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II I 'l I' .- _ ,, H/' il; www.octimesnews.6om Since 1965 HARTFORD AND BEAVER DAM, KENTUCKY' Lady Eagles softball team defeats Apollo Also: Football returns briefly for spring practice See B1-2,8 -- NUMBER 17 APRIL 22, 2004 3 SECTIONS --- 32 PAGES -- 50 "*v~~ Du~tta #tatcl~t~qTtn~#,Nuw# p~to I llr, Nell Rof ow hie to hie I mall In Cut Above le fundlr i the i lp mall end to for new Dam. OWner of with will in- SPace for Will raze which ' ai er the broken we've bee l waiting on the ground Renfrow said LII' $tevle's to dry, Renfrow said. "The Pizza in Beaver Dam and a rain and snow backed us up a little bit. When we're done, we'll tear down this place and it will become our parking lot." The land, located next to McDonald's, is being pre- pared for a 7,000 square foot strip mall and it will be called North Side Plaza. Renfrow, a barber for 24 years, has been at his current spot for 11 years. According to Renfrow, he decided to build the new strip mall as an investment for him and his family. "I'm always thinking about business," Renfrow said. "I was looking at the future and is like my re- tirement plan." With the new strip mall, Renfrow will expand his two- chair barber shop to three chairs. and pasta buffets and it will seat approximately 85 ple. beauty salon have committed ' "Counting party room, to wo of the wecould seat up to epaces. A fourth business is still in negotiations. Stephen Edge, owner of Lil' Stevie's Pizza, is going to open a dine-in, delivery and carry-out res- taurant. Edge said his current pizza res- taurant is too small and wants to move to a location that has a higher volume of traffic looking for food. "I scoped it out real good before I made the deal," Edge said. "It offers a lot more parking and it's right in the heart of other businesses." Edge said his new restau- rant will offer pizza, salad Stephen Edge I00 people," Edge said. When Edge's restaurant opens, he will close down his current place just south of down- town Beaver Dam. Edge, 20, said he will also hire 15 to 20 new employees to help run his larger restaurant. "It has been a dream of mine to find a place where I can stay and make it work," said Edge who ran his first pizza business at age 16. A ribbon cutting is ex- pected at the end of August, with all four of the businesses opening together, Renfrow said. I BY DAVE MCBRIDE Times-News A Fordsville man con- victed in the murder-for- hire death of an Owensboro man in 1991 is scheduled for a parole hearing in May. Irvin Edge currently is lodged in the Green River Detention Center in Muhlenberg County, having served 13 years of a life sen- tence. Edge was part of a three- person scheme that re- sulted in the shooting death of Charles Westerfield at Westerfield's home in March, 1991. According to testimony McManaway said Edge approached him in Decem- ber, 1990 at Southwire Rod and Cable Company in Hawesville and asked him if he knew of anybody who would be willing to kill an- other person. Westerfield's name was not mentioned at the time. McManaway, Edge and Westerfield all worked at the Hancock County plant. McManaway said Edge came to him for help in the plot because he (McManaway) had been overheard bragging that he had organized criminal con- tacts in Chicago. However, McManaway testified later that what he brousht out in Daviem Cir- atdt Court, lge hirQd l nt told Edge about the crimt- MQManaway, tho middle nal 0ontat waA nothing man in the murder plot, to but bragging and that ho find a perlon willing to "kill really didn't have thoae con. another perlon." That tutti. third perlmn ended up being Randall Murphy of Louis- ville who acted as and was convicted of being the trig- ger man. Edge again approached McManaway about the plan and this time McManaway See PAROLE, page 5A O BY DAVE MCBRIDE Times-News Because of the First and Second Congressional Dis- trict races, there will be two ballot faces in Ohio County's May 18 pri- mary elec- tion. While both ballots are short of candi- dates com- pared to those years when lo- cal races are in- volved, the Democratic face contains the most to choose from. The Democratic ballot also will be a little confusing since most of the eight presi- dential candidates are no longer in the race. "It doesn't make any dif- ference," Ohio County Clerk Les Johnson said. "Those names will be on every bal- lot if the state and people will have the opportunity to vote for the ones they like. Actu- ally a lot of those votes won't be worth a hill of beans and will be wasted." The list in- cludes front- runner John Kerry, John Edwards, Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich, Wesley Clark, AI Sharpton and "uncommit- ted." In the other Democratic races, voters will get to choose between Daniel See BALLOTS, page 5A the the will of who said the ~reater ' he a one- has the 40 developmental assets of children. Last year, a parade was added and it will again open the event. The theme of this year's parade is "Kids Around the World." It will start at the Most Culturally Creative will be given. According to Pieper, the event's largest crowd was es- timated at 4,000 two years ago but it still averages be- twoen 3,000 to 3,500 people. "It has almost become too and Native American cul- tures. "We're going to give the children passports for their tour and at each (cultural) station they'll get a stamp," Pieper said. Vhen they get all their stamps, they'll get a e easln f Ohio County Technology big for the high school," prize." Center parking lot at 9 a.m. Pieper said. "We could use a The event will also feature and proceed, to the OCHS convention center." a landing from an ultra light Ronnie McDowell featured football stadium. (" b fC The pa- rade will only in- c 1 u d eC)h ,14 walking units and children have to be accompanied by adults. A first place prize of $75 and a second place prize of $25 will be given to the walking units. A Family Award, an Asset Award and an award for The "Children, a World of Hope," theme cen- ters around the asset of cultural competence. Pieper said this year's event is promoting cultural diversity and various rooms in the high school will be decorated to represent the French, Spanish, Korean, JRm aican, African American plane, Asset Alley, a perfor- mance from the Madcap Pro- ductions Puppet Theater and juggler David Henley. The Fort Hartford Muzzle Loaders will have a demon- stration set up outside the school and Little Buster the School Bus will be on hand. And there will be displays from local and busi- nesse8. See DIVERSrYY, page 8A on six of album's songs BY DON WILKINS Times-News Editor editor@octimesnews.com For the second year in a row, local country gospel group Sacred Heart will be hosting a free "listening" party for the release of its new live CD at the Ohio County Community Center's auditorium this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Donnie Dortch, lead singer and spokesman for the group, said this is the band's first attempt at a live album. I'm not just saying this but it is one of the finest live albums I've heard," Dortch said. rhey're difficult to do." See CD, page 8A County View Large quantity, of marijuana seized in raid pg. C1 Update on upcoming Relay for Life pg. C1 Classifieds... A9-15 Sports...B1-2 8 Deaths/Records... A2-3 Society...B3-7 Church News...C6-8 Opinion...A4 Those Were the Days...C3 Movies...136 For News Tips: 270-298-7100 or Emall: edltor@octlmesnews.com