Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Oh, Kentucky

Rest in peace, Jack E. Bradbury, Air Force lieutenant colonel who served with the Joint Chiefs, doctor of education who taught teachers in Florida after he retired the first time, Habitat for Humanity "Can Man" after he retired the second time and moved to Madisonville, husband of Virginia for 68 years until she died in 2011 and grand marshal of the 2007 Madisonville Kiwanis Christmas parade.

Adairville on Dec. 3 is planning to put on its FIRST Christmas parade! “Light up your car, wagon, truck, lawn mower, atv, boat, whatever and be a part of this … You don’t have to get elaborate, just festive.”

More Christmas parades: Owensboro (Messenger-Inquirer reports the cold didn't deter the crowd), Nov. 19; Ashland (3,500 participants in 10 divisions), Nov. 22; Sebree, Nov. 26; Bardstown, Dec. 1; Maysville, Monticello and Richmond, Dec. 2; Berea, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Harlan, Henderson, Madisonville, Paris, Somerset and Winchester, Dec. 3; Boyce, Owenton and Schochoh, Dec. 4, and Augusta (with fireworks), Cave City, Elkton, Hopkinsville and Pikeville, Dec. 10.

It's fun to imagine this German's trip to Hodgenville and Owensboro a couple of months before the Bicentennial (Kentucky for sale): 

Good jobs news from Hopkinsville.

Elizabethtown's Towne Mall McDonald's is on the comeback trail, and Culver's, Panda Express and Starbucks may be on their way.

Tim Hortons appears to be coming to Cold Spring and Erlanger.

Edmonson County's new senior food pantry is open, and it looks great!

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president is coming to Madisonville next month to preview the 2017 (real) legislature.

Elkton is planning to see off an 18-term/36-year city councilperson. "Light refreshments will be served."

Here (between Hector and Eriline, I think) is about where it apparently gets really bad:

There's a darkness on the edge of Bardstown. (Mister State Trooper ...)

1 comment:

  1. We were lucky this last summer and were spared the forest fire smoke.