Thanks for the memories!

March 5, 2013

Hal & Yvonne Davis – From Katie Rollins’ Weekly News

One final Community Art Exhibit will be on display this Friday March 8 at The Paint Lick Community Arts Center.  An opening reception will be held from 5:30 -8:30 pm with an exhibit of the latest paintings and drawings by Hal Davis’ adult and youth students. Refreshments will be available and live music by the “Flute Trio, Appalachian Aires”  will be provided.This is the FINAL exhibit at the center running through March 24 when the Davis’ plan on closing the doors to the Arts Center.  They are returning to their home in Indiana.   They will be surely be missed in the Paint Lick community.
 
 Plan to attend this opening reception beginning this Friday  as the center will be “open only” on Fridays and Saturdays for the exhibit show.     A Chair Bottom Workshop is scheduled for Mar. 15 at the Center with Instructor Ruth Cross.   From 1–4 pm, you can learn to “cane a chair” . The fee is $25. 
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20 Years of Change?

September 7, 2011

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.

Realted Post: Christian Ministry in a post 9/11 world.

Mark your calendar for June 8th

April 19, 2011

The date for the Paint Lick annual YARD SALE has been set and it is the first Saturday in June.

Village Wide Yard Sale

Save your change for some treasures

Sportsman’s Club meeting at Friends

February 22, 2011

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 Smithand Patti Aldridge.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th, at 6:30. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

PLSC Application Flyer(pdf)

Crunch time near for Paint Lick

February 11, 2011

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.

A.O. Calico gets the bad news: he will lose his home.

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.

Read entire article at The Danville Advocate-Messenger

Everyone can be generous this Christmas

December 10, 2010

Fuel for our Volunteers & Friends

Celebrating Christmas early

December 3, 2010

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.

CHRISTMAS in OUR VILLAGE

Friends of PL Recycles.

November 17, 2010

 

Portable Recycle Bins

Friends of Paint Lick, Inc. Friends has always been about recycling. Thanks to Karla Sefcak, here’s good news for Lincoln/Garrard counties: Tue. 11/16 there was a reception and unveiling of new equipment, purchased with`2010 grant money, that will help streamline and make our recycling process more efficient.

In the album(click for slide show): 1) Bailer 2) Conv…eyor belt – sort/separate paper 3) Permanent recycling containers: each county now has four Permanent Recycling Collection Points , in addition to their main Recycling Centers . These containers will be changed out when full, loaded on the trailer and taken back to the processing Recycling Center and emptied.

Garrard County’s collection points will be: Camp Dick Fire Station #3,, The Convenience Center, The Garrard County Fair Grounds, and Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club. Questions? Please call Chris Thomason SWM Area Coordinator @. 859-339-3233.

Christmas in Our Village

November 3, 2010

 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.

Santa's visit 2009

See last years post

Have you seen the new courthouse recently?

October 22, 2010

Update on October 20th

Judge John Wilson wants to take us on a tour of the construction via this slide show.

Front view of new courthouse

Click here to go to the slide show.

To see where this will be and what it will look like-see the video

Who says we’re not ‘leaning forward’ in Garrard County?