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Friday, October 26, 2012 Special Issue

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Nelson and Blair running over opponents SPORTS 1D friday We're touching lives. NORTH'S 1-2 PUNCH The www.baptistregional.com 606-528-1212 Member of Baptist Healthcare Systems, Inc. UPDATE Crooked Creek remains closed Public course does not reopen Tuesday as planned BY NITA JOHNSON Staff writer that it would reopen early this week, a popular golf course re- mains closed. Crooked Creek Golf Course was Although previously announced reportedly set to reopen on Tues- day, fi ve days after its owner, Mike Nami, told manager Ron Roberts to close the facility. However, some members were notifi ed on Sunday the golf course would not reopen as planned on Tuesday. Course Manager Ron Roberts NATIONAL GUAR MEDE UNITI S PRACTICE MOCK SCEN RIOS AT ONDON AT LONDON TICE MOCK SEESEE PAGE 3A confi rmed on Wednesday after- noon the facility would remain closed. He added he had been told not to make any statements con- cerning Crooked Creek to the me- dia and would not give any specif- ics regarding the recently-made SEE CLOSED, PAGE 3A GE 3A NATIONAL GUARDD MEDEVAC UN T PR SCENARIOA CENTERCENTER. SENTINEL ECHO eady for SENTINEL ECHO Ready for OCTOBER 26, 2012 OCTOBER 26, 2012 75 CENTS 75 CENTS Takeoff PHOTO BY MAGEN McCRAREY Before medevac units took fl ight at the Nation Guard Joint-Readiness airstrip in London, all exterior and interior parts of the UH60 Black Hawk helicopter were checked for safety. INSIDE www.sentinel-echo.com LONDON, KENTUCKY www.sentinel-echo.com LONDON, KENTUCKY LPD: Practice Halloween safety PAGE 14A Gilliam not clear yet Prosecution examining judge's order BY NITA JOHNSON Staff writer woman accused of killing her at- torney husband last year are not quite exhausted yet, according to prosecuting attorneys. Lisa Gilliam walked away from the Laurel Circuit courtroom last week after Special Judge Robert McGinnis ordered a directed ver- dict of acquittal against her. Gil- liam was charged with the Jan. 7, 2011, shooting death of her late husband, Larry Gilliam. After a three-day trial in mid- The tribulations for a London September, jury members could not agree on a verdict and the case ended with a hung jury that would require another trial. However, Gilliam's Attorneys Scott Foster and Robert Norfl eet of Somerset, fi led a motion for a directed verdict just two days lat- er. A directed verdict occurs when the judge, rather than the jury, makes the fi nal decision in a case. A directed verdict usually comes when a jury fails to reach a unani- mous decision. SEE GILLIAM, PAGE 3A Wildcat Harley-Davidson honored Community contributions lead to award BY NITA JOHNSON Staff writer PHOTO BY LOUISE PARSONS Wildcat Harley-Davidson received the 2012 Startup Business award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. From left to right are Ian Mooers, Shane Richmond, and Larry Combs. rides, fi reworks and other community-related events are some of the factors that earned a London business the 2012 Startup Business award for Excellence in Entrepre- neurship Award. Fundraising, charity bike The initial announcement came on Sept. 10 at Somer- set's Center for Rural Devel- opment with the presentation of a framed picture of the cer- emonial award presented at the Wildcat Harley-Davidson dealership in London. As the roar of Harleys echoed through the building Wednesday afternoon, the proof was in the pudding as community leaders gathered to celebrate the success of the business that has become a destination for motorcyclists across the region. Deanna Herrmann, execu- tive director of the London- Laurel County Chamber of Commerce, praised the deal- ership, its management and employees for their contribu- tions to the community. "This (dealership) draws in a lot of people to our area," she said. "While they are here, they get a taste of Lon- don and the other businesses here. This business is very re- sponsible and are very giving to the community. They have been a huge asset to London and Laurel County." SEE HONORED, PAGE 3A Rotary raises funds for Cambodia The review A look at what you'll fi nd in today's Sentinel-Echo • Visit us online anytime at www.sentinel-echo.com State Local organization looks to provide clean water and wells for villages in Cambodia. PAGE 8A Community Calendar Find out what's happening this month in Laurel County. PAGE 2B School Republicans have a tough road to take over House. PAGE 10A Teachable moment: Hunter Hills hosts mock presidential election. PAGE 11A INSIDE Arrests 7A • Church Directory 4-5B • Nascar 8D • Classifi eds 9D • Comics 12D customer appreciation sale Kemper Home Furnishings see our ad on page A-2! Religion Local churches host Halloween alternative events. PAGE 3B

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