It has been so fantastic to see the sun for the past two days!! as the wife of a farmer I am very aware that it has rain alot!! and there is MUD everywhere! The farmers and the livestock are sick of it yet they keep on keepin on day after day…… so we can enjoy a good supper and they can pay their bills. Thank you to all the farmers !
As I was working in the library at the Civic Center last week, I noticed some really nice books on many different crafts. We have been so blessed with donations from the schools and folks around the community. Thank you to each and everyone ! Currently, we are not accepting any more books as we don’t have the room. What a wonderful dilemma to be in ! Our library has a wonderful variety from childrens to tweens, to novels to non fiction, to cook books to religious books and even a far supply of reference books. Thanks to the BoCo Library there are four computers with internet connection for our residents to use! The library is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday ( during business hours at the Civic Center) . We also stock the little library that the FRYSC ladies built and is located at the Millersburg Apartments.
The front lobby has a “second time around” box that is filled with magazines and paper back books. You are welcome to stop by and take some home to enjoy !
At the February community potluck, Mrs. Betsy Smith from Cynthiana, gave a presentation on Jemima Boone. She was fantastic!! Young and old who gathered really enjoyed Jemima’s story . Mrs. Smith is part of the KY Humanities Council in Lexington who present the Chautauqua speakers. Since its beginning in 1992, Kentucky Chautauqua® has brought to life more than 70 people from Kentucky’s past – both famous and unknown. Chautauqua performers travel to schools and community organizations throughout the state delivering historically accurate dramatizations of Kentuckians who made valuable contributions. After her presentation, Mrs. Smith stayed for questions and pictures , both of which made a great ending to our evening. The community pot luck is the first Friday of each month and all are welcome! We gather at the Civic Center at 7 p.m. with our favorite dish and a friend or two and enjoy a delicious meal and great fellowship!
Cora and I had a great visit with David Cobb of Frankfort. David is a former MMI Cadet and he loves the history as much as we do! He brought so many fantastic articles and an old 1926 Sniper for the museum. It was a wonderful morning sharing memories and recalling things we had forgotten!! Cora has been on the search for a good picture of Rankin Hall and he had one! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and your keepsakes of days gone by!
The Millersburg Garden Club is planning a fantastic and exciting year with the theme “Gardening with Elegance”. This theme automatically made me think of Mrs. Ruth Layson !! She loved the Garden Club and I think would’ve loved the theme as elegance was her goal. She only grew white flowers because “they were elegant in any arrangement!” Founded in 1928, the Millersburg Garden Club offers program and speakers that inspire its members to create gorgeous arrangements. Often, events in the Burg are the recipient of their hard work and amazing talents. Last summer new barrels for Main Street were purchased and planted by Garden Club members. This winter, greenery filled the barrels and were accented by gorgeous red bows! Jan Wasson and Janis McCarty are the co-presidents this year . The club meets the second Tuesday of the month. New members and visitors are welcome . For more information, contact Jan at 859-707-8206 or Janis at 859-619-2037
The Senior Citizens Center in Paris brings a hot lunch to folks in Millersburg who pre register at the Center every Thursday. The Senior Center offers many terrific programs at their building in Legion Park for Bourbon County Seniors. To register for the Thursday lunch in Millersburg, call the Center and get your name on the list by Wednesday of the week you will participate. All are encouraged to be a part of the Thursday Lunch Bunch that gathers in the Community Room at the Civic Center at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
The Community Room is the old Kindergarten room – first room on the left as you go down the hall. It’s a place for meetings, come sit a spell and read a book where it is well lit and warm, to work on the ongoing jigsaw puzzles ( do you have any to donate ?), share a sack lunch with friends or neighbors, wait on a friend while they “do their walking in the gym and hall” …….
The Chautauqua Days Festival committee has begun to make plans for this years festival. If you are interested in participating as a vendor or would like to be on the committee please call Deenise Waller at 707-4286. It takes many folks to make a great festival !!
Folks move on sometimes and we will miss them! Joan and Harry Spickler have moved to Paris. Joan tells me it’s a one level home and just perfect for them. Joan and Harry came to Millersburg shortly after we did and our kids were all ‘kinda’ the same age. Margy is the oldest, Jennifer and Anna were buddies and Freddy was a little younger than Randy and in our Cub Scout troop. We have had some good times together and the Spicklers were wonderful Millersburgians…..They will be missed my many! But…… Millersburg welcome Terry and Kevin Smith to Millersburg! Terry is the administrator of Bourbon Christian Academy and Kevin is the CEO of Community Ventures. They purchased the Spickler, nee McDaniel house, on Vimont Street and are currently preparing to move in. Welcome !!
and welcome to Tammy Hardwick and family ! Tammy purchased the Cline house, nee Monroe Leer house, on Vimont Street. Tammy is an active mom and tells me she is so excited for spring to get here so she can get out in the yard !
Welcome to the Burg!! we are happy you chose Millersburg for your home!
Thank you Brother David Dupree and the Methodist Church for hosting a memorial service for Joe Banks. Joe lived in the church basement and did quite a bit to keep the church and the premises clean. Several folks attended the service and it was good to hear their memories of a man that had few words but a big heart. RIP Joe.
Do you recycle? It really is a good practice …. it will be sad when in just a few years our grandchildren dig in the ground to set a base for their fort/hideout and run into something plastic or a metal can! The City offers cans at the back of the Civic Center to place your paper, cardboard, cans and or plastics in. The cans are marked recycle and the City employees take it to the recycle center in Paris. Let’s all do our part to protect the environment .
The City Council voted in January to meet twice a month from February to October. The meetings are held at the Civic Center at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month and all are welcome!
Congratulations to Matthew Dampier, grandson of Cora Ham Coffey. Matthew has been a member of the academic team at BCHS and they have had an amazing year ! Matthew has chosen Miami of Ohio as his college choice for next year!! Good luck in all you do Matthew !!
It has been a fun fall/winter watching Nicholas play basketball with the recreation teams. About the 5th game, he informed me he was going to play “offense ” and “defense” I asked what that was and he smiled at me and stated “one you have the ball – one you don”t” !! He , as many of the little ones playing – ages 5-7 – had never played Bball and it was so rewarding to see the coaches “coach” and coax and help them get better and better – all while having fun! Coach Hillary was great and I also enjoyed watching Coach Damion Bartrum and his team . Sheila and Dennis were there to cheer his team and their grandsons, Jacob and Matthew on too! This grandparent job is the best!
It is the responsibility of every resident to keep their property in decent condition. A committee appointed by the Mayor in 2015 has been working diligently to identify properties in town that are either Blighted, Vacant or Abandoned. These properties are not only an eye sore but de-value the properties in their vicinity. There is a criteria that the assessments are based on and once identified, the Council tries to act on getting them cleaned up. If the property owner will not address the problem , the City has to act . There is a major expense to do this yet, to entice folks to our town, it must be done as efficiently as possible. Currently seven properties have been addressed and either torn down or cleaned up. There are several more that are on the list. This committee meets quarterly at the Civic Center. Officer Rick Elkin is Millersburg’s Code Enforcement officer and he is doing a great job too. Their hard work is appreciated and hopefully soon, Millersburg will notice a great difference.
and to that note ….. property taxes were due by February 28th.
Cares and Concerns
Our warmest thoughts and sympathy go to John Ritchie and family at the passing of his sister Aleitha Davis. Mrs. Davis died Saturday March 9th at the Georgetown Community Hospital. Besides John and Sue and family she is survived by her children Emmett , Thomas, Steven and Lisa, and their families, and her sister Ester Myers of Carlisle and other brother Denny Ritchie of Paris. Her services were at the Hinton Turner Funeral Home in Paris.
Mrs. Nancy Mason was a familiar face in Millersburg and her passing on March 6, 2019 will leave a void on the retelling of Millersburg’s past. Mrs. Nancy and her late husband knew quite a bit of Millersburg history and the folks that were here and they were my go to folks for that information. She is survived by her children Buddy, Beverly and Jimmy and their families. Our warmest thoughts and sympathy goes to all who knew and loved her.
Our sympathy goes to the family of Mr. Robert Burchell who passed away Monday February 25th at Bourbon Heights. Mr Burchell and his family lived off Steele Ford road and Mr. Burchell was a familiar face in the Burg. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Peel Burchell and children, Matt Burchell (Angelica), Candy Teegarden and grandson, Jared Teegarden , Brenda Isaac-Roe and grandson, Codie Roe, Calvin Isaac (Carlotta) and Mary Ann Banta as well as his siblings, Jean Cox, Judy Abney (Clarence), Tina Mahanes (Tommy), David Burchell (Nell) , Pat Asher, Mary Ann Rainey (Paul), and Phillip Burchell (Sharon). Our warmest thoughts and sympathy go to the family and friends. His arrangements were at Hinton Tuner Funeral Home.
Continued positive thoughts to Elizabeth McCord Florence as she battles cancer. This young lady is strong and is determined to be healthy really soon! Our prayers are with you Elizabeth and with your family too.
Warm wishes go out to all the home bound and the folks that just don’t feel like getting out every day. Our neighbors sometimes become shut ins due to the weather. Remember to check in on them or send a happy day card to let them know you are thinking about them~
Happy early St Patricks Day to you and Happy Birthday to my favorite youngest brother, Kurt and to special friends and Ramblins member in Nova Scotia, Miss Ruthie!
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I’ll be ramblin on……. Lorrain