I am getting ready to head back to University of Louisville where I teach two courses so I really need to get organized. The garden is still producing and time needs to be spent on turning some of the bounty into things that can be enjoyed during the winter months. I have had the dehydrator going everyday this last week drying apples, peaches, berries, cherry tomatoes and potatoes. Plus, predictions of rising food costs (ironically current reports indicate that grain and sugar prices are affecting prices now and I don’t eat much of that!)
I saw the strangest thing the other day: a bona fide whirlwind? I was taking water to the ewes and lambs mid-day and I looked up to see this swarm of plant material and whatever else was in it- swirl around a viburnum. It was hot out and only the slightest breeze was apparent.
August 7, 1997
The Grant County Ambulance is coming to town. The service, which is owned by St. Luke Hospital, will begin to operate from the Dry Ridge Fire House on Race Street. If things go as planned and the other emergency agencies are receptive, they may consider adding a second ambulance paid crew elsewhere in Grant County.
Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened. Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.
This Another Place In Time photo features
Eloise Sebree Workman.
Eloise grew up in Grant County, with her brothers and sister. She married John Workman after ‘courtin’ in Grant County.
Thanks to Sharon Gabbard for calling in and thanks to Barbara Barker for submitting the photo.
July 24, 1997
St. Elizabeth Hospital has purchased land in Crittenden. The property was purchased for $365,000. This purchase has enabled the authority to retire its debt on the property within two years. “The Grant County Industrial Development Authority is pleased St. Elizabeth plans to expand in Grant County, said Wade Gutman, chairman of the IDA.
Don’t go the Grant County Judicial Center at 224 S. Main in Williamstown on Monday, Aug. 6 and expect to do business because the office will be closed.
Judicial branch employees, including circuit/district court clerks and their employees, will be off work for the first of three furlough days as a result of deep cuts the Kentucky General Assembly made to the court systems budget for the fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
The furloughs will close judicial offices on Aug. 6, Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 of this year.
`The identity of a body discovered in a Crittenden barn was established about a week after the body was discovered.
Police said the body was that of Raymond Cosby, 49, of Independence.
Cosby was a Kenton County insurance agent. Police were looking for Cosby at the time his body was discovered in connection with complaints from an elderly man’s family that said Cosby bilked nearly a half million dollars from their relative.
Cosby was discovered on July 17 in a barn at Lloyd’s Wildlife Area.