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Image 1 of The State Journal April 22, 2012

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SUNDAY More than $100 in coupons inside ■ F R A N K F O R T, K E N T U C K Y $ 1. 5 0 ■ A P R I L 22 , 2012 S TAT E -J O U R N A L .CO M Neo-Nazi rally heated but ‘peaceful’ Counter protestors decry ‘white rights’ message BY KAYLEIGH ZYSKOWSKI here to demonstrate against them, they would have the whole stage, and they don’t deserve that,” Nodler said on Capital Avenue Saturday afternoon. “I have two black grandchildren, I have gay children – I think rights are for everybody – even them, unfortunately,” she said, pointing to the Capitol steps where about 40 members of the National Socialist Movement and White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rallied for white civil rights. Nodler says she’s lived in Frankfort for 30 years, and when she heard about the rally “it just got my old 70’s spirit going again.” KZYSKOWSKI@ STATE-JOURNAL.COM Nancy Nodler says countering the neo-Nazis during Saturday’s rally was a way for her to take a stand against injustice. “If no one is HANNAH REEL/HREEL@ STATE-JOURNAL.COM See R ALLY, A7 M embers of the National Socialist Movement rally on the front steps of the Capitol as police stand guard Saturday. So far, so good for revamped Cliffside Book lovers More than 200 delight in crowd diner for lunch test run giveaway Patrons enjoy their lunch at Cliffside by the River on Old Lawrenceburg Road Saturday. The restaurant officially opens Monday, and will serve customers from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week. BY KEREN HENDERSON KHENDERSON@STATE-JOURNAL.COM A ll right, you can stop asking. Cliffside is open again. Despite the rain and cold, Saturday’s strictly word-ofmouth lunch crowd reached more than 200. “We didn’t advertise because we knew we would get slammed already,” said Sandy McGaughey, who started cooking at 3:30 Saturday morning. “It’s been nonstop.” Sandy and her husband, Keith, purchased the land and restaurant on Old Lawrenceburg Road over looking the Kentucky River. The Frankfort icon has been closed for more than a year after a couple tried to reopen it in 2010 but only remained in business for nine months. Cliffside by the River officially opens Monday, and will serve customers from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week. “The only complaint today was when a lady said the coffee was weak,” Sandy McGaughey said Saturday afternoon. “Maybe her taste buds don’t work … no I’m joking, really, if customers want us E1-8 | COMICS, | EDITORI A LS, TODAY’S WEATHER OBITUA RIES, A2 | SPECTRUM, Sunday Partly sunny, high near 57 Which location is the better candidate for revitalization assistance, Bellepoint or the Old Y? | KZYSKOWSKI@ STATE-JOURNAL.COM See COURT, A8 Last week’s question: Revitalization aid D1 BY KAYLEIGH ZYSKOWSKI See CLIFFSIDE, A10 WEATHER, A12 Bellepoint, 72% Old Y, 27% Total votes: 243 D5 Man in I-64 shootout pleads not guilty a great place, you know, way back. Maybe we can make it even better than it was at its best.” “We came here when we were sitting at a booth and looking out the window toward the Kentucky River. “The atmosphere here is great, too,” Keith McGaughey said. “We’re going to bring it back. It used to be Vote on or mark Yes q No q and return See BOOKS, A8 A Junction City man – who allegedly fi red shots while chasing a car on Interstate 64 after a drug deal went sour – has pleaded not guilty in Franklin Circuit Court. Timothy Johnson, 25, stood with his Lexington attorney, Chris Wilkie, on Friday and entered his plea while three of STATE JOURNAL WEEKLY POLL: Personal politics CL ASSIFIED, About a dozen Franklin County literature lovers have been charged with a task Monday night – share a book with 20 “reluctant readers.” World Book Night – which started in Europe last year – is hitting U.S. streets for the first time Monday, and national orga- Cliffside owner Sandy McGaughey, left, poses for a picture with Angie Tingle, Billy Andrews, Gina Ellis and Mandi Grooms, all members of her staff. Has the political feud between Gov. Steve Beshear and Senate President David Williams become too personal? BY KAYLEIGH ZYSKOWSKI KZYSKOWSKI@ STATE-JOURNAL.COM HANNAH REEL/ HREEL@ STATEJOURNAL.COM to change anything up, we’ll do it.” For now, Sandy McGaughey is the cook. Saturday they served open-faced roast beef, burgers and “lots of shakes, chocolate sundaes and banana splits.” Keith McGaughey owns Arnold’s Grill and Sports Bar in Lawrenceburg, and the couple started Mac-A-Doo’s Bar & Grill in Frankfort before selling it to new owners. “We’re kind of on our way out of the bar business,” Sandy McGaughey said. Cliffside is much more the speed they’re looking for these days. “I think it’s cute, it’s cozy, it’s homey,” she said while Event aims to reach ‘reluctant readers’ C1-8 | SPORTS, B1-8 | T V, D4 | TRAV EL, D6 �������������������� ���������� �� ��� �� ������ � ������������� � OR ��� ��� ��� � �������������� ��������������������� �������������������������� ����������������������������������������� ������������������� Price and/or lease payments exclude tax, title, license, applicable dealer fees and are after all offers, including rebates. Dealer options extra. For all leases, qualified buyers with approved credit – Tier 1 Plus customers. 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