Issuu on Google+




State may soon require drug testing for public assistance, A7

Greenwave rallies in 4th quarter for district win, B1


Stuart Pepper Middle School gets pumped up over academics, B11

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

Friday, Friday,January February28, 26,2011 2010

Volume 5, No. 17

Judge rules Meade County Quarry rezoning decision stands By Brian Graves The News Standard


Meade Co. Planning Director Tony Coletta hangs a notice of zoning change sign at a local quarry in Aug. 2009.


A two-year challenge to the operations of a quarry in the Big Bend area has been ended by a decision of the Meade County Circuit Court. Circuit Court Judge Bruce Butler ruled Tuesday in favor of the Meade County Fiscal Court’s 2009 actions approving the rezoning of the property owned by Meade County Quarry from R-1 (agricultural) to H-1 (heavy industrial).

The case was dismissed with prejudice meaning the plaintiff cannot bring an action on the same claim again. The controversy started in August of 2009 when representatives of the quarry complained about proceedings of the Meade County Planning and Zoning Commission to amend ordinances that would deter the use of explosives in agriculturalzoned areas. David Bell, a resident of the area and eventual plaintiff of the lawsuit, expressed

his support of the changes saying it protected the rural nature of the county. He also presented a petition of 100 names in support of the proposed amendment. The quarry argued Planning Director Tony Coletta had presented only “assumptions” and “conjectures” as to why the ordinance was originally drafted to permit the use of explosives. Quarry representatives argued the change would be costly for the county’s economic development and would limit farmers from

Mastering life’s rhythms By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard He was born without eyes and the ability to straighten his arms and legs. He’ll never be able to walk, but that’s not stopping Patrick Henry Hughes from achieving his dream of putting smiles on people’s faces whether it is playing the piano or his dream of hosting his own game show. Three years ago, Patrick Henry and his family got the opportunity of a lifetime when they were chosen for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition, where they received a brand spanking new home full of new amenities and an apartment so Patrick Henry could live his life with independence. “Life has been absolutely wonderful,” Patrick Henry said. “(The house) has been absolutely wonderful. See LIFE, Page A9

•Awaken your faith with the 2011 women’s conference, Feb. 11 and 12 featuring Meade County’s own MCHS girls basketball legend Dina Disney Hackert along with a concert by Tammy Trent and praise with the Desire Worship Team, A2

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

Patrick Henry Hughes performs some soft melodies on the piano in front of a packed house at Brandenburg United Methodist Church.

WEATHER Fri 1/28



Cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 30s.

Sat 1/29


Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Sun 1/30


Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.

Mon 1/31


Cloudy with a light wintry mix. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s.

Tue 2/1


Rain and snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 20s.

PINS organization alters spay, neuter program By Casey Tolliver The News Standard The Pets In Need Society (PINS) recently received word they were the beneficiary of a $5,000 grant, it was announced at the group’s monthly meeting at Home Plate Restaurant on Monday. PINS received the funding from the Ephraim and Wilma Shaw Roseman Foundation. PINS members also heard that the group’s budget had a deficit of $10,154.40, which was down significantly from last year’s deficit of $19,000, according to PINS president David Kitson. The Shaw Roseman grant wasn’t included in the budget, so the deficit was actually nearer to $5,000 he added. In response to the deficit, Kitson announced PINS has altered it’s spay and neuter program. See PETS, Page A7


The Pets In Need Society recently received a sizeable grant to help in its mission to find homes for animals like this dog at the shelter.

having maximum use of their land. Both sides also disagreed on whether the meeting by Planning and Zoning was properly advertised in accordance with public meeting notification laws. Magistrates of Fiscal Court made the decision to begin the process from the beginning and in June voted on the issue citing hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes realized from the business. That vote failed saying See QUARRY, Page A9

Man targeted by officials for poaching deer By Casey Tolliver The News Standard

It’s not its trophy-esque stature which first roused local interest in the deer, but the illegal prowess employed to obtain it. Meade County resident Ethan Adkisson stood accused of shooting a trophy buck deer on property belonging to his neighbor in Flaherty. “That was a once in a lifetime deer, right there,” Rob- Officer Milburn bie Ammons said, who is a close friend of the owner of the land Adkisson is accused of shooting the deer on and is speaking on behalf of the landowner. See DEER, Page A9

Derby princess crown goes to Big Spring gal By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard

Often times, you can find Caitlin Carter behind the scenes of a high profile event at Western Kentucky University — whether it be interviewing the president at a Board of Regents meeting or talking about new solar panels installed to heat a swimming pool. Typically, Carter is the one telling people where to stand for picCaitlin Carter tures and asking people questions. Now, Carter has gotten a taste of what it’s like to be in front of the camera. Carter, a 19-year-old native of Big Spring, Ky., was recently crowned a 2011 Kentucky Derby Princess. She, along with four other women, will share the title for the Derby festival events. See DERBY, Page A7

News Awaken Women’s Conference open to all walks of faith Friday, January 28, 2011

A2 - The News Standard

By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard The Meade County High School auditorium will transform into a place where women of all walks of faith can come together in one room, join hands, sing and have a good time in 24 hours. This will be a part of the Awaken Women’s Conference, which will be held Feb. 11-12. One thing is for sure, no one will be turned away because of their beliefs. “We just kind of had a vision to have the ability to come in and run a conference, bring people in and encourage women,” said Dina Disney-Hackert, who has helped plan the event and will also speak during the conference. “We also wanted to make it non-denominational. Sometimes when you have it affiliated with certain denominations then people don’t come together.” Hackert spoke with Stephanie Stone, who heads up the women’s ministry at Brandenburg United Methodist Church, and both women decided to hold a conference where all women can be involved. “We decided that we’ll start it here and begin with it here,” Disney-Hackert said. “What a better place that my hometown and to give back to the community that has meant so much in my life. That’s the vision of doing it here.” The lineup for the conference begins Friday, Feb. 11 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and a Tammy Trent concert beginning at 7 p.m. Accord-

Submitted Photo

Dina Disney-Hackert, a native of Meade County, speaks to a group of women at a previous Awaken Women’s Conference. Disney-Hackert said the event is a place to let down walls, have fun and expand your faith. ing to Disney-Hackert, the group was excited that they were able to bring in Trent to the women’s conference. “She has been the female vocalist of the year for the last two years,” Disney-Hackert said. “Tammy is a friend of mine and she actually is doing this community, and myself, a huge favor by partnering with us in the conference and coming to this area. She does venues that fill up thousands of seats. She has such a precious heart, she loves people and is willing to go where God directs her.” On Saturday, Feb. 12, the conference will begin at 9 a.m. with speeches by Disney-

Hackert and Trent, lunch will be served at noon and DisneyHackert will speak again at 1:30 p.m. Holly McWilliams and the Desire Worship Team will also make a appearance. “The atmosphere of the conference is going to be fun,” Disney-Hackert said. “It’s going to be fun, but it’s also going to be very moving. Our theme is ‘discover the hope.’ According to Disney-Hackert, Trent will offer a powerful testimony of how she was widowed at a very young age and how her faith in God was the sustaining factor to get through her difficult times. “We’ll talk a lot about that,” Disney-Hackert said. “I

News Standard receives eight accolades at press banquet

think it will touch and reach everyone.” On the contrary, the conference won’t be full of sad stories. It will also have laughter and some funny moments. “We’ll laugh a lot,” DisneyHackert said. “We’ll have a lot of fun.” The group decided to have the conference in the MCHS auditorium so it could be open to all walks of life. “It’s a very neutral site that allows people, without having any walls up, to come in,” Disney-Hackert said. “With it being non-denominational, I think that will also open the doors as well.” The Awaken Women’s

Conference promises to be different than a traditional worship service, but still maintain some traditional aspects. It will feature a full realm of contemporary music and classic church songs. “We’re going to bring energy and fun so that there won’t be a church atmosphere,” Disney-Hackert said. “That’s part of the reason we’re having it at the auditorium. God will very much be a part of the whole conference.” According to Disney-Hackert, the team chose an awaken theme because “we need to wake up and realize that we need God in our lives. When we put him in our life it really

brings hope and gives us the life we want here and also a hope for the future.” Overall, the goal of the conference is to make it applicable, life changing and fun. “Anytime you get a bunch of women in a room. There is something really special about that,” Disney-Hackert said. As a mother of three children, Disney-Hackert said she knows the difficulties of finding proper childcare. At one point, she said she had three kids all under the age of six. “I know it’s difficult. I know women are working,” she said. “It is hard to set aside a Friday night until 3 p.m. on Saturday. But I want to encourage them, (the conference) will change their life. My life was really changed by going to conferences and setting aside 24 hours ... I promise you, if you come, the investment you put in will change your life.” Currently, Disney-Hackert resides in Michigan with her husband and three children. She graduated from Meade County High School in 1986 and was part of the Lady Waves basketball team that went to the state championship that was coached by Dennis Farmer and Bobby Pollock. Disney-Hackert’s roots run deep in Meade County, so she knew it was the perfect spot for a women’s conference to give back to the community. And not to mention, see some familiar faces and catch up with old friends. For more information on the Awaken Conference, visit www.

Certified Estate Specialist 30 years auction experience

KAA Past President • KAA Hall of Fame Stephen Barr, CAI


Professional Auctioneer Real Estate Broker


File Photo

The News Standard staff poses with the eight awards received at the Kentucky Press Association banquet. LEFT TO RIGHT: Jennifer Shelton, Charlotte Fackler, Brian Graves, Casey Tolliver, Marci Bullock, Jennifer Corbett and Justin Ray. By Brian Graves The News Standard

The News Standard received eight awards for newspaper excellence from the Kentucky Press Association at its recent convention. Association members from across the state gathered in Louisville to hear the results of the yearly awards that recognizes the best of the state’s newspaper and print journalism work. This set of awards brings to 60 the total number The News Standard has received during the four and a half years it has been serving Meade County and the surrounding area. Journalist Casey Tolliver received a first place award for Best General News Story. The award recognized his work on a story first printed in June of last year featuring a homeowner who was facing the removal of his home for 70 years in order to make way for the new Highway 313. “Good job making the story come alive through

the people who are affected,” the judges commented on Tolliver ’s story. Also honored in the news story category was journalist Jennifer Corbett. Her award was for a story printed last April about an 8-year-old who saved his little brother from choking to death after he got tangled up in a swing set rope. The judges commented it was a “great story” with “cute pictures.” Corbett was also awarded in the category of Best Business Story for a June 2010 profile of a local septic pumping business. “Good work and interesting story on a little publicized business,” the judges said. Graphic Designer Jennifer Shelton received recognition for her work in designing a graphic for a special education series. “Effective graph/photo combination that inputs information in an entertaining manner,” judges said. General Manager Charlotte Fackler was also recognized

for her work in designing The News Standard front page. Former Sports Editor Ben Achtabowski was recognized in three separate sports categories. Judges honored him in the Sports Column category for his “Pushy Parents Expect Too Much” opinion piece. In the Best Sports Story category, Achtabowski was honored for a piece on a 2009 season-ending loss by the Meade County Greenwave against Henderson. “Game story captures the moment,” the judges said. “Quotes let the coaches and players tell the story.” Also receiving honors was the News Standard sports section, which judges described as having “creative story telling on each page.” “I am extremely happy with the recognition and honors we received this year,” Fackler said. “It speaks volumes about the quality staff we have which translates into a quality newspaper for our readers, customers, and advertisers.”

You have a choice when it comes to car repair. Insurance companies may tell you that the shop of your choice is not on the “approved” list of shops and that they may not be able to efficiently handle your claim due to your selection of a certain shop, but DO NOT be intimidated by this! Itʼs your RIGHT to choose the shop YOU want to repair your vehicle.

L&L Body Shop

Billy Lancaster / Timmy Lucas, Owners 875 Broadway • Brandenburg • 422-5595

WARM UP to McGehee Insurance Agency We make Insurance Simple

Brandenburg • Radcliff • Hardinsburg •

422-2600 • 351-3500 • 756-5500

County history book kickoff announced Submitted by the Meade County Public Library

The Meade County Historical and Archaeological Preservation Society (MCHAPS) along with the Meade County Public Library will kick off the countywide history book project at the upcoming MCHAPS meeting February 7 at 6 p.m. in the library annex. Residents of Meade County are invited to attend.

The book will include family histories plus histories of the county, communities, churches and schools. “This book is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Meade County to document and preserve their family’s heritage,” said book chairman Gerald Fischer. This hardback, library quality, smyth-sewn, 8-1/2 x 11inch book will be bound in a beautiful, green, swirl-grained

leatherette cover with a gold foil-stamped seal depicting Meade County on the front cover and gold on the spine. All families in Meade County or with ties to the county are invited to submit a family history of up to 500 words and a photo to be included at no charge. The deadline for submitting histories is April 30. For more information contact Rachel Baelz at 270-422-2094.

news • [nooz, nyooz] —noun (usually used with a singular verb)

1. a report of a recent event; intelligence; information 2. get it each week in The News Standard; subscribe today by a. calling 270-422-4542, b. visiting us at 1065 Old Ekron Road in Brandenburg

Friday, January 28, 2011


The News Standard - A3

Mildred Lucille Garretson

Dorothy Mae Wright

Margaret Marie Matthews

Mrs. Mildred Lucille Garretson, 92, of Brandenburg, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Medco of Hardinsburg in Hardinburg, Ky. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Garretson is survived by six children, Donna Bennett of Louisville, Ky., Carla Pack of Flaherty, Ky., Rita Turner of Brandenburg, Ky., Shirley Wiggers of Lexington, Ky., Ronald Garretson of Guston, Ky., and Tommy Garretson of Brandenburg, Ky.; a sister, Kay Williams of Elizabethtown, Ky.; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home. Burial followed at Corydon Cemetery in Henderson, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may be contributions to The American Cancer Society.

Dorothy Mae Wright, 89, of Muldraugh, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Woodland Terrace Health Care in Elizabethtown, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Wright; and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, David Wright of Muldraugh, Ky., and Russell Wright and his wife, Cathy of Vine Grove, Ky.; a daughter, Carla Wright of Georgetown, Ky.; one granddaughter, Kay Wright; and four brothers and sisters. The funeral service was held at 11 a.m.Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky. Burial followed in the Garnettsville Cemetery in Muldraugh, Ky. Condolences may be expressed online at

Wanda Mae Mehler

David Alan Cisco

Wanda Mae Mehler, 75, of Battletown, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at her residence. She was born July 25, 1935 in Rockcastle County, Ky., to the late Joseph B. and Eloise Rogers Counterman. Wanda was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She retired from Phillip Morris after working for them for 29 years. She also loved to play Bingo and loved to visit Las Vegas and play the slot machines. Her husband, Robert Eugene Mehler, Sr.; son, Robert E. Mehler, Jr.; sister, Rachael C. Mobley; brothers, Kenneth and Daniel Eugene Counterman preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Vickie (Donald) Kopatz of Louisville, Ky., Linda Mehler of Brandenburg, Ky., Rhonda (William) Gomez of Brandenburg, Ky., Lisa (Jimmy) Miller of Brandenburg, Ky., Brenda Fentress of Battletown, Ky., and Debbie Fair of Vine Grove, Ky.; brother, Ray Counterman of Battletown, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Central Kentucky.

David Alan Cisco, 53, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at his home. He was a graduate of North Hardin High School, an avid University of Kentucky fan and retired from civil service after 19 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Noel Cisco. He is survived by his children, Victoria Marie Newman of Vine Grove, Ky., David Noel Cisco of Vine Grove, Ky., Heather Theresa Moore of Fall River, Ma.; their mother, Ava Cisco of Vine Grove, Ky.; his mother, Norma Victoria Cisco of Vine Grove, Ky.; three sisters, Terri Bradfield and her husband, Michael of Elizabethtown, Ky., Diane Noe and her husband, J.D. of Vine Grove, Ky., Deborah Regan and her husband, Michael of Vine Grove, Ky.; two brothers, Robert A. Cisco and his wife, Julie of Homestead, Fla., Steve Cisco and his wife, Ulla of Rineyville, Ky.; and four grandchildren, Thomas Newman, Logan Moore, Christopher Moore and Dylan Moore. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Ky., with Rev. John Lentz officiating. Burial followed the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at

Mrs. Margaret Marie Matthews, 73, died at her home in Doe Valley, Ky., on Jan. 21, 2011. She was born on Sept. 17, 1937, by now deceased parents, John and Mamie Sebastian of Glen Dean, Ky. Margaret was a wonderful mother and excellent homemaker who took pride in her home and family. She also attended and served as a Sunday School teacher at Ekron Baptist Church for 35 years. She will be sorely missed by anyone who knew her capacity for love and understanding. She was preceded in death by her brothers John and Bill, and her sisters, Stella, Nancy and Lee. Margaret is survived by her husband, Henry Matthews Jr. of Glen Dean, Ky., and shared 58 wonderful years of marriage. Also surviving are brother, Henry Sebastian of Louisville, Ky.; sisters Ann Matthews of Doe Valley, Ky., and Alberta Brinley of Louisville, Ky.; three children, Debra of Jeffersonville, Ind., Michael of Doe Valley, Ky., and Kevin of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two grandchildren, Fawn Brooks and Melissa Vertrees and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Ekron Baptist Church in Ekron, Ky. Online condolences may be left at

Walton Shanks, Jr. Walton Shanks, Jr., 81, of Radcliff, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He retired from civil service work at Fort Knox, was a local business owner and a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Walt was a member of Radcliff First Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walton and Christine Majors Shanks; two sisters, Dorothy N. Buck and Joan Clater; and a brother, J. C. Shanks. He is survived by his wife, Mae Shanks of Radcliff, Ky.; a stepson, Cliff Ball of Radcliff, Ky.; a grandson, A. J. Ball and his, wife Leslie of Sheffield, Ala.; three sisters, Judith A. Asbury and Linda Snyder both of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Janet Armstrong of Vine Grove, Ky.; a brother, Forrest Shanks of Louisville, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Maxine Shanks; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Pastor Lee Williams and Pastor Herman Gilley officiating. Burial followed in the Annie Young Cemetery in Pikeville, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the donor’s favorite charity. Condolences may be expressed online at

Daniel Vuleta Daniel Vuleta, 73 of Allegro in Elizabethtown, Ky., formerly of Radcliff, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Kensington Manor in Elizabethtown, Ky. 1SG Vuleta was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam. He retired from the U. S. Army and also from his second career as a building contractor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilde Vuleta; his parents, Samuel and Mary Vuleta; three sisters; and two brothers. He is survived by his five children and their spouses, Anna Marie and Bill Wood, Teresa and Warren Austin, Anita and Stuart Erhardt, Daniel J. and Laura Vuleta and Andy and Christie Vuleta; four brothers; five sisters; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 28, 2011, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Pastor Herb Williams officiating. Burial will be in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus, P. O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown KY 42702 or the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1807, Louisville KY 40201. Condolences may be expressed online at

Geneva C. Valentine Geneva C. Valentine, 66, of Radcliff, Ky., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at her home. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry Valentine. She is survived by three sons, Dwayne Valentine of Radcliff, Ky., Jonathan and his wife, Tammy Valentine of Radcliff, Ky., Bryan Starks of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Mary Frances Howard of Vine Grove, Ky., Minnie Lucille Cotton of Latonia, Ga.; a brother, Ralph Wathen Starks of Vine Grove, Ky.; and three loving grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Condolences may be expressed online at

Mary Evelyn Flores Mary Evelyn Flores, 76, of Radcliff, Ky., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her home. Evelyn’s memberships include: VFW Post No. 10281 Auxiliary; American Legion Post No. 113 Auxiliary; and MOCA Pup No. 7. She was preceded in death by two sons, Perry Thomason and Robert Flores; her parents, Bernie and Mary Atcher; and several sisters and brothers. She is survived by her husband Samuel Flores, Sr.; six sons, Vince Thomason, Tommie Thomason, Mitchell Thomason, Samuel Flores, Jr., Manuel Flores and Rene Flores; four daughters, Colleen Thomason Doloway, Alicia Zeiler, Lillie Metcalf and Vina Bean; several grandchildren; and greatgrandchildren. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Rev. Robert Flores officiating. Burial followed in the North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff, Ky. Condolences may be expressed online at


He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho often to his neighbors His tales became a joke. All his buddies listened quietly For they knew whereof he spoke. But we’ll hear his tales no longer, For ol’ Bob has passed away, And the world’s a little poorer For a Soldier died today.

Are often disproportionate To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary soldier, Who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small. It’s so easy to forget them, For it is so many times, That our Bobs and Jims went to battle, But for them we seldom pine. It was not the politicians With their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom That our Country now enjoys.

He won’t be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life.

Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand, Would you really want some cop-out, With his ever waffling stand.

He held a job and raised a family, Going quietly on his way; And the world won’t note his passing, ‘tho a Soldier died today.

Or would you want a Soldier, His home, his country, his kin, Just an ordinary Soldier, Who would fight until the end?

When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great. Papers tell of their life stories From the time that they were young, But the passing of a Soldier Goes unnoticed and unsung. Is the greatest contribution To the welfare of our land, Some jerk who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow Who in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his Country And offers up his life? The politician’s stipend And the style in which he lives,

He was just a common Soldier, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his like again. For when countries are in conflict, We find the Soldier’s part Is to clean up all the troubles That politicians start. If we cannot do him honor While he’s here to hear the praise, Then at least let’s give him homage At the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline In the paper that may say: “OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.” ~Author Unknown~

Patty Nickoson

Patty Nickoson, 48, of Vine Grove, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her residence. She was currently working as a CRNA with the Louisville Endoscopy Center, a member of Muldraugh Baptist Church, a member of Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club, she enjoyed camping, fishing, scuba diving, sport shooting, scraping, served on the Boy Scout Troop 671 Troop Committee and loved her dogs, Shelby and Sophia. She also loved her participation in the North Hardin youth football league team “The Falcons.” She was preceded in death by her father, Aubrey Short, and her brother, Bryan Short. She is survived by her husband, Rick Nickoson; her son, Nick Nickoson, and daughter, Alysia (Joey) Spalding of Bardstown, Ky.; her mother, Thelma Short of Muldraugh, Ky.; her sister, Pam (Keith) Medley of Flaherty, Ky.; her mother-in-law Dixie Nickoson of Lexington, Ky.; one grandson, Alex Foley and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the chapel of the Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may go to the Shriner Hospital in Lexington, KY, Boy Scout Troop 671 at New Salem Baptist Church and Muldraugh Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson, 27, of Radcliff, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jack Hudson and Francis Devine. He is survived by his parents, David and Frances Hudson of Radcliff, Ky.; and his grandmothers, Jean Imler of Flaherty, Ky., and Tae Devine of Radcliff, Ky. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff, Ky., with Rev. Bill Rounsaville.

Nicole Blevins & Kevin Best Licensed Massage Therapists Bring in this ad for 10 OFF your 1st massage


“Most massages feel good, but a massage by an educated and experienced massage therapist feels better.”

Services Offered: Swedish Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, and Sports & Injury Massage. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • 270.422.3694 / 270.945.0667 / 270.547.1820

365 East Broadway # 2 • Brandenburg, KY 40108

Hager Funeral Home & Monument Company Traditional Services Pre-arranged Funerals Cremation Services Monuments Bill & Billy AdAms “Our Family Serving yOurS” (270) 422-2132 •

VFW Post 11404 - Jan. 770 Meade County Veterans Memorial By-Pass Sunday






422-5184 - All Activities Open To The Public!








Bingo 7:30 p.m.



New Year’s Eve Dance 8:30 p.m.



Dance 7:30 p.m.

Taking Reservations




Bingo 7:30 p.m.


Dance 7:30 p.m.





















Bingo 2 p.m.

23 30


Bingo 7:30 p.m.

Bingo 7:30 p.m.

Bingo 7:30 p.m.

Dance 7:30 p.m.

Dance 7:30 p.m.

Dance 7:30 p.m.


A4 - The News Standard


Friday, January 28, 2011

“A time for coordination”

Having no illusions about U.S-China policy Rich Lowry National Review

Judging by the past three decades, there’s no worse fate than getting touted as the next global superpower. The Japan of the 1980s did not end up owning the United States; it wallows in a never-ending “lost decade.” The European Union of the 1990s didn’t end up becoming a significant, unified force on the world stage; it will be lucky to hold together its currency. As Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington, his country has stepped into the well-worn role of the emerging power that provokes exaggerated fear and misplaced envy. China is rising only because it partially adopted our economic system and plugged into the international markets we built and sustain. Without the economic liberalization that began 30 years ago, Chinese

rulers — enlightened or not — would still sit atop a vast expanse of misery. If China has come far, it started from the absolute dregs of totalitarian socialism. In 1978, GDP per capita was $240. It is more than 10 times that now. But that still leaves it between Albania and Angola in the world rankings. Its middle class remains a slice of the population in a country with enough desperately poor people to fill up Bangladesh several times over. Partly as a matter of sheer size, China has bypassed Japan as the world’s secondlargest economy. This hardly makes it a dire economic threat, even if ignorant or demagogic American politicians insist on portraying it as such. China hasn’t ruined U.S. manufacturing. As Kevin Williamson, the author of the engaging “Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism,” notes, we make more stuff than we did in the 1950s; we just do it more efficiently,

so require fewer workers. China isn’t our evil banker. It owns about 11 percent of our foreign-held debt, a little more than Japan. It isn’t an unstoppable green-energy powerhouse. In 2009, coaldependent China emitted 50 percent more greenhouse gases than the U.S., even though its economy is only one-third as large. Reviving the U.S. economy has little to do with China. If we don’t reduce our debt, and don’t adopt policies that spur savings, investment and innovation, China could let Timothy Geithner single-handedly determine the value of its currency, and we’d still languish. None of this means that China isn’t a major worry. It feels that it is finally taking its rightful place among nations and deserves to project its power out into the Western Pacific. It considers American-style liberalism a threat to its government and perhaps its national existence. This makes it an

ambitious, bristling power with the disruptive potential of 19th-century Germany. The Obama administration came into office believing that China only needed more coddling. Two years of Chinese provocations in the region exploded this naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on the cusp of Hu’s visit that reflected a new realism. She rejected out of hand a world run by a “G-2” of the United States and China (an idea floated when President Barack Obama first took office), and referred to the U.S. and China as “competitors.” She pointedly related how the U.S. has worked to strengthen alliances with Asian countries that happen to be essential to containing China. Clinton’s speech is a step toward what our domestic debate so desperately needs — a China without illusions. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.

Democratic lawmakers need to suck it up Jim Waters Bluegrass Beacon

Democrats in the state Legislature apparently think that supporting public charter schools puts them in cahoots with the entire Republican agenda. Earlier this month, during a rare Friday afternoon session to conclude the first week of the 2011 legislative session, all 15 Senate Democrats voted against Senate Bill 3. Among its provisions: It would have allowed local districts to have charter schools. While the bill was fairly anemic, the vote was historic. For the first time, a Kentucky legislative chamber approved charter-school legislation. But Senate Democrats unanimously refused to embrace the historical significance and value of the idea, even though their man in the White House talks endlessly about the need for innovative reforms that charter schools offer. Perhaps Kentucky Democrats should consider new careers selling vacuums. They seem to be living in one. Their

General Manager

The News Standard is an award-winning, weekly newspaper in Meade County, Ky. It is a proud member of the Kentucky Press Association and the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce.

Kentucky Press Association 2008 and 2009 General Excellence Award


Charlotte C. Fackler


Obituaries, Obituary Submission . . . . . . Jennifer Shelton, Graphic Designer. . . . .




The News Standard is published every Friday and is available by subscription for $26 per year by MC Media Group, LLC, (USPS - PP 025387), located at 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108. Periodicals postage are mail at USPS, 636 High Street, Brandenburg, KY 40108. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The News Standard, 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108. All subscriptions, $26 per year





Casey Tolliver, Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Corbett, Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Ray, Sports Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marci Bullock, Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jena Wilkins, Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Sue Shacklette Cummings

Charlotte Fackler, General Manager . . . . Brian Graves, Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . .


1065 Old Ekron Road Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108 Phone 270-422-4542 • Fax 270-422-4575

public education.” In fact, optimism for these publicly paid for and innovatively managed charter schools stretches beyond politics. It focuses on what Kentucky educators claim they strive for: outcomes. Recent research speaks to the positive outcomes of charters: •In 2009, RAND Corp. reported that charter-school students graduate from high school and attend college between 7 percent and 15 percent more often than their traditional public-school counterparts. •The Cato Institute’s Andrew Coulson noted in a Detroit News column that the average charter school in Michigan spent $2,000 less in 2006-07 state and local taxes per pupil than the average school district and 20 percent overall less than their traditional counterparts. Imagine how such savings would impact Kentucky’s budget, which needed federal stimulus money to close a $787- million gap last year. Wouldn’t filling that gap while giving parents more choices offer political rewards — even for Democrats? Democratic leaders un-


The News Standard

fellow Democrats throughout the country have signed into law much of the nation’s growing school-choice legislation: •In Tennessee, former Gov. Phil Bredesen led the way toward significant education reforms, including lifting a cap on charter schools, thus allowing the state to get $500 million from the “Race to the Top” education stimulus pot. •New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo increased caps on charter schools, a move supported by the state’s former Gov. David Paterson, also a Democrat. •As mayor of Oakland, Calif., now Golden State Gov. Jerry Brown, supported charter schools. •Under then Gov. Janet Napolitano, now Homeland Security secretary, Arizona started four new schoolchoice programs in 2006. •Before becoming U.S. Agriculture Department secretary, then Gov. Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, signed a schoolchoice law in his state. Contrary to claims of teacher-union fear mongers, bureaucrats and others stuck in the status quo ditch, none of these efforts “destroyed

derstandably have concerns about retreating to the days of segregation. But charters have taken us down the road to more, not less, diversity. Nearly 60 percent of the 1.5 million students enrolled in charter schools nationwide are minority students and from lowincome households. With 25 percent of Kentucky’s high school students dropping out and barely the same percentage of eighthgraders proficient in key academic areas, wouldn’t it make sense for Democrats to rethink their positions? The communities they represent are affected disproportionately by public education failures. Shouldn’t they fear living in the past with regard to the state’s education system? Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky should look to fellow Democrats in other states for leadership if they cannot find it at home and stand strong for their constituents, their communities and – most of all — for every Kentucky child. Jim Waters is vice president of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s freemarket think tank.

Winner of 60 Kentucky Press Association Excellence in Newspapers Awards CONTACCT US

America is a country of laws. Those laws prevent the chaos of disorder and preserve the rights of its people to live in peaceful coexistence. There must also be those who are enabled to give enforcement to the provisions we have accepted as a people in order to live in the democracy we treasure. So, it is somewhat disheartening when those very officials appear to not be in any coordinated effort to carry out those duties. This is the case between the Meade County Sheriff’s Department and the elected county constables. The stumbling block is the matter of liability and it really is sort of a “rock and a hard place” matter. Sheriff Butch Kerrick said he would rather the constables not have the amenities of law enforcement such as lights, sirens or communications because it would add to his department’s liability. Constables say those tools would be helpful in their duties and could potentially be lifesavers if the need ever arose. Both have legitimate concerns, but this seems like an opportunity for Meade County to be innovative with its law enforcement. The stereotypical picture of constables was drawn long ago when there were those who used the badge as a power tool — riding rough shod over people and serving what might have been called “cowboy justice.” However, with changes in the judicial system, the ability for that to happen has been diminished. Like it or not, constables are a constitutionally mandated office. Their qualifications are the exact same as those for sheriff: 24 years old, a resident of the state for two years, a resident of the county and district for one year, and have a $10,000 bond. A 2002 report from the Legislative Research Commission described the duties of all four local peace officer positions — sheriff, jailer, coroners and constables. “The sheriff and three other county officials — coroners, jailers and constables — are peace officers, possessing law enforcement powers,” the report said. None of these offices are required to have training. That is only mandated for deputy sheriffs. The report goes on to note constables have “broad powers of arrest and authority to serve court process.” And, it also noted that with the approval of Fiscal Court, they may be equipped with the tools now being requested. And so, according to state law, there is no difference in qualifications and very little difference between the powers and duties of the sheriff and the constables. Constables serve without pay. They do this facing the potential of hazardous and even dangerous situations. That is not in anyway meant to diminish the responsibility and hazards assumed by the deputy sheriffs. Today’s society makes something as simple as giving a traffic ticket or serving court papers duties that must be carried out with caution. Here is where the innovation idea comes into play. Kerrick has to be taken at his word when he says he means no disrespect to those serving as constables and his concerns about liability are valid. There is, however, a liability involved when any county employee or official is acting in their official capacity. It is just in the case of law enforcement, that potential is even greater. There can be no argument about the legitimate law enforcement powers placed upon constables and there should be no question as to the constitutional authority of the sheriff as the lead law enforcement officer of the county. But, there needs to be a respect on the part of both sides. It seems the time is right for a serious discussion about how better communication and cooperation between the two forces can make for better relationships and even bring local law enforcement to a new and maybe even better level. There must be some way for the sheriff to be able to fully utilize the resource of having a law enforcement official — people who are part of those communities — in each district of this widespread county. Those who hold the office of constable should be allowed to fulfill their duties with the necessary tools. So, an idea is to develop a new system under which the constables would not only carry out their constitutional duties, but also serve as “auxiliary units” in each of the county’s districts. This plan would not diminish the sheriff’s or the constables’ intended role in law enforcement. Under the right coordination, it could mean an enhancement of service that would be unique. It is in that framework Meade County could become a model in how best to use a position that some believe may be outmoded and outdated. All of these involved have chosen to serve the public. There doesn’t seem any legitimate reason why they can’t work together in a way that could only enhance local law enforcement. Choosing to serve the public in a position that brings the potential of not returning home every time you answer a call is a noble decision. Such nobility should be combined with the aid of each other.

OPINION PAGE: The ultimate goal of the Opinion page is to encourage frank and lively discussion on topics of interest in Meade County. EDITORIALS: Are the opinion of newspaper management. COLUMNS: Represent the view of the writer and do not necessarily represent the view of newspaper management. The News Standard welcomes and encourages letters to the editor. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Will appear as space permits and may be edited for grammar and clarity. They must be no more than 500 words, must include a signature, town of residence, and phone number for confirmation. Letters may be handwritten, typed or e-mailed. All letters will be printed with name, city and state of whom they are submitted by. Multiple submissions from the same author may not be printed. Libelous letters will not be published.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Phillip Stith and Megan Stith, to Charles W. Logsdon and Carole Logsdon, property located in Meade County, deed tax $110. Kentucky Land Holdings of Radcliff, LLC, to Fred Swartz, lot 25 of Otter Ridge Estates, consisting of 2.195 acres, deed tax $20. Lora G. Carson, fka Lora G. Bennett, and Ross L. Carson, to Timothy Robert Mills and Janet Susan Smith, property located in Battletown and Wolf Creek. ZNCB, Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to Doug Aebersold, tract 4, consisting of 49 acres, in Pine Hill Estates, deed tax $50. The estate of Alice Josephine Shacklette, to Sue Carol Cummings, a 50.605 acre tract located north of Milan Road, deed tax $105. Jeff Nott and Joyce Nott, to Justin Robert Carter and Holly L. Carter, lot 5 of Clara Lancaster Estate Real Estate Plan, deed tax $140. Jeremy Pollock and Johnna Pollock, to Bonita J. Finch and Randall Finch, lot 16 of Patchwork Estates, deed tax $48. Ann Rowe, to Tom Frymire and Margaret Frymire, property located in Meade County, deed tax $20. Chapman Land, LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, by and through Richard Chapman, Jr., member, to Kathy J. Hayes, lots 35 and 36 of Poplar Hills Estates, section 3, deed tax $22.50. Kathy J. Hayes, to Robert Davoli, lots 35 and 36 of Poplar Hills Estates, deed tax $61. John Andrew Scott, to Tina M. Clay and Shawn D. Clay, by and through his attorney-in-fact Tina M. Clay, lot 136 of Doe Valley Subdivision in the Doe Valley Greens Section, deed tax $260. George Nichols Powers, aka George Nicholas Powers, and Julia A. M. Powers, to Terry Ray and Carrie Ray, lot 2 of Trinity Heights Subdivision, deed tax $21.

Quitclaim Deeds

No reports this week.

Building Permits

No reports this week.

Septic Permits

1/10/11 Lucille Holmes/Roxie Holton, Shot Hunt Road in Vine Grove. 1/19/11 Metro of Louisville/Jim Warren, 1950 Otter Creek Rd in Brandenburg.

Retail Food

1/13/11 Golden Manor Breakfast Bar, 345 Dixie Highway in Muldraugh. 100 percent food. 1/14/11 Ekron Grocery, 302 Broadway in Ekron. 92 percent food. 100 percent retail. Food: no date marking on food in cooling unit (hot dogs, bologna) and sanitizer is too strong. 1/14/11 Doe Run Inn w/catering, 500 Doe Run Inn Rd in Brandenburg. 89 percent food. Food: several items on salad bar out of temperature; chicken salad out of date; several dented cans found, raw meat stored beside ready to eat foods; ranch, honey mustard and lite ranch dressings out of date; test kit for sanitizer not in working order; cutting board at line cooler not easily cleanable surface; hand sink in food prep area (bowl cracked) in poor repair; floors in and around food equipment unclean; no hand towels at hand sink in food prep area. 1/18/11 The Corner, 2110 Rhodelia Rd in Payneville. 100 percent food. 1/18/11 Stull’s Country Store, 4385 Rhodelia Rd in Payneville. 98 percent food. 100 percent retail. Food: hand sink leaking in food prep area. 1/18/11 Webb’s Town and Country, 1910 Rhodelia Rd in Payneville. 98 percent food. 100 percent retail. Food: potato soup at 130 degrees, chili at 102 degrees, no hand towels at hand sink in food prep area. 1/19/11 Children 1st, 7194 Armory Rd in Brandenburg. 93 percent food. Follow-up score: 97 percent food. Food: no date labels on ready to eat foods, microwave unclean, no paper towels at handwash. 1/19/11 Midway Kwik Stop, 4950 Hwy 79 in Brandenburg. 94 percent food. 100 percent retail. Follow up score: 98 percent food. Food: ready to eat food out of date, product uncovered in cooling unit. 1/19/11 Curran’s Value Mart, 8035 Brandenburg Rd. 98 percent food. 96 percent retail. Follow up score: 100 percent retail. Food: apples stored under raw chicken. Retail: out of date medicine, local honey not approved source. 1/19/11 Doe Valley Express, 155 Old Mill Rd in Brandenburg. 92 percent food. 92 percent retail. Retail: 1 pack hot dogs exp

1/15/11, 1 16 oz pack bologna exp 1/14/11 (both voluntarily removed), refrigerator handle in poor repair, thermometer not found in cold unit but by storage room entrance. Food: chicken marked at 130 degrees, rice marked at 140 degreed, floors in food prep area around equipment lack frequent cleaning, mops stored on floor, dumpster lids open. 1/19/11 King’s Kids Daycare, 515 Bypass Rd in Brandenburg. Follow up food score: 98 percent. Food: some cold units lack thermometers.

Brandenburg Police

1/14/11 8:01 a.m. Ronda L. Miller, of Ekron, was driving a 2010 IC Corporation Bus. Clara L. McAdams, of Vine Grove, was driving a 1996 Saturn SC. Miller was making a left turn on to east Old Ekron Road from the Meade County Middle School Access Drive. McAdams was going straight ahead on west Old Ekron Road. Miller states that she did not know where McAdams came from but as she pulled out after noticing other vehicles stopping to let her out onto the roadway and suddenly she struck McAdams. McAdams states that she was going straight ahead on west Old Ekron Road when the bus struck the passenger’s side rear quarter panel. The officer spoke to witness, Tammy Joyner, who states she did not see the collision and thought the vehicle may have turned out of Langdon Apartments onto Old Ekron. Miller struck McAdams causing minor damage to both units. Thirty two students were on the school bus at the time of the collision but were not injured, according to Board of Education representative — Jason Sutton, who was on the scene. No injuries were reported. Report BPD11008 was filed by Officer Cox. 1/16/11 5:48 p.m. Danny L. Thomas, of Battletown, was driving a 2003 Ford F250. Deedreia H. Brown, of Payneville, was driving a 2009 Pontiac G6 Se1. Thomas was backing from a parking space. Thomas stated that he could not see due to a large vehicle sitting beside him. Brown stated that she did not have time to sound her horn or go into reverse before Thomas struck her. No injuries were reported. Report BPD11009 was filed by Officer Singleton. 1/20/11 3:50 p.m. Timothy E. Keeton, of Radcliff, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Dylan S. Mingus, of Bardstown, was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus. Mingus stated that he had a green light. As Mingus proceeded through the intersection, Keeton turned left onto the path of Mingus. Keeton stated that he had a green arrow and turned left into the path of Mingus. A witness, Tobby Oaks, stated that he was traveling in the same direction as Mingus, about three cars back. He stated that Mingus had a green light. He stated that Keeton inched forward and then turned left in front of Mingus. Note: when the light is green for northbound traffic at the Kroger light, there is no green left turn arrow, just a green light for southbound traffic. Traffic turning left into Kroger Drive must yield to the right of way. Meade County EMS was called to the scene and the injured were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report BPD11011 was filed by Officer Whited. 1/20/11 5:10 p.m. Daniel L. Rydzewski, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee. Michael D. Barr, of Irvington, was driving a 1997 Ford F250. Barr stated that as he approached the intersection, Rydzewski turned left in front of him. Due to slick roads, he was unable to stop before colliding into the rear of Rydzewski. No injuries were reported. Report BPD11012 was filed by Officer Whited.

Meade County Sheriff

1/13/11 11:51 a.m. Clinton E. Brashear, of Elizabethtown, was driving a 2007 Ford Ranger. Brashear was operating northbound on Weldon Road. Brashear stated that he lost control of his vehicle after sliding on ice on Weldon Road. The vehicle went off the right side and struck an RECC utility pole causing damage to the pole. No injuries were reported. Report 11-0016 was filed by Officer Matti. 1/14/11 9:26 a.m. Shirley L. Craig, of Louisville, was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger. Craig was operating northbound on Old Ekron Road. Craig went off the right shoulder, over corrected and crossed the roadway. The vehicle traveled down an embankment, striking a tree and flipping on its right side. Craig was trapped inside. Meade County EMS was called to the scene and the injured were trans-


ported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. Report 11-0017 was filed by Officer Matti. 1/15/11 2:16 p.m. Patrick E. Shaughnessy, of Louisville, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. Shaughnessy was west on Ky US 60 when he left the roadway due to a medical condition and hit an earth embankment, and then a true. Shaughnessy came to a rest against a treet. Shaughnessy was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by Meade County EMS, also assisted by Muldraugh Police and the Flaherty Fire Department. Report 11-0018 was filed by Officer Hendley. 1/15/11 2:41 p.m. Robert L. Schrader, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2008 Ford Ranger. Joseph T. Yates, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. Yates was operating eastbound on Old Mill Road and was stopped to make a left turn onto Weldon Road. Schrader was operating eastbound on Old Mill Road. Schrader failed to stop and struck Yates in the rear. No injuries were reported. Report 110019 was filed by Officer Matti. 1/15/11 5:22 p.m. Robert M. Bruce, of Vine Grove, was driving a 1997 Buick Century Custom. Bruce was westbound on KY 144. Bruce stated that he lost control of his vehicle as he was overtaking a vehicle that was stopped in the westbound lane of the roadway. Bruce traveled off the left side of the roadway and over an earth embankment. Bruce then traveled across the road and off the right side of the roadway. Bruce struck an earth embankment off the right shoulder of the roadway. No injuries were reported. Report 11-0020 was filed by Officer Wright. 1/15/11 11:23 p.m. Tracy Glisson, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina. Glisson was eastbound on Old Ekron Road. Glisson traveled off the right side of the roadway in a left curve. Glisson struck a rock wall off the right side of the roadway. Glisson then traveled across the roadway and struck a rock wall on the left side of the roadway. Glisson then traveled back across the roadway and came to a rest on the right shoulder. Meade County EMS was called to the scene and the injured were transported to University of Louisville Hospital. Report 11-0021 was filed by Officer Wright. 1/16/11 1:46 a.m. Nellie J. Mattingly, of Payneville, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord. Mattingly was eastbound on KY 144, when for unknown reasons ran off the roadway and struck a guardrail. Mattingly then went through the guardrail and struck a tree before coming to a rest on its side in a creek bed. Due to injuries, the officer only spoke with Mattingly for a short period. Meade County EMS was called to the scene and the injured were transported to University of Louisville Hospital. Report 11-0022 was filed by Officer Graham. 1/19/11 7:28 a.m. Eric W. Hardesty, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1988 Ford Bronco II. Hardesty was operating eastbound on Battletown Road. Hardesty stated that a deer ran out in front of him. He struck the deer and went off the right side of the road. Hardesty went into a ditch and flipped once on its top. Meade County EMS was called to the scene. Report 11-0023 was filed by Officer Matti. 1/19/11 5:21 p.m. Nicholas G. Wimpee, of Brandenburg, was driving a 1992 Honda Accord. Gale J. Hardcastle, of Brandenburg, was driving a 2003 Honda CRV. Wimpee and Hardcastle were both operating eastbound on Old Mill Road. Hardcastle was slowing down to make a right turn into her driveway. Wimpee stated that he could not stop and struck Hardcastle in the rear end. No injuries were reported. Report 11-0024 was filed by Officer Rogers. 1/20/11 10:05 p.m. Justin M. Flaherty, of Ekron, was driving a 2006 General Motors Corp Medium Duty Incomplete VE. Melissa Hayes, of Guston, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. Hayes was parked in the travel portion of Forrest Hills Road. As Flaherty came down the hill on Forest Hills Road, his unit slid on the snow and ice. This action resulted in the snow plow located on the front of Flaherty’s vehicle striking Hayes, resulting in damage to Hayes’ vehicle. No injuries were reported. Report 11-0025 was filed by Officer Graham.

District Court 1/12/11 Frank D. Stanley, 25, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense; non-payment of finesprobation revocation hearing 2/2/11.

Amber M. Patenaude, 21, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 1/19/11. Kimberly J. Knight, 34, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- revoke 10 days jail. Christopher G. Shelton, 36, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- revoked 15 days jail. Joshua D. Fuqua, 29, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/2/11. Anthony Rodgers II, 23, probation violation for misdemeanor offense- failure to appear. Robert Rivera, 26, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- revoked 18 days jail, KAPS, no alcohol/drugs. Gary D. Fulks vs. Amanda S. Fulks, domestic violenceDVO dismissed. William (Bill) Pike vs. Camille R. Pike, domestic violence- continued 1/26/11. William Pike vs. Camille R. Pike, domestic violence- continued 1/26/11. Dawn M. Curran vs. Daniel R. Tuberville, domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Daniel R. Tubervile vs. Dawn M. Curran, domestic violence- DVO dismissed. Gary N. Esparza vs. Ana Marcum, domestic violencecontinued 1/19/11. Nanette N. Byrd vs. Travis J. Mattingly, domestic violencecontinued 1/26/11. Michael G. Meredith, 19, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense- plead guilty, $25 fine; assault, 3rd degree, police/probation officerdismissed; resisting arrest- plead guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years, KAPS; giving officer false name or address- plead guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years, county traffic school, attend counseling. Courtney A. Scott, 20, 5 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 1/19/11.

District Court 1/19/11 James R. Hupp, Jr., 53, operating a motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. Robert A. Love, 45, operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. James E. Belcher, 23, operating a motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense- plead guilty, 6 months probated after 14 days jail, 2 years probation, license revoked for 18 months, $350 fine, KAPS/ ADE; speeding 13 mph over limitplead guilty, $26 fine. William J. Jones, 20, operating a motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; speeding 25 mph over limit; speeding 19 mph over limit; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insuranceplead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/9/11, license surrendered due to refusal; no/expired registration plates- dismissed with proof. Samuel D. Price, 29, fugitive, warrant not required- extradition papers signed to go to Indiana; theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/9/11. Stephen L. Ditto, 50, improper display of registration plates; drug paraphernalia- buy/ possess; illegal take/pursue deer/ wild turkey- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. John M. Beard IV, 36, possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia, buy/possess- plead not guilty, continued 1/26/11, no alcohol/illegal drugs. Amanda J. Beard, 28, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead guilty, 6 months jail, county traffic school. Andrena M. Phillips, 41, 5 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- continued first appearance 2/2/11. Ralph W. Carter, 19, theft by unlawful taking/disp-shopliftingplead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. James E. Bischoff, 39, speeding 16 mph over limit- amend to 10 mph, plead guilty, $10 fine; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- plead guilty, $25 fine; no/ expired registration plates- plead guilty, $25 fine; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- amend to no license in possession, plead guilty, $50 fine; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insuranceplead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years. Richard S. Rosalez, 33, op-

The News Standard ­- A5 erating on a suspended/revoked operators license- no license in possession, plead guilty, $50 fine; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance- plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years. Christopher T. Lane, 32, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security; no operators/moped license; improper registration plates- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. James E. Carmon, 27, speeding 16 mph over limit- plead guilty, $32 fine; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- amend to no license in possession, plead guilty, $50 fine. Peggy A. Ammons, 50, alter/ forge/utters/passes/counterfeits lottery ticket- plead not guilty, preliminary hearing 2/2/11. Jeffrey B. Maddle, 40, fugitive, warrant not required- hearing 2/2/11. David R. Simpson, Jr., 32, criminal mischief, 1st degreeplead not guilty, preliminary hearing 2/2/11. Angela M. Padilla-Danner, 29, 8 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 3/2/11. Sabrina D. Cheatham, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. Donald B. Collins, Jr., 49, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/26/11. Ramona M. Cape, 46, failure to produce insurance card- dismissed with proof. Billie J. Mattingly, 39, operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- amend to no license in possession, plead guilty $50 fine. Nicholas J. Adams, 30, speeding 23 mph over limit; reckless driving; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/26/11. Nana F. Arthur, 26, operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 1/26/11; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- dismissed. Katie L. Porter, failure to produce insurance card- failure to appear. Lori A. Allen, 43, operating on a suspended/revoked operators license; speeding 12 mph over limit- plead not guilty, pretrial conference 2/2/11. Jamie W. Waters, 39, fugitive from another state- continued first appearance 2/2/11; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- pretrial conference 2/2/11. Matthew W. Laughead, 26, leaving the scene of an accident/ failure to render aid or assistance; no/expired registration plates; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance; failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation- pretrial conference 2/16/11. Richard E. Swink, 47, 7 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 2/23/11. Timothy J. Tate, 36, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance; operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense- pretrial conference 3/16/11, jury trial 3/25/11. Christopher Shelton, 36, operating a motor vehicle under/ influence of alcohol/drugs, 1st offense; speeding 16 mph over limit- pretrial conference 3/16/11, jury trial 3/25/11. Carl M. Shoup, 41, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury; disorderly conduct, 1st degree; assault, 4th degree, no visible injury; resisting arrestcontinued 1/26/11. Paul D. Schweickhardt, 27, alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offense- plead guilty, $25 fine. Kimberly K. Thomas, 40, 5 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500plead guilty, 10 days probated after 1 hour jail, 2 years probation, county traffic school consecutively. Conal B. Boyatt, 44, 3 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 2/16/11. Gregory D. Timberlake II, 33, non support- pretrial conference 1/26/11. Brandin A. Fraley, 27, violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO- order to defer 2 years, no unlawful communication or contact with victim.

Timothy E. Keeton, 39, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/26/11. Daniel C. Allen, 33, 2 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 1/26/11. Mikalynn M. Elder, 31, assault, 4th degree domestic violence, minor injury- pretrial conference 2/2/11. Travis S. Sawyer, 22, non support- plead guilty, 12 months probated for 2 years, pay child support. Tasha M. Williams, 19, assault, 4th degree minor injuryorder to defer 2 years, no communication/contact, take anger management classes. Paula R. Campbell, 38, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- county attorney dismissal, with proof, account error. Brian H. Reichmuth, 22, 2 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 2/23/11. William Clift, 22, theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500- pretrial conference 2/23/11. Ethan L. Adkisson, 21, criminal trespassing- plead guilty, $50 fine; illegal take/pursue deer/wild turkey- 30 days probated for 2 years, $250 fine; bag limits on wildfire- 30 days probated for 2 years; acts of depredation while hunting/fishing/trapping- county attorney dismissed/merged. Daniel P. Neal, 42, operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- plead guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years; operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs- amend to DUI, 2nd offense, plead guilty, 6 months probated after 14 days jail, 2 years probation, KAPS/ ADE, $350 fine. John H. Wright, 39, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- plead guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years, stay out of Meade County; license to be in possession- plead guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years consecutively; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; one headlight- dismissed. Steven E. Cummings, 44, failure to wear seat belts- plead guilty, $25 fine; no operators/moped license- amend to no license in possession, plead guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- plead guilty, 90 days probated for 2 years concurrent. Robert M. Halcomb, 27, speeding 10 mph over limitplead guilty, $20 fine; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt- dismissed with proof. Brandi J. Lucas, 25, no/expired registration plates; failure to produce insurance card; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- failure to appear. Courtney A. Scott, 20, 5 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 2/2/11. Shannon M. Graff, 28, 4 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 2/9/11. Madonna C. Bruce, 49, 2 counts of disorderly conduct, 2nd degree; terroristic threatening, 3rd degree; resisting arrest; possession or marijuana; use/possess drug paraphernalia, 1st offensepretrial conference 1/26/11. Aaron A. Glenn, 31, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security- plead guilty, 90 days probated after 10 days jail, $1,000 fine; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license- plead guilty, 30 days probated for 2 years; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance- dismissed. Amanda A. McCoy, 26, 6 counts of theft by deception, includes cold checks under $500pretrial conference 2/23/11. Tanya A. Smith, 34, local city ordinance- county attorney dismissal. Derrick T. Gustafson, 44, speeding 10 mph over limitcounty attorney dismissed. Amanda J. Biddle, 28, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- admitted violation, 30 days jail consecutively. Amber M. Patenaude, 21, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- revoked prior, in treatment, county traffic school anytime. Amanda R. Reynolds, 24, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 2/16/11. Jacob R. Thompson, 19, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- probation revocation hearing 3/9/11. William T. Mann, 37, probation violation, for misdemeanor offense- remand.


A6 - The News Standard

Friday, January 28, 2011

American Grace reveals religious community, division David Yount Amazing Grace

In summer 2000, the Chautauqua Institution invited me to present a week’s lectures on the vitality of religious faith among Americans at the millennium. Shortly afterward, the talks were expanded into a book titled “The Future of Christian Faith in America.” (Augsburg) At the time, I intended to revisit the subject and provide a modest update 10 years into the new millennium.

As it turns out, two celebrated political scientists have done that very thing in an ambitious new book, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (Simon & Schuster). Robert D. Putnam of Harvard University is best known for his earlier book, “Bowling Alone” (Simon & Schuster), which revealed the erosion of community involvement among Americans. His coauthor, David E. Campbell, is founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame. The current fashion of books promoting atheism

suggests an erosion of religious faith in America. In fact, the percentage of Americans worshiping weekly has held steady during the past decade at just less than 40 percent. By the measure of church attendance, Americans are actually more religious than Iranians and exceeded only by the citizens of Jordan, Indonesia, Poland, Egypt, Brazil and India. Speaking at the Pew Foundation’s recent Forum on Religious and Public Life, held in Washington, Campbell acknowledged that the U.S. offers an unusual environment for religion inasmuch as it simultaneously combines three

things: Americans are religiously devout, diverse and tolerant. Acknowledging that the 1950s marked a high point of Americans’ religiosity, Campbell noted that, abetted by the sexual revolution of the 1960s, religious faith plummeted, prompting Time magazine to ask on its cover in 1966: “Is God Dead?” Two aftershocks followed, Campbell told the conference: In the 1970s, when many Americans looked for a place where they could find moral certainty; then through the mid-1990s, when many Christians sought for that certainty in evangelical Protestantism. At the

Sin keeps us from Christ’s freedoms Dan Newton Divine Guidance

Exodus 3: 5-6 says, “Then He said, ‘Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. Moreover He said, I am the God of your father the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.’” (NKJV) The moment Moses heard the Lord call him by name it was as if years of shame began to be stripped away from his soul. Even after what he had done, God had not forgotten him. Yet, when he stepped toward the reassuring voice of his God, it was as if Moses hit an invisible barrier. As he tried to push through it, he was startled by the words he heard:” Don’t come

any closer.” Have you experienced this invisible barrier? As much as God desires to bring you into deep intimacy and fellowship with him, if you have unconfessed sin and rebellion in your life, it will keep you from him. To some of you, this thought may be revolutionary. After all, you have been born into a generation who considers itself highly spiritual. But just “being spiritual” is not what God requires. True holiness is required if you are to experience real and lasting intimacy with God. Doesn’t it seem unfair of God to allow Moses to taste his presence, then deny him further access only moments later? This seeming unfairness, however, is a display of God’s wisdom. He knew that until Moses had tasted the freshness of his presence, he would never have the motivation to discover true holiness for himself. God does the same for us today.

Whether it is the early days of our salvation or some other period of spiritual vulnerability in our life, God will allow us to experience just enough of his presence so that we are longing for more. When you truly begin to thirst for more of God, you will be willing to follow him with all of your heart. If you have hit the “don’t come any closer” barrier in your spiritual life, let me give you some suggestions: First, although Christ’s blood has given you the access you need to enter into the Father’s presence, you must also continually “take off” the sin keeping you from experiencing the fullness of that promised access. (Hebrews 10: 19-22) Moses was required to take off his shoes because they represented the earthly part of his that he needed to give up. In the same way, we must be willing to turn from anything that would separate us from God’s full presence. Sin keeps us from the free-

doms that are ours in Christ. Thankfully, through the blood of Christ we have the righteousness we need to boldly come into his presence, even while we are struggling to be delivered from the very sin we are confessing. Another key to truly experiencing God’s incredible presence is remembering his true nature. Moses hid his face at the overwhelming revelation of God’s holiness. Far from being some “cosmic buddy” or mere angelic “spirit guide,” God is the awesome Creator of the universe, who has chosen to be our Savior, Lord, Father, and Friend. If you just moved to our area, we invite you to visit with us at Grace Baptist Church. Our Sunday morning service starts at 11 a.m. We invite you to listen to our weekly Sunday radio program on WMMG from 9:30 to 10 a.m. To know more about our church visit our Web site at Reverend Dan Newton is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

same time, Latino immigrants swelled the ranks of churchgoing Catholics. Yet we have not returned to the religiosity of the 1950s. In the 1990s, more Americans began to tell pollsters that they had “no religion.” Putnam and Campbell reveal that “when you look at young people, it’s an even higher percentage, up to a quarter, maybe even a third of all young people today who say they have no religion.” In recent decades, the authors note, there has also been a growth in both religious and political conservatism, but it has not produced polarization.

Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the Book of Boaz in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Whose first chapter begins, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God”? 1 Timothy, Titus, James, 2 John 3. From Acts 16, what Asian city was the home of Lydia? Derbe, Thyatira, Samaria, Jericho 4. In John 2, where did Jesus work his first miracle? Ur,

Indeed, the great majority of religious Americans believe that those without faith can be good Americans and that those of other faiths can go to heaven. The great majority of Americans believe there is truth in other religions. For me, the most surprising revelation in “American Grace” is that half of Americans regularly say grace before meals. 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 Cana, Antioch, Thessalonica 5. From 2 Samuel, who killed a giant having 12 fingers and 12 toes? Mephibosheth, Jambres, Abimelech, Jonathan 6. In John 11, what city was home to Mary, Martha and Lazarus? Corinth, Gaza, Bethany, Sardis ANSWERS: 1) Neither 2) 1 Timothy 3) Thyatira 4) Cana 5) Jonathan 6) Bethany (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Friday, January 28, 2011



The News Standard ­- A7

‘Scrooge mom’ gets jail time

From page A1 According to Carter, this isn’t the first time she has vied for this spot. “I’m really excited,” she said. “I’ve heard about it since I was a little girl.” She missed out on the opportunity in 2010, so she knew this was her year. The process to gain the crown began with selecting the 100 applicants down to 15 finalists. Once Carter was chosen as a finalist, she had to submit two letters of recommendation and have interviews with judges. Carter added that the questions mainly dealt with the history of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Though at times the interviews did feel tedious, it was all worth it in the end. Carter said she was told that KDF Vice President Gail Russell would call her if she was one of the five finalists to receive a crown. She didn’t let her phone leave her side all day. Once Russell called, Carter couldn’t hold back her enthusiasm. “Oh my gosh, I couldn’t believe it at all,” she said. “I couldn’t contain my excitement … We had a mini party.” As a Kentucky Derby Princess, Carter’s schedule is jam packed with over 70 events spanning over the next two months. “It will really get busy after Thunder over Louisville,” she added. Some of her events include appearances at the Oaks, Derby and Mint Jubilee. Carter plans to attend all the Derby events on top of completing 19 credit hours during her junior year at WKU. As a mass communication and agriculture major, Carter shares her time with two different

By Brian Graves The News Standard

Submitted photo

Caitlin Carter (far left) of Big Spring, Ky. poses with her fellow 2011 Kentucky Derby Festival princesses at a press event, one of the perks of winning a title. departments who are near and dear to her heart. She is also a reporter at the College Heights Herald, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the honors program. Carter added that so far her professors have been lenient with her schedule. “I’ve actually contacted all my professors about this,” she said. “A lot of them said not to worry.” At first, Carter was worried since a good portion of the Derby events fall two weeks before final exams. Though, she thinks a lot of her professors will let her finish some things on her own. After graduation, Carter said her dream job would to do public relations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farming has always been in Carter’s blood. She grew up in Breckinridge County and was involved with Future Farmers of America (FFA). She even joked that in her hometown of Big Spring, there are 100 people, 2,000

cows and one llama. But most of all, she knew that agriculture would always be a part of her life. “I’ve always thought that agriculture needs a better voice,” she said. Since Carter is used to being on the other side and interviewing people. The Kentucky Derby Festival has been a way for Carter to experience things she wouldn’t have done. “It was really something different,” she said, laughing. “It’s odd to have people tell us where to go, where to sit and telling us where to look.” Sometimes she tends to get asked the same questions over and over, but she did have a fun experience when her and her fellow princesses got interviewed by Louisville radio personality Terry Meiners and he asked them off the wall questions about Snooki. Even Carter’s friends and family members are excited about her upcoming en-

deavors. For example, Carter said her boyfriend gets to attend the Mint Jubilee with her and he is way too excited that some professional poker players will be there, since he is an avid poker player in his spare time. Carter said she is looking forward to the Pegasus Parade the most since she has never participated in a parade before. One memorable event has been the “Princess Tea” at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville. Carter and her fellow princesses got to drink tea and speak to young girls dressed up in princess costumes. Overall, Carter said it has been fun living the life of a princess, but most of all she hopes to set a good example for younger girls. “I’ve always wanted to have a positive influence on girls,” she said. “I’m really excited about this. It’s such an awesome opportunity for girls to do.”

State jobless rates perk after slight dip Staff Report The News Standard The state’s unemployment rate rose slightly last month according to an Education and Workforce Development Cabinet press release. December ’s jobless rate was determined to be 10.3, up .1 percent from November ’s figures, according to the Office of Employment and training, which is an agency of the cabinet. “Kentucky’s economy continued to struggle in December 2010. The

unemployment rate increased to 10.3 percent as weakness in the residential construction industry and extremely cold and wintry weather caused construction jobs to plummet. Contraction in the financial activities sector provides additional evidence of the slowdown in the housing market,” OET chief labor market analyst Dr. Justine Detzel said in the release. Though the state jobless rate is inching upward, it is still lower than the December 2009 10.6

percent rate. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate is on a slight downward slide, slumping from 9.8 percent in November 2010, to 9.4 in December, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Jobless statistics are based on estimates compiled to measure unemployment trends, as opposed to tallying the number of people working, according to the release. It wasn’t all bad news for one of the state’s employ-

ment sectors last month. According to the release, the state’s professional and business service sector was bolstered by 2,700 positions in December. “December 2010 represents the second time in the last three months employment has increased at professional and business service companies. The job gains are attributed to administrative and support enterprises, which is a sign of temporary jobs at call centers,” Detzel said in the release.

The case of Meade County’s “Scrooge Mom” found some resolution at the Meade County Courthouse last week. Amanda Beard, 28, of Brandenburg was originally charged with theft by deception of under $500 after it was discovered she had taken merchandise her children purchased under the “Shop With A Cop” program and exchanged them for cash. Beard has been at the Meade County Jail since Dec. 29. Amanda Beard Under an agreement reached this week, Beard plead guilty and was sentenced to six months jail time with credit for time served. However, she will be allowed to serve her time in an in-house treatment program instead of jail. If there is no space available for the program, she must report back to custody. Beard has also had her probation revoked from a previous charge of disorderly conduct and has been sentenced to 30 days incarceration for that charge. Her husband, John M. Beard IV, 36, also of Brandenburg, also faced charges of possession on marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He pled not guilty, but was remanded into custody for lack of a $500 cash bond. Mr. Beard’s pretrial conference was scheduled for Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.

MEADE COUNTY AUTO SALVAGE & SALES 185 Bethel Church Road, Brandenburg, KY


• Quality parts • Guaranteed lowest prices • Nationwide parts locator • All parts tested and guaranteed • Free delivery • Free pickup on vehicles purchased • 10% off Military Discount on In-Stock Parts We also sell vehicles! TOP DOLLAR paid for antique, collectible and used cars, trucks and motorcyles in any condition. We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards! HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

GIRL’S FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 and 12 9 a.m. - Noon

Meade County Courthouse The following age groups will be offered: 5-6 year olds - Coach pitch 7-8 year olds - Machine pitch 9-10 year olds - Player pitch 11-12 year olds - Player pitch 13-16 year olds - Player pitch

Cost is: $50 - one child $75 - two children (siblings) $90 - three or more children (siblings) Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Any questions, please call Tracy Schwartz at 422-4801 or 668-6703

Proposed bill would end state assistance after failed drug tests Don’t Get Behind... Staff Report The News Standard Arecently proposed amendment to an existing Kentucky law would create a substance abuse screening program for adult recipients of public assistance, food stamps, and state medical assistance. House Bill 208 would amend KRS 205.200 to include language that would establish a substance abuse screening program for adults who receive such benefits. Under the amendment, the screening program would include periodic testing of

Pets From page A1 As of Jan. 15, the group will pay $30 for cat spays and neuters and $40 for dog spays and neuters for Meade County residents. Pet owners are responsible for the rest of the cost. In the past, the group paid the full amount for spays and neuters. PINS will continue to pay full cost for neutering Meade County Shelter adoptees that were adopted before Jan.15. “Basically, in a nutshell, we’ve started just doing the 100 percent for the Animal Shelter, but we’ve grandfathered in anyone who has adopted a pet before the 15th,” Kitson said. Adoptive pet owners will

adult recipients’ blood or urine for the presence of controlled substances. Assistance recipients who do not participate in the substance abuse screening program or who test positive for the presence of schedule I or schedule II – V controlled substances will be deemed ineligible for public assistance. Another stipulation of the amendment would require anyone seeking to enroll in any of the assistance programs be subjected to drug screening as an initial condition prior to the receipt of public assistance, as well as

once a year for each year assistance is sought. Program participants will be randomly assigned a month during that year to submit to testing. According to the amendment results of the screenings are not admissible in any criminal proceedings without the consent of the person tested. HB 208 was introduced in the House of Representatives Jan. 7 and was sponsored by Rep. Lonnie Napier (R - Lancaster). It was co-sponsored by 13 other representatives.

be given a voucher to present to clinics, which will give them the ability to shop around, according to Kitson. However, it is the responsibility of the adopters to see if the clinic of their choice will accept the vouchers. Also at the meeting, a member addressed concerns that some pet adopters aren’t following guidelines pertaining to administering rabies vaccines and spays and neuters to adopted pets as determined in the agreement signed when a pet is adopted. The member made a motion to send a letter to Judge/ Executive Gerry Lynn informing him that these actions are required. PINS Treasurer Liz Bell suggested that it may be better to first approach Animal Control Officer Jasper Hard-

esty instead of “going over his head.” According to the adoption application, the Meade County Animal Shelter shall be paid $100 if terms of contract are breached. The agreement also entitles the shelter to seek return of the animal by way of “judicial process” and the adopter is held culpable for “reasonable attorney fees and court costs in the event the Shelter must seek legal remedy.” A membership vote denied the motion; however, a motion was made to have a PINS official to speak with Jasper Hardesty and Judge/Executive Lynn. PINS generally meets at Home Plate restaurant on the fourth Monday of every month. For more information, visit http://

Subscribe to

The News Standard ONLY


26 per year


The Community Calendar is a free service to community groups and organizations for event announcements. To submit event information, please call The News Standard office at 270-422-4542, visit us at 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, or e-mail us at sales@

Friday, Jan. 28

•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.

Saturday, Jan. 29

•VFW DANCE — 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 11404, 770 ByPass Road, Brandenburg. All activities are open to the public. 270-422-5184. •YUGIOH TOURNAMENT — 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the MC Public Library Annex. The event is for ages 10-17. Wow the judges with your skills and compete in beginner’s, intermediate or advanced categories. Snacks will be provided. •BAKUGAN TOURNAMENT — 12-3 p.m. in the MC Public Library Annex. Come learn about the latest game craze. Snacks will be provided. •SLOW PITCH SOFT BALL SIGN UPS — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Food Court. For more information call 270-497-4347. •4-H PORK QUALITY ASSURANCE — 10 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office.

Sunday, Jan. 30

•NEW BEGINNING SHOWER — 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Weldon Christian Church Fellowship. The event is for Donald and Gloria Dix, who lost their home and all their belongings in a fire. •BINGO — 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Brandenburg. Sponsored by the Payneville Volunteer Fire Department. License No. 1195. 270-496-4349. •PREMARITAL COUNSELING — 5-7 p.m. at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. •SUNDAY SCHOOL — 10 a.m. at Brandenburg United Methodist Church.

Monday, Jan. 31

•STORY HOUR — 10:3011:30 a.m. at the MC Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. For ages 2-6. 270-422-2094. •OUTDOOR FITNESS — 3:45-4:30 p.m. at the MC Public Library Annex. 270422-2094. •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.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

•BATTLETOWN ELEMENTARY BLOOD DRIVE — 3-7 p.m. at Battletown Elementary. The chili supper will run from 4-6 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Danny Bennett Memorial Scholarship. Chili, peanut butter sandwiches and tea will be sold for $3. •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 — 9:3010 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. •EKRON CITY COUNCIL MEETING — 6:30 p.m. First Tuesday of every month. 270-828-3355. •MEADE COUNTY DIABETES SUPPORT

GROUP — 11 a.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Registration is required. Time and date are subject to change. For more information or to register, please call Melissa Condor at 800-280-1601 ext. 1035. Group will be cancelled if Meade County or Hardin County schools are closed for weather. •MEADE-BRECK DIABETES COALITION — 2 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Open to anyone with interest in improving their lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information call Melissa Condor at 800-280-1601 ext. 1035. Time and date are subject to change. Group will not meet Meade County or Hardin County schools are closed for weather. •BOOK DISCUSSION — 6-8 p.m. in the Meade County Public Library Annex. Join us for our friendly and lively book discussion each month in the library annex. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

•GROUNDHOG DAY •SADDLE CLUB MEETING — 7 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s. •YOGA — Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the MC Public Library. 270-422-2094. •BEGINNING YOGA — Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the MC Public Library. 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. 270-6687228.

Thursday, Feb. 3

•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. •COUNTY CONVERSATIONS — 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office. The topic will be KY 313. Director of Right of Ways Dean Loy, Project Development Engineer John Moore and Chief District Engineer Patty Duke will be on hand to update the community on the KY 313 project and answer any questions you may have concerning the project. •PAPER CRAFTS — 5 p.m. in the Meade County Public Library Annex. Give someone you care about a handmade card or gift this year. Stamp, color and decorate cards with all the material supplied. Registration is limited, so sign up at the front desk.

Upcoming Events

•2nd ANNUAL MAC MATTERS GALA — Feb. 8 at the Meade County Fairgrounds Building. Tickets cost $100 per person or a table of eight for $750. The tickets include a sit-down dinner and cocktails. Tickets may be purchased at the Brandenburg Farm Bureau Office or online at See the gala link. •LITTLE PRINCESS — Feb. 8 from 6-7 p.m. in the Meade County Public Library Annex. For ages 3-7. Come dressed as royalty for a night of crafts and princess activities. •MANAGING YOUR MEALS — Feb. 9. Initial class at 1 p.m. and followup class at 2:30 p.m. at the Meade County Extension Office. Initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual. Follow up classes will go over how each individual is doing with their meal plans and teach a new topic. These classes will be conducted by a registered dietitian or nurse depending on topic

Local Happenings

and availability. Please call 800-280-1601 ext. 1035 to register. Registration is required. Time and date are subject to change. Group will not meet if Meade County or Hardin County schools are closed for weather. •BASKET WEAVING — Feb. 9 from 12-4 p.m. in the Meade County Public Library Annex. Group project night. Discover the art of basket weaving. All levels of experience welcome and participants are asked to bring their own supplies. See our front desk for details. •DUKE BRIGADE, FORT KNOX CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL INFANTRY ASSOCIATION MEETING — Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Knox Leaders Club located at 1118 Chaffee Ave in Fort Knox. Seating will be in the Tankers Lounge. Anyone interested in maintaining or supporting the infantry ethos is invited to attend. For additional information contact vice president Mike Pesko at 270-823-7748. •ALL DISTRICT SPELLING BEE — Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Meade County High School Performing Arts Center. •AWAKEN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2011 — Feb. 11-12 at the Meade County High School auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday. The Tammy Trent concert will begin at 7 p.m. Early bird registration is $40 by Jan. 10. Regular registration is $49 and is due by Feb. 1. Register online at •HEART FAIR — Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the 5th floor auditorium at Hardin Memorial Hospital. We invite you to take this opportunity to discover your personal heart risks by participating in the following health screenings: blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, blood glucose, body fat analysis and risk assessment. For more information call 270-737-4464. •CLASSIC CORVETTES MEETING — Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in the conference room at Nolin RECC 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 call Bob Schramm at 270763-8439 or e-mail him at •MEADE COUNTY LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING — Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Meade County Board of Education. These meetings will be for the purpose of discussing items concerning the District Facilities Plan. Each of these meetings will be followed by a public forum for the purpose of soliciting comments concerning the District Facilities Plan. •BOOK DISCUSSION — Feb. 17 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Meade County Public Library Annex. Join us for our friendly and lively book discussion each month in the library annex. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. •CHOLESTEROL SCREENING — Feb. 22 from 6:30-10 a.m. in the second floor lab at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Registration is required by Feb. 16. Please call 270737-4464 or visit online at •3RD ANNUAL CHELSEA STINNETT MEMORIAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT — March 5 at Meade County High School. The cost is $100 per team. The winners receive a championship t-shirt. This tournament honors the life of Chelsea Stinnett, 2008 volleyball team captain. For more information contact Jennifer Smith at 270-422-7515 or e-mail her at Jennifer.smith@meade.

Don’t have a Subscription? Pick up a copy of The News Standard at one of these convenient locations!

A8 - The News Standard

Friday, January 28, 2011

Big Spring

Carolyn’s Corner Hager Country Store

Brandenburg Medco Short Stop MC Pediatrics Bee Hive Homes U.S. Tobacco Dollar General Rivertown Tires Dairy Queen Brandenburg BP Brandenburg Pharmacy Ray’s Ford Kroger Rivertown Spirits Gulf Rite Aid Cox’s Miguels River Ridge Marathon McDonald’s Huddle House Dr. Conley’s Office Power’s Pit Stop Doe Valley Express Madison Marathon

Ekron Ekron Grocery

Flaherty Basham’s A&J Food Mart Flaherty Dollar General Store Flaherty Service Center Fine Stop Food Mart Best Stop

Garrett Currans

Irvington Irvington Marathon Save Rite Irvington Dollar Store Houchin’s IGA

Midway Midway Kwik Stop

Muldraugh Muldraugh Marathon Golden Manor Muldraugh BP Muldraugh Dollar General Store

Payneville Webb’s Butcher Block Stull’s Grocery


Friday, January 28, 2011

Patrick Sr. works the night shift at UPS. He goes to work at 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Once he returns home, he immediately goes to bed. He wakes up at 11 a.m. to talk to his son about their day at school. Once they’re off, Patrick Sr. attends classes with his son and marching band practice, where he helped his son around the football field. But rather than feeling sorry for himself, Patrick Sr. was happy with his schedule. “If I could get four hours of sleep it was a great night,” he joked. During his speeches, Patrick Henry said he always tries to convey a message of hope and encourages people to live each day to the fullest. “I would say that my main message is that life is a blessing,” he said. “I mean, sure there are challenges, obstacles and difficulties that one faces. But overall, life is a beautiful thing and we must try to live each day to the fullest. Yesterday, that is a thing of the past. It happened and there is nothing we can do about it. We’re not always guaranteed tomorrow, but we are guaranteed this little bitty 24 hour space

so let’s make the most of it.” When Patrick Henry was born in 1988, his parents never expected what happened next. Their first-born son, Patrick Henry, was born without eyes and couldn’t extend his arms and legs, which made him unable to walk. Later, Patrick Henry had two steel rods surgically attached to his spine to correct scoliosis. “My wife had a picture perfect pregnancy,” Patrick Sr. told the crowd at Brandenburg UMC. “The night Patrick (Henry) was born we were expecting a healthy baby boy.” After their son was born, Patrick Sr. and his wife experienced a roller coaster of emotions. They were happy for the birth of their first child, but then there was the tragic part of the birth when they learned that Patrick Henry would never see or walk. “After the initial shock of a few weeks, and crying and wondering what we were going to do we decided that we would focus on the positive of Patrick (Henry),” Patrick Sr. said. “So we never talked about it — that Patrick (Henry) couldn’t see. We focused on what Patrick could do.”

Patrick Sr. compared his story to a time when his son was four and a half years old. His wife was hanging out with her friends for the day going shopping. So, he was at home watching the baby for the night. For the most part, Patrick Henry was a quiet crier. But later on in the night, he reached new decibels. As a 26-year-old first time parent, he didn’t know what to do to calm Patrick Henry down. He tried just about everything ranging from taking him for a ride in the car, changing his diaper and giving him a new bottle. So finally, Patrick Sr. laid his son on top of their piano in their family room and started to play some songs and his son got quiet. “I was 26 years old and my first thought was, ‘Hey, I did pretty good,’” Patrick Sr. joked. “But whatever it was it worked. Every time he cried that day, my wife would take him to the piano. I would play and he would get quiet.” After some time, Patrick Sr. would have father-son bonding time with Patrick Henry by playing some songs on the piano. “It was never a forgone

conclusion that he would be a pianist,” he said. “It was just one of those things that God seemed to be showing us. That was his gift.” Patrick Henry has learned his musical craft by ear rather than using braille music sheets. He said that there was an opportunity to use braille music, but it is very rare and difficult to understand. As he learns a song, his teacher will record the music on a cassette tape. Patrick Henry will take the cassette home and play along to it through trial and error. Since perfecting his craft, Patrick Henry has expanded his performances from classic music to show tunes, jazz and his favorite, folk music. Currently, he has two CDs released that are available on his Web site. The first was released in 2005 and the second was released in 2009. To Patrick Henry, recording his CDs was something he will never forget. Throughout his son’s life, Patrick Sr. joked that his son has had a bit of a stubborn streak in him. “As a child, he was very structured,” he said, adding that Patrick Henry didn’t enjoy it when things got out of routine. The Hughes family often refers to Patrick Henry as their “family history book,” because he can catalog every event in his head. “He can pretty much recall dates and family moments,” Patrick Sr., said. Patrick Henry is also a very independent person since the Hughes family received their new home. “Around the home, he is a very private person,” Patrick Sr. said. “He doesn’t seek out a lot of help.” In December 2010, Patrick Henry added college

proper and is the proposed classification more appropriate? Five “no,” two “yes.” 3. Have there been major changes of an economic, physical or social nature within the area involved which were not anticipated by the comprehensive plan which have substantially altered the basic character of the area? Five “yes,” two “no.” The decision to send the proposal to Fiscal Court with a recommendation for approval passed by a vote of 4-3. Magistrates passed the recommendation at their Sept. 2009 meeting by a margin of 5-2. Butler’s opinion states that Kentucky zoning statues give

“substantial deference to local legislative and administrative decisions regarding land use in a community.” He continues it is his opinion that the actions of the commission and Fiscal Court “are presumed correct, reasonable, and carried out according to law.” Butler says the scope of judicial review is very narrow in zoning cases; therefore, it is the court’s responsibility only to determine whether the actions were arbitrary based on the evidence that was heard and the proceedings that took place. Bell charged the commission’s finding there had been major economic, physical or social changes in the area that

were not contemplated in the comprehensive plan are not supported by substantial evidence. Butler’s ruling says the commission’s findings are not limited to the content of evidence alone and that there were several additional materials that supported the commission’s findings. “The record demonstrates that the Planning Commission made its recommendation after conducting a careful examination of the evidence placed before it,” the ruling states. “Moreover, that recommendation is supported by substantial evidence.” Bell also claimed that since the A-1 zoning originally included the right to extract

rock by blasting at the time the comprehensive plan was adopted, it is allegedly impermissible to subsequently conclude that using the property to extract rock by blasting is a major change sufficient to justify the rezoning. “Since the property had already secured the nonconforming right to extract rock by the use of explosives, several new and different economic, physical and social changes existed in the area at the time rezoning came under review that were not in existence at the time the comprehensive plan was first adopted,” Butler’s ruling says. “These changes, along with the 2009 amendment, are

deer’s freshly killed carcass. Moments later, Adkisson crested a hill the deer had stumbled down, according to Ammons. After a brief exchange, wildlife officials were notified and Adkisson was charged. Adkisson was arraigned in Meade County District Court on Jan. 12 on charges of 3rd degree criminal trespassing, illegal take/ pursue of deer/wild turkey, bag limits on wildlife and acts of depredation while hunting/fishing/ trapping, according to court records. His court appearance was continued to the following week, and Adkisson reappeared in court on Jan. 19. According to court documents, he pled guilty to the criminal trespassing charge and received a $50 fine. Adkisson was found

guilty of the illegal take/ pursue of a deer/wild turkey and received a $250 fine and 30 days in jail, which were probated for two years. He was also found guilty of bag limits on wildlife and received 30 days in jail, and the sentence was also probated for two years. The charge of acts of depredation while hunting/fishing/trapping was dismissed. He was required to pay $753 restitution to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Adkisson was also ordered to forfeit his firearm and is not allowed to hunt for a period of one year. According to Ammons, who owns Ammo’s Sporting Goods, the penalty could have been much more severe if it happened elsewhere. “Kentucky kind of has it backwards,” Ammons

said. “If you go out west, to Iowa, Kansas or Texas, he would have been fined $10-15,000 for trophy replacement costs. Kentucky doesn’t have that.” Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer Rodney Milburn was the arresting officer, according to court records. Ammons praised Milburn for how aggressively the conservation officer is targeting poachers “Our new conservation officer Rodney Milburn, he has caught more people poaching and spotlighting than I’ve seen in a long time,” Ammons said. Though this particular instance is over, its implications could possibly carry a much more lasting affect. “The one landowner said he’s done deer hunting,” Ammons said. “He doesn’t know if he wants to hunt or not.”

Life From page A1 a blessing in several ways. It’s a lot more accessible. I’m able to get around more easily and there is some great technology that has enabled me to live more independently.” Patrick Henry, along with his father, Patrick Sr., shared the story of his ambition to face adversity and never give up to a packed house at Brandenburg United Methodist Church last Wednesday. Both of the Hughes spoke about how they overcame their struggles with some positivity and, most importantly, their faith in God. Patrick Henry also performed some songs on the piano from the likes of Elvis Presley, Brooks and Dunn, Mozart, Chopin and “Amazing Grace,” which he had the crowd sing along with. According to Russell East, director of programming at Brandenburg UMC, this event was a kickoff to the church’s spring semester. In the past, they’ve had local celebrities such as Cameron Mills and Pat Day speak at the church. “We’re excited and this is our outreach to the community,” East said. Patrick Henry and his father are based out of Louisville and have been traveling the country sharing Patrick Henry’s story since December 2006, but have been speaking around Louisville since the mid 1990s. Patrick Sr. presented a video of his family’s journey to the crowd at Brandenburg UMC. The video was first shown in December 2006 during College Game Day on ESPN. The video featured Patrick Henry and his family living their daily lives and how Patrick Henry has a strong head on his shoulders. The video showcases how

Quarry From page A1 with the majority of Fiscal Court expressing the preference that they the quarry re initiate the rezoning process itself. On August 20, 2008, Planning and Zoning voted on the finding of facts giving split decisions on all four questions. The votes were: 1. Is the proposed amendment in agreement wand consistent with the goals of the comprehensive plan? Four “no,” three “yes.” 2. Is the current zoning classification incorrect or im-

Deer From page A1 Ammons, who has been given permission to hunt on the land at will, said the deer weighed a burly 208 pounds and had antlers which racked up a 180 inch gross score. That same deer had caught his and the landowner’s attention, and Ammons even suggested that it was about time to harvest the deer. “We’ve had pictures of this deer for three years. We’ve been watching him grow,” he said. “I told one landowner, ‘We need to shoot that deer this year.” However, Ammons and the landowner were beaten to the shot. On the last Sunday of gun season, the landowner heard a gunshot. After going out to investigate, he discovered the

The News Standard ­- A9

The News Standard/Jennifer Corbett

Patrick Hughes Sr., (left) and his son, Patrick Henry, listen as they are introduced by Russell East at Brandenburg United Methodist Church Wednesday night.

It’s pretty doggone easy to send us your community announcements. E-mail community calendar events, birth, wedding, anniversary and other announcements, letters to the editor and more to

graduate to his impressive list of accomplishments. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Spanish from the University of Louisville, and Patrick Henry said he’s glad to not have to worry about any tests anytime soon. “It’s amazing. I’m happy to be done with school, even though it was a great ride for the most part,” he said. “I was sort of having a little bit of a laugh because Dad and I did an event in Salt Lake City in January. Usually, when I was in school we do these events and I would have to take my schoolbooks with me and do homework. And, I was thinking that this was probably my first speaking engagement where I didn’t have to take any textbooks.” Patrick Henry’s interest in Spanish began in elementary school, where he attended a Spanish immersion school. The students had to learn colors, words, phrases and numbers in Spanish. Henry’s teacher was from Chile and he really enjoyed learning what she taught and continued tutoring throughout elementary, middle and high school. In the future, he hopes to use his degree by pursuing a career as a Spanish interpreter and eventually an international ambassador to a Spanish speaking country. But most of all, Patrick hopes to host his own game show named “Stash of Cash.” “The game show is his passion and he would love nothing more,” Patrick Sr. said. As for future events, Patrick Sr. said they have booked speaking engagement and Patrick Henry is even planning on auditioning for “America’s Got Talent.”

precisely the type of major changes …that (the statutes) directs the Planning Commission to consider when approving the rezoning of the property.” Butler continues saying Bell’s argument ignores testimony and other evidence that was offered describing the expansion of other mining operations in the area that have contributed to change the overall character of the area involved. Butler concludes saying there were sufficient facts to support the Planning Commission’s findings and the Fiscal Court did not act in an arbitrary or capricious way in approving the recommendation.

School will be in session for students on February 18th and 21st. The school calendar indicated that these two days could be used for make-up days, if needed. Due to the unfortunate cancellation of school for weather, it has become necessary to make this change. Have any of these ever happened to your parent?

Yes No

p p p p p p p p

p left stove on? p forgotten to take medications? p fallen? p neglected to eat, or does not eat right? p wandered off? p has become withdrawn or depressed? p disoriented or confused? p unable to bathe or dress without help?

B ee Hive homes

if you checked “yes” to 2 or more of these, you need to talk to us. Beehive Homes is the nation’s leader in small, personalized assisted living homes.

We’ll help you prevent these problems from becoming a disaster.

103 Commerce Drive (across from fairgrounds) • Brandenburg, Ky.

(270) 422-7990

sheri Wright, New manager


A10 - The News Standard

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pre-planning breaks bad eating habits for snacks on the go By Angela Shelf Medearis The Kitchen Diva For many of us, healthy habits seem to go out the window as soon as we step beyond our front door. When eating away from home, planning may be the most important action a person can take when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When stressed or rushed, many of us revert to our old familiar habits. If those habits are not healthy, that’s when poor choices are made. Habits may include grabbing highfat doughnuts, stopping at convenient fast-food restaurants, eating larger portions or making afternoon visits to the vending machine. Planning ahead provides a variety of healthy food choices and portion sizes that are satisfying. With a little thought, anyone can plan a healthy snack or meal-on-thego that best fits any situation. Use these as inspiration: •Whole-wheat bagel, lowfat cheese, pear, water •Fresh spinach, feta and cubed chicken (leftover from last night’s dinner) in a wholewheat pita, grapes, skim milk •Broth-based soup (pass on the cream soups), baked wheat crackers, apple •Sliced turkey with lowfat dressing (skip the high-fat


Roasted crunchy chili beans can be a tasty treat which are high in protein. mayo) wrapped in a lettuce leaf, baked chips, fresh berries, iced tea Try these tips if you are away from home: •If eating in the car is a trouble spot for you, make it a rule to only bring water in the car if you’re traveling for an hour or less. •If your weakness is stopping at convenience stores, fast-food restaurants or vending machines, put those on your “Do not stop” list, or order only one item, like the grilled chicken, and bring the

rest of your meal in a cooler. Lettuce, instead of a bun, wrapped around chicken or a burger is a tasty alternative. Make the local grocery store your food stop, or get yourself a cooler where you keep a “stash” of healthy options: energy bars, bottled water, nuts or fruit. •Bring a healthy snack or lunch with you. Include some protein — it satisfies longer. With an apple, bring some peanut butter, cheese or nuts. Microwave popcorn (trans fat-free, of course) is also a

great choice. •Carrying lunch to work saves you money, plus you have the added benefit of choosing what’s healthiest for you. •Take healthy foods that travel well: Cottage cheese, vegetable sticks, yogurt, fruit, granola bars and nuts are great choices. •Keep refreezeable ice packs in your freezer to throw in your cooler when transporting meat, dairy and cooked foods. Freeze 100-percent juice packs or, in a pinch,

other essential nutrients. Most are low in fat and calories, are high in fiber, and contain no cholesterol. As an added bonus, choosing fruits and vegetables in place of high-fat foods as part of a healthy diet, may make it easier to control your weight. Getting your five to nine servings of fruits and veggies a day is easy if you have a plan. The simplest way is to eat at least one

serving of a fruit or vegetable at every meal and snack. The following are some guidelines about what counts as a serving: 1 medium-sized piece of fruit 1/2 cup cut-up fresh fruit or fruit canned in its own juice 3/4 cup 100 percent fruit juice or vegetable juice 1/4 cup dried fruit 1 cup raw, leafy vegetables or salad

1/2 cup cooked or canned vegetables 1/2 cup cooked or canned beans, peas, or lentils As you can see, serving sizes are actually quite small, so getting your minimum daily servings should be a snap. Below are some additional tips to help you save time and money while you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Choose fruits and veg-

throw some ice cubes in a zipper-lock plastic bag. This recipe for Crunchy Chili Beans made from garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) is a healthy snack to pack for the days when you’re on the go. They can be stored in an airtight container and left in your car for up to seven days so that you always have a nutritious snack on hand. Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans are a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and help prevent blood-sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal. Garbanzo beans are high in protein and also promote slow burning of complex carbohydrates, thus increasing your energy by replenishing your iron stores. Tips provided by Jill Kokkonen May, a health and nutrition educator with University of Minnesota Extension.

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Crunchy Chili Beans Seasoning the garbanzo beans with the spices and then roasting them makes the beans crisp on the outside and creamy and flavorful on the inside. 2 (15-ounce) cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons liquid-smoke flavoring

1. Drain the garbanzo beans and rinse them several times with cold water. Spread the beans on a paper towel to dry. Mix the Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, liquid smoke, cinnamon, garlic powder and hot sauce together in a bowl. Add the beans to the Worcestershire mixture and marinate for 30 minutes. 2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a cookie sheet with oil, and spread the beans out in a single layer. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Stir the beans periodically for even browning. Remove and cool before eating. Store beans in an air-tight container or resealable plastic bag for up to seven days. Makes about three cups. Angela Shelf Medearis is known as The Kitchen Diva! She’s the executive producer and host of “The Kitchen Diva!” cooking show on Medearis is an award-winning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks, including “The New African-American Kitchen” and her new cookbook, “The Kitchen Diva Cooks!” Visit her website at

gies that require little peeling or chopping, such as baby carrots, grapes or cherry tomatoes. Prepare extra vegetables and freeze leftovers for future meals. Choose pre-packaged salads for a quick meal. Purchase fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables when they are generally less expensive. Purchase frozen, canned or dried varieties that keep longer.

Shop local farmer ’s markets or visit local farms to pick your own fresh produce. Adding new fruits and vegetables to your meals can be a fun way to add variety to your diet. Fruits and vegetables come in terrific colors and flavors, so put a rainbow on your plate every day. For more nutrition tips, contact the Meade County Health Department at 270422-3988.

When it comes to eating fruits, veggies more is better for good health Submitted by the Meade County Health Dept.

All national health organizations recommend eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day to promote good health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Fruits and veggies contribute to good health because they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and

Save more energy and money by upgrading older appliances


Older appliances, such as the one above, can put a strain on energy usage. Jennifer Bridge Family/Consumer Science

One of the largest energy-using appliances in a household is the refrigerator. Appliances are designed to save time and money, but if an appliance is not energy efficient or is operated improperly, it could be wasting money. Ensuring that you have an Energy Star-approved appliance is one solution; others are proper operation, location and maintenance. Following a few basic tips can reduce your refrigerator’s impact on your energy bills. For example, keep the refrigerator out of direct sunlight. If you must place it against an exterior wall, choose one that does not receive direct sunlight to reduce the energy it needs

to keep the contents cool. Allow at least two inches of space behind, above and below the refrigerator. Sufficient air movement keeps the condenser coils cool and prolongs the life of the refrigerator. You should not locate the refrigerator near any heating elements such as a stove or a dishwasher. Check the seal on the refrigerator door by placing a piece of paper between the door and body, then shut the door and remove the paper. If the paper comes out easily, you may need to adjust or replace the hinge or seals. Allow hot foods to cool before you place them in the refrigerator, and cover all liquids and foods since the moisture they release makes the refrigerator work harder. Set the refrigerator temperature around 37 degrees F and the freezer at 5 degrees F to keep your food at the appropriate temper-

ature and to avoid wasting energy on overcooling. Remove any frost that accumulates. Instead of microwaving a frozen item to thaw it, remove it from the freezer the night before you intend to use it and place it in the refrigerator to thaw. This saves energy from not microwaving and reduces the amount of work your refrigerator has to do by using the cold food releases as it thaws rather than using energy to cool the contents of the fridge. For more energy-saving information, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service and check out this University of Kentucky Extension publication http://www. henv/henv703/henv703. pdf. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

BUSINESS Local business helping get the bugs out

The News Standard - A11

Friday, January 28, 2011

By Brian Graves The News Standard The idea of pest control dates back almost 5,000 years when sulfur compounds were used as pesticides. For Bear Wilson, it dates back around two decades when he got started in the business. Wilson owns and operates All-American Pest Control, a service he help provide with his son, Jeff and family friend, Jay Fowler. “There was a company called Apollo Pest Control operated by Roy and Beverly Jones,” Wilson said. “I worked for them for a few years then bought a portion of his business and signed a no-compete contract. Then, we began in January 1991.” Based in Brandenburg, All-American does regular business in Louisville, but has most of their clients in the local area. “I was originally working with a computerized wagering company at Churchill Downs, but with a young family and wife, you had to travel. I didn’t want to, so I answered an ad in the paper,” Wilson said. That’s where he met the Joneses and found the business he has remained in for so long. Wilson says he enjoys his job because he gets to do something different every day. “I love talking to people and meeting all different kinds of people and try to help them out with their problems,” he said. Wilson and his team are called on to eliminate the aggravation caused by everything from termites to snakes. However, Wilson and his son have an agreement about spiders and snakes. “I don’t like spiders,” Bear said with a laugh.


Jay Fowler and Jeff Wilson of All-American Pest Control demonstrate some of the equipment they use when spraying to eliminate pests around homes or businesses. “Most of the time I have my wife kill one if there’s one in the house. That’s why if it’s a spider problem, I let Jeff handle it.” Likewise, Jeff isn’t that crazy about snakes, so he is able to pass that off to Dad or Jay. But, there’s one story that shows the humor sometimes found in getting rid of pests. “My mom killed a skunk under her house and I had to crawl under the condo and it’s 98 degrees that day,” Bear said.

“There’s also deep mud I’m having to crawl through and by the time I had gotten to the skunk, he had pulled everything down — the insulation — and made a bed at the far end,” Wilson said. “He was so dead when I got to him. I had to drag this old, dead rotten skunk out through all of that.” “My mom is the only person I’ll ever do that for,” Bear said with a laugh. He said there are very few calls he’s ever said “no” to.

Pharmacy noted for business excellence

“I’ve seen rats just terrible, amazing numbers of roaches you can’t imagine anyone would want to be in the same house with, but I always try to do it. I feel like I’m helping someone out when I do,” Bear said. He says the major pest control problem on the radar is bed bugs. “They have made a major reoccurrence. But, we don’t do that many bed bug jobs due to the cost. Everybody’s having a real problem getting rid of them — not just us,” Bear said. “The process is so expensive.” He said the most common pests are ants and spiders, with the most common spider being the wolf spider. “Even though when people call they think it’s a brown recluse or a black widow, it’s usually a wolf spider,” Bear said. He said if people see a spider or any other insect they may not recognize, they can take a picture and e-mail it to him for identification. “I can’t tell you the time they’ve tried to send them through the mail,” Bear said. “I just get a greasy spot on an envelope when I see it.” Bear says there’s nothing unique about his business — it’s just a small, family business. But, Jeff adds there is a benefit to their customers. “We save people money by not driving brand new trucks all the time or equipment or uniforms,” Jeff said. “Our overhead is low and we don’t require contracts like some of the other companies.” “We just take care of people’s problems when they want them taken care of,” Bear said. All-American Pest Control can be reached at 270-422-5551.

Treat your eyes right!

LeClair Optical t-PX1SJDFT t*OEFQFOEFOU%PDUPS t:FBST&YQFSJFODF t$POUBDU-FOTFT t4BGFUZ(MBTTFT Call today for an appointment!


171 E. Lincoln Trail Radcliff, Ky 40160

When you call, we listen!


STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST Quotes effective as of close of market Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Deere & Co. ................................DE ............... 90.60 Caterpillar Inc............................CAT ............... 96.23 Ford Motor Co. .............................. F ............... 18.70 Harley-Davidson .....................HOG ............... 36.72 CSX Corp...................................CSX ............... 68.94 General Electric Co. ....................GE ............... 18.60 Peabody Energy ........................ BTU ............... 61.90 Marathon Oil...........................MRO ............... 42.47 Chevron ................................... CVX ............... 93.35 Arch Chemicals ..........................ARJ ............... 38.14 Brown Forman B....................... BF B ............... 67.63 Lowes Companies ...................LOW ............... 25.01 Home Depot Inc.........................HD ............... 36.02 McDonalds Corp .....................MCD ............... 74.68 Papa Johns .............................. PZZA ............... 28.47 Yum! Brands Inc ...................... YUM ............... 49.25 Coca-Cola Co ............................. KO ............... 63.48 Pepsico Inc ................................ PEP ............... 66.57 RadioShack .............................. RSH ............... 17.11 Best Buy Co Inc .........................BBY ............... 35.13 Dell Inc ................................... DELL ............... 14.10


Members of the staff at Brandenburg Pharmacy Care are, from left, Pharmacy Technologists Tracy Mattingly, Brooklynn Smith, and Tiffany Williams, Pharmacists Adam Robinson and Lisa Babb, and Pharmacy Technologists Melissa Allen and Kendra Mattingly. Not pictured are Brooke Beal and Whitney Rhodes, both pharmacy technologists, and Jeremy Lucas, the pharmacy’s delivery driver. Submitted by Meade Co. Area Chamber of Commerce Brandenburg Pharmacy Care is the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Month for January. The company was selected because of its support of the Chamber of Commerce and community projects and the success it has experienced in its three years of operation, according to President Kelly Roberts. “Businesses like Brandenburg Pharmacy Care play an important role in the economy of our community by providing good jobs for people and keeping a large proportion of the money people spend there within Meade County,” Roberts said. “Equally important,” according to Roberts, “is the way the company steps forward to support the work of organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, the Meade Activity Center, and our community’s schools.” Although the current

owners — Adam Robinson, Gabe Van Lahr, and Jonathan Van Lahr — only became partners and purchased the company in 2007, the roots of their relationship extend to when Robinson and Gabe Van Lahr became best friends while attending kindergarten together and, in Robinson’s words, “Jonathan was my second father.” Along the way, the two decided they wanted to be pharmacists, and, after graduating from pharmacy school, returned to their childhood homes, where Gabe went to work for his father at Save-Rite Drugs in nearby Irvington and Robinson decided “Meade County would be a good place to live and to be in business.” Robinson says there are many reasons why Meade County’s only locally owned and operated pharmacy is a success: •The speed and efficiency with which it meets its customers’ needs. •The services that it offers and that its competitors don’t: free delivery

to most parts of Meade County; home medical equipment; and custom compounding of specialized prescriptions. •An experienced staff of pharmacy technologists, all of whom have had the extra training required for certification. •An immunization program that includes an annual flu clinic with Meade County Public Schools. Currently, Robinson says, there are ten on the pharmacy’s staff, a number that could grow as its customer base expands. Under way now at the pharmacy, which is located at 455D ByPass Road, is a remodeling project that will provide more work space and a 20 percent boost in behind-the-counter storage space. Brandenburg Pharmacy Care is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The staff can be reached by telephone at 270-4222422 and by email at


Brandenburg 422-3979 • Flaherty 828-4600 • Homeowners • Life • Auto • Farm • Annuity • IRA

Microsoft CP........................... MSFT ............... 28.66 Wells Fargo & Co .................... WFC ............... 32.49 Vulcan Materials ..................... VMC ............... 40.60 Proctor & Gamble ...................... PG ............... 65.50 Johnson & Johnson ..................... JNJ ............... 62.10 Wal-Mart Stores ...................... WMT ............... 55.14 United Parcel B..........................UPS ............... 73.02 Fedex Corp ............................... FDX ............... 95.80 Dow Jones Industrial Average ................... 11,837.93 *This is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase, sell, or hold any particular security.

Earl F. Wright Financial Advisor 425 Broadway Brandenburg, KY 40108 270-422-1922

Staying Warm while in the cold. Grab That Hat

Love Those Layers

Dressing Tons of in layers body is the heat best way escapes to stay right from warm your head. and toasty Scarves, in the cold, face masks, because you and earmuffs can start out are also great at with lots of clothes covering you up so to keep you warm and you'll stay comfortable then peel them off once you start longer. And don't forget mittens or to heat up. If you don’t know how gloves, the waterproof kind are best much to wear, go for more layers to if you know you'll be playing around a lot in the snow. Keeping your hands start, they can always come off later. (Whatever you do, always leave warm and dry is important because your coat on, that’s one layer that fingers are sensitive to the cold. should stay!)

Fight the Bite

If you’re outside on a very cold day and you’re not wearing enough protective clothing, you could be in danger of getting frostbite. Frostbite is when the body’s tissues freeze, and it usually happens to skin that is exposed (like your face or your ears) or to parts of the body like your fingers or toes.

Drink Up!

When you are outside in the cold and breathing hard, you lose a lot of your body's water through your breath. And the best way to get that water back is to drink up! Warm drinks and soups keep you hydrated and heat up your insides when it's cold outside.

AGRICULTURE Winter fruit tree protection There’s no place like home...

Friday, January, 28 2011

A12 - The News Standard

Call Us Today!

Andy Mills Ag & Natural Resources During the winter months, home orchard owners need to protect their fruit trees from rabbits and voles. But, hold off on any pruning until after the worst of the cold, winter weather has passed. Rabbits and voles injure fruit trees by chewing the bark from the lower trunk and portions of the roots. This damage may kill or severely weaken the trees. If grass has grown up around the base of the trees, it should be removed so as not to provide cover for rabbits and voles. If your trees are mulched, pull the mulch back for five to six inches at the base of the trunk to keep the rodents away. With several inches of snow on the ground some of these small animals will turn to tree bark for food. Pick up and discard any fruit that remains beneath the trees to avoid attracting the rodents. Cleaning up fruit from the ground should be a part of annual fall and winter

orchard cleanup. Finally install rodent guards around the lower trunk. These may be plastic wrap guards that are commercially available. Home orchard owners can also construct their own guards using quarter inch hardware cloth. The guards should cover the trunk to a height of 18 inches and encircle the trunk. During the winter months inspect the ground around the trees for tunnels in the grass or holes indicating vole activity. Use

snap traps when vole activity is noted. Prior to spring growth, prune out dead and diseased wood. Pruning increases air movement within the tree canopy, potentially reduces pest problems, improves spray coverage and promotes high-quality fruit production. Late February, March or early April usually is the best time to prune. For more information on home orchards, contact the Meade County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-422-4958.

Training program helps to prepare for roadside retail Submitted by Kentucky Department of Agriculture FRANKFORT — The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will conduct four MarketReady training sessions in February to help farmers across the Commonwealth looking to sell their products at retail in order to boost their profits and stay in farming. “Many Kentucky farmers are hesitant or unprepared to take advantage of the opportunity to sell local products in local markets,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “This training is intended to show them how to manage their own food safety, insurance, product quality and traceability risks.” “This training really fills a gap that is needed for our [Kentucky Proud] members,” said Farm to Retail Liaison Roger Snell of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, who speaks at many of the training sessions on behalf of the De-

partment’s Kentucky Proud marketing program. “The training is good for our new members or members that want to take that next step from farmers’ markets to retail,” Snell said. “For new Kentucky Proud members looking at retail, I make it a prerequisite.” The training sessions, each beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. local time, will be held Friday, Feb. 11 at the Campbell County Extension office in Highland Heights, Ky.; Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the Pulaski County Extension office in Somerset, Ky.; Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Elk Creek Winery in Owenton, Ky.; and Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Warren County Extension office in Bowling Green, Ky. Training in restaurant sales will be offered from 9-11:30 a.m., followed by a panel discussion of chefs and restaurant buyers from 11:30 to noon. After lunch, training in grocery and wholesale sales will run from 1-2:30 p.m., followed by a panel of

grocery/wholesale buyers. Cost is $25, which includes lunch, refreshments and all training materials. The training is based on best business practices identified by buyers in markets that are actively seeking to engage local suppliers, according to UK. MarketReady will help farm vendors selling dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables design a better business strategy to succeed. Business functions covered by the training include: communication and relationship building, packaging, labeling, pricing, supply, delivery, storage, invoicing, insurance, quality assurance and temperature control, audits and certifications, satisfaction guarantee, working cooperatively, marketing, and local products for local markets. For more information about MarketReady, fsic/marketready/index.php. For directions to the training sessions, visit county for the extension offices and www.elkcreekvineyards. com for Elk Creek Winery.

successful. “When schools buy from local farmers, they also help those farmers make a better living,” Commissioner Farmer continued.

“As producers plan for the upcoming growing season, I encourage them to consider working with their local schools,” Commissioner Farmer added.

More local foods served in schools Submitted by Kentucky Department of Agriculture

FRANKFORT — The state agriculture department will work to get more nutritious Kentucky Proud foods onto the plates of school children throughout Kentucky in 2011, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said in a press release earlier this week. “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program connects schools with local farmers so students can enjoy delicious, nutritious foods from just down the road, not across the country,” Commissioner Farmer said. “That gives our kids a better chance to grow up healthy, strong and

Start your search TODAY at


Protect trees in the winter for optimal health.

Service the old fashioned way

Only Authorized New Holland Dealership in (270)422-4499 • 800-985-0621

455B By Pass Rd, Brandenburg, KY Each office is independently owned & operated

ABSOLUTE - JANUARY 29, 2011 - 10 am EST 2 bedroom, 1 bath home located at 809 Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown, KY. Great Investment Property. Current owners used this property as rental property and collect $900 monthly.


February 5th @ 10 EST 17 acres +/- located off of KY Hwy 448 in Garrett, KY property used as crop land. February 5th @ 12 EST 56 acres+/- located off Alex Willis Road in Guston, KY For complete directions to both properties, contact our office. Both properties apart of the Robert Simmons Property


ABSOLUTE - MEADE COUNTY ANNUAL SHERIFF’S SALE - Huge line of personal property, so don’t miss this important sale!!! ABSOLUTE - Broadbent Annual Benefit Auction - Huge line of personal property, farm equipment, guns, antiques and much more. “I’ve used other auction companies in the past until I saw what US AUCTION GROUP delivered. I didn’t know what I was missing! I applaud Paul and his company for the integrity, compassion and professionalism that they show.” Mary Ann Tobin “Two thumbs up for an excellent company with above average presentation, integrity and ‘know how’ to get the job done.” Ray Mathis, Seller

Call Our Office for more Info! 422-2228

Meade, Crawford, Washington, Jackson, Scott & Harrison Counties 101 PROGRESS WAY SALEM, IN 47167

812-586-0184 Carolina Carports

The News Standard

Irvington Livestock Auction - Irvington, KY • KY Dept of Ag-USDA Market News • Monday, January 24, 2011 Receipts: 992 No trends available *AD-Average Dressing, HD-High Dressing, LD-Low Dressing Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 200-300 lbs 118.00-144.00; 300-400 lbs 140.00-160.00; 400-500 lbs 127.00-150.00; 500-600 lbs 126.00-138.00; 600-700 lbs 117.00-125.00; 700-800 lbs 104.00-116.95; 800-900 lbs 113.75-115.50. Groups with 20 head or more, 20 head 704 lbs 116.95 mixed; 30 head 779 lbs 114.00 mixed. Medium and Large 2 500-600 lbs 114.00-122.00; 600-700 lbs 107.00-115.00; 700-800 lbs 85.00-86.00. Holstein Steers: No test. Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs 138.00156.50; 400-500 lbs 125.00-140.00; 500-600 lbs 114.00134.00; 600-700 lbs 105.00-117.00; 700-800 lbs 102.00104.00. Medium and Large 2 300-400 lbs 116.00-128.00; 400-500 lbs 104.00; 500-600 lbs 105.00; 700-800 lbs 90.00. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 200-300 lbs 104.00131.00; 300-400 lbs 123.00-134.00; 400-500 lbs 117.00-

132.50; 500-600 lbs 113.00-122.00; 600-700 lbs 103.00116.00; 700-800 lbs 95.00-106.50; 800-900 lbs 101.00. Group with 31 head 685 lbs 108.90 mixed. Medium and Large 2: 300-400 lbs 117.00; 400-500 lbs 108.00-115.00; 500-600 lbs 106.00-107.00; 600-700 lbs 97.00. Slaughter Cows: % Lean Weight AD HD LD Breaker 75-80 1400-1620 63.50-69.00 Boners 80-85 1300-1490 56.50-62.50 Lean 85-90 1200-1390 48.50-54.50 Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade Weight AD HD LD 1-2 1550-2115 78.00-82.00 1-2 1555-1935 74.00-76.50 Bred Cows: No test. Cow and Calves: Large 1-2 Cows 5-8 years old with 200 lbs calves at side 1200.00. Stock Bulls: No test. Calves: No test.

CPH sale January 21, 2011. Receipts 644 head. Feeder Head 8 106 157 67 Feeder Head 4 Feeder Head 10 33 151 23

Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 414 414 149.10 149.10 508-594 577 131.25-141.75 133.08 611-696 690 111.00-120.30 119.62 809-880 811 105.00-116.40 116.03 Steers Medium and Large 3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 420 420 138.50 138.50 Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 413 413 127.00 127.00 506-521 510 111.50-120.75 118.17 601-688 662 106.50-114.50 112.08 777 777 107.05 107.05


Friday, January January 28, 28, 2011 2011 Friday,

Justin Ray Sports Editor



Jan. 28

Greenwave basketball @ Breckinridge County 8 p.m.

Jan. 29 Greenwave wrestling @ Henry Clay State Duals T.B.A Lady Wave basketball Daviess County

7 p.m.

Meade County swim team @ Shelby County Winter Classic T.B.A. Stuart Pepper Middle School 7th grade boys basketball tournament 1st round @ Stuart Pepper Middle J.T.A. T.B.A.

Feb. 1 Greenwave basketball @ LaRue County 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 3 Lady Waves basketball South Oldham 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4 Greenwave basketball Ohio County

7 p.m.

Feb. 5 Greenwave basketball Frederick Fraize Lady Waves Frederick Fraize

6 p.m.

7 p.m.

Feb. 7 Lady Waves basketball Anderson County 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 Greenwave Basketball @ Grayson County

8 p.m.

Feb. 11 Greenwave basketball @ Apollo

8 p.m.

Feb. 12 Lady Waves basketball Ohio County @ John Hardin

8 p.m.

Feb. 15 Greenwave basketball North Bullitt 7:30 p.m. Lady Waves basketball @ North Hardin 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 18-19 Meade County swim team Regional Preliminary/Finals T.B.A. 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 812-482-5226. NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE Check next week’s issue for results and coverage from this week’s games.

Meade misses their mark, fall to Muhlenberg Co., B3 The News Standard

Greenwave have just enough focus to pin Eagles By Justin Ray The News Standard

Meade County’s Greenwave wrestling team took the short trip to Fort Knox High School and pinned the Eagles into a 50-30 defeat during their senior night on Jan. 19. The Greenwave’s match against the Eagles was the first time the team had gotten back on the mat since being defeated by Southern High School in the championship of the 3rd region duals on Jan. 15. After wrestling five grueling matches, the Greenwave got the job done but lacked the same intensity they had shown in their previous outing. “Tonight, some people got pinned that shouldn’t have,” Greenwave wrestler Garrett Kenealy said. “Some made mistakes they shouldn’t have

and we need to fix it.” Despite the nagging mistakes, Meade County had six wrestlers defeat their opponents and three other wrestlers win by Fort Knox forfeit. The Eagles offered up a solid effort, but didn’t have enough to defeat the more experienced Greenwaves even on a day when they didn’t give their best performance. Meade County head coach Bob Davis was pleased with the team’s victory, but wasn’t happy with their overall effort against the Eagles. “We didn’t do well,” Davis said. “Some of my young kids made misSee PIN, Page B3


Junior Cody Hoskins tries to get out of a choke hold from a Fort Knox High School wrestler. Hoskins was one of the Greenwave wrestlers that was victorious in their match.

Great Escape

Greenwave completes rally to win in overtime against Hornets By Justin Ray The News Standard Greenwave head coach Jerry Garris has preached to his team all season that district basketball games are the ones that count and how important it is to be victorious in district ball games. Against the visiting Hancock County Hornets (4-11), his players missed the important message for the first three and half quarters before the Greenwave (8-11) kicked it into high gear and escaped with a 67-57 victory. Meade County found themselves staring at a 44-34 deficit early in the fourth quarter and its chances of finishing with the number one seed in the district quickly slipping away. “Nothing was going our way,” sophomore guard Bryce Garris said of the team’s struggles throughout the game. “I thought we were going to lose the game.” Searching for answers to his team’s struggles, Garris subbed junior center Wes Dowell into the game with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter hoping he could give the Greenwave a spark off the bench. See ESCAPE, Page B3

Adams signs on dotted line with Brescia By Justin Ray The News Standard


Bryce Garris launches a shot attempt in the first half against a Hancock County defender. Garris tallied nine points against the Hornets.

Senior Jesse Adams has spent her four years of high school putting in long hours studying for her A.P. courses, while also putting in countless hours on the golf course trying to improve her game at playing for the Lady Waves. After juggling a tough academic schedule and trying to lower her golf score for Meade County’s golf team throughout her high school career, Adams was finally able to reap the benefits of all her hard work as she accepted a scholarship to play golf at Brescia University. Meade County High School hosted the special occasion on Jan. 15. The big day left Adams feeling a mixed bag of emotions as she signed on the dotted line to play golf for Brescia head coach David Ballou. “I called my dad (Billy Adams) today and told him I was really excited, but also really nervous,” Adams said. “But, I’m really just excited for the opportunity more than anything.” Her father wasn’t the only member of her family that was excited for her chance to fulfill her goal of attending college while being able to play golf for Brescia. “It has been great every year. She has been better every year (at golf),” mother Rhonda Adams said. “The scholarship is a way to bring the means to justification for all her hard work. To get the scholarship is huge for her. For as hard as she worked, she deserved it.” Jesse Adams started playing golf her freshmen year, but joined the Lady Waves team as a sophomore. She said picking Brescia as her school of choice was an easy decision. “The campus is small which I liked and they have my minor in theology,” Jesse Adams said. “I met Coach (Ballou) and he was really nice and it’s an opportunity to play golf.” Next season will be a rebuilding year for Brescia as Ballou said he will bring in two or three new players to join the eight member team. Ballou said Adams will have the chance to come in play right away but will not be pushed into the See ADAMS Page B2

Lady Waves unravel in Powers’ return to action By Justin Ray The News Standard The Lady Waves (3-13) received a needed boost with the return of senior forward Scarlett Powers to the court from injury, but couldn’t overcome another devastating third quarter performance as they fell to Muhlenberg County (13-7) 72-65 on Jan. 22. Powers, Meade County’s only returning player with sufficient playing experience from last season, has been forced to miss the first 15 games of the season due to a right foot stress fracture she suffered during the offseason. After being able to run some sprints during practice, Powers decided

it was time to give it a go against the Mustangs. “I talked to Coach D and talked about playing two minutes here and there,” Powers said. With Powers still not 100 percent and lacking in conditioning because of little of practice time, freshmen guard Raley Johnson carried the scoring load for the Lady Waves to state the game for Meade County. After the Mustangs got off to a hot start jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, Johnson sparked the Lady Waves offense scoring on a put back basket while being fouled by a Muhlenberg County player. Johnson netted the free throw attempt and put a

stop to the early Mustang run. The Lady Waves picked up the effort attacking the basket on the offensive end during the first quarter as Johnson and eighth grader Morgan Turner both scored on driving layups while being fouled by a Mustang defender. Johnson and Turner finished both of the plays by connecting at the free throw line. Powers entered the game for the first time this season with two minutes remaining in the first quarter to an ovation from the Meade County fans. With the score tied at 14-14, Powers scored on the last possession of the See UNRAVEL, Page B2


Scarlett Powers attempts a shot against the Mustangs.

B2 - The News Standard

Unravel From page B1 first quarter by sealing off her defender in the post and scoring on a layup giving the Lady Waves the 1614 lead. “We want to keep her to a couple minutes at a time,” Meade County head coach Josh Hurt said. “Maybe two runs a quarter—max. Our design was to play her at the end of the quarters because we felt like we had been struggling at the end of the quarters and she could help.” Meade County’s defense picked up the pressure while, speeding up the Mustangs offense attack. The Lady Waves used their defense to get easy baskets on the offensive end of the court and pushed out to a 34-24 lead after freshmen Carrisa Schwartz nailed a 3-pointer from the wing. “I thought the first half was the best our defense has been all year,” Hurt said. Johnson did most of the heavy lifting for the Lady Waves on the offensive end as she scored 17 of her game-high 26 points in the first half helping Meade County to a 36-29 halftime advantage. Johnson played well beyond her years in the first half as she made driving layups and knocked down

3-pointers from all over the court— all while being bumped and bruised by the Mustangs defense. Her first half performance is just one of the reasons why Hurt believes his freshmen guard is a rare player when it comes to her ability to score baskets. “Never. Never. Never. Not even close,” Hurt said when he was asked if he had ever coached a freshmen with the scoring ability Johnson possesses. “Morgan might grow into that down the road, but what Raley can do is special. As she gets more mature — in better shape — look they chase her, they bump and she still scores 26.” Despite the first half success and Powers scoring the first basket of the second half to push Meade County’s lead out to 38-29, the Lady Waves started to slowly unravel against the Mustangs defense. Muhlenberg County put a clamp on Meade County’s offense as their pressure started to cause the Lady Waves into unwarranted turnovers and rushed shot attempts. While Meade County found themselves searching for a basket, Mustang Whitney Gunn’s 3-pointer capped off a 9-2 scoring run by Muhlenberg County making the score 40-38 and forcing Hurt to call a timeout to try to stop their run.


Hurt’s timeout couldn’t stop the Mustangs for long as Hope Marigny’s basket tied the score at 40 and the Lady Waves followed her basket by throwing the ball away on two consecutive possessions. Aliah Fuller made the Lady Waves pay for their mistakes as she knocked down a 3-pointer and netted a layup pushing the Mustangs lead to 46-40. “I don’t know if it’s conditioning, but we got weary in the third quarter and the fourth quarter,” Hurt said. “We tended to settle for more jump shots and just settling for a chuck or even when you (drive to the basket) you’re not going as strong and we get it taken away.” Johnson pulled Meade County back within two points as she swished four free throws. Muhlenberg County’s defense wore out the Lady Waves offense and outscored Meade County 20-10 in the third quarter. The Lady Waves took advantage of some early Mustang fouls as they started the fourth quarter hitting four free throws and took a 50-49 advantage with seven minutes remaining in the contest. But, the Mustangs rallied with a 17-4 scoring run that took out the last bit of fight in the tired legs of Meade County. “You could write the same

Friday, January 28, 2011

story about this one again as we have a seven-point lead, come out in the third quarter, hit a drought and can’t get over the hump,” Hurt said. Even with the game out of reach, Powers provided a spark for the Lady Waves as she scored seven of Meade County’s last 10 points of the game and finished with 15 points in only 11 minutes of action. “I’m not in as good of shape as the other girls,” Power said. “I have to just work harder to get back into game shape.” Despite the seven-point loss, Hurt said his team could take away some positives from their defeat to Muhlenberg County. “I thought tonight was good for us,” Hurt said. “(Muhlenberg County) could win the region. They’re that good. I feel good about how we played them. But, the key is we got to get there.” Meade County returns to the court tomorrow against visiting Daviess County. Muhlenberg County 14 15 20 25 — 72 Meade County 16 20 10 19— 65 Muhlenberg County — Marigny 16, Bard 14, Fuller 11, Summers 11. Gunn 9, Walley 7, Sparks 4 Meade County — Johnson 26, Powers 15, Schwartz 9, Turner 7, Benton 5, Cucino 3

Adams From page B1

The News Standard/Justin Ray

Family members look on while Jesse Adams signs scholarship papers with Brescia University to play golf for head coach David Ballou next school year.

spotlight until she is ready. “We will bring her along,” Ballou said. “She’s a committed golfer and we will bring her up (on her golf skills).” Adams’ golf skills weren’t the only thing that left a positive image on Ballou as he added her to his golf team. “She has discipline,” Ballou said. “She’s a really good student. Usually, if you’re a good student you will also be dedicated (to the golf team). Being a small school, we like to bring in kids who

The News Standard/Justin Ray

Raley Johnson fights to get a shot overtop Muhlenberg County’s Whitney Gunn. Johnson scored 26 points. are good academic kids. It will be my job to coach her up and bring the team up.” With the opportunity to extend her golfing career at Brescia, Adams said she is even more excited to get back on the links to continue her work on her golfing game before she enrolls at the university. “Right now, my distance game is the strongest,” Adams said. “My short game is really what I need to improve on — my putting and chipping. I can’t wait for it to get warmer so I can get out there and play golf and try to improve.” Jesse’s father Billy questioned if his daughter will even wait for a warm day to

get back on the course. “I’m not sure she will wait long enough for a warm day before she’s back out there,” Billy Adams said. Jesse picked Brescia because of all the benefits it offered her as a student and as a golfer but it also has its advantages for her parents as well. “It’s not very far away,” Billy Adams said. “We will go watch her every chance we get. With (Brescia) being just a little over an hour a way that’s the best part of it.” Brescia participates in fall and spring golf seasons and will give Adams plenty of time to improve on her golf game during her four years at the university .

2nd Annual MAC Matters Gala

Guest of Honor former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather February 8, 2011 Meade Co. Fairgrounds Building Tickets include sit-down dinner & cocktails* *The Gala is nearly sold out! The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, January 28th. Hurry, you don’t want to miss it! Tickets cost $100 per person or a table of 8 for $750. They may be purchased at the Brandenburg Farm Bureau Office or online at, see Gala link.


Friday, January 28, 2011

The News Standard ­- B3

Mustangs trample over Waves struggling offense By Justin Ray The News Standard

A poor shooting night ruined the Greenwaves’ chance to take down the 3rd region’s top-team Muhlenberg County as Meade County couldn’t muster enough baskets and fell to a 63-48 defeat on Jan. 22 at Meade County High School. Meade County head coach Jerry Garris wanted to see where his team stacked up with one of the favorites to win the 3rd region this year but the Greenwave couldn’t connect on the offensive end and mishandled the opportunity. “The difference in the ballgame was how we shot the dang on ball,” Garris said. The Greenwave had troubles the entire night finding the basket as they hit only 18 of 69 shots for 26 percent, while the Mustangs torched the nets

Escape From page B1 Dowell quickly made an impact, as he scored on a putback while being fouled. He connected on the free throw cutting the Hornets lead to 4437 and added a spark for the Greenwave. “(Wes) was really big for us tonight,” Bryce Garris said. “Our defense carries our offense and when Wes got in there, we regrouped and got a pep in our step.” Dowell’s three point play sparked a 9-3 run that pulled the Greenwave within four points but his biggest play came following a Bo Wilson basket, when Dowell forced a five second violation on the Hornets as they tried to throw the basketball into play. The in-bounding violation gave the ball back to Meade County and they capitalized on the turnover as Cheaney Schwartz nailed a 3-pointer to pull the Greenwave within one at 47-46. “Wes was a big spark (for us),” Jerry Garris said. “I told him that, too. He was a big key.” The momentum started to

connecting on 25 of 41 field goals for 61 percent throughout the game. “I told the kids after the ballgame if we shoot 40 percent tonight, we probably win the ballgame,” Garris said. “We get 28 more shots than they get and we got good looks. We just couldn’t get them to fall tonight.” Muhlenberg County offered up a big obstacle for the Greenwave offense as the Mustangs brought to town a front line with 6-foot-5 Chris Freeman and 6-foot-9 Lemon Gregory, who challenged all of Meade County’s shots around the basket. With Freeman and Gregory roaming around the post, the Greenwave found it difficult to get any open looks close to the basket and had to try to get their shots from the perimeter and launched 29 3-pointers but only hit a total five of those shots. The poor shooting on

3-point field goals was a collective problem as all seven Greenwave players that attempted a 3-point shot missed more than the made for the game. Even as all the missed shots racked up for Meade County, Garris wasn’t displeased with the shot attempts his team took, but believed against the Mustangs it was more of a case of the shots not falling instead of being bad unwarranted attempts. “Some night it goes in and some nights it doesn’t,” Garris said. Though the Mustangs outmatched the Greenwave in the paint with their height junior guard Brady Smith said Meade County didn’t settle for shooting 3-pointers instead of taking the ball at the bigger Muhlenberg County players but it was the shot that was open each possession. “We got good looks inside and out,” Smith said.

turn in favor of the Greenwave as a Bryce Garris 3-pointer and basket on two straight possessions tied the game at 51-51 with two and half minutes remaining in the contest. Hancock County pushed its lead to three points when Schwartz made the Hornets pay for their fouls as he connected on four free throws on two straight possessions to give the Greenwave a 55-54 lead with 50 seconds remaining. It was the first time Meade County had lead. Thomas Wilson’s basket gave the Greenwave a 13-12 lead early in the second quarter. “It should have been over,” Jerry Garris said. The Greenwave had a chance to wrap up the game with 14 seconds left in the game, but Bo Wilson missed two free throws that would have extended Meade County’s lead to four points and all but finished off the Hornets. Following Bo Wilson’s two free throw misses, Hancock County’s Corey Jackson was fouled by Thomas Wilson which gave the Hornets the opportunity to tie the score at 57-57.

Jackson stepped to the line and sank both free throws leaving just two second left on the game clock for the Greenwave to get off a shot. Brady Smith’s heave from half court was wide left sending the game into overtime. In the overtime period, the Greenwave looked like the team that was expected to show up from the start of the game as they dominated the ball and forced the Hornets defense to chase after the ball. “We knew overtime was going to be ours,” Bryce Garris said. The Greenwave’s confidence showed in their play as Schwartz scored the first basket for Meade County in overtime and Bo Wilson got a steal and scored on the ensuing possession. Meade County’s defense had been lacking for much of the game, but flexed its muscle in overtime forcing the Hornets into three straight turnovers to start the period and held Hancock scoreless in the overtime period. Jerry Garris believed his team’s early overall struggles came back to their inability to knock down open shots as the Greenwave were held to only 16 total points in the first half. “Our effort was bad because we shot it bad,” Jerry Garris said. “Tonight was one of those nights we’ve had before where we miss shots and we put our head down. We shouldn’t have won this game.” Despite the struggles throughout much of the game, Coach Jerry Garris was pleased with the passion his team played with to dig out of the hole they had put themselves in. “This is the most grit I have seen out of this bunch,” Jerry Garris said. “I didn’t think we had that (determination) in us in this bunch, I’m glad we got what we got but I didn’t think we would get this one.” Hancock County 6 18 15 18 — 57 Meade County 6 10 18 23 — 67

The News Standard/Justin Ray

New You!

Cheaney Schwartz launches above a Hornets defender.

New Year, New Glasses... buy one pair of glasses plus a frame & get the second pair of lenses *


*Complete pair purchase plus second pair frames required. Free lenses must be of equal or lesser value. Both pair of glasses must be for same patient. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount, offer or insurance. Requires current, valid prescription.

732 High Street 270-422-4241

“I don’t think we shot a 3-pointer that was really contested. We took good shots they just didn’t go in.” With their offense struggling to make baskets, the Greenwave defense’s fast paced style of pressure was able to keep the Mustangs lead around 13 points for much of the second half and kept the Greenwave in striking distance. Meade County has adopted a defensive pressure that tries to speed up their opponent to a pace that is faster than they want to play. Against the Mustangs, the up tempo style worked for the most part forcing Muhlenberg County in 19 turnovers and allowing Meade County to score 19 points off of those miscues. “(Defense) helped us a lot,” Garris said. “(Playing faster) has helped us more than anything. We have got most of our points off of creating turnovers.”

While most of the Mustangs had troubles at times against the Greenwave up-tempo defense, Freeman thrived under the pressure, making Meade County pay with fast breaks that led to open layups and dunks. Freeman carried the Mustangs’ scoring pouring in a game-high 30 points and grabbed teamhigh seven rebounds. The 30-point performance garnered praise for the Greenwave after the game. “He’s a good athlete,” Smith said. “I didn’t know he was that good. We didn’t point at him and say he’s the one to stop. He’s one of the better players we’ve saw so far.” Cheaney Schwartz paced the Greenwave scoring with 12 points along with Bo Wilson’s 10 points. “Tonight we were just a step slow in some spots and that showed,” Garris said of his team’s de-

fense. “They exposed us and that’s good teams will do.” Despite the loss Garris wasn’t discouraged with what he believes his team can still accomplish later this season. “I don’t think there’s that much difference from the number one team and where werew at if (Muhlenberg County) the best in the region,” Garris said. Meade County returns to the court tonight at Breckinridge County. Muhlenberg County 1315 25 10 — 63 Meade County 9 9 19 11 — 48

Muhlenberg County — Mason 2, Noffsinger 1, Diedrick 3, Freeman 30, Warford 8, Civils 2, Griffin 7, Carver 6, Gregory 4 Meade County — C. Garris 2, B. Garris 6, B. Wilson 10, T. Wilson 8, Schwartz 12, Smith 4, Compton 2, Dowell 4

The News Standard/Justin Ray

Lance Kelly tries to work himself free from a Fort Knox wrestler on Jan 19. (get pinned). It’s good for (the younger Greenwave wrestlers).” From page B1 Meade County returned some added depth to its takes that they shouldn’t roster as Jonah Schacklet have. Why they were do- returned to the team afing it was because they ter having to sit out their were trying new things. previous match due to beRight here I don’t care ing overweight. Schacklet that they try them. They lost his match against the used some risky moves Eagles, but put up a solid which is fine, but they effort Davis was pleased have to learn from their to see from him. mistakes.” “He worked hard at Davis is confident his (getting back to his weight wrestlers will learn from class),” Davis said. “He their mistakes and will went out and if he would not make them a habit as have wrestled this (at the the season progresses. 3rd region duals) he prob“It was my freshmen ably wouldn’t have lost. who got pinned that This is just something he shouldn’t have,” Davis needs to learn from.” said. “If they wrestled Davis said the lacklusthem again, they won’t ter performance and mis-


takes by Meade County comes down to the Greenwave lacking the same attitude they gave in their bigger matches. “They didn’t go in with the same attitude they had against Southern, P.R.P or Fairdale,” Davis said. “They went out a little lackadaisical. Some of the guys just got bit because of it.” Knealey believed the team took for granted the talent Eagles had on their team when they faced off against them. “We had a let down here because we had some kids get pinned who shouldn’t have,” Kenealy said. “They went out there thinking they would get an easy win.”

sic The Bluegvrae stos mheuar we all lo

Into tHE BLUE Saturday mornings Terry Herd takes you on a trip into the world of Bluegrass music. This popular one hour program will get your feet stompin’ and toes tappin’. 1715 By-Pass Road., Box 505, Brandenburg, KY 40108 270-422-4440 • 270-422-3464 fax Email:


B4 - The News Standard

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lunar Calendar Friday







6:26 -8:26 a.m. 6:56-8:56 p.m.

7:22 -9:22 a.m. 7: 52 -9:52 p.m.

8:16 -10:16 a.m. 8:46 -10:46 p.m.

9:09 -11:09 a.m. 9:39- 11:39 p.m.

9:59 -11:59 a.m. 10:29 p.m.-12:29 a.m.

10:46 a.m. -12:46 p.m. 11:16 p.m. -1:16 a.m.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 12:00 -2:00 a.m.

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

= New Moon = Full Moon

Archers harvest record number of deer this season Submitted by Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s 2010-11 whitetailed deer season ended over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with archers posting two all-time harvest records.

    “There was an archery record set for the month of January (2,683 deer) and for the season (16,636 deer),” David Yancy, deer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said. 

    Archery hunters harvested 413 antlerless deer and 253 antlered bucks over the holiday weekend. 

    For the overall 2010-2011 deer season, hunters reported taking 110,356 deer. Male deer made up nearly 54 percent of the harvest while female deer comprised about 46 percent. 

    Modern firearms hunters took 79,020 deer while archers harvested 16,636. Muzzleloader hunters checked in 13,179 deer and crossbow hunters 1,521 deer.

    “The guys I talked with during the last week of bow season said they were seeing deer in the evenings,” Don Bailey, president of the United Bowhunters of Kentucky said.

Stock Photo

Archers posted an all-time high in white-tailed deer harvested this season. “Deer started moving more over the weekend when the weather broke.”

    During late season, deer often concentrate on a food source such as stand-

ing corn or a green field of winter wheat. “With all the cold and snowy weather we’ve had this month, deer were moving around in search

of food,” Yancy said. “That makes them more visible to hunters.”

    Archers typically buck hunt early in the season and then concentrate on

female deer as the season ends.

    For Kentucky’s most avid deer hunters, the sport is a year-round passion.

    That is why so many hunters, especially archers, begin scouting in post-season before the woods leaf out in the spring.

    It’s a good time to learn more about your hunting area. The leaves are off the trees, the ground is soft or snow-covered making it easy to find tracks, deer trails and bedding areas.

    Thoroughly search every acre of your hunting area to find out where deer bed, feed and how they travel throughout the woods, thickets and fields.

    It’s a good idea to take some notes on what you find and check out spots on a map of your hunting area that might make good places to hunt. 

    Opening day of deer season is still months away, so there’s no fear of running off the deer you plan to hunt. Go ahead and stomp around in a buck’s core area, the secretive bedding areas you wouldn’t dare visit pre-season or after hunting is underway. 

    Look for staging areas near food sources, where bucks wait until dark to come out into the open to

scent check does in late October. These spots are often marked by numerous antler rubs or a concentration of scrapes in the dirt. 

    This time of year, the scrapes and antler rubs made by rutting bucks are plainly visible. So are the little-used shortcut trails bucks often take when searching for does, just as they go into estrus in early November.

    If you find one of these buck trails, which are often used year after year, you’ve unraveled one of the mysteries of your hunting area. You’ve also located a prime spot for a tree stand or ground blind.

    It’s also a good time to groom hunting spots by trimming shooting lanes and clearing out an entrance and exit route. 

    Ideally, you want the prevailing wind in your face and sun at your back as you approach your hunting area. It is critical that you don’t alert deer while approaching your tree stand or blind site. 

    It’s also a good time move a tree stand, or look for a better tree nearby.

    Don’t wait until the summer to scout for deer. Get the jump on the 2011-12 deer season now.

Act passed to protect MEADE COUNTY freshwater mussels Submitted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed Endangered Species Act protection for the sheepnose and the spectaclecase,  two freshwater mussels found in river systems in the eastern half of the United States.   Sheepnose are currently found in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  The sheepnose occurs in 24 streams, down from 77, a 69 percent decline.  Very few of these populations are known to be reproducing.   The spectaclecase once occurred in at least 44 streams but now occurs in 19 streams, a 57 percent reduction in the number of occupied streams.  Of the 19 remaining populations, six are represented by only one or two known specimens each.  Spectaclecase mussels are currently found in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Threats to both the sheepnose and the spectaclecase include loss and degradation of stream and river habitat due to impoundments, channelization, chemical contaminants, mining and sedimentation.  Freshwater mussels require clean water; their decline often signals a decline in the water quality of the streams and rivers they inhabit. The service’s proposal, published January 19, 2011, in the Federal Register, initiates a public comment period during which the service will gather information on the two mussels.  The service will make a final decision on whether to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the sheepnose and spectaclecase after evaluating all available information.  If the two mussels are listed under the Endangered Species Act, the service will

work cooperatively with partners to conserve their habitats. It is illegal under the ESA to kill, harm or otherwise take a listed species, or to posses, import, export or conduct interstate or international commerce without authorization from the Service.  The ESA also requires all federal agencies to ensure actions they authorize, fund, or undertake do not jeopardize the existence of listed species.   Comments may be submitted using one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.midwest.fws. gov/endangered. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on docket number FWS-R3ES-2010-0050.   U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn:  FWSR3-ES-2010-0050; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203.   In particular, the service is looking for information on distribution, status, population size or trends; life history; and threats to these species.  The comment period ends on March 21, 2011.   More information on mussels and endangered wildlife can be found at www. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit

SCHOOL MENUS January 31 - February 4

Primary & Elementary

Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink

Stuart Pepper Middle

Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink

Meade County High

Breakfast All breakfast comes with Milk Choice

Lunch All lunch comes with choice of 1/2 pint drink

Week 3

MONDAY Choose One: Scrambled Eggs & Cinnamon Toast Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

TUESDAY Choose One: Waffle Sticks w/Syrup Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY Choose One: Biscuit & Gravy Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY Choose One: Breakfast Pizza Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY Choose One: Cinnamon Roll & Yogurt Cup Cereal & Toast Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Popcorn Chicken or Hot Dog Choose Two: Oven Baked Fries Steamed Broccoli w/ Cheese Fresh Apple Mandarin Oranges

Choose One: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Sausage Pizza Choose Two: Green Beans Carrot & Celery Sticks w/Dip Strawberries Applesauce In Addition: Chocolate Chip Cookie

Choose One: Chicken Nuggets or Smoked Turkey & Cheese Sandwich Choose Two: Peas Corn Fresh Pear Mixed Fruit

Choose One: Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza or Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Choose Two: Glazed Carrots Tossed Garden Salad Grapes Pineapple In Addition: Hot Dinner Roll

Choose One: Breaded Fish Sandwich or Smucker’s PB&J Uncrustable (or peanut butter alternative) Choose Two: Oven Baked Tater Tots Banana - Peaches In Addition: Mac & Cheese

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

Choose One: Pancake on a Stick Cereal & Toast PB&J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Choose One: Eggs, Tots & Toast Cereal & Toast PB&J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

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

Choose One: Blueberry Muffin & Yogurt Cup Cereal & Toast PB & J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

Salad Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or PB&J Uncrustable Choose Two: Steamed Broccoli w/ Cheese - Potato Wedges- Pears - Fresh Apple In Addition: Cookie

Choose One Box Meal Grilled Chicken Salad or Yogurt Box w/choice of fruit & veggie or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Choose Two: Garden Salad - Peas Pineapple Fresh Sliced Kiwi

Salad Box Meal Garden Salad w/ Chicken Nuggets or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheeseburger or Hamburger on Bun or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or PB&J Uncrustable Choose Two: Oven Baked Fries Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle - Mandarin Oranges - Fresh Pear

Salad Box Meal Grilled Chicken Garden Salad or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Queso Nachos or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or PB&J Uncrustable Choose Two: Corn - Fresh Mixed Veggies w/Dip Applesauce - Fresh Grapes In Addition: Cookie

Salad Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Cheese or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Fish on Bun or Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich Meal or PB&J Uncrustable Choose Two: Green Beans - Potato Wedges - Peaches Banana In Addition: Mac & Cheese

Choose One: Pancake on a Stick Cereal & Toast PB&J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit

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

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

Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/ Ham & Cheese; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Corn Dog Choose Two: Broccoli w/Cheese Garden Salad Peaches Fresh Apple

Choose One Box Meal Yogurt Box w/vegetable & choice of fruit; Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Hamburger Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Country Chicken w/ Gravy & Dinner Roll Choose Two: Peas - Mashed Potatoes Applesauce Fresh Orange In Addition: Cookie

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

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

Choose One: Blueberry Muffin & Yogurt Cup Cereal & Toast PB&J Uncrustable Choose One: Chilled Juice Fresh Fruit Choose One Box Meal Garden Salad Meal w/Turkey & Chz Ham or Turkey Sub Sandwich; Chicken Pattie Meal or Main Line Entree Choice w/2 Sides: Cheese Pizza Choose Two: Garden Salad Vegetable Medley Pineapple Banana

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

Friday, January 28, 2011


The News Standard ­- B5


By Mick Harper

1. Name the group that had hits with “Charity Ball” (1971), “I’ve Had It” (1974) and “Butter Boy” (1975). 2. Which singer was married to James Taylor? 3. Of the various cover versions of “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” who released the song first? 4. Who is Michelle Karen Johnston, and what was the name of her first album? 5. Did Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans ever have a Top 10 hit? 6. Who played all the instruments (except drums) on his first album? (No, not Prince.) Answers 1. The all-female group Fanny. While they were well thought of at the time, they seemed to just ... vanish. 2. Singer and songwriter Carly Simon. 3. Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics, in 1971. Their next hit was “You Make Me Feel Brand New” in 1974. 4. Johnston’s stage name is Michelle Shocked. Her first album was “The Texas Campfire Tapes Album” in 1986. Her most recent album was “Soul of My Soul” in 2007. 5. Amazingly, yes, with “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” (1962), which rose to No. 8 on the charts. The tune came from the 1946 Disney animated film “Song of the South.” 6. Trent Reznor. The album, “Pretty Hate Machine,” was released in 1989. Reznor was working in a studio at the time and used the recording equipment in the off hours.

(c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Trivia Test

By Fifi Rodriguez

1. POP CULTURE: Who coined the phrase “flower power”? 2. SCIENCE: What is another name for beta carotene? 3. LANGUAGE: What does the title “mahatma” literally mean? 4. LITERATURE: Who wrote “The Color Purple”? 5. HISTORY: Who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo? 6. GEOGRAPHY: The Hawaiian islands are a part of what larger group of Pacific islands? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who was the private citizen who was filming President Kennedy’s motorcade with a home-movie camera when Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas? 8. TELEVISION: What was the name of the German commandant in “Hogan’s Heroes”? 9. COMICS: In the comic strip “Hi and Lois,” what is the name of the couple’s youngest daughter? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president was sometimes called “the rail splitter”?

ANSWERS 1. Beat poet Allen Ginsberg 2. Vitamin A 3. Great soul 4. Alice Walker 5. Duke of Wellington

6. Polynesia 7. Abraham Zapruder 8. Col. Wilhelm Klink 9. Trixie 10. Abraham Lincoln (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Paws Corner By Sam Mazzotta Shelters Need Your Help

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I recently read reports of some shelters that rescue pets having to suspend new admissions because they can’t afford to take any more. Is there any way to help them? I don’t have much money. — Agnes in Indianapolis

DEAR AGNES: The number of rescued and abandoned pets filling up shelters seems to be climbing all the time. Of course, these tough economic times don’t help matters, as many pet owners struggle to keep their homes. Even in better times, most shelters need help. Monetary donations can make a big impact, but there are other ways to help if your spare cash is limited. If you have extra time during the week, consider volunteering at a local shelter. Most area shelters have Web sites with information on volunteering, positions they need volunteers for, whether they offer any training, and how many days a week that position requires. Volunteering for even a couple of hours a week can save shelters money on staffing costs and free up full-time staff for more complex tasks like health care. Another way to help is to donate food or pet-related items. Again, call the shelter or check its Web site to see what is needed. If money to purchase food is tight, consider rallying your friends or neighbors to collect items that the shelter needs, and make a group donation. Local shelters are providing a valuable service by caring for animals in transition — hopefully, a transition to a new family. Even a small contribution can help improve conditions for shelter animals and keep shelter services running.

Have a question or tip for fellow pet owners? Visit, e-mail, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 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.


B6 - The News Standard

Friday, January 28, 2011

Celebrity Extra By Cindy Elavsky

Q: I was thrilled to see that Luke Perry and Jason Priestley were working together again in the Hallmark Channel movie “Goodnight for Justice.” How did that opportunity come about for them to get together? — Gina H., via e-mail A: I spoke with Luke recently, and he gave me the scoop on how it all went down: “I like working with Jason a lot. There is a company involved in making this movie called Entertainment Luke Perry One. They work here in the United States, but they are based in Canada. So, if you are in business with them you have to do your stuff in Canada, which means you have to have a Canadian director. And when they said Canadian, I thought, ‘I’ve got one of those.’ That was easy enough, and it was the right way to go because he’s a smart director. It was great working with him on this.” Q: Is Donald Trump going to film another “The Celebrity Apprentice”? I like the original “Apprentice” just fine, but the celebrity version is always so much more fun! — Tiffany T., Atlanta A: You can bet The Donald knows a good thing when he sees it. Another round of celebs have been rounded up for this next installment of the competition, which crowned Bret Michaels as its winner last year. This time around, the participants are: David Cassidy, NeNe Leakes, LaToya Jackson, Lisa Rinna, Dionne Warwick, Gary Busey, Jose Canseco, original “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath, John Rich, Hope Dworaczyk, Star Jones, Marlee Matlin and Niki Taylor. Q: What did you think about Ricky Gervais’ hosting of the Golden Globes? Some people think he was too mean, but to be honest, I thought he was spot on. — Eric P., St. Louis A: I agree with you, Eric. Either the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not give out enough booze to loosen up the celebs, or some of them are feeling a bit too self-important these days. As we learned last year, Ricky’s style of hosting is roast-like, which is a style of comedy most Americans love — as long as they are not the intended target. Instead of people like Bruce Willis, Tim Allen and Tom Hanks getting their shorts in a bunch about Ricky’s jokes, it would have been funnier — and would have made it all less awkward— if they would have just played along instead of pompously butting heads. Q: One of my favorite shows was “Six Feet Under.” I know Peter Krause is in “Parenthood” and Michael C. Hall is the star of “Dexter,” but what is Lauren Ambrose, who played Claire, up to lately? -- David F., via e-mail A: The beautiful redhead just joined the cast of “Torchwood,” which is set to premiere its fourth season July 1 on Starz. According to Entertainment Weekly, Lauren, 32, will play a heartless publicrelations guru named Jilly Kitzinger for 10 episodes. 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.

Soap Updates By Dana Block

Don’t Make Us Cry... Subscribe to

The News Standard Meade County’s Paper for the People

Only 26 $

per year for 52 issues

1065 Old Ekron Road • Brandenburg, KY 40108


ALL MY CHILDREN: Marissa listened to the messages that Annie left on JR’s phone and suspected that there was more going on with them than just business. Asher discovered that Liza and Damon slept together. Cara told Jake that she had leukemia as a child. Kendall had a flashback of herself holding a gun. Tad went undercover to find out who was stealing prescription drugs at the hospital. Wait to See: JR finds the stolen jewelry in Annie’s room. THE BOLD AND THE Aaron Spears stars as “Justin” on BEAUTIFUL: Stephanie “The Bold and The Beautiful” begged Nick to quit smoking after a spot was found on his lungs. Justin said yes to Donna’s proposal. Tawny befriended someone who was an expert at falsifying lab reports. Thomas assured Brooke that she shouldn’t feel uneasy around him. Nick walked in on Stephanie telling Jackie about his doctor visit. Amber moved to the trailer park to live with Tawny and her cats. Stephen made a shocking announcement to his family. Wait to See: Olivia Winters arrives in town for her cousin’s wedding. DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sami was angry at Nicole’s continued inclusion in her children’s lives. Chloe drowned her sorrows at the bar while Maggie babysat. Kate tried to persuade Melanie to raise Parker as her own son. Jennifer stole Ben’s key to the prison infirmary. Rafe was in a serious car accident. Justin and Adrienne reconciled. Jennifer was kidnapped by Lee after she found out that the prison was selling organs to the hospital. Wait to See: Nicole has a surprise visitor. GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis arranged for Molly to see a therapist for her post-traumatic stress disorder. Lulu found Johnny after he was badly beaten by one of the Balkan’s henchmen. Jason discovered that there was a new fertility procedure that might help Sam. Terrell continued to charm Robin, much to Patrick’s annoyance. Michael was overcome with memories of his own assault while trying to save Abby from Brandon. Lucky confronted the suspected traitor in the organization. Wait to See: Michael tells Jason the truth about what happened to him in prison. ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Blair met Tomas, the artist who painted her portrait. Clint ordered Joey to have Aubrey sign a prenuptial agreement. Natalie and Jessica unknowingly chose the same name for their newborn sons. Aubrey got the upper hand on Clint. Viki banned Echo from the christening. Michelle tried to convince Starr to attend the school dance. Dorian admitted to Rex that she suspected that Clint was really his father. Wait to See: Starr realizes that she has to move on without Cole. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Daniel realized that the baby he was holding might be his. Victor offered to pay Sharon’s bail as long as he remained anonymous. Jill agreed to elope with Colin after her family was unhappy about their engagement. Victor denied having anything to do with Skye’s disappearance. Tucker offered Noah a recording contract. Phyllis admitted to Billy that she secretly believed in Sharon’s innocence. Wait to See: Diane’s love life gets more complicated. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Fun & Games

Friday, January 28, 2011

ACROSS 1 U.K. fliers 4 Light applications 8 Campus area 12 John’s Yoko 13 Birthright barterer 14 Language of Pakistan 15 Like - (very rapidly) 17 Hollywood clashers 18 Unable to hear 19 Not just plump 20 Work in a refinery 22 Mani-pedi prop 24 Tortoise’s challenger 25 Deuce, maybe 29 Past 30 Layered rock

The News Standard ­- B7

Strange but True By Samantha Weaver

31 32 34 35 36 37 40 41 42 46 47 48 49 50 51

Ultramodernist Youthful indiscretions Unseen hazard Super Bowl XXXIV champs Prosperous times Subsequently Ethereal Unyielding Mr. Hickok Platter Initial stake Born Obi, e.g. No-see-um’s cousin Obtain

DOWN 1 Tier 2 Singer DiFranco 3 Nonsense 4 Trim a roast 5 “Yeah, right!” 6 Prohibit 7 Take to court 8 Where joual is spoken 9 Incite 10 Commotions 11 Bernhardt contemporary 16 Take a letter? 19 Shoppe description 20 “Pygmalion” writer 21 Creche trio 22 Decrees

23 25 26 27 28 30 33 34 36 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 45

Troubles “Pow!” Pesky Paper quantity Feet, slangily Take to the skies Get all wet Soak up Bathroom fixture Covers Met melody Pitch Utah ski resort Vacillate Hostel Appomattox surrenderer Allow

Last Week’s Solutions

• It was beloved British mystery novelist and playwright Agatha Christie who made the following sage observation: “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” • Some toads can live for up to a year without eating a single thing. • Lawmakers in Corpus Christi, Texas, evidently once found home alligator farming to be enough of a problem that they felt compelled to pass a law making it illegal to raise the crocodilians in a home. • If you buy a postage stamp in Israel, rest assured that the glue you’ll be licking on said stamp is kosher. • If you (like me) are a fan of Krispy Kreme’s donuts, you may be interested to learn that the pastries have been made with dough from the same secret recipe since 1937. • Despite the fact that famed magician Harry Houdini exposed a number of mediums and psychics as frauds, Sherlock Holmes novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle persisted in believing that Houdini himself was a medium. • Thought for the Day: “Give all power to the many, and they will oppress the few. Give all power to the few, and they will oppress the many. Both therefore ought to have power, that each may defend itself against the other.” — Alexander Hamilton (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

Horoscopes ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A gracious Lamb can learn more about a problem-filled situation than one who is openly suspicious of what could be happening. A friend might offer some well-directed advice. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting adjusted to an unexpected change might be difficult for the Bovine who prefers things to go according to plan. But help could come from a most welcome source. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This could be a good time to get a head start on those career-related plans. The sooner you check out the pluses and minuses, the sooner you can act on your information. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A personal situation you thought would no longer present a problem suddenly could produce some surprises. Try to sort things out with the help of trusted colleagues. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An upcoming move holds both anticipation and anxiety for Leos and Leonas who have some big decisions to make. Advice is plentiful, but it’s up to you to decide which way you want to go. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone from a previous project could provide valuable guidance on how to handle a current problem, especially where it might involve a legal matter. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business situation presents some unexpected complications. But rather than try to handle them all at once, it would be best to deal with them one at a time. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You just might get what you want, despite the odds against it. In any event, be sure to thank all those people involved who believed in you and went to bat for you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Before you even hint at an accusation, remember that you’ll have to prove what you say. So be sure you have what you need to back up your comments. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A romantic situation takes an unexpected turn that favors some Sea Goats, but causes others to reassess how they’ve been handling the relationship. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A surprise turn of events could unsettle the Water Bearer. But it also might help open up an entirely different way of working out an important matter. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A smoothly running operation could bump up against an obstacle. This is where your ability to assess situations and make adjustments can restore things to normal. BORN THIS WEEK: Your kindness is legendary, and so is your strong sense of responsibility. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.


B8 - The News Standard

Friday, January 28, 2011


Get great deals when you shop the...

The News Standard, and place your AD TODAY!

Call us... Announcements



MEADE COUNTY HEAD START is a non-profit federally funded organization offering free preschool to families, which meet our federal guidelines. We are now taking applications for the next school year of 2011/2012. We service children of 3 and 4 years of age. We are located in the St. Martins School building in Flaherty at 440 St. Martins Road. Our phone number is 828-3311. Please call for appointment or just stop by Monday thru Friday, 9am – 3pm. We can also mail the application if transportation is not available.

Quality Starts At The Top Serving Meade and all surrounding counties

Airlines Are Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-207-2053

One order, One check, One smart move! Save time and money by making one call to place a 25-word classified in 70 Kentucky newspapers for only $250. For more information, contact the classified department of this newspaper or call KPS 1-502-223-8821 DIVORCE with or without Children $125. With FREE name change documents and marital settlement agreement. Fast and easy. Call us 24hrs/ 7days: 1-888-789-0198; www. Meade County General Baptist Church has free food, clothing, etc. for anyone in need. Mission House (behind church). Hours – Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tues. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – For more information, please call 270-422-7060 or 422-3760.


Antique 1978 Datsun 510 – 22,000 miles, very good condition. Asking $6,000. 496-4835 or 668-3924

Business Opportunities Fortune 500 Company expanding in KY. Unmatched Opportunity. Car program, travel, flexible hours. Beauty Business. 866-388-9920, 859-7489920. $75 Start-up Fee.

Business Services FREE HD For Life! Only on DISH Network! Lowest price in America! $24.99/ mo. for over 120 Channels! $500 Bonus! 1-866-2403844

Education Childbirth Education Classes are offered at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. Free if delivering at HCH, $20 if delivering at another facility. Call 812-738-7830 ext. 2012 for information and registration. The EMS Training Center at 245 Atwood Street, Corydon, Ind. offers Healthcare Provider CPR and CPR Renewal classes monthly. Please call 812-738-7871 for more information. 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. Get Educated with a subscription to The News Standard - Only $26 per year for 52 issues - Call 422-4542 for more info.

Wright’s ConstruCtion The experience you want, the service you expect, the value you deserve! Residential • Commercial 22 years experience! Free Estimates & Roof Inspections


Fully Insured & bonded With Expert & Courteous Crews Member of National Homebuilders Association

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

270-828-5206 • 502-724-3614

Your home improvements done the W-right way the first time!

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


We also install METAL ROOFING!


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



Subcontractor Projects Welcome

Residential - agRicultuRal PRojects


Fully Insured — References


Ask 0% finanabout your ins cing on deductiubrance le!

Schedule your spring projects early... AVAILABLE NOW

Now Accepting Visa or Mastercard

24 Hour Emergency Service


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

Amish Craftsmen – Residential – Agricultural Projects. remodel repair, decks, barns, framing, trim, roofs – Subcontractor projects welcome. Any project considered. Fully insured – references. Schedule your Spring projects early. Call 547-9773 for fast, free quote

502-773-2938 CELL



Help Wanted Motor Route Carrier needed for Courier Journal in Battletown area. Call 270-871-0041

Electric, Inc.

Help Wanted – Dental Assistant, EDDA preferred for private dental practice. Full time, no weekends, great benefit package, all inquiries will be kept confidential, salary negotiable depending upon experience. Send fact sheet / resume to: JOB AP 101, 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108

Residential ----- Commercial zwickerelectric@gmail

OFFICE ASSISTANT / RECEPTIONIST – needed in fast paced, private healthcare office. Organized, self-motivated person able to deal directly with public in a professional manner, schedule appointments, answer billing and insurance questions, general office tasks, great benefits, full time, no weekends. All inquires are confidential. Salary negotiable. Send fact sheet / resume to JOB AP 100, 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108

502-708-2012 502-432-4598

For Rent FOR RENT – 2 bedroom town home on Main Street. All appliances, no pets, no smoking. $675 per month plus utilities. Call Kim 945-3020 Nice home in Flaherty: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with a shed on 2 acres. $600 monthly and $600 deposit. Call 270-945-4907 or 270-828-5052 HOUSE FOR RENT – 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Lafayette Street in Brandenburg. $700 per month + $700 deposit. 270-496-4504 APARTMENT FOR RENT – Brandenburg area - $450 per month + $450 deposit – 2 bedroom, 1 bath, lower level. 270-496-4504 Large Doublewide for rent - Brandenburg area, 3 BR, 2 bath - $795 per mth plus $795 deposit. Pets - extra in rent and deposit. 270-496-4504 FOR RENT - 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Washer and dryer hookups, 1 car garage. Pet deposit required. $600/ month, $500 deposit. Located in Brandenburg city limits. Call 270-668-4540 RELOCATION APARTMENTS – 1 to 6 months – 1 bedroom furnished apartments including all utilities plus cable and internet – excellent condition. Two miles from Fort Knox gate - $800 per month – 502-942-2800 The News Standard - 270-422-4542

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 270422-7060 or 422-3760.

Feel that your Business is Stalling?... REV it up by advertising with us!

The Help Wanted section has local job opportunities for you!

Be wise, advertise!

Pet Adoptions will take place at Orscheln Farm and Home in Radcliff, Ky. on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are thinking of volunteering, stop by and see how you can help or PINS at 270-422-3838.



College funds a bit low?

Call 547-9773 for

Call Jena Today!

The News Standard 422-4542

Report A Crime...

270-422-HOPE (4673)

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

a fast, free quote Pets / Pet Supplies

Get your adopted pets spayed or neutered! PINS will pay $30 toward cat and $40 toward dog spays and neuters for Meade County residents. The owner pays the rest. Contact PINS: or call 270-422-3838. ATTENTION: PINS spay/neuter vouchers may be use at any clinic that will accept the voucher. Owners must check with the clinic prior to using the voucher. Clinics that have questions about the PINS Spay/Neuter program can contact the PINS President at: President@ or call 270-422-3838.

Your Customer Just Read This AD! Subscribe Today!


MEET YOUR NEW PET! These adorable animals are waiting for you to love them!

The City of Brandenburg is now accepting applications for a full-time Maintenance Worker. Applications and job description may be picked up at Brandenburg City Hall, 737 High Street, Brandenburg, KY, during regular business hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications must be received in the office of the city clerk by 3:00 p.m., February 02, 2011. The City of Brandenburg is an equal opportunity employer. David W. Pace, Mayor. 270-4224981 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. Home Based Internet Business $500-$1,000/ month parttime. $2,000- $5,000/ month full-time possible. Flexible hours. Training provided. FREE details. U.S. Navy Seals & Divers Trainees Wanted. Qualifications: *No prior military service *17-25 years old. *Be in GREAT physical condition *Possess a high school diploma *High moral character *Ability to pass a physical training test *Pass a written exam with qualifying scores. Fore more information call: 1-800-282-1384 or Email: navyteam118@

Help Wanted / Drivers Territory Mgr Trainee: HS Diploma req., Business/Marketing degree preferred. Min 2 yrs commissioned street sales exp. or 3 yrs. foodservice/restaurant mgr. No DUI or suspensions in the last three years, must reside in area, excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills; problem solving, customer service and presentation abilities. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Application deadline is 02/02/2011 for information go to Must reference Req# 11000124, Submit before 2/2/11

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




Friday, January 28, 2011 Real Estate

422-4977 877-6366 547-4977 We offer owner financing on most all our properties with no prequalifications! Visit our website at

Three bedroom, two bath singlewide on concrete block foundation. Situated on 11+ acres in Brandenburg with carport and storage shed, fresh paint, laminate flooring and large back deck, $79,900. Three bedroom, two bath doublewide on concrete block foundation. Fresh paint, new floorcoverings and decks, all electric on 1 acre in Brandenburg, $79,900.

LAND FOR SALE 1.5 Acres in River Edge restricted to homes only. Near Brandenburg 1 Acre near Fort Knox. Water, septic, electric. Only $25,800 1-2 Acre tracts near Vine Grove. OK for single or double wide homes 15 Acres near Irvington. Pasture-woods, septic, electric. OK for single or double wide. 3.7 acres near Brandenburg. Water, septic, electric. 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! 112 Acres in Breckinridge Co. Good deer and turkey hunting. May divide. 47 Acres - Beautiful hunting property on blacktop road with pond, near Yellowbank in Breckinridge Co.

Call MW at 270-668-4035 Owner Financing Available

Fixer-Upper. Small home in Stephensport close to Ohio river. Needs work, additional lot included, $24,900.


The News Standard

270-547-4222 • 1-866-865-5263 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide in Meade County. $79,900. $4,900 down, $830 per month. Financing for everyone 1-866-865-5263

Rough River - Good water front lots available. Starting at $17,500. Financing for everyone 1-866-865-5263

3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Private beautiful lot at end of dead end street. $110,000. Meade County 1-866-865-5263

Visit Our Web site TODAY at

3 bedroom, 2 bath house. $95,000. $10,000 down, $941 per month. Close to Fort Knox. No credit check 1-866-865-5263

caLL today and See WHat KentucKy Land of IrvIngton can do for you!

270-547-4222 • 1-866-865-5263 company looking for 3-4 homes in the area, on long term lease

call 270-854-6637


Available Call 270-668-4857 PLACE English Estates English Estates English Estates English Estates English Estates English Estates English Estates English Estates Indian Oaks Indian Oakes Meade Springs Meade Springs Hardesty Raymond Rd


ACRES 1.638 1.696 1.224 1.572 1.296 1.27 1.232 1.296 2.5297 2.5399 4.092 4.988 6

LOT # 8 28 42 48 49 50 51 38 14 15 29 30 9

PRICE $19,900 $19,600 $13,900 $15,290 $14,500 $14,400 $13,900 $20,500 $17,000 $17,000 $35,000 $42,000 $30,000

• • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • • • • • • • • • •

• •• •• • •

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.

Services Offered

Truckers Help Wanted

“FREE MEDS” If you can’t afford to pay for your prescriptions: You can enroll into special free medicine programs by calling toll free: 1-888-433-7336- 24/7

ACT NOW! DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED FOR ROEHL No Experience needed. Train in 16 days at Truck America Training. 1st year avg. $38,000. Tuition Financing Available. (502)9556388 or (866)244-3644

Sporting / Sporting Goods

CALL NOW! BIH Trucking Company/ International Truck Driving School Now taking Students! No CDL, No problem! STATE WIA PROGRAM if qualified, or Financing available. 888-780-5539

Gun Show. Jan. 29-30. Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4. Hopkinsville. Western Kentucky Fairgounds. (2810 Richard St) Buy, Sell, Trade. Info: (563)927-8176.

CDL-A Drivers- $1,000 bonus. Dedicated solo run Maryland to Arkansas w/ relay in Eastern Kentucky. Home weekly. Up to 40 cpm. Need Hazmat Endorsement. 1-800-835-9471 www.

Support Groups

Drivers- 100% Tuition Paid CDL Training! No credit check, No Experience required! TRAINERS earn 49¢/ mile! 888-417-7564 CRST Expedited

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.

Drivers/ CDL Training- CAREER CENTRAL we train and EMPLOY you. Company Drivers up to 40k First year. New team pay! Up to .48¢/Mile. Class-A CDL Training. Regional Locations! (877)369-7192

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 270-422-1050 for more information. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meetings are held at the Acceptance Place, 1370 Hwy.79 in Irvington. Meetings are every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 8 p.m. For more information, call 270-547-0347 or 270547-0445. 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. BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, in 5A at 6 p.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Individuals who have had surgery, as well as those who are considering having the surgery are welcome. For more information, call Marcia Barnes, R.N. at 270-7061559. HOPE & HEALING GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Free monthly support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a friend or family member. First Tuesday of every month. Call for next meeting date and time. Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. 812-738-7893. SLEEP DISORDERS: AWAKE meeting – Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Parvin Baumgart Education Center at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. A health awareness group for people affected by sleep apnea and/or sleep disorders. Call 812-738-7892 for more information. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: T.O.P.S group meets at Buck Grove Baptist Church every Tuesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lena at 270-422-2692.

Payneville Elem. nabs youth basketball championship

28 acres, good building site, good hunting, pond. Close to Fort Knox in Meade County. $57,900 1-866-865-5263


4+ acres in Garrett area ready for singlewide, convenient to Ft. Knox, septic, county water, electric, $37,500.

8+ acres with septic, cistern and old mobile home in Payneville, $24,900.

real estate development We buy and sell land

1+ acre in Flaherty area convenient to Ft. Knox, perk tested, mobile home ok, $19,900.

30+ acres in Rhodelia area, wooded and secluded, $1500/acre.

KentucKy Land co. of IrvIngton


McGeheeHumphreyDavis Realty and Auction

The News Standard - B9

Drivers: CDL-A Flatbed Drivers Needed! Sign-On Bonus Available! Great pay & Benefits! Ask about lease purchase. OTR experience Req’d. 800-441-4265 Drivers- FOOD TANKERS Drivers Needed. OTR Positions available NOW! CDL-A w/ Tanker Req’d. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a recruiter Today 877-882-6587 www. Drivers- Regional Van Drivers. 35-37 cpm based on experience. BCBS Benefits package. Home EVERY Week. CDL-A with 1 year experience required. Call 888-362-8608 or apply at www. Equal Opportunity Employer. Earn a Solid Paycheck at Western! Van- Avg pay as high as $.35 cpm. Flatbed- Avg pay as high as $.39 cpm. both including bonuses and extra pay items. Plus new equipment and Great Home time. CDL-A, 6mo. OTR. 888-801-5295


ABOVE: The Payneville Elementary youth basketball team poses after they won the championship game Saturday morning. BACK ROW: (from left to right) Bryce Mattingly, Coach Gary Poole, Levi Hurt, Garrett Poole, Cale Jupin, Jordan Brown, Logan Greco, Coach Anthony Greco. FRONT ROW: (from left to right) Kody Smith, Trenton Thomas, Zachary Harper, Drew Lancaster. BELOW: Levi Hurt focuses as he cuts down a part of the basketball net. By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard Competition was in full force at the Meade County High School gym Saturday morning, as youth basketball teams from around the county showcased their utmost potential. The final game came down to the Payneville Elementary Mustangs and Ekron Elementary Panthers Team 2 vying for the championship trophy. At halftime, Payneville had a slight lead over Ekron 22-13. Payneville’s Levi Hurt led their scoring with 19 points. Ethan Miller paced Ekron’s scoring power with 13 points. At the end of the game, Payneville beat Ekron 43-25. Once they were named the winners, each member of the Payneville team got to cut off a portion of the basketball net to honor their win. The other portion of the tournament games were held at Stuart Pepper Middle School. All youth basketball teams will be recognized at the conclusion of the Greenwave varsity game against Cloverport High School Saturday, Feb. 5. The runner-up, championship and individual championship trophies will be presented that night. The results from the tournament were: •DTW Green, 24/ DTW Gold 22: DTW scorers: Cale Wilson 10, Johnathon Stull 2, Hunter Johnston 6, Chase Decker 2, Levi Stewart 1, Peyton Heschke 3. DTW Gold scorers — Matt Wimpee 2, Brock Wilson 2, Christian Cundiff 7, Kyle Girahs 2, Chris Baker 4, Garrett Benham 2. •Battletown, 24/ Ekron No. 1, 23: Battletown scorers: Logan Hardesty 2, Dawson Gagel 8, Koby White 8, Cameron Kingsbury 5, Zach Risinger 1. Ekron No. 1 scorers — Tyler Andrews 15, Case Medley 6, Cody Reiser 2. •Flaherty No. 1, 18/ DTW Powers, 19: Flaherty No. 1

scorers: Garrett Ammons 15, Wyatt Adkins 1, David Parsons, 2. DTW Powers scorers— Zane Powers 4, Spencer Jenks 4, Stephen Knott 2, Zach Prather 2, Andrew Frence 1. •Flaherty No. 2, 22/ Muldraugh, 9: Flaherty No. 2 scorers: Jared Ray 5, William Brian 2, Roger Young 3, Chayce McGowan 2, Dylan Ovarvide 2, Levi Butler 6, Shawn ReRossett. Muldraugh scorers: Chad Jupin 5, Ethan Davis 2, Dylan Hirsch 2. •Payneville, 40/ DTW Green, 16: Payneville scorers: Logan Greco 6, Zack Harper 2, Jordan Brown 7, Cale Jupin 4, Levi Hurt 7, Bryce Mattingly 6, Garrett Poole 8. DTW Green scorers: Cale Wilson 9, Hunter Johnston 2, Levi Stewart 2, Peyton Heschke 3. •DTW Black, 31/ Battletown, 15: DTW Black scorers: Noah Schwartz 4, Cody Janes 9, Steven Benock 10, Devon Palty 4, Cale Vessels 4. Battletown scorers: Logan Hardesty 2, Dawson Gagel 5, Cameron Kingsbury 4, Zach Risinger 4. •Flaherty No. 1, 20/ DTW Haynes, 17: Flaherty No.1 scorers: Garrett Ammons

13, Jared Stone 3, Nicholas Wilson 2, David Adkins 2. DTW Haynes scorers: Tyler Haynes 4, Joshua Laslie 5, Zach Babb 8. •Ekron No. 2, 36/ Flaherty No. 2, 25: Ekron No. 2 scorers: Ethan Miller 29, Tony Miller 4, Dalton Bruce 3. Flaherty No. 2 scorers: William Brian 9, Jared Bay 8, William Caswell 2, Dylan Oyasvide 2, Shawn DeRossett 2, Levi Butler 2. •Payneville, 41/ DTW Black, 28: Payneville scorers: Logan Greco 1, Jordan Brown 10, Levi Hurt 14, Bryce Mattingly 14, Garrett Poole 2. DTW Black scorers: Noah Schwartz 9, Cody Janes 8, Steven Benock 11. •Ekron No. 2, 31/ Flaherty No. 1, 24: Ekron No. 2 scorers: Ethan Miller 22, Tyler Matti 5, Wyatt Moore 2, Cody Reed 2. Flaherty No. 1 scorers: Garrett Ammons 15, Matthew Biddle 3, Jasper Sipes 2, Nick Wilson 2, Wyatt Adkins 2. •Payneville, 43/ Ekron No. 2, 25: Payneville scorers: Levi Hurt 19, Bryce Mattingly 10, Jordan Brown 6, Logan Greco 4, Zack Harper 4, Cale Jupin 2. Ekron scorers: Ethan Miller 13, Cody Reed 9, Tyler Matti 3.

Flatbed Drivers: Company & O/O. No Tarping, Company Drivers up to 27%, O/O 75% of gross. Home Weekends, Guarantee Minimum Pay. 800-554-5661 x331 Territory Mgr Trainee: HS Diploma req., Business/ Marketing degree preferred. Min 2 yrs commissioned street sales exp. or 3 yrs. foodservice/ restaurant mgr. No DUI or suspensions in the last three years, must reside in area, excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills; problem solving, customer service and presentation abilities. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Application deadline is 02/02/2011 for information go to https://usfood.taleo. net/careersection/ext/ joblist.ftl Must reference Req# 11000124, submit before 2/2/11


ABOVE: Ethan Miller of Ekron Elementary dribbles the ball down the court past Payneville defender Zachary Harper during the championship game.


B10 - The News Standard

Friday, January 28, 2011

Service Directory

Local Businesses here to serve you! Attorney Personal Injury Social Security Disability


Criminal Law Elder Law



Serving the local community for over 35 years!!

Compassionate Attorney • Tough Advocacy

Kentucky Law Does Not Certify Specialties

This is an advertisement

“The People’s Lawyer” Call Today for a Free Consultation



Barr Automotive, Incorporated

270-422-2228 Paul F. Mik, Jr, CAI-Auctioneer/Broker

Cars & TruCks

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

(270) 547-2778 • (800) 405-0963




Chainlinked Wood Vinyl FREE ESTIMATES Call 270-422-1988

Pure Luxury


Storage Automotive & Diesel Repair


Next to Pennzoil

24 hour Laundromat

2605 Brandenburg Rd. Brandenburg, KY



Corvin’s In-Town Moving

S838 hip-N-priNt pluS Old Ekron Rd • 422-3600

We service all of Kentucky!

MON-FRI 9-6 SaT 9-5

310 Dixie HWY Radcliff, KY


Stump Removal


2070 A Bypass Rd. Brandenburg, KY. 40108

All your FISHING & OUTDOOR needs!

(across from First Federal)

•Cheaper Shipping Rates (No Franchise Fees!) •We Do It All!! We print Invoices, Blueprints, Stationary, Business Cards & SO much more!

With two locations to serve you! 1965-B Brandenburg Rd 422-1133 4225 Flaherty Rd 828-4455

Tax Services

&J Stump Removal

Video Surveillance Provided!

Free Estimates • Totally Insured

Call for details (270)422-5121



Livers Tax service

500 e. Broadway Open 9am ‘til last appointment Offers electronic Filing & FasT refunds


Jackson Hewitt

Enterprises New, Service, Repair Owner, Adam Giles 270-945-8325

Knott’s Body Shop 999 Lawrence St, Brandenburg


Smart Idea!


The News Standard SERVICE DIRECTORY ADS SELL! Call our Sales Staff to place yours for only $10.50 per week! (4 week minimum)


Trucking ®

tax service

2 locations in Meade county


to serve you!

• BrandenBurg • • Flaherty • Call 270-422-1140

Freaetes! t s e im

by Giles

151 Shannon Lane Brandenburg, Ky 40108

(270) 422-4121



Trucking & Ready Mix 422-7744 120 Shamrock Road Brandenburg, Ky

“Great concrete at great prices”

Dixie YarD Works

Fountains • Mulch • Carports

7070 N. Dixie Hwy. E-town, Ky 42701

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

• Concrete • Statuary • Top Soil • Flagstone •

Brandenburg Mini Storage

1752 N. Hwy 79 • Irvington, KY.

Household items too heavy to move...? Call Us - One item or a house full!

Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast


Open 24 hours


Buy • Sell • Trade

Call Us Today!

Timmy Barr,

No Ice in Heated Bay!

Bait & Tackle

Overhead Doors

Retaining Wall • Storage Buildings •

Fast, Friendly Service You Can Trust!

Why b uy when new used ado!

Complete Auto Body RepAiR SeRviCe

• Landscaping Rock • Stepping Stones

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

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

1065 Old Ekron Road • Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108 • 270-422-4542

• News • Sports • Features • Youth • Faith and Values • Business • Community Happenings • Games • TV Viewing • Classifieds • Local Events • Agriculture • And Much More!

Subscribe TODAY



Friday, January 28, 2011

The News Standard - B11

SPMS cheers its way through another successful semester By Jennifer Corbett The News Standard

In honor of their hard work and dedication, Stuart Pepper Middle School hosted its annual Renaissance Celebration of Success for its students Tuesday afternoon. The youngsters were broken off into their different academic teams and showcased just how much spirit they have. Many donned their team’s colors, while others wore crazy outfits and held signs to get into the excitement of the day. According to SPMS Principal Chad Butler, the school holds the Renaissance Celebration of Success after every nine weeks to honor students’ perseverance to do their best and achieve outstanding grades. “It’s a celebration of learning and student success,” Butler said. “Our kids love being at school.” Butler has had reason to smile lately since his students shattered their school Kentucky Core Content Test record by scoring a 100.8575. An extra surprise was in hand for SPMS when they learned that Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday was in town. So they decided to invite Holliday to SPMS to showcase to him the secret to SPMS’ success. “The commissioner had a good time,” Butler said. “Anybody appreciates it when kids love to learn.” Superintendent Mitch Crump echoed Butler by adding that Holliday was impressed with the enthusiasm of SPMS’ students and was very complementary of how the Renaissance Celebration was building a relationship and connection with the students and teachers. According to Crump, it is Commissioner Holliday’s goal to visit with all the superintendents in Kentucky throughout his tenure.

Butler added that he was initially not aware that Commissioner Holliday was in town, but thought what better way to show him how much spirit his school has. The celebration was held in the gym and it was full of movie spoofs, costumes, games and laughter. Some of the games included name that movie quote, musical stars, popcorn toss and million dollar throw challenge. Hilarity ensued when students and teachers poked fun at horror movies, “Toy Story,” “Mamma Mia,” “Wizard of Oz,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Science teacher Darren Carman kept the laughter going as he played the part of Ricky Bobby from “Talladega Nights.” As host for the evening, Carman kept in character by donning sunglasses and a NASCAR jacket. He even had his best friend Cal Naughton Jr., to play along with the “shake ‘n’ bake” portion from the movie. Part of the ceremony was dedicated to gold card, silver card and ecardholders, which Butler said is something the students gather over the year and whoever has the most at the end of the school year wins a prize. Awards were given to the team who had the most school spirit. The Renaissance Celebration is a day that has expanded over the years into something the kids, and even the faculty, look forward to. Butler added that a committee of faculty members works diligently to plan a successful Renaissance Celebration every nine weeks. One thing that Butler enjoys watching as a principal is seeing how much his students and faculty members really enjoy getting into the spirit of the day. “We love to learn. Right now, Stuart Pepper Middle School is a great place to be,” Butler said.


NEWS* Program

Waste Transport Service

*Newspapers Educating and Working for Students Local businesses and individuals work together with Meade County Schools and The News Standard to help enhance education through their local newspaper. To become a sponsor call us today at 270-422-4542.

Garland Brown Backhoe & Plumbing FIRST CHOICE


CPS Crop Production Specialist

The News Standard

RiverRidge Marathon

Meade County Area

Chamber of Commerce



M YE RS Concrete Products

Fashion Floors

Kentucky Farm Bureau

Medco Center of Brandenburg An extendicare facility

WMMG 93.5FM • 1140AM Meade County

FISCAL COURT Tony Brown Chevrolet

Allen’s S&T Hardware


B12 - The News Standard


Friday, January 28, 2011


Remembering you on your

75th Birthday February 5, 1936

Lawrence Pike

Nina Justice - 80th birthday

Nina Justice celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends at North Hardin Health and Rehab. Family and friends were attended were: Lloyd Sedoris, Carolyn Sedoris, Sam and Kara Sedoris, Wayne, Tonya Kayla, and Michelle Arnold, Jon and Landen Scott, Dale Scott Theresa Washburn, Margret Benham, Andrew, Jill Cobby and Tyler Benham, Eileen, James and Conner Schacklett, Ryan Manion, Bobby Arnold, Barbara Warren, Charlotte and Jerry Trent. There were lots of gifts and cards, cake and ice cream.  

Gary and Donna Carter’s 20th Wedding Anniversary

Donna and Gary Carter of Brandenburg, Ky., will celebrate their 20 year wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day. The couple, originally of Louisville, Ky., married at the First Baptist Church in Corydon, Ind., on Feb. 2, 1991. They have two daughters, a son, two granddaughters and one grandson, whom they love very much.

Homemakers News On a cold, rainy day in January, the Bluegrass Homemakers Club met at Doris Wells’ home for their monthly meeting. It was Jan. 18, 2011, a week late due to snow. Margaret McCoy called the meeting to order. After the pledge, Doris gave a devotional. Then the minutes of our last meeting were approved. The treasurer gave her report. Roll call was answered with, “When was the last time you played in the snow?” It’s been a while for most of us. Theresa was absent and Muriel was transferred to Garrett Homemakers Club. She will be missed by all. Committee reports were given. Liz had some organizational tips. Lois had a question about fabrics and their labels. Liz reported that 4-H Camp will be June 28 – July 2 and $150 per camper. The 4-H poinsettia sales were good with 845 being sold. Ann was given names to send cards to. Liz was elected Vice President to replace Muriel. Shirley handed out our by-laws to peruse. Next month the final copy will be published. Some classes that will be taught at the Extension Office: • Jan 25 — 1-6:30 p.m.

“Understanding Generational Differences” • Jan. 26 — noon “Back to the Kitchen: Soups On” County Conversations will be Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m., with a discussion on HWY 313. During February, wear RED for “Go RED for Women” — heart health. There are school scholarships available for under funded single parents. Call 502-584-8090 or 877677-9972. Scholarships for high school seniors are due April 30. Applications are in the counselor ’s office. Also, Homemakers are encouraged to submit pictures with articles that are submitted to a newspaper. Margaret and Doris will attend a committee meeting on Jan. 25 for the manner ’s luncheon that will be held in March. The Home and Garden Expo will be held March 26. Margaret volunteered to be on the committee for military families. April 1, April Fools Day, will be the annual Arbor Day tree giveaway with a bake sale. Hope we don’t get any surprise cakes or cookies. Committee meeting will be April 11 at 10 a.m. for the Annual Meeting, which will be June 23. Recipes are needed for the new cookbook. Remember they cannot by



Shelly Renee Thetford, 43, of Brandenburg, daughter of Caroline Ann Denton and Donald Wayne Callaway, to Ronnie Alan McMonigle, 65, of Corydon, Ind., son of Mary Margaret Wilburn and George McMonigle. Melinda Sue Lucas, 26, of Ekron, daughter of Theresa Starr Compton and Robert Earl Wilkins, Sr., to Timothy Ashley Hipp, 29, of Ekron, son of Jean Marie Jones and Timothy James Hipp. Brenda Louise Fenley, 42, of Lebanon Junction, daughter of Barbara Lee Johnson and Wayne Lindley Fenley, to Gary Allen Thompson, 42, of Hodgenville, son of Virginia Gale Alford and Huey Allen Thompson. Kerry Ann Justice, 31, of Fort Knox, daughter of Nancy Lee Bleecker and Richard Frank Moore, Sr., to Peter John Weintraub, 42, of Fort Knox, son of Pamela Addett Dahl and Rudy Theobald. Lauren Elizabeth Allen, 23, of Vine Grove, daughter of Vicki Ray Greening Allen and Jeffrey Layton Allen, to Nicholas James Neesmith, 23, of Fort Knox, son of Brandy Thompson Leason Neesmith and William Danny Neesmith Sr.

January 28: Hunter Brown, Alan Alda and Nick Carter January 29: Colby Hornback, Danny Williams, Juile (Hayes) Parker and Melvin Lawson January 30: Bobby Gagel, Noble Richardson and Garrett Hardesty January 31: Kaitlyn Hines February 1: Clayton Snider and Ronnie Cato February 2: Mrya Heil, Irvin Spencer, Dorothy Miller and Dani Grace Compton February 3: Pam Bosemer, Aunt Penny Thompson and Carla Mills

ones in other cookbooks. They also need to be tried before submitting. The first committee meeting will be March 1. Liz and Shirley volunteered for this. A delicious lunch was prepared by Doris. After that she showed us some of the quilting and crafts she had made. She is very talented. We all left looking forward to getting together again next month. Submitted by secretary Lois Fackler.

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life, we loved you dearly. In death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. Though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. As God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We are remembering you on your birthday. Loved and missed by: Rose Etta, Colleen, Danetta, Larry, Dale, Katrina, Candy, & Charles


Before you schedule your next auction, check with us. Our track record and testimonials speak for themselves!

270-422-2228 619 High Street, Suite 2, Brandenburg, Ky.

Celebrate your special someone. Submit wedding announcements, engagements, anniversaries and more ... all free of charge, to The News Standard • 1065 Old Ekron Road, Brandenburg, or by e-mail to

2011.01.28 The News Standard