The thaw finally came this week. We can only hope that this is the last of the snow and spring is right around the corner. I don’t know about you but I kind of wish they would give Punxsutawney Phil a little nip on February 1st and he would sleep right through Groundhog Day. I would love an early spring.
The big news in Adairville this week is the older water tank sprang a leak during the thaw and then another and another and another and another and I am not sure what the last count was. The first one was spotted on Sunday morning and as I sit here writing on Wednesday night, it is still leaking. Hopefully by the first of next week, it will have emptied of water and it can be examined and repaired. The tank is old and probably just rusted through, just not sure right now.
Condolences go out to the family of Gracie England. A fine lady, who along with Mr. Herman raised a great family that will miss her immensely. The entire community will miss her. Prayers for all the family.
Also, condolences to April Kutzman in the loss of her grandmother.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Well, this country coffee bottom girl had the opportunity of her life this week. Martha Jane King called a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to come to the State of the Commonwealth address and go to the Governors’ Mansion afterwards. Well, I jumped at the chance and off I go to Frankfort on Tuesday. I met Martha Jane, Dylan Byrum and Matthew Bailey in the Capitol Rotunda at 6:30. We go up to the Representatives Chambers and she puts me in a seat of one of the representatives that will not be coming and lo and behold I am on the front row. Sitting on the Chamber floor, I felt so honored and enchanted. Then as the justices came in and greeted everyone as they were finding their seats, I was able to speak to Justice Cunningham, you could have knocked me over. Martha Jane came over and said because of where I was sitting, the camera to the right of the podium would probably catch me as well, so I should watch for the red light. I was glad she told me so I wouldn’t do anything that would embarrass me. Well, the Speaker of the House comes in, then the President Pro Tem of the Senate and finally Governor Bevin. Well, Republican or Democrat, like him or not, he gave an impressive speech. Afterward we walked across the street to the Governor’s Mansion and as I climbed the steps I felt like I was going to the Ball. The architecture and the beauty of both the Capitol and the Mansion are breathtaking. I was able to meet our new Governor at the mansion and tell him where Adairville is. Martha Jane has taught me so much in my tenure as Mayor. I am so impressed with her willingness to work with whatever Administration is in office because of her passion for her constituents and their needs. This is one of the things I have learned, we are elected by the people to serve them and to accomplish anything, e must work together. Martha Jane, thank you for giving this Coffee Bottom Girl the night of her life.
A Hui Hou Kā’Kou
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
To contact Donna Blake about the Adairville News, call 270-772-2175.