Archive for the ‘Garrard County’ Category

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

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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

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.

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?

VillageFest is this Saturday

September 28, 2010

VillageFest yard sale

October is almost here along with cooler weather. That means it’s time for our annual community get together known as Village Fest.

Make plans for VillageFest Sat., Oct. 2! Yard sale, crafts, baked goods, candy, honey? Who’s your group – family, friends, church group, business? Come one, come all – Buy raffle tickets at the FOPL building! Listen to live music in the bank parking lot! Buy a Paint Lick t-shirt – S,M,L $8 and X’s $10 – watch for the roving salesperson or get one at the FOPL building. Let’s make the village rock!!!

At the Family Clinic -Garrard County Health Dept. will be giving Adult flu shots from 9-1 .

During the VillageFest on Saturday, October 2,  The Clinic will be having a Health Fair – watch for posters for details, time, etc. – A wonderful new addition to the VillageFest activities!

Recent comment about Dean Cornett’s original idea for VillageFest:

“Remember, she just wanted the festival to be a chance for folks to get together and see each other before getting holed up for the winter.”

We can’t compete with all the other festivals going on this week-end. But VillageFest can offer the community of Paint Lick an opportunity that nothing else can: the occasion to meet and celebrate once again what we have in common as residents of this little piece of Kentucky.

Village-wide yard sale

June 10, 2010

Come on down to Paint Lick!

First come seller’s get the best spaces along Paint Lick’s main street (KYHwy 52).

Main street Paint Lick (looking east)

Food to eat and take home, Crafts, Clothes, and all kinds of other people’s stuff.

This SATURDAY, June 12th,  9:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Ricki will be there!

Community-wide potluck

May 10, 2010

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

PAINT LICK FRIENDS & FAMILY REUNION

 Friends and family of Paint Lick, Kentucky are invited to a community-wide potluck supper on Saturday,May 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Paint Lick Fire Station. Hosted by the village of Paint Lick, all past, present or future residents, friends, and constituents of Paint Lick are encouraged to attend this celebration of fun, music, merriment and food.

Village gathering at Fire Station

Event organizers, respectfully request potluck participants consider the following guidelines as you prepare your dish:

All dishes should be prepared in advance, no kitchen facilities will be available;
Dishes should be easy to transport;
Electrical outlets will not be available; hot entrees should be placed in insulated carriers;
Dishes should be labeled with your name and phone number;

Be prepared, please bring your own chair.

To reduce the cost of this event, participants should supply their own plates and silverware. Napkins will be provided. 

To avoid food allergies, please include a recipe card with your dish to be placed adjacent to the dish along the food service line(s).
Thanks to the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce, beverages will be provided. There will also be an opportunity for those who would like to, to give a voluntary donation to help rebuild the flood-damaged community of Paint Lick.

For more information, Contact: Deborah Messenger

knobhobbler@gmail.com (859) 619-0334, cell

download pdf flyer

Don’t count us out just yet.

May 7, 2010

The flood has us down, but working hard to get up.     In 2006, the Lexington Herald-Leader ran a feature on our village of Paint Lick and entitled it “Don’t count it out “. Four years and one big flood later has some of our first generation residents worried about the village they have come to love. Debbie Parker has worked harder this week at Friends than most anyone. Loraine came home Monday singing her praises and saying what a God-send she was. Yesterday she showed me something she had sat down and written to share the burden of her heart.      

Debbie (on the right) sorting the wet clothes with Janet.

By Deborah Parker- May 5, 2010 

IT IS NOW THREE DAYS since the flood and I’m thinking, “ Will this be the nail in the coffin of our little town of Paint Lick”? 
 
I moved to this community known as Paint Lick in February, 1960, from the coal fields of Harlan County. My dad was a coal miner. It was a thriving community of three grocery stores, a post office, the mill, Peoples Bank, two service stations, a restaurant, the Sportsmen’s club Eva Lee’s beauty shop, Earl Nave’s barber shop, J.R. Television repair. . .just to name a few of the one’s from the memories of a young child. As the years went by there have been numerous floods,fires, and tornadoes that caused changes both good and bad. The bad economy almost got us in the eighty’s, but still our heart was beating strong. We lost the Ashland station about this time. We are a community that cares about each other. When a tragedy happens, the people of Paint Lick are there lending a helping hand. Rumors began to circulate that we were losing our post office, but thank God, at least for now we still have her.
  
 In the late ’80s and early ’90s we lost the grocery stores of Calico and Brown, and Herlin McQuerry’s.The mill is long gone. About that time, The Friend’s of Paint Lick was formed by Dean Cornett who was also responsible for praying Doctor John Belanger to Paint Lick. He and his staff has provided us with the Family clinic which also suffered extensive damage. The bank changed to First Southern and we got a world-class wood shop in the person of Don Weber. He came to us from Wales via California, in an old green Chevrolet truck. Don has brought national attention (television) to Paint Lick. Of course it was Dean Cornett as one of President George Bush, Sr’s, “Point of Lights” recipient that first gained national attention for Paint Lick.
 
 So many people who have been a vital part of our community are no longer with us: Joe and Helen Adams, Dud and Eva Lee Hurte, Charlie and Maxine Brown, Franklin Dillion, Lucien, Geneva, and Ralph Starnes, Maggie and Otis Gooch, Jessie and Gladys Miller, Rudy Hensley, and others too numerous to list here. All are still remembered as a vital part of our heritage. Now we are in the twenty-first century and we have lost our restaurant to a fire and no longer have a station that sells gas. The days of the post office is on it’s way out.
 
 I guess what I’ve been trying to say is that the heartbeat of Paint Lick seems to be fading. Only we, the community can act as a defibulator to shock it back to a healthy condition. I don’t want Paint Lick to just be a memory. We dare not let this flood be the occasion that delivers the death toll. Let’s do something, whatever it takes to show there is still life here where we live, play, and work. I care deeply about my community and am willing to join others to get the heartbeat strong and dynamic.
 
As the saying on Dean Cornett’s truck reminded everyone that saw it- “Press on Regardless!” Let that be our rally cry as we work together to bring back the life-force to Paint Lick.
  Related article in 1991 New York Times about Katie Rollins and the hard times Debbie speaks of in the ’80s in Paint Lick.