Kays Branch News

  • Deer hunting season in full swing on the Branch

    It was 28 degrees on the Branch this morning. It’s always a little colder here in the valley than the surrounding area.
    Deer hunting season is in full swing. All the Whitesburg contingency are at the hunting shack. I heard the shotguns in the distance. We don’t allow hunting our farm. It’s just too narrow and we have three houses with vulnerable windows to protect, but there are lots of deer and they know a “free zone” and congregate on our land.

  • Country was united as one during WWII

    The days are getting shorter and colder.
    Wanda’s favorite pastime, fishing, has about come to an end till next spring. She and Barbara went to Elmer Davis Lake last week, on one of those mild day to wet a line.
    Wanda said it was slow going, but they did catch enough for supper. It was just nice to be out on the water and spending time with her sister. She and Ray went back to the Game Farm to try their luck over the weekend, but the wind was so cold they gave up and packed it in. They did catch a few fish. The fishing poles are stored for the winter.

  • Let me get through Thanksgiving first

    Probably the biggest weekend in this part of Kentucky since the ending of World War II, has just passed without a major disaster.
    The Breeders’ Cup weekend, Halloween and a UK football game, colliding on the same weekend. I take my hat off to the planning and law enforcement groups  that  made it happen.
    I, for one wouldn’t have been in the Lexington area for all the gold in Ft. Knox, if there is still any gold there. But everybody else seemed to have a great time.

  • Ky. weather has something for everyone

    It’s really starting to look and feel like fall on the Branch.
    It was 39 when I got up on Sunday morning and 43 Monday morning. It is always colder in this valley than any place else.
    Everyone is busy finishing up outdoor chores and putting away equipment. The bush hogging is done at Bruce and Fay’s and they are cutting wood for winter. John has been dropping trees and cutting them into burning lengths. Ann and I helped split, load and haul two loads of wood to my wood lot on Sunday afternoon.

  • Weather holds out for wedding...almost

    My week has been fairly dull. The second week of the month is always my “off week,” no card games.
    The third Tuesday and the third Friday fell in the same week this month, so my social life is picking up. This week was filled with chores and mowing. We shall skip to Wanda’s news.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 12, 2015

    This has been a hectic week. I awoke Wednesday morning to a siren going up the road. I really didn’t wake up for that one, but in a minute or so there went another one, and another.
    By that time, 5:00 a.m., I was awake and went out on the screened in porch to see what was happening. I saw the sky to the left of my road light up over the tree line. Fire!

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 5, 2015

    The U.S. 127 Yard Sale is this week.
    As I was going to church Sunday, I saw that Billy Ballenger had his flat-bed trailer out and already loaded up with his offerings for this week.
    The signs were out at Joyce’s house advertising space for people to set up. The New-True Clan is organized and ready for the influx of visitors. Charles will be making the burgoo that David always made in years past. Fay said they were undecided on whether they would make the trip down 127 this year.

  • Kay's Branch News, July 8, 2015

    Sorry about last week. My Computer lost Internet service sometime over the weekend and was offline till Wednesday.
    I thought Harley had chewed the line but it must have been the electric storm we had, because the men who came to repair it did it from inside on the computer. They were here and gone in less than an hour. Even if the computer was functioning I couldn’t have typed the column.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 22: Spring in full bloom on the Branch

    The old adage, “April showers bring May flowers” seems to be working. I was lamenting the fact that my forsythia didn’t bloom this year. It seems it always gets colder in this valley.
    The trees hadn’t leaved out and it was raining almost every day. Teri came on Thursday to help me clean the basement and set up for the card party, Hand and Foot, on Friday. The sun came out and we had a very nice day.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 1: A week of ups and down on the Branch

    This has been one heck of a week.
    Well, it started normally. I went to Frankfort on Wednesday to play dominoes and run my errands.
    Wednesday evening I got a call from my cousin saying her daughter and friend were bringing her to the celebration of my oldest cousin’s 85th birthday and they were staying at my house on Friday. Melony isn’t always too sure of dates so I told her that wasn’t till next week, but they are still driving down from Savoy, Ill to stay here and go to Mt. Olivet from here on Saturday.