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Image 1 of The Winchester Sun February 23, 2012

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SPORTS: Lady Cards fall to Montgomery County in district finals — B1 The Winchester Sun THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012 FISCAL COURT Delays leave commissioners howling New Clark County Animal Shelter now five months behind schedule By Katie Perkowski The Winchester Sun Animals have yet to be moved to the new Clark County Animal Shelter almost five months after the building was supposed to be completed, county officials were told. Following approval of a change order concerning the building at a Clark County Fiscal Court meeting Wednesday, Judge-Executive Henry Branham said there MORE ON A3 — Clark County Commissioners Vanessa Rogers and JoEllen Reed are overseeing a committee reviewing employee evaluations. — Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. and County Clerk Anita Jones give more than $200,000 in excess fees to the county’s general fund. have been problems getting the contractor to complete the final details of the project, including repairing door and wall water leaks, and paint touchups. Because the work has not been completed, the Fiscal Court is withholding an See DELAYS, A3 Sun file photo by Katie Perkowski Originally scheduled to be completed in October 2011, the new Clark County Animal Shelter has not opened due to delays in construction. DISTRICT COURT Victim: Assault caused broken jawbone By Fred Petke The Winchester Sun Big dreams, big goals, big work he Rev. Marvin King was the guest speaker Wednesday afternoon during Clark Middle School’s Celebration of Black History Month program top photo. King told the students, “Success is all about big dreams, big goals and big work habits.” Aaliyah Crawford, left photo, read her paper about Rosa Parks. Students from left, right photo, Jordan Conner, J.C. Cornelius and Jermaine Baber, read the African American Pledge during the opening moments of the program. Other students read papers they had written for the program, and the Clark Middle orchestra and band performed. T James Mann/ IN YOUR WORLD BUSINESS Two new firms open doors here. — A6 OBITS Dwight T. Ferguson, 77, Winchester Walter Murphy, 75, Winchester — A2 WWW.WINCHESTERSUN.COM VOL. 134, NO. 43 75¢ PER COPY CLARK COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION Shine Expo to benefit women, families at Clark homeless shelter p.m. April 28 at the Calvary Christian Church gym, 15 Redwing Drive. For a $150 donation to the Coalition, vendors can set up a Since the Clark County Homeless Coalition opened its shelter in booth at the event, selling anything from clothing and purses to October, 15 of the 19 adult resicraft supplies. dents have been women. Admission is $5 and all proceeds That demographic did not go unbenefit the shelter. noticed by Coalition Director “Since we have mostly women Karen Cinnamond and board President Terry Davidson. According to and families in our house, we wanted to make sure that was an Cinnamond, 85 percent of the area of programming that we paid homeless population is female, particular attention to,” Cinnalargely comprised of young single mond said. mothers. After applying for and receiving She and Davidson agreed they also wanted to involve the commu- a grant for free clothing from Fayette Mall’s J. Jill store, a renity in shelter programming, which led to the idea for the Shine tailer targeted at women, Expo. The expo will be 10 a.m. to 1 See EXPO, A3 By Rachel Parsons The Winchester Sun Frank Rayburn said he was only hit once by Jeremy and Amy Holland before blacking out, but it was enough to leave him with a fractured jaw and multiple facial wounds. Rayburn said he was assaulted by the couple in his home Feb. 11 after he told them to leave, he testified during the Hollands’ preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon in District Court. The Hollands are both facing second-degree assault charges from the incident, which they claim was self-defense. Rayburn’s testimony differed markedly from that of Winchester Police Officer Shane Southwood, who spoke with Rayburn at Clark Regional Medical Center on the night of the assault. “He told me he was at his father’s house and out of the blue he was assaulted,” Southwood said. At the hospital, Rayburn told Southwood that Jeremy Holland hit him first and Amy Holland joined in. Rayburn told police that Jeremy Holland pushed his wife away and continued hitting him until he blacked out. Rayburn told Southwood he didn’t remember when the assault ended. Wednesday afternoon, Rayburn See VICTIM, A3 Pizza makes it all better hree-year-old Aaliyah Graham enjoys a slice of pizza Wednesday evening while watching the George Rogers Clark High School Lady Cardinals game against the Montgomery County Lady Indians during the 40th District Tournament. Aaliyah is the sister of Lady Cards starting point guard Lexxus Graham. They are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Graham. The Lady Cards were the district runnerup, losing to Montgomery 49-41. T James Mann

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