Weaving through the rooms of Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield, crowds waited in line for hours to pay their respects to Marion Creech, a community icon and role model for many.
“You could just sense and feel the amount of respect that so many people had for Marion,” and his wife, Judy, said Nelson County Extension Agent Ron Bowman, who delivered the eulogy at Creech’s funeral.
One could imagine that after 50 years of Communist rule and hostile relations with its neighbor, Cuba would not welcome Americans with open arms. But when Fred and Lyda Moore, among 700 passengers of the Adonia, arrived in Havana’s harbor, people were there to greet them like old friends.
“People were crying, taking our pictures, holding up their children, trying to touch us, just saying, ‘Thank you, Americans! Thank you for coming,’ ” Lyda said.
A performance by Cherrywood Drive is comparable to channel surfing — something a little different each time. The up-and-coming Bardstown band, comprising three local high school students, does not limit itself to a single genre, but rather plays a mix.
“We pretty much play anything from Johnny Cash to Metallica,” said Landon Helton, lead guitarist.
Influenced by various artists in the country and rock genres, as well as other performers, Helton said each member contributes their own style.
When Shirley Marshall’s husband passed away in 2010, she was left with heartache and an overwhelming collection of items the two had obtained during their 54 years of marriage.
“When you don’t move for 31 years, you accumulate a lot of stuff,” Marshall said. But when she was on her own, she decided she didn’t need nor want all of those material possessions. She wanted to downsize.