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HOME & GARDEN I D1 Early spring means uncharted territory ONLY $ 14 .95 plus tax While supplies last, limited number of copies available at this newspaper. Special-needs art show goes up for sixth year — Story on C8 $16.95 Synthetic Blend Oil & Filter Service Most Cars & Light Trucks Up to 5 Qts. Oil included. Covy’s Auto Service 1275 Industry Rd. Lexington 859-281-CARS (2277) Expires: 4/24/2012 *some restrictions apply* Advocate-Messenger The $1.50 | Danville, Kentucky Beshear angry over special session Lincoln crash claims driver KENTUCKY LOTTERY FRIDAY MIDDAY Pick 3: 6-9-6 Pick 4: 4-3-9-4 FRIDAY EVENING Pick 3: 8-0-9 Pick 4: 8-7-1-3 Mega Millions: 9-14-17-36-42 Mega Ball 33 Megaplier 4 Cash Ball: 1-3-15-16 Cash Ball 23 Kicker 9-2-5-5-0 5 Card Cash: 5D, 3S, 7D, 4D, 6C SATURDAY MIDDAY Pick 3: 0-1-3 Pick 4: 2-2-9-5 For Saturday night’s winning numbers, go to or see Monday’s paper. ONLINE @ WWW.AMNEWS.COM TODAY Sunny. High: 82 Low: 62 Complete weather map, A8 INDEX Accent Advice Bulletin Board Classifieds Comics Deaths Home & Garden Local News Looking Back National News Opinion Sports C1-C3 C6 A5 D4-D8 D3 A2 D1-D2 A2-A3 C7 A8 A7 B1-B7 Vol. 146, No. 250 Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Clay Jackson/ Law enforcement officers and emergency personnel, above and below, confer Friday outside the Burgin post office where a clerk was robbed and beaten by an armed man wearing what appeared to be a wrestler’s mask. The same man is suspected of robbing Chill’s convenience store on Lexington Avenue in Danville hours earlier. Masked suspect sought in two armed robberies Burgin postal clerk beaten with gun, suffers broken jaw By STEPHANIE MOJICA Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating the possibility that the same masked man robbed the Burgin post office and the Chill’s convenience store on Lexington Avenue in Danville on Friday, according to Danville Interim Police Chief Tony Gray. About 1:10 p.m. Friday, an unidentified white male entered the Burgin post office, physically assaulted a female clerk while brandishing a firearm and demanded money, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Paul Blanton. The clerk tried to fight off the robber by hitting him with a postal box, said Burgin Police Chief Jim Caldwell. The man then pushed her down and hit her on the head with the butt of a pistol. The robber ran away with $300 and was seen driving toward Danville in a green pickup truck. Officials transported the clerk to Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg for treatment of a broken jaw and scalp lacerations. Blanton and Caldwell did not know the identity of the injured woman. e man was in his mid-20s and wearing a camouflage-style “hoodie,” A surveillance camera captured this image of the masked man who robbed Chill’s consaid Blanton. venience store on Lexington Avenue in See ROBBERIES, on A6 Danville. FRANKFORT — A furious Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear sharply criticized his chief Republican adversary Friday for “a ridiculous political maneuver” that forced him to call a special legislative session to get two important bills passed. The governor called for the special session to begin Monday so lawmakers can finish work on the two pieces of legislation. Beshear told reporters he is “disgusted and Beshear angry” that lawmakers ended their 2012 session late Thursday night without passing a transportation budget and a prescription drug abuse bill aimed at curbing overdose deaths in the state. The second-term governor blamed Senate President David Williams, calling him “the fly in the ointment.” “Sen. Williams is so wrapped up in winning what he sees as a political game here in Frankfort that he’s willing to turn his back on the needs of our people,” Beshear said. “In essence, he forgets why he’s here. Yesterday, our Senate president not only refused to pass routine bills to keep the state operational, but also torpedoed essential legislation designed to protect the health and safety of our citizens.” Williams pointed his finger at Beshear earlier Friday, blaming him for a political stalemate that brought the legislative sesSee BESHEAR, on A6 Heritage Hospice chaplain to retire after 20 years By EMILY TOADVINE He has been described by a coworker as the breath of Heritage Hospice Inc., but it’s Gary Story’s time to exhale after serving 20 years as chaplain for the organization. e public is invited to celebrate Story’s retirement at a reception 2 to 4 p.m. April 22 at Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive. For more information, call (859) 236- 2425. Andy Baker, former director of Heritage Hospice, hired Story in December 1992. From the moment Baker spotted Story exiting his car, he knew Story’s destiny was with Heritage Hospice. “He hopped out of the car carrying his briefcase. My first thought was, ‘He has his briefcase.’ His briefcase said, ‘I’m coming to work here.’” A native of Texas, Story landed in Kentucky when he came to study at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore. Story, who earned his master of divinity degree from Asbury, says he was hesitant to become a minister. “A pastor thought I should consider going into the ministry, and I thought he was crazy. I kind of resisted that. Opportunities opened up for me to speak at a couple of church gatherings, Wounds Don’t just cover them, heal them! See CHAPLAIN, on A6 Gary Story, chaplain at Heritage Hospice Inc. for 20 years, poses with Chrissy Cummins, director of clinical services, at the nonprofit’s first Memorial Auction in 2011. Story is retiring, and a public reception is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. April 22 at Heritage Hospice. Photo contributed We have all the latest technologies including hyperbaric oxygen chambers, but the thing people seem to remember the most is our genuine caring attitude. If you have a wound that won’t heal, call us at (859) 239-1470 or ask your doctor for a referral. | (859) 239-1000 | 217 South Third Street | Danville, KY The Advocate-Messenger | 142658 CRAB ORCHARD — A Clay County man died Friday in a crash on U.S. 150 in the Crab Orchard community, according to Kentucky State Police. James Layton, 51, of Manchester was driving his 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck west on the highway about 10 a.m., police said. When the truck went onto the right shoulder of the road, Layton overcorrected and the truck traveled across two lanes of traffic and flipped over, police said. Lincoln County Deputy Coroner Donnie Gilliam pronounced Layton dead at the scene. Layton was not wearing a seat belt. Sunday, April 15, 2012

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