PAINT LICK —
Good evening from Paint Lick on this very cold and windy day of Monday, Jan. 27.
My, hasn’t this winter been the coldest you experienced in some time?
I haven’t been around too very long, but in all my 50 something years, this is a first. And we’re expecting more even colder weather later in the week! As Mrs. Thelma put it, “We’ll get through it.” Makes a lot of sense to me.
This week has not seen too much action in the Paint Lick area because of the four inches of snow on the ground and the extremely cold temps that lead our very few businesses to close early or not open at all. This week, we plan to do better and get back in the groove. By the time you read this, things will be almost OK.
Many, many thanks to Margaret Burkett and our J. Cox for their help in getting our county paper to us, even during that big snow when all the roads were covered in ice. Then, there is K. Pearson who delivers yet another paper to my box. How he braves it, I don't know. It takes dedication; that’s for sure. Thank you all. When I needed to read something worthwhile, it’s a joy to pick up my newspaper and just sit and read it through. Coffee also helps when I’m stuck inside.
I had a great day last Friday when My friend and niece, Sarah Poff, had a wonderful birthday lunch in Richmond. She is always a joy. And yes, Sarah, I have tried and thoroughly enjoyed my big overstuffed chair. I mean, it’s great!
Congratulations to Kourtney Chrisman, an EKU graduate who is now living her dream as an intern for state Rep. Rita Smart, D-Richmond ,at the state Capitol in Frankfort.
Kourtney is the daughter of Kaye Chrisman with Central Kentucky Processing in Lexington where they’ve put up with my husband for some 20 years. Kourtney lives in Berea, when she is not on duty with the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort.
Again, congrats, Kourtney.
The Paint Lick community and surrounding county was saddened by the passing of Mr. Dan Ledford on Jan. 24. Dan was known to many young people as “the bus driver who drove the longest of any other in the county. He was just one more community member who helped to make our town what it is today. I know he will be missed by friends and family.
Stay warm and dry this week, and keep your hands washed often. It helps!
PAINT LICK —
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It’s egg party time
I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.
Where’s the beef?
Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.
Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
We old folks have unique experiences
A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.
Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today
Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.
Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent
Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea
The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.
Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic
The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.
State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open
Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.
This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.
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