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BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S GROUP PRESENTS DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE — STORY ON C8 J Going retro Butterfly garden ‘TV Land’ is theme of Junction dinner theater Spring project offers beauty and fun for entire family Air Conditioning Service $39.95 Includes up to 1lb of Freon. Most vehicles apply. — Story on C1 — Story on D1 Covy’s Auto Service 1275 Industry Rd. Lexington 859-281-CARS (2277) Advocate-Messenger The Expires: 5/7/2012 *some restrictions apply* $1.50 | Danville, Kentucky www.amnews.com Sunday, April 22, 2012 Estes murder trial set for Monday By TODD KLEFFMAN 14.95 tkleffman@amnews.com plus tax While supplies last, limited number of copies available at this newspaper. COMING SOON HarrodSBUrG — when paul estes goes on trial for murder monday, there will be no attempt to deny that he smothered debora Brooks with a pillow and tied a paper bag over her head to finally suffocate her. estes has already admitted that much to police in a tape-recorded statement that will be played during the trial. estes is hoping the jury seated to decide the case can be persuaded that he deserves a sentence no worse than meghan Brooks, who received 17 years after pleading guilty earlier this year to second-degree manslaughter, hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence in her mother’s death in 2009. “He has taken responsibility for his actions. He cooperated with police and gave a statement that allowed them to make a case against meghan,” defense attorney Susanne mcCollough said Friday. “He is hoping that a jury will give him a fair penalty.” estes, 38, turned down a plea offer from Commonwealth’s attorney richie Bottoms to plead guilty to murder in exchange for a recommended life sentence without a parole hearing for 25 years. Under meghan Brooks’ plea deal, she will be eligible for her first parole See ESTES, on A8 Twice unlucky F Harrodsburg store first busted for gambling in 2009 GLOSS, a new women’s magazine published by Advocate Communications Inc., premiers Thursday. Pick up your copy in The Advocate-Messenger . By TODD KLEFFMAN tkleffman@amnews.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter ONLINE @ WWW.AMNEWS.COM Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com Centre’s Sutcliffe Center was part of a $25-million renovation project in 2005 that makes it well-suited to serve as the media center for the vice presidential debate in October. KENTUCKY LOTTERY FRIDAY EVENING: Pick 3: 2-0-8 Pick 4: 9-2-7-5 Cash Ball: 8-11-13-28 Cash Ball, 13 Cash Ball Kicker: 9-3-4-2-4 SATURDAY MIDDAY: Pick 3: 4-2-5 Pick 4: 4-6-5-0 For Saturday evening’s winning numbers, go to http://www.kylottery.com. The numbers also will be published in Monday’s paper. TODAY Partly sunny. $100M spending spree has Centre ready to shine at October’s debate dbrock@amnews.com INDEX Accent Advice Bulletin Board Classifieds Comics Deaths Family Home & Garden Keepsakes Local News Looking Back Opinion Outdoors Public Record Sports New aNd Improved By DAVID BROCK High: 57 Low: 34 Complete weather map, A8 C1-C3 C5 A5 D4-D8 D3 A2 C4 D1-D2 C6 A2-A3 C7 A7 B7 A4 B1-B6 Vol. 146, No. 256 Printed on recycled paper © 2012 The Advocate-Messenger Estes C entre College will reprise its role as the smallest school to host a vice presidential debate in october, but additions to the campus over the last 12 years will be vital to both staging the event and accommodating an increasing enrollment. preparations for the debate are in full swing at the school that likes to tout its reputation for punching above its weight, but some of the work that helped secure the event for the second time includes permanent additions to the campus. as construction projects ground to a halt during the recession, Centre rode its own building boom, spending about $100 million on new projects and renovations since 2005. None of those facilities, though, were more important to securing another debate than Sutcliffe Hall — the site of the media hub for the event, as well as the actual backdrop for the meeting between the candidates Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com Centre College’s Director of Communications Michael Strysick, left, and Wayne King, director of facilities, discuss changes on the campus since the 2000 debate at the Hall of Fame Cafe inside the Sutcliffe Center. — and the Norton Center. In 2005, Sutcliffe, along with Crounse Hall, which houses the Grace doherty Library, underwent $25 million in renovations. The Norton Center got $3 million worth of improvements the same year. richard Trollinger, vice presi- Wounds Don’t just cover them, heal them! dent for college relations and head of the debate steering committee in 2000 and 2012, said Sutcliffe in particular has surpassed any realistic expectations already. “In my 18 years at Centre, Sutcliffe is one of the things I have to See CENTRE, on A6 HarrodSBUrG — after Kentucky State police raided pioneer market more than three years ago and confiscated eight video gambling machines, owner ed Johnson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of promoting gambling, paid a $500 fine and was given a sixth-month jail sentence probated for two years. However, that experience did not cause Johnson to take his losses and lick his wounds. Instead, he apparently decided to double down on the gambling operation in the back of his store and now finds himself deeper in the hole after police seized 17 gambling terminals and $2,300 in cash from pioneer market last month. Johnson, 49, has not yet been charged in the march raid, but Harrodsburg police Lt. Chad powell said he expects to take the case to a mercer County grand jury next month where he will seek a felony indictment for first-degree promotion of gambling and possibly possession of illegal gaming devices. Johnson could not be reached for comment. He told Harrodsburg police at the scene he did not know the machines were illegal. Johnson, however, previously had pleaded guilty to a similar charge under similar circumstances after two undercover KSp detectives gambled on video machines in the back of pioneer market and raided the store in 2009. according to court records, the two detectives went to the store after three unnamed women came to KSp post 7 in richmond to report a gambling operation in the back room of pioneer market. “e females stated that ed Johnson is making large amounts of money from individuals who play the machines,” according to a search warrant obtained in See GAMBLING, on A8 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. www.emhealth.org | (859) 239-1000 | 217 South Third Street | Danville, KY The Advocate-Messenger | www.amnews.com 142658 ONLY $

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