Hello again from Adairville and south Logan County.
Tonight I am writing from Louisville and the Kentucky State Fair. I drove up today to set up Logan County’s tourism booth. This has been an annual project that I have done for several years and one that helps our county tourism. I love talking to the thousands of people who attend, about the virtues of our county. (Last year our state fair was the largest in the nation with over 700,000 attending.)
This past Tuesday was the deadline for candidates qualifying for city elections, which will be held in November. The Adairville candidates are as follows:
Mayor - Donna Blake
Council - Becky Tinch
(Six will be elected from the above council list.)
City council announcements, discussions and actions this past Monday evening:
- Jimmy Laurent new city employee
- Mr. Morrison resigning as zoning chair
- Discussion of adding addition to fire hall
- Discussion of contractor’s liability insurance
- Discussion and second reading of fireworks ordinance.
- Approved poultry ordinance.
- Discussion of developing a new subdivision for the city.
- Discussion of TVA incentives for small businesses
- Action to move on the properties that have delinquent taxes.
- Action to cut city-owned lots when grass is 10-inches high
All Adairville churches are inviting citizens that have not attended services in a long while to attend during the month of September. (They need you.)
The Adairville Methodist Church has a new minister. She is inviting you to attend services. They start at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning.
The Kentucky State Fair runs August 17-26.
I am to be on WRUS - Don Neagle’s show this Monday at 9:05 a.m. till 10 a.m.
El Zarape Mexican Restaurant on the Adairville square is offering American home-cooked lunches daily. Sunday at noon there will be “Southern cooking lunch.” This Friday evening they will have fried catfish. They will also have karaoke this Friday night.
Tiria McDonald is re-opening the “truck stop” in two weeks. She plans to keep the old name. She plans to offer a new menu with “lots of french fries.” She is looking for a good cook.
The Lewisburg Banking Company-Adairville branch will have a “customer appreciation day” on Friday, September 21. The bank will also have an open house.
The big annual Red River Fish and Game Club fish fry is set for Saturday, September 22 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 for two people. Ten $50 prizes and $2,000 in cash will go to the lucky winners. Officers of the club have tickets as does city hall. You can call me for tickets at my home number, 539-2007. The public is invited. There will also be music and a fun auction.
OTHER NEWS: I have been concerned about the big invasion of the huge black mosquitoes that hit south Logan County two weeks ago. I had so many people to call me that I called Judge Chick. Since then I have met with our hard-working magistrate, Jack Crossley. Jack is on top of the issue. He told me the county has sprayed all over Adairville. He hopes they will be able to spray again. With the recent rains, the insects are hatching in record numbers. The newspapers are reporting that the mosquitoes spread West Nile disease to Kentucky and it is a real concern. Be sure and put on bug repellent in the mornings and evenings when mosquitoes are at their worst.
One of my favorite people is our county sheriff, Wallace Whittaker. He is a hard worker that doesn’t spend his time sitting in an office. He is a hands-on sheriff who gets out in the field with his deputies and is frequently on site for all kinds of operations. I do have strong faith that the and his staff, along with the drug task force will help drive drugs out of Adairville and south Logan County. (Our local citizens are counting on our sheriff and his deputies to have a big victory in our territory!)
With a smile: One of my favorite stories is an event that 96-year-old Bertie Angle tells on herself. it seems that three years ago, Bertie and Mildred, her 92-year-old baby sister, drove to Nashville for a doctor’s appointment at Vanderbilt Hospital. Mildred drove. Bertie did not like driving in the big city.
The doctor told Mildred that she had to spend a few nights in the hospital and could not drive Bertie home to Logan County. Bertie was not pleased. She decided that if she had to, she would strike out for home.
It was rush hour so traffic was slow and Bertie did well. The problem came when Bertie got out of town and all the traffic picked up speed. Bertie said she did not understand why people were honking their car horns - she was driving just like she had in Nashville - 25 to 30 miles per hour. Smile!
Good night “Lady Chick,” members of Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Olmstead Baptist Church, Ronna Knuckles, all the Barnes Insurance staff, Bobby Blackford, the staff of the Adairville Feed Mill, “Sweet” Bertie Angel and Mrs. Callabash, where ever you are!