Monday, July 28, 2014

Oh, Kentucky

For example, one of the fights that bubble up at farmers markets is around rules (or lack thereof) regarding where vendors can source the produce that they sell. Adair County is, per (awesome), apparently one of the hardliners on this point. Note the all caps and italics on "EXCLUSIVELY" in this report. (Fortunately for sweet-corn fans near Sano, etc., the king is a local.)

Everything about this fantastic story by Kristina Smith in Corbin's Times-Tribune fascinates me. Everything--the woman from Jackson County who was traveling through Switzerland, the hotel receptionist with whom she fell in love, his becoming a police officer, their coming back to Kentucky every year, his meeting a Laurel County sheriff's deputy at a Harley-Davidson dealer. EVERYTHING! (Note the all caps and italics.)

"Feedback from our families would indicate that the regimented selection offered under the federal guidelines, along with the austere portion sizes, have forced many families to pack lunches in order to achieve both the desired selection and portion sizes that their students need."

"The number one reason is Kentucky's stubborn insistence on redistributing far too much of its wealth from the areas with the most population and occupational activity to rural areas."

"If ever there was a compelling reason to secure education beyond high school, this report says it all."

Good jobs news from Bowling Green and Hopkinsville.

I totally understand the folks in Pike County who are anxious to drive the new U.S. 460. Before I-24 opened all the way through western Kentucky, Dad a few times got out and drove it in the wee hours of the morning before the work crews were on site. It was fun.

The Ky. 214 ferry barge over the Cumberland River in Monroe County is not yet back in business.

The 1991 Class 3A and 2008 Class 4A KHSAA football champs are getting ready.

Rest in peace, Wallace Clayton "Wah Wah" Jones (1926-2014), Harlan native, former Fayette County sheriff and All-American under both Bear Bryant and Adolph Rupp at UK.

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