Hello again from the land of Logan. A very special and unique county with lots of history in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I always loved teaching my hundreds of students about our history, our culture and why we exist as we do today. Several of my courses in American and World History are still run on educational state TV networks around the country. I still laugh when someone who watched the classes asks me if I am the Mr. Dickerson who teaches the TV courses or is it my son. I was actually very thin at the time and had a lot more hair than I do now.
A word about this newspaper. It traces its history back to the early days of this commonwealth and is considered the oldest continuous newspaper in the state. It has subscribers in many counties of Kentucky and more than 15 other states. I use to be surprised at our Logan County booth at the state fair when so many people would come up and say they read our paper and my column. I was even more surprised when I received letters, emails and phone calls from people living in different parts of the U.S.A. One lady even called to tell me she had read about my weight loss and she had started losing weight as well. Several others have called me about the part their families played it this county’s history. I am so glad so many people keep in touch with their home county through the newspaper.
I have written two articles about the Logan County Fair in recent weeks. The purpose was and is to push those in charge into putting on a real county fair. My purpose has been to bring awareness to a real problem that exists in our county.
I attended a meeting of the county fair board earlier this week. I am pleased with the board’s attitude to have a better fair this year. They have now invited the members of the county tourism commission to join them in helping put on a better fair. A contract has been signed with Mega Rides. This is one of the larger carnival companies in the USA, so there will be a midway with more than 30 rides to please the kids of all ages. The fair board is bringing in more entertainment, some contests, food booths, exhibiters and several more activities for the public. Simply put the Logan County Fair Board is moving in the right direction. I like what Lonny Epley, the chairman of the board, said to the fair board. That is to move slowly and not over do it the first year; but to move towards doing a better job this year and each coming year. I think the entire fair board is behind Chairman Epley and that they do want a better fair. The members of the board are very resourceful and along with the much experienced tourism commission can really go far in providing the beginnings of a good county fair for the citizens of Logan County.
Be sure and watch the new TV show on the tobacco wars that starts this Saturday evening at 9 P.M. Central Time. This series was filmed in and around the town of Adairville as well as Logan and Robertson Counties. You will recognize many of the actors and the settings. If the show does well it could turn into a multi-year show. Wouldn’t that be great for our county.
I saw the following on Face Book last night. Thought I would share. “THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE THE BEST OF EVERYTHING; THEY JUST MAKE THE BEST OF EVERYTHING THE HAVE.”
Till next time good night Lady Chick, Mrs. Wallace Whittaker, Donna Blake, Rev. Sears, the checkout ladies at Wal-Mart, the good people of the county and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.