Though April showers may come your way………They bring the flowers that bloom in May !
So if it’s raining have no regrets…Because it isn’t raining rain you know, it’s raining violets
What a beautiful spring we are experiencing! A neighbor stopped by as I was working in the yard ( picking up the 10,000 twigs that had fallen) and remarked it’s the prettiest spring she has seen. I agree! and the bright violets sprinkled in the yard remind me of childhood when I would pick a big bouquet for my mother and she would carefully place them in a tiny vase.
Spring brings graduations and celebrations! High school proms will be soon ! I’ve heard alot of chatter about prom dresses and tuxes . Several young folks around Millersburg are ready to move on to new experiences. Brian Hoover, son of the late Robbie Hoover and Jo Brady Hoover will be graduating from Nicholas County High and attending EKU. Robbie was the sanitation plant manager for the City for several years and whenever you talked with him he wanted to tell you about his children. He was so proud of them and his wife Jo.
Congratulations Brian and good luck in all you do! Danielle Barbee, daughter of Penny and Danny Barbee and granddaughter of Lillian and the late Hobart Crump, will be graduating from Bourbon County High and attending BCTC in the fall. Matthew Dampier, son of Danny and Connie Dampier and grandson of Cora Coffey and Kenneth Dampier, will be graduating from Bourbon County High and attending Miami University in Miami, Ohio. Abigal Smoot, daughter of Kelly Smoot and Dr Randy Smoot and our granddaughter, will be graduating from Taylor County High and attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.
Congratulations to Will Wyatt and Hayden Wells ! Will is the son of Beth (Richardson) and B.C. Wyatt and the grandson of Jan Wyatt and Philip Richardson and Jane Richardson. Will attends BOCO High. He was accepted into the Governor’s School for the Arts this summer, where he will be studying musical theatre. Hayden is the son of Kandice and Scott Wells and the grandson of Toni Wells and Monte Wells. Hayden was accepted into the Governor’s Scholar program and will participating in an exciting program at either Morehead State University, or Bellarmine University or Centre College.
KIDS OF THE 80’s, alumni of Millersburg Elementary School, will hold a reunion at old MES on Saturday June 8th !! Lunch will be prepared by Broken Arrow Barbecue. A Facebook page has been set up for more information as it promises to be a fantastic time to reconnect with old friends ! Please RSVP on the COME HOME TO MILLERSBURG page,
Thinking about school days…. from the Bourbon County Scrapbook is an article shared with me featuring Vernita Kenney holding a plate ” that the 1956 graduates of Bourbon Vocational School in Millersburg were given for graduation. 1956 was the last year of bourbon Vocational school before becoming bourbon County High School. There were 75 in the graduating class, 45 girls and 30 boys. On the back of the plate it said ” Congratulations from Wheeler Furniture CO. Your Cavalier Cedar Chest and Bedroom Furniture Dealer. ” All of the girls received a plate and the boys received a Cavalier Cedar Chest. Wheeler Furniture Co was located on the corner of 6th and Main in Paris. ” One small correction — Bourbon County High School that was originally in Millersburg, closed in 1949. Bourbon County Vocational School was located in Paris. But I do like the idea of receiving a cedar chest for a graduation gift!
Amity Lodge #40 will hold their annual Good Friday Fish Fry this Friday at the Lodge beginning at 11 am. Fish, fries, baked beans , slaw and a drink all for only $9.00. they will serve until 6 pm or until they run out of fish !!
Main Street Clean Sweep will be this Friday, April 19th beginning at 9 am Volunteers will meet at the Town Square Park and receive trash bags, gloves, etc and assigned streets to canvas! This is an excellent opportunity to clean up our little village. Please consider volunteering to help — see you at 9 on Friday!
Our walk this morning in the cemetery was brisk and beautiful! The dogwoods Mr. Oscar and Miss Katie Grimes had planted on the perimeter of the little circle are in full bloom! I remembered when the trees were set out and thought what vision they had for the beauty of the cemetery. The bountiful canopy of pink and white blooms provide solace for folks visiting loved ones graves sites.
Don’t forget the annual EASTER EGG HUNT in the Town Square Park provided by the American Legion Post #257. This is much anticipated annual event in Millersburg ! It begins at 1 pm and all are welcome!
The Summer House Venue B and B will hold an open house on April 27th. This venue is the former home of Doc and Sadie Plummer and is currently owned and operated by Gary and Lisa Haubner. The grounds and home are beautiful and so welcoming. Lisa tells me she has had several bookings already and the responses have been so helpful ! B and B’s are an economical and interesting lodging experience. Make plans to attend the open house at 1 pm Saturday the 27th!
Easter is almost here. Millersburg has many beautiful churches and all welcome you! The first established church in Millersburg was the Baptist Church which was organized in 1818, just a few months before the Presbyterian Church. Community Holy Week services are planned — Maundy Thursday – April 18th @ Christian Church 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday – April 19th @ Methodist Church 7:00 p.m.
Sunrise – April 21st @ Baptist Church at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast following the service.
Cares and Concerns
Our warmest thoughts and sympathy to Bill and Cathy (Miller) Wells formerly of Millersburg at the passing of Bill’s mother, Patsy Wells. Mrs. Wells lived in Crestwood and died on April 5, 2019 at the age of 89. She is survived by her children Sarah, Dorothy, Bill, and Greg and nine grandchildren. Her services were held in Crestwood, KY
Our sympathy goes to the family of Sandra Crump, wife of Wilford,” Doodie ” Crump who survives. Sandra Lynn Crump, 64, of Carlisle, passed away April 7, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born to the late James and Dorothy Hawkins on November 6, 1954 in Bourbon County, Ky. She was a member of the Barterville Baptist Church and was employed at Bourbon County Detention Center as a Deputy Jailer, She is also survived by her four children Michael, Shawn, James and Jennifer , ten grandchildren, and her siblings Danny Hawkins and Teresa Vance. Her services were held at Carlisle-Clark Funeral home and burial in the Millersburg Cemetery.
Warm thoughts and sympathy to Dr Linda Linville and family at the passing of Linda’s brother Jerry Hadden. Linda and Wayne lived here for many years and Jerry, as well as other family members, visited often. Jerry is survived by his wife Nancy and three children as well as siblings Tom and Rick Hadden, sisters Carol Ragland and Linda Linville. His services were held at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington.
Our sympathy goes to the family of Gennellar Peterson Price, 74, widow of Reynolds Clark Price, died Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Harrison Memorial Hospital, Cynthiana, KY. She was the daughter of the late William D. “Jack” Peterson and Lula Willoughby Price. She was a store keeper and owner of Barterville Grocery & a member of the Saltwell United Methodist Church. She is survived by a half sister, Hazel Jefferson and she was preceded in death by a half sister, Betty Clines. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Rev. Steven Scherer. Burial was in the Millersburg Cemetery
Several folks in and around the Burg are not enjoying good health. Maybe you could remember them with a visit or a card and of course a smile! It’s surprising what a short visit can do for someone’s day.
Happy Easter to all…. I’ll be ramblin’ on.