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Bath County News-Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper Nov. 17, 2010 12 I By Charles Mattox News Editor chades~islernercury.com One of cable TV's hot- test new series has lots of zombies and strong re- gional ties. Two Harrison County creative geniuses collabo- rated in 2003 to begin a comic book series, which has become AMC's new sky- rocketing series 'The Walk- ing Dead," a post apocalyp- tic thriller with complex plot twists and compelling characters. The six-week series, which was recently con- tracted for a second 13-epi- sode run after phenomenal ratings is a riveting story about survivors seeking safety from a zombie inva- sion. The story is based on the comic created in 2003 by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, best friends from Cynthiana's Harrison County High School. The main character, from the increasingly popular comic book of the same name as the series, is Harrison County Sheriff/Cynthiana Police Officer Rick Grimes, who draws viewers into an unbelievable, yet thought- provoking, epic story where the undead roam the nation while a handful of survivors, including Grimes, struggle to survive against the zom- ,b es and themselves. Although Hollywood pro- ducers Frank Darabont, known for his creative work with 'Whe Shawshank Re- demption" and "I e Green Mile" joined Kirkman and Gale Ann Hurd of "Aliens" fame to put a slicker polish on the story, with much of it taking place near-present- day Atlanta, the opening episode featured a hospital where Grimes is recovering from a coma-inducing guns shot wound. He awakens and stumbles out of the hos- pital, much like Harrison County Memorial Hospital, and the odyssey to reunite with his missing wife and child begins. Kirkman, and illustrator Moore, self-published their first comic, "Battle Pope," before working together on The Walking Dead Comic Book series. The show is captivating a large array of viewers near and far. Questions arise as to who the main character is based upon. Kirkman isn't saying at this point. Some followers of the comic book series believe that Officer Grimes may in fact be loosely based upon real life veteran Cynthiana Police Officer Walter Tapp, as in one of the early comic books a police cruiser with the number 13 can be seen. Tapp's cruiser is number 13 for the Cynthiana fleet, according to Cynthiana law enforcement sources. "I can see similarities between the character and officer Tapp," the source said. Others say Grimes is a deputy sheriff or sheriff of Harrison County. "I've seen the fa:st two episodes and I've enjoyed what I've seen," said Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton (The real Harrison County Sheriff, which may or may not be one of the inspirations for Kirkman's character, Of- ricer Rick Grimes). 'Tin ready to find out more about the story." So are millions of view- era. The Walking Dead is provocative story telling at its best, created by na- tives of Harrison County and Cynthiana. FRANKFORT, Ky. - November is here and that means the Kentucky State Park restaurants are preparing for one of the busiest days of the year - Thanksgiving Day. All 17 resort park res- taurants will be serving the annual Thanksgiving Day buffet on Nov. 25, 2010, a tradition for the parks and many families across Kentucky. "The Kentucky State Parks look forward to be- ing part of the Thanks- giving tradition for many families," said Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer. "Our resort parks are proud to pro- vide this special holiday meal for our guests." The buffet will in- clude soups, cheeses and salads for starters. Entrees include turkey and dressing, baked ham, carved roast beef and fried chicken. Veg- etables include old fash- ioned candied yams, country-style green beans and mashed pots- toes with giblet gravy. There will be a variety of desserts including pecan pie and pumpkin pie. The cost for the buf- fet will be $17.95 plus tax (drink included) for adults; $6.95 for chil- dren ages 6-12 and chil- dren 5 and under are free. The buffet will oper- ate from noon to 8 p.m. For more information about state parks and other park events, visit www.parks.ky.gov (FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statis- tics* indicate that eight people died in eight sep- arate crashes on Ken- tucky's roadways from Monday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. Six of the fatalities were traveling in motor vehicles. Four were not wearing seat belts. One of the fatalities was rid- ing a motorcycle and wearing a helmet. One was a pedestrian. One of the fatalities was the result a crash involving alcohol. Two single-fatal- ity crashes occurred in Jefferson County. Single-fatality crashes also occurred in Boyd, Campbell, Cumberland, Floyd, Henderson and Menifee counties. Through Nov. 14, pre- liminary statistics* in- dicate that 656 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2010. This is 29 fewer than reported for this time period in 2009. Of the 507 motor vehicle fatalities, 269 victims were not wear- ing seat belts. Of the 77 motorcycle fatalities, 44 were not wearing hel- mets. Thirteen of the 15 ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. The two scooter fatali- ties were not wearing helmets. Five bicyclists and 50 pedestrians have been killed. A total of 132 fatalities have re- sulted from crashes in- volving the suspected use of alcohol. Citizens can contrib- ute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a de- scription of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license num- ber if possible. Hospice care helps patients and families focus on living. This is the message that St. Claire Regional Hos- pice and Palliative Care is sharing with the communities dur- ing National Hospice/ Palliative Care Month. "November is a valu- able tim e to raise awareness throughout the communities we serve about care at the end of life," said Robin Franklin, Director of SCR Hospice and Pal- liative Care. "But the time a family might need us doesn't folloW a calendar or occur only during this sea- son, so our message must make an impres- sion that stays with NO Hunting permitted on my property. Violators will be prosecuted. Betty Butcher Bailey Thanks to everyone who participated and was instrumental in any way of supporting all of our veterans programs which were very successful. Many soldiers gave their all as Christ gave His all. His memorial is the greatest memorial of all. people all year long." Every November hos- pices across the coun- try reach out to raise awareness of the com- passionate care that hospice and palliative care provides patients and families coping with serious and life- limiting illness. The Seasons of Car- ing theme reminds people that life's final seasons "caff:be ome of the most fulfilling, es- pecially when patients and families look to hospice care for help. SCR Hospice and Pal- liative Care provides expert medical care to keep patients comfort- able and able to enjoy time with loved ones. The hospice team an- k Jta, Ophthalmology Board Certified Winchester swers questions, offers tual support for the advice on what to ex- entire family. pect, and helps fatal-For more informa- lies with the duties of tion about SCR" Hos- being a caregiver. Thepice and Palliative team also provides Care contact (606) emotional and spiri- 783-6812. 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