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Wildcats move on to Sweet 16 Guitar Medley UK takes down Iowa St. 87-71 Unique musician will lead workshop in Danville SPORTS | B1 ACCENT | C1 Advocate-Messenger The $1.50 | Danville, Kentucky Sunday, March 18, 2012 Kennedy Bridge to be replaced Shooting suspect identified BURGIN — e Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will host an informational meeting next month about plans to replace the rickety old Kennedy Bridge that spans Herrington Lake along Ky. 152 between Mercer and Garrard counties. e public is invited to attend the April 3 meeting at the Burgin Elementary School gym, where representatives from the cabinet and their consultant WMB will be on hand to answer questions and pass out information on the project to replace the 88-year-old structure that has corroded with age. e bridge has frequently been closed for repairs in recent years as work was done to make it safe for continued use. New steel decking was installed in 2003 and the weight limit reduced from 10 tons to 3 tons in 2008. e bridge was most recently worked on in 2009, when it was closed for six months to shore it up it again until the $10-million replacement project was funded in the state’s six-year road plan. Along with project information, comment sheets and displays will be available at the meeting, which is being held from 5 to 7 p.m. By STEPHANIE MOJICA See BRIDGE, on A5 KENTUCKY LOTTERY FRIDAY EVENING: Pick 3: 9-2-4 Pick 4: 8-5-4-5 Cash Ball: 9-11-14-19 Cash Ball, 18 Cash Ball Kicker: 1-1-7-5-3 SATURDAY MIDDAY: Pick 3: 0-0-2 Pick 4: 2-3-0-9 For Saturday evening’s winning numbers, go to The numbers also will be published in Monday’s paper. Todd Kleffman/ Danville attorney Bill Noelker is a former Navy fighter pilot who is taking on the U.S. government over poisoned water at Camp Lejeune Marine Base he says has caused a lifetime of misery for his clients, Janetta and Robin Johnson. “We can fight wars halfway across the world, yet we can’t take care of these people who have been severely injured by the actions of their own government,” Noelker said. “They are not living up to the responsibility of taking care of their own, and they’re making a concentrated effort of ignore it and tamp it down. It truly eats at you.” Sick of government Danville attorney takes on military in poisoned water case By TODD KLEFFMAN It was only 18 months ago that Bill Noelker hung out his shingle to practice law and already he has the case of a lifetime. “is case is why I went to law school. is gets me excited,” Noelker said last week in his second-floor office across Main Street from the Boyle County Courthouse. “You have people dying and suffering. It’s just wrong and it needs to stop.” Noelker represents Janetta Johnson and her daughter Robin Johnson in personal injury claims against the United States of America. e Johnsons are among hundreds of thousands of people exposed to poisoned water at Camp Lejeune Marine Base in North Carolina over a 30year period and have endured a lifetime of mysterious and life-threatening medical issues. “I have been sick almost from the day I was born,” Robin Johnson, 48, said during a tearful telephone interview from the home in Boone County she shares with her mother and father, Photo submitted Janetta and Robin Johnson are pictured shortly after leaving Camp Lejeune Marine Base in 1996. “I was just a young, innocent girl with a baby on a military base at the mercy of the Marines, Janetta Johnson said. “I never dreamed I wasn’t safe.” retired marine Orval John- months old when her fason, and her 19-year-old ther was transferred to son, Cody. See WATER, on A5 Robin Johnson was two The identity of a suspect arrested in Junction City for allegedly shooting a man Thursday night in Frankfort has been released. Timothy O’Shea Johnson, 25, of Danville was arrested without incident Friday morning in Junction City, Kentucky State Police Sgt. D.C. Broyles said. Johnson was booked into the Boyle County Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree wanton endang erment and first-degree assault. Johnson and another man allegedly got Johnson into an argument at a Kroger near U.S. 127 and Interstate 64 in Frankfort, Broyles said. The altercation became physical, then the men chased each other in their vehicles on Interstate 64. Johnson allegedly fired multiple gunshots, Broyles said. One bullet hit the other man in the torso; he was treated and released from the University of Louisville hospital. Nearly a dozen police officers surrounded a home Johnson was visiting Friday morning at Hancock Street in Junction City to arrest him. State troopers and Boyle County sheriff ’s deputies took him into custody without incident. Johnson’s bond was set at $5,000. Painting the town green TODAY Stormy High: 78 Low: 59 Complete weather map, A8 INDEX C8 C7 D4-D10 D3 A2 A3, A5 A8 A7 B1-B8 Vol. 146, No. 226 Photos by Todd Kleffman/ Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger Lorrie Sims, left, and friend Jenny Kaplan, behind, make their way down Main Street Saturday evening. "We're having a wonderful time," Sims said. Wounds Don’t just cover them, heal them! We have all the latest technologies including hyperbaric oxygen chambers, but the thing people seem to remember the most is our genuine caring attitude. If you have a wound that won’t heal, call us at (859) 239-1470 or ask your doctor for a referral. | (859) 239-1000 | 217 South Third Street | Danville, KY The Advocate-Messenger | 142658 Advice Bulletin Board Classifieds Comics, TV Sch. Deaths Local News National News Opinion Sports Irish-minded folk celebrated St. Patrick's Day in downtown Danville Saturday night, taking in traditional dancing and storytelling at the Community Arts Center and raising their spirits during a pub crawl through local eateries and nightspots. Above, Josh Phelps, left, and buddy John Williams get their Irish up inside Carbon nightclub. At left, Mary Thompson, 15, left, and Laura Couzens, 14, both of Danville, take a breather after performing Irish jigs and reels before a crowd at the Community Arts Center.

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