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Hello my friends in Logan County, many counties throughout Kentucky and some 27 other states. I am pleased that the community columnists for the paper help keep so many people informed. Without this paper hundreds of transplanted Logan Countians would lose contact with so much that goes on here.


Three cheers for the Logan County Tourism Commission for its efforts to have a booth at the state fair in Louisville. The commission works the booth as does many volunteers. I know Judge Chick always goes to Louisville to work the booth. I am always surprised when so many other county judges come looking for him. When I asked several other county judges how they knew Judge Chick their answers were the same. “Everybody knows Judge Chick!” Peter Patel, Vice Chair of the Commission always goes to Louisville to set up the booth and returns to help take it down. This is the first time in eight years that I have been unable to attend.


Lauren Becall, a great stage, radio and movie actress died about the same time Robin Williams died. She would have been 90 her next birthday. She first starred with her husband Humphrey Bogart. Several years after his death she married Jason Robards and they appeared in a number of movies. Her career spanned some 70 years. One of my favorite roles that she played was in Agatha Cristie’s “Death On The Nile.” I had the pleasure of meeting her some 25 years ago in Queen Elizabeth’s personal art gallery in Buckingham Palace in London. I also listen to old time radio shows that she appeared on for over 40 years. She will be missed.


75 years ago Orson Well’s famous radio show “War Of The Worlds” aired nationwide. Even though it was announced several times that it was simply a radio show. Few people seemed to hear that particular notice. Word spread like wildfire within a matter of minutes. Millions of listeners thought we had been invaded by Mars. Fortunately the world was saved within the one hour allotted for the show. 75 years ago Major League Baseball made it’s TV debut in a few limited markets. 75 years ago the World’s Fair was underway in Queens, New York. (Two of my mother’s much older brothers attended and brought all the family gifts from the fair. We still have them.) 51 years ago on August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King gave his famous speech, “I Have A Dream,” in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.


The Red River Fish & Game Habitat will be holding its annual fish fry and auction on Saturday evening September 20 starting at 5 p.m. Tickets continue at the same price - $25 per ticket and two people eat on one ticket. At least $2,000 will be given away in cash prizes. For the politicians you can buy a table for eight for $100. If you need tickets please call me at 615-389-5495. If you plan to attend remember there are only 300 tickets (each good for two to eat.) Also if you purchase a ticket you can fish for free in James Lake for one month.


As for the inquiries about my health I wish I could tell you I was much better but not yet. This week I had a cataract removed from the left eye, had additional leg surgery and had to return to two specialists for heart problems. My normal pep and vigor has got up and gone. Hopefully it will return very soon.


All for now. Till next time. “Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are!”


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