Letters to the Editor

August 3, 2010

‘Granny’ thankful for all who helped when house burned

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.

Ova Haley


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Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
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