July 21, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News

Media Contact Event Contact
Colleen Butz Mandy Paul
MDA Regional Public Affairs Coordinator MDA Louisville District Director
(513) 231-4477 (502) 456-1440


LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 21, 2006 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has issued arrest warrants for many Bardstown citizens. As members of the area’s “Most Wanted”, these jailbirds are going to be “Locked Up” to benefit the MDA. They have all been charged with having a big heart and are heavily armed with kindness! Their sentence is to serve time at MDA’s maximum appreciation jail site on July 27 at Old Talbott Tavern, 107 West Stephen Foster in Bardstown.
This year’s jailbirds’ are each encouraged to raise $800 in bail to be released for good behavior. This bail amount will send ONE CHILD to next year’s MDA’s Summer Camp for youngsters who have neuromuscular diseases and pay for one clinic visit. MDA’s kids look forward to Summer Camp year after year. They focus on swimming, singing campfire songs and just having a great time! MDA is providing jailbirds the opportunity to create their own web page to help them raise their bail. By contacting Mandy Paul at, jailbirds can learn how to customize their page with a photo and e-mail the link to friends, family and co-workers who will be able to make a secure donation on-line.

This year, jailbirds will be picked up by Bardstown City Police and Nelson County Sheriffs and will be taken to MDA’s Lock-Up facility, Old Talbott Tavern, to serve their time. The Lock-Up will include MDA’s version of gourmet bread and water, provided by Old Talbott Tavern. Upon arrival, bail raisers will be “booked” and processed by MDA patients. Incentives include key chains, t-shirts, plaques and copies of Mattie Stepanek’s Heartsongs.
Proceeds from the Lock Up will not only benefit MDA’s Summer Camp, but also assist more than 350 families in the Greater Louisville Area. MDA provides assistance in the purchase of wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices for patients and offers three support groups. MDA’s Summer Camp is an exciting week at Camp Crescendo in Lebanon Junction, Ky. for children ages 6-21 living with any one of 43 neuromuscular diseases. MDA also funds two clinic days at Baptist Hospital East each month.
MDA ( is a non-profit organization not funded by United Way or the Federal Government and is the number one provider of neuromuscular research. This voluntary health agency works to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The largest fundraiser for MDA is the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, which will be featured locally on NBC-WAVE Channel 3 beginning at 11 p.m. September 3 and continuing through 7 p.m. on September 4.
For more information about Bardstown Lock-Up, please contact Mandy Paul at 502.456.1440 or
- ### -