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4 March 10, 2011 THE HART COUNTY NEWS-HERALD I .1 "Our goal is to create an interactive environment that facilitates debate and encourages our readers to express their opinions on issues concerning them." -Jerry Matera, Editor -Jeffrey S. Jobe, Publisher The price EDITOR'S COMMENTS Jerry Matera, Editor Hart Courtly Hews-Herald The Mammoth Cave Railroad Trail On a recent Saturday; daughter Elizabeth and I participated in one of our favorite ac- tivities. We hiked a trail in Mammoth Cave National Park. The trail we chose was a relatively new one, the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail. We had hiked this trail before, but that was before it was completed and there were no interpretive signs on it. This trail follows the remaining berm of what was Mammoth Cave Rail- road. The railroad operated in the:1800's and early 1900's and carded passengers, the mail, and goods, groceries and farming supplies from Park City, which was then called Glasgow Junction, to Mammoth Cave. One of the five remaining engines and its car are on display at the park. The trail is 9 miles long and .we hiked about half of it, from the Mammoth Cave Hotel to Sloan's Pond. There was a lot of running water in the woods along the path from recent rains, and at one point we wan- dered a short distance off the path to see a small waterfall. There were three interpretive signs along the way. The first one gave the history of the various Mammoth Cave Hotels that once existed in the park. The second told about the story of the Demumbrum Store. The third sign is perhaps the most inter- esting. It explains the route of the railroad over Doyle Valley by way of a trestle that linked the Doyle Ridge and Joppa Ridge. There is even an actual picture of the trestle on this sign, with the train on it and men sit- ting on its rails. The trestle was demolished in 1961 to make way for the road. Elizabeth and I finally arrived at Sloan's . Pond, one of our favorite places in the park. We usually take the path around the pond, but I was too tuckered from hiking the trail to do this. We did go to the overlook on the pond, but this day there was no water life to observe. Ann had the car waiting for us and it was nice to be able to sit. We are looking forward to hiking the last half of the trail. FAMOUS THOUGHT: "Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction" ADLAI E. STEVENSON Special to GMC SUV struck a pool of both were transported to The News-Herald water in the roadway caus- Hardin Memorial Hospital ing him to loose control by the Hart County EMS. On Saturday, March 5, of the vehicle. Thomton's Thornton's passenger was at 11:17 a.m., Kentucky vehicle exited the left side later transported to U of L State Police investigated of the roadwayand traveled Hospital for treatment of a motor vehicle injury acci- down a sharp, gravel em- her injuries. dent at the 74 mile marker, bankment before entering Heavy rain in the area of I 65 in Hart County, the median, was a contributing factor Kentucky. The operator of The vehicle overturnedin the accident. It is be- the vehicle Steve M. Them- as it entered the median and ing investigated by Trooper ton, 58, of Glasgow and his came to final rest, upright, Joel Huff, who was assist- passenger Carole F. Thorn- in the median. Thornton ed by the Bonnieville Fire ton,86, of Munfordville and his passenger wereDepartment, Hart County were traveling north on I wearing their seatbelts at EMS and Atterberry'sTow- 65 when Thornton's 2003 the time of the accident and ing. On Monday, March 7, cording to the driver, the conducted in Louisville on 2011 at 8:47 p.m, Kentucky pedestrian was walkingTuesday, March 8, 2011. State Police recei ,ed a call south in the middle of the The investigation is ongo- for service regarding an ac- roadway when he moved ing and is under the direc- cident involving a tractor into the path of the Heart- tion of Trooper Jeremy trailer and a pedestrian on land Express Tractor-Trail- Smith, and he is being as- 1-65. er. The pedestrian was pro- sisted by Kentucky State A Heartland Express nounced dead on the scene Police Troopers, Commer- tractor-trailer operated by by the Hart County Coroner cial Vehicle Enforcement, Russell Gearhart, 53, of Jeff Roten. He has been Hart County Coroner Of- Shippensburg, PA, was identified as Antonio Pratt, rice, Hart County EMS, and traveling south on I 65 at 32, of Louisville. the Horse Cave Volunteer the 56 mile marker. Ac- An autopsy is being Fire Department. on ml Horse Cave Police ar- dyville on a charge of rested Ashley Holley, 26, possession of metham- Finney Road, Glasgow on phetamine precursors 1st Wednesday, March 2 on degree. charges of possession of Horse Cave Officer methamphetamine precur- Sean Harvey made the ar- sors 1st degree,possession rests and he was assisted of marijuana, and posses- by Horse Cave Police sion of drug parapherna- Chief Alan Shirley and lia. Officer Be Hensley. In addition police ar- Both Holley and ElliS rested Randy Ellis, 53, were lodged in the Hart Bunnell Crossing, Har- County Jail. "When a community has had enough it is time to speak up" lobe Publishing, Inc. ALLJOBE NEWSPAPERS ONLINE COMING IN MARCH! Active Subscribers will be given complete access to on-line news at no charge. Subscribe today to be sure to now miss a single issue. Call the local office or email your desire to begin service to PHART COUNTY S NEWSPAPER Horse Cave, KY 42749 (USPS 236-200) PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY and SUNDAY Periodicals Postage Paid Horse Cove, KY 42749 TELEPHONE 786-1929 OR 766-2676- GERALD IIIH1HHL Editor lobe Publishing- JEFFREY t lOBE, Publisher POSTMASTER Send change of address to News-Herald, P.O. Box 340, Horse Cave, ICY 42749 Send Form #3579 to P.O. Box 340, Horse Cave, KY 42749 Jeff Jobe JPI community publisher Conservative Democrats are a silent bunch in Frank- fort. When I ran for State Sen- ate I was amazed at how every single candidate seemed to campaign on the same issues. You could not tell the Democrats from the Republicans. As someone who watches Frankfort voting results I was amazed at how they could say such things. According to the advertise- ments none of us were for abortion, excessive laws for gun control and if you were 'not watching closely you would think we all were against special interests, taxes and the big government that comes with them. When questioning the De- mocrats I was told, ,I am a conservative Democrat." This really sounds good and it,is something I used to say my- self until I began watching the votes. Here we are in the middle of yet another budget season and the so-called conserva- tive Democrats have disap- peared again. They fall right in line with the liberal Democ- rats who have controlled the House for decades by allow- ing them to keep good bills from even getting a vote. To them I say, do not take it personal when we rise against you and support can- didates from another party. The"Ultra-sound Bill" has not seen daylight in the House for the 4th year, it was killed in committee again. I know in my heart this bill is one that 90% of us could em- brace yet the Democrats con- tinue to stop it. This bill simply offers any woman who is considering an abortiOn the opportunity to see an ultra-sound 24 hours prior to surgery. Pretty much like all doctor visits for any condition. I visited with my friend and local Doctor Barrett Lessenberry to consider some work on my knee stem- ming from a childhood boat- ing accident and guess what, the first thing he did was allow me to see the X-ray of the knee. Ihad an appendix re- moved over a decade ago, I was given a nice photo to show where the work was 'needed as well. So why would anyone not think it would be routine for a doctor to offer a woman the same service for her surgery? I'm thinking most who read this will find it despicable it is not already offered. Studies have proven 80% of the woman who choose to see an ultra-sound then choose, YES CHOOSE on their own, not to abort the child. Is this not the word we have seen liberals embrace for 38 years,. Choice? I have come to expect the liberal Democrats to vote aggin I gnything having a hint of Christianity but for a self proclaimed conservative De- mocrat, I am at a loss for words. Where are you? When kept in the dark we can live by the words, "For- give them they know not what they do!" Yet if your a legisla- tor and to be against abortion and do nothing to promote the "Ultra-sound Bill," then you are an accomplice. Last week I detailed how Democrat legislators chose not to fix the unconscionable retirements they put into place for themselves and-this week I detail how they not only em- brace abortion but work against offering a routine medical courtesy for these women. The sad truth is, for those who vote for these silent con- servative Democrats in Frank- , fort, you too are now accomplices for the unfair special benefits and an esti- mated 80% of the abortions for women who would choose on their own to save their baby if they could simply see an ultra-sound. Oh where, oh where do the conservative Democrats go after being elected?