Whitesburg KY
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Bakery brings business to town

I want to begin this week asking for prayers for the Elliot family. Hugh Elliot, formerly of Bullitt County just outside our area, and his two grandsons, Conner, age 7, and Austin, age 9, were killed in a house fire on Jan. 11 at Mr. Elliot’s home in South Carolina.

Also please pray for Hanna. Her last name hasn’t been released but she is the 14-year-old girl who was with friends attempting to retrieve a basketball on one of our busiest intersections. She slipped underneath a car that struck her and she was dragged 10-15 feet. She is at Kosair’s. Bardstown

Rain drizzle and cold temperatures started our week and continued through the weekend. Temperatures however, have been back up to the 60s as the new week began.

Belated happy birthday wishes go out to Kacky Tingle, Jerrica Rayburn, Dave Wathen, Rick Ludka, Tracy Cissell, Crystal Stidham of Whitesburg, Jackie Castellano, Jim Huber, and Dean Smith.

Happy birthday wishes to my aunt, Alma York, on Feb. 7 and also Naoma Sturgill on Feb. 23.

Town has been very busy lately as the new bakery Sugar Buzz has began getting more attention. Since it is on our main street, 3rd Street in the historic district, it is becoming very popular.

From time to time we’ve encountered tourists visiting our area. We’ve met several couples from Illinois and at least one from New York and Connecticut.

Our KFC recently shut down, and another new KFC will be taking its place in 4-6 months. Dollar General will be moving farther out on Bloomfield Road.

The Ghost Trek with Patti Starr will be beginning in April through Halloween every Saturday night at The Old Talbott Tavern. The cost is $15 and on a restless night for the spirits, it is well worth the fee.

Everyone is talking about the weather recently, as winter has been short and we’ve had only one true snow and it was gone the next day because it was 45 degrees by 9 a.m. We have, however, had a lot of rain.

Howie’s brother, Dean, in Colorado told us that they had 8 ½ inches of snow by 8 a.m. Friday morning, and that it wasn’t supposed to stop snowing for 24 hours. At least someone is having normal weather.

A lot of people are excited and happy with it, while others are wary of it and thinking perhaps the Mayans could be right or at least close with their calculations. Most are skeptical of the predictions, however, as perhaps they just ran out of stone to create the calendar and archeologists haven’t uncovered the second carved stone to show that.

That seems to be all of the news for this week. May God bless you and keep you safe.

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