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Y oman e Chickasaw Elder Lee Frazier and Rene' Doublin at Wickliffe Mounds Reburial Ceremony SERVING THE TRI-STATE AREA SINCE 1880 T HE A DVANCE HE D VA N C E Wednesday H August 29, 2012 In God we trust Vol. 124 HHH #35 Lady Bomber Volleyball Team 2nd Annual Great River Road Corvette Ride Captures All A Regional Title by Kelly Paul Editor Advance Yeoman by Tim Taylor The All A volleyball tournament began 4 years ago and Community Christian Academy had claimed all three of the previous titles, but not this year. The Ballard Memorial Lady Bombers went undefeated through pool play and then defeated CCA in the semi finals before knocking off Christian Fellowship in the title match to win the school’s first ever volleyball regional title. “About time” said sixth year head Coach Adam Solomon following the championship adding, “We’ve been a good program the last 3 to 4 years, but we have never had any accolades. We kept talking about the banner. If feels sweet and I am super proud of the girls.” After winning all of their pool play matches and only losing one set in those five matches, the Lady Bombers earned a bye into the semi final round. CCA knocked off Reidland to advance to the semis to face the Lady Bombers. Senior Cyndie Wiggins got the semifinal game started with a big hit to give the Bombers the early 1-0 lead in the first set. The match had a few runs in the early going by both teams, but with the Bombers up 10-9, they started to pull away. The Lady Bombers held the 3 time champs to only five points the rest of the set to earn the 25-14 victory. The second set was a different story. The Lady Bombers fell behind 1-5 to start the set. But they clawed their way back and tied the score up at 18 all. CCA appeared ready to even the match up at one each by scoring the next five points to take a commanding 18-23 lead, needing only two points to claim the set. However, the Lady Bombers would not be denied as they scored the last seven points in the set to advance to the championship game with the 25-23 second set victory. CFS was the only team in the prior six matches to win a set against the Lady Bombers. CFS defeated Fulton City in three sets to advance to the championship game. The first set of the championship was close for the first half, with neither team getting a lead of more than three points. With the Lady Bombers clinging to the 15-14 lead, they turned up the pressure. The Lady Bombers outscored the Lady Eagles 10-2 to earn the first set win 25-16, and to move one step closer to the title. In the second set, the Lady Bombers appeared ready to blow the Lady Eagles away, as they jumped out to the early 5-1 lead. They extended the lead to 9-3 early in the set, however the Lady Eagles’ would not go down without a fight. They closed the gap and were within one point at 1312. Wiggins had another kill that appeared to turn the momentum back over to the Lady Bombers. They pushed the lead back out to 18-13, but CFS made another rally. The Lady Eagles were able to trim the deficit back to 18-16. Once again the Lady Bombers had an answer and were able to extend the lead to 24-18 and one point away from the championship title. The Lady Eagles had one last surge to get the lead back to 2421, but on the next volley, the Lady Eagles put the ball into the net, giving the Lady Bombers the 25-16, 25-21 match victory. “We have spent so much time together and we have worked so hard for this and we deserved it” said the senior Wiggins adding, “ I am so glad my team was there for me. It was amazing.” Sophomore Elizabeth Goodin said, “ It feels amazing to finally win it because we have been working for it for five years and this year was our year.” continued on Page A7 Blandville Rural Volunteer Fire Dept. BBQ & Trade Day this Saturday by Kelly Paul Editor, Advance Yeoman The Blandville Rural Fire Department will be hosting a BBQ and Trade Day this Saturday. The event is part of a reunion for all individuals who have attended Blandville Schools. This will be the fire department’s 25th year hosting a Homecoming for Blandville School attendees. The fire department started doing the reunion 25 years ago when they held the reunion at the old maintenance building at the school that had burned down in the mid- 80s. Once the fire department built their new building, they started having the re-unions there. This year will be no exception. In the past, the Blandville Rural Fire Department has had other events surrounding the re-union; this included gospel and country singing. In an effort to bring the community together, while at the same time having the re-union, fire department representatives thought having a community BBQ and Trade Day would be just the thing to pull the community together and provide something interesting for everyone. The Trade Day portion of the event will feature a variety of items from local vendors, artists, and residents. The Trade Day will begin at Everyone is invited to come and enjoy! 8:00 a.m. with the Homecoming beginning at 9:30 a.m. BBQ from Smoking House out of Cunningham and chicken plates will start being sold at 9:30 a.m. The BBQ plate and chicken plate includes potato salad, baked beans, homemade dessert, and a drink for $8.00. BBQ sandwich is $4.00. Festivities this Saturday include raffles for $50.00 Wal-Mart gift cards to be drawn on Saturday. Additional raffles include a Remington 870 Express Super Mag 12 gage pump action and a metal fire pit handmade by Randy Davis. Raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.00. The drawing and announcement of the winners of the Remington and the fire pit will be made the following Saturday, Sept. 8th at the Wickliffe Harvest Festival. Everyone is invited to come out and browse booths such as: Mary’s Custom Pillow Case Dresses, Megan’s Country Made Essentials and Homemade Soaps, Amazing Creations, Polka Dot Bliss, Emma K’s, Anna Case Avon, Sisters Sue & Jo plus Ben, 31 Purses, The Preacher’s Daughter’s Antiques and Collectables, A & N Small Engines, Diane Holt Florals, Story Photography, Frog Underwood, Dowdy Cornholes & Glass, Jambory Nails, MeMaw’s Hair bows & Jewelry, Potpourratzi & Accessories, Mrs. Arington’s baby quilts, Tupperware, 2 Sisters, and many, many yard sales. Booth spaces are still available, just call Erin Vance at (270) 559-9136 for more information. Blandville Rural Volunteer Fire Department is located at 5422 Bethlehem Church Rd. Wickliffe, KY 42087. Twenty one corvettes, and their owners, came out to take a trip along the National Scenic Byway of the Kentucky Great River Road Region. Starting at Fort Jefferson Cross at the Confluence in Wickliffe and making its way down to its final destination in Fulton County, participants got a chance to show off their beautiful corvettes all while taking in the regional beauty offered along the path that winds through the four Kentucky counties that border the Mississippi River. This year’s event added additional stops along the way in each of the four counties. After leaving Fort Jefferson Cross, participants made their way to the Kentucky Veterans and Patriots Museum to have peek at west Kentucky’s newest veterans’ mu- seum. From there, the group made its way to the Veterans’ Memorial at the Carlisle County Courthouse. After a brief photo-op and a few sprinkles falling from the sky, the line of corvettes made its way to ColumbusBelmont State Park to capture the breathtaking view of the Mississippi River. The late-summer foliage provided a perfect backdrop to showcase the vehicles that were in all actuality showcasing west Kentucky’s treasure—the Great River Road! The corvettes then made their way back to HWY 51 where they traveled to Clinton to enjoy the “Hot August Block Party.” The corvettes lined the court square, thereby showcasing the event. Hickman County/Judge Executive Greg Pruitt then made a Presentation of Proclamation of “Corvette Day”. continued on page A4 Great River Road Corvette Ride making a stop at the Fort Jefferson Cross in Wickliffe. Photo by Kelly Paul Fiscal Court approves Recycling Center “Free Day” by Jason Paul KPI Staff Writer WICKLIFFE - The Ballard County Fiscal Court held its monthly meeting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 21, 2012. All the magistrates were present. Jailor Mike Horn and Ballard County Sherriff Todd Cooper were not present. First on the agenda was the 2013 tax rate. Last years tax rate was 18.5, and it generated $663,667. The suggested rate for 2013 is 18.4 and will generate $700,397. This rate, even though it is lower than last year’s rate, is going to generate more money because of the increase in real estate value assessments. New houses are also a contributing factor. The magistrates approved lowering the tax rate by 0.01 to 18.4. The Watercraft rate will stay the same rate as 2012 which is 21.0. Next on the agenda, Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg gave her report. The narrow banding of the radios has been completed. Road Supervisor Ronnie Fondaw stated that he was able to swap 5 out of 14 radios for narrow banding. Fondaw needs a new base as well as 9 radios since they are too old for the narrow band conversion. Bugg then informed Fiscal Court that when the representative from Jackson Purchase went to narrow band the repeater at Ballard County Detention Center (BCDC) “it blew the repeater, his computer and fried the wires.” Bugg went on to state, “There was no fire.” Bugg informed Fiscal Court that the wiring was wrong. It was wired for a 220 volt 50 CENTS • THE ADVANCE YEOMAN • PUBLISHED WEEKLY •  50 CENTS amp without a neutral. After the incident, it was found that there were actually two 110 volt amps in place. Bugg reminded the Fiscal Court that the National Incident Management Services (NIMS) training needs to be completed by September 7, 2012. Per Kentucky, the 100 and 700 level classes need to be completed. NIMS website was developed so responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together better to respond to natural disasters and emergencies, including acts of terrorism. Bugg let the magistrates know that they could complete the training online. Bugg suggested that the magistrates and county officials get together to have a group training online at the EOC. Next Bugg discussed the generator for the Ballard Center. Per Bugg, Jason Enlow requested an extension on the August 12, 2012 deadline because of a delay in receiving the generator. Bugg called Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and KYEM authorized Ballard County to purchase a used generator. The generator is an Evapar 80 kilowatt with 42 hours used on it. This generator was purchased for $20,775. This is a savings of $3,900. The funds used to purchase the generator are 100% reimbursable. Rick’s Electric needed to increase their bid by $700 because they are going to have to rent a big crane to offload the generator. Bugg let it be known that three more people on the search and rescue team went to Marshall County recently to be certified. continued on page A2

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