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>> FIND OUTTHE WINNERS OF OUR MOTHER-DAUGHTER LOOK-ALIKE CONTESTINSIDE Let’s lebrate ce A9-11 $107.95 Inside Today 50 cents • 20 pages • Vol. 112, No. 58 • The Kentucky Standard Sunday, May 13, 2012 Fairfield Post Office staying open... for now TAYLOR PETTIT Fairfield Post Office will remain open, with reduced hours, after a recent announcement by the U.S. Postal Service. Citizens of Fairfield were appealing a closing that was scheduled for May 18. “I’m really glad they’ve delayed the closing,” Fairfield Mayor Tom Trent said. “I really think if they cut the hours anymore they’re going to shoot themselves in the foot.” Chaplin, Nazareth and New Hope offices, will also see reduced hours. Fairfield is currently operating at four hours a day. The announcement listed it as operating at eight hours and has planned it to operate for two. Former mayor and former letter carrier Mary Ellen Marquess said she’s unsure why Fairfield is currently listed as being opened for eight hours. “Fairfield has not been open for eight hours a day in a very, very long time.” Chaplin, Nazareth and New Hope are all listed as currently operating at eight hours a day, as well. These offices are set to be reduced to four hours a day. The citizens of Fairfield have been vocal about their desire to keep the office open, said David Walton, Kentucky U.S. Post Office media contact. “If it’s on this list it won’t be closing,” Walton said. “Unless they choose to go with another option.” Walton said other options besides reduced hours include combining with another post office or contracting with a business to open a village post office. But the reduced hours may still be cause for con- cern, Marquess said. “If they reduce it to two it would be very difficult for a clerk to get the mail up and still give window service.” The people of Fairfield are still unsure of the announcement as this marks approximately the fourth time the closing has been delayed. “We stayed alive long enough to stay open,” Marquess said. “I’m very TAYLOR PETTIT/The Kentucky Standard pleased we’ve managed to stay open. But you would think they would have to Jennifer Williams, 21, Fairfield, picks up her mail at the son Brayden notify us. It’s been a very post office with hersaid. “It sucksCurtsinger. “I’m here all the time,” Williams about fewer hours.” See FAIRFIELD, page A19 Relay of Hope Final Bloomfield library alterations approved Grand opening set for June 10 JENNIFER CORBETT Construction workers are finalizing some last minute details to the Bloomfield Public Library — just in time for its grand opening June 10. Nelson County Library Director Sharon Shanks briefed members of the Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees of the upcoming grand opening, as well as last minute additions, during its meeting Thursday afternoon. According to Shanks, most of the construction is finished, though items such as shelving and fencing need to See LIBRARY, page A19 Hearing on doctor’s medical license delayed TAYLOR PETTIT/The Kentucky Standard Hollan Filiatreau, 14, Bardstown, lights luminaries right before the prayer ceremony at the Nelson County Relay for Life event Friday night at the Bardstown High School track. ERIN L.MCCOY An administrative hearing to review the medical license of Dr. James T. Dodge, D.O., has been delayed until September. Dodge, an obstetrician and gynecologist, previously owned the Bardstownbased Center for Women’s Health and had privileges to see patients and perform surgery at Flaget Memorial Hospital. The Center for Women’s Health closed Oct. 31, 2011, several months after his license to perform surgery was suspended. Dr. James T. The hearing had previously been Dodge recessed to allow time for the parties to discuss a settlement, but those efforts were not successful. Lighting a hope for the fight against cancer See DODGE, page A19 See RELAY, page A8 >> OPINION JENNIFER CORBETT Debby Nally has already beaten Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma twice. As she witnessed the community unite in droves to celebrate victims and survivors of cancer like herself for the annual Relay for Life, she was truly at a loss for words. “It’s so overwhelming,” she said. “There are hardly any words to describe it. (Relay for Life) brings >> OBITUARIES Weigh in on this paper’s poll question at the community together in a special way.” Nally, Bardstown, is one of the many cancer survivors and community members who participated in the annual Relay for Life, which was Friday and Saturday at Bardstown High School. According to its website, Relay for Life is an overnight relay-style event where team members take turns walking around a track for 24-hours — to symbolize how cancer never stops. >> Relay for Life Find more images from Friday’s Relay for Life event online and inside, page A20. >> In a way, the event symbolizes something more for Nally. It shows that others have fought the same battle she has and have come out >> SPORTSSHOTS >> INSIDE Robert Lewis Pennington, 70 What is your best stress reliever? >> Page A3 >> More commentary, Page A6-7 >> Page A12 Do you know who your Kids’ friends are online? BARDSTOWN CABLE OFFERS My Friends INTERNET FILTERING PARENTS CONTROL For more information, contact us, and mention this ad. 348-1719 Brittany Michael Tyler Tiffany Thomas Kayla Grandma w w w. b a rd s t o w n c a b l e . n e t Obituaries . . . . . . . A3 Social . . . . . . . . . . . A4 In The Kitchen . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . A6-7 Sports . . . . . . . A12-14 Entertainment . . 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