LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
To the editor:
On July 9, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in East Bernstadt, the home of 94-year-old Hazel Harrison and the late Herman Harrison’s home burned. The family and friends and “Granny” would like to thank the emergency response teams for keeping her safe and staying safe themselves. Herman was a pastor at Lines Creek Baptist Church years ago and Hazel was a foster mother to many here in the area. She has lost 70 years of memories.
To hear Granny tell how she escaped out of her fiery, smoky house and how gracious and nice the fire response team was to her is amazing! Granny tells of weddings held in her home, children running in and out! We miss seeing her on that old porch with her switch when we drive by. Granny is doing OK, safe and sound in the love and care of her family. But if you knew her, Miss Independent wants to go home. Help us help her! We need information and help with the unfortunate removal of her home and a replacement. There was no insurance. Family and friends are asking for any suggestions or ideas. Also, thanks to everyone for their donations. Hazel is overwhelmed by folks’ generosity.
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
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(Recently) my cat died at the animal hospital, because dogs are able to run loose in the area — three dogs, two of them without a dog tag one. The other has a tag which was stolen from around my dog’s neck and placed on the third. I called the dog pound, when I learned there is no dog tag required in Laurel County. If so, why did I have to pay for one on my dog? They said they couldn’t do anything unless I was able to catch the dogs, and then call the animal warden to come get them. I called Noah Baker, the magistrate for my area, and never received an encouraging word.
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the first annual 5K Race for Justice on Oct. 9. We at the London Department of Public Advocacy and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office are truly appreciative of all of the runners who came out, and would like to particularly honor the American veterans who ran with us that morning, showing their support for London’s Welcome Home to Vietnam Veterans. We are honored to have had the opportunity to host our race in support of that event.
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I know we are going to save the Pennington House. That’s a no-brainer!
Churches challenged to give $100 per month to shelter
My name is Brother Johnny Jervis. I have pastured in and around Laurel County for many years. I am a former board member of the Christian Shelter for the Homeless Inc. in London, and I continue to support that ministry.
Former resident proud of his hometown
My wife and I visited friends and relatives in your area for 10 days in early October, as we have done many times over the years. I grew up in Laurel County but left at age 18 and never lived here since. That is not necessarily by my choosing, but career choices lead me to other places. However, Laurel County has always been “home” to me.
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