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Wednesday H April 4, 2012
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Vol. 124 HHH #14
Kentucky Veterans and Patriots The West KY United 2nd Girls
Soccer Team finish
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.
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
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
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
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
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for site locations and county coordinators in their area or visit the website at www.orsanco.org 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.
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