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New Coach: Familiar face tabbed for TNHS track and XC. >> SPORTS A10 50 cents • 16 pages • Vol. 112, No. 49 • The Kentucky Standard Sunday, April 22, 2012 Maker’s Mark facing ‘hostile workplace’lawsuit The ‘Write’ Inspiration Five women, including one from New Haven, file complaint in federal court STEPHEN LEGA LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE Author finds inspiration in everyday life Five women have filed a civil lawsuit accusing Maker’s Mark Distillery for being a sexually hostile workplace, discriminating against women, interfering with their rights under state and federal laws, and retaliating against them in violation of federal and state laws. The complaint was filed April 6 in Louisville in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. The plaintiffs in the case are Patti Berry, Christy L. Fogle, Bonnie Mills and Mary Thompson, all of Loretto, and Courtney Clark, New Haven. Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc. is named as the defendant. The plaintiffs have accused Maker’s Mark of violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The plaintiffs are seeking a “judgment against Maker’s Mark in an amount sufficient to fully compensate the plaintiffs for their respective damages.” They are also seeking punitive damages against the distillery, an award of “liquidated damages” for FMLA violations, and their costs and attorney fees. The plaintiffs are seeking a trial by jury. The complaint describes a series of accusations, primarily between August 2010 through March 2012. According to the complaint, Maker’s Mark Teaches students benefits of writing, illustration JENNIFER CORBETT Author Daryl Cobb sees inspiration all around him, whether it’s the decoration in his daughter’s bedroom, his children’s personalities or the outline of a street on which he lives. In turn, he uses that inspiration to write children’s books such as, “Daddy, did I ever say?”, “Bill the Bat Loves Halloween” and “Perry Parrot Finds a Purpose.” Cobb shared his joy in writing, as well as his process of sparking his imagination, with Bardstown Primary students Thursday. His presentation included several well-known children’s songs, as well as interactive portions with the audience. “My goal is to get (the students) excited about writing,” Cobb said. He added that when he performs, he hopes to motivate students by showing them writing is fun. During one portion, Cobb asked several students what they would write. Most of them answered with personal things in their lives, whether it was the 39 fish one child caught on a See LAWSUIT, page A9 Library Board denies request to save Anatok New Haven library branch grand opening slated for May 6 JENNIFER CORBETT/The Kentucky Standard Daryl Cobb leans over to talk to Austin Frazier during an assembly at Bardstown Primary Thursday. AT TOP — Kindergarteners Emma Lovelace and Chloe Roggentihe scream as loud as they can during a song. See AUTHOR, page A15 JENNIFER CORBETT Several Anatok supporters sought the Nelson County Library Board’s help to save the 165-yearold mansion at the board’s meeting Thursday at the New Haven Public Library. In the beginning of the meeting, David Hall, an Anatok supporter and member of a committee to preserve Anatok, asked the board for support to save Anatok, which is behind the main branch of the library on Bethlehem High School’s campus. The suggestion was that Anatok be moved to near the corner of Third and Muir Street, which belongs to the Nelson County Public Library. “(Bethlehem officials) are adamant about the site being cleared … and that’s not really up for discussion anymore,” Hall said. “(Our committee) had the only viable plan: we wanted to restore the house and use it as an art museum archive.” According to Hall, the house has to be moved and the only feasible location in Bardstown is on NEW HAVEN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Parking,signage issues top New Haven City Commission meeting KENNYFOGLE SPECIALTO THE KENTUCKY STANDARD Parking and signage issues dominated a good portion of the regular meeting of the New Haven Board of Commissioners Thursday. Responding to a letter from the Rev. Troy Overton, pastor of St. Catharine Church, the council agreed to install four “No parking” signs on a fire lane adjacent to the church at a cost of about $160. See LIBRARY, page A9 >> OPINION As part of this same request, the city will look at opening up some parking on First Street by the church to be used by local residents for on-street parking rather than parking in a private driveway. Another complaint came from Charlie and Judy Jackson about vendors and others parking along South First Street at the intersection of Center Street near an auto service station during busy times at the station, thereby >> OBITUARIES Weigh in on this paper’s poll question at blocking the road for an extended period of time. This was considered to be a safety issue as it limits visibility for those trying to navigate through this area and causes delays to residents who need to travel through this intersection. Mayor Bobby Johnson said he will speak to the business owner and try to alleviate the problem without taking any harsher action. On second reading the council voted to increase >> PEOPLE AND PLACES >> Page A3 >> More commentary, Page A6-7 Do you know who your Kids’ friends are online? >> Page A16 BARDSTOWN CABLE OFFERS My Friends INTERNET FILTERING PARENTS CONTROL For more information, contact us, and mention this ad. 348-1719 Brittany Michael Tyler Tiffany Thomas Kayla Grandma w w w. b a rd s t o w n c a b l e . n e t See NEW HAVEN, page A15 >> INSIDE Dorothy Ann Coomes, 85 Randall Dale ‘Randy’ Luckett, 44 Do you like UK Coach Calipari’s one-year-and-done recruiting techniques? water rates for next fiscal year beginning in July from a minimum usage rate of $17.66 to $18.01. Sewer rates will remain at 100 percent of the water charge. For out-of-city customers who use water services, minimum rates will go from $18.61 to $18.98. The rate increase was adopted in order to allow for inflation and rising expenses of operations and maintenance on the systems. Obituaries . . . . . . . A3 In The Kitchen . . . 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