June 6, 2013
Hello again from the “big island” down in South Logan County, Kentucky. The historic lands between the north and south branches of the Red River and one of the oldest occupied places, by humans in North America. Nationally recognized archaeologists from some of the most prestigious institutions in our nation have dug into the grounds of our territory and found bones and other artifacts that date back some 11,000 years. In addition they have done core diggings that go back close to 20,000 years. If true, then we are living on one of possibly the three oldest sites occupied by humans in North America. That is something very special for our much loved Logan County.
Hopefully over the next decade much can be done to better protect this very historic place and an education system can be developed to help enlighten the thousands of interested people who may well visit here. I also hope that some of the local individuals and their families will return many of the artifacts they have found in the various caves as well as the land surfaces. More will be forth coming on this important development.
I would be interested in sharing any stories my readers have regarding finds they or their family members may have discovered over the generations. This would be of great interest to many readers. Just send me an email, call or write a letter. I would be so happy to hear from you.
LOCAL NEWS Steve Hadden, Adairville’s local police chief for the past several years, has resigned his position with the city. Mayor Donna Blake has informed me that the Logan County Sheriff’s Department will take over protection of the city for the time being. Two officers will be working the city. (I saw them arrive in town Wednesday evening.) Mayor Blake indicated the city council will be discussing the resignation at the next city council meeting. That meeting will be this coming Monday evening. She also indicated that she expected that the city would be advertising for a new police chief fairly soon.
The next big Cornhole Tournament will be in Adairville on Saturday June 15. This will be on the town square. The tournament registration starts at 9 a.m. and bags fly at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $40 per team or $20 for and individual. Prizes will be given at each event. For more information call Todd at 772-2129.
Recycle Adairville will be the third Monday of each month. There will be three containers. 1) Will be for all kinds of paper including magazines, books, newspapers, other paper and cardboard. 2) Will be for metal. Aluminum, steel food cans and the like. 3) Will be for plastic of all kinds. Jugs, bottles, detergent bottles and the like. No hazardous materials please.
LEWISBURG BANKING Has become a great asset in Adairville and south Logan. In the past 20 years I do not recall any local bank doing so much for our citizens. They have proven repeatedly that they want to be involved in the community and that is exactly what they have done. They have invested money in remodeling, in having open houses, customer appreciation days, sending a representative to the Adairville/South Logan Chamber meetings and events, participating in the Strawberry Festival and other town activities, giving out food and prizes and sponsoring the Cornhole Summer Series that brings people from all over the county to participate in this very popular event. Stop in and have a free cup of coffee or a magnet calendar that you can attach to the refrigerator. It can truly be said that the bank has made a big impact in and on our community. They truly have a big heart and true community spirit.
Wednesday the ND&L Correspondents met for their annual summer picnic. We were joined by Chris Cooper, Managing Editor and O.J. Stapleton, Editor of the paper. Hazel Fleming, Senior Correspondent was the life of the party. The late Mrs. Silvey, who was a correspondent for over 60 years, was greatly missed. So too was the elusive Tulip Green known only to O.J. Stapleton. (I actually know who Tulip Green is and have been thinking about revealing the name just for the fun of it!) I loved it when I heard one reader call her Turnip Greens.) Smile! Had a great meal at the picnic in a local Lewisburg restaurant. We don’t do outside when it is hot
WITH A SMILE Last week I had BBQ for supper at Russellville’s famous BBQ Restaurant. I always enjoy going there. A lady and gentleman that I did not know were sitting at a table next to me. The lady was very talkative and seemed to know almost everyone in the restaurant. At one point she decided to visit the ladies room. A few minutes later she returned and was still talking to someone across the room. The next thing I knew she accidentally sat down at my table. I looked over at her husband at the next table and he just smiled and put one finger over his mouth as to tell me to not say anything. The lady talked and talked. She talked to the waitress, to people a couple of tables away and on and on. I had my hands on the table and the next thing I knew she was squeezing my left hand. She still had not noticed that I was not her husband. Finally the gentleman got up and came up to my table. He said to his wife, “so you have tossed me out for Dick Dickerson.” The woman wheeled around took one look and almost fainted. She turned bright red. The folks at the tables around us broke out in laughter as did her husband. If ever a lady was embarrassed she was. Her husband told her she talked too much and looked what it got her. To that she replied, “Well at least I can say I held hands with Dick Dickerson.” Her husband picked up my bill. When they left the crowd was still smiling.
Time to go. Good night my many friends from Adairville and though out the county. Good night sweet Bertie Angle (97 or 98 years young) and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.