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All A Classic: Get info on advance tickets for Thursday’s first-round game. >> SPORTS B1 50 cents • 22 pages • Vol. 112, No. 11 • The Kentucky Standard Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Drunk driver who struck motorcyclist gets 15 years All Fired Up STAFFREPORT A Bardstown woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for striking a motorcyclist while driving intoxicated. Jennifer Marie Reed, 35, pleaded guilty to causing an accident that inflicted serious head injuries on Terrance “T.C.” Drake, 24, Bardstown, in addition to breaking his jaw and knocking out several teeth. Reed was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for second-degree assault, five years in prison for first-degree wanton endangerment, 30 days in jail for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, and 90 days in jail for failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation. The first two charges were to be served consecutively, with the rest to be served concurrently for a total of 15 years. She will be eligible for parole consideration after three years, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Chip McKay. JAMES CALVERT/The Kentucky Standard Bonnie Spalding, Bardstown, uses an ABC fire extinguisher to put out a controlled fire during a demonstration in the parking lot outside Council Chambers Monday. Bardstown-Nelson County Fire Department Sgt. Paul Vance instructed B.A.N.D. members and others how to effectively use an extinguisher. Vance is pictured supervising the demonstration. Police, fire departments educate citizens at B.A.N.D. meeting JAMES CALVERT Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin said there were some crime problems in the Ashberry neighborhood in North Bardstown and he was hearing complaints from neighbors about criminal activity in that neighborhood. After hearing residents’ complaints, McCubbin said his department stepped up efforts to crack down on crime in the neighborhood, he told B.A.N.D. members at a meeting Monday. “We have been hearing better things from residents,” McCubbin said. McCubbin said he would like to create an advisory council, which could be a committee, or sub-committee with B.A.N.D. members to get citizens more involved with reporting crime in their neighborhoods. “I would like folks in the community to get involved with me,” McCubbin said. “I’m looking for feedback from folks.” Members of Bardstown’s Active Neighborhood Delegation (B.A.N.D.) learned about recently created police beats and got a hands-on lesson about how to use a fire extinguisher at a meeting Monday. B.A.N.D.’s goal is to serve as a vehicle for neighborhoods and their residents to take a leading role in improving the quality of life in their community, according to the group’s website. A new police beat patrol that started Jan 1. in Bardstown has been working, McCubbin told (B.A.N.D) members at the meeting. McCubbin said the expansion of the boundaries of the Bardstown city limits due to recent annexations was one of the reasons for creating patrol beats, in which officers would be assigned to patrol designated parts of the city. The city is divided into three areas, or ELIZABETHTOWN — Convicted murderer Michael Dale St. Clair will be sentenced next month for his most recent murder conviction Friday in Hardin County. A Hardin County jury unanimously found St. Clair guilty of the execution style killing of Frank Brady from a Sonora truck stop. St. Clair was convicted Friday on capital kidnapping and other charges in connection with the 1991 abduction and murder of Brady following a three-week trial and less than two hours of deliberations. The Hardin Circuit Court jury was empanelled following a reversal by the Kentucky Supreme Court in 2010 on an evidentiary ruling. According to a news release from Attorney General Jack Conway's office, St. Clair will be sentenced Feb. 1. During the trial, jurors heard testimony detailing how St. Clair and an accomplice, both escapees from an Oklahoma jail, embarked on a deadly multi-state crime spree. On Oct. 6, 1991, St. Clair and his accomplice abducted Brady, a distillery worker from Nelson County, at a Hardin County rest stop. The pair took Brady to an isolated, wooded area in Bullitt County where St. Clair handcuffed his victim and then shot him multiple See BAND, page A13 >> OPINION Michael St. Clair is pictured at court. Already convicted in the murder of Frank Brady of Nelson County, St. Clair was found guilty of kidnapping Friday. FILE PHOTO times. Jurors also heard testimony about four additional murders committed by St. Clair prior to his escape from jail. The jury also convicted St. Clair on charges of criminal attempt to murder a Kentucky State Police trooper, facilitation to arson sec- >> OBITUARIES Weigh in on this paper’s poll question at Do you agree with the state’s redistricting plan for Nelson County? >> More commentary, Page A6-7 Do you know who your Kids’ friends are online? ond degree and two counts of receiving stolen property over $500. St. Clair is on death row at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville after being sentenced to death in November of 2011 following a conviction in Bullitt Circuit Court in the slaying of Brady. ERIN L.MCCOY After nearly three months of consideration and debate, Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday approved a proposal to allow the Humane Society of Nelson County to manage daily operations at the Nelson County Animal Shelter, or kennel. Under the proposed plan, the county will compensate the Humane Society for its services in the amount of $50,600 annually — funds that already go toward the operation of the kennel. The Humane Society suggests the plan will save the county about $14,800 annually in benefits paid for Brenda Phillips’ position as shelter director — a position that will be eliminated — and saved costs in supplies. Eleven days before Tuesday’s meeting of Fiscal Court, the animal control committee met to express >> EDUCATION INTERNET FILTERING PARENTS CONTROL For more information, contact us, and mention this ad. 348-1719 Brittany Michael Tyler Tiffany Thomas Kayla Grandma See REED, page A13 details of the plan. District 1 Magistrate Keith Metcalfe was skeptical at the time that the plan would save as much money as it stated, because the Humane Society had requested to keep licensing and reclaim fees, which previously went to the county. Under the final contract, those fees along with violation fees will continue to funnel to the county. They amounted to a combined $8,515 in fiscal year 20102011, according to Metcalfe. At Tuesday’s meeting, Metcalfe was concerned that a contract between the county and Humane Society didn’t explicitly state the agreement will come up for review before the court after one year. The contract is set to be automatically renewed annually, with 90 days notice required for its termination at any time. See FISCAL, page A5 >> INSIDE >> Pages A10-11 BARDSTOWN CABLE OFFERS Judge Charles Simms denied Reed’s motion for probation on the grounds it would depreciate the seriousness of the crime. Drake, a former Nelson County High School and University of Kentucky football player, is today still working toward recovery from the extensive injuries he suffered May 29, 2011, according to his mother, Lysa Drake. He was not wearing a motorcycle helmet when the accident occurred. “T.C.’s actually doing great. He’s got several surgeries ahead of him yet, but the frontal brain injury he suffered — that’s healing pretty good,” Drake said. “He’s back to work. It’s just amazing how far he’s come Obituaries . . . . . A3-4 Editorial. . . . . . . . A6-7 Education . . . . A10-11 Sports . . . . . . . . . B1-2 Agriculture. . . . . . . B3 Health . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Entertainment . . . B5 Joseph Thomas ‘Joe’ Kirtley, 84 Janice Marie Hicks, 52 Angila Burkhead, 67 Elizabeth ‘Lorean’ Downs, 82 Teddy Ray Barnes, 63 Betty Aline Shumate Lewis, 68 Eric Thomas Sturgill, 37 Joseph Ralph Hornback, 75 >> Pages A3-4 My Friends Terrance “T.C.” Drake Humane Society will operate animal kennel Jury recommends death for St. Clair LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE Jennifer Reed w w w. b a rd s t o w n c a b l e . n e t

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