Around Town: Keep your eyes on the 'straight' lines

September 08, 2003|ANNABEL GIRARD

The joke didn't last long, but a few people had a good laugh driving over the newly opened viaduct.

Initially, the white lines were put down with tape that didn't stick all that well. The tape didn't stay in straight lines. A reader mentioned it could get dangerous if you actually tried to stay with the yellow lines, which went off at angles.

Maybe drivers were being directed to look at the "church window" design that was put back in railings after an effort to retain the old character of the bridge was made by the Heart of Danville.

A quick check on Thursday found permanent, straight white lines had gone down.

Navy gave anchor to DHS

Just in case you've ever wondered, the anchor at Danville High School arrived on campus in August 1975.

The anchor was from the USS Cascade and came to Danville through the courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Navy.


Battle of Perryville featured on "Kentucky Life"

Last year's commemoration of the Battle of Perryville will be one of the features on "Kentucky Life" which can be seen at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on KET1 and at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 on KET2.

Dave Shuffett, who is host of the program, spent time at the 140th anniversary of the Civil War battle that was fought in and around Perryville. KET says viewers will "experience the sights and sounds of battle at the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, one of the nation's best-preserved Civil War sites."

One reason re-enactors like to come to the Perryville event is because they are able to "fight" the battle on part of the actual battlefield.

Pet Peeve

The governor's visit to Danville to officially re-open the restored viaduct didn't sit well with one reader.

The Department of Transportation gave out about six shirts for local dignitaries to wear. The shirts had a "Bridge Preservation Project" emblem on them.

The reader said that with budget constraints as well as some internal problems in the Transportation Cabinet, buying shirts to hand out "that will only be used one time" was a waste of taxpayers' money. "How many shirts do they buy in a day?"

Another bone of contention was that two of those who received the shirts told the reader that they were told to be sure and wear the shirts because they shouldn't be better dressed than the governor.

Random Act of Kindness

An elderly woman recently lost cash she was carrying with her in an envelope as she did her shopping.

After looking carefully, she was not able to find it. Her son-in-law then drove back to every place she had gone that day in hopes of finding the envelope with the cash.

He found it. The envelope had been dropped at Aldi's and employees kept it, feeling confident the owner would be back looking for it.

Contact Me

If you have a Pet Peeve or Random Act of Kindness you want to share, mail them to me at P.O. Box 149, Danville, 40423-0149; call me at 236-2551 or (800) 428-0409; or reach me through e-mail,

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