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Correspondence from L.S. York – Part 2

Posted August 7, 2019 at 8:12 am

“Based upon the sagacious singularity of life back in the days when ridge runners not only had no place to go, but nothing to do when they got there.”

Between January 1939 and December 1967, Allan Trout wrote a popular daily column in the Louisville Courier-Journal. “Greetings” focused on folklore, humor and “barnyard science” and attracted a loyal following and regular correspondence between Trout and his readers. For years, one such correspondent was L.S. York of Albany.

Leander Sylvester York was a merchant and postmaster before embarking in 1897 on a 35-year career as a school teacher in Clinton, McCreary and Wayne counties, and in South Georgia. He served as Superintendent of Clinton County schools from 1922 to 1929.

In Trout’s June 27, 1945 column, he wrote: “About

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    Correspondence from L.S. York – Part 1

    “Based upon the sagacious singularity of life back in the days when ridge runners not only had no place to go, but nothing to do when they got there.”

    Between January 1939 and December 1967, Allan Trout wrote a popular daily column in the Louisville Courier-Journal. “Greetings” focused on folklore, humor and “barnyard science” and attracted a loyal following and regular correspondence between Trout and his readers. For many of those years, one such correspondent was L.S. York of Albany.

    Leander Sylvester

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    Smitty’s 1st Annual Summer Jam

    It was a big night for CW Steele and Albany on that hot summer night in 1980 when the band played its now-legendary concert at Smitty’s Drive-In. The lot behind the restaurant where we sat up the stage, a flat bed trailer, was standing room only. The parking lot there was full, as was the big one across the road at Albany Stockyards. A continuous flow of traffic encircled the well-known restaurant for what seemed like hours that day and evening. The carhops were kept busy, as were those working

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    The Impact Clinton County Fair Special Needs Day Had On Me

    By Kelly Guffey

    Clinton County Fair Board

    The life of a carny is not an easy one. Between traveling mostly year round, setting up and taking down a show in a matter of hours, and being away from family and friends, living the carny life, as you can imagine, can be a stressful one.

    Growing up you hear all kinds of stereotypes about all kinds

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    May Day,

    Hay Day

    by Tammy Waid McClellan

    May Day Hay Day

    I can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. I absolutely love living in Clinton County and just this week I stopped to make a picture of my neighbor working his hay and take in a fresh breath of newly cut hay. Working in hay is an art and one that I enjoy seeing as I drive around rural America.

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    The Weber boys defended our country

    by John A. Weber

    My mother was very proud of her six sons who served in the military.

    The oldest, Earl, served in the Navy. Ervin was in the Army over in Germany towards the end of the war. Edwin and Elvin served in the Army in Korea.

    John and Wilbur served in the Air Force during the Korean War but could not be in Korea

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    A day in the life of John Fuller . . .

    by John Fuller

    A day in the life of 89 year old John Fuller who lives at the end of the road overlooking Dale Hollow Lake.

    (My) day starts at five a.m. I give thanks to God and coffee time, watch the night fade into daylight. I have many windows, each one has a story to tell.

    First window, three deer grazing in the field

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    Coach Lois Haddix

    A coach, a mentor, a friend . . .

    Janie Upchurch Gibson

    Clinton County News Associate Editor/Office Manager

    Former Lady Bulldog Statistician

    Coach, Mrs. Lois Haddix, passed away last week at age 83 in Berea, her actual hometown. Thankfully for all of us who knew and loved her, she made a stop in Clinton County and called it home for many years as well.

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    School shootings raise debates

    by Brooke Wright,

    Recent school shootings raise debates on gun control

    Jerry Hester, a 64-year-old retiree from Bowling Green sat outside JC Penney in Greenwood Mall talking to a group of friends. He reminisced on hunting when he was younger.

    Hester said he has always been familiar with guns in his lifetime.“When I grew up, we had BB guns at about seven,” he said. “At 11, we had a .410, and after that we had

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