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PREP BASEBALL: Cards win two of three in tourney — B1 ONLY $ 14.95 plus tax While supplies last, limited number of copies available at this newspaper. The Winchester Sun MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012 WINCHESTER Death penalty decision pending Lone survivor of shootout remains jailed as prosecutor studies case By Fred Petke The Winchester Sun Opening day aturday morning’s rainfall didn’t dampen the spirits of the vendors during the opening of the Farmers Market at its new location on South Main Street at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. Debbie and Joe Barnes huddle under an umbrella while waiting to sell flowers and vegetable seedlings from the Barnes Family Greenhouse, top photo. Sam Goodlet brought his grandchildren, Ben, 6, and Samantha, 9, along to visit the market, right photo. The market is open from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. S J ames Mann/ CLARK COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION FUNDRAISER Organizers plan for bigger turnout for Path Home 5K By Katie Perkowski The Winchester Sun Organizers of a 5K race benefitting the Clark County Homeless Coalition have begun planning for this year’s event. The second Path Home 5K, at The Path on Boonesboro Road, will be Saturday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m. at 1711 Boonesboro Road. “It was such a great event that we decided it had to be an annual occasion,” said Terry Davidson, president of the coalition. Last year, about 200 people participated in the race, and this year, Davidson said, organizers are hoping for at least 300. She said organizers have been advertising regionally too, instead of just locally. “Our goal is to be the biggest 5K in Clark County,” she said. The pre-registration fee before May 18 is $20 for an individual, and is $25 after May 18. Groups of 10 or more can register for $15 a person. Race day registration will be from 7 to 8 a.m. To download a registration form, visit the group’s Facebook page, The Path Home 5K, or visit See 5K, A3 Prosecutors are still deciding whether to seek the death penalty against the only survivor from a 2011 home invasion that left two people dead. Aaron Lewis, 25, of Lexington, has been incarcerated for nearly a year for allegedly breaking Aaron Lewis into a duplex on Redwing Drive. Resident Phillip Howard Jr. was killed in the process. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Johnson said in Clark Circuit Court Friday that the final decision would be made by Commonwealth’s Attorney David Smith, and the process of setting a trial date would follow. Clark Circuit Judge William Clouse said the earliest possibility would be August, but could be set in 2013. Under Kentucky law, prosecutors can pursue the death penalty if a death occurred during the commission of another crime, including first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree arson or firstdegree rape. It also allows for other sentencing possibilities upon conviction, including life without the See DEATH, A3 Retro Bill makes return engagement IN YOUR WORLD FAT CAT Tubby tabby is going on a diet. — A5 OBITS William Alford Jr., 80, Winchester James H. Gregory, 90, Winchester — A2 WWW.WINCHESTERSUN.COM VOL. 134, NO. 94 75¢ PER COPY etro Bill brought all his zaniness with him to deliver several somber messages to Winchester Christian Academy students Friday morning. Retro Bill told the students to make the right choices the first time by avoiding alcohol and drugs. He also spoke about how to handle bullying. Retro Bill has been a DARE role model and spokesperson for 14 years. Retro Bill visited Winchester Friday through the efforts of the Winchester Police Department’s DARE instructors. Additional photos appear on A8. R James Mann/

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