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COMING TUESDAY: A SPECIAL UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BASKETBALL COMMEMORATIVE SECTION HEALTH I A5 ENVIRONMENT I A4 Doctor saves babies caught in corruption Landmarks dimmed for ‘Earth Hour’ Advocate-Messenger The 75¢ | Danville, Kentucky www.amnews.com Monday, April 2, 2012 SO YOU KNOW Fire destroys Mercer barn Four $250,000 Mega Millions tickets sold in Kentucky BOWLING GREEN (AP) — It wasn’t the “big one,” but four $250,000 Mega Millions tickets were sold in Kentucky prior to Friday night’s drawing. The winning tickets with white ball numbers of 2-4-23-38-46 were sold in Bowling Green, Cold Springs, Taylor Mill and Virgie. The three winning tickets that will split the $640 million pot were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. “Because we don’t know who purchased the ticket, we urge them to sign the ticket as soon as possible. Because the prize is as large as it is, they have to take it to the lottery office in Louisville ...,” Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said. “Essentially, whoever brings that into us (with a signature and ID) will get the money. So it’s important to sign the ticket and keep it in a safe place.” Bobby Dodge is manager of the IGA where the $250,000 ticket was sold in Bowling Green. “We sold a bunch of tickets Friday,” he said. “It was over a week’s worth in one day. People were lined up most of the day, so we have no idea who bought it.” Dodge said people started coming in Saturday morning to see if they had winning tickets, but by 1 p.m. the winner had not yet appeared. “I am assuming someone will come forward with it,” he said. Dodge said with so many people buying tickets, he has no idea whether it was someone who lived in the area. KENTUCKY LOTTERY SATURDAY EVENING Pick 3: 9-4-7 Pick 4: 3-2-6-4 Powerball: 5-14-36-54-48 Powerball 27 Cash Ball: 9-22-28-33 Cash Ball 22 Kicker 9-3-7-7-3 5 Card Cash: 7H, 5D, AS, QC, 6S SUNDAY EVENING Pick 3: 7-4-2 Pick 4: 8-9-7-0 TONIGHT Chance of showers and thunderstorms High: 70s Low: 50s Complete weather map, A8 INDEX Advice Classifieds Comics Deaths Environment Local News National News Opinion Sports World News A10 B5-B8 B9 A2 A4 A2-A3 A6 A7 B1-B4, B10 A7 Vol. 146, No. 239 6 05358 12300 7 Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger W NE ING IST L Mercer County fairgrounds dealt another blow By STEPHANIE MOJICA smojica@amnews.com AP Photo Kentucky guard Darius Miller (1) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game Saturday in New Orleans. LAST SHOT Miller aims to end career with NCAA title NEW ORLEANS — Miller go out with a stoKentucky coach John rybook finish. He’s gone Calipari joked that Darfrom being Mr. BasketLarry Vaught Sports Editor ius Miller had been at ball and a state chamlarry@amnews.com pion at Mason County Kentucky so long and done so much for the to enduring a National program that if he Invitational Tournament waited a year or two, he could possiseason under Billy Gillispie as a freshbly run for governor — especially if man to playing for a national title in the Wildcats beat Kansas tonight to his final game. win UK’s eighth national champiIronically, Miller may well set a onship. record tonight that will not be broken Miller laughed at the suggestion — at least not for many years with the Sunday, saying he knew little about way coach John Calipari recruits such politics and “I don’t think that would high-level talent that few players are be good for the state” for him to be in- going to stay four years. volved in politics. Miller will play in his 152nd game, However, it would be “good for the breaking the career record for games state” if Kentucky can complete its played he currently shares with national championship quest and let Wayne Turner. ey are the only two players ever to play in 150 or more games. Miller said Sunday he’s not thinking about the end of his career that has produced 1,243 points, 174 3-point goals, 483 rebounds, 278 assists and 114 steals. “I am just trying to enjoy the moment, spend time with my teammates and friends and family down here. I am just waiting to play the next game. When it gets to game time, we just have to play like we have all year. It’s down to basketball, something we have been doing all our life,” he said. “I have not thought about playing in the most games. ere’s not time to. We are still trying to win this See MILLER, on A8 HARRODSBURG — About 30 firefighters squelched a blaze this morning that destroyed one of the oldest buildings at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. About 2 a.m., Harrodsburg firefighters responded to a call regarding the fairgrounds on Linden Avenue, said Fire Chief Chris Dean. When officials arrived, they saw a barn fully engulfed in flames. The flames were extinguished within about 13 minutes with the help of Mercer County and Burgin firefighters, Dean said. No people or animals were hurt in the fire. After sunrise, rubble from the destroyed barn was still smoldering as state and local fire investigators tried to determine what caused the blaze. The investigation could be completed today or within weeks depending on what caused the fire, according to Dean. Jay Anderson, treasurer of the Mercer County Fair Board, surveyed the damage with sadness but said this year’s fair and horse show will be held as planned. “The show will go on.” The barn is the latest of five structures that have been lost to fire in the last 15 years, Anderson said. See FIRE, on A8 A WARM WELCOME Perros connects newcomers to the local community I f the first face from Bowling Green newcomers see in operation since at the door when 1946 that connects moving to Boyle newcomers to a comor Mercer County munity with welcome happens to be that of packages promoting Beth Perros, the tone local business. set for living in these But Perros has Joanna King communities will be been a booster for the jking nothing but positive. @amnews.com town she’s called her Perros has been a own now for half her representative for the past 52 years. 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