February 21, 2013
Hello Logan County from the great little historic town of Adairville, Kentucky. I usually write this column sitting here barefooted but not today. It is 36 degrees outside and even though I have the heat going full blast the hard wood floors are cold. (I now know why my parents and grand parents had carpets installed on the floors.
The big news in town is the big area Adairville Archery Tournament at the Adairville School. The event is this Friday and Saturday. It starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. More than 500 students from this part of Kentucky have signed up for the tournament making it the biggest such event in western Kentucky. I understand that the event has become so popular that the sponsors ran out of space and had to turn down many applicants. At any rate with 500 shooters, moms, dads and other family members with them we are going to have a town full of people. (431 Cafe get ready!)
Wayne Stratton, local businessman and big supporter of the event, asked that I mention the great support of the local businesses and others that chipped in to be sponsors and help the event financially. (There are 21 sponsors.) Without their support Adairville could not have the biggest archery tournament for kids in all of western Kentucky. Thank you Wayne, the coaches, the school officials, parents and especially the archery participants who have worked so hard to make this event so special.
Big News Drop the well known and very popular Keith Barbee from the list of Adairville’s most eligible bachelors. He has proposed to Tabitha Jones of McEwen, Tennessee. She accepted his proposal. The wedding is set for mid summer. Lester Barbee, his father, will be the best man. I expect this to be one of the biggest weddings of the year for Adairville.
Sorry for all the young ladies that missed their chance. The number one bachelor of Adairville has been taken. This now leaves Keith’s younger brother, Clay, with the title to “Adairville’s most eligible bachelor.”
If you have not been by the Adairville Library lately please do so. Every visitor helps keep our totals up for the use of the library. This in turn keeps our library in town. If the use drops then we might lose funds or even worse. So far I understand that for the size of our town we have a very good use rate. Lots of well read folks. I am particularly proud of the very high rate of young people using the library. That is a good sign for our town. I like their books on tape. I can ride along in my pickup truck or my car and listen to a current book almost every few days.
Stop in the Adairville Hardware Store. The recent sale that the Davis family had was a success. They have decided to sponsor one more week of sales for items to help weatherise your house, car, barn and yourself. They have a great little electric heater, foam to fill in drafty spaces and block out the cold air, weather stripping and the like. Stop in.
Stop in the hardware store and see the famous Charlie Starks and his friends Billy Leighton, Ronnie Rutherford, Ben Richardson, Ronald Starks, Bryant Hallman, Barry Miller, “Yanky Bob”, Johnny Joyce, Landon Walker, Vernon Law, Jimmy Tyler, Larry Austin and other distinguished town citizens that stop in to sit a spell and pontificate on the issues of the day. You are welcomed to come sit a spell, rock, snack, talk or just listen. Great place to visit for a spell.
Mayor Donna Blake reports that she is still meeting with people about a grocery for Adairville. Our best shot at the present is the family that owns the building that formally housed the IGA and Hoovers Grocery’s. The family is currently selling two other convenience stores in Nashville and hopefully will then relocate to Adairville. I do not know about others but I am ready for a store.
Yes to the calls, I was back on TV in Nashville speaking out about saving the e State Fair Grounds. I am on the steering committee to save the fair grounds and I am not shy to speak out on the topic. The institution is 107 years old and should be continued in it’s present sight. The voters spoke out - 73% voted to keep the fair grounds but the mayor there wants to build more condos.
The editor of the paper just called and said I had to get this column in so I am going to have out.
Time to say good night to Janie Gregory, Martha Jane King, Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Baugh, the pretty and very smart wife of Judge Chick, Mrs. Wayne Straton, “Sweet Bertie Angel” and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.