Tater Day celebrations in full swing this weekend.

Apr 6, 2008 Full story: WPSD-TV Paducah 68

“Looks that simple, but it really ain't”

A west Kentucky original celebrating spring and the sweet potato is up and running. via WPSD-TV Paducah

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Since: Mar 08

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#1 Apr 8, 2008
Tater Day Benton Ky but where was Lunsford?? seen two young men that had home made signs!!

I heard someone say this was the largest crowed they had ever seen for the Tater Day. took lot of pictures here a link
http://tinyurl.com/5wyffs

ditchmitchky.com
has more at the link
http://tinyurl.com/65co4d
Alan Necessary

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Apr 9, 2008
I had the distinct pleasure of visiting your town this past weekend and was appauld at the pre-civil war mentality that was displayed on your main street. I do believe in all the freedomes that are in our constitution, and now chose to display mine. I do not know who the city civic leaders are but you give minorities a very valid arguement that racism is not dead. Even the out of town vendors as well as out of town visitors were shocked at the number of vehicles displaying the Rebel flag! What message are you sending, and what does this have to do with "Tater Day"? I saw flags with Larry the Cable Guy's "Get-R-Done" motto on them. Has he endorsed this, or is it that someone in your community has taken this into their own hands to validate the supreme racism that infest your town? As a white American I am appauled that there are not any decent citizens in Marshall county or Benton, who would do the right thing in this matter. I will not darken your streets, and I will make this matter known to all those who will listen till this matter is corrected. How would you feel if you were black and took your family to "Tater Day"?

Since: Mar 08

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#3 Apr 11, 2008
I live in the next county, I know what you mean this has been this way for to long. did you know, not one African American lives are goes to school in this county. google Marshall county high school
so don't call it my home town,I don't need it ;)
Jacksonian

United States

#4 Apr 13, 2008
Alan Necessary wrote:

How would you feel if you were black and took your family to "Tater Day"?

I would ask him how he would feel taking his white family to a Jeremiah Wright sermon?

There is a place and time for everything and everyone, so deal with it.

Demactivist wrote:

I live in the next county, I know what you mean this has been this way for to long. did you know, not one African American lives are goes to school in this county. google Marshall county high school
so don't call it my home town,I don't need it ;)

So if you despise Marshall County so much, why do you go to tater day to look for a piece of crap like Lunsford? By the way, the last I checked, everyone is moving the hell out of Mayfield since the tire plant closed. Now it's pretty much over run with Mexicans and Blacks...see the correlation? Your Dem activist butt can just stay down there with them, and leave Marshall County alone...we sure in the hell don't need either of your types....now both of you be good little dems and go vote for Barack Hussein Obama!
Marshall County Resident

Lincoln, IL

#5 Apr 14, 2008
demactivist wrote:
I live in the next county, I know what you mean this has been this way for to long. did you know, not one African American lives are goes to school in this county. google Marshall county high school
so don't call it my home town,I don't need it ;)
You are wrong on the not one African American lives in Marshall County. There are more than you think. I have a brother in law that is black and lives in Marshall County, I have a cousin in law that is black and lives in Marshall county, I have a step-son who is black and lives in Marshall county. My children attend Marshall schools, and in each one of their schools there are black children now.
Marshall County Resident

Lincoln, IL

#6 Apr 14, 2008
Alan Necessary wrote:
I had the distinct pleasure of visiting your town this past weekend and was appauld at the pre-civil war mentality that was displayed on your main street. I do believe in all the freedomes that are in our constitution, and now chose to display mine. I do not know who the city civic leaders are but you give minorities a very valid arguement that racism is not dead. Even the out of town vendors as well as out of town visitors were shocked at the number of vehicles displaying the Rebel flag! What message are you sending, and what does this have to do with "Tater Day"? I saw flags with Larry the Cable Guy's "Get-R-Done" motto on them. Has he endorsed this, or is it that someone in your community has taken this into their own hands to validate the supreme racism that infest your town? As a white American I am appauled that there are not any decent citizens in Marshall county or Benton, who would do the right thing in this matter. I will not darken your streets, and I will make this matter known to all those who will listen till this matter is corrected. How would you feel if you were black and took your family to "Tater Day"?
I totally agree with you Racism is not dead...it has now been passed on to the white race. There are plenty of decent citizens in Marshall County, and I am sure many of them disagree with the flag flying...but don't we live in the land of the free? To each his own. Although I never flew a flag at Tater Day, I see nothing wrong with our young folk displaying what they believe in for a day or two.

I have black family that did attend Tater Day, they survived just fine.

People trying to tell other people how they should live, or think is what is wrong with this country today. I say keep it up Marsall County...be proud of who you are and where you came from!!!

Since: Mar 08

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#7 Apr 15, 2008
Jacksonian you prove my point GOP "the party of family values"LOL
Jennifer S

United States

#8 Jul 7, 2008
This is all a very easy fix. If you don't like what happens and goes on at Tater Day, then don't go. You obviously know nothing about it if that is your opinion on it. I have seen several black people at Tater Day. One family even are vendors there and are very welcome to be there! There are also black people that live in Marshall County. Again, it shows what you know about it. There are racist people in Marshall County, just like there are in every other county in America. And there are non-racist people in Marshall County just like there are in every other county in America. You choose to see the rebel flag flown at Tater Day as a sign of racism and it is not the case. It is a long held tradition that makes Tater Day what it is....a festival that is over 100 years old and still going. Perhaps next year you should attend the Gay Pride parade in a different state...or perhaps you could attend an all black celebration and tell me how many white people are in attendance? Just do me a favor and stay out of Marshall county for Tater Day. Obviously we are better off without your negativity.
kyle

Paducah, KY

#9 Sep 8, 2008
well personally i have lived in marshall county my whole life went to marshall county high and flew flags every year at tater day as long as i can remeber and no i dont like black people.i feel proud to live in a place where i can keep my door unlocked and leave the keys in my truck without worryin unlike the people who live in paducah and mayfeild.i thank theres a place for everyone and blacks and mexicans dont belong here so stay out
WalksTallWoman

Muldrow, OK

#10 Sep 9, 2008
You know Kyle, if you could actually spell you may be dangerous.
Oh I guess it's your superior white education kicking in?
People like you belong in Benton..a crap hole town thats nothing but car lots and banks..and idiots rife with racism, such as yourself.
God thought there was a place for everyone..take it up with him.
kyle

Paducah, KY

#11 Mar 19, 2009
i think you need to check your spellin there to son. i dont have to argue about how shitty you think my town is because this wouldnt even be a topic if people werent pissed off at a 98% white community that displayed there pride in where they come from and what they beleive in and their past so if your dont like it stop bitchin
WalksTallWoman

West Milton, OH

#12 Mar 21, 2009
In case no one has pointed out to you Kyle, Woman in my name indicates woman..not son!
Secondly, how the hell do you figure it's YOUR town?
Last I checked alot of folks were from that town and they do not all agree with your sentiment.
Go back to school, learn to spell and stop speaking for all the citizens of Marshall Co.!
I'll fly my flag just for you Kyle, NO MORE IDIOTS!
austin king

Brentwood, TN

#13 Mar 29, 2009
the rebel flag has nothing to do with racism it stood for the southern states as thier own county just as the union flag did for the north both the north and the south had slaves and and both the north and south had blacks and whites who faught in the civil war and as far as im concerned the confederate flag represents anyone from on of the 13 southern states who was born there black white or any race
angie z

Camden, TN

#14 Apr 6, 2009
that's a pile of crap! i was a white vendor at tater day last weekend and i took extensive picks. no blacks ever seen there.One black vender(the only one) was beaten & robbed, the cops were called and told the man "oh well". that was on day one. amongst those rebel flags flyin every where, were white pride flags I think you need to open your eyes, you are in denial!
Jennifer S wrote:
This is all a very easy fix. If you don't like what happens and goes on at Tater Day, then don't go. You obviously know nothing about it if that is your opinion on it. I have seen several black people at Tater Day. One family even are vendors there and are very welcome to be there! There are also black people that live in Marshall County. Again, it shows what you know about it. There are racist people in Marshall County, just like there are in every other county in America. And there are non-racist people in Marshall County just like there are in every other county in America. You choose to see the rebel flag flown at Tater Day as a sign of racism and it is not the case. It is a long held tradition that makes Tater Day what it is....a festival that is over 100 years old and still going. Perhaps next year you should attend the Gay Pride parade in a different state...or perhaps you could attend an all black celebration and tell me how many white people are in attendance? Just do me a favor and stay out of Marshall county for Tater Day. Obviously we are better off without your negativity.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#15 Apr 6, 2009
the confederate flag is not racest its stupid people that make it that way
and im so sick of hearing blacks say they were done rong when the american indians were screwed out of there land

Since: Dec 08

United States

#16 Apr 6, 2009
sorry sent the same post twice and yes there is blacks that live in benton
kyle

Wolcottville, IN

#17 Oct 27, 2009
of course nothing has changed its simply a way of life ive lived here my whole life and nothing has changed since ive been here.all yall that are bitchin sayin marshall county is a shit hole dont even live here so do me a favor kiss my white ass and go to hell
Marshall County Proud

Lexington, KY

#18 Nov 9, 2009
kyle wrote:
well personally i have lived in marshall county my whole life went to marshall county high and flew flags every year at tater day as long as i can remeber and no i dont like black people.i feel proud to live in a place where i can keep my door unlocked and leave the keys in my truck without worryin unlike the people who live in paducah and mayfeild.i thank theres a place for everyone and blacks and mexicans dont belong here so stay out
Amen Kyle, I'm right there with you!! and by the way our education is just fine and I'm an engineer now so get your facts straight!
WOW

Kendallville, IN

#19 Dec 18, 2009
Looks to me like a bunch of damn high school kids arguing. Marshall Co is full of arrogance, but the racism is just a bunch of crap displayed by kids that think its cool. They usually outgrow it. Its not as much of a racist town as people make it out to be. Ive lived here for 30years. The only thing about this place is the closed mindedness to tru reality, and how everyone here has become materialistic.
WOW

Kendallville, IN

#20 Dec 18, 2009
Were all going to self destruct in about 10 yrs anyway....so, keep up the good work...destroying woods and building parking lots, and big houses you cant fill.....throwing crap in te waterways...this town needs a reality check

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