Hello from my home in Adairville, Kentucky. If all goes well over the next six to eight months it will be the sight of my new adventure, the Adairville Stage Coach Hotel. (Sight of a long time hotel on the south side of the Davis Hardware store.) It is also reported to be the sight of the stage coach stop in Adairville back in the 1800s. I would like to obtain a life size stage coach to park out front and give rides in on special occasions. The only problem is that the starting price for one is $30,000 and up. That sure is a lot for a bunch of old boards. I may have to get someone to build one for me.
My plans are to have a double front porch, swings and rocking chairs. There will probably be an Indian holding a can of cigars on the front porch as well. The front lobby will set the theme of the hotel with pictures of many famous folks that either lived or visited Adairville. Examples would be Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickenson, Vice President Aaron Burr, Frank & Jessie James, the Youngers, famous soldiers, athletes, artists and others. There will also be a large meeting room for many events held in Adairville that need meeting space.
The rooms will be furnished in the décor of the 1700s and 1800s. They will have pictures and write-ups on the persons being featured in each hotel room. Plans also call for the staff to wear period costumes. The large room on the west side of the hotel will be available for weddings, receptions, parties, fund raiser events, as a venue for events held in the park in case of rain and a monthly entertainment event for the town and county.
Former State Representative Sheldon Baugh must be a very proud man today. As the elder statesman of the Republican Party in Logan County he must be ecstatic that his county voted nearly three to two for the Republicans running for all the statewide offices in Kentucky. Who could ever have imagined Logan County, 75% registered Democrats, voting Republican by such a strong margin. Nearly every precinct in the county voted Republican.
My phone has rung off the wall with callers inquiring what happened. I stopped at five businesses in town today and was asked the same question. What happened? My answer is that 1) the Democrats did not get out and vote in Logan County. The Republicans did! Only 20 percent of the voters in this county even bothered to vote. Shame on the non voters regardless as to what party they vote for. 2) There was a strong anti Obama sentiment in this election and the voters expressed their feelings. 3) As hard as it is to believe some voters did not even know there was an election. 4) Many voters are use to the Democrats being listed first on the ballot and Republicans second. This election it was just the opposite. I would not be a bit surprised if some Democratic voters did not get mixed up and pull the first lever in each statewide race. 5) The straight party lever was also pulled far more for the Republicans. 6) Kentucky has slowly followed in the direction that the other 12 states of the old Confederacy have gone.
The once solid south is solid again. The only difference is that it is now solid for the Republicans. What a difference 50 years has made.
Announcements – The Knob City Church of Christ will hold a Gospel Meeting Sunday November 8 starting at 10 a.m. followed by an afternoon meal. Services will also be held Monday – Wednesday beginning at 7 pm each evening. The public is invited.
The U.S. Weather Bureau lists Closptint, Kentucky as the place in the state receiving the most snow in 2014. 31.7 inches. I do not have a clue where that town is. I will try to research that one.
I had a call today to tell me that The Country Angel was back open in Adairville. Without a doubt one of the finest gift shops in the county. It is located on South Main Street just across from the BP Service Station. There is plenty of parking in the back. I understand that there are some good sales on. There is something for everyone in the family.
The best kept secret in the county, as far as gift shops go, is the one located at the big mulch business down south of Logan County Memorial Hospital on Highway 431 South. I have gone blank but I think it is J&R Mulch. You will be pleasantly surprised when you arrive and see all the nice gifts.
For many years I served on the American Kennel Club’s governing board. I love dogs and other animals. Listed below is the annual list of 10 most popular breeds by registrations. #1 Labrador Retrievers, #2 German Shepherds, #3 Golden Retrievers, #4 Bulldogs, #5 Beagles, #6 Yorkshire Terriers, #7 Poodles, #8 Boxers, #9 French Bulldogs and #10 Rottweiler’s.
The American Kennel Club’s annual list of quietest breeds is listed below. #1 Bulldogs, #2 French Bulldogs, #3 Rottweilers, #4 Siberian Huskies, #5 Shetland Sheepdogs, #6 Bullmastiffs, #7 Akitas, #8 Cane Corsos, #9 Alaskan Melamutes and #10 Whippet. It should be noted that environment and training can also play a major role as to how each pet acts.
Time to go. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email [email protected]