PAINT LICK —
Good morning to my readers.
It is an absolutely gorgeous Tuesday, this Feb. 12, with sunshine so bright you have to shade with your hand.
Happy anniversary to Doug, my husband of 41 years.
That seems like a lifetime to some ... but after knowing what we’ve been through together, I also know it has passed really fast.
This past Thursday and Friday, The Images of Paint Lick was conducted at Paint Lick Community Arts Center.
This small town came alive with the help and hard work of Mrs. Jane West and Ms. Rickie Collett who put together a knowledgeable exhibit of Paint Lick history.
So many have told me what a fabulous job with such an interesting display where Jane and Rickie proudly told of all the stories and memories shared by the many people who gave of their “imagery” to make this event possible.
Many thanks to all those people who came to share and a “special thanks” to Mr. William Ball, grandson of Bill and Jane West, and also to Rickie Collette for their showing of Paint Lick and the “how to’s” of Flintknapping.
A wonderful lady, too, is Emily Bray. We all owe her a tremendous debt for her dedication in helping with everything she does for the arts center. Thank you, Emily.
And last, but not least, a huge thank you to Hal and Yvonne Davis for their inspiration and hard work in letting the whole of Paint Lick share their lives at the community arts center. We are so proud to have them in our lives.
This Thursday is Valentine’s Day. Every couple and anyone interested in being a part of our community arts center is welcome to share in a very special event being held on Valentine’s evening from 5:30 to 8:30 at the center.
Yvonne and Hal and their helpers will shower us with Valentines ... past and present; treasures from the past; wedding gowns, vintage Valentine cards, old love letters, pictures and more.
To top it off ... a strolling violinist will be on hand for our enjoyment. Yvonne will be on the piano and refreshments are available.
Something extra special ... everyone is invited to have their picture taken in their “surprise garden” ... couples will be the thing.
G&L Grocery is helping to get your local newspaper early. Call them at 925-9000.
Three-Fold-Meats is having a big load of fresh beef, not frozen, in their store this Friday.
Paint Lick’s meat store is not leaving us all too soon, as was planned. I am pleased. I tried the stew beef in a pot of homemade stew and it was delicious with a few potatoes, a jar of my canned carrots, three beef cubes and of course, a small onion.
I only wish we could keep them in the area as that is where I have done all my meat shopping since their arrival.
Call them at 925-2172 and thank Michelle or Faith Ann and Doug Floyd for all they have done here in Paint Lick.
Happy birthday to my big brother Johnny Alexander of Menelaus Road in Berea on Feb. 13. I love you.
Also, to my nephew Freddie Embree and his grandson Trenton Embree; and to grandniece, Adrian Anglin, a happy birthday to the three of you on Feb. 21.
May God bless and I hope to see you all at the Paint Lick Community Arts Center on Valentine’s evening.
Paint Lick News
PAINT LICK —
Good morning to my readers.
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Freedom Rally June 1 in front of the courthouse
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Bookmobile coming to Union City this summer
Union City Day was Saturday. The threat of rain discouraged some yard sale participation but overall it was a good day. Fundraising activities by the club raised more than expenses, so that is good news.
My heart is crying for Oklahoma
Hello readers, what a wonderfully blessed day we are having here in Paint Lick, Ky.
Not much is happening this Tuesday morning other than most are now aware with the storms headed our way. The weather people say it should smooth out some before it gets to our area, but it’s always smart to be prepared.
Clothing Closet open this Saturday
Hello everyone. This weekend will be a little less busy with events at the churches and the community center, however we still have the Clothing Closet open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. They want to see people in need stop by. That is their goal to help others.
Susie will not be having their fish fry till May 31. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. So mark your calendar for next Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy your family this weekend.
The Madison County Veterans invite the veterans and citizens of Madison County to join us in paying respects to our service men and women (past and present) starting at 10 a.m. Monday at the back gate of the Richmond Cemetery, followed by Madison Memorial Gardens at noon. Guest speaker at this year's memorial event will be U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.
Flags will be placed for our service men/women starting Saturday at 8 a.m. at Madison Memorial Gardens and starting at the back gate of Richmond Cemetery. All volunteers are welcome. A special thank you to Memorial Gardens for the gracious donation of flags to be placed at Richmond Cemetery.
Gone in the blink of an eye
One more day of school — yippee!! It sure has felt like summer the past few days, hasn't it? I hope our showers/ storms predicted for today aren’t in the severe category. The folks in Oklahoma have had a tough time of it lately (our prayers are certainly with them).
Can you believe this is Memorial Day weekend? Where did the month of May go -- it was here and gone in the blink of an eye it seems.
Representatives of the Flatwoods Cemetery Association Inc. will be set up at the entrance to the cemetery with ballots for upcoming Board of Directors. Just stop by, mark your ballot and drop same in the ballot box and we'll let you know the names of the 2013-2014 Board members.
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“Based on the response that I’ve gotten from our community and surrounding communities, I’m expecting a big event,” said Rhonda Middleton, BBBS of the Bluegrass regional program manager.
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