Posts Tagged ‘fires’

Saying goodbye is hard to do

May 20, 2010

At Paint Lick we say goodbye to a landmark.

Katie will remember the good days at Uncle Tom's

 (see original story of September 2009 fire-Richmond Register)

by Katie Rollins

 It’s been a busy week here in Paint Lick with the remains of
the old restaurant being shoveled down and removed from the corner of this little village. I look at that old place and I see a landmark, the physical part now gone but with lots of happenings in days past that I’ll always treasure.  The people who passed through Paint Lick “on their way to who knows where” and the many farmers, their families and friends and just about anybody who came down the road would stop in and ask,  “just what is this place”?  Most of them… strangers, who, I am sure, would have a story to tell upon their return to wherever and when they came. 

As  I was going to work this morning, I dropped a letter in to Clyde at the post office. He was smiling and my!  how good that made me feel!  Then Don Weber from Handcraft Woodworks in the old Calico and Brown Building came through the door of the post office and he too was smiling. Both Clyde and Don are working hard to make their places liveable again by keeping a positive outlook.  Then as I  was leaving,  I stopped in to tell the girls how good it looked to see lights on at The First Southern National Bank.  And it did look brighter.  Just as the sun comes up every day,  the people of Paint Lick will also take on a new day, one day at a time.  Thanks to all of you for making my Monday morning go a whole lot better.   

The  Potluck for the big Paint Lick family and friends reunion will be held this Saturday evening.  Hopefully, many of you will come and share supper as we gather  among friends.  Everyone is welcome at the Paint Lick Firehouse between the hours of  6-8 pm.    I will do all I possibly can to help with  this event and  I will look forward to  some really good food.  

 The Friends of Paint Lick “start of summer” yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 12, starting at 8:30 am. or earlier.

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Paint Lick:Don’t count us out!

September 9, 2009

After the Fire what?

So you’ve heard about the fire we had the other night in downtown Paint Lick? Saw it on the Lexington news, huh? Well it really has created a lot of interest around here too. Seems we just take things for granted when all of a sudden we wake up one day and its all gone.

KY52 Bridge entering the village. Friends building on left.

KY52 Bridge entering the village. Friends building on left.

Rather going on about the community’s loss of one of the centers of social life and the largest employer in town (6) and about our concern for those who owned and operated the restaurant, I thought we would high-light the spirit of mutual concern and sense of feeling drawn together to face the future in hope.

That’s what true friends do. And we found just the article from the Lexington Herald in May of 2006, that will get us started-if y’all will just go over there and read it.

Looking north, fire was in the 1st building beyond fire station w/red doors

Looking north, fire was in the 1st building beyond fire station w/red doors

Don’t Count Paint Lick out 

 (Lexington Herald)- photo by Gerald Tudor

Meanwhile you can be sure that the Friends of Paint Lick will all be pitchin in and doing everything we can to help everyone who needs a little TLC and maybe even fix a little extra coffee.