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Corinth lights are for love of season

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

Billy Hill likes Christmas lights.

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Hill, the mayor of Corinth, has been decorating his home for as long as he can remember.

While he doesn’t have a theme, he uses only red and white lights.

“I think it makes them standout,” he said.

Hill’s home on Old Corinth Owenton Road features a horse and carriage, two deer and lighted Christmas wreaths.

“I just like decorating,” he said. “It’s not fancy, but I like it.”

When his neighbor was too ill to string lights, he went over and put them up for her.

Hill said Christmas is his favorite holiday because it celebrates Jesus birth.

“With the economy the way it is, I hope people get back to the true meaning of Christmas because it’s not about the presents,” he said.

Hill said he likes decorating for his grandchildren and others and hopes the spirit catches on.

“Sometimes when one house decorates, maybe, it inspires others to put up some lights and before you know it the whole street is lit up,” Hill said.

The City of Corinth has sponsored a light contest for the last several years. This year the judge’s chose Hill’s house as the winner. The top prize is a gift certificate.

“I don’t do it for the contest or the prize, but really because I love the season,” he said.