Winter storm causes both thankfulness and concern

February 2, 2016
From the Publisher Jay Nolan

From the Publisher
Jay Nolan

Do you remember where you were last Friday night? Snow was falling, and had been falling all day. It fell faster than I can remember seeing in over the half century I have been alive. And it was cold, not bitter cold, but below freezing. In fact, Friday night I was very grateful for our warm fireplace!

But not everyone was sitting warmly by the fire like me. Magistrate Jason Lake and some of Knox County’s road crew employees were out clearing the roads. It was dark, cold and, “The snow was so heavy, I was afraid a snow-covered tree was going to fall over on my father-in-law’s truck.” Jason told me.

Talking to Jason reminded me of all those who had to work for the city, county or state the storm forced to battle the elements to serve and protect us. This past week there were also lots of folks working extra hours at Barbourville Utilities, Cumberland Valley RECC, and several other places. I think all involved deserve a big “Thank you” for their hard work!

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