Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81699 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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Anne

Paris, TN

#94942 Dec 18, 2013
Hello. Misty! Seems like I'm the only one not in tune with my ancestors :-(
My grandfathers mother passed when he was a very young 7(?) with 3 younger siblings and several older brothers. The two least ones past the next winter simply because the dad just couldn't care for them properly. So sad. I really don't remember any of grandpas family ever being mentioned except for a sister. It's like the family fell apart/exploded without a mother.

Mississippi Man: you've got that right! The topics range all over the place! Just toss out a subject and its surprising how it can take off in about any direction. I've enjoyed reading and learning about things I never dreamed of searching out on my own.

“Nothing is as it appears to be”

Since: Dec 13

My Happy Place

#94943 Dec 18, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
@ Dual..........hey, welcome to our little society. Now I'm not the new kid on the block anymore. Very glad to have you ......and just do as I do. Just write down about anything (?....well,...) that comes to your mind. It seems to keep us all steered away from the.....unforgiven. I've thought at times if the others are wondering....."where's that yo-yo come'n from?"??
Thanks for the warm welcome, Mississippi Man. I am enjoying the conversation here. It feels like a touch of home.

“Nothing is as it appears to be”

Since: Dec 13

My Happy Place

#94944 Dec 18, 2013
Anne wrote:
Dual Reality& AW, I would love to take time and do family research. My sister has done some research and found where one great-great came from Germany but that's about the sum of our knowledge. Then i also know another came from Ireland. So I guess we could be potato famine refugees like so many are. Where did you guys have the most success in finding information? I've wondered about all the information the Mormans have in Salt Lake but haven't taken the time to check it out. Then too it may all be at the tips of my fingers online, well, I'm sure it is.. Lol, but any suggestions would be appreciated .
Anne, my research has been off and on through the years. I started out spending hours in libraries looking at old census records on micro film. At times I traveled to places where I knew my ancestors lived and searched through whatever local archives were available. I would sometimes find information such as deeds and other legal documents in court houses, old newspaper clippings in libraries and the local historical societies. I visited lots of cemeteries, too. It was like treasure hunting and I had a lot of fun doing it. I might search for a long time and find nothing, but when I found one nugget of information it would keep me going again for a long time. As soon as I got my first computer I immediately subscribed to Ancestry.com and that opened up a whole other world of records. I will warn you, it can be very addicting, but at least it's an addiction that isn't harmful to your health.:-)
Anne

Paris, TN

#94945 Dec 19, 2013
Dual Reality wrote:
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Anne, my research has been off and on through the years. I started out spending hours in libraries looking at old census records on micro film. At times I traveled to places where I knew my ancestors lived and searched through whatever local archives were available. I would sometimes find information such as deeds and other legal documents in court houses, old newspaper clippings in libraries and the local historical societies. I visited lots of cemeteries, too. It was like treasure hunting and I had a lot of fun doing it. I might search for a long time and find nothing, but when I found one nugget of information it would keep me going again for a long time. As soon as I got my first computer I immediately subscribed to Ancestry.com and that opened up a whole other world of records. I will warn you, it can be very addicting, but at least it's an addiction that isn't harmful to your health.:-)
The ancestry.com . Is the app I put on my iPhone and i do love my iPhone but the acreen is simply too small for that type of research. Yesterday I "reclaimed " my laptop (grandson had taken ir over) and had it cleaned up so the possibilities are there. I had piddled with this on a small scale and know a little but Maybe after the holidays I can start on this. And yes, I've heard it's addicting. Lol
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#94948 Dec 19, 2013
Ahhh, my information is very little. I would like to do some thorough research myself. I am stuck on the Native American lineage though. My great,great grandmother came from a tribe in North Carolina in the 1800's. My Paternal side is full blooded Scotsmen. Hehe. The men work hard and like their alcohol. Partner's paternal side is riddled with British spies. Now, that's a mystery indeed;) Guess, that's future researching to do.
Anne

Owensboro, KY

#94950 Dec 19, 2013
Misty , its been very quiet here today! I've done a bit of traveling and I'm calling it a night. Strep throat has hit my household and hopefully I've escaped that.
The grand kids paternal side are mostly Cherokee but it seems to me they are of the BlackFoot tribe, especially after being barefoot all day! Lol.
As far as having spies, etc in our past, no one has ever mentioned it to us. If my mom wouldn't even acknowledge that a neighbor was expecting a baby, she would never tell a story on her own family! Lol
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#94951 Dec 19, 2013
Unlike ya all, I'm not all that into my background I guess. There is a nephew in the famdamly that has a degree in computer science. He's dug so-o-o-o deep and far back that I just have to think......so what. But a lot of the others seem interested. Now for what this is worth, my Mom's Daddy came across the water from Sweden on a cargo ship and stayed. He played the drums and was killed in a tavern in Gillespie, Ill.,......ended his story! My great-Grandpa, Christopher Columbus ____ on Dad's side was the one I mentioned awhile back that was shown with his union (!) troupe in a pix atop Lookout Mt. His Daddy came over from Germany......guess that's where I got the former taste for beer. Oh, there's others but I'll never hear their stories in the night so that's that!........Oh!,........excep t for 1/2 Uncle Johnny who must have been total gypsy, always gone .....everywhere. He was a good-hearted feller though. Offered to give me a '51 Chevy, two-door hardtop one time. Hummp!...the folks wouldn't hear of it! But music did drift down from both sides of the family and durn if I didn't catch about 98% of it and the other seven got the rest. I wasn't good-hearted.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#94952 Dec 19, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
Unlike ya all, I'm not all that into my background I guess. There is a nephew in the famdamly that has a degree in computer science. He's dug so-o-o-o deep and far back that I just have to think......so what. But a lot of the others seem interested. Now for what this is worth, my Mom's Daddy came across the water from Sweden on a cargo ship and stayed. He played the drums and was killed in a tavern in Gillespie, Ill.,......ended his story! My great-Grandpa, Christopher Columbus ____ on Dad's side was the one I mentioned awhile back that was shown with his union (!) troupe in a pix atop Lookout Mt. His Daddy came over from Germany......guess that's where I got the former taste for beer. Oh, there's others but I'll never hear their stories in the night so that's that!........Oh!,........excep t for 1/2 Uncle Johnny who must have been total gypsy, always gone .....everywhere. He was a good-hearted feller though. Offered to give me a '51 Chevy, two-door hardtop one time. Hummp!...the folks wouldn't hear of it! But music did drift down from both sides of the family and durn if I didn't catch about 98% of it and the other seven got the rest. I wasn't good-hearted.
I'm like you I guess, I know I'm Irish decent and that's about it. It just never really interested me; however, I love to hear other peoples ancestor stories

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#94953 Dec 20, 2013
Hey everyone! How've you all been? Got your Christmas shopping done? Ready for a blessed Holiday season?
devastated

Toledo, OH

#94954 Dec 20, 2013
I would like to apologize for anything bad I said about yall. Hell I don't know who you are and it's not for me to judge. Have a happy holiday season.
Anne

Owensboro, KY

#94955 Dec 20, 2013
MM, you were lucky your grandpa in Gillespie already had kids by the time he was killed. Glad you made it here..! Many years ago my uncle married a lady from Germany with the last name of Gillespie, so when you first mentioned Hillsboro being close to Gillespie my "ears" perked up and took notice.
Miss E I am a "wanna be" when it comes to finding my ancestors. Sometimes I work a little on it then I drop it for many years at a time. Soon though some of the information collecting will be easier to do as my better half is headed into full time retirement.
Good Morning to all! Nope, glad to have you stop by. Please join us more often..
..and to "devastated", dont know who you are or what you feel bad about but every day is a fresh day and we seem to be a nice group so be sure to join us.
AW--hope you, dog, and chickens are doing fine! Oh , there was a blue egg laying in the nest a couple days ago! Weather turned warmer and, presto, that hen just popped one out!

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#94957 Dec 20, 2013
I'll try to pop in more often, Anne. Things have been a bit crazy around here. In a good way, thank the Lord!!

Glad you chickens are laying. Mine have been on strike for about a month now. Just a few eggs in the basket.... They better be thankful that I'm not one to start considering the stew pot!!!
Anne

Owensboro, KY

#94958 Dec 20, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
I'll try to pop in more often, Anne. Things have been a bit crazy around here. In a good way, thank the Lord!!

Glad you chickens are laying. Mine have been on strike for about a month now. Just a few eggs in the basket.... They better be thankful that I'm not one to start considering the stew pot!!!

The Christmas shopping you mentioned earlier? I'm done, done, done ! It's been my habit to continue shopping well after the fact everybody has a couple gifts under the tree but I've fine much better this year.
Glad things are going well for you and yours!! Other than strep throat our household is good and kids are excited about the 5 Christmas' they always have. Kids of divorced parents seem to hit the jackpot come birthdays and Christmas. Lol.
MY chickens in a stew pot? Couldn't do it. I'm a weak person.:-(
a dair yall

Arlington Heights, IL

#94959 Dec 20, 2013
At about 11 p.m., a state highway trooper independently reported some unusual "meteor-like objects" flying overhead, "with a sound like artillery fire coming directly from them.

At the same time ,... 11.00 p.m., Sutton decided to flee the farmhouse and drove to the Hopkinsville police station. Police Chief Russell Greenwell judged the witnesses to have been frightened by something "beyond reason, not ordinary." He also opined "[t]hese were not the sort of people who normally ran to the police ... something frightened them, something beyond their comprehension." A police officer with medical training determined that Billy Ray's pulse rate was more than two times as fast as usual.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94960 Dec 20, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
@ Dual..........hey, welcome to our little society. Now I'm not the new kid on the block anymore. Very glad to have you ......and just do as I do. Just write down about anything (?....well,...) that comes to your mind. It seems to keep us all steered away from the.....unforgiven. I've thought at times if the others are wondering....."where's that yo-yo come'n from?"
@ Wolf.......not correcting you or nothing but not so long ago late into the night I happen-chance across a story about a pirate named, I think, Black Beard. You said Black Bart.....and there was one of them "Black Bart's" too, out in the mountains of California that used to hold-up and rob stage coaches on foot and leave a short, original poem at each spot. Maybe there was a pirate of each. Anyhow, this "Beard" did rule the seas and had the politicians of the Carolina's and Georgia in his pocket...$$$$! However, he only ruled for two years when the Queen of England put a bounty on his head. His sailors came at him secretly one at a time but soon one whacked off his head. Now whether or not he got the reward..........
Yes, there were mulitiple Black Barts, but you can Google Bartholemew Roberts and yes, Black Beard was beheaded.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#94963 Dec 20, 2013
Misty eyed wrote:
So far, we have traced are roots to the Ulster Scots. Poor record keeping methinks. The Irish settled in North Carolina. They moved into an area called Cherokee and Gladys,Ky. History is most certainly interesting. The music as well. Gramps used to play " Pretty Polly" on his banjo. Boy, some fine picking and singin'. They worked hard as well. Gardening and plowing for miles using those mules.
For some interesting reading, Google Scotch-Irish which states that they are a nomadic people always looking for a better opporturnity. About the time of King James (1611), many Scots were relocated into Ireland and were not well liked by the true Irish. My ancestors came from County Armargh region. The majority of folks in Eastern Kentucky can trace their heritage to the Scotch-Irish and other Scotch-Irish peoples include Daniel Boone, Sam Houston, and Meriweather Lewis.

BTW the medical procedure was a success and AW will live at least another day.
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#94964 Dec 20, 2013
BTW the medical procedure was a success and AW will live at least another day.- AW

Well,Bless you, bless you! That gladdens my heart for you;) You just have to be here for that Litte Wolf, you know. I think, John Wayne was Scotch- Irish as well. He was a member of Scottish Rite, an interesting group.
Merry, merry Christmas to you and Dog from our loving home.
Anne

Paris, TN

#94966 Dec 20, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW the medical procedure was a success and AW will live at least another day.
How wonderful! AW, so glad you reported back to us! This is the day that The Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!!
Hope things are going smoothly for you. Merry Christmas dear Topix buddy!

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#94969 Dec 21, 2013
AW, I'm ever SO glad to hear that you're okay. God bless!!

Anne, my chickens will never see the soup pot, lol. That's be like eating my cat or the dogs. Not gonna happen.. EVER.... They're too much like pets now to even dream of eating them. I have trouble eating even fried chicken because of having chickens for so long. They're far from stupid animals, as you know by know. And I like to watch them at work every day. They're soooo comical.... Have you ever watched, and I mean really watched, them talk to each other? It's amazing...

Everyone else, I hope you have a great Holiday planned! I'm going to be doing quite a bit of traveling during the season for a change. Looking forward to it this year. I can thank my doctors for much of this change in "heart". Literally for the change in heart, HAHA!!! Usually, travel makes me cringe..... Maybe the "Scrooge" in me has departed for a while. LOL!

Chat with you all maybe later today!

_-_Nope_-_
*POOF*
Misty eyed

Louisa, KY

#94971 Dec 21, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
AW, I'm ever SO glad to hear that you're okay. God bless!!
Anne, my chickens will never see the soup pot, lol. That's be like eating my cat or the dogs. Not gonna happen.. EVER.... They're too much like pets now to even dream of eating them. I have trouble eating even fried chicken because of having chickens for so long. They're far from stupid animals, as you know by know. And I like to watch them at work every day. They're soooo comical.... Have you ever watched, and I mean really watched, them talk to each other? It's amazing...
Everyone else, I hope you have a great Holiday planned! I'm going to be doing quite a bit of traveling during the season for a change. Looking forward to it this year. I can thank my doctors for much of this change in "heart". Literally for the change in heart, HAHA!!! Usually, travel makes me cringe..... Maybe the "Scrooge" in me has departed for a while. LOL!
Chat with you all maybe later today!
_-_Nope_-_
*POOF*
Great about the 'heart'! Wonderful Holiday for you as well and a Blessed New Year. Hopefully, your critter babies are doing well. Enjoy your trip may it bring you a rewarding experience. Take care;)

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