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New Big man on campus Top recruit Noel commits to Calipari, Kentucky SPORTS B1 Murder charge brought in Martin case NEWS A9 THURSDAY WWW.KENTUCKYNEWERA.COM Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 75 cents, 51 cents average home delivery cost 20 pages, 2 sections | Volume 125, Number 106 | Hopkinsville, Ky. Est. 1869 Sheriff’s office settles injury lawsuit Woman said deputy pushed her, causing her to break her wrist BY BENJAMIN JOUBERT NEW ERA STAFF WRITER The Christian County Sheriff ’s epartment recently settled a law- suit filed by a woman who claimed a deputy broke her wrist during an arrest in November 2008. Through an open records request, the New Era received a copy of the agreement. The department paid Trina Jones, of Greenville Road, a $35,000 settlement on March 6 to dismiss the case. In the agreement, the department was not required to admit any wrongdoing and still refutes the allegations in Jones’ lawsuit. “The County has denied and continues to deny any wrongdoing and expressly denies any li- ability or responsibility or any impropriety associated with the matter,” according to court records. The money will be used by Jones, in part, to pay her Clarksville, Tenn., attorney Stephanie Ritchie, according to the agreement. In 2008, the sheriff ’s department received a call from a 15year-old boy who said he was drunk and wanted someone to pick him up. After a dispatcher traced the call to Jones’ Greenville Road home, Deputy Robert A. Schneider, 40, was sent to check on the teenager. When Schneider arrived at the house, the teen, wearing only a pair of shorts, ran outside and told him to get off the property . SEE LAWSUIT, PAGE A4 3 with local ties join Journalism Hall of Fame Common ground found BY JARED NELSON THE TIMES LEADER TOM KANE | KENTUCKY NEW ERA Three men with local connections joined the ranks of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame Wednesday in Lexington. Times Leader Publisher Chip Hutcheson, Ham Broadcasting Company President D.J. Everett III and retired Murray State University professor Bob McGaughey joined the Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony and luncheon Wednesday afternoon. They joined Woodford Sun Publisher Albert B. Chandler Jr., retired Louisville Courier-Journal photojournalist Bill Luster, who won Pulitzer Prizes in 1976 and 1989, and former Lexington Herald-Leader and Washington Post reporter Michael York, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986, in the 2012 Hall of Fame class. “This year’s class of inductees certainly reflects well of our Commonwealth,” said Duane Bonifer, president of the University of An Amish farmer returns to his house Wednesday after a day of work on Green Acres Organic Farm, south of Hopkinsville. The Amish no longer have to worry about facing jail time for refusing to put orange reflective triangles on their buggies. Amish, government compromise over buggy triangles BY ROGER ALFORD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKFORT, Ky — The . mish will no longer face jail ime in Kentucky for refusing to ark their horse-drawn buggies ith slow-moving-vehicle emlems that they object to on reliious grounds. Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill nto law Wednesday that allows he Amish to use reflective silver r white tape on their buggies ather than the traditional fluoescent orange signs that makes he buggies more visible to aproaching motorists. Atlee Miller, an Amish farmer rom Franklin, said he apprecites the help from the state’s poitically powerful to provide an exemption, but he said the credit really goes to a higher power. “The man above has got control,” Miller said. “We thank him most of all.” Several Amish farmers in western Kentucky had served jail time for refusing to use the emblems. They said the triangular shape represents the Trinity which they , are not allowed to display and that , the fluorescent orange calls undue attention to them against the norms of their religion. “I think we were able to fashion a solution that helped folks with their religious issues but at the same time still maintained the standard of safety that we have to MONICA K. SMITH | KENTUCKY NEW ERA have on our highways,” Beshear A new bill signed into law no longer requires the Amish to mark their buggies with flusaid. orescent orange signs like the one above. The new bill allows them the Amish to use SEE BUGGY, PAGE A4 silver or white reflective tape instead. INDEX kentuckynewera or follow us on Twitter: OBITUARIES LOTTERY LOCAL/STATE OPINION WEATHER TV ASK AMY, MY ANSWER COMICS CLASSIFIEDS HOROSCOPES THAT’S THE TICKET! WHO WE ARE: Joan Saturley, Hopkinsville A2 A3 A6 A8 A10 B4 B4 B5 B6 B9 B10 Joan Saturley is a resident at Austin Acres, and she has lived in Hopkinsville her whole life. The oldest of 11 children, she has seen and experienced a lot. One of the more interesting events she witnessed was the flood of 1959. She remembered the floodwaters in the downtown area came as high as 3 feet. Saturley’s mother was preg- nant with her little sister at the time, and she was trapped by the downtown floodwaters when she went into labor. “They put her in a row boat, and they rowed her to an ambulance to take her to the hospital,” Saturley said. In her spare time, Saturley volunteers as a librarian at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. She also makes quilts and loves to embroider. Is there someone you know who deserves attention? We’d like to know. Contact us at 270-887-3238 or visit We’ll take it from there. SEE FAME, PAGE A4 “I’m blessed to work with the people I work with. I’m blessed to live in the community I live in, and I’m blessed to have a family who thinks much more highly of me than I deserve.” Chip Hutcheson Times Leader publisher n MORE INSIDE Joining the team New economic development director announced for city. Local/State A6 Two more bills Lawmakers have much to do on final day of session. Local/State A6

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