Hal & Yvonne Davis – From Katie Rollins’ Weekly News
Hal & Yvonne Davis – From Katie Rollins’ Weekly News
The More things Change, the More they stay the Same!
Somehow we missed among other things, the 20th anniversary in July of this article about one of our beloved volunteers at Friends. Katie Rollins is actually much more than a “volunteer”. In so many ways she represents the soul & spirit of Friends of Paint Lick and the legacy of Dean Cornett.
We thought about adding a picture of Katie, but couldn’t decide if it should be a picture from 20 years ago or a more recent one. So for now at least we’ll go without one. Katie has changed (for the better) her appearance & a lot more. Maybe the word ‘experience’ would be better than change. She would be the first to say she is a lot wiser!
The Village of Paint Lick has changed the most in those same 20 years. Take time to read this article as it appeared in the New York Times, July 1991. Economic crunch is still with us; Uncle Tom’s is gone; thanks to Dr. John & his staff at the clinic, the healthcare in Paint Lick is dramatically improved.
As we remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this week try to include all the good things before and after which will surely give us all a better perspective.
The date for the Paint Lick annual YARD SALE has been set and it is the first Saturday in June.
Friend’s have graciously made their building available to a sister service organization in the Village, the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club. Until warmer weather permits the club’s monthly meetings to meet at the shelter on the creek bank, the meetings are being held at Friends.
The February 15th meeting included election of new officers for 2011 and tentative plans for the annual Fish Fry earlier in the year. We look forward to partnering with them in all the festivals of year, beginning with the annual yard sale. The officers are-
John Paul Todd, President; Chester Satterfield, Vice President; Loretta Adams, Secretary; and Deborah Messenger, Treasurer.
Board members-at-large are Jean Smith, and Patti Aldridge.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th, at 6:30. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.
Highway 52 expansion hitting home
We weren’t sure how long it would take-maybe another 5-10 years. We knew eventually the proposed extension of KY 52 from Lancaster to I-75 would eventually mean some changes for our village. It was possible, we reasoned, with the State and Federal budgets crunch that it could be delayed indefinitely.
Now we know that it is much closer than we realized. Our village has 2-3 years to embrace the changes and do all we can to insure a positive transition into the future with all its possibilities and opportunities. But it will mean some painful emotions for many and not just the old timers.
The realization that progress soon will sweep away personal history was stark for A.O. Calico, a retired farmer who used to work at the Tobacco Warehouse. Calico was largely silent as his neighbor, Jeff Hume, showed him on a map how the right-of-way for the new highway cuts through the middle of his home, where he has lived for the past 40-plus years. Calico previously believed the road would cut close to his home but not so close that he would have to move.
“It makes me kind of half sick,” Calico said quietly, then remained in front of the map, looking for a while.
Hume, who lives across the street from Calico, said the swath of land that will be purchased by the government for the new road barely missed his own property.
“It’s coming right up on my back door,” he said.
Hume said while it’s an unappetizing process right now, he would rather see it be done than not at this point. Semi-trucks travel Paint Lick’s tiny highway all the time, expecting the entire stretch to be as wide and flat as the western portion near Lancaster.
Fuel for our Volunteers & Friends
Tomorrow is Christmas In The Village at Paint Lick
There are still lots of Raffle tickets available. The raffle along with all the gifts for the children, is a BIG part of tomorrows festivities. The Raffle prizes were on display earlier at the Oktober Fest. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have some great items that will be given away. The proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets goes into the general operating fund here at Friends, which helps us all year.
Let me just add a note about one of the most recent prizes that was added this year thanks to the members of The Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club.
A one year membership will be raffled tomorrow which represents a valuable gift not only in monetary terms, but in terms of affording the winner the opportunity to be a part of the 2011 activities of one of the few Paint Lick social clubs dedicated to the whole community. Do yourself (and us) a favor and put some of your raffle tickets into this. Be sure to see previous posts for time and info about tomorrow.
Coming December 4th! Mark your calendar.
It’s not too early, just look in the stores. Besides, we don’t want anyone to miss the happy occasion here in the village.
Christmas in the Village, first Saturday in December, 12/04, probably 10 – 2. Get your raffle tickets for some great prizes (ask to see them at Friends building) from Friends or bank. It’s for the kids: Reading of the Christmas story and art projects at Friends with gifts under the tree and food, the arrival of Santa… then fun at the fire station, (Be sure to get a photo with Santa before he goes inside.) Help us spread the word.