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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.

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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

Community Fish Fry Returns to Paint Lick

September 14, 2010

First Fish Fry Since the Flood of 2010.

All-You-Can-Eat

 

Sponsored by the Sportsman’s Club of Paint Lick, the fish fry will be held on the grounds where the former building stood, Saturday, October 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, see the flyer below which can be printed and shared.

PLSC Fish fry (click here for flyer) 

Friends of Paint Lick are more than happy to promote this community event and to let everyone know that a proud Paint Lick tradition is alive and well on the grounds of the Sportsman’s Club, here in our Village.

New “press on” T-shirts

June 12, 2010

Medium (John) and Small (Emily)

New Paint Lick T-shirts a big hit today.

Despite a low turn-out today, we all had a good time and more than one was heard to say “it was worth the effort”! Linda tells us that Friends take alone was about $200 and the new T-shirts really went over well.

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!

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.

How to do disaster relief.

February 5, 2010

Don’t Just Follow Your Heart!

The ongoing situation of the disaster in Haiti is teaching us all some valuable lessons. One very clear lesson is the importance of sending relief through the professionals- those that are not only trained and have vast experience in disasters of this proportion, but are already firmly established in a network of government and NGO’s that insures a degree of co-ordination, order, and respect for local government officials and policies.

Friends of Paint Lick seeks to see its local efforts in relation to a number of other local and international agencies. The Haiti situation allows us the opportunity to comment on the way we try to go about our mission. First, we are all seeing the example that with the best of intentions and motivated by a heart of compassion, efforts to do good in this situation has in fact done more harm than good. Rather than dwell on that, which we certainly could do in an informed manner, we want to introduce the work of one of the well known agencies that responded almost immediately- The Salvation Army. 

 

THE Salvation Army in Haiti has now distributed more than a million meals in its response to the earthquake. The most recent distribution alone saw more than half a million meals given out in four hours. The organisation continues to work alongside other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and agencies, and it has now formed a good working relationship with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. (To Read more)

At Friends of Paint Lick this week, we received a large shipment of clothes from one of our occasional benefactors. The clothes were in excellent condition and after sorting through, the workers realized that the surplus was more than they had room to store. A mixed selection of summer and fall was boxed and delivered to the Salvation Army in Richmond. With this kind of network we feel that we can maximize our efforts for the Paint Lick community. “Community” really does matter!

See Salvation Army’s official responsibility in Haiti for 20,000.

Related Post on “Disaster Theory

Not too early to think about Christmas in the Village

November 14, 2009

Saturday, December 5, will include story time with Katie Rollins at the FOPL building along with crafts for the children with Delta Lamb and her helpers.  The children pick up a stuffed animal or toy from under our beautiful tree decorated by Rickie Collett and others.  The volume rises when it’s announced that Santa is crossing the bridge and entering the village on the fire engine. What fun   All children disappear into the fire station for more gifts, candy and a visit and maybe a picture with Santa   It’s all about the kids. For adults there  may be some music and a few booths – that depends on the weather.

Stihl chain saw donated by Ace Hardware

donated by Ace hardware

RAFFLE: Then at the end of the day, usually after 2:00, the drawing for the raffle items held at the FOPL building.  Do you have your tickets??  Buy them at the bank ($2 each or 6 for $5) or at FOPL.  Raffle items are on display at FOPL, but pictures can be seen at the bank or here on line or on the Friends facebook page.  The bank has the raffle ticket containers so make your choices and get those tickets in the can.  Be sure to get plenty of tickets, all proceeds go to Friends of Paint Lick.  This is a great way to get a wonderful gift for someone if not yourself. (5 of 10 items shown)

antique bent wood rocker with pictures and throw donated by Ellen Hagan and Louise Denny

antique bent-wood rocker

Cats basket - leopard print items lamps, boxes, etc

wood Amish clock - donated by Promenade Gallery Berea

donated by Promenade Gallery

Lady's Spa basket - gift certificate and items to pamper

Gift certificate included- ten visits of  pampering