Patriot and Posey Township 9-14-17


I don’t think I can EVER complain about the rain again in my lifetime! With all the flooding from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and what those poor people have been through, nothing I could ever experience would deserve to be compared. I believe that all my friends in Florida escaped physical harm. That even includes a couple of friends who are in law enforcement down there; they have been on my mind and in my heart this past week! Thank God for Facebook and television. We now know in seconds and minutes what used to take days or weeks. Phenomenal.

Congratulations to King and Queen of the Pacer Football Homecoming: Brandon Bennett and Emerson Schroer. Both live here in Patriot.

I know it’s simply history now but I spent a fair amount of time recently on the Town on Patriot’s 9/11 Ceremony and Memorial Park Re-dedication and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Saturday night I ventured over to Harris Park and listened in on the live music of ‘The Other Guy’ and ‘Bogus Hollow’. Deemed the first ‘Patriots Day Music Festival’ by organizer Randy Dickerson and sponsored by the Patriot Volunteer Fire Department, it featured a wide variety of music from Bluegrass, to Led Zeppelin and even the Beatles. The music was excellent as was the food at the concession which was also provided by the Patriot Volunteer Fire Department and Chief Waynie Turner.

Just another reminder that the Patriot Water Company now has a Facebook page dedicated to notifying the customers living in the five counties and serviced by the Water Company. Everyone is encouraged to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ this page with family and friends. The purpose of this Facebook page entitled PATRIOT WATER COMPANY is to advise of water outages, boil alerts and other pertinent issues. In addition, the Switzerland County Emergency Management Director Tom Moore has recently agreed to post emergency water information on the countywide emergency alert system as deemed necessary.

Remember that the Reuse Store in Vevay – commonly referred to as the “Free Store” – has moved to the recycle facility at 19 McCreary Ridge. The new hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.

Prayers of healing are needed for Jerry Turner, Leona Ware, Travis Griffith, Bill Levell, Wayne Dawson and June Lack.

In the “Lessons Learned” category this week, I am learning as uncoordinated as I am, I will soon have all the floors in my house scrubbed clean and spotless. Last month I explained how approximately 255 ounces of liquid detergent ended up on the floor of my laundry room. I’m still trying to blame that mess on one of the kitties. I cannot, however, blame the gallon pitcher of diet Sunkist mixed with diet lemonade that I inadvertently poured all over my kitchen floor this past week. At least the mess was artificially sweetened and therefore not quite as sticky as sugar would have been. I am going to have to either stop having large quantities of liquid lying around the house or start being much more careful.

In the “Critter Corner” this week, Terrible Twin Tomcat Very Special Agent Leroy Gibbs escaped again the fenced in yard the other day and I subsequently chased his little panther person through three of my neighbors’ yards. When he made it evident to me that he was not going to be cooperative, I started back home. I encountered my neighbor Kirk on the way and explained to him that the rotten black kitty with the useless green collar and bell that I chased around his back yard was indeed Terrible Twin Tomcat Leroy Gibbs and that basically I was laying claim to his shiny black carcass. Kirk responded by asking if there was a reward for the return of said cat. I told him absolutely not. I loved my Kitty but his misconduct was not going to cost me any money. We continued to chatter for a bit and imagine my surprise upon the return to my home when I found said Rotten Kitten defiling his litterbox. Seems being the domesticated Little Puddy Cat that he is, he felt it necessary to return home to his favorite litterbox to potty in. Heaven forbid that he should potty in the weeds like a ‘normal’ kitty!

You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the cat mailbox in front of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home at (812) 594-2281; or by dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038. In addition, contact KAY E COOK on Facebook or online at If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article. If you need something in a particular issue please be sure and give it to me early.