficult. You try as hard as you can and then still get the same result,” Dowell said of coming close and not getting the win. “It’s kind of depressing.” In a game where Meade County shot 48 percent from the field, hit six three pointers and out rebounded a bigger Highlander team 25-21, the 19 turnovers and 19 Highlander points from the free throw line proved to be the difference between winning and losing. “If someone would have told me before the game we would have won those three things I would have said we won,” Jerry Garris said. “Seems like we’re always fighting from behind. We keep fighting and fighting. We just haven’t got it done.” The Greenwave return to the court tonight to face off against visiting John Hardin at 7:30 p.m. Meade County— 11 9 12 16—48 Floyd Central— 12 10 15


20—57 Meade County — Chase Garris 6, Bo Wilson 12, Thomas Wilson 6, Cheaney Schwartz 9, Brady Smith 7, Stephen Compton 4, Wes Dowell 4

Floyd Central— Nick Veroff 11, Wade Niehoff 14, Quinton Miller 6, Gavin O’Neal 1, Connor Schellenberg 6, Barrett Crone 10, Jordan Thompson 7, Dylan Jenney 2.

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FRANKFORT — A record wild turkey harvest, the return of the alligator gar and southcentral Kentucky received two new wildlife management areas, are just some of the highlights of the past year. Here’s a look back at the top 10 stories of 2010: 1. Hunters took a record 36,094 wild turkeys during the state’s 23-day spring season, which closed May 9. The record harvest was achieved despite high winds, heavy rains and extensive flooding which made the hunting difficult during the last two weeks of the season. Steven Dobey, wild turkey biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said he believed the foul weather had an impact on the harvest. “It rained the last two weekends of the season,” he noted. “If it had been clear, I think over 40,000 birds would have been taken.” The final tally for the 2010 spring season was an increase of 24 percent over the 29,007 taken during the 2009 spring season. 2. Dr. Jonathan Gassett, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, will serve as an officer for both a regional and national association of fish and wildlife agencies in 2011. In May, Gassett was elected president of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA). SEAFWA has member agencies in 15 states and two U.S. territories. “Election as president of SEAFWA is a reflection of the esteem in which Commissioner Gassett is held by his peers in the other 14 southeastern states,” Bob Brantley, SEAFWA executive secretary said. “It also speaks to their

high regard for the leadership the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provides in fish and wildlife conservation and management.” In December, Gassett was named vice president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). He previously served as the organization’s secretary/treasurer, and currently serves as the vice-chairman of its executive committee. “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 came to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in 1999 to head the agency’s elk restoration and deer programs. He headed the department’s Wildlife Division for four years, before becoming commissioner in 2005. 3. A restoration project hopes to bring back a native fish species absent from the sloughs, backwaters and bayous of western Kentucky waters for over 40 years — the alligator gar. Alligator gar restoration efforts, which began last year, shifted to the Clark’s River in 2010. “We have stationary receivers to monitor the movements of tagged fish from tributary streams to the major rivers,” Paul Rister, western fisheries district biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife said. “We can track the gar stocked in Clark’s River as they move into the Tennessee and Ohio rivers.” Alligator gar once swam in all the major rivers in western Kentucky.The alligator gar is listed by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission as an endangered species. Federal funds from the State

Wildlife Grants program, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are being used to help fund the alligator gar restoration efforts in Kentucky, and several other neighboring states, including Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee. The restoration effort provides fisheries biologists a unique opportunity to learn about the alligator gar’s biology, movements and habitat preferences in Kentucky. 5. In June, the department announced plans to acquire the 2,155-acre Otter Creek Park in Meade County and operate it as an outdoor recreation area. The park, property of the city of Louisville, was forced to close for financial reasons. Commissioner Jon Gassett said Kentucky Fish and Wildlife plans to reopen Otter Creek in 2011 with user fees offsetting operational costs. Activities at the park will include: picnicking, hiking, bird watching, fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding and mountain biking. 6. In early August, the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort unveiled its new, interactive exhibit “Get on Board.” The entryway to the exhibit looks like the mouth of a Kentucky spotted bass. Visitors learn about the efforts of fisheries biologists to manage and maintain healthy fish populations. They also discover how fish hatcheries function, ways that fish populations are sampled and the funding for fishery management programs. 7. In mid-August, Gov. Steve Beshear appointed three new members to the nine-member Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission, which works with the department to establish policy and regulations. David M. Williams II, of Reynolds Station, is an agent

with Kentucky Farm Bureau. Williams will represent the Second Wildlife District. He replaces Dale Franklin, whose term expired. Stuart N. Ray, of Louisville, is executive vice-president of Steel Technologies, LLC. He will represent the Third Wildlife District. He replaces Tony Brown, whose term expired. Norman “Joe” Fryman, of Paris, is senior vice-president of Kentucky Bank. He will represent the Eighth Wildlife District. He replaces Rick D. Storm, whose term expired. Each term is effective through Aug. 13, 2014. 8. On Aug. 21, two new state wildlife management areas opened to public hunting in south-central Kentucky — the 1,293-acre Marion County WMA and State Forest and the 859-acre Buck Creek WMA in Pulaski County. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and Marion County jointly own the Marion County Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which was purchased with money from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund and the federal Wildlife Restoration program. Buck Creek WMA was acquired through the Kentucky Wetland and Stream Mitigation Fund to protect this unique area and offer public access. This program uses the Fee-In-Lieu Mitiga-


Two new state wildlife management areas were opened in south-central Kentucky for public hunting in 2010. tion Fund to compensate for stream losses in each river basin across Kentucky as authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 9. In October, a land trade involving 1,530 acres in Ohio County on Peabody WMA was announced which gives

anglers access to 10 lakes and forested land that offers excellent deer and turkey hunting opportunities. 10. In early November, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife announced a series of nine town hall meetings to be held across the state.




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Sought after sport fish MEADE COUNTY featured this weekend SCHOOL MENUS Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources FRANKFORT — Watch the story of a much sought but seldom caught sportfish — the muskellunge — on “Kentucky Afield” television this weekend, Jan. 8 and 9. Anglers know the muskellunge by any number of colorful descriptions, including the fish of a thousand casts. Not so commonly known is the precarious route that this fish must take before it winds up at the end of the line. The muskellunge story begins at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery

near Morehead. “Kentucky Afield” cameras follow the process from spawning in the laboratory setting to releasing into lakes and streams. This segment features Hatchery Manager Rod Middleton along with Sarah Terry, the angler who caught Kentucky’s state record muskellunge. “Kentucky Afield” is a production of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It is the longest continuously running outdoor television show in the nation. The program airs at 8:30 p.m. Eastern /7:30 p.m. Central Saturdays, and repeats at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central Sundays on KET 1.

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1. Name the female singer who released “The Way We Were.” 2. Which one-hit-wonder group recorded “Nobody But Me” in 1968? 3. What was the original name of the group B.T. Express? Name its 1974 hit. 4. Which group was Peter Cetera in before going out on his own? 5. Name the singer who released “Undercover Angel.” 6. Who was the original drummer for the Eagles? What year did he start? Answers 1. Barbra Streisand. The song was on the soundtrack of the 1973 film by the same name and won multiple awards. 2. The Human Beinz. 3. Brooklyn Trucking Express. “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)” rose to No. 2 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 on R&B. 4. Chicago. His first solo, “Glory of Love,” was the theme song to the film “Karate Kid Part 2” in 1986. 5. Alan O’Day, in 1977. While he’s not especially well-known for his singing, he’s written a wealth of material for other artists, as well as National Geographic and “Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies.” 6. Don Henley started when the band formed in 1971 and stayed until 1980, when the band broke up. He came back when they regrouped in 1994. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Trivia Test

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1. ANATOMY: Where in the human body is the mandible? 2. MYTHOLOGY: According to Greek mythology, who ferries the souls of the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: By what common name is the pirate’s flag of skull and crossbones known? 4. ENTERTAINERS: Which actress was born with the name Betty Joan Perske? 5. MEASUREMENTS: What does a tachometer measure? 6. HISTORY: What was the first year of the winter Olympic Games? 7. GEOGRAPHY: Where is Valley Forge, site of George Washington’s encampment during the Revolutionary War? 8. ASTRONOMY: Europa is a moon of which planet? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote “The Tropic of Cancer”? 10. LANGUAGE: In poetic terms, what is a “tarn”? Answers 1. Lower jaw 2. Charon 3. Jolly Roger 4. Lauren Bacall 5. Speed in rotations per minute

6. 1924 7. Pennsylvania 8. Jupiter 9. Henry Miller 10. Mountain lake

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Paws Corner By Sam Mazzotta Putting the Kibosh on Nuisance Barking

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: What is the best way to get my 6-month-old dog, “Kit,” to quit nuisance barking, and does Bark Off really work? — Phillip M., via email DEAR PHILLIP: The best way to address nuisance barking is through daily, attentive training methods. Whether you spring for an ultrasonic “anti-barking” device or something else, the key to reducing or stopping Kit’s barking is spending time with him, teaching him not to bark incessantly. The most common training method to stop unwanted barking is to distract the dog with a noise, a hiss or a sharp “no!” Or, in the case of the device mentioned, an “ultrasonic” noise that does the same thing. No matter how much money you spend or don’t spend, that’s really the key technique. But there’s more to it. When I say “distract,” that doesn’t mean just hissing, shaking a can of pennies or pressing an ultrasonic control button from your cozy spot on the couch. I mean, distract immediately, then get up and go to Kit and have him sit and stay for a minute. When he does that, give him lots of praise. Then — and this may sound revolutionary — spend more time with him, training or playing. Just pressing a button and ignoring your dog won’t solve the problem. The button you should press when Kit’s barking is the pause button on your DVR. Kit, at 6 months, is going through a bit of a change, heading into puppy puberty. He’s energetic and pushing the envelope. So be firm and consistent with his obedience training, play with him to work off that energy, and set a daily schedule for him — feeding, walks, training, play, sleep — and stick to it. It will take a few weeks to reduce his barking this way, but it’s worth it. 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. Find more pet advice and resources at Want to adopt a pet? Contact the Meade County Animal Shelter at 4222064 for more information and don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets. The animal shelter also accepts donations of pine cleaner, paper towels and bleach. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky

Q: I love the FX show “Justified,” especially its star, Timothy Olyphant. I saw that he guest-starred on a few episodes of “The Office,” which he was great in, but it got me nervous that maybe “Justified” had been canceled. Has it? — Gennifer G., via e-mail A: Don’t you worry — you’re in for another season of gun slinging when “Justified” returns for its sophomore season on Wednesday, Feb. 9, on FX. Not only will Timothy return as U.S. DepErin Karpluk uty Marshal Raylan Givens, we’ll also see some new faces. New cast members include Margo Martindale (“Mercy”), Jeremy Davies (“Lost”), Joseph Lyle Taylor (“100 Centre Street”) and Brad William Henke (“October Road”). They will all play members of the Bennett family, the biggest pot farmers in eastern Kentucky. Q: When will my favorite show, “Being Erica,” be back on SoapNet? It seems like it’s been forever! — Nicole S., Sacramento, Calif. A: Erin Karpluk and cast will be back for another season of timetraveling psychotherapy on Jan. 26 on SOAPnet at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Erica has graduated to group therapy, which means the introduction of some new cast members (as well as few visits from some familiar faces). When I spoke with Erin recently, I asked her what viewers can expect in the highly anticipated third season. “It’s the same show, but it seems like we just went deeper into everything, into all of Erica’s different relationships and with her therapy, she said. “This season is about transformations. New characters are introduced. There’s a character, Adam, that’s introduced. I won’t say anything too much about what their relationship is, because Erica and Adam ended up with a very strong connection to each other. A new doctor is introduced, Dr. Arthur. “Kai returns; Cassidy returns; Erica’s sister, Sam, gets a boyfriend, Lenin. Barb goes through some serious life changes. Erica is mourning the loss of her relationship with Ethan in a very realistic way. And there’s also Erica’s budding business with Julianne. They’re trying to get 50/50 Press up and running, and that will bring a lot of comedy to the show.” Q: Has “Medium” been canceled? — Frankie T., via e-mail A: The struggling drama starring Patricia Arquette and Jake Weber has indeed been canceled for the second time. The first time was in 2009, when NBC dropped the show from its schedule and CBS picked it up. But CBS recently announced that it had reduced season seven’s episodes from 22 to 13, with the series finale airing on Friday, Jan. 21. Q: I love the Syfy series “Haven.” Will it be coming back? — Mary D. in Oklahoma A: Syfy has renewed the supernatural drama series (based on Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid”) for a second season. The new season begins production in the spring and should start airing this summer (although a solid release date has not been issued). 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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ALL MY CHILDREN: Erica admitted that Kendall didn’t remember shooting David. Damon and Colby broke up. Erica and Caleb shared an unexpected kiss. Annie became more and more insecure about JR’s commitment to her. Frankie warned Madison not to trust Greenlee. Liza found herself kissing Damon in an effort to console him about Colby. Scott warned Ryan that JR might be coming after his company. A comatose David Robin Strasser stars as “Dorian” began showing signs of life on “One Life to Live” when he whispered Kendall’s name. Wait to See: Annie becomes increasingly unhinged. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Liam begged Hope to forgive him for sleeping with Amber. Whip admitted to Taylor that he was the one who took the photo of Brooke and Thomas backstage. Liam told his father that he didn’t want to be the company’s future anymore. Brooke and Thomas flew to Paris for a press conference. Nick stepped up for Owen on the day of the vow renewal ceremony. Wait to See: Hope faces off against Amber and Tawny. DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Brady and Kate plotted their revenge against Vivian. Johnny ran away from home and was briefly reunited with Sami at the police station. Vivian and Gus were pushed out of a plane. Nathan confronted Stephanie on their wedding day about changing the DNA test results. An old friend helped Bo and Hope escape by boat. Gus and Vivian found themselves stranded on an island together. Wait to See: Jennifer discovers that Ben has a connection to the prison. GENERAL HOSPITAL: Olivia was in critical condition after the bus accident. Morgan and Kristina were rescued by their siblings. Robin, Patrick and Lisa put aside their differences during the trauma crisis. Elizabeth felt a pang of jealousy when she witnessed the closeness between Lucky and Siobhan. Spinelli asked Diane to help him co-author a children’s book. Abby didn’t accept Carly’s bribe to leave Michael. Wait to See: Sonny asks Dante to be his best man. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Another man answered Layla’s phone when Cristian tried to contact her. Jessica was rushed to the hospital presumably with labor pains. Aubrey met up with her mystery man. Rex hinted to Bo that Inez might have drugged him. Blair and Cristian woke up next to each other on New Year’s Day. Blair received a portrait of herself from Eli. Marty abandoned a pregnant Natalie when she went into labor. Jessica was forced to have a C-section to save her baby. Dorian spied on Echo and Charlie at the AA meeting. Wait to See: Tea confronts Inez with the truth. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Victoria told Billy that her chances were slim to none that she would get pregnant again. Colin suspected that Blake had feelings for Lily. Daisy knocked Daniel unconscious and left their baby in a church. Katherine wanted Colin investigated for Jill’s sake. Heather was served with a subpoena for her deposition against Owen. Cane told Sofia that Blake was blackmailing him. Wait to See: Jack delves deeper into Skye’s disappearance. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

ACROSS 1 Peculiar 4 Bikini half 7 Poet Angelou 11 Satirical comic Sahl 13 “- the ramparts ...” 14 Mid-month date 15 Celebrity 16 Witty one 17 Last year’s frosh 18 Skewered entree 20 Mineral hardness scale name 22 Apprehend 24 Toy (with) 28 Sheriff 32 Did a cobbler’s job 33 Composer Khachaturian

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Last Week’s Solutions

• It was American radio and TV writer and commentator Andy Rooney who made the following sage observation: “Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.” • The iconic 1980s video games Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man had 256 levels, though it’s been reported that on both of them, the 256th level has bugs that make it unplayable. • It takes 450 skilled workers to create a Steinway grand piano — and the piano is made up of about 12,000 individual parts. • If you are like 83 percent of adult Americans, you received a gift you didn’t want during the recent holiday season. • If you’re a heavy coffee drinker, you might want to consider the following: A study conducted in the United Kingdom found that those who reported the highest consumption of caffeine also were more likely to report hallucinations and other extrasensory experiences. • Thought for the Day: “I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.” — Charles Dickens (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Horoscopes ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects call for care in preparing material for submission. Although you might find it bothersome to go over what you’ve done, the fact is, rechecking could be worth your time and effort. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The week is favorable for Bovines who welcome change. New career opportunities wait to be checked out. You might also want to get started on that home makeover you’ve been considering. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might have to be extra careful to protect that surprise you have planned, thanks to a certain snoopy someone who wants to know more about your plans than you’re willing to share. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Family ties are strong this week, although an old and still-unresolved problem might create some unpleasant moments. If so, look to straighten the situation out once and for all. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although the Lion might see it as an act of loyalty and courage to hold on to an increasingly shaky position, it might be wiser to make changes now to prevent a possible meltdown later. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your gift for adding new people to your circle of friends works overtime this week, thanks largely to contacts you made during the holidays. A surprise awaits you at the week’s end. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Don’t hide your talents. It’s a good time to show what you can do to impress people who can do a lot for you. A dispute with a family member might still need some smoothing over. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be open with your colleagues about your plan to bring a workplace matter out into the open. You’ll want their support, and they’ll want to know how you’ll pull it off. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Trying to patch up an unraveling relationship is often easier said than done. But it helps to discuss and work out any problems that arise along the way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While your creative aspect remains high this week, you might want to call on your practical side to help work out the why and wherefore of an upcoming decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Dealing with someone’s disappointment can be difficult for Aquarians, who always try to avoid giving pain. But a full explanation and a show of sympathy can work wonders. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Getting a job-related matter past some major obstacles should be easier this week. A personal situation might take a surprising but not necessarily unwelcome turn by the week’s end. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be both a dreamer and a doer. You consider helping others to be an important part of your life. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Free 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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Pets / Pet Supplies AKC Registered Labrador Retrievers – Black – 7 weeks old. Two males left. Outstanding pedigree. Great hunting dogs or pets. $300. 270-547-0119

Get your adopted pets spayed or neutered! Pets adopted from the Meade County Animal Shelter can be spayed or neutered for free from PINS (Pets in Need Society). www. or call 270-422-3838.

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ATTN: Computer Work. Work from anywhere 27/7. Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/ mo. Full Time. Training provided. or call 1-888-304-2847. Between High School and College? Over 18? Drop that entry level position. Earn what you’re worth!! Travel w/ successful Young business group. Paid training. Transportation, lodging provided. 1-877-646-5050. Cable Installer. Drug Screen and background required. Cat 5/6 experience a plus. 100% travel possible international. AGC- PO Box 177 Prospect, KY 40059

RN Education & Training Director Medco Center of Brandenburg is seeking a RN with proven leadership abilities to facilitate the new hire orientation process and to provide staff training. Our ideal candidate will function in a variety of settings to develop and maintain the competency of all nursing staff to care for residents/patients of various adult ages and needs. Through assessment of the learning needs of staff, planning and implementing programs to meet these needs, and evaluating the outcomes; the ETD contributes to the implementation of, and adherence to, federal and state regulations. Requirements for the position include a current Kentucky RN licensure previous LTC experience. Interested candidates can inquire at: Medco Center of Brandenburg • 814 Old Ekron Road Brandenburg, KY 40108 • Phone (270) 422-2148 Fax (270) 422-4791 • Or email Denise Sutherland at • Extendicare EOE



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MISSING: Young female lemon beagle. Pine Ridge Road/Knob Road area of Wolf Creek. Belongs to Children. Not a candidate for hunting or breeding. Got off her cable on 12/20. Please call with info: 270-945-9755. She is missed greatly.

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

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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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.

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

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The News Standard 270-422-4542 LOST DOG!! On Nov. 19 at around 2:30 pm 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 E-town Barnes & Noble bookstore. She 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. Please call Misty at 270980-1044 or 270-5470880 or 270-547-3730 with info. God bless.

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Classifieds Work! Placing your ad in The News Standard’s classified section will get results. Simply fill out the form below and mail it with your check or money order made out to The News Standard. Your ad will appear in the next issue of your hometown newspaper. Price: $7.00 for up to 25 words • Each additional word 25¢ Mail To: The News Standard 1065 Old Ekron Road Brandenburg, KY 40108

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LAND FOR SALE 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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Gun Show. Jan. 8-9. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-3. Lexington Heritage Hall (430 W. Vine St.) Buy- Sell- Trade. Info: (563)927-8176

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.

Support Groups 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. 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. 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. OPEN DOOR ALATEEN GROUP: Alcohalt House, 2255 Fairgrounds Road. Meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. These meetings are for Al-Anon and Alateen members only. You qualify for membership if your life has been or is being deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. Please come to any Al-Anon or Alateen Opened or Closed meetings! Call 270-4221050 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. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Support groups typically meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. and the 1st Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Registration is required. Call to register or for more information, call 270-706-5092 or 270-706-5071. LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Hardin Memorial Hospital Therapy and Sports Medicine Center at 1111 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 270-706-5010 or e-mail Beth Greenwell at BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, in 5A at 6 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Individuals who have had surgery, as well as those who are considering having the surgery are welcome. For more information, call Marcia Barnes, R.N. at 270-706-1559.

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Submitted by Meade County Schools

Every attempt is made to maintain the operation of the Meade County School System on a regular schedule. However, as the buses travel 5,000 miles a day, road conditions in various parts of the county may differ widely. In case of inclement weather, district personnel follow established procedures before making the decision to delay or cancel school. Between 3 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., the transportation director monitors local weather conditions and forecasts on radio, television, and local time/temperature (547-1111); checks computerized radar screens; talks with officials of neighboring school districts; and communicates with state and county highway departments as well as 911 emergency services. From 4:45 a.m. to 5:45 a.m., four district administrators, who stay in contact by cell phone, travel roads in different geographical areas of Meade County. At 5:45 a.m. district administrators report back to the board of education, continue to monitor weather conditions, and make decisions about schedule changes. This decision must be determined by 6 a.m. as the first bus driver begins her route at 6:15 a.m. The decision is announced on WMMG radio, 93.5 FM at 6 a.m. Four Louisville television stations are notified. All bus drivers and school administrators are contacted. E-mail notification and/ or text messages are sent to subscribers of Meade County Schools’ Notify Me Program.

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 message is recorded on the board telephone’s voice mail system, 270-422-7500. If weather conditions deteriorate while buses are in route, we hold buses at elementary schools until roads have improved sufficiently for travel to the middle and high schools. At times, schools may be delayed one or two hours in order to ensure that buses are traveling in daylight hours and drivers have increased visibility. In case of any delay, parents and students should continue to listen to WMMG 93.5 as weather conditions may warrant other schedule changes. First and foremost, we telephone Dave Clark at WMMG 93.5 — either at his home phone, cell phone, or work phone — so that announcements can be aired when the station signs on at 6 a.m. We maintain continued contact with WMMG 93.5, as necessary, in order to provide updates for the community. Again, school delays of one or two hours may at times result in cancellations so parents and students should continue to listen to the radio station. We telephone WHAS radio, 840 AM, as well as all four Louisville television stations, WHAS, WAVE, WLKY, and FOX. (Because television systems are automated, local updates may not be broadcast as quickly as they are on WMMG 93.5 radio.) We have previously communicated with elementary parents and maintain records of any transportation changes that children should follow on days of early dismissal or midday cancellations of afternoon preschool programs.

A copy of snow routes has previously been sent home with students, published in local papers, and posted on the Meade County Schools’ Web site ( >departments>transportation). Snow routes may vary in cases of extreme weather and unsafe road conditions; in that case, we will ask parents to meet buses at main roads. All announcements of delays or cancellations are communicated via email or text message to subscribers of Notify Me ( All bus drivers have cell phones on their buses for communication with district or school staff. The bus drivers, who complete an extensive amount of training, do an outstanding job in providing safe transportation for Meade County’s students each day. In addition, the bus garage staff is at work at 6:30 a.m., and the receptionist at the board office reports at 7 a.m. District and school staff members also handle unusual situations with any schedule changes, but again the wellbeing of our students is our foremost concern. Even with all the information that we receive from the media and technology, and in spite of all precautions that we take, Mother Nature may still not cooperate. Therefore, parents must always use their best judgment in making decisions about the transportation of their children. The goal for all is the same — making sure that students leave and return home safely each and every day.

sure there is an alarm outside every separate sleeping area. Mount smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings. Ceilingmounted alarms should be installed at least four inches away from the nearest wall; wall-mounted alarms should be installed four to 12 inches away from the ceiling. It is important to remember to change the batteries once a year. Pick a day that is easily remembered to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. “People need to understand how little time they have to get to safety,” Swope said. “Just remember not to panic, and use your escape plan. If everyone took these basic steps, we could significantly reduce the deaths and injuries resulting from those fires.” Cold Weather Fire Safety Tips for the Home •Make sure there is a working smoke detector on every level of the home. Check the batteries every six months (Daylight Saving Time in April and October are a good rule of thumb) and replace them annually. •Develop a home fire escape plan with two exits from every room. Establish a meeting place in a safe location so all family members can be accounted for. Call the fire department from a cordless phone, at a neighbor’s home or other safe location. Never re-enter a burning building for any reason. Practice your home escape plan every six months and consider practicing it at night when most home fires occur. •Consider installing carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home, near sleeping areas where the audible alarm can be heard. If the alarm goes off, exit the home and call 911. Recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and immediately exit the home if you suspect the presence of carbon monoxide. Call 911 from a safe location. Safe Heating Tips Most home-heating fires involve portable heaters and space heaters, with gas and kerosene heaters accounting for the highest fatality risk. However, all

heating systems, including fireplaces, can be dangerous if not used and maintained properly. Before buying any heating equipment, check with your local fire department to ensure what you’re buying conforms to local building and/or fire codes. When shopping for portable heaters or space heaters, look for automatic shut-off safety features. All portable heaters should bear the mark of an independent testing laboratory indicating that the heater has met basic safety standards. Fireplaces When you use your fireplace, protect your home from sparks by using a fire screen made of sturdy metal or heattempered glass. Only burn dry wood. Carefully add wood; sparks can escape into the room while the screen is open. Be sure dampers are in working order, and never leave fires unattended. Vents and Chimneys All fueled heaters must be vented to prevent dangerous carbon monoxide buildup in your home. Creosote and carbon deposits caused by inefficient burning in fireplaces and wood stoves can coat chimney flues and pose a fire hazard. Have your chimney inspected by a professional before each heating season and have it cleaned if necessary. Unusually high concentrations of chimney deposits could mean your fireplace or wood stove is not burning efficiently and should be inspected for defects. If you use a wood stove, have the flue and chimney connection regularly inspected and cleaned. Consider installing a spark arrester on top of any chimney that vents a solidfuel stove or fireplace. Space Heaters Give space heaters space. Keep all combustible materials away from portable and space heaters. Place all space heaters at least three feet from furniture, walls, curtains or anything else that could catch fire. Turn off space heaters when you leave home or go to bed. For information on fire safety, visit the Division of Fire Prevention’s website at

Kentuckians be aware of house fire threats Submitted by the Ky. Public Protection Cabinet

English Estates is located ........................ 1.5 mile West of Brandenburg By Pass Indian Oaks is located .............................. 2.5 miles South of Brandenburg By Pass Meade Springs is located ......................... 1 mile South of Brandenburg By Pass Hardesty Raymond Rd is located ........... between Payneville and Webster, Ky.

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FRANKFORT — “It can happen to you.” That’s the warning of Kentucky Fire Marshal William Swope, who is reminding Kentuckians of fire safety during the holiday season and throughout the cold weather months. Since Dec. 3, Kentucky has experienced four home fires resulting in 10 deaths, including seven children. Preliminary investigations indicate that the use of portable heating units could be the cause in most of those fires, according to the Division of Fire Prevention in the Public Protection Cabinet. Swope, who serves as director of the fire prevention division, is calling on families to take the time to identify fire hazards and put preventive measures in place for protection. “The one thing I’d like to hammer home to people is to have a fire escape plan and to practice it with all of the members of your household over and over again. The plan should include having smoke alarms with working batteries in the appropriate locations and properly using alternative and supplemental heating units.” Swope advises Kentuckians to plan escape routes by drawing a map of the home, identifying two ways to exit and choosing a location for everyone to meet outside the burning structure. Parents or other adults should have a plan to assist small children, the elderly and those with disabilities out of the home. Everyone should remember to stay close to the floor when escaping a burning home. According to Swope, many fatalities and injuries could be avoided if residents would take these basic steps to protect themselves during house fires. Besides having an evacuation plan, it is imperative to have operational smoke alarms throughout your home. Proper placement of smoke alarms is also important. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, making


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Upcoming poetry contest to showcase 4-H creativity, talent Carole Goodwin 4-H & Youth Development

4-Hers it is time to start thinking about our poetry contest. In the past, we have had some excellent winners in this competition. If you have to write a poem in school, you can submit it in this contest. Come on give it a try. What do you have to lose? Rules of the Contest:

1. Twelve poems per county may be entered for district judging. Recommend six junior and six senior entries per county. However, any combination of 12 or less will be accepted. 2. Age divisions: A. Junior: 9-13 age as of Jan. 1, 2011. B. Senior: 14-18 age as of Jan. 1, 2011 3. Poems must be the original work of 4-H member. Poems from other sources will not be accepted. Counties are encouraged to require county winners to sign a statement of au-

thenticity before forwarding county winners to district. Statements of authenticity should not be forwarded to district. 4. Poem must be titled and may be on any subject. 5. No clipart is to be included. 6. Length of poem: A. Juniors - three line minimum, 25 line maximum. B. Seniors - three line minimum, 28 line maximum. Please note: Haikus are one sentence, 17 syllables on three lines - five, seven, five. 7. Poems must never have

been published or submitted to another agency. 8. No poems will be returned. 9. Poems will be evaluated based on the attached score sheet. 10. All poems entered in the District contest will be published in a District Poetry Book. Poetry books should be available by mid-April. Estimated cost per book is $3.25 - $3.50. The top three junior and top three senior poems will be framed and presented to their authors. County deadline is Feb. 18, 2011, and must be sub-

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mitted to Carole Goodwin. County poems must be submitted in the following forms: •Printed hard copy with 4-H’ers name, age, and county at end of poem. •Printed hard copy without 4-H’ers name, age and county. •Times New Roman font, size 12 •Single spaced •Margins of 1” on all sides •Do not use any formatting including tabs, bolds, italics, underline, repeated “space”, etc. Do not use any formatting.

•Skip one blank line after title, one blank line after poem’s ending (before identifying information). •Each identifying information on a single line at bottom of poem, left aligned (i.e. name on one line, age on one line, county on one line). •No clip art allowed •Only one poem per page All questions and poetry entries should be sent to Carole Goodwin, Meade County 4-H Agent, at 1041 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108 or call 270-422-4958.

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Members of the 46th Adjutant General Battalion prepare Ekron Elementary students for lunchtime. Submitted by Jon W. Thomas Principal of Ekron Elementary Members of the 46th Adjutant General Battalion came to Ekron Elementary School on Friday, December 10, loaded with clothing and food for those needing help for the holidays in our community and escorting St. Nick as he visited classrooms.

In addition to adding turkeys and hams to baskets of canned goods collected during a drive sponsored by the Ekron PTO, the soldiers helped serve food to the students during lunch and ate with them in their classrooms. Ekron Elementary School is very appreciative of how the 46th AG BN serves our school and our country.

Filling out FAFSA forms early offers students a better opportunity at grants By Ky. Higher Education Assistance Authority FRANKFORT — Kentucky students who plan to attend an in-state college or university beginning in fall 2011 should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. Filing early increases the student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance

Authority (KHEAA). The FAFSA is available at www. Students attending Kentucky colleges and universities may qualify for College Access Program (CAP) Grants. To qualify, a student must show financial need and be enrolled for at least halftime toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The maximum CAP Grant award is currently $1,900 per year. Students attending most of Kentucky’s private colleges

and universities may qualify for a CAP Grant and a Kentucky Tuition Grant (KTG). KTG awards are based on the same criteria as CAP Grants. The maximum KTG award is currently $2,964 per year. Funding for CAP and KTG is limited, with awards made to qualifying students on a first-come, first-served basis. Award amounts may change based on available funding. For more information about CAP and KTG, visit and

click on Grant Programs for Kentucky Residents under Students and Parents or Adult Learners. You may also e-mail To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, go to For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; or call 800-9288926, ext. 6-7372.

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Library program celebrates the holidays Submitted by Donna Fackler Meade County Public Library On Tuesday Dec. 14, 2010, the Meade County Public Library held its Little Princess Program. The theme was Gingerbread Men. Fourty-three people were in attendance. Children had fun making crafts, eating gingerbread cake and played pin the tail on Rudolph. All the kids got to ride on the gingerbread express and got their picture taken. The Princess program is held the second Tuesday of every month from 6-7 p.m.

A young boy smiles in the handmade gingerbread man train at the library.

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Following these simple measures could save your baby’s life Submitted by Melissa Phillips Meade Co. Health Dept.

Addison Paige Chapman

Christopher and Tracey Chapman would like to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter, Addison Paige Chapman. Addison was born on Nov. 17, 2010, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky.,

and weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. She was greeted by friends and family when arriving at her home in Ekron, Ky., and is adored and loved by everyone she meets.

Naomee Lynn Sershon

Tiah Simmons of Brandenburg, Ky., and Joey Sershon or Radcliff, Ky., would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Naomee Lynn Sershon. She was born Dec. 30, 2010, at 9:02 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her proud grandparents

are Adam Simmons of Brandenburg, Ky., Angie Spargler of Brandenburg, Ky., Paula Deetz of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Joseph Sherson of Des Plaines, Ill. Naomee lives with her mother and her great-grandparents, Bobby and Sharon Simmons. One big happy family.

Marriages Michelle Darlene Smith, 20, of Vine Grove, daughter of Betty Jean Akins Smith and Michael Dean Smith, to Steven Lee Hamlet, Jr., 21, of Battletown, son of Tina Marie Hampton Bush and Steven Lee Hamlet, Sr. Robin Suzanne Thompson, 47, of Brandenburg, daughter of Sue Carol Basham and Densil Foster, to Walter Troy Dunn, 44, of Brandenburg, son of Aleene Hibbs and Walter Ralph Dunn. Kerry Christine Vowels, 31, of Brandenburg, daughter of Sherry Laine Davis and Norman Lee Vowels, to Hugh Thomas Tuell, 39, of Brandenburg, son of Janie Louise Baylor and Lawrence Vincent Tuell.

Jaycee Renee Thiessen, 19, of Guston, daughter of Lisa Rose Masterson and David Ray Thiessen, to Joseph Clayton Franke, 22, of Guston, son of Pam Jo Thompson and Eddie Bernhardt Franke. Virginia Taylor, 66, of Brandenburg, daughter of Emma Lucas and Henry Soch, to Larry Charles Gibson, 56, of Brandenburg, son of Maudi Anna Ice and Hadden Harvey Gibson. Catherine Marie Gerstner, 18, of Radcliff, daughter of Suzanne Elaine Kruining and Edward Coleman Gerstner, to Stephen Bryan Hansen, 24, of Radcliff, son of Kimberly Ann Burlingafe and Thomas Wilson Hansen.

Birthdays January 7: Beth Pike, Joe Lambert January 8: Matt Perna, Molly Padgett, Alexa Pipes, Gracie Todd West January 9: Wayne Nunley, Arnie Duncan January 10: Carolyn Jantzen, Margaret Greenlee January 11: Karen (Snider) Morgan, John Johnston, Jamie Edsell, Angela Lucas, Baley Anne Wilkins January 12: Jessica Morton January 13: Doris Reesor, Mary Ledford, Bella Ettel

Adopt-A-Pet Today • 422-2064 Can’t adopt right now, but still want to help? 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

As the name implies, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant who is younger than 1 year old. It’s a frightening prospect because it can strike without warning, usually in seemingly healthy babies. Most SIDS deaths are associated with sleep (hence the common reference to “crib death”) and infants who die of SIDS show no signs of suffering. A lack of answers is part of what makes SIDS so frightening. Most conditions or diseases are generally diagnosed by the presence of specific symptoms; however SIDS diagnoses come only after all other possible causes of death have been ruled out through a review of the infant’s medical history and environment. SIDS is

the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old, and claims the lives of about 2,500 babies each year in the United States. It remains unpredictable despite years of research. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), health care providers don’t know what exactly causes SIDS, but they do know certain things can help reduce the risk of SIDS. Always place babies on their backs to sleep. Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die of SIDS than babies who sleep on their stomachs or sides. Placing your baby on his or her back to sleep is the number one way to reduce the risk of SIDS. Place your baby on his or her back every time, for naps and at night. Place your baby on a firm sleep surface, such as a safety-approved crib

mattress covered with a fitted sheet. Never place a baby to sleep on a pillow, quilt, sheepskin, or other soft surfaces. Keep soft objects, toys, and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area. Don’t use pillows, blankets, quilts, sheepskins, or pillow-like bumpers in your baby’s sleep area. Keep all items away from the baby’s face. Avoid letting your baby overheat during sleep. Dress your baby in light sleep clothing and keep the room at a temperature that is comfortable for an adult. Other potential risk factors include: smoking, drinking, or drug use during pregnancy, poor prenatal care, prematurity or low birth-weight, mothers younger than 20, and tobacco smoke exposure following birth. Most deaths due to SIDS occur between 2

and 4 months of age, and incidence increases during cold weather. African-American infants are twice as likely and Native American infants are about three times more likely to die from SIDS than Caucasian infants. More boys than girls fall victim to SIDS, as well. For more information on SIDS, you may contact the Meade County Health Department at 270-422-3988.

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