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A8 What’s Going On The April Lyon County Schools SBDM meeting has been cancelled. There will be a special called meeting on May 1 at 3:15 p.m. in the media center. Save the date! The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Thursday, May 3 at the Lyon Convention Center in Lee S. Jones Park. This year’s theme is “In it to Win it” with a nod to University of Kentucky Basketball. T he speaker will be former UK standout Cameron Mills of Lifeline Home Health. BB&T Drawing FOR A CURE 1 ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5 Drawing will be held on April 22. Includes: -Free Rotate/Balance Eddyville Tire -Free Oil Chnage Care Free Auto -100 Tanning Minutes Browse-n-Bronze -2 Large T-Shirts Kuttawa Marina -2 Camping Chairs Food Giant -4 Free Regular Subs Quiznos -$20 Gift Certificate The Cabin Bait and Tackle Monday deadlines Advertising and editorial submissions must be received by The Herald Ledger no later than noon Monday for the following Wednesday’s publication. Submitted items are published as space permits. We reserve the right to limit, edit or reject any submitted material. 75 cents Phone: (270) 388-2269 www.heraldledger.com Published weekly by Paxton Media Group LLC April 11, 2012 Volume 112, Number 14 Autistic children need acceptance, understanding and extra attention Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show about one in 88 children are autistic, a 10 fold increase over those diagnosed in the 1970s. And research shows the increase cannot be totally attributed to improved diagnosis. Autism is three to four times more prevalent in boys than in girls, a fact that remains unexplained. Though the medical community rejects the idea, Armstrong believes Max’s autism is related to vaccines he received. Max is doing well now through he is nonverbal. “He doesn’t speak at all,” his mother said. “He doesn’t have any language, so he has to use nonverbal communication. He is learning sign language. Members of the Armstrong family from left are: Max, Natalie, Ava, 15 months, in her father, Brad’s arms. “He’s in kindergar— Photo submitted, courtesy Touch of Pink Photography ten and he loves school,” By BOBBIE FOUST face, Natalie Armstrong believes. Armstrong said. “It’s been a really good bfoust@heraldledger.com Armstrong and her husband, Brad, are the thing for him; he’s learned a lot there.” parents of 5-year-old Max who is autistic. At first, it appeared Max was developApril is Autism Awareness Month. The Armstrongs are among a rapidly ing as anticipated. Then between 12- and It’s an ideal time to shine a light on the growing number of parents of children so issues autistic children and their parents diagnosed every year. See ACCEPTANCE on A2 Plan on go Battle of Eddyville strategy ready to receive 100 plus reenactors Herald Ledger for the event. Judge-Executive Wade White also reviewed the special section, Choate said, complimenting the publication, which will be inserted in the Herald Ledger on April 18. “They did a goo job,” he said. “Our office has had a strong involvement in the Battle of Eddyville,” Choate said. “I just want you guys to know how hard we have worked as a team in our office to help Jim with the Battle and supporting him in any way I could support him in designing the name badges and going out and asking for ham hocks and white beans. And Debi (Dodd) has put in a lot of long hours for the Battle of Eddyville as well.” Lake Barkley Tourist Commission members from left are: Beth Drennan, Director Beau Choate, Chairman Choate said he and Dodd Jamie Daniel, Kathy Ovey, Mandy Carney and Trent Gibson. will be out of the office -Photo by Bobbie Foust the entire Battle weekend, Barkley Tourist Commission on Tuesday. By BOBBIE FOUST April 27-29, helping with bfoust@heraldledger.com “And more than 100 reenactors have regis- the event at Lee S. Jones Park. But Jeff tered.” Fralick will man the office, he said. Choate said he met with Battle coordinaOn another issue, he told the commission“The Battle of Eddyville is sitting on go,” tor Jim Atchison on Saturday and reviewed Tourism Director Beau Choate told the Lake the special section being published by the See REENACTORS on A7 TIRE AMNESTY ATTENTION LYON COUNTY RESIDENTS!!! April 19th, 20th & 21st, 2012 are Tire Amnesty Days. Get out your old tires and dispose of them for FREE!!! Location: State Highway Department – 381 State Route 373, Eddyville Call JoAnne @ Lyon Judge/Executive Office 388-7311 for more information. Foam or calcium filled tires, large off-road construction equipment tires with a bead greater than 1 3/4, and solid tires with pressed-on rims are ineligible.

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