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Kays Branch News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Hunters find success down on the Branch

    Winter is definitely here, 18-degrees yesterday morning and a balmy 22 degrees this morning, but all is well on the Branch.
    Deer season is over and the hunters have gone back to their real life.
    Wanda said she talked to some of the guys at the hunting shack and the unofficial count was 31 or 32. After a slow start, they did pretty well. That was just the count on Cedar Creek Road and the Branch.
    I forgot to mention the Kentucky Book Fair and/or I didn’t know about the Kentucky Voices, held at the old state capitol on Nov. 15.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Rain won’t stop us from getting out

    Woke to a beautiful  Monday morning. There was 3 inches of rain in the gauge this morning.
    Wanda said Noel Thomas said that’s what his gauge read in Monterey and Fay agreed, so the downpour of late Saturday night into the wee hours of Sunday and beyond must have been pretty wide spread.
    Ann and I braved the dire predictions and went to Louisville to see a play at the Brown Theater Sunday afternoon. We say “Tom Jones,” a farce based on Thomas Hardy’s book, was a fun way to spend a gloomy afternoon.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Honor our vets by not making new ones

    The pickup trucks with the orange hatted occupants have turned out in abundance this weekend. Wanda told me this was the start of gun season.
    I kind of guessed that.
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    Bro. Bill was here last week to do some last-minute mowing and fixing some guttering and told me his grandsons would be here over the weekend.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Storm rolls through

    The most exciting thing that has happened on the Branch this week is the high winds and rain we had on Wednesday night and Thursday night last week.
    We had an inch of rain on Wednesday and another on Thursday, but I’m not sure that inch actually hit the ground. The wind was blowing a gale. Luckily there was very little damage here. I had to pick up a lot of small limbs and trash on the yard and one larger limb blew off the tree in the front yard, but it was blown halfway down the yard away from the house.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to catch up on news

    IT WASN’T MY FAULT.
    I didn’t drop it or anything, The little blue light just quit blinking and I was cut off from the outside world.
    Well, I do have a phone, but did you ever have to dictate a full-page column via phone?
    My Hughes Net internet provider went out late Thursday. I thought I could get it fixed on my own. It had been acting a bit hinky for a while but I always managed to get the lights to come on again.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Things starting to slow down here on the Branch

    It really feels like fall this morning. We had three inches of rain over the weekend but missed the bad storms and heavy rain. We did manage to get a load of wood split, hauled in and stacked in the wood shed on Saturday afternoon, but that was the extent of my nod to “gathering nuts for the winter” this week.
    Fay said they did get the Soup Sunday at church in before the rain ran them inside. She said there was a very good crowd and plenty of soup. They were going to start their wood gathering this week but would wait till the woods dried a bit.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fall is definitely here so get out and enjoy it

    I’m not getting up as early on these cloudy, chilly mornings, so I am a bit behind.
    I did catch Fay before they left the house. They have been finishing their haying and running fence around the winter pastures, preparing to move their cattle. It’s not really officially fall but farmers are already getting ready for winter.
    The tobacco crop was beautiful this year and most has already been cut and housed. The fields are being cultivated and laid by for spring.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Sad news for our little community

    When I sent in the column last week, I wrote a note to News-Herald Staff Writer Molly Haines saying I wasn’t writing this week because nothing will have happened till the weekend was over. Well, I was wrong again.
    I took a notion to go car shopping on Wednesday. Ann said she could go with me Thursday morning. She was taking her car up early to be serviced at Toyota and could get off at 10 a.m. to accompany me to Bob Allen Chrysler to “just look.” Then I could take her back to Toyota to pick up her car. That sounded like a plan.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Another summer is nearly done down here

    We’re going in to the last week of summer and Labor Day weekend is upon us.
    I know the calendar says summer doesn’t end till Sept. 21, but the “be all, end all” of weather, Bill Meck, says Labor Day ... it’s Labor Day Weekend.
    He also said it would be hot, hot, hot this week. But then, he said that all week last week and I postponed John’s birthday supper for Friday till his real birthday Sunday afternoon so I wouldn’t have to heat up the kitchen cooking.

  • Kay's Branch News: Fruit trees having a peach of a season around here

    Another slow start this Monday morning.
    My printer is acting up, so I had to write out Wanda’s news in long hand before starting. By that time, it was too late to call Fay. I did see her a few minutes on Sunday morning. She stopped on her way to church to leave me a large sack of corn. They have been working in their corn this week. She is such a good neighbor. She always remembers me, who no longer attempts to put in a garden and must rely on the kindness of my neighbors.
    Wanda had been busy this week too.