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Y oman e SERVING THE TRI-STATE SERVING THE TRI-STATE AREA SINCE 1880 AREA SINCE 1880 HE D TA N C E D V A N C E V HE A T H E A DVANCE DVANCE Wildcats T HE HE win eighth National Championship The Wildcats (38-2) led by as many as 18 points in the first half and were still up 15 with 5:13 to play. See page B5 Wednesday H April 4, 2012 In God we trust Vol. 124 HHH #14 U12 Kentucky Veterans and Patriots The West KY United 2nd Girls Soccer Team finish place Museum now open in Wickliffe by Kelly Paul Editor, Advance Yeoman WICKLIFFE- Saturday marked a memorable day in Ballard County as a long-time vision of Sandy Hart finally came to fruition culminating with some 300 plus attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Capt. James Piggot Kentucky Veterans and Patriots Museum in Wickliffe. Several attendees gathered around the former Wickliffe Church of Christ building on KY 286 to celebrate history in the making as veterans from WWII through current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan held the ribbon that was then cut by KY Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham. This was done following a heartfelt moment of silence led by Justice Cun- Sandy Hart celebrates opening left to right are Stewart Schroer of Hickory, Bill Polley of Kevil, , Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, Ed Harrell of Clarksville, Tenn., Dan Price, Ballard County Native now residing in Clarksville, and Dale Hankins of Paducah. Allen Everett, Cub Scout Pack 20 of Lone Oak hands the scissors to Justice Cunningham. Photo by Kelly Paul ningham honoring those who could not stand and walk along with those who had no arms to salute the flag. The ones to honor in particular were those who never made it home to their loved ones. Cunningham, himself a Veteran, was one of the last of the soldiers to leave Vietnam. Along with the ribbon cutting cer- emony were other activities that paid homage to veterans. The Mayfield Boy Scouts led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and Ballard County Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg sang the Star Spangled Banner. continued on page A4 City of La Center to loose water pressure while doing tie in The West KY United U12 Girls Soccer Team finished in 2nd place at the SRFC Spring Shootout in Smyrna, TN. This team is comprised of girls from Ballard, Graves, Marshall, and McCracken Counties. Front Row, L-R: Meghan Walker, Erin Pidcock, Makaela Hargrove, Pamela Ross, Cass Thomas, Callie Smith, Macy Dublin, Sydnie Fralicx, Elizabeth Castleberry. Back Row, L-R: Coach Gerardo Herrera, Dallas Crider, Elizabeth Noonan, Summer Williams, Emma Kate Irions, Megan Dobrose. Not pictured: Paiton Williams, Julianna Sims. Superintendent contract negotiations standard proceedure In light of last week’s inquiry by several community members as to the amounts outlined in Superintended Casey Allen’s compensation package, Chairman of the Ballard County Board of Education Kim Terrell responded by saying, “We acted with due diligence in doing our research”. She said the community had expressed to more than one board member that they wanted the superintendent to live in the county. That is what the constituents wanted. Terrell said, “The community wanted the superintendent to be in the county, so he could be able to respond to district needs in a timely manner.” In regards to the number $35,000 for relocation monies, Kim Terrell said it was part of contract negations. Salaries, benefits, and fringe benefits are negotiated. She said the negotiation process is a standard process. It is standard in that contracts are negotiated across the state. The board members negotiate with the superintendent. Kim Terrell said she did not understand why no one called her with concerns. She said all of the components of the superintendent’s contract were given in open session following the closed executive session. It was then voted on and approved. Terrell also said that the staffing contracts that will not be renewed for next year have nothing to do with the superintendent’s contract negotiations. Staffing is based on state funding, and state funding has decreased. The state gives a certain amount per student ($134), so if class sizes decrease, so will the funding. Volunteers are needed for River Sweep 2012 Left to Right Jody Brown, Mary Ausin, Kit Atkinson photo by Larrah Workman By Kelly Paul Advance Yeoman Editor The City of LaCenter took bids for moving the water main in front of the highschool. The project was paid for by State Hwy Department. Kit Atkinson, president of RKA Construction, had the lowest bid. The engineer of the project was Mary Austin from Austin Engineering. Jody Brown Public Works Director for City of LaCenter was the project manager on a day to day basis to make sure the transition went smooth. Mr Atkinson was contracted by Make more money. Earl Davis, FICF Area Manager 270-554-5950 the City of LaCenter to move existing water main and to relocate the water and fire hydrant. The current fire hydrant is in front of the Elementary school. They plan to move the fire hydrant acrosss the road from the Vocational School for widening of the new turn lane at the school. On Thursday, April 5th at 10:00 p.m. city water residents will loose water pressure while the crew does the tie in to the new line. Jody Brown said, “There should be no boil water to customers at this time. It may take up to four hours to get the tie in done. Life Care of LaCenter, the School, and the Fire Department has been notified of the changing of the old line into the new water line.” The Fire Department has Barlow and Kevil on stand by in case they have a Fire while the water pressure is low. Volunteers are needed for River Sweep 2012 scheduled for Saturday, June 16, along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states. “The Ohio River Sweep is very important because for a few hours on one day volunteers can help make a difference in the appearance of this great natural resource,” said Jeanne Ison, Project Director. Persons wanting to volunteer for this event can call 1-800-359-3977 Read The News Online: for site locations and county coordinators in their area or visit the website at and click on River Sweep. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. The River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). Other sponsoring agencies are the West Virginia Make It Shine Program, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Illinois EPA, and Kentucky River Authority. ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries. Larry Kelly is the local coordinator for the River Sweep and can be reached at 335-8000. Introducing our new inch reducing machine! Why workout when you can TORQ out 270-575-1000 • Shane Hoying, DC Located just a ho p skip & ju , m from Ba p llard County! 50 CENTS • THE ADVANCE YEOMAN • PUBLISHED WEEKLY •  50 CENTS

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