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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Beef Cattle Association field day is Thursday
Make plans to attend the Madison County Beef Cattle Association field day on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the farm of Dr. Eugene Bowling, 1437 Barnes Mill Road in Richmond. Signs will be posted.
This meeting qualifies as a CAIP educational component.
Eat local and eat with the seasons
This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, and what could be more important to our survival than clean air, clean water and clean food?
Proper care enables planting of Easter lilies
Did you receive or purchase an Easter lily? If so, be sure to treat it right and you will be able to plant it outside this spring.
4-H Camping Season Nears
Hopefully, we have seen the last of the snow for the year, so now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.
These things cause me concern for the future
I was just thinking the other day about things that are happening in this country that do not bode well for the future.
Cruisin’ with the Oldies
With the sound of classic songs wafting through the air Saturday, hundreds of people took advantage of the summer-like temperatures and turned out for the Kirksville Community Center car show.
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.
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