He's an electrician now, they have two kids and are doing well, which I was pleased to hear. Funny thing, Sunday night a random thought popped in my head about Eric and Lisa. No reason for it really, and the next day he'd contacted me via Facebook. Spooky.
I have to admit, although not to Alan and Amy Turner who first turned me onto Facebook, that the results have been a pleasant surprise to me.
â?¢ Jessamine County's 9 percent unemployment rate came as a surprise to me. I figured the numbers were up, but ever since I relocated to Jessamine County in December 2005 it has usually been among the lowest in the Commonwealth. Jessamine Economic Authority Director Wayne Foster was nearly at a loss of words to explain it. Last Thursday, I attended an economic forum at Asbury College, and am hopeful the prognostication of some of the panelist that the pendulum will eventually swing in the other direction will take place. It's a scary time folks.
â?¢ I don't envy my sports editor, Casey Castle, during this time of year. Speaking as a former sports editor at a small daily in Corbin, April means the start of the spring sports season, and it also means the start of rainouts. It's tough to put a sports section together when the teams are not on the field or the track. I recall a couple instances in Corbin when rainouts hindered my sports section. Once I ran a picture of the Williamsburg High School baseball field which was underwater; it only had the tip of the scoreboard showing. That was my lead picture. Another time, I got so desperate that I ran a few photos of Hazard Championship Wrestling. Desperate times, sometimes call for desperate measures.
â?¢ Thursday, at the Tractor Supply parking lot, several public safety personnel from Jessamine County will take part in Gavin's Cause by shaving their heads. Gavin is a little boy diagnosed with cancer. It should be a fun event, and more importantly, it's for a good cause. It begins at 1:30 p.m.