Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81698 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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qwerty

Luck, WI

#95056 Dec 27, 2013
I want a dressed out double cheeseburger sooooo bad right now.

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#95057 Dec 27, 2013
qwerty wrote:
I want a dressed out double cheeseburger sooooo bad right now.
Me too. Date?
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95059 Dec 27, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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In the big scheme of things, a hamburger is more tangible than mad scientist.
Especially, the ones from Parkette on New Circle

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#95061 Dec 27, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Especially, the ones from Parkette on New Circle
I haven't been to Parkette in years! But they were good back in the day.
Parkette and Miller Ford are two buildings I associate with Lexington from my childhood. I always thought the Jetsons lived in the Miller Ford building
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95062 Dec 27, 2013
@Miss E... Parkette Drive-in has been there since 1952 (I think). There are pictures on the walls of the old cars from back then showing New Cirlce road being built and it was the only building on the road on one side and Miller Ford on the other and is why you only remember those 2 places. Now that road is crowded for miles.

They still have the drive-up call in and order speakers. I always liked their chicken boxes with french fries and cream gravy to dip the fries in. Their hamburger was called a "Poor Boy" but it was far from being poor. lol It was also the only place I know where you could get fried oysters or fried shrimp to eat in your car.
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#95068 Dec 27, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@MM.. I like the turnip greens with a big onion also, but much prefer collards with some fatback and onion. Many years ago, I knew an old man that loved to deer hunt and he carried a couple of Vidalias in his demin jacket and ate them like an apple. He claimed the smell masked the human aroma. I don't know, I am not a deer hunter.
You know,........everytime I get on this thread my peace-of-mind goes back to the remember when's or the good ole days! But, Wolf, I've only had collards once in my all-together-life. Not that I wouldn't have them but because I haven't come across them. When I moved to Mississippi in 1969 I rented a room from a family in an old, two-story house.......and could never do that now. Their Grandma lived there with them and would sit on the front porch in a rocker and spit snuff between her front teeth out past the porch and that's the truth!!!,.....and noth'n but the truth! Not often did I eat there with them but this one time the Grandma insisted I eat collard greens with them. I have no idea what she doctored 'em up with but, Lawdy,.....sure was good with cornbread. Another thing. I'd go off squirrel hunting pretty often, come back and clean the squirrels and give 'em to these people. Well, the first time Grandma served them they was in a big, ole long dish with potatoes, carrots and gravy. When it was passed to me I saw that.........."the heads were still on the squirrels." It was all I could do to handle that one. But she snuck a possum in on me, one time too, and I thought I was eating roast but they didn't tell me till afterwards. But somehow I've always escaped poke sallet. Glad I was a Yankee boy but once!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95069 Dec 28, 2013
@MM.. fresh spring time poke sallet mixed with wild mustard greens is a little too strong for my taste and it was pretty much a regular addition to a spring time meal. Turnip greens and collards are the best and more for fall eating. My folks used to plant the entire garden in turnips after the rest of the vegetables were harvested. The excess turnips would be left to rot and put nutrients back in the soil and they mainly ate the greens. Which was fine with me, I like the greens but I don't like turnips.

When squirrel was served, I would not even come to the table since the folks cracked those squirrel heads open and ate the brains. When they did that, I did not have to be a Yankee to pass up the meal and I made do with a slice of apple coated in peanut butter. LOL (that is still one of my favorite snacks).

Oh memories !!. I had to laugh when you posted about that grandma sitting on the porch spitting snuff out between her teeth. That was what my maternal grandma did. The paternal grandma just sat on the porch smoking a corncob pipe. She might have even had some of that wacky backy in the pipe. It grows wild around here even still. My grandpa raised the stuff legally along the river bottom land prior to WW2 and sold it to the Government to be used for ropes for ships.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95070 Dec 28, 2013
Possum and sweet potatoes was another time to eat an apple coated with peanut butter. LOL

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#95071 Dec 28, 2013
Mississippi Man wrote:
<quoted text>You know,........everytime I get on this thread my peace-of-mind goes back to the remember when's or the good ole days! But, Wolf, I've only had collards once in my all-together-life. Not that I wouldn't have them but because I haven't come across them. When I moved to Mississippi in 1969 I rented a room from a family in an old, two-story house.......and could never do that now. Their Grandma lived there with them and would sit on the front porch in a rocker and spit snuff between her front teeth out past the porch and that's the truth!!!,.....and noth'n but the truth! Not often did I eat there with them but this one time the Grandma insisted I eat collard greens with them. I have no idea what she doctored 'em up with but, Lawdy,.....sure was good with cornbread. Another thing. I'd go off squirrel hunting pretty often, come back and clean the squirrels and give 'em to these people. Well, the first time Grandma served them they was in a big, ole long dish with potatoes, carrots and gravy. When it was passed to me I saw that.........."the heads were still on the squirrels." It was all I could do to handle that one. But she snuck a possum in on me, one time too, and I thought I was eating roast but they didn't tell me till afterwards. But somehow I've always escaped poke sallet. Glad I was a Yankee boy but once!
My time in Louisiana introduced me to some strange foods!
I learned to cook Cajun from an old maw maw with a third grade education, a belief in God stronger than I've ever witnessed and no fear of hard times and work.
Anyone up for some crawfish etouffee ?
Community coffee (Louisiana favorite) is what I'm drinking this morning. I no longer have to order it as the local Kroger's is now carrying it!
Anne

Sullivan, IL

#95072 Dec 28, 2013
Many times since I started posting on this thread various trolls have accused us of being off topic. So here I go in MY version of why all those birds died around Paducah (Lone Oak). It's my brother inlaws fault. Yes! The diesel fumes from his truck and tractor around that particular time in Lone Oak. He had just loaded his John Deere tractor on the trailer, locked down the boomer(?) and slowly pulled up to the highway. Off in the distance to the left was a semi truck coming so BIL mashed his right foot down on the accelerator. The boomer released its grip on the chain and the John Deere rolled backwards off the trailer right in the path of the semi. Semi driver did some pretty fancy braking and stopped short of the bouncing runaway tractor. BIL stops his truck and goes back to the tractor, pulls it up to the trailer, pushes down with the tractors bucket on the trailer and walks that tractor back on the trailer! But the day is not over and that much diesel fumes wouldn't affect the birds, but at the farm.... He pulled up the driveway ,parked the truck and proceeded to back the tractor off the trailer. Now, something about the weight of the tractor at the backend of the trailer and how it lifts the front of trailer and raises the back end of the truck...making the truck and trailer look like an inverted v. With BIL sitting in the tractors seat, the tractors back wheels off the trailer and the front wheels ON the trailer, the truck starts rolling down the hill towards a fence around the pond. All BIL could do was sit on that tractor, gripping the steering wheel with all his might and take that ride down the hill! The truck made it safely between the fence posts and continued go the pond, stopping within 36 inches of the water! Very cautiously he finished getting the tractor completely off the trailer. Then backed the truck away from the waters edge. So....all those frantic diesel fumes in such a short time span--that's my explanation for all those birds dying.

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#95073 Dec 28, 2013
Anne wrote:
Many times since I started posting on this thread various trolls have accused us of being off topic. So here I go in MY version of why all those birds died around Paducah (Lone Oak). It's my brother inlaws fault. Yes! The diesel fumes from his truck and tractor around that particular time in Lone Oak. He had just loaded his John Deere tractor on the trailer, locked down the boomer(?) and slowly pulled up to the highway. Off in the distance to the left was a semi truck coming so BIL mashed his right foot down on the accelerator. The boomer released its grip on the chain and the John Deere rolled backwards off the trailer right in the path of the semi. Semi driver did some pretty fancy braking and stopped short of the bouncing runaway tractor. BIL stops his truck and goes back to the tractor, pulls it up to the trailer, pushes down with the tractors bucket on the trailer and walks that tractor back on the trailer! But the day is not over and that much diesel fumes wouldn't affect the birds, but at the farm.... He pulled up the driveway ,parked the truck and proceeded to back the tractor off the trailer. Now, something about the weight of the tractor at the backend of the trailer and how it lifts the front of trailer and raises the back end of the truck...making the truck and trailer look like an inverted v. With BIL sitting in the tractors seat, the tractors back wheels off the trailer and the front wheels ON the trailer, the truck starts rolling down the hill towards a fence around the pond. All BIL could do was sit on that tractor, gripping the steering wheel with all his might and take that ride down the hill! The truck made it safely between the fence posts and continued go the pond, stopping within 36 inches of the water! Very cautiously he finished getting the tractor completely off the trailer. Then backed the truck away from the waters edge. So....all those frantic diesel fumes in such a short time span--that's my explanation for all those birds dying.
This is a very worthy hypothesis. To prove it via scientific method, we have to do the experiment three times and see if we get the same results---
Anne

Sullivan, IL

#95075 Dec 28, 2013
Another, most likely idea is that the area was literally besieged with starlings. Millions. And they posed a very real health threat. Seriously. For real. What is it? Histoplasmosis ? Can and does cause blindness and other bad health problems. Soooo.. Perhaps the starlings were sprayed with soapy water which washes off natural oils. Starling population diminished. Hmmmmm. Big possibility. For real
qwerty

Luck, WI

#95077 Dec 28, 2013
Miss E Font wrote:
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Me too. Date?
Might even get you an ice cream.
qwerty

Luck, WI

#95078 Dec 28, 2013
Anne wrote:
Many times since I started posting on this thread various trolls have accused us of being off topic.
They don't understand that is why everyone is here. One big pot luck dinner of sorts.

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#95079 Dec 28, 2013
qwerty wrote:
<quoted text>Might even get you an ice cream.
Wow! A large dipped cone? Or is that pushing my luck
Diaper Boy

Owensboro, KY

#95080 Dec 28, 2013
Hunters are doing it! Now stop this thread!!!
Anne

United States

#95081 Dec 28, 2013
We are sitting in a small town cafe a couple hours from Chicago and on the wall is an advertising paper bag from the diamond roller mills for All Jewels fancy patent flour ground in Mill Springs KY. Small world. Lol
Fan4Life

Hindman, KY

#95083 Dec 28, 2013
Diaper Boy wrote:
Hunters are doing it! Now stop this thread!!!
No, it's the Kentucky Wildcats disposing of those Louisville Cardinals!!!!!!!!

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#95084 Dec 28, 2013
Fan4Life wrote:
<quoted text>No, it's the Kentucky Wildcats disposing of those Louisville Cardinals!!!!!!!!
I'm a UK fan, but it's going to be a hard win
I predict U of L by 6
Fan4Life

Hindman, KY

#95085 Dec 28, 2013
Have faith..........Cats by 5!!!!!!!!!!

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