Kays Branch News

  • Branch remains busy in preparation for winter

    The weather is changing but very slowly. The theme for this column is bush hogging, cutting wood and policing up the area for cold weather.
    John has cut a large load of wood and stacked it under my porch at the back, so I am ready if it ever turns cold. I have been digging out and spreading small piles of dirt that Adam dug out of the creek when he cleaned it this summer, so if it ever rains again, it will be ready to seed.

  • Warm weather allows for a few more chores

    I must start with corrections this morning. I typed Jerry Urie but it was Jenny Urie who was working at the fair, and I put Bruce instead of Ray that was doing the bush hogging. Bruce had hired someone to do his land. That means nothing to anyone else but Ray and Bruce, but Wanda has to keep me straight.
    Mike and Gwen were very fortunate. They didn’t have anything but a few small limbs broke in their yard and a lot of rain. Wanda said they boarded up the larger windows, just to play it safe, but all is well in their area.

  • Battening down the hatches before winter

    Fall is definitely here. I looked at the thermometer at the kitchen window this morning when I got up, and it was 39 degrees. Fay said it was 41 at her house. It always gets colder in this valley. There is always frost here before it gets to the top of the hills. Fay was talking about losing her flowers before long. I don’t have to worry about mine. They are all plastic. Neither drought nor frost affects them.

  • Branch abuzz following Monterey fair

    Of all the mornings to sleep late, this was not the Monday I should have. I have more news than I know what to do with.
    The Monterey Fair was Saturday. Gene Rose’s Rose-Spicer reunion was Saturday, and the Mt. Vernon Soup was on Sunday. The Ryder Cup was being played on TV from Thursday to Sunday, and Arnold Palmer died Sept. 26, and it was dedicated to his memory.

  • Monterey gets spruced up for homecoming fair

    This week it’s all about The Monterey Fair. Its been in the planning stage for some time but the work really started this week, and I mean work.
    The first of last week Noel Thomas, Barbara, Ray and Wanda started the work of cleaning up the fence rows, edging the sidewalks, using a chain saw on some stuff, weed eating, blowing debris into piles to be shoveled into trucks, cleaning the bank building for the history display, etc.

  • Kay's Branch News | Sept. 21, 2016

    Last Monday as I was typing the column and getting ready for another week, John came and borrowed my van to take his family on an excursion. He, Charity, her daughter Jordan and husband Chad were taking the grandson, Liam, who is 19 months old, to the The Louisville Zoo.

  • A visit from a fan of Kay's Branch News | Aug. 31, 2016

    Aug. 23 was John’s birthday. Thank goodness for the new air conditioners.

  • Son's birthday warrants firing up the oven

    As I begin writing this morning, I’m sitting in long pants and a sweatshirt. The house is still open, and it will warm up as the day progresses, but there is a hint of fall in the air. The grass is still green and growing as I sit here, but fall is definitely on the way.
    Tuesday was John’s 51st birthday, and his only wish was the annual roast beef and veggies and all the trimmings, plus chocolate cupcakes, which meant I had the oven going on Monday and Tuesday, so I welcome the cooler weather.

  • Back to the books for local students

    The 127 Yard Sale is over; the kids are back in school, and high school football will soon begin. The Olympic games have had everyone with a TV glued to their sets this week.

  • This column now written in air conditioning

    Most of the news this week involves the U.S. Hwy. 127 Yard Sale.

    Wanda, along with her mother, brothers and sister, were up to their elbows in it. Joyce loaned her big yard and lot to people to setup. Charles and Tess, with some help from Noel, cooked and served lunch to the visitors and Wanda, Ray and Barbara had wagon loads of “stuff” for sale.